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Monday, October 31, 2011

Day 11 - 14 Days of YNS Holiday FUN!!!


Welcome to DAY 11 of our 14 Days of YNS Holiday FUN!
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Day 11
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An oh so CUTE Dale Design and 'Snoozer' by Franfou Designs!!!

Dale's holiday owl sure got a lot of attention here at YNS - we LOVE him!!! Check out these amazing DT projects!!!
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Kerri Michaud - Holiday Owl
Love these fun bright colors Kerri used on this card! CUTE!!!
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Amy Rohl - Holiday Owl
I LOVE this adorable frame Amy made! Check out all the felt shapes she made using the new Happy Holidays Die set and looks like I see some yummy YNS Snowflake Glittered Skittles too!!!
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Jenny Suchin - Holiday Owl
CUTE! Love how Jenny put a twine border around the outside!!!

And here is Jenny's super cute Chalkboard message frame featuring the Holiday Owl :)

Isn't this adorable? You can find the instructions on her blog! :)
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Really, what's better than cupcakes and naps! LOL Check out this adorable little bear Snoozer and his super funny, and oh so true, sentiment!!!

Jenny Peterson - Snoozer
Love the blue, black and grey on the card! Beautiful!!!

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All of the stamps that have been released during the 14 days of holiday fun are available now to purchase at the YNS Store!!!
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Click this link to check out Your Next Deal of the Week!
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Here are the current specials...
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FREE gift with EVERY purchase
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PLUS
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FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $30 to Canada and the US
(enter code YNSHolidays)
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(the above specials are valid from Oct 21st - Nov 2nd)
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PLUS
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Snowflake Border Stamp is only $2 - while quantities last!!!
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Also don't forget about YNS Challenge #54 - Anything But a Card!
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We would love for you to join in all the YNS FUN!
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Click HERE for all the details!!!
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Today is a PRIZE DAY!!! Here is your prize hint...
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It's a secret 'OWL' blogger!!!
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All you have to do is leave comments on ALL the blogs and YNS Facebook Page that are featuring the Holiday Owl!!! I wonder who the secret blogger is???

Not on Facebook but want to participate? No worries, just comment on all the blogs and let me know that you don't have a FB account.

You'll find out tomorrow who the secret blogger is along with the winner of the secret YNS prize!!!
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I'll see you tomorrow for Day 12!
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Have a fabulous day!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Day 10 - 14 Days of YNS Holiday FUN!!!


Welcome to DAY 10 of our 14 Days of YNS Holiday FUN!
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Day 10
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More awesome Dale Designs and Snow Fun Franfou Design!!! 

This 14 day holiday fun release has been SNOW FUN and apparently this adorable little bear designed by Franfou feels the same way!!!!
Dana Joy - Snow Fun
Weeeeeeee! Looks like that bear is having way to much FUN!!!!
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After a little fun outside sledding there's nothing like getting all cozy by the fire with a cup of hot cocoa! Check out this beautiful Cozy Fireplace.


And here's Jenny's cute project using the Fireplace stamp and matching sentiment :) :) 
This stamp is great to color or paper piece!! 

Dale also designed some beautiful shaped sentiments for the holidays that are perfect addition to so many of the YNS stamps including the cozy fireplace...
I decided to pair up the circle warm wishes sentiment with a 2010 Holiday YNS release Merry Mouse Candle. I found this bag in my stash of goodies and decided to use parts of the snowflake border stamp to dress it up and then added the warm wishes tag and cute mouse.

Close up of Merry Mouse Candle and check out those yummy YNS Glittered Skittles!!!

Close up of the Warm Wishes Tag - Circle is exactly 1 3/4"
All of the stamps that have been released during the 14 days of holiday fun are available now to purchase at the YNS Store!!!
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Click this link to check out Your Next Deal of the Week!
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Here are the current specials...
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FREE gift with EVERY purchase
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PLUS
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FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $30 to Canada and the US
(enter code YNSHolidays)
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(the above specials are valid from Oct 21st - Nov 2nd)
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PLUS
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Snowflake Border Stamp is only $2 - while quantities last!!!
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Also don't forget about YNS Challenge #54 - Anything But a Card!
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We would love for you to join in all the YNS FUN!
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Click HERE for all the details!!!
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I'll see you tomorrow for Day 11! YAY! I sense another PRIZE DAY coming really soon!!!!
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Have a fabulous day!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Day 9 - 14 Days of YNS Holiday FUN!!!


Welcome to DAY 9 of our 14 Days of YNS Holiday FUN!

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Day 9  
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2 adorable new World Kid designs by Fhiona Galloway!!!

Canada has arrived! Check out these cutie patootie World Kids from Canada!!! I'm pleased to introduce you to Jenny and Darius!!! CUTE!!!

Peggy Toole - Darius from Canada
This little guy was named after Peggy's son Darius who just happens to be named after a hockey player! Sweet! Isn't he adorable?! You can color this cutie up any color to match your favorite hockey team!!! I suggested blue and white and her son said NO WAY! LOL They obviously don't cheer for the Toronto Maple Leafs!!!

Beth Ranney-Thomas - Jenny from Canada
How sweet is this gift set?!
Be sure to visit our special guest Beth for all the details and show her some YNS love!!

Jenny Peterson - Darius from Canada
CUTE! These hockey players are so adorable!!!

Thanks for joining us today! I'll see you tomorrow for Day 10! YIPPEE!!!
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Have a wonderful day!


Friday, October 28, 2011

Day 8 - 14 Days of YNS Holiday FUN!!!



Welcome to DAY 8 of our 14 Days of YNS Holiday FUN!

Thank you for hopping along yesterday and for all your wonderful comments!
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The DT projects were amazing and so inspiring!!!

The new Happy Holidays Stamp and Die set is so much FUN!!!

Let's see who are lucky winner is...
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Melissa who said "What a great set with coordinating dies - the DT did a FANTASTIC job with them! I got lots of great ideas for my *to do* list... THANKS!!!"
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Congrats Melissa! Please email me to claim your prize!

Day 8 - Holiday Designs by Fhiona Galloway and Dale Designs!!!

Check out these fabulous projects by Peggy Toole, Kerri Michaud, Maureen Wong and Jen Roach featuring Fhiona's adorable Winter Home and some fabulous new mini stamps and Dale's beautiful Winter Scene!!!

This winter home makes the sweetest holiday card!

How adorable is this!? I love this beautiful book and the new winter scene stamp is perfect for this project!

Check out all that sparkly snow!!! Love it!!! What a great shaker card!

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Kerri Michaud - Mini Stamps
 These mini stamps totally pull at my heart strings!!! I LOVE these little tags!!!

All of the stamps that have been released during the 14 days of holiday fun are available now to purchase at the YNS Store!!!

Here are the current specials...
FREE gift with EVERY purchase

PLUS
FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $30 to Canada and the US
(enter code YNSHolidays)
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(the above specials are valid from Oct 21st - Nov 2nd)

PLUS

Snowflake Border Stamp is only $2 - while quantities last!!!
Also don't forget about YNS Challenge #54 - Anything But a Card!
We would love for you to join in all the YNS FUN!
Click HERE for all the details!!!
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I'll see you tomorrow for Day 9! YAY!
Have a super awesome day!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Day 7 - 14 Days of YNS Holiday FUN!!!



Welcome to DAY 7 of our 14 Days of YNS Holiday FUN!

Day 7 - Your Next Die is HERE!!!
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Heather Rolin Holiday Designs
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Happy Holidays Stamp and Die set plus a fabulous new Seasonal Icon set!!!
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Today brings some fabulous Heather Rolin Designs!!! We've got an awesome YNS Happy Holidays Stamp and Die set along with a super adorable Seasonal Icon set!!!

Today you need to visit the DT blogs (details below) to see all the AWESOME projects!!!!
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Today is a special PRIZE DAY!!!!

This is what's up for grabs...

The YNS Happy Holidays Stamp and Die release - retail value is over $30!!!


I know you all want to win this awesome prize so here is what you need to do...

Visit all of the DT blogs listed below and leave them all sweet comments plus you need to leave a message on this blog. I'll draw 1 random winner and post it tomorrow on the DAY 8 post so that gives you only 24 hours to comment so you better hop to it and check out all the amazing Day 7 Projects!!!


YNS Blog (feel free to come back and let me what you thought of the DT projects today!!!)
(It's Wendy's birthday today so be sure to say Happy Birthday)
Here is a fun little project I made using one of the mugs, Kerri inspired me to make this project and this is what we made in Oshawa at ScrapFest for our make and take! These little tags are so easy and fun to make!!!


Be sure to check out all the new releases (we've released so far) over at the YNS Store and take advantage of these 'early bird' specials!!!
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Specials Recap...you may just want to take advantage of these amazing deals today since you automatically qualify for *free shipping* with the new stamp and die purchase!!! Be sure to enter the special code YNSHolidays and POOF your shipping fees are gone!

FREE gift with EVERY purchase

PLUS
FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $30 to Canada and the US
(enter code YNSHolidays)
(the above specials are valid from Oct 21st - Nov 2nd)

PLUS

Snowflake Border Stamp is only $2 - while quantities last!!!

See you tomorrow for DAY 8!!! YIPPEE!!!







Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Day 6 - 14 Days of YNS Holiday FUN!!!



Specials Recap...

FREE gift with EVERY purchase

PLUS

FREE SHIPPING on all orders to Canada and the US over $30
(enter code YNSHolidays)
(the above specials are valid from Oct 21st - Nov 2nd)

Welcome to DAY 6 of our 14 Days of YNS Holiday FUN!

Thank you for all your sweet comments yesterday! I had a wonderful birthday!!!

I have a few winners to post today! YIPPEE!
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All winners are selected by an online random number generator...
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First up, the winner of our CCC #3 post - Carole and I had so much FUN reading your awesome holiday light comments!!! Thank you for participating! Be sure to mark your calendars for November 18th to stop by the YNS blog to see what Carole has to say!!!
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The winner of the Light Up the Holidays stamp and die set is...
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'G' who said - what a fun post! i love your tree! we love lots of multi colored lights too & whimsical ornaments! i LOVE this sweet stamp set & die- thanks for the chance to win it! i'm still stamping Halloween but am also getting out the Christmas craft goodies & have started 'collecting' new papers
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Congrats! Please email me to claim your prize!
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Next up, the winner from our Day 5 Holiday FUN post - Thank you again for all your fabulous and fun comments!!!
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The winner of the SURPRISE stamp package is...

Shari Green
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Congrats! Please email me to claim your prize!

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Day 6 - Ho Ho Ho Santa by Dale Designs and another sweet Merry Mouse design by Franfou!!!
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Today brings an adorable Dale Design called Ho Ho Ho Santa and a super CUTE Franfou Design called Merry Mouse Ornament!
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DT members Diana Genario, Dana Joy and Jenny Suchin have some adorable projects to share...check out this sweet tag and card!!!
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Merry Mouse Ornament - Jenny Suchin
What a CUTE project and fab idea to put this sweet stamped image inside the holiday ornament!!! This mouse totally cracks me up! Love him!!!
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Ho Ho Ho Santa - Diana Genario
How cute are these Santa tags!? I see some more yummu YNS Glittered Skittles!!!

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Merry Mouse Ornament - Dana Joy
Love the shiny gold ornament and little gift bag! FUN!
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I hope you are enjoying the 14 Days of Holiday FUN as much as I am!!! I'm in CUTE overload over here at YNS and can't wait to share the remaining projects with you!!!! EEK!!!
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See you tomorrow for Day 7 - NEW STAMP AND DIE RELEASE!!!!!
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Have a super fabulous day!









YNS Challenge #54 - Anything But a Card (ABC)

Thank you to everyone who played along with Challenge #53, we loved all of your Halloween creations, come back Friday to see who the lucky winner is!
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Karen here and I am helping out your fabulous hostess this week Dana with a super fun ABC themed challenge! What's ABC mean??? Anything But a Card of course! FUN!!! You can make tags, gift bags, scrapbook pages, decorate ornaments...anythings goes as long as it's not a card!

Before we get started I just thought I would go over our new rules, they're really easy to follow...

1. You must use a YNS Rubber or Digi Stamp to play along
2. You may enter as many times as you like
3. You are welcome to combine your entry with other challenges
4. Have FUN! We want to see your awesome YNS creations!!!

One lucky winner will be chosen by random.org to win the adorable Ellie Loves to Skate cling stamp and the Winner Blinkie to proudly display on their blog! Already own this adorable stamp? No worries, if your name gets picked I'll give you YNS bucks instead!



Check out these amazing ABC projects the YNS DT have prepared for you!!! -----







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Susan (October Guest) - Holly Jolly Presents


Remember you MUST use a YNS stamp (digi or rubber) on your challenge card/creation and you can enter as many times as you like, just be sure to enter a new YNS card/creation for every entry. You have until Tuesday, November 8th at midnight EST to enter!
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Thanks for joining us! We look forward to seeing your fabulous ABC creations!!!
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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
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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