Friday, June 27, 2014

My favorite Stamp Set

Hello Stamping Friends,

Happy Friday to you! It's a gorgeous day out there so be sure to get out and enjoy the sunshine and the beauty that God has given us.  Today is also Fabulous Friday and you know what that means, right? Yep, that's correct, a Sisters in Stamping challenge. This week we needed to make something using our favorite new stamp set from the catalog. I must admit, it's not an easy task to pick just one stamp set. I could have picked the top five and made a card with it but I'm sure that would have been quite an interesting card, to say the least. Too many different types of artwork to match up. lol

So I narrowed it down to one set. The set that I have gone to over and over since I've gotten it. Seriously have used it in several classes, workshops and even used it for a swap. It's the Traveler set. I love the images with this set and it works perfectly with the world map background stamp.

I just sponged the background with wild wasabi and marina mist ink using a sponge after stamping it in crumb cake. It was just randomly done. I'm sure if you look close enough, you will see water where land is and vice versa.  I love how the background looks like an enlarged version of the globe. Actually, look at the globe, that is Africa shown on it, right? Wonder if that was done on purpose by the artist. Things that make you go Hmmmmmm.
Don't forget to visit Sisters in Stamping to see the favorite sets of the other Sisters.

Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamps: Just Sayin', Traveler, & World Map
Ink: Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi & Crumb Cake
Paper: Marina Mist, Wild Wasabit & Very Vanilla Cardstock
Accessories: Word Bubbles Framelits Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Sponges

Remember I still have the special on. I'm getting closer and closer to reaching my goal but I still need a little help. Sale is now through Sunday. See post HERE for all the details. If you need anything please order by Sunday to help me. I would greatly appreciate it.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Won't You Join Me?

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 but there are only a few days left, so don't delay and join today. 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)
  • No obligations
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 Addict Team today

Make A Wish

Hello Stamping Friends,

Happy Wednesday to you. We are half way through the week, any big plans for the weekend?  We have more relatives coming to stay with us from out of town. Last week was my brother and his family and now it's Don's brother and his family. The first few weeks of summer are always super busy around here with catching up with far away family and we love every minute of it. Of course, the kids love the extra outings that end up being planned as a result of company here. Amusement parks, waterparks, ice cream, family picnics and impromptu pizza parties with everyone gathered to name a few. (Of course, Don really likes the company for the simple reason that the house gets  a little extra loving with more cleaning than I've been able to do during the school year).

Onto today's card. This is one of the cards we made at stamp a stash last month. (This months stamp a stash is tomorrow if you haven't registered yet, just let me know and I can fit you in. 12 cards and envelopes for $20.) I know must of us think of birthdays with Make a Wish but really you can give it to anyone that is wishing big.

And the colors make this a great card for both men and women (boys or girls). The clothespin is a fun extra touch that adds to the card. I didn't use any snail adhesive on this card. It is assembled completely using dimensionals.
Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Perfect Pennants
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, So Saffron
Paper: Very Vanilla Cardstock
Accessories: Dimensionals, Retro Fresh Washi Tape, Paper Snips, Mini Metallic Clothespins

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Please Help Me! I Am So Close

Hello Stamping Friends,

I am very close to my annual goals but I'm going to need a little help reaching those goals. Can you help?  As a little gift for helping me reach my goals, I am offering the following special until Sunday evening as well.

Rachel's Need to Reach My Goal Sale:

All orders placed now through Sunday evening will receive FREE shipping (that's a 10% savings)

However, if you place an order of $100 or more you will receive 20% off your total order.

Plus, if you place an order of $150 or more you will receive the 20% discount and ALL hostess benefits.

All orders will also receive 10 card samples that you can use as inspiration. All cards are different. No two orders will get the same cards.

(NOTE: This sale does not apply to previous orders or Hostess workshop orders. This sale is available through Rachel Yurkanin only and is not a sale offered by Stampin' Up!)

If you don't have the new catalog yet, you can check it out online at  (Let me know that you don't have the catalog and we can arrange for you to get one.)

This week's weekly deal has just been released. Some great items at a discount. If you are interested in any of these items please let me know by Sunday evening. I will be placing one last order for June Sunday night. These items would be part of the discount during my Help me Reach my Goal Sale.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Dots, Dots & More Dots

Hello Stamping Friends,

Hope you are enjoying this day. I sure am. It was absolutely fabulous not having to set an alarm this morning to get up and get ready for school. I'm going to love this summer vacation. Last year, there wasn't much relaxing in the summer. with a house under construction there was always something to be done or somewhere to go and pick out things. I vow to make this a relaxing summer. I'll let you know how I make out at the end of summer.

Today's card is made using something that I love, love, love. Polka dots. The more the better, well, at least that's how I see it.  I embossed the black cardstock with the awesome new giant polka dot embossing folder. Then I used the circle stamp from Work of Art and whisper white craft ink to stamp polka dots inside the embossed polka dots.
I stamped the greeting on a scrap of white cardstock and then punched it out using the 1 3/4" circle punch. Added a few more circle punches behind that and finished it off with some of the new thick baker's twine.
Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamps: Work of Art
Ink:: Whisper White Craft, Black Staz-on and Strawberry Slush Classic Ink
Paper: Strawberry Slush, Whisper White, & Basic Black Cardstock
Accessories: Big Shot, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, 1 3/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1" circle punch, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, & Strawberry Slush Baker's Twine
Have a great day!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Ribbon Share Time

2014 Ribbon Shares
Time to get a little bit of all the ribbon. This is an annual tradition. It's so much better than having to buy each ribbon individually and all  on your own. You get to have it all without all the expense of ordering everything. Contact me to order your ribbon share. See below for pricing. Special Deal if you order each of the types of shares. Keep scrolling to see that. 

Seam Binding  $20 per share
Includes 12 colors – 2 yards of each
24 yards total

1/8” Ribbon $14 per share
Includes 10 colors – 2 yards of each
20 yards total
2014-2016 In- Color 3/8” Stitched Ribbon    $11 per share
Includes 5 colors – 2 yards of each
10 yards total

5/8” Satin Ribbon  $7 per share
Includes 4 colors – 2 yards of each
8 yards total

1 ¼” Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
$11 per share
Includes 5 colors – 2 yards of each
10 yards total

¼” Cotton Ribbon $17 per share
Includes 12 colors – 2 yards of each
24 yards total
Baker’s Twine $7 per share
10 colors – 5 yards of each
50 yards total

Misc. Ribbon $10 per share
Includes: Burlap (1yd), Venetian Crochet Trim (1 yd), 7/8” Cotton (2yds), Natural Chevron (1yd), Gold Sequin Trim (2 yds), & 5/8” Organza Ribbon (3yds)
10 yards total

Thick Baker’s Twine $4 per share
5 colors – 3 yards of each
15 yards total

¾” Chevron Ribbon $25 per share
12 colors – 2 yards of each
24 yards total

You may select as many types of ribbon as you would like. Prices are as listed.

SPECIAL:  If you want all of them the cost is $115 (a savings of $11).

Friday, June 20, 2014

Happy Summer, Finally!

Hello Stamping Friends,

We are so excited here in the Yurkanin household. Summer has officially started as of about an hour ago. School is finally out! Yippee! Yahoo! Woohoo! and any other excitement words you can think of. It was a long school year. Now it's time for sleeping in, no homework, no routine or schedule, just fun, fun and more fun.

First, I need to share with you the challenge for Sisters in Stamping this week. We are doing a color challenge for you. Tempting turquoise, melon mambo, daffodil delight and whisper white. Hope you enjoy.

I made a fun summer birthday card. Great for all those parties where children will be the recipient. It gets even better once you open the card. Check it out below.

A pop-up of birthday presents. Isn't it great? Everyone loves fun, interactive cards. This one is pretty easy to do as well. You need to cut three strips of designer paper (1" x 2", 1"x 3", and 1" x 3 1/2"). Start with folding the inner part of the card (5 1/4" x 8 1/4").Fold the designer paper in half. Attach the strips of designer paper using snail adhesive starting with the bottom strip (which is the largest strip). Fold of designer paper on the fold of the whisper white paper. When you have all three strips on the white cardstock. You cut the to end of each strip. Fold to make them pop out. Attach the white cardstock to the base of the card.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Red, White & Blue

Hello Stamping Friends,

So excited to share my projects with you today. Over at Sisters in Stamping our focus this week is any 3-D project. I made these adorable little boxes and couldn't wait to share them with you. They use two new big shot dies that are in the 2014-2015 Catalog, the fry box and the hamburger box. What a cute pair. There is even a stamp set in the catalog that would work very well with the set.

I made mine with a patriotic flair but seriously you can do so much with these box dies that would make them great for any special event you are planning. Of course, these patriotic boxes would be great for a 4th of July party.

I have always loved the fry box but it was a lot of work before now to make because you would have to copy/trace onto your cardstock, cut with scissors, score, fold, and then put it together. Now all you need to do is run it through your big shot, fold and use some adhesive. Definitely a huge time saver.

The hamburger box is adorable. It's smaller than a regular sandwich size from a fast food restaurant but I think it's the perfect size for a party favor. Again, you can decorate this with any theme to make it suitable for your occasion. It's pretty easy to put together, too, so that makes it awesome.

You will be seeing more creations using these dies, you can count on that. 
Don't forget to head over to the Sisters in Stamping today to see more awesome 3-D projects.
Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamp: A Dozen Thoughts & Be The Star
Ink: Night of Navy Classic Pad & Whisper White Craft Pd
Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White & Cherry Cobbler Cardstock
Accessories: Hamburger Box Die, French Fry Box Die, Star Framelit Dies, Magnetic Pad, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Gold Baker's Twine, Glue Dots, Sticky Strip

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Weekly Deals

Weekly Deals

I hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals! If you would like to order any of these and save on shipping get me your order by Sunday evening.

Afternoon Tea Ii Kit - Digital Download Item # 129928
Regular Price: $9.95 US
Discounted Price: $5.97 US

Hearts A Flutter Framelits Die Item # 130159
Regular Price: $24.95 US
Discounted Price: $18.71 US

Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 127750
Regular Price: $7.95 US
Discounted Price: $5.96 US

Label Petite Curly Punch Item # 129405
Regular Price: $12.95 US
Discounted Price: $9.71 US

Chocolate Chip 3/4" Chevron Ribbon Item # 130014
Regular Price: $8.95 US
Discounted Price: $6.71 US

Cherry Cobbler 3/4" Chevron Ribbon Item # 130012
Regular Price: $8.95 US
Discounted Price: $6.71 US

Silver Basic Metal Buttons Item # 133319
Regular Price: $7.95 US
Discounted Price: $5.96 US

Blushing Bride 3/4" Chevron Ribbon Item # 130013
Regular Price: $8.95 US
Discounted Price: $6.71 US

Calling All Super Heros

Hello Stamping Friends,
Calling all super heroes. Do you or someone you know love superheroes? If so, you are going to NEED this set. I can see some great party invitations and party favors for your next super hero party being made with this great new Photopolymer stamp set.  

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You can order this set with item number 138002 for $25.95 by clicking below on my ORDERING BUTTON at the bottom.

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Click here to get all the details about ordering a starter kit for only $50:
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Available through June 30

Friday, June 6, 2014

Get Ready For Father's Day

Hello Stamping Friends,

Today at Sisters in Stamping we are getting ready for Father's Day by sharing some great Father's Day cards with you. I used the new Tap Tap Tap set for my card. I just had to have it when I saw it in the new catalog. Reminds be of years gone by. I remember getting my electric typewriter with the correcting tape. I thought I had the coolest tool yet. Little did I know where that was headed way back then. Now we have computers and programs that highlight when we have a spelling error. We've come a long way, huh?

Anyway, back to the card. I thought it was pretty fun and neat to make a card for my dad that he could relate more to. I'm pretty positive he could work the typewrite much easier than he could work the computer. He has an iPhone but he still doesn't do a whole lot on it. I'm just so proud that he can text. lol

The teeny tiny wishes stamp set is perfect to fit in the lines of the paper stamp that comes with the set. Plus, the Happy Father's Day font is perfect for a typewriter look. Of course, you can change out the greeting and use the card for just about any occasion. I look forward to making more cards using this set.
Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamps: Tap Tap Tap & Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Black Staz-On
Paper: Basic Black & Very Vanilla Cardstock, Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Gold Pen, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Weekly Deals

Hello Stamping Friends,

Here are this week's weekly deals. If you want to save on shipping get your order to me by Sunday evening. There are some great deals this week. Love the glimmer paper and it's on sale so that makes it so much better.

Weekly Deals

We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!

Calypso Coral 3/4" Chevron Ribbon Item # 130018
Regular Price: $8.95 US
            Discounted Price: $6.71 US

Gold & Silver Stampin' Glitter Item # 132205
Regular Price: $7.95 US
            Discounted Price: $5.96 US

Champagne Glimmer Paper Item # 127885
Regular Price: $4.95 US
            Discounted Price: $3.71 US

Metallic Silver Encore Pad Item # 132142
Regular Price: $9.95 US
            Discounted Price: $7.46 US

Metallic Gold Encore Pad Item # 132141
Regular Price: $9.95 US
            Discounted Price: $7.46 US

Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin' Pad Item # 126985
Regular Price: $5.95 US
            Discounted Price: $4.46 US

Thanks for stopping by. Remember, get me your order by Sunday evening and I will place it for you. If you don't want to wait, you can always place your order online through my store.

Twitterpated Kit - Digital Download Item # 129332
Regular Price: $9.95 US
            Discounted Price: $5.97 US