Easter Blessings

Hey everyone!  You’re getting a two for one special today:)  Diana already posted a super cute Easter card, so make sure you scroll down to see her fabulous project! 
 I was able to play along with this week’s Sketch Challenge #328 on Splitcoast Stampers, and this is what I came up with.  I used this DARLING chick from the set Fluffy Chick and some dp from Echo Park Paper Co. Springtime.  It’s a pretty simple card, but it took me a couple cuts to get those panels right LOL! 
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!  Make sure you check back tomorrow because Wendy has a super adorable card to share, plus YNS is sponsoring a fun challenge this week!  Thanks for stopping by:)
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Fluffy Chick, PTI Tag Its #1
Paper:  PTI Plum Pudding, Echo Park Paper Co. Springtime dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  PTI Plum Pudding Ribbon, Baker’s Twine, Button, Spellbinders Tags Trio, Sewing Machine, Dimensionals, Stardust Stickles

Bunny Love

Hello all!

It’s Diana here taking over for today — Happy TGIF!!!. I really look forward to my my TGIF posts here at YNS.  I have a card I created this past week that I wanted to share with you all. My card was created using Easter Bunny Fhiona.

I used SC327 for my Sketch.   This Bunny Fhiona is adorbale and I have to say she is one of my favorites of all.

The sentiment is from Fhiona’s Easter Basket.  My most favorite thing about YNS sets is they are so versatile and you can interchange them, as I did above.

Also, we currently have a Challenge going on for this week over at the YNS Challenge blog. We would love it if you would come and join in on the fun with us. We have an awesome prize for the winner as well!

Thanks for coming to visit us today and please have a wonderful weekend.


We will miss you Simonne

I would like to dedicate this post to my wonderful friend Simonne. She has been with YNS from the beginning and not only has she produced some stunning YNS creations, blinkies and beautiful blogger backgrounds but she has also been a dear friend and a wonderful support these past few years. She is currently going through some personal issues and her family needs her right now so unfortunately she needs to take a break from some of her DT commitments. She has kept me organized all these years and brought us so many fun blog hops – thank you for everything Sem!

Here are just a few of her amazing YNS creations…

Simonne we will all miss you here at YNS and we wish you all the best!

Lots of love and hugs


YNS Challenge #40 – Texture

Good Morning!

It’s time for another YNS Challenge! YAY! Chris is our fabulous hostess for YNS Challenge #40 and she has challenged us to use texture on our cards/projects.

I decided to make a thank you card using the stamp set Flower Garden and the sentiment from the Tall Grass and Greetings set. My cardstock is textured and I used the no mess glitter paper for the flower center which has a bumpy texture as well. I also had to sneak in a few of my favorite sparkly embellies…YNS Glittered Skittles and some Swarovski Crystals.

Join in all the fun over at the YNS Challenge Blog for your chance to win a YNS stamp! Hop on over and check out all the details.

Happy Stamping!


Beach Bum

Hi all… Jenny here!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚  Hope your week is going great!!
Just wanted to share with you a card I did using a technique from our next challenge tomorrow… can you guess what we are going to be doing?
This is “Ellie Loves the Beach” … Isn’t she adorable? Just like my daughter at the beach! We love the beach!
We were just at the beach a couple weekends ago, it was sooo great to finally get out of town for the day!! The beach is only 2 hours from here, I love going whenever we can.
So any idea as to what the new challenge will be?
๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ If you can’t guess be sure to check it out tomorrow!!
Thanks for peekin’ in!!
๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Jenny

ScrapFest News and Hop Winners

Good Morning!

WOW! I had an awesome weekend!!! ScrapFest was so much fun and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting everyone – thank you for stopping by the YNS booth!!! I’m so glad everyone loved the new ScrapFest stamp and thank you Lisa for being so awesome to work with!!! Hmmmm I think it’s time to start working on something for Oshawa 2011 *grin*.

It was great seeing lots of familiar faces like MaryAnn, JoAnn, Susan, Marina and lots of new faces too like Oma, Kerry (thanks for saying hi on Carole’s behalf – that was so sweet of you), Cheri, Donna – I could go on and on! Also it was great chatting with Emily and Ryan again from Stamping Bella – you guys are a blast! I look forward to seeing everyone again at the Oshawa ScrapFest.

Exciting News…
If you are local and planning on attending the Toronto Creativ Festival show this weekend please stop by the Memory Keeper’s booth #376. Shelia will have my card display and YNS stamps for sale at her booth so be sure to say HI and let her know that I sent you!

Here are just a few pictures of the YNS booth…

Just finishing set up – opening in 10 minutes – YAY! I’m the one wearing pink kneeling on the ground looking for more awesome DT card samples.
My sister Robin and I ๏ปฟ(thanks for the cool name tag Jen D.)
Chris (my husband) running the cash station

HUGE thanks to Robin and Chris as I couldn’t have done this without you guys! THANK YOU!!!

Alrighty let’s get onto our hop winners!!! Thank you for participating and hopping along to see all the fabulous DT creations!

The winners were picked by my son Brandon…

Winner of the ScrapFest Cropper Fhiona stamp is… #6 – Sue D.

Winner of the ScrapFest Shopper Fhiona stamps is… #9 – Ann

Congrats ladies! Email me (karen@yournextstamp.com) to claim your prize.

Plus the free shipping was a huge success that I’ve extended it for 2 more days – enter code SF2011 and get free shipping on your entire order – ends Tuesday at midnight.
 Until next time…happy stamping!

Surprise ScrapFest Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to our Surprise Blog Hop! YIPPEE!!! I LOVE ScrapFest and just adore working with Lisa the president of this amazing paper crafting event!

Today we get to officially introduce you to the super adorable ScrapFest Shopper Fhiona!!! This stamp was made exclusively for ScrapFest Kitchener and will be available for 3 days! You will also be able to get the super cute ScrapFest Cropper Fhiona so be sure to check both of these stamps out at the YNS store along with our FUN new Good Friend stamp set which was released yesterday!

Alright so I did say this is a surprise hop so lets get hopping! You are at the beginning of the hop and I’m sharing a project that Crystal made using both the ScrapFest stamps…it’s a super cute tote which you will see on her blog along the hop so be sure to tell her how adorable it is!!!

Hop along for your chance to WIN!!! One lucky winner will be drawn at random from the entries in the linky list to receive both ScrapFest stamps (Shopper Fhiona & Cropper Fhiona).

If you purchase one or both of these stamps this weekend and then find you are the lucky winner of the prize draw, you will be given a $6 or $12 gift certificate to spend at the store as your blog hop prize.

I’m happy to announce that we also have a Special Offer:

As both these stamps are only available to buy for a very limited time (8-10 April 2011), I’m offering both stamps at a special price of $6 each with FREE SHIPPING – use code SF2011 when checking out and free shipping with be applied to your entire order. WOW!!!

Ok so now you need to visit CHRIS who is the next stop on our hop!!! Here is the rotation just in case…
Karen Dedman http://www.yournextstamp.com/blog/ (you are here)

Chris Olsen http://twinklesglow-glowbug.blogspot.com/

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

Crystal Irwin http://crystalkbk.blogspot.com/

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

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

Dana Joy http://gotjoycreations.blogspot.com/

Jenny Suchin http://suchins.blogspot.com/

Diana Genario http://doodledeedesigns.blogspot.com/

Maureen Wong http://mycasestudies.blogspot.com/

Kerri Michaud http://cardsbykerri.blogspot.com/

Simonne Clay http://semsee.blogspot.com/

I’m on my way to ScrapFest to finish setting up the YNS booth – YAY! If you live in the area be sure to stop by for a visit!

FYI – the entire April release will be available at ScrapFest and then later this month I’ll be releasing everything online so come on over to the YNS booth and be the first to see all the new stamps!!!

Happy Stamping!


Pocket Tag Tutorial and A New Stamp Set!!!

Don’t you LOVE this new stamp set!!!  I just adore this sentiment and it’s so true LOL!  This new set is called A Good Friend, and it is available TODAY at the Your Next Stamp Store!!! 
This weekend Karen will be at ScrapFest with all of the wonderful stamps from Your Next Stamp!  This is one of the Make and Takes that she will have at her booth~so FUN!  I have a simple tutorial to show you how to make one of these these yourself, just in case you can’t make it to ScrapFest:)  I saw this tutorial first HERE, but I changed the measurements around a little bit. 
To make the base, you need two pieces of cardstock.  One cut at 5″x5″ and the other at 3″x6″:
Score the 5″x5″ piece at 1/2″ and 1″ on 3 of the 4 sides:
Cut out the sections shown below:
Fold it up to make your box:
Add adhesive (I’m a glue girl:)
Attach to the 3″x6″ piece:
I used some Echo Park Paper For the Record dp and the little bag and sentiment both come from the A Good Friend Set!  There are also 2 other bags this size, and 3 smaller bags that would be so cute on a tag or to stamp a little bag border~oh, I need to try that!:)
Thank you so much for stopping by, and make sure you come back tomorrow for the Your Next Stamp ScrapFest Blog Hop!!!  We have two VERY SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION STAMPS that you will not want to miss out on!  You only have three days to snatch them up!  Have a wonderful day:)
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp A Good Friend
Paper:  PTI Pure Poppy, Echo Park Paper Co. For the Record
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Oval Nestabilities, Ribbon, Martha Stewart Daisy Border Punch, Stardust Stickles, Dimensionals

Happy Easter/ YNS Challenge reminder

 Hi all!  It is Chris here.  I am just popping in to remind you of this week’s YNS challenge and to share a card I created using an Easter image!!
This week’s Your Next Stamp challenge  hostess is the sweet and talented, Beth, and she has challenged us to use faux or real stitching on our creations.
Here is my creation for this challenge using the Easter Egg Tree image from Your Next Stamp.  The image is colored in copics.  The shape of the card uses the Labels 10 Spellbinders die.  The background is embossed with the Spots folder from Provocraft.  The button is from Recollections. The ribbbon is May Arts Silk ribbon tied with the bow easy.  I added sparkle to the frame which is hard to see in this photo, but if you click on it, you can see it much better.
If you should decide to join the YNS challenge this week, just link your creation here.
Thanks for stopping by!

From Meow to you!

Good Morning Everyone Happy Tuesday!!! Crystal here and today I would like to share a creation with you that I made with this SUPER CUTE image Ellie’s Kitty!!! I just adore this sweet image. How CUTE is this Kitty???? I used this fun Summertime Paper Pack by Echo Park and added this computer generated sentiment, hope you enjoy my creation!!!

Not sure if my blogging friends know but I am totally a cat lover!!! This image works GREAT for all those other Kitty lovers out there ๐Ÿ™‚ I also love my puppies thats for sure!!! :))))
Don’t forget you still have some time to join in our current challenge to ADD Stitching to your card or project over at the YNS Challenge Blog!
Enjoy your day!

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