Thursday, January 31, 2013

Your Next Stamp Guest DT

Hi there! A few months ago I got an e-mail from the super sweet owner of Your Next Stamp, Karen, asking me if I'd like to be a Guest DT Member. I was a little nervous at first, because I'm not a very good color-er, but I absolutely ADORE the cute YNS images, so I decided to take the plunge and accepted! I'm so glad I did. As most of my regular blog readers know, I've been taking a little break from stamping the last couple of months and although I was a little rusty at first, it felt good to create a card again! It really got me brainstorming about different ways I can start to blend my love of stamping with my new obsession of Project Life - something I'm going to try to do more of in the coming months. We'll see how it goes.

Anyway, I already had a few stamp sets from Your Next Stamp and decided for my first project I'd pull out my all-time very favorite YNS set, Space Boy, and create a new card.

Pretty cute, right? My son Dean is still really into all things space related, so that little space guy always reminds me of him. I pulled some old October Afternoon papers from my stash and got creative with the sentiment. I didn't want a birthday card, so instead of using the entire birthday-themed sentiment, I taped off part of it and only inked up the "out of this world" portion. Then I just added the "u" and the "r" (get it? Like the cool way of saying "You are"? wink wink) in yellow Thickers. And I have to say, not bad coloring for an amateur, huh?

Stop by the YNS Blog today - you can read my oh-so-interesting bio and see a super nerdy recent headshot of me (YAY!) as well as see if anyone else is sharing the Guest DT spotlight with me this month.

I'll still be sharing my weekly Project Life spreads throughout the month (and I realize I am now a few weeks behind with that - I have plans to catch up on posting this weekend if all goes well!), but I'll also be sharing a few fun projects using some of my favorite Your Next Stamp sets throughout the month! And who knows...maybe I'll even find a way to combine the two!?

ETA: When I say "the month" - I mean February! ;-)


Karen (Your Next Stamp) said...

Welcome to YNS Jen! I LOVE your super cute space boy card!!! Thank you so much for joining us this month! xo

Thanh Vo said...

So glad to have you this month, Jen! Love your space boy card. He's one of my favourite images!