Challenge #60 Winners

I am late posting the winners for challenge #60!  Yikes!    I am not going to make you wait any longer…here we go!

The winner of the main challenge and a $15.00 gift certificate to the YNS Store is participant #21, Monika Reeck.

The winner of the social media challenge and a $20.00 gift certificate to the YNS Store is  participant #24, Cynthia O.  Cynthia shared her project on Splitcoaststampers, where she goes by StampinAK.

Congratulations to both winners, please contact Karen via the link at the bottom of the site to claim your prize.


The Top Pick for Challenge #60 is this box card created by Beckynoelle.

 

I am a huge fan of box cards – each is an explosion of fun and Beckynoelle’s box does not disappoint!   The eggs nestled among the grass are the perfect accompaniment for Sprinkles the bunny.


Thank you to everyone for participating in the challenge!   There is a new challenge up right now, check out Challenge #61 and play along.

-Julie and the YNS Team

FacebookPinterestTwitterBlogger PostGoogle+Email

Ashley Abelson with Easter Treats

This week Ashley Abelson is sharing how to make mini spring pillow treat boxes.

Are you ready to add a personal touch to your Easter baskets?

Click here to check out the video on the YNS You Tube channel or click on the video below.

YNS Supplies: Coffee Chick Stamp, Coffee Chick Die, Mini Pillow Box Die Set, Enchanted Garden Sparkly Gumdrops, Magical Pastel Gumdrops, Black Olive Ink Pad.

 

Will you be crafting away in preparation for Easter morning?

Happy Stamping!

Save

Save

FacebookPinterestTwitterBlogger PostGoogle+Email

Welcome April Guests Kate and Chan

This month we have Kate Dykstra and Chan Vuong as guests.   They started of the month by participating in the new release festivities over the weekend.  If you have not already hopped for a chance to win a YNS Store gift certificate then take a look at this post and join in the fun.   You will find wonderful projects from both our guests.

Scroll on down to learn more about each guest, plus they both have new projects to share with you today.

Welcome ladies, we are excited to have you both joining us for the month!


Kate Dykstra
Instagram – smallbitsofpaper
Facebook – SmallBitsofPaper
Pinterest – katesmallbits
Hello crafters! I’m Kate Dykstra from Small Bits of Paper and I’m delighted to be this month’s guest designer at Your Next Stamp. I live in Ontario, Canada with my wonderful husband and we have three children – two in post-secondary and one who just started high school this year. I’m an Accessibility Advisor at our local university by day and a paper crafter by night!
I began paper crafting in 2005 and initially thought I’d like to scrapbook. However, once I made my first set of cards, I was hooked! I began with electronic die cuts and have started using more image stamps in the past year and am loving the calming effect of colouring. I discovered Your Next Stamp in 2016 and quickly became hooked on the fabulous stamps and dies.

Chan Vuong

Blog:  Humble Chan

Hi!  I’m Chan Vuong, and I’m so excited to be a guest crafter for Your Next Stamp this month!  I’m a big animal lover and get to live with a very special cat named Humble, who is my best friend.  I started card making in May 2009.  Though I haven’t been as active with my card making lately, I still love to do something crafty every day, and that usually involves journaling in my Hobonichi.  This month, I’m looking forward to making cards and other paper crafted projects again, and I’ll also be sharing some journal and planner decorating using cute things from YNS!


Your Next Stamp also has guests Tricia Traxler, Mindy Baxter and Lorraine Bailey joining in the new release fun!

-Julie and the YNS Team

FacebookPinterestTwitterBlogger PostGoogle+Email

April 2017 New Release! Hop to Win!

Welcome to our April New Release Celebration!

I hope you are having an amazing weekend! We’re busy prepping for ScrapFest (April 7th and 8th) we hope to see you there!

The April release is SOOOO AMAZING! I know you’ll squeal with joy when you see all the fabulous new Stamps, Dies, Paper Pad and Gumdrops! You’ll just have to check out the YNS store to see them all!

We’re introducing 9 NEW stamp sets, 14 NEW die sets, 1 NEW 6×6 Crazy for Coffee Paper Pad and NEW Enchanted Forest Gumdrops! So exciting!

I can’t wait for you to see all the AWESOME projects the YNS DT and guests have created for you today! All the new goodies are available to purchase right now in the YNS Store!

Are you ready to see all the fabulous projects that are guaranteed to make you SMILE?! There is so much eye candy and a hop prize too! Grab a bevvy of choice and hop, hop, hop!

The hop starts on Cassie’s Blog and if you’ve already been hopping along you should have arrived here via Sue’s Blog. Please reference our linky at the bottom of this post for the entire hop list.

Be sure to leave a comment on each blog for your chance to win a $25.00 YNS gift certificate. The more you comment on the greater your odds of winning!

The lucky winner will be announced right here on the Your Next Stamp Blog on April 6th PLUS we’ll have another chance for you to WIN and lots more inspiration so you’ll want to mark your calendars and come back to visit the YNS blog on April 5th for our DT Dare!

There are so many super FUN products this month, it was hard deciding which set to use for my hop project! I used the new Crazy Shapes Panel Die, Enchanted Forest Glittered Gumdrops along with the new Aquarium Antics stamp set! I LOVE all the little fishes!!!

**

YNS Supplies used to create my Fishy Shaker card:

Aquarium Antics Stamp and Die Set | Crazy Shapes Panel Die | Fishtail Banner Die | YNS Black Olive Premium Dye Ink Pad | Enchanted Forest Sparkly Gumdrops | Crystal Clear and Sparkle Gumdrops

****

Just in case you missed it…here’s a card I made using the new Coffee Chick stamp set that I shared last week.

YNS Supplies used to make my card:

Coffee Chick stamp and die set, Mini Heart Ink SplatterStitched Rectangles die set, Coffee and Tea Cup Stack die set, Crazy for Coffee Paper Pad, White A2 Card Base, Black Olive Premium Dye Ink Pad, Almond Latte Premium Dye Ink Pad, Enchanted Forest Glittered Gumdrops, Candy Land Glittered Gumdrops

*****

Yup, we’ve got a New Release SALE too!

(please be sure to enter the discount code prior to completing your order)

Thank you so much for stopping by today and hopping along with us! I hope you found lots of inspiration from our amazing DT and fabulous guests!

Now it’s time to head on over to YNS Store, but before you go, don’t forget to leave a comment for your chance to WIN a $25 YNS Gift Certificate!
Wishing you a fun and creative day!
Karen


Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

FacebookPinterestTwitterBlogger PostGoogle+Email

April 2017 New Release Sneak Peeks!

Happy April Fools Day! It’s Sneak Peek day and I’m not joking!!! Welcome to the start of our April Release Celebration!

The DT and Guests have lots of sneak peek projects featuring our fabulous and fun April new release which will be available to purchase in the YNS Store tonight at 10pm EST. Yippee!!!

Here’s a peek at our new 6×6 Crazy for Coffee Paper Pad, new Enchanted Forest Glittered Gumdrops and the new Coffee Chick stamp set!

Be sure to visit the links below to see all the fabulous Sneak Peek projects and to get a glimpse at all the must have NEW YNS Products! I know they would love for you to leave some sweet comments too! Feel free to come back here and let me know what you think of the New Release!

Julie

Sue

Tracy

Kendra

Holly

Laura

Martha

Dian

Cassie

Lisa

Chan {YNS Guest}

Tricia {YNS Guest}

Lorraine {YNS Guest}

Mindy {YNS Guest}

Kate {YNS Guest}

Be sure to stop by later tonight for our FUN and Inspirational Blog Hop! We have an amazing hop line up and a PRIZE too!!!

Holly has a special Sneak Peek video and a Giveaway on our YouTube Channel!!!

 

All the new products will be available to purchase in the YNS Store tonight at 10pm EST.

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!

Karen

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

FacebookPinterestTwitterBlogger PostGoogle+Email

Sketch and Color Challenge #61

Are you ready for  a new challenge?

We hope you answered YES, because Challenge #61 starts today!   There is a new sketch and color combo to choose from, plus the design team and guests are sharing inspiration.  The best part is you have the chance to win a YNS Store gift certificate if you play along!!   Remember, you can choose either the sketch or color combo, unless you really want to challenge yourself and combine the two!

Challenge #61 is open through Thursday, April 13, 2017 at midnight EST.  

One random participant will win a $15.00 gift certificate to the YNS Store, plus if the winner uses YNS products on their creation they will receive an additional $5.00 on their gift certificate.  We also select our favorite creation featuring YNS products from all participants and announce a “Top Pick”.   The random winner and “Top Pick” will be announced on the YNS blog the Sunday following the challenge close.   Link up a picture of your creation from your blog, gallery, etc. at the bottom of this post and you will be entered to win.

PLUS…if you are using YNS products on your creation why don’t you take the YNS Social Media challenge too?! You don’t need to create a different project, simply add your Challenge #61 entries to IG, SCS or FB.  Check out all the details in the rules at the bottom.

The sketch

If you use the sketch feel free to swap out shapes or rotate; so long as we can see the basic sketch was your inspiration.

The colors 

If you choose the color combo, be sure to use at least 3 colors and feel free to add in neutrals.
***

Which one inspired the team?

***

Sue

***Be sure to join in the fun and share your own creation inspired by either the sketch or the colors OR both!  Link up your project through Inlinkz below.  Note only 3 entries per person.

  • YNS’ challenge #61 ends on Thursday, April 13, 2017, at midnight EST
  • If you use the sketch feel free to swap out shapes or rotate; so long as we can see the basic sketch was your inspiration.
  • If you choose the color combo, be sure to use at least 3 colors and feel free to add in neutrals.
  • Only new creations please.
  • Limit of 3 entries per challenge, per person, each entry must be different.
  • Be sure to link back to our challenge in your blog post or gallery entry.
  • Entries not meeting the challenge guidelines will be removed.
  • All stamps are welcome, although we love to see YNS stamps and dies on your projects.
  • One random participant will win a $15 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp store.  If YNS stamps or dies are the focal point then the winner receives an additional $5 gift certificate for a total of $20.  The winner will be announced on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.
  • The YNS Top Pick will receive the “YNS Top Pick” badge and their project will be featured on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.  To be considered for the Top Pick, YNS stamps/dies must be the focal point of your project.
  • Social Media mini challenge – Does your challenge creation feature YNS products?  Then take our social media mini challenge to be entered in an extra prize drawing!   In addition to the inlinkz link up below to your blog or gallery, add your challenge creation to Instagram with “#yournextstamp” and “#ynschallenge61”, the YNS Facebook page referencing “challenge61” in your comment, and/or the SplitcoastStampers gallery with keyword “yournextstamp” and“ynschallenge61” and be sure to mention the YNS Challenge.   There will be a separate drawing for all challenge projects added to those 3 social media sites during the challenge time period.  If you add to one site then you receive 1 entry in the drawing.  If you add to two you receive 2 entries and 3 entries if you add to all three.   Remember, this is only for challenge creations featuring YNS products.  The random winner will receive a YNS Store gift certificate for $20.
  • Have fun!!!

-Julie and the YNS Team


Save

Save

FacebookPinterestTwitterBlogger PostGoogle+Email

Farewell to Our March Guests Amy and Trina

Thank you Amy Lim and Trina Pham for joining in the fun all month long.

Here is a look back at a couple of our favorite creations from the past month – Amy and Trina’s cards were wonderful and seeing them a second time is a treat!


Amy Lim

Blog: Amy’s Crafty Palette

Instagram: a.lim.a.m

 

———————-
Trina Pham
 
 
———————-
We will be welcoming new guests in a couple days and welcoming new products in to the YNS Store too!  The April release arrives on April 1st – no joke!
-Julie and the YNS Team
FacebookPinterestTwitterBlogger PostGoogle+Email

Welcome Lisa Lara to the YNS Design Team

Breaking news…Lisa Lara officially joins the Your Next Stamp Design Team April 1st!

Blog:  Lisa’s Life Lines

We are thrilled that Lisa said “yes” when we asked her to join the team.   She was a guest last year and has been sharing her creations with everyone the past few months as a new release guest.   We can’t wait to see more of her work on a regular basis – clean, cute, and creative are the first 3 words that come to mind to describe Lisa’s style.

Take a look yourself as we review a few of her YNS guest projects…

 

 

Lisa is joining us just in time for the April release!   Stay tuned to see more of her work this Saturday, with the April Preview!

-Julie and the YNS Team

 

FacebookPinterestTwitterBlogger PostGoogle+Email

Crafting Inspiration with Eloise Blue

Eloise Blue has a treat for you today…

The coloring diva is sharing a video featuring stamps from Your Next Stamp and hosting a giveaway!   One lucky person will win their own copy of the stamp set she featured.  Find out all the details on the YNS post on Eloise’s blog “Ella’s Cards“.

Here is a snippit of her creation…are you able to figure out which set she is giving away?

We are excited to have Eloise featuring a YNS stamp set in her video and we know you will be excited for the chance to win!  Head on over to Eloise’s blog right now to find out all the details.

-The YNS Team

FacebookPinterestTwitterBlogger PostGoogle+Email

Stamp Create Repeat – Rosette Wands with Ashley

Ashley Abelson is back with a magical installment of Stamp Create Repeat!

In this week’s video Ashley shows you how to customize a birthday party with rosette wands.

Click here to check out the video on the YNS You Tube channel or click on the video below.

 

YNS Supplies:  Stacked With Fun Stamp, Stacked With Fun Die, All Aboard – Spring Carts Stamp, All Aboard – Spring Carts Die, Open Circle Scallop Die Set, YNS Enchanted Garden Sparkly Gumdrops, YNS Crystal Clear and Sparkle Gumdrops, YNS Black Olive Ink Pad.

Is there a bit of magic in your future?   Have fun making wands!

Happy Stamping!

Save

Save

FacebookPinterestTwitterBlogger PostGoogle+Email

© 2017 Your Next Stamp. All Rights Reserved.

Website hosted and designed by The Biz Services, Inc