Wednesday, June 13, 2018

YNS Summer Kickoff

Summer fun on the way with this month's Your Next Stamp Design Team Dare!

Stop on by the YNS blog for a chance to comment to win a stamp set of your choice!

I went with fish...fishing or swimming in the ocean...


The Tiny Waves die was used as a stencil and the water was sponged on.  Layered the 3 water colored fish over the water and then added a sentiment to the bottom.

Easy and fun!
Happy Stamping and good luck!
Smiles,
Julie

Saturday, June 9, 2018

YNS June Re-release Blog Hop

We are HOPPING!   Hop along with us as we revisit some of our favorite Your Next Stamp products!!! 

We are skipping a new release this month, but there are so many great products in the YNS store and we wanted to share them all with you.  The full list of stops on the hop is listed below and the more you visit and comment on the greater the odds that you will win a $25.00 YNS store gift certificate!

One of my faves features the dinos..from the set Dino-mite!


Plus, Karen is offering a great discount in the YNS store.


  • You must enter the code – No refunds for orders placed without the discount code
  • FREE Shipping does not apply during this sale. If your order is over $75 (in the US or Canada) you will see a flat rate shipping charge for $10. The more you order the more you will save!
  • Discounted shipping rates will be applied during the checkout to international orders
  • Discount applied to YNS in stock items only
Have fun Hopping and Shopping!
Smiles,
Julie


Friday, May 18, 2018

YNS Challenge 89

Challenge 89 is going on right now at Your Next Stamp.  Have you played along yet?

One random participant will win a gift certificate to the YNS store.  Plus, if you use YNS products on your creation there is a second prize for social media participation.  Stop on by the YNS Blog for all the details.  

Now on to my card...


YNS Supplies:  Party Pets stamp and die sets | Puffy Cloud Border die set

For this challenge I took inspiration from the sketch and layered the clouds to create the stripes.


Have fun playing along!
Smiles,
Julie

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

YNS May Shades of Blue DT Dare

Head on over to the Your Next Stamp Blog for a comment to win a stamp set opportunity!

It's our May DT Dare and we were dared to create using blues.


The new Freeze! stamp set is my focal point with squares created with a background of squares created with the Rounded Squares with Piercing die set.

YNS Supplies:    Freeze! Stamp and Die SetsRounded Squares with Piercing Marks die set

Good Luck!
-Julie

Saturday, May 12, 2018

YNS May New Release Blog Hop

 Are you ready to hop???
It's the Your Next Stamp New Release Blog Hop and it is going on right now!!!
Hop with us and leave a comment at each stop along the way.  The more stops you comment on the greater the odds of winning a $25.00 YNS Gift Certificate!  The full list of stops on the hop is at the very bottom of this post.

This hop is packed full on FUN!   Summer is on the way and this release will have you headed to the water.

I have 2 projects for you today.   Yo Ho Ho is a pirate set with lots of stamps and sentiments to chose from.
 YNS Supplies:  Yo Ho Ho stamp and die sets, Rounded Squares Piercing Die set



My second card is clean and simple featuring the whale from the new set Sea Friends.
YNS Supplies:  Sea Friends and Tiny Waves die set




Karen is offering a discount off your entire purchase in the YNS Store!

Now get hopping!!!

Smiles,
Julie

YNS May New Release Sneak Peek

The Your Next Stamp May new release arrives in the YNS Store tonight, but you don't need to wait to see the new goodies!   Right now the team and guests are sharing peeks at all the stamps, dies, paper and gumdrops from the release.

My card features the new Water Play die set and Rounded Squares with Piercing Marks die set. 
 Each of the shapes from the Water Play set were die cut out of water color paper and colored up with water color markers.  The sentiment is from the new Freeze stamp set.


Want to see more?  Head on over the YNS blog for the full list of previews.
Then, stop back tonight at 10pm est and join in the new release blog hop with a chance to win a $25.00 YNS Store gift certificate.

Smiles,
Julie

Friday, May 4, 2018

YNS Challenge #88: Special Delivery

Looking for something crafty to do this weekend?  Your Next Stamp's challenge #88 is going on right now!  Play along for the chance to win a YNS Store gift certificate!!!

I took inspiration from the sketch for this one and pulled in pink...



Lots of white and a bit of water coloring on the helicopter and clouds.   I am addicted to water coloring.  It has been a long time since I pulled out the Copics!

So which inspires you?  The sketch or the colors?



Smiles,
Julie

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

TCP April New Release Blog Hop

It's new release day at The Cat's Pajamas!   We are hosting a Blog Hop to give you another look at all the new stamps and dies that are available in the TCP store right now.

This is the first stop on the hop!   I am so excited to kick off this hop and I have 2 cards for you today.
On the first, one of the flower stamps from Asian Spring was stamped repeatedly in 3 different colors.  It is surrounded by strips of black and topped by a sentiment from a retired stamp set.





On the second card, the new Mountains die set is used as a stencil to create the strip of color.  It is topped by a glass of wine created with the Tini stamp set, which you can receive for free with a purchase of $65 or more in the TCP store.



Now it is time to hop on to the next stop on the hop, which comes with a chance to visit Deborah - she has 2 cards for you too!


My cards are also for TCP Tuesday Challenge #345 - spring.  I went with flowers on the first and warm spring colors on the second.  Play along and you could be a winner!



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.


Have fun hopping, shopping and stamping!
Julie

Sunday, April 22, 2018

YNS Spring Showers Feature Day

It's Feature Day at Your Next Stamp!

That means a chance for you to win a stamp set of your choice on the YNS Blog.

It also means the team was challenged...
The theme this month is spring showers.   To me, spring showers bring flowers and new beginnings; combine the two and it is a baby card.
YNS Supplies: Tweet Birdie Home Die Set | Snuggles (sentiment)


The Tweet Birdie Home dies were cut out multiple times and then colored up with water color markers.  Psst...this die set is on sale right now in the YNS Store.  The branch was cut apart to and then reassembled to add extra leaves and limbs.

If you would like a chance to win a YNS Stamp set of your choice head on over to the YNS blog and leave a comment on the Feature Day post for a chance to win.

Smiles,
Julie

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

April Cat's Pajamas Sneaky Peek Week Day One - Comment to Win!

The Cat's Pajamas Sneaky Peek Week starts today!!!   

The Cat's Pajamas April release arrives in the The Cat's Pajamas Store next Tuesday.  The question is...Are you in it to win it?  
I am excited to share a preview of the new release which features 4 stamp sets and 3 die sets. This preview also comes with a chance to win a TCP store gift certificate.  One random comment left on this post or my IG account (julie_elak) TCP peek posts will be selected to win a TCP gift certificate.  


  Let's start off with a rainbow colored card, which is made using 2 of the new die sets, Cheers and Wine & Martinis



The Cat's Pajamas is known for penguins and the set Welcome to the Funny Farm has five cute ones! The accessories are separate stamps so you can mix and match.


Finally, graduation season is approaching and we have another bunny set for you.  The set Change the World features the bunny in cap and gown plus 3 inspiring sentiments. 

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 next Tuesday, 4/24, when the release hits the TCP store and the team will be back with a new release blog hop and more inspiration!

Smiles,
Julie