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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Graduation Card in Teal

There is a gorgeous color challenge over at Sunday Stamps this week. They don’t list the exact color names, so I followed Annette’s lead and used Pool Party, Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay and Basic Black. I combined them with the Graduation Theme from TGIF Challenges.


It’s hard to believe that graduation season is already upon us, but judging from my Facebook feed, we are definitely there.

Congrats Grad by Yapha

Stamps: Blue Ribbon
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Memento Tuxedo Black, Basic Gray
Paper: Pool Party, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Other: Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch

This versatile Blue Ribbon stamp set is not only retiring, but is currently discounted as well. It’s a great deal at any price, so be sure to get it before the end of the month.

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So Saffron and Silver for Fusion Card Challenge

There is a fabulous challenge over at Fusion Card Challenge this week. I love the sketch and the inspiration photo, so I had to play along.


I tried to replicate the look of the dress with the sketch. I love that it is square! My finished card is 5″ x 5″, so I will have to make my own envelope for it.

Can't Thank You Enough by Yapha

Stamps: Lovely Amazing You
Ink: Smoky Slate, So Saffron
Paper: Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Subtles Designer Series Paper
Other: 2″ Circle Punch, Silver Satin Ribbon

I have good news and I have bad news. The bad news is that all of these color family packs of Designer Series Paper are being discontinued. The good news is that Stampin’ Up will be releasing new ones with different patterns in the new catalog! So get these now, and get ready for the new ones in June. I know they are going on my first order!

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

Weekly Deals

Prices good  May 12-18, 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 PaperPumpkin.com 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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Wedding Table Décor & Card for Craft Project Central

Butterflies, roses, diamonds and gold glitz make this table decoration and card extra special for a summer wedding.  The Something Borrowed suite from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog makes this project a snap to pull together.  Change the sentiment on the card, and the ensemble is perfect for a bridal shower, tea party, or wedding anniversary.  It’s also a fun Stamp Camp project!

Wedding Table Decor & Card SP

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

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Brick Wall Thank You Card

Tammy has a very, very clean and simple sketch for us today over at Nacho Average Challenges.


I decided that this sketch was a good time to make my own version of a card I fell in love with by Brian King. I changed the sentiment and the orientation of the card, but the brilliant idea is all his.

Brick Wall Card by Yapha

Stamps: Yippee-Skippee
Ink: VersaMark
Paper: Cajun Craze, Whisper White, Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack
Other: White Embossing Powder

The adorable Yippee-Skippee stamp set is retiring at the end of the month. And that great Adventure Bound paper, too! Be sure to pick them up before then!

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Another Birthday Scrapbook Page for MDS Monday

Beth has a really fun sketch for us over at MDS Monday this week. I like the strip of pictures down the side.


I had to go way back in time to find three pictures I hadn’t used. These are from Eve’s 6th birthday, when we were living in Massachusetts for the year. It looks like she had chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast, and then we met my mom for lunch at Uno’s.

6th Birthday Scrapbook Page by Yapha

I hope you come play along with us this week. And don’t forget that My Digital Studio is being discontinued at the end of the month. All of the downloads are 30% off until then, so stock up!

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