Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Thank You Miss Barbara

Last week our local paper-crafting community lost one of our favorite ladies.  Barbara Blout lost her battle with cancer and left a hole in many hearts.  Barbara was an avid paper crafter and spent many hours in our local shop, Scrapbooks By The Sea.  Barbara had a well-stocked craft room and left all her goodies with her crafting friends at Scrapbooks By The Sea. We filled the shop with many stamps and punches to be used in classes and crops, but the supply was so extensive, the owner, Rayann decided to have a yard sale and donate all proceeds to Barbara's favorite charity.  I will be there working the yard sale and sure would love to see you all there too.  Sooo if you are in the Myrtle Beach area this weekend, stop on by and pick up some great bargains.  Hope to see you there!

This House Mouse stamp was one of Barbara's stamps and I couldn't wait to ink it up.  I have used my Copics to color the image, Prisma pencils to color the letters on the jar.  The sky was sponged using a cloud template I bought at SBTS.  I had intended to use this embossing powder that gives the effect of drops of water (Glassy Glaze Enamel) on my flower and grass but grabbed Iridescent Ice and ended up with glitter so my flowers are all sparkly.  Now that can't be bad can it, after all it sparkles!  The sentiment is from SU set, Picnic Parade. Ribbon and paper is from my stash.  The butterfly is an Elizabeth Crafts Small Butterfly die.  I was so excited to color up this House Mouse.  They are fun and the detail makes them easy to color.

Thank you Miss Barbara, your gift will be spreading joy to many for many years!  We love you.

Challenges Entered:

House Mouse -Spring
Make It Monday - Anything Goes.


  1. Very sad Linda, my heart felt sympathies are sent to you, and all her family and friends..
    Fabulous card here, gorgeous colouring, that blue on the flowers is just striking..love the image and great sky too..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. Aaaaaaahhh what a you a nice posting - Sending you a hug across the waters
    Sarah xxx

  3. Beautiful card, love the image! Such a loving remembrance!

  4. so beautiful and love the image, so pretty, thank you for sharing with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  5. Linda I'm sorry for the loss of your friend. My heart is with you. This card is so sweet and I love the sparkly on the flowers. Hugs and happy crafting <3 -Kim

  6. Linda, how sad that your friend lost her battle. What a wonderful tribute to this woman though to think that her hobbie will be shared by so many and that profits will go to help other people with their battle.
    You did your friend proud with this card. Love the little image and how you colored it up so beautifully. Clouds are awesome.
    Thanks for sharing her story, I'm so sorry for your loss.

    We are glad you shared your card with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge. Nicely done.


  7. I'm very sorry for the loss of your friend and I hope the yard sale goes really well and that lots of money is raised for the charity. You have made a lovely card with this cute stamp! Hugs, Lesley

  8. I am so sorry! Your card is beautiful! I linked over from MIM.

    Hugs, antonella :-)

  9. So sorry to hear of the loss of a well loved friend..you have made one stunning cute creation with this lovely image am sure your friend is looking down on it..Lovely take on the Spring chall theme.

    Thanks for sharing with us at HM & friends chall this time.

    smiles Christine x

  10. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries are #9, #18, #234, #235, and #243.

    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by JuliaMe and Myself on the Dark… and My Art... Healing The Soul and become a follower.



  11. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Mousey hugs
    Tracy x

  12. So sorry to hear of the loss of your friend, and I pray your heart heals soon. Your card is just wonderful and I can see lots of love went into it.



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Happy Crafting, Linda