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Monday, December 22, 2014

Sweet Christmas Tree

Today is the 22nd which means it is feature day on the Your Next Stamp blog.  It also means that that if you leave a comment on the Your Next Stamp blog you have a chance to win a YNS stamp set of your choice.

My card today is all about the cookies!  
I colored up the cookies from Sweet Holiday Greetings, cut them out with the Sweet Holiday Greetings Dies, and then arranged them to form a tree.  Super simple and fun to do!

Don't forget to stop on over to the YNS blog and comment!


Smiles,
Julie

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Star

I am interrupting the last minute Christmas rush with some Little Miss Muffet Stamps Christmas inspiration for you...


Star Chester

Facebook - Join the Little Miss Muffet Stamps' group on FB and keep up to date on what is going on!  The rest of the team is posting inspiration all day long so be sure to check it out.

Little Miss Muffet Store - Shop, shop, shop!!!  

LMMS Challege Blog - The latest challenge is anything goes and you have through the holidays to play along!

Smiles,
Julie

Friday, December 12, 2014

YNS Challenge #4

The Christmas cards continue...today, I have a card featuring candy and gingerbread.
YNS Gingerbread House Dies and sentiment from Sweet Holiday Greetings
 
If you are looking for a challenge then head on over to the Your Next Stamp blog and check out the inspiration for the latest challenge.  There is a new sketch and color challenge up.
I went with the colors on my card.  Which will inspire you???
 
 

Smiles,
Julie

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Whhheeeeeee!

Do you still have Christmas cards to make? 
I know I do! 
 I have not mailed a single one!


Here is some inspiration full of WHITE...Little Miss Muffet Stamps' Cuthbert is hitting the slopes!

 
Little Miss Muffet Stamps - Cuthbert Skiing
Sentiment from YNS Winter Wishes Stamp Set
Dies - YNS Trees and YNS Forest Friends (Hill die)
 This is a digital stamp, so that means you can buy today and finish your cards today!  Good luck!

Facebook - Join the Little Miss Muffet Stamps' group on FB and keep up to date on what is going on!  The rest of the team is posting inspiration all day long so be sure to check it out.

Little Miss Muffet Store - Shop, shop, shop!!!  

LMMS Challege Blog - The latest challenge is anything goes and you have through the holidays to play along!

Smiles,
Julie

DT Dare

This month's DT Dare is anything goes!  Hip hip hooray!  That means I can share this cutie with you...

YNS Supplies:
Stamp - Love Struck
Die - Forest Friends Die Set (I used one of the "hills" to create the curve on the bottom of the white panel)

I actually made this card before the "dare" was announced so I did my best to sway the "dare" towards CAS or LOVE!  Fortunately "Anything Goes" works too!

Be sure to head on over to the YNS Blog and check out all the creations featuring the newly released stamps and dies.  One random commenter on the YNS DT Dare post will win a stamp set of their choice!

Smiles,
Julie


Sunday, December 7, 2014

YNS December New Release HOP!

Hip hip hooray!  Today is the day!
Time to hop, hop, hop and check out the new December release from Your Next Stamp!
Be sure to leave comments as you go by Dec 9th at midnight (EST), because you may just be the lucky one to win a $20.00 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp store.  The winner will be posted on the YNS blog on December 11th. 
 
Anita's blog is the start of the hop and you should have arrived here from Thanh's blog.  Check out the full blog hop list at the bottom.
 
Yesterday I mentioned how much I enjoy cards with a scene.  In addition to Forest Friends stamp set and die set, there is also a new die set Houses on a Hill.  I went with red for the holidays, but this set would be perfect for any time of year!  The new die is paired up with the sentiment from Winter Wishes.
 
 

Now the next set is near and dear because my son inspired it after he turned the Christmas ornament in the Christmas Critters set into a bomb.
Say hi to the new set "Boom!"
There are also rocket and dynamite images in this set...think celebrations, New Year's, any type of party!

 
Have fun hopping and shopping!  All the new releases are available in the store right now and there is a sale going on.
 

Don't forget to stop back to the YNS Blog on the 11th to see if you won.  Plus, on the 11th you can see the DT's creations for the next DT Dare...one commenter on the DT Dare post will win a set of their choice!

 
Smiles,
Julie

Saturday, December 6, 2014

December YNS Sneak Peek!

The countdown begins...
no, not the Christmas countdown, 
it is the countdown to tomorrow's 
new release from Your Next Stamp.

If you are a sucker for scene cards like I am, then you are going to love this release!  My card features the new stamp Snowfall and the new dies Forest Friends.  Eeeks!  Plus there is a lot more to this release.  Be sure to stop back tomorrow to check out all the new dies and stamps.  Plus you will want to join us for the new release hop...there will be prizes, just sayin'!
My card is for:
 CASology Week 124:  Old - ink distressing.
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes
Smiles,
Julie

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Sending Sweet Holiday Greetings!

Challenge time at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and it is ANYTHING GOES!  Be sure to stop over at the blog and check out all the creations from the rest of the design team.


Swings n Slides Perfect Christmas
Sentiment from YNS Sweet Holiday Greetings
Dies - YNS Holiday Fun Dies


Stay in touch with Little Miss Muffet Stamps

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Little Miss Muffet Store - Shop, shop, shop!!!  

Smiles,


Julie

Friday, November 28, 2014

YNS Challenge #3


There is a color combo and a sketch to choose from.


Which will inspire you?
The colors drew me in this week!
Hills Die Set and Little Darling Jack + lots of stickles!

Be sure to join in the fun with us at YNS!

Smiles,
Julie

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today is Little Miss Muffet Stamps inspiration day and Chester is getting in to trouble yet again!


Thanksgiving Chester

Just a little treat to share with you today.  Keeping it simple as I know those celebrating Thanksgiving will want to save room for lots of pie!  (Faye, pumpkin and apple are on tap for today!)

Be sure to visit Facebook to see more inspiration from the rest of my teammates!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Smiles,
Julie


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Christmas is in the House!



That means the team is sharing creations and today's theme is Christmas or Winter.
It also means if you head on over to the YNS Blog there is a chance to win just for commenting!

YNS Gingerbread House Die Set
Sweet Holiday Greeting Stamp Set (cookies)
Holiday Cheers Stamp Set (sentiment)

Did you happen to see any of the creations featuring the newly released Gingerbread House Die set?  The set has everything you would need to decorate a house.  I decided to keep it CAS here and use only the house frame and roof icing dies.  I am thinking all those Your Next Stamp critters will have fun in a house of their own!

Don't forget to head on over to the YNS Blog and comment to win!

Smiles,
Julie

Friday, November 21, 2014

Another Bunny!

There is a new challenge on the YNS blog!  The sketch challenge inspired me to create this card full of pink. 
Supplies:  YNS A Gift from Cuddles, Fishtail/Banner Dies and Seasonal Dies (heart)

 I was inspired by the sketch, which will inspire you?  Now you may have seen this "sketch" before.  It is one of my favorite card layouts. I typically cut out the circle and then fill it with a fussy cut image.  
What will you do?  I can't wait to see!



Be sure to play along head on over to the YNS blog for more details and inspiration from my teammates. 
Smiles,
Julie

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Christmas Bunny

LMMS Bunny with Stocking

Today's card is full of white (think snow) for the new challenge over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  Can you guess what the challenge is?   One of my faves...CAS aka Clean and Simple!  That means lots of white/ open space with one focal point and little to no embellies.  


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Smiles,


Julie

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Harvest Pie

How about a slice of pie?  
Today's Little Miss Muffet Stamps inspiration post feature's Kiki's Bake.  She baked up a pie just for Faye!

Be sure to visit Facebook to see more inspiration from the rest of my teammates!

Smiles,
Julie

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

It's a YNS Dare!

The Your Next Stamp design team is partying on sharing creations featuring stamps and dies from the November release.

The "after party" is now officially a Design Team Dare post.  Each month, the team will be dared to create something...plus, you will be given the chance to win the stamp set of your choice!  All you need to do is leave a comment on the Your Next Stamp Blog!  One person who comments on the YNS Blog DT Dare post before the November 14th at midnight EST will win!

This month's dare is courtesy of Thanh!  We were all dared to use the colors Red, White and Green.  I took the dare seriously and besides adding black, a "neutral", my card is pure R,W,& G.  Who knows what Thanh would do if I snuck in an extra color???!!!

Ingredients:  
Stamps from the YNS set Holiday Cheers 
Tag Die from YNS Winter Fun Tag Die Set
Embossing Folder - Sizzix
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment on the YNS DT Dare post!  

Smiles,
Julie

Sunday, November 9, 2014

YNS November Blog Hop


Welcome to the Your Next Stamp November new release blog hop!  This release is full of Christmas fun with new stamps and dies perfect for your holiday crafting!  


How would you like a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp store???  Think of all the new goodies you could get from the store!!!  All you need to do is hop, hop, hop and leave a comment on each of the blogs in the list at the very bottom of this post.  You have until November 11th to hop and comment for a chance to win.
Head on over to the beginning of the hop at Brianna's blog, then hop along.  Heat up some cocoa and sing a few carols.  You should have arrived here from Laura's blog.

I have a trio of cards full of SWEETNESS to share with you today.  Making presents is one of my favorite things to do.  The cards that I am sharing today will be part of a set that I am putting together.  I purchased a roll of Christmas wrapping paper and will be making cards and tags to match.  Add in some postage stamps and I will have a Birthday present for someone special celebrating their Birthday before Christmas.  

All three cards were made using the new stamp set Sweet Holiday Greetings and the coordinating Sweet Holiday Greeting Die Set.   This set is YUMMY and reminds me of my childhood because decorating cookies is a holiday tradition in my home. My mother taught my sister and I at an early age to make sugar cookies. 





You will definitely want to check out the new stamps and dies in the YNS Store as Karen is offering a discount!
Before you leave be sure to leave a comment to increase your chances of winning a prize! 
Thanks for stopping by to say hi! 

Smiles,
Julie

Saturday, November 8, 2014

YNS Sneak Peek!

Little Darling Jack
Prepare yourself, cuteness is headed your way with a new release from Your Next Stamp hitting the store tomorrow!  Be sure to stop back and join us for a blog hop with a chance to win prizes.

Smiles,
Julie

Friday, November 7, 2014

Your Next Stamp NEW Challenge

YNS Piles of Smiles
Your Next Stamp has a new challenge format, it is bi-weekly and in addition to a sketch, there is a color challenge to choose from.  Join us and share a creation inspired by one of the two.  My card is based on the colors, what will inspire you?  



The challenge is open through November 13th.

Smiles,
Julie

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Super Hero

LMMS Super Spencer and sentiment from YNS
It is "Anything Goes" for the latest Little Miss Muffet Stamps bi-weekly challenge.  So get creative and share some cuteness with us!


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Smiles,


Julie

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Purrrfect Day!

Little Miss Muffet Stamps inspiration time!

With Halloween just hours away, I colored up Polka Dot Pals Zappa.  She may be ready to trick or treat, but she is also purrrfect for a Birthday card too!





Stay in touch with Little Miss Muffet Stamps

Facebook - Join the Little Miss Muffet Stamps' group on FB and keep up to date on what is going on!  

Little Miss Muffet Store - Shop, shop, shop!!!

Little Miss Muffet Stamps bi-weekly challenge - the latest challenge is "If You Go Down to the Woods"!   Be sure to stop by and join in the fun!

Smiles,


Julie

Friday, October 24, 2014

Gifts on the Way

Challenge time!!!  Are you looking for something to inspire you?  Then head on over to the Your Next Stamp challenge blog.


I was once again inspired by this month's sketch.  I had fun filling up the sleigh and making presents using dies from the YNS Sled with Pressies Die Set.   There are 4 different sized present dies and 3 bows to choose from in addition to the "sled". 
Stamps - YNS Christmas Critters  
PP - MME

So which one will inspire you...the sketch or the photo???  Each month, there is a sketch and photo on the challenge blog to inspire YOU!!!  Take inspiration from one or both and then play along for a chance to win!!!  Check out the challenge blog for more details.



Be sure to join in the fun.

Don't forget that you can find YNS inspiration all month long by checking out FacebookPinterestInstagram, the YNS Newsletter, and the YNS Blog!

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles,
Julie

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Want Some Candy?

Today, you need to head Into the Woods to find your inspiration for the latest Little Miss Muffet Stamps bi-weekly challenge.  We are looking for creations featuring bears and fairies!
My card features cute Witchy Claudia...
Stamps - LMMS Witchy Claudia
sentiment - YNS Ghostly Greetings


Stay in touch with Little Miss Muffet Stamps

Facebook - Join the Little Miss Muffet Stamps' group on FB and keep up to date on what is going on!  

Little Miss Muffet Store - Shop, shop, shop!!!  

Smiles,
Julie

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

YNS is Partying On!

Stamps - YNS Waddles Snow Fun
Dies - YNS Slider/Spinner Die Mini
Whooooosh!
Yep, that was a penguin that just sped past you! 
It is "Snow Fun" to combine the penguin on the sled from the new set YNS Waddles Snow Fun  with the mini slider die!!!

Today the Your Next Stamp team is partying on by sharing more creations featuring the new stamps and dies released in October.  So be sure to head on over to the YNS Blog for more inspiration AND a chance to win a stamp set as it is also Comment to Win Day!

Don't forget that you can find YNS inspiration all month long by checking out FacebookPinterestInstagram, the YNS Newsletter, and the YNS Challenge Blog!

Smiles,
Julie

Sunday, October 19, 2014

YNS October Release blog Hop Celebration

Hi Everyone!
Welcome to the Your Next Stamp October New Release and New Store blog hop celebration!!!
Today we are celebrating the October new stamps and dies release and introducing everyone to the NEW Your Next Stamp Store!  You will want to hop, hop, hop to each of the blogs listed at the end of this post and leave comments for each by October 21st...5 random commenters will win $20 gift certificates to the Your Next Stamp Store!  That means the more you comment the greater your chances of winning!

Did you know that there are only 66 days until Christmas???  Have you started making cards??? The new release is full of cuteness (of course) and full of stamps and dies to get you in the holiday spirit!!!  As you hop you will definitely pick up some Christmas inspiration.  So turn on the carols and get hopping!

I am keeping it CAS today with a trio of projects featuring the fabulous new stamps and dies in the NEW Your Next Stamp store!!!  The main theme of the newly released stamps and dies may be Christmas, but that does not mean you can't use them all year round!

Up first is inspiration for the thank you cards that you send out after the holidays...
Stamps - YNS Scribbled Alpha
Dies - YNS Clip It Die
Next, is Waddles Snow Fun on an any time of year Birthday card...
Stamps - YNS Waddles Snow Fun and sentiment from Whatnot Sentiments 3
Accessories - YNS Glittered Gumdrops
Ink - Memento

Finally, the penguins from Waddles Snow Fun are the perfect size for the new Winter Fun Tag set...
Stamps - YNS Waddles Snow Fun
Dies - Winter Fun Tag
A tag was die cut from both red and white card stock and then the red tag was
 trimmed and layered over the white to make the topper.

Thanks for hopping by and be sure to check out the creations from my teammates and all the guests using the links below.  Remember...there will be 5 random winners from the comments left on all the blogs!


Once you have HOPPED it is time to SHOP, SHOP, SHOP in the new store!!!  Karen is running a special right now where each person who creates an account in the new store will receive 10% off their purchase, plus all the new releases are on sale for 15% off.  What a deal!

Smiles,
Julie

Saturday, October 18, 2014

YNS Sneak Peek at Holiday Fun

Tomorrow is the big day! If you have seen the Facebook posts or read the Your Next Stamp blog then you have an idea of what I am talking about...
Tomorrow, the all new Your Next Stamp store and blog will be unveiled!  In addition to the new sites, there will be NEW goodies in the store!  Plus, we will be hop, hop, hopping to celebrate which means there will be prizes involved.  You definitely need to stop back and join in the fun!!!

Today, I am sharing a couple sneak peeks at a new holiday set featuring some super cute penguins.  Introducing "Waddles Snow Fun"!!!
Stamps - YNS Waddles Snow Fun
PP - MME
Ink - Memento

Stamps - YNS Waddles Snow Fun
Dies - YNS Fishtail/Banner Dies and Stitching Hole Dies
PP - MME
Ink - Memento
See you tomorrow!
Smiles,
Julie

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Spooky Fun

Boo! 
It is Little Miss Muffet Stamps inspiration time !
Today I am heading to the spooky side of the store to share a Halloween creation featuring Skelekinz Hauted House!  I suppose it could be used all year long for friends who live in haunted houses! 

Skelekinz Haunted House and YNS Puffy Cloud Die




Stay in touch with Little Miss Muffet Stamps

Facebook - Join the Little Miss Muffet Stamps' group on FB and keep up to date on what is going on!  

Little Miss Muffet Store - Shop, shop, shop!!!

Little Miss Muffet Stamps bi-weekly challenge - the latest challenge is Anything Goes!   Be sure to stop by and join in the fun!

Smiles,


Julie