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Monday, December 27, 2010

Inventory Blow Out SALE!

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I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday filled with lots of family, friends and good times! We had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed spending time with our loved ones this holiday season. Here are just a few fun photos of our little cutie Brandon...

Can I open it - pleeeeeease?

Frosty...again, please Grandma!


I'd like to take this moment to thank you for all your support this past year. YNS is a dream come true for me and I couldn't do this without the support from my family and all of you! I appreciate your business and your excitement and love for YNS stamps!


My gift to you is a...

HUGE inventory Blow Out SALE!!!!

Visit www.yournextstamp.com for all the details!

I look forward to another exciting year filled with friends, fun, laughter and new stamps!!!

See you in the New Year!!!

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Holiday Cards

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I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! I've been busy with my last minute 'to do' list before the big day! Brandon is so excited and keeps asking if Santa has been here yet...it's so cute! We took him to the mall to see Santa and he asked for a train set so let's hope that Santa pulls through and leaves a train under the tree. What's the hot item that your kids or grand kids are asking for this year?

I've got a few cards designed by the talented Kimber McGray - thank you for sending these to me Kimber! She has inked up the the fabulous Happy Holidays Collection and created these stunning cards...





Have a wonderful day!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

YNS Challenge #32 - Let's PARTY!

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Happy Holidays! It's time for YNS Challenge #32 and I'm your lovely hostess for this special 3 week holiday challenge. YAY! Since we are in the heart of the holiday season and this challenge runs into the New Year I decided to make our theme Let's Party! You can make a card, party favor, invitation...really anything party related. You should see all the FABULOUS creations the DT came up with...my gals are so talented!

I decided to make a fun party favor with a matching card. It's a really simple set to make and be easily duplicated so you can make lots of them in a short period of time...



I used the mini snowman stamp for the jar topper and then the larger snowman stamp for my card. I love that the set is matching which is just another reason why I LOVE the YNS mini stamps! My jar is filled with buttons but you could put candy or anything small in your jar - YUMMY!

I hope you join in the fun for your chance to win some YNS bucks! Check out all the details over at the fabulous YNS Challenge Blog. Big thanks to Simonne for helping me set up the challenge post this week! It's so nice to have such a wonderful team who are always willing to help out - thank you!!!

Also be sure to grab a deal over at the YNS Store!

15% off all stamps and 30% of brads, buttons and crystals - WOW!

Sale ends tonight at midnight

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Happy Holidays Sale!





Sale is running for 3 days only!

This YNS holiday sale starts now and ends Wednesday Dec 15th at midnight so be sure to grab these great deals while you can!

Do you have a YNS wish list?

I'd be happy to assist your friends and family this holiday season. Just send them your list along with my contact info and let them know to contact me for assistance.

Happy Holidays!


Friday, December 10, 2010

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells

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Jingle all the way, oh what fun it is to...ok I won't sing anymore cause trust me if you could here me you would be begging me to stop! LOL Now Brandon on the other hand...he can carry an adorable little tune and Jingle Bells just happens to be his favorite holiday song. Lately our home and car has been blasting holiday tunes which inspired me to ink up this fabulous stamp Rockin' Christmas Tree.

I just love how this card turned out...


I hope you are enjoying the holiday season and are busy making lots of cards for your friends and family.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

YNS Challenge #31 - CAS Christmas

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It's time for YNS Challenge #31 - YIPPEE!

Jenny is our fabulous hostess and she has challenged us to create Clean And Simple Christmas cards! I loved this challenge because when you have to make a lot of cards and you are short on time CAS is definitely the way to go plus I just love the elegance and beauty of CAS cards. Jenny is our queen of CAS! Be sure to check out her blog for lots of CAS inspiration.

I decided to use the sentiment from the Light up the Holidays stamp set for my CAS card...


I added just a touch of colour with Copic markers along with some yummy twine. The sparkle around the edges of the tag is diamond glitter.

I hope you play along with our fun CAS Christmas challenge! Check out all the details over at the YNS Challenge blog.

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Fun with gems

Just a quick post today to share a CAS card I made using the Bazzill Gem Templates...these are so fun to work with and you can use them for paper piercing as well if you don't want to make shapes with gems. I finished the card off with the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Christmas Tree Baubles cling set which just happens to be on sale too!



Also I know I've completely MIA lately...sorry about that! December is such a busy month plus I've been working hard at planning for CHA! Yep, that's right! YNS is exhibiting at CHA this January plus I'm one of the sponsors for the Canadian Mega Sampler workshop!!! I'm soooo excited!!! If you are going to CHA this year please stop by my booth for a visit - booth #4536.

Tomorrow I'll be back with my YNS Challenge #31 card hosted by the lovely Jenny!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December Guest Designer

WOW! It's December already and the snow is blowing outside my office window...brrrrr it's a cold day today! I think I'll go make a nice hot cup of tea but before I do that I'd like to give a warm welcome to Angela Wood!!! YAY! Angela is joining the YNS family for the month of December, her wonderful designs are sure to warm your heart.

Here's are some fabulous YNS creations and a little info about Angela in her own words...


Hi, I'm Angela Wood and I'm thrilled to be the guest designer at YNS this month. I've been stamping and making cards for almost 2 years now and am really enjoying myself. I've made so many wonderful friends through blogging and being on design teams. It's been wonderful! I am married to my very supportive hubby, Brian and we have 2 daughters Elena age 12 and Christina age 8 and we live in the Connecticut suburbs. I am primarily a SAHM but work part time at my children's school. I cherish every moment I spend with my family and I really love the creative outlet I get from making cards and paper projects! Thank you to Karen for asking me to join the YNS family this month.





We all look forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations this month! Welcome to the family Angela!

Happy Stamping Hugs!


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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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