Sketch and Color Challenge #91

Are you ready for a new challenge?

Challenge #91 starts today and runs through June 21, 2018! There is a sketch and color combo to choose from, unless you really want to challenge yourself and combine the two!  Play along for the change to win a YNS Store gift certificate.

Did you know that YNS Challenges come with 2 chances to win?   Link up your creation for the main challenge and then be sure to share it on Instagram, Splitcoaststampers and/or YNS’ Facebook page for a chance to win our social media challenge.  Scroll on down for all the details.

One random participant will win a $15.00 gift certificate to the YNS Store, plus if the winner uses YNS products on their creation they will receive an additional $5.00 on their gift certificate.  We also select our favorite creation featuring YNS products from all participants and announce a “Top Pick”.   The random winner and “Top Pick” will be announced on the YNS blog the Sunday following the challenge close.   Link up a picture of your creation from your blog, gallery, etc. at the bottom of this post and you will be entered to win.

PLUS…if you are using YNS products on your creation why don’t you take the YNS Social Media challenge too?! You don’t need to create a different project, simply add your Challenge #91 entries to IG, SCS or FB.  Check out all the details in the rules at the bottom.

The sketch

If you use the sketch feel free to swap out shapes or rotate; so long as we can see the basic sketch was your inspiration.

The colors

If you choose the color combo, be sure to use at least 3 colors and feel free to add in neutrals.

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Here is inspiration from the designers:

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Kendra

YNS Supplies: Flowers and Smiles | Flowers and Smiles Die Set | Circles with Stitching and Piercing Marks Die Set | Black Olive Ink | Gumdrops | Hugs and Kiss 6×6 Paper Pad | Divine Twine

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Andrea

YNS Supplies: Sea FriendsTiny Waves Die SetWave Panel Die | Stitched Circle Frame Die Set | Black Olive Dye Ink

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Holly

YNS Supplies:  Punny Pineapples Stamp and Die Set| Summer Plaid 6×6 Paper PadLittle Ledges Die Set | Circles Die Set | Black Olive Ink Pad | Almond Latte Ink Pad | Cherry Blossom Ink PadWashi Tape Die Set

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Deborah

YNS Supplies:  One in a MelonOne in a Melon dies | Watermelon party paper Scallop circles | Olive green ink

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Koren

YNS Supplies:  Puddles of FunPuddles of Fun Coordinating Dies Stitched Square Die setStitched Happy Rainbow Die Set

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Be sure to join in the fun and share your own creation inspired by either the sketch or the colors OR both!  Link up your project through Inlinkz below, up to 3 entries per person.

  • YNS’ challenge #91 ends on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at midnight EST
  • If you use the sketch feel free to swap out shapes or rotate; so long as we can see the basic sketch was your inspiration.
  • If you choose the color combo, be sure to use at least 3 colors and feel free to add in neutrals.
  • Only new creations please.
  • Limit of 3 entries per challenge, per person, each entry must be different.
  • Be sure to link back to our challenge in your blog post or gallery entry.
  • Entries not meeting the challenge guidelines will be removed.
  • All stamps are welcome, although we love to see YNS stamps and dies on your projects.
  • One random participant will win a $15 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp store.  If YNS stamps or dies are the focal point then the winner receives an additional $5 gift certificate for a total of $20.  The winner will be announced on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.
  • The YNS Top Pick will receive the “YNS Top Pick” badge and their project will be featured on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.  To be considered for the Top Pick, YNS stamps/dies must be the focal point of your project.
  • Social Media mini challenge – Does your challenge creation feature YNS products?  Then take our social media mini challenge to be entered in an extra prize drawing!   In addition to the inlinkz link up below to your blog or gallery, add your challenge creation to Instagram with “#yournextstamp” and “#ynschallenge91” the YNS Facebook page referencing “challenge91” in your comment, and/or the SplitcoastStampers gallery with keyword “yournextstamp” and”ynschallenge91″ and be sure to mention the YNS Challenge.   There will be a separate drawing for all challenge projects added to those 3 social media sites during the challenge time period.  If you add to one site then you receive 1 entry in the drawing.  If you add to two you receive 2 entries and 3 entries if you add to all three.   Remember, this is only for challenge creations featuring YNS products.  The random winner will receive a YNS Store gift certificate for $20.

Have fun!!!
-Julie and the YNS Team


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A Tropical Stamp Create Repeat with Ashley Abelson

Ashley Abelson shares how to make summery pineapple tags in this week’s Stamp Create Repeat video!

Tropic Like it’s Hot!   With sunglasses and bright colors, these pineapple tags are a fun way to decorate a gift.

 

 

Click here to view the video on You Tube or click directly on the video below.

YNS Supplies: Punny Pineapples Stamp, Punny Pineapples Die Set, Cool Tags Four Die Set, Pretty Peacock Matte Gumdrops, YNS Black Olive Ink

Happy Stamping!

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A Huge THANKS to Lisa Lara

Today Lisa Lara is in the spotlight!  Lisa is stepping down from the design team…yep, grab that box of tissues!  We are so sad to see her leave and we are going to miss her sunny personality and amazing creations!

Lisa has been an inspiration to everyone, her style can be described as clean and simple and incredibly creative.   She puts her own fun spin on every stamp set she touches and the results are always something that makes us say “why didn’t I think of that??!!!”.    We plan on asking begging Lisa to be a guest in the future and just like with Kerri, you never know what the future brings!

Here is a look back on a few of our favorites designed by Lisa.  Each card shows how Lisa brings innovation to every stamp set.

YNS Supplies:  Paint Swooshes and Splatters | Fun Faces 2

 

YNS Supplies:   Scratch Pad

 

YNS Supplies: Snorkel Fun Fishy

Thank you Lisa!  We wish you well!

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Spring/Summer 2018 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Candy Winner

Today is the day!  We have a winner!

First, we would like to say a big thanks to everyone who stopped by and left a comment on our Spring/Summer 2018 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

The winner of the YNS Prize Pack filled with Hammie, paper, gumdrops and more is… Cardhappyone who left this comment:

Congratulations!   Please contact Karen via the “contact us” link at the bottom of the site to claim your prize pack.


Mark your calendar for June 9th when the design team and guests will be hosting a hop featuring their favorite YNS products.

Happy Stamping!

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Sketch and Color Challenge #90 – More Inspiration

Have you played along with challenge #90?   There is still a week to link up your creation for the chance to win a YNS Store gift certificate.

Challenge #90 runs through June 7, 2018! There is a sketch and color combo to choose from, unless you really want to challenge yourself and combine the two!

Did you know that YNS Challenges come with 2 chances to win?   Link up your creation for the main challenge and then be sure to share it on Instagram, Splitcoaststampers and/or YNS’ Facebook page for a chance to win our social media challenge.  Scroll on down for all the details.

One random participant will win a $15.00 gift certificate to the YNS Store, plus if the winner uses YNS products on their creation they will receive an additional $5.00 on their gift certificate.  We also select our favorite creation featuring YNS products from all participants and announce a “Top Pick”.   The random winner and “Top Pick” will be announced on the YNS blog the Sunday following the challenge close.   Link up a picture of your creation from your blog, gallery, etc. at the bottom of this post and you will be entered to win.

PLUS…if you are using YNS products on your creation why don’t you take the YNS Social Media challenge too?! You don’t need to create a different project, simply add your Challenge #90 entries to IG, SCS or FB.  Check out all the details in the rules at the bottom.

The sketch

If you use the sketch feel free to swap out shapes or rotate; so long as we can see the basic sketch was your inspiration.

The colors

If you choose the color combo, be sure to use at least 3 colors and feel free to add in neutrals.

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Here is inspiration from the designers:

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Kerri

YNS Supplies:  So Happy For You, sentiment from Photo Booth, Large Ink Splatter, Mini Ink Splatter, and a Love Earth Gumdrop

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Cassie

YNS Supplies:  Punny PineapplesStitched Scallop RectanglesWashi Tape Sentiments

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Julie

YNS Supplies:  Happy Meal

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Sue

YNS Supplies:  Totally Narly stamp and die sets

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Be sure to join in the fun and share your own creation inspired by either the sketch or the colors OR both!  Link up your project through Inlinkz below, up to 3 entries per person.

  • YNS’ challenge #90 ends on Thursday, June 7, 2018, at midnight EST
  • If you use the sketch feel free to swap out shapes or rotate; so long as we can see the basic sketch was your inspiration.
  • If you choose the color combo, be sure to use at least 3 colors and feel free to add in neutrals.
  • Only new creations please.
  • Limit of 3 entries per challenge, per person, each entry must be different.
  • Be sure to link back to our challenge in your blog post or gallery entry.
  • Entries not meeting the challenge guidelines will be removed.
  • All stamps are welcome, although we love to see YNS stamps and dies on your projects.
  • One random participant will win a $15 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp store.  If YNS stamps or dies are the focal point then the winner receives an additional $5 gift certificate for a total of $20.  The winner will be announced on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.
  • The YNS Top Pick will receive the “YNS Top Pick” badge and their project will be featured on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.  To be considered for the Top Pick, YNS stamps/dies must be the focal point of your project.
  • Social Media mini challenge – Does your challenge creation feature YNS products?  Then take our social media mini challenge to be entered in an extra prize drawing!   In addition to the inlinkz link up below to your blog or gallery, add your challenge creation to Instagram with “#yournextstamp” and “#ynschallenge90” the YNS Facebook page referencing “challenge90” in your comment, and/or the SplitcoastStampers gallery with keyword “yournextstamp” and”ynschallenge90″ and be sure to mention the YNS Challenge.   There will be a separate drawing for all challenge projects added to those 3 social media sites during the challenge time period.  If you add to one site then you receive 1 entry in the drawing.  If you add to two you receive 2 entries and 3 entries if you add to all three.   Remember, this is only for challenge creations featuring YNS products.  The random winner will receive a YNS Store gift certificate for $20.

Have fun!!!
-Julie and the YNS Team


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Welcome Kerri Michaud

We are excited to welcome Kerri Michaud back to the Your Next Stamp design team!!   Yes, you read that correctly, Kerri is “back”!  Kerri was on the very first design team back when YNS first opened in 2009.  Kerri has returned as a guest several times over the years and began playing along with the challenges regularly.  It was actually her challenge entries that we took notice of and thought why not ask if Kerri would rejoin the team?!!!  We are so happy she said YES!

Get ready for cards with bright colors and layers of fun, not to mention full of Kerri’s amazing coloring skills!  We are looking forward to seeing Kerri’s YNS creations on a regular basis and we know you will enjoy all the inspiration her stamping provides.

Kerri Michaud

Blog:  Cards by Kerri

Instagram:  Kerri_Michaud

Here are a few of Kerri’s recent entries in YNS’ challenges that caught our eye!

YNS Supplies:  Quirky Animals Set One

 

 YNS Supplies:  Party Animals

Guess what?  You do not have to wait long to see more from Kerri.  She will be back tomorrow sharing her take on challenge #90!

Happy Stamping!

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Farewell to Our May Guests Cheryl and Allison

A huge thanks to Cheryl Schoeman and Allison Arbour for sharing their creations with us all month long!  We appreciate all the inspiration!

Scroll on down for a recap of the month, from fun under the sea to fun on land with flowers and chicks, their cards were full of innovation!


 

Cheryl Schoeman

Blog:  Cards and Clutter

IG: cardsandclutter

YNS Supplies: Yo Ho Ho stamp set | Seas the Day Gumdrops

YNS Supplies:  Totally Narly Stamp Set | Wave Panel Die


 

Allison Arbour

IG:  Simplystampingcrazy

 

YNS Supplies:   Sea Friends Stamp Set

 

YNS Supplies:   Coffee Chicks | Puddles of Fun (sentiment) | Flower Blossom Trio die set


 

Stay tuned for more fun in June!

Happy Stamping!

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Stamp Create Repeat Ahoy!

Ashley Abelson will have you heading to the seas with this week’s interactive Stamp Create Repeat!

The parrot from Yo Ho Ho! is pulling up the anchor on Ashley’s fun glittery card.  Watch the video to learn all the steps to make your own interactive card and pick up a few tips too!

 

Click here to view the video on You Tube or click directly on the video below.

YNS Supplies: Yo Ho Ho Stamp, Yo Ho Ho Die Set, Wave Panel Die Set, Porthole and Anchor Die Set, Seas The Day 6×6 Paper Pad, Seas The Day Sparkly Gumdrops, Merry and Bright Glittered Gumdrops, YNS Black Olive Ink

Happy Stamping!

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