Friday, May 23, 2014

Hello Friday!

There are signs of summer approaching. Here in the USA, this is Memorial Weekend, when we honor those who have served our country. My dad is a USAF veteran who served for 20 years, and did two tours in Korea, and one in Viet Nam. And although he won't see this, I want to tell him thanks and just how proud I am of his service. I'm pretty lucky to have him for a dad. He's nearly 85, and as spry as ever. Next month he is fortunate enough to head off to Washington D.C. on an Honors Flight. Pretty cool! My older sister is going as his "chaperone." Dad said he picked her because, "she's put up with me the longest of you kids." Had to laugh at that!

No novella in this post today, I promise. It's been a busy week for me, interrupted by migraines and housework! Hate it when things get in the way of crafting, don't you?! The cue card at CASology this week is flower. Wasn't sure if I could play along. Then, a very loud PING went off. It's a little out of the box, as you'll soon see.



And here's my out-of-the-box, in-the-box flower:




I used a Bazzill gray for the base, then scraps of dark gray and green. The sentiment is from PTI and I used MME ink. Now....as to the flower....and here's where the ping came into play. I took some Karen Foster Honeydew twine and let it curl around naturally and pressed it onto a 1/2" glue dot. Funky! Then, as is my custom, I ripped off the legs of a Crate Paper brad, added another glue dot, and voila!, done! The photo doesn't do it justice. The twine is nearly as green as the mat, and the brad is actually very close in color to the gray base. Go figure...Ah, well. Have a wonderful weekend, and happy dances everyone.

14 comments:

Bobby said...

You just keep pinging, Bev. You always get such good ideas that way. Love the twine flower. Your card is next to mine in the gallery and they couldn't be more different. Kudos to your dad. I wish mine was able to make one of those honor flights.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Lovely BEV!!! Wonderful cool green and awesomeness!

Thanks for coming to CASology where your friends all play! I Love seeing your cards here, it is like a HUG, so a warm hug back BEV!

Hannelie said...

I love that flower Bev! I really think I must give it a try! Your card is fabulous!
Have a great weekend... with uninterrupted crafting!

hazelspaperdesigns said...

Bev, I love this!! You certainly have a way with twine! It works a treat!! Like Hannelie, I am also going to give it a try!

Kim Heggins said...

Bev...I love your sweet flower card, so cute! and to be honest with you I kind of miss your "novella" post. You really right so beautifully and are fun to read too. Wishing you a wonderful long weekend and I hope you find more time to be crafty.

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE your sweet flower, Bev! Have a wonderful weekend!

keren said...

Amazing flower-Iove how you've created it. You made me smile at 'novella'. Novellas are cool. I seem to nearly write them every time- and anyhow, that's part of why I come back- a human side with some stunning cards! You must be super proud of your Dad too. What a guy. x

cm said...

Voila...funky fabulous PING! Your flower is cas-ilicious AWESOME, Bev! Love the simplicity; so eye-catching with loopies and polka-dot centre! Love this! As for your novellas; love those, too! In fact, whatever you write is always engaging, enlightening and entertaining! As for your Dad: how proud you must be of his accomplishments. An amazing man...with an amazing daughter!! Hugs, my friend, big hugs!~c

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love how you've created your flower! The colours you've chosen are very fresh and fun, too! So glad you joined us at CASology this week - enjoy your long weekend, my friend!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love your flower out-of-the-box, in-the-box flower. Thank you for sharing with us this week at CASology!

Geri said...

Another perfect ping moment...this time with a in and/or out of the box flower! In my opinion, it is a slam dunk box office winner! The sproinky petals & the colors really are cool & oh-so-trendy!

Anita in France said...

LOVE! Bev, everything about this is stunning ... the gorgeous, cool colours, the wonderful dimension and texture of the twine and brad, the inspired design ... yep, a perfect ping, dear friend! Hope you're having a lovely long weekend! Anita :)

Radhika said...

sweet flower :)

Gillian R said...

This is fab Bev, love all the texture to your card. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology