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February 2013

VIDEO - Using the Pinwheel Sizzlit S Die

This is one of the cards in my Be a Big Shot at Home Class.  All the participants will receive the supplies to make this card (along with other projects) in their packets this month. 

***My next round of Be a Big Shot at Home will start in May and run for four months. If you are interested,  Download Be_A_Big_Shot_May2013 fill it out and email/mail it to me.  If you sign up by March 15th, I will give you a bonus project in your first packet.

The Pinwheel on this card comes from the NEW Pinwheel Sizzlit S Die in the Spring Catalog.  I needed to show the gals how I put the Pinwheel together and a video was the best way to do that. :-)

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Movie_film_camera1a VIDEO - Using the Pinwheel Die (Can't view it in your reader, Click HERE to view it online)

In this video, I show you my way of assembling the adorable little pinwheels!  Grab your Pinwheel Sizzlit Die, Paper Piercing Tool, Bone Folder, Brads and Mini Glue Dots to 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 (Green isn't the color of the card, it means you can reuse it)

Supplies:
#129411 Pinwheel Sizzlits S Die
#102300 Bone Folder 
#126189 Paper Piercing Tool
#103683 Mini Glue Dots
#122941 Silver Mini Brads

Thanks for stopping by!!


FREE My Digital Studio Downloads!!

I have some FREE downloads for you!!  The following items are FREE and you can download them from my store - www.shoppingwithbarb.com  

Spring To Life March Wallpaper - Digital Download 133025 
Price: $FREE 

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Download includes:
* 6 embellishments (desktop wallpaper in six sizes)
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Coordinates with the Spring to Life Kit for even more fun
Colors:
Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Wild Wasabi

No Regrets Pocket Cards - Digital Download 133387
Price: $FREE

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Download includes:
* 1-page designer template (8-1/2" x 11")
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Perfect fit for our divided page protectors
* Fun divided pages to add a little pizzazz to your pages
Colors:
Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Pool Party
 

Label This Designer Template - Digital Download  133267 
Price: $FREE 

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Download includes:
* 5-page decor designer template (8-1/2" x 11")
* 88-piece SVG stamp brush set*
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Organize your craft room with all the Stampin’ Up! colors (even the retired ones)
* Free download
* Note: SVG stamps do not work with the original My Digital Studio software

Note: You do not need to have My Digital Studio to use these downloads but if you would like to try it FREE for 30 days, you can download the program HERE.


WINNER!!

Congratulations to the Mystery Hostess Online Party Winner, Roseanne Gentry!!!  Have fun choosing your FREE hostess merchandise Roseanne.

Thanks to all of you who placed orders for the first party.  The second party has started and needs just a couple more people.  If you are interested in placing a minimum $30 online order with me, EMAIL ME to get a Hostess Code and your order can be entered in the Mystery Hostess Drawing. 

*Please note that your order will NOT count in the drawing if you don't order using the code.

All orders of at least $50 will receive a FREE Sale-a-bration item.

Your orders can include merchandise from the Annual or Spring Catalogs or any of the items listed below, click to view them.
 

*My Digital Studio Downloads 
*Dude-You're Welcome Kit 
*Sent with Love products 
*Talking Tag 
*The Basics Online Stamping Class   
*"Best of" 25th Anniversary stamp sets 
*Single Stamps 
*Clearance Rack Merchandise 
*Fancy Friends Stamp Kit 

Order here:  www.shoppingwithbarb.com


The Basics - Online Class with Stampin' Up!

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Our new online stamping class is now available! This class gives you innovative ideas to get the most out of your supplies (from stamps to the Big Shot) with clever tips and techniques. Divided into six sections and focused on a variety of topics, this class includes videos, step outs, and supply lists for 30+ projects.

Purchase and Download this Class through my
Online Store, item #133385 

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The price of the class is $14.95 and there is no shipping charged on it as it is a download.

The online class is divided into six categories:
 •Stamping Basics (seven projects)
 •The Stamp-a-ma-jig (four projects, video)
 •Masking (four projects, video)
 •Embossing (seven projects, 2 videos)
 •Markers and watercoloring (six projects, video)
 •Big Shot and punches (six projects, 2 videos)

PC Instructions:
The files will be downloaded as archive files that you can then extract and save on your computer. When you click on the download link, an extraction program will automatically launch. Choose the location where you would like to save the files (be sure to note where you save them). Follow the prompts on the extraction program, then navigate to the location where you saved the files. Click on the file and open.

Mac Instructions:
When you click on the download link, the file will be mounted as a drive. Once it is mounted, open the drive and drag and drop the files to the location of your choice on your hard drive. The files can then be opened.

You can add other merchandise to this order including Clearance Rack items, Single Stamps, "Best of" stamp sets, etc.  When your order reaches $50, you can choose a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration Brochure.

View the easy to Read flyer -  Download Sale-a-bration_Flyer!


Dress Up Framelits

I am so not a frilly kind of gal but I am loving the Dress Up Framelits and my Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack.  The Dress Up Framlits are found on page 32 of the Spring Catalog and are part of a bundle of products. 

The Framelits were designed to coordinate with the Pop 'n Cuts Line and while I do have all four coordinating items, you don't need them all to create fun cards.  I do have some other posts scheduled to show you some of the other products in this line but I decided to start with the Framelits.

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This is a card I had available at my Monthly Card Buffet Class.  We used the Dress Up Framelits and the Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack with some coordinating card stocks.  The Dress Form shape was cut out of the Marina Mist layer and then we ran it through the Big Shot with the Needlepoint Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

I chose this beautiful floral print from the paper stack and my greeting is from the Sale-a-bration set called Bloomin' Marvelous. Get it FREE with a $50 order palced in my Online Store or via email to me.

Did you notice my little flower at the waist?  It is one flower cut from the 5/8" Flower Trim Ribbon.  I put my Heat Tool to the flower to shrink it as I found it to be a bit too big at its original size. Here is a photo showing you the size difference before and after I applied the heat.  I also took the brush tip end of my Marina Mist Marker to add a bit of color to the flower after I shrunk it.

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Here is the same card but with Summer Starfruit as the base.

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Bestoffeb1Have you gotten your "Best of" sets 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!  These clear mount single stamps are for sale through March 31st.  Click HERE to view the stamps.


Who wants $25 in FREE Merchandise?

This post will stay at the top for a few days

You, that's who!!  I am looking for six people to place online orders with me of at least $30 and we will have a Stampin' Up! Mystery Hostess party!

All you need to do is EMAIL ME to let me know that you want to join the party and I will send you a special HOSTESS CODE that you will use when placing your order in my Online Store.

NOTE: Your order will NOT count towards the drawing if you don't use the special Hostess Code when you place your online order.

Your order will be shipped directly to you and it can include anything from our current catalogs, Clearance Rack Merchandise, My Digital Studio Downloads, etc.

After six of you have ordered with the special hostess code, I will randomly draw a winner and that person will receive a FREE package of our gorgeous Silver Glimmer Paper AND $25 in FREE Hostess Dollars!  What a deal, spend $30 and receive $25!

If your Online Order is $50, you will also receive a FREE Sale-a-bration item of your choice and a Barb's Bonus Buck.

All orders will also receive a Green Card, green isn't the color of the card, green means that you can reuse it. :-)

Let's get this Mystery Hostess Party started, EMAIL ME today!!!  Please note club and Be a Big Shot at Home orders are not eligible for this special offer.


Sale-a-bration Patterned Occasions Fun Fold

I had fun making this simple card and coordinating envelope. It is a 4 x 12 piece of card stock with a 1 x 12 strip from the Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Series Paper pack scored at 4" and 8". This makes a 4x4 card and I have the envelope instructions below.

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The front panel uses one of the stamps in the Patterned Occasions stamp set, the birthday cupcake, and I inked it with a variety of Stampin' Write Markers.  It was punched out with the 1 3/4" Circle Punch, layered on a 2" Lucky Limeade Circle from the Circles #2 Originals Die and that was layered on a Melon Mambo 2 3/8" Scallop Circle.  The little Daffodil Delight banner is a 1/2" x3 1/2" and I hand cut the ends with my Paper Snips.

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I added my greetings from the One in a Million stamp set (order it in Clear #126382 or Wood #126380) and punched them out with the 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch.  I added a knot of Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon to one of the arrow clips out of the Hung Up Cute Clip pack.

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DiagonalplateI also made a coordinating envelope for my card using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and my FREE Simply Scored Diagonal Plate. Yes, I said FREE, you can choose the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate FREE when you place a $50 order with me during Sale-a-bration.  It is one of 19 FREE products you can choose FREE with your orders through March 22nd.

EnvelopesnipI love using the Designer Series Paper Stacks for my envelopes as the patterns are subtle and the sheets are perfect for a variety sizes of envelopes. I cut a 12x12 sheet of Lucky Limeade Polka Dots from the 2011-2013 In Color Paper Stack into a 7" square and placed in on the Diagonal Scoring Plate.  I scored it at 3 1/4" on all four sides.  Punch the little triangles on each side with a 1 1/4" Square Punch and fold the flaps up to create your envelope....SO EASY!

Barb's Reminders:

*Shop the Clearance Rack for bargains up to 80% off!
*Join me at www.mypaperpumpkin.com and get your Paper Pumpkin Kit delivered right to your door every month.
*Sent with Love Stamps and Paper, check it out HERE.
*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!
*All Online Orders receive a Green Card from me, www.shoppingwithbarb.com!  Green doesn't mean the color of the card, it means you can reuse it. :-)
*All orders of $50 or more will also receive a Barb's Bonus Buck Download Barbs_Bonus_Bucks

February 2013 Control Freaks Blog Tour - Spring Catalog!

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Welcome to the February 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 Spring Catalog Creations.  Our tour is nice and short and features some of your favorite Control Freaks Stampers. You may have just come from Lisa Martz'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.

I decided to do a little work with the Flower Fair Simply Scrappin' Kit shown on page 31.  I am not a scrapbooker per say so I used the kit for a couple of cards too. :-)  The colors in this kit are so fun and bright and the Designer Series Paper is fabulous!!
The kit  includes two sheets of self adhesive die cuts, six 8x8 sheets of Double Sided Designer Series Paper, eight sheets of 8x8 card stock, one yard of each Garden Green (exclusive to the kit) and Regal Rose 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon and eight Daffodil Delight Designer Buttons.

I knew the Regal Rose floral pattern DSP would make a gorgeous dress so I also used the Dress Up Framelits from page 21.

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I sort of envisioned this dress in a shop window and thought the lacy scallop pattern from the Delicate Designs Folders would make a great canopy.  The greeting comes from the Oh, Hello set on page 4.

My second card uses the other DSP pattern in the kit and it has a bit more white space.  I stamped a few butterflies from the Annual Catalog set called Papillion Potpourri and punched them out with the Bitty Butterfly Punch on page 13.

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My greeting is a stamp that is included in the Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit on page 18 and I layered it on a couple of our Oval Punches.  The ribbon and flag are both from the Flower Fair Simply Scrappin' Kit.

I did create an 8x8 scrapbook page but I layered everything on an 8x8 piece of Whisper White card stock. 

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

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Thanks for visiting!!!!


Lacy & Lovely Tri-Panel

Here is a tri-panel card that I made a while back but forgot to post. I started with a 3 1/2 x 4 panel of Whisper White. Stamped my images from Lacy & Lovely (Order it in Clear #122887  or Wood #122885) and then used my Color Spritzer Tool (order it #107066) to add a splattering of color with my Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker.

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After spritzing it, I cut into three sections, not really measruing, just eyeballing it.  I then added these sections to the front of my card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I finished it off with a couple of Basic Rhinestores (order it #119246) in the top right corner.

My colors came off the Color Coach (order it #120148) and are Elegant Eggplant, Melon Mambo and Old Olive.

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Bestoffeb1Have you gotten your "Best of" sets 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!  These clear mount single stamps are for sale through March 31st.  Click HERE to view the stamps.


Sent with Love Designer Series Paper

The response to the Sent with Love Designer Series Paper has been tremendous!!  However, I have received a few emails asking about the designs in this paper.

Here is a swatch put together by Stampin' Up! just for you. :-)  click to view it larger.

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Order your Sent with Love Designer Series Paper by clicking THIS LINK 

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You can also purchase the coordinating stamp set #131847 
OR
if you prefer a GREAT deal, order the Bundle #132851 and receive the Calypso Coral Baker's Twine, the Sent with Love stamp set and the Sent with Love DSP for 20% off!

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Bestofjanuary1 Bestoffeb1Have you gotten your Best of sets yet? Stampin' Up! is releasing one each month.  Purchase six of the "Best of" stamp sets and you will earn a FREE $14.95 set of your choice, click HERE for the details.


Technique - Spritzy Shapes

Here is a fun Valentine Card. It uses a Technique I call Spritzy Shapes.  You create masks using punched or die cut shapes from the backing in the packs of Designer Series Paper.  Attach the shapes to your project with a 2-Way Glue Pen and spritz over the top of them with the ink color of your choice mixed with 70% Rubbing Alcohol in one of our Stampin' Spritzers.

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The above card also uses the Occasions Paper-Piercing pack inside one of the hearts. Heartsaflutterspritzy

I added some stamped images after my spritzing was dry with the Illuminate Glimmer Pad. 

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If you click the image below to make it larger, you will see all the wavy lines down the card that I created with the Border's Scoring Plate.

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Here is another sample I created with this technique, click HERE to read about it.
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Must have supplies for this technique:
126185 Stampin'Spritzers
Backing Sheet from a DSP Pack
Ink color of your choice
100425 2-Way Glue Pen
70% Rubbing Alcohol (90% doesn't work)

Additional Supplies I used:
130159 Hearts a Flutter Framelits
119883 Full Heart Punch
126857 Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Pad
129387 Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack
Delightful Dozen Stamp Set (order it in Clear #122652 or Wood #122650)

You can place your orders in my Online Store anytime, go to www.shoppingwithbarb.com and while you are there, don't forget to check out the Clearance Rack.

Barb's Reminders:

*Shop the Clearance Rack for bargains up to 80% off!
*Join me at www.mypaperpumpkin.com and get your Paper Pumpkin Kit delivered right to your door every month.
*Sent with Love Stamps and Paper, check it out HERE.
*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!
*All Online Orders receive a Green Card from me, www.shoppingwithbarb.com!  Green doesn't mean the color of the card, it means you can reuse it. :-)
*All orders of $50 or more will also receive a Barb's Bonus Buck Download Barbs_Bonus_Bucks

50th Anniversary

My husband's parents celebrated their 50th Weddng Anniversary this past weekend so I made this card for them. Of course, I had to use the Champagne Glimmer paper, yes, this beautiful paper is still available!  Order it HERE.

Memorablemoments50I started with a base of Very Vanilla and ran it through the Big Shot with the Lacy Brocade Testured Impressions Embossing Folder that was carried over from the Holiday Catalog.  I die cut the large shape from the Apothecary Accents Framelits set out of Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede.  I layered the darker colors behind the Vanilla.

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The numbers were cut from the Champagne Glimmer Paper with the Bigz Typeset Alphabet and popped up with pieces of Stampin' Dimensionals.

The words from the Memorable Moments set (order it in Clear #126682 or Wood #126680) were stamped with Versamark and then embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.  This set even has the "TH" ending for 50.

I made an Easy Peasy Bow with some Crumb Cake Seam Binding and finished it off with a Basics Glimmer Brad.

I have some instructions for you to create this type of bow - Download Easypeasybow

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You can place your orders in my Online Store anytime, go to www.shoppingwithbarb.com and while you are there, don't forget to check out the Clearance Rack.

Barb's Reminders:
*Shop the Clearance Rack for bargains up to 80% off!
*Join me at www.mypaperpumpkin.com and get your Paper Pumpkin Kit delivered right to your door every month.
*Sent with Love Stamps and Paper, check it out HERE.
*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!
*All Online Orders receive a Green Card from me, www.shoppingwithbarb.com!  Green doesn't mean the color of the card, it means you can reuse it. :-)

Join Paper Pumpkin with me today!

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that everyone (especially you) can enjoy! Think of how much fun you and your kids, grandkids, friends, neighbors and co-workers will have each month with Paper Pumpkin.

Each month Stampin' Up! will send you a unique, surprise kit with cards, journals, décor, and more!. Each kit includes stamps, ink, cut paper, and accessories all coordinated-everything but adhesive.

PaperpumpkinStart your membership today.
at www.mypaperpumpkin.com
choose me, Barb Mullikin, Sheridan WY 82801
as your demonstrator.

**Please Email me after you join to let me know you have signed up so I can track your subscription, mail you a thank you card or small gift and offer you tips and tricks.
The program will start shipping in March.  Paper Pumpkin will arrive around the 15th of the month.  If you sign up by March 10th, you will receive your first kit, the Welcome Kit, around March 15th.  If you sign up on March 11th, your first kit, the Welcome Kit will arrive around April 15th.

Not sure you want a commitment?  Starting in early March, we'll offer a Try-It kit if you'd like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month

Check out Paper Pumpkin HERE!!

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