Guest Designer Your Next Stamp – Make Some Noise!

Welcome everyone! I’m so excited to be guest designing with Your Next Stamp who is celebrating 10 years! Congratulations Your Next Stamp!


What’s a party without giveaways right? Each day, Your Next Samp is giving away something previewed on that day from the new release. Leave a comment on the YNS Blog (CLICK HERE) and/or the YNS Instagram page (CLICK HERE) each day to be entered to win! All comments must be left by 9/15 and the winners will be announced 9/17.


For my card today I’m using the ever-adorable Make Some Noise stamp set. This set is filled with little birdies ready to party. I stamped my images in copic friendly ink and colored with copic markers. For some reason, I had chickies in my head which is why they are yellow so I decided to call these little birdies canaries.

After coloring my images with some fun party colors, I cut out with the coordinating die using my Spellbinders Platinum 6 machine.

I added a colorful sky by using a cloud stencil and ink blending on Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean, Twisted Citron, Dried Marigold and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxides inks. Using a Life Changing blender brush makes stenciling on soft clouds a breeze! (see what I did there?)

After adding my clouds, I squished some ink from each color onto my craft mat and spritzed each one with a little water. Then flicked on the color to my background with a paint brush for some added interest. I also added flicks of white metallic ink from Hero Arts.

After my panel was dry and I had figured out where my images would go, I stamped on my sentiment using Versafine Black ink.

I added my images to the card front with liquid adhesive and a couple of the canaries are popped up with foam squares.

Such a super fun birthday set!

The new release will be available in the Your Next Stamp store (CLICK HERE) on 9/12 at 10pm central time.

Be sure to visit the YNS Blog (CLICK HERE) for more inspiration from the design team and guest designers! It’s a party! Don’t miss it!

Neat & Tangled May Release Day 1 + GIVEAWAY!

Welcome everyone! It’s time for previews of the Neat & Tangled May release!

Today we are featuring Barnyard Buddies. This is a 4″ x 6″ stamp set filled with images and sentiments great for building a cute little barnyard scene.

My images are stamped in copic friendly ink and colored with copic markers. I used the coordinating die to cut them out with my Gemini Jr die cutting machine.

For my background, I used a piece of pattern paper Really Rainbow Scallops trimmed to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and added to a white card base. I die cut a piece of Green pattern paper from Spiffy Speckles using the Stitched Slopes die for my ground. Then added in my images. I also included some clouds from the To The Stars stamp set.

This fun sentiment is also a part of the Barnyard Buddies set. I stamped it onto a piece of Chili Pepper card stock with Embossing Ink and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder. Then cut out with the coordinating die and added to my card with foam tape.

Such a cute and fun set! Be sure to check out the Neat & Tangled Blog for more inspiration and leave a comment on the blogs to be entered into the giveaway.

Pink & Main 5th Birthday Party Blog Hop

I’m thrilled to be joining in the Pink and Main 5th Birthday Blog Hop. A big Congratulations to Michelle! I’ve know Michelle for a long time and she is just the sweetest. I’m so proud of her and what she has accomplished with her business. I have two cards to share with you today. I’ll have the blog hop list at the end of the post so be sure to check it out.


Michelle has some amazing prizes to give away!! Leave a comment on each stop (we love to hear from you!) and 5 random people will be chosen to win a $50 gift certificate to the store!! Comments need to be left by March 24th and winners will be announced on the Pink & Main blog on March 25th.


I have a very colorful card to start you off! This was a background I created inspired by Jennifer McGuire when she was swiping the alcohol inks across her Yupo paper. I adore the rainbow and lines it creates! Perfect for birthdays!

I die cut the word Celebrate from Pixie Dust Glitter card stock and layered on top of 2 more layers of white card stock using liquid glue. I die cut the shadow piece from Vellum and adhered to my colorful panel. I’m only applying the liquid glue behind the letters so then my glue won’t show through on my Vellum.

The sentiment is from the Celebrate stamp set in which I stamped in Clear Ink onto Black card stock and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder. I trimmed this down to a thin strip and added to my card panel with foam tape.

My next card is using the Party Balloons stamp set. This set is really cool because you can add designs to your balloons! How fun!

I used various inks from Gina K Designs to stamp my balloons including, Lovely Lavender, Wild Lilac, Passionate Pink, Innocent Pink, Tranquil Teal, Sea Glass, Key Lime, Lucky Clover, Wild Dandelion, and Tangerine Twist. Then holding in place with Thermoweb Purple Tape, I die cut my balloons using the coordinating dies with my Gemini Jr.

I also created the balloon strips using Pixie Dust card stock for some sparkle!

For my background, I used a piece of Bristol Smooth card stock and ink blended Spun Sugar on one end and Squeezed Lemonade on the other end with my Life Changing Blender Brushes.

I die cut the word Celebrate from Black and White card stock and off set it a little when attaching with liquid glue. This makes it appear as a shadow behind the words.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration! These are great staple stamp sets to have in your stash for birthday cards!


Here is a complete line up of the Blog Hop. Be sure to leave your comments along the way for a chance at the Prize! Your next stop is Kathy!

MFT Sketch Challenge 423 – You Bet Your Beak!

Welcome everyone! Today is a very special day as it’s my daughter’s 13th birthday! I can’t believe I officially have a teenager in the house! I wanted to make her something special for a birthday card and I combined it with the MFT Sketch Challenge #423.
Here is a look at the sketch.
I stamped these sweet birdies from the Tweethearts stamp set onto Neenah Solar White card stock in MFT Extreme Black Ink. Then colored with copic markers in rainbow colors and cut out using the coordinating die with my Gemini Jr.
Next, I die cut hearts out from Neenah White card stock 110 lb using the Heart Trio Shaker Window Dienamics. On a panel of Bristol Smooth card stock measuring 41/4″ x 5 1/2″, I ink blended Festive Berries, Spice Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet Distress Inks. Then I spread Nuvo Glitter Moonstone over the top of the ink blended panel.
I added foam tape all around the back of my panel that I die cut the hearts from and attached to the ink blended panel once it was dry. Then I attached the rainbow birds in front of each heart.
My sentiment is heat embossed in Brutus Monroe Gilded Gold Embossing powder onto Black card stock. Then added to the middle of the card front.
I wrote a special little message inside to my daughter.
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Neat & Tangled January Release and Giveaways Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the Neat & Tangled January 2019 release! Need birthday cards? I always do and never seem to have them on hand. The sets today are perfect and a must have in your collection! 
Todays is featuring Piece of Cake stamp set with a coordinating die and Piece of Cake Sentiments stamp set. The Piece of Cake stamp set has this amazing large image great for focal points on your card. 
I stamped my image onto Neenah Solar white cardstock 80lb with copic friendly ink and colored with copic markers. Then I used the coordinating die to die cut it out. 
For my background, I used the Balloon Duo Stencil and added a variety of colors of balloons. This is such a fun, festive look! I trimmed down the stenciled panel to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and added to an A2 size notecard. Then I added my die cut cake piece to the front using foam tape for dimension.
I heat embossed my sentiment onto black cardstock with white embossing powder. I trimmed the sentiment into two pieces and added to the front panel with foam tape. I love how it looks like labels! 
Such a great set and a must-have for your collection! The release will be available on Friday, January 11, 2019 at 8am EST. Be sure to leave a comment for a chance at winning a giveaway! Also head to the Neat & Tangled blog for more inspiration!