Friday, March 16, 2012

Another Virginia's View!

Happy Friday!

It's a happier Friday than normal because at 4:00pm today, I will officially be on a 9-day break from work! Yay! :)

It's also time for Virginia's View #3, at the Lily Pad Cards blog! For this challenge, we're sponsored by Stamps of Life. They sent me the cutest stamp set called, Flowers 2 Share. It's so full of sweet images and sentiments!
I took a photo of it so you can see what it looks like. Such a fun set!


Are ya ready for bright, cute and fun? I hope so! Here's the inspiration photo from Virginia:

Don't ya just love all the colors? I was not only inspired by the bright colors, but also by all the wonderful rows of buttons!

I started to play with this set and could not stop! I made 4 or 5 cards, but won't bore you with all of them. Here's just a couple.


I don't know why, but for some reason Virginia's photo made me think of bright, colorful stripes. So, I not only added different stripes with colored cardstock, I found myself adding stripes to the vase too, which is paper pieced and adhered over the stems of the stamped flowers and leaves. The floral images look a bit like buttons too, don't they?




For my second card, I wanted to mimic the rows of buttons, so I used the smaller floral image, stamped it several times to create three rows, then used lots and lots of different colors. So fun!



Okay, okay, I just have to share one more card. This one was done strictly for fun. (and because I have way too many buttons!)

Hee, hee! I know it would take a bit more money to mail this one, but I giggled through the entire gluing process, (it's the little things that make me happy) and I will hand deliver this to a friend at work. I know she'll get a kick out of it!

So head on over to the Lily Pad Cards blog and join in all the colorful fun! You can read the details of this new challenge and see how the rest of the design team was inspired by Virginia's View!

Thanks for stopping by today! If anyone is interested, there is another Hero Arts scramble tomorrow, (Saturday 3-17) hosted by Donna! Click here to read about it.

I'm excited because it's suppose to be sunny and 77 degrees today and tomorrow - that's unheard of around here in March, and I love it! (Last year at this time we had several feet of snow on the ground - what a switch!)
Have a fabulous weekend and Happy St. Patrick's Day to all who celebrate! :)


35 comments:

maria f. said...

Guten morgen Barb. Love your cards, especially #2 - I'm a graphic lovin gal.
Have a wonderful time off of work. Hope your temps stay so pleasant.

Vicky said...

Barb your card is gorgeous! Pretty colors and so vibrant! Great take on the challenge!

Sue said...

All Three are wonderful cards Barb, you are certainly being inspired by your work at Lily pads.
Using Primary colours always produces a Happy feel to a card.
Smiles:)

Lynn said...

Fabulous Barb...I really love the clean, symmetrical lines on the second one. Enjoy all the gorgeous weather!

joy said...

WOW! You really got inspired this time, Barb! Love all of your cute cards - the button one is such a hoot!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Oh Barb, I LOVE all your cards! So fun, so cheerful with all these colors! That button card made me smile BIG time! :)
Hope you have a wonderful 9 days off and have great weather! It's been 80 degrees where the last 2 days and as you already know, I'm lovin it. ha!

Lin said...

All of these cards are so bright and happy, but your button card made my day, Barb! Just darling!

Annette said...

wow these are all so FUN....I love all these color. Love what you did with all those buttons and that fun stamp set..

MarcyK924 said...

What a way to start the day with these bright and sunny cards, Barb! I absolutely love your interpretation of V's challenge! And I don't know if you know, but I collect buttons, so that one just sang to me! It's so gloomy here, seeing these put a "SPRING" (hehehe) in mys step! Hugs, Marcy

Virginia L. said...

Oh my my! I just came to comment on your gorgeous cards and now I saw you had made an EXTRA--full of buttons!! What a TREAT to see, Barb! You are rocking with this DT at Lily Pad! We are so LUCKY to have you. I am honored that you made so many fabulous samples of cards for the Virginia's View challenge! xoxo

CinnamonSally said...

Wow Barb you have been busy, love all your pretty cards. Your button card is so much fun!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Barb I kept oohing and aahing as I scrolled through your post! Love each and every design!

Nancy said...

You are such a creative genius, Barb! Your button card is seriously too fun! Enjoy your time off from work, I know you will take full advantage of the warm sunny days! Blessings~

Deirdre said...

Beautiful creations Barb. Love them all. Enjoy the time off. Happy St Patrick's Day for tomorrow. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

Oh My Barb - how do you find the time? Your cards are all wonderful and amazing takes on V's picture - so fun to see so many different tAKES BUT STILL WITH YOUR WONDERFUL bARB-TOUCH TO THEM - Have a wonderful week-end, hugs, Karin

Kim Dellow said...

Wow love the colours, beautiful cards. Kim

Pam W Merwin said...

Love all your posts with these stamps! So cute! AND have some wonderful time off from work ~ enjoy!

Donna Bowman said...

Wow Barb!! All 3 of those are AWESOME!! I love the bright an cheery colors and that stamp set is so much fun!!

Sue McRae said...

Such a fun array of cards Barb, they all make me smile big!

Brenda said...

Love your fun take Barb! The paper pieced vase is such a neat idea. Love how you colored each flower, lots of work! I was wondering who was going to make a card covered in buttons!!! I think it's a really fun card! Have a wonderful 9 days off!

Maureen Morton said...

These cards are ALL so colorful and darling, Barb! Particularly love that one with the stripes. I am so happy that you have a break from work and good weather. Hope you get out from behind that craft desk and have some fun outdoors. Will be thinking of you. Thanks for sharing these gems!

Rosemary said...

what a fun group of cards, barb! they are all so cheerful... like you!

Karen B. said...

Holy cats, Barb, three great cards! I do have to say the last one is my favorite!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Love all three cards, Barb, but that button one is a kick! So many fun colors in there! Hope you're enjoying this early spring, my friend!

Cathy A said...

Gorgeous rainbow of flowers Barb

Trinh said...

These cards are so happy & cheerful, just like you! My fave would have to be the one with all the stripes - too fun!

Tiffany said...

Love your pretty rainbow of cards! Wow, so glad you were inspired by the colors! Love the pretty stamps in that clear set! Enjoy your long vacation!

alexandra s.m. said...

Love these cards! They make me smile!!
Thank You Barb!!

Simone said...

Wow Barb you have been busy! Such pretty and colourful cards! LOVE that fun button card too! :)

walchowDesign said...

Wow! I can see that you are enjoying your off days and loving every minute of it by making all these beautiful cards, Barb!

Lisa said...

I LOVE the button card (although I wouldn't want to mail it!) The other two are so whimsical and fun. Really like the bright , fun colors you chose Barb :)

Suzanne C said...

This is triple the fun! What happy colors and your cards are super cheerful!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Wow these cards are amazing and I can't believe that I missed seeing them. Love the boldness and crispness of each one.So fun and cheerful.

ivy said...

love all these cards! so cheery & colorful!!

Jenny said...

Amazing cards Barb! LOVE THEM!! (: (: (: