Posts By: Julie Elak

Coloring with Mindy Baxter – Giveaway Alert

Mindy Baxter is sharing a YNS creation and a giveaway on her blog today.   Stop by and leave a comment on her YNS post featuring the set Purrrfectly Cute and you may just win the stamp set yourself!

Here is a peek at Mindy’s creation:

 

Visit Mindy’s blog to see the full card plus coloring tips and tutorials.  Don’t forget about the giveaway too!

Happy Stamping!

-Julie and the YNS Team

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Ashley Abelson with Feeding Time

Ashley Abelson’s edition of Stamp Create Repeat will have you smiling this week!   Get ready for cuteness overload…

Remember, you were warned to get ready for a high cute factor…SPF 200 is probably a good choice because the card Ashley creates this week is beyond adorable!

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

 

YNS Supplies: Aquarium Antics Stamp set, Aquarium Antics Die set, Scratch Pad Stamp set, Scratch Pad Die set, Stitched Rectangle Die Set, Crazy for Coffee 6×6 Paper Pad, Enchanted Forest Gumdrops, Crystal Clear and Sparkle Gumdrops, Black Olive Ink Pad

Did you survive the cuteness?   If so now is the time to use Ashley’s tips and get crafting!

Happy Stamping!

 

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April Feature Day Winner

Did the April Design Team Feature post have you hitting the books to find inspiration?

Thank you to everyone who stopped by and left a comment.

The winner of a stamp set of their choice is Valerija who left this comment:

Congratulations!  Please contact Karen via the link at the bottom of the site to claim your prize.


If you are looking for another chance to win then add the Feature Day post on 4/22 to your calendar.   The design team and guests will have a little something to share with you!

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I Spy YNS Saturday – Racetrack

This week we are heading to the speedway with a creation we spied on Instagram by fromthewomancave.

If you are looking to Rev Up the Fun then a box card is definitely one way to put this set to work.   fromthewomancave utilizes all the card space on her colorful creation.


We are always on the lookout for customer creations.  Be sure to tag your posts with #yournextstamp.

-Julie and the YNS Team

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Sketch and Color Challenge #61 – More Inspiration

Are you ready for a challenge?Challenge #61 is going on right now through Thursday, April 13, 2017 at midnight EST.  

Remember, you can choose either the sketch or color combo, unless you really want to challenge yourself and combine the two!  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 #61 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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Kate, April Guest Designer

YNS Supplies:  Stacked with Fun (stamps and dies) | Cool Tag Four Die Set |Lots of Dots Edge stamp

***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 #61 ends on Thursday, April 13, 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 “#ynschallenge61”, the YNS Facebook page referencing “challenge61” in your comment, and/or the SplitcoastStampers gallery with keyword “yournextstamp” and“ynschallenge61” 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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April New Release Blog Hop Winner

Thank you to everyone who joined in the April New Release Blog Hop!

The winner of a $25.00 gift certificate to the YNS Store is Teresa Doyle who left this comment on Dian’s blog:

Congratulations Teresa!   Please contact Karen via the link at the bottom of the site to claim your prize.


There is another giveaway going on right now.  Leave a comment on the April DT Dare post found here for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!

-Julie and the YNS Team

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April DT Dare – Books – Comment to Win

Today’s our Design Team Dare and that means you get the chance to win a stamp set of your choice!

The team and guests were challenged to create something using products from the April release around the theme books.  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 April 7th and you will be entered in the draw.   The winner will be announced on April 9th, right here on the YNS blog.

Scroll on down for the book inspired creations from the team.   There is a range from bookmarks, to creations inspired by a specific book.


Lisa inspired by The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide

YNS Supplies:  Scratch Pad

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Tricia, April New Release Guest

YNS Supplies: Coffee Chick

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Laura inspired by “A Color of His Own” by Leo Lionni

YNS Supplies: Bold Alpha Die Set | One in a Chameleon

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Chan, April Guest

YNS Supplies:  Scratch Pad

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Mindy, April New Release Guest taking inspiration from the “Cat in the Hat”
YNS Supplies: Scratch Pad
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YNS Supplies:   Insanely Happy |  Cool Tag Four Die Set | Hugs and Kisses Paper | YNS Ink Black Olive, Mocha 

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Lorraine, April New Release Guest, took inspiration from ‘Tiddler’ by Julia Donaldson

YNS Supplies:  Aquarium Antics

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Kate, April Guest taking inspiration from Lucky Ladybird by Muff Singer

YNS Supplies:  Insanely Happy|Funky Line Panel Die

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Kendra 

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YNS Supplies: Sweet Humming Bird

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Please leave a comment before you go for your chance to WIN a YNS stamp set of your choice!

You have until April 7th at midnight EST to leave a comment and be entered in the draw.   The winner will be announced on April 9th.

Mark your calendars and join us for another chance to WIN on April 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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Spring 2017 Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop Giveaway

The Spring Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop was a huge success – congratulations to Amy and her team!

Your Next Stamp had a special blog giveaway in addition to the hop prize.  The winner of the blog prize pack is Jessica Lynn Mould who left this comment:

Congratulations Jessica, you win the YNS Coffee Chick stamp along with the Crazy for Coffee Paper Pad and Enchanted Forest Gumdrops! That means you can craft away using your very own chick stamps!  Please contact Karen via the link at the bottom of the site to claim your prize.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by.

Happy Stamping!

-Julie and the YNS Team

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Challenge #60 Winners

I am late posting the winners for challenge #60!  Yikes!    I am not going to make you wait any longer…here we go!

The winner of the main challenge and a $15.00 gift certificate to the YNS Store is participant #21, Monika Reeck.

The winner of the social media challenge and a $20.00 gift certificate to the YNS Store is  participant #24, Cynthia O.  Cynthia shared her project on Splitcoaststampers, where she goes by StampinAK.

Congratulations to both winners, please contact Karen via the link at the bottom of the site to claim your prize.


The Top Pick for Challenge #60 is this box card created by Beckynoelle.

 

I am a huge fan of box cards – each is an explosion of fun and Beckynoelle’s box does not disappoint!   The eggs nestled among the grass are the perfect accompaniment for Sprinkles the bunny.


Thank you to everyone for participating in the challenge!   There is a new challenge up right now, check out Challenge #61 and play along.

-Julie and the YNS Team

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