Your Next Stamp DT Post “Be Merry” | October Release | Guest Designer


Hey guys!  Here is another project using a stamp set from YNS October release.  This ADORABLE stamp set is called Hammie Holiday.  I just love the line of stamps featuring this little hamster.
The theme for this post is “Be Merry.”  What is more merrier than green, red, and sweet hamsters in a train?!  I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color the images.  I also brought in the Pine Tree Branch die and cut some glittery fun foam to use as an embellishment behind the red panel.  I then topped the card off with some Vintage Holiday Gumdrops.
If you would like to check out the process video, you can click HERE
Details on how to win a free stamp set from YNS:
– Head on over to YNS blog and leave a comment
– Comment must be entered by October 13 at midnight EST
– Winner will be announced on October 15th!
Good luck!


Blog Hops

Your Next Stamp Blog Hop | New Release October 2017 | Guest Designer

It’s blog hop time and I’m so excited to be participating as guest designer for the month of October.  Below is a card I made with one of their new stamps called, Merry Mouse Eve.  It is so adorable!
Blog hop details are below!
Right when I saw this stamp set I knew I wanted to create a scene where the little guy was waiting on Santa!
I used my Distress Inks to create a night sky and my Zig markers to color the image.  I cut out snowy hills and added sparkle to them with my Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Overlay Pen.
To see the process video for this sweet little card, click here.
Blog Hop Details!!
– Ends 10/10/17 at 12AM EST
– Winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to YNS
– Winner announced on 10/12/17 on the YNS blog which you can find here.
– Rules: Hop along to all participants.  You do not have to comment on every blog, however if you do, it ups your chances of winning.
Here is where you hop along: HERE
Check out the new products here: Your Next Stamp Store

Your Next Stamp Preview Day | October 2017 Release | Guest Designer


I’m so excited to be guest designing again for Your Next Stamp’s October release. Here is my first project using their new bough die. This die is so versatile and can be used as a focal point or embellishment.

If you would like to check out the process video, click here.

Check out YNS blog to see other projects:
YNS Blog

Stay tuned tomorrow where I will be participating in YNS blog hop!  Fun projects to come this month so stay tuned!



Birthday Cards

GIVEAWAY Your Next Stamp | Parrot-ise Birthday Shaker Card | Guest Designer


Hello guys!  Here is my final card for my spot as guest designer for Your Next Stamp!  Of course I had to finish off with this adorable bird stamp, Parrot-ise.  I used Tropical Island Paper Pack to create this shaker card and topped it off with gumdrops.

If you would like to check out the video process, click here

GIVEAWAY details:

  • Comment on this post by Friday, 6/30/17 at 11:59 CST
  • Winner will be announced Saturday, 7/1/17 at 1pm CST on my blog!

Thank you to Your Next Stamp for having me!  I truly enjoyed creating and sharing my cards with the June release!

Blog Hops, Just Because Cards

Your Next Stamp New Release June 2017 | Just For You Theme | Enter for a chance to win – Details below!


Today I created a card using another new release from Your Next Stamp’s June release. This is the adorable Parrot-ise Stamp Set with the Tropical Island Patterned Paper.  The theme of the blog hop is “Just for you,” so how fitting that one of their releases was a bird set!  If you have been following me long enough, you know my love and obsession for birds!

I stamped my two little bird images onto some watercolor paper with Versa Fine Onyx Black Ink and colored them with my Zig Markers.  I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.  I then used some stitch oval dies, oval scallop die, circle die, and scalloped circle die to cut some of the gorgeous patterned paper.  I stamped my sentiment onto some yellow card stock with red ink.  I added some white ribbon from my stash and popped my sentiment and birds up with some foam squares.

Once I was finished putting the card together I topped them off with the Tropical Summer Gumdrops which match the patterned paper perfectly!

Make sure you head over to the Your Next Stamp Blog.  There you want to leave a comment to be entered to win a stamp set of your choice!  Click here: YNS Blog

Comments need to be left on the YNS blog by 6/16 and the winner will be announced on 6/18.

New Release Products: YNS Store




Thanks for stopping by!


Blog Hops, Just Because Cards

Your Next Stamp June Release Blog Hop


It is time!  Welcome to the YNS Blog Hop featuring the new release for June!  I am really excited to showcase the products this month.  In my Preview Day blog post I featured the Handyman stamp set to create a masculine card which is perfect for Father’s Day!

Today I am featuring one of my favorite sets, Box Full of Cuteness.  Will you just look at those cute critters?!  In addition to using the Box Full of Cuteness Stamp Set I also brought in the new die set called, Stick Frames.


To create this card I first stamped out the images with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Spectrum Noir card stock.  I used my Spectrum Noir Markers (colors listed below) to color the adorable images.  I found this brick patterned paper in my stash and used the Stick Frame die to create a window.  The Stick Frame dies are very versatile and can decorate your card in a variety of ways.  For this card, I chose to use them as a window. I found some teal paper and wood grain paper in my stash to create the ground and the background in the window.

After coloring and die cutting all the images I adhered foam squares to the back of the sweet little animals for added dimension.  I stamped my sentiment with some brown ink and cut a fish tail at the end.  After placing my pieces down on the card, I felt it just needed a little extra something.  I then took the paw print stamp and stamped some paw prints leading up to the sweet guinea pig in the box.  I also die cut out a paw print from a die that goes great with this stamp set and placed that next to the window!

Spectrum Noir Colors:

  • Box: TN7, TN5, TN3
  • Dog: BG8, BG6, BG4, IG2, IG1
  • Cat: GB7, GB4, GB2
  • Guinea Pig: TN9, TN6, TN4, TN2

Don’t forget to leave a comment below!  After you enter the blog hop, hop on over to my YT channel to check out the process video here.




You can find the new release products on the YNS site by clicking YNS Shop.


  • Prize: $25 YNS Gift Certificate
  • How to enter: Click HERE and visit all the wonderful the blogs.  Leave a comment.  The more you comment, the greater odds you have to win.  You do not have to comment on every blog to be qualified to win.
  • Winner will be announced on the YNS blog June 15th.


Thanks for stopping by!

– Alicia

Blog Hops, Just Because Cards

Your Next Stamp Preview Day | June 2017 Release | Guest Designer

Hello!  I am beyond thrilled to be part of the Your Next Stamp team for the month of June as a guest designer.  It is an absolute honor that they reached out to me, and I was more than happy to say YES!

Today is preview day for the new release (which is adorable).  I have been holding on to these products for weeks and so happy I finally get to share them with you throughout the month!

I created the card below using the new Handyman stamp set.  It is great for the man in your life that is handy (or not! – scroll down to see stamp set sentiments).


For this card I stamped out the tool images onto some Spectrum Noir Cardstock and colored the images using my Spectrum Noir Makers (colors used are at the bottom).  I cut the images out using the coordinating dies.

I had some patterned paper in my stash that paired well with the masculine theme of the stamp set. After adhering my paper down, I added a gold peel off to separate the two papers.  The tool box diecut cuts out the center below the handle, but I took it a step further and used my craft knife to cut a slit to put the tools in the tool box.  I then popped up everything using some foam squares to add dimension.

For my sentiment I used a brown ink to stamp on coordinating card stock and added a fish tail at the end.  Clean and simple, but perfect for a birthday card or Father’s Day card.

To check out the rest of the preview, head over to the YNS Blog.  Stay tuned because later on this evening the YNS blog hop begins.  You will have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the YNS store.

Spectrum Noir Colors:

  • Reds: DR1, CR11, CR8
  • Grays: IG6, IG4, IG2
  • Orange: GB3, GB5, OR1
  • Yellows: CT1, CT2, CT4
  • Browns: TN8, TN4



Thanks for stopping by!

– Alicia