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Friday, September 28, 2012

Happy Fun Friday!

It's Friday! 

This is our final Trick or Treat Fun Friday post and it's full of spooky goodness!

Just in case you are joining us for the first time, here are the links for the past Trick or Treat posts...


 
 
Let's see what the DT has for us today!
 
 
 
 
Stamps - Jam Jar, Cute Ghost
 
Stamp - Got Candy?
 
 
 
 
Thank you so much for joining us! Please remember to visit the individual DT blogs for more project details.

Happy Stamping!
 
 
 
 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

YNSC 17 ~ Sketch Challenge!

Hey everyone! Wow! We loved all of your creations for last week's anything goes challenge and I think you are going to have fun with this week's sketch challenge too!

 Here is the sketch for you!


Now let's check out all the cards from our lovely Challenge Team!





Now here are some things to help you play along with us and become the NEXT Your Next Stamp Guest Designer:

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 - YNSC17
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 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!!!!

Good luck and happy stamping!
Peggy

Friday, September 21, 2012

It's time for another Trick or Treat Fun Friday!

Happy Friday! 

Have you been loving all the fun and fabulous Trick or Treat posts this month?! So many wonderful ideas for Autumn and Halloween!

Just in case you are joining us for the first time, here are the links for the past Trick or Treat posts...



Today we have lots more fabulous projects for you! Peggy even has a special little sneaky peek treat! FUN!

Remember to visit the individual blogs for more information!

Love this adorable little treat box!!!

This stamp set cracks me up! Blood Suckers! LOL

Love this fun layout for this 'Wicked Sweet' stamp!

Love this super spooky card! Can you see the special sneaky peek?

Peggy's special treat is a little sneaky peeky at the new YNS Fence die...check out her super FUN card!!! This die will be available Oct 9th in the YNS store! Love it!!!

This card is so cute and creepy! Eek! A spider yo-yo!

 Veronica Zalis - Fall Fun Sunflower and Autumn Greetings
This is so cute! Totally makes me smile!


Thanks for joining us! I hope you are inspired to run off and create something spooktakular!!!

Have a fun and creative day!





Thursday, September 20, 2012

YNSC #16 ~ Anything Goes!

Hi everyone!  Are you ready for a fun challenge?!  This week's theme is ANYTHING GOES so dig out your favorite YNS stamps and have some fun!  We can't wait to see what you make.

Here is a little inspiration from our wonderful challenge team and September guest designer!

Tonya - September GDT - Tobogganing Ellie







Now here are some things to help you play along with us and become the NEXT Your Next Stamp Guest Designer:

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 - YNSC14
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 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!!!!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Fun Friday - Trick or Treat!

Welcome to our second YNS Fun Friday of the month!


This month's theme is Trick or Treat!!!! 

The YNS DT will be bringing you lots of fabulous and fun Halloween and Fall projects PLUS you get a little treat too! They are also sharing some of their organization tips and tricks for stamps, dies, embellies...all things crafty and fun! You never know what tricks they might have up their sleeve to help you organize your crafty space! 

I'll post the projects on the YNS blog for you to drool over and then you need to visit their individual blogs for more details on their projects and to see their organization tips and tricks!

Let's see what everyone has for us today!

Super cute gift idea! My son would go nuts for those pencils!

Another super fun idea! Love this treat box!

CUTE! Love the pop up ghost!

Super CUTE idea to use Rosa for  Halloween witch!

Love the purple hair! This is so cute!

 WOW! I LOVE all these fabulous Trick or Treat projects!!! Thanks for joining us!

Have a fun and creative day!




Thursday, September 13, 2012

YNSC #15 ~ Friends!

Hey everyone!  Time for this week's YNS challenge and it is all about FRIENDS!  We want to see cards for or about friendship this week!

Our challenge team has done an amazing job so let's check them out!

Kelli - A Good Friend

Suzanne - Girlfriends




Now here are some things to help you play along with us and become the NEXT Your Next Stamp Guest Designer:



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 - YNSC14
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 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!!!!


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September Hop Winners!

Thank you for joining us for our September New Release Blog Hop! The DT did an amazing job showcasing all the fabulous new stamps and dies! I hope you found lots of inspiration along with way!

We have 3 new release prize packs to giveaway so let's find out who won! 

YNS Blog

 Jenny's Blog
Susan's Blog







Congrats everyone! Please email me to claim your prize!

Today is the last day to take advantage of our '15% off your order' online discount code! It's the perfect time to stock up on all your YNS favorites!

15% off your order! Online code is SEPT15OFF

Have a fun and creative day!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Trick or Treat! It's time for YNS Fun Friday!!!


It's the first Friday of the month so you know what that means...a new YNS Fun Friday theme!!! 

This month's theme is Trick or Treat!!!! 

The YNS DT will be bringing you lots of fabulous and fun Halloween and Fall projects PLUS you get a little treat too! They are also sharing some of their organization tips and tricks for stamps, dies, embellies...all things crafty and fun! You never know what tricks they might have up their sleeve to help you organize your crafty space! 

I'll post the projects on the YNS blog for you to drool over and then you need to visit their individual blogs for more details on their projects and to see their organization tips and tricks!

On with the show!

So fun! Love this spooky easel card!

Beautiful card! I love this stamp set!

Great idea to use the YNS Cloud Die for the smoke!

Love this spooky fun idea! I just want to put the lid on the jar! EEK!

 Don't forget your TREAT! Hop on over to all the DT blogs for their organizational tips and tricks!!! I can't wait to see what they have for us!

Plus be sure to take advantage of our YNS New Release SALE!

15% off your order - online code SEPT15OFF

Happy Stamping!

 


Thursday, September 6, 2012

YNS September Release BLOG HOP!!!


Hello and welcome to the Your Next Stamp September New Release Blog Hop!!!  

The hop starts at the super talented Amy's blog, if you've been hopping along already then you should have arrived here via the super sweet Dana's blog. Just in case you get lost along the way I've included the full hop list at the bottom of this post.

The hop will run from today, until Monday, September 10th at midnight (EST). 


We know you are just going to LOVE all the new stamps and dies and they are available NOW in the YNS Store!  We've got 2 new Ellie stamps, 2 new World Kids, 2 new funny Franfou Animal stamps along with 3 beautiful new Heather Design sets!

Plus we are so excited to introduce you to our new dies called Your Next Layer! These awesome dies have multiple layers so that you get more 'bang for your buck' or should I say more 'dies for your dollar'! Instead of just 1 large die you get 4 dies!!! We LOVE these new bookmark/tag and star layer dies and we know you will too!
 

What’s a hop without prizes?!  We have 3 New Release Prize Packages hidden throughout the hop, so make sure you leave comments for your chance to win!  Winners will be announced on the Your Next Stamp Blog on Tuesday, September 11th.


Now onto my hop project...



A few of my life's simple pleasures are glitter and multicolored ink pads so I stamped the sentiment with Cappuccino and added some YNS Glittered Skittles along with some no mess glitter paper (stars) and Shimmer cardstock (copper tag and card back)

We are also offering some amazing Hop Specials!  There are several Bundle Deals, PLUS you get 15% off your order (Sept. 6-10) by using online code Sept15OFF!  Make sure you take advantage of these great deals!!!

Congratulations! You've reached to end of the hop! I hope you are filled up with lots of inspiration!


Thank you so much for joining us, we really appreciate all of your support and love for YNS! 

Now it’s time to hop on over to YNS Store for a little shopping, but before you go, don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to WIN!  

Have a fun and creative day!






YNSC14 - It's a Color Challenge

Hello Your Next Stamp Peeps!  

It's me Kelli, your hostess for this week's challenge!  

This week we have another wonderful  
COLOR CHALLENGE

The colors are Turquoise, Lime Green and Brown!  How's that for making you scratch your chin! ;)  Now don't be worried, we are here to help you find inspiration and create beautiful cards to share!




Tonya our Guest Designer using Ellie Loves Hot Cocoa




Now here are some things to help you play along with us and become the NEXT Your Next Stamp Guest Designer:



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 - YNSC14
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 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!!!!

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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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