Posts By: Julie Elak

Sketch and Color Challenge #79 – More Inspiration

Challenge #79 is going on right now!  We are extending this challenge to last 4 weeks, which will give everyone more time to play along. Link up your take on the sketch or color combo by Thursday, January 4th at midnight EST.   

There is a sketch and color combo to choose from, unless you really want to challenge yourself and combine the two!  Play along for the change to win a YNS Store gift certificate.

Did you know that YNS Challenges come with 2 chances to win?   Link up your creation for the main challenge and then be sure to share it on Instagram, Splitcoaststampers and/or YNS’ Facebook page for a chance to win our social media challenge.  Scroll on down for all the details.

One random participant will win a $15.00 gift certificate to the YNS Store, plus if the winner uses YNS products on their creation they will receive an additional $5.00 on their gift certificate.  We also select our favorite creation featuring YNS products from all participants and announce a “Top Pick”.   The random winner and “Top Pick” will be announced on the YNS blog the Sunday following the challenge close.   Link up a picture of your creation from your blog, gallery, etc. at the bottom of this post and you will be entered to win.

PLUS…if you are using YNS products on your creation why don’t you take the YNS Social Media challenge too?! You don’t need to create a different project, simply add your Challenge #79 entries to IG, SCS or FB.  Check out all the details in the rules at the bottom.

The sketch

If you use the sketch feel free to swap out shapes or rotate; so long as we can see the basic sketch was your inspiration.

The colors

If you choose the color combo, be sure to use at least 3 colors and feel free to add in neutrals.

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Here is inspiration from the designers:

***Be sure to join in the fun and share your own creation inspired by either the sketch or the colors OR both!  Link up your project through Inlinkz below, up to 3 entries per person.

  • YNS’ challenge #79 ends on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at midnight EST
  • If you use the sketch feel free to swap out shapes or rotate; so long as we can see the basic sketch was your inspiration.
  • If you choose the color combo, be sure to use at least 3 colors and feel free to add in neutrals.
  • Only new creations please.
  • Limit of 3 entries per challenge, per person, each entry must be different.
  • Be sure to link back to our challenge in your blog post or gallery entry.
  • Entries not meeting the challenge guidelines will be removed.
  • All stamps are welcome, although we love to see YNS stamps and dies on your projects.
  • One random participant will win a $15 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp store.  If YNS stamps or dies are the focal point then the winner receives an additional $5 gift certificate for a total of $20.  The winner will be announced on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.
  • The YNS Top Pick will receive the “YNS Top Pick” badge and their project will be featured on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.  To be considered for the Top Pick, YNS stamps/dies must be the focal point of your project.
  • Social Media mini challenge – Does your challenge creation feature YNS products?  Then take our social media mini challenge to be entered in an extra prize drawing!   In addition to the inlinkz link up below to your blog or gallery, add your challenge creation to Instagram with “#yournextstamp” and “#ynschallenge79”, the YNS Facebook page referencing “challenge79” in your comment, and/or the SplitcoastStampers gallery with keyword “yournextstamp” and“ynschallenge79” and be sure to mention the YNS Challenge.   There will be a separate drawing for all challenge projects added to those 3 social media sites during the challenge time period.  If you add to one site then you receive 1 entry in the drawing.  If you add to two you receive 2 entries and 3 entries if you add to all three.   Remember, this is only for challenge creations featuring YNS products.  The random winner will receive a YNS Store gift certificate for $20.
  • Have fun!!!

-Julie and the YNS Team


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Throwback Thursday – Gingerbread

With Christmas fast approaching are you baking away?  Gingerbread men are a traditional cookie, but they are also great for paper crafting, especially when you have the Gingerbread Men Die set or Mini Gingerbread Boy and Girl die Set.

Gingerbread Man Die Set
YNS Supplies:  Gingerbread Man Die Set  | Skinny Scallop Border Die |  Candy Land Glittered Gumdrops | Black Gumdrops

 

 YNS Supplies:  Scallop Topped Treat Bag | Christmas Word Dies | Mini Gingerbread Boy/Girl

 

Mini Gingerbread Boy and Girl Die Set

 

YNS Supplies:  Mini Gingerbread Boy and Girl Die SetPocket Die Set | Christmas Critters Stamp Set Sentiment)

 

YNS Supplies:  Mini Gingerbread Men |Christmas Words Die set

Happy baking and happy stamping!

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A Sweet Stamp Create Repeat with Ashley Abelson

Ashley Abelson is at it again…she is sharing cuteness this week!    Scroll on down to see how to layer away with patterns and add love and smiles to your creations.

 

Ashley’s card uses the Cup of Happiness stamp set.  She may have designed it with Valentine’s Day in mind, but it would work great for Christmas or to send a winter warm up message!

 

 

Click here to view the video on You Tube or click directly on the video below.

YNS Supplies:  Cup of Happiness Stamp, Cup of Happiness Die Set, Instalove Polaroid Die Set, Stitched Rectangle Die Set, YNS Crazy for Coffee 6×6 Paper Pad, YNS Hearts and Dot Gumdrops YNS Pink Flamingo Ink, YNS Black Olive Ink

Are you already crafting for Valentine’s Day?

Happy Stamping!

 

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12 Days of Christmas – Winners!

The winner announcements continue with the 3 lucky gift certificate winners from the 12 Days of Christmas designer series!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by and left comments.   We hope it was just the inspiration you needed for your holiday gift giving!

The winner of the grand prize, a $25.00 gift certificate to the YNS Store, is Shirley N who left this comment on the Day Eleven post by Kendra.

The first winner of a runner up prize, a $10.00 gift certificate to the YNS store is Lisa Stolp who wrote this on Cassie’s Day Five post.

The second winner of a runner up prize, a $10.00 gift certificate to the YNS store, is Connie De who left this comment on the Day Two post with our November Guest Wendy Price.


 

The fun continues in December, stay tuned for giveaways and another designer series!

Happy Stamping!

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Sketch and Color Challenge #78 – Winners

Challenge #78 was full of some amazing creations!   We always enjoy seeing how the sketch and color combination inspire!

The winner of the main challenge and a $15.00 gift certificate to the YNS Store, is participant #16, Montownia: pudrowa zima!

The winner of the social media portion of the challenge and a $20.00 gift certificate to the YNS Store, is Margojean, who shared her creation on IG!

Congratulations to both winners – please contact Karen via the contact us link at the bottom of the site to claim your prize!


The Top Pick from challenge #78 is a festive card by Lisa Bzibziak:

Lisa’s card is full of goodies from the Sweet Holiday Greetings stamp set.   This is a cute way to get ready for Santa, with drinks and cookies popped up over an oval die cut plate.   The candy embellishment is such a fun touch too.


Challenge #79 is going on right now – join in the fun for more chances to win!!!

Happy Stamping!

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Sketch and Color Challenge #79

Are you ready for a new challenge?    Challenge #79 starts today, and is open through Thursday, January 4th at midnight EST.  We are extending this challenge to last 4 weeks, which will give everyone more time to play along.  

There is a sketch and color combo to choose from, unless you really want to challenge yourself and combine the two!  Play along for the change to win a YNS Store gift certificate.

Did you know that YNS Challenges come with 2 chances to win?   Link up your creation for the main challenge and then be sure to share it on Instagram, Splitcoaststampers and/or YNS’ Facebook page for a chance to win our social media challenge.  Scroll on down for all the details.

One random participant will win a $15.00 gift certificate to the YNS Store, plus if the winner uses YNS products on their creation they will receive an additional $5.00 on their gift certificate.  We also select our favorite creation featuring YNS products from all participants and announce a “Top Pick”.   The random winner and “Top Pick” will be announced on the YNS blog the Sunday following the challenge close.   Link up a picture of your creation from your blog, gallery, etc. at the bottom of this post and you will be entered to win.

PLUS…if you are using YNS products on your creation why don’t you take the YNS Social Media challenge too?! You don’t need to create a different project, simply add your Challenge #79 entries to IG, SCS or FB.  Check out all the details in the rules at the bottom.

The sketch

If you use the sketch feel free to swap out shapes or rotate; so long as we can see the basic sketch was your inspiration.

The colors

If you choose the color combo, be sure to use at least 3 colors and feel free to add in neutrals.

***

Here is inspiration from the designers:

***Be sure to join in the fun and share your own creation inspired by either the sketch or the colors OR both!  Link up your project through Inlinkz below, up to 3 entries per person.

  • YNS’ challenge #79 ends on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at midnight EST
  • If you use the sketch feel free to swap out shapes or rotate; so long as we can see the basic sketch was your inspiration.
  • If you choose the color combo, be sure to use at least 3 colors and feel free to add in neutrals.
  • Only new creations please.
  • Limit of 3 entries per challenge, per person, each entry must be different.
  • Be sure to link back to our challenge in your blog post or gallery entry.
  • Entries not meeting the challenge guidelines will be removed.
  • All stamps are welcome, although we love to see YNS stamps and dies on your projects.
  • One random participant will win a $15 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp store.  If YNS stamps or dies are the focal point then the winner receives an additional $5 gift certificate for a total of $20.  The winner will be announced on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.
  • The YNS Top Pick will receive the “YNS Top Pick” badge and their project will be featured on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.  To be considered for the Top Pick, YNS stamps/dies must be the focal point of your project.
  • Social Media mini challenge – Does your challenge creation feature YNS products?  Then take our social media mini challenge to be entered in an extra prize drawing!   In addition to the inlinkz link up below to your blog or gallery, add your challenge creation to Instagram with “#yournextstamp” and “#ynschallenge79”, the YNS Facebook page referencing “challenge79” in your comment, and/or the SplitcoastStampers gallery with keyword “yournextstamp” and“ynschallenge79” and be sure to mention the YNS Challenge.   There will be a separate drawing for all challenge projects added to those 3 social media sites during the challenge time period.  If you add to one site then you receive 1 entry in the drawing.  If you add to two you receive 2 entries and 3 entries if you add to all three.   Remember, this is only for challenge creations featuring YNS products.  The random winner will receive a YNS Store gift certificate for $20.
  • Have fun!!!

-Julie and the YNS Team


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Throwback Thursday – Be Merry

Are you ready for more Christmas crafting inspiration?   Today the stamp set Be Merry is in the spotlight and with Santa, a snowman and a reindeer in this set, there is something to make everyone on your card making (or gift making) list happy!  There is even a coordinating die set available in the YNS Store.

Be Merry

Here is a little inspiration from the team, this is one set you will want to add to your wish list!

The die cut trees above were created using the Tree Trio Die Set – that die set may need to go on the wish list too!

Have fun getting ready for the holidays!

Happy Stamping!

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Farewell to Our November Guest – Wendy Price

It is time to say farewell to our November guest Wendy Price .  Thank you Wendy for joining in the November fun!  Wendy shared creations for the new release and even took part in the 12 Days of Christmas series, creating a shaker globe.

Scroll down to see a couple of Wendy’s clean and cute creations from the month.

 


 

Wendy Price

Blog:  Paper, Ink and Smiles

   YNS Supplies:  Deck the Halls stamp set

 Stay tuned for more fun during the month of December.  There will be giveaways and another series coming soon!
-Julie and the YNS Team
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Hanging Out with Ashley Abelson’s Stamp Create Repeat

In this week’s Stamp Create Repeat, Ashley Abelson shares how to dress up the new Drink Tag Die set with a fun stamp set.

 

Ashley positions the bird from the Snow Fun stamp set so that he is carrying off the wine – definitely Snow Fun!

 

Click here to view the video on You Tube or click directly on the video below.

YNS Supplies: Drink Tag Die Set, Hello Winter Stamp set, Hello Winter Die Set, Waddles- Winter Wonderland Stamp set, Waddles- Winter Wonderland Die Set, YNS Cosmic Crush Gumdrops,YNS Black Olive Ink

The drink tag has been a favorite among the design team.   Be sure to share your own creations using it and add #yournextstamp to your photos…we can’t wait to see how you use the tag die!

Happy Stamping!

 

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12 Days of Christmas – Day Twelve with Martha – Comment to Win

Welcome to Day Twelve of the 12 Days of Christmas Designer Series!   

The designers have put together 12 days of holiday ideas.   Our goal is to help you get ready!

We also want to give you  the chance to win a YNS Store gift certificate!   All you need to do is leave a comment on the 12 Days of Christmas posts right here on the YNS Blog to be entered in the draw.   The grand prize is a $25.00 YNS Store gift certificate and two runner ups will each win $10.00 YNS Store gift certificates, the winners will be chosen randomly among all the comments left on the 12 Days of Christmas posts.   The more 12 days posts you comment on, the greater the odds of winning.   All comments must be left by December 8, 2017 and the winners will be announced on December 10, 2017.


Hello Everyone!

Martha here with you today!
Welcome to the last day of the 12 Days of Christmas!
Today I have a card to share with you only using ONE stamp set!
Yes just one, no dies, just one set, but it looks like so much More!
I used the Load Up set for my card.
Such a great versatile set!

 

I did ALOT of stamping and masking on this card.
Step one: Stamp the truck and sign where you want them on the card
then stamp them again on Post It notes to create masks for them.
Step Two: Mask off the truck and the sign, and start stamping your trees
I didn’t mask the trees while stamping because I wanted them all to almost blend together.
**Tip** Stamp the trees at different heights to create the illusion of multiple tree stamps.
I sketched the road and grass in with my Copic markers
The last step is to add “Snow” to your scene, there are several ways to do this, I a White Gel Pen to do mine.
I hope you enjoyed
and have a Wonderful, Happy, Healthy
Christmas!  Don’t forget to leave a comment before you go!
Hugs
Martha
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