Saturday, November 18, 2017

TIme to Get Ready for the Online Extravaganza


Hello Stamping Friends,


it's the most wonderful time of the year! (Did you sing it?) What time, you ask? It's time for Stampin' Up!'s Online Extravaganza. It's one week long of savings on all of your favorite  Stampin' Up! products. Get them at this savings now. You can get something for yourself and something for your crafty friends and family on your holiday shopping list.

This is a limited time sale, beginning November 20 and ending November 26, 2017. You can get some really spectacular deals. Some items  are while supplies last and some are only available on November 20th, the first day of the sale. Look over the list, make your list and quickly get your ordered placed so you don't miss out on the extravaganza.




If you can't read the above list, CLICK HERE to download the PDF of the entire sale. Savings are 10-50% off.

Remember items are while supplies last.  

If you use this HOST CODE 2QHE477H when placing your order, you will receive 5 hand stamped cards from me as a thank you for each $50 in order you place. If you are placing an order of $150 or more, don't use the host code so you can earn host rewards for yourself. I will still send you the hand stamped cards.

ONE DAY FLASH SALE on Monday, November 20th  . . . 20%  select list of stamp sets! (Starts at 12:00 AM MT and ends at 11:59 PM MT)

Friday, November 17, 2017

Delightful Daisy Thank You


Hello Stamping Friends,

I know this is crazy, but I'm posting for the fourth time this week. I'm back on track. Life has been a bit hectic here these last few months and I'm sorry I wasn't able to post more, but hopefully this is the new trend and you will be seeing and hearing more from me on a regular basis. I missed posting.

It's Friday and you know that means a post with the Sisters in Stamping. This week we are using a theme of "thankful." We all have so much in our lives to be thankful for, why don't you take a time out to write a thank you note to a friend or loved one telling them how much they mean to you. Doesn't have to be a thank you card for just receiving a gift.


This card uses the ever popular, Delightful Daisy stamp set. It's a bit of a unique fold design. I made a regular sized card into a pocket card. All I did was score the front edge at 1 1/4"  and fold it down. The sides are attached closed using some fast fuse. It is such a fun, easy card to make when you want to make a card but make it a little different than you usually do.


Here's the insert of the card. Some pretty flowers as the background. You can choose to either write on the back side of the card or use a dark, preferably black, felt tip pen to write over the stamped flowers. 

Don't forget to head over to the Sisters in Stamping to see more projects using this great thankful theme.

Thanks for stopping by. See you soon.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Stampin' Blends, So Exciting

Hello Stamping Friends,

Have you seen these awesome new alcohol markers, Stampin' Blends yet? I'm so excited to have them. Beginning in January I will be offering a class each month that will include a couple sets of these markers as part of the class. At these classes I will teach several techniques on how to use the Stampin' Blends.

Here's a short video that shows you more about them. If you simply can't wait until the classes, all Stampin' Blends are available for order right now. You can purchase them individually, as a color grouping or the entire set. Choice is yours depending on your "Gotta have it" needs.



There are 12 colors, an ivory, a bronze and a color lifter. The video below shares with you information on how to use the color lifter and the skin tones marker. 




Have a fantastic day. See you soon!


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

STAMPARATUS! What is it?


Hello Stamping Friends,

Last week I was in Salt Lake City for On Stage Live (Stampin' Up!'s convention). I learned so much, got to see the  new Occasions catalog as well as the Sale-a-bration catalog and to top it off I got to see this brand new, awesome tool in action, the Stamparatus.


Stop the presses!  This is very important news!  Stampin' Up! is releasing a Stamp Placement tool and it is different from any other Stamp placement tool on the market.



Why YOU need to get one: You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!
  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement
Product details:
  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber (clear mount) and photopolymer stamps
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 strong magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas on the backside
  • Retail Price–$49.00 US
CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO TO SEE IT IN ACTION!


YOU'VE WATCHED THE VIDEO AND NEED TO HAVE IT
Keep reading to find out how you can reserve one for you.

With the launch of this tool, we’re trying something different: testing a new reservation system. It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse. Demonstrators and customers will place reservations and receive their product at the same time. This system will allow us to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.


The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:
  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • Limit is 3 tools per demonstrator (talk about a good time to join my team) and 1 tool per customer per reservation window.
  • Customers may participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.

Here are the reservation windows: 


Posted: 14 Nov 2017 09:42 AM PST
Stop the presses!  This is very important news!  Stampin' Up! is releasing a Stamp Placement tool and it is different from any other Stamp placement tool on the market.



Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!
  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement
Product details:
  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$65.00 CAD

Watch this video to see the scoop! 








Okay. I’ve gotta have one. How do I get in line?

With the launch of this tool, we’re trying something different: testing a new reservation system. It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse. Demonstrators and customers will place reservations and receive their product at the same time. This system will allow us to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.

The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:
  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • Limit is 3 tools per demonstrator (talk about a good time to join my team) and 1 tool per customer per reservation window.
  • Customers may participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.


Here are the reservation windows: 



That's right the first reservation window is in tomorrow!!!  I would strongly suggest you get in on the first reservation window so you can be the first to get in line for this product. 
You will not be billed for the tool until the item arrives and ships from Stampin' Up! warehouse but November 16th is the day to reserve your tool! 

There is a maximum reservation number (since the manufacturer can only produce so many in one time frame) so I would not wait to reserve since the reservation window may close early if the maximum number has been reached.

I believe there will be a link on my online store where you can reserve your stamparatus.  You must have a Stampin' Up! online account and make sure to have me as your demonstrator in your profile. 
I will keep monitoring information about the stamparatus and will update here if there is any change about the reservation process.

We are all learning because this is a brand new way of rolling out this amazing new product.  That's how exciting this product is! 

Q & A for the Stamparatus

Q: How do I reserve my Stamparatus?
A: Normally you order Stampin’ Up! products through the online store or emailing me; in this case, you will click the RESERVE link on the Stamparatus page which will take you to the reservation page. For step-by-step instructions, please see picture below.



Q: What if I do not have a Stampin’ Up! customer account?
A: To reserve a Stamparatus, you must have a customer account. To create one, click Create Account on the online store, you can find me with this info...  Rachel Yurkanin, Demo ID 33960, Jefferson Twp, Pennsylvania 
If you have any trouble, don't hesitate to contact me or 1800 stamp up
Q: Am I billed at the time I reserve my Stamparatus?
A: No. However, a credit card is required to reserve the product.
Q: When will I be charged for the Stamparatus?
A: When inventory arrives in the warehouse, we will add your reservation to a shopping cart. We will then send you an email notifying you that your Stamparatus order is ready. Once you finalize payment and close your order, the system will charge your credit card.
Q: Will I be able to add other products to my Stamparatus reservation?
A: No. However, once your reservation is transferred to your shopping cart, you will then be able to add other items to your order. Important note: Please do not delete the Stamparatus from your order. We will not be able to add it back and you will lose your reservation.
Q: Will I be able to update my address and credit card information when I open my shopping bag to complete my order?
A: Yes.
Q: What if I change my mind and want to cancel my reservation?
A: You can cancel your reservation at any time before your credit card has been charged. To cancel please contact me so I can give you more details
Q: Will the tool be available in the 2018–2019 annual catalog?
A: Yes. Once the annual catalog ordering period begins, you will be able to order the Stamparatus as you would any other product. Reservations will no longer be required, and there will be no limit on the number of tools you can order.
Q: When I close my order, can I take advantage of current Stampin’ Up! promotions?
A: Yes.
Q: Can I participate in all three reservation periods?
A: Yes.
Q: How many stamp placement tools can I reserve per reservation window?
A: For customers, there is a limit of 1 per reservation window.  Demonstrators can order 3 and get their 20% (or more) discount.  Yes!  It makes sense to Join my team! 
Q: How did we come up with the name Stamparatus?
A: We landed on an innovative name by combining two words that speak to the end use of the tool as well as Stampin’ Up! branding.
Stamp: To impress a pattern or mark (especially an official one) on
a surface, object, or document using an engraved or inked
block or die or other instrument
Apparatus: The technical equipment or machinery needed for a
particular activity or purpose

Stamp + Apparatus = Stamparatus


Don't forget to reserve your's today.



Tuesday, November 14, 2017

November Stampers Dozen Blog Hop


Hello Stamping Friends,

It's that time again. Another month has passed and it's time for the Stampers Dozen Blog Hop. This month our theme is all about foil. Love that shiny foil paper. It just takes a project from drab to fab with a mall piece of it.

The projects I'm sharing today are projects that all attendees made at my November Retreat. They also received many of the components used in their goody bag so they could go home and make even more great foil projects. (I just hope they are kind enough to share with me what they make.)


First up is a hot chocolate kit in an acrylic box. Who say they are just for cards? This would also be a great way to give a gift of a gift card. Starbucks? or Dunkin? 


Inside the box is a hot chocolate pack, some peppermint discs and a little tube filled with mini marshmallows. Cute, right?


The next project we made was a little pizza box with 4 3"x 3" mini cards. The outside is just a little sneak peek at what awaits you. 


Here's the box with the four cards. Notice the flap of the little envelope was covered in coordinating designer series paper to bring the excitement of what's inside to the outside.


Here's card # 1. Each card used a different pattern of designer paper but they coordinate beautifully. Thank you Stampin' Up! for making creating so easy.


Card # 2  Notice the punched designer paper behind each ugly sweater is different but still coordinates.


Card # 3  Did you also notice that each punched shape is laid on the card a little differently?


Card # 4. To make it even more exciting, I used 4 different sweaters from the set so your recipient's excitement will go on and on.

Hope you have enjoyed my projects. Be sure to continue hopping. 


Be sure to visit Bonnie's blog next.


If  you missed Carol's  blog, click below.


Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you soon.


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Stamper's Dozen October Blog Hop

Hello Stamping Friends,

It's time for another great blog hop with the Stamper's Dozen. This month we are sharing cards or projects made using the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.  I used the coordinating stamp set as well on my card. This is a great card to give to all of your friends this Thanksgiving season to let them know how grateful you are for each of them.


I used the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper as background layer for this card. It is the layer beneath the stamped piece of whisper white cardstock. I stamped three flowers from the Painted Harvest stamp set in the corner of the white cardstock and then stamped the greeting in the open white space. I also stamped one sunflower on a scrap piece of white cardstock along with a few leaves, cut them out, added a few dimensionals and placed it over the other "flat" flowers to add the perfect amount of dimension to the finished card. 


Then I stamped the heartfelt message inside and another flower in the corner to make the inside of the card almost as exciting as the outside. 

Of course (because that's how this brain of mine works), I used the traditional colors for my card but I have seen many great cards made using all different colors and each one is awesome. So, go and try some of them yourself.

Don't forget to continue on the hop to the Bonnie's blog to see what great project she created. Click below.

If you missed Judy's blog, click the link below to see her fantastic project.


Thanks for stopping by. See you soon.


Friday, October 13, 2017

Fun Fold with the Sisters in Stamping

Hello Stamping Friends,

So glad you decided to join me again. I know I have been a bit absent lately and I hope you accept my apologies. It is a super crazy time in the Yurkanin house right now. It's fall soccer season, back to school season. Yep, Jonah plays junior high soccer and travel soccer in the fall so we are going 6, even 7 days a week with soccer practice or games. And then we're back to school. I'm still subbing this year but there's been a bit of a twist, I'm the long term sub for kindergarten and 1st grade music. Interesting, right? It's a stretch for me as I am not a music certified teacher but I am settling in just nicely and am really enjoying it. The first week of school, I was a nervous wreck, now, it's just what I do and I think I'm doing a pretty good job considering all things.

So things are settling in, junior high soccer is almost over, and I will be back and posting more often. I know you are excited about that and I am too. Today the Sisters in Stamping are sharing cards with fun folds and I love the card I'm sharing with you.


This card was inspired by a swap card I received from my friend Melanie from Canada. She always does the most intricate, amazing projects so I wasn't surprised when the card that one of my stampers wanted to learn how to make was one of Mel's cards. I got busy figuring out the scoring and cutting for this card. Surprisingly enough it wasn't nearly as difficult as I thought it might be (which made me happy). 


Here it is open.  Neat, right? The whole lot of lovely designer series paper was the starting point for my card. Then added the Garden in Bloom stamp set. I love how soft and soothing this card turned out. The person receiving this card will treasure it for a long time. 

The attention to detail, cut out flowers, layers of cardstock and designer paper and the little fluttering butterfly makes it a gift in itself. The recipient will know jut how special they are to you after they receive this beauty.

Don't forget to head over to the Sisters in Stamping for more fun folds.

Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, October 1, 2017

There's a Sale Waiting for You

Hello Stamping Friends,

There is some super exciting news to share with you today. October 7th is World Card Making Day and to celebrate Stampin' Up! is offering 15% off select cardmaking essentional from today through October 10. Don't miss out. I think my favorite sale item is the fast fuse, Buy 1 fast fuse and get 2 refills for free. How awesome is that?

There's also an awesome sale on Designer Series Paper, buy 3 get 1 free. Check both offers out below.

To sweeten the deal a little more, anyone that places an order of $50 (before shipping and tax) now through October 10, will receive their choice of glimmer paper, striped treat bags, pearl basic jewels, or rhinestones basic jewels as a thank you from me. You will just need to let me know which item you want as a thank you. To sweeten the deal a little more, if you spend $100, you will get two items as a thank you and the sweetest deal is if you place a $150 order you will get three items as a thank you plus host benefits of at least 10%.  Don't delay, place your order today









Don't forget the World Cardmaking Day Sale is through October 10th.

The Designer Series Paper Sale is the entire month of October.

My bonus thank you sale is through October 10th as well.



Thursday, September 14, 2017

Color Challenge With the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop


Hello Stamping Friends,

A whole month has passed since the last Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop. This month we have a color challenge: Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide and Very Vanilla. I decided to go with a Christmas theme with these colors. A little twist on the red and green traditional Christmas colors.


I love this new set from the Holiday Catalog, Season Like Christmas. It is so easy to create a layered look with minimal stamps. The tree is four separate stamps. The first layer of the tree was stamped after inking in tranquil tide and stamping off onto scratch paper before stamping it on the vanilla cardstock.  Then I ink the second layer of the tree in the tranquil tide and stamped directly (full strength) over the first layer. It was finished off with the "berries" or "ornaments" in Fresh fig ink. The tree trunk is so easy to line up because you just find the "holes" in the tree to know where to place it.


Here's another version of the card with the cardstock colors reversed. I find it interesting how they both look the same but stands out differently by switching the way you layer the cardstock. This is also a good way to make more cards using the two packs of cardstock. Which one do you prefer?

I know it's only September but Christmas time will be upon us in the blink of an eye. Never too early to start thinking of your Chrsitmas cards. 

Be sure to check out the rest of the great projects made by the rest of the Stamper's Dozen. You are going to love them. Such a vast variety of ideas.

Click the Next Blog button below to head over to Bonnie's blog.

Click the Previous Blog below to go to Judy's blog.

Thanks for stopping by. See you soon.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Rose Wonder for a Beautiful Sympathy Card

Hello Stamping Friends,

It's that time again. Fabulous Friday is here and the Sisters in Stamping have another challenge ready and waiting for you. This week is a more somber theme, one many of us like to avoid, but unfortunately we all need these cards from time to time whether we like it or not. We all need sympathy cards. I can admit, I really don't like making these cards because I know it means someone lost a loved one. However, I do know that these cards are important to these people because they need words of hope, love and encouragement. A story about their loved one is just the icing on the cake, making the card a treasured gift for years to come.


This sympathy card is a super quick and easy card to make but a beautiful card to receive. I kept it simple. Using the Rose Wonder stamp set I stamped the large rose in Crushed Curry ink on whisper white cardstock. I then stamped the "With Sympathy" in night of navy ink on vellum cardstock. The vellum is cut longer than the night of navy cardstock so it could be tucked behind to be secured.(You know, the adhesive shows through the vellum so you need to hide it somehow.

This would even make a nice card to give in a set of cards because it comes together to quickly and looks great when finished.

Don't forget to head over to the Sisters in Stamping for more Sympathy card ideas.