Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Snippets of time

That's all the time I have for the rest of this week and much of the next. Just a few snippets. Things to do, people to see, places to go. The usual summer (well...almost summer....) craziness. Good craziness though. And I needed to get a card made for our daughter. You'd love Jeanne. She's sweet and smart and rather nice. Much like her dad, she' also a bit of a workaholic. But in the way that makes her a valuable and loyal employee, and somehow, she finds time for the most important things in her life--family, friends, and yes, fun!

The Paper Smooches Sparks Trend Watch this week is "Gold". Stumped me for a bit, but the slow pings banged, gave me a migraine, banged some more, and finally dropped an idea on my desk. I knew I had saved some bits of one of my favorite blue dps, and I also knew that I was saving it for Jeanne's card. And after a bit more futzing, it came together.


This is what I made for Jeanne's birthday.


It's an overcast day here, and in spite of my best efforts, the almost yellow beige looks way too yellow here. I did my best to cool it down, but then the blues get funky. Achhhh.... So I have no clue as to who made the papers...every single piece is a scrap. The gold ink is from Stampabilities. there's a few bits of gold thread wrapped around the card too. The flower is random, but I love these and knew that they'd match my card. All stamps are from Paper Smooches -- Word Salad and Hot Concoctions. And that's about it. I wish I could find more of this paper...Happy dances all.

13 comments:

Hannelie said...

Really classy and beautiful work Bev!

Houses Built of Cards said...

So pretty! LOVE that soft blue with the gold! So glad you played along with us this week at Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!!

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cm said...

I second Hannelie: classy and beautiful, with a heavy helping of pretty and lovely added! Your daughter will LOVE this (hmmm...your description of her reveals she takes after her mom - you!) Perfect for the PS Challenge and perfect for Jeanne, your special girl! Enjoy the 'snippets' of all the wonderful things calling upon your time!
c

mypapercraftworld said...

Ok, this is a gasp-gorgeous delight, Bev ... love the soft blue with the little touches of gold, it's so elegant and feminine ... Jeanne is sure to be bowled over by it!

I was so struggling with PS Sparks this week and now you and your pings have inspired me ... thank you! Hoping to find a couple of snippets of time to create something too!

Anita :)

Bobby said...

I can see why you love that paper. It makes a gorgeous card.

Kim S said...

So beautiful!!

Loll Thompson said...

Love the blue and gold together. Gorgeous card. Loll :)

Geri said...

Jeanne is going to absolute adore and treasure this card forever!

Hmmm...much like her dad, she's a bit of a workaholic...perhaps you meant to say her "MOM"! I would bet that you out work all of us combined on any given day!

Your card is so rich and elegant with the little snippets of gold scattered about. You tied everything together perfectly, especially love the gold thread!

Don't overdo it this weekend dear friend. Make sure you take time for a bit of a rest! Enjoy the fun craziness :)

Kylie said...

Such a pretty card, Bev! Happy birthday to your daughter too. I am sure she will love it! The DP is so lovely!
Good luck with the PS Challenge too. :)

Jamie said...

This is such a pretty card! I love the thread you wrapped around the card. I am so glad you played along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge this week:)

Larissa Heskett said...

Loving your Fun card design and take on the Gold Challenge!! THANKS so much for joining us over on the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge Blog and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

Kim Heggins said...

This is so sweet. I love your touches of gold and it looks stunning with your background paper. Have a classy look to it.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! This is a beautiful card-- I LOVE the accents of gold hearts and papers! I bet Jeanne loved this card-- Happy birthday!! Psalm 118:24

THANKS so much for joining in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS Trend Watch challenge! Hope you stop by and join in the fun this week!!!