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!!!
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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.

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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!

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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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Sneak Peek – Day 1 – Welcome Heather!

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Welcome to YNS Sneak Peek Day 1!!! I’m so excited about all the amazing Holiday stamps that are being releases on October 7th!!! There are over 25 new images all from the amazing and talented Fhiona Galloway, Franfou and our newest Illustrator Heather!

Today’s peeks are dedicated to our new Illustrator Heather Rolin! I’m so excited to bring Heather’s amazing designs to Your Next Stamp! We’ve been working together on some new collections for YNS and this Thursday I finally get to release her first collection – YAY! The Happy Holidays Collection is absolutely amazing and I just love the versatility of these images!!!

For my sneak peek I stamped one of the Holiday Stockings from this collection and made it into a holiday gift tag. I love making my own gift tags and these stockings are perfect!!!

I stamped the image with Brilliance black ink onto the new Copic X-press it blending card and colored it in with Copics and then tied it onto the bag with divine twine. Just in case you are wondering…the To: and From: sentiments are from Dale’s Garden Greetings set.

Please be sure to visit the super talented Simonne, Wendy and Beth for more peeks at Heather’s new Holiday Collection!

I’ll be back tomorrow with another peek so until then…

Happy Stamping!

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Happy World Card Making Day!


I think it’s so COOL that there’s a day dedicated to Card Making!!! I’ve been so busy with getting the new winter releases ready for our Oct 7th blog hop – YIPPEE along with preparing for ScrapFest Oshawa – another YIPPEE that I don’t actually have a card for you today but I do have a really simple gift bag that I made for my Mom. We are actually celebrating an early Thanksgiving this weekend and I thought my Mom would like a little gift bag filled with some yummy goodies. I just loved the card Maureen made with this Yummy Pie stamp set so I decided to use her layout and make it into a bag.

I hope you have a happy stamping world card making wonderful day!

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October Guest Designer

It’s Friday! YAY! It’s also October already! Where did September go? It seemed to just fly by!

I’d like to give a warm welcome to our super amazing and talented guest designer – Tori Wild! I instantly fell in love with Tori’s creative style and couldn’t wait to see what she would create with YNS stamps! Thank so you much for joining us this month Tori!

Here is a wonderful her bio in her own words…

I’m a “work-from-home” mom who left the rush of the corporate world a year ago to start an in-home daycare.  I love being home every day for my kids and as an added bonus, it gives me so much more stamping time!  I look forward to my afternoon “recess” each day during nap-time.  My “Wild” kids are Parker – 7, Kaiden – 5, and Gabrielle – 3 and I can’t forget my amazing husband, Jeremy — we just celebrated our 15 year wedding anniversary and are coming up on 20 years as a couple.  He puts up with my chaos and supports me in everything!   I love to stay busy and challenge my mind, so working with some of the most amazing stamp companies in the industry has been a huge honor and has led to so many amazing friendships.  I’m excited to play along with the YNS team this month! 

I can totally relate with her and wish my son would nap so I could have ‘recess’ too!

Check out this super adorable card she made using Cute Witch Ellie

Have a wonderful weekend!

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YNS Challenge #26

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Happy Wednesday! It’s time for YNS Challenge #26! YIPPEE! Our hostess with the mostess is the super talented Wendy and she has challenged us to make our own flowers for our card/creation! How super FUN!

I’ve never attempted to make my own flower so this was a challenge for me but I’m always up for trying new things so I got to work and well…all I can say is ‘go BIG or go home!’ LOL My flower turned out a little bit, ok I mean, a lot bigger than planned…hmmm so I’ll add to Wendy’s challenge and if you can make a bigger flower than mine I’ll give you $5 in YNS bucks…how’s that for a fun challenge? Just be sure to comment below with a link to your blog so I can go and check out your HUGE flower. If you don’t have a blog just email me a photo of your creation. Also be sure to link your creation to the YNS Challenge #26.

Ok so here is my HUGE homemade flower creation…

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I stamped the lady from the You’re Fabulous set onto Copic X-press It paper and then paper pieced her skirt to match my flower and colored the rest in with Copics.

I hope you join the fun over at the challenge blog for your chance to win! Plus you can instantly win $5 in YNS bucks if you make a bigger flower than me! Have FUN!

Also I’d like to remind everyone that the Limited Edition sets will no longer be available after September 30th so grab the sets you want at this amazing price while you still can!

Happy Stamping!

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Get Well Soon

It seems that people every where start coughing and sneezing as soon as the change of season comes so this post is for all the people out there feeling under the weather…if you are not feeling well today, I hope you Get Well Soon!

I stamped Get Well Soon Fhiona and the kleenex box from the Get Well Accessories on Copic X-press It paper with Brilliance Ink and colored her in with Copics. The sentiment is from the awesome Elegant Greetings set and the dp and buttons are from the Basic Grey Kioshi line.

Remember to check out the Limited Edition stamp sets which will no longer be available after September 30th.

Plus there is a secret discount code hidden in the YNS store!!! Have fun searching for it! This code is valid until my next release which is a super amazing HUGE Christmas/Winter release coming in October!!!

Enjoy your day!

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Fall Issue is here

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That’s right! The Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine Fall issue is here!!! It’s free with any purchase so if you would like a copy just add it to your cart before checking out!

Also the Limited Edition stamp sets are going fast so grab the sets you want before they are gone! After September 30th these sets will no longer be available.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Karen

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Final Markdown – 60% off

You may have noticed the retired stamp section over at the YNS Store. If not, be sure to click this link to check it out!

When I first launched YNS I had an overwhelming request for single images along with mix and match accessories so I listened to you, my fabulous and wonderful customers, and in response to your request I only produced a limited number of this super adorable sets so if you would like to get your hands on some of them you have until September 30th at midnight. I’ve even marked them down a whooping 60% off so be sure to grab the sets you want before they are gone!

Hop on over to the YNS Store and check out the remaining sets…quite a few of the limited edition sets have only a few remaining.

Happy Stamping and Shopping!

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