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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Thursday's One Day Sale

Hello Stamping Friends,

I'm back to announce a great one day sale by Stampin' Up!  The chevron ribbon is 25% off TODAY ONLY. These are great ribbons for décor pieces, cards, bookmarks, wrapping gifts and so much more. Be sure to place your order today because tomorrow they are back to regular price.

 
Also, Happy Halloween. Hope all the trick or treaters have a great time and stay safe tonight. Kind of felt a little weird today. It's the first time in 16 years that I didn't have to go to a school Halloween parade.  Feel a little out of whack from my normal Halloween routine. Good thing there's still trick or treating for us later tonight. Not ready to give it all up at once.
 
 
And here's some Halloween throwback Thursday pictures for you. Hard to believe that these were taken just a few short years ago. My boys have really grown and changed in the past three years.

 
 
Noah is the one holding his skateboard. From 13 to driving. Can't believe it. No hanging out with the parents tonight for trick or treating for him. He's driving himself to go with his friends and girlfriend. I just hope I can get a picture from someone of them. Hmmm, think I'll send a text to his girlfriend. She loves pictures too.

 
I've shared this in the past but I thought it was still the perfect card for all the ghosts and goblins tonight.  Thanks for stopping by and don't forget, if you want any of the chevron ribbon, you need to order it today through my store or by contacting me. If you wait until tomorrow you will be paying full price.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Terrific Tuesday's Weekly Sale

Hello Stamping Friends,

We have another weekly sale for you. These are some great items at a 25% discount off of regular retail price. These items are available at the discounted price until Monday, November 4. So if you need (aka want) any of these items please place your order online or contact me to order it for you.



Monday, October 28, 2013

12 Weeks of Christmas - Week 3

Hello Stamping Friends,

I'm back with another great project for Week 3 of the 12 Weeks of Christmas. An adorable tree for the Holidays. You'll want to make one or two or three for yourself and some for friends and families for gifts as well. Change the colors to personalize for every individual you want to give one too.
 
With a little bit of bling this tree really sparkles. You can get the tutorial for this week only or you can get all twelve weeks of tutorials. I would send you week 1 through 3 now and then you would get each of the other tutorials as they become available. You will be set with ideas and instructions for 12 great projects

Click below for this week's tutorial - Week 3

12 Weeks of Christmas Week 3


Click below for the complete set of 12 Weeks of Christmas tutorials

12 Weeks Of Christmas Complete


Friday, October 25, 2013

Have you been Framed?

Hello Stamping Friends,

So glad you could stop by again today. It's Fabulous Friday and you know what that means?  A challenge from the Sisters in Stamping.  Today's challenge was to make some framed art. Yes, we are thinking outside the card for today.  Why not use your talent and supplies to make a treasured gift?

 
I made a cute little frame that would be the perfect accent to someone's desk. Okay so it does have my initial and it is in my favorite colors. Yes, you're one to me. It will be adorning my desk. Anyway, it is simply sweet and you will love making these.  I think they are also good for  wedding table favors, placecards, or just to give to someone to let them know they are "sweet."

 
Here's a close up for you so you can see more of the detail.  The candy dots are perfect for framed art because they don't add a lot of bulk behind the glass.  This literally took me about 10 minutes to make. It probably took me longer than that to decide and find the supplies.
 
Don't forget to head over to Sisters in Stamping for more framed ideas. They are great, well in my humble opinion.
 
Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamps: Happy Day
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, & Early Espresso
Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
Accessories: Big Shot, alphabet die, pool party ruffle ribbon, early espresso taffeta ribbon, subtles candy dots, and snail adhesive.
 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Terrific Tuesday & Sales for You

Hello Stamping Friends,

There are some absolutely terrific sales for you today from Stampin' Up! and I just can't wait to share them with you.  You are going to love them.  I know I'm super excited about this week's one week specials as well as the awesome stamp sets that are 25% now until October 28.  Just click on any of the pictures to see images larger.

 
Hello Lovely
Bright Blossoms
Yippee-Skippee
Crazy Mixed-Up Love
Itty Bitty Banners
Gorgeous Grunge

 
Ornament Keepsakes
Apothecary Art
Label Love
Cuddles & Kisses
Oh, Hello
Christmas Star
A Gift for You

 
Morning Post
Besty's Blossom
That's the Ticket
Snowflake Soiree
Gently Falling
Jewish Celebration

 
A Dozen Thoughts
Lots of Thanks
Gifts of Kindness
Zoo Babies
Happy Day
Hearts a Flutter

 
You can email me with your order of simply head over to my website and place the order yourself. by clicking on my name below.
 
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you are as excited about these specials as I am.

Friday, October 18, 2013

New Photopolymer Stamp Set

Hello Stamping Friends,

Stampin' Up! has released a new Photopolymer Stamp set. It's a great set for all your winter needs with a whole lot of great words to accompany pretty snowflakes.

 
 
 Head over to my website and click on my store to see these images at full size.



So many options available to everyone's different styles. I love how Stampin' Up! is covers all of our individual preferences.

Undefined............

Hello Stamping Friends,

That's right, undefined is the topic of discussion today. Yes, it's Fabulous Friday with the Sisters in Stampin. Yes, we do have a theme today. It is the new Undefined, stamp carving kit.  Let me tell you, I thought it was pretty cool when they announced it at convention back in July. I ordered mine as soon as I could and then it just sat there. Oh, I would often ponder what I wanted to have a stamp of, but the simple thought of me having to draw and then carve a stamp scared me right away.

Let's be honest with each other. I stamp for a reason......I'm no artist. I can't draw. Won't catch me playing Pictionary. Well, that is because my mom laughed so hard at a sea horse I drew while playing a game of Pictionary with her and a couple of her friends as a teenager. She laughed so hard that she had tears in her eyes.  Needless to say, I ended up with tears in my eyes but not for the same reason as hers.  Don't get me wrong she wasn't being mean but I was super sensitive. I really don't think it was that bad, the big thing for her was that I drew the tail curling in the front. Which you will often see, so she was obviously mistaken.  Unfortunately for me, Mom is gone but the seahorse episode lives on. My sister often will buy me a seahorse item as a remembrance.

Now back to why you are really here, to see some stamped projects.  Okay, after taking a deep breath and deciding that I wanted a scarecrow stamp (there are none currently available) I went searching the internet for a picture of one that wasn't going to be too hard for me to look at and draw something similar myself. Here's the picture I used for inspiration.


Not too bad, right?  Well I decided, I didn't want to have the crow on mine. Honestly, it was because I wanted to keep my first carving experience as simple as possible. Why add more to it? So I started by drawing it onto a scrap piece of computer paper.  See the drawing on the right?  I then transferred it to the rubber and carved it out. The wood block on the left is how it looks stamped. So, how did I do?
   Here you have it stamped in navy on paper as well as what the rubber image looks like after I carved it.

 
And now the moment you have been waiting for. What does it look like on a card?  Well here it is. I love, love, love how it turned out. It's really fun to carve your own stamps. Now the problem for me is to decide what other images I NEED to have. That's the real problem. Overthinking!


 Here's a close-up of just the image so you can see it better. I just used the Stampin' Write markers to color the stamp and then stamped it onto whisper white cardstock.  For the tie on around the neck, I used pieces of the burlap ribbon that I frayed and glued them on with Tombo Multi-purpose adhesive.  I used a few of the spare pieces over the piece of burlap ribbon that is coming out from under the right hand side of the stamped image.  I then cut the frayed ribbon in half and attached one piece to the top of the stamped image and the other piece to the bottom.

Don't forget to head over to Sisters in Stamping for more carved stamp projects.  And don't forget to order your own Undefined kit to start carving your own stamps. It's a whole lot of fun.

Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamps: Undefined Stamp Carving Kit
Ink: Stampin' Write Markers, Sahara Sand, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black, Night of Navy
Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Crushed Curry Cardstock & Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Burlap Ribbon, Sticky Tape, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals, Craft Scissors, Paper Snips

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Week 2 - 12 Weeks of Christmas

Hello Stamping Friends,

It's Week 2 of our Twelve Weeks of Christmas tutorial series and we've got a Fall Wreath that's perfect for hanging in your own home or for giving as a gift that will last for many years to come.


Once you get a grapevine wreath, it is so easy to jazz it up with the items in your paper crafting stash and the help of your Big Shot!

You can purchase this single tutorial for $3.95 by clicking on the PayPal button below.

12 Weeks of Christmas Week 2


 Or purchase the entire 2013 Twelve Weeks of Christmas tutorial series for just $24.95 - a savings of over $20!  Each week you will be emailed the new weekly tutorial.

12 Weeks Of Christmas Complete

One Week Sale Through October 21

Hello Stamping Friends,

I know there is a lot to keep track of this month with all the great specials Stampin' Up! is offering in honor of the 25th Anniversary but you can keep track of it all right here. I will update the blog as often as I need to so you are in the know.

Here are the details for the one week sale for this week. Sale ends on October 21st so be sure to call, email or place your order by then.

 
Argyle Textured Impression Embossing Folder
Basic Pearls Jewel Accents
Deco Labels Collections Framelits Dies
In Color Dahlias
Sweet Treat Cups
Sophisticated Spooks Ensemble - Digital Download
 
All 25% off for you this week.

Thank You Thursday

Hello Stamping Friends,

For the month of October, Stampin' Up! is offering a special on Thursday, you know, Thank you Thurday.  So I just wanted to drop by really quick and let you know about today's awesome sale.

 
Look at these 5 punches that are 25% off. Don't forget these need to be ordered today for the 25% savings. Call or email your order. Or go straight to my website and place the order yourself.


Friday, October 11, 2013

Best of 25 Years

Hello Stamping Friends,

Today is Fabulous Friday with the Sisters in Stamping.  Our challenge this week is to use any one of the Best of sets anyway we would like. So with fall here and Thanksgiving a few weeks away, I thought this little pumpkin was certainly the way to go.

 
It is stamped onto a piece of muslin using Black Staz-on ink.  I then colored it in (but not completely, I kind of sketched with the colors so I wouldn't lose the stamped image) using the Stampin' Write Markers.  After it was stamped, colored, and the greeting stamped, I used the deco framelits to cut it out so I could layer it onto the front of one of our canvas bags. Once it was cut, I outlined the muslin so you can distinguish the shape a lot easier.

 
Before attaching the muslin piece, I glued the burlap ribbon around the bag and cut a small piece of pumpkin pie chevron ribbon to layer on top of the burlap in the front. I then attached the muslin using the multi-purpose tombo glue. It's a great glue that holds so well.
 
Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamps: Best of 25 Fall Set
Ink: Black Staz-on, Soft Suede (for the greeting)
Accessories: Burlap Ribbon, Pumpkin Pie Chevron Ribbon, Stampin' Write Markers: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Tombo Multi-Purpose Adhesive, Big Shot, Deco Labels Framelits, Craft Scissors
 
Don't forget to head over to the Sisters in Stamping for more great ideas using the Best of sets.
 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Yurinkin' Stamp Addicts Fall Swaps

Hello Stamping Friends,

Stopping by with some fall inspiration from some of the Yurinkin' Stamp Addicts aka some great ladies that are a part of my team. They are all talented ladies and I'm so glad they have chosen to be on the team. We all learn great new things from each other. Remember now through October 21, you can also join my team for only $25.00. Great time to start getting a discount on all your products, earn a little extra money, make new friends, or learn great stamping ideas. Those are just a few of the many reasons I love my job and want to share those great experiences with you. So if you are interested head over to my website www.rachelyurkanin.stampinup.net and click JOIN NOW.

And now onto to sharing the great fall ideas with all of you.

 
This is made by Maria P. She embossed a small kraft bag using the honeycomb folder and then decorated the front.

 
This adorable card was made by MaryLee M. Doesn't the pumpkin look like it's quilted?  It's made with punches.  Not such a scary ghost afterall.

 
This is a sparkly fun card made by Dianne S.  I love how she added some dazzling diamonds to two of the pumpkins. It's so glittery in person.

 
And finally, we have a great fall card made by Patti H.  She also used punches on her card. Look how different this one looks by changing the paper she used.
 
Hope you enjoyed the fall inspiration.  Thanks for stopping by. See you Soon.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Stapin' Up!'s Weekly Deals

Hello Stamping Friends,

Stampin' Up! has announced a weekly special (well, there are several specials) and I thought you would love to know about some extra savings. So, that's just what I'm going to do, I'm going to share them with you.

 
As you can see this is from today through October 14, so don't delay, order today. As always you can order on my website www.rachelyurkanin.stampinup.net or you can email me with your order at dryurkanin@comcast.net,

Monday, October 7, 2013

Time to Party

Hello Stamping Friends,

Stampin' Up! wants us to party and is giving you the gift in honor of the 25th Anniversary of the company this month. October is the actual month Stampin' Up! started in the living room of Shelli Gardner's home.  I'm so happy to be a part of such a great company and can't imagine my life without it.

 
Book your October workshop and receive an additional $25 in hostess credit when your workshop sales total $250 or more (excluding shipping and tax)
 
 
Or if you'd rather you can join the Stampin' Up! family for a mere $25.
Join SU! for ONLY 25.00!
Yes, a 25.00 starter kit starts today through October 21st
You will get to pick ANY product out of the catalog for 26.95. NO SHIPPING! 
YES...it's that amazing!! Join today, and be a part of the Yurinkin' Stamp Addicts team! NO obligation, but you can take advantage of your discount!! 
JOIN TODAY!! 
If you are a PAST Stampin' Up! Demo..now is the perfect time to come back!
If you have ever dreamed of starting your own crafting business! NOW is the perfect time!
You can join the Yurinkin' Stamp Addicts team meetings, swaps, facebook group, challenges and more!
What are you waiting for!! Email me with any questions at all! dryurkanin@comcast.net

It's Back! 12 Weeks of Christmas

Hello Stamping Friends,

It's time. Time for the 12 weeks of Christmas.  I can't believe that Christmas is so close, but don't worry Gettin' Crafty with Rachel & Debbie are here with all your crafting needs to prepare you with some holiday décor and gifts to give your loved ones.


Today we are sharing with you Week 1 of the 12 weeks of Christmas.  It's a mini scrapbook that is great to capture all of your special traditions or memories of this holiday season or year's past.  It is also a great gift for a family member, especially long distance members, to treasure for years to come. Just fill it with photos, add some journaling and it's ready to browse over and over.


We are offering the tutorials the same way as we have in the past. You can purchase one tutorials for $3.95 or you can get all 12 tutorials for $24.95. If you purchase the complete set now, you will receive each tutorial as they are released.

If you would like just this week's tutorials for the paper bag scrapbook for $3.95, click the buy now button below.

12 Weeks of Christmas Week 1

If you would like the complete set of 2013 12 Weeks of Christmas tutorials for $24.95, click the buy now button below.

12 Weeks Of Christmas Complete