Sunday, October 28, 2012

Barb's Surprise Blog Hop

Today is a very special day since it is my dear friend Barb's birthday
 I organized a mini surprise blog hop to celebrate this special day as I know that Barb would love this! If you are into Hero Arts Flickr and card-blogging, you will sure to know Barb Engler! She is fabulous, helpful and genuinely lovely! I had the luck to finally meet Barb in person this past September. She is just the same as you see her on line--enthusiastic and sweet!

Here is my card for Barb because she sure brighten my day every time she visits my blog.I finally made a card with the Velveteen technique. It hardly shows in this photo, but when Barb gets this card, she can definitely see the white stamped details!
 you brighten my day
Here are our blog hopper/party guests who are celebrating along with me. We were all once the Hero Arts hostesses for the Flickr Group and it was such FUN to meet each other at ScrapFest this past September.

standing (left to right): Marcy, Lin, Linda, Judy
sitting( left to right): Kathy, Nancy, Virginia (me) and the birthday girl Barb
  Marcy K.

Please stop by Barb's blog to wish her a happy birthday! If you are interested in making a virtual birthday card for Barb, please link it up (see the following InLinkz) and share with us! I know Barb will love love love this!
Happy Birthday, Barb! 






35 comments:

Dawn said...

what a lovely friend you are Virginia to organise this blog hop for Barb. Your card is awesome.... love the neon colours. Hoping Barb has a great day.

rcwidow (Linda) said...

So nice of you to organize this! Your card is beautiful! Love the bright colors!

Rose said...

well happy birthday to Barb :)

Virginia this is one bright fun card!!! :)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Thanks for organizing us, V - this was such fun and I know Barb will be so delighted! Love your colorful card with the velveteen stamping! I enjoyed seeing the great photo again from our fun ScrapFest weekend. Thanks again, my friend!

alexandra s.m. said...

so thoughtful of you Virginia!
you are truly a precious friend!
Love your card ;-)

Barb said...

You are so sneaky! I can't believe you did this for me! Thank you, my friend! It's a wonderful surprise and I will now have the best birthday! I DO see the velveteen stamping in real life - it's such a pretty card - I love it! Thanks again for this special surprise! Hugs! :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

That's just like you, Virginia! Your card is so lovely and I truly enjoyed seeing the photo of everyone. What a great talented group!!

Brenda said...

Love your great idea Virginia, it came at the perfect time as I was not able to get Barb's card to her on time, but now I sort of can! I love your bright happy card and it's so cool to see a photo of everyone!

Lynn said...

What a fabulous card...perfect for Barb...she is such a gem!

Lin said...

This is the perfect card for Barb - it reflects her bright and cheerful attitude! So glad you suggested this, V!

Karen B. said...

You are super sweet to organize this for Barb! And your card, wow, it is lovely! So bright and happy!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Virginia, You are so very thoughtful and caring to do this for Barb; she will love it. Your card is gorgeous and I love the bright, happy, fun colors. Great phot of everyone. Take care and hugs to you.

BabyBokChoy said...

Cool card and happy birthday to barb!

Melissa Shea said...

Such a sweet birthday surprise! I love your bright and happy card!

judkajudi said...

Love your velveteen stamped card, Virginia. Thanks for putting together the birthday hop for Barb! Sorry my auto post function didn't post ... I should have stayed up for another hour and done it by hand!! But I know Barb enjoyed the surprise and the loving thoughts behind it!!

MarcyK924 said...

Oh Virginia, your card is so BARB!! I know she'll love it! I had a HUGE smile when I saw it last night! Thanks SO much for getting us all together! Hugs, Marcy

Rachel W K said...

too kind of you!! your card is perfect for barb, she will love it :)
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

stamplover2011 said...

Virginia, you are so nice to do this for Barb!! Love your card and Happy Birthday to Barb! Will try to get a card made sometime today.

Kathy (krolski) said...

Your card is gorgeous! Bright and cheery for sure! I know Barb was surprised. Great job on arranging the blog hop my friend!

Anita Rex said...

What a nice thing to do Virginia! :> Happy Birthday Barb! Love your cheerful card for her!

shirley-bee said...

What a lovely gesture, Virginia!

maria mcclure said...

What a sweet thing all of you did for one of the nicest people many of us have ever "met"!! Barb really is a cheerleader for all of us, so I hope I can link up a card soon too. Happy Birthday, Barb!

Renee said...

I sure hope I have time tonight after work to make her a card!!! She is the sweetest lady out there :) Love your vibrant butterfly card!!!

kerenbaker said...

Great Birthday card- will have to explore the velveteen technique. Love the bright colours and I'm sure that your friend loved the hop in her honour

fun stamping said...

Great idea, Virginia, to host this for Barb. She is just one great, fabulous woman! Love your card. By the way, I used one of my brand new stamps that I won - I'd like to send you a thank you card, just email me your address, if you want. Thanks.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

so bright and happy I LOVE it!

Martha said...

Virginia, what a wonderful and thoughtful way to make Sweet Barb's day special. Thanks for doing this for her.

What a STRIKING card! It's perfect for Barb. She certainly brightens everyone's day with her sweet comments.

Karen from MI said...

How SWEET of you, Virginia! Barb is well loved and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to her, too! :) Love your photo from ScrapFest and what a GREAT card that you created for Barb's Birthday. She's going to love it and all that you did to make her Birthday extra-special. :)

Cathy A said...

So lovely of you to organise this for Barb, she is such a wonderful person!

Cindy C. said...

Virginia you're a sweet friend! I am sure Barb is enjoying this surprise very much. Your card is so bright and happy, I think it's perfect!

Kailash said...

Virginia, such a sweet idea to celebrate a friend's birthday by doing this blog hop. Your card is so lovely:-)
Wishing Barb had a beautiful, fun day!!

Laura B. said...

This is so nice, Virginia! I hope to play along and celebrate Barb's B-day! She's so very sweet! Love your cheerful card!

Wida said...

Happy Birthday Barb! you are such a wonderful blog supporter and I hope your birthday was just as wonderful as you are!

Alice Wertz said...

you are just one of the sweetest and most thoughtful gal i have ever met!!! this is such a sweet gesture and i adore your beautiful and delightful card (just like you, too!)!!

Bethany S. said...

beautiful. I love the combination of all the stamps.