Happy Birthday for Inky Friends

It has been much too long since I have played along with an Inky Friends challenge! This was an easy and fun birthday card using the 30th anniversary colors. (Except I substituted Old Olive since I couldn’t find my Mossy Meadow.)

Happiest of Birthdays by Yapha

Stamps: Balloon Celebration, Picture Perfect Birthday
Ink: Calypso Coral, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Paper: Calypso Coral, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Other: Oval Framelits

These are the colors for the challenge. I hope that you’ll play along with us! I also used the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch.

Do your New Year’s resolutions including getting healthier? Let’s talk! I have learned so much over the past three years, and I’d love to share it with you. Feel free to leave me a comment below, or send me a message anyway you choose.

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Coffee Thank You Card

Hi all! I hope those of you that celebrated had a good Christmas. I am back with another thank you card. This one uses some retired paper from the coffee themed DSP. It’s a perfect as a thank you note for coffee gift cards!

Coffee thank you by Yapha

I used the fun sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

Are you thinking about making some health changes in 2019? I am doing this Slimdown Challenge in January and I am looking for accountability partners. I would love to have you join me!

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Poppy Parade & Granny Apple Green Thank You Note

It is thank you note season! One of my favorite thank you stamps is the long retired but still gorgeous one that I used below.

Poppy Parade and Granny Apple Green Thank You by Yapha

Stamps: Another Thank You
Ink: Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green
Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White, Brights DSP
Other: Oval Framelits

I used the fun colors from this week’s Global Design Project.

Some of you may know that I partner with a health and wellness company. I am super excited to announce that we just released a new clean, plant-based, metabolism boosting, mood elevating, fat burner. How amazing does that sound? If you want more information, please feel free to message me or leave a comment below.

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Happy First Night of Hanukkah!

Tonight is the first night of Hanukkah and I was super excited to use this new Hanukkah stamp set to make the perfect card.

First Night of Hanukkah by Yapha

Stamps: Menorah’s Glow (FSJ)
Ink: Blueberry Bushel, Pineapple Punch, Basic Gray
Paper: Blueberry Bushel, Pineapple Punch, Whisper White, 2018-2020 In Colors Designer Series Paper

I used this great sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:

And yes, it’s been a while since I’ve posted a card here or even made one.  I’ve been focusing most of my energy on helping others make healthy changes in their lives. If getting healthy is going to be one of your New Year’s resolutions, I’d love to walk with you on that journey. Let’s talk.

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Happy Birthday from the Dogs

I have one more birthday card to show you that I made for Steve. This one was from the dogs! I hadn’t used my Stampin’ Blends in awhile, and I had forgotten how nice they are to color with!

Puppy Birthday card by Yapha

I used the sketch from this week’s Fusion Challenge.

I am excited to announce that I am starting up a monthly Health & Wellness newsletter. It will feature tips and tricks to living your healthiest life. If you are interested in subscribing, You can do so here. Thanks!

Happy & Healthy with Yapha

 

 

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Happy Birthday to My Favorite Woodworker!

Hi all! I have a quick card to share with you today. It’s perfect for the woodworker in your life. In my case, it’s my husband, whose birthday was yesterday. I love this pack of wood textured paper!

Woodworking Birthday by Yapha

Stamps: None
Ink: None
Paper: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack
Other: Birthday Thinlet

I’m entering this for this week’s Celebration themed challenge over at  Stampin’ Up Only Challenges.

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Handyman Tools Birthday Card

Today is my husband’s birthday, so you’ll be seeing the different cards I made him over the next few days. This one uses the now retired Nailed It bundle and the watercolor pencils, perfect for my favorite woodworker!

Wood Working Tools birthday card by Yapha

I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches, with a loose interpretation of those three lines.

I’ve been a Stampin’ Up demonstrator for over 11 years now, and I have to say I think my time with the company may be coming to an end. I really enjoyed making this card with products that are retired, without worrying about selling. As many of you know, I have turned my focus towards health and wellness. I’m going to be starting a weekly wellness newsletter. If you are interested in receiving it, please let me know. I’d love to walk with you on this journey. I’ll still be posting cards here every so often, so I hope you’ll stick around.

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Simple Marbled Thank You Card

I am so grateful to my friends who are helping me reach one of my Plexus goals that of course I made some thank you cards! I am currently on a quest to earn a cruise from Plexus. I am very close, but the end of the month is very close as well!

I had a friend reach out to me (a very smart friend, I might add) and say that she wanted to help me out, but she didn’t want any Plexus products for herself. She asked if it was possible to purchase any as a donation. And I’ve had other friends who want to help, but just aren’t in a place to purchase a qualifying order right now. After talking it over with some other smart friends, I think I figured out how to do it!

I am collecting money towards purchasing Breast Chek kits. I’ll combine the money into one large order. The kits will be donated to women in either shelters or transitional housing. (The community service coordinator at school said that she would help me find the right place or places next week.)

Breast Chek kits are actually the very first product from Plexus. It’s a really cool concept. Each kit costs $34.95. I will top off the final amount donated to make sure we get as many kits as possible. You can send money via either PayPal at http://PayPal.Me/YaphaMason or Venmo @yapha. No amount is too small, since I am combining into one (hopefully) large order.

I’ll be placing the order Monday night, August 27th, so you can donate any time before then. I hope I explained this well. Please ask any questions that you have! Now, onto the card!

Marbled Thank You Card by Yapha

Stamps: Marbled Background
Ink: Powder Pink
Paper: Powder Pink, Gray Granite, Whisper White
Other: Thank You Thinlets

Thanks for your help in reaching this goal! And yes, I am still a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator. I have found though, that my passion is with helping others regain their health.

 

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Rosh Hashanah Blog Hop 5779

Hello and welcome to our 2nd annual Rosh Hashanah Blog Hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up Demonstrators from around the world stretching our creativity to make Jewish holiday cards with Stampin’ Up products. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins Sunday night, September 9, 2018 and that is what we are focusing on for this hop. You may have just arrived from Pascale Godot’s blog, or if you are going backwards from Melissa Thomas’s blog. Maybe you are starting here! In any case, all of the blogs link in a circle so you won’t miss a single sweet idea.

I was super excited to see the new apple stamp set. It’s a very realistic one too! I paired it with the Hexagon Embossing Folder to make this Apples & Honey card. The Hebrew words wish you a a good and sweet new year. I printed them out on the computer.

Apple and Honey Rosh Hashanah Card by Yapha

Stamps: Picked for You
Ink: Lovely Lipstick, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper
Other: Hexagon Embossing Folder, Layering Circles Framelits, Square Punch

Thank you for hopping with us today! Your next stop is over at Melissa Thomas’s blog.

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Inky Friends Suite Design Blog Hop

Welcome to the Inky Friends Suite Design Blog Hop! You may have just arrived from Sara’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Betty’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 super excited to be featuring the Animal Expeditions suite. There is designer series paper, an awesome stamp set, and even framelits! I didn’t feel like coloring this week, so I decided to focus on pairing the stamps with the super cute paper. This first card uses the incredibly versatile sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. It’s a great way to highlight the designer series paper.

Hippo Thank You by Yapha

Stamps: Animal Outing
Ink: Basic Gray
Paper: Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper

For my next card, I tried a new folding technique. It was super easy, but looks really fun, which is pretty much my favorite kind. This one is called a Double Triangle Fold, and I use the tutorial at Splitcoast Stampers. This is the front:

Wild About You card by Yapha

And this is it partially open:

Wild About You (partially open) by Yapha

And I even decorated the inside on this one!

Wild About You card (open) by Yapha

Stamps: Animal Outing
Ink: Basic Gray
Paper: Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper
Other: Layering Circles Thinlets, 

Thank you for hopping with us today! Your next stop is Betty,  who is also featuring this amazing suite.

 

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