cre.a.tiv.i.ty: {kree-eh-tiv-i-tee} n. 1. the discovery of one's self

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year...

I started with a card base of Pool Party and Real Red. A piece of Whisper White card stock cut 1/4" smaller than the card base was ran through the Ampersand Embossing folder centred. I then stamped Merry Christmas from White Christmas and the Happy New Year from Good Greetings. I coloured in the Merry Christmas using my Cherry Cobbler and Costal Cabana set of Blendabilites. I also stamped the image from Kinda Eclectic coming in from the left.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Holiday Easel Card

I thought I would try an easel card. 
I used the Deco Labels die and the Wondrous Wreath stamp set and Wonderful Wreath Famelits dies fit nicely in together with this shape. 
A combination of Real Red, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz and Crumb Cake for paper and colours.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Wondrous Wreaths

I've had fun playing with my new holiday stamps from Stampin' Up!

For these cards I started with a Real Red card base, then stamped the Wondrous Wreaths along with the bow on Very Vanilla and die cut them out using the complementing dies. I then stamped The Hardwood Background stamp on in Slate Grey on a layer of Pool Party card stock.
For the card on the left, I used the Alphabet Rotary Stamp and the "Joy" die from the Wonderful Wreaths Framelits Dies.  For the card on the right, I coloured a section of Very Vanilla Seam binding ribbon with the light Cherry Cobbler blendabilites marker. I stamped the sentiment in Slate Grey and Real Red from the Endless Wishes stamp set and punched it out with the Word Window Punch. 

Friday, September 26, 2014

Fun Friday at YNS

Hi All
It's Fun Friday challenge at Your Next Stamp and here I've used this cute new digi stamp Little Alli.  I wanted to try a monochromatic card and this is what i came up with. 
You can purchase all these digi stamps in the YNS Store.

Friday, September 12, 2014

YNS Fun Friday....

Hi All
It's Fun Friday challenge at Your Next Stamp and here I've used this cute new digi stamp aptly named, 
Yummy Bunny. You can purchase him in the YNS Store.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Your Next Stamp September Release

Hello and welcome to our September Your Next Stamp Digi Blog Hop. The Digi Team has worked hard to complete some awesome projects for this hop! We have EIGHT new digi stamps in the store and an announcement to make today. 
After much consideration, we have decided that Your Next Stamp will go back to it's rubber roots and we will be discontinuing the Digital Stamp line from the store in October 2014. We all know how much you have come to love the cute characters from the Omnia line and we are happy to still offer the whimsical images in clear stamps. You will still be able to purchase all Digital Stamps until October 2014 and with the sale offered below, you will want to stock up now!
The new release hop begins on Anita's blog and if you've been hopping along, you should have come from the amazing talent of 
Make sure you hop around to all of the blogs featured in the link list located at the bottom of this post for lots of inspiration using the new products! If you leave a comment on all of the blogs, you will be entered to win a a digi stamp of your choice - there will be four winners and four prizes given away in total. The lucky winners will be announced on the Your Next Stamp Blog September 10th.
For my project I've used this adorable image named Gretchen Sitting.
Now is the time to stock up on all the digi stamps - Buy three and get one free with the code below!
Thank you so much for stopping by today and hopping along with us! 
Now it's time to head on over to Angel's blog, 
but before you go, don't forget to leave a comment.

Friday, September 5, 2014

YNS Digi September Release-Sneeky peek...

Your Next Stamp is getting ready for the September Digi Release blog hop on September 7th.
Heres just a peak of my card.
Check back on Sunday to see all the new digital stamps and the talented design team will be showing their inspirational projects.
Thanks again

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Mom's Birthday Card

Last weekend was my Mom's 75th birthday. I made this card for her. She loves flowers and She has beautiful gardens. 
I used the Corner Garden stamp set and coloured it with my Stampin Up Blendabilities in various colours. I trimmed the finished image and layered and layered it on Melon Mambo and Old Olive card stock.
Thanks for stopping by...

Monday, August 11, 2014

Long Card-in-a-Box

Hi All,
Thought I would share this. A friend of mine at work asked me to make a card to commemorate an anniversary with her significant other. She like the images from the Dapper Dad stamp set as she had seen a simple card I made using it. I proceeded to make a card in a box and realized that the images were too long for a regular square Card in a box. 
I came up with these measurements for a long version.

Cut full sheet in half to 4 1/4 x 11
Score at on the long side 2", 5 1/4", 7 1/4" & 1/2"
Score on the short side at 2"
Cut braces at 3 3/4" and score 1/4" on either end.

See below diagram

Additional photos are shown below.
I coloured the watch and bow tie using my Richrazzelberry Blendabilities.
The sentiments are from Chalk Talk, Good Greetings and Teeny Tiny Wishes, the patterned paper is from the Moonlight Designer Series paper stack,

Thanks for stopping by