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January 2010

Mini Love Note Set

I love small things so when I ran across this sample in my projects basket, I knew I had to make it with some mini valentines.  You can see the deets of this project HERE as well as more samples.

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Here is the set I made.  The pouch is s 3x5 cello bag and the insert is from the Welcome Neighbors paper pack FREE with your $50 order during Sale-a-bration.

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The mini cards are 2x4 folded in half and they are stamped with the Dot, Dot, Dot single stamp on the last page in the Occasions Mini Catalog.  The greetings are from Well Scripted (Occasions Mini) and Whimsical Wishes (SAB brochure).  The greetings are stamped in Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay on Whisper White and punched out with the Full Heart Punch.  I ran Crushed Curry card stock through my Big Shot with the Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit to create the backing layer for my greetings.  The pouch is tied with a piece of our YUMMY NEW Satin Ribbon.  Do you want a share of this yummy ribbon, I am getting ready to order another round, click HERE for the details.

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Have you ever thought about joining Stampin' Up?  Well, now is the best time to try it!!  Why you ask....
  • The Starter Kits are 15% off, Click HERE to view them.
  • Add an any price stamp set to your kit.
  • Receive a stack of hand stamped cards and an embellishment sampler for the Occasions Mini Catalog from me.
  • Your quarterly minimum of only $300 is not due until June 30th.
  • You will receive a 30% discount on your first hostess order within 45 days.
  • Access to the brand new Stampin' Connection an online community for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.
  • You will join my team of stampers from all over the country and have access to our team Yahoo Group.
  • You will have access to me to answer your questions and help you make your time as a demonstrator whatever you want it to be.
Ready to join right now? Click HERE to go to my website and choose the "start your own business tab" and enter my password of barbstamps
Email or Call me with your questions and I will call you back on my dime 307-673-4760
 
 

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VIDEO - Paper Flowers with the Border Punches

Papersackgiftbagsweetpeateal I posted this gift bag the other day and promised you a video on making the flower accent.   You can scroll down for a close up of the flower.  You can also click on any of the photos to make them larger.







Here are my other samples from the video.

This is not my favorite card but the Sweet Pea flower is cute. {wink}

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Here is an example of what NOT to do!!  I forgot to crimp my second strip of this Pretty in Pink Polka Dot paper from the Sweet Pea pack so the inside layer looks kind of wonky!!

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Both of these projects turned out GREAT!!   

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Did you know that Stampin' Up! has just created a chat site for its demonstrators?  It's called Stampin' Connection and it is a chat forum and mega gallery.  We demonstrators have uploaded over 20,000 gallery projects......WOW!!!

Now is a great time to join Stampin' Up! with me.  You can get 15% off your Starter Kit and a FREE any price stamp set, a 30% discount off your first hostess order PLUS access to the Stampin' Connection in addition to the other perks.  With a bonus from me, what are you waiting for? Get those holiday bills paid quick.  Click HERE for more information.



 
 
 
  


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February Card Kit of the Month

February Card Kit of the Month

Featured Stamp Sets: Herb Expressions Stamp Set

Featured Accessories: Sherbet Designer Buttons

You will receive all of the consumable supplies needed to create 12 cards. You will also receive 2 additional full color samples in the emailed instructions of “alternative” cards that you can make with the contents of the kit! In addition, you will receive step by step instructions on how to complete each of the 4 designs. The price of the Card Kit is $16.95 please add $3 if you need me to ship it to you. 

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Payments for the Card Kits must be received by February 16th, 2010. Your kits should arrive by the end of the month.  Use the paypal links below to purchase your kit.  I also accept credit/debit cards, email or call me to use your card.

Special Offer for February "Herb Expressions" stamp set and the coordinating accessory "Sherbet Designer Buttons" at 15% off*!

Please email or call me if you would like to add any of these products:

Add-on Products: 

§ Basic Grey Classic Ink ($5.95)

§  Certainly Celery Classic Ink ($5.95)

§   Bashful Blue Classic Ink ($5.95)

§   Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink ($5.95)

§   Aqua Painters ($16.95)

§   Mat Pack ($9.95)

§   Paper Piercer ($3.50)

§   Solid Stripes Stamp ($9.95)

Herb Expressions Stamp Set $32.95 $28.00

Sherbet Designer Buttons $7.95 $6.75

 

  
Other Optional Purchases
    Stampin' Dimensionals $3.95
    SNAIL Adhesive $6.95 or refill $4.50
    Tombow Multi-purpose Adhesive $3.95
    Bone Folder $6.95
    Paper Snips $9.95
   
*Regular tax and shipping apply to these purchases
Card Kit

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Sweet Pea Paper Stack for Gift Bags

I found a covered paper sack gift bag while cleaning my stampin' studio yesterday and thought they would be great made with our new Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Stack.

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I found in a local Hardware store that was about 4 x 8 and trimmed 1 1/4" off the top of the bag.  The main panel for the bag is a 4 1/2 x 8 1/2 layer of Taken with Teal, then a 4 1/4 x 8 1/4 layer of Dusty Durango and a 4x8 layer of the Sweet Pea paper. I added a 3/4 x 4 strip of Dusty Durango to break up the pattern.  The greeting is from All Holidays and I inked it up with my Taken with Teal and Dusty Durango Stampin' Write Markers.   
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Here is a close up of the flower, you can click on it to make it larger.

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Check back tomorrow for the deets on the other bag, I have to get ready for my Punch Art Class this afternoon!!  Thanks for stoppin' by!  Remember to order your I {Heart} Hearts set to help the people of Haiti.

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It Caused Me Extreme Excitement!!!

I came home from running errands yesterday and lookie what was on my porch!!!  I have received a number of orders this month but they didn't come in THESE boxes!!!!

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How fun!!  Here is what the top of the box says. :-) 

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I am sure my UPS man is tired of slugging boxes to my house but I will never get tired of seeing him!!!

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Let's help Stampin' Up! donate to the Haiti Relief Fund!!

Stampin′ Up! demonstrators have a long history of making a difference in the lives of others--especially when disaster strikes and the need is greatest. So it was not surprising that so many demonstrators have contacted Stampin' Up! in the past week asking what the plan is for helping to provide relief for those who continue to suffer from the effects of the earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12.

Here is the plan:

From now until February 28, 2010, $2 from every I {Heart} Hearts stamp set demonstrators sell (or buy) will be donated American Red Cross’ Haiti Relief and Development Fund. I will match this amount on all the sets I sell by January 30th.

The Red Cross is already well-established in Haiti, and this money will be used to provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need.

I {Heart} Hearts – clear-mount  (block D recommended 118485 $8.50)  118571 $18.95

I {Heart} Hearts – wood-mount  117010 $26.95

This is a simple and straightforward plan; the more stamp sets we sell, the greater the difference we make. Often it is the simplest plans that work best!  Go to my website HERE and place your orders today!!  If your order is $50 or more, you will qualify for FREE SAB items!! 

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VIDEO - Coloring the Fleurettes Crocheted Flowers

Did you know that you can dye our Accents & Elements Fleurettes Crocheted Flowers three different ways?  Well you can and this video will show you how.

 

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The first two people who submit $100 orders through me will receive a Hanging Heart Kitin the mail.  Orders can be placed HERE. ETA, there is one kit left...thanks Jennifer B!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

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Winners!!!

Here are the winners of my recent giveaway, click HERE to see the original post.

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Yolanda S, Vicki J, and Amy P.  I wish everyone could have won!!!

Congratulations gals, I will get your Hanging Heart kits out in the mail ASAP.

Thanks for the orders.


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More Chipboard Hearts from my classes this weekend

I had a slew of classes this weekend and we made the Hanging Hearts at a few of them.  Here are a couple more groups of them.  Click HERE to see more about the On Board Heart books that we used for this project.

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These were made by Kristen, Denise, Bobbi, Katelyn and me.  I love how different they turn out and everyone loved them!!

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This group was done by Melissa, Becky, JoAnn, Mary Jo, Mandy and me.  These Hanging Hearts are just too much fun!!

You can get a kit to make one too.  Just place an online order HERE by Wednesday of at least $50 and you will be entered in the drawing.  I am giving away three kits!!

If you join my team of Stampin' Up! demonstrators this week, I will include a kit in your welcome packet click HERE and click the "Join Now" button, my password is barbstamps and you can be ready to go in about 10 minutes.  Are you interested in making a little extra money?  Join my team and I will help you.  Are you looking to increase your crafting supplies? Join my team and start the savings now!!!   Click HERE for the answers to many of your questions or just pick up the phone and call me, I will call you back on my dime. 1-307-673-4760.


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On Board Chipboard Books and a Valentine Giveaway

I am giving away three Hanging Heart Kits to make the project shown in this post.

With the release of the NEW Occasions Mini Catalog, Stampin' Up! is offering die cut On Board Chipboard Books (page 34 in the mini) available in the following shapes: 

Onboardbird  Onboardheart  Onboardscallop 
These shapes are approximately 6x6 with the bird being approx 4 x 8
 
These are very inexpensive ($4.95 each) and are great for making mini albums.....

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but the chipboard pieces can also be used individually!!!  We did this at my class last night.  A very simple project that packs a real punch. :-)

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I gave each of the gals a chipboard heart, piece of the Sending Love Glittery Designer Series Paper, strip of the NEW Satin RibbonEpoxy Brad and letters cut with the Simple Letters Alphabet and the Big Shot

We covered the hearts with the Sending Love DSP using the Stampin' Up! Glue Sticks (my favorite for sdding paper to chipboard) and trimmed off the excess.  Then we used a Sanding Block to really smooth the edges.  They swapped scraps and punched out hearts with the Small Heart and Heart to Heart punches to add coordinating hearts to the front.  A piece of the gorgeous NEW Satin Ribbon was added to the back and secured with a Real Red Epoxy Brad through the existing hole.  Here is a close up of their projects.

Three lucky online shoppers will win a kit to make one of these (patterns will vary) but includes the heart, die cut letters, punched heart, DSP, ribbon and Epoxy Brad!!  All online orders of at least $50 placed on my website HERE now through Wednesday January 13th will be entered in a drawing to receive a kit to make one of these.  I will be giving away three kits!!!!  Remember if your orders are over $50, you will get to choose a FREE Sale-a-bration item too!

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Each On Board chipboard book comes with eight chipboard pieces so the cost of this project is very minimal.  This is a wonderful gift for that special someone.

Here is mine:

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Thanks for looking!!
 
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Video - Four Square Window Card

I posted this card the other day and have had a few emails asking me how to do it.  I have done a video to show you.  Enjoy!!

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This window card folds flat for mailing.  I used the NEW Vintage Vogue Clear Mount stamp set from the Occasions Mini Catalog for this card.  I cut out the flower and leaf image and the "F" in Friends and popped them up with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Here are the supplies I used.

Vintage Vogue Clear Mount Stamp Set, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum and Mellow Moss Classic Ink Pads, Sherbet Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Medium Window Sheets, 1 1/4 Square Punch, Paper Snips, Stampin' Dimensionals.
 
Thanks for checking in today, happy stampin' to you!!! 
 
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Super cute bird houses from the Mini Milk Carton Die!!

These bird houses are all the rage right now.  How do you make them?  Easy!!!!  Purchase the NEW Stampin' Up! Mini Milk Carton Bigz L die and add a window and a roof.  It really is that easy!!

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The one on the left uses Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede and Old Olive.  There is a touch of the NEW Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Pad for the birds wings.  I also used the NEW Extra Large Two Step Bird Punch, 1 1/4 Circle punch and Medium Window Sheets for the window.  The roof is 2 x 4 1/2 and I used the Scallop Edge Punch along the bottom and as a mask to do the sponging up the roof.

The one on the right uses Orchid Opulence, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery and So Saffron.  These are the same colors found in the NEW Shades of Spring Designer Series Paper Pad that I used on the roof.  I used a piece of DSP that measures 2 x 3 1/2 and glued it to a piece of Pretty in Pink that measures 2 x 4 1/2.  I used the FREE Sale-a-bration Scallop Trim Border Punch for the bottom of the roof and added some embossed Butterflies by using our NEW Beautiful Wings Embosslit in various colors.

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I use our Mono Multi Adhesive to put the box together and to attach the roof.  I love that stuff!!

How do you like my prop for the raised bird house?  It is one of our new Clear Mounts for use with our NEW Clear Mount Stamps, for more info on the Clear Mount Stamps, click HERE.  Notice the super comfy rounded edges, these blocks are fabulous!!  I suggest ordering the Block Bundle  #118491 as you get a bit of a discount and then you have all the available sizes.

If you ordered one of my Occasions Mini Catalog product shares, the shipment should be here tomorrow.  I am hoping to get a bunch of it cut and packaged after my workshop tomorrow night and get your packages out to you Saturday and Monday.  If you would like to get your own shares of the NEW Occasions Mini Catalog papers, ribbons and embellishments, click HERE for the details.

Thanks for visiting me today!!

 
 


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Customer Appreciation Class - final two projects

Here are the last two projects that we completed at my Customer Appreciation Class this past Saturday.

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This is a little basket made out of felt and stitched with thin yarn.  We used the Baskets and Blooms Bigz XL die with the Big Shot to cut out the felt pieces.  The bird is from a NEW punch called Two Step Bird and was punched out of Chocolate Chip card stock and the Welcome Neighbor SAB Designer Series paper pad.

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The layout of this card was CASE'd from Julie Freysinger and we made it in black and red.  We used the NEW Pinking Hearts Border Punch and the I {Love} Love Jumbo Wheel.  The small hearts were done with another NEW punch called the Small Heart.  All three cards use the NEW yummy Satin Ribbon, this is now my favorite as it is so soft and ties so nicely.  Here is a close up of the border punch, super cute isn't it!!

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Customer Appreciation Class Projects

Ordering from the Occasions Mini Catalog and Sale-a-Bration start Tuesday!!!  To see the mini catalogs scroll down a bit, they are in the left side bar.

I held my customer appreciation class yesterday and had a full house.  There were 14 of my wonderful customers who attended and we had a blast!!  Thank goodness for our new house and my AWESOME new stamping space.....Huge thanks to my wonderful husband Mike for all the work he put into making it for me!!!!

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Here are the projects the gals made.

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This project uses the Fancy favor Big Shot XL die to make the box and we added a Medium Cello bag of candy to it.  Here is the list of supplies:

Fancy Favor Bigz XL die, Big Shot Machine, Sending Love Specialy DSP for the scrunched paper at the top of the box, Sticky pages and Hearts Sizzlit set with the Chunky Essentials and Fine Galaxy Glitter sets, Tiny Tags stamp set, Medium Jewelry Tag Punch, Gold Brads, Scallop Trim Border Punch, I {Love} Love Jumbo Wheel, Photo Corner Punch
 
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This is a window card that folds flat for mailing.  We used the NEW Vintage Vogue Clear Mount stamp set from the Occasions Mini Catalog for this card.  I cut out the flower and leaf image and the "F" in Friends and popped them up with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Here are the supplies we used.
 
Vintage Vogue Clear Mount Stamp Set, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum and Mellow Moss Classic Ink Pads, Sherbet Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Medium Window Sheets, 1 1/4 Square Punch, Paper Snips, Stampin' Dimensionals.
 
We did two more projects but I hve got to get my Christmas stuff put away today.  I will try to come back and post the other two projects later today.
 
Thanks for visiting!!!
 
 

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Stampin' Up! NEW product - HEART shaped Treat Cups!

Available for purchase Tuesday, January 5th - order early to ensure product availibility

Just in time for Valentine's Day, our new Heart Treat Cups coordinate perfectly with the Sweetheart stamp set and the Full Heart punch. While the new Heart Treat Cups are ideal for Valentine's Day, they are also perfect for many other occasions including Mother's Day, wedding and bridal shower favors, anniversary cards, or just simple projects that show you care.

  • Heart Treat Cups (#120435 $2.95) and the coordinating Sweetheart stamp set (#120415 wood mount $21.95) or (120780 clear mount $15.95) will be available for purchase on Tuesday, January 5, 2010.
  • While this is not a limited-time offer, we are not certain how long the initial inventory (earmarked for Valentine's Day) will remain in stock. It is possible that the Heart Treat Cups may be backordered for a short time prior to Valentine's Day. So, order early and often!
  • The coordinating Sweet Treat Padded Envelopes (#116802 $2.95) and the Full Heart punch (#113693 $15.95) are available for purchase now.

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