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Friday, November 30, 2012

It's time for YNS Fun Friday!

Comment for your chance to WIN!!!

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Welcome to our final November YNS Fun Friday! 

Our theme this month is Gifts and Giving! If you are stopping by for the first time be sure to check out all the YNS Fun Friday posts as they are filled with lots of inspiration!

The YNS DT have so many wonderful projects for you this week! Be sure to visit the individual DT blogs for more details on their fabulous projects!

On with the show...

This is so CUTE! Love this little gift box!

Yummy gift card holder idea!!! Love it!
I wonder if Ellie's drinking an Eggnog Latte!  


Peggy Tool -Snow Fun!
This really is snow fun!!! Super CUTE!
 
Fabulous! Love the gems on these adorable trees!


Here's a little tag I made featuring the adorable Merry and Bright Reindeer! The tag is made from the YNS Bookmark/Tag die and I've used some yummy YNS Glittered Skittles in the snowflakes!
 

Thank you so much for stopping by! 

Enjoy your day!

 


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Nov. '12 CCC: What's In a Name?

Hello, dear YNS fans!  Long time, no me.  I know, I know... my Carole's Creative Commotion (CCC) posts are supposed be monthly and on the 18th.  How are you supposed to schedule your lives around them when I've been in absentia since April, and now I'm posting on the 29th?!  It's enough to make one's head explode, is it not?  For those of you out there who are muttering that I'm 'flakey,' please note that I prefer to be described as 'unpredictable' or 'capricious.'

Truth be told, the recovery from Carter's surgery (as I mentioned in my April CCC) was very involved and kept me out of my craft room for many months.  It also practically killed my stamping mojo.  The good news is: the surgery went well and Carter is taking steps independently once more.  He's still not ambulating on his own full-time, but with lots of hard work, he's getting there.  His gait is straighter and he stands so much taller than before.  As for me, over the past month or so, I've had the pleasure of re-discovering the fun of stamping; this is a good thing, considering the not-so-small fortune of supplies I've been acquiring the past several years.  All of this is to say: I'm b-a-a-ack!

One of the things about taking a break from stamping is that you miss a lot of new releases.  Then, when you comb through your favorite stamp designers' and/or stamp companies' blogs, you see all of these beautiful images and dies and think to yourself, "I've never seen that - when did that come out?  Where'd they get that paper?  Oooh... look at that die..." As impossible as it seems, the stamping world continued to spin, despite the fact that you stepped away for a short period.  (It's actually a little insulting - you mean, new rubber can be pressed and people can still get them inky without moi?! Inconceivable!) When that time comes, you have two choices:
  1. You can get overwhelmed by the plethora of new products, throw in the towel, and determine that you're too hopelessly behind the times and/or rusty to create again, or
  2. You can do a little shopping, wait with bated breath for the mailman and/or UPS, and keep the faith that new goodies will inspire you once again, as they have so many times in the past.
Y'all know that I'm no quitter, so when I hit that particular fork in the road, I opted for route #2.  Thus, I perused all the lovely new rubber Karen and YNS SOMEHOW managed to issue during my months in the wilderness, and I spied this set:


Did you see the name of it?  Mmm-hmm... that's right: Christmas CAROL Circle Stamps.  In addition to being a darling and very versatile set, it got me thinking about how the holiday season - particularly those weeks between the U.S.'s Thanksgiving (the fourth Thursday in November) and Christmas day - are the only time of the year when I really like my name.

I was born in September of 1969.  Very few girls when I was growing up were named 'Carole' or any variation thereof.  Girls my age had names like Julie, Laura, Kristi, Stephanie, and Amy.  You know who was named 'Carol'?  The mothers of girls my age (see: Carol Brady).  Not cool.  Not cool at all.  The only character of my generation to be named Carol on a sitcom was Carol Seaver on Growing Pains.
Enough said.

I can't tell you how many times I wished for a name like 'Kelly' or 'Melissa,' or - best name of all -'Farrah,' like my childhood idol, Farrah Fawcett-Majors (this was before she divorced the Six Million Dollar Man, btw).  But alas, I was named after my father, Carroll.  Talk about a bummer of a name.  Fortunately for him, though, his middle name was Alton, so he went by 'Al.'  Still, I'm sure once roll was called in the classrooms of his youth, he was tormented more than his fair share.  'Carol' isn't the kind of name that's going to make you want to crawl under the desk when you hear it called out, but it also doesn't connote anything that positive, either.

'Carol' is almost as plain as 'Jane' but without the ability to be transformed into a cute nickname like 'Janie.'  I can recall moving across country with my mom when I was about to go into sixth grade and as we drove across the state line of California, I told her that I wished I had a nickname.  This would be the time to employ the name of my choosing, after all, when I was the brand-new kid on the block.
"Well, what about Carrie?"

"No, that makes me think of 'Carrie' the horse at Woodlawn..." (Woodlawn Stables was where I took riding lessons in Alexandria, VA.  Believe me, there were no such stables at the place where we were moving, though: Barstow, CA in the middle of the Mojave Desert, half-way between Los Angeles and Las Vegas.  Good thing I didn't know that at the time...)

"How about Kitty?  Your initials are C.A.T., after all."

"Mom.  Kitty? Really? You know I'm a dog person." (Insert tweenage eyeroll here.)

For the lack of a better idea, I stuck with my given name and have never seriously considered changing it since.  It is what it is.  And at least I have that 'e' at the end of it, which gives it a bit of flair, and for which I am very grateful, even if my name is constantly misspelled.  I am very attached to that 'e,' I'll have you know.  If a stranger misspells it, I let it slide.  But when a good friend, who should know better, misspells it, I definitely point it out, usually to the tune of "It's Carole with an E, like Liza with a Z.  Learn it, live it, love it."  In other words, I insist upon my 'e.'

Still, I was looking through baby name books when I was pregnant with my oldest son (who happens to love his name -- Truman -- as he should), and I came across a passage which said something to the effect of "Some names cycle in  and out of fashion, such as Lily, Rose, and Ava.  There are others conjure up images of '50's ranch style houses and beehive hairdos.  The following names are has beens, never to shine again..."  And then there was an alphabetized list of names such as Gladys, Betty, Josephine and - you guessed it - Carol.

Ouch.  That stung.  I consider myself fairly critical of my moniker, but to liken it to Gladys?! (No offense, Gladys.  I'm fond of that name, myself, as it was the name of my husband's sainted grandmother, who died last January at the age of 101.) That's harsh.  Besides, there is one time of year when 'Carol' does shine, and that's Christmas.

I've read various definitions of what 'Carol' means, but the one I like best and therefore claim is that it means 'song of joy.'  (That's way better than being merely a feminine form of Charles, a farmer, or a free man, don't you think?) When I think about it that way, I'm actually kind of glad to have a name like Carole.  And, if you'd known my mom, you know it could be A LOT worse.  Family lore has it that she was the one who came up with the name for one of my cousins: LAWATHA.
From Millan.Net
Here's a little something I made with the Christmas Carol Circles set:
Don't you love that patterned paper?  It's from Doodlebug Designs - Karen carries lots of Doodlebug products in the YNS store.  She also carries those fabulous YNS Glittered Skittles embellishing the upper right hand corner.

How would you like to win a set of Christmas Carol Circles and an assortment of YNS Glittered Skittles for absolutely F-R-E-E?  All you have to do is leave a comment and tell me two things:
  1. Your first name, and how you feel about it.
  2. The name of your favorite Christmas carol.
That gives me an idea!  Wouldn't it be fun to create a Christmas playlist from all of our favorites?  I'll go first.  I love so many Christmas carols, but the one I have to stop and listen to each and every time I hear it is 'Christmas Canon' by Trans-Siberian Orchestra; it's absolutely enchanting.


Leave your comment by midnight EST on Thursday, December 6th, and Karen will randomly select a winner to be announced on Friday the 7th.

Happy Holidays!

xo ~ Carole


YNSC #26 ~ a recipe

Hey everyone! I have a little info to share before we get to this week's challenge. This will be our last challenge of 2012! I can not believe how fast this year has gone! We will be taking a break for December and will be back in January for another great year with a new challenge!

Okay, this week we have a recipe challenge for you. We want to see you use Kraft, Glitter and Ric Rac on your cards and projects! Here are the DT's cards for this week's challenge.






 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 - YNSC26
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, November 23, 2012

YNS Fun Friday!!!

Today is YNS Fun Friday and it's also Black Friday! 

We have some amazing deals for you!
20% - 80% off selected stamps and dies! 
Quantities are limited so be sure to stop by the YNS Store and grab up some must needed goodies and crazy good prices!!!


Our November Fun Friday theme is Gifts and Giving!!!! Let's see what the YNS DT had for us this week...

What a great idea!!! Beautiful bottle cover!
Adorable little gift box!!!

Fabulous and yummy idea!!!

I created a little something too featuring Merry Mouse Gift for You. Check out the little present that the mouse is giving to his reindeer friend! CUTE! I used some yummy YNS glittered skittles too!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

  


Thursday, November 22, 2012

YNSC #25 ~ A Sketch!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our American friends!  We hope you all have a wonderful day with your families and friends.

This week's challenge is a sketch for you to play with!


Let's see what the designers came up with this week.

Dawn - November Guest Designer - Finnegan







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 - YNSC25
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, November 16, 2012

YNS Fun Friday Week 3 - Gifts and Giving!

I'm LOVING all the fabulous and fun projects the YNS DT are creating for our November Fun Friday Gifts and Giving theme!!!

Let's see what the team has prepared for us this week! Remember to visit their individual blogs for more information on their Fun Friday projects!

Adorable! Love the soft colors mixed with the kraft!

Love this decorated pillow box! So Festive!

Peggy Toole - Believe in the Magic
Super sweet gift tags!!!!

Fabulous and FUN gift set! Love this postage stamp sets!!!


Be sure to check out Week 1 and Week 2 for lots more inspiration!

Thank you so much for stopping by! 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

YNSC #24 ~ Anything Goes!

Hello again!  Wow time is flying by and it is already time for another YNS challenge!  This week is a favorite, anything goes!  So dig out your favorite YNS stamps and go crazy!  We can't wait to see all of your wonderful cards!

Shaela - November Guest - Winter Smiles Robin





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 - YNSC24
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, November 14, 2012

Welcome to YNS!


Thank you so much for all your fabulous Design Team applications! We thoroughly enjoyed checking out your wonderful projects, everyone is so talented and it's always difficult choosing just a few! 

We have decided to invite 4 people to join the YNS DT and we will be asking several of you to join us as special guests throughout 2013. 

Please help us welcome our newest YNS Design Team members!!!





Welcome to the YNS family! We look forward to working with you! 

Hugs




Tuesday, November 13, 2012

YNS DT Call


Thank you for flooding our inbox with all your fabulous DT applications! We are grateful to have so many amazing and talented fans like you who would like to be apart of our fun and exciting team.

I know you are anxiously awaiting the names of our new team members so I just wanted to pop by to say we area working at going through all the submissions and will post the selected YNS DT members here on the YNS blog sometime tomorrow (Wednesday November 14) 

See you soon!



Saturday, November 10, 2012

November Hop Winners

Thank you for hopping along our  Fun and Inspirational November New Release Blog Hop!!!!

I have randomly selected 3 winners from the hop comments, each winner gets a special new release package! 

Here are the lucky winners...

Dawn's Blog
 Amy's Blog
My Blog
 

Congrats everyone!!!

Please email me to claim your prize.

Happy Stamping

Friday, November 9, 2012

YNS Fun Friday!!!

Before we get started have you see the new releases yet? We would love for you to hop along our Fun and Inspirational Blog Hop

We also some fabulous challenges, this is the last month of YNS challenges...we're changing things up in 2013!

Our November Fun Friday theme is all about Gifts and Giving! Have you seen last weeks post yet? If not, click HERE to check it out! 

I thought this Birthday Owl card by Kerri screamed Gifts but I'm not sure about the Giving part! LOL She's a little protective of those presents!


Now let's see what the team has for us this week...


I love this fabulous gift set! Be sure to visit her blog for all the details!


 
Loving all the bold and bright  patterns and colors on this card! I'm sure Carole has something interesting to say so be sure to visit her blog for more details!

Fun little treat box! Visit her blog for more info!

These festive tags are adorable!!!!  Visit her blog for more details!
 
Super sweet birthday card! Be sure to visit her blog for more details!

Maureen Wong - Merry Mouse Candy Cane
This is a cute little project! Visit her blog for more pics and details!

We've got a special deal going on...15% off your entire order!
Online Code - YNSNOV2012
Offer Valid until Nov 10th at midnight

 Thank you so much for joining us! 

Wishing you 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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