Thursday, March 4, 2010

BB Blog Hop and Challenge!

Good Thursday morning to you. Welcome to
THANK YOU for joining the Busy Beauties today! If you are arriving here from Grace's Blog, you are hopping right along. To start at the beginning, please visit Carolyn’s blog.
We are super excited to introduce a new set of images and also share some news!
About my cards:

Thomas and Carolyn introduced a new Beauty named Savannah, and I'm loving this little girl. The card on the left is called "Apple of My Eye Savannah" and along with using this adorable new image of Savannah, I debuted my new Cosmo Cricket "Material Girl" papers, my Nellie Snellen flower punches (that also emboss) and my new Tim Holtz Distress Ink color, "Wild Honey" (sponged on the white CS behind Savannah). I'm loving that color. The sentiment is from SU's "Teeny Tiny Wishes".

The card on the right is another Savannah image called "Sassy Savannah." I fell in love with her as soon as I saw her, and I'm so glad she's going to be an ongoing image. I paper-pieced her skirt and colored the rest of her with Copics. The inside of my card says "Where've You Been? We've Missed You!" I used my Basic Grey "Nook and Pantry" papers with this card and sponged the orange flower a bit to tone it down.

And now, Coming Soon...The BUSY BEAUTIES BLOG! We are hoping to have all the kinks worked out and launch the blog next month, but we just couldn’t contain our excitement and want to get our feet wet now with OUR FIRST EVER BUSY BEAUTIES CHALLENGE! Our theme is “GO GREEN!” and the challenge is to use GREEN as the predominate color on your card/project. The challenge is open from now through WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17TH (St. Patrick’s Day)! BBB images are of course encouraged & preferred, but not required for this one. Since our official blog is not yet ready, Catherine will be hosting the challenge on her blog, where you can find all the nitty-gritty details and link your creations. (She's the last stop of the hop, so just keep bopping along.)
And since this is our premier challenge, there is a tangible prize package for the winner:

The PRIZE includes: Basic Grey Origins 6x6 pad; 4 yards of American Crafts satin ribbon, 1 yard of May Arts striped twill ribbon, 1 jar of Shimmerz.

Here is my "Go Green" challenge card featuring our lovely "Shamrocked Beauty" with an Irish Blessing for you. I think I pretty much worked in all the green I possibly could, but I love how it turned out! The upper DP is from "Material Girl" again, and the bottom rows of green are Martha Stewart borders. The sentiment is from Flourishes "Irish Blessings."

Once again, there are "secret beauties" whose blogs will award one winner each with their choice of 3 images from the BBB. There will also be a grand prize winner who gets to choose 5 images from the BBB, so be sure to hop your way through the blogs, get acquainted with the wonderful new releases and leave a comment on each to be sure your name is eligible for a prize. Be sure you hop quickly because Carolyn will be choosing a winner on Friday. All of these new images will be in the Busy Beauties Boutique on Saturday.

Thanks so much for visiting! Your next stop is Michelle's Blog! Enjoy the show and we can't wait to see your GO GREEN Challenge creations!


Michelle said...

Wonderful wonderful cards! The images you chose and the papers together are perfect! And that bow! Excellent...

Heather said...

These are all just Stunning!!! Jaw dropping stunning! I love Sassy Savannah! She is darling! Beautiful piecing. And the yellow apple is perfect .. Shamrocked Beauty is divine! I love that big bow.

Have a Beautiful day!

Rachel said...

Oh Karen,
your cards are all AMAZING!!! I love the papers you used with them and your coloring is just perfect!!
LOVE them ALL!!!

Carolyn Bounds said...

Can you say...BLOWN AWAY?!?! WOW!!!! You have created some eye-popping, jaw-dropping, head-turning, blow my sock clean off works of heART!!! I am totally head-over-heels in love with each one of these BEAUTIES!!!!! Everything...and I mean EVERYTHING is absolute perfection!!! I cannot wait to share the Savannah card with my brother...Vanna's father. I know he is going to ADORE them!!!


kadie said...

Karen, these are all TOTALLY FABULOUS!! I really love your piecing, the papers, the layouts and your gorgeous coloring! Wonderfully inspiring!
Hope you have a GREAT day!
Hugs, Kadie

dolcreations said...

Karen your cards are simply gorgeous! Beautifully coloured and layed out! Beautiful, Beautiful!

P.S. I actually found the MS grass punch at Michaels the other day! Yahooo!

Jodi said...

Love the new images - can't wait till Saturday! Very cute cards.

Rose Petal said...

Hello Karen. You have made fantastic cards here. They are all gorgeous, lovely bright and cheery. You are so talented. You put so much care and attention into detail.
Happy Crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Tracy S. said...

Love the vintage look/feel to the first too and the third one... That satin bow is amazing!! Thanks for sharing!!

Tracy S. said...

ooops I meant two... lol not too

Sue from Oregon said...

Karen, you are definitely on an absolute awesome roll with these cards! Lovely...but I esp love the Irish card with all the lovely DP, ribbon and great image!

bumblebee creations said...

lovely lovely cards!!!! your coloring is amazing!

Judy McMullen said...

Beautiful cards! Love how you've coordinated images, colors, papers and embellishments!

Lorie said...

What sweet creations, Karen! I love them all!!


Susan (rainy) said...

Look at all these fabulous cards and darling images. Love your paper piecing and wonderful coloring, Karen!

Annita said...

Beautiful cards I love the soft colors on the Savannah cards

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Cute! Oh that face where she is saying Hey.... so so my friends little daughter. LOL Darlng cards.

Bobbi said...

Loved all of your cards, the Savannah images are so adorable. TFS

Catherine said...

What a terrific trio, Karen!!! I am just loving the pairing of Apple Savannah with those papers! And Sassy Savannah has a lot to be sassy about, with awesome paper piecing & gorgeous embellies (love the layered sentiment!)!!!
Your Shamrock'd Beauty card is TDF!!!!! I love the papers and that big, green, luscious bow!
Of course you are a coloring queen - totally gorgeous as always!
TFS and inspiring! Wow-wee, these are AMAZING!

Grace said...

Karen, gorgeous cards. Sassy Savannah is a hoot, I just love the 'tude she's sportin'! I love the coloring on Apple of my eye Savannah.

Susan said...

Holy cow, your cards are simply gorgeous! Wonderfully colored images, and I just love the papers, the embellishments, and that big green Irish bow is TDF!!