Archive for May, 2009

I’ve been busy making gifts for Eve’s teachers before school ends next week. She has had a fabulous year in kindergarten! I really like how these stationary sets are turning out. Here is a set that I made with the Bella Rose Designer Series Paper.





Stamps: Heard from the Heart
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Bella Rose DSP
Accessories: Pink Pirouette Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Wide Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch

Bella Rose Designer Series Paper is one of the papers on sale in the “Buy 3 Get 1 Free” special going on now through May 31st. Don’t miss out!


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We’re coming down to the wire here at the end of May, and with the end of National Scrapbooking Month comes the end of Stampin’ Up’s Scrapbooking Specials. You don’t want to wake up Monday morning and realize that you missed out! So just to recap, here are the May specials. (Keep scrolling down, I’ll also let you know what is coming up in June!)

Buy 3 Get 1 Free

b3g1Buy three packs of Designer Series paper and/or 12″ x 12″ textured card stock, and get one pack free! Mix and match your papers to meet all your scrapbooking and paper crafting needs. Click Shop Now on my website.

Jumble Alphabet Sneak Peek

Jumble_AlphabetGet a sneak peek into the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog when you purchase the brand-new Jumble Alphabet stamp set at 20% off. This set of 52 die-cut, double-mounted stamps is perfect for scrapbooking because you’ll never run out of letters! In July it will sell for $43.95 — buy it now for only $35.16.

Limited-Time Scrapbooking Starter Kit


Start your own business for as little as $75 with the limited-time Scrapbooking Starter Kit. The Scrapbooking Starter Kit contains the following:

  • Schoolbook Serif Alphabet stamp set (or any stamp set up to $43.95)
  • Simply Scrappin’ Petal Party
  • Earth Elements Assorted textured card stock (12″ x 12″)
  • Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Pad

In addition, this specially-priced Starter Kit contains all the business supplies found in the regular-priced Starter Kit. Each of the products listed above may be substituted for like items.  Please see the Scrapbooking Starter Kit Order Form for details. This is an incredible deal! You get all of the benefits of becoming a demonstrator at a low, low price! Plus, you are getting $80+ worth of product for only $75! You can join easily via my website — my password is SUwithYapha.

Coming in June!


There are some great specials coming up in June. I’ll post all of the information here as soon as it is available to the public! Here are the highlights:

  • Last Chance Lists for stamps, accessories, and Decor Elements. Accessories sell out quickly, so order early!
  • Summer Fun Hostess Bonus Promotion — Hostesses who hold a $250-$399.99 workshop will receive an additional $20 in hostess free merchandise dollars. Hostesses who hold a $400 or more workshop will receive an additional $40 in hostess free merchandise dollars. Book your workshop today! (And remember, you can always be your own party!)
  • Country Living Summer Cookout Kit (starts June 15)
  • 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog Sneak Peek and Hostess Set Preorder — Join today with the $75 sign up special (see above) and you can take part in this too!

Check back here for more late breaking details!

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How do you say thank you to the wonderful people who taught and nurtured your child all year? There is nothing good enough to thank them for all their loving care! But since I’m a card-making, I’m making matching card sets for each of them. As I mentioned in my last post, combining Designer Series Paper with coordinating cardstock, ink, and ribbon, plus an all-purpose stamp set (I’ve been using Heard from the Heart), and you have got great cards! I’ll be showing you a few different combos over the next couple days. This first one is with the Raspberry Tart paper. Here’s the over view of the pack:


I used the same pattern as I did during the Parade of Paper Blog Hop. The tutorial is in this post. Here’s a close-up of each of the three cards, there are two of each in the pouch.




Stamps: Heard from the Heart
Ink: Rose Red
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Cameo Coral, Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss, Raspberry Tart DSP
Accessories: Pink Pirouette Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Rose Red 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon, Kiwi Kiss Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Wide Oval Punch

Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper is one of the papers on sale in the “Buy 3 Get 1 Free” special going on now through May 31st. Don’t miss out!


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I love so many things about Stampin’ Up, but lately it has been all about the Designer Series Paper! The color is so rich, the designs so yummy, it coordinates perfectly with the card stock and ink, it is just win-win all the way around!  And with the coordinating colors printed right in the catalog, how can you go wrong? All you need to make some fabulous cards are a pack of designer series paper, some coordinating card stock, a little ribbon and a sentiment stamp set (you know, one with words). Below is a card I whipped up from that recipe. Over the next few days I’ll be showing you the end of year teacher gifts I’ve been making with these same ingredients as well.

CIMG7884Stamps: Oval All
Ink: Rose Red
Paper: Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, Raspberry Tart DSP
Accessories: Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch

Don’t forget! Stampin’ Up has the Designer Series Paper on sale right now! Buy 3 packs and get the 4th one free! That’s an amazing savings of at least $9.95! Hurry! Sale ends on May 31st. Order now!

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This week’s Mojo Monday sketch is special. It’s part of this week’s Stampin’ Out Alzheimer’s event. Nothing like rubber stamping for a good cause! Here’s the sketch:

Mojo88SketchI used a Level 2 hostess set, A Little Somethin’, for this card. You know, there are only five weeks left to earn this set before it disappears forever! Check out the hostess benefits chart to see what other great benefits you can earn. Remember, you can always be your own party!

CIMG7903Stamps: A Little Somethin’
Ink: Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Raspberry Tart DSP
Accessories: Rose Red 1/4″ Grosgrain, Soft Subtles Brads (Pretty in Pink), 1 3/4″ circle punch

Another great thing about this stamp set is how it coordinates with punches. Take a look at the set below, and see if you can figure out which punches match which stamp.


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I’m down at my parents’ house for the long Memorial Day weekend, and am super excited that Kristina Werner posted her Color Inspiration #53. First, because I actually have all of the colors with me here, and second because I have time to do it while Eve plays with my mom! These are great colors for this weekend:


I am a little limited on stamp sets & supplies that I brought with, so I decided to make a Faux Pinwheel.  Thanks to Lyssa for the great instructions on her blog! The squares I used are 1 inch on each side. The little circle of Summer Sun card stock is punched with a random hole punch that my Mom had lying around the house.

pinwheelStamps: Heard from the Heart
Ink: StazOn Black, Summer Sun
Paper: Real Red, Pacific Point, Whisper White, Summer Sun, Good Morning Sunshine DSP
Accessories: Pacific Point Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Real Red 1/4″ Grosgrain, 1/4″ hole punch

Happy Memorial Day! And thank you to all those who have served or are serving our country!

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Tonight is my Fun Folds Card Class over at Sandi’s house. There are a lot of good reasons why you want to host a Stampin’ Up workshop or class with me. For one thing, you don’t pay the supply fee! Another reason is the amazing hostess benefits provided by Stampin’ Up (take a look at those here). The third reason is that I give you a fabulous hostess gift! Tonight I am giving Sandi a super cute matchbox dresser. Inside each of the drawers is an incentive stamp from Stampin’ Up. These stamps are not available to purchase by customers, they are yet another perk of being a demonstrator!



Paper: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Close to Cocoa, Candy Lane DSP
Accessories: Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Matchbox Bigz XL Die, Big Shot, Square Rhinestone Brads (Fire)

p.s. You can earn the same fabulous hostess benefits ordering online as well. If you order at least $150 of merchandise, you qualify for Stampin’ Rewards, which is just another name for Hostess Benefits.

p.p.s. Now is an AMAZING time to sign up to be demonstrator! For only $75 you can join my team with the scrapbooking sign up special! Click Join Now and enter my password SUwithYapha.

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