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More My Digital Studio Downloads Added to my Online Store!

Here are the latest downloads available for My Digital Studio.  New downloads are released every Tuesday.  You can order these in my Online Store and have instant access to them.  You can even purchase them and use them in your FREE 30 Day Trial of the software. 

Click the picture to see the file with colors and content.  

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June 26, 2012


You can view more of the latest downloads HERE.

Don't forget that you can add regular catalog and clearance rack merchandise to your digital downloads order!!

Betsy's Blossoms and the Bitty Banners Framelits

Sale of the Week - FREE Designer Series Paper - ends tomorrow (Saturday). Get the details HERE.


Another card using Betsy's Blossoms.  Pretty straight forward stamping and the Scallop Trim Border Punch was used on the strip of Certainly Celery.

The banner hanging from the top was done with the NEW Bitty Banners Framelits and a bit of White Baker's Twine was tied around it for a little 3-D action.

The colors are Early Espresso, Certainly Celery, and Primrose Petals.

2012sskitsTomorrow is also the last day to get in on my "I Want It All Share" (click for the details) at the June price of $49.99. Sunday the price will increase to $54.99.  I also have two spots left in my Simply Scrappin' Kit Share contact me if you would like to get in on any of my shares.

Serene Silhouettes with Markers

Don't forget about my Sale of the Week - FREE Designer Series Paper - that ends Saturday. Get the details HERE.


Another one of my must have new sets is Serene Silhouettes.  I knew that I wanted to use my markers on this stamp and had remnants of another card in these colors on my desk so I got busy.

I used Marina Mist, Midnight Muse and Gumball Green Stampin' Write Markers to ink up my stamp and I think it turned out pretty good. :-)  I found a half circle scrap and added it to the top of my main image and cut a strip of scallops with the Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die to add to the bottom edge after trimming off about 1/4".

The greeting is in a set called From My Heart and I love the outline on the word "kindness".  This is another set that coordinates perfectly with our Labels Collection Framelits.

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Technique Geeks - Plaid Making!

This is one of the cards my gals made at a recent Technique Geeks Class, I call it Plaid Making.  Learn more about my Technique Geeks Class Files HERE.


We used the Sweets for the Sweet stamp set and the color combination is Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral and Pool Party. 

I love how Stampin' Up! products coordinate.  We stamped the lollipop/pinwheel stick on Whisper White and punched it out with the Extra Large Oval Punch.  We then cut out two pinwheels and layered them on the stick and mounted the oval to the middle of the Dotted Oval Frame from the Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Set.

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Bordering on Romance Embossed


Here is a card I made a few months ago that I forgot to post.  I uses the Bordering on Romance set and white embossing powder.  The images were stamped on Crumb Cake card stock using my Versamark pad and heat set with the White Emcossing Powder.  I colored the images with my Stampin' Write Markers and added a sentiment from Friendly Phrases.  The Rose Red I used as my base card coordinates perfectly with the Rose Red Seam Binding. :-)

Thanks for stopping by, the kiddos are off to tennis lessons again this morning, every day for two weeks and I thought summer was for relaxing!!  LOL


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June 2012 Control Freaks Blog Tour - In with the New!!


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

This month we are featuring products found in the Newly releasd Stampin' Up! Annual CatalogOur tour is nice and short and features some of your favorite Control Freaks Stampers. You may have just come from the fabulous 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 19th, please note that not all links may be working yet.  The tour officially begins on the 20th.

My first project uses items found in the International Bazaar Product Suite, shown on pages 96-97.  This was one of the make & take projects at my recent open house and the gals really seemed to like this one.

We stamped the peacock image in Versamark and embossed it with the Tangerine Tango Embossing Powder.  We used the new Heat Tool on this project and this tool is so quiet on the embossing setting, I thought one of the gals had it on the drying setting. :-) 

The colors we used came from the piece of International Bazaar Designer Series Paper I chose to use.  The Alhambra Jumbo Wheel was inked in Early Espresso and wheeled across the bottom of the main layer.  The greeting was also inked in Early Espresso, stamped on Lucky Limeade and cut with one of the NEW framelits in the Apothecary Accents Framelits set.  You will be seeing many more projects from me using these framelits. 

Stamps: World Treasures, Alhambra Jumbo Wheel
Paper: International Bazaar DSP, Early Espresso, Pacific Point, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Ink: Early Espresso, Versamark
Accessories: Heat Tool, Tangerine Tango Embossing Powder, Apothecary Accents Framelits
Embellishments: Daffodil Delight 1/4 Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

My second project was inspired by a gift bag I recently found in my stash that I used as a make & take about five years ago.  The small paper bag is one I found at my local hardware store in the nuts and bolts section.  Our hardware store sold them to me for 5 cents each.

I cut the bag down a bit and added pieces of card stock that were just slightly bigger than the front of the bag and added the Patio Party Designer Series Paper.  I die cut both sides of a 1" wide piece of Baja Breeze card stock with the frilly edgelit and added the ribbon down the middle.  The handle was attached to the bag with a couple of the Subtles Brads.  The three Delicate Doilies die cuts were stacked on each other and then the greeting piece stamped with images from A Fitting Occasion was added.

Here are some close-ups of the bag, you can click on them to see them larger.


Stamps: A Fitting Occasion
Paper: Patio Party Designer Series Paper, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink: Baja Breeze, Primrose Petals
Accessories: Big Shot Machine, Delicate Doilies Sizzlits L, Finishing Touches Edgelits, 1" Circle Punch, Paper Snips
Embellishments: Summer Starftuit 3/8 Stitched Satin Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Subtles Brads

That does it for me, your next stop is the always comical and super talented Jan Tinklenberg and I know you will love what she has to share.


Thanks for visiting!!!!

Betsy's Blossoms and the Blossom Punch!

When I saw this card on Corinne Somerville's blog, I knew I had to make one.  I loved how she used the big full flower image from Betsy's Blossoms, stamped it in Primrose Petals and used the Blossom Punch to punch it out. 

The Summer Starftuit Polka dot paper is from the Patio Party Designer Series Paper pack and you can get that FREE in your Starter Kit when you Join My Team of demonstrators in the month of June.

The little thank you banner is a stamp from the Itty Bitty Banners set and it is die cut with a new framelit set called Bitty Banners

2012sskitsI still have spots in my NEW CATALOG SHARES ribbon, paper, Simply Scrappin Kits (shown) and the ever popular "I Want it All" so Email Me to get a share.

More Betsy's Blossoms!

Here is another card using the Betsy's Blossoms set, I love this color combo, Raspberry Ripple, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake.


The bird was die cut with the Apothecary Accents Framelits and the little Happy Birthday Banner is die cut with the Bitty Banners Framelits and the coordinating Itty Bitty Banners stamp set.

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Layered Labels and coordinating Framelits!

One of the first stamp sets I purchased out of the new catalog was Layered Labels and since there was a coordinating set of Framelits, I had to have those too!! 


This is my second card done with this set (see the 1st card HERE) and I am happy with how it turned out.  I used a bunch of NEW items and I have them listed below.

I stamped the largest image in Early Espresso onto Crumb Cake card stock and die cut it with the Apothecary Accents Framelits.  I added the Real Red piece which is another framelit from that set, a large oval punch out and finally the word "wonderful" from Loving Thoughts cut with one of the new Bitty Banners Framelits.  The neutral colors on the card make the Real Red pop.

Layered Labels C127072 or W127070 
Loving Thoughts C125845 or W125843 
Apothecary Accents Framelits 127003 
Bitty Banners Framelits 129267 
Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 127751 

Thanks for stopping by today, be sure to check out my RETIRED STAMPS I have for sale.

Retired Stamps and Accessories for Sale-CHEAP!

I have the following Stampin' Up! merchandise for sale.  All the items are retired and are reduced from the catalog price.  I will put everything I can into a Priority envelope for a shipping charge of $5.15.  If it is a small item or will not fit in a Priority envelope, shipping will be quoted.  Do scroll down to the bottom as I have a ton of stuff listed!!!

Email me with your choices and I will send you a paypal invoice.  I can also accept credit cards.

STAMP SETS (Scroll down for Big Shot dies, Wheels, etc.)

Bella's Bloom $5

Broadsheet Accents $6

Elementary Elegance Clear or Wood $9

Fast & Fabulous $15

Fresh Vintage Clear or Wood $9

Friends Never Fade with BONUS Ornate Blossom $12

From your Teacher $8


Funky Four $8

Gnome Sweet Gnome $15

Grateful Greetings $23

Grunge Rock $12

Heard from the Heart $15

Jumble Alphabet $12

Messages For Mom $19

Notably Ornate $13

Outlined Occasions Clear or Wood $9

Oval all $10

P.S. I Love You $24

Packed For (dad, mom, birthday, baby) $5 each

Party this Way Clear or Wood $8

Pines & Ponsettias $12

Punch Pals $19

Razzle Dazzle $8

Season of Joy $17

Slice of Life $12

So Cute $6

So Happy For You $7

Sprinkled Expressions Clear or Wood $9

Sweet Cake $11

Sweet Centers $19

Sweet Summer $7

Sweetly Said $10

Take a Spin $15

Take it to Heart $19

Timeless Treasures $18

Tree Trimmings $8

Wonderfully Worn $13


Table Setting Bigz XL Die $15


Boho Friend $4

Confetti Explosion $2

Funky Forest $5

I {Love} Love Jumbo $7

Soft Holly $4

Texture Jumbo Wheel $7



Waffle paper $5

Decor Elements (Vinyl) 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of holiday images, your choice, $5 each

Email me your choice(s) and I will send you a paypal invoice.


Simply Scrappin Kit Share $26.99 (+shipping).  Includes Card Stock, Designer Series Paper and Adhesive Die Cuts from all four Simply Scrappin Kits for a total of 60 6x6 sheets.

Afternoon Daydream 
Pinwheels on Parade 
Razzleberry Splash 

Email me to purchase a share.

New Stamps - Make a Cake!

Playing with more of my new stamps, this set is called Make a Cake and it is also part of the Bonus Kit you will receive when you JOIN MY TEAM of demonstrators in June, more details on that below.

I stamped the images in Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple and Summer Starfruit.  These are a few of the colors in the Patio Party Designer Series Paper which is also included in the Bonus Kit.  Two of the pennant strips are Designer Series Paper and the third is Baja Breeze card stock and I ran that one through the Big Shot with the NEW Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

RibbonstitchedsatinThe little knot is some of the yummy Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon.  I have been cutting and packaging shares of this NEW ribbon and it is just the smoothest most fabulous ribbon I have worked with.  I am filling Round 7 of this share, you get 2 yards of each of the five NEW In Colors for only $11.49 + $2 if you need it shipped.  EMAIL me to get your share.

I used one of my square punches to create the end of the pennants. and the 2" circle from the Circles #2 Bigz Die creates the layer for the main image.  This is one of the cards the gals will be making at my Open House tomorrow.

You can Join my Team right now and receive the stamp set, DSP and Digital Content CD FREE!!  Download US_Custom_Kit print the form, fill it out (speeds up the sign up process) and sign up online today.

Join the Fun Today!!


I still have spaces available in my "I Want it All" product share, the price in June is $49.99 (add 5.15 if not a local pick up)  You will receive all the NEW Designer Series Papers, NEW Embellishments and all the NEW Ribbon.  Send me an EMAIL to take a share.

Check my PRODUCT SHARE page for the details on all the shares I am currently offering!

New Stamps - World Treasures!

Quick post today, alot going on with the kiddos, Summer is wonderful!!!!


World Treasures is a set I received FREE on the Disney Incentive trip last month.  This gorgeous card by Catherine was done with Markers in Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Pont and Lucky Limeade.

Notice the NEW Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on the bottom section, this is just one of three NEW folders in the catalog.

Are you on my mailing list?  If not, join HERE to get 20% FREE with your orders this week.  I am offering weekly specials for my newsletter subscribers each week in June.  Sign Up to get all the Details!!

Betsy's Blossoms and Ribbon Shares

Betsy's Blossoms is one of my favorite sets in the NEW Catalog.  If you don't have your copy of the NEW catalog yet, I can get one to you ASAP, all I ask is that you pay the postage.

RibbonstitchedsatinGet 2 yards of all the NEW 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon for only $11.49 (Please add $2 if not a local pick-up) EMAIL ME to reserve your spot.





This was my swap card for our co-op group and I had so much fun making it.  I used our FABULOUS new style of ink pads and the coverage on the bold stamps in this set was way beyond my expectations.  I chose the colors with the help of my NEW 2012-2014 In Color Cards.  They are Marina Mist, Midnight Muse and Gumball Green.

The super cute Polka Dot Designer Series Paper is from a Christmas package called Be of Good Cheer and you can get a sampling of all the Designer Series Papers by purchasing a share HERE.

Other supplies used on this card:  Midnight Muse 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die, Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Small Oval Punch and the Basic Pearls.


Check out my New Catalog Product Shares and reserve your spot today!

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Have your Cake and Eat it too!

During June, when you sign up as a new demonstrator, not only will you get to choose the products in your fully customizable Starter Kit, you will also get products from the brand-new Patio Party Suite for FREE, including the Make a Cake Set, Patio Party Designer Series Paper, and the Patio Party Digital Collection DVD! That's nearly $175 in products for only $99!




Retail Value



Make a Cake Set (wood-mount)*




Make a Cake Set (clear-mount)*




Patio Party Designer Series Paper




Patio Party Digital Collection DVD


*Choose wood- or clear-mount; clear-mount set does not include clear blocks

You can Join my Team right now!!  Download US_Custom_Kit print the form, fill it out (speeds up the sign up process) and sign up online.

Join the Fun Today!!


I still have a few spaces available in my "I Want it All" product share, the price in June is $49.99 (add 5.15 if not a local pick up)  You will receive all the NEW Designer Series Papers, NEW Embellishments and all the NEW Ribbon.  Send me an EMAIL to take a share.

Check my PRODUCT SHARE page for the details on all the shares I am currently offering!

Place your NEW Catalog orders today!!!!

Catalog2012Starting today at noon, you can place your orders from the NEW 2012-2013 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog.  BARB'S ONLINE STORE

You can view it via a very large .pdf file HERE.

We have a new style of ink pad that is just beyond FABULOUS!!  All ink pads are now in this new style so try them out by ordering the NEW In Color Card Stock & Pad Kit, #126835.


They are designed for a light hand so when pressing your stamp into these new pads, a light tap, tap, tap is all you need for unbelievable coverage.

UPCOMING EVENT: My New Catalog Open House and Retirement Sale is Saturday, June 9th.  I am running an AWESOME special for it!! 

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Check out my New Catalog Product Shares and reserve your spot today!

Join the In Color Club and get all the NEW In color Products.