Wednesday, November 10, 2010

YNS it!

I'm excited to announce that I was asked to be a Guest Designer for the Your Next Stamp Challenge blog for the month of November and WOO HOO... A stamper NEVER passes up a challenge!!!

This challenge is called YNSC29: YNS it! The challenge is to use at least two of these three items: YELLOW, NESTIES and/or STICKLES...Well, that's not a problem! I've got 'em all! Now, I hardly ever use yellow, but geez...I've got to do it more often so here I am this month, grabbing me some YELLOW!!!
I started out by selecting one of the cutest sets with a little skater dude called Skateboard Dude...Boy cards are few and far between in my collection, so I wanted to make sure I made a card I could send to one of my "boys". Since we're getting closer to one of my favorite seasons, I knew this little dude would make an awesome I cut out the skateboard wheels and made a little edge decoration to make the remaining wheel lines WORK! I purposfully added yellow in his clothing and on his RADICAL board, so it would fit with the theme. I don't think I've ever seen yellow in a winter card before, but heck...Yellow's a happy color and the sun does shine on the slopes, right?
Adding a little translucent "cardstock" helped mute the slopes a bit to force it more into the background because that DUDE Rocks...and he needs ALL the attention!!!
Here are the deets for this fun card:
DCWV creamy yellow card base 5.5x5.5
Core'dinations Diamond Blue cardstock
Translucent "cardstock" (similar to gallon milk jugs we find here in the states)
SEI Patterned Paper (Chick a Doo hickups)
Crystal Stickles
MM Blinged Brads
Spellbinders Snowflake Wonder Shapeabilities
Spellbinders Nesties Labels One
Snow: Multiliner .03
Sky: BG0000
Shirt, Socks: B00, B12, B14
Board and shorts: Y15, YR23, YR24, Multiliner .03 (Shoe Grips) C-7
Skin: E30, E21
Hair: E25, E34, E15, YR24
Tongue: E08

Now, I couldn't forget the sentiment on the inside! I love that most YNS sets come with a few sentiments you can use to make fabulous cards. I find they are so versatile and can be combined with other sets to make just the PERFECT card for your needs!

Hope you join me in participating in the challenge! If you do, make sure to post your creation on the YNS challenge blog for your chance to win something special from YNS!!! I'll be back again later in the month for another YNS challenge, won't you join me?
PS...Don't forget to use the keywords YNSC29 in your gallery posts everywhere!
Happy Stamping!


  1. Cute image and lovely DP picked for this card :o)

  2. This is fabulous, I LOVE how you altered this image, fantastic and soooooo creative!!!

  3. OMG! This is absolutely gorgeous! Olena

  4. Super fun and creative Kerry! Thanks for joining us this month!

  5. WOW!! I love the layouts and the colors you use on all of your projects. I peeked at not only the YNS blog hop post, but your other ones as well. I a impressed with your talent. You blog layout is WONDERFUL AND THE COLORS ARE SO EYE APPEALING!!