Posts By: Julie Elak

Sketch and Color Challenge #64

Challenge #64 starts today!

There is a new sketch and color combo to choose from, remember, you can choose either the sketch or color combo, unless you really want to challenge yourself and combine the two!  Play along and you will be entered in the random drawing to win a YNS Store gift certificate.

Challenge #64 is open through Thursday, May 25, 2017 at midnight EST.  

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 #64 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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Which one inspired the team?

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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.  Note only 3 entries per person.

  • YNS’ challenge #64 ends on Thursday, May 25, 2017, 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 “#ynschallenge64”, the YNS Facebook page referencing “challenge64” in your comment, and/or the SplitcoastStampers gallery with keyword “yournextstamp” and“ynschallenge64” 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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May 2017 New Release Blog Hop

Thank you to everyone who hopped along with us and left comments on the May New Blog Hop posts.   Congratulations goes to stampfoldrepeat who left this comment on Tricia’s blog:

Please contact Karen via the link at the bottom of the site to claim your $25.00 YNS Store gift certificate!


If you are looking for another chance to win a YNS prize then leave a comment on the May DT Dare post featuring gumdrops by May 12th.

Happy Stamping!

-Julie and the YNS Team

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May New Release Gumdrop Dare – Comment to Win

How would you like the chance to win a stamp set of your choice from the Your Next Stamp store?   If you answered yes, then leave a comment on this post.  

The question of the day is what are your favorite gumdrops from the YNS Store?

Not the sugary candy, but the embellishment kind.  Gumdrops are self adhesive enamel dots made for YNS. These fun and affordable embellies are perfect for dressing up all your paper crafting projects and there are over 20 fabulous and fun colors to choose from!  The May release included Frosted Fun Gumdrops and the first shaped gumdrops, with the introduction of Heart and Dot Gumdrops .  Click here to see all the gumdrops available.

The team and guests were challenged to create something featuring gumdrops in combination with products from the May release.   They accepted the dare and you may just win a stamp set of your choice!

 

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Simply leave a comment on this post by May 12th and you will be entered in the draw.   The winner will be announced on May 14th, right here on the YNS blog.

Scroll on down for gumdrop filled creations…

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Vanessa, May New Release Guest
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Vicki, May Guest

YNS Supplies:  Total Sweetness stamp set  Frosted Fun Gumdrops

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Kendra 

Please leave a comment before you go for your chance to WIN a YNS stamp set of your choice!  Let us know your favorite gumdrops from the YNS Store.

You have until May 12th at midnight EST to leave a comment and be entered in the draw.   The winner will be announced on May 14th.

Mark your calendars and join us for another chance to WIN on May 22nd with our Feature Day blog post!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Wishing you a fun and creative day!

Karen

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Ashley’s Stamp Create Repeat with Sweet Treat Tags

This week’s Stamp Create Repeat video by Ashley Abelson features a sweet treat that is perfect for the summer months!

 

 

Ashley is sharing how to create these adorable gumdrop topped tags.

 

Her video goes through the full process from coloring to fussy cutting so get ready to pick up some tips on how to create your own.

Click here to check out the video on the YNS You Tube channel or click below on the video directly.

YNS Supplies: Total Sweetness Stamp |  Cool Tag Four Die Set | Hearts and Dots Gumdrops, Crazy for Coffee 6×6 Paper Pad | Magical Pastel GumdropsEnchanted Forest GumdropsCosmic Crush Gumdrops | YNS Pink Flamingo Ink | YNS Blue Curacao ink | Black Olive Ink Pad

 

If you are a fan of gumdrops then you will want to stop back tomorrow for the Design Team’s May new release DT Dare.  There will be a giveaway so set a reminder and don’t miss out!

Happy Stamping!

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May 2017 New Release Sneak Peeks

Happy National Scrapbooking Day! I hope you are enjoying a fun day in your crafty space!

It’s Sneak Peek day here at YNS and we are excited to share some peek projects with you today! Welcome to the start of our May Release Celebration!

The DT and Guests have lots of sneak peek projects featuring our fabulous and fun May new release which will be available to purchase in the YNS Store tonight at 10pm EST. Yippee!!!

Here is a little peek at our new Frosted Glass Gumdrops!

Be sure to visit the links below to see all the fabulous Sneak Peek projects and to get a glimpse at all the must have NEW YNS Products! I know they would love for you to leave some sweet comments too! Feel free to come back here and let me know what you think of the New Release!

Julie

Sue

Tracy

Kendra

Holly

Laura

Martha

Deborah

Dian

Cassie

Lisa

Tricia {YNS Guest}

Mary{YNS Guest}

Koren {YNS Guest}

Vicki {YNS Guest}

Be sure to stop by later tonight for our FUN and Inspirational Blog Hop! We have an amazing hop line up and a PRIZE too!!!

All the new products will be available to purchase in the YNS Store tonight at 10pm EST.

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!

Karen

 

 

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Sketch and Color Challenge #63 – More Inspiration

Challenge #63 is going on right now.   Today we have some of the team members sharing more inspiration.

There is a sketch and color combo to choose from, plus the best part is you have the chance to win a YNS Store gift certificate if you play along!! Remember, you can choose either the sketch or color combo, unless you really want to challenge yourself and combine the two!

Challenge #63 is open through Thursday, May 11, 2017 at midnight EST.  

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 #63 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.
***

Which one inspired the team?

Martha

***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.  Note only 3 entries per person.

  • YNS’ challenge #63 ends on Thursday, May 11, 2017, 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 “#ynschallenge63”, the YNS Facebook page referencing “challenge63” in your comment, and/or the SplitcoastStampers gallery with keyword “yournextstamp” and“ynschallenge63” 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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Magical Clips with Ashley Ableson

Ashley Abelson  is sharing a bit of magic with this week’s Stamp Create Repeat video.

 

 

Ashley shows how to make these adorable pony clips which are perfect for planners, to pop in a journal or use as bookmarks.  These would also make great party favors or classroom prizes.

 

Click here to check out the video on the YNS You Tube channel or click below on the video directly.

YNS Supplies: Magical Ponies Stamp Set, Magical Ponies Die set, Black Olive Ink Pad

So what type of clips will you be making?   There are so many stamp sets with coordinating die sets to choose from in the Your Next Stamp Store.

Happy Stamping!

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Welcome May Guests Kori and Vicki

May has arrived and with it we have 2 new guests joining us for the entire month.   Say hi to Kori Wiskman and Vicki Poulton.  With Kori and Vicki joining us that means it is going to be a fun month full of whimsy!


 

Koren Wiskman

Blog:  Koren Wiskman

Instagram:  Korenwiskman

My friends call me Kori. I live in Severna Park, Maryland. I am a mother to 3 of my own children and a stepdaughter. I am married to my husband Tim, whom I met in 6th grade. I am a Surgical Dental Assistant by trade. Other than spending time with my family, I am truly passionate about paper crafting and I spend much of my free time creating. I have been paper crafting since I was pregnant with my 13-year-old son. I have been sharing my projects online for quite some time now, in hopes of meeting other paper crafters and to be a part of the online community of paper crafting. The second-best thing about paper crafting (after the actual crafting part, of course) is the group of people that do it. I find that they are the most supportive, loving, and caring people you could ever hope to meet and I cherish each new friendship. I am very happy and excited to be guest designing for Your Next Stamp this month.

 


Vicki Poulton

Blog:  Vic’s Crafts

Instagram:  vickipoulton

Hi my name is Vic and I am 35 years old. I am so excited to be a guest designer this month. I live in Buckinghamshire, England with my partner Dan, two daughters Millie who is 6 and Poppy who is 2. I love making cards and you will often find me in my craft room late at night. I spend most evenings in there 🙂 I also love to read and enjoy meeting new people.


Get ready for May, because, we also have several new release guests joining us this month:  Tricia Traxler, Vanessa Menhorn, Mary Prasad and Christine Riley.

The May new release party begins on Saturday!

-Julie and the YNS Team

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Sketch and Color Challenge #62 – Winners

Did you play along with Challenge #62?   You may just be a winner!

The winner of the main challenge is participant #32,  Valerija.  Congratulations, you have won a$20.00 gift certificate to the YNS Store.

The winner of the social media portion of the challenge is i.dream.in.purple.  Congratulations, you have won a $20.00 gift certificate to the YNS Store.

Please contact Karen via the link at the bottom of the page to claim your prize.


The Top Pick for Challenge #62 is Chantal Levesque!

Chantal’s take on the sketch caught our attention.   What a creative use of the layers with the monsters popping out behind each layer

Thank you to everyone who played along!  We enjoy seeing your takes on the challenges and YOU inspire US!

Challenge #63 is going on right now, join in the fun for another chance to win!

-Julie and the YNS Team

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