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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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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August DT Monochromatic Feature Day – Comment to Win!

Get ready for monochromatic creations from the team!  It’s Feature Day!  The idea for this month’s Feature Day challenge comes from a YNS customer.   

The best thing about Feature Day is that it has a chance for you to win!  How would you like to win a stamp set of your choice?   All you need to do is leave a comment on this post!  One random comment will be selected as the winner.  

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Be sure to leave a comment on this post by August 24th at midnight EST to be entered in the draw.   The winner will be announced on August 26th, right here on the YNS blog. 

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Cassie

YNS Supplies: Fab-Boo-LousBold Alpha Dies

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Kia {August Guest}

YNS Supplies:  Happy Bird-day stamp and die sets

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Sue

YNS Supplies:  Whatnot Sentiment 11 Flower Blossom Trio Linked Border Die Kiwi Gumdrops

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Kerri

YNS Supplies:  Totally NarlyTotally Narly Die Set | Wave Panel Die |Rainbow Sparkle Gumdrops 

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Holly

YNS Supplies: Fab-Boo-lous Stamp and Die set | Puffy Cloud Border Die Set |Black Olive Ink Pad

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Katie {August Guest}

YNS Supplies: Cat Nap

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Don’t forget to leave a comment on this post by August 24th to be entered in the draw.   The winner will be announced on August 26th, right here on the YNS blog. 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Karen

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June Feature Day – Animal Antics – Comment to Win

Are you a fan of all the animal stamps in the Your Next Stamp Store?  The design team and guests love the critters, so we thought an Animal Antics themed Feature Day would make everyone happy!   

In addition to all the animal filled inspiration from the team, Feature Day also comes with a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!  All you need to do is leave a comment on this post.  It is that easy.  One random comment will be selected as the winner.  Let us know your favorite occasion to make cards for or anything else…DTDare2candy

Leave a comment on this post by June 25th at midnight EST and you will be entered in the draw.   The winner will be announced on June 27th, right here on the YNS blog. 

 

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Koren

YNS Supplies:  Waddles Food Truck Stamp Set  | Cool Tag Banner Sentiments | Got Mud Black Olive Ink |Stitched Rectangles Dies

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Kate, June Guest

YNS Supplies:  Stick Frame Die Set | Phoebe and Pets stamp set

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Sue

YNS Supplies: Flowers and Smiles stamp and die setsWindow Panel Die  | Summer Plaid Paper Pad

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Claire, June Guest

YNS Supplies:  Funny Farm Crew

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Holly

YNS Supplies:  Birthday Chickie Stamp and Die setCupid Gumdrops  | Black Olive Ink

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Kerri

YNS Supplies: Bugs and KissesStitched Grass DieHugs and Kisses 6×6 Paper Pad

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YNS Supplies:  Window Panel dieParrot-ise | Parrot-ise dies | Fairy Magic Gumdrops | Tropical Island Paper

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Cassie

YNS Supplies: Photo Booth stampsPhoto Booth dies |  Photo Booth Panel Die SetBlack Olive Dye Ink

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Kendra

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Don’t forget to leave a comment on this post by June 25th to be entered in the draw.   The winner will be announced on June 27th, right here on the YNS blog. 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Karen

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June DT Dare – Summer Kickoff – Comment to Win

We are starting the summer fun right now with a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!   All you need to do is leave a comment on this post!  One random comment will be selected as the winner.  

This post is full of summer filled creations, thanks to the dare that was issued to the team…create something around the theme summer kickoff!DTDare2candy

So get ready for some summer fun and leave a comment on this post by June 15th at midnight EST to be entered in the draw.   The winner will be announced on June 17th, right here on the YNS blog. 

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KerriYNS Supplies: Waddles Bring on the BBQ stamp and die sets |  Window panel die   |  Stitched Grass Border  | Sun from Beach Day Die Set  | Seas the Day Sparkly Gumdrops

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Claire

YNS Supplies:  Spec-tacular Phoebe and Friends | Cool Backgrounds 

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Sue

YNS Supplies: Waddles Beach Fun | Waddles Beach Fun Die set| Tiny Waves Die Set | Rounded Squares with piercing marks

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Holly

YNS Supplies:  One in a Melon Stamp and Die set | Watermelon party 6×6 paper Pad|Window panel die   | Black Olive Ink

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Kate {June Guest}

YNS Supplies:  Gardening Phoebe | Word Critters Collection – Gardening Birds

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YNS Supplies: Waddles Beach FunPhoto Booth Polaroid DieSeas the Day Sparkly Gumdrops

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KorenYNS Supplies: Waddles Beach Fun stamp set  | Stitched Rectangles Dies

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Julie

YNS Supplies: Aquarium Antics stamp and die sets |  Tiny Waves Die Set

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Cassie

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Don’t forget to leave a comment on this post by June 15th to be entered in the draw.   The winner will be announced on June 17th, right here on the YNS blog. 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Karen

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A Huge THANKS to Lisa Lara

Today Lisa Lara is in the spotlight!  Lisa is stepping down from the design team…yep, grab that box of tissues!  We are so sad to see her leave and we are going to miss her sunny personality and amazing creations!

Lisa has been an inspiration to everyone, her style can be described as clean and simple and incredibly creative.   She puts her own fun spin on every stamp set she touches and the results are always something that makes us say “why didn’t I think of that??!!!”.    We plan on asking begging Lisa to be a guest in the future and just like with Kerri, you never know what the future brings!

Here is a look back on a few of our favorites designed by Lisa.  Each card shows how Lisa brings innovation to every stamp set.

YNS Supplies:  Paint Swooshes and Splatters | Fun Faces 2

 

YNS Supplies:   Scratch Pad

 

YNS Supplies: Snorkel Fun Fishy

Thank you Lisa!  We wish you well!

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Sketch and Color Challenge #90 – More Inspiration

Have you played along with challenge #90?   There is still a week to link up your creation for the chance to win a YNS Store gift certificate.

Challenge #90 runs through June 7, 2018! 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 #90 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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Kerri

YNS Supplies:  So Happy For You, sentiment from Photo Booth, Large Ink Splatter, Mini Ink Splatter, and a Love Earth Gumdrop

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Cassie

YNS Supplies:  Punny PineapplesStitched Scallop RectanglesWashi Tape Sentiments

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Julie

YNS Supplies:  Happy Meal

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Sue

YNS Supplies:  Totally Narly stamp and die sets

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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 #90 ends on Thursday, June 7, 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 “#ynschallenge90” the YNS Facebook page referencing “challenge90” in your comment, and/or the SplitcoastStampers gallery with keyword “yournextstamp” and”ynschallenge90″ 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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Welcome Kerri Michaud

We are excited to welcome Kerri Michaud back to the Your Next Stamp design team!!   Yes, you read that correctly, Kerri is “back”!  Kerri was on the very first design team back when YNS first opened in 2009.  Kerri has returned as a guest several times over the years and began playing along with the challenges regularly.  It was actually her challenge entries that we took notice of and thought why not ask if Kerri would rejoin the team?!!!  We are so happy she said YES!

Get ready for cards with bright colors and layers of fun, not to mention full of Kerri’s amazing coloring skills!  We are looking forward to seeing Kerri’s YNS creations on a regular basis and we know you will enjoy all the inspiration her stamping provides.

Kerri Michaud

Blog:  Cards by Kerri

Instagram:  Kerri_Michaud

Here are a few of Kerri’s recent entries in YNS’ challenges that caught our eye!

YNS Supplies:  Quirky Animals Set One

 

 YNS Supplies:  Party Animals

Guess what?  You do not have to wait long to see more from Kerri.  She will be back tomorrow sharing her take on challenge #90!

Happy Stamping!

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May Feature Day Mash Up – Comment to Win!

It is already the 22nd which means it is Feature Day!   This month the theme for our Feature Day came from a YNS customer…the designers were asked to create a Mash Up project by using more than 1 YNS stamp set on their creation.  

In addition to all the inspiration from the team, Feature Day also comes with a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!  All you need to do is leave a comment on this post.  It is that easy.  One random comment will be selected as the winner.  Perhaps you would like to share your own idea for a future Feature Day!DTDare2candy

Leave a comment on this post by May 24th at midnight EST and you will be entered in the draw.   The winner will be announced on May 26th, right here on the YNS blog. 

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Ashley, *Stamp, Create, Repeat Video*

 

Click here for the link to Ashley’s video on YouTube

YNS Supplies:  Freeze Stamp, Freeze Die Set, Fire Up The Fun Stamp, Fire Up The Fun Die Set, Peekaboo Trio Large Die Set, Stitched Rectangle Die Set, Seas The Day 6×6 Paper Pad, Sunset Sparkle Gumdrops, Seas The Day Sparkly Gumdrops, YNS Black Olive Ink

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Cheryl {May Guest}

YNS Supplies: Totally Narly Stamp and Die Sets | Large Ink Splatter stamp

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Koren

YNS Supplies: Sea Friends Stamp and Die Sets | Waddles Beach Fun stamp set  | Wave Die | Black O live Ink |Stitched Rectangles Dies

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Julie

YNS Supplies:  Sprinkles Sugar Rush stamp and die sets |  Spec-tacular Phoebe and Friends stamp and die sets | Smiley Happy Critter Crew set Two (sentiment) | Gumdrops | Photo Booth Polaroid Die

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Sue

YNS Supplies:  Unicorns Rock stamp set | Photo Booth stamp set | Geometrics Paper Pad | Seas the Day Gumdrops

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Holly

YNS Supplies: Life’s a Hoot Stamp and Die setHoot’s Up! Stamp SetStitched Rectangle Die set | Stitching Marks Die Circles  | Circles Die set | Puffy Cloud Border Die setSpooky Cute Sparkly Gumdrops  | Black Olive Ink

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Allie {May Guest}

YNS Supplies:  Word Critters Collection – Cats and Dogs Stamp set | Window Play stamp set (retired) |  Party Pets stamp set (sentiment)

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YNS Supplies:  Stacked with Fun  | Fur-ever Friends | Phoebe and Pets | Photo Booth Panel Die SetBlack Olive Dye Ink

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Cassie

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Lisa

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YNS Supplies:  Freeze! Stamp set | Freeze! Die SetPunny Pineapple Die Set (sunglasses)| Premium Dye Ink Pad Black Olive

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Don’t forget to leave a comment on this post by May 24th to be entered in the draw.   The winner will be announced on May 26th, right here on the YNS blog. 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Karen

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May Shades of Blue DT Dare – Comment to Win!

The May release fun continues today with our DT Dare!  The team and guests were dared to use shades of blue as the primary color on their creations.  The May release is full of stamps and dies that fit right in around water so this should be an easy challenge, right?

So what are you dared to do?  Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!   It is that easy.  One random comment will be selected as the winner.DTDare2candy

Leave a comment on this post by May 18th at midnight EST and you will be entered in the draw.   The winner will be announced on May 20th, right here on the YNS blog. 

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Andrea

YNS Supplies:  Sea FriendsPorthole and Anchor Die Set | Tiny Waves Die SetSeas the Day Sparkly GumdropsBlack Olive Dye Ink

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Claire {May Release Guest}

YNS Supplies:   Totally Narly Stamp and Die Sets  | Tiny Waves Die Set

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Deborah

YNS Supplies:  Sea Friends Stamp and Die Sets  | Stone Gray ink | Seas the Day Sparkly Gumdrops

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Cassie

YNS Supplies:   Totally Narly Stamp and Die Sets  | Tiny Waves Die Set | Seas the Day Gumdrops

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Cheryl {May Guest}

YNS Supplies:   Sea Friends Stamp and Die Sets

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Koren

YNS Supplies:  What Not Sentiments Eleven Beach Day die set | Water Window die set

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Julie

YNS Supplies:  Freeze! Stamp and Die SetsRounded Squares with Piercing Marks die set

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Sue

YNS Supplies:  Sea Friends Stamp and Die Sets | Tiny Waves Die SetSeas the Day Sparkly Gumdrops

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Kendra 

YNS Supplies:  Sea Friends Stamp and Die SetsStitched Rectangle Die Set | Black Olive Ink | Blueberry Breeze Ink | Seas the Day Gumdrops

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Holly

YNS Supplies:  Totally Narly Stamp and Die Sets | Wave Panel Die | Fishtail Banner Die set one | Black Olive Ink

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Allie {May Guest}

YNS Supplies:   Sea Friends Stamp and Die Sets

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Lisa

SONY DSC

YNS Supplies:  Water Window Die SetYo Ho Ho! Stamp SetBlack Olive Ink | Seas the Day Gumdrops

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Laura

YNS Supplies: Totally Narly Stamp and Die Sets | Wave Panel Die | Blueberry Breeze Ink Pad

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Don’t forget to leave a comment on this post by May 18th to be entered in the draw.   The winner will be announced on May 20th, right here on the YNS blog. 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Karen

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