Birthday Bash SALE!

This Monday I’m celebrating my 34th birthday! YAY! Thank you to everyone who have already sent me early birthday wishes!!! To celebrate I decided to have a…

 Birthday Bash SALE!!! 
At first I was going to put some of my favorite stamps and items on sale but I quickly realized that everything in the YNS store are my favorites!! LOL Instead I randomly selected stamps and placed them into discount bins for 10% – 40% off HERE

I LOVE bling and fun buttons so I also decided to put all the brads, buttons, pearls/gems and baubles as sale so be sure to check these items out as well!

Also I now carry individual pots of twinkling H20’s so be sure to check out these sparkly paints! Those of you who met me in Oshawa this past weekend know that these are one my favorite products along with the embellie gellie!!! We all had so much fun at the make and take table!

My Birthday Bash Sale ends Oct 26th at midnight so be sure to grab them stamps and stuff you want at these amazing prices!

Happy stamping and shopping!

ScrapFest Hop Winner

Thank you so much for all your amazing comments and emails about the adorable ScrapFest Cropper Fhiona! Many of you hopped along and joined in our fun hop and scooped her up for your own personal collection. YAY!

I had an absolute blast at ScrapFest and met so many amazing people! I’d like to thank all my wonderful customers who stopped in to say Hi! I loved meeting all of you and it was great to see some familiar faces from ScrapFest in Kitchener too! Special thanks to Christine from Dol Creations who made an effort to track me down and introduce herself – it was so great to meet you Christine!!!

I’m also so grateful for my family who helped me prepare for this event. Everyone was there with me as well to help out and support me – thank you so much! I really couldn’t do this without all of you!

I’m still unpacking and winding down from all the excitement and waiting on some pictures that my family took of the event so while I’m waiting to get the remaining photos here is a picture of my sister and niece helping with the final set up of the booth on Friday night…

Now let’s announce the ScrapFest hop winner!

I used and our winner is…

#10 Terriavidreader –

Congrats! Email me your mailing address so I can mail you your prize!!!

Happy Stamping!


I’m very excited to annouce…

ScrapFest Cropper Fhiona!!!!

Whew! I’ve been keeping this a secret for a very long time and I am so excited to finally reveal this adorable stamp!!!! Isn’t she just the cutest?!? She was designed with love for Lisa who is the proud president of ScrapFest here in Ontario. She wanted an adorable stamp to represent her company and Fhiona was just the right fit. I am so grateful that she trusted me with this wonderful project – thank you Lisa!!!! It was an absolute pleasure working with you!

Cropper Fhiona is a ScrapFest special edition stamp so if you want to get your hands on this cutie and ink her up you have a very limited time to do so. You can scoop her up at ScrapFest Oshawa this weekend or if you are not a local you can purchase this stamp at the YNS Store this weekend only! I’ve decided to remove the shipping charges from this stamp so if you would like to add her to your YNS collection then hop on over to the YNS and put this cutie in your shopping cart and the shipping is on me!

If you are local I hope you are planning to visit ScrapFest this weekend for some great deals and awesome shopping! Be sure to stop by the YNS booth to say HI as I would love to meet you and have you join me for my make and take! FUN!

Here is a printable coupon for 10% off stamps at the YNS booth plus I’ve got other great deals too! Just print this off and bring it with you to ScrapFest!

The hop starts today (Friday, October 15th at 9:00 EST) and ends on Sunday, October 17th at midnight (EST).
The YNS design team has been playing with this cutie and they have some fabulous projects to share with you so be sure to hop along for some inspiration and then enter to win this stamp and post it note holder at the end of the hop.
Hop Prize (click photo to enlarge picture)
You are at the beginning of the hop so your next stop is the fabulous Linda! Remember to comment on all the blogs and then enter the prize draw on Simonne’s blog which is your last stop. Happy hopping!

Here is your hop order…

Karen Dedman – that’s ME :o))

Linda Cummings

Crystal Irwin

Wendy Ramlakhan

Chris Olsen

Maureen Wong

Beth Ranney-Thomas

Jenny Cierley

Sylvia Blum

Kerri Michaud

Simonne Clay
Now hop on over to the YNS store and grab this cutie ScrapFest Cropper Fhiona for your collection!

Happy Stamping!

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge Sponsor

Good Morning!

Today I’m excited to say that Your Next Stamp is the proud sponsor for Bonnie’s Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge! YAY! Bonnie is so awesome and wonderful to work with! Have you seen all the amazing ribbon and twine she carries?? You’ll spend hours drooling over her huge selection.

Here are the challenge details…

* This weeks theme is Halloween
* Create a new project using the posted theme. A card, layout, ATC, home decor item, hairbow, anything goes!

* All projects must also include some sort of ribbon/lace/trim.

I’ve been so busy getting ready for ScrapFest (look for my special announcement at 9 am EST today) that I didn’t get a chance to make a card so the lovely Maureen was kind enough to share her stunning creation with you today…

ACK! How cute is this?? Maureen altered Easter Bunny Fhiona and turned her into an adorable Halloween kitty! How creative!
Be sure to check out the RRR challenge and do some shopping while there too!
See you soon for my special announcement.
Happy Stamping!


YNS Challenge #27 – Nicely Negative

It’s time for YNS Challenge #27 – YAY! The sweet and talented Beth is our hostess this week and her challenge to us is Nicely Negative so you need to stamp with white ink on a black/dark cardstock somewhere on your card. Be sure to pop over to the challenge blog and review all the great ideas Beth has for you for her Nicely Negative challenge.

I’ve stamped a few different Halloween accessory images from various YNS sets with Brilliance platinum ink onto black cardstock and then distressed the edges just slightly and finished my card off with some fun Halloween ribbon and a creepy spider button. This card was so easy to make and I love how it turned out.

Thanks Beth for the great challenge! Hop on over to the YNS Challenge blog to check out all the details! We hope you play along for your chance to win some YNS bucks to spend on stamps at the YNS store!

Also my Holiday Hop sale is coming to an end and this is the last day to get 15% off your order! Visit the YNS Store today and grab a bargain – online code is YNSOCT15

Be sure to check back here on Friday, I’ve got a very special announcement…to give you a hint…something new and fun will be reveled on Oct 15 and you won’t want to miss it! EEK! I’m so excited to share this with you…I’ve been keeping it a secret for way too long!!! See you Friday!

Happy Stamping!


Holiday Hop Winner

Thank you for joining us for our Holiday Blog Hop! It totally felt like Christmas here at YNS and I’m so pleased that everyone loved the hop and all the fabulous new stamps!

If you haven’t scooped any up for your collection yet be sure to stop by the YNS store and grab a bargain while you can! Today is the last day to use your 15% off coupon – online code YNSOCT15.

Alrighty, let’s see who the winner is for my grand prize giveaway…

I used and the winner is…

True Random Number Generator
Min: 1
Max: 44
Result: 25
Congrats Shirl!!! Please email me your address so I can mail you your prize!

Here are the winners of the mini hop giveaways…

Simonne – #2 – Myrto

Chris – #17 Joan Ervin

Jenny – she just got married this weekend so be sure to give her lots of wedding wishes! Winner will be announced soon!

See you soon for YNS Challenge #27!

Happy Stamping!


YNS News: ScrapFest and Surprise Blog Hop

[Click on the voucher to open it in new window ready for printing]
First of all…Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadians! I hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend!

As many of you know Your Next Stamp is a proud sponsor and vendor for ScrapFest here in Ontario and this coming weekend is the first ever ScrapFest Oshawa! YAY! If you live in the area this is an event you will not want to miss and if you haven’t registered already visit the ScrapFest website and be sure to register for the special VIP Marketplace pass…you will want to get your hands on the awesome goodie bag plus you get to grab the best items since the VIP pass allows you to shop on Friday as well as on Saturday!

To celebrate, I’m offering a 10% discount voucher for those attending the show! Simply print out the above voucher and present it at the YNS Booth to receive 10% off your purchase of YNS stamps!

The Your Next Stamp DT also have a very special blog hop planned for this coming Friday (October 15th) where we will be showcasing a VERY special stamp! This stamp will only be available for a very limited time and will be at an amazing price with free shipping to boot, but we can’t tell you anymore than that right now as it’s top secret! So be sure to pop back here on Friday to hop along with us, see this extra special stamp, and grab one for your collection! Any crafter who isn’t able to grab this stamp will definitely be disappointed. As I said, it’s only going to be available to buy from the YNS store from Friday and for a VERY limited time and I’m positive you’ll kick yourself if you miss it!

I am so excited to share this with you so be sure to pop back here on Friday!

Happy Stamping!


It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas YNS Blog Hop

Welcome to our fabulous YNS Winter New Release Blog Hop! I’m excited to finally release all these super fun holiday stamps!!! We’ve got an amazing hop line up with some very talented guests so be sure to hop along to see all the incredible new images from our fabulous illustrators Fhiona, Franfou and Heather.
I’d like to thank my illustrators, my amazing DT and guests for all their hard work and amazing eye candy!!! A special thanks to Simonne for helping put together this awesome hop! She always keeps us organized and I so appreciate all her hard work. Big hugs to all!
I know the hop line up is fairly long so as a little incentive to keep hopping there are mini prizes along the way as well as a grand prize located at the end so why not start at the beginning…
Your first stop on the hop is the super talented Crystal!!! You will love what she has for you!!!
Hopefully you’ve been hopping along and ended up here via the amazing and talented Tori Wild.
If you came from Tori’s blog then you are on the right track and I’d like to say…
Congrats to making it to last hop stop! Grand Prize information is at the end of my post.
Here is my hop card…
I’ve stamped the super cute Skating Fun Fhiona (yes, she has returned to YNS now as a single stamp – YAY!) with Brilliance black ink onto Copic X-press it blending card and colored her in with Copics. The DP is from the Winter Song paper pack. I added some stickles to the ice and had so much fun adding all the glitter brads and red metal embellies to this super fun new nestie…and yes I used my new fav tool the Embellie Gellie!
Just in case you get lost along the way, here is our hop line up…

Cindy Haffner 

Wendy Ramlakhan 

Chris Olsen 

Kerri Michaud 

Angela Wood 

Beth Ranney-Thomas 

Simonne Clay

Sylvia Blum

Jen del Muro

Linda Cummings

Jenny Cierley

Maureen Wong

Tori Wild

Karen Dedman – I’m sure you know that you are here already :o)

Wanna a chance to win these stamps?

I’m sure you said YES!!! All you need to do is leave a comment and enter your name into the link at the end of this post and you’ll be entered into our Grand Prize draw for these fabulous YNS new release stamps!

Thank you so much for joining us! I hope you enjoyed the hop!

Now before you head off the the YNS store to shop and take advantage of the 15% off discount (online code YNSOCT15) be sure to enter the grand prize draw by leaving me a comment and adding your name to the link below.


Sneak Peek Day 3 – Winter Release

Welcome to day 3 of the Winter Release sneak peeks! I’m super excited to share all the fabulous new stamps with you so I hope you join us tomorrow for our Winter Release Hop along with some fun holiday shopping!

Here is my super cute peek card for today…

I’ve stamped Merry Mouse Candy Cane with Brilliance black ink onto Copic X-press it Blending Card and colored this adorable new Franfou image with Copics.  The background dp is from the new i believe paper pack by My Mind’s Eye.

Crystal and Sylvia have some peeks for you too so be sure to hop on over to see what they have in store for you!

Until tomorrow…Happy Stamping!


Sneak Peek Day 2 – Winter Release

I hope we all peaked your curiosity with a little peek at Heather’s Holiday Collection! I can’t wait to show you the entire collection this Thursday!

Today, myself along with Chris, Kerri, Maureen and Linda have some more peeks of the fabulous winter releases which will be available to purchase on Oct 7th.

I’m so excited to inform you that Fhiona and Friend Penguin is back! YIPPEE! This stamp is a fan favorite and it’s available once again…now as a single image. She is sooooo CUTE!!!

Here is my peek card for today…

I stamped Fhiona with Brilliance black ink onto Copic X-press it blending card and colored her in with Copics. The snow is the beautiful Diamond White Flower Soft…silver and gold Flower Soft are on the way to the YNS store this week! YAY!

Remember to stop by the other gals blogs today for some more peeks of the new Winter releases.

I’ll be back tomorrow with my final peek…it’s a super adorable new Franfou image!

Happy Stamping!


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