Happy ‘Secret Surprise’ Friday!

October 31st is sneaking up on us and I have to admit that I love Halloween!!! I especially enjoy Halloween now that we have a child to enjoy all the excitement with which brings me back to when I was a kid. I remember this one house in my neighbourhood growing up that would set up a really spooky yet fun Halloween scene every year. We would all run away screaming once we heard their creepy music playing but we always came running back for more! My favorite part was having to walk to plank for my candy! That was so COOL! I hope there are fun things like that around here for Brandon – he would just love that!

While in the fun Halloween spirit I’ve been playing with our new limited edition digital stamps which you can check out HERE. They are only available until October 31st so hop on over and get yours today!

I used the Cute Kitty for my card and I must say I love how it turned out! I crimped the ribbon for a fun look and put a MME Boo To You! brad in the center and colored the kitty in with Copics. The designer paper is MME Boo To You! as well and of course I’ve added my favorite baubles!

I’d like to thank you for visiting my blog and as a fun Friday surprise I will enter your name into a draw for a secret surprise package if you leave a comment on this post and it gets even better because I’ll enter your name twice if you tell me a fun Halloween story!

I’ll draw the winner’s name and post it on my blog Tuesday so you have until Monday at midnight to comment.

Have a great weekend and I’ll be back Tuesday!



Thanks Jen!

I hope everyone had a terrific long weekend! It was Thanksgiving here in Ontario so it was busy but a lot of fun as well 🙂 We got together with lots of family, ate a ton of food and then Brandon was so tired after running around with his cousins that he slept in every morning until around 9 am – WHOOO HOOOO!!! that was a real treat!
Ok so let me tell you about the adorable card I posted today 🙂
I just love Jen del Muro’s ‘Sketch for You to Try’ so I was just thrilled to find out she adores Your Next Stamp images! She was kind enough to share this card with me she made for all of you to see. Thanks Jen!
She has used the Just Swimming By Mermaid and rumor has it she might just use this layout for a future SFYTT 🙂 FUN!
Be sure to check out Jen’s sketch this week and join in the fun for your chance to win her goodie bag of treats!!!
What else is going on at YNS???
YNS is the proud sponsor of The Stamptacular Sunday Challenge – be sure to check out my Sunday post for the fun card I made for their Character Counts theme this week.
Also you still have time to join in YNS challenge #1 so hop on over to the YNS challenge blog and check out all the deets. Thank you to everyone who has already submitted their entry – all your cards look fantastic!!!
Have fun with the sketch and challenges! Lot’s of opportunity to win fun stuff – COOL!!!

More Challenge FUN!!!

I thought why not add some more challenge fun into the mix this week so Your Next Stamp is the proud sponsor of the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge! YAY!

The theme for the challenge is ‘Character Counts’ – you need to use a well known cartoon character somewhere on your card or creation 🙂
Well of course I wanted to use a YNS image for this challenge so after trying to make Fairy Fhiona Tinker Bell and the Let It Snow Snowman Frosty I decided to convert Happy as a Reindeer into Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer!!! FUN!

Also YNS challenge #1 – pink and yellow is going on right now so hop on over to the YNS challenge blog and join in on the fun!!!

With both these challenges you have a chance to win some fabulous Your Next Stamp stamps!!! So go on and start creating and join in!!!

Also remember that YNS limited edition digital stamps are only available until October 31st!!!

Have a wonderful few days! I’ll be back later in the week with a super fab card from Jen del Muro!!! Be sure to check out her Sketch for you to Try!!! I see she has a fun goodie bag prize up for grabs this week!!!



Wacky Wednesday!!!

WOW!!! It really is a wacky Wednesday here at YNS!!! I’ve got winners to announce, guest DT announcement, new limited edition digi stamps to tell you about plus today is the launch of YNS challenges! YAY!

First of I would like to give a very warm welcome to Cathy who is joining the Starlet design team for October and November – YAY! Be sure to hop on over to her blog and show her lots of love!

To celebrate the start of YNS challenges I’ve decided to release some limited edition digi stamps!!! {don’t worry YNS will always be a rubber stamp store} YNS is a fairly new company so I understand that you all love our stamps but maybe you just don’t own any quite yet {I hope you decide to own some YNS fun and whimsical stamps really soon}. Since I really want everyone to have the chance to participate over at the YNS challenge blog I’ve released some limited edition digi stamps to give you access to a YNS stamp so you can join in on the FUN!!! These stamps will be available until Oct 31 2009 so hop on over to the YNS store and check them out! Big thanks to Fhiona for designing these super COOL digi stamps for us!!!

You may have noticed my card posted has lots of pink and yellow on it plus I’ve used the new digi stamps 🙂 To get all the details on YNS challenge #1 you’ll need to hop on over to the YNS Challenge blog. You will absolutely love all the pink and yellow Starlet inspiration over there – WOW!

Now on to the digi winners announcement!!!

Here are the winners of our WCMD digi stamp giveaway…

My blog winner – ScrapinShana

Amy – Nicole {scrapinsweetheart}

Kerri – Jodi Collins {kharmagirl}

Cabio – Michelle {michelleperkett}

Ryann – Ashley Nguyen {hearthugsdesigns}

Simonne – Ali {craftydragon}

Stephanie – Julye B {julyebs}

Lana – Kelly {kreativekornerbykelly}

Maylee – Jenny {crazyforpaper}

Maureen – Angela {sparklycards}

Congrats to all our winners!!! Please take a look at our new digi stamps and email me the 2 you want me to send you 🙂 YAY!!!

You’ve made it to the end of my post {YAY} so please go now and join in on all the FUN!!!



It’s time for another stamp giveaway!

Happy Monday!!!

Well I had a great weekend and I hope you all did as well 🙂 We went apple picking yesterday and even though it rained we still had a really fun time! Brandon loved all the fun things they had at the apple farm like the tractors, slides and he especially loved picking up large amounts of hay and throwing them up in the air followed by a happy dance and the I’m so proud of myself giggle – too cute!!! I’ve shared a few pictures for everyone to see 🙂

Today is the 2nd monthly random draw for my amazing follower stamp giveaway – YAY!!!

The winner is…


Congrats! Please email me your address along with your stamp choice and I’ll get that off to you right away!

Don’t forget to check out Saturdays blog post as well to enter yourself into our super cool digi giveaway contest 🙂 Look for more information on Wednesday when we launch our Limited Edition Digital Stamps!! Plus Wednesday is our first challenge over at the YNS Challenge blog so I really hope you come and join in on the fun!!!

I’ll be back Wednesday with our digi contest winners along with my YNS challenge #1 card for all of you to see! Also be sure to check out the challenge blog on Tuesday for the winners of the contests going on over there right now 🙂

Have a great day!



Happy World Card Making Day!!!

What a great day! World Card Making Day is a day to celebrate all the wonderful handmade cards that people share with others to make them smile 🙂

Today I’m sharing a cute card made with a new YNS image that will be released on the day our challenges begin which is Wednesday October 7th – YAY! We are offering limited edition digi’s so that all of you can have instant access to a YNS image to participate in our challenges while waiting for your rubber stamp order to arrive! FUN!!! Check back on October 7th for all the details!

The YNS starlets have put together a really fun hop for all of you today to celebrate WCMD so be sure to check out their amazing creations and follow the directions on their blogs to enter their fun contest 🙂 They all are giving away a really cool prize so go check it out!!!










Be sure to take advantage of our 10% off all day at the YNS store!!!! Your code to enter during the checkout process is ‘worldcardday

Plus I’m giving away a fun prize today too!!! All you have to do is comment letting me know which YNS stamp is your favorite and your name will be put in a draw for 2 of our limited edition digi stamps!!! We’ll announce the winner on Oct 7th so have fun browsing the YNS for your favorite stamp and remember to comment below 🙂

As long as the weather is good the whole family is going apple picking on Sunday – FUN!!!

Have a great weekend!



Happy Friday!

Good Morning!

I hope everyone is enjoying their week!

Chris and I were supposed to go on a balloon ride last night but unfortunately it got cancelled for the 3rd time due to weather so we’ll have to wait until next summer – this was his wedding anniversary gift to me {sweet huh?} so I wonder if he’ll try to carry the gift over and re gift it next June LOL

As promised here is my fun announcement…

Saturday {that’s tomorrow} is World Card Making Day! YNS wants to celebrate with a little fun Starlet blog hop with some fun prizes 🙂 All the starlets will have a secret prize giveaway on their blog so be sure to stop by here tomorrow so you can hop along and check out all their cards and join in on the fun!

I’m also going to offer a little something special over at the YNS store so look for that announcement tomorrow as well!

Have a fantastic Friday everyone!!!



Yahoo Group Draw and…

Good Morning!

Congratulations to our winner of the $20 gift certificate to put towards YNS stamps!!!

Yahoo Group ID is luvluvluv2stamp

Send me an email so I can email you your code so you can go shopping!!! FUN

You still have time to join in the fun over at The Pink Elephant challenge #34 so hop on over and check it out for your chance to win some YNS stamps!!!

Also check back here tomorrow – I have a FUN announcement for everyone!!!



In 1 week…

Your Next Stamp Challenges are starting!!!

I just want to say how excited I am about starting YNS challenges! Thank you for helping to spread the word and if you are just finding our site and blog for the first time please hop on over to our challenge blog and check out all the info 🙂

Plus just to stir some excitement we have something really CUTE and FUN up our sleeves so look for that announcement on October 7th! Keep checking back for some hints at what this is all about – FUN! 🙂

We are also the proud sponsor of The Pink Elephant challenge this week so be sure to hop on over and join in on the fun for a chance to win some YNS stamps!!!



Monday Madness!!!

Happy Monday Everyone!!!

I’d like to thank you for participating in our very first FUN blog hop! I’d also like to give a huge round of applause to our super talented Starlets!!! *clap* *clap* *whistle* Fabulous creations gals!!! Thank you for supporting YNS! We appreciate all of our Starlets and customers!

Well it’s Monday Madness here at YNS because we have a ton of stuff to giveaway, cards to share and a challenge sponsor announcement {aka really long post – lol} so without further ado lets start with the WINNERS!!!

Here are our hop winners {all draws were done with a random number generator} as well as the winner from the Windswept Fhiona guessing game – random draw from all the comments on that post.

Windswept Fhiona guessing game winner

Leah The Orange

Stephanie was our Secret Blogger!!!

Secret Blogger {stamp of choice} winner

Angel {no blog link to reference}

Grand Prize {$50 in stamps} winner

Jodi {jodimommyto4.blogspot.com}

CONGRATULATIONS to all our winners and thank you again for participating – we had so much fun!!! Look for more fun hops in the future 🙂 Please send me an email with your address so I can get your stamps in the mail for you 🙂

Here are the winners for the card giveaways from the Starlets!!! Send them an email with your address and card choice so they can mail it out for you 🙂

Amy – Chrisd {simplethingsinlife}

Simonne – Angela {sparklycards}

Cabio – Shana {scrapinshana}

Lana – Ruthie {gedalovitch}

Ryann – Cassie {cassietr_stamping}

Kerri –Rebecca {thereisastampforthat}

Maureen – Jodi {happyscrappinstampinmommy}

Maylee – Kristina {kristinascards}

Stephanie – Handmade Creations

YNS is the proud sponsor of the Pink Elephant Challenge this week so I’d like to encourage everyone to check it out and participate!!!! FUN!!!

Here is my take on the FUN recipe they have for you today. They have asked everyone to create a project that includes dots, use of a punch and a tag. I really like how my card turned out and I am totally addicted to those adorable cookie cutter embellies!!! I used all little stamps from different sets – Merry Christmas, Present, Stocking

Now since I didn’t share any cards for the hop I’d like to share a few of my creations with you today!!!

Windswept Fhiona {all the details are below}

Monster Sign {all the details are below}

Monster Sign Side View

Windswept Fhiona – I just LOVE this stamp!!!!
I stamped Fhiona with Memento black ink on Simply Smooth White Prism cardstock and cut her out with my circle nesties. She colored in with Copics and the leaves are colored in with fine tip Bic markers plus I fun flocked her hat – too cute!! The dp is SEI Playday Flower Shower , the pink cardstock is Prismatics and the brown is Core’dinations the ribbon is Stampin Up.
Monster Sign – this is such a fun stamp!!!
I stamped Monster with Memento black ink on Simply Smooth Prism cardstock and then just cut it out along with all the layers with my trimmer and distressed the edges with scissors. Plus I paper pierced along the black layer but you can’t see it very well in the picture. Monster is colored in with Copics and then I drew a line so the Doodle Bug Spidie Braddie would hang from the sign. The other fun bats and ghosts are Jessie James Buttons. The dp is My Minds Eye – Boo To You! and the cardstock is DCWV white core and Stampin Up.
Enjoy your day!

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