Saturday, March 21, 2009




From now through April 30, Stampin' Up! is offering a "three-easy payment" option for the Starter Kit.

Have you ever thought about wanting to purchase the Demonstrator Starter Kit, but perhaps you just found it difficult to fit purchasing it into your current budget? Well, think no more! With this LIMITED TIME OFFER, now may be the best time to JUST DO IT!

This is something that has NEVER been offered before and it is not known if they will ever do it again! So, you will want to take advantage of it while you can. This option is NOT available on-line. If you are interested and would like to get in on this offer please contact me, so that I can send you out all the necessary paperwork. CLICK HERE to see the all the great products offered in the Demonstrator Starter Kit. You'll notice that you're given options. There are certain things, such as stamp sets, stamp pad and cardstock colors that you can change to your own liking. This is truly an phenomenal offer!!!

Here's a breakdown of the payments for you....

Payments Breakdown for the SALE*A*BRATION Starter Kit Price (March 13-31, 2009)
PAYMENT ONE (charged at the time of entry) $56.34 (plus sales tax)
With Stampin' Memories Add On $106.34 (plus sales tax)

PAYMENT TWO (charged around April 15th) $56.33
PAYMENT THREE (charged around May 15th) $56.33
Your total payment would be $169 or $219 with the Memories Add On

REGULAR STARTER KIT PRICE April 1-30, 2009 breakdown
PAYMENT ONE (charged at the time of entry) $66.34 (plus sales tax)
with Stampin' Memories Add On $116.34 (plus sales tax)

PAYMENT TWO (charged around May 15th) $66.33
PAYMENT THREE (charged around June 15th) $66.33
Your total payments would be $199.00 or $249.00 with the Memories add on.

These are both wonderful opportunities especially the savings that you receive if you sign up before March 31st. Once again the offer is NOT available on online. Please contact me if you are interested and I will get you all the necessary paperwork that you will need. If you want to sign up for the SALE*A*BRATION offer, we need to get you paperwork in to the main office by the 31st of March.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

My ReDesigned Studio Space

I think we all need someplace that brings us a feeling of warmth and inspiration. When recreating my space, I focused on what made me feel good. I love our Bella Rose line. My walls are pretty close to a Barely Banana color and I am using Riding Hood red, white and Pink for accent colors. My space still needs some work and I have plans for some further touches but now I have a space that is more than a functioning office, it is truly a retreat for me to create. And a special Hi goes to Linda and her bloggers!! Welcome and I hope you enjoy my little space. My punch storage is pictured in pics 5 and 6.

I love how this pennant banner fills my window with warmth when I come in. The last picture in this post shows how I move it to welcome my visitors into my space.

I found this Pottery Barn hutch via Craigslist one day. It was a perfect shade of Riding Hood Red and a steal at $50!! I love it when we can find a bargin. I use it as a desktop as well to allow my workspace to be just that.

I placed special treasures throughout my room. This vase holds my collection of hankies from my grandmother and great-grandmother. The box was a gift from my oldest daughter.

This little treasure came from one of my best friends Dawn (whose secret identity is my upline). When she heard that I was redesigning my space, she created these little tokens for my desktop. I don't think that she meant for me not to use them but handmade gifts are one of my absolute favorites!!
Okay it is! My punch storage!! It is so wonderful to have something that is functioning and yet adds to the touches in my space. With my ribbon storage, (located on the left of the bottom picture) I did plan a little further in advance this time for ribbon growth. I have two more ribbon holders that will get place under and on top of the current one as I grow and reorganize.

Here is a shot of the other side of my space. It is a little bit more organized than in the photo (I took this stamp camp night). But you can get an idea of the other side of my room. The window is were I hang my banner when I am not having an event.

Here is the entrance to my studio! Love how I left the front door open! Put a whole new spin to open house :).

I hope that you enjoyed your little visit over here with me. I loved having you over. I also hope that you will take whatever ideas you liked here and create them for yourself. Did you get inspired here or do you have a space that you would like to share? Feel free to post a link and we can all have a home tour! I would love to come and visit your space!

Happy Stamping!!

Barbara Jean

Monday, March 16, 2009

A Bundle of Love from Jeanna

I have a very hard time with being an undergifter. I love to exchange gifts and have give someone above what they have given me. It takes me out of my comfort zone completely to be on the other end. So when a special someone **Hi JEANNA** made me a lovely gift, I was not only beyond words but probably would've cried my eyes out if our hubbys hadn't been there. I thought that I would share with you just a sample of what she gave me. I wish that I had taken a picture of the box so you could have to full effect.

Awww...I feel, *sniff, sniff*, so touched that she spent this much time doing this for me. And as fellow cardmakers and crafters, you can understand too. It is different when someone takes the time to make something that is just for you. Now, I won't post any of our local gals' projects without permission as I don't want hurt feelings. So please know that if you do give me something, I will ask your permission before posting your creative artwork. As for you Jeanna.....IT'S ON!!

Manhattan Love

I am so in love with the Manhattan folder. Okay, so love might be a little strong but I am really, really enjoying this new folder. I cannot begin to tell you how much fun I have had with the folder. Here is one creation from last night.

Inside of the card

This shot was taken outdoors so that you could see more of the dimension of the card. This was done on a 5.5"x12" strip card.

Outside view of the card, again outdoors. I can't believe how beautiful our new organza ribbon is.

Here is a shot from indoors. I am using the ribbon as a slider to keep the sides closed.

Stamp Set: Fifth Avenue Floral, Very Versatile
Big Shot: Manhattan Folder
Paper: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Basic Black, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Curly Label punch, organza ribbon

I hope you enjoyed my little burst of midnight creativity.

Happy Stampin!!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Lovin' the Layers Stamp Camp

When I was thinking about what to do for Stamp Camp this month, I kept coming back to one of my favorite things...Layers! I usually pull back from this at camp as it is a lot cutting and busy work. But when you love to do something, sometimes you just have to go for it. So don't be intimidated...just give it a try! For those of you who are visiting this site because you have received an "Invitation Kit"...Yeah YOU! Please let me know how you liked your kit and share any suggestions that you might find helpful. On to the projects!! And remember, you can click on any of the images to get a full sized image.

Wagon Full of Fun Duck!!

Stamp Set: A Wagon Full of Fun (spring mini 09)
Paper:So Saffron, Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Delicate Dots DSP
Ink: Basic Black pad
Accessories: Brad punch, brads, ribbon (so saffron), Stampin Write Markers So Saffron, Bashful Blue and Only Orange.

Branch Out for Spring Card

Stamp Set: Branch Out
Paper:Almost Amethyst, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Almost Amethyst, Bashful Blue, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Scallop Oval punch, Medium oval punch, ribbon

A Little Birdie Card

Stamp Set: A Good Friend
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pacific Point, Summer Sun, Good Morning Sunshine DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pacific Point, Summer Sun
Accessoies: Paper Snips, ribbon

A Big Shot Spring Bouquet

Big Shot: Bigz Dies Daisies #2
Ink: Certainly Celery reinker
Paper: Almost Amethyst, Pink Pirouette, Barely Banana
Accessories: Ribbon, buttons
Non SU:glass vase, small wooden dowels, hot glue

Thank you for visiting!! Happy Stamping!!

Barbara Jean