Thursday, May 16, 2019

Father's Day Stampin Friends Blog Hop

Welcome to the Father's Day Stampin Friends Blog Hop. This month 7 different bloggers are hopping.  We are sharing cards and projects for the special man you call Dad, Father, or Daddy.  If you came from the blog of Steph Jandrow, I am glad you are here. Her projects were awesome, I loved them.

Let's get right to my projects, I am using the Classic Garage Suite from the Stampin' Up! 2019 Occasions Catalog.  The card is a CAS/inspired by Amy Combs.  All items used are from Stampin' Up!

You're a Classic Card 


Ghirardelli Chocolates Treat Bag

The Geared Up Garage Stamp Set and the Classic Garage DSP make these projects easy to create.  I love the Classic Garage Metal Elements (Keys). 


I hope you have enjoyed my projects.  I enjoy sharing my love of paper crafting and inspiring you to be creative.  Make a card or a favor to give to someone special and it will make their day.

To see the projects from each blogger, you will simply click on the next name from the blog list below to continue through the hop.  I hope you enjoy all the creative ideas these talented stampers are showing on this hop. 
To help orient yourself, you are at Barbara Welch's blog. If you are starting on my blog, simply click on Melissa Thomas' name below and you will continue through the hop. She has great projects to share. 

Blog Hop List

  1. Rachael Rife
  2. Katja Ettig
  3. Maureen Rauchfuss
  4. Cheryl Taylor
  5. Steph Jandrow
  6. Barbara Welch - You Are Here
  7. Melissa Thomas
Thank you for stopping by. I would love it so much if you left a comment telling me what you liked about my projects. Have a creative day my friends!

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

~Barbara

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

2019 Retiring Products

I'm popping in today to remind you...
if you have not had an opportunity to check out the 2019 Retiring Products...

Last-Chance Products


...RUN don't walk to check this out.  All items are while supplies last.


Shop My Website HERE

Thanks for stopping by. Let me know if I can help you place an order.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!
~Barbara



Thursday, April 18, 2019

Mother's Day Stampin Friends Blog Hop

Welcome to the Mother's Day Stampin Friends Blog Hop. This month we are showcasing projects for the special lady you call Mom, or Mother, or Mommy.  If you came from the blog of Melissa Thomas, I am happy you are continuing through the hop by visiting my blog. Her projects were adorable, I love them all.

Let's get right to my projects, I am excited to share my projects with you.
I am using the Floral Romance Suite from the Stampin' Up! 2019 Occasions Catalog for my projects.  I love the Wonderful Romance Stamp Set, the Wonderful Floral Dies, and the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper. The cardstock colors are Mossy Meadow, Fresh Fig, Crumb Cake, and Whisper White.
I hope you have enjoyed my projects.  I enjoy sharing my love of paper crafting and inspiring you to be creative.  Make a card or a favor to give to someone special and it will make their day.

To see the projects from each blogger, you will simply click on the next name from the blog list below to continue through the hop.  I hope you enjoy all the creative ideas these talented stampers are showing on this hop. 

To help orient yourself, you are at Barbara Welch's blog. If you are starting on my blog, simply click on Pia Gerhardt's name below and you will continue through the hop. She has beautiful projects to share. 

Blog Hop List

  1. Pia Gerhardt
  2. Rachael Rife
  3. Katja Ettig
  4. Maureen Rauchfuss
  5. Anastasia Radloff
  6. Cheryl Taylor
  7. Steph Jandrow
  8. Melissa Thomas
  9. Barbara Welch *you are here*
Thank you for stopping by. I would love it so much if you left a comment telling me what you liked about my projects. Have a creative day my friends!

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

~Barbara

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

NEW Stampin Up! 2019-2021 IN COLORS

My order from the OnStage Product Purchase Premier arrived today.  I am in love with all the new colors!  

Pretty Peacock, Purple Posy, Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray, Terracotta Tile



These will be available to order beginning June 4, 2019 when the New annual Catalog is released.


Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!
~Barbara

Thursday, March 21, 2019

March Stampin Friends Blog Hop

Welcome to the Easter Pastels themed Stampin Friends Blog Hop. This month we are showcasing projects for Spring and Easter.   If you came from the blog of Maureen Rauchfuss, I am glad you are here to continue through the hop. Her projects were perfect for the theme this month.

To see the projects from each blogger, you will simply click on the next name from the blog list below to continue through the hop.  I hope you enjoy all the creative ideas these talented stampers are showing on this hop. 

I am excited to share my projects with you.  I used the Fable Friends stamp set and the Gingham DSP Stack.  
 Happy Spring Card and Easter Greetings Mini Pizza Box
I stamped the bunny image and the sentiment in Memento black ink, colored them using with the Stampin' Blends.  Card stock colors are Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, and Balmy Blue Gingham DSP.
Happy Spring Card - 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"

Easter Greetings altered Mini Pizza Box

I hope you have enjoyed my projects.  I enjoy sharing my love of paper crafting and inspiring you to be creative.  Make a card or a favor to give to someone special and it will make their day.

To help orient yourself, you are at Barbara Welch's blog. Simply click on Pia Gerhardt's name below and you will continue through the hop. She has some awesome projects to share. 
Blog Hop List


Thank you for stopping by.  I would love it so much if you left a comment telling me what you liked about my projects. Have a creative day my friends!

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

~Barbara

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Janice visited Arizona

My direct upline with Stampin' Up!, Janice Weightman, came from the cold of Chicago, Illinois to sunny Phoenix, Arizona this weekend.  She set up a meetup for the area demonstrators from her group, the Stampahowlics.  We met at "The Place" on Saturday morning, 11 of us attended.  We enjoyed sharing business ideas, swapping cards, and a delicious breakfast.

AZ Stampahowlics

I was recognized for being in the top 20 for sales, in our group, for the month of February.
Here is a close up of the card from Janice
We love to swap cards any chance we get. Janice's meetup was no different. Here is the card I created to swap with the group.
I used the Incredible Like You Stamp Set and Needlepoint Elements Framelits Dies from the 2019 Occasions Catalog.  The colors are Berry Burst, Granny Apple Green and Whisper White.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have a wonderful creative day.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!
~Barbara

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Happy Birthday Roxann!

Friday night we celebrated Roxann's 40th Birthday.  It was a great evening with many of her friends, her mom and aunt surprised her with a visit from California, and a delicious dinner at El Encanto Mexican Restaurant.

I made a few decorations for the party.   


Here is the card I made for her.  I used the Sizzix Die, Serif Numbers, the saying from Happy Birthday Gorgeous and the DSP is Botanical Butterfly. 
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you liked the custom birthday decor I made for Roxann!  Have a creative day!

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!
~Barbara


Thursday, March 14, 2019

20 Year Stampiniversary To ME!

On January 4, 1999, I signed up to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  Fast forward to 2019....and I am celebrating being a demonstrator for 20 wonderful years. Stampin' Up! sent me this commemorative pin to wear and a letter of congratulations.
I have meet so many people during this time, and formed lasting relationships with other demonstrators from all across the country. I have been through many changes in the past 20 years, color revamps, compensation plans, incentives and home office staff changes. I loved attending Stampin' Up! events such as Convention and Leadership, and now we know them as OnStage and Centre Stage.  My downline team is growing, I am very thankful for each of them and their hard work. I love the support I receive from this company.

I received this card from Donna Griffith, she is my area DDM at Stampin' Up! congratulating me for my 20 years.
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed reading about my milestone.  Have a creative day.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!
~Barbara

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Happy Birthday Ryder!

It is so hard to believe that this young man is 9 years old already.  He is so smart, caring, loving, a great big brother and a super awesome baseball player.  I started being his nanny when he was only 4 months old. I love spending time with him.  
Chocolate on Chocolate Cake made by his mom.

This is the card I made for him.  I used the Detailed Birthday Edgelits, saying is from the Better Together set, in bright colors.

He loved the Remote Control 360 we gave him for his birthday and shirt and shorts outfit.

Thanks or stopping by today to see what I've been busy creating.  Have a creative day!

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!
~Barbara


Friday, February 22, 2019

Leaving An Impression - My Retreat Demonstration

I love sharing my paper-crafting art with others.  Amy asked me to do a Stamping demonstration at the retreat.  There were 5 demonstrators that did a 10 minute rotating demonstration for all attendees. 
My demonstration was a technique using punches to create a background for a card layer.  I searched and could not find a name for it so I am calling it "Leaving An Impression"
Whisper White Cardstock and 3/4", 1", 1-1/4" Circle Punches
Circles of all three sizes randomly adhered to the card layer

The one above was run through the Big Shot with the Subtle Embossing Folder after adhering the punched images on the card layer.  It adds another touch of depth to the background.
Pear Pizzazz Cardstock (left Sample) and Granny Apple Green Cardstock (right) with Leaf Punch














Adhere punched leaf shapes randomly on card layer







Pool Party Cardstock with Pool Party Cardstock


 Whisper White Cardstock with Cake Builder Punch - images adhered in 2 lines vertically
Whisper White Cardstock with Cake Builder Punch - images adhered randomly 

I hope you enjoyed seeing this fabulous technique that will add a little dimension to your card layer backgrounds.  Thanks for stopping by, leave a comment I love hearing from you.  Have a creative day!

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!
~Barbara


Day 2 Retreat Swapping

Today I am sharing the card I designed for the retreat swap.  
Botanical Butterflies DSP and Butterfly Duet Punch
SUpplies:
Stamp Sets:  All That You Are
Paper:  Botanical Butterflies DSP, Grapefruit Grove, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink:  Memento Black
Accessories: Butterfly Duet, 1-3/8" Scallop Circle, 1-1/4" Circle Punches, Calypso Coral 3/8" Satin Ribbon, Jewel Basic Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thank you for stopping by, I am going to be doing a demonstration here at the retreat later on today and will post that here for you later on today.  I hope you are having a creative day.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!
~Barbara

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Retreat Decorations and Snack Bar

Card Samples, Snacks and Candy!!!




Table Decorations


































Time for bed after this very long and fun day. I hope to see you back tomorrow, I will share my swap card that I created for the retreat swap. Have a creative Day my friends!

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!
~Barbara