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March 2013

A Lttle Bit of Spring

Happy Easter! This set is just adorable.

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Stamps:A Little Bit of Spring*

Paper: Baja Breeze, Primrose Petals Cardstock, Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack

Ink: Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Lucky Limeade, More Mustard, Primrose Petals Pads, Sahara Sand Stampin’ Write Marker

Accessories: AquaPainters, Modern Label Punch, Big Shot, Needlepoint Border Folder*, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Embellishments: Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Lucky Limeade 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Paper Doilies*

*2013 Soring Catalog
Barb's Reminders...
 •Fabric Frenzy, 50% off fabric!  One week only - ends Sunday March 31st
 •Single Stamps ends March 31st
 •NEW "This and That" Sneak Peek
 •NEW Spring Surprise Sneak Peek
 •NEW Photopolymer Stamp Set: Designer Typeset Photopolymer Stamp Set
 •My Digital Studio Software price slashed 75%!

Check out all the NEW OFFERINGS in my Store.


My Digital Studio price slashed 75% to $19.95!

We've been working on some big changes to the My Digital Studio product line, and we just can't contain ourselves anymore.

"Since the launch of My Digital Studio, we have been making improvements on our end...We have also been working with our vendor regarding pricing, and now that we have reached higher quantities, our vendor has reduced the cost of the product. We, in turn, are passing that savings along to you immediately..."

New users can now get the software for only $19.95, that is a 75% price reduction! CLICK HERE to purchase the disc version or the download version. 

Already have MDS:
If you purchased My Digital Studio prior to August 2012 and have not upgraded, you can now upgrade for FREE, click HERE for the easy upgrade instructions.

Check out this overview video of the software.  You can get more information by visiting the MDS Learning Page which is part of our MDS website www.mydigitalstudio.net.

 

Express yourself and impress your friends when you create projects using MDS, My Digital Studio’s digital design software.

When you purchase MDS - either by disc (#130647) or download (#130646), you’ll get:
* Full access to the software and design tools to create cards, photobooks, calendars, and more
* The chance to buy additional content (new downloads are realeased every Tuesday!)
* Ability to order your projects from our professional print services at great pricing!
* Tons of content (stamp brush sets, digital papers, punches, predesigned templates, digital kits and more!)  See the included content HERE.

Try it before you buy it:
Download our FREE Trial Version from my Online Store HERE.
With the FREE 30-day trial, you’ll get:
* Full access to the software at NO COST for 30 days
* Full access to design tools to create cards, photobooks, calendars, and more
* Full access to a sample of exclusive artwork
* The chance to buy additional downloads that you can keep after your trial expires
* Ability to order your projects from our professional print services

Lookie what I have done:
For inspiration, check out my MDS projects HERE

Who wants some Freebies?  We have a number of FREE downloads for you to play with:

April Showers Wallpaper - Digital Download  133473   
Spring To Life March Wallpaper - Digital Download  133025   
Box Of Chocolates February Wallpaper - Digital Download  133023   
Let It Snow January Wallpaper - Digital Download  132962  
Bday Construction Treat Template - Digital Download  133423  
For You From Us Designer Template - Digital Download  132810  
No Regrets Pocket Cards - Digital Download  133387  
Label This Designer Template - Digital Download  133267  
Fruit And Flowers Designer Greeting Card Template - Digital Download  127547


Simply Sent App for Android!

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Last November, we announced that we'd created and launched a card-making application-Simply Sent-for iPhone. (Download it from iTunes or the App Store)

Today, we are delighted to announce that we now have a Simply Sent App for Android as well!

This is not My Digital Studio on a mobile device, not even close. This scaled-back version will only give you a taste of what you can create when you buy MDS.

We know you are excited about this!!  Here's how to get it, from your Android device, go to the Google Play Store. Search for Simply Sent, select the application, select install and follow the prompts.

Or, CLICK HERE to go to the Google Play Store and download.

We also have the App for you iPhone users, download it from iTunes or the App Store and share it with all your friends

We hope you'll love this App, share it with all your friends, and post a review! The more positive reviews our APP gets, the more prominent place it takes in the Play Store and iTunes stores.


Simple Spring Sampler Treats

Small images are perfect for creating fun treats and this set has the most adorable images to choose from.  I used the fun spring colored Sixlets that you can purchase in the stores now in the Easter Cancy aisle.  They are the perfect size to fit into our 1 x 8 Cello Bags.  I slipped one package of Sixlets in each bag and trimmed off the excess.  They now measure between four and five inches.  You can add two packages of Sixlets if you want a longer treat.

For more Easter ideas, click HERE.

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I stamped the images on Whisper White card stock, punched them out with the 1" Circle Punch and then layered them on coordinating colors of card stock punched out with the 1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch. They were attached to the bags by punching a 1/16" hole in the top of the tag and running Linen Thread around the Cello Bag and through the hole.

Springsamplersixlets1Order your Spring Sampler stamp set in my Online Store in Clear #125512 or Wood #125510.  While you are there, get your:

1" Circle Punch #119868 
1/16" Handheld Circle Punch #101227  
1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch #127811 
Linen Thread #104199 
1" x 8" Cello Bags #124134 

www.shoppingwithbarb.com

Get your Green Card when you place an order in my Online Store.  I send a Green Card to everyone who places online orders with me.  Green isn't the color of the card, it means you can reuse it.

Available now, This and That Bundle!  Capture your moments, thoughts, plans, ideas, sketches, hope, dreams—anything and everything! Our bundle includes the five This and That products from the upcoming 2013-2014 annual catalog for 15 percent off!

Photopolymer stamps!  Get the Designer Type Photopolymer Clear Stamp set in today and see exactly where you are stamping!


50% off Designer Fabric Frenzy starts Today!

Second post today, scroll down to find my video on making a cute square box with your Simply Scored Diagonal Plate.

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Seamstress or not--you'll love using our high quality Designer Fabric--especially at 50 percent off!
Our Designer Fabric is designed to coordinate with Stampin' Up! inks, paper, and other accessories, and is perfect for adding a stylish touch to traditional paper projects. Available in an extra-wide fat quarters (18" x 26"). Use it for quilting, clothing, home décor, and more!

Check out my fabric projects HERE.

  • Promotion dates: Monday, March 25-Sunday, March 31, 2013
  • Discounted fabric is available on all order types
  • No minimum purchase required to receive the discount
  • All items are limited quantity at the discounted price; the discount will be removed once the limit is reached

 


170  126892  Essentials Designer Fabric $29.95  $14.98 
171  126983  Floral District Designer Fabric $9.95  $4.98 
171  126894  Comfort Café Designer Fabric $9.95   $4.98  
171  125411  Summer Smooches Designer Fabric $9.95   $4.98  
171  125412  Twitterpated Designer Fabric $9.95   $4.98  
171  122337  Timeless Portrait Designer Fabric $9.95   $4.98  
171  122336  Beau Chateau Designer Fabric $9.95   $4.98  
171  124066  Spice Cake Designer Fabric $9.95   $4.98  
171  122335  Flirtatious Designer Fabric $9.95   $4.98  
6*    129308  Tea for Two Designer Fabric $9.95   $4.98  
13*  129307  More Amore Designer Fabric $9.95   $4.98
*Spring Catalog

See all the patterns available HERE.

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FREE Fabric Tissue Holder directions - Download Fabric_Tissue_Holder

Order your fabric at 50% off in my Online Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com 


Simply Scored Diagonal Plate Square Box

Last week, I posted THIS ADORABLE BOX using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate.  I have created a video showing you how to make it.

Click HERE for more ideas using the Simply Scored Tool and Plates.

Here is a picture of one of the boxes in the video.  This one uses the Flowering Flourishes stamp set, Daffodil Delight Card Stock, Floral District Designer Series Paper and the Designer Builder Brads.

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Movie_film_camera1a VIDEO - Simply Scored Diagonal Plate Square Box (Can't view it in your reader, Click HERE to view it on my blog) 

 Here is a shot of the box open with the belly band

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FabricfrenzyOrder your supplies to make this project in my Online Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com.  While you are there, be sure to get some Designer Fabric-50% off through the end of the month.

Supplies:
Flowering Flourishes Stamp Set Clear #126367 or Wood #126365 
Floral District Designer Series Paper #126919 
Designer Builder Brads #129329 
Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334  
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate #125586


This and That!! Scrapbooking the Stampin' Up! Way

Your life is: Awesome. Quirky. Exciting. Perfectly messy. And happening really fast. So we're happy to introduce our newest product line that lets you capture it all on-the-go. This and That will debut in the 2013-2014 annual catalog, but we're giving you and everybody else the chance to get it now.  This new line of Scrapbook supplies by Stampin' Up! will help you create a fun keepsake.

Order the Bundle at a 15% discount HERE

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#131268 Epic Day This and That Journal $10.95 
#130814 Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper $10.95 
#130133 Remember This and That Rotary Stamp $5.95 
#131271 Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers $4.95 
#131269 Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape $4.95 
#133350 Bundle* 15% off! Includes all five This and That products listed above. $32.08 The items that come in the bundle will be available in May and in the new catalog, but we're only offering the discounted bundled until April 30th. ThisthatgroupRegister to win a trip for two to San Diego with Stampin' Up! Click HERE to enter.

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Check out this video on how to use the THIS and THAT Bundle to create your own Scrapbook!

 

Fabricfrenzy
Fabric Frenzy starts Monday, March 25th.  Get 50% off all fabrics in my Online Store HERE.  See the fabric in the Annual Catalog on pages 170-171 and in the Spring Catalog on pages 6 and 13


VIDEO-My Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit!

I received my Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit in the mail and wanted to show you just what came in the kit.  I created one of the cards in just a matter of minutes.  Sign up to receive your Paper Pumpkin monthly crafting kits at www.mypaperpumpkin.com and select me, Barb Mullikin (Sheridan WY 82801) when prompted to choose a demonstrator.


Movie_film_camera1a VIDEO - My Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit (Can't view it in your reader, Click HERE to view it on my blog)

 

This kit is so much fun, if you would like to join Paper Pumpkin with me, you can follow these steps:

1. Go to www.mypaperpumpkin.com 
2. Click Subscribe
3. Enter the number of kits you wish to receive each month and click continue
4. Enter the shipping information click continue
5. Enter the payment information click continue
6. Click NO you are not a demonstrator
7. Click I already have a demonstrator
8. Enter my name Barb Mullikin and select me
9. You are done,  your kit should arrive around the 15th of the month. :-)


March 2013 Control Freaks Blog Tour - Spring & Easter Creations!

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Welcome to the March 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 and Easter Creations.  Our tour is nice and short and features some of your favorite Control Freaks Stampers. You may have just come from the hilariously funny and talented Jan Tinklenberg'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 recently purchased the Spring Sampler set from the Spring Catalog.  I just love small images and I chose to use it on all my projects this month

First up is a teeny tiny chocolate treat!  Did you know that the Petal Card Punch can be used to create a tiny 1" square box?  It can!!

Springsamplepetalcardkisses1I was able to put two Hershey's Kisses in each box before wrapping it with our new 3/8" Striped Organdy Ribbon.  This ribbon comes in three colors, Marina Mist, Old Olive and Melon Mambo.  I paired the ribbon with Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue and Pretty in Pink boxes and think it looks great!

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My second project is a set of cards using the Spring Sampler stamp set and the fun Peekaboo Frames Bigz L Die.  The circle die cut is the perfect size for these little images.  Stampin' Up!'s Note Cards & Envelopes are the perfect size for quick and easy notes.

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I used the Delightful Dozen Stamp Set, the Designer Series Paper Stacks (Brights, Subtles and the 2012-2014 In Color) along with Wild Wasabi 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain, Daffodil Delight Seam Binding and the Primorse Petals 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbons for my cards.  I also added the matching Designer Series Paper to the envelope flaps to complete the ensemble. 

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

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Thanks for visiting!!!!


My Paper Pumpkin is Here!!

My Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit arrived today and I am so excited!!  The Welcome Kit is the first kit you receive when you subscribe to this monthly kit program.

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Here is what I saw when I opened the box...SQUEE!!  Stampin' Up! goes all out with the packaging on these kits.  Love thatPool Party tissue paper. :-)

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Now to dive into it and create the cards.

If you would like to receive your own Paper Pumpkin Kit in April, go to www.mypaperpumpkin.com and click "Get it Now".  Please choose me, Barb Mullikin (Sheridan WY 82801) as your demonstrator.

Thanks for looking!!


Diagonal Scoring Plate Gift Box

This is a gift box created with the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate. Did you know you can earn the Diagonal Plate FREE with a $50 order during Sale-a-bration. You can but you better hurry as it ends on Thursday!  This was one of my club projects for March.

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You start with a 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 piece of card stock and using the Diagonal Plate, you score it at 2 1/4 and 3 1/2 on all four sides.  Cut out the triangles on the sides , cut tabs and assemble with a bit of Sticky Strip.

I am working on a video for you and it should be ready in a couple of days so be sure to come back for that.

Here is a peek at the inside.  I have Sycamore Street Buttons and a roll of the Sycamore Street Ribbon in the box so you can get a feel for the finished size. The roll of ribbon fits perfectly and you could actually fit two rolls of this ribbon easily.

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The belly band is a 1" x 9" strip of Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper which is also available for FREE with a $50 order.

See all the Sale-a-bration choices in this flyer Download Sale-a-bration_Flyer!

DiagonalplateboxtangobradThe Itty Bitties stamp set coordinates perfectly with the Designer Builder Brads and we used both on this embellishment.  We stamped the image in Tangerine Tango on Whisper White and punched it out with the small circle in the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.  We attached it to the brad with a Mini Glue Dot and then attached the epoxy bubble.

 

You only now have FOUR days left to earn FREE Sale-a-bration items with your $50 orders, place your orders in my Online Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com.

Join My Team in the next four days during Sale-a-bration for the terrific price of only $99 and receive $156.50 in your Starter kit!!  Please contact me if you have any questions.

 IMG_0141Keep track of those important yearly dates with my Book of Birthdays Calendar.  This pocket sized calendar is cute and functional.  It measures 3 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Ready to mail out today!

Purchase the Book of Birthdays for $11.50, add $2 for shipping.


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

 

 

RealsetWe have a NEW stamp set and this one is completely CLEAR!!  It is made from Photopolymer and is called the Designer Type.  It is only 13.95 for 57 stamps, what a deal!!  Order it HERE:

Designer type Photopolymer set

 

 



Spring is in the Air with A Round Array!

Spring is definitely in the air, and we can’t wait to show you all the new products in the 2013–2014 annual catalog. Here’s your pre-sneak peek look at the A Round Array Stamp Set!

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From March 15 through May 30, we’ve bundled the A Round Array stamp set with the coordinating 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch (from the 2013 spring catalog)! 

Spring Surprise Bundle (English; clear) #133899 $23.95 
Spring Surprise Bundle (Spanish; clear) #133897 $23.95 
Spring Surprise Bundle (French; clear) #133898 $23.95  

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Already have the punch and just want to buy the stamp set?  You’re in luck!

A Round Array Stamp Set* (English; clear)  #129090  $14.95
Variedades Stamp Set (Spanish; clear)  #131682 $14.95
Médallions séduction Stamp Set (French; clear)  #131616 $14.95

*The A Round Array stamp set is only offered in clear-mount during this Sneak Peak period, the wood-mount option will be available during the 2013–2014 annual catalog.

Be sure to Sign up for my Newsletter, I have a GREAT special going on right now but it is only for my newsletter subscribers.


Paper Pumpkin - Ty it Kit!

The first Paper Pumpkins are on their way so if you joined by March 10th, yours will be arriving soon!!  I can hardly wait to get mine!! If you are on the fence about Paper Pumpkin, you can order the Try it Kit to see what it is all about. The Try it Kit can be ordered on any order type and even online.

Item #132600 $16.95 order it HERE
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The Try it Kit includes all the supplies shown above to make two journals.  The stamps, ink spot and clear block can all be used again and again for future projects.

Get together with a friend and you can each make one.  How about turning them into squashbooks, how much fun would it be to work with your children or grandchildren to create this fun project.

There is no limit to the number of Try it Kits you can order so get the whole gang together to make journals/squashbooks/mileage logs/doodle books, whatever YOU want them to be!!

Order your Try it Kits in my Online Store HERE today!!

After you receive your Try it Kit, I know you will love it and want to receive more Paper Pumpkin Kits, go to www.mypaperpumpkin.com and click "Get it Now".  Please choose me, Barb Mullikin (Sheridan WY 82801) as your demonstrator.

Be sure to Sign up for my Newsletter, I have a GREAT special going on right now but it is only for my newsletter subscribers.


Oh Whale!

Here is another card using the Oh, Whale set (order it in Clear #129132 or Wood #129129). It was a class project last month and the gals loved it. I used Melon Mambo and Pacific Point along with Whisper White.

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The Ovals Collection Framelits work really well with the Window Frames Framelits to create nifty focal points and I used the Cloudy Day Embossing Folder on the background.

After I cut the whale out of Melon Mambo card stock using the Happy Whale Clearlit Die, I stamped her with the oval shaped zig zag image from the Oh, Hello Bundle

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HappywhaleWhen you use the Happy Whale Clearlit Die, you also get some fun accents (anchor, fish, star, heart, water droplets) These smaller pieces can be a bit difficult to adhere to your project.  I have a couple tutorial photos for you showing you how I do it.

 

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I use a 2-Way Glue Pen to add adhesive to the back of the tiny pieces.

 

 

 

 

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Flip the piece over and use your Piercing Tool to gently poke the tiny piece from the main sheet onto your project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PSST:  I have a special offer for subscribers to my newsletter this week.  I will give you a hint....save on the sticky stuff!!  Subscribe to my Newsletter HERE to get all the details.

You only now have NINE days left to earn FREE Sale-a-bration items with your $50 orders, place your orders in my Online Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com.

 Join My Team during Sale-a-bration for the terrific price of only $99 and receive $156.50 in your Starter kit!!  Please contact me if you have any questions.

 IMG_0141Keep track of those important yearly dates with my Book of Birthdays Calendar.  This pocket sized calendar is cute and functional.  It measures 3 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Ready to mail out today!

Purchase the Book of Birthdays for $11.50, add $2 for shipping.


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!

 

 

RealsetWe have a NEW stamp set and this one is completely CLEAR!!  It is made from Photopolymer and is called the Designer Type.  It is only 13.95 for 57 stamps, what a deal!!  Order it HERE:

Designer type Photopolymer set

 

 



Happy Easter Bunny in the grass!

I created this card last year but it is so cute, I wanted to post it again.  The cute little bunny goes together so easily with three of our punches.

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I thought his little bunny behind would look so cute sitting in the grass so I took a 1" strip of Certainly Celery and used my Paper Snips to snip down about halfway and repeated this all the way across moving the scissors ever so slightly with each cut.  I went back and cut some of the blades on the diagonal.

I added a little circle of Pretty in Pink card stock with the small circle punch in the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and then adhered the coordinating Bitty Button over it to create his tail.

The bunny is made using three of our punches:
3/4 Circle (head) 119873     
Small Oval (body) 120908 
Blossom Petals Builder (ears) 121808 

I stamped the leaves and daffodils using the Bright Blossoms set (order it in Clear #125497 or Wood #125495).  The Daffodil Delight Seam Binding adds just the right touch.  The greeting is from the Delightful Dozen amp set (order is in Clear #122652 or Wood #122650) found on page 167 of the catalog

You only now have eleven days left to earn your FREE Sale-a-bration items with your $50 orders, place your orders in my Online Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com.

 Join My Team during Sale-a-bration for the terrific price of only $99 and rexceive $156.50 in your Starter kit!!  Please contact me if you have any questions.

 

ThebasicsHave you downloaded our "The Basics" stamping class?

Order it HERE.  It is a wonderful resource for any paper crafter and for only $14.95, you receive access to videos, .pdf files and see super cute and easily duplicatable projects.  Get the most out of your supplies with "The Basics"

 

 

IMG_0141Keep track of those important yearly dates with my Book of Birthdays Calendar.  This pocket sized calendar is cute and functional.  It measures 3 1/4 x 5 1/2.

Purchase the Book of Birthdays for $11.50, add $2 for shipping.




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!