Wednesday, November 14, 2012

My Second Week Guest Designing at SSS

Hi everyone! 

It's time to share another card for my guest design spot over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog! Before I do that, I'd like to thank all of you for stopping by my blog last week. I was overwhelmed by the amount of comments I received and really appreciate all your support and kindness! It means so much to me! :)


This week's challenge is Thanksgiving/Thank you. The only Thanksgiving image I have is of a cutesy pilgrim couple, and I am not very comfortable creating "cutesy cards," so I went with the thank you theme.

 

The image I used is from Hero Arts and it's one of my faves. It's called, Three Sunflowers. As you can see, I only added two of them to my card, after stamping coloring and cutting them out. 

Some of you know that I manage a floral department in a grocery store, and during this year's fall season, we received some of the most amazing sunflowers! They were yellow and red striped and so gorgeous! I wish I would have thought to take a photo for you! That's why I colored my sunflowers with bits of red.

The piece of burlap behind my die-cut, scalloped oval is from Maya Road. I also embossed the yellow panel with a Cuttlebug embossing folder called, Leafy Branch and the sentiment is from Hero Arts' Thank You Messages.

I really hope you'll join me and play along with the challenge this week! As always, the prize is a $50.00 gift voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store!

  
You have until Wednesday, November 21st, 8am Ohio time, 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in!

  
Thank you so much for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your week! :) 
 

44 comments:

Laura B. said...

Beautiful sunflowers, Barb!

gRiSeL™ said...

What a GORGEOUS card, Barb!!! Those sunflowers are beautiful!!! Great coloring!!! And the burlap just melts my heart!!! So chic!!!! (:

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Barb! Love that image!

So, so happy to have you joining us as our Guest Designer!!

hugs...
Melissa

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Barb :-) such a beautiful image and your colouring is amazing !!,, love the story behind it :-) the embossing and burlap are fabulous too :-)

It is lovely to have you with us and glad you had loads of comments, so well deserved :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Kelly Booth said...

Such a Pretty Card Sweet Girl...Love it!

Lin said...

Beautiful, Barb! Love that touch of burlap - it makes a great texture that just seems to go with this season!

Annette said...

beautiful card..those fun flowers are gorgeous.

Lynn said...

Absolutely stunning...love those bold flowers.

Virginia L. said...

Another stunning design, Barb! You are rocking this guest design gig!! Love love your card!

maria f. said...

Love those sunflowers - yours and the real ones.

joy said...

Hi, Barb! Last week was a very busy week for me and I don't think I even congratulated you for being guest designer at SSS! So happy for you and I love this sweet card you've made today. That added red in the sunflowers is so pretty and I love the burlap, too! Your pretty cards will be a great asset to SSS.

CinnamonSally said...

Fabulous sunflowers Barb!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Beautiful Barb and that little bit of burlap is the perfect finishing touch ;-)
TFS~

Deirdre said...

Another stunner Barb. Hugs to you.

Anita Rex said...

So pretty Barb! What a lovely fall card! I love the burlap it adds so much!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Beautiful!

Cat Craig said...

Love those colors! This summer I saw my first sunflower with the deep red/burgundy petals, gorgeous. It was a day thrip with hubs. Your card brought that happy memory back to me. Thanks!

MarcyK924 said...

Well, this just gives me the warm fuzzies! What a textural beauty, Barb! LOVE the burlap behind the gorgeous colored image! XO

Sue McRae said...

Perfect fall card Barb. Love the texture from the embossing and the burlap and those sunflowers just pop off of the dark die cut.

Cindy C. said...

Beautiful sunflowers Barb! They sure brings me a smile!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Super pretty card, Barb! I love the colors and the added texture from the burlap ribbon :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Gorgeous card, Barb! I love your beautiful flowers and all the wonderful texture!

Dawn said...

Love the colours in your sunflowers Barb. They really look great against the burlap and the lovely embossed background.

Maureen Morton said...

This card is so glorious - it has such wonderful depth and texture. Adding the burlap was brilliant, Barb. Not sure how you are doing it all, but you continue to excel. So thankful for YOU!

walchowDesign said...

Gorgeous coloring on the sunflowers and it looks so beautiful on the burlap!

Marlena M. said...

I love the texture here Barb~it is perfect behind those sunflowers!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

This is so beautiful! LOVE your sunflowers and the burlap + wonderful colors! Hugs, Karin

Jacqueline said...

This is so artistic Barb, I would never have guessed it was one of yours, but I love the burlap - just striking!

Judy1223 said...

Another great card as a guest designer, Barb! I love the sunflowers with the touch of red...I also love how you cut them apart and just used two! Clever!

Martha said...

Hi, Barb! What a BEAUTIFUL thank you card for your guest design post. The lovely sunflowers are perfect against the burlap and embossed background. Great job!

What a treat that must have been to see the sunflowers you described in your floral department! :-)

Karen B. said...

Beautiful creation Barb, the yellow is so pretty!

Greta said...

Lovely card, Barb! The burlap strip & the use of the embossing folder are perfect for this card!

Debstamps said...

Thanks for the inspiration Barb!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Beautiful card Barb! Love the red in the sunflowers!

Brenda said...

Oh what a gorgeous creation Barb! It's so funny, I just coloured some sunflowers too and also added some red! You did an awesome job, love the texture!

Dorothy S said...

I see I am not the only one to be so impressed with this beauty - what glorious coloring!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb, I love your gorgeous sun flowers; love the red and the yellow on the flowers.

Elizabeth Allan said...

These autumn yellows warm the heart! Fabulous design Barb!

donna mikasa said...

What a beauty, Barb! I love the rich, warm colors of the sunflowers and the touch of burlap is perfect!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love the colors and textures in your card. Blessings!

Joy said...

Gorgeous Barb, I adore the burlap that you used under those stunning sunflowers...hugs

Suzanne C said...

Lovely sunflowers! Beautiful bright happy colors!

Cathy A said...

Beautiful, those sunflowers really pop

Helen F. said...

Oh what beautiful sunflowers...I recently received a flower arrangement with those yellow & red stripped flowers ~ they are stunning, just like your card, Barb!!