Friday, April 29, 2016

It's Been Awhile!

Hi guys!

It's been awhile since my last post but I wanted to pop in to say hello and share some cards.

Hubby and I had a wonderful week in Florida recently. Siesta Key is a beautiful place! Just wish I could bring the view of the ocean back to Minnesota with me!

After being home for four days, I was off again - this time to Cincinnati for a crafty retreat. It was just what I needed. Spending time with amazing, kind, funny and talented friends fills your heart and soul like nothing else! And the laughter? Oh, yea, we laughed until our stomachs hurt!

I've got a few cards to share with you too. This first one is water colored using WPlus9's new, Beautiful Bouquets - Dahlias stamp set.




The next two are cutesy ones. Both from Simon Says Stamp's new release, My Favorite. The Cuddly Critters and Cuddly Critters Accessories sets are so much fun, not to mention adorable!



And this one uses their Beautiful Ride stamp set.



Thanks for stopping by! Hope you all have a fun and inky weekend! ♥

Hugs,
 

20 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

Hi Barb... I see retirement is keeping you busy!!! Sounds like a great vacation and saw all the great FB photos of the retreat. What fun. Lovely cards you have shared here. Love the flowers from WPlus9

Lin said...

These are such fun, Barb! Of course, the posies are my favorites - beautifully done!

Jackie Parkins said...

Those are gorgeous. I'm so jealous of your Siesta Key trip, I miss the ocean so much.

Virginia Lu said...

Lots of happy happening for you...so awesome! Your cards reflect the joy in all things you do. Each one is gorgeous/lovely, Barb! Love them!

walchowDesign said...

Sounds like you have a lots of fun and enjoying your life, Barb! Lovely cards!

Martha said...

OH, Barb, what a beautiful flower card and darling SSS cards. Fabulous coloring.

YAY! What fun adventures you've had.
Have a lovely weekend. ♥

Nicole Parmentier said...

Hey Barb, it has been a while since I saw your blog but wow, what a line-up! Fabulous cards!!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love all three cards, Barb, especially those beautiful dahlias - great coloring!! So glad you had some fun trips! I spent a few days in AZ but so far no big trips in my retirement...

Helen F. said...

Oh Barb, those Dahlias are AMAZING and that is one gorgeous card!
Love the little Party animals and sweet bicycle cards too. Happy you are enjoying retirement life :-)
Siesta Key is such a fabulous getaway!

Barb said...

Beautiful cards, Barb. Loved those dahlias!

Laura Bassen said...

Eeeek! I saw these little beauties in person!!! Miss you! Love your fun cards. They remind me of the fun we had!!!

Greta said...

Sounds like you're enjoying retirement, Barb! The first card is just stunning--love your watercoloring!

Cindy C. said...

So nice to know you're enjoying your retirement Barb!! Even though I miss seeing you in blog land! :) Beautiful cards you've made, thanks for sharing!

Barb Ghig said...

Hi Barb! Welcome back! I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip to Florida, and that you had a great time at your retreat ~ You certainly deserve it!
Your coloring skills are amazing! I love the Dahlia's, and your 'Cutesy' cards are fabulous! Love how you placed your sentiment on the last one, and how you created shadows under the tires, too...very clever!!! So good to see you back in blogland :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb what awesome cards! That WPlus9 is so gorgeous and wonderful watercolouring followed by two super cute cards your colouring is fantastic!

Cat Craig said...

Wonderful coloring Barb, so glad you had enjoyable get aways!

Kathy (krolski) said...

All 3 of these are awesome! Great cards Barb! Glad you had a great time in FL. :)

Kate - Small Bits of Paper said...

Such fabulous cards! The first is stunning and the second so sweet. I especially like the bicycle card with its wonderful extras in the baskets!

I'm also popping by to say thanks! I just received a Simon Says Stamp grab bag which contained an absolutely beautiful card created by you. It will go on a special shelf in my craft room designated for cards from others. Thank you so much! Your gift has warmed the heart of a stranger. :)

Kate (from Canada)
Small Bits of Paper

Kara Lynne said...

What wonderful cards, Barb! Your cards are so versatile from the beautiful flowers to the cute critters to that fantastic bicycle! I'm glad you had fun in Florida. It seems as though spring has finally arrived (some days) here in our neck of the woods.

zerry ht said...

Such a superb card it is! I am in love with these photos. We have also been thinking to host party on our parent’s anniversary and looking for some good Chicago event venues for this. If you have any venue suggestions and party decoration ideas then please share.