Saturday, October 12, 2013

Hi everyone ~
So, after a lot of encouragement and support from my blog friends, I decided it was high time I start a blog for myself. I mean, hey, it might be nice to have my own little corner in "Cyber-Land" to call my own, right?

My purpose is to connect with family and friends, and to have a place to share my handmade cards and ideas. I hope everyone will feel welcome here, and want to stop by often...please don't hesitate to ask questions or make suggestions. I am brand new at this, and I welcome everyone's comments!

Before I move on to my card, I want to thank my sweet blog friends for encouraging me to take this step...Hugs to all!!!

I created this card for 3 challenges CAS(E) This Sketch. This is sketch #49 by the super talented Karolyn Loncon; Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge Blog  (http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/) with the theme 'Anything Goes’, and for   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, where we are to use either a rubber or clear stamp.



Usually, I take my photos in a light box, but it's often difficult to see certain details on a card. So, this time, I used natural light (note the shadows on the right), but at last I can see the texture from my Impression Plate on the front panel...Yay! I also used Simon Says Stamp "Be" stamp set and die with their cloud dies, and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. Until I figure out how to add the appropriate link, here is a list of supplies I used on this card:

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp - Be
Ink: Stampin’ Up - Night of Navy
Cardstock: PTI - Stamper’s Select White; Bazzill Card Shoppe - Icy Mint; Stash - Dark Blue and Pink
Dies: Simon Says Stamp - Be, Cloud Speech Bubble; Memory Box - Butterfly Delights
Impression Plate: PTI - Linen and Canvas
Gem: Prima - Mini Pearl

I hope everyone is having a fun and crafty weekend...or at least getting outside to enjoy some of the beautiful autumn weather we are having in the U.S.!

Also, I would like to wish all of our friends in Canada a very Happy Thanksgiving weekend!

Well, that's it for me...Thank you all so, very much for stopping by!

Barb

35 comments:

Brenda said...

I think it's wonderful that you started a blog Barb! I don't regret having done the same a few years ago. And you started with a bang, that card is AWESOMENESS and I adore that impression plate, wow, such beautiful texture! Wishing you all the very best in this new venture!

Linda said...

Congratulations on your first blogpost, Barb! I absolutely adore this card. Lovely texture and fun text clouds!

Rosemary said...

fabulous card, barb!! and well... you know how happy I am that you started this little blog {grin}!! will be stopping by often, my friend!

ThePurplePlace said...

Congratulations on your NEW Blog!! It looks look you are off to a great start and it's nice to see you are already entering Challenges!!

Good Luck and ENJOY!

Laura Norris said...

Way to go Barb! So glad you started your own blog. I still haven't started one, but keep thinking I should. Sometimes it just seems overwhelming...But I'm sure it is easier than it seems. Lovely card too! So fun with the cloud speech bubbles!

MarcyK924 said...

Congrats on your new blog, Barb! And you have lots to be proud of! I just signed up to follow!

lostinpaper said...

I was quite nervous when I first started my blog and I'm so excited for you Barb, I'm adding you to my blog reader straight away! ps That embossed background really is worth seeing.

Laura B. said...

WooHoo! So happy to see you've started a blog, Barb! Love your gorgeous card! Love that linen background impression so much!!!

jintyoo7 said...

Terrific card, Barb! The tiny butterfly looks so sweet nestled in the cloud!
I'm very happy you have got our blog off the ground, and I see quite a list of accolades already - and I just know that list is going to get so long!

I am looking forward to visiting regularly :)

Barb said...

YIPPEE!!! I am so excited for you - you're gonna LOVE blogging, Barb! Wonderful first post! Love your gorgeous card - such a sweet design, awesome texture, and the addition of that darling, little butterfly is fab! Congrats and welcome to blogland!!! :)

Virginia L. said...

Woohoo, Barb! Congrats on your first blog post, Barb! LOVE your blog name and your first card (so CAS and perfect)! May many more blogging fun to come! I am glad that you took this big FIRST step in blogging! I know you will have tons of fun!

Cindy C. said...

Welcome to blog land Barb! Wishing you fun blogging journeys! Gorgeous card, love the texture, great take from the sketch!!

Karen L K said...

I'm glad to see you have yourself a blog now. Enjoy! I will stop by and take a look now and then.

Kim Hall said...

Congrats on your first post on you new blog, your card is beautiful. Can't wait to see more, have fun!!

Dawn Turley said...

Well done Barb on starting your blog. It's a great way to share your beautiful work and this one is very pretty. Looking forward to learning more about you and your projects.

Kanan Pandya said...

Congratulations, Barb!!! It's so great that you started this blog and I am sure you will have lots of fun. All the very best for your blogging journey. Love your card, as always beautiful. :-)

Nonni said...

Great CAS card and congratulations on your new blog! I love your design with the clouds and how you placed your sentiments. Thanks for joining us this week at ATSM!

Sarah Gray said...

I am so excited to see your new blog, Barb - I will be a regular visitor to see your fab cards! Love this card - perfect take on the sketch. Happy blogging :)

Chark said...

beautifully done! glad you're starting a blog, I started mine this past year and it's fun!

Chark said...

beautifully done! glad you're starting a blog, I started mine this past year and it's fun!

Jean said...

Yay - glad to see that you've got a blog!! This is a lovely card.

Shana Gaff said...

Great card! I love how you used the positive and the negative of the clouds and the sentiments that you used are fantastic. Thanks for playing at ATSM. :)

Leigh Penner said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging! Your card is fabulous!
Thanks so much for playing along with CAS(E) this Sketch!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! What a fabulous card-- LOVE the cloud die cuts and the butterfly!!! LOVE the die cut letters too! FAB card all around, Barb!!

Welcome to the blogging world:) HOOOOOOOORAY!!! And I love your badges-- they look amazing on your sidebar <3

Martha said...

Congratulations, Barb, on starting your blog! Enjoy!
AND, what a DARLING card you've created!

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Congratulations Barb and welcome to Blogland! I'm your follower and would love to see your blogs!

Sian Ridley said...

Barb darling, hello!! I'm so glad you finally joined us! Now I get to encourage and support you in return as you have done for me for such a while now! :) welcome to blogland...you already know you're going to love it!

This card for CTS is just adorable, I love it! The negative cut speech bubbles with such positive sentiments in really appeals to me - kinda yin and yang ;)

wienerhoneymooners said...

Barb! So glad to see you in BLOGland! Cant wait to follow you regular like!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Oohhh and this card blows me AWAY!!!!

Cris G said...

OMG! I've been busy for just a few days and when I come back there are big news. Congratulations on your new blog, Barb!!! I'm also trying to create my own. Well, it already exists, but with no content... I'm just waiting for my technological husband to give me a hand...
Beautiful and soft card: BE Happy (on your new blog :)

Cat Craig said...

Lovely card, great cut outs.

donna mikasa said...

Yayyyyyyyy! So happy to visit your blog, although it was always a treat to visit your Flickr photostream! I'm glad to see you here in blogland!

And I love your take on the sketch! Those speech bubbles look like they're floating!

Betty J. said...

Ohhh Barb, what a cool card. Love your clouds with the words and your die cutting gives the card a lot of beautiful dimension. Great job. Thanks for playing along with us in the CAS(E) this sketch! challenge and hope to see you again.

Jasleen said...

Your card is fabulous!!! Great take on the sketch !

Judy1223 said...

Barb, I did NOT know you started a blog...so i had to come back to the very first post to say CONGRATULATIONS! Your card is beautiful, as usual...and so is your blog! I hope it brings you much enjoyment and happiness...have FUN!

BTW, I live in Southern NJ, I wonder how far apart we are? Small world!