Technique Tuesday November 2018 Release

Hello everyone!! Happy November!! It’s Technique Tuesday November 2018 Release Day!!

Yayyyyy!!! The day has finally arrived!  It’s release day for Technique Tuesday. They are releasing 5 clear stamps and 3 crafting die!

Hello Winter Stamp Set

Sweater Weather Crafting Die

Perfect Poinsettia Stamp Set

Perfect Poinsettia Crafting Dies

Dani Deer Stamp Set

Dani Deer Crafting Dies

Christmas Cocoa Stamp Set

Calendar builder Stamp Set

Let’s look at what I created:

Dani Deer Stamp Set

I love making shaker cards and this stamp set is perfect for that. The deer from Dani Deer Stamp Set is so cute and looks amazing once colored.

Closer look:

Dani Deer Stamp Set

I used Tombow Recycled Colored Pencils to color the deer. I used snow flakes for the shaker. The frame was cut using Mama Elephant Union Square die set.

Let’s take another look:

Dani Deer Stamp Set

What more inspiration?

Stop on by Technique Tuesday Blog for more inspiration and to see what my fellow team members created just for you!

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. The Technique Tuesday  products were given to me since I’m on the design team. The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)


Recycled Color PencilsMama Elephant FRAMED TAGS UNION SQUARE Creative Cuts Steel Dies

Thank you so much for stopping by!

{Clean and Simple} CASology – Cut

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:


For this week’s cue card I used STAMPlorations Let It Snow Die as my focal point. I die cut it out of Concord and 9th Happy Hue Note Cards three times.  Then I adhered them together.

Before adhering the die cut to the card front, I  added some snowflakes with Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow die and Ranger Ink Texture Paste.

Once the paste dried, the sentiment was adhered.

What do you think?

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.

Deidre Payne

Hannelie Bester

Hazel Hodgkins

Jacquie Southas

Janet Ribet

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kymona Tracey

Melissa Chipperfield

Rachel Bergfeld

Sherrie Mannion

Our sponsor this week is STAMPlorations!


Supplies used:

let-it-snow  Happy Hues Card and Envelope Pack Ranger Ink - Texture Paste - 4 Ounces

Thank you for stopping by!


Your Next Stamp DT Dare – Winter Fun

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 Winter Fun!!  The design team was asked to create a project using one of the new stamp sets from the November release.  I went with the Huggles Christmas Star stamp set from this month’s release  for my project.

Take a look at my project:


YNS Supplies: Little Village Die Set, Stitched Circle Frame Die Set, Huggles Christmas Stamp Set

Other Supplies: Bristol Smooth Paper,Colorbox Archival Wicked Dye Ink, Big Shot Plus, We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool, We R Memory Keepers Photo Sleeves, Fun Foam, Stampendous Shaved Ice

What do you think?  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 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.


Thank you so much!


Hello – Muse Challenge

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today playing with the Muse Challenge!!  I can’t tell you the last time I had a moment to play along with them.  This was one of my favorite challenges to play in before I became super busy with DT work, LOL!!!

The Muse this week is Anita Bowden, here is her card:


Take a look at my card:

Hello (Muse)

I decided to create this card because I looked out of my window about an hour ago and realized that it was snowing.  This is our first snow fall for the winter season.  I’m not happy about it. I’m not a fan of the snow.  So I thought this scene went perfect with my how my outdoors looked like.

This card was easy to create.  I just die cut Your Next Stamp Houses on the Hill Die and adhered it to a piece of Recollection Black Cardstock for contrast as did Anita.  Then I used Tsukineko Radient Neon Amplify! to add my snow.  My sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.  It was a single hello stamp that I received as a thank you for ordering.

Super easy and fun.  I made this card in 5 minutes.

Supplies used:

houses on hill dieRecollections Black HeavyweightRadiant Neo AmplifyRecollections White Heavyweight

Thank you so much for stopping by!!


Sparkle and Shine Challenge

Second Post for today
If your looking for the CS Take It Make It Challenge, click here

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with the Sparkle and Shine Challenge!!!

I really love this challenge this month.  It allowed me to come out of my comfort zone and create a card with a scene. I absolutely love it.

Here is the inspiration photo that guided us this time around:


Now take a look at my take on this photo:

By Your side

OMG!!  Tell me this isn’t amazing!! I love this card so much.  Those birds are amazing and after seeing the many ways they can be used.  I had to use them for this challenge.

Here is how I created this card:

  1. I cute my black card base to a standard size A2 card, 4.25 x 5.50 scored at 4.25.
  2. I used Concord & 9th By Your Side Bird Die to cut the birds out of the black card base.
  3. Then I cut Simon Say Stamp Fog cardstock down to 4 x 5.25, so that it could fit behind the birds to give them a better contrast.
  4. Before inserting the fog cardstock behind the birds, I added some dimension to the card panel using (closed store) Top Dog Die Bats die to create some extra black tree branches.
  5. I added those trees to the top of the card pane using Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  6. Then I stamped my sentiment from Concord & 9th By Your Side Stamp Set using Versafine Black Ink.
  7. After the ink dried, I slide the fog card stock into place behind the birds. I adhered it down with Tombow Extreme adhesive.
  8. To add the red birds, I die cut them again using Stampin’ Up! Real Red cardstock and them cut them of the branch.
  9. I adhered them to the black birds already there using Tombow Extreme adhesive.
  10. Then I used a black thin marker to add a black line near the birds beak.
  11. I used Tsukineko Radiant Neon Amplify! to add some snow to the scene. Super cool to watch the snow pop up.
  12. For my sparkle and shine, I added Distress Glitter Clear Rock Candy to the birds wing tips and the top tree branches.

What do you think?

Now its your turn to give this challenge a try!! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Right at Home!! The winner this challenge will receive a $15 gift card to her store and be asked to join us next month as our Guest Designer. 

Supplies used:

Recollections Black HeavyweightSSS Fog cardstockTombow Multi-Purpose AdhesiveOnyx Versafine InkRadiant Neo AmplifyDistress GlitterReal Red CS

Thank you for stopping by!


CS Take It Make It: Take a Technique

Hello everyone!! I’m here with CS Take It Make It: Take a Technique Challenge Inspiration for December.

Our theme is Take a Technique: Sharing the Season!!

For this month’s challenge the technique we would like to see Seasonal creations: Winter/icy themed, or even Christmas projects if you’re not bored of these already! For those readers who live in different climates: Why not share your December seasons with us!

This should be super fun to see what the whether looks like in different parts of the world.

Take a look at my card:

Happy Holiday (TIMI)

Here in the USA, we are in the middle of fall and winter.  No, snow in my are yet, but they have some 4 hours away from me.  I hope we don’t get any.  I don’t care for the snow to much.  It makes it hard to drive.  Don’t get me wrong, its pretty but its troublesome.

I created this card using Purple Onion Designs Stacey Yacula Studio – Birch (Winter Bunny)!  Such a cute image and fun to color.  I used my Faber-Castel Polychromos Coloring Pencils.

I inked the background, added some embossing past for snow and a stitched hill.

I love how this card turned out!! Super pretty!

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 December: Polkadoodles


The prize is a £25 voucher to spend in the online store.

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.

Thanks for stopping by!


Your Next Stamp November 2015 Sneak Peek

Hello everyone!! I’m back again for this month’s Your Next Stamp Sneak Peek!

I have a confession to make, I made my card, turned it in to the team and totally forgot to do my blog post! I’m writing this on my train ride to work, so some elements will not be present. I promise to add my step by step directions and links to my supplies later today!! Please forgive me.

We are getting ready for our November Release Blog Hop tomorrow with a sneak peek today. Are you excited? I am!!

Take a look at my card that I’m giving you a sneak peek of: 

YNS Supplies: Merry Chris-Moose Stamp Set, Double Stitched Hills Due Set and the new Gumdrops

Other Supplies: Recolletions Heavyweight Cardstock, Wendy Veechi Embossing Paste, Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow Stencil, 3M Foam Tape, My Favorite Thing Hybrid Ink, Copic markers, Distress Ink Fadded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire, Brother Scan and Cut

Can you tell that I have a love for that falling snow? I love how it makes my Christmas cards look so very real!! The texture and dimension amazes me each and every time!

I shared my process on Instagram yesterday and everyone was in awe.

First I shared my coloring process:

I was having a hard time deciding what colors to use on my moose so I turned to my Facebook Copic Group for some suggestions. I recieved some great combos.

Once my coloring was done, I needed to finish the rest of my card. I recieved plenty of questions regarding the snow on my cards, so here’s how I add it: 

It’s quite easy, all I did was place my stencil on top of my card panel with tape. Then I used a palette knife and scooped up some of that embossing paste. I spread the paste over the stencil where I wanted the snow to appear.

Moving quickly because that embossing will ruin the stencil if it dries on it. You must wash that paste off your stencil immediately after using it!

Once the paste dried, I popped my cut out moose in the center.

The finally step was to pop up my die cut image to the front of the card base using foam tape.

Super fun, I tell you. This is one of my favorite stamp set for this release!!
So are you excited about what you see? You have to see what my fellow team members came up with the rest of the release!

You can find all of the new projects on the Your Next Stamp Blog!!

I hope I see all of you tomorrow for the November 2015 Release Hop!!

I’m entering this card in Virginia’s View Challenge!

V. V. Challenge #20

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

One Stamp Set, Two Ways!!

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today Guest Designing for Gerda Steiner Designs.  Super Doper Awesome!!!

Have you seen her latest stamps?  Totally awesome!  She has clear stamps, digital stamps and good old rubber stamps!!  You can’t bet that!

If you haven’t checked her out, you have to go on over and pay her visit!!

Today, I’m playing with a clear stamp called Peeking Friends!  Super cute images and easy to color!

Peeking Friends

I’ve created two projects.  I have a third one, but as I’m writing this post, I’m having a creative block.  Crazy right.  I just can’t figure out what I want to do with what I have.  As soon as I do, I will do a separate post on it.

Take a look at what I did create:

First up is a gift tag that doubles as a card since it opens.

No Peeking (GSD)

This is how I created this tag:

  1. I stamped the image using My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink and colored the elf in with Copic Markers; G07, R37, Y13, E11 and E25.
  2. Then I used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut him out.
  3. Then I used Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Banner Duo 2 Dies to cut out 3 tags, 2 out of white cardstock and 1 out of retired Stampin’ Up! Season of Style.
  4. I used the circle die to cut out a circle in the pattern paper.
  5. I adhered the pattern paper to one of the white tags.
  6. I used my score board to score the back tag so that I could Tombow Multipurpose Glue to hold the tag together.
  7. I stamped my sentiment in the circle.
  8. I created a shaker pocket using the We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool, click here if you want to see a tutorial.
  9. I added random sequin to my shaker pocket and sealed it up.
  10. I attached the pocket to the back of the pattern paper using Tombow Extreme tape.
  11. Then I added 3M Foam tape to the back of the pattern paper, to add dimension.
  12. I put all of the pieces together.  Then I added my colored elf to the front of the window.
  13. I punched a hole at the top of the tag using the We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile.
  14. I added some ribbon to the tag.

Awesome outcome!!

Second up is a card:


Check out my santa!!  I love how he looks like he is peeking into your window!!  Hope you’ve been nice this year.

Check out this picture I also took of this card using some props!!  I wanted to give it a try.


I picked up this porcelain palette plate and was excited to use it!!  I love how the card looks surrounded by different embellishments.

Here’s how I created this card:

  1. I cut my front card panel to 4.25 x 5.50 and used My Favorite Things Jumbo Peek-a-Boo Circle Windows Die.
  2. I used Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow Stencil and Wendy Veechi Embossing Paste to add snow to the front of the card panel.
  3. I attached the front panel to the card base using Tombow Extreme adhesive.
  4. I stamped my the santa and used Copic Markers: R37, R39, R89, E00, E11, C1 and colored him in.
  5. I slipped the santa between the front panel and the card base to give the impression that he is peeking into your window.
  6. I stamped the sentiment and WaLa, I was done!1

Super sweet and pleasant card!!

Soooo, what do you think?  Please leave a comment below!!

Stay tune for my third card as well!

I’m entering my tag into the Tag You’re It Challenge #33

TYIC #33

Supplies used:

Peeking FriendsMFT Hybrid Black Ink Copic Markers Brother Scan and Cut2PPP Stitched Banner Duo 2 Dies Tombow Multi-Purpose AdhesiveFuse Tool3M Double Coated Foam Tape We R Memory Keepers Crop A DileRecollections White HeavyweightNeenah Desert Storm CS MFT Peek-a-Boo Circle DieEmbossing PasteTombow Xtreme

Thank you so much for stopping by!!


Top Dog Dies – Texture

Hello everyone!!!  I’m here with Top Dog Dies!!  I’m here showcasing one of their new dies that was released 3 weeks ago!!

Lets jump right in!

Today I’m working with the Top Dog Dies Snowman Die Set!! It’s a super doper cute die set and the possibility are endless!!

TDD Snowman Die Set

Take a look at my that I created with this die:

Dashing through the snow2 (TDD)

I love this cute snowman die!!  Look at all of that stitching!  Nice texture.

Here is how I created this card:

  1. I die cut my snowman out of different colors of paper. I put the snowman together.
  2. Then I draw a hill line on my cardstock.
  3. I stamped The Ton Stamps Holiday Lyrics using My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink.
  4. After that, I place Simon Says Stamps Stencil Falling Snow  on top of the cardstock and layered Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste.
  5. Before the paste dried, I sprinkled some Distress Glitter Clear Rock Candy on top of the snow to give it some sparkle and shine.

Super fun to create!!

What do you think? Let me know below!!

Supplies used:

holiday lyrics MFT Hybrid Black Ink SSS Falling SnowEmbossing PasteNeenah Desert Storm CS

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Sweet Stamp Shop November Release

Hello everyone!!  I’m here to day to share with you the Brand New Sweet Stamp Shop Stamp Sets!!  They are to die for!

Take a look at the stamp set I used to create my card:

Perfect Panda

Aren’t theses little panda’s just the cutest you’ve ever seen!!  The little heart and the sentiments make me smile.

When I saw this set, I knew I wanted the two panda’s to touch each other by rubbing noses.   Then it was only fitting to use the heart image with the “sweet”sentiment.

After I put that together, I wanted to add some texture to the card and thought that since the holidays are coming up why not snow.  I saw Julia Altermann from Just One More Card create a card and she added snow with Distress Glitter Clear Rock Glitter and I loved it.  I ordered that Distress Glitter Clear Rock Glitter right away!

Take a look at my card:

Miss you copy

Isn’t the scenery just the cutest thing for these panda’s although, I don’t think Panda’s see snow.

Correction panda’s do need lots of water to survive.  “The temperate forest of central China were giant pandas live receive about 30 to 40 inches of rain and snow a year”.  That info came from the Smithsonian National Zoological Part Website.

I learned something every day.   I really never thought about the types of weather the panda’s have to face.  Now, I can’t stop looking them up.

Sorry, I digress!  Now on to the other stamp sets that are being released today!!

Pho YouPho You

Take OutTake Out

They have 3 more Planner Stamp Sets to add the pack!  You can’t miss this:

Plan FitnessPlan Fitness

Plan Holidays

Plan Holiday

Plan To CleanPlan To Clean

Aren’t these sets amazing!!  My fellow Design Team members have created some amazing projects as well.  You must check them out on the Sweet Stamp Shop Blog today.

Now I know these stamp sets will not stay in the store for long, so do not hesitate to stop by the shop and pick up your set before they sell out today.

Wait, before I go, if you haven’t done so already, follow Sweet Stamp Shop on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook.

Thanks for stopping by!