Friday, December 2, 2011

Virginia's Birthday....

!!!!  Finally I have been able to find time to  make a birthday card and take part in Virgina's virtual birthday party.




Although Virginia doesn't know it she is very important to me as she taught me something with the very first card I ever uploaded.  I was sooooo nervous to join flickr.  But back on June 25, 2010 I decided to take the plunge and, with a tremendous amount of technical help from my kids, I up loaded this card:           

                                                 

And I received comments...and it was exciting to have people other than my family say nice things about my cards.  I immeadiately felt welcomed by the Hero Arts Flickr group.  And then, I received this comment from Virginia...."Congrat on being featured in Hero Arts Twitter! You started in this group with a bang! This card is super lovely with the acetate!" and I was thrilled with her compliments and completely baffled with her comment about "twitter"!  I had never heard of the term twitter and had no clue as to what she was talking about....so, I waited.  And waited.  And WAITED until one of my "teens" came home and filled me in on what twitter was....where it was located and how to find it in the Hero Arts group.   And, then I scrolled thru the twitters and Virginia was right!  I WAS MENTIONED O WOW O WOW O WOW!  It was just all so new, and so exciting.  And, now, here I am (still without a twitter account) but I upload cards, have made friends online (like Virginia) and have a blog!  And just the other day I received this comment on some posted ATC's from Virginia...."PERFECT design for Chris mas ATC!! Way to go, Sheila! Congrats on the Hero Arts Tweet!".  So, it just goes to show you.....when it comes to Virginia she is always "there" for all of us in the flickr group.  She consistently has an upbeat attitude and a kind comment to make.  So, thank you Virginia, for all the nice comments that you have made on my work in the 17 months that I have been in the the flickr group.  You have NO IDEA how much your kindness means to all of us who have had the pleasure to have "met" you online.  I wish you a very Happy Birthday and hope your birth day is the start of another wonderful year for you!  Take care and thank you for inviting me to your party!


Thank you all for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Be well,
Sheila

Stamp used is Hero Arts Outline Magnolia CG193 and Essential Messages CL371 

10 comments:

Barb said...

Shelia, I just commented on your last post and wanted you to know that it was so fun reading about the way that card was created.

Love Your card for Virginia! Beautiful colors, and the sentiment is perfect for her!

Virginia L. said...

Oh my, Sheila! I had NO idea that the nature of the little tweety bird in me is actually a GOOD thing!! It just goes with my nature as I love love to help and encourage fellow stampers! It warms my heart that you remember the all these little things. I am so deeply touched that you even quoted the two comments that I made! Beautiful composition you did! The colors are very eye catching with the doily details! Thank you SO much for making my birthday so very special!

Lisa said...

Beautiful card Sheila- How could Virginia not be thrilled! Love the flower off the corner like that and purple and green together is so awesome!

Tiffany said...

Aww...love reading this story, what a wonderfully kind tribute to Virginia! I know she is deeply touched and she will adore your card!

Sasha said...

Your card is beautiful Sheila, Virginia will be thrilled with it. Fabulous flower and a great sentiment!:)

Dawn said...

what a great post Sheila. Love your card for Virginia. She is such a wonderful lady

Brenda said...

A beautiful post Sheila and I adore your card with the beautifully colored flower! I am desperately trying to catch up and it's taking me forever!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Sheila your card is definitely going to celebrate Virginia's birthday in style!

bessanne said...

love the "you're fabulous!!"

Maureen Morton said...

I love this story, Sheila! Virginia is something else. I don't get "twitter", so could I borrow one of your kids? This card is just perfect for Virginia - bright and bold and unique. Love this. You make me smile.