Monday, February 20, 2012

A friend reaches for your hand....

If you are looking for my Magnolia-licious Highlites February Blog Hop card, please click on the link.

Now, I just have to tell you what a blast I had with fellow DT teammy Suzanne Dean on Saturday night. She was here in town teaching a Copic Class and quite a few of the gals in her class all went out for dinner with her afterwards. I was honored that Suzanne invited me to join them. It was such fun! She is a crazy lady, as you all probably know by now, and she made the evening very memorable. I also met some gals from out of town and we really connected, so I'm looking forward to getting with them when the next chapter of my life begins to unfold - after the children go back to live with their parents.

So now onto my post...

Since my sweet friend, Pat Frank, steered me in the direction of Saturated Canary images by Krista Smith, I've become quite smitten with them. They are absolutely adorable and so much fun to color! They are digi images so you can size them to what ever best suits your needs. They don't take up any space in my crafting studio either! That I really like.

So I ordered a few new ones the other day, and after my DT card was finished I sat down to color one. This sweet image is called Murray and I had a blast coloring her with lots of different colors which were in my DP.

Don't you just love her? She is perfect for an Easter card or just a spring card, which is how I've used her here. Here is a closer look at how I colored her...

I was really stumped when it came to finishing the inside, as in the Basic Grey 6X6 paper stack, called Piccadilly, there were only two sheets of each pattern. Bummer, I really need three pieces so that I can coordinate the inside better. Oh, well, I finally got it together and this is the result. This is the upper inside panel...

Here is the salutation panel...

Here is my artistic look, a side view of the card...

Well, okay, I'm off to get some smocking done - I'm very far behind on my projects.
Thank you so much for taking the time from your busy schedule to visit my blog. Your comments are always very much appreciated.


  1. Oh Barb, she is soooo adorable.. I absolutely love her, but my plate runs over with so many stamps right now of so many different ones that I don't dare start another group right now, but she is a cutie pie!!! and you did a great job coloring her and her layout is fabulous!! Great job Barb...
    Hugs, Jean

  2. OMG, such an adorable image. I really like the flourishes and you pretty DP too. Have a great week.

  3. Hi Barb!
    I just found these little darlings too. They are the only stamps after Magnolia that I really like. I have the freebie and loved coloring it so will get some more. Much cheaper for my pocket.
    I love this cutie and the way you colored her. the DP's are lovely.
    a beautiful card Barb.
    Hugs Maz

  4. I agree she is simply adorable !!
    Thank you for sharing
    I have My First free candy on my blog if you want to enter the drawing.
    Hugs Tammy Ortiz

    1. Barb she is so sweet, Love your coloring and the cute Spring papers!!


  5. Oh are such a sweetheart! I have to tell ya, Krista's images are delightful...and I am not surprised at all that in your hands they are magical!!! Your card is absolutely stunning, my sweet friend!! I LOVE IT!! Hugs. Pat Frank

  6. Oh are such a sweetheart! I have to tell ya, Krista's images are delightful...and I am not surprised at all that in your hands they are magical!!! Your card is absolutely stunning, my sweet friend!! I LOVE IT!! Hugs. Pat Frank

  7. Barb you have done a beautiful job coloring Krista's image. I love everything she does! She is really hot now and a lot of people are using them. I used one of her images a good 5 months ago on one of my granddaughter's birthday cards. A really cute Indian and I put her on the inside flap of a paper bag card. The first person I ever saw use one of Krist'a images was Leah Ann that makes all the gorgeous easel cards. Oh to color the way you do --- you are most talented.

  8. Could this get any cuter? I think not! This is so stinkin' ADORABLE ladybug!!! Love all the fabulous colors you've used on her, and how she coordinates so well with your paper! The whole thing just puts a huge smile on my face! Your coloring always blows me away! Gorgeous work my friend! Absolutely gorgeous!
    hugs, Sharon

  9. Awesome Barb, just purely delightful. Spring is in the air! I just played with these papers, and I am inlove with the combo you selected. Fabulous card, and wonderful coloring of Krista's image. Have a wonderful day.

  10. Nope skype doesnt do this justice, the coloring is fab and the whole thing came together beautifully, as for the image well, that goes without saying how cute and colored to perfection!

  11. This one's delightful and you've coloured her beautifully! Wonderful card Barb
    hugs Julie P

  12. I am so jelous! I want to go to a copic class so bad, but being in Wyoming nobody seems to come this way. I'll just have to keep my eye out for something in Colorado. Your work is stunning. Love your coloring and your LO is fantastic. Great work :)

  13. Hi Barb,
    I am also hooked on Saturated Canary as well as Darcy's. They are SO much fun to colour :o)
    You've done a fantastic job of colouring this little beauty. Love the colours! The inside is beautiful, even though you didn't have the paper you wanted. ( it is wonderful paper! )
    Hugs, Candy

  14. I absolutely ADORE this image, Barb, and you did an amazing job coloring her!!!!!!! Soooooo cute!!!!

  15. Your creration is very beautiful.

    Hugs ... Ineke xxx

  16. Wow barb I missed this one!!!! I also love the image and your coloring brings her to life!!!!! What a stunning creation again !!!!Wow!!!


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