New Year, New Catalog Blog Hop

Happy New Year!  The start of the year is an exciting time for a lot of the usual reasons, but for me, it means the beginning of the brand-new Occasions catalog and Sale-a-Bration begins.  It’s also the theme of this month’s blog hop.  If you’ve come from Di’s blog, I’m certain you loved her project.  If you are just joining us, welcome!

Last week, some of my dear friends came over for a little Holiday celebration and, of course, some stamping.  One of the things we did was a shoe box swap which is where each participant designs a card, then prepares a kit for the others to make her card.  The card kits, tools, and embellishments are then put into a small box which gets passed from person to person to make that card.  I just love seeing what everyone comes up with!  Anyway, this card was the one I designed for the swap. 

I began with a Basic Black card base and added a 5 1/4″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White.  Next is a Basic Black panel measuring 5 1/4 x 1 3/4″ and that is layered with a 5 1/8 x 1 5/8″ panel from the Pop of Pink DSP pack found in the Annual Catalog.  The 3 1/2 x 2 1/8″ patterned paper behind the focal image is also from Pop of Pink.  The focal image from the Beautiful You set was stamped in Archival Black on a 3 1/4 x 1 7/8″ Whisper White.  Her dress was stamped with one of the ‘swooshes’ in Melon Mambo, and I colored her hat with a Melon Mambo marker.  The greeting is also from the same stamp set and was also stamped with Archival Black.  I added a few rhinestones next to the greeting so it had as much pizazz as the lady in the pink dress!

Make sure you have your Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs in hand – they go live on January 4th!  If you haven’t gotten your copies yet, please get in touch with me so we can fix that problem!

I know you’re going to love what Kathya has to show you – it’s always something fun!  Make sure you are scheduling some time in to be creative – it’s a lot cheaper than therapy!!

p.s.  If you get off track, all our hoppers are listed below…

Di        

Barb     (You are here)

Kathya

Ellie    

Mary  

 

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7 Responses to “New Year, New Catalog Blog Hop”

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  1. Love the layout of your card Barb! Great colors. Fun blog hop to kick off the year!

  2. mary says:

    I love this stamp set and how you used the pop of pink for it – very, very pretty!

  3. Diana Gibbs says:

    Super cute card Barb, I love this set and all the sqwiggles! Hugs,Di

  4. Ellie says:

    Barb, this is gorgeous!! I haven’t been able to line up the brushstrokes stamp as beautifully as you did. Must practice…which means more happy stampy time!

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