Wednesday, April 30, 2014


Who wants a NEW 2014-2015 Stampin' Up Catalog????

They are absolutely awesome! I will be ordering catalogs in a couple of days, so let me know NOW.  

Would you like to get one FREE?  Here are two ways to receive one FREE:

1. Join a club - Get some friends together to create a stamping/papercrafting monthly club, AND/ OR join one of my new product clubs that I will be offering when the new catalog is released.

 2. Place an order of at least $60.00 (before tax and shipping) from May 2 - May 12 (Retiring products will be available until June 1st, while supplies last!  Many stamp sets are already sold out!  Check the current listing as it is updated daily)

This special is from me only, so you will need to place your order in my on-line store, remember you only have until May 12 at midnight.
Your free catalog will be mailed to you after I receive my shipment.
You can start ordering out of the new catalog June 2 !!!  I can't wait!!

If you just want to order a catalog, let me know, I am taking pre-orders now. Catalogs are $6.00 and that includes priority postage to you, when I get the catalogs I will let you know.
Please give me an idea of which way you want to go, earn one FREE or purchase one, but definitely let me know if you want one, so I will have an idea how many to order.

AND did I forget to mention that the Clearance Rack has been updated???  Up to 80% off ladies!  Check it out, along with the weekly specials below for some good savings.

Last but not least, I really need to know who will be attending Stamp A Stack on the 10th.  I have to place my order this week.  And if you already  know you want to attend any other NEW classes, go ahead and sign up now.  If you procrastinate, you will forget.  Some of them I have to order ahead of time and I don't want you to be left out!

I also have an offer for you.  EVERY TIME you bring a NEW FRIEND to a class 9must be someone who has never been to one of my classes) you will receive a FREE stamp set from me.  They will vary in size and price and I will have a basket for you to choose from.  Your new friend will receive a FREE accessory.  So gather up some new friends and come to class to have a good time!!

Envelope Punch Board Technique Class

I have another class to offer you!  I am really excited about this class.  I will be teaching you 5 different techniques with the envelope punch Board.  It isn't just for making envelopes! If you make a purchase the day of the class, you will receive a PDF file with complete instructions and pictures!  This will help you when you want to reproduce the projects at home. This will be a lot of fun!  Hope you can make it!

These are the projects you will make:

Class Details

Envelope Punch Board Techniques Class
Tools aren’t just for the garage! Crafters everywhere know that the very best tools are found in our crafting stashes. The right tool for the right job will save you time and money.

Join me and learn 5 additional ways
to use the versatile Envelope Punch Board.
(Just a hint – it is not only for making envelopes!)

Reserve your spot today and join me in creating a whole lot of fun!

Date: Friday, May 30th
Time: 6:30-9:30
Place 5825 Lyons Rd, Garland
Cost $20
PLEASE RSVP by: May 23rd (earlier if possible, this DSP is retiring)

If you have an Envelope Punch Board please bring it to class, if you would like to pre-order one so you will have your own, let me know and I will have one ordered in time for class!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

New Catalog Premier Last Night

We had so much fun at the Premier last night.  Even though it was televised onto the big screen, it was almost like being there.  We saw lots of new products and projects!  We got a beautiful NEW Catalog and a stamp set!  We all went to dinner at Macaroni Grill after the event.  Great evening with friends!
Shelli Gardner, first onstage shared one of her favorite stamp sets, What's Your Type and some projects made with it.
Shelli showing us the cover of the New Catalog.  That is all we can show right now, until it goes public on June 1st!  But you are going to love what is behind that cover!!!

Bonnie Thurber and Brian Pilling sharing the catalog contents.  They are so funny and Bonnie is always a delight!

Shannon West shared projects using different new Stamps.

Stamp A Stack Class Next Month

Don't forget to sign up for the May Stamp A Stack!  We will be making Baby and Wedding Cards.  Below are two of the cards we will be making!

You will make 12 cards. 

Date: First Saturday of the month (unless notified)
Time: 9:30 – 11:30am
Cost: $25, includes envelopes and Two Large Wood Mount Stamp Cases.
My house: 5825 Lyons Rd, Garland

VERY IMPORTANT- I must know if you are coming 7 days ahead so I can order plenty of envelopes and stamp cases and get them back in time!

May 10th (second Saturday this month)

Monday, April 28, 2014

TWO new classes

I am adding something new to my stampin’ schedule!  I hope it will be something that will work for you and your friends!  I will still be holding my monthly stamp a stack the first Saturday of the month (unless otherwise notified) but I want to add another monthly option. These classes will start in May and will be held on the 3rd Thursday of the month.  

It will be Open house style stamping, you pick what time works best for your schedule and stop in anytime during the Stamp and Shop Hours. I am hoping this will attract those who either don't work outside the home, work part time or get off early.  Even if you get off at 5:00 you should be able to get here and complete the class by 7:30 and you will get home at a decent time!  Registration is required so I can have all your supplies ready and waiting. The first class you will make 6 different cards using a variety of stamps and accessories, envelopes included. Allow about 1 1/2 hours to stamp cards. Class Fee: $15.00 or place a $35 order that day and your class is FREE.

This  Thursday Card Class  is called, Perfectly Bundled. You will be offered two bundles each month.  Each bundle will feature a stamp set, designer paper and a coordinating accessory to match. You will complete 3 cards each using the same stamp set, paper and embellishment from the featured Bundles. You will enjoy the versatility of a particular stamp set and the coordinating Stampin’ Up! Products.

What exactly is a bundle? 
  • 3 cards created with the same Stamp Set, Paper, Ink and Embellishment.  
How many bundles are there each month?
  • 2
How can I get them Free?
Each month I will create 6 cards, (3 for Bundle A and 3 for Bundle B). 
These cards will be exclusive to my Monthly Card Classes & Customers.  This will be the only class that will not be posted on my blog or facebook.

Want to be included in the Exclusive Earn Card Free Club? 
Option 1: Place Any Size Order*

FREE 6 page PDF Tutorial sent via email
PDF Tutorial contains pictures, supply list, measurements and step by step directions of all 6 cards in Bundle A & B.
If you can’t make it or live out of state the next 2 options will be good for you!
Option 2: Place a $50 On-line Order*

PDF Tutorial via email as outlined in option 1
PLUS 3 beautifully hand stamped cards (3 from Bundle A or Bundle B), delivered to you FREE via snail mail
Option 3: Place a $100 On-line Order*

PDF Tutorial via email as outlined in option 1
PLUS 6 beautifully hand stamped cards from Bundle A & B) delivered to you FREE via snail mail
*Each month you place a qualifying order, by the last day of the month
  • The FREE PDF Tutorial will be sent to you via Email
  • Free Cards Earned will be mailed out via snail mail around the 10th of the month.
  • This offer is my special customer Reward Program and only offered through me (Linda Barnes). I have the right to alter or discontinue these rewards at any time.
With Stampin' Up! products you can create some of the finest hand stamped cards around.  The coordinating colors, designer paper and embellishments make putting it all together a breeze.  With the cards you receive you can use them to create more, send to family & friends or set on a shelf to just enjoy the beauty.

I hope you will look forward to seeing the cards featured each month and be inspired to create some cards of your own.  Happy Stampin! 
*No need to do anything except place your order at my on-line store by the end of the Month and you will receive the following months bundles cards shipped to you around the 10th of the month.
May Perfectly Bundled Class:
Bundle A features items from the Occasions Catalog.
  • Perfect Pennants Bundle
  • Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper (DSP)
  • Basic Metal Buttons. 
Bundle B also features items from the Occasions Catalog.
  • Petite Petals Bundle
  • In Colors Card Stock 2013-2015
  • Basic Pearls and Large Pearls

The second class: Papercrafting Possibilities

During the same time slot I will be offering another class.  You may take one or the other or BOTH!  This one is called Papercrafting Possibilities and will feature a non-card project.  The price on this one will vary depending on the project.  Some months may be a kit that Stampin’ Up! Offers.  The project for May is a Photo Booklet with a custom made envelope.  It is an easy, cute project that you can use or give as a gift.  And after you learn to make it you can do more using different designer papers, colors, etc. 

Details for this class:

Photo Booklet
This is a fun little project that you can keep or give as a gift filled with picture or without.  It will slip easily into your purse so you can easily show off your pictures whenever you want. We will also make a custom envelope to slide it into!

Date: Thursday, May 15th
Time: 3:00-7:30
Place: my house, 5825 Lyons Rd
Cost: $12 (includes 1 pack of clear envelopes)

Please RSVP by MAY 9th - I must order the envelopes and some of the products are on the retired list, so we don't want them to sell out before our class! 

 See additional pictures on my April 26th post!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Easter with my Family

There is nothing I love more than gathering my family together!  I love planning events for the whole gang or just a few.  It is always so much fun.  Easter turned out to be wonderful this year.  Everyone was able to be here, even my mother and father-in -law came to watch the kids during the Easter egg hunt and other activities.  It turned out to be a beautiful day and I am so blessed to have all of my immediate family close by.
Decorating eggs.

Easter Buffet.  YUM.  So much good food.  Baked ham, squash casserole, asparagus, pea casserole, deviled eggs, German potato salad, green beans, bacon wrapped bread sticks and CAKE!  Everyone brought a dish.  It was all delicious!

 The Hunt!


 My precious family and friends