Friday, May 31, 2013

CSAYL - Anything Goes with LRD

This week's Christmas Stampin' All Year Long challenge is ANYTHING GOES!  Now is the time to get started with your Christmas crafts - Be sure to check out the CSAYL blog for all the details and to play along!

We are sponsered by Limited Runs Digis!

I played with Limited Runs Digi's Christmas Tags and made...are you ready?  Christmas tags! 

The sentiments on the circle tags are just too cute!  I intentionally did not check off the statuses yet - Naughty, Nice, In will depend on whose present these go!  My tags are a little bigger than standard tags - 3" x 5", but I wanted something substantial for larger gift bags.  These came together quickly even with just a bit of sewing.
Thanks for stopping by!

Details:  Image - LRD Christmas Tags, CS - PTI, PP - Simple Stories, Ribbon - PTI, dimensionals, Cuttlebug and Sizzix embossing folders, and Dies - YNS Fishtail.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

LMMS - Sketch

The latest Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge is my absolute favorite type of challenge - A Sketch.  Whoo Hoo!!!

Here is my card featuring one of those Sunbonnet cuties created by Jodi from Bugaboo that is now in rubbah - Sunbonnet Fishing 2.

Here is the great sketch so you can play along...
I kept to the sketch besides adding a banner at the bottom for the sentiment.
Be sure to check out the Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog to see all the wonderful creations from my teammates!!!  Plus you can find all the rules and that is where you need to link up!


Details:  Stamp - LMMS Sunbonnet Fishing 2, CS - PTI, Cuttlebug EF, Dies - YNS Banner and Fish from Whatnots Back to School, Sentiment - YNS Happy Days Sentiment Set, Copics and Momento Ink.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

You Can Swim Your Own Way

It is time to play along with Your Next Stamp's Tasty Tuesday inspiration...why don't you play along too? You could win a YNS Gift Certificate!
Here is May's fun inspiration...
I was inspired by the layout.  The great thing about an inspiration photo is that there are so many different takes - the colors, the images, the texture or the layout to name just a few.
 My card features some of my favorite YNS products - of course my absolute #1 fave is the Fishtail/Banner Die set, plus the Whatnot Die Set - Back to School (lots of goodies in that set) and the Skinny Font Alpha clear set.
Be sure to play along! There are so many great stamps and dies from YNS to choose from if you win the gift certificate!!!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

What's Up?

It's Sunday and I am here sharing another pig.  This time around I kept Hambo's Floating Pig as it comes - with the pig just above the flowers and colored away with copics.  Matted the image on black and then popped it up before putting it on the card base.  The final touch was adding a few clouds using Your Next Stamp's Cloud Dies and running them thru a Cuttlebug embossing folder. 
This week's Hambo Hoedown Challenge is to make up your own sentiment - Challenge #116.  I created the sentiment using Your Next Stamp's skinny font alphabet clear set (ackkkk - you have to check out the font on this - fun, fun, fun!).  In retrospect, I should have popped the "p" to line up with the rest of the letters, but alas when you stamp right on your colored image sometimes you just have to roll with the results!

Friday, May 24, 2013

CSAYL - Non-traditional Christmas Colors

Time for a little Christmas...
This week's CSAYL challenge is to use non-traditional Christmas colors on your creation!

Our sponsor this week is Fred She Said with a $15 gift certificate to the store for one participant!

I played with Winter Westie again this week, this image always makes me smile because I have a westie, mine is named Bolt!

Be sure to head over to the CSAYL blog to check out all the creations by the design team and play along!


Details: Image - Fred She Said, CS - PTI and SU, Cuttlebug embossing folder, YNS Insta Love Polaroid Die, copics and dimensionals.

YNS Release Recap

Today the DT is sharing more creations featuring all the new stamps and dies that were released on Wednesday.  Have you been shopping yet?  Don't forget that there are lots of specials in the store and a blog hop that is still going on.  Be sure to check out this post on the YNS Blog for all the details!

I am sharing a CAS layout featuring's a card for the guys so no embellies and just a bit of patterened paper, plaid of course from Simple Stories!   I did pull out my Fish Tail dies (who am I kidding, I don't ever put those dies away ;>) ALERT - the fish tail dies are on sale for $12 - I recommend heading over to the store right now!!! ) and the sentiment is from the Happy Day Sentiments clear set (I am getting alot of use out of this one too!).
Based on sketch #62 from Merry Monday (yes, not a Christmas card, but I wanted to give credit!).

That's it for today.  Be sure to check out the rest of the DT's creations.  There is a linky on the YNS Blog to make sure you see it all!  Enjoy your Friday and be sure to get hopping and shopping!


Thursday, May 23, 2013

Bugaboo + Little Miss Muffet Release

New rubber stamps are being released today at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and there is a special twist with this release!   Jodie, from Bugaboo Stamps, has designed some exclusive Sunbonnet Rubber Stamps for Little Miss Muffet Stamps!!!  Today we get to share these SWEET stamps with you. Plus, to add to the fun, we're also releasing a rather fabulous new Birds on a Wire Die too.

Now, what better way to celebrate than with a blog hop???!!!  Little Miss Muffet and Bugaboo are joining together in the celebration so you can see these great stamps in action and have a chance to win prizes!!!  The more blogs you comment on the greater your chance of winning...
One randomly drawn winner, will receive a $30 Gift Card to spend at Bugaboo Stamps
Two randomly drawn winners, will receive a Fancy Sunbonnet Miss Muffet Stamp, plus, a random Little Miss Muffet Rubber Stamp
Four randomly drawn winners, will receive a random Little Miss Muffet Stamp

Did you arrive here from Jo's Blog?  If so, then you are on track.  If not, head over to Jodie's Blog, which is the start of the hop.

Note, the Blog Hop will close at 8pm, Central time on Sunday 26 May.

My card features Little Miss Muffet...Head to the What's New! section at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and check out Little Miss Muffet and all the other new cuties.  There are lots of specials, so now is the time to shop!

So, are you ready to hop?

Have fun...

Julie "E"

Here's your Hop List, if you get lost, you can pop back here, at any time, to help find your place...


Julie E


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

YNS May Relese Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Your Next Stamp's May New Release Blog Hop!  This release is full of new stamps and dies that will have you tweeting and smiling of course!  Plus, guess what???  You can find all of the new goodies HERE at the Your Next Stamp Store right now!  Yep, no need to wait, once you finish the hop you can SHOP!!!

You should be arriving here from Lisette's blog.  If not, then be sure to head to Susan's Blog to start at the beginning of the hop.  I don't want you to miss any of the fun!  Make sure you hop around to all of the blogs featured in the link list below for lots of inspiration using the new products! If you leave a comment on all of the blogs, you will be entered to win a $20.00 YNS gift certificate! The lucky winner will be announced on the Your Next Stamp Blog May 25th.

I have 2 cards to share with you today and each features one of the new bird sets.  First up is Dynamic Duo - although they don't have super powers this pair does have the cuteness factor!
The Dynamic Duo set includes the image and 4 sentiments.  There are some other YNS goodies on my card - the Fish Tail dies which are my absolute fave and the Insta Love Polaroid die.  The LO and all those layers were inspired by Retro Sketches #64, plus my card is for the Crafty Catz 3-2-1 Challenge (3 banners, 2 birds and 1 button!) and Simply Create Too's 37th Challenge, Anything Goes~

Card #2 is soft and tweet (sorry, I could not resist) featuring Flower Bush Robin.  The sentiments are from Dynamic Duo.  My card is for Pause Dream Enjoy's 10th Challenge -Happy_________ - Happy BIRD-Day of course and Crafter's Cafe Mom/Woman Challenge #16, with lace, flowers and the color pink, this one will definitely be sent to a female.
Karen is offering some awesome hop specials so make sure you take advantage of these great deals!
Now it's time to head over to Maureen's blog.  Thanks for stopping by today and happy hopping and shopping!


Monday, May 20, 2013

Everyone's Tweeting About It!

Don't miss out. 

Be sure to stop back on Wednesday, May 22nd when new stamps and dies will be arriving at Your Next Stamp!
The Design Team will be hosting a blog hop and of course there will be prizes - what better way to celebrate???!!!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

A Flying Pig

Ahhh pigs. Cute or stinky? You choose. I am going with cute today and the pig I colored up has not been playing in the mud.

Isn't he a darling? I started searching for pig images because I am helping a friend make 50 pig cards.  Her SIL who LOVES pigs is turing 50! This one is Floating Pig from Hambo. In addition to finding the digi stamp, I also found the Hambo Hoedown Challenge which gives every participant a free digi! This week's Hoedown challenge is to use punches, so I pulled out my corner rounder punch. My card is based on Deconstructed Sketch #101 - what a great sketch this week, it made creating easy!

Smiles, Julie

Details: Image - Hambo, Floating Pig, Sentiment - Your Next Stamp Awesome Journal Words, Banner Dies - YNS, Copics, CS - PTI, Momento Ink, and Cloud Embossing folder from SU.

Friday, May 17, 2013


Have you started making Christmas cards yet?  Now is the time to start!  This week's CSAYL challenge is to be inspired by a Christmas carol!

Our challenge this week is sponsored by:

There will be 3 winners from today’s challenge and each one will win 2 digis from our sponsor.


Here is my card featuring Snow Race.  I took inspiration from the song Winter Wonderland.

Start singing and play along.  Check out the rest of the DT's creations and all the rules on the CSAYL blog!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

An Awesome Color Combo from LMMS

Are you looking for a new challenge?  What about a color challenge from LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS?  Red, White and Kraft OR stamp and color on kraft - which will you choose?  

Which did I choose? 

Well, it is pretty obvious now that you saw the picture that I went with the color combo and colored up Sonny Honeycloud Poetry.  Don't tell my boss that I threw in a little yellow and blue too.  If you sneak a little of other colors on your creation I will keep it on the down low! 

My card lo is based on a Blog Named Hero May sketch.
Have fun crafting and be sure to check out the rules and the rest of team's creations on the LITTLE MISS MUFFET Blog. Play along and you may just win a prize!
Pssttt...Join us on the FACEBOOK FAN PAGE and keep up to date with everything Little Miss Muffet related. Barbara has promised a FREEBIE when we reach 200 followers, so tell your friends too!!


Details:  Stamp - LMMS Sonny Honeycloud Poetry, Sentiment - Your Next Stamp Awesome Journal Words, CS - PTI, Your Next Stamp Dies - Banners and Paperclip from Whatnot School set, Copics, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, DMC floss, button from my stash, and glossy accents on the glasses.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Penguin Party

Today I am sharing a card I made using the sketch from Bugaboo's #137 sketch challenge

What a great sketch, it really made this a quick card to make!


Details:  Image - Bugaboo Birthday Penguin-Cake, CS - PTI, Colored CS - Carta Bella, Ink - Momento, Copics, Dies - YNS Star from Whatnot set and Banner, CB embossing Folder and a button from my stash.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

YNS' May Tasty Tuesday

It is time to play along with Your Next Stamp's Tasty Tuesday inspiration...why don't you play along too? You could win a YNS Gift Certificate!
Here is May's fun inspiration...
I was inspired by the colors and the clouds.
The pig and sentiments are from the Gordon the Pig set, what a cutie! My card also features the Insta Love Polaroid Die and a Fishtail/Banner Die!
Be sure to play along!  There are so many great stamps and dies from YNS to choose from if you win the gift certificate.  Have you noticed I use the banner die on almost EVERYTHING?  It would be a great addition to your crafting supplies - just sayin' :>)  Plus the new clear sentiments are theeee best!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Ice Cream is SUMMER

Fun Friday - wooo hooo!  Fun Friday is Your Next Stamp inspiration time! Each month the design team is given a theme...this month is SUMMER.  Each Friday we share creations related to the theme with you. 

Spring really has not yet fully arrived where I live, but I can still dream of summer.  The beach, the sun and ICE CREAM CONES!  I admit, I already had my first cone of the season this week...that's what happens when you take 2 five year olds grocery shopping.  We ended up with cones and 2 different types of ice cream in our cart.

Stop by the YNS blog for more SUMMER creations and to say hi!


Details: YNS Stamps - Cool Beach Owl and Happy Day Sentiments, Dies - YNS Banner Die and paper clip from Whatnot Back to School, PP - Basic Grey, Copics, Twine, Ink - Momento and CS and button PTI, plus dimensionals.

Mrs. Claus Inspiration

So much attention is given to Santa Claus, what about the woman who makes it possible for him to do so much?  This week Christmas Stampin' All Year Long is focusing on Mrs. Claus.  The challenge is to take inspiration from her clothing and use lace or fabric on your creation!

We have a new sponsor this week (insert drumroll)...
Eureka Stamps has a wide selection of rubber and digital stamps. 

We were each given our choice of the stamp we wanted to ink up and I chose Caroling know me lately, I am drawn to the CUTE factor!

The Caroling Bunnies top ribbon, a button, and lace, plus patterned paper which has a lacy look!  There is a bit of embossing behind the bunnies which is perfect for the Outlawz Twisted Thursday challenge - Dry Emboss.
Be sure to join in the fun at CSAYL - get a head start on your Christmas cards!!!

Details:  Image - Eureka Stamps Caroling Bunnies, Musical Note Dies - Your Next Stamp Whatnot Celebrate Die Set (It is actually one die that I cut out twice and then cut the second apart to get the single notes), PTI Button, Stash Ribbon and Lace, PP - Basic Grey, CS - PTI, copics, and Sizzix Embossing Folder.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Forest Friends

It's new release day at LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS and I know there will be stamps that make you SMILE!  This release is full of critters from the forest - the line is appropriately named Forest Friends.
To start off I am sharing a card featuring Stewart - a sweet squirrel.

I created that card and then couldn't help but create a second with the same layout, except floral paper makes it perfect for a Sabina.

There is more sweetness to be found on the Little Miss Muffet blog with all the creations from my teammates.
Details:  Stamps - Images LMMS, sentiments - YNS Happy Day and Celebration Circles, Colored CS and PP - Carta Bella True Friends, Banner Dies - YNS, Momento Tuxedo Black ink, Buttons - PTI, copics and dimensionals.

Friday, May 3, 2013

CSAYL in Purple

The Christmas Stampin' All Year Long challenge this week is an inspiration photo. 
click for the link to the photo
What will inspire you?  The colors, textures, layout? 

Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo and one lucky winner will receive 7 digis of their choice.

I received Turtles - Winter to play with and this turtle loves purple...

Besides the purple I liked the idea of creating a menu of sorts on my card to match the inspiration.

Be sure to head over to the CSAYL blog to check out all the creations by the design team and play along!


Details: Image - Bugaboo, CS - PTI, Corner Rounder Punch, twine, copics, SU Ink, Sentiments - Your Next Stamp Happy Day Sentiments.

Clearly Your Next Stamp

Your Next Stamp has added some new stamps to the line up and we are having a special new release blog hop!!!  Today we are introducing you to something that is Clearly awesome and so much fun which is Clearly what YNS is all about! So have you figured it out yet??? Yes, Your Next Stamp is introducing a new collection called 'Clearly Your Next Stamp'. These crystal clear stamp sets are made with High Quality Photopolymer! They are non yellowing and provide a clean and crisp stamped image just like the current YNS purple rubber! It's so easy to get a perfect sentiment and image placement with these fabulous new sets!  Today the design team is sharing creations using 6 new Clear Sentiment Stamp Sets that are available in the store right NOW!

The hop starts on Wendy M’s blog, and if you’ve been hopping along, then you should have arrived from Jen R's blog. The hop runs until Sunday, May 5th at 12 midnight (EST).

The "Happy Birthday" on my card is from the new set Happy Day Sentiments, I combined it with Hoot's Up Owl.  I originally started making this card for the new rubber stamp release last week, but then decided I wanted to use a different sentiment in the banner.  The new stamps fit the banner perfectly!  The "Happy" is a separate stamp in the set and Happy Day Sentiments is full of sentiments for every occassion, including the word "Everything" which I know will get alot of use.  My card is for the Paper Crafting Journey Anything Goes challenge and the Outlawz Twisted Thursday Button Challenge.

As always we have a fabulous prize hidden along the hop! Just leave comments on all of the DT blogs for your chance to win this awesome prize pack:
Winners will be announced on the Your Next Stamp Blog on Monday, May 6th.

Karen is also offering an amazing hop special! All Clearly Your Next Stamp Sets are 20% Off as a special intro price!!! No Online Coupon Code Required.  

Now it’s time to hop to the blog of one the sweetest gals out there and visit Kelli, but don’t forget to leave a comment before you go for your chance to win! Thank you for stopping by - have fun hoppping and shopping!!!


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Piece of My Heart

It's time for a new LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS challenge.  This time around we are looking for Paper Piecing!  Are you ready to go wild and crazy paper piecing???

Cora Agnes Hatter is gracing today's card. 

Have fun crafting and be sure to check out the rules and the rest of team's creations on the LITTLE MISS MUFFET Blog. Play along and you may just win a prize!

Pssttt...Join us on the FACEBOOK FAN PAGE and keep up to date with everything Little Miss Muffet related. Barbara has promised a FREEBIE when we reach 200 followers, so tell your friends too!!  


Details: Image -Cora Agnes Hatter, CS - PTI, Your Next Stamp Dies - Banners, Copics and PP - Simple Stories.