Scrapbooking & Simply Scrappin' Kits

This and That!! Scrapbooking the Stampin' Up! Way

Your life is: Awesome. Quirky. Exciting. Perfectly messy. And happening really fast. So we're happy to introduce our newest product line that lets you capture it all on-the-go. This and That will debut in the 2013-2014 annual catalog, but we're giving you and everybody else the chance to get it now.  This new line of Scrapbook supplies by Stampin' Up! will help you create a fun keepsake.

Order the Bundle at a 15% discount HERE

#131268 Epic Day This and That Journal $10.95 
#130814 Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper $10.95 
#130133 Remember This and That Rotary Stamp $5.95 
#131271 Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers $4.95 
#131269 Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape $4.95 
#133350 Bundle* 15% off! Includes all five This and That products listed above. $32.08 The items that come in the bundle will be available in May and in the new catalog, but we're only offering the discounted bundled until April 30th. ThisthatgroupRegister to win a trip for two to San Diego with Stampin' Up! Click HERE to enter.


Check out this video on how to use the THIS and THAT Bundle to create your own Scrapbook!


Fabric Frenzy starts Monday, March 25th.  Get 50% off all fabrics in my Online Store HERE.  See the fabric in the Annual Catalog on pages 170-171 and in the Spring Catalog on pages 6 and 13

February 2013 Control Freaks Blog Tour - Spring Catalog!


Welcome to the February 2013 Tour de Freaks Blog Hop! We are so excited to have you join us today.

This month we are showing off some of our Spring Catalog Creations.  Our tour is nice and short and features some of your favorite Control Freaks Stampers. You may have just come from Lisa Martz's blog 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 be working yet.  The tour officially begins on the 20th.

I decided to do a little work with the Flower Fair Simply Scrappin' Kit shown on page 31.  I am not a scrapbooker per say so I used the kit for a couple of cards too. :-)  The colors in this kit are so fun and bright and the Designer Series Paper is fabulous!!
The kit  includes two sheets of self adhesive die cuts, six 8x8 sheets of Double Sided Designer Series Paper, eight sheets of 8x8 card stock, one yard of each Garden Green (exclusive to the kit) and Regal Rose 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon and eight Daffodil Delight Designer Buttons.

I knew the Regal Rose floral pattern DSP would make a gorgeous dress so I also used the Dress Up Framelits from page 21.

I sort of envisioned this dress in a shop window and thought the lacy scallop pattern from the Delicate Designs Folders would make a great canopy.  The greeting comes from the Oh, Hello set on page 4.

My second card uses the other DSP pattern in the kit and it has a bit more white space.  I stamped a few butterflies from the Annual Catalog set called Papillion Potpourri and punched them out with the Bitty Butterfly Punch on page 13.

My greeting is a stamp that is included in the Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit on page 18 and I layered it on a couple of our Oval Punches.  The ribbon and flag are both from the Flower Fair Simply Scrappin' Kit.

I did create an 8x8 scrapbook page but I layered everything on an 8x8 piece of Whisper White card stock. 

FlowerfaircfsbpageThat does it for me, your next stop is the blog of Cindy Elam and I know you will love what she has to share.


Thanks for visiting!!!!

Spice Cake Fall Page


Here is a scrapbook page I made with the Spice Cake Designer Series Paper, the Gently Falling stamp set, the Triple Treat Flower, my Big Shot Machine and the Simple Letters Alphabet set.

I stamped the background in More Mustard with the Gently Falling set and added a couple of photo mats.  The Triple Treat Flower was stamped three times on Very Vanilla.  Once in Pool Party, once in More Mustard and once in Soft Suede.  Each part of the flower was punched with a different punch to give it this cool three tone look.

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Stamps: Gently Falling Wood, Gently Fallling Clear
Paper: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, & More Mustard card stocks, Spice Cake Designer Series Ink: More Mustard
Accessories: Simple Letters Alphabet set, Big Shot Machine, Fancy Flower Punch, 5-Petal Punch, 1/2 Circle Punch
Embellishments: Hemp Twine, Basic Pearls

Sweets for the Sweet Mini Album


This is one of the make & take projects we did on the Alaska Cruise.  We received the stamp set called Sweets for the Sweet and I really like it. 

I actually finished all my projects on this cruise which is a rarity for me as I love to sit and chat with my demo buddies.

It uses ta few of the new In Colors -  Pool Party, Island Indigo and Lucky Limeade.  We used the Color Spritzer Tool to create the sand with a Crumb Cake Marker on the Crumb Cake card stock. 


Here is a look at the inside where there are pockets for photos or journaling blocks.  I think this will be a project at an upcoming class so stay tuned for my Fall Class Calendar.

Playful Polka Dots Purse & Note Cards

Here is a set of notecards I made with the Word Play stamp set that is 30% off this month (W120308 $29.37, C120651 $20.27) and the Playful Polka Dots Simply Scrappin' Kit available in the Summer Mini Catalog. 

The base of each card is our Note Cards with envelopes #107311.  The "purse" is a Small Tin that I purchased from the Clearance Rack, however, they are now sold out.

Click here to place your orders!


Stamps: Fabulous Florets, Word Play which is 30% off this month
Paper: Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Note Cards w/ envelopes
Ink: Old Olive, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: 2 1/2 Circle Punch, Designer Label Punch, Crop-a-dile
Embellishments: Silver Brads, Gold Brads, Brights Flower Brads, Basic Pearls, Daffodil Delight 1/4 Grosgrain Ribbon
Other: Small Tins off the Clearance Rack
5cardkit Sunshine Garden 5 Card Kit, purchase it here

National Scrapbooking Promotion starts today!!!

May is National Scrapbooking month and Stampin' Up! is offering select stamp sets and Digital Print Projects at a whopping 30% off!!!  There is also a great opportunity to join Stampin' Up! with our Digital + Starter Kit offered at 30% off!!  These promotions starts today so right now you can take advantage of three promotions:

Spring is Blossoming - spend $20 and you can purchase the Paisley Petals and Four Frames stamp sets
Occasions Mini Catalog - Get what you need/want before it is gone
National Scrapbook Month - Get select Stamp Sets and Digital Print Projects at 30% off and /or join Stampin' Up! with a 30% discount off the Digital + Starter Kit!!!
Promotion Details:

During National Scrapbooking Month, You can join my national team of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators for 30% off the Digital + Starter Kit. You can also purchase the Stampin' Memories Add-On Kit for 30% off, as well!

Digital+ Starter Kit* (valued at more than $320!)
Includes My Digital Studio, three stamp sets, a clear block, assorted card stock packages, four Classic Stamp Pads, two Stampin' Write Markers, Ribbon, Buttons, Stampin' Scrub, catalogs, business supplies and more! 
Regular Price: $175
Sale Price: $122.50 + FREE Shipping

Stampin' Memories Add-On (value- nearly $90!)
One stamp set ($31.95 or less), 12 x 12 assorted package of card stock, pack of Designer Series Paper, Quick Accents Pack and one 12 x 12 album!
Regular Price: $$50
Sale Price: $35 + FREE Shipping

Things to Remember:

•The discount only applies to the Digital+ Starter Kit and the Stampin' Memories Add-on. The standard Starter Kit or other add-ons are not eligible.
•New demonstrators may purchase the standard Starter Kit at regular price and the Stampin' Memories Add-On at the discounted price or purchase both the Digital+ Starter Kit and Stampin' Memories Add-On at the discounted price.
•The Independent Demonstrator Application (IDA) must be received in the office by mail or online by Tuesday, May 31, 2011; 11:50 PM (MT).


Build A Bear Workshop Big Shot Dies

Quick post as I need to get to bed.  I have had six events in the past four days and I am pooped!!!  One of my events was with Jennifer and a few of our friends on Saturday afternoon.   We made a few goodies but this 12x12 Scrapbook Page was the highlight of the whole day. :-)  The strip on the side is from the Ice Cream Parlor Designer Series Paper & Quick Accents Pack you can get for FREE with your $50 order through March 31st.

Buildabearjennbear Jodi was so excited about this page, she was like kid in a candy store playing with all the dies.  The Build A Bear was a hit and the bling on her shoes, necklace, bow and purse really made her sparkle.

BuildabearjennbearcloseSince Jennifer has twin girls she needed to add an "S" to her page and plans to frame it for the wall.  Angela's little sweetie was here with us so she got to pose for a photo with it.  We had a blast. 

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 Jennifer Angela 


Paper: Pretty in PInk, Melon Mambo, Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Ice Cream Parlor DSP & Quick Accents pack
Accessories: Big Shot, Bear Bigz Die, Beary Essentials Bigz Die, Bearly Lovely Sizzlit, Beary Girl Sizzlit, Scallop Square Clear Die, Scallop Square Duo Bigz Die, Scallop Border Punch, Rhinestorn Jewels

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How Many Can You Make?

These are without a doubt, the simplest ornaments you can make this holiday season.  I used the clear ornaments that are for sale everywhere.  This project literally took me about 10 minutes including taking and editing the photo this morning.


I started with some Designer Series Paper that comes in the Christmas Cheer Simply Scrappin' Kit #117401.  You may remember the 6x6 Holiday Scrapbook Album Class I had a couple of weeks ago where we used this kit.

I cut a 4 x 12 strip of the snowflake pattern and then cut that into 1/2" stripes.  I rolled each strip around a the end of a skinny paintbrush and dropped them into the ornament. 

I designed a box that will hold these size ornaments and it is perfect for giving one as a gift.  You can find my old tutorial (I mean old, you will laugh at the picture quality on this one!!) in my FREE tutorials section scroll down when you get there.

50%starterkitblog Have you gotten your big box of Stampin' Supplies for only $87.50 yet?  What are you waiting for, you can join my team of demonstrators through November 30th for half price!!  I have welcomed four gals to the team this week!!!  Get to my WEBSITE and sign up today (my password is barbstamps).  You never know where it will lead.  I purchased the Starter Kit nearly nine years ago and I was simply going to get a discount.  Well, that didn't last long, a friend asked me to do a workshop for her in 2004 and the rest is history.  I welcome anyone to my team hobbyist or business builder, there is room for you!!




You are lovin' my Coast to Coast Stampin' Buddies and I am so excited!!  Sign up in November and receive a bonus tutorial of your choice with your first order!!  WOO HOO!!!  I love giving away FREE stuff! 

Get a Jump on Your Holiday Scrapbooking with a Class or a Kit To Go!

What are you going to put all those wonderful holiday photos in this year?  I am using our Christmas Cheer Simply Scrappin' Kit and one of our 6x6 Natural Linen Albums.  You can make one too as I am offering this as a local class as well as a kit in the mail!!! 

Come to a class on November 6th from 2-5 in my Stampin' Studio.  During class, you will create a 6x6 holiday scrapbook perfect for showcasing those special moments.  Your class fee includes the pre-cut supplies from the Christmas Cheer Simply Scrappin' Kit to create 20 pages in a 6x6 Natural Linen Ring Album (choose the post album for an add’l $3.50).  We will also decorate the front of the album with our Deck the Halls Fabric, NEW Seam Binding ribbon and the Deck the Halls Big Designer Buttons (buttons may differ from the ones shown in the photo).  Take the book home and add your photos after the holidays.  Class fee is $39.95 and RSVP with payment is required.  

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I am offering it as a kit to go to make the pages only for $21.95, this includes an emailed file with close up pictures of each page and the cover.  If you are viewing this in a reader, you may need to come to MY BLOG for the paypal links.

Kit in the mail $21.95

See you soon!!!


Bigshot Be a Big Shot at Home by signing up for my series of four classes,  After the last class, you will receive a $150 Shopping Spree from me to purchase whatever you want out of the catalog and you will also receive a level 1 hostess item, additional $15 in FREE mdse and three FREE SAB items!! Vintchrist

The Handmade Holiday Bundles are available now for 20% off, SHOP NOW and get an early start on your holiday crafting.


Cameo Coral and Pink Flamingo

Cameo Coral is one of those colors that I will really miss when it retires at the end of June.  It is such a fun springy color and I love it in the Pink Flamingo Designer Series Paper which will also retire.  This project is featured in my May newsletter so if you want to know how to make it, you better sign up to receive my newsletters HERE

I will be putting in some photos of Tom, Sandy, Mike and I on our cruise when I get home. :-)

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Petal Party Simply Scrappin' Kit = Quickie Card

My daughter has started the PAWS testing this week.  It is a four week testing series and they have been planning for it all year.  I have been tucking little notes of encouragement in her lunch and our Simply Scrappin' Kits have made this soooooo easy!!


This one uses the Petal Party Simply Scrappin' Kit along with the Pennant Bigz XL die and the Circles #2 die.  I started with a piece of the Textured Pixie Pink card stock and cut it to 3 x 6.  I folded it in half and layered the die cuts from the Big Shot and the Die Cuts from the Petal Party kit.  The envelope is one of our Mini Square Envelopes and I added a die cut to the outside.  This literally went together in about two minutes.

Our Simply Scrappin' Kits have a ton of die cuts and paper in them!! You get six sheets of 6x12 self adhesive die cuts, two of each sheet shown here.  Eight sheets of textured card stock, two of each sheet shown here and six sheets of double sided Designer Series paper, three of each shown here.  Click HERE to see the other kits we have available and to shop now. 


Medallion and Mini Scrapbooks - part 2

Happy Tuesday to you!!!  Here are the last two projects that I made using the Medallion stamp this past weekend.  Click HERE to see the other samples.


I think this one is my favorite.  I used Soft Suede and Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink and a Sponge Dauber.  I pounced my dauber in my ink pad and then onto my stamp.  The image in the center is from the Charming stamp set on page 32 of the Holiday Mini.  I flipped the Soft Suede Polka Dot Ribbon around so it is plain. 

You can see my other two samples with this stamp HERE.


This one was done by first using the Brayer to roll Apricot Appeal ink onto the entire stamp and then using the Sponge Dauber to add the Real Red. Since I was essentially "mixing" the two colors by pouncing the Real Red over the Apricot Appeal, I was left with a soft orangey color.  It is pretty nifty.

So there you have it a few ways to create a mottled look to this AWESOME Medallion stamp.  Don't have yours yet?  You need it!!!  Place your orders HERE in my online store and don't forget to check out the Deal of the Week and the Clearance Rack while you are there.

Also, all Online Orders of $45 will receive two FREE bookmark kits through October 31st.  Email me after you place your order and let me know if you would like girlie, boyish or holiday in your kit.  I will also need to know what initials you would like.

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Medallion and Mini Scrapbooks

I was trying to come up with a project for an upcoming class using the Medallion stamp and I thought a mini scrapbook would be fun.  I used different sponges and the Brayer to create the different looks.


This was my first attempt and I am not completely pleased with how it turned out.  I used Sponge Daubers and dabbed the color onto my stamp, huffed on it and stamped.  I used Pretty in Pink and Melon Mambo.


This one used the same technique but I tried to be a little more random and I do like it better. :-)  I used Dusty Durango and Crushed Curry on this one.

The front and back covers of this mini album measure 7 1/4 x 5 1/2 and there are Clear Envelopes inside.  I used the Lovely Letters Alphabet for the initials that are layered on the Circle Punches


Stop by tomorrow to see two more samples with this stamp.  I need to photograph and edit them first. :-)


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Mini Scrapbook - Camping Under the Stars

Tomorrow is my birthday, I will be 39 again, and again, and again.........come back tomorrow for a birthday special.  It's my birthday but the special will be for you!!

This is one of the projects that I did at a workshop this month.  It is a mini scrapbook made out of our Clear Envelopes and some Kraft card stock


I cut my two pieces of Kraft card stock to 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 and scored them at 1" from each end.  I added the two Jumbo Eyelets and some Hemp Twine.  The images were stamped in Chocolate Chip and the letters were cut out with my Big Shot and the NEW Timeless Type Alphabet Junior Medium Sizzlit set.  I also added a little scribble with my Versamarker to keep our friendly bear grounded.

Here is a shot of the inside where I will put my photos of our upcoming vacation.


Thanks for looking!!