Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Two Trios: News of an Upcoming Blog Hop and a Change of Pace

Tonight I have two, yet very different trios in post.  The first is a brand new image from Fresh Brewed Designs.  In fact, it is so new it isn't even available yet, but it will be on February 24.  That just happens to be the day of the Hannah Belle and Tommy Blog Hop, introducing this image and many more!  My friend and fellow Busy Beauty, Heather, is the artistic talent at FBD and I am honored to be joining her team to roll out the new release.  How about a sneak peek at Hannah Belle and Friends?

This adorable trio are not only cute, but they are best friends.  As the sentiment indicates, they share --- secrets, clothes, encouragement, but never,ever boyfriends!  Thinking back to my high school days (hey! not that far back!) I was part of a trio much like these girls and we were "tight", as they say. 

Be sure to come back for the blog hop on February 24.  There will be fun and prizes!


Now for a change of pace.  Though I usually show cards with images colored in Copics, I do love vintage and retro graphics.  I have found, too, that many of my potential customers are looking for simple but unique note cards. Before I get to the cards I have to send big hugs to Chrissie.  She has introduced me to so many new adventures in cardmaking, including Joanna Sheen. If you visit her blog you will love her and her talent as much as I do!  Here is a trio of simple note cards featuring Joanna Sheen artwork on CD rom.

These seaside English gardens look so elegant and peaceful.  What a lovely place to sit and dream.  On each card I placed a small vellum envelope.  These were from a Hot Off the Press booklet I bought years ago!  The border is a Martha Stewart punch and the background papers are from my scrap bin.  

There are my two trios for today!  Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you again!  There's so much more to come! 

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Carmen O. said...

Barb your cards are fabulous as usual! I just love seeing your work I am always so inspired. I kind of feel out of the loop and a little left out. I know classes are way more important, but I need to create to keep sane. Thanks for stopping by and letting me know a little more about VA Beach. I remember Carolyn saying that one of her friends was there, but she couldn't make it to see her, funny how now I know it was you! LOL don't mind my goofiness! I'm so glad to read it's an easy drive to NC's outerbanks! I so WANT to see them. Big hugs! Off to class.

Lynette said...

Gorgeous - every last one of them!! Your coloring is always so awesome - love that first one.

Chrissie said...

Stunning cards Barb, the little friends are so sweet!
I especially love your little notelets using Joanna's images, I'm so glad you like them as much as I do.
Thanks for the kind words about my blog too sweetie LOL!

Heather said...


I LOVE how you colored Hannah Belle and Friends! I am so excited about this hop, even moreso now! You colord this beautifully ... mine looks similar to yours :o) lol. Great minds I tell ya ;)!!! I love how you colored the last girls hair just the perfect shade of red. That is exactly how I pictured her. the papers and flowers are just darling! Thank you so much for your shout out, for your hard work and for being on my Fresh Brewed Designs team! hugs and God bless!

Myrt said...

All of these cards are 'winners' for sure, Barb. I love the little trio at the top - too cute and coloured so beautifully.