Thursday, November 8, 2012

CASology 18

I've been distracted. Had ANOTHER family funeral yesterday. That's four cousins this year...Dang! My comfort in all of this is that while I will miss them for a number of years here on earth, I know the promises of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Because He lives, we shall also live. I will get an eternity (emphasis on eternity) in heaven with all those who have gone before. That is real comfort! I can hang on. The funeral was held in Oshkosh, WI, about a 2.5 hour drive from here. I did get a chance to see my dad and my sister Sue, and several other family members, so that was an upside to yesterday. I made one stop on the the way home....

I went to one of my favorite places -- My Paper Playground, in Oak Creek. Shout out to Sharon! Great store, and Sharon is wonderful. So if you live in the Milwaukee area -- GO!  MPP has great papers and goodies, and Sharon said that she's about to get some new stock in! MPP gets two thumbs up; check it out!

On to the challenge over at CASology.  The cue card this week is orange. Not so difficult. I managed to make a sweet little card, well, I think it's sweet! ; )  Do check out CASology. It's got a great design team, and the folks who participate make some inspiring cards! Here 'tis:


Sorry about the lighting. Not great lighting today...
Bazzill white cardstock, and orange from MPP. The vase and flowers are from Alley Way Stamps Awesome Blossom set, and the sentiment is from Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler. Copic marker for the vase, Versacolor orange for the flowers, with hand drawn stems. Just a smidge of Martha Stewart's orange glitter in the centers of the flowers. A couple of popdots under the fussy cut vase, and there it is. Took me maybe 15 minutes to make this! Happy dances everyone! 



23 comments:

Hannelie said...

You are so right! It IS Sweet!
(thanks for inspiring me with your comment - appreciated!)

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card and a big hug for you. Caroline xxx

Ardyth said...

Love this - modern and clean and perfectly CAS. And while I do not live in the Milwaukee area, I will be there for Thanksgiving weekend, so I may try to pop in to MPP. Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!

Happy Dance said...

You always say the nicest things! You are an inspiration. Have a great Thanksgiving, and also, there's a cute little place called Polka Dots in Mukwonago. Love CASology! Bev

Happy Dance said...

Love your card too! Isn't CASology a fun place to play?! Can't wait to see what you make next.

Happy Dance said...

Thanks for saying so Caroline, and thanks for the hugs. Just love CASology, don't you?!! Bev

Judy1223 said...

What a wonderful, happy card! Love the sparkle and the sentiment (do love the Paper Smooches sampler!). So sorry to hear of the loss of your cousin, but your faith will be your strength and your hope in the days to come. Thank God for that!

Rosemary said...

wonderful card, bev! so clean and crisp and the little bit of sparkle is fab! thanks for being such a loyal CASology player!!

Kim said...

FABulous card! It just makes me smile, so bright and festive and so perfect for a birthday! I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your family members, I know how hard that is. You are in my prayers.

Marybeth said...

So sorry about your loss of another family member. You are right about having many that go before you. It's good that you got in a visit with your dad, and a craft store. I'm sure that helped a bit.
Your card is beautiful ,lo e the way your orange flowers look. Beautiful layout too.
Both of my parents and all my relatives are from Milwaukee,Wi .

Happy Dance said...

Thanks Judy for your kind words of comfort. And I'm glad you like my bit of happy! Yep, PS sampler is the bomb!

Happy Dance said...

Hi Rosemary. I can't help playing at CASology! It's so much fun. Bev : )

Happy Dance said...

Thanks for your prayers, Kim. I'm glad you got a kick out of my card...I guess that's the point for us card makers, isn't it?! Stop by again soon. Bev

Happy Dance said...

Thanks for your kind words Marybeth. It was great to see my dad, and hear him sing at the church. Little memory triggers from my childhood. I hope you have the chance, on occasion to visit MKE. And I hope you can stop at MPP too! Btw, your work is beyond beautiful. Love to stop by your blog as often as I am able. Bev

Carol L said...

Love the little flowers and funky fonts too! So sorry for your loss......life really is too short.

Happy Dance said...

Thanks Carol. Life here on earth sure is short, but I am so thankful for the one I have. Thanks for stopping by Happy Dance this morning! Bev

Karin Åkesdotter said...

What a beautiful card! LOVE your flowers!
Have a wonderful week-end, hugs, Karin

Happy Dance said...

Thanks Karin. That TAWS stamp set is great. So many uses! Take care, Bev

Jean said...

What a lovely card ~ love the flowers (another set to add to wish list ~ smile). I am sorry you have had so many losses this year. Thanks for the tip about the store in Oak Creek (I live in Waukesha county), I'll have to check it out.

Happy Dance said...

Hey Jean! Do you go to Polka Dots out in Mukwonago? That's a great little place too! Thanks for your kind words about my family and my card. I do love those TAWS sets! Bev

Geri said...

Hey Bev! Thank you so much for stopping by and saying hello! It is so exciting when company comes calling!

Yes, winter has arrived...suddenly! I do love the change of season, although maybe not with such a punch!

Just took a lovely stroll through your blog and totally enjoyed your beautiful creations and your warm & friendly posts. I will defnitely be stopping by again soon :)

Happy crafting !

Happy Dance said...

Thanks Geri! I too, will be hitting up your blog on a regular basis! Your work is awesome. Isn't it great when you find a blog with work that just hits your heart?!! That's what yours has done for me. Hope your weather calms down a bit. I can wait for the snow, though I must admit, I don't mind the cooler weather. : ) Take care and "see" you soon! Bev

Jen W. said...

Love those fabulous sparkly flowers! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!