Stamp Review Crew: Playful Pals Edition

Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve been in a  Stamp Review Crew blog hop! This time we are featuring the Playful Pals Stamp Set. You may have just arrived from Charlene Harreveld’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Martha Inchley’s Blog. No worries, even if you are starting here. All of the blogs link in a circle, so you won’t miss a single amazing project. If you get stuck, you can always click the link to the Stamp Review Crew to take you to the master list.

I love all of the adorable animals that can be made with this versatile stamp set and matching thinlets. It was easy to make a card featuring my two dogs, Sadie the Great Dane and Daisy the Yellow Lab. (Though Sadie’s ears are shorter in real life and Daisy’s are longer.)

Puppy Faces by Yapha

Stamps: Playful Pals, Greatest Greetings
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Soft Suede, So Saffron
Paper: So Saffron, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Other: Pyramid Pals Thinlets

Here’s what Sadie and Daisy actually look like. (They are browsing through the new Plexus catalog.)

Plexus Catalog by Yapha

Thank you for hopping with us today! Your next stop is over at Martha Inchley’s Blog. I can’t wait to see what projects she made!

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Stampin’ Addicts Occasions Catalog Blog Hop 2017

Hello and welcome to the Stampin’ Addicts Occasions Catalog Blog Hop! We are excited to be featuring some fun stamp sets from the new Occasions Catalog. You may have arrived here from Heidi Baks’s Blog where she featured Dragonfly Dreams or perhaps Sara Mattson-Blume’s Blog (if you are going backwards), or you may be starting here. In any case, all of the blogs link together in a circle so you won’t miss a stop!

I am excited to be featuring the super cute new Cool Treats stamp set. I love ice cream, I love puns, and this set not only has both, it also has matching Framelits, designer series paper, and Washi tape!

Ice Cream Birthday by Yapha

Stamps: Cool Treats
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper
Other: Pool Party 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon, Frozen Treats Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits

For my second card, I created the cherry patterned paper with stamps in the set.

Cherry Sundae by Yapha

Stamps: Cool Treats
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red
Paper: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Silver Foil
Other:  3/8″ Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack, Frozen Treats Framelits

Thanks for joining us on our Occasions Catalog blog hop. Your next stop is over atSara Mattson-Blume’s Blog, where she will be showing us the Playful Pals Bundle. Her creations are always amazing!

Categories: Birthday, Cards | 4 Comments

Nailed It Anniversary Card

My 21st wedding anniversary is coming up this Saturday, and the new Nailed It stamp set was perfect to make a card for my husband. I really did like him the first time I saw him. (He thought I was bossy, but that’s a story for another time…)

First Time I Saw You by Yapha

Stamps: Nailed It
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede
Paper: Smoky Slate, Soft Suede, Basic Black, Whisper White
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Woodgrain Embossing Folder

I used the great sketch from Fab Friday, though I interpreted some of the layers rather loosely.

The new Plexus Winter Catalog is out and it is gorgeous! I am so impressed with how they managed to make it pleasing to the eye as well as packed with information. Take a look — I’d love to know what you think!

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Beautiful Blessing

I had a great day yesterday at Plexus Super Saturday with my upline, downline, and sidelines. It is such a caring and compassionate company! So many of the top leaders are using their Plexus earnings to help others. It inspired me to make this card.

Beautiful Blessing by Yapha

Stamps: Rose Wonder
Ink: Archival Basic Back
Paper: Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White
Other: Sweet Sugarplum Glitter Ribbon

Unfortunately, that Sweet Sugarplum ribbon is no longer available. Which is too bad, because it is perfect for Plexus (the Pink Drink)! I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and the color challenge (Black, White & one other) from CAS on Sunday.

The new Plexus Winter Catalog is out and it is gorgeous! I am so impressed with how they manage to make it pleasing to the eye as well as packed with information. Take a look — I’d love to know what you think!

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Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration 2017

2017 Occasions Catalog Is Here!

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If you haven’t seen the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog yet, click here or on the image above to go see the PDF version.  It’s a fantastic catalog so go take a peek and get your wish list ready!


2017 Sale-a-bration Has Begun!

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Stampin’ Up!’s annual Sale-a-bration has begun!  Sale-a-bration is that wonderful time of year where for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product!  That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those items you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.  You earn free Sale-a-bration items on purchases from the Annual Catalog, Occasions Catalog, Online Store and the Clearance Rack!  There is no limit to the number of items that you can earn!

Click here or on the image above to go see the items that you can earn for free with your $50 or greater purchase between January 4 and March 31!  The items that you can earn for free are marked with a little orange hot air balloon with the word “FREE” on it.  There are 12 awesome products in the brochure!


Earn $25 in Extra Stampin’ Rewards With a $250 Order or Party During Sale-a-bration!!

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If you place an order of $250 or greater or host a party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards/Host Cash!


3-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin On Sale During Sale-a-bration!!

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And one more bonus…Stampin’ Up! has put their 3-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions on sale during Sale-a-bration!  Here are the details

3-Month Prepaid Subscription (137859) $59 $55
Get a discount on 3-month prepaid subscriptions and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!

12-Month Prepaid Subscription (137861) $215
Take it to the next level with a 12-month prepaid subscription. Save over $2/month with the everyday awesome price, earn Stampin’ Rewards, and instantly qualify for 4 FREE Sale-A-Bration items!

This offer will end on March 31, 2016 at 11:50 PM (MT).  Click here to head over to see the Prepaid Paper Pumpkin options in my online store.

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Hey Chick! for Stampin’ Addicts Sale-a-Bration 2017 Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome to the Stampin’ Addicts Sale-a-Bration Blog Hop! We are excited to be featuring many of the items that you can earn for FREE during Sale-a-Bration this year (January 4-March 31, 2017). You may have arrived here from Mickey Roberts’s Blog where she featured the Any Occasion stamp set or perhaps Tanya Boser’s Blog (if you are going backwards), or you may be starting here. In any case, all of the blogs link together in a circle so you won’t miss a stop!

I am excited to be featuring the super cute Hey Chick stamp set. It has three chickens, egg, and three sentiments. It could be used for Easter and all year round. My first card features the soon to be retired Petals and Paisley’s Designer Series Paper. (Stock up now!) I also used the Watercolor pencils. Yes, I am excited to announce that Stampin’ Up’s Watercolor Pencils are back and better than ever!

Paisley Chicken by Yapha

Stamps: Hey Chick!
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Mint Macaron
Paper: Delightful Dijon, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla, Petals & Paisleys Designer Series Paper
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, 3/8″ Ribbon Trio Pack (Delightful Dijon), Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens

For my second card, I used the extremely versatile sketch challenge from Freshly Made Sketches.

Hey Chick by Yapha

Stamps: Hey Chick!
Ink: Archival Basic Black
Paper: Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens

For my final card I went for a whimsical country chicken look. Even though these colors are available in the Watercolor Pencils, I wanted to see what it would look like colored with ink and Aquapainter.

Silly Chickens by Yapha

Stamps: Hey Chick!
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Crushed Curry
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Banner Duet Punch

Thanks for joining us on our Sale-a-Bration blog hop. Your next stop is over at Tanya Boser’s Blog, where she will be showing us the Designer Tee Stamp Set. Her creations are always amazing!

Exciting news! Plexus is starting a 60-Day Trim Up challenge with real prizes and inspiration to kick off a healthy 2017. Contact me if you want more information. It is going to be great!

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Congrats Grad!

It may seem to be a strange time of year to be posting a graduation card, but my husband’s cousin just graduated from college. We have the graduation party tonight so of course I needed a card! I used Sketch Challenge #624 from Splitcoast Stampers and the retired Blue Ribbon stamp set for this card.

Congrats Grad by Yapha

Stamps: Blue Ribbon
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Delightful Dijon
Paper: Mint Macaron, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla, Petals & Paisleys Designer Series Paper
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, 2″ Circle Punch, 3/8″ Ribbon Trio Pack (Mint Macaron)

60 Day Trim Up

Exciting news! Plexus is starting a 60-Day Trim Up challenge with real prizes and inspiration to kick off a healthy 2017. Contact me if you want more information. It is going to be great!

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Sparkly Pink 2017

It’s week two of the Nacho Average Challenges holiday fun theme and I have a sparkly pink New Year’s card for you today. Can you believe it is almost 2017? I can’t! I made these for my Plexus downline and customers.

Plexus 2017 by Yapha

Stamps: none
Ink: none
Paper: Blushing Bride, Basic Black, Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper
Other: Large Numbers Framelits, Festive Embossing Folder

Here’s the obligatory group shot of a bunch of them before I mailed them out. They are much more pink in real life.

Plexus 2017 by Yapha

Curious about Plexus? Want to learn more? Visit my Facebook Page or message me privately. I’d be happy to send you a sample.

Categories: Cards, Nacho Average Challenges, New Year's Eve | Leave a comment

National Thank You Note Day

According to some calendars that I have seen, today is National Thank You Note Day, in addition to being Boxing Day. I am fortunate enough to need to write many thank you notes and I am very thankful for the new So Very Much stamp set that you can earn for free next month during Sale-a-Bration. I was able to whip out a bunch of 3 1/2″ x 5″ notecards very quickly with it.

Thank Yous by Yapha

Stamps: So Very Much
Ink: Night of Navy, Soft Sky
Paper: Crumb Cake, Soft Sky

This is just right for the Stamp Ink Paper theme challenge of Anything but Christmas. Here is a close up:

Thank You by Yapha

I also made some with Chocolate Chip ink instead of Night of Navy. I think it looks good either way.

Thank You by Yapha

Want to know what I am most thankful for this holiday season? Plexus! Plexus is a health and wellness company with an amazing line of natural supplements that have me feeling better than ever! If you are interested in learning more about Plexus, visit my Facebook Page, or message me privately. I’d be happy to send you a sample.

Plexus

Categories: Cards, Thank You | 1 Comment

Snowman & Penguin Tags

We are celebrating the first night of Hanukkah with both of my sisters-in-law and their families, so I wanted to make some cute tags for the gifts. Even though we don’t have any snow here in Southern California it is still super fun to play with paper snowmen! This is what I came up:

Snow Tags by Yapha

Stamps: Snow Place
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Pacific Point
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits

I used the Let It Snow theme from the TGIF Challenge and the Circles, Ovals, or Squares them from SUO Challenges. Here are two close up views:

Snowman Tag by Yapha

Penguin Tag by Yapha

Give yourself or your loved ones the gift of good health this holiday season! I would love to help you start your journey towards better health. Plexus products have helped me and my family so much. Now let me help yours. Gift certificates available! Message me for more info or visit http://shopmyplexus.com/yapha/

Good Health by Yapha

Categories: Christmas, Winter | 5 Comments