Wednesday, February 01, 2012

On the COVER of Okanagan Sun Magazine and also Guest Designer for Word Art Wednesday ~ Whew!


Wow – this is a BIG day in my little world! 

I was interviewed for the Okanagan Sun Newspaper here in the beautiful Okanagan Valley and its officially published today!  I’m beyond excited.  My friend Mavis also has a “toot” in here too which makes me happy as she and my sister Nina were key to the beginning of my carding creating.  They really gave me the push to get me started. 

I’d like to thank Brian (Editor) and Andrea who “wrote me up” – I’m so grateful and humbled.  I’d like to thank all of my customers who began buying my cards and support them now at The Feathered Frog (sweetest funky soap shop) on Main Street Osoyoos who now carries my line.  Shirley is always at the Feathered Frog and is happy to help you with a card selection.  I’ve created custom cut packaging and specialty boxes decorated to fit her products (like the cutest cupcake soap inside a bejeweled paper keepsake box)  PERFECT place to shop for your Valentine *wink*

Look for my product to also be “snapped up” by a new store opening soon in town (more news on this later this month!)

Click the cover graphic below to be taken to the newspaper article.  Click on it there and you can read it in it’s entirety. 




In my cover photo I’m wearing a pretty hand felted scarf I made with my friend Marie last week – but that’s another whole post. 

And the second bit of exciting news is that I’m a Guest Designer for Word Art Wednesday for all of February.  This is my first time ever to be a Guest Designer and I’m totally flattered.  This week’s scripture is Nehimiah 8:10 “The joy of the Lord is my strength” and isn’t this the truth?  I can do all things through Him! 

Here is my take on this week’s challenge (I made two trying to choose….)

I’ll go for the subtler look:




Unfortunately, this paper had no identification on it at all, though I do recall buying it at Memory Crafts in Kelowna recently.  The frame around the text is a font called Calligraphic Frames which I downloaded from  The fonts used in the word art I believe are Calibri and English.  The yellow flower is one I hand tatted.  Leaves are sheer ribbon trimmed and crimped.  Not sure of the taupe colored flowers as they were a gift.  Random ribbon. 

I’ll look forward to my creations all this month and hope you’ll join in with all of the talented and encouraging hosts at Word Art Wednesday.  Don’t forget to stop by and comment on who you are able – I know first hand how much comment-love can be a special touch in someone’s day!

Happy Creating! Rainbow



  1. Oh wow, Barb! That's very exciting! And they did a great job on the article. Very proud of you!!!

  2. Congrats on being published! What a great success! We thrilled to have you this month @ WAW. I love your flower & using the ribbon for the leaves. Great idea!

  3. How wonderful and exciting!!! Congratulations!

  4. Wow, that's awesome and a great accomplishment! We are so very happy to have you with us at Word Art Wednesday.

    Your card is beautiful, I love the flower and the ribbon across the front.

    Have a great day!

  5. Congratulations Barb!! That is such an honor and i´m so happy for you. Can I do a little bit of bragging over here and say I know celebrity? haha

  6. Woo hoot look at my famous sister. If course you are amazing, I did not need a magazine to tell me that. Wonderful card, I love the spring colours and the fabulous sister tatted flower. Congratulations Barb, your little sis is proud of you.

  7. Good morning Barb!
    CONGRATULATIONS my SWEET friend!! God is sooo GOOD!! I am soo HAPPY for you!:) exciting to see you on the cover of the magazine.You are glowing from happiness. Tell Miles "GREAT JOB" on the photo !! LOVED the article and I bet from here on..I am gonna have to wait in line to chat with you.LOL Much JOY to you my friend!:)
    Congratulations for being the word art Guest Designer too.Showers of blessings.:)

    Life may take different paths for you and me my friend...
    But we shall be Sisters in Christ forever...
    and forever never ends!!:)

    Huge hugs and LOTS of love,

  8. Well SIL who did not know how talented and heart of gold you have create and then share ...your love shows in all you do CONGRATS. Love the card.


  9. This is BEAUTIFUL! :) So happy for all the success you're seeing--congrats! :)


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