A Few Favorites from 2012

Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your families and friends, I know we did.  Even with all the running around and holiday stress it was good and everyone had fun.

I was looking back over all my cards from this past year and picked out a few of my faves, they are in no particular order (I am not that organized this year!) but they are all cards that I loved making, with stamps from my favorite companies, and still love looking at.  I hope you enjoy them too!

hello donkey

Birthday owl

Peg FFF May 11


Peg 17

Peg Jan release 1


Peg Fairy Fhiona

Peg 15

Peg Cheeky Geeky 1

Peg Madden 1 sig

Peg FF Sept 21

If you have any questions about the cards, just let me know and I will let you know what was used.

I have to work today, 12 -8 and then plan on having a quiet New Years with Lee and the boy’s.  As you know I haven’t stamped much in the last couple of  months (I will explain all of that soon), maybe I will get up the energy to do a little bit this evening.

Thank you for all the kind comments and support over the last year, I really do appreciate it and love all of the amazing people who I have met through this fun hobby.  I hope you all have a wonderful and safe New Year’s.  Here’s to 2013!!!

YNS December New Release Blog Hop!!!

Hello and welcome to the Your Next Stamp December New Release Blog Hop! We have a mini release for you this month featuring a new stamp collection from Cory Designs called Smiley Happy Critters! The first set is SO CUTE and guaranteed to make you smile! We also have a new die collection called YNS Whatnots! YNS Whatnots Seasons Set One is jam packed full of small seasonal dies which are awesome for dressing up your cards and tags! Both of these products are available NOW in the Your Next Stamp Store! Warning…both of these collections are highly addictive so be sure to start your collection now as we have lots more coming in 2013!

The hop runs from today until Saturday, December 15th at midnight EST. We have 3 prize packs hidden amongst the DT Blogs, and you must comment on all of the blogs to win! The winners will be posted on the Your Next Stamp Blog Sunday, December 16th.

I went with a CAS style card, no patterned paper or twine!!!  I wanted to try a little peek-a-boo type card and I think this is just so cute!  I love the little froggie!

Peg December YNS

and inside…

Peg Inside YNS December

Paper: Bazzill Card Shoppe Stamps: Your Next Stamp – Smiley Happy Critters  Ink: A Muse Black Dye, Copic markers  Accessories: YNS Whatnots Seasons Set One, Nexties, Rhinestones, Glossy Accents.

We also have a Hop Special going on at the YNS Store! Enter code YNSDEC2012 to receive 15% off your entire order!

Now it’s time to hop on over to Suzanne’s amazing blog, but don’t forget to leave a comment before you go! Thank you so much for stopping by and happy hopping  :)

PS. If you get lost along the way just click on the little blue frog for a full hop list!

YNS Sneak Peek Day 1!

Hey everyone!  It is day one of sneak peeks at Your Next Stamp!  There is an adorable new critter set and some amazing dies that will all be available in just a few days!

Today I have used one of the adorable critters from the Smiley Happy Critters set and TONS of YNS dies!  The sun and the little fish tale banners are part of the brand new set, so many great dies in one awesome set, it is a must have!

Peg December peek

Paper: Echo Park, Bazzill Card Shoppe  Stamps: Your Next Stamp - Smiley Happy Critters  Ink: A Muse, Copic markers Accessories: YNS Whatnots dies, YNS Flower Fun Spring Grass die, YNS Puffy cloud die, Nesties, Stickles, Glossy Accents.

I have been at Mom’s place for the last few days, trying to help out with the last of her christmas shopping since she can’t really get out and do it on her own easily anymore.  I also have my work Christmas party this weekend, which should be lots of fun!

Verve Stamps and RC Blog Hop!

The Ribbon Carousel Crewmates are teaming up with the talented designers from Verve Stamps to bring you a blog hop overflowing with crafty goodness and lots of “loving” inspiration!

Verve RC Blog Hop

Julee was so generous to our team of designers, sending stamps and dies to create with.  With Verve Stamps AND some ribbon and twine from the Ribbon Carousel, we’re wowing you today with gorgeous creations! 

Now, lets talk prizes!   

Hop along with us today and leave some blog love for our Ribbon Carousel Crewmates and the Verve Stamps designers to be eligible to win one of the 2 prizes up for grabs!  We’ll select 2 random commenters from 2 randomly selected designer blog, so be sure to spread the love around!

The Verve Stamps prize is the ENTIRE November Release, and the RC prize is a NEW Ribbon Carousel with your choice of knob color! 

Here is my card, it was nice to take a break from Christmas cards and make a valentine.  I think I will save this one for Lee.    :)

RCC Verve

Paper: Bazzill Card Shoppe, Basic Grey  Stamps: Verve Stamps – Stronger Love, Wings of Love  Ink: A Muse Black Dye, Copic markers  Accessories: Ivory Jute, Walnut Vintage Seam Binding, Pearls.

I hope you have enjoyed the hop so far. You can click on the blue froggy for a list of all the stops on the hop!