Waiting in the Ice Cream Line Digital Scrapbook Page

It’s Monday, and you know what that means — time for another fun challenge over at MDS Monday! This week Heidi has not only a great sketch, but a super fun new technique. (Well, new to me anyway.) It is the Herringbone technique to make a background, and you can see the video on it here.


We always have ice cream sundaes on the first Friday of the school year, and one of the parents who is volunteering as a yearbook photographer snapped this awesome picture of Eve and her friends. It captures their personalities perfectly. Eve is, of course, reading a book. I used the colors of their school uniforms for the background herringbone pieces.

Herringbone Technique Scrapbook Page by Yapha

I have to say, it took quite awhile to make the background. I don’t know that I will use it often, but it’s fun for special pages. I hope you give it a try. I can’t wait to see what pages you make!

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Fold Out Mini Album & Card for Craft Project Central

Everyone loves to remember an event with photos! So why not make this quick and easy Fold Out Mini Album to capture those moments and share them with someone you love! The album has two fun fold out ‘pages’ that will give you a total of five spots for pictures, or just spaces for writing your thoughts! Whatever you choose to put inside, the recipient is sure to have a smile on their face when they see the surprise inside!! And the coordinating card completes the sentiment!

Fold Out Mini Album & Card

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

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Negative Space Ribbon Pumpkins

Happy Sunday! It’s time for another Paper Players Challenge, and this week Ann has some great colors for us. She used three of the new In Colors that are just perfect for Fall cards.


I knew I wanted to make some pumpkins with these colors, but instead of stamping them, I used the negative space of the pumpkins from the Fun Fall Framelits, and filled it in with the In Color stitched satin ribbon. It is such gorgeous ribbon, and I think the lines on it look especially pumpkiny.

Ribbon Pumpkin Card by Yapha

Stamps: Goods Greetings
Ink: Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist
Paper: Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey, Very Vanilla
Other: Mossy Meadow Stitched Satin Ribbon, Tangelo Twist Stitched Satin Ribbon, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Fall Fun Framelits, Bitty Banner Framelits

I hope that you will play along with us this week. I can’t wait to see what you make with these colors!

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Trick or Treat Pumpkin Card

Is everybody’s October crazy busy, or is it just me? I feel like I’ve been playing catch up for the last two weeks. I did manage to squeeze in a little time for a quick card this afternoon. It uses the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and the colors from Pals Paper Arts.

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I wanted to use the Basic Black patterned paper that comes in the Neutrals stack, but the patterns are in Whisper White, not Very Vanilla. So I pulled a trick out of my hat that I haven’t used in a while. I brayered over the paper with Tangelo Twist ink. And it came out amazing, if I do say so myself! You can’t see it on the black parts, but everything that was once white is now Tangelo Twist!

Happy Pumpkin Card by Yapha

Stamps: Fall Fest, Good Greetings
Ink: Tangelo Twist, Memento Black
Paper: Tangelo Twist, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Neutrals Designer Series Paper
Other: Fun Fall Framelits, Brayer

I have more fun pumpkins in my card for tomorrow’s Paper Players Challenge. I hope to see you then!

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Halloween Ensemble for Craft Project Central

This ensemble includes a quick-to-make triangle treat holder, a fun, interactive Waterfall card, and a candy dispenser that everyone can enjoy.

Halloween Ensemble

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

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Mingle All the Way for Stampin’ Addicts Winter Holiday Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome to the Stampin’ Addicts Winter Holiday Blog Hop! We are excited to be featuring Winter themed items from Stampin’ Up’s Holiday catalog. (Click here for the Fall Holiday Blog Hop) You may have arrived here from Mary Trautner’s Blog where she featured the Holiday Home Bundle or perhaps Jennifer Timko’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 super cute holiday set, Mingle All the Way. It features stamps that cover Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. I am a word person, so I love this set with its fun sayings and varied typography.  My first card today is a Halloween Card. I used Crushed Curry Embossing Powder on Basic Black cardstock so that it would really pop.

Spooky Halloween card by Yapha

Stamps: Mingle All the Way
Ink: VersaMark
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Motley Monster Designer Series Paper
Other: Crushed Curry Embossing Powder, Crushed Curry Striped Ribbon

My next card is a quick and easy winter card using the new Lost Lagoon In Color.

Lost Lagoon Mingle by Yapha Mason

Stamps: Mingle All the Way
Ink: Lost Lagoon
Paper: Lost Lagoon, Whisper White
Other: Lost Lagoon 3/8″ Silky Taffeta Ribbon, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones

My final project is a tag for a bottle of wine or champagne, just right for New Year’s Eve. Since my bottle had silver, I made the tag with silver, but you could easily switch the silver embossing powder and glimmer paper for gold.

Mingle All The Way Wine Tag by Yapha

Here’s a closer look:

Mingle All the Way Wine Tag by Yapha

Stamps: Mingle All the Way
Ink: VersaMark
Paper: Basic Black, Silver Glimmer Paper
Other: Silver Embossing Powder, Circle Framelits (to make hole)

Thanks for joining us on our Winter Holiday catalog blog hop. Your next stop is over at Jennifer Timko’s blog, where she will be showing us the Newborn King Stamp Set. Her creations are always amazing!

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Watercolor Coffee Card

It’s been a long couple of weeks around here, between the Jewish holidays and events at work. I’m about to go get my second cup of coffee, but first I wanted to share a quick coffee card with you! Baked Brown Sugar is a pretty accurate coffee color for me, considering the amount of creamer I put in. I was going to use watercolor paper for the cups, but then I realized it wouldn’t look good with the white in the DSP, so I watercolored on Whisper White instead.

Water Color Coffee

Stamps: Perfect Blend
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Lullaby Designer Series Paper
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana
Other: Aquapainter

We have the second Stampin’ Addicts Blog Hop for the Holiday Catalog starting tomorrow. This one features sets for Winter Holidays. I hope that you will join us. There are always some amazing ideas!

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Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals & Monthly Specials!

Weekly Deals

Prices good October 7-13, 2014. Click on the picture below to take advantage of these great deals!


Earn your free Good Greetings Stamp Set now!

Now until Oct. 31,  you  will be able to earn an exclusive Good Greetings Stamp Set when your party reaches $300-that’s in addition to the other exiting benefits! That’s right, a FREE stamp set in addition to all the other exciting and generous benefits you get when you host a party from Aug. 28 to Oct. 31! This versatile stamp set covers holidays from Halloween to Valentines and more. Contact me to schedule your party today!

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Half a Birthday Card for a Half Birthday

Tammy has a great color challenge for us today over at Nacho Average Challenges, some nice soft colors.


I was thinking about making a baby card with these colors, but then I realized that it was Eve’s half birthday on Sunday and I had better make a card for her! I knew I wanted to to make “half a card, and I found some good ideas on Pinterest as a starting point. Here’s my final card:

Half Birthday Card by Yapha

Stamps: none
Ink: Pistachio Pudding
Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, 2013-2015 In Color Designer Series Paper
Other: 2″ Circle Punch, 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Cupcake Punch, Little Letters Thinlets

I made the whole cupcake in the circle, and then cut it in half when it was finished. It seemed easier to do it that way than to deal with all of the little half pieces. The finished card is a little bigger than half a card. It is 3 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

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Freaky Friends Halloween Treat Box & Card for Craft Project Central

Make this cute little Halloween treat box and matching card for your favorite little goblins, witches, and ghosts this year!  The template is easy to adapt to different occasions too, and doesn’t have to be used just as a Halloween gift!  Makes for a fun class project as well! 

Freaky Friends Halloween Treats & Card

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

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