Remember to Create!

Remember to Create!

Monday, January 30, 2012

It's time to Sale-a-brate!

It's that time of year again, Sale-a-bration. It is my favorite Stampin' Up! time of year.  Everyone wins with Sale-a-bration; customers, hostesses, and even new demonstrators.  Which one do you want to be?

Customers earn a FREE item (stamps, cardstock, ribbon & brads combo, embossing folder, fabric, buttons, or designer series paper) from the Sale-a-bration brochure with every $50 order (the amount is before shipping and tax).

Hostesses earn a FREE reusable tote with a qualifying workshop of $150. And they earn a bundle of products with a $400 workshop. The bundle includes items from page 6 & 7 in the Sale-a-bration brochure, the Fresh Vintage stamp set (wood or clear mount), the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper and the Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad pack.

New Demonstrators get to join the Stampin' Up! family for only $125 (discount of $50). You can customize your kit to get the items you would use.  As a new demonstrator you will also be eligible to get a FREE paper pack or digital download every month for the rest of the year.

Isn't Sale-a-bration awesome?  Now you know why it's my favorite time of year. I started my Stampin' Up! business 11 years ago during Sale-a-bration and haven't regretted a moment of it. I've worked and earned money when it was convenient for my family, I've earned sales and recruiting awards, travelled the United States and met so many wonderful demonstrators that I can now call friends from all over the country and Canada. Contact me today and we can discuss this great opportunity more.

Here is a card I made using a few of the items you would get for FREE as hostess with a $400 workshop and another stamp set from the Sale-a-bration brochure.  It's a pretty simple card but I like it anyway.  It uses the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series paper and the ribbon and brad pack.  I also used the Sprinkled Expressions stamp set from the Sale-a-bration offerings.

Contact me today to place your Sale-a-bration qualifying order or to schedule your Sale-a-bration workshop (now through March 31).  And if you want the best deal, contact me to join the Stampin' Up! family. 

Friday, January 27, 2012

Gettin' Ready for Valentine's

This week at Sisters in Stamping we are showing you some Valentine treat ideas.  Valentine's Day is only a little over 2 weeks away so it is time to start thinking of what you want to make for your special
Sweetheart(s).Chocolate always comes to my mind for Valentine's day (of course, it comes to mind anytime I want it too, lol)

This week I used a small mason jar as the starting point for my special treat.  It is filled with red, pink & white peanut M&M's. I then cut a circle (small cereal bowl size, yes, I put the bowl on the fabric and cut away) from the one design of the twitterpated fabric found in the Occasions Mini Catalog using pinking shears.  I placed the metal flat lid on top of the jar then the fabric and then put the metal collar over the fabric to close the treat.

I cut four little hearts using the framelits dies and 2 hearts from batting. I sewed the hearts together (fabric, batting, fabric) and then sewed them onto a piece of white grosgrain ribbon.

To finish off the treat, I used the cherry cobbler dazzling details  to outline the hearts and add some polka dots  to the lid of the jar. I also added one dot to the ribbon that hearts are "hanging" from to look like a brad that is holding it on.

Don't forget to check out the Sisters in Stamping blog for more Valentine treats ideas. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Awesome New Framelits

This week at Sisters in Stamping we are sharing some ideas using the great new framelits from the Occasions Mini.  I really wasn't kidding when I said it is jam packed with great new products. 

I decided to use the heart framelits with the coordinating Take It to Heart stamp set.  So you can stamp one of the images and then you can "cut" it out very easily using the framelits.  My favorite part of these framelits is that you can place them just where you want on the cardstock because they are just metal frames and not a big bulky die that you can't see through.

I also used the twitterpated Designer Series Paper from the Occasions Mini. As well as, the awesome 3/8" pleated Satin Ribbon in Baja Breeze.

Hope you enjoyed this card but don't forget to head over to the Sisters in Stamping blog for even more ideas using the new framelits.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Annual Leadership Sale

I am again holding my annual Stampin' Up! Leadership Sale. Place your order today, Monday, January 16, 2012 through Monday, January 23, 2012 by emailing it to me (please do not place order onlines because you will not receive the discount, I need to place orders in order for the discount to be applied) and you will receive the following:

10% off an order over $50 plus one Sale-a-bration item

15% off an order over $75 plus one Sale-a-bration item

20% off an order over $100 plus two Sale-a-bration items

orders over $150 will receive 20% off, and $25 in Hostess Dollars to spend on exclusive Hostess sets or catalog merchadise or a combination of the two (the new hostess plan is awesome, you can receive up to three hostess exclusive sets at the $150 level). Plus a reusable tote bag and 3 Sale-a-bration items. And this order (over $150) will be shipped direct to your door.

Don't forget the Occasions Mini catalog is now available to order from as well. It is jam packed with great new stamps, big shot dies, and accessories.

This special is offered by only me, Rachel Yurkanin, and is not a Stampin' Up! special or good through any other demonstrator.

This is just a little thank you for supporting me throughout the year. I appreciate it and want to give you a little something if you order this week. If you don't have the new catalog in hand yet, head on over to my website,, to view both the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog and the Occasions Mini Catalog online. If you don't already have a catalog, I will get one to you when you place your order this week.

Book a Sale-a-bration workshop for February or March. Dates are filling quickly. A fun girls night in the middle of winter is a sure fire way to curb those Winter Blues. What are you wating for? Tell me which day works best for you and let's get planning.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Sale-a-bration Sneak Peek

I can't wait for the biggest sale of the Stampin' Up! year to begin.  Just a little over a week left before Sale-a-bration begins.  If you don't have your event planned yet, what are you waiting for?  Contact me today to set your date.  I love doing Sale-a-bration workshops, they are so much fun and everyone has the chance to get something for FREE.

Here is how a customer gets her FREE item  - with every $50 purchase, you can select one item for FREE from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. This brochure includes exclusive items that are available ONLY during Sale-A-Bration as well as some handpicked items from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog. There is no limit to the number of Sale-A-Bration items that you can earn, so get out your wish list and start earning those FREE things!

Here is why you want to hostess a workshop during Sale-a-bration -  for a workshop that reaches $150 in sales, you will receive a free reusable shopping tote that is designed from the Sale-A-Bration Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper. And when your workshop sales reach $400, you will also receive a free bundle of Sale-A-Bration products that includes the Fresh Vintage stamp set and the coordinating Everyday Enchantment paper and accessories. You get all of this in addition to the already fabulous Hostess Benefits that you get all year ‘round!

And the icing on the cake, as a new demonstrator that joins the Stampin’ Up! family during Sale-A-Bration, you can start your own stamping business for only $125! It includes the standard Starter Kit and all of the perks and benefits … just at a lower cost to you. And when you join, you’ll get additional benefits for the rest of the year because each month, you will get to choose either a free pack of Designer Series Paper or a free digital download. Isn't it just a great time of year?  I started my Stampin' Up! adventure 11 years ago during Sale-a-bration and I have never looked back.

And now onto the sneak peak I promised:

For this card, I used several different Sale-a-bration items.  I used the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (three different patterns were used on the card).  I also used the Elementary Elegance stamp set.  I love the frame in that set.  Notice the inside coordinates with the curly label punch.  How cool is that?  Then see that cute little bow on the bottom of the frame?  The ribbon is from the Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack.  I used both colors of ribbon for the bow. 

Did I tease you enough?  Want your own FREE items?  Contact me today and let me know if you would like to place an order, book a workshop, or start your own Stampin' Up! adventure as a demonstrator.

Don't forget to head over to the Sisters in Stamping blog for even more sneak peek items.

Sale-A-Bration starts on January 24th, so get your wish lists ready! Call or email me if you'd like to hold a workshop and earn free products, or if you would like more information or would

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Rachel's January Stampin' Classes

January 2012 Classes

Classes are held at my home unless otherwise noted.

Let’s Get Punchy Class: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 6:30 PM
• Learn how to make 2 different characters/things using punches. You will make 2 cards and 2 6x6 pages. The pages are a great reference for later creating.
• This class will be offered on the second Tuesday of every month.
• Cost: Is $10.00 per person. This fee includes all supplies to complete the pages and cards. All you need to bring is your own snail adhesive.
• Registration Deadline: Monday, January 9, 2012

Birthday Bash Class: Sunday, January 15, 2012 – 2:00 PM

• Get ready for all your birthdays for this year. Make 8 birthday cards: 4 designs, 2 of each design. There will be irthday cards for adult males, adult females and young boys and girls. You will also be making a birthday banner that can be used over and over as well as 2 other surprise birthday projects that will be great party favors.
• Cost: $25.00 – Includes all supplies to complete the cards and envelopes. All you need to bring is your own snail adhesive.
• Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 12, 2012

Stamp-A-Stash: Thursday, January 26, 2012 – 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: Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Big Shot Club, Sunday, January 29, 2012 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.

• 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 (p 222, $21.95), one textured impressions folder (p 218-219, $7.95), one Bigz L Die (p 221, $32.95), one embosslit die (p 216, $11.95), and one sizzlit die (p 224, $5.50).
• 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 also receive $25 in hostess credit that you can use towards exclusive hostess sets and other catalog merchandise. Isn’t this a sweet deal?
If you already own the Big Shot you are welcome to attend the class for $10 per month.
• Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 26, 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012

Occasions Mini Catalog Favorites

Welcome to another Fabulous Friday at Sisters in Stamping.  This week we are sharing some of our favorite stamp sets from the Occasions Mini Catalog that made the big debut on Wednesday.  Don't have your copy yet, let me know and I can get one out to you.

Let me tell you, it WAS NOT easy picking one favorite.  There are so many awesome stamps in there that I was tempted to just make a card with a stamp from each one.  Just kidding but really it wasn't easy picking.

I finally decided on the Baby Prints set.  I do know a few people having babies and thought I would kill two birds with one stone. I just love the little hand prints.  I think this set would also be good to use for preschoolers.  You know those little sayings about handprints being all over? Now there's another idea for me to work on.

I made this card using pretty in pink and wisteria wonder as my main colors.  You can easily change it out to certainly celery and bashful blue for a boy card.  The wisteria wonder polka dot designer series paper comes from the awesome pack in the Sweet Shop product suite.  The paper is also called Sweet Shop.

I just finished the card off with a little piece of 1/8" pretty in pink taffeta ribbon knotted over the designer paper.  The main image (the handprints) is attached using dimensionals.  But of course you knew that already, right?

Thanks for stopping by.  Don't forget to head over to Sisters in Stamping to see what the favorite stamp set is for each "sister."