Thursday, May 2, 2013

Thanks

I'd like to say thanks to Jen Mitchell for her kind and absolutely wonderful help with my blogging problem. I had wanted to install a few more blog buttons (third party buttons with no copyable code beneath them) on my right side bar, but after numerous tries, I still couldn't get it to work. With Jen's precise and concise directions, everything worked like a charm on the first try! So thank you Jen. In a thank you email to her, I promised to pay the directions forward, so if anybody out there needs them, shoot me an email, and I will get them out to you. The people I've met in Blogland are truly sweet.

Another thank you goes out to Suzanne over at the cardyard. Many of us played along with her Ugly Card fun on April Fools Day, remember?  We uploaded our cards and laughed all day! It was just a hoot. She also, without telling us beforehand, put together a prize package that went to one random winner. Wasn't that sweet?! I was so surprised when my number came up, and even more surprised when the package arrived. Chock a block full of enough goodies to make my head spin. So thank you Suzanne.

Before I started blogging, I was numbered among those who thought it was weird to hear people refer to their "blog friends". They (the people in the blogosphere) weren't real to me, and I didn't understand all the fuss. Then I started blogging, and found it to be a very real place full of wonderful, kind, and special friends. So a big thank you goes out to all of you in blogland for making this a great place to spend time in. Glad I'm getting to know you.

Today I saw Paulina's colors for the super fast, super fun 10 Minute Craft Dash, and a bit later I saw the sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch. I wondered if I could play at both challenges with one card. Yep. Totally possible. Here are the colors and the sketch:

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Whenever I play at the 10MCD, I think awhile first. Then I go gather my colors; in papers, in embellishments, in washi, in buttons, in ribbons...you get the idea. At first I tried making a flower intending to use a big bling or brad for its center. That thing hit the recycle bin really fast. Bleccchhhh! Once I concentrated more on the sketch, having gotten my supplies piled high, it was a bit easier. Except for the smaller focal point of the sketch. Then, ping!!!! Could you hear the reverberations? I laid out my supplies in logical order and did a dry run. Bam. Set the timer and did it for real. Took me 8 minutes 13 seconds. Dang, how easy was that?! You should try these together, way fun.


White Bazzill card base, a scrap of coralish, a polka dot scrap, and two pieces of kraft. One for the circle which is stamped with the Avery Elle Bright Days sunburst, and the other is beneath the polka dotted strip.  I punched out the sunburst smaller than it really is, and mounted a layered brad from MME on top of it, added one section of some random lace and adhered it to the panel. A PTI sentiment from Birthday Bash with SU ink, and that's it. Sooo fast. Soooo fun. You try it now. Happy dances everyone.

16 comments:

cm said...

This beauty in under 9 minutes? Impressive and gorgeous! After 9 minutes I'd still be gluing the first layer to the base! Pretty, +++!!
c

Darnell J Knauss said...

Well said about blogging friends, Bevie! My "blog" friends are very much "real" friends to me and, often, keep in touch better than my nonblog friends!!

Excellent job on combining both challenges and making such a beautiful card in under 10 minutes!! I am gobsmacked by that unique circle design you made!!

Bobby said...

Blogland is a happy land to live in. I never would have believed it a few years ago. Your under 10 minute card looks great!

Geri said...

You've definitely created.... are you ready for this....a "dash"-ing card in under 10 minutes! Wow - the focal point medallion is so "gobsmackingly magnificent", especially the wee trim of lace!

Three cheers for blogging buddies! Cool things is that no matter what time of day it is, someone is always awake and blogging somewhere in the world :)

C Wu said...

great post!

Lyndal said...

Gorgeous combo of papers Bev & beautiful focal point!
So glad you joined in the fun at the 10 Minute Craft Dash - hope to see you again soon :)

mypapercraftworld said...

Hear hear, Bev, on all you said about the blogsphere ... it IS such a fabulous place full of wonderful people!

You amaze me with your skill and talent at putting together any card in under 10 minutes ... and this one takes the biscuit ... pretty, dimensional and totally yummy ... and you used up existing supplies ... awesome my friend! Anita :)

Paulina said...

I love the blog community and all of my amazing blog friends. :) So happy you've been able to make some wonderful blog friends!

This card is beautiful. You showcased the colors beautifully! Thank you for joining in this 10 Minute Craft Dash, Bev!

Patrice said...

Great take on the sketch - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2013/05/52-card-pickup-218.html

Suzanne said...

You are SO very welcome! I am so happy that the box arrived and that you're using it! YAY!!! I love this card, too!

Kim Heggins said...

Stunning card Bev and you completed it in less than 10 minutes, wow!

cassie said...

love this! I also try and think a lot ahead to save time when the timer is running!
Thanks for joining us at the 10 Minute Craft Dash - hope you join us again soon!

donna mikasa said...

What a fun take on the sketch--love your medallion! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS(E) this Sketch!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love the clean modern brad and the vintage looking lace - a wonderful contrast in these gorgeous colours!Thank you for playing along with us at CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

Hannelie said...

That piece of lace just do it for me!
Blessed to have you as a blog friend!

lostinpaper said...

These colours and this sketch are perfect together!
Thanks so much for sharing at CAS(E) this Sketch this week!