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!


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.


Friday, April 21, 2017


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?


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!


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.  



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!

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!


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!