Friday, May 27, 2016

Set the Cake on Fire

Challenge #40 starts today on the YNS Blog!   You definitely want to play along with this one for a chance to win a YNS store gift certificate.   All stamps are welcome to join in the fun.

With a sketch and color combo to choose from you are sure to find something to inspire you.

Ready to set the cake on fire?
YNS Supplies:  Waddles to the Rescue stamp set Waddles to the Rescue die setStictched Rectangle Die set |Circles Die Set | Circle Stitching Marks die set


My card is based on the colors from YNS #40 and the sketch from Paper Players challenge #296.


Check out all the details and link up your own creation on the YNS blog here.




Smiles,
Julie

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Shining Bright with TCP

Today starts a new TCP Tuesday challenge from The Cat's Pajamas.   We have a fun one for you, we are looking for bright colors!

I decided to go with a rainbow strip of brights and a smiling toaster.
Ingredients:  TCP Kitschy Kitchen stamp set

Join in the fun by linking up your bright creation on the TCP blog.   All stamps are welcome, but of course we always love seeing what you create with TCP.   One random participant will win a gift certificate to the TCP Store.

Smiles,
Julie

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Hanging with the Gnomies

Today on the Your Next Stamp blog you have a chance to win a stamp set of your choice simply by leaving a comment on the YNS Feature Day Post!

The team is featuring creations with flowers and those Cute Gnomies were perfect for the challenge.

Cute Gnomies stamp set | Cute Gnomies die set |  Stitched Rectangle dies | Scrapworks Strips die set
My card is based on the latest Sketch Saturday challenge, #413.

Everyone is a winner with a surprise sale.  Today is YNS' owner, Karen's son's Birthday.   To celebrate there is a sale in the YNS store with 22% off everything!

Head on over to the YNS blog and leave a comment for your chance to win a stamp set of your choice.  You have until May 24th to comment.

Smiles,
Julie




Tuesday, May 10, 2016

TCP It's All in the Words

Are you ready for a new challenge from The Cat's Pajamas?   We are looking for sentiments as the focus of your card for this challenge.   

The sentiment on my card is the Hello There die cut.  I couldn't resist adding a few penguins peeking out, but the sentiment takes up the most space.

TCP Ingredients:  Hello There Cutup, Friendship stamp set

Here are the challenge details so you can play along...
  1. Every other Tuesday a new challenge will be posted on The Cat's Pajamas blog and TCP 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 EST before the next challenge.
  3. You are not required to use a Cat’s Pajamas stamp or die on your project 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.

Looking for more ways to win?  Why don't you join in the TCP Spring Customer Blog Hop?   Create something using any TCP products and then link it up to the Blog Hop Banner in the sidebar of the TCP Blog.  One participant will win at $50 gift certificate to the TCP store.   Check out all the details on the TCP Blog.


Smiles,
Julie

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

YNS May 2016 DT Dare - Stripes

This month the Your Next Stamp design team was dared to show some stripes!  We accepted the dare which means you get the chance to win a stamp set of your choice.  All you need to do is head on over to the YNS Blog and leave a comment on the DT Dare post, found here!

I took the easy way out on this dare, yep, I am admitting it!   I went with striped paper as the base for a scene with the birds from the new stamp set Gardening Birds.

YNS Ingredients:  Word Critters - Gardening Birds stamp set | Word Critters - Gardening Birds Die Set | Stitched Rectangle Dies | Forest Friends Scene Die Set (hill)
Smiles,
Julie

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Your Next Stamp May 2016 New Release Blog Hop

It's new release day at Your Next Stamp!



Welcome to the YNS Blog Hop!   We are welcoming in May with new stamps and dies in the Your Next Stamp store.  Check out the entire list of blogs showcasing new release products at the bottom of my post.   Hop hop hop and comment comment comment for you chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate to the YNS store.

This release is a mix of styles and events to celebrate.

One of my favorites is the stamp set Little Notes and the coordinating die set.

The die set includes the clipboard base and clip.  To add some strength and dimension to each,  card stock was die cut and layered over thin die cut cardboard.  To create the clip, the top part was popped up with foam dots and the bottom part was glued down.




Next up is a card and coordinating gift tag made with the new stamp set Mr and Mrs.
YNS Ingredients:   Mr and Mrs stamp set, Stitched Square die set



Included in the new release is a new tag die set, Cool Tag 2.

The tag was cut out of thin cardboard 3 times and each was glued together to give dimension and strength.   The edge was painted white and a die cut tag card stock layer was added to the front and back.   Layering the thin cardboard makes it look like chipboard.









With so many great new items in the YNS store you won't want to miss the sale going on right now.


Happy hopping!
Smiles,
Julie


May YNS Preview Day

Tomorrow is May 1st and there will be new stamps and dies arriving in the Your Next Stamp store.   Today, we get to share a preview at all the cuteness that is on the way.

I am sharing a peek at the new stamp set Keepin' it Reel.   This one is arriving just in time for fishing season and Father's Day.   Not to mention retirement and birthdays and just because cards.

Stop back tomorrow for the new release Blog Hop.   It is an opportunity to see more of the stamps in action and it is a chance to win a YNS Store gift certificate!

Smiles, 
Julie

Friday, April 29, 2016

Ready to be Challenged?

Challenge #38 starts today on the YNS Blog!   You definitely want to play along with this one for a chance to win a YNS store gift certificate.   All stamps are welcome to join in the fun.

With a sketch and color combo to choose from you are sure to find something to inspire you.

I took inspiration from the sketch this week:

Oh how I love my MISTI...let me count the ways...
Getting the sentiment stamped just the way I wanted and straight was all thanks to my MISTI.  

Here are the sketch and colors.   Check out all the details and link up your own creation on the YNS blog here.


Smiles,
Julie

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

TCP Spring New Release Blog Hop

Welcome to The Cat's Pajamas Spring new release Blog Hop!!!  


Have you been following the peeks at The Cat's Pajamas new release this past week?   There are so many fun sets and dies.  The best part is everything is available in the TCP store right now!

The hop starts right HERE, at my blog!   One lucky person who comments on the blogs in the hop will be entered to win a $10 store gift certificate.   Be sure to hop hop hop and check out everyone's blog.   After you leave a comment here you will be heading to Michele Boyer's blog to continue the hop.   Michele is a guest for the release and she has been sharing so many inspiring creations this week.  

In addition to the hop, we also have a new TCP Tuesday challenge starting up today and it is also the start of the Spring Customer Blog Hop!!!  Whew...there is a lot going!

My cards feature the new stamp set Sketchy Flowers and Sending CutUp.   I mentioned earlier this week that I love coloring these flowers up, so I could not resist sharing more with you today.  Plus, the new TCP Tuesday challenge is the theme Flowers.  



Each of these was stamped with light brown ink and then colored in with Zig Water Color Brush markers.   Wink of Stella was used to blend the colors and give a bit of sparkle.   After coloring, the Sending sentiment was added and the stamped words are from the new Sending You stamp set.







Here are the challenge details so you can play along...
  1. Every other Tuesday a new challenge will be posted on The Cat's Pajamas blog and TCP 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 EST before the next challenge.
  3. You are not required to use a Cat’s Pajamas stamp or die on your project 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.

Want to join in the TCP Spring Customer Blog Hop?   Create something using any TCP products and then link it up to the Blog Hop Banner in the sidebar of the TCP Blog.  One participant will win at $50 gift certificate to the TCP store.   Check out all the details on the TCP Blog.

Alrighty, it is time to get hopping! After you leave a comment here head on over to Michele Boyer's blog to continue the hop.  If you get lost along the way then check out the TCP Blog to get you back on track.

Have fun!
Smiles,
Julie

Monday, April 25, 2016

CAS Background Talk

This week's CAS challenge on Splitcoast Stampers is to let the background talk.  CAS374

Background talk?   Hmmmm...Kia is looking for a colorful background.

I decided to interpret it as the background is full of words although I suppose it could just be the background taking center stage!  

Ingredients:  Your Next Stamp Life's a Hoot stamp set and
 Circles Die Set



Join in the fun over on SCS.   We have a new challenge every week!

Smiles,


Julie