Hey Chick! for Stampin’ Addicts Sale-a-Bration 2017 Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome to the Stampin’ Addicts Sale-a-Bration Blog Hop! We are excited to be featuring many of the items that you can earn for FREE during Sale-a-Bration this year (January 4-March 31, 2017). You may have arrived here from Mickey Roberts’s Blog where she featured the Any Occasion stamp set or perhaps Tanya Boser’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 Hey Chick stamp set. It has three chickens, egg, and three sentiments. It could be used for Easter and all year round. My first card features the soon to be retired Petals and Paisley’s Designer Series Paper. (Stock up now!) I also used the Watercolor pencils. Yes, I am excited to announce that Stampin’ Up’s Watercolor Pencils are back and better than ever!

Paisley Chicken by Yapha

Stamps: Hey Chick!
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Mint Macaron
Paper: Delightful Dijon, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla, Petals & Paisleys Designer Series Paper
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, 3/8″ Ribbon Trio Pack (Delightful Dijon), Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens

For my second card, I used the extremely versatile sketch challenge from Freshly Made Sketches.

Hey Chick by Yapha

Stamps: Hey Chick!
Ink: Archival Basic Black
Paper: Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens

For my final card I went for a whimsical country chicken look. Even though these colors are available in the Watercolor Pencils, I wanted to see what it would look like colored with ink and Aquapainter.

Silly Chickens by Yapha

Stamps: Hey Chick!
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Crushed Curry
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Banner Duet Punch

Thanks for joining us on our Sale-a-Bration blog hop. Your next stop is over at Tanya Boser’s Blog, where she will be showing us the Designer Tee Stamp Set. Her creations are always amazing!

Exciting news! Plexus is starting a 60-Day Trim Up challenge with real prizes and inspiration to kick off a healthy 2017. Contact me if you want more information. It is going to be great!

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Congrats Grad!

It may seem to be a strange time of year to be posting a graduation card, but my husband’s cousin just graduated from college. We have the graduation party tonight so of course I needed a card! I used Sketch Challenge #624 from Splitcoast Stampers and the retired Blue Ribbon stamp set for this card.

Congrats Grad by Yapha

Stamps: Blue Ribbon
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Delightful Dijon
Paper: Mint Macaron, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla, Petals & Paisleys Designer Series Paper
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, 2″ Circle Punch, 3/8″ Ribbon Trio Pack (Mint Macaron)

60 Day Trim Up

Exciting news! Plexus is starting a 60-Day Trim Up challenge with real prizes and inspiration to kick off a healthy 2017. Contact me if you want more information. It is going to be great!

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Sparkly Pink 2017

It’s week two of the Nacho Average Challenges holiday fun theme and I have a sparkly pink New Year’s card for you today. Can you believe it is almost 2017? I can’t! I made these for my Plexus downline and customers.

Plexus 2017 by Yapha

Stamps: none
Ink: none
Paper: Blushing Bride, Basic Black, Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper
Other: Large Numbers Framelits, Festive Embossing Folder

Here’s the obligatory group shot of a bunch of them before I mailed them out. They are much more pink in real life.

Plexus 2017 by Yapha

Curious about Plexus? Want to learn more? Visit my Facebook Page or message me privately. I’d be happy to send you a sample.

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National Thank You Note Day

According to some calendars that I have seen, today is National Thank You Note Day, in addition to being Boxing Day. I am fortunate enough to need to write many thank you notes and I am very thankful for the new So Very Much stamp set that you can earn for free next month during Sale-a-Bration. I was able to whip out a bunch of 3 1/2″ x 5″ notecards very quickly with it.

Thank Yous by Yapha

Stamps: So Very Much
Ink: Night of Navy, Soft Sky
Paper: Crumb Cake, Soft Sky

This is just right for the Stamp Ink Paper theme challenge of Anything but Christmas. Here is a close up:

Thank You by Yapha

I also made some with Chocolate Chip ink instead of Night of Navy. I think it looks good either way.

Thank You by Yapha

Want to know what I am most thankful for this holiday season? Plexus! 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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Snowman & Penguin Tags

We are celebrating the first night of Hanukkah with both of my sisters-in-law and their families, so I wanted to make some cute tags for the gifts. Even though we don’t have any snow here in Southern California it is still super fun to play with paper snowmen! This is what I came up:

Snow Tags by Yapha

Stamps: Snow Place
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Pacific Point
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits

I used the Let It Snow theme from the TGIF Challenge and the Circles, Ovals, or Squares them from SUO Challenges. Here are two close up views:

Snowman Tag by Yapha

Penguin Tag by Yapha

Give yourself or your loved ones the gift of good health this holiday season! I would love to help you start your journey towards better health. Plexus products have helped me and my family so much. Now let me help yours. Gift certificates available! Message me for more info or visit http://shopmyplexus.com/yapha/

Good Health by Yapha

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Menorah in the Window

I’ve seen a few of these cute Menorah in the Window cards, so I had to try one of my own. It was perfect for this week’s theme of Holiday Fun from Nacho Average Challenges.

Menorah in the Window by Yapha

Stamps: Every Occasion, Jar of Love
Ink: VersaMark, Night of Navy
Paper: Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Crushed Curry
Other: Hearth & Home Framelits, Brick Embossing Folder, Silver Embossing Powder

Give yourself or your loved ones the gift of good health this holiday season! I would love to help you start your journey towards better health. Plexus products have helped me and my family so much. Now let me help yours. Gift certificates available! Message me for more info or visit http://shopmyplexus.com/yapha/

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Another Thank You Note Sneak Peek

I used different DSP and ribbon to a create another Thank You Note like the one I showed you earlier this week. This quick and cute thank you note is easy to mass produce, which is just what I needed! The gorgeous stamp set can be earned for free during Sale-a-Bration, which starts at the beginning of January.

Thank You by Yapha

Stamps: So Very Much
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Mint Macaron, Very Vanilla, Petals & Paisley Designer Series Paper
Other: Delightful Dijon 3/8″ Ribbon

Want to know what I am most thankful for this holiday season? Plexus! 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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Thank You Note Sneak Peek

It’s week two of the Nacho Average Challenges color challenge and I used a gorgeous new set that will be available when Sale-a-Bration starts in a couple weeks. These cards are perfect for holiday thank you notes!

Thank You by Yapha

Stamps: So Very Much
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Warmth and Cheer Designer Series Paper
Other: Cherry Cobbler 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon

I hope that you will come play along with these great colors!

Want to know what I am most thankful for this holiday season? Plexus! 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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Season of Thank You Notes

The season of giving is also the season of thank you notes! I’ll be featuring a bunch of them on my blog over the next few weeks. Today’s card uses the amazing Real Red Glitter Stampin’ Embossing Powder.

Thank You by Yapha

Stamps: Sunburst Sayings
Ink: VersaMark, Crumb Cake
Paper: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White, Neutrals Designer Series Paper
Other: Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Real Red Glitter Stampin’ Emboss Powder

I used the fabulous colors from the Global Design Project and the sketch from the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge.

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Want to know what I am most thankful for this holiday season? Plexus! 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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Fa-la-la-la Llama

We’ve got a great color challenge over at Nacho Average Challenges this week. I was inspired by this fun card by Susan Itell to make my own with the festive holiday llama.

Holiday Llama by Yapha

Stamps: Fa-la-la-la Friends, Birthday Fiesta
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Sahara Sand
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Other: Fiesta Time Framelits

I hope that you will come and play along with these gorgeous colors!

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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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