Welcome March Guests – Amy and Trina

This month we have 2 creative guest designers joining us for the full month.   Please join me in welcoming Amy Lim and Trina Pham.   Amy and Trina will be taking part in the March release, challenges, and fun feature days!   That means there are plenty of opportunities to see their creations.

Scroll on down to learn a little more about each designer and to see the first YNS card they are each sharing this month!


Amy Lim

Blog: Amy’s Crafty Palette

Instagram: a.lim.a.m

 

Hello Everyone! I am Amy Lim from Singapore. I’m a mum of two adorable girls and happily married to a loving husband who is always supportive in whatever I do.  Since young, I have great passion for art and crafts and would draw, color, crochet or sew during my leisure time.
I discovered the card making community while browsing through crafting channels online in March 2016. I was inspired, did my first card and was hooked since. My style is very much single layer and watercolor using Distress Inks which I find to be very relaxing. Nevertheless, I do challenge myself sometimes to try different styles, techniques and mediums. I would also combine multiple stamps and draw my own background to create fun scenes and to grow and improve my crafts.
I am absolutely thrilled and honored to be invited to join Your Next Stamp as guest designer for this month. I’m looking forward to sharing my projects and hope you will like what you see.
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Trina Pham
Hello there.  I’m Trina Pham and I am so honoured to be guest designing at Your Next Stamp for the month of March.  I live on the west coast of Canada in Vancouver with my amazingly supportive husband.
Although I’ve been stamping and paper crafting since mid-2005, it feels like I just started last year in April when I joined this crafting community, participated in challenges and launched my blog.  I don’t know if I have a particular style because I like trying new things. I love interactive cards, and lately I’ve been leaning towards CAS.  I am excited to share my creations and to be joining the YNS team this month.
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Get ready for a fun month!  We also have 3 guests joining us for the March release, Lisa Lara, Francine Vuilleme, and Isha Gupta.
The March new release previews start Saturday and then we will be following it up with a blog hop that starts at 10 pm EST Saturday night.
-Julie and the YNS Team
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Farewell to Our February Guests Jennifer and Jayne


As always, the month flies by when we are having fun!   It is already the last day of February and time to bid farewell to our wonderful guests Jennifer Dixon and Jayne Palmer.
The creations from Jennifer and Jayne had us shaking, racing and smiling!   Join me in thanking them for their inspiration as we take a look back at a couple of their fun cards from this past month.
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Jennifer Dixon
Blog:   Jennifer D
  
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Jayne Palmer
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Tomorrow we will be introducing the March guests – stay tuned!
-Julie and the YNS Team
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Welcome February Guests – Jennifer and Jayne

 Today I have the pleasure of welcoming our February guests, Jennifer Dixon and Jayne Palmer!    Get ready for a month filled with cute projects.   These ladies each shared YNS creations on Instagram that we swooned over and immediately HAD to ask them to be a guest!   Scroll on down to learn more about each guest and check out their color coordinated creations – that was completely by chance!
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Jennifer Dixon
Blog:   Jennifer D
I am super excited to be here. I live in the land down under “Australia”. I have 3 children and a  husband educated in tracking down stamp and paper shops. Our other family members are Jetta and Myff, our Cavoodle and Spoodle that  sit at my feet while crafting. I work nearly full-time as a Shop Assistant so  I craft late into the night. I have been stamping for about 5 years and I am addicted. I looooove stamps and am also a sucker for dies and paper. I usually use Copics but am loving distress ink backgrounds. I usually  make over the top cards but the last year I have a new addiction CAS and shaker cards.  I look forward to creating some fun cards and  inspiring you.
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Jayne Palmer
Hi, my name is Jayne and I live in the UK. I’m a mum of four (very grown up) children and married to a wonderful man who puts up with my crafting addiction! I also have eight adorable grandchildren who I love very much xoxox
I started crafting about 12 years ago but card making is my passion! I love stamping and colouring and trying out new techniques.
I have been a big fan of Your Next Stamp for sometime now and like to enter the challenges.
I am incredibly excited to be part of the YNS family as a guest designer for February.
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The February release is fast approaching!   Jennifer and Jayne have already been playing with the new products and you will definitely want to mark your calendars for February 4th, when the new products arrive in the store, so you don’t miss a thing!
-Julie and the YNS Team
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Farewell to Our January 2017 Guests

Today is the last day of January and sadly that means we are bidding farewell to our January guest designers.   Please join us in thanking  Toni Maddox, Claire Apostoloff, and Katlyn Traxler for being awesome guests!    These ladies shared inspiration throughout the month that made us smile.   They were also incredibly creative in mixing up the stamp sets!

Here is a look back at a couple creations from each during the past 31 days…


Toni Maddox

Blog:  Frankie Helps Craft

 


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Claire Apostoloff

Blog: Life on the Scrap Heap


Katlyn Traxler

Katlyn’s Splitcoaststampers Gallery:   K. Joy

 


 

There are lots of introductions in the future…tomorrow we will be introducing the February YNS guests and then on Saturday, we will be introducing you to the February New Release!  Stay tuned!

-Julie and the YNS Team

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Love and Coffee with Guest Angel Rivera

We have a special treat for you today!  A coffee filled card courtesy of guest Angel Rivera!

Angel is a former design team member and we always enjoy it when she comes back to play.   We know you will enjoy her creation too, especially if you are a fan of the newly released stamp set Love and Coffee!   

Angel uses masking and 2 of the cup stamps from the set to create a row of cups at the bottom of the main layer.  

 

The hearts behind the row adds so much depth.  Angel hides the strings, so no one will ever know those were created by using the heart-shaped balloon stamp.

YNS Supplies:  Love and Coffee Stamp set

 

To see more of Angel’s work visit her blog:  Angel’s Creative World.

-Julie and the YNS Team

P.S. Today is the last day to comment to win a stamp set of your choice on the design team January heart filled Feature Day post found HERE.

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More from the January Release with Guest Katlyn Traxler

January Guest Katlyn Traxler is taking over the blog today and sharing sweet creations with you!


YNS Supplies:   Ellie Loves to Bake,  Love and Coffee, Lovin’ From the Oven

After making this card, I think I need to go eat cookies! I combined stamps from Ellie Loves to Bake, Love and Coffee, and Lovin’ from the Oven to make this scene. After fussy-cutting a couple dozen cookies, I piled them around the adorable dog who is giving us the puppy-dog eyes stare. The card stayed clean and simple so we can see all those cookies and all that love!

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Katlyn definitely earned cookies with her sweet card!   Fussy-cutting is exercise!

Here is another card from Katlyn in case you missed it on Splitcoaststampers.   Once again Katlyn is tempting us with baked goods!

YNS Supplies:  Lovin’ From the Oven


Thanks for stopping by today!

-Julie and the YNS Team

 

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January New Release Creations from Maria Peters

This month, Maria Peters is joining us with creations for the new release!   Maria is on Instagram as a_country_home.  She is wonderfully creative with coloring and layouts so we didn’t want those not on Instagram to miss out on seeing her work.

YNS Supplies:  Love Birds

 

YNS Supplies:  Lovin’ from the Oven,


Reminder, today is the last day to leave comments on the new release blog hop.   Hop and comment along the way for a chance to win at $25.00 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp store!   Check it out HERE.

Tomorrow, another card from Maria will be on the blog as part of our DT Dare.   Stop back then, to leave a comment on the DT Dare post for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!   Plus, find out what the team and guests were dared to create!

-Julie and the YNS Team

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Welcome January 2017 Guests

This month we have quite a few guests joining us and you will recognize several of the names as guests from past months!

Up first let’s welcome the three guests joining us for the full month;  Toni Maddox, Claire Apostoloff, and Katlyn Traxler.   Each of these ladies caught our eye when they shared YNS creations on Instagram or in the biweekly YNS challenges.   From their color choices to layouts we know you will enjoy their creativity!


Toni Maddox

Blog:  Frankie Helps Craft

Hi!  I live in a Seattle suburb with my partner, who closes his eyes when a package arrives, and one rambunctious cat, who sometimes helps me craft. I’ve been crafting in one form or another my entire life and am lucky to have local crafting friends as well as bloggy friends who are the biggest enablers in the world.  I’m very excited to be guesting with Your Next Stamp this month and am looking forward to getting to know the team more.  Thanks for the opportunity!


 

 

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Claire Apostoloff

Blog: Life on the Scrap Heap

Hello! My name is Claire and I originally hail from the UK but moved to Sydney, Australia 16 years ago. I have two boys aged 8 and 10 who keep me very busy and, much to my disappointment, have absolutely no interest in my paper pursuits whatsoever!
I’m chuffed to bits to be guest designing for Your Next Stamp this month. I began my paper crafting obsession with scrap booking but eventually became frustrated with how long the pages were taking so switched to cards instead.  I’ve been lucky enough to be on several design teams and try to do a little bit of paper playing every day – it really is my daily obsession! As for my style, I waver between clean and simple and clean and layered, depending on my mood and which challenge I’m entering at the time!

Katlyn Traxler

Katlyn’s Splitcoaststampers Gallery:   K. Joy

Hi! I’m excited to be here this month! I’m a career girl who works part time at the library, which leaves some time for hobbies! About nine years ago I started stamping with my mom. My favorite thing about stamping is probably coloring images, but I enjoy sponging skies and making cards with cute animals, too. YNS certainly has those, and it will be an honor to work with them!


We also have the following guests joining us for the new release:   Lisa Lara, Angel Rivera, Maria Peters and Andrea Shell!

There will be a lot of inspiration all month long!!!  Stay tuned for a project from Toni on Friday for our new challenge and then everyone will be sharing creations for the new release.   Join us on January 7th for a preview of the new release and then at 10 pm EST for a blog hop with a prize!

-Julie and the YNS Team

 

 

 

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Farewell to our December Guests Joan and Claire

We have another farewell today, this time to our December guests Joan Ma and Claire Apostoloff.   What a month!  Joan and Claire helped us look back at the YNS products released during 2016 with their distinctly different styles.  Thank you both for joining us and sharing your wonderful creations!


 

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Joan Ma
Blog:
Instagram:  Silverdew817
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Claire Apostoloff

Blog: Life on the Scrap Heap


 

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We will be back on to announce next month’s guests on January 1st and there will be a couple familiar faces!

-Julie and the YNS Team

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Winter Wonderland Showcase – Day 4 with Francine – Comment to Win

Welcome to day 4 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. 


Francine Vuillème is taking over the blog today, sharing a monster creation!  Scroll on down to learn more about Francine’s card in her own words.   She is even sharing a masking tip!

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YNS Supplies:   Silly Monsters Chill Out stamp set

It was LOVE at first sight when I saw this funny winter monster. The stamp shows the monster with a pile of snowballs next to him but I decided to focus on him alone and not show the snowballs.

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So here is a little tip for you to try: use masking paper or Post-it tape to mask the part(s) on your stamp you don’t want to show. Next, ink your stamp, remove the mask(s) and stamp the image.  I used this technique for the cute monster and did the same with the “flying” snowball that comes from the pile! Once the snowball was stamped, I drew two thin strokes with a black marker to give the impression of movement and cut the “new” image out. I fixed all images, the sentiment as well as the circular die-cut with foam pads for more dimension.

 – Francine


Stop back tomorrow for another winter creation and another chance to win!

-Julie and the YNS Team

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