Digital Scrapbook Page and Some Exciting News

I have some super exciting news today! As you know, I love digital scrapbooking and playing along with the MDS Monday challenges. I have not only used their great sketches, but also learned many new  tricks and techniques. I am excited to announce that I will be joining their design team, starting with today’s sketch! Whoo-hoo!! I am honored and excited! This week, we have a fun sketch from Holly, as well as the challenge to use an overlay on the page.


My husband’s sister and her family live in Pittsburgh, so Eve doesn’t get to see her cousins that often. When they came into town this summer, I made a point to get pictures of my in-laws with all three of their grandchildren.

MDS page by Yapha

That fun font is called Lobster. I found it on Pinterest, of course. I hope that you will come play along with this challenge. I can’t wait to see what you make with this sketch!

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Apples & Honey for Rosh Hashanah

School starts this week and that means that Rosh Hashanah can’t be that far behind! I used Jaydee’s fun sketch at The Paper Players to make a Rosh Hashanah card. That circle in the middle was perfect for my punch art apple.


I love these sheets of Hello Honey honeycomb paper in the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack. Could they be any more perfect for Rosh Hashanah cards? I don’t think so. I used the third smallest Heart Framelit to make my apple.

Apple & Honey Rosh Hashanah card by Yapha

Stamps: Rotary Alphabet Stamp
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Hello Honey
Paper: Hello Honey, Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Other: Hearts Framelits, Flower Fair Framelits, Bird Punch, Banner Framelits, Curly Label Punch, Regals Buttons, Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine

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

Categories: Cards, Jewish, Rosh Hashanah, The Paper Players | 11 Comments

Elegant Greeting Card Set & Box for Craft Project Central

Nothing makes a better present than a set of hand-made greeting cards. Make this elegant set with a matching carrying ‘case’ and your present will be a hit!   Great for a stamp camp, or as a class project.

Elegant Greeting Card Set & Box

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

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Birthday Tag

I have a double challenge for you today. It’s been a while since I managed to pull one of those off! I used this week’s sketch from Pals Paper Arts and the colors from Colour Me…!

PPA216      ClorMe

I decided to do the reverse of what I usually choose, and I put the designer series paper on the outside and the solid card stock on the inside. I think that this allows the tag to stand out better. I embossed the card stock, though, to give it a little more visual interest.

Birthday tag card by Yapha

Stamps: Endless Birthday Wishes
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Lost Lagoon, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe
Paper: Lost Lagoon, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack
Other: Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Crisp Cantaloupe Thick Baker’s Twine, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder

I really like stamping with the Photopolymer stamp sets. They make exact placement so easy!

Categories: Birthday, Cards | 8 Comments

Polka Dot Baby Quilt Card

Wow, what a week! It was my first week back at work, and it was crazy busy with all kinds of faculty meetings and other planning. I just have time for a quick post, sorry it is so late! This is another one of the cards that I made over the summer for Splitcoast’s Dare to Get Dirty challenges.

Polka Dot Baby Quilt Card by Yapha

Stamps: Good Greetings
Paper: Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzaz, So Saffron, Whisper White, Subtles Designer Series Paper
Ink: Blushing Bride, Soft Sky
Accessories: Square Collection Framelits, Hexagon Punch, Blushing Bride 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon, Bitty Banner Framelits

I found out how you can earn this fabulous Good Greetings set for free. Beginning Aug. 28, you will be able to earn an exclusive Good Greetings Stamp Set when your party reaches $300-that’s in addition to the other exciting benefits! Let me know when you want to schedule YOUR party!

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Fall Fest Pumpkins

There is a super cute sketch from Linda over at Freshly Made Sketches this week. I love how much open space there is!

FMS Final 150-001

Stampin’ Up’s Holiday Catalog starts one week from today, and we demonstrators have been able to play with some of the new products already. I couldn’t resist using the new pumpkins and their matching framelits for this card, plus some of the fantastic new designer series paper.

Fall Fest Pumpkins by Yapha

Stamps: Fall Fest
Ink: Tangerine Tango
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Mossy Meadow, Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper
Other: Fun Fall Framelits, Mossy Meadow Stitched Satin Ribbon

Are you wishing you could get your stamp sets earlier? There’s a sign-up special going on this week only! You can find more information here.

Categories: Cards, Halloween, Thanksgiving | 5 Comments

Flashback Envelope Mini Album for Craft Project Central

This fun mini album is made out of envelopes!  These mini albums are easy to put together and a perfect way to show off your photos!  Or you could pair it up with the coordinating greeting card and give away as a great gift!

Flashback Envelope Mini Album

This cute project comes to you designed by Laurie Zoellmer.  To get the instructions for Laurie’s project, just subscribe to August 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 and Monthly Specials

Here’s your round-up of all of the current Stampin’ Up specials! Let me know if you have any questions.

Weekly Deals

Prices good August 19-25, 2014. Click on the picture below to take advantage of these great deals!


Sign Up Special Coming!

For one week only–August 21-28–new demonstrators will receive $150 worth of products in their Starter Kit for just $99! Contact me for more details, or visit the sign up page.

Big Shot & Bundles

Buy a Big Shot and get a free bundle below OR  Buy a discounted bundle below at a 15% discount.



Item Number

Stamp Set


Discounted Price

Sumthin’ with Bubbly Words Bundle WM


Sumthin’ Sumthin’

Word Bubbles


Sumthin’ with Bubbly Words Bundle CM


Sumthin’ Sumthin’

Word Bubbles


Decorative Goodies Bundle WM


Oh My Goodies

Deco Labels Collection


Decorative Goodies Bundle CM


Oh My Goodies

Deco Labels Collection


Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle WM


Day of Celebration

Chalk Talk


Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle CM


Day of Celebration

Chalk Talk


Flowery Daydream Bundle WM


Daydream Medallions

Floral Collection


Flowery Daydream Bundle CM


Daydream Medallions

Floral Collection


Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle WM


Bright & Beautiful



Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle CM


Bright & Beautiful



Paper Pumpkin

If you haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up–get 50% off your first two months. 


Offer Dates: July 16, 2014–September 10, 2014

Offer Details: Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! That’s only $9.97 + tax!  After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).  (Offer not available on prepaid subscriptions.) Click here to subscribe today!

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Lost Lagoon Hardwood

Some challenges are more challenging than others, and this seemingly simple sketch for this week’s Nacho Average Challenges was a little bit tricky for me.


I really like the cards that I have seen with the Hardwood stamp used in shades of blue. So I looked up Lost Lagoon in my color coach and found a combination that paired it with Pink Piroutte and Rich Razzleberry. This card came together pretty easily from there.

Hardwood & Flowers by Yapha

Stamps: Flower Shop, Hardwood, Itty Bitty Banners
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pink Pirouette, Lost Lagoon
Paper: Lost Lagoon, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Other: Pansy Punch, Bitty Banner Framelits

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

Categories: Cards, Nacho Average Challenges | 3 Comments

Back to School Teacher Gift for Craft Project Central

We all know how fun and intimidating the start of a new school year can be for both the student and the teacher. Why not start off on a good note with your child’s teacher and present them with a Start of School Gift Box full of fun things for the teacher to use for herself! Add a handmade card and you are done.

Back to School Teacher Gift

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

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