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.

Categories: Cards, Thank You | 10 Comments

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!

Categories: Cards, Thank You | 11 Comments

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.

Categories: Birthday, Cards | 8 Comments

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.

Categories: Birthday, Cards | 5 Comments

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