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Friday, May 17, 2013

YNS Summer FUN!


As mentioned last week we've been hosting inspirational YNS Fun Fridays for over a year now so we've decided to MIX things up a bit! Look for something NEW and exciting coming in JUNE!!! More details coming soon!!!

Now before we dive into all the awesome DT projects let's talk NEW RELEASES! WOOT! WOOT! 

 Mark your calenders as we've got new stamps and dies coming your way on Wednesday May 22nd!

Our May Fun Friday theme is...

Summer FUN!!!

You'll find lots of inspirational Summer FUN projects right here at YNS all month long!

Let's see what the YNS DT have for us this week! Be sure to visit the DT blogs for more project details!

Laura Nehring made a 6x6 Album - CUTE!

Have you checked out our May Tasty Tuesday Challenge yet?!

Click this link to check out our current Tasty Tuesday Challenge!

 Happy Stamping!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Summer FUN Friday!


We've been hosting inspirational YNS Fun Fridays for over a year now so we've decided to MIX things up a bit! Look for something NEW and exciting coming in JUNE!!!

Our May Fun Friday theme is...

Summer FUN!!!

You'll find lots of inspirational Summer FUN projects right here at YNS all month long!

Let's see what the YNS DT have for us this week! Be sure to visit the DT blogs for more project details!

Have you checked out our May Tasty Tuesday Challenge yet?!

Click this link to check out our current Tasty Tuesday Challenge!

 Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

YNS May Tasty Tuesday Challenge

Welcome to our Monthly YNS Tasty Tuesday Challenge!

It's a new month so that means it's time for a NEW YNS Tasty Tuesday Challenge and lots more yummy inspiration from the YNS Design Team! 

It also means we announce our April WINNER!!! Thank you so much for joining us!!!

Congrats Heather!!! Random Number Generator chose you!!! 

Email me to claim your prize!!! 

If you're new to YNS you can find all the YNS Tasty Tuesday Challenge details by clicking HERE. We would love for you to join us!

Our May Tasty Tuesday photo is...

Yummy Cupcakes
Super FUN colors and ADORABLE designs!!!


Each week different YNS Design Team members are sharing their inspirational projects to get your Tasty Tuesday creative juices flowing!!! Please visit their individual blogs for all their project details.

Let's see all the yummy projects they have for us this week...
Now it's your turn! We would LOVE for you to join us!!!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Fun Friday - Let's Celebrate!

TGIF! I hope everyone had a wonderful week and is now ready for a fabulous and fun weekend!  

I'll be busy this weekend prepping for the new release this coming week! Yep, that's right...NEW stamps and dies are on the way! YIPPEE! 

Our March Fun Friday theme is...

Let's Celebrate!!!
Kerri's card is perfect for our celebration theme!

You'll find lots of inspirational celebration projects right here at YNS all month long!  

Special holidays, anniversaries, birthdays, special moments and new stamps, new dies too!!

 The DT will be sharing lots of fabulous celebration themed projects every Friday for the month of March!

Let's see what they have for us this week! Be sure to visit the DT blogs for more project details!

Have you checked out our brand spankin' new YNS Inspirational Challenge for 2013 called Tasty Tuesday?!

Before you go Let's Celebrate Spring Cleaning at YNS!!! 

We've got lots of fabulous stamps to the YNS  Bargain Bin so hop on over to the YNS Store and grab some awesome deals!!!
 Happy Stamping!

Friday, August 10, 2012

It's Friday! Let's Celebrate!

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

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

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

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

How cute is this little fishy globe!

 So SWEET! Gotta love the mini stamps and dies!

So cheerful and adorable!

Hoot! Hoot! So CUTE!

Love the neutral colors and fab layout!

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

Thank you so much for joining us!

Have a fun and creative day!

Friday, August 3, 2012

YNS Fun Friday brings August Sneak Peeks!

Happy Friday!

I LOVE that our Fun Fridays now have a theme! Christmas in July was spectacular so I'm sure you're wondering what August is all about!!!

Our August YNS Fun Friday theme is...

Today we are celebrating our 3rd Anniversary with some fabulous and fun August Sneak Peeks!!!!

August is our anniversary month and I'm so excited to have all of you celebrating with us! 3 years ago YNS went from a dream to reality when we launched the YNS Web Store on Aug 7 2009. 

We have grown so much over the years...we went from launching 8 stamp sets to now over 250 plus we have our very own line of dies too!  Your love for YNS has allowed for this growth and your feedback has helped us improve and grow on so many different levels.

I'd like to take a moment to share my heartfelt thanks to all of you for making these past 3 years amazing! Your kindness and support mean the world to me! The relationships that have been created, with YNS as the hub, warms my heart - this is what makes this industry amazing! I've been lucky enough to meet some of you at ScrapFest, CHA and local store events which are always so much FUN! Some of us may never met due to the distance between us which is why I love that we all have a common meeting ground through the internet to create, share and build friendships - it truly is incredible!

I look forward to many more years filled with fun, friendships, creativity and cute stamps!


~ Karen

Now let's drool over some new stamps - YAY!

Be sure to stop by the individual DT blogs for more details on their sneak peek projects!

Jenny Peterson has a peek at the adorable new Baby Set designed by Heather Rolin - CUTE!!!!

Dana Joy and our special guest Kim O'Connell are sharing peeks at the hilarious Birthday Owl designed by Dale Simpson. This owl cracks me up!!! The look on his face is priceless! He totally looks like he is protecting his big stack of pressies! LOL

I see that Dana used the Crisscross Border die an Balloon Trio die on her card - so FUN!

Peggy Toole is sharing a sneak peek at one of the adorable new Ellie stamps designed by Fhiona Galloway called Ellie Loves to Fish. This image is so sweet and so is that sentiment!

I see Peggy also used the awesome YNS Puffy Cloud die set on her card! FUN

Don't you just LOVE the new stamps?! 

Well we aren't done yet! We have 2 more days of sneak peeks and then our fun and inspiration birthday blog hop is on Aug 6th! We would love for you to join us!!!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, July 30, 2012

I tried something a little different...again!


I'm stopping by to share another fun art project I made this past weekend!

I needed a gift for my dad, the man that has everything! Usually I end up making my Dad a card and buying him a golf shift but this year I thought I would try something different...

Instead of buying my dad a golf shirt I made him a golf inspired canvas art piece and he loved it! 

I was immediately hooked on painting and designing on canvas after I made my Ann Ellis inspired piece and couldn't wait to bring this golf scene to life!

Warning...there is no stamping on this canvas (sorry!) but this scene is inspired by the YNS Stamp Golf Scene designed by Dale Simpson.

Even though I didn't actually use any stamps on this canvas I did use lots of crafty materials including the YNS Flower Fun Scallop die, it's the light green portion of the tree. 

You'll notice that my canvas is a little on the 'cutesy' side. I wasn't even sure I should give it to my dad after I made it but he knows that my creative style is 'cute' and I find it hard to steer away from cute and fun designs so he got a fun and cute canvas for his birthday! Brandon (my 4 year old) thought I should have made the flag with glitter paper...I opted to go with red dot paper instead ;o)

I started off by painting the background and then starting to piece everything together. I used the YNS Flower Fun Scallop for the main part of the tree and then a round punch for the layer under the button. I had cut the tree trunk, the flag and pole as well as the green and used a small scallop and quick cuts tree top for the bushes.

Here's close up of the texture on the green

Creating the green was my favorite part of this project! 

Here's how to create the green and get all that awesome texture...
  • hand cut the green using a thick sheet of kraft colored paper
  • coat it with a clear sealer/glue like Mod Podge 
  • stick tiny glass beads to the base of the green
  • once it's dry you can paint it - I used different shades of green and some brown too
  • after you've coated it with paint be sure to dab it with paper towel to soak up some of the excess paint so you can get the nice texture from the beads
  • once the paint is dry coat it again with a glossy sealer

All I can say is FUN!!! I loved making this project and I think my next canvas will be one for my master bathroom! We recently moved and I desperately need to get some colorful and fun art pieces onto our plain walls. My mother suggested using Bubbly Fun her idea!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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

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

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

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

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

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:

Julie Elak

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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