Welcome to the Your Next Stamp April New Release Blog Hop!!!
I'm so excited that you've joined us, and really excited to show off this month's release!! There are lots and lots of cute images, but my very favorite new product this month, without a doubt, is the Stitched Rectangles Dies. This set of dies is a must-have!! I've used them on both of my cards today, and I will probably use them on every card I make from now on! :)
Up first, I've colored up the adorable new Jessica with Happy Mail. I love the size of this image! She fills the front of an A2 card so nicely! I've paired her with some papers from my Pink Paislee Pen Pals 6x6 pad, and added the heart border from the Awesome Border Dies Set One. The little thought bubble is from the new Bookworms Rule stamp set, but it was the perfect size for this sentiment in the Jessica set.
Supplies: Hammermill White CS, Bazzill Moody Blue CS, Pink Paislee Pen Pals 6x6, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink,
Stitched Rectangles Dies, Heart Border, Pop Dots, Copics
Skin - E11, E00, E000, E0000, R30
Hair - E29, E27, E25, E23
Dress - B99, B97, B95, B93, B91
Shoes - E43, E42, E41, E40
Heart, Bow - R59, R29, R27, R24, R22
Bird - B93, B91, Y38, R000
Next is Bunny in the River... another gorgeous new image from Penny Johnson! I colored this one to match some papers from My Mind's Eye. After cutting the layers with the Stitched Rectangles Dies, I inked the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. This set includes 5 different sentiments, but this one was my favorite!
Supplies: Hammermill White CS, Bazzill Peanut Fudge CS, Neenah Desert Storm CS, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink,
Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Tiny Stitches Stitched Line Die, Copics
Bunny - E43, E42, E41, E40, and R30, R000, R0000
Duck - Y13, Y11, Y00, Y000, Y0000, R000
Beak - YR04, Y38, Y35, Y32
Water - BG34, BG32, BG11, BG10
Umbrella - E09, E07, R24, R22, R20
All of the new products are available HERE in the store, and Karen also has a fabulous deal for you...
Of course, we never have a hop without a PRIZE, do we???
This month, one lucky commenter will recieve a $20 YNS Gift Certificate!
Be sure to leave comments on each of the blogs along the hop to increase your chances of winning!
Enjoy the rest of the hop!!!
I'm back with more Two Paper Divas inspiration for you!
I am having so much fun with the You are my Sunshine set! This time, I colored up the kite and bows... The set also includes a line stamp to be used as a string for the kite, but I wanted to pop it up, so I used black scrappers floss for the string on my kite.
I colored it with Copics to match this cute paper from Colorbok's Hootenanny 6x6 pad. The sentiment is stamped onto a piece of vellum, and wrapped around the card.
Supplies: Hammermill White CS, MFT Sno Cone CS, Colorbok Hootenanny 6x6, Vellum, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink,
Stazon Jet Black Ink (sentiment), Pop Dots, Scrappers Floss, Copics
Pink - RV25, RV23, RV21
Orange - YR04, Y38, Y35, Y32
Yellow - Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11
Green - YG17, YG25, YG03, YG01
Another simple design, but I love how the kite pops off the card!
That's all for today!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Today we are sneak-peeking some of the new goodies that will be released TOMORROW at Your Next Stamp!
We will be having our usual blog hop tomorrow, but in the meantime, you can head over to the YNS Blog for links to all the designers that have a sneaky peek for you!
I am very excited about my project today!!
Have I ever mentioned how much I LOVE making lists?? It's weird, I know...
I also love to have pretty places to write my lists. Whenever I hit the Dollar Store, or Target's Dollar Spot, I always look for simple notebooks or journals that can be altered into something fun.
On my last visit to my local dollar store, I found some basic spiral bound notepads with a plain kraft cover.
A perfect blank slate, and the 5x7 size is plenty of room to decorate all cutesy!
So... I bought every single one on the shelf... I know... I need help...
But, one of these notepads paired with the adorable new Bookworms Rule stamp set... and now I have a nice little notepad to list all of the books that my kids and I want to read!
We visit our local library about twice a month, and between visits, I need a place to jot down the books that the kids mention. This is WAAAAY better than the post-it notes on the fridge, calendar, and in my purse method we have been using up till now.
For the cover, I used the new Stitched Rectangles Dies (LOVE!!!) and the large sentiment from the Bookworms Rule set. I highlighted the larger words with two different colors of Copic Markers (BG10 and Y23). The strips of patterned paper are from October Afternoon Sidewalks, and I've inked them with Antique Linen Distress Ink. I didn't want to add too much bulk to the cover, since it will be in and out of my purse, so I just embellished it with a large chipboard heart.
On the inside of the back cover, I created a little pocket for my library card. I used the Stitched Rectangles Dies, and cut out a notch with the Circles Dies, and added the stitches with the Stitching Marks Die Set - Circles. The pocket is attached with scor-tape.
I LOVE how my notepad turned out!! And now I'm off to start my list!! :)
Enjoy the sneak peeks, and thanks for stopping by!
I've got some inspiration for the YNS Sketch and Color Challenge today.
We've got a fabulous sketch for you to work with...
...or this lovely color combination...
As always, take your pick, or combine the two for your inspiration.
I was drawn to the colors this time around, specifically the softer peach and turquoise colors. They look so pretty next to each other!
I used the Fruity Fun set to make a simple card, and added some stitches with the Tiny Stitches Stitched Line Die.
Supplies: Hammermill White CS, Doodlebug papers, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Pop Dots,
Copics (YR65, YR61, YR00, YR000, YR0000, E59, E57, E55, YG25, YG03, YG01)
Lots of inspiration awaits you over on the YNS Blog... be sure to have a look!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
It's time for a new challenge at Little Miss Muffet, and it's a favorite...
I just had to color up another newer Polka Dot Pals image, Danielle. I love her long twisted braids!
The card is pretty simple... I used some scraps from my Simple Stories Summer Fresh pad, and inked all of the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink. The sentiment is from Your Next Stamp - Howdy Farmer, and I actually cut it apart to work for the space on my card! When I stamped the three separate lines of the sentiment, I wasn't happy with the placement... it came out a bit too high. So, to fill the space I cut a small heart from chipboard, and centered it underneath. Problem solved!
Supplies: Hammermill White CS, Neenah Desert Storm CS, Simple Stories Summer Fresh 6x6, Versafine Onyx Ink,
Antique Linen Distress Ink, Chipboard, Pop Dots, YNS Tiny Stitches Stitched Line Die, Copics
Skin - E11, E00, E000, E0000, R30
Hair - E59, E37, E35, E33
Overalls - B99, B97, B95, B93
Bows, Cuffs - R59, R29, R27, R24, R22
Wheat Stalk - Y28, Y26, Y21
Shirt - T1, T0
Now it's your turn!
You have two weeks to play along, and there is a prize to be won!
Check out the Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog for all the details!
Thanks so much for visiting!