Saturday, March 1, 2014

Cramming Craft Time

Trying to get as much done as humanly possible today. Cards, that is. Housework and laundry will wait until after church tomorrow (yippee!!). If you missed my first post of the day, it's here. And who knows, I just might be so inspired and creative that I'll do even more (insert sarcastic laughter here).

Had a small wedding in the family yesterday. Just the bride, groom, minister, and two witnesses. Really small. Neither of them wanted a fuss. I'm sure it was just fine, and 'mission accomplished!' The new Mrs. said not to bother sending a card, as it was "no big deal." But I figure that one should mark significant days, and so I ignored what she said, and will hopefully catch the letter carrier in a bit! This one went together quickly, and I'm rather smitten with it. I was inspired by this week's Muse, and didn't want to miss it this time. Lisa Haines was the Guest Muse this week and this is her card:




Daughter Cathy would love this color combination! Me...I was inspired by the three circles/hearts, and the clean lines around the sentiment. This is what mine looks like:




I was fortunate in that Studio Calico restocked this Gold Punchinella vellum paper. It's one of those special things, that when you see it, it just doesn't call your name, it SCREAMS your name. Had to buy it!!!! No choice in the matter. Ever since 1989, when I didn't buy the diamond/lapis/gold ring in Jamaica, and am still kicking myself, I listen to those screams. Sorry, got off on a little tangent there.... I printed out the "Congratulations" on Neenah white, and it's really matchy-matchy to the gold paper. The shiny gold letters and bands are scraps from the dawn of time. I did use my Cameo to cut the letters. And that's it for now. I'm headed back into the mess and see what else I can come up with! Happy dances everyone.

ETA:  Just found that this card is also eligible for Hexagons: Happy For Hexagons Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. Fits perfectly! 

22 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

This is so beautiful and elegant! They will be happy that you chose to ignore them and send a card anyway - so lovely! Thanks for joining us at Muse this week!

Bobby said...

This card is worth it's weight in gold, Bev. (wink, wink)

Shannon J said...

A beautiful card to celebrate a beautiful occasion! I suspect they won't mind receiving this beauty!! And by the way, cards over cleaning *always*!! ;)

Jacquie Southas said...

Classic & elegant design - love all the gold!

cm said...

You have your priorities straight. The chores will wait patiently, but creativity needing expression - no way! Need to heed those nudges (or screams, as the case may be!). This card: STUNNING! The newlyweds will be delighted you chose to mark their significant day. Gorgeous papers, amazing take on the MUSE inspiration. A card made with love to celebrate love! Awesome, just like YOU!
Hugs~c

Jen said...

This is classic and elegant all rolled up into one! I'm sure that one day the new Mrs. will appreciate your thoughtfulness!

Kim Heggins said...

Bev...so happy to see that you had some crafting time. And your sweet wedding card is just gorgeous and I am sure the new Mr. & Mrs. will be smitten with the card and your sweet thoughts. Just beautiful.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Bevie, this is rich and elegant and stunning! How very thoughtful of you to give the bride something truly special for her to treasure, because no matter how much she might think she doesn't want a fuss made, she is going to secretly love that you made this card just for her to celebrate this special occasion!!

Not to mention it should be a winner for the MF challenge, ya ask me! Hugs, Darnell

Kylie said...

Congratulations to the new bride and groom. Your card is completely STUNNING! I love everything about it from the elegant design to the gorgeous gold! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, Bev! :)

Lynn Mangan said...

Um hello...Bev...this card is STUNNING! I would be framing it if I were the newlyweds...wow!

Hannelie said...

Exquisite is the first word that came to me Bev!
This is a beautiful design.
I LOVE your take on the inspiration.

Geri said...

Oh yeah...Moxie Fab judges will be all over this beauty!

It is absolutely stunning and beyond elegant! The simplicity of your design lets the gold shine through! No matter what the new bride said, she is going to be happy as ever to receive your warm wedding congrats, especially with a card like this that she will treasure forever!

A breathtaking beauty!

ThePurplePlace said...

Wow Wow WOW!! I have never seen this stunning gold vellum until today, but you can bet I'll now be adding some to my stash!!

It makes such a wonderful statement and a truly fabulous card!

Thanks so much for playing along in this week's MUSE challenge and for creating this fabulous take on my card!!

Now I am doing a Happy Dance!!

Lisa

OH Babs said...

My goodness this card is truly elegant - great job, luck couple.

maria f. said...

Whoa - this is amazingly gorgeous. Hope that bride changes her mind and realizes that marriage is a really big thing! Hope she loves this cuz it is so classy.

Maura Roby said...

so pretty! I love the white, gold combo!!! So elegant!

Deborah Frings said...

Such a beautifully elegant card, simply lovely. I'm sure that the couple will be delighted to get this card!

Anita in France said...

Oh my Mary Poppins ... Bev, this is so elegant and chic and stunning! You were so right to ignore the 'no cards' rule ... I'm certain this will be treasured FOREVER by this lucky couple! So, I have to say it ... perfect in every way ... no practically about it!! Hugs, Anita :)

aileen (mum) said...

Just beautiful, perfect, elegant and. More. Such a wonderful card, love it all. That vellum is the best, I love it.

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

So very lovely...a wonderful remembrance of a beautiful day uniting. You did a great job creating this elegant card;)

Deepti said...

This is super gorgeous :) love the gold mesh !! U r so talented. I am so impressed n inspired

teri said...

So pretty!

Thanks for linking up to the MFW Happy for Hexagons challenge!

Teri