Cards from last night!

Hi all!

Check these out:

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It looks so much better in person! WE used The Sheltering Tree stamp. Such a pretty card and useful for so many occasions. This was copied from a very kind Demonstrator but I don't know her name! UGH!

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I know this is very difficult to see BUT it's BEAUTIFUL!  This one came from Mary Fish (I think!) We used the Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder, Itty Bitty Banners Framelits, the Flower Shop stamp and coordinating Pansy Punch. SO SO BEAUTIFUL and this too can be used for a variety occasions!

And since St Patrick is almost here– this one! Copied from Mary Fish.

THANKS to all those sharing demonstrators!!!

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 TOO DARN CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We used the Mustache Framelit, XL large Oval Punch, Bow Builder Punch, Gold Soiree Designer paper along with Crumb Cake, Gold Foil, Basic Black and Whisper White card stocks. SO MUCH FUN making these!

If you need to make St Patrick's Day cards or favors, contact me. I'm free for YOU to drop in whenever YOU can!  Hurry the little leprachaun will be here soon!


hugs to all!

Stay warm!

Spring IS coming!



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Ok friends!
Have a GREAT weekend!
Be back soon!
Coming to my Monday Night Technique Class??? We're playing with the Bokeh Technique!
Let me know if YOU are coming!
hugs, Barbara

Our projects for The Sisterhood of the Traveling Stamps (aka-Spring Fling)

Hi all!!


OK here is the photo of our projects! 

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Stamps March 2015



What do YOU think?


Ok it's TIME to let me know YOU are coming and bringing your friend!

DEADLINE for Registration is this SATURDAY –FEBRUARY 28TH

I am hosting two sessions:

10AM -1PM OR 2-5PM–both sessions exactly the same!

Besides making these projects*, you will receive your own package of Painted Blooms DSP, Itty Bitty Epoxy Stickers and a package of Rhinestone Jewels. (plus a favor and our SUPER DUPER INSTRUCTIONAL BOOKLET!)

Class fee is $35.

Can't make that date? Want a Long Distance Package? No problem –just add another $12 for postage and we'll send your kit to you!

It's going to be a FUN day!!!! 

Hope to HEAR from you by SATURDAY!!!!!

hugs, Barbara


 * Four cards, one Mini Treat Bag and one Berry Basket



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Creative Blog Hop

I was asked to take part in a fun blog hop by my friend Catherine Harwood. It's a chance to highlight Stampin' Up Demonstrators and products. First — a project to share.

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I was SO excited to do this Framed Paper Project! It's using the Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper from our Sale A Bration catalog. I took a piece of the leaf pattern and burnished a variety of colors onto it. Then I simply popped it into the frame and THEN added some butterflies! I LOVE how it looks and so did my friends who came and made one!

You can also see some cards we did–VERY easy and simple–and perfect for a quick note to a friend!


1. What are you working on?

Tomorrow I'll be working on organizing all the amazing SWAPS I got from our Leadership Conference( just returned from Orlando today! –JUST in time for more SNOW!!!).

Then I'll start prepping for two classes I'm holding this weekend –one a Dauber Class and one making  Valentine Cards and VERY cute Treat Boxes!  I LOVE WHAT I DO!!!!!

2. How does your work differ from others in your genre?

 I'm pretty much a creative COPIER!  I'm not sure I differ from many of my friends in that respect. BUT I'm ALWAYS looking for ways to use our wonderful products to create/copy or tweak a simple yet fun and useful project. Whether it be cards, 3-d projects, legacy/memory keeping or ANYTHING to do with paper crafting–I love the challenge of the creative process!

3.  Why do you create what you do? 

I always LOVED kindergarten –the reason?? It was FUN and playful! I remember the white paste and crayons and plastic scissors (that didn't cut much! LOL) and I remember how I truly enjoyed going to school every day and 'playing'.

Here I am –a NUMBER of years later–playing with the same kinds of products and tools –and I LOVE IT!!!

4. How does your creativity process work?

I'm always looking at things with the potential to make something. No matter if it's paper or ink or ribbon, I'm always thinking about how I can use and or incorporate those items into my stamping.

Stampin' Up! makes it unbelievably easy for me –the product line and RESOURCES are truly amazing!


Next Monday Demonstrators Rhonda Morgan and Christine Josti are scheduled to share a project idea and more about their creative process. I met both Rhonda (who lives in Arizona) and Christine (who lives in Massachusetts ) through the silly little rubber stamp! We are fast friends now!  I think you'll LOVE what they share with you!


Have  a GREAT MONDAY!!!!


hugs, Barbara

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