Remember to Create!

Remember to Create!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Warm Wishes

Hello Stamping Friends,

I still posting. That's a good thing, right?  I just needed to figure out this whole time management thing while working full time. That has taken me awhile but I think I got it now. I hope you have been enjoying hearing from more often. Okay, I really hope you have been inspired by the projects I've shared too. I know I enjoyed creating them and shouldn't keep that all to myself.

First, I want to say thank you to everyone who placed an order on Monday during the FREE shipping sale. It was a great day because of all of you. I hope you enjoy your new "toys." Let the happy creating begin.


This card is a card that can be used for Christmas, a winter thank you, winter birthday, or a just because kind of card. Notice I didn't put any greeting on the front. That leaves it open for just about anything you may need a card for during the cold, winter months.

I love the black and white look with a pop of color. I used the Lemon Lime Twist color for this card (no surprise there for anyone that knows me). It doesn't take much of the colored cardstock, just a 2 1/2" circle of it. I used the In-color Markers to color in the sweater after I stamped it in black.

I used just a quarter of the foil snowflake behind the sweater. That's right, you can get four cards out of one little snowflake. Also, I cut the designer paper into squares and then cut them in half to make 2 triangles from each one. So there are quite a few layers on this card, but you don't have to use a ton of supplies to achieve a great layered look. Plus, the card isn't too heavy with small pieces for layers.

I love how the embossed snowflake coordinates beautifully with the snowflake on the sweater. It really brings the entire card together.

Thanks for stopping by.  See you soon,

Monday, November 27, 2017

FREE shipping Today Only

Hello Stamping Friends,


For our next act, we’re offering free shipping, today, Cyber Monday! With so many online shopping deals happening, we want our offers to be as competitive as possible so you choose what to shop for and save on.
Today only, shipping is free for all Stampin Up! orders. We’ve decided to give you free shipping for an entire day on every Stampin’ Up! order placed. Use this great offer to give yourself  one more day to check everything off your wish list. With free shipping you get a great deal on any product!
Remember this is one day only. So don't delay, check things off your list now and place your order.
Free shipping runs, today only, from November 27 12:00 AM to November 27 11:59 PM MT.
You can email me your order, call me, or place the order online yourself using this host code: 2QHE477H.
Only use the host code if you are ordering less than $150 before tax. If you are ordering more than $150 you will want to earn host benefits so don't use the code.
Click on my name below to head over to start your online order. Have fun shopping and checking things off your list. Santa has told me that you've been extra good this year. (wink, wink)

Sunday, November 26, 2017

FREE SHIPPING! WOO HOO!

Hello Stamping Friends,

I'm so excited about the latest offer. You are going to love it, too! Keep reading to learn all about it.


For our next act, we’re offering free shipping on Cyber Monday! With so many online shopping deals happening, we want our offers to be as competitive as possible so you choose what to shop for and save on.
On November 27, shipping is free for all Stampin Up! orders. We’ve decided to end Online Extravaganza a day early and give you free shipping for an entire day on every Stampin’ Up! order placed. Use this great offer to give yourself  one more day to check everything off your wish list. With free shipping you get a great deal on any product!
Remember this is one day only. So don't delay, work on your list now and be ready for Monday morning.
Free shipping runs from November 27 12:00 AM to November 27 11:59 PM MT.
You can email me your order, call me, or place the order online yourself using this host code: 2QHE477H.
Only use the host code if you are ordering less than $150 before tax. If you are ordering more than $150 you will want to earn host benefits so don't use the code.

Click on my name below to head over to start your online order. Have fun shopping and checking things off your list. I know you've been extra good this year. (wink, wink)

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Last 2 days of Online Extravaganza



Hello Stamping Friends,

Did you know, it's still the most wonderful time of the year!  You have today and tomorrow for Stampin' Up!'s Online Extravaganza. It's been a week long of savings on all of your favorite  Stampin' Up! products. Get them at this savings now. You can get something for yourself and something for your crafty friends and family on your holiday shopping list.

This is a limited time sale, it began November 20 and it will end tomorrow,  November 26, 2017. You can get some really spectacular deals. Some items are while supplies last. Look over the list, make your list and quickly get your ordered placed so you don't miss out on the extravaganza.




If you can't read the above list, CLICK HERE to download the PDF of the entire sale. Savings are 10-50% off.

Remember items are while supplies last.  

If you use this HOST CODE 2QHE477H when placing your order, you will receive 5 hand stamped cards from me as a thank you for each $50 in order you place. If you are placing an order of $150 or more, don't use the host code so you can earn host rewards for yourself. I will still send you the hand stamped cards.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Hello Stamping Friends,

Just dropping in  really quickly to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you have a blessed day with your family. Remember to take pause to give thanks for all that you have. We are so blessed in our lives and often we forget that others have a more difficult life than ourselves. I know I am thankful for so much: my family, my home, my job (especially the great opportunity I have been given this school year), my friends, and of course, all of you my stamping friends.


Quick reminder too: Online Etravaganza is currently underway. CLICK HERE for all the details.


Thanks for stopping by. See you soon.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Still time for the Online Extravaganza


Don't forget it's still the most wonderful time of the year!  Stampin' Up!'s Online Extravaganza is still underway. you have a few more days to save. It started on Monday.  It's one week long of savings on all of your favorite  Stampin' Up! products. Get them at this savings now. You can get something for yourself and something for your crafty friends and family on your holiday shopping list.

This is a limited time sale, beginning November 20 and ending November 26, 2017. You can get some really spectacular deals. Some items  are while supplies last and remember some items were only available on November 20th, the first day of the sale although you can't take advantage of that part of the sale there are still great items on sale. Look over the list, make your list and quickly get your ordered placed so you don't miss out on the extravaganza.



If you can't read the above list, CLICK HERE to download the PDF of the entire sale. Savings are 10-50% off.

Remember items are while supplies last.  

If you use this HOST CODE 2QHE477H when placing your order, you will receive 5 hand stamped cards from me as a thank you for each $50 in order you place. If you are placing an order of $150 or more, don't use the host code so you can earn host rewards for yourself. I will still send you the hand stamped cards.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

It's Beginning to look like Christmas

Hello Stamping Friends,

I'm on a roll. I am really trying to connect with each of you more often here on the blog and so far this week I'm off to a great start. I'm letting it become a habit, you know, something I do everyday. It's so easy to fall away when you miss a regular schedule day but now that I'm back on track, I really want to stay here with you.

Today I have a Christmas card to share with you. The Seasonal Chums is a great set that has a front and back to the stamp that makes great tags or fun cards. For this I card I made a window so you can use both sides of the snowman. It's always fun to bring the outside of the card inside.


I also stamped the tree and greeting just inside the window (on the inside of the card) so you can see them when the card is closed. After cutting the window out with the square framelits, I embossed the emerald envy cardstock with the holly berry folder. Before placing the emerald envy cardstock on the card base, I attached the window sheet. You want to hid the edges of the window sheet between the two pieces of cardstock so it looks complete and finished.  I also used a little of the embossing paste on the bottom of the snowman to look like snow. The snowman is attached with my favorite: dimensionals.


Here's the inside of the card. Isn't it cute to see the "back" side of the snowman. To attach on the inside, I used regular adhesive because I didn't want it to be too bulky if I used dimensionals.

Did you make your Christmas cards yet? There's still time. I can help you with a layout and ideas if you need suggestions. Just let me know.


Online extravaganza is underway. Don't forget to check out the savings. The end November 26, 2017
CLICK HERE to see the flyer. 


Monday, November 20, 2017

Online Extravaganza and a Little Card for You



Hello Stamping Freinds,

I'm so excited. Today is the day that we have been waiting for. It's the beginning of Online Extravaganza. That means savings from 10-50% off select items. There are select stamp sets at 20% off today, November 20th, only. Don't miss this sale.

CLICK HERE to see the complete flyer for the sale.



And here's a quick little stamping treat for you.


This was a unique fold card that I made recently at a few workshops. It was quick and pretty easy with minimal stamping. The only stamping is the little swirls around the oval and the word celebrate. The girl and cupcakes were cut out from designer series paper. The other crumb cake paper is also from the designer series paper. I think the hardest part of the card is cutting out all the pieces. 



Saturday, November 18, 2017

TIme to Get Ready for the Online Extravaganza


Hello Stamping Friends,


it's the most wonderful time of the year! (Did you sing it?) What time, you ask? It's time for Stampin' Up!'s Online Extravaganza. It's one week long of savings on all of your favorite  Stampin' Up! products. Get them at this savings now. You can get something for yourself and something for your crafty friends and family on your holiday shopping list.

This is a limited time sale, beginning November 20 and ending November 26, 2017. You can get some really spectacular deals. Some items  are while supplies last and some are only available on November 20th, the first day of the sale. Look over the list, make your list and quickly get your ordered placed so you don't miss out on the extravaganza.




If you can't read the above list, CLICK HERE to download the PDF of the entire sale. Savings are 10-50% off.

Remember items are while supplies last.  

If you use this HOST CODE 2QHE477H when placing your order, you will receive 5 hand stamped cards from me as a thank you for each $50 in order you place. If you are placing an order of $150 or more, don't use the host code so you can earn host rewards for yourself. I will still send you the hand stamped cards.

ONE DAY FLASH SALE on Monday, November 20th  . . . 20%  select list of stamp sets! (Starts at 12:00 AM MT and ends at 11:59 PM MT)

Friday, November 17, 2017

Delightful Daisy Thank You


Hello Stamping Friends,

I know this is crazy, but I'm posting for the fourth time this week. I'm back on track. Life has been a bit hectic here these last few months and I'm sorry I wasn't able to post more, but hopefully this is the new trend and you will be seeing and hearing more from me on a regular basis. I missed posting.

It's Friday and you know that means a post with the Sisters in Stamping. This week we are using a theme of "thankful." We all have so much in our lives to be thankful for, why don't you take a time out to write a thank you note to a friend or loved one telling them how much they mean to you. Doesn't have to be a thank you card for just receiving a gift.


This card uses the ever popular, Delightful Daisy stamp set. It's a bit of a unique fold design. I made a regular sized card into a pocket card. All I did was score the front edge at 1 1/4"  and fold it down. The sides are attached closed using some fast fuse. It is such a fun, easy card to make when you want to make a card but make it a little different than you usually do.


Here's the insert of the card. Some pretty flowers as the background. You can choose to either write on the back side of the card or use a dark, preferably black, felt tip pen to write over the stamped flowers. 

Don't forget to head over to the Sisters in Stamping to see more projects using this great thankful theme.

Thanks for stopping by. See you soon.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Stampin' Blends, So Exciting

Hello Stamping Friends,

Have you seen these awesome new alcohol markers, Stampin' Blends yet? I'm so excited to have them. Beginning in January I will be offering a class each month that will include a couple sets of these markers as part of the class. At these classes I will teach several techniques on how to use the Stampin' Blends.

Here's a short video that shows you more about them. If you simply can't wait until the classes, all Stampin' Blends are available for order right now. You can purchase them individually, as a color grouping or the entire set. Choice is yours depending on your "Gotta have it" needs.



There are 12 colors, an ivory, a bronze and a color lifter. The video below shares with you information on how to use the color lifter and the skin tones marker. 




Have a fantastic day. See you soon!


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

STAMPARATUS! What is it?


Hello Stamping Friends,

Last week I was in Salt Lake City for On Stage Live (Stampin' Up!'s convention). I learned so much, got to see the  new Occasions catalog as well as the Sale-a-bration catalog and to top it off I got to see this brand new, awesome tool in action, the Stamparatus.


Stop the presses!  This is very important news!  Stampin' Up! is releasing a Stamp Placement tool and it is different from any other Stamp placement tool on the market.



Why YOU need to get one: You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!
  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement
Product details:
  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber (clear mount) and photopolymer stamps
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 strong magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas on the backside
  • Retail Price–$49.00 US
CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO TO SEE IT IN ACTION!



YOU'VE WATCHED THE VIDEO AND NEED TO HAVE IT
Keep reading to find out how you can reserve one for you.

With the launch of this tool, we’re trying something different: testing a new reservation system. It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse. Demonstrators and customers will place reservations and receive their product at the same time. This system will allow us to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.


The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:
  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • Limit is 3 tools per demonstrator (talk about a good time to join my team) and 1 tool per customer per reservation window.
  • Customers may participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.




You will not be billed for the tool until the item arrives and ships from Stampin' Up! warehouse.

I believe there will be a link on my online store where you can reserve your stamparatus.  You must have a Stampin' Up! online account and make sure to have me as your demonstrator in your profile. 

We are all learning because this is a brand new way of rolling out this amazing new product.  That's how exciting this product is! 

Q & A for the Stamparatus

Q: How do I reserve my Stamparatus?
A: Normally you order Stampin’ Up! products through the online store or emailing me; in this case, you will click the RESERVE link on the Stamparatus page which will take you to the reservation page. For step-by-step instructions, please see picture below.



Q: What if I do not have a Stampin’ Up! customer account?
A: To reserve a Stamparatus, you must have a customer account. To create one, click Create Account on the online store, you can find me with this info...  Rachel Yurkanin, Demo ID 33960, Jefferson Twp, Pennsylvania 
If you have any trouble, don't hesitate to contact me or 1800 stamp up
Q: Am I billed at the time I reserve my Stamparatus?
A: No. However, a credit card is required to reserve the product.
Q: When will I be charged for the Stamparatus?
A: When inventory arrives in the warehouse, we will add your reservation to a shopping cart. We will then send you an email notifying you that your Stamparatus order is ready. Once you finalize payment and close your order, the system will charge your credit card.
Q: Will I be able to add other products to my Stamparatus reservation?
A: No. However, once your reservation is transferred to your shopping cart, you will then be able to add other items to your order. Important note: Please do not delete the Stamparatus from your order. We will not be able to add it back and you will lose your reservation.
Q: Will I be able to update my address and credit card information when I open my shopping bag to complete my order?
A: Yes.
Q: What if I change my mind and want to cancel my reservation?
A: You can cancel your reservation at any time before your credit card has been charged. To cancel please contact me so I can give you more details
Q: Will the tool be available in the 2018–2019 annual catalog?
A: Yes. Once the annual catalog ordering period begins, you will be able to order the Stamparatus as you would any other product. Reservations will no longer be required, and there will be no limit on the number of tools you can order.
Q: When I close my order, can I take advantage of current Stampin’ Up! promotions?
A: Yes.
Q: Can I participate in all three reservation periods?
A: Yes.
Q: How many stamp placement tools can I reserve per reservation window?
A: For customers, there is a limit of 1 per reservation window.  Demonstrators can order 3 and get their 20% (or more) discount.  Yes!  It makes sense to Join my team! 
Q: How did we come up with the name Stamparatus?
A: We landed on an innovative name by combining two words that speak to the end use of the tool as well as Stampin’ Up! branding.
Stamp: To impress a pattern or mark (especially an official one) on
a surface, object, or document using an engraved or inked
block or die or other instrument
Apparatus: The technical equipment or machinery needed for a
particular activity or purpose

Stamp + Apparatus = Stamparatus


Don't forget to reserve your's today.



Tuesday, November 14, 2017

November Stampers Dozen Blog Hop


Hello Stamping Friends,

It's that time again. Another month has passed and it's time for the Stampers Dozen Blog Hop. This month our theme is all about foil. Love that shiny foil paper. It just takes a project from drab to fab with a mall piece of it.

The projects I'm sharing today are projects that all attendees made at my November Retreat. They also received many of the components used in their goody bag so they could go home and make even more great foil projects. (I just hope they are kind enough to share with me what they make.)


First up is a hot chocolate kit in an acrylic box. Who say they are just for cards? This would also be a great way to give a gift of a gift card. Starbucks? or Dunkin? 


Inside the box is a hot chocolate pack, some peppermint discs and a little tube filled with mini marshmallows. Cute, right?


The next project we made was a little pizza box with 4 3"x 3" mini cards. The outside is just a little sneak peek at what awaits you. 


Here's the box with the four cards. Notice the flap of the little envelope was covered in coordinating designer series paper to bring the excitement of what's inside to the outside.


Here's card # 1. Each card used a different pattern of designer paper but they coordinate beautifully. Thank you Stampin' Up! for making creating so easy.


Card # 2  Notice the punched designer paper behind each ugly sweater is different but still coordinates.


Card # 3  Did you also notice that each punched shape is laid on the card a little differently?


Card # 4. To make it even more exciting, I used 4 different sweaters from the set so your recipient's excitement will go on and on.

Hope you have enjoyed my projects. Be sure to continue hopping. 


Be sure to visit Bonnie's blog next.


If  you missed Carol's  blog, click below.


Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you soon.