Tuesday, March 20, 2012

An Inspired Card

Hi there!

Last week, and through this past weekend, I was really struggling with my mojo. It's no big deal, it happens to me more often than I'd like, I'm even sort of getting used to it, but this time there was a BIG problem! Ya see, I have lots of DT cards to create for some really fun, upcoming Lily Pad Cards challenges, and I was starting to panic!

So, yesterday I sat at the computer and looked through some of my favorite photostreams of people who inspire me. I always love looking at Lin's cards on her blog here and her Flickr photostream here. She has a wonderful, happy style, and at this time of year, when spring is approaching, she makes the most beautiful flower cards!

So, I got right to work, channeling my "inner Lin," and here's what I came up with.



I used some fun, bright Echo Park patterned paper and a Hero Arts flower set. I had so much fun creating this card!

I want to thank Lin for not only inspiring me, but for helping to get my creative juices flowing again! I've made five other cards today, and I wish I could show them all to you, but not yet. Three of them are for the challenges mentioned above, and the other two are for some really fun and exciting things coming soon - can't wait to share them with you, so stay tuned! :)

Okay, it's very late so I'm heading to bed. At least I don't have to work tomorrow. I'm still on vacation and loving every minute of it!

Thanks for the visit! Hope you're having a fun and creative week! :)

27 comments:

Donna Bowman said...

Such a bright and cheerful card Barb!! I think you got your mojo back!! Can't believe you made so many cards - I'm doing good to make one or two in a day. Can't wait to see them.

Dawn said...

Barb... when I first saw this over on FLickr I thought it WAS by Lin... it is so her style. You've got it to a "T". And added your own style with the colours. Hope your mojo keeps going and you also enjoy your break.

Lynn said...

Barb, this is absolutely gorgeous. Those bright oranges and yellow shout out happy to me!

Heather Maria said...

Barb, this is such a gorgeous and sunny card! I love the bright and vibrant colours and great mix of patterns! The flowers are so pretty!

Kathy said...

Oh so glad you got inspired, this card is very pretty! I don't know what I'd do if I were on a DT because my mojo leaves quite regularly and when it goes it takes a long hike!!
Happy vacation days:)

maria f. said...

Thanks for channeling your inner Lin. Your card definitely made me smile. Such fun colors/patterns.

Lisa said...

This really is so bright & fun! Happy patterns and colors with those yellow flowers and pops of green- just can't quit looking at it! Enjoy the rest of your time off :)

Annette said...

beautiful Barb...love the polka dots and those lovely embossed flowers...

Lin said...

Thank you for the kind words, my friend. I'm so glad to see that your mojo has returned - FIVE CARDS!! Love this one in all it's sunny-ness! Way to go!

MarcyK924 said...

This just put a smile on my face because it has a good dollop of Barb with a tablespoon full of Lin! It's YUMMY!!! XOXO

Jackie said...

That is just gorgeous. So bright and cheerful, I love those flowers.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Barb I think your mojo was only gone for a nanosecond... a truly wonderful card!

Tiffany said...

Love this beauty! The citrus colors are just perfect for welcoming Spring time!

Kathy (krolski) said...

This is so bright and cheerful Barb! I love it!!

CinnamonSally said...

Such a bright cheerful card Barb, I love the orange and yellow. Your mojo is looking fine to me!!

Marybeth said...

Love what you came up with. This is such a pretty card! I love cards with flowers , I seem to do best with them.Great happy springtime card!

Maureen Morton said...

It is back with a serious kick, girlfriend! I agree that Lin is so inspiring, but so are you! This is so fresh and fun - love that paper and those yummy flowers. Those leaves have such great texture, too. Can't wait to see the rest - now rest! Hugs!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Love all the bright orange, Barb! So fun to see you channeling your inner Lin - LOL!

joy said...

You picked the right person to channel, Barb! Lin's cards are always so beautiful. I love the bright colors you used for this gorgeous card. Can't wait to see what's up!

ivy said...

you know these colors makes me smile BIG!! pretty!

walchowDesign said...

Such a bright and cheerful card, Barb! You are right about Lin's talent and so are you!

Brenda said...

Hi Barb, I think you created a really lovely flower card with some really happy colors! I totally understand about mojo dips, it definitely happens to me when I go away for a while like on a holiday, or when I make too many cards! And I'm with you about Lin's creativity when it comes to flowers, she makes the most awesome flower cards!

Jacqueline said...

You make such beautiful happy cards Barb - this is stunning!

Karen B. said...

Beautiful use of bold, bright colors! Love how happy this card is.

Trinh said...

This is wonderful, Barb! I with you on the mojo vacations. But I think yours is back with a vengeance!

Suzanne C said...

Lin is a great inspiration and muse to get your mojo flowing! Love the bright flowers and fab design!

chrystinanoel.com said...

I love how much fun orange is! It's so bright and inspirational!!