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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Your Next Stamp Sketch Challenge #53


I'm excited to share my final project as a Guest Designer for Your Next Stamp! What a wonderful opportunity it was to create and share projects for them this month! 

This week, they are having a Sketch Challenge. You can also combine it with a colour challenge as well if you like, but must use three of the five colours shown. Please see the YNS stamp blog post for details. I had an idea to use the Paint Swooshes and Spatters set to form a background behind the tree. I wasn't sure how that would go, but I really like the way it turned out and think I may do some simple tree cards using this method.

I stamped the Merry and Bright Tree three times; twice onto the olive cardstock and once onto caramel. I fussy cut the tree in its entirety and the second cutting consisted of cutting it into layers so that I could sponge the edges to get more depth. The large star on top was made with a Stampin' Up! punch that i've had forever! The sentiment is from the Snowman Family set

Your Next Stamp has the most adorable stamps! Be sure to stock up 



Now is a great time to as there is a sale going on until November 29th!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Festive Tags


I just can't get enough of sweet Waddles!!!! i used the  Waddles Winter Happiness set along with the Waddles WInter Happiness Die set and the Evergreen Trees Border Die
I made my tag backgrounds with acrylic paint and acrylic paint washes and gel pen.
I coloured the wee characters with Copic Markers and added a border of Washi Tape ( I found that one at the Dollar store) and loads of glitter!!!!

Be sure to visit
and leave a comment to get a chance at winning a new stamp set!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Friday, November 11, 2016

YNS Sketch and Colour Challenge #52



Hello Everyone!   It’s finally Friday andYNS has a new challenge starting today.   It’s just the thing to jump start your creativity and wouldn’t you love a chance to win a YNS Store gift certificate???!!!   There is a sketch and color combo to choose from, unless you really want to challenge yourself and combine the two


Coloured the cute little image with Copic markers. I stamped the panel of Creamy Caramel with Early Espresso Ink.



Challenge #52 is open through Thursday, November 24, 2016 at midnight EST.  
One random participant will win a $15.00 gift certificate to the YNS Store, plus if the winner uses YNS products on their creation they will receive an additional $5.00 on their gift certificate.  We also select our favorite creation featuring YNS products from all participants and announce a “Top Pick”.   The random winner and “Top Pick” will be announced on the YNS blog the Sunday following the challenge close.   Link up a picture of your creation from your blog, gallery, etc. at the bottom of this post on the YNS Blog and you will be entered to win.
PLUS…if you are using YNS products on your creation why don’t you take the YNS Social Media challenge too?! You don’t need to create a different project, simply add your Challenge #52 entries to IG, SCS or FB.  Check out all the details in the rules at the bottom of this post on the YNS Blog
The sketch
If you use the sketch feel free to swap out shapes or rotate; so long as we can see the basic sketch was your inspiration.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Your Next Stamp DT dare-Winter Fun


Happy Wednesday! Are you glad to be halfway through the week? I am!

The DT dare challenge was to create a project with the Theme Winter Fun.
Nothing makes winter more fun than a waddle of cheery Penguins. Did you know that a group of Penguins are called a Waddle? How about when they're in the water? Well, then they're called a raft. That' s your touch of trivia for today. Now onto the card!!!


I decided to colour the Waddle of Waddle's with my Prism Pencils as you can (well I can) achieve a softer look with them than with the Alcohol based markers. To create the snowy background, I used a Stampin' Up! Embossing folder. I freehanded the snow drifts!

I used the following stamps and dies in the project:



Be sure you visit the YNS Blog to leave a comment for a chance to win one stamp set of your choice.

Good luck!!!

xx's and Oh's
--Vicki~~


Sunday, November 6, 2016

Your Next Stamp November Release Blog hop!










Welcome to the Your Next Stamp November release Blog Hop!
I'm sure glad i'm one of the Guest Designers this month as the sets are fabulous!!!!
I am going to have so much fun creating my Christmas Cards this year with the addition of these sweet sets.
My first creation focuses more on dies. For this card I used the Little Village Die Set
and the Winter Fun Scene Die Set. You can see that the Train Tracks I used to ground the sentiment is a creative use of the die.  The sentiment is from the Santa's Magical Sleigh Set, which was released last month. I used a spellbinders die to mount the YNS dies upon, which I had run through a Stampin' Up! Embossing Folder
YNS will be giving away a $25 Gift Certificate, the more blogs you visit and comment on the greater the odds of winning, they do not have to comment on every blog to be qualified to win.
See the Linky at the bottom of the post to get to all the blogs!






How about this little fella? Isn't he full of mischief?
He is just one of many adorable characters in the Silly Monsters, Snow Cool Set!!!
These guys are just what the Dr. ordered to warm your heart on a Cold Winters Day.
Once again, I used the Winter Fun Scene Set to jazz up the card a little!!!!
I can see that I will get a ton of use out of this die set!!!

Karen is spreading the Holiday Cheer with this awesome coupon code~


I am sending you back to the YNS BLOG to get the links for the Hop
I have reconfigured this post after having to delete the original as my cards seemed to only show for a minute before disappearing. Sorry for the inconvenience, but I wanted to be sure that you could see the projects! 

I'm looking forward to sharing some more YNS projects with you this month!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Your Next Stamp November Release Preview




Good Morning!!!!

Did you know that Your Next Stamp is having their November Release today?
I'm so excited to share a preview using my Favourite Character Waddles!
I created a shaker card using the new Wide Snowglobe die.
The Evergreen Die makes a great background ( it was from last months release)
I coloured waddles with my copic markers and used the coordinating die to cut him out.

Designer Paper is by Carta Bella~ They have some gorgeous Holiday paper for sure!

Here is a list of the YNS products I used. They will be available at 10 p.m. est 



I'll see you a little later this evening for the blog hop!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~
Thursday, November 3, 2016

Impression Obsession Designer Challenge-Thanksgiving WIshes



Good Morning!!! 
This challenge speaks to my friends south of the border who will be celebrating Thansgiving this month! The challenge this week is to create a Thanksgiving Card

I had a blast paper piecing this fun Patchwork Turkey using Tim Holtz Halloween Papers.
I added a little dimension to the card based with a Maple Leaf from the Maple Clear Set
Lastly, I added  the Give Thanks sentiment in dark brown cardstock!

Lets see your finest Thanksgiving creation!

Load your project onto the IO stamps Blog
One lucky player will win a gift certificate for $25.00

Today's Designer List



XX's and Oh's
--Vicki~~