Another Softball Card

I have another quick softball card for you today. It’s hard to see, but the background is Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. It looks amazing in real life!

Dazzling Softball Card by Yapha

Stamps: Epic Celebrations, Paper Pumpkin 2016
Ink: Real Red,Lemon Lime Twist
Paper: Lemon Lime Twist, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Other: 2″ Circle Punch

I used this great sketch from Fusion Card Challenge.

Are you curious about getting healthy with Plexus but not ready to commit to a full month? My team is running  a seven day trial starting Monday. You get to be in a Facebook group for support during the trial to see if it works for you. Let me know if you are interested — these products have changed my life!

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Cue the Softball Confetti

I have the opportunity to have a table at softball opening day in the city where I live, so I thought it might be a good idea to have some softball themed cards on hand to sell. Did you know our Lemon-Lime Twist is the perfect color for softballs? I used an old Paper Pumpkin kit (June 2016) for the stitching on the balls.

Softball Confetti by Yapha

Stamps: Picture Perfect Birthday, Paper Pumpkin 2016
Ink: Real Red, Archival Basic Black
Paper: Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black, Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper
Other: 2″ Circle Punch, Scattered Sequins Embossing Folder

I used the super versatile sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

Are you curious about getting healthy with Plexus but not ready to commit to a full month? My team is running  a seven day trial starting a week from Monday. You get to be in a Facebook group for support during the trial to see if it works for you. Let me know if you are interested — these products have changed my life!

 

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Stamp Review Crew: Sale-a-Bration Edition

It’s time for another  Stamp Review Crew blog hop! This time we are featuring some of the goodies you can earn for free during Sale-a-Brtion. You may have just arrived from Charlet Mallett’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Mickey Roberts’ 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 have two quick and easy cards, perfect for Valentine’s Day or anytime. They each use three Sale-a-Bration products (stamps, paper, ribbon), which is perfect for your $150 party order.

Party Panda Valentine by Yapha

Stamps: Party Pandas
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper
Other: Shimmer Ribbon, Starburst Punch, 2 1/4″ Circle Punch

You're Awesome Chuck Taylor Sneakers by Yapha

Stamps: Epic Celebrations
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Bermuda Bay
Paper: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper
Other: Shimmer Ribbon, Layering Circles Framelits

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

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Live with Zest for Inky Friends

It’s time for another Inky Friends Design Challenge! This month it is a color challenge based on page 35 of the Annual Catalog. Since one of the colors is Berry Burst, of course I had to make a Pink Drink card.

Live with Zest by Yapha

Stamps: Coffee Cafe, Lemon Zest
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist
Paper: Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Sky, Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack
Other: Lemon Builder Punch, Coffee Cup Framelits, Berry Burst Crinkled Seam Binding

Below are the colors and the inspiration from the catalog. I hope that you will come play along with us!

Is one of your New Year’s Resolutions to get healthy? I would love to tell you more about this “pink drink” which is packed with prebiotics and is designed to balance your blood sugar. Message me or leave a comment below. Getting healthy isn’t hard if you have the right tools!

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Happy Anniversary to Me!

Last weekend was my 22nd wedding anniversary! Only three more years to go until the big 2-5! As many of you, my husband is a woodworker, so of course I had to make him a wood-themed card. I apologize for the photo quality. This was a super hard card to get a good picture of.

Wood Anniversary Card by Yapha

Stamps: Number of Years
Ink: VersaMark
Paper: Early Espresso, Silver Foil, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack
Other: Sweet & Sassy Framelits, Little Numbers Thinlets (ret.), Silver Embossing Powder

This is for both CAS on Sundays Love Theme and The Paper Players Love Notes challenge.

Interested in getting healthier this year? There are some great specials and trial groups going on with Plexus. Message me and we can figure out the best plan for you.

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Stamp Review Crew: Picture Perfect Birthday Edition

It’s time for another  Stamp Review Crew blog hop! This time we are featuring the Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set. You may have just arrived from Mike Funke’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Lou Kitzelman’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.

When I first saw this set in December, my immediate thought was, “Wow, those candles would make a GREAT Hanukkah card!” So even though it is January, and Hanukkah isn’t for quite a while, I had to make one. I masked the “Celebrate the good times” stamp and only used the “Celebrate” part of it.

Hanukkah Candles with Picture Perfect Birthday by Yapha

Stamps: Picture Perfect Birthday
Ink: Soft Sky, Night of Navy, Crushed Curry
Paper: Soft Sky, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Other: Soft Sky 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon, Night of Navy 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding

My second thought when I saw this set was how much I love the saying, “Happiest of birthdays.” It’s pretty much what I wish everyone on FaceBook. My second card features that sentiment with the coordinating Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper.

Happiest of Birthdays by Yapha

Stamps: Picture Perfect Birthday
Ink: Berry Burst, Peekaboo Peach
Paper: Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White, Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Berry Burst 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding

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

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Time to Sale-a-Brate with Inky Friends

Welcome to the Inky Friends Time to Sale-a-Brate Blog Hop! You may have just arrived from Tanya’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Shelley’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 show you some projects with the bright and fun Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper, which is free with a qualifying $50 purchase. This paper coordinates with the Bubble Over stamp set and the Bottles and Bubbles Framelits. (But stock up, because it will only be available during Sale-a-Bration!) My first card features 9 of the 12 designs in a cute 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ square card.

Sampler Quilt Card by Yapha

Stamps: none
Ink: none
Paper: Calypso Coral, Basic Gray, Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits

Did you know that the smaller of the two bottle framelits cut out the bottles from this paper? Yep! Once again I didn’t use any stamps or ink on this card. (And of course I used bottles with my healthy pink drink in them!)

Bubble Over Pink Drink Card by Yapha

Stamps: none
Ink: none
Paper: Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper
Other: Bottles & Bubbles Framelits, SAB Shimmer Ribbon

For my third card, I used the layout from Freshly Made Sketches, so I finally stamped something!

Bubble Over with Happiness by Yapha

Stamps: Bubble Over
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Caltpso Coral
Paper: Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White, Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper, Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper
Other: Triple Banner Punch

Thank you for hopping with us today! Your next stop is the adorable Party Pandas on Shelley’s Blog.

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I hope that the first day of 2018 is treating you well. I have a quick and elegant New Year’s card to share with you today.

Happy 2018 by Yapha

Stamps: Great Greetings (ret.)
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Thick Whisper White, Gold Glimmer Paper
Other: Large Number Framelits, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Gold Embossing Powder

We pretty much always spend New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at home (and this year was no exception), so I am submitting this for the Global Design Project Home for the Holidays theme.

Are you setting any goals for the new year? Are they SMART goals? If you haven’t heard that acronym before, I explain it in the video below. If any of your goals or resolutions are about getting healthy, I’d be honored to partner with you on your journey. Send me an email or leave me a comment below.

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Stamp Review Crew: Bella & Friends Edition

It’s time for another  Stamp Review Crew blog hop! This time we are featuring the Bella & Friends Stamp Set. You may have just arrived from Martha Inchley’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Lou Kitzelman’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.

We have three dogs — two Great Danes and a Yellow Lab. I colored this cutie to look a bit like our Lab Daisy, because there was no way I was going to be able to make her look like a Great Dane!

Puppy Thank You by Yapha

Stamps: Bella & Friends
Ink: Archival Basic Black, So Saffron, Garden Green, Powder Pink
Paper: Powder Pink, Garden Green, Whisper White
Other: Layering Ovals Framelits, Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon

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

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Magical Unicorn Thank You for Inky Friends

One of the things I like best about my almost 11 years as a Stampin’ Up demonstrator is the friends I have made. Over the years and through the computer (and sometimes in real life), I have formed friendships with some amazing women. We have been doing blog hops for about nine years now and today we are starting a new chapter with a monthly sketch or color challenge, based on samples from the various catalogs. Here is my card for the very first challenge, using some of the gorgeous DSP from the upcoming Occasions Catalog which starts January 3rd.

Unicorn Thank You by Yapha

Stamps: Thoughtful Banners
Ink: Fresh Fig, Basic Gray, Powder Pink
Paper: Powder Pink, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper
Other: Duet Banner Punch

Here is the first sketch for the very first Inky Friends Design Challenge. I hope that you will come play along!

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