YNS Challenge #36 – Paper Piecing

Hello Friends!!

It’s time for YNS Challenge #36 – YAY!!! I always love our challenges and I hope you do as well! It’s a great way to challenge yourself to new techniques like paper piecing! Thanks for the great challenge Simonne!

Well I have to admit that I’ve been so busy filling CHA orders that I didn’t get a chance to create a card for this challenge but I hope to find some time this weekend because I need some stampin therapy to keep me sane in this crazy world!!! LOL

Anyway, I thought I would share Linda’s beautiful card with you today! She has used the adorable new Dutch girl Anika for her card and paper pieced her darling little shoes – CUTE!!!

Be sure to hop on over to the YNS Challenge blog to check out all the fabulous DT creations plus enter your card for a chance to win some YNS bucks! YIPPEE!!!

Happy Stamping!


Hope your day is delicious!

Well just a few days ago I couldn’t see out my office window because of a major snow storm and today it’s raining! This winter has been crazy! I want to go back to LA where it was warm and sunny!!! For those of you who live in a warm climate please take a moment and stand out in the sun for me…it took me 5 minutes to get a slight sunburn on my face in LA so don’t stand there too long *grin*

The cold weather and Valentines Day inspired this card I made a few weeks ago. I used the fun new stamp set called Hope Your Day is Delicious YUMMY!!! All the new Chocolate and Love stamps designed by Heather R. are great for cards and scrapbooking all year round, I just love how versatile these images are.

Here is my card for today…

I hope your day is full of happiness and love!

Happy Stamping!


Star Cuties

Hello Friends!

It’s just crazy busy here at YNS since arriving home from CHA. We are excited to be bringing YNS stamps to so many new stores and our goal is to continue to expand so please keep the emails coming with new store suggestions – thank you for all your support and encouragement! I’m all about rewarding people for helping out so if you suggest a store to me and they decide to carry YNS I’ll give you 2 stamps of choice from the YNS store! YAY!

I have an adorable card to share with you today designed by DT member Jenny. She’s used the stamp Star Cuties for her card and the first time she shared this card with me I couldn’t help but say “awwww, this is so cute!” There is also a Mini Star Cuties stamp! FUN!

Well, I’m sitting here looking out my office window and we are currently having a major snow storm!! Looks like we’re snowed in for the day!

Stay warm everyone!

Happy Stamping


CHA Winter 2011 FUN!!!


Well as you know from my last post we made it home from CHA – YAY! We were lucky enough to be on a flight that was not cancelled and I felt so bad for all those people who were stuck in LA away from their families. I hope everyone is now home safe and sound.

All I can say is WOW! Having YNS at CHA was an amazing experience and I had so much fun meeting people from all over the globe. Vendors and retailers come from everywhere to exhibit and shop!

Many of you have been looking for stores in Australia and the UK so look no further – YAY!

I’m proud to say that YNS stamps will be arriving soon to these amazing stores (listed in no particular order)
Heaven Scent Crafts – Austrailia
Sir Stampsalot – UK
Stampy Stampertons Crafts – Yukon
The Memory Keeper – Hamilton, ON Canada
Scribblers n’ Such – Alberta Canada
J’s Knicknacks – Hawaii
The Paperie – St. Johns NL Canada
Junior De Artist Pte Ltd – Singapore
Ben Franklin Crafts – 9 stores in Hawaii
Memories and More – Kelowna, BC Canada
Classic on Alexander – Chilliwack, BC Canada
Stamps and Memories – Hawaii
Memories of Time – Oregon
The Stamp Addict – California
Artco Crafts – Washington
Scrapbooker Paradise – Alberta Canada
Treasured Memories – Vancouver Island Canada

Plus I’d like to give special thanks to these amazing stores who continue to bring YNS to their stores for all of you to enjoy!

LSL Diversifed – Bolton ON, Canada
Photo Craft – Hawaii
iCopic – California
Addicted to Rubber Stamps – Washington
Papercraft Cafe – Kingsville, ON Canada
Stampalicious – Mississauga, ON Canada
Cute Stuff – Hawaii
Scrapy Land – Miami
Stampin’ EJ – California

If you don’t see your local store listed here please let me know as I would be happy to contact them and send them a YNS catalogue.

Here are a few photos we took at CHA. I always have good intentions on taking more but then time flies by and before I know it the event is over!

YNS Booth
YNS Table Top Display for the Canadian Mega Sampler Workshop we sponsored along with 9 other Canadian companies
Here is a photo of Jenny and I with a few of the Splitcoast gals!
(left to right – Lori Craig, Jami, Me and DT member Jenny)
Here is a photo of the amazing class kit designed by our very talent DT member Maureen.
 It’s a Double Surprise Match Box!!!
Want to learn how to make this? This kit is only available to retailers so ask your local store to contact me for the stamp set and class instructions.
Well, I’d better be going now so until next time…Happy Stamping!

CHA Hop Winner


We are back from CHA and I promise to update everyone really soon!!!

Today I’d like to announce our CHA Blog Hop Winner and then check back this weekend for all the YNS CHA news – YAY!

Congrats AndreaJB – http://andreajbpiecesofmine.blogspot.com/

Email me to claim your prize karen@yournextstamp.com

Thank you to everyone who hopped along…the DT and guest creations were all amazing!!! I just can’t get enough of those adorable World Kids and all the mini’s are just too much FUN!!!

Quick order update – all orders that were placed while I was away have been shipped – thank you to everyone for your patience and understanding.

This weekend I’ll announce all the fabulous new stores that are now carrying YNS!!!

Until then…Happy Stamping!



Welcome to the Your Next Stamp CHA Release BLOG HOP!

I don’t even know where to begin…I am just over the top excited about taking YNS to CHA for the very first time! That’s right, as you’re reading this I will be at the Winter 2011 CHA – booth #4518! WOO-HOO!!

So to celebrate this event, I’m releasing some fab new YNS stamps just in time for CHA. You may have already caught a sneak peek of some of them last week over at the Scrapbook and Cards Today blog, but today you get to see all 9 World Kids stamps plus a fabulous new Celebrate Collection from HR Designs and 7 new mini stamps. YAY!

These new stamps are available to buy right now from the Your Next Stamp store along with all your YNS favourites.

Of course we couldn’t let this release pass by without having a fun blog hop! We also have 4 fabulous guests joining us for our hop – the amazing Tori Wild, Cindy Haffner, Carole Burrage and Maylee Pham!

If you would like to participate in the hop and you didn’t arrive here from Wendy’s blog, please CLICK HERE to return to the start of the hop at Kerri’s blog, as you don’t want to miss these fab new releases!

The hop starts today (28 January 2011 at 08:00 EST) and ends on 2 February 2011 at midnight EST.

As always here at Your Next Stamp, we have a wonderful prize for you to win! One lucky winner will be drawn at random from the links in the linky list to receive their choice of 3 of the new World Kids stamps!

You will see that every stop along the hop has a linky list – this is the SAME linky list posted on every blog, so that you can enter the prize draw from any stop (although we hope you will visit all the blogs on today’s hop!). The linky will update itself on everyone’s blog when a link is entered – how cool is that? Please remember to only enter your name ONCE into the linky list during the hop – you do NOT need to enter your name at every stop and multiple entries will be removed. It’s not a requirement for you to comment at every stop along the hop to be eligible to be entered into the prize draw, but the DT would sure love to hear what you think of their new release creations!

I’m is also running some special bundle promotions, so be sure to hop on over to the YNS store once you’ve finished the hop. If you order all 9 World Kids stamps in one bundle, you will save 15% over the cost of buying them individually!

So onto my blog hop creation! I have used the new Fancy Cuppy Cake stamp for my hop project, I stamped one of the fancy cupcakes 3 time to get the stacked cupcake effect :o))

Here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:

Congratulations, you’ve reached the end of our YNS hop! Thanks so much for joining us, I hope you enjoyed all the fabulous hop creations and love the new release as much as I do :o) I’d like to thank Fhiona Galloway for creating these adorable World Kids and Heather Rolin for the super fun birthday stamps! Also on behalf of the entire DT…a big thanks goes to Simonne for organizing this amazing and FUN blog hop!

I’d love for you to leave me a comment and then hop on over to the YNS Store to take advantage of the sale and pick up some YNS fun and whimsical rubber stamps for your collection!

I’ll be in touch with lots of photos once I return from CHA!

Happy Stamping!


Please help me welcome…


Our fabulous February YNS guest designer…the talented and hilarious Carole Burrage!!! Visit her blog and I guarantee that you’ll smile and laugh!
I know it’s not quite February yet but with CHA and the new release blog hop this Friday I thought I would give Carole the spotlight a little early so everyone could give her a warm YNS welcome!
Here’s a little bit about Carole in her own words…
Hi, YNS lovers!  It’s my pleasure and privilege to be able to Guest Design for Your Next Stamp this month — I adore YNS’s fresh and fun images.  They’re just too adorable to resist!  A little about me… I live in Claremore, Oklahoma, where I’m a stay-at-home-mom to two busy boys (Truman, age 14, and Carter, age 6) and the wife of my college/law school sweetheart, Sean, to whom I’ve been married for 17 years.  I started scrapbooking, on and off, after Truman was born.  In the fall of 2006, I fell into stamping and found my paper passion.  Since then, I’ve been lucky enough to serve on several design teams, including Splitcoaststampers’ Dirty Dozen, and have made wonderful friends from all around the world.  I love stampers and how they ‘get me;’ if you’ve ever tried to explain this hobb-session to a ‘civilian,’ you probably know what I mean!  Huge hugs and thanks to Karen for asking me to join in the YNS fun for February — I’m excited to play with all of you!

Check out this adorable creation she made using Tea Time Fhiona

Thanks for joining us Carole! We all look forward to seeing more of your fabulous YNS creations!

Happy Stamping!


YNS News!

The end of January is shaping up to be a busy and exciting time for YNS …

If you’ve been reading my blog lately you most likely already know that Your Next Stamp is going to be at the Winter 2011 CHA in LA! WOO-HOO! The event runs from January 29th to February 1st and I’ll be promoting YNS at Booth #4518. If you’re going to be there I would love to meet you and if you want to see YNS in your local stores please help spread the word and ask the store owners to stop by my booth!

So with CHA in mind, Your Next Stamp will soon be welcoming some new friends to its little family with a fabulous YNS CHA New Release BLOG HOP on January 28th, so be sure to mark your calendars as you really won’t want to miss this! But if you’d like a small sneaky peek of who is joining us, hop on over to the Scrapbook and Cards Today blog right now… and while you’re there, why not enter the super fun contest to WIN a $25 gift certificate to spend on stamps at the YNS store!

And that’s not all… Your Next Stamp now has a Facebook page!

We would love to invite you all to LIKE our YNS FB page so you can be the first to know about promotions, new releases, sales, competitions … and there may even be the odd quick giveaway! We’d also love to see all your YNS creations, old and new, so why not upload them to our YNS FB wall.

To celebrate our YNS Facebook launch we have 2 special promotions:

1. We have a special 20% off discount code – hop on over to our FB page to grab it (discount ends Jan 31st).

2. We are holding a prize draw just for those of you who LIKE our page. Come on over and sign up by February 1st to be entered into the draw to WIN a $25 gift certificate to spend on stamps at the YNS store.

WOW! That’s some exciting YNS news! I would love for you to come back here after visiting the Scrapbook and Cards Blog and tell me what you think of the CHA sneak peeks! You are going to LOVE these new little friends!!!

Happy Stamping!


YNS Challenge #34 – Make a Winter Scene

Hello! I am happy to say that I’m still alive and kicking after this crazy week of CHA prep! Things are really starting to come together and I’m super excited about hoping on that airplane to California next week! YAY! I would really love to meet you so if you are planning on attending CHA be sure to stop by the YNS booth #4518!!! DT member Jenny will be there with me all weekend doing make and takes too! FUN!

I’m also excited because YNS Challenge #34 gave to an excuse to stop working and enjoy some stamping fun! Linda is out hostess with the mostess for this challenge and she asked us to create a winter scene. It’s been snowing quite a bit here lately so this challenge came at the perfect time – thanks Linda!

I decided to ink up these adorable Penguin Buds for my wintery card…aren’t they CUTE?! Just in case you are wondering…the snowflake stamp is from the Penguin Greetings set

Be sure to hop on over to the YNS Challenge Blog and check out all the fabulous inspiration from the DT! They all totally rocked this winter challenge! Plus play along for your chance to win some YNS bucks!
Be sure to hop back here this Friday for a special contest and CHA sneaky peeky announcement!
Until then…Happy Stamping!

Love Muffin

It’s Wednesday afternoon already! This week is flying by! My goal is to have everything shipped to CHA (California) by Monday so I don’t have to travel with all my workshop kits, catalogues, stamps ect… and I’m feeling like my check list is growing instead of shrinking LOL …wish me luck to get it all done in time! So with everything going on I just had to take a break for some stamping therapy :o) Total stress reliever for me…how about you? Do you find it relaxing to ink up a stamp and start creating?

I was excited to play with the newest release so I chose to ink up Love Muffin. I just love this fun little muffin and couldn’t resist adding a whole bunch of stickles as icing! YUM! The DP is from the new Imaginisce Enchanted Collection 6×6 paper pad.

I’m hoping to ink up the kite stamp You Make My Heart Soar next :o) I hope you take some time to give yourself a break and stamp today too!

Happy Stamping!


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