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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Celebrating with Your Next Stamp!


Welcome to YNS' 2nd Birthday Blog Hop! I'm playing along as a Guest Designer and having so much fun with some of the favorite (older) YNS images and a few new ones. If you have just stumbled across my blog and want to join in all the fun and games you can go to the start at Peggy's blog. If you have been hopping along and are arriving from Carole's blog then you are right on track!

I've got two fun little projects to share with you today, one using the soon to be released set, Seasonal Icons Set One, and another using the first YNS image I stamped and fell in love with--Happy Days Mermaid (she just makes me smile...and giggle).

Here's a detail shot of my most favorite mermaid (ever) in traditional aqua with a little shine and shimmer added with a Sakura Gelly Roll pen and Crystal Effects. I also added Crystal Effects to the punched holes in the glitter layer for extra fun and dimension.
I attempted to create a 'bottom of the sea' layer using a sheet of patterned paper from DCWV and a triple strand of button twine. I've had these glittery Thickers for years now and am finally using them! I hope I didn't overdose on the glitter, but once you start, it's hard to stop! The wave and cloud dies are part of TCP's CutUps line.
Next up is my 'Three Cups of Tea' card...haven't read the book (yet) but love the title and message is imparts from what I've heard. A simply sweet layout using patterned papers from Crate Paper frame the Copic colored image that I've falled in love with...

Back to business: what's a birthday party without games and some AMAZING prizes?! We have a fun little puzzle for you to solve along the hop and when you do you will be entered into the draw for one of TWO amazing YNS prizes! Not everyone has a puzzle piece so you need to pay attention, click on the puzzle pieces and follow the directions as you find them along the way. [3rd party cookies must be enabled to do the puzzle] When you are done put them all together at the end of the hop for your chance to win! You have until Monday, August 15th at Midnight EST.

YNS Birthday Puzzle Piece


In addition to the birthday prizes and giveaways, there are amazing deals right now in the YNS store to celebrate and you don't need any code! The next stop on the hop is Karen's blog...good luck and happy hopping!

~Amy

21 comments:

Uta said...

Your cards are wonderful. Great job.

Hugs, Uta

Toni K said...

How awesome! Both adorable with so much texture!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Cute mermaid card, I like all the texture and sparkle. And the Teacups are so SWEET. I love the bright and warm colors of the DP.

Beautiful creations!!
Hugs,
Wendy

Rachel said...

I love the Crystal Effects in the punched holes. So pretty! You didn't overdose on glitter at all! I love it!

Ooo, I love that tea cup card! My mom and I have tea together all the time (in bigger mugs though, haha), so I love anything with tea cups.

ScrapinShana said...

Your cards are fabulous! I especially love the Happy Days Mermaid, I have her and LOVE her!! She makes the sweetest cards =)

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Of course, you and that mermaid are what made me discover YNS in the first place!!! So I love that so much. And I ADORE your three cups of tea card! Why couldn't I think to do something like that with those stamps? Are you sure I can't borrow your brain for just a little while? Or just while I'm stamping? I promise, I'll give it back... ;)

PS - Who's "Carol"? Don't make me drive to Wisconsin and beat you silly. You know how I feel about my E!

Kerri said...

I don't think you can ever have too much glitter:) Your mermaid card is adorable and I love the stacked tea cups! Super sweet projects, Amy!

Yvonne said...

SO cute!! ydixon57@verizon.net

PATTY said...

really great cards

Basslady said...

wow, your cards are so awesome and creative!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Lynette said...

Great cards.

JLJ Designs said...

Cute cards!

Jen

Karen (Your Next Stamp) said...

I LOVE that mermaid too Amy and that card is total perfection! I also love what you did with the tea cups, love that DP. Once your done loaning out your stamping brain to Carole I'd like to borrow it for awhile! LOL Thank you so much for joining us on this special hop...I have a feeling I'll be 'seeing' you again real soon *wink*
Hugs
Karen

Julie E said...

What sweet cards, so many patterns and wonderful colors mixed together beautifully. All good :>)

Sue D said...

Great cards--I like the scene you created for the mermaid.

g said...

these are so awesome!! i love all the fun details on both! LOVE LOVE these!

Maureen said...

Fabulous cards! Love your coloring and all the embellies add the perfect finishing touches!

Beth aka BR-T said...

OH my word these are astounding!

Dana said...

Wow...your cards are down right amazing!! Love them both.

Hugs
Dana

Jan said...

Love the tea cups....would fit any occasion.

Ida said...

Wonderful cards. That little Mermaid is just so doggone adorable. The "Tea" card is very nice as well.

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