August 24, 2012

Fun Friday with Your Next Stamp! Celebrations :)

Hi Guys,

This months Your Next Stamps Fun Friday's theme is celebrations! I created the following card using Tags Galore (Stamp and Die).

My layout is Mojo 225

I outlined the stamped writing with my Grey and Red Glitter Spica Pens. I can't seem to leave stamp writing just 'plain' lol. 

The beautiful lace ribbon and dots ribbon are both from Really Reasonable ribbon. Probably one of the smartest monthly clubs I have ever joined.

Please take a few moments and come visit us at the YNS SCS Fun Friday Forum and check out all the Fun Friday Celebration projects from this month!

Also, please take note: Due to some crazy life situations (work and an eye surgery) I will be taking a slight break from stamping :( I've shed a few tears over this - trust me, but I will be back soon as I am able!!!

Thank you to all of you for the wonderful support and comments!

August 17, 2012

Fun Friday with Your Next Stamp!!!

Hi Guys,

Today is another Fun Friday with Your Next Stamp. This months theme is Birthdays and Celebrations! 

For my card today I used Yippee Fhiona

This is the perfect card for celebrating any kind of accomplishment :)

I wanted it to be as bright as possible - this is blinding, but I love it lol. Bright orange is one of my favorite colors to work with.

Don't forget to visit us over at the YNS SCS Fun Friday thread to check out all the Celebration Fun Friday projects for today. 

Also, we have a great new look over at the YNS website. Make sure to check it out if you get a chance.

Thanks for visiting :)

August 6, 2012

Your Next Stamp Birthday Blog Hop Release!!


Hello! We have another special Blog Hop this month because Your Next Stamp is celeBrating its 3rd Birthday!!! We are so excited aBout this milestone, and we have some fun and ADORABLE projects to share with you today!

We are making this Hop more fun, because we have put together a scavenger hunt! Each DT member and guest has a Bold, colored letter (single letter) on her Blog. Collect all the letters and unscramBle them to find the special saying. Once you do that, e-mail Karen at and you will qualify for the $25 YNS shopping spree GRAND PRIZE!!!
We also have 3 special new release prize packs hidden along the hop. Just leave comments along the way to win! Make sure you leave a comment on each Blog you visit.
You have until August 9th at 12 midnight EST to play along and the winners will be announced August 10th on the YNS Blog !
Onto my projects.... 

My first project I created to celebrate our Birthday - HAPPY BIRTHDAY YNS!!! I used our Balloon Trio Die Set to create the balloons. My Sky background was created using my Copic airbrush and a scalloped die cut to make the cloud shapes. The sun was created using the newer Ann Ellis Sky Bird Set that we released last month.

The sentiment was created using Fancy Frame Sentiment Stamp Set

My Second project is a new release this month, Fab-u-licios.  What a perfect card for the upcoming School Season!!! It can also be used as a house warming card as it comes with another sentiment that says, 'Congrats on your new home'.


I did not have a red prima so I colored this one with a copics so it would match the card. It originally started out as an Orange Prima flower.

 As always we have some awesome specials at the YNS Store ! Everyone will receive a FREE scratch card with every purchase all month long or while supplies last! Every card is a WINNER!

You will receive 25% off your order August 6th-August 10th! The online code to use when shopping is HAPPY. Karen has just improved the YNS Store website , so make sure you check it out! We now have larger thumbnails so you can see these adorable images even better!

Now, it’s time to hop on over to Kelli's fabulous blog, but before you go, don’t forget about the scavenger hunt! Look closely above for my Letter. I wonder what it can B?

August 5, 2012

Sneak Peek for Your Next Stamp for Our August release

Today I'm sneak peeking Ellie Loves To Fish! How cute is she?! She will be available tomorrow during our August Release over at the YNS Store.

Speaking of the YNS site and store, we have a whole new look!!! Check it out here. A lot of new changes to make your browsing and shopping experience much easier! 

On to my card.....

The set includes Fishing Ellie along with the sentiment. I just had to add a heart locket to my card as it was so fitting for this and a perfect match. I hope you guys love it as much as I do!

Make sure you come back tomorrow for our fabulous release. Also, you can see all the other sneaks we have had over the last three days if you have missed any over at Karen's Blog.

We also have everything YNS over at our Splitcoast Forum

Thanks for visiting!!!!

July 29, 2012

Your Next Stamp Christmas in July!

Hi guys,

Just a reminder to hop on over to SCS and check out The Your Next Stamp Christmas in July thread. You can see all the cards that the Your Next Stamp Design team created for the Month of July. 

Stay tuned, we have a fun theme coming up for August as well!

July 27, 2012

Fun Friday - Christmas in July

Hi guys,

This weeks YNS Fun Friday is celebrating Christmas in July. I used our Holiday Snow Globe set that was released Christmas 2011. I also used our Light Up the Holidays Die, that was from that same release.

I love making Christmas cards early. I used some Polar White Flower Soft for snow inside the globe. I added one of my famous (lol) Bottle Caps. These are so fun to make, so many options with a bottle cap!i purchased the bottle caps at Hobby Lobby Craft Supply. My paper I purchased at Hobby Lobby The Paper Company's Four Season Stack.

My favorite part of the card was adding the Martha Stewart Drippy Goo Punch with Velium Paper to make icicles on my string of lights.

Also, make sure you visit us at SCS on The YNS Fun Friday Xmas Thread to see all the Christmas in July cards that were made by the DT for this month!

Thanks for Visiting :)

July 6, 2012

Your Next Stamp July Release Blog Hop

Today is the July Blog Hop Release for Your Next Stamp!

Blog Hop Start Time: July 6th at 6AM EST
Blog Hop End Date: July 10th at 11:59PM EST.

We are so excited about our hop this month, because we are introducing a new artist to the YNS family, Ann Ellis! We just know you are going to love her fun, contemporary style!
We also have a few new Ellie stamps and a new Fhiona too! Plus, some fabulous new dies that coordinate with YNS stamps, and a selection of dies that go with the popular Mini Fhiona stamps! All the new stamps and dies are available to purchase today in the YNS Store!  Karen is also offering some awesome hop specials and bundles in the YNS Store, so make sure you check those out!

To start at the beginning, hop on over to Veronica’s Amazing Blog!
We have 4 special prizes hidden amongst the blogs, so make sure you leave a comment here for your chance to win!!! Each winner will receive one of the new Ann Ellis Stamp Sets!
We also want to remind you about our new forum on Splitcoaststampers! You can check that out HERE. You can also find us on FACEBOOK  and PINTEREST.

Also the YNS Challenges are back!!! You can find a new challenge every Thursday on the YNS Blog and on our SCS Forum . We would love to have you play along! Weekly prizes plus every month we are selecting a special YNS Rockin’ Guest Designer from all the awesome entries that feature YNS stamps!!!
Onto my project:
 I used the new set from our fabulous new artist this month, Ann Ellis.

I'm a bird lover and as soon as I saw this cutie I knew I had to use this. I also could not help myself and had to add glitter as well lol. 

This set is so fabulous and you can do so much with it.The set consists of 2 parts.

Ann Ellis is a great addition to our family,and you guys will just love these sets as much as I do!

Now it’s time to hop on over to Jenny's Blog!
Thank you so much for stopping by! Remember to leave me a comment be for you go!
Happy hopping!
HOP ORDER in case you get lost :)  

July 4, 2012

Sneak Peek Day 2 - Your Next Stamp...New Release

First, I would like to wish every a happy and safe 4th of July. I hope everyone enjoys their day off! 

Today is day 2 of the peeks for this month's release with YNS for July.

I used our new set Ellie Jogging, which is super fun!

I love the little accessory sneaker stamp it came with, which I decided to stamp along the bottom as a border. Once they where completed I just had to add laces to the sneakers.  I used sewing thread and twine to lace them up :) 

This set is so fun to work with. The laces where so fun to make. I added some bling to Ellie as well, and used our flower fun spring grass die with green felt, as well as our tag galore 2 die for the sentiment.

Thank you for visiting and make sure you stop back for our release on July 6th!

June 22, 2012

Fun Friday YNS - Slotted Buttons

Hi everyone :) Here is the card I created for Fun Friday with Your Next Stamp  to celebrate the upcoming 4th of July :) 

I used the Ellie Loves Butterflys stamp, but I altered her a little bit for the 4th of July.

TIP FOR TODAY: Use Slotted Buttons

These things are great to use because they are very easy to thread thinner ribbon through. I love using slotted buttons on my project whenever I can.

Thank You for visiting and I hope everyone has a Happy and Safe 4th of July.

June 5, 2012

June Your Next Stamp Release and Blog HOP :)

HOP BEGINS: Tuesday, June 5th at 10:00 pm EST  
HOP ENDS: Saturday, June 9th at 12 midnight EST

Hello and welcome to the Your Next Stamp June New Release Blog Hop!!! All of the new and adorable YNS images are now available for purchase at the YNS Store! We’ve put together a fun hop to give you lots of inspiration for these super cute stamps.  The hop starts at Jenny P’s awesome blog. Here is the complete list in case you get lost:

***** you are here**** Diana

We have some special PRIZES hidden along the hop! Three new release stamp prize packs will be given away to some lucky hoppers, so make sure you comment on all the blogs for your chance to win!
Karen has also put together some special Bundle Deals including the popular “I want it all” YNS Bundle so make sure you check those out!

Onto my project: I used the new Butterfly Ellie Stamp Set. 

This set has so many cute accessories to use on your card! I hope you guys love it as much as I did.

Here is one I showed at the release party! 

Now it’s time to hop on over to Jen D's Blog.  Thank you so much for stopping by and happy hopping!Thanks for visiting and don;t forget to leave a comment to be eliagble for all the fun free prizes!

Sneak PeekE for Your Next Stamp June Release Stamps

Today I'm really excited to share a sneak peek of one of our new YNS stamp sets that is being release this evening on our Blog Hop (see details and times below for the Hop). 

I absolutely adore this set. I used our new Snowglobe an Spring/Summer Accessory stamp set.

This frog is so cute I just wanna kiss him, except I don't want him to turn into a Prince - I want him to stay his cute froggy self lol! I added Stickles and Flower Soft to give my snowglobe some character :) Ribbit Ribbit!

The accessory snowglobe set is so packed full of fun choices for the snowglobes! Yes, I said snowglobe(S) as in MORE than one kind of globe.  Here is a little peak of the accessory set. If you want to see the rest of the globes and new stamp sets make sure you come join us for the YNS June release tonight (details below).....

Our June Release Party will kick off at 8:00PM EST tonight and go til 10:00PM EST. The party will be held at The YNS Forum Thread over at SplitCoastStampers. Come join us if you can. After the party, our June Release Blog Hop will start at 10:00PM EST !! Make sure you don't miss out out on any of the fun :) We would love it if you could join us this evening.

Thanks for visiting!

May 25, 2012

Fun Friday YNS - Handmade Reptile Textured Cardstock

Today is Fun Friday with Your Next Stamp. I created my card using Fhiona's Pet Turtle

I used Mojo Monday 242 for the sketch.

I also incorporated some felt clouds using our Puffy Cloud Die. The textured reptile paper I created myself in both brown and green.  If your interested in creating your own, look below.  I put together a video tutorial with step by step instructions. 

You get really cool shiny reptile skin :) 

So fun to make :) 

On a side note (and a freaky coincidence lol), as I was doing my blog post Kelly called me out to the yard and asked me to bring my camera. Lo and behold look what was creeping around my yard, a snapping turtle lol! 

It's been so hot here, we are in the start of a heatwave going into this weekend. As you can see he's very DRY! So since Kelly was watering flowers he decided to give him a bath to cool him off some. He seemed to have enjoyed it!

I never seen one in my yard before, so I just had to post these here since they are a perfect match for my card today :) 

Thanks for visiting! 

May 1, 2012

May Blog Hop

Blog Start: May 1st 2012 at 8:00AM EST
Blog Ends: May 6th 2012 at Midnight EST

Today is a very special day at Your Next Stamp. We are very excited to announce that YNS is the newest Splitcoaststampers Member company!! 

To celebrate we have put together a special Bog Hop filled with our favorite things from YNS. We have 3 hidden prizes along the way, so make sure you leave a comment on every blog to qualify for the prizes. The winners will be announced May 7th on the YNS Blog and the new YNS Splitcoaststampers Forum.

If you came here from Lori's Blog you are right on track. If not, you can start at the beginning of the Hop at Dana's Blog.

Today I created a card using the stamp Flower Bouquet Fhiona that I LOVE from YNS.  I also incorporated several of our newest die sets, Puffy Clouds, Flower Fun Spring Grass Die, and Tag Galore Two.

This really makes me think about Spring!

This new tag is so fabulous.

The pink flower is a Prima and the yellow flower is an unknown that was floating around my supplies. The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.


Karen (the owner of YNS) is also in the process of moving, so she is having a MOVING SALE!  Quantities are limited, so shop early to grab the stamps and dies you want at a fantastic price. There is also a Retired Stamp Bin and a Bargain Bin so make sure you check out all the awesome deals. 

Now it's time to hop over to Veronica's Blog.

April 30, 2012

Upcoming Blog Hop Info!!!

& a BIG surprise announcement ......Check back tomorrow!!!