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November 2010

How Many Can You Make?

These are without a doubt, the simplest ornaments you can make this holiday season.  I used the clear ornaments that are for sale everywhere.  This project literally took me about 10 minutes including taking and editing the photo this morning.

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I started with some Designer Series Paper that comes in the Christmas Cheer Simply Scrappin' Kit #117401.  You may remember the 6x6 Holiday Scrapbook Album Class I had a couple of weeks ago where we used this kit.

I cut a 4 x 12 strip of the snowflake pattern and then cut that into 1/2" stripes.  I rolled each strip around a the end of a skinny paintbrush and dropped them into the ornament. 

I designed a box that will hold these size ornaments and it is perfect for giving one as a gift.  You can find my old tutorial (I mean old, you will laugh at the picture quality on this one!!) in my FREE tutorials section scroll down when you get there.

50%starterkitblog Have you gotten your big box of Stampin' Supplies for only $87.50 yet?  What are you waiting for, you can join my team of demonstrators through November 30th for half price!!  I have welcomed four gals to the team this week!!!  Get to my WEBSITE and sign up today (my password is barbstamps).  You never know where it will lead.  I purchased the Starter Kit nearly nine years ago and I was simply going to get a discount.  Well, that didn't last long, a friend asked me to do a workshop for her in 2004 and the rest is history.  I welcome anyone to my team hobbyist or business builder, there is room for you!!

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You are lovin' my Coast to Coast Stampin' Buddies and I am so excited!!  Sign up in November and receive a bonus tutorial of your choice with your first order!!  WOO HOO!!!  I love giving away FREE stuff! 


Join My Coast to Coast Stampin' Buddies

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How would you like to:

  • Receive my Online Monthly Project Tutorial for FREE each month!
  • Have a chance to win the Monthly Buddie Goodie pack!
  • Have a chance to win an exclusive hostess set each month!
  • Be eligible for exclusive occasional Stampin' Buddie specials!

Well, you can get all this and more when you join my Coast to Coast Stampin' Buddies.  I designed this program to reach out to those stampers that don't have the opportunity to come stamp with me as a reward for their loyalty.  You simply commit to purchasing a minimum of $30 a month for six months via my WEBSITE

Dollarbill1If your order is over $50, you will also earn one Barb's Bonus Buck.  Earn 10 Bonus Bucks and I will "thank you" by giving you a FREE any price stamp set.  Click HERE for those details.

You will have until the 14th of each month to get your order in and your FREE tutorial will be emailed to you within 24 hours of your purchase.  At the end of the month, I will draw the winner of the hostess set and Buddie Goodie pack and mail them out.   

You must commit to an initial six month rotation and when your six months is up, you can remain in on a month to month basis and still be eligible for all the perks.  Email me with "I'm a Stampin' Buddie" in the subject line to start.


Ribbon Flower Pins - Gifts for my Club Gals

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Wow, what a pile!!  I have over fifty of these babies in this pile and they are gifts for my local club members.  I love these gals and have been making them goodies this year to say thank you for hangin' with me!!  You can see the other goodies I made for them HERE.

Ribbonflowerclubgifts7 I used our Big Designer Buttons and 1 1/4 Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (notice the Riding Hood Red, I got it off the Clearance Rack for $1.99!!).  I simply ran a stitch up the edge of the ribbon and gathered it into a circle.  I added the button to the middle and a pin to the back.  They can take their pick from a large trifle bowl I have them in on my stamping table when they come for club this week. Ribbonpinback  
Come back tomorrow to see how you long distance gals can join my Coast to Coast Stampin' Buddies and join me this weekend for the Control Freaks Blog Tour!!  Thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator, I really appreciate it!!  Did you know that you can find me on FACEBOOK?  Well, you can and when you get there, "like me"!


More Downloads for MDS My Digital Studio

Stampin' Up! continues to offer additional downloads for the My Digital Studio Paper Crafting solution as they create new papers, embellishments and stamp brush sets.  I will post the pictures of the downloads with the item numbers and prices to make your ordering easier. 

The digital downloads must be ordered online through my website HERE and they are available for immediate download to your computer after the transaction is complete. 

You can see all the additional downloads available for purchase HERE.

Please note that you do not have to have My Digital Studio to use these downloads, they will work in other applications. 

Bingocard 
Bingo Card stamp brush set 122182 $1.95

Jollybingobits 
Jolly Bingo Bits stamp brush set  122181 $7.95

Daystilchristmas 
Christmas Countdown stamp brush set 123955 $7.95

Jollyholidaydsp 
Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper 123953 $4395

Hollyjollyembellishments 

Holly & Jolly Embellishments 123954 $3.95

Order any of these downloads in my Online Store

Have you joined the NEW Digital Community?  There are tons of projects using the Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio Program.   This is a public forum where lots of tips and tricks are given to help you use the AWESOME program.

Updating your software:

  • If you have installed the initial update (version 1.0.1), simply click Help and select Check for Updates in the My Digital Studio software. The update will be performed automatically.
  • If you have not completed the initial update, download and install version 1.0.1 first, and then complete the steps listed above to get the most recent updates

Jolly Holiday Candy Stick Display

Candysticksgroup Doesn't this look yummy!!!  I filled these skinny cello bags with Skittles and M&M's and created a topper for each of them.  Thanks to Carla for the idea!  I used a variety of stamp sets on the treats and one of them is from the upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog, can you guess which one?  I wrapped the container with a strip of Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper 117159 and added the main image using the Jolly Jingles Jumbo Wheel 120864 and my 5 Petal Flower Punch 119880 to create the Poinsettia.  The 5/8 Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon 109054 adds a nice touch.

Candystickcontainerside Here is a side view of it.  I have it on display in my stamp room and everyone wants to eat them!!  Tonight is the first of six stampin' sessions for club week.  I love it when the gals come over to stamp, we always have the most fun and I have some stinkin' cute projects for them!! 

**Do you live long distance and want to be a part of one of my clubs?  Stay tuned as I will be releasing info on my Coast to Coast Stampin' Buddies program very soon.

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Get 50% off the Starter Kit!!!  Starter_kits_jpg For only $87.50, you can join my team of demonstrators from all over the country and get an early Christmas present.  This never before seen offer ends November 30th so don't delay, go to my WEBSITE to join right now.  (click the photo for a better look at what you will get)


Recordable Christmas Cards

Scroll down & read how to join my team of demonstrators at 50% off!!

KayOn page 15 of the Holiday Mini Catalog, you will find the Stampin' Sound Cards.   One of these cards plays We Wish You A Merry Christmas and one is recordable, meaning you can record your own greeting into it.  It is very simple to operate and can be recorded over and over again.  How Cool!!!  My downline Kay made this beautiful card using our Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper also in the Holiday Mini.  She covered the front, back and Kay1 inside of the card with the paper and then added some decorative accents.  Notice how she punched holes to expose the microphone and speaker....BRILLIANT!!  This card is just gorgeous, big hugs to you Kay!!! 

Kay has been in my downline since the beginning and we have become great friends.  She recently got married and moved away (about 120 miles) so I don't see her much anymore. :-(  I would never have met her if it wasn't for Stampin' Up!

HalfOffStarter Did you know that you can join my team of demonstrators right now for 50% off!!  Well, you can, the starter kits have been reduced to a mere $87.50 through November 30th.  So now is the perfect time to join.  If you have been thinking about purchasing the My Digital Studio Program, this is the deal for you as you can get the software in your kit and all the other supplies are basically FREE!  Contact me today if you have any questions or need any help signing up.  You can go to my website HERE and start the process right now by clicking on the "Start your own Business" tab!!!

 
Supplies:
Stampin' Up! Stamps
Snow Swirled 116982 
Stampin' Up! paper
Very Vanilla card stock 101650
Cherry Cobbler card stock 119685
Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper 120810
Stampin' Up! Ink
Versamark 102283
Soft Suede 115657
Stampin' Up! Accessories
Stampin Sound Card Recordable 121009
Stampin' Sound Card We Wish You A Merry Christmas 121007
Chantilly Crochet Trim 118480
1/2 Circle Punch 119869
3/4 Cirlce Punch 119873
1" Circle Punch 119868
Scallop Oval PUnch 119856
Decorative label Punch 120907
Silver Embossing Powder 109131
Heat Tool 100005
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Decor Elements - Candy Cane Christmas

I am having fun decorating for the holidays using the Real Red Candy Cane Christmas Decor Elements.  I purchased this tin a few months ago and used the Spooky Things Decor Elements to decorate the other side for Halloween so it serves a dual purpose!!

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I also added some of the images to a large square glass thing (vase maybe??) I had in the closet and I will be using it as a candy dish in my stamp room for my holiday classes.

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and here it is ready for my Technique Geeks Class today!!

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Have a GREAT weekend!!

Order your supplies anytime in my Online Store

Supplies:
Stampin' Up! Accessories
Candy Cane Christmas Decor Elements Real Red 120912
(Old Olive 122297)
Decor Elements Applicator 114285

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Bigshotathome-001 Time is running out to sign up for my Be a Big Shot at Home series of four classes,  After the last class, you will receive a $150 Shopping Spree from me to purchase whatever you want out of the catalog and you will also receive a level 1 hostess item, additional $15 in FREE mdse and three FREE SAB items!!  Click HERE to sign up today!!

Are you looking for a way to make some extra Christmas $$?  Join my team of demonstrators and start earning extra $$ today.

Technique Geek Files.  Are you a demonstrator looking for a new class to offer your customers or a customer who would love to learn new techniques, then these files are for you.  Click HERE for more info and to purchase.  

Holidaybundles Get 20% off Handmade Holiday Bundles now through December 16th.  Scroll down to see pictures of the bundles.


My Digital Studio - You Make Me Smile Tags

My buddy France and I got these cute little smiley face candies at the Founder's Circle retreat in September (thank you Bonnie and Angie for making us take them!!!) and her idea was to use them as a little treat for her customers.  I thought they would make great little "thank you" treats for my club members so I whipped up a tag using MDS My Digital Studio and attached one to each bag of candy.

I forgot to take a picture of the whole group when I finished them but here is what I have left after giving one out to each of my 40 club members.  I love you guys!!!

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I put the candy in the Small Cello Bags, tied them closed with a piece of ribbon and added the layered tag with a Stampin' Dimensional.  Here is a close up, aren't they adorable!!!!

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Nothin' fancy but the gals sure did enjoy them. :-)

Order your supplies anytime in my Online Store

Stampin' Up! paper
Whisper White card stock 100730
Tempting Turquoise card stock 102067
Stampin' Up! Accessories
Small Flat Cellophane Bags 103104
My Digital Studio 118108
Extra large Tag Punch 119866
Large Tag Punch 119876
Various Ribbons
Stampin' Dimensionals 104430
 
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Technique Geek Files.  Are you a demonstrator looking for a new class to offer your customers or a customer who would love to learn new techniques, then these files are for you.  Click HERE for more info and to purchase.  

50%starterkit Starting Monday, November 15th, you can join Stampin' Up! for 50% off.  Purchase your stampin' supplies at a discount and/or have fun getting paid doing what you love, the choice is yours, I have all types of demos on my team and would love to add you!!!  Choose from two Starter Kits.  Get more info HERE.


Gift Packaging Bundle - 20% off

I needed a 3D project for my workshop tonight and thought one of our Mini Lunch Sacks would be perfect and since it is paired with the Gifted stamp set in the Gift Packaging Bundle (W116982, C120480), the guests can purchase both at 20% off.  You can see the other bundles available through this promotion HERE.

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I cut a 2 1/2 x 5 1/2 strip of Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper and adhered it to the front of the Mini Lunch Sack.  I Stamped the image from the Gifted set once in Old Olive and once in Cherry Cobbler and punched out the middle of the Cherry Cobbler image with the 2 x 1 3/8 Oval Punch, layered them on a 2 1/2 x 1 3/4 peice of Cherry Cobbler card stock and mounted themt to the Mini Lunch Sack with Stampin' Dimensionals on each side.  The Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon goes under the tag and ties near the top so the receiver can move it aside to get to the goodies inside.

I hope the gals at the workshop like it. :-)

Order your supplies anytime in my Online Store

Supplies:
Stampin' Up! Stamps
Gifted W116982, C120480
OR
Gift Packaging Bundle W#124083 $26.32
Gift Packaging Bundle C#124084 $19.92
Stampin' Up! paper
Very Vanilla card stock 101650
Cherry Cobbler card stock 119685
Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper 117159
Stampin' Up! Ink
Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink 119669
Old Olive Classic Ink 102277
Stampin' Up! Accessories
Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon 120992
2 x 1 3/8 Oval Punch 119859
Stampin' Dimensionals 104430
Mini Lunch Sacks 121031 (or purchase the Gift Packaging Bundle above)
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Bigshotathome-001 Time is running out to sign up for my Be a Big Shot at Home series of four classes,  After the last class, you will receive a $150 Shopping Spree from me to purchase whatever you want out of the catalog and you will also receive a level 1 hostess item, additional $15 in FREE mdse and three FREE SAB items!!  Click HERE to sign up today!!

Are you looking for a way to make some extra Christmas $$?  Join my team of demonstrators and start earning extra $$ today.

Technique Geek Files.  Are you a demonstrator looking for a new class to offer your customers or a customer who would love to learn new techniques, then these files are for you.  Click HERE for more info and to purchase.  

Holidaybundles Get 20% off Handmade Holiday Bundles now through December 16th.  Scroll down to see pictures of the bundles.

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More Downloads for MDS My Digital Studio

Second post for today!!

Stampin' Up! continues to offer additional downloads for the My Digital Studio Paper Crafting solution as they create new papers, embellishments and stamp brush sets.  I will post the pictures of the downloads with the item numbers and prices to make your ordering easier. 

The digital downloads must be ordered online through my website HERE and they are available for immediate download to your computer after the transaction is complete. 

You can see all the additional downloads available for purchase HERE.

Please note that you do not have to have My Digital Studio to use these downloads, they will work in other applications.    

Welcimechristmas 
Welcome Christmas Stamp brush set 123962 $3.95

Cometobethlehem 
Come to Bethlehem stamp brush set 123963 $1.95

Buttonsdeckthehalls 
Deck the Halls Buttons 123959 $2.95

Awordforyou 
A Word For You stamp brush set 123958 $3.95

Seambinding 
Seam Binding 123957 $1.95

Brightchristmas 
Bright Christmas stamp brush set 123727 $3.95

Order any of these downloads in my Online Store

Have you heard about the My Digital Studio Design Contest and have you joined the NEW Digital Community?  There are tons of projects using the Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio Program.   This is a public forum where lots of tips and tricks are given to help you use the AWESOME program.

Updating your software:

  • If you have installed the initial update (version 1.0.1), simply click Help and select Check for Updates in the My Digital Studio software. The update will be performed automatically.
  • If you have not completed the initial update, download and install version 1.0.1 first, and then complete the steps listed above to get the most recent updates

Scallop Envelope Treat Holder

Scallopenvelopenaugtyperpemintbarkfront The Scallop Envelope Bigz Die can be used for alot of things and I am using it today as a treat holder.  I cut two envelopes with my Big Shot in Real Red.  I cut a little over an inch off the bottom flap of each envelope and glued the three sides together

Here is the side view so you can see how deep it is.

ScallopenvelopenaugtyperpemintbarkI added a 2 x 3 piece of the Candy Cane Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, folded the front flap down and adhered it with my Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I made a tag with the Tags til' Christmas set (get it in a bundle for 20% off!!!) some Stampin' Write Markers and my Scallop Square Punch

As I was shopping today I found these yummy Peppermint Bark Ghirardelli Squares and my favorite Bob's Mini Candy Canes to fill them with.

Scallopenvelopenaugtyperpemintbark1I am lovin' my new camera!! I am still learning how to use it but it takes great pictures without me having to do anything, even under the fluorescent lighting in my stamp room ....... WAHOO!!  My old Kodak took OK pictures but I spent too much time setting my "studio" up all over the Scallopenvelopenaugtycandycanes house to get the right light and editing them alot to get them to look decent. 

In case you are wondering, I got a Canon Powershot SX130IS.  It will do a ton of cool things but I need to learn how to use if first!!  Thanks for lookin' today and just a little reminder that my Be a Big Shot At Home series of classes is starting this month and you only have about a week left to sign up.  Read all about how you can get a FREE $150 Shopping Spree at the end of the class run!!!

  
Supplies:
Stampin' Up! Stamps
Tags til' Christmas Bundle (see below for link to order)
Stampin' Up! paper
Whisper White card stock 100730
Real Red card stock 102482
Candy Cane Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper 120809
Stampin' Up! Ink
Real Red Stampin' Write Marker 100052
In Color Stampin' Write Markers 119801
Stampin' Up! Accessories
1 1/4 Square Punch 116861
Scallop Square Punch 119884
Big Shot 113439
Scallop Envelope Bigz Die 113462
Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive 110755

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Technique Geek Files.  Are you a demonstrator looking for a new class to offer your customers or a customer who would love to learn new techniques, then these files are for you.  Click HERE for more info and to purchase.  

Holidaybundles Get 20% off Handmade Holiday Bundles now through December 16th.  Scroll down to see pictures of the bundles.

 Barbtreesiggy


Quick and Easy Christmas Card

Are you looking to make a large number of Christmas Cards this year?  Well if you are, this card would be a good choice as it is soooo easy!

Northernflurryserenesnowflakes 

I ran the Marina Mist layer through the Big Shot and wrapped the Night of Navy Satin Ribbon around it.  I ran my Confetti White card stock through my Big Shot using the 2 1/2" circle from the Circles #2 die (you can do two or three at a time) and stamped it using the Serene Snowflakes stamp set and the Merry Christmas greeting from the Season of Joy stamp set.  Way too easy and I made 20 of them in about an hour. 

Supplies:
Stampin' Up! Stamps
Season of Joy 110384
Serene Snowflakes 115438
Stampin' Up! paper
Nght of Navy 100867
Marina Mist 119682
Confetti White 102028
Stampin' Up! Ink
Night of Navy 102977
Marina MIst 119682
Stampin' Up! Accessories
Big Shot 113439
Circles #2 die 114526
Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Folder 120902
Night of Navy Satin Ribbon 120932
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Bigshotathome-001 Time is running out to sign up for my Be a Big Shot at Home series of four classes,  After the last class, you will receive a $150 Shopping Spree from me to purchase whatever you want out of the catalog and you will also receive a level 1 hostess item, additional $15 in FREE mdse and three FREE SAB items!!  Click HERE to sign up today!!

Are you looking for a way to make some extra Christmas $$?  Join my team of demonstrators and start earning extra $$ today.


Additional MDS My Digital Studio Downloads Available

Stampin' Up! will continue to offer additional downloads for the My Digital Studio Paper Crafting solution as they create new papers, embellishments and stamp brush sets.  I will post the pictures of the downloads with the item numbers and prices to make your ordering easier. 

The digital downloads must be ordered online through my website HERE and they are available for immediate download to your computer after the transaction is complete. 

You can see all the additional downloads available for purchase HERE.

Stampin' Up! has released six NEW Digital Downloads for My Digital Studio.  Please note that you do not have to have My Digital Studio to use these downloads, they will work in other applications.    
It is important that you have the most recent version of the My Digital Studio software prior to installing the FREE color updates.
Updating your software:

  • If you have installed the initial update (version 1.0.1), simply click Help and select Check for Updates in the My Digital Studio software. The update will be performed automatically.
  • If you have not completed the initial update, download and install version 1.0.1 first, and then complete the steps listed above to get the most recent updates

Have you heard about the My Digital Studio Design Contest and have you joined the NEW Digital Community?  There are tons of projects using the Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio Program.   This is a public forum where lots of tips and tricks are given to help you use the AWESOME program.

Tagstilchristmas 
Tags til Christmas stamp brush set 123949 $5.95

Jolyjingles 
Jolly Jingles stamp brush set 123950 $7.95

Christmascheer 
Christmas Cheer Digital Kit 123956 $9.95

Mediumovalpunch 
Medium Oval Punch 123952 $.95

Decorativelabel 
Decorative label Punch 123951 $.95 

Order your supplies anytime in my Online Store

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Technique Geek Files.  Are you a demonstrator looking for a new class to offer your customers or a customer who would love to learn new techniques, then these files are for you.  Click HERE for more info and to purchase.  

Holidaybundles Get 20% off Handmade Holiday Bundles now through December 16th.  Scroll down to see pictures of the bundles. Bigshot

Be a Big Shot at Home by signing up for my series of four classes,  After the last class, you will receive a $150 Shopping Spree from me to purchase whatever you want out of the catalog and you will also receive a level 1 hostess item, additional $15 in FREE mdse and three FREE SAB items!!