Posts By: Julie Elak

Sketch and Color Challenge #28

Happy Black Friday!

It is time for a new Your Next Stamp challenge, but before we get to that, let’s talk about the sale going on in the Your Next Stamp store right now.

Now back to Challenge #28.    Today we have a new sketch and color combo for you to choose from.  You only need to pick one to inspire you, unless you really want to challenge yourself and combine the 2!  Plus, the best part is you might win a gift certificate to the YNS store by playing along.

Challenge #28 is open through Thursday, December 10th at midnight EST.   That gives you 2 weeks to play along for a chance to win a YNS gift certificate.   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.

Are you ready to see which one will inspire you?

The sketch?YNSSketch28

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?YNScolor-28

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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Let’s check out the design teams inspiring creations!

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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 #28 ends on Thursday, December 10, 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.
  • All stamps are welcome, although we love to see YNS stamps and dies on your projects.
  • 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 Team


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November 2015 Feature Day Winner!

Did you stop by and check out our November Feature Day post?   If so, then you got to check out lots of Christmas creations from the design team AND you may just be the winner of a stamp set of your choice.

Thanks to everyone who left a comment on the post, we always enjoy reading your responses!

The winner of a stamp set of their choice is the person who left comment #35…random

#35 is Lee!  Congratulations Lee, please contact Karen via the link at the bottom of the blog to claim your prize.   Have fun picking out a stamp set from the YNS Store.

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Everyone is a winner with the current sale going on in the Your Next Stamp store.   Save 30% off EVERYTHING!!!

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Happy Crafting!

Julie and the YNS Team

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I Spy YNS Saturday – Soda Pop!

Today’s card is colorful and fun!   We spied this one by crazycardlady on instagram.

With fresh colors and sweet faces added to the bottles, this card made us smile!  Overall, this is a simple layout, but look closer for the glossy bubbles and embossing.    The white stitching, sentiment and enamel dots pull this card all together.   The stamp set “Happy Meal” is definitely happy on this card!

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Be sure to visit crazycardlady on instagram and check out all her creations.

Keep on crafting…we are always on the lookout for YNS creations!

-Julie and the YNS Team

 

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Sketch and Color Challenge #27 – More Inspiration

Happy Friday!   Are you ready to play with your craft supplies?   Challenge #27 is going on right now and there is a week left to play.   With a sketch and color combo for you to choose from we try to give room for your mojo to have options.  You only need to pick one to inspire you, unless you really want to challenge yourself and combine the 2!  Plus, the best part is you might win a gift certificate to the YNS store by playing along.

Challenge #27 is open through Thursday, November 26th 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.

Are you ready to see which one will inspire you?

The sketch?YNSSketch27

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?YNScolor-27

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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We look forward to stopping by to see which one you decide to go with.

***Let’s check out the design team’s inspiring creations…

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 #27 ends on Thursday, November 26, 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.
  • All stamps are welcome, although we love to see YNS stamps and dies on your projects.
  • 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 Team


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Throwback Thursday – Winter Fun

Today we are putting the spotlight on 3 great stamp sets that are being retired and are on sale right now for a great price.   Each would be perfect for winter birthdays and holidays.

 

Up first Ellie Loves to Skate:skateellie101714-375x382

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Next is something else Ellie loves with the stamp set Ellie Loves Hot Cocoa:hotcocoa101714-375x382 100_2666wm_by_Suzie_Bier

 

Finally the stamp set Celebrate the Season:celebrateseason101014-375x382Kerri102413-2_LRG-460x675 (1)

Head on over to the YNS Store and check out all the great deals!

-Julie and the YNS Team

 

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November 2015 DT Dare Winner!

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I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date!   That date was 11/17, yesterday, when I was supposed to announce the winner from the November 2015 Design Team Dare comment to win post!

Well, doesn’t the saying go “better late than never“???!!!   It is always good to win something after all, right???!!!

So without further chit chat (or excuses for being late), the winner of the November DT Dare post is the person who left comment #53…Karen Ladd!!!

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

Thank you to everyone who stopped by and left a comment.   We are always excited to inspire you to create.

If you did not win this time around, then don’t despair, because there are lots of ways to win YNS prizes.   Mark your calendar for our November Feature Day post on November 22nd.   We will be sharing more YNS inspiration and it is another chance to win a stamp set of your choice.   We would also love to have you play along with our bi-weekly challenges for a chance to win a YNS gift certificate. Challenge #27 is going on right now.

 

Thanks for stopping by

-Julie and the YNS Team

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Sketch and Color Challenge #26 – Winner!

Thank you to everyone who played along with Challenge #26.   Your creations made us smile!

The results are in, courtesy of random.org.   The winner of a gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp store is participant #22, Nakaba Rager aka Naki!random 26

Congratulations Naki!   You are the winner of a $15.00 gift certificate to the YNS Store, plus since your challenge entry featured YNS products you win an additional $5.00 for a total gift certificate of $20.00!   Please contact Karen via the link at the bottom of the blog to claim your gift certificate and have fun shopping in the YNS Store.

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The Top Pick for Challenge #26 is this sweet card featuring Phoebe with her Wagon created by Bonnie Sharp.

Bonnie’s card uses a soothing color scheme to create a fun scene.   There are so many layers on her card, even down to trees stamped directly on patterned paper.  Be sure to check out Bonnie’s blog “The Lucky Clucker” for all the details.
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Our new challenge is up right now.   Play along with #27  for your chance to win a YNS gift certificate!

-Julie and the YNS Team

 

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November 2015 Blog Hop Winner!

Thank you to everyone took part in the November 2015 blog hop and left such sweet comments for all of us.

The winner of a $25.00 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp store is Jane Z. who left this comment on Kymona’s blog

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Congratulations Jane!   Contact Karen via the link at the bottom of the website to claim your prize.

Have a great weekend and be sure to check out our November DT Dare post.   Leave a comment there and you may just win a stamp set of your choice!

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Sketch and Color Challenge #27

Happy Friday!   It is time for a new Your Next Stamp challenge.

Challenge #27 starts today with a new sketch and color combo for you to choose from.  You only need to pick one to inspire you, unless you really want to challenge yourself and combine the 2!  Plus, the best part is you might win a gift certificate to the YNS store by playing along.

Challenge #27 is open through Thursday, November 26th at midnight EST.   That gives you 2 weeks to play along for a chance to win a YNS gift certificate.   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.

Are you ready to see which one will inspire you?

The sketch?YNSSketch27

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?YNScolor-27

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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We look forward to stopping by to see which one you decide to go with.

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Let’s check out the design teams inspiring creations!
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Anita  IMG_8598ewmr

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 #27 ends on Thursday, November 26, 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.
  • All stamps are welcome, although we love to see YNS stamps and dies on your projects.
  • 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 Team


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