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!