Getting Organized

Hi Everyone!

January really did sneak up on me and I have admit I had a little bit of the ‘holiday brain’ so I wasn’t very organized coming back to work after the holidays – sorry!

I haven’t yet introduced you to our January guest Starlets so I’d like to give a very warm welcome to Lori and Jenny! Thanks for joining us ladies! Be sure to show them lots of YNS love!

You will see their fabulous creations on the YNS Challenge Blog this January. Have you noticed that the YNS Challenge Blog has a brand spankin new look?? Thanks to Simonne our challenge blog is organized, easy to follow and looks fabulous!!! Thanks hun – you ROCK! Be sure to check out YNS Challenge #7 which is all about embossing for your chance to win some YNS bucks to use towards your next or maybe even your first YNS stamp purchase!

Lori and Jenny will be joining us for the YNS January blog hop as well!

Speaking of blog hops look for our blog hop blinkie contest this Monday! I’m super excited about the 4 new Fhiona sets being released and I just know you will LOVE them too!

Since I’m in organization mode I thought I share some pics of the new YNS office/craft room! It still needs the YNS logo, some curtains and few more wall hangings but this is what it looks like so far. I’d like to thank my wonderful hubby for helping me paint and organize plus he’s the one who put together all the furniture! IKEA stuff is fun but it comes in multiple boxes so you can assemble is at home – there were a lot of boxes!

Have a super fab weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday!

Hugs

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YNS Challenge #7

Good Morning!

I can’t believe that YNS Challenge #7 is already here! Actually it’s hard to believe that 2010 is already here! LOL I found this past year went by so quickly especially with a busy little almost 2 year old who keeps me hopping 24/7 well actually he does finally go to bed at 7 pm but there are no naps in his play routine – darn! He does have quiet time with his favorite show which changes weekly and with that said I just have to share with you what happened yesterday…

He decided to break through the child lock we have on the dvd cabinet {which is there because he likes to play with the discs} and he broke his ‘right now’ favorite dvd so to all the mom’s out there yes I had a pity me moment because there was no quiet time yesterday! He’s too young to understand why I couldn’t put the dvd in the machine so he just kept pestering me until I convinced him to throw the case in the trash – out of sight out of mind! That only took me about 3 hours – LOL Hopefully he’ll pick a new favorite show to watch today and not be looking for the one he threw out!

Today is a special day for a friend so I would like to take a moment to wish Jen D. all the best since today is the day she goes into the hospital to deliver her sweet baby boy – good luck Jen! We can’t wait to find out his name!

Now onto YNS Challenge #7 – YAY! Maylee is our fabulous hostess and she has challenged us to use any form of embossing on our card. Check out all the details at the YNS Challenge Blog.

I used Bad Hair Day Fhiona for my card and I made my own background paper using all the cute little stamps that come with this set. I’ve embossed all the little images for some added pop. I also used the new Basic Grey Sugar Rush designer paper and glazed brads which ROCK! Also since my new craft room is finally functioning {I’ll share pics soon} I decided to make this card following Simonne’s super cool sketch from Sketch Saturday as well! It’s always fun to combine challenges!

I hope you join us for YNS Challenge #7!

Hugs

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Sketch Saturday Sponsor!

This week YNS is the sponsor of Sketch Saturday! YAY! I’m sure you’ve noticed over the past few months that I’m a huge fan of challenges and especially love a good sketch challenge! This week my super talented DT Coordinator and friend Simonne is hosting the Sketch Saturday challenge and she has brought us this fabulous sketch…
My YNS craft room is still in limbo so Simonne was kind enough to give me permission to display her super fun card she made following her sketch – thanks Simonne! She has used the adorable Shopper Fhiona stamp set. I just adore the colors she has used – chocolate brown along with pink and red – yummy!!!!

Be sure to hop on over the the Sketch Saturday challenge blog and join in the fun for your chance to win the YNS Shopper Fhiona stamp set!
Also you’ve still got time to join in the YNS challenge #6! Kerri has an amazing sketch for you which all the Starlets really enjoyed so hop on over the YNS challenge blog and check it out!
Enjoy your weekend!
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Happy 2010!!!

Happy New Year!!!

I really wanted to post a New Years card but instead I’m posting a picture of the future Your Next Stamp craft room. All my crafting goodies are in limbo so I hope you like the little sneak peek of the YNS blue room! YAY! It was totally a builders white before so this is just a tad bit brighter and I love it!

Also here is a super cute photo of Brandon with his new drum set! He had so much fun this Christmas and so did we and I hope you did too!

I look forward to all the fun times ahead in 2010!

Hugs

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Merry Christmas!

I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
I made lots of fun gift tags and cards this year so I thought I would share with you the tag I made my wonderful hubby Chris. He just adores the Bob the Beaver stamp so I decided to alter him a tad and put a Santa hat on him!
Thank you for all your support since we opened YNS on August 7th 2009. I know you will just love what we’ve got in store for you in 2010!
Happy Holidays!
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YNS Challenge #6 & TPE #45

It’s time for another YNS Challenge! YAY! The very talented Starlet Kerri had a super awesome sketch for us this time and I just instantly feel in love with this layout! Thanks Kerri!
I used Little Isabel and her friend Snowman on my card {this stamp is named after my darling 18 month old niece} along with some really pretty dp Christmas Mint Cocoa Cluster {the name alone makes you want to just eat it up! lol }. I coloured her in with Copics and then added some stickles for some sparkle. Just in case you’re wondering about the sentiment ‘Just for You’ is from the Flying High Fhiona stamp set.
Be sure to check out Kerri’s sketch and play along with YNS Challenge #6 for your chance to win the Cupcake Cutie single stamp or $5 in YNS bucks!
Also since I love to sponsor and support other challenge blogs I’m also entering my Christmas Card into one of my favorite challenges The Pink Elephant Challenge #45 – YAY! Be sure to check out TPE and combine your entries!
Hugs
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Blog Hop Winner!

Thank you to everyone for participating in our 3rd New Release blog hop!! I hope you enjoyed visiting all the Starlets blogs as much as I did! All the creations were fabulous! The Starlets try and keep their creations a secret so when I hop I’m seeing them for the first time and it’s always so much fun! Fantastic job ladies!

Also a big thanks to everyone for helping us spread the word by placing our blog hop blinkie on your blog – if you noticed the adorable blinkie stopped blinking yesterday it’s because all of you helped us reach our max bandwidth which is awesome because that means we has lots of people checking out the hop! Look for our super cute January blog hop blinkie soon! We’ve added more bandwidth so this time your blinkie will keep blinking – YAY!

Congratulations to our hop winner!!!
Trish Miles
Please email me with your 6 new release stamp choices along with your mailing address – YAY!
My first scrapbook page!


Yep you read that right! I love stamping and card making but something I had never actually tried until now is scrapbooking! I had so much fun making this Halloween page for my Mom to add to her 2009 scrapbook. I used some new release stamps { Betsy, Lady Buggie} as well as some other fun YNS stamps from the Monkey Gone Bananas set, the Happy Halloween Fhiona set and the Trick or Treat Fhiona set.

Be sure to check back here tomorrow for YNS Challenge #6! I’m so excited to show everyone my card! It’s Starlet Kerri’s turn to host our challenge and she has an amazing sketch for you to try that you won’t want to miss!

Have a super day!

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YNS New Release Blog Hop!!!

***prize for this hop is now closed***
December 10 – December 14

I’m so excited about our 3rd New Release blog hop!!! YAY! I’m sure everyone will agree that the YNS Starlets always bring us fabulous creations and what better way to show you all the new release stamps than with a fun Starlet hop!

Before I start with all the hop details I promised to announce the winner from the blinkie contest! I did a random draw and the winner is…

Donna Mikasa

Congrats! Please email me your 5 new release stamp choices along with your mailing address.

You are at the beginning of the hop so stay here and check out all the details and prizes to be won and then you’ll want to hop on over to the talented Starlet Lana!

This release is a little different than the last few. I’ve got 1 fabulous new Fhiona for you and 15 super fun and whimsical buggies and animals designed by the very talented Franfou!

You’ll see the adorable Fitness Fhiona along the hop! She is so cute in her little workout/dance outfit and she is just in time for all those New Years resolutions! You know what I’m talking about – we all vouch to get healthy and lose those holiday pounds in January and now Fitness Fhiona is here to help keep us motivated! lol

You’ll see all the cute buggies and animals on the hop too! I just couldn’t resist these fun images by Franfou and they are perfect for so many occasions! I’ve used Crocodile Pete for my card below and made it into a DAD card.

All the cute buggies and animals come with a funny little personality bio!

Here is Pete’s…

Crocodile Pete has a soft spot in his heart for hugs and enjoys roller blading in his spare time! “XO man” is his favorite saying!

Be sure to check out all their bios by clinking on the blue ‘more info’ cloud button when browsing the images at the YNS store!

Blog Hop Grand Prize is 6 New Release Stamps {winners choice}

Be sure to hop along and comment on all the blogs including this one to qualify for the hop prize!

OK now get hopping! Your next stop is Lana! Remember to comment on this post before you go!

Here is the full line up just in case…

Karen {you’re here now}

Lana

Maureen

Maylee

Jen

Simonne

Amy

Angela

Kerri

Cabio

Have fun and I hope you enjoy all the new release stamps!

Hugs

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New Release Sneak Peeks!!!

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I am so excited about the super fun blog hop we have planned for everyone this Thursday!

Just for fun here are a few little sneak peeks from the super talented Starlets! Thanks Ladies!

Simonne


Enjoy your day and remember to hop on back here Thursday for the hop! I’ll be giving away new release stamps plus if you place an order over $55 you’ll get a free stamp or stamp set of your choice!

Hugs

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The Pink Elephant Challenge Sponsor

Happy Monday!
I love challenges so I am excited to say that YNS is the proud sponsor of TPE Challenge this week! YAY!
This weeks challenge is a color challenge! TPE has challenged everyone to make a creation using your favorite Christmas colors!
I decided to make a holiday card using New Years Party Fhiona! I love this set because it’s great for birthday cards, holiday cards, New Years, celebration cards, scrapbooking, invitations – the possibilities are endless! I also used the Happy Holidays sentiment from the Mixed Bag of Greetings set.

Hop on over the TPE and join in the fun! I hope you join us over at the YNS Challenge Blog as well for Challenge #5 – Birthday Card/Creation using hearts!

Check back tomorrow for a wee sneak peek at the new release stamps coming out this Thursday!
Hugs
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