Friday, June 26, 2015

YNS Challenge - Brrrr

Hi there!
I have a card with a penguin on it to share with you today!  

My card is based on the new sketch challenge up on the Your Next Stamp blog.  Play along for your chance to win a YNS Store gift certificate.   If the sketch doesn't inspire you there is also a color challenge to choose from.  All the details can be found HERE.


Monday, June 22, 2015

June YNS Critter Feature

Hi Everyone!
Today is Your Next Stamp Feature day - wooo hooo!  That means a chance for you to win a set of your choice.   All you have to do it head on over to the YNS Blog and leave a comment on the Feature Day post.

So what is Feature Day?    Thanh picks a challenge for the design team and we create a project based on it.   Today we were asked to create something featuring a animal or critter.    I went with one of my faves, the pup from Smiley Happy Critter Crew Two, and multiplied him by 3.  1 would just not be enough! 
YNS Ingredients:  Smiley Happy Critters Set Twosentiment from Woodland CrittersCircles Die Set and Gumdrops

My card is based on the sketch from YNS' challenge #16.   There are still a few days to play along for your chance to win a YNS Store gift certificate.   Check out all the details HERE.

Don't forget to head on over to the YNS blog and leave a comment on the Feature Day Post!


Friday, June 12, 2015

Cool Blues

A new challenge is up on the Your Next Stamp blog!  I would love to have you play along.   I always enjoy seeing everyone's takes on the color and sketch challenge.

I went with the colors from Challenge #16 for today's card, but stop back because I will definitely be sharing my take on the sketch before the challenge ends on Thursday, June 25th at midnight EST.  

YNS Ingredients:  Scrapworks Strips Die Set and Window Play - Outside stamp set

Here are the colors and sketch, head on over to the YNS Blog for all the details and then get crafting!

Smiles, Julie

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

June YNS DT Dare

Your Next Stamp is continuing to celebrate the new release and giving you another chance to win!

  To keep the party going, the DT was dared to create a "sunny" card featuring new release products.  That is not a "challenge" at all - I love using yellow lately, it is my go to happy color!!!  Head on over to the YNS blog and check out all the DT Dare projects, then leave a comment for your chance to win - easy.  

My card features the clear stamp set BBQ Scene, which was die cut out using the Stitched Square die set.   There is a sun in the corner and I also added some strips (aka rays) of yellow using the Scrapworks Strips die set.


Sunday, June 7, 2015

YNS June Blog Hop

Welcome to the Your Next Stamp June Release Blog Hop!!!

Today, we are hosting a hop to share tons of projects featuring all the new stamps, dies and gum drops that are available in the store right now.   There are so many great products in this release and Karen is giving you a chance to win a $20 YNS gift certificate just by visiting everyone on the list below and leaving a comment.  The more blogs you visit and comment on, the greater your odds of winning.  Be sure to leave your comments by June 9th at midnight EST when the hop ends.

So now on to some projects I am excited to share with you.  Each features the newly released sentiment set Whatnot Sentiments Set Five - I love this set!   The font is perfect, elegant and yet it could definitely work great on "fun" cards.   The size of each word is impressive, the Thank You is just under 4" long.  

Up first is a grouping of bridal shower favors.    

I tea dyed the clothes pins, then hot glued the circles to each.   The clothes pins are clipped to the top of a 4x6 kraft colored bag which was stamped with "thank you".   The bridal shower date, etc. were typed up in MS Word, printed out and then die cut out using the stitched rectangle die.

Next I have a card for you featuring the "hello" from the sentiment set and a rainbow created with the new addition to the Scrapworks family, Scrapworks Strips dies.

That is it for me today.   Enjoy the rest of the hop, and be sure to stop by the YNS Store to shop.   Karen is offering a discount for a limited time - all the more reason to go shopping!


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Golf Par-ty

Today I am sharing a sneak peek at Your Next Stamp's June release.   Tomorrow is release day and everything will be available in the store, plus we are hosting a hop which means a chance to win a prize!   

My sneak peek is of the set Golf Scene, which is now available as a clear stamp.   When making a "guy" card I need to keep it simple!

YNS Ingredients- Golf Scene, Insta Love Polariod Die, Stitched Rectangle Dies, numbers from Talk Bubble Die Set,white gumdrop

Be sure to stop back tomorrow for the hop!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Iced Coffee

Challenge #15 is up at Your Next Stamp and you will definitely want to play along for your chance to win a gift certificate to the YNS Store!

Each challenge you have the choice of a sketch or color combo.   I went with the color combo and kept is cool and clean with some "iced coffee".

Join in the fun and play along with the challenge!


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!