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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Smiles and Hearts

Happy Valentine's Day!   I have a heart filled card and news of a chance for you to win a stamp set from Your Next Stamp!

The YNS Design Team is sharing projects featuring the Smiley Happy Critter Crew sets!  Today is day 2 and Set Two is in the spotlight.  Check out the posts on the YNS Blog and comment there to be entered in the draw to win a stamp set of your choice.  

Smiley Happy Critter Crew Set Two has long been one of my faves, because I can't get enough of the cat and pup!

I paired up those cuties with the bird and added some hearts and love to create a valentine.

YNS Supplies:  Smiley Happy Critter Crew Set Two stamps  | Scrapworks Mini Sunburst Die Set  | Scripty Love Die Set |  Stitched Rectangle Die Set | Black Olive Ink
Smiles,
Julie

Friday, February 10, 2017

All Aboard for YNS Challenge 57

Hi Everyone!

Today I am sharing my take on YNS Challenge #57.   I went with the sketch this time around.  I think I go with the sketch about 95% of the time.

YNS Supplies:  All Aboard stamp and die sets | Spec-tacular Phoebe and Friends stamp and die sets | Railroad Track die | YNS Gumdrops | Stitched Rectangle die set
The sketch has a couple layers, so I kept those layers white to keep the card on the clean side.

So how would you interpret the sketch and color combo?   We can't wait to see and if you play along you may just win a YNS Store gift certificate.

Smiles,
Julie

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

YNS February DT Dare - Texture It

This month's Your Next Stamp Design Team Dare is to add texture to a creation featuring the new release products.   

The team is sharing all their products on the YNS blog and you should head on over there to leave a comment for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!   Plus, you get to see how all my teammates and the guests for the month interpreted the challenge.

I dug in to my stash (aka searched high and low) for self adhesive cork that I picked up years ago during a trip to a hardware store with my husband.  
 YNS Supplies:  Whatnot Sentiments Eight Stamp Set | Spec-tacular Phoebe and Friends stamp and die sets | Mini Film Strip die

The cork works as a bulletin board for the new mini film strip die.   The bird from Spec-tacular Phoebe and Friends fits inside the film perfectly.   The sentiment from Whatnot Sentiments Set Eight was stamped directly on to the cork.

Be sure to check out the YNS blog!
Smiles,
Julie

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Celebrate with TCP and Happy Mail


TCP TUESDAY Challenge #331 is all about Happy Mail!   What a fun theme and it really lends itself to creative freedom.   So how will you interpret it?  We can't wait to see.


I pulled out some mail related dies and went to work...

TCP Supplies:  Santa is Coming stamp set, Square Stamp Cut Up Dies, Small Envie Die

The bunny popping out of the envelope is from the Christmas themed set "Santa is Coming".

Join in the fun and you may just win a TCP Store gift certificate!

Here are the challenge details:
  1. Every other 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 the Monday, 11:55 EDT 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 following TCP Tuesday, the winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $10 or $15 if a TCP product is used.

Link up your creation on The Cat's Pajamas Blog and play along.  

Smiles,
Julie


Saturday, February 4, 2017

Your Next Stamp February New Release Blog Hop

It's new release day at Your Next Stamp!

The February new release items are in the store right now!

The new release celebration starts right now!

Join in the SPEC-tacular new release blog hop right now!


Are you ready to hop?
Scroll on down to check out my project and then keep on going to the very bottom to see all the blogs in the hop.

First, say hi to a new Phoebe set.   Yep, Phoebe is back along with her spec-tacular friends and they are all sporting fashionable glasses this time around.



In addition to the new Spec-tacular Phoebe stamp and die sets there is a new paper pad too called Just for Fun.


Plus, there are new dies!
This box was made with the new Butterfly Box die set.   In addition to the butterfly top there is a simple circle top that can be used instead.





Now is the time to shop!   Use the code below to save on your entire purchase.


Be sure to leave a comment before you leave.   The more blogs you comment on the greater your chance of winning!

Smiles,
Julie


YNS Preview Day with VROOM!

How would you like a preview of the Your Next Stamp February New Release?   The new products are in the store tonight at 10 pm EST, but right now I can share a peek at the new set Rev Up the Fun!



Get ready for all the fun that starts tonight at 10 pm EST.   We are hopping and hope you join in with us as we share more inspiration using the new release products.  Stop back for the full list of blogs on the hop and you may just win a prize as you race from blog to blog leaving comments.

It won't be long before the hop starts, but for right now, head on over to the YNS blog to see the full list of designers sharing peeks at the new release!

Smiles,
Julie

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Shape it Up with TCP

There is a new challenge up on The Cat's Pajamas Blog today and it may have you rethinking your New Year's resolution!  So many people resolve to get in shape...how about getting your cards in shape?  




The challenge is to exercise your mind and include 2 or more different geometric shapes on your creation.  All stamps are welcome to join in the fun and you may just win a gift certificate to the TCP store!

TCP Supplies:  Big Cups stamp set

There are lots of squares and circles on this card.   I started off by creating my own square and circle stencils and then inking each on the card base.  The black die cut frames were layered over the base and then a fussy cut penguin was added to each.   



Here are the challenge details:
  1. Every other 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 the Monday, 11:55 EDT 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 following TCP Tuesday, the winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $10 or $15 if a TCP product is used.

Link up your creation on The Cat's Pajamas Blog and play along.  

Smiles,
Julie

Monday, January 23, 2017

CAS Imaginary Sparkle

I have a CAS creation to share for the second day in a row.

This week's SCS CAS Challenge is to add sparkle and shine to your creation.  Easy enough, right?

Well, I am not a sparkly crafter.   Sparkle adds mess and disaster!  I decided to go with sparkly gumdrops and alas I could not capture that sparkle in my photo.   So, please just imagine that my card is sparkly!


Supplies:  The Cat's Pajamas Winter Style and Santa is Coming (Sentiment), SU ink, YNS Gumdrops

Smiles,
Julie

Sunday, January 22, 2017

CAS Love

Today on the Your Next Stamp blog you have the chance to win a stamp set of your choice and you can view heart filled creations from the DT!

My mojo was in the slow lane when it came to crafting this card.   I was stuck trying to get something to work that was not turning out as I wanted, so ended up scrapping the idea and then could not find inspiration.   CAS to the rescue!
 YNS Supplies:  Thick Stripe-tastic Diagonal Edge |  Scripty Love die set | Cherry Blossom Premium Dye Ink
Smiles,
Julie

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Sending Thanks


Have you played along with challenge #329 on The Cat's Pajamas Blog yet?  There is one week left to join in the fun.   We are looking for Thank You cards. All stamps are welcome to join in the fun and you may just win a gift certificate to the TCP store!

TCP Supplies:   Pray for SnowWreath Building Kit, Sending Cutups Die
I kept this card CAS for the current CAS challenge on SplitcoastStampers - Freeze!    That's ice on the bottom half of the card. I tacked on an extra strip of black to connect the die cut sending sentiment to the penquin's ice skate in an attempt to make it look like he etched the ice with the word sending (he is a really good skater!).

Here are the challenge details:
  1. Every other 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 the Monday, 11:55 EDT 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 following TCP Tuesday, the winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $10 or $15 if a TCP product is used.

Link up your creation on The Cat's Pajamas Blog and play along.  

Smiles,
Julie