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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Out of this World

Happy Saturday Everyone!! 
I have to tell you that I had an absolute  blast creating this card!  I inked up one of my YNS favorites, Space Boy and all of his accessory images.  (I LOVE accessory, images don't you?) Both of the "space" background panels were created with the planet and star accessory stamps.  I also added a few dots  stars with various blue Copic markers and a white paint pen.  The little aliens each have a touch of Stickles and the astronaut's mask was given a thick coat of Glossy Accents for shine.  All of the images were popped up with foam tape for dimension. 

I also want to share something else that was a total blast for me this week   I was able to meet in person my friend and YNS DT sister, Dana Joy!!  Let me tell you...she is just so ADORABLY SWEET!!  We had the best time chatting and laughing. We even managed to sit down for a bit and color a few YNS images together!! :)  After we had some time to "do our thing" our families went out and enjoyed dinner together.  It was such an awesome afternoon and I I hope we can do it again soon!  (Please excuse the grainy picture, it was taken with my phone...I was so excited that I forgot to take my camera!!)

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Mini FUN!

It finally rained! YAY! It's been so hot and dry here in Ontario so I'm actually happy to see the rain falling today!
I had some creative time again today and was in the mood for some bright fun colors so I decided to pulled out some Doodlebug products from my stash along with the sweet Mini Happy Days Mermaid stamp. I created this cute little card using the Doodlebug Swimming Pool Stripe Card along with some gems, a button and DP from the Nifty Notions collection.

Cute + Bright = smiles for me! I hope it made you smile too!

Do you adore the cute YNS mini stamps? Did you know that you can get any 3 for $9.95 - WOW! Check it out HERE!

Lots of AWESOME YNS stuff and events are coming your way in August so keep your eyes on this blog for more details! YIPPEE!!!

Have a fun and creative day!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bee Happy

Just a quick post today...

I had a little stamping time this morning so I decided to ink up a few stamps from the super FUN Mini Greetings stamp set and created this cute Tic Tac Toe inspired CAS card...

The cardstock is Cryogen White which has a beautiful glitter/shimmer but I just couldn't capture it in the photo and the flower center is a YNS Glittered Skittle - YUMMY! Love these embellies! I've got a few new colors and a new size of glittered skittle on the way...more about that later!

I hope you have a fun and creative day!

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Sketch Saturday Sponsor

It's the weekend! YAY! I hope you have lots of fun things planned! We're off to another family fun day on Sunday for my Dad's birthday so that's a guaranteed good time with the kiddies, yummy food and a few family laughs!

I'm excited to announce that YNS is sponsoring Sketch Saturday! FUN! It's a super awesome challenge blog and all the gals over there are fabulous so be sure to stop by and check out all the wonderful DT creations and join in the FUN for your chance to win some YNS stamps! Rumor has it there might even be a discount code posted on the SS Blog for the YNS store too!

Here is the super fun sketch for this week...

I decided to flip the sketch, inked up the adorable image Dreaming of You along with the sentiment 'beautiful' from the Scene Sentiments set and came up with this...

A few details about this card...
  • Ink - Brilliance Graphite Black and Memento Lilac Posies
  • Embellies - YNS Glittered Skittle, Prima Flowers and Zva Crystals
  • Designer Paper - MME - Lime Twist - Happy Go Lucky
  • Colored with Copics
  • Nesties - Large Oval and Large Scallop Oval
I really love the way this turned out and I hope it inspires you to hop on over the the Sketch Saturday challenge blog!

Plus I'm happy to day that my card goes with our YNS challenge theme as well! It's a 3-2-1 recipe so if you haven't checked it out be sure to stop by the YNS Challenge blog too!

Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

YNS Challenge #47 - 3-2-1 Recipe

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for YNS Challenge #47 - YAY!

Diana has challenged us with a 3-2-1 Recipe...
  • 3 embellishments (it can be 3 of the same of 3 totally different embellies)
  • 2 Patterns of paper
  • 1 image
I inked up the super sweet stamp Flower Pot Fairies for this challenge and this is what I came up with...

A Few Details about this card...
Be sure to hop on over to the YNS challenge blog to see all the fabulous DT creations! We look forward to seeing all your wonderful 3-2-1 creations!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

July Blog Hop Winner

Thank you for joining us for our New Release Blog Hop!!!

I used random number generator to pick the hop winner of these 2 super adorable stamps...

Kai and Kali from Hawaii

And the winner is...

#24 - Jan G.

Congrats! Please email me ( to claim your prize!


You still have time to take advantage of the YNS New Release Sale...

10% off your entire order (including sale items)

Online Code - YNSJULYNR

Sale ends July 20th at midnight EST

See you tomorrow for YNS Challenge #47!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

YNS July New Release Blog Hop!

It's new release day and we're celebrating with a super fun blog hop! YIPPEE!!! The hop starts tonight and will run until Monday July 18th at midnight EST.

I'm the end of the hop so if you've arrived here via the talented and ever so entertaining Carole Burrage's blog you are in the right place! If not, be sure to start at the fabulous and super talented Kerri's Blog so you don't miss any of the fabulous YNS DT and YNS Guest creations!

This release features 3 new World Kids, a super sweet Soccer Cutie, an adorable new Ellie plus Curly Cutie Fhiona designed by the super talented Fhiona Galloway plus we've got 2 amazing new sets by the oh so talented Heather Rolin called Window Play Inside and Outside. All the stamps are FABULOUS and I hope you love them just as much as I do! All of these stamps along with your YNS favorites are available today at the YNS Store so be sure to grab your discount code at the end of my post and shop, shop, shop.

Today for my hop creation I decided to ink up the amazing new Window Play - Outside!

I coloured all the pieces in with Copics and glazed the window before cutting everything out, then I pop dotted everything together so the window has a 3D effect. As a finishing touch I added a few flowers and fancied up the centers with some YNS glittered skittles. This set was so fun to play with and it has endless possibilities! Love it!!!

I'd like to say thank you to Oma, a fabulous YNS customer I had the chance to meet back in April, for suggesting the soccer stamp! YNS needed an adorable little soccer player - thanks Oma!

Thank you so much for joining us today for our new release blog hop! I hope you had fun hoping along all the blogs.

In honor of this fabulous new release I have a 10% off your entire order online code for you to use over at the YNS Store. The best part about this sale is that many items are already on sale so this code will take an additional 10% off your order! WOW!

10% off your entire order (including sale items)
Online Code - YNSJULYNR
Sale ends July 20th

Here is the hop line up just in case you get lost along the way...

Kerri Michaud

Beth Ranney-Thomas

Peggy Toole


Jenny P. -  (YNS Guest)

Jen del Muro  { YNS Guest}

Wendy Ramlakhan


Carole Burrage  {YNS Guest}

Karen Dedman {you are here}

Before you go please leave a comment and enter your name into the linky below for your chance to win the new release stamps Kai and Kali from Hawaii!!! I'll announce the winner on Tuesday July 19th.

Please note that even though you only need to enter your name once you must comment on all the blogs to be eligible for this amazing prize.
If you already entered your name on another blog along the way you do not need to enter it again below, you should already see your entry. 

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Guess What?

Tomorrow is new release day! Yep, that's right! We have a fabulous blog hop planned so be sure to check out all the new stamps and hop creations tomorrow night!

The FUN begins at 8pm EST on Wednesday July 13th so mark your calendars! YIPPEE!!!

Here's a little teaser...

Are you excited? Curious? I know I'm excited and I can't wait for you to see all the fabby new stamps and amazing hop creations!

See you Wednesday!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Just for laughs

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Summer has definitely kicked into high gear here as it's hot and sunny most days and I'm loving it! I promised Brandon a trip to the park this morning before it gets too hot but before we head out I wanted to share a funny card I made using Mother Hen and the Mother Hen Sentiment.

Read the sentiment on the front and then scroll down to see the inside of the card...

Here's the inside...

I made a card using these stamps for my brother in laws 40th birthday and I must say it was quite a funny moment when he opened the card, the laughter and comments were priceless!

I have to thank Linda Cummings for this idea...she emailed me one day and told me she made a card for her friend using Mother Hen and put this sentiment on the inside of her card. I laughed so hard and knew I just had to turn it into rubbah for all to enjoy.

I've had so many requests for different sentiments to match YNS stamps so I've been slowing adding some to the YNS image library. Be sure to check out all the sentiments available over at the YNS store plus many of the stamps come with a matching sentiment already as an added bonus.

I hope my card made you giggle today!

Until next time...

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Deal of the Week

Did you know that every week there are special deals in the YNS store just for you???

Yep, that's right! Every Sunday I post a new Deal of the Week and this weeks deals are especially SWEET! Not only do I have some amazing stamps on sale but I've also put tons of embellishments in the store on sale for 20% off - WOW!!! Wait that's not all...the entire World Kid's collection is also 10% off all week long! WOW!

So what are you waiting for...hop on over the the YNS Store to check out these awesome deals and shop shop shop!!! FUN!!!

Happy Stamping!!!

Friday, July 8, 2011

YNS Bundle #5 is here!

Happy Friday!

We've got another fabulous hand selected bundle of products for you today! YNS bundles are made up by the DT and contain products that all co-ordinate so that you can spend more time creating and less time trying to decide which products go together.

Kerri chose a wonderful selection of products to create the super cute Birthday Surprise Bundle featuring the stamp Birthday Surprise Fhiona.

Here are Kerri's inspirational card...

And here is the bundle of products you'll find in the Birthday Surprise YNS Bundle...

All the YNS bundles come with an automatic 10% discount so be sure to check them out at the YNS Store.

Our current YNS Challenge is all about buttons so be sure to pop on over to the challenge and join in all the fun!

Enjoy your weekend!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

YNS Challenge #46 - Button Up!


YNS Challenge #46 is all about buttons! Diana has challenged us to use buttons on our cards and/or creations and I must confess that I am button hoarder collector - thank you for this challenge Diana! It forced me to actually use some of my buttons rather than just hoard collect them!

I chose to ink up the cutie Flower Bouquet Fhiona for this challenge! I {heart} her so much! She is so CUTE!!!

My sister bought me the coolest jar of buttons awhile back and I've been admiring them now for way to long...I finally broke open the jar and used some of the fabby flower buttons for my project today - YAY! Thanks sis!

Few details about this card...
  • Flower Bouquet Fhiona is stamped onto Copic X-press It with Brilliance Graphite Black Ink
  • Colored Fhiona in using my Copic Markers
  • Designer Paper is from the Prima Fairy Flora 6x6 paper pad
  • MS lace border punch
  • Nesties - circle and scallop
  • Yes, I got my little sewing machine out once again :o) FUN!
Now hop on over to the YNS Challenge Blog for all the challenge details and also check out which YNS stamp is up for grabs!

Have a great day!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

YNS Bundle #4 is here!

Did you miss the bundle #1, 2 and 3 announcements and now you're asking...what is a YNS Bundle?

It's a hand selected bundle of products that all co-ordinate so that you can spend more time creating and less time trying to decide which products go together.

Each bundle has 1-2 inspirational cards for you to use as inspiration towards your own design.

Plus all the YNS bundles come with an automatic 10% discount!

Peggy chose a wonderful selection of products to create the super fun Bee Happy Bundle featuring the stamps Mike the Bee and Bee Happy.
Here are Peggy's inspirational cards...

And here is the bundle of products you'll find in the Bee Happy YNS Bundle...

I'll be back tomorrow with my YNS Challenge #46 card!

Until then...

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Just for FUN!

Happy Saturday!

I decided to release a new stamp today - just for FUN! Kerri worked with this adorable new stamp Chit Chat for the Splitcoast Dirty Dozen gallery which was posted on June 15th and I promised I would release this stamp as soon as it was's now here and available to purchase at the YNS Store so I thought today would be the perfect day to share this adorable card Kerri made using this fabby new stamp...

I love the layout Kerri used for the card and the colors are fabulous!

I'm off to enjoy the hot sun and some time with the family. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, July 1, 2011

July Guest Designer

Happy Friday!

It's the 1st of the month so you know what that means...

I get to introduce you to our fabulous July guest designer - YAY!

This month I am pleased to announce that the fabulous Jenny Peterson is joining us - so glad to you have you join the YNS family Jenny!

Jenny is a Canadian gal and her creative and fun stamping style will surely make you smile! I noticed this card she made using Snorkel Fun Penguin and just knew I had to ask her to join us here at YNS.

Here is a little but of info about Jenny in her own words...

Hi there! My name is Jenny Peterson and I am hopelessly addicted to stamping! I have been scrapbooking since I had my first child, seven years ago. I don't do it a whole lot though, as I find it quite time consuming and I never know when to quit! I started stamping about 3 years ago and I like that I can have quick results with a card. I have three little boys, ages 2, 5 and 7. I am married to my high school sweetheart and he hates all things stampy (he has a jealousy complex I think;). I am a Registered Nurse and teach nursing part time at a nearby college. I live with my family in the country in central Alberta, Canada. I love being creative and am a just kid in art class at heart:) I have had the privilege to design and guest design for some great companies and I am super excited to be this months guest DT for Your Next Stamp!

Check out this adorable card she made using the fabulous Fhiona Galloway image Fetch...

Be sure to stop by her blog and give her a warm welcome to YNS!

Happy Stamping!

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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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