Your Next Stamp April Release!


Welcome back! The Your Next Stamp April release is here, and it’s so sweet. We are kicking it off with a blog hop. I had so much fun making the card for today. Let’s get right to it.


I made this card by die cutting the Cool Tags Five dies and creating a spot for the cute little fairy and dragonflies from the Wishing Well Fairy stamp set. I colored in some of the images from the set and arranged them around the tags. I also stamped one of the sentiments from the set on the smaller tags and popped it up with foam tape. I used more of those awesome sparkly gumdrops from the new release! I love that the purple ones actually look like gumdrops! This release is so cute and you’re going to want to see it all. Be sure to keep hopping along by clicking the blue button below. Leave a comment to enter yourself to win a gift certificate to the YNS shop!

Also, don’t forget to use the coupon for your orders placed through April 8th! Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have fun hopping along!



Create A Smile Challenge

Hi, all! I’m just popping in to share my card for the newest Create a Smile challenge. The new theme is ‘crafty friends.’ What a great theme to create around, right??


I made this card cute and simple, using the adorable Bear Mail stamp set and creating my own sentiment with the Tiny Letterings stamp set. Be sure to head over to the Create a Smile blog and see the rest of the teams work! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Hey, Chickie

Hi, crafty friends! II’m back to share a cute spring card with you that I made for the HEffy Doodle blog today. Let’s get started!

I started the card for today by die cutting my sentiment “hello chickie” with the Stitched Alphabet Dies from an A2 size card panel. This took a little maneuvering, just because I only have one of each letter and there are doubles in the sentiment, but it wasn’t too difficult to get the spacing pretty close to even! Once that was die cut I ink blended the front of a card base with Fossilized Amber ink and adhered the panel with the die cut letters over top so that the yellow showed through.

I also ink blended some Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink over the corners of the front panel, as well as splattered from of the Distress Oxide spray over it in the same color. Next I moved on to the scene. I die cut a little hill of grass with the Grassy Lass dies from some 110 lb white card stock and ink blended Mowed Lawn and Twstited Citron over it to give it some color. Then I stamped out images from the  Eggcellent News stamp set. I colored those images in with my copics, adding some white gel pen details to each of them. Then I die cut them out with coordinating dies!

Finally, I adhered the die cut images to the card and it was complete! This card came together really quickly, and I think you could do a set of them in lots of springy pastel colors! It’d be so cute. Thank you so much for stopping by today! I’ll see you again soon with another card!

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge

Good morning, everyone! Happy Wednesday. I’m back today to share my final My Favorite Things project as a guest designer for their challenge blog! I’m so sad the month is over, but it’s been so much fun getting creative with their sketches.

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This sketch was a fun one to end on, and I had the perfect idea for it. I was inspired by the freebie that comes with orders of $60 or more from MFT and the adorable new stamp set Purrfect Friends.


I die cut the tree branch from white card stock and ink blended Stained Walnut Distress Oxide ink on it. I also splattered some of the Stained Walnut ink watered down over it. I also ink blended Broken China Distress Oxide Ink over an A2 size card panel. I splattered some watered down Faded Jeans Distress Oxide over the entire panel. I attached the branch to the card panel using some foam tape once they were both dry.


Next I stamped out three of the birds from the Purrfect Friends and colored them in with my Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and attached them to the branch with foam tape and some glue. I could resist stamping one of the cats so that it looked as though he was watching the birds from the ground.


Finally, I stamped out one of the sentiments from the new Anything But Basic Encouragement stamp set with VersaMark ink and heat embossed white embossing powder. Then I ink blended some pink ink over it and trimmed it down. It was also attached to the card with some foam tape. And that was it for my card! I hope you like the projects I’ve made for my month as a special guest designer for MFT stamps! I’ve had fun sharing them with you 🙂 Be sure to head over to their challenge blog and see more great inspiration! Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you again with another card!

Happy Birthday!

Hello, everyone! Happy Monday. I’m back today to share a cute and simple birthday card I made by mixing some new and old Penguin Palace products. Let’s jump right in.


I started by doing some ink blending with a stencil I made using the new It’s Your Day Bubble Call-Out die. Using the negative of the die cut I ink blended some Distress Oxide onto an A2 size card panel. I positioned it so that it hung over the top edge of the panel, and splatterd some water droplets over it for a textured look.


Next I die cut one of the borders from the Fancy Hearts Scalloped Boarders die set to use as a frame on the card. I colored the frame with one of my Copic markers. That piece was adhered to the card panel with a liquid adhesive.


Finally, I stamped and colored one of the adorable unicorns from Birthday Unicorn stamp set. Once it was colored I die cut it out with the coordinating dies and adhered it with some foam tape below the speech bubble. After adding some white gel pen details to the card it was complete! I hope you enjoyed this card I made for today. Be sure to check out all the newly released products from Penguin Palace! Thank you for stopping by today, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

So Mush Room In My Heart!

Hello, crafty friends! I get to share a bonus card with you for Your Next Stamp! I love this new stamp set So Mush Fun, with all the cute little mice and super sweet sentiments! Coloring the images, and coming up with a card design was a breeze 🙂


How sweet is this little mouse on the mushroom? And that sentiment?? So cute. I used a Polaroid die from YNS to frame him, and did some easy ink blending for the picture’s background. Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you’re all having such a great weekend, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Your Next Stamp Challenge

Hello, everyone and happy Friday! I’m popping in today to share a card I made for the new Your Next Stamp challenge. The new challenge is all about pastels. Here’s my card!


I just had to use the new panel die from the March release along with the So Mush Fun stamp set! I think they’re so darn cute. I ink blended some of my favorite Distress Oxides over top of the panel die (Worn Lipstick, Shaded Lilac and Dried Marigold) and splattered it up. Then I added my die cut pieces over top with foam tape! How much fun is that?? And so springy! Be sure to head over to the Your Next Stamp blog and see the rest of the inspiration form the team. Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

To Some Bunny Awesome

Hi, everyone!  I’m back to share my project for today. I decided it was time to use the Mark My Words bookmark dies. I have a lot of family and friends who I know are going to love getting some adorable bookmarks with these dies! For today’s bookmark I decided to go with a spring/Easter theme.

I started by die cutting three of the same bookmark shapes. There are two designs in the set, but I wanted to use some twine on mine, so I went with the one that had the hole at the top. On one of the bookmarks I ink blended Broken China and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide over it. Then I splattered it with Blueprint Sketch and Milled Lavender Distress Oxide that I’d watered down a little. Over the second book mark I ink blended over the entire die cut piece with some Distress Oxide that I’d mixed myself with reinkers. Finally, for the last bookmark, I used the Grassy Lass Border dies to cut the bottom off. Then I ink blended Twisted Citron and the hand mixed green-ish color I used for the back side. All three pieces were set aside to dry completely while I worked on the other pieces.

I stamped out the bunny and carrots from the Honey Bunny Boo stamp set and colored them in with my Copic markers. Then I die cut them out with the coordinating dies and added some white gel pen details. I adhered the grass bookmark bottom to the blue bookmark, as well as the bunny and carrots. I decided I didn’t like how empty the top was, so I went ahead and die cut some of the Swirly Clouds and adhered them down, trimming off the part that hung over the edge.

For the back of the bookmark I heat embossed a sentiment from Honey Bunny Boo, mixing two of the fonts. I like the way the ‘bunny’ is so big and pretty! I added adhesive only to the top 1/2 inch of the bookmark, so that the two pieces could be sandwiched together and be used like a clamp. To finish off the bookmark I added white dots to the back side, and a dainty twine bow at the hole at the top. And that’s it for my project today! I hope you enjoyed it! I have a feeling this is going to be sent out in an Easter care package to one of my friends 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by today! I’ll see you again soon with another card!

My Favorite Things Sketch!

Hi, everyone! I’m back with another My Favorite Things sketch challenge card to share with you. Today’s sketch is one that you could do a lot with. I had fun stacking animals on top of each other for it! Here’s a look at the sketch challenge:


And here’s what I came up with!


I just had to use some of the products from the new March release for this card! They’re so dang cute. I started the card by using the cloud die from the Interactive Swing die set to ink blend some clouds in the background. I used Milled Lavender for this and splattered some white paint and Milled Lavender watered down over the panel. Once that was dried I heat embossed a sentiment from the Anything But Basic stamp set across the middle of the card. I love the sentiments in this set! They are so fun and sassy.


Next I stamped out some of the images from the new Cute Critters stamp set. I colored them in with my Copic markers and die cut them out. I used foam tape to adhere them to the cloud panel I had created so complete the sketch. Easy and adorable!


How cute are those critters?! I just love them. And I think someone will love getting this encouraging card. Be sure to head over to the MFT challenge blog and see all the awesome inspiration! Plus, if you haven’t yet, be sure to check out the new release! It’s so stinkin’ cute and full of springy products. Thanks so much for stopping by today! I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Penguin Palace Release Peek!

Hi, all! I’m popping in today to share a card I made for the new Penguin Palace release which will be coming March 20th! This release is so fun and I can’t wait to show you all the projects I’ve made for it. Today’s highlighted product is the stamp set “Let’s Get Crafty” and it’s a must have for the artists in your life! Here’s a look at my card.


I just love all the cute images in this set, and the sentiments are so great for all the crafty people in your life. I created this card by doing some ink blending and lots of Copic coloring and die cutting. I loved creating this little painter’s scene.


I was drawn to the “you inspire me” sentiment, and know several people I’d love to send this card to. Be sure to head over to the Penguin Palace blog and see what the rest of the design team created for this preview! The release is just around the corner and we have lots to share with you!