Be Merry Kit – Upcoming Class

Hi Friends,

Check out these adorable ornaments made with the Be Merry kit in the Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog (pg 32). 

Aren't they beautiful?  And the best part is – the hard part (the rosette) is already done for you!


The kit makes 12 ornaments / gift tags – six of each, two designs. Finished size is approximately 4" in diameter.


And you know ME! I had to add some Wink of Stella just to give it a little more pizzazz!!!

As always, this kit can be purchased from my online store or by contacting me

But, we have an extra fun option for this in that you can join me for class at my home in Franklin on Sunday, October 15th at 9am and we will make them together. 

This will be a fast and fun class! Included in your class fee, you will receive:

1.) Your own Be Merry Kit

2.) 1 Mini Pizza Box all decorated!

Class fee is $25.00 Please RSVP by October 2nd     Email me to reserve your spot!


Here is the promotional video from Stampin' Up! on this kit.



My Star Stampers Annual Celebration

Hi friends,

This was a fantastic weekend!  It was my annual Star Stampers celebration.  Star Stampers are those who have joined the fun of Stampin' Up! with me as either a hobby or a business demonstrator.  We had a blast!


Each person was given a name tag, that they can use later as a Christmas Tree ornament (made using the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and coordinating punch).


I made them each a small gift using the new treat tubes from the new 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  They are perfect for holding M&Ms or Skittles.


Acrylic frames from the dollar store make for a great post it note holder when decorated up using Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper and a stamped imaged backed by some burlap ribbon.  These spoke for me as I am thankful for each and every Star Stamper on my team!


Another acrylic frame decorated with Designer Series Paper and some punched daisies from the Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight stamp set and coordinating punch with some adhesive magnet sheets make for a great place to store small framelits we were using to make cards without losing them.


I was also excited to share with them samples of some of the awesome new products coming out in the 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog!

I invite you to ask me about becoming a Star Stamper and joining my amazing team of Hobby and Business Demonstrators as we do what we love and share it with others!  For a small $99 investment you get to chose $125 of Stampin' Up! product with FREE shipping!  You will them enjoy a 20% discount on Stampin' Up! product thru the end of the next full quarter.  I'd love to answer any and all questions you have about taking advantage of a great deal that has no pressure to sell or recruit others (unless you choose to share what you love with others).

We had much more fun as we enjoyed food, fellowship and stamping – and even a dip in the swimming pool!  Be sure to come back and check out the blog to see what fun we had and the awesome cards we made!



New Deals on Clearance Rack

Clearance rack

Hi Friends,

A new season is almost here, and that means it's time for some change. What else does it mean? New Clearance Rack deals! Visit my online store now and save up to 60% on select products. These deals won't last forever though, so fill up your shopping bag before supplies run out!

If you are local and want to pop over and attend some of the classes in my home, I'd love to have you join us!  It is a relaxed fun environment where you can socialize and get creative with like minded individuals!  Lately, we have been playing with the Coffee Cafe bundle.  This is an awesome set with some great possibilities.  These are the cards we are making this week:






IMG_3553I found these awesome designs on Pinterest.  I just love working with a group of talented demonstrators who just love creating and sharing what we love with others.  We are CASEing these designs this week.  (CASE = Copy And Share Everything)



A quick card using the Floral Affection Embossing Folder

Hi friends!


I'm having a great time with my 13 yr old grandson.

He is my Director/Producer/Editor and Videographer!

So here is a video that we just finished.


Love the card –easy and so adaptable for any occasion!

I used the new Sweet Sugarplum Card stock, Blooms & Bliss DSP and  the Floral Affection embossing folder


What do YOU think?




Stay tuned !


More fun to come!


hugs, Barbara

Monday Night Class and photos of pretty cards!

Hi all!


Ok here are the cards we made today.  We used the Number of Years stamp set and the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series paper.


What do YOU think?

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Note that the medallion does NOT have anything in it but everyone used the Big Shot to cut out numbers to put inside it. This is my card and as of this moment I don't know who will get it –hence no numbers!

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I just love this one –what do YOU think????


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This one and the next used the same format –simple and sweet.

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Everyone made 2 of each design AND then we made a cute pocket to hold them.

It ties on the side with the ribbon. A very nice Mother's Day or gift for someone sweet!

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Ok that's it!!


Now for tomorrow's class we 'll make these cards. This is the new stamp set commemorating the ONE MILLIONTH Paper Pumpkin kit !!

I absolutely love this card –the colors are Wisteria Wonder and Mint Macaron –love love love it!

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I'm sure I'll have another card for tomorrow  but right now I MUST go watch my dear Red Sox with my sweet husband — or at least until I fall asleep!

Hope to see you tomorrow night!


hugs to all and welcome the merry month of MAY!


Weekly Deals, NEW Sale A Bration items and class info!

Hi friends!


Ok here are the Weekly Deals:


And here is a great video about the NEW Metallic Tapes !!! 

These and the following two stamp sets are FREE with a $50 product order!

Time is limited!

Come March 31st they will be gone!

Contact me or go to my online store.




Three fun videos!

Three great new products!

Hurry –they are only available until March 31st!


Ok friends –NEXT!!

Please Save this Date:

MAY 1st–May Day!

We are continuing with our "Sisterhood of the Traveling Stamps"

Starting at 9AM , my home in Franklin-

Since it IS May st, we are keeping with traditions of yore…

I will serve YOU BREAKFAST!

That's right!

Come at 9AM and I will have a proper breakfast waiting for you…

And keeping with other May Day Traditions, you will have some old fashion surprises!

PLUS it will be  stamp time! Fun projects to enjoy Spring!

More on that later but for now INK in the date and time!

Details about projects and such will be forthcoming…..

BUT it will be a GREAT way to start off the merry month of May!


I will have a few other classes for March and April –stay tuned!

OK -off to get caught up on absent emails and texts!

hugs to all!