Saturday, May 24, 2014

New SSS Goodies!

Hi there!

I hope you are all having a wonderful, long, holiday weekend! I've got the day off from work and wanted to quickly share a card with you before heading outside. It's a gorgeous day - sunny, with temps climbing near 80 degrees - finally!!! They actually said on the local news that if we hit 80 degrees today, it will be the first time in 7 1/2 months!

Recently, Simon Says Stamp shared a fabulous new release and I couldn't resist grabbing some of their new goodies! They arrived in the mail yesterday and I played a bit this morning.


I am in love with the new Gingham stencil! So fun to play with! I added the color using Distress Inks. The flowers are from the Favorite Flowers set, which was included in their June card kit. (I just bought the stamp set.) I love how cute and whimsical they are!

And don't ya love that sentiment? It's one of many in a fabulous clear set called, Friendship Messages.

That's it for me. I'm heading outdoors to finally plant some flowers in my pots and mow the lawn - (so much better than shoveling snow!)

I hope you have a fun weekend! I plan on enjoying mine but am also remembering why we celebrate Memorial Day. I am so grateful to all those who have served in our Armed Forces and gave the ultimate sacrifice to keep us safe. I'm remembering them this weekend, and thinking about their families too.

 

23 comments:

Lynn said...

Enjoy the gorgeous weather Barb! Love how vibrant your card is.

Lin said...

LOVE it, Barb! Those 2 new stamps are on my list! Enjoy your holiday weekend!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous card, Barb! I love the colors you chose for your gingham background and your flowers are just beautiful! Love this sentiment, too!
You've showcased these new SSS goodies so well...in fact, they're going on to my wishlist :-) I hope the weather continues to be warm and sunny for you...I think you really deserve it after the long, cold, miserable winter you've had!

MagsB said...

What a gorgeous, bright card, Barb! The stencil is just fabulous!

love Mags B x

Sandra said...

very pretty!
Sandra ltb

judkajudi said...

You are awesome. This card is awesome. When I met Shari Carroll in April in Cincinnati, the first thing she said to me was, "Wouldn't it be great if Barb were here!" I keep meaning to tell you that!! Hugs and thanks for your faithful comments.

Shirley said...

Barb, your card is so vibrant and uplifting! The BG and the flowers are outstanding!!

Trinh said...

Bright and beautiful card, Barb ! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and that you will continue to have warn weather.

Virginia Lu said...

DARLING design!! I love the colors and inking! You really showcased the SSS so beautifully! It is getting warmer here, too! (It's about TIME! LOL)! Have fun planting, Barb!

Dawn Turley said...

Just love your gingham background Barb. The colours you did it in are a great combo. A gorgeous card.

Martha said...

YAY, Barb! How wonderful that you are finally having some warmer weather! ENJOY!

I love your DARLING card! The colors are so pretty & cheerful! ♥

Helen F. said...

Barb you card put a smile on my face! I love the gingham stencil background and the happy posies in the corner :-)

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is so bright and so gorgeous, Barb! Enjoy that beautiful weather; you deserve it after that winter. BTW, your watercolor homework from the class has been sensational!! Hugs, Darnell

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful summer colors, Barb! Enjoy your sunny weather!

icardeveryone01 said...

Barb this is just gorgeous! Your weather makes it seem as though we could be neighbors as I have the same here in Michigan! Wish we were, we could "play cards" all day...I'd love to borrow your stamps =] I have a few new ones to share, too!

Enjoy your long weekend!
Michele Ferguson

Annette Allen said...

wow this background is amazing.. love the color combo.. fabulous

Robin K. said...

This warm weather was way overdue!! Feels so good to spend time outdoors again:). I really love your colorful stenciled bg! Perfect backdrop for those fun flowers!!

Nat said...

perfect for Summer, love the new stencil. awesome!! :)

Laura B. said...

Oh my goodness! Your stenciling looks fantastic! Love the gradient colors!!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Pure eye candy Barb!
TFS~

Greta said...

Love the colors you used with that neat stencil, Barb! You've inspired me to make some backgrounds & maybe that would get my mojo flowing! Those are darling flowers--I can see why you had to have them!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Such yummy colors used with that stencil, Barb - love it! I couldn't believe how hot it was here when I got home from Ireland - felt great!!

Jill said...

Great video! Thanks so much for all the tips!!