August Guest Designer

First of all a special thanks to Jenny for sharing her fabulous YNS creations with us in July! I have a feeling that you’ll be seeing a lot more of her come September *wink*

I’d like to welcome the talented and sweet Julie Elak to the YNS family! I discovered Julie over at the YNS Challenge Blog, she submitted an adorable Kite Flying Fhiona creation and I couldn’t resist asking her to join us this month as our fabulous August Guest Designer.

Here is a super adorable card she made featuring Rainy Day Fhiona and a tid bit of info in her own words…

Hi, I am Julie Elak, aka “The Last Minute Crafter”. My days are kept busy working full time and running after my three children. Once the kids are in bed I start stamping away. I have been crafting since I was young and never stopped. Over the years I have tried many other crafts including, quilting, cross stitch and even knitting (which I am not too fond of). I love that with paper crafting I can usually start and finish a project within hours versus days or years! I started stamping well over 10 years ago, but my love for paper crafting found renewed energy once I discovered the online community in 2009.

I am so excited to be a guest designer for Your next Stamp this month. The cuteness factor to all the Your Next Stamp images just draws me right in. All the images are so fun to color or paper piece and just make me smile!

Julie, we look forward to seeing more wonderful and sweet YNS creations this month! Thanks for joining us!

I’ve got lots of fun announcements for you in August so stay tuned for more information regarding our special birthday hop – YNS is turning 2 and we need your help to celebrate! Plus look for a special monthly prize blog post announcement soon! Once I have the blinkie ready I’ll let you know all about it!!! YAY!

Out with the old in with the new!
I’m clearing out inventory to make room for new YNS goodies so be sure to stop by the YNS Store and grab a great deal!
Happy Stamping!

Out of this World

Happy Saturday Everyone!! 
I have to tell you that I had an absolute  blast creating this card!  I inked up one of my YNS favorites, Space Boy and all of his accessory images.  (I LOVE accessory, images don’t you?) Both of the “space” background panels were created with the planet and star accessory stamps.  I also added a few dots  stars with various blue Copic markers and a white paint pen.  The little aliens each have a touch of Stickles and the astronaut’s mask was given a thick coat of Glossy Accents for shine.  All of the images were popped up with foam tape for dimension. 
I also want to share something else that was a total blast for me this week   I was able to meet in person my friend and YNS DT sister, Dana Joy!!  Let me tell you…she is just so ADORABLY SWEET!!  We had the best time chatting and laughing. We even managed to sit down for a bit and color a few YNS images together!! 🙂  After we had some time to “do our thing” our families went out and enjoyed dinner together.  It was such an awesome afternoon and I I hope we can do it again soon!  (Please excuse the grainy picture, it was taken with my phone…I was so excited that I forgot to take my camera!!)

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Mini FUN!

It finally rained! YAY! It’s been so hot and dry here in Ontario so I’m actually happy to see the rain falling today!
I had some creative time again today and was in the mood for some bright fun colors so I decided to pulled out some Doodlebug products from my stash along with the sweet Mini Happy Days Mermaid stamp. I created this cute little card using the Doodlebug Swimming Pool Stripe Card along with some gems, a button and DP from the Nifty Notions collection.

Cute + Bright = smiles for me! I hope it made you smile too!

Do you adore the cute YNS mini stamps? Did you know that you can get any 3 for $9.95 – WOW! Check it out HERE!

Lots of AWESOME YNS stuff and events are coming your way in August so keep your eyes on this blog for more details! YIPPEE!!!

Have a fun and creative day!


Bee Happy

Just a quick post today…

I had a little stamping time this morning so I decided to ink up a few stamps from the super FUN Mini Greetings stamp set and created this cute Tic Tac Toe inspired CAS card…

The cardstock is Cryogen White which has a beautiful glitter/shimmer but I just couldn’t capture it in the photo and the flower center is a YNS Glittered Skittle – YUMMY! Love these embellies! I’ve got a few new colors and a new size of glittered skittle on the way…more about that later!

I hope you have a fun and creative day!

Happy Stamping!


Sketch Saturday Sponsor

It’s the weekend! YAY! I hope you have lots of fun things planned! We’re off to another family fun day on Sunday for my Dad’s birthday so that’s a guaranteed good time with the kiddies, yummy food and a few family laughs!

I’m excited to announce that YNS is sponsoring Sketch Saturday! FUN! It’s a super awesome challenge blog and all the gals over there are fabulous so be sure to stop by and check out all the wonderful DT creations and join in the FUN for your chance to win some YNS stamps! Rumor has it there might even be a discount code posted on the SS Blog for the YNS store too!

Here is the super fun sketch for this week…

I decided to flip the sketch, inked up the adorable image Dreaming of You along with the sentiment ‘beautiful’ from the Scene Sentiments set and came up with this…

A few details about this card…

  • Ink – Brilliance Graphite Black and Memento Lilac Posies
  • Embellies – YNS Glittered Skittle, Prima Flowers and Zva Crystals
  • Designer Paper – MME – Lime Twist – Happy Go Lucky
  • Colored with Copics
  • Nesties – Large Oval and Large Scallop Oval

I really love the way this turned out and I hope it inspires you to hop on over the the Sketch Saturday challenge blog!

Plus I’m happy to day that my card goes with our YNS challenge theme as well! It’s a 3-2-1 recipe so if you haven’t checked it out be sure to stop by the YNS Challenge blog too!

Enjoy your weekend!


YNS Challenge #47 – 3-2-1 Recipe

Happy Wednesday!
It’s time for YNS Challenge #47 – YAY!
Diana has challenged us with a 3-2-1 Recipe…
  • 3 embellishments (it can be 3 of the same of 3 totally different embellies)
  • 2 Patterns of paper
  • 1 image
I inked up the super sweet stamp Flower Pot Fairies for this challenge and this is what I came up with…

A Few Details about this card…

Be sure to hop on over to the YNS challenge blog to see all the fabulous DT creations! We look forward to seeing all your wonderful 3-2-1 creations!

Happy Stamping!


July Blog Hop Winner

Thank you for joining us for our New Release Blog Hop!!!

I used random number generator to pick the hop winner of these 2 super adorable stamps…

Kai and Kali from Hawaii

And the winner is…

#24 – Jan G.

Congrats! Please email me ( to claim your prize!

You still have time to take advantage of the YNS New Release Sale…
10% off your entire order (including sale items)

Online Code – YNSJULYNR

Sale ends July 20th at midnight EST

See you tomorrow for YNS Challenge #47!

Happy Stamping!


YNS July New Release Blog Hop!

It’s new release day and we’re celebrating with a super fun blog hop! YIPPEE!!! The hop starts tonight and will run until Monday July 18th at midnight EST.

I’m the end of the hop so if you’ve arrived here via the talented and ever so entertaining Carole Burrage’s blog you are in the right place! If not, be sure to start at the fabulous and super talented Kerri’s Blog so you don’t miss any of the fabulous YNS DT and YNS Guest creations!

This release features 3 new World Kids, a super sweet Soccer Cutie, an adorable new Ellie plus Curly Cutie Fhiona designed by the super talented Fhiona Galloway plus we’ve got 2 amazing new sets by the oh so talented Heather Rolin called Window Play Inside and Outside. All the stamps are FABULOUS and I hope you love them just as much as I do! All of these stamps along with your YNS favorites are available today at the YNS Store so be sure to grab your discount code at the end of my post and shop, shop, shop.

Today for my hop creation I decided to ink up the amazing new Window Play – Outside!

I coloured all the pieces in with Copics and glazed the window before cutting everything out, then I pop dotted everything together so the window has a 3D effect. As a finishing touch I added a few flowers and fancied up the centers with some YNS glittered skittles. This set was so fun to play with and it has endless possibilities! Love it!!!

I’d like to say thank you to Oma, a fabulous YNS customer I had the chance to meet back in April, for suggesting the soccer stamp! YNS needed an adorable little soccer player – thanks Oma!

Thank you so much for joining us today for our new release blog hop! I hope you had fun hoping along all the blogs.

In honor of this fabulous new release I have a 10% off your entire order online code for you to use over at the YNS Store. The best part about this sale is that many items are already on sale so this code will take an additional 10% off your order! WOW!

10% off your entire order (including sale items)
Online Code – YNSJULYNR
Sale ends July 20th

Here is the hop line up just in case you get lost along the way…

Kerri Michaud

Beth Ranney-Thomas

Peggy Toole


Jenny P. –  (YNS Guest)

Jen del Muro  { YNS Guest}

Wendy Ramlakhan


Carole Burrage  {YNS Guest}

Karen Dedman {you are here}

Before you go please leave a comment and enter your name into the linky below for your chance to win the new release stamps Kai and Kali from Hawaii!!! I’ll announce the winner on Tuesday July 19th.

Please note that even though you only need to enter your name once you must comment on all the blogs to be eligible for this amazing prize.
If you already entered your name on another blog along the way you do not need to enter it again below, you should already see your entry. 

Happy Stamping!


Guess What?

Tomorrow is new release day! Yep, that’s right! We have a fabulous blog hop planned so be sure to check out all the new stamps and hop creations tomorrow night!

The FUN begins at 8pm EST on Wednesday July 13th so mark your calendars! YIPPEE!!!

Here’s a little teaser…

Are you excited? Curious? I know I’m excited and I can’t wait for you to see all the fabby new stamps and amazing hop creations!

See you Wednesday!

Happy Stamping!


Just for laughs

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Summer has definitely kicked into high gear here as it’s hot and sunny most days and I’m loving it! I promised Brandon a trip to the park this morning before it gets too hot but before we head out I wanted to share a funny card I made using Mother Hen and the Mother Hen Sentiment.
Read the sentiment on the front and then scroll down to see the inside of the card…
Here’s the inside…

I made a card using these stamps for my brother in laws 40th birthday and I must say it was quite a funny moment when he opened the card, the laughter and comments were priceless!

I have to thank Linda Cummings for this idea…she emailed me one day and told me she made a card for her friend using Mother Hen and put this sentiment on the inside of her card. I laughed so hard and knew I just had to turn it into rubbah for all to enjoy.

I’ve had so many requests for different sentiments to match YNS stamps so I’ve been slowing adding some to the YNS image library. Be sure to check out all the sentiments available over at the YNS store plus many of the stamps come with a matching sentiment already as an added bonus.

I hope my card made you giggle today!

Until next time…

Happy Stamping!


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