Amazing Birthday Bash Card

Happy Tuesday! Tammy has another fun sketch for us over at Nacho Average Challenges this week.


I combined the super cute Birthday Bash Designer Series Paper with the Amazing Birthday stamp set for a quick and easy birthday card.

Amazing Birthday by Yapha

Stamps: Amazing Birthday
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Mossy Meadow
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Tangelo Twist, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White
Other: 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, Banner Framelits

I hope that you will come play along with us at Nacho Average Challenges this week. I can’t wait to see what you make with this sketch.

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Road Trip Scrapbook Page for MDS Monday

Today is the last challenge for MDS Monday and I am so very sad that I put off writing this post until the last possible minute. Stampin’ Up is discontinuing My Digital Studio, and while it will still work on your computer for the time being, they will not be upgrading or supporting it after June 2nd. (The good news is that all of the downloads will be 30% off until then.) You will have until June 9th to order any prints and back up your downloads. There is some good information on the MDS Monday site about how to do this , as well as about print alternatives.

For today’s challenge, Tami has asked us to pick our favorite kit. There are a ton of great digital kits available! I was going to use Paw Parade because it is perfect for the gazillion pictures that I have of my dogs, but I ended up going with Fifty Nifty. I love that there are both stamps and punches in the shape of each state! These are great for roadtrip and vacation pictures. For today’s page, I used one of the templates that came with the kit and just popped in two pictures. It even featured the states where we took the pictures!

Road Trip Scrapbook page by Yapha


Thank you for joining us at MDS Monday. It’s been a fun run of a great challenge. I hope to see what your favorite kit is this week! I just might need to get it before MDS is gone for good.

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Thank You for Coffee!

I am grateful to work for a school community where I am appreciated. Often times, this appreciation is shown through end of the year Starbucks gift cards, so I like to have some coffee themed thank you notes to send.

Coffee Thank You by Yapha

Stamps: Perfect Blend, Sassy Salutations
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Garden Green
Paper: Blushing Bride, Garden Green, Whisper White, Flower Pot Designer Series Paper
Other: Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack

I used the soon to be retired Flower Pot designer series paper and today’s great sketch from The Paper Players.


If you love coffee like I love coffee, then this Perfect Blend stamp set is a must have. It will be discontinued after June 2nd, so grab it while you can! (And you might as well grab another cup of coffee while you’re at it…)

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Donut Gift Ensemble for Craft Project Central

When’s the last time you had a donut?  Well, it’s time you had one, or a few!  These donuts are just as yummy as the real thing and come without the guilt.  Make these delicious projects for anyone who has a sweet tooth.  The donut tutorial includes directions to make a shaker card, a donut gift box with a window, a donut mini notepad on a ring and a jumbo donut clip.  These are the yummiest donuts you can make without ever taking a bite.

Donut Gift Ensemble SP

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

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You are the Sprinkles on the Cupcake of Life

I love this new Sprinkles of Life set from the upcoming Stampin’ Up catalog which starts June 2nd. Not only is it cute and versatile, but it is the charity set, with $3 from every purchase going to the Ronald McDonald House. There’s even a matching punch!

Sprinkles of Life by Yapha

Stamps: Sprinkles of Life
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series Paper
Other: Tree Builder Punch, Brights Buttons, Whisper White Baker’s Twine

I used the versatile sketch over at Fab Friday to make this super cute card. It is totally my kind of sketch — clean, with a pop of fun!


Don’t you love how the Birthday Bash paper goes with this set? The bad news is that this paper will be discontinued as of June 2nd. The good news is that it is on sale right now as part of the Weekly Deals!

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Sunflower Birthday

There is a stunning set of colors from The Color Throwdown this week! They look like summertime to me. I combined it with the sketch from Pals Paper Arts — this was a tricky one for me.

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I decided to use not just the colors, but their inspiration photo as well. I used the Tiny Triangles embossing folder to give it more of a quilted look.

Sunflower Birthday by Yapha

Stamps: Endless Birthday Wishes
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Lost Lagoon, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Other: Blossom Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, Banner Punch, Tiny Triangles Embossing Folder

This was a fun card to make! I really like these colors together.

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Good Wishes Your Way in Saffron and Pear

There is a really pretty color challenge over at Colour Me….! this week. I paired it with the new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.

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I really like the sayings in the Lovely Amazing You stamp set. They are just so sweet and useful. Because of the way the words are arranged, however, I moved my flower to the opposite side as on the sketch.

Good Wishes by Yapha

Stamps: Lovely Amazing You, Petite Petals
Ink: Bermuda Bay, So Saffron
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Subtles Designer Series Paper
Other: Deco Labels Framelits, 2″ Circle Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Pear Pizzazz 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon, Subtle Candy Dots

This Designer Series Paper in the color patterns is being discontinued, but there are new patterns coming and they are fabulous!!

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Felt Monoprint Card & Case for Craft Project Central

This Felt Monoprint Card and Case gives you a fun new way to put your reinkers to use.  Create gorgeous original monoprints for your card fronts and for the box front!  What a great project to do with kids!  This set includes a set of eight original cards, a box to hold the cards and a gift tag if you choose to gift the set to a friend.  You an even invite a class to do felt monoprinting and let the creativity run wild!!!

Felt Monoprint Card & Case SP

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

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Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals, My Paper Pumpkin Special, & Retiring List!

Weekly Deals

Prices good  May 19-25, 2015. Click on the picture below to take advantage of these great deals!



50% Off Your First Two Months of Paper Pumpkin!

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If you haven’t tried My Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up-get 50% off your first two months.

Use the code SAVE50 to join Paper Pumpkin before June 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months!  After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

The Fine Print:

  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription.  After the first two months, the price for each month’s kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • Visit to join.
  • Enter the Promo Code, SAVE50 when you sign up.
  • New subscribers must join by Wednesday, June 10, 2015; 11:50 PM (MT).

Retiring Items While Supplies Last!



Stampin’ Up! is saying goodbye to retiring products from the 2014-2015 annual catalog, but before they do, they’re giving everyone an opportunity to order their favorites with discounts up to 50% off retail.  Retiring products will only be available until June 2, or while supplies last, so order soon to get them before they’re gone!
*Note: Due to high demand for retiring stamps, Stampin’ Up! will keep producing retiring stamps until May 26 (however, accessories are only while supplies last).

Retiring List

These lists will be updated daily by Stampin’ Up! by 4:00 PM MT to show the availability of all retiring products.  Download the PDF for a quick reference, or use the Excel file to sort the list by product name, price, page number, discount, availability, or product type.  Check back regularly to make sure you have the most up-to-date information:

Click here to go right to my online store to start shopping the retiring list.  Don’t forget that while the stamp sets will be available at least through May 26, everything else on the list is available only while supplies last so shop early for the best selection!

My Digital Studio Retiring Products

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Stampin’ Up! is also retiring My Digital Studio and all products discounted 30% off retail.  Here are the PDF and sortable lists for the retiring My Digital Studio products:

Click here to go right to my online store to start shopping the My Digital Studio retiring sale.

Stampin’ Up! 2015-16 Annual Catalog Sneak Peeks!

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While you’re waiting for your new catalogs to arrive, Stampin’ Up! has posted a few sneak peeks at some of the new items.  If you click on the photo above or here, it will open take you to a PDF with 5 pages full of new goodies!  I hope that you enjoy them!

If you want to be able to order some of the new items right now, consider joining my team as a Demonstrator!  Drop me a note if you are interested, I’d be happy to give you more details.

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Thinking of Mixed Bunch Flowers

Tammy has a great color challenge for us over at Nacho Average Challenges this week, using three of the soon-to-be retiring In Colors.


I pulled out a stamp set that is retiring as well, Mixed Bunch, along with the matching Blossom Punch. The sentiment is from Sheltering Tree, which will still be available after the new catalog starts next month. I love the font they used!

Mixed Bunch by Yapha

Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Sheltering Tree
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana
Paper: Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Other: Blossom Punch

I hope that you’ll come join us over at Nacho Average Challenges! I can;t wait to see what you make with these colors!


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