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May 2014

New Photopolymer - Endless Wishes

Here is a fun new Photopolymer set called Endless Wishes.  I love the handwritten font in this set.  It is a steal at only $13.95 for the whole set!

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Stampin' Up! has searched long and hard for just the right material to be able to introduce completely clear stamping. And they've found it.  The new photopolymer is an addition to our stamp line and will appeal to all types of stampers. The top-quality photopolymer has just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time and with the introduction of the firm-foam pads, let's just say they're meant for each other! Photopolymer stamps will also be unique, fun designs that will inspire you and provide more versatile options you may not see in our traditional wood- and clear-mount stamp options. 

•Top-quality photopolymer that gives a perfectly stamped image every time
•They’re entirely transparent for perfect placement!
•Can you say sticky? (Don’t worry; in a good way.) These stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks.
•They’re age tested. They won’t yellow or cloud up over time.

I could go on, but you should you try them for yourself

Here are some samples using the set, you can click on them to view them larger:

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Order this set in my Online Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com 

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More Past Paper Pumpkin Kits and Refill Kits Available!

Here is a fun idea using the Noel refill kit.  The kit can be used for occasions other than Christmas.  The little stars come sewn together and you can just clip off the number needed for your project.

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Check out the available kits on this flyer - Download Available_Paper_Pumpkin_Kits

Kits are while supplies last, active Paper Pumpkin subscribers can purchase a selection of past Paper Pumpkin Kits and Paper Pumpkin Refill Kits.

The Fine Print

 

  • New kits were added on April 29!
  • This special offer is available to any active Paper Pumpkin subscribers. Former Paper Pumpkin subscribers are not eligible unless they resubscribe.
    • An active or current subscriber is someone who is receiving one or more Paper Pumpkin Kits on a monthly basis. 
    • If a subscriber decides to skip a month, they are still considered an active subscriber.
  • Active subscribers can order as many kits and refill kits as they'd like; however, this offer is good only while supplies last. Once our current inventory of a kit is depleted, the kit will not be available for ordering.
  • Kit prices do not include shipping; standard shipping rates apply.
  • To order these kits, Paper Pumpkin subscribers must either cantact Stampin' Up! at 1-800-STAMP UP (1-800-782-6787) during normal business hours OR you can call or email me and I can place the order for you. 
    • Kits cannot be ordered in the Online Store 
    • Kits can be added to a customer, or workshop order.
    • Kits cannot be used as a Starter Kit item.
    • Kits can be purchased with hostess dollars or as hostess 50%-off items.
  • Paper Pumpkin Refill Kits do NOT include the stamp set or ink from the original kit.

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I will update my photo with all the products when I am able to order the remaining items.

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Another Great Year with the Celebration Add-On Kit

Had some extra stitched garland from the Bermuda Bay Celebration Add-On Kit.  I knew these fun stitched circles would look great on card and I was right.

The Another Great Year birthday stamp set is NOT carrying over to the new catalog, so if you need it, order it now!

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I used Stampin' Dimensionals to pop the circles over the Designer Series Paper and then added some fun embellishments to the circles.  Those Jumbo Rhinestones are on the Retiring Accessories list. 

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Celebrations Basic Kit "barbstamps" Banner

Yippee!! I made this banner for my stamp room. :-) It was pretty easy and I had fun making it.  I used the Celebration Basics Kit along with the Calypso Coral Celebration Add-On Kit, both items are in the Occasions Catalog.

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Letters to spell CELEBRATE are included in the kit but I wanted to personalize mine.  I used a retired Big Shot Alphabet set.

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The streamers on both ends were done by adding some Crisp Cantaloupe ink and some rubbing alcohol to a Stampin' Spritzer.  I then spritzed the whole streamer sheet, allowed it to dry and then added some Calypso Coral ink to the same spritzer and spirtzed the bottom half for a two tone look.  Allowed this to dry and then cut up the sheet in 1/2" strips.

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I snipped the Stitched Garland into 12" sections and hung them in between some of the banners.

FUN!!!

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 Retired-logo_smallRetiring Lists - Items available through June 4th or while supplies last

View the Retiring Stamps list via PDF or EXCEL FILE

View the Retiring Accessories list via PDF or EXCEL FILE 


Starburst Sayings in Gold

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Had some fun with the Starbutst Sayings Bundle. I stamped the gold images in the Gold Metallic Encore Pad and heat embossed them with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder and the Heat Tool.  I added a bunch of our other gold projects to create these cards. 

This one is in Blushing Bride.

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This one is Night of Navy

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Vellum Envelopes

Did you know that you can use our Vellum Card Stock to create envelopes for your cards. Who wouldn't love to receive a beautiful card in this envelope. Just follow the directions on the Envelope Punch Board and you can make Vellum Envelopes in 66 different sizes.

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Timeless Talk Fun Fold Swap

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**Scroll down for a link to the Weekly Deals.

This is the card I created to swap on the Stampin' Up! cruise. It uses the Timeless Talk, and Remembering Your Birthday stamp sets and the Merry Minis Punch Pack.

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I added a strip of Pistachio Pudding Designer Series Paper from the 2013-2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack.

Here is a shot of the card opened.

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It folds up and is secured to a quarter sheet of card stock so it fits in a Medium Envelope.

Here are the directions to create this:

*Cut a piece of card stock 4 x 9-3/4.
*Place it in the Stampin' Trimmer with the short side at the top and line the long side at the 1-1/2" mark.
*Cut from the 3" mark down to the 7-1/2" mark.
*Without removing the piece from the trimmer, place your fingers at the top of the paper and pull it down while rotating it to the left 90 degrees so the long side is now at the top.
*Slide the piece to the 3" mark and run the scoring blade down to the 2-1/2" mark (this is the cut line)
*Slide the piece over to the 5-1/4" mark and score all the way down.
*Slide it over to the 7-1/2" mark and run the scoring blade from the 2-1/2" mark down. (cut line down)
*Start folding, use the picture as a guide, from the left, the first score line you see will be folded so it points up at you, this is called a Mountain Fold.  The score line that goes all the way done has two folds on it, the top fold points away from you (Valley Fold) and the botton fold( smaller one) folds up towards you.  The last small fold is away from you (Valley Fold)
*Apply adhesive to the very back (not the part that will pull out) and adhere to a card base that measures 4-1/4 x 5-1/2.

Thanks to Julie Davison for the idea.

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Just Sayin' and the Word Bubble Framelits

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What a fun card this was to make. I am a big fan of the Just Sayin' stamp set and the coordinating Word Bubble Framelits that are in the Occasions Catalog.  These items are sold together as a bundle and if you want to save 15% , order the bundle by June 1st.

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I ran my main layer through the Big Shot with the Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and then added a strip of the black and white diagonal striped pattern paper from the Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper Package.  The word bubbles were cut from our Vellum Card Stock and Strawberry Slush.  The greeting was inked with my Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker and die cut with the large banner in the Bitty Banners Framelits set.  The little flower was scrunched in my hand and I added a Rhinestone colored with a black Sharpie.

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Is Hardwood Replacing Woodgrain?

The Woodgrain background stamp is on the retiring stamp set list and is sold out. However, never fear, the Hardwood background stamp in the Occasions Catalog is still available and will be in the 2014-2015 Annual Catalog as a replacement!

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This is a card we made at my Monthly Card Buffet Class and it was a big hit.  It is the perfectly manly card and can be used for any occasion. 

Check out more of my Manly Cards HERE.

The Cajun Craze Circle was stamped with one of the images included in the February Paper Pumpkin Kit.  Did you know that you can give a Paper Pumpkin Subscription to a friend, family member or to yourself?  You can!!  Get all the details HERE.

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Flower Shop Box Card

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These cards are so easy and fun to make.  They are called Box Cards and they fold flat for mailing.  I made over twenty of these to thank all the participants in Round 7 of my Be a Big Shot at Home Class.

Round 8 is starting later this month.  All participants receive a $150 Gift Certificate at the completion of this four month class....check out the details:  Download Be_A_Big_Shot_May2014

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I used the Flower Shop and Label Love Bundles on this project....HURRY as you can purchase these Bundles at a 15% discount through June1st.  After June 1st, the stamp sets and punches will still be available but not as a discounted bundle.

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My 8th Annual "While I Am Crusin' Special"

Friday, my family and I (yes, we are taking our kiddos this year) will be traveling to Ft. Lauderdale for the annual Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip.  We will board Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas, the largest cruise ship in the world right now and head for Labadee, Haiti, Falmouth, Jamaica and Cozumel, Mexico.  We are very excited about this trip and have all of you to thank for it.  I appreciate each and everyone of you and want to say thank you! 

This is my 11th year with Stampin' Up! and I have been so blessed by the opportunity to be a part of such a wonderful company.  Stampin' Up! has given me the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people and to develop friendships with many of you.  I wouldn't have met so many of you if it weren't for the opportunity of being in Stampin' Up!  I consider you my friends not just my customers!  I am so grateful to all my downline members and those of you who have ordered through me so I could take my family on this trip.

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To thank you, I would like to offer you a....

20% rebate on orders* placed in my Online Store using either of these Hostess Codes
R3EM9VPA or 26QVUQSD!!
Place your orders in my store www.shoppingwithbarb.com

Please tell your friends and family about this AWESOME deal!!! 
 
This special runs Friday, May 2nd - Sunday, May 11th, 2014.  Shop any of our current Catalogs, Online items (meaning items that were released after the catalog was published) Weekly Deals, or from the Clearance Rack.  If you don't have copies of the catalogs you can view them in the left side bar on my blog or you can go to www.shoppingwithbarb.com and just start shopping.

Wait, it gets even better, when your merchandise total reaches $50, you will automatically be entered into the drawing for the following PRIZES to be awarded upon my return!
 
1. An additional 10% rebate, making your discount a whopping 30%!
2. Three month subscription to my Extreme Monthly Project Club 
3. A packet of supplies from one of my Be a Big Shot at Home Classes 
4. 25 handmade greeting cards.
5. Designer Series Paper and Ribbon Sampler (some will be from the BRAND NEW catalog)
 
 
*IMPORTANT-PLEASE READ-In order to qualify for the 20% rebate, your order MUST be at least $25 and you MUST use one of these Hostess Codes R3EM9VPA or 26QVUQSD when placing your order.  After you enter your first item number, you can add the hostess code where shown in the photo and then click APPLY. Hostesscode1How to shop with a hostess code:
*Go to www.shoppingwithbarb.com
*Choose an item you wish to purchase
*Enter it into your shopping cart by clicking "add to bag"
*A screen will pop up, click "view shopping bag".
*On this screen, enter the hostess code in the box at the bottom left and click apply. Be sure to click apply or the code will not be entered.
*Resume shopping with the "continue shopping" button in the top right corner.
*When you have added all your items to the cart, click Checkout near the top right to complete your order

**If you live local to me, I can place the order for you when I return but please be aware that items on the retiring lists may be sold out by the time I return.  
There is no limit to your order, so get out those wish lists and your favorite beverage and have fun picking out all those items you've been needing/wanting Project Lift by Stampin' Up! items, Big Shot Machine, Complete Marker Set. 

*This Special is valid May 2nd - May 11th, 2014 (regular shipping and tax will be applied as this is my personal special not a Stampin' Up! special)  

*Place your order online through my website HERE and I will send your refund via paypal the week after I return.  If you prefer a check, email me and let me know.
 
*You cannot combine this special with any other program I am currently offering and no Bonus Bucks or Hostess Rewards will be given as the order will be discounted.
 
If you have any questions, please don't call my house as, Joe, my house sitter doesn't know anything about stamping. :-)  You can email me or call my cell phone and I will get back to you when I return.

Project Life by Stampin' Up!

I have to admit that I have not really ever been a scrapbooker but with the partnership Stampin' Up! has entered into with Becky Higgins and Project Life, I can  honestly say that I will start Memory Keeping.  This is soooo easy.  I ordered some of the new Project Life by Stampin' Up! products and created these pages. 

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Last fall, we made an unexpected trip to Denver to attend my Uncle's funeral.  While we were there, we took a day to visit the Denver Zoo.  My kids have never experienced a zoo so this was a thrill for them.

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I used the Everyday Adventure Project Life Card Collection, the Everyday Adventures Project Life Accessory Pack and the Project Life Journaling Pens.  The most time consuming part of this was waiting for my pictures to print.

All the printed cards are included in the kit and there are no duplicates.  If you are looking for an easy and storage friendly solution to your Memory Keeping, give Project Life by Stampin' Up! a try.

Each Project Life Card Collection comes in a divided box with a lid.  I added the contents of the Everyday Adventure Project Life Accessory Pack and the Journaling Pens so it is all in one compact place.

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The entire line of Project Life by Stampin' Up! will be available in the new catalog.  However, right now you can order select products during May.  Check out the Project Life page on my website HERE.

My 8th Annual Cruise Special will be announced later today!!