Friday, August 8, 2014

This one's for you Sue!

I'm very blessed. My sister Sue is my best friend. We enjoy spending time together, laughing and talking, and then, about a million years ago, I got her addicted to scrapbooking. We would spend hours on weekends when we could get together in her basement craft room, or in my craft room creating piles of pages. Very often, they were gifts for our dad, nieces and nephews, or other special people. Then as she saw my addiction change over to card making, she kinda sorta vowed not to switch over to that; nope, she was going to stick with scrapbooking...yeah, sure, uh-huh... Once again, I've gotten her going on a new craft addiction. heeeheeee! So in her honor, and because even though I've said she should start a blog, and she hasn't...yet, I'm posting three of her cards today. I've got some of my own, which will follow hers too. You'd like Sue. She's nice, helpful, funny, a great cook (oh for one of her German Chocolate bars right now...), an amazing crafter, and girl can sing. Put her soprano together with my alto, and we're not half bad! If you think that she's got something going on, please let us know in the comment section encouraging her to start a blog. Thanks, friends, for looking!




So, Sue....time to start your own blog????! Sa-wink!

My cards are rather different than Sue's. Well, one is going into CASology, with it's Stripes cue card, and that means clean and simple designs. The other is for Fusion. Check out the beach cottage photo...I could live with that, couldn't you?! 





So first up is my CASology card.


Lots of white space, or in this case, yellow! For this one, I used a Neenah white base, and a large scrap of yellow cardstock, source unknown. I split the cardstock, added a panel of hot pink (again a scrap!), and then a thin strip of stripes onto the pink. A PTI sentiment stamped with Studio G ink, and a boingy embelly I bought at Michaels. Done. 

Then there's my Fusion card...



I hope this qualifies as having both elements. I used the colors in the photo, and while I took a bit of liberty with the sketch, it's still there. Started with my Neenah white base, then added a panel of blue - it too, was a large scrap, as was the white, scored panel. I cut the white panel after scoring it with my ME fancy frame stitched die. (LOVE that one!), and then scrubbed some Colorbox buttery yellow ink over it. NBUS alert!!!! Some new PTI goodies came the other day...Note Niblets stamps and dies, and I've used the flowers and leaves here, stamped in a variety of inks. The sentiment is from Jillibean Soup. Love that font too! And I'm thinking, that's about it. If I want to get to commenting today, I'd better get a move on here. Have a great weekend! Happy dances everyone.


23 comments:

Anita in France said...

Yes, Bev ... or rather YES, Sue should definitely start her own blog ... these are such beautiful, elegant and stylish cards ... to be shared with the world! Now, my friend, onto yours ... oh goodness, that yummy buttery yellow 'white' space ... with vibrant rainbow stripes and a fun rainbow swirly boingy thing ... just blissful! Fusion ... fresh, pretty, and so delicious! Are those stripes I see ... how about CASology for this one too? Hugs, Anita :)

Bobby said...

Ok, Sue, start a blog. I want to see more of your wonderful work. Today's cards are gorgeous. As are yours, Bev. One bright and cheery, the other soft and demure.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your cards are so CASlicious and colorful, Bevie, perfect for the challenges, as always! You are a very loving and sweet sister to bring us Sue.

And, Sue, wowza, I'm blow away by your beautiful cards! It's obvious that you Wisconsin sisters share more than just singing talent! I'd love to see you start your own blog! It's very fun with lots of challenges to keep our creative juices flowing. It's very good for our self-confidence as we encourage and support each other in this hobby. And it's awesome to give and receive inspiration! I wish you all the best, Darnell

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Oh yes, your sis should definitely start her own blog. Her cards are gorgeous
Really love your CAS style too. You both inherited an eye for colour!
Caroline xxx.

Kylie said...

It's time, Sue! You need to start your own blog! Your cards are beautiful! :)

And Bev, your cards are fabulous as well - great colour choices, fantastic design...inspiration galore. :)

Lynn said...

Wow! Sue, you and your sister are both amazingly talented! I love the scenes you've created on your cards..stunning! So fun that the two of you get to share this fabulous hobby together...nothing like having a partner in crime!

Susanne Vargas said...

Look at those two talented sisters! Yes, please, Sue, start your own blog! We want to see more of your fabulous creations!
Love both of your cards, Bev! Especially the first one - you know me and rainbow colors...
Enjoy your weekend!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Sue needs to start a blog! Very, very definitely! Bev, love your CASology stripe card - fun, fresh and clean - a perfect card for one of those grandkids of yours! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

Joyce said...

Well--first of all--kudos to you for trying to get your sister addicted to cards. She is well on her way, and YES--she needs her own blog. Her cards are just marvelous, and so very different from yours it is clear that she is an artist with her own eye for details. Love them all. And, yours are so very different as you said. Lovely, too. And so bright and fun. I really love your CASology card the most, and yellow makes fantastic white space. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week (and for trying to bring another soul over to the dark side).

Tracey McNeely said...

Bev what a great post! Sue has a gift! Her style is very artistic and her blending gorgeous! Yes she needs to start a blog and share her talents. Now you Bev created the most fun striped card, love the lollipop and your Fusion is so beautiful! Leftovers sounds good, you do not know what I ate for dinner standing over the sink after grocery shopping! LOL

lostinpaper said...

Did someone say chocolate??? Yes Sue should definitely have her own blog, her cards are wonderful and then she can also have a new addiction and meet so many fab people too! ps Your cards are fantastic too Bev, I especially love those bright stripes!

Jenni's Jems said...

Two totally different styles you and your sister have but wow two beautiful cards ,love your clean and simple style and your sister does a_style that I struggle with so well.... and she should definitely blog there is so many lovely people out there for her to meet! X

Kim S said...

And the chat begins...Sue needs a blog....Sue needs a blog...Sue needs a blog!!

I so love your simple striped strip (try saying that three times) behind the fun lollipop - it's all it needs! And I love your use of Note Niblets. For some reason, I chose not to get that set and I am seriously regretting it.

Melissa said...

Get that girl a blog already, would ya?!!! Seriously! She's got talent! B-eautiful cards!!!

As for your CASology creation this week, Bev, I'm hitting my forehead with my hand doing the ole Why Didn't I Think of That thing. A lollipop...PERFECT for this week's cue word! Your Fusion card is so pretty too in the soft colors!
Thanks so much for joining us again over at CASology! :)

wienerhoneymooners said...

Wonderful Lollipop Stripes! FUN Card for CASology!!! Lovely card for FUSION!!! Thanks so much for joining us at FUSION, sure hope that you are inspired to join us again!!!

cm said...

Part 1 for you, Bev: your lollipop card is nothing short of darling and so perfect for the challenge! Stripes paired with swirls..happy sigh! Card two: pretty cluster of sweet little flowers, and extra dazzle added with blue and yellow! Sweet!
Part 2 for Sue: start a blog. Immediately! You have amazing talent (so glad Bev shared them with us) and we soooo want to see more of your creativity! You'll be such an inspiration to us and I can guarantee you'll be warmly welcomed into this crafting community! Friends waiting to find you, dear Sue!! Sister Bev speaks glowingly of you...we'd all love to meet you, too!
Hugs to you both~c

Marybeth said...

Your sisters cards are beautiful! You sure do have different styles ! Yes, Sue needs to start her own blog :) Love your CAS cards too, Bev!

Diane said...

Wow, what fun card designs.

Hugs diane

Sian Ridley said...

The creative streak definitely runs in the family! Although your styles are different, the quality and creativity are more than evident in both though ;)

I'm looking forward to seeing Sue's new blog! :)

Jen said...

Well, c'mon Sue and get that blog going already! Bev will help you and steer you in the right direction. And Bev, what beautiful stripey cards!

Patti said...

Oh yes Sue!! what a wonderful past time blogging is! : )

I have a sister Sue and a sister Bev! Isn't that neat?! : ) do you girls have a sister Patti? heehee

Such a talented family! I am loving all your cards especially Sue's second one! wow!!

Have fun girls : )

Patti

wienerhoneymooners said...

I agree, I LOVE Sue's cards, the Autumn colors are so DIVINE!!!!!!!!

Deepti said...

Oh my what a treat this post is. Love the cards ur sister has created, Gorgeous inking! and love the colorful sweet cards u created :) thank you for sharing with Fusion!