Bar Mitzvah Card in Copper and Navy

Two of my former students (and friends of my daughter) are having their B’nai Mitzvah this weekend. They are boy/girl twins, so I made a card for each. I used this week’s sketch from Freshly Made Sketches to make the Bar Mitzvah card. (Tomorrow I will post the Bat Mitzvah card.)

Bar Mitzvah Card by Yapha

Stamps: Mazel Tov (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: VersaMark
Paper: Very Vanilla, Night of Navy, Copper Foil, Vellum
Other: Stitched Circle Framelits, Layering Circle Framelits, 2″ Circle Punch, Festive Embossing Folder, Copper Embossing Powder

I used this sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:

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Give yourself the gift of health this holiday season. Plexus is a health and wellness company with an amazing line of natural supplements that have me feeling better than ever! If you are interested in learning more about Plexus, visit my Facebook Page, or message me privately. I’d be happy to send you a sample.

 

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Stampin’ Up Year End Close Outs!

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There’s another sale at Stampin’ Up! and this one goes from December 1 – January 3. There are all sorts of goodies on this list and some of them are available only while supplies last as they are being retired from the Holiday 2016 Catalog. Since some of these items may be here today and gone tomorrow, I strongly recommend staying updated by going to my Online Store. I will create links below to take you to the specific categories that you are interested in. Have fun checking out the DEALS and there are some good ones!!

Click on Last Chance List from the Holiday Catalog if you would like to make a print out of everything retiring. Remember, ALL of the Bundles will be on this list because Bundles are only sold together at a discount the FIRST time that they appear in a Stampin’ Up! Catalog.

Stampin' Up! Year End Closeout Sale, Stamping to Share, Stamp Sets, Bundles, Paper, Ribbons and Accessories

Click on Retiring Stamp Sets to see what stamp sets are being discontinued. A couple of these stamp sets can be purchased as a bundle with the coordinating framelits or thinlits, so you might want to check out the bundle list below to see if the stamp set that you want to order can be ordered that way first.

Stampin' Up! Year End Closeout Sale, Stamping to Share, Stamp Sets, Bundles, Paper, Ribbons and Accessories
Click on Retiring Bundles to see what bundles will be discontinued. That doesn’t mean that stamp set or the thinlits or framelits are going away for ever. Some of them will still be orderable through the end of May, but they will not be available at the bundle price after January 3rd.

Stampin' Up! Year End Closeout Sale, Stamping to Share, Stamp Sets, Bundles, Paper, Ribbons and Accessories

Click on Papers Retiring or On Sale to see what might be available in the way of paper packs. Some are current and overstocked, some are blasts from the past and some are on the retirement list.

Stampin' Up! Year End Closeout Sale, Stamping to Share, Stamp Sets, Bundles, Paper, Ribbons and Accessories
Click on Everything Else to see all the rest of the items that on sale and/or retiring! There are FIVE pages to scroll through so be sure to keep hitting the next arrow at the bottom of this page, or set the item view on the upper right side of the page to “all” so that you don’t miss a thing!
Contact me if you have any questions or need help ordering!
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Hanukkah Blog Hop!

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I am super excited to be participating in a Hanukkah blog hop with other Jewish Stampin’ Up demonstrators! A huge thank you to Miriam Permut for organizing this! You may have just come from Debby Hoffman’s blog, or Pascale Godot’s blog, if you are going backwards.

My first card uses the sketch from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches and the colors from Stamps Ink Paper. I used both the gorgeous Copper Foil and the Copper Embossing Powder.

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Stamps: Every Occasion, Thoughtful Banners
Ink: VersaMark
Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White, Copper Foil
Other: Banners Duet Punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, 2″ Circle Punch, Festive Embossing Folder, Copper Embossing Powder

My second card I actually made over the summer for the Splitcoast Stampers Dare to Get Dirty challenges. It uses the Faux Metal technique. (Can you tell I’m really loving copper for Hanukkah cards this year?)

Hanukkah Faux Metal by Yapha

Stamps: Every Occasion, Jewish Celebrations
Ink: VersaMark
Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
Other: Copper Embossing Powder, Night of Navy Baker’s Twine, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Crop-a-dile

Thank you for hopping with us today! Your next stop is Pascale Godot’s blog.

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Blushing Bride Glimmer Stars

I am super excited about a friend who just joined my Plexus team! She has been working really hard on getting healthy, and I know she is going to be a rock star with Plexus as well. I used this week’s great sketch from Nacho Average Challenges for her.

Plexus Stars by Yapha

Stamps: Sunburst Sayings
Ink: VersaMark
Paper: Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Basic Black, Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper
Other: Medium Star Punch, Silver Embossing Powder

The “Shine” is actually embossed in silver. The flash makes it look white. Here’s the sketch I used. I hope that you will come and play along with us!

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Plexus is a health and wellness company with 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.  They also have the best Probiotic I have ever seen. If you have been thinking about trying Plexus, you can find more info on my Facebook Page, or message me privately. I’d be happy to send you a sample.

Be sure to check out the Online Extravaganza! There are some great products on sale, including the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper!

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Stampin’ Up Online Extravaganza Starts Monday!

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For one week only, November 21-28, you can save up to 40% on select products.  To sweeten the deals, Stampin’ Up! will be having 24-hour sales on the first and last day of the promotion, featuring special products available for that day only.  You can even get a sneak peek AND save on products that will be on the future holiday catalog retiring list. You won’t want to miss out on this great opportunity to stock up and save!

See the Deals Now!

Online Extravaganza Deals:  Click here to download the PDF with all of the deals!

Paper Pumpkin kits and products on the future holiday catalog retiring list, except stamp sets, are only available while supplies last.
All products that are while supplies last have been noted in the Online Extravaganza deals list.

Details:

• Promotion period: November 21-28, 2016
You must use the bundle item codes provided.  Discounts will not be applied if individual item numbers are entered separately.
Some bundles have been created exclusively for Online Extravaganza and will not be available after the promotion ends.
There is no minimum purchase required in order to receive the discounted price.
Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.
• Discounts range from 10-40 percent. Note: While some retiring holiday products may be discounted during the retiring list promotion in December, no discounts will be greater than the discounts being offered during Online Extravaganza.
Online Extravaganza includes two 24-hour sales.
• The first 24-hour sale begins at 12:01 AM (MT) on November 21 and runs
through 11:50 PM (MT) that same day.
• The second 24-hour sale begins at 12:01 AM (MT) on November 28 and
runs through 11:50 PM (MT) that same day.

Promotion Deadlines :  November 28, 2016, 11:50 PM (MT)

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Thanks for Stitched Shapes Framelits

You know it’s getting close to Thanksgiving when the “Thankful” challenges start popping up! This week, both Nacho Average Challenges and The Paper Players have one. I love these challenges — you can never be too grateful! Today I am grateful for the fabulous new Stitched Shapes Framelits!
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Stamps: Sunburst Sayings
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Mint Macaron
Paper: Delightful Dijon, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla, Petals & Paisleys Designer Series Paper
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, 3/8″ Ribbon Trio Pack (Mint Macaron)

I know it is only the beginning of November, but it is the start of what is now commonly thought of as the “holiday eating season.” We are about to be inundated with some of the yummiest foods of the year, comfort foods that bring back happy memories, and maybe foods we eat to forget some bad memories. Either way, most of us will overindulge this holiday season.

What if I could offer you a secret weapon? Something that might help you not only eat less, but reduce the bad effects of what you do eat? In January, when you once again resolve to get healthy, you are going to wish you had a two month head start. Why not get started today? Message me. Let me show you how together with Plexus I can help you achieve your health goals.

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Happy New Year 2017!

I finally got some of the gorgeous Petals & Paisleys designer series paper with the stunning copper highlights. I absolutely adore this piece with the copper and Night of Navy. I decided to use it to make a simple but stunning New Year’s card.

Copper 2017 by Yapha

Stamps: none
Ink: none
Paper: Night of Navy, Copper Foil, Petals & Paisleys Designer Series Paper
Other: Large Number Framelits

I used the fantastic sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

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I know it is only the beginning of November, but it is the start of what is now commonly thought of as the “holiday eating season.” We are about to be inundated with some of the yummiest foods of the year, comfort foods that bring back happy memories, and maybe foods we eat to forget some bad memories. Either way, most of us will overindulge this holiday season.

What if I could offer you a secret weapon? Something that might help you not only eat less, but reduce the bad effects of what you do eat? In January, when you once again resolve to get healthy, you are going to wish you had a two month head start. Why not get started today? Message me. Let me show you how together with Plexus I can help you achieve your health goals.

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New Stitched from the Heart Framelits!

Happy November! I love starting a new month with a sale and this month we have a great one!
From November 1-30 you will have the opportunity to purchase a new set of Framelits that will debut in the upcoming Annual Catalog AND several stamp sets that have images that fit inside the Framelits at a 25% discount.
They have the cutest little stitching edges on them.  You get 4 ovals, 4 squares and 4 circles for $30.
Below are the select stamp sets that coordinate with these at a 25% discount. Who doesn’t love a sale!

Contact me today if you have any questions about these great new Framelits, or visit my store for a closer look at this great special!
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Pool Party Fall Leaves

Such a gorgeous color combo from Nacho Average Challenges this week! I added some copper embossing powder, which looks a little off in the picture for some reason, but looks amazing in real life (if I do say so myself…).

Pool Party Fall Leaves by Yapha

Stamps: Vintage Leaves, Rose Wonder
Ink: VersaMark, Pool Party, Crumb Cake
Paper: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Very Vanilla
Other: Burlap Ribbon, Copper Embossing Powder

Here are the colors. You have two weeks to come and play with us at Nacho Average Challenges. I can’t wait to see what you make!

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You may have noticed that I am posting less on my stamping blog. I have been on a new health and wellness journey with Plexus and it is truly life changing! Drop me a line, I’d love to tell you more about it! I wish that everyone could feel as good as I do!

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Another Awesome Plexus Card

It’s week two of this fabulous sketch challenge over at Nacho Average Challenges. Have you had a chance to play along yet? I think this sketch is just so fun and versatile! Today I am using it to welcome a new team member to my Plexus team. I feel so fortunate to help so many people find their way to good health!

Amazing Plexus Card by Yapha

Stamps: Mixed Drinks
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Blushing Bride
Paper: Blushing Bride, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Subtles Designer Series Paper Pack, Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper
Other: Layering Squares Framelits

Here’s the awesome sketch. You still have a week left to play along.

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Plexus is a health and wellness company with 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.  They also have the best Probiotic I have ever seen. If you have been thinking about trying Plexus, you can find more info on my Facebook Page, or message me privately. I’d be happy to send you a sample.

 

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