Happy Halloween

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! Brandon already had his adorable giraffe costume on yesterday for a special Halloween parade and I think he’s eaten enough candy to last him the entire year! He’s excited to put on his costume again Sunday evening to collect more candy…I call him my little sugar monster! I’ll have some pictures to share next week of him…he makes a really cute giraffe.

I made this Cute Witch Ellie card to celebrate Halloween. I decided to have some fun with it and colored the image with my favorite Twinkling H2O’s – I LOVE these sparkly paints! I stamped Ellie with Staz On onto watercolor paper and then colored the entire image with H2O’s using my water pen. The sentiment is from the Monster Sign stamp set and then the inside of the card has Ellie’s kitty and the sentiment is from the Trick or Treat stamp set.

Here’s a shot of the sparkle before I finished the card, I have a hard time capturing sparkle in photos…feel free to click on the photos to enlarge them…

and here is the front of the card…

and the inside of the card…

I hope you have a safe and happy Halloween!

Happy Stamping!


YNS Challenge #28 – Bookmark it!

Happy Wednesday!

It’s time for YNS Challenge #28 – YIPPEE! Chris is our super talented hostess for this challenge and she has challenged us to make bookmarks – FUN!

I picked up these huge paper clips at the office store awhile back and I’ve been wanting to make a bookmark so I was quite excited to finally make one!

I stamped Mini Party Fhiona with Brilliance Black ink onto Copic Xpress It paper and then colored her in with copics. Then I used all different punches for the scallop and circles…I love that I can use a craft punch for the mini Fhiona stamps!

The book I’m reading is Eat, Pray, Love…again! I can’t wait to see the movie!
The back is the same dp (Basic Grey Jovial) as the front. I used a large glue dot to attach the front and back layers.

I LOVE the mini stamps so for those of you who are also fans of the mini Fhiona stamps…look for more to be released very soon!!! *grin* I’m so excited!!

Now hop on over to the YNS challenge blog for all the details and enter your bookmark for a chance to win some YNS bucks!!! YAY!

Happy Stamping!


Surprise Blog Hop!

I just wanted to say THANK YOU to my super amazing design team! They surprised me today with a birthday hop!!! FUN! If you would like to hop along and see all their fabulous creations then hop on over to Simonne’s blog where the all the birthday fun begins!

I’m blessed with such a wonderful design team and I just want them to know how much I appreciate all their fabulous creations and hard work!!! Love you all!!! Thank you again for this wonderful surprise! You made my day extra special!

Happy Stamping!


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 random.org and our winner is…

#10 Terriavidreader – http://triesmakingcards.blogspot.com/

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 http://lccorner.blogspot.com/

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sylvia Blum http://sylviastamps.blogspot.com/

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

Simonne Clay http://semsee.blogspot.com/
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 random.org 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!


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