Friday, April 5, 2013

Happy BARB-Day!!!!!!

Did you know it's a holiday today?  Well, it is in the Crafty Gals blog group.  Today is BARB-Day!  It's a day where we get to celebrate Barb!!!  Now the goal of our project is to go to Barb's blog (which is FABULOUS by the way) and find something there for inspiration and then create something and post it on the day...which is TODAY...which is BARB-Day!! 

First off, you must go visit Barb's blog - Inking Into Retirement.  Once you spend - oh, say 30 seconds - on her blog, you'll see what a huge undertaking and difficult task it is to find inspiration!  Why?  Because EVERYTHING is AMAZING!!!!!  I don't think Barb has ever made anything that looks bad EVER!  To pick out one card was an impossible task for me.  So I gave up.  I must confess that I did get it narrowed down to 2 cards...but I could never decide which to use so I tossed up my hands and put up the white flag in defeat. 

I decided to make a card based on Barb.  There are so many directions I could have gone because there are so many wonderful things about Barb...here's a few things I was thinking:
  • Barb is an avid gardener - and I even found out that she has a greenhouse!  This impressed me because I can't even keep silk flowers looking good.
  • Barb loves animals...she even recently attended a Fur-Ball (you'll have to ask her about that one...LOL!!!).  I love animals too - guess that's why everything I make has at least 1 kitty hair on it.
  • Barb loves the outdoors....I do too but while Barb would be hiking around, I would be sitting on my swing reading.
The list could go on and on....but there is one thing that kept sticking out to me - Barb is just FUN!  She's the type of person that if you were having a get together - her name would be at the top of the invite list and everyone would call and ask you "is Barb going to be there" before they would commit to coming.  So that's what I did - a fun image and card. 

So Barb, my friend, this is how you've inspired me...which color and fun and a bit of silly and whimsy.  I hope I did you justice.

 
Happy Barb-Day!

15 comments:

Melina said...

Oh my goodness how cute! I love your title! That is so adorable! I think you hit it out of the park for this challenge :)

Barb said...

Zella--your post is great! I love all of the kind words and you have no idea of how many "bad" cards I have created--they have not made their way to my blog--but there are some there too!

Love the card you made--I love that stamp--and I do have it! Great card too.

Thanks so much for being a part of this fun group!

Hillary Harris said...

Oh Zella this is too cute! Where did you get that image?!

Tammy said...

Cute card, love the fun image and great polkadots!

Tracie Rollins said...

Happy Barb-day to you too! Love that funny cow! Hilarious!

Becky said...

What a happy and fabulous card! This would put a smile on anyones face.

Asha said...

Oh this is toooo cute! Made me chuckle - I needed that!
Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Zella, I think you have captured perfectly who Barb is... and you've created a fun and adorable card!

Sassy said...

What fun! I love and want that image (where is it from?). Too darn cute1

Laura said...

This is fantastic Zella! I love the silly cow image, just too cute!

Dawn Barrett said...

Barb-day...too, too, too clever!

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

OMG. That is one of the funniest images I have ever seen. Love your layout and that patterned paper.

Lela said...

LOL! This is AWESOME! I would definitely guess "Barb" inspiration with this one, what fun colors and image

Lynn McAuley said...

Who could resist a toast from a cow in a bikini!! Fun and fabulous, Zella!

Gardner's Basket said...

Zella, perfect way to show some love to Barb. You brought her love of animals and pattern paper together to make one fantastic card.