Friday, May 21, 2010

I won! And a Card to Celebrate!

What a great day I had yesterday! Waking up to a Fab Five win, announced on the Hero Arts blog, was just the best! I literally jumped up and down for a bit, kind of started screaming, "I won! I won!" Then ran around the house, clapped my hands a couple of times and yelled, "Yes! I won! I'm so excited!" The funny thing is that no one else was home! Well, except for my cat, Murphy! And boy was he ever giving me some weird looks! I'm thinking very hard about what to buy. I really don't know if I need anymore stamps at the moment. I know...you think I'm crazy for saying that. But I really need to stock up on some supplies like pearls, paper, ink, Ultra Clean etc... We'll see.

So onto today's card. I was looking at blogs last night and stopped in to see what Lisa Spangler was up to. She always has the best tips, tricks and fun techniques! Her blog is so fun to visit! She shared the technique of using markers on a silhouette stamp and then spritzing it with a mix of Perfect Pearls and water, before stamping it onto white cardstock. I wanted to give it a try, so I used my Zig markers on the Hero Arts Garden Silhouette stamp. I love the way it turned out. I only wish you could see the shimmer of the perfect pearls! I also used the La Letter stamp on the four background panels and clear embossed. The sentiment was an easy choice....to celebrate my win! I could also use it for a birthday card.


There are 8 more days until vacation time! (7 of which I work!) Boy am I looking forward to it! At the same time, I am so blessed to have a job that I love! Working with flowers everyday is a joy! It'll be really nice, though, to have 9 days off!

I hope you have a wonderful day! Make some time for fun and laughter! :)

18 comments:

Joy said...

Well you definitely made me laugh and smile today, which I truly needed, so thanks Barb, I have images of you running around the house, doing a little jig, screaming and clapping whilst Murphy looking at you as if you are some weirdo........LOL. Congrats again on your win, you so deserved it my friend, you are a talented, beautiful and kind hearted person, one in which I am glad that is in my life.

Hugs

Joy

Sarah said...

Congrats on your win, Barb! So exciting! :) Enjoy the fun of deciding what to get with your winnings!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Congrats, congrats, congrats!! So thrilled for you Barb!! Happy shopping! :) I just love the story about you jumping/running/clapping and your cat looking at you. heehee! Your card today is beautiful! I hope you enjoy your time off.

Deirdre said...

Barb, congrats on your win... love the story of you celebrating... so fun. TFS. Great card again today.

Lin said...

Lovely post, Barb! Don't forget that Hero will be releasing some new stuff in a few weeks; I'll bet there'll be something there that you just can't resist! Congratulations, again, I know that you will be smiling all weekend!

Anne in said...

Congrats on your much deserved win Barb- I was so excitied to see your card picked- whopeee! Wonderful card here today- love all the bright colors and such a great technique to use!

AnitaRex said...

Congrats to you on your win! Yay so happy for you! I just noticed the blinkie on the side, how did I not know there was one? I am so adding it to my page now cause I won last month! You have made me a happy happy person! YAY! Anyways it took me 2 weeks to decide what I wanted when I won. You should just wait 2 weeks since there are new summer stamps coming out and the LOOK SO AMAZING! Apparantly next week on the blog they are doing sneak peaks! :> See you could use more stamps! :>

Lizziski said...

Congratulations on your win Barb, it must have been really exciting, I'd be jumping for joy too. Love this card you made, such lovely colours

CinnamonSally said...

Hi Barb, congratulations again and what a fabulous card you have made in celebration, love the way you have arranged the colour blocks, so different and great colours together to. Enjoy your Hero Arts shopping!!!!

donna mikasa said...

I was thrilled to see you as a Fab 5 winner! And I'm glad you were able to celebrate with Murphy...LOL! Too cute! Love your celebratory card--what an awesome technique!

Dawn said...

First off... congrats on your win... what fun to be able to buy what you want and not worry about the cost!!! 2nd - your card turned out so good. Love the bright colours.

alexandra s.m. said...

Congrats! Great Card Barb!

Suzanne C said...

Congrats! So happy for you and your win! Whoo Hoo! Take your time and do a little window shopping first. :)

Lovely card! Love the colors.

Jill said...

Big congrats on winning, Barb! I was happy dancing with you all the way in AZ! :) LOVE the design of this card here- great colors!!

trinharrieta said...

I was so happy to see your card on the HA blog, Barb! Congrats again & happy shopping! Love the colors & design of this card.

Tiffany said...

This is gorgeous!! Really love the multi color on the background and then the coordinating tiers of color on your focal point! I'm so happy you won Barb!! No one deserves it more than you, you are such a sweetheart and your cards are a delight to look at!

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful color blocking!

78thistles said...

congratulations on the win! the card was lovely and i really love this new card with the color-block background. it came out great.