Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Monday, Tuesday, Craftday....

No appointments today. Ahhhh.....So instead of today being Wednesday, it's really craft day. In about 10 days, I have overnight guests (son, dil, grandkids x 3) and then grandma is taking them all to the airport so they can catch a plane to Disneyworld. Wish I were going with them. Can you imagine their faces when they see the Magic Kingdom for the first time? They're little-ish. Six, five and three. I can just see them all having a great time and being in full-blown awe at the whole experience. Daddy had better text me lots of photos! But before they get here, I have a few things to get done around the house. It will all get done in time; I'm not worried. And I'm excited to have a sleepover here with the kidlets. I've got lots of grandchildren. Seriously. It's getting to the point where I'm beginning to lose count. 18 or 19? Not stopping to count today, but I'm pretty sure I'm going on 19. I can highly recommend grandchildren. While I won't trade any of mine, I sincerely suggest that you have a houseful of them--as your age permits--some of you are still in the kids-at-home stage. There are two set of little and big ones over in the Twin Cities. I see that Southwest is having a sale on airfare, so am thinking of going over for a weekend next month. Could be a blast (and a little exhausting, but in a good way)! We'll see how things go around here...

Made a card last night, but waited till today to photograph it. I wanted to play along with the Paper Smooches Sparks challenge. It's Designer Draft week over there with a great sketch:

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With all of the gloomy weather we're having, I needed something bright and colorful. It is not CAS. That card will come later. And taking Susan's advice, I hauled out my stash of brads and bent the little legs right off, using them as sort of enamel dots. See what you think:


SU white card base and black ink. Scraps of orange and green dp. Scraps of blue, orange, and brown (for the 'coffee'). Washi tape from Michael's, PS Hot Concoctions stamps, and for the sentiment I used Studio G ink. Sorry about the lighting. Much to rainy and gloomy to get a better shot.

8 comments:

mypapercraftworld said...

Ooh ... a craft day, Bev ... how simply splendid ... and you did this happy card even before you started it! Love the bright, summery washi tape and the vibrant blue ... the enamel dots work perfectly with the dotty washi!

Grand-kidlets must be a bit like nephews and nieces ... loads of fun, adventures galore, some yummy treats and when they (and you) are exhausted, you get to give them back to their parents!!

Anita :)

Geri said...

Love, love, love the colors - kind of reminds me of the posters we had stuck all over our bedroom walls when we were teenagers (just a few short years ago...NOT!)

The legless brads are doing a great job imitating enamel dots!

I gotta know...are the cups paper pieced and three seperate images that you placed perfectly a tad bit askew to create such a fun, whimsical look?

Love this washi collection :)

cm said...

Perfect card to brighten up a gloomy day! You've done it for me, especially since we're under a 'snowfall warning' here! Your coffee cups, sentiment, colours, layout all add up to one thing: winning combination! And using the brads as enamel dots: brilliant! Added that to my must try list!
Have a wonderful Saturday! Hope the skies clear...
c

cm said...

Bev, you did it! You're a featured player with this card! Yayyyy!! Congrats! Your win is starting my day off with a smile; I can only imagine what it will do for yours! Happy Dance!!
c

Larissa Heskett said...

I am LOVING your take on the challenge!! Such FUN details!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

mypapercraftworld said...

Yippee! Hooray! Whoo-hoo! Bev ... congratulations on being a Featured Player with this happy card! Happy dances my friend! Anita :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I know I'm a bit late leaving a comment--- LOOOOOOOOOVE your take on this sketch! I love those trio of cups and the papers are PERFECT:)

THANKS for joining in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I know I'm a bit late leaving a comment--- LOOOOOOOOOVE your take on this sketch! I love those trio of cups and the papers are PERFECT:)

THANKS for joining in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!!