Wednesday, February 10, 2016

YNS DT Dare - Paint the Town Red

This month, the YNS design team was dared to create a project featuring RED as the primary color.   That mean's it is dare time at YNS and you could win a stamp set of your choice just by leaving a comment on the on the Your Next Stamp DT Dare Blog Post! 
  

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching!   Today's card could definitely be used to celebrate Valentine's Day or any other special day.   Sweet is good anytime!


Sprinkles is once again getting in to the candy.   Set on a few layers, Sprinkles is popped up right next to a row of red candy. 


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 sweet day!
Smiles,
Julie

Monday, February 8, 2016

CAS Sweetheart

This week's CAS challenge on Splitcoast Stampers is "Won't You Call Me Sweetheart?"   In other words, we are looking for Valentine's cards with a heart of them.  CAS363

I decided to run with the idea of hearts and added a cluster of them to the top of my card.


Ingredients:  The Cat's Pajamas Words of Love stamp set and Conversation Hearts stamp set, Your Next Stamp Stitched Rectangle Dies
Join in the fun over on SCS.   We have a new challenge every week!

Smiles,
Julie



Saturday, February 6, 2016

Your Next Stamp February Release Blog Hop - SUGAR!!!

Yesterday I promised SWEET stamps and today we are delivering!   




This release is full of sugar, birthday fun, coffee and sports fun!   Definitely something for everyone!

Tracy's blog is the first stop on the hop, so head on over there so you do not miss any of the fun.   You should have arrived here from Peggy's blog.  The full list of hop participants with blog links is at the bottom of this post to make it easier to hop along.

So what am I sharing with you today?
I have a weakness for anything sweet and sugary, so I could not resist sharing the sets which are full of candy!

For my first card I am combining 2 of the new sets, Sprinkles - Sugar Rush and Celebrate Sweetness.   Sprinkles is definitely on a sugar rush and he got in to the candy on this card.   

YNS Ingredients:   Sprinkles - Sugar Rush stamp and die sets, Celebrate Sweetness stamp and die sets, gumdrops


The bunny is from the stamp set Sprinkles - Sugar Rush and I added in the scale, sentiment and candy from Celebrate Sweetness.   As soon as I saw Sprinkles I wanted to add him to the scale.   I think any of the YNS critters would look cute in the scale!

My next card  features stamps from Sprinkles - Sugar Rush.  With Sugar Rush in the stamp set name of course there has to be a sentiment to go along...

YNS Ingredients:   Sprinkles Sugar Rush stamp set and dies, Stitched Square die set

Clean, Simple and full of sugar!   
There are coordinating dies for each of these new sets and these dies really make it easy to "fussy cut"!!!







Karen is offering a discount in the YNS store and it includes everything in the new release, plus everything already on sale.


Don't stop here, keep on hopping!    The full list for the hop is at the bottom of this post.   The more blogs you visit and comment on, the greater your odds of winning a $25.00 gift certificate to the YNS Store!!!

Smiles,
Julie

Your Next Stamp Sneak Peek...it's a Bunny!

The Your Next Stamp February Release and blog hop happens tomorrow and oh my are you in store for some SWEET stamps and dies!   Today the team and guest are sharing some sneak peeks at everything that will be available in the store tomorrow.

If you read the title of this post then you know that I am sharing a bunny with you today!   This cutie is from the stamp set Heart Happy.   Previously available as a digital stamp, he is now a clear stamp set with 3 sentiments. 

YNS Ingredients:   Heart Happy Stamp set, Stitched Rectangle Dies and gumdrops

The bunny is stamped directly on the card base, with the heart paper pieced over it and the paws were fussy cut out and layered over the heart.   So what do you think of the paper ruffle?   I tried out a new to me technique called pleated skirt.   What a great way to show off double sided paper.   It was really easy to make following THIS tutorial on SplitcoastStampers.   I switched up the # of pleats and also shortened the length a bit.



Head on over to the Your Next Stamp blog to see the full list of sneak peeks!  Then be sure to stop back tomorrow for a blog hop...one lucky comment on the hop will win a YNS store gift certificate!

Smiles,
Julie

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