Rainbow Birthday Card

Tammy has a really fun sketch for us over at Nacho Average Challenges this week, with a multiple line sentiment.


As soon as I saw this, I immediately thought of the “Happy, happy, happy, happy birthday” stamp in the Amazing Birthday stamp set. I use my Stamp-a-ma-jig to add a couple more happys, as well as to gold emboss the last couple of lines so that I could have gold at the end of the rainbow.

Rainbow Birthday Card by Yapha

Stamps: Amazing Birthday
Ink: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Pacific Point, Elegant Eggplant, Versamark, Soft Sky
Paper: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Gold Foil
Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Speech Bubble Framelits

I used one of the Speech Bubble Framelits as a mask, and sponged Soft Sky ink around it to make the cloud background. I hope that you will come play with us this week. I can’t wait to see what you make with this sketch!

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Butterfly Mobile & Card for Craft Project Central

Make this sweet butterfly mobile to decorate your craft room or give it away as a special present to a sweet friend who likes butterflies. It’s easy to change the theme and make this mobile for a baby shower or as a wedding decoration. Great for a stamp camp or as a class project.

Butterfly Mobile

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

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Erie Canal Scrapbook Page

Happy Monday! The good news is that it is time for another MDS Monday challenge. Tara has a fun sketch for us, with the additional challenge to use white/vanilla/ivory as the main colors, but a ‘pop’ or two of one other color.


I used some Marina Mist and tiny bit of Basic Gray along with the Very Vanilla for this page.

Erie Canal Scrapbook Page by Yapha

I hope that you will come play with us this week over at MDS Monday!

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Stamp Review Crew: Truly Grateful Edition


It’s time again for another Stamp Review Crew blog hop! This time we are featuring the Truly Grateful stamp set, which is available in wood mount, clear mount, and digital. (I will be using the rubber version for my projects today.) You may have just arrived from Wendy Weixler’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Cindy Beach’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 Truly Grateful stamp set! In addition to some fun Thanksgiving type images, it also has some great wood pieces that can be used anytime, especially if you have a woodworker in your life like I do! Today I have a cute little gift box, that I made with the new Gift Box Punch Board. This is super easy to use, but I do recommend watching the video before you get started.

Truly Grateful Box by Yapha

Stamps: Truly Grateful
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Hello Honey, Very Vanilla
Other: Gift Box Punch Board, Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Mossy Meadow Stitched Satin Ribbon, Baked Brown Sugar Twine

Here is a picture of the opposite side of the box.

Truly Grateful Box by Yapha

I scored it first, then stamped before I folded it. This is what it looked like after stamping.

Truly Grateful Box by Yapha

And finally, here is a closer look at the tag.

Truly Grateful Tag by Yapha

Thank you for hopping with us today! Your next stop is over at  Cindy Beach’s Blog.



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From Our Home to Yours

Who’s ready for another fun Fall color challenge? I know I am loving these! Have I mentioned that it is ridiculously hot here? Well it is. So I am bringing whatever crisp Fall weather in that I can through stamping! This week Anne Marie has a great color challenge for us over at The Paper Players.


I just got my backordered Holiday Home set, so I had to use it for this challenge. I love those cute houses! How awesome is it that they have matching Framelits? (Even though I didn’t use it on this card.)

From Our Home to Yours by Yapha

Stamps: Holiday Home
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Baked Brown Sugar, Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Blackberry Bliss, Very Vanilla, Color Me Autumn
Other: Burlap Ribbon

I hope that you will come play along with us! I can’t wait to see what you make with these colors!

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Yes, It’s Another Fall Leaf Card

It’s going to be in the 100s for the next few days here in Los Angeles (ugh!) so how could I resist these great Fall themed challenges for The Friday Mashup and The Paper Players?

FM177    PPA219

I tried something new with my leaf this time. (Well, new to me, anyway.) I covered a piece of Crushed Curry with Washi Tape, and then die cut my leaf. You can’t really see the Crushed Curry through it, but it does make the lines look less white.

Washi Tape Fall Leaf Card by Yapha

Stamps: And Many More
Ink: Always Artichoke, Crushed Curry
Paper: Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla
Other: Color Me Autumn Washi Tape, Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Circle Framelits, Starburst Framelits, Bitty Banner Framelits, Woodgrain Embossing Folder

I hope you are having a lovely Autumn wherever you are, and if you could send some of that weather this way, it would be much appreciated!

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“For All Things” Fall Gift Set for Craft Project Central

This Fall Gift Set will be a great seasonal surprise for any recipient! The Decorative Kerr Jar is filled with pistachios, but can be filled with any special treat. The coordinating Kraft Journal, of course accompanied by a Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Write Marker, is great for making lists or journaling thoughts. And the coordinating card is a must to top off the gift!

Fall Gift Set

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

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Gold Glimmer Fall Leaf

There is a nice, clean sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches this week, with the perfect spot for one die cut shape.

FMS Final 153-001

I must have fall on the brain (which is strange since it is in the high 90s here), because I took one look at that shape and thought, “Leaf!” I didn’t even end up using any stamps or ink on my card.

Gold Glimmer Fall Leaf by Yapha

Paper: Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Gold Glimmer Paper
Other: Color Me Autumn Washi Tape, Gold Baker’s Twine, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Autumn Accents Bigz Die

I put the Washi Tape on after I embossed the Very Vanilla piece. If you put it on first, it would give you a different look. Maybe I will try that next time.

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Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals, Monthly Specials, & new Photopolymer Stamp Set!

Here’s your round-up of all of the current Stampin’ Up specials! Please let me know if you have any questions.

The Holiday Catalog is Here!

You can shop online or view the catalog PDF. Let me know if you want a hard copy. If you have purchased from in the past 12 months, you should have received one in the mail.

Weekly Deals

Prices good September 9-15, 2014. Click on the picture below to take advantage of these great deals!



New Photopolymer Stamp Set — You’re Wonderful

You're Wonderful

You’ve got lots of wonderful people in your life, and the You’re Wonderful Photopolymer Stamp Set will help you tell them so! This 18-piece set gives you tons of options to help you match the perfect sentiment with the occasion and recipient of your choice.



Paper Pumpkin — Last Day for 50% off 2 Months!

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


Offer Dates: July 16, 2014–September 10, 2014

Offer Details: Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! That’s only $9.97 + tax!  After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).  (Offer not available on prepaid subscriptions.) Click here to subscribe today!

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“Something for Baby” Gift Ensemble for Craft Project Central

The next time you receive an invitation to a baby shower, just whip up an ensemble like this.  The shadow box frame makes a pretty decoration for a nursery, and the greeting card has an interior pocket to hold an envelope filled with cash or a gift card.

Something for Baby Gift Ensemble

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

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