{Clean and Simple} CASology 220 – Cure

Hello everyone!!  It’s CASology Tuesday!!  We are back with another Clean and Simple Cue Card just for you!!

This week’s cue card:


Take a look at my card:


I thought this Neat & Tangled Big Hugs die was perfect for this challenge.  When I think of “cure”, you can’t help but to think of big hugs.  I love the size of this die along with the font used to create it.

Here is how I created this card:

I die cut the sentiment out of  Thermoweb Deco Foil Peal and Stick Toner Sheets. Then I cover the die cut with Deco Foil Pewter Transfer Sheets and ran it through the Royal Sovereign Laminator.  Nice and easy!!

I love how foil looks on my cards.

For the rest of the card, I used Neat & Tangled Scalloped Nice and Neat Dies to cut out We R Memory Keepers Urban Chic pattern paper. I adhered the pattern paper to the black card base using foam tape.


Can you see the Pewter Deco Foil?  So pretty in person.

Are you inspired to play along?  Please let me know below!

For more inspiration, check out my fellow Design Team members blog for more awesome work.

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Our sponsor this week is Birch Press Design

Supplies used:


Thanks for stopping by!


Happy Birthday Karen Blog Hop

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today to help celebrate Karen, the owner of Your Next Stamps Birthday!!

She is turning 40 which is an awesome ago!! It means she is old enough to know what people think doesn’t matter and young enough to still be cool with to her kids!!  At least that is how I felt when I turned 40 back in April!!

If you’ve been hopping along, you would have arrived from Kendra’s blog and if you’d like to start from the beginning, you can click on over to the linky at the bottom of this post and start at Deborah‘s blog. 

To help her celebrate, I create a simple shaker card for her. Take a look:



Working with Karen has been super fun.  Her stamps, dies, gumdrops and other products are totally amazing and cute. I’m so happy that I’ve had the opportunity to work with her and for her.

Happy Birthday Karen and I hope you have an amazing day and many, many more super birthday.

What’s a blog hop without some fun!

Karen is offering the biggest discount ever in the YNS store for one day only in celebration of her 40th Birthday.   
Here are the details:
1.  FREE Shipping will not apply during the 40% off sale. All orders that usually would be eligible for free shipping will have a flat rate of $10.00 applied to the order upon check out.
2.  The discount code MUST be applied during checkout – no refunds will be applied to orders placed without the code
3.   24 hour sale valid October 25, 2016 only – the sale ends at midnight EST .
4.  Discount is on in stock items only, no rain checks!
Now tell me that isn’t aweseome!!  Stop on by the YNS blog and wish Karen a Happy Birthday!!
Thank you so much for stopping by!

YNS Feature Day – Favorite Technique

Hello everyone!!!  I’ here today with another YNS creation to inspire you and a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!!

On the 22nd of the month, YNS Design Team creates more samples featuring YNS products and shares them with all of you!!

The super duper awesome part of it all besides our awesome samples, you could win a stamp set of your choice!!  Now how super cool is that!!

Scroll to the bottom to find out how!!

This month we are focusing on “Favorite Technique”!!  The DT created projects related to the technique they love the most.

My favorite technique is creating shaker cards/tags. I love creating the shaker pockets.  Its so much fun and relaxing.

Now take a look at the card I created to inspire you:


YNS Supplies: SpookTacular Halloween Stamp Set, Scallop Circle Die Set,Happy Haunting Die Set

Other Supplies: Little Things Spider’s Web Sequin, Vellum, Clearsnap Colorbox Black Embossing Powder, We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool, We R Memory Keepers Fuseables Clear Sheets, Small safety pin, We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile, Black Ribbon, Versamark, Tombow Mono Adhesive

Creating this simple tag was super easy to do.  I used the fuse tool to trace the outside of the scallop circle die to seal the edges, leaving a small opening.  I die cut the ghost and added them plus the sequin inside the scallop fuseable sheet.  After that I sealed the scalloped sheet.  Then I used the Crop-A-Dile to punch a hole and added the ribbon.

Now its time to add the sentiment.  I stamped the sentiment using Versamark ink and sprinkled black embossing powder on top. I heat set it and adhered it to the front of the shaker pocket with Tombow Mono Adhesive.

What do you think?  Would you give this technique a try? Let me know below.

Now on to that prize!!


All you have to do is leave a comment on the YNS blog by September 26th for a chance to WIN a YNS stamp set of your choice!!  Super simple and easy!!  You will get to see my fellow DT’s projects as well.

So head on over, you don’t want to miss this one!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Window Card – Sketch and Color Challenge

I’m here today with Your Next Stamp (YNS) and the Sketch and Color Challenge #50!!

Each challenge has a sketch and a color combo to choose from.

Take a look at the color combo:


Take a look at the sketch:


Take a look at my card:


YNS Supplies: Merry Christmas Chickie, Scripty Holiday

Other Supplies: Bo Bunny Altitude Pattern Paper, Tombow Irojiten Coloring Pencils

What do you think?  Super easy sketch! Let me know below.

So are you ready for the new challenge?

You have until October 27, 2016 at midnight EST to play along and submit your project on the YNS Blog post.  One random participant will win a $15 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp Store.  If YNS stamps or dies are the focal point then the winner receives and additional $5 gift certificate f0r a total of $20.  The winner will be announced on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.

I hope to see your projects!!

Supplies listed above!!

Thanks for stopping by!


{Clean and Simple} CASology 220 – Coffee

Third Post for today
If your looking for the Deflecto post, click here
If your looking for the YNS Halloween Series post, click here

Hello everyone!!  It’s CASology Tuesday!!  We are back with another Clean and Simple Cue Card just for you!!

This week’s cue card:



Take a look at my card:


Creating this card was a snap!  All I did was ink (Studio Calico Bronze Ink)  the rings from Papertrey Ink Drips & Dribbles Stamp set and stamped them using generation stamping. Then I added the sentiment using Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Wick Ink.

Are you inspired to play along?  Please let me know below!

For more inspiration, check out my fellow Design Team members blog for more awesome work.

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Our sponsor this week is STAMPlorations

Supplies used:

 Drips and Dribbles 

Thanks for stopping by!


Creating Signage for a School Halloween Party

Second Post for today
If your looking for YNS Halloween Series post, click here

Hello everyone!! I’m on the Deflecto Blog again this week with another super fun and delicious project for you using Deflecto’s 8.5 x 11 Pink Border Craft Frame!

I created a super sign for my daughters class for halloween and breast cancer awareness month.

Here’s a sneak peek:


Do you want to see the entire banner?  Head on over to the Deflecto Blog to get the full tutorial and the full reveal.

Please let me know what you think?  Just leave me a message on their blog letting me know.

Thank you for stopping by!


YNS Halloween Series – Designer Showcase Week

Hello everyone!! This week the design team is showcasing all different types of halloween projects!!  To see my fellow design team members work, head on over to the YNS Blog.

Take a look at my project:


YNS Supplies: Scallop Topped Treat Bag, Happy Haunting Die Set

Other Supplies: Stampin’ Up! Witches Brew Designer Series Paper, Stampin’ Up! Very Vanilla Cardstock

My daughter and I wanted to make some cute packages for her classmates for Halloween. So we used Your Next Stamp Scallop Topped Treat Bag and cut 25 bags out of some halloween pattern paper.

We scored, folded and taped the paper together to create the bag. Once the bag was put together, we added the candy to it. Then we used the Happy Haunting Die to cut out the ghost from Very Vanilla cardstock.

Each child’s name will be added to the ghost and then adhered to each bag.

Super nice and easy.  All of our halloween treats are ready to go.

Thanks for stopping by!!