Friday, February 5, 2016

Cupcake Anyone?

Happy Friday!!!
Your Next Stamp has a new sketch and color challenge starting today!

This time around I was drawn in by the colors.  
My card is a CASE of THIS card created by my teammate on the SCS CAS team, Tammie Edgerton.   Her card is adorable and I immediately started work on CASEing it.   I swapped out the stamp with another girl holding cupcakes and switched up the colors, but overall, Tammie's card completely inspired mine.

Join in the challenge for a chance to win a YNS gift certificate!    


Smiles,
Julie

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Always

The Cat's Pajamas bi-weekly challenge has a new one starting today - TCPTUES307!   We are looking for ANYTHING GOES!  Easy peasy and you could win a TCP store gift certificate just by playing along.  All stamps are welcome, but of course we love to see your TCP stamps in action.

TCP Ingredients:  Words of Love stamp set, Conversation Hearts stamp set, Nested Heart Dies

My card is clean and relatively simple.   Using my MISTI I stamped the sentiments from the Words of Love stamp set in various colors on a white panel.   Next popped up the panel with foam dots on to the card base.   Then added a few hearts.

Head on over to the TCP Blog to join in the fun!

Smiles,
Julie 

Monday, February 1, 2016

Big Balloon Birthday

This week's Splitcoast Stamper CAS challenge is to create a predominately purple birthday card!   

Well, balloons are the first thing I think of with birthdays, so why not a purple one?!

Ingredients:  YNS Big Birthday Balloon die, PTI Happy Die

The balloon was die cut out of shimmery purple paper, glued directly to the card base and then "happy" was adhered over it.   A fast card!

Happy Monday!
Smiles,
Julie

Monday, January 25, 2016

Sweet Treats

This week I am hosting Splitcoast Stamper's CAS challenge and I am looking for sweet treats on your creation!   With Valentine's Day just a few weeks away, you could combine it with that, but pull out a cupcake and make it a Birthday card.   Let your creativity flow, but keep it Clean and SWEET!

Chocolate covered strawberries - YUM!!!

YNS Ingredients:   I Love Chocolate Stamp set & die set and Stitched Rectangle Die Set

Hope your week is off to a sweet start!

Smiles,
Julie

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Toucan Love

Today on the Your Next Stamp Blog we are giving you another chance to win a stamp set!   It is Feature Day and the DT is featuring creations related to LOVE.   Leave a comment on the YNS blog for your chance to win.

With Valentine's Day a few weeks away, it was the first thing I thought of with the word "love".
  
YNS Ingredients:  Jungle Critters


Ever since I saw a card created by one of the YNS challenge participants with the toucan in the tree I have wanted to give it a go.   Silly me never even realized that the tree in the stamp set was designed for he bird to sit in!
Nothing like a pink toucan in love!


Don't forget to head on over to the Your Next Stamp Feature Day post and leave a comment.   Which stamp set would you choose if you won???

Have a great day!
Smiles,
Julie

Friday, January 22, 2016

Cupid Calling

 Ready for a new challenge?

Your Next Stamp's Challenge #31 starts today and there is a new sketch and color combo to choose from.   Plus chances to win a YNS store gift certificate.   

Yes, you read that right...chanceS to win.    We are started an additional Social Media aspect to our challenge.  If your challenge creation features YNS products, then take our social media mini challenge to be entered in an extra prize drawing!   
In addition to the inlinkz link up on the YNS blog, add your challenge creation to Instagram with "#yournextstamp" and "ynschallenge31", the YNS Facebook page, and/or your SplitcoastStampers gallery with keyword "yournextstamp" and"ynschallenge31" and be sure to mention the YNS Challenge.   There will be a separate drawing for all challenge projects added to those 3 social media sites during the challenge time period.  If you add to one site then you receive 1 entry in the drawing.  If you add to two you will receive 2 and 3 entries if you add to all three.   Remember, this is only for challenge creations featuring YNS products.  The random winner will receive a YNS Store gift certificate for $20.  That means potentially you could win twice - once on the blog and then again for sharing on social media!
Check out the YNS blog for all the details and to link up your creation.  

I am having fun creating Valentines and this time around it is Cupid!

YNS Ingredients:   Lovestruck stamp set, Stitched Square die set, Circle Stitching Marks die set, Circle die set 

My card sticks closely to the sketch for this challenge.



Smiles,
Julie

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Shhhhhh...More Valentine Fun

Did you join in the fun on FB with The Cat's Pajamas January Release pajama party?   Today I am sharing the creations I shared at the party for anyone who missed it.

Love continues to flow with this release and I pulled out the set Just Let it Happen again.   Warning, this set is hard to resist.
TCP Ingredients:  Just Let it Happen stamp set, Nested Heart Dies, He Said She Said Die
The swing was fussy cut out and embroidery floss was added to hold the swing up.   The top of the swing is hidden under the cloud created by the He Said, She Said die.   The cloud is topped off by  a couple of layered hearts from the Nested Heart die set.


TCP Ingredients:   Conversation Hearts Stamp Set and Nested Heart Die Set

If you are looking for a quick way to top Valentine's Day treats then the Conversation Heart stamp set is the way to go.   It is great for cards too.

Smiles,
Julie

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Your Next Stamp January DT Dare - Treats

It's dare time on the Your Next Stamp Blog
  
The design team was dared to use something old and something new from our paper crafting stash.   We accepted the dare, which means YOU COULD WIN a stamp set of your choice by heading over the YNS blog and leaving a COMMENT on the DT Dare post!

My project is Valentine's Day treat bags featuring old and new supplies...
YNS Ingredients:   Cute Little Shopping Bag Die | I Love Chocolate stamp set | I Love Chocolate die set
My project for today uses quite a few NEW things:  Cute Little Shopping Bag die, linen card stock, I Love Chocolate stamp set and dies, and even the copics used to color the cupcakes are 3 new shades of pink I picked up with a gift certificate I received from Christmas!   As for OLD, it would be the ribbon. 

The cupcakes were all colored with the same 3 colors of pink, alternating the color of the wrapper, frosting and heart of each to add a bit of variety.


Each bag is filled with 4 Dove chocolate hearts.   The bag could probably hold 5, but I wanted to spread the candy evenly between the 9 bags I created.   

Don't forget to head on over to the Your Next Stamp DT Dare post and leave a comment.   Which stamp set would you choose if you won???

Have a great day!
Smiles,
Julie

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Cat's Pajamas January Blog Hop - Shhhhh...

Welcome to The Cat's Pajamas January new release HOP!   Are you ready to get started???!!!   

You should have arrived here from Wendy's blog, but if you are just stopping by to say hi and came across this wonderful event then you will want to head on over to Deborah's blog to start at the very beginning!   Hop along and leave a comment on each of the blogs for your chance to win a TCP prize!  

Love continues to flow with this release and for the hop I once again pulled out the set Just Let it Happen and paired it with the new Small Envie die.   

TCP Ingredients:   Just Let it Happen, Small Envie Die


The Small Envie Die is the perfect size to send sentiments!  My card was water colored with Zig Water Color Brush Markers on water color paper.



Today is also TCP Tuesday which means we have a new challenge starting up.   This is another way to win a TCP prize, so join in the fun.   The challenge is ANYTHING GOES! 
  

After you are done hopping be sure to check out the new release in the TCP store!

The next stop on the hop is Brenda's blog so head on over there to make sure you do not miss a thing!

Happy Hopping!
Smiles,
Julie




Monday, January 18, 2016

Monday CAS Fun - Skating on Ice

This week's Splitcoast Stamper CAS challenge is Snow and Ice!   Where I live we don't have either yet this year, but fortunately a girl can play on paper ice.

Actually, today it is a penguin playing on ice.   

Ingredients:   The Cat's Pajamas Pray for Snow stamp set, Your Next Stamp Forest Friends Scene Die Set (Hill), PTI Paper

The penguin is skating on ice surrounded by all the white snow! The plaid was glued directly to the base and then the white panel was die cut and popped up with foam dots over the plaid.

Happy Monday!
Smiles,
Julie