Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving Sale!!!

Well Black Friday is starting early. Stampin' Up! has a great selection of bundles on sale from 20% - 50% off. Hot selling bundle so far is the All in the Family bundle. If you have been wanting this set you can get it plus accessories and the wheel all for $31.70. Here's a link to my website: http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/jackiebarfield/ then click on the Shop Now button.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Here's some great Christmas Cards

This is me! Stamp class at my house is so much fun. I love it when it's covered in glitter. :) Takes weeks to get it all up but then I know it's time for another glitter class.



I thought I'd post the cards we made a couple months ago on this blog because it's much easier to download to this website then my Stampin' Up! website. So here's some great pictures of the cards everyone made.

Brynn used the All Lined Up stamp set. It's really cute and she does a lovely job with her cards.



Carla used the Crab and Company set. It's so perfect for us here on the Gulf Coast. I used this set last year to make my Christmas cards.






Cecilia made these beautiful cards using the Wonderous Gift stamp set. (And borrowing So Swirled from Vanessa for one card).




Kella got retro on me and brought a stamp set from years ago. But I was able to look it up in an old catalog and design some great cards for her to make.







Sharon made these cards look like works of art. She is an artist and you can tell she's very creative. She used the stamp set A Wish For Peace.





Susan made these terrific cards with the Cardinal stamp set in the Holiday Mini catalog. Her watercolor technique put mine to shame. She's also a local artist. She did give me some tips on making my color brighter. More color, less water.





Vanessa was my most daring stamper doing lots of embossing. It paid off too. Her So Swirled Christmas cards sparkled and shined. I love them!

Thanks to everyone who came to the class and helped me get my creative juices flowing. It was a challenge to create 5 different cards for 7 different stamp sets. But I pulled it off and everyone loved the layouts.

Now I just need to design my Christmas cards for this year and get busy stamping. Check my Stampin' Up! Website for dates that I'm having open houses for Christmas cards. RSVP and let me know if you can make it to one.

Monday, November 17, 2008

When will everyone be well again???

Well my poor baby ended up in the hospital because she was so dehydrated. I was in tears but it really was for the best. After they gave her the IV she perked right up and started talking a mile a minute. I knew she was feeling better because she was asking the nurses questions and telling them how to spell her name, her sister's name and other words as well. It was a great relief to me.

I finished some scrapbooks this weekend at my friend's crop. I'm working on two scrapbooks for my girls. They'll have the same book except that I'll journal a separate letter to each girl and then I'll make some pictures a little different sizes for whoever's book it is.

I also started on a travel scrapbook kit that Creative Memories sells. It's so easy to do a scrapbook. Very similar to the Stampin' Up! Simply Scrappin. So when I get some pictures of it downloaded I'll post them here.

I'm feeling really sick but hopefully I can still do my Christmas Bazaar tomorrow. My husband wants to go hunting tonight but he's going to wait until tomorrow to see how I'm doing. God love him he's really stepped up and helped me out. I would not have been able to get the kids ready this morning at all. He made sandwiches and dressed the girls. I did get up briefly to put pigtails in the girls hair.

Well I think I will go back to bed. Nothing else too urgent right now.

Wish me luck tomorrow.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Finally made thank you notes


My husband will now be able to send thank you notes to his friends that gave him gifts for his birthday. These were super easy to make using the Cute and Curly bundle stamp set and punch. I think they are very Cute and Curly. LOL.
Well today I'm home with my two kids. There was school today but Amanda got sick last night so I kept her home. She's sitting on the sick couch and watching Go Diego Save the dinosaurs. Once in a while she cries and says she doesn't feel better. I called the doc to ask if it's related to the flu mist she got last Monday. We'll wait to see what she says.
I'm also preparing for the Martini Class I'm doing tonight. I would cancel except that I have a lot of ladies coming. My husband will be able to take care of Amanda if he needs to.
Oh I'm also making some more cards with the top note. I love this die! I can cut 4 of them at the same time and it saves time with designing the card. Just slap the top note on some cardstock and add some ribbon and it's done.
I'll post more later. Amanda is calling me.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Thoroughly Thankful



I'm so excited about these Thanksgiving Cards. I had my class with Carla using this set and since it was still out I thought I would play around with it. What do you think? I love all the fall colors in it. Mellow Moss, Really Rust, More Mustard and Chocolate Chip. If you are interested in making these cards let me know. I can host a class during the day too.




Thursday, November 6, 2008

Spending time designing today




I had so much fun at the Half Day Regional in Jackson, MS. My friends Michelle and Linda came too. We made two great make n takes and learned lots of great tips for using Crystal Effects. Plus we got more swaps! I'll post some when I get a chance.








My kids stayed home today from school and I got to do some designing. Here's the card for our Martini Monday class.

Isn't it just great??? I also made two others to show off what the stamp set can do. I love it and I'm so glad I got it. Now I need to work on my Thanksgiving class and making gifts to sell at my church bazaar.
Here's the make n take we did at Regionals. I'm thinking of making these for the bazaar to sell.


I re designed it using the big shot to make the cute little bird. Here's a pic of it. I hope you enjoy seeing my new creations.



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