Sunday, January 27, 2013

Leadership 2013 - Organized Very Vintage Swap

Are you ready for this...the last post of swaps from Leadership.  Today I will share the swaps from the Organized Swap that I hosted - Very Vintage Cards. I swapped in each group, so you will see my card and then the set of cards from each group.  These cards are beautiful and will give you many great ideas.

My card for Group 1:  Greeting Card Kids

Group 1 Set of Swaps

My card for Group 2:  From The Heart

Group 2 Set of Swaps:

My card for Group 3:  Apothecary Art

Group 3 Set of Swaps:

My card for Group 4: From The Heart

Group 4 Set of Swaps:

Thanks for stopping by today for a look at the most beautiful Very Vintage cards.  Leave a comment and let me know your favorites!

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Leadership 2013 - Organized Over the Top Tags Swap

Are you loving all the samples I am sharing with you from the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference?  Today I am showing the designs I created for a swap I joined - Over The Top Tags Swap hosted by my best friend, Laura Fernsler.

Group 1:  Feel Goods with International Bazaar DSP

Group 2:  All Dressed Up with Polka Dot Parade DSP

Group 3:  That's The Ticket with More Amore DSP

Group 4:  Lovely Little Labels with First Edition DSP

These tags have become so popular and they are very useful as well...Tie it on a gift bag or a wine bottle, add it to a bouquet of flowers, the possibilities are endless.  Thanks for stopping by today to be inspired!

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Leadership 2013 - Organized CQS Swap

I am continuing to share the swaps I made for Leadership 2013.  Today I will show you the two cards I made for the CQS Swap hosted by Lyssa Zwolanek.  I participated in 2 Alumni Groups.
Group 1

Stamps:  Bootiful Occasions Set
Paper:  Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Summer Smooches DSP
Ink:  Island Indigo, Bashful Blue
Accessories:  Big Shot, Cloudy Day Embossing Folder, Blender Pen, Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon, Dimensionals.

Group 3

Stamps:  Perfectly Preserved, Friendly Phrases
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, More Mustard, Whisper White, Storybook DSP
Ink:  Black Staz-On, Old Olive, Red Riding Hood
Accessories:  Big Shot, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Corner Rounder, Bakers Twine, Framelits Cannery Set, Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals.

Glad you stopped by for some inspiration.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Leadership 2013 - Organized WOW Valentine Swap

Are you ready to see some "WOW" Valentine Themed Cards?  Well you have arrived at the right place. I participated in an organized swap at Leadership hosted by my best friend, Laura Fernsler.  Her "WOW" Valentine Card Swap had 4 groups of 10 each.  Take a look at my cards and the cards I received.

Group 1 Wow Valentine Swap
Created by Barbara Welch

Stamps:  You Are Loved
Paper:  Primrose Petals, Pool Party, Very Vanilla, More Amore DSP
Ink:  Primrose Petals
Accessories:  Big Shot, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Labels Framelits, Primrose Petals Stitched Satin Ribbon, Decorative Label Punch, Lg. Oval Punch, Pearls, Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber

Group 1 Swaps:

Group 2 WOW Valentine Swap
Created by Barbara Welch

Stamps:  Pennant Parade, Delightful Dozen
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray, Pretty in Pink
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake (sponging)
Accessories:  Silver Metallic Brads, Small Heart Punch, Owl Builder Punch, Petite Pennants Builder Punch, 1/16" Circle Punch, Extra Lg. Oval Punch, Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber

Group 2 Swaps:

Group 3 WOW Valentine Swap
Created by Barbara Welch
Easel Card


Stamps:  Hearts a Flutter, Wacky Wishes
Paper:  Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Brights Prints DSP
Ink:  Real Red, Melon Mambo
Accessories:  Big Shot, Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Hearts Framelits, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Rhinestones, Pink Pirouette Taffeta Ribbon, Simply Scored, Sponge Dauber

Group 3 Swaps:

Group 4 WOW Valentine Swap
Created by Barbara Welch

Stamps:  Perfectly Preserved, Seasonal Sayings
Paper:  Primrose Petals, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Very Vanilla, More Amore DSP
Ink:  Primrose Petals, Basic Black; Marker:  Basic Black
Accessories:  Big Shot, Argyle Embossing Folder, Cannery Set Framelits, Bakers Twine, Primrose Petals Stitched Satin Ribbon, Small Heart Punch, Dimensionals, Rhinestones, Sponge Daubers

Group 4 Swaps:

I hope you enjoyed seeing all these awesome ideas. More swaps to show you tomorrow.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Leadership 2013 - Organized 3 x 3 Love Notes Swap

Are you a swapfanatic?  Of course you aren't, but I am!  I love to swap at Stampin' Up! events.  Today I will show you a glimpse into my world of swapping!

I hosted an organized swap for "3 x 3 Love Note Cards", there were 20 per group and we had 2 groups.  These little cards are perfect to add to a gift bag, or tuck in a lunch box.  Enjoy looking at the swaps I received back, including my 2 cards.

I must give credit to Pam Hegarty, my downline, best friend, and swap-making assistant. She designed, and made all 40 of my cards for this swap.

Group 1 of 3 x 3 Love Notes Swap

Group 2 of 3 x 3 Love Notes Swap

Thanks for stopping by.  I love reading your comments. Check back tomorrow I will show you the WOW Valentine Swap Cards. I bet you can't wait to see those!

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP

Monday, January 21, 2013

Leadership 2013 - Part 2

I thought you might like to see some of the special gifts that I received from friends, downline and roomies!  We usually only get to see each other once or twice a year when we attend Leadership, Regionals or Convention. 

Gift from Melissa Davies, Downline & Roomie!

Gift from Janice Weightman, my upline

Gift from Lorri Heiling, my downline

Gift from Lorri, Open

Gifts from Laura Fernsler, my roomie and friend, can be seen in previous posts HERE and HERE.  She makes the most gorgeous fabric flowers.

Thanks for stopping by!
Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Leadership 2013 - Part 1

It is so exciting attend a Stampin' Up! event.  This year we were in Orlando, FL for the Leadership Conference.  Here are some of the highlights of Registration Day:
We did not get an official Leadership bag this year.  We were told to bring one from a past Leadership event.  I chose to carry the bag from my first Leadership Conference.  Laura made the most beautiful pin for me.  
Flower Pin made by Laura

It has become a tradition to decorate your name tag.

Stampin' Up! always makes us feel Welcome!

Theme for Leadership 2013

Barbara at Convention Center
Packet we received at Check-In

Thanks for stopping by!            
Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Treat Holder for Swap

I joined an organized swap for Leadership hosted by Laura Fernsler, "Big Shot Treat Holder".  I am using the Clear Oval Accent Die to create my project.

I made it to resemble a cookie jar, so inside I put mini chocolate chip cookies and a tea bag, used a velcro fastener to keep it closed.

Stampin' Supplies:  
Stamps:  Tea Shoppe
Paper:  Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White CS; 
          International Bazaar DSP
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Clear Oval Accent Big Shot Die; Big Shot; Lg. Oval, Scallop Oval, Extra Lg. Oval, Word Window Punches; Blender Pen; Sponge Daubers; Rich Razzleberry Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon; Pearl Basic Jewels, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by, see you next time.  Comments are always welcome!

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Ruffle Tote Bag Roomie Gifts

Would you like to see what I made for my roommates?  Because we weren't getting an official Leadership Bag, I decided to make us one. So I made one for myself, Laura and Melissa.  Everyone was asking us to pose for pictures with our bags, they were a true hit.

I used the New Stampin' Up! More Amore Fabric to make the ruffle trim.  It took one package per tote bag, the more ruffles the better!Laura designed and made the flower to embellish our bags as her gift.  We were in this together.

I have so much more to share, so check back.  I look forward to reading your positive comments!

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP