Let it snow!

Well it’s cold enough here to snow…brrrr! We did have a few really large snowflakes recently and Brandon’s excitement inspired me to ink up the super adorable Happy Snow Day stamp! Brandon looked out the window and said “mommy, it’s winter!!! YAY”

I paired this cutie with my new favorite winter paper by Bo Bunny called Midnight Frost, the colors are amazing and I just love everything about this paper collection. The silver brad I used for the middle of the snowflakes is also from this collection.

Are you ready for some new stamps??? I hope you just yelled at your computer and said “YES”!!! The YNS DT has been working hard creating and we’ve got a new release blog hop planned for this Thursday Nov 18th so be sure to stop by and check out the new stamps!

Until Thursday…Happy Stamping!


Mini Accordian Album

Here I go again…yep I’m still on a roll with trying new things. FUN! I found this cool tutorial on Splitcoast and just had to try it out! I made mine into a fun holiday album and instead of putting it into a tin as suggested I think I’ll attach it onto a gift bag and give it to my mom this Christmas.


Here is the list of materials I used…

Stamps – Mini Christmas Tree (coming soon), Holiday Accessory Set, Penguin Greetings, Mixed Bag of Greetings

Embellies – Gold Flower Soft, Pearls and Crystals, Tinsel, MS Snowflake Punch, Tag Punch, sheer ribbon

Ink/Paint – Twinkling H20’s, sponge dauber and ranger distress red and green ink

Paper – Cottage Christmas – Imaginisce, Neenah, shimmer red cardstock for mini tag

Until next time…happy stamping!


YNS Challenge #29 – Yellow, Nesties, Stickles

It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time for another YNS Challenge! YAY! This week the super talented Crystal is our fabulous hostess and she has asked us to YNS it!!! You must use Yellow, Nesties and/or Stickles on your card or creation. FUN! Thanks for the super cool challenge Crystal!

Also before I show you my challenge card I’d like to let you know about our fabulous sponsor this week! Yep, that’s right we have a very special sponsor for this challenge! Bonnie at Really Reasonable Ribbon has kindly offered to sponsor this challenge! YAY! I LOVE ribbon and I get totally lost in lala land shopping on her website…if you haven’t been to RRR you must pop over for a visit and be ready to fill your cart because she has some yummy ribbon! Then be sure to stop by the YNS store and get some yummy stamps to go with all your new ribbon *grin*

I’ve been on a roll lately with trying new things so I keep the ball rolling and make a really fun little treat bag for this challenge…

Yellow is in the dp, I used nesties to cut out the ice skates and then stickles are on the edge of the circle. I had so much fun making this little bag…if you’re inspired and want to make one check out the tutorial HERE.
Hop on over the the YNS Challenge blog to play along for your chance to WIN!
Happy Stamping!

DT Inspiration

Good Morning!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! This weekend was all about cleaning and organizing at our house…I think I’m about the drive my husband crazy with all my organizing! I’m now on a mission to paint the bedroom and redecorate so I think he may go into hiding for the next month…sorry hun!

Anyway with all the organizing I didn’t get a chance to craft much this weekend so I thought I would share some DT projects with you! Bi weekly (in between YNS challenges) the DT post fabulous creations in our PCP Group so if you’re a member be sure to stop by often and check out all the DT projects and if you didn’t know about our PCP group click HERE to join today!

FYI – I’ll be posting a special sale just for PCP members soon! It’s easy and free to join so be sure to check it out!

Also we are working on ‘getting connected’ so look for YNS on Facebook and Twitter soon! FUN!

Alright on with the show…here are just a few of the recent projects posted by the DT…

Aren’t all these just wonderful? Fantastic creations ladies!!!

Until next time…Happy Stamping!


First time for everything…

Happy Thursday!

I tried something new! YAY! I’ve had a sheet of acetate forever and I finally used it to make a Holiday card! I went with earthy tones rather than the traditional white/red/green and I quite like the way it turned out.

(Click the photo for a closer look)

I stamped the Spread the Cheer stamp with a Kaleidacolor ink pad onto vanilla card stock, I love the multi color effect these ink pads create. The background snowflakes are from the snowflake border stamp, I stamped the snowflakes with brown Staz On directly onto the sheet of acetate. I hope you give it try, it’s a fun and easy project!

Have a wonderful day!

Happy Stamping!


Holiday Tag

I hope everyone is having a great week! Brandon and I went to the store this afternoon to pick up a few things and I couldn’t believe my eyes…all the Christmas/Holiday displays were already up! I shouldn’t be surprised but every year I’m shocked at how fast they move from Halloween to Christmas around here…where did October go? This year is just flying by and I thought I’d better start making some Holiday crafts so I have a cute little tag to share with you today that I made using Fhiona’s Snowman

I stamped the snowman with Staz On onto water color paper and I colored this adorable snowman with Twinkling h20’s. The pearl set is perfect for winter scenes, I used the oyster for the snowman’s body and then added some of the colored twinkling’s for the accents…red, green, pewter, nutmeg and orange.
The Happy Holidays sentiment is from the Penguin Greetings stamp set. The DP is from the Cottage Christmas 6×6 pad and just in case you are wondering…the nestie I used is the new wonky squares – fun!
I hope you are having fun creating all your holiday cards and projects too!
Until next time…
Happy Stamping!

Trick or Treat

We had a total blast this Halloween! Brandon is such a little cutie, we went to just a few houses around each of the Grandparents neighbourhoods and he just ran from house to house saying “next house, more candy” it was so cute! I think he would have kept going all night if we would have let him.
Here are just a few photos from our trick or treating adventure…
Brandon our little cutie as a Giraffe
First Trick or Treat House
He did say Thank you before running away! 
He just had to look to see what they put in the bag! Once he realized it was candy it was go, go, go! 
I hope you had a great Halloween too!
I’ll be back soon with a fun gift tag I made so until then…
Happy Stamping!

Happy Halloween

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! Brandon already had his adorable giraffe costume on yesterday for a special Halloween parade and I think he’s eaten enough candy to last him the entire year! He’s excited to put on his costume again Sunday evening to collect more candy…I call him my little sugar monster! I’ll have some pictures to share next week of him…he makes a really cute giraffe.

I made this Cute Witch Ellie card to celebrate Halloween. I decided to have some fun with it and colored the image with my favorite Twinkling H2O’s – I LOVE these sparkly paints! I stamped Ellie with Staz On onto watercolor paper and then colored the entire image with H2O’s using my water pen. The sentiment is from the Monster Sign stamp set and then the inside of the card has Ellie’s kitty and the sentiment is from the Trick or Treat stamp set.

Here’s a shot of the sparkle before I finished the card, I have a hard time capturing sparkle in photos…feel free to click on the photos to enlarge them…

and here is the front of the card…

and the inside of the card…

I hope you have a safe and happy Halloween!

Happy Stamping!


YNS Challenge #28 – Bookmark it!

Happy Wednesday!

It’s time for YNS Challenge #28 – YIPPEE! Chris is our super talented hostess for this challenge and she has challenged us to make bookmarks – FUN!

I picked up these huge paper clips at the office store awhile back and I’ve been wanting to make a bookmark so I was quite excited to finally make one!

I stamped Mini Party Fhiona with Brilliance Black ink onto Copic Xpress It paper and then colored her in with copics. Then I used all different punches for the scallop and circles…I love that I can use a craft punch for the mini Fhiona stamps!

The book I’m reading is Eat, Pray, Love…again! I can’t wait to see the movie!
The back is the same dp (Basic Grey Jovial) as the front. I used a large glue dot to attach the front and back layers.

I LOVE the mini stamps so for those of you who are also fans of the mini Fhiona stamps…look for more to be released very soon!!! *grin* I’m so excited!!

Now hop on over to the YNS challenge blog for all the details and enter your bookmark for a chance to win some YNS bucks!!! YAY!

Happy Stamping!


Surprise Blog Hop!

I just wanted to say THANK YOU to my super amazing design team! They surprised me today with a birthday hop!!! FUN! If you would like to hop along and see all their fabulous creations then hop on over to Simonne’s blog where the all the birthday fun begins!

I’m blessed with such a wonderful design team and I just want them to know how much I appreciate all their fabulous creations and hard work!!! Love you all!!! Thank you again for this wonderful surprise! You made my day extra special!

Happy Stamping!


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