Remember to Create!

Remember to Create!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sale-a-bration Coming to an End

Sale-a-bration is coming to an end very quickly. Hurry and get your box with the Caution warning. This is the side of the boxes Sale-a-bration orders have been coming in. It's been a fabulous three months and I don't want you to miss out on this once a year great sale. It all ends tomorrow, March 31, 2010.

Customers you still have time to earn FREE stamps with every $50 order (prior to tax and shipping). To view the Sale-a-bration brochure or to place your order head on over to my website. You can also call me to place your order.

Join the Stampin' Up! team for a 15% discount plus choose another stamp set of your choice (any price) for FREE in addition to all the great products you receive in the starter kit. You can join my team by going to my website and using the password yurinkinstamps to join.

Don't miss out on this sale. So many people have taken advantage of this promotion and I would hate to have you miss out on this great deal. Besides how can you say no to FREE stamps?

Friday, March 26, 2010

Time is Ticking

Welcome to another Fabulous Friday. The sisters over at Sisters in Stamping had a great challenge this week. We needed to use the very cute set, Tote-ally Tess from the Occasions Mini Catalog somehow, someway in a project. Can you guess what I did from the first picture?

Can you guess now from the second picture?

Okay, how about now with the final picture? You better say yes by now or I'm in lots of trouble with this one. lol

I bought a very inexpensive clock from one of the big box stores to alter for my stamp room. My room is painted what I'll call a pale plum, so I choose perfect plum designer series paper to accent my already purple colored room.
I took off the front of the clock and traced the center piece so I could copy that for the polka dotted designer paper. I then stamped several of the images from Tote-ally Tess in perfect plum, pale plum, and sage shadow ink onto whisper white cardstock. Using the 3/4" circle punch I punched out each little image to use as "numbers" on my clock. They are attached with mini glue dots. I felt it still needed more so I attached two stripes of 1/4" perfect plum grosgrain ribbon to the side of the clock so it wasn't so bare and white. It finished it off nicely, in my opinion anyway.
Don't forget to check out the Sisters in Stamping blog for more ideas using Tote-ally Tess.
Also, only a few days left to Sale-a-bration. Don't hesitate in placing your order and take the chance to miss out on some great FREE stamps.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Foxy Friday

Welcome to a Foxy Fabulous Friday. This week at Sisters in Stamping we were focusing on Fox and Friends. The cute little stamp set in the Occasions mini catalog. This week at my Stamp a Stash class I used the Build a Brads on one of the cards. I was left with an empty tin and told the ladies I'll have to turn it into something fun and pretty. So then I decided to combine this week's challenge at Sisters in Stamping with my own challenge to recycle the tin. So this is what I came up with. Hope you like it.

I lined the bottom of the inside of the tin and the outside with some Designer Series Paper from the Sweet Pea paper pad in the Occasions mini catalog. I also used the scallop circle punch on one of the other sheets from the pad. I stamped the little lion in So Saffron on whisper white cardstock and punched it out with 1 3/8" circle punch. Used the "just for you" greeting from Teeny Tiny wishes in Certainly Celery. Tied it all together with some bashful blue satin ribbon also found in the Occasions Mini Catalog

The top seemed a little bare and needing something, so I got out some buttons and attached two certainly celery and one bashful blue using one mini glue dot under each one. I filled the tin with what else, but 10 Hershey Kisses.

Here's a close up of the main focal point. Don't forget to hop on over to the Sister's in Stamping blog for more ideas on using the Fox and Friends stamp set.

Don't forget there's still 2 weeks left to Sale-a-bration, get your order in before March 31st.
Have a beautiful, warm sunny day.

Friday, March 12, 2010

A Vintage Fabulous Friday

I simply can not believe how fast time flies by anymore. It's been a pretty interesting, hectic week here in the Yurkanin household so honestly I'm glad this week is almost behind me. Brittney had surgery and my Dad is back in the hospital for the same thing he was there in September for. I also take my final Praxis exam tomorrow morning which completes all that I need to do to be a certified teacher. Can you tell it's been one of those Calgon take me away kind of weeks. Understand?
Over at Sisters in Stamping we decided to focus on the Vintage Vogue stamp set this week. I was so busy that I didn't have time to create another card this week so I pulled one out of my stash that I made last month. Please accept my apologies now for those of you that have already seen this one. But I do like it and think it's great to share with everyone else too.
I used the cracked glass technique on this card. You stamp your focal image however you want, then you pat the whole piece of cardstock on your Versamark pad. Then you "carefully dump" (those of you who know me well enough should chuckle at that one) glassy glaze enamel on the top of the versarmark. Heat emboss that, while it's still wet and hot, carefully dump more glassy glaze on top of that, heat set it again, and finish it up with one more round of glassy glaze. When finished, pop it in the freezer for a bit. When you take it out it will be curled a bit and all you do is gently bend the paper and the glassy glaze will crack.
I also used the cutter kit to distress the edges of each piece of cardstock. Vintage screams distressed to me. Although when I distress that many pieces of paper for a class, people start screaming at me. Just kidding but I do get some rolling of the eyes because of so many layers. But honestly look how nice it pulls it all together.
Don't forget to stop by the Sisters in Stamping BLOG to see some more ideas using this great stamp set.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Fabulous Friday - Easter Style

The week's are just flying by. It's time for another Fabulous Friday posting. How can that be? Well anyway, this week over at Sisters in Stamping we decided to focus on Easter. We were to create anything we wanted using an Easter theme. Be sure to head on over there to see what the other Sisters created. You won't want to miss them.

I decided to pull out an old favorite, Good Egg, for this week's card. I just love using the chicks in the cracked egg. I usually stamp it twice and then I have a top and a bottom half of the egg for my chicks to pop out of. The top half of the egg shell is attached to the card using dimensionals. The felt flower and leaves are attached using mini glue dots.

I'm really pleased with how this turned out. It's nice, cheerful and most of all Springy. (Spring can't get here fast enough for me.) I hope you like the card (even if it's only half as much as I like it, lol). I think I'll call it 3 Cracked Chicks. What do you think?
Here is the list of supplies I used to put this card together:
A Good Egg (114974) $23.95
Barely Banana 8 1/2 x 11 Cardstock (102701) $5.50
Pretty in Pink 8 1/2 x 11 Cardstock (100459) $5.50
Shades of Spring Designer Series Paper (117160) $9.95
Basic Black Classic Ink Pad (101179) $5.95
Pretty In Pink 5/8" Satin Ribbon (117289) $8.95
Sweet Pea Stitched Felt (117266) $7.95
Dimensionals (104430) $3.95
Snail Adhesive (104332) $6.95
Mini Glue Dots (103683) $4.95
Remember there is still 26 days left for Sale-a-bration. Place your order today to receive your choice of a free stamp set, designer series pad of paper, or a new border punch. I have a limited number of dates open during Sale-a-bration if you'd still like to host your own workshop and earn FREE products and let your guests earn some FREE products too.
Don't forget to head on over to Sisters in Stamping blog to see the other 3 projects for this week.
Thank you for stopping by.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

March Stampin' Classes

Don't forget to book your Sale-a-bration workshop today. The new 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog is here. There are great new stamps and accessories. Gather your friends for a night of fun while you earn free stamps and supplies.

March 2010 Classes

Let’s Get Punchy Class: Tuesday, March 9, 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: March 6, 2010

Scrapbook Class: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 6:30 PM
· Make 2 12x12 two page spreads.
Cost is $15.00 for this class. You will need to bring your own adhesive.
· Payment and Registration Deadline: March 8, 2010

Stamp-A-Stash: Wednesday, March 17, 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.
Cost: $20.00 – Includes all supplies to complete the cards and envelopes. All you need to bring is your own snail adhesive.
Registration Deadline: March 15, 2010

On Board Book Class: Saturday, March 20, 2010 – 2:00 PM
Decorate one on board book using designer series papers, ribbons, buttons, and other great embellishments. You choose which book you would like: Heart, Bird or Scallop.
The chip board pieces can be held together to make a book, strung together with ribbon to make a beautiful banner to decorate your home, or use them individually for ornaments, gift tags, or gifts for friends and family.
Cost: $20.00 – Includes all supplies to complete the book. All you need to bring is your own snail adhesive.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Big Shot Club, Sunday, March 28, 2009 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.