Monday Madness!!!

Happy Monday Everyone!!!

I’d like to thank you for participating in our very first FUN blog hop! I’d also like to give a huge round of applause to our super talented Starlets!!! *clap* *clap* *whistle* Fabulous creations gals!!! Thank you for supporting YNS! We appreciate all of our Starlets and customers!

Well it’s Monday Madness here at YNS because we have a ton of stuff to giveaway, cards to share and a challenge sponsor announcement {aka really long post – lol} so without further ado lets start with the WINNERS!!!

Here are our hop winners {all draws were done with a random number generator} as well as the winner from the Windswept Fhiona guessing game – random draw from all the comments on that post.

Windswept Fhiona guessing game winner

Leah The Orange

Stephanie was our Secret Blogger!!!

Secret Blogger {stamp of choice} winner

Angel {no blog link to reference}

Grand Prize {$50 in stamps} winner

Jodi {}

CONGRATULATIONS to all our winners and thank you again for participating – we had so much fun!!! Look for more fun hops in the future ๐Ÿ™‚ Please send me an email with your address so I can get your stamps in the mail for you ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are the winners for the card giveaways from the Starlets!!! Send them an email with your address and card choice so they can mail it out for you ๐Ÿ™‚

Amy – Chrisd {simplethingsinlife}

Simonne – Angela {sparklycards}

Cabio – Shana {scrapinshana}

Lana – Ruthie {gedalovitch}

Ryann – Cassie {cassietr_stamping}

Kerri –Rebecca {thereisastampforthat}

Maureen – Jodi {happyscrappinstampinmommy}

Maylee – Kristina {kristinascards}

Stephanie – Handmade Creations

YNS is the proud sponsor of the Pink Elephant Challenge this week so I’d like to encourage everyone to check it out and participate!!!! FUN!!!

Here is my take on the FUN recipe they have for you today. They have asked everyone to create a project that includes dots, use of a punch and a tag. I really like how my card turned out and I am totally addicted to those adorable cookie cutter embellies!!! I used all little stamps from different sets – Merry Christmas, Present, Stocking

Now since I didn’t share any cards for the hop I’d like to share a few of my creations with you today!!!

Windswept Fhiona {all the details are below}

Monster Sign {all the details are below}

Monster Sign Side View

Windswept Fhiona – I just LOVE this stamp!!!!
I stamped Fhiona with Memento black ink on Simply Smooth White Prism cardstock and cut her out with my circle nesties. She colored in with Copics and the leaves are colored in with fine tip Bic markers plus I fun flocked her hat – too cute!! The dp is SEI Playday Flower Shower , the pink cardstock is Prismatics and the brown is Core’dinations the ribbon is Stampin Up.
Monster Sign – this is such a fun stamp!!!
I stamped Monster with Memento black ink on Simply Smooth Prism cardstock and then just cut it out along with all the layers with my trimmer and distressed the edges with scissors. Plus I paper pierced along the black layer but you can’t see it very well in the picture. Monster is colored in with Copics and then I drew a line so the Doodle Bug Spidie Braddie would hang from the sign. The other fun bats and ghosts are Jessie James Buttons. The dp is My Minds Eye – Boo To You! and the cardstock is DCWV white core and Stampin Up.
Enjoy your day!

New Release Blog Hop PARTY!!!!

Blog Hop Candy is now CLOSED although you are welcome to hop and look at all the wonderful creations ๐Ÿ™‚ Thx for stopping by!

Come and join the YNS Blog Hop!

Well the day is finally here!!! We are so excited to introduce 2 new Fhiona Stamp Sets {Windswept Fhiona and Skating Fun Fhiona} to you as well as a whole bunch of really FUN Fall, Halloween and Christmas stamps!

We’d like to take a moment to thank our amazing illustrators who worked so hard at creating all these images for us! You all are so talented and it amazes us how you can take our ideas and turn them into fun and whimsical stamps for all of us to enjoy. Also thank you Carol for all your hard work at the rubber factory!

We have got lots of small giveaways along the hop so be sure to check out what all the Starlets are giving away plus one of them is a secret blogger who we will reveal on Monday Sept 27th and at that time a winner will be announced and they will get a free stamp set of their choice!

The HUGE grand prize is $50 in stamps of your choice {plus the shipping is on us for all prizes} – COOL!!! All you have to do is comment on all the the Starlets blogs including the YNS blog {you’re here now} plus the last stop is our challenge blog so be sure to check out all the cool stuff going on there and remember to comment on that blog as well!

Today {Wednesday September 23rd} until midnight Thursday September 24th we are offering FREE SHIPPING on your entire order!!! Be sure to check out the YNS store and enter PARTY as your coupon code during checkout.

The Blog Hop Party starts right here at the YNS blog! You will then hop to all the Startlets blogs to check out all their amazing creations they made with the new releases – they are all extremely talented!

You’re next hop is AMY’s Blog. She will tell you where to go from there but just in case you get lost I have the entire party blog roll right here…










Challenge Blog

Remember to comment on ALL the blogs to qualify for the GRAND PRIZE!!!!

Happy Hopping!!!



Summer Fun

Well it was bright and sunny all weekend so I was in the mood to create a summer fun card to share with you today ๐Ÿ™‚
The image is Summer Fun Fhiona – isn’t she just darling? I stamped her with memento black ink on Prism Simply Smooth White paper and cut her out with my square nesties and then colored her in with my Copics. The dp is from our Blossoms and Butterflies collection and the pearls/gems are from the new Prima Marketing collection – I love all the different colors of pearls! The butterfly is made with the Martha Stewart butterfly punch and then I added little crystals to make it sparkle ๐Ÿ™‚
Plus we have so many FUN things going on here at YNS I thought I would take time today to list all the ways you can win free stamps!!!
  1. Join our Yahoo Group for a chance to win $20 that you can use at the YNS store towards stamps of your choice {draw date is October 1st}
  2. Grab our new challenge blinkie and post a comment on our new challenge blog letting us know you are helping to spread to word and you’ll be entered into a draw for a free stamp set of your choice plus free shipping {draw date is October 6th}
  3. Follow our new challenge blog and you’ll be entered in a draw for a free stamp set of your choice plus free shipping {draw date is October 6th}
  4. Follow this blog and every month we draw a random winner and give away a free stamp set of choice plus free shipping {next draw is October 5th}
  5. Last but not least…we have a HUGE new release blog hop starting this Wednesday so check back for all the details on how you can win $50 in stamps of your choice!!!

Enjoy your day and be sure to hop on back to the YNS blog on Wednesday to join in all the FUN!!!



Wanna Free Stamp Set???

Your Next Stamp Challenge

Hop on over and check out our challenge blog for your chance to win a free stamp set of your choice!!!

Also check out yesterdays post for the Halloween sneeky peeky!!!

Enjoy your weekend everyone!



Halloween Sneaky Peeky!

Here’s a little sneaky peeky of our new Halloween line! I just couldn’t resit coloring this adorable little ghostie trick or treater pink so it’s a totally non traditional Halloween card but I love the way it turned out!
The image is from Alicia {a new to YNS illustrator} and she just loves to create fun images that make people smile and laugh out loud. She is a welcome addition to YNS and I’m sure you will just adore her entire Halloween collection! These images will be released during our Sept 23rd blog hop ๐Ÿ™‚
The little candies on the card are from Trick or Treat Fhiona and the dp is a sparkly Halloween paper from Doodle Bug {which I love} called Candy Sticks and as you can see from the side view I was in a mood to pop everything off the card ๐Ÿ™‚ FUN!
Be sure to check all the AMAZING cards posted on YNS DT blogs! Stephanie has a little sneaky peeky of the new Fhiona so be sure to stop by and take a look ๐Ÿ™‚
Also I am so excited about our challenge blog so be sure to hop on over and check it out! Fun challenges will be starting in October ๐Ÿ™‚ YAY!
Hope you enjoy your day!

Your Next Stamp Challenges!!!

I know I said I’d be back Thursday with a card and a post but I just couldn’t wait to tell everyone about our NEW challenge blog!!!

I would like to encourage everyone to visit our challenge blog and grab our Your Next Challenge blinkie and help spread the word!

All info is posted on the YNS challenge blog so click HERE to hop on over and check it out!!!

Also we really would love more members over at our YNS Yahoo group – lots of fun things going on – card mingles, contests, card posting and just plain old FUN!!! Click the Yahoo link on the side bar and join today!

I’ll be back as promised on Thursday with a card to share with everyone!



Fall is on the way…

and that means my family goes apple picking!!! FUN! I love this time of year! Although I’m really going to miss the HOT summer days ๐Ÿ™‚ I guess I’ll just have to stamp a card with Summer Fun Fhiona to keep near by when I’m missing the beach weather! LOL
To celebrate apple picking season I’m sharing this sneaky peeky card today of our super cute image of a little girl with apples ๐Ÿ™‚ I love this image and can’t wait to show you all the other fun new releases on Sept. 23rd!!! We’ve got Fall, Christmas, more Halloween and a few new Fhiona stamps coming your way! Plus the YNS store is now loaded with fun new Christmas DP and goodies so be sure to check it all out!
If you haven’t stopped by all the DT blogs you’ve got to check out the AMAZING YNS cards they’ve been creating!!! We all love comments so be sure to let them know you’ve been by for a visit ๐Ÿ™‚
Well I’m off for a few days as my hubby is taking a few days of holidays so I’ll be back on Thursday with a new card and post! {don’t worry all orders will still be shipped – remember to join our newsletter to hear about the secret sales}
Oh and just in case you were wondering…Chris’s team kicked my booty way out in left field in our fantasy football game – darn!

Puffy Snow!

Oh how I love when UPS shows up at Your Next Stamp! That’s right UPS dropped off some fun things yesterday that I’ll be posting to the store very soon!
I just love green and blue together! Such nice winter colors ๐Ÿ™‚ Almost as much as I love baubles! You’ve probably noticed that I bauble almost everything! This card is my sneaky peeky card of the day and yes, it has baubles on it! You’ll see lots of fun new things on this card. The tree stamp will be released as part of a larger set on September 23rd during our super fun blog hop – remember to mark your calendars! The picture doesn’t show this very well but the snow on the trees is all puffy – COOL! I finally got some of that fun Liquid Applique in for the store so look for that soon! Plus that pretty DP will be available in the YNS store as well ๐Ÿ™‚
Be sure to check out yesterdays post as well for a fun little contest.
Also I have to tell you that the DT has been posting some fabulous YNS cards so be sure to check out their blogs!
We’ve also got a new Yahoo group so if you haven’t joined us yet please click HERE and join in on the fun. We’ve got a card mingle sign up going on right now! FUN!
Plus we have a secret sale going on right now for our newsletter subscribers so visit the YNS store and sign up today!
Off for a fun filled weekend with my hubby and Brandon and I wish the same for all of you! Oh, and just for the record {because I know he’ll read this} I play Chris’s team {my hubby} in our fantasy football league this Sunday so cheer me on because Spa Babe {my teams name} is going to kick his teams butt!!! LOL

Sneaky Peeky Fun!

Well you might be thinking WOW Karen has some busy card going on here ๐Ÿ™‚ You’re right I do and it’s for our little sneaky peeky game today!

The card posted has some stamps that belong to a new Fhiona set but I’m not showing you Fhiona, I’ll let the DT do that during the HUGE new release blog hop happening on September 23rd so mark your calenders and tell all your friends because this is one blog hop you will not want to miss!!!

If you want a chance to win this new stamp set plus a $10 YNS gift certificate than all you have to do is post a comment telling me what the 4 stamps are that you see on the card plus post the name of the designer paper I used ( can find the DP in the store) then I’ll do a random draw for the winner on Sept 23rd! FUN!

Also remember to check out our new Yahoo Group HERE! All members that join and introduce themselves are entered into a draw for a $20 YNS gift certificate ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ll be back Friday with another little sneaky peeky!



Join us for a chance to WIN!!!

Good Morning!

We now have a Yahoo Group and we would love to have you join us! Click HERE to join and chat about YNS stuff, cool new releases, techniques and up and coming events with myself and all our DT Starlets! That’s right our DT now has a super cute name and I think it matches our stamp images and their delightful personalities perfectly!

To celebrate this new Yahoo group I’m going to give away a $20 gift certificate to the YNS Store on Oct 1 2009 to one of our lucky members! What are you waiting for – come join in on the FUN!

Also did you know that if you create an account at the YNS store you can put items in your cart and they’ll still be there when you sign back in – COOL!
Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter as well so you can be the first to hear about secret sales and new stuff.

Today I’ve posted an adorable Shopper Fhiona shaker card. She’s such a happy little shopper! Check back tomorrow for another super cool sneaky peeky of what is coming up near the end of the month during our HUGE release party blog hop! Date to be announced soon so stay tuned!



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