Saturday, January 5, 2013

Love You!

Happy New Year!  I took the last two weeks off from blogging in order to spend time with family.  What a wonderful Christmas we had!  My husband and I were able to be together with all of our children and grandchildren, even if it only lasted for 48 hours before the first couple had to leave.  We had a very special gift this year, a new granddaughter born on December 19 ~ Charlotte Noelle!  It was a very special time for this grandma.  I was able to cuddle and hold Charlotte when she was only hours old!  Since all of the grandchildren are 800 miles away in Michigan, we have only seen three of them on the day they were born.

Grab your cup of coffee and check out the card I created for this week's Utah Divas International sketch. You can find links to all of the cards and designers here. This month's sketches were designed by team member Elizabeth Harris. And here is the sketch for the week, DIVASC222.

Today I was playing with some items from the new Occasions mini catalog, and I was inspired by what was out on my table.  You may end up looking at this sideways!  (I don't want to tell you how much time I just wasted!)

Here's the recipe~
  • Stamps ~ Greeting Card Kids, Itty Bitty Banners
  • Papers ~ Real Read, Baja Breeze, Watercolor paper, Very Vanilla, More Amore DSP
  • Inks ~ Black Staz-On, Primrose Petals, Read Red, Soft Suede, Blush Blossom marker
  • Accessories ~ Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelits, aquapainter, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch 2 1/2 " circle punch
To make the edging, I punched an 11" strip of the ribbon border.  I snipped into it so that I could shape it around the edge of the circle.  It actually puts little pleats in the paper!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope to have a post ready before I head to Orlando for Leadership next week, but you never know.  I am feverishly working on swap commitments, so I have to see how that goes.  I am really geeked about Manager's Reception at Harry Potter World on Thursday night!  We have three hours with no one but SU! demonstrators there.  I've sure it will be amazing!

Thanks for taking the time to leave comments.  I love to read the nice things you have to say.


P.S.  Here's a picture of me and Charlotte!


  1. Beautiful card, Barbara! Congrats on your beautiful new granddaughter!

  2. Love the card--so sweet! and so is your new granddaughter!!

    ps. I love your hair!!!

  3. I love the way you pleated the outside of the circle!!! And you new granddaughter is just precious!