Celebrate the Big Day & Last Day of Sale-a-Bration

Here it is, the last day of Sale-a-Bration. Just a few hours left to get your order in and earn your freebies. In the meantime, Tammy has a great new sketch for us over at Nacho Average Challenges.


I used the Sale-a-Bration set Big Day for this card. I love the sayings in this set!

Big Day Card by Yapha

Stamps: Big Day
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, So Saffron, Coastal Cabana, Tangerine Tango
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, Brights Designer Series Paper
Other: Retro Fresh Washi Tape

Although the Retro Fresh designer series paper retired awhile ago, the matching Washi tape is still available. I love these colors together!

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Butterfly Terrarium Gift Set – March Bonus Project for Craft Project Central

Bring the spring time right inside with this beautiful spring butterfly in the delicate, yet sturdy terrarium to keep it safe and protected. Hang this sweet little terrarium up and enjoy the butterfly’s company. Give this beautiful piece of spring as a gift with the matching card and gift box! Worried about cutting out all those windows? If you have an e-cutter have no fear, an SVG file is included with the tutorial package so you can quickly be on your way to putting together this butterfly’s home!

Butterfly Terrarium Gift Set 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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Sixth Grade Scrapbook Page

Cindy has a great sketch for us over at MDS Monday this week. It features one big picture and some text around the edges.


I really like this sketch. It seemed like the perfect one to feature Eve’s sixth grade picture. The digital kit that I used is called Keep in Touch. It was a hostess kit a few years ago.

Sixth Grade scrapbook page by Yapha

I hope that you will come and play with us at MDS Monday. Don’t forget, Sale-a-Bration ends tomorrow, March 31st! Be sure to get your last minute MDS printing orders in so that you can earn Sale-a-Bration freebies.

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Cheerful Critters Easter Card

There is a challenge over at As You See It to try a new technique this week, so I decided to try one that I have been meaning to try for a while. It is called the Out of the Box Technique, and it is where you have part of your stamped image sticking out of a die cut shape. I used the tutorial at SplitCoast Stampers. This works particularly well with Framelits. I decided to have the little signs from Cheerful Critters extended over an oval.

Cheerful Critters Easter by Yapha

Stamps: Cheerful Critters, Crazy About You
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper
Other: Oval Framelits, Best Year Ever Ribbon

I used the Best Year Ever paper and matching ribbon on this card. These are Sale-a-Bration only items, which means that they won’t be available after Tuesday. Be sure to stock up if you love them!

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Timber Card with Wood You Be Mine

I had a momentary crisis yesterday when my blog went down for about 16 hours. I tried to fix something, and it went horribly wrong. Fortunately the good people over at Yahoo Small Business were able to bring it back. Because of that, I am able to share with you the card that I made for this week’s Friday Mashup, using the sketch below.


I use the same stamp set as Heidi, but I chose a different stamp. I paired it with some of the great paper from the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack for a rugged outdoorsy look.

Timber card by Yapha

Stamps: Wood You Be Mine?
Ink: Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow
Paper: Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla, Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack
Other: In Color Accessories

The twine and the buttons are part of the In Color Accessories pack which is available for just a few more days during Sale-a-Bration. Don’t miss out on these!

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Bokeh Gift Ensemble for Craft Project Central

Let’s get out of those winter blues and make a couple bright and cheerful projects that you can keep or send to someone that needs a little brightness to cheer them up.  All you need is a Big Shot, a few circle punches, the Basic Butterfly Stamp Set, Butterflies Framelits, and some bright cardstock!  Gift ensemble includes a shaker card, matching pen and keepsake box!

Bokeh Gift Ensemble SP

This gorgeous project comes to you designed by April Vicary. To get the instructions for Julie’s project, just subscribe to March over at Craft Project Central.  And if you have a minute, please leave Julie a comment on her project.

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Negative Space Thanks with Little Letter Thinlets

There is a fun sketch over at Pals Paper Arts this week. It is quite different from their other sections, at least to me. I like it, though.


When I saw those shapes at the bottom, my first thought was letters. I decided to take it one step further, and use the negative space of the letters. I layered ribbon behind them to show through.

Negative Space Thanks by Yapha

Stamps: none
Ink: none
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper
Other: Little Letter Thinlets, Best Year Ever Ribbon

This card uses the Sale-a-Bration Designer Series Paper and matching ribbon. Just a few days left to stock up on these before Sale-a-Bration ends on March 31st!

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Cheerful Critters say “Way to Go!”

I have another double challenge card for you today. I combined the fun sketch from Freshly Made Sketches with the great colors from the Color Throwdown.

FMS Final 179-001   swatch+335

I wanted to make another encouraging card for a friend of mine who has joined me on this weight loss journey. I am amazed at how succesful this program is. The friend who inspired me just hit the -100 lb mark, and I am closing in on -40 lbs myself. It’s such an amazing feeling! Anyway, these colors worked great for the cute little chick in the Cheerful Critters Stamp Set. You could easily turn this into an Easter card by changing the sentiment.

Cheerful Chick card by Yapha

Stamps: Cheerful Critters
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, So Saffron, Pistachio Pudding, Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Pistachio Pudding, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Subtles Designer Series Paper
Other: Project Life Corner Rounder, Pistachio Pudding Thick Baker’s Twine

Did you see? Stampin’ Up just reloaded the Clearance Rack. Check out the deals before they are gone!

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End of Sale-a-Bration Special, Stampin’ Up’s Weekly Deals, and more!

Yapha’s Sale-a-Bration Special

There is less than a week left of Sale-a-Bration and I have a special offer for you! I will pay your shipping on Sale-a-Bration orders of $50 or more. Certain restrictions apply, and you must order through me directly. Please contact me for more details before placing your order.

Weekly Deals

Prices good March 24-30, 2015. Click on the picture below to take advantage of these great deals!


New Sale-a-Bration Items Added!


Just announced!!  Stampin’ Up! has added 10 new items to the options for Sale-A-Bration, in addition to the four below! There is still a week and a half of Sale-a-Bration left. Be sure to get your orders in before April 1st!


Starting March 1st, Stampin’ Up! will add four new choices to the list of FREE gifts from which to choose during Sale-A-Bration (an exclusive free gift for every $50 you spend, before shipping and tax).  Take a peek at what’s new!  Sale-A-Bration ends March 31.

Discontinued Products

As you may have heard, the Blendabilities have been discontinued. I also wanted to let you know that Stampin’ Up has decided to discontinue  My Digital Studio after May 31st. This means that none of the downloads or the program itself will be available. You can, of course, keep using what you have installed on your computer. I would strongly recommend buying any more downloads that you like and backing up everything. When I figure out my plan, I will let you know. You can also keep an eye on the MDS Monday blog. We’ll have all kinds of tips and suggestions.

 My Paper Pumpkin Special

Paper Pumpkin SAB


For the first time ever, Stampin’ Up! has lowered the price of the 3 month prepaid subscription. During Sale-A-Bration (January 6-March 31) you  can save money and instantly qualify for a FREE product!
Why did they choose to discount the 3 month subscription? Because all good things come in threes! Here are three things we know you’ll love.
  1. Save $5.00 on your subscription.
  2. The price point instantly qualifies for a FREE Sale-A-Bration product.
  3. Skip to the fun for three months with all the stamps, ink, and paper ready to go for amazing papercrafting projects.


  • Shop: Earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 you spend (before shipping and taxes) between January 6 and March 31.
  • Host: Host/Hostess Benefits are great during Sale-A-Bration.  If you place an order or host a workshop during Sale-a-bration where the total reaches $250, you will get an additional $25 in Host Dollars/Hostess Cash to spend!
  • Join: It’s a great time to join Stampin’ Up! as a new demonstrator!  New demonstrators can choose one of the following limited-time Sale-A-Bration offers when joining between January 6 and March 31:
    • Option #1: Receive a FREE Simply Created Project Kit from the occasions catalog with your Starter Kit
    • Option #2: Receive 2 FREE Sale-A-Bration items of your choice with your Starter Kit.

Let me know if you have any questions about Sale-A-Bration or joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator.

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Rustic Office Décor Ensemble for Craft Project Central

This Rustic Office Ensemble is the perfect gift for a college graduate, someone starting a new job or a new phase of life! This gift offers functionality, décor and words of advice that can encourage and uplift the man in your life every day! The framed sentiment can either stand on the desk or hang on the wall to remind the recipient of important elements of success. The magnetic board holds a handy, custom notebook and can also be a place for photos or reminders. The pencil holder and business card holder are coordinated perfectly and keep necessary items within reach and clutter off the desk. The matching card tops of this ensemble and gives you a place to congratulate your man on his accomplishments!

Rustic Office Decor Ensemble SP

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

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