Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Celebrating with Virginia!

It's a celebration!


Virginia's birthday is coming up on December 9th, and she's turning the BIG FIVE-O!! Let's party! If you visit her blog here, you can read all about how you can join in all the fun!

I created a special card for her to help celebrate this big milestone. Here it is, V - just for you!


I wanted to use a few of Virginia's favorite things. The obvious one is the color orange. And do you see where I placed the pearls? One for the exclamation point, and one inside the "O" because that's what Virginia would do! The other element that I know she loves is the sentiment - yup, you guessed it - it's an SRM sticker, and the best part is, it's one from a bunch of them that she sent to me! :) I thought it would be perfect for her birthday because she deserves to have a wonderful day!

Virginia is a dear friend to so many of us in the blogging world, and in the Hero Arts Flickr group. I'll never forget the first time she contacted me with a Flickr message. Believe it or not, I still have that message! It was shortly after I had just started posting cards to the group. Here's what she said, almost two years ago, back in January of 2010:

Hey Barb,

Just saying hi to you! You have been so encouraging to me and many others AND you are so talented yourself! I'm so happy that you are part of this group! As a former hostess, I think this group needs people like YOU!

Thank you so much for the sweet comments. They always make me smile!!

Hugs, Virginia

Isn't that the sweetest?! She made me feel so welcome, and she continued to encourage me in my feeble attempt at making cards. Now I have the joy of hearing her voice each time she calls me. We always have great conversations and I find myself not wanting those calls to end! (Love talking to you, Virginia!)

I want to thank my good friend for always being there if I have a question, or when I just need to share something with her! I am so grateful she is part of my life, and dream of one day meeting her in person! (Scrapfest - hint, hint.)

Happiest of Birthdays to you, V! Sending you lots of love and hugs! :)



26 comments:

Virginia L. said...

Now I know why I like to stay up late..because I do not want to miss YOUR post!! This card is so me--I love that you guessed perfectly in using my favorite colors, SRM Stickers and how I decorate the sentiment with gems/pearls....you know me WELL! I can't believe that you still have that Flickr mail that I wrote you. Boy, now you know me, you can't stop me from talking (LOL)!! You're such a positive force in this card-making blog community. I say it then and I say it now. We need more people like you-- you are rays of sunshine in my life!Lots and lots of love to you! Thank you for making my birthday so special! xoxo So...when can I call you again? (LOL)

Simone said...

Such a beautiful card Barb and a gorgeous post - you are so sweet!! Love those bright happy colours!

Anette said...

Wonderful, cheery card, Barb!! Both of you are out-of-this-world-sweet, please don't ever change!

Lynn said...

Barb, this card is absolutely perfect for Virginia...love the bright colors you choose!

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful card and wonderful tribute to Virginia!

Donna Bowman said...

Another beautiful card Barb - love that background!! Virginia will love it!!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous card, Barb! Such brilliant colors- Virginia is sure to love this one :)

Lin said...

You got this perfect, Barb! It's been fun reading how Virginia has affected each of us, hasn't it?

Rachel W K said...

when i saw the sentiment on the bottom my first thought was "thats gotta be an srm!!" because that is so Virginia!! I love it, you really captured her style lol! and the liquid pearls in the letters... this is just too good!

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

CinnamonSally said...

Beautiful card Barb, just perfect for sweet Virginia!!

Karen B. said...

Love this bright and happy card! So much fun! And it is perfect for Virginia too. What a lovely post in her honor.

pcm said...

such a sweet post and a great card. and congrats on your hero arts win! THose tags are GORGEOUS!

Trinh said...

A beautiful card for a beautiful lady, Barb!

alexandra s.m. said...

I love your card and it is so sweet that you would have kept that fist message ;-)

Dawn said...

fabulous card for Virginia. You are so right with this one... it is Virginia to a T......... she is a great friend to so many.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Barb not only is your card beautiful, but I love how you incorporated all the things that remind you of Virginia into your design.

Kathy (krolski) said...

Beautiful card Barb, just like Virginia and her personality. :)
Also, congrats on winning the HA challenge! woohoo! Your tags are so gorgeous!! Doing the happy dance for you!

Brenda said...

Love the beautiful background you created Barb! A gorgeous card that Virginia will treasure I am sure!

Tiffany said...

Love the finger painting technique you used! Those colors really meshed well together! Love your personalized card to Virginia!! Wonderful colors and use of stickers!

Karen said...

Super fun and cheerey card for sweet Virginia!! You are both such sweet ladies, I feel lucky to know you both through this wonderful community!

BIG Congrats on your HA Fab 5! I was so excited to see your tags. I just loved them!!!!! Well deserved. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving if I don't make it back here before then.
HUGS!

Maureen Morton said...

This is so sweet, Barb, and a real testimony to your special friendship with dear Virginia. This bright card really demonstrates your cheery and bright heart. Got your fingers messy - sounds like fun!

donna mikasa said...

Such a wonderful card, Barb! I love the layers of color topped off with the Swirl stamp--one of my faves! I love the little "Virginia" touches that make your card so special!

Suzanne C said...

What a wonderful birthday card and so perfect for the wonderful Ms. Virginia!

Vicky said...

Barb, what a lovely card you made for Virginia, and what a sweet post! She totally deserve it!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Beautiful card and I am sure that Virginia will love it and treasure it forever. Hugs.

judkajudi said...

Love the card you made for Virginia, Barb. Congratulations on winning her birthday prize!