Question and Answer with Keri

We have a new face behind the scenes at Your Next Stamp! Say ‘hi’ to Keri Postma who helps keep the YNS office running!

Here is a little more about Keri:

I have been married to my great husband for 26 years. We have two amazing adult children and a crazy dog. 

What can’t you live without?

I can’t live without my Diet Pepsi, Creme de la Earl Grey tea and chocolate! 

Are you a crafter? What do you enjoy the most?

I enjoy crafting. I love making cards and recently started a planner which I am really enjoying. 

What is your favorite YNS stamp set?

My favourite YNS stamp set is all the monsters sets. They are so fun! Plus  I am discovering so many other favourites! I also love every gumdrop set. 

What is the best thing about YNS?

The best thing about YNS is girl power! Karen has done an awesome job growing her business and providing so many great products! 

What job would you be terrible at?

A job I would be terrible at is a Vet. All I would do is cry every time I had to deal with a sick animal. 

What is your ideal way to spend the weekend?

My ideal way to spend the weekend is with my family. I am an empty nester now so I love when my kids come home and we can hang out. Also anytime I can bake or scrapbook is always a bonus too. 

Who inspires you?

All the creative ladies in the the scrapbook community inspire me. They are so talented and many have started very successful companies and all support each other.

I am looking forward to getting to be a helpful member of the YNS team! I can’t believe I actually get to work in the scrapbook field. A dream come true for me. 

Welcome to the YNS family Keri!

Happy Stamping!

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Challenge 130 – Winner

We have a winner!

First, thank you so much to everyone who played along with our Shades of Blue challenge. We so enjoyed all your cool blue creations.

The randomly selected winner is participant #22, Kathy K. Congratulations! Kathy, you are the winner of a $15.00 YNS Store gift certificate. Please use the contact us link at the bottom of the site to claim your prize!


The Top Pick from the challenge is a card created by Nancy of the blog Nananas. This card is full of shades of blue and texture from the blending.

The Feather Fun Die set pops against the block of white. Cool, clean and creative!


Happy Stamping!

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Challenge #131 – Share the Love – Comment to Win!

Want to win goodies from YNS? Challenge #131 starts today and we are kicking it off with a giveaway!

Challenge 131 – Share the Love

Our challenges come with 2 opportunities to win.

#1 – a comment for the chance to win giveaway

Would you like the chance to win a YNS stamp set? Leave a comment on this post by January 29, 2020 at midnight est to be entered in the random drawing. Want more entries in the drawing? Leave comments on YNS’ IG and FB pages too!

#2 – play along with the challenge

Would you like to win a YNS store gift certificate? Play along with the challenge! Link up your creation at the bottom of this post by February 6, 2020 at midnight est to be entered in the random drawing to win a $15.00 YNS gift certificate. If your creation contains YNS products and you are the random winner then you receive an extra $5.00.

Now on to love filled inspiration from the design team.

Noga

YNS Supplies: Purrr-fect Friends

Deborah

Meghan

YNS Supplies: Love Muffin stamp and die sets

Karen A.

YNS Supplies: Photo Booth Panel Die Set 
Stripe-tastic Heart Die Set
Black Olive Ink
Love & Hugs stamp set
Cool Tag Banner Sentiment stamps
Perfect Blend Gumdrdops
Stitched Rectangle dies

Kerri

YNS Supplies: Chickie Love
Chickie Love Die Set
Black Olive Ink
Grape Crush Sparkly Gumdrops

Sue

YNS Supplies: Latte Happy Vibes

Kendra

YNS Supplies: Purrr-fect Friends
Heart Panel Die
Black Olive Ink
Gumdrops
  • YNS’ challenge #131 ends on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at midnight EST.
  • 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.

Happy Stamping!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


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A Tri-Fold Card from Ishani

Today we are sharing Ishani’s final project from her January guest series. If you missed her other January cards then click HERE and HERE. We are loving Ishani’s projects and are happy to announce she will be back as a guest later this year.

Be sure to follow Ishani on IG @quill_ish or through her blog Quillish. She also has a You Tube channel, Ishani S.

Are you ready for some cute chicks? Ishani’s card features the chicks from the Merry Christmas Chicks stamp set skiing in the mountains.

This card seems simple at first, but then once the belly band comes off, each side of the card opens up.

YNS Supplies: Merry Christmas Chicks stamp set and Snowy Mountains Edge Die Set

Happy Stamping!


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Stamp, Create, Repeat Video – 3×3 Valentine’s Day Cards

Ashley Abelson is sharing more Valentine’s Day inspiration this week. Watch her video to learn how to create 3″x3″ mini cards.

Mini cards are a great way to use up scraps. Plus, these cards go together fast, which works well when you are making multiples. Ashley’s cards feature the Ooh La La stamp set which is on sale right now at a great price!

Click here to view the video on You Tube or click directly on the video below.

YNS Supplies: Ooh La La stamp set, gumdrops, Rounded Squares with Piercing Marks die set

If you are looking for envelopes for your mini cards, then the YNS Envelope Die is the way to go. It is so fun to create matching envelopes.

Happy Stamping!

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Creating a Scene with Ishani

Ishani is back with her second project of the week. This time she is creating a scene – on a card! If you missed yesterday’s creation you can find it HERE plus you will get the chance to learn a little more about Ishani.

The card Ishani created features all the critters from Fairytale Friends stamp set.

The sponged mat creates the perfect backdrop for all the cute critters.

YNS Supplies: Happy Die | Fairytale Friends stamp set

Be sure to follow Ishani on IG @quill_ish or through her blog Quillish. She also has a You Tube channel, Ishani S.

Happy Stamping!

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Pizza Fun with Guest Ishani

We have a special guest joining us with a series of posts this week! Welcome Ishani! She is starting us off with some food fun filled with love!

I am Ishani from India, known as Quillish to the crafting world, and I am super excited to be a guest designer for Your Next Stamp! I am an Indian Air Force veteran and now a stay-at-home mom, loving time with my kid and crafts. I started paper crafting with paper quilling five years back. I was introduced to stamping in 2017, and there has been no looking back. I enjoy coloring and creating scenes. Though I am still learning and experimenting, I tend to have a clean and simple style in my cards.

You can follow me on my Instagram @quill_ish

My You tube channel Ishani S 

My blog  – Quillish

Now on to some pizza fun with Ishani’s card featuring stamps from Carnival Food Fun!

Ishani added faces to each slice of pizza to create a happy pair.

Ishani will be back tomorrow with more fun! Be sure to check out her You Tube channel for a video on the creation of her pizza card.

Happy Stamping!

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A Heart Filled Creation from Karen

Karen Aicken is sharing a little love with you today! She has been crafting away for Valentine’s Day.

Don’t let the front of this card deceive you…

The inside is filled with stamped images and more hearts.

The Stripe-tastic Heart dies & Gumdrops are featured on the card front with the Love & Hugs stamps on the inside.

Happy Stamping!

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Challenge #130 – Shades of Blue – The Fun Continues

Have you played along?! Challenge #130 is going on right now and we are looking for shades of blue.

Challenge #130 – Shades of Blue

Would you like to win a YNS store gift certificate? Play along with the challenge! Link up your creation at the bottom of this post by January 23, 2020 at midnight est to be entered in the random drawing to win a $15.00 YNS gift certificate. If your creation contains YNS products and you are the random winner then you receive an extra $5.00.

First, we have a winner to announce from last week’s comment to win giveaway…

Congratulations Emma Sleppy! Please contact Karen via the ‘contact us’ link at the bottom of the site to claim your free stamp set! Have fun picking out a favorite set and then be sure to join in our next challenge.

Did you read Emma’s comment? Yes, the Pantone color of the year for 2020 is Classic Blue. This makes our challenge very timely!

  • YNS’ challenge #130 ends on Thursday, January 23rd, at midnight EST.
  • 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.

Happy Stamping!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


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