Friday, December 17, 2010

treat cup

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nhk0egQLS0

click on the above link to see a really cute birthday party invitation... looks like it would be fun to recieve or send... not sure all the candy would make tho.....

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Christmas Card class


Hello everyone, sorry for the long delay in posts. My life has drastically changed and I am coping with those changes. For those of you who don't know, my husband of almost 34 years passed away in June. and miss him sooooo terribly much!
Stampin Up has always been a joy to me, and before he died he (my best friend, my Frog Prince,) , made me promise to not give up my stamping. Stamping has truely been a great form of stress relief for me.
These are the cards we will be making in Saturdays Stamp a stack. You will make 4 each of these 3 designs, for only 18.00. Let me know asap if you would like to join us. b4frog@wayn.org is my email. Hope to hear from you soon, and I hope to be back blogging on a more regular basis. A big Thank you goes out to my side line Angie and my Upline Susan for their contribution to our card class.. we each designed one of the cards!
Til next time, happy stamping!
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Sunday, May 2, 2010

buildabear

We did this at a recent workshop! I would like to thank Jen-Jen and Jen and Chris for all their help.. at the workshop that almost wasn't! I was called away on an emergency, and these great gals, all new to stamping took over! I showed them how to do the projects and then took off! So you see, even 'newbies" can stamp!
I left the image plain.. so the guests could color it themselves or leave it blank for the child in their life to color! I used green galore and appricot appeal cardstock, and whisper white of course. I used versamark for the background bears.... easy-peasy-lemon squeezie! Thanks again to my wonderful hostesses and helpers!
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Saturday, April 10, 2010







I wish my scanner was better, but the yellow you see here is really gable green chalk. I use glossy white card stock and ran it thru the emobossing folder, elegant bouquet. I used Pixie Pink textured card stock to layer my embossed piece on. I couldn't figure out how to get the chalk to stick to the glossy cardstock, so I used my versamark ink on a dauber and then used another dauber for each color of chalk. You will have to just believe me that it is much prettier in real life!
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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

try this

If you click on the "try this" I'm hoping it will take you to a video all about using Stampin Up!'s new punches, and how to make the cornor punch work. Lets see if my computer skills have any skills at all!
Good Luck!

Bird thank yous

I just love how simple and easy it is to create nice little thank yous for my custamers using the two step bird punch! I hope my custamers like them too!
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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Shannons Thank yous

Our Granddaughter turned 1 year old ! Her party was Sat, and since her Mommy had a "monkey" theme, I knew that Fox and Friends from the mini was just what was needed. I made 34 of these little monkies today! I used Tall Tales designer series paper and of course my big shot with the movers and shapers die! It made cutting and folding a breeze,as I could cut up to 4 cards at one time, using the whisper white card stock. Truely a labor of Love!
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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I just love this chocolate bunny! He looks good enough to eat! This card is 3x6 and is mailable for the regular price and uses Stampin Up! 's open end enevelopes, small. I used barely banana 12x12 ( you get 4 cards from one sheet!!), the hugs notes stamped the dot dot stamp in so safron, wrapped brown satin ribbon around the card before adhering it to a 4.25 x 2.5 piece of chocolate chip cardstock. the designer paper is from the sweet pea paper pack, I stamped Happy Easter Well Scripted in chocolate chip on barely banana card stock and punched it out with the scalloped oval punch. It went together very easily, and I prepped for 20 tonight while helping hubby watch TV!! This is our make and take, as my hostess wanted an Easter themed party! Hubby noted that Brachs candy makes a chocolate bunny that looks very similar to this little fella! hmmmm .. Leave it to Ford to know all about candy!!
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

happy birthday Wendy!


Does this layout look familar? It is from Julie Davison, whimsical butterfly collection! I needed a birthday card quick and in a hurry... these flowers were just begging to be used... so I changed the original to suit what I needed! I just love that all of stampin ups colors co-ordinate so well together! If you'd like some of these wonderful felt flowers, to add a little something to your projects... we need to get them soon! They will be going away April 30th!

Saturday, March 6, 2010


Just give me some designer series paper, some cardstock, a stamp or two, ink and a few do-dads and I can make cards quick and easy.I am so in love with Stampin Up!'s corderoy buttons! I can show you how to make these paper flowers quick and easy! My scanner isn't very friendly when it comes cards with dept on them, so please forgive the blurr... call me to see it person!
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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Posted by PicasaWe needed some "masculine" type cards at work, some for just thinking of you, and some for sympathy.. so this is the design I came up with. Very simple. Used watercolor paper and used versamark ink and pastels... it needed a little something... so I made more shimmer spray and lightly spritzed the card, and it gave it just the right look I was looking for. I made about 6 of these.. and I think I need to go make more. The stamps set is sillouettes of nature. The buttons are kraft corduroy and they are tied with linnen thread.

I am in love with the new mini catalog! My scanner isn't very good with the color.. this is supposed to be bermuda bay...and soft suede.. Its hard to see, but I made a shimmer mist and put it on the flower... It was so easy to do.. just some shimmer paint and alcohol in a fine mist spray bottle. Ihave been misting everything! I'll be posting some more masculine cards I needed to do for work.
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Monday, February 1, 2010

upcoming class

UPCOMING CLASSES!

We will make this card organizer and 6 cards..(2 each of the 3 designs). The class is on Feb 20th, 2010 at 10 am. The cost of the class is $28.00 and the deadline to sign up is Feb 10th so we can order enough supplies ! This will be a fun class. In March we will be offering an all occasion stamp a stack to fill your card organizer! Call or email me to save your spot. b4frog@wyan.org

The class will be held at my upline's home on the cornor of 10th and Vinewood in Wyandotte. If you need me to bring the class to you, email me or call me!

Happy Stamping,

Barb

Saturday, January 23, 2010

This banner was made by my very talented sideline Angela Cleveland for our openhouse last week . Isnt' she talented? I just love it! She used the banner die and the pocket fold die and the new heart sizzlet die. See what fun things you can make with our bigshot?? Every paper crafter and quilter NEEDS one! Did you know you can cut 8 layers of fabric at once?? For all my quilter friends out there... I have lots of ideas to share with you! Call me, I can't wait to share!
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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy Anniversary to our daughter and son in law. Its hard to see one of the birds, but I used my new punch to punch them out of the new designer seriers paper that will be out on Monday! (today if I have done this correctly). This was a really easy card to do... very little stamping, and poof, instant card! I trust you all had a very merry Christmas and happy New Year~! next week I go to my first Leadership confrence... for Stampin Up, and I am very excited! I'll be back with some of the goodies we make.
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