You may have noticed my lack of posting lately... I took a little break from most of my design team duties to get settled after our move in June. But today is the start of a new month, and I am back to crafting in full swing!
It's also the start of a new YNS Fun Friday Challenge!
Peggy has designed a fabulous sketch for us to work with this month...
I have been doing much simpler cards lately, and I am loving all the layers on this sketch!
We also have a lovely inspiration photo for you... use one, or combine to two to enter the challenge!
I used just the sketch this time around, and inked up one of my beloved Fhiona's... Rainy Day Fhiona. I also did a bit of paper piecing on her clothes and umbrella... feels like it's been a long time since I've used this easy technique! I used just a part of one of the sentiments from the Flowers for You clear set, and stamped it onto a cut from the Fishtail/Banner Die Set.
Supplies: Hammermill White CS, Neenah Desert Storm CS, The Paper Co. Espresso CS, My Mind's Eye Notable 6x6,
Doodlebug Springtime 6x6, Ribbon, Paper Piercer, Pop Dots, Copics
Skin - E11, E00, E000, E0000, R30
Hair - E59, E37, E35, E33
Headband - BG18, BG72, BG70
Star - Y26, Y23, Y21, E50
Shading on paper piecing - T3, T2, T1, T0
So here's the deal... you have the entire month of August to play along at the Your Next Stamp Challenge Blog. You can enter up to 3 times for a chance to win a $20 YNS Gift Certificate!
I hope you'll join us!
It's time for our monthly inspiration post on the Your Next Stamp Blog, and this time we are featuring the adorable and quirky collection of stamps by Franfou Designs. When I looked through the store trying to decide which image to use, I didn't realize how many of these I don't have! Sheesh! Time to add a few things onto the ol' wish list!
One image I do have is this super cute Snorkel Fun Penguin. My little guy loves penguins, so I tend to snatch up any I see! This little guy is really fun and easy to color, and I paired him up with a sentiment from the Monkey See, Monkey Do set.
Supplies: Hammermill White CS, Wausau Black CS, Bazzill Island Breeze CS, TAC Pop Rockz 12x12,
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Pop Dots, Copics
Snorkel, Polka Dots - BG07, BG05, BG01, BG000
Lifesaver - YG17, YG25, YG03, YG01
Beak, Feet - YR04, Y38, Y35, Y32
Shadows - T1, T0
You can head on over to the YNS Blog to see loads of inspiration from the Design Team, AND... if you leave a comment over there, you have the chance to win a YNS stamp set of your choice!! Go take a look!!
Have a great day!
Thanks for stopping by!
It's time for some more Fun Friday inspiration over on the YNS Challenge Blog!
Here are the sketch and image we are working with for our inspiration this month...
I love this fabulous sketch... such a fun clean layout to really show off a colored image! This week I colored up Ellie Loves Lattes, fussy cut her out and popped her up in place of the square on the sketch. I also tweaked the placement of the sentiment just a tad... this one is from the Thanks a Latte clear set. Do you like how I colored the pattern on Ellie's skirt to match the patterned paper?? :)
Supplies: Hammermill White CS, Neenah Desert Storm CS, My Mind's Eye Dolled Up 6x6, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink,
YNS Ellie Loves Lattes (image), YNS Thanks a Latte (sentiment), Paper Piercer, White Thread, Pop Dots, Copics
Skin - E11, E00, E000, E0000, R30
Hair - E29, E27, E25, E23
Shirt, Headband - BG01, BG72, BG70
Heart - R22, R20, R000
Boots - E44, E43, E42, E41
"White" details - T1, T0
If you join in on the challenge before the end of the month, you will be entered to win a $20 YNS Gift Certificate! Remember... only 3 entries per person, please.
I hope you'll play along!!
It's never too soon to start thinking about Christmas, right? :)
Over on the AJVD Blog they are celebrating Christmas in July, so I made some fun little gift tags for my kiddos!
These sweet penguins are from the new Brrr stamp set by Whimsie Doodles, and it includes lots of little accessories to dress them up with!
I kept them pretty simple, but thought it would be fun to make the penguins removable from the tags...
... so I created a little pocket to tuck the penguins inside! I spelled out my kids names with glittery alphabet stickers on the pockets.
They love to get crafty and make their own little cards and pictures with stamped images. Now they will each have a little penguin to dress up for a fun art project!
Here is a look at this adorable new set...
There are more new stamp sets by Whimsie Doodles for A Jillian Vance Design... if you are a fan of Melyssa's cute critter images you should go have a look!
I am typically a major procrastinator, and don't make anything until the absolute last minute! So, it feels pretty good to have these done! :)
How about you... how soon do you start your holiday crafting??
Flower Center - Y17, Y08, Y13, Y11, Y00