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July 2013

Fun with the Gingham Wheel!

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When I saw a similar card in Pinterest, I knew it would be one of the cards for my clubs in June.  Thanks to Cindee Wilkinson for the idea.

Perfect Plum is a color I love but don't use often and I love it on this card.  We rolled the Gingham Wheel across my ink pad and then used the edge of a clear stamp case to line it up perfectly along the card.

The Five Way Flower Single Stamp added the perfect focal point.  We also added some fun paper piercing and a couple of Regals Candy Dots.

Supplies:
Stamps: Five Way Flower #131088, A Round Array Wood #1129087 or Clear #129090
Ink: Perfect Plum
Paper: Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Accessories: 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch #119854, 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch #127811, 7/8" Scallop Circle PUnch #129404
Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack #126187, Stampin' Pierce Mat #126199
Embellishments - Regals Candy Dots #130932

Order your Stampin' Up! Supplies in my Online Store
www.shoppingwithbarb.com

What's Going On: 
  • Mystery Hostess Party - place your orders in my Online Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com and use Hostess Code 4WU4JXMK for your chance to win the hostess benefils.  Click HERE for details!
  • Buy Three, Get One Free Designer Series Paper ends July 31st, Click HERE for details.
  • Join my team by August 31st and receive a FREE Project Kit in your Starter Kit, 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!
  • Carve your own stamps!!  The NEW Undefined kit makes it easy, Click HERE for details!
  • Sign up today to start your Paper Pumpkin subscription with me and get your first two months for only $10 each!, 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.
  •  View MY DIGITAL STUDIO software & downloads HERE.
  • I would love for you to Like Me on Facebook!
  • Follow me on Pinterest.

World Treasures From 1, 2, 3

A card from a recent Technique Geeks Class, I call it From 1, 2, 3.  Take a large image, stamp it then punch it out in different areas.  Place them on your project for a fun look.

If you are looking to learn new Techniques, I sell my Technique Geek Files, check it out HERE on my blog.

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Thanks for looking, order your supplies in my
Online Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com 

Supplies:
Stamps: World Treasures C#126767 or W#132100
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Ink: Pacific Point, Old Olive
Accessories: Big Shot Machine #113439, Argyle Embossing Folder#127750, Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003, Postge Stamp Punch #122344

Order your Stampin' Up! Supplies in my Online Store
www.shoppingwithbarb.com

What's Going On: 
  • Mystery Hostess Party - place your orders in my Online Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com and use Hostess Code 4WU4JXMK for your chance to win the hostess benefils.  Click HERE for details!
  • Buy Three, Get One Free Designer Series Paper ends July 31st, Click HERE for details.
  • Join my team by August 31st and receive a FREE Project Kit in your Starter Kit, 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!
  • Carve your own stamps!!  The NEW Undefined kit makes it easy, Click HERE for details!
  • Sign up today to start your Paper Pumpkin subscription with me and get your first two months for only $10 each!, 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.
  •  View MY DIGITAL STUDIO software & downloads HERE.
  • I would love for you to Like Me on Facebook!
  • Follow me on Pinterest.

July 2013 Control Freaks Blog Tour!

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

This month we are sharing some of our Favorite Fun Items.  Our tour is nice and short and features some of your favorite Control Freaks Stampers. You may have just come from Sandy Mathis 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 26th, please note that not all links may be working yet.  The tour officially begins on the 27th.

I chose to use some Halloween themed items from the Holiday Catalog.  The Halloween Happiness single stamp is just my style.....cute!  I also knew I had to use the Black & Orange Stampin' Glitter and the Witches' Brew Designer Washi Tape.  I stamped my image from Everything Eleanor and covered it with Heat & Stick Powder, heat it just a bit so it would be tacky, added the glitter and heat again to set, love the sparkle!!  I added one of the patterns in the Washi Tape to the top of the tag for more Halloween fun.

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My second project is also a Halloween Card, can you tell that I love Halloween!!  This card uses the Tags 4 You stamp set and coordinating Label Bracket Punch on page 37.  You can purchase these two items in a bundle and save 15%.Tags4youdazzle
Tags4youdazzlecloseThe focal point was created by stamping the main image in Jet Black StazOn onto a Window Sheet.  I then mixed Dazzling Details Glitter Adhesive with a bit of Pumpkin Pie reinker and "painted" the reverse of the image with an old Blender Pen.  I let it dry and cut it out.  I added it to a scrap of Very Vanilla that was punched out with the Label Bracket Punch and layered that on a circle from the Circles Collection Framelits.  A bit of piercing with the Essentials Piercing Pack finished it off.

 

That does it for me, your next stop is the blog of another talented Control Freak Stamper and one of my dear friends, Dawn Olchefske, I know you will love what she has to share.

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Mystery Hostess Party while I am on vacation!!

4WU4JXMKI am heading out on our annual two week camping/boating vacation at Swan Lake in Montana on Friday.  I am having a Mystery Party while I am gone!!  If you place an order with me by August 11th, please use this hostess code 4WU4JXMK and I will award the hostess benefits to one lucky winner when I return on August 12th. I will also send a few random customers FREE stamp sets from my stash so there will be more than one winner. :-)

Order Online at www.shoppingwithbarb.com add your first item number, add the hostess code in the bottom left box and CLICK APPLY. If you don't use the hostess code, your order will not count towards the mystery hostess benefits.
 
If your order is over $150, please do not use the hostess code, take the hostess benefits for yourself. You will still be entered in the FREE stamp set....Thanks!!!

Another Wildflower Meadow Window

I posted THIS CARD last week and mentioned that I had created a few different cards using the Wildflower Meadow Bundle and these colors.

Order the Wildflower Bundle and save 15% over purchaing the items separately.
Wood - Wildflower Meadow Bundle #132735 
Clear - Wildflower Meadow Bundle #132985 

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I inked my stamp with Crisp Canteloupe and stamped it on some Whisper White.  I ran that through the Big Shot Machine with the Wildflower Meadow Fodler and cut it to the size I wanted.

I created the windows with our new Squares Collection Framelits.  In case you are wondering, here are the sizes of the square framelits:

Squares Collection Framelits - order them in my store #130921 
1 1/8"
1 1/2"
2"
2 3/8"
2 13/16"
3 1/4"
3 11/16"
4 3/8"

I stamped one of the flowers from the Summer Silhouettes stamp set, punched it out and layered it on a 1 3/8 Circle.  I applies SNAIL adhesive all the way arond the back of the circle and added the NEW Ruffle Stretch Trim Ribbon along the edges, sooo easy!!!

Supplies:
Stamps: Wildflower Meadow Bundle C#132985 or W#132735, Summer Silhouettes C#126447 or W#132082, Express Yourself Hostess Set C#130339 or W#130336
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Canteloupe, Whisper White
Ink: Crisp Canteloupe, Calypso Coral, Baked Brown Sugar
Accessories: 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8 Circle Punch, Big Shot Machine, Squares Collection Framlelilts #130921
Embellishments: Candy Dots-Subtles #130933, Candy Dot Brad Bases #132293, Crisp Canteloupe Ruffle Stretch Trim Ribbon #130021

BogoBuy three packages of Designer Series paper get one FREE through July 31st, Details HERE.

 

 

FreekitJoin my team of demonstrators through August 31st and receive a FREE Project Kit, click HERE for more info.

 

UndefinedlogoHave you ever needed a greeting that you couldn't find? Need a logo for your event? Want a stamp with your baby's hand or foot print?  You can create these stamps and more with our Undefined Stamp Carving Kit, see it HERE.

 


July Paper Pumpkin

I received my July Paper Pumpkin Kit a couple of days ago and I wanted to show you what I did with it.  It is a fun pennant making kit and since my birthday is today, the "It's Your Day" pennant will look perfect on the cake my kids and husband bought for me.

JulyprojectHowever, not everyone has a birthday to celebrate this month.  I though how cute those smaller pennants would look on greeting cards.

I took the supplies out of the kit, added some additional card stock and the "A Fitting Occasion" stamp set to create this card.

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I am so happy with the way it turned out.  The three background stamps included with this months kit are ones I will be using alot.  Here is a shot of what I received in my kit.

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Three background stamps, two Stampin' Spots (Pool Party and Summer Starfruit), Baker's Twine, Clothespins, a number of blank pennants, the letters on the circles spell out some party words but I chose to use the back sides of them to create my card.  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of it.

Did you know that if you are a NEW Paper Pumpkin subscriber and subscribe by August 31st, you can get your first two months for only $10 each including the shipping.  What a great deal.  You will receive the Welcome Kit your first month and then the following months kit for only $10 each month.  Be sure to go to www.barbspaperpumpkin.com and enter the promo code of PUMPKINDEAL below the quantity to get your first two months for only $10.  Please note, this is for new subscribers only.


Holiday Catalog - NEW Product Shares

The NEW Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog is hitting your mailboxes and I have been receiving emails asking when I would be announcing my Holiday Catalog Product Shares.  

TODAY!!!

I have been doing Product Shares for over six years and have a loyal following.  This share is the perfect size to give you a sampling of all the wonderful new products in the Holiday Catalog.  I include samples from the papers, ribbons, tags, bows, clips, bling, card kits, boxes, bags, etc.

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Photo- 2012 Holiday Share
Each share needs four participants and the cost is only $31.99.  If you need it shipped to you, please add $5.95 for the Legal Priority Envelope (this handles the 12x6 card stock and the large gift box).  I will send the paypal invoices according to SU guidelines.

More details and pictures will be announced on August 1st when the catalog goes live.  I will place the first order on August 1st.

Get in on the Early Bird Special.  Send me an email ( barb@barbstamps.com ) by Friday, July 26th  letting me know how many shares you would like and you will receive two FREE Envelope Liners with envelopes cut from my stash of Designer Series Papers in your package.  The Envelope Liners Framelit Collection is a new product and will make sending your cards even more fun. :-)  Please note that Be a Big Shot at Home, Club and Class orders do not qualify.


Carve your own stamps!!! Undefined!!

Stampin' Up! just announced a BRAND NEW product called Undefined.  This kit will allow you to create your own rubber stamps from your images!!  WOO HOO!!!

Check out the flyer describing what you receive in the kits and scroll down for a video to show you how.  Download Undefined_flyer 

Order your Undefined Kits in my Online Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com  
Undefined Stamp Carving Kit 133402
Undefined Stamp Carving Refill Kit  134808 

Carve your own stamps and mount them to our CLING FOAM to use them as clear mounted stamps.

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In Color Ombre'

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From a recent Technique Geeks Class, we learned the Ombre technique.  We also colored the White Organza Ribbon using the Pistachio Pudding reinker. :-)

Order your supplies in my Online Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com

Supplies:
Stamps: From my Heart
Paper:Whisper White, Coastal Cabana
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding
Accessories: Big Shot, Labels Framelits Collection, Ovals Framelits Collection, Heat Tool
Embellishments: Basic Rhinestones, White Organza Ribbon, White Embossing Powder

Buy three DSP, get one FREE, details HERE

Join my Team and receive a FREE project Kit, details HERE


Free Project Kit When you Join my Team!

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As a New Demonstrator who joins my team any time between Monday, July 15th and August 31st, you can choose one of four project kits for FREE!!  This project kit is in addition to the $125 of catalog merchandise you choose in your starter kit.
 
Kit Options:  The first three project kits are from the upcoming holiday catalog and the last option is from the annual catalog.

Bundles

*Build a Banner Simply Created Kit #133507 AND the Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit #132698 a $29.90 value.

*Build a Banner Simply Created Kit #133507 AND the Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit #132697 a $29.90 value

*Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit #133463 a $19.95 value.

*Tag a Bag Bundle #131371 AND the Tag a Box Bundle #131372 a $22.45 value.

Click HERE to join my team today.

Download the Starter Kit Order Form and make it easy to choose the contents of your Starter Kit.  Download Starter_Kit_Order_Form

Contact me if you have any questions regarding any of this information. 307-752-3037 or email your questions to me at barb@barbstamps.com


Wildflower Meadow Window

I am back in Billings, helping my mom recover from her surgery.  Thank you for your well wishes and prayers, she is doing better.  :-)

I am loving this large background stamp called Wildflower Meadow with its coordinating Wildflower Meadow Embossing Folder.

You can order these two items in a bundle and save 15%
Wildflower Meadow Bundle - Clear #132985    
Wildflower Meadow Bundle - Wood #132735    

We used it in my clubs last month and I created a few samples before deciding on the final project.  I will show you my final project in another post.

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I used a few of the NEW In Colors (click HERE to see them in my store) on my card, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Baked Brown Sugar. I also added one of the patterns from the redesigned 2013-2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack behind my main image.

The Ruffle Stretch Trim Ribbon is perfect for adding an accent along the edge.  I cut the window and layering squares behind the main image with the NEW Squares Collection Framelits (order them #130921)

Order any of the following supplies from me in my
Online Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com 

Supplies:
Stamps:  Wildflower Meadow Clear #129168 or Wood #129165, Summer Silhouettes Clear #126447 or Wood, #132082 Fabulous Phrases Clear #120501 or Wood #128577
Paper: Crisp Canteloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar, 2013-2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink: Crisp Canteloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar
Accessories: Big Shot Machine, Squares Collection Framelits #130921, 3 1/2" Circle Originals Die #121811
Embellishments: Pistachio Pudding Ruffle Stretch Trim Ribbon #130020, Calypso Coral Bakers Twine 125573

 


FREE DSP - Eastern Elegance!

Have you heard?  If you buy three packages of Designer Series Paper, you will get one FREE!!  Who doesn't love FREE stuff right. :-)

I chose the Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper Pack for this card.  The design would look great with any of the other papers we carry.

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I used four of the twelve patterns on my card and the colors are Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Smokey Slate and Basic Gray. 

Order any three packages of Designer Series Paper on the list and choose one FREE!

Did you notice the banner "window" in the middle?  I created it by using the Banner Framelit included in the Hearts a Flutter Framelit Set.  After I cut the window and added the side banners, I attached it to my main card base with a bunch of Stampin' Dimensionals.

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The "valance" was created by a 1/2" strip of one of the paper patterns and the Coastal Cabana Ruffle Trim Ribbon under it.  The Crushed Curry Baker's Twine comes in the Tag a Bag Bundle.

Order any of the supplies to make this card iin my Online Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com

Supplies:
Stamps: Happy Day Clear #130297 or Wood #130294 
Paper: Whisper White, Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper #130131 
Embellishments: Coastal Cabana Ruffle Stretch Trim #130024, Tag a Bag Bundle #131371 
Accessories: Big Shot Machine #113439, Magnetic Platform #130658, Hearts a Flutter Framelits #130159 

 

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


Winners, Winners!

Sorry it has taken me so long to post this. I was called out of town on an emergency with my mom.  She had surgery to insert a rod in her femur to repair a bad stress fracture.  I will be heading out of town again later this week to help her recover.

Anyway, I have the winners from my Mystery Hostess ordering two weeks ago.  These gals will win a packet of supplies from one of my Be a Big Shot at Home Classes.

Sally S
Jayne W
Helen N

Congratulations gals, your packages will be out of here this week before I leave. :-)

You can place your orders in my Online Store anytime at www.shoppingwithbarb.com

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Remember the buy Three, Get One FREE Designer Series Paper Offer, the details are HERE.


Brides & Babies with the Alphabet Press

Another card from my Monthly Card Buffet Class. This card uses one of our 25th Anniversary stamp sets, called Best of Brides and Babies (order it #133482), check out all the other "Best of" Stamp sets HERE.

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I embossed the background with one of the NEW Textured Impressions Embossing Folders called Alphabet Press shown on page 191 of the 2013 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.

Bridesbabiesbuffet1I stamped the "let the cute begin" image in Chocolate Chip on my strip of Whisper White and snipped the end with the Hexagon Punch to create the banner. 

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I also stamped the image on a scrap piece of Designer Series Paper that I had out, hand cut the onesie and glued it to the main image for my card.  The letters appeared a bit blah to me so I jazzed them up a bit with my Primrose Petals Stampin Write Marker.  I used the writing tip and added polka dots to the letters.

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Supplies:
Stamps: Best of Brides & Babies
Paper: Pacific Point, Marina Mist, Primrose Petals, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Primrose Petals, Pacific Point
Accessories: Alphabet Press Folder, Big Shot Machine, 2 1/2 Circle Punch, Hexagon Punch
Embellishments: Primrose Petals Satin Stitched Ribbon, Pacific Point Stitched Grosgrain

The Clearance Rack has been updated, check it out HERE and when you place your orders in my Online Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com.

*Ready. Set. Send - Premade greeting cards #133384 $19.95
*What to Washi Online Class and Bundle.


Buy three, get one FREE!! Designer Series Paper

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Offer Dates: July 1-31, 2013

Offer Details: Buy three packs of select Designer Series Paper and get one for free!

The Fine Print:

  • These items do not qualify for the offer:
    • Designer Series Paper Stacks
    • Specialty Designer Series Paper
    • Designer Series Paper ordered through hostess benefits
  • Orders may be placed on any type of order (workshop, customer, or online).
  • No limits. Order six? You'll get two for free. Nine? You'll get three for free.
  • Check out our Designer Series Papers in the annual catalog pages 151, 153, and 154.

Choose from the Designer Series Paper packs below for super savings in July!: