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July 2014

Party Pennants Birthday Card

Received the Party Pennants die last week and I had to play with it. I got out my Color Coach and found this combination. It is Crisp Cantaloupe, Bermuda Bay and Baked Brown Sugar.

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These colors are great together!!  It is a bit hard to see in my photo but I used the Large Polka Dot Textured Embossing Folder on the main card base.

I used the Stampin' Trimmer with the Rotary Addition and the Tiny Wave Blade to create the border strips behind the Bermuda Bay layer.

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I stamped the "celebrate" greeting from the Fabulous Four stamp set onto my Naturals White Pennant.  The Pennant is 4-1/2" long when it comes off the die but I trimmed it down for this card.
The Tangerine Tango Baker's Twine was wrrapped around the pennant and tied into a bow.
I stamped images from the Banner Blast stamp set on scraps of Naturals White and punched them out with the Banner Punch.  I attached them to the Pennant with Stampin' Dimensionals.

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

Vacation Special - FREE Simply Created Kit with a $40 order, Click HERE for details
Last day to Buy three get one FREE Designer Series Papers in July - Shop Now
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Blendabilities are available and I have a FREE TIP SHEET available.


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Weekly Wednesday Inspiration

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Thanks for stopping by, I am on vacation but am offering FREE Simply Created Kits when you order in my online store and use the hostess code.  Get the details HERE.

 


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Weekly Deals - July 29th

I am still on vacation without internet access, Here are the Weekly Deals for you.

Place your orders in my store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com

 

If not, you can go to my Online Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com and click Weekly Deals from the left side bar.

Vacation Special - FREE Simply Created Kit with a $40 order, Click HERE for details
Buy three get one FREE Designer Series Papers in July - Shop Now
Lots happening on my Facebook page, come join us.
Blendabilities are available and I have a FREE TIP SHEET available.


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Mustache Framelit Shaker card

We learned how to make Shaker Cards in a recent Technique Geeks Class and I added the Mustache piece to a card for a dear friend.

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Shaker cards are super easy if you use our Shaker Frames.  These are a bit thicker than our regular Stampin' Dimensionals so if you are using the Stampin' Dimensionals, I recommend stacking them.

Mustache_shakerPlace your Mustache Framelit and the 4th smallest oval on a piece of Basic Black card stock and run it through the Big Shot Machine using the Magnetic Platform.

Use the 3rd smallest oval to cut a scrap of Window Sheet and a scrap of Whsper White.

Place the mustache under the Window Sheet to use as a guide and outline the shape on top of the Window Sheet with pieces cut from the Shaker Frames circle.

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Mustache_shaker2Fill the area with confetti made with our Fringe Scissors.  Peel the protective backings off the shaker frames pieces and lay your stamped white oval over the top of it.  Add adhesive to the black die cut and adhere it over the window sheet side of the shaker piece.  Attach the shaker to your project.

 

Order the supplies to create your won Mustache Shaker Card in my Online Store at www.shoppingwithbarb.com 

Vacation Special - FREE Simply Created Kit with a $40 order, Click HERE for details
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Birthday Cards

I received some birthday cards this past week and here are a couple of them.

This card was made by my friend and customer Teresa F

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This Pansy card was made by my friend and downline Kay C

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Gorgeous cards ladies, thanks for remembering my birthday. :-)

Vacation Special - FREE Simply Created Kit with a $40 order, Click HERE for details
Buy three get one FREE Designer Series Papers in July - Shop Now
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FREE Kits with your Orders While I am on Vacation

I am heading out on my summer vacation and will be giving away kits to make these Simply Created Projecs when you place an order of $40 or more in my Online Store and use this Hostess Code YAK4ZT7W.   Click HERE for a tutorial on using the hostess code

This special offering is incremental meaning that you will get one kit for every $40 you spend using the hostess code.  If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the hostess code, you will still receive the kits.

This picture shows two different kits, you will receive one of these kits if your order is $40, both kits if your order is $80, three kits if your order is $120 and so on. No special requests please.

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The kits will be mailed to you after I return, somewhere around August 13th.  Go to my store at www.shoppigwithbarb.com to place your order.  Any catalog item, clearance rack items, Weekly Deal items, paper pumpkin subscriptions, etc can be ordered to qualify for FREE kits.  Please remember to use the Hostess Code YAK4ZT7W

Buy three get one FREE Designer Series Papers in July - Shop Now
Lots happening on my Facebook page, come join us.
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I LIke You with Blendabilities

This little flower image from the I Like You Hostess set is perfect for makig 3x3 Love Notes.  I played around with the Blendabilities Markers.  Mind you, I am a beginner but I think they turned out pretty good. :-)

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Here are a couple close-ups so you can really see how wonderfully these markers blend. 

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 I have created a BLENDABILITIES FREE TIP SHEET for you Download Blendabilities_how_to

Stampin' Up! has some wonderful videos showing you different ways to color with the Blendabilties.

 

 


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Weekly Deals - July 22nd

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Join my Blendabilities Marker Club and have all of the Blendabilities Products on page 212 of the Annual Catalog plus a FREE Blended Bloom stamp and five FREE Supply Kits by November.  Get all the details HERE.

 

Today is Weekly Deal Day!!

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It's my Birthday, you get the Present!

Yep, today is my birthday, I am 48 years young. :-)  It may be my birthday but I want to give YOU something.

One lucky commenter on my FACEBOOK PAGE will win a supply kit to make these two projects one is from our Greeting You Simply Created Card Kit and the other is from the A Little Sumthin' Sumthin' Simply Created Gift Box Kit. (winner will need to provide the stamps, ink and adhesive)

Contest ends tonight at 11:59pm

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To enter to win, you need to leave a comment on my FACEBOOK PAGE letting me know which you prefer, white or chocolate cake.

Do not comment on this blog post, only comments made to my FACEBOOK PAGE will be eligible for the prize.

Have a GREAT day!!!!

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•New deals added to the Clearance Rack last week

•Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog - .pdf file available for download!
•Orders of $50 or more receive a Barb's Bonus Buck. Collect 10 and choose a free Stamp Set or set of Framelits.
•Purchase Pre-paid Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions and earn hostess benefits.


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Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek + NEW Photopolymers Christmas Bliss & Dear Heart

New stamp sets released!!

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Available starting today, get a sneak peek stamp set from the new 2014 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog
135776 Beauty of the Season wood mount stamp set
135779 Beauty of the Season clear mount stamp set
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New Photopolymer Stamp Sets

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Dear Heart, the boy version of our highly popular Sweetie Pie Set has the adorable little boy images you have asked for!
 
138157 Dear Heart Photopolymer Stamp Set
Recommended clear block sizes are A, B, C & G (not included)
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138897 Christmas Bliss Photopolymer Stamp Set
Recommended clear block sizes are H, C, and G (not included).
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Back in stock due to popular demand!!
137553 Endless Birthday Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set
Recommended Clear Blocks: A, B & G (not included)
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CRsmallFYI - New items will be added to the Clearance Rack on July 10. Besure to check them out!  Please use this hostess code when you place your orders CF4UYCC6

Shop the Clearance Rack

 

 

JulyDSPsmallDuring July, you can buy 3 packs of Designer Series Paper ($10.95) and get 1 FREE ($10.95)

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Little Letters Thinlits

Have you seen the Little Letters Thinlits on page 228 of the Annual Catalog.  Check it out if you haven't.  This is a complete set of letters measuring 3/4" high with ejection holes to make using this set a breeze.  I do recommend sliding a scrap of waxed paper between the Thinlit Letter and your paper to make the release even easier.

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Instructions:

Stamp the images of your choice on the Calypso Coral and Bermuda Strips.  On the Calypso Coral strip, I used one of the border images from the NEW Photopolymer set called Chalk Lines and a greeting from And Many More

On the Bermuda Bay strip, I used the What's Up? image from the What's Up? stamp set.

Add the strips and ribbon to the Naturals White mat.

Attach the mat to the main card base with Stampin' Dimensionals

TIPS:

1.) I did not use the Magnetic Platform with the Little Letters Thinlits, I used the regular platform that came with my Big Shot and a nice clean cutting pad.  The Magnetic Platform is comprised of many small circular magnets and when a small die is placed on it, the magnets tend to pull the smaller dies to the closest magnet.  Since I had numerous smaller dies, I found this to be frustrating.

2.) Be sure to place Waxed Paper between your Thinlit letters and paper before running them through the Big Shot.

Measurements:
Naturals White - 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 4 x 5-1/4
Calypso Coral - 4 x 1
Bermuda Bay - 4 x 1-1/4
Mossy Meadow - 4 x 1-1/2

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

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Do you want the new Blendabilities Markers but cannot afford them all at once, why not join my Blendabilities Marker Club and have all of the Blendabilities Products on page 212 of the Annual Catalog plus a FREE Blended Bloom stamp and five FREE Supply Kits by November.  Get all the details HERE.

 

 

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VIDEO - Anyone for an Ice Cream Sandwich?

A Paper Ice Cream Sandwich that is!!  Isn't this adorable!!!

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These are super easy to create, all you need is paper and a few other tools.

Movie_film_camera1a VIDEO - Ice Cream Sandwich Box (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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Do you want the new Blendabilities Markers but cannot afford them all at once, why not join my Blendabilities Marker Club and have all of the Blendabilities Products on page 212 of the Annual Catalog plus a FREE Blended Bloom stamp and five FREE Supply Kits by November.  Get all the details HERE.

 

 

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Blendabilities are Availiable Today!

Yay, they are here!!  You can now order most of our Blendabilities Products.  I have all the items and links to find them in the Online Store below.

Stampin' Up! has some videos showing you how to use these new markers and I have a couple of them here for you.

 

 

Thse items are available today, the rest of the colors will be available on August 1st..

In addition, the following accessories are also available:

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Do you want the new Blendabilities Markers but cannot afford them all at once, why not join my Blendabilities Marker Club and have all of the Blendabilities Products on page 212 of the Annual Catalog plus a FREE Blended Bloom stamp and five FREE Supply Kits by November.  Get all the details HERE.


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