Sunday, December 4, 2016

YNS December Year in Review Blog Hop

This month the Your Next Stamp design team is hosting a Year in Review Blog hop.   The design team has put together a great line up sharing projects featuring products released during 2016.   There will not be a new release this month, but there are still plenty of fun stamps and dies in the YNS Store.

Of course we will be rewarding one lucky commenter with a $25.00 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp store!!!  The more blogs you comment on along the hop the greater your odds of winning.   Leave a comment by 12/6 to be entered in the draw, the winner will be announced on the YNS blog on 12/8.


This is a blog HOP, so I went with none other than Sprinkles the sweet bunny (or trouble maker depending on what she gets in to!).

YNS Supplies:  Sprinkles Sugar Rush stamp set, Gumdrops, Sprinkles Sugar Rush Die set, Stitched Rectangle die set, Fishtail/Banner One Die setBlack Olive Premium Dye Ink Pad, Holly Berry Red Premium Dye Ink Pad, Winter Plaids Paper Pad
Sprinkles Sugar Rush is one of my favorite stamp sets released this year.  We have a pet bunny at my house, Chloe and using this set always makes me think of her.   Another fave on this card is the plaid paper - the blue and red color combo gets me every time.

My card is based on Sketch Saturday challenge #441.

Now get hopping, but don't forget to leave a comment before you go!   There are so many wonderful creations from my team mates, you won't want to miss a single stop on the hop.

Smiles,
Julie


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Building a Snowman

Have you played along with challenge #328 on The Cat's Pajamas Blog yet?  This time around the theme is snow - snowmen, snowflakes, snowbanks, which type of snow will you choose? All stamps are welcome to join in the fun and you may just win a gift certificate to the TCP store!


Do you sometimes start off with one idea for a card in your head and then end up going the complete opposite direction?   That is this card.   Somehow colorful, bright and cheery turned in to monochromatic.  While flipping through papers the polka dots refused to be put to the side!


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

Sunday, November 27, 2016

TCP Sale

Everything in The Cat's Pajamas store is on sale right now!

Take advantage of the sale through Monday to save on everything on your wish list!

Have fun shopping!
-Julie

Friday, November 25, 2016

Ugly Sweater Season

Your Next Stamp has a new challenge starting today!   Join in the fun for a chance to win a gift certificate to the YNS Store.

Do you own an ugly holiday sweater?   I don't own one, but I do own the YNS stamp set!
Pair that with the new Winter Knits paper pad and it is a match made in holiday heaven.
 YNS Supplies: Ugly Sweater stamp and die sets | Winter Knits paper pad | Scrapwork Strips die set | Holly Berry Red ink pad

Head on over to the YNS blog and play along.

Smiles, Julie

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

YNS Sale

Start your holiday shopping today!   Save at Your Next Stamp with the "It's Almost Black Friday Sale"!!!



Note:  Free Shipping does not apply during this sale - flat rate fee of $10 will be applied to orders over $75 in Canada and US.
Sale applies to in stock YNS products only

Have fun shopping!
-Julie

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Thanksgiving Placecards

Today on the Your Next Blog the design team is sharing tags of all different shapes and sizes.   Head on over there for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice.   All you need to do is leave a comment on the YNS Feature Day blog post for a chance to win.

Sooooo I admit, I stretched the idea of tags just a bit and made name tags of a sort, aka place cards.

Waddles will add just a bit of fun to the Thanksgiving table this year!

Smiles,
Julie

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Cocoa Hugs

Head on over to the YNS blog for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice.   Simply leave a comment on the November Design Team Dare post to be entered.

The Dare this month is Winter Fun and I am sharing Cocoa Hugs!   What better way to warm up from the cold then with a cup of cocoa?

Hot Cocoa Hugs stamp set |  Woodlands Paper Pack | Circles with Stitching and Piercing Marks die set

My Card is based on Sketch Saturday #437.

Smiles,
Julie  

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Stars and the Sea

We are seeing stars over on The Cat's Pajamas Blog!  The new challenge starts today and the theme is stars.  All stamps are welcome to join in the fun and you may just win a gift certificate to the TCP store!


TCP Supplies:  Aye, Aye Captain stamp set

This card takes me back to one of my favorite color combos, light green, ocean tides and aqua mist.  The bunny was stamped on water color paper and then colored up with Zig Water color brush markers.   The star background on the card base was created using the 3 mini stars in the Aye,Aye, Captain stamp set.   The sentiment on the strip was an add on after I stamped it crooked directly on the panel - I had to find a way to hide the mistake.


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.  There is also a customer winter blog hop going on right now - join in by November 19th for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the TCP store.

Smiles,
Julie

Saturday, November 5, 2016

YNS November New Release Blog Hop

The Your Next Stamp November release is available in the YNS store right now!  We are hopping and you may just with a $25.00 gift certificate to the YNS store if you hop along and leave comments along the way.  The full list of participants is at the very bottom of this post.  The more blogs you visit and comment on the greater your odds of being the lucky winner.



This release is full of winter fun with a variety of stamps and dies.

The new Sports Fanatics set has 2 skates to choose from and numerous sentiments.   This set will work for scrap booking and a variety of cards.  Several members of my extended family enjoy ice hockey, so this set is going to see a lot of use.
YNS Ingredients:  Sports Fanatics Skating Fun stamp set, Sports Fanatics Skating Fun Die Set, and Stitched Square Die Set
I went with a masculine take on this set.   That sentiment almost makes me feel like I am swearing on my blog!  The background was made with water color markers, slightly brighter than the color of the hockey team I had in mind.
There are so many other ways this set could be used.  I can just see the male and female skates linked together for a love card!  


Up next is clean and simple quilting!  I love quilting so I am excited about the new die set Scrapworks Diamonds and Triangles.
YNS Ingredients:  Holiday Postage stamp set, Scrapworks Diamonds and Triangles die set, Stitched Rectangle die set, Holly Berry Red Ink
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I have been waiting for a die set like this for awhile.   Paper quilting was popular years ago using punches.  The dies are even better because each gives the true look of  quilting with the stitched marks.   I am having so much fun playing with this new set and I find myself on Pinterest searching for quilt patterns to recreate.   Right now my desk is covered in triangles and I am working on an 8" x 10" project.   

Karen is offering 20% off everything in the YNS Store.   Use the code below to take advantage of the discount.


Ready, set, get hopping and shopping!

Smiles,
Julie


YNS November Preview - Waddles

How would you like a peek at the Your Next Stamp November release?  
If you answered YES then you are in the right spot!   Today is preview day and the new release will be in the store tonight at 10 pm EST.
Head on over to the Your Next Stamp Blog to see everyone sharing a peek today.

Then stay tuned for 10 pm tonight to shop in the store and hop from blog to blog for a chance to win a YNS Store Gift Certificate!

There is a new Waddles in this release and he having tons of winter fun.

What other treats are included in this release?   Check it out tonight at 10 pm and join in the blog hop!

Smiles, Julie