One Cute Chick

I think I’m up this year to take the sexual harassment training course at work. In the meantime, though, I thought I’d share this card with you. Love the pun, not sure who I would send it to.


Stamps: Barnyard Babies
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Pool Party, Whisper White, Subtles Designer Series Paper
Ink: Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Washi Label Punch, 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch

I used this week’s Nacho Average Challenges sketch. I hope that you will come play along with us!


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Long Fall Basket Décor & Card for Craft Project Central

It’s time to decorate for Fall! This project includes a cute long basket full of pumpkins, and decorated with sunflowers and leaves. It would look great on any end table or bookshelf. Make one as a gift, and make another one for yourself. There’s also a coordinating card that would finish off the gift perfectly. The long basket is made with the Berry Basket Bigz L Die, and the pumpkins are made with the Gift Bow Bigz L Die. The Vintage Leaves Stamp Set and Farmer’s Market Designer Series Paper are also featured.

Long Fall Basket Decor & Card SP

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

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Glittery First Day of School Card

Happy first day of school! It is the start of my 20th year at Brentwood and Eve’s first day of seventh grade. Of course I had to stick a fun back to school card in her lunch box! It’s hard to capture in the photo, but that numbers piece is matted on Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. I also used the new Glitter Ribbon. It will be available starting tomorrow in the Holiday Catalog.

Glitter 1st Day of School by Yapha

Stamps: Words of Truth
Ink: Basic Gray, Garden Green
Paper: Basic Grey, Whisper White, Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Other: White Glitter Ribbon, Bitty Banner Framelits

I used this week’s sketch and  back to school theme challenge from The Friday Mashup for this card. Since it is so focused on the papers, it came together really easily.


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Butterfly Box Card Set – August Bonus Project for Craft Project Central

Butterflies are all the rage right now, and this cards set has a lot of them! The card box has a beautiful shiny butterfly on it, along with a handle for easy carrying. The box easily carries six cards with envelopes. There are three different card designs in the card set. Make two of each, and the box is full! The box and each card design have different butterflies, too. The set features the Watercolor Wings stamp set and Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper. It also features the Butterfly Thinlits and Bold Butterfly Framelits sets. This would make a great card class.

Butterfly Box Card Set SP

This beautiful project comes to you designed by Christy Fulk. 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 Christy a comment on her project over there.

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Have a Dino-rrific Birthday!

It’s tic-tac-toe week over at The Paper Players. I love tic-tac-toe week! They are some of my favorite challenges! Here’s the card I made for this one.

Dino-rrific Birthday by Yapha

Stamps: No Bones About It
Ink: Tip Top Taupe, Bermuda Bay, Cucumber Crush, Pool Party
Paper: Pool Party, Tip Top Taupe, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack
Other: Pool Party 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder

I used the left column and the middle row of the tic-tac-toe grid from The Paper Players as well as the sketch from Can You Case It for this card.


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Bat Mitzvah Card in Pink & Blue

One of Eve’s good friends is having her Bat Mitzvah next weekend, so I pulled out two retired stamp sets to create the card. The Jewish stars are from two different stamp sets, but I think they work really well together.

Bat Mitzvah Card by Yapha

Stamps: Mazel Tov, Jewish Celebrations
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Marina Mist
Paper: Marina Mist, Whisper White
Other: Pink Pirouette Seam Binding, Marina Mist 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon

I used the colors from The Color Throwdown and the sketch from the As You See It challenge for this card. It came together really quickly!

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Lighthearted Leaves for the Stampin’ Addicts Fall Holiday Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to the Stampin’ Addicts Fall Holiday Blog Hop! We are excited to be featuring Fall themed items from Stampin’ Up’s Holiday catalog. You may have arrived here from Twila’s Blog where she featured the festive A Little Something stamp set  or perhaps Tanya’s Blog (if you are going backwards), or you may be starting here. In any case, all of the blogs link together in a circle so you won’t miss a stop!

I am excited to be featuring the Lighthearted Leaves stamp set. These coordinate with the Leaflets Framelits and are fun to either color in or leave plain. My first card uses the negative space of the framelit to show off some new fall designer series paper as well.

Negative Space Leaf by Yapha

Stamps: Lighthearted Leaves
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Tangelo Twist
Paper: Tangelo Twist, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Corrugated Cardstock, Into the Woods Designer Series Paper
Other: Leaflets Framelits, Triple Banner Punch

For my second card, I embossed the leaves on vellum with gold embossing powder, the colored it in with markers on the back.

Gold Vellum Leaf by Yapha

Stamps: Lighthearted Leaves
Ink: VersaMark, Rich Razzleberry, Tangelo Twist, Old Olive
Paper: Tangelo Twist, Into the Woods Designer Series Paper, Vellum
Other: Oval Framelits, Gold Embossing Powder, Into the Woods 3/8″ Cotton Ribbon

For my final card on focused more on coloring in all of the little designs. I embossed the leafs on thick Whisper White Cardstock with black embossing powder to have really crisp lines, and then cut them out with the framelits. (I apologize for the glare off the embossed parts.)

Thanks & Giving by Yapha

Stamps: Lighthearted Leaves
Ink: VersaMark, Mint Macaron, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Night of Navy, Soft Suede
Paper: Mint Macaron, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White, English Garden Designer Series Paper
Other: Leaflets Framelits, Burlap Ribbon

Thanks for joining us on our Fall Holiday catalog blog hop. We will be having another blog hop featuring the winter holiday sets starting on Friday, September 25th. Your next stop is over at Tanya’s Blog, where she will be showing us the Acorny Thank You stamp set. I can’t wait to see what she makes with it!


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Road Trip Memory Bundle for Craft Project Central

This bundle is perfect for your next road trip adventure. It includes a keepsake box to hold mini treasures you collect along the way, a journal to jot down notes for documenting your journey, and a mini album for photos of sweet memories. Take this perfectly coordinating bundle on your next road trip.

Road Trip Memory Bundle SP

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

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Fall Leaves Sympathy Card

I have been to quite a few funerals in the past year, but yesterday’s was particularly heart-wrenching. One of the parents at my school died unexpectedly, leaving behind two boys just about to start second and sixth grade. I needed a sympathy card, and did not have any made up.  I was able to put this one together fairly quickly.

Fall Leaves Sympathy Card by Yapha

Stamps: Vintage Leaves, Thoughts & Prayers
Ink: Tip Top Taupe, Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Delightful Dijon
Paper: Tip Top Taupe, Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss, Very Vanilla

I used the colors from the current Fab Friday Challenge and the Triple Time Stamping technique.

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Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals & Paper Pumpkin Special

Weekly Deals

Here are this week’s Weekly Deals, don’t forget that they are only available while supplies last (or through August 31, 2015)


50% Off Your First Two Months of Paper Pumpkin!


If you haven’t tried My Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up-get 50% off your first two months.  Have you seen how amazing these kits are now? Check out this Pinterest board for a closer look.

Use the code HALFOFF to join Paper Pumpkin before September 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, HALFOFF when you sign up.
  • New subscribers must join by Thursday, September 10, 2015; 11:50 PM (MT).
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