Sketch and Color Challenge #57 – More Inspiration

Happy Friday!   Challenge #57 is going on right now and we can’t wait to see your take on it.  The best part is you have the chance to win a YNS Store gift certificate if you play along!!   There is a sketch and color combo to choose from and we have more inspiration from the design team and guests to share with you today.  Remember, you can choose either the sketch or color combo to take inspiration from, unless you really want to challenge yourself and combine the two!

Challenge #57 is open through Thursday, February 16, 2017 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.

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 #57 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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Which one inspired the team?


Jayne, February Guest

YNS Supplies: Silly Book Monsters stamp and die sets | YNS Gumdrops

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Tracy

YNS Supplies:  Dino-Mite! stamp and Die sets | Cool Tag Banner Sentiments | YNS Gumdrops | YNS Ink (Blueberry Breeze, 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.  Note only 3 entries per person.

  • YNS’ challenge #57 ends on Thursday, February 16, 2017, 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 “#ynschallenge57”, the YNS Facebook page referencing “challenge57” in your comment, and/or the SplitcoastStampers gallery with keyword “yournextstamp” and“ynschallenge57” 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 #57

Happy Friday!   We have a new challenge to get your weekend started right!   There is a new sketch and color combo to choose from, plus inspiration from the design team and guests.  The best part is you have the chance to win a YNS Store gift certificate if you play along!!   Remember, you can choose either the sketch or color combo to take inspiration from, unless you really want to challenge yourself and combine the two!

Challenge #57 is open through Thursday, February 16, 2017 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.

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 #57 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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Which one inspired the team?

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Holly

YNS Supplies:  Basket Animals Set & Dies | Just Plane Amazing Die set (Clouds) | Stitched Rectangle Die Set |Clear Wink of Stella 

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YNS Supplies:  Quirky Animals Set Five (Retired) | Quirky Animals Set Five Die Set (available at a great price!)

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Jennifer, February Guest
YNS Supplies: Ellie Loves to Bake
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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.  Note only 3 entries per person.

  • YNS’ challenge #57 ends on Thursday, February 16, 2017, 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 “#ynschallenge57”, the YNS Facebook page referencing “challenge57” in your comment, and/or the SplitcoastStampers gallery with keyword “yournextstamp” and“ynschallenge57” 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 #56 – More Inspiration

Hello Everyone!   Challenge #56 is going on right now and we would love to see your take on the sketch or color combo.  The best part is you can win a YNS Store gift certificate for playing along!!   There is a sketch and color combo to choose from, unless you really want to challenge yourself and combine the two!

Challenge #56 is open through Thursday, February 2, 2017 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.

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 #56 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.

***
Which one inspired the team?

Karen

YNS Supplies:  Heart Panel Die | Scripty Love Die Set  | Love Muffin | Gumdrops  | Black Olive Ink

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Kaitlyn, January GuestYNS Supplies:  Ellie Loves to Bake

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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.  Note only 3 entries per person.

  • YNS’ challenge #56 ends on Thursday, February 2, 2017, 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 “#ynschallenge56”, the YNS Facebook page referencing “challenge56” in your comment, and/or the SplitcoastStampers gallery with keyword “yournextstamp” and“ynschallenge56” 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 #56

Hello Everyone!   Are you ready for the weekend?   We have a new challenge starting today and it is perfect for jump starting your creativity!  Plus, the best part is you can win a YNS Store gift certificate!!   There is a sketch and color combo to choose from, unless you really want to challenge yourself and combine the two!

Challenge #56 is open through Thursday, February 2, 2017 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.

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 #56 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.

***
Which one inspired the team?

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YNS Supplies:  Scripty Love die |  Hugs and Kisses paper pack | Wink of Stella

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Toni, January Guest
YNS Supplies:  Snow Wonderful
***

***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.  Note only 3 entries per person.

  • YNS’ challenge #56 ends on Thursday, February 2, 2017, 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 “#ynschallenge56”, the YNS Facebook page referencing “challenge56” in your comment, and/or the SplitcoastStampers gallery with keyword “yournextstamp” and“ynschallenge56” 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 #55 – More Inspiration

Happy Friday!   How will you be spending your weekend?  If you plan to get in some crafting time, why don’t you join in challenge #55?  Wouldn’t you love a chance to win a YNS Store gift certificate???!!!   There is a sketch and color combo to choose from, unless you really want to challenge yourself and combine the two!

Challenge #55 is open through Thursday, January 19, 2017 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.

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 #55 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.

***
Which one inspired the team?

Kaitlyn, January Guest

YNS Supplies:  Magical Unicorn

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YNS Supplies:  Monkey Fun stamp set | Just Plane Amazing stamp set (for sentiment)
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Martha

YNS Supplies:  Love Birds | Love Birds Die Set | Circle Panel Die | Doily Trio One Die Set | Circles with Stitching and Piercing Marks Die Set | Premium Dye Ink Pad – Black Olive | Scripty Love Die Set

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Claire, January Guest
YNS Supplies:  Funny Farm Crew

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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.  Note only 3 entries per person.

  • YNS’ challenge #55 ends on Thursday, January 19, 2017, 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 “#ynschallenge55”, the YNS Facebook page referencing “challenge55” in your comment, and/or the SplitcoastStampers gallery with keyword “yournextstamp” and“ynschallenge55” 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 #55

Hello Everyone!   It’s finally Friday and we have a new challenge starting today.   It’s just the thing to jump start your creativity and wouldn’t you love a chance to win a YNS Store gift certificate???!!!   There is a sketch and color combo to choose from, unless you really want to challenge yourself and combine the two!

Challenge #55 is open through Thursday, January 19, 2017 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.

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 #55 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.

***
Which one inspired the team?

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Toni, January Guest
YNS Supplies:   Ellie Loves Lattes
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Laura

YNS Supplies:  Love Muffin | Circles Die Set | Bookmark/Tag Die Set Large | Black Olive Ink 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.  Note only 3 entries per person.

  • YNS’ challenge #55 ends on Thursday, January 19, 2017, 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 “#ynschallenge55”, the YNS Facebook page referencing “challenge55” in your comment, and/or the SplitcoastStampers gallery with keyword “yournextstamp” and“ynschallenge55” 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 #54 – More Inspiration Week #4

Hello Everyone!   There is one week left to play along with Challenge #54.   It is open through Thursday, January 5, 2017 at midnight EST.  To play along, create a new paper crafting project based on either the sketch or color combo and you will be entered to win a YNS prize.

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 #54 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.

***
Which one inspired the team?

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 YNS Supplies:  Snow Wonderful stamp set | Hoppy Holiday stamp set — ( I can’t find this stamp at the shop)

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Holly

YNS Supplies: Clink stamp set | Silver Tinsel Gumdrops |  Gold Nugget Gumdrops | Circles Die Set | Fish Tail Banner Die set one 

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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.  Note only 3 entries per person.

  • YNS’ challenge #54 ends on Thursday, January 5, 2017, 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 “#ynschallenge54”, the YNS Facebook page referencing “challenge54” in your comment, and/or the SplitcoastStampers gallery with keyword “yournextstamp” and“ynschallenge54” 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 #54 – More Inspiration Week 3

Hello Everyone!   It’s Friday and Challenge #54 continues.   If you are finishing up any last minute holiday creations then why don’t you join in the fun.  This challenge can help you jump start your creativity and wouldn’t you love a chance to win a YNS Store gift certificate???!!!   There is a sketch and color combo to choose from, unless you really want to challenge yourself and combine the two!

Challenge #54 is open through Thursday, January 5, 2017 at midnight EST.  Yes, this challenge is running for 4 weeks – more time to play!

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 #54 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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Which one inspired the team?

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Kymona

YNS Supplies:  Tweet news stamp set

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Joan, December Guest

YNS Supplies:  Huggles Christmas Star

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Martha 

YNS Supplies:  Premium Dye Ink Pad – Mocha | Premium Dye Ink Pad – Blueberry Breeze | Premium Dye Ink Pad – Purple Passion | Circles with Stitching and Piercing Marks Die Set | Stitched Rectangle Die Set | Ellie Loves Lattes | Coffee Rings | Love Earth Gumdrops

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Claire, December Guest

YNS Supplies: Blast Off stamp set

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 Tracy 

YNS Supplies:  Hot Cocoa Phoebe | Spring Grass GumdropsPremium Dye Ink Pads – Mocha, Black Olive

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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.  Note only 3 entries per person.

  • YNS’ challenge #54 ends on Thursday, January 5, 2017, 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 “#ynschallenge54”, the YNS Facebook page referencing “challenge54” in your comment, and/or the SplitcoastStampers gallery with keyword “yournextstamp” and“ynschallenge54” 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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Winter Wonderland Showcase – Day 12 with Martha – Comment to Win

Welcome to day 12, the final day of Your Next Stamp’s Winter Wonderland Designer Showcase.  

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Over the past 11 days the design team and guests have been sharing winter inspired creations.  We are giving away a prize each day!  One random comment left on each day’s  post will be selected to win a $10.00 gift certificate to the YNS Store.  Leave a comment by 12/25 at midnight EST for a chance to win; all winners will be announced on 12/27. 

It is Martha’s turn on the blog and she is sharing how to create a fun puzzle stocking stuffer.


Today I want to highlight one of the fantastic older Your next Stamp dies, the puzzle die!

I will show you how too create an adorable Photo Puzzle that makes a great little Stocking Stuffer, and its Super Simple!

Lets get started!

Here is what you will need:

Puzzle Die

Light weight chipboard the same size as your photo 

Tip: This technique works best if your photo is larger than the die, so 4×6 photos are perfect!

A Photo

Double Sided Adhesive

1 – Cover the back of your Photo with the Double Sided Adhesive

 

2 – Remove the backing and attach the photo to the chipboard. 

3 – Layer the puzzle die over your photo/chipboard layer and run it through your die cutting machine.  It may be necessary to use a shim as it is cutting through the chipboard and the photo; pass it back and forth twice.

And voila you have an adorable custom made puzzle!

4 – Separate the puzzle pieces and you have the perfect stocking stuffer! 

I also created a card using the same method with these YNS products.

Either way this Puzzle Die is a must have for YNS collection!!
-Martha
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Winter Wonderland Showcase – Day 7 with Julie – Comment to Win

Welcome to day 7 of Your Next Stamp’s Winter Wonderland Designer Showcase.  

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Over 12 days the design team and guests are sharing winter filled creations.  Plus, we are giving away a prize each day!  One random comment left on each day’s  post will be selected to win a $10.00 gift certificate to the YNS Store.  Leave a comment by 12/25 at midnight EST for a chance to win; all winners will be announced on 12/27. 

Today, Julie is taking over the blog to share a tutorial on making die cut tags.


Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing a quick way to make shaped holiday tags. If you are like me then you have not started wrapping presents and may just need a few extra tags to add a fun touch to your packages.  I may not own an Ugly Christmas sweater, but I do own the Ugly Sweater stamp set!  How about a sweater shaped tag to put a smile on someone’s face?   

Supplies:

Instructions:

1.  Stamp sweater on the water color paper and color or stamp sweater on patterned paper.  Die cut out the colored/patterned paper sweater.  (*Hole punch the top of the sweater if using a regular hole puncher that can not go through more than one layer)

2.  Die cut 2 additional sweaters from water color paper. (*Hole punch the top of each sweater.  Use the sweater from step 1 to line up the holes and ensure all are at the exact same spot)

3.  Stamp sentiment on the back of one of the solid white die cut sweater shapes.

4.  Glue the 2 solid white sweater die cuts together – make sure not to glue the side you stamped the sentiment.

5.  Glue the colored sweater on top of the 2 solid white die cut sweaters.   3 layers creates a sturdy base and is important when using a shape that has long thin portions – like the sweater sleeves.   The extra layers will stop the sleeves from getting bent.

6.  Using a heavy duty hole puncher, punch a hole at the top of the sweater through all 3 layers (*if not already hole punched in steps 1 and 2).    Thread floss or ribbon through hole.

Today’s tutorial is focusing on holiday tags, but there are so many other occasions that shaped tags would work well.   Grab some of the larger YNS Stamps with coordinating dies and get creative!

Don’t forget to leave a comment before you go and scroll on down to learn more about Your Next Stamp’s challenges!  The tags I created pull in the colors from Challenge #54…have you played along yet?

-Julie


 

Challenge #54 is open through Thursday, January 5, 2017 at midnight EST.  Yes, this challenge is running for 4 weeks – more time to play!

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 #54 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.

*****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.  Note only 3 entries per person.

  • YNS’ challenge #54 ends on Thursday, January 5, 2017, 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 “#ynschallenge54”, the YNS Facebook page referencing “challenge54” in your comment, and/or the SplitcoastStampers gallery with keyword “yournextstamp” and“ynschallenge54” 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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