Saturday, September 14, 2013

Have you seen...

No, wait. I think that most of us crafters have, at one time or another, used the kitchen/dining room table as our main craft area, and stuffed our supplies in whatever containers and drawers and closets were available. Or dug out a corner of the basement which is dark and cold. We patiently wait for our children to give up their play rooms, or after they finish college and are permanently out of the house (boohoo), to set up a former bedroom as our craft space. I got lucky 12+ years ago when we bought our current home. One of the former bedrooms had been converted into an office/pass through space. You have to walk right through the middle of my craft room to get to the family room. It's a little awkward, but really, it's a large enough space to put all my stuff in...it works. I can create here. I'm blessed. 

BUT!!!!,  have you seen this latest post from Ardyth????!!!!! Her craft room is a dream. Seriously. I'm almost motivated to haul everything out of here, run to Home Depot, get new paint, order some nice cabinetry and countertops, have my electrician friend Dennis come and put in amazing lighting....well, you get the idea. And it ain't happening. At least not yet. But Ardyth's space...*sigh*....a perfect example for me. Light and bright and organized. If you're still reading this post, stop now and head over to her blog, MASKerade. Oh, and don't forget to come back! teehee

And speaking of Ardyth...I've got a card for this week's Muse Challenge. Totally fell in love with the inspiration card made by Therese Calvird. You will too!






I love the emotions this card evokes. It is dreamy. And my take:


I'll let you decide what this means to you and not interject my own thoughts here...
I used some lovely light blue cardstock of unknown origin. The cloud and frame are Bazzill scraps from my giant scrap box. A little wood veneer jet from Studio Calico, a teeny bit of random beige twine, Memento ink, and the sentiment is from Casual Fridays with the "I" masked off. I cut the frame with my Cameo, and the cloud was embossed with an LC folder, and cut with a MB cloud die. Hope your Saturday is delightful, with boatloads of happy dances.




32 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Thank you for your kind compliments about my craft room. I love that I've tricked you all into thinking I'm very organized. You should see it today! I am very fortunate to have such a nice bright and big space to work in, for sure! Love your take on this week's Muse - very airy and a perfect sentiment on your frame! Thanks for playing with this week's Muse!

Hannelie said...

I also swooned after I saw Ardyth's craft room!
Its fabulous!
Love your dreamy blue card Bev! Stunner...

mypapercraftworld said...

I swooned and sighed too, Bev ... isn't it simply glorious? We're next door neighbours here at Muse(how fun would that be IRL?) ... and now I'm sighing and swooning at your dreamy delight ... and simply imagining! Anita :)

Bobby said...

I went to visit Ardyth's room and it is a great space. I'm sure yours is too, or you wouldn't be inspired to make such great cards.

Shirley N said...

Wonderful CAS card!

Jenny @ I-dream-in-paper.blogspot.co.uk said...

Fab simple card. Love the twine touch. Jenny

lostinpaper said...

What a wonderful card! I Love your polaroid window and you know that I am a big fan of wood embellies (and I'm thinking that maybe now I *need* this set too lol).

Kim Heggins said...

Thank you for the link to Ardyth's craft room, what a treat that was to peek inside. Your card is just amazing, I love how you used the Polaroid frame to showcase your plane, so sweet.

Karen M said...

Love your beautiful card - such a pretty scene you have created:) hugs xx

Kylie said...

Thank you for the reminder to visit Ardyth's blog. Her space is quite gorgeous. :)

Speaking of gorgeous - so is your card. I love the soft colours. The small frame with the miss you, I just love. And the wee bit of twine is the perfect touch.

Thank you for the inspiration! :)

Jackie said...

Bev your card is so serene and has such an open clean look. Great take on the Muse challenge!

cm said...

Ardyth's craftroom is fabulous! One of these days...(lottery win, please!). My 'room' is exactly as you described: corner of the kitchen counter, spilling onto the table, with everything stored in little containers, and stacked daily onto a wee book shelf. Pretty basic, but it works (whoops, shouldn't say that!). Your card is also as you described: soft, dreamy, serene - and this coming from someone who is not a fan of planes! You have me reminiscing about some of our far-away travels (like Nepal). Love the simple images that evoke such deep emotions! Happy Sunday to you!!
c

shirley-bee said...

Isn't Ardyth's craft room fabulous! I'm just making the leap from the dining table to the spare room, but it will never look like Ardyth's!

Love the card with the textured cloud and the little wooden plane.

Lyndal said...

FABulous card Bev - LOVE your interpretation of the MUSE card. This would fit perfectly with Little Red Wagons Frame It Challenge too - http://lilredwagon.blogspot.com.au/2013/09/frame-it.html

sandie said...

fab card Bev, I love the little plane......and I hear it is your Birthday today.......have a good one x

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Beautiful card! Love the pretty blue and white together!

Your friend, Jackie, says it's a special day for you!
So..Happy Birthday!!!!!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Bev, first off Happy Birthday my friend I didn't know. I hope that you have a fabulous day and many many more!

Your muse card is perfect I love your take on it with that fun airplane heading somewhere fabulous I assume!

shirley-bee said...

Just popping back to wish you a happy birthday, and I've left you a card on my blog :)

Marybeth said...

Happy Birthday Bev!!!! Happy Birthday to You! A little birdie named Darnell told us it was your birthday.

Love your airplane card great take on the sketch!

Hope you have a fun day and get lots of craft supplies.

Shannon J said...

Hello Bev!! My friends Carol and Geri (yup, I'm throwing them under the bus!) told me it was your birthday today!!! Hope you have a lovely day, and hope you're doing a "happy dance" all day long!!! I made you a little card for your special day - it's over on my blog - pop on over why you have a sec! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Neets B said...

What a creative interpretation, and I love your embossed cloud :)

Inkyfingers said...

Happy Birthday Bev and I hope you have a wonderful day.
Thanks for the link to that gorgeous craftroom - so organised!.

I love your take on this card today. So CAS and poignant somehow?

Geri said...

WINNER, WINNER.....without a doubt! Bev, this is stunning! Every single detail is amazing! Totally a magazine worthy card dear friend! Love the Polaroid frame and the vast blue space that totally captures the "miss you" feeling!

Joyce said...

A little birdie told me it was your birthday--so--HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I hope you had a day of crafty fun with everything that makes you happy. Your card is just super, and is perfect for evoking that 'someone is missing from my life' feeling.

Lori said...

Fabulous! Love how you arranged the elements with the Polaroid style frame.

Craftychris said...

Love the simplicity of this card, fabulous! Am here from Anita's blog. Happy Birthday for yesterday! xx

Bobby said...

Aha, A late birthday present. What you may ask? An honorable mention for your wonderful card over at Muse. Congratulations!

mypapercraftworld said...

How's that for keeping the celebrations going my friend ... an HM from Muse with this dreamy delight! Anita :)

cm said...

Woo hoooo!! Congrats on the HM at Muse! So glad it received recognition!
c

Kim S said...

I so love your interpretation of the Muse! Flying off to a dreamy vacation!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

How fun to be catching up with what I missed and see this brilliant and fun card and then see that you received an HM (as if you wouldn't!) from MUSE! Way to go, Bevie! I hope you had an amazing birthday with no YKWs!! Hugs, Darnell

Joan B said...

ooh. love this one