Stamp Review Crew: Acorny Thank You Edition

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It’s time again for another Stamp Review Crew blog hop! This time we are featuring the Acorny Thank You Stamp Set. You may have just arrived from Holly Krautkemer’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Dawn Tidd’s Blog. No worries, even if you are starting here. All of the blogs link in a circle, so you won’t miss a single amazing project. If you get stuck, you can always click the link to the Stamp Review Crew to take you to the master list.

I love this super cute stamp set, especially since it has a matching punch! For my card today I wanted something very fall and woodsy looking — not at all what we have going on here in Southern California! (Though thankfully it is much cooler today and it even rained!)

Acorny Hi By Yapha

Stamps: Acorny Thank You
Ink: Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede
Paper: Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
Other: Acorn Builder Punch, Woodgrain Embossing Folder

Thank you for hopping with us today! Your next stop is over at Dawn Tidd’s Blog. I can’t wait to see what projects she made!

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Just a reminder — Plexus free shipping ends on Monday night. See my facebook page for all of the details.

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Fall Tree Card

It’s Tuesday so it’s time for another challenge over at Nacho Average Challenges. This week we have a sketch challenge. I used the Sprinkles on Top stamp set to make a fun fall card.

Fall Tree by Yapha

Stamps: Sprinkles on Top
Ink: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Neutrals Designer Series Paper
Other: Layering Squares Framelits

In addition to the fun sketch from Nacho Average Challenges, I also used the great colors over at The Paper Players.

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I hope that you will come play along with us. I can’t wait to see what you make!

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Welcome to Plexus Card!

I finally had some time to make a couple cards today. I am super excited to have a new member on my Plexus team, and I wanted to send her a card to welcome her aboard!

Hello Plexus by Yapha

Stamps: Jar of Love
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Pink Pirouette, VersaMark
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Silver Foil
Other: Silver Embossing Powder

I used the great colors from this week’s ColourQ (though I substituted Melon Mambo for Strawberry Slush and Pink Pirouette for Pretty in Pink) and the fantastic sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

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Plexus is a health and wellness company with an amazing line of natural supplements that have me feeling better than ever! Their flagship product is Plexus Slim, a pink drink that helps balance blood sugar among other things. They also have the best compensation plan that I have ever seen from a Direct Sales company (and I have been with a few!). It’s a great way to get healthy and/or earn some extra income. If you have been thinking about trying Plexus, you can find more info on my Facebook Page, or message me privately. I’d be happy to send you a sample.

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Fa-la-la-la Friends 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 Twila’s Blog where she featured the Cookie Cutter Christmas or perhaps Tanya’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, Fa-la-la-la Friends. It has bears that match the Bear Hugs framelits and a llama that matches the Festive Framelits. It also has awesome puns! My first card uses the card sketch from Fab Friday.

Bear Hugs by Yapha

Stamps: Fa-la-la-la Friends
Ink: Archival Basic Black
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack
Other: Bear Hugs Framelits

For my second card I used the awesome llama stamp. I’m never sure about the coloring of a llama, so I just used Very Vanilla cardstock on this one.

Fa-la-la-la Llama by Yapha

Stamps: Fa-la-la-la Friends
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Garden Green Stampin’ Write Marker, Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker, Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack
Other: Festive Framelits

Thanks for joining us on our Winter Holiday catalog blog hop. Your next stop is over at Tanya’s Blog where she will be showing us the Stitched with Cheer stamp set. Her creations are always amazing!

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Fall Leaves Thank You Card

Happy October! This is my second post of the day. See below from some great October specials from Stampin’ Up. We don’t really have fall leaves here in Southern California, which makes me enjoy putting them on cards even more. (Plus, I don’t have to rake them.)

Fall Leaf Thank You by Yapha

Stamps: Vintage Leaves, Rose Wonder
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Other: Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Leaflets Framelits

I used three challenges for this card — the sketch from Stamp Ink Paper, the colors from ColourQ, and the theme of Thanks and Thanksgiving from SUO Challenges.

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Speaking of fall, if you are wanting to lose a little weight before all the fun holiday eating starts, or if you have been curious about trying Plexus, I have a fun 7 Day Shake It Off Challenge starting up on October 16th. You can find all of the information about it on my Plexus Facebook Page.

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Happy World Card Making Day!

Happy World Card Making Day to you all!  Stampin’ Up! has two great deals to help us all celebrate!

World Card Making Day Sale From Stampin’ Up!

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In celebration of World Card Making Day, from October 1-5, you can save up to 25% on select card making essentials (shown below) that can be used to share your love all year long!

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Designer Series Paper Buy Three, Get One Free Sale

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October 1 through 31, you can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free!  Here is the list of papers that are included in the sale:

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Halloween Treat for Nacho Average Challenges

The theme challenge at Nacho Average Challenges this week is to make a Halloween treat. I poked around on Pinterest and saw some super cute witches’ hats to put on Halloween candy. I tweaked it a bit to use the tools that I had on hand.

Kit Kat Witches Hat by Yapha

Stamps: none
Ink: none
Paper: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper
Other: Star Framelits, Layering Circle Framelits, Banner Duet Bunch

I used the point of the largest Star Framelit to create the pointy part of the hat, and the second largest circle framelit folded in half for the base.

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They were super quick, super easy, and super cute! (And you know what, now that I am healing myself with Plexus, I’m not even tempted to eat that KitKat!!)

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Rosh Hashanah Tag for a Honey Bottle

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I am super excited to be participating in a Rosh Hashanah blog hop! A huge Thank you to Miriam Permut for organizing this! You may have just come from Miriam’s blog, or Jean Fitch’s blog, if you are going backwards.

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, starts on October 2 this year. The most common theme is apples and honey, and that is what I have focused on with today’s project. The Hebrew words say “Shana Tova U’Metukah” which means a sweet new year.

Rosh Hashanah Tag by Yapha

Ink: Delightful Dijon, Real Red
Paper: Delightful Dijon, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Red Glimmer Paper
Other: 2″ Circle Punch, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Tree Builder Punch, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Festive Embossing Folder, Real Red 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon

I used this video tutorial for the shape of the apple. The stem is the trunk from the Tree Builder Punch turned upside down. I printed the greeting out from my computer. Here you an see the tag tied on to a bottle of honey. It could also be tied on to a bottle of wine to bring with to Rosh Hashanah dinner.

Rosh Hashanah Tag by Yapha

Your next stop on the blog hop is over at Jean Fitch. I can’t wait to see what she made!

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Water Bottle Hanger for Plexus Slim

The Stamp Ink Paper challenge for this week is to make anything but a card! I thought it would be super fun to make a little hanging tag that could go on a water bottle and hold a packet of Plexus Slim. (Plexus Slim comes in individual packets for ease of use.)

Plexus Water Bottle

Stamps: Sunburst Sayings
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Emerald Envy
Paper: Mint Macaron, 2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper
Other: Layered Circle Framelits, Simply Scored

In addition to the theme from Stamp Ink Paper, I also used the colors from Pals Paper Arts.

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Plexus is a health and wellness company with an amazing line of natural supplements that have me feeling better than ever! Their flagship product is Plexus Slim, a pink drink that helps balance blood sugar among other things. They also have the best compensation plan that I have ever seen from a Direct Sales company (and I have been with a few!). It’s a great way to get healthy and/or earn some extra income. If you have been thinking about trying Plexus, you can find more info on my Facebook Page, or message me privately. I’d be happy to send you a sample.

Here’s another view of the bottle:

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You are so Sweet

The Card Concept has an awesome challenge this week and I couldn’t help but play along! The colors and the theme were just perfect for another Plexus card!

Plexus Pink Drink by Yapha

Stamps: Mixed Drinks
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Other: Confetti Embossing Folder

I used the Sweet & Sour theme from The Card Concept. My card is in their Clean & Layered style. I also used the sketch from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

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Plexus is a health and wellness company with an amazing line of natural supplements that have me feeling better than ever! Their flagship product is Plexus Slim, a pink drink that helps balance blood sugar among other things. They also have the best compensation plan that I have ever seen from a Direct Sales company (and I have been with a few!). It’s a great way to get healthy and/or earn some extra income. If you have been thinking about trying Plexus, you can find more info on my Facebook Page, or message me privately. I’d be happy to send you a sample.

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