Toadally Awesome!

I have a quick and cute froggie card for you today.

Toadally Awesome by Yapha

Stamps: You’re Sublime
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Old Olive, So Saffron, Dapper Denim
Paper: Old Olive, So Saffron,Whisper White, Brights Designer Series Paper
Other: Layering Ovals Framelits, Dapper Denim 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon

I used the colors from Pals Paper Arts and the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

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Apples & Honey for Rosh Hashanah

School starts up on Monday and with the start of a new school year my mind starts turning to another new year — Rosh Hashanah. It isn’t until the first weekend in October this year, but it never hurts to get started early. I used the super cute L’Shanah Tovah set from Papertrey Ink.

L'Shanah Tovah by Yapha

Stamps: L’Shanah Tovah (Papertrey)
Ink: Soft Suede, Delightful Dijon, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Paper: Delightful Dijon, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, 2015-2017 In Color Designer Series Paper
Other: Layering Circles Framelits, L’Shanah Tovah dies (Papertrey)

I used the fun and versatile sketch from Stamp Ink Paper.


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Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper Leaf

There is Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper in the Holiday Catalog. Let me say that again. There is PUMPKIN PIE GLIMMER PAPER in the Holiday Catalog!! It is gorgeous and perfect for fall leaves among other things. I used it for week two of the Nacho Average Challenges sketch challenge.

Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Leaf by Yapha

Stamps: Vintage Leaves
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, Delightful Dijon
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, Delightful Dijon, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper
Other: Leaflet Framelits, Delightful Dijon 5/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler 3/8″ Silky Taffeta Ribbon, Seaside Embossing Folder

I hope that you’ll come play along with the Nacho Average Challenges sketch challenge if you haven’t had a chance to yet! I can’t wait to see what you make with this sketch!


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How Now, Brown Cow?

There are some great colors over at Stampin’ Royalty this week. I thought about making another tree with Thoughtful Branches, but instead I went with a brown cow.

Brown Cow by Yapha

Stamps: Barnyard Babies
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Tip Top Taupe, Early Espresso
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Tip Top Taupe, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Neutrals Designer Series Paper
Other: Layering Squares Framelits

Since the cow is stamped in Very Vanilla, I didn’t want the flowers in the DSP to be white. So I brayed Pear Pizzaz ink on top of the Early Espresso sheet from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack. I love this trick!


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Fiesta with a Llama!

There was a running joke for a long time among Stampin’ Up demonstrators, about the desire for a stamp set with llamas. After eight or so years of wishing for llamas, we not only have a stamp set with a llama, but a matching framelit as well! (Spoiler alert: there’s another llama in the Holiday Catalog!)

Fiesta Llama by Yapha

Stamps: Birthday Fiesta
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake, Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
Other: Fiesta Time Framelits

I used the fun sketch from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches. The angle layer was a little tricky, ,but I just trusted my gut and cut! I also used the theme of “Cute and Cuddly” from SUO Challenges. Are llamas cute and cuddly? I certainly think so!

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Birthday Card with Thoughtful Branches

As soon as I saw the Thoughtful Branches bundle, I knew that I wanted to use it for my dad’s birthday card this year.  His birthday is next week, so I’d better get this card in the mail soon!

Thoughtful Branches Birthday Card by Yapha

Stamps: Thoughtful Branches, Birthday Fiesta
Ink: VersaMark, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Garden Green, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip
Other: Beautiful Branches Thinlets, Clear Embossing Powder

I wanted my tree to have extra depth, so I started out by using the tree top thinlet to make a hole in the So Saffron layer so the Garden Green base would show through. I cut it from the back, though, so it would be the opposite image of the one I put on top.


My next layer was the bare branches, because I knew some of them would show through.


I really like the stamped tree trunk, so I added that next.


I used Clear Embossing Powder on both the trunk and the leaves to make the tree even more vibrant.

Thoughtful Branches Birthday by Yapha


I used the colors from Can You Case It  and the diagonal from the top left for the Stamp Ink Paper tic tac toe challenge.

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Plexus Pink Drink with Lemon or Lime?

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ve probably heard me mention how much I enjoy Plexus. They have an amazing line of natural supplements that have me feeling better than ever! Their flagship product is Plexus Slim, a pink drink that helps balance blood sugar among other things. Some people find it a little too sweet. (I don’t it. I think it’s delish!) One recommended way to cut this sweetness is to add a little lemon or lime juice. So that’s what I pictured on my card today!

Plexus Pink Drink by Yapha

Stamps: Mixed Drinks
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Brights Designer Series Paper
Other: Layering Ovals Framelits, Flirty Flamingo 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon

I used the gorgeous colors from this week’s Global Design Project challenge. It was my first time using Flirty Flamingo since it debuted in June!

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By the way, if you have been thinking about trying Plexus, you can find more info on my Facebook Page, or message me privately.

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Oh My Stars, It’s Another Patriotic Thank You Note!

Happy Tuesday! This week Nacho Average Challenges has a fun new sketch challenge. Eve is not quite finished writing her thank you notes, so I made one more patriotic-themed thank you note.

Patriotic Thank You Note by Yapha

Stamps: Thoughtful Branches
Ink: Dapper Denim, Watermelon Wonder
Paper: Watermelon Wonder, Dapper Denim, Whisper White, 2015-2017 In Color Designer Series Paper, 2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper
Other: Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, Star Framelits, Triple Banner Punch

I hope that you will come join us for this sketch challenge. I’ll have another sample with it for you next Tuesday.


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Back to School Card

Did this summer go fast or what? This is my last week before heading back and Eve starts eighth grade two weeks from today. I used this week’s fantastic colors from The Paper Players to make her a back to school card. (Now I just need to remember to stick it in her backpack!)

8th grade card by Yapha

I had completed the card below when I first put this post up. But then I had the idea to add the Daffodil Delight circle when I was in the shower. I am leaving my original version, though. Which one do you like better?

Eighth Grade Card by Yapha

Stamps: Number of Years, Writing Notes, Balloon Celebration
Ink: Real Red, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Archival Basic Black
Paper: Real Red, Pacific Point, Whisper White
Other: Large Number Framelits, Confetti Star Punch

Those little stars are from the Balloon Celebration stamp set. Don’t forget about the great Paper Pumpkin special going on right now!


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Stamp Review Crew: Jar of Love Edition

Jar of Love

It’s time again for another Stamp Review Crew blog hop! This time we are featuring the Jar of Love Stamp Set. You may have just arrived from Debra Burgin’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Tanya Boser’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 wanted to get this stamp set as soon as I saw it for a couple of reasons. First, well, they are MASON jars. Second, I knew that it would be perfect to make a jar of honey for Rosh Hashanah, which is what I have for you today. I printed the sentiment in Hebrew. It says “Shana Tova U’Metuka” which translates to a good and sweet year. I made the background dots with the small circle included in the stamp set. (Truthfully, I didn’t even know it was there and it was perfect!) They are supposed to be reminiscent of apples.

Jar of Honey by Yapha

Stamps: Jar of Love
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Delightful Dijon
Paper: Delightful Dijon, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Watercolor Paper
Other: Everyday Jars Framelits, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Delightful Dijon 5/8″ Mini Striped Ribbons

For my second card with this set, I used the fireflies. I love fireflies and we don’t have them here in Southern California. To make the fireflies, I first sponged on Whisper White Craft Ink. When that dried I stamped the firefly on top in black. Then I colored the tail with the Crushed Curry Marker and finished it off with Clear Wink of Stella on top.

Jar of Fireflies by Yapha

Stamps: Jar of Love
Ink: VersaMark, Whisper White, Archival Basic Black, Crushed Curry
Paper: Crushed Curry, Night of Navy
Other: Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, Silver Embossing Powder, Every Day Jars Framelits, Crushed Curry Bakers Twine, Clear Wink of Stella

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

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