Holiday Catalog 2012

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year to you!!! We have a rubber stamp for that, it is called New Years and it is only available through tomorrow with the rest of the Single Stamps so get yours today.  I made a bottle tag with my stamp using some Silver Embossing powder.

HappynewyearsilverbottleTomorrow is the last day to order from the Holiday Catalog.  There are a few items that will be carried over so check out this carryover list and get what you need!!

SpringsharepackageSpring Catalog Shares, get on my list to be the first to see and feel these AWESOME products!!!  See it all HERE.

Sealed with Love Simply Sent

From January 3rd - 21st, 2013, you can get the Sealed with Love Simply Sent kit FREE when you purchase the My Little Valentine stamp set for $9.95 - details HERE.

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Have you seen this adorable kit on page 35 of the Holiday Catalog?  It is called the Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit and is available through February 14th, 2013 for only $7.95. 

This kit makes ten acid-free 4 3/4 x 3 7/16 Love Notes and includes:
10 notecards: 5 ea. of 2 designs; 3-3/8" x 4-9/16"
10 double-sided envelopes: 4-3/4" x 3-7/16"
20 printed paper buttons
10 pieces Whisper White/Real Red Baker's Twine: ea. 10" (color exclusive to this kit).
24 Stampin' Dimensionals.
Note: The US Postal Service cannot process or deliver.
Colors used - Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Real Red, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White.

SealedwloveflowerI added a little detail to the front of the envelope using the 1-1/4 Scallop Punch to make the 3D flower.  I punched five scallops from Pool Party card stock, poked a hole through all five and secured them together with a brad.  I spritzed them with water to make them more pliable, formed them into the 3D flower and let dry. After it was dry, I added a bit of sparkle by rubbing some Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details on the dried flower with my finger.  The flower and leaf sprig from the Bird Builder Punch were glued to a Calypso Coral Decorative Label punchout and my sentiment from Fabulous Phrases (Clear #120501 or Wood #117002)was added in Real Red ink.

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These notes are the perfect size to tuck in a lunchbox, back pack or briefcase.  Order your Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit today in my Online Store.

Barb's Reminders:
*Shop the Clearance Rack for bargains up to 80% off!
*Get the Talking Tag and make your greeting cards and scrapbook pages interactive.
*Holiday Bundles only available through January 2nd!
*Shop the Holiday Catalog through January 2nd
*Follow Me on Pinterest
*Check out the latest downloads for My Digital Studio, these can now be added to Customer and Workshop orders!
*Single Stamps only available through January 2nd!

Bold Snowflake - Quick & Easy Gift Tags

This was one of the projects from my December Card Buffet, I added a few fun holiday items to the buffet this month.  My next one is Janaury 3rd and 4th, come join us!!


This is a package tag and it can be created to coordinate with ANY wrapping paper.  We used the Bold Snowflake Single Stamp with Pacific Point ink and Whisper White card stock.

The Bold Snowflake Single Stamp is only available through January 2nd so don't delay, order yours today.  You can punch it out with the Blossom Punch!

TwotagsbuffetpacificThe tag was created with the Two Tags Bigz Die.  The snowflake is attached to the front of the tag with Stampin' Dimensionals so it won't interfere with the closure tab.  We added a small flower from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack and the flower middle is one of the Googlies Googly Eyes colored with a Silver Sharpie from the Holiday Catalog.

I attached a piece of Whisper White punched with the Decorative Label and wrote the "to" and "from" with the Pacific Point Stampin' Write Marker.  This marker is on the Clearance Rack for only 99 cents, yep, only 99 cents!! 


Thanks for stopping by and you can order your Stampin' Up! Supplies in my Online Store anytime.


TalkingtagHave you heard the news, the Talking Tag is way too much fun!!  If you have a smartphone, you can attach the Talking Tag Stickers to your greeting cards, note cards, you can even add one to a cold lunch!!  The receiver scans the tag to hear your recorded message.  Click HERE for more details and a Video.



The Holiday Catalog is coming to an end, be sure to get all those fun goodies before they are gone!  There are a few items that will carry over and you can view them on page 36 of the Spring Catalog or Click HERE to see the items Online.


Christmas Nuggets!

Fun little treat for a co-worker, paper boy, hairdresser, UPS driver, waiter/waitress, teachers, the list goes on and on and when the gift is this easy, you can give one to everyonoe!  I posted my Autumn version HERE.  


I wrapped each nugget with a 1 x 3" piece of the Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Slid four of them into a small cello bag (retired last year).  Back them with a piece of card stock that measures 3 x 5" and score/fold it at 1 3/8" with the Simply Scored Tool.

Order the supplies to make these in my ONLINE STORE today!

Stamps: More Merry Messages, Merry Minis
Paper: Real Red, Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Real Red, Early Espresso
Accessories: Modern Label Punch, Merry Minis Punch Pack

Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt!

What a fun product, The Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt are sooo cute.  Here I paired it with some of the Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper.


My tree "branch" is actually one of the fancy flourish stamps in the Flowering Flourishes stamp set (Clear #126367 or Wood #126365).  My Greeting is from the More Merry Messages stamp set (Clear #126402 or Wood #126400)

Order your goodies from the Holiday Catalog in my Online Store and when your order reaches $50, you will earn a Barb's Bonus Buck, collect 10 and I will buy you the stamp set of your choice!

You can get the Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt pieces alone or as part of the Petite Treats Bundle which includes the felt pieces, a full roll of the Gumball Green Satin Stitched Ribbon and our Glassine Bags.

SUNDAY is the last day you can Join My Team and receive a FREE set of ink pads with your Starter Kit.  Contact me today with any questions you may have.

Fancy Favor Santa Box

Here is another project my club gals made last month. I have seen the Santa card all over but I needed a box so I created this.


The Fancy Favor Bigz XL Die was used to create the box shape and then we ran a 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 piece of Shimmery White card stock through the die again placing it along the fancy edge.  Stamped the greeting from Just Believe (clear #120453 OR Wood #116948).

A 1/4 strip of Basic Black card stock was threaded through one of the Designer Ribbon Slides for the belt and I added two Googlie Eyes for the buttons.  I colored the Googlie Eyes with a sharpie marker.  I used them because I wanted a larger button on Santa's suit. :-)



You can order all the supplies to make this adorable box yourself in my ONLINE STORE and while you are there, don't forget about the new bundles and ornament kit we are offering.

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Ornament Kit                Petite Treats Bundle     Trimming & Tags Bundle

You still have a few days to join my team and receive a FREE set of ink pads in your kit, JOIN MY TEAM TODAY!

Make a Mitten in Primrose

This is one of the projects my club gals made this month. We used the Make a Mitten stamp set (Clear #127943 or Wood #127940) and coordinating Mitten Builder Punch from the Holiday Catalog.

I actually CASE'd the card from the Holiday Catalog on page 11 but I changed the colors and placement of the mittens.


The sentiment is from Greetings of the Season (Clear #128033 or Wood #128030) and we stamped it in Gumball Green on a 1" strip of Very Vanilla.

BARB'S TIP: To create the notched ends of your pennants, simply hold your paper strip vertically and snip up the middle about 1/2 - 3/4".  Then snip to the top of the cut from each corner.  Easy Peasy and perfect every time!

Holiday Packaging Bundles - Save 20%

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Order them in my Online Store and get a jump on your Holiday Packaging.

Stamps - Make a Mitten, Greetings of the Season
Paper - Very Vanilla, Gumball Green, Primrose Petals
Ink - Primrose Petals, Cherry Cobbler Pad and Marker, Gumball Green Pad and Marker
Accessories - Big Shot Machine, Argyle Embossing Folder, Mitten Builder Punch, Paper Snips
Embellishments - Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine  

Gingerbread Man Peekaboo Box

This is one of the projects that was included in the first packet my Be a Big Shot at Home Girls received this month. You still have a few days to join us!!  It is a 2-4-6-8 box and I filled mine with small candy bars.


They all received the pre-cut, scored, and die cut pieces to create this box at home when it is convenient for them. 

This is an 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of card stock, scored at 2, 4, 6, and 8 on the long side and 2 on the short side.

The lid measures 3 1/16 square and was scored at 1/2" on all sides.

I used the Holiday Collection Framelits to cut the Gingerbread Man out of the Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper and card stock

Check out all the GREAT deals during the Online Extravaganza!

Did you know that you can choose the Online Extravaganza items for your Starter Kit right now?  You can and that means that you will get more bang for your buck when you join my team by Wednesday.  In addition to the FREE set of ink pads you will receive in your Starter Kit, you can also add any of the items that are on sale.  What a terrific deal!!  Please contact me with any questions you may have or if you just want to jump right in, click HERE to join me right now!!

Fun Fall Nuggets!

I have a love affair with Hershey's Nuggets, expecially the ones with almonds and toffee pieces in them. I had a huge bag of them in my stash and I remembered that Dawn had made some really cute treats with them last year


I wrapped each nugget with a 1 x 3" piece of the Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper.  Slid four of them into a small cello bag (retired last year) and backed them with a piece of card stock that measures 3 x 5" and was scored at 1 3/8" on the Simply Scored Tool.

I added a greeting from Fabulous Phrases and the apple and pear images from the Perfectly Preserved set (Clear #126692 or Wood #126690).

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Place your orders in my Online Store and remember the Online Extravaganza is still going on.  Discounts up to 50% are offered on Stamp Sets, Big Shot Dies, Punches, Ribbon, Brads, Rhinestones, Glue Sticks and more.  Check it all out HERE.


There is alot going on this month:
FREE set of ink pads if you join my team or host a party with sales of $450, contact me for more details.
Texture Boutique Embossing Machine available - Purchase it alone or as part of a bundle.
Talking Tag - labels that can talk with your Smartphone
The Online Extravaganza starts Monday - make your wishlist, get all the DETAILS HERE!
MDS2 Discs coming November 29th...WOO HOO!!!
You can now order MDS2 software and downloads on workshop or customer orders

November 2012 Control Freaks Blog Tour - Christmas Creations


Welcome to the November 2012 Tour de Freaks Blog Hop! We are so excited to have you join us today.

This month we are showing off some of our Christmas Creations Our tour is nice and short and features some of your favorite Control Freaks Stampers. You may have just come from my good friend Dawn Olchefske's Blog, you may be one of my blog stalkers or you may have just stumbled here…however you got here, you’ll be very glad you did!  Be sure to take the whole tour!  Note:  If you are arriving here on the 20th, please note that not all links may be working yet.  The tour officially begins this month on the 21st.

Let's start out with a little something for eating. :-)  I used the Petite Pocket Bigz XL Die that is 30% off right now during the Online Extravaganza.


The pocket goes together quickly and I added a belly band using one of the tags included in the Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags Pack.  You get 25 tags for only $3.95, what a great deal!  I stamped my greeting in Primrose Petals with one of the stamps in the More Merry Messages set which is also on sale right now for 25% off!

Wrap it with some of our adorable Sweater Trim, slip a Gift Card in with your yummy treat and you have created the perfect gift.

Stamps - More Merry Messages
Ink - Primrose Petals, Illuminate Glimmer pad
Paper - Real Red, Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags
Accessories: Big Shot Machine, Petite Pocket Die, Whisper White Sweater Trim

Next up is a Christmas Card from my recent Christmas Card Class.  We used the gorgeous Watercolor Winter stamp set and our colors are Certainly Celery, Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler and Riding Hood Red.

WatercolorwinteroctoberchristmasThe images were stamped around the sentiment from Greetings of the Season and we added a punched strip of Gumball Green to the left edge using the Scallop Trim Border Punch.  The bottom edge of the main card base was embossed with one of the Delicate Designs Folders and the Big Shot and the Cherry Cobbler Scallop Dots Ribbon brings it all together.

WatercolorwinteroctoberchristmascloseA close up on the middle of the Pointsettia shows a bit of the Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details.  This glitter adhesive is so easy to use and inexpensive too, I love it!

Stamps - Greeting for all Seasons, Watercolor Winter
Ink - Certainly Celery, Gumball Green, Riding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Very Vanilla
Accessories - Scallop Triim Border Punch, Cherry Cobbler Scalloped Dots Ribbon, Delicate Designs Embossing Folders, Big Shot Machine, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details

My final project is a money holder.  I have been making these every year for so long, I could do them in my sleep.  They are really simple.
Candlelightchristmas$holder1I cut a 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 piece of card stock and score it at 3 1/8 and 6 1/2.  Fold it up, cut the shortest flap on the diagonal and add the adhesive to the widest edge.  Soooo easy.

The Candlelight Christmas Designer Series Paper on the front is cut to 2 7/8 x 6 1/4 and the greeting is from Tags til' Christmas.

Stamps - Tags til' Chrismtas
Ink - Real Red, Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade Stampin' Write Markers
Paper - Real Red, Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla, Candlelight Christmas Designer Series Paper
Accessories - Scallop Square Punch, Scallop Squares Duo Die, Big Shot Machine, Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon, Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Stampin' Trimmer


That does it for me, your next stop is the blog of my friend LeeAnn Greff and I know you will love what she has to share.


Thanks for visiting!!!!

Gently Falling with Dazzling Watercolor

I held my monthly Technique Geeks Class on Saturday and one of the techniques we learned this week was the Dazzling Watercolor.  I chose the Gently Falling set (Clear #123804 or Wood #123802) for this card. 


I chose some wonderful Fall colors for my card.  More Mustard, Soft Suede and Cajun Craze.  My Designer Brushed Bronze Button accent is threaded with a small piece of Crumb Cake Tulle.

Here is a close-up of the glittery leaf, it is so sparkly in real life, everyone loved it.  You can click on it to see it larger.


Stamps - Gently Falling
Paper - Soft Suede, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
Ink - More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Versamark
Accessories - Big Shot Machine, Vintage Wallpaper TIEF, Windows Frames Framelits, 2 1/2 Circle Punch, Paper Snips, Blender Pen, Clear Block, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy
Embellishments - Dazzling Details, Black Embossing Powder Designer Brushed Bronze Buttons, Crumb Cake Tulle, Festive Piercing Pack, Piercing Mat, Piercing Tool.

Shop the Online Extravaganza in my Online Store for some incredible prices of your favorite products.  You will find the Basic Rhinestones, Shaker frames, 1" Square PUnch, Anywhere Glue Sticks and the Tabletop Cutter, all 30% off.  That's not all, click to  Download Online_Extravaganza to see everything on sale!

Coming tomorrow, the Control Freaks Blog Tour!!

Another Triple Time Wonderfall

I posted THIS CARD last month from my club parties.  I loved it so much, I had to make another but this time with different colors. :-)

I used the Wonderfall stamp (Clear #128087 or Wood #128084) along with the sentiment set called Made For You (Clear #126342 or Wood #126340).  My colors are Perfect Plum, Cajun Craze and Always Artichoke, I found the combo on the Color Coach of course!!

Did you notice my CAJUN CRAZE RIBBON?!  Isn't it gorgeous?!  I created it by taking some of our Whisper White Organza Ribbon and dyeing it with some drops of water and my Cajun Craze Ink Refill. 

BARB'S TIP: - Dyeing Ribbon - I use a ziplock sandwich bag and add 20 drops of water and 10 drops of ink.  Place a 16" piece of the Organdy Ribbon into the baggie and close it.  Mush it around in the ink until it is covered completely.  Carefully remove the ribbon from the bag with some tweezers and lay it on a paper towel to dry.  That is it, it is really that simple to create gorgeous ribbon in any color!!

The NEW Stampin' Trimmer is here, the NEW Stampin' Trimmer is here!!  Get yours in my Online Store or email your order to me.  This trimmer is the bomb baby.  It cuts precisely and scores too!!

Snowman Tealight Pins!!

How cute are these!!!  I participated in a local craft bazaar this past weekend and this is one of the items I sold!  I had a big bag of battery operated tealights in my stash and when I saw the little gems on Becky Roberts blog, I knew I had to make some.

Here are the directions and supply list:

*Small circle punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (put punch as far as it will go into a piece of Whisper White).
*1 3/8 Circle Punch (center over the small cirlce and punch to create a donut)
*Extra Large Oval Punch (cut in half for hat).
*Large Oval Punch (insert about half way and punch, insert over the same spot and move it up about 1/4" for the hat brim).
*1 3/4 Scallop Circle Punch (use the small circle punch again and punch a hold in this piece for the on/off switch on the back).
*Keep the small circle you punched from the Scallop for the ball on the hat.
*Glue hat pieces together and run through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice TIEF.
*Color Basic Pearls with a Black Sharpie and carefully place on the white donut to create the eyes and mouth.
*Add adhesvie to the back of the donut piece and gently wiggle it over the "nose" and secure in place.
*Adhere the hat to the top of the face.
*Apply the Scallop Circle to the back taking care to place the punched out circle over the on/off switch
*Tie coordinating Sweater Trim (Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler or Whisper White) around the base of the tealight.
BARB'S TIP: Hot glue a pin to the back or add Baker's Twine to the top of the hat to create a tree ornament.

Gift packaging:
*Add to a cello bag and cover with a coordinating piece of card stock cut with the Window Framelits Collection, staple closed
*Stamp greeting from the Tags til Christmas set (Wood #120847 or Clear #121169) and punch out with the 1 1/4 Circle Punch.
*Layer this onto a 1 3/8 Circle and onto the front of the package to cover the staple.


 These were pretty hot sellers and I had to take orders for more!!!________________________________________________________________

2012holidayprinterstrayHow would you like to display this AWESOME piece of holiday art in your home this season.  You Can!!!  I have a couple of kits and three completed frames (papers may differ slightly) available.  Specify kit or complete in the subject line with your paypal payment.   

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Join my mailing list to receive my 12 Weeks of Christmas Ideas! 


For a limited time, get your favorite single stamps from three sets.  SEE THEM HERE!


*Be a Big Shot at Home Series of Classes starts this week.  I mail you the pieces to complete the projects and you make them at your conveninece.  You will also receive a gift certificate in the amount of $150 after the last class to purchase any items from the current catalogs. Click HERE for the details.
*More Single Stamps have been added to the list, get yours today!!
*Purchase a Holiday Scrapbook Kit To Go - everything you need to create a wonderful holiday scrapbook!
*Get a FREE set of our Brand NEW Ink Pads when you host a $450 party, place a $450 order online or join my team of demonstrators..
*New Fancy Friends Project Kit - indcludes stamps, paper, punched pieces and bling!!!
*The NEW Paper Trimmer is available, read about all the great features HERE.
*Get 50 weeks of Christmas Ideas for only $14.95 when you purchase my 4 Years of 12 Weeks on DVD.

DVD $14.95 including shipping

Winter Memories - Ice Skates


Here's a card using the Winter Memories set (Clear #127937 or Wood #127934) from the Holiday Catalog.  I received it in a swap from Pam Findlay.  Great cutting Pam!!

She used the Northern Flurry TIEF on the background, I love those snowflakes.


*Be a Big Shot at Home Series of Classes starts next week.  I mail you the pieces to complete the projects and you make them at your conveninece.  You will also receive a gift certificate in the amount of $150 after the last class to purchase any items from the current catalogs. Click HERE for the details.
*More Single Stamps have been added to the list, get yours today!!
*Purchase a Holiday Scrapbook Kit To Go - everything you need to create a wonderful holiday scrapbook!
*Get a FREE set of our Brand NEW Ink Pads when you host a $450 party, place a $450 order online or join my team of demonstrators..
*New Fancy Friends Project Kit - indcludes stamps, paper, punched pieces and bling!!!
*The NEW Paper Trimmer is available, read about all the great features HERE.
*Get 50 weeks of Christmas Ideas for only $14.95 when you purchase my 4 Years of 12 Weeks on DVD.

DVD $14.95 including shipping

Pierced Ornament

This card was from my September Christmas Card class, thanks to Julie Davison for the swap card to case. :-)

We stamped the ornament from the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set (Clear #128051 or Wood #128048) in Gumball Green and cut it out with the Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies.  We ran the strip of Gumball Green Core'dinatinos card stock through the Big Shot with the Argyle TIEF and sanded it to reveal the lighter green core.

We added the ornament to the front of the card and pierced around it with the Festive Paper-Piercing Pack and added a bit of Red Glimmer Paper to the Center and then a Basic Rhinestone Jewel for more bling!

The greeting comes from a set that is new the Annual Catalog called More Merry Messages (Clear #126401 or Wood #126400) and we stamped it in Early Espresso.

You can get a FREE set of Ink Pads when you host a party with at least $450 in sales through December 16th.  Contact me to schedule your date or to hold a catalog party!!