Saturday, September 6, 2014

Back in the Craft Room Again

Hi everyone....It's been a good long while since I've been in my craft room or posted anything. I had originally planned to take a couple of weeks off to type a manuscript for DH, but ended up with that horrid virus that's still going around. Knocked me out for nearly a week, and really put the damper on typing. Once I felt better, I typed my poor little fingers down to practically nubbins, but, yesterday, I finally finished. This was an original Manuscript done by a committee of WPA workers in 1940. This work, in large part because of WWII, was never published. So my Honey Lamb is editing this for publication some 74 years later. However, what he got from the State Historical Society was a copy of a mimeographed copy. Fuzzy. And impossible for scanners, either here at home or at any of the professional places to scan. So, being the good little wifey-pooh that I am, and by far the better typist, I started from page one and put it all on a flash drive for him. And so when I finished yesterday, I didn't do too much, except make a card. Well....about six of them. All but the one you'll see first have become scratch paper. Mr. Mojo was too tired (jerk) from typing (jerk) to cooperate and craft (jerk). He came around a bit today, and together we got a couple more made!

The card I made yesterday, is one I really like. This will head into CAS(E) this Sketch #91, and into Miss Darnell's NBUS #2! (Hi D.!!) The die and two of the inks are NBUS, so this one qualifies, yippee!!! And that sketch from CTS by N@alie....Totally love it...check it out:


And this is my card:



Started with my usual Neenah white base. I used a scrap of CS and cut the WPlus9 pear (NBUS), then filled in with multiple inks in greens, yellow, pink, brown. Found a scrap of gray stripey dp, and did a partial cut with the same die. The sentiment was inked in Smoke by ME, and is from TT. Three SC sequins, and done. 

Next, (after going out and buying a dryer at the Home Depot and wondering just how much more I could have filled my craft room with supplies with that money....) I made a couple more cards. This one is a 4x4 notecard sample. Gotta make a set for a friend and this could be the prototype. It's going into the AEI{Heart}U Challenge


Challenge 15


This definitely qualifies as CAS. No froo-froo here:



Since it's a notecard, I left off any sentiment. Just didn't look right. The leaf stamp is AE, and I used Winter ink from ME. One MME enamel dot, a scrap of PS orange CS all on Neenah white. #2 done. (the # is not 'hashtag'...it's 'number.')

And this last card was a struggle. I started it yesterday, but as previously mentioned, Mr. Mojo (aka: Jerk), wasn't cooperating. He did today. This one will head on over to The Cutting Edge Challenge. Take a look at Lisa's inspiration card...totally brilliant. There's still time to play along, so join me, won't you?!




There's nothing I don't love about this card. That Lisa is such an inspiration! Mine is a pretty solid CASE of her card. Colors, stripes, gray, flowers...



For this, I used some Bazzill gray CS for the base and topped it with a scrap die cut with one of my favorite ME dies. The stamps and dies are all from PTI's set Note Niblets. A little SU black ink, a few blings for the centers of the flowers and done. All the flowers were scraps...Nice!  And that's it for today. It's good to be back, and I hope to do some visiting of your blogs yet today. Have a great weekend, and happy dances everyone!

29 comments:

cm said...

Woo Hooo...Happy dancing that *Happy Dance* is back! I've missed you, my friend - and wow, what an entrance you've made! Although Mr. Mojo was flirting with your creativity, from what you've shared here, you've shown him who's boss! Your pear card: love, love and love! I've been waiting for you to showcase this since you told me you ordered it, and you've made the wait more than worthwhile. Absolutely gorgeous! The note card set: perfect! Leaving off a sentiment amps up the versatility. Your third card: oh my! Your case of Lisa's card is marvelous, especially infused with your style! I'm with my family this weekend...hugs, cuddles and giggles galore with the kidlets! Aunty C is in her glory!!
Hugs, dear friend!!~c

cm said...

Me again: sorry to hear you weren't well, but so glad you're feeling better! All the typing you've done: bravo!! I think some serious spoiling and pampering from Honey Lamb is in order *grin* Speaking of NBUS...I went on a major spree!! Details soon...
Hugs again~c

Kim Heggins said...

Well...howdy neighbor! So nice to see back in blogland...you have been so missed. Happy to hear you are feeling better, bugs like that should be outlawed in my opinion. And then all that typing too, your poor fingers must be worked down to the bone! Not sure how you were able to get cards made after all that work for your sweetie. I am sure he appreciates all that you have done to help him.
Now on to your cards...there is just something about a pear card that makes my mouth water...such a beautiful image for a card and so detailed too. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Blogland is happy dancing because you are back, Bevie! Congratulations on finishing the manuscript! You get a special plaque in the Wifie Poo Hall of Fame and your DH owes you BIG TIME!

I'm sorry that your mojo juices weren't flowing to start with, but it didn't last long. These cards are all evidence of that! Thank you very much for playing in my second NBUS Challenge with Card #1. I love pears on a card so much and your coloring of yours is splendid! Notecard #2 stole my CASlovin' heart, and your CASE card #3 is, well, a perfect CASE of Lisa's beautiful card!!

A++++++ all around! Stay well and don't spend too much time patting your brand-new dryer to come back soon!! Or am I the only one who pats her new baby appliances? Hugs, Darnell

Kylie said...

Gosh I've missed you, Bev! Hope you are now feeling 100% better healthwise. Rest up as much as you can. Congratulations on getting the manuscript typed up. You are a gem!

Your cards are all gorgeous - a visual feast! The pear looks real! And that sweet sentiment. I love it!

I love the simplicity of your AE card - clean, crisp and the colours are lovely.

And your last card - so pretty and perfect.

hugs!! :)

Susanne Vargas said...

So happy you are back! And with not one but three cards! Can't imagine how you managed that after being sick (glad you're feeling better) and your typing marathon! Your cards show no sign of missing mojo but are fabulous! Hope to see more soon!

JD/ Jill said...

Hope you are feeling better...and my goodness that's a lot of typing! Don't think my wrists and (my eyes) these days could take all of that...
Your cards are all very nicely done, and your mojo has definitely returned!

Tracey McNeely said...

Welcome back, missed you Bev! I am so sorry to hear you were down with a nasty virus but a big whoop whoop to you for doing all that typing and I bet that it was so hard to decipher. Your cards are all so lovely, you came back with a bang! :)

Bobby said...

Welcome back, Bev. It's good to see all your beautiful cards again. That was a big undertaking, typing that manuscript, and I'm sure DH really appreciates your help. Now that you're on the mend from the virus, I hope to see you and Mr. Mojo often.

Jacquie Southas said...

Wow, Bev, I think Mr. Mojo is alive and well - great cards!

wienerhoneymooners said...

AMAZING, you always rock Bev!!! Glad you are getting so creative again!!!!

Hannelie said...

So very glad to see you back Bev!
Missed you!
And here you treat us with 3 fabulous cards!
Thanks dear friend!

Deepti said...
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Deepti said...

Welcome back Bev!! I missed you and your sweet posts :) wifie pooh is such a cute name, I am gonna call myself that ;) your cards are CAS perfections. Love them all, the pear card is pear-fect!!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Welcome back Bev! You have a bevy of beauties here! I think mr. Mojo is back! Love that pear, you have colored and shaded to perfection!
Congrats on your perseverance with the manuscript!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Welcome back Bev! You have a bevy of beauties here! I think mr. Mojo is back! Love that pear, you have colored and shaded to perfection!
Congrats on your perseverance with the manuscript!

Leigh Penner said...

What a huge job you did -- good for you!
And your cards are great! I still want to make one for the Cutting Edge Challenge -- love your take on it! And I love how you used the CTS sketch, too-- that pear is so sweet!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

LOVE your CAS designs! So beautiful!

lostinpaper said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling better, can't believe you typed a whole manuscript... too daring for me! LOVE your cards, especially that No froo-froo AE, I just know that I would have kept adding... and adding lol!

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful cards, Bev! Glad you're feeling better and cranked out some gorgeous work! Thanks for linking them up to Avery Elle and CTS!

Kim S said...

I'm so glad you are back to it. If you are missing Mr. Mojo, it really doesn't show - but if he did run away for awhile, you just have to remember to never again overwhelm him with all of the left-brain work (the typing) and be sure to give him lost of right-brain exercises (the art!)

I do the same thing when I buy stuff. I felt that way this week when I ordered new glasses which was really stupid because one of my eyes have changed so much that I have an almost impossible time focusing on small things. Thus...the glasses could really be a craft purchase(!)...but I still resented it.

Oh, right, this comment is supposed to be about cards. Your pear is gorgeous and using it on that sketch is perfect since it totally shows it off. On the second card, I don't think there is anything fresher than those colors. Just perfect for those graphic leaves and simple red dot. And is there anything better than pops of bright color on gray? I cannot believe I have never purchased that set - the fun fonts and cute little flower should really be a must-have!

Anita in France said...

Oh Bev, you're here! With your stunning cards! And I'm here enjoying them ... how delicious! Awesome colouring on that beautiful pear, love the simple freshness of the leaf flower ... and the grey with the pops of colour on those bold blooms ... swoon, just gorgeous! Soooo lovely to have you back, sweet friend ... joining everyone else in the happy dance! Hugs, Anita :)

Marybeth said...

Hey Bev!!! Welcome back! I am tired just thinking about all you have been doing and then get sick!
Love the beautiful CAS cards you did find time to make.
Hope you are feeling much better !

Geri said...

Soooooo nice to be back visiting my pals! Wow - you've created a trio of stunning cards dear friend...despite that nasty virus and some really sore & tired fingers.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the brilliant brad in the centre of the blue flower! The pear looks real enough to eat and the pink & yellow flowers totally pop!

KayM said...

Such pretty cards! So glad you're feeling better! Love what you did with the Cutting Edge inspiration card! Thanks so much for joining us this time around! :)

Amy Kolling said...

Bev....I adore your CAS card for the Cutting Edge Challenge! The simple little flowers with the tiny center embellishments are perfect especially in those gorgeous colors!

Chrissy Larson said...

What a wonderful group of cards! I love how clean they all are! Gorgeous!

icardeveryone01 said...

All gorgeous, each and every one... I'm partial to the pear =]
Racine, huh? My brother-in-law was a prof at Carthage for many, many years!
=] Michele

Yana Smakula said...

all stunning card! Thank you for joining the AE Challenge!