Falling Leaves Thanksgiving Card

I had time last night to make a quick card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. This is exactly the type of clean sketch that I love.

FMS Final 159-001

I realized after I made it that this great Tags 4 You set is retired. I’m not sure why I still had it on the shelf, but it works for this card. It is still available as a Digital Download.

Tags 4 You Thanksgiving card by Yapha

Stamps: Tags 4 You (retired)
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry
Paper: Sahara Sand, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper
Other: Label Bracket Punch

If you have been looking for this stamp set, send me a note. Maybe we can work something out.

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Fall Banner & Candle for Craft Project Central

This banner & candle would be wonderful Fall décor for your home. The banner is made with coaster board, and the matching candle is stamped, along with other embellishments. Make one set to keep as your own, and make another set to give as a gift. This would also make a great Fall-themed class.

Fall Banner & Candle

This lovely project comes to you designed by Christy Fulk.  To get the instructions for Christy’s project, just subscribe to October over at Craft Project Central.  And if you have a minute, please leave Christy a comment on her project.

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Box of Tissues Card

My friend Debbi is hosting today’s Hope You Can Cling to Challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers today, and I promised her that I would play along. Her challenge is to use to tissue paper on your card, and she has some great technique ideas. I decided to take the challenge a little more literally, and made a mini tissue box for my card. These were popping up on blogs a few years back, and I always meant to make one.

Tissue Box card by Yapha

Stamps: Sassy Salutations
Ink: Mossy Meadow
Paper: Pistachio Pudding, Blushing Bride, Strawbery Slush, All Abloom Designer Series Paper Pack
Other: Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder, Simply Scored, tissue

This card can be sent to someone who is sick or someone who is sad, or even has really bad allergies.

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New Stampin’ Up Holiday Supplement, Weekly Deals, & Monthly Specials!

Holiday Supplement

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Weekly Deals

Prices good October 21-27, 2014. Click on the picture below to take advantage of these great deals!


Earn your free Good Greetings Stamp Set now!

Now until Oct. 31,  you  will be able to earn an exclusive Good Greetings Stamp Set when your party reaches $300-that’s in addition to the other exiting benefits! That’s right, a FREE stamp set in addition to all the other exciting and generous benefits you get when you host a party from Aug. 28 to Oct. 31! This versatile stamp set covers holidays from Halloween to Valentines and more. Contact me to schedule your party today!

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Bright and Fun Hanukkah Card

Tammy has a fun, bright color challenge for us over at Nacho Average Challenges this week.


My Happy Hanukkah stamp has been out on my craft table for awhile now, so I figured why not make one more card with it! Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry are great for fun and light-hearted Hanukkah cards and a nice change from blues and silvers.

Bright & Fun Hanukkah Card by Yapha

Stamps: Happy Hanukkah
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry
Paper: Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Whisper White, Motley Monster Designer Series Paper
Other: Crushed Curry 1 1/4″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

Have you seen the products in Stampin’ Up’s new Holiday Supplement? It started yesterday.

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Fall Favors & Table Décor for Craft Project Central

Fall is here – with beautifully colored falling leaves, scarecrows, pumpkins and family gatherings.  Create simple and adorable favor boxes for your fall parties and dinners, a beautiful centerpiece, and a card to send to family and friends using fun fall colors and the Color Me Autumn suite.

Fall Favors & Table Decor

This festive project comes to you designed by Buffy Cooper.  To get the instructions for Buffy’s project, just subscribe to August over at Craft Project Central.  And if you have a minute, please leave Buffy a comment on her project.

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My First Sketch for MDS Monday!

I am super excited to show you my very first sketch for MDS Monday!  I have a couple fun tricks I used on this page, that you are welcome to try as well. The first one is to change the size of the patterns when you fill a punch with patterned paper. Simply fill it, then double click on the shape, and you have the option to zoom in or out on the patterns by clicking the plus and minus. The second thing I did was to fill a group of photo boxes with one picture. Select the photo boxes you want to fill, group them together, then drag your photo on top. It makes for a great look!



I used one of the pictures that Steve took of Eve at swim camp this summer, so I filled all of my boxes with patterns in different shades of blue. I used Tempting Turquoise and Pacific Point to match the pool, and Soft Sky in the background.

Swimming Scrapbook page for MDS Monday by Yapha

I hope that you will come play along with us this week! I can’t wait to see how you choose to fill all of these little squares!

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Stamp Review Crew: Serene Silhouettes Edition


It’s time again for another Stamp Review Crew blog hop! This time we are featuring the Serene Silhouettes stamp set, which is available in wood mount, clear mount, and digital. (I will be using the digital version for my projects today.) You may have just arrived from Heidi Bak’s blog, or if you are going backwards from  Mike Funke’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.

These different leaves and trees are great for so many things! I decided to use the trees to make place cards for Thanksgiving Dinner. I used the color tool in My Digital Studio to add a fallish touch to the leaves. I printed them out and then mounted them on Chocolate Chip Cardstock to make the place card.

Thanksgiving Place Cards by Yapha

Your next stop is over to Mike Funke’s blog. I can’t wait to see what amazing project he has! Thanks for hopping with us today.



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Hanukkah Card in Navy & Silver

Sandy has a great challenge for us over at The Paper Players today. It is for a Clean & Simple card with either Gold or Silver.


Stampin’ Up has so many great products in both gold and silver right now! Two kinds of ribbon, plus Baker’s twine, the foil sheets, the glimmer sheets, the vellum paper, ink pads, and of course the embossing powder. I need to keep this Clean and Simple though, so I just used a few of these items.

Night of Navy and Silver Hanukkah Card by  Yapha

Stamps: Happy Hanukkah
Ink: VersaMark
Paper: Night of Navy, Silver Foil
Other: Labels Collection Framelits. 1/8″ Silver Ribbon, Silver Embossing Powder

Sorry for the glare. That foil paper is SUPER shiny!

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Hanukkah Card in Blues and Cantaloupe

There are some fun colors from the Colour Me…! Challenge this week, a very pretty combination of two blues with Crisp Cantaloupe. I decide to combine it with the Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge.

CMCC42   PPA224

When I first saw the colors, I immediately thought of making a baby card. But then I realized that the two blues would work very nicely for a Hanukkah card. I used my Stampin’ Write markers so I could use all three of the colors on the stamp.


Stamps: Happy Hanukkah
Ink: Island Indigo, Crisp Cantaloupe, soft Sky
Paper: Soft Sky, Island Indigo, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, Subtles Designer Series Paper
Other: Island Indigo 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon

I apologize for the quality of the picture. I was trying a different camera, and I still have to figure out the settings. I’ll have a few more Hanukkah cards coming to you this week, all using this new stamp.

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