Tuesday, October 18, 2016


Feeling: Tired and sore. Dealing with a lot in life these days. Still healing from my back injury, and throwing chronic pain on top of my thyroid disease, let's just say I am surprised I'm still standing. Always worried about my hubby and kids, especially my youngest, who has Diabetes Type 1.  (Hubby has has strokes, and has heart issues, diabetes type 2, and a blood clotting factor that he's dealing with.) Medical bills? Don't get me started.

Reading:  My Bible App

Watching:  PERISCOPE!  And a  few YouTube videos (mostly art/junk journals and Planner related videos) – you can see a lot of what I’m watching if you follow me on Twitter (@createdbybarbi).

Listening To:  Periscope artists:  From NORWAY: Jon Harald @JonGjesdal JonHarald.com,
FROM SOUTH AFRICA: Beautiful Piano Scopes by @IlseMazzone,
my Christian Music Playlist on Spotify.

Working On: Posting a few destash items on my Instagram account, cleaning off my desk (a never-ending challenge), doing a zillion loads of laundry (where DO all these clothes COME FROM?), among regular FT mom duties and taking care of 3 fur-babies, and 2 boys, including a 6 yr-old with Diabetes Type 1.

Needing:  Clean craft room (ongoing process),  to donate a bunch of stuff to the Sonshine Closet, need to get started journaling and doing more in my planner again.

Wanting: To learn more how to make stickers on my Cricut Explore, so I can get my Etsy shop up and running. 
Excited:  That the boys get this Wed-Fri off (teacher conferences), and we are going to visit my parents for an extended few days & the weekend. Unfortunately, my hubby has to stay home for work... he's such a good hard-working man :)
Hoping: Always hoping and praying for a CURE for DIABETES! 

Loving: God, My family, my pets,  COFFEE, my internet friends, my great "new" internet that actually WORKS, bedtime.

Find me on Social Media

I'm working on getting my social media accounts switched over and updated today.
So if you haven't added me yet, here's your chance :)

My new Twitter/Periscope handle: @createdbybarbi  (was @therealbarbi)

My new Instagram:

Facebook page:

Pinterest (still the same):

YouTube (still the same)

MAIL CALL: Happy Mail 2016



(Photo Credits: ALittleLemonadeStand)

Want to exchange happy mail with me?  Make sure to include your online handles (Periscope ID, Instagram ID, Twitter ID, etc.) so I know who you are, or let me know how you found my blog. :) Also, make sure to include your return address so I can reciprocate :)

Happy Mail
PO Box 74
Barnum, MN 55707

I do mail call videos on my YouTube channel and sometimes show some of my happy mail LIVE on Periscope (I'm @createdbybarbi on Periscope).  Don't worry, I cover up addresses.

Do you have mail call videos or use Periscope? Please share your link with me in the comments!  I love watching what other people get :)

Get ideas on what to send in Happy Mail HERE :)

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Strawberry Shortcake Stationery and Labels

I was busy creating the other night and came up with a new cute design. Tons more graphics to choose from... lined, unlined, labels, whatever you need... come check out my Labels & Stationery group on Facebook here now: