Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Flipping for Embossing with TCP

There is a new TCP Tuesday Challenge up on The Cat's Pajamas Blog today.  Join in the fun and you will be in the running for a  gift certificate to the TCP store.   

All you need to do is include embossing on your creation.   All stamps are welcome but of course we love to see TCP in action.

My card features a bit of dry embossing and the eggs from Kitschy Kitchen.


My card is based on Sketch Saturday #427.   The trio of windows in the sketch seemed like it was made for a stamp featuring action.  In this case, those eggs are flipping!

Head on over to the TCP blog to link up your creations and to check out all the rules.  



Smiles,
Julie

Monday, August 22, 2016

Pup Purse

Today the YNS Design Team and guests are up on the YNS blog with a chance for you to win a stamp set of your choice.  Head on over there and comment on the DT Feature Day post.

The theme this month is For the Kids and I created a purse and tag featuring one of the cuties from the Smiley Happy Critter Crew Two set.
YNS Supplies: Smiley Happy Critter Crew Two | Cool Tag Three Die Set Cool Tag Banner Sentiments | Mini Letters and Numbers stamp 
Smiles,
Julie

Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Crew and Cake

Have you been following the Your Next Stamp blog this week?  The YNS 7th Birthday Celebration has been continuing with a design team series sharing birthday creations.   Be sure to check it out and comment on the posts because one lucky commenter will win a stamp set of their choice.

My celebration creation combines birthday cake and the farm animals from the Funny Farm Crew stamp set.



My sister asked me to make a cake for her boss who was turning 50.   She requested a pretty cake with a touch of fun.   The Funny Farm Crew and Funny Farm sentiments to the rescue.

YNS Ingredients:  Funny Farm Crew stamp set | Funny Farm sentiments stamp set
The farm animals were stamped, colored and fussy cut out, then a toothpick was added to each.   The signs were created by stamping directly on the wood grain paper and then adding each to a Popsicle stick.

There is a story behind the cake too.  I made this cake on a day that was humid.   By the time my sister got the cake back to her house, the rosettes were sliding off the sides.   I told her to take a knife and smooth out the sides. It is much easier to transport cards!

Smiles,
Julie

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Drop In and Take the TCP Challenge

There is a new TCP Tuesday Challenge up on The Cat's Pajamas Blog today.  We are looking for paper piecing, which happens to be one of my favorite techniques.   

Join in the fun and you will be in the running for a  gift certificate to the TCP store.   Head on over to the TCP blog to link up your creations and to check out all the rules.  

Here is my card based on Sketch Saturday #425.

The hot air balloon from the set Drop In was paper pieced using MME papers.

Are you ready to give paper piecing a try?   

Smiles,
Julie

Friday, August 12, 2016

A Sketch and Birds

Hello and Happy Friday!   Today I am sharing a card based on the sketch from Your Next Stamp challenge #45.

YNS Supplies: Tweet News stamp setTweet News die | Stitched Rectangle Die Set

If you have never played along then now is the time to start.  With a sketch and color combo to choose there is variety.   The challenge is open to all stamps and if you use YNS products on your creation and are selected as the random winner then you receive an extra YNS bonus.  Plus, there is even a social media aspect where you can win a second prize.


Smiles,
Julie

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

YNS Monster Celebration

The Your Next Stamp Birthday Celebration continues today with the Design Team Dare.   The team and guests were dared to create something around the theme celebration.

Head on over to the Your Next Stamp blog and leave a comment for your chance to win a stamp set of your choice!

The monsters are celebrating on my card.  The Half Circle flip die was used to create the circle background.   Using it this way adds dimension to the card.  The monsters with their heads in the open circle were doubled up with a layer of white to make them sturdy, plus it hides any spots where the Copics bled through.  Gotta love the coordinating dies to make it easier to layer.

  YNS Supplies:  Silly Monsters Rockstars stamp set | Silly Monsters Rockstars die set | Lots of Dots Edge Stamp | Half Circle Flip die set
Smiles,
Julie

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Water Fun with TCP Tuesday

Have you played along with the latest TCPTuesday challenge yet?   We are looking for creations around the theme Water.   Any stamps are welcome and you may just win a gift certificate to the TCP store.  All the details can be found on the TCP blog.


My creation features that cute little bunny as a captain...
TCP Supplies:  Aye, Aye Captain stamp set and Square Stamp Cutups die set
I couldn't help but pull out some nautical papers to go with this set! To get the bunny ears out side the postage stamp die, I stamped the bunny and boat, colored it up and then roughly cut it out.  Fussy cut around the ears and cut a little extra to slide it on to the postage die cut and hide the rough cut square.

So how with you be inspired by the word "water"?   We would love to have you play along.

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles,
Julie

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Your Next Stamp Birthday Bash Blog Hop


Are you ready to join in the celebration?   Are you ready to have a chance at winning one of seven $25.00 Your Next Stamp store gift certificates?   Are you ready to hop, hop, hop???   IF you answered yes to all 3 questions then you are at the right place!

Your Next Stamp has been creating cute, fun stamps to make the world smile for 7 years!   Congratulations Karen and Your Next Stamp!  I am honored to be on the design team and having the opportunity to share YNS creations with you. To celebrate we are hosting a blog hop.   Not only will you get to see the August new release in action, you will also have a chance to win a store gift certificate.   The more blogs you visit and leave a comment on the greater your odds of winning.  The full list of blogs is at the bottom of this post.


The August release is full of cute stamps, of course, but there are also some serious ones in there and solid graphic ones.   There is even something new to YNS, patterned paper!   Woo Hoo!

Let's get right to the 2 cards that I am sharing today.   
Up first is a CAS birthday card featuring the new paper pack from YNS, Swirly Fun, and the new Happy Birthday YNS 2016 stamp set.

YNS Ingredients:   Swirly Fun Paper Pack, Happy Birthday YNS 2016 stamp set, Stitched Rectangle die set

The presents were stamped on the rectangle panel and then Happy Birthday was stamped over it.  The pretty paper on the base is from the new Swirly Fun paper pack.






I have a serious card for you next made using the new Framed Flowers stamp set, Stitched Peekaboo Door and Frame die set, and Whatnot Sentiments Seven stamp set.
YNS Ingredients:  Framed Flowers stamp set, Stitched Peekaboo Door and Frame die set,  Whatnot Sentiments Seven and Stitched Rectangle Die Set

The flowers were stamped on the rectangle panel and then outlined with the die cut frames. 




What would a celebration be without a discount to the YNS Store???   Ummm, I can't even imagine, so check out the discount codes below!!!





Thanks for stopping by today!   Don't forget to leave a comment and then get hopping!  

Smiles,
Julie


Your Next Stamp August Release Preview

This month Your Next Stamp is celebrating 7 years of sharing cute stamps with the world!

Of course that calls for a big party and this month's release is a huge one!  Let's just say there will be balloons and so much more.   Today we are sharing a peek at the new release and tomorrow there will be a blog hop to celebrate.  

You do not want to miss the blog hop because it is full of wonderful guests AND 7 prizes will be given out for random comments.   Yep, SEVEN!!!

Let's take a peek at one of the new sets in action...
The crab and sentiment are from the new stamp set Baking Buddies set Two.   My MISTI helped line up the stamps and then each was colored in with Copics.

Head on over to the Your Next Stamp blog to see the full list of everyone sneaking a peek at the release.

I will see you back here tomorrow - this is one hop you do not want to miss! 


Smiles,
Julie

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Christmas Greeting Tag

Today is CAS Monday...errr, Tuesday.   This week I combined Monday's SCS CAS Christmas in July challenge with the latest TCP Tuesday Challenge Tags!   


TCP is looking for tags.   It could be gift tags, or tags on a card.   Show us your tag creations and you are in the running for a  gift certificate to the TCP store.   Head on over to the TCP blog to link up your creations and to check out all the rules.  You are welcome to keep it CAS too, and also join in at SCS.

For this week, I went with a tag on a card...

TCP Ingredients:  Wreath Building Kit and Toppers CutUps

The tag was created using the Toppers Cutups die and then the wreath was stamped off to the side - layering the stamps to create the wreath. Added a bit of seam binding to the top of the tag and then popped it up on the card base with foam dots.   Easy Peasy, CAS(y)!

So what do you feel like creating this week?  Why don't you take on a challenge?!
  

Smiles,
Julie