Posts By: Julie Elak

I Spy YNS Saturday – An Old Goat!

Yep, there is a goat on the loose and it was spied in Lemonie’s gallery!

Today’s “I Spy” YNS Saturday is Lemonie’s card featuring the goat from the Funny Farm Crew stamp set.  Lemonie created such a great scene with flower dotted rolling hills and a fence beneath the cloud filled sky.

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We are always on the lookout for creations featuring YNS stamps and dies!  Maybe your creation will be featured here next!

– Julie and the YNS team

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Sketch and Color Challenge #6

Hi Everyone!

Time for a new sketch, new color challenge and inspiration to go along with it!  Today, challenge #6 starts and we can’t wait to see what you create!

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Feel free to swap out shapes – a circle in the place of a rectangle, etc.  We just need to see the basic sketch layout as the inspiration for your creation.

YNS Color Challenge 6

If you choose the color combo, be sure to use at least 3 and feel free to add in neutrals.  The names of the colors are based on Bazzill cardstock, but substitute whatever you have that is close to it.

Your Next Stamp’s Color and Sketch Challenge #6 is open for the next 2 weeks through February 5, 2015 midnight EST.

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Now on to some inspiration from the design 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.

  • YNS’ bi-weekly challenge #6 ends on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at midnight EST
  • 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.

-Julie and the YNS Design Team

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I Spy YNS Saturday – Cuddles and Fhiona

Today’s “I Spy” YNS Saturday features cards by two participants in challenge #4!

Up first is Danielle of D’s Crafty Connection with a sweet birthday card – wonderfully colored and so cheery with the flowers and dots.

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YNS Supplies:   Gift from Cuddles and die cut sentiment from Winter Fun Tag Die Set
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Next is Ruby from the blog “Inspired Scrapper” with a snowflake filled card – the combination of patterned papers and all that snow is perfect for winter.
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YNS Supplies: Fhiona and Her Friend Penguin | sentiment from Ellie Loves to Knit
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out each of these ladies blogs!  Remember, we are always on the lookout for creations featuring YNS!!!
Smiles,
Julie and the YNS Team
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Sketch and Color Challenge #5 – More Inspiration

Hello Everyone!  If you are looking for a challenge to get the mojo flowing then we have one for you!  We are back with more inspiration for Challenge #5.

We like choices here at YNS, so there is a sketch and color challenge to choose from.  Which one will you choose?  Or will you use both?

 

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Feel free to swap out shapes – a circle in the place of a rectangle, etc.  We just need to see the basic sketch layout as the inspiration for your creation.

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If you choose the color combo, be sure to use 3 and feel free to add in neutrals.

Your Next Stamp’s Color and Sketch Challenge #5 is open through January 22, 2015 midnight EST.

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Now on to some inspiration from the design team

 YNS Supplies:  Whatnot Sentiments Three
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YNS Supplies: Sweet Baby | Fishtail Banner | Gumdrops
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YNS Supplies:  Forest Friends |sentiment from Christmas Critters | Stitched Line die

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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.

  • YNS’ bi-weekly challenge #5 ends on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at midnight EST
  • 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.

-Julie and the YNS Design Team


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Throwback Thursday – Fast Food Fun

Happy Throwback Thursday everyone!  Today we are putting the stamp set “Fast Food Fun Sentiments” in the spotlight, along with the “Fast Food Fun Dies“.  There are three coordinating dies to choose from, a Burger, Fry Box and Soda Pop Bottle.

Each of these sets has the word FUN in the name and that is because these sets are full of FUN and FIZZ and PICKLES, all the good stuff!

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Here are a few cards to make you smile…

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Thanks for stopping by!  Have a “Frytastic” day!

-Julie and the YNS Team

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Challenge #4 – Winner

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The randomly selected winner of challenge #4 is participant #15 – Indy of the blog Indy’s Designs!

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Congrats Indy!  You win a $15.00 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp Store AND because your card featured YNS products you will receive an extra $5 for a total of $20!!!  Woooo Hoooo!

The Top Pick for challenge #4 is Donna’s “No Peeking” card.  This one caught our attention with the fun window created using the Instalove Polaroid Die and the reindeer from Believe in the Magic peeking through (he obviously did not read the sentiment!).

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Challenge #5 is up and running right now.  Play along for a chance to win!!!

Smiles,

Julie and the YNS Gang

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I Spy YNS Saturday – Winter Home

Hello Everyone!

There are so many wonderful Your Next Stamp creations out there! We have fun browsing blogs and galleries and seeing all the projects that YOU create!

This week’s “I Spy” YNS Saturday features a tag created by our January Release special guest Francine, of the blog “1001 Cartes“.

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Francine used the YNS set Winter Home to create a background for the tree with raccoon popping out (raccoon stamp is from another stamp company). What a way to combine stamps! Be sure to check out Francine’s blog to see more of her amazing tags.

Your creation could be featured here next week!

Happy Stamping!

-Julie and the YNS Design Team

 

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Color and Sketch Challenge #5

Finally, time for our first new challenge of 2015!  Challenge #5 is here…

As always, we give you both a sketch and color challenge to choose from.  Which one will it be?  Or will you use both?

 

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Feel free to swap out shapes – a circle in the place of a rectangle, etc.  We just need to see the basic sketch layout as the inspiration for your creation.

YNS Color Challenge 5

 

If you choose the color combo, be sure to use 3 and feel free to add in neutrals.

Your Next Stamp’s Color and Sketch Challenge #5 is open for the next 2 weeks through January 22, 2015 midnight EST.

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Now on to some inspiration from the design team and our guest from December, Suzanne!

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YNS Supplies:  Holiday Kids

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YNS Supplies:  Perfect Chemistry| Perfect Chemistry Dies | Seasons Die Set (banner)

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Maureen

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YNS Supplies:  Perfect ChemistrySparkly White gumdrops

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Sue

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YNS Supplies:  Flower for You

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YNS Supplies:  Love and Smiles 

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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.

  • YNS’ bi-weekly challenge #5 ends on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at midnight EST
  • 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.

-Julie and the YNS Design Team


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I Spy YNS Saturday – Puppy Love

This week’s “I Spy” YNS Saturday features a card made using a stamp with a pup and a fence.  Can you guess which stamp?

It is none other than “I Ruff You”!

While out and about, we came across this fun watercolored creation by Aamie of the blog Aamie’s Cards.

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We are always on the lookout for projects featuring Your Next Stamp products…your creation could be featured next week!

Thanks for stopping by!

Smiles,

Julie and the YNS DT

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Challenge #4 – One Week Left to Play Along

Hello!  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and cheers to a Happy New Year.

Today is just a quick reminder that we decided to extend Your Next Stamp’s Color and Sketch Challenge #4 through January 8, 2015 midnight EST.

Here are the sketch and color challenge once again that you can choose from.  Which one will it be?  Or will you use both?

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Feel free to swap out shapes – a circle in the place of a rectangle, etc.  We just need to see the basic sketch layout as the inspiration for your creation.

 

YNS Color Challenge 4

If you choose the colors, be sure to use 3 or more.

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Now let’s revisit some of the design team’s creations…

Maureen

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YNS Supplies: Clink | Clink Die Set

Suzanne

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YNS Supplies:  Little Darling Crystal

Brianna

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YNS Supplies:  Clink | Winter Fun Tag Die Set 
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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.

  • YNS bi-weekly challenge #4 ends on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at midnight EST
  • 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.

-Julie and the YNS Design Team


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