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Friday, November 26, 2010

A quick card to begin the Holiday Season

Hello Stamping friends,

Today we are taking a break over at Sisters in Stamping due to the hustle and bustle of the Holiday season beginning.  I thought I would post a quick card to start off the holiday season for all of us.

This is a card that I made for my downline meeting swap for November.  It was a pretty quick and simple card to put together.


I used the Deck the Halls Designers Series Paper and coordinating fabric from the Holiday Mini Catalog. The fabric was torn to give it some rough edges and attached with a mini glue dot. The wreath comes from the Welcome Christmas stamp set.  I finished the card off with some vanilla Smooch Spritz.  (Just love saying "smooch spritz" lol)

Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving with your loved ones. And if you headed out for some great deals with some Black Friday shopping, hope you got all that you wanted without too much trouble.  Be sure to check back for more Holiday ideas from now through Christmas.

Monday, November 22, 2010

FREE Shipping Offer & On-Line Order Spectacular

Stampin' Up! is at it again.  They just introduced a great promotion that begins today and ends November 30, 2010.



You will receive FREE SHIPPING with any online order of $150 or more plus there are some pretty amazing discounts (20 - 50% off) on select products and bundles. What a great way to get some gifts for your stamping friends or just for yourself.  And you WILL receive hostess benefits with your online order of $150 or more which include FREE money to spend in the catalog and a FREE hostess set.

Here are just a few of the great deals waiting for you:

My Digital Studio 50% off
Stampin' Up! exclusive fabric 50% off
Stamp Bundles 30 - 50% off
Digital Downloads 20 - 40 % off

Click Here to see the complete details of this Spectacular promotion.  Just head over to my website to place your online order.

Plus don't forget if you have ever thought about joining the Stampin' Up! family, you can still do so at 50% savings until November 30, 2010 also.

So many great things happening at Stampin' Up! you won't want to miss out on any of it.  Contact me if you have any questions.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

What kind of Demonstrator would you be?

There is just a little over one week left of this simply amazing deal on the Stampin' Up! starter kit. Do you love Stampin' Up! products and would love to get a 20% discount on every item you order?  Or would you like to add a little extra income to your budget?  Whatever the reason you won't want to pass up this great opportunity to receive the Starter Kit for a mere $87.50.  It includes product that is worth over $300 and is half price (usually $175) until November 30.

I'm so excited because my group has already added 4 new people to our team and there are at least 3 more ready to join as well.  Will you be the next one?

You will receive a 20% discount (instant income) on all orders, access to the Stampin' Up! website and Stampin' Connection site that has many videos and over 118,000 samples to browse and copy or be inspired by, Stampin' Success, our monthly magazine with both business and stamping tips and ideas. Plus on your first order over $150 within 45 days of signing up you receive 30% off instead of the normal 20%. Another extra little bonus. As a demonstrator you are also eligible to attend any of Stampin' Up! regional seminars (filled with tons of stamping tips and tricks) and/or Convention.  You can attend Leadership conference once you achieve Senior Supervisor status.


Here's what the kit includes:
* 113500 Fun and Fast Notes (wood mount) (p 70) $33.95
* 118571 I (Heart) Hearts (clear mount) (p46) $18.95
* 115360 For All you Do (wood mount) (P103) $28.95
* 120173 So Many Thanks (wood mount) (p18) $7.95 (can exchange for any ala carte stamp $9.95 or less)
* 109679 Fast Flowers Stampin' Around Wheel (p 70) $6.50
* 118486 Clear Block C (p192) or any clear block $6.95 or less
* 117155 Brights Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (p175) $19.95
* 120954 Any assorted color pack smooth cardstock (8 1/2 x 11) (p 166-169)
* 100730 Whisper White 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock (can substitue very vanilla)
* 114616 5/8" whisper white satin ribbon $8.95
* 102283 Versamark pad (any pad $8.95 or less)
* 101179 Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
* 102277 Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
* 105216 Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
* 103133 Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
* 119677 Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Marker
* 119679 Marina Mist Stampin' Write Marker
* 119787 Marina Mist Classic Ink Refill
* 104332 Snail Adhesive (or any adhesive $6.95 or less)
* 102394 Stampin' Mist or 109196 Staz-on cleaner
* 119525 Small Songbird Tile Decor Elements Chocolate or any decor elements at $7.95 or less

Stampin' Around Self Inking Standard Handle
Uninked Standard Cartridge for wheel
Blender Pen (1)
Stamping Sponge (1)
Stampin' Scrub
Stampin' Dimensionals
Decor Elements Applicator Tool
All your business supplies


The kit can be customized to your liking by switching any of the items marked with an ( * ) to a like item with the same price or lower so you really can get what you want.



Types of Stampin’ Up®! Demonstrators


Discount Purchaser: Likes the idea of buying stamps and scrapbook supplies for personal use at a 20% discounted price. Occasionally sells to neighbors, relatives, friends, etc.

Short-Term Demonstrator: Sells for a short period of time. Wants to earn a specified amount. Stops when she has reached that goal.

Seasonal Demonstrator: Works hard at the business during September, October and November doing workshops for seasonal money. Minimum orders and sales during the balance of the year.

Hobby Demonstrator: Loves doing workshops and earning extra money when it’s convenient. Works a lot some months and very little other months. Likes to do workshops that are easy to book. Doesn’t like to work to hard to get demos.

Striver Demonstrator: Is excited to try and grow a business in stamping. She is enthused about the opportunities and wants to learn how to expand her potential.

Career Demonstrator: Views Stampin’ Up! as a viable income with long-term career potential. Pursues management and wants to move up the career ladder. Loves attending Stampin’ Up! functions. Has developed close social relationships within the business. Works at her business in a consistent manner like a “real job”!


When you are ready to join, head over to my Demonstrator Website and click JOIN NOW.  You will use the password: yurinkinstamps

I can't wait to welcome you to our team.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Gettin' ready for Christmas, one ornament at a time

I'm so excited about today's Fabulous Friday challenge.  I've been looking forward to it for some time.  Those of you that know me, know I love ornaments.  So much so that I have had an ornament exchange for years now.  So when it was decided that ornaments were the thing for Sisters in Stamping this week, I was pumped.


Here's a close-up view of the full ornament.  I attached some designer series paper to Stampin' Up!'s chipboard using the Tombo mono multi adhesive (aka green glue).  I then used the snowflake die and the Big Shot to cut it out.  Once it was cut out I covered it with Crystal Effects and sprinkled some dazzling diamonds on it.


Here's a full shot of it hanging on an easel.  I used the retired silver elastic cording as the hanger for this ornament.  Next picture is a close up of the middle of the snowflake.


I used the cardinal from the Holiday Jingo Bits set.  It is stamped, cut out and attached with a dimensional. It is attached to a 1 3/8" circle  that is backed with a piece of an adhesive sheet.  I also used the silver waffle paper and that is attached to the back of the circle punch.  The silver glass glitter "needed" to be added to the outside of the circle.  The finishing touch is a very vanilla bow made with a fork.  Perfect bow every time.

Don't forget to head over to the Sisters in Stamping site for more ornament ideas.

Off to get ready for the Christmas card crop tonight.  If you attend this event, you will get to make one of these ornaments.  Contact me if you are interested.

Have a fabulous day!

Monday, November 15, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

I'm so excited I can hardly contain myself.  Stampin' Up! just announced a great special on the Starter Kit and the digital starter kit that you will find on page 8 in the Idea Book & Catalog.  The kit is usually $175.00, well for a short 2 week period the kit will be HALF PRICE (did you hear that?)  That's right it will only be $87.50 (plus tax)  That's over a $310 value for $87.50.

This would make an excellant early Christmas gift for any stamper who would love to get a discount on great products or to be able to make some extra money for the holidays.

I would love to chat with you regarding all the details of this promotion. Please contact me so we can get together.


 The standard starter kit includes:

* 3 wood-mount stamp sets
* 1 clear-mount stamp set with clear block
* 1 Stampin' Around wheel with ink cartridge and handle
* 1 Ink refill
* 2 card stock packs
* 1 patterns designer series paper stack
* 4 classic ink pads
* 1 VersaMark ink pad
* 2 Stampin' Write Markers
* Ribbon
* Stampin' Dimensionals
* Stampin' Scrub
* Stampin' Mist
* Stamping Sponge
* SNAIL Adhesive
* Blender Pen
* Decor Elements piece with applicator
* 8 catalogs
* Business supplies, forms and tools

Plus every month you receive a Stampin' Success magazine full of stamping and business ideas. You will access to over 117,000 samples from demonstrators across the country.  Become a part of the Stampin' Up! community and I will help you get all that you want out of your demonstratorship.

This promotion begins Monday, November 15 and runs through November 30.

As a thank you for joining my team I will have a special gift for anyone who joins during this promotion.  Call me to find out what it is.


Friday, November 12, 2010

Time to add some Decor

Glad to be sharing with you some great ideas using the decor elements. This week at Sisters in Stamping we are focusing on using the decor elements.  This is one line of product Stampin' Up! offers that isn't stamps, ink and paper, so even "non-crafty" people will want to get their hands on some of these. 

There are decor elements for everything.  You living room, kitchen, laundry room, bedrooms, and kids bedrooms. There are some that are great for classrooms or playrooms.  We even have chalkboard decor elements and yes you can write on them with chalk, wipe it off and write something new.

I recently held a party that focused just on Decor Elements and people were amazed at how fast and easy they are completely on the wall or anything else you need to "spruce" up a bit.  If you are interested in hosting a Decor Elements Party I would love to chat with you on doing one.  Everyone at the party will also get a chance to work with the decor elements so they can see just how amazing these pieces of vinyl are.

Today I am going to share with you some quick, cute, and simple Christmas gift ideas.  I will share more photos with you in the coming days for other ideas with the decor elements.  But for now we are on Christmas.  I found these glass containers at the local dollar store.  I simply added the Christmas decor elements found in the Holiday Mini Catalog to the front of them.  I used both the real red and old olive pieces for these two shown.  The ornamanets come in a strip of 6 but I just cut it in half and used three (kind of a two for one deal ther)


I then used a piece of 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon.  Olive with the red ornaments and red with the olive ornaments.  These really come together very quickly and are pretty inexpensive gifts to give to your neighbors, co-workers or just about anyone.


Here is the individual pictures of each one so you can see them a little better.  I filled them with red and white striped peppermints to make it the perfect little candy dish.  They would also be good to use on a desk for pens and pencils, or even a little vase (for some short stemmed flowers, of course).


Remember to head over to Sisters in Stamping to see some more Decor Element ideas.  Remember if you need a quick decorating idea then Decor Elements are your answer.




Friday, November 5, 2010

Fabulous Friday Decor

Time for another Fabulous Friday challenge at Sisters in Stamping.  This week we needed to use the Decor Blocks found in the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog and the Definitely Decorative Decor Catalog.

I decided to make a "Snow Tower" for my project.  I used the Candy Cane Christmas Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Mini Catalog to cover my blocks.  I used the Tombo Multi Purpose Adhesive (AKA the green glue) to attach the paper to the block.  I also used sticky strip to attach each block to the one underneath it.


I used the Serif Alphabet to cut out the letters and the snowflake embossing folder to emboss each of the letters.  I then took the 2 way glue pen to the raised images to attach some dazzling diamonds glitter to each letter.


I used the Northern Frost decorative strip for each of the snowflakes.  Before I cut them out I put a strip of white cardstock on the adhesive sheets (found in the Holiday Mini Catalog) so that I can easily cover the entire snowflake with dazzling diamonds glitter to add a lot of sparkle to the finished result.  I also attached a rhinestone in the center of each of the snowflakes.


I also used the circles # 2 die to cut the brushed silver cardstock to put behind each letter.  The circles are attached to each block using dimensionals (you know I was going to use them somewhere, right? lol)


I finished the "tower" off by tying the entire thing in marina mist 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon.

Don't forget to head over to Sisters in Stamping for more decor blocks ideas.

Thanks for stopping by again. There will be some Christmas card ideas posted tomorrow and Sunday so come back for more Holiday ideas.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

November Stampin' Classes

**Stampin’ Classes**


By Rachel Yurkanin – Stampin Up! Demonstrator

570-689-5371 Email: dryurkanin@comcast.net

Website: www.rachelyurkanin.stampinup.net



Gather your friends for a night of fun while you earn free stamps and supplies. Book your Christmas workshop today. We can do any theme you would like, Christmas, Fall, Party. These would include ideas for cards, invites, favors, decorations, etc.

November 2010 Classes
Classes are held at my home unless otherwise noted.


Let’s Get Punchy Class: Tuesday, November 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.

Stamp-A-Stash: Thursday, November 18, 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: November 15, 2010


Come and Make Your Christmas Cards: Friday, November 19, 2010 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM EVENT TO BE HELD AT THE SLEEP INN IN DUNMORE (Right off the 81 exit)
• Bring all the supplies to stamp your Christmas cards. Great night to stamp and chat with old friends and new friends. After all, stamping is more fun when you do it with others.
• There will be 2 make n takes for you to complete as well
• A light dinner (probably pizza) will be served along with one bottle of water and light snacks. (If you need or want something specific please supply that yourself). There are vending machines if you would like soda.
• There will be several door prizes throughout the evening
• Many samples will be on display to give you more inspiration.
Register for this event and place an order for any supplies you may need for it between Thursday, November 4, 2010 and Tuesday, November 9, 2010 and receive 10% off your order. All orders will be brought to the event on the 19th.
• Space is limited so register early to guarantee your spot.
• Cost is $15 per person
• Registration deadline is Tuesday, November 16, 2010 or before if it fills.

Big Shot Club, Sunday, November 21, 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.

Kids Countdown to Christmas Class: Monday, November 29, 2010
Choice of Time: 2:00 PM or 6:00 PM

Children will make a Christmas countdown using the Candy Countdown Calendar Kit found in the Holiday Mini Catalog on page 34. These boxes can be used over and over from year to year. All you need to do is stuff some goody or a special activity note inside.

• Class will include the calendar kit and adhesive to decorate the boxes.
• Class fee is $20.00 per child per kit
• Registration Deadline is Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Monday, November 1, 2010

A very Special Thank you

I just realized that I forgot to share with you a very special thank you card I received from the Stampin' Up! staff at the Baltimore Regional I presented at.  I was so excited in showing you what I created that I forgot I received this card.  Better late than never.




It is a 3x6 card.  It's definitely a duplicatable card that would be quick and easy to make several of them in one sitting.  Of course, this card will be saved for years to come.  Thank you again Stampin' Up! for allowing me the opportunity to do the Workshop Wow.  I had a blast.

You know it's only been one month since the regional event but it seems much longer.  However, the memories will be alive and strong for a very long time for me.  It was a great event that I got to share with several of my downline members and other Stampin' Up! demonstrator friends.  Definitely looking forward to the next event in January.  Our annual leadership conference will be held in Nashville.  I'm just hoping that my brother will be back from Afghanistan by then so I can see him too (he and his family don't live too far from Nashville).

Hope you have a great Monday. Come back soon.