Thursday, December 19, 2013

A New Look

Hello there Blog Friends!

Firstly, did you notice anything new? I have a new look on my blog! (If you are reading on a reader you might want to click on over to my site to check it out). As an early Christmas gift, my sweet hubby treated me to a new blog design, and I am really happy with it! Cindy, from Blessed Design Studio put the whole thing together for me...so, if you’re interested in a 'New Look’ too, check out Her Store

So, I’m just about finished with my Christmas cards but this week’s Cue Card at CASology is ‘Knit’, and the challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More is 'Anything Goes'. So, I was more than happy to pull out my SSS holiday stamps with these adorable mittens and play along! I also used my current favorite impression plate to add some texture, my Wink of Stella pen on the mittens and some sequins to add sparkle.



Here is a close up of the sparkle on the mittens and texture on the background:





Well, that’s it for me ~ I hope everyone is doing well and ready for Christmas! I have some baking to do tomorrow, and with any luck I will also have them packed up to ship to Florida in time for Christmas Eve. Thank you all so much for stopping by!
Barb


Supplies:
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp - Big Holiday Wishes
Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black; Memento Luxe - Love Letter
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Select White, Pure Poppy
Die: Lil Inker Designs: Stitched Mat Rectangles
Impression Plate: Papertrey Ink - Linen & Canvas
Sequins: Kelly Purkey - Red
Pen: Wink of Stella - Clear


21 comments:

Barb said...

Such a cute card, Barb - love those sweet mittens! And your new blog-look is fantastic!

P.S. I owe you a Flickr message . . . ♥

Judy1223 said...

Barb! I love your new blog make-over...looks fabulous! What a great gift from your DH! I also adore this sweet mitten card, great colors, great texture! So glad you joined us for this week's cue at CASology!

Tracey McNeely said...

I love this card Barb! I am so in love with the sentiment from your SSS that I just put it in my cart. Thank you so much for joining us for this week at CASology!

wienerhoneymooners said...

WOW! I got so distracted by the cool blog, and the design, I went over checked it out made notes that I MUST re-design mine too, and then, I think a few hours passed...Sheesh, I love this card, and the NEW blog look, YAY!!!
Thanks for this super lovely addition to the CASology Gallery this week, lovin' it.

Jasleen said...

Hey Barb, very pretty card there. Love the red and white combo. so festive :)

Dawn Turley said...

fabulous Barb. I love the new look and your card is delightful

lostinpaper said...

These mittens are just too cute Barb, good luck getting the baking done (I've yet to start but have days off after tomorrow with major plans and little time lol). Wishing you the most funnest of holiday seasons, Hugs Therese x

Deborah Frings said...

Oh what a fun card! I could certainly do with those here! I love the touch of sparkle with the sequins. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

Like the cool new look too!

Laura B. said...

What a sweet and thoughtful gift from your hubby...a fresh new blog look! It looks really fabulous! Your card is darling, too!

sandie said...

Wow Barb your new blog design is fabulous, what a thoughtful gift from hubby and this is a great card for your new launch! Such adorable mittens and wonderful CAS design. Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM

Kristie Goulet said...

That is an awesome gift from your hubby! Love the fresh, new look!
Love your darling card too!

Judy Tuck said...

Cute card Barb! What a dear hubby. Love your new blog look!

ThePurplePlace said...

Love your new blog and all these amazing cards!! Keep up the great work!!

Greta said...

Love the new look of your blog, Barb--what a great gift from you hubby! Wonderful CAS card! Happy Holidays!

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a warm and cozy CAS card, Barb! I love the warm and cozy and CAS look of your new blog, too! What a thoughtful gift from your hubby!!

I wish you and your family the happiest of holidays! Thank you for your support and friendship this year!! Hugs, Darnell

♥Gemma♥ said...

Wow Barb i am loving the new look...just FABulous hunni and a lovely pressie too!!

As for your card...its beautiful Barb and loving those mittens too which i had some like those when i was a little girl and loved them because you could never lose them as they were attached and just hung from your coat sleeves {miss them!!} lol
hugs and xxx
Gemma

wienerhoneymooners said...

Okay, I already commented on this, I know, sometimes I like a card so much I have to come back, and this card makes me do a double take, so a double comment is befitting!!!

So glad that during this busy time that you found some craft time and joined us! It means so very much to see all the lovely cards here, I JUST love that even though I am on vacation, listening to Christmas Musak, that I can enjoy visiting all our CASology friends!!! Keep warm, and have a very merry Holidays this season!!!

KayM said...

Hi Barb!! I love the new look of your blog and your card is darling!! I adore anything with mittens on it! The red and black on the white background creates the perfect contrast! I want to thank you so much for the lovely and sweet comments you have left on my blog. I'm so happy that I found your blog and have gotten to know you a little through your cards and comments :) I hope you have a most wonderful Christmas!! ((Hugs))

Rosemary said...

really like how your blog looks, barb... so cute!! your CASology card is adorable! thanks so much for playing along this week!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Lovely CAS design with these mittens! Love the simple colours and the bold message! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

wienerhoneymooners said...

CONGRATS!!!!! no doubt in the TOPS! Hope to see you this week too, promises to be a FUN one!!!