Sale-a-bration 2014

February 2014 Control Freaks Blog Tour!

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Welcome to the February 2014 Tour de Freaks Blog Hop! We are so excited to have you join us today.

This month is Mish Mash so you will see projects using lots of different Stampin' Up! productsOur tour features some of your favorite Control Freaks Stampers. You may have just come from the blog of the incredibly talented Julie Davison, 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 not be working yet.  The tour officially begins on the 20th.

My first project is a fun card with a definite retro feel.  The Geometrical Stamp Set and  Retro Fresh This & That Designer Washi Tape adds such flair to your projects!
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The fun retro image from the Geometrical stamp set was stamped on a tag created with our NEW Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  I punched 1/8" holes through the two o's in the word Hooray and placed a scrap of So Saffron behind it.  Fringe Scissors are a must and they add a fun detail under the main layer.  The thin satin Tangerine Tango ribbon is from the Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack and you can find it on the Clearance Rack.

Supplies:
Geometrical Stamp Set, Retro Fresh This and That Washi Tape, Fringe Scissors, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack, Coastal Cabana, So Saffron, Crumb Cake and Whisper White card stock, Baked Brown Sugar Ink pad.

My next project uses the Good as Gold Card Kit from the Sale-a-bration Brochure.  You can choose the Good as Gold Card Kit FREE with a $50 order through March 31st.

I cut one of the cards in half to create two mini thank you cards for my hostesses this week.  I then used the Envelope Punch Board to make coordinating envelopes for each one. The measurements for an envelope that will fit a 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 card are right on the board.
 
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This kit comes with a sheet of greetings in various languages.  I wanted to use all the tags so I stamped images from the Photopolymer set called Another Thank You to create little banners to cover the words.

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Here is a close up of the front of the card.  I used one of the gold envelope liners, included in the kit to punch small hearts and attached them to the front of each mini card and to the envelopes.  The Baker's Twine is also included in the kit so I tied a cute bow and attached it to the heart with a Glue Dot.

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Supplies:
Another Thank You Photopolymer stamp set, Good as Gold Card Kit (choose this free with a $50 order), Paper Snips, Small Heart Punch, Envelope Punch Board, Pistachio Pudding, Coastal Cabana card stock, glue dots

That does it for me, your next stop is the blog of another talented Control Freak Stamper, Justin Krieger, I know you will love what he has to share.

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Sale-a-bration Good as Gold Card Kit

The Good as Gold Card Kit is one of the Sale-a-bration choices this year and I love it.  The gold dots are super shiny and give the cards that little something extra.

See all the Sale-a-bration choices on the flyer HERE.

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I made the card on the right like the sample in the Sale-a-bration Brochure.  The card on the left was CASE'd from a swap I received from Julie Davison.  I cut one of the Good as Gold cards in half.   Mounted it on a piece of Basic Black and attached it to a Bermuda Bay card base.  The gold strips were cut off the bottom of one of the envelope liners also included in the kit. 

The flower image is from the Petal Parade stamp set which is also a Sale-a-bration choice.  I stamped it in Tangerine Tango and punched it out with the 1-1/4" Circle Punch and layered it on a 1-3/8" Circle Punch in Bermuda Bay.  The circles were layered on a piece of Pistachio Pudding card stock punched with the Blossom Punch. 

Here are a couple of mini cards I made with the kit.  I simply cut them in half and created my own envelopes with the Envelope Punch Board.

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Order the supplies in my store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com

SPECIAL - All orders of $45 or more placed in my Online Store this week that use this Hostess Code  K39QS2VG will receive a FREE gift from me.  You can start shopping at www.shoppingwithbarb.com and don't forget if your order is $50 or more, you will also get to choose a FREE Sale-a-bration item.

  • Join my team during Sale-a-bration and receive and extra $25 in product in your kit. The kit gives you $150 in product for only $99. Click HERE to read more.
  • Weekly Deals continue, add any of these discounted items to your order and when you reach $50, choose a Sale-a-bration item FREE! Download Sab-flyer
  • NEW Texture Boutique Machine - Small, compact machine designed for embossing folders.
  • Sans & Stripes Alphabet - the newest addition to our Photopolymer Sets
  • BRAND NEW - Customizable Circle Monogram stamps- See some samples I created HERE

 


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I used another tag from the Retro Fresh Designer Journaling Tags on this card.  I chose the Thanks tag and used coordinating colors for the rest of my card. 

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I added some of the So Saffron Grid Pattern from the I Am Me Designer Series Paper on the bottom and the Sale-a-bration Decorative Dots Folder on the top.  I thought the Gold Sequin Trim was a nice separator.  I mounted the tag on a layer of Very Vanilla and then used the Fringe Scissors on a scrap of Coastal Cabana card stock to add some fun fringe.

I cropped a small banner from the Banner Blast stamp set with the Banner Punch to add some interest at the top left corner of the tag.

You can earn the Decorative Dots Folder, the Banner Blast stamp set or the Banner Punch set FREE with a $50 order placed in my Onine Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com Order $150 and choose all three. :-)

 Order these and your other Paper Crafting supplies in my Online Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com 

  • Join my team during Sale-a-bration and receive and extra $25 in product in your kit. The kit gives you $150 in product for only $99. Click HERE to read more.
  • Weekly Deals continue, add any of these discounted items to your order and when you reach $50, choose a Sale-a-bration item FREE! Download Sab-flyer
  • While supplies last, our Valentine Items are still available.
  • NEW Texture Boutique Machine - Small, compact machine designed for embossing folders.
  • Sans & Stripes Alphabet - the newest addition to our Photopolymer Sets
  • BRAND NEW - Customizable Circle Monogram stamps- See some samples I created HERE

Retro Fresh and Banner Blast

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Had some fun using the Retro Fresh Suite yesterday.  I started with a design from the Retro Fresh Designer Journaling Tags.  I chose the large Happy Birthday Tag and created the card using the colors found on the tag.

I ran a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Tangerine Tango and through my NEW Texture Boutique Embossing Machine with the Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to create the background.  I then added a 1-3/4 x 5-1/4  strip of Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper to the bottom and covered a strip of Very Vanilla with the Coastal Cabana Arrow print pattern from the Retro fresh This and That Designer Washi Tape.

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For some added interest, I used one of the Candy Dots Brad Bases and a So Saffron Candy Dot in the top left corner of the tag and backed it with a stamped image from the Sale-a-bration set called Banner Blast that was punched out with the Banner Punch.

You can earn the Banner Blast stamp set or the Banner Punch set FREE with a $50 order placed in my Onine Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com Order $100 and choose them both. :-)

Order these and your other Paper Crafting supplies in my Online Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com

  • Join my team during Sale-a-bration and receive and extra $25 in product in your kit. The kit gives you $150 in product for only $99. Click HERE to read more.
  • Weekly Deals continue, add any of these discounted items to your order and when you reach $50, choose a Sale-a-bration item FREE! Download Sab-flyer
  • While supplies last, our Valentine Items are still available.
  • NEW Texture Boutique Machine - Small, compact machine designed for embossing folders.
  • Sans & Stripes Alphabet - the newest addition to our Photopolymer Sets
  • BRAND NEW - Customizable Circle Monogram stamps- See some samples I created HERE.

Sale-a-bration Petal Parade & Sweetheart Treat Bags

How fun is this!!  I made an envelope out of one of our super cute Sweetheart Treat Bags.   The Sweetheart Treat Bags come with twelve treat bags, twelve printed flags and twelve pre-cut pieces of Baker's Twine.  These bags are only available through February 14th so get yours today.

Countless_sayings_sweet_treat_outThese bags make adorable treats for Valentine's Day but you can certainly use them for other occasions like I did with this birthday note card.

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Cut just enough off the top of the bag to remove the zig zag border for a clean edge.  Punch half of a 1" Circle on the left side for a thumb hold.

Countless_sayings_sweet_treat_inMy note card is 3-3/8" 4-5/8" and I stamped the scalloped border image from the Petal Parade  in Jet Black StazOn along the bottom of the notecard.

The printed banner is included with the treat bags and I added a thinner but longer banner from Basic Black card stock for a pop.  The "Birthday Hugs" greeting is from one of our latest Photopolymer sets called Countless Sayings 2. 

Countless_sayings_sweet_treat_close1I combined the words "birthday" and "hugs" onto one clear block and stamped it in Real Red ink onto Whisper White card stock.  I punched it out with the 1-3/8" Circle Punch and added a cute bow I tied using the Baker's Twine that is included with the treat bags.

 

Countless_sayings_sweet_treat_closeOur new Petite Petals Punch was used to create a fun accent on the thumbhold.  I also added one of our Candy Dots Brad Bases and included a Candy Dot from the Brights Collection to the center.  I added another Petite Petals flower to the back to cover the brad for a finished look.

Order the supplies to create this fun card in my Onlne Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com 

 

For those of you who don't have a Sale-a-bration Brochure, I have this one page printable flyer that you can download. Download Sab-flyer

  • Join my team during Sale-a-bration and receive and extra $25 in product in your kit. The kit gives you $150 in product for only $99. Click HERE to read more.
  • Weekly Deals continue, add any of these discounted items to your order and when you reach $50, choose a Sale-a-bration item FREE!
  • While supplies last, our Valentine Items are still available.
  • Countless Sayings 1 & 2 - our newest Photopolymer Sets  

Sale-a-bration Twisty Treats Kit

TwistytreatskitSale-a-bration continues, and the Twisty Treats Kit is one of the items you can choose FREE with a $50 order placed with me in person, over the phone, via email or in my Online Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com

The kit has a retail value of $12.95 and includes:
12 Printed Cellophane Bags
12 Printed Twist Ties
12 Die Cut Hexagon Tags
20 Die Cut Printed Rectangle Tags
12 Self Adhesive Glittered Hearts

I had a workshop for one of my friends earlier this month and I made her a cute Hostess Gift with this kit.  I included some stamps, Baker's Twine, and buttons.  I wrapped the printed Twist Tie around a paintbrush for some added fun. :-)

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The tags and glittery heart are also included in the kit. :-)

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My Sale-a-bration Brochures arrived in mailboxes last week.  If you didn't receive one and are a customer of mine, please let me know and I will get one out to you.  If not, I have this one page printable flyer that you can download.  Download Sab-flyer

  • Join my team during Sale-a-bration and receive and extra $25 in product in your kit.  The kit gives you $150 in product for only $99. Click HERE to read more.
  • Weekly Deals continue, add any of these discounted items to your order and when you reach $50, choose a Sale-a-bration item FREE!
  • While supplies last, our Valentine Items are still available.
  • Superbowl Special is coming, stay tuned.....

$25 FREE when you Join my Team!

Sale-a-bration has started and as a customer, you can earn a FREE item with each $50 purchase, as a hostess, you will earn an additional $30 with a $300 party, however, the best deal during Sale-a-bration is when you join my team as a demonstrator!!

Join_my_teamOur Starter Kit is only $99 and you normally receive $125 worth of products and you get to choose it all BUT if you join during Sale-a-bration, you will receive an extra $25 in your Starter Kit making the value of your kit $150.

That's right, you choose $150 worth of products, anything you like from any of our catalogs or the Online Store and pay only $99 plus tax.

BONUS perk - join now and if you choose to attend our Annual Convention in Salt Lake City, UT this coming July your registration fee is FREE!!!

If you are ready to Join the Fun and become a demonstrator on my team today, click HERE and the click the "Join Now" button.

Some of the perks when you join my team:

•30% Off on your first order if you place it within 45 days after signing up.
•20% Off all orders as long as you are active.
•Access to the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Website – packed with ideas, video trainings, webinars, techniques, tutorials and more.
•Access to StampinConnection.com – Stampin’ Up’s exclusive online community for demonstrators only.
•Make Extra Money! – You can earn up to 40% commission on your personal purchases & customer sales.
•Free Incentive Trips! Every year you have the opportunity to earn 1 of 2 FREE Stampin’ Up! Trips
•Great Rewards Points – Earn points for every dollar you sell/purchase. A minimum of 1000 points are required per quarter to redeem points for prizes.
•Free Annual and Seasonal Catalogs.
•Free Bi-monthly Stampin’ Success magazine – includes great tips & techniques!

 More information can be found on my blog HERE.

Please feel free to contact me via email or phone if you have any additional questions.


Texture Boutique Embossing Machine!!

So excited to share this news.  The Texture Boutique Machine is back!!  If you love the look of texture on your paper crafting projects then this adorable little machine is deisgned for you.  I am going to call mine the Baby Big Shot. :-)

Order your Texture Boutique Machine #132657 in my Online Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com
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The Texture Boutique Embossing Machine works with our Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece.

This machine embosses only; it does not die cut. Comes with 1 pair of Standard Embossing Pads and 1 Mylar Shim.

 

We have a number of Textured Impressions Embossing Folders that you can run through this machine and to see all of them including Clearance Rack Folders, go to my Online Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com and type the word "folder" into the search line on the left of the screen. 

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If you order the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine and all three of the new folders you will qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift!  You might want to choose the Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item 133520) as your FREE gift.

Ordering codes for the three new folders:
#132970 Ampersand Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
#132187 Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
#132971 Scallops Textured Impressions Embossing Folder


Sale-a-bration Oval Accents Die and Petal Parade

Sale-a-bration is coming!!!  Starting Tuesday, January 28th, you will earn FREE items with every $50 you spend with me, in person or through my Online Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com

This card uses four of the items you can earn FREE:
Petal Parade stamp set
Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper
Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack
Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

I received this fun card from my dear friend Kelly Acheson. She used the Crisp Cantaloupe Card Stock and the Oval Accent Bigz Clear Die for the main layer and attached it to a quarter sheet of Pistachio Pudding card stock folded down the middle so it sits like an eaasel. I love fun fold cards.

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Here is a side view of this card.

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She stamped the large flower from the Sale-a-bration set called Petal Parade on the Whisper White Circle in Pool Party.  The two circles are attached to one of our Tea Lace Paper Doilies and a cute bow made with the Crisp Cantaloupe Twine that comes in the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack finished it off.

Sale-a-bration brochures arrived in my customers mailboxes last week.  If you are a customer of mine and need a brochure, email me and let me know.  If you have a relationship with another demonstrator, please ask him/her for a copy.

Order the supplies to create this card in my Online Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com

Six_weeks_bannerThe first issue of my Six Weeks of Sale-a-bration Project ideas went out today.  Did you get it?  If not, you need to subscribe to my newsletter HERE.

 

 

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Treats for the Sweet Class To Go  Fee includes shipping and all the precut items to make two cards and four 3-D projects.  Candy and stamped images are not included.

Treats for the Sweet Class To Go $28.95

Six Weeks of Sale-a-bration Ideas is coming!

Join me for my annual Six Weeks of Sale-a-bration ideas.  I have teamed up with some very talented demonstrators to bring you these wonderful project ideas.  We will be showing you the various products in the Sale-a-bration Brochure that you can earn FREE with orders placed with me January 28th - March 31st.

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The first issue will go out on Sunday, January 26th and subsequent issues will be approximately every two weeks throughout the Sale-a-bration period.

 If you do not already receive my newsletter, you can sign up for it HERE

CalendarsMy current Hostess Code is YS2F72YJ - when you add this code to your $40 Online Orders, I will send you a FREE Magnetic Coaster Calendar and a couple yards of ribbon or trim.
After entering your first item, click "View my Cart" & add the hostess code to the box in the bottom left corner of the screen. Orders must use the hostess code to receive the freebies.

Free_markersStart your new Paper Pumpkin subscription by February 10th and you will receive a FREE set of In Color Markers with your first kit. Subscribe by January 25th and I will send you a goodie pack in February after your first kit ships. Go to www.barbspaperpumpkin.com to start your subscription.