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Friday, August 31, 2012

What! It's Friday already! FUN!

August YNS Fun Fridays have been about CELEBRATIONS! It's been a blast! 

Here's a recap just in case you missed any of the August celebration posts...



I've loved all the fabulous DT projects this month and today is jam packed full of more awesome projects! 

I see the DT had some fun with the Franfou stamps. Love the adorable animal theme we have going on! Enjoy!

So cute! Love the cloud background! 

Ellie is adorable and so is this sweet card!

Love this mouse! He looks so happy sipping on his party drink!

This flamingo is so fun! Love how Veronica made the sun using YNS Balloon Die Set!
 


How sweet is this! The groundhog and skunk in love! CUTE!

Remember to visit the DT blogs for more information on all the projects.

Thanks for stopping by!



Thursday, August 30, 2012

Your Next Stamp Challenge #13

Good Morning!

Wendy here with another fun Challenge at Your Next Stamp...this week we challenge you to an "elements" type of challenge...the requirements are...


  • 2 designer papers
  • 2 ribbons/twine
  • 3 buttons
  • and the rest is up to you...have FUN!!!

These rules apply to each and every week...

1. Every Thursday we post a new YNS Challenge


2. You have the entire month to play along
3. Link your challenge entry to the YNS Blog post and/or to the SCS challenge thread
4. If you would like to post your challenge card in the SCS gallery please use the code provided for that challenge - your code for this challenge is YNSC13
5. You do not have to use YNS stamps but if have some of our stamps we would love to see you ink up!  If you use YNS stamps and post to a gallery then also use the tags YNS and yournextstamp.
6. Every week one lucky participant will WIN a $10 YNS Gift Certificate to spend on YNS Stamps!
7. Every month we will pick a lucky participant to be our special YNS Rockin Guest Designer!!!

Our Rockin' YNS Guest Designers get a NEW RELEASE YNS Stamp package!!! That's right, you'll get your hands on some yummy YNS rubber stamps before anyone else and you'll get to join us for our new release blog hop and sneak peeks! FUN!!! Plus you'll get the entire month of challenges in advance so you can play along with the YNS challenge team!!!!


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




Suzanne created a cute card using You Make My Heart Soar

OK so get creative and add your project at the end of this post...and/or on the YNS Splitcoaststampers forum...you may enter as many times as you like!

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

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

YNS End of Summer SALE!

We have lots of amazing End of Summer YNS deals! I like to call it a reward for Mommy who survived the summer with the kids destroying the house for 2 months!

So before you look like
Feather Duster Ellie...



why not stop by the YNS Store and reward yourself with a little 'I survived the summer' stamp package

Be sure to check out the
YNS Bargain Bin, it's jam packed full of amazing stamps and dies! Quantities are limited so grab the items you want before they are gone!

Plus we brought back the popular
YNS Stamp and die bundles 15% - 20% off bundles but only for a limited time!

Once you're done shopping and you've played the 'Feather Duster Ellie' role why not relax just like
Bubbly Fun Fhiona! You deserve it!



Have a fun and creative day!

Friday, August 24, 2012

YNS Fun Friday - Let's Celebrate!

This month has been so FUN! The DT and guests have created so many amazing CELEBRATION cards and projects and this week is jam packed full of lots more! YAY!

Just in case you missed out on some of the FUN, here are the links to our other August Fun Friday posts...



We've got a ton of fabulous projects for you so let's all grab a coffee or beverage of choice and enjoy!

Remember to visit the individual blogs for more project details.

Amy Rohl - Sippy
Love the neutrals! Awesome idea!

Field Hockey Fhiona, YNS Puffy Cloud Die, YNS Grass Die
This reminds me of the days when I played field hockey! Such a pretty scene Peggy created! 

 Tracy Valure - Baseball Boy
So CUTE! Love this little baseball boy!

 Kim O'Connell - So Sorry Donkey
Super fun plaid background! Love it!

Diana Genario
Tags Galore One Die and Stamp, Fancy Frame Sentiment
This is a fabulous birthday card! Love the colors and layout!

Jen Roach - Ellie with Pressies
So sweet! Check out all those awesome dots Jen made using stickles and glossy accents!

Maureen Wong
Mini Yippee Fhiona, YNS Balloon Trio Die
This totally makes me smile! So FUN!

So Sorry Donkey, YNS Puffy Cloud Die, YNS Grass Die
Adorable scene! Love the bright sky!

 Wendy McGaffey - Ellie Loves the Beach
So creative and super CUTE!


Thank you so much for joining us today! 

Have a FUN and CREATIVE Day!!!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

YNS Challenge #12 - Sketch Time

Hi everyone, Julie here today and it is time for our 12th Your Next Stamp Challenge!  Wow, how fast the time has gone by.
Take a break from the back to school preparations and get inky with us. This week's challenge is my favorite type...a sketch!!!



These rules apply to each and every week...

1. Every Thursday we post a new YNS Challenge
2. You have the entire month to play along
3. Link your challenge entry to the YNS Blog post and/or to the SCS challenge thread
4. If you would like to post your challenge card in the SCS gallery please use the code provided for that challenge - your code for this challenge is YNSC12
5. You do not have to use YNS stamps but if have some of our stamps we would love to see you ink up!  If you use YNS stamps and post to a gallery then also use the tags YNS and yournextstamp.
6. Every week one lucky participant will WIN a $10 YNS Gift Certificate to spend on YNS Stamps!
7. Every month we will pick a lucky participant to be our special YNS Rockin Guest Designer!!!

Our Rockin' YNS Guest Designers get a NEW RELEASE YNS Stamp package!!! That's right, you'll get your hands on some yummy YNS rubber stamps before anyone else and you'll get to join us for our new release blog hop and sneak peeks! FUN!!! Plus you'll get the entire month of challenges in advance so you can play along with the YNS challenge team!!!!


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

 First up, our Guest Tracy  with Shopper Fhiona

  
DEBBIE featuring Dress Up Ellie 


  Now link up here or over at the SCS Forum.    We can't wait to see what you create!!!

To enter this YNS challenge, please click on the BLUE FROGGY button below to add a picture and the direct link to your creation.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Let's Celebrate! It's YNS Fun Friday!

Happy Friday!!!

This month is all about CELEBRATIONS!

We're celebrating our 3rd birthday this month,  I love how the YNS DT have embraced this theme and made some awesome birthday projects!

Be sure to visit the DT blogs for more project details!

This is such a fun layout!
Love the bright colors!

This is adorable, amazing coloring too!

Fall Fun Bear and the cake from Runaway Cake
This is so FUN and CREATIVE!


Looking to get inky and WIN some YNS???

Be sure to check out all our fabulous YNS August Challenges!!!

YNSC9 - Color Challenge
YNSC10 - Books
YNSC11 - Anything Goes 

Thank you so much for joining us!

Have a FUN and CREATIVE day!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

YNSC11~ Anything Goes

Hello YNS Peeps!!!!  It's me... KelliJo!  

I am your hostess for YNS challenge 11- YIPPEE!

Our challenge theme this week is...

ANYTHING GOES 

Can I get a whoop whoop... that leaves the door WIDE open.... I am so excited to see what you all create without any kind of rules... speaking of rules....  Here are some details that will help you out with the challenges.  

These rules apply to each and every week...


1. Every Thursday we post a new YNS Challenge
2. You have the entire month to play along
3. Link your challenge entry to the YNS Blog post and/or to the SCS challenge thread
4. If you would like to post your challenge card in the SCS gallery please use the code provided for that challenge - your code for this challenge is YNSC11
5. You do not have to use YNS Stamps but if have some of our stamps we would love to see you ink up!
6. Every week one lucky participant will WIN a $10 YNS Gift Certificate to spend on YNS Stamps!
7. Every month we will pick a lucky participant to be our special YNS Rockin Guest Designer!!!

Our Rockin' YNS Guest Designers get a NEW RELEASE YNS Stamp package!!! That's right, you'll get your hands on some yummy YNS rubber stamps before anyone else and you'll get to join us for our new release blog hop and sneak peeks! FUN!!! Plus you'll get the entire month of challenges in advance so you can play along with the YNS challenge team!!!!
 -
Now let's get to checkin' out the Rockin Challenge Designers and their projects for this week.






Now link up here or over at the SCS Forum.  Can't wait to see your DEELISH Creations!!!!!

Friday, August 10, 2012

It's Friday! Let's Celebrate!

HAPPY Friday!!!
 Our YNS Fun Friday theme this month is CELEBRATIONS!!!

We kicked off August with a fabulous new release blog hop! Thank you for celebrating with us! Scroll down to the next post to find all the hop winners. 

Today is the last day to take advantage of this 
super awesome store discount!!!
 (25% off Aug 6-10, your online code is HAPPY)

The DT has some fabulous projects for you! Remember to visit each individual blog for more details. 

How cute is this little fishy globe!

 So SWEET! Gotta love the mini stamps and dies!

So cheerful and adorable!

Hoot! Hoot! So CUTE!

Love the neutral colors and fab layout!

Before you go I'd like to invite you to join in out super fun YNS Challenges!!! We've got 2 going on right now! Check out YNSC9 and YNSC10 for your chance to WIN!!!

Thank you so much for joining us!

Have a fun and creative day!




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Karen Dedman
Designer & YNS Owner

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

Kerri Michaud
Designer & Assistant DT Coordinator

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

Peggy Toole
Designer and Assistant DT Co-ordinator

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

Maureen Wong
Designer and YNS Video Goddess

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

Angel Rivera
Designer

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

Bonnie Kohane
Designer

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

Brianna Loeffelbein
Designer

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

Deborah Anton
Designer

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

Jen Roach
Designer

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

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

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

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

Julie Elak
Designer

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

Laura Nehring
Designer

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

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

Nicole Nastali
Designer

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

Ruza Rebel
Designer

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

Sheila Veitch
Designer

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

Thanh Vo
Designer

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

Wendy McGaffey
Designer

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