Half Full for the Inky Friends

Welcome to the Inky Friends Inking Autumn Blog Hop! You may have just arrived from Sharleen’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Tanya’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 this link to take you to the master list.

I am excited to feature the fun wine themed stamp set, Half Full. For my first project, I created a wine bottle holder with a cute little gift tag.

Wine Bottle Holder by Yapha

I can’t post the tutorial for this box, but if you leave me a comment with your email address, I would be happy to send it to you. Here’s a close up of the tag.

Wine Bottle Tag by Yapha

Stamps: Half Full
Ink: Early Espresso, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz
Paper: Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Coffee Break Designer Series Paper
Other: Crumb Cake 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon, Simply Scored

For my next card, I wanted to evoke the idea of relaxing out on the back porch with a friend and a glass of wine.

Wine with Friends by Yapha

Stamps: Half Full
Ink: Archival Basic Black, So Saffron, Crumb Cake
Paper: Soft Suede, So Saffron, Whisper White, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon

I am definitely a glass half full kind of person. The question is though, what is the glass half full with? Is it wine? Is it Plexus? Is it a cosmopolitan? Take your pick!

Glass Half Full by Yapha

Stamps: Half Full
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Berry Bliss, Crumb Cake
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Foil Frenzy Designer Series Paper
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits

Thank you for hopping with us today! Your next stop is Tanya’s Blogwhere she will be showing us the awesome and adorable Merry Cafe

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Stamp Review Crew: Crafting Forever Edition

It’s time for another  Stamp Review Crew blog hop! This time we are featuring the Crafting Forever Stamp Set. You may have just arrived from Nancy Smith’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Sue Plote’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 used this set to make a clean and simple birthday card for one of my daughter’s artsy friends. The gift was some art supplies, so this was the perfect match.

Crafting Forever Brushes Card

Stamps: Crafting Forever
Ink: Archival Basic Black
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Wood Textures Designer series Paper Stack
Other: Watercolor Pencils, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits

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

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Rosh Hashanah 5778

Rosh Hashanah Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Rosh Hashanah Blog Hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up Demonstrators from around the world stretching our creativity to make Jewish holiday cards with Stampin’ Up products. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins Wednesday night, September 20, 2017 and that is what we are focusing on for this hop. You may have just arrived from Pascale Godot’s blog, or if you are going backwards from Miriam Permut’s blog. Maybe you are starting here! In any case, all of the blogs link in a circle so you won’t miss a single sweet idea.

This new year is 5778 according to the Jewish calendar. I die cut the numbers in Cherry Cobbler to be reminiscent of apples and used the Hexagons Embossing Folder for the honey. I also made a punch art Shofar, the ram’s horn that is traditionally blown on Rosh Hashanah.

Rosh Hashanah Card for 5778 by Yapha

Stamps: None
Ink: Crushed Curry, Soft Suede
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede
Other: Hexagons Embossing Folder, Large Number Framelets, Layering Ovals Framelits

Here’s a look at how I used the Layering Ovals Framelits to create the Shofar.

Punch Art Shofar for Rosh Hashanah

Thank you for hopping with us today! Your next stop is over at Miriam Permut’s blog.

Categories: Cards, Jewish, Rosh Hashanah | 5 Comments

Plexus Pink Drink Motivational Card

I am so excited with how my Plexus team is growing! It means that many more people are getting healthy and helping others get healthy as well! Here’s another card I made to send to a new team member.

Plexus Pink Drink Motivation Card by Yapha

Stamps: Mixed Drinks
Ink: Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay, Flirty Flamingo
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits

I used the colors from Global Design Project, the sketch from CAS Colours & Sketches, and the stamp set from What Will You Stamp.

Curious about Plexus? I’d love to tell you more! These healthy supplements have truly been life changing for me.

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Coffee Break Suite for the Inky Friends

Welcome to the Inky Friends Suite Designs Blog Hop! You may have just arrived from Heidi’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Tanya’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 this link to take you to the master list.

I am excited to feature the Coffee Break Suite. It is by far my favorite set of products in the whole catalog, as you may have guessed by how often you see it appear on this blog! My first card is a quick and easy square card, showing off a few of the different DSP patterns.

Square Coffee Thank You Card

Stamps: Coffee Cafe
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Garden Green, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Coffee Break Designer Series Paper
Other: Coffee Cups Framelits

For my second card, I used the matching framelit to cut out a few of the coffee cups from the DSP. (I had to cut out the coffee pot myself.)

Coffee with a friend card by Yapha

Stamps: Coffee Cafe
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Coffee Break Designer Series Paper
Other: Coffee Cups Framelits, Stitched Shape Framelits, Soft Sky 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon

For my final card, I wanted to try a new kind of a gift card holder. I found this cute style with instructions here. This is the front:

Birthday Coffee Gift Card Holder by Yapha

And this is the inside, with a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf gift card (because I used up all my Starbuck’s ones!).

Birthday Coffee Gift Card Holder by Yapha

Stamps: Coffee Cafe, Stylized Birthday
Ink: Soft Suede, Garden Green, Soft Sky
Paper: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Coffee Break Designer Series Paper
Other: Coffee Cups Framelits, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch

Thank you for hopping with us today! Your next stop is Tanya’s Blogwhere she will be showing us the versatile Pick a Pattern Suite.

Categories: Birthday, Cards, Thank You | 11 Comments

Thank You with a Plexus Pink Drink

I’m sure that it won’t surprise you at all that I have another Plexus thank you card to share with you today.  I am so grateful to my friends for trusting me on this journey and I am super excited that they are having success, too!

Plexus Pink Drink

Stamps: Coffee Cafe, Endless Thanks
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Whisper White
Other: Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 1 1/2″ Circle Punch, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch

I used the sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and the colors from Color Throwdown.

Curious about Plexus? I’d love to tell you more! These healthy supplements have truly been life changing for me.

Categories: Cards, Thank You | 8 Comments

Three Times the Plexus Thank You Note!

I have another Plexus thank you note today. For a change today, though, I didn’t use the big glass from Coffee Cafe. I used the smaller one from Mixed Drinks!

Plexus Thank You by Yapha

Stamps: Mixed Drinks, Endless Thanks
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Berry Burst
Paper: Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Basic Black, Whisper White
Other: Berry Burst 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding

This sketch from Try Stampin’ On Tuesday was perfect.

Curious about Plexus? I’d love to tell you more! These healthy supplements have truly been life changing for me.

 

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Another Powder Pink Plexus Thank You

Here is my second card for the 100th challenge at Global Design Project. They are doing a CASE the Designer challenge. I was so inspired that I made not one but two cards for it! I showed you the first one I made yesterday.

Powder Pink Plexus Thank You Card

Stamps: Rose Wonder, Coffee Cafe, Sheltering Tree
Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Archival Basic Black

Paper: Sahara Sand, Flirty Flamingo, Powder Pink, Whisper White
Other: Coffee Cups Framelits

I actually saw Brian King’s card first, and I knew I could very easily turn it into a Plexus thank you note. I used the same layout and colors and easily made the transition from wedding to Plexus. I don’t have the Marble Background stamp (though I clearly need it), so I used the leaves from Sheltering Tree to make a soft background. I also left out one white layer because my center piece was too big. This is Brian’s original card:

Curious about Plexus? I’d love to tell you more! These healthy supplements have truly been life changing for me.

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Powder Pink Plexus Thank You

There is a great challenge over at Global Design Project this week! For their 100th challenge they are doing a CASE the Designer challenge. I was so inspired that I made not one but two cards for it! I will show you the first one today and the second one tomorrow.

Powder Pink Plexus Card by Yapha

Stamps: Rose Wonder, Coffee Cafe, Lemon Zest
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake

Paper: Powder Pink, Whisper White
Other: Coffee Cups Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits

As soon as I saw Allison Okimitsu’s card, I knew I could very easily turn it into a Plexus thank you note. I used the same layout and colors and easily made the transition from Christmas to Plexus. I don’t sew on cards, but I did paper pierce around the edges. This is Allison’s original card.

Curious about Plexus? I’d love to tell you more! These healthy supplements have truly been life changing for me.

Categories: Cards, Thank You | 3 Comments

Not Quite Pink Plexus Thank You Note

It’s Day 4 in my Plexus thank you note series. Some of you have asked about the Plexus Leaders’ Retreat contest. Unlike the former Stampin’ Up Leadership conference (which I was fortunate enough to go to several years back), you cannot buy a ticket to Leaders’ Retreat. It must be earned during the months of June, July, & August. You need a certain amount of points to secure a spot, and more points earn extra perks. Points are based on sales totals for each month, new customers, and new downline. I am super excited to have earned a spot. It will be my first time going!

Plexus Thank You Note by Yapha

Stamps: Coffee Cafe, Endless Thanks (ret.)
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, Bermuda Bay
Paper: Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Coffee Cafe DSP, Motley Monsters DSP (ret.)
Other: Coffee Cup Framelits

I used the great color combination from The Paper Players.

Curious about Plexus? I’d love to tell you more! These healthy supplements have truly been life changing for me.

Categories: Cards, Thank You | 3 Comments