It’s Fun Friday at Your Next Stamp!

Happy Friday everybody! It’s my turn to share a card for our month-long Fun Friday challenge at Your Next Stamp!
 
I’m featuring “Aubrey“, one of the new Darling Divas released in July! I also made with an epoxy accent  to use as the sentiment with the “Skinny Font Alpha” stamp set!
 
 
Did you know that you have all month to join in our Fun Friday challenge, and you can play along as many times as you like! We’ll provide an inspiration photo and a sketch. You can use one or the other for your entry, or both!
I used the sketch for today’s card and was inspired by the gumballs from the inspiration photo. Here’s the inspiration photo and the sketch for your creative reference!

 
For all of the details on this challenge, including how YOU could be our next guest designer at YNS, stop by the YNS Challenge Blog!
 
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
 
Hugs,
 

YNS Release After Party!

Hi again everybody! I hope you enjoyed all the peeks at this month’s release at Your Next Stamp!

My card for today features the second new Darling Diva stamp in this month’s release! Here’s “Victoria“! 

This stamp set and all the other stamps from this month’s YNS release are available NOW in the YNS Store! Don’t forget about the hop special that Karen is offering: 15% off your entire order (including sale items!) 

 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by today and thanks for joining in the release party with us!

Hugs,

Here’s the full list of blogs for today’s after party…make sure to stop by each one and leave them some love!

Joy (Guest)

YNS New Release Day!

Hi! I hope you’re enjoying Your Next Stamp’s July New Release Blog Hop!  Today, we’re sharing projects made with all of the adorable new stamp sets and awesome new dies that are available NOW in the Your Next Stamp Store!
 
The hop will run through Wednesday, July 24th at 12 midnight (EST) and, as always, we have a fabulous prize to be won if you hop along with us!  Just leave comments on all of the participating DT blogs for your chance to win!
 

 
The hop begins on Laura’s blog and if you’ve been hopping along, you should have arrived from Wendy M.’s blog. You can find the full list of blogs on today’s hop at the YNS blog!

My first card features one of the two new Darling Divas being released this month! Meet “Aubrey”!
 

Let’s give a cheer for my second card, which features “Sophie”!

 
Karen is also offering a terrific Hop Special – 15% off your entire order including  sale items!  Make sure you take advantage of this great deal!
 
 
Now it’s time to hop on over to Julie’s blog, but don’t forget to leave a comment here before you go!  

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Happy hopping (and shopping!)

Hugs,

It’s Fun Friday time at Your Next Stamp!

Happy Friday, everybody! It’s my turn to post a card for Fun Friday at Your Next Stamp!
I’m featuring Darling Diva “Mariah” on my card, and I chose this month’s sketch as my inspiration (more details can be found below):

Our challenges have changed a bit this month, so here’s the scoop! We’ve moved our challenge day to Friday, and are giving you more time to play along and with a more flexible theme!

We are hosting one challenge each month, and you can play along as many times as you like. We’ll provide an inspiration photo and a sketch. You can use one or the other for your entry, or both!

Here’s our photo and sketch for this month:
 
For the full list of guidelines on our challenge, and to link up your entry, visit Your Next Stamp’s Challenge Blog!
And be sure to join us on Saturday, June 22nd for our New Release Blog Hop!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hugs,

A new round of challenges at Your Next Stamp!

Happy Friday, everybody! It’s been a fast but crazy week here, and I hope you’re ready for a new Fun Friday challenge at Your Next Stamp!
We’re mixing things up and have re-launched the YNS Challenge blog, and are starting things off with a new type of challenge! 
Each month, we’ll provide a sketch and an inspiration photo. You choose one (or both) on which to base your entry…the challenge will run for the entire month, and different DT members will be sharing how they’re inspired by the challenge each Friday!
I chose both the sketch AND the inspiration photo for my card. I pulled the strawberries, the polka dots, and the colors from the photo, and I’m featuring Darling Diva “Summer” on my card:
YNS Supplies: image stamp ( Darling Diva “Summer”), sentiment stamp (“Ellie Loves Lattes”), banner stamp (“Skinny Alpha Font Set”); Other supplies: designer paper (“Nook & Pantry” 6×6 pad – RETIRED – Basic Grey), assorted Copic markers, sewing machine, paper flower, button, twine, ink (Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Gumball Green).
Here are the inspiration photo and sketch (you can click on each picture to see a larger version):
 
So, here’s the scoop on how the new challenge works:
  • On the first Friday of each month, we’ll post a new challenge for you to follow, and the chance to win YOUR NEXT STAMP prizes and GUEST DESIGNER spots here at YNS!
  • Our SKETCH and PHOTO INSPIRATION challenge runs for an entire month, so for added inspiration, we will be adding new cards & creations from the YNS Design Team EVERY Friday so be sure to stop by every week and join in the FUN!
  • We would love to see you create a card using a YOUR NEXT STAMP stamp, but we also welcome projects made with other stamps. If you do use a YOUR NEXT STAMP stamp or die, your project just might be selected as our TOP PICK!
For all the details on this challenge, and to link up YOUR entry, visit the YNS Challenge Blog!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hugs,

More Summer Fun at Your Next Stamp!

Hi, everybody! We’re wrapping up a month of Summer Fun Fridays at Your Next Stamp today, and I have one more card to share with you to kick off your summer!
Today’s card features “Oceana,” one of the new Darling Divas released this month at Your Next Stamp!
Supplies: image stamp (“Oceana” – Your Next Stamp), patterned paper/ die cut accent (“Corinne” collection – SEI), assorted Copic markers, Spellbinders oval and Lacey Oval dies, twine, cardstock (Stampin’ UP).
It’s really starting to feel like summer here. We’ve had temperatures in the 90’s already! It sure makes me miss the summers we were used to in Washington State. Guess it’s time to re-acquaint myself with summertime humidity…even though I grew up in the South, I didn’t miss the heavy heat when we were living in other parts of the country!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,

Your Next Stamp: May Release After Party!

Happy Friday! I hope you’ve enjoyed all of the fantabulous creations that the Your Next Stamp Design Team whipped up for this month’s release! We’re still celebrating with our May release “after party,” and I have a pair of cards to share with you today!
Don’t forget, all of the new stamps are available NOW in the YNS Store!
My first card features the second new Darling Diva to be released this month, “Oceana“!

I made the sand by first coloring the area with a combo of E33 and E34 Copics. Then I added a thin layer of Distress Stickles in Antique Linen. It makes great looking sand when it dries!

I made the button accent by die cutting a circle, stamping one of the sentiments from the set, threaded some matching twine through a large button and then glue dotting the stamped circle to the button.
Other supplies: patterned paper (American Crafts 6×6 mini pad), twine, adhesive rhinestones, assorted Copic markers, metal circle and scalloped circle dies, cardstock.

My second card features one of the two new fairy stamp sets! This is “Skye“!

YNS supplies: “Skye” image stamp, flower dies from “Spring Garden Die Set,” sentiment from “Blossom” stamp set. Other supplies: patterned paper (“Hey Girl” 6×6 pad – Basic Grey), circle and scalloped circle metal dies, Stickles, glitter brad, assorted Copic markers, circle hole punch, watermark ink, white embossing powder.

Don’t forget, there are still some special discounts available in the YNS Store until Sunday, May 26:

Stop by the YNS blog for the full list of designers sharing their after party creations with you today!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Your Next Stamp’s May Release HOP!

Happy Wednesday! It’s new release time again at Your Next Stamp, and we’re kicking off the festivities with our monthly blog hop! You can find all of the new goodies HERE at the Your Next Stamp Store!

You probably arrived from Olivia‘s blog, but in case you’re starting here (at Suzanne‘s blog), we’re providing the full hop list at the bottom of our posts so you can start at the beginning!

Make sure you hop around to all of the blogs featured in the link list below for lots of inspiration using the new products!  If you leave a comment on ALL of the blogs, you’ll be entered to win a $20.00 YNS gift certificate!  The lucky winner will be announced on the Your Next Stamp Blog May 25th.

I have two cards to share with  you today! My first card features one of the two new Darling Diva stamps being released this month…here’s “Mariah“:
YNS Supplies: image stamp “Mariah” (Darling Divas Collection), star and note accents “Whatnots Celebrate Die Set“, frames “Large Film Strip Die” and “Mini Film Strip Die“, sentiment created with “Skinny Alpha Font Set“; Other supplies: assorted Copic markers, patterned paper (“Knee Highs” 6×6 pad – Basic Grey), Stickles, silver gel ink pen, Glossy Accents, watermark ink, white embossing powder.
My second card features “Spring Blossom Robin“:
YNS Supplies: image stamp “Spring Blossom Robin“, sentiment “Spring Garden Robin“; Other supplies: assorted Copic markers, patterned paper (“Lavender/The Sweetest Thing” 6×6 pad – My Mind’s Eye), sewing machine, Memento Rich Cocoa and Tuxedo Black Ink, Spellbinders Oval and Lacey Ovals dies.

Don’t forget that Karen is offering some awesome hop specials, so make sure you take advantage of these great deals:
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Your next stop on the hop is Kelli‘s fantabulous blog!

Happy hopping (and shopping)!

Hugs,

It’s Tasty Tuesday at YNS!

Hope you’ve been enjoying all of the new releases at Your Next Stamp! Since it’s a new month, that means it’s time for a new Tasty Tuesday challenge! I chose one of  YNS‘s brand new Darling Divas, “Summer,” for my card:
Supplies: patterned paper (“Corinne” 6×6 paper pad – SEI), metal dies (Insta Love Die Set,” “Fishtail/Banner Die Set,”  – Your Next Stamp), image stamp (Summer” – Your Next Stamp), sentiment & heart stamps (Insta Love” – Your Next Stamp), assorted Copic markers, ink (Memento Rich Cocoa), button, twine (Trendy Twine).
Here is our tasty inspiration photo for this month! 
I was inspired by the colors on the cookies and the details on the top left one.
photo source

And, did you know? YNS is on Pinterest, too! Stop by to check out all of the fabulous YNS creations that Karen has been busily pinning to 14 different boards! There are more than 550 pins so far…with more being added all the time!

What part of the photo will inspire you? We can’t wait to find out! Don’t forget to link your entry for this month’s challenge at the YNS blog! See you there!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Your Next Stamp: A Darling Diva Debut!

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Hi, friends of Your Next Stamp! Hope you’re enjoying all the chic and cute inspiration in today’s Darling Divas Release Blog Hop!  You should have arrived from Jen Shults‘s PHENOMENAL and FABULOUS blog, and now you’re visiting me (Suzanne)! You’ll find the entire hop list at the bottom of our posts!
Karen and the entire YNS Design team (along with several very special hop guests) are very excited about our newest collection, so we decided to give them their very own release and blog hop to introduce you to these new DARLING DIVAS!!

Our talented illustrator, Macy Wong, has outdone herself with this new collection and we think you will find Roxy, Summer, Amber and Payton to be the perfect combination of chic and cute!
Would you like to win one of these new Darling Divas? We have FOUR hidden within the hop? Here’s what you need to do for your chance to win…visit all of the blogs that are participating in today’s hop and leave a comment on each blog as you go along.
For today’s hop, I chose “Summer”! She was so much fun to color! I know that anyone who loves to color will enjoy these!
Other supplies: patterned paper (polka dots, aqua solid – Echo Park; diamond/flower pattern – Basic Grey), flower accent (Basic Grey), banner die (“Fishtail/Banner Die Set“- Your Next Stamp), twine, kraft cardstock, sentiment stamp, sewing machine, assorted Copic markers, opaque white marker.
Because this hop is so special, it also calls for an extra-special discount! With the code YNSDD2013, you’ll get 20% off your entire order over $20 in the YNS Store
Make sure to leave a comment for me before you hop on to Kelli‘s fun and fantastic blog, so you can increase your chance of winning one of our new Darling Divas! Our runs though midnight (EST), March 30th. Karen will announce the FOUR hidden prize winners on the YNS Blog on Sunday, March 31st.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Happy hopping!
Hugs,

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