Berry Basket Gift Set for Baby for Craft Project Central

This berry basket is full of handmade goodies that will make a new mom smile, including a decorative door knob hanger to remind guests that baby is sleeping, a coordinating piece of art for baby’s room, and an adorable mini card to give best wishes for the new baby. These items are set in a cute berry basket that can also be used to store baby mementos! This is a one of a kind gift set!

Berry Basket Gift Set for Baby SP

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

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Whimsical Hot Air Balloon

There is another fun combo challenge over at The Friday Mashup this week. It is to use their sketch and make a flight-themed project. I combined that with this week’s colors from the Colour Me challenge.

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The hostess set in the Occasions catalog has a hot-air balloon stamp in it (in addition to this adorable worm). I decided to use that, and paired it with the Beach House Washi tape that has two of the three colors in the challenge.

Hot Air Balloon by Yapha

Stamps: Time to Celebrate
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, So Saffron, Pool Party, Real Red
Paper: So Saffron, Whisper White, Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper
Other: Beach House Washi Tape

I sponged the Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper with Pool Party ink for a softer and more varigated look. I don’t know if those are supposed to be clouds or flowers, but the sure look like clouds to me! Don’t forget, the Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper is available only until the end of March, and is free with your $50 purchase.

 

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You Rock!

I love this week’s sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. I never think of putting things on an angle, but I always love how they look when I do.

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I’ve been wanting to make a card with the realistic rock paper from the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper stack and the saying “You Rock” since I saw Brian King do it. (I think it was Brian…) This sketch was just perfect for that!

You Rock by Yapha

Stamps: Crazy About You
Ink: Island Indigo, Basic Gray
Paper: Basic Gray, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack
Other: 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, 2″ Circle Punch

Over the last two and a half months I have lost 28 pounds using the Take Shape for Life plan. It’s the first thing I’ve tried that really works and keeps me motivated enough to stick to it. I have someone joining me on this journey, and I wanted to have a card ready to keep him inspired as well. This “You Rock” card will be perfect for that.

(P.S. If you want more info on Take Shape for Life, let me know.)

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Drawer Treat Box & Greeting Card for Craft Project Central

Make this cascading Drawer Treat Box for your crafty friend. Fill it with treats, craft embellishments, needle work supplies or/and office supplies and make your friend’s day. After emptying this little treat ‘heaven’ it can be re-filled and re-used over and over again. It is the perfect desk accessory. Learn how to add a water color look to your flowers without being an artist, and find out how you can Partial Die-Cut with your dies.  Great for a stamp camp, or as a class project.

Drawer Treat Box & Greeting Card SP

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

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Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals & Monthly Specials

Weekly Deals

Prices good February 17-23, 2015. Click on the picture below to take advantage of these great deals!

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 My Paper Pumpkin Special

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For the first time ever, Stampin’ Up! has lowered the price of the 3 month prepaid subscription. During Sale-A-Bration (January 6-March 31) you  can save money and instantly qualify for a FREE product!
Why did they choose to discount the 3 month subscription? Because all good things come in threes! Here are three things we know you’ll love.
  1. Save $5.00 on your subscription.
  2. The price point instantly qualifies for a FREE Sale-A-Bration product.
  3. Skip to the fun for three months with all the stamps, ink, and paper ready to go for amazing papercrafting projects.

Sale-a-Bration!

  • Shop: Earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 you spend (before shipping and taxes) between January 6 and March 31.
  • Host: Host/Hostess Benefits are great during Sale-A-Bration.  If you place an order or host a workshop during Sale-a-bration where the total reaches $250, you will get an additional $25 in Host Dollars/Hostess Cash to spend!
  • Join: It’s a great time to join Stampin’ Up! as a new demonstrator!  New demonstrators can choose one of the following limited-time Sale-A-Bration offers when joining between January 6 and March 31:
    • Option #1: Receive a FREE Simply Created Project Kit from the occasions catalog with your Starter Kit
    • Option #2: Receive 2 FREE Sale-A-Bration items of your choice with your Starter Kit.

Let me know if you have any questions about Sale-A-Bration or joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator.

 

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Book Box Card Set for Craft Project Central

This is an easy and attractive way to store a set of cards on any desk or shelf. The card box is shaped like a book with two pockets inside. One pocket holds eight cards and the other pocket holds eight envelopes. The card set includes two card designs, four of each design. The book box is held closed with a ribbon tied into a bow. The box and cards are made with the Sheltering Tree Stamp Set, Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper, and the Best Year Ever Accessory Pack. This would make a great card class, too.

Book Box Card Set SP

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

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Thinking of You with Petal Potpourri

Happy Tuesday! I hope you enjoyed the long weekend. Tammy has a great sketch for us today over at Nacho Average Challenges. It’s a great opportunity to break out those flower punches!

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I combined the Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper with the flower from Petal Potpourri that matched the watercolorness (that should be a word, right?) of the paper.

Thinking of You with Petal Potpourri by Yapha

Stamps: Petal Potpourri, Sheltering Tree
Ink: Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper
Other: Flower Medallion Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Oval Framelits, Banner Framelits

I hope that you will come and play with us this week! I’d love to see what you make with this sketch.

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Ladybug Scrapbook Page

Did you have fun playing in MDS Monday’s 100th challenge? I hope so! Now we are on to MDS Monday #101. Tami has a great sketch for us.

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I dug deep into the archives and I found these super cute pictures from 10 years ago. We bought some of the ladybugs that are for gardens at Home Depot and brought them up to Eve’s daycare so they could see the ladybugs up close. They loved them!

Ladybugs by Yapha

I hope you will come play with us at MDS Monday this week. This is a great sketch!

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Stamp Review Crew: Wondrous Wreath Edition

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It’s time again for another Stamp Review Crew blog hop! This time we are featuring the Wondrous Wreath stamp set, which is available in Photopolymer and Digital. I will be using the Digital version.  You may have just arrived from Tanya Boser’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Jennifer Timko’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.

One of the things that I love about using the digital version of these stamps is the ability to drastically increase the size. On this scrapbook page I used the wreath and the separate leaves to fill almost the entire background. Truthfully, I’m not really into wreaths, but this look echoed the fall leaves on the tree in the photograph.

Back to School Scrapbook page by Yapha

It’s hard to see in the picture, but Eve is pointing to the leaf with her name on it. One of the women I work with decorates the library like this with every student’s name to welcome them back to school. Each tree is a different grade. Isn’t that amazing?

Thank you for hopping with us today! Your next stop is over at Jennifer Timko’s Blog.

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All About That Easel Base for Craft Project Central

Easels are easy, and they add interest (and convenience) to a variety of projects.  This ensemble features a handy calendar stand with a pocket for note paper that would dress up any desk.  There are two greeting cards—the first one features four easel panels to display four mini stamped creations—art and/or sentiment—and would make a pretty conversation piece.  The second card features a fun twisted easel.  Lastly, the generously-sized gift box (drawer style) has an attached greeting card with its own easel and a subtle, elegant decorative design.

All About That Easel Base SP

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

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