Pattern Paper – Sketch and Color Challenge #53

I’m here today with Your Next Stamp (YNS) and the Sketch and Color Challenge #53!!

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: Warm Christmas Wishes, Winter Plaids Paper Pad, Crystal Clear Gumdrops

Other Supplies: Bristol Cardstock, Copic Markers, White Gel Pen

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

So are you ready for the new challenge?

You have until December 8, 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!


Our Next Stamp February 2016 Blog Hop


Hello everyone!!  Yayyy, I love this blog hop featuring new products from Your Next Stamps makes squeal!! LOL!!

This release is super cute!!  Yesterday’s sneak peek was fun.

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 Tracy’s blog.

My favorite set from this release is the Celebrate Sweetness stamp set! I showcased that card yesterday during the sneak peek.  If you didn’t see it here it is.

Are you ready for my big reveal?  For this first set, I made two cards to inspire you!

Take a look at my card:

Your the cream (YNS)

Coffee is the boss (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Coffee is the Boss

Other Supplies: Copic Marker, Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencil, Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock, My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink

Creating this cards was super simple.  I used my Mini Misti and laid all of the stamps on the front of the card and stamped at one time. Super simple and super easy.  Then I just took a Copic marker and a Polychromous pencil and colored the images in.  I added the rhinestones and Clear Wink of Stella to finish the card off.

Note: For the second card, I masked off the mug to stamp the coffee ring under the mug.

My third card:

Have a sweet day (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Sprinkles Sugar Rush, Black Gumdrops, Crystal Clear Gumdrops

Other Supplies: Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock, Copic Markers, Recollection White Cardstock, Mama Elephant Femme Frames, My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink, 3M Foam Adhesive

This card was also easy to create.  I used Mama Elephant Femme Frames to die cut the rectangular card panel out of the white cardstock.  Then I stamped the sentiment and lollipops using My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink because I colored the images with Copic Markers.  After that I added the black gumdrop to the bottom of the lollipop stick.  To adhered the card panel to the card base, I used 3M Foam adhesive.  To finish the card off, I added two clear gumdrops on opposite sides of the white card panel.

So what do you think?  I had so much fun creating these cards 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 February 10th.  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!!


Thanks for stopping by!!


Top Dog Dies – Warm and Cozy

Hello everyone!!  Its Top Dog Die Wednesday!!  I’m here today showcasing Top Dog Dies Coffee Die Set.

TC096-DThis die set is super cute and what I love about it is, coffee and tea drinkers can use it.  Personally I’m not a coffee drinker so tea is a much better option for me.

Today’s technique is super clean and simple, just the way I like it.

Take a look at my card:

Warm and Cozy (TDD)

I told you, super clean and simple.

I went with the white on white tea cup because I wanted the Audrey Blue heart to pop.

Here is how I created this card:

1. I started with an A2 size (4.25 x 5.50, scored at 4.25) card base.

2. I die cut the coffee cup, band and lid out of white cardstock.

3. I die cut the heart out of Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue cardstock.  I put the cup together with Tombow Extreme Adhesive.

4. I stamped the sentiment from Mama Elephant Cup of Wishes stamp set using My Favorite Things Hydrid Ink and Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Ink.

5. I adhered the cup using foam adhesive.

6. I rounded the corner using We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper.

See nice, clean and simple.   You can make a set of these cards for a coffee/tea lover.  Awesome gift set.

So what do you think? Let me know below. I would love to hear from you.

Supplies used:

SSS Audrey Blue CSCUP_OF_WISHES MFT Hybrid Black InkAudrey Blue InkTombow Xtreme

We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Thanks for stopping by!


Knitted Sleeve – Love It!

Today’s project was inspired by a post I saw on Pinterest.  As I said before, I love simple knitting.  I posted a sneak peck picture of what I was making and I am so pleased with the results of my knitted sleeve for a coffee cup.

Take a look:

Knitted Sleeve

I’m going to give this cup away to one of my book club members who answers my Monday giveaway question correct.  I think this sleeve is so cute.  It gives the cup personality!

I need more simple knitting, if you know of any please leave me a comment.

Let me know what you think.