Tuesday, March 8, 2011

YNS March Release Blog Hop


Welcome to the Your Next Stamp March New Release BLOG HOP!

We have some amazing new YNS stamps to show you today! These new stamps are available to buy right now from the Your Next Stamp store along with all your YNS favourites.

If you would like to participate in the hop and you didn't arrive here from Dana's blog, please CLICK HERE to return to the start of the hop at Simonne’s blog, as you don't want to miss these fab new releases!

The hop starts today (8 March 2011 at 08:00 EST) and ends on 11 March 2011 at midnight EST.

As always here at Your Next Stamp, we have a wonderful prize for you to win! One lucky winner will be drawn at random from the links in the linky list to receive a surprise package of new release stamps!

You will see that every stop along the hop has a linky list - this is the SAME linky list posted on every blog, so that you can enter the prize draw from any stop along the hop (although we hope you will visit every blog!). The linky will update itself on everyone's blog when a link is entered - how cool is that? Please remember to only enter your name ONCE into the linky list during the hop - you do NOT need to enter your name at every stop and multiple entries will be removed. It's not a requirement for you to comment at every stop along the hop to be eligible to be entered into the prize draw, but the DT would sure love to hear what you think of our new release creations!

Karen is also running a special 10% off promotion from today until 14 March 2011. Just enter the code YNSMARCH when checking out to apply your 10% discount. There are also some FANTASTIC special offers and promotions running over at the YNS store at the moment, so once you've finished the hop be sure to hop on over and check out the clearance sections: 35% off selected stamps - 50% off selected stamps - 60% off selected bare rubber stamps - 35% off selected embellishments - 35% off selected DP sampler packs. WOW! What a great time to grab a bargain!


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For my blog hop creation I have used Dante Dragon.  I just ADORE this sweet little dragon and his burnt up marshmallows.  :)  Totally reminds me on my son Nathan when he's roasting marshmallows, not in the least bit interested in eating them...just wants to see them catch fire!  LOL  So this little treat holder will sit on my kitchen counter ready for those evenings we go light up the fire pit.  The kids have been begging to go make 'smores and since it is a little chilly today, I think tonight will be the perfect time to enjoy them.  (We won't discuss that Mommy ate the entire sleeve of graham crackers while making this project...shhh)


I've used a template that I found HERE for my treat holder and covered it with DP from October Afternoon's Campfire paper pad (can we say LOVE!!) The edges were inked with Antique Linen distressing ink and the sentiment was computer generated using a font called Marker Felt.  The dragon was popped up using foam tape and Stickles were used on his scales and the fire.  His belly was painted using Shimmerz for just the slightest bit of shimmer and his claws were coated in Glossy Accents.

As always I have ton's of ideas for this little guy.  All you need to do is cut off his stick and he could be blowing bubbles, kisses or even taking a nap and snoring!!  LOL  


Here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:


So now it's time for you to hop on over to Jenny's blog as she is the next stop on our hop, but I'd love it if you left me a comment before you go and don't forget that I currently have BLOG CANDY.
 CLICK HERE for my Blog Candy!

Challenges:
Card Makin Mama;s = #16 Something Green
Lollipop Crafts = #29 Critters
Card Cupids = Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenges = #106 Going Green


Thanks so much for hopping with us today! I hope you enjoy our new release!

Wendy


Supplies
*  Stamp: Your Next Stamp (Dante Dragon)
*  Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black)
           Tim Holtz Distressing Ink (Antique Linen)
*  Paper: Papertrey Ink (White & Kraft Cardstock)
               October Afternoon (Campfire)
* Pop Dots
* Stickles 
* Shimmerz (Pixie Dust)
* Glossy Accents

41 comments:

Crystal said...

Oh my word Wendy this is sooooo fun, I LOVE LOVE your project, what a great idea for this adorable image!!! This rocks hun!!!

~Jeri~ said...

This is awesome Wendy!!! I love this little box and how yummy are smores!!! Love the coloring of the dragon and I agree, you could do so much with him to match any occassion. Beautifully done!!!

Melissa said...

Wow, your creation is gorgeous, that dragon is amazing, I love it!

DoodleDee Designs said...

This is such a cleaver idea - wow!! As I kid I loved lighting up Marshmallows just to see them burn too, so the story of your son made me really laugh (brought me way back lol). This is so creative and matched perfect with the image!

Karen McAlpine said...

What a cute dragon. It reminds me of a song from childhood...Puff the magic dragon. Super neat treat holder. Thanks for sharing your great project.

Patti J said...

So cute!!! Love your s'more holder - I would have to display it on my counter as well! Great project!

*Vicki* said...

Oh my gosh!! That little dragon is soooo very sweet!! Beautifully colored and what a fun goodie basket!! I just LOVE smores!! YUM!!

Lisette Morris said...

This is so awesome! What a great idea! My girls would certainly get a kick out of this. It was fabulous to meet you this weekend! I had a lot of fun!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how fun!! I just love your creativity my friend!! The smores holder is FANTASTIC. Your coloring of the dragon is beautiful!! What a fun gift!! Thanks for always inspiring us with your gorgeous creations!
hugs,
Chris

Sylvia said...

awww.. Dante is so fun and cute! LOVE how you colored this dragon.. all the glitter is just PERFECT for this image! GREAT work, as always, Wendy :) :) :)
{{{hugs}}} Sylvia

Carole RB said...

Hi Wendy

You have a very nice project. Your coloring is beautiful.

Have a nice week!

Danderella said...

What a great little project. My kids love Smore's...this would be a great gift to give them just before they leave for camp with my parents! That little dragon is just adorable too, and so many great ideas you have for him. Fabulous job!

Katherine said...

I love this project and the friendly dragon. So cute!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

This is soo cute & what a fun idea!

Kerri said...

EEK!!! I LOVE this, Wendy!!! Oh my goodness, how cute and creative! Your coloring looks amazing as always, and I just love the addition of the shimmer~fabulous!

Josie0602 said...

Your smores holder is just so cute!! I love the dragon and I cook my marshmallows just like that!!

Tracy G

cardcrazy said...

Eeeeek! I LOVE this, so cute and yummy! Just wonderful!

Desirée-ScrapDees said...

i love this dragon, he is cool!

Merlie said...

Oh Wendy... your dragon is sooo adorable! Your coloring is just amazing and your watermark with that little girl is sooo sweet.

Paula said...

I just love that colouring & shimmery detial on his tummy - & that paper works so well as a background. Hope you have a lovely time with the roasting marshmallows & I do like the sound of your ideas - look forward to seeing more of him.
Paula (PEP)

Dana said...

I'm in LOVE with this dragon Wendy. This package is too adorable!! Such talented DT members.

Hugs~

Dana

mom2fivekiddos said...

I love this S'mores box with the dragon...so cute!!!

Mrs Ham said...

Your smores holder is too cute. The dragon looks as if he has eaten too many. Adorable

BishopsMommie said...

your creation is soooooooo cute..just love him and the coloring is perfect.!!!

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
this is such a lovely idea
i just love what you've made
hugs angelique

Denise Marzec said...

LOOOOOOOOVE all that sparkle. Awesome!

Nana Connie said...

Love that your little dragon is all sparkly! Great color choices. Love this card!

Zulma said...

This is so awesome! Love it, cute dragon image and d/p. Thanks for the template link (I'm going to try this)beautiful box.
Thanks for playing with us at Lollipop Crafts this week, good luck!
Zulma DT

SemSee said...

This is AWESOME Wendy!! So creative and so yum! I agree, those OA papers are fabulous! And I love the way you've coloured and embellished Dante! I had to laugh when I read your comment about Nathan, he he he! - I thought exactly the same thing when I was young, wanting to see them catch fire more than eating them! LOL! Hope you're having a great day! Hugs, Simonne x

Annika said...

Wow, what do you get all your ideas from?!? You are very talented!

/Annika

Lisa Lo said...
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Lisa Lo said...

Your work is so pretty! Such detail and the colors are fantastic. I got into this blog hop so I could get some ideas. I must say I'm a little intimidated by all that I've seen but the ideas are just wonderful.

Crafty Math Chick said...

This dragon is adorable and you colored him beautifully - I love the touch of sparkle!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Gosh! This dragon is just sooo cute! Ha ha, the way he's hanging there, love it! You've colored it so pretty and love the project you made with it!
Hugs, Wendy

Maureen said...

WOW! This is just too fabulous! LOVE the coloring and sparkle on the dragon and what a great idea to use him for a smores project - you are so clever!

Mimi said...

Adorable project and what a perfect image to match the smores! Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts and hope to see you again next week! Good Luck! ;)

scrapn_momof2 said...

Yummy project Wendy!! I love that image....too perfect.

Barbara said...

What an adorable project and the perfect image too. This would make a darling birthday gift for a young boy, I am thinking-my grandson, then just add some money...wonderful idea you gave me. I also love the sweet 16 birthday card you made for your niece. She is a beautiful young lady.I too have eaten a sleeve of graham crackers in one sitting. Now I keep water next to me while crafting LOL Thanks for sharing your art with us. XX

Kate said...

This is adorable!! What a wonderful little gift package!! And the dragon is absolutely fantastic, Wendy. I love all the little extras you've added to make him so outstanding (and he really, really is!!) As for the graham crackers, I would have left those but eaten the chocolate!
I'm sorry I'm so far behind and missed your blog hop...

Gail said...

I love this project, what a creative idea. Definitely want to give this a try.... TFS

Love you blog, glad i found it!

MiamiKel said...

Eeek!! How stinkin' cute!! What a darling s'mores kit - this is truly to be marveled and very crafty! GORGEOUS coloring - I'm in awe of your blog and projects. WOW!

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