Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Birthday Bash

Birthday Bash 2013

Plan now for something FUN after the holidays!

Join me for my 1st annual BIRTHDAY BASH 2013

Sunday, February 10th, 2013 - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 Bring your calendar and make as many birthday cards as you want--Just $12 for admission and the first five cards--and then only a dollar each for as many more as you care to make! I KNOW!! What a deal, right?!! This event will only happen once a year!

  •  This event is BYOA—bring your own adhesive. I will have SNAIL refills there for sale if you forget yours or run out!
  • Envelopes are not included, but book a party that day, or RSVP with a new-to-Linda’s events-friend, and get a 20-pack for free!
  •  RSVP no later than February 5th: Linda (214) 384-0414 or
  •  The 12 different designs will cover all different types of birthdays—male, female, teenager, children, seniors, etc. Make exactly what you need, or stock your card box for the next year!
  •  Most of the projects will feature new stamps and products from the 2013 Spring Occasions Catalog and from the Sale-a-Bration 2013 brochure (which started January 22nd)
 You don’t want to miss this PARTY and the surprises I have planned! Hurry and reserve your spot-space is limited!

How About a Birthday Card?

Here are a couple of Birthday cards I made.  The Black and Silver one I cased.  I just loved it!  Then I cute would it be with bright colored balloons?  So here is my version of the original one I cased from Mary Brown. The balloons were made with the Small Oval Punch and the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.  Clever, huh?  The Happy Birthday is from the Stamp Set - Sassy Salutations.

Sign up for my Birthday Bash Card Class on February 10th, and this may be one of the cards to select from...: )

Friday, January 25, 2013

Stamp Shoppe Projects

Here are pictures of the cards and scrapbook pages we made in Stamp Shoppe this month.  You really must come to this event!  We love to have new people come play with us!  Our ladies always love the projects and come back for more the next month.  If you would like to join us in February please contact me.  February will only have ONE session and it will be Friday night the 15th, 5:30 to 9:30.Click HERE for the class details!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Best of 25 Years Anniversary Collection

Introducing our 25th Anniversary Collection

Stampin' Up is celebrating their 25th year in fabulous style! Introducing the "Best of 25 Years" Anniversary Collection, a special-edition series of 12 stamp sets featuring the "best of" artwork from the past 25 years, plus one exclusive new image in each set! Each month will have a different theme. Ready to see January's collection? It's all about birthdays!
January Set

Some things to note:
  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95 (clear-mount only).
  • While they are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), ALL of the Best of sets will be available to purchase until March 31, 2014.So if you missed a month you can still get one for your collection until that time.
  • A new flyer will be released every month for each new Best of set, so head over here to see the images and get the details!
  • You can get the Best of Anniversary Collection sets (no limits) on my shopping website: 
BONUS TIME! Starting in February Stampin' Up is including a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014. So don't forget and pitch the sticker that comes in the January set--save it to add to the card later!
Isn't that the coolest idea? I love it! I know I'm sure to find at least six of the anniversary sets that I just have to add to my own collection. I actually got this set for free at our Leadership Conference last week!

Sale-a-bration samples

These first two cards I found on my friend Mary Fish's blog and I loved them.  So at our last Ladybug Gathering we all made these two cards.  These 3rd one I got as a swap at Leadership and I am not home to look at the name on the back.

The bicycle and sentiment is heat embossed with Cherry Cobbler embossing powder.

This is a note  card using Bloomin' Marvelous stamp set  from the Sale-a-bration brochure. The colors are Whisper white, Sahar Sand, Basic Gray, and Summer Starfruit.

I am loving the Feeling Sentimental Stamp Set in the Sale-a-bration Catalog! It has this old bicycle, a vintage ferris wheel and an old phone booth.   I will post some more samples from this set later.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Valentine Card Class

These are the cards my ladies made on Monday.  We did 10 cards, 2 of each design.  A couple of them I cased exactly from another demonstrator a couple I used the idea and added my own touches and one is my own design!  Of course I always forget to make a note of who made the cards I copied.  So Sorry!

This one is my design.

inside card

inside card

This is a 3 x 3 card added to a 1/4 piece of Card Stock.  So cute!

inside card

This one was too cute to change.  I did add the Sweet Friend to it.  Don't you just love the sparkely Candy kisses.  These were made with the Blossom Petal Builders Punch!

It is time to Sale-a-brate!

Sale-a-bration is here!

Stampin' Up!'s annual and most favorite promotion starts today!  Click on the link below to browse through it.

Sale-a-bration Brochure Here

****Scroll down to see everything! 

 Everything you see in this catalog is FREE.  That's right - it's all free! 
Customers: Spend $50 and get one FREE sale-a-bration choice
Spend $150 and get three FREE sale-a-bration choices plus a FREE pack of Silver Glimmer paper.

Hostess : Have a $150 workshop, get free glimmer paper
Have a $400 workshop, get the Madison Avenue stamp set, Sycamore Street designer paper and Sycamore Street Buttons and Ribbon pack FREE plus the silver Glimmer paper.
This is in addition to what you spend as a customer and the normal hostess benefits.

Demonstrators: The best deal is to sign up to be a demo.....even if it is just for the kit....  You get to choose $156.50 in product and only pay..........$99 plus tax in your state. Shipping is always FREE on a starter kit. Then you start saving 20% on everything you purchase and of course there are a lot of additional benefits!! See them all here!


 Let me know if you would like to place an order or just go to my online store!

New! Single Stamps

New Single Stamps

Ten Never-Before-Seen Images!
You wanted more? You got more! We've had a great response so far to our single stamps. So much so that we are making ten more never-before-seen images available as single stamps through March 31, 2013.


 Here are the two flyers to see them better.

  • You can find the stamp item numbers on the flyers.
  • Single stamps can be ordered in the online store or on a customer or workshop order.
  • These won't be sent in our typical cases or packaging; they'll be packaged in cello bags. If you'd like a case for your stamp, you can buy our Clear-Mount Stamp Cases that come in packs of four (item 119105).
  • The stamps come in clear mount only and do not come with a Clear-Mount Block, so you'll need to buy a block separately if you don't already have one. The recommended block sizes can be found on the flyer. 
  • There's no limit on how many pieces you can buy.
  • These stamps are only available through March 31, 2013, so get them while you can!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Hostess Club Projects

I want to show you what we are making this month in our Hostess Clubs.  These are groups of friends that meet  on a specified day once a month to make 2 great cards.  These ladies have so much fun together and look forward to this event each month.  I am always happy to start new groups, so if you would like to join an existing group or have a group of friend who would enjoy getting together once a month let me know! I will give you all the details!
I received a swap at Leadership much like this one, but I decided to change it a bit and use the NEW natural trim and a flower from our new flower trim.

I cased this card exactly from pinterest bu I added a piece of the Natural trim to it. This card uses our Pool Party Core'dinations Card Stock, Sanding Block, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Hearts A Flutter Bundle and some More Amore Specialty DSP.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

More Leadership Samples!

Sharing some more beautiful samples from Leadership.  These were made by our wonderful demonstrators. These were  few of many on our display boards. I will keep posting these so you can get some ideas and see how some of our new products can be used.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Paper Pumpkin

Sweep away the mundane-your creativity carriage awaits!
I'm Paper Pumpkin . . .
I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.

I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:
All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!

WHEN YOU GET STARTED, AS a customer of mine, make sure you choose ME (Linda Barnes)!!!!  Then I will see my sales GROW!
Get Started It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program starting TODAY by visiting and click Get it. Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family-every month!

Of course, you'll want to know more. So here it is:
  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)

  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive. 

  • Each kit gives you a 30-minute creativity escape. 

  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.   

  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we'll send your first kit around June 15th.) 

  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!) 
  • There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want. 

  • Starting in early March, we'll offer a Try-It kit if you'd like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month.

Starting in early March, you
can try Paper Pumpkin for one month by visiting our online store.A Free Gift in Your Very First Kit The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership. The Welcome Kit includes a free gift-a clear acrylic block!

Questions? We've Got Answers
Why are we offering Paper Pumpkin?
Paper Pumpkin is the perfect introduction to Stampin' Up! It is designed it for crafters that want to create a project each month, but aren't quite ready to build a stamp collection (yet).

How does shipping work with Paper Pumpkin?Your Paper Pumpkin will be automatically shipped to you each month (so fun!). Because we are auto shipping these, the pricing structure is slightly different from our other Stampin' Up! products.

Stamp Shoppe

Stamp Shoppe
January 18th: Friday - 5:30 – 9:30 pm
January 19th: Saturday - 9 am – Noon
WHO is the Stamp Shoppe for? – Truly Anyone! Whether you're an experienced stamper or have never stamped in your life, the Stamp Shoppe is for you! On Friday night the Stamp Shoppe is reserved as a "Girls Night Out" for the 18 and over crowd – enjoy a child free night with your friends! On Saturday mornings you're still most welcome to come alone or with friends, but we will also allow mature kids 10 and over to come with their mother/grandmother/aunt/adult stamper as an opportunity to encourage families being creative together. (Child must pay full class fee also.)
 WHAT is the Stamp Shoppe? A chance for you to relax, unwind, enjoy fellowship with other Stampers, take in a "Product Demo of the Month!" and STAMP at YOUR leisure as you float from station to station at YOUR speed/pace!
HOW MUCH is Stamp Shoppe? That's the BEST part!
·         The Card Shoppe is just $15 for all 6 cards or FREE with a $25 Order placed during Shoppe Hours!
·         The Scrapbook Shoppe is just $20 for all 3, 12"x12" Scrapbook Pages or FREE with a $30 Order placed during Shoppe Hours!
Want to come to both Shoppes? You can do any combination of the two prices. Pay $35 and come to BOTH. Place a $55 order and come to both for FREE. Place a $25 order and come to Card Shoppe for FREE and Scrapbook Shoppe for $20…. However YOU want to work it…
The Shoppe is a la Carte to serve YOU and YOUR individuals needs and wants!
Where: Christian Care Center
948 Wiggins PKWY, Mesquite, TX 75150 (I-30 and Northwest Hwy)
I DO need to know that you're coming and if you're bringing a friend by 9 am on January 15th in order to prepare an accurate number of cut materials. Simply call or e-mail me to reserve your spot at the table!
Sneak Peaks - Scrapbook Shoppe

 Sneak Peaks for Card Shoppe


Join us on the 18th or 19th to make these awesome cards and scrapbook pages!!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Cards from Leadership

Here are a few samplees I will share with you.  I will post more through the week.
These were all posted on the display boards at Leadership.