Thursday, April 11, 2013

Doesn't a beach sound good right about now?

Or a cruise, or a baseball game in a warm and sunny ballpark? We've had rain every day this week, and while I don't mind so much, I miss the sun. I guess I will content myself with card making. A pretty darn good alternative.

Had an appointment this morning with my NP in my neurologist's office (yes, they did find a brain...) and things are okay as far as migraines go. More importantly, going up to Oak Creek gave me the opportunity to stop in by Sharon, who owns My Paper Playground. Hi Sharon!! I did a little shopping, lots of visiting with her, and had a great time. If you live anywhere near Milwaukee, you've got to make it a point to stop there. She's got a website, so you can easily find your way there physically or webbily. Well worth a stop!

So, (I know, I say "so" a lot, sorry) (I actually write pretty much like I speak, only without the naughty words that sometimes escape...) today I wanted to make a card for CASology. Here's the cue card:



I love to travel, but then who doesn't?... If I could go anywhere in the world right this minute, I'd go and see my kids in the Twin Cities and Madison. I'm feeling the need for a little grandma time. But that's not happening today. What is happening, is card making. Again, not a bad second choice. And I like what I made.


Bazzill white card stock. Memento inks on the flags, which are really the PTI Square Prints. I tore a piece of vellum, cut out a ship's wheel with my Cricut, and the cloud is a MB die. Computer font. And that's all I've got for now. Happy dances everyone.

15 comments:

Kim Heggins said...

oh, this is just so much fun and I agree, beach, cruise or baseball game! Your card makes me want to be outside and I am not an outside person at all. Your flags are just perfect on your rope, love it!

xiumaiyuki said...

I like what you made, too! So fresh and breezy. Totally fitting for the 80 plus weather we've been getting here. :)

Geri said...

This sentiment totally rocks this card! Dream...go...brilliant! I will definitely be borrowing this one!

Love the 'flags'! I might be way out in left field with this, but doesn't the navy use patterned flags for signalling?

:)

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love the use of the squares and the nautical feel of this! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

mypapercraftworld said...

Sooo inspired, Bev ... love the nautical square flags paired with the ship's wheel ... ahh, sun, sea, blue sky ... it evokes them all! Anita :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is a wowza, Bevie! You and Geri have dialed in the nautical themed cards to perfection!!

Barb Ghig said...

I love your nautical theme and color palette...fabulous card!

cm said...

I hear you, Bev - you need some grandma time, and I need some Aunty C time. Even though I'm old enough to be a grandma, I don't have kids, but being an Aunty = my best job EVER!!. Your card is wonderful, as is your post! Hope you have a chance to see the grandkids soon and spoil them a whole, whole bunch...and then repeat...
c

cm said...

Hi Bev - thanks so much for commenting on my retro garden (still lots o'learning to happen with me!). I used two sets that are super-duper adorable: the flowers are from The Alley Way Stamps "Petal Pushers" and the butterfly from Paper Smooches "Flap Happy." If you have a chance to scope out their sites, do so..wonderful 'whimsical' stamps (perfect for grand-children cards!!).
Off to the 'big city' to shop for kitchen countertops...
Enjoy your day - happy dancing!
c

Jen W. said...

This card is fabulous! Love the bold pops of colour from the flags and the sentiment is perfect. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Tracey McNeely said...

Bev all fantastic, love the banner and the wheel! Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

Maureen Merritt said...

The details on this card are fabulous! The cloud, banners and wheel really make the whole card come together. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

lucyscraftycards said...

such a fun card - love the colours!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Popping back to happy dance with you, Bevie, for the wonderful HM from CASology!!

mypapercraftworld said...

Happy Dances and congratulations, Bev, for your HM at CASology ... yippee ... ping ping! Anita :)