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!

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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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Back to School Chalkboard Card

It is back to school today for me! My summer is officially over. It was a good one though. I got plenty of stamping in and managed to meet my goal of reading 100 Newbery-eligible books. Faculty go back today, the kids don’t start until a week from tomorrow. I made today’s card is for Eve anyway, the Friday Mashup Challenge was just perfect — a school theme with your school colors. Here’s what I put together (our colors are red and blue). The finished card is 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.

Back to School Card by Yapha

Stamps: Memorable Moments, Sketched Birthday, and Tap,Tap, Tap
Ink: VersaMark, Whisper White Craft Ink
Paper: Night of Navy, Real Red, Basic Black
Other: White Embossing Powder, Real Red 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon, 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle, 1″ Circle Punch

The six is because Eve is starting 6th grade. I can’t believe it! This is the last year that she will be on the lower school campus with me. It’s amazing how fast time flies.

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Stamp Review Crew: Daydream Medallions Edition


It’s time again for another Stamp Review Crew blog hop! This time we are featuring the Daydream Medallions stamp set, which is available in wood mount, clear mount, and digital. (I will be using the digital version for my projects today.) You may have just arrived from Mike Funke’s blog, or if you are going backwards from Lisa Young’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.

The digital version of DayDream Medallions is fantastic for scrapbooking because the images make great frames for round pictures. They are easy to resize, so can be used with any size picture. Plus it is easy to turn your pictures into circles with the click of a button in My Digital Studio. I used three different frames to create this page.

Color Me Mine Scrapbook Page by Yapha

Your next stop is over to Lisa Young’s blog. I can’t wait to see what amazing projects she has! Thanks for hopping with us today.



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Clean and Simple Birthday Balloon

LeAnne has a great Clean and Simple challenge for us this week over at The Paper Players, to make a birthday card for a child.


When I saw this challenge, the first thing that popped into my mind was this great balloon card that my friend Sara made recently. I wanted to try one, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity.

Simple Balloon card by Yapha

Stamps: Bravo
Ink: Coastal Cabana
Paper: Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Other: Oval Framelits, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Strawberry Slush Thick Baker’s Twine

I hope you’ll come and play with The Paper Players this week!

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Back to School Writing Set for Craft Project Central

This is writing set is the perfect Back to School gift for any teacher’s desk! The Covered Junior Legal Pad is all set up with a convenient little spot to hold your special pencil along its edge. The Open Top Card Box holds 50 easy-to-reach-for Grid Cards for a quick note. And top off the gift with the coordinating card and wrapped up extra pencils!

Back to School Writing Set

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

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End of Summer Card

Here we are, already at the end of the summer. We just got back from our last trip, and I head back in to school on Monday, to get the library ready for the students. It’s been a great summer, full of a lot of stamping and even more reading. I thought this was the perfect card for today. I made it for one of the Dare to Get Dirty challenges over at Splitcoast Stampers.

End of Summer Whale card  by Yapha

Stamps: Just Sayin’
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Maritime Designer Series Paper
Ink: Night of Navy, Coastal Cabana
Other: Real Red 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon, Word Bubble Framelits

Hope your summer was great too! Now I’m ready to get started on the fall cards!

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The Open Sea Ensemble for Craft Project Central

This set is perfect way to celebrate the ocean lovers in your life. They will love the nautical theme!  This set includes a gift box, card, and banner.  The pillow box has a window view of a ship at sea and there’s room for a gift card or small gift.  Continue the theme with the coordinating banner.

The Open Sea Ensemble

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

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