Help Me Stand Up to Cancer!

On February 23rd, I am hosting my first Fund Raiser with all proceeds benefiting Cycle for Survival.  Before my brother lost his battle with cancer, he participated in this event with my niece and sister-in-law.  Since then, Nancy and Ali have continued on in his memory along with other family members.

I’d love to have you join me in helping fund research for rare cancers.  More details can be found in the Cycle for Survival Fund Raiser flyer along with links to both the Cycle for Survival event itself as well as a link to our team – Bill’s Biker Brigade.    

Hope to see you there!!



Blossoming Basket Bundle

There’s still a few weeks left in Stampin’ Up!’s best sale of the year – Sale-a-Bration!  The Blossoming Basket Bundle is one of the newly added items you can earn for free with a $100 order (before tax/shipping).  Did you know that the embossing folder in this bundle will be carried over into the upcoming Annual Catalog? 

I just got this set and can’t wait to play with it.  How about you? 


Watercolor Pencil Challenge – The Results!

I want to send a big hug and thank you to everyone who took the time to vote in the Watercolor Pencil Challenge,  and especially the girls who submitted projects for consideration. This was the first kind of challenge and post that I’ve done and I can say without hesitation that it was a lot of fun for everyone!  The votes have declared Megan to be the winner, but I think each of the projects was a winner in their own right. One last look at all the beautiful submissions…





Now – onto the drawing… (drumroll, please)  Jennifer Becwar, you are the winner of the Marquee Messages stamp set.  I’ll be in touch with you to find out where to send it to – Congratulations!!



Jar of Love for Mother’s Day

Can you believe it’s May already?!  And – it’s the first of the month which means its time for another Di’s Country INKers blog hop.  Perhaps you’ve arrived from seeing Mary’s beautiful project – what did you think? 

This month we are featuring projects for Mother’s Day.  My card is a ‘case’ (Copy and Share Everything) from Dawn Olchefske.  What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than with a lovely flower arrangement and the Jar of Love bundle fit the bill.

I started with a Pear Pizzazz card base, layered with Whisper White.  My large flowers are stamped in Daffodil Delight and accented with Crushed Curry centers.  The smaller flowers were stamped off once with Rose Red, then accented with full strength Rose Red.  Leaves and ferns were stamped with Pear Pizzazz, and the jar was done in Smokey Slate.  A little bit of die-cutting with the matching Everyday Jars Framelits set and I was ready to assemble with glue dots and dimensionals.  Easy peasy! We’re going to be making this little lovely in my upcoming Mother’s Day card class (hint-hint)

I was thrilled to see that the Jar of Love set and coordinating framelits were not on the retiring list, so that means they will still be available in the upcoming Annual Catalog!  However, they will no longer be offered as a bundle with a 10% discount as they are right now.  You have until May 31st to take advantage of the savings. Oh!  And I almost forgot to mention that the Tags and Labels Die set IS on the retiring list.  It’s a very handy set, and I’ll be sad to see it go…

Off you go now to see what Kathya has to delight you with.   A list of all the stops on our hop is below, just in case you get lost. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Hope you have a great rest of your week!



Barb      (you are here)


Christmas Hostess Gifts and Blog Hop


Welcome to the December 2016 Di’s Country INKers blog hop!  This month we are showcasing Christmas or New Year’s projects, and I just loved what Di had for us today – how about you? 

Once all my Stamp-a-Stack, and Gift Tags classes are finished, my final holiday class of the year is always devoted to host/hostess gifts.  One of the sets we made in this year’s class was a wine bottle tag and matching card.  Take a look:beelinestamping-com-12-1-16a

When I sat down to design the projects for this class, so many color and embellishment options came to mind that it was difficult to settle on just one!  Emerald Envy and Real Red won the battle, and I’m really pleased with the way it turned out!  A little tip on how to apply adhesive to the red swirly die-cut piece that’s behind the tag greeting:  Squirt a little Tombow Multi glue on your silicone mat, then using a piece of sponge, dab the glue onto the back of the die cut!  Easy peasy, lots of control, and no oozing out the other side!

beelinestamping-com-12-1-16bI used the Real Red Glitter embossing powder for the greeting on both items.  This stuff is so pretty, and it kind of twinkles as you are heating it.  Here’s a close-up shot.  You can’t see the sparkle very well, but trust me, it’s beautiful in person!  It’s a cute close-up of the bells, though!  Ha!  A complete list of products used on this set (with links for online shopping) can be found below.

Stampin’ Up’s Year-End Closeout Sale begins today!  A selection of holiday retiring products, Clearance Rack items, and high-inventory catalog items are discounted up to 60%. Be sure to check out all the sale items in my Online Store!

The next stop on the hop is Ellie – be sure to leave her a little comment love!  Oh, and if you get lost after all that online shopping, this month’s hoppers are listed below as well!




Stops on the hop are:


Barb     (You’re here)





Sudsol Blog Tour


It’s almost time for another blog hop!  Be sure to stop back on July 12th to see all the talent that will be on display.

What is SUDSOL, you ask?  Is it an online chat forum?  Is it a place for tips for your stamping business?  Is it a collection of tutorials?  Is it a place for inspiration?  Yes to all of this and more!  SUDSOL is a fabulous resource specifically for and dedicated to stampin’ demonstrators.  Join us for the hop on the 12th, then take advantage of the 2 week free trial!



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