Thursday, January 5, 2012

"Everything Happens at Once."

Do you ever say that?

There are a few times every year when "everything happens at once" for me. This past week has been one of those times. For awhile there, I felt like I was going to drown, but I've now come up for air, things are settling down, and I'm catching up. . .whew!

I've got some really fun things coming up here on the blog! One of them is on Monday, so please stop back then! Also, toward the end of this month, I have some exciting news to share! Something that is so cool, that is so fun, and that I am so excited for! I can't wait to share it with all of you!

Okay, I do have a card to show you today too. I've been lacking in the mojo department since coming down with a cold and cough a couple of weeks ago, but I've started to feel better, and I think it's slowly coming back. I was playing the other day with the Hero Arts, Newspaper Flower, using this month's challenge colors. Wasn't sure how I was going to add it to a card. Then I remembered a fabulous 6x6, Echo Park paper pack called, Yours Truly, that my sweet friend, Ivy sent to me. It's not only perfect for Valentine's day, it has most of the colors in it for the Hero Arts challenge too! Thanks again, Ivy - love each page!

Here's my card. I added the two tiny, purple hearts so ALL the colors for the challenge were used.


And here's a close up so you can see all the dimension I gave to the flower. The pretty pearl brad was in my RAK from Joy - love it! :)

Before I let you go, I also want to apologize for not being around the last day or two to comment or visit your blogs. I am not only getting ready for the fun things coming up on my blog, my son also has a friend coming to stay with us this weekend. His mom is a wonderful friend of mine! She is also a card maker and I can't wait to see her! Still getting the house clean for them, doing a little at a time. I should be back in full swing, visiting your blogs, after the weekend. I am planning on taking some time out to join in the Hero Arts Flickr group, 90-minute scramble on Saturday, just so I can keep the juices flowing and add to the mojo. Hope lots of you will play along too! Sweet Karen will be hosting!

Hope everyone has a great weekend! I'm off to clean a little more before getting a good night's sleep! Thanks so much for your visit! :)

27 comments:

Tiffany said...

Oh my! I'm looking forward to Monday and I wonder what the fun will be had at the end of the month! Can't wait to hear all about it! I love that super big flower and the way you've layered it! No worries, I always feel like I'm trying to catch up with the world. :)

AnitaRex said...

Oh Barb your flower looks amazing! The paper really ties it all together! :> And good job wiht the two hearts to get the colors in! Hope you have a super weekend!

Virginia L. said...

I am excited and eager to find out what is "cooking" (or shall we say in the Stamping world?)! Glad to know that you are feeling better! Your card is lovely with the various colors and dimensions! Looks like your mojo hasn't left you at all!

Simone said...

This is such a beautiful card Barb! Love that flower and the way you layered it! Sooo cant wait to hear your exciting news!! :)

Nancy said...

Apparently you are very creative even without mojo, my sweet friend! This card is a total beauty...loving all the layers and dimension in the flower. Can't wait till you can divulge your news, you certainly deserve all the good things coming your way!
blessings~

Isha said...

Glad to know you are feeling better Barb. Super cool card. So eager to know what you have up your sleeve. You sure deserve it all:)

Dawn said...

what an amazing card Barb. How exciting this month sounds for you. Enjoy the weekend with your friend and I'll be back Monday, to see what you have in store for us.

Lynn said...

Barb, I adore your card. The patterned paper on the outline is gorgeous! Love it! And how fun that your son's friend and yours are visiting. Hope you can sneak in lots of crafting time!

Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful card Barb!!! Love the paper you chose. The flower looks awesome - love how you colored it. Can't wait to hear all your upcoming news!!!

Karen B. said...

Beautiful card, the layers are amazing, I can't wait to read about your exciting news!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Love all the wonderful and colorful layers on your flower Barb. I can't wait to hear all your exciting news. Enjoy your time with your visiting friend. Happy Friday.

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love what you've done with the newspaper flower Barb! So pretty! I hope you are feeling better and I can't wait to hear more of your news!

Cris said...

Wow! Lots of exciting news coming, then! Can't wait to find out! Love the card! That flower is one of the stamps I NEED to have from the 2012 release! ;-)

CinnamonSally said...

Looking forward to hearing your news Barb and I shall be checking your blog on Monday!! Your mojo has certainly arrived back your card is gorgeous!

Lisa said...

Wow-wee!! Love that new stamp! Love everything about this one Barb!

Brenda said...

Hi Barb! Looking forward to all your exciting news! Sorry to hear that you have been under the weather, but hoping that you recover fully soon! I love what you have done with this gorgeous flower! It's so big! Gorgeous brad too!

Cindy C. said...

Sweet card Barb! Hmm...I wonder what you've planned for us on Monday, so exciting!

paula said...

Barb you are such a tease (in the nicest possible way of course ;D). I can't wait to find out what you are doing. Thank you also for the gorgeous Christmas card you sent. I loved it xoxoxoxo

Jacqueline said...

Looking forward to your news Monday Barb! In the mean time have loads of fun time with your friend!

MarcyK924 said...

I came back to check to see if my comment posted from yesterday - it didn't. Blogger was not my friend for a few hours. Anyway - I adore this card, what a winner! I love the papers and colors you used, the flower is divine!

Can't wait to see what's coming up for you! Will be back on Monday! Be well, my friend!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful card! Sounds like you have been very busy! Can't wait for your exciting news!

judkajudi said...

So glad you are feeling better, Barb! We all miss you and your lovely work when you are away. Hugs to you!

Trinh said...

Love your pretty card, Barb! Seems your mojo is back and I'm glad you are feeling better. Can't wait to see what you've got planned!

Paru Mahtani said...

Great idea! love it!

Anne said...

Love all the layers here Barb- your mojo looks to be back full force! Sorry I haven't visited your blog in ages....been uber busy here too. Can't wait to see what coming up on Monday???

Hugs dear friend! Anne

Mitt said...

Great cards Barb! I'll BET they look even better in person! Wish I were there with you now! Cold

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Pretty pretty pretty!! That True Friends card is to die for!!!!