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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Cat's Pajamas February Blog Hop

Are you ready for family, love and the February release from the Cat's Pajamas!
All the February new release items are available in The Cat's Pajamas store right now!

The team is hosting a blog hop to share more creations featuring all the new release items. Nancy'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 Wendy's Blog.

Now on to my card for today and it features 3 new release items...
N-8882 Home is where the Cat is, Die 126 Home Sweet Home and Die 127 Goodies.   These 3 go so well together, because a cat's home is the Cat's Home!


Reminder, the TCP animal 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 Brenda's Blog!

Smiles,
Julie

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

TCP February Release - comment to win!

The Cat's Pajamas February release arrives in the The Cat's Pajamas Store next Tuesday.  Today is the first day of Sneaky Peek Week leading up to the release.  The question is...Are you in it to win it?  



Wouldn't you love the chance to win a gift certificate to The Cat's Pajamas Store?!  One random comment left on this post or my IG account (julie_elak) TCP peek post will be selected to win a TCP gift certificate.  

This release has the sweetest stamp set, a snarky stamp set and a great word set that you will be reaching for time and time again.  Add in a few new die sets and you will be in love!

I have 3 cards for you today, showcasing 2 of the new stamp sets and 1 of the new die sets (stop back on release day, Tuesday 2/20 to see the other new stamp and die sets in action).

Get ready for some love and lots of sweetness with the new Family Forever stamp set.  

The bear and duck are colored up with water color markers.   




Next up is more love with the Hugs & Kisses die set.  For this one I used the X and O as a stencil and inked away, then sprinkled it with water.




My final card for today uses the Big Family Words stamp set.  With the sentiment at the top, the leaf from the set was stamped repeatedly across the bottom.
The large font of this set makes each word the focus on your creations!



The large font of this set makes a statement easily! 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

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Your Next Stamp February Blog Hop

Are you ready to hop?

The Your Next Stamp February new release is in the YNS Store right now and we are hosting a hop to celebrate.




This is your chance to see all the new stamps, dies and paper in action.  The design team and guests have a line up of wonderful projects to share with everyone.  


YNS Supplies:  Waving Hello stamp set | Fairytale Magic Paper Pad

YNS Supplies:  Fire Up the Fun stamp and die sets | Puffy Cloud Border Die

Now is a great time to shop because Karen is offering a discount on everything in the YNS Store.


Have fun hopping!
Julie


Preview of the Your Next Stamp February New Release

The Your Next Stamp February new release arrives in the YNS Store tonight at 10 pm est, but right now I have a peek for you!

That chick strumming a tune for you is from the new Music Chicks stamp set.  He is layered over the new Window Panel Die.  These are just 2 of the great new products on the way.  To see more, stop on by the YNS blog for a full list of blogs featuring previews today.

Then stop on back tonight at 10 pm est and hop along with our New Release blog hop.


See you later!
Julie

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