Friday, July 30, 2010

Who Who is ready for another Fab Friday?

Hello Stamping Friends,

Thanks for stopping by again for another Fabulous Friday posting.  Be sure to check out the Sisters in Stamping blog for some other ideas.  This week we are featuring some of our favorite new products.  There are so many fun products that made it difficult to decide which one was my favorite.  But I did come up with an idea that I think you will like anyway.

I decided to use the new 2-step owl punch because I couldn't wait to get it and I haven't had a chance to play with it yet.  I used colors that coordinate with the Play Date Designer Series Paper to design my card. The base is chocolate chip then I layered a piece of the Play Date paper.  Then I cut rectangles of old olive, tempting turquoise, real red, and so saffron.  For the owl I used several pieces of the play date paper. I also used the new extra gigantic scallop circle punch. I punched two, one from crumb cake and one from chocolate chip and offset them when I layered them together.  Of course the scallop is attached using dimensionals.

Just for fun, I used some neutral brads for the center of the owls eyes.  I think the tiny pearls or rhinestones could also work for his eyes.  I'll have to try that next time.

Don't forget to jump over to Sisters in Stamping to see what other products are the favorites of the other sisters.

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Monthly Card Kits

Here's a new venture for me.  I'm going to be offering monthly card kits.  Read below for all the information for August's monthly card kit. I'm very excited about this new venture and hope you will be too.

The Card Kit of the Month Program – August 2010

Featured Set: “For Everything” and Featured Accessory: Subtles Flower Brads
Featured Stamp Set for the YEAR: Teeny Tiny Wishes

Why Card Kits?

Card Kits are the Stamping Classes that come right to your door! You’ll receive the supplies to create SIX of EACH design shown to the left – that means all of the consumable supplies that you need to create 12 cards total. You will also receive 2 additional full color samples of “alternative” cards that you can make with the combined contents of the kit! In addition, you’ll receive detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to complete each of the 4 designs. This month’s card kit items are listed below, and the price of the Card Kit is just $20 – that’s less than $1.70 per card!!

Orders for the Card Kits must be received by August 5th. You will receive your kits at the end of the month.

Special Offer for August! Purchase the Card Kit and receive the Coordinating Set, “For Everything” and the Featured Accessory, “Subtles Flower Brads” at 20% off!

Teeny Tiny Wishes is a featured set for the ENTIRE YEAR!! Every month, we will be using this stamp set so that you have a wide assortment of greetings to work with. Since the sizes of all of the greetings are the same – you can select ANY of the greetings in this stamp set for ANY card!!

The Card Kit ($20) Includes:

 Cut Cardstock & Designer Paper Pieces
 Cut Ribbon Pieces
 12 – Silver Brads
 12 – Whisper White Open End Envelopes
 Step by Step Instructions to complete 4 different card designs using the kit pieces

Add-on Products:

 Rose Red Classic Ink ($5.95)
 Basic Black Classic Ink ($5.95)
 Certainly Celery Stampin’ Write Marker ($3.50)
 Baja Breeze Stampin’ Write Marker ($3.50)
 So Saffron Stampin’ Write Marker ($3.50)
 Pretty in Pink Stampin’ Write Marker ($3.50)
 Perfect Plum Stampin’ Write Marker ($3.50)
 Rose Red Stampin’ Write Marker ($3.50)
 1” Circle Punch ($10.95)
 1 ¼” Circle Punch ($15.95)
 1 ¾ x 7/8 Oval Punch ($15.95)
 Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack ($16.95)
 Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set ($36.95 – discount given on first card kit purchase of the year only – discounted price $29.56)
 For Everything Stamp Set: Wood - ($24.95) $19.96; Clear - ($17.95) $14.36 with the purchase of the Card Kit.
 Subtles Flower Brad Assortment ($8.95) $7.16 with the purchase of the Card Kit

Other Optional Purchases:

 Stampin’ Dimensionals ($3.95)
 SNAIL Adhesive ($6.95)
 Bone Folder ($6.95)

Extra Hostess Rewards!

Dates: July 27-August 31, 2010


Hostesses will receive an additional $25 in hostess free merchandise dollars when they hold a workshop totaling $350 or more!

Things to Remember

* Only customer, hostess, and workshop order types qualify for this promotion. Online orders do not qualify.

* Orders must be $350 or more to qualify.

* Hostesses may use their additional $25 in hostess free merchandise on any regular catalog/mini catalog   merchandise.

*  Orders larger than $350 are not eligible for additional hostess free merchandise dollars. For example, a $700 workshop does not receive $50 in additional dollars. All orders over $350 always receive $25 in additional free hostess dollars.

Book your workshop today. I still have some dates available during this promotion.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Do you want to be a hostess?

After you check out what the Sisters have for you today you will certainly want to host a workshop so you can earn these sets for FREE.  They can't be bought either.  It's another Fabulous Friday at Sisters in Stamping.  Obviously, we were challenged to make something with one of the new hostess sets. 

I personally love the new hostess sets and can't wait to use all of them.  For this challenge though, I used the Apple Blossoms Level 2 Hostess Set.  I combined this challenge with a challenge I gave myself to make something special for my friends at convention. I bought these cute little 3x3 frames and decorated the matte board and then I used shimmer white paper for the opening and stamped the flower image in the new Daffodil Delight.  My favorite part was finished the flower off with an added smaller flower layer with a dimensional and then topped it off with one of my new favorite accessories, the rhinestones.  They are self adhesive, sparkly, and just screaming to be peeled off the paper and played with. 

I think I have a three way tie going for my favorite things to use:  dimensionals, half back pearls and the half back rhinestones.  We'll have to watch the rest of the year to see what I use the most of. 

Don't forget to check out the Sisters in Stamping blog for more hostess set inspiration.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Rachel's Gone Away so you can save!

I am in Salt Lake City, Utah for Stampin' Up!'s Annual Convention.Today is the first day. It's been great so far and I'm sure there's a whole lot more to come. It's only check-in day. I will be sure to share pictures with you soon. Today I'm also headed to Riverton to tour the home office. I will be away all week and you luck out because any orders placed this week will be part of the special. All orders must be emailed to me. If you place an online order it will not qualify for this promotion because it's a special directly through me and NOT through Stampin' Up!.

You can email me your orders and I will get back to you with your total. Please be patient because I may not be able to repsond to your email for a day or two because I will be busy learning great new ideas to bring back and share with you.

All orders beginning today, Wednesday, July 22, 2010 through Sunday, July 25, 2010 will qualify for the special.

Option # 1:
An order placed up to $49.99 will receive a 5% discount

Option # 2:
An order placed from $50 - $99.99 will receive a 10% discount
Option # 3:
An order placed from $100 to $149.99 will receive a 15% discount

Option # 4:
An order over $150 will receive a 20% discount , you will also receive one level one hostess set, you will get FREE money to spend in the catalog as Hostess credits, and perhaps the best thing is that you will have the whole order delivered directly to your door.

You can order from the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog, the Definitely Decorative brochure, or the Summer Mini Catalog. Click on the pictures in my sidebar to view any of these catalogs online.

Also, as an added bonus, if you book a workshop for August, September, or October this week (7/22/10 - 7/25/10) you will receive and additional $15 in hostess credit for each $300 in workshop sales you accumulate.

Plus, if you choose to sign-on to become a part of my Stampin' Up! team, the Yurkinkin' Stamp Addicts, this week, I will give you one color family of markers of your choice as a special thank you and welcome to my team gift. To sign-on and get your kit right away, go to my website, click on start your own business on the far right side, then click on the join now button on the left side. You will need the password, yurinkinstamps, to complete the agreement. If you have any questions, I would love to get together with you when I get back from Utah.  Remember if you were previously a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, you can rejoin for a mere $35.

Have a wonderful day looking through all the catalogs to select your goodies.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Need some color combos?

Then you will need to check out this site.  My Create, Ink. Colorlab.  I think it's a great tool for everyone who stamps, scraps, and creates.  I know I am often looking for some fresh, new color combinations. I will be using this site often. You can pick your color or let the site "surprise" you with new combination. How cool is that?  You'll never be at a lose for color ideas again. If anything, you will have too many to choose from.  There is also a blog that is going to be offering color challenges. Check it out HERE.

Have fun. I hope you enjoy this new tool.

Friday, July 16, 2010

All things new....

and I'm just loving it.  I love getting a box of new goodies to play with. This time of year is especially fun with the awesome new catalog that was released on July 1st.  There are some many fun, great, awesome, tempting, and simply irresistable items that I just want it all.  Of course, I can't have it all right away but I did manage to get some great new things and I'm able to show you them today.

Remember today is Fabulous Friday, so be sure to check out the Sisters in Stamping blog for some more samples using new colors.

Here she is, isn't she a beauty?  I used the new Concord Crush and Pear Pizzazz in colors.  I also used So saffron.  I also used the new embossing folders called Elegant Lines. Don't you just love the embossing folders?  They add so much to a finished project.  For the flowers I used the Floral Fusion sizzlet.  Then I finished the card off with some of the awesome new half back pearls (that are self adhesive, I might add).  The largest pearl was used as the center of the flower.  For the line of pearls at the bottom, I started with the smallest pearl and gradually moved up to the largest pearl.  When you emboss with this folder it embosses circles where the line of pearls is so I just filled them in.

Here's a close up of the area of card with most detail for you to see.

Remember to head on over to the Sisters in Stamping blog for more ideas using new colors.  Next week our challenge is to use the new Hostess Sets so be sure to mark your calendar and check back then.

If you don't have your copy of the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog, contact me today so you can get it.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Trying to stay cool, so I went with Blue....

It's been so hot this week that I needed to try to stay cool.  I was using the power of suggestion with this card to stay cool. Imagining ocean blue water that is cold enough to quickly cool you off has to be strong enough to work, right?

Okay, not really, but this week at Sisters in Stamping we are focusing on new accessories from the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog.  I didn't have very many new accessories yet because of course, my order is due to be delivered on Monday. So I used a few items from the preorder I was able to get back in June.

I used the new embossing folder, vintage wallpaper.  I covered the "debossed" side of the folder with marina mist classic ink before I put the crumb cake cardstock in the folder.  I then ran it trough the big shot and that gave me the two colors on the top layer.  I then used the Marina Mist 1/8" taffeta ribbon to run across the front.  I used the new Perfect Punches stamp set for the greeting.  I stamped the Thanks stamp on crumb cake in marina mist ink.  The greeting it attached with dimensionals.

Hope you are staying cool and enjoying the new catalog.  If you don't have your copy yet, contact me.  Don't forget to check out the Sisters in Stamping blog to see what accessories the other sisters used.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

July Stamping Classes

**Stampin’ Classes**
By Rachel Yurkanin – Stampin Up! Demonstrator

Don't forget to book your workshop today. The new 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog is here and it is full of great stamps, colors, and accessories foryou’re your crafting needs.

July 2010 Classes

Let’s Get Punchy Class: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 6:30 PM

*Make 2 different 6x6 pages and 2 cards of characters/things using Stampin’ Up! Punches. The pages and cards will use the same characters/things.
*This class will be offered on the second Tuesday of every month.
*Cost: $25.00 for the first month (this includes a 6x6 album to place your pages in for future reference). Every other month after the first will be $10.00. This fee includes all supplies to complete the pages and the cards. All you need to bring is your own snail adhesive.
*Registration & Payment Deadline: July 11, 2010

Yard Sale: Friday, July 16, 2010 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM or
Saturday, July 17, 2010 12:00 Noon – 2:00 PM or
Sunday, July 18, 2010 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Come any day listed about during the hours listed for that day to see what retired merchandise I have discounted for sale. This is great if you weren’t able to attend the New Catalog Release party on July 3rd or if you decided you want another set or two that recently retired. I also have paper, markers, pads and other accessories that will be available that day. As an added bonus, I will have one make n take for all attendees to make.

Big Shot Club, Sunday, July 18, 2010 2:00 PM

*Do you love the big shot but can’t justify the expense all at once? Well, I have the perfect club for you. Read on for all the details.
*As a part of this club you are in essence purchasing a big shot and some accessories for it using a layaway plan.
*This club will run for 4 months and be $46 a month.
*At the end of the club you will have your own big shot machine, one die ($21.95), the Stampin’ Up! Texture plates ($11.95), one embosslit ($11.95) and one sizzlit 4 pack ($19.95).
*This is plenty of supplies to have a lot of fun playing with your new big shot at the end of the club.
*Each month we will meet and I will share 3 projects with you (that you will make as well) using the big shot. By the end of the club you will know how to work all the great tools that are available for the Big Shot. We won’t be using just paper either. I will show you several different materials that work wonderfully with the Big Shot.
*If you are unable to attend the make n take session, you can still join this club. I will make the projects for you and get them to you. So this is a club for everyone.
*Plus as a club member you will receive $15 credit and a level 1 hostess gift. Isn’t this a sweet deal?

*If you already own the Big Shot you are welcome to attend the class for $10 per month.

Stamp-A-Stash: Thursday, July 29, 2010 – 6:30 PM

*Make 12 cards: 3 designs, 4 of each design. Great way to build your card collection so you won’t be caught without a card for the next special occasion.
*This month’s theme is black and white. All cards made will be black and white.
*Cost: $20.00 – Includes all supplies to complete the cards and envelopes. All you need to bring is your own snail adhesive.
*Registration Deadline: Tuesday, July 27, 2010

$35 to rejoin, seriously????

No joking.  It's only $35 to rejoin.  I'm so excited about this promotion.  It's a fabulous time to come back to Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator.  A lot of exciting things are happening at Stampin' Up!, and we want you to be a part of them. During the month of July, you can rejoin Stampin' Up! for only $35 US when you purchase our special demonstrator Rejoin Starter Kit!

Come and rejoin the Stampin' Up! family! You'll be amazed with all our new product lines and can be confident that they are of the same award-winning quality you are used to.

Don't wait! This kit is only available until July 31st.  This kit is only available to people who were once demonstrators.

For more information about the Rejoin Starter Kit:
Contact me:

I would love to get together with you to go over the kit and why it is such a great time to rejoin.  I have 2 already rejoining, won't you too.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Need all the new colors?

Then this is your  ticket to have all of them.  The color renovation color kits will help you get all that you want.

Click here to view all the kits availabe to complete your pads, cardstock, markers and coming soon your watercolor crayons.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Re-join Stampin' Up! for only $35

You read that right. It's only $35 to rejoin Stampin' Up! if you were a demonstrator in the past. This offer is just the greatest thing since sliced bread.  Plus it has never been available before!  If you were a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in the past (doesn't matter when) and you would like to come back for ONLY $35, join my team, the Yurinkin' Stamp Addicts now!

*Special Rejoin Starter Kit Offer*
Dates: July 1-31, 2010

During the month of July, any former Stampin’ Up! demonstrator can rejoin Stampin’ Up! for only $35!
To rejoin Stampin’ Up!, former demonstrators only need to purchase the Rejoin Starter Kit and sign and complete a new Independent Demonstrator Application and Agreement.

The Rejoin Starter Kit Contains:

•2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog (8)
•2010 Summer Mini Catalog (8)
•Guest invitation postcards (100)
•Customer order forms (50)
•2010-2011 Definitely Decorative catalog (1)
•Celebrando Creatividad (1)
•Two months free Demonstrator Business Web Services (DBWS) subscription

If you were a previous demonstrators you already own the stamping supplies you need.  As a result,  to keep the price so low, the Rejoin Starter Kit contains the only bare necessaties to help you get your business started again.

Details to Remember:

•This offer is available to all former demonstrators, regardless of how long ago they stopped being demonstrators. 
•This kit does not include any Stampin’ Up! products. But you do get a 20% discount on all orders you place and it counts towards your minimums.
•Former demonstrators may add either or both of the optional add-ons to their starter kit.
•There is no Online IDA option for this kit. Rejoin Starter Kit order forms must be submitted by mail. Contact me for them because I need to sign them.
•Rejoin Starter Kit order and Independent Demonstrator Application and Agreements must be received by Stampin’ Up! by July 31, 2010.

FYI: I will be sending all the documents to SU! so you don't have to worry about getting to the post office.

I can't wait for you to join my team, Yurinkin' Stamp Addicts.

As a demonstrator you will also have access to over 80,000 samples to inspire your creativity.  There is a new site called, Stampin' Connection, that is demonstrator only with all of them at your fingertips. You can share your samples on there as well.

Contact me at 570-689-5371 or email at to get your forms completed.

Red, White & Blue

This week at Sisters in Stamping we were to create something red, white, and blue.  How appropriate, right?  Well at my New Catalog Release Party tomorrow, we are also doing patriotic theme and decided to make a tiered cake.  Everyone in attendance will get to take a piece of cake. It's low-fat, low-calorie, and high fiber. Ya know, high fiber because it's made with paper.

The build a wheel star wheel was used as "filling" for this cake. Pacific Point ink was used. The stars are punched out of pacific point and cherry cobbler cardstock.  The "cake" is displayed on a cake plate so it is easy to move if you need to. I finished it off with some crinkled paper and of course some festive "sparklers" at the top.

You can easily change the color of the cardstock and how you embellish this cake to create a birthday, wedding, anniversary or whatever special occasion you have coming up.  If you'd like you don't even have to make it a tiered cake. You can use each layer by itself to create a single layer cake.

Don't forget to check out the Sisters in Stamping blog to see the creations of the other sisters.  Next week we will be using our favorite new accessory from the new catalog.

Don't have your copy yet, contact me!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Here it is.....

The new catalog.

Isn't it just gorgeous? You can get your copy now by contacting me.  If you simply can't wait to hold it in your hands to preview it you can click the link in my sidebar to download a pdf file of it.  You are going to absolutely love it.  Of course, that's my opinion but I do feel very strongly on this one. LOL

You will certainly want to book your workshop soon to get FREE goodies.

There is also a new Definitely Decorative Catalog and a new Celebrando Creatividad Catalog.  Both of those links appear in my sidebar as well. Click on them to check them out.

Don't forget to come by the Throop Civic Center on Saturday to see some of the new items in person. Make a few projects. Make your own cardstock sampler with all 45 colors. Take advantage of the "Yard Sale" of retired stamps and products. And samples of cards to get your creativity juices flowing.

I'm Celebrating because of all of you

I just want to say thank you to each of you for the continued support I receive.  I truly appreciate all you do for me and today I want to celebrate you.  It's because of you that I have reached my sales goal for this year and for that I shout out a BIG thank you.  I can't do most of what I do without the love and support you share with me.

This card is one we created at one of my recent Stamp-a-Stash classes.  Each attendee at class made 4 of these cards to add to their stash.

Fifth Avenue Floral
A Little Birthday Cheer
Rose Red Cardstock  
Very Vanilla Cardstock 
Rose Red Classic Ink 
So Saffron Classic Ink 
Tombo Multi Adhesive Glue  
Gold Glitter 
Rose Red Ribbon

You know what today is, right?  Being that today is JULY 1st, it is the day we have all been waiting to come for several weeks. It's the day that the new catalog is released.  I have copies of the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog here, so contact me to get your copy