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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

Saturday, April 7, 2018

YNS April 2018 New Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the Your Next Stamp April New Release Blog Hop!

The YNS April release is available in the YNS Store right now and we are hopping to fill you with inspiration using all the new stamps, dies and paper!  The full list of blogs is at the very bottom of this post.

This release is so fun, with lots of animals, both magical and domestic!  Fun to look at, fun to work with.

I am starting off with a CAS card that really utilizes the sentiments in the new Photo Booth stamp stamp set.  Although this set was designed to go with the new Photo Booth die set and Polaroid Die, it also works well all on it's own!


YNS Supplies: Photo Booth stamp set


Next is a card with layers and patterned paper, with the mouse from Flowers and Smiles perched on top.
YNS Supplies:  Flowers and Smiles stamp set

Get hopping and do some shopping...Karen is offering a discount in the YNS Store!


Smiles,
Julie



The YNS April 2018 Rocks!

The Your Next Stamp April release is almost here!
Today is the preview...
Tonight at 10 pm est is the start of the blog hop and the new products arrive in the YNS Store.

This release is so much fun!

I am sharing a card made using a few of the new items...
YNS Supplies:  Unicorns Rock stamp and die sets, Photo Booth Die set, Watermelon Party Paper Pad

Eeeks! Are you smiling at these unicorns?   I really love the new Photo Booth Die set.  It makes it easy to fill up your card by creating the perfect layout.   It is inspiration in the form of a die!
I layered the new Watermelon Party paper behind a couple of the squares and then layered the unicorns on top.   To add dimension, part of each unicorn was glued down flat while the other part was popped up with foam dots.

Stop back tonight at 10 pm for the blog hop which offers more inspiration and a chance to win a YNS Store gift certificate.

Smiles,
Julie


Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Spring Floral Fun

It's time for a new TCP Tuesday Challenge and SPRING is in the air!  At least on paper!

I am ready for spring with flowers and the sun! 

TCP Supplies:  Kick Some Grass | Happy


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!
Julie

Thursday, March 22, 2018

A Sweet Feature

Today is March Feature Day on the YNS Blog...stop on by for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice.  Simply leave a comment on the YNS Blog and you will be entered in the draw.

My sugary creation is twice as sweet as it features Sprinkles the bunny and candy!
YNS Supplies: Sprinkles Sugar Rush stamp and die sets | Stitched Rectangle Die set
The floor was sponged on to the cream layer.  To make the jar look like it was clear the floor was also sponged on to it after die cutting it out.  Layer on the die cut candy along with Sprinkles = clean and sweet!

Don't forget to stop by the YNS blog to enter to win!  You could be the lucky winner and inking up Sprinkles or whichever stamp set you choose!

Smiles,
Julie


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

TCP March New Release Blog Hop

We are hopping!  The Cat's Pajamas March New Release is available in the TCP store right now and we are giving you another look at the new stamps and dies in action.


Have you been hopping along?  If yes, then you should have arrived here from Wendy's Blog.  If not, then head on over to the first stop on the hop, Michele's Blog.  

My card features the new What the Froth? stamp set...those snarky cats are back with a couple new friends.



How many people do you know that run on coffee???  Fortunately, no one has shown up where I work on a Monday morning with their slippers still on!

Now it is time to hop on to the final stop on the hop, the TCP blog and a chance to visit Alma!

My card is also for the TCP Tuesday Challenge #344.   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

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

TCP March Release Sneaky Peek Day One - Comment to Win

The Cat's Pajamas Sneaky Peek Week starts right now, right here!!!   Not only do you get to preview the new release, there is also a chance to win a TCP store gift certificate.  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.  


The Cat's Pajamas February release arrives in the The Cat's Pajamas Store next Tuesday.  The question is...Are you in it to win it?  


This release features 3 stamp sets and 3 die sets.  First up is the stamp set Special Delivery with an artistic drawn feel that works so well with water coloring.


Now on to 2 of the new die sets.  For this one the Oval Scroll Duo was run through with a rubber mat to use as an embosser.   A water colored butterfly from the Butterfly Trio die set is laid on top.





Here is third die set, Spring Tag Duo, which is so versatile...not only can it be used for tags but it is perfect for cards too!



The fence and tree were colored up with water color markers and the outer die was used to create a frame.

How about one more project?   The Spring Duo die set was used as a tag on this one with the new Sponsored By stamp set.


A bit of paper piecing on the cups and a strip of polka dots across the bottom decorates a tag to top a bag full of k-cups. 

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, 3/20, 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, March 10, 2018

YNS March 2018 Blog Hop

We are hopping!  The Your Next Stamp March New Release is available in the store right now and to celebrate we are hosting a blog hop.   Hop along using the links at the bottom of this post and you may just win a $25.00 gift certificate to the YNS store.  All you need to do is leave comments along the way.  The more blogs you comment on the greater your odds of being the lucky winner.


This release welcomes 7 new stamp sets with coordinating dies, 6 die sets, 2 paper pads and 1 new gumdrop set!   Chicks, babies, and monsters are among the new cuties available right now.

I have 2 cards to share with you today.  The first features the cutest of chicks which I colored up with water color markers.

YNS Supplies:  Puddles of Fun stamp set

The second card starts with the new Geometrics paper as the card base - this paper is full of yellows, oranges and greens - yellow is one of my faves, so this paper is quickly becoming a fave!


Karen is offering a discount in the YNS Store.  Use the code below to save on your purchase!

Now get hopping and then do a little shopping!

Smiles,
Julie



YNS March New Release Preview

Are you ready?   The Your Next Stamp March new release arrives in the YNS Store tonight at 10 pm.  Right now, I get to share a peek at the release!

Here is Humming By and the new Geometrics paper pad!


The fun continues tonight at 10 pm with the arrival of the new products in the YNS Store and the start of the new release blog hop!


See you later!
Smiles, Julie

Friday, March 9, 2018

YNS Challenge 84 - Baby Style

Have you taken on Your Next Stamp Challenge #84 yet?   There is still time to play along and you may just win a YNS Store gift certificate!
There is a sketch and color combo to choose from, unless you really want to challenge yourself and combine the two!  
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.

I went with the sketch for this week and created a baby card.


YNS Supplies:  Just Plane Amazing stamp and die sets | Stitched Rectangle die set | Stitched Square Die Set | Sweet Baby Paper pad (sneak peek at March release)


Now go get inky and play along!!!

Smiles,
Julie