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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Little Gift

It is Feature Day on the YNS Blog and you could win a stamp set of your choice simply by heading over the YNS Blog and leaving a comment!  Super easy!

Here is my take on the challenge "little ones".  My first thought was a baby card, but then I went with a small card made from the pocket die.   It is topped by a little gnome.



 YNS Supplies: Cute Gnomies stamp and die sets |  Pocket Die set | White Sugar and Sparkle Gumdrops | Scrapworks -Strips die set
The pocket die is still my favorite way to give a gift card and 2 taped together make a great mini card.

Smiles,
Julie

Friday, April 21, 2017

Tweet

Will you be playing along with Your Next Stamp's latest challenge?  Challenges are a great way to get a jump start on crafting.   Plus, the YNS Challenge gives a random prize to one lucky participant!

Head on over to the YNS Blog right now and check out all the challenge details.

I took my inspiration from the sketch and layered on patterned paper.

YNS Supplies:  Tweet News stamp and die sets  Stitched Rectangle Die Set
Here is the sketch and color combo - which one is going to inspire YOU?




Smiles,
Julie

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Cat's Pajamas April Sneaky Peek Day One

Welcome to the TCP Sneaky Peek Week!   Are you ready for new stamps and dies from The Cat's Pajamas?   If so, you do not have to wait much longer.  The April release will be in the TCP store next Tuesday and today I am kicking off Sneaky Peek week.   For each of the next 7 days the design team members will be taking turns sharing creations.


Are you ready?  I have a lot to share with you, from clouds and bunnies to a trio of penguins.  The best part is you may just win a $10.00 TCP store gift certificate simply by leaving a comment on the sneaky peek posts from the team.



Up first is the new stamp set Water Color Basics.   If you love the look of brush strokes then this is the set for you.  It is so easy to add color to your creations with the wide variety of stamps in this set.

TCP Supplies:   Water Color Basics stamp set, sentiment from Wreath Building Kit stamp set

The bunny is back and this time he is flying through the sky in the new stamp set Bunnies in Flight.   I paired up the balloon bunny with a cloud background created using the new Clouds die as a stencil.

TCP Supplies:   Bunnies in Flight stamp set, Clouds and Balloon die set

The next card is all about the dies in the new release.  The Clouds and Balloon die set is great for clean and simple cards.   For this one, the balloons were die cut and then water colored.   The sentiment die Live, Love & Laugh finishes it off.
TCP Supplies:   Live, Love, & Laugh die, Clouds and Balloon die set

The final card is a penguin celebration.   The stamp set Hola Tequila is back for a limited time and quantity.  It is available right now in the TCP store so you will want to grab it before it is gone.

TCP Supplies:  Hola Tequila stamp set

Are you ready for more?   Tomorrow Christine will be sharing peeks.   Stop by and visit her blog to leave a comment for another chance to win!

Smiles,
Julie

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

TCP Sassy Challenge

The TCP TUESDAY Challenge #335 - Sassy is going on right now!   Have you played along yet?  There are so many sassy sentiments from TCP that work well with this challenge, which one will you choose?

  


TCP Supplies:  Bubbles Happen

The stamps were colored up with a rainbow of water color markers.

Join in the challenge with your sassy creation.  Remember, all stamp company products are welcome.   One participant will win a gift certificate to the TCP Store.


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

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

April Dare - Coffee Survival

Head on over to the YNS Blog right now for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice.  It is the April DT Dare and the team was dared to take inspiration from a book.

My inspiration came from Fluffy Chick and Friends by Roger Priddy.
YNS Supplies:  Coffee Chick

The striped borders and chicks tie in to the book.
The card is also for the Coffee Lover's Spring Blog Hop.

Happy stamping and good luck!
Julie

Saturday, April 1, 2017

YNS April Release Blog Hop - A Little Fishy


It's time to HOP HOP HOP!!!   Welcome to the Your Next Stamp April Release Blog Hop!   One lucky commenter will be selected to win a $25.00 gift certificate to the YNS Store.

This release is full of fun stamp sets and cool dies.   One of my favorites is the new aquarium set.   With several fish fanatics in my family, this set will be great for birthday cards and so much more.


YNS Ingredients:  Aquarium Antics stamps and die sets



If you are like me and always on the lookout for new sentiment sets then you will want to check out Whatnot Sentiments Nine.  
YNS Ingredients:  Flower Blossom Trio Die Set, Whatnot Sentiments Set Nine, Black Olive Ink 



What fun would a new release be without a sale???   Now it is time to SHOP SHOP SHOP!

Don't forget to leave a comment before you go...the more blogs you visit on the list below and comment on, the greater your odds of winning a $25.00 gift certificate to the YNS Store!

Have Fun!

Smiles,
Julie



A Colorful Peek at the YNS April Release

Your Next Stamp's April release arrives in the store tonight at 10 pm EST - no joke!

Right now I get to share a preview with you of some of the new items.  

Are you ready for colorful and cute?  

Say "hi" to the new stamp set One in a Chameleon!


The colorful chameleon is on the new tag dies set - Cool Tag set Four.   This is a boxy set, with a wide range of sizes, from the largest as used on my card to a small one that I promise to share soon.

To celebrate the new release we will be hopping at 10 pm EST tonight.   Leave comments along the hop for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp store.

See you later!
-Julie

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

TCP Spring Challenge - Wreath Trio


The TCP TUESDAY Challenge #334 - Spring is going strong!   Have you played along yet?

  


I am sharing a trio of cards created with the newly released Spring Wreath die set.   Cherry blossoms first come to mind for this wreath, but I colored each up differently and added plums to one wreath and peaches to another.


TCP Supplies: Spring Wreath die set,  Simply Stacked Sentiments

My favorite part about this die set is that there is one full wreath die and then an individual flower and fruit as well.   I die cut 4 flowers and fruit, after coloring, a stylus was used to add a bit of dimension.  Each was then adhered to the colored wreath base. 




Join in the challenge with your own spring creation.   One participant will win a gift certificate to the TCP Store.


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

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

YNS Laughter Feature Day

Today on the YNS blog the design team is sharing creations to make you laugh and giving you a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!   Head on over to the YNS blog and leave a comment for a chance to win.

Get ready for an explosion!

This is an explosion box card that folds flat for mailing and then pops up to form a box.  

 The Butterfly box die set created the base for the box, then the rows of clouds were glued in and the characters were added on strips of acetate.

Smiles,
Julie


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Spring has Arrived in the TCP Store

Surprise!   There are NEW spring products in The Cat's Pajamas store right NOW!  We were all so eager to share a new Easter stamp set and 2 die sets with you, so we are not waiting!

The new products fit in perfectly with the new TCP TUESDAY Challenge #334 - Spring!  


I am sharing 2 bright bunny creations using the new die set Easter Bunny and a sentiment from the Happy Easter stamp set. 




The bunny die is the perfect size to fill an A4 card, whether it is as a shaker or simply with the silhouette.  

Join in the challenge with your own spring creation.   One participant will win a gift certificate to the TCP Store.


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.  
Stay tuned for more creations featuring the new Spring release products.  I see cherry blossoms in your future...

Smiles,


Julie

Monday, March 20, 2017

CAS Bunny Hop

This week the SCS CAS team is asking everyone to do the hop...the bunny hop!

I pulled out a PTI set that I bought last year but never got around to inking up.   

Supplies:   PTI Hippity Hoppity stamp and dies, Your Next Stamp Wild Flowers and Grass Border die, Your Next Stamp Circles with Stitching and Piercing Marks die set
Everything was stamped and die cut out of water color paper and then colored up with Zig Brush markers.  This one came together fast.

Get your week off to a CAS start and join in the fun!

Smiles,
Julie

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

TCP Water Challenge

Today's card is for the TCP TUESDAY Challenge #333 - Water!  


Join in the fun with a creation filled with water.  Whether it be a body of water or coffee - anything water related qualifies.   One participant will win a gift certificate to the TCP Store.

TCP Supplies:  Friendship stamp set, Stitched Fly die


To create the frame, the Stitched Fly was die cut and then the word fly was clipped off the frame.

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

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Shades of Spring Monkeys


Head on over to the YNS Blog right now for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice.   All you have to do is leave a comment on the YNS DT Dare post.   This month we were dared to create something around the theme Shades of Spring.   

I went with monkeys, don't they just scream spring?   They are pastel monkeys in a rainbow of colors after all!

  YNS Supplies:  Stacked With Fun stamp set |  Stacked With Fun dies  | Flip Up Window die set



Smiles,
Julie

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Your Next Stamp March Blog Hop



We are hopping in celebration of all the new stamps, dies, paper, and gumdrops available in the YNS store right now.   

My favorite set from this release is Stacked with Fun.   It is full of animals ready to perch on presents, but these animals can be used in so many different ways.


Up first, are a couple of the animals added to the new Little Ledges dies.


YNS Supplies:  Stacked Animals stamp and die sets, Little Ledges Die set, Enchanted Gumdrops

Next, the animals are topping the new Mini Popcorn Box.
YNS Supplies:  Stacked Animals stamp and die sets, Mini Popcorn Box die, Happy Spring Paper Pad
The animals were added directly to the top of the popcorn boxes.  Each animal is held in place by sandwiching the box between the colored animal and a solid animal die cut.



Now is the time to shop!  Take advantage of the discount code below on your entire purchase.


Be sure to leave a comment and then hop on to the next stop using the full list below.   The more blogs you visit and comment on, the greater the odds of winning a YNS Store gift certificate.

Smiles,
Julie


YNS March Preview - Let's Do Takeout

It's preview day at Your Next Stamp!  The new release hits the YNS Store tonight and today we get to give you a sneak peek.




Inside the window is the rest of the sentiment and something very true if I am the one cooking...

Stop back tonight at 10 pm to join in the new release fun.   We will be hosting a blog hop with a prize!
To see the rest of the previews, head on over to the YNS Blog for the full list.

Smiles,
Julie

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Floral Hello

As promised I have a second card combining the SCS CAS spring challenge with the TCP TUESDAY Challenge #332 - Word Up!




This one is all flowers - the Sketchy Flowers set is one of my faves.
TCP Supplies:  Sketchy Flowers Stamp set and Hello There Die

There is still one week left to join in the fun!  Plus, 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

Monday, February 27, 2017

Spring and Words with TCP

Today's card combines the SCS CAS spring challenge with the TCP TUESDAY Challenge #332 - Word Up!


Have you played along with either challenge yet?  

TCP has so many wonderful word dies to choose from and plenty of spring filled stamps too!  It made combining the 2 challenges easy.  In fact, I will be back tomorrow with another card for the challenges.


TCP Supplies:  The Cat's Pajamas Sending You Stamp set and Kick Some Grass stamp set, Sending Die

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

Friday, February 24, 2017

Floral Inspiration

If you are looking for a way to pass the time this weekend then join in Your Next Stamp's 58th challenge.   You may just win a YNS Store gift certificate!

There is a sketch and color combo to choose from.   I went with the sketch and a touch of water coloring.

YNS Supplies:  Flower Ink Splatter | Waddles Gardening Fun stamps and die sets | Premium Dye Ink Pad - Black Olive


This is an abstract take on the sketch, using stamps for each of the shapes.  Get creative, so long as we can see the basic elements you will be in the running for the YNS gift certificate.

Smiles,
Julie