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!

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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!

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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!

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YNS News: ScrapFest and Surprise Blog Hop

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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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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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