From Our Home to Yours

Who’s ready for another fun Fall color challenge? I know I am loving these! Have I mentioned that it is ridiculously hot here? Well it is. So I am bringing whatever crisp Fall weather in that I can through stamping! This week Anne Marie has a great color challenge for us over at The Paper Players.


I just got my backordered Holiday Home set, so I had to use it for this challenge. I love those cute houses! How awesome is it that they have matching Framelits? (Even though I didn’t use it on this card.)

From Our Home to Yours by Yapha

Stamps: Holiday Home
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Baked Brown Sugar, Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Blackberry Bliss, Very Vanilla, Color Me Autumn
Other: Burlap Ribbon

I hope that you will come play along with us! I can’t wait to see what you make with these colors!

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Yes, It’s Another Fall Leaf Card

It’s going to be in the 100s for the next few days here in Los Angeles (ugh!) so how could I resist these great Fall themed challenges for The Friday Mashup and The Paper Players?

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I tried something new with my leaf this time. (Well, new to me, anyway.) I covered a piece of Crushed Curry with Washi Tape, and then die cut my leaf. You can’t really see the Crushed Curry through it, but it does make the lines look less white.

Washi Tape Fall Leaf Card by Yapha

Stamps: And Many More
Ink: Always Artichoke, Crushed Curry
Paper: Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla
Other: Color Me Autumn Washi Tape, Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Circle Framelits, Starburst Framelits, Bitty Banner Framelits, Woodgrain Embossing Folder

I hope you are having a lovely Autumn wherever you are, and if you could send some of that weather this way, it would be much appreciated!

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“For All Things” Fall Gift Set for Craft Project Central

This Fall Gift Set will be a great seasonal surprise for any recipient! The Decorative Kerr Jar is filled with pistachios, but can be filled with any special treat. The coordinating Kraft Journal, of course accompanied by a Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Write Marker, is great for making lists or journaling thoughts. And the coordinating card is a must to top off the gift!

Fall Gift Set

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

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Gold Glimmer Fall Leaf

There is a nice, clean sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches this week, with the perfect spot for one die cut shape.

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I must have fall on the brain (which is strange since it is in the high 90s here), because I took one look at that shape and thought, “Leaf!” I didn’t even end up using any stamps or ink on my card.

Gold Glimmer Fall Leaf by Yapha

Paper: Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Gold Glimmer Paper
Other: Color Me Autumn Washi Tape, Gold Baker’s Twine, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Autumn Accents Bigz Die

I put the Washi Tape on after I embossed the Very Vanilla piece. If you put it on first, it would give you a different look. Maybe I will try that next time.

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Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals, Monthly Specials, & new Photopolymer Stamp Set!

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

The Holiday Catalog is Here!

You can shop online or view the catalog PDF. Let me know if you want a hard copy. If you have purchased from in the past 12 months, you should have received one in the mail.

Weekly Deals

Prices good September 9-15, 2014. Click on the picture below to take advantage of these great deals!



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.



Paper Pumpkin — Last Day for 50% off 2 Months!

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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“Something for Baby” Gift Ensemble for Craft Project Central

The next time you receive an invitation to a baby shower, just whip up an ensemble like this.  The shadow box frame makes a pretty decoration for a nursery, and the greeting card has an interior pocket to hold an envelope filled with cash or a gift card.

Something for Baby Gift Ensemble

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

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Hugs & Kisses for Baby Card

It is time for another great Color Challenge from Tammy over at Nacho Average Challenges. Isn’t this a sweet trio of colors?


I immediately thought of babies when I saw it — I think it was the Coastal Cabana and Crisp Cantaloupe together. I pulled out my Baby’s First Framelits set, and put this card together quickly and easily. This would be easy to reproduce many of, if you are looking to make either a baby shower gift or invitations.

Hugs & Kisses for Baby by Yapha

Stamps: Good Greetings
Ink: Coastal Cabana
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, Brights Designer Series Paper, 2013-2015 Designer Series Paper
Other: Baby’s First Framelit, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack

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

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I {Heart} Biscuit Scrapbook Page

Happy Monday! Beth has a great challenge for us this week over at MDS Monday. Not only is there a fun sketch, but the challenge to make the page about something we love.

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I decided to make the page about our yellow lab, Biscuit. I have so many ridiculously cute pictures of him over the years that was hard to narrow down to just four.

I {heart} Biscuit Digital Scrapbook Page by Yapha

I used the adorable Paw Parade digital kit. If you are scrapbooking pictures of dogs, this kit is a must! The colors are super fun too. I hope that you will come play with us at MDS Monday this week. I can’t wait to see what you make!

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Thankful for Fall Leaves

Happy Sunday! It is time for another Paper Players challenge, and this week Ann has a theme challenge for us!


I love fall. The crisp air. The gorgeous leaves. My birthday. Unfortunately, here in Southern California we don’t really get a true fall, so I’m forced to paper craft my own fall leaves. I crumpled up each of the die cut leaves and then smoothed them out to add a leafy texture.

Thankful for Fall Leaves by Yapha

Stamps: Good Greetings, Hardwood
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Bitty Banner Framelits

I hope that you will come join us at The Paper Players. I can’t wait to see what Fall cards you make!

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Mad Hatter Tea Party Decor for Craft Project Central

If you are looking for a unique theme for an upcoming Birthday, Baby, or Wedding Shower this Mad Hatter décor and favor box might be just what you’re looking for!  This set comes with a little playing card matchbox that is just large enough to hold a tea bag for each guest, a Mad Hatter’s hat, and a tea cup full of red, white, and “painted” red roses (to mimic the line from the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland: “Who has been painting my roses red?”).

Mad Hatter Tea Party Decor

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

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