Wood You Be Mine?

There is a great color challenge over at ColourQ this week. I combined it with Jaydee’s sketch at The Paper Players.

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I had to get the new Wood You Be Mine stamp set to make a Valentine for my woodworking husband. These colors were perfect!

Wood You Be Mine by Yapha

Stamps: Wood You Be Mine
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana
Paper: Crumb Cake, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Other: Burlap Ribbon, 2″ Circle Punch, Circle Framelits, Woodgrain Embossing Folder

This is such an adorable set! I see many more cards coming with it.

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Baby Star Card

There is a fun challenge over at The Friday Mashup this week. The two parts are (1) to make a baby card and (2) to use brown, aqua, and tangerine. (I’m not sure why they are no longer using Stampin’ Up color names…) I combined them both and made a baby card with Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, and Tangelo Twist.

Baby Star Card by Yapha

Stamps: Something for Baby
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Tangelo Twist, Baked Brown Sugar
Paper: Tangelo Twist, Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper
Other: Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, Baby’s First Framelits, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (star), Brayer

The great star paper is from the Sale-a-Bration pack called Irresistibly Yours. It has resist designs on it, so you can put whatever ink you want in the background and they show up. Those stars are just one of six designs that come in the pack. I used my brayer to apply Tangelo Twist ink to the background.

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Stacked with Love Notes & Treat Pouch Gift for Craft Project Central

Get ready for that someone special with this complete gift set! A simple, but sweet Note Card Box is fun and easy to make. It holds nine 3” x 3” cards and envelopes that will be easy to access, and perfect for those quick notes everyone needs to write! The Treat Pouch is the perfect companion that will hold those special goodies you want to share. And the coordinating card is simple, sweet and stunning! And, if that’s not enough… this tutorial will teach you a ribbon trick that you’ll love and use again and again!

Stacked with Love Notes & Treat Pouch Gift SP

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


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Worm Wishes

There is an interesting sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches this week. I combined it with the fun color challenge from Color Throwdown.

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There is a super cute hostess set in the Occasions Catalog. I had to get it right away, and specifically for this adorable little worm with this greeting. There is also a bird, balloon, and cake in the set.

Worm Wishes by Yapha

Stamps: Time to Celebrate
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tempting Turquoise, Pink Pirouette Blendabilities, Melon Mambo Blendabilities, Old Olive Blendabilities
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Brights Designer Series Paper
Other: Circle Framelits, 2-1/2″ Circle Punch, Brights Candy Dots

Have I mentioned how much I enjoy coloring with the Blendabilities? They are great! And now you can earn them as your free Sale-a-Bration items! HOw great is that?

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Have a Wonderful Birthday!

There is a fun challenge over at The Paper Players this week — to make a clean and simple card with the sentiment as the focal point. I combined this with the colors from Sunday Stamps.


I reached for the biggest sentiment stamp that I had. So big, in fact, that I hadn’t even used it yet. I’m taking about the You’re Wonderful photopolymer stamp.

Wonderful Birthday by Yapha

Stamps: You’re Wonderful
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red, Crumb Cake
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Brights Designer Series Paper

I stamped my image twice — once in Real Red on Whisper White and once in Black on Crumb Cake. I cut out the Crumb Cake banners and glued them over the Real Red ones. This set has so many different words that you can put in the banners. It is very versatile. Very large, but very versatile.

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Mini Baby Book Gift Set for Craft Project Central

Make this sweet “Baby Girl” mini accordion album for a friend who is expecting or has just had a baby. The mini album is perfect for scrapbooking or keeping keepsake photos. It nicely fits in a hand bag. These pieces can be mass produced easily and the greeting card can serve as the invitation or/and the baby announcement. Great for a stamp camp, or as a class project. 

Mini Baby Book Gift Set SP

This gorgeous project comes to you designed by Monika Davis. To get the instructions for Monika’s project, just subscribe to January 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 January 20 – 26, 2015. Click on the picture below to take advantage of these great deals!




  • 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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The Power of Two

Tammy has another great sketch for us over at Nacho Average Challenges this week.


I made another Valentine with it, using Real Red, Basic Black, and Gold. Can you see the gold ink around the heart and the sentiment? It’s there, just a little hard to see.


Stamps: Yippee-Skippee, Epic Alphabet
Ink: Real Red, Gold Encore
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Stacked with Love DSP
Other: Sweetheart Punch, Gold Satin Ribbon

I really like this gold and silver satin ribbon. It is so pretty and so easy to work with!

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Photo-Filled Punch Scrapbook Page

Beth has a great challenge for us over at MDS Monday today. It is to use a large punch in the middle of the page and fill it with a photo.


I used one of my pictures from this past Hanukkah in a starburst punch. This shape emphasizes the glow of the candlelight.

Hanukkah 2014 by Yapha

The background paper is from the Hanukkah Happiness digital kit. I hope you’ll come play along with us this week. I can’t wait to see what you make with this sketch.

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Blooming Perpetual Calendar for Craft Project Central

Create and hang this beautiful perpetual calendar to always keep track of what day it is. Easily update the calendar each month for years to come. Storage is provided right on the back of the frame for any extra pieces that aren’t used. So all the pieces you need are right there. Give this as a great gift for the new year with the coordinating card. This would be a wonderful class project!

Painted Blooms Perpetual Calendar SP

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

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