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!)


YNS Fun Friday!

Hi again! It’s my turn to post a card for Fun Friday at Your Next Stamp!

Did you know that we changed our challenge day to Friday, and are giving you more time to play along? Now, you have all month to join in our Fun Friday challenge, and our theme is much more flexible! 

We now host 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!

I used the sketch for today’s card and rotated it to the side. I’m featuring “Madison“, and the Wave Border Die. The fish image and sentiment are part of the “Madison” set. I stamped the fish on a chipboard circle, colored it and added Glossy Accents to make it into an embellishment.

As promised, here’s our sketch and photo for July:


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!


Your Next Stamp After Release Hop!

Hi, crafty friends! I hope you’ve enjoyed the Your Next Stamp New Release Blog Hop!
I have one more card to share with you today, and it features “Madison,” one of the stamps released this Saturday and she’s available now in the YNS Store!
Don’t forget, there are some YNS Store Specials still going on:
Thanks so much for stopping by today! You’ll find the full list of blogs on the hop at the bottom of my post, or you can visit the YNS blog, too!

Your Next Stamp’s June Release Blog Hop!

Hello!  Welcome to the June Your Next Stamp New Release Blog Hop!!!  We have soooo many adorable new stamps and dies to share with you, and they are available TODAY in the Your Next Stamp Store!  We are hanging out on the farm and heading to the beach with this release and the images could not be any cuter!!!  We also have several coordinating dies to go with these sweet images, and the inspirational projects along this hop are going to blow you away!

The hop begins on Kerri’s blog, and if you’ve been hopping along from the start, you should have arrived from Susan’s blog.  You’ll find the full blog hop list at the bottom of my post, just in case you need it! You have until Monday, June 24th at 12am (EST) to leave comments on all of the DT Blogs for your chance to win this fabulous prize pack!
For my projects today, I made two cards with the new “Howdy, Farmer” stamp set:

As always, Karen has some amazing Hop Specials that you should definitely take advantage of!
Now it’s time to hop on over to Laura’s blog, but make sure you leave a comment here before you go!  Karen will announce the prize pack winner on the YNS blog on Tuesday, June 25! Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy hopping and shopping!


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!


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)!


Your Next Stamp’s Tasty Tuesday Challenge!

Hi, everybody! I’m back to share my latest card for Your Next Stamp’s Tasty Tuesday Challenge!
I chose “Like, Totally Radical 80’s Fhiona” with some elements from the “Fantabulous 80’s Accessories Set” for my card:
And here’s the inspiration photo for this challenge:

I was inspired by the bright colors on the cupcakes…they totally made me think of the 80’s and all of the neon colors we wore! I also loved coloring up Fhiona’s hair…mine definitely wasn’t blonde, but I had a ginormous tight-curled perm! (I’ll spare you the school photo…)
For all the details on this challenge, stop by the YNS blog!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


More Summer Fun for YNS Fun Friday!

Hi, fellow stampers and crafters! It’s my turn to post a card for Fun Friday this week at Your Next Stamp!

Our month-long theme is “Summer Fun,” and here’s my card, which features “Ellie Loves the Beach“:

I also created a custom sentiment with two of our new clear sets, “Happy Day Sentiments” and the “Skinny Font Alpha Set“. The sun was made with one of the “Whatnots Seasons One” dies, and all I had to do was add a button in the middle for instant sunshine!
You’ll want to mark your calendar for Wednesday, May 22 when we reveal all of the new stamps and dies at Your Next Stamp! You won’t want to miss the blog hop, which is always jam-packed with inspiring ideas  from the DT and you’ll have a chance to win prizes just for commenting on each blog!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

It’s Tasty Tuesday Time at Your Next Stamp!

If you’re looking for my Greeting Farm post, please click HERE or scroll down.
For my Whimsy and Stars Studio post, please click HERE or scroll down.
Hi, everybody! I’d like to share my card for the new Tasty Tuesday challenge at Your Next Stamp!
Each month, we inspire you with a photo of goodies that Karen finds on Pinterest, and you use that photo to inspire your entry into our challenge! Whether it’s the colors, an element in the photo or something else about the photo that inspires you, we’d love to see what you create for the challenge!
Here’s my card! I chose “Cake Pop Fhiona” and replaced her cake pop with balloons that I die cut using YNS’s “Balloon Trio Die Set“. I created the sentiment with the new clear “Happy Day Sentiments” set.
And here’s our tasty inspiration photo:
For all the details on this challenge, stop by the YNS blog!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!