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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Love Penguins

Today the YNS DT and January guests are sharing a little love on the YNS Blog.  Stop on by to see our love filled creations and leave a comment on the YNS Blog DT Dare post for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!

Here is my "share the love" project using the new Penguin Love stamp set with coordinating dies.

YNS Supplies: Penguin Love stamp and die sets | Stitched Square Frame die set

I am back with more of the subtle pink - warning, it can be addictive!

Now head on over the YNS Blog and leave your comment...what set would you like to win???!!!

Smiles,
Julie

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Make a Scene Gnomie Style

It's time to Make a Scene!   On a card of course!

Join in The Cat's Pajamas TCP Tuesday Challenge #342 and Make a Scene for a chance to win a TCP store gift certificate!
What a change from winter themed cards!  Here is a Gnomie for you...


Join in the fun and link up your creation on the TCP blog.
Here are the details for the Challenge:
  1. The first Tuesday of the month a new challenge will be posted on The Cat’s Pajamas blog and our Facebook page.
  2. If you want to play along you just upload your design to The Cat’s Pajamas blog page using the InLinkz button by the Monday, 11:55 EDT before the next challenge. TCP Tuesdays always start on a Tuesday!
  3. You are not required to use a Cat’s Pajamas stamp or die but if you have them we would love to see them.
  4. On the day of the next challenge the winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $50.
Smiles,
Julie

Saturday, January 13, 2018

YNS January 2018 New Release Blog Hop - Monster Love

The Your Next Stamp January New Release is available in the YNS Store right now!

We are celebrating with a blog hop full of wonderful creations featuring the new stamp and die sets.   Hop along and comment on each stop for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate to the YNS Store.  The full set of stops on the hop is at the very bottom of this post.  


I have a trio of cards to share with you today, each featuring stamps from the new Silly Love Monsters set.
 Using the coordinating die set makes it so easy to quickly pull together cards.


YNS Supplies:  Sillly Love Monsters stamp and die sets, Mini Heart Panel, Stitched Cloud Die set, Scrapworks Stitched Strip set, Stitched Square Die set





Now get hopping and then do some shopping!
Karen is offering a discount in the store!




Smiles,
Julie

January 2018 YNS New Release Preview

The Your Next Stamp January new release arrives in the store TONIGHT!

Right NOW the team and guests get to share a preview of the new stamps and dies!

Stop on by the YNS Blog for a full list of previews, there is lots of cuteness to be found...hearts, bears, and even a chair!

Yep, a chair, and you can see it right here.  
The chair and cat are part of the Fur-ever Friends stamp set.   

Stop on back tonight and hop along with us for a chance to win a $25.00 YNS Store gift certificate.

Smiles,
Julie

Friday, January 12, 2018

YNS Challenge #80 - It's a Monster Party

Your Next Stamp Challenge #80 is going on right now, you have until January 18, 2018 to play along!
There is a sketch and color combo to choose from, unless you really want to challenge yourself and combine the two!  Play along for the chance to win a YNS Store gift certificate.
Did you know that YNS Challenges come with 2 chances to win?   Link up your creation for the main challenge and then be sure to share it on Instagram, Splitcoaststampers and/or YNS’ Facebook page for a chance to win our social media challenge.   All the details are on the YNS Blog.

So what is my card based on for this one?  The sketch...

Now go get inky and play along!!!

Smiles,
Julie

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Day Nine of the 12 Days of Christmas

Stop on by the Your Next Stamp Blog and check out the 12 Days of Christmas Designer Series!   
Today is Day Nine of the series and it is my turn to share a project meant to get you ready for the holidays.   

Here is a peek at my project, there are instructions and lots of photos on the YNS blog.


At the beginning of the school year I purchased several rolls of gift wrap from my children's school fundraiser.   What to do with all that paper I purchased?   Add some mini cards and dress it up, turning it in to a gift!  Luckily, the new Drink Tag die is the perfect size to fit over a roll of gift wrap.
YNS Supplies:  Drink Tag die set | Frosty Friends stamp and die sets | Waddles - Winter Wonderland stamp and die sets | 3x3 Snowflake Panel Die | Double Stitched Hills Die Set | Envelope Die | Scrapworks Strips Die Set

Now head on over to the YNS Blog.  The rest of the team and the November guest have been sharing amazing projects each day - there is tons of holiday inspiration to be found!

Smiles,
Julie

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

TCP SALE!!! Save Big

Black Friday starts early at The Cat's Pajamas!   Stop on by the TCP store and save big with 40% off !!!

Happy Shopping!!!
Julie

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

TCP November Blog Hop - Pop Up

The wait is over!
Release day has arrived!
All the November new release items are available in The Cat's Pajamas store!

The team is hopping to celebrate and give you another look at the new stamps and dies.   Deborah's Blog is the first stop on the hop so head on over there now.   If you were hopping along, then you should have arrived here from Nancy's Blog.

The new Time Out stamp set tops the front of my card.  The Clouds die was used as a stencil and then blue sponged at the top.



Do you decorate the inside of your cards?  For me, the answer is typically no, but the new Corner Pop Up die set will make you want to add fun to the inside of your cards!


The Happy stamp set has sentiments for every occasion, including "New Year"!   Do you spy the clock?   That's another new die set.

The celebrating bunny is from Santa is Coming was added to one of the arches created using the Window die set.

The die set makes it easy to add pop ups.   Alma put together a video to show you how easy it is to use. TCP Youtube

Reminder, the TCP tag challenge is going on right now!!!

Here are the challenge details:
• Each month a new challenge will be posted on The Cat’s Pajamas blog and our Facebook page.
• If you want to play along you just upload your design to The Cat’s Pajamas blog page using the InLinkz button by the Monday, 11:55 EDT before the next challenge.
• You are not required to use a Cat’s Pajamas stamp or die but if you have them we would love to see them.
• On the day of the next challenge the winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $50.

Now hop on over to Lynn's blog!

Smiles,
Julie

Saturday, November 18, 2017

TCP November Release Sneaky Peek

The Cat's Pajamas November release arrives in the The Cat's Pajamas Store on Tuesday.  This week we have a question for you...Are you in it to win it?  


Wouldn't you love the chance to win a gift certificate to The Cat's Pajamas Store?!  It is Sneaky Peek week, which means one random comment on this post or my IG account (julie_elak) TCP peek post will be selected to win a TCP gift certificate.  

This release is full of versatility, with a touch of love, a lot of happy and some blessed too - all guaranteed to keep you on time!

I have 3 cards for you today, showing 2 of the new sets in action and 2 of the new die sets (stop back on release day, Tuesday 11/21 to see the other new stamp and die sets in action).

If you are looking for love then you will find it with the new set Sent with Love.   The cage and envelopes were stamped, colored up with water color pens and then fussy cut out.   I like fussy cutting, but if that is not for you, then TCP offers cutable svg files for all the stamps.





Now get ready for the HAPPY!  With a large HAPPY and tons of holidays and events to go with it, this set can be used all year long.
For this one, the happy was stamped 3 times at the top and Father's Day was stamped and embossed right below.   Note the Happy was inked up by sliding the pad across the letters to add texture to the sentiment.



The new Wings and Blessed dies are combined on the next card.   I was inspired by the idea of large wings hanging on the back of a door and attempted to recreate that.





That's it for now!  Leave a comment here or on my IG posts (where I go by julie_elak)to be entered in the draw to win a $10.00 TCP store  Cat Cash Voucher.  If you leave a comment on both then that it twice the odds that you may win!  The winner will be announced on the TCP blog tomorrow.

Set a reminder for Tuesday when the release hits the TCP store and the team will be back with a new release blog hop and more inspiration!

Smiles,
Julie

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

November YNS DT Dare

We were dared!
We accepted the dare!
Now it is your turn...stop on by the Your Next Stamp blog and leave a comment on the November DT Dare post by November 17th to be entered in the draw for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice.

So what was the challenge?
We were asked to use our favorite holiday color combo on our creation.  Well, if you have been visiting me for awhile, then you know that I consider aqua a neutral - it goes with everything.  Combine it with red and it is perfection!

YNS Supplies:   Merry and Bright stamp and die sets, Double Stitched Hills die set, Snowfall Panel Die
The Santa and reindeer were colored up and die cut out, then layered over a snow covered hill.  The snowy hill is layered over the Snowfall panel die.    As I write this I realize that I meant to put Rudolph up front...I guess he is a little bashful today.

Stop on by the YNS blog and comment - Good Luck!
Smiles,
Julie