Create A Smile Challenge

Good morning! I’m popping in to share a card I made for the new Create a Smile challenge. This week’s theme is ‘monochrome.’ I always end up going with grays or black and white for these challenges for some reason, and this card is no different!


This such a cute and simple card! You could definitely mass produce this design with different sentiments for all occasions. I stamped the elephants from Poppin’ Over along the bottom of the card and colored them in with my Copic markers. Then at the top I stamped the Friends from Friends Like You at the top. I added some white gel pen details and that was it! Be sure to head over to the Create a Smile blog and join us! Thanks so much for stopping by today. I’ll see you again soon with another card!


Hi, all! It’s Day four of the Penguin Palace release and today we’re sharing the stamp set Congratulations! This is such a perfect sentiment set for all the things you’d congratulate someone on via a handmade card. IMG_3156.jpg

I used this set in combination with the adorable Welcome, Little One stamp set. They went so perfectly together! This card is cute and simple and so easy to mass produce. Be sure to head over to the Penguin Palace blog and see the rest of the previews of this stamp set from the rest of the team! We’re getting even closer to release day, but there is still lots to show!! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Your Next Stamp March Release Blog Hop!


Welcome back, friends! I’m super excited to have you here. We’re celebrating the Your Next Stamp March release with a blog hop. The team has created a lot of fun projects, there are prizes and a great coupon code for you to use on your order! Let’s take a look at my card!


I think this Cook Up Some Fun stamp set is so cute! I love this chef, and the food and there are so many food and drinks that you can put on his tray! I went with an ice cream sundae, but there are so many options. I made this card really simple, highlighting the ice cream with the Starburst die, and creating the a ground simply by masking off the bottom of the card and splattering it with some paint. I think you could do so many cute scenes with this set!


If you’re interested in getting some of the new goodies, make sure you use the coupon code for your order! And if you want to enter yourself for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the YNS shop, be sure to comment on all of the posts along the hop! You can get to the rest of the posts by clicking the blue button below:

That’s it for me today! Be sure to check out the rest of the new products! There are so many cute stamps dies and gumdrops! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Pastel Inspiration

Hi, everyone! I hope you’re all having a great start to your week. I’m popping in quick today to share a card I made for Craftin’ Desert Divas. Todays card was inspired by the creative challenge on the CDD blog. The theme is pastel colors! I love pastels, so this was super easy to go with. Here’s the card I came up with.


I had this lamb from Wooly Lambs already colored up, so I decided to go with a simple card for the design. I embossed the Burst Stencil to give a focal point on the card, and ink blended Shaded Lilac and Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink over the center of it. Then I heat embossed a sentiment, and added the lamb with some foam adhesive. To finish off the card I added some white gel pen accents, and the card was complete! I hope you enjoyed this card for today. Thanks so much for joining me, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!!

Your Next Stamp January Blog Hop!

Hi, and happy release day everyone! The January release is now available for Your Next Stamp and you won’t want to miss it! We’re celebrating with a blog hop today, so be sure to read on and find out how you can be entered for a chance to win a $25 gift card to the YNS store! Let’s jump right in to my card for today!

IMG_25701When I saw the Carnival Food Fun stamp set I knew I had to color it in. Especially that piece of pizza! YUMMMM! I created a really simple card design using that image and all of the cute little faces from the set, by stamping them in the Black Olive ink from YNS. I used that ink because it’s perfect for Copic markers and won’t bleed.

I colored all the pieces of pizzas in and filled in the background with another Copic marker. I splattered the whole panel with white paint, and heat embossed the cheeky sentiment on some black card stock. Then I die cut it with the Washi Tape Die. I added it to the card panel with foam tape. To finish the card I used one of my other favorites from the release. I die cut the Floating Heart Panel die from white card stock and colored some hearts with a dark gray marker. I glued them to the card and added Glossy Accents to them to make them pop.

And that finished my card for the hop! If you want to be entered for a chance to win the $25 gift card to the Your Next Stamp be sure to leave a comment and keep hopping and leaving comments by clicking the blue button below:

And don’t forget to use the coupon code when you’re ordering the new release! You’ll get 20% off your order!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you liked my card and that you’re having fun on the hop! Be sure to leave a comment, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!


Your Next Stamp Dare

Hi, all! Welcome back for June’s Design Team Dare with Your Next Stamp. Today we’ve made projects with the theme “Summer Fun.” It wasn’t difficult to think of ideas for today’s card, as I’ve been ready for summer for so long! So today I made a cute and simple card that you could whip up in no time.


I started by die cutting the largest Stitched Scalloped Rectangle die from white card stock. On it I stamped the sentiment from Heartfelt Sentiments “You are sunshine for my soul.” I love this sentiment and I think it’s so sweet to put on a card.


Next I die cut the sun and clouds from Stitched Happy Rainbow die set. I used a little Distress Ink to color the die cut images, and adhered them to the scalloped rectangle. The sun was adhered directly to the panel, but the clouds were adhered with foam tape. I decided the card needed a little more color so I die cut a stitched rectangle from bright yellow card stock and put it behind the scalloped die. And it was finished!


That’s it for my card for this challenge! I hope you enjoyed it! Be sure to head over to the Your Next Stamp blog to see the rest of the team’s projects as well as try for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!

Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon with another card! 111