Fun Friday Challenge #100 – Make a Scene – Comment to Win!

It’s Fun Friday!!!   We have a new challenge with a chance to win a YNS Store gift certificate.  Plus, we also have a chance to win a YNS stamp set of your choice.

What do you need to do?   Leave a comment on this post to be entered in the random draw for a stamp set of your choice by October 24th, the winner will be announced on October 26th.

How can you play along?  Share your own birthday inspired creation with us by linking up your entry by November 1st at midnight est. Join in the fun by playing along with the challenge for a chance to win a $15.00 YNS Store gift certificate – one random participant will be selected among those who link up their creation at the bottom of this post.  If you win and your creation for the challenge contains YNS products then you win an extra $5.00.

This week’s challenge is “Make a Scene”.   We are looking for a paper crafted creation featuring any kind of scene.  The team is using October new release items as the focus which means they have all been playing in the snow.   If snow is not your thing then head to the beach or the meadow…get creative and join in the fun!  We would love to give YOU a YNS store gift certificate.

Are you ready for inspiration from the designers?  Scroll on down and check out the scenes!

 

Cassie

YNS Supplies: Holiday Mice stamp and die sets | Double Pierced Hills Die set | Winter Trees Edge Die

Sue

YNS Supplies:  Fleece Navidad | Fleece Navidad Die Set |  | Double Pierced Hills Die set | Winter Trees Edge Die | Snowy Mountains Edge Die Set | Mint Cocoa Kisses Paper Pad

 

Maria, October Guest

YNS Supplies:  Fleece Navidad |   Holiday Mice stamp set

Kendra 

YNS Supplies:  Fleece Navidad | Fleece Navidad Die Set |   Winter Trees Edge Die | Stitched Ovals Die Set | Black Olive Ink | Crystal Clear and Sparkle Gumdrops

Kerri

YNS Supplies:   Fleece Navidad | Fleece Navidad Die Set |Tree Trio Die Set   |  Black Olive Ink | Bling It On Sparkly Gumdrops | Merry & Bright Glittered Gumdrops

Julie

YNS Supplies:  Fleece Navidad | Fleece Navidad Die Set |Winter Trees Edge Die |Photo Booth Panel Die | Mint Cocoa Kisses Paper Pad

Holly

YNS Supplies: Fleece Navidad | Fleece Navidad Die Set | Double Pierced Hills Die set  | Snowy Mountains Edge Die Set | Skating Rink Scene Die Set | Black Olive Dye Ink

Andrea

YNS Supplies: Fleece Navidad | Fleece Navidad Die Set | Double Pierced Hills Die set  | Snowy Mountains Edge Die Set | Skating Rink Scene Die Set | Black Olive Dye Ink | Good Glidings (sentiment)

Deborah

YNS Supplies:  Holiday Mice stamp and die sets | Double Pierced Hills Die set | Winter Trees Edge Die | Bling It On Sparkly Gumdrops

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Are you playing along???

Here are all the details:

Be sure to join in the fun and share your own creation inspired by the Fall Fun theme!  Link up your project through Inlinkz below, up to 3 entries per person.

  • YNS’ challenge #100 ends on Thursday, November 1, 2018, at midnight EST
  • 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.

Happy Stamping!


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Fun Friday Challenge #99 – What’s Your Sign? – Comment to Win!

It’s Fun Friday!!!   What makes it fun?  A challenge for you and a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!

What do you need to do?   Leave a comment on this post to be entered in the random draw for a stamp set of your choice by October 10th, the winner will be announced on October 12th.

How can you play along?  Share your own birthday inspired creation with us by linking up your entry by October 18th at midnight est. Join in the fun by playing along with the challenge for a chance to win a $15.00 YNS Store gift certificate – one random participant will be selected among those who link up their creation at the bottom of this post.  If you win and your creation for the challenge contains YNS products then you win an extra $5.00.

This week’s challenge is “What’s Your Sign”?   We are looking for anything related to your birthday!  It could be your birth sign, birth stone, whatever you can think of that would tie in with your birthday.

Now scroll on down and find out how each designer was inspired by their birth month!

 

Cassie

March Birthday – Inspired by Aquamarine birth stone

YNS Supplies:  Sweet Humming BirdWhatnot Sentiments FourStitched Scallop Rectangles

Sue

September Birthday – Inspired by Sapphire/Earth Sign

YNS Supplies: Bee Cuzz  | Stitched Square Dies | Birthday Boy Paper Pad | Sugar Rush Gumdrops

Kendra 

January Birthday – Inspired by Garnet and snow

YNS Supplies: Snowfall Panel Die | Snowflake Panel Die | Bold Alpha Die Set

Maria Rudolph {October Guest}

May Birthday – Inspired May’s flower – Lily of the Valley

YNS Supplies: Plant Some Kindness

Kerri

December Birthday – Inspired by Christmas

YNS Supplies:  Waddles-Snow FunGift Card Holder Die SetVintage Holiday Gumdrops

Holly

January Birthday – Inspired by winter

YNS Supplies: Fairy Dust Stamp and Die SetBlack Olive Ink PadAlmond Latte Ink Pad

Andrea

February Birthday – Inspired by Amethyst and Valentine’s Day

YNS Supplies: Silly Love MonstersStitched Scallop Rectangles Dies |Rainbow Sparkle Gumdrops | Fairy Magic Sparkly GumdropsBlack Olive Dye Ink

Deborah

December Birthday – Inspired by Christmas

YNS Supplies:  Holiday BuddiesEvergreen tree border | Merry and bright glittered gumdrops

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Are you playing along???

Here are all the details:

Be sure to join in the fun and share your own creation inspired by the Fall Fun theme!  Link up your project through Inlinkz below, up to 3 entries per person.

  • YNS’ challenge #99 ends on Thursday, October 18, 2018, at midnight EST
  • 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.

Happy Stamping!


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Fun Friday – Challenge #98 and Comment to Win

It’s Fun Friday!!!   What makes it fun?  A challenge for you and a chance to win a stamp set of your choice! 

What do you need to do?   Leave a comment on this post to be entered in the random draw for a stamp set of your choice.

How can you play along?  Join in the fun by playing along with the challenge for a chance to win a $15.00 YNS Store gift certificate – one random participant will be selected among those who link up their creation at the bottom of this post.  If you win and your creation for the challenge contains YNS products then you win an extra $5.00.

So are you ready for fall fun themed creations from the designers?  We hope you answered YES, because here comes the inspiration!

 

Tina Henkens {September Guest}

YNS Supplies:  Autumn Wreaths | Autumn Wreaths Die Set

Cassie

YNS Supplies:  Autumn Harvest | Autumn Harvest Die Set | Cool Tags Four

Sue

YNS Supplies:  Autumn Harvest | Autumn Harvest Die Set

Kristine Davidson {September New Release Guest}

YNS Supplies:  One Smart Cookie

Kendra 

YNS Supplies:  Ghoul-tastic Halloween | Ghoul-tastic Halloween Die Set | Black Olive Ink | Gumdrops | Trick or Treat | Trick or Treat Die Set | Happy Haunting Die Set

Candice Fisher {September Guest}

YNS Supplies:  Autumn Harvest | Autumn Harvest Die Set

Kerri

YNS Supplies:  Autumn Harvest | Autumn Harvest Die Set |Grass Tuft Edge Die |  Autumn Wreaths | Autumn Wreaths Die Set

Holly

YNS Supplies:  Carrot Cake GumdropsAutumn HarvestFabulous Fall 6×6 Paper PadSummer Plaid 6×6 Paper Pad

Andrea

YNS Supplies:  Autumn HarvestAutumn Harvest DiesHoney BeeHoney Bee DiesStitched Scalloped Rectangles DiesBlack Olive Dye Ink

Deborah

YNS Supplies:  Autumn Wreaths | Autumn Wreaths Die SetRounded squares piercing marksCarrot Cake gumdrops

Are you playing along???

Here are all the details:

Be sure to join in the fun and share your own creation inspired by the Fall Fun theme!  Link up your project through Inlinkz below, up to 3 entries per person.

  • YNS’ challenge #98 ends on Thursday, October 4, 2018, at midnight EST
  • 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.

Happy Stamping!


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Fun Friday is a Week Away!

It’s Friday!

Normally we would have a new sketch and color combo challenge for you, but we are making a change and it is a fun one!

We are changing the name of our challenges to Fun Friday!

 

What will be different?

We will be switching up the type of challenge.  Get ready for themes and technique challenges, with a sketch or color combo every once in awhile too.

There will be a comment to win on the challenge post.  One random commenter will win a stamp set of their choice!

 

What stays the same?

It remains a bi-weekly challenge.

There will be a $15.00 prize and a $5.00 bonus if YNS products are used.

 

When does it start?

Join us next Friday, September 21st, for our Fun Friday challenge!

 

Happy Stamping!

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Sketch and Color Challenge #97 – More Inspiration

Challenge #97 is going on right now!  You have until September 13, 2018 to play along! There is a sketch and color combo to choose from, unless you really want to challenge yourself and combine the two!  This is our last challenge offering a sketch and combo…starting September 14th we will be switching things up.

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 #97 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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Tina Henkens

YNS Supplies:  Cute Home stamp set | Spec-Tacular Phoebe and Friends

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Candice Fisher

YNS Supplies:  Puddles of Fun | Gumdrops

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Holly

YNS Supplies:  Tweet News Stamp and Die SetBlack Olive Ink PadHugs and Kisses Paper PadStitched Rectangle Die setDeep Pink Divine Twine

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Kerri
YNS Supplies: Bugs & Kisses | Bugs & Kisses Die Set | Honeycomb Die SetHoney Drip and Honeycomb Combo Die SetLavender Gumdrops 

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Sue
YNS Supplies:  Unicorns Rock Stitched Scalloped Rectangles | Fairytale Magic Paper Pad

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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 #97 ends on Thursday, September 13, 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 “#ynschallenge97” the YNS Facebook page referencing “challenge97” in your comment, and/or the SplitcoastStampers gallery with keyword “yournextstamp” and”ynschallenge97″ 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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Sketch and Color Challenge #96 Winners

We have winners and top pick to announce from Challenge #96!

What creativity!   Thank you to everyone who played along.

The winner of the main challenge and a $20.00 YNS Store gift certificate is Eva Laney!

The winner of the social media challenge and a $20.00 YNS Store gift certificate is Roberta Stevenson who shared her entry on YNS’ Facebook page.


The Top Pick from the challenge is Shona Chambers‘ card featuring Happy Days Mermaids.

What creativity!!!

Shona’s take on the sketch is full of whimsy.  She really utilized the stamp set by creating the stripe on the card basing using the smaller stamps.

See more of Shona’s creations on her blog:  Twine Around.


Challenge #97 is going on right now.  #97 is our last challenge with both a sketch and a color combo.  We are switching things up for challenge #98!

Happy Stamping!

 

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Sketch and Color Challenge #97

Challenge #96 starts today and runs through September 13, 2018! There is a sketch and color combo to choose from, unless you really want to challenge yourself and combine the two!  This is our last challenge offering a sketch and combo…starting September 14th we will be switching things up.

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 #97 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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Katie {August Guest}

YNS Supplies:  Unicorn’s Rock stamp and dies | Gumdrops

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Andrea

 

YNS Supplies:  Music ChicksWonky Scallop Edge Die |  Black Olive Dye Ink

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Deborah

YNS Supplies:  Fabulous Fall PaperAutumn AnimalsAutumn Animals dieAutumn Leaves Ink SplatterSunset Sparkle Gumdrops

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Kendra

*YNS**YNS Supplies:  Fairy Bear |Fairy Bear Die | Black Olive Ink | Summer Plaid 6×6 Paper Pad  | Gumdrops | Divine Twine

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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 #97 ends on Thursday, September 13, 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 “#ynschallenge97” the YNS Facebook page referencing “challenge97” in your comment, and/or the SplitcoastStampers gallery with keyword “yournextstamp” and”ynschallenge97″ 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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Sketch and Color Challenge #96 – More Inspiration

What would you buy if you won a gift certificate to the YNS Store?  Play along with Challenge #96 by August 30, 2018 for a chance to win a gift certificate and find out! There is a sketch and color combo to choose from, unless you really want to challenge yourself and combine the two!

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 #96 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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Kia

YNS Supplies: Sandy Squirrel Autumn Greetings

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Sue

YNS Supplies:  Paw-some Pups | Rainbow Sparkle gumdrops | Stitched Square Dies | Tropical Island Paper Pad | Holiday Joy Paper Pad

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Cassie

YNS Supplies:  Fab-Boo-LousPeek A Boo

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Kerri

YNS Supplies:  Autumn AnimalsRainbow Sparkle 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 #96 ends on Thursday, August 30, 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 “#ynschallenge96” the YNS Facebook page referencing “challenge96” in your comment, and/or the SplitcoastStampers gallery with keyword “yournextstamp” and”ynschallenge96″ 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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Sketch and Color Challenge #95 Winners

Did you play along with challenge #95?   Today we announce the winners!

The winner of the main challenge and a $15.00 YNS Store Gift Certificate is Lynne in NI!

The winner of the social media challenge and a $20.00 YNS Store Gift Certificate is Wendy Price who shared her creation on IG.

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


The Top Pick from the challenge is this card made by Claire Apostoloff!

What a clean and simple beauty with the stamps on top of the neutral.  The stripes add color on the side.  Speaking of color, Claire has coloring skills – the police officers look great!

To see more of Claire’s work stop by her blog Life on the Scrap Heap!


Challenge 96 is going on right now – play along for more chances to win!

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