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Get the latest about Your Next Stamp NEW RELEASES and click around some great BLOG HOPS! We have a great group of ladies with lots of talent on our DESIGN TEAM to help inspire you!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Welcome October Guest Designer - Amy Tsuruta

Please help us in welcoming our October guest:


Amy Tsuruta

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Hello!  My name is Amy and I'm thrilled to be the October Guest Designer at Your Next Stamp!

I'm a Mom to 2 wonderful kids.  My oldest is in her 2nd year at the University of Washington {Go Huskies!} and my boy is a senior in high school.  It seems like I've always been creative but I started blogging in 2007 and haven't looked back.  I love the Paper Crafting Community and I'm so happy to be a part of it.

I'm looking forward to my month is Your Next Stamp and being a part of their wonderful team!

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Not only is Amy our October guest, she's also my dear friend and I'm so happy she's joining us this month! Amy created two projects for her introduction and she's still celebrating National Coffee Day by making it a week long celebration on her blog. Check out how yummy these creations are:






Please visit Amy and give her a warm YNS welcome!

- Thanh


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Thank you Peggy and Kerri!

Have you ever been lost for words and can't seem to find the right thing to say? That's how I feel at this moment...the most appropriate phrase that keeps coming to me is "thank you for everything"...

Today we are saying farewell to 2 fabulous Design Team members, Peggy Toole and Kerri Michaud. Priorities change and they both need to spend more time with their families and less time in the craft room; I'm sure we can all fully understand that situation. I have been lucky enough to work with these gals for over 4 years now and not only have they created countless inspirational YNS projects, they both have been there for me through some wonderful times and some rough ones too. I'm pleased to call them both crafty friends and I wish them all the best in everything they do! Hopefully, they may even end up back here one day at YNS blessing us with more amazing YNS projects! 

I'd like to leave you with some inspiration...keep in mind, it was almost next to impossible trying to pick just a few favorite YNS projects by Kerri and Peggy...
 
YNS Supplies: Believe in the Magic, Snow Happy, Tree Trio Die



YNS Supplies: Welcome Baby
YNS Supplies: Light up the Holidays Stamp and Die
YNS Supplies: Funny Farm Crew and Sentiments, Puffy Clouds Die

 Kerri and Peggy, thank you so much for being apart of my YNS journey! You will always be a part of the YNS family and I know we will all miss having you both here with us!

Lots of hugs!




Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Farewell September Guest Designer - Sue Taylor-Hill

Good morning, YNS friends! I hope your week started off well so far. I can hardly believe that the end of September is already here and that tomorrow is the start of one of my favourite months of the year! With the end of September comes the time to say farewell to our September Guest Designer, Sue.


Thank you so much for joining us, Sue! Your lovely autumn inspired creations totally got my own creative juices flowing and I can’t wait to get my own hands inky with some more YNS products. Sue started off her month with an awesome Thanksgiving dinner set up and you can see that HERE. 

I actually squealed when I saw Sue's last project for this month - I love seeing YNS products being used in scrapbook pages and 3-D projects!


Check out all those lovely leaves from our Piles of Smiles die cuts! How cute is the scarecrow to accent the layout!


Please go visit Sue at her blog and give her a warm farewell from all of us! Once again, thanks so much, Sue. 

Thanks for stopping by today and have a lovely day!


 

Monday, September 29, 2014

CAS Card Series

Hello everyone, Tracy here to share my take on a Clean and Simple (CAS) card.
 
I love CAS cards; however I will admit that it is not a style that comes easily to me. I like to create CAS cards to highlight an image or technique. It will be a card that really allows an element to take center stage and be the main focal point on my project.

On my CAS card today, I wanted to showcase the amazing Heart Doily Die Set.


I used all of the pieces of this die set on different colours of card stock and then quickly assembled them like a puzzle on my card. I avoided the additional bulk of multiple layers by inlaying my die pieces into my white background. It really is a quick technique and you can create fun patterns with this die set using as many colours of card stock as you wish.  

The sentiment was created using the Skinny Font Alpha Set.


I love decorating the inside of my cards. I was able to use some of the remaining pieces from the Heart Doily die as a frame for my inside sentiment, which is from the Heartfelt Sentiments set.


Supplies:


I hope this has inspired you to create your own CAS card.
 
 Tracy

Thursday, September 25, 2014

September Feature Day Winner

Hi there!

Thank you so much for stopping by and participating in our September feature day! On the 22nd of every month the DT shares lots of inspiration with us so be sure to join us on October 22nd for more awesome projects and another chance to WIN!

Our lucky winner is...

AJ (ArtJypsy)

Congrats AJ! Please contact me to claim your prize!

Have a fun and creative day!



Monday, September 22, 2014

September Feature Day - Comment for your chance to WIN a YNS Stamp Set!

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! We've been super busy getting ready for ScrapFest in Richmond Hill this coming weekend! If you live in the area we would LOVE for you to stop by the YNS booth!!! 

Psst...we are a proud sponsor of ScrapFest so there's a little something from YNS in the goodie bags, be sure to reserve yours today!

We know how much you love seeing samples featuring YNS products so on the 22nd of every month we'll be sharing fabulous projects by the YNS DT featuring YNS stamps and dies!

 
Prize Alert!

Leave a comment on this post for your chance to WIN a YNS stamp set of your choice! 


  This month we're focusing some of the Fall and Halloween stamps that are currently available in the YNS Store! 
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The YNS DT have whipped up some amazing projects to brighten your Monday!

Thanh
(Thanh is away week so I'm sharing one of her fabulous projects from our recent release)
 
YNS Supplies: Halloween Cuties, Ghostly Greetings


Julie
YNS Supplies: Fang-tastic Halloween, Stitching Holes Die, Ghostly Greetings


 Laura
(Laura is away week so I'm sharing one of her fabulous projects from last Halloween)
Click this link to view her tutorial 
YNS Supplies: Lollipop Cover Die, Ric Rac Border Die, Bow from the Sugar and Spice Apron Die

Wendy
YNS Supplies: Piles of Smiles, Halloween Cuties,
Stitching Holes Die, Ghostly Greetings, Mini Ink Splatter, Fishtail Banner Die

Tracy
YNS Supplies: Piles of Smiles, Mini Ink Splatter, Fishtail Banner Die

Jen
YNS Supplies: Halloween Cuties, Happy Day Sentiments

Kerri 
YNS Supplies: Fall of Color, Gold Nugget Gumdrops

Sue (YNS Guest)
YNS Supplies: Piles of Smiles, Mini Branch Die

Maureen
YNS Supplies: Takeout Box Die, Takeout Box Die Add On Set - Layers and Hearts, Gobble, Gobble stamp set


Don't forget that you can find YNS inspiration all month long by checking out Facebook, Pinterest, the YNS Newsletter, and the YNS Challenge Blog!


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Visit the YNS Store today!

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Thanks for stopping by, remember to leave a comment before September 24th for your chance to WIN a YNS stamp set of your choice!!! I'll post the winner right here on our YNS Blog on Sept 25th!
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Have a wonderful day!
 


Friday, September 19, 2014

September New Release Hop Winner

Thank you so much for hopping along our September New Release Blog Hop!

We selected our winner using random number generator, congrats goes to...


Please contact me to claim your prize! 

Wishing you a fun and creative day!



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Karen Dedman
Designer & YNS Owner

Karen Dedman <br>Designer & YNS Owner
Hello! I’m the lucky owner of Your Next Stamp and I’d like to thank you for visiting us! I live in Ontario, Canada and I am so grateful that I’m able to get inky, be creative everyday and still be at home with my son who brings a smile to my face and makes me laugh on a daily basis. Three years ago Your Next Stamp was just a dream, I feel so blessed everyday that I’ve been able to turn my dreams into reality. I love that we have this wonderful world of stamping and blogging and I’ve enjoyed meeting so many wonderful people and love seeing all your amazing YNS creations! Thank you for all your kind emails and support! I hope that YNS stamps bring a smile to your face and inspire you to stamp and create everyday! Happy Stamping!

Kerri Michaud
Designer & Assistant DT Coordinator

Kerri Michaud <br>Designer & Assistant DT Coordinator
Hello! My name is Kerri Michaud and I’m a stay at home mom to 3 kiddos ages 7, 5, and 2! We currently live in Apopka, Florida which is just outside of Orlando. I got into stamping about 2 years ago after I had my first Stampin’ Up party. I was instantly hooked LOL! Before then I had dabbled in scrapbooking, crocheting, sewing, quilting, jewelry making, and whatever other crafty whims that came my way. I think I have found my true passion in stamping and card making though! I also LOVE to make altered items and little gift boxes, etc. I am soooo excited and honored to be part of the Senior DT for Your Next Stamp! I ADORE these darling images and just love working with Karen and the rest of the DT!

Peggy Toole
Designer and Assistant DT Co-ordinator

Peggy Toole <br>Designer and Assistant DT Co-ordinator
Hi my name is Peggy Toole and I am a stay at home mom to 3 great boys who are 11, 12 and 15 and have a wonderful husband who is very understanding about my stamping obsession! We live in the Shuswap, part of the Northern Okanagan in beautiful British Columbia. I have been stamping seriously now for about 3 years and love this hobby and all the wonderful people I've been lucky enough to meet so far! I am thrilled to be part of the Your Next Stamp design team and to be working with such talented women.

Maureen Wong
Designer and YNS Video Goddess

Maureen Wong <br>Designer and YNS Video Goddess
Hi everybody! My name is Maureen and I live in sunny Hawaii with my husband, 2 boys and 3 dogs. When I'm not paper crafting, you can find me reading, watching TV, or playing on the computer. I'm so excited to be designing for Your Next Stamp and I hope I can inspire you at least a little with what I create!

Angel Rivera
Designer

Angel Rivera <br>Designer
My name is Angel and I’ve been stamping for over 8 years! I also scrapbook from time to time, but prefer making cards or other little projects. I try to escape to my craft room as often as my 3 boys (ages 16, 12 and 10) and all of their extra activities allow! My husband of 19 years, Derek, is supportive of my crafty time because he knows it makes me happy. I also work full time with a wealth management company and am a licensed life and health insurance agent. I’m so excited to be working with Karen and ALL of the YNS crew!

Bonnie Kohane
Designer

Bonnie Kohane <br>Designer
I am a second generation SAHM, which i call SAHGM. ("G" for grandma). I have been watching my grandkids for 7 yrs. I am also going through a second generation of crafting, i have a scrapbook that is almost 60yrs old filled with all of my favorite memories. I've been featured in Stamper's Sampler..more of an artsy card magazine...but my style tends to be "cute". Card crafting isn't the only thing i like to do, if i am not working on cards, you'd see me working at my sewing machine, crocheting or trying any new craft technique out there.. i love a challenge..which brings me to say..i can't wait to see what you all create for the YNS challenges!

Brianna Loeffelbein
Designer

Brianna Loeffelbein <br>Designer
Hello my name is Brianna also know as Happy Scrapper in the crafting world. I am 26 years old, I am married to a wonderful supportive husband of four years and we have an amazing two year old son Jayden. We live in a small northen town called Brainerd which is located in the state of Minnesota. For the past 7 years, I have been working for our Local UPS Store as store manager and I just love it. When I am not working I am spending time with my family and friends and of course crafting! I have been passionate about crafting my entire life. My main love of course, is Paper Crafting, specifically card making. I also like to sew, bead and crochet and teach others how to show thier creative sides. I am so honored and privileged to be joining such and awesome group of ladies here at YNS, I can’t wait to get started and share all my creations with you!!

Deborah Anton
Designer

Deborah Anton <br>Designer
My name is Deborah Anton and I am a stay at home mom to 11 year old twin boys and a wife of 12 years to a patient, loving, and awesome Army Officer. I am originally from California but currently live in Tennessee. I keep pretty busy just on the home-front with my active boys playing different sports, moving every few years, and volunteering with the Army. But in the little "me" time I do get, I love to do anything crafty and hide in my craft room!! I started out 11 years ago designing and creating jewelry for 2 large retailers, which led me to having my own business; until 8 years ago when I met designer paper and glue. A new love relation began! I am so excited to be part of the YNS team and work alongside so many talented ladies!

Jen Roach
Designer

Jen Roach <br>Designer
My name is Jennifer and I live in Ontario, Canada with my husband and 3 year old daughter. I'm a scientist by day and a paper crafter by night ---or really just about any free time I have including my lunch breaks at work!!

I started out in paper crafting back in about 2002 when my Mom and I took a scrapbooking class together. A few years later I decided to give card making a try and it's been my passion ever since. I'm the world's slowest scrapbooker so the instant gratification of card making really won me over. Over the years I have used more and more stamping in my designs and I love learning and trying new techniques and styles.

I would probably define myself as a "scrappy stamper". I *LOVE* patterned paper and most of my cards have lots of it with added layered on embellishments and textures. My cards may not be easy to mail but boy are they pretty!!

Other than crafting, I love to play tennis as you can probably tell from my blog address: http://tennisgirl27.blogspot.com/

Julie Elak
Designer

Julie Elak <br>Designer
Hi, I am Julie Elak, aka "The Last Minute Crafter". My days are kept busy working full time and running after my children. I use almost every free minute to craft, my purse is typically full of copics and a pari of scissors. I began stamping well over 10 years ago, but my love for paper crafting found renewed energy once I discovered the online community in 2009. I started a blog on a whim and am so happy I did. I have made many friendships and found so much support and encouragement on-line.

Laura Nehring
Designer

Laura Nehring <br>Designer
My name is Laura, and I am SO excited and honored to be joining the Your Next Stamp Team! I am a former preschool/kindergarten teacher, now stay at home mom to 3 energetic kiddos - 5 year old twin girls, and a 4 year old boy. I met my husband the year I graduated from highschool, and we've been together ever since. We are enjoying life in sunny southern California, where we were both born and raised.

I started scrapbooking in 2006 when I was pregnant with my girls, which led me to stamping and cardmaking a few years later. The point of no return was when I purchased my first Copic marker at a local scrapbook expo 2 years ago... now I'm hooked! I LOVE to color, and it's how I unwind at the end of a busy day! My card making style is fairly clean and simple... I like for the images to be the focus of my creations, so I don't do a lot of embellishing. In addition to Copics, I am also completely obsessed with Kraft Cardstock, and polka dots! I am really looking forward to being a part the YNS team!

Nicole Nastali
Designer

Nicole Nastali <br>Designer
Hi! I’m a former kindergarten teacher who is now a stay at home mom to my 2 little girls. My hubby is supportive of all my crafty pursuits and that says a lot about him because I love all kinds of crafts from making headbands, bows, & designing dresses to making party favors and now cards!! I am a newcomer on the stamping scene and have met so many wonderful crafting friends already thanks to the common joy of card making and coloring with Copic markers. I would color all day long if my family would let me…!! Lol! My favorite colors are the blue greens (affectionately called the BG’s) and I try to sneak them into every card I make!! I love to get crafty with my girls (ages 8 & 6) and let them color images right along side me. It’s a fun hobby for us all to share!! A sleepover stamp from YNS was one of my very first stamp purchases & I’ve been in love with Fhiona & friends ever since!! I’m thrilled to be joining the YNS Team with this group of fabulously talented ladies & I can’t wait to share my cards with you!!

Ruza Rebel
Designer

Ruza Rebel <br>Designer
I'm a former Administrative Assistant turned stay-at-home mom to a very special young lady. I've been crafting since I was a young child, and when I became a SAHM I turned to crafting to stay busy. Staying busy making cards, altering items, and just having fun with paper is an amazing hobby that I truly fell in love with. I'm very grateful that I have a husband that supports me, that my son loves seeing my creations as well, and my special young lady enjoys getting into my crafts. I truly love the challenge of making something beautiful with the various products available to the crafting industry. That is why I am super excited to share my projects featuring the amazing YNS Digital Stamps, and I look forward to seeing your creations as well!

Sheila Veitch
Designer

Sheila Veitch <br>Designer
I was borne and grew up in a small town Canada. I started paper crafting in the fall of 2007, when I saw a stamping catalogue one of my friends had laying around her home. I took one look through the catalogue and was so excited because I knew I had found my favorite hobby at last! Making Cards. I’m a natural born artist, I completed a graphic arts program in college and worked as an artist for several years a life time ago. I currently work as an office administrator in Toronto where I live with my dog Georgie. Though I absolutely love my job, this hobby is my creative outlet. I believe, the cards I make are like little works of art, expressed from the heart. I find that when I’m making a card for a specific person, I am thinking about that person through the whole process. And that in itself can be the gift.

Thanh Vo
Designer

Thanh Vo <br>Designer
Hello there! I’m Thanh (pronounced “tan”). I live in the Metro Vancouver area of Canada in a suburban apartment. I'm so excited to be joining the YNS Design Team! I was the July 2012 Guest Designer and have fallen hard for the the images since. I work full-time during the day and can be found in my little craftin' haven at night either sipping a cup of tea or a yummy martini! I'm a Design member for other fabulous companies as well, if you would like to learn more about me, please visit my blog. Take care and I look forward to creating with you!

Wendy McGaffey
Designer

Wendy McGaffey <br>Designer
Hey Wendy McGaffey here with a lil about me.....I have been happily married for 27 years... I have 3 grown children and 3 furbabies and I love crafting...☺...I usually have several projects on the go from crocheting a stuffed teddy bear to sewing a memory quilt, but honestly I have to say that paper crafting and making cards is number one on my list...I started out scrapbooking but fell in LOVE with stamps and then became slightly addicted to coloring with Copics .....I am having a ton of fun on the YNS team and absolutely love creating with their products.
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