Happy Birthday to My Mom!

My mom’s birthday is coming up this week, so of course I made a yellow card to send out to her! (Mom, if you are reading this, you may want to close it down now not to ruin the surprise. Or not. Your choice.)

Yellow birthday by Yapha

I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and the colors from Just Add Ink.

Have you been following my health journey? Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? I have some good news if you’d like to save money while you increase your energy and improve your gut health, but only if you live in the US, Canada, Australia or New Zealand. Send me an email, and I’ll fill you in on the details. (And I have no idea what happened to Canada in the picture below.)

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Happy 16th Birthday!

It has been quite a while since I’ve made a card, but I couldn’t let my daughter’s 16th birthday pass without making her a special one! It’s hard to tell in the picture, but the 16 is cut out of glimmer paper.

16th birthday card

I used this week’s great sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch. I used the confetti design already in the DSP for the patterned corner.

I’m so glad that the weather is getting warmer, but not that my summer clothes are tighter than I’d like. A couple friends and I are putting together a “jump start your weight loss” group, to lose a few pounds and inches before summer is in full swing. It will include support, inspiration, meal plans, and prizes!

In addition to healthy recipes and exercise, we’ll be using two awesome supplements — a drink that stabilizes your blood sugar and keeps you feeling full longer; and a fat burning, mood enhancing, metabolism booster — as well as once a day, super yummy protein shakes.

If you are interested in more information, let me know.  You can comment here or send me an email to yapha@yahoo.com

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Happy Tails for the Inky Friends

Welcome to the Inky Friends All-Occasions Blog Hop! You may have just arrived from Mickey’s Blog, or if you are going backwards from Sharleen’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 Happy Tails stamp set and punch. I’ve been wanting a dog set that actually looked like one of my dogs for quite awhile now, and I’m even more excited to have a punch with it! For my first card I paired it with the All My Love designer series paper, and stamped little paw prints on the hearts to match the sentiment.

Paw Print Card by Yapha

For the second card I only used the punch to make this simple silhouette card. It could be a Valentine for the dog or from the dog, whichever you prefer.

Dog Silhouette card by Yapha

Thank you for hopping with us today! Your next stop is Sharleen,  who is featuring Bloom by Bloom.

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Picture Perfect Thank You Note

Here’s another quick thank you note, using up some retired items.

Picture Perfect Thank You by Yapha

It’s a little hard to see, but that is Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper. It adds some nice sparkle in real life. I used the great sketch from Fab Friday for this.

Only two more days and I get to try this amazing supplement!! I’m so excited, especially after reading what Rachel says below. Sound good? Let’s get some for you, too!


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Happy Birthday for Inky Friends

It has been much too long since I have played along with an Inky Friends challenge! This was an easy and fun birthday card using the 30th anniversary colors. (Except I substituted Old Olive since I couldn’t find my Mossy Meadow.)

Happiest of Birthdays by Yapha

Stamps: Balloon Celebration, Picture Perfect Birthday
Ink: Calypso Coral, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Paper: Calypso Coral, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Other: Oval Framelits

These are the colors for the challenge. I hope that you’ll play along with us! I also used the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch.

Do your New Year’s resolutions including getting healthier? Let’s talk! I have learned so much over the past three years, and I’d love to share it with you. Feel free to leave me a comment below, or send me a message anyway you choose.

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Coffee Thank You Card

Hi all! I hope those of you that celebrated had a good Christmas. I am back with another thank you card. This one uses some retired paper from the coffee themed DSP. It’s a perfect as a thank you note for coffee gift cards!

Coffee thank you by Yapha

I used the fun sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

Are you thinking about making some health changes in 2019? I am doing this Slimdown Challenge in January and I am looking for accountability partners. I would love to have you join me!

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Poppy Parade & Granny Apple Green Thank You Note

It is thank you note season! One of my favorite thank you stamps is the long retired but still gorgeous one that I used below.

Poppy Parade and Granny Apple Green Thank You by Yapha

Stamps: Another Thank You
Ink: Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green
Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White, Brights DSP
Other: Oval Framelits

I used the fun colors from this week’s Global Design Project.

Some of you may know that I partner with a health and wellness company. I am super excited to announce that we just released a new clean, plant-based, metabolism boosting, mood elevating, fat burner. How amazing does that sound? If you want more information, please feel free to message me or leave a comment below.

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Happy First Night of Hanukkah!

Tonight is the first night of Hanukkah and I was super excited to use this new Hanukkah stamp set to make the perfect card.

First Night of Hanukkah by Yapha

Stamps: Menorah’s Glow (FSJ)
Ink: Blueberry Bushel, Pineapple Punch, Basic Gray
Paper: Blueberry Bushel, Pineapple Punch, Whisper White, 2018-2020 In Colors Designer Series Paper

I used this great sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:

And yes, it’s been a while since I’ve posted a card here or even made one.  I’ve been focusing most of my energy on helping others make healthy changes in their lives. If getting healthy is going to be one of your New Year’s resolutions, I’d love to walk with you on that journey. Let’s talk.

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Happy Birthday from the Dogs

I have one more birthday card to show you that I made for Steve. This one was from the dogs! I hadn’t used my Stampin’ Blends in awhile, and I had forgotten how nice they are to color with!

Puppy Birthday card by Yapha

I used the sketch from this week’s Fusion Challenge.

I am excited to announce that I am starting up a monthly Health & Wellness newsletter. It will feature tips and tricks to living your healthiest life. If you are interested in subscribing, You can do so here. Thanks!

Happy & Healthy with Yapha



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Happy Birthday to My Favorite Woodworker!

Hi all! I have a quick card to share with you today. It’s perfect for the woodworker in your life. In my case, it’s my husband, whose birthday was yesterday. I love this pack of wood textured paper!

Woodworking Birthday by Yapha

Stamps: None
Ink: None
Paper: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack
Other: Birthday Thinlet

I’m entering this for this week’s Celebration themed challenge over at  Stampin’ Up Only Challenges.

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