Sketch and Color Challenge #59

Happy Friday!   We hope you are ready for a new challenge, because Challenge #59 starts today!   There is a new sketch and color combo to choose from, plus inspiration from the design team and guests.  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 to take inspiration from, unless you really want to challenge yourself and combine the two!

Challenge #59 is open through Thursday, March 16, 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 #59 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.
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Which one inspired the team?

LauraYNS Supplies:  Cactus and Flower Fun Stamp Set | Hugs and Kisses 6×6 Paper Pad | Stitched Rectangle Die Set

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***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 #59 ends on Thursday, March 16, 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 “#ynschallenge59”, the YNS Facebook page referencing “challenge59” in your comment, and/or the SplitcoastStampers gallery with keyword “yournextstamp” and“ynschallenge59” 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


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Welcome March Guests – Amy and Trina

This month we have 2 creative guest designers joining us for the full month.   Please join me in welcoming Amy Lim and Trina Pham.   Amy and Trina will be taking part in the March release, challenges, and fun feature days!   That means there are plenty of opportunities to see their creations.

Scroll on down to learn a little more about each designer and to see the first YNS card they are each sharing this month!


Amy Lim

Blog: Amy’s Crafty Palette

Instagram: a.lim.a.m

 

Hello Everyone! I am Amy Lim from Singapore. I’m a mum of two adorable girls and happily married to a loving husband who is always supportive in whatever I do.  Since young, I have great passion for art and crafts and would draw, color, crochet or sew during my leisure time.
I discovered the card making community while browsing through crafting channels online in March 2016. I was inspired, did my first card and was hooked since. My style is very much single layer and watercolor using Distress Inks which I find to be very relaxing. Nevertheless, I do challenge myself sometimes to try different styles, techniques and mediums. I would also combine multiple stamps and draw my own background to create fun scenes and to grow and improve my crafts.
I am absolutely thrilled and honored to be invited to join Your Next Stamp as guest designer for this month. I’m looking forward to sharing my projects and hope you will like what you see.
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Trina Pham
Hello there.  I’m Trina Pham and I am so honoured to be guest designing at Your Next Stamp for the month of March.  I live on the west coast of Canada in Vancouver with my amazingly supportive husband.
Although I’ve been stamping and paper crafting since mid-2005, it feels like I just started last year in April when I joined this crafting community, participated in challenges and launched my blog.  I don’t know if I have a particular style because I like trying new things. I love interactive cards, and lately I’ve been leaning towards CAS.  I am excited to share my creations and to be joining the YNS team this month.
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Get ready for a fun month!  We also have 3 guests joining us for the March release, Lisa Lara, Francine Vuilleme, and Isha Gupta.
The March new release previews start Saturday and then we will be following it up with a blog hop that starts at 10 pm EST Saturday night.
-Julie and the YNS Team
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Farewell to Our February Guests Jennifer and Jayne


As always, the month flies by when we are having fun!   It is already the last day of February and time to bid farewell to our wonderful guests Jennifer Dixon and Jayne Palmer.
The creations from Jennifer and Jayne had us shaking, racing and smiling!   Join me in thanking them for their inspiration as we take a look back at a couple of their fun cards from this past month.
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Jennifer Dixon
Blog:   Jennifer D
  
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Jayne Palmer
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Tomorrow we will be introducing the March guests – stay tuned!
-Julie and the YNS Team
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Tuesday Throwdown Sponsorship

Your Next Stamp is sponsoring Tuesday Throwdown challenge #332 Things with Wings.  

There are so many YNS stamp sets with winged creatures, from fairies, to bees and of course we can’t forget Waddles the penguin!

Sue and Cassie played along and are sharing creations to inspire you.

YNS Supplies:  Waddles Winter Happiness | Circles-Stitching Marks Die | Crystal Clear and Sparkle Gumdrops | Whatnot Sentiments Set Two

Link up your own winged creation on the Tuesday Throwdown blog for a chance to win a gift certificate to the YNS Store!

  • The YNS Team
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February Margarita Feature Day Winner

Thank you to everyone who stopped by and left a comment on our February Feature Day post filled with Margarita inspired creations!

The winner of a stamp set of their choice is Danielle Vincent!

Please contact Karen via the link at the bottom of the site to claim your prize.


Next weekend the March new release will be available in the YNS Store.   This release is full of fun!  To celebrate we will be hosting a blog hop which means another chance to win a YNS prize.

-Julie and the YNS Team

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I Spy YNS Saturday – Cuteness Overload

This week we are sharing twice the I Spy with you.   We spied several creations by Rajni Chawla on Instagram and could not decide which one to showcase…we narrowed it down to two and you get to see both!

Rajni creates a bold card, long and thin and full of interest.  What a great layout.   The subtle background makes the words pop.   Talking about the words, the addition of the banana and leaves is genius and really helps create a scene for the monkey.  The Monkey Fun stamp set is truly FUN on this card!

Now on to one more, I mentioned that we could not decide which card to share…this one will make you smile!

This one features Sprinkes – Coffee and Tea with a water colored background and touches of flowers throughout.

You need to go check out Rajni’s IG gallery right now:  rajnichawla69.   There are more of these long cards and oh my, each is so cute!

-Julie and the YNS Team

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Sketch and Color Challenge #58 – More Inspiration

Are you excited it is Friday?   Are you planning on spending some time crafting this weekend?   How would you like to win a YNS Store gift certificate?   Why don’t you join in our bi-weekly challenge???!!!

There is a sketch and color combo to choose from, plus inspiration from the design team and guests to get your mojo going.  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 to take inspiration from, unless you really want to challenge yourself and combine the two!

Challenge #58 is open through Thursday, March 2, 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 #58 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.
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Which one inspired the team?

Tracy

YNS Supplies: Book Monster stamp and die sets | Circle Die setsCircle – Stitching Mark Die sets | Love Me Some Latte Gumdrops | Letterboard die

***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 #58 ends on Thursday, March 2, 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 “#ynschallenge58”, the YNS Facebook page referencing “challenge58” in your comment, and/or the SplitcoastStampers gallery with keyword “yournextstamp” and“ynschallenge58” 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


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February Feature Day – Margaritas – Comment to Win

Today the design team is sharing creations in celebration of Margarita Day!   

It’s feature day and that means you get the chance to win a stamp set of your choice!  

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Simply leave a comment on this post by February 24th and you will be entered in the draw.   The winner will be announced on February 26th, right here on the YNS blog.

 

Are you ready to see our margarita inspired creations?   The design interpreted the challenge in many different ways from shaker cards, to drink images and the color green.


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DianYNS Supplies: Cheers! stamp set 

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Jayne, February GuestYNS Supplies: Silly monsters; Java Geek: YNS Gumdrops

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Sue

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Deborah

Kendra 

Please leave a comment before you go for your chance to WIN a YNS stamp set of your choice!

You have until February 24th at midnight EST to leave a comment and be entered in the draw.   The winner will be announced on February 26th.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Wishing you a fun and creative day!

Karen

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Critter Designer Showcase Winner

The critters were out in full force this past week as the team shared creations featuring the Smiley Happy Critter Crew sets.   Thank you to everyone who stopped by!

A huge congrats to Agnes Dobek who left this comment on day one of the Designer Showcase series:

Agnes you have won a stamp set of your choice!!!   Contact Karen via the link at the bottom of the site to claim your prize!

-Julie and the YNS Team

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