Welcome to Snowmanlover's Paperie

For those of you new to my site, I retired as a a Stampin' Up Independent Demonstrator
I went back to teaching in a Special Ed Classroom after being home for 20 years and "retired"
My blog is now changing to a WREATH Blog!
If you are interested in purchasing my wreaths, please join my FB page,
Barb's Little Bit of
Whimsy Wreaths
Click here to join Here
To view and purchase from my Etsy Shop, click here!

I also post my "Simply Sunday" posts where I share recipes and home decor'

To "Follow", Subscribe, please go down to the right!
If you are "searching" for something, please type in your word where it says, "Search this Blog" on the right!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Stampin' Up Sneak Peek, Just Add Cake!

Sneak Peek!
Wow, check out all of these Stampin' Up Sneak Peek Items!
Lots of Sneeky Peeks on this card!

Check out our new fun punch, called the Petites Pennant Builder
Check out our new Perfect Pennants Die
Check out our new Designer paper called Just Add Cake
Check out our new Hostess Stamp set called Happiest Birthday Wishes

Please click on photo for a better view


Other materials used:
Baja Breeze and Whisper White Cardstock
Ink and Poppy Parade Ink
White Bakers Twine- we sell it!

Stay Tuned Tomorrow, Friday, July 1st for my Ribbon and Paper Shares!!

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Stampin' Up Sneek Peek from the 2011-2012 Catalog

Isn't this such a cute little guy! He is from the Stampin' Up Cruise in the Hospitality room. Note,  I did not make this! It is made with the most darling set called
Button Buddies.
Available for order on July 1st!

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

My little girl made this! Flower Fest Card

I have always had a Craft Room for my kids but when I started doing Stampin' Up, I kind of sort of, well I really took over their room. What that means is there are tons of supplies that they can use. The other night I was playing with my new  
Flower Fest Stamp set 
and showing my little girl how you can color in the flowers with our sponge daubers and she asked if she could make a card. Now she really loves to create but seldom makes cards. She makes bigger, more "out of the box" type of creations. She set to town and came up with this darling card. I love it and will use it for one of my workshops. I really need to create a "watermark" for her creations and not use mine!

Using the Sponge Daubers with Melon Mambo Ink

 You can go as light or as dark as you wish.  They are so much fun to use!

Stamp sets used:
Flower Fest- Summer Mini Catalog- LOVE this set!
Plus a SNEAKY Peek of our new stamp set called The Best of Everything coming soon on July 1st!

Materials used: 
Melon Mambo and Whisper White Cardstock
Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango Classic Inks
Pumpkin Pie ribbon which she cut down in width, so clever!
Stampin' Dimensionals of course!

Stay tuned for some more fun Flower Fest Cards!

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Monday, June 27, 2011

Who wants some Strawberry Pie!!

Thank you, Lori for the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award!! Please check out this incredibly talented lady over at her blog, Saints Rule: http://scrappinsaints.blogspot.com/

Thank you Leirad for the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award.  Wow two of the same award. But I want the PIE!! You can find the very talented Leirad at: http://leiradcardmakingcorner.blogspot.com

Ok you know how these blog awards go. I have to name 7 things about myself and then pass the award on to 7 others so you can visit their blog.

Here are my 7 things about "Me"!

1. I am very over emotional, always want to please and get hurt very easily
2. I LOVE Fried Chicken and Chinese Food
3. I love being a mom MORE than ANYTHING!
4. I am a true blue friend, through thick and thin, long distance or local!
5. I am a Stampin' Up Demonstrator
6. I am a retired Special Ed teacher
7. I am now a SAHM after adopting two of the most beautiful babies in the world from the same wonderful country!

I will get back to passing awards along. I just got home from Physical Therapy and am supposed to stay away from the computer if my shoulder and back hurt. I also have to watch my crafting and guess what? I have a huge Stampin' Up order of NEW stuff from the Catalog coming in, in a few hours!!!

Thank you, Lori and Leirad for the Blog Awards!!

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Thank YOU, NEWS and a SNEEKY PEEKY photo!!

HI friends!
Do you believe how fast June has flown!
Speaking of June, if you are not aware, June, is the month that our
Retiring Products  
have a "last chance" to be purchased! If you have not seen our Last Chance Sale, please go to my store HERE, Click on Products, Shop Now, Last Chance.

Don't miss the Discounted Products. You have to click on the actual product to see what the discount price is. While you are there, be sure to check out with "me", Barbara Gornick, as the demonstrator. Even if you order from my site, credit won't go to me unless my name is listed when you check out. Thank you!

Don't forget, I am having a Drawing for a stamp set for anyone that places and orders on my online site, HERE, in the month of June!

While it is sad that many wonderful items are leaving it is nice to so many neat items coming in! Please check my blog in past posts to see some of the cards I have made with the retiring items and check out the cards THIS week for some "Sneaky Peeks" of what is to come! I absolutely LOVE our NEW Catalog!

Speaking of Catalogs, if you missed out on "Reserving" one from me and would like to order one, please send me an email, right away, please. I can collect money and send them out after the 1st. The cost for the Catalog and mailing via Pay Pal is $10.5,0 please. 

IF your order $50 in JULY, from ME, you get one for FREE!

Also, IF you have joined one of my Clubs, you will get one for FREE!
Speaking of Clubs- Club orders are due by or before July 5th please.
If you are not in one of my Long Distance Clubs and would like to be, please ask!

Thank you for your orders for my Workshop to Go Kits! This was a customer request and was fun to do! Besides getting the materials to make my Workshop Cards,  you get the chance to purchase the stamp set we used at 15% off if you order my Workshop to Go Kit that month! If you missed that post, I can still make up a kit for you. View HERE!

Stay tuned for details!

If you are not on my email list and would like to be, please EMAIL me by clicking the button on the right!

If you are into Facebook, HERE is my "like" page!

Thank you for your June orders! Thank you for reading my Blog! I love your comments!

I appreciate you ALL!

Speaking of Appreciation! The Stampin' Up Special Events team made and sent these cards out to all us girls that were on the Cruise to Alaska. WE got a thank you note just for going on the Cruise! Who can beat a job like that! I am sharing this SNEAKY PEEKY of a delightful new stamp set to come, called, "Hello, Doily!"

Is this gorgeous or what! It will be available on July 1st! The background paper is just paper I put under the card for shooting the photo. It is from our current but Retiring, Designer Paper, called Sweet and Sour #117390.

Here is a side view 

The card is so beautiful in real life and how kind of them to send us a thank you card! What a great company, Stampin' Up! is!

I'd love to hear your comments about what you think about this card?
Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Saturday, June 25, 2011

My Little Girl's First Horse Show!

I'm letting them fly. You see I am a very nervous and over protective mom but this week my son started driver's ed and my daughter took a horse camp. I did good and let them go do these things but how I wish they were still toddlers and not involved in things that can be considered dangerous.
Here are some photos of my little girl

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Hello Blossom Scallop Circle Card Tutorial!

Wow are these ever fun to make! This is not my original idea but my card design is. I have seen several videos on Scallop Easel cards.

I was playing around the other night and made my scallop too big for what I was trying to make ( the card I showed a few days ago). It had it sitting here for a few days and I had my Hello Blossoms stamp set right near it and thought, oh my gosh, this looks like so much fun for the Scallop Easel Card!
This is the finished look with the easel card open

This is how it looks when it is closed. It is not sitting real flat though as the button below was drying and I did not want it to touch yet. It should touch flat.

Here I got it poofed down a bit

To make, fold a piece of cardstock in half. Run it through the Big Shot using the #113468 Scallop Circle Die, but leave the top 5 or 6 scallops showing so they do not cut through the paper.  This will make up the top part of the card.

Then cut out a plain scallop circle with our 113468 Scallop Circle Die. This will be your base.  

Score the back part of the folded scallops at about 7 scallops down.  Adhere to the plain single scallop.

I used a solid Whisper White circle on the front of the card.  I used our # 121811
3 1/2 " Circle die. I decorated it with the Hello Blossom Stamp set from the Summer Mini Catalog. I used our Marvelous Markers to color and stamp with. I then used Crystal Effects to stick the buttons on top of the flowers. The buttons are the Subtles Designer Buttons.

This is kind of a side view. The flowers with the buttons are the top of the card. The stamp was too cute to cover up with the word, "hello" on it so I used my Big Shot and our #113469 Scallop Circle #2 to make the inside Scallop a bit smaller. 

A better side view:

I colored it with the Markers. Now you can see the cute little hello!! I added a little button with my Crystal Effects!  Just tied a bit of linen thread through it first.

Here you go, the finished product!

These are just so easy and so much fun to make! I am on a kick with these!
Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Alaskan Cruise Make and Takes! NEW 2011-2012 IN Colors!

Make and Takes from the Stampin' Up Alaskan Cruise!  We were so lucky to get our In Color Inks and Papers as a gift from Stampin' Up!
We got our packets on the Cruise but I was really dizzy that day so just took mine home. Here it is, one month later and I am finally making them. Nothing like crafting to make you feel better!
At first I was not sure how I felt about our NEW 2011-2012 IN Colors but after working with them, I am in LOVE with them!
Here are some samples:

Amazing Fold Card

Pinwheel Card

Just for Fun Mini Album but I made a card instead

And a left over little Scrappy Card. I can't wait to get some of the In Color Designer Series Paper so I can add more layers to this card!

Aren't these colors so YUMMY! They really go well together. The nice thing is they will be in for 2 years starting July 1st!

New In Colors:
Pool Party
Calypso Coral
Lucky Limemade
Wisteria Wonder
Island Indigo

Now aren't those fun names!!

Please be sure to click on the photos to get a better view!
Thank you for stopping by. I love your comments. To comment just click below where it says "Comment"

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Couldn't sleep, Made a Flower Fest card

Couldn't sleep. Have had a lot on my mind lately. Been working all day the past few days on my workshop and just a bunch of other stuff on my mind. I decided to whip open my new Flower Fest Stamp set.
Here is my card. It needs some tweeking but I love the cheerful little flowers.

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Monday, June 20, 2011

My June "Workshop to Go" Kit!!! Ordering now!

I have had an "out of town" customer request to be able to get one of my workshop kits!

Can't make it to my local workshop? Well I send the "workshop" to YOU!
Well here you go. Please note this is different than my Card Kits. This has all the materials cut out and ready for you!

Featured June Workshop Stamp Set: Fabulous Florets
You will receive the following in my  June "Workshop to Go":

*Pre-Cut and Pre-Punched Card Stock for 4 different cards, inside and out
*Ribbon, Buttons and Pearls
*Adhesive to "pop" your project
*Guidelines for each card with measurements so you can duplicate your own!

The price of my "Workshop on the Go" is $10 . This covers the Workshop Supplies to make the 4 cards shown below. Shipping is an extra $5.50 and I will waive the pay pal fee. If you would like enough to make 2 of each card then the cost is $15 for the 8 cards, plus the shipping.

You will receive the materials to make one each of the following cards:

"Add On Bonus" Discount!
As an added bonus, I am offering with
This Workshop only, the opportunity to "Add On" the Fabulous Florets Clear Mount Stamp Set at $15 % off!
The cost is normally $17.95 but will only be $15.25. Tax and shipping will be added making the total for the "Add On" Stamp set  $18.67 instead of $21.37!
You may also "Add On" the Mat Pack and Piercing Tool at 15% off too!  
The "Add On" Tool Cost would be $14.34 including the 15% off, tax and ship as opposed to $16.02

These are not included but other materials I used:
Inks used: Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, and Wild Wasabi.
Punches used: Scallop Border Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Fun Flower Big Shot Die
Tools used: I also used my Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack.
Stamp set used: Fabulous Florets
Please note,these items and stamped images are not included in the kit.

If you have any suggestion for future "Workshops on the Go" , please let me know!
Please email me at snowmanlover 2 at yahoo dot com to order this kit or click on the email me button to the right. 
Enter your email address:
Delivered by FeedBurner

So long Bugs and Kisses! Stampin' Up Last Chance Sale

Oh this is terribly sad. Our Bugs and Kisses Stamp set is going away. I just love this set. I used this stamp set to send a card to that little boy Ethan (who passed away from Cancer in October) and to that little girl Bella (who lost all of her limbs due to a strep infection) I also sent it as a Birthday Card ( see below) to my Stampin' Up Pal, Lisa!

I love this stamp set because it is so whimsical!

But you can order this set on our Stampin' Up Last Chance Sale!
To order this stamp set go to my site HERE
and it is item # 116850

Be sure to hurry over to the Last Chance catagory before supplies run out. Last Chance only goes through June! Check out the Clearance Rack too!

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Oh No, Mr. Sock Monkey is Retiring! Stampin' Up Last Chance sale!

Boo Hoo, The Sock Monkey Stamp is going to retire. Do you believe that! This is one of my most treasured Stampin' Up stamps that I will keep forever!
If you missed out on this Classic Cutey, don't worry! Just click HERE!
Go to Products, Shop Now and then Last Chance!
It is item # 111736.

Order soon as this is while supplies last in June only! Don't miss out on Mr. Sock Monkey!

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Bye Bye Greenhouse Gala Paper~ Stampin' Up Last Chance Sale!

Good bye Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper. I am so sad to see you go! This is my most favorite of the Stampin' Up Designer Series Paper!
My upline, Mary Polcin, made and sent me this card. But you know what? This paper is in our Last Chance Retiring list, so it can still be ordered! 
To order this gorgeous paper, please go to my store at http://www.snowmanlover.stampinup.net
Click on Shop Now, Products, Then Last Chance!

Be sure to hurry, as Last Chance List are while supplies last in JUNE!
Click HERE to shop Now! Don't forget to check out the Clearance Rack too!

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Good bye Petal Pizzaz! Stampin' Up Last Chance List

Ahhh, so sad. This favorite set of mine is going bye bye too.
Petal Pizzazz is such a fun set. But the good news for you is you can still order it, while supplies last!
It is on our Discontinued Last Chance List!
To order just go to my store at http://www.snowmanlover.stampinup.net
Click on Products
Shop Now
Last Chance
Then go to the stamps. It is item #113417

Hurry soon to order your Petal Pizzazz Stamp set before supplies run out!
While you are in my store, please be sure to check out the Discounted Items!
Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner