Monday, May 25, 2015


Feature day at YNS!  That means if you head on over to the YNS blog you will have a chance of winning a stamp set of your choice by simply leaving a comment!

This month we are putting other design team members in the spotlight with the challenge to CASE one of our teamies creations!   

Any guesses as to whose card I CASEd?

I decided to CASE one of Deborah's cards from March found here.   Her card is clean and cute, my favorite combo!

Typically, with a CASE, the idea is to swap out 3 of the elements.   I changed up the colors, stamp, and gumdrops.   My card uses the color combo from YNS Challenge #14...there are still a few days to play along!

Don't forget to head over to the YNS Blog for your chance to win!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Happy Hedgehog

Your Next Stamp's Challenge #14 is up right now and this time around, the colors got me!  Which will get you when you play along?  The sketch or the colors?

Ingredients:   Woodland Cuties, Talk Bubbles Die Set and Woodland Cuties Die set
The floral paper on my card pulls almost every color from the challenge.   Add in a hedgehog and life is good!  Hedgehogs are a fave in my household so I can't get enough of this set!


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

YNS Partying on with the May Release

The party continues over on the Your Next Stamp blog today.   All the new goodies from the May release are available in the YNS store and we have a second giveaway for YOU along with a challenge for the Design Team.   Head on over to the YNS blog and leave a comment on the DT post to win a stamp set of your choice!!!

While you have the chance to win, the DT was put to work and challenged to use gumdrops and stitching on a creation featuring new products!

I took a shortcut and pulled out the new Treat Topper Die set, which comes with faux stitching on it.   That darling little bunny from Woodland Cuties is back to say thank you.  A few gumdrops and ta da, challenge met!

Head on over to the Your Next Stamp blog  to see the rest of the design team's creations and for your chance to win!


Sunday, May 10, 2015

Your Next Stamp May New Release Blog Hop

So did you check out the sneak peeks of Your Next Stamp's May New Release yesterday? Well, the wait is over and today is the day, everything is available in the store right now.

The YNS team and some special guests are hosting a blog hop.  We are all sharing more projects showcasing all the new stamps and dies and there is a prize for one lucky person who leaves comments on the blogs - it could be you!   You are going to want to hop, hop, hop, because the more blogs you visit and leave a comment on, the greater the odds are that you may be the random winner of a $20 YNS Gift Certificate.  You have until May 12th at 12 midnight (EST) to leave a comment and be entered to win.   Check out the full blog list at the very bottom of this post.

Now on to my creations...I have a bunny and a cow to share with you!

Up first is a set that has quickly turned in to one of my faves.   Woodland Cuties is full of, you guessed it, cute woodland creatures!   My card featuring the rabbit and a sentiment from the set is based on YNS' #13 Sketch Challenge (playing along with the challenges is another way you can win a gift certificate to the YNS store!)

YNS Ingredients:   Woodland Cuties stamp set and coordinating dies, Banner/Fishtail Dies Set One, and tag from the Winter Fun Tag Die Set.

Next, I have a card featuring stamps from the new set Baking Buddies.  This set is designed for creating labels for food, but I decided to show how versatile it is and use the stamps on a card.
YNS Ingredients:  Baking Buddies Stamp Set and coordinating dies.   
 As part of the new release celebration, Karen is offering a discount in the YNS Store.   Now is your chance to grab some of the new sets or the ones that have been on your wish list.

Thanks for stopping by and have fun hopping!   Just follow the list below.


Saturday, May 9, 2015

May YNS Sneak Peek

Happy Saturday!   I hope the sun is shining down on you and there is a smile on your face.  
If you are not already smiling, then Your Next Stamp's May release will definitely help you out!

Tomorrow, YNS will be releasing tons of cuties - new stamps, new dies and hosting a blog hop to celebrate.  Be sure to stop back for the hop and a chance to win a YNS Store gift certificate.

Of course I would not want you to leave with out a peek at the new release.   Karen is letting us all give you a peek and I have a card featuring Sweet Spring Jessica for you.

Ahhhh, this set makes me think of the lazy days of summer.  

See you back here tomorrow!


Friday, May 8, 2015

Prehistoric Take on YNS Sketch

Challenge #13 is going on right now at YNS!
Play along for a chance to win a YNS store gift certificate.   Head on over to the YNS blog for all the details.

The YNS challenge gives you 2 choices, a sketch and a color combo.   I went with the sketch for #13 and pulled in my favorite color and a dino, along with a sentiment that I can't get enough of!

YNS Supplies:  Fishtail/Banner Die Set One | Dino-mite!

Be sure to join in the fun!
Smiles, Julie