Top Dog Dies Black Friday Sale

Hello everyone!!!  Guess What!! Top Dog Dies is have an amazing sale and it starts TODAY!!!!

Top Dog Dies Sale

Check out the sale!

Top Dog Dies Sale 2

Now is the time to pick up all of the dies on your wishlist!!

All of the details are located here!

Please share your happy mail on Instagram using hashtag: #topdogdies!

I can’t wait to see what you get!!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Top Dog Die – DIY Kids Book

Hello eveyone!!!  It’s Top Dog Dies Wednesday!!!

Today I’m working with the Top Dog Dies Pocket Page Banner Die Set and the Top Dog Dies Vintage Alphabet Die.  I’m back again with another DIY Book, this time for my niece!!

Take a look:

TDD Book

My niece is learning her sight words, so I thought this little book would help her out.  Its small enough for her to carry and its super pretty for her to show it off to her friends, LOL!!

Lets take a look at my desktop after I cut out all of my letters:


My daughter loved die cutting these letter out using my Big Shot.  She thinks that machine is super cool!!

Lets take a look inside:

TDD Book 4

TDD book 1

I included a lot of common words that she should know.

Lets look at how many pages are inside:

TDD Book 3

TDD Book 2

I wanted the book to be super CAS (clean and simple) since I want her to focus on the words and not the design.

How I created this mini book:

  1. I used the Top Dog Die Pocket Page Banner die and die cut out 15 pages out of my cardstock.
  2.  Then I used the Top Dog Die Vintage Alphabet Die to cut out 5 pages of letters so that I had enough to make a couple words with the same letters.
  3. After that I used my We R Memory Keepers Cinch to punch the holes in the pages and bind them.
  4. Once the mini book was bound, I added the words to the pages using my Xyron Create a Sticker Tool.
  5. To finish off the book, I added ribbon to the spine for a little girly flavor!!

My nieces is going to love it!!

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

Supplies used:

TDD Pocket Pages Banner DieTDD Vintage Alphabet DieCinchxyron-150-machineBig Shot Die-Cut Machine

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Your Next Stamp DT Dare – Pattern Pizzazz

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 Pattern Pizzazz!!  The design team was asked to create a project using one of the new stamp sets from the November release.

Take a look at my card:Falalalala (YNS)

YNS: Sprinkles Spreading Christmas Cheer, Ice Ice Baby Sparkly Gumdrops, YNS Circles Die Set, Circles – Stitching Marks Die Set

Other Supplies: Recollection Heavyweight Cardstock, BoBunny Altitude Pattern Paper, Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella, My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink

Here is how I created this card:

  1. I cut stripes of pattern paper and cover a smaller piece of cardstock
  2. Then I pop that card panel up using foam tape.
  3. After that I die cut the circle out and stamped my sentiment on it.
  4. Then I stamped my bunny, colored him in and used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut him out.
  5. I popped him up next to the sentiment.
  6. I added gumdrops and Wink of Stella to finish off my card.

I made two of these cards, I wanted to see what this card would look like if I added a sentiment at the top.

Take a look:

Falalala sentiment (YNS)

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:

IceIceBabyGDLSprinkles Spreading Christmas CheerYNS circle diesStitching Marks Circle DieRecollections White HeavyweightBo Bunny Altitude Pattern Paper Copic Markers Wink of Stella clearMFT Hybrid Black Ink Brother Scan and Cut2

Thanks for stopping by!!


CS Make It Take It: Take a Stamp Challenge Inspiration

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 Inspiration for the month of November.

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:

New York (TIMI)

I love this Sketchy Cities America stamp set from Altenew!!  Its my first set from them and I couldn’t wait to use it. NY is such a great city with so many hidden treasures.

Creating this card was simple.  I just stamped my images and sentiment using My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink.  I love this monochromatic look for this card.  Such a great masculine card.

Now its your turn to play along!


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 November is: Magenta!

Magenta are very kindly offering a $5 flat rate shipping deal to all CS readers on all stencils and cling stamps! Simply use the code: PromoCSUK at checkout.


Prize pack includes: 4 Stencils and 3 Mask

Prize pic

Poinsetta Rectangle MC15 (large picture)

Top row left to right:
Mini Poinsetta TM125
Christmas Ornaments TM135
Mistletoe Wreath MC14

Bottom Row Left to Right:
Poinsetta MC13
Mini Holly TM124
Stylized Holly small TM127

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:

sketchy cities america MFT Hybrid Black InkRecollections White Heavyweight

Thanks for stopping by!


Top Dog Die – DIY Notebook

Hello everyone!!!  It’s Top Dog Dies Wednesday!!

Today I’m working with the Top Dog Dies Pretty Petals #3 Die Set!! I love this set!  You can use it on just about anything you create.  This die set is my go to set for dies!

Take a look at my project:Notebook 3 (TDD)

I created this notebook for my daughters teacher!!  My daughter and I are having a rough time this year because of the common core.  The way they teach math is unbelievable hard.  It makes no sense to me and teaching my daughter the way I learned it may not going to help her on test day.  So its been a struggle for both of us.

I talk to her teacher almost everyday so that I can stay on top of what she is learning and I wonder if she is tired of me, LOL!

I decided to create this notebook to show her that I truly appreciate her time, patience and her helpfulness as it pertains to my daughter.  I’ve said it before teachers really need all of our support because they have a tough job.

Creating this notebook was super easy!  I used my We R Memory Keepers Cinch and We R Memory Keepers Journal Kit!!

Notebook 5 (TDD)

Notebook 6 (TDD)

I decided that I loved how the chipboard looked just as it was.  I simply stamped my sentiment from Stampin’ Up! For Being You Stamp set (it was a sale-a-bration item) with My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink.

Then I used my Faber-Castell Polychromous Colored Pencils #140 and #125 to color my image in. The coloring is so beautiful to me.

Then I die cut my petals attached them to the front of the book, drew in a stem that attached to the sentiment.

Notebook 2 (TDD)

I added wink of stella to the letter and rhinestones to the petals.  I added the tabs to the pages to finish it off.

I love how this notebook turned out.

Notebook 4 (TDD)

What do you think?  Will my daughter’s teacher love this book?

I’m also entering this project into Jennifer McGuire Share Handmade Kindness Challenge.  We are on Week 2: Community


Supplies used:

TDD Pretty Petals 3 DieCinchJournaling KitFor Being You Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils MFT Hybrid Black Ink

Thanks for stopping by!!



CASology 172 – Give

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

This week’s cue card is:

Week 172 - Give

Take a look at my card:

Congratulations (CAS)

I went with a very classic card today for our cue card!  People give gifts all the time so I figure I could demonstrate that.

To create this card was very simple:

  1. I used Create A Smile Wrap it Up stamp set and stamped my image and sentiment using my Misti and My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink.
  2. Then I colored my presents in using Copic markers: r37, R39, R89, Y38, YR68, YG03, YG25, YG17, Y02, Y15, Y19, B12, B14, B37, V15, V06, and V09.
  3. Then I trimmed my card panel down and adhered it to my card base.

Nice and easy!!  What do you think? Please let me know below.

Now its your turn!! 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

Hannelie Baster

Hazel Hodgkins

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kimberly Wiener

Kymona Tracey ←Me

Melissa Chipperfield

Ren Loh

Tracey McNeely

Our Guest Designer this week:


Our Sponsor this week is STAMPlorations!

Supplies used:

CAS Wrap It Up MistiCopic Markers MFT Hybrid Black Ink

Thanks for stopping by!


Your Next Stamp November 2015 Blog Hop


Hello everyone!!  Yayyy, my forth blog hop featuring new products from Your Next Stamps makes squeal!! LOL!!

I super doper love this release!!  Couldn’t you tell from yesterdays sneak peek?

If you’ve been hopping along, you would have arrived from Julie’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 Anita‘s blog.

This new release is a continuation of our fabulous Christmas collection!! You will squeal for joy when you see the new stamps and dies!! My favorite set is Merry Chris-Moose! Can you tell from yesterdays sneak peek!

Are you ready for my big reveal?  I made two cards to inspire you!

Take a look at my card:

Joy to the World (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Sprinkles Spreading Christmas Cheer, Holly Jolly Sparkly Gumdrops

Other Supplies: Distress Ink Abandoned Coral, Copic Marker, Recollection Heavyweight Cardstock, Brother Scan and Cut, Stampin’ Up! Simply Scored, Versafine Ink, Clear Wink of Stella,

I’m back with these cute bunnies!!  I’m taking the new online card class called Holiday Style and Laurie Willison taught us how to have to create crisp texture and I knew I wanted to try it.  I love how those lines give the card texture but doesn’t over do it!!

To create this card, I used my Stampin’ Up! Simply Scored to add score lines to the front of my card stock. Then I used Distress Ink Abandoned Coral to add color to the top portion of my card. After that I stamped my sentiments and musical notes using Versafine Ink. After that I stamped my bunny and cut him out with my Brother Scan and Cut. I colored the image with my Copic Markers: C1, C3, R24, R29, R20, R17. Then I popped him up using Stampin’ Up! dimensions.  I added the new gumdrops to finish off the card.

Super cute and effective.

Take a look at my second card:

Winter Wonderland (YNS)

YNS: Word Critters-Winter Birds

Other Supplies: Versafine Ink, Brother Scan and Cut, Copic Markers, Pretty Pink Posh Peek-a-boo die

For this card, I used he Peek-a-boo die and cut a window in the center of my card front. Then I stamped my sentiment using the Versafine Ink under the window. Then I stamped, colored and used my Brother Scan and Cut and cut out the bird house and the birds.  I adhered my images with foam tape. Super easy to create.

So what do you think?  I had so much fun creating these boxes and card to inspire all of you and show you the versatility of the stamp sets! Which one of these items are favorite?  I would love to hear from you!

Be sure not to miss any blog along the way, because one lucky commenter will have a chance to win a $25 YNS gift certificate. Winner will be announced on the YNS blog on October 14th.  So don’t forget to leave a comment on each of the blogs participating in the blog hop.

Don’t forget to take advantage of the special promo code to get
20% off your entire purchase!!


I’m entering my card in Virginia View Challenge.

V. V. Challenge #20

Thanks for stopping by!!