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Thursday, November 18, 2010
Welcome to the Your Next Stamp November New Release BLOG HOP!  We've got some fabulous new YNS stamps to showcase today! These new stamps are available to buy right now from the Your Next Stamp store along with all your YNS favourites.  We also have a wonderful guest joining us for our hop - the amazing Jen del Muro.

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

The hop starts today (Thursday November 18 at 03:00 EST) and ends on Saturday November 20 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 comments at Karen's blog to receive a new release stamp package.  It's not a requiremenbt for you to comment at every stop along the hop to be eligible, but the DT would sure love to hear what you think of their new release creations!

Not only is Karen offering an amazing hop prize, she's also holding a special 20% OFF YOUR ORDER sale which is running for an entire week (from today untli November 25 at midnight EST)!  Be sure to enter the code YNSNOV when checking out at to receive your 20% discount!

So onto my blog hop creations! Since many are in the Christmas mode, including me, and trying to make gifts and cards for the holidays, I have decided to get started on my holiday gift giving.  I have used three different miniature stamps and created little gift sets for each.
The first stamp used is the adorable Fhiona's Christmas tree.  This can be used for tags and so many other things!  I decided to make a little treat bag. I colored the tree with copics and added some sparkle to the star. The tag is cut out with a tag die from Our Daily Bread Designs. The dp is a retired paper from Stampin Up.
My next creation uses the adorable Ellie Loves to Bake Miniature.  Karen has carried the larger Ellie Loves to Bake in her store but today she is releasing a miniature.  This is just perfect for recipe cards so I created one.  I posted a gift set with almond tarts last week and had so many requests for a recipe card, I decided to use that so you all can enjoy the recipe.

My last creation uses the adorable miniature Fhiona's Snowman...again the larger snowman is in the store but sometimes you need a smaller stamp...this is it.  I made a little cute carton using the die from Stampin up.  To accompany my gift set I made a little candy wrapper.  The template for this easy candy wrapper is created by Leigh Ann Baird and is available here. The snowflake on the wrapper is a snowflakes die from Spellbinders.  The dp on the milk carton is SU Ski slope (retired).  The dp on the candy wrapper is SU Candy Cane (still available).  The little snowflakes hanging on the carton are buttons.

So now it's time for you to hop on over to Linda Cumming'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!

Should there be a break in the blog hop, here is the entire list:

Chris Olsen  You are here!!
Linda Cummings  
Karen Dedman  (GRAND PRIZE DRAW)

Before I go I'd just like to remind you all about our current YNS Challenge chosen by the wonderful Crystal!  It ends on Tuesday November 23, so you still have plenty of time to join in!  The challenge is extra special as we are being co-sponsored by Really Reasonable Ribbon, so why not hop on over to the YNS Challenge blog and join in!

City Crafter  Card or project with Children (recipe card)
Little Paper Shop  Die Cuts  (creation 1 or 3)
Crafty Pad  Christmas & Sparkle (creation 1)
Crazy 4 Challenges  Christmas (creation 1 or 3)
Ellephantastic  Christmas (creations 1 or 3)
No Time To Stamp Christmas non-Trad colors -( milk carton)
Bunny Zoe  Christmas no card (all)
Sweet Stampin  Snowflakes (milk carton)
Gingerloft Challenge #6 ~ Use Outdoor images (creation 3)
One Stitch At A Time #39 ~ Choose your favorite colors (pink and baja breeze)
There' Magic in the Air ~ Glitter, Ribbon and X-mas (project 1)
2 Sisters Challenge Blog #13 ~ Christmas (project 1 or 3)
Caardvarks ~ Holiday and  Die Cut  (project 1)
Paper Sundaes #44 ~ Pick your Sundae Toppings!!! ( punches, and blue on my carton)  
 Ai Factory - Use a DieCut or Punch (creations 1 or 3)
ABC challenge - H is for Holidays (creation 1 or 3
The Secret Crafter - sparkle & shine (creation 1)
ABC Christmas -x is for Christmas
Speedy and Friends- snowflakes
Really Reasonable ribbon- Christmas Themed  
Meljens Designs = #34 Sparkle & Shine
The Crafty Pad = #97 Christmas Sparkle

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments!  I hope you enjoy our new release and my creations!


Frea said...

Hi Chris, oh my you've outdone yourself yet again. Love your projects. These images are so suited to do all this cool stuff with. Greetz & hugs, Frea

joey said...

Hi Chris

WOW amazing creations as always! I lve that cute little carton!


Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
These are fabulous projects. Everything you make is so perfectly sweet. The colours, lace, images and embellishment are amazing on these.
Fiona x

Julye said...

What fab gift ideas thanks for sharing.

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful creations Chris love the colourings
and gorgeous designs on all of them, with perfect details.

Hugs Linda

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creations hun! Love your colour combos!
Thank you for joining us at Gingerloft & OSAAT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Our Little Inspirations said...

Everything is fabulous including the treats you made! I love the warm colors on the candy cane treat box, including that stitched tag, but the snowman box is too too cute! It's all awesome!!

Karen said...

I LOVE all your fabulous gift ideas! What a creative way to use the mini stamps!!! You've used so many amazing details and sparkle! I love it all!!

Kim Piggott said...

Chris all your creations are totally amazing!
Stunning work!
kim x

dolcreations said...

Wow have totally outdone yourself! Awesome creations Awesome!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Awesome project Chris, but my favorite is that recipe card. That mini is the PERFECT size for that!!

Patti J said...

As always, your projects are fabulous! So happy you shared them. Chris, you are on my mind and in my prayers - love ya!

Kerri said...

Your gift sets are always so perfectly gorgeous! I love all of the colors and details you used, and that recipe card is the CUTEST!!! Love it all, woman!

Anne Marie said...

Super cute projects love all of them!

Tina said...

Cute, cute, cute!

Cathy said...

Wow what fabulous projects! Just amazing work! TFS!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Oh my gosh! You are so talented!

Love all your projects!



Jayne said...

Really beautiful creations Chris, love them all. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.

racinggrandma61 said...

Wow this card is stunning. Great job and TY for joining us at AiFactory challenges. Be sure to come back and join us again.

Laralee DT

Purple Crazy said...

stunning creation hun again, you have been so busy, it is lovely. Thanks for sharing with us at Gingerloft this week. xx

Marlene said...

Look at all these adorable little projects!!!!

downrightcrafty said...

What a lovely sparkly and shiny creation just perfect for our challenge at the SCSC this week
Hugs Kate xx

Mimi said...

Gorgeous projects! Love all the festive colors and gliiter! Adorable!! ;)

Crystal said...

Chris these are all soooo super sweet!!!! Absolutely adorable creations gf!!!! You really made these new cuties shine!!!

Marcy said...

Wow, super cute...all of them! Thanks for playing along with Gingerloft Challenge this week. Hugs,
Marcy DT

jayne said...

gorgeous designs.. its all so cute.. i LIKE


Leslie's Blog said...

Super cute!! Georgeous layouts and use of color!!! I like the recipe card...what a great touch to a lovely gift.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Chris - I adore your ABC projects!! Just fabulous! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Tami said...

Love the little gift set. Thanks so much for playing with us at Gingerloft.

chris said...

WOW such alot of gorgeousness, everything is just so beautiful, your work is amazing. hugs chris xx

Maria (inkymits) said...

Hi Chris,really great project!
Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.
Dont forget our 100th challenge coming soon!
Maria x

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

WOW, Chris, girl, you are on FIRE!!!! I LOVE each and every one of your creations. I really can't pick a favorite as they all are amazing! You are so creative!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

JLJ Designs said...

Wonderful gifts!


Cindy Haffner said...

Chris your work is AMAZING

Amanda R said...

Love all of these ideas, very inspiring and gets my mojo going!

Tammy said...

WOW all of your creations are gorgeous Chris!! I love them!

Lynne in NI said...

Oh wow, these are all fabulous ... your little treat carton is especially gorgeous!

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Chris, I love all 3 of your projects today. The colors on the first one are wonderful with the red candy cane. Almond tarts sound really yummy and I always, always love the colors you used with the cute little snowman and snowflakes. :) Michelle

Caroline said...

Wow, I'm so glad I happened upon your blog!! Beautiful work!! I can't wait to see more!

Maria Matter said...

Wowza, Chris these are wonderful projects!!! I love all of them, but that little girl is just too precious! gorgeous work!!!
hugs & blessings!

isu.alum said...

Mmmmmm...What yummy creations! I love your little candy cane basket. The ribbon is deelish on it!


Lynn said...

Another perfect creation!
Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges xx
Lynn :)

Dawn B. said...

How do you get all this done.. What a fantastic job you did on this Chris. I love the recipe. Sounds so good. Great job.

Gale Varland said...

Everything is so beautiful! Love the box and candy wrapper set. Thanks for playing with us at Gingerloft Challenges! :) Gale

Julie E said...

You have been busy! Great projects - great images - just all good.

Grace said...

Wow gf!!! You do so much... I have no idea how!!! These are all adorable and those almond tarts look so good! I haven't had them in years!!! Can't get the paste here! I was gone over 12 hours today! Yikes, I'm beat. Will TTYT!!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Great project, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Love crafts forever said...

Fantastic project as always. Thanks for playing at OSAAT. Hugs Nataliya

cabio's craft corner said...

Another breathtaking creations Chris. These are so beautiful!!

CraftinGranny said...

Oh Chris I just love these projects!!! Beautifully done. Thanks for the recipe! Happy Thanksgiving!! Thanks for sharing with us at Paper Cupcakes this week. "Hugs" Carol

Becky said...

Chris these are gorgeous girl! Love them. Thank you for joining speedy's friends. {hugs} :)

Jenny said...

Sooo cute, love love love these!!! Adorable!! :) :) :) :) :)

Melodie said...

Your creations are a dream, really wonderful.

Disp6194 said...

Gorgeous creations Chris! The more I see of those mini's the more I'm loving them :)

Curlybear said...

Wow Chris fabulous projects, and I love the contemporary colours,
thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter: 109 Sparkle and shine,
Good luck,
Hugs Bridget :) x.

Astrid said...

What a gorgeous projects you made, I love them all, beautiful colouring !!

hugs Astrid

Ros said...

Very pretty set ... thanks for playing along at CCCB

Oma said...

Great projects! I love almond so have copied and pasted your recipe for the tarts.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous creationss.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps challenge.

Anonymous said...

Hey girlie!! WOW!! Your projects are just amazing Chris!! Love the glittery gold on the edges and the sweet recipe card!! Everything looks yummy!! HUGs

Helen said...

Gorgeous projects!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC & ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Lorraine said...

Beautiful projects. Just stunning. Thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week.

Susan said...

I'm sure that the people who receive your cards and gifts must be thrilled. Everything is so well done. Thank you for sharing your talents.

Virgo5 said...

WOW! What beautiful projects, I loe the hint of gold!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Mel X said...

A fabulous creation.

Thanks for joining us this week at the Secret Crafter and good luck.

Mel X

alicaz said...

oh wow! so many wonderful projects! They are all very creative and perfectly put together!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Carissa said...

These creations are all so gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge. You have inspired me to go back to my craftroom and try to make a little gift. Hugs, Carissa

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Wonderful Christmas projects Chris! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Nilla said...

Beautiful creations! Thanks for playing this week at Paper Cupcakes! Hugs Nilla

Gloria Westerman said...

Oh Chris....these are gorgeous....I love them....thank you so much for playing with us at Paper Cupcake...
DT for Paper Cupcake!

Maureen said...

All totally fabulous projects! Love your coloring and beautiful embellies!

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

You made all these for me right ? lol These are excellent hun and I think I am going to have case some! I love that little gift bag with the candy cane hanging out. Great job! Thanks for joining us this week at Gingerloft Challenges.

Annie said...

fabulous festive creations! thanks for joining in our challenge on the ABC Christmas blog.
hugs, annie x


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