Cute Puppy Thank You Note

We got a new yellow lab puppy a couple months ago. We named her Daisy after the book A Ball for Daisy. (All of our dogs are named after dogs in literature, except Sadie, who already had her name when we adopted her.) I was supper excited to see the adorable puppy stamp set in the new catalog. I colored this one So Saffron to look like Daisy.

Puppy Thank You by Yapha

Stamps: Bella & Friends
Ink: Archival Basic Black, So Saffron, Sweet Sugar Plum, Mint Macaron
Paper: Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
Other: Sweet Sugarplum 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon

Here’s a picture of Daisy when we first got her in April. She looks so much like the puppy on the card!

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I used this week’s sketch from CAS Colours & Sketches for the card. I like how versatile it is!

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Plexus Pink Drink Card

I was so excited to see the new Mixed Drink stamp set in the catalog! It is by far the cutest drink stamps that we have had. And they can be used for all kinds of beverages, not just alcohol! I made this adorable card featuring Plexus Slim, otherwise known as the Pink Drink. It is perfect to send with a sample or as a welcome to a new ambassador. (I love Plexus, and I would be happy to answer any questions that you have about it.)

Plexus Pink Drink by Yapha

Stamps: Mixed Drink
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Melon Mambo
Paper: Melon Mambo, Basic Black
Other: 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Lucky Stars Embossing Folder

I used this week’s sketch from Pals Paper Arts.


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Butterfly Card Set & Shaker Box for Craft Project Central

Make this beautiful butterfly greeting card set with elegant designs. Learn how to work with your dies and stamps making the most out of them:  such as inlaid die-cutting and making your own stamped background. You will also learn to add a shaker window to the box holding your cards. This is a technique you’ll want to know to jazz up any craft project.  Great for a stamp camp, or as a class project.

Butterfly Card Set & Shaker Box SP

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

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Jar of Love for the Stampin’ Addicts New Catalog Blog Hop

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Welcome to another Stampin’ Addicts Blog Hop! This time we are featuring some fun stamp sets out of the new Stampin’ Up catalog! You may have just come from Tanya’s blog, where she wowed us with Birthday Fiesta, or maybe from Betty’s blog featuring the super cute Pretty Kitty. If you are starting here, don’t worry, all of the blogs will go in a circle. I am featuring the very versatile Jar of Love stamp set, because it is a Mason jar, of course! The great puns are an added bonus.

We don’t have fireflies here in southern California, so I was excited to create some of my own. I embossed the jar with silver embossing powder, then sponged some Craft Whisper White where I wanted the fireflies to go. I stamped them in black ink on top of the white, then colored their tushies in with a Crushed Curry marker and covered it with Clear Wink of Stella.

Fireflies by Yapha

Stamps: Jar of Love
Ink: VersaMark, Craft Whisper White, Archival Basic Black
Paper: Dapper Denim, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Other: Bunch of Banners Framelits, Project Life Corner Rounder, Silver Embossing Powder, Clear Wink of Stella

For my second card I embossed the goldfish with the new Copper Embossing Powder. It is gorgeous!

Best Fishes by Yapha

Stamps: Jar of Love
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Pool Party, VersaMark
Paper: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Whisper White, Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper
Other: Pool Party 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon, Everyday Jars Framelits

My final card was really hard to photograph. I stamped each of the jars on a Window Sheet and die cut them. But each time I tried to take the picture so the Window Sheet showed, it was just a big glare from the flash. You can see it in real life though.

Empty without you by Yapha

Stamps: Jar of Love
Ink: Stazon Jet Black
Paper: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper
Other: Window Sheets, Everyday Jars Framelits

I hope you enjoyed this look at Jar of Love! Your next stop is over at Betty’s Blog, where she will be showing you Pretty Kitty.



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Patriotic Thank You Note with Circles

My daughter’s 4th of July Bat Mitzvah is quickly approaching and I am continuing to make more patriotic themed thank you notes. These would be easy to use for other occasions by substituting a different sentiment for the “Thanks.”

Patriotic Thank You by Yapha

Stamps: Sunburst Sayings
Ink: Night of Navy, Real Red
Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Brights Designer Series Paper, Regals Designer Series Paper
Other: Layering Circles Framelits, Glitter Tape (retired)

Although I was a little hesitant about this week’s challenge from Freshly Made Sketches, I think it came out great. I should really just trust them, right? And since I used the new Layering Circles Framelits, this is for the Stampin’ Royalty die challenge as well.

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Stylized Happy Birthday

I love fun fonts and I was super excited to see this Happy Birthday stamp in the new catalog. It is a single stamp and it is perfect for making quick birthday cards!

Stylized Birthday by Yapha

Stamps: Stylized Birthday
Ink: Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise
Paper: Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
Other: Emerald Envy 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon

Congratulations to The Paper Players who are celebrating their 300th challenge with a Celebration theme. This card is for you! It is also perfect for SUO Challenges, where we are using our favorite new papers this week. (There are so many great new papers it was really hard to choose!)

By the way, if you haven’t seen it, I have a great giveaway going on over on my Facebook page. Check it out!

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Painter’s Pallet Art Magnet Set for Craft Project Central

Turn your refrigerator into an art gallery!  In this project you will learn how to take a stamped image and turn it into a magnet for your refrigerator.  You will create three blank art easel magnets and learn how to temporarily attach and replace the art that gets framed in each of the magnets.  You will also construct a tiny envelope to store your blank art “canvases” and your completed works of art!  The entire set of easel magnets, “canvases” and Velcro attachment pieces are stored in a custom box perfect for gift giving!  This is a wonderful gift for a child as they will have a ton of fun creating their art masterpieces for framing on the refrigerator!

Painters Palette Art Magnet Set SP

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

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Happy Anniversary to My Parents!

Today is my parents’ 51st wedding anniversary! Talk about an achievement! They are inspirational.

51st Anniversary by Yapha

Stamps: Number of Years
Ink: Sweet Sugarplum, Night of Navy
Paper: Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White, Regals Designer Series Paper
Other: Large Numbers Framelits, Layering Squares Framelits, Banners Framelits, Confetti Embossing Folder, Sweet Sugarplum 3/8″ 

I really liked the Mojo Monday sketch today. I don’t remember the last time I played along, but this one just grabbed me. I also love the gorgeous color combo from Global Design Project.

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By the way, I am still looking for a few more people interested in a Plexus Slim sample. Let me know if one of them might be you!
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Stamp Review Crew: Flower Shop Edition

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It’s time again for another Stamp Review Crew blog hop! This time we are featuring the Flower Shop Stamp Set. You may have just arrived from Bruno Bertucci’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Rochelle Blok’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.

This is the perfect set to use for a flowerpot card! I haven’t made one of these in so long. (I adapted this tutorial for my card.) I love Cajun Craze for this — doesn’t it just look like terra cotta?

Flowerpot Card closed by Yapha

Here is what it looks like with the center piece pulled out.

Flowerpot Card open by Yapha

Stamps: Flower Shop
Ink: Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, Daffodil Delighht
Paper: Cajun Craze, Whisper White
Other: Peekaboo Peach 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon, Pansy Punch, Project Life Corner Rounder

One of the things that is tricky about this stamp set is that the petals are not all the same, so they must be stamped correctly for the punch to work. To solve this problem, I figured out which side needed to be up (the top of the punch) and drew red arrows with a Sharpie on to the stamps. That way I would have no issues stamping and punching.

Flower Shop stamps by Yapha

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

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p.s. I am looking for 5 people who want to try a sample of Plexus Slim. Message me if you are interested.

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Pool Party Elephant

I had an unexpected carpool this week when one of the teachers that I work with had car trouble. I drove her and her 18 month old daughter back and forth to school a couple times. (We have faculty daycare on campus.) I forgot how fun it can be to have a toddler in the car! She especially liked elephant noises, elefante as she said. I made this cute little elephant Pyramid Pal for her, even though I probably won’t see her again until school starts back up in August.

Pool Party Elephant by Yapha

Here’s looking at it straight on.

Pool Party Elephant by Yapha

Stamps: Playful Pals
Ink: Island Indigo, Pool Party
Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White, Subtles Designer Series Paper
Other: Pyramid Pals Thinlits

I used this week’s colors from Pals Paper Arts.


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