Bright Lotus Blossom Card

There is a great sketch challenge over at Fab Friday this week. I really like the big circle in the middle.

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I finally used my Lotus Blossom stamp set, even though I used very non-lotusy colors. This is one of the free Sale-a-Bration options and it is so easy to use! The three layers couldn’t be easier to put together since it is a photopoymer stamp set.

Lotus Blossom by Yapha

Stamps: Lotus Blossom
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Birthday Bash Designer Series Paper
Other: 2″ Circle Punch, Circle Framelits, Daffodil Delight Seam Binding

Stampin’ Up has a video on how to use this stamp set. You can see it here.

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Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals, Monthly Specials, & new Sale-a-Bration Items!

Weekly Deals

Prices good February 24- March 2, 2015. Click on the picture below to take advantage of these great deals!

Deals

 

New Sale-a-Bration Items Added!

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Starting March 1st, Stampin’ Up! will add four new choices to the list of FREE gifts from which to choose during Sale-A-Bration (an exclusive free gift for every $50 you spend, before shipping and tax).  Take a peek at what’s new!  Sale-A-Bration ends March 31.

 My Paper Pumpkin Special

Paper Pumpkin SAB

 

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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Birthday in a Box for Craft Project Central

Need to throw a birthday party in a pinch?  This bright and fun Birthday Box has everything you need…just add cake! From invitations to décor, this project has you covered.  And, when you’re box is empty, you can use it for the present!

Birthday in a Box SP

This lovely project comes to you designed by Lisa Althouse. To get the instructions for Lisa’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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You Brighten My Life Tag Card

It’s Tuesday again and that means it is time for another a great challenge over at Nacho Average Challenges. This week Tammy has a super bright color challenge for us.

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With colors like these the first thing that I thought of was that cute little light bulb in the Sale-a-Bration set, You Brighten My Life. I got even more excited when I realized that I had Crushed Curry Embossing Powder!

You Brighten My Life by Yapha

Stamps: You Brighten My Life
Ink: VersaMark, Crushed Curry, Tangelo Twist, Basic Gray
Paper: Crushed Curry, Tangelo Twist, Basic Gray, Flowerpot Designer Series Paper, Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper
Other: Ornate Tag Topper Punch, Tangelo Twist 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon, Crushed Curry 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon

I loved Brian King’s idea of creating multiple colors of stripes on this great resist paper. I used Stampin’ Write Markers to color the stripes. You’ve got a little over a month left to pick up your free Sale-a-Bration items. Don’t let it pass you by!

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Korean & English Story Time

Heidi has a great layout for us over at MDS Monday today. This one is designed to feature the day-in-a-life or week-in-a-life photographs that some people have been using to document their lives.

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I used several pictures that were taken when students from the Kyonggi School in Seoul came to visit Brentwood School for a couple weeks. When they visit the library with our fifth graders, I always like to read them Korean folktales. It gives the Kyonggi students a taste of home and our students another look at Korea. One of my favorite books, The Rabbit’s Escape by Suzanne Crowder Han, is written in both Korean and English. This year, one of their visiting teachers, Mr. Anh, read the Korean while I read the English. It was amazing!

Story time in Korean & English by Yapha

I hope that you will join us at MDS Monday this week. I can’t wait to see how you use this sketch.

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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!

Deals

 My Paper Pumpkin Special

Paper Pumpkin SAB

 

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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