Posts By: Julie Elak

Welcome July Guests Becky and Andrea

This month we have Becky Lillibridge and Andrea Shell joining us as guests for the whole month!   These ladies will be bringing fun and creativity.  Scroll on down to learn more about each guest and see a sample of their work.

 


Becky Lillibridge

Blog: Life Outside the Lines

Instagram:  beckynoelle

Hi! I’m Becky Lillibridge and I’m so excited to be a guest designer for Your Next Stamp this month! I’m 31, married, a mom to two little girls, and we live in Virginia. I’ve been making cards for most of my life. I got a really cool stamped birthday card when I was about six (and I still have it!) and I’ve been a stamper ever since. I get really excited about interactive cards, I love coloring (Copics are my favorite), and fussy cutting makes me ridiculously happy. Today’s card has a little bit of everything that makes me happy; Copic coloring, fussy cutting, masking, stenciling, and shaker sequins. 🙂 I’m so excited to share some projects with you this month!


Andrea Shell

Blog:  Blissfully Scrappy

An avid scrapbooker for more than 12 years, I became obsessed with cardmaking early last year.  Soon after, I discovered Your Next Stamp and fell in love with their adorable stamps.  While I drool over layered cards, my style tends to be a bit more CAS.  My go-to medium is Copics, and I’m a sucker for cute critter stamps, of which YNS has tons.  I am thrilled to have been invited to guest design for them this month!


We also have a couple wonderful designers joining us for the fun we have scheduled for next week.   Trina Pham and Debbie Yoder will be sharing their creations!  Mark your calendars for July 8th, there will be giveaway posts and a hop.

-Julie and the YNS Team

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I Spy YNS Saturday – Coffee

Coffee and tea are year round drinks and this week we spied a colorful pastel colored creation by Kris Engler.


Kris creates a sweet background by stamping the images multiple times around a set of books.   She adds a bit of bling and a fun sentiment that pops stamped in white against the black.

To find more of Kris’ work follow her on Instagram where she goes by keirnen.


We are always on the lookout of YNS creations, be sure to tag your photos with #yournextstamp!

-Julie and the YNS Team

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Sketch and Color Challenge #67 – Additional Inspiration

Challenge #67 is going on right now and we would love to see you play along!

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.

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 may just win a YNS Store gift certificate.

Challenge #67 is open through Thursday, July 6, 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 #67 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?

***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 #67 ends on Thursday, July 6, 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 “#ynschallenge67”, the YNS Facebook page referencing “challenge67” in your comment, and/or the SplitcoastStampers gallery with keyword “yournextstamp” and“ynschallenge67” 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 – Space Boy

This week’s throwback Thursday is putting the stamp set Space Boy in the spotlight.  Grab your water colors and get ready to head to outer space!

Design team member Holly Endress is sharing a video today showing how to create the textured water color background for Space Boy and friends.

Click here to view the video on YNS’ You Tube channel or click on the video below.

YNS Supplies:  Space Boy Stamp & Die Set | Black Olive Ink Pad | Stone Gray Ink Pad | Circle Die Set | Snowfall Panel Die | Banner / Fishtail Die Set One | Stitched Rectangle Die Set

 

Happy Stamping!

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Farewell to Our June Guests – Karla and Maria

The end of June is upon us which means it is time to bid farewell to our June Guests Karla Yungwirth and Maria Peters.  

Thank you both for joining us!  Their creations were full of color and had us smiling all month long!  Scroll on down to take another look at a couple of the cards they shared with us.


Karla Yungwirth

Blog: Creative Love Affair

Facebook: Creative Love Affair

Instagram: karla_yungwirth

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Maria Peters

Instagram: a_country_home


What a month!  As always, it flies by when we are having fun.

A special thanks to our release guests too,  Tricia Traxler, Alicia Havranek and Elle Lindgren!

-Julie and the YNS Team

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Flower Fun with Ashley Abelson’s Stamp, Create Repeat

Get ready for a floral shake up in this week’s Stamp Create Repeat video by Ashley Abelson!

 

Ashley’s video gives you step by step instructions to create a shaker card using self adhesive foam sheets and the Floral Panel Die.  You may just be running out to the store to grab some sheets…I know I am!  Plus, she walks through coloring up Splish Splash and creating a tiger cat.

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

YNS Supplies:  Splish Splash Fun Stamp Set, Whatnot Sentiments Set Ten Stamp, Whatnot Sentiment Set Ten Die Set, Flower Panel DieYNS Magical Pastel Gumdrops, Black Olive Ink Pad

Are you inspired to make your own shaker?  Be sure to share your creations and post with #yournextstamp.

Happy Stamping!

 

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Are You in Parrot-ise?

Is the newly released parrot stamp set Parrot-ise on your wish list?

If you answered YES, then you will want to head on over to Alicia Havraneck’s blog Crazy Paper Chick!   Alicia is giving away the stamp set Parrot-ise and sharing a project featuring the set.

Alicia shared some fun creations as a guest for the new release so we know you will want to visit her blog to see more.

Happy stamping and good luck!

-Julie and the YNS Team

 

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June 2 X Feature Day Winner

It is a day full of winner announcements…

The winner of the Feature Day post is Vinita Jain!

Congratulations Vinita, you have won a stamp set of your choice!   Please contact Karen via the “contact us” link at the bottom of the site to claim your prize.

Thank you to everyone who visited and left a comment on the Feature Day 2 X post!

Stop by tomorrow to find out how you could win another YNS Stamp set.

-Julie and the YNS Team

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Sketch and Color Challenge #66 Winners

We have 2 winners to announce from challenge #66.

The winner of the main challenge is participant #12, Heather Mills.    Heather wins a $15.00 gift certificate to the YNS store.

The winner of the social media challenge is funtography, Janet Kraft, on IG.  Janet wins a $20.00 gift certificate to the YNS store.

Please contact Karen via the “contact us” link at the bottom of the site to claim your prize.


 

The Top Pick for the challenge is this card created by Beverly Y

Beverly’s card turns the sketch in to a finish line with cars and a checkered flag – so creative.


Challenge #67 is going on right now.  Join in the fun!

-Julie and the YNS Team

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I Spy YNS Saturday – Rock Stars

Oh those silly YNS monsters…they pop up everywhere.  We feature them quite often on the blog, but it is hard not to, especially when we spy a card as fun as this one by Kimiko Tran!

The colors against the black caught our eye on Kimiko’s card.   Look closer at her card and  there is so much to find with the star eyes of the lead singer and that great background.   Find more of Kimiko’s work on Instagram where she goes by krafykimiko.


We are always on the lookout for YOUR creations featuring Your Next Stamp products.   Tag your photos with #yournextstamp.

-Julie and the YNS Team

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