YNS Sketch and Color Challenge #34

I’m here today with Your Next Stamp (YNS) and the Sketch and Color Challenge #33!!

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:

Total Sweetness (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Zero Calories Stamp Set, White Sugar and Sparkle Gumdrops

Other Supplies: Retired Stampin’ Up! DSP, Recollection Heavyweight Cardstock

What do you think?  Did I follow the sketch and the color photos? Let me know below.

So are you ready for the new challenge?

You have until March 17rd, 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!


Your Next Stamp February 2016 Sneak Peek

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

We are getting ready for our February 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:

Celebrate Sweetness (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Celebrate Sweetness Stamp Set and Crystal Clear Gumdrops

Other Supplies: Versafine Black Ink, Copic MarkersWe R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, Recollection White Cardstock, My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink, Clear Wink of Stella

To create this card, masking was key.  I stamped the weight then masked it off and stamped the bag that holds the bag, so that it looks like it really sitting in the weight.

After that I stamped the candy in the bag and the sentiment at the bottom.

I colored the images with Copic Markers: R46, R32, R20, C1, C3.

I added the gumdrops and clear wink of stella to finish the card off.

Nice and easy!

I hope I see all of you tomorrow for the February 2016 Release Hop!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!


Clean & Simple 3 Card Class – Day 2 Faux Letterpress

I’m so excited about my new card.  I had so much fun creating this card, I can’t stop smiling.

Faux Letterpress is another technique that I learned in my online card class.  Shari Carroll taught us how to create this fabulous look of  letterpress without the texture.  I used nothing but ink and it gave this faux letterpress technique a perfectly smooth one layer card.  I love it!!

Take a look at my new card:

Sweet Sunshine

Supplies Used:

Cupcake Party sss130701

Cupcake Party

ME Smitten Stamp Set

ME Smitten Stamp Set

VersaMark 102283








Early Espresso 126974

Early Espresso

Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink

Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink

Early Espresso CS 119686

Early Espresso CS







Strawberry Slush CS 131295

Strawberry Slush CS

Coastal Cabana 131297

Coastal Cabana

classic crest solar white CS

classic crest solar white CS







Starburst Framelits Die 132967

Starburst Framelits Die







I hope you like my card as much as I like making it.  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.