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October 2011

Gently Falling Fancy Fold

This was one of the projects that my club gals made in September.  We used the Gently Falling set and I had all the line art images on Block F and that made the stamping go quickly.


It is a horizontal step card and the Simply Scored Tool made it a breeze!!

Here is a close up of the acorn accent:


We tied the Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon and a piece of the Spice Cake Fabric together and attached the cut out acorn to the knot with a glue dot.  Added a bit of Linen thread and attached the little embellishment to the card with a Mini Clothespin.  The Mini clothespins are only $2.95 for a pack of 24, what a bargain!!

I held my Halloween Village of Cuteness and Technique Geek classes yesterday, so I will have some pics of the villages this week.

Place your orders in my Online Store!!


Things to Remember:

**Join my team in October and get a FREE Big Shot or $100 in merchandise!
**Buy two Simply Sent Card Kits in October and get a FREE stamp set, click HERE for details.
**Round 3 of  my Be a Big Shot Classes start in November, get a $150 shopping spree when you complete the classes.
**My 12 Weeks of Christmas Ideas have started, be sure you are on my newsletter list to receive all the fabulous ideas! 

Two Tags Gift Card Wrapper

Here is a fun Gift Card Wrapper made from the Two Tags Bigz Die for the Big Shot Machine.  Did you know that you can get a FREE Big Shot Machine just by joining my team of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators in October?  Find out more HERE.

Gftgivershalloweenin I started with a piece of Basic Black card stock that measures 6 1/2 x 4 1/2.  I used my Simply Scored Tool to score it at 1 3/4 and 4 3/4 and fold it together.

The paper on the front is from the Pick Your Poison Designer Series Paper in the Holiday Mini Catalog and the stamped image is from the Gift Givers set also in the Holiday Mini.

The tag is created by the Two Tags Bigz Die and my Big Shot Machine.  and I added the Basic Gray Satin and Basic Black 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon as a pull tab. Get your Ribbon Shares here.

This was a super simple project to make and it just might be included in my next Round of Be a Big Shot At Home series of classes.  I am taking sign ups for Round 3 which starts in November.  Sign up for the four classes and get a FREE $150 shopping spree in March.  Get all the details HERE.

I am working on a Christmas version of this gift card wrapper as well so stay tuned for that.

Giftgivershalloween Get the supplies to create this fun Halloween treat in my Online Store

Replace the gift card with a flat treat like a mini Hershery's Chocolate Bar or a Heath Bar for a yummy treat for the kiddos.

My Digital Studio Updates--Available Today!

We have several My Digital Studio updates available beginning today . . . just in time for the holidays!

New Print Products & Discounted Bulk Pricing
The My Digital Studio software update is available today, giving you more print products and discounted bulk pricing.

New Print Products & Software Updates

With the newest software update, you’ll also see more functionality, including the ability to create customizable calendars, as well as more print options (a board book, different paper options, and more). 

You can explore our print products, including the newest additions here or download a PDF with all of our print pricing, including bulk pricing for US

Bulk Pricing

We now have discounts—up to 25 percent—on select print products when you order in bulk. And the bulk pricing is here to stay. Even better, demonstrators get a discount on top of the bulk discount for extreme savings. (Not a demonstrator? You might want to think about joining me!)

Run an update for your software by clicking Help and then Check for Updates, or manually update with the file in the Resources section here.

Find out more about the print products offered on


New Holiday Hostess Option
The hostess-only Savor the Season Ensemble Content CD is available beginning today! 

Get the exclusive hostess-only Savor the Season Ensemble Content CD (127752, $16.00) with your hostess dollars. Available October 3-December 31, 2011. It's perfect for making holiday projects and gifts! Content includes: 36-piece stamp brush set, 10 Designer Series Paper patterns, 8 embellishments, 4 punches, 3 designer templates (2 greeting cards and 1 postcard), 20 decor template pages (use it to make paper gift bows, banners, mini boxes, treat labels and more.)

Download the flyer today

Order your My Digital Studio program or additional downloads in my Online Store.

Create a Halloween House!

Designahouse Did you see the Design a House on the Clearance Rack, the price is a mere $2.39!!  You can decorate it any way you wish.  I made one last year for Halloween and was tickled to see it again when my kiddos brought the Halloween box out.  They had a blast doing the decorating this year.



I put a couple of battery powered tealights inside to make it glow in the dark.  I used the Bitty Bat Punch when I made mine and now it is on the Clearance Rack as well for only $6.99, what a bargain!!!

I covered the white chipboard pieces with Basic Black card stock and added Vellum Card Stock Windows that I stamped with the Wicked Cool set...too much fun!!!!  You can also paint the house pieces prior to assembly and that would be alot quicker.:-)  Here are a few more samples.

Halloweenhouse Houseblue  

■ Charming and versatile holiday décor item
■ Create a Christmas village, gingerbread house, haunted house, or Build-a-Bear Workshop® Playhouse
■ Finished house size approximately 6-1/4” x 6” x 5”
■ Embellish as much or as little as you like
■ Comes White


Things to Remember:

**Join my team in October and get a FREE Big Shot or $100 in merchandise!
**Buy two Simply Sent Card Kits in October and get a FREE stamp set, click HERE for details.
**Round 3 of  my Be a Big Shot Classes start in November, get a $150 shopping spree when you complete the classes.
**My 12 Weeks of Christmas Ideas have started, be sure you are on my newsletter list to receive all the fabulous ideas!
**Stampin' Up! Fabric Swatch Books for sale Details can be found here

Refills available for the Distressing Kit Spots

Vintage Stampin' Ink refills for the ink spots included with the Distressing Essentials kit are now available, here are the item numbers.

  • 125731 Tea Stain Vintage Stampin' Ink refill $4.95
  • 125732 Charcoal Vintage Stampin' Ink refill $4.95 
  • 125733 Mahogany Vintage Stampin' Ink refill $4.95
  • 125734 Navy Blue Vintage Stampin' Ink refill $4.95

Order them in my Online Store!

Here is a reminder of how to re-ink with the Vintage Stampin' Ink refills

Re-inking a Vintage Ink Spot is different than re-inking a Classic Stampin' Pad or Spot. To create a distressed, aged appearance, a Vintage Ink Spot should be drier than a Classic Stampin' Pad. When it's too dry--that is, the ink applies more lightly than you like on your projects--you should re-ink the Spot. To re-ink your Vintage Ink Spot, do the following: 

  1. Using the eyedropper in the Vintage Ink Refill, apply ink one drop at a time in equal, thin stripes on the pad. Do not saturate the pad; it needs to be drier than a Classic Stampin' Pad. Let the ink settle into the pad for a few minutes before continuing. 
  2. Using the edge of a credit card, drag the ink diagonally across the pad from corner to corner. This will ensure that the ink is heavier in some places than others, which is necessary to create a distressed appearance.
  3. Blot lightly with a paper towel to remove excess ink.

Get a FREE Big Shot and more!!

Now through the end of October, when you join my team of demonstrators, you will receive a FREE Big Shot Machine or $100 in your favorite Stampin' Up! products!!

Have you ever thought of becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?  If so, now is the chance of a lifetime.  If you have any questions, please call me at 307-752-3037 and I will be happy to help you decide which Starter Kit would be the best fit for you.

Check out the Starter Kit contents HERE.


Bonus from Barb:  Join my team by October 10th and you will get a FREE pass to my Be a Big Shot at Home series of classes that starts in November, includes projects only.

Another Bonus:  When you receive your first promotion, I will give you a goodie bag filled with Stampin' Up! logo merchandise, card samples and other fun stuff!! 

Click HERE to join my team today!!