Happiness Surrounds and COLOR!

Hi Friends,

I made this card for my trip to Idaho.

I’ll be needing ‘thank you’s’ so this was a fast and easy way to create some simple yet sweet cards.

Happiness Surrounds and COLOR!

I am IN LOVE with Blackberry Bliss and Gray Granite colors .

So the base is Gray Granite at 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.

Next is a layer of Blackberry Bliss at 5 1/4 x 4.

Then a layer of Frosted Floral Dsp at 5 x 3 3/4.

Using the Stitched Shapes Framelits, I cut a larger oval in Blackberry Bliss, a next sized smaller in Whisper White.

I used the Happiness Surrounds stamp set images and Gray Granite, Blackberry Bliss and Old Olive inks to create a flower image.

Snailed the  white layer onto the blackberry layer then popped a few Dimensionals on and placed it on the card.

I added a thank you from All Things Thanks –and voila –card is done!

Not to leave out the envelope (no naked envelopes in my house!) – added the leaves in Old Olive.

What do you think?

 

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If you have ANY questions, please contact me!

 

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Pleasant Pheasants Thanksgiving card

Hi Friends,

When flipping through our Holiday Catalog, I fell in LOVE with the Thanksgiving card on page 44.

It’s the top left card- using the Merry Merlot card stock.

I think it’s so much fun to COLOR and that;s just what I did!

Using our Watercolor Pencils, it was fun –just like being back in kindergarten!

Then I gently used my Aqua Painter and with soft, one directional strokes, covered over the colored layers.

First I apologize for the poor image –I was in a hurry to get it posted for my Demonstrators–am a work in progress!

Directions:

I used Crumb Cake as the card base at 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/2

      2.Then I took a piece of Pumpkin pIe at 5 x 3 /3/4 and ran it through the Big Shot using the new Tin Tile Embossing Folder.

      3.Then I took a Sponge Dauber and used Pumpkin Pie ink to distress the embossed layer.

      4.I did use Tear & Tape to adhere it to the base layer. I think with thicker embossing folders, extra adhesive is a great way to insure it sticks properly.

      5.Next I took the wagon stamp and message and used Stazon to stamp on a layer of Very Vanilla.

           THEN -for me the REAL FUN began!    COLORING!

      6.I used the WATERCOLOR PENCILS and colored away.

        NO fuss,  no worry, just easy broadstrokes over the images–kinda like an ombray effect.

      7.THEN I took my Aqua Painter and very gently and in one direction only, blended the colors a tad more.

      8.I made a tiny bow with the Braided Linen Thread and attached with a Glue Dot.

      9.This layer was attached to a piece of Crumb Cake. The edges were distressed using the blade of my Snips–just to give it a bit more dimension. Dimensionals were used to pop it on top of the textured piece.

These are the products I used to make it:

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Egg Crate Easter Bunnies for Ronald McDonald House

Hi Friends,

It’s Easter and how adorable is this little egg crate bunny?

TOO DARN CUTE

Had an incredibly FUN TIME three days ago with my ‘peeps’ –how appropriate -PEEPS!
We made 40 Easter Egg Baskets for the kids at the Charlestown and Springfield Ronald McDonald Houses..
The “bunnies” were very busy!!!

All delivered and they will ‘pop’ up at the Houses on Sunday. I think the kids will love them!

Of course I had to make some for my grand-kids. They are so cute and make me smile.

SO…….. I wish each of you a Happy Easter and lovely SPRING!!

As I look outside, I can envision the garden being planted, the lawn waking up and MY POOL OPENED!!!

So much to enjoy come spring…

Enjoy the day..

Enjoy the season!

Hope to see YOU soon!

stampin up egg crate bunny for ronald mcdonald house charities by Barbara Lash of Stamp With Barbara

 

stampin up egg crate bunny for ronald mcdonald house charities by Barbara Lash of Stamp With Barbara

We used the retired Egg Crates from last year plus some retired ribbons. Of course the body of the work was done simply with punches and adhered with Tombow glue. You can’t see the tail–but IT IS CUTE!…. a big fluffy cotton ball! We added Cadbury Eggs (4 fit perfectly in the egg holes) and voila!

Supplies Used:

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Embossing Paste Class

Hi Friends,

I wanted to invite you to a class I have coming up on Saturday,January 13th at 9AM.

It's based on our new embossing paste which looks so elegant but is SIMPLE to use!

We will be CASEing a card from Dawn Griffith. 

This is just a beautiful card.

I love it and in real life I think YOU will too!

We will be making a total of SIX cards with envelopes-all using the White (which we will color) and the NEW Silver Embossing Pastes!

 

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Here is a video from Stampin' Up! showing this embossing paste in action:

 

 

Your class fee of $40 includes:

  1. White Embossing Paste
  2. Palette Knives
  3. Embossing Masks
  4. Six cards with envelopes      

AND we also will be using the STAMPARATUS!!!!!!!!! FUN FUN FUN!!!!!

So come on over on January 13th! It will be a great way to start stamping in 2018!

PLEASE RSVP by January 3!

hugs to all,

Barbara

Stampin’ Blends Are Available

Hi Friends,

They are here!  The Stampin' Blends are available for purchase!  If you have not tried these yet, you are missing out! 

Here are a few cards that I made with them.  Can you see how beautifully they blend and show shading?

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The markers can be purchased as single makers, in two marker sets by color, or as a whole collection.  We currently have 12 of our exclusive Stampin' Up! colors, plus two shades of skin tone and a color lifter for a total of 27 markers.

I have been enjoying these new alcohol markers and I'm sure you will too!

Another tool to add to your inventory of fun options!

So to entice YOU, how about a class?

Sunday, November 26th at 9AM

My home in Franklin

We'll make 4 cards -generic –you can use them for any occasion.

We'll use the Just Add Color Designer Series Specialty Paper.

I have all of the Stampin' Blends which you can use,  but in the class fee, you will get four.

YOU can select which four you like when you register for this class!

Class fee which includes your choice of FOUR Stampin' Blends plus four cards with envelopes is only $30.00

PLEASE rsvp by THIS FRIDAY November 17th! 

PLEASE make sure you tell me which Stampin' Blends YOU want!

Now if you want ALL the Stampin' Blends, my deal is this:

Purchase the entire set and I will give you a package of Whisper White Thick Cardstock (AC p. 194) FREE!!!

This card stock is great to use with these markers!

So if you haven't tried this Thick Card stock yet, this offer might be just for YOU!

AGAIN –PLEASE rsvp ASAP no later than THIS COMING FRIDAY!

hugs to all!

Barbara

PS –This set would make a GREAT Christmas Gift!! HO HO HO!

 

 

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Here is a quick video about the basics of using Stampin' Blends.

 

Improve with Wine

Hi Friends,

 I LOVE this stamp set – Half Full -designed by Stampin' Up! Demonstrator,  Linda Bauwin!

When a Demonstrator surpasses $1,000,000 in sales she/he gets to DESIGN their own set!

How cool is that!!!!!

And I love the cards we just made at my class on Saturday!

For this one, we used a  base of Crumb Cake card stock. Then a layer of Very Vanilla and topped off with another layer of Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper and THEN a Gold Foil Snowflake with fresh Fig and Gold Metallic Edge ribbons!

A little stamping, cutting  and Wink of Stella and voila!

What do you think?

Of course this was copied/tweaked from a card in Stampin' Up!

Check this one out and then come back this Wednesday to see the second card we made!

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Hugs,

Barbara