Thursday Cuppa Joe

Hi Crafters! This was supposed to go up yesterday (on Thursday), but I realized when I was at work, that I had never written the post – UGH! So, it’s a day late; oh well!    So… here’s my Thursday Cuppa Joe post over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog, a day late! LOL 😉

The set I’m working with today is actually from a company that is now closed. I didn’t know that until I went to make my Supply List for the post! The company was called Fresh Squeezed Stamps

Fresh Squeezed Stamps stamps, Pretty Pink Posh die and sequins, Lawn Fawn ink & dies, Prima paper, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} I used my newest pride & joy from Pretty Pink Posh, their new Scalloped Squares die! And Lawn Fawn’s Large and Small Stitched Square die sets worked perfectly with the scalloped die.

Fresh Squeezed Stamps stamps, Pretty Pink Posh die and sequins, Lawn Fawn ink & dies, Prima paper, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} All the pretty papers are from Prima’s 6×6 Sunkissed paper pad. The sequins are Pretty Pink Posh’s 6mm Cupped Marshmallow and 4mm Cupped Sand.

Fresh Squeezed Stamps stamps, Pretty Pink Posh die and sequins, Lawn Fawn ink & dies, Prima paper, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016}

TGIF, have a great weekend, and Happy Crafting!

Your Next Stamp Challenge #31!

Your Next Stamp It’s time for the next Sketch and Color Challenge over at Your Next Stamp (YNS)!

This is #31, and you can see all their info on their fun Challenges here

Now on to the photos for the Challenge! They always have 2 you can choose from: a color combo AND a sketch. For the Challenge you must create a project based on the sketch &/or the color challenge. Here are this week’s photos:

Color Combo:

YNScolor-31

 

Sketch:

YNSSketch31

I went with the Sketch this time! Using the Sweet & Cool stamp set, I stayed very close to the actual sketch this time and created a Valentine’s Day card!

Your Next Stamp stamps, Doodlebug Papers, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016}

The heart lollipops are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto X-Press IT paper, and colored with Copics. I also painted them with my Zig Clear Wink of Stella for some glitter.

Your Next Stamp stamps, Doodlebug Papers, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016}

All the adorable papers come from Doodlebug’s newest Release: their 6×6 Sweet Things paper pad! I stamped the sentiment with VersaFine Onyx Black ink.

Your Next Stamp stamps, Doodlebug Papers, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016}

Make sure to head over to the YNS blog to their Sketch & Challenge page to see the Challenge and the other designers’ inspiration!

Your Next Stamp: Design Team Dare!

Your Next Stamp

The Your Next Stamp Design Team Dare is today, and the Dare is to Use Something Old and Something New!

For the “New”, the stamp set I’m using on this card is new to me (Word Critters – Spring Birds, and the coordinating die set); it was out-of-stock when I first discovered it in the YNS Store, and I wanted it so badly that I got put on the list to be notified when it came back in stock. As soon as I received the e-mail that it was back in, I ordered it and the coordinating die set imediately!

Your Next Stamp stamps & dies, Doodlebug paper, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} And for the “Old”, I pulled out a very old and extremely well-used paper pad: Doodlebug’s Hello Spring collection; I love it so much that I will continue to use it until every last square inch is gone!

Your Next Stamp stamps & dies, Doodlebug paper, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} I colored the images with Copics. And I used my Zig Wink of Stella Glitter Brush on the bird’s pink bow, and on the SPRING block letters.

Your Next Stamp stamps & dies, Doodlebug paper, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} It might be a tad early for this “Spring” card, but that’s OK. It reminds me that Spring WILL be here before we know it!

Thank you for stopping by, and make sure to head over to the YNS blog to see what the other designers are working with today!