Remember to Create!

Remember to Create!

Monday, March 31, 2014

This Is It: Final Day!

Hello Stamping Friends,

I can't believe it! Today is the final day of Sale-a-bration. Another great sale is ending until next year. Don't forget to place or contact me to place your final Sale-a-bration order today. Today I'm sharing with you a few cards made by some of the Yurinkin' Stamp Addicts team members using the great Sale-a-bration items.

 
This card uses banner blast and the coordinating punch from the Sale-a-bration brochure.

 
This card uses the sweet sorbet designer series paper and the decorative dots embossing folder from the Sale-a-bration brochure.

 
And this one is so different from the first one but it also uses the banner blast set and the coordinating banner punch from the Sale-a-bration brochure.
 
Also, don't forget, if you want to join my team, The Yurinkin' Stamp Addicts, today is the day to do that as well. For only $99 you will get to all the benefits of becoming a team member and you can select $150 in product, all of your own choosing.  Head over to my website and click the JOIN NOW button.
 
Here's just some of the benefits of joining my team:
* Discount on all of your stamping supplies anytime you want to order
*Access to thousands of samples exclusive to only team members
*Be the first to get to see the new catalogs
*Get to preorder great new products from every catalog before anyone else can
*Monthly get together to learn new ideas
*I will support you in your new endeavor, whatever path you select to take
*Ability to attend Convention with a FREE registration
 
What are you waiting for? Again, it's only $99.


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Only 3 Days Left for Sale-a-bration

Hello Stamping Friends,

Over the next few days I'm going to share with you some cards and projects that use Sale-a-bration products. Don't forget there is only three days left to get your order in for your FREE Sale-a-bration items, don't let the sale of the year pass you by.  Also, I'm at the YMCA in Dunmore today from 10 am - 3pm for the Moms Club's Annual Craft Show so stop by and see me. No fee to come in.


I love the look of this card. It uses the Petal Parade stamp set (which, btw, you can get it in wood mount or clear mount, the choice is yours) and several of this year's in-colors.  It's just basic all over stamping, so it's super quick and easy and definitely duplicable. I also used the Peachy Keen stamp set for the greeting on this card. You can easily substitute any other greeting you may already have on hand as well.

The fun part of this card is tat the center of each of the Strawberry slush flowers is stamped on a separate piece of cardstock and punched out using the 7/8" scallop circle punch and attached to the center using a dimensional.

Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamps: Petal Parade & Peachy Keen
Ink: Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Coastal Cabana and Baked Brown Sugar
Paper: Whisper White and Baked Brown Sugar Cardstock
Accessories: Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals, 7/8" Scallop Circle punch
 
Don't forget only three days left to get the Petal Parade stamp set before it's gone. You can select it as your FREE item with any $50 order (before shipping and tax).
 
Contact me today or visit my online store to place your order. If you place an order I will be sending you a thank you card stamped by me.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Hippity, Hoppity, Easter's on It's Way

Hello Stamping Friends,

Easter is certainly around the corner. It will be here before you know it. Guess I better get the decorations out this weekend and make this house look like Spring. I love the cheerful colors of the Spring decorations, guess, it's just hard to think Spring when we still have a good amount of snow covering our lawn here at our house.

Anyway, this week at Sisters in Stamping we are sharing with your some of our Easter card ideas. Yes, it is time to begin making your Easter cards if you haven't already.

 
I made this quick, easy card that is perfect to give to any children in your life. What child wouldn't be excited to receive a bunny card in the mail? You can certainly make a bunch of these in no time at all.

 
I love the fringe scissors and how great they make "grass" for any project you are working on.
 
Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamps: Eggstra Spectacular
Ink: Smokey Slate
Paper: Smokey Slate, Whisper White, Island Indigo, Gumball Green and Summer Starfruit Cardstock and Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Fringe Scissors, Oval Framelits, Big Shot, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Snail Adhesive & Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to head over to the Sisters in Stamping blog for more Easter card ideas.

Oh, and one more thing, Sale-a-bration ends on Monday, March 31. So you won't want to miss out on getting some FREE goodies with your qualifying order. Contact me or head on over to my online store to place your order.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Some Important Updates - Time is Running Out


 
Free Markers with new Paper Pumpkin Subscription - ends soon - March 31st - Don't let the date pass you by.


Also, don't forget when you're a current Paper Pumpkin Subscriber, you can  purchase some of the past Paper Pumpkin Kits and refills (limited availability).  Details for ordering can be found here:  https://mypaperpumpkin.com/en/pastkits/

Become a Paper Pumpkin subscriber today!
 
To take advantage of 25% savings, be sure add this Week's Deals to your shopping bag - ends Monday. Yes, the same day that Sale-a-bration ends. I know I'll be stocking up on a few of these specials, especially the glitter paper. You know me and my bling.
 
 
Let's not forget this week's new Digital Downloads
 
BEST OF 25 SETS END MARCH 31
 
As a special incentive to collect the "Best of" stamps:
  • Collect six stickers
  • Send it in directly to Stampin' Up! to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95!
  • Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014. 

And let's not forget the biggest sale of the year: SALE-A-BRATION is ending on March 31 as well.
 
One FREE Sale-a-bration item with every $50 in orders (prior to shipping and tax)
or
$50 in FREE product when you select the Starter Kit and join the Yurinkin' Stamp Addicts team (that's $150 in product for $99+tax)

 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Have you been Pinspired?

Hello Stamping Friends,

How many of you have head of Pinterest? If you haven't you are going to want to check it out and fast. I love Pinterest and all the great ideas I have pinned (for use sometime or another). But if you are anything like me you pin 1000's of pins and don't always go back to your boards to actually use all those great ideas you pinned to use later. Well, this week at Sisters in Stamping we are actually using those pins as our inspiration for our Fabulous Friday projects.

 
Here's my card. Be sure to keep scrolling to see the card that inspired me to make this one. Isn't it a great Spring card. Yes, second day of Spring here and I'm more than ready for it to warm up. Although I read in today's paper that we are in for a colder, wetter Spring here in the Northeast. (insert really pouty face)
 
I love the file folder cards. They remind me of all the great office supply products that I love to buy. You would think I was the most organized person if you knew how much I love office supplies, well, that is, until you see my stamp room. Oh well, I'm creative, that's what really matters, right?

 
Inside of the card. It just screams to be decorated too. Well, at least I thought so. I copied the front but switched it up so I guess it wasn't really copying after all.

 
Just a different angle of the front. I really love the flower on the front of this card. These three sets works so great together for layering. I think you need to get all three of them (and their punches too). Just think of all the great flowers you will be able to make then.

 
And a close-up of the flower. The leaves of this flower were from the bird punch. So yes, it was quick and easy.
 
 
And here's the card that inspired me. I love the pink and black of this card. I think I just always love the look of pink, black and white. However, when I set out to make my card I decided I wanted to make a card using the Sweet Sorbet paper. I will still have to make my black and white card one day.
 
Don't forget to head over to Sisters in Stamping to see what other Pinterest inspired projects have been our source of inspiration.
 
Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Flower Shop, & Petite Petals
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe
Papers: Crisp Cantaloupe, Basic Black & Whisper White Cardstock & Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper 
Accessories: Petite Petals Punch, Pansy Punch, Bird Punch & Blossom Punch, Envelope Punch board, snail adhesive, dimensionals, basic rhinestone (colored with Sharpie marker) for center of flower


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Weekly Deals

Hello Stamping Friends,

Just want to drop by quickly and let you know about this week's weekly deals. There's definitely some great items on sale, so don't let this week slip by without taking advantage of these deals. As always, you can email or call me with your order or go straight to my online store by clicking on my "signature" link below.

 
Pretty great items, right? Ribbon, embossing powder, glass glitter, punches and more.


Friday, March 14, 2014

Luck 'o the Irish

Hello Stamping Friends,

Happy Friday to you. Hope you are enjoying the sunshine where ever you are. It's still awfully cold here in NEPA but the sun is shining so that makes it a bit happier. I must admit I'm pretty fond of St. Patrick's Day. I'm guessing there are a few reasons for that. My Irish heritage, the color green (it is my favorite), and the memories of growing up with my Dad always beeping the horn at the Leprechauns that I somehow never saw. Maybe on St. Patty's Day, I'll share that story more, so come back Monday to check that out. It's a good one, I promise.

It is Fabulous Friday with the Sisters in Stamping and my love of St. Patty's Day can continue with the theme this week: St. Patrick's Day treats.  I couldn't help myself, once I got thinking, my little brain just kept going and I came up with three different ideas. Same treat, but different. Hope you like them as much as I had fun making them.

 
See, three different treats but they are all the same treats. Nothing speaks St. Patty's day like a shamrock, a green leprechaun hat and, of course, we can't forget the pot of gold. The 1x8 cello bags were the perfect thing for me to make my rainbow and keep it in order just the way I wanted it to be. These treats came together pretty quickly. Just needed some punches and cardstock and I was ready to go.

 
Here's a close-up of the shamrock. Three little hearts punched out and put together makes the top part of the shamrock, the stem is actually the side of the deco label punch just punched on the edge of cardstock, moved over about a 1/4" and punch again.

 
Next up, is the lucky leprechaun hat. Here, I used the word window punch for the bottom of the hat and the orange band on the hat. The hat itself is a 1" square punch with the top two sides corner rounded. And then I used the little postage stamp punch from one of the itty bitty punch packs for the "buckle" on the hat.


And finally, we have our pot of gold. I used the 1 3/8" circle punch with about 1/4" cut off the top. The word window is the top of the pot and the "gold" is 6 1/2" circle punches layered from behind the pot.

All three of the images are attached to a black piece of cardstock punched from the deco label punch. I also used the chalk marker to outline each one of them. Looks so much better that way. I also used the black Stampin' Write marker to outline the images to give them a little more definition. It's the little details that makes it all come together.

I hot glued the topper to the front of the cello bag. I wanted to be sure they weren't going to fall off. The nice thing is the opening of the bag is at the back so you can open the treat without ruining the topper.

I also hot glued the "gold" onto the pot because the glimmer paper is tricky with getting  adhesive to stick.

Don't forget to head over to Sisters in Stamping for more St. Patrick's Day goodies.

Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamps: None
Ink: White Chalk Marker & Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
Paper: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, & Gumball Green Cardstock, Champagne Glimmer Paper
Other: Decorative Label Punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1/2" circle punch, word window punch, 1" square punch, corner rounder punch, little postage stamp punch from itty bitty punch pack, small heart punch, 1"x 8" cello bags, hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Bridal Shower Nametags

Hello Stamping Friends,

Today I'm sharing with you some nametags I made for a high school friend. She was helping with the planning of her sister's bridal shower and asked me if I could make nametags for them because she remembered I made them for our class reunion a few years ago and she really liked them. So I gathered all the pertinent details: colors, theme, when they were needed and, of course, all the names, and got busy coming up with an idea.

 
They were having a wine theme so that's what the "Uncorked" is for under my friend's name. No, I didn't make the wine name up. I just used what was given to me. However, I believe "Uncorked" may be 100% accurate for Cathy. Luv ya, Cath. Each of the attendees, bride and the mom's had a wine theme name under their real names. I printed the title, name and wine name onto white cardstock via the computer and printer.

 
The framelits and big shot made these super easy to make and for the end result to look fabulous too. I love the silver glimmer paper in between the white and island indigo cardstock. Makes it feel more "bubbly,"  or so I thought anyway.  You can see I also used a silver Zig Paint pen around the edge of the white cardstock to make a border. When I put it all together it needed something else and that was the perfect finishing touch.  I used hot glue to put these together because I wanted to be sure none of them fell apart during the shower. That would not have been good. 

 
Here they all are. Before I delivered them I put them in one of our clear envelopes so they would be protected until the shower. I didn't want the pins on the back scratching and wreaking havoc on the front of the nametags. Cathy said they loved them. I'm glad I was able to help out. Thank you for giving me the opportunity and trusting me to make something for a very important day.
 
Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamps: Happy Hour
Ink: Island Indigo and Smokey Slate Stampin' Write Markers
Paper: Island Indigo and Whisper White Cardstock, Silver Glimmer Paper
Other: Big Shot, Deco Labels Collection Framelits, Basic Rhinestones (on the bride's only)
Non Stampin' Up!: Hot glue gun, hot glue, pins, Zig Painty Pen
 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Rachel's March & April Stampin' Classes

March and April 2014 Stampin’ Classes
Rachel Yurkanin – Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!
570-689-5371   Email: dryurkanin@comcast.net

I’m so excited to announce my new class format. I will be offering two different classes most days that I offer classes, so you can take one class or both classes. This allows you to stamp more without leaving your home more often. Plus you can get most of the classes FREE with a minimum order given at class. Isn’t that some exciting news? When RSVPing for a class please be sure to let me know which class(es) you will be attending.

BRING A NEW STAMPING FRIEND WITH YOU TO CLASS AND YOU AND YOUR FRIEND WILL RECEIVE A SPECIAL GIFT FROM ME.

Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Class # 1 – Big Shot Class - $10 per person or FREE with a minimum order
We will be making 2 different cards and a 3-D item using Big shot dies and accessories this evening. Each one of them will be different. Be sure to bring your snail adhesive along with you, all other materials will be supplied for you. 

Class # 2 – Punch Class - $10 per person or FREE with a minimum order
We will be making two different cards and two instruction pages for two different things made using punches. There are so many great things that you can make using Stampin’ Up! Punches. They aren’t just for the shape that it was intended to be. Be sure to bring your snail adhesive along with you, all other materials will be supplied for you

Sunday, March 16, 2014 between 2:00 PM and 400 PM
BOGO March Madness Party
Join me for a great afternoon of stamping and a fabulous BOGO event. That’s right, buy previously retired product and get current catalog merchandise for FREE. So if you buy $25 of retired product from my table that day, you will get to select $25 in brand new catalog product for FREE too. Isn’t that great? If you purchase $50 in retired product you will get $50 in new product and a Sale-a-bration item for FREE. It really is a sweet deal.

There will be a few make n takes. Some light refreshments. A lot of samples for you to peruse. See you Sunday.

Thursday, March 20, 2014  6:30 – 8:30
Class # 1 – Banner Class - $25 per person or  ½ price with a minimum order
We will be making an Easter Banner this afternoon. Great way to decorate a mantel or hang over a doorway.  Be sure to bring your snail adhesive along with you, all other materials will be supplied for you. 

Class # 2 - Stamp a Stash – $20.00 or FREE with a minimum purchase
 Stamp a Stash is a great way to stock up on cards that you will need throughout the year. You make 12 cards in total (3 different cards, 4 of each) and envelopes are included. All you need to bring with you is your own snail adhesive, all other supplies are included in the cost of the class.

April Classes

Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Class # 1 – Banner Class - $25 per person or  ½ price with a minimum order
We will be making a Spring Banner this afternoon. Great way to decorate a mantel or hang over a doorway.  Be sure to bring your snail adhesive along with you, all other materials will be supplied for you. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Class # 1 – Big Shot Class - $10 per person or FREE with a minimum order.
We will be making 2 different cards and a 3-D item using different big shot dies and accessories this evening. Each one of them will be different. Be sure to bring your snail adhesive along with you, all other materials will be supplied for you

Class # 2 – Punch Class - $10 per person or FREE with a minimum order
We will be making two different cards and two instruction pages for two different things made using punches. There are so many great things that you can make using Stampin’ Up! Punches. They aren’t just for the shape that it was intended to be. Be sure to bring your snail adhesive along with you, all other materials will be supplied for you.

Sunday, April 13, 2014 2:00 PM
Fringe Scissors Class - $20 per person or FREE with a minimum order.
We will be making 5 different projects using the Fringe Scissors (found in the Occasions catalog). These scissors are so fun; just wait until you see the great projects you will be making during this class. As part of the class fee you will get your very own pair of fringe scissors that you will be able to take with you and recreate the projects once you get home.

Thursday, April 24, 2014  6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Stamp a Stash – $20.00 or FREE with a minimum purchase
 Stamp a Stash is a great way to stock up on cards that you will need throughout the year. You make 12 cards in total (3 different cards, 4 of each) and envelopes are included. All you need to bring with you is your own snail adhesive, all other supplies are included in the cost of the class.

Saturday, April 26, 2014 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
All Day Stamping Retreat - $40 per person
This is an all day stamping retreat that you can bring whatever projects you are currently working on and stamp the day away with friends, old and new. As part of the fee for the day you will get your own spot to work at all day, there will be several make n takes, lunch, dessert, a goody bag for each person worth $15 in Stampin’ Up! product, chances for prizes, a lot of samples to inspire you, and there will be tables of retired product that you can purchase.


Friday, March 7, 2014

Great Big Shot Accessories

Hello Stamping Friends,

Yes, I know, I have been MIA lately and I certainly apologize for that. I missed Fabulous Friday last week. The first one I've missed ever since we began, but I was in no shape to get off the couch and create.  I came down with the flu last Wednesday. High fevers, chills, sweats, body aches and really, really tired. That's the story of my days for the past week. I even called in sick to school two days. You know it's bad when the substitute calls in sick. I'm happy to say that I'm feeling much better now, still not quite 100% but I'm getting there.

So now I'm back and ready to share with you for this week's Fabulous Friday posting with the Sisters in Stamping.  This week our focus was to create using the new big shot accessories found in the Occasions catalog.

I will be honest, I held off on getting the Hexagon Hive Thinlit because I wasn't sure I would use it very much. Well, that was until I started to see all the awesome cards made using it. Then the deal breaker for me was when I saw the soccer ball. My youngest, Jonah, plays soccer and loves it. We have him being trained by a coach that has played all over the world and even coached a semi-pro team. He has greatly improved his footwork in the two short months that he's been training with him. It so nice to watch him learn and grow in his sport. So, of course, I NEEDED to have the thinlit once I knew I could make soccer cards.

I'll be making these for the coach's helpers and of course the coach will get one too.

 
I even snuck in the lots of dots embossing folder from the Sale-a-bration brochure because I thought it would be the perfect touch for the "dirt" on the bottom of the card.  Love, love, love the fringe scissors to make grass. I'm in the process of planning a class focusing on all the great things you can do with the fringe scissors in April, so be watching for that schedule.

 
It really was an easy card to put together. I die cut the hexagon hive from basic black cardstock and then mounted it onto white cardstock. I then used the 2 1/2" circle punch to make the ball. I just centered the punch over the area of the cardstock that I thought would look good as a soccer ball. A couple of snips across some wild wasabi cardstock and wha-la, I had grass.

I tied some baker's twine around the grass/dirt pieces of cardstock and it really brought the whole card together.  I stamped yippee-skippee in wild wasabi on a scrap of cardstock and made a banner out of it. As always, there are dimensionals on the card, the soccer ball is attached with them.
 
Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamps: Yippee Skippee
Ink: Wild Wasabi
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die, Lots of Dots Embossing Folder, White Linen Thread, Fringe Scissors, 2 1/2" circle punch, snail adhesive, big shot, dimensionals.