Wednesday, May 28, 2014

NEW Catalog Premier Party!


Walk the red carpet when you arrive at this Premier event!

You will receive your NEW 2014-2015 catalog, a NEW In-Color Bookmark, your wish list, popcorn and a Premier Night party favor (and there may be more surprises)!

Be one of the first to see new products and samples

Complete a Make & Take using new products

 Opportunities to win really good Door Prizes!
1 chance for coming
1 chance for bringing a NEW friend
1 chance for every $35 purchase
1 chance for joining a club
1 chance for booking your own paper crafting event (must book a date that night)

We will have some great items to Raffle off!  So bring your dollar bills!

Bring a brand NEW friend with you and you will get to pick a special Grab Bag from my basket!

Don’t miss this fun filled event and help me get my New Stampin’ Up! Year off to an Oscar worthy start!!

RSVP’s ARE REQUIRED.  I have a lot of FUN things in store for you.  I need to know you are coming so I will have goodies for you!  Run check your calendars NOW, and get back with me!!

Date: June 6th, Friday
Time: 7:00pm
Place:  Christian Care Center
            Swindoll Clubhouse
            948 Wiggins Pkwy, Mesquite, TX 75150
Cost: $5 (pay at the door)

Linda Barnes 214-384-0414 or

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Sneak Peaks!!

I have some classes coming up that you don't want to miss!

First is the New Catalog Premier on June 6th, 7:00pm.

Next is my Monthly Stamp A Stack on June 7th, 9:30-11:30

This month's theme is Birthday cards.  Make 12 cards.  2 each of 6 designs.  We will make 6 feminine and 6 Masculine 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!
June 7th
July 12th (second Saturday this month)
August 2nd
September 6th
October 4th
November 1st
December 6th

Third is my Perfectly Blended and Papercrafting possibilities Classes June 19th, 3:00-7:30

Perfectly Bundled Class
This class will be held on the 3rd Thursday of the month and 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.  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.
May Perfectly Bundled Class:
Bundle A features items from the Occasions Catalog.
  • Starburst Sayings
  • Starburst Framelits
  • Mini Brads
Bundle B also features items from the Occasions Catalog.
  • Another Thank You 
  • Moonlight DSP Paper Pack
  • New In Color Ribbon
Date: Third Thursday of the month (unless notified)
Time: 3:00 – 7:30pm
Cost: $15, includes envelopes / or FREE with a $35 order
My house: 5825 Lyons Rd, Garland
Please RSVP by the Tuesday before class
June 19th
July 17th
August 21st 
September 18th
October 16th
November 20th
December 18th  

Papercrafting Possibilities Class
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. 

This month we will make 2 post-it note holders for your desk or kitchen counter.  Keep one and give one as a gift!

Date: Thursday, June 19th
Time: 3:00-7:30
Place: my house, 5825 Lyons Rd
Cost: $10 

Please RSVP by June 9th

June 19th
July 17th
August 21st 
September 18th
October 16th
November 20th
December 18th 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Work of Art

I received a FREE stamp set from Stampin' Up! when I attended the New Catalog Premier.  It is called Work of Art.  It i a fun set to play with.  It took me a little while, but once I got going with it, I couldn't stop!  Here are a couple of the cards I made with it.  The first two are stamped with Strawberry Slush and the third one uses Bold Brights Colors.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Saturday with the Grandbabies

I shared my birds, now I have to share my grand-babies!  I had them over to play on Saturday morning so Mama could get some things done.  So we played in the dirt, blew bubbles, ate popsickles and then played in the water.  Just love those two little munchkins! And I love to show them off.  Aren't they beautiful?  They both have gorgeous eyes!

 I had to spray them down after those Popsicles!!  But they loved it!


I walked down to the tree house to check in on our little wren.  She built her nest inside the tree house.  The birds were singing a beautiful melody and so I just stayed up there listening and watching all the different birds in that small area. I had my camera and tried getting pictures of some of them.  It takes a lot of patience and luck to get good bird pictures!  I did get lucky with the Woodpecker.  I saw so many different birds Saturday morning.  I really enjoy bird watching!  Just wanted to share my birds with you.


Saturday, May 17, 2014

Blendabilities, continued...

Here are three more cards I made using the Blendabilities!  If you want a relaxing activity, this is it.  Stamp an image and color and blend and shade until you have a beautiful work of art.  I just love playing with these markers!

Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities asst., Everything Eleanor and Four You Stamp sets
Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities assortment, Happy Watercolor  and Four You stamp sets

Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities asst., Blended Bloom, Work of Art and A Dozen Thoughts Stamp sets

I stamped this flower 3 times and cut out to make the layers.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Stampin' Up! Blendabilities

Did you love to color as a child?  Do you still love to color in coloring books with your children or grandchildren?  I do, so I love these Blendabilities!

This amazing new product is coming soon!  Blendababilites are alcohol based markers made for blending and shading.  They come three to a set.  We demonstrators got to preorder seven of the 13 color sets!  They will be in the NEW catalog, but won't actually be available to order until August.  : (  BUT...I am going to create a club for this product so that you can everything you need within 6 months!

I finally got to sit down and play with them yesterday.  I had so much fun! I want to share some of my creations with you. Look at how beautifully they blend the colors!  I have three more that will be on tomorrows post, so come back and check them out!

Coastal Cabana Asst. Blendabilities, Happy Watercolor Stamp set and new Work of Art Stamp set

Daffodil Delight asst.and a little Pumpkin Pie asst. (in the center of the flower) ,stamp set Happy Watercolor  and new stamp set Work of Art

Rich Razzleberry Asst. and NEW stamp Blended Bloom