August 2015 New Release! Hop to WIN!


Hello! I know you’re here for a fabulous and fun blog hop but before you run off I just want to take a moment to say THANK YOU for being here with us and for helping us celebrate our 6th birthday! These past 6 years have been full of ups and downs, running a business isn’t easy…running a business while raising 2 kids is even harder but I wouldn’t change a thing! The ups definitely far out weigh any of the downs and I have my family, friends and all of you to thank for that! When I started YNS I never imagined I would meet so many fabulous people, I feel so blessed and honored that you have let myself and YNS into your lives and into your craft rooms. Thanks to your sweet emails and all your encouragement and support I look forward to going to ‘work’ every day! I appreciate you sharing your stories with me, they truly touch my heart! Most of all…thank you for using our products and for spreading joy all around the world by sharing your finished projects with your friends, family and even complete strangers that just need a little pick me up! Smiles and FUN is what YNS is all about! Hugs to all of you and cheers to many more years of adorable and fun to use YNS products! Now let’s get on with the show!

Welcome to our August New Release Birthday Celebration!

We have an AMAZING new release for you! We’ve got 9 NEW stamp sets, 15 NEW die sets AND 2 NEW Sparkly Gumdrop sets!!! WOOT! WOOT! I can’t wait for you to see all the FABULOUS projects the YNS DT and guests have created for you today! All the new goodies are available to purchase right now in the YNS Store!

Are you ready to see jaw dropping projects that are guaranteed to make you SMILE?! Once again, the DT and guests have completely ROCKED showcasing the new release! So much eye candy! Grab a drink and snack of choice and hop, hop, hop!

The hop starts on Jeanie’s blog and if you’ve already been hopping along you should have arrived here via Brianna’s blog. Please reference our linky at the bottom of this post for the entire hop list.

Be sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for your chance to win a $50.00 YNS gift certificate. Woot! Woot!

The lucky winner will be announced on the Your Next Stamp Blog Aug 12th PLUS we’ll have another chance for you to WIN and lots more inspiration so you’ll want to mark your calendars and come back to visit the YNS blog on August 12th!

I decided to make some cute 3×3 note cards for my project today. These were so FUN to make and I was excited to try out the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I’m not a water-coloring expert and I’m sure with practice my watercolor skills will improve but I must say these markers were fun to use and I had a blast making these colorful backgrounds and coloring up the Party Animals! Just for the record…I am not being sponsored by Zig…I’m just a fan :o)



New 3×3 Envelope die with some yummy Candy Land Glittered Gumdrops!




YNS Supplies used to create my 3×3 Note Card Set:

Party Animals stamp and die set | Stitched Square die set | Envelope die | 2015 YNS Birthday stamp set | Cute Alpha Squares Die | Gumdrops


Yep, we’ve got an awesome August Birthday SALE!

(Please be sure to enter in the correct code before you complete the check out process)

sale badge 6th birthday




Thank you so much for stopping by today and hopping along with us! I hope you found lots of inspiration from our amazing DT and fabulous guests!

Now it’s time to head on over to YNS Store, but before you go, don’t forget to leave a comment for your chance to WIN one of three $50 YNS Gift Certificates! How AWESOME is that?! Good luck to you all!
Wishing you a fun and creative day!




  1. 1
    Lori says:

    Oh my goodness!!! Karen these are soooo cute!! Love the bright, fun water coloring! What an awesome release – I am off to shop! Thanks for having me at the party! xoxoxoxo

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    Kendra says:

    SUPER fun notecards!! Love the colors used!! Too cute!!

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    Maria says:

    Very cute birthdaycards

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    Aileen says:

    love the mini cards, they all look wonderful. Very cute little characters.

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    Becca says:

    Very cute cards πŸ™‚ thanks for the coupon code as well got to have a little extra fun cause of it.

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    Wiebke says:

    OMG! This Release is AWESOME! And of course HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Whoop whoop! I’ve never used your stamps before.. but I think I definitely SHOULD! Love how you watercolored the background – it matches the birthday theme perfectly.

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    NatQuebec says:

    I love what you create and this blog hop seem nice too….I bein my trip ? to order after hihi
    The little car is so cute !

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    Bonnie Sharp says:

    I love these little Party Animals made into notecards and your watercoloring is fabulous! I

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    NatQuebec says:

    Love so must your cards !!! All so nice ….my favorite ones πŸ˜‰

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    Chrissie says:

    Very eye catching ? I too invested in some zig water colour real pens ‘recently – they’re awesome – I’m still playing with mine as water colour has never been my forte ( oils are my favourite) but the pens do make the medium easy – love the effects x

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    Tricia T says:

    Such cute little notecards! I think the doggy is my favorite. Love the watercoloring!

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    Janet K says:

    Loving the new release!! Everyone created such beautiful cards!!

  13. 13

    such cute sets! Lovely blog hop and nice projects to see!

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    Sue D says:

    Colorful and adorable mini cards. Love the watercolor background.

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    Tricia T says:

    BTW, Carole’s post isn’t live yet! πŸ™‚

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    Nancy Ward says:

    Such a FUN release! So many nice burthday options!

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    Lizzy Smith says:

    This little trio is just perfect! I’ve loved the hop, all of the cards are super cute and there is some really fabulous new stuff too. I’m very excited to have discovered YNS. Crafty Hugs! TFS

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    KariLynn L says:

    Karen, your trio of cards are amazing. I love how you did the backgrounds and the way you coloured the Party Animals. Fabulous cards.

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    Brandi R says:

    Happy Birthday, YNS!!!! Adore Adore ADORE this release! Gorgeous and super cute note cards. Love all the coloring….from the background to the images β™₯

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    D.AnnC says:

    Congrats on your 6th anniversary! I love the colors in your cards! Soooo much fun new goodies on my wishlist!! Jessica and Her Kitty – you just want to tickle those adorable little paws! Cute Coco Sweet Treats – LOVE the shaker insert options!! Totally paw-some Phoebe with her wagon and pets… Silly Monsters, fun Balloon Buddies and Party Animals… You hit the ball out of the park with this release!!

  21. 21

    Congratulations on six years of success. This was a fun and creative hop! Enjoyed seeing all the new products and their versatility!

  22. 22
    Laurie says:

    Cute, whimsical animals!

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    Whitney says:

    Really cute birthday cards. I especially like the little cat ?

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    irene grau says:

    Happy birthday!!! I’m so glad YNS is in existence — you have such cute stamps and dies. I only discovered you a couple of years ago — I can’t believe I was missing out for years before hand. Congratulations. I look forward to so many more years of inky goodness! Now I’m off to hop…and then put in an order. Such a generous discount — happy belated birthday to ME!

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    Danielle Vincent says:

    Wow Karen how exciting – 6 years is a big deal!!! Congrats! Adorable note cards – love the watercolor swooshes! Off to hop to the rest of the sites now. Thanks so much for the inspiration (and coupons) :o)!

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    Melanie Amaya says:

    I so love all your stamps and the new release is fabulous. Wish I was rich so I could buy them all.

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    Anja curvers says:

    Wow this new release is awesome and this trio of cards is such great, love, love it.

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    Cebelica says:

    Happy 6th birthday! πŸ˜€ The new stamps and dies are amazing and I love the note cards you made. They are super cute! πŸ™‚ xx

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    I love you guys – big fan! Congrats to 6 years of fabulous stamps – looking forward to the next 6 years! Great cards!

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    Cheri Burry says:

    Love these little water colour cards! Happy 6th Birthday. The hop was so much fun and all your DT did a fabulous job show casing your new release!

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    ionabunny says:

    Happy 6th anniversary. The watercolour bg’s are lovely and the images so cute. HUgz

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    Grace says:

    Happy anniversary. The cards are awlsome. I love the note cards and also the bright colours.

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    J says:

    Happy Birthday!!! Those cards sure are cute!

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    doudou2106 says:

    Happy birthday!! Love so much the new products!!! Great creations !! Very sweet cards☺☺☺

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    RUBY M says:

    Great releases. Love all of the cards. Great hop too. Thanks to the DT for all their hard work. Love the sale too so off to the store.

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    Blue Kube says:

    These are fabulous! So fun to see new products in action!

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    Gina Vannita Johnson says:

    Love the new stamp set and your cards. Congrats on all your success with YNS. I just found you guys recently and I love everything.

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    Mary Holshouser says:

    Darling little cards. The coloring is great and the movement in the designs are fun.
    Great release. Have a long shopping list.
    thanks for sharing.

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    Brenda Lee says:

    Karen, your kind words tugged at my heart. We should be thanking YOU!!! I adore YNS goodies and this was a perfect celebration of your 6th birthday! I had a lot of fun and was inspired by each and every person on this amazing hop. My wish list has gotten even longer after this hop. Your note card set tops off this hop perfectly. The watercolored background on the adorable card set is fabulous. And I love how you added dimension to the images to make them really pop. Happy, happy birthday to YNS!!! Wishing you many more successful years.

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    Terry DuMoulin says:

    OMG ! It’s Finally here ! I’ll be Hopping All the way…Cutie pie cards ! I Love my Zigs…..

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    Trina Flynn says:

    Happy Birthday YNS πŸ™‚ These cute note cards with the new stamps are simply adorable! You did an awesome job with the watercolors. Thank you for sharing your Awesomeness!! Hugs, Trina

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    Indy says:

    Oh how cute are these! Happy 6th birthday!!!

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    Happy Birthday, YNS!!! Karen, you’ve really outdone yourself with this release. All the products are adorable!! As are these super cute little cards you’ve made. The animals are soooo cute and I love the water colored background.

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    Indy says:

    Just love the watercolor background! These make me so happy!

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    Shari Leonard says:

    Love the cute 3 x3 size cards and especially the watercolor card!! What an awesome release! Off I hop!:)

  46. 46

    Your 3×3 card set is so cute! I love the backgrounds you created for each card. The bright, happy colors are perfect!

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    Roberta Eldridge says:

    I love both your cat and your dog envelope cards! So adorable!

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    Patty W says:

    Gorgeous little creations – I love how you colored in the adorable little animals and the watercolor backgrounds are beautiful!!! So colorful and fun!

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    Zarah says:

    If you’re not an expert, the pens must be magical! *grins* I LOOOOOOVE the look of these and I am so gonna have to get those dies, too, to make cute little cards like these. They are truly gorgeous! And those stamps! LOVE! <3

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    Linda F says:

    Happy 6th Birthday. Totally adorable cards. Love the watercolour background and those party animals are sooooo cute.

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    SKEETA DAVIS says:

    Cards a so adorable.

  52. 52
    Dr. Neha Sanwalka says:

    Happy birthday YNS. I am super new to the world of stamping and came across the website when researching on stamps. You have some really beautiful stamps. Love all the beautiful cards you have made. Hope to own some YNS stamps very soon. Happy birthday πŸ™‚

  53. 53

    I love the “wash” that you did/used. Your cards are so cute!

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    Kim A. says:

    First of all, a very Happy Birthday to you!!!!! I love the adorable Birthday cards!!!!!

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    carol says:

    I’m stoked about the new release; a whole lot of ‘fabulous’ happening! Your 3×3 notecards are absolutely darling! Love the mini size with the ‘maximum impact’ images! Super cute!

  56. 56

    Very cute cards and stamp sets!

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    SarahC says:

    really like all your critters and this is my birthday month so going to enjoy some fun shopping.

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    10s4funmom says:

    Love your note cards! Makes me want try water coloring!

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    Julye says:

    This is just so cute love the background too and the envelope is the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for sharing and happy birthday YNS.

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    Maaike says:

    first: happy anniversary!
    next: i’m kicking myself for only finding this blog/store now because of a link on facebook…you make the most adorable stamps and i whish you all the luck on your next 6 years!

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    Jill Norwood says:

    Amazing 3×3 cards! I love the pretty water colored background with these adorable new stamps! I just want everything! LOL! I just placed an order and thank you for the savings code! My wish list is a little bit smaller now! Thanks for your amazing products! πŸ™‚ Jill

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    Laurie/virgo5 says:

    Congratulations on 6 years Karen! As usual I love your beautiful cards and wonder where you find the time!

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    Lori S says:

    Super cute

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    Kathi says:

    Wow! Love all the the new sets and dies! Especially the the Party Time set! Woo hoo I’m off to hop!

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    Julie E says:

    Love these Karen!!! Now I want water color pens :>)

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    Kathi says:

    These are just too cute!! Love all of the brigjt colors and watercoloring!

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    Sandra KM says:

    These cards are adorable! Love both the dog and kitty images.

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    FeM says:

    Love the colors of your cards.

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    Maggie B says:

    Hi Karen ~ Happy 6th Birthday YNS!!! Love, love, love your 3×3 cards made with that wonderful die….I fell in love with that die at first sight! I don’t have Zig Real Brush Markers, but I do love watercoloring (with Distress Inks mostly) and you did a fantastic job! The stitched square dies along with the use of gumdrops add just the right touch. And, to be honest, I really (REALLY) like the Birthday Stamp Set; it’s so very versatile with those balloons and sentiments. Congratulations on the YNS 6th birthday, you’ve earned it. Much continued success!!

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    Kathy says:

    Very cute cards Karen! I love the backgrounds you created, they’re gorgeous.
    And Happy 6th Birthday. You’ve developed a wonderful company and give joy to so many. Congratulations! πŸ™‚

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    Danielle Dietz says:

    This release is awesome! I love your little 3×3 cards. I think your watercoloring is great. πŸ™‚

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    Sandra says:

    congrats!!! I love everything…my grandson really enjoys colouring, now he wants them all too!

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    Elizabeth S. says:

    These cards are so adorable and love viewing all the adorable stamps and dies. Also, Happy 6th Birthday and looks like a fabulous celebration.

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    Faye says:

    I really like the colourful backgrounds you created on your fab projects! Happy Birthday YNS and thank you for letting me join the ride. x

  75. 75

    Such adorable cards! Happy 6th!

  76. 76
    Marlene says:

    Happy 6th Birthday!!! You have some amazing stamp and die sets!! The hop was wonderful! Love all the inspiration and creativity.

    Your little cards are so much fun! Your watercolor background turned out GREAT!

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    Jane Z. says:

    Awesome cards, Karen! I just love these Party Animal stamps and all the dies oh, and the gumdrops are amazing too! Thanks for the inspiration and fun blog hop! Happy Birthday YNS and best wishes for many, many more!!! πŸ™‚

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    Dru W. says:

    The new release is fantastic! Can’t wait to get some new stamps and dies! Congrats on YNS’s Birthday!!!

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    So in super love with YNS products and I want to wish you well and happy for your 6 years of success!!! Your mini cards are so cute and so very clever!! Loved seeing some things you have made with this new release!! I am just so very pleased for you and SO GLAD that I found and follow YNS!!

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