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!
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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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 (karen@yournextstamp.com) to claim your prize!

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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!

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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 http://cardsbykerri.blogspot.com/

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

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

Dana http://gotjoycreations.blogspot.com/

Jenny P. – http://mylittlestampinspot.blogspot.com/  (YNS Guest)

Jen del Muro http://iheart2stamp.com/  { YNS Guest}

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

Diana http://doodledeedesigns.blogspot.com/

Carole Burrage http://motherslittlehelper.typepad.com/  {YNS Guest}

Karen Dedman http://www.yournextstamp.com/blog/ {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!

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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!

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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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Deal of the Week

Did you know that every week there are special deals in the YNS store just for you???

Yep, that’s right! Every Sunday I post a new Deal of the Week and this weeks deals are especially SWEET! Not only do I have some amazing stamps on sale but I’ve also put tons of embellishments in the store on sale for 20% off – WOW!!! Wait that’s not all…the entire World Kid’s collection is also 10% off all week long! WOW!

So what are you waiting for…hop on over the the YNS Store to check out these awesome deals and shop shop shop!!! FUN!!!

Happy Stamping!!!

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YNS Bundle #5 is here!

Happy Friday!

We’ve got another fabulous hand selected bundle of products for you today! YNS bundles are made up by the DT and contain products that all co-ordinate so that you can spend more time creating and less time trying to decide which products go together.

Kerri chose a wonderful selection of products to create the super cute Birthday Surprise Bundle featuring the stamp Birthday Surprise Fhiona.

Here are Kerri’s inspirational card…

And here is the bundle of products you’ll find in the Birthday Surprise YNS Bundle

All the YNS bundles come with an automatic 10% discount so be sure to check them out at the YNS Store.

Our current YNS Challenge is all about buttons so be sure to pop on over to the challenge and join in all the fun!

Enjoy your weekend!

Happy Stamping!

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