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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Your Next Stamp Feature Day - Stamp Combo

Head on over to the YNS Blog for a chance to comment to win a stamp set of your choice.
Today is the last day to comment, so don't delay!

The team is sharing creations combining  2 or more stamp sets.
My card features Waddles and a tree from the Funny Forest Critter set.
YNS Supplies:  Waddles to the Rescue stamp and die sets | Funny Forest Critter Crew | For the Boys paper pad
Smiles,
Julie

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Floral Duo

Today on the Your Next Stamp blog you have the chance to comment to win a stamp set of your choice!   It is our June DT Dare and we are sharing more creations featuring products from the June new release.

The team was dared to create something around the theme "just for you".   This release was full of appropriate sentiments and I decided to pair one of those up with the new Flower Garden die set.
YNS Supplies:  Flower Garden Die Set, Stitched Square die set, Stitching marks Circles die set, Circle die set, Bugs and Kisses stamp set (sentiment), Cute Little Shopping Bag die set

I started off by die cutting the flowers and then I colored up each with Zig Water color brush markers. 

Now head on over to the YNS blog and leave a comment for a chance to win!  Good Luck!

Smiles,
Julie

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Ap'PARROT'ly it is the Your Next Stamp June Release Blog Hop

Welcome of the Your Next Stamp June new release blog hop!

This release is full of cuteness and there are also some great basics including a new large sentiment set.  
Whatnot Sentiments Set Ten, Box Full of Cuteness stamps and dies

This next set is for all the parrot heads out there!
Parrot-dise stamp and die sets, Tropical Paradise Gumdrops, Puffy Cloud Die

Plus, what fun would a release be without a sale in the YNS Store???!!!  Use the code below to save!


Now it is time to hop on.   The more blogs you visit and comment on, the greater your odds of winning a $25.00 gift certificate to the YNS Store!  Scroll on down for the full list of blog hop participants and then get hopping!

Smiles,
Julie


YNS June Sneak Peek - Saturday Rescue

It is almost time for the June release from Your Next Stamp!   The new release will be available in the store tonight at 10pm EST and we will be celebrating with a blog hop with a prize!

As for right now, how would you like a sneak peek June release?

I hope you answered YES because here it comes!

Little Darling Superheroes to the rescue!


The team and guests are all sharing peeks today so head on over to the YNS Blog to see the full list.

Be sure to stop back tonight for the hop and a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate to the YNS Store.

Smiles,
Julie

Friday, June 2, 2017

Color Combo Craze

Have you played along with Your Next Stamp challenge #65 yet?  There is a sketch and color combo to choose from, something for everyone.

I am typically a sketch challenge type of gal.   Give me a layout to draw inspiration from and get the ideas started and I am happy.   That's why going with the color combo for a second challenge in a row is so unusual.   It could be that I was drawn to these colors because aqua is my fave.
YNS Supplies: Tweetie Bird home Die Set | Stitched Square Die Set | Puffy Cloud Border Die set 



Play along for a chance to win a gift certificate to the YNS Store!  Link up your own take on the colors or sketch on the YNS blog.

Smiles,
Julie

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Welcome Aboard the TCP May Blog Hop


Today The Cat's Pajamas design team is hosting a blog hop sharing a recap of all the water related stamps and dies released in May.   You should have arrived here from Wendy's blog, the first stop on the hop.  If not, head on over there and check out Wendy's creation.

Today also kicks off the new month long TCP Tuesday challenge #336 Sand, Sea & Sky!   Now you have longer to play along for a chance to win a TCP store gift certificate, plus the prize has increased - woo hoo!


My card features the pirate from the stamp set Bunnies at Sea, with the Beaches die creating the waves at the bottom.

TCP Supplies:  Bunnies at Sea and Beaches die set
Here are the deets
  1. Every Release 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, 11:55 EDT the day 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 day after the challenge ends, the winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $50

So what will you be creating?   We can't wait to see!

Now head on over to Brenda's blog as she is the next stop on the hop!

Smiles, Julie 

Saturday, May 27, 2017

TCP Beach Release Sneaky Peek Giveaway

It's Sneaky Peek Week at The Cat's Pajamas!
The May release will be in the TCP store on Tuesday and each day leading up to it the team is sharing peeks and chances to win TCP prizes!

Today is my day to share peeks at the new goodies!   Leave a comment on this post today and you will be entered to win a TCP store gift certificate.  The winner will be announced on the TCP blog tomorrow.

Get ready to head to the beach because this release is full of water themed stamps and dies.

I am all about the cute, but sometimes you need elegant and classic.   The new Doodled Shells stamp set is perfect for when you need a quick and classy card.  The shells are intricate, full of detail that has almost a lacy look that I am drawn to.


The shells were randomly stamped on the card base and the sentiment was layered over it.   It is topped off by the star fish from the new Shells die set.  The dies cut easily and retain all the detail.   The circles on the star are embossed.

Up next is cute, cause you can always use cute, especially when there is a bunny involved!  Bunnies at Sea is going to be on your wish list.


The line of water was created by using the new beaches die as a stencil.

Finally, a tag using the Beaches die to create a wave of color, with a sentiment from Bunnies at Sea.

Does this release have you dreaming of the beach?  Only a few more days until you can head to the TCP store and grab all these great beach themed products.






Smiles,
Julie

Monday, May 22, 2017

Soda Inspiration

Today on the Your Next Stamp blog the team is sharing their takes on artists.  It is Feature Day with a chance for you to win a stamp set of your choice by commenting on the YNS Blog post.  

I took my inspiration from Andy Warhol's Coca Cola paintings.

YNS Supplies: Happy Meal stamp set | Holly Berry Red Ink Pad | Gumdrops

My MISTI came in handy for lining up the soda bottles.  Each bottle is colored up with Zig Water Color Brush markers and then topped off by a bit of sparkly bubbles.

This card is also for the SCS CAS Memorabilia challenge.  

We also have a surprise for you, Karen is offering a YNS Store discount in celebration of her son's birthday!   Use the code below to get the discount.
Now head on over to the YNS Blog and comment to win by May 24th!

Smiles,
Julie

Friday, May 19, 2017

YNS Challenge 64

My take on Your Next Stamp's latest challenge is based on the colors and it is clean and simple.
YNS Supplies: Butterfly Border Die | Whatnot Sentiments Nine stamp set | Gumdrops

The Butterfly Border Die bisects the front panel, with color layered directly on the card base.  It is topped off with a few gumdrops around the sentiment.

Link up your own take on the sketch or color combo on the YNS Blog.

Smiles,
Julie

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

YNS May Gumdrop Dare

Today the Your Next Stamp team and guests were dared to create a project featuring gumdrops and the new May release products.
We accepted the dare and that means you could be entered in the draw simply by leaving a comment on the YNS DT Dare post.  It is truly as easy as that!


YNS Supplies: Phoebe and Pets stamp set | Phoebe and Pets die set | Heart and Dot Gumdrops | Mini Ink Splatter stamp

The critters from the new set Phoebe and Pets are stacked up for an epic celebration.  The new Heart and Dot gumdrops are adding a bit of dimension over the ink splatters.

Stop on by the YNS Blog and leave a comment for your chance to win.

Smiles,
Julie

Saturday, May 6, 2017

YNS May New Release Blog Hop

This month Your Next Stamp's new release is full of smiles, critters, trucks, tools, and so much more that it is too much to list...that means you will just need to HOP to see it all!


Welcome to the May New Release Blog Hop!  The best part about this hop is that not only do you get to see all the new products you also have the chance to win a YNS Store Gift Certificate.   All you need to do is leave a comment on the blogs in the hop.   The full list is at the bottom of this post.  The more blogs you visit and coment on, the greater your odds of winning!

My first card is one of the most difficult type for me to make...a "guy" card!  The new Nailed It set makes it easier because there are lots of sentiments and stamps to choose from.



Next up is Phoebe and Pets combined with the Tweet Home die set.

The bird cage from the Phoebe set is hung from the die cut branch from the Tweet Home die set.   The branch, flowers and leaves are from the die set.   Each was die cut from water colored paper and colored up with water color brush markers.

Now is the time to hop on to the next stop.  I know there are so many great projects on this hop, so you do not want to miss a stop.

At the very end, you will want to check out all the new items in the YNS Store.   Be sure to take advantage of the discount code below as you fill your cart with cuteness!



Smiles,
Julie

YNS May Preview - Smiles All Around

Today I get to share a peek at the new stamps available in the Your Next Stamp store tonight at 10 pm EST.

Get ready for smiles, because this release is full of them!   The first smile is courtesy of the stamp set Phoebe and Pets!   Yes, a new Phoebe set, definitely cause for celebration.

YNS Supplies:  Phoebe and Pets Stamp Set
This card features just 3 stamps from the set, there are a bunch of cute animals to choose from.  Once again those water color brush markers are making an appearance.  

Join us tonight at 10 pm EST for the new release blog hop!

Smiles,
Julie

Friday, May 5, 2017

Bird Banner Celebration

Will you be playing along with Your Next Stamp's latest challenge?  How would you like to win a gift certificate to the YNS Store?

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

I took my inspiration from the sketch and flipped it on it's side.
YNS Supplies:  Word Critters Collection - Gardening Birds stamp set | Word Critters Collection - Gardening Birds die set |  Stripe-tastic Diagonal Edge Die | Stitched Rectangle Die Set




Smiles,
Julie

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

TCP April New Release Blog Hop

Welcome to The Cat's Pajamas April New Release Blog Hop!
This hop is a chance to take another look at all the new stamps and dies available in the TCP store right now!

Did you arrive here from Christine's blog?  If not, the hop starts on Jessie's blog, so head there now.

I am sharing a pop up box made with 3 of the new release products: Clouds in Motion, Watercolor Basics, and Bunnies in Flight.
TCP Supplies:  Clouds in Motion, Watercolor Basics, Bunnies in Flight
The Clouds in Motion Die was used to create the cloud dividers inside the box.   One of the paint splotches from Watercolor Basics added the texture to the clouds and flaps.   Last but certainly not least, the Nordic bunny and sentiments are from the fun new set Bunnies in Flight.  The bunny and 'begin' sentiment are attached to the clouds using acrylic strips.
  

In addition to the design team's new release hop, there is a Spring Customer hop starting today too!   Link up your own TCP creation for a chance to win a TCP store gift certificate.   All the details are on the TCP blog.

Now hop along to the final stop on the hop, Alma and the TCP blog!   Then, you can shop, shop, shop!

Smiles,
Julie

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