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Monday, August 31, 2009

YIPPEE!!!


WOW! WOW! WOW! one more time WOW!!!!


I am working my way through all of the truly outstanding DT submissions and WOW! is all I can really say. I am lost for words, which if you know me doesn't happen very often! LOL I'm so blessed to have so many great people interested in our new stamps as well as our DT - thank you so much!!! You are all very much appreciated :)

Everyone is so talented and I certainly have a super tough decision on my hands so I have called in some much needed help to go over all the entries. My DT post says that I will contact you directly but I've decided that it will be much more fun to post all the names before contacting you so be sure to stop by this Saturday Sept 5th to see if your name is posted :)


So to celebrate all our super cool stamping friends I'm posting a simple yet fun Yippee Fhiona card today :)


Enjoy your day!


Hugs

Friday, August 28, 2009

Fhiona Friday is Finally Here!!! New Release!!!

Above are some super cute and scary cards by Melanie!




Teacher Fhiona! check out her adorable apple head band!






Teacher Fhiona's School House - she loves it there!



Fhiona makes one scary witch! Oh, who am I kidding she is way to cute!!!




Oh, what a sweet little pumpkin. Trick or Treat!



I'm so excited to be finally introducing all of you to our Halloween Fhiona stamp sets and our Teacher Fhiona stamp sets! I don't know how our illustrator Fhiona does it but daring little Fhiona just keeps getting cuter and cuter :)
As promised here is our Teacher Fhiona stamp set winner...my hubby picked the name from a basket :) The watermark images are a math equation 1 + 1 = 2 and a pencil/pen :)

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Congrats! Please send me your address and I'll get your teacher Fhiona in the mail for you!


Head on over to Your Next Stamp and check out our new stamp sets in the Fun with Fhiona section.


Also be sure to check out the new Halloween category where you'll find some really fun papers and brads!


FREE shipping is on all day so grab all your must have goodies while the shipping is on us!!! Remember to enter your free shipping code during check out 'shipmefree'.


Also a reminder that our DT call ends tonight at midnight so if you were thinking of applying and haven't yet please send in your blog post today!


Have fun shopping!


Cheers

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Mommy Caved!




This is for those of you who have kids or even just a little tot in your life that means the world to you...

I caved for the first time! Big time too! Imagine Brandon and I walking through the store filled with everything under the sun, I mean this store is HUGE and which isle do I just happen to walk down...yep you got it - the toy isle!!! He pointed at things and giggled but left them behind without a problem until we reached the super cool dump truck, which I didn't even see at first, Brandon almost jumped out of the cart (thank goodness for cart buckles). We oohed and ahhed over it and pressed all the horn buttons, then I went to put it back and melt down central!!! He knows a wee bit of sign language and for the first time he started signing please over and over again while bouncing up and down in the cart. My heart melted and I caved!!! As you can see from the picture above we put it in our cart and brought it home. Well actually we had to play with it in the parking lot first but it's now home and has easily become a favorite morning, noon and night!


Although Brandon's birthday was back in May I thought it was appropriate to share this sweet 'Wild Birthday' card with you today :) The sentiment is from the Wild Birthday set and the adorable giraffe is from our Wild About You set. I also used the balloon stamp from Flying High Fhiona :) I stamped it out onto colored card stock and then embossed the entire balloon with clear embossing powder to give it a shiny balloon effect - FUN!


Remember to stop by tomorrow and check out our new releases :) I'll also draw a name for the Teacher Fhiona give away!

Have a super fab day!

Hugs

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A+ Wednesday!



Happy Wednesday Everyone!!


Here is a wee little sneaky peeky of our Teacher Fhiona stamp sets. Of course once again I can't show you Fhiona, well I can but I'm not going to, at least not until Friday :)


I totally went out of my comfort zone to make this card...I put away the Copics and the glitter and used my blender pen to color in the apple and books - YAY for me! Ok actually I broke out the Copic glitter for the A+ in the book :) I just can't help myself! Isn't that little worm in the apple adorable! I'm also a huge fan of watermarking my card stock so if you look closely you'll see some of the other little stamps that come with the sets watermarked on the brown card stock :)


Anyone who comments on this post and can correctly list the 2 watermarked images will be entered into a draw for a Teacher Fhiona stamp set :) I'll draw the name on Friday! FUN!


An oopsie add on...Ok so from the posts below I really need someone else to take pictures for me - ahhhhh - the watermark looks really cool on the actualy card :) so a little change up...anyone who just comments on this post will be entered in the draw! More FUN!


Also don't forget that we have FREE shipping until Friday!


Have an A+ day!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Fairy Wishes = Free Shipping!


I just love this image! Fairy Fhiona looks so cute with her wings on and I had so much fun adding the little crystals for the fairy dust floating out of the magical wand. And of course she has glittery wings - as you all know by now, I love anything that sparkles!

Since I'm in a 'fairy wishes' mood I thought it would be fun to give everyone free shipping until Friday! WOW! How cool is that! Coupon Code is shipmefree - just enter this code at checkout and your shipping will be totally on us!

Tomorrow I'll give you a sneaky peeky of the Teacher Fhiona sets and then since our DT call ends on Friday I'll keep the fun going with the launch of our new Halloween Fhiona stamp sets and cool Halloween goodies along with our new Teacher Fhiona stamp sets :) FUN!

Have a magical day!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Not So Scary Monday Sneaky Peeky!



When I was a child I was terrified of Halloween masks and all the houses that played the creepy music on Halloween night. My son Brandon (15 months) on the other hand thinks all these creepy masks and eerie displays are rather funny! We walked by a display in the mall that had a rather grotesque witch and goblin, I proceeded to walk faster thinking to myself, oh my I hope he doesn't see this, but he did see it and proceeded to point and laugh at all the display characters! It was actually quite adorable and all the people walking by thought he was the funniest little boy with his crazy chuckle. I think he would have taken them home if I let him :)

So with all the Halloween costumes and displays out in the stores I thought I would celebrate this wonderful Monday with a little sneaky peeky card. I call it 'not so scary' because that little ghost is just too adorable to be scary - just the way I like them! I'm sharing with you a really simple card with one of Fhiona's little friends - I couldn't let you see her in costume just yet! The candy stamp used for the background paper is one of Fhiona's favorite treats! YUM YUM!

Stay tuned for the launch date of all our Halloween stamps and goodies. Later this week I'll give you a little glimmer of the Teacher stamps as well :) FUN!

Enjoy your day!

Hugs

Friday, August 21, 2009

Happy Friday!!!




It's Friday and I couldn't think of any better card to share with everyone then the Happy Days Mermaid! Isn't she just darling?


Now that lots of people have their stamps on the way to them to ink up and start creating I would LOVE to have you share your creations so I can post them for everyone to see! Since we won't be starting challenges for approximately 6 weeks I've decided to arrange a little giveaway :)


Anyone who sends me a card using a Your Next Stamp image will have their name placed in a draw for a $2o gift certificate to use in our store! Once I start receiving entries I'll start drawing names every 2 weeks until we start our challenges - FUN!!!


Oh and I should let you know that my sister has hot water - YAY!!! She won't stink when I visit her on Sunday - LOL :)

Have fantastic weekend everyone!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Bubbles


My sister got back from her family camping trip late last night and called this morning to tell me they have no hot water!!! She then said the repair man told her the parts to fix the hot water problem are on back order - oh my goodness, all dirty and no hot water - not good!

So I'm posting this card of Bubbly Fun Fhiona in hopes that she gets some hot water really soon and can relax.

I hope everyone has a relaxing evening.

Hugs

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Our Blog Has A Brand Spankin' New Look!

Yes, you have arrived at the correct blog! Ragan from Blogger Boutique redesigned our blog - isn't it fantastic!!!!

I just had to do a second post today to say THANKS to Ragan!

I hope everyone loves it as much as we do :)

Cheers

This is for Fhiona



Fhiona (our super amazing) illustrator has been working on some new images and they are fantastic! I just can't wait to share everything with you! Look for a mini new release in the beginning of September :)

I'm sharing this card that Melanie made using Rainy Day Fhiona just for Fhiona because she is getting horrible summer weather in the UK and this little image always makes me smile even on a cold wet day :)

Rainy days don't get me down! I just love that sentiment!

Enjoy your day everyone!

Hugs

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Happy Tuesday!



Good Morning!

I'm so happy to see that many of you took advantage of our 'crazy' sale! Every once in a while you'll find that I do crazy things like that just because it's fun and I like to make sure that all of you know how much you are appreciated! As you know we are a new business so it's really nice to see people enjoying our stamps as much as we do!

I'm sharing a card with you today that I made using our Prince Charming stamp set - my hubby picked it out - wonder why??? ha ha ha - pardon the photo - I really need some photography lessons - or maybe it's just the fact that I love glitter way too much and that darn flash just gets in the way :) - it's probably both! I used the versamark dazzle to give the paper a glossy glittery shine - so pretty!

Many more thanks to all our DT submissions - you all just amaze me! We are going to have a really tough time only selecting 4 or 5 of you!

Cheers

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Crazy Sale Just For You!!!

Ok so you all are going to think I've lost my mind but don't worry I haven't I just like to have some fun and show my appreciation to all my amazing blog followers!

So I was just looking through the paper while my hubby took our 15 month old son out for a walk so mommy could have a break and I came across this 25% off your entire order sale from some craft store, I won't mention names but I'm sure you all know who I'm talking about!

I got thinking...my customers who LOVE it if I gave them a great sale too!!!! So I decided to have a CRAZY weekend sale just for you! Now I totally understand that it is summer and people go away on the weekend so that's why my sale doesn't just last 4 hours but all the way until Monday at midnight EST - WHOOOO HOOOOO!!!!

Details....

25% off your entire order - I know crazy!!! That is why your code to redeem this crazy offer is 'crazysale'! Just enter this code during your checkout process and voila you get this crazy discount!!!

This is my way of saying thanks!!!!

Have fun shopping!!!!

Cheers!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

New Copics are finally here!!! Plus a little Sneaky Peeky!






So we ordered these Copics a very long time ago hoping they would arrive for our Grand Opening and today they arrived on our doorstep!!!

We've now got the 12 new pastel Copic 0000 series and we are totally in love with them!!!! We also finally got our Copic Glitter pens - YIPPEEE!!!

Stop by the store and check them out!

Also as a wee little sneaky peeky I'll give you a little inside scoop on some other stuff we got in today...

Spooky, Trick Or Treat and Fhiona in costume???? are just a few words to get you excited for what's coming up in a few weeks time!!! oh and I almost forgot I think Fhiona just might be the teachers pet this year - he he he - you'll just have to wait and see!!! We are having way too much fun here at Your Next Stamp!!!! We have quite a bit up our sleeves so stay tuned for more to come....


Have a great night everyone!

Cheers

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Singles Released plus a BIG Thank You!

I just wanted to send a HUGE thank you to everyone who has been kind enough to let us know how much they LOVE our stamps! We think they are pretty darn cute so we are so happy to know that you think they are just as adorable as we do!!! I just can't wait to see what everyone creates with them - don't forget to share all your wonderful creations with us so we can post them in our gallery.

We have just released some single images from our moving sets and baby sets. Fhiona is our adorable little girl who just loves different adventures so she will always be sold with her fun little images as a set but we thought you might like some of the other images as individuals so you can mix and match to make your own set! COOL!

Also a big thank you to everyone who has joined our followers list and to everyone who has been applying to join our DT! Spots are just waiting to be filled in our gallery and we can't wait to reveal all the winners - this is soooo exciting!!!! Keep on applying - you've got until August 28th and then we've got some really tough choices to make because all of you are soooo amazing!

Happy Stamping!

Cheers


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Your Next Stamp Design Team Call

Calling all stampers - we need you!!!

Call Deadline - August 28 2009

After many months of hard work and much anticipation 'Your Next Stamp' has finally arrived! We need a design team to help us promote all of our fun and whimsical stamps! We are so excited to be doing our first ever design team call out!

We are all about having fun while reaping the benefits of great discounts and free stuff while doing something you love! Stamping and being creative.

So lets get down to business and get all the nitty gritty details out of the way so you can start stamping and sent us your amazing creations!

As a Design Team member for 'Your Next Stamp' you:

  1. will need a well maintained blog and enjoy participating in online challenges in the stamping community. You also are willing to submit your work to magazines and publications - we need your help to get our name out there.
  2. are willing to post card samples, contests, new releases, and challenges on your blog on a regular basis
  3. are willing to complete at least 1 new stamp project every week that you post to your blog
  4. are willing to list our other DT members on your blog along with our logo and link to our website
  5. are willing to make a 1 year commitment to be apart of our team

What we are looking for in our DT members:

  1. Creativity and originality
  2. Must have great coloring abilities - our images require coloring and we want to be able to show our fellow stampers all the cool coloring techniques so they can learn different ways to use our images
  3. Ability to provide a great picture of your work

What you get from us:

  1. Free stamp welcome package to start out - stamps are your choice
  2. Discount at our online store for your entire DT term
  3. Free monthly stamp set of your choice plus we will send you new releases to work with as well
  4. Your own card gallery on our website plus a link to your blog
  5. Guaranteed FUN!!!

Steps to follow to enter our call out:

  1. Create a post on your blog with 2 of your best cards and use 'Your Next Stamp 1st Design Team Call' as the title of your post
  2. Link your post to this post using the comment section
  3. Then wait patiently for us to make our decision. We will contact you directly if you are chosen and then we will post all the names of our new DT on our blog on September 5th 2009

It's that simple! We look forward to seeing all your cards!

Contact me directly with any questions karen@yournextstamp.com

Happy Stamping!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Follow us...

Thank you to everyone who has commented on our website and products as well as all our new customers - you are all appreciated very much. We realized that we didn't have the feature to follow our blog activated so we have turned on the feature to allow you to follow our blog and share in our stamping adventures! So this is a call out for you to follow us :) Anyone who adds themselves to our follower list will be put in a monthly draw for a stamp set of their choice - COOL!!!! So what are you waiting for - go ahead add yourself to our blog! Our first draw will be September 7 2009.

Stay tuned for more contests as well as our design team call out! That's right we need more design team members and we can't wait to see your creations!!!

Cheers

Friday, August 7, 2009

Grand Opening!!!


Well the day has finally arrived!!! YIPPEEEE!!!! Your Next Stamp is officially open for business :) I hope everyone enjoys our website, all of our adorable stamp sets, cool products and has fun SHOPPING!!!
Let the FUN begin!!!!
So our first give away starts NOW! From today Aug 7 2009 until Aug 14 2009 when you place an order enter 'I love stamping' in the comment section of your order and you'll receive a free gift from moi :) FUN!!!
Happy Stamping!
Cheers

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Almost Ready!!!!


Thank you for all your patience! We are very excited to say that our website is complete and we will be launching it within the next few days!!!! YIPPEEEEEEE!

As a little product sneak peek I've attached a few pictures of some of the fun things you'll find in our store :)

Stay tuned for the official launch!

Cheers

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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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