Welcome January Guest Valerie Ward

G’day, readers! We hope that you are having an awesome weekend so far.

Please help us in welcoming our January guest:


Valerie Ward
Blog: Val by Design

Hello, crafters, and Happy New Year! I am so thrilled to be guest designing for YNS! My name is Valerie, and my blog is ValByDesign; I’ve been crafting basically since I was a kid! But cards entered my life when I got a part-time job at a crafting store about 7 years ago. I have 4 kids {all teenagers right now (ages 13-18) – ugh – lol!}, 3 precious little dogs, a great hubby, and we live just north of Chicago, IL. I have a Bachelor’s in Architecture, have also been a substitute teacher for years, and I recently started a job as an Office Coordinator in a children’s dentistry office! When I’m not busy with work or family, you can ALWAYS find me in my crafting room!


Val has created this awesome card using one of our current favorite stamp sets, Java Geek:


YNS Supplies Used:

Java Geek

Java Geek Die Set

Val got it right; these are the only elements you need to have a great day! We can’t wait to see more wonderful creations from her! If you’d like to have a look to see what else she’s been making, please head on over to her blog.

Thanks for stopping in today! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Thanh and the YNS Team



  1. 1

    yay Valerie.. your card is adorable..

  2. 2
    Teresa Doyle says:

    LOL, what a cute card!

  3. 3
    kimb says:

    Your card is awesome!!!! Way too cute!!!!

  4. 4
    Kendra says:

    Great card design!! Super fun!

  5. 5
    Mary-Anne V. says:

    Val’s happy spirit always shows through in her wonderful cards. Excited to see her here at YNS.

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