Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Blessed Easter

Like many of you, I'm making Easter dinner. Only we've decided to have it on Saturday as our two UW granddaughters need to get back to campus on Sunday. Way less rush for them, and I can fully concentrate on the glorious Easter service at church rather than half-think about the ham and whether or not the potatoes will be done if I start them after church. You know what I'm talking about....With that in mind, I'm not sure if I'll be posting until next week.

Even though I'll be cleaning the house before Saturday, no one will be able to tell. New water mains going in on our street, and besides the noise and difficulty getting in and out, the dust is ridiculous. Having the water off at times pretty much stinks too. Hard to clean without water. About half the time, I've got the bathtub full for such uses, but let's face it, I'm spoiled. I turn on the hot water tap, and boom, hot water. Hopefully, they'll be done before much longer. I seriously want to open my windows....

Anyway... I've got some cards to show you. And they're all headed into challenges and off to family and friends! I'll start with this one. Since I haven't played at Muse in what seems like ages to me, I thought I'd give Kristie's card a go.


I chose the colors and the circle shape for my card. 


Michaels white base, and scraps of colored cardstock. A smattering of sequins, and PTI die and stamps. Pretty QACAS (thanks for acronym, Miss D.)

Next is my card for several challenges. Less Is More, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, ColourQ, and City Crafter Challenge, where Miss Darnell is GD! And one of my all time favorite themes...

"Less is More"

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog



For Less Is More, we're to combine three past challenges. I've chosen Challenge 25 - ribbon, Challenge 38 - Polka Dots, and Challenge 172 - Flowers. SSSWC is "Happy Birthday." And you can see the ColourQ colors... Yummy, yummy Polka Dots at City Crafters, yay!!


I cut a sweet piece of polka dot paper from LF, and adhered it to my Michaels white base. Took scraps to make my tag, banner, and flowers. Used a Cuttlebug polka dot embossing folder and die cut the tag with an SC die. Used an AE sentiment, and RC flowers. The stems are just slivers of green scraps. A few sequins for interest, two kinds of ribbon, though the yellow is hard to see, and ME and Studio G inks. Popped up the tag and the banner. Like it hanging off the edge. 

Last card. I promise. This one is going over to CASology, where I have been lax playing as of late. Today's card, is a one-layer.




For this card, (and for all of them, actually...) I stamped the images and sentiment with my brand spanking new MISTI!!! And yep, I like it. Still have to figure out a few things, but overall, it's already saved me paper and time. I made a panel and taped it on top of my Michaels white card base. Using all SC stamps, I placed them where I wanted them and stamped. Colored with various markers before taking the masking panel off, then stamped the sentiment. And that's all there was to it. 

Easter Blessings dear friends. 


36 comments:

Virginia Lu said...

You are on a roll! Love your designs, Bev! The tag design is simply delightful! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Happy Birthday” Challenge!Like you, we are likely to have our Easter dinner on Saturday! Wish you and family a Happy Easter! PS: glad to hear that you break out the MISTI and put it into good use already!

Lynn said...

Smiling at the thoughts of cooking things during or/after mass. Having those conversations in my head. We're going to 9 am mass but having family over at noon for brunch. It will be a small crowd by Mangan standards :) Love all three of your cards especially the all stamped third one. Thinking about that darn Misti. Do I need it?!

Stella said...

All four cards are lovely and your take on our challenge is gorgeous. I love the mix of embossed polka dots and polka dotted paper. Fab design; just perfect! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB this week!

Stella said...

Oops almost forgoteen; have a happy Easter too!

Anita in France said...

What a trio of happy cards, Bev ... the first so cool and funky, the second a fun, vibrant polka dotted delight (thought of you when I saw Miss D's final GD spot at CC!) and the third a gorgeous posy panel! They're all so delicious! You have a misti ... oh my ... can I beam over and try it? Easter Blessings to you too, my lovely friend! Miss you ... hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Judy1223 said...

Bev, your whole post made me smile. I love that you don't have to worry about your ham and potatoes on Easter Sunday...I can relate! I love all three cards...and your spring CASology card is so peppy and cheerful and springy! Happy Easter to you and yours, and thanks for joining us at CASology!

Deepti said...

These are so lovely! I like your spring card with masked focal point, looks so cool :) You too have got MISTI !!! yay :) the more I read about it the more I want it ;P

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

So pretty - all of them! Glad you're enjoying your MISTI and I love how you've interpreted this week's Muse! So glad you joined us, my friend! Happy Easter!

Nora N. said...

All of these are so lovely!! Love the happy with the fun card stock backing. I also like how you created your MISTI card. I JUST ordered MISTI about 15 minutes ago. Any tips and tricks you have, I will welcome. Thanks for sharing!! Nora

Shelly said...

These are all so FABULOUS! Love! Have a Happy Easter! :)

Susanne Vargas said...

A trio of fabulous cards! Brilliant take on the Muse, all the different polka dots are so fun, and the pretty CAS spring card!
Have a joyful Easter!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh how sweet, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Lisa Lara said...

What a fabulous parade of beautiful cards.

Ros Crawford said...

What gorgeous cards Bev!! I'm so glad you could join us this week at CCCB ... Happy Easter!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Gorgeous cards Bev and each one is so different but all super striking. Love your combination of past LIM challenges and the bright pop of colours. thanks for playing along. Sarah Less is More

I Card Everyone said...

Kristie's card is a tricky one - you've done a great take on it, Bev... thanks for playing along... you know we love it when you do!! The polkas? Love every little one... posies, too!
=] Michele

Sylvia said...

Your Make a wish card is so sweet, Bev! Thanks for joining in the fun at the colourQ.

Kristie Goulet said...

Gorgeous cards, Bev! Love how you were inspired by my card. Have a very Happy Easter! Hugs!

Marybeth said...

Hi Bev! I love your take on Kristie's gorgeous sympthy card! tbis Happy card is wonderful! Love your CAS colour Q card! I hear you on cleaning and in two minutes it's dusty again. When we get high winds by us we get so much dirt I say you can put a beach blanket on the floor and pretend you are at the beach.
I hope you have a wonderful day with your family and a beautiful Easter Sunday. Everyone coming to our house:)

Chrissie said...

What a sweet card you made with your combination of challenges for us!
Such lovely spring colours
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Kim Heggins said...

Miss Bev...wishing you and your sweet family a very blessed Easter too. No cooking in my house, we go out for brunch. Easy for everyone. Your cards are just fabulous, a trio of amazing cards. Enjoy your weekend! Miss you lots too!

Kim Heggins said...

oops...forgot to thank you for playing along with us at ColourQ, hope to see you again next week!

Joyce said...

Wow, Bev. You have been a creating machine. It's a good thing when the water goes out I guess. Love them all, but most especially the one layer beauty you made for CASology. Love how those masked flowers look. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology and wishing you and your family a happy Easter.

Jacquie Southas said...

Great cards, Bev! Love that MISTI :)

Happy Easter!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Happy Easter to you and your family tomorrow, Bevie! I hope you have the whole water debacle finished!

I love these cards and I think you have winners here!! You rocked the MUSE, your cute tag polkie dottie card is the best (love that offset sediment!), and you inspire me with your last MISTI-aided creation! Guess I'm gonna have to get one! Thank you so much for playing in the City Crafter challenge! Hugs, Darnell

Tracey McNeely said...

FAbulous cards Bev! I love your take on Muse, that sweet tag and your pretty spring hello card. Thank you for sharing with us at CASology! Happy Easter!

Samra Leshinski said...

Such pretty cards, especially one with polka dots :) Thank you for joining CCCB this week!!
Samra DT

Anne said...

Bev what a lovely collection of cards!
Thanks so much for combining challenges at LIM!
Anne
Less is More

Karen M said...

All of your cards are gorgeous, Bev. I especially like the last one, the Colours are perfect for spring. Easter blessings to you Kx

Bobby said...

You did great with all the challenges, Bev. I can see how you were inspired in each one. Another MISTI convert. I'm seriously considering it.

kreativekymona.com said...

Hey Bev!!! All of your cards are fantastic. Your awesome colors for spring. Thanks for playing along with us this week at CASology.

Jen W. said...

A trio of beauties, Bev! they're all fantastic but I especially love the third one with the masked panel and soft colours. Really gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!
I hope that everything went smoothly with the big meal and that you all had a very happy Easter! :)

Jingle said...

Your cards are very cute! Love the tiny little flowers on your tag! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Geri said...

Hope you had a lovely Easter!

A trio of terrific-ness! Bright, dynamic color combos that absolutely rock on all three cards! Adore your 'happy' card which reminds me of the kazillion episodes of Happy Days that we watched 'way back when'. Polka dot paradise for card #2 and a heart stopper for me! Even your sentiment has a cool 'rounded' look. Card #3 - wow - gorgeous Copic coloring and again, the perfect sentiment for the sweet images!

Dust and lack of running water sure hasn't curtailed your creativity my dear friend!

Brenda said...

My goodness, these are fabulous cards Bev! Hugs, Brenda

cm said...

My sweet friend...I'd accuse myself of being late with commenting BUT I wasn't...blogger has been nom-noming away at my comments, scattering emails and even doing weird FB things! Craziness! Anyway, I'm rewinding back to let you know (again *grin*) that these cards are dynamite! Colours, designs...they're such delights! Not that I'm choosing a favourite, but I must say the third, with the sweet flowers, has caught my eye!
Hugs~c