Remember to Create!

Remember to Create!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial Day Sale

Hello Stamping Friends,


Memorial Day is a time of remembrance for all that military personnel have done for us by sacrificing and giving their lives. I think Memorial Day is also a time to make new memories. Memories of scrapbooking or giving a handmade card to someone special. So in honor of Memorial Day, I have just decided to run a Memorial Day Special and wanted to let you know about it. It will run from today through Monday at 7:00 PM.

You will receive a discount on your order. The amount of the discount will depend on what you are ordering. See below.

All orders up to $50 will receive a 10% discount

All orders between $50.01 and $99.99 will recieve a 15% discouunt

All orders over $100 will receive a 20% discount

All orders over $150 will receive a 20% discount, a minimum of $15 hostess credit and at least a Level 1 hostess set of choice. Added bonus for all $150 orders is that the order will be shipped direct to your door.

**This special does not apply to previous orders or workshop orders. All totals for discounts are before shipping and tax are applied. This promotion is only available through Rachel Yurkanin.

Remember after Monday all retiring colors are not guaranteed to be available. This is a great time to stock up on your refills and cardstock of your favorite colors that will soon be gone.

I hope you have a great weekend with your friends and family making memories to last a lifetime. And be sure to take a moment to  remember what this holiday is really all about.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Time to Simply Scrapbook

Time to Simply Scrapbook. Today at Sisters in Stamping we are focusing on Simply Scrappin' Kits. If you have tons of pictures (which I think most of us do) you will love Stampin' Up!'s Simply Scrapbook kits. They come with textured cardstock, designer series paper, and many, many great self-adhesive die cuts to create quick, easy, simply beautiful cards, scrapbook pages and much more.

I made a really quick scrapbook page for this week's challenge using the Sunny Day kit which can be found on page 164 in the  2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog.


I personally love how bright this kit is.  It literally took me just a few minutes to put this together. Hardest part is coming up with the layout and cutting the cardstock and designer paper to the size you want it.  As  you can see I didn't use anything else but the kit.

Be sure to check out the Sisters in Stamping blog to see what the other sisters created using their Simply Scrappin' kit.

Be sure to join us next week when we look at Father's Day/Masculine ideas.  We can all use more of those, can't we?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

June Class Schedule

June 2010 Classes


Very Thankful Class: Saturday, June 5, 2010 – 2:00 PM
• You will make 8 cards and matching envelopes. You will also make a card holder to keep the 8 cards together. Plus you will make 2 cards and envelopes to give to our local Ronald McDonald House in Scranton for the families who stay there to use.
• Cost: $25.00 – Includes all supplies to complete the cards, envelopes, and card holder. Plus you will get the Very Thankful stamp set to take home with you. All you need to bring is your own snail adhesive. Stampin’ Up! Will donate $2.00 from every Very Thankful set purchased to Ronald McDonald House Charities.
• Registration Deadline: Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Let’s Get Punchy Class: Tuesday, June 8, 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: June 6, 2010

Big Shot Club, Sunday, June 13, 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.

Scrapbook Class: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 6:30 PM
• Create 2-12x12 2 page spreads using a Spring theme on one spread and a masculine/travel theme on the other spread.
• Cost will include all the materials needed to create your
• Cost is $15.00 for this class. You will need to bring your own adhesive.
• Payment and Registration Deadline: Monday, June 14, 2010

Retirement Open House, Friday, June 25, 2010 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
• With only 6 days left to order from the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog you need to come say “So long” to some of my favorite retiring stamps and accessories. There will be 2 make n takes for everyone to make.
• Gift for all in attendance.
• Plenty of samples to browse through.
• Specials good for that night only. Come to find out what they are.
• Desserts & Punch

Stamp-A-Stash: Wednesday, June 30, 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: Monday, June 28, 2010






Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday, Already???

I simply don't know where the time goes. I must be having a ton of fun. You know, "time flies when you're having fun?"  Just sad that I can't remember all these great times. LOL  Anyway, it is Friday, again. So that means a Fabulous Friday posting for you.  This week's challenge for Sisters in Stamping was flowers. You know, May Flowers?  So I sat back and was thinking what do I want to do for this challenge. And it came to me rather quickly because I have been making tons of these flowers the past few weeks. I even went in to Jonah's kindergarten class yesterday and they made these flowers too. So it was only natural to continue in my current ways.


So what do you think of my Spring flowers?  I have been using the Flower Layers #3 Originals Die so much lately. I definitely got my money's worth out of it.  Here's what I do: I cut chipboard and Designer Series Paper to the size of the die. I then glue the paper using the "green" glue (Tombo Multi Adhesive) to the chipboard. Wait a bit for the glue to dry and then run that through my Big Shot. (Thank you Stampin' Up! for the Big Shot. I love mine.)

Then I attach a small flower to a larger flower (in most cases) using the "green" glue. I then punch circles using the 1" and the 3/4" circle punches and layer those onto the flower. Then I add one of the little centers that pop out when you die cut them to finish off the flower.  Once I have that all together, I go over the whole flower with crystal effects. Now remember, no heat setting the crystal effects so you need to be patient and not touch your flower for several hours. Trust me: Don't be tempted either because you will leave your "print" on the flower. (Your fingerprint, that is)  Once that is finished you can attach a magnet to the back, a pin, or you can attach it directly to something else, like the clipboard. See Below.


For this cute desk ensemble, I attached magnets to the small flowers and then stuck them to cute little jars. You can fill the jars with rubber bands, paper clips, mints, coins, or whatever else you can fit in there.


The large flower sitting in front of the clipboard is a magnet as well. Make several of these to keep all your special notes all in one spot.  Remember the small flower on the jar is also a magnet so you can use that on a magnet board as well.  Hope you have enjoyed my projects this week. They are fun, easy and pretty quick to make. Have fun making your own.

Remember to stop by the Sisters in Stamping blog to see the projects the other sisters created using flowers.


Friday, May 14, 2010

Time to Skate

Wanted to post more this week but had a crazy, busy, fun week with other demonstrators. Tuesday night was Dawn Rapsas' Dream Night event where Shelli Gardner, cofounder of Stampin' Up! was there. I helped Dawn get ready for the event and even did a demonstration that evening. I will share more of that with you over the next few days. It was a great time.

But for today, I need to focus on the Sisters in Stamping challenge for this week. We were to use one of the sets from this month's special. I decided to use Extreme Elements (p 81 of the Idea Book & Catalog) and the Star Designer Brads (p 179) on a scrapbook page. Did you remember it is National Scrapbook Month?



I actually took a card that I used for my son's birthday invitation as inspiration for this page. Notice the stamped skater image on the bottom right hand corner is the very similar to the actual invite we gave out.


I used the Varsity Alphabet on our Twill Ribbon to create the title for this page. It gives it a fun look, yet still looks great for a boy page.  Don't forget to check out the May Special. There is a button on the side of my blog. Click on it and it will give you all the details.  Here are the extremely condensed version of the promotion: Purchase one of 11 sets and receive one package of Designer brads FREE.

Now all I need to do is print some pictures of Noah with his new skateboard to fill this page up.


Don't forget to hop on over to the Sisters in Stamping blog to see how the other sisters used items from this month's special.

Friday, May 7, 2010

What a Sweet Day!

Welcome back friends.  It's Friday again and there, of course, is another Fabulous Friday challenge over at Sisters in Stamping. This week we were to use one of the new stamp sets from the Summer Mini Catalog called Sweet Scoops. Who doesn't love ice cream in the Summer? This set is a must have, in my ever so humble opinion, anyway. LOL

If you didn't receive you copy of the Summer Mini Catalog, contact me today and I'll get one out to you.


Isn't this card just adorable? I love the way it turned out. It uses the ice cream cone in a non-conventional way, upside-down. Who wants ice cream upside-down? Not me, but look how cute those little party bears are.  I also used some dazzling diamonds glitter on the "tassle" (aka cherry) to make them sparkle.  I also used the awesome new Designer Series Paper, Island Oasis for the background. I think it's a great party paper.  The bears cute little faces are just hand-drawn using a basic black Stampin' Write Marker.  Guess what, the bears are also on the card using ....... dimensionals. Although I'm sure most of you knew that already. (Big Grin).

Don't forget to go check out what the other sisters created using this great new set, Sweet Scoops, over at the Sisters in Stamping Blog. You're going to love what they've done.

As always, thanks for stopping by. Leave a comment if you'd like.  Have a wonderful day.


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Rachel's May Classes

Don't forget to book your workshop today. Get these great new stamps and accessories now. Gather your friends for a night of fun while you earn free stamps and supplies.


May 2010 Classes

Gift Bag Class: Saturday, May 15, 2010 – 2:00 PM

Dress up 5 ordinary gift bags to make extraordinary bags to place your special gifts in. You will also make 5 coordinating gift tags for your bags.

Cost: $20.00 – Includes all supplies to complete the gift bags and tags. All you need to bring is your own snail adhesive.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, May 13, 2010


Magnet Board Class: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 – 6:30 PM

Cover a piece of sheet metal and make several magnets with the big shot for this adorable magnet board.

A Great item to add to your office, kitchen or near the door to help with reminders. This would also be a great gift item.

Cost: $20.00 – Includes all supplies to complete the board. All you need to bring is your own snail adhesive.

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 14, 2010


Scrapbook in a Night Class: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 6:30 PM

· Create a 6x6 album either a travel/masculine theme or a tropical/summer theme in an evening. You will make 10 6x6 2-page spreads for your album. This class is based around the Designer Series papers found in the Summer mini catalog (you should be receiving it in about 2 weeks)
· Layout idea sheets will be handed out to each attendee
· Cost will include the cardstock, designer series paper and 6x6 album to coordinate with your theme. You will need to pick your theme by the registration deadline due to ordering and shipping times.
· Cost is $30.00 for this class. You will need to bring your own adhesive.
· Payment and Registration Deadline: Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Big Shot Club, Sunday, May 23, 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: Wednesday, May 26, 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: Monday, May 24, 2010


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

National Scrapbook Month Promotion


Explore the Possibilities


Take your scrapbooking to a whole new level with Stampin' Up!

During National Scrapbooking Month, May 1-31, get a FREE package of Designer brads with the purchase of My Digital Studio (item 118108) or any of the following stamp sets:


From the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog:

Pg 81 Extreme Elements 115181 $26.95 

Pg 119 Framed with Love**  114389 $27.95

Pg 128 Certified**   113706 $27.95

Pg 129 Circle Circus  115778 $28.95

From the Summer Mini Catalog:

 
 Pg 12 Elements of Style  Wood Mount - 118611 $27.95    Clear Mount - 120045 $19.95

Pg 13 Momentos Wood Mount- 119910 $27.95   Clear Mount - 120105 $19.95

Pg 13 Éléments de style Wood Mount - 119900 $27.95   Clear Mount - 120099 $19.95

Pg 14 Rough Type  Wood Mount - 118659 $26.95   Clear Mount - 120072 $18.95

Pg 22 Sentimental Journey Wood Mount - 118513 $23.95 Clear Mount - 120075 $17.95

Pg 25 First Day Wood Mount - 118521 $23.95   Clear Mount - 120051 $17.95

Pg 25 Camino a la Escuela  Wood Mount - 120152 $23.95 Clear Mount - 120154 $17.95


**A Last Chance stamp set!


Choose from the following Designer brads with qualifying purchase:

179 Flower Designer brads 112579
179 Filigree Designer brads 112577
179 Circle Designer brads 112571
179 Star Designer brads 112572

And here's a quick sample of a card made using the Circle Circus Set. This was a card made at a recent Stamp a Stash event. All attendees made four of these cards to put in their stash at home so they would never be left scurrying to make a card at the last minute.



Saturday, May 1, 2010

Occasions Mini Catalog Carry Over Items

Here's a list of products that are still available from the Occasions Mini Catalog  which ended yesterday (April 30, 2010) And you thought they were gone, didn't you?



Item # Description Price

116519 Charming Stamp Set $19.95

117690 Vintage Vogue WM $23.95

118598 Vintage Vogue CM $17.95

118882 Vague vinatge WM $23.95

119109 Vague vinatge CM $17.95

118091 Tiny Tags WM $22.95

118592 Tiny Tags CM $16.95

117535 DÉCOR ELEMENTS F IS FOR FOX CHOCOLATE $4.95

117536 DÉCOR ELEMENTS G IS FOR GIRAFFE CHOCOLATE $4.95

117529 DÉCOR ELEMENTS IS FOR BLACK $1.95

117541 DÉCOR ELEMENTS L IS FOR LION CHOCOLATE $4.95

117542 DÉCOR ELEMENTS M IS FOR MONKEY CHOCOLATE $4.95

117544 DÉCOR ELEMENTS O IS FOR OWL CHOCOLATE $4.95

117528 DÉCOR ELEMENTS SCALLOP FRAME BLACK $6.95

117549 DÉCOR ELEMENTS T IS FOR TURTLE CHOCOLATE $4.95

117552 DÉCOR ELEMENTS W IS FOR WHALE CHOCOLATE $4.95

118139 DS FOLK FLOWERS -SHELLI SIGNATURE COLLECTION $12.95 (stencils)

117597 DS PAISLEY PATTERNS 2-STEP $14.95  (stencils)

118072 PUNCH CORNER PINKING HEARTS $9.95

118870 PUNCH CORNER SCALLOP TRIM $9.95

117191 PUNCH LG 2 STEP BIRD $15.95

118073 PUNCH LG FANCY FLOWER $15.95

117649 PUNCH MD BORDER PINKING HEARTS $15.95

117190 PUNCH MD JEWELRY TAG $10.95

117193 PUNCH SM SMALL HEART $5.95

117310 SZX BIGZ L MINI MILK CARTON $32.95

118138 SZX EMBSLTS BEAUTIFUL WINGS $11.95

117332 SZX EMBSLTS SCALLOPED HEART OF HEARTS $11.95

117335 SZX TI PERFECT POLKA DOTS $7.95

116772 RECIPES BY DESIGN $24.95

120435 HEART TREAT CUPS $2.95