Saturday, 24 December 2016

Merry Christmas and Thank You!

To all my wonderful friends, customers and Blog we approach the end of this year I just wanted to sent out a heartfelt THANK YOU!!!!!
With out you, I would not be able to pursue my passions and crafty dreams and I truly appreciate the support of my business and all of the many wonderful comments you have posted!
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Thursday, 22 December 2016

Feature Day ay YNS!

Today is a great day at YNS because it is Feature Day!
We are inspired by anything and everything!
This months theme is My Favourite Creation from 2016!

For my Feature Day post I had a really hard time choosing just one creation I I chose two!!
One from back in April and one from November.

My First Card from April I used a stamp set called Gardening Phoebe and the matching dies.
I chose this because I loved how the background turned out and Phoebe and the little images were so much fun to colour!

My second card is a more recent one from November.
I just loved this saying and the little bird and Waddles!
(Shhhh....Its my husbands Christmas card!)
It is using the set called: Waddles Winter Happiness

Stamp Sets and Dies I used:

Go to the YNS Blog, make a comment and you One random winner will get 
a stamp set of your choice!
Hope you enjoyed my selections for 2016 and wishing everyone a 
very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Stay tuned for January because we have some amazing product coming out in the New Year!


Wednesday, 21 December 2016

January Wreath Campaign at CTMH!

Sneak Peek!
Since we are almost to the end of the month I thought I would share with you the next Campaign from Close To My Heart!
Its the Welcome Home Wreath for National Papercrafting Month!!

What are the campaign details?
Dates:  January 1, 2017 (9:00 am MST) – January 31, 2017 (11:59 pm MST)   
   Featured Product: CC1210 Welcome Home Wreath Kit  $24.25 CAD 

Get the exclusive Welcome Home Wreath Kit for FREE (retail value $24.25 CAD) with a qualifying purchase of $60 CAD (excluding tax and shipping) during the month of January in celebration of National Papercrafting Month. 
The kit can also be purchased at full retail for $24.25 CAD with no purchase requirement. 

Please email if you would like to order!

Saturday, 17 December 2016

December Designer Showcase

Good Morning and Welcome to the Your Next Stamp December Designer Showcase!
We have Twelve wonderful days filled with Projects to share with you!

Today is Day Eight and MY day to show you what I have been working on!

My daughter was a BIG surprise.....born on Christmas Eve, weighing just 3 pounds and arriving 8 weeks early! So, every Christmas Eve we have a huge party for her Birthday!
Believe it or not she will be 15 this year and I wanted to make some Holiday
coloured Birthday favours for her party.

Here is what I came up with!
A Little Treat Bag with a Gift Card Tucked in the back!

I used the adorable stamp set called Birthday Phoebe, the Cute Little Shopping Bag Die
and some of my favourite Winter Plaid paper.

And here is how I created them!
I started off my choosing some cardstock, the Cute Little Shopping Bag Die,
Plaid paper and the Phoebe stamp set.
I then cut out two piece of cardstock (per bag) using the die and folded them on the creases.
Then I adhered some doubled sided heavy tape to the three edges of the die and assembled the little bags.
Next, I stamped the Phoebe on colouring paper and the little hats out on cardstock.
I coloured the images with Copic markers.
Then I cut everything, adhered the hats on and cut some patterned paper from
the Winter Plaid paper.
I bought some green and red gummies and placed them in clear bags and tied them with ribbon.
Then I assembled everything together!
And here is the final project!
I also tucked in a coffee shop gift card in the back!

Hope you enjoyed my tutorial today and taking the time to look!

Please leave a comment on the YNS Blog by 12/25 at midnight EST for a chance to win!!
All winners will be announced on 12/27. 
One random comment left on each day’s  post will be selected to
win a $10.00 gift certificate to the YNS Store.  


Thursday, 15 December 2016

National Tea Day!

Its National Tea Day and to celebrate I have made a tea card for the
Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop!
I distressed the background with Distress Inks and cut out the teapot and cup using dies from Lea'bilities and used a sentiment from an older Your Next Stamp set called Noteworthy.

Keep warm on this cold day and have a cup of tea!

ZIG Clean Color Card

Since it is a snowy and COLD day here in Ontario I decided to play a bit with my Zig Clean Color Markers and create this Christmas Card with a new stamp set I got.
The set is by Stampendous! and although I really did not like how it stamped, I used my Misti Tool and managed to finally get a crisp image. I coloured the images with Zig markers and layered it on papers by Close To My Heart.

Thanks for looking!

Painting on vellum card

Here's another card I made for this Christmas season!
I took inspiration from a video made by Nina-Marie Trapani where she used a Tim Holtz
Stencil, Zig Clean Color Markers and some metallic watercolour paints to paint on vellum.

It was so much fun to create this and I will definitely be doing more of this technique!


Saturday, 10 December 2016

Having Fun with Distressing!

I love to make all sorts of different and fun Christmas cards and here is an example of one of these!
I used my new Zig Clean Color Markers to colour the poinsettias that I had stamped and heat embossed in Ranger embossing powder. (The stamp is a Heartfelt Creation stamp)
Then I used Distress ink and stain to do the background and more Zig.


More Christmas Cards!

Here's another look at some of the other cards I have been working on for this Holiday Season!
This a stamp set by Your Next Stamp called: Snow Much Joy!
I cut him out with the matching dies and coloured him with Copic markers.

Holiday Wishes!

Designer Showcase!

Today at Your Next Stamp is the start of our
For the next 12 Days the Design Team will be showcasing special projects using
stamps and dies released in 2016!
Stay tuned because I am working on a special something for
December 17th


Friday, 9 December 2016

Some of what I have been working on!

Well, Christmas is fast approaching and I thought I would give you a peek of what
I have been working on in the past while!
Christmas cards!
My first card I want to show is using a stamp and die set from Simon Says Stamp
I cut the crèche, star and hearts with the dies and then coloured Mary and Joseph with Copic markers. Then I stamped on vellum with StazOn Ink.

Thanks for looking!

Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!

Today is the start of the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and
is a sponsor for this amazing event!!
It runs Friday, December 9th to Friday, December 16th
THEME: Winter/Holiday
USE: Coffee, Tea or Cocoa Images

Here is my card for the event using a YNS stamp set and dies called : Ellie Loves Lattes!
On my card I also used the new Winter Plaid paper! It is my fav!

So go to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog and join in!!
You could win some YNS Blog Candy!!

Special days:
National Cocoa Day 12/13
International Tea Day 12/15

Thanks for looking,

YNS Sketch and Colour Challenge!

Welcome to a wonderful Friday at Your Next Stamp!
We have a new Colour and Sketch Challenge starting today!

Here is my card for the sketch and colour challenge!

This month I just used both the colour and sketches!:
 I used the stamp set called Snow Wonderful and the new Paper Pack- Winter Plaids

  Here is what everything looks like.

 And here are the sketch and colour themes!

Be sure to join in the fun and share your own creation
inspired by either the sketch or the
colors OR both!
Check out the YNS Blog for all the details and you could win a gift certificate!

Stay Tuned for the wonderful things coming this week!!!
Tomorrow kicks off the 12 Days of Wonderland Designer Showcase!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Last Month for Holiday Expressions!

Just a reminder that this is the last month to order from the
Close To Heart Holiday Expressions Catalogue!

I will be placing an order on December 14th
Please email me at

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

All about CASing the DT at Your Next Stamp!

Here at YNS we are challenged each month to create something new using a specific theme!
For the month of DECEMBER our Design Team Dare is: 
To CASE someone's creation on the Design Team!

I just loved Laura's Card from her post from this past November using the new
So I CASed her design and colour scheme!
Along with the Waddles Winter Happiness Set I used: The matching dies, Winter Plaids Paper, Stitched Circle Frame Dies, Circle Dies and the Black Olive Premium Inks
This is what these new items look like!

Go to the YNS Blog to see what the other DT's have made for you,
comment and you could win a stamp set of your choice!

Thank you for joining us!

Sunday, 4 December 2016

2016 YNS Year in Review

Good Evening and Happy December from Your Next Stamp!
We are kicking off this month with the 2016 Year in Review and Blog Hop!

All the products are in the YNS Store HERE!

Make sure you hop around to all the blogs featured in the link list located at the bottom of this post for lots of inspiration using the featured products!

For my Year in Review Card I used anew stamp set (to me) that was released in 2016 called Ellie Loves Lattes! This is such a cute set featuring Ellie and my favourite!
I paired this cute set with the Stitched Ovals Die and the Winter Plaids Paper!

 And here is everything I used!

Thank you SO much for stopping by and hopping with us!
The lucky winner will be announced by Julie on the Your Next Stamp Blog on December 8th!
You could win a $25 Gift Certificate to YNS!
*Remember: The more commenting you do, the better your chance of winning!!
Hop ends on December 6th at 12 midnight (EST)
Now it is time to head over to Tracy's blog but before you go,
don't forget to leave a comment!
Have a wonderful day!