Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas Flash Cards!

I had my First "Flash Card Class last night.  I wanted to share the cards we made.  I let my ladies make 3 of each design.  But the concept here is...you actually get 8 of each.  So you can sit down and make 8 of the same card with minimal card stock.  So you could make up a stack of cards to have on hand in a little time, with minimal card stock. You could stamp different greetings on them or leave them blank and stamp the greeting as you need it.  It is a great concept and I cased every one of these from my friend Connie Stewart.  I did change a few things like embossing folders or ribbon, greeting, etc., but these were her original ideas.  I plan to do another class using this idea in the future.  I will let you know when and you should really come and learn how to do this!!

Framed Christmas Art

This is what I did with the 1 inch square swaps that my downline and I made.

Isn't it cute?  Framed Art!  I found this square frame at Wal-mart, covered the mat with Candlelight Christmas Designer Paper, took out the glass and attached each square in the center of the mat.  So easy!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Why should you join Stampin' Up!?

Why should you join Stampin' Up!?

I thought I'd share some of my favorite reasons that you should join Stampin' Up!
  • Fill your Wish List!  First you get to pick the products you want valued at $125 or less.  Then you can save 30% on your first product order of $150 or more (placed within 45 days), plus earn hostess rewards. Yes, we demo's get the same perks as our hostesses, plus more!
  • Try it out!  Enjoy Stampin' Up! Demonstrator discounts and benefits through a full calendar quarter (depending on when you sign up, this could be up to 5-1/2 months!) with NO further need to sell or purchase any products beyond the starter kit.  No pressure - just fun!
  • There's no penalty to drop!  If you wish to renew your demonstrator status for the following quarter (for example July through Sept) you would be required to have $300 in product sales (including your own orders). 
  • Starter Kit ships FREE!  Yes, that's free shipping - another savings!
  • Become a member of Linda's Ladybug Stampers!  You'll have access to downline info and meetings, swaps, classes and MORE!   
If those haven't convinced you, here are a few more! 
  1. Value - if you are just getting into stamping, this is the smart way to go!  We always say that if you want it all, join Stampin' Up!  And even if you have some of SU's product, if you want lots more why not get it at a 20% discount?  It's silly not to!  
  2. Fun - what could be better than to be a part of SU and the camaraderie with friendly stampers!  Oh the people you will meet and the friends you will make!
  3. Opportunity - make some money at what you love to do.  A little or a lot; it's up to you.  What could be better than earning money while having fun?!  It's the best job I've ever had. 
  4. Convention & other events - you can join me at our fabulous Convention this summer. July 18th - 20th we will meet in Salt Lake City, Utah for the best fun you've ever had.  Honestly, it's an event you will remember always. SU does it up right. And this is going to be Stampin' Up!'s 25th Anniversary!!
  5. Team benefits - as part of my Ladybug team you will have access to my downline yahoo group, and get class ideas from me, plus earn awards for sales & promotions you have. You are invited to attend my group meetings, participate in group swaps and share ideas with each other.
  6. Flexibility - you can make your own schedule.  You can join just for the discount or to run a business.  It's totally your choice. 
  7. Support - Besides support from me you also get tons from Stampin' Up!  They love their demonstrators and it shows through the demonstrator support materials. Workshop ideas and audio and video trainings on all kinds of topics are available at your fingertips on the demonstrator website. Plus, you'll have access to Stampin' Connection - a wonderful website just for Demonstrators full of samples and forums we share in.  And of course you'll receive our bi-monthly magazine just for demonstrators, which is full of informative tips and beautiful samples.
  8. Pre-orders - what is more fun than getting new stuff!?  We usually get new product a month before it is available to everyone else.    
Steps to Becoming a Demonstrator:

Click here first and then click on 'Join Now' on the left side.
Choose the products that best suits your stamping and paper-crafting interests, and get $125 of Stampin' Up!'s high-quality products for just $99.  You'll also receive business supplies too. And of course it all ships FREE!

This new Starter Kit is completely customizable. It’s so easy!  Choose the catalog products you want (up to $125 worth) and a business supply pack so you can start sharing Stampin’ Up! your way with friends and family.
Standard Business supplies include:
  • • 2012-2013 Idea Book & Catalog (8)
    • Celebrando Creatividad (1)
    • Seasonal catalogs (8) (when available)
    • Guest invitation postcards (100)
    • Getting Started DVD (1)
    • Stampin' Up! logo vinyl (1)
    • My Digital Studio Marketing DVD (1)
    • Getting Started Guide (1)
    • Recruit brochures (20)
    • Customer Order Form (50)
    • Hostess envelopes (10)
    • Recruit folders (5)
Digital Business supplies include:
  • 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog (1)
    • Seasonal catalogs (8) (when available)
    • My Digital Studio Print Services Sampler (1)
    • Guest invitation postcards (100)
    • Stampin' Up! logo vinyl (1)
    • Getting Started DVD (1)
    • My Digital Studio Marketing DVD (1)
    • Getting Started Guide (1)
    • Recruit brochures (20)
    • Customer Order Form (50)
    • Hostess envelopes (10)
    • Recruit folders (5)
CLICK HERE to Sign Up Now! (just look to the left and click on JOIN NOW)

    You're now a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!

    You can immediately start enjoying the benefits of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator as you receive an e-mail welcome with a password from Stampin' Up! to access the exclusive Demonstrator Web Site.  There, you will find an abundance of tips, ideas, and training to help you in your new endeavor.  Plus you can then place an order whenever you want to, enjoying the same hostess benefits customers get along with an additional discount on all product.
    *****Need more information? 

    Stampin' Up Demonstrator Benefits
    Career Plan
    FAQ About being a Demonstrator

    November Stamp Shoppe

    These are the cards and scrapbook pages we made this month Stamp Shoppe.  You should join us next month!  I have some great cards and pages planned for you!!

    Monday, November 19, 2012

    Thanksgiving Projects

    These were 2 of the projects we did at my Thanksgiving Project class

    Our Family Thanksgiving

    We celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday in order to have the whole family attend.  That is more important than the actual day!  I just love my family and getting to spend time with them!
    Our sweet Kellan.  Is that not the cutest little face?

    Jennifer with baby Everleigh

    Kellan taking a walk with dad
    The food table.  Yum!
    It was a gorgeous day, so we ate outside

    Jennifer made this cake.  Isn't it beautiful?  You can hire her to bake your cake!  This was also Tim's Birthday cake.

    My mom made the pecan pie.

    I made this cranberry-apple pie with pecan shortbread crust

    My brother Bryan and Sara made the Sweet Potato pie
    We couldn't keep the candles lit so Tim pretended to blow them put!

    My dad and Tim

    me, my brother and mom

    Tim and his girls

    Bryan and Sara
    Kellan was entertaining himself by sticking a cup on his face

    We enjoyed a nice fire after we ate


    Megan and Matt

    On-line Extravaganza Kicks Off Today!

    Our biggest online sale of the year starts today! From November 19th-28th, you can receive discounts of 20%-50% off select products! No standing in lines or fighting crowds required!

    To kick off this event, we have three of your favorite products at 20 percent off for
    TODAY ONLY.  But that's not all! check out all the other incredible deals on my website, www.lindabarnes.stampinup.net or download the flyer.


    Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
    Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
    Item #125586 20% off Today Only!

    Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
    Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
    Item #113439 20% off Today Only

    Big Shot Doctor’s Bag
    Big Shot Doctor’s Bag
    Item #113474 20% off Today Only

    Friday, November 16, 2012

    Online Extravaganza! Starts Monday November 19th

    Our biggest online sale of the year, Online Extravaganza, begins Monday, November 19, and ends on Wednesday, November 28. We've got a fantastic selection of stamp sets, accessories, and tools that will be discounted up to 50 percent! 

    Plus, you won’t want to miss the first 24 hours of the sale when the Big Shot, Doctor's Bag, and Simply Scored Diagonal Plate will be 20 percent off retail price!

    Log on to my Online Store or www.lindabarnes.stampinup.net, Monday morning to take advantage of these 24-hour-only savings, as well as oodles of other popular products discounted up to 50 percent! (The sale doesn't start until Monday, November 19!).

    Please note: While Online Extravaganza is designed for your shopping convenience by placing your order through my Online Store during a traditionally busy time of year, these discounted products are available on all order types. So if you would rather call or email me, I can place the order for you.

    Get your “Black Friday” shopping done with me before Friday! 

    Talking Tag with Brandi Barnard

    Texture Boutique with Carrie Cudney

    Thursday, November 15, 2012


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    Buy 'em by the sheet! You get 10 tags for just $7.95 (item 129723).