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Sunday, July 5, 2015

YNS July Blog Hop - HOP hop HOP




Hi there everyone and welcome to the Your Next Stamp July New Release Blog Hop!
If you have not already started your happy dance then get it going because all the new stamps and dies are available in the store right now.   

The blog hop starts at our July Guest Francine's blog so head on over there to kick it off.   Check out the full list of blog hop participants at the bottom of this post.   The more blogs you visit and leave a comment on the greater your odds of winning a $20 gift certificate to the YNS Store.  Woo Hoo!  You have until July 7th at midnight EST to leave your comments.


So what is all the excitement about?   The new release is full of sweet critters and a whole lot more!  Rainbows, flowers, penguins and a clown are just a few things new to the store today.   There are so many new stamps and dies that I can't list them all.  You will just have to visit all the blogs on the hop and then head on over to the YNS store to check it all out!

 My favorite new set is called Sticky Note and it does not have anything to do with office supplies...check out the FROGS!!!   Frogs are a fave in my household, we have a menagerie of animals, including a couple tree frogs.   They definitely stick to the glass walls of their tank.   Fun fact, did you know that frogs don't drink water?  They absorb it through their skin.   With 2 young sons we are constantly reading and learning about animals.

Here is my card featuring one of the frogs from Sticky Note.   I am going for the look of a poison dart frog with this one (I had a 7 year old consultant assist with the proper colors!).
YNS Ingredients:  Sticky Note Stamp Set, Stitched Squares Die SetScrapworks - Strips Die Set

My card is based on the latest SCS sketch.

Up next is a card featuring the new floral background stamp - Flower Splatter.   
YNS Ingredients:  Word Critters - Exotic Animals stamp set, Flower Splatter Stamp, Stitched Fishtail Tags Two Die Set

I misted watercolor paper with water and then stamped the flowers on it to give it a smudged/blurry result.   Once it dried a bit I stamped the flowers a second time randomly.  The tag features the armadillo and sentiment from the new set Word Critters - Exotic Animals.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Have fun hopping and now is the time to also do the shopping as Karen is offering a discount in the store!


Smiles,
Julie

36 comments:

  1. Great job on the coloring and layering of your card.my favourite color too

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  2. Oh your poison dart frog looks amazing! Glad your consultant was there to help you out!

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  3. Love the frog and the fabulous background stamp.

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  4. Love the pretty colors in your card!

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  5. Such cute cards. Love them both....thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  6. Oh wow! I love the bokah look to the flowere card and the vivid blue frog is fabulous!

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  7. Such great inspiration! Love the new background stamp!

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  8. I love the frog stamp and the way you colored him blue.

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  9. Love your colouring on the frog and leaf...both cards very inspiring xx

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  10. Adorable cards! I love the frog card!! Love the color palette!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting With Creative M

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  11. LOVE this new set! Beautiful cards....Love them both ♥

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  12. Beautiful cards! Love the colors☺

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  13. Great cards. And yes, I'm falling in love with Sticky Notes, too!

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  14. Very nice cards,,,,, I love how you did the flower card :)

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  15. I love frogs! Great job on both cards!

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  16. Love the vivid rainforest frog and the soft, sweet floral stamp!

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  17. Cute , love the first one with the frog. Nice for a man card !

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  18. Ooo - I like that flower splatter! Great cards!

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  19. What an adorable card. I just love the frog.

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  20. You and your 7 year old assistant nailed the frog card! I love both, the layering and coloring. Well done!!! The Flower Splatter card is precious too. Well done!!

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  21. *happy dance* Both awesome cards in the Julie style! xo

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  22. Just lovin' these frogs! Great card!!! :)

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  23. Ohhhh I love all of the blue on this card! So glad you had an assistant to get those colors just right and I love the little freckles on this awesome frog!! The water color effect on the 2nd card is just beautiful! Great job ~ thanks for sharing :-)

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  24. I'm in love with both the tree frog and flower spatter stamps. Beautiful cards!

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  25. Both cards are nicely finished. Love the tree frog especially.

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  26. Both cards are fabulous--love how you colored the frog.

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  27. Fantastic job on the frog! It looks like I have another stamp set to add to my wish list! I also love the idea of combining both "watercolour" and regular stamping on the same card to give a different effect! Thanks for the inspirations and the chance to win! :0)

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  28. I love the second card. The colors are so pretty and the flowers look great.
    The frog is wonderful. The coloring is bold and he's so alive looking.
    thanks for sharing two great cards.

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  29. Of course, these are both adorable!! The frogs is adorable and quite beautiful in that blue. LOVE the second card and how you used those flower splatter. Plus, that little guy may be an armadillo, but he looks just like the lizard from Rapunzel (and is the best part of the movie as far as I am concerned).

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  30. Both of your cards are awesome love the colors you have used.

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  31. Wonderful cards...great to have little scoence experts to help make these images so realistic!

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  32. Love the cards you made, especially the frog. Great colouring in.

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  33. Such adorable cards! My YNS Wishlist is growing at every hop in this blog hop! Love them all!

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