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Get the latest about Your Next Stamp NEW RELEASES and click around some great BLOG HOPS! We have a great group of ladies with lots of talent on our DESIGN TEAM to help inspire you!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Introducing our November Guest Designers!

Hi everyone! Before we introduce you to our November guest designers, we want to thank Stephanie and Annie Rose for being our wonderful October guests! You both made wonderful creations, thank you for all of them! Okay, now to introduce our November guests! 



Hi there! I'm really excited to be guest stamping for YNS this month! I started stamping about 8 years ago when my daughter began school and I needed something to keep me busy. I started out with SU! and branched out to several different companies(DT's) and have been lucky enough to be on the Dirty Dozen back in 2008. It's a hobby that my family teases me about daily but I know they totally support it. I try to stamp daily if possible and if not I definitely make up for it on weekends :) I'm looking forward to getting inky with YNS and creating something that I hope you find inspirational.

and 


Hello! My name is Shaela Odd. I live in Las Vegas, NV, but I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and am a Seattle girl at heart. I love punk music, leopard print, rock climbing, and dancing in the rain. I am an incurable optimist and laugh at myself a lot. I'm passionate about my faith, my art, my family and my life. I've been married to my sweetheart for nearly 10 years and currently I'm a SAHM to our 3 darling kiddos. I love all things crafty, theatrical, literary and outdoorsy. Oh... and I have a fetish for yellow umbrellas. :)

Here is a cute little card by Shaela using Feather Duster Ellie


I can't wait to see more from the amazing ladies!  
Hugs,
Peg

YNSC 22 Red White and Teal!

Welcome back for this week`s challenge!  Sorry I am a little late posting, my internet was a little wonky last night!  This week's challenge is a color challenge and the colors we have used are Red, Teal and White.




Let's see what the girls have for us this week!




Wendy - Fall Fun Bear



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 - YNSC22
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

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hop for Hope Winner

Thank you for joining us for our Hop for Hope blog hop, we appreciate all your love and support!

I've used random number generator to select our hop winner. 



Congrats Sue!

Please email me to claim your $20 YNS Gift Certificate to spend on stamps in the YNS Store!

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

YNS Hop for Hope

Welcome to the Your Next Stamp Hop for Hope Blog Hop!  

We are releasing a very special set today in honor of breast cancer awareness month.  This set was created by YNS illustrator Fhiona Galloway, who is currently battling breast cancer herself.  We are dedicating our hop to this very special lady, along with all of the other amazing women who are fighting this difficult fight.  

We have several special guests joining us so you won’t want to miss all of the gorgeous creations!


You should have arrived here via the wonderful and talented Jenny P.'s blog but if not you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop via the fabulous and talented Suzanne's blog.
 
The Fight Like a Girl stamp set reta
ils for $15.00 and I'm donating $3.00 from each sale towards cancer research.  

Are you ready to see what I made with this adorable stamp?

I decided to make a sparkly pink shape card...


 You've reached the end of the hop!   

Please remember to comment on all the blogs, including mine, and your name will be entered into the grand prize drawing for a YNS $20 Gift Certificate!!! 

I'll post the winner on Oct 30th

Thank you so much for joining us for this special hop, and don’t forget that by purchasing this adorable set, you are helping to find a cure for this terrible disease!

Hugs



Friday, October 26, 2012

YNS Fun Friday!!! It's still snowing!

Actually it's 26 degrees here, hot and sunny just the way I like it but for YNS Fun Friday it's SNOWING!!!

We have lots of fabulous snowy projects for you this week! If you missed the last few 'Let It Snow' posts just click on the links to check out all the awesome DT cards and projects!



Before we dive in...I wanted to let you know that we are currently looking ofr a few new DT members!

Are you interested in applying to be apart of our fabulous and fun Design Team?! 


Let's take a look at what the DT has created for us this week!

This is so AWESOME!!! Love this fun bingo card!

Karen Dedman (that's me) -  Christmas Bauble Robin
Love this little birdie, this card was so FUN to create! 
I used some yummy YNS Glittered Skittles on my card too!

How sweet is this card! Love that adorable Santa!

Beautiful gift idea! Love it!




Just in case you missed the newsletter and/or FB post I've got a 2 day sale going on to celebrate my birthday!

25% off your order!!!

Online Code - KAREN2012

Offer valid until Oct 26th at midnight

Thank you so much for joining us! 


Thursday, October 25, 2012

YNS Challenge #21 ~ It's a Sketch!

Hey everyone!  Before we get started with today's challenge I just want to remind you of our design team call going on right now!  AND it is also Karen's birthday today!!!  Happy Birthday Karen, we all hope you have a fabulous day!!!

Okay, onto this week's challenge which is a sketch!  I love sketches, they always kick start my mojo when it's hiding.



Let's see what everyone has done shall we?

Suzanne - Dress Up 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 - YNSC21
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

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Your Next Stamp Design Team Call!

Your Next Stamp is looking for a few new designers to add to our fun team! We are looking for designers who enjoy making cards, altered items and for people who LOVE to COLOR!!! 

We are also looking for a few special designers that enjoy doing video and or picture tutorials and special projects other than just cards. Please be sure to let us know if you would like to be considered for this and share some of your online tutorials with us 
Everyone for around the globe is welcome to submit an application!  The call will close Nov. 8th at 12pm EST.

What you need to do:
1. Send us 3 of your best projects, to ynsdtcall@gmail.com, preferably using YNS stamps, but it if you don't have any that is okay too.
2. Your blog address and Splitcoast gallery links or any you tube links showing us your video tutorials
3. Tell us a little bit about your self, your style, why you want to join YNS along with anything else you want to tell us!

What's in it for you? 

We'll send you a YNS stamp package to get your started! COOL! You're get a special store discount! AWESOME! You'll get to be apart of all the YNS FUN!!! 

You are welcome to email us if you have any questions!

Good luck, we can't wait to see all of your amazing creations!
Hugs,
Peg

Friday, October 19, 2012

Bring on the Snow! YNS Fun Friday!

Actually, I'm not really ready for the snow quite yet but I am ready to see all the fabulous snowy FUN projects from the YNS Design Team!!!

Before we dive in I just wanted to send a big thanks to Peggy for helping out last week while I was at ScrapFest!  We had a fabulous time and we loved see so many new and familiar faces stopping by the YNS booth! Thank you for all your support!

Here are a few photos of our booth...


Before opening, I was getting the last bit of the make and take ready, we did a progressive make and take with 2 other stores ( The Scrapping Turtle and The Scrapping Bug) that was so much FUN!

 Jen Roach came out to help us on Friday night which was awesome! Thanks Jen! It was a blast hanging out with you!


Bela and Becca from Kards for Kids came out on Saturday to help with the Make and Take! We had so much FUN! Thank you Bela and Becca!

We are looking forward to seeing everyone again in April for ScrapFest Kitchener 2013!

If you missed the first few 'Let It Snow' Fun Fridays just click the links below to see all the wonderful DT projects!



 Let's see what everyone has for us today...

This is an adorable little gift box!

Jenny Peterson - Jenny from Canada
This is adorable! I love this little hockey player!
 
Peggy Toole - Santa's List and Believe in the Magic
This is so CUTE! I see myself making lots of these for myself...I mean for Brandon! 

CUTE! I know I love a nice hot latte on a cold snowy day! YUM!
 Thank you so much for joining us! 

Have a fun and creative day!!! 









Thursday, October 18, 2012

YNSC 20 ~ Anything goes!

Hey everyone!  Peggy back with you to bring you this week's ANYTHING GOES challenge! Dig out those YNS stamps and just have fun!!!  I know the design team did check it out!

Annie Rose - October Guest Designer - Ellie Building a Snowman

Stephanie - October Guest Designer - Fun Fall Bear





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 - YNSC19
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



Monday, October 15, 2012

October Hop Winners

Thank you so much for hopping along our fun and inspirational October New Release blog hop!

I'm so glad to see that everyone is loving all the new stamps and dies and have definitely given the new Mabel Designs and Cory Designs a warm welcome into the YNS family! We've lots more cute and quirky designs coming your way from these fabulous designers! 

I used random number generator to pick our 3 hop winners...

Amy's Blog Winner is...
Tracy's Blog Winner is...

Jen R's Blog Winner is...


Congrats ladies! Email me to claim your prize!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, October 12, 2012

YNS Fun Friday ~ Let it Snow (again!)

Hey everyone!  Peggy here filling in for Karen who is off to Scrapfest for the weekend with YNS!  I wish I lived close enough to go, it sounds like a blast!

Alright, onto this week's darling cards.  We are sticking with the theme SNOW FUN (the only way snow is fun for me is on a card!)

Oh my goodness, I love the glittery red nose and all the pretty little details on this!

I love the colours on this adorable card and the stamp is one of my faves!

What a beautiful ornament, perfect for on any tree!

This is just so cute, I love this little guy all wrapped up in the lights!

Stephanie - October Guest - Skating Fun Fhiona
What a great little gift box and card, it would cheer anyone up!


Thank you so much for stopping by!  We hope you have a Fun Friday without any real snow! lol
Happy Stamping,
Peg

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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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