Monday, January 30, 2017

Let's Hate Everyone Together

I decided to make some Valentine treats for my officemates this year--its a fun way to bring humor into the workplace with lots of punny cat sentiments. I printed these on my 80lb cardstock. It's also a great way to use up designer paper that I love, buy, then needlessly hoard.

Did you check out those cute cat faces! There's another I don't show here but used a lot on the yellow cats because it reminded me of Heathcliff. Blast from the past for sure.

The Details:  Lil' Inker Kitty Hugger set, Echo Park Splendid Sunshine and Doodlebug Design Springtime 6x6 designer paper, Memento Tuxedo Black, Rose Bud and Love Letter, Waltzing Mouse Stitched Scalloped Rectangle die, Avery Elle Rounded Rectangle die

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Lacy Snowflake

Today I'm combining a brand new snowflake die with fantastic gold washi and a holiday sentiment that I bought last year on holiday clearance. It pays to go through your stash every once in a while--you literally never know what you might find!

I'm entering this in Weekly Christmas Card Challenges #4 Photo Inspiration, CASology #233 Glisten, Shopping Our Stash #287 All That Glitters is Gold

The Details:  Hero Arts Under the Mistletoe, Gina Marie Designs Snowflake die, washi, Memento Tuxedo Black

Saturday, January 21, 2017

YNS Feature Day - Hearts

Hearts, hearts and more hearts!  That's what we have for you at Your Next Stamp today!  Be sure to comment on the YNS blog for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice.

For my card I cut out a bunch of hearts from the front panel using the Scripty Love set then layered it over a background made with Brushos. I then colored up the fabulous Magical Unicorn, one of my first YNS sets, pulling in colors from the background with my Copics. Oh, so sweet! I added a glitter border behind the oval diecut as well as a strip of glitter washi beneath the sentiment. So sparkly and pretty!

And, my goodness, my guest designing stint at YNS sure went by quickly. I can't believe this is my last card. It's been so fun working with such wonderful products and people! So thankful for the opportunity!

I'm entering this in Cute Card Thursday Cool Colors/Tones, Shopping Our Stash 286 Fantastic Beasts

The Details:  Your Next Stamp Magical Unicorn and Scripty Love die set, Gina Marie Stitched Scalloped Oval die, Brilliant Red and Purple Brushos, Wink of Stella, Distress Ink Wilted Violet, Doodlebug glitter, Simon Says stitched rectangle die, Scor Tape, PTI banner die, Copics

Thursday, January 19, 2017

YNS Challenge 56

Oh, how I love the YNS challenge #56 colors, don't you? I decided to stretch my stamps and convert the string of lights on the deer to a string of hearts. So cute! I stenciled first then embossed; this avoids pooling of ink (around the snowflakes, eg) but that might be the effect you're looking for so go ahead and try it both ways. I used a Glaze pen to make the string into a leather strip of sorts then glued hearts over the lightbulbs. For her pompom, I coated that with glitter because you can never have too much of that!

I'm entering this in Merry Monday #231 Reindeer

The Details:  Your Next Stamps Snow Wonderful, Carta Bella Plaid Stencil, Memento Tuxedo Black, Paper Studio embossing folder, Distress Ink Spun Sugar, Waltzing Mouse Stitched Scalloped Rectangle die, black Glaze pen, Copics as below

Deer:  E50, 51, 53, 55, 57, 59
Outfit: YG01, 13, 17
Trim: RV000, RV00, RV02
Hair: YR0000, Y21, Y35, YR24
Skin: E00, E01, E02
Shoes: C00, C0
Hearts: R12, 14, 17

Stamplorations CAS #13 Mid-Challenge Reminder

We're midway through Stamplorations CAS Challenge #13 with the optional color twist of silver or gray. I wanted to push myself a bit so experimented with stenciling on gray which I have never done. Worked a treat! I used my favorite Distress Ink citron and raspberry which are really bright but the gray toned them down perfectly for this sympathy card.

Use the code STAMPGIRLTONI to get 20% off all regular- and sale-priced stamps, stencils and dies! This code cannot be combined with any other discount codes. Happy crafting!

The Details:  Stamplorations Fond Expressions 2 and Artplorations A Bloom and Three Buds, Distress Ink Twisted Citron, Shabby Shutters, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Versamark, Ranger Watering Can Embossing Powder, Pretty Pink Posh sequins

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Even Yetis Like Plaid

Another winter greetings card with the cute Yeti. I love how everything seems gray and dreary except for the scarf. Cute!

The Details:  MFT Beast Friends and Chill Wishes, Pretty Pink Posh Holiday Greetings, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders and Stitched Mountain Borders, Ranger Multi Medium MatteGlossy Accents and Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, Doodlebug Sugar Coating Lily White Glitter and Polar Pals 6x6 papers, Memento Tuxedo Black

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Chill Yeti Wishes

I have a lot of winter birthdays in my life. Two cards down! I love the pop of the pattern paper and how I was able to color the mug to match. Too cute! And, no surprise, the plaid stencil is still my favorite.

The Details:  MFT Beast Friends and Chill Wishes, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders and Stitched Mountain Borders, Carta Bella Plaid Stencil, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Glossy Accents and Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, Doodlebug Sugar Coating Lily White Glitter, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Stampendous detail fine white embossing powder, Pebbles Holly Jolly 6x6 Paper, Uchida Snow Pen, Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink, Copics

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Eskimo Girls

A couple of cutey patootie cheerful winter cards today. So glad I've been using the Doodlebug paper up--yes, I hoard. :)

I'm entering House of Cards Add a Building or Colors, Tuesday Throwdown TT325 Snowflakes, City Crafter #344 Blue Monday

The Details:  Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Circle FrameHero Arts Winter Cheer Tag, Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Friends and Scallop Borders die, Poppy Stamps Wintertime Bear (igloo), Doodlebug Designs Polar Pals designer paper and Sugar Coating Lily White Glitter, Paper Studio embossing folder, Memento Tuxedo Black, Waltzing Mouse Scalloped Stitched Rectangle die, Scor-Tape, pigment pen, Copics

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

THD #8 Mid-Challenge Reminder

Doesn't this scene just give you the shivers? Crisp and cold and CUTE! I can't decide if my favorite part are the fairies peeking out from the greenery (whitery?), the embossed background or that strip of glitter beneath the sentiment. And let's now forget the Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents that I applied to add sparkle and shine. Love it all

I do hope you're inspired to join The Heart Desires challenge this month--amazing inspiration board this round!

The Details:   Lawn Fawn Frosty Fairy FriendsWink of Stella, Ranger Glossy Accents and Multi Medium Matte, Memory Box Pinecone and Greenery die, Richard Garay embossing folder, Waltzing Mouse Stitched Scalloped Rectangle die, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Memento Tuxedo Black and Danube Blue

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

YNS New Release Continues!

Another new release card for you using a 3-color dare! I concentrated on red, green, and aqua with brown as my neutral. Notice I masked and stacked the books from Silly Book Monsters and also masked the happy little worm from Get Your Fiction On to create my scene. I left the tail hanging off the card in the pic but in real life it is adhered to the back of the card for a fun touch. I love these sets--so very cute!

Be sure to leave a comment on the YNS blog for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!

The Details:  YNS Silly Book Monsters and Get Your Fiction On, PTI impression plate, Penny Black speech bubble die

Sunday, January 8, 2017

More Warm Wishes

I find coloring to be very calming. I need to concentrate (but not too much) as I choose colors, direction of light, layout, etc. Exactly the distraction I needed this weekend. I especially loved thinking about how the firelight would cast a warm glow and how that glow would affect the colors perceived by the eye. And the embossing gave amazing movement to the fire and rocks as well. Total happenstance.

I'm entering this in TIME OUT #74 Winter, HLS January 2017 Christmas Anything Goes, Tuesday Throwdown #324 Winter Critters, and Cards in Envy Snowbirds

The Details:  MFT Toasty Greetings , Lawn Fawn Merry Messages, Carta Bella Plaid Stencil, Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black, Paper Studio embossing folder, Waltzing Mouse Stitched Scalloped Rectangle die

Saturday, January 7, 2017

YNS New Release Hop

Hi, Everyone! We are having a new release blog hop at Your Next Stamp and have fabulous inspiration, a prize, and a sale for you!

These sets are perfect to share love (and hopefully cookies!) with someone special. I used the adorable pup from YNS Ellie Loves to Bake, perching him on top of the Love die, with a sprinkling of hearts from Lovin' from the Oven. If you saw my card from yesterday using these same sets, you'll see that the previous card was a cute layered scene while this card is much more clean and simple. Love that versatility!

Want a chance to win a $25 YNS gift certificate? You know you do! Leave a comment here and on other blogs in the hop to increase your chance of winning. You don't need to comment on every blog in order to qualify.

In the meantime, check out the store and start your wishlist. Even if you don't win the certificate, you can take advantage of the 20% off sale using code Jan2017!

The Details:  YNS Ellie Loves to Bake, Lovin' from the Oven, and Love die, Pop Tone Sno Cone cardstock, Simon Says Stiched Whirl die, Waltzing Mouse Stitched Scalloped rectangle die, Copics

Indeed, You Sparkle!

My goodness, I had a time with this image. The wings are coated with a Wink of Stella marker that decided to vomit glitter everywhere.  This is my third attempt! Odd too as I've never had a problem before. Maybe I had a death grip on the barrel without realizing. In any, I love the results. Such a cute scene of a little angel sprinkling glittery stars over the winter landscape.

I'm entering this in Merry Monday #229 Angels, Fab N Funky #332 Little Girls, Simon Says Wednesday New Something (the YNS set and border die)

The Details:  YNS Snow Wonderful, PTI Sparkle & Shine, Recollections silver mirror board, Lawn Fawn Forest Border die, Hero Arts Star Confetti plate, Clear Wink of Stella, Copics, Scor-Tape, Stampendous Multi Crystal Glitter Mix

Friday, January 6, 2017

YNS January Preview

I was so excited when I was treated to a sneak of the upcoming Your Next Stamp release. Soooooo cute!  I created this little scene initially without the flooring then thought it needed a bit of oomph, plus why not practice drawing perspective. Thank goodness for YouTube! Once I laid down the first couple of boxes, it was easy peasy. And I love how Ellie turned out. I like that the image is large enough to either color or paper-piece (the apron next time!). And the stove with heart knobs? I'd certainly play with my stove more often if it had those . . . in theory--LOL!

The Details:  YNS Ellie Loves to Bake (mini set also available) and Lovin' from the Oven, Copics, Simons Say Stitched Rectangle die

Snowman in a Hot Tub Mug is cold outside. It was a whopping 22F this morning at my house and a relatively balmy 30F when I reached Seattle. Yikes! I love the sunlight we're getting and don't mind the cold . . . as long as I'm not in it--LOL.

I must say I'm quite jealous of this snowman in a mug. I can totally picture myself melting away in a hot tub--yes, please!

I'm entering this in Daring Cardmakers January Elemental (using colors, snow(man), texture, block letters), House of Cards Add a Building or Colors, Time Out Winter with optional white on white twist, The Male Room #51 Anything Goes, and Less is More #309 Dimension

The Details:  YNS Warm Christmas Wishes, Savvy Warm Wishes die, Sizzix Tim Holtz Knit Set embossing folder, Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Stitched Frame, Copics, Scor-Tape

Thursday, January 5, 2017

YNS Challenge #55

Hi everyone!  Today starts YNS Challenge #55 which will run through January 12.  You can choose to use the sketch, the colors, or both. Be sure to check out how we were inpsired and join in the fun!

I chose to use the sketch this time, using an arched die cut out, washi tape, and a glossy heart attached with a ribbon to showcase cute little Ellie and her latte. I imagine her gazing out a window looking at you. Adorable!

The Details:  Your Next Stamp Ellie Loves Lattes and Heart die, Pretty Pink Posh Window Frames die, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Glossy Accents, Copics, Recollections washi tape

Stamplorations CAS January Challenge #13

Happy New Year! The first Stamplorations CAS challenge of 2017 has arrived!  This time the optional color twist is silver or gray. I went with a New Year theme given the season. Gold party favors, silver dress and washi and fun confetti countdown numbers. A very fun way to start the year!

Btw, we've started a new DT Discount Code program at Stamplorations. 
Use the code STAMPGIRLTONI to get 20% off all regular- and sale-priced stamps, stencils and dies! This code cannot be combined with any other discount codes. Happy crafting!

The Details:  Stamplorations Party Girl and Party Mates, Versamark, Ranger Gold and Princess Gold Embossing Powder, Recollections Silver Embossing Powder, Lil' Inker Stitched Numbers dies

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Heart Desires Challenge 8

Ooh, I am loving the wintry blues of the first THD Challenge of 2017! They definitely match the current weather in my neck of the woods! Go check out the main post and see what the other DT have made--I'm inspired and am sure you will be too!

The Details:  Lawn Fawn Making Frosty Friends and Stitched Hillside Border, Distress Ink Mermaid Lagoon, Tumbled Glass, Blueprint, Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black, Hot Off the Press stencil

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Cold Happy Feet

A really quick card today.  I wasn't on planning on adding the additional snowflakes but somebody, cough cough, had smudgy fingers. I like them. The snowflakes. Not so much the smudgy fingers. Of note here is that the penguin is stamped on the embossed panel and I used an Exacto to cut out his foot to place over the hill.

I'm entering this in CASology #230 Cold

The Details:  MFT Toasty Greetings, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Border, Memento Tuxedo Black, leftover snowflakes from Memory Box Snowflake Oval Collage, Copics, Taylored Expressions snow embossing folder

Monday, January 2, 2017

Winter Unicorn

Warm wishes indeed! Love that scarf-wearing unicorn frolicking in front of a winter bedazzled castle. Adorable!

The Details:  Lawn Fawn Winter Unicorn and Puffy Cloud Border, Gina Marie Designs Magical Castle, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, Copics, Wink of Stella Silver, Scrapbook Adhesives Thin foam squares, Recollections Glitter Paper and mini hearts confetti sequins, Taylored Expressions Snow embossing folder, Waltzing Mouse Stitched Scalloped Rectangle die, Memento Tuxedo Black