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September 2013

Spread the Joy

In April, Stampin' Up! employees were given the challenge to create a "bucket list" stamp set. Emily Montoya "wanted to make a set that could be versatile and usable for lots of different things." Employees fell in love with her design and voted the set to victory!  Spread the Joy, is the first winning stamp set from In With You, our new stamp set design challenge beta program.

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During the swap at Founder's Circle, I received the cutest tag from fellow demonstrator Lynsay Mahon using the Spread the Joy set.  I loved it so much that I wanted to actually use it so turned it into a card and here it is.

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I added a diagonal strip of DSP from the Birthday Basics Package and backed it with a strip of Basic Gray card stock.  The tag was mounted on a Tea Lace Paper Doily and then I added the scalloped paper piercing with the Essentials Paper-Piercing pack.

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Online Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com  

Supplies:
Stamps - Spread the Joy Wood #134781 or Clear #134784 
Paper - Coastal Cabana, Basic Gray, Birthday Basics DSP #130145, Modern Medley DSP #126926 
Ink - Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, Basic Gray
Accessories - Crisp Cantaloupe 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim #130021, Tea Lace paper Doilies #129399, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack #126187, Linen Thread, Decorative Labe Punch #120907, Artisan Label Punch #130920 

 


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Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit

Check out this new Stampin' Kit from Stampin' Up!  It is called the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit.  This would also make the perfect gift for a friend, co-worker, granddaughter, etc. 

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Why go to the store when a birthday, graduation, wedding, or even a time for expressing gratitude comes up? The Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit puts cards for all of those events right at your fingertips. And best of all, they’ll be handmade!  The kit contains everything you need (minus adhesive and scissors) to create 20 beautiful cards for almost any occasion, and it comes with a beautiful box to store your cards in.

Order it today in my Online Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com use Item #134797

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 The Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit includes:
* Cardstock and envelopes for 20 cards
* Twine, buttons & clips
* Pre-cut paper embellishments
* Mini ink pads (Stampin’ Spots)
* Seven-piece Occasions Stamp Set & clear stamp block
* Full color Tips & Tricks brochure for making the cards
* A cool, storable, giftable box


Bite Me!! - New Photopolymer Ser

Just in time for your Halloween project making comes a fun set called Bite Me.  The set comes in Photopolymer only and will make a great addtion to your holiday collection.  Priced at only $13.95, it is certainly budget friendly.  Order it - Bite Me Stamp set #134622 

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Go ahead and say, "Bite me!" all you want-our newest photopolymer stamp set gives you permission. With creepy splotches, spiders, and webs, our Bite Me set will help you go all out on Halloween projects or party favors.

Order your Bite Me stamp set in my Online Store today!
www.shoppingwithbarb.com

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Bite-me-halloween-cardCheck out this love note by one of our catalog designers, Jaimi.  She used the Gold Glitter from our Gold & Silver Stampin' Glitter set on the spider web. 
Stamp your image with Versamark and heat set it using our Heat & Stick Powder.  The Heat & Stick Powder turns to glue when you heat it so you can add your glitter.  Heat & Stick Powder is the perfect product to use when you want a glittery stamped image.

Order it - Gold & Silver Stampin' Glitter #132205 
Order it - Heat & Stick Powder #100625

Caramel-appleHere is another project she created.  The tag was stamped with the little splatter image and the "trick or treat" greeting.  It is a Carmel Apple packaged in a cello bag wrapped with some of our yummy Chevron Ribbon! 

You can find the Gusseted Cellophane Bags on the Clearance Rack for only $1.59 per package of 25, what a GREAT deal!! 

Just right for holiday treats, cookies you stamp with our Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps, and more. New durable material resists wrinkling! 25 per package. 5" x 3" x 11-1/2". (This item is a favorite from the 2012 holiday catalog.)

Order it - Gusseted Cellophone Bags - #127850 only $1.59 
Order it - Pumpkin Pie Chevron Ribbon #130015 

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Winners of the Envelope Punch Boards!!

While I was away attending the Founder's Circle Retreat, I held a drawing for not one but two Envelope Punch Boards.  The winners are:

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and

Linda H

I have your addresses and I will get those boards ordered for you, thanks so  much to everyone who ordered.  Stay tuned for my next giveaway.

You can order your Envelope Punch Board #133774 in my Online Store and while you are here, check out my video in THIS POST showing you how to create a gift box for a set of cards.

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Six Sided Sampler

Greetings!!  While attending the Founder's Circle Retreat last week, a few demonstrators brought some items to share.  Here are a couple of cards using the Six Sided Sampler Bundle.

You can order the Six Sided Sampler stamp set and the Hexagon Punch separately but why would you?  If you order them together, you save 15%. 
Order the Six Sided Sampler in Clear #132724 or Wood #132725 

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Both cards use the same basic layout but they are both so different.  Check out the supply list below.

I had a blast in St. George and I have all of my customers and wonderful downline to thank for it. 

Place your orders in my Online Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com 

Supplies:
Stamps: Six Sided Sampler, Happy Day
Ink: Basic Gray, Coastal Cabana, Jet Black StazOn
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White
Accessories: Hexagon Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes punch Pack, Merry Minis Punch Pack, Linen Thread, 7/16" Natural Trim, 1/8" Mini Silver Brads

New Photopolymer Halloween stamp set called Bite Me #134622, too much fun!

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Banner Greetings Tip

Stampin' Up!'s Hostess stamp set Banner Greetings is a must have.  You can choose this set with your Hostess Dollars when you host a Stampin' Up! party/workshop or place a personal order of $150.  With its various greeting choices, ease of cutting, and trendy style, Banner Greetings is a perfect choice for any occasion!

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BannergreetscoopcloseBarb's TIP: The "baby cakes" image in this set can be covered with the 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch to create the appearance of a solid banner, making this set even more versatile!

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Do you ever suffer from color block? I do and when it happens to me, I grab my Color Coach and know my color combo will be just perfect! This color swatchbook will make choosing your color combinations effortless! I used the Color Coach and the 2013-2015 In Color Cards for this yummy combination.

Supplies
Stamps: Banner Greetings Wood #129711 or  Clear #129714 
A Round Array Wood #129087 or Clear #129090 
Paper: Calypso Coral, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, In Color Designer Series Paper Stack #130136 
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding
Accessories: Color Coach #130118, 2013-2015 In Color Cards #130120, 7/8 Scallop Circle Punch #129404, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #118309, Paper Snips, Pear Pizzazz 3/4" Cheveron Ribbon #130011, Calypso Coral Baker's Twine #125573, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

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New Photopolymer set - Another Thank You
See all the Potopolymer sets HERE.


Muslin Bag Halloween Treat

Have you had a chance to play with the Muslin Bags shown on page 36 of the Holiday Catalog?  They are the perfect size and take ink from a sponge dauber really well.

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I used the stencils that come in the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit to add the chevrons to this fun Halloween Treat Bag.

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I started by stamping my spooky house image from the Best of Halloween set in Jet Black StazOn.  I colored the moon with a Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Marker.  I used one  of the circles in the Circles Collection Framelits as a mask.  I added a bit of SNAIL and placed it over my house.  I drew a circle around it with my Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker.  While the circle was still in place, I laid the chevron stencil over the bag and used a Sponge Dauber to add the Pumpkin Pie ink.

Check out all the Bst of Stamp Sets HERE.

BARB'S TIP: Place a piece of chipboard inside your bag.  This creates a nice hard surface to sponge on.

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The trick or treat greeting, also from the Best of Halloween set was stamped in black on a strip of Pumpkin Pie and I used my Paper Snips to add a banner end.  I punched a hole in the other end and added one of the cute safety pins from the Vintage Trinkets pack of embellishments. 

Supplies:
Stamps: Best of Halloween #134381
Paper: Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, PUmpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight Marker
Accessories: Vintagae Trinkets #118764, Muslin Bags #132180, Build a Banner Simply Created Kit #133507

FREE Envelope Punch Board!!! I will be giving away at least one maybe two Envelope Punch Boards for orders received while I am attending the Founder's Circle Retreat this week so get your order together and go to www.shoppingwithbarb.com You have through today, Sunday September 22nd to place your minimum $35 orders to be entered. Everyone who places an order of $35 or more will be entered in the drawing. 

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Butterfly Bundle and Chevrons

Pulled out my Positively Chevron background stamp to create this fun card set and box to gift them in.  You can watch my video showing you how to create the box with the Envelope Punch Board HERE.

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I inked the Chevron stamp in Pistachio Pudding and stamped it on some Whisper White.  One of the Deco Labels Framelits Collection was used to create a window for the butterfly and greeting.

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I also used the

Butterfly Bundle available through Sept. 30th.  Bundle includes Papillon Potpourri stamp set & Bitty Butterfly Punch (order it in Clear #135311 or Wood #135312). 

My butterfly is stamped twice, once in the window and once on a scrap that is punched out.  I added a Glue Dot to the back of the punched out butterfly, attached it to the card and then pulled the wings up just a bit so they look 3D.

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I stamped my greeting from Oh, Hello in Smoky Slate.  My three colors came from the Color Coach and they are Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush and Smoky Slate.

Supplies:
Stamps: Oh, Hello Clear #130733 or Wood #131931 
Positively Chevron Clear #130499 or Wood #130496 
Papillon Potpourri Clear #123759 or Wood #132058   
Paper: Strawberry Slush, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Ink: Strawberry Slush, Pistacho Pudding, Smoky Slate
Accessories: Big Shot Machine #113439, Magnetic Platform #130658, Deco Labels Collection Framelits #130102, Bitty Butterfly Punch #129406, Color Coach #130118 

FREE Envelope Punch Board!!! I will be giving away at least one maybe two Envelope Punch Boards for orders received while I am attending the Founder's Circle Retreat this week so get your order together and go to www.shoppingwithbarb.com You have through Sunday September 22nd to place your minimum $35 orders to be entered. Everyone who places an order of $35 or more will be entered in the drawing.


Founder's Circle - Day 1

What a fun day!  I had a great time gathering up my team mates (each year Stampin' Up! groups us into teams for some of the fun events they have planned), we are called the Red Hots!  Each group this year is named after candy!  Here we are after claiming our prize for rounding the team.

I am also posting some updates and pics on my FACEBOOK PAGE, so check that out and like me while you are there.

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Off to dinner with the same wonderful gals, it was yummy!

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Aftger dinner I went back to my room and found my first pillow gift.  A burlap bag of new goodies!  I cannot show you the goodies per Stampin' Up! policy but we will be using the goodies on some projects today.

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Here is a close up of the cute tag made with my Digital Studio.  In case you cannot read it, it says, "do what you love and do it often" :-)

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Don't forget that everyone who orders at www.shoppingwithbarb.com this week will be entered in the drawing for two Envelope Punch Boards, check out the box I made with it HERE.

I also have a video showing you how to make a Washi Tape Shaker Card, scroll down to see that one.

See you later!


VIDEO - Washi Tape Shaker Card

Yesterday I showed you a fun Washi Tape Shaker Card and today, I am going to show you how to make it.
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Movie_film_camera1a VIDEO - Washi Tape Shaker Card (Can't view it in your reader, Click HERE to view it on my blog)
 

Supplies:
Stamps: Christmas Collectibles Bundle Clear #133283 or Wood #133282, Christmas Messages Clear #131793 or Wood #131790
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Champagne Glimmer Paper #127885, Window Sheets #114323
Ink: Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Season of Style Designer Washi Tape #132155, Merry Minis Punch Pack #126882      

FREE Envelope Punch Board!!!  I will be giving away at least one maybe two Envelope Punch Boards for orders received while I am attending the Founder's Circle Retreat this week so get your order together and go to www.shoppingwithbarb.com  You have through Sunday September 22nd to place your minimum $35 orders to be entered.  Everyone who places an order of $35 or more will be entered in the drawing. 

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Washi Tape Shaker Card!

How fun is this? A Washi Tape Shaker Card. I saw this in a presentation by Pam Morgan of the Stampin' Up! Home Office during the 2013 Convention. I have always loved shaker cards and this one is just so fun and simple.

Video can be found in THIS POST.

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I used the Bitty Butterfly Punch that is included in the Butterfly Bundle this month.  You can purchase the Papillon Potpourri stamp set with the Bitty Butterfly Punch (Order it in Clear #135311 or Wood #135312) and save 15% this month.

I punched the butterflies out of our Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper.  The patterns and colors are so fun and bright, Just looking at this card makes me smile.  The pink Washi Tape is included in the Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape Set.

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The stamped images behind the Window Sheet are from the Tape It set.  This set can give you Washi Tape in any color you need.

Come back tomorrow for a video showing you how to make these Washi Tape Shaker Cards.

Supplies:
Stamps: Tape It Clear #130715 or Wood #130712, Thanks & Hello Wood #131459
Paper: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper #129310, Silver Glimmer Paper #124005, Window Sheets #114323
Ink: Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Gingham Garden Washi Tape #129314, Bitty Butterfly Punch #129406 

Place your orders in my Online Store at
www.shoppingwithbarb.com

FREE Envelope Punch Board!!!  I will be giving away at least one maybe two Envelope Punch Boards for orders received while I am attending the Founder's Circle Retreat next week so get your order together and go to www.shoppingwithbarb.com  You have from Monday, September 16th through Sunday September 22nd to place your minimum $35 orders to be entered.  Everyone who places an order of $35 or more will be entered in the drawing. 


My Digital Studio Downloads

Here are the downloads for September 17th,  you can view all the latest downloads in my Online Store HERE.

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New Photopolymer set - Another Thank You
See all the Potopolymer sets HERE.

Congratulations to Donnie C, she is the winner of the
Hostess Rewards for orders placed with me through September 15th. 

Now through September 22nd, all orders of $35 or more
placed through my online store will be entered in the drawing
for two FREE Envelope Punch Boards.
Place your orders at www.shoppingwithbarb.com 


Butterfly Bundle meets Polka Dot Parade

Today is the day I leave for St. George, Utah by way of Billings, Montana for the Founder's Circle Retreat.  I drive the two hours to Billings to catch my plane very early tomorrow morning.  Driving two hours isn't the highlight of my day but shopping will be. :-)  You see, living in a town of about 16,000 is great but it does have it's drawbacks.  No shopping is one of them.

Through September 30th, 2013, you can purchase the Butterfly Bundle at 15% off (Clear #135311 or Wood #135312).  The bundle includes the Papillon Potpourii stamp set and the Bitty Butterfly Punch.

Today, I have paired them with the Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper.  I am a huge fan of polka dot paper and use it alot.  This package has our basic colors so you can use it with any stamp set and for any season or holiday.

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I also made a coordinating envelope for my card using the NEW Envelope Punch Board (read about it HERE).  I used the same sheet of Designer Series Paper that I used to make my card. 

I made this card with a matching envelope for about $1.25.  One full sheet of the Designer Series Paper, half sheet of Tempting Turquiose, quarter sheet of Whisper White, 10" of Real Red Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon and a couple of scraps.  Love it!!!

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The wings of the butterfly are raised as I put one Glue Dot on the back in the middle and then pull up the wings.

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Supplies:
Stamps: Butterfly Bundle purchase it at 15% off Clear #135311 or Wood #135312, Teeny Tiny Wishes Clear #127802 or Wood #128748
Paper: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper #126902
Ink: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Real Red Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Circle Collection Framelits, Bitty Butterfly Punch (part of the Butterfly Bundle)

FREE Envelope Punch Board!!!  I will be giving away at least one maybe two Envelope Punch Boards for orders received while I am attending the Founder's Circle Retreat this week so get your order together and go to www.shoppingwithbarb.com  You have through Sunday September 22nd to place your minimum $35 orders to be entered.  Everyone who places an order of $35 or more will be entered in the drawing.