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Saturday, June 30, 2012

YNS and Ribbon Carousel Hop Winner

Thank you for participating in our awesome YNS/Ribbon Carousel blog hop! 

The YNS DT has so much FUN playing along with The Ribbon Carrousel DT!


I'm announcing the winner of this AWESOME ribbon carrousel!!!



I did a random draw from Jessie's Blog and this is who won!



Congrats Sheri!!! 

Email The Ribbon Carrousel to claim your prize!!!


Please stop by The Ribbon Carrousel Blog to find our who won the $10 in YNS Bucks!!!


Have a wonderful day!


Friday, June 29, 2012

It's time for YNS FUN Friday!!!

This week has been jam packed with awesomeness! Just in case you didn't know about some of the FUN things going on here is a little recap...


Fabulous YNS and Ribbon Carousel Blog Hop - you have until tonight (June 29th at 11:59 EST) to comment to WIN!!! 

Prizes up for grabs are...
  • A Ribbon Carousel 
  • $10 in YNS Bucks
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YNS Challenge # 4 - It's a Sketch! Play along to WIN some YNS Bucks!

Now let's finish the week off with some AWESOME YNS DT projects!!! YIPPEE!!!

Remember to visit the DT Blogs for fun tips and more project details!!! 




Thank you Angela for being our awesome June Guest Designer!!!


Karen Dedman - that's me! 

I got a little stampin' time this week and decided to make something to share with all of you! 

My tip is about using pop dots to pop up your image. See how I've stamped the image onto the background and then cut out the colored image and popped it up for a fun dimensional effect! Love it!


I hope you enjoyed our YNS Fun Friday! We have a few changes coming to our Fun Fridays starting in July so stay tuned for more info plus we have a new release coming up so look for some sneak peeks starting on July 3rd!!!


Have a fabulous weekend!





Thursday, June 28, 2012

YNS Challenge #3 Winner

Thanks to all who participated in our Anything Goes Challenge...what terrific entries we had this week and using random generator here is our winner
Congrats Maureen W. Hoping to see your creations again!

Email Karen to claim your prize!

Have a great day!

~ Wendy

YNS Challenge # 4 - A Sketch For You!

Greetings YNS fans and friends!!  So glad to be here with you today to bring you this week's fabulous challenge!  This week we are providing you with a fantastic sketch to help you get inky!!  


YNS stamps are not required to play along, but we would love to see you ink 'em up.  Link up your Anything Goes project  on the YNS Blog or over at Splitcoast Forum by next Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 at 12 midnight EST.  We would also love for you to link your project to the SCS Gallery using the keyword YNSC4.


One random winner will receive a $10.00 gift certificate to the YNS store.


PLUS if you use YNS stamps on your project you may just be chosen as our monthly Rockin' YNS Guest Designer. Wouldn't you love to see your name in the spotlight and win a YNS prize pack???!!! Check out all the details in the SCS forum HERE!!!

Come and check out the gorgeous samples the YNS design team has rocked out for you this week!  So pretty and super inspirational!!  

Julie using Vroom

We can't wait to see your wonderful interpretations of this amazing sketch!  Thanks so much for hanging with us here at the YNS blog!!

Crafty Hugs!
Meredith

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Your Next Stamp and Ribbon Carousel Blog Hop!!!

Let's HOP HOP HOP!!! 


Start Date - Wednesday June 27 at 6am EST
End Date - Friday June 29 at 11:59 pm EST
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Today the YNS DT and The Ribbon Carousel DT have an awesome Blog Hop showcasing YNS Stamps and awesome products from the The Ribbon Carousel Store!!! 

I'm actually the last stop on the hop so if you are just coming across this awesome hop you can find the full hop list at the bottom of this post.

OK, let's talk PRIZES!
Hop along and leave some blog love for our designers for a chance to win!
The Ribbon Carousel is giving away a ribbon carousel!
Your Next Stamp is giving away a $10 YNS online Gift Card to spend on stamps of choice!

I've got a COOL-TASTIC June discount for you too!!!
Here's my hop card featuring the YNS Stamp Chompy and some awesome 100 lb Bazzill cardstock and super fun wired string from The Ribbon Carousel store. 



Thank you for hopping with us today! We appreciate all your lovely comments and support!



Saturday, June 23, 2012

Stamp Giveaway Winner!

Thank you for commenting on the YNS Blog and in our SCS Forum letting me know which YNS stamp is currently your favorite!!!


I've combined the entries and used random.org to chose the winner!



Congrats Kimberly! Please email me to claim your prize!

Have a wonderful day!





Challenge #1 & #2 Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in our first two challenges. All the entries were so creative and we were happy to see lots of cards using YNS' stamps. Fortunately, we do not have to choose the winner...we let random.org do it for us!


Challenge #1
The winner is #1 - SCS user name raduse with this colorful card:


Challenge #2
The winner is #1
Maggie with this sweet card:


Congratulations!!!  Each of you have won $10 YNS Bucks to spend on stamps in the YNS Store!!!  Please e-mail Karen to claim your prize.


Remember, we now have weekly challenges.  There is still time to join in the fun this week with our "Anything Goes" challenge.  You may be the next winner!


Smiles,
Julie

Note:  the # of participants has been modified from the total # of links to remove design team links.  The # in the max spot in random.org reflects the adjustment.

Friday, June 22, 2012

YNS Fun Friday!!!

Happy Friday! 

Click HERE for our stamp giveaway! You have until tonight at midnight to comment to WIN!!!

Be sure to check out our YNS Challenge #3 HERE! The theme is 'Anything Goes'!!! We look forward to seeing all your awesome entries!!!

Today we've got some awesome DT cards to share plus I'm sharing a little peek at the new YNS office space!! We moved in a little over a month ago and things are starting to come together so I thought you might like a little peek at where all the YNS magic happens!

Love this adorable card Peggy made featuring the new Franfou stamp Funny Bunny!


Diana's card is so fun and creative! She's transformed Ellie Loves Butterflies into a fun patriotic card! She also has a fun tip for you so be sure to visit her blog!


Veronica has an adorable card for you featuring the new Seasonal Fairies stamp set! She also has a fun tip so be sure to visit her blog!

 

Here's a little peek at the YNS office...I'm in love with the island and all the desk space!!! I still have a lot of organizing to do and I definitely need to do some decorating! I'll share some storage ideas with you once I get more organized :o)




Don't forget about our COOL-TASTIC June Sale!!!! I appreciate all of your support so I thought you would enjoy a little discount!


Have a wonderful weekend!






Thursday, June 21, 2012

YNS Challenge # 3 - Anything Goes!

Hello there Wendy here with another FUN YNS Challenge for Your Next Stamp...this week the challenge is "Anything Goes" it doesn't get any easier than that....you can create a card, gift package, tag ,T-shirt the creative possibilities are endless......


YNS stamps are not required to play along, but we would love to see you ink 'em up.  Link up your Anything Goes project  on the YNS Blog or over at Splitcoast Forum by next Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 12 midnight EST.  We would also love for you to link your project to the SCS Gallery using the keyword YNSC3.


One random winner will receive a $10.00 gift certificate to the YNS store.


PLUS if you use YNS stamps on your project you may just be chosen as our monthly Rockin' YNS Guest Designer. Wouldn't you love to see your name in the spotlight and win a YNS prize pack???!!! Check out all the details in the SCS forum HERE!!!


AND there is a Sale on right now!!!! 



Now for some eye candy and inspiration from the talented Challenge Design team...


 KelliJo used the new Jam Jar Globe along with Ladder Lily and the new Spring/Summer Accessory Set

  Julie  created a fun scene using Rainy Day Fhiona
Wendy (that's me) stamped on fabric using Aroma the Skunk


Meredith used the Jam Jar along with Seasonal Icons Set Two 
So many possibilities with this versatile set!
 Suzanne made a great card featuring Miyuki from Japan 

We eagerly await for you all to show us your wonderful creations, please add it to the link below 

Till Next Time, Wendy


Monday, June 18, 2012

YNS Sale and Giveaway!!!

Hello!


I just heard from Carole and she is traveling and unavailable to post today sooooo since her CCC blog post is postponed until June 28th I've decided to show some customer appreciation to all of you by extending the weekend YNS SALE and posting a little give away today! YIPPEE!!!


First up...enjoy 15% off your entire order - this includes sale items! 



Next up...answer my question and you could WIN a YNS Stamp!


Question: 

If you could pick any YNS stamp as a prize which one would you pick?


Leave me a comment with your answer and I'll draw one random winner to WIN the stamp they picked!!! FUN!!! 

I'll post the winner on June 23rd!


Looking forward to all your fabulous answers! Be sure to share this post with your friends too!


Happy Stamping!


Friday, June 15, 2012

YNS Fun Friday!!!

It's time for YNS FUN Friday!!! YAY! The sun is shinning and we have some super sweet cards to share so I'd say it's a pretty great day! 


We've got Jenny, Peggy and Angela sharing Fun Friday projects today so be sure to visit their blogs for more details about their awesome cards.


This owl makes me smile and I just want to reach out and grab his ice cream cone!

 
Love how she stitched the flower stems and added glossy accents!  I'm addicted to this new jars!

Fabulous and fun card! Love that duck! CUTE!
We've brought back YNS Challenges and we have an amazing and FUN YNS Challenge DT so I hope you play along with us!!! You can check out all the details HERE!

Since it's FUN Friday and I'm in an awesome mood let's spread some YNS love with a discount code!

15% off your entire order!!!
June 15 - June 17
Online Code - YNSJUNEFF15 

Visit www.YourNextStamp.com today!


Have a wonderful weekend!







Thursday, June 14, 2012

Summer Challenge

It is time for our 2nd Your Next Stamp Challenge!

Hello there! I am Julie Elak, one of the designers on the YNS Challenge Team.
Did you know that we have started up challenges on Splitcoaststampers?  Well, to make it even easier for you to play along we are posting the challenges here on the YNS blog too. 


This week the challenge is a theme....SUMMER!!!  How easy is that???!!!  You can interpret it any way you would like, summer colors, stamps, foods, etc., etc., etc.  


YNS' stamps are not required to play along, but we would love to see you ink 'em up.  

Link up your SUMMER project at the end of this post by next Wednesday, June 21, 2012.  

You are also welcome to link your project to our SCS Forum and into the SCS gallery using the keyword YNSC2.  Plus, if you use a YNS product then add the keywords YNS and yournextstamp.

One random winner will receive a $10.00 gift certificate to the YNS store.


PLUS if you use YNS stamps on your project you may just be choosen as our monthly Rockin' YNS Guest Designer. Wouldn't you love to see you name in the spotlight and win a YNS prize pack???!!! Check out all the details in the SCS forum HERE!!!

The Your Next Stamp Challenge team is here with some inspiration. - be sure to click on each of their names to visit their blogs for additional card details.







We can't wait to see what you create!!!

Smiles,
Julie



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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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