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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Wishing You Success

It’s time for another Inky Friends Design Challenge! This month it is a color challenge from p. 119 of the Annual Catalog! I had a hard time finding any DSP to go with these four colors, so I made my own background paper using the dotted circle stamp from Balloon Celebrations.

Wishing you Sucess by Yapha

Stamps: Sunny Days, Balloon Celebrations
Ink: Grapefruit Grove, Old Olive, Night of Navy, Soft Suede
Paper: Soft Suede, Old Olive, Whisper White
Other: Layering Ovals Framelits, Burlap Ribbon

Below are the colors and the inspiration from the catalog. I hope that you will come play along with us! I also used this week’s CASE the Designer inspiration from Global Design Project. I pretty much just used the layout.

 

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Stamp Review Crew: Lemon Zest Edition

It’s time for another  Stamp Review Crew blog hop! This time we are featuring the Lemon Zest stamp set. You may have just arrived from Lou Kitzelman’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Lauren Alarid’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.

I love this stamp set and the matching punch (even though I didn’t use it on this card.) It doesn’t have to be used for only lemons, though, the slices can be used for any type of citrus. In the card below, I created a blood orange, a lemon, and a lime.

Live with Zest card

Stamps: Lemon Zest
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Pineapple Punch, Granny Apple Green, Basic Black
Paper: Pineapple Punch, Whisper White, Reagals 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper
Other: 1 3/4″ Circle Punch

I used my Stampin’ Write markers to color the saying, and that way I was also able to leave out the word “it.” Curious why these three citrus fruits? I was mimicking the design on the package of the new Hunger Control Slim! I think it came out pretty close! (If you want more info on this or any of the other great Plexus products, please let me know.)

Slim HUnger Control Card by Yapha

Thank you for hopping with us today! Your next stop is over at Lauren Alarid’s Blog. I can’t wait to see what she made!

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Carnival of Colors Blog Hop

Welcome to the Inky Friends Carnival of Colors Blog Hop Catalog Blog Hop! You may have just arrived from Sara’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Mary’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 Lovely Lipstick, one of the great new In Colors! It is a gorgeous red with just a hint of pink. My first cards are a quick and easy set of thank you notes featuring the In Color 6″ x 6″ paper. I love that these patterns are available in all of the Stampin’ Up colors.

Lovely Lipstick Thank You Notes by Yapha

Stamps: none
Ink: none
Paper: Lovely Lipstick, Basic Black, In Color 2018-2020 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper
Other: Thank You Thinlet

My second card uses the new Picked for You stamp set, with the four step apple stamp. I am grateful for the little notch in the photo polymer that makes these easy to line up! (I also like the optical illusion created with the wood paper and my wood counter top!)

Terrific to the Core by Yapha

Stamps: Picked for You
Ink: Lovely Lipstick, Cherry Cobbler, So Safron, Soft Suede
Paper: Lovely Lipstick, Very Vanilla, Watercolor Paper, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper
Other: Lovely Lipstick 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Stitched Shapes Framelits

My final card uses the Sunny Days stamp set. I love the sentiments in this set, and paired with the images they are just perfect for my Plexus business. This card is for one of my downline. (Curious about Plexus supplements? Let me know! They’ve changed my life. Seriously.) That light pink color in my pink drink is Lovely Lipstick diluted with an aquapainter.

Make Your Dreams Happen by Yapha

Stamps: Sunny Days
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Lovely Lipstick, Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Suede, Call Me Clover
Paper: Lovely Lipstick, Whisper White, Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper
Other: Lovely Lipstick 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Layering Ovals Framelits

Thank you for hopping with us today! Your next stop is Mary, featuring Mango Melody.

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Wishing You Sunny Days Ahead

It’s time for another Inky Friends Design Challenge! This month it is a sketch challenge from p. 48 of the Annual Catalog! This one was definitely a challenge for me, as I don’t usually use layers like this. But I did it! And you can too. I hope you will come play along with us.

Wishing You Sunny Days Ahead

Stamps: Sunny days
Ink: Call Me Clover, Crushed Curry, Pool Party
Paper: Call Me Clover, Pool Party, Whisper White, Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper, Regals 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits

Below is the sketch and the inspiration from the catalog. I hope that you will come play along with us!

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Stamp Review Crew: Animal Outing Edition

It’s time for another  Stamp Review Crew blog hop! This time we are featuring the Truly Tailored stamp set. You may have just arrived from Charlet Mallett’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Tanya Boser’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.

How cute are these animals? And I love the puns! This is a quick thank you card that I made.

Animal Outing Rhino Thank You by Yapha

Stamps: Animal Outing
Ink: VersaMark, Basic Gray, Berry Burst
Paper: Basic Gray, Berry Burst, Whisper White, Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper
Other: Black Embossing Powder, Layering Circles Thinlets, Berry Burst 3/8″ Mini Ruffled Ribbon

Thank you for hopping with us today! Your next stop is over at Tanya Boser’s Blog. I can’t wait to see what she made!

Have you been following my Plexus journey? Did you know that THREE new products were been released in the last month? Let me know if you want more information. They are too good not to share!

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