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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, July 30, 2010

Blog Hop Blinkie Contest

Created by SemSee

YIPPEE! Look who's turning ONE! Your Next Stamp, of course! This first year just flew by! The saying 'time flies when you're having fun' is soooo true!

We've got a super FUN blog hop planned starting August 5th to celebrate this exciting occasion and we need your help to spread the word!

The very talented Simonne has created this adorable blinkie for us - thank you Simonne!!!

All you need to do is...
  1. grab the blinkie code, place the super cute blinkie on your blog
  2. Add your blog link below and comment on this post to let me know you're helping spread the word. 
You're name will then be entered into a random draw for a special new release stamp prize package! I'll announce the winner on Aug 5th.

Don't have blog? No worries...just comment below and let me know that you don't have a blog and you'll still be entered into the draw.

We've got some fabulous guest designers joining us along with prizes and some super adorable new releases!!!

This first year has been an amazing experience and I would like to thank you for your continued support!

Sending big stamping hugs your way!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

August Guest Designer

I'd like to take a moment to welcome the talented Andrea Murdock to our YNS stamping family for the month of August!!! So glad to have you with us Andi!!!

Check out this super adorable Cupcake Cutie Fhiona card Andi created along with a bit of info in her own words...



Hi, my name is Andrea but I also go by Andi. I have been married to my best friend for 16 years and we have 2 daughters. Our house is always filled with laughter as we all like to think we are comedians and try to out do each other at making our family laugh! I have been papercrafting for about 10 years now and my addiction hasn't slowed down a bit! I am not sure what I do more though- buy supplies or actually create- it may be tied! I am even getting better at using my pretty paper and ribbons and not just hoarding it lolz! My favourite medium to work with are copic markers and I love to find new ways to use stamps to show their versatility. My daughters like to craft with me and I have even learned how to share my copic markers without having my eye twitch hee hee! I fell in love with YNS images as they were so fun not only for me to play with but my daughters went nuts over them! They have such a fun whimsical look to them that they are a great addition to my crafting collection. I am so excited to be part of YNS's August team!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Shaped Easel Card

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Since our challenge this week over at the YNS challenge blog is to make an easel card I thought I would have some fun and create a shaped easel card! Thanks for this fun challenge Cabio! I keep seeing these shaped easel cards all over blog land and I've always wanted to make one so I finally went for it! LOL


I really wanted to ink up Monkey Gone Bananas and decided to create this little scene for him on the beach. I used the palm tree from the Cute Birthday Lion set along with the You Make Me Happy sentiment from the Happy Days Mermaid set because I think this monkey looks like he is doing the happy dance!!! The sand around the trees and along the back is  Ultra Fine Flower Soft and then the little glitter button is from the Walk on the Beach button set.

You've got until next Tuesday to join in all the easel card fun so I hope you play along for your chance to win some YNS bucks..hop on over to the YNS challenge blog for all the details!

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Dad!

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We're celebrating my father's birthday this weekend and he loves fishing and relaxing on his boat so I thought this was the perfect stamp for his card! I've used Ethan out on the pond and just couldn't resist pairing it up with this adorable 3 Bugs in a Rug DP.


I thought this was the perfect time to share with you a few cute pictures of Brandon. He got to go fishing with Grandpa for the first time this past week and he had so much fun playing with all the rubber worms in his pail plus 'bumpa' (this what Brandon calls him) let him drive the boat! LOL



Plus to celebrate Dad's birthday I've got a sale going on over at the YNS store...

20% off for Dads Birthday Sale
Online Code DAD2010
Sale ends Monday at midnight

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

YNS Challenge #21 - Easel Cards

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It's time for YNS Challenge #21! Our hostess this week is the very talented Cabio and she has challenged us to make Easel Cards! I really enjoyed this challenge because it forced me to make something different rather than a traditional shaped card which I seem to lean towards most of the time.

I've used Rainbow Swing Fhiona on my easel card - isn't she just too cute!?!


I hope you play along for your chance to win some YNS bucks! Check out the YNS Challenge Blog for all the details!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Few Cute Cards

Happy Tuesday!

Today I'd like to share these adorable cards made by some really special blogger friends of mine!

The first card is by Christine over at Dol Creations. She's used the adorable Dale Design Stamp Make a Wish and you can check out her blog post HERE. I just love how she coloured this image and all the added sparkle is the perfect touch!



This next card is by Lori Craig over at Make a Difference. She has used the super cute Bubbly Fun Fhiona and you can check her post out HERE. I just love her stitching and all the shine she added to the tub!



Happy Stamping!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Smores Anyone?

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Happy Friday!

I just couldn't resist sharing this super fun and creative smores bag created by Kerry Urbatch which just happens to be the featured project right now on PCP!  Kerry used the adorable Fhiona's Tent stamp and created a yummy smores bag...how creative! I think this is a must have for all campers venturing out to the wild! I know I would be quite happy sitting by the camp fire munching away on some of these sweet treats!



Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Simple Summer Card

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I'm really loving the colours in this new Bo Bunny Sun Kissed line and with this heat chilling by the water with a glass of Crystal Light (or whatever you fancy) is definitely on my mind. I had a little crafting time yesterday and decided to make this simple summer fun card...


I used the fancy drink from the Dale Design Cheers set and decided to color it in using some reinkers and my water pen and then finished it off which a little sparkle smooch and clear glaze for the glass - FUN! The sentiment I used is from the Fhiona and Fhinn Hiking stamp set and I now have amazing white gel pens in stock which I used for the highlights on the glass.

The flower started off white until I got a hold of it and added some color, the purple flower is from the Sun Kissed Flower set and then of course I had to add some baubles!
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Making Room For New Stamps and Stuff!



Happy Stamping!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

SFYTT Sponsor

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I am so excited to once again sponsor Jen D's Sketch For You To Try! Jen is super talented and I always love her wonderful creations so be sure to check out out her fun SFYTT blog.

Here is the sketch for this week...



Thursday was a very special day so I would like to start off by saying HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELLIE!!! Jen's daughter's name is Ellie and she celebrated her 4th birthday on Thursday. Today she is having her birthday party so I got out my Ellie with Pressies stamp and made a birthday card in honor of this occasion!


The sentiment is from the Mini Greetings set and the DP and coordinating button and gems is from the new Bo Bunny Sun Kissed line. I just love all the bright fun colors!

There is an awesome prize up fro grabs and a YNS store discount for all Jen's participants so be sure to hop on over to the SFYTT blog for all the details!

On another note...I'm looking to add some new DT members to the YNS team so be sure to check out all the details HERE. Please email me if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

YNS Challenge #20

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Happy Wednesday!

It's time for YNS Challenge #20 - YIPPEE!!! Angela is our wonderful hostess and she has challenged us to use FLOWERS on our cards and creations. I love flowers and there are so many different flower stamps, embellishments and papers to choose from so I'm sure you'll have as much fun playing along as I did!




I decided to use the Flower Garden stamp for my card. I used the solid half of this stamp set and I really had fun messing around with the different inks to get the multi colored look. Of course, I had to add a little sparkle and bling just for fun!

Be sure to check out the awesome paper and embellishment sale I've got going on at the YNS store.

Hop on over the the YNS challenge blog to check out all the challenge details on how to win some YNS bucks and also to see all the other fabulous cards created by the YNS starlets!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, July 2, 2010

July Guest Designer

Welcome Cindy! We are so happy to have you joining us for the month of July!

Here is a beautiful card created by Cindy using Bubbly Fun Fhiona and little bit of info to help you get to know her better. Please be sure to visit her blog and show her some YNS love!



I was just thrilled to be asked to be guest designer for YNS!!! These stamps are so fun!!

I am a Wife, Mother and Grandmother who lives in Saskatchewan Canada. I love cardmaking, and spending time with my Hubby and Grandchildren.

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

YNS DT Call

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Your Next Stamp is looking for new DT members!

Are you a paper crafter who loves rubber stamping? Do you have a well-maintained blog and love to share your creations with others? Are you organised and able to meet deadlines? Are you a team player and willing work with other designers? Would you like to be on a fabulous, friendly, talented and helpful DT? Would you like to work with adorable, cute and whimsical rubber stamps? If so...

 YNS is looking for you!

This is an open design team call, so anyone of any age from anywhere can apply! The new DT term will run for 6 months from September 1st 2010 through February 28th 2011. You must have a well-maintained blog on which you would be willing to share your YNS creations each week, be able to take good quality digital photographs of your work, and possess great coloring skills (full DT requirements are listed below).


This call will remain open from today (July 1st 2010) through midnight EST on July 31st 2010. New members will be contacted via email within a week of the DT call ending and announced on my blog thereafter.


Before submitting your application for our team, please read through the detailed DT requirements that you can download as a pdf from HERE. Please do not apply if you cannot meet our requirements for the full 6 month term.


To apply:


- Post a message on your blog about our DT call and share 3 of your best creations in that post. You can include cards, scrapbook pages and/or altered items. If you have made anything using YNS stamps we'd love to see them too, but please note that this is not required to apply.


- Then send an email to ynsdtcall@gmail.com including your full name, contact info (including email address), blog address, links to any online galleries, and a link to your DT application post. Please also include a brief description about you and your stamping style and coloring media, current and previous Design Team work, published work, and any other information you would like to share! (please note: previous DT experience and/or publication of your work is not necessary to apply)


When we've received your email with all the above information, we'll send you an email confirming receipt of your application. If you don’t hear from us within 5 days of applying, assume we did not receive your application and please re-send it.


We look forward to receiving your applications!

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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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