Welcome June Guests Karla and Maria

June is finally here and with it come two new guests for the month!

Karla Yungwirth and Maria Peters are both joining us for the entire month.  They will be sharing new creations during the new release starting on June 10th.  Plus, they will be joining in the challenges and design team posts.  Are you ready for the fun?   Scroll on down to learn more about each guest and see a sample of their work.


Karla Yungwirth

Blog: Creative Love Affair

Facebook: Creative Love Affair

Instagram: karla_yungwirth

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Hi! I’m Karla Yungwirth, and I’m so excited to be Guest Designing with the amazing team at YNS this month! I’m a mom to 3 girls and I live in Calgary, Alberta Canada. I’ve been crafting for as long as I can remember! I started scrapbooking around 2000 and then was introduced to cardmaking around 2004. It’s been a fun ride seeing all the trend changes! I enjoy adding mixed media to my projects and love watercolouring. I always add a little bling ; and I love stamping! For my card today I watercoloured the cute Waddles Rainbow set, layered some pretty spring papers and added a pretty bow and sequins.


 

Maria Peters

Instagram: a_country_home

Hi Crafty Friends,
my name is Maria. I’m 48 years old and live with my family in Hamburg, Germany. Card making is my therapy and, after my family, my greatest joy. You will find all my work on Instagram www.instagram.com/a_country_home. I’m so happy to be a full month guest in June for Your next Stamp and to share my first card with you today!

 


We also have Tricia Traxler, Alicia Havranek and Elle Lindgren joining us to share new release projects.

It is going to be a month full of inspiration!

-Julie and the YNS Team

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Farewell to Our May Guests Koren and Vicki

The time always goes by so fast, at least when it comes to enjoying the work of the guests playing along with Your Next Stamp for the month.  We said that with Kori Wiskman and Vicki Poulton joining us it would be a month full of whimsy and it definitely was!  Scroll on down for another look at some of their colorful creations.


 

Koren Wiskman

Blog:  Koren Wiskman

Instagram:  Korenwiskman

 

 


Vicki Poulton

Blog:  Vic’s Crafts

Instagram:  vickipoulton


 

Thanks for joining us Vicki and Koren!

-Julie and the YNS Team

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Ashley Ableson’s Stamp Create Repeat for the Boys

This week, Ashley Abelson’s Stamp Create Repeat video will guide you step by step through making a masculine card.

 

Ashley makes it easy to create a colorful background on a card for the handy man in your life.  Her video is full of tips that you will be using over and over again.

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

YNS Supplies: Nailed It! Stamp set | Nailed It! Die Set | Stitched Rectangle Die Set |Happy Spring 6×6 Paper Pad | YNS Frosted Fun Gumdrops | Cosmic Crush GumdropsBlack Olive Ink Pad | Blue Curacao Ink

Happy Stamping!

 

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Sketch and Color Challenge #64 Winners

Thank you to everyone who played along with Challenge #64.   We have a couple winners to announce from all the wonderful challenge entries.

The winner of the main challenge is Teresa from Red Obsession Cards with entry #34.   Teresa is the winner of a $15.00 YNS gift certificate.

The winner of the social media challenge is Pamelaloris who posted her card on Instagram.  Pam wins a $20.00 YNS gift certificate.

Congratulations to both winners!  Please contact Karen via the contact us link at the bottom of the site.


The Top Pick from challenge #64 is this card by Nicole Vögeli

Nicole’s take on the color combo is fresh and fun, combining a couple YNS sets to create the background. Head on over to her blog Frau Vögeli  for all the details and to see more of her creations.


Challenge #65 is going on right now.  Share your take on the color combo or the sketch for a chance to win!

-Julie and the YNS Team

 

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I Spy YNS Saturday – Hugs

This week Nicole Rinaldi’s card on Instagram caught our eye.  Warning:  Those Silly Monsters are at it again!

Creative is the first word that came to mind when we saw Nicole’s card.   The monster popping out of the “H” is too cute.   Combining the sentiment with the die cut word HUGS is perfect.

To see more cards by Nicole visit her gallery on Instagram: Curlesue.cards.


We are always on the lookout for creations from our customers.  Tag your photos with #yournextstamp.

-Julie and the YNS Team

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Sketch and Color Challenge #65

We have a new challenge for you!    Challenge #65 starts today and it has a simple sketch and cool colors for you to choose from.

Remember, you can choose either the sketch or color combo, unless you really want to challenge yourself and combine the two!  Play along and you may just win a YNS Store gift certificate.

Challenge #65 is open through Thursday, June 8, 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 #65 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?

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Koren, May Guest

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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, up to 3 entries per person.

  • YNS’ challenge #65 ends on Thursday, June 8, 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 “#ynschallenge65”, the YNS Facebook page referencing “challenge65” in your comment, and/or the SplitcoastStampers gallery with keyword “yournextstamp” and“ynschallenge65” 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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May Artist Inspiration Feature Day Winner

This month the design team took inspiration from artists with our Feature Day post.  Thank you to everyone who stopped by and left a comment.  The winner is lucky comment #56 left by Jane Schroeder!

 

Congratulations Jane!  Please contact Karen via the store contact link at the bottom of the site to claim your prize.

– Julie and the YNS Team

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Stamp Create Repeat – A Shaker with Ashley

We see a shaker in your future!  This week, Ashley Abelson’s Stamp Create Repeat video shows you how to use a panel die to create a shaker!

Ashley’s video takes you through creating the shaker card below.  Get ready to layer and shake, shake, shake!

 

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

 

YNS Supplies: Waddles-Fortune Teller Stamp | Waddles- Fortune Teller Die Set | Phoebe and Pets Stamp | Phoebe and Pets Die Set | Sunburst Panel Die | Stitched Rectangle Die Set | YNS Frosted Fun GumdropsYNS Crystal Clear & Sparkle Gumdrops |  Black Olive Ink Pad

If you shake it up yourself be sure to share your creation with us by tagging your posts with #yournextstamp.

Happy Stamping!

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May Feature Day – Artist Inspiration – Comment to Win

What inspires you when you are crafting?  

Today the design team was asked to take inspiration from an artist.  Scroll on down to see all their creations and learn their inspiration.   Then leave a comment for a chance to win a Your Next Stamp stamp set of your choice.

 

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

The artists inspiring the team are of a wide variety.   What inspires you?


Koren, May Guest, took inspiration from graffiti by Lee Quinones

YNS Supplies: One in a Chameleon | Mud Splatter  | Gumdrops

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Holly’s card is based on Andy Warhol’s Fish III.39

Martha took inspiration from work by Charles Willson Peale

YNS Supplies:  Premium Dye Ink Pad – Black Olive | From My GardenPremium Dye Ink Pad – Purple Passion

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Lisa took inspiration from work by Andy Warhol

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Vicki, May Guest with her take on Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night Over the Rhone

YNS Supplies: Woodland Cuties

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  Tracy took inspiration from Claude Monet’s painting titled San Giorgio Maggiore at Dusk

YNS Supplies:  Fairy Dust | Stitched Rectangles | Double Stitched Hill Die | Crystal Clear and Sparkle Gumdrops | YNS Ink

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Cassie took inspiration from Sunflowers by Vincent Van Gogh

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 Julie was inspired by Andy Warhol’s Coca-Cola 5 Bottles

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Sue took inspiration from Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night

YNS Supplies:  Life’s A Hoot stamp set | Life’s a Hoot Dies

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Deborah inspired by The Son of Man by Rene Magritte
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We also have a surprise sale for you today!   Today is Karen’s son’s birthday and to celebrate take 22% off everything in the YNS Store using the code below!

Please leave a comment before you go for your chance to WIN a YNS stamp set of your choice!  Let us know what inspires you.

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

Thank you so much for stopping by! Wishing you a day filled with inspiration!

Karen

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