Friday, June 27, 2014

Lizzy's coming over!

Our much loved 16 year old granddaughter is coming over today to help grandpa in his office. Not sure what they're going to be doing exactly, but she's a good helper and heaven knows, grandpa needs a little help. I would not be a good helper candidate today. I'll help by going to get burgers and shakes for them for lunch. They'll be thrilled and it's the best thing for me to do!

And I'm on a roll....Made one of this upcoming trio of cards last night, and two this morning. All are pretty easy and CAS. Let's move right along, shall we...


First up is a sympathy card. Unfortunately, we all need them and my stash is depleted. Thought it would fit perfectly into CASology this week. Cue the cue card:


About 15 years ago, I bought this sheet of wood at my local scrapbook store. Obviously, I've used a bit of it, but it's been sitting in my scrapbox since then...Time to break it out!



Here's what I came up with:


Neenah white base, the bit of wood for the flower, which I die cut with a Poppystamps Wild Rose die. Filled the petals in with some white scraps. The navy strip down the left side is a scrap too. And a PTI stamp with Jenni Bowlin ink. Done.

This next card is going into the Colour Me challenge. When I first saw these colors together, I wasn't thrilled, and wasn't going to play. But then my brain went all CAS, and the darn thing practically made itself!


Seriously CAS...


Another Neenah white base, and it's one layer too! All the stamps are from a Jillibean Soup set, and are NBUS!!! Some Studio G green ink, some Ranger Potting Soil ink, and I colored the butterflies in with Copics. #2 Done.

Last up, is a card for CAS(E) this Sketch. They have the most fun sketch, and I just had to play. Big ol' PING the minute I saw this. Knew exactly what was coming, and it turned out just the way my little brain saw it!!



And talk about CAS!!!!!


Ones and dones!!! One Neenah white base. One Jillibean Soup stamp, one color of ink (SU black), and one Doodlepops sticker. Ok, ok...he has TWO googly eyes... Thought this would make a great thank you card for that "just what I always wanted" gift! I crack up every time I look at this card! So you all go now and enjoy your weekend. I will too. Happy dances everyone.



28 comments:

wienerhoneymooners said...

I ADORE that Doodlebug Monster!!!! It is MY FAVE, YAY... Happy Dancing, this is GREAT Bev!!!!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

I love how you can make 3 completely different-feeling cards in one sitting - such talent!Love how the wood looks with the inlaid white on the navy - crisp, clean and perfect as a sympathy card! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

Lynn said...

How awesome to have Lizzy over for the day. Happy to say that my boys look forward to their time with my mum or my in-laws. We're very blessed to have them close by. Love your trio of cards especially the intricate die on the first.

Bobby said...

Three very different cards - all lovely. That is if you can call a monster lovely. The die cut of wood is spectacular and the colors on card two, though mandated by the challenge worked into the design perfectly. Happy weekend to you too Bev.

Tracey McNeely said...

Three fantastic cards Bev! I love how you die cut the balsa wood for CASology, fun CAS for Colour Me and that monster card is just too cute!! Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

Geri said...

You were on one 'monster' CAS card making roll dear friend!

The sympathy card with the AMAZING wooden flower is so elegant and subtlety beautiful! This color combo rocks!

"hello" - GREAT way to incorporate the challenge colors! The butterflies really pop against the brown.

And the monster card...silly willy fun, fun, fun! His googly eyes definitely steal the show (as in winner, winner!!!)

hazelspaperdesigns said...

All beautiful, CAS and clever, Bev! Came through via CASology this week - was really struck by the elegance of your die cut balsa flower! Makes a stunning statement, and the choice of navy with the wood is a fab match. Love the font choice for the sentiment too. Sorry, blabbing on. Love all three now that I've had a chance to see them also. Spoilt for choice! ;)

cm said...

Some Grandpa-grand-daughter bonding sounds excellent, as your role as snack-retriever! Your trio of cards are sheer delight! An elegant sympathy card, a perfect cas card for the colour challenge (I looked at the colours, looked at my stash - couldn't play if I tried. May have to look again...), and an absolutely ultra adorable monster card! Giggle-inducing! Love those googly eyes, the big "roar" mouth (my nephew has taken to roaring, of late. Silly boy!), and his glittery dots. He makes me crack up, too! All-around terrific-ness happening here, my sweet friend!! Hugs~c

Kim S said...

SO simple and so perfect for each challenge and theme!

Katie Melhus said...

I can't decide which I love more, your Colour Me...! card with butterflies or that adorable monster! Great CAS creations! Thanks for joining us this week at Colour Me...!

Anita in France said...

On a roll? More like on fire, my friend! Simple elegance with the first, love the navy with the wood ... perfectly CAS sweetness on the second ... and that glittery, spotted, googly-eyed monster is a riot! Can I just say ... winner, winner, winner! Hugs, Anita :)

Tara Bourgoin said...

Wow - these are all so awesome! That little monster makes me smile :) Great CAS use of the Colour Me...! colours this week! I love all the word bubbles. Thank you for joining the challenge!

Kylie said...

So I am reading through your post - enjoying every word, admiring each card and then BAM the last card hits me between the eyes and makes me laugh out loud. It is PERFECT! Love this, Bev!

Kim Heggins said...

Miss Bev...you are really on a roll! I love all 3 of your cards and your sweet adorable little monster one is my favorite and it has moved up close the top of my favorite cards you have made. He is just too darn cute and I love those fabulous and fun eye balls. Your sympathy card is beautiful and sure to comfort those who receive it. Your Colour Me card is just too cute too, such a sweet way to say hello! Hope the shakes and burgers were yummy too!

OH Babs said...

Bev your sympathy card is beautiful, elegant, original and a winner.

Judy1223 said...

Bev! I love all three cards, so adorable! I really love the wood flower die cut with white petals filled in...gorgeous against navy blue! Hope you enjoyed your time with your granddaughter and thanks for playing along at CASology!

lostinpaper said...

All these cards are so much fun Bev! The inlaid wood flower is so groovy (and it looks like you still have plenty more wood to play with too) And I've gotta say that little monster brought a smile to my face as well!

kreativekymona.com said...

Hello Bev, I love your little monster with his googly eyes! The glitter looks good too. Great card.

LeAnne said...

Love them all, but the last one made me LOL!!!

Deepti said...

Love all ur fantastic creations, isn't it fun when cards are made with ease :) I love them all but that googly eye monster with the sparkly body is my favorite, so adorable !

Jen W. said...

All three of these are fantastic! I especially love the first card - beautiful simplicity - and I love the way you incorporated the wood. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Kim Heggins said...

Miss Bev...congrats on your HM with your fabulous Colour Me card...I knew is was a winner!

maria f. said...

Three. Wonderful. Cards. Using that wood for your sympathy card was so worth it. And I love your grouping of speech bubbles. And who doesn't love a glittery monster?

Maureen Merritt said...

Fab cards! The last one made me giggle :) LOVE it!

Leigh Penner said...

These are all wonderful.... but that last one is just too cute! Fabulous take on the sketch!

donna mikasa said...

Such a cute image and a perfect take on the sketch!

Anita in France said...

Yay, Bev ... knew it ... your glittery googly-eyed gorgeous monster got a CTS Favourites spot ... congratulations, my friend ... sooo well deserved! Anita :)

Taunya Butler said...

This monstrously fun card was a CAS favorite - good for you!! I love the simple cuteness of this card - Way to GO!!!