Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Facebook Design D.I.V.A.S. First Monthly Blog Hop

I am so excited and honored to be part of a new Facebook group of talented and supportive papercrafters.  This group is called Design D.I.V.A.S. which stands for Divine, Inspirational, Virtuous, Artistic (or annointed) Sistahs!  There is also a Design D.I.V.A.S. group at Splitcoast Stampers. Many of these ladies are already blogging friends, and I have met so many more.

This is our first monthly blog hop.  You can look forward to a new hop on the 3rd Wednesday of each month which will feature some of the most talented crafters I have ever seen.  If you have been following the hop you probably came here from Sandy H. at Stamp Mine. If you would like to start at the beginning, so you don't miss a single inspiring project, visit Sue at Sue's Sentiments.

For this blog hop we are dusting off our oldies but goodies.  These can be stamps, papers, tools, or whatevers that we haven't used for at least six months.  I know I'm not the only one hoarding, or neglecting, some of my "toys".  The problem was, what gets to see the light of day for the first time in a long time?  I chose this lovely Sarah Kay image that I had colored eons ago.

The image is colored with Copics.  The dp background is also and oldie but goodie from my stash of scrapbooking papers. It actually turned out to go so well with the colored image.  Mixed in with the oldies are some newbies.  Like the lavender panel which is punched around with the large MS set.  It's so pretty I just have to use it again and again, especially with spring coming.  The scalloped circle is a new Nestabilities die set that I just bought at Michael's.  Yep, the Michael's here in Branson just got in a handful of Stampabilities and I am thrilled!  Not many pieces yet, but it's a start!  The flowers are from the bridal department at Hobby Lobby. 

Here's a close-up of the girls.  They remind me of my sister and me.  I am the older, but shorter, sister so I'll leave it up to you to decide which is who!  I'm thinking this would make a very special Valentine for her.

Also in the oldies category is this bubble sticker that says it all.

I hope you continue through the hop.  You'll be inspired and probably make many new friends.  So, move on now to Sharri at I Stamp 4 U. Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope to see you again soon.


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35 comments:

Dawn B. said...

This turned out super.. Glad you dug out your colored image and gave it life.. Your sentiment is one of my favorite.

Payne Holler Cards said...

this is sooooo darling - love the sentiment - reminds me of Anne of Green Gables (a fav of my daughter's when she was little)
love your embellishments (-:

Maria Matter said...

Gorgeous Barb! your coloring is fab!! this is a wonderful oldie to dust off!
hugs & blessings

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Barb- this is such a sweet card- the image is adorable and I love how you utilized the gorgeous flowers, as well.

Angie Williams said...

Ths is really beautiful! I love the image and the colors!

specialcraftmom4 said...

What a pretty card and I love the embellishments (:

Heather said...

This is just beautiful Barbara! I am still smiling that we pulled our paper from the same stash AND created altered notebooks :) I love your die cut purple paper and the ever so adorable image.

Thanks for the inspiration and for being a DIVA!!! i love ya!

Grace said...

Oh wow oh wow!!! I LOVE this image and it's colored to perfection! I'm so glad you pulled it out and dusted it off! LOVE the layout and every little detail!!! Awesome card!!!

Have a great day!
Hugs,
Grace

Runnergirl Creations said...

Great card! I like the varing textures. Thanks for sharing! I'm a follower now! Blessings!

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Precious card Barb! Love Sarah Kay images. ~jeni :)

Mary G. said...

Beautifully done!

Jennie said...

So very sweet and beautiful coloring!

Deb said...

What a sweet image! Love the colors you chose...and your coloring is gorgeous! Beautiful embellishments too!

Sharri said...

Barb, I love the Sarah Kay images and this one reminds me of my sister and I too!! You colored this one beautifully! Your card is gorgeous and I love all the details on it!

Tenia Nelson said...

What a beautiful card dearie!!!!! I love the image!!!

Cindy (Stamp With Me Cindy G/Stamping Therapy) said...

Very pretty Barb. You complimented the image nicely with the colors you chose and the embellishments.

Sam said...

Beautiful Card. I love the yellows and blues of the dresses. The sucker is colored to perfection also. This picture made me think of Holly Hobby such a perfect card.
Sandy

Brenda said...

Super sweet and beautiful card!

Ching-a-ling said...

wow!! this card just takes me back to the days of the Little House on the Prairie. Love your card.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi barb! awwww.....what a sweet card!! I LOVE the colors and the images are so beautifully colored as well!! Reminds me of Holly Hobby. I LOVED her as a kid. :) Thankyou so much for being a part of the hop.

Kirei na Kami said...

Your stunning creations never cease to amaze me!! You always incorporate the most wonderful elements into your cards...and you know I have always been huge fan of your gorgeous coloring!! Thank you for inviting me to join this awesome group and for inspiring me to get back into this fabulous craft:o) I love you, Barb!!!

Smiles:)
Carolyn

Theresa Momber said...

Fabulous coloring! What an adorable card!

Anita Hovey said...

What a sweet & soft card.

redwasher1 said...

WOW!! Adorable image and your coloring is awesome!!!

jkreucher said...

OMgosh! This is gorgeous and oh so sweet! wonderful coloring on these little sweeties.. love it!
Judy

Cathy said...

I always love anything that looks like a Holly Hobby image, I know you remember them LOL. Love every special detail you have added Barb, Wonderful!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhh I love Sarah Kay...and your coloring is amaaaaaazing and the dainty details are beautiful!!

Sue W said...

Who wouldn't love this adorable image! Beautiful colouring and I love the added flowers and leaves. Wonderful card so much to look at.

The Stamper's Touch said...

Hello again Barb, my stampin' sistah!!! What a darling card!! Your image is adorable and colored so wonderfully!!! And look at those lovely embellies!!! Super fabulous!

Linda

Lynette said...

Both cards are so wonderful, Barb!!! Your Michael's has Nestabilities??? I was just at ours on Tuesday, and it doesn't haven any:(

Gina said...

Wow this is just gorgeous! I love that image, it reminds me of being a little girl and watching Little house on the Prairie, something about the bonnets I guess. GORGEOUS coloring!

Jeanette said...

What a super sweet card! I love your coloring and color palette. Just so pretty!
Hugs Jeanette xxo

Mina said...

wow Barb that is one truly stunning card, I love the amazing colours...thank you so much for your birthday wishes
Mina xxx

Nancy said...

Oh Barb, what a sweet card! Your coloring is perfect as always (sorry, I think I tell you that every time). I haven't been in blogland in quite a while, but now I'm back (read the long post on my blog, if you feel like it-grin). Plan to check in on you more! :)
Hope all is well with you and Jerry!
{{hugs}}

Heather said...

really pretty. Love the back ground paper you made..