Spring Concert Scrapbook Page

Great news! Stampin’ Up’s print services for My Digital Studio are back up! Even better news! Stampin’ Up is offering 20% off all print products for the rest of July! To celebrate, I played along with this week’s MDS Monday sketch challenge.

MDSM 69-005

I love when I learn new things from MDS Monday and this week was no exception. I knew that I could group photo boxes and fill them with one photo, but I didn’t know that I could then ungroup them and change some of the boxes to black & white. Super cool, and super easy! I love it! Thanks for the cool new trick!

Spring Concert MDS Scrapbook Page by Yapha

I used Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry, and Lucky Limeade to match the colors in Eve’s top. The star punches are filled with Gold Glimmer Paper. The background was made with the Music Notes Digital Stamp Brush in Smokey Slate at 60% opacity for a soft look.

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Personalized Lobster Notecard Gift Set for Craft Project Central

Whoo-hoo! 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!  I made this as an end-of-year teacher gift for Eve’s 5th grade teacher.  She loves lobsters and Martha’s Vineyard, so this was perfect for her. This boxed set of lobster-themed nautical notecards just screams summertime at the beach. The notecards are easily accessible in their handy box, and can be personalized with almost any name. It includes a matching card for easy gift giving.

Lobster Notecard Gift Set

Here is a closer look at the two different notecards that I included in the box. I used the Alphabet Rotary Stamp to make the personalized headings.


To get the instructions for this project, just subscribe to July 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, July 20th  and I will pick one lucky winner!

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Peace, Love, & Cupcakes (take two)

Wait until you see this week’s color challenge from Nacho Average Challenges! I love these colors! They are just super yummy together!


I knew that these colors would be just perfect with the Peace, Love, & Cupcakes stamp set. This is such a fun set. The images are just a hair larger than I would have liked — I thought about punching them out in circles, but I couldn’t find one that fit right.

Peace, Love, & Cupcakes by Yapha

Stamps: Peace, Love, & Cupcakes
Ink: Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
Paper: Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Other: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder. Blushing Bride 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon, Subtles Candy Dots

I hope that you will come play along with us at Nacho Average Challenges this week. I can’t wait to see what you make!

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Hugs & Kisses Rubber Ducky

There is a very striking color challenge from Pals Paper Arts this week. I just had to play along!


At first I thought flowers, but a lot of people were doing flowers. Then I thought these were good colors for Hanukkah, but it’s 94 degrees out and Hanukkah is months away! And then I remembered the cute little rubber ducky in the new baby set! Perfect!

Rubber Ducky Square Card by Yapha

Stamps: Something for Baby, Good Greetings
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Regals Designer Series Paper
Other: 1-3/8″ Circle Punch, 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle punch, Bitty Banners Framelits, Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon

That super cute greeting is from a new hostess set that will be available in September in the Holiday Catalog. It is a set of 19 greetings, all in that same great font. You definitely want to have a party this fall to get it. Or be your own party! That works too!

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Flower Patch Cards & Box for Craft Project Central

This cute little card box will hold several 3” cards and envelopes!  These cards are nice to have on hand and are perfect to tuck into a gift.  This project also makes a great gift, class idea or easy project to put together to sell at a craft show.

Flower Patch Cards & Box

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

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Hip Hip Hooray Star

LeAnne has a fantastic color challenge this week for us over at The Paper Players! Look how nicely these three new In Colors combine with Wisteria Wonder!


Since the three In Colors all have that gorgeous stitched satin ribbon, I decided it was a perfect time to do another ribbon scrap die cut card. I used the new Star Framelits, which are super fun!

Hip Hip Hooray Star by Yapha

Stamps: Endless Birthday Wishes
Ink: Blackberry Bliss
Paper: Lost Lagoon, Blackberry Bliss, Wisteria Wonder
Other: Stars Framelits, Eclectic Paper Piercing Pack, Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin Ribbon, Lost Lagoon Stitched Satin Ribbon, Mossy Meadow Stitched Satin Ribbon

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

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You Overwhelm Me With Your Awesomeness

Is awesomeness even a word? I guess it is, since I didn’t get a spelling error when I typed it just now! Today’s card is for The Friday Mashup, with their color challenge of Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon and Mossy Meadow, and their theme challenge of Summer, as well as for the As You See It challenge, which also has a Summer theme this week. I used the Flower Patch stamp set along with the matching Flower Fair framelits to make this big Hello Honey flower that just screams “summer” to me.

Flower Patch Awesomeness by Yapha

Stamps: Flower Patch
Ink: Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon
Paper: Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow,Whisper White, All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack
Other: Flower Fair Framelits, Mossy Meadow Stitched Satin Ribbon, Basic Rinestones

I made the leaves by stamping off the larger stamp once before stamping it on my cardstock. This gave me a lighter shade of Mossy Meadow. If you are looking for the Stampin’ Addicts’ Designer Series Paper blog hop, you can start it right here. I hope you will come back tomorrow to see the new Paper Players challenge.

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Stampin’ Addicts DSP Blog Hop


Did you know that the very first Stampin’ Addicts blog hop was one that we called Parade of Papers and it featured Designer Series Papers? It was way back in May 2009. You can see my post from that hop and the full list of participants. We have done a lot of hops in the meantime, and I am excited for today’s Designer Series Paper blog hop. Luckily we leave the hop links up permanently now, so you don’t have to worry about missing anything! Don’t forget that this month if you buy 3 Designer Series Papers you Get 1 Free (does not include specialty papers or stacks). This is the first stop on the hop, but you may have come from Betty’s blog or Sara’s blog, if you are going backwards. Not to worry, all the blogs link in a circle. I am excited to be featuring the fun and bright Flowerpot Designer Series Paper.

My first project is a quick and easy baby card. I used the Baby’s First Framelits set to cut out the onesies from three of the cute patterns.

Flowerpot Onesie Card by Yapha

Stamps: Zoo Babies
Ink: Night of Navy
Paper: Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Blushing Bride, Flowerpot Designer Series Paper
Other: White Baker’s Twine, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Baby’s First Framelits

My next card is actually a sneak peek at my August project for Craft Project Central. I have a whole gift set featuring these super cute punch art chickens. Keep an eye out for it!

Chatty Chicken Card by Yapha Mason

Stamps: Just Sayin’
Ink: Night of Navy, Tangerine Tango
Paper: Lost Lagoon, Blushing Bride, Tangerine Tango, Real Red, Whisper White, Flowerpot Designer Series Paper
Other: Oval Collection Framelits, Word Bubble Framelits, 1-3/4″ Circle Punch, 1-1/4″ Circle Punch, 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punches, Owl Builder Punch, Blushing Bride 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon

My final project is an adorable box made with the Envelope Punch Board. This box is the perfect size to hold a set of 3″ x 3″ mini cards, but I ran out of time to make those! You can see the box both closed with the belly band on, and open with the belly band off. I’ll finish the cards for the inside, and give you more details on this project then.

Belly Band Flowerpot DSP Box   Belly Band Flowerpot DSP Box

Paper: Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Flowerpot Designer Series Paper
Other: Envelope Punch Board, 1-3/4″ Circle Punch, 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch

Thanks for hopping with us today! I hope you gain a lot of inspiration. Your next stop is over at Sara’s Blog, where she will be featuring the fantastic Flashback Designer Series Paper.

DSPPrev    DSPNext

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Summer Tea Tray for Craft Project Central

Create a lovely summer tea tray for your front porch.  You can easily switch the designer series paper and stamped images in the tray for a fresh look for any season, and the coasters are so simple to make, you’ll want a set for every occasion.  Complete the ensemble with a darling Simply Pressed clay box for candy, sugar or flowers.

Summer Tea Tray

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

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Amazing Birthday with Gold Soiree

There is an interesting sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches this week. I wasn’t sure about it at first, but I decided to give it a shot.

FMS Final 144-001

I knew that the Amazing Birthday stamp set would be perfect for this sketch, since it has stamps that work in both banners and circles. I paired it with the gorgeous Gold Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper. Unfortunately it is not part of the Buy 3 Get 1 Free sale, since it is a specialty paper, but it is a must have!

Amazing Birthday by Yapha

Stamps: Amazing Birthday
Ink: Calypso Coral, Garden Green, Pistachio Pudding
Paper: Calypso Coral, Garden Green, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, Gold Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper
Other: Banner Framelits, Starburst Framelits, Circle Frames, Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder

Be sure to stop back tomorrow for the Stampin’ Addicts’ Designer Series Paper Blog Hop! I can’t wait to see what everybody makes!

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