Sunday, July 21, 2013
July Release Blog Hop from Your Next Stamp
Well, it's new release time from YOUR NEXT STAMP and I'm super excited to share what I made with ya'll today. A new release means we have a super fun BLOG HOP for ya'll to kick through today, too. All the new stamps and dies are available NOW in the Your Next Stamp store.
The hop began over on Laura's blog and you should have dribbled on over here from Julie's blog. The hop will run through Wednesday, July 24th at 12 midnight (EST) and as always we have a fabulous prize to be won if you hop along with us! Just leave comments on all of the participating DT blogs for your chance to win!
So how many of ya'll have kids that play soccer (or is it a Texas thing)? I think I've mentioned a time (or two) that we are a soccer loving family and furthermore LOVE our soccer team "families". Lindsie and Audrie are on some very competitive teams and both of their coaches are fabulous and coach them in positive ways that will have long-lasting impacts in shaping their lives. We are so incredibly lucky. The pic is Lindsie's Sports Illustrated shot of her "doing her thing". Look at that form! They both love it so much!
That's why I was so excited to see the JULY RELEASE for YOUR NEXT STAMP and that it included this super cute multi-sports stamp set called SPORTS ELLIE. I had to have it. She's also got some baseball, football and basketball accessories and you could easily use this for boy cards by simply cutting off the "topknot" in her hair. The jersey number is from the new NUMBERS BOARD DIE. It's similar to the Letter Board die, but numbers! Perfect and I can't wait to incorporate this into some Project Life stuff (more coming soon)!
Lindsie's coach, Hector recently took our girls, his granddaughters (who are our girls best friends and teammates) and a few other teammates to a Texas Ranger game and an FC Dallas soccer game, so I made this card for the girls to give to him as a thank you! (And now my oldest daughter, Shelbie got a full-time job as his wife's personal assistant at the company she works for! I told him we may as well be related. LOL!) Again, we are so incredibly lucky and love our soccer "family".
Ok, time for me to kick ya'll on over to Jen's blog for the next stop on our hop today. I hope ya'll SCORE BIG and get some sweet new stamps to play with!
SUSIE Q-TIP: One of the sentiments in this set is "Thanks, Coach!" as you can see. However, the actual stamp is in one long stamp (words read left to right). I wanted to insert this other stamp from the set, "You're an ALL-STAR" in between the "thanks" and the "coach" words and cut it in the circle shape. Of course one solution to make this work would be to mask it off and stamp only what I wanted, where I wanted it. I took the easy way out and cut my stamp sentiment to make two separate stamps. I give you permission to cut your sentiment stamps too. I do it all the time. No bigs.
Stamps: Sports Ellie (Your Next Stamp)
Paper: Black, White, Pure Poppy (PTI), Basic Grey, Sports (Teresa Collins)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko), Wild Wasabi (SU!)
Accessories: Numbers Board Die (Your Next Stamp), Circus Border (TCP), Grass Die-namics (MFT), Pinked Circle and Circle Nestabilities, Star Punch, Copic Markers, Silver Brads, Hot Glue, Jody Boosters
Finished Size: A2
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