Posts By: Julie Elak

September New Release Review with Tina Henkens

Did you see the adorable cards our September guest Tina Henkens created using items from the new release?!

She is on Instagram and we wanted to make sure everyone had a chance to see her creative cards!   Each card features a scene, which we now know is one of her favorite things to do!  Check out this post if you missed learning about Tina’s faves.

YNS Supplies:  All Booked stamp and die sets

Check out all the sets that Tina combines to create a trio of spooky FUN!YNS Supplies:  Ghoul-tastic Halloween stamp and die sets | Autumn Wreaths (corn stalks and pumpkins) |  All Booked stamp and die sets (books) | Gardening Phoebe (spider) | Peek a BOO (tree and owl)

 

What inspiration!  What will you be creating next?

Happy Stamping!

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A Happy Bird-Day Stamp Create Repeat from Koren Wiskman

Did you see Koren Wiskman’s Happy Bird-day Stamp Create Repeat video?  She shares 2 takes on the same card.

 

 

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

YNS Supplies: Happy Bird-day | Gumdrops

Happy Stamping!

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Faves with Guest Candice Fisher

We are back with guest Candice Fisher today and she is sharing her faves!

When asked what her paper crafting faves are, Candice responded:

One of my favorite things is to create with stamp sets that have cute coordinating sentiments that go with the stamps! I see myself tending to go to those when I am deciding what to create with.  This new Silly Trash Monster stamp set has sooo many different sentiments that I had to create more than one card with it!

 

 

YNS Supplies: Silly Trash Monsters stamp and die sets |  Wave Panel die | Trash Can Die

What are your faves?

Happy Stamping!

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Sketch and Color Challenge #97 – Winners

We have winners!!

Thank you to everyone who played along with challenge #97.

The winner of the main challenge and a $15.00 YNS Store gift certificate is Dorothy S.

The winner of the social media challenge a $20.00 YNS Store gift certificate is Angie Cimbalo.

Congrats 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 the challenge is Shona Chambers’ card featuring Puddles of Fun!

What great water to go with all the rain!


Join us next Friday, September 21st for a new challenge!

Happy Stamping!

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I Spy YNS Saturday – Tackle Box

This week we spied a pop up box card made by Vornlen.

Vornlen’s card featuring Keepin’ It Real takes fishing to a whole new level!

 

The splattered wave of blue and panels create the perfect setting for the fisherman.  Vornlen used all of the stamps in the set to decorate the box.

To see more of Vornlen’s creations visit @vdubbou on Instagram!


We are always on the lookout for the YNS creations.   Tag your photos with #yournextstamp!

Happy Stamping!

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Fun Friday is a Week Away!

It’s Friday!

Normally we would have a new sketch and color combo challenge for you, but we are making a change and it is a fun one!

We are changing the name of our challenges to Fun Friday!

 

What will be different?

We will be switching up the type of challenge.  Get ready for themes and technique challenges, with a sketch or color combo every once in awhile too.

There will be a comment to win on the challenge post.  One random commenter will win a stamp set of their choice!

 

What stays the same?

It remains a bi-weekly challenge.

There will be a $15.00 prize and a $5.00 bonus if YNS products are used.

 

When does it start?

Join us next Friday, September 21st, for our Fun Friday challenge!

 

Happy Stamping!

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September 2018 New Release Preview

The September New Release arrives in the YNS Store tomorrow at 11 am! 

This release will get you ready for fall with new stamps and dies for Halloween, the autumn harvest and back to school. 

The team and guests are each sharing a preview of the NEW YNS products.  Visit each designers’ blog then come back here and let me know what you think of the New Release!

Kerri

Julie

Holly

Andrea

Deborah

Cassie

Sue

Kendra 

Candice Fisher {September Guest}

Tina Henkens {September Guest}

Kristine Davidson {September New Release Guest}

We even have a bonus treat!

Koren has a new video showcasing all the products in the new release.

 


 

Stop back here tomorrow at 11 am to join in our new release blog hop!

 

Plus, don’t forget that all the new products will be available to purchase in the YNS Store tomorrow at 11 am EST.

Thanks for stopping by! See you tomorrow!

Karen

 

 

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Faves with Guest Tina Henkens

We are starting a new feature on the YNS blog!

We will be asking our guests to share their faves!

This is a great opportunity to learn more about each designer’s crafting style.  It could be a favorite stamp set, technique, color combination, etc.  We are leaving it open ended and can’t wait to see what everyone showcases as their fave.

Guest Tina Henkens is the first one to kick it off!

We asked Tina to share one of her faves and she came back with a list:

“I really love cute critters and mixing stamp sets to create new scenes.
Copics and distress inks are my favorite colouring tools.”
Tina’s card combines all her faves and what a scene it creates!

YNS Supplies:  Hammie Holiday Fun stamp and die setsBox Full of CutenessPuffy Cloud Border Die set

Happy Stamping!

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I Spy YNS Saturday – Sweetness

This week we spied a sweet, sweet, sweet card!  Maria Rudolph combined color and fun with Waddles – Happy Brrr-thday!The background Maria created is eye catching with the repetitive orange sentiment and wash of color on top of it.

To see more of Maria’s creations, visit her on Instagram @mycraftwaytohappiness.  Her gallery is a rainbow of color!


We are always looking for Your Next Stamp creations by our customers.   Tag your photos with #yournextstamp so we can find YOUR creations!

Happy Stamping!

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Sketch and Color Challenge #97 – More Inspiration

Challenge #97 is going on right now!  You have until September 13, 2018 to play along! There is a sketch and color combo to choose from, unless you really want to challenge yourself and combine the two!  This is our last challenge offering a sketch and combo…starting September 14th we will be switching things up.

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 #97 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:

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Tina Henkens

YNS Supplies:  Cute Home stamp set | Spec-Tacular Phoebe and Friends

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Candice Fisher

YNS Supplies:  Puddles of Fun | Gumdrops

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Holly

YNS Supplies:  Tweet News Stamp and Die SetBlack Olive Ink PadHugs and Kisses Paper PadStitched Rectangle Die setDeep Pink Divine Twine

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Kerri
YNS Supplies: Bugs & Kisses | Bugs & Kisses Die Set | Honeycomb Die SetHoney Drip and Honeycomb Combo Die SetLavender Gumdrops 

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Sue
YNS Supplies:  Unicorns Rock Stitched Scalloped Rectangles | Fairytale Magic Paper Pad

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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 #97 ends on Thursday, September 13, 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 “#ynschallenge97” the YNS Facebook page referencing “challenge97” in your comment, and/or the SplitcoastStampers gallery with keyword “yournextstamp” and”ynschallenge97″ 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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