Another Inky Friends Sketch Challenge

It’s time for another Inky Friends Design Challenge! This month it is a sketch challenge based on page 10 of the Occasions Catalog. I made another softball card. Opening day is Sunday!

Celebrate Softball by Yapha

Stamps: Picture Perfect Birthday, Paper Pumpkin 2016
Ink: Real Red, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist, Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper
Other: 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Triple Banner Punch

Below is the sketch and the inspiration from the catalog. I hope that you will come play along with us!

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Love it. Live it. Share it.with Inky Friends

Welcome to the Inky Friends Love it. Live it. Share it. Blog Hop! You may have just arrived from Kris’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Sara’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 excited to show you some cards made with the new Sunshine & Rainbows bundle. For my first card, I wanted to give the look of a rainbow peeking out of gray skies. (Not that I’d know much about that here in Los Angeles…)

Little Rainbow by Yapha

Stamps: Sunshine & Rainbows
Ink: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Emerald Envy, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray
Paper: Basic Gray, Smoky Slate
Other: Rainbow Builder Framelits

I’m going to be honest here. I don’t really like the way the rainbow looks with the stamps. I do however, LOVE the way it looks with the framelits!!

Rainbow Bright & Beautiful Birthday by Yapha

Stamps: Sunshine & Rainbows
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Soft Sky
Paper: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry
Other: Rainbow Builder Framelits

For my final card, I didn’t use the stamps at all, just the framelits. This little 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ square card would be great for St. Patrick’s Day! It’s hard to see all the glimmer in the picture, but it is super shiny in real life.

Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow by Yapha

Stamps: none
Ink: none
Paper: Garden Green, Soft Sky, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Elegant Eggplant, Gold Foil, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Other: Rainbow Builder Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits

Thank you for hopping with us today! Your next stop is Sara, featuring the We Must Celebrate stamp set.

Categories: Birthday, Cards, St. Patrick's Day | 11 Comments

Clean and Simple Softball Card

Here’s another Softball themed card for opening day.

Celebrate Softball by Yapha

Stamps: Picture Perfect Birthday, Paper Pumpkin 2016
Ink: Real Red, Archival Basic Black
Paper: Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black, Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper
Other: 2 1/2″ Circle Punch

I used the great sketch from Clean & Simple Stamping.

Are you curious about getting healthy with Plexus? My team is having an online Pajama Party Monday night. Join us to learn more, hear some inspirational stories, and have a chance to win some prizes. Comment below or send me an email if you are interested.

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Another Softball Card

I have another quick softball card for you today. It’s hard to see, but the background is Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. It looks amazing in real life!

Dazzling Softball Card by Yapha

Stamps: Epic Celebrations, Paper Pumpkin 2016
Ink: Real Red,Lemon Lime Twist
Paper: Lemon Lime Twist, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Other: 2″ Circle Punch

I used this great sketch from Fusion Card Challenge.

Are you curious about getting healthy with Plexus but not ready to commit to a full month? My team is running  a seven day trial starting Monday. You get to be in a Facebook group for support during the trial to see if it works for you. Let me know if you are interested — these products have changed my life!

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Cue the Softball Confetti

I have the opportunity to have a table at softball opening day in the city where I live, so I thought it might be a good idea to have some softball themed cards on hand to sell. Did you know our Lemon-Lime Twist is the perfect color for softballs? I used an old Paper Pumpkin kit (June 2016) for the stitching on the balls.

Softball Confetti by Yapha

Stamps: Picture Perfect Birthday, Paper Pumpkin 2016
Ink: Real Red, Archival Basic Black
Paper: Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black, Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper
Other: 2″ Circle Punch, Scattered Sequins Embossing Folder

I used the super versatile sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

Are you curious about getting healthy with Plexus but not ready to commit to a full month? My team is running  a seven day trial starting a week from Monday. You get to be in a Facebook group for support during the trial to see if it works for you. Let me know if you are interested — these products have changed my life!

 

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Stamp Review Crew: Sale-a-Bration Edition

It’s time for another  Stamp Review Crew blog hop! This time we are featuring some of the goodies you can earn for free during Sale-a-Brtion. You may have just arrived from Charlet Mallett’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Mickey Roberts’ 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 have two quick and easy cards, perfect for Valentine’s Day or anytime. They each use three Sale-a-Bration products (stamps, paper, ribbon), which is perfect for your $150 party order.

Party Panda Valentine by Yapha

Stamps: Party Pandas
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper
Other: Shimmer Ribbon, Starburst Punch, 2 1/4″ Circle Punch

You're Awesome Chuck Taylor Sneakers by Yapha

Stamps: Epic Celebrations
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Bermuda Bay
Paper: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper
Other: Shimmer Ribbon, Layering Circles Framelits

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

Categories: Cards, Valentine's Day | 13 Comments

Live with Zest for Inky Friends

It’s time for another Inky Friends Design Challenge! This month it is a color challenge based on page 35 of the Annual Catalog. Since one of the colors is Berry Burst, of course I had to make a Pink Drink card.

Live with Zest by Yapha

Stamps: Coffee Cafe, Lemon Zest
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist
Paper: Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Sky, Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack
Other: Lemon Builder Punch, Coffee Cup Framelits, Berry Burst Crinkled Seam Binding

Below are the colors and the inspiration from the catalog. I hope that you will come play along with us!

Is one of your New Year’s Resolutions to get healthy? I would love to tell you more about this “pink drink” which is packed with prebiotics and is designed to balance your blood sugar. Message me or leave a comment below. Getting healthy isn’t hard if you have the right tools!

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Happy Anniversary to Me!

Last weekend was my 22nd wedding anniversary! Only three more years to go until the big 2-5! As many of you, my husband is a woodworker, so of course I had to make him a wood-themed card. I apologize for the photo quality. This was a super hard card to get a good picture of.

Wood Anniversary Card by Yapha

Stamps: Number of Years
Ink: VersaMark
Paper: Early Espresso, Silver Foil, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack
Other: Sweet & Sassy Framelits, Little Numbers Thinlets (ret.), Silver Embossing Powder

This is for both CAS on Sundays Love Theme and The Paper Players Love Notes challenge.

Interested in getting healthier this year? There are some great specials and trial groups going on with Plexus. Message me and we can figure out the best plan for you.

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Stamp Review Crew: Picture Perfect Birthday Edition

It’s time for another  Stamp Review Crew blog hop! This time we are featuring the Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set. You may have just arrived from Mike Funke’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Lou Kitzelman’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.

When I first saw this set in December, my immediate thought was, “Wow, those candles would make a GREAT Hanukkah card!” So even though it is January, and Hanukkah isn’t for quite a while, I had to make one. I masked the “Celebrate the good times” stamp and only used the “Celebrate” part of it.

Hanukkah Candles with Picture Perfect Birthday by Yapha

Stamps: Picture Perfect Birthday
Ink: Soft Sky, Night of Navy, Crushed Curry
Paper: Soft Sky, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Other: Soft Sky 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon, Night of Navy 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding

My second thought when I saw this set was how much I love the saying, “Happiest of birthdays.” It’s pretty much what I wish everyone on FaceBook. My second card features that sentiment with the coordinating Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper.

Happiest of Birthdays by Yapha

Stamps: Picture Perfect Birthday
Ink: Berry Burst, Peekaboo Peach
Paper: Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White, Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Berry Burst 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding

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

Categories: Birthday, Cards, Hanukkah | 13 Comments

Time to Sale-a-Brate with Inky Friends

Welcome to the Inky Friends Time to Sale-a-Brate Blog Hop! You may have just arrived from Tanya’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Shelley’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 excited to show you some projects with the bright and fun Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper, which is free with a qualifying $50 purchase. This paper coordinates with the Bubble Over stamp set and the Bottles and Bubbles Framelits. (But stock up, because it will only be available during Sale-a-Bration!) My first card features 9 of the 12 designs in a cute 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ square card.

Sampler Quilt Card by Yapha

Stamps: none
Ink: none
Paper: Calypso Coral, Basic Gray, Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits

Did you know that the smaller of the two bottle framelits cut out the bottles from this paper? Yep! Once again I didn’t use any stamps or ink on this card. (And of course I used bottles with my healthy pink drink in them!)

Bubble Over Pink Drink Card by Yapha

Stamps: none
Ink: none
Paper: Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper
Other: Bottles & Bubbles Framelits, SAB Shimmer Ribbon

For my third card, I used the layout from Freshly Made Sketches, so I finally stamped something!

Bubble Over with Happiness by Yapha

Stamps: Bubble Over
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Caltpso Coral
Paper: Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White, Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper, Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper
Other: Triple Banner Punch

Thank you for hopping with us today! Your next stop is the adorable Party Pandas on Shelley’s Blog.

Categories: Birthday, Cards | 13 Comments