Posts By: Julie Elak

YNS Sketch and Color Challenge #3

Time for a new challenge!

Thanks to everyone who played along with our last challenge.  The winner will be posted on Sunday, so be sure to stop back and see if you are the lucky one!

Now on to the new challenge!  Remember that there is always a sketch and color challenge to choose from.  This challenge runs through December 11, 2014 at midnight EST.

This week’s sketch contains circles again…I seem to be loving the circles lately, but I will be sure to switch it up for the next challenge.  Remember, you can change out the circles for any other shapes, we just need to be able to see the basic sketch in your creation.

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Next is the color challenge.

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Now let’s check out some inspiration from the design team!

November Guest Chitra

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YNS Supplies: Cupcake Owl

Thanhthanh

YNS Supplies: Gumdrops | Wreath Die | Winter Fun Tag Die

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Maureen

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YNS Supplies: Smiley Happy Christmas

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YNS Supplies: Little Darling Jack | Hills Die Set

Angel

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 YNS Supplies:  Sweet Holiday Greetings | Sweet Holiday Greetings dies | Candy Apple Red Glittered Gumdrops

Anita

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YNS Supplies:  Waddles – Snow Fun!  | Waddles – Snow Fun! Die Set |Winter Fun Tag Die Set (snowflake) | Gumdrops

Be sure to join in the fun and share your own creation inspired by either the sketch or the colors OR both! Link up your project through Inlinkz below.

  • YNS bi-weekly challenge #3 ends on Thursday, December 11th at midnight EST
  • One random participant will win a $15 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp store.
  • If YNS stamps or dies are the focal point then the winner receives an additional $5 gift certificate for a total of $20.
  • The winner will be announced on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.
  • The YNS Top Pick will receive the “YNS Top Pick” badge and their project will be featured on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes. To be considered for the Top Pick, YNS stamps/dies must be the focal point of your project.

Happy Crafting!

– Julie and the YNS Crew


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Snow Globe – Throwback Thursday

Today we are putting one of our fan favorite Christmas sets in the spotlight…

Holiday Snow Globe!

This set is perfect for the holidays, but would also be great for a birthday using the present, a new home card or when simply sending warm winter wishes someone’s way!

 

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Holiday Snow Globe Die Set

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Here is a some inspiration from the past…

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The November sale in the YNS Store has been extended until the 29th which means now is the perfect time to shop!!!

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Plus, be sure to visit  YNS Facebook Page and YNS Blog for some extra special deals on Dec 1st for Cyber Monday!

Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends in the United States.

-Julie and the YNS Design Team

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Inaugural “I Spy YNS” Saturday!

Today we are starting up a new weekly feature on the Your Next Stamp blog…

I Spy YNS Saturday!

We are always on the lookout for amazing Your Next Stamp creations!  This is our opportunity to put our customers in the spotlight and share their creations with everyone who loves Your Next Stamp.

 

This week we spied a sweet Christmas card created

by Leslie Good of the blog Leslie’s Good Impressions!

 

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YNS Supplies:  Winter Fun Robin | sentiment from Christmas Bauble Robin

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Who will we spy next?  Your YNS creation could be in the spotlight next week!

Have a fun craft filled weekend!

– Your Next Stamp Design Team

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YNS Sketch and Color Challenge #2 – More Inspiration!

Today we are back with more inspiration for the latest Your Next Stamp Color and Sketch Challenge!

Play along with us by November 27th at midnight to be entered in the random drawing to win a YNS store gift certificate!

Will you take inspiration from the colors?

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Or the sketch?YNSSketch-2

Or both the sketch and the colors?

 

Let’s check out the creations from the design team and find out what inspired them!

 Tracy

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YNS Supplies: Santa Express
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 Wendy

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YNS Supplies: Smiley Happy Christmas

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Leeann (November Guest)

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YNS Supplies: Snow Fun!

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 Julie

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YNS Supplies: A Gift From Cuddles | Fishtail/Banner DiesSeasons Die Set (heart)

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Laura

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YNS Supplies: Thanks a Latte | Thanks a Latte die set | Circles die set | Piercing Holes die set

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 Deborah

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YNS Supplies:  Windy FhionaSeasons Die Set (leaf) | Gumdrops

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Be sure to join in the fun and share your own creation inspired by either the sketch or the colors OR both!  Link up your project through Inlinkz below.

  • YNS bi-weekly challenge #2 ends on Thursday, November 27th at midnight EST
  • One random participant will win a $15 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp store.  If YNS stamps or dies are the focal point then the winner receives an additional $5 gift certificate for a total of $20.  The winner will be announced on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.
    The YNS Top Pick will receive the “YNS Top Pick” badge and their project will be featured on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.  To be considered for the Top Pick, YNS stamps/dies must be the focal point of your project.

-Julie and the YNS Design Team


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Throwback Thursday

If you are on Facebook then I am sure you have seen the Throwback Thursday posts from all your friends or maybe even do those posts yourself. You know what I am writing about, those pictures from years ago – a flashback of sorts.

At Your Next Stamp we are doing own version of Throwback Thursday.  Each Thursday, we will be re-sharing crafting creations from the past and putting some of our favorite stamp and die sets in the spotlight!

With Christmas just around the corner – 34 days away! – we are featuring some of YNS’s stamp sets of Christmas past which are all available in the Your Next Stamp Store right now!

Believe in the Magic Reindeer 

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Santa’s List

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Snow Fun!

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Thanks for stopping by today and checking out our flashback!  What will be in the spotlight next week?  Stop back to find out!

-Julie and the YNS DT

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Challenge #1 WINNER!

Happy Sunday Everyone!

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Today is all about FUN!  It is time to announce the WINNER of Your Next Stamp’s Sketch and Color Challenge #1.

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Congratulations to #3 – Monica La Papera Gialla!  You win a $15 Gift Certificate to the Your Next Stamp Store!  PLUS, since your creation featured Your Next Stamp products you receive an additional $5 – woo-hoo!!!random org challenge 1

 

We are also announcing the YNS Top Pick today…

Monica, your card is the Top Pick for challenge #1!  Monica’s card caught our eye because she got creative and turned a monster into an elf so to speak.

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I know it seems like today is all about Monica (and it really is!), but play along with Challenge #2 and it could be YOU in the spotlight next!

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Link up your creation inspired by the sketch or color combo for Challenge #2 HERE .  We can’t wait to see what you create!

Smiles,

Julie and the YNS Design Team

 

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YNS Sketch and Color Challenge #2

Are you ready for a new challenge???

First, a huge thanks to everyone who played along with our last challenge.  The winner will be posted on Sunday, so be sure to stop back and see if you are the lucky one!

Now on to the new challenge!  Remember that there is always a sketch and color challenge to choose from.  This challenge runs through November 27, 2014 at midnight EST

This is one of my go to sketches and I am really looking forward to seeing how everyone interprets it!

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Next is the color challenge…at first it may make you think of fall, but red and green are in there!  If you play along with the color challenge be sure to use 3 or more of the colors.

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So how was the design team inspired???

Anita

YNS Supplies:

Sweet Holiday Greetings

November Guest Chitra

Chira

YNS Supplies:  Little Darling Amelia

Maureen

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YNS Supplies:

Holiday Cheers stamp set

Holiday Cheers die set

Scribbled Alpha

Heart Doily die set

Laura

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YNS Supplies:

Sweet Holiday Greetings

Santa Express (sentiment)

Awesome Border Dies Set One (tiny heart)

Brianna

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YNS Supplies:

Gretchen With Owl

Angel

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 YNS Supplies:  A Gift from Cuddles

Be sure to join in the fun and share your own creation inspired by either the sketch or the colors OR both! Link up your project through Inlinkz below.

  • YNS bi-weekly challenge #2 ends on Thursday, November 27th at midnight EST
  • One random participant will win a $15 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp store. If YNS stamps or dies are the focal point then the winner receives an additional $5 gift certificate for a total of $20. The winner will be announced on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.
    The YNS Top Pick will receive the “YNS Top Pick” badge and their project will be featured on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes. To be considered for the Top Pick, YNS stamps/dies must be the focal point of your project.

Happy Crafting!

– Julie and the YNS Crew

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YNS Sketch and Color Challenge #1 – More Inspiration!

Welcome back!

Today we are sharing creations inspired by the bi-weekly sketch and color challenge going on right now.

 

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Check out these cuties from the design team!

 Deborah

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YNS Supplies: Seasons Die Set (snowflake) | Holiday Martini

 

 Tracy

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 Wendy

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YNS Supplies: Winter Wishes Stamp Set and Dies

Leeann (November Guest)

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YNS Supplies: Birthday Surprise

 Julie

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YNS Supplies: Piles of Smiles

Be sure to join in the fun and share your own creation inspired by either the sketch or the colors OR both!  Link up your project through Inlinkz below.

  • YNS bi-weekly challenge #1 ends on Thursday, November 13th at midnight EST
  • One random participant will win a $15 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp store.  If YNS stamps or dies are the focal point then the winner receives an additional $5 gift certificate for a total of $20.  The winner will be announced on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.
    The YNS Top Pick will receive the “YNS Top Pick” badge and their project will be featured on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.  To be considered for the Top Pick, YNS stamps/dies must be the focal point of your project.

Happy Crafting!

– Julie and the YNS Crew


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YNS Sketch and Color Challenge #1

Hello Everyone!   

Welcome to the brand NEW YNS BLOG!!!

 

We are kicking off the fun on the New Blog with a NEW Challenge for YOU and some NEW challenge rules!

 
So what has changed?  
 
Our challenges are now bi-weekly.  You have 2 weeks to play along.
 
What’s the challenge?  
 
We are keeping the sketch and changing up the inspiration photo to be a color challenge. Create a project based on the sketch and/or the color combination.  If you choose to go with the color combination use 3 or more of the colors, plus only neutrals.  Link up your creations at the bottom of this post and be sure to link directly to the individual blog post or gallery post.  
 
Is there still a prize?  
 
Of course!  The prize is a $15 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp Store for one random participant!  Any brand of stamps may be used for the challenge, but if YNS stamps or dies are the focal point then the winner receives an additional $5 gift certificate, for a total of $20!  The winner will be announced on the Your Next Stamp Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.
 
Will a “YNS Top Pick” still be selected?
Yes!  One “YNS Top Pick” will be selected and featured on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.  In order to win the “YNS Top Pick” badge for your blog, YNS stamps/dies must be the focal point of your card or project.
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Ready for the first sketch challenge and color challenge?
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Ready for inspiration???
 
Without further ado, here are the creations from the Your Next Stamp design team!!!
 
Angel
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Anita
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Brianna
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Maureen
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Thanh
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Thanks for stopping by and checking out our NEW Blog and NEW challenge!!!
 
Be sure to join in the fun!!! We can’t wait to see what you create!!!
 
Smiles,

Julie and the YNS Crew
 
 


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