ScrapFest 2014

Thank you so much to everyone who was able to visit the YNS booth at ScrapFest this weekend! I really appreciate all your support and love for YNS! 

I have to admit I didn’t think I could handle all the ScrapFest prep and the actual 2 day event with a new baby plus many of you may not know this by my Dad passed away suddenly on March 6th which turned my world upside down.  He was a wonderful man supported my love for YNS, he even came up with the name ‘Your Next Stamp’ so I knew he would want the show to go on! With all the support of my family and wonderful friends we made it happen and it was a super FUN weekend!  My Dad would be very proud!

Check it out…

Lots of wonderful customers shopping! Thank you so much for all your love for YNS!!! It really brightens my day to hear all the wonderful things you have to say about our products and designers! 
My brother in law Mal and Chris worked the cash – thanks guys! You made all the ladies smile with your good humor!
Jessica even came for a visit and she had a blast! Check out those big eyes and look of excitement! 
Tracy and Jen were amazing with the all customers! Thanks ladies!!! You gals ROCK!

We hope to see everyone at the next ScrapFest in Richmond Hill!!!

Stampy Hugs!

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ScrapFest fun and exciting news!

After many months of preparation our weekend at ScrapFest just flew by! We would like to say THANK YOU to all our amazing YNS fans, we had a super exciting and fun weekend!

Here are a few photos we captured of the YNS booth activities…

Lots of chatting and shopping – we shared lots of laughs this weekend!
Thank you to my loving hubby Chris for running the cash area and helping out with everything and anything. xo
Big thanks to Jen Roach who came Friday night and helped with the make and take
We made these adorable Kup Holders featuring…


Bela and Rebecca from Kards for Kids came on Saturday and rocked the make and take station!
We made these super cute Silly Monster 3×4 cards featuring…
Also for those of you who were able to attend the event you may have noticed that Chris, Brandon and I have some big news, for those of you who were unable to attend we would like to share our exciting news with you today…
I’m pregnant!!!
 We are super excited to be welcoming a new addition to our family this January!!! 
Thank you for your continued love and support for YNS products! 
Please join us for our New Release Blog Hop on October 22!
Stampy hugs!
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YNS April Guest Designer

Slow down 2012! I can’t believe it’s already April!!!

Anyone excited for ScrapFest???? 

I can’t believe it’s almost here!!! If you’re in town be sure to join in all the fun and stop by the YNS booth to say HI! Stay tuned for more information on some new April release stamps and dies plus the special ScrapFest stamps will return once again but only for a few days!!! More info coming soon!

Now let’s see who our awesome April guest is…

Please help me welcome Kelli Hull to YNS!!! If I was more organized I would have a picture and profile from Kelli but I totally forgot to ask her to share this with me – sorry Kelli! Please be sure to stop by Kelli’s blog and give her a warm welcome to YNS and to learn more about her as she is not only talented but also very funny and she is always making me laugh with her witty comments!


One thing I didn’t forget is to ask her to share a project so she created this adorable card featuring Digger! CUTE!



Thanks for joining us Kelli!


Have an awesome day!

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YNS ScrapFest Stamps are back!!!

Well as you’re reading this I’m busy building a wonderful display of stamps so you can SHOP your heart out!!! Yep, that’s right YNS is at ScrapFest in Oshawa, Ontario Friday and Saturday and I can’t wait to meet you so if you live in the area please be sure to stop by and introduce yourself. Rumor has it that I’m demoing a new stamp and die set and YES it will be available to purchase too!!! YIPPEE!! Don’t worry if you live too far away to visit us, I’ll release it online in about 3 weeks…maybe sooner :o))

YNS has had the privilege to design 2 CUTE stamps exclusive to ScrapFest and Lisa the wonderful person who runs this event has allowed me once again to make these 2 stamps available for you to purchase BUT you can only get them while ScrapFest is on so you’ve got until this Sunday to purchase these cuties

Tote Designed by Crystal Irwin
SF Cropper Fhiona and SF Shopper Fhiona are available right now over at the YNS Store for 3 days only and that’s not all…these cuties are only $6 each plus FREE SHIPPING! WHAT? Yep, you heard me I’m offering FREE SHIPPING all weekend long!!! YIPPEE!!!
FREE SHIPPING CODE – SF2011FALL
Please note that the free shipping code applies to orders in Canada and the US Only.
Some of the YNS DT gals have some super cute ScrapFest projects and a few other cutie YNS Designs to share with you today so be sure to check those out!!!
Wanna WIN some YNS Stamps???
It’s really easy…I promise! All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog and I’ll enter your name into a draw to win one of these cutie ScrapFest Stamps!!!
Already own these stamps? No worries, if your name gets chosen I’ll substitute and give you some YNS bucks to spend instead! How cool is that???

Have FUN Shopping and remember to leave me a nice comment, really you can say anything…how much you love YNS, that you think these stamps are so stinkin’ cute, tell me how amazing the YNS DT is…really, anything, just as long as it’s a nice sweet comment :o))

I’ll draw 2 random winners and post the winner here on the YNS Blog on Monday October 17th.

Cheers!


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It’s time for another September Sneak Peek!

Well starting bright and early tomorrow morning I’m in for a busy yet exciting and fun weekend!

First stop is One Crazy Stamper Inc. – Bolton, Ontario – I’ll be there from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm so I hope you stop by to join in all the fun and shopping!

Then I’m heading home to attend a friends wedding, Chris is the best man and I’m excited to apart of this special day!

Sunday morning I’m heading to St. Jacobs to The Scrapping Turtle for some more fun and excitement. I’ll be arriving at 11:30 am and I’ll be there all afternoon so I hope you stop by for lots of fun and shopping!

Then I’ll head on home, give my son a squeeze and I think I’ll be ready for a long nap! LOL

Ok so before I start my weekend of fun and adventure let me show you another 2 peeks at the SUPER CUTE September release!!! YAY!

Apple Cutie – Fhiona Galloway
Card Design by Kerri Michaud
Fall Fun Bear – Franfou Designs
Card Design by Peggy Toole
CUTE! CUTE! CUTE! I can’t wait for you to see the rest of this super fun release! The September release will be available for you to purchase this weekend at the stores I’m visiting but if are not a local customer, fear not, I will have the entire release available on the YNS Website on Sept 14th! YIPPEE!!!
Have a fun and creative weekend!
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Wanna see another September sneak peek?

Of course you do!!! This release is SUPER CUTE and I know you will LOVE all the new fabulous stamps!!!

Here is a peek at another wonderful and adorable Fhiona Galloway design…

GOT CANDY?
Card Design by Wendy Ramlakhan

How cute are those trick or treaters?! I would hand over my entire stash of candy if they came to my door!!! CUTE!

All the new releases will be available on Sept 14th over at the YNS Website but if you live in the area I highly recommend you come see me in Bolton on Saturday at One Crazy Stamper Inc. or St. Jacobs at The Scrapping Turtle on Sunday…why, you ask? I’m bringing the entire release with me to both stores PLUS I have a little something COOL up my sleeve for the holiday season!!! EEK! I can’t wait to show you what it is!!! I will announce it here on the YNS Blog next week sometime but for now I’m keeping my lips sealed!

Have a fun and creative day!

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Up and Coming Events

Do you want to join me for some FABULOUS and FUN make n’ takes?

I hope you just screamed YES at your computer screen!!!

2 wonderful store owners Lora (One Crazy Stamper Inc.) and Hannah (The Scrapping Turtle) have invited me to join their store celebrations and I would LOVE for you to come by and join in all the FUN!

Here are the details…

Sept 10th 2011 – One Crazy Stamper Inc
Location – 25 Mill Street, Unit A – Bolton Ontario
Sept 11th 2011 – The Scrapping Turtle
Location – 1440 King Street North – St. Jacobs, Ontario
They are celebrating 1 year at their new location!!!

Plus YNS will once again be at ScrapFest Oshawa so be sure to mark your calendars and check out the website for pre registration which starts tomorrow, Wednesday September 24th at 8pm.

And if you want to get your hands on the ADORABLE YNS Scrapfest Fhiona stamps then be sure to mark your calendar and hop on over to the YNS website between Oct 13th and 16th to grab yours for your collection – these cuties are only available to purchase twice a year!

ScrapFest Cropper Fhiona (2010) and ScrapFest Shopper Fhiona (2011)

Later this week I’ll post Maureen’s super awesome pizza box tutorial! YAY!

Have a fun and creative day!


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ScrapFest News and Hop Winners

Good Morning!

WOW! I had an awesome weekend!!! ScrapFest was so much fun and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting everyone – thank you for stopping by the YNS booth!!! I’m so glad everyone loved the new ScrapFest stamp and thank you Lisa for being so awesome to work with!!! Hmmmm I think it’s time to start working on something for Oshawa 2011 *grin*.

It was great seeing lots of familiar faces like MaryAnn, JoAnn, Susan, Marina and lots of new faces too like Oma, Kerry (thanks for saying hi on Carole’s behalf – that was so sweet of you), Cheri, Donna – I could go on and on! Also it was great chatting with Emily and Ryan again from Stamping Bella – you guys are a blast! I look forward to seeing everyone again at the Oshawa ScrapFest.
 

Exciting News…
If you are local and planning on attending the Toronto Creativ Festival show this weekend please stop by the Memory Keeper’s booth #376. Shelia will have my card display and YNS stamps for sale at her booth so be sure to say HI and let her know that I sent you!

Here are just a few pictures of the YNS booth…

Just finishing set up – opening in 10 minutes – YAY! I’m the one wearing pink kneeling on the ground looking for more awesome DT card samples.
My sister Robin and I (thanks for the cool name tag Jen D.)
Chris (my husband) running the cash station

HUGE thanks to Robin and Chris as I couldn’t have done this without you guys! THANK YOU!!!

Alrighty let’s get onto our hop winners!!! Thank you for participating and hopping along to see all the fabulous DT creations!

The winners were picked by my son Brandon…

Winner of the ScrapFest Cropper Fhiona stamp is… #6 – Sue D.

Winner of the ScrapFest Shopper Fhiona stamps is… #9 – Ann

Congrats ladies! Email me (karen@yournextstamp.com) to claim your prize.

Plus the free shipping was a huge success that I’ve extended it for 2 more days – enter code SF2011 and get free shipping on your entire order – ends Tuesday at midnight.
 Until next time…happy stamping!
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Surprise ScrapFest Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to our Surprise Blog Hop! YIPPEE!!! I LOVE ScrapFest and just adore working with Lisa the president of this amazing paper crafting event!

Today we get to officially introduce you to the super adorable ScrapFest Shopper Fhiona!!! This stamp was made exclusively for ScrapFest Kitchener and will be available for 3 days! You will also be able to get the super cute ScrapFest Cropper Fhiona so be sure to check both of these stamps out at the YNS store along with our FUN new Good Friend stamp set which was released yesterday!

Alright so I did say this is a surprise hop so lets get hopping! You are at the beginning of the hop and I’m sharing a project that Crystal made using both the ScrapFest stamps…it’s a super cute tote which you will see on her blog along the hop so be sure to tell her how adorable it is!!!

Hop along for your chance to WIN!!! One lucky winner will be drawn at random from the entries in the linky list to receive both ScrapFest stamps (Shopper Fhiona & Cropper Fhiona).

If you purchase one or both of these stamps this weekend and then find you are the lucky winner of the prize draw, you will be given a $6 or $12 gift certificate to spend at the store as your blog hop prize.

I’m happy to announce that we also have a Special Offer:

As both these stamps are only available to buy for a very limited time (8-10 April 2011), I’m offering both stamps at a special price of $6 each with FREE SHIPPING – use code SF2011 when checking out and free shipping with be applied to your entire order. WOW!!!

Ok so now you need to visit CHRIS who is the next stop on our hop!!! Here is the rotation just in case…
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Karen Dedman http://www.yournextstamp.com/blog/ (you are here)

Chris Olsen http://twinklesglow-glowbug.blogspot.com/

Beth Ranney-Thomas http://inkyfingersrule.blogspot.com/

Crystal Irwin http://crystalkbk.blogspot.com/

Wendy Ramlakhan http://sugarpea-designs.blogspot.com/

Peggy Toole http://cardcrazy.wordpress.com/

Dana Joy http://gotjoycreations.blogspot.com/

Jenny Suchin http://suchins.blogspot.com/

Diana Genario http://doodledeedesigns.blogspot.com/

Maureen Wong http://mycasestudies.blogspot.com/

Kerri Michaud http://cardsbykerri.blogspot.com/

Simonne Clay http://semsee.blogspot.com/

I’m on my way to ScrapFest to finish setting up the YNS booth – YAY! If you live in the area be sure to stop by for a visit!

FYI – the entire April release will be available at ScrapFest and then later this month I’ll be releasing everything online so come on over to the YNS booth and be the first to see all the new stamps!!!

Happy Stamping!

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ScrapFest Hop Winner

Thank you so much for all your amazing comments and emails about the adorable ScrapFest Cropper Fhiona! Many of you hopped along and joined in our fun hop and scooped her up for your own personal collection. YAY!

I had an absolute blast at ScrapFest and met so many amazing people! I’d like to thank all my wonderful customers who stopped in to say Hi! I loved meeting all of you and it was great to see some familiar faces from ScrapFest in Kitchener too! Special thanks to Christine from Dol Creations who made an effort to track me down and introduce herself – it was so great to meet you Christine!!!

I’m also so grateful for my family who helped me prepare for this event. Everyone was there with me as well to help out and support me – thank you so much! I really couldn’t do this without all of you!

I’m still unpacking and winding down from all the excitement and waiting on some pictures that my family took of the event so while I’m waiting to get the remaining photos here is a picture of my sister and niece helping with the final set up of the booth on Friday night…

Now let’s announce the ScrapFest hop winner!

I used random.org and our winner is…

#10 Terriavidreader – http://triesmakingcards.blogspot.com/

Congrats! Email me your mailing address so I can mail you your prize!!!

Happy Stamping!

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