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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

Hello Stamping Friends,
Just wanted to drop in with a quick Halloween card for you today.  I've been wanting to make this one for awhile and I figured time is certainly not on my side so I better do it today.  Isn't it fun and creepy all at the same time?  I saw someone else do something similar and loved it. A jar full of eyeballs on Halloween is just pure awesomeness.
Hope you are all safe this Halloween.  We still aren't back to school because much of our district is still without power.  Fortunately enough, we never really lost power here at the Yurkanin's, just blinked on and off a bunch of times on Monday night but that was all.  We were very fortunate with this storm and I pray for all those that have been affected by it.
Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamps: Perfectly Preserved
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Very Vanilla & Basic Black Cardstock & Houndstooth and Scaringbone DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Chevron Embossing Folder, Scissors, Basic Black Satin Ribbon, Snail Adhesive, Googly Eyes (and other non-SU googly eyes in different sizes), dimensionals, and mini glue dots.

FREE My Digital Studio Downloads & Half Price Downloads

Hello Stamping Friends,

Just wanted to share this quickly with you.  It's a great deal for you to get some FREE and half price digital downloads.  This special runs from October 29 through November 5.  To see all of the digital downloads for half price head over to the My Digital Studio site and view the catalog.

I have pictured the three FREE downloads that you can get.  Just head over to my online store and "order" them through OEX. 



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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

One last Halloween Treat Idea

Hello Stamping Friends,

First, I must say thank you to everyone who placed an order for stamps yesterday.  That 15% off was really nice, wasn't it?  If for some reason you lost power and didn't get a chance to get me your order, please send it to me or call and I can still help you out.

Now, I'm typing this a day early so we are just hanging out listening to the wind and rain and praying the power stays on.  Many in our surrounding areas have already lost power.  Ours has flickered a few times but so far so good.  Candles and flashlights are ready to go just in case.  I hope everyone is safe and stays out of harms way. 

Today's project was the final project we made at the Halloween treat class. I shared all the other ones previously so be sure to check them out.  This cute little treat was probably the easiest one to make.  Just fill a long cello bag (1"x8") with some candy corn and make this quick, easy, and simply adorable little topper to finish it off.   Stamp the cut little ghost in tangerine tango and add a black and orange cardstock circle from the halloween treat bag bundle in the holiday mini. Just add a banner of daffodil delight behind that and a few pieces of coordinating ribbon and viola, you are finished.
If you have waited to make some Halloween treats, these are definitely easy enough for you to make last minute. 

Monday, October 29, 2012

Spooktacular Stamp Sale TODAY ONLY

Stamp Spooktacular

For one day only, all Stampin’ Up stamp lovers will get 15 percent off almost every stamp we sell!
I know many of you are settling in for the Hurrican Sandy, but don't forget about this awesome opportunity.  15% off the favorite stamps that are on your wishlist.  There is a silver lining in all the clouds that are hanging our us here in the Northeast. A savings on stamps is great.

TODAY ONLY  Monday, October 29 is the one-day Stamp Spooktacular!

Here are the details:
  • Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off!

This means all stamps in the current catalogs including
  • Background stamps
  • Personalized name stamps
  • Cookie press stamps
  • Single-image stamps

This DOES NOT include
  • Hostess sets
  • Bundled stamp sets
  • Digital stamp brush sets
There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order.
Call me! 570-689-5371

Remember, get those wish lists, gift lists and gotta have lists ready with order numbers!
If you place your order online, you can also take advantage of clearance rack products, too! 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

A Little Fall Treat

Hello Stamping Friends,

I just want to send a huge thank you to out to all of you that have emailed or I've talked to this week that are praying for my family through this transition time of our lives.  It means more than words can every express. I am thankful for all that we have and know that God will continue to provide for us. We just need to be patient and pray. 

Today's project was part of the Halloween/Fall treats class I held a couple of weeks ago.  This was a bag of popcorn that was closed with a fall leave decorated clothespin magnet. See that, a gift inside a gift. How awesome is that?

These little bags are so cute. I think this was my favorite treat project of that class.  I can just see setting a table with all of these. Oooo, just had an idea, wouldn't they be neat as nametags at your Thanksgiving Dinner Table?  Instead of using just for you on the little tag put each guest's name on it.

A close-up of the clothespin. I love the glimmering acorn. It adds the perfect finishing touch to an already adorable project.
And a back view of the clothespin with the magnet on it. 
Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Versamark pad, Early Espresso
Cardstock: More Mustard, Riding Hood Red, Cajun Craze, Garden Green, Sahara Sand, Early Espresso, Champagne Glimmer Paper, and Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Big Shot, Autumn Accents Die, Glue dots, dimensionals, Early Espresso stampin' write marker, gusseted bags and self adhesive magnet.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

15% Off Almost Every Stamp Coming

Stamp Spooktacular

For one day only, all Stampin’ Up stamp lovers will get 15 percent off almost every stamp we sell!

Monday, October 29 is the one-day Stamp Spooktacular!

Here are the details: (Updated 2:35 PM (MT) 10/25/2012)
  • Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off!

This means all stamps in the current catalogs including
  • Background stamps
  • Personalized name stamps
  • Incentive stamp sets from the supply list
  • Cookie press stamps
  • Single-image stamps
This DOES NOT include
  • Hostess sets
  • Bundled stamp sets
  • Digital stamp brush sets
There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order.
Call me! 560-689-5371

Remember, get those wish lists, gift lists and gotta have lists ready with order numbers!
If you place your order online, you can also take advantage of clearance rack products, too!

Keep Calm, Carry On and buy lots of stamps :)

Friday, October 26, 2012

Fab Friday Framelit Style

Hello Stamping Friends,

Welcome to another Fabulous Friday with the Sisters in Stamping.  This week our challenge was to use the fabulous framelits.  I am so excited about the framelits. There's so many options it's simply unbelievable.  Check out today's card for a small idea into what I'm talking about.

I am in Christmas mode these days and have been loving the cards that I've been making.  So, of course, I went right to Christmas stamps for this card too.

It's a simple yet elegant card using the Evergreen set. I love the two greens together for this card.  It's hard to capture the tulle ribbon like it looks in real person.  It's really is a pretty card.  I used the large framelit from the apothecary set and then just cut off the bottom point.  This framelit is symetrical but I changed the look with one snip of the scissors. Don't forget to check out the Sisters in Stamping to see other framelits in action.
Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamps: Evergreen
Ink: Certainly Celery, Garden Green & More Mustard
Paper: Garden Green, Certainly Celery & Very Vanilla
Accessories: Big Shot, Apothecary Framelits, (Embossing folder from Holiday catalog, can't remember name right now, I'll change it later), Piercing Essentials pack, paper piercer, piercing mat, crumb cake tulle ribbon, crumb cake seem binding, snail adhesive, & dimensionals

Thursday, October 25, 2012

12 Weeks of Christmas - Week 4 Altered Paint Can

Hello Stamping Friends,

I can't believe we are already at week 4 of the 12 weeks of Christmas. If you are quick on your toes in the math department you will figure out we only have about 8 weeks left before the big day is upon us.  So don't delay start your Holiday crafting today.

This weeks tutorial is a fun, creative way to package up some of the usual gifts in a very unusual way.  Take an empty paint can and decorate it to make it all fun and fancy.

This packaging is almost as fun and exciting as the gift inside.  Don't forget you can purchase this tutorial individually ($3.95) or as a complete set ($24.95) Of course the complete set is by far a better deal.  Each tutorial comes complete with step by step instructions and pictures.
Click the link below to purchase Week 4 Altered Paint Can Individually

12 Weeks of Christmas Week 4

Click the link below to purchase the complete set of the 12 Weeks of Christmas Tutorials

12 Weeks Of Christmas Complete

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Not so scary Scarecrow

Hello Stamping Friends,

Today I'm sharing with you a fun card everyone made at my October punch class.  Isn't he the cutest little scarecrow you've ever seen?  I love him.  And I just love how great the Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper compliments the scarecrow. It's like it was made just perfectly for a scarecrow.

The layout of the card is simple but completes the overall look of the card completely. The main image with the punch art had a little too much white for my liking so I did some doodling around the edges with a black stamping write marker and I think it's the perfect touch to finish off the card.
Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamps: None
Ink: None
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, Blushing Bride (retired), Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, & Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals, Ticket Duo Builder Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Bird Builder Punch, Black Stampin' Write Marker & White Gel Pen, Stamping Dimensionals

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

When Life Throws You a Curveball.....

Hello Stamping Friends,

When life throws you a curveball, pick up a glass and say, "cheers". Cheers to all that you do have in life, cheers to the future, and cheers to the memories made in the past.  That's what we are doing here in the Yurkanin home this week.  We are entering a new chapter of our lives as my husband looks for a new job after almost 15 years at the past one.  We have been blessed in this life and we are NOT going to let this bump in the road get us down.  I do ask that you all pray for us though.

Thought this card was appropriate to share today in light of our situation.  We are doing all that I have said above.  This was a card that all attendees at my September stamp a stash made.  (Next stamp a stash is this Thursday 10/25/12, let me know if you'd like to come).  The card was inspired from a card I received as a swap at convention. I loved it and just couldn't wait to share it. I knew it would be a perfect stamp a stash card.
Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamps: Happy Hour
Ink: Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit, & Raspberry Ripple
Cardstock: Raspberry Ripple, Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit, Basic Black & Whisper White
Accessories: Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon, Snail Adhesive, Basic Rhinestones, Big Shot, Chevron Embossing Folder

Sunday, October 21, 2012

E.T.'s Long Lost Cousins

Hello Stamping Friends,

I really can't believe it's been 30 years since I first saw E.T, the extra terrestial, in the movie theater.  I was a n 8 year old little girl that was so excited that her Mom took her to the movies.  I really liked the movie and remember my mom left the theater with her sunglasses because she cried a lot at the end of the movie and didn't want to walk out with her red eyes.  I think a lot of mom's were probably doing the same thing. It's memories like that that help keep me going when I really start to miss my mom. She was a great woman and I really miss her.

Anyway, enough sadness.  Look how happy these little cousins of E.T. are.  Nothing scary about these guys, is there?  They really make me smile, especially those googlie eyes.  This card was made at September's punch class.

Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamps: None
Ink: Bashful blue
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turqoise, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, & Whisper White
Accessories: Googlie eyes, paper snips, stamping sponge, owl punch, snail adhesive
Hope you have enjoyed my tribute to E.T. and have been inspired to make a couple of your own alien cards.  It would be great to a little boy's birthday. Just add a "Happy Birthday" greeting to the bottomof the "grass" and you'd be set.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Birthday Time

Hello Stamping Friends,

Busy, busy day ahead of the Yurkanin's today. Soccer game, 2 birthday parties and a wedding all on the schedule. Whew, I'm tired just thinking about it.  So since there's two birthday's I figured I'd share this birthday card with all of you. This card was made by all attendees of September's stamp a stash class. They actually made 4 of them. If you've never been to stamp a stash it's definitely a class you should check out, you make 12 cards (3 different designs, 4 of each design), so then you have a "stash" ready and waiting when that special occasion comes up. Next stash is Thursday, October 25.
This particular birthday card is a great masculine card. And I know most of us can always use more masculine card ideas. Isn't it so much more fun and easier making girlie cards?  This card was inspired by a swap card I received at convention this year. I loved it when I saw it and knew it had a great purpose for my class.
Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamps: Clockworks, Best Dad Ever
Ink: Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Versamark
Paper: Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla, First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Silver brad, silver embossing powder, heat gun, 1/16" punch, stamping sponge, snail ahdesive

Friday, October 19, 2012

Sparkly Fall Decoration

Hello Stamping Friends,
Welcome to another Fabulous Friday with the Sisters in Stamping.  Today we are sharing with you Fall/Halloween Decor items.  These are projects made with Stampin' Up! product to use as a decoration in your home.
I altered a pillar candle for a sparkly fall decoration.  This candle would look so pretty as a centerpiece on a table. Die cut some extra leaves and spread them on the table around the candle to finish it off. 
The champagne glass glitter is so pretty in person. It's really hard to capture it on camera.  To get the glitter on the candle, I spread the Tombo multipurpose adhesive all over the bottom half of the candle then I "carefully dumped" the glass glitter all over the glue.  It takes some time to dry so be patient.

To finish the candle off  I stamped on 7/8" cotton ribbon with early espresso ink and the woodgrain background stamp. Tie that around the candle in a simple knot.  Then I used the Autumn Accents die to cut some leaves. They are also embossed with the spider web folder to make them look like they have viens.

Here's a close up of the side of the candle so you can see the glitter and ribbon better. The cluster of leaves is attached with the tombo multi purpose adhesive.

One final look for you.  I can't wait to make another one with a winter theme. Be watching for that.
Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamps: Woodgrain Background
Ink: Early Espresso
Cardstock: Really Rust, Riding Hood Red, Garden Green, & More Mustard
Accessories: Big Shot, Autumn Accents Die, Spider Web Embossing Folder, Champagne Glass Glitter, Tombo Multi-purpose adhesive, 7/8" cotton ribbon
Don't forget to head over to Sisters in Stamping to see what other fun decor items were made.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Hello Frankie

Hello Stamping Friends,

Hope you are having a great week.  Today I'm sharing with you another one of the project's that all attendees to the Halloween treat class made this past Sunday.  If you're keeping track this is the third one that I'm sharing with you, so that means there's two more waiting to be shared, so keep coming back to see when I share them.

I can't tell you enough how much I love the fancy favor box. It is so versatile which makes it a must have to add to your big shot collection. Isn't it fun made into a Frankie for Halloween? Just think, you can make a pilgrim, turkey, snowman, santa and that's just for the few upcoming holidays. I'm sure there's more, too, because that was just off the top of my head.

Add a couple of punches to make some eyes and eye lids, a button nose and a squiggle mouth with a Stampin' write marker and there you have it, Frankie ready to be filled with some great treats for your special trick or treaters.
Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamps: None
Ink: Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
Paper: Garden Green, Basic Black, & Whisper White Cardstock
Accessories: 1 1/4" circle punch, 1" circle punch, 3/4" circle punch, 1/2" circle punch, neutrals buttons, dimensionals, snail adhesive, sticky strip, fancy favor box die and big shot

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

12 Weeks of Christmas - Week 3 Fold Out Scrapbook

Hello Stamping Friends,
Today brings the Week 3 tutorial for the 12 Weeks of Christmas.  Can't believe week 3 is already here.  Not ready for how fast Christmas is coming, that's for sure. Anyway, Debbie created this wonderful flip scrapbook for us this week. It would make a great Christmas gift or be a treasured keepsake for years to come with all of your Christmas 2012 pictures.
If you purchase the tutorial for this week or the complete set, you will get step by step instructions with pictures on how to make this book on your own.

Here is a partial view of the book opened up.  It can fit a lot of pictures in it.  Just think of the endless possibilities, you can make a baby flip book, a wedding, a birthday, the list goes on and on.

Click below if you would like to purchase the Week 3 Flip Book tutorial only
12 Weeks of Christmas Week 3

Click below if you would like to purchase the complete set of 12 - 12 weeks of Christmas tutorials
12 Weeks Of Christmas Complete

Hats Off to You

Hello stamping friends,

I just love when I can reuse something that I already have in a new way. And these cute little hats are no exception to that rule.  They use the brad/button containers that all of the Stampin' Up! buttons and brads come in. I have a ton of these because I just knew they had to be useful for something. And I got the perfect idea from Maria P. in my downline. 

These little hats use the large scallop circle die and the circle die for the top and bottom.  Then you just use a strip of cardstock or designer series paperto cover the side of the container.  And finally comes the really fun part, embellishing your hat to make it as unique as you. The hat above is one that everyone made at a recent big shot class.
This hat was the one Maria made and gave to me. Isn't it pretty in pink?  I was so excited when she gave it to me that I just couldn't wait to make some of my own. Thank you Maria for the awesome idea.
Thanks for stopping by today. Come back soon for even more great stamping and crafting inspiration. Hope you have an absolutely wonderful day.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Happy Sweet 16th Birthday Jacque

Hello Stamping Friends,
Today I want to wish a very Happy Birthday, a Sweet 16th, to a special young lady, Jacque.  Jacque is my son Noah's girlfriend.  She is so sweet and kind and we love having her a part of our family.  Last weekend we celebrated this special occasion with her, her family and her friends at a party just for her.  I was honored to make some deocorations, the invitations and the thank you treats for her.
Jacque and I sat one night and designed the theme by picking stamps and colors. I then made a sample and Jacque approved it so it was time to get busy and start making everything.  I'm so happy Jacque let me do this for it. And even happier that she liked everything.
Here's the birthday girl in her pretty Sweet 16 dress.  Isn't she a cutie?
And then here's the happy couple.  Can't believe Noah is even giving us a half smile. He usually doesn't do that. This picture was halfway through the night, so Noah has his shirt half unbuttoned to show off his shirt fromt he concert he went to the night before. Don't worry he was a dapper looking young man when we first arrived.
Here's the invitation. It was a postcard type invite. Very simple and elegant. I was happy with how it turned out and Jacque was too. Which is what really mattered the most.

I must admit, the battery in my camera died after a few pictures, so I didn't get a complete picture of the banner I made.  This picture shows one side of the banner and the holder the flowers and banner are stuck in. It said Sweet 16.  If Jacque got a picture, I'll add it later. You can see the S and part of the W. I promiseit turned out really cute.  She loved it so that's all that really matters. 

Here is a bucket of all the thank you treats that Jacque handed out. I made the toppers and Noah and Jacque filled the bags. Then we all helped with putting the toppers on the bags.

And a close-up of one of the bags.
Thank you Jacque for allowing me to help you with this special occasion. I hope you have a wonderful birthday today.