Sunday, June 27, 2010

Oh Happy Day....

I was going to schedule this post to go live in the middle of the week, but realized I would miss the Paper Take Weekly challenge, so it's going live tonight. My hubby and I are off to New York on Tuesday to visit with Jordan, Josslyn and Brielle. Oh happy day! I'm so thrilled to be able to go to see them once again! We've so much planned to do with them while we're there and hoping their parents will have enough time off work to join in the fun! We haven't seen the children for just over 4 months, and I have to tell you that my arms are just itching to hold them again...

Here is the Sketch from Paper Take Weekly...

Also, in anticipation (not!) of my upcoming surgery, I decided to stamp off a bunch of images so that while I'm layed up, I can color! I was thumbing my way through several images I had previously stamped off and pulled out this delightful Tilda With Striped Tights from the Pink Collection. She is available from Diana here at Magnolia-licious. I have several posts also scheduled to go live after my surgery, so please come back to see my other creations.

My wonderful friend, Sandy, recently sent me a huge package of paper she either bought too much of, or had duplicates of, or she just didn't like! Wooohooo! I sure lucked out! So once I had decided on my image I began to pull out dp so see what I like together.

Here is the card I made...

I used the sketch for Paper Take Weekly this week and am entering my card in their draw! What an excellent sketch!

Here is my card recipe...

Card stock - SU Whisper White, Taken With Teal, Yoyo Yellow
DP - Little Yellow Bicycle Clothseline, MME quite contraty

Copics used:
Skin - E00, E000, E0000
Hair - E35, Y26, Y32
Tights/Sleeves - BG10, BG18, BG72, C00, C01
Apron - Y00, Y11, Y21
Hair Bow - BG10, BG18

Silk Ribbon - Stash
Charm - Magnolia
Chandelier Beads - Magnolia
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Buttons - Magnolia
Punches - Branch MS, Butterfly MS
Self adhesive pearls - stash
Crafter't Twine
Sewing Machine and thread
Glimmer Mist - Pearl and Bubble

Here is a close up view of Tilda...

A closer view of the flower arrangement...

The inside of the card continues the theme of the front...


These bright sunshiny colors just lifted my heart so much and I hope my card brighten's your heart as well. I'll see you when I get back, thanks so much for stopping by...


  1. Pretty card, pretty coloring, pretty embellishments.

  2. Gorgeous as always, Barb. Love the colors, they're definitely bright and cheerful. Have a wonderful vacation with your "kids"

  3. This is so sweet Barb! Love the soft color you achieved in her hair! Wonderful design and a beautiful card!

    Have a fun trip!!!

  4. Hi Barb! Another winner!! Oh my...what a beautiful card! I love the colors you chose...I need to start "borrowing" ideas on color from you! That Sandy is an angel, isn't she?!! Pat Frank

  5. Barb: Your cards are always a delight to view. Wonderful work. Best wishes on your upcoming surgery.
    Karen C

  6. This is just beautiful! Love the bright yellow with the blue, so striking. your Tilda is just gorgeous and that flower cluster is outstanding! Love it all
    Hugs Leonie

  7. Beautiful card. I love the color combo and your flower arrangements.

  8. Fabulous!! Super colour scheme and great shading!!! Juliex

  9. Oh Barb!
    Your card is so bright and beautiful. It does cheer one up so much to see such wonderful colours :o)
    Awesome colouring!!! Beautiful papers, ribbon, and flowers.
    Have a GREAT time away with the children and have a safe journey there and back.
    Happy to hear you are ready for colouring after surgery - will have you in my heart.
    Hugs, Candy

  10. Pretty and bright coloring on Tilda. Very fresh and pretty card!

  11. WOW Barb, this is beautiful! I just love the colours!!

  12. Hi Barb,
    What a great job on Tilda. The colors go so nicely together and your coloring is awesome. Your signature flower arrangement is fantastic as always. Your cards are always wonderful and exciting to look at.
    Take lots of pictures of the kids, we miss seeing them too.
    Monica M

  13. Oh Barb! How wonderful to be able to see your babies again! I don't know how you have lasted the past few months. Savour those hugs! Imagine how much they will have grown. I remember reading your posts as they were about to leave and then leave and oh, I could have cried for you!
    Oh yes.. your card! lol. It is absolutely gorgeous. Of course! I love the colour combo. Gorgeous colouring.
    Hugs! And safe trip!

  14. Such a delightful card Barb. love your colors, bright and cheery, yellow and blue, so perfect for summer.. your layout is to perfect.. another gorgeous card. Have a great time!!!
    Hugs, Jean

  15. Love the colors of your card. So summery! Beautiful coloring. Have an awesome time in NY. Good luck with your surgery.

  16. awesome coloring and papers Barb!
    Pam Going Postal

  17. Wow, Barb, this is absolutely GORGEOUS! Your coloring is exquisite. What a wonderful, happy card!
    Hope you have a wonderful vacation!

  18. So sweet! I love her... and I love the blue and yellow together

  19. Barb, Your card lifts my heart, it is beautiful. I love this cutie and your colouring is stunning. You have such a way of combining dp, love everything you have done with this wonderful card. Have a great visit with the children, looking forward to hearing all about your NY visit and will be thinking of you for your upcoming surgery. hugs Jodie from Oz


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