Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Some Exciting News!

I am so very happy to tell you that I am joining the team at Dies R Us!  This is my first post with them.  We will be bringing you some  inspiration every day.  Stay tuned, and follow the blog! Being part of the design team makes me smile all day long.
I am sharing with you a card that I made for someone that needs a Big Hug every day. My sister was recently diagnosed with cancer and this card is for her.

I started with an Ivory,  A2 base and added another panel of Ivory just a 1/4 inch smaller than the base.  Next I die cut the window with Memory Box Distressed Windham Collage.  I did place a piece of acetate behind the window. (This would make a great shaker card) to give it dimension, I put a panel of fun foam under that. Then I simply die cut the Poppy Stamps, Stitched Pumpkin Leaves and Emelia Butterfly Trio along with the Devyn Butterfly Trio.  Note: I used vellum for the solid part of the butterfly. I colored the large butterfly, on the back with a Copic BG75,  and added some liquid pearls too.  The leaves were cut from sage green paper, and the edges were swiped with ink for some texture.
Here is what I used:  
Memory Box - Dies - Open Studio - Distressed Windham Collage 
 Memory Box Distressed Windham Collage
 Poppystamps - Dies - Emelia Butterfly Trio
Poppy Stamps Emelia Butterfly Trio
      Poppystamps - Dies - Devyn Butterfly Trio
   Poppy Stamps Devyn Butterfly
Poppystamps - Dies - Stitched Pumpkin Leaves (NEW)
 Poppy Stamps Stitched Pumpkin Leaves.

I sure am going to have fun with these dies for the autumn season.
Thanks for stopping by.  The design Team will be sharing beautiful inspirations for you all.
Some new designers will be joining me starting this month.

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Thanks so much for stopping by, there will be more every day for the new design team.
Enjoy the inspiration




  1. Love this design and those butterflies. Somehow I don't have them in my stash.The vellum is perfect behind them.

  2. What a lovely card! Those dies look fun to work with! Congrats on joining the design team!

  3. This is just beautiful Barbara! I love that design ... in fact, if it's okay I think I will case your design for an upcoming show in May. I think the ladies would really like it! We are so happy to have you joining us at the DRU Inspiration Blog ... can't wait to see what all you'll be sharing! Hugs

  4. Oh, Barb, congratulations for you and for Dies R Us! You will be wonderful, and what a perfect first card! It's beautiful! I am so sorry that your sister was diagnosed with cancer, but I know she will love this "hug in a card" from you and will cherish it and your prayers! Hugs!

  5. Your card is so gorgeous and a big CONGRATS to you as well.

  6. First of all, congrats again on your new gig. I'm so happy for you - Dies R Us is a wonderful company. I love your design here. That background die cut is so gorgeous, and it makes the other die cut elements just pop. Maggie will LOVE this!!! You are such a good sister!

  7. CONGRATULATIONS! A wonderful 1st post! I adore your card and I know so won't Maggie! That Distress die is fantastic as are the butterfly ones, amazing they work so well together! This is just beautiful, Barb! xo~

  8. This card is really gorgeous! FB pic doesn't do it justice! I am sure Maggie will love it! HUGS!

    1. Oh and another official Congrats on your new gig my friend! Well deserved!!

  9. This is a stunning card! Love the cutout with the lattice, the vine and the butterflies. Congrats on the new team. They are lucky to have you.

  10. Congrats on joining Dies r us so very happy for you! Love your gorgeous card!