Remember to Create!

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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Don't Let This Opportunity Pass You By

 Hello Stamping Friends,

I'm so excited about this awesome special Stampin' Up! is offering to join the Stampin' Up! family (of course, you would be on my team, the Yurinkin' Stamp Addicts) for only $50. That's such a great deal. Read on:
For a limited time you can join Stampin’ Up! for just $50!
This amazing opportunity will only be until June 30, 2014, so take what you already love doing—stamping and crafting—make a little money, have fun and make some great new friends while you're doing it!
When you join Stampin’ Up! during this limited-time offer, you’ll receive: 
  • $55 worth of products
  • A 30% discount on your first order (order must be $150 or more and placed within your first 45 days)
  • A 20% discount on all your orders
  • Free Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • All your business supplies including a case of 8 2014-2015 Catalogs (hot off the press)
  • Free entrance to our annual Convention* (must be registered by the 20th of June)
Create friendships that will last forever and enjoy the benefits of fun, friends, and creativity - what are you waiting for? Come join my Yurinkin' Stamp Addicts team today!

Friday, May 30, 2014

The moment you have been waiting for

Hello Stamping Friends,

I'm so excited about this weekend. It is the moment you have been waiting for all year long. The new catalog makes it's big debut at my Open House this Saturday (2-5pm) and Sunday (12-2pm). Be sure to drop by sometime during those hours to pick up your catalog, see same samples made using new product and take part in the BOGO sale I'm holding.  See you this weekend. If you can't make it be sure to contact me so we can get your new catalog in your hands.

Now onto Fabulous Friday. This week the sisters in stamping decided we just HAD to go with new stuff for the week. We're itching to make things with the new stuff we were able to preorder and get before anyone else can order. (See don't you want to be a demonstrator? It's only $50 to join right now. Ask me more about it.)

I loved the look of this set, Traveler, and just had to have it right away. I knew it also went perfectly with the large map background stamp, World Map. Wasn't I right? I couldn't stop myself at just using a new stamp set, could I? Absolutely not. I needed to use new in-colors and some new designer series paper. I tore the entire edge of the designer paper to make it look a little more aged and tattered. You know, like it was travelling the world.
Don't forget to jump on over to the Sisters in Stamping blog to see more great samples using new stamps and accessories. 
Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamps: Traveler & World Map
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon and  Mossy Meadow (All NEW in-colors)
Paper: Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon & Whisper White Cardstock & Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Weekly Deals and A Special From Me

Weekly Deals

To take advantage of 25% savings, be sure add these to your shopping bag - ends Monday.

3-1/2 Inch Circle Originals Die
$17.95 $13.46
Full Heart Punch
$16.95 $12.71
Natural Composition Specialty DSP
$12.95 $9.71
Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack
$21.95 $16.46
Spring To Life Kit - Digital Download
Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
$7.95 $5.96
Sweet Buttons Embosslit Die
$11.95 $8.96
Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die
$89.95 $67.46

These are some great items at really great prices. Pair that with my special that is running until Friday and that's an even better deal. Read below for sale details.

It's time for one of my great sales. The end of the catalog year is upon us so I thought I would help you in deciding "to get or not to get" that favorite stamp or accessory before it's gone forever.

 Plus, if you book a workshop (all you need to do is invite a few friends over), I will share with you great new samples, a few fun make n takes, and many tips and tricks of the trade. Now booking for June, July or August.  As an added bonus, if you book your special date during this sale, you will be able to select ANY stamp set up to $19.95 for FREE with your qualifying workshop of $250 or more.

 Sale Details

Order over $50 (before shipping and tax) and you will receive 10% off your order.

Order over $75 (before shipping and tax) and you will receive 15% off your order

Order over $100 (before shipping and tax) and you will receive 20% off your order

Order $150 or more (before shipping and tax) and you will receive 20% off your order (and you will also receive hostess benefits. Plus this order will be shipped right to your door.)

BONUS: Order $200 or more (before shipping and tax) and you will receive 25% off your order (and you will also receive hostess benefits. Plus your order will be shipped direct to you.)

Place your order by emailing me. You won't get the sale if you order through my online store.

This sale is from today, Tuesday, May 27 through Friday, May 30, 2014 so don't delay, get your order together today.  As always, if you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

This sale is good only through, Rachel Yurkanin, Independent Demonstrator, Stampin' Up! Not valid on previous orders or any other promotions.

Retired  stamp list HERE

Retired accessory list HERE

Remember items marked with an X  on the lists are no longer available. Also many of the items are discounted up to 50% off now so check to see what is further discounted. 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Retiring Products on Sale

Hello Stamping Friends,

Beginning today, May 22 through June 4, you can get select retiring items up to 50% off. Hurry, though, these will go fast so if you see something on the list you best order it right away. These items are on a first come, first served basis. Once they are gone, they are gone forever, so if you were debating on getting something, now is certainly the time to go ahead and order it.

Here's the link for the retiring stamps


Here's the link for the retiring accessories


Don't delay, order today. These items are going to go quick.

You can place your order online, click on my signature below. Or you can always email or call me.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Weekly Deal - May 20

Hello Stamping Friends,

Stopping by just to let you in on a little secret. Okay, so it's not really a secret, but here is this week's weekly deals. The ribbon lover will love all of the great ribbon that is on sale this week. If you are interested in placing an order but want to save on shipping just get your order to me by Sunday evening.

Weekly Deals

We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!

Blushing Bride 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Item # 131209
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.06 CAN

Basic Gray 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Item # 126879
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.06 CAN

Wild Wasabi 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Item # 126873
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.06 CAN

Pear Pizzazz 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon Item # 131208
Regular Price: $6.95 US/$9.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.21 US/$7.13 CAN

Early Espresso 1/8 Inch Taffeta Ribbon Item # 119959
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$8.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$6.19 CAN

Whisper White 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Item # 126877
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.06 CAN

1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon Item # 132140
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Made From Scratch Recipes Designer Template - Digital Download Item # 129004
Regular Price: $17.95 US/$19.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $10.77 US/$11.97 CAN

International Bazaar Photobook Template - Digital Download Item # 130875
Regular Price: $14.95 US/$16.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.97 US/$9.90 CAN

Monday, May 19, 2014

Extra! Extra! Read All About It

Hello Stamping Friends,

So, who wants one of these? Yes, it's the cover of the new 2014-2015 Stampin' Up! catalog and it's jammed packed with great new stamps, colors (in-colors), accessories, and plenty of samples to inspire you.

Let me know if you would like one and I'll be sure to reserve your copy. Come to either of my events on May 31 or June 1 and you will get to take your copy home with some other little goodies that yu won't want to miss out on.

Are you excited? Doesn't just seeing the cover make you want to dive in and see all the awesome goodness contained within? You won't be sorry, it's a great catalog.

Flowers are Blooming

Hello Stamping Friends,

Flowers are blooming everywhere. Even my lilac tree (that rooted itself from a thrown away branch form picked flowers over 10 years ago. Good thing the garbage can got knocked over that week) is finally blooming. I had 1 lilac on it two years ago and I was so excited. I wouldn't even cut it off to bring in the house. I just went outside to see and smell that one little bloom. Then last year, nothing, nada, zip, so imagine my joy this year when there are over a dozen blooms on it. I just can't wait for them to open up. Any day it will happen and I'm ready for it.

Today I'm always sharing with you another beautiful set of flowers that will last much longer than any bloom you will find outside. Well, maybe not as long, depending on who's around and having a sweet tooth. I made this cute little centerpiece to welcome Spring awhile ago and have been enjoying it. I made flowers using the spiral flower die (in the Occasions catalog) and put a lollipop in the center of them to make this arrangement.

It will certainly brighten up any desk or table. These would be a great centerpiece for a party you may be having or a unique gift. Jonah gave one to his teacher for teacher appreciation week.

There are ten flowers in this pot. The nice thing is that you can take the lollipop out and if you want you can keep the paper flower part and replenish as needed. Your pot can always be full of blooms.

Notice here, I even embossed the flowers to give them some added texture. Some of them when rolling them into flower have the dots embossed on the outside and some are on the inside,  (strawberry slush is on the outside and the crisp cantaloupe) which just adds to the fun and overall look of the finished pot of flowers.
Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamps: None
Ink: None
Paper: Summer Starfruit, Wisteria Wonder, Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush,  Pool Party
Accessories: Big Shot, Spiral Flower Die, Lots of Dots Embossing Folder, Daffodil Delight Chevron ribbon, 1/8 circle punch. Non- Stampin' Up! items: Clay pot, green shredded paper filler, Styrofoam disc, hot glue, glue gun

Friday, May 16, 2014

All about the Mr. & Mrs.

Hello Stamping Friends,

Hope you are staying dry on this rainy, rainy Friday. I'm just so glad it's Friday. I get to stamp the weekend away with some great ladies. A wonderful club gathering tomorrow with some awesome ladies. We always share a ton of laughs and have a great time. On Sunday, the fun continues with my fringe scissor class. (Which, by the way, I have a few openings so if you didn't get a chance to RSVP, let me know) I have some fun projects planned for that day that you will absolutely love.

Well, for now let's get back to Friday. Fabulous Friday, that is. This week the Sisters in Stamping have decided to take one more look at some retiring stamps. Hard to believe, but there is less than two weeks left to the current catalog. That means, if you haven't got everything checked off your wishlist, you need to look it over again and get those retiring stamps and accessories now. (I have an order going in on Monday, so if you want to add your order on let me know)

I used the retiring Mr. & Mrs. stamp for this elegant  wedding card. I guess, you can probably use it for an anniversary card, too. I'm thinking, especially that "silver" anniversary. This is such a pretty card in person and anyone would love to receive it. It comes together pretty quickly as well. All you need is some punches, a big shot folder, one stamp, one ink pad and let's not forget those dimensionals. The key to this card is the layers. Adding several layers really makes the card. If you ever make and card and say to yourself, "Hmmm, something's missing." Just try adding a layer because a lot of times that is all that is needed and changes the overall look of the card.
Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamp: Mr. & Mrs.
Ink: Silver Encore Ink
Paper: Whisper White cardstock & Silver Foil Paper
Accessories: Bird Punch, Small Heart Punch, Basic Pearls, Big Shot, Beautifully Baroque embossing folder, snail adhesive & dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to head over to Sisters in Stamping for some more last minute retiring stamps ideas.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

New Photopolymer Birthday Set

Hello Stamping Friends,

Stampin' Up! has just released a great new photopolymer stamp set called Endless Birthday Wishes. There are so many great words included in this stamp set that you will easily start using it as a go to set for any card you make. Seriously, check it out, 27 stamps for only $13.95. Great deal, plus being completely see through you will be able to place your image exactly where you want it with ease.

Visit my website to place your order (see the link on my signature below) or contact me if you want me to order it for you. I will be placing an order on Monday.

This Week's Weekly Deals

Weekly Deals

We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals! If you are interested in ordering any of these great weekly deals, be sure to head over to my website to order (see link below my signature) or simply contact me by Sunday evening (May 18) so I can order it for you.

Etcetera Designer Series Paper Item # 130129
Regular Price: $10.95
Discounted Price: $8.21

Perfect Pennants Bigz Die Item # 123126
Regular Price: $32.95
Discounted Price: $24.71

This And That Epic Day Designer Series Paper Item # 130814
Regular Price: $10.95
Discounted Price: $8.21

Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die Item # 123113
Regular Price: $7.95
Discounted Price: $5.96

Tasteful Trim Bigz Die Item # 120893
Regular Price: $42.95
Discounted Price: $32.21

3/16 Inch Corner Punch Item # 119871
Regular Price: $6.95
Discounted Price: $5.21

Bbq Blitz Ensemble - Digital Download Item # 130863
Regular Price: $12.95
Discounted Price: $7.77

Retro Fresh Designer Journaling Tags Item # 133526
Regular Price: $4.95
Discounted Price: $3.71

Friday, May 9, 2014

Clearly a Winner

Hello Stamping Friends,

It's Friday already. Time certainly passes by so quickly anymore. You know when it's Friday that there is a great challenge from the Sisters in Stamping. Today's challenge was to use a window sheet in your project. You're not going to want to miss checking out the other Sister's projects this week.

I used a 5" x 10" piece of a window sheet to make this card. You score the 10" side at 5". Using a bone folder on this card makes it so much easier to get a crisp, clean score mark. Using the white staz-on ink you can stamp right onto the window sheet. Don't try it with whisper white craft pad. It will never dry. The staz-on pads are designed to dry on non-porous surfaces. 

If you look closely you will see the tangerine tango and whisper white cardstock are actually attached to the inside of the card. The daffodil delight and watercolor wonder designer series paper is attached to the outside of the card.  The flowers are stamped with whisper white craft ink and then punched out. Remember to "curl" the edges of your petals to give them more life. There are actually two of each color flower. They are held together with a dimensional. The pearl is the perfect finishing touch.

This is just a flat view of the card with it closed. These window sheet cards are so pretty and elegant to give for any special occasion.
Don't forget to head over to Sisters in Stamping for more ideas using the window sheets.
Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamps: Flower Shop, Creative Elements
Ink: White Staz-on and Whisper White Craft ink
Paper: Window Sheet, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo and Whisper White Cardstock and Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Pansy Punch, Bone Folder, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Rachel's May & June Stamping Classes

Bring a new to me friend to any class and you and your friend will receive a gift from me.

Each class is available with a to go option. This is great if you are interested in the class but are unable to physically attend. You will receive all materials for you to complete the projects on your own. You will receive an email with directions and pictures that will assist you in putting each project together. Please just add $5 for shipping.

May Classes

Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 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
RSVP Deadline: Wednesday,  May 14, 2014

Thursday, May 29, 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.

RSVP Deadline: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Customer Appreciation Open House -  FREE

Come and stamp a few projects using new stamps and accessories found in the 2014-2015 Catalog. You will get to see some of the new stamps and accessories in person and see some samples. I will be having a BOGO (buy one, get one) Retirement sale.  There will be prizes. Get tickets for attending, bringing a friend, booking a party for June or July, joining the Yurinkin’ Stamp Addicts team, ordering and more.

June Classes 

Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Customer Appreciation Open House -  FREE

Come and stamp a few projects using new stamps and accessories found in the 2014-2015 Catalog. You will get to see some of the new stamps and accessories in person and see some samples. I will be having a BOGO (buy one, get one) Retirement sale.  There will be prizes. Get tickets for attending, bringing a friend, booking a party for June or July, joining the Yurinkin’ Stamp Addicts team, ordering and more

Friday, June 6,  2014 at 6:30 PM
Project Life Class – $30 per person

This is a new product line that Stampin’ Up! is offering. It’s scrapbooking for those with little time. The class will include a card collection kit, coordinating accessory pack and 4 pocket pages for the 6” x 8” album. Bring some pictures with you so you can have complete pages when you leave. You will be receiving the Everyday Adventure collection this month. 

There will be a special add on order at a bundle savings price available the night of the class. Details given at class.

RSVP Deadline: Monday, June 2, 2014 

Thursday, June 12, 2014  6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Stamp of the Month Class – $25.00 per person for clear mount
 $30.00 per person for wood mount stamps

 This is a new monthly class that will feature one stamp set that you will receive as part of the class fee. We will stamp 3 different cards and one 3-D project using the stamp of the month during the class.  All you need to bring with you is your own snail adhesive and some clear blocks if you are going with the clear mount option, all other supplies are included in the cost of the class.

RSVP Deadline: Friday, June 6, 2014 

Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Banner Class  - $20.00 per person or FREE with a minimum order

You will be making a banner with a patriotic theme that will be great to display for the 4th of July or anytime you want to be proud of the red, white, and blue. Made from canvas pieces this banner will last many years. All materials for the class are included in the fee. You only need to bring your snail adhesive.

RSVP Deadline: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 

Thursday, June 26, 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.

RSVP Deadline: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Can't wait to see you at a class soon.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

An Oldie but Goodie

Hello Stamping Friends,

Today I'm sharing with you a card that we made at my last Yurinkin' Stamp Addicts team meeting. It was designed and shared by team member, Patti H. If you have ever thought about or wanted to get more information on what it is like to be associated with the greatest company around, join us for a team meeting to hear more about it. May's get together will be held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Contact me for more information if you are interested. There are some many great reasons to join the family. Discounts, ability to preorder before anyone else, make some extra money, all the latest and greatest stamping ideas at your finger tips and so much more.

So now onto the card (I know there's a name for this technique, but at the moment, it has completely slipped my mind, sorry!). We embossed the line of trees from Lovely as a Tree (this set is around since 2001, when I joined the Stampin' Up! family) on both white cardstock using black embossing power and on black cardstock with white embossing powder. After both pieces are embossed you cut it down the middle (this way you can easily line up the trees on your card and you will get to make two different cards) and place one half of the black and the opposite half of the white onto your card front.

The butterfly is just punched and sponged with some white ink to add definition. It is also attached with a dimensional. The silver baker's twine is knotted in a few places just to give it a different look. The birthday greeting from Teeny tiny Wishes was stamped first and then punched out. I'm telling you, that makes life so much easier. Trust me.

Here's a picture of the what the other card's trees would look like. See, just the opposite of the finished card. The real key to making this card with ease is to make sure you cut both the white and the black at the same spot so it lines up easily. For the line of trees, you just cut down the trunk of the third tree from the left.
Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Versamark and Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Always Artichoke, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black & Whisper White
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Black embossing powder, Heat gun, Elegant Butterfly punch, dimensionals, silver baker's twine, snail adhesive, paper trimmer