Friday, August 11, 2017

Layers Galore

There is still one week to play along with YNS Challenge #70.

The sketch is full of layers this week and on my card there is even a layered cake!

Join in the fun and play along on the YNS blog for your chance to win a YNS Store gift certificate!


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Colorful Party

Today on the YNS blog the team is sharing projects around the theme "Color Me Happy" and giving you a chance to win a stamp set of your choice.

Leave a comment on the YNS Blog to be entered in the draw.

The Silly Birthday Monster stamp set is on my colorful happy creation!

   YNS Supplies:  Silly Birthday Monsters stamp set | Silly Birthday Monsters Die Set | Alpha Splatter Stamp |  Bold Happy Birthday Word Die Set | Bold Numbers Die Set | Pretty Peacock Matte Gumdrops

Good Luck!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Yellow Garden

How does your garden grow?  That is the question we are asking for the latest challenge at The Cat's Pajamas.

I pulled out Kick Some Grass and coordinated it with a strip of patterned floral paper.   Although I love yellow, I don't have a single yellow flower at my house (not counting weeds!), so I knew I needed a yellow garden on my card.

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.


Saturday, August 5, 2017

Your Next Stamp 8th Birthday Celebration and New Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the Your Next Stamp August New Release Blog Hop and Birthday Celebration!  

We have a Huge hop prize and party game to go along with the cutest release - there are so many products in this release that are quickly becoming my faves.

Let's get this party started!   The full list of stops on the hop is listed at the bottom of this post.  The more blogs you leave a comment on the greater your odds of winning an $80.00 gift certificate to the YNS store!!!  

We mentioned that there is a party game too...hopefully you have been counting the gumdrops on everyone's creations.  When you reach the very end of the hop there will be an inlinkz to put in your guess!   Those who come up with the correct # of gumdrops will be entered in a drawing to win 10 packages of gumdrops!!!

First up is a new silly monsters set, they are celebrating a birthday this time around...Silly Birthday Monsters.
YNS Supplies:  Silly Birthday Monsters stamp and die sets, Stitched Puffy Cloud dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies second card has gumdrops on it, along with one of the critters from the new stamp sets Let's Pawty layered over Birthday Boy paper!  
YNS Supplies:  Let's Paw-ty stamp and dies sets, Bold Happy Birthday Word Die set, sentiment from Spin and Twirl Carousel stamp set, Birthday Boy paper pad, Nautical Matte Blue Gumdrops, Stitched Rectangle die set

Karen is offering a discount in the YNS Store, use the code below to save 20%.

Now get hopping, counting and then shopping as the new release is available in the YNS Store right now!

Smiles, Julie

YNS August Preview - Birthday Celebration

Are you ready?

It's a celebration!   Your Next Stamp turns 8 this month and tonight at 10 pm the August New Release arrives in the Your Next Stamp Store!   Stop back for the new release blog hop, with a party game and HUGE hop prize.   This release is sweet, sweet, sweet!    

Today the team and guests are sharing a preview of all the new items.   My card features 4 new items, Birthday Girl paper pad, Pretty Peacock Matte Gumdrops, and Party Pets stamp and die sets (this may just make the list of my top 10 favorite YNS sets! Yep, it is definitely on it!).

Oh the cuteness, this set is so fun to stamp with!

Visit the YNS Blog for the full list of blogs with previews of the new release.  Then get on your party dress and get ready to hop tonight at 10 pm!


Friday, July 28, 2017

YNS Challenge 69 Floral Fun

Challenge #69 is going on right now on the Your Next Stamp Blog.   

I had fun playing with Oxide Ink on the background for this one.
YNS Supplies: Koala Bear Kyle | Flower Ink Splatter | Whatnot Sentiments Set Nine | Stitched Rectangle Die Set | Gumdrops

I went with the color combo, but there is also a sketch to choose from.

So which will you choose?  Play along for a chance to win a YNS store gift certificate.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

TCP July Blog Hop and TCP Tuesday Challenge

Welcome to The Cat's Pajamas July new release blog hop!  The new stamp sets and cutups are available in the TCP store  right now.  You should have arrived here from Christine's blog, the first stop of the hop.
In addition to the new release, we are also kicking off a new challenge...How does your garden grow?

My garden grows with lots of flowers from the new Big Blooms stamp set.   The set is doing double duty, creating a background and floral stems.

The dark blue flowers were stamped first along with the sentiment and then the background was stamped.  The hydrangea stamps are large enough to create a subtle background.  

So how does your garden grow?  What will you stamp?

Here are the challenge details:

  1. Every Release Tuesday 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, 11:55 EDT the day before the next challenge.
  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 after the challenge ends, the winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $50

Hop along to see how the rest of the team's garden grows! Brenda's blog is up next!   

Here is the full lineup for the stops on the hop: 


Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sneaking a Peek at the TCP July Release

We are in the midst of sneaky peek week at The Cat's Pajamas!   The July release will be in the TCP store on Tuesday and the team has been sharing peeks.   Each day a different design team member is in the spotlight and today, Day #6 is my day!

Now the big question of the day!  Are you in it to win it???  Leave a comment on this post and you will be entered in the draw to win a TCP store gift certificate!

The second question...are you ready for the peeks???!!!

Up first is the new set What's Up Gnomie? and it is a CUTIE!

Next is a new floral set, Big Blooms and it contains one of my favorite flowers, hydrangeas.
 For this one, the flowers were stamped in white, dark purple and then light purple.   

The Big Blooms floral set can even be used to create a background that doesn't look like flowers.  Pair it up with the new Ribbon Banners dies set and Banner Day sentiment stamp set for a CAS colorful card.

So which is your favorite from the July release?

Scroll on down and leave a comment for a chance to win a $10.00 TCP store gift certificate! The winner will be announced tomorrow on the TCP blog.

Stay tuned for another peek from my design team member Deborah and then the design team will be back on Tuesday, release day, with a blog hop to recap the July release.


Saturday, July 22, 2017

Cloud Background

Today the Your Next Stamp team and guests are on the YNS blog creating their own background paper.   

The best part is one random comment on the YNS Feature Day blog post will be selected to win a stamp set of their choice.  Click here to head on over to the YNS Blog.

I went CAS on the background adding faces to the clouds.
  Cute Home stamp and die sets | Fun Faces


Friday, July 14, 2017

Smiles and a Sketch

Challenge #68 is going on right now at Your Next Stamp!

There is a sketch and color combo to choose from and you may just win a gift certificate to the YNS Store!

I went with the sketch and Phoebe.

YNS Supplies: Gardening Phoebe stamp set | Gardening Phoebe die setSummer Plaid paper pad | Stitched Rectangle Die Set | Cool Tag Three Die Set

Which will inspire you?  Link up your creation on the YNS Blog.