Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year

Saw in the paper this morning that it's about 72 degrees in Phoenix. Some of our family members are visiting down there...such a shame's in the mid-20s here, with 6-10" of snow expected. Gosh! Who'd want to miss that???!!!! My car is in the garage, and unless a dire emergency arises, it's going to stay right there, with me in my craft room listening to the college games on TV today. I'd rather listen to HGTV, but DH has control of the remote, and I have no chance whatsoever, of changing the channel. It's just as well. For some reason, I can craft really well listening to whatever game is on. Make it a Cubs game, and I can make a winner! Hope you all had a beautiful Christmas, and that your New Year is chock full of blessings.

I've been absent a bit in blog land as of late. Even though we had a quiet Christmas, somehow it got busier than I expected it would. I wish you all could have seen my little Sunday School children on Christmas Eve. They were so sweet, and sang like angels. DH and I lost our printers last week. Both died. At the same time. Oh poop! Spent a couple of days hooking up my new one wirelessly (had to get our internet provider out to the house), and am waiting for DH's to be delivered. His will be hardwired... Woke up with a whopper YKW (stands for "you know what" and = migraine) yesterday. But woke up today in fine fettle. I will get to commenting on your blogs after I go up and fix a document for DH.

Oh, and I actually have a couple of cards! Who knew?!  There are a couple of challenges that I want to play in. Let me apologize in advance for the poor lighting in the photos. As I mentioned, it's snowing out, so my lighting (and I even added extra) is poor. Both are going into CAS(E) this Sketch, and one will make it into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

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The first one is a very simple thank you card. It will be sent out as a Christmas thanks.

White base topped off with a kraft panel. The "thanks" was cut with my Cameo, and then I added a few blue and green blings from momento. EZPZ. I chopped the panel off at 4". Gina K. kraft, and Neenah white. This one is just for CTS.

This next card is for our oldest son and his wife. They are expecting baby #2 in May, and just found out that they're having a boy! Big sister Kelly who is 4, is excited about being a big sister. This makes grandchild #20 for us. We're so excited for them. 
This one will go into CTS and SSS.

See what I mean about crummy lighting???!!! I think this was the third photo, and then I gave up trying to improve it. Without the flash, it looked brown, but the panel is actually this rich deep wonderful gray. White base with that lovely gray panel, and I used my NBUS Swiss Dots die from MFT. I absolutely LOVE this die. MFT fishtail flag dies, MB letter dies, and an old heart punch. The base is Neenah, and the rest are just scraps, including the heart which is a smidge of glitter paper from DCWV. And that's about it for me for now. Who knows, if I can fix DH's document in a fast hurry, maybe there will be more time in my craft room today. Happy (New Year) dances everyone.


Tenia Nelson said...

Super cute cards!! Happy 2014

Anonymous said...

How wonderful, Bev, you're back ... yay! Congratulations on your newest family member, he's going to be a lucky little chap, he'll be getting you as his Grandma! Now, cards ... the first, perfect in it's minimalist simplicity ... I love it! The second's so sweet, fabulous colours and the cutest little glittery heart! Wishing you the Happiest of New Years, dear friend ... health, joy and blessings in abundance! Anita :)

Lynn said...

Happy new year Bev! So happy to see you both of your cards. How awesome to be welcoming grand child #20 in 2014!

Ardyth said...

Love these graphic cards - especially the thanks! So glad you've had a lovely Christmas! And now I'm wishing I'd asked Santa for that MFT dots die! So cool!

cm said...

Happy dancing that you're back, with memories shared of a most wonderful Christmas, and awesome new baby news! I'll echo Anita: lucky little guy getting you as his Grandma. Actually, lucky all 20 of them!! Your two cards are wonderful! Love the simplicity of the thanks; kraft, white, a bit of bling...swoon! EZPZ, yes, but also eye-catching and quite striking! Card 2 is A-DOR-A-BLE! Baby love = perfect sentiment, and the dots + glittery heart are perfect complements! I need to add some MFT to my of these days! Happy New Year to you, dear friend (proper note coming soon)! May 2014 see you blessed with joy, peace, abundance and love!1 Hugs~c

Joyce said...

Wow--20 grandchildren--you are super blessed! Congrats, and your cards are just fab, too. I really like the simplicity of the thanks card.

Bobby said...

I had to laugh at the "oh poop". It sounds like something I would say. I didn't lose my printer, just my laptop. Good thing I got a new desktop recently or I'd be up a creek.

I love your cards. The thanks one is so simple it's mind blowing. And one for a new baby? Congratulations! How fun that will be.

I'm glad you're back and look forward to happy dancing with you through blogland in 2014.

Shannon J said...

Wow X3:
1 & 2: Awesome cards - just love your CAS style! If these photos are "bad" I can't imagine how lovely these are IRL!
3: Grandbaby #20!!!!!! Holey moley!!! Congrats to you and your family!

Kim Heggins said...

Bev...Happy New Year! Welcome back to blogland, 20 grandchildren, you are so blessed, how fun to have so many little ones around. Your cards are fabulous too, love the clean look to both of them, simply perfection.

Kelly Griglione said...

Hi Bev! So glad your YKW is missing today, hopefully that's a good sign for 2014: ) Love your CAS thanks card ... so neat that it's not a recognizable word from a commercial die. Love the custom look! And, congrats on your newest grandchild-to-be. You are so very lucky to be expecting #20!! A big Happy New Year to you, my friend!

maria f. said...

Happy, happy happy dance to you and yours for 2014, Bev! Another grandbaby - yippie - for you and him ;) Love your use of alpha die cutting on these cuties. And here's to fewer you-know-whats in 2014 too.

Geri said...

Oh yeah, swooning over these two pretties! I ADORE the simple design of the first card! Love the white edge! Which font is this ?

Second card....totally stunning! The polka dot paper and the colors are so totally baby! I love how you made the banner - looks great!

Swiss Dot Die??? What? I was sure this was DP. I am scooting right over to MFT to check it out cuz I LOVE poka dots!

Fabby cards dear friend!

Emily Leiphart said...

Both of these cards are fantastic, Bev! I'm not sure that my Cameo could cut such intricate letters. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Something New!