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March 2014

Last Day to Sale-a-brate!

Today, Monday, March 31st is the last day to Sale-a-brate in 2014.  There are a number of fantastic items you can choose FREE with your $50 orders. 

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Place your $50 order in my store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com and be sure to chooose your FREE Sale-a-bration item before you check out. Use this hostess code ZWJKTC6J and along with your FREE Sale-a-bration item, I will send you a FREE Make & Take kit from a recent class.

Here are a few of the projects I have shared over the past two months.

You can click on the picture if you need the supply list.

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Have you gotten your Best of sets yet? Today is the last day to purchase them.  Stampin' Up! released one each month in 2013 and if you purchase six of the "Best of" stamp sets, you will earn a FREE $14.95 set of your choice, click HERE for the details as the stamps will retire on March 31st.

 

 

DEMO_small1Have you signed up to receive your Paper Pumpkin each month? I have and would love for you to join me. Click HERE to subscribe. Do it by March 31st and you will receive a FREE set of 2012-2014 In Color Markers with your Welcome Kit and I will gift you with a FREE stamp set from my stash.

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Sale-a-bration You're Lovely in Gold!

Sale-a-bration ends on Monday, March 31st, so you still have three days to get your FREE Sale-a-bration items. Here is a printable list of all the choices you have.  Download Sab-flyer

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My card uses the You're Lovely stamp set from the Sale-a-bration Brochure.  I embossed the image with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder and die cut it with the Deco Labels Framelits.

The Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape and Gold Sequin Trim deliver the punch needed to take a simple card to a WOW card.  This card just shines in real life.

 Order the supplies to create this card in my store www.shoppingwithbarb.com

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Have you gotten your Best of sets yet? Stampin' Up! released one each month in 2013 and if you purchase six of the "Best of" stamp sets, you will earn a FREE $14.95 set of your choice, click HERE for the details as the stamps will retire on March 31st.

 

 

DEMO_small1Have you signed up to receive your Paper Pumpkin each month? I have and would love for you to join me. Click HERE to subscribe. Do it by March 31st and you will receive a FREE set of 2012-2014 In Color Markers with your Welcome Kit and I will gift you with a FREE stamp set from my stash.

Barb's Reminders:


Sale-a-bration See Ya Later Retro Fresh

Five days remain to take advantage of Sale-a-bration.  Place your $50 order in my store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com and be sure to chooose your FREE Sale-a-bration item before you check out.  Use this hostess code ZWJKTC6J and along with your FREE Sale-a-bration item, I will send you a FREE Make & Take kit from a recent class.

Fun card using the See Ya Later Sale-a-bration stamp set and the Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper.

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Pretty simple card, cut the main image with a circle from the Circles Collection Framelits and matted it with a Tangerine Tango starburst from the Starburst Collectioin Framelits.

The Very Vanilla layer was embossed with the Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and I added an accent trim piece with the Fringe Scissors.

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Order your paper crafting supplies at www.shoppingwithbarb.com 

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Have you gotten your Best of sets yet? Stampin' Up! released one each month in 2013 and if you purchase six of the "Best of" stamp sets, you will earn a FREE $14.95 set of your choice, click HERE for the details as the stamps will retire on March 31st.

 

 

DEMO_small1Have you signed up to receive your Paper Pumpkin each month?  I have and would love for you to join me.  Click HERE to subscribe.  Do it by March 31st and you will receive a FREE set of 2012-2014 In Color Markers with your Welcome Kit and I will gift you with a FREE stamp set from my stash.

Barb's Reminders: 


Sale-a-bration - Fun Fold with Petal Parade

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This was one of our club cards last month and my gals loved it. We used Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe along with a splash of Basic Black.

The images in the Sale-a-bration set Petal Parade were stamped randomly along the Whisper White panel.  The gals were able to choose the greeting of their choice from Just Sayin' and cut it out with the coordinating Word Bubble Framelits. 

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We tied our card closed with the Crisp Cantaloupe Baker's Twine in the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack.  You have six days left to earn your FREE Sale-a-bration goodies.  Go to my online store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com to place your orders.

Use this Hostess Code ZWJKTC6J when you place your order and if it is at least $50 I will send you a FREE Make & Take project.

Order your Paper Crafting Supplies in my store www.shoppingwithbarb.com 

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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.

GroupaBest of sets available through March 31st!

The Gift Bow Bigz L Die is still available, order yours today!
Customizable Circle Monogram stamps- Download the flyer to view some samples. Download Circle_monogram
Check out the Weekly Deals HERE.

 

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Weekly Deals March 25th, 2014

Here are the Weekly Deals for March 25th - March 31st, check the info below!!

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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.


GroupaBest of sets available through March 31st!

The Gift Bow Bigz L Die is still available, order yours today!BRAND NEW -

Customizable Circle Monogram stamps- Download the flyer to view some samples. Download Circle_monogram 

 

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There are only 8 days left of Sale-a-bration so you still have plenty of time to earn these products FREE.

Choose one of these FREE with each $50 you spend in my online store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com

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I have four Sale-a-bration items on this fun card.

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I stamped all the banners on the colored card stock with Versamark and used Pistachio Pudding and Summer Starfruit on the white banners.  I added a Stampin' Dimensional to the back of each banner and pressed them along the Summer Starfruit Baker's Twine.

The Dotted Scallopd Ribbon Punch was used to add the trim under the striped Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper. 

My greeting is from Another Great Year.

Supplies on my card www.shoppingwithbarb.com  

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GroupaBest of sets available through March 31st!

The Gift Bow Bigz L Die is still available, order yours today!
Customizable Circle Monogram stamps- Download the flyer to view some samples. Download Circle_monogram
Check out the Weekly Deals HERE.

  

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VIDEO-Truffle Treat using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch

Earlier this week, I posted this adorable Truffle Treat.  Today, I am going to show yo how to make it in a VIDEO.
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Movie_film_camera1a VIDEO - Scalloped Tag Topper Truffle Treat (Can't view it in your reader, Click HERE to view it on my blog)

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Order the items to create this project in my store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com 

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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.


GroupaBest of sets available through March 31st!

The Gift Bow Bigz L Die is still available, order yours today!BRAND NEW -

Customizable Circle Monogram stamps- Download the flyer to view some samples. Download Circle_monogram

 

 

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March 2014 Control Freaks Blog Tour

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

Our theme is Spring & Easter so you will see some fun 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 Justin Krieger, 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 uses the Single Stamp called Blessed Easter.  I cut the words away from the flower image to create two stamps as I want to use these beautiful tulips on more than just Easter Cards.  I stamped the tulips in Jet Black StazOn on Whisper White and used my Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Pistachio Pudding and Gumball Green markers to color the image.

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I used a 2-Way Glue Pen to add some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to the flowers.  I paper pierced around the oval adding a few sequins from our Gold Sequin Trim and separated the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper from the flowers with a strip of Blushing Bride punched with the Scallop Ribbon Border Punch.

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Blessed Easter Single Stamp, Jet Black StazOn, 2012-2014 In Color Stampin' Write Markers, 2013-2015 In Color Stampin' Write Markers, Blush Blossom Stampin' Write Marker, Subtles Stampin' Write Markers, Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper, Blushing Bride and Whisper White Card Stock, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Blushing Bride Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Gold Sequin Trim, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Paper Piercing Tool, Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2-Way Glue Pen

My next project makes me drool, well, the chocolates do. :-)  These are my favorite chocolate candies, Milk and White Milk Chocolate Truffles....yum, yum!! I discovered them back in December and have to force myself not to eat the whole bag. 

I do have a VIDEO for this project so come back later this week.

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These cute little treat holders use the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch at the top and have a little "tray" inside to hold the truffle.  The bunny was created with three punches, the clouds with the Word Bubble Framelits and the grass with our Fringe Scissors.

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Supplies: Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Fringe Scissors, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Small Oval Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Extra Large Oval Punch, Word Bubble Framelits, Pear Pizzazz 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz Card Stock, Bone Folder, Stampin' Trimmer

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

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MDS Tuesday-NEW My Digital Studio Downloads

Each Tuesday, Stampin' Up! releases a new batch of downloads for My Digital Studio.  I am planning to post them on  my blog each Tuesday.

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You can view the contents of the kits and see each of the downloads in the My Digital Studio Section in my store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com

Print: 3/18/14 MDS Downloads PDF

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Weekly Deals March 18th, 2014

Here are the Weekly Deals for March 18th - March 24th, check the info below!!

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Here are some projects that use these Weekly Deals, click the images to view them larger.

The Scallop Trim Border Punch was used on the front of this cute teapot card.  VIDEO coming!!  Also as a double border on the celebrate card.

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Here's a card I made where I used two colors of embossing powder.  I used the Tempting Turquoise Stampin' Emboss Powder which is on sale this week and Pool Party Stampin' Emboss Powder. 

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The Vintage Trinkets include tiny safety pins and button topped brads, super cute!

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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.


GroupaBest of sets available through March 31st!

The Gift Bow Bigz L Die is still available, order yours today!BRAND NEW -

Customizable Circle Monogram stamps- Download the flyer to view some samples. Download Circle_monogram 

 

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You're Lovely Sour Cream Container

Here's a little treat I included in the orders from a recent workshop.  They are called Sour Cream Containers and they are really easy to make. 

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Start with a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 piece of card stock or Designer Series Paper.  I chose the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper from the Sale-a-bration Brochure.

Add Sticky Strip to both long sides and one short side.

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Remove the protective layers on the Sticky Strip and attach the short sides together to create a tube.  Pinch one end together to create a  pouch, fill with a few treats and pinch the open end together opposite of the first end.

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I created my tag with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  I used a 1-1/2" wide strip so the tag is a bit smaller.  I stamped it with one of the flower images from the Petal Parade Sale-a-bration set and then used the "I Like You" greeting from the You're Lovely Sale-a-bration set. 

The bottom edge of the tag is a skinny strip of Basic Black that I cut with the small scallop blade, rotary cutting attachment and my Stampin' Trimmer.  I punched a hole in one end and attached the tag with a bit of the Crisp Cantaloupe Ruffle Stretch Trim Ribbon.

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  • Only 14 days left to Sale-a-brate, click to download the Sale-a-bration flyer Download Sab-flyer
  • 25th Anniversary Best of stamp sets available through March 31st, click HERE for more info on how you can earn a FREE stamps by purchasing these sets.
  • Every Tuesday, new items are featured as the Weekly Deals, most of these items are discounted 25% for the week, check them out HERE.
  • Would you like to be notified when I update my blog? You can receive updates for my blog by following me on Bloglovin via Facebook or Email, click HERE to get started.
  • 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.

 


St Patrick's Day Sale-a-bration - Banner Blast

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!  Stampin' Up! has numerous shades of green to choose from and I think Gumball Green is the perfect St. Patrick's Day green.  I had a hostess request I use this color at a recent workshop. This is one of the cards I came up with.  It didn't make it to her class but I do like it.

Perfect_pennants_life_gumballI started with the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper in the Occasions Catalog because one of the coordinating colors in this paper is Gumball Green.  I grabbed some of my In Color Core'dinations Card Stock in Gumball Green and ran it throught the Big Shot with the Decorative Dots Folder (FREE Sale-a-bration choice).  did some gentle sanding with the Stampin' Sanding Block to make some of the dots pop. 

Added a set of stamped and punched banners with the Banner Blast stamp set and Banner Punch (FREE Sale-a-bration choices) across the top left corner and did a fun little trick with my greeting.  I stamped the greeting in Gumball Green, punched it out with the 1-3/4 Circle Punch and layered it on one of the Circle Framelits.  I then cut an Island Indigo  Starburst circle with the Starburst Framelits and cut out the middle with a Circle Framelit to create a ring.  Placed ring around my greeting to create some nifty visual interest.

Order these items in my store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com  

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  • Only 14 days left to Sale-a-brate, click to download the Sale-a-bration flyer Download Sab-flyer
  • 25th Anniversary Best of stamp sets available through March 31st, click HERE for more info on how you can earn a FREE stamps by purchasing these sets.
  • Every Tuesday, new items are featured as the Weekly Deals, most of these items are discounted 25% for the week, check them out HERE.
  • Would you like to be notified when I update my blog? You can receive updates for my blog by following me on Bloglovin via Facebook or Email, click HERE to get started.
  • 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. 

Sale-a-bration Banner Blast Fun

This was one of my Monthly Card Buffet Cards last month and it was a big hit. The bright colors made us all long for Spring.  We used the Banner Blast stamp set and the Banner Punch, both of the items can be earned FREE during Sale-a-bration.

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We stamped random banner images from the Banner Blast Sale-a-bration stamp set and punched them out with the Banner Punch.  We then placed them along the line created with the Melon Mambo 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon.

We trimmed off about 1/2" from the right edge of the front of the card using the Stampin' Trimmer Rotary Attachment with the Small Scallop Blade.  Add a strip of Polka Dot Paper from the Perfect Polka Dot Designer Series Paper in Daffodil Delight to the inside of the cards so it would show when the card is closed. 

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 Order any of these items in my store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com

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  • Only 17 days left to Sale-a-brate, click to download the Sale-a-bration flyer Download Sab-flyer
  • 25th Anniversary Best of stamp sets available through March 31st, click HERE for more info on how you can earn a FREE stamps by purchasing these sets.
  • Every Tuesday, new items are featured as the Weekly Deals, most of these items are discounted 25% for the week, check them out HERE.
  • Would you like to be notified when I update my blog? You can receive updates for my blog by following me on Bloglovin via Facebook or Email, click HERE to get started.
  • 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.

Sale-a-bration - Petal Parade

This was one of the make & take projects for a workshop earlier this month. We made the envelope with the Envelope Punch Board and stamped images from the Petal Parade Sale-a-bration stamp set on it.

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The card is 3x6 folded in half.  We stamped the same images on the 1-1/2" x 3" strip of Whisper White and added the fun Strawberry Slush Ruffle Stretch Trim under it.  The strip of Sahara Sand on the bottom helps the ribbon pop.

The guests had their choice of greeting from the Just Sayin' stamp set and they could cut it out with the coordinating Framelit from Word Bubble Framelits Collection.

If you order the stamps with the framelits Stampin' Up! calls it a bundle and you will save 15%!

Just Sayin' Bundles 

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We added a small flower with a rhinestone in the middle of the flower punched with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack for a bit more color.
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  • Only 18 days left to Sale-a-brate, click to download the Sale-a-bration flyer Download Sab-flyer
  • 25th Anniversary Best of stamp sets available through March 31st, click HERE for more info on how you can earn a FREE stamps by purchasing these sets.
  • Every Tuesday, new items are featured as the Weekly Deals, most of these items are discounted 25% for the week, check them out HERE.
  • Would you like to be notified when I update my blog? You can receive updates for my blog by following me on Bloglovin via Facebook or Email, click HERE to get started.
  • 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.

Sale-a-bration - Heartfelt Banner Kit

Today I want to show you a fun addition to my Stamp Room.  It is created with the Heartfelt Banner Kit.  I used everything in the kit and didn't have to add anything to it.

You can choose this kit FREE during Sale-a-bration with a $50 order placed with me through March 31st.  See the other Sale-a-bration choices on this flyer Download Sab-flyer

Heartfelt_banner_kitI added the banners to the Linen Thread and then added the pictures of my kids with the clothespins included in the kit.

Heartfelt_banner_kit_leftHeartfelt_banner_kit_rightI included lots of fun additional projects done with this kit in my newsletter that went out yesterday.  If you are interested in receiving it, sign up for my Newsletter List HERE.

  • Only 19 days left to Sale-a-brate, click to download the Sale-a-bration flyer Download Sab-flyer
  • 25th Anniversary Best of stamp sets available through March 31st, click HERE for more info on how you can earn a FREE stamps by purchasing these sets.
  • Every Tuesday, new items are featured as the Weekly Deals, most of these items are discounted 25% for the week, check them out HERE.