Coffee Cafe for the Inky Friends Blog Hop

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Welcome to the first ever Inky Friends Blog Hop! (If it looks familiar, it’s because it is the same group of stampers who used to be on Stampin’ Addicts. Life changes. We grow and evolve.) You may have just arrived from Rhonda’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Mickey’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 this link to take you to the master list.

I am super excited to be featuring the Coffee Cafe stamp set and suite of products. As soon as I saw this, I knew I had to have it! I love the cups, I love the sentiments, I love the matching framelits and DSP!

Coffee Happiness by Yapha

Stamps: Coffee Cafe
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Garden Green, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Coffee Break Designer Series Paper
Other: Coffee Cups Framelits, Soft Sky 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon

My second card is a quick but cute thank you. It would be perfect for giving a coffee gift card! It measures 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ so you can still use a standard envelope.

Thanks a Latte by Yapha

Stamps: Coffee Cafe
Ink: Garden Green, Crumb Cake
Paper: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Coffee Break Designer Series Paper
Other: Coffee Cups Framelits

For my third card, I tweaked one of the sayingss. (Personalization is the beauty of stamping your own cards!) I used Washi tape to mask and omit the word “coffee” and hand wrote in “Plexus” so I could use it for my health business. I tried to match the font as best I could. I also matched the colors to the product packaging of the Pink Drink.

Plexus Helps Card by Yapha

Stamps: Coffee Cafe
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper
Other: Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Double Stitched Ribbon, Seaside Embossing Folder

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

Categories: Cards, Thank You | 8 Comments

Happy Anniversary with Daisy Delight

It is my parents’ 52nd Wedding Anniversary today! Wow, right? Since my mom’s favorite color is yellow and my dad’s favorite color is blue, this card was just perfect! It is designed by Paula Block and I created it at a shoebox swap a couple weeks ago.

Anniversary Daisies by Yapha

Stamps: Daisy Delight, Number of Years
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy
Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper
Other: Daisy Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Double Stitched Ribbon, Night of Navy Bakers Twine

Please join me in wishing them a very happy anniversary! And in other good news — all of the Plexus welcome kits are 10% off until Monday, June 26th. It’s such a great deal for an amazing product! Message me if you want more info on how Plexus has changed my life. (No, seriously, it has.)

Categories: Anniversary, Cards | 1 Comment

Coffee for Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day to those of you celebrating! I was super excited to make my husband a card using the new items that feature two of his favorite things — woodworking and coffee!

Father's Day Coffee Card

Stamps: Thoughtful Banners
Ink: VersaMark, Garden Green
Paper: Garden Green, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack, Coffee Break Designer Series Paper
Other: Coffee Cups Framelits, Soft Sky 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon, Whisper White Embossing Powder

I was super excited to find a new card-making challenge featuring one of my favorite kinds of challenges, Tic Tac Toe boards! I am not stamping as much as lately, but I am happy to play along with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge! I used the top row.

Like this new coffee suite? I will be featuring it in a Blog Hop starting on Friday. Be sure to come back for some more fun ideas!

Oh, and great news! All of the Plexus welcome kits are 10% off until Monday, June 26th. It’s such a great deal for an amazing product! Message me if you want more info on how Plexus has changed my life. (No, seriously, it has.)

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Stamp Review Crew: Colorful Seasons Edition

It’s time for another  Stamp Review Crew blog hop! This time we are featuring the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set. You may have just arrived from Tanya Boser’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Natalie Lapakko’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 don’t actually own the Colorful Seasons stamp set, but I was fortunate enough to go to a shoebox swap with a group of local demonstrators and use it to make a card. (For a shoebox swap, each participant designs a card and brings the supplies for everyone else to make it. It is super fun!) A big thank you to Kathy Baffone for allowing me to use the card she designed here, and to Lois Friedman for inviting me along!

Stamps: Colorful Seasons
Ink: Tranquil Tide
Paper: Whisper White, Water Color, Early Espresso, So Saffron
Other: Seasonal Layers Thinlets, Pearl Basic Jewels

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

Categories: Cards | 12 Comments

Matching Card for New Plexus Slim

Wow! I am amazed at the number of people asking for samples of the new Plexus Slim. (Though I really shouldn’t be because it is that awesome!) I made one batch of matching cards to send with the samples, and then today I needed to make some more. I used the same watercolor technique as in the first batch, but this time I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

 

This is the sketch:

And this is the card with the packaging that I was trying to match. What do you think?

Curious about the new Plexus Slim or want to try a sample? Let me know! It’s got PREbiotics in it now, to make it even more awesome!

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Stamp Review Crew: Thoughtful Banners Edition

It’s time for another  Stamp Review Crew blog hop! This time we are featuring the Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set. You may have just arrived from Jessica Williams’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Kelly Kent’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.

Words. I love words!! And this stamp set has so many words. It’s amazing. My first card features a lot of these words.

Words by Yapha

Stamps: Thoughtful Banners
Ink: Melon Mambo, Smokey Slate
Paper: Melon Mambo, Smokey Slate, Whisper White
Other: Duet Banner Punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits

For my second card, I only used one word. But it’s a really AMAZING word. And I needed an AMAZING card. The health & happiness company that I love has just reformulated their flagship product and redesigned the packaging as well. I wanted a matching card to send out some samples with, so of course I made my own.

Stamps: Thoughtful Banners
Ink: Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper
Other: Duet Banner Punch, Seaside Embossing Folder

I needed to create a bunch, so I used aqua painters and re-inkers on a full sheet of the 6″ x 9″ Watercolor Paper. I then cut it into 5 pieces that were 1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″.

This is the card with the packaging. I think it matches pretty closely, don’t you?

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

Categories: Cards, Congratulations | 9 Comments

Happy Birthday to My Mom!

Yesterday was my mom’s birthday and it was a pretty big one, so of course I made her a card. It had plenty of yellow, of course, since that is her favorite color!

Stamps: Thoughtful Banners
Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Night of Navy
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper
Other: Large Numbers Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Duet Banner Punch

Congratulations to TGIF Challenges on their second birthday. I am entering this in their Celebrate challenge. I also used the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge over at The Paper Players. I used top left to bottom right diagonally with Circle-DieCut-Flower.

I have to tell you, I am super excited about Saturday. Plexus is announcing something new and exciting in what they are calling The Big Reveal. I have no idea what it is going to be, but everybody says it is going to be HUGE! If you want to find out as soon as  I do, just drop me a note or leave me a comment here and I will let you know! You can also like my Plexus Facebook Page. I keep that one up to date on all of the exciting news!

Categories: Birthday, Cards | 4 Comments

Stamp Review Crew: Nailed It Edition

It’s time for another  Stamp Review Crew blog hop! This time we are featuring the Nailed It Stamp Set. You may have just arrived from Martha Inchley’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Valerie Moody’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.

My first card uses the Framelits which unfortunately have already sold out. You could easily cut these shapes out if you needed to, though. This set is just perfect for my woodworking husband!

Stamps: Nailed It
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Pool Party
Paper: Delightful Dijon, Pool Party, Silver Foil, Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper
Other: Build It Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits

My second card does not use the framelits at all. I created this card for one of my Plexus customers who is doing a great job meeting her goals.

Stamps: Nailed It
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Smoky Slate
Paper: Smoky Slate, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Other: Layering Ovals Framelits, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens

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

Categories: Cards, Father's Day | 11 Comments

Stamp Review Crew: Cool Treats Edition

It’s time for another  Stamp Review Crew blog hop! This time we are featuring the Cool Treats Stamp Set. You may have just arrived from Kelly Kent’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Linda Callahan’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.

The best thing about stamping cards is being able to personalize them for the individual. I made this card for my daughter’s 14th birthday, with 14 scoops of chocolate ice cream in the bowl! To make the whipped cream, I embossed the swirl with clear embossing powder to add some contrast.

Chocolate Ice Cream by Yapha

Stamps: Cool Treats
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pool Party, VersaMark
Paper: Watermelon Wonder, Chocolate Chip, Pool Party, Whisper White, Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper
Other: Frozen Treats Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Clear Embossing Powder

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

Categories: Birthday, Cards | 13 Comments

Passover Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Passover Blog Hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up Demonstrators from around the world stretching our creativity to make Jewish holiday cards with Stampin’ Up products. Passover begins Monday night, April 10, 2017 so that is what we are focusing on for this hop. You may have just arrived from Liz Roberts’s blog, or if you are going backwards from Pascale Godot’s blog. Maybe you are starting here! In any case, all of the blogs link in a circle so you won’t miss a single unleavened idea.

I have two cards to show you today. The first one is fun and bright, featuring my favorite Passover symbol, the frog! (Why a frog, you ask? Think about the 10 plagues…)

Hoppy Passover by Yapha

Stamps: You’re Sublime
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Emerald Envy, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry
Paper: Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
Other: Layering Circle Framelits, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Emerald Envy 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon

My second card is all sparkle and shine, with six different colors of glimmer paper to make a Seder Plate.

Glimmer Seder Plate by Yapha

Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper, Copper Foil, Gold Glimmer Paper, Silver Glimmer Paper, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Sale-a-Bration Glimmer Paper
Other: Layering Circles Framelits, 1″ Circle Punch, Bunch of Banners Framelits

Thanks for joining us today! Your next stop is over at Pascale Godot’s blog in France.

Categories: Cards, Jewish, Passover | 8 Comments