Posts By: Julie Elak

August DT Dare Winner

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our August DT Dare post to “shake, shake, shake” with us!   Your comments were super sweet and we hope you are all inspired to make your own shaker card.   If you missed it, be sure to check out Maureen’s video for a quick way to make a shaker packet.

Now on the the winner of a stamp set of their choice {insert drumroll}.  Random.org did it’s thing and pulled up #56.

Congrats goes to Shari Arbogast who wrote:dt dare winner 56

Congratulations Shari!  Have fun picking out your free set and then contact Karen via the link at the bottom of this site.

Thanks for stamping with us!

Julie and the YNS Team

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I Spy YNS Saturday – Ssssweet and Ssssass

Last week we were celebrating the August release and missed our I Spy post.   To make up for it, we are sharing 2 fabulousssss cards today!

Bonnie Sharp created a sweet card featuring the bunny from Woodland Cuties.   The use of the circle as a frame is genius and the peeks of pink are perfect (try saying that 10 times fast)!DTGD15SweetMissDaisy_by_eggette

 

Irene Rhodes‘ card creates a sssstriking scene with the snake from Jungle Critters Two hiding among water colored grass.   The card space is filled perfectly using the rule of 3 and leaving a 1/3rd white.Dandi93_DTGD15vdutchr4_by_DandI93 (1)

 

We are always on the lookout for YNS creations!   Yours may just be in the sssspotlight next week.

Have a great weekend.

Julie and the YNS Team

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Sketch and Color Challenge #20 – More Inspiration

***Today is the last day to leave a comment on our August DT Dare post to win a stamp set of your choice.  Click here to check it out.***

 

Happy Friday! Hopefully the sun is shining where you are!

We are back today sharing more inspiration for challenge #20.  Our challenges are designed to give you the freedom to choose, each has both a sketch and color combo to pick from. You only need to pick one…unless you really want to challenge yourself and combine the 2!

Challenge #20 is open through August 20th at midnight EST.   There is still plenty of time 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.   Simply 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.

Sketch #20:YNSSketch20

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.

Color combination #20:YNScolor-20

If you choose the color combo, be sure to use at least 3 colors 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.

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Now on to the creations from our design team…
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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 #20 ends on Thursday, August 20, 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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DT Dare | Shake, Shake, Shake | Comment to Win!

WarningThis post contains an opportunity for you to win a YNS prize!  It is filled with cards on the move featuring stamps and dies from the August release! – Warning

The Your Next Stamp Birthday Celebration continues!  Welcome to the YNS Design Team Dare.  This month the challenge is “Shake, Shake, Shake”!  

So what is the Design Team Dare?  It is a monthly challenge for the Design Team and it is a chance for YOU to win a YNS stamp set of your choice!!!

So what is the challenge for the design team?  If you guessed that the challenge is to create a shaker card then you got it right!  

So what is the challenge for you?   All  you need to do is leave a comment on this YNS DT Dare blog post and you will be entered to win a YNS stamp set of your choice.  Easy Peasy!

This post is also a chance to see the new August release stamps and dies in action.  These cards are really moving today, so let’s get shaking!   

 

Carole

CB YNS Shaker BalloonYNS Supplies:  Big Birthday Balloon Die set

Kendra

YNS_ShakeYNS Supplies: Wheelie Fun stamp set | Tiny Stitches – Stitched Line Die

AnitaIMG_8045ewmr

YNS Supplies:  Party Animals Stamp Set | Party Animals Die Set | Stitched Rectangle Die set  | Circle Dies

Tracy

YNS9050ebYNS Supplies:  Phoebe with her Wagon | Phoebe die | Balloon Trio Die | Big Birthday Balloon Die set

SueAugDTDare-SUEYNS Supplies: Party Animals Stamp Set | Party Animals Die Set | Circle Dies | Gumdrops

DeborahSilly monsters incognito

YNS Supplies:  Silly Monsters Incognito One | Plain circles Die | Stitching Marks Circles | Love Earth Gumdrops

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YNS Supplies: Balloon Buddies stamp set | Balloon Buddies die set | Envelope Die |Stitched Square Die Set

Maureen also has a video tutorial to share:  Video Link

Angel YNSAugDTDare

YNS Supplies:  Wheelie Fun stamp set | Wheelie Fun die set | Confetti Die | Circles – Stitching Marks die set  | Stitched Rectangle die set

Hollyyns2YNS Supplies:  YNS 2015 Birthday stamp set  | Big Birthday Balloon Die set

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YNS Supplies: Party Animals Stamp Set | Party Animals Die Set | Stitched Square Die Set | Scrapworks Strips Die Set | Scrapworks Mini Sunburst Die Set

KymonaYou27re so sweetYNS Supplies:  Zero Calories | Scrapworks- Mini Sunburst Die Set

LauraShakerLN1YNS Supplies:  Party Animals Stamp Set | Wheelie Fun (sentiment) | Stitched Square Die Set | Circles – Stitching Marks die set |  Circle Dies | Fishtail/Banner Die Set One

The August New Release Birthday Celebration sale continues in the store through the end of the month!!!

sale badge 6th birthdayPlus, you don’t want to miss out on the free Birthday stamp set with a purchase over $40!2015freebie

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Please leave a comment before you go for your chance to WIN a YNS stamp set of your choice!

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Contest ends August 14th at midnight EST and the winner will be announced on August 16th.

Mark your calendar and join us for our Feature day blog post on August 22nd, it is another chance to win a YNS prize!

Thanks for stopping by!

Karen and the YNS Crew

 

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Sketch and Color Challenge #19 – Winner

Be sure to scroll up for the August New Release Birthday Celebration Blog Hop!   You do not want to miss the party!

 

I have the pleasure of announcing the winner of Challenge #19.  There were so many wonderful creations.   Thanks to everyone for participating.   Random.org did it’s thing and selected lucky #23.   That means the winner is April Story!!!   Congratulations April, you win a $15.00 gift certificate to the YNS Store.   Please contact Karen via the link at the bottom of the blog to claim your prize.Winner 19

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The Top Pick for Challenge #19 is Kerin Sylvester’s card filled with cool summer treats.   Her coloring caught our attention and elongating the sketch works so well.   Congrats Kerin!DSC_0097

Congrats again Kerin, here is the Top Pick badge for your blog.

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We always have a challenge up…play along with #20 and you may just be a winner too!

-Julie and the YNS Team

 

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Sketch and Color Challenge #20

The countdown has started…the August new release is happening this weekend!    Be sure to stop back here for peeks at all the adorable stamps and dies hitting the store.   Plus, there is a blog hop on Sunday.   August is YNS’ Birthday month and there is a BIG party to celebrate which means BIG prizes!!!Aug92015-hopgraphic

 

While you are waiting for the new release to hit the store, why don’t you check out our new sketch and color combo challenge???!!!

Our challenges are designed to give you the freedom to choose, each has both a sketch and color combo to pick from. You only need to pick one…unless you really want to challenge yourself and combine the 2!

Challenge #20 is open through August 20th 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.   Simply 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.

Sketch #20:YNSSketch20

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.

Color combination #20:YNScolor-20

If you choose the color combo, be sure to use at least 3 colors 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.

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The design team has some creations to share, let’s see how they were inspired!

 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 #20 ends on Thursday, August 20, 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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I Spy YNS Saturday – More Monsters

The monsters are creating havoc again!

This week’s I Spy card by AmyWho made us smile!   Her card is bright, cheerful and fun. The 4 little monsters from the stamp set Silly Monsters have found their way to the inside of a card this time around.

dadbday2015_by_AmyWhoYNS is always on the lookout for creations featuring YNS products.   Yours may be shared here next week!

-Julie and the YNS Team

 

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Sketch and Color Challenge #19 – More Inspiration

Happy Friday!

So what are your plans for the weekend?   If you will be crafting and you are looking for a challenge then we have one for you!   Today, we are sharing more inspiration from the design team for Challenge #19 which is open through August 6th 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.

Our challenges are designed to give you choices, with both a sketch and color combo to choose from.  So choose one or the other and be inspired!  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.

Sketch #19:YNSSketch19

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.

Color combination #19:YNS Color Challenge 19

If you choose the color combo, be sure to use at least 3 colors 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.

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Let’s see if the design team members were inspired by the sketch or colors…

 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 #19 ends on Thursday, August 6, 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 Design Team


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