Saturday, March 8, 2014

Home

It is true, there is definitely no place like home. Having been gone most of this week, I am more than glad to be home! The early part of the week was spent watching the four little ones in Madison. Pure delight. Amazing children, and so much fun to be around. No time for me to craft there, even if I had brought goodies along. Just wondering how all you young moms manage to find the time to craft?! Babies, bottles, laundry, sports, after school classes, piano lessons, dinner, work, and everything else....I am in complete awe of all you moms of young children who still find time to create the lovelies I see out there in blogland.

After coming home, I had to make a fast round trip up north. Long drive, short stay, another long drive. Made it though. Had great company along, and hours upon hours of great conversation with my sister Sue. The trip went smoothly and quickly. And since I hadn't had time to feed my addiction craft in some time, and  since I didn't feel like cleaning or doing the laundry, I thought today would be the perfect day to make cards. Not sure if I hit the mark with any of them, but sure enjoyed creating them.

There are three cards that will be going into multiple challenges, so if you want to bail now, I'll see you later. This first card will visit three challenges: CAS(e) This Sketch, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, and also into the Lawnscaping Challenge.

  Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog  





A blingy shaker tag card. Here are the deets: Neenah white base and tag, SC sequins, MS glitter, a scrap of striped dp, a scrap of pink cardstock, MFT "happy" die, PTI "birthday" die, LF tag and star die. LF star stamp, Studio G green ink, a leftover bit of pink ribbon and some green floss.

Card number two fits into The Card Concept challenge, and I worked it into Muse as well. I'd call this card Clean and Layered, as it's not quite CAS. I was inspired by the overall layout created by Vicki Dutcher, especially the chevrons, white space and left-sided focal point.


    




Pretty easy to make. Except for the Neenah white base, the cardstock bits are all scraps. A smattering of SC star sequins, Studio G ink (love the way the ink smeared unevenly on the stamps), CTMH stamps, TE polaroid die, and my MFT chevron dies. 

And I promise, truly I do, that this is the last card and final challenge of the day. I've wanted to play along at Curtain Call for some time now, but haven't had the opportunity. Today changes that! Yippee!








For this, I used my new Gina K. stamps and cut files (for my Silhouette). I used a scrap of peach paper, and stamped them with Versa Color Sand Beige, and marked up the centers with my white pen. I also added some depth with a Copic marker. The sentiment is from PTI, and I added a bit of lace and a peach-colored pearly thing I have had laying around for some time. The stitched frame is from Mama Elephant. I inked the edges of the larger panel in the same Sand Beige. And as promised; done. Happy dances everyone!

27 comments:

Anita in France said...

Welcome home, Bev! What a fabulous set of cards ... I love love love that little tag shaker ... so sweet and in such gorgeous colours! Very cool (and close to graphic) HB card ... the ink smeared pattern's deliciously swirly! Pretty in peach with those lovely blooms ... the lace and pearls add a perfectly soft and feminine touch! Hugs, Anita :)

Teresa Kline said...

hi Bev, I have to agree with you...there is no place like home. I luv to travel, but coming home is even better! I adore your birthday shaker card, very sweet. You other cards are adorable too, luv the peach one. I am so thrilled to see you playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Tag It challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

LOVE the Muse/Card Concept combo - great use of vibrant colours and Vicki's layout! Thanks for joining us at Muse and Card Concept. And I love the sweet shaker card - what a great idea! You are the queen of challenge combos today, my friend! I'm so glad you're home safe and sound!

Kim Heggins said...

Bev, welcome home! Don't you just love that feeling...and I can see from your amazing cards that there was no loss of Mr. Nojo while you were gone. I am in love with your peach creation...simply one stunner of a card! Again, welcome home my sweet friend.

Tracey McNeely said...

Well you had a busy time this week--welcome home and wow what you missed you made up for! Love that shaker tag, your green inspired Card Concept/Muse and your perfectly peach flowers. Thank you so much for sharing with us at both the Card Concept and the Curtain Call!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome cards, dearie!! Thanks for playing along with at the Curtain Call!!!

Sian Ridley said...

Phew, you've had quite a week! I hope you're enjoying a rest now :) These cards are all fabulous and absolutely perfect for each of the challenges - I'm hard pressed to choose a favourite...maybe the Curtain Call card?!! ;)

Kylie said...

Welcome home, Bev! Hope you get to spend heaps of time crafting your heart out! The cards you have shared are all just so pretty. I love your shaker card with the pretty green and pink - love that colour combo. Your happy birthday card with the chevrons looks so funky (I cannot help thinking how great it would be for a teen too). And the last card with those very pretty peach coloured flowers is just so sweet. You are totally too clever and creative! hugs!

Hannelie said...

Welcome home friend! Missed you!
You excelled!!! in all of these cards!
and you inspired me to do a shaker card... never tried it before!
have a great week!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun take on the Muse card - Thanks for joining in with Muse!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Awesome shaker card! So perfect for our bling challenge!! Thanks for joining us at Lawnscaping! Hugs, Karin

Deepti said...

I was not thinking I was
Coming in for treat :) love all ur cards, I especially love the shaker tag, I am inspired :) amazing is the word !!

Bobby said...

With a week like you had I'm surprised you had any energy left but you sure made good use of your "down" time. All the cards are wonderful, I love the shaker tag and need to do one myself. The peach flowers are gorgeous and the black and green chevrons are so striking.

Shannon J said...

Ahhhh, home sweet home! Glad you had a lovely time away, but YES, isn't it the best being in the comfort of your own home (and where your crafting supplies are nearby!)?!! Oh I totally think you hit the mark on ALL three cards!! I think your mojo missed you and was just rarin' to go when you walked through the door!

Brian King said...

Bev - I love what you did with The Card Concept challenge card! It's so clean and graphic! Thanks for sharing! Brian

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm so glad you are back with us and home safe and sound, Bevie! Your creations are just spectacular! It's as if they were excited to be home, too, and they just exploded out of you!! You go, girl! There should be some challenge recognitions coming your way with these beauties! Hugs, Darnell

Lynn Mangan said...

A trio of awesome cards Bev. Especially love the adorable shaker card. So glad you had great trips!

cm said...

Safely enveloped in the comforts of home: so glad that's where you are, although I know the time with the kiddos is also especially marvelous!! You've created a trio of dazzling delights! The little shaker card is beautiful and brilliant; the HB card sooo cool with its swirly ink; the peachy blooms simply stunning. Prettiness in abundance here, Bev...absolute abundance!! Hugs~c

Marisa said...

Gorgeous flowers and love the lace and brad up top. Thanks for joining us at The Curtain Call.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous cards. Your peach flowers look lovely. Thank you for playing along with us at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

Elise C. said...

Wow, awesome cards! Your shaker card with all of the "bling" is so cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Lawnscaping!! :)

Graciellie CH said...

You sure were holding so much inspiration within! Your 3 cards are just perfect! And of course your green card is a perfect, bold birthday treat. Great!

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Karen D said...

A gorgeous selection of cards. I like your bold 'HB' against the graphic background. A unique card. Thank you so much for joining us at The Card Concept.

Leigh Penner said...

Great cards! I especially love the first one with the sweet shaker tag! Great take on the sketch!

Arlene said...

Love shaker cards!! This is so pretty!!

Tamara said...

Great cards!!!
Thanks for playing with us at lawnscaping.
xx Tamara

Lesley Croghan said...

Love your graphic take on the challenge. All your cards are fabulous, love that birthday shaker card too! WOW! Thank you for joining us at The Card Concept!