YNS Sketch and Color Challenge #39

I’m here today with Your Next Stamp (YNS) and the Sketch and Color Challenge #39!!

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:

I went with the color combo!

Love Happiness Life

YNS Supplies: From the Heart Stamp Set, Love Earth Gumdrops

Other Supplies: Fancy Pants Design Attwell Pattern Paper, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Versamark Ink, Heat Tool

What do you think?  Did I follow the color photo? Let me know below.

So are you ready for the new challenge?

You have until April 28th, 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!

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Jazzing Up A Planner Using ColorBox Queues

Hello everyone!!  I’m up on the Clearsnap Blog today sharing how convenient and easy it is to jazz up a planner using ColorBox Queues.

I have to admit I’m not really a planner girl.  I’ve tried so many different planners but haven’t really found one that really mets my needs.  I recently bought a planner that I saw so many people talking about.  I liked what I saw so I went for it.

I like it but I don’t use the entire planner as intended.  I only use the pages that fit me.  I ran into a good friend who showed me how she carries her planner everywhere.  She had inks, stamps, pens, pencils, washi tape all in a cute bag for her planner. So I wanted to give it a try.

Take a look at what I’ve come up with:

KT Supplies

Let take a look at how I carry my supplies with me.

KT Planner and Ink Supplies

For an inside look at my planner, please head on over to Clearsnap’s Blog for all of the details!!

Please let me know what you think! I would love to hear from you.

Supplies used:

Get To Work Goal SheetsStorage Bag Colorbox Queue Jelly BeansColor Splash Watercolor and Word Washi TapeColorbox Queue Fiesta

Thank you for stopping by!



{Clean and Simple} CASology 197 – Tear

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

This week’s cue card is:

Week 197 - Tear

Take a look at my card:

Hello cut 1 (CAS)

Lets take a better look:

Hello cut (CAS)

When I saw the cue card, I thought of tearing paper, but then I thought that wouldn’t be clean and simple.  So I decided to use my paper trimmer to cut the paper to give the tear a nice straight edge, LOL!!

This card can be sealed to be a try one layer card or left open and your message can be on the inside of the card.

I used retired Lawn Fawn Just My Type stamp set to stamp the scissors using Versafine Ink.

Then I used my paper trimmer to cut the paper as if the scissors cut it.

I used my bone folder to bend the paper.

After that, I stamped the sentiment on the inside using the Mini Misti.

Super easy, clean and simple!!

What do you think?  I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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

DT Badge

Deidre Payne

Hannelie Bester

Hazel Hodgkins

Jacquie Southas

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kymona Tracey

Melissa Chipperfield

Sherrie Mannion

Tracey McNeely

Guest Designer


Our sponsor this week is Right at Home.

Supplies used:

Just My Type  Stampin' TrimmerMini Misti

Thanks for stopping by!!


Simple Stamping

Hello everyone!!  I’m over on So Suzy Stamps blog today!! I’m sharing how to create a Simple Stamping card!!

Sometimes we are on the go and just need a simple card that is created with much ease.

Take a look at my card:

Hope Hugs Kisses (SSS)

See how simple this card is!!

All I did was use My Favorite Things Stitched Strips die to create the background on the white cardstock.

Then using the Mini Misti, I stamped the Hope, Hugs, Kisses sentiment stamps all at once using Versamark Black Ink.

To add some color to this black and white card, I used Nuvo Crystal Drops Caribbean Ocean to add that interest.

Nice simple and easy.

What do you thing?  Please let me know below!

Supplies used:

Hugs HopeKisses Mini Misti Caribbean OceanRecollections White HeavyweightOnyx Versafine Ink MFT Stitched Strip

Thank you so much for stopping by!!


Week in The Life 2016 – I’m in!

Hello everyone!!  I’ve joining Ali Edwards this week in this amazing project called Week in The Life 2016!!

Week in The Life is annual opportunity to capture the simple everyday details of life with photos and words.

Here are the binder supplies that I will use to document this journey:

Week in the life

I put my album together today:

Week in the Life 2

I am ready!!

My Story

My daughter, nieces and I are ready for our week of documentation!!  These ladies are my right and left arms!!

This journey starts at Monday, May 9th at 6:30am!!  Stay tune!

Thanks for stopping by!


National Scrapbooking Day 2016

Hello everyone!!!  Yesterday was National Scrapbooking Day 2016!!!  Isn’t it amazing that we have a day to do thing but to craft!!!  I love it.

I created a couple of cards to celebrate the day.  Tombow’s Ambassador Program collaborated with a couple of different papercrafting companies and asked us to create some wonderful projects.

My first set of cards were created with Fancy Pants Designs amazing new release Attwell pattern paper and embellishments.  I’m in love. This is my first time playing with this company’s products and I hooked.

Check them out:

Card 1:

Hey U

I simple used the small tags as the focal point on my card! I thought about adding something else to this card but decided against it because it’s pretty just the way it is!!

Card 2:

Hi Mom

Now this card is my ultimate favorite!!!  I just LOVE this pattern paper!!  It’s an amazing watercolor piece!  I had to make this a Mother’s Day card!! We give out flowers on Mother’s Day and this paper showcases such beautiful flowers.

I wish I could watercolor like that!!  I will have to give it a try.

So what do you think?  Please let me know below.

If this is your first time hearing about Fancy Pants Designs, please check them out here:

Instagram- @fancypantsdesigns

Facebook- Fancy Pants Designs

Twitter- fancypantsd

Pinterest- https://www.pinterest.com/fancypantsdsgns

Blog- http://blog.fancypantsdesigns.com/

This is just the beginning.  I have more to come!!  Stay Tune!!

Supplies used:

Fancy Pants Attwell Pattern PaperFancy Pants small tagsFancy Pants Attwell Puffy Aqua Alpha Stickers

Thanks for stopping by!


CS Take It Make It: Take a Stamp Challenge

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with CS Take It Make It Design Team for our CS Take It Make It: Take a Stamp Challenge for the month of May.

This month’s theme is Take a Stamp!!  That means take any stamp and create something, anything goes!! Now if that isn’t easy, I’m not sure what is!!

Take a look at my card:

From the Heart

I love this From the Heart from Your Next Stamp!!  Its just so pretty and can be used to create any type of card.

Creating this card was very easy!!

  1. I created an A2 size card, 4.25 by 5.50 scored at 5.50.
  2. Then I stamped the flower stamp using Lawn Fawn Juice Box, Wild Rose, and Peacock.
  3. The sentiment is stamped with Versafine Black Ink.
  4. Add rhinestone embellishments to finish the card off.

Nice and easy, right?  What do you think?


We have two prizes to offer this month, the first is our sponsor prize. This winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries in the challenge! The sponsor for May is: Designs By Georgina!

Designs by Georgina

Prizes by Georginia

Prize: 3 Stamps Sets and 3 New Release Stencils


Our second winner is our Design Winner. This winner is chosen by our DT, who all vote for their favorite design from all of the entries. This winner will have their winning project published in Craft Stamper Magazine, they will have a GDT slot for an upcoming challenge, and will also feature in their very own Winners Profile blog post!

Now if that isn’t a reason to play along I’m not sure what is!!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Supplies used:

From the HeartJuice Box Inkpad Wild Rose InkPad lawn fawn peacock inkpad  Mini Misti Recollections White HeavyweightBasic Rhinestones Jewel Accents

Thanks for stopping by!


Your Next Stamp DT Dare – Stripes

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with Your Next Stamp and our DT Dare!!!

What is a DT Dare you ask? It’s a fun monthly challenge for the YNS design team to show case more fabulous projects using the new release products!!


Fun right!!

Wait there is more!!  If you leave a comment on the YNS blog post you could Win a YNS Stamp Set of your choice!!! 

Exciting right!!  It sure is for me!!

The DT Dare Challenge this month is Stripes!!  The design team was asked to create a project using one of the new stamp sets from the March release.  I went with the new From the Heart Stamp set and some Recollection ColorSplash washi tape for my project.

Take a look at my project:

Love Happiness Life (YNS)

To create this card, I added the washi tape to the card front first to create the strips, then stamped the sentiment. Nothing to it.

Such a great way to use the washi tape you have on hand.  This was just perfect because this stamp set has the word happiness in it so I just replaced it with the washi tape.

What do you think?  Please let me know below.

Super simple and easy.

So tell me what you think of this challenge? I would love to know, let me know below!

Don’t forget to head on over to the Your Next Stamp Store to take advantage of the online discount code below and save an extra 20% on everything in the store!!

Don’t forget we have Blog Candy for you!!  If you leave a comment on the YNS blog today you have a chance of winning the blog candy.


Supplies used:

 From the Heart Color Splash Watercolor and Word Washi TapeRecollections White Heavyweight

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Did You Know?

Hello everyone!!

I’m back again this week with another product that I missed seeing at CHA! Shocking 😱, right!


It’s the Kuretake Gansai Tambi Starry Colors Watercolor set! I was asked by Annette from Paper Pajamas to give these a try and my feedback!

Here it is:

1. There are 6 mica watercolor pans in this set.

2. The colors are Blue Gold, Rose Gold, Yellow Gold, Champagne Gold, Light Gold and White Gold.

3. Super duper creamy and shimmery!

4. The pigment are of high quality and when mixed together they are beautiful!

5. You can watercolor with them by them self, do calligraphy, brush lettering and you can mix them with the original Gansai set or any other watercolor set for that matter.


So what do you think? I posted this card this morning and I also posted a video on IG using them 17 post back in my feed.

Any questions? Ask away!

Supplies used:

  PTI What the Doodle Feather

{Clean and Simple} CASology 196 – Move

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

This week’s cue card is:

Week 196 - Move

Take a look at my card:

Hello Friend (CAS)

I have to be super doper honest with you!  I created this card a couple of weeks ago because I wanted to play with a new set of watercolors that I received called Gansai Tambi Starry Colors.

Not know what to do with the completed card, I just put it to the side and was going to use it for my Did You Know Series on Instagram.

Then I saw the cue card and said to myself, these feathers move when the when blow so why not use it. My son says mom I don’t see the correlation.  I tried to convince him, he just looked at me. LOL!!  I told him I’m going with it.

So here we are:

Creating this card was super cool.  The watercolor is so vibrant and pretty. I will talk more about them in my series that will go live this week.

All I did was stamp the Papertrey Ink What the Doodle Feather stamp set image using Versamark Ink and sprinkled Hero Arts White Embossing Powder.

Heat set.

Then I watercolored the Red Gold and the Yellow Gold into the feathers with little water.  The watercolor is so shimmer and creamy.  A little bit goes a long way.

Gansai Tambi

I used Mama Elephant Femme Frames to die cut the card front panel.  Then I adhered the panel to the card base using Fun Foam.

Super easy and beautiful!!

What do you think?  I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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

DT Badge

Deidre Payne

Hannelie Bester

Hazel Hodgkins

Jacquie Southas

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kymona Tracey

Melissa Chipperfield

Sherrie Mannion

Tracey McNeely

Guest Designer


Our sponsor this week is Cindy B Designs!

Supplies used:

Recollections Black HeavyweightFEMME_FRAMES-CC_large VersamarkPTI What the Doodle Feather Fun Foam

Thank you so much for stopping by!