Thursday, December 31, 2015

Season's Giving Blog Hop!

Hello there!  We are so happy to be participating in this blog hop this year.  It gives us the opportunity to thank each and every one of you who stop by even when there isn't much to see.  So to say thank you for your support, we are giving one lucky commenter our entire collection of stamps.

Exciting stuff there!  So leave a comment telling us what you would like to see from YES this coming year and you will be entered to win the entire collection!  Comment by Monday Jan 4th PST.  Good luck!!

Be sure to check out the rest of the hoppers.  Here is the fabulous list!!

Lawn Fawn

Scrapbook Cards & Today Magazine

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Reverse Confetti

Technique Tuesday

CAS-ual Friday Stamps

Verve Stamps

Donna Salazar

Richard Garay


Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Inchie Arts

Avocado Arts

OHscrap (Bossy Joscie)

Rubermoon Stamps

Latina Crafter

A Jillian Vance Design


Your Everyday Stamps

Latisha Yoast

AJ Otto

Kimberly Crawford

Julia Stainton

Laurie Willison

Teri Anderson

Jennifer Gallacher

Vera Yates

Wanda Guess

Nichol Magouirk

Kelly Klapstein

Anabelle O’Malley

Kim Watson

Chari Moss

Laura Bassen

Lydia Fiedler

Lisa Adametz

Alice Wertz

Daniela Dobson

Jenn Shurkus

Lori Craig

Amy Tsuruta

Lisa Henke

Margie Higuchi

Lee Murphy

Lori Tecler

Dina Kowal

Loretta Lock

Darsie Bruno

Marcie Sharp

Veronica Zalis

Barbara Anders

Maria Levine

Dana Joy

Melody Rupple

Keri Sereika

Asia King

Jennifer Ingle

Yvonne Van de Grijp

Beth Pingry

Erica Houghton

Mary-Ann Maldonado

Piali Biswas

Ashley Newell

Nicole Maki

Julee Tilman

Leigh Penner

Christina Griffiths

Lindsay Amrhein

Laura Williams

Debbie Seyer

Christine Emberson

Kerry Urbatch

Linda Lucas

Tosha Leyendekker

Giovana Smith

Bunny Vance

Stacey Schafer

Lee Ann Barrett

Ruby Naz

Julie Dinn

Jill Hawkins

Christiana Reulling

Jodi Collins

Gracie Chavez

Michelle Woerner

Tania Willis

Karisse Schilling

Lori McAree

Ashley Harris

Emily Leiphart

Heidi Blankenship

Coralynn Murray

Tenia Nelson

Pretty Philosophie

Jillian Vance

Misti Oblander

Friday, May 1, 2015

You are Amazing with Ashley

Happy Friday!   Today I am sharing a quick video with fun ways to use the Today Set.   Enjoy!

Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Ten minute cards by Shemaine

Hello! Shemaine here today sharing some quick tips on making a couple of cards in a jiffy. 
Hand made cards don't have to take a lot of time or supplies. They can quickly come together with scraps and bits of this and that you have in our stash.

Like these cards I created using Your Everyday Stamps Today set.

You are Amazing

A2 size cards are easy to put together quickly. For this card I reached into my scrap drawer and pulled out this patterned paper from Maggie Holmes. I used a large Daisy punch I have by McGill to punch some flowers and layered them with 3D foam squares. Then I stamped the smallest circle on cardstock, embossed the image and cut it out for the center of the flower. I finished it off with the sentiment and hearts for accent.

Today was...

This card comes together quickly when you place the 3 circle stamps on one block and choose your color of ink.  Just repeat stamp the image to create your own background. Then cut a strip of white cardstock, stamp your sentiment and add some thin Washi from Little B and finish with twine.  I added sequins to accent the larger circles.

Both of these cards were finished in under 10 minutes! 

Everyone has 10 minutes to craft right?

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Your Everyday Stamps Months set

My mom has been asking me to make her a list with all the birthdays. We have a big family and it's getting hard keeping up with all the birthdays. I came up with an idea and Your Everyday Stamps Months set was perfect for this.
I downloaded 3 x 4 Library pocket mini album by Lori Whitlock. I stamped all the 3x4 pockets with Journaling Spot and then stamped all the months from Months Set. I like that the Journaling Spot has lines and she can write the name and birthday on each line.

I cut everything with my Silhouette Cameo. The file comes with only 6 pockets, but I cut 12 for this project. 

The 3x4 tags fit all the way inside, but all the months are easy to find. 

You could stamp a number on each pocket with the numbers from Starter Set, since the pockets flip. 

To finish it off. I used a magnetic closure. You can add a button, a velcro closure or tie it with a pretty ribbon. Note: since I added 12 pockets instead of 6 I had to alter the cover slightly to fit all 12 pockets. 

That is all from me. Have a great Monday!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Stretch Your Stamps

Hey there! Linda here. PlanIt Daily is definitely a planner stamp set. But it can be for so much more. Because stamps are an investment, might as well get the most out of them!

I used some of the words for this layout I created about my middlest and me. I rarely pose for photos and hardly ever with my middle child. He's fourteen, and in the throes of a major teen-angst-y-thing. He pouts and acts indignant over the silliest things. Alas, it did not stop me from forcing him to pose with me in front of a mural in San Francisco. Poor child.

Anyway. In looking at the photo, I realized that we are probably thinking very different things. I imagine he's thinking stuff like, "I hope no one sees us... I wish she'd stop taking so many photos... Boba tea... Donuts... Fried chicken!"

I was probably thinking, "Dang this kid is tall... My feet hurt... I wish the sun would come out... Boba tea... Donuts... Salad!"

And that's how the layout was born.

A few things you should know:

1. the layout is 6" x 6". The yellow polka dot paper is from a company no longer in existence. *sad face emoji The thought bubble stamp is from Lawn Fawn. I used pigment inks for the thought bubble and the words. I used pop up dots under the thought bubbles.
2. the journaling is printed directly on the patterned paper. I added a little white paper behind the photo. I love it when items from a layout stick out past the outer edges. Then I worry about how to get them into an album protector.
3. My child is not that much taller than me. I'm leaning against the wall, he's standing straight up. But I'm sure that will change soon enough.
4. We are on Jack Kerouac Alley in San Francisco, by the fabulous City Light Bookstore in North Beach. It's one of those stinky, funky alleys with huge murals. I love murals.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Today with Ann

Greetings!!! Ann Corbiere-Scott here. 

I live in one of the sunniest places on earth-The Valley of the Sun (Peoria, Arizona). The weather here is already heating up here-hence, spring blooms are plentiful now. But my Mom, who lives in the Great White North (the upper pennisula of Michigan) still has 4 feet of snow in her yard! Winter is LONG lived up there.  So...I thought I'd send her a spring-y bouquet-with an artsy twist, of course!
Inspiration is everywhere, isn't it? I was at a girlfriends birthday celebration a couple of weeks ago. They served mini Nothing Bundt Cake-I noticed that each little cake had a flag with a cute little sentiment. Lightbulb moment!!!! Ashley's Your Everyday Stamps-Today stamp set would be perfect for making some sweet little positive sentiment flags-the possibilities are endless!!! Man oh man, I love that little stamp set!!!

My Mom is fantastic, amazing and fabulous! This cheerful and bright spring flower arrangement will serve as a visual reminder of my admiration for her. And hopefully it will brighten all her days, until the snow melts and her crocus and daffodils bloom!
What will you create with a positive sentiment flag on? Go on, brighten someone's day, today!

Monday, April 6, 2015

You and Me and the Starter Set! - with Lisa

Hi everyone! It's Lisa with you and I have a fun card to share with you today using Ashley's Starter Set. This is an awesome set for party invitations or calendars, but I decided to go a little bit different with it. (As I'm prone to do.)

As you can see, I made a fun and super sweet card using the frame, the arrow, and two of the smaller stamps. How fun would a card like this be to give to your sweetie for a date night? :) I don't regularly make (or send) invitations so I thought a card like this would be perfect! Don't you agree? You could even change out the patterned paper and make it less lovey-dovey and send something similar to a close friend for a dinner date or movie! Include a gift card and you're all set.

Here's a close-up:

I hope that you enjoyed my card today and that you all had a wonderful Easter. Have a wonderful week!

Monday, March 30, 2015

PlanItDaily stamped stickers

Hi friends, Daniela Dobson here. I am a little behind on my planner and I haven't even finished adding all the dates and little details to April. 

 I was thinking recently about how I can add little stamped stickers to my planer, just in case I didn't have my stamps or ink, or if I was traveling. I have Avery Easy Peel Labels. I went on line and searched for a template. Avery website has all of them. I downloaded the one that I had,  Address Label, 30 per sheet  (Avery 18160) and opened it in my Silhouette Studio software.

I made little circles 1/2 inch in size and distributed them where the labels would be. The label sheet opens in the Silhouette and you know were to cut the circles. Just make sure you align the label sheet on the mat as you have it in the software. Stamp your little images from PlanItDaily stamp set and peel off. 

How cool is that??? I will try other labels now that I know I can use these. 
I hope this helps you. Let me know if you have any questions. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Simple and Colorful

Hey, friends! Linda Barber here. I'm a super simple scrapbooker/cardmaker, because if I'm scrapbooking, I like to put the focus on my photos and journaling. And if I'm making a card, I just want it to be fairly quick. I like color and usually I make one layer creations. (Well, I do like a pop up dot or two on occasion...)

I used the Today stamps for both cards. This set is so great for sending happy wishes. I love that Ashley included both font-set and handwritten sentiments.

For this first one, I used the broken line stamp and stamped it with different color inks. Super easy! No measuring allowed. Just go to town, because stamping is supposed to be a fun hobby, right?

The second one uses only the circle and three words. Here's what I learned: if you use dye ink for the circle, use a pigment ink for the words. On my first try, I used dye ink for both circles and words, and the paper would keep absorbing it all, and soon it was hard to read the sentiment. I switched to pigment ink, and it was all good! Yay!

Thanks for coming by! Hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Stamping Basics

Here is a video to help all you beginner stampers out and a few tips for aligning our journal stamps.   Hope you enjoy!

Monday, March 23, 2015

A few ways to say Thank You

Hello Hello! Shemaine here today bringing you some YES inspiration.

 I really enjoy making Thank you cards for friends and family. A thank you said is great but a handmade thank you card really says you are appreciated in my opinion. 

Here'a a few cards I created using the Your Everyday Stamps Thank You stamp.

I kept this one pretty simple and clean. I've started pushing myself to stamp in colored ink so I chose Colorbox Robin's Egg. I embossed a wood veneer in silver and used some silver washi tape from Little B.

For this card I thought it would be fun to use the sentiment to create a background pattern. I used Colorbox pigment ink in Magenta to stamp my pattern. I finished it off with some twine, sequins and wood shapes I had in my stash.

I hope you have a few new ideas for creating some Thank You cards. 

Have a great day!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Today is the day!!!

It’s Ann, I am next up and am delighted to share my artsy project on the YES blog today. I used the YES Starter set of stamps (go and purchase your own set in the shop-along with a set of each of the other darling stamp sets!) Once you get them, create alongside us! We can’t wait to see what you dream up-genius breeds genius!

I am madly in love with the artform of sending mail! I am motivated to spread happiness by the simple act of sending cheerful greetings though the US Postal Service. There are entire months devoted to the sending mail- April is National Card and Letter Writing  Month.
I found this on the United States Postal Service website.
“The annual effort to promote literacy and celebrate the art of letter writing. The writing, sending and receiving letters, post cards and greeting cards is a tradition that has preserved our nation’s history and changed lives. Unlike other forms of communications, card and letter writing is timeless, personal and immediately tangible. Postmasters and managers of customer service at post offices across the country are encouraging card and letter writing by hosting friendly competitions among local youth or by supporting activities at local libraries.”

Gold and glitz are SO hot right now, especially when combined with lots of texture and layers! The beauty of Ashley’s Your Everyday Stamps is that they can be combined with virtually any product-and add the perfect touch to any project.  The possibilities are endless!

I feel the elements of different shades and textures of gold on this, add a really nice level of depth to this project.

For this ‘Today’ card, I used the Your Everyday Stamp starter kit-I embossed Today with black embossing powder onto a cardstock flag, next, I dragged the edges of the flag across the embossing pad, then embossed with gold embossing powder. I chose the ‘Today’ stamp, because it is symbolic-Today IS the day! Celebrate TODAY! Today is the perfect day to be happy!
For the card base, I sprayed the card base with The Crafter’s Workshop Radar Remnant stencil and Heidi Swapp gold Color Shine. Afterward, built a cluster of banners of Jen Hadfield Home+Made by Pebbles pink with gold dots, and mint with gold dots, a strip of American Crafts gold glitter ribbon, a sunburst (ek success punch) of Jen Hadfield Home+Made by Pebbles gold chevron and mint adhesive backed flower and finally added the perfect ending element-the Your Every Day Stamps ‘Today’ flag.

I hope you are inspired to create and send some sunshine to someone special today!

Friday, March 13, 2015

PlanIt Daily Video

So due to technical difficulties I have been unable to post the video until now.  So here it is and enjoy!

Have a great weekend!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Planner Fun with Lisa

Hey everyone! It's Lisa with you today on the YES blog and I'm sharing some different ways to use the cutie-patootie Plan It Daily Stamps that Ashley has in the shop

Now, I'm a Mixed Media gal, but I'm also verrrrry unorganized. I actually have 4 planners. I KNOW!! So her stamp set is a gift from above. Can ya hear the angels singing, y'all? I know I did when I got her set in my hot little hands, but I also wanted to make this mine. So here's what I did in MY planner. Follow along in my planner journey. :)

As I get my DT assignments from my "bosses" I add them to my Google calendar and then color code each team.  This makes it easier for me visually to distinguish between each team. And also for when I add them to my paper planner. When my month is full, I print it out.

1. First since I like to watercolor on my planner and use the colors according to each team I use Gesso to make the paper non-porous. No need to get heavy handed, but just go through and make sure each square has a coat. I also add Gesso to squares for birthdays and anniversaries.

2. The paper can warp just a little bit, but this is the price you pay to watercolor the paper. I'm not fussy, but I just want to warn you if this is something you choose to do.

3. I added the square stamp from the Plan It Daily set in black and the stamp that says "plan" in red. This was to kind of alert me of what I have ahead and due on these days. I will check the box off in Gold when it is completed. The heart stamp I'm using for birthdays and anniversaries.

4. Using Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils I outlined the boxes in the coordinating DT colors from my Google calendar. 

5. Then used a watercolor brush to blend it in with water. (*Note: It's important to stamp with a permanent or Archival ink so that it won't bleed when you watercolor.)

I also add in the name of the Design Team at the top of the square with a PITT Artist Pen, add the Birthday and Anniversary Information, too.

6.  When I complete my blog post I happily check it off with the "check mark" stamp in gold! :)

7. I added a strip of washi off to the side and stamped the "to-do" stamp.  Then I had fun with a few of the other stamps knowing what I had "to-do" this month.

However you choose to decorate your planner. These stamps are sure to be your go to set with so many options and I know that we can't wait to see how you use them.

Here's a little close up;

And you can all the stickers, clips, and doo-dads you want!

I hope that this gave you a little inspiration on how I intend to use at least ONE of my planners. HA!! :) Now let's see how you are going to use yours with this awesome set by Ashley and Your Everyday Stamps.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Planner Post!

Hey there!  Today I have a fun short post on how easy the PlanIt Daily stamp set can be used to spruce up your planner!

Here is what the set looks like.

It really is just a matter of inking them up and stamping where needed.

Just using different inks on each stamp can just make it super fun!   I will be posting a video later this week showing you how to use the stamps the most efficiently.    Hope you enjoy!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Watercolor Fun!

Hey there!  I wanted to share a card that I made using the Months set and also the Thank You stamp.  Super easy and I love the way it turned out.

I created used Distress Inks on Watercolor paper and heat set it.  I then splattered water on it and blotted the pools away with a paper towel.   I then stamped the frame and sentiment with VersaMark, put Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder by Ranger and heated it up.  I then trimmed it and added the sequins.  

Super easy!   Hope you enjoy your weekend!   Come back next week for some fun shares and a video or two! 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Winner Day!! WOO HOO!

Yay for today!   Today we announce the winners of the giveaways of last week.   SO let's get to it!

Day 1 Winner of this:

Congratulations! Love your work! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

Day 2 Winner of this:

Howdy! Welcome lisa.... Love your work! Looking forward to seeing me of it! You are a great inspiration!!!! Thank you so much for sharing your passion with us!!!!

Day 3 Winner of this:

You are lucky to have Shemaine. She is full of talent! Love that girl!!

Day 4 Winner of this:

Linda is a great choice for your team! Her work is always fresh, super creative and unique!! Love her!

Day 5 Winner of this:

What a fun card! And your layout inspires me to use my stamps in my scrapbooks!

And the winner of this:

Congratulations to all!!   Send me an email with your full name and mailing address to and I will get those prizes out to you!!