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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Fabulous at 30 New Annual Catalog Blog Hop

Welcome to the Inky Friends Fabulous at 30 New Annual Catalog Blog Hop! You may have just arrived from Heidi’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Shelley’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 new background stamp, Handwritten. I love words and this is a super cute background stamp. My first card features the five new In Colors and is also a perfect card for June, which is Pride Month.

Pride Month Rainbow Handwritten Stamp by Yapha

Stamps: Handwritten
Ink: VersaMark
Paper: Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, Blueberry Bushel, Thick Whisper White
Other: White Embossing Powder

My second card uses the amazing Happy Birthday thinlet. It would also look great with the new Thank You thinlet, but unfortunately I don’t have that one just yet. (Don’t worry, it’s arriving soon!)

Happy Birthday with Handwritten Background by Yapha

Stamps: Handwritten
Ink: Melon Mambo
Paper: Melon Mambo, Powder Pink, Basic Black
Other: Happy Birthday thinlet

Thank you for hopping with us today! Your next stop is Shelley, featuring Rooted in Nature.

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Thank You in Chinese

It’s the time of year to make thank you cards for the wonderful teachers my daughter has had this year. I wanted to share a very special one with you. This is the card we made for her Mandarin teacher. It says “Xièxiè” which means thank you in Chinese. Because I didn’t have a stamp for it, my daughter wrote it with the brush end of a Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker. I thought it came out pretty amazing!

Chinese Thank You Card by Yapha

Stamps: none
Ink: Real Red, Night of Navy
Paper: Real Red, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White, Tutti-Frutti Designer Series Paper
Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Night of Navy Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon

My favorite thing about making my own cards is how easily than can be customized to suit exactly what I need! It’s kind of like the products in the Plexus line up — they can be customized into the perfect regime for each person’s particular health goals. If you are tired of being tired or you and your family spent more time sick than healthy this past winter, let’s talk. I would be honored to walk with you on this journey.

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Bubbly Bottles of Pink Drink

Summer is coming and I am ready to get back to stamping! I had to play along with these three challenges because they combined perfectly to create a card featuring my favorite pink drink!

Bubble Over by Yapha

Stamps: Bubble Over
Ink: Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Powder Pink
Paper: Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Powder Pink, Whisper White
Other: Bottles & Bubbles Framelits, Triple Banner Punch

I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches, the colors from Fab Friday, and the Bubble Over stamp set from What Will You Stamp.

The “pink drink” I mentioned above helps balance blood sugar and support a healthy glucose metabolism. If you want to know why that is important, take a look at the video I recorded below. If you would like more info on this fabulous pink drink, please send me a message or comment below.

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Life Happens, Plexus Helps

It’s time for another Inky Friends Design Challenge! This month it is a fun and bright color challenge inspired by page 63 of the Annual Catalog.

Life Happens Plexus Helps by Yapha

Stamps: Coffee Cafe
Ink: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry
Paper: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Patterns & Pieces Designer Series Paper
Other: Coffee Cup Framelits

Wait a minute, you might be thinking, doesn’t that stamp say, “Life Happens, Coffee Helps”? Well, yes, it does, but with a little bit of creativity and a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker, I can make it say what I need it to say! And I needed it to send to someone just starting out with Plexus. (If you are curious about how Plexus might help you, please message me or leave me a comment below.)

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: Truly Tailored 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 Mike Funke’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 stamp sets that coordinate with other elements, so this one was super fun because it has a matching punch AND Designer Series Paper! I love the color combo in the paper too! I made two quick and cute cards.

Lookin' Sharp by Yapha

Stamps: Truly Tailored
Ink: Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy
Paper: Tranquil Tide, Very Vanilla, True Gentleman Designer Series Paper
Other: Night of Navy 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding, Tailored Tag Punch

Dapper Day by Yapha

Stamps: Truly Tailored
Ink: Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy
Paper: Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, True Gentleman Designer Series Paper
Other: Night of Navy 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding, Layered Oval Framelits

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

Categories: Birthday, Cards, Father's Day | 9 Comments

Black & Silver Bar Mitzvah Card

We went to a really fun Star Wars themed Bar Mitzvah this past weekend. The invitation was all silver and black so I wanted to make the card match. I pulled out a couple of old stamp sets for the image and the sentiment.

Mazel Tov Bar Mitzvah card by Yapha

Stamps: L’Chaim, Jewish Celebrations
Ink: VersaMark
Paper: Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Silver Foil
Other: Layering Circles Framelits, Silver Embossing Powder

I used the layout and the grays from the Fusion Card Challenge and the “Bringing Something Back” theme from the Less is More Challenge. (I brought back two old stamp sets.)

Categories: Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Cards, Jewish | 3 Comments

Stamp Review Crew: Magical Day Edition

It’s time for another  Stamp Review Crew  blog hop! This time we are featuring the Magical Day stamp set. You may have just arrived from Tanya Boser’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Ann Schach’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 set and especially the matching paper! I was able to create for quick and cute cards by combining the two!

Magical Day set by Yapha

Stamps: Magical Day
Ink: Dapper Denim, Berry Burst
Paper: Dapper Denim, Berry Burst, Myths & Magic Designer Series Paper, Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper
Other: Layering Ovals Framelits, Berry Burst Crinkled Seam Binding, Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon (ret.)

These cards are perfect for this week’s Paper Players challenge, with the theme of “Magical.” Here’s a closer look at each of the cards. (And yes, I used retired Dapper Denim ribbon on one of them.)

Magical Day by Yapha

Magical Day by Yapha

Magical Day by Yapha

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

Categories: Birthday, Cards | 8 Comments

Inking up the Retiring In Colors Blog Hop

Welcome to the Inky Friends Inking up the Retiring In Colors Blog Hop! You may have just arrived from Betty’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Rhonda’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 a little bit sad to be showing you the lovely Peekaboo Peach that we are saying good-bye to. It is featured in the supper cute Tutti Frutti Designer Series Paper. This card also uses the soon to be retired Archival Basic Gray ink as well.

Main Squeeze

Stamps: Lemon Zest, Coffee Cafe
Ink: Basic Gray,Peekaboo Peach
Paper: Peekaboo Peach, Whisper White, Tutti Frutti Designer Series Paper
Other: 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, Coffee Cup Framelits, Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Double Stitched Ribbon

My next card is the birthday card I made for my daughter who just turned 15. It uses the retiring Number the Years stamps, which I highly recommend getting if you don’t have already! The glimmer paper came out really dark in the photo. It is much sparklier in real life.

15th birthday card by Yapha

Stamps: Number the Years
Ink: Peekaboo Peach, Bermuda Bay
Paper: Peekaboo Peach, Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper, Myths and Magic Glimmer Paper
Other: Happy Birthday Thinlets

My final card is a much simpler birthday card. The Happiest Birthday saying is one of my favorites! It is from the Cool Treats stamp set which is also retiring at the end of May.

Happiest birthday by Yapha

Stamps: Cool Treats 
Ink: Berry Burst
Paper: Peekaboo Peach, Berry Burst, Whisper White, Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper
Other: Berry Burst 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding

Thank you for hopping with us today! Your next stop is Rhonda, featuring Sweet Sugar Plum.

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Stamp Review Crew: Bubble Over Edition

It’s time for another  Stamp Review Crew blog hop! This time we are featuring the Bubble Over stamp set. You may have just arrived from Linda Callahan’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Stesha Bloodhart’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 I have made quite a few projects with it already. I decide to give this week’s tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers for a pop out explosion card a try with this set and the matching paper (which is only available for two more weeks!). This is the front of my card:

Bubble Over Card Front by Yapha

And this is the inside:

Bubble Over Card Inside by Yapha

Stamps: Bubble Over
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist
Paper: Whisper White (both thick and regular), Lemon Lime Twist, Calypso Coral, Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper, Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper
Other: 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 1 1/2″ Circle Punch, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, Envelope Punch Board

Here’s one more look at the whole thing:

Bubble Over Card by Yapha

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

Categories: Birthday, Cards | 8 Comments