Smores Anyone?

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Happy Friday!

I just couldn’t resist sharing this super fun and creative smores bag created by Kerry Urbatch which just happens to be the featured project right now on PCP!  Kerry used the adorable Fhiona’s Tent stamp and created a yummy smores bag…how creative! I think this is a must have for all campers venturing out to the wild! I know I would be quite happy sitting by the camp fire munching away on some of these sweet treats!

Happy Stamping!

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Simple Summer Card

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I’m really loving the colours in this new Bo Bunny Sun Kissed line and with this heat chilling by the water with a glass of Crystal Light (or whatever you fancy) is definitely on my mind. I had a little crafting time yesterday and decided to make this simple summer fun card…
I used the fancy drink from the Dale Design Cheers set and decided to color it in using some reinkers and my water pen and then finished it off which a little sparkle smooch and clear glaze for the glass – FUN! The sentiment I used is from the Fhiona and Fhinn Hiking stamp set and I now have amazing white gel pens in stock which I used for the highlights on the glass.
The flower started off white until I got a hold of it and added some color, the purple flower is from the Sun Kissed Flower set and then of course I had to add some baubles!
Making Room For New Stamps and Stuff!
Happy Stamping!
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SFYTT Sponsor

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I am so excited to once again sponsor Jen D’s Sketch For You To Try! Jen is super talented and I always love her wonderful creations so be sure to check out out her fun SFYTT blog.

Here is the sketch for this week…

Thursday was a very special day so I would like to start off by saying HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELLIE!!! Jen’s daughter’s name is Ellie and she celebrated her 4th birthday on Thursday. Today she is having her birthday party so I got out my Ellie with Pressies stamp and made a birthday card in honor of this occasion!

The sentiment is from the Mini Greetings set and the DP and coordinating button and gems is from the new Bo Bunny Sun Kissed line. I just love all the bright fun colors!
There is an awesome prize up fro grabs and a YNS store discount for all Jen’s participants so be sure to hop on over to the SFYTT blog for all the details!
On another note…I’m looking to add some new DT members to the YNS team so be sure to check out all the details HERE. Please email me if you have any questions.
Happy Stamping!
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YNS Challenge #20


Happy Wednesday!

It’s time for YNS Challenge #20 – YIPPEE!!! Angela is our wonderful hostess and she has challenged us to use FLOWERS on our cards and creations. I love flowers and there are so many different flower stamps, embellishments and papers to choose from so I’m sure you’ll have as much fun playing along as I did!

I decided to use the Flower Garden stamp for my card. I used the solid half of this stamp set and I really had fun messing around with the different inks to get the multi colored look. Of course, I had to add a little sparkle and bling just for fun!
Be sure to check out the awesome paper and embellishment sale I’ve got going on at the YNS store.

Hop on over the the YNS challenge blog to check out all the challenge details on how to win some YNS bucks and also to see all the other fabulous cards created by the YNS starlets!

Happy Stamping!

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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!
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YNS DT Call

Your Next Stamp is looking for new DT members!


Are you a paper crafter who loves rubber stamping? Do you have a well-maintained blog and love to share your creations with others? Are you organised and able to meet deadlines? Are you a team player and willing work with other designers? Would you like to be on a fabulous, friendly, talented and helpful DT? Would you like to work with adorable, cute and whimsical rubber stamps? If so…

 YNS is looking for you!


This is an open design team call, so anyone of any age from anywhere can apply! The new DT term will run for 6 months from September 1st 2010 through February 28th 2011. You must have a well-maintained blog on which you would be willing to share your YNS creations each week, be able to take good quality digital photographs of your work, and possess great coloring skills (full DT requirements are listed below).


This call will remain open from today (July 1st 2010) through midnight EST on July 31st 2010. New members will be contacted via email within a week of the DT call ending and announced on my blog thereafter.


Before submitting your application for our team, please read through the detailed DT requirements that you can download as a pdf from HERE. Please do not apply if you cannot meet our requirements for the full 6 month term.


To apply:


– Post a message on your blog about our DT call and share 3 of your best creations in that post. You can include cards, scrapbook pages and/or altered items. If you have made anything using YNS stamps we’d love to see them too, but please note that this is not required to apply.


– Then send an email to ynsdtcall@gmail.com including your full name, contact info (including email address), blog address, links to any online galleries, and a link to your DT application post. Please also include a brief description about you and your stamping style and coloring media, current and previous Design Team work, published work, and any other information you would like to share! (please note: previous DT experience and/or publication of your work is not necessary to apply)


When we’ve received your email with all the above information, we’ll send you an email confirming receipt of your application. If you don’t hear from us within 5 days of applying, assume we did not receive your application and please re-send it.


We look forward to receiving your applications!

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Happy Anniversary

Yep, that’s right 3 years ago Chris and I got married! Happy Anniversary babe! He is a wonderful husband and loving father and I’m lucky to call him my hubby! He planned something really special for our anniversary…a hot air balloon ride! Oh, how exciting!
I made him a simple card using the Mini Greetings set to create my background and then the sentiment is from the Wedding Fhiona set which is retiring and on sale so be sure to scoop it up while it’s still available!
Plus if you haven’t noticed I’m excited to let you know that all YNS stamps (except retired sets) are now on cling, trimmed and all ready to be used with any acrylic block.
Enjoy your day!
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Off the Wall Craftiness Challenge Sponsor

Today YNS is the proud sponsor of a fun challenge blog called Off the Wall Craftiness – cute name! The challenge today is an inspiration challenge and you are to use the colors from the photo or create something that is similar to the photo – just have fun with it and create something that was inspired by this yummy photo…
I decided to go bright and fun for my card! I used the turquoise blue and raspberry pink from the photo and paired it up with Fairy Fhiona and a ton of sparkle and bling!!! The sentiment is from the Mini Greetings Set.
{Click on the photo for a closer look}
Hop on over the the OTWC Challenge blog and play along for your chance to win the Just Swimming By Mermaid stamp set!
Happy Stamping!
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YNS Challenge #19 – Patterned Ribbon

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It’s time for another YNS Challenge! YIPPEE! Amy is our hostess with the mostest and she has challenged us to use patterned ribbon on our cards! FUN!
I have love to collect ribbon so I went through my stash and picked out a patterned ribbon and then picked out a stamp I thought would go nice with the ribbon. I chose to go with a vintage look and used the new Dale Designs stamp Best Friends which I totally adore! You may be wondering how the little boy got plaid shorts…well I very carefully drew them on with my Copic 0.1 Multiliner pen. I’ve also started using the Neenah Solar White cardstock when coloring with Copics and I really loving the way they blend on this paper. I had a lot fun creating this card and I must say I am very pleased with the end result.
I hope you decide to play along for your chance to win some YNS bucks! Check out all the details over at the YNS Challenge Blog.
Happy Stamping!
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Happy Dad’s Day

Just a quickie post to say Happy Dad’s Day to all the wonderful fathers out there! Here is the card I made for Brandon to give to his daddy today!

Chris LOVES nature and everything to do with leaves and trees so I thought the Branch Tree was perfect for his card. He also has been going on and on about how much he loves the Sparkle Tree House Leaves dp so I used it for the background which I thought really went well with this image. I also completed the inside using the Happy Father’s Day sentiment from the Mixed Bag of Greetings set and the Corner Leaf Border to carry on the nature theme. If you are wondering how I stamped the tree…I stamped the entire top portion of the tree with Brilliance Thyme ink and then used my blender pen and went over the branches with Brilliance Coffee Bean ink. The trunk is stamped with the Coffee Bean as well.

On a side note…yes the dp and the ink have sparkle in them! My hubby is wonderful and accepts the fact that I love to add sparkle to my creations even when they are for him!!! lol

Thank for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day!

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