Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Love Paper? Me too!!!

Hello Stamping Friends,

I have a HUGE announcement that you will seriously not want to miss. Do you love paper?  Me too!!! Read on.....


Oh stamping friends, if you love paper like I do, you're in going to love this! The Sale-A-Bration special on the Starter Kit this year comes with 200 sheets of patterned papers!

I was ecstatic when I heard the news--you'll get 4 sheets in EVERY COLOR in our four color families PLUS 8 sheets of each of the new In Colors!!! Can you believe how awesome that is? No matter what your color combo, you'll have cute coordinating papers to match it. This is a fantastic offer that you need to take advantage of! It's even cooler when you think that these papers won't be available to anyone else until the next catalog comes out this summer.


Here's the skinny on what you need to know before you go fill out that online form and get your Starter Kit on the way!

  • the Starter Kit is just $99 and is made up of ANY $125 you choose in products (wow!!)
  • there's no shipping, only tax, on the Starter Kit (awesome!)
  • all the business supplies, should you decide to sell to friends and family, are included free of charge (cool!)
  • the freebie paper packages will come automatically, no code to enter (yay!)
  • you'll immediately start getting your own demo discount!! (best thing I ever did!)
  • you'll instantly have access to special preorders and offers only for demonstrators (because you are special!)
  • anything you purchase as a demo counts towards hostess benefits and/or Sale-A-Bration benefits, just like it did when you were a customer (Isn't that awesome??)
  • you'll officially be a part of the Yurinkin' Stamp Addicts team of Stampin' Up Demonstrators!
  • Did I convince you? Click here

I can't wait for you to take advantage of the Starter Kit special offer and start Sale-A-Brating with me! Got questions? Give me a call or send me an email so we can chat! I love explaining all the perks and benefits of being associated with this fantastic company that changed my life 20 years ago. EMAIL ME: dryurkanin@comcast.net

You have until February 28th to join in all the fun and get all the goodies for just $99.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Crafty Challenge Blog Hop - Card Sketch

Hello Stamping Friends,

I'm back. Are you loving me sharing so much with you lately? I am loving creating, posting, and sharing with you. I know wasn't the best for the past two years, but life was pulling me in different directions. I'm excited to be participating in this blog hop and love card sketches. The picture below is the sketch of the card we were to follow. 


And below is my card. I think I accomplished the goal, what do you think?  I posted yesterday using the same set and designer paper. This card is a totally different look. You know what is really cool? I only used one stamp. I used the designer series paper for my images. The only thing stamped is the word sweet. That leaves this card open to give for just about any fun occasion.


I used the designer series paper to guide me in choosing colors for my cardstock. Once I selected pool party as the base I settled on soft sea foam for the inner oval (it's small and not showing a ton) and then so saffron for the outer oval. I love the look of the rainbow glimmer paper in such small strips. It packs such a punch that you really don't need to use at lot at once, making one 12"x12" sheet last a long time. 

For the popsicles, I just cut them straight off the designer series paper. It's great artwork so don't be afraid to cut it and use it. 

The blue gems are a carry-over item from the holiday catalog and I think they work perfectly with this card. 

Don't forget to keep hopping. Click the links below to see more creations using the above card sketch.  Also, remember, I'm celebrating by 20th anniversary all week. Check out yesterday's post or the post on the 19th for more information.


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Sunday, February 21, 2021

Sunday Fun Day with Designer Series Paper

Hello Stamping Friends,

Here today with a fun post for Sunday Fun Day with the Sisters in Stamping. Any day there are ice pops or ice cream involved is a fun day in my not so humble opinion. One can never be too old to enjoy a cool, refreshing ice pop especially on a hot summer day. So as we are buried in snow and ice here in NEPA, I'm choosing to think warm thoughts with cool ice pops instead.



I always get every new ice cream related stamp set. I'm a junkie for ice cream, ice pops, or anything of that nature. And this set, Sweet Ice cream is no different. I mean, really, look at those fun, colored ice pops. Don't you need to have it too?


I also used the designer paper that coordinates with the set (especially since I  needed to use designer paper on my project today for this week's theme). Besides, the paper is polka dots and if you have been with me for any length of time you know I love my polka dots. Make them on green paper that matches my car, well, that's even better.

Don't forget to head over to Sisters in Stamping to see the other projects using designer paper.

Thanks for stopping by. See you soon.

Don't forget I am currently offering 20% off all orders (this week only) in celebration of my 20th anniversary with Stampin' Up! (which was yesterday). Plus your order will qualify for Sale-a-bration rewards if they are a minimum of $50. And, you will get an extra little gift from me as a special thank you. Email me right away to place your order.

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Friday, February 19, 2021

20 Years with Stampin' Up! Happy Anniversary to Me!


I am so excited to be your Stampin' Up! demonstrator for another year. And do you know what's even more exciting? I have a very exciting anniversary this year with Stampin' Up! I am celebrating 20 years as a demonstrator.


I never imagined I would still be stamping and sharing my passion with all of my stamping friends for so long. I seriously just joined the Stampin' Up! family for the discount and thought I would have everything I wanted within the year.


I have always said that once it wasn't fun anymore I would would quit. I guess it's still a lot of fun because after 20 short years, I'm not even ready to quit in the least.


I have a big surprise for my anniversary for all of you: For the next week all orders placed through me will receive a 20% discount. Yep, 20% off all orders.





Also, don't forget that it is still Sale-a-bration so with every $50 order (prior to shipping and tax) you will receive a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration brochure



January - June Mini Catalog CLICK HERE

Sale-a-bration Brouchure CLICK HERE

Annual Catalog CLICK HERE


Thursday, February 18, 2021

Spring Theme Blog Hop

Hello Stamping Friends,

Are you ready for some spring weather? I know I am beyond ready. We have had snow covering the ground at our house for over 5 weeks now. And with the dumping we received last week, we have almost three feet of snow on the ground. The snow is almost to the top of our hot tub. Nothing like relaxing in the hot tub and being able to build a snowman, right?

I suppose that pesky groundhog, Phil, was correct with his 6 more weeks of winter predication. Two down, four to go and yes, I am counting.  I like the spring season because of new beginnings, new growth, and warmer weather.  One of the best things of the season for me is when my lilac tree (that grew from thrown out stems) blooms. I love the smell of the blooms and can inhale deeply over and over. Yep, weird, but I don't care.



I know this is a hydrangea stamp, but honestly when you are not a huge floral person like me, it can certainly remind you a little bit of a lilac. Seriously, just go with it for my sake. The color and the little designs remind me of my sweet lilacs. 

This is a great card to send to someone to just let them know you love them and are thinking of them. It's pretty easy to make because the designer paper does most of the work. I stamped one hydrangea, cut it out and embellished with some colored pearls. I colored the pearls on the pearl paper before taking them off with the Stampin' Blends. 

Attach the flower with dimensionals and the tag is the final thing added to the flower. Isn't it a pretty card regardless of the type of flower?

Don't forget to get more spring ideas by continuing on the hop. Links are below.

Thanks for stopping by. See you soon.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Fun Folds with the Stampers Dozen Blog Hop

Hello Stamping Friends,

I'm back again today. You're so lucky to get a two for one today. Sisters in Stamping and the Stampers Dozen both in the same day. The theme with the Stampers Dozen this month was a fun-fold card. I always enjoy making a fun-fold card because they are sometimes challenging and are always just what they say - fun!



Isn't this a fun card just looking at it like this? Who doesn't love time with their friends just hanging out and catching up? That's exactly what I think of when I see this set.


But here comes the real fun- the fun-fold. Laying flat it just looks like a nice, put-together card. However, stand it up and see the fun unfold. (Cheesy pun totally intended)


So your base is a regular sized card base (8 1/2" x 5 1/2") Then the inside piece (white) is 5 1/4" by 8" that is folded in half and then the one side is folded in half to make a z-type card.  


This center piece is the rectangle cut out of the center of the base (I attached the designer paper before cutting it out). You attach some adhesive on the right side of layer to attach to the z fold of the white layer. I find the easiest way to make sure you get it in the right place is to close the front of the card and then place the missing piece in just like a puzzle.


Here is it is all opened up. It really isn't that difficult to make at all, but it looks so much more impressive. 

For the girls dresses, I stamped on the designer series paper and cut it out. Then I colored their hair, arms, legs, and faces with Stampin' Blends.  So much fun and I absolutely love how this card turned out. 

I hope you are inspired. Don't forget to keep hopping and see more great fun-fold ideas.

Stamper's Dozen February 2021 Blog Hop

  1. Judy Garza – Creativity Released
  2. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
  3. Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
  4. Rachel Yurkanin – Rachel’s Stamping Place
  5. Debbie Naylor – Unfrogettable Stamping!
  6. Bonnie O'Neill – Bonnie Stamped
  7. Kelly Acheson – A Stamp Above
  8. Donna Burk Schneidtmiller – Donna Stamps
  9. Patty Chenail – Stamp-Patty’s - Stamping in My Flops
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