Saturday, 22 April 2017

Your Next Stamp April Feature - Little Ones (Woodland Cuties)

Welcome to the April 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 LITTLE ONES. For this challenge you could find inspiration to make a for a new little one or simple make a project which is little in size.

I decided on making a baby card using the sweet Woodland Cuties stamp set. It's also a smaller size card so, it really fits the LITTLE ONE inspiration in many ways!


YNS supplies used: Woodland Cuties Stamp, Stitched Square die, Circle Die, Stitched Circle die, Magical Pastel Sparkly Gumdrops, Almond Latte and Black Olive Ink

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 April 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, 21 April 2017

Your Next Stamp Sketch/Colour Challenge # 62 (Hammie Coffee and Tea)

Hello and welcome to another week of the Your Next Stamp sketch/colour challenge #62. 

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 dug into my stamp stash and grabbed the sweet Hammie Coffee and Tea, to go along with the fabulous new Crazy for Coffee paper. If you haven't figured out, my inspiration was once again the sketch. These are usually my favourite to work with. I really like finding ways to adapt the sketch and show how you can draw inspiration and still make it your own!



For the sketch/colour challenge #62, you will have until Thursday April 27th (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 #62 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!


Friday, 7 April 2017

Your Next Stamp Sketch/Colour Challenge 61 (Aquarium Antics)

Hello and welcome to another week of the Your Next Stamp sketch/colour challenge #61. 

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  

I went clean and simple using the sketch and the Aquarium Antics stamp.

YNS Products: Aquarium Antics, Stitched Rectangles, Little Ledges, Crystal Clear and Sparkly Gumdrops

For the sketch/colour challenge #61, you will have until Thursday April 13th (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 #61 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, 5 April 2017

Your Next Stamp DT Dare - Book Inspiration

It's time for the APRIL 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 all about  BOOK INSPIRATION!

I know I have mentioned a few times, but in case you may have forgotten, I am a little bit of a book nerd. Okay maybe a BIG book nerd. This DT Dare challenge was right up my alley and of course I was going to make a bookmark. I used the Cool Tag Four die and Insanely Happy stamp set to create a magnetic bookmark! 


Other YNS items used: Hugs and Kisses paper and YNS Ink (Mocha and Black Olive).



Head over to the Your Next Stamp blog and look for the April 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, 1 April 2017

Your Next Stamp April New Release (Scratch Pad, Coffee Chicks)!



Welcome to the Your Next Stamp April release hop. This release is filled with fun and fabulous stamps, dies, beautiful new paper and fun new Gumdrops! 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 April release hop. Sit back, grab a beverage (a Caramel Macchiato perhaps) and maybe a pen and paper to joint down an item or two for your wish list.

Another of my favourites from this month's release is the adorable Scratch Pad stamp and die set. I made a trio of note cards featuring these super cute cats!

YNS products: Scratch Pad Stamp/Die, Mini Heart Ink Splatter stamp, Stitched Square die, Circle die, Stitching Mark Circle die, Hugs and Kisses paper, Magical Pastel Gumdrops, Ink: Black Olive, Almond Latte, Ocean Mist, Mocha




Now, if you have followed my blog or other social media you may know these few things about me! In addition to enjoying crafts, I LOVE my books and COFFEE!!!! If there is a coffee related stamp, I will usually be there ready to ink it up. The fabulous Coffee Chick stamp is no exception!!! I am pretty sure that sentiment applies to me. I love the new Cool Tags Four dies and of course there is also the amazing Crazy for Coffee 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, dies, paper, ink.......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 April 5th to check out the next Design Team Dare challenge.

Have a great day and happy hopping!



Your Next Stamp April Release Preview (Insanely Happy)

It's April 1st and Your Next Stamp has a new release for you!

That's no joke! Today, we have a little preview of some of the stamp, dies (and more) you will see for this months new release.

The April new release will happen later tonight, so take a little time to preview everything now. You can start your wish list, because there are so many great items, something will surely catch your eyes!

I am excited to share with you a number of new items. The stamp set 'Insanely Happy' is sure to be one of my favourites for this year. Just look how cute the little Gnomish girl is. I also used new gumdrops and paper pad!

That's right more YNS paper, it's coffee themed!

Check out the sparkle on those gumdrops, another enchanted set for sure!!!

YNS Supplies: Insanely Happy stamp, Crazy for Coffee paper, Enchanted Forest Gumdrops, Black Olive/Almond Latte ink, Stitched Rectangles die, Scallop Circle die, Circle die


I hope you enjoy the previews for the Your Next Stamp April 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 April 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 April 5th 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 April release in action.

Happy Peeking everyone!


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!