A little bit of this and a little bit of that

Good Morning!

First of all yesterday I mentioned that today I would make a special sponsorship announcement…well I messed up the dates and was told that I can’t spill the beans quite yet. You’ll just have to wait until Saturday May 7th so stay tuned as it will will be well worth the wait :o)

Today I’ve got a new weekly special up for grabs and it’s a combo deal this week!

Fairy Fhiona and Flying High Fhiona – both for $9.95 – WOW!

I’d like to say special thanks to DT member Chris Olsen, she has inspired us for many months now with her fabulous YNS projects and although her DT term has come to an end I’m sure we still see lots of YNS creations on her blog – thank you Chris for all your inspiration and for your wonderful friendship. We all wish you the best!

In closing, I’d like to share a few of Chris’s wonderful YNS cards and projects…

Erin from Ireland and Miya from China (this is just part of her amazing World Kids banner)

Happy Stamping!


May Guest Designer

It’s a beautiful sunny day here! YAY! It rained all week so I can’t wait to get outside and enjoy the day!

Today I would like to welcome back Cindy Haffner to YNS as our May guest designer – welcome Cindy!!!

 She made this beautiful card…

Ainsley from Scotland is so ADORABLE and I love the colors Cindy used and the fun layout!

I notied that Cindy used a charm on her card too! ‘So Charming’ just happens to be our current YNS Challenge theme – be sure to check out all the details and join in the fun over at the YNS Challenge Blog.

I hope you have a bright and sunny day! I’ll be back tomorrow with a special sponsor announcement!

Happy Stamping!


Best Fishes!

Happy Friday all,

It’s Diana here with a special fishy something lol. I wanted to share a card I created using Fhiona’s Pet Fish
There are several other Fhiona Pet Stamps as well:  Fhiona’s Pet Bunny, Fhiona’s Pet Bird, Fhiona’s Pet Turtle, and Fhiona’s Pet Dog. They can all be found at the YNS Store. I think this line is so brilliant.
I used the older MOJO173 Sketch for this. I colored the image with my Copics and added the perfect coordinating buttons, as well as some dimension. 
I topped it all off with my new Nestabilities – Netted Fish. They worked out perfectly with this stamp.  I enjoyed breaking out my airbrush for the fishes.
Also, just a friendly reminder that we have a new Challenge up over at the YNS Challenge Blog.  We are working with Charms for this weeks challenge – So Charming. Hope you can come play along with us.
Thank you so much for visiting with us today, and I hope everyone has a fun and relaxing weekend!

YNS Challenge #41 – Charms

Hello friends!

I hope everyone had a fabulous Easter! We had so much fun visiting family and Brandon always has a blast playing with all his little cousins. Before I get to my challenge card I just had to share this adorable photo of Brandon and I hunting Easter eggs…check out the cute bunny ears :o)

It’s time for another YNS Challenge – YAY! Crystal is our wonderful hostess for YNS Challenge #41 and she has challenged us to use a charm on our card or project. I love charms and seem to stash them more than use them – oops!

If you don’t have any charms here are a few ideas the DT came up with…you could make your own from sparkly cardstock or emboss a cut out with silver or gold embossing powder, you could dangle a pretty button or bead off your card or even make one from play clay – FUN!

 I was excited to look through my charm stash and decided to use a flower charm for my card today. I paired it up with one of my favorite stamp sets by Heather Rolin – Happiness. I LOVE this set – the flowers make really fun DP and the sentiments are perfect for so many different cards and scrapbook pages – the possibilities are endless!

Be sure to check out all the FABULOUS DT creations over at the YNS challenge blog and join in the fun for your chance to win some YNS Stamps!
Happy Stamping!


HI everyone! Hope you all had a Happy Easter!!
Just wanted to share a card I did using the super sweet “Song Bird”
Isn’t she sweet, singing a spring melody!

As you see from all my creations, I love CAS cards. And this stamp makes for a great CAS card. You can also cut off the musical notes and use them for other projects like I have. For the background on this card, I just flicked my marker on the cap over the paper. I use Copic markers to color my images.

PS: You only have one day left to join us for the Texture It Challenge HERE!  We’ll have a new challenge for you on Wednesday.  

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Home Tweet Home

Hello and happy Monday!  I hope you had a wonderful Easter!  I have a card to share with you today using one of the newly released images called Home Tweet Home.  Love it!  I’ve always been drawn to birdhouses, and I really love the modern feel that this one has.  The dp is some fab Echo Park Paper Co. For the Record and I used last week’s Mojo Monday #187 sketch for the layout. 
You still have a couple days to join us for the Texture It Challenge HERE!  We’ll have a new challenge for you on Wednesday.  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Home Tweet Home
Paper:  PTI Pure Poppy, Ocean Tides, EPP For the Record
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Sewing Machine, Circle and Lacey Circle Nestabilities, MFT Die-namics medium scalloped die, Dimensionals, PTI Pure Poppy Ribbon

April New Release Winner and Easter Wishes

Thank you for stopping by and commenting on the fabulous and fun April new release blog post! The DT did a fantastic job showcasing the new stamps! Thanks ladies!

The winner of the new release prize package is…

#16 – Lynne in NI

Congrats! Please contact me karen@yournextstamp.com to claim your prize.

I’d also like to say Happy Easter! We are off to my parents house today for a fun filled day and then off to my in laws tomorrow for another great day – YAY! I hope your weekend is filled with family and friends too!

Here is one of many Easter cards I made using Dale’s Butterfly Easter Basket

This stamp was so much fun to color and I just had to pair it up with one of my new favorite paper collections – Echo Park Springtime.

Until next time!

Happy Stamping


Flutterbug Wishes

Hey everyone, Dana here and I’m soooo glad it’s Friday.  It has been a super long week.  I’m showing off the adorable newly released stamp set called Flutterbug Wishes.  I know that you have seen some amazing creations this week by the DT members with this set and all the other ones.  I super love this one because it just reminds of me of spring.  So cute!!  I hope you had a chance to pick up the new images out for April if not fly on over to the YNS Store and pick your stamp sets up today. 
Have a fabulous Friday everyone.

New Release Song Bird and YMSC40 Texture It challenge Reminder…

Happy Thursday everyone. It is Chris here… Today I want to share a card I created with the darling new release from Your Next Stamp called  Song Bird.  One of my favorite things to do is watch the birds, especially blue birds.  Here is my creation:

I used paper from my Prima Madeline dp.  The image is colored with copics.  I also added spanish moss to the nest for texture.  The bird on the front is cut out with the Petite Ovals Spellbinders and my Spellbinders Grand Caliber.  The sentiment is computer generated.  The inside sentiment is cut out with the Spellbinders Labels 21.  In addition to my stitching, I added some hand drawn doodled faux stitching.

This card also fits this week’s challenge: Texture it with the added Spanish Moss and the dry embossing.  You too can join us for the YNSC40 challenge.  There is still 5 days to go until the challenge ends, just link your creation here. 

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great day!!


April New Release Stamps!

It’s time to release some new stamps! YAY! You can check out all the adorable and fun new stamps over at the YNS store…we’ve got 2 new Franfou Designs, a wonderful new collection by Heather Rolin, some gorgeous new Dale Designs plus a few new super cute Fhiona Designs – Picnic Ellie and Yummy Jam! I love them all!!!

Today we’re doing things a little different, we don’t have a blog hop for you so I’ve grabbed all the fabby DT creations and I’m posting them right here on the YNS blog.

I’ve also got some new stamps up for grabs so be sure to leave a comment and enter your name in the linky below for your chance to win a new release surprise stamp package! I’ll announce the winner Saturday April 24.

Here are all the fabulous and inspirational DT creations, in no particular order, all I can say is WOW!!!

Also be sure to check out our NEW Weekly Special and all the awesome new sampler packs! We’ve got buttons, brads, gems and paper all in smaller sample packs so you can have more variety!

New Release Special – 10% off your order
Online Code – YNSApril10
Sale ends April 22 at midnight

Happy Stamping and Shopping!


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