Fall Leaves and Pumpkins

Yay! It is finally cooler here in Southern California, and Tammy has a great Fall color challenge for us over at Nacho Average Challenges.


The Fall Fest stamp set comes with some cute little leaf stamps, so I decided to use them to make my own background paper. I stamped my pumpkins in Tangelo Twist ink on Tangelo Twist card stock, and then cut them out with the matching framelits. I colored the stems with my Mossy Meadow marker after they were cut out.

Fall Pumpkins by Yapha

Stamps: Fall Fest, Good Greetings
Ink: Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow
Paper: Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss, Very Vanilla, Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper (circle behind the pumpkins)
Other: 2-1/2″ Circle Punch, Circle Framelits, Fun Fall Framelits, Bitty Banner Framelits, Burlap Ribbon

The Good Greetings stamp set is free when you have a $300 or more Stampin’ Up party, now through the end of October. It is super cute, so don’t wait!


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6th Grade Banner Scrapbook Page

Happy Monday! It is time for another great challenge over at MDS Monday! Today’s sketch is from Cindy, and she used the Freeform Tool to to create the lines around the photo boxes and then add text to them. (I took the easy way out, and just made separate text boxes for each part, then rotated them to match the photos.)


One of the things that the sixth graders do at school is to create a banner with an inspirational quote. The banners are hung in the gym for the whole year, and each week two sixth graders stand up in front of the school to read a speech on why they chose that quote and what it means to them. Eve was one of the first two sixth graders to give her speech, and she did a fantastic job!

6th Grade Banner by Yapha Mason

Isn’t that font adorable? It is called School Book New, and I found it on Pinterest, of course! Oh, and that is a plate of spaghetti in the middle of Eve’s banner. The banner is hanging on the wall, so some of the spaghetti is hanging as well.


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Hip Hip Hooray for Fall Leaves!

Happy Sunday! It is time for another Clean and Simple challenge from Jaydee over at The Paper Players. This week we are making Clean and Simple Masculine Cards.


I have to say that I am not fond of using the terms masculine and feminine to describe cards, and I try to avoid using gender to describe anything. I do know what Jaydee intended though. My card is great for fall birthdays no matter what the gender or age of the recipient might be.

Hip Hip Hooray Fall Birthday Card by Yapha

Stamps: Hip Hip Hooray
Ink: Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow
Paper: Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla, Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper

The stamp I used is part of the Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit. The stamps are great for so many projects even after the supplies in the kit are used up.

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Stained Glass Lantern & Card for Craft Project Central

Brighten up your fall décor with this lovely and bright stained glass lantern. The jewel toned windows are sure to brighten up your space. Give this lovely lantern as a gift to someone extra special with the matching card.

Stained Glass Lantern & Card

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

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Card for a First Birthday

There is a great sketch from Pals Paper Arts this week. It has clean lines and a fun circle.


One of my colleagues asked me to make a birthday card for her granddaughter’s first birthday. The little girl’s name is Dahlia, so she wanted something with a flower on it. I used the closest that I had to a dahlia, since I don’t have the Regarding Dahlias set. I figured that this was close enough for a one-year-old, right?

1st Birthday Dahlia by Yapha

Stamps: Flower Fair, Memorable Moments
Ink: Strawberry Slush, Wild Wasabi
Paper: Strawberry Slush, Whisper White, Subtles Designer Series Paper, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Other: Flower Fair Framelits, Basic Rhinestones

I used the Flower Fair Framelit on the biggest flower, and cut the other two layers by hand. There are STampin’ Dimensionals between each flower layer, so it really pops out.

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Gold & White Wedding Card

What better way to celebrate your 50th challenge than with a Gold & White color challenge, and that is exactly what Fab Friday is doing! These colors are perfect for a wedding card, and I even pulled out my brand new Star Border Punch to make it!

Gold & White Wedding Card by Yapha

Stamps: Making Spirits Bright, Bravo
Ink: VersaMark, So Saffron
Paper: Whisper White, Gold Foil
Other: Star Border Punch, Oval Framelits, Gold Embossing Powder

Congratulations to Fab Friday on 50 great challenges, and best wishes for many more to come!

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Tap, Tap, Tap Screen Card & Journal for Craft Project Central

This fun screen card can be altered to any occasion you like!  These cards are easy to assemble and are definitely a “wow card”.  The coordinating Journal just adds the right touch!

Screen Card & Journal

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

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Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals & Monthly Specials

Weekly Deals

Prices good September 16-22, 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!

New Photopolymer Stamp Set — You’re Wonderful

You're Wonderful

You’ve got lots of wonderful people in your life, and the You’re Wonderful Photopolymer Stamp Set will help you tell them so! This 18-piece set gives you tons of options to help you match the perfect sentiment with the occasion and recipient of your choice.




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Rainbow Birthday Card

Tammy has a really fun sketch for us over at Nacho Average Challenges this week, with a multiple line sentiment.


As soon as I saw this, I immediately thought of the “Happy, happy, happy, happy birthday” stamp in the Amazing Birthday stamp set. I use my Stamp-a-ma-jig to add a couple more happys, as well as to gold emboss the last couple of lines so that I could have gold at the end of the rainbow.

Rainbow Birthday Card by Yapha

Stamps: Amazing Birthday
Ink: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Pacific Point, Elegant Eggplant, Versamark, Soft Sky
Paper: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Gold Foil
Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Speech Bubble Framelits

I used one of the Speech Bubble Framelits as a mask, and sponged Soft Sky ink around it to make the cloud background. I hope that you will come play with us this week. I can’t wait to see what you make with this sketch!

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Butterfly Mobile & Card for Craft Project Central

Make this sweet butterfly mobile to decorate your craft room or give it away as a special present to a sweet friend who likes butterflies. It’s easy to change the theme and make this mobile for a baby shower or as a wedding decoration. Great for a stamp camp or as a class project.

Butterfly Mobile

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

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