Sunday, July 16, 2017

Stamp, Scrap, Craft Blog Tour

Hello Stamping Friends,

I am participating in another great blog hop today that you be certain to give you inspiration to go and create some awesome projects of your own. Below you will find the list of people that are participating in the hop, just click on a name and see what they have to share. All projects are inspired by new products found in the 2017-2018 Catalog.

I chose to use the fun new set Pocketful of Sunshine for my card. The pocket is so fun and can be filled with so many things; a gift card, good 'ole fashioned cash, or even some small treats. For this card, I wanted it to look like a pair of jeans with the back pocket. The green would be the shirt that is tucked into the jeans. What do you think, does it look like jeans?

Of course, I needed to use the Pocketful of Sunshine stamp and insert a pair of sunglasses to protect from all that sunshine.  The thinlits make it so easy to cut out the pocket and the sunglasses. This is a great set that I can't wait to use more.

Don't forget to keep on hopping by clicking the next name under mine.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Christmas In July Is Halfway Over

Hello Stamping Friends,

Join the Stampin' Up! this month (July only) and get a FREE Essentials Gift Pack (a $72 value)!

The Benefits are Fantastic!

You select up to $125 worth of stamping supplies!
(Whatever supplies you'd like to have)
For Just $99 plus tax
The Essential Gift Pack includes:
Carols Of Christmas stamp set (sneak peek from Holiday Catalog)
Paper Snips
SNAIL adhesive
Bone Folder
Grid Paper
and 2 D blocks

The stamp set is what you get FREE this month with your kit. The thinlits can be added to your kit so you can have both.

Is Signing Up as a hobby or business demonstrator for you?
1.  It may be for you if you dislike paying shipping on your orders you place as a customer.  As a demonstrator, you save around 20% with each order.  (you get a higher discount as your orders/sales increase that month), When I joined Stampin' Up! 16 years ago it was because I wanted to get the discount on each order.   The 20% instant income/discount saves a bunch! I have no regrets.
2. It may be for you if you don’t mind placing your own orders.  Some basic computer skills are needed but it’s easy to do and I will walk you through the process if you'd lie.  Stampin' Up! is even willing to have you call your orders in and they will happily help  you place the order over the phone. 
3.  It may be for you if want to buy new stamps and products early!  With every new catalog, demonstrators get to order a month early. For example, the Holiday Catalog will be making it's big debut on September 1st. As a demonstrator, you get to see it the end of July (online only) and then you can preorder on August 1st the items you NEED to have.  If you can't wait to get new things, join the family and get them earlier than everyone else!
If you already know you want to sign up, you can go directly to my Join page HERE

Friday, July 14, 2017

All About the Animals

Hello Stamping Friends,

Happy Friday to all of you. It's time for another Fabulous Friday with the Sisters in Stamping. This week the theme is all about the animals. There are a lot of animal lovers out there, right? Is your favorite: a cat, a dog, a bunny, or something else?

As a child, I used to love watching swans gliding gracefully over water. Big, white birds that just floated and looked so elegant. I was fascinated by them.

Isn't this a pretty card? Can't you just see the swan gliding? I love it. Don't forget to head over to Sisters in Stamping for more ideas using animals.

Have a great weekend.

Monday, July 3, 2017

For the Love of Paper & Ribbon

Hello Stamping Friends,

I am doing a round of ribbon and designer series paper shares. If you love ribbon and/or designer series paper, this is definitely for you. You will get a small sampling of all the new ribbon and/or designer series paper for a fraction of the price of what it would be to order all of them. It's a great way to get it all to see which ones you really like and then you can order those specific packs of paper or spools of ribbon.

If you were to order all of the ribbon and designer series paper yourself, it would be over $600.

This is not all of the designer series paper you will get. It's just a sampling of them. You will receive over 160 pieces of 6x6 paper for just $26.

This is not all of the ribbon, it is just a sampling of each one you would get as part of the ribbon share. You will receive 81 yards of ribbon/twine for $45.

Sign up for one or both of these shares by calling or emailing me to let me know you are interested. 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

It's Christmas In July for You

Join the Stampin' Up! this month (July only) and get a FREE Essentials Gift Pack (a $72 value)!

The Benefits are Fantastic!

You select up to $125 worth of stamping supplies!
(Whatever supplies you'd like to have)
For Just $99 plus tax
The Essential Gift Pack includes:
Carols Of Christmas stamp set (sneak peek from Holiday Catalog)
Paper Snips
SNAIL adhesive
Bone Folder
Grid Paper
and 2 D blocks

On the left is the stamp set (that you get for FREE in July), the right is the coordinating thinlits that you can get as part of your kit.

You ask, "Why I should join" Here's a few reasons:
  • You get to try Stampin' Up!'s exclusive resources and discounts, with no obligation to purchase anything further.
  • Receive at least 20% off all of your future orders  (before shipping and tax).  
  • Be the first to know about new products coming out and preorder (a month in advance) from new catalogs
  • Purchase the kit just for yourself and/or have fun and share Stampin' Up! with friends while making a little extra money.
  • Purchase the kit through me and you become a member of my team, the Yurinkin' Stamp Addicts! We meet monthly and have a  Facebook page to support each other and share ideas!
  • Stampin' Up! has made a huge difference in my life for over 16 years! It can make a big difference for you too.
You select up to $125 worth of stamping supplies!
And also receive another $72 in product for a total of $197 
For Just $99 plus tax
Still, Have Some Questions? 
Contact Me to Get The Answers!

If you are wanting to get the Carols of Christmas set free in your starter kit, be sure to ask me for the order numbers for the coordinating framelits also!  You definitely will want to add those to your kit.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Let's Hear it for the Red, White & Blue

Hello Stamping Friends,

Happy Friday! Happy end of June! Happy beginning of 4th of July Festivities!  A whole lot of happy going on here. Since it's Friday, that also means it's time for a post with the Sisters in Stamping. This week we are focusing on the Red, White & Blue. Pretty appropriate for the time of year.

For my card, I decided not to use any stamps. I know a lot of people don't necessarily have patriotic stamps on hand to make a card, so I wanted to show you you can still make one without using any stamps.  I used Night of Navy, Whisper White, & Cherry Cobbler Cardstock. I cut the stripes from cherry cobbler to be 1/2" wide and placed them on a sheet of white cardstock that is 4"x 5"1/4". I then used one of the heart framelits to cut a heart out and the star came from the popcorn die thinlits. The heart is attached to the card using dimensionals.

To finish the card off, I used a basic black marker to add some doodle designs. I'm really happy with the finished look. It turned out just like what I had envisioned in my head. (We all know that doesn't always work out, lol)

Don't forget the awesome promotion for first time Paper Pumpkin subscribers that is only valid until midnight tonight (June 30). Try it out for 75% off the regular price.  You will get an awesome craft kit delivered right to your door with all the supplies you need to make great craft projects/cards.


Retired Stamp and Accessory Sale (2 Days Left)

Whether you weren’t able to make the bingo or you want to shop again, you aren’t going to want to miss this event. I have added over 70 new stamp sets and many, many great accessories since the night of the bingo as well. If you didn't get the new 2017-2018 catalog yet, this would be a great time to stop by and grab one. Plu

FREE GIFT to all who come and purchase from the retired tables too. You're not going to want to miss this.

Friday, June 30, 2017 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Saturday, July 1, 2017 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Bonus Days are Here Again

Bonus Days are back! For every $50 USD/$60 CAD you or your customers spend July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 USD/$6 CAD Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1–31.

Has your wishlist grown since the new catalog came out?

Then treat yourself to Bonus Days: for every $50 you spend July 1 - 31, 2017 (before shipping and tax), you'll get a $5 bonus days coupon that you can use August 1 - 31, 2017

There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so shop all month!
You will need a valid email to receive your coupon code.
Last year was our first year doing this kind of promotion and it was wildly successful so we know it is just the thing to help you get some things from your wishlist in both July and August. 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

$5 Craft Kit - Don't Miss Out!

Hello Stamping Friends,

I have a great deal for you. Check this out. I love Paper Pumpkin because it's a craft kit that gets delivered right to my mailbox every month that has great stamps, ink, accessories and instructions to make fun cards or treats.

Have you been wondering what Paper Pumpkin is like? Well, TOMORROW would be the perfect day to find out. For 24 hours only, from 11.59 p.m. tonight to 11.59 tomorrow night--that means JUNE 30th--a Paper Pumpkin subscription will be available to new subscribers only for $5.00. Be sure to use the promo code ONEDAY0717 and to please select me as your demonstrator

Friday, June 23, 2017

Time to Party with Some Balloons

Hello Stamping Friends,

Welcome to another Fabulous Friday with the Sisters in Stamping. This week we are sharing cards with balloons. After all, what's a party (specifically a birthday party) without balloons? Balloons are so cheerful, fun and festive. And of course, Stampin' Up! has plenty of balloons for you to choose from to make some awesome projects.

I used the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set and the Happy Birthday thinlits die to make this card. And by no surprise at all I used the awesome new color:  Lemon Lime Twist. It's my all time favorite. I mean I do have a car in this exact color scheme and I absolutely love my car. It's so fun. (except there's no hiding, everyone knows it's us because there aren't too many of them around the area.

Anyway, back to the card. Notice the background on the card is a bunch of different festive, birthday type greetings. They are all found in the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set. I DID NOT randomly stamp them all over the white cardstock. I used a large clear block and arranged each individual saying on the block to make my own background type stamp. Then I just stamped it twice on the cardstock. Way better than stamping each one individually. Try it out, you'll like the ease of stamping like this.

Once I stamped the "background" I stamped the flower stamp randomly all over in black.

Don't forget to head over to Sisters in Stamping to see more party balloon ideas.

Thanks for stopping by, see you soon!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Let's Hear it For the Guys Blog Hop

 Hello Stamping Friends,

A month has already passed since the last Stamper's Dozen blog hop, I can hardly believe it. This month we are focusing on the guys in our lives. Whether it's Father's Day (coming up on Sunday), a graduate or even your favorite guy's birthday, you're sure to love this month's ideas.

You would think being that I have a husband, two sons, grandson, brother, and lots of brother-in-laws that I would be full of the guy ideas, but I must be honest with you, I AM NOT. I struggle with guy cards I think because I just like the frilly girly stuff so much. So when there is a guy challenge I embrace it, accept the challenge and am usually quite pleased with the end result.

This card was no different. There's no bling, no frills, not even a ton of layers (which I also really like) but I must say, I am quite pleased with the end result.  First I stamped the truck in basic black on watercolor paper, then I did a clear water wash around the truck to have the ink (from reinkers) "float" around the paper to make the sky and ground. Then I watercolored the truck using an aquapainter and reinkers. If you want you can easily change out the Happy Father's Day greeting and switch it to suit any need you may have. The greeting is stamped in whisper white craft ink on basic black cardstock.

To finish it off, I just used a basic black marker to add some darker detail to a few spots on the truck. Hope you are inspired. If you want to learn how to make this card or even watercolor contact me to schedule your own private class. I'd love to show you and your friends how easy it is.

Next up, we have Bonnie's great project. Click on the Next blog button below to go to her blog.

If you're just starting here at my blog, you missed out on Judy's, so click the previous blog to see that.

Thanks for stopping by. See you soon.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

Hello Stamping Friends,

It’s always a good time to get together with friends, but with the annual catalog release, it’s even better! Book an event to help you and your friends get your "new catalog fix" on. Hosts can earn extra Stampin’ Rewards this month on qualifying orders!

There are so many great new things (stamps, new colors, accessories, and papers) to choose from in the new catalog. The big release of the catalog is Thursday, June 1st. Book your date now so you can get your hands on these awesome new goodies.

There will also be an extra gift from me for anyone that commits to their private stamping event to be held June 1st through June 30. Contact me today to get your date on my calendar.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Almost Berry Picking Season

Hello Stamping Friends,

It's Friday, woohoo!!!!!! Who doesn't love a beautiful Friday to start the weekend off right. The weather the past few days has been A-W-E-S-O-M-E. I've been driving around with the top down (on my car, people!) and love the breeze. It's the best time of year after a long, long cold snowy winter. Can you tell I'm loving it?

Another thing I love is berry picking, so this week's theme with the Sisters in Stamping is perfect. I went berry picking as a little girl and I've taken my boys (and visiting family members) to pick strawberries often. It's a lot of work picking those berries, but I love it. A few more weeks and we'll be heading to the strawberry farm to get our buckets of berries, but in the meantime you will have to enjoy a card made with berries instead. Well, who am I kidding, I'll share a photo (or two or three) with you from last year's berry picking excursion before I share today's card.

My berry picking partner, Jonah. His favorite part of going is getting the strawberry smoothie at the end of picking. Guess I can't blame him. 

Almost done. I'll fill this bucket yet.

Okay, you were patient enough with me. It's time for this week's strawberry creation. Hope you enjoy it.

I used the basket stamp to create a tone on tone background for my card. Then I stamped a few baskets on whisper white cardstock and used the blender pen to slightly color them in.  Notice a few of my baskets are empty. It's usually what ends up happening when we go to pick our berries. Someone gets tired and just puts their berries into someone else's container and just calls it quits 

I used washi tape as a ribbon and for something for my baskets to sit on. I used the red thread from the holiday catalog around the rims of my baskets to add a little more color. The basket of wishes stamp set is coming back in the new catalog, so if you didn't get a chance to order it, you will only have to wait until June 1st to order it.

Don't forget to head on over to Sisters in Stamping to see more great strawberry ideas.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Ready for Some New Toys?

Hello Stamping Friends,

Happy Mother's Day to all my stamping companions. Hope your day was fantastic. We had a good day here at the Yurkanin's. A soccer game and time with extended family. Today is also a blog hop with Stamper's Dozen. This month snuck up on me pretty fast. It seems like I just did a post for Stamper's Dozen. Lucky for you we are sharing some great samples today that feature new product and stamps that will be in the upcoming catalog that will debut in June.

These little piggies are so adorable. And the saying..... it's just amazing. Perfect for Mother's Day. We moms all believe we could do things and so we do. The new little glitter dots are A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!! You will need to get those right away.

The new catalog is full of so many great stamps and fun new accessories. Let me know if you want one. I will have one waiting for you.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Non-Traditional Card Fold, Love Different

Hello Stamping Friends,

Welcome to another fabulous Friday with the Sisters in Stamping. This week we are sharing with you some non-traditional card folds. We all know we can take a piece of paper and fold it in half to make a card, but we all love something that is a little different and makes crafting and giving so much more fun and exciting. A little change of the fold can make all the difference and add a whole lot more fun.

A z-fold card is the easiest non-traditional card I can think of. You just take a half sheet of cardstock and fold it in half (like you usually would to make a card) and then just fold the front flap back to the fold. That's it!  Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.  I stepped it up a little bit for this card because it's a double z-fold card. In order to get that you just cut a strip of cardstock that is 11" x 1" and fold that in half and then fold the front part back to the crease. Then to put it on the card you just flip it around so that the long piece is attached to the short 2 2/3" piece of the card and the short part of the 1" strip is attached to the long side of the card.

These cards are so fun to make. You can do so much with them depending on the stamp set you use. You can even cut some extra little strips to fit into the center part to make it a bit more 3-D (SEE THIS POST) The possibilities are endless. Have fun with it.

There is a lot of cutting with this card but the finished project makes it so worth it. Any fish enthusiast would love to receive this work of art.

Don't forget to head over to Sisters in Stamping for more ideas using non-traditional folds.

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