Epic Celebration

Hi friends,

Here is a card I made for my grandson.  It was made using the Epic Celebrations stamp set and Pacific Point ink with Aqua Painters. 

I just adore this Epic Celebrations stamp set, but you can’t buy it. You can ONLY earn it for FREE!! 

With a qualifying order, you can get this stamp set for FREE as a Sale-A-Bration 2018 option..

Stampin' Up! Epic Celebraton with Brusho colour crystals and headhones  Great teenage card by Barbara Lash of Stampin' With Barbara

This card was made on a thick Whisper White card base, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. 

I then added a 5 1/4″ x 4″ layer of Pacific Point card stock that had been stamped with the dots in Pacific Point ink.

Next I used Pacific Point Ink with the Aqua painter to ‘splash’ on color as I liked it.

Using Memento Ink, I stamped the headset and the message — added some more color and voila!

My grand son loved it  AND that’s saying something for a 16yr. old!

What do YOU think?

Here are the products I used to make this card:

Barbara Lash signature line

Sharing Sweet Thoughts for RMHC

Hi Friends,

Did you know that Stampin' Up! has a partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities around the country? 

Each year they have a stamp set dedicated to this cause.  For each one of these stamp sets sold, Stampin' Up! makes a donation to RMHC. 

The set that was released with the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog is called Sharing Sweet Thoughts.


This cute set can make a sweet and simple card with some simple layers and just a little bit of stamping and coloring. (Don't forget to add a little something to the envelope to coordinate – those little extra touches help alot!)


You can step this card up by adding some of the Stampin' Up Window Sheet acetate over the jar making it look like actual glass.  Add a little gold trim to the jar lid and some ribbons across the bottom for an adorable "stepped up" card.


If you like the textured look – the Ruffled Dynamic textured impressions embossing folder has been used on the Real Red layer of this card.  Again, the Stampin' Up! Window Sheet acetate gives the jar a glass look.  This time the jar was "left open" giving those ladybugs a way out. Some linen thread and black bakers twine add even more texture.


I copied /tweaked those cards from designs I saw on Pinterest!

A change in color and orientation, add a few layers and you get a whole new stepped up look!

— this is where we add the pic of the director you met and tell about the card(s) you gave her —

This picture is at our NEW RMH in Springfield, Massachusetts. Betty Saccoccia is with Skochii, the Director of the House. We gave Skochii those cards to show her how fun and easy they are to make –and of COURSE using the RMHC stamp set!

Do you want to know more about the partnership between Ronald Mc Donald House Charities and Stampin' Up! check out their website.



Try Paper Pumpkin for HALF OFF!


Hi Friends,

Have you been considering trying out Stampin' Up!'s monthly subscription of kits called Paper Pumpkin but haven't done it yet? 

Now is the time! 

Stampin' Up! is running a special through this weekend to sign up at HALF OFF!  What a great deal!

Here is a video from Stampin' Up! telling you all about it:


Fine Details: Fall into Savings Promotion

  • First time subscribers only.
  • You must join by Monday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid.
  • 50% Discount applied to September’s kit ONLY.   After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95 (which includes shipping).
  • Enter the promo code, HALFOFF0917 upon checkout.
  • Unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after your first kit.

TO ORDER YOUR 50% OFF KIT AND SUBSCRIBE THRU ME, PLEASE visit Paper Pumpkin and enter HALFOFF0917 to receive 50% off the September kit.

This kits are great for taking on a road trip, doing at a coffee shop with a friend or getting crafty with your children or grandkids!*  Go check it out!



*I do my paper Pumpkin with my older granddaughter, Selkie. She lives in Los Angeles so we FaceTime together! The geography is lousy but at LEAST we get to craft together via technology!

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Cards for Sunday’s class and my new friend “Stella”

Hi all!


Ok once again I am CRAZY EXCITED about this fun new product Wink of Stella.


Check out this video!

And don't forget to WAIT until the very end –you HAVE to see Phoebe!



And here are my 'tweaked' versions of the cards we'll be making at my class on Sunday!

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This is using Crumb Cake and Blushing Bride card stock. It's copied/tweaked from one I saw Rachel Tessman do–lovely card and thanks Rachel for SHARING!!!!

This one I adapted from another one I saw but I can NOT find her name –ugh!!

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This has Real Red card stock and Silver Foil paper……and we'll be making the matching envelope!!!!!!!!!


Here is the Bear!  Too darn cute!  This was a copy, greatly tweaked by Priscilla Meunier!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

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Ok friends


Class is Sunday, February 7th–9AM

Making 6 cards w/envelopes–two of each design.

Class fee is $15 or only $5 if you place a $50 product order!

(Can you say Sale A Bration???)


Are YOU coming??????

Please let me know by Friday 6PM


hugs, Barbara

Weekly Deals, Valentines and Birthday Card Classes!

Hi friends!

Ok here are the Weekly Deals!

The Party Pack Punch set is on sale!!!!! 

Here are the details about my upcoming class.

 My Birthday Card Class will be on Saturday, February 27th at 9AM –   my home in Franklin

We will make 4 female, 4 male and 2 kid birthday cards.
You will get the Confetti Textured Embossing Folder, the Party Punch Pack (on SALE this week only!) and 10 yds each of the Melon Mambo and Mint Macaron Baker's Twine.
We will also be using lots of combinations of the It's My Party Designer Series Paper.

AND one of the patterns in the Designer Series Pack very closely resembles a new United States Postal stamp -called Celebration.

So every person who comes to this class will ALSO get FOUR of these stamps!!!!!

All ready to attach to your decorated envelope!

PLEASE let me know YOU are attending this class as I will order the Party Punch Pack this week!

Class fee includes the Confetti textured Embossing Folder, the Party Punch Pack, ten yds each of the Melon Mambo and Mint Macaron Baker's Twine and TEN cards with envelopes.

Fee is $ 45.00

But WAIT –there's MORE — if you place a $50 product order that day your class fee is reduced to only $35.00!!

Plus you'll get to select a FREE SALE A BRATION item as well!!!!

PLEASE register for this class no later than this Sunday, January 24th!



Ok now my Valentine Class on Sunday, February 7th-  9AM my home in Franklin

We'll make six very pretty valentine cards using a lot of pretty paper and embellishments!

We will use the Love Blossoms Designer Paper Stack, Blushing Bride Glimmer paper,  Bloomin' Love stamp set Bloomin Heart Thinlits Die, Love Blossoms Embellishments Kit and the Big Shot Die Brush for sure!

I haven't decided on the designs just yet but stay tuned!

Class fee is $15 but if you place a $50 product order your fee is only $5.00!!!!

IF you want extra set ups of the cards we will make that day, I will have them available for $2.50 each. You will have time to do your stamping and assemble at home if you like!

Please RSVP by January 30th!

I promise to post samples in the next few days!

So many options –not enough time! LOL!


Ok friends –will be back in touch in a few with pictures of Valentine cards!

And maybe an extra added treat too!


hugs, Barbara







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Weekly Deals, Sale A Bration and New CATALOG!!!!!

Hi friends!


It's TIME!!

Weekly Deals!

Sale A Bration and the new Occasions catalogs are LIVE!


Ok here are the Weekly Deals!


Next — hopefully you all have YOUR Sale A Bration and Occasions catalog

(if you still don't, please contact me and I'll send one to you ASAP!)


You can place any order TODAY! 

And don't forget that if your product total is $50, you can select ANY item from the Sale A Bration catalog for FREE!! (every $50 gets you another free item!)

So grab that cup of coffee or tea and peruse  the catalogs!

Make a list and check it twice!


Contact me!

Don't forget about My Birthday Party Class on January 16th at 9AM !

Let me know YOU are coming!

Four cards using all new items from the Occasions Catalog!

Fee is $10 or FREE if you place a $50 product order!

Let me sing HAPPY BIRTHDAY to YOU on January 16th!

Party, party, PARTY!!!






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