Friday, 24 March 2017

Your Next Stamp Sketch/Colour Challenge # 60 (Sprinkles Sugar Rush)

Hello and welcome to another week of the Your Next Stamp sketch/colour challenge #60. 

Every two weeks, there is a new challenge that features a sketch and colour inspiration. Pick the one that inspires you most, or try both for an added challenge. The best part of these challenges is you could win a gift certificate to the YNS store!

 When using the colour inspiration, you must use at least 3 colours. You may also add neutrals 

This week I used the sketch for my inspiration. I am showing my Sprinkles stamps some more love this week, and inking up Sprinkles Sugar Rush! The paper is also new from Your Next Stamp called Happy Spring.   


For the sketch/colour challenge #60, you will have until Thursday March 30th (midnight EST) to play along. Head over to the Your Next Stamp blog for more inspiration and to link up your creation.

One random participant will win a $15 gift card to the YNS store. If you feature YNS products (it must be the main focus of your project), you will receive an additional $5. When you use a YNS stamp/die, there is a chance of being selected as the YNS top pick. The winner and top pick are announced on the YNS blog, the Sunday after the close of the challenge.

If you use YNS products on your project, you can also take part in the YNS Social Media challenge. Simply showcase your YNS sketch/colour challenge #60 project on Instagram, Splitcoast Stampers or Facebook. Check out the currently challenge post at the YNS blog for more details on the social media challenge.

Have a wonderful and crafty day!


Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Your Next Stamp March Feature - Laughter is the Best Medicine!

Welcome to the March Your Next Stamp feature post. Each month the design team uses specific stamps, dies or themes to create projects that will hopefully inspire you.

You will want to check out the feature post each month at the YNS blog because in addition to inspiration, there is also a chance to WIN a stamp set of your choice.

This month our theme is to create something inspired by Laughter is the best medicine!


I love the So Sorry Donkey and the sentiment with this set makes me laugh every time! I also added the multi-coloured background using the Large Ink Splatter.



Head over to the YNS blog to see all of the Design Team members sharing projects for this month's feature. Leave a comment on the blog post for the March Feature and you will have a chance to win a prize. One lucky crafter will WIN a YNS stamp set of their choice.

Have a happy day!!!!


Friday, 10 March 2017

Your Next Stamp Sketch/Colour Challenge # 59 (Sprinkles Coffee and Tea)

Hello and welcome to another week of the Your Next Stamp sketch/colour challenge #59. 

Every two weeks, there is a new challenge that features a sketch and colour inspiration. Pick the one that inspires you most, or try both for an added challenge. The best part of these challenges is you could win a gift certificate to the YNS store!

 When using the colour inspiration, you must use at least 3 colours. You may also add neutrals

This week I used the sketch for my inspiration. I dug into my stash for a stamp I haven't used in a while and Sprinkles Coffee and Tea stamp and die. I also used the Stitched Rectangles, Circle die and Cosmic Crush gumdrops!


The beautiful paper  is the new YNS paper called Hugs and Kisses


For the sketch/colour challenge # 59, you will have until Thursday March 16th (midnight EST) to play along. Head over to the Your Next Stamp blog for more inspiration and to link up your creation.

One random participant will win a $15 gift card to the YNS store. If you feature YNS products (it must be the main focus of your project), you will receive an additional $5. When you use a YNS stamp/die, there is a chance of being selected as the YNS top pick. The winner and top pick are announced on the YNS blog, the Sunday after the close of the challenge.

If you use YNS products on your project, you can also take part in the YNS Social Media challenge. Simply showcase your YNS sketch/colour challenge #59 project on Instagram, Splitcoast Stampers or Facebook. Check out the currently challenge post at the YNS blog for more details on the social media challenge.

Have a wonderful and crafty day!


Wednesday, 8 March 2017

YNS DT Dare - Shades of Spring (Froggie Friend)

It's time for the March Your Next Stamp Design Team Dare challenge.

Each month the design team is given a special challenge to help show off the new release stamps and dies. The challenge may be seasonal or technique bases, but whatever it may be, you will see a lot of fun projects.

This month our Designer challenge is called SHADES OF SPRING!

Shades of spring for me, means vibrant and colourful. I used the new Froggie Friend stamp, along with the Little Ledges die, Happy Spring paper and the Enchanted Garden gumdrops to create a fun shaker card. I also used the Mini Popcorn box to create a cute little treat holder, which would work as a party favour or thank you gift for someone special!


Head over to the Your Next Stamp blog and look for the March DT Dare post. Leave a comment on that post for the chance to WIN a stamp set of your choice!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Saturday, 4 March 2017

Your Next Stamp March Release



Welcome to the Your Next Stamp March release hop. This release is filled with fun and fabulous stamps, dies, beautiful new paper and pretty ink colours! There is a little something for everyone in this month's release.

We have an amazing blog hop to showcase so many wonderful stamps, and dies! This month we have a number of talented guest joining us for our March release hop. Sit back, grab a beverage (some Chocolate Chai tea would be yummy) and maybe a pen and paper to joint down an item or two or three for your wish list.

For my first card, I used the fun Let's Do Take out stamp and die. 



To make the card interactive, I used the Flip Up Window die set to add one of the great sentiments from this set. I think there will be a lot of fun things I will be able to do with this new die!



For my second card, I channelled some spring vibes. I used the darling A Cute Stack stamp along, with the Happy Spring paper and Enchanted Garden Gumdrops.

YNS Products: A Cute Stack stamp, Stitched Rectangles die, Enchanted Garden Gumdrops, Happy Spring and Hugs and Kissed Paper, 


In celebration of this new release, check out the fabulous deal Karen is offering!


Thank you for joining us for our new release hop! I hope you found a little inspiration and maybe a few stamps or dies that you'd like to add to your YNS collection. As you are hoping along, we would love for you to leave a comment. There will be a $25 YNS gift certificates available to win, so the more blogs you visit, the greater your chances to win the prize!

Remember to also come back to the YNS blog on March 8th to check out the next Design Team Dare challenge.

Have a great day and happy hopping!





Your Next Stamp March Release Preview (Froggie Friend)

Happy March Crafty Friends!

Despite what looked like an early spring, has quickly turned back into winter. I am not happy and right now I refuse to put my boots back on. Yep, a little tantrum from me right now.

Today I hope we will brighten things up with a preview for the Your Next Stamp  March release.

With the new release just around the corner (later tonight), I have the pleasure of sharing a little preview of one of the stamp and die sets you will see in this amazing release. I love preview day. All of the stamps and dies will be available really soon, so you may want to check out the previews today and start making your wish list!

If you head over to the Your Next Stamp blog you will see all of the previews available today!

For my preview cards, I used the cute Froggie Friend, the cool Funky Line Panel die and new Enchanted Garden Gumdrops. The panel die is so fun and you will see a lot of amazing projects this weekend.



I hope you enjoy the previews for the Your Next Stamp March release. Remember to check out all of the previews from the design team. The complete list of previews is available on the YNS blog.

Stop back later tonight (10:00 pm EST) for the start of the March release blog hop. There will be a lot of amazing projects to see and a great prize to be one. You don't want to miss this amazing release. On March 8th there will be another chance for inspiration and a prize with the next DT dare challenge. You don't want to miss all of these chance to see the March release in action.

Happy Peeking everyone!


Friday, 24 February 2017

Your Next Stamp Sketch/Colour Challenge # 58 - Silly Book Monster (Altered Notebook)

Hello and welcome to another week of the Your Next Stamp sketch/colour challenge #58. 

Every two weeks, there is a new challenge that features a sketch and colour inspiration. Pick the one that inspires you most, or try both for an added challenge. The best part of these challenges is you could win a gift certificate to the YNS store!

 When using the colour inspiration, you must use at least 3 colours. You may also add neutrals

This week I used the sketch for my inspiration. This was a great sketch, so I didn't need to make any changes. I inked up one of my new favourite stamps, the fun Silly Book Monsters and decorated a notebook.


I also used the fun Letterboard die to create my book title.



For the sketch/colour challenge # 58, you will have until Thursday March 2nd (midnight EST) to play along. Head over to the Your Next Stamp blog for more inspiration and to link up your creation.

One random participant will win a $15 gift card to the YNS store. If you feature YNS products (it must be the main focus of your project), you will receive an additional $5. When you use a YNS stamp/die, there is a chance of being selected as the YNS top pick. The winner and top pick are announced on the YNS blog, the Sunday after the close of the challenge.

If you use YNS products on your project, you can also take part in the YNS Social Media challenge. Simply showcase your YNS sketch/colour challenge #58 project on Instagram, Splitcoast Stampers or Facebook. Check out the currently challenge post at the YNS blog for more details on the social media challenge.

Have a wonderful and crafty day!


Supplies Used:
Stamp: Book Monster
Dies: Letterboard Die, Circle Die, Stitching Mark Circle, Book monster die
Other: Love Me Some Latte Gumdrops
Ink: YNS Black Olive ink, Walnut Stain distress ink
Paper: My Minds Eye Remarkable