Friday, November 29, 2013

Your Next Stamp: Holiday Prieview Party / December Release

Welcome to the YNS Holiday Preview Party Hop!
We are so excited to have you join us as we preview our
new holiday digital stamps along with some very special guests!
There are 8 new digital images by the talented
Penny & Laurence of Omnia Designs!
Would you like to earn an EXCLUSIVE FREE YNS digi stamp!?
The party begins on ((Nicole’sblog)) where you will pick up your first letter to build a phrase, which will enable you to get an EXCLUSIVE FREE digi from YNS.
There will also be 10 randomly selected winners from the comments that will each WIN ONE FREE DIGI of their choice. 
Please HOP to ((Nicole’sblog)) for more details!

 I am going to share a card with you using the sweet new digi called Bubbly Bears. I am loving how versatile this sweet little image is. You could use it for a Birthday Card, like I did or other holidays, like, New Years, Christmas, Anniversary etc.
I colored this sweet little bears up using my Spectrum Noirs. I added the Birthday hat by using a file from PPPR called, Birthday Panda, and cut it out using my Silhouette.
Papers: Party Day by Crate Paper
Sequences: You are my Happy by Teresa Collins
White Jute by American Crafts
Sentiment: Peachy Keen Stamps
Pink Pearls & Button, from my stash
If you have been hopping along and building your phrase…
The next letter you will need is:
 Winners will be posted at our online FACEBOOK release party, December 1st @ 7:00pm EST on the Your Next Stamp Facebook fan page.
Winners will also be posted on the YNS blog.
We would love to have you join us at our Facebook release party,
To RSVP, simply click this link:
Karen has a fabulous holiday promotion running and you can take advantage of this offer on digital stamps as well as YNS cling and clear stamps,
dies, & embellishments.
This code is valid on all YNS products and is good from now until after the new digital stamp release goes live on Sunday, December 1st @ 8:00pm EST through December 4th, 2013.
Thank you so much for joining our YNS Preview Party Hop!
Your next stop on the hop is
#20 Karen(YNS)
and you can click on the link below.

Monday, November 25, 2013

The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge & DT Post~ "Bows"

Hello Everyone and Happy Monday, I am beyond excited it's a short work week, only have to work until Wednesday, then four days off. I am also excited because within those four days off, I get two full Thanksgiving's. Bring on the weight gain, I  don't even care :) another thing to be excited for, is there is a new challenge up over at The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge Blog. This will be the last challenge until after Christmas, the next challenge will be on Monday January 6th. This weeks challenge is all about "Bows", we want to see you create a project featuring a bow. Here is what I came up with.
This cutie is apart of the new Punk Collection that's just was released on the 19th. Her name is "Punk Ellie", I colored her up using my Spectrum Noirs. I think this card turned out super fun! I tried going with more of a retro punk look with the choice of papers and colors.
The prize for this weeks challenge is a $20.00 Gift Certificate for the Paper Nest Dolls Store! One winner will be chosen by random to win this prize, but of course in order to win, you must play along.
Can't wait to see what you all create!! I hope you all have a FUN and SAFE holiday week/weekend!!!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

YNS: Fun Friday~ DT Post

Hello everyone, TGIF! Is everyone getting ready for the big Holiday next week!? We will be going to in-laws on Thanksgiving Day, then on Saturday we will be traveling 1/2 hour to sisters for my Mom's side.
I am here to share another creation with you for the current challenge going on over at YNS. I decided to use the provided sketch for my design. Each month you will be provided with a sketch and or inspirational photo to use, for you design. You can use one or another or both, the choice is yours.
Here is my card....
My sweet image comes from the digital line over at YNS and is called, Stocking Fillers. How would you like to get each of these cuties in your Christmas Stocking, I know I would! I colored my image in after printing in off in high quality gray scale, using my Spectrum Noirs by Crafters Companion.
All my pattern papers came from a Digital line by, Crate Paper called Snowday.
Other items Used:
Teal Ribbon~ American Crafts
Brad~ American Crafts
Sentiment~ Scrappy Mom Stamps
Teal Rhinestones~ K&Co.
Before I say goodbye, I will share with you the Inspiration and sketch photo.

Hope you all have a fun and safe weekend!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Peachy Keen Challenge 13-46 :: Anything Goes

Hello again, my blog is been crazy busy with posts today, trust me that's a good thing, that means I have had lots of crafting time! I am here to share another card with you, this one is for the current
 "Anything Goes" challenge going on over at Peachy Keen Stamps.
For my card, I used the new PKS-SOMK November 2013 kit. I Stamped these sweetly adorable little mittens out on pattern paper and then stamped their little face and added some faux white stitching. I don't know if you can read the sentiment but it says, "You keep me in stitches" which is also from this same kit.
I added some beautiful Raspberry Pink, Timeless Twine, to hold my mittens together as a set and attached a little glittered clothes pin. Yellow paper was embossed using an embossing folder by Darice. I finished up by added a brad by American Crafts & glitter tape and then added some shear ribbon from my stash.
I hope you all enjoy my colorful little mitten card! Thank you for stopping by yet again and have a great night.

Timeless Twine DT Day~ Sending Warm Wishes!

Hello and Happy Wednesday everyone, I am over at the Timeless Twine , blog today. Before we get started, here is a little tidbit about me, anyone who knows me, knows I love all things Christmas. I have been listening to Christmas music since before Halloween, yikes, lol. I even got all my Christmas stuff put up this weekend :) I figured I would stick with the trend and share a Christmas card with you all!
I was so excited to play with my Christmas Twist, Timeless Twine.
Image of Christmas Bakers Twine Large Party Pack by Timeless Twine
I think it pairs up so perfectly with my pattern paper from, PepperMint Digital paper pack 2 (digital) by Crate Paper. My sweet little image is from, Your Next Stamp, Ellie loves to skate.
I decide to make her into a shaker card that looks like she is an ornament. I added some snow glitter and red, green and translucent sequences inside of shaker.
Sentiment is from Hero Arts(all occasion messages)
Markers: Spectrum noirs, Crafters Companion
I hope you all enjoy, have a great day!

PPPR DT Day~ What does the Fox say?

Hello everyone, It's time for another design team day over at PPPR. I made a fun little shape card using a couple different files from the PPPR store. The question on everyone's mind, "What does the fox say"!? Will we ever know, probably not, so here's ,my card to keep you guessing and to get the song stuck in your head!
Forest Critters Cutting FilesLayered Labels 1 Cutting FilesSentiment Spots 1 Cutting Files
I used the print and cut feature on my silhouette to put together this adorable card. I matched the color on the foxes face to fill in my sentiment spot, so the colors would coordinate. I then used the faux stitching method on my silhouette to put around the mat and sentiment spot on my card. The sentiment was also typed up using my silhouette.
I added some orange sequences and rhinestones, flower (Basic Grey), Brad (Echo Park), Pumpkin Orange (Timeless Twine).
Well to conclude up my post, you now know all my materials used to make my card, but "What a fox says" will always remain a secret.
I hope you all have a great day and I will see you next time.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

PPPR: Super Hero Bloghop!

Hello Everyone and Happy Saturday! Today is a "Super" fun blog hop because it's all about Super Heroes and PPPR Files. If you came from Ana Maria's blog then your in the right spot. If you just stumbled across my blog make sure you head on over to, Lisa's Blog, to start at the beginning.
Here is my "SUPER" fun card :)
For  my card I used the Superheroes Trio Cutting File. 
Superheroes Trio Cutting Files
I cut him out using my silhouette Cameo and released the compound path, so I could stamp his face using a Peachy Keen Stamp. My sentiment is from My Pink Stamper. I added a couple different little embellishments to make my card pop a little more.
Of course this wouldn't be a proper hop without a prize.
For a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog and leave a comment on each blog.  For extra chances, you can also "LIKE" Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook  and/or sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter . A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Tuesday, November 19. Only US or Canadian mailing addresses, please.
This also means we have a new challenge starting as well and I bet you can guess the theme!?
If you guessed Superhero, you were correct, for all the challenge rules, Head on over to the PPPR Blog!
Well I am the last person on the Hop, so now I can be the one to tell you thanks for Hopping with us and we can't wait to see your projects you create.

Lisa ~
Candace ~
Jeanne ~
Melisa ~
Nanne ~
Nicole ~
Shannon ~
Tanya ~
Ana Maria ~
Brianna ~

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Peachy Keen Challenge 13-45 :: Photo Inspiration

Hello Everyone, I hope everyone is having a great Wednesday! I am here to share a fun little card I made for the current challenge going on over at Peachy Keen Stamps. Here is the photo of inspiration that they provided for the challenge.
and now here is my creation, I went with the colors and not the image.
I used the adorable SOMK set from September 2013 (PKSC-21). I used my Spectrum Noirs to color in and around my sweet little coffee cup. I added some foam squares behind my image to make it pop out and stand out. I added some deep purple sequences to and a bling and sparkle to my card.
I hope you all like my card for this challenge.
Don't forget to view my post from earlier today to join in on the current Blog hop going on between Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons and Peachy Keen Stamps.
Thank you all for stopping by and have a great night!!

PPPR & Peachy Keen Stamps~ Thankful Blog Hop

Hello Everyone, today is an exciting day as we combined two amazing companies and talented designers. This Blog hop is all about the theme "Thankful", you should have arrived from Janice's Blog. If you just stumbled across my blog, then you will want to start from the beginning, Lisa's Blog, PPPR. There will be two fabulous prizes up for grabs, each company will be giving away a $15.00 Gift Certificate, to their stores. The Winners will be chosen by random, so make sure to leave comments on all blogs in the hop, the more comments you leave the better your chances.
Let's on to the projects, shall we. Since the theme of the blog hop is "Thankful" I decided to make a Thanksgiving card.
First Thanksgiving Cutting FilesSpeech Bubbles Cutting Files
I also used, the super sweet stamp set by Peachy Keen, PK-141 Lil' Tweets~ Thanksgiving, for my little pilgrim turkey and sentiment.
PK-141 Lil’ Tweets – Thanksgiving 
My face on my little Native American girl is also from a PK set, PKSC-11 November 2012
I hope you all liked my sweet little project, I am not going to go into all the details on my card, for I don't want to hold you up from hopping. If there is something that interest you and you want to know more, feel free to ask.
Next on the hop is the super talented blog of, Lorie, you wont be disappointed, she is beyond creative.
Here is a list of the blogs in hop just in case you get lost along the way.
Lisa  –
Cassandra -
Shannon -
Gigi -
Tanya  -
Cindy -
Candace -
Melissa -
Nanne’ -
Emily -
Ana Maria -
Saundra -
Melisa -
Glorajean -
Nicole -
Janice -
Brianna - <<<<HERE
Lorie -<<<< NEXT
Jeanne –
Peachy Keen Blog –

Have Fun Hopping!!!


Monday, November 11, 2013

For My Handsome Buck~ Peachy Keen Release Challenge #1

Good evening all my crafty friends! I am here to share with you a quick little treat bag I made, for one of the release challenges going on over at Peachy Keen Stamps. This challenges was to Create a treat bag using the colors GREEN and ORANGE, and use at least one button.
Here is my take on the challenge...
I decided to make this sweet little treat bag for my hubby with Hershey Kisses inside. My treat box is from the PPPR store, called K-Cup Treat cutting file. It's meant to hold little keurig coffee cups but I just left out the inside insert and put candy instead. I also used Layered Labels 1 cutting files by PPPR as well.
K-Cup Treat Cutting FilesLayered Labels 1 Cutting Files
My sweet little Peachy Stamp and Sentiment came from the PKSC-11 November 2012 set. I colored my adorable little buck in using my Spectrum Noirs by Crafters Companion.
I finished my treat bag off by adding some super fun Pumpkin Orange, Timeless Twine, love how bright this twine is.
Image of Pumpkin Orange Bakers Twine ~ Timeless Twine™
I added some orange Sequences and rhinestones, green star button and some faux stitching around my layered label.
I hope you all enjoyed my green and orange project as much as I do!? Now we will see what the hubby think. I will see you all soon.

The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge Blog: Give Thanks!

Hello everyone, hope you all had an amazing weekend!? Mine was good but of course it was way to short as always. Since it's Monday that means it's time to start another new challenge over at The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge Blog. This weeks challenge is all about "Giving Thanks", Create a Thanksgiving or thank you project. Here is what I came up with...
I love the layout I used for this card, I think my sweet little Digi, also know as, Pie Baking Avery, looks so adorable. I just love how all the paper go so perfectly with one another, don't you!? I colored this cutie up, using my Spectrum Noir markers by Crafters Companion.
I am sure you guys are all wondering what the prize will be for this challenge. One luck winner chosen by random, who submits their project over on the challenge blog, could win.
The fabulous prize will be, $20  to use at, how awesome is that! Start adding items to your wish list now, cause you might be the lucky recipient.
I can't wait to see what you all create, have FUN and I will see you all next time!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Your Next Stamp: Fun Friday Challenge

Hello Everyone and Happy Friday!! It's time for a new "Fun Friday" challenge to start off the month of November. The challenge as always will remain the same for the entire month. You can either use the inspiration photo or the sketch or both to create you project. I decided to use the sketch for this card.
I used the sweet new Digital image called "Smiley Santa" , that was released at the beginning of the month along with eight other adorable digi's that are all available for purchase in the YNS store, right now!
Here is the Inspiration photo and sketch, for the month of November.
I colored my super sweet Santa in using my Spectrum Noirs, I think he turned out great. All my pattern paper of from a Crate Paper Digital paper pack titled "Sleigh Ride" I just love the vintage feel to them, don't you!? My sentiment is comes from a the PKSC-11 November, Peachy Keen Stamp set.
I hope you all enjoy my fun Christmas card and be sure to head on over to the YNS Challenge Blog, to see what all my fabulous DT sisters came up with, and to play along of course.
TGIF and have a great day!! 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Peachy Keen Challenge 13-44 :: Just Cards :: Leaves

Wow, my blog has been very busy with posts today, I love when I can create a lot of projects! I am super excited I was able to get this card done to enter into the current challenge going on over at Peachy Keen Stamps. This weeks challenge is "Leaves", I decided to go with holly leaves. Here is my Christmas creation.
I used two different PK sets to create this fun card, PKSC-11 November 2012 & PKSC-19 July 2013.
I colored all the different elements using my Spectrum Noirs. My patterned papers of from a Crate Paper Digital kit called "PepperMint" paper pack 2. I added a flourish holly cutout from the online Silhouette store to bring some leaves into play.
Other Misc:
Natural Timeless Twine
Yellow Stickles
Ribbon From Stash
Button From Stash
Black Gel Pen
Fiskars Boarder Punch
I hope you all like my third card of the day, be sure to check out the other two, they are Christmas cards as well and each of them have Peachy Sweetness on them!

Timeless Twine DT Day: Snow Adorable!

Hello everyone, hope you are all having a fun and crafty day. It's one of my favorite times of the month, design team day over at Timeless Twine, I hope you all are excited as I am.
 I figured that since Halloween was over, I can start making Christmas cards and sharing them. I am guilty to say that I didn't wait until after Halloween to start listening to Christmas music. I hope I can get you all in the Christmas spirit with my whimsical card.
Now if these sweet little snow people and Timeless twine don't put you in the mood for Christmas, then I don't know what will. I used some very pretty and vibrant Razzleberry Sorbet Timeless Twine to attach to my snow persons pet snowflake. I also used some Lemonade Yellow twine to add to the earmuffs on my snow friend. I colored these cuties in using my Spectrum Noirs by Crafters Companion.
Pattern Paper: Snow Day Paper Pack 1~ Crate Paper ,Digital
Paper Doilies
Teal & Pink Ribbon
Snowflake Sequences
Glittered white snowflake
Sentiment : My Pink Stamper
I hope you all enjoyed my first of many Holiday cards!? Thank you all for stopping by and taking a peak at my creation, until next time.

PPPR Design Team Day!!!

Hello to all my crafty friends, on this really chilly Wednesday . Well it's chilly here in Northern MN anyways, it may not be chilly everywhere else. I am excited to be getting remote start installed in my new car tomorrow! I have lived in the Beautiful state of Minnesota my entire life but every winter I complain about the cold and the snow.  I love all our seasons but this one. It's not that I  dislike like it completely, I just don't like how it lasts 6 to 7 months, yuck. I guess the cold weather has put me in the mood, for making holiday/ Christmas cards. Today I will be sharing Two Christmas cards with you but you will have to stop by later to see my second one. Here is my first card using some fabulous PPPR Cutting Files.
For my card I used two different files from the PPPR store,

Santa's Helpers Cutting FilesLayered Labels 2 Cutting Files
I used the adorably sweet little boy elf and used the release compound option in my Silhouette Studio, so I could use a Peachy Keen Face Stamp, my sentiment also is by PK. All my pattern papers come from a Crate Paper Digital paper pack called "SleighRide".There are so many pretty vintage looking Christmas papers in that set. I added some yummy Key Lime Sorbet, Timeless Twine under my button and attached in to my ribbon bow. Finished it up by adding some faux stitching and some rhinestones.
What do you all think!? I hope you all like it :D
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Guest Designer: Treasured Times RubberStamps & Scrapbooking

Hello Everyone and Happy Saturday! I am here with a special post today, I am guest designer over at Treasured Times Rubberstamps & Scrapbooking, Jody is the owner of Treasured Times and is super sweet for having me. She has many awesome items over in her Store, make sure you head on over and check it out. For my project, I used the sweet Digi by Christina Young Called "Letters to the North Pole". Christina came out with 8 Exclusive stamps you can ONLY find over in the Treasured Times Store. Okay, are you all ready to see my card!? Here is my card...
Isn't it just sweet? I colored this beautiful image in using my Spectrum Noirs.
Other Materials Used:
Pink Pom-Pom Ribbon
Flowers all by Prima
Paper Doily
Key:  Recollections
Papers By: Mr. Frosty: Cricut Imagine Cartridge
Solid papers: DCWV
I hope you all enjoy my sweet card, please be sure to head on over to the Treasured Times Blog and show some love. You can also check out their FB page! Thank you all for stopping by and have a great weekend! Don't forget we fallback tonight :)