— It’s the end of August and it’s time to say farwell or rather see you around blog land to some of my DT members. This year has been so much fun and I’ve enjoyed getting to know these fabulous gals and can’t thank them enough for all their amazing YNS creations and dedication to YNS! Big hugs to Cabio, Maylee, Angela and Amy…thank you for everything! You all will be missed although I know we will still be in touch through this wonderful world of stamping and blogging!
Here are some of my favorite projects from Cabio, Maylee, Angela and Amy…it was hard picking just a few as I loved them all!!!
Amy – Vampiee (fun layout and this stamp just makes me laugh)
Be sure to check out my blinkie contest for your chance to win the entire September release!!! WOW!!! Then mark your calendars for September 1st and hop on over to meet the new DT members along the new release blog hop! I’ve seen some of the hop projects and OMG!!! All I can say is WOWZERS!!!
I’m excited to say that YNS is sponsoring the EtsyInspired challenge this week! YAY! I love this challenge blog! I find it so much fun going through the selected Etsy shops to find inspiration!
The shop this week is The Caged Fairy and I found my inspiration from this super cool butterfly ring!
I love lots of color and I just found the colored stones on the black background very inspiring so I got out my sparkly crystals and Rock Star Fhiona and this is what happened…
I’d like to give a shout out to Chris Olsen who inspired me to make my card a round scallop shape. I just loved her Flower Bouquet Fhiona shaped card she posted on her blog this week! Thank you!
Ok so hop on over the the EtsyInspired Blog and play along for your chance to some YNS stamps!!!
Wait…before you go be sure to enter yourself into our super CUTE blinkie contest! New release hop starts Sept 1st so grab the blinkie and mark your calendars because you will not want to miss this super fun Fall/Halloween hop!
Posted by: YNS on Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 5:47 pm
— I really wanted to give my wonderful little niece Catherine a back to school gift so I decided to make a fun little card with a pocket!
I used some of the accessories from the Teacher Fhiona set along with some paper from the super cool Basic Grey Basic White paper pad, the Basic Grey Sugar Rush paper pad and the Grade School paper pad. I got out my handy little sewing machine to adhere the pocket…the first thing I thought of after sewing the pocket on was…Oh, Maylee and Kerri will be so proud of me! Look at my almost straight lines! LOL I then stuffed the pocket with the Girlfriends stamp set so Catherine can make cards for all her new little friends! FUN I just know she is going to love this!
I also added some fun buttons so that when you remove the stamp set the card still looks cool!
Shhh…don’t tell her that it’s in the mail as I want it to be a surprise!
Posted by: YNS on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at 7:00 am
=== Happy Wednesday!
It’s time for YNS Challenge #23! YIPPEE! The lovely and very talented Kerri is our hostess and she has asked us to use bright summer colors on our cards and/or creations!
Before you even look at my card you need to know that I had a dream that I stamped the Big Tall Grass with multi colors so I thought why not have some fun with this challenge and just go for it! LOL and yes, I eat, live, and sleep YNS and I love every moment of it! :o)
I had a moment after making this card…I said to myself…hmmm can I really post this? The little purple buggy didn’t even make it onto the stem of grass, he seems to be jumping for joy??? and these are some crazy colors for grass…in the end the more I thought about and the more I looked at it I thought this is actually kind of fun and who cares if it’s not perfect! That is the great thing about stamping, the bug doesn’t have to be in the perfect place so I put my ‘perfection hat’ aside and decided that YES I can post this bright and fun summery card :o))) I hope you like it!
Be sure to hop on over to the YNS Challenge blog to see all the other fabulous DT creations! We hope you join in all the fun for your chance to win some YNS bucks!!!
Posted by: YNS on Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 5:03 pm
____ 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!
Posted by: YNS on Friday, August 13, 2010 at 4:05 am
— 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…
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!!!
Posted by: YNS on Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 7:00 am
— 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 —
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!
Posted by: YNS on Thursday, August 5, 2010 at 12:00 pm
— 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…