Posted by: YNS on Friday, April 1, 2011 at 12:59 pm
April is here! YAY! That means that ScrapFest is just around the corner, I get to announce our fabulous guest designer and the snow is finally going to melt and Brandon can get his little bike out that he’s been begging to ride for the past few months!
Today I’d like to welcome back Jodi as April Guest Designer! I’m sure you will adore her wonderful creations!
Here is some info in her own words plus an adorable card featuring Yippee Fhiona!
Hi there, my name is Jodi and I am so happy to be back as a Guest Designer for Your Next Stamp. I am a SAHM mom to 4 wonderful kids, Alicia, Tyler, Ashley and Trevor and have been married to my husband, Jim, for 13 years. I am a Team Manager for 2 Destination ImagiNation teams, a Girl Scout Leader for 2 troops, and volunteer at school as much as possible. I love the creative outlet that stamping gives me and am thankful for all the friends I have met along the way.
Posted by: YNS on Monday, February 28, 2011 at 2:00 pm
Before I introduce Peggy I’d like you to know that you have arrived in the correct place…this is the YNS blog and thanks to Simone my fabulous friend and DT co-ordinator we have a completely new look – YAY! You’ll find this new design to be very user friendly and I guarantee that you will find loads of inspiration from myself and the DT with the new posting rotation we have set up. Be sure to check in often or sign up to receive updates via email so you don’t miss out on all the fun hops and contests too!
Ok so let me introduce our amazing guest designer…
I am so pleased to welcome the wonderful and super-talented Peggy Toole as our YNS Guest Designer for the month of March! Welcome aboard Peggy!
Hi everyone! My name is Peggy Toole and I live near Salmon Arm in British Columbia with my very supportive and wonderful husband and 3 boys. I am a SAHM and love to stamp, sometimes I think it has taken over! lol I have been stamping now for almost 6 years and just love this hobby and all the great people I have met because of it. I was just thrilled when Karen asked me to be a guest at YNS and the opportunity to work with such a great bunch of women, I can’t wait to get started!
Peggy is a regular participant of our YNS Challenges, and has made many gorgeous YNS creations which you can see HERE at her blog. For today’s stunning card, Peggy has used the adorable Bubbly Fun Fhiona stamp. Don’t you just love those pearl bubbles, that fab sentiment, and check out the bathroom scene she has created complete with furry bath mat!
Thank you for joining us Peggy! We are so looking forward to seeing more of your amazing YNS creations!
Posted by: YNS on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 8:00 am
Our fabulous February YNS guest designer…the talented and hilarious Carole Burrage!!! Visit her blog and I guarantee that you’ll smile and laugh!
I know it’s not quite February yet but with CHA and the new release blog hop this Friday I thought I would give Carole the spotlight a little early so everyone could give her a warm YNS welcome!
Here’s a little bit about Carole in her own words…
Hi, YNS lovers! It’s my pleasure and privilege to be able to Guest Design for Your Next Stamp this month — I adore YNS’s fresh and fun images. They’re just too adorable to resist! A little about me… I live in Claremore, Oklahoma, where I’m a stay-at-home-mom to two busy boys (Truman, age 14, and Carter, age 6) and the wife of my college/law school sweetheart, Sean, to whom I’ve been married for 17 years. I started scrapbooking, on and off, after Truman was born. In the fall of 2006, I fell into stamping and found my paper passion. Since then, I’ve been lucky enough to serve on several design teams, including Splitcoaststampers’ Dirty Dozen, and have made wonderful friends from all around the world. I love stampers and how they ‘get me;’ if you’ve ever tried to explain this hobb-session to a ‘civilian,’ you probably know what I mean! Huge hugs and thanks to Karen for asking me to join in the YNS fun for February — I’m excited to play with all of you!
Posted by: YNS on Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 2:05 pm
— I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! I’ve been busy with my last minute ‘to do’ list before the big day! Brandon is so excited and keeps asking if Santa has been here yet…it’s so cute! We took him to the mall to see Santa and he asked for a train set so let’s hope that Santa pulls through and leaves a train under the tree. What’s the hot item that your kids or grand kids are asking for this year?
I’ve got a few cards designed by the talented Kimber McGray – thank you for sending these to me Kimber! She has inked up the the fabulous Happy Holidays Collection and created these stunning cards…
Posted by: YNS on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 5:19 pm
WOW! It’s December already and the snow is blowing outside my office window…brrrrr it’s a cold day today! I think I’ll go make a nice hot cup of tea but before I do that I’d like to give a warm welcome to Angela Wood!!! YAY! Angela is joining the YNS family for the month of December, her wonderful designs are sure to warm your heart.
Here’s are some fabulous YNS creations and a little info about Angela in her own words…
Hi, I’m Angela Wood and I’m thrilled to be the guest designer at YNS this month. I’ve been stamping and making cards for almost 2 years now and am really enjoying myself. I’ve made so many wonderful friends through blogging and being on design teams. It’s been wonderful! I am married to my very supportive hubby, Brian and we have 2 daughters Elena age 12 and Christina age 8 and we live in the Connecticut suburbs. I am primarily a SAHM but work part time at my children’s school. I cherish every moment I spend with my family and I really love the creative outlet I get from making cards and paper projects! Thank you to Karen for asking me to join the YNS family this month.
Posted by: YNS on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 2:56 pm
I rec’d an email this morning from the talented and oh so humorous Carole Burrage and this is what it said…
Just a few more minutes … visit my blog around 9 EST this a.m. for a fun surprise!
So of course Brandon I were watching the clock and at 9 am we visited her blog and was super surprised and excited this to see that the very talented JIFFY gals chose the adorable YNS Monkey Gone Bananas as their stamp choice this month for their FUN Jiffy challenge! Brandon said…oh mommy a monkey! CUTE!
If you’re not familiar with the Jiffy gals they are a group of friends who challenge each other each month to make a card just for fun! One person picks the stamp and another pick the designer paper, thank you Kim for picking Monkey Gone Bananas this month.
Since Carole gave me the heads up I’ll share her card with you…
Isn’t her snow monkey sooooo CUTE! Be sure to visit her blog Mother’s Little Helper and leave her a lovely comment and read her super fun post!
Also here is the list of all the Jiffy gals so you can hop along and check out their fun creations. I hope you leave them all some lovely comments!
Posted by: YNS on Friday, October 1, 2010 at 4:00 am
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!
Posted by: YNS on Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 2:36 am
I’d like to take a moment to welcome the talented Andrea Murdock to our YNS stamping family for the month of August!!! So glad to have you with us Andi!!!
Check out this super adorable Cupcake Cutie Fhiona card Andi created along with a bit of info in her own words…
Hi, my name is Andrea but I also go by Andi. I have been married to my best friend for 16 years and we have 2 daughters. Our house is always filled with laughter as we all like to think we are comedians and try to out do each other at making our family laugh! I have been papercrafting for about 10 years now and my addiction hasn’t slowed down a bit! I am not sure what I do more though- buy supplies or actually create- it may be tied! I am even getting better at using my pretty paper and ribbons and not just hoarding it lolz! My favourite medium to work with are copic markers and I love to find new ways to use stamps to show their versatility. My daughters like to craft with me and I have even learned how to share my copic markers without having my eye twitch hee hee! I fell in love with YNS images as they were so fun not only for me to play with but my daughters went nuts over them! They have such a fun whimsical look to them that they are a great addition to my crafting collection. I am so excited to be part of YNS’s August team!
Posted by: YNS on Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 4:00 am
Hello and Happy Thursday!
I decided to start properly introducing our guest designers by sharing a little bit of info along with a photo. I’ve never done this before and I just adore all of my designers so I thought I should start giving everyone proper intros into the YNS family!!!
Please welcome our April guest designer…Silvia Mabie!!!! YAY!!! Welcome Silvia!!! Here is a lovely photo of Silvia with her children plus a little bit of info in her own words…
My name is Silvia and I was born in Portugal but am now living in Greece on the gorgeous island of Crete with my awesome hubby Andrew and 3 amazing kids David (6), Emelia (4) and Isabella (almost 3). I love anything crafty, especially card and gift making. I started rubber stamping for the sheer awesomness of scrapbooking and how cool it would be to have all those letters and supplies for scrapbooking…”I’m never going to get into makings cards” is what I said! yeahhh, right! I think for me the most awesome part about making cards is the instant gratification of getting a project done…having 3 kids so little it’s a wonder I get anything done!
I don’t think I really have a style, I like to try new things and experiment with new techniques…although simple layouts and a few embelishments are always a fav of mine…I also like the one layer cards…I just think they look cool!
Aside from crafting I love to take pictures, hike, swim, laze around on the beach and run…I like to go running at least 3 times a week…sometimes short runs and sometimes long runs!
Thank you sooo much for having me on as a guest designer this month…I am honored!