Your Next Stamp: August Fun Friday!

Hi again! It’s my turn to post a card for Fun Friday at Your Next Stamp!
Did you know that 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 picked colors from the inspiration photo. I’m featuring “Sophie“, who was just released in July, and is available in the YNS Store!
 
 
Here are our inspiration photo and sketch for this month! You can click on each picture to make it bigger.

 
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,

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!

Hugs,

My Masking Tutorial at Your Next Stamp!

Hi, everybody! I’m sharing a tutorial on the Your Next Stamp blog today on masking with your YNS stamps to create a scene!

The newly released “Howdy Farmer” and “Barnyard Love” sets are perfect for this technique! You can carry it over to other sets where you want more than one item to come together and look like it’s all one image.

Here’s a card that I made for YNS’s July Fun Friday challenge with the “Howdy Farmer” set. (There’s still time to play along!)

To see the full tutorial, stop by the Your Next Stamp blog (the link will take you directly to my post) and let me know what you think!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hugs,

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!
Hugs,

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!
Hugs,

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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,