Barb Hendrickson - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Thursday, March 28, 2013

A Little of This...And a Little of That

Hello Stamping Friends! 
I am so excited to get all of my products tomorrow that come with 
"This and That" product suite.  I will report back with a project I can share with you.  ;)
Save 15% when you order March 23-April 30
(All items will be in the SU 2013-14 catalog, 
but discount is only good through April 30)

 Happy stamping and have a happy Easter!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Lace and Pearls

Happy Monday, Stamping Friends!
Today's post brings with it a gorgeous color and sketch challenge in one.  I stumbled upon this blog from down under called still addinktive and I wanted to play along.  Well, I stared at this sketch and color palette for a really long time  and I realized that I either needed to just start playing with colors and shapes or just move on to something different.  Therein lies the lesson I learned...just start.  It doesn't have to be perfect to be pleasing and shared.  Just remember, if you never start, you can never share.
happy starting!

Here is my card:

Here is the challenge:
Stamping Supplies:
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Pretty In Pink
Accessories:  Big Shot, Circle Scallop Die (used for card base), Beautiful Wings Embosslit,
Large Paper Doily Sizzlit
Pretties:  Artisan Embellishments Kit*, Flower Trim*, Basic Pearls, Taffeta Ribbon

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Up In The Air Without You

Hello Stamping Friends!
Today's card is for my sister who lives in Idaho.  That's just too far from Oklahoma, in my opinion, so I thought I'd let her know how I was feeling today.  We've both been very busy lately and just haven't had lots of phone time together as we normally do.  I miss you, Deb!

To create today's card I chose to combine 3 different challenges.  Create With Connie and Mary for the color palette,  Addicted to CAS for the theme,  and Freshly made Sketches for the actual card sketch.  I'm very happy with my end result because it really does transport me to the lake where all the people fly their kites in the spring and summer and it also reminded me of one of my favorite movies:  "UP"  with all the colorful balloons.  I hope you enjoy it and gain some inspiration from all the great challenges out there in cyberspace this weekend! 
happy stamping, 

Here's my card:

And here are the challenges:
Stamping Supplies:
Stamps:  Up, Up and Away (c)
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo
Cardstock and Paper: Daffodil Delight, tempting Turquoise, Brights Stack
Accessories:  Big Shot, Scallop Square Bigz Die (for scalloped edges), Cloudy Day embossing folder,
Ovals Collection Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals
Pretties:  Island Indigo ruffled ribbon

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Steppin' Out...In Cherry Cobbler

Hello Again, Stamping Friends!
Tonight's card is brought to you by the Stampin' Up! "Fabulous You" stamp set and "Twitterpated" designer series paper  I've had these products for quite some time and finally decided to use them together for this sketch from 
Retro Sketches  I'm loving the bold, look that Cherry Cobbler and the floral designer paper offer to enhance this pretty shoe!  ENJOY!

Here is my take on the sketch:
 A note:  The inside says: FRIEND, 
but dear husband thought it should say "sole"  
He's so punny!

Here is the sketch:

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps: Fabulous You, Amazing Family
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Twitterpated dsp
Accessories:  Scallop Trim Border Punch, corner rounder, Clear Blocks
Pretties:  Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Basic Pearls

Spring Surprises Are In The Air...

 Hello Friends! 
Spring is right around the corner and with it comes new buds, blooms and beauty.  It's no different in the Stampin' Up! world.  Spring brings new trends,  fun products, and creative ideas.  Here is just one of the many new items that will be released in the upcoming 2013-14 SU catalog this June.  Take a peek and get excited...this is just the beginning of what's bloomin' this spring! 
Happy Stamping,

You may purchase the stamp set alone or in a discounted bundle
promotion dates:  March 15-May 30
English Bundle (c):  A Round Array and 7/8 in scallop punch $23.95 (133899)

English stamp set (c):  A Round Array  $14.95 (129090)

Dude, Spring Forward with Stampin' Up!

Hello Friends!
I almost don't know where to start to tell you all that Stampin' Up! is unveiling this spring.  There are so many fun and interesting new products to check out, I think I might just try tempting you  :)  ( So as to not overwhelm!  lol)

First, I wanted to share with you a card that my husband made for me using the "manly" stamping kit called  Dude, You're Welcome Kit I gave it to him as a little surprise gift and later that afternoon, I found this on my stamping desk: 
It's simple and sweet, and I love it!  Thank you, Dear Husband!
So, if you want your significant other to give you a little note, you might give him this little kit to spur him on!  (132807)  $24.95 US

Keep Checking back here at Quick and Easy Stamping because Stampin' Up! is bringing us lots of Spring Surprises!

Happy Stamping,

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

She Believed...

 Two cards in one night, you ask?  Yes!  The physical inspiration for this card comes from this sketch at  Create With Connie And Mary.  The emotional inspiration has come from two of my good friends, Ellen and Glynis.  (Check out their inspirational and artistic blogs) They have believed in me in so many ways, for so many years; starting this blog and creating my own cards was just two of them.  So, this card is for them.  Thank you for believing I could do this.  
You even made a believer out of me.  
Love you both!

 Here is their sketch:

Stampin' Supplies:

Stamps:  Feel Goods
Ink:  Cajun Craze, Soft Suede
Cardstock:  Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla, Comfort Cafe dsp
Accessories:  Bigz Square Scallop Die
Pretties:  Designer Naturals Buttons 
(I used a very narrow strip of midnight muse cardstock for the button holes.  Originally learned this from Mary Fish)

Baby Girls and Polka Dots!

Happy Tuesday, Everyone!
 Seems that every time I turn around I see another young woman getting ready to have a baby, and it just so happens that quite a few of those ladies are friends of mine!  So, here again is a baby girl card for your inspiration today.  I used this sketch from Retro Sketches
and this color challenge from The Paper Players 
I had a great time creating this card this evening.  It was just what I needed. 

 Stampin' Supplies:

Stamps:  Ciao, Baby!
Ink:  Regal Rose
Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Regal Rose, Brights DSP paper stack,
Accessories:  Polka Dot embossing folder, Corner rounder, 7/8" scallop circle punch
Pretties:  Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon,  Jewels Basic Pearls, Soda Pop Tops

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Fly Away, Blues

Hello Everyone!  
Today's post features two challenges in one card.   Even though it looks like it may have taken some time to create, it came together fairly quickly and easily.  That's why I have enjoyed trying out these card challenges.  What used to take me a whole day to create, takes far, far less time now.  
Take a peek.  :)

The two that I combined are this sketch from Sketch Frenzy Friday:

And this color challenge from Create With Connie and Mary:

Here is my creation:

Enjoy today's card and take just a little time this week to try a sketch or color challenge and see how much fun it can be when other stampers help your creative process to flow!  

Stampin' Supplies:
stamp sets:  Papillon Potpourri, Sassy Salutations
Ink:  Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple
Cardstock:  Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Very Vanilla, Print Poetry DSP stack*
Accessories:  Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Decorative Label Punch, Elegant Butterfly, Bitty Butterfly*
Pretties:  Pearl Basic Jewels

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Perfect Baby!

Hello Everyone!
I finally found some creative mojo today, so I'm ready to share my creation with you.   This sketch from sketch frenzy friday was my inspiration, and I needed a baby girl card for a shower I am attending on Sunday.  I really liked the results and I hope you like it also and gain some creative inspiration too.   Enjoy some stamping time this upcoming weekend.
Here is the sketch: 

And here is my card:

Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Stamps:  Itty Bittties*, That's The Ticket*
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Fan Fair DSP
Accesssories:  1/2" circle punch, Ticket Duo Builder punch, Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, 
Soda Pop Tops*, dimensionals and mini glue dots
Pretties:  White Baker's Twine (dyed crumb cake with sponge and ink)
retired Crumb Cake taffeta ribbon

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