Please help me welcome…


Our fabulous February YNS guest designer…the talented and hilarious Carole Burrage!!! Visit her blog and I guarantee that you’ll smile and laugh!
I know it’s not quite February yet but with CHA and the new release blog hop this Friday I thought I would give Carole the spotlight a little early so everyone could give her a warm YNS welcome!
Here’s a little bit about Carole in her own words…
Hi, YNS lovers!  It’s my pleasure and privilege to be able to Guest Design for Your Next Stamp this month — I adore YNS’s fresh and fun images.  They’re just too adorable to resist!  A little about me… I live in Claremore, Oklahoma, where I’m a stay-at-home-mom to two busy boys (Truman, age 14, and Carter, age 6) and the wife of my college/law school sweetheart, Sean, to whom I’ve been married for 17 years.  I started scrapbooking, on and off, after Truman was born.  In the fall of 2006, I fell into stamping and found my paper passion.  Since then, I’ve been lucky enough to serve on several design teams, including Splitcoaststampers’ Dirty Dozen, and have made wonderful friends from all around the world.  I love stampers and how they ‘get me;’ if you’ve ever tried to explain this hobb-session to a ‘civilian,’ you probably know what I mean!  Huge hugs and thanks to Karen for asking me to join in the YNS fun for February — I’m excited to play with all of you!

Check out this adorable creation she made using Tea Time Fhiona

Thanks for joining us Carole! We all look forward to seeing more of your fabulous YNS creations!

Happy Stamping!


Holiday Cards

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! I’ve been busy with my last minute ‘to do’ list before the big day! Brandon is so excited and keeps asking if Santa has been here yet…it’s so cute! We took him to the mall to see Santa and he asked for a train set so let’s hope that Santa pulls through and leaves a train under the tree. What’s the hot item that your kids or grand kids are asking for this year?

I’ve got a few cards designed by the talented Kimber McGray – thank you for sending these to me Kimber! She has inked up the the fabulous Happy Holidays Collection and created these stunning cards…

Have a wonderful day!

Happy Stamping!


December Guest Designer

WOW! It’s December already and the snow is blowing outside my office window…brrrrr it’s a cold day today! I think I’ll go make a nice hot cup of tea but before I do that I’d like to give a warm welcome to Angela Wood!!! YAY! Angela is joining the YNS family for the month of December, her wonderful designs are sure to warm your heart.

Here’s are some fabulous YNS creations and a little info about Angela in her own words…

Hi, I’m Angela Wood and I’m thrilled to be the guest designer at YNS this month. I’ve been stamping and making cards for almost 2 years now and am really enjoying myself. I’ve made so many wonderful friends through blogging and being on design teams. It’s been wonderful! I am married to my very supportive hubby, Brian and we have 2 daughters Elena age 12 and Christina age 8 and we live in the Connecticut suburbs. I am primarily a SAHM but work part time at my children’s school. I cherish every moment I spend with my family and I really love the creative outlet I get from making cards and paper projects! Thank you to Karen for asking me to join the YNS family this month.

We all look forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations this month! Welcome to the family Angela!

Happy Stamping Hugs!


A JIFFY Surprise

Good Morning!

I rec’d an email this morning from the talented and oh so humorous Carole Burrage and this is what it said…

Karen —

Just a few more minutes … visit my blog around 9 EST this a.m. for a fun surprise!

So of course Brandon I were watching the clock and at 9 am we visited her blog and was super surprised and excited this to see that the very talented JIFFY gals chose the adorable YNS Monkey Gone Bananas as their stamp choice this month for their FUN Jiffy challenge! Brandon said…oh mommy a monkey! CUTE!

If you’re not familiar with the Jiffy gals they are a group of friends who challenge each other each month to make a card just for fun! One person picks the stamp and another pick the designer paper, thank you Kim for picking Monkey Gone Bananas this month.

Since Carole gave me the heads up I’ll share her card with you…

Isn’t her snow monkey sooooo CUTE! Be sure to visit her blog Mother’s Little Helper and leave her a lovely comment and read her super fun post!

Also here is the list of all the Jiffy gals so you can hop along and check out their fun creations. I hope you leave them all some lovely comments!

Alli Miles

Kim Hughes

Carole Burrage

Lori Craig

Michele Boyer

Julie Campbell

Glenda Wyatt (talented guest)

Thanks ladies, you totally made my day!

Happy Stamping!


October Guest Designer

It’s Friday! YAY! It’s also October already! Where did September go? It seemed to just fly by!

I’d like to give a warm welcome to our super amazing and talented guest designer – Tori Wild! I instantly fell in love with Tori’s creative style and couldn’t wait to see what she would create with YNS stamps! Thank so you much for joining us this month Tori!

Here is a wonderful her bio in her own words…

I’m a “work-from-home” mom who left the rush of the corporate world a year ago to start an in-home daycare.  I love being home every day for my kids and as an added bonus, it gives me so much more stamping time!  I look forward to my afternoon “recess” each day during nap-time.  My “Wild” kids are Parker – 7, Kaiden – 5, and Gabrielle – 3 and I can’t forget my amazing husband, Jeremy — we just celebrated our 15 year wedding anniversary and are coming up on 20 years as a couple.  He puts up with my chaos and supports me in everything!   I love to stay busy and challenge my mind, so working with some of the most amazing stamp companies in the industry has been a huge honor and has led to so many amazing friendships.  I’m excited to play along with the YNS team this month! 

I can totally relate with her and wish my son would nap so I could have ‘recess’ too!

Check out this super adorable card she made using Cute Witch Ellie

Have a wonderful weekend!


August Guest Designer

I’d like to take a moment to welcome the talented Andrea Murdock to our YNS stamping family for the month of August!!! So glad to have you with us Andi!!!

Check out this super adorable Cupcake Cutie Fhiona card Andi created along with a bit of info in her own words…

Hi, my name is Andrea but I also go by Andi. I have been married to my best friend for 16 years and we have 2 daughters. Our house is always filled with laughter as we all like to think we are comedians and try to out do each other at making our family laugh! I have been papercrafting for about 10 years now and my addiction hasn’t slowed down a bit! I am not sure what I do more though- buy supplies or actually create- it may be tied! I am even getting better at using my pretty paper and ribbons and not just hoarding it lolz! My favourite medium to work with are copic markers and I love to find new ways to use stamps to show their versatility. My daughters like to craft with me and I have even learned how to share my copic markers without having my eye twitch hee hee! I fell in love with YNS images as they were so fun not only for me to play with but my daughters went nuts over them! They have such a fun whimsical look to them that they are a great addition to my crafting collection. I am so excited to be part of YNS’s August team!

Happy Stamping!


July Guest Designer

Welcome Cindy! We are so happy to have you joining us for the month of July!

Here is a beautiful card created by Cindy using Bubbly Fun Fhiona and little bit of info to help you get to know her better. Please be sure to visit her blog and show her some YNS love!

I was just thrilled to be asked to be guest designer for YNS!!! These stamps are so fun!!
I am a Wife, Mother and Grandmother who lives in Saskatchewan Canada. I love cardmaking, and spending time with my Hubby and Grandchildren.
Happy Stamping!

April Guest Designer and Sneak Peek

Hello and Happy Thursday!

I decided to start properly introducing our guest designers by sharing a little bit of info along with a photo. I’ve never done this before and I just adore all of my designers so I thought I should start giving everyone proper intros into the YNS family!!!

Please welcome our April guest designer…Silvia Mabie!!!! YAY!!! Welcome Silvia!!! Here is a lovely photo of Silvia with her children plus a little bit of info in her own words…

My name is Silvia and I was born in Portugal but am now living in Greece on the gorgeous island of Crete with my awesome hubby Andrew and 3 amazing kids David (6), Emelia (4) and Isabella (almost 3). I love anything crafty, especially card and gift making. I started rubber stamping for the sheer awesomness of scrapbooking and how cool it would be to have all those letters and supplies for scrapbooking…”I’m never going to get into makings cards” is what I said! yeahhh, right! I think for me the most awesome part about making cards is the instant gratification of getting a project done…having 3 kids so little it’s a wonder I get anything done!

I don’t think I really have a style, I like to try new things and experiment with new techniques…although simple layouts and a few embelishments are always a fav of mine…I also like the one layer cards…I just think they look cool!

Aside from crafting I love to take pictures, hike, swim, laze around on the beach and run…I like to go running at least 3 times a week…sometimes short runs and sometimes long runs!

Thank you sooo much for having me on as a guest designer this month…I am honored!

Be sure to visit Silvia’s blog and show her some love!

New Release Info

I’ve got 3 days of new releases planned starting Tuesday April 6th so be sure to stop by and check out all the new stamps and for your chance to win some too!!!!

There’s a new girl in town and not only is she Fhiona’s best friend but she is sooooo stinkin’ CUTE!!!! Her name is Ellie and here is a little peek…

Card by Starlet Anglea – Ellie with Pressies

I hope you love her as much as we all do!!!

Have a wonderful Easter and be sure to hop back here on Tuesday for Day 1 of the new releases!



Thanks Jen!

I hope everyone had a terrific long weekend! It was Thanksgiving here in Ontario so it was busy but a lot of fun as well 🙂 We got together with lots of family, ate a ton of food and then Brandon was so tired after running around with his cousins that he slept in every morning until around 9 am – WHOOO HOOOO!!! that was a real treat!
Ok so let me tell you about the adorable card I posted today 🙂
I just love Jen del Muro’s ‘Sketch for You to Try’ so I was just thrilled to find out she adores Your Next Stamp images! She was kind enough to share this card with me she made for all of you to see. Thanks Jen!
She has used the Just Swimming By Mermaid and rumor has it she might just use this layout for a future SFYTT 🙂 FUN!
Be sure to check out Jen’s sketch this week and join in the fun for your chance to win her goodie bag of treats!!!
What else is going on at YNS???
YNS is the proud sponsor of The Stamptacular Sunday Challenge – be sure to check out my Sunday post for the fun card I made for their Character Counts theme this week.
Also you still have time to join in YNS challenge #1 so hop on over to the YNS challenge blog and check out all the deets. Thank you to everyone who has already submitted their entry – all your cards look fantastic!!!
Have fun with the sketch and challenges! Lot’s of opportunity to win fun stuff – COOL!!!

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