Monday, September 28, 2009

YNS Blog Hop Winner

I've used the to pick the winner of my "Your Next Stamp Blog Hop".

And the winner is #24

ScrapinShana who said....

"All of your stamps are so adorable! I love how you put the dog on a leash! Too cute!"

Congratulations ScrapinShana. Please email me your email address and contact information and let me know the choice of your card. You can see my email address from the side bar of this blog.

Thank you for playing the blog hop and hope you all had fun!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Your Next Stamp New Releases!! Join Us For The Starlets Blog Hop

Come and join the YNS Blog Hop!

Good day to you all. Today is the big day for us and we would love to invite you to hop through all the Starlet's blogs to check out the cool cards made from the new releases from Your Next Stamp. Since today is the big day, Karen is kindly offering FREE SHIPPING for all customers who place their orders up to Sep 24th, 2009 at midnight, so check out the online store!

For this blog hop, you would have to hop all the starlet's blog and this hop start at Karen's
If you didn't come from Starlet Simonne's blog, you will want to start at Karen's blog.

This blog hop will be open until end of September 27th.

How to win prizes on this blog hop:
(1) Make sure you leave a comment and also leave comments on ALL the other Starlet's blogs to get a chance to win 1 stamp set or a grand prize of $50 worth of stamps of your choice.

(2) By leaving a comment on this blog here, I will draw a winner sometime after Sep 27th (sorry, but I am on vacation and will not be back home until Sep 30th) and this winner will get to choose one of the three cards on this blog post, plus the goodies in this picture below. (a spool of ribbon, package of charms, package of eyelets and a package of self-adhesive sheer frames.)

Now I am very excited to show you my three cards made using some of these new release stamp sets.

Here is the first card I made with a stamp set called "Log Cabin". You can find this set over at "Your Next Stamp". It's a set that I think works best with the liquid Applique. In this sample card, I used white liquid applique. I also added some mini Christmas light bulbs around to frame this little scenery. I used the icicle border punchie. It adds extra coldness to match the snowy day.

Here is a closer view on the images. I brushed some diamond stickles on it to make the snow shimmer a little.

Here is a closer view to show the dimension.

This card is an Autumn themed card. This Fhiona stamp set is called "Windy Day Fhiona". She is such a cutie! I also wanted to take this opportunity to thank Suzan who sent me a very nice RAK package. She even included a cute little Halloween goodie bag for my daughter. Did you see the leaf rhinestones, the patterned paper and the rub-on word "Autumn"? These wonderful embellishments are part of the RAK package from Suzan. THANK YOU SUZAN! Told you I would use your goodies for my upcoming cards :o)

Here is a closer view of Fhiona walking the pup. I tied a little gold thread between Fhoina and her pup.

Here is the closer view of the sentiment which was included with the Windy Day Fhiona. These beautiful rhinestone leaves are from Suzan.

Here is the side view to show you the dimenson of this card.

This card is one fo the fun ones for Halloween. This stamp set is call "Vampie" that you can find it from "Your Next Stamp". This set contain three images. (the little cute candy sucker vampire, a bucket of bloody suckers and group of bats) Aren't the cute?

I used all three images on this card. I have also added some stickle on the bats to make them stand out a bit more.

Closer view on these images.

Here is a pic to show you a bit of the dimension.

Ok, now thanks for stopping by and your next stop on the line is (Maylee). Good luck to you all and have fun visiting Maylee's blog and make sure you leave her a comment.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Your Next Stamp Mermaid - one more sneak peek

Hello, I am happy to show you another sneak peek today. Here is another image which will be released on Sep 23/09. I will post the full card after Sep 23/09.

Beside this sneak peek today, I am posting another mermaid card I made a couple days ago. This card took me a little longer than usual, because of the background cardstock I used for the mermaid. Can you see that this purple bubbly background cardstock is a glossy cardstock? I used alcohol inks and the blending solution to make this marble effect.

Here is a closer view on the image coloring. I feel baubles crazy, so I used them around this cute mermaid.

Here is a side view to show you the dimenson.

Here is the pic to show you the shiny glossy paper.

Ok, that's all for today and thanks for the visit! :o)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

MMSC #19 - Swiss Pixies Gretel

Happy Friday to you all. I am happy just because today is Friday and because I will be off for vacation this coming week. I am in need of some good sleeps since this busy week, lol

I am posting a card for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #19. Here is the sketch for this week:

Here is my finished card. I cut an oval shape using Nestibilites, then wrapped a golden trim around it. Cut a rectangle frame using the Stampin Up cardstock and embossed it with the Cuttlebug embossing folder. Also use a golden lace trim and added the five brads on top.

Closer view of the image coloring.

Here is a closer view to show you the lace trim.

Ok, I will also post a blog candy later and please do come back and check it out!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Your Next Stamp Mermaid + sneak peek of new release

Hello and happy mid week. Sorry for not posting for a few days. For the past few days, I spent so much time with my visitors and also made some cards. Today, I am just going to do a short post and show you one of the cards I made. I will save some to post for the next few days, because some of these cards I made containing some NEW release for Your Next Stamp. You are going to love these stamps. I am going to show you a little piece from a card I made using some of these new release stamps right here:

Ok, can you tell what that is? You will soon find out, because the stamps are being released on September 23, 2009. On that date, please come and join us for the our very first blog hop! All commentors will have a chance to win a prize of one stamp set from one of the blogs which will be a secret one, so make sure you leave a comment on all the blogs during your hop along. Also, there will be a GRAND PRIZE of $50.00 worth of stamps from the Your Next Stamp store (YNS Store). Check out the info from our challenge blog HERE.

Ok, my card to show today is a combination of two mermaid stamp sets (I love all the YNS mermaid stamps) One is called "Happy Birthday Mermaid" and the other is called "Just Swimming By Mermaid".

Here is a closer view on the coloring using my Copic markers. I cut open some spots from the wave image of the 'Just Swimming By Mermaid' set and tucked the mermaid and the fish in.

Here is the closer view to show the dimension.

I also added a shell button to match the water theme.

I will be going to California for a short vacation next week. But I will make sure to schedule some posts. That was why I haven't been posted for a few days, because I wanted to prepare some cards to post during my trip :o)

See you again soon and thank you for stopping by!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday Sketcher Challenge #69 + Tutorial, YNS updates

Hello and happy weekend, yeah!
My niece Vivian and I are just having so much fun in the craftroom. Now that I finished a card and I have so many pictures to post. Guess what, I even did a little tutorial for this post, so please scroll down to the bottom for this little tutorial.

This card I made for the Friday Sketcher Challenge #69. The stamp set I used is called "Shopper Fhiona" (11 pieces stamp set) from Your Next Stamp and now that they are having a 'SECRET SALES' that is offering free shipping for any buyer anywhere. Just remember to enter code SS1 when you checkout.

Here is a closer view on Fhiona. I have posted a little tutorial on how to do her shopping bag. Please scroll down for that.
I think the sentiment & this wallet from this stamp set are a pricelss combo.
These images are also included in the Shopper Fhiona stamp set.
Here is a closer view to show the dimension of this card.
View of the inside.

Tutorial for how to add tissue paper to a shopping bag image:
Step 1:
Color the image
Step 2:
Use a blade to cut a little opening for the shopping bag.
Step 3:
Cut a little piece of tissue paper and color it with a marker (For this sample, I used a Copic Marker)
Step 4:
Fold the colored tissue paper shape like a table napkin
Step 5:
Tuck the little piece of tissue in the opening on the image.
Step 6:
Here is the finished look.
Don't forget if you join our brand new YNS fanclub Yahoo group by October 1, 2009, you will be entered into a $20 gift certificate draw for the Your Next Stamp online store.
Check out the Your Next Stamp Blog and join the guessing game to enter a draw to win a new released stamp plus a $10 gift certificate for Your Next Stamp online store! By follow this blog, you will automatically enter into a monthly draw for a free stamp set of your choice. The next draw date will be on October 5, 2009. So hurry and be a follower for a chance!
YNS will be having a blog hop on September 23, 2009, so please be sure to mark this date on your calendar. I will be having some blog candy sometimes around this time too, so please stay tune for more information.
Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Midnight Madness Challenge #18

What a busy week I have so far. I have to find time to get some cards done and at the same time to accompany my visitors. It is a challenge for me, but I like taking challenges sometimes :op

Don't forget to check out my post HERE to find out how you can win a $20 Gift Card from Your Next Stamp online store.
Oh, I feel so lucky this week, because I just won some blog candy from Sunflowers and Dragonflies . Today, I found that I won the bouns gift from the previous Midnight Madness Challenge. What a lucky girl I am, these gifts originally were won by other winners, but because the previous winners didn't claim and they drawn another winner and my name was lucky enough to come up. Thank you Beth, Priscilla and Michelle so much for all these goodies :o)
Ok, I calm down now and today I am posting a card I made for the Midnight Madness Challenge #18. Here is the sketch for this week:

Here is my finished card. I used Tilda and wrapped the gold trim around the rhinestone brads. I then tied some white fibre around each brad to fill up the empty space for each side of the card.

Here is the closer view for Tilda.

Side view to show the dimension.

View of the inside

Closer view for the inside

That's all I have for today. Will try to make and post more cards once I get a chance. Thank you for stopping by today :o)