Saturday, July 13, 2013

Couldn't Resist Any Longer

It was no use. I've given in. I couldn't help it. And I'm blaming Geri over at Manitoba Stamper. Yes, that's right. Arriving by the mail (or by another 'present truck') in a few days is my heart's desire....at least as far as electronic die cutting machines go...a brand spankin' new Silhouette Cameo!!!!!! Geri let me know that there was a sale going on, and I just couldn't resist that?!! Currently I have a Cricut Expressions, which is fine, but I've found it has it's limits. It's still in good working order, so as soon as box arrives with my new baby, I'll be taking the Cricut up to church for use by Sunday school teachers, and all those who come for the monthly Scrap & Stamp (every 3rd Saturday from noon-7p.m.). Hmmmm....now I'm wondering if I should have paid extra for the expedited shipping.....no...I need to practice some patience. Lol.

Had a very nice anniversary, and a big thank you for all of you who sent such nice wishes. I am blessed by the numerous friends I have made through this wonderful world of card making and blogging and I treasure each and every one of you. Big hugs.

Now onto today's card. I have had a new set of stamps from Neat & Tangled, which I have been dying to ink up. Today was the day. They've got a sweet challenge over there, and since I now have one of their stamp sets (which is not required, btw, to play along), I thought I'd play. Check out the Little Tangles blog for all the deets!



I'm also playing along with Color Throwdown.  They have the most delicious color palette chosen by the delightful and inspiring Lori and I couldn't resist. Not only that, but they're celebrating their Fifth Year anniversary. Big congrats to them! They're celebrating with a fantastic prizes, and all you have to do is play along! Check out the colors below, then party along with them!



And here's my take:



I've used a white Bazzill for the card base, scraps out the both the pattern box, and the card stock box, a smidgen of twine from Timeless Twine, SU black ink for the 'Sparkle and Shine' part of the sentiment, and the rest of the sentiment is computer generated. The diamonds are also from N&T's Sparkle and Shine set. The large diamond was stamped with Rubber Stampede ink, and SU black for the small diamond on a teensy blue scrap. MME enamel dots and that's the whole shebang! Happy dances everyone.

16 comments:

Loll Thompson said...

LOVE IT! So sweet! Great design ... love the colors and your mix of designer papers! Loll xx

Geri said...

...hey pal...how exciting to jump on the Silhouette bandwagon together!!! I just wish mine would get here before mid August :)

Awesome Sparkle & Shine! I can't believe how perfectly the wee scraps of tid-bits match the challenge combo!

Perfectly balanced elements, lovin' the three enamel dots!

Jackie said...

Whoo Hoo, congrats on getting a new Silouette Cameo! I LOVE mine.

Your card really captures all the colors in the challenge really well. The 3 strips of patterned paper in the circle look great!

Lori said...

What a fun birthday card! Love the three different patterned strips behind the large diamond image. Thanks for joining us for the CTD's anniversary celebration!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, man, not you, too! And, Geri? She didn't tell me, but I know she was thinking about it. You two will be making even more fantastic cards that are WAAAAY out of my league with that magic machine!

In the meantime, you've conjured up some old-fashioned magic for this fantastic number, Bevie! Love it! Glad to hear you had a lovely anniversary!!

Kim Heggins said...

Happy Anniversary a few days late, I hope you had a wonderful time with your sweetie. Congrats on getting a Silhouette Cameo...I love, love, love mine! I know there are so many more things I need to learn to use it more but I still love it. Now onto your card, it is just beautiful and such a fun birthday card. Too cute!

Kylie said...

You will LOVE the cameo! It is fantastic. Cannot wait to see what you create with it.

As for today's card - WOW! Beautiful! I wish I could create cards like you do!

Hope you have a fantastic day!

Barbara said...

This is so cute! What a great take on the challenge colors! Thanks so much for playing along and helping us celebrate!

~amy~ said...

Congrats on your new Cameo!!!!!!

What a fun and festive card! Thanks for joining us at Little Tangles!

mypapercraftworld said...

You can't wait for your Silhouette to arrive?? I can't wait to see what you do with it!! I just know I'm going to 'need' one!

This is wonderful, Bev ... what a fantastic combination of patterned papers ... the enamel dots and touch of twine are a perfect finishing touch ... a delight!

Anita :)

Kim S said...

It's so good of you to give a lonely Cameo a happy home! And I love the way you have used patterns behind the gems!!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

This is a 'gem' of a card! Great bold colours and patterns and lots of fun texture with the twine and those dots (I can't find them anywhere!)

Tammy Hershberger said...

What a fun design! Love the diamonds! Thanks for helping us celebrate at The Color Throwdown!

Ren-Yi said...

Congrats on the Cameo - i may be a tinge jealous! ;) Love your bright fun blingy card. perfect to feel special on a special day. Thanks for playing along with Little Tangles.

cm said...

Hi Bev - I'm soooo far behind with my commenting on my 'absolutely special people' blogs, but here I am! We're in Bend, nestled in our little rental unit. Bliss! LOVE your card with the sparkle and bling! Neat and Tangled also now added to my wish list!! Perfect card for the challenges! Hugs to you - and I feel just a 'bit closer' now that I'm in your wonderful country!!
c

Darnell J Knauss said...

Popping back, Bevie, to congratulate you on being one of the winners at Color Throwdown!! Woot!!