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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

I made lots of fun gift tags and cards this year so I thought I would share with you the tag I made my wonderful hubby Chris. He just adores the Bob the Beaver stamp so I decided to alter him a tad and put a Santa hat on him!

Thank you for all your support since we opened YNS on August 7th 2009. I know you will just love what we've got in store for you in 2010!

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

YNS Challenge #6 & TPE #45

It's time for another YNS Challenge! YAY! The very talented Starlet Kerri had a super awesome sketch for us this time and I just instantly feel in love with this layout! Thanks Kerri!

I used Little Isabel and her friend Snowman on my card {this stamp is named after my darling 18 month old niece} along with some really pretty dp Christmas Mint Cocoa Cluster {the name alone makes you want to just eat it up! lol }. I coloured her in with Copics and then added some stickles for some sparkle. Just in case you're wondering about the sentiment 'Just for You' is from the Flying High Fhiona stamp set.
Be sure to check out Kerri's sketch and play along with YNS Challenge #6 for your chance to win the Cupcake Cutie single stamp or $5 in YNS bucks!
Also since I love to sponsor and support other challenge blogs I'm also entering my Christmas Card into one of my favorite challenges The Pink Elephant Challenge #45 - YAY! Be sure to check out TPE and combine your entries!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Blog Hop Winner!

Thank you to everyone for participating in our 3rd New Release blog hop!! I hope you enjoyed visiting all the Starlets blogs as much as I did! All the creations were fabulous! The Starlets try and keep their creations a secret so when I hop I'm seeing them for the first time and it's always so much fun! Fantastic job ladies!

Also a big thanks to everyone for helping us spread the word by placing our blog hop blinkie on your blog - if you noticed the adorable blinkie stopped blinking yesterday it's because all of you helped us reach our max bandwidth which is awesome because that means we has lots of people checking out the hop! Look for our super cute January blog hop blinkie soon! We've added more bandwidth so this time your blinkie will keep blinking - YAY!

Congratulations to our hop winner!!!
Trish Miles

Please email me with your 6 new release stamp choices along with your mailing address - YAY!

My first scrapbook page!

Yep you read that right! I love stamping and card making but something I had never actually tried until now is scrapbooking! I had so much fun making this Halloween page for my Mom to add to her 2009 scrapbook. I used some new release stamps { Betsy, Lady Buggie} as well as some other fun YNS stamps from the Monkey Gone Bananas set, the Happy Halloween Fhiona set and the Trick or Treat Fhiona set.

Be sure to check back here tomorrow for YNS Challenge #6! I'm so excited to show everyone my card! It's Starlet Kerri's turn to host our challenge and she has an amazing sketch for you to try that you won't want to miss!

Have a super day!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

YNS New Release Blog Hop!!!

***prize for this hop is now closed***
December 10 - December 14

I'm so excited about our 3rd New Release blog hop!!! YAY! I'm sure everyone will agree that the YNS Starlets always bring us fabulous creations and what better way to show you all the new release stamps than with a fun Starlet hop!

Before I start with all the hop details I promised to announce the winner from the blinkie contest! I did a random draw and the winner is...

Donna Mikasa

Congrats! Please email me your 5 new release stamp choices along with your mailing address.

You are at the beginning of the hop so stay here and check out all the details and prizes to be won and then you'll want to hop on over to the talented Starlet Lana!

This release is a little different than the last few. I've got 1 fabulous new Fhiona for you and 15 super fun and whimsical buggies and animals designed by the very talented Franfou!

You'll see the adorable Fitness Fhiona along the hop! She is so cute in her little workout/dance outfit and she is just in time for all those New Years resolutions! You know what I'm talking about - we all vouch to get healthy and lose those holiday pounds in January and now Fitness Fhiona is here to help keep us motivated! lol

You'll see all the cute buggies and animals on the hop too! I just couldn't resist these fun images by Franfou and they are perfect for so many occasions! I've used Crocodile Pete for my card below and made it into a DAD card.

All the cute buggies and animals come with a funny little personality bio!

Here is Pete's...

Crocodile Pete has a soft spot in his heart for hugs and enjoys roller blading in his spare time! "XO man" is his favorite saying!

Be sure to check out all their bios by clinking on the blue 'more info' cloud button when browsing the images at the YNS store!

Blog Hop Grand Prize is 6 New Release Stamps {winners choice}

Be sure to hop along and comment on all the blogs including this one to qualify for the hop prize!

OK now get hopping! Your next stop is Lana! Remember to comment on this post before you go!

Here is the full line up just in case...

Karen {you're here now}










Have fun and I hope you enjoy all the new release stamps!


Monday, December 7, 2009

New Release Sneak Peeks!!!


I am so excited about the super fun blog hop we have planned for everyone this Thursday!

Just for fun here are a few little sneak peeks from the super talented Starlets! Thanks Ladies!


Enjoy your day and remember to hop on back here Thursday for the hop! I'll be giving away new release stamps plus if you place an order over $55 you'll get a free stamp or stamp set of your choice!


The Pink Elephant Challenge Sponsor

Happy Monday!

I love challenges so I am excited to say that YNS is the proud sponsor of TPE Challenge this week! YAY!

This weeks challenge is a color challenge! TPE has challenged everyone to make a creation using your favorite Christmas colors!

I decided to make a holiday card using New Years Party Fhiona! I love this set because it's great for birthday cards, holiday cards, New Years, celebration cards, scrapbooking, invitations - the possibilities are endless! I also used the Happy Holidays sentiment from the Mixed Bag of Greetings set.

Hop on over the TPE and join in the fun! I hope you join us over at the YNS Challenge Blog as well for Challenge #5 - Birthday Card/Creation using hearts!

Check back tomorrow for a wee sneak peek at the new release stamps coming out this Thursday!


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Blog Hop Blinkie Contest!

***this contest is now closed***

Hi Everyone!

Would you like a chance to win YNS New Release Stamps????

Your Next Stamp December New Releases are on the way and we need your help to spread the word about our Blog Hop starting on December 10th!

All you need to do is...

  1. grab our Blog Hop Blinkie code from the side bar
  2. add it to your blog
  3. comment on this post letting me know that you have added the blinkie to your blog

If you don't have a blog - no worries you can still participate! Just comment below letting me know that you are excited for the new release and that you don't have a blog but would still like your name added to the draw for the new release stamps!

The YNS December new release is packed full of fun and whimsical cute bugs and animals designed by our talented illustrator Franfou plus a new Fhiona set too which is super adorable!!!

The winner will get to pick 5 of new release stamps as their prize!

I'll draw the winner on Dec 9th and post the winner's name on Dec 10th :)

Thank you in advance for all your help and support - you are very much appreciated!


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

YNS Challenge #5

It's time for another YNS Challenge - YAY!

The lovely Starlet Cabio is our hostess this week and she has challenged us all to make a birthday card with hearts.

I decided to make a birthday card for my niece who is turning 7 in a few weeks :) I even used the stamp set which is named after her - Little Catherine with a Pile of Pressies. Every little girl loves purple and pink plus lots of sparkle so I'm sure she will just adore her birthday card!

I hope you join us over at the YNS Challenge blog for your chance to win the Shopper Fhiona stamp set! Plus we're giving away some YNS bucks so hop on over and check out all the details.


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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

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

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

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

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

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:

Julie Elak

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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