Barb Hendrickson - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Feather Together For Fab Friday

Hello Stamping Friends,
It's been 4 months since I designed a card, so I feel a bit rusty in my skills, but I'm jumping in on this sketch challenge anyway.  :-)
My card offering is based on this sketch over at the Fab Friday challenge blog.
I hope you enjoy!

Happy Stamping,

Here is their card:

And here is my card:
I've been wanting to ink up this stamp set for so long and just couldn't think of how to use it.  Well, I decided to go bold with the black feathers!

The dsp is from the Morrocan collection and it is finished off with a little linen thread wrapped around the cropped "thank you" banner.  

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Sunday's One Stop, Blog Hop!

Hello Stamping Friends,

Here is a long awaited new installment of Sunday's One Stop, Blog Hop!  I have chosen some retiring stamp sets and some brand new sneak peek stamp sets to highlight today.  I hope you enjoy my picks and find inspiration for your own card creations.  

Remember, the new 2017-18 Stampin' Up! Catalog will be released on June 1!  
It's pretty amazing.  ;-)

Blessings and Happy Stamping,






Sunday, January 29, 2017

Sunday's One Stop Blog Hop

Hello Stamping Friends,

Welcome back to Sunday's One Stop Blog Hop.  I hope you enjoy my picks this week of some of the best hand stamped cards on the web!  
I love sharing these with you.  Be inspired!


Monday, January 23, 2017

Hearts and Watercolor Pencils

Hello Stamping Friends,

Happy New Year!

I'm happily back today with a brand new card for a brand new theme challenge from the fine stampers at TGIF Challenges.  I was so excited to delve into a new creative challenge so here we go!  Enjoy!

Thank you for stopping by!  If you can leave a comment and share your stamping journey, I'd love to hear from you.  And, if you'd like to use me as your Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I'd love to earn your business.


Theme Challenge:  LOVE

My Card:
For the front panel of my card I used Stampin' Up! new watercolor pencils, watercolor paper, aqua painters, silver foil paper, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, and a clear Wink of Stella brush.  The sentiment is from Oh So Succulent stamp set.

To achieve this watercolor look:
Using the side of your pencil, lay down a swath of color one after the other on a watercolor paper panel.  I used Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, and Real Red.  Squeeze some water into the tip of an aqua painter brush and apply to your penciled colors.  I colored one color at a time and then blended to my liking.
Quick and Easy!

Inside Details:
The inside sentiment is from the new Love Sparkles stamp set in the recently released Occasions catalog.  The embellishments are pearls colored with a red Sharpie marker and the star on the heart is from the Metallic Enamel Shapes.

Happy Stamping!

Remembering A Kindred Spirit

Hello Stamping Friends,

Well, it's been quite some time since I last posted for you, but there is a reason for my recent silence.

I lost a very dear friend to brain cancer right after Christmas this year, and the reason I'm sharing this with you is because she was the person who taught me how to set up this blog and begin the blogging journey that I've been on for the past 3 years.  

Her name was Glynis, and she blogged for years about all sorts of topics in her life.  She was a creative and hilarious lady and a devoted friend, the likes of which is very hard to find in this life.  

She was patient, caring and and so very intelligent, and she willingly shared her gifts and time with so many people around her, including many orphans in several African countries through her work with a non-profit organization here in Oklahoma.

So, to honor my friend, today I will begin year number 4 of Quick And Easy Stamping, and as I share my creations with you, I pray you receive the benefits that Glynis and I envisioned through the birth of my blog; building creative confidence through quick and easy stamping.  

Be brave and bold and step out into your creative experience.  I hope I can be a small part of your journey as you share in mine.

As Glynis always signed her blog posts,



Glynis tasting our canning works of "art"
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