Paper Pumpkin 5 Year Anniversary

Hi Friends,

I’m so excited about Paper Pumpkin !

I can hardly believe it’s been five years!

But it has and Stampin’ Up! is inviting all of us to CELEBRATE!

If you’re not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, NOW is a great time to sign up!

A pretty box arrives each month (or you can opt to skip a month if you desire) with a fun crafting project!

Sign up before March 10th and you’ll be part of the celebration!

Click on this link:

and follow the prompts!

Ok friends…back to my stamping table!

Hope to hear from you soon and remember, sign up BEFORE March 10th to take advantage of the surprise!

Here are some examples of cards that I have made from my recent Paper Pumpkin boxes:


Barbara Lash signature line

It’s HERE! My STAMPARATUS came today! Reserve YOURS NOW!!!


Hi Friends,

It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it!

Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

Product details:

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$49.00 USD/$65.00 CAD

 Okay. I’ve gotta have one. How do I get in line?

You only have three more days to reserve YOUR STAMPARATUS!

You must get your order in by December 30th.

(your credit card will not be charged until it ships in March)

If you don't place your reservation now, you won't be able to order one until June when our new annual catalog comes out!


Click here to start the easy reservation process:

1.Go to my web site:

2.Then click on SHOP NOW

3. At the top left of the page, you will see both Sign In  or Create Account

4. You will see the various promotions going on right now.
Click on the Stamparatus one and VOILA!!! The rest is easy!


If you have any questions, contact me ASAP!


Stampin’ Up! Year End Sales Event

Hi Friends,

Today Stampin’ Up! kicked off their year end sales event and announced which products from the 2017 Holiday Catalog will be retiring.  Note: this sale is “While Supplies Last”, so you don’t wanna miss out – hurry over to my online store.

Year end sale barbara lash (3)I've created some handy PDF's that you can print out if you prefer to look that over before shopping:

Stampin' Up! Items on Sale

Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog Items retiring soon


Thankful for You Card Set

Hi Friends,

These three cards were inspired/tweaked by some I saw in Pinterest and in Thailand!

We made these as Make & Takes while on our awesome Stampin' Up! Trip in July!

The base card is Early Espresso then a layer of either Crushed Curry or Garden Green.

Then the luscious Painted Harvest Designer Series paper!

I then stamped and punched out (with the new Leaf Punch) several leaves to correspond with the paper.

Of COURSE I had to use a bit of Wink of Stella on the leaves!

Added a banner strip with the message and a bit of Baker's Twine plus a Faceted Jewel …and VOILA!

What do YOU think?






Painted autumn


Dsp_sale(click the image to shop this sale in my store)



And NOW with the amazing Designer Series paper Sale (purchase 3 and get one FREE!!!) this is a perfect time to stock up !

If you have any questions, please contact me!



Painted Autumn Fancy Fold Pumpkins

Hi Friends,

This card was inspired by an amazing Demonstrator, Linda Bauwin.

It's a creative yet fun and easy fold which could be used for just about any occasion.

See those pumpkins? Don't they look like they could just pop off the page?

Well, they were cut out from the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.

THEN you turn them wrong side up and put them on your Pierce Pad. Using the Score Tool, you simply make small circles on the back of the pumpkins. Keep making circles until the whole pumpkin is 'bubbled' up.

Turn them over and see the 3-d effect?? TOO DARN CUTE I say!







Painted autumn



Don't forget to take a look at he promotion for National card Making day. The flyer says it all and you can take advantage of some GREAT bargains!

My challenge to each of you is to send a card to someone you know but perhaps is not a close friend.

Maybe to your Hairdresser or Teller at your bank. Just pick a person whom you perhaps would never send a card to, and SEND ONE TO THEM!

I guarantee that the recipient of your beautiful card will be not only surprised at the mail box, but will be touched by YOUR random act of KINDNESS!

Go ahead–do it! You never know the impact it will have but I can assure you it will be wonderful!


(click on the image to view this sale in my store)






Sunflower Give Thanks Card

Hi Friends,

Perhaps this is one of my all time favorites!

I love sunflowers!

They are happy creations from above!

they make me smile and think of the warm summer and early fall…. I love them

And this card is an example of how fun a sunflower card can be!

It was inspired by a sample in our catalog!

Easy and fast to make.

The base is Whisper White , then a layer of Garden green which I dry embossed with the Petal Burst  Embossing Folder.

A strip of the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, some Burlap Ribbon under a messaged banner, a few stamped and cut out leaves AND a SUNFLOWER and ta-da!

Of course I added a Clear faceted Gem and Wink of Stella for accents.
What do YOU think?

Ok friends… hope you enjoyed this week's series of cards!

Questions? Contact me!





Painted autumn

(click the image to see this sale in my online store)



(click the image to see this sale in my online store)