~*~ Busy Beauties Boutique Release + Blog Hop! ~*~


And let me start of by saying
Happy Birthday, Carmen!
One of our very own BBB Design Team Members
is celebrating her birthday TODAY
Wishing you a blessed day, my friend, and may all your birthday wishes be sweet and fulfilled :)
God Bless you!

Welcome & THANK YOU for joining the Busy Beauties today! If you are arriving here from the incredibly sweet & uber talented Carolyn, you are hopping right along.  She is also the beginning of this hop, so make sure to start on her blog as you will not want to miss what she has in store for you!

We are super excited to introduce a new set of images (available for purchase on Saturday, March 6) and also share some news! 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.

And here is my card for you to see ~ using Party Snail!  Isn't he fun and festive and all things wonderful!  He is dedicated to birthday girl Carmen and as busy as she is with work and full time school and being the most amazingly supportive wife to her husband Tim &  two sons ~ Girl, my party hat is off to you!  You are an inspiration and a blessing to me!  Muah!  {{{ Hug, hug! }}}   I paired this cutie with some parti-licious K & Co papers "Berry Sweet".  I am so enjoying this paper!  It's bright and fun and I colored party snail with my prismamarkers and he just looked like a fun kinda snail that could handle some color :)   My 5 y/o son says "oh, cool!  It's Gary!"  {you know ..... Spongebob!}  I actually totally picture Party Snail being the life of the party!  "So there's this snail that walks into a bar ..........." :)

Next up is the STUNNING new image from Carolyn and Thomas called Water Lily Beauty - she is AH-MAY-ZING!!  Superbly beautiful and versatile to color in just about any flower color you can dream up :)   I acutally had another card for you but it just wasn't looking right to me ... I don't know what was wrong with it, but something was ... it nagged me and I changed it around and around, then finally just started all over with a new digi :)   I paired this beauty with K & Co new release "Ciao, Bella" papers .. lucious and stunning!

As always, we also have HOP PRIZES! There will be winners chosen from the comments left on certain DT blogs, but it's a secret which blogs we'll draw from! The prize for these winners is their choice of 3 Free BBB Images! There will also be a GRAND PRIZE of 5 Free BBB Images (winner's choice) drawn from the hoppers who leave comments on *all* the DT blogs. So be sure to leave some love all along the way! Blog Hop Winners will be announced Friday night on Carolyn's blog.

Your next stop is  Annita!  Enjoy the show and we can't wait to see your GO GREEN Challenge creations!

Hugs + Blesssings,


  1. Anonymous3/04/2010

    oooo - so amazing! I love the party going on with Party Snail and your Beauty - amazing! These are both beautiful and perfect in their own way. Just like you - LOVE YOU!

  2. Just love that bright and sunny party snail! That will surely brighten someone's day. Your water lily card is STUNNING!! What a great way to showcase that beautiful image. Love 'em both!!!

  3. hehehe!!! Another party stop!!! LOVE the snail and your amazing papers you paired him with! I love your Spring Blossom Beauty!

    I love ya dear! You have a beautiful and blessed day.

  4. Oh how absolutely adorable Kelly!! i just love what you did with these images. they are just perfect!!

  5. Love the fun, cheerful colors with Party Snail!!! He makes me yearn for warm weather, sunshine and a margarita...FIESTA time:o) I am also loving the gorgeous papers you paired with Spring Blossom, and you colored her beautifully!!! Awesome creations, my sweets!!!


  6. This is just adorable!

  7. Oh I love these!! Party snail is SO colorful and perfect for a bday celebration! (Happy Day, Carmen!)
    And Spring Blossom is sooooo beautiful! You always have the best papers! Beautiful beautiful cards, My Friend!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Hugs, Kadie

  8. Hello Kelly. Wow, two stunning cards. One very bright and cheery card, vibrant colours and that great image, wonderful. The other one is so pretty but very dselicate, I love it. Well done to you.
    Happy Crafting kelly.
    Love Sandra xx

  9. Holy snow! Those are great Kelly!
    I love how colorful and happy the SNAIL card is!

  10. Beautiful and FUN cards.. I love the way you colored the snail.. so bright and festive!

  11. Love your cards, Kelly. That snail is too cute. I love the papers you put with it. The Water Lily Beauty is so pretty. Great job on this hop, girl!

  12. I finally found some time to go over everyone's blogs.

    I love both cards Kelly!! The snail card is so colorful and bright and your fairy card is colored beautifully and the DP is so pretty!

  13. what cute cards! Great work!

  14. Awesome cards, Kelly! You keep getting better and better every day in every way! Bright and cheerful and fun is Party Snail, aka Gary. LOL! Love the Water Lily Beauty...Gorgeous!

  15. Whoa! What stunners you have for us! I love the bright colors on your party snail, and the Water Lily card is just beautiful!! Great job, Kels!!

    Love ya,

  16. love your cards so happy and beautiful

  17. Great cards, so festive looking and I love the fairy. TFS

  18. You are showing off your huge range here, chica! From totally fun & vibrant Party Snail, to the elegant beauty of Water Lily! Both of these are stunners with the perfect papers and layouts! So fab!

  19. Wowzah Sistah! I agree with Cat - you have such a great range of design! Your Party Snail looks like he's celebrating with every sherbet flavor of the rainbow! But then, your Water Lily card has such a soft, almost ethereal quality, just like a fairy would be. Simply mahvelous! {HUG}

  20. Kelly, so sweet of you to send Carmen birthday wishes yesterday and the birthday card rocks. Water lily beauty is really elegantly done. Kudos!