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Retiring Accessories - Two Tags Die

The Retiring Lists are up and you can view them HERE!

I am sure sad to see this die go.  I have gotten alot of use out of the Two Tags Bigz Die (Order it # and I am keeping it.

One of the projects I have done with it is to create a basket from two of the larger tags.

This one of the many small "thank you" gifts for my mom as she and my brother are taking care of my kids while I am in Fiji.

Twotagsbox_cardTo create the box:

Cut two of the larger tags and fold on the score lines
Cut another piece of card stock in the same color to 2 3/4 x 6 3/4
Score the 2 3/4 side at 1/2" and 2 1/4"
Score the 6 3/4 side at 2" and 4 3/4"
Fold up the edges and adhere to the tags to create the basket"

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See the retiring accessories list -  Download Retiring_Accessories

Barb's Reminders: 

  • While you are shopping, be sure to visit the STAMPIN' UP! CLEARANCE RACK for additional retired items with savings up to 60% off!
  • View all the Retiring Stamp Sets and Accessories HERE.
  • Join my team today-Add sneak peak items from the NEW Catalog to your Starter Kit  and I will send you a fun gift, click HERE for the scoop.
  • Participate in my Coast to Coast Stampin' Buddies and receive FREE step-by-step tutorials each month, free stamp sets and free buddie goodies!
  • Participate in my Be a Big Shot at Home Club and I will give you a $150 Gift Certificate to purchase anything you want, get the deets HERE!
  • FREE Catalogs, I have FREE Catalogs for you, find out how to get yours HERE.
  • The May Paper Pumpkin will be here before you know it.  Sign up today to start your subscription with me, go to www.barbspaperpumpkin.com to subscribe.
  • All Online orders placed with me receive a Green Card.  Green isn't the color of the card, it means you can reuse it.

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Retiring Accessories - Fancy Favor Bigz XL Die

The Retiring Lists are up and you can view them HERE!

The Fancy Favor Bigz XL Die (Order it #115965) is among the retiring accessories this year and I am going to miss this one.  This is my go to box for packaging and place settings. 

It is the perfect size, measuring about 3 x 3 1/2 x 2 1/4 when assembled.  I have a ton of samples using this die and I will showcase a few of them here for you.  Some have been featured on my blog and if they are, I have given you a link for a bit more info on the project.

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Click HERE for the details on this project.

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Click HERE for the details on this project.

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Order your Fancy Favor box in my Online Store before it is sold out

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Click HERE for the details on this project.

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Click HERE for the details on this project.

 

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See the retiring accessories list -  Download Retiring_Accessories

Barb's Reminders: 

  • While you are shopping, be sure to visit the STAMPIN' UP! CLEARANCE RACK for additional retired items with savings up to 60% off!
  • View all the Retiring Stamp Sets and Accessories HERE.
  • Join my team today-Add sneak peak items from the NEW Catalog to your Starter Kit  and I will send you a fun gift, click HERE for the scoop.
  • Participate in my Coast to Coast Stampin' Buddies and receive FREE step-by-step tutorials each month, free stamp sets and free buddie goodies!
  • Participate in my Be a Big Shot at Home Club and I will give you a $150 Gift Certificate to purchase anything you want, get the deets HERE!
  • FREE Catalogs, I have FREE Catalogs for you, find out how to get yours HERE.
  • The May Paper Pumpkin will be here before you know it.  Sign up today to start your subscription with me, go to www.barbspaperpumpkin.com to subscribe.
  • All Online orders placed with me receive a Green Card.  Green isn't the color of the card, it means you can reuse it.

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Retiring Stamp Sets - Need for Speed

The Retiring Lists are up and you can view them HERE!

This has been my "go to" set for my Man Cards for the past couple of years and I am sorry to see it go!!  Don't miss out, get your Need for Speed set today (Order it in Clear #122717 or Wood #122715).

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I added the NEW Epic Day Washi Tape (Order it Online #131269) to create a cool Chevron panel behind my four wheeler.  The arrow from the Hung Up Cute Clips (Order them #129389) adds some interest and dimension to the card.

I added more of the Epic Day Washi Tape to the inside of my card.  The Happy Birthday greeting is from the Sassy Salutations stamp set (Order it in clear #126707 or Wood #126705)

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Here is a close up of the washi tape panel on the front.


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See the retiring stamp set list - Download Retiring_Stamp_Sets

See the retiring accessories list -  Download Retiring_Accessories

Barb's Reminders: 

  • While you are shopping, be sure to visit the STAMPIN' UP! CLEARANCE RACK for additional retired items with savings up to 60% off!
  • View all the Retiring Stamp Sets and Accessories HERE.
  • Join my team today-Add sneak peak items from the NEW Catalog to your Starter Kit  and I will send you a fun gift, click HERE for the scoop.
  • Participate in my Coast to Coast Stampin' Buddies and receive FREE step-by-step tutorials each month, free stamp sets and free buddie goodies!
  • Participate in my Be a Big Shot at Home Club and I will give you a $150 Gift Certificate to purchase anything you want, get the deets HERE!
  • FREE Catalogs, I have FREE Catalogs for you, find out how to get yours HERE.
  • The May Paper Pumpkin will be here before you know it.  Sign up today to start your subscription with me, go to www.barbspaperpumpkin.com to subscribe.
  • All Online orders placed with me receive a Green Card.  Green isn't the color of the card, it means you can reuse it.

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Bloomin' Bouquet Project Kit

Available while supplies last, the Bloomin' Bouquet Project Kit comes with the petals, stems and buttons to create a baker's dozen of these adorable flowers. Check it out in my store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com

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Mother’s Day. Teacher appreciation. Just because. Say thank you with this no-maintenance bouquet. There’s no watering, no weeding—just enjoying. This easy-to-assemble kit comes complete with the petals, stems, and buttons to create the flowers, as well as four different tags to make this the perfect gift for any occasion. All you need is some paper, ribbon, or a vase to add the finishing touches to the bouquet.
 
As if that weren’t enough, the kit contains a “baker’s dozen”! This means you can create and give (or keep) a dozen flowers, and have a bonus flower left over to pass along to someone new! Give it to someone you wouldn’t normally think of: a teller at the bank, a grocery store clerk, or the librarian at your local library. Anyone you encounter on your way that you’d like to give a little “thank you” to—and introduce them to Stampin’ Up!
 
Ordering information:
Item 134542 $12.95 
Available starting April 29, while supplies last.
 
Kit contents:
  • 2 sheets of preprinted and precut flowers on 12" x 12" cardstock; makes 13 flowers using Pool Party, Gumball Green, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Rich Razzleberry
  • 13 Vintage Faceted Buttons
  • 13 green floral wire stems
Adhesive not included. (Glue gun recommended.) 

Order this adorable kit ASAP because quantities are limited!!


Retiring Stamp Sets- Henry Says

The Retiring Lists are up and you can view them HERE!

Another set that will not be available in the new catalog is Henry Says. (Order it in Clear #120893 or Wood #128090.)  This set debuted in the Spring Ctalog and if you love it, you need to get it now!

Here is a fun card made by my friend Jill Hilliard.  It uses the retiring Pretty in Pink Scalloped Dots Ribbon (Order it #124141)  Her card also uses the Cloudy Day Embossing Folder (Order it #127022) that IS NOT in the new catalog either......yikes, I love this folder!

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Supplies:
Stamps RETIRING Henry Says
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Accessories: 2 1/2 Circle Punch, Cloudy Day Folder
Embellishments: Pretty in Pink Scallop Dots Ribbon, RETIRING Cloudy Day Folder

See the retiring stamp set list - Download Retiring_Stamp_Sets

See the retiring accessories list -  Download Retiring_Accessories

Barb's Reminders: 

  • While you are shopping, be sure to visit the STAMPIN' UP! CLEARANCE RACK for additional retired items with savings up to 60% off!
  • View all the Retiring Stamp Sets and Accessories HERE.
  • Join my team today-Add sneak peak items from the NEW Catalog to your Starter Kit  and I will send you a fun gift, click HERE for the scoop.
  • Participate in my Coast to Coast Stampin' Buddies and receive FREE step-by-step tutorials each month, free stamp sets and free buddie goodies!
  • Participate in my Be a Big Shot at Home Club and I will give you a $150 Gift Certificate to purchase anything you want, get the deets HERE!
  • FREE Catalogs, I have FREE Catalogs for you, find out how to get yours HERE.
  • The May Paper Pumpkin will be here before you know it.  Sign up today to start your subscription with me, go to www.barbspaperpumpkin.com to subscribe.
  • All Online orders placed with me receive a Green Card.  Green isn't the color of the card, it means you can reuse it.

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Retiring Stamp Sets - Fruits and Flowers

The Retiring Lists are up and you can view them HERE!

I used the Fruit and Flowers stamp set (Order it is Clear #122607 or Wood #122605) on the cards for my local monthly swap group.  I started with the trio of flowers and stamped them in Versamark on Basic Black and then added the Melon Mambo Embossing Powder.  Love this shiny pink look on Basic Black!

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Added a background flourish from Creative Elements (Order it in Clear #122647 or Wood #122645) and a greeting from Pretty Petites (Order it in Clear #122497 or Wood #122495).  The image was punched out with the 1 3/4" Circle Punch and the Basic Black Scallop Dots Ribbon (also retiring, get it today #124145)adds the perfects separation between the Pretty in Pink layer and the Chevrons.

Supplies:
Stamps: RETIRING Fruits & Flowers, Creative Elements, Petite Pairs
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Versamark
Accessories: Big Shot, Chevron Folder, Circles #2 Die, 1 3/4 Circle Punch
Embellishments: Basic Black Scallop Dots Ribbon, Melon Mambo Embossing Powder

See the retiring stamp set list - Download Retiring_Stamp_Sets

See the retiring accessories list -  Download Retiring_Accessories

Barb's Reminders: 

  • While you are shopping, be sure to visit the STAMPIN' UP! CLEARANCE RACK for additional retired items with savings up to 60% off!
  • View all the Retiring Stamp Sets and Accessories HERE.
  • Join my team today-Add sneak peak items from the NEW Catalog to your Starter Kit  and I will send you a fun gift, click HERE for the scoop.
  • Participate in my Coast to Coast Stampin' Buddies and receive FREE step-by-step tutorials each month, free stamp sets and free buddie goodies!
  • Participate in my Be a Big Shot at Home Club and I will give you a $150 Gift Certificate to purchase anything you want, get the deets HERE!
  • FREE Catalogs, I have FREE Catalogs for you, find out how to get yours HERE.
  • The May Paper Pumpkin will be here before you know it.  Sign up today to start your subscription with me, go to www.barbspaperpumpkin.com to subscribe.
  • All Online orders placed with me receive a Green Card.  Green isn't the color of the card, it means you can reuse it.

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Winner, Winner!!

We have a winner in my "You Might be Psychic" contest. 

Teresa Farmer, you win!!  Teresa's list was the second list I received and all 12 of her guesses were correct.

Here are her guesses
119887  Greeting Card Kids
122560  Snow Much Fun
118732  Come to Bethlehem
118738  Wicked Cool
119114  Got Treats
117012  Hand Knit
116988  Morning Cup
118525  Baby Bundle
116948  Just Believe
121925  Nature Walk
116998  Countryside
120845  French Foliage

Teresa wins an any price stamp set of her choice from me.  I am betting that she will wait until she receives her new catalog to choose one. :-)

Congratulations Teresa!!  All the other participants will receive a gift certificate from me to be used on an order placed with me after May 6th.

Thanks everyone for playing along!

Check out all the retiring stamp sets and accessories HERE


The Retiring Lists are Up!

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The end of the catalog is near and that means that the Retiring Stamp Sets list and the Retiring Accessories List are ready. 

Retiring Stamp sets are available through June 3rd, 2013

Retiring Accessories are available while supplies last through June 3rd, 2013

Many of the accessories are on sale from 25% - 60% off, you will get some incredible deals when you order these items before they sell out.  Pair this discount wth the 20% rebate I am offering with my Cruise Special (read all about it HERE) and you have a super sweet deal!

Here are the lists:

Retiring Accessories List - Download Retiring_Accessories 

Retiring Stamp Sets alphabetically - Download Retired_stamps_alpha

You can also view the products by group in my Online Store HERE.

See the retiring Wood Mount Stamps HERE

See the retiring Clear Mount Stamps HERE

On first glance, I see the following accessories leaving us:
Scallop Square and Square Punches
Designer Fabric
Colored brads
Scallop Dots Ribbon
Craft & Rubber Scissors
All Scrapbooking Kits and Albums

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VIDEO - Book Card

Going through some old projects, I came upon this card.  Does anyone remember Groovy Guava!! 

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It was part of a class I held a few years ago.  I loved the basic construction of the card so I recreated it using my current supplies and will mail them out in May as my Green Card for April orders. Green Cards are my thank you cards for those placing Online orders with me.  The card isn't green, but you can reuse it.

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Movie_film_camera1a VIDEO - Book Card (Can't view it in your reader, Click HERE to view it on my blog)

 

I am calling this a Book Card as it opens like a book.  The construction is super easy.  Two pieces of 4 1/4 x 5, scored and attached with brads, easy peasy!!

Supplies:
Stamps: Lacy & Lovely, A Round Array
Paper: Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum
Accessories: 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 7/8 Scallop Circle Punch, Paper Snips, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Paper-Piercing Tool, Simply Scored Scoring Tool
Embellishments: Metallic Brads

Place your orders with me at www.shoppingwithbarb.com

Coming this week, my 7th annual Cruisin' Special and the Retierment lists will be posted tomorrow!!  WOO HOO!!!

NEWSFLASH!!  Join my team of demonstrators tomorrow, Wednesday, April 24th - May 30th and you can choose preview products from the new catalog in your Starter Kit!  You can choose $155 for only $99 plus tax.  I have a FREE gift for all new team members, you can read all about it HERE.


A Round Array Happy Face

Note: My "You Might be a Psychic" retiring stamp set contest ends tonight at midnight, get the details HERE.

 Who doesn't love a Smiley Face?  I used the Sneak Peak set called A Round Array (Order it in Clear #129090) to stamp the solid Scallops all over the background. You can also get the stamp set and the 7/8 Scallop Circle Punch in the Spring Suprise Bundle at a 15% discount through May 30th (Order the Bundle #133899)

The cute smiley face is from the  Itty Bitties stamp set from the Spring Catalog (Order is #128939).  Rumor has it that the Itty Bitties set will not be in the new catalog so if you like it, get it now!

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I have been using the Basic Black Scallop Dots Ribbon (#124145) alot lately and I just love it on this card.  I stamped the "you make me smile" greeting, also in the A Round Array set in black and punched it out with the 7/8" Scallop Punch and then layered on a 1" Circle and then on a 1 1/4 Scallop.  Just looking at this card, I can't help but smile!!

Supplies:
Stamps: Itty Bitties, A Round Array
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack
Accessories: 7/8 Scallop Circle, 1" Circle, 1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punches,
Embellishments: Basic Black Scallop Dots Ribbon

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Bazaar Saturday!

I am participating in a bazaar to support our local Evening MOPS Group and here are a couple of the items I will be selling.

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Chocolate Cupcakes!!  What a fun birthday suprise to leave on the desk of a co-worker, hand to your haridresser, friends, mail carrier, UPS driver, anyone having a birthday would love to receive one of these. 

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Soda Pop Top necklaces, these are so easy to make and I am sure fun to receive as well. 

I will have a few more things for sale so if you are in the Sheridan, Wyoming area, stop by the Wesleyan Church anytime between 9:00am - 3:00pm and shop with me.

Supplies:
Cupcakes:
Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners
Paper: Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Ink: Early Espresso
Other: Hershey's Kisses, Hershey's Hugs

Soda Pop Top Necklace:
Stamps: Oh, Hello, Collage Curios
Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Versamark
Paper: Very Vanilla
Accessories: Big Shot Machine
Embellishments: Soda Pop Tops, Basic Rhinestones, Champagne Shimmer Paint, Stampin' Spritzer
Other: Leather Cord Necklaces, Ball Chain

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Get Your NEW Catalog FREE!

The release of the NEW Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog is an exciting time for me.  I would love to add your name to my list of FREE catalog recipients.

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Here is a list of ways you can/will receive a FREE Catalog from me.  The following customers will receive the catalog automatically.

*Current customers placing regular orders through me, not just when I offer a special.
*Be a Big Shot at Home participants - the next round starts May 15th, click HERE for info on joining us.
*Coast to Coast Stampin' Buddies - must be current on your ordering - click HERE for the details on this program.
*Stamp Club Members local and long distance

If you are wondering if you will automatically receive a catalog from me, please EMAIL ME and I can check for you.


Be a Big Shot at Home starting in May!!

Round 6 of my Be a Big Shot At Home Class Series starts May 15th!!!    Each month for four months, I send you supplies and instructions to create 3-4 Big Shot projects in the comfort of your own home using various dies and materials.

You will also receive the new Annual Catalog in May.

At the end of the series, you will receive a gift certificate from me in the amount of $150 to purchase your own Big Shot or any other catalog merchandise you need.  What are you waiting for, sign up today!!

Better yet, sign up with a friend and create the projects together each month!

Click this link to view the flyer and either call or email me with your info Download Be_A_Big_Shot_May2013

Some of the projects we created in Round 5 :-)

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Here are some of the comments from my class participants:  

*Looking forward to the next stage of this big shot class in the mail  =)
*I loved everything you gave us in the Be a Big Shot at Home Classes.  Just wish I could buy all the goodies that go with them.  Thanks for all your hard work.
*I would love to join the next round of BSAH club. I've really enjoyed the projects and because of the samples you've sent, I have bought a few dies I had not planned on buying.
*Your projects are very creative and adorable. Keep up the good work.
*This was so much fun, sign me up for round five!
*Thanks! I have really enjoyed this series and am certainly interested in another round!  Great ideas as always!
*Thanks so much!  I certainly do want to be a part of Round 5!
 *Count me in!!!  I love this! Such an awesome idea and great ideas from you. 

Click to download the information sheet ---->  Download Be_A_Big_Shot_May2013

I look forward to stamping with you!


My Digital Studio - Lemon Bars Recipe

Another MDS recipe for you. This was a recipe for my swap group in March. I love Lemon Bars and was thrilled to use the Tart & Tangy download to create this recipe card.

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I created the recipe in MDS and printed it on Whisper White with my home computer.  I then mounted it onto a 4x6 piece of Whisper White.

LemonBarsYou can create recipe cards, scrapbook pages, greeting cards and more with MDS and now you can get it for only $19.95. Check it out HERE.

If you already have MDS and just need to upgrade to the latest version, you can do that for free HERE.

Tons of Digital Downloads to choose from and more are released every Tureday.  See the latest downloads HERE.
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Join my team through May 31st and receive $155 in products for only $99.  You choose what goes in your Starter Kit and if it is NEW products you want, join with me on or after April 24th and choose sneak peak items. Let me know if you are interested and I can send you more information.

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One of the many reasons I love my job is that I have the flexibility to "leave work" if my family needs me and that is a great feeling.  Are you looking to start your own business and be able to set your own hours too?  If so, we should talk.  Give me a call or email me and we can chat.


7th Annual "You Might be Psychic" contest

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This contest is so much fun!!  The Retiring Stamp Set List will be posted on April 24th.  To participate in the fun, all you have to do is thumb through your catalog and choose 12 stamp sets that you think will be on the retirement list. (hostess sets and mini catalog sets do not count).  The person with the most correct sets on their list will WIN!!!

EMAIL your list to me no later than midnight on April 22nd, 2013 and your name will go in the drawing for an any price stamp set (no hostess sets) of your choice. You can choose to redeem your stamp set in May with the current catalog or in June with the new catalog.  In the case of a tie, the earliest received entry will be the winner. 

The winner will be notified April 24th.  All participants will receive a coupon to be used on an order in May placed after May 6th.  Good Luck and have fun!!!! Only Customers and Demonstrators on my team are eligible, thanks for understanding. :-)

Teashoppefc3cups Here is a sample with a stamp set that I think might be retiring, Tea Shoppe, however, I have absolutely no insider information. :-)

If the list is leaked early, the contest ends at that time.

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