Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Life is Good

What a good day, and it's not even over yet! Got up, worked out, read the newspaper, checked the old bloggeroo, took a shower, fixed the tub drain, and all before 9:00. Then, a quick haircut from Nicki at the Vine; took less than an hour! Off to the car dealer for a quick Bluetooth fix, a stop at Menards, and finally Walmart (hate that store, but they're the only ones who carry my kind of slippers). Home before noon. Awesome. Plenty of craft time today. Yippee!

I have a card that fits nicely into two challenges. There's a Texture code word over at Addicted to CAS, where Darnell is Guest Designer, and a cool and very versatile sketch by Lori Turner at Seize the Sketch.
You really should check out both of these and play along!




Here's how I put them together:




Just a little something that went together seemingly all by itself! Here's the bit that trips my trigger. All the papers, except the Neenah white base are SCRAPS!!! Even the Gina K. woodgrain is a scrap! I used the aqua panel in an earlier card to die cut some chevrons and just threw the chunk in the scrapbox. After trimming off the "flag" part, I had a 3.5" panel left! Couldn't resist using the "flags!" Punched out circles, threw on some sequins, and used a WPlus9 sentiment with some HA Shadow ink. It looks so happy irl! And speaking of happy, happy dances everyone.

23 comments:

Bobby said...

Don't you just love it when all things come together? I'm not just talking about your happy card either. When all the errands, workouts, etc fit into a perfect time frame feels so good.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Your Happy Birthday card has a very happy feeling about it Bev - the colours, patterns and sequins all add to the charm of this beautiful card, and the texture of the woodgrain is perfect for the challenge at ATCAS - thank you so much for playing along. Sylvia.

Lesley Croghan said...

Fresh and happy! Love the texture on your card too. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

Lynn said...

I love when all the errand running goes smoothly! You've combined these scraps perfectly Bev. Especially love the sequins.

cm said...

Whoa - whirlwind of a day, and talk about productive! Workout, errands, chores, hair cut AND craft time - SCORE! Your card is a graphic, fun, funky delight. Those circles especially make me smile! Now, my sweet friend, fire this gem off to City Crafter Challenge, where 'banners' are the inspiration! Such a charming card deserves to dazzle as many audiences as possible!! Hugs~c

Susanne Vargas said...

So glad you had a great day and made this happy card! Great way to use scraps of patterned paper!

Deepti said...

This card is so lively and colorful :) I like the subtle texturing of the card ! So perfect, thank you for sharing with ATCAS !

Jen said...

I wish my scraps came together so nicely! And I think I could use a lesson or two in how to best organize my day! Seems like you've got both nailed down perfectly!

Geri said...

This is one heck of an awesome result of 'throwing together some scraps'!!!

I love the texture of the Gina K woodgrain paper - perfect backdrop for the DP circles. Great job getting your sentiment stamped so cleanly on textured paper - not an easy task!

Sharon said...
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Sharon said...

Thanks for posting the sketch! I had a similar card put together, pulled the panel off and tilted it. So much better. See it here: http://mynewpaperplayground.blogspot.com Yep, I'm finally blogging!

Mona Pendleton said...

What a pretty card! Love the soft color palette! Thanks for joining along with Seize the Sketch! Please feel free to visit my blog: http://cupcakescreations.blogspot.com/2014/05/just-noteseize-sketch-21.html

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great job with the sketch and I adore the subtle added wood grain texture! Thanks for joining in with ATCAS and STS!

ps - love that I can see who you are now :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your card looks so sweet and happy IBL, too, Bevie! I love your design and all the texture! And I appreciate the shoutout and love that you played along with the texture challenge at ATCAS!! Hugs, Darnell

Marybeth said...

Wow, you go girl!!! Love your little something you put together. Love this soft happy card Bev. Thanks for joining us at Seize The Sketch. Great texture too.!

Marta said...

And I love this card too! A color is like Shabby Chic! I love it!!!

baileyrosy.com said...

What a busy day you had and you still managed to make a sensational card, loving the subtle textures and the gorgeous colors. Thanks so much for joining us at ATCAS and good luck.

Marie

Anita in France said...

Coming here is like being in the sunshine, Bev ... a joy! What a splendid day you had ... everything slotting beautifully into it's place ... including crafty time! What a fabulous card ... love the different textures of woodgrain, vellum, DP and sequins ... and all so crisp and clean ... yum.my! Anita :)

Kim S said...

Doesn't look like "scraps" to me!! How beautifully this all came together. I love the mix of textures, patterns, vellum, shiny sequins - SO sweet and festive!

Lori said...

Great design! Love the mix of patterns and the fabulous woodgrain background. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Using up scraps- gives you such a good feeling, doesn't it? It's the little things... :) And the little details on your card are so sweet! Your patterned circles are adorable and LOVE that woodgrain cs! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Sketch!

Jessi Fogan said...

Woohoo! You have GOT to love a day that gives you so much joy :) I smiled the whole way through your beautiful post! Once I unglue my bum from the chair I'm totally doing a happy dance (I'm thinking the Snoopy Shuffle!). Your card is bright & cheerful & rocks that much more because of all that fab scrap-busting! So glad you came to play at Seize the Sketch, because now I've found you & become your newest follower :)

Lori said...

Super cute and fun, Bev!! I totally love how you incorporated scraps into your card - looks so cheery!! Thanks for playing along with my sketch this week at Seize the Sketch! HUGS!