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January 2013

A Whale of a Baby Card

I needed a baby card and thought this little guy would make an adorable one. I started with our Note Cards & Envelopes and the Oh,Whale stamp set (order it in Clear #129132 or Wood #129129).

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I created the "waves" at the bottom of the card with a pattern in the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper Pack you can get FREE during Sale-a-bration with a $50 order.  I ran strips of the paper through the Big Shot Machine wth the Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die uisng the large scallop border. I also attached a strip of the same pattern to the envelope flap.

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The whale and his water spout were stamped in Versamark and heat set with the Pool Party Embossing Powder.  The whale was cut out with the Happy Whale Clearlits Die.

PoolpartywhalecloseThe greeting is from the Itty Bitty Banners set and you can get this set FREE with a $50 order placed with  me during Sale-a-bration.  I stamped it in Pool Party and cut it out with the Bitty Banners Framelits set.  I attached it with some Stampin' Dimensionals and tied a tiny bow with our Pool party Baker's Twine.

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Supplies:
Stamps: Oh, Whale, Itty Bitty Banners (FREE with a $50 order)
Paper: Notecards & Envelopes, Pool Party & Whisper White card stock, Sycamore Street DSP
Ink: Versamark, Pool Party
Accessories: Big Shot Machine, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die, Bitty Banners Framelits, Heat Tool
Embellishments: Pool Party Baker's Twine, Rhinestone Jewels

SabjoinJoin my team during Sale-a-bration and receive an extra 25% in merchandise in your Starter Kit.  That's $156.50 in merchandise for only $99!  I welcome all types of demonstrators to my team, please let me know if you have questions and I am happy to answer them.


$1 Digital Content Discs on the Clearance Rack!

That's right, Digital Content Discs for My Digital Studio are only One Dollar!!

From now until February 12 (or while supplies last) you can get your hands on any of these content discs for just $1. That's not a typo--they're just one buck. So indulge--it won't break the bank.

You can get them in my Online Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com  

Discs
 
Avant-Garde Collection DVD (item 125841) 
Cheerful Treats Digital Content CD (item 124237)
Express Booster Pack DVD (item 124889)
His & Hers Collection DVD (item 125842)
October, December, Whenever Collection DVD (item 124485)
Simple Snapshots Content CD (item 127185)
Sweet Retreat Collection DVD (item 125840)

Click HERE to see them in my Online Store are read about the content of each disc.

Since the discs are on the Clearance Rack, they must be purchased via online order. Go get yours today.


VIDEO - Happy Hello Sale-a-bration Box

I posted this box a few days ago using the Happy Hello Simply Sent Kit you can earn FREE during Sale-a-bration.  I have received a number of requests to create a video for it and I am happy to oblige.  Here is a Barbstamps Video showing you how easily this is done.

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Movie_film_camera1a VIDEO - Happy Hello Sale-a-bration Box (Can't view it in your reader, Click HERE to view it online)

In this video, I show how you can quickly create a super cute box.  Get your Simply Scored Tool and follow along with me.

You can place your orders in my Online Store and for every $50 you purchase, I will give you a Barb's Bonus Buck, redeem them for FREE stamps!  I will also send you a Green Card as a thank you (a Green Card is a reuseable greeting that I won't sign)

Supplies:
#130149 Happy Hello Simply Sent Kit (free w/any $50 order placed with me during Sale-a-bration)
#122334 Simply Scored Tool
#104294 Sticky Strip
#103579 Paper Snips 

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Have you gotten your Best of Birthdays set yet? Stampin' Up! will release a different "Best of" stamp set each month in 2013 and if you purchase six of the "Best of" stamp sets, you will earn a FREE $14.95 set of your choice, click HERE for the details.

 

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Sunshine Garden Card Kit - I have a few of these left.  Each kit creates these five cards with envelopes. $10.95 including shipping.


My Digital Studio Valentine Kisses

I saw something similar to this on Pinterest and knew I could create these little labels in My Digital Studio.  I opened the program, imported a 1 1/4" circle, resized it to 3/4", copied and pasted and filled them with Valentine colors.  I imported a bunch of Valentine themed stamps (hearts and words), colored and resized them to fit in the 3/4" circles I had created. 

You can try My Digital Studio FREE for 30 daysClick HERE to go to my Online Store to order it.  It won't cost you anything and you can play around with the program for 30 days before you decide if you want to invest in it.

Here is a snapshot of my screen before I sent them to the printer.

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I sent the sheet of labels to my home printer and printed it on a full label sheet.  I punched them out with my 3/4" Circle Punch and stuck them to the bottoms of the Hershey's Kisses.  Aren't they adorable!!

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I filled my heart shaped candy dish with these little gems so if you stop by, you are welcome to have some!

Order your 3/4" Circle Punch in my ONLINE STORE.

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GreencardPlace your orders in my ONLINE STORE and receive your Green Card from me.  I mail a card to everyone who places online orders with me. Green doesn't mean the color of the card, it means you can reuse it!


Chalkboard Technique with Amazing Family

We made this card using the Chalkboard Technique at my Technique Geeks Class in January. I hold this class on the 2nd Saturday of each month. If you are in the Sheridan, Wyoming area and would like to attend in February, let me know.

AmazingfamilychalkboardWe used the Amazing Family stamp set (Order it in Clear #129192 or Wood 129189) and the Hearts a Flutter stamp set/framelits bundle (Order it in Clear 131097 or Wood 131098). 

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We had alot of fun decorating the pennants, we used the 5/8" Flower Trim, the Designer Builder Brads and the Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack you can earn FREE with your orders during Sale-a-bration.

The 5/8" Flower Trim is Vanilla in the package but you can color it!  For this example, I added 70% rubbing alcohol and a few drops of Primrose Petals to one of our Stampin Spritzers and spritzed the flower to dye it.  If you are looking for something to do your spritzing in to save your work surface, check out the COLOR CATCHER on the Clearance Rack, a steal at $2.39.

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Have you gotten your Best of Birthdays set yet? Stampin' Up! will release one each month in 2013 and if you purchase six of the "Best of" stamp sets, you will earn a FREE $14.95 set of your choice, click HERE for the details.

 

 

GreencardPlace your orders in my ONLINE STORE and receive your Green Card from me.  I mail a card to everyone who places online orders with me. Green doesn't mean the color of the card, it means you can reuse it!

 

 

DEMO_small1Have you signed up to receive your Paper Pumpkin each month?  I have and would love for you to join me.  Click HERE to get all the details.  Please choose me, Barb Mullikin, Sheridan WY 82801 as your demonstrator when prompted to do so.  Send me an EMAIL after you join so I can send you a thank you card or small gift.

 

SinglesWe have NEW Single Stamps, clearmount single stamps for sale through March 31st.  Click HERE to view the stamps.


Sale-a-bration-Sycamore Street Pennant Cards

I made these cards for a recent swap. This a great way to use your Designer Series Papers! Especially FREE Designer Series Paper.  This is the Sycamore Street Paper from the Sale-a-bration brochure.  The patterns are so bright and fun, I love them!!   In addition to the paper, I also used a couple of the FREE stamp sets and the Ribbon & Button Pack you can earn when you order with me during Sale-a-bration.

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I chose the "just because" greeting from Vintage Verses and one of the decorative stamps from the Madison Avenue set behind the pennant and the greeting.  The pennant measures 1 1/2" by 4 1/2 and I used my Paper Snips to snip out the triangle at the bottom.

The Sycamore Street Ribbon & Brad Pack was used for the ribbon and button accents.  Here are a few close ups.

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You can place your orders in my ONLINE STORE anytime and when you do, I will send youa GREEN CARD.  A GREEN CARD is a reuseaable greeting card that you can send/give to someone else because I won't sign it.  It may be a thank you, birthday, get well, thinking of you, etc.  Whatever the greeting, you will be able to reuse it making it a GREEN CARD. :-)

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DEMO_small1Have you signed up to receive your Paper Pumpkin each month?  I have and would love for you to join me.  Click HERE to get all the details.  Please choose me, Barb Mullikin, Sheridan WY 82801 as your demonstrator when prompted to do so.  Send me an EMAIL after you join so I can send you a thank you card or small gift.


Happy Hello Simply Sent Card Kit - Box!

During our latest Controlfreaks Tour, Lisa Martz shared an adorable box made with the Happy Hello Simply Sent Card Kit that you can earn FREE when you place your orders with me during Sale-a-bration.

I fell in love with it so I quickly ran down to the stamp room to try to recreate it.  I was successful!!  I am not sure if this is how Lisa did it but here is my box.

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I have created a FREE file for you so you can create your own box with these note cards.

Click to :  Download Happy_Hello_Box

These are so simple to make and you can get eight of them from one package.  Best part is you can get the Happy Hello Simply Sent Card Kit FREE with your Sale-a-bration orders.

Place your orders in my Online Store today!!

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Have you signed up to receive your Paper Pumpkin each month?  I have and would love for you to join me.  Click HERE to get all the details.  Please choose me, Barb Mullikin, Sheridan WY 82801 as your demonstrator when prompted to do so.  Send me an EMAIL after you join so I can send you a thank you card or small gift.

 


Adorable Boutique Boxes

Isn't this just adorable!   I created this box from the Boutique Boxes Designer Printed Kit (order it online) available in the Spring Catalog. These boxes measure 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 1/2 when finished so they can hold a gift card.

Alittlegreetingbox1This kit contains eight die cut boxes and printed notecards, die cut embellishments, baker's twine, and buttons.  You can also purchase the Boutique Boxes Bundle with the coordinating wood mounted A Little Greeting stamp set (order it online).

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Have you signed up to receive your Paper Pumpkin each month?  I have and would love for you to join me.  Click HERE to get all the details.  Please choose me, Barb Mullikin, Sheridan WY 82801 as your demonstrator when prompted to do so.  Thank you!!


January 2013 Control Freaks Blog Tour - Sale-a-bration!

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Welcome to the Janaury 2013 Tour de Freaks Blog Hop! We are so excited to have you join us today.

This month we are showing off some of our Sale-a-bration Creations Our tour is nice and short and features some of your favorite Control Freaks Stampers. You may have just come from Jason Casper'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!  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.

When I first saw the Feeling Sentimental stamp set in the Sale-a-bration Brochure, I was a little intimidated by it.  I loved the images but wasn't sure how to use them.  Since playing with them a bit, I have found that simple stamping is perfect for these images.

Feelingsentimentalred I stamped the image in Black on Whisper White and cut it out with one of the New Ovals Collection Framelits.  Most of the Real Red layer was textured with the Sale-a-bration Vine Street Folder and then I cut a larger oval out of it for the phone booth to nest in.  The greeting was stamped on the non-textured section of the red layer and I wrapped a piece of Basic Balck Taffeta around to separate it.

Two images from That's the Ticket were stamped in Real Red and Black on Real Red and Whisper White card stock.  They were punched out

Feelingsentimentalredclosewith the Ticket Duo Builder Punch and stapled to the card.  The little Eiffel Tower image is from the Collage Curios set and fits perfectly on the blank ticket image.

VintageversesbloominoutMy next card uses a number of the FREE items you can choose with your $50 purchases during Sale-a-bration.  I created this Gatefold card with the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper, Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack, Bloomin' Marvelous stamp set

and the Vintage Verses stamp set. The butterflies were punched with the coordinating NEW Bitty Butterfly and Elegant Butterfly Punches and I paper-pierced around the largest butterfly.

 Supplies:
Stamps: Daydream Medallions C126467 W126465
Vintage Verses SAB C129636 W129633
Bloomin' Marvelous C129654 W129651
Paper: Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Island Indigo, Sycamore Street DSP SAB 127540
Ink: Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Big Shot 113439, Floral Frames Framelits 127012, Elegant Butterfly Punch 127526, Bitty Butterfly Punch 129406, Occasions Paper Piercing Pack 129387, Vine Street Embossing Folder 130492
Embellishments: Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack SAB 130812  

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

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Thanks for visiting!!!!


Oh, Hello Bundle with Pop Up Posies

OhhellobundleThe Oh, Hello stamp set and the coordinating Ovals Collection Framelits are a fun set to use.

You can order the stamp set and the Framelits together in the Oh, Hello Bundle (order it in Clear 131101 or Wood 131102) and by ordering the bundle, you will save 15% off the price if you purchased the stamp set and coordinating Framelits separately?

 

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My card today uses both items in the bundle, and I added the Chevron textured embossing folder to the main layer and put everything on our sturdy Naturals White card stock.

PopupposiesThe flowers used come out of the Pop Up Posies Designer Kit.  You get a ton of these flowers in two colors, Pool party and Calypso Coral along with die cut/embossed tags, fabric covered brads, bakers twine, tiny bakers cups AND the "just for you" rubber stamp.

A 1/2" circle of Daffodil Delight and a Designer Printed Brad in Calypso Coral finsh off the flower.

This was one of the cards the gals made at my recent Card Buffet Class.  The next card buffet will be February 7th and 8th.

**Place your orders in my ONLINE STORE and receive your Green Greeting Card from me.  I mail a card to everyone who places online orders with me. Green doesn't mean the color of the card, it means you can reuse it!  If your order is over $50, you will receive a Barb's Bonus Buck - read about my Bonus Bucks program HERE.

Supplies:
Oh, Hello Bundle Clear 131101 or Wood 131102 
Paper: Naturals White 102316, Calypso Coral 122925, Daffodil Delight 119683 
Ink: Early Espresso 119686, Daffodil Delight 126944 
Accessories: Pop Up Posies Designer Kit 131395, Designer Printed Brads 122940, 1/2" Circle Punch 119869 (yellow flower middle), Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 127749 

PumpkinsmalHow would you like to receive a fun suprise kit in the mail each month with everything you need but the adhesive.  If so, join my fun new subscription program called Paper Pumpkin.  Go to www.mypaperpumpkin.com, click "Get It" and choose me, Barb Mullikin, Sheridan WY 82801 as your demonstrator.  That is all, your first kit will arrive around March 15th and the 15th of every month after that until you cancel it.  Please EMAIL ME when you sign up so I can keep track and offer you some tips and tricks.

ValentinefreeMonday is the last day you can order our two Valentine Specials the My Little Valentine and Valentine Treat Bundle


Best of the last 25 Years!

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This is Stampin' Up!'s 25th Anniversary year and we will be celebrating all year long.

As part of the 25-year anniversary celebration, we're bringing back some of our favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets.  We will release one set per month during 2013. Even better, along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before-seen image!

Check back here every month to see the new "Best of" stamp sets.  All "Best of" stamp sets will be $14.95 and include 3-5 clear mount images.  These sets will also include a never-before seen image.  All of the "Best of" sets will be available until March 31, 2014.

Get a FREE $14.95 set of your choice when you purchase six "Best of " stamp sets this year.  You will receive a sticker with each set purchased. Collect six stickers and redeem your collector's card for a FREE set. Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.

Download your Collector's Card HERE.

January set - Best of Birthdays, Item# 132929 $14.95

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DEMO_smallGet your Paper Pumpkin HERE and be sure to choose me, Barb Mullikin, Sheridan, WY 82801 as your demonstrator.  After you sign up, please send me an email letting me know so I can keep track and offer you some tips and tricks.

 


Single Stamps - New Release

The new release of Single Stamps is here,
these will be available through March 31st.

Click HERE to view them in my Online Store

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Barb's Reminders:

*Get your Paper Pumpkin, a new subscription kit program that comes to your door each month, click HERE for more details.
*Dude, You're Welcome, get those men in your life stamping with the "Man Kit" and you will be suprised at what they can do with it.
*Shop the Clearance Rack for bargains up to 80% off!
*Get the Talking Tag and make your greeting cards and scrapbook pages interactive.
*Valentine Bundles only available through January 21st!
*Shop the Spring Catalog in my Online Store.
*Follow Me on Pinterest
*Check out the latest downloads for My Digital Studio, these can now be added to Customer and Workshop orders!
*Product Shares from the Spring Catalog available now, see them HERE!

Dude, You're Welcome!

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As a guy, it’s not always easy to express yourself. You know you want to say it, but you just don’t know how. That’s why we’ve created the Dude, You’re Welcome! Kit. Quickly build a card that says just what you want it to say, whether it’s “#%&@!” because you messed up (when does that happen?), for a Special Occasion (you know the occasion), “I _____ You” (love, adore, miss, see?), or a simple “Thank You.”

We’ve got your back. Dude, you’re welcome.

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I know what I am getting my hubby!!!  You can too, order it in my ONLINE STORE today!!
Kit includes:
* Four wood-mount stamps (double-mounted) with the perfect sentiment for every occasion
* Twelve 4" x 6" postcards in four different (manly) colors
* Twelve gray envelopes
* A Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad
* An instructional guide (for the most novice stamper!)

Here is a funny video for you


Sneak Peak - Sycamore Street

I held my monthly Technique Geeks Class yesterday and this is one of the techniques we learned.  I call it Spritzy Shapes.

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I added a strip of the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper to the left edge and you can get it FREE with a $50 order placed with me during Sale-a-bration which starts January 22nd.

The Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack is also a Sale-a-bration choice and they coordinate perfectly with the paper.  My colors are Baja Breeze, Island Indigo and Rich Razzleberry.

The small butterfly image is from the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set (order it in Clear 123759 or Wood 123757) and was punched out with the NEW Bitty Butterfly Punch from the Spring Catalog.

The greeting is from  Up, Up & Away (order it in Clear 122757 or Wood 122755) and I thought it was the perfect sentiment for the card.

Be sure to subscribe to my newsletter list as I will be offering the Six Weeks of Sale-a-bration series starting January 30th.

Paper Pumpkin is here, join with me and recieve a kit of pre-cut goodies complete with stamps and ink every month for only $19.95.  Get started at www.mypaperpumpkin.com and be sure to choose me, BARB MULLIKIN as your demonstrator.