Thursday, March 26, 2015

Not a Wonderful Monday and Tuesday

Thank heavens it's Thursday. I'm not even going to go into the early part of my week. Suffice it to say that the new computer is on hold, but I'm okay with it. More important things were needed, and my current little dinosaur is still going strong (for the moment anyway). Onto the cards. I REALLY needed some crafting therapy yesterday. Made tons, showing three today.

First up. A second card for the Time Out Challenge. It's black and white with one other color, plus it's CAS. I hope this one qualifies. It might be a bit more than CAS, and if it doesn't fit over there, then I hope the DT will take it down and give me a scolding. I'm a rule follower (well, most of the time anyway). Needed a masculine get well card for a friend. BTW, Susanne is GD at TO. Check out her blog and cards. You'll fall in love...

TIME OUT Challenges

Here 'tis...


Michaels white and scraps of black and green. MFT big die, and PPP little die. A bit of ribbon, and I embossed a HA image. The sentiment is from RC stamped in black Versafine.

Next up. This one really ticked me off when neither the lighting nor the photo editing would fix the nice yellows. Dang it all! They are really and truly almost matchy-matchy in real life... An Easter card for my little ones in Minnesota. This one is going into Uniko Studio where it's Anything Goes. Dear, sweet Sandie left a comment on of my cards, and mentioned that Uniko stamps weren't necessary to play along. I've been drooling over them ever since Bev (what a cool name!) started her company, but just haven't gotten any yet. Here's my chance. I hope!






All the papers are from my scrapbox on a Michaels white base. I used my big circle punch for the polka dot panel. And my small MFT order came in; this Looped Border die is one I've been eyeing since I borrowed Kim's at the Lake House adventure. Gave in and got it finally. These amazing and seriously cute bunnies were a gift from Ardyth. I completely adore them!!! I free cut some bows and added a bit of coordinating bling on each of them. Representing Carter, Samantha, and Kaylin; darling grandchildren!! The sentiment is from SC. So tiny and it fits in tight spaces perfectly!

Last up is a card strictly for Darnell's NBUS Challenge #4. Oh that Miss D.!! I just love her. But then, so does everyone out there in the card making blogosphere! Can I get a witness??!!! Somebody say "AMEN!" I felt Springy, so went with that feeling. You'll see:




*sigh* Blues and yellows together make me happy. I need happy this week. This'll do! My NBUS here are the stamps. I love this set. It's called Spring Stamp from (and how cool is this???) Avery Elle for Studio Calico! Check out the SC store for more info. Michaels white base and panel cut with an RC die. Versafine black ink, and Copic markers for the images. An old piece of yellow gingham, and a scrap of blue to finish things off. Sure hope this makes you happy too. With that, I'm off to run errands. Blessings to you all this week, and happy dances everyone.

28 comments:

Leigh Penner said...

Great cards!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Those bows on the bunnies are too cute! Hope your week gets better - remember there's no such thing as enough crafty time!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Great work there!

Lynn said...

Oh goodness...so glad your week is getting better my dear Bev. I'm working?! Can you tell?! Need a little break for my mind over here. You definitely pass the CAS test on your beautiful Time Out Card. And isn't my cousin just the best :)! Your two other cards...swoon too. Love those adorable bunnies...and the blue/yellow = perfection. Happy Friday Eve my friend. Here's hoping the weekend is a good one! xx

Deepti said...

Fabulous cards! The first card is totally CAS, no worries ;) I love the bunnies jumping around in ur second card !

Kara Lynne said...

I'm sorry you had a rough start to this week. Your CAS get well card is definitely CAS in my book, and it's classy and gorgeous! Your bunnies look so cute hopping around all dressed up in their bows! Your TY card is an ode to spring! I'm glad life is giving you some time to craft, it's good medicine!

~amy~ said...

Sorry that the beginning of your work wasn't too fun but hopefully it has gotten much better! Your cards are so fun...I adore all the yellow & blue!

Nancy Guse said...

I am glad you found the time to craft, your cards are beautiful!! Hope the end of the week is better than the beginning. Happy Dances to you Bev!

Bobby said...

First off, here's my AMEN! Secondly, you're much too hard on yourself, Bev. I think that first card is most definitely CAS enough. The three darling bunnies for the grands, and a "spring makes me happy" card are so wonderful. Hope your week continues to improve.

Tracey McNeely said...

All of these are fabulous Bev! Love the black and green on your first card and that RC sentiment. The bunnies are sweet as can be, love the big loopy border. Finally that last card is awesome I LOVE that cool flower!

Susanne Vargas said...

Your black and white card with the green leaf is wonderful and I would say it is definitely CAS! Thanks for the shout out!
The three bunnies are adorable with their colorful bows!
And you are right - yellow and blue is a very happy combination! And your card is so pretty!
Wishing you a great weekend to make up for the not so great start of the week!
Hugs!

Marybeth said...

Bev, you sure have some beauties here today! Love the crisp clean look of the first one. The bunnies are adorable and I love the happy yellow gingham on the last card.
Sorry your week has not started off right. Ok now go finish up this week with a wonderful weekend starting right now! Hugs sweet to you sweet girl.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Aaaand Bevie comes in with another triple deluxe post!! These are all so marvelous, my friend! I really love your TO card. It's masculine and crisp! Your sweet bunnies with their wee bow ties are stinkin' cute! (Ardyth always did like you best!!) And you wrapped it up beautifully with your NBUS spring entry! Blue and yellow - oh, and gingham - ARE spring in a nutshell, aren't they?! Thank you so much for your sweet words, my little friend, and for playing along!

I'm sorry your new computer is on hold, but as you said, your old one is doing the job just fine. Have a great weekend! Miss you! Mwah! Darnell

Becca Cruger said...

Well my dearest, I am sorry that your computer plans have not gone off without a hitch. Your cards, however, HAVE gone off without a hitch. You must be feeling the springtime because they all radiate sunshine.

JD/ Jill said...

You've made 3 get cards here! All so nicely done!

Laura Norris said...

I love all your cards. I have that leaf stamp and never know what to do with it. I'll have to CASE your beauty. And I have those adorable bunnies too! I love tucking them into grass. Try cutting them out of brown paper, and you've got chocolate bunnies!! Your yellow and blue card makes me happy too! Hooray for spring!

sandie said...

Goodness I just seem to have lost my comment. I had said I hope your week gets better and crafty therapy is the best. Your card for Time Out is definitely CAS enough and the drama of the black border really works perfectly. And so pleased you played at Uniko, adore the little bunnies especially thise funky ties...you can enter as many times as you want and if you use the sketch you have more time chance to win the random prize! Thanks for joining Time Out and Uniko, and take care xx

I Card Everyone said...

It's true what they say about bunnies... they are adorable =] Each card is adorable in its own way, Bev... love the last bloom!
=] Michele

Geri said...

Ahhhh....my daily dose of yummmmmy eye candy! And, a sure stress reliever for you! I LOVE the colors and the sideways image on your first card; ca-razy cute bunnies and yes, awesome border die; n-bus card rocks - the yellow gingham and the blue with a bold sentiment - WWCD!!!

Inkyfingers said...

What a gorgeous collection of cards, and I particularly love the first one - CAS perfection I'd say!

Sue said...

Beautiful cards, I have a soft spot for those cute bunnies! Lovely layout and die-cuts x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Wow! What a brilliant selection of cards Bev. Love them all but those cute little bunnies shout out as I have those dies too. Thanks for linking up and playing along at Uniko Studio.
Sarah

Anita in France said...

Do hope your week got much better, my lovely friend ... and that by now all is tickety-boo! Such fabby cards, all three of them ... what a Sunday afternoon treat! Yellow gingham with that sweet bloom for Darnell's NBUS celebration ... soooo pretty! Leaping bow tie attired bunnies ... cute, cute, cutest! CAS and crisp leaf ... cool, fresh and delicious! So delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs & Bisous, Anita :)

cm said...

So sorry to hear your week had a rocky start; hopefully, things have improved! Your crafting therapy cards: a trio of spectacular! Your masculine card is guy perfect for sure! The pretty blue bloom paired with the yellow gingham is incredibly pretty and definitely smile-making. And those bunnies, sporting their sweet bows and frolicking about...oh my!! A-DOR-A-BLE! Three cards...three very big happy sighs!
Hugs~c

Brenda said...

What amazing cards Bev! I love all of them, the "note" card is so elegant, the bunny card is just to dang sweet and cute!! Perfect for the grandkids! And your last card is just so springy and happy, well it makes me feel happy anyway. Love that yellow gingham, the flower is just so pretty as well. And a BIG Amen about Darnell! She is an incredible woman for sure! Hugs, Brenda

Gerrina said...

This card fits the challenge perfectly! Love the crisp and clear design! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

Nicki S said...

Super cute bunny card! So glad you joined us in the Uniko Challenge!

Kim Heggins said...

I know I am a bit behind...so sorry. but your cards are just amazing. I am in love with that sweet little bunny card of yours, so adorable and sweet.
Sorry to hear about your computer...all in good time right?
Miss you lots!