Sunflower Birthday

There is a stunning set of colors from The Color Throwdown this week! They look like summertime to me. I combined it with the sketch from Pals Paper Arts — this was a tricky one for me.

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I decided to use not just the colors, but their inspiration photo as well. I used the Tiny Triangles embossing folder to give it more of a quilted look.

Sunflower Birthday by Yapha

Stamps: Endless Birthday Wishes
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Lost Lagoon, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Other: Blossom Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, Banner Punch, Tiny Triangles Embossing Folder

This was a fun card to make! I really like these colors together.

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Good Wishes Your Way in Saffron and Pear

There is a really pretty color challenge over at Colour Me….! this week. I paired it with the new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.

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I really like the sayings in the Lovely Amazing You stamp set. They are just so sweet and useful. Because of the way the words are arranged, however, I moved my flower to the opposite side as on the sketch.

Good Wishes by Yapha

Stamps: Lovely Amazing You, Petite Petals
Ink: Bermuda Bay, So Saffron
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Subtles Designer Series Paper
Other: Deco Labels Framelits, 2″ Circle Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Pear Pizzazz 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon, Subtle Candy Dots

This Designer Series Paper in the color patterns is being discontinued, but there are new patterns coming and they are fabulous!!

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Felt Monoprint Card & Case for Craft Project Central

This Felt Monoprint Card and Case gives you a fun new way to put your reinkers to use.  Create gorgeous original monoprints for your card fronts and for the box front!  What a great project to do with kids!  This set includes a set of eight original cards, a box to hold the cards and a gift tag if you choose to gift the set to a friend.  You an even invite a class to do felt monoprinting and let the creativity run wild!!!

Felt Monoprint Card & Case SP

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

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

Weekly Deals

Prices good  May 19-25, 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.

Stampin’ Up! 2015-16 Annual Catalog Sneak Peeks!

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While you’re waiting for your new catalogs to arrive, Stampin’ Up! has posted a few sneak peeks at some of the new items.  If you click on the photo above or here, it will open take you to a PDF with 5 pages full of new goodies!  I hope that you enjoy them!

If you want to be able to order some of the new items right now, consider joining my team as a Demonstrator!  Drop me a note if you are interested, I’d be happy to give you more details.

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Thinking of Mixed Bunch Flowers

Tammy has a great color challenge for us over at Nacho Average Challenges this week, using three of the soon-to-be retiring In Colors.


I pulled out a stamp set that is retiring as well, Mixed Bunch, along with the matching Blossom Punch. The sentiment is from Sheltering Tree, which will still be available after the new catalog starts next month. I love the font they used!

Mixed Bunch by Yapha

Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Sheltering Tree
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana
Paper: Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Other: Blossom Punch

I hope that you’ll come join us over at Nacho Average Challenges! I can;t wait to see what you make with these colors!


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Everything Eleanor Greeting Card Set for Craft Project Central

Make this elegant card set showcasing four different lay-outs, using the same stamp sets and same colors. Learn how to make your own water color background. You will also learn a new technique: emboss resist. The cards come in a sliding box case that’s easy to make and reproduce. Great for a stamp camp, or as a class project.

Everything Eleanor Card Set SP

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

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Disneyland Princesses for MDS Monday

Cindy has a great sketch for us over at MDS Monday this week. I love the ferris wheel in the background of the sketch!


I went back into the archives for these pictures. How cute are these pictures of almost four-year-old Eve?

Princess Scrapbook Page by Yapha

I hope that you will come play along with us. This is the second to last challenge over at MDS Monday.

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Bright Flower Shop Thank You Card

I love it when two challenges go together perfectly. This was the case with this week’s clean & simple challenge from The Paper Players (girly thanks) and the great colors from Pals Paper Arts.



I must say that in general I do not believe in assigning genders to card designs or colors (or books or anything else for that matter), so I decided to think of a particular girl — my daughter — and created a card that she would use.

Flower Shop Thank You Card by Yapha

Stamps: Flower Shop
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Other: Pansy Punch, Brights Candy Dots, Daffodil Delight Seam Binding

I doubled up the Daffodil Delight seam binding so that you can’t see through it. It is retiring at the end of the month, and is currently on sale, so go grab some!

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Another Graduation Card

The school year is winding down quickly! I have another graduation card today, this one uses the colors and theme from The Friday Mashup and the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

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Crushed Curry and Night of Navy are such fantastic colors for graduation, and I really like the fun pop that Bermuda Bay adds to the mix.

Congrats Grad by Yapha

Stamps: Blue Ribbon
Ink: Night of Navy
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Regals Designer Series Paper
Other: Crushed Curry 1/8″ Tafetta Ribbon, 1-3/8″ Circle Punch, Circle Framelits, Starburst Framelits

What’s retiring on this card? The ribbon (on sale!), the Starburst Framelits, the designer series paper, and the stamp set (also on sale). Just two weeks left to pick up these great products!

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Hats Off for the Men Ensemble for Craft Project Central

If you’re looking for some ‘formal attire’ for a card ensemble gift set – This is it! With Father’s Day coming up, graduations, or weddings, this little set is sure to please! You’ll learn how to make the Top Hat, which you can use as just a fun décor piece, or fill it with a special treat. Plus you’ll make six simple Note Cards that will be perfect for all those masculine card needs. And those Note Cards are a perfect fit into the simple, but sophisticated Suit Box. Wrap it all up for the most stylish masculine gift!

Hats Off for the Men Ensemble SP

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

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