Posts By: Julie Elak

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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Farewell April Guests – Kate and Chan

This past month Kate Dykstra and Chan Vuong shared their YNS creations and inspired us all month long!  The month went by too fast and it is already time to say goodbye.

Please join us as we take another look at some of our faves from Kate and Chan.


Kate Dykstra
Instagram – smallbitsofpaper
Facebook – SmallBitsofPaper
Pinterest – katesmallbits

 


Chan Vuong

Blog:  Humble Chan


Thanks for joining us ladies!

-Julie and the YNS Team

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I Spy YNS Saturday – Tea Bird

This week we spied a colorful bird topping a tea cup on a card by Kia Gibson-Clapper  on Splitcoaststampers.

 

The water colored background creates a soothing backdrop for the stamp from the Love Birds set.   The addition of sequins adds interest and bit of fun.

Check out all of Kia’s creations on SCS where she goes by Kiagc.


We are always on the lookout for creations featuring YNS products.  Be sure to tag your photos with #yournextstamp.

Happy Stamping!

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Sketch and Color Challenge #63

Challenge #63 starts today!

It is the perfect way to jump start your creativity.  The best part is you have the chance to win a YNS Store gift certificate if you play along!!

There is a new sketch and color combo to choose from, plus the design team and guests are sharing their takes on the challenge.  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.
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Which one inspired the team?

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Holly

YNS Supplies:  Magical Ponies Stamp & Die Set | Hugs and Kisses 6×6 Paper Pad | Black Olive Ink Pad | Pink Flamingo | Cherry Blossom | Sunflower | Ocean Mist

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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 #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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Throwback Thursday – Call the Doctor

If spring sniffles have invaded your home or germs have got a friend feeling down then a get well card is the best way to send some cheer.  The stamp set Call the Doctor is on sale in the YNS Store right now at a price that will have you feeling great!

Call the Doctor

 

Here is some inspiration from the team:

 

 

Happy Stamping!

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April 2017 Feature Day Winner

Thank you to everyone who stopped by and left a comment on the team’s Little Ones Feature Day post.

We so love reading your responses and one lucky comment determines who wins a stamp set of their choice.  The winner is Jackie Cannady who wrote…

Congratulations!  Please contact Karen via the link at the bottom of the site.  Have fun picking out a stamp set!

-Julie and the YNS Team

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Colorful Chameleons with Ashley Abelson’s Stamp Create Repeat

It’s time to be a kid again with this week’s edition of Ashley Abelson’s Stamp Create Repeat.   Ashley is pulling out colored pencils for her project.  Okay, not the kind you colored with as a kid, she is using the adult version, Prismacolor Colored Pencils.

 

The aforementioned colored pencils were used to create a quartet of cuteness – 4 tags each featuring a different colored chameleon.

 

 

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

YNS Supplies: Cool Tag Four Die Set, Reverse Scallop Die Set, One in a Chameleon Stamp, One in a Chameleon Die Set, YNS Enchanted Forest Gumdrops, YNS Magical Pastel Gumdrops, Black Olive Ink Pad

Are you ready to try colored pencils?  What a rainbow of fun!

Happy Stamping!

 

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