New YNS Design Team Member…

We have some exciting news to share here at Your Next Stamp … I am delighted to announce that Peggy Toole, our March Guest Designer, has accepted our invitation to be a permanent Design Team member for the rest of this term! WOO-HOO!  So please join me in welcoming Peggy to the YNS DT!

Peggy produces amazing YNS creations, and here are a few of our favourites so far:

Please join me in welcoming Peggy to the YNS DT.  Thank you for agreeing to join us, Peg – we are SO happy that you are part of our little team!

Happy Stamping!

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New Design Team…

Yesterday we bid a fond farewell to our wonderful DT members, Linda and Sylvia, and also announced that the rest of the current DT are staying for another term! YAY!

Today I have the pleasure of introducing 2 wonderful ladies who are going to join our YNS Design Team for the new DT term beginning March 1st!  Please join me in giving a warm YNS welcome to Diana and Dana…


Diana Genario

My name is Diana and I currently live in Missouri. I’m originally from New York so I’m a true City Girl turned Country Girl. I live with my true love Kelly and our 3 babies (kitty babies that is). I have been scrapbooking for over 8 years, and just about 2 years ago, I discovered my love for card making and stamping. I love coloring and creating. I do work a full time job, but evenings and weekends my crafty side emerges, and the rest is history. I’m so very excited about being on the YNS DT and honored to work with all of the talented ladies here.

Dana Joy

Hi, I’m Dana and I have been stamping for over 12 years and enjoy every minute of it. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for almost 18 years and I’m the proud mom of two wonderful children (ages 20 and 15). I started stamping after attending a home party for Stampin Up and I haven’t stopped since. I love all kinds of challenges and love searching the internet for exciting new techniques. Right now I’m ga-ga over Copic Markers but I still enjoy using chalks, glitter, watercolors and other mediums. I can’t wait to get started on the DT.

Welcome ladies – we are super excited to have you join us!

So our full Design Team line up from March 1st will be:

SENIOR DESIGN TEAM
Karen Dedman – Owner
Simonne Clay – DT Coordinator
Maureen Wong – Special Projects Coordinator
Kerri Michaud – Special Projects Assistant Coordinator

DESIGNERS
Crystal Irwin – Assistant DT Coordinator
Beth Ranney-Thomas
Dana Joy
Diana Genario
Chris Olsen
Jenny Suchin
Wendy Ramlakhan

We have lots of fun things happening here at YNS over the next 6 months! Look for my new YNS blog design very soon and then let the fun begin with a super cute March stamp release! Keep popping by to check out all the amazing DT creations, contests, new releases and much more…if you want to receive updates via email, please subscribe to the YNS blog.

Happy Stamping!

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CHA Winter 2011 FUN!!!

Hello!!!

Well as you know from my last post we made it home from CHA – YAY! We were lucky enough to be on a flight that was not cancelled and I felt so bad for all those people who were stuck in LA away from their families. I hope everyone is now home safe and sound.

All I can say is WOW! Having YNS at CHA was an amazing experience and I had so much fun meeting people from all over the globe. Vendors and retailers come from everywhere to exhibit and shop!

Many of you have been looking for stores in Australia and the UK so look no further – YAY!

I’m proud to say that YNS stamps will be arriving soon to these amazing stores (listed in no particular order)
 
Heaven Scent Crafts – Austrailia
Sir Stampsalot – UK
Stampy Stampertons Crafts – Yukon
The Memory Keeper – Hamilton, ON Canada
Scribblers n’ Such – Alberta Canada
J’s Knicknacks – Hawaii
The Paperie – St. Johns NL Canada
Junior De Artist Pte Ltd – Singapore
Ben Franklin Crafts – 9 stores in Hawaii
Memories and More – Kelowna, BC Canada
Classic on Alexander – Chilliwack, BC Canada
Stamps and Memories – Hawaii
Memories of Time – Oregon
The Stamp Addict – California
Artco Crafts – Washington
Scrapbooker Paradise – Alberta Canada
Treasured Memories – Vancouver Island Canada

Plus I’d like to give special thanks to these amazing stores who continue to bring YNS to their stores for all of you to enjoy!

LSL Diversifed – Bolton ON, Canada
Photo Craft – Hawaii
iCopic – California
Addicted to Rubber Stamps – Washington
Papercraft Cafe – Kingsville, ON Canada
Stampalicious – Mississauga, ON Canada
Cute Stuff – Hawaii
Scrapy Land – Miami
Stampin’ EJ – California

If you don’t see your local store listed here please let me know as I would be happy to contact them and send them a YNS catalogue.

Here are a few photos we took at CHA. I always have good intentions on taking more but then time flies by and before I know it the event is over!

YNS Booth
YNS Table Top Display for the Canadian Mega Sampler Workshop we sponsored along with 9 other Canadian companies
Here is a photo of Jenny and I with a few of the Splitcoast gals!
(left to right – Lori Craig, Jami, Me and DT member Jenny)
Here is a photo of the amazing class kit designed by our very talent DT member Maureen.
 It’s a Double Surprise Match Box!!!
Want to learn how to make this? This kit is only available to retailers so ask your local store to contact me for the stamp set and class instructions.
Well, I’d better be going now so until next time…Happy Stamping!
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YNS News!

The end of January is shaping up to be a busy and exciting time for YNS …

If you’ve been reading my blog lately you most likely already know that Your Next Stamp is going to be at the Winter 2011 CHA in LA! WOO-HOO! The event runs from January 29th to February 1st and I’ll be promoting YNS at Booth #4518. If you’re going to be there I would love to meet you and if you want to see YNS in your local stores please help spread the word and ask the store owners to stop by my booth!

So with CHA in mind, Your Next Stamp will soon be welcoming some new friends to its little family with a fabulous YNS CHA New Release BLOG HOP on January 28th, so be sure to mark your calendars as you really won’t want to miss this! But if you’d like a small sneaky peek of who is joining us, hop on over to the Scrapbook and Cards Today blog right now… and while you’re there, why not enter the super fun contest to WIN a $25 gift certificate to spend on stamps at the YNS store!

And that’s not all… Your Next Stamp now has a Facebook page!

We would love to invite you all to LIKE our YNS FB page so you can be the first to know about promotions, new releases, sales, competitions … and there may even be the odd quick giveaway! We’d also love to see all your YNS creations, old and new, so why not upload them to our YNS FB wall.

To celebrate our YNS Facebook launch we have 2 special promotions:

1. We have a special 20% off discount code – hop on over to our FB page to grab it (discount ends Jan 31st).

2. We are holding a prize draw just for those of you who LIKE our page. Come on over and sign up by February 1st to be entered into the draw to WIN a $25 gift certificate to spend on stamps at the YNS store.

WOW! That’s some exciting YNS news! I would love for you to come back here after visiting the Scrapbook and Cards Blog and tell me what you think of the CHA sneak peeks! You are going to LOVE these new little friends!!!

Happy Stamping!

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Happy New Year!

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I hope you had a wonderful New Year’s Eve! It was pretty low key here as Chris had to work and Brandon passed out at 8 pm so I just chilled and watched some TV and got caught up on some work stuff.

I’m excited for the New Year as it’s filled with lots of wonderful events like ScrapFest and CHA and that means lots and lots of yummy new stamps!!! YAY!!! Be sure to mark your calendars and join us for a HUGE new release blog hop on Jan 7th and then stay tuned for my amazing CHA release! I’ve been keeping this release a secret for way to long now and I can’t wait for you to these this fabulous new collection designed by the very talented Fhiona Galloway! That’s all I’m going to say about that, for now anyway *grin*

As for today…I’ve been busy cleaning up the office and I found lots of unmounted rubber from the days before YNS stamps came mounted on cling sooooo I’ve decided to start a clearance bin at the YNS store to clear out the unmounted stock. There are some super fantastic deals with very limited quantities so scoop up these fabulous stamps while you can! Plus my inventory blow out sale is still up and running but it ends tomorrow so hop on over to http://www.yournextstamp.com/ and grab some goodies!

I’ve been busy organizing and haven’t had a chance to get crafty so here is a super cute New Year’s card made by our very talented Maureen!

Have a super fabulous day!

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Inventory Blow Out SALE!


I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday filled with lots of family, friends and good times! We had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed spending time with our loved ones this holiday season. Here are just a few fun photos of our little cutie Brandon…

Can I open it – pleeeeeease?
Frosty…again, please Grandma!

I’d like to take this moment to thank you for all your support this past year. YNS is a dream come true for me and I couldn’t do this without the support from my family and all of you! I appreciate your business and your excitement and love for YNS stamps!

My gift to you is a…
HUGE inventory Blow Out SALE!!!!
Visit www.yournextstamp.com for all the details!

I look forward to another exciting year filled with friends, fun, laughter and new stamps!!!

See you in the New Year!!!

Happy Stamping!

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Happy Holidays Sale!

Sale is running for 3 days only!

This YNS holiday sale starts now and ends Wednesday Dec 15th at midnight so be sure to grab these great deals while you can!

Do you have a YNS wish list?

I’d be happy to assist your friends and family this holiday season. Just send them your list along with my contact info and let them know to contact me for assistance.

Happy Holidays!


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Birthday Bash SALE!

This Monday I’m celebrating my 34th birthday! YAY! Thank you to everyone who have already sent me early birthday wishes!!! To celebrate I decided to have a…

 Birthday Bash SALE!!! 
At first I was going to put some of my favorite stamps and items on sale but I quickly realized that everything in the YNS store are my favorites!! LOL Instead I randomly selected stamps and placed them into discount bins for 10% – 40% off HERE

I LOVE bling and fun buttons so I also decided to put all the brads, buttons, pearls/gems and baubles as sale so be sure to check these items out as well!

Also I now carry individual pots of twinkling H20’s so be sure to check out these sparkly paints! Those of you who met me in Oshawa this past weekend know that these are one my favorite products along with the embellie gellie!!! We all had so much fun at the make and take table!


My Birthday Bash Sale ends Oct 26th at midnight so be sure to grab them stamps and stuff you want at these amazing prices!

Happy stamping and shopping!
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I’m very excited to annouce…

ScrapFest Cropper Fhiona!!!!

Whew! I’ve been keeping this a secret for a very long time and I am so excited to finally reveal this adorable stamp!!!! Isn’t she just the cutest?!? She was designed with love for Lisa who is the proud president of ScrapFest here in Ontario. She wanted an adorable stamp to represent her company and Fhiona was just the right fit. I am so grateful that she trusted me with this wonderful project – thank you Lisa!!!! It was an absolute pleasure working with you!

Cropper Fhiona is a ScrapFest special edition stamp so if you want to get your hands on this cutie and ink her up you have a very limited time to do so. You can scoop her up at ScrapFest Oshawa this weekend or if you are not a local you can purchase this stamp at the YNS Store this weekend only! I’ve decided to remove the shipping charges from this stamp so if you would like to add her to your YNS collection then hop on over to the YNS and put this cutie in your shopping cart and the shipping is on me!

If you are local I hope you are planning to visit ScrapFest this weekend for some great deals and awesome shopping! Be sure to stop by the YNS booth to say HI as I would love to meet you and have you join me for my make and take! FUN!

Here is a printable coupon for 10% off stamps at the YNS booth plus I’ve got other great deals too! Just print this off and bring it with you to ScrapFest!

SURPRISE BLOG HOP!!!!
The hop starts today (Friday, October 15th at 9:00 EST) and ends on Sunday, October 17th at midnight (EST).
The YNS design team has been playing with this cutie and they have some fabulous projects to share with you so be sure to hop along for some inspiration and then enter to win this stamp and post it note holder at the end of the hop.
Hop Prize (click photo to enlarge picture)
You are at the beginning of the hop so your next stop is the fabulous Linda! Remember to comment on all the blogs and then enter the prize draw on Simonne’s blog which is your last stop. Happy hopping!

Here is your hop order…

Karen Dedman – that’s ME :o))

Linda Cummings http://lccorner.blogspot.com/

Crystal Irwin http://crystalkbk.blogspot.com/

Wendy Ramlakhan http://sugarpea-designs.blogspot.com/

Chris Olsen http://twinklesglow-glowbug.blogspot.com/

Maureen Wong http://mycasestudies.blogspot.com/

Beth Ranney-Thomas http://inkyfingersrule.blogspot.com/

Jenny Cierley http://suchins.blogspot.com/

Sylvia Blum http://sylviastamps.blogspot.com/

Kerri Michaud http://cardsbykerri.blogspot.com/

Simonne Clay http://semsee.blogspot.com/
 
Now hop on over to the YNS store and grab this cutie ScrapFest Cropper Fhiona for your collection!

Happy Stamping!
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