Two great new digital downloads from Stampin’ Up this week, including a super cute dog kit! It is just perfect for all if the doggie scrapbook pages I have to do! These downloads work with My Digital Studio and any other digital scrapbooking program that allows you to import PNG and JPG files, which is most graphics programs, and even Microsoft Word! Clicking on the pictures will take you right to the store to purchase these downloads. There are also usually more images of what is included in the downloads, so I strongly suggest clicking through to see them.

138037 Paw Parade Digital Kit $9.95

Download includes
* 38-piece SVG stamp brush set
*12 Designer Series Paper patterns
* 34 embellishments
* 1 punch

* Digital exclusive
* Everything you need to show off your pup and preserve the memories with man’s best friend 

Baked Brown Sugar, Basic Black, Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi

138035 The Very Bestest Digital Stamp Brush Set $8.95

Download includes
* 16-piece SVG stamp brush set

Don’t have My Digital Studio? You can download a free trial of My Digital Studio. Head over to my online store, add the free My Digital Studio trial (item 130910) to your online shopping cart. Once you check out, you will be able to download it and install it. The new, reduced price for MDS is only $19.95. It’s too good to pass up! If you only have the original MDS, you can now upgrade to the latest version for free.

You can purchase these or any other digital downloads through my online store. (Clicking on the pictures above will take you there as well.) The great news is that they are available for immediate use, with no shipping charges! Just click on Digital Crafting, then Digital Downloads, then Newest Downloads to see all of the recent additions! If you registered your copy of My Digital Studio, you may also receive end-of-the month emails from Stampin’ Up featuring that month’s digital releases.

There is a My Digital Studio tab to the top right hand corner of this blog. It is a handy reference to a variety of My Digital Studio resources, including a list of all of the downloads and a break down of the printing costs. There is also a Learning section on that includes a variety of tips and tutorials to help you on your way!

Nothing says “Thank You” or “Thinking of You”, to me, more than fresh baked bread. Even better… fresh baked bread beautifully wrapped! This week I will show you how to dress up your favorite mini loaf of bread with a beautiful bread box, oval punch bow and matching card using Stampin’Up! Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper. Perfect for spring, perfect anytime!

Gingahm Garden Gift Set

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

Do you love the Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper? If so, then good news for you! This week’s colors for the Nacho Average Challenges are pulled straight from that paper!


As I was looking through my stamp sets, I realized that these colors would make three fun drinks, just perfect for the Happy Hour stamp set.

3 Cheers for You by Yapha

Stamps: Happy Hour
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Bermuda Bay, Strawberry Slush, Crushed Curry
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Strawberry Slush, Basic Black, Whisper White, Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper
Other: Strawberry Slush Stretch Ruffle Ribbon

Did you see Stampin’ Up’s retiring list that was announced yesterday? Everything is while supplies last, so be sure to get what you want before it runs out.

Stampin’ Up! is saying goodbye to hundreds of retiring products from the 2013-2014 annual catalog. ALL products are only available while supplies last, so be sure to get your orders in early!

Dates: April 21-June 4, 2014 (all items available while supplies last)

Retiring Lists

  • Retiring Stamps (Available April 21-June 4, 2014, or while supplies last)
  • Retiring Accessories (Available April 21-June 4, 2014, or while supplies last)

Start shopping now! But wait, there is more good news!

Free Shipping from Stampin’ Up! April 21-25!

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Stampin’ Up! will be offering free shipping on all orders (expedited orders excluded) from April 21-25!!!!  No minimum order amount!!

Make this elegant gift box to anyone for any occasions, a birthday or a wedding. It can hold a gift card, jewelry, or candy. It also looks great on a desk holding office supplies. It is very easy to make and you don’t need a lot of craft supplies. You can leave it simple or add different embellishments to suit your style. Great for a stamp camp, or as a class project.

Elegant Gift Box & Card

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


It’s time again for another Stamp Review Crew blog hop! This time we are featuring the Six-Sided Sampler 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 Mike Funke’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.

My first card for you today is a baby card. These patterns, when stamped in subtles, make great quilt-like backgrounds.

Six-Sided Sampler Baby Card by Yapha

Stamps: Six-Sided Sampler, Label Love
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Other: Hexagon Punch, 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Pear Pizzazz 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon

For my second card, I tried to think outside the box a little. I came up with a graduation card. I made it in the colors of the school that I work at, but it would be super easy to switch to the the school colors of your graduate.

Six-Sided Sampler Graduation Card by Yapha

Stamps: Six-Sided Sampler, Blue Ribbon
Ink: Real Red, Night of Navy
Paper: Real Red, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Brights Core’dinations
Other: Hexagon Punch, Alphabet Press Embossing Folder, Night of Navu Stitched 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon

Thanks so much for hopping along with us today. Your next stop is over at Cindy Beach’s blog. I can’t wait to see what she has made!

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Whoo-hoo! It’s my day to have my project up on Craft Project Central for this month! I am so excited to show it to you!  Get ready for graduation season with your choice of gift card holder, money (or check) holder, and fun fold graduation cap card. Includes two graduation themed treat holders as well.

Graduation Cards & Treats

To get the instructions for this project, just subscribe to April over at Craft Project Central.  Or, you can win a free month’s subscription. Just leave me a comment on this project (not here, over at Craft Project Central) by the end of the day Wednesday, April 23rd  and I will pick one lucky winner!

Here is closer look at the cards. First, the gift card holder.

Graduation Gift Card Holder by Yapha

This card is designed for checks or cash:

Graduation Check Holder by Yapha

The third card is a fun fold just perfect for graduation.

Graduation Card by Yapha

There are also two cute treat holders in the mix. I have one more graduation card to show you. It will be a part of tomorrow’s Stamp Review Crew blog hop, so be sure to come back and see it!

Congratulations to Pals Paper Arts, which is celebrating their 200th challenge this week! That is quite the accomplishment! In addition to the sketch, they have the added challenge of creating a monochromatic card.


I chose blue as my color, and used three shades — Soft Sky, Marina Mist, and Pacific Point. To keep with that theme, I also used the Blue Ribbon stamp set.

Blue Ribbon Birthday by Yapha

Stamps: Blue Ribbon
Ink: Pacific Point, Marina Mist
Paper: Soft Sky, Pacific Point, Marina Mist, Whisper White, Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper, Brights Designer Series Paper
Other: 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch

Happy Birthday to Pals Paper Arts! I look forward to playing along with another 200 challenges!

I finally had time for a little stamping this evening. With all the Passover baking going on, I’ve spent way more time in the kitchen than the stamp room! I used this week’s sketch from Freshly Made Sketches, and put together a quick card.

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I haven’t used the Crazy, Mixed Up Love set much since Valentine’s Day, which is a shame since it is super cute. I pulled it out for this card, and used my Stampin’ Write Markers to stamp the light bulb and saying separately.

Crazy Mixed Up Love Light Bulb by Yapha

Stamps: Crazy, Mixed Up Love
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, Basic Black
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate,Whisper White, Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper
Other: 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Circle Framelits, Starburst Framelits, Bitty Banner Framelits

Mark your calendar! We have another Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop starting Sunday night. We’ll be featuring the Six-Sided Sampler. You don’t want to miss it!

These Weekly Deals are good through Monday, April 21, 2014!

Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper
Item # 130144
Regular Price: $10.95
Discounted Price: $8.21

Needlepoint Border Textured Impressions Embossing Folders
Item # 129383
Regular Price: $7.95
Discounted Price: $5.96

Adorning Accents Edgelits Die
Item # 125595
Regular Price: $9.95
Discounted Price: $7.46 

Night Of Navy 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Item # 126874
Regular Price: $4.95
Discounted Price: $3.71

Natural 5/8″ Chevron Ribbon
Item # 132982
Regular Price: $6.95
Discounted Price: $5.21

Anywhere Glue Sticks
Item # 104045
Regular Price: $3.95
Discounted Price: $2.96 

Outer Space Stampin’ Around Jumbo Wheel
Item # 126938
Regular Price: $8.50
Discounted Price: $6.38

Floral District Photobook Template – Digital Download
Item # 127211
Regular Price: $17.95
Discounted Price: $10.77 

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