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Friday, March 30, 2012

It's Time for YNS FUN Friday!!!

YIPPEE! We have another awesome YNS FUN Friday for you today! The gals have prepared some amazing projects along with some super FUN tips so be sure to visit their blogs for all the details!!!

Adorable! I LOVE this stamp and die combo!!!
Visit Diana's blog for more details about creating buttons!!! FUN!
So pretty! 
Did you know that this stamp is on sale for $3!!! WOW!!!
Visit Kerri's blog for more details on her fabulous card!

Beautiful and a very creative way to use this die set!
Visit Jen's blog for about using YNS dies to create amazing projects!
Beautiful stamp set - so many opportunities to create fab projects!!!
Visit Amy's blog for more details on her stunning card!

 This is so COOL!
Visit Jenny's blog for more details on two-toned hair!!! FUN!

Peggy Toole - Shopper Fhiona
Peggy altered a dry erase board to make a cute little Wish List! 

Thanks for joining us for this amazing and creative YNS FUN Friday!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

YNS FUN Saturday!!!

Looks like I missed posting Jen del Muro's super adorable YNS FUN Friday card sooooo today is a special day...YNS FUN Saturday!!!

Check this close up of Jen's card featuring Holly Jolly Santa...

CUTE!!!! This Santa matches the little Santa in the amazing YNS Snow Globe set!

Stop by her blog for more awesome photos and a little sparkle/fluff tip!!!YAY!!!

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, March 23, 2012

YNS FUN Friday and CCC WInners!

Thank you for making me laugh this week! All the silly stories and jokes you posted for the CCC contest totally made my week and I'm sure Carole will love to see all your fabby comments once she returns from Spring Break! 

I picked 2 random winners from the blog comments and from the FB comments so let's find out who the winners are...

Mother Hen - Jo n Kris (Facebook)

You Make Me Happy - Sue D. (YNS Blog)

Congrats ladies! Please email me to claim your prize. 

Now let's check out all the awesome Fun Friday DT projects! They are all FUN and FABULOUS so be sure to visit the DT blogs for more details...

Adorable little basket!!!!

You can do it little turtle! So CUTE!
Simply fur- tasic!

So sweet!

What a cute idea!!!!

Thanks for joining us for another YNS FUN Friday!!!!

Have a FUN and CREATIVE Day!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

CCC Spring Break Giveaway!!!

Carole's CCC post is on Spring Break so I thought this would be the perfect time to do a FUN little give away!!!! 

Wanna win one of these awesome YNS stamps???

Never seen before YNS sentiment...
this must be My Lucky Day!
Card design by Wendy Ramlakhan

Never seen before YNS sentiment...
 don't be fowl, it's just a # you old fart!
Card design by Wendy Ramlakhan

Since Carole entertains us every month with her wit and charm I thought it would be fun to give a little back to her!!!
All you need to do is leave a comment on this post and/or on our YNS Facebook page telling Carole something funny for your chance to win these hilarious Franfou stamps featuring never seen before YNS sentiments!!!!

I'll draw a random winner from this post and another from our YNS Facebook page and I'll post the winners here on March 23rd.

You have until March 22 at midnight to share something funny so let's get started!!!!

Have a FUN and CREATIVE day!


Friday, March 16, 2012

FUN Friday is HERE!!!

 It's time for another awesome YNS FUN Friday!!!! YAY!!!

Today we have some super adorable DT member projects along with some FUN tips and tricks so be sure to visit their blogs to get all the details!

Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day so this cutie Erin from Ireland is perfect for this Fun Friday!!! Visit Jen's Blog for more details on creating a monochrome card!

This is so CUTE! Be sure to visit Crystal's Blog for more details!

This card is so FUN! Be sure to visit Kerri's Blog for more details!
Plus did you know that Skateboard Dude is currently on sale for only $1

Maylee Pham
Mini Easter Bunny Fhiona and Tags Galore One Stamp and Die 
 This is an adorable combination!!! Visit Peggy's Blog for more details!!!

Thanks for joining us! I hope you have a fabulous weekend and remember to join us for Carole's CCC post on March 18th!!! YAY!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

March Hop Winners!

Thank you for joining us for our fun and inspirational March Blog Hop!!! The DT projects were fabulous and I'm always amazed at all the different and unique ways to use YNS stamps! 

Before I announce our winners I would like to share a little info with you about the awesome new Dress Up Fhiona stamp and die set. 

I love that Maureen posted a little photo showing how the new Dress Up Fhiona stamp and die set works so I thought I would share that with you today. This set is so much FUN!!! It's like playing with paper dolls...the little tabs on the smaller pieces help you glue everything together with ease and the die set cuts it all out so you can make lots of them without having to spend hours fussy cutting out all the little bits!

Here are the 2 stamp sets...

This is the Die set...all of our dies come with instructions on how to line up the dies with the stamps plus you can always reference the online document HERE.

Here are all the pieces Maureen cut out to create a cute little puppy outfit for'll notice that the inner oval cuts out of the body suit so you can choose which face you want to use for your Dress Up Fhiona and then you paste in onto the back so this saves you from having to color the entire face and hair. I've been playing with different materials like felt and velvet paper and she turns out super cute!

and this is the finished project! CUTE!!!

I hope you enjoy playing with the Dress Up Fhiona set as much as we all do!!!! 

Now on with the winners! YAY! 

 The winner of the fabulous Tags Galore Stamp and Die set is...

#17 - Makalah

The winner of the Tooth Fairy Ellie stamp set from Veronica's Blog is...
Annie Rose

The winner of the secret surprise blogger prize from Diana's Blog is...

Debbie who said...These are absolutely gorgeous! What a great idea!

You win a $10 YNS gift certificate to spend on stamps in the YNS Store!!!!

Congrats ladies!!! Email me to claim your prize!

Have a FUN and CREATIVE day!!!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

YNS March New Release Blog Hop!!!!

Welcome to our March New Release Blog Hop!!!

Blog Hop Starts: Sunday, March 11 at 8:00AM (EST)
  Blog Hop Ends: Tuesday, March 13th at midnight (EST)

Today I'm excited to bring you some super CUTE and FUN new YNS stamps and dies!!! All of which are available now in the YNS Store!!!

We've got Dress Up Fhiona stamps and dies, Bunny Ellie and Tooth Fairy Ellie all designed by the talented Fhiona Galloway and Tags Galore One stamp and die designed by the talented Heather Rolin!!!

Dress Up Fhiona has been in the making since last summer and thanks to DT member Maureen and YNS Illustrator Fhiona Galloway this adorable set has finally come to life and I must warn's highly addictive!!! Once you start creating with this set you just won't want to stop!!! With this set you can dress up little Fhiona as a bee, butterfly, dog, cat, frog, panda...the possibilities are endless!!!!

Jen del Muro inspired the creation of the adorable Tooth Fairy Ellie and Bunny Ellie - thanks Jen and Ellie!!! These new stamps are adorable!!! 

I'm excited to let you know that the new Tags Galore One stamp and die co-ordinate with all the Fancy Frame sentiments - YAY!!! I'll show you my hop project using this set a little later in the post but first let's get you hopping!!!

That's right, I did say this was a hop so let's get down to business...

You should have arrived here from Peggy's Blog as my blog is the last stop on the hop so if you didn't arrive here via Peggy than you need to start at the beginning which is Maureen's Blog. Trust me, you will not want to miss any of the amazing DT projects plus there are some prizes to be won along the way!!!

If you have finished hopping and have indeed arrived here via Peggy's Blog then you have made it to the last stop on the hop! I hope you had FUN and are filled up with INSPIRATION from our talented DT!!!

I've created a little something using the new Tags Galore One Stamp and Die set and I combined it with the Fancy Frame Sentiment set. I LOVE when I can combine different sets together!!!

I did mention PRIZES!!! There are 3 ways you can WIN some YNS!!!!
  1. You may have noticed that there was a prize stop along the hop - I won't tell you who but if hop along it's quite obvious who has a Tooth Fairy Ellie up for grabs!
  2. Leave comments on all the blogs as 1 of the gals is a secret blogger
  3. Leave you name in the linky below along with a comment and I'll draw 1 lucky winner to with the new Tags Galore Stamp and Die set!!!
 I'll post all the winners on the YNS Blog on Wed March 14th!

Here is the hop line up just in case you get lost and need to get back on track...

Crystal - {YNS Guest}

Thank you SO much for joining us today! It's time to hop on over the YNS Store to check out all the amazing new stamps and dies plus there are some amazing limited time bundle deals, YNS Deal of the Week and fabulous bargain bin deals too!!!!

Remember to leave your name and a comment below! I would love to hear your feedback on the new stamps and dies!!!

Have a FUN and CREATIVE day!!!!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Sneak Peek Saturday!!!

Welcome to Sneak Peek Saturday! 

Tomorrow is release day and I'm super EXCITED to release these fabulous new stamps and dies so be sure to stop by for our new release hop! 

The DT have prepared some amazing peek projects for you so be sure to click the links below to visit their blogs and if you missed yesterdays post you'll want to click HERE as you will not want to miss any of the DT eye candy!!!

See you tomorrow!!!


Friday, March 9, 2012

It's Time for YNS FUN Friday!!!

ACK! I just realized I didn't post all week and now it's time once again for YNS FUN Friday!!! YIPPEE!!! I've been working hard on some fabulous new stamp and die designs so I apologize for not posting more often on the YNS Blog!

Today I'm excited to share some fabulous DT projects with you along with some awesome sneak peeks at the new stamps and dies which will be available to purchase this Sunday!!! 

Remember to visit the DT blogs for more details on their project plus they will share some special tips and tricks with you! YAY!

Visit Jen's Blog for a sneak peek of Cute with Wings Dress Up Fhiona!!!

I LOVE Rock Star Fhiona and Fhinn!!! CUTE!!!

Stop by Maylee's blog to see a sneak peek of Furry Dress Up Fhiona!

Check out Diana's awesome plant markers!!!!

Stop by Jenny's blog to see her Furry Dress Up Fhiona Sneak Peek!!!!! 

Stop by Crystal's blog to see a sneak peek of Cute with Wings Dress Up Fhiona!!!

Visit Dana's Blog for a sneak peek at Tooth Fairy Ellie!!! 

Thank you for joining us for our YNS FUN Friday!!! Please stop by tomorrow for more amazing sneak peeks!!!

Have an awesome day!!!

Friday, March 2, 2012

YNS FUN Friday!!!!

Welcome to another awesome edition of YNS FUN Friday!!!

Did you check out Susan's Susie Q-Tip yesterday? Susan will be posting a special Susie Q-Tip on the YNS blog on the 1st of every month!!! YIPPEE!!!!

Today I'm excited to announce 2 fabulous March Guest Designers along with some super adorable YNS DT projects!!!

Our special YNS guests this month are Maylee Pham and Crystal Irwin!!! Welcome back to YNS ladies!!! We are happy to have you here with us this month!!!

Check out all these fabulous projects!!! Be sure to visit the designers blogs for more details!!!

CUTE! CUTE! CUTE! Awesome projects ladies!!!!

Thank you so much for joining us for another super awesome YNS FUN Friday!!! Be sure to check out all the awesome deals over at the YNS Store!!!

Have a great 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

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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