Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Why is it?

Why is it that as the holidays approach, that we seem to get busier? So many things to do, and so much less time. I could make a list. I could describe appointments, baking and cooking and cleaning, shopping, and the like, but you all know how busy it is without me telling you. There all the things we have to do, and then there are the things we want to do. And amid the haves and the wants some perspective is in order. The Biblical account of Mary and Martha comes to mind. My first priority, no matter the season or "busy-ness", is to put God first in my life and everything else follows well and good. So that's what I'm going to try to do.

I wanted to make cards today. The rest of the week is iffy. Too much going on, including an overnight trip to watch the grandkids in Madison -- and I get to watch the new baby too!! So while I have the time, I'm popping in three cards for three challenges. My first card goes into CASology, where Geri G. is Guest Designer over there this week. The cue card is "Triangle."


This is a "well-shut-my-mouth" card. Darn clever!! 

My card goes something like this:




You might ask where the triangles are...well, some are on the paper airplane, and if you really think about it, all the stars on the scrap of dp are made up of them too! That was a happy accident, finding that dp in my scrapbox. I was actually looking for a cloudish paper, but this blue struck my fancy. The stamps and die for the paper airplane are all LF and stamped with black SU ink.

Next up, I have a card for Seize the Sketch, a challenge I've been wanting to play in, but haven't had the chance until today. 


Very cool sketch. I can see using this one again. Since I wanted to make some little girl cards, this worked out well.


It's a prettier pink than it shows, and it actually is somewhere in between the 3-petaled flower and the bottom half of the strip above the polka dots.  Scraps again, both the cardstock and the dp. The felt flowers are from SU, and the stamp is Imaginisce. Studio G ink. Pretty darn easy. And I think a young lady will like this one. 

And last but not least, I am playing along with the Lawnscaping Challenge, where the sentiment is to be made the focal point of the card. 


I liked the idea so much, that after I finish this post, I'm hoping to make one more card along these lines. We'll see how it goes...


All the stamps and the little smiley face are LF, of course. A scrap of white for the speech bubble, some Kaiser Craft dp, and the navy polka dot strip down the left side is a sticker from Fancy Pants. Jenni Bowlin Spice Tin ink, and a smidge of Studio G. Oh, and an MFT die.
So that's it for today. Happy dances everyone.



36 comments:

Lorraine said...

you have some beautiful elegant cards here

mypapercraftworld said...

Hey, we're next-door-but-one neighbours at CASology, my friend! First in response to your first paragraph ... Amen, me too. Next, your cards. Paper plane ... wow, inspired, gorgeous, so fresh, I love it! Those felt flowers are a complete delight and the colours are amazing! Love the cool nature of your thanks card ... that wee little smiley is so cute! Wherever your week takes you, Bev, have a good one! Anita :)

Bobby said...

It is a busy time and I'm so glad you had some crafty time. And you made the best of it - three cards done - all of them great for their challenges. Have fun with the grands, and keep dancing.

Kylie said...

I'm sorry I have been missing in action! I've been missing seeing your cards and posts too. These are wonderful cards, Bev. Happy dancing to you today!

OH Babs said...

Well I'll be dang that is one cute card.

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome cards, dearie!!

Kelly Griglione said...

Bev, so glad you squeezed some time in for cards ... definitely a time for happy dancing : ) That field of stars was meant to be ... so very dynamic with the paper airplane!

Tracey McNeely said...

Bev I love all of your projects, you have been busy. So happy that you have joined us as our Guest Designer this week at CASology!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Always awesome to see your creations!! Love that designer paper too, such a fun way to add some whimsy. This time of year always puts things in perspective, it is as Martha S. Would say "A GOOD Thing."

wienerhoneymooners said...

.....ps thanks for visiting your friends at CASology!!

Shannon J said...

Yup, I agree that Geri's card is "well shut my mouth"!! Amazing, isn't it?! And you know what, I would say the same thing about these three! Especially using a paper airplane and stars to incorporate your triangles. Brilliant!

Kim Heggins said...

You have been a very busy bee...I love all your cards and your CASology card is simply fabulous, a paper airplane so stinkin' clever is all I have to say!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Eek! I'm on happy dance overload, Bevie, but in a good way! A very, very good way!!

The triangle cards are, as you said, "shut-my-mouth, darn clever!" The little girl pink card is little girl pink phenomenal! And the smiley face thank you is like a fun composition book to be sent to let someone know the sender is really, really, really, REALLY, really, really, really appreciative!!

See what I mean? LIKE WOW!! Enjoy the next few days and especially the time in Madison with the little ones - and even a BABY!! Hugs, Darnell

Darnell J Knauss said...

Just to be clear, I meant that your triangle card is ALSO as shut-my-mouth darn clever as (I agree with you) Geri's is! xxoo

Joyce said...

Wow and wow. So many amazing cards on this blog post. I know you said you were busy, but you have made good use of every minute you had to make cards. I love them all.

Cathy Weber said...

That hot pink card just jumped right out at me! I love it, especially with the felt pieces. You totally nailed the sketch with this one!

Julia Aston said...

3 lovely creations! love the flight of the paper airplane!

Stacey Schafer said...

such great cards, Bev! so glad you join us at Seize the Sketch!

~amy~ said...

Lovin' all of your cards! Great to see how the STS challenge inspired you!

sally said...

Great cards! It's funny that you used the paper aeroplane as I considered that one too, also the fact that snow is a whole series of triangles...funny that :-)

Sally

Geri said...

...my turn to return the "well-shut-my-mouth-way-BEYOND-clever" comment because your triangle card is definitely en route to the winner's circle! Clever, fabulously clean and simple, and chuck full of triangles!!!

Your felt flower card glows with happiness - the colors and the felt flowers are going to make one of grandma's little sweeties VERY happy!

And your third card - another clean and simple beauty that totally draws all the attention to the sentiment - especially so with the single aqua colored 'thanks'! The spots and checks are the perfect supporting cast!

Love them all pal :)

Melissa said...

Good grief, Bev! You stamped more cards than I've been getting done on my "normal" weeks lately! :) They're all fantastic too!
Love that CASology interpretation! A paper airplane is definitely a triangle and stars...let's just say I had that very thought cross my mind too when I was trying to figure out what to do for this week's challenge! Way to go!!!
Thank you so much for joining us again at CASology! :)

Meghan said...

Paper airplane for your triangle? Girl, you are amazing! Love this! So glad you joined us again at CASology!

cm said...

Happy dancing X happy dancing! First, how exciting that you have time with the grand-kids, and the opportunity to give baby more snuggles has my heart melting!! Second, your gallery of cards: fabulous! Triangle-terrific on the first (stars...hmmmm); pink-and-petal perfection on the second; *little face, big voice* heartfelt thanks on the third. Awesome, clever, and so infused with your special touches! So glad you listened to your "want-to-do" spirit! Hugs to you, dear friend!
c

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love the paper airplane - very out of the box my friend! And the sweet pink card - I look at the sketch and think 'meh', but you made it so pretty - the elements work really well together. And I love the use of colour to emphasize your sentiment (and the use of scale to emphasize how big the thanks are!) Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week, Bev!

dj said...

I love those felt flowers on your Seize the sketch card...I was so sad when mine ran out!! I wish Stampin Up had not retired them!!!

Marybeth said...

Oh how fun , you get to watch the new baby…breath deeply .
Yes , I see the triangles and love this fun card.
All fo these cards are beautiful Bev! Love the bright felt flowers… so pretty!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Great cards! Love the pink, the felt flowers.
Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

crafty lil mouse said...

great cards especially love the dots and flowers on the pink card Mx

Judy1223 said...

What wonderful cards you have posted here! I think you could have a contest to see how many triangles we can find in your paper airplane (there are several!)! Not to mention in the stars...very, very clever!!! So glad to have you playing along at CASology!

Sarah Gray said...

Fab set of cards - the paper airplane is a great way of incorporating triangles! Love the way you have used the sketch as well!

Tamara said...

Lovely cards!! Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping
xx Tamara

Jessica said...

Everything does look so much prettier in pink! I like the felt flowers! Good to know where to buy them- SU!

June Houck said...

I love all of these cards, but especially the STS card. I have those felt flowers in my stash; I must get them out! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Marybeth said...

Popping back in to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! Because I will be too busy next week ..you know the routine.

maria f. said...

Love what you did with that paper airplane. I have that too. NBUS (insert frown). Perfect with the starry sky.