Sunday, April 12, 2015

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Now that Spring is here, we're beginning to get news from family and friends. The "we're coming to visit for a week" kind of news. It begins early in May, then continues until school starts in the Fall. A few breaks in the company, but it looks like May, June, July and August will each have our guest rooms booked. Love it! Love it! Love it! Can't wait, truth be told!

What that means for crafting, is that it will most likely be sporadic for a while now. And probably not much in the next two weeks. I've got some projects that I need to get done before I start 'company cleaning.' And this Friday I've got three sweet and wonderful granddaughters coming for the weekend. So excited about that! Can you say 'girls lunch and shopping trip?' This grandma is going to have waaaay too much fun! Come Monday, I'll probably need to be hooked up to a coffee IV in order to get things done around here, lol, but it will be soooo worth it.

Anyway... Before the doors close on Muse and CASology, I wanted to play along. The Cue Card at Casology is "News" and I've had several pieces of it recently. My next-door neighbor got a promotion at work, and naturally I made a card. You'd love her, she's so nice!


Her favorite color is Navy Blue, so I ran with that...


I was inspired by all the split panels I've been seeing and gave it a go here. Michaels white base and panels. A panel beneath from some of my favorite Theresa Collins papers, with a NBUS PTI die cut in navy. Some Heidi Swapp enamel stars and done. Popped up the white panels with fun foam. Pretty QACAS! Love that! And a thanks to Darnell for the acronyms...aren't they perfect?!

Next is my Muse card. Vicki Dutcher is up this week, and has this bright, colorful card. Thought this one might be a bit of a challenge, but an idea pinged, and voila!, a card was hatched!



And mine looks like this:


Pretty sure you can tell how I was inspired.... Michaels white base, ME die, W Plus 9 circle die, some Michaels striped paper, a scrap of black, TT bird stamps colored with various markers, a HA sentiment die, and three orange sequins. This card almost put itself together. And I won't keep you any longer. Hope you all had a great weekend, and happy dances everyone!!!

39 comments:

Susanne Vargas said...

Absolutely adore both cards! The first is so gorgeously CAS with the split panel and the die fits perfectly in the split!
Love how you interpreted the Muse! Those birds always make me smile!
You are so sweet that you actually look forward to having visitors for most of the summer! I think not many people are such gracious hosts!
Wishing you a fabulous week!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Camo over from the Muse - love your "slanted" approach on Vicki's card and those birds are just awesome!

Tracey Wilson said...

love your long-legged birdies!!!! very pretty card!!! great job on the MUSE challenge!

Joyce said...

Two fantastic cards, Bev. Really love the simplicity of your Congratulations card, and I always love those PB long legged birds. Thanks so much for fitting CASology into your limited crafting time, and have fun with your little visitors.

Tracey McNeely said...

CASolody + MUSE + Bev equals fabulous! Two great cards Bev love how the newsprint is behind the split!

Tracey McNeely said...

Thank you for sharing with usu at CASology!

Karen Mead said...

Your cards are gorgeous Bev and I love those cute birds:) xx

Brenda said...

My goodness, but it sounds like it will be a fun, fun, fun summer for you Bev!! I don't blame you, I would love it too. lol And I really love when our grands come over to stay. Only ours are still pretty young and can give grandma a run for her money!! I love, love your beautiful cards! The split panel card, so simple, but so beautiful. I'm sure your neighbor will love it! I also love your take on Vicki's card, amazing! Hugs, Brenda

Kylie said...

Totally loving the simplicity of the first card. The centre panel looks so elegant! The cute birds for the second card are just darling! Beautiful, Bev!

Ксения Phedra Ли said...

Wow! Now I am a fan of your card inspired by Vicki)

~amy~ said...

You're going to be busy with house guests! How fun!

Both of your cards are wonderful...love the design of the first one...I love the navy!

Such a fun take on Vicki's card!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

I think these are some of my favourites of yours ever - they are both absolutely perfect for their respective challenges - your brain clearly pings and pings when it's anticipating lots of fun! So glad you joined us at Muse and CASology my friend!

shirley-bee said...

Two fabulous cards, Bev! I adore your take on Vicki's Muse card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome cards - of course I am partial to the Muse one ;) -- your next few months sound fun-filled, but we will miss your cards here on your blog! Thanks so much for joining in at Muse!!

Hazel Hodgkins said...

Fabulous cards Bev! Love that inlaid newsprint! Your neighbour must love it! Great MUSE inspiration too. Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

Laura Norris said...

Great cards!! Love the simple congrats one, and a wonderful take on Vicki's card. Have fun with the grandkids and all the company this summer!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love having a full guest room :)

The cards are perfectly CAS - love the sweet birds on the Myse card!

I Card Everyone said...

Now you just know I'd LOve those birds, right? Fabulous take on Vicki's card!!! Thanks for playing cards with Muse this week... now get back to work!!!
=] Michele

Bobby said...

I absolutely adore those TT birds and haven't used mine in a while. I don't know why. I love the entire design of that card, perfect for the challenge. I haven't tried the split panel yet but you pulled it off beautifully. Have fun with those granddaughters. What an I saying? Of course you will.

Kara Lynne said...

I'm so happy for you that you will have family and friends with you all summer! Funny, no one wants to come visit Wisconsin in February?! I love your newsy navy congrats card, I'm sure your neighbor does too. Those birds are wonderful! I love the design of your card! Hope to see you around from time to time this summer, but either way, I hope it's your best summer so far!

Jen Mitchell said...

How wonderful that your summer will be full of family! And how wonderful that your neighbor will receive this "congratulations" card. I'll bet she's awfully glad to live next to someone so talented! The birds are fantastic too. I really like how you've tilted the black and white stripes. So clever!

wienerhoneymooners said...

WOW!! Great News card, and how cute it that MUSE card!!! Perfection Wonderful Design Bev!!! I love all your creativity!!! XOXOX!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Fabulous cards, Bevie! I especially love your take on the MUSE and feel like it's a winner for sure, for sure!! Well, shoot, so all your guest rooms are already booked for the summer, eh? Dagnabbit!! I hope you don't make yourself too scarce!! Miss you oodles! Hugs, Darnell

Anita in France said...

What a joy to read your lovely post, Bev ... and to see these two TOTALLY BRILLIANT cards! Hope you heard that from here! Navy and white, crisp and clean ... soooo gorgeous! Those adorable long legged birds ... you know I'm going to smile all over my face seeing their appearance here ... they're a delight! LOVE both these, my sweet friend! Enjoy your coming girls' weekend! Missing you! Hugs & Bisous! Anita :)

Anita in France said...

Knew these were award winning beauties, Bev ... and so did plenty of others! Congratulations on an HM at CASology and a FM at Muse ... yay ... woo-hoo ... so delighted for you! Hugs & Bisous, Anita :)

Geri said...

Awesome cards pal! Discussing them in real life voices is sooooo much better than typing! Thanks for the great visit!!

XX OO

Kim Heggins said...

Well, I am late to the party. Two fabulous cards and congrats on your wins...well deserved my dear friend.

Leigh Penner said...

Great cards, Bev! How fun that you'll have so many visitors! I'm been in cleaning/purging mode lately -- must be something in the air.... oh yeah, it's Spring! :)

PiecesByEmily said...

Awesome cards, Bev! Love your take on the NEWS challenge!

Martha said...

Bev, both cards are simply beautiful!
Love your fabulous take on Vicki's card. Those darling birds always make me smile, and you've used them so beautifully. (Which reminds me that I have them & should use them again.) Thanks, for the lovely inspiration.

Enjoy your visit with your granddaughters & family.

sofia andersson said...

Hi there,
and nice to meet you! Thanks for following - as you'll see I returned the flavour ;) (More Darnell-isms)
Love your cards - this striking clean style is what I aspire to as well, and I can see that your blog will be on my to-read list for this spring :)
Hugs,
Sofia /TheEternalPhoenix

Nancy Guse said...

Great cards Bev!! It sounds wonderful that family and friends are visiting.

cm said...

How lucky your visitors are to be spending time with YOU! I'm green with envy! Based on what I know of your marvelous 'blog parties,' I can only imagine what an exponentially awesome hostess you are in real life! Fun to be had...in the 'oodles of' category! Your cards: love x love! Your split panel is marvelous; sure to tickle your neighbour pink with how pretty and heart-warming it is!
Your take on Vicki's Muse card...only BRILLIANT! Those birds, in your hands, are just precious! Enjoy your company immensely; have fun to the max, and know that we're all here, thinking of you and looking forward to updates whenever you can!
Lots of love,
~c

Marybeth said...

Just thinking about you Bev! Sounds wonderful to have so many guest for a while , work and blessing all in one. Gorgeous card .....xoxoxo

Keren Baker said...

Totally love your wobbly birds- it's the perfect Answer to your lovely muse! All those guests sounds fun, if not a little tiring! Enjoy those lovely grand kids though! x

Kim S said...

Have fun with all of your company!! Doesn't sound like you'll have time to even miss your crafting time!

I love your simple congratulations. The news and the long sentiment peeking out of the split panel is a fabulous look. And I love the diagonal stripes on the diagonal panel on the second. It's a fun look that totally matches the look of the birds.

Bren + Lucy said...

Loving your pictures and the genuine, honest way you have put your story across - you're an inspiration and I am following your journey - awesome work!

maria f. said...

Two deliciously crisp and clean beauties. Those long-legged birds are too cool.

Deepti said...

How creative is your news card! Love it. Love your take on the MUSE too :)