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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!

Monday, December 31, 2012

Introducing Our New Design Team Members!

We are so excited to announce that we are adding 4 new DT members to ring in 2013!  Let me introduce you to these fabulous ladies:)



Hello! My name is Stephanie Hargis and I am so excited and honored to be able to work with the fabulous YNS design team again! I am 28 years old and have been paper crafting for a little over 5 years now. The first time I had ever heard of stamping was when my good friend invited me to a card party. I had no clue what she was referring to at first but decided to go and wouldn't you know, I was hooked for life! I am a wife to a wonderful husband and a mother to a beautiful little girl who will be 2 before we know it! I live in the beautiful mountains of Colorado and love to be out in them as much as possible! Aside from paper crafting, I also love to crochet and sew but creating cards is my number one obsession.

Here is a sample of Stephanie's awesome work using the adorable set Smiley Happy Critter Crew Set One.  




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!

Here is an adorable card that Laura created using Yippee Fhiona:




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 Guest Designer this year and have fallen in love with the images. 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 an alumni Design member for The Greeting Farm and I'm currently a Bartender at Raise the Bar. If you would like to learn more about me, please visit me at my blog. Take care and I look forward to creating with you!

Thanh created this super sweet card using the very adorable Joy:




Hi there! My name is Lisette and I live in beautiful sunny Florida. I'm Mom to two beautiful girls and two fur babies. I have been stamping for over 6 years and always dabbled in the arts since I was a little girl. I have a passion for paper crafting and find time to color something everyday, but dabbled in just crocheting, oil painting, watercoloring and so on... My little girl once said to me that she doesn't want to grow up because she doesn't want to give up playing and coloring. I told her "Mommy plays everyday with paper and markers!"  I am really excited to be joining this fabulous design team and getting started with Your Next Stamp!

I just LOVE this beautiful card that Lisette made using Fhiona and Her Friend Penguin along with the Tree Trio Die Set.


Please give these ladies a warm welcome!  I can't wait to see more amazing creations from them:)  Happy New Year!!!

Kerri

Friday, December 28, 2012

Our Final YNS Fun Friday Post for 2012

I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas! We finally got the snow I was hoping for last night so this morning the yards were covered with lots of beautiful snow, Brandon loved it!

Our theme this month is Anything Goes! Let's see what the YNS DT has for us today!

Amy Rohl - Adorable Gift Tags!

Kelli Hull - Cute! Love this funny penguin

Suzanne Bier -  Super sweet gift card holder

Veronica Zalis - Adorable Baby Cards


I thought I would share the Christmas card I gave my sister and her family this year, love this adorable reindeer!!!


Thank you so much for stopping by!

This is our final YNS Fun Friday post for 2012, we're looking forward to continuing YNS Fun Fridays in 2013 plus we have something new and exciting for you...stay tuned for more info!

Have a fun and creative day!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you a beautiful Christmas filled will lots of love and happiness!


My card was inspired by a beautiful card designed by DT member Susan Liles. I've used the Holiday Postage stamp set, Small Post Card Die set along with the Layered Star Die and a YNS Glittered Skittle

Hugs


Friday, December 21, 2012

It's YNS Fun Friday!!!

Happy Holidays!!! 

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season, Brandon is over the top excited this year and has loved all the family and friend events these past few weeks. Now if we could just get some snow around here so we can build Frosty the Snowman plus my light up deer on the front lawn look so much nicer when the lawn is covered in snow :o)

Our theme this month is Anything Goes and the design team has some super fun projects for us this week! 



Kerri Michaud - Adorable Tic Tac Covers
Tree Trio Die, Mini Ellie Loves to Skate Stamp and Die,



Thank you for stopping by!

Have a fabulous and fun weekend!

 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

December Hop Winners

I know this is a really busy and exciting time of year for everyone, we really appreciate you hopping along and joining is all our new release FUN!

I used random number generator to pick our 3 lucky winners as well as the surprise prize blogs...

Kelli's Blog...

 Wendy M's Blog...

  Peggy's Blog...

 
Congrats ladies!!! Please email me to claim your YNS prize!!!

Happy Stamping!


Friday, December 14, 2012

YNS Fun Friday!

Before we get started, have you had a chance to hop along our Fun and Inspiration December Blog Hop? It's jam package full of  CUTENESS!!!! We would love for you to join us!!! Hop along for your chance to WIN!!!

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It's YNS Fun Friday and our theme is Anything Goes! I don't have a card for you this week so I thought I would share a little holiday humor with you before diving into all the awesome DT projects!

A few years ago my husband Chris thought it would be fun to surprise me with a little 12 Days of Christmas theme. I get a little present everyday starting 12 days before Christmas...12 of something, 11 of something, 10 of something...you get the point I know he is so SWEET, right? Well, this year I decided to join in the FUN and I'm giving him 12 gifts too! We like to laugh and have fun soooo keeping that in mind this is what he got for Day 12...

12 little Reindeer poops! LOL

Hopefully you got a little chuckle from my special Day 12 present...Brandon (my 4 year old) thought it was the BEST gift ever!!!

Now let's get back to Fun Friday and see what the fabulous DT have for us this week!






Thank you for joining us! I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

YNS December BLOG HOP!!!!

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

It's a hop so you should have arrived her from Jen R's blog, if not head to Julie's blog which is the start of the hop for lots of inspiration and cuteness!!!

We have a small release for you this month featuring a new stamp collection from Cory Designs called Smiley Happy Critters also known as The YNS Critter Crew!!! The first set brings us Dot the Ladybug, Spike the frog, Lizzie the Lizard and Pokey the turtle...they are all SO CUTE and guaranteed to make you smile! 


We also have a new die collection called YNS Whatnots! YNS Whatnots Seasons Set One is jam packed full of small seasonal dies which are awesome for dressing up your cards, tags all lots more!!! 


Both of these products are available NOW in the Your Next Stamp Store!  

Warning…both of these collections are highly addictive so be sure to start your collection now as we have lots more coming in 2013!
 
The hop runs from today until Saturday, December 15th at midnight EST. We have 3 prize packs hidden amongst the DT Blogs, and you must comment on all of the blogs to win! The winners will be posted on the Your Next Stamp Blog Sunday, December 16th.

I decided to make a little treat bag with Dot the adorable little ladybug from the Smiley Happy Critter Crew set as well as the double ended flag and the hearts from the YNS Whatnots die set! I also used the YNS Flower Fun Scallop die on my project.


We also have a Hop Special going on at the YNS Store! Enter code YNSDEC2012 to receive 15% off your entire order!

Thank you so much for joining us! Remember to leave a comment for your chance to WIN a YNS PRIZE pack!!!

Have a fun and creative day!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

December Sneak Peek Day Three

It's our last day of peeks before release day! I hope you are loving the adorable critters and new die collection as much as we are!!!

The DT have some fabulous projects for you so let's dive into some YNS cuteness!!!

Dana Joy made this super cute card featuring the ladybug from the Smiley Happy Critters stamp set. Love the googly eyes!
 


Jen Roach couldn't decide which stamp to use so she used them all to create this super adorable card featuring the Smiley Happy Critters stamp set.

 Julie Elak made some adorable tent style candy holders using the new Whatnots Seasons One die set.


Thank you so much for stopping by! See you tomorrow for the hop!!!

Have a fun and creative day!

Monday, December 10, 2012

December Sneak Peek Day Two!

Welcome to Day Two of our super CUTE and FUN December peeks!!! 

Have you added the Smiley Happy Critters stamp set and YNS Whatnots Seasons One die set to your wish list? The moment I those happy critters I smiled and I get the same effect each and every time I see these cuties! Love them!!!

The YNS DT have more fabulous projects for you today!

Amy Rohl made a super cute holiday card featuring the adorable little frog from the Smiley Happy Critters set!!! She's also used the YNS Star Die and the circle border is from the new Whatnots Seasons One die set!

Kelli Hull made a super sweet holiday card featuring the gingerbread man die and double ended flag die from the new Whatnots Seasons One die set.

 Kerri Michaud created this adorable birthday card the adorable little frog from the Smiley Happy Critters set

Maureen Wong created a lovely Valentine card using the heart and flag from the new Whatnots Seasons One die set.

Veronica Zalis made a super fun and bright card featuring the cutie patootie lizard from the Smiley Happy Critters set!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed all the peeks!!! 

See you tomorrow with more peeks and then join us on December 12th for our inspirational blog hop!!!

Have a fun and creative day!

 

Sunday, December 9, 2012

December Sneak Peek Day One!

Months ago when planning future releases I decided I wasn't going to have a December release...what can I say...things change and we just couldn't keep these adorable stamps and super fun new die collection a secret any longer so we've got a wee little release for you this month!!!! YAY!

EEK! I'm so excited!!!! We've got 3 days of sneak peeks and then a super fun new release blog hop on Wednesday December 12!!!

December brings an adorable stamp collection called Smiley Happy Critters and a super FUN new die collection called YNS Whatnots! We're merely introducing you to these collections in December so consider this a little tease as we've got lots more coming in 2013!!!! 

Let's see what the DT has for us today!

Suzanne Bier has gone all out on her peek project! Check out these adorable tags featuring the new adorable Smiley Happy Critters set one! She's also used the double ended flag die from the YNS Whatnots die set one!

 
Wendy McGaffey has also gone all out for her sneak peek, she used all 4 of our super cute critters on her card plus she's showing us a peek at the circle border die and heart die which is part if the YNS Whatnots Seasons Set One.

 
I created a fun holiday card featuring the current YNS stamp Merry Mouse Shinning Star and a few dies from the YNS Whatnots Seasons Set One, I used the snowflake and the double ended flag die. You'll get the full reveal on Dec 12th.


 
So whatcha think??? Do you love what you see??? I think they are adorable and I hope you do too!!!!

I'll be back tomorrow with more!!!

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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