Tuesday, December 28, 2010

It's the end of the year and for most businesses it means counting inventory - blah! Karen would rather see all these products in your hands to enjoy so she's offering some amazing discounts to blow out inventory.
No special codes required - everything is already marked down for your shopping pleasure
Additional discount codes will not be accepted during the sale so please don't use any additional codes upon checking out
Due to the deep discounts being offered already extra shipping charges may apply. Karen will contact you prior to shipping your order to inform you of any additional shipping costs. Extra shipping costs are very unlikely but may occur for large orders outside of Canada and the US.
This sale only applies to in stock items. Items are removed from the website once sold out but if an inventory error occurs and an item is oversold we will issue a credit for that item prior to shipping your order.
Sale ends January 2, 2011
Have questions? Contact Karen at karen@yournextstamp.com

Friday, December 24, 2010

Busy Busy Busy!!!!

Wow I keep spinning around never really knowing when I'll slow down...hopefully soon! I Implore All Of You Wear Your Seat Belts and if not yourself,  please put your children in them!!! My DH came back from a rescue call tonight and a child was thrown around the  car after a collision!  I bet his Christmas won't be very full of Joy if he survives. It only takes a few seconds and any discomfort you may have from the belt is nothing compared to being tossed about inside or outside your vehicle!

On a lighter note I want to share this card I created over the course of a year, I say that because it once was an ornament that I recently converted into a card for mailing purposes.(it can easily be removed from the card base to become an ornament once again.)

This is my favorite Ketto that I own her name is Calliope. Well I have many things to do until morning so goodnight and I miss stopping by all your blogs!
Magical Monday  Fairytale Christmas
Kreative Stamp  Traditional Christmas Colors
Cupcake Inspiration  Photo Inspiration
Paper Playtime  Anything Christmas
AI Factory  Open Theme
Simon Says  Anything Goes
Aud Sentiment  Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly  Anything Goes

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tuesaday Takes!!!

Welcome back to our Tuesday Takes #5 at Sketches In Thyme! Once again we have a lovely sketch by Cardabilities.  
I found the cutest Mary & Joseph digi from Bugaboo as a freebie a while back.  With all the hustle & bustle I knew I needed a reminder of what Christmas was all about:

Our sponsor this month is Charlene's Button Box. You could win this fun collection of some of her buttons!

Aren't those great I love the snowmen they are so cute! Well thanks for stopping bye today!

There She Goes  Button it Up 
Ann's Creative Nook  Non-Traditional Christmas Colors 
Fresh Brewed  Christmas 
Kaboodle Doodles  CAS Christmas

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Pass the tissues please...

Cold season is amongst us in my household, this means mucus, and mucus mean snoring, and snoring means I can't get to sleep, and I can't get to sleep means I am cranky and apathetic to my sick household! But hey, I have a get well card for all of the rest of you who may be felling Baaaaaad:

These are some great Octopode images if you haven't already guessed and yes it's Little Bo Peep and her  her little lost sheep. Using my handy dandy Photoshop I created some background paper and reversed the image as well. I really do hope you all get well soon... especially my family!

All Sorts  Anything Goes
Secret Saturday  In the Farmyard
Pixie Dust Studio Get Well Soon
Creative Card Crew  Open theme
Aly's Sunday Challenge  Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes  Cut it Out
Cute Card Thursday  One for the Kids
AI Factory  Anything Goes

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Let's Party!!!!!

That's right whatever makes you thinking of whoopin' it up is this weeks challenge at YNS Challenge #31. I created a celebration/Party card but feel free to make Party invites, New Year's cards, Party decorations, Food decorations, Party bags, Dressy creations ... anything that screams "PAR-TAY"!  I chose to use my most loved Yippie Fhiona because she's most definitely in the partying mood! Here is my card:

*Please note that challenge #32 will run for 3 WEEKS (instead of the usual 2 weeks)*
(our first challenge of 2011 will be on January 5th)

As always, we have 2 fabulous prizes for you to win:

1. Winner – one lucky winner will be chosen by random.org to win $10 in YNS Stamp Bucks (to spend on YNS stamps) and the Winner Blinkie to proudly display on their blog!

2. Top Pick – one lucky entry, chosen by the YNS DT, will win $5 in YNS Stamp Bucks (to spend on YNS stamps) and the Top Pick Blinkie to proudly display on their blog! [NB You must use a YNS stamp on your creation to be eligible to win the Top Pick prize].
Well I hate to sign off so quickly but I have oodles of things to get done up until Christmas. Thanks for stopping by!

Craft Your Days Away  punches or die cuts
If The Shoe Fits  Texture
Creative Card Crew  Open Challenge
Moving Along With The Times  Lots of Spots
The Crafty Pad  Embossing
Card Makin Mamas  Open Theme
My Sheri Crafts  Parties/ Celebrations

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

What do you get when you take the E out of CASE?

Clean and Simple!!!! That is this weeks challenge at Your Next Stamp Challenge # 31. I think I created the cleanest most simplest card in my creative history. I will admit I nearly had a breakdown and I had to sit on my hands literally! But I did it!

I love this Mini Snowman and I gave him just a touch of color. The "Christmas Cheer" sentiment comes from the Mixed Bag of Greetings set. So are you ready to take the E out of CASE?  I hope so!

City Crafter  Let It Snow
A Spoon Full Of Sugar  Christmas Card
Tuesday Throwdown  Clean & Simple
Papertake Weekly  Christmas Non- Traditional colors
Stamps R Us  Holiday
Sew Many Challenges  Snowflakes
Card Makin Momas  Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show  Holiday Greeting

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tuesdays Take 2 sketch # 3

We are back this week at Tuesdays Takes for Sketches in Thyme with a fun sketch from Cardabilities.  

We have a new sponsor this month, it is Charlene's Button Box, be sure to visit her shop and take note of the darling buttons we are using this week! I had the opportunity to use these fun buttons with snowflakes stamped into them so I created a card pretty much around the button! Also take note I was only able to let go of one button the rest will be horded for a bit!

Here is a detail of the super fun button!

We sure hope you find time to play along this week, crafting is the best therapy for any holiday anxiety you may be experiencing!

Paper Playtime  Snowflakes
Let's Ink It Up  Christmas plus bling 
One Stitch At A Time  Old /New Stash  (buttons some very old one very new!)
Aly's Sunday Challenge  Favorite Christmas Movie (Frosty the snowman of Course!
Paper Romance  Winter
CCEE  Snowmen
AI Factory  Winter
Stampavie  Snowflakes

Friday, December 3, 2010

Off With Their Heads

Yes that's the challenge at Oh Alice but rather than putting one head on another body I created background paper using The Octopode  Factory  Tweedle Dum & Tweedle Dee. I removed their bodies rather and have them rolling about: