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Friday, January 28, 2011

YNS CHA Release BLOG HOP!!!

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Welcome to the Your Next Stamp CHA Release BLOG HOP!

I don't even know where to begin...I am just over the top excited about taking YNS to CHA for the very first time! That's right, as you're reading this I will be at the Winter 2011 CHA - booth #4518! WOO-HOO!!

So to celebrate this event, I'm releasing some fab new YNS stamps just in time for CHA. You may have already caught a sneak peek of some of them last week over at the Scrapbook and Cards Today blog, but today you get to see all 9 World Kids stamps plus a fabulous new Celebrate Collection from HR Designs and 7 new mini stamps. YAY!

These new stamps are available to buy right now from the Your Next Stamp store along with all your YNS favourites.

Of course we couldn't let this release pass by without having a fun blog hop! We also have 4 fabulous guests joining us for our hop - the amazing Tori Wild, Cindy Haffner, Carole Burrage and Maylee Pham!

If you would like to participate in the hop and you didn't arrive here from Wendy's blog, please CLICK HERE to return to the start of the hop at Kerri's blog, as you don't want to miss these fab new releases!

The hop starts today (28 January 2011 at 08:00 EST) and ends on 2 February 2011 at midnight EST.

As always here at Your Next Stamp, we have a wonderful prize for you to win! One lucky winner will be drawn at random from the links in the linky list to receive their choice of 3 of the new World Kids stamps!

You will see that every stop along the hop has a linky list - this is the SAME linky list posted on every blog, so that you can enter the prize draw from any stop (although we hope you will visit all the blogs on today's hop!). The linky will update itself on everyone's blog when a link is entered - how cool is that? Please remember to only enter your name ONCE into the linky list during the hop - you do NOT need to enter your name at every stop and multiple entries will be removed. It's not a requirement for you to comment at every stop along the hop to be eligible to be entered into the prize draw, but the DT would sure love to hear what you think of their new release creations!

I'm is also running some special bundle promotions, so be sure to hop on over to the YNS store once you've finished the hop. If you order all 9 World Kids stamps in one bundle, you will save 15% over the cost of buying them individually!

So onto my blog hop creation! I have used the new Fancy Cuppy Cake stamp for my hop project, I stamped one of the fancy cupcakes 3 time to get the stacked cupcake effect :o))


Here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:


Congratulations, you've reached the end of our YNS hop! Thanks so much for joining us, I hope you enjoyed all the fabulous hop creations and love the new release as much as I do :o) I'd like to thank Fhiona Galloway for creating these adorable World Kids and Heather Rolin for the super fun birthday stamps! Also on behalf of the entire DT...a big thanks goes to Simonne for organizing this amazing and FUN blog hop!

I'd love for you to leave me a comment and then hop on over to the YNS Store to take advantage of the sale and pick up some YNS fun and whimsical rubber stamps for your collection!

I'll be in touch with lots of photos once I return from CHA!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Please help me welcome...

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Our fabulous February YNS guest designer...the talented and hilarious Carole Burrage!!! Visit her blog and I guarantee that you'll smile and laugh!

I know it's not quite February yet but with CHA and the new release blog hop this Friday I thought I would give Carole the spotlight a little early so everyone could give her a warm YNS welcome!

Here's a little bit about Carole in her own words...

Hi, YNS lovers!  It's my pleasure and privilege to be able to Guest Design for Your Next Stamp this month -- I adore YNS's fresh and fun images.  They're just too adorable to resist!  A little about me... I live in Claremore, Oklahoma, where I'm a stay-at-home-mom to two busy boys (Truman, age 14, and Carter, age 6) and the wife of my college/law school sweetheart, Sean, to whom I've been married for 17 years.  I started scrapbooking, on and off, after Truman was born.  In the fall of 2006, I fell into stamping and found my paper passion.  Since then, I've been lucky enough to serve on several design teams, including Splitcoaststampers' Dirty Dozen, and have made wonderful friends from all around the world.  I love stampers and how they 'get me;' if you've ever tried to explain this hobb-session to a 'civilian,' you probably know what I mean!  Huge hugs and thanks to Karen for asking me to join in the YNS fun for February -- I'm excited to play with all of you!

Check out this adorable creation she made using Tea Time Fhiona...


Thanks for joining us Carole! We all look forward to seeing more of your fabulous YNS creations!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, January 21, 2011

YNS News!


The end of January is shaping up to be a busy and exciting time for YNS ...


If you've been reading my blog lately you most likely already know that Your Next Stamp is going to be at the Winter 2011 CHA in LA! WOO-HOO! The event runs from January 29th to February 1st and I'll be promoting YNS at Booth #4518. If you're going to be there I would love to meet you and if you want to see YNS in your local stores please help spread the word and ask the store owners to stop by my booth!

So with CHA in mind, Your Next Stamp will soon be welcoming some new friends to its little family with a fabulous YNS CHA New Release BLOG HOP on January 28th, so be sure to mark your calendars as you really won't want to miss this! But if you'd like a small sneaky peek of who is joining us, hop on over to the Scrapbook and Cards Today blog right now... and while you're there, why not enter the super fun contest to WIN a $25 gift certificate to spend on stamps at the YNS store!



And that's not all... Your Next Stamp now has a Facebook page!

We would love to invite you all to LIKE our YNS FB page so you can be the first to know about promotions, new releases, sales, competitions ... and there may even be the odd quick giveaway! We'd also love to see all your YNS creations, old and new, so why not upload them to our YNS FB wall.

To celebrate our YNS Facebook launch we have 2 special promotions:

1. We have a special 20% off discount code - hop on over to our FB page to grab it (discount ends Jan 31st).

2. We are holding a prize draw just for those of you who LIKE our page. Come on over and sign up by February 1st to be entered into the draw to WIN a $25 gift certificate to spend on stamps at the YNS store.

WOW! That's some exciting YNS news! I would love for you to come back here after visiting the Scrapbook and Cards Blog and tell me what you think of the CHA sneak peeks! You are going to LOVE these new little friends!!!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

YNS Challenge #34 - Make a Winter Scene

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Hello! I am happy to say that I'm still alive and kicking after this crazy week of CHA prep! Things are really starting to come together and I'm super excited about hoping on that airplane to California next week! YAY! I would really love to meet you so if you are planning on attending CHA be sure to stop by the YNS booth #4518!!! DT member Jenny will be there with me all weekend doing make and takes too! FUN!

I'm also excited because YNS Challenge #34 gave to an excuse to stop working and enjoy some stamping fun! Linda is out hostess with the mostess for this challenge and she asked us to create a winter scene. It's been snowing quite a bit here lately so this challenge came at the perfect time - thanks Linda!

I decided to ink up these adorable Penguin Buds for my wintery card...aren't they CUTE?! Just in case you are wondering...the snowflake stamp is from the Penguin Greetings set



Be sure to hop on over to the YNS Challenge Blog and check out all the fabulous inspiration from the DT! They all totally rocked this winter challenge! Plus play along for your chance to win some YNS bucks!

Be sure to hop back here this Friday for a special contest and CHA sneaky peeky announcement!
Until then...Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Love Muffin

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It's Wednesday afternoon already! This week is flying by! My goal is to have everything shipped to CHA (California) by Monday so I don't have to travel with all my workshop kits, catalogues, stamps ect... and I'm feeling like my check list is growing instead of shrinking LOL ...wish me luck to get it all done in time! So with everything going on I just had to take a break for some stamping therapy :o) Total stress reliever for me...how about you? Do you find it relaxing to ink up a stamp and start creating?

I was excited to play with the newest release so I chose to ink up Love Muffin. I just love this fun little muffin and couldn't resist adding a whole bunch of stickles as icing! YUM! The DP is from the new Imaginisce Enchanted Collection 6x6 paper pad.



I'm hoping to ink up the kite stamp You Make My Heart Soar next :o) I hope you take some time to give yourself a break and stamp today too!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Hop Winner!

Thank you for participating in our January New Release Blog Hop!

I don't always see the projects before our hops so I had so much fun hoping along checking out all the amazing creations made by the DT and our fabulous guests. Thanks ladies for all the inspiration!

I used a random draw generator to select our winner...and I finally figured out how to cut and paste the generator to show you the winning # selection. YAY!!!



Congrats Marilyn (http://paperdreams-marilyn.blogspot.com/) Please email me your mailing address so I can get your prize (Chocolate Lover Collection) in the mail for you.

Ok I'm off to continue preparing for CHA - YAY! Look for a special CHA release contest soon and on Jan 21st we've got a very special sneak peek of the new stamps!!! WOW! I'm sooooo excited!!!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, January 7, 2011

January New Release Blog Hop!!!


Welcome to the Your Next Stamp January New Release BLOG HOP!

We've got some fabulous new YNS stamps to showcase today! I'd like to thank my talented Illustrators and DT for all their hard work and amazing designs! These new stamps are available to buy right now from the Your Next Stamp store along with all your YNS favourites. We also have two wonderful guests joining us for our hop - the amazing Angela Wood and Jen Del Muro.

If you would like to participate in the hop and you didn't arrive here from Angela's Blog, please CLICK HERE to return to the start of the hop at Wendy's blog, as you don't want to miss these fab new releases!

The hop starts today (07 January 2011 at 03:00 EST) and ends on 10 January 2011 at midnight EST.

As always here at Your Next Stamp, we have a wonderful prize for you to win! One lucky winner will be drawn at random from the links in the linky list to receive this fabulous Chocolate Lover Collection designed by the very talented Heather Rolin! FYI - if you chose to purchase this set and then find out you are a winner. no worries, I'll exchange it for some stamps you don't already own.



You will see that every stop along the hop has a linky list - this is the SAME linky list posted on every blog, so that you can enter the prize draw from any stop (although we hope you will visit all the blogs on today's hop!). The linky will update itself on everyone's blog when a link is entered - how cool is that? Please remember to only enter your name ONCE into the linky list during the hop - you do NOT need to enter your name at every stop and multiple entries will be removed. It's not a requirement for you to comment at every stop along the hop to be eligible to be entered into the prize draw, but the DT would sure love to hear what you think of their new release creations!

I'm running some special promotions, so be sure to hop on over to the YNS store once you've finished the hop. There is a fab clearance section, where you can grab a bargain or two, and I've has also put together some special-priced bundles!!

So onto my blog hop creations! For my first creation I have used Fhiona Galloways Kyle - IPod Teen Boy to create some fun gift card holders! I actually made these for both my brother in laws this past Christmas, they were a huge hit!





I also made a card using the set Happiness from Heather Rolins new collection From The Heart. I absolutely LOVE this set and I can see myself using it in so many different ways!



Here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:


So now it's time for you to hop on over to Sylvia's Blog as she is the next stop on our hop, but I'd love it if you left me a comment before you go!

Thanks so much for hopping with us today! I hope you enjoy our new release!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

YNS Challenge #33 - Sketch Time!

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Happy Wednesday!

It's time for YNS Challenge #33 - YAY! Kerri is our fabulous hostess for this challenge and she has whipped up a super fun sketch for us.


I decided to use Keep Fit Fhiona and Keep Fit Accessories for my card. I think this stamp is so adorable!



Hop on over to the YNS Challenge blog to check out all the amazing DT creations plus we hope you join in the fun for your chance to win some YNS bucks!

Ok I'm off to finish some final details regarding my CHA workshop presentation and I'm working on uploading all the new stamps for the awesome release hop this Friday so be sure to mark your calendars!!! YIPPEE!!!

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

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I hope you had a wonderful New Year's Eve! It was pretty low key here as Chris had to work and Brandon passed out at 8 pm so I just chilled and watched some TV and got caught up on some work stuff.

I'm excited for the New Year as it's filled with lots of wonderful events like ScrapFest and CHA and that means lots and lots of yummy new stamps!!! YAY!!! Be sure to mark your calendars and join us for a HUGE new release blog hop on Jan 7th and then stay tuned for my amazing CHA release! I've been keeping this release a secret for way to long now and I can't wait for you to these this fabulous new collection designed by the very talented Fhiona Galloway! That's all I'm going to say about that, for now anyway *grin*

As for today...I've been busy cleaning up the office and I found lots of unmounted rubber from the days before YNS stamps came mounted on cling sooooo I've decided to start a clearance bin at the YNS store to clear out the unmounted stock. There are some super fantastic deals with very limited quantities so scoop up these fabulous stamps while you can! Plus my inventory blow out sale is still up and running but it ends tomorrow so hop on over to http://www.yournextstamp.com/ and grab some goodies!

I've been busy organizing and haven't had a chance to get crafty so here is a super cute New Year's card made by our very talented Maureen!



Have a super fabulous day!

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Karen Dedman
Designer & YNS Owner

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

Kerri Michaud
Designer & Assistant DT Coordinator

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

Peggy Toole
Designer and Assistant DT Co-ordinator

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

Maureen Wong
Designer and YNS Video Goddess

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

Angel Rivera
Designer

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

Bonnie Kohane
Designer

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

Brianna Loeffelbein
Designer

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

Deborah Anton
Designer

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

Jen Roach
Designer

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

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

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

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

Julie Elak
Designer

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

Laura Nehring
Designer

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

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

Nicole Nastali
Designer

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

Ruza Rebel
Designer

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

Sheila Veitch
Designer

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

Thanh Vo
Designer

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

Wendy McGaffey
Designer

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