Good Wishes Your Way

Tammy has a lovely, soft color combo for us this week over at Nacho Average Challenges. I combined it with the clean and simple sketch from Fab Friday.

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I used the great new photopolymer set, Lovely Amazing You, on this card. I love the sayings and the font they used for it.

Good Wishes by Yapha

Stamps: Lovely Amazing You
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Subtles Designer Series Paper

I hope that you will come join us over at Nacho Average Challenges this week!

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Buddies Scrapbook Page

It is a somewhat somber day for all of us over at MDS Monday. This is our first challenge since Stampin’ Up announced that they will be discontinuing My Digital Studio after May 31st. We will continue the challenges until then, and we will also be providing you with a variety of information on how best to prepare yourself for this. I hope that you will continue to play along! Here is this week’s sketch:


This layout was perfect for showcasing some pictures of my daughter and her kindergarten buddy. Each grade has buddies, but the Sixth Grade & Kindergarten buddies are particularly special.

Buddies Scrapbook Page by Yapha

Don’t forget — if you order your My Digital Studio printing through Stampin’ Up now, you earn Sale-a-Bration freebies! You can do that until the end of March.

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Passover Seder Plate Card in Marina Mist & So Saffron

There is a gorgeous spring color challenge over at Colour Me this week and I just had to play along. I combined it with this week’s sketch from Pals Paper Arts.

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Passover is fast approaching (it starts Friday night April 3rd) and I realized that I haven’t made any Passover cards yet this year! Luckily, these two challenges were perfect for one.

Passover Seder Plate Card by Yapha

Stamps: Mazel Tov (retired)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Marina Mist
Paper: Marina Mist, So Saffron, Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paper
Other: 1/2″ Circle Punch, 2″ Circle Punch, Spring Flowers Embossing Folder

Cards for the Jewish holidays are tricky when Stampin’ Up has such a limited selection. I pulled out my retired Mazel Tov stamp set and got creative with the circle punches to make a Seder plate. It almost looks like Matza balls in soup, doesn’t it? Well, either one works for Passover!

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Field of Flowers Canvas for Craft Project Central

Blue skies, a field of flowers and butterflies!  This Field of Flowers home décor canvas will brighten up your home and make you long for Spring!  With a few simple supplies you can create a gorgeous piece of art for your wall.  A coordinating card for any occasion is also a part of this set…just in case you decide to make an extra canvas and gift it to a lucky friend!  This canvas is sure to brighten any wall!

Field of Flowers Canvas SP

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

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Happy Birthday, Cupcake!

Whoo hoo! Happy Spring Break to me! I am so excited to be on break for the next two weeks. I am kicking it off with a triple challenge card this morning. I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches, the colors from The Color Throwdown, and the theme of Cupcakes from The Card Concept.

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As always when I play along with The Card Concept, my style fits best in their Clean & Layered category. For the colors, I used Night of Navy, Calypso Coral, and Blushing Bride.

Happy Birthday Cupcake by Yapha

Stamps: Sketched Birthday
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride
Paper: Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Regals Designer Series Paper
Other: Calypso Coral Chevron Ribbon, 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, 2″ Circle Punch, 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch

Since the layout of the card was much more vertical than horizontal, I used a piece of cardstock that was 4 1/4″ x 11″, and put the fold on the top instead of the side.

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Campout Gift Box & Pop-Up Card for Craft Project Central

Do you have a hard time coming up with project ideas for the men in your life?  This Campout Gift Box & Card may be the perfect solution if they love the outdoors!  This 4” x 4” gift box features all the makings of a perfect outdoor getaway – a tent tucked into the trees, a cozy fire, stars in the sky, and even a “cuddly” guest!  The pop up card completes the set and is sure to bring a smile to his face!

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

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Some Good News & Some Bad News – Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals, Monthly Specials, & new Photopolymer Stamp Set!

Weekly Deals

Prices good March 17-23, 2015. Click on the picture below to take advantage of these great deals!


New Just Kidding Photopolymer Stamp Set!

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Stampin’ Up! has a new photopolymer stamp set available, Just Kidding.  This funny new stamp set is available for $15.95.

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You can see this set in my online store here or you can see a full page flyer for this set by clicking here.

Blendabilities Discontinued

It is with great sadness that I must inform you that Stampin’ Up! has discontinued their line of Blendabilities markers due to quality issues that cannot be resolved with their manufacturer. This is quite a disappointment, I know, for we have all come to love these beautiful markers. Please know Stampin’ Up! has duly noted the strong desire for an alcohol-based marker, and they will continue to research ways to provide us with only top quality products.

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

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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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Standing Scrapbook for Baby for Craft Project Central (My Project!)

Yay!!  It’s my day to have my project up on Craft Project Central for this month! I am so excited to show it to you! This scrapbook is perfect for displaying a dozen pictures of a new baby, using an inexpensive frame that is transformed into spectacular standing scrapbook. The double sided pages can be turned to showcase different pictures at different times. This project combines the Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paper with the Something for Baby stamp set into a fresh and fun scrapbook. It would make a fabulous gift for any new parents or grandparents, as well as a great class or club project. Includes instructions for a matching card.

Standing Scrapbook for Baby SP

To get the instructions for this project, just subscribe to March over at Craft Project Central.  Or, you can win a free month’s subscription. Just leave me a comment on this project (not here, over at Craft Project Central) by the end of the day Sunday, March 22nd and I will pick one lucky winner! (And a big thank you to Julie for the Tolsby frame!)

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Sweet Baby Elephant Card for Nacho Average Challenges

Tammy has a fun sketch for us over at Nacho Average Challenges this week. I combined it with the soft and sweet colors from Pals Paper Arts.

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I tried a fun technique with the Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper. I sponged the three different colors all over it to make a fun background.

Sweet Baby Elephant Card by Yapha

Stamps: Zoo Babies, Itty Bitty Banners
Ink: Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette, Pistachio Pudding
Paper: Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White, Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper
Other: 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, Bitty Banner Framelits, Banner Collection Framelits

Don’t forget, you have less than two weeks to stock up on this great paper before Sale-a-Bration is over!

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Birthday Dogs Scrapbook Page for MDS Monday

Anita has great sketch for us over at MDS Monday today! It features two nice sized photographs and some elements of springtime.

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I was looking through my pictures and I realized that I had not scrapbooked the pictures of Jack & Biscuit on their birthdays. They both have birthdays in the beginning of December, so we bought them a birthday hat to share this year. Biscuit turned 10 and Jack 5.

Birthday Dogs Scrapbook Page by Yapha

I used the digital version of the Birthday Bash Designer Series Paper. This paper is great in both digital and actual paper form. I hope that you will come play along with us at MDS Monday this week!

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