Thursday, September 22, 2016

YNS Spooky Feature Day

Today on the Your Next Stamp Blog you can win a stamp set of your choice simply by leaving a comment on the Design Team Feature day post!

The post is full of Spooky/Scary creations.  I went with zombies, because I definitely do not want to encounter any in real life!  Although these guys look a little goofy vs. super scary!
YNS Supplies: SpookTacular Halloween stamp set | SpookTacular Halloween die set | Scrap works - Strips die set

Click HERE to head on over to the YNS blog for your chance to win!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


Have you played along with the latest challenge from The Cat's Pajamas?  Wouldn't you love to win some Cat Cash?

The challenge going on right now is to play with patterns by combining 3 or more patterned papers on your creation.   

I was expecting to go with bright and cheery patterned paper and then the grim reaper came along...

TCP supplies:   Boo Y'all stamp set

He may not be super scary, but this bunny is definitely not a bright and happy colors kinda bunny!

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 patterned creation on The Cat's Pajamas Blog and play along.


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

YNS DT Dare Fall = Pumpkins

The Your Next Stamp design team was dared to use the new September release products and the colors of fall.   We accepted the challenge which means you could win a stamp set of your choice.

Head on over to the YNS blog and check out all the creations from the team, plus leave a comment on the post to be entered in the draw!

My card is classic fall pumpkins!  If you are like me then you are loving this time of year when everything pumpkin flavored is available.   It is the epitome of fall to me!

  YNS Supplies:  Fab-BOO-lous Halloween stamp set | Fab-BOO-lous Halloween Dies | Autumn Leaves stamp set (sentiment)  | Woodlands Paper Pack | Stitched Square Frame Die set

For this card, the top part of the front of the card was cut away.   A square frame was added to the inside of the card for a bit of extra interest.

Now head on over to the YNS blog!  Good luck!


Saturday, September 3, 2016

Your Next Stamp September Blog Hop - Boo!

Today is the day.   The Your Next Stamp September release is available in the YNS store right now!
This release is full of spooky fun, but it also has a couple new planner sets and some cute new critters.

To celebrate we are hosting a blog hop and one lucky person will win a $25.00 gift certificate to the YNS store.   All you need to do is leave comments along the hop.   The more blogs you visit and leave a comment on, the greater your odds of winning.  The full list of blogs is at the bottom of this post.

I have a mix for you today.   Up first is the new stamp set Spooktacular Halloween and the coordinating dies.   This set may be spooky but it is also CUTE, definitely smile inducing!

Next is a project using the new Kids Activity Planning stamp set.   These stamps are the perfect size for calendars and planners, and they are also perfect for tic tac toe!

I drew the lines with a copic and then stamped the image inside each square.   3 die cut squares were layered and glued together to make the base sturdier.  You could also add a layer of thin cardboard to reinforce it even more.   I added a chain to hold the beads.

The last stop on the hop is the YNS store.   Make note of the discount code below to receive 20% of your order!

Have fun shopping and hopping!

Your Next Stamp September Release Preview

Hi Everyone!
Today I am sharing a peek at the new stamps and dies being released by Your Next Stamp this month.
The September new release blog hop starts tonight at 10 pm EST and all the products will be available in the store.  

I have a Waddles card for you!
Waddles has a new stamp set full of fall fun and it is appropriately named Waddles Fall Fun!   A relatively CAS card, with a border created using the new Stitched Square frame die set.
Both the set and die will be in the YNS store tonight.  

Be sure to stop back for the blog hop for a chance to win a gift certificate to the YNS store!
Smiles, Julie

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Flipping for Embossing with TCP

There is a new TCP Tuesday Challenge up on The Cat's Pajamas Blog today.  Join in the fun and you will be in the running for a  gift certificate to the TCP store.   

All you need to do is include embossing on your creation.   All stamps are welcome but of course we love to see TCP in action.

My card features a bit of dry embossing and the eggs from Kitschy Kitchen.

My card is based on Sketch Saturday #427.   The trio of windows in the sketch seemed like it was made for a stamp featuring action.  In this case, those eggs are flipping!

Head on over to the TCP blog to link up your creations and to check out all the rules.  


Monday, August 22, 2016

Pup Purse

Today the YNS Design Team and guests are up on the YNS blog with a chance for you to win a stamp set of your choice.  Head on over there and comment on the DT Feature Day post.

The theme this month is For the Kids and I created a purse and tag featuring one of the cuties from the Smiley Happy Critter Crew Two set.
YNS Supplies: Smiley Happy Critter Crew Two | Cool Tag Three Die Set Cool Tag Banner Sentiments | Mini Letters and Numbers stamp 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Crew and Cake

Have you been following the Your Next Stamp blog this week?  The YNS 7th Birthday Celebration has been continuing with a design team series sharing birthday creations.   Be sure to check it out and comment on the posts because one lucky commenter will win a stamp set of their choice.

My celebration creation combines birthday cake and the farm animals from the Funny Farm Crew stamp set.

My sister asked me to make a cake for her boss who was turning 50.   She requested a pretty cake with a touch of fun.   The Funny Farm Crew and Funny Farm sentiments to the rescue.

YNS Ingredients:  Funny Farm Crew stamp set | Funny Farm sentiments stamp set
The farm animals were stamped, colored and fussy cut out, then a toothpick was added to each.   The signs were created by stamping directly on the wood grain paper and then adding each to a Popsicle stick.

There is a story behind the cake too.  I made this cake on a day that was humid.   By the time my sister got the cake back to her house, the rosettes were sliding off the sides.   I told her to take a knife and smooth out the sides. It is much easier to transport cards!


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Drop In and Take the TCP Challenge

There is a new TCP Tuesday Challenge up on The Cat's Pajamas Blog today.  We are looking for paper piecing, which happens to be one of my favorite techniques.   

Join in the fun and you will be in the running for a  gift certificate to the TCP store.   Head on over to the TCP blog to link up your creations and to check out all the rules.  

Here is my card based on Sketch Saturday #425.

The hot air balloon from the set Drop In was paper pieced using MME papers.

Are you ready to give paper piecing a try?   


Friday, August 12, 2016

A Sketch and Birds

Hello and Happy Friday!   Today I am sharing a card based on the sketch from Your Next Stamp challenge #45.

YNS Supplies: Tweet News stamp setTweet News die | Stitched Rectangle Die Set

If you have never played along then now is the time to start.  With a sketch and color combo to choose there is variety.   The challenge is open to all stamps and if you use YNS products on your creation and are selected as the random winner then you receive an extra YNS bonus.  Plus, there is even a social media aspect where you can win a second prize.