Posts By: Julie Elak

Sketch and Color Challenge #86

Challenge #86 starts today and runs through April 12, 2018! There is a sketch and color combo to choose from, unless you really want to challenge yourself and combine the two!  Play along for the change to win a YNS Store gift certificate.

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.

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 #86 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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Sabrina, March Guest

YNS Supplies: Star Friends

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Andrea

YNS Supplies: Pheobe and Pets | Phoebe with her Wagon

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Holly

YNS Supplies:  Snow Much Joy Stamp and DiesWinter Knits 6×6 paper padStitched Rectangle die setBlack Olive Ink Pad | Washi Tape Die Set | Waddles Holiday Food Truck Stamp Set

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Deborah

YNS Supplies:  Snorkel Fun

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Koren

YNS Supplies:  Puddles of Fun | Puddles of Fun coordinating dies | Stitched Rectangle Die set | Black Olive Ink

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Kendra

YNS Supplies: Woodland JessicaWoodland Jessica Die Set | Black Olive Ink |Gumdrops

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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 #86 ends on Thursday, April 12, 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 “#ynschallenge86” the YNS Facebook page referencing “challenge86” in your comment, and/or the SplitcoastStampers gallery with keyword “yournextstamp” and”ynschallenge86″ 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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Winner of YNS Forecast Post Humming By Giveaway

Congratulations to Marilyn who left this comment on the YNS Forecast post featuring cards by Ashlee Bellinger:

 

Marilyn, please contact Karen via the contact us link to claim your prize, the Humming By stamp set!

Thank you to everyone who left a comment on the forecast post!  April 7th the April new release arrives in the YNS Store and with it come more chances to win a prize from YNS!

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Throwback Thursday – Spring has Sprung

Has spring arrived where you live yet? Flowers, eggs, chicks and bunnies are popping everywhere; at least on the YNS blog!

We are taking a closer look at a couple of our favorite spring filled stamp sets from prior releases today. If snow is still covering the flowers where you live then this is the post to give you spring inspiration and hope that the snow will melt soon!

Sprinkles – Happy Easter

YNS Supplies: Sprinkles – Happy Easter  stamp set | Sprinkles – Happy Easter Dies   |Chunky Grass Die  | Stitched Square Die Set

 

Hey Chickie!

YNS Supplies:  Hey Chickie Stamp Set | Retro Gumdrops |  | Stitched Oval Die set

 

Sweet Spring Jessica

YNS Supplies:  Sweet Spring Jessica

Happy Spring and Happy Stamping!

 

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Insta Shake with Ashley Abelson’s Stamp, Create, Repeat

Today Ashley Abelson shares how to use the Insta Polaroid die to create shaker tags!  Plus, be sure to watch Ashley’s video because she shares how you can win an awesome YNS Prize Pack giveaway!!!

 

It is always fun to add glitter and shake to cards and even more fun with a tag!

 

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

YNS Supplies:  Puddles of Fun Stamp, Puddles of Fun Die Set, Instalove Polaroid Die Set, YNS Carrot Cake Gumdrops, YNS Black Olive Ink.

Will you be shaking it up?

Happy Stamping!

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Sweet Feature Day Winner

Thank you to everyone who stopped by to see our sweet treats and left sweet comments!

The winner of a stamp set of their choice is #62, Brandi R. who left this comment:

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


Did you see yesterday’s YNS Forecast blog post which comes with a chance to win the Humming By stamp set?   We also have a giveaway on the YNS Facebook page and YNS Instagram!

Happy Stamping!

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YNS Forecast: Rain, Sun, Lots of Color and a Chance to WIN!

How would you like a forecast with a probability of 100%?

Guest Ashlee Bellinger is delivering a forecast of rain, sun, and lots of color.

That forecast comes with a chance to win too!

Leave a comment on this post by March 27th at midnight est to be entered in the draw to win the Humming By stamp set.

Scroll on down to see a trio of inspiration using the March release products!

Rain

YNS Supplies: Puddles of Fun stamp and die sets

Sun

YNS Supplies: Humming By stamp and die sets

Lots of color

YNS Supplies:  Silly Monsters Say Cheese stamp and die sets

Don’t forget to leave a comment before you go for a chance to win the Humming By stamp set!

Happy Stamping!

 

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Sketch and Color Challenge #85 More Inspiration

Challenge #85 is going on right now.  Have you played along?   The challenge runs through March 29, 2018!

There is a sketch and color combo to choose from, unless you really want to challenge yourself and combine the two!  Play along for the change to win a YNS Store gift certificate.

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.

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 #85 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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Martha Tucker

YNS Supplies: Retro TV Die Set | Puddles of Fun | Stitched Scallop Rectangles Die Set

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Cassie

YNS Supplies:  Let’s PawtyWhatnot Sentiments Eleven

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Mindy, March Guest

YNS Supplies: Summer Plaid Paper Pad |Countryside Cuties stamp  | Stitched Scallop Rectangles Die Set

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Sue

YNS Supplies:  Puddles of Fun  | Puddles of Fun Dies | Sweet Baby Paper Pad| Nautical Matte Gumdrops | Fancy Double Edge Border Die

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 Lisa

YNS Supplies: Countryside Cuties stamp  | Countryside Cuties die set |All Aboard Spring Carts stampGrass Edge DiePremium Dye Ink Blue CuracaoPremium Dye Ink Garden Green Premium Dye Ink Black Olive***

***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 #85 ends on Thursday, March 29, 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 “#ynschallenge85” the YNS Facebook page referencing “challenge85” in your comment, and/or the SplitcoastStampers gallery with keyword “yournextstamp” and“ynschallenge85” 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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March Sweet Treats Feature Day – Comment to Win!

Today’s post is all about Sweet Treats.  The designers are sharing creations around the theme and we have a sweet treat to share with you too!   This post comes with a chance for you to win a stamp set of your choice, simply leave a comment to be entered in the drawing.DTDare2candy

Leave a comment on this post by March 24th at midnight EST and you will be entered in the draw.   The winner will be announced on March 26th, right here on the YNS blog. 

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Scroll on down to see the sweet creations from the team and guests… 

Cassie  

YNS Supplies: Snowfall Panel Die | Let’s Paw-tyFancy Sweet Die | Stitched Line DieZero Calories

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Don’t forget to leave a comment on this post by March 24th to be entered in the draw.   The winner will be announced on March 26th, right here on the YNS blog. 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Karen

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More March Release Inspiration

Designer Martha Tucker is taking over the YNS blog today and sharing 4 cards she created using products from the March release.  Get ready for color and cuteness as you scroll on down for more inspiration!

YNS Supplies:  Blossom

YNS Supplies:  Puddles of Fun | Raindrop Die | Starburst Trio Die Set

YNS Supplies:  Whatnot Sentiments Set Twelve

 

YNS Supplies:  Whatnot Sentiments Set Twelve

 


 

We will be back tomorrow with more creations from the entire team and guests in our Feature day post.   It also comes with a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!

Happy Stamping!

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Shake Up and Shape Up With Ashley Abelson’s Stamp Create Repeat

Ashley Abelson is sharing more inspiration using products from the March new release in this week’s Stamp Create Repeat video!

 

If you are looking for cards that are not the standard square or rectangle, then you will not want to miss this video.   How would you like to create a card shaped like a television?

 

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

YNS Supplies:  Silly Monsters – Say Cheese Stamp, Silly Monsters – Say Cheese Die Set, Retro TV Die Set, Cosmic Crush Sparkly Gumdrops, Blue Curacao Ink, Black Olive Ink.

What other shapes would work great as a card?   There are so many to choose from in the YNS Store!

Happy Stamping!

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