Saturday, October 10, 2009

Announcing the GRAND OPENING of Busy Beauties DigiStamps!!

In our wonderful world of craft blogging there are extraordinarily talented people. One of those is bubbly, generous, and uber-creative Carolyn Bounds at P.M.S. etc. Today is a very special one for her --- and the rest of us! Here's why:

Announcing Busy Beauties DigiStamps!

Welcome to the Grand Opening Blog Hop! If you arrived here from Lauri's blog, then you are on the right track! To start at the beginning you can visit Catherine's blog.

Carolyn and her friend Thomas have been working on new creations that are now available! These exciting digistamps are fun representations of everyday life and the applications of these images are endless!

I am thrilled and honored to be part of the launch of Busy Beauties Designs. I have known Carolyn for over a year, having met her here on this fabulous forum called the blogosphere. She is a very active participant on design teams and is a generous commenter. This new venture is a natural next step for this extraordinary lady. Please join me in congratulating Carolyn and wishing her great success!

Now I would like to show you a couple of the Busy Beauties.

My first card uses this image of a young lady and is called "Back 2 School" and looks like she is back to the books, imagining possibilities, and cheering on the varsity team!
Take a closer look. She is terrific!

Paper and embellishments from the Pretty Poppies collection from Autumn Leaves
Image stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on Papertrey White, colored with Copics
Tools: Martha Stewart border punch

My second card uses an image perfect for Halloween: "Here Comes The Bride". This beauty is busy trick-or-treating and has already dipped into her bag of goodies. The chocolate bar makes me giggle as that could be a trademark of Carolyn and the rest of us --- we love chocolate!

Here's a closer look. I hope that bag contains only candy!

Paper: Halloween DP from my stash
Image stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on Papertrey White, colored with Copics
Tools: tree and castle cut with Cricut using Paper Doll Cutouts cartridge; fence is Martha Stewart punch (my favorite!)

Now you have to see the rest!! Your next stop is Carolyn's.

To find out how to make these digistamps your own go to
And I almost forgot,
there is a G-I-V-E-A-W-A-Y !

If you leave a little love on every blog in the hop, you have a chance to win every digi stamp that is currently in the Busy Beauties Boutique
. That's randomly selected person who comments on each of the blogs on the hop will win every digi in the shop... AND that's not all!!! There are still ten more opportunities to win some free digis. One randomly chosen commenter from each blog will also have a chance to win three digi stamps of their choosing.

Thanks for joining us on this exciting day. We hope you like what you see!


In God We Trust


Lauri said...

Yay Barbara!! Love your cards!!! This is so exciting for Carolyn (and us!)

Heather said...

ACK!!!!! These are JUST ADORABLE!!!! I love them :) hehehe! Her red outfit rocks and the Bride .. CUTENESS!!!
Have fun today :)

Scrappin' Kat Woman said...

These cards are adorable. Love your halloween image!


Penni said...

Wow Super cards! I really enjoying seeing all the different creations on the blog hop - isn't it fun.


Chrissie said...

Fabulous cards Barb, love these cute images!
Well done on being part of this new venture, so well deserved.

Catherine said...

OMGosh! Both of these just blow me away! I love how you used Back2School Beauty - your coloring is gorgeous and I love how you worked with the DP- fab colors! And Here Comes The Bride is trick-or-treatin' in style! Again, great coloring and papers - love how you created the scene with the punched fence, house & tree!

Jennifer Scull said...

wow! I love those colors on your first card! so vibrant! and your 2nd card is just as fun as can be! :)

Rachel said...

Oh how adorable!!

Jana M. said...

I just love your card!!! The papers are fantastic!

Myrt said...

Terrific cards, Barb - digi stamps are fun to work with and I will make a point of visiting Carolyns new venture. ....ooooooooooooo I love the Halloween one - spoooooooky & cute!

Carlie M. said...

These are such cute cards!!!! I love those images!!!! The frankengirl is the cutest and that school girl is a must have!!!!!

MiamiKel said...

Barb, just outstanding!!! You did a wonderful job with the images and such richness and detail on your cards! Just stunning! Beautiful work!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous cards, Barbara, and Happy (late) Birthday to you:O) My little daughter was four years old on that day:O)
Love your wonderful colouring and the fabulous papers.
Have a great Saturday.
Hugs, Nancy;O)

Carolyn Bounds said...

Oh my!!! Where do I start? These cards are EXTRAORDINARY!!!!! You know I have been a huge fan of your coloring since the day we met...over a year ago:o), and the coloring here is phenomenal!!! Literally, you have brought the cuties to life with your remarkable skills!!! I love the flirtatious beauty of the first me a sucker for black and red...all I keep thinking is ooh! la! la!!! Who can resist beauty and brains...and you created all these things in this work of heART!!! Then, your adorable trick or treater takes the center stage with all your chocolatey cuteness!!! Wonder why I am craving a Hershey bar?;o) I love all the wonderful elements in this creation...the spooky tree, the eerie house, and the fabulous fence!!! It's a good thing she is focused on that candy bar, or she would be bookin' it right on out of there! Hahaha!!! A child after my own fear as long as chocolate is near:o)

THANK YOU for being a part of this amazing adventure with me!!! You have been a part of my life since I started blogging, and I want you to be here with me every step of this new journey:o) I love ya, lady!!!

Big Happy...Craving Chocolate HUGS!!!

theneon said...

Barb! I probably never would have found you had it not been for Carolyn's new announcement. So glad that I did and I will look forward to seeing more of your fabulous work. You've done Carolyn proud with these drop dead gorgeous cards!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Barb, you did a great job with your images. I love how you did each one! This was a fun project for sure! Well done.

Annita said...

wow !! Love your cards. I need to go back and study your cards they are fantastic !! wow

hugs Annita

SugarBeanz said...

Oh I love your cards. That Halloween has to be my favorite~

Carmen O. said...

Wow Barb, your cards are GORGEOUS! You are so very talented. Your coloring is beautiful and your designs perfection! Beautiful beautiful work!!!

Susan said...

Just awesome cards! Ooo, such yummy colors on the cheerleader card, and just perfect for a teen! And the background of the Halloween card is fabulous! Wonderful coloring of the digi images!

Callie said...

Great cards!

Pamela said...

Awesome coloring..great layouts!Pam

craft_princess said...

Love all the flowers and glitter you used!

Lorie said...

WOW, Barb! These are fabulous!! The bold colors are gorgeous!! Yay for the Busy Beauties!! I love what y'all have got going on!!!