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

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

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Stampin' Up Blendabilities...

Hi All,
I can't stop playing with my Stampin' Up Blendabilities Markers.
I just got my Blended Bloom stamp this week and I had to give it a go.
I started by stamping the image in Momento Tuxedo Black and then coloured it up using the Rich Razzelberry set of Blendabilities. 
Even though my card base is Blackberry Bliss from the new In Colour collection, the markers matched perfectly. The designer series paper is from the Moonlight paper stack. I created a tag using my Scalloped Tag Topper punch in Daffodile Delight paper, ran it through the Fancy Fan embossing folder and added some branches from the Bird Builder punch in Old Olive to set it off.
A really cool tip... Check out Frenchie Martin's video on how to Colour Ribbon with your Blendabilites.
This is how I made the sentiment banner and then stamped on the ribbon using the Four You stamp set.
Thanks for stopping by...

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Card in a box...

Hi all, 

I haven't posted in a while. Been very buzy with summer events, friends, work etc.
I was able to get this in tho...
Here's a card in a box. You can find the tutorial over at
Wishing you all a great summer.
Thanks for stopping by...

Sunday, June 8, 2014

In This Together.... New Product from Stampin' Up.

Here's another in this series of Martini girls from the new In This Together stamp set from Stampin' Up.
I coloured up this pretty lady using the pumpkin pie Blendabiltie for her dress sand skin tone assortment for skin and hair. 
The balloons were made using my 3/4" circle punch and the Owl builder punch. The designer paper is from last years Sale-A-Bration and the sentiment is from Itty Bitty Banners.

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