Cucumber Crush for the Stampin’ Addicts In Color Blog Hop


Welcome to another Stampin’ Addicts Blog Hop! This time we are featuring the new 2014-2016 In Colors which will be available starting on Monday! They are a great bunch of five colors and I am excited to play with them for the next two years. You may have just come from Twila’s blog, featuring the delicious Watermelon Wonder, or maybe from Holly’s blog featuring the scrumptious Delightful Dijon. If you are starting here, don’t worry, all of the blogs will go in a circle. I am featuring the fabulous Cucumber Crush. This is a really fun green, and I am super excited to show you how versatile it is.

My first card is a remake of a card that I had made back in 2013 for the Stampin’ Addicts New Catalog Blog Hop. I featured the Zoo Babies stamp set. I have to say that this adorable alligator looks even better in Cucumber Crush!

Later Gator by Yapha

Stamps: Zoo Babies, Alphabet Rotary Stamp
Ink: Cucumber Crush, Pacific Point
Paper: Pacific Point, Whisper White, Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack
Other: Cherry on Top Washi Tape, 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch

My next card features the gorgeous and versatile Sheltering Tree stamp set. Cucumber Crush is just perfect for summer leaves!

Summer Tree by Yapha

Stamps: Sheltering Tree
Ink: Cucumber Crush, Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Cucumber Crush, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White

My final project is actually a sneak peek at my Craft Project Central project for June. (It will be available on June 13.) I am making a stationery kit to be sent with a child to Summer Camp. This is the case for it, made out of a stamp case.

Camp Stationery Case by Yapha

Stamps: Epic Alphabet
Ink: Cucumber Crush
Paper: Crushed Curry, Whisper White, In Color 2015-2017 Envelope Paper
Other: Cherry on Top Washi Tape

I hope you enjoyed this look at Cucumber Crush! Your next stop is over at Holly’s Blog, where she will be showing you Delightful Dijon.




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Bird House Gift Box & Card – May Bonus Project for Craft Project Central

This sweet little bird house is a lovely way to add some whimsy to your décor. With a roof that lifts up it also doubles as a fun little gift box! The fun combination of patterns and pretty flowers are sure to please. Gift this box as a gift with the coordinating card. This would make a great class project too!

Bird House Gift Box & Card SP

This fabulous project comes to you designed by Amanda Corbet. This is a bonus project!  Bonus projects can be obtained by subscribing to two or more months in a row, putting the Craft Project Central badge on your blog, or by referring a friend and when they subscribe, letting us know. And if you have a minute, please leave Amanda a comment on her project over there.

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Floral Thank You

It is the end of the school year and that means thank you card season. Whether you are thanking teachers or a teacher sending thank you notes, you can never have too many! I know this bright springy card will come in handy!

Floral Thank You by Yapha

Stamps: Another Thank You, Flower Shop, Petite Petals
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Crisp Cantaloupe, So Saffron
Paper: So Saffron, Crisp Cataloupe, Whisper White, Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper
Other: Pansy Punch, Petite Petals Punch

I used the layout from Freshly Made Sketches and the colors from The Color Throwdown to put this one together.

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I hope you’ll come back tomorrow — Stampin’ Addicts is having a blog hop featuring the new In Colors! I’ll be starting it off right here with Cucumber Crush.

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Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals, My Paper Pumpkin Special, & Retiring List!

Weekly Deals

Prices good  May 26 – June 1, 2015. Click on the picture below to take advantage of these great deals!



50% Off Your First Two Months of Paper Pumpkin!

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If you haven’t tried My Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up-get 50% off your first two months.

Use the code SAVE50 to join Paper Pumpkin before June 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months!  After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

The Fine Print:

  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription.  After the first two months, the price for each month’s kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • Visit to join.
  • Enter the Promo Code, SAVE50 when you sign up.
  • New subscribers must join by Wednesday, June 10, 2015; 11:50 PM (MT).

Retiring Items While Supplies Last!



Stampin’ Up! is saying goodbye to retiring products from the 2014-2015 annual catalog, but before they do, they’re giving everyone an opportunity to order their favorites with discounts up to 50% off retail.  Retiring products will only be available until June 2, or while supplies last, so order soon to get them before they’re gone!
*Note: Due to high demand for retiring stamps, Stampin’ Up! will keep producing retiring stamps until May 26 (however, accessories are only while supplies last).

Retiring List

These lists will be updated daily by Stampin’ Up! by 4:00 PM MT to show the availability of all retiring products.  Download the PDF for a quick reference, or use the Excel file to sort the list by product name, price, page number, discount, availability, or product type.  Check back regularly to make sure you have the most up-to-date information:

Click here to go right to my online store to start shopping the retiring list.  Don’t forget that while the stamp sets will be available at least through May 26, everything else on the list is available only while supplies last so shop early for the best selection!

My Digital Studio Retiring Products

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Stampin’ Up! is also retiring My Digital Studio and all products discounted 30% off retail.  Here are the PDF and sortable lists for the retiring My Digital Studio products:

Click here to go right to my online store to start shopping the My Digital Studio retiring sale.

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Tween Organization Station for Craft Project Central

This one stop station is perfect for the tween in your life! It is a multipurpose organization board that can hold jewelry, hair accessories, notes, photos, and much more. This project also includes a motivational note, two charming hair clips, and an interchangeable headband bow. It is a cute and convenient addition to your tween’s room. It is bound to put a smile on their face!

Tween Organization Station SP

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

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Amazing Birthday Bash Card

Happy Tuesday! Tammy has another fun sketch for us over at Nacho Average Challenges this week.


I combined the super cute Birthday Bash Designer Series Paper with the Amazing Birthday stamp set for a quick and easy birthday card.

Amazing Birthday by Yapha

Stamps: Amazing Birthday
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Mossy Meadow
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Tangelo Twist, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White
Other: 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, Banner Framelits

I hope that you will come play along with us at Nacho Average Challenges this week. I can’t wait to see what you make with this sketch.

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Road Trip Scrapbook Page for MDS Monday

Today is the last challenge for MDS Monday and I am so very sad that I put off writing this post until the last possible minute. Stampin’ Up is discontinuing My Digital Studio, and while it will still work on your computer for the time being, they will not be upgrading or supporting it after June 2nd. (The good news is that all of the downloads will be 30% off until then.) You will have until June 9th to order any prints and back up your downloads. There is some good information on the MDS Monday site about how to do this , as well as about print alternatives.

For today’s challenge, Tami has asked us to pick our favorite kit. There are a ton of great digital kits available! I was going to use Paw Parade because it is perfect for the gazillion pictures that I have of my dogs, but I ended up going with Fifty Nifty. I love that there are both stamps and punches in the shape of each state! These are great for roadtrip and vacation pictures. For today’s page, I used one of the templates that came with the kit and just popped in two pictures. It even featured the states where we took the pictures!

Road Trip Scrapbook page by Yapha


Thank you for joining us at MDS Monday. It’s been a fun run of a great challenge. I hope to see what your favorite kit is this week! I just might need to get it before MDS is gone for good.

Categories: My Digital Studio, Scrapbooking | 3 Comments

Thank You for Coffee!

I am grateful to work for a school community where I am appreciated. Often times, this appreciation is shown through end of the year Starbucks gift cards, so I like to have some coffee themed thank you notes to send.

Coffee Thank You by Yapha

Stamps: Perfect Blend, Sassy Salutations
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Garden Green
Paper: Blushing Bride, Garden Green, Whisper White, Flower Pot Designer Series Paper
Other: Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack

I used the soon to be retired Flower Pot designer series paper and today’s great sketch from The Paper Players.


If you love coffee like I love coffee, then this Perfect Blend stamp set is a must have. It will be discontinued after June 2nd, so grab it while you can! (And you might as well grab another cup of coffee while you’re at it…)

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Donut Gift Ensemble for Craft Project Central

When’s the last time you had a donut?  Well, it’s time you had one, or a few!  These donuts are just as yummy as the real thing and come without the guilt.  Make these delicious projects for anyone who has a sweet tooth.  The donut tutorial includes directions to make a shaker card, a donut gift box with a window, a donut mini notepad on a ring and a jumbo donut clip.  These are the yummiest donuts you can make without ever taking a bite.

Donut Gift Ensemble SP

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

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You are the Sprinkles on the Cupcake of Life

I love this new Sprinkles of Life set from the upcoming Stampin’ Up catalog which starts June 2nd. Not only is it cute and versatile, but it is the charity set, with $3 from every purchase going to the Ronald McDonald House. There’s even a matching punch!

Sprinkles of Life by Yapha

Stamps: Sprinkles of Life
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series Paper
Other: Tree Builder Punch, Brights Buttons, Whisper White Baker’s Twine

I used the versatile sketch over at Fab Friday to make this super cute card. It is totally my kind of sketch — clean, with a pop of fun!


Don’t you love how the Birthday Bash paper goes with this set? The bad news is that this paper will be discontinued as of June 2nd. The good news is that it is on sale right now as part of the Weekly Deals!

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