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Get the latest about Your Next Stamp NEW RELEASES and click around some great BLOG HOPS! We have a great group of ladies with lots of talent on our DESIGN TEAM to help inspire you!

Friday, October 31, 2014

We've MOVED!!!

We have a brand spankin' NEW website and we now have a NEW Blog to match!!!!

Please redirect your YNS Blog bookmarks to www.yournextstamp.com/blog



We've kicked off a new Sketch and Color Challenge on the YNS blog! We would love for you to join in all the FUN!!!

Wishing you a fun and creative day!




Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Farewell October Guest Designer Amy Tsuruta

Good morning, YNS friends! I hope you've been having a great week so far. October has been such an exciting month for us with our new release, launch of the new website and of course, having Amy as our Guest Designer. She's created some super fabulous projects this month and you can see a review of everything she's created with us  on her blog

As a dear friend of mine, I've always been a big fan of Amy's work. Her clean and simple designs are truly unique to Amy and continues to inspire both beginner and intermediate paper crafters! A fun fact about Amy is that she LOVES coffee and she's been making so many fun caffeine inspired projects so if you love coffee inspired projects, too - definitely drop by her blogWe're going to miss you here at YNS, Amy, so make sure you don't go too far! :) 

Here's one last project from Amy: 

YNS Supplies: Mason Jars

Please head on over to her blog to send her a warm YNS farewell!

Thanks for hanging out with us today!
Thanh





Monday, October 27, 2014

Design Team Series - Anita's Personal Design Process

Good morning everyone!  We have a new Design Team Series on the blog on Mondays.  Each design team member is sharing their personal design process and today is my turn. 


Here's a picture of the desk where I do most of my coloring.  It's usually a mess but I did clean it up before I took the photo :)  I actually have a large room for my crafting but I'm in the process of purging and reorganizing and it's a total mess.  Right now it looks like a bomb went off in that room so there's no way I'm sharing a picture of it today! 


I have a notebook that I keep all my design team assignments in.  I start my process by stamping the image and putting it in one of the clear file pockets in my notebook.  Next, I choose my designer paper and add it to the pocket with the image.  I always choose my designer paper before I color, otherwise I seem to have a really hard time matching up dp to my colored image.  If the assignment includes a sketch then I add that to the pocket.  Otherwise, I try to find a sketch that I like and put that with the image and dp.  The file pocket above has the image, dp, and sketch and/or color challenge for this Friday.  So when I'm ready to work on this card I just take the clear file to my coloring desk and I'm all set!  My favorite part of cardmaking is the coloring so I will usually color several images before I start assembling my cards.

Here are a couple of cards I made using the fabulous October release:





Be sure to stop back next Monday because Laura will be sharing her design process with us.  Thanks for stopping by!

 Anita

Saturday, October 25, 2014

October Feature Day Winner!

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments on our October Feature Day blog post!!!

I randomly chose our winner from all the comments...

#24 - Sandi

Congrats Sandi! You won a YNS stamp set of YOUR choice!!! Please contact me to claim your prize!

Mark your calenders and join us next month on Nov 22nd for more inspiration and another chance to WIN!

Wishing you a fun and creative day!




Wednesday, October 22, 2014

October Feature Day - Comment for your chance to WIN a YNS Stamp Set!

Have you seen the newly renovated YNS Website?! 

Have you seen the October New Release Stamps, Dies and Gumdrops?! 

Do you love it all?! 

I hope you said YES!!! 

We always have so much fun creating with the new stamps and dies that we need a little After Party to share more awesome projects and today our party post just happens to also be our Monthly Feature Post! YIPPEE!!!
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We know how much you love seeing samples featuring YNS products so on the 22nd of every month we'll be sharing fabulous projects by the YNS DT featuring YNS stamps and dies!

 
Prize Alert!

Leave a comment on this post for your chance to WIN a YNS stamp set of your choice! 


  This month we're focusing some of the October New Release stamps and Dies that are currently available in the YNS Store! 
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The YNS DT have whipped up some amazing projects to brighten your day!

Thanh
YNS Supplies: Scribbled Alpha, Snowflake Die Set, Gumdrops


Julie
YNS Supplies: Waddles - Snow Fun!, Mini Slider Die, Fishtail Banner Die

Anita
YNS Supplies: Waddles - Snow Fun!, Glittered Gumdrops

 Laura
YNS Supplies: Seasonal Sweeties, Stitching Holes Die

Wendy
YNS Supplies: Waddles - Snow Fun

Tracy
YNS Supplies: Waddles - Snow Fun!, Mini Ornaments Die, Gumdrops, Winter Fun Tag Die Set (snowflakes)

Brianna
YNS Supplies: Smiley Happy Christmas, Glittered Gumdrops

Jen
YNS Supplies: Scribbled Alphabet, Glittered Gumdrop

Angel 
YNS Supplies: Waddles - Snow Fun!, Glittered Gumdrops


Maureen
YNS Supplies: Holiday Martini, Scribbled Alphabet

Deborah
 
YNS Supplies: Waddles - Snow Fun!

  Amy (YNS Guest)
YNS Supplies: Scribbled Alphabet, Library Card, Mason Jar, Journal Words, Glittered Gumdrops



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


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Visit the YNS Store today! 

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Thanks for stopping by, remember to leave a comment before October 24th for your chance to WIN a YNS stamp set of your choice!!! I'll post the winner right here on our YNS Blog on Oct 25th!
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Wishing you a fun and creative day!
 


October New Release Winners!!!


Thank you so very much for hopping along with us this month! We had so many fabulous guests who blessed us with their creativity and joined us to celebrate the launch of the new YNS website! I really hope you LOVE the new website and were inspired by both our fabulous YNS DT and guest projects! 

I randomly selected 5 commentators to receive a $20 YNS Gift Certificate to the YNS Store, let's find out who are lucky winners are, shall we?

Patty from Amy's Blog

Sandy from Julie's Blog 

Irene from Deborah's Blog

Bonnie from Francine's Blog

Kerri from my blog - YNS


Congrats!!! Please contact me to claim your prize!

Be sure to check out our special After Release Party Post today (Oct 22) and comment for your chance to WIN a stamp set of your choice!!!

Wishing you a FUN and CREATIVE day!




Sunday, October 19, 2014

October New Release Celebration - HOP TO WIN!!!



Hello and welcome to our October New Release Celebration
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I really can't express how excited I am right now! This past year has been all about re branding YNS and I'm thrilled to finally reveal YOUR new YNS website to YOU! It's still a work in progress as I need to add more sample cards and products but I hope to have it all completed really soon! I hope you find lots of inspiration in the YNS store, enjoy shopping on the new site and find it easy and FUN to browse through all of our fun and whimsical YNS products! Plus, be on the look out for our new blog (coming soon) and our new challenges! Yippee!!!

Our October release is full of sparkle and cuteness! I just love everything and I hope you do too! All the new stamps, dies and gumdrops are available now in the brand spankin' new YNS Store HERE

Today we have some super talented guests joining us for our special celebration hop! Be sure to sit back and take some time to soak up all the amazing inspiration we have prepared for you! 
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The hop begins on Tracy's blog and if you've already been hopping along, you should have come from Thanh's blog. Make sure you hop around to all of the blogs featured in the link list located at the bottom of this post for lots of inspiration using the new products!

Be sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for your chance to win 1 of 5 $20.00 YNS gift certificates. Woot! Woot!

The lucky winner will be announced on the Your Next Stamp Blog October 22nd.

For my project I made an adorable holiday tag and plan on making a whole bunch more! I just love Waddles and the Winter Fun tag die set makes creating holiday tags easy and fun!

YNS Supplies: Waddles - Snow Fun!, Winter Fun Tag Die Set, Ric Rac Border Die from Awesome Border Dies Set One



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Yep, we've got an awesome New Release SALE! Create an account on the new site to receive a special discount code for an additional 10% off your entire online order! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today and hopping along with us! I hope you are filled up with inspiration from our amazing DT and fabulous guests!

Now it's time to head on over to YNS Store, but before you go, don't forget to leave a comment. I would love to know what you think of the new release and new website!

Wishing you a fun and creative day!



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Karen Dedman
Designer & YNS Owner

Karen Dedman <br>Designer & YNS Owner
Hello! I’m the lucky owner of Your Next Stamp and I’d like to thank you for visiting us! I live in Ontario, Canada and I am so grateful that I’m able to get inky, be creative everyday and still be at home with my son who brings a smile to my face and makes me laugh on a daily basis. Three years ago Your Next Stamp was just a dream, I feel so blessed everyday that I’ve been able to turn my dreams into reality. I love that we have this wonderful world of stamping and blogging and I’ve enjoyed meeting so many wonderful people and love seeing all your amazing YNS creations! Thank you for all your kind emails and support! I hope that YNS stamps bring a smile to your face and inspire you to stamp and create everyday! Happy Stamping!

Kerri Michaud
Designer & Assistant DT Coordinator

Kerri Michaud <br>Designer & Assistant DT Coordinator
Hello! My name is Kerri Michaud and I’m a stay at home mom to 3 kiddos ages 7, 5, and 2! We currently live in Apopka, Florida which is just outside of Orlando. I got into stamping about 2 years ago after I had my first Stampin’ Up party. I was instantly hooked LOL! Before then I had dabbled in scrapbooking, crocheting, sewing, quilting, jewelry making, and whatever other crafty whims that came my way. I think I have found my true passion in stamping and card making though! I also LOVE to make altered items and little gift boxes, etc. I am soooo excited and honored to be part of the Senior DT for Your Next Stamp! I ADORE these darling images and just love working with Karen and the rest of the DT!

Peggy Toole
Designer and Assistant DT Co-ordinator

Peggy Toole <br>Designer and Assistant DT Co-ordinator
Hi my name is Peggy Toole and I am a stay at home mom to 3 great boys who are 11, 12 and 15 and have a wonderful husband who is very understanding about my stamping obsession! We live in the Shuswap, part of the Northern Okanagan in beautiful British Columbia. I have been stamping seriously now for about 3 years and love this hobby and all the wonderful people I've been lucky enough to meet so far! I am thrilled to be part of the Your Next Stamp design team and to be working with such talented women.

Maureen Wong
Designer and YNS Video Goddess

Maureen Wong <br>Designer and YNS Video Goddess
Hi everybody! My name is Maureen and I live in sunny Hawaii with my husband, 2 boys and 3 dogs. When I'm not paper crafting, you can find me reading, watching TV, or playing on the computer. I'm so excited to be designing for Your Next Stamp and I hope I can inspire you at least a little with what I create!

Angel Rivera
Designer

Angel Rivera <br>Designer
My name is Angel and I’ve been stamping for over 8 years! I also scrapbook from time to time, but prefer making cards or other little projects. I try to escape to my craft room as often as my 3 boys (ages 16, 12 and 10) and all of their extra activities allow! My husband of 19 years, Derek, is supportive of my crafty time because he knows it makes me happy. I also work full time with a wealth management company and am a licensed life and health insurance agent. I’m so excited to be working with Karen and ALL of the YNS crew!

Bonnie Kohane
Designer

Bonnie Kohane <br>Designer
I am a second generation SAHM, which i call SAHGM. ("G" for grandma). I have been watching my grandkids for 7 yrs. I am also going through a second generation of crafting, i have a scrapbook that is almost 60yrs old filled with all of my favorite memories. I've been featured in Stamper's Sampler..more of an artsy card magazine...but my style tends to be "cute". Card crafting isn't the only thing i like to do, if i am not working on cards, you'd see me working at my sewing machine, crocheting or trying any new craft technique out there.. i love a challenge..which brings me to say..i can't wait to see what you all create for the YNS challenges!

Brianna Loeffelbein
Designer

Brianna Loeffelbein <br>Designer
Hello my name is Brianna also know as Happy Scrapper in the crafting world. I am 26 years old, I am married to a wonderful supportive husband of four years and we have an amazing two year old son Jayden. We live in a small northen town called Brainerd which is located in the state of Minnesota. For the past 7 years, I have been working for our Local UPS Store as store manager and I just love it. When I am not working I am spending time with my family and friends and of course crafting! I have been passionate about crafting my entire life. My main love of course, is Paper Crafting, specifically card making. I also like to sew, bead and crochet and teach others how to show thier creative sides. I am so honored and privileged to be joining such and awesome group of ladies here at YNS, I can’t wait to get started and share all my creations with you!!

Deborah Anton
Designer

Deborah Anton <br>Designer
My name is Deborah Anton and I am a stay at home mom to 11 year old twin boys and a wife of 12 years to a patient, loving, and awesome Army Officer. I am originally from California but currently live in Tennessee. I keep pretty busy just on the home-front with my active boys playing different sports, moving every few years, and volunteering with the Army. But in the little "me" time I do get, I love to do anything crafty and hide in my craft room!! I started out 11 years ago designing and creating jewelry for 2 large retailers, which led me to having my own business; until 8 years ago when I met designer paper and glue. A new love relation began! I am so excited to be part of the YNS team and work alongside so many talented ladies!

Jen Roach
Designer

Jen Roach <br>Designer
My name is Jennifer and I live in Ontario, Canada with my husband and 3 year old daughter. I'm a scientist by day and a paper crafter by night ---or really just about any free time I have including my lunch breaks at work!!

I started out in paper crafting back in about 2002 when my Mom and I took a scrapbooking class together. A few years later I decided to give card making a try and it's been my passion ever since. I'm the world's slowest scrapbooker so the instant gratification of card making really won me over. Over the years I have used more and more stamping in my designs and I love learning and trying new techniques and styles.

I would probably define myself as a "scrappy stamper". I *LOVE* patterned paper and most of my cards have lots of it with added layered on embellishments and textures. My cards may not be easy to mail but boy are they pretty!!

Other than crafting, I love to play tennis as you can probably tell from my blog address: http://tennisgirl27.blogspot.com/

Julie Elak
Designer

Julie Elak <br>Designer
Hi, I am Julie Elak, aka "The Last Minute Crafter". My days are kept busy working full time and running after my children. I use almost every free minute to craft, my purse is typically full of copics and a pari of scissors. I began stamping well over 10 years ago, but my love for paper crafting found renewed energy once I discovered the online community in 2009. I started a blog on a whim and am so happy I did. I have made many friendships and found so much support and encouragement on-line.

Laura Nehring
Designer

Laura Nehring <br>Designer
My name is Laura, and I am SO excited and honored to be joining the Your Next Stamp Team! I am a former preschool/kindergarten teacher, now stay at home mom to 3 energetic kiddos - 5 year old twin girls, and a 4 year old boy. I met my husband the year I graduated from highschool, and we've been together ever since. We are enjoying life in sunny southern California, where we were both born and raised.

I started scrapbooking in 2006 when I was pregnant with my girls, which led me to stamping and cardmaking a few years later. The point of no return was when I purchased my first Copic marker at a local scrapbook expo 2 years ago... now I'm hooked! I LOVE to color, and it's how I unwind at the end of a busy day! My card making style is fairly clean and simple... I like for the images to be the focus of my creations, so I don't do a lot of embellishing. In addition to Copics, I am also completely obsessed with Kraft Cardstock, and polka dots! I am really looking forward to being a part the YNS team!

Nicole Nastali
Designer

Nicole Nastali <br>Designer
Hi! I’m a former kindergarten teacher who is now a stay at home mom to my 2 little girls. My hubby is supportive of all my crafty pursuits and that says a lot about him because I love all kinds of crafts from making headbands, bows, & designing dresses to making party favors and now cards!! I am a newcomer on the stamping scene and have met so many wonderful crafting friends already thanks to the common joy of card making and coloring with Copic markers. I would color all day long if my family would let me…!! Lol! My favorite colors are the blue greens (affectionately called the BG’s) and I try to sneak them into every card I make!! I love to get crafty with my girls (ages 8 & 6) and let them color images right along side me. It’s a fun hobby for us all to share!! A sleepover stamp from YNS was one of my very first stamp purchases & I’ve been in love with Fhiona & friends ever since!! I’m thrilled to be joining the YNS Team with this group of fabulously talented ladies & I can’t wait to share my cards with you!!

Ruza Rebel
Designer

Ruza Rebel <br>Designer
I'm a former Administrative Assistant turned stay-at-home mom to a very special young lady. I've been crafting since I was a young child, and when I became a SAHM I turned to crafting to stay busy. Staying busy making cards, altering items, and just having fun with paper is an amazing hobby that I truly fell in love with. I'm very grateful that I have a husband that supports me, that my son loves seeing my creations as well, and my special young lady enjoys getting into my crafts. I truly love the challenge of making something beautiful with the various products available to the crafting industry. That is why I am super excited to share my projects featuring the amazing YNS Digital Stamps, and I look forward to seeing your creations as well!

Sheila Veitch
Designer

Sheila Veitch <br>Designer
I was borne and grew up in a small town Canada. I started paper crafting in the fall of 2007, when I saw a stamping catalogue one of my friends had laying around her home. I took one look through the catalogue and was so excited because I knew I had found my favorite hobby at last! Making Cards. I’m a natural born artist, I completed a graphic arts program in college and worked as an artist for several years a life time ago. I currently work as an office administrator in Toronto where I live with my dog Georgie. Though I absolutely love my job, this hobby is my creative outlet. I believe, the cards I make are like little works of art, expressed from the heart. I find that when I’m making a card for a specific person, I am thinking about that person through the whole process. And that in itself can be the gift.

Thanh Vo
Designer

Thanh Vo <br>Designer
Hello there! I’m Thanh (pronounced “tan”). I live in the Metro Vancouver area of Canada in a suburban apartment. I'm so excited to be joining the YNS Design Team! I was the July 2012 Guest Designer and have fallen hard for the the images since. I work full-time during the day and can be found in my little craftin' haven at night either sipping a cup of tea or a yummy martini! I'm a Design member for other fabulous companies as well, if you would like to learn more about me, please visit my blog. Take care and I look forward to creating with you!

Wendy McGaffey
Designer

Wendy McGaffey <br>Designer
Hey Wendy McGaffey here with a lil about me.....I have been happily married for 27 years... I have 3 grown children and 3 furbabies and I love crafting...☺...I usually have several projects on the go from crocheting a stuffed teddy bear to sewing a memory quilt, but honestly I have to say that paper crafting and making cards is number one on my list...I started out scrapbooking but fell in LOVE with stamps and then became slightly addicted to coloring with Copics .....I am having a ton of fun on the YNS team and absolutely love creating with their products.
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