Monday, October 29, 2012

15% off all day today!

Make sure you shop for stamps today. 15% off nearly all stamp sets! (Bundles not included).

Visit my online store to find out more. The sale is only TODAY til midnight.

www.jackiebarfield.stampinup.net

Thanks for looking and happy shopping!

Jackie
This week you can get FREE digital downloads from Stampin' Up! Click here to access the link and start your free download. If we reach 18,000 downloads we all get an extra free download. What are you waiting for? These downloads can be used with other software so you don't have to have MDS.



Don't forget that today only is the 15% off all stamp sets. Browse my online store and then email me your order by 5pm. Or you can order online and have it ship directly to you. Either way you get to save!

Have a blessed day!

Jackie

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Party Favors

So it's your turn to host Thanksgiving this year. Great! You'll have to clean the house, cook a turkey, make a pie and do a little something special for each guest. How about handmade favors using the Fancy Favor Box die. This box is so fast and easy to make. I spent more time making up the front embellishments than I did putting together the box.


I also include some other designs for making gifts for Christmas. A cute little box that holds a chocolate. Birgit gave me one similar to this and I followed the template and made a Christmas one.


Of course the gorgeous ornament that's on the cover of the Mini Catalog makes an amazing embellishment to any gift and they can hang it on their tree too.

 
I hope you can come to my Nov. 3 class on Christmas projects. It will be fun and lots of great ideas you can duplicate at home.

Take care and God Bless!

Jackie

Monday, October 22, 2012

Thanksgiving cards

This card was made at my Marker Club. I showed the ladies how to color and blend using markers and a blender pen.


I think I'll make some more and sell them at the craft fair I'm doing on November 10th. These were really fun to make.

Stamp set: Full of Blessings


Full of Blessings Clear-Mount Stamp Set
 
Hope you are having a blessed day!
 
Jackie

Friday, October 19, 2012

Holiday Ornament in Blue

Here's my version of the Holiday Mini Catalog Ornament. Do you like the colors?

 
 
Midnight Muse, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
 
Do you want to learn how to make this ornament? Come to my Christmas Projects Class on November 3rd. 1-6pm. Email me or call to RSVP.

I may make more of these since it was so easy! I used the silicon pad and hot glue. Makes this quick and easy to put together.

I hope you can join me soon!

Jackie

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Christmas tags

Oh I was inspired by something I saw on Pintrest today and so here is what I made:



If you like this tag we will be making it at my Christmas Projects class on November 3rd. Haven't signed up yet? You can do so on my website under events.

Here are some other fun projects I've been doing recently.

This is my first ever easel card. I liked the swirls on the background. I used several different sets and a retired wheel. Those google eyes work great! They fit perfectly into the eyes of the bat.



Here's another Halloween project I did a while back but just got them laminated. (Thanks Flora!)


I made 22 cards (two are the same). This is for my girl scout troop to play at our Halloween party. Yes I stamped each card by hand using markers. Crazy huh? It only took a couple hours and after laminating them I'll be able to use them year after year.

Stamp set: Spooky Bingo Bits




I hope you enjoyed todays projects. Come back again!

Jackie

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Christmas Projects

Hello again,

I've been busy with Girl Scouts lately but today I was able to finish a few projects that I'm offering at the November 3rd class.

Here's some of the things you'll be able to make:




 
Plus we'll have the ornament to make that's on the cover of the Mini Catalog. Oh and Laura and Diane are also having some projects for you to pick from.
 
There will also be a tags class. TO and From tags so you can make special tags from Santa.
 
I hope you can make it! Please go to my events page and RSVP. Thanks!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Happy National Card Making Day!

I did in fact make some cards today. Thank you cards for the businesses that donated food, door prizes and more to the first Girl Scout Convention for our area.

Here's a picture of them while I was putting them together.



I used mostly Stampin' Up! supplies for this. The Girl Scout Logo is online and the paper is from the Girl Scouts too. Punches are from SU!.

As a Girl Scout leader I do a lot of fun crafts with my troop. Today I was able to share what I do best (crafting) with new leaders and help them learn about SWAPS, earning badges through art, making special gifts on a budget. Not that I really know how to budget but I do try to be frugal with my supplies and use up what I have and not have to buy too much.

Each of the leaders in my class today got to make a swap using the butterfly punch and then add a few beads. Really easy. I also let them use some stamps, markers and blender pens to make a card.

Talking to these wonderful ladies about Girl Scouts was amazing. I think that they thought they had to be good at everything to be a leader. Well 10 minutes into my little class I realized I didn't have any blocks for the stamps. Oops! So this was a great example to the ladies that you don't have to be perfect to be a leader. Just having the passion to learn and to do more is enough to make you a great leader.

When I visited Savannah recently I was able to tour Juliette Gordon Low's house. How amazing! She was an incredible artist. Painting, wood burning, sculpture, iron working, you name it! She was good too. Lots of her sculptures and paintings were in the home. I was truly impressed!

I think about how Juliette was inspired to create Girl Scouts for America and that she was passionate about learning and then teaching those skills to others. She wanted to empower girls and to allow them to do things they couldn't normally do. What an exciting time that must have been!

Now girls have limitless careers and are able to do many things that interest them. The best part of Girl Scouts is that girls can be free to be themselves, learn, grow, teach, lead. They can express themselves and they can try new things.

I am looking forward to this year of Girl Scouting and getting to know the new girls in my troop, the new leaders that signed up for the first time and going camping with "old" friends.

I hope you had an equally inspiring and creative day today.

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