Vacation Organizer

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I just had to pop by today to share this beautiful organizer designed by the very talented Christine Dol!

I just love the creative ways people have been using the Fhiona Tent stamp and Christine has definitely stayed with the creative theme with this amazing vacation organizer! WOW this is really fabulous Christine thanks for sharing it with me!

Be sure to stop by her blog and check out all her fabulous projects!

Happy Stamping!

Karen

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Please give a warm welcome to…


Our new Design Team Members!!! YIPPEE!!!

Ok so before I reveal the names of our fabulous new DT members I’d like to thank everyone for applying. I know I’ve said this before but I really do appreciate all of your support and your love for YNS stamps! I find picking new DT members one of the toughest part of running a stamp company because you are all so very talented and I wish I could just scoop you all up but reality sets in and I know I can only have a handful join me. If you did not make the team this round please know that I would love for you to apply again for my next term so look for that announcement sometime in January. Plus I will be asking people to join us as guest designers over at the YNS challenge blog and one sure way to be noticed is to play along with our challenges using YNS images!

Now I’m sure you’re interested in meeting our new DT members so without further ado I am super excited to introduce you to…

Beth Ranney-Thomas – http://inkyfingersrule.blogspot.com/
Jenny Cierley – http://suchins.blogspot.com/
Linda Cummings – http://lccorner.blogspot.com/

Welcome to the YNS family!!! I look forward to working with all of you and seeing all your fabulous YNS creations!

Look for their very first project on September 1st which just happens to be the day I’m releasing some new Halloween and Fall stamps!

I am also very pleased to let you know that Maureen is staying with us and Kerri is now taking on a new and exciting position as our PCP Fan Club Coordinator so look for lots of exciting and fun news from Kerri starting in September. Be sure to join our PCP Group today as I’m sure you won’t want to miss out on any of the FUN and GIVEAWAYS!

Plus Simonne my dear friend and amazing DT Coordinator is stuck with me for life (lol) so she ain’t going anywhere so look for lots more super cool blinkies and well organized hops in the near future!

Also we sadly have some team members leaving us so be sure to check out my blog the last week of August when I’ll be showcasing some of their DT projects and sending them off with style :o) Love you all!!!

Happy Stamping!

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Birthday Hop Winners


Thank you so much for participating in our 1st Birthday Hop! I had so much fun thanks to all of you!

After reading all your wonderful comments and mailing out your orders I can see that you are loving the new releases just as much as I am!!! Thank you so much for all your amazing emails with such wonderful comments, birthday wishes and of course your hop phrase guesses! The design team and special guests did an amazing job and I was happy to see that everyone enjoyed the hop and all the inspiring creations! Special thanks to Simonne for assisting me with everything…you totally rock girlfriend and I’m so lucky to have you as my DT coordinator and super amazing friend!

Secret Hop Phrase is HAPPY BIRTHDAY YNS and our random winners are…

Lillian Child
Belinda Baker

CONGRATS!!!! Please email me to claim your $25 YNS bucks to spend on stamps at the YNS Store!

Also remember that the YNS Birthday Sale (aka I ate too much cake sale – lol) is on until Thursday (that’s tonight) at midnight EST so be sure to grab a bargain as I won’t be having another sale quite like this until possibly next year! Hop on over to the YNS Store and receive 20% of your entire order including sale items and pretty much everything is on sale! Just enter the online code HBYNS during the checkout.

I’ll be back tomorrow to announce the new YNS DT members!!!

Happy Stamping!

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YNS Birthday Bash Blog Hop!!!


Happy 1st Birthday Your Next Stamp!

I am soooo excited about our Birthday Hop today!!! Yep, that’s right were hopping so if you started at my blog then you are in the right place! This is where all the fun begins!

This year has been full of fun and excitement and so is our hop! We’ve got some great prizes, fabulous guests and of course some super CUTE new releases!!! Fhiona you have totally outdone yourself once again! Thank you for these fabulous new additions! You’ll see all these fab releases on the hop plus you can also check them out in the August release section at the YNS Store. You will instantly fall in love with the adorable Star Cuties (look for more of these little cuties in the future) plus we’ve got lots of adorable boy stamps, Berry Patch Ellie, Girlfirends, sleepover party, and Fhiona and Fhinn Safari stamps! WOW!

I’ve used Skateboard Dude for my hop card and he looks like he’s having so much FUN!

I’d also like to thank everyone for supporting myself and YNS this past year! I am so grateful for all the wonderful people I have met and I look forward to many more exciting and fun years with all of you and YNS!!!

Alrighty then lets get hopping! Here are all the yummy details…

Let’s start with the prize…

We’re giving away 2 gift certificates worth $25 each to spend on stamps of choice at the YNS store! YIPPEE!!! How awesome is that! We’ve got 2 grand prize giveaways!

Details on what you need to do to be entered in the prize draw…

We got something different planned for this hop. Each hop member has a secret letter so as you hop be sure to make a note of all the secret letters. They will be very clearly presented on each blog so you should haven’t any problems located all 16 letters and you must comment on all the hop member blogs to qualify for the prize.

Once you have completed the hop and collected all the letters you will need to unscramble them to unlock the secret phrase! FUN

Once you have your answer please email me HERE and I will enter your name into the draw!

My secret letter is P

Just in case you get lost along the way here is a list of all the hop participants…

Karen Dedman – you’re here now :o)

Jen Del Muro

Simonne Clay

Andrea Murdock

Angela Dawes

Cabio Tse

Beth Ranney-Thomas

Cindy Haffner

Kerri Michaud

Nicole

Maureen Wong

Heather Rolin

Maylee Pham

Kim Wilson

Amy Leggate

I’ve also got a sale going on over at the YNS Store!
20% off your entire order – this includes regular and sale priced items so be sure to stop by the YNS store and grab a great birthday deal!
Online Code – HBYNS

The blog hop will run until Wednesday August 11th at midnight (EST) so get hopping and I look forward to receiving your emails with all your secret message guesses!

Remember to comment and then hop off to Jen’s Blog and have FUN!

Happy Stamping!

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Blog Hop Blinkie Contest Winner


Thank you so much for participating in my blinkie contest! Your support means so much to me and I am so grateful for all your help in spreading the word about our super fun birthday blog hop!!!

I used random.org but couldn’t get the screen to print the box…the random number is…

27 – Jayne

Congrats Jayne! Please email me to claim your new release prize package!

I’ll see you all back here at 8 am EST for the hop! YIPPEE!

Happy Stamping

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YNS Challenge #22 – Birthday Creations

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It’s time for another YNS Challenge! YIPPEE! I’m your hostess for challenge #22 and since tomorrow is our 1st birthday hop celebration I decided that our theme should be BIRTHDAYS!

I decided to ink up Hula Hoop Fhiona for this special occasion! I love her…she just makes me smile! I used some of her fun accessory stamps to create the dp and had so much fun colouring the images in using one of my new fav finds…twinkling H2O’s! I’ve been trying to get my hands on some these shimmery paints for the longest time and let me tell you…it was worth the wait! I love them!!! No, I’m not affiliated with them nor did anyone send me some so I could brag about them…I just saw them in an Australian craft magazine and knew I had to get my hands on some!

The sentiment is actually from the Dale Design stamp set Make a Wish and I thought it was quite fitting for this card. Plus, I have to give a shout out to Simonne because she gave me the idea to bling up Fhiona’s hula hoop, clink this link to check out her awesome sparkly hoop creation in the YNS gallery! Thanks hun!

I wanted to show you all the shimmer…feel free to click on the photo to see it better :o)

I hope you join is all the fun for your chance to win some YNS bucks! Be sure to hop on over to our YNS Challenge Blog for all the details!

You still have time to join our Blog Hop Blinkie Contest! I’ll see you tomorrow for our YNS birthday hop celebration! We’ve got a fun blog hop planned and some fabulous new release stamps!

Until tomorrow…Happy Stamping!

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Blog Hop Blinkie Contest

Created by SemSee

YIPPEE! Look who’s turning ONE! Your Next Stamp, of course! This first year just flew by! The saying ‘time flies when you’re having fun’ is soooo true!

We’ve got a super FUN blog hop planned starting August 5th to celebrate this exciting occasion and we need your help to spread the word!

The very talented Simonne has created this adorable blinkie for us – thank you Simonne!!!

All you need to do is…

  1. grab the blinkie code, place the super cute blinkie on your blog
  2. Add your blog link below and comment on this post to let me know you’re helping spread the word. 

You’re name will then be entered into a random draw for a special new release stamp prize package! I’ll announce the winner on Aug 5th.

Don’t have blog? No worries…just comment below and let me know that you don’t have a blog and you’ll still be entered into the draw.

We’ve got some fabulous guest designers joining us along with prizes and some super adorable new releases!!!

This first year has been an amazing experience and I would like to thank you for your continued support!

Sending big stamping hugs your way!

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August Guest Designer

I’d like to take a moment to welcome the talented Andrea Murdock to our YNS stamping family for the month of August!!! So glad to have you with us Andi!!!

Check out this super adorable Cupcake Cutie Fhiona card Andi created along with a bit of info in her own words…

Hi, my name is Andrea but I also go by Andi. I have been married to my best friend for 16 years and we have 2 daughters. Our house is always filled with laughter as we all like to think we are comedians and try to out do each other at making our family laugh! I have been papercrafting for about 10 years now and my addiction hasn’t slowed down a bit! I am not sure what I do more though- buy supplies or actually create- it may be tied! I am even getting better at using my pretty paper and ribbons and not just hoarding it lolz! My favourite medium to work with are copic markers and I love to find new ways to use stamps to show their versatility. My daughters like to craft with me and I have even learned how to share my copic markers without having my eye twitch hee hee! I fell in love with YNS images as they were so fun not only for me to play with but my daughters went nuts over them! They have such a fun whimsical look to them that they are a great addition to my crafting collection. I am so excited to be part of YNS’s August team!

Happy Stamping!

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Shaped Easel Card

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Since our challenge this week over at the YNS challenge blog is to make an easel card I thought I would have some fun and create a shaped easel card! Thanks for this fun challenge Cabio! I keep seeing these shaped easel cards all over blog land and I’ve always wanted to make one so I finally went for it! LOL

I really wanted to ink up Monkey Gone Bananas and decided to create this little scene for him on the beach. I used the palm tree from the Cute Birthday Lion set along with the You Make Me Happy sentiment from the Happy Days Mermaid set because I think this monkey looks like he is doing the happy dance!!! The sand around the trees and along the back is  Ultra Fine Flower Soft and then the little glitter button is from the Walk on the Beach button set.
You’ve got until next Tuesday to join in all the easel card fun so I hope you play along for your chance to win some YNS bucks..hop on over to the YNS challenge blog for all the details!
Happy Stamping!
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Happy Birthday Dad!

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We’re celebrating my father’s birthday this weekend and he loves fishing and relaxing on his boat so I thought this was the perfect stamp for his card! I’ve used Ethan out on the pond and just couldn’t resist pairing it up with this adorable 3 Bugs in a Rug DP.
I thought this was the perfect time to share with you a few cute pictures of Brandon. He got to go fishing with Grandpa for the first time this past week and he had so much fun playing with all the rubber worms in his pail plus ‘bumpa’ (this what Brandon calls him) let him drive the boat! LOL

Plus to celebrate Dad’s birthday I’ve got a sale going on over at the YNS store

20% off for Dads Birthday Sale
Online Code DAD2010
Sale ends Monday at midnight

Have a wonderful weekend!

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