Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you a happy, healthy and blessed Thanksgiving.  

I am very thankful for all of my Stamping friends, the company that I work for Stampin' Up!, and my friends and family.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!
Barbara

Saturday, October 4, 2014

The Great Craft Room Cleanup Challenge

I am accepting the challenge.   Lyssa Zwolanek, a friend, SU! Demo and Facebook friend is hosting a challenge on her facebook page to help us all cleanup our creating spaces.  I call my space the "Stampin' Studio". I have the entire 10' x 12' room.  My son installed the counter tops, and all the shelves on both walls.  Also he made the awesome window treatment to match my SU! Decor Elements!  

I will show you the BEFORE pictures, but promise not to judge.  Creativity is messy & I am VERY Creative.






So let's get started with this makeover.  Check back for each challenge and at the end of the month the final AFTER pictures.

~Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!
Barbara

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Weekly Deals

It's Tuesday, time for more weekly deals from Stampin' Up!

























 Order from my online store HERE or contact me to place your order.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!
~Barbara

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Weekly Deals

Take a look at these awesome deals from Stampin' Up!  Each week on Tuesday they announce new deals, so don't delay order before Monday, Aug. 25th.
























You may order through my online store HERE or contact me directly to place your order.
Thank You.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!
~Barbara

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Dazzling Divas Team Swaps

Are you ready to see the fabulous swap cards from the Dazzling Divas Team meeting?  Our swap theme for August was "Anything Goes Birthday". 
Card in a Box by Barbara Welch

Happy Birthday Owls by Jane Rappleyea

Sweet Birthday by Linda Rodenberg

Oh Happy Day by Pam Hegarty



















































































I hope these inspired you to be creative.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!
~Barbara

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

August Dazzling Divas Team Meeting

Today I want to share with you the Make & Take project I created for the team meeting this month.  We take turns providing the make & take project and this month was my turn.  I love making the chalkboard easel cards for any occasion. 
























Stamps:  Hey You, Banner Banter, Hardwood
Paper:  Basic Black, Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink:  Craft Whisper White; Classic Soft Suede, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: White Baker's Twine, Pool Party Cotton Ribbon, Dimensionals, Banner Punch, Decorative Label Punch, White embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Paper Trimmer, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Thanks for stopping by today.  Check back tomorrow, I will be sharing the swaps from the meeting.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!
~Barbara

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Paper Pumpkin Night Out

This year at Convention, Stampin' Up! hosted a Paper Pumpkin Night Out Party on Wednesday evening during Registration and Bag Pickup.  It was so much fun and full of surprises.  There was a Make & Take It project featuring an upcoming Paper Pumpkin Kit. Also another bonus, if you were a current subscriber you received an exclusive Paper Pumpkin Snail Adhesive. 
Paper Pumpkin Make & Take It, Badges, and Exclusive Paper Pumpkin Snail Adhesive

My July Kit, everything included to make 6 boxes and 6 cards

This orange box can be in your mailbox next month

 We also saw a sneak peek at the upcoming kits that will be sent out monthly to subscribers.  No photos it's a surprise! Each month a fully designed project kit arrives at your door with stamps. ink, and paper - everything cut and ready to go.





















A special offer is happening now when you subscribe by September 10th, your first two months are 50% off (use promo code HALFOFF2) at MyPaperPumpkin.com.  Please choose me as your demonstrator.  
After your first two months, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 US + tax per month (shipping is included). It's convenient and low risk - you can put it on hold or cancel anytime. 

Thanks for stopping by. 

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!
~Barbara



Saturday, July 26, 2014

Stampahowlics Team Event

It was fun to meet with Janice and other Stampahowlics at this years Convention team event on Wednesday evening.  The theme was "Stash Bash", everything moustaches!!!
My upline Janice Weightman and I at the team event

We did a Project Life by Stampin' Up! album and received these cute treats!

Swaps by Janice




























































Fun Game at the Event

























Thank you Janice for a fun team event.  More sharing to come over the next few days.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!
~Barbara

Friday, July 25, 2014

Convention Bag

This year at Inspire. Create. Share., we received this awesome Convention Bag.  It was just the right size for my Convention notebook, my iPad, iPhone, and wallet, plus a few other personal items to carry for the day.  























I designed and created this personalized bag tag for members of my downline and my special friends.  I made a total of 26. 
Bag Tag Front

Back of the Bag Tag












































Paper:  Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Strawberry Slush, In-Color Backgrounds DSP Stack, Back to Black DSP

Computer Generated Name and Convention Logo on Whisper White

Thanks for stopping by today.  Check back for more from Convention 2014 I have so much left to share with you.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!
~Barbara

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Convention Make & Takes

Today I want to share the make & take projects I stamped while attending Convention 2014.  This year there were 2 make & take workshops and 3 Mini Make & Take Classes.  All the classes featured the NEW In Colors and the Stamp Sets we got in our convention bag, Kinda Eclectic, Amazing Birthday and Seasonally Scattered.
Make & Take 1 - Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set - Cards with Envelopes

Make & Take 2 - Amazing Birthday - Card Pouch with 3 cards and Envelopes

Love these ladies and they made the Make & Takes FUN!!

Mini Make & Takes - Takeout Box, Kraft Journal, Project Life Page

































































Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you feel inspired to create some projects of your own.  See you tomorrow with more to share from Convention.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!
~Barbara

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Convention Gifts for Downline and Friends

I have returned from an amazing time at Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. Over the next few days I will be posting and sharing swaps, gifts and more from Convention 2014.
Each year I like to bring gifts for my upline, first level downline, levels 2 - 5 and special friends.  I try to give handmade things and sometimes a few altered items as well.  This year their gifts included a variety of items.
Items inside the bag for my first level downline





















Gift tag on each bag featured their initial





















Personalized Bag Tag, Dazzling Details with tag, Hand Sanitizer with Convention Logo
Swaps I made for their bags



















































I am glad you stopped by and I hope you will stop by tomorrow to see more of my Convention experience.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!
~Barbara

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up!



Order from my online store HERE or contact me directly and I will be happy to place the order for you.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!
Barbara Welch

Monday, June 2, 2014

NEW 2014-2015 Stampin' Up! Catalog is LIVE!!

Today is the day we can begin ordering all the NEW wonderful products from the 2014-2015 Catalog. 





















The new catalog is loaded with lots of fun new products, samples and ideas.  This new catalog is very user friendly!  There is a link in the left hand side bar of this blog to the pdf of the catalog and for the supplies that were used for each sample.  

If you would like to have your own copy, please contact me.  I have the copies in hand right now!  You can stop by and pick one up for FREE or  if you are not local, give me your address and all you pay for is shipping.

Have a great time looking through the pages of the catalog and making your wish list.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!
~Barbara

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Join my Stampin' Up! team for $50.00

 
Join my Stampin' Up! team for $50.00 today thru June 30th. Here's what's included:

*$55 worth of products you choose
 

*Anything from the Stampin' UP! online Store
 

*Only demonstrators can choose Blendabilities either in the kit or after they join - this will not be available to the public until later this summer.

*A 30 percent discount on your first order within 45 days

*A 20 percent discount on all your orders - up front savings!

*Free Paper Pumpkin Kit

*Free entrance to our annual Convention
* (must be registered by the 20th of June)

*A case of new catalogs to share with friends

*ME as your team leader!


You have nothing to loose and so much to gain.

Contact me to join today or go to my online website.


Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!
~Barbara


Friday, May 23, 2014

Something for Baby - CCMC304

Today I am playing along with the challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary.
http://www.createwithconnieandmary.com/.a/6a01310fc1b623970c01a511a1a96b970c-pi
Here is the card I designed for the challenge.  This is a NEW stamp set that will be available in the 2014-2015 Stampin' Up! catalog that debuts on June 2nd.





















Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps:  Something for Baby, A Dozen Thoughts
Paper:  Soft Sky, Basic Gray, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Subtles DSP Pack
Ink:  Soft Sky, Basic Gray, Sahara Sand
Accessories:  Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dot EF, Subtles Candy Dots, Basic Gray Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow for more creativity!

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!
~Barbara

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Blowout Sale - 25% to 50% off Retiring Products

Stampin' Up! is offering the Retiring Products that remain in stock at a 25% - 50% discount.  Offer is available only while supplies last, or until June 4.
You can shop on my website HERE 24 hours a day!!  Order early to get the products before they are gone.

Contact me if you need further assistance.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!
~Barbara

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

CCMC 21 - Thinking of You

Today I am playing along with the Colour Me Card Challenge.
Here is the card I designed for the challenge.


















Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps:  Peaceful Petals
Paper:  Early Espresso, Primrose Petals, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Ink:  Early Espresso, Primrose Petals, Soft Sky
Accessories:  Blender Pens, Big Shot, Delicate Designs EF, Early Espresso Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, 1-1/4" & 1-3/8" Circle Punches, Dimensionals, Pearls Basic Jewels

So glad you have stopped by today.  Tomorrow I will have a special from Stampin' Up! that you will not want to miss out on.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!
~Barbara
 
 
 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Kind & Cozy for MOJO Monday

Hello Friends!  Today I want to share a card I designed for the MOJO Monday Sketch Challenge.  I hope you are inspired to create a card of your own.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-lDTDkC3XBWU/U3lHKahfo0I/AAAAAAAATnw/2Orvhl5c1p8/s1600/Mojo346Sketch.gif

Here is my card, I love this set and glad it is not retiring.  
 
















Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps:  Kind & Cozy
Paper:  Pool Party, Tangerine Tango, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Subtles DSP Pack
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Accessories:  2-1/2" Circle, 1-3/4" Circle, 1-3/8" Circle, 1-1/4" Circle and Scallop Border Punches, Subtles Candy Dots, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today, see you tomorrow for more inspiration and creativity. Leave a comment if you have a moment, I love to hear from you.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!
~Barbara

Monday, May 19, 2014

PP196 - Clean-and-Simple Floral

This week's Clean-and-Simple Challenge over at The Paper Players is a Floral Theme.  No problem, I have plenty of floral stamps.  Do you like to use floral images when you stamp?

Here is the card I created for the challenge





















Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps:  Peaceful Petals, Perfect Pennants, Gorgeous Grunge
Paper:  Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink:  Black Stazon, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay
Markers:  Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Old Olive
Accessories:  Blender Pen, Large Oval Punch, Daffodil Delight Seam Binding, Paper Snips, Dimensionals

I hope you enjoyed seeing my card for the challenge.  Leave a comment I would love to hear from you.  See you tomorrow for more creativity and inspiration.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!
~Barbara

Sunday, May 18, 2014

PPA204 - Grateful There's You

Playing along with this Sketch Challenge over at Pals Paper Arts today.
Here is the card I created for the challenge.


















Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Chalk Talk
Paper:  Eastern Elegance DSP, Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Ink:  Crushed Curry
Accessories:  Big Shot, Beautifully Baroque EF, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Decorative Label, Extra Large Oval Punches, Dimensionals 

Thanks for stopping by, Leave a comment I would love to hear from you.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!
~Barbara

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Problem Solved......

Curious to see what the problem was and how I solved it?
When Stampin' Up! released the NEW Blendabilities Markers on May 1st, I couldn't wait to get the sets that are available now for demonstrators.  So when my order arrived, I took the markers out of the box and up to my studio.  Everything in my studio has a place and is neatly organized. Here was the problem....the NEW Blendabilities did not fit into the current marker box. As with our other markers, these also need to lay on their side.  So today I set out to find a storage solution that would fit in with the other storage decor in my studio.
 VOILA!!! The Perfect Marker Storage Station.
Each tall rectangular space will hold 5 sets of 3 markers






















 
Narrow shelves hold 3 sets of markers and Color Lifter


























I placed the Many Marvelous Marker Set on top of the cube
Here is the packaging from the mini cube a.k.a.- Marker Storage Solution, I purchased at Michaels.




































Thank for stopping by today, leave a comment I love to hear from you.
Live, Laugh, Laugh and STAMP!
~Barbara

Friday, May 16, 2014

CCMC303 - Too Kind

Today I am playing along with the sketch challenge over at Create with Connie & Mary.






















Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps:  Too Kind, Positively Chevron
Paper:  Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Gingham Garden DSP
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories:  Linen Thread, Basic Metal Buttons

Thanks for stopping by today.  See you tomorrow for another weekly challenge share.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!
~Barbara