Saturday, May 30, 2015

Where Did May Go??!!

Here it is, May 30th, and I'm not at all sure where the month went! I did have two sets of company, so maybe 'entertaining' guests made the month fly by...who knows. That's the main reason I've been missing from blogland... I do promise to catch up commenting as best I can before heading off to play with four little grandchildren today. Took the last of May's company to the airport early yesterday morning then played in my craft room. And I've got a few cards to show for it too! More for the stash, more for upcoming birthdays. Guess I should get to that, shouldn't I...

Alrighty then. First up is a card for the current Fusion Challenge. Simply amazing cake in the photograph, but my brain said, "no...you're not using flowers today." I did try to work around it, but the brain seemed only to go in one direction. *sigh* I did use the colors and the sketch as you'll soon see. This card will also head over to SSS Wednesday Challenge where it's 'Anything Goes.'


Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

And I did manage to sneak in a flower despite my brain's objection. Sheesh!



I found this utterly sweet blue polkie dotted paper in a 6x6 pad from Pebbles. Cut an MFT flourish with a yellow scrap and used an Avocado Arts stamp in ME Smoke ink to pick up on the grays in the cake. A yellow Prima Marketing (ancient) chrysanthemum and the white flag is MFT. 


I also made a tag card for the Tag You're It Challenge. If this amazing design by Lynn Put doesn't help to bring on the summery sunny skies, then I don't know what will! Check it out:


Uh-huh. Totally love it! I didn't have a strawberry stamp (gee...I should remedy that, shouldn't I?! lol), so I used some cherries. 




All the papers are scraps (trying so hard to use them up...yeah, like that will ever happen...) except my Michaels whites. PTI's tags in white and red, LF stamps, MB cherries accented in GA, ribbon scraps, and a few blings. Just kind of fun.

Next, is a little card for Time Out. I'd like to encourage you all to head on over and play along. Miss Deepti is GD there, and as a prize, one lucky winner will acquire her new stamp set. Yes, you heard right, Deepti designed a set (put out by STAMPlorations) that is scrumptious!!! So happy for her! Here is her inspiration card:





There are so many interesting elements on her card. I was inspired by the chalkboard and gingham elements, as well as the flowers. 



Using my Silhouette, I printed out my chalkboard 'happy birthday,' and found this scrap in the dp scrapbox. A couple of crocheted flowers, (and as Miss Darnell would say...) "Shazambam," done! I hope it does Deepti's inspiration justice.

And last but certainly not least, a card for CASology, where the Cue Card this week is:


Now, as soon as I saw this, I knew I wanted to play along. It wasn't until yesterday though, that a PING began to bounce off the interior of my skull, and there was no other option. So raise your hand if you've ever seen the film. By today's standards, it's pretty hokey, but still, a love story is a love story. I will disagree with one of the most often quoted lines from this movie..."Love means never having to say you're sorry." Yeah, no. Though I'm never wrong (hahahahahahahahaha) about anything, and never at fault for anything (hysterical haha's now), I actually do say "I'm sorry" to DH (the love of my life). This card will go to him for our July anniversary. Because this is exactly what we have:





Started with a Michaels white base. Found a photo of the iconic "LOVE" online, then went to the Silhouette where I chose a font, skewed the 'O' and welded and cut. Scraps back the square, and the black part of the sentiment was computer generated. 
Long post, I know. So I'll stop jabbering now, and get a few things done before I play like a child with four little children. Happy dances everyone!

29 comments:

Gillian R said...

Wonderful cards. Love the take on the cue card. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology

Nora N. said...

WOW!! Love all your cards. My favorite is the love card, though. I love that you did this on your Silhouette. I have one but would never be able to find this and skew it like you did!! Really like the CAS fusion challenge card too. I like the little flag and the fun yellow scrolls underneath. You rocked it out of the park.

I hope that June is a little less busy for you. Sounds like May was swamped!!

lostinpaper said...

I'm with you, was there even a 'May' this year? lol. For us that means we are now into Winter, not my fave time of year but it also means that next comes Spring. Your cards are so wonderful Bev, you've reminded me that I have some of those resin flowers (from Kaisercraft from years ago) and that I need to find and use them, love how the yellow pops of the polka background. Also the bold colours are perfect in your iconic love card!

Jen Mitchell said...

Wow, you must have been going full tilt after you drove your company to the airport to get all these made! I am in awe of your stamina - not to mention your creativity. And it's so good to see you playing along with us over at Tag You're It too!

Virginia Lu said...

Oh, Bev, you have been creative...love each and every one of them! Your first card is darling! I love that added flower! Sometimes you just have to do what the brain tells you, right? So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! I hope that you are having a fabulous weekend! Always a treat to see you in my blog!

Geri said...

Yowzers girlfriend! Where in the heck did you find all this incredible creative energy after a jam packed company tilt! Where to begin...Card one - polkie dots rock this one - and the single flower! Card two -red AND green gingham & cherries..beyond SWEET!. Card three - chalkboard sentiment, more gingham & crocheted flowers - so country!

Card 4 get its own paragraph! Seriously beyond spectacular! Awesome colors, out-of-this-world crazy cool design & a split sentiment SCREAMS Winner!

Talk to you tomorrow!

....freakin' out about our hit & miss internet! This is attempt #3 today to try to get caught up!

Brenda said...

May has flown by me too Bev and I wasn't doing any entertaining either! lol Glad your company got off so you could do some playing and boy it sure looks like you got crafty!! I am in love with the blue polka dot paper, it's so sweet and I love that flourish and flower. I'd say great take on the inspiration photo and sketch! That tag is amazing and I am loving your cherries on the tag, looks fabulous and so summery! Love the birthday card with the pink gingham paper, who doesn't love chalkboards and gingham?!! And your last card....hand raised, loved that movie so much! And your card is stunning, perfect anniversary card for your DH. I'd say a job well done!! Hugs, Brenda

Lynn said...

Wow! You've made up for lost time my friend! All kinds of incredible inspiration. Love the fancy flourish on your Fusion card...such a clever way to use the sketch! And the LOVE card...it is perfection in my book. Always inspired when I come by your gorgeous blog Bev. Thanks as always for playing along with us at Fusion & Time Out!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I enjoyed every word and card because they were long overdue, my friend! You have been missed! Thank you for giving us a wonderful Bevie "fix" with all these delightful makes, so perfect for the challenges! I would say shazambam, winners here!! I especially loved your LOVE Story story and card!! It sounds and looks like you are feeling better and that makes me happy dance!! Miss you! Hugs, Darnell

Marybeth said...

Oh Bev you have so many beautiful cards on today post, all worthy of their own post and praise. I think you tag card is so absolutely darling , I just love it and is reminds me of a summer dress I once had. Your Love Story card is amazon, great job with that one. I agree with you on the one main quite in the book, I don’t agree with it either. My husband has a funny way of saying he is sorry, ( in my post for tomorrow) . Beautiful work my dear!

Kylie said...

I wish I knew where May went too! I seriously LOVE how each of your cards are so different. They are all so pretty and know I'm wishing I had some pink gingham to play with too as that one punched me straight between the eyes with great force...in a good way. lol Love them all, Miss Bev! :)

Shona Chambers said...

How wonderful to have a machine where you can create what you see in your mind or in a photo?? The 'love' story card is brilliant and must be a winner! I so love your CASE of Deepti's card, the crocheted flowers are so sweet and love your chalkboard. A fabulous CASE and I'm always happy to see you at TIME OUT!

Bobby said...

All your creative energy just erupted once you got into the craftroom after a long absence, Bev. What amazes me is your great use of your Silhouette to make your unique cards. I still have yet to learn how to use mine. All the work to make the Love card really paid off. It is fantastic!

Vicki Dutcher said...

So fun to pop over and get to see all the fun eye candy! Fabulous post!

sandie said...

wow so much inspiration here, you made up for lost time here. I adore your CASE of Deepti's card. I love you added the fabric flowers. Thanks for joining TO X

Judy1223 said...

Bev, I adore your "love story" card and I couldn't agree with you more (about disagreeing with the movie quote). After all, no one is perfect! Your card is bold and colorful, yet perfectly CAS...not an easy thing to achieve but you did it! Thanks for joining us at CASology...take good care!

Joyce said...

Goodness--what a fantastic post full of gorgeous cards. Of course, I just love the card you entered at CASology--Love that movie and book--such a classic, and happy anniversary to you and your DH. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

maria f. said...

This post is such a treat. You saved my favorite for last! Wowzers. That is not only one fabulous design, it's a wonderful craft of love. And I do remember that movie. Vaguely. Sad, right? Seems like all the love story-ish movies back then had someone getting sick and dying, eh? Now I must go enjoy the virtual party I'm sure you, the super hostess, put together for Ardyth...

cm said...

Shazambam x four, my friend! I'm in jaw-dropped awe at the exponential creativity you've shared here, AFTER having all that company! You're a marvel! Where to begin with accolades...hmmm..how about this: I love them alllll immensely! Polka-dots, flourishes, cherries, gingham, flowers and...a LOVE story! Talk about covering the spectrum of inspired and inspiring! Hope you have a blast with the little ones, and come home wonderfully *exhausted* in only the best of ways!
Hugs galore!
~c

Jen W. said...

Wow, Bev, you've really been making up for lost crafty time!! What a bevy of beauties! (Pun most definitely intended…) :D Those cherries are sweet as ever and I love the little crocheted flowers but your Love Story card is the crown jewel! Being terrified of Silhouette's I am in awes when I see magic like this. And your never wrong story had me giggling maniacally right along with you!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Bev, your creativity is so inspiring, LOVE LOVE the strawberry sweetness!!!
Yay for your FUSION lovely too, and hey, adding the flower, perfect choice, LOVE it.

So glad you joined the FUSION fun with us! Hope you join us again!!!

artful-notions said...

Well, I came here through the Tag You're It challenge and your darling tag/card (super by the way!), and got treated to a smorgasbord of wonders! You are one talented lady. They are all so darling! The double jars and torn paper is a favorite, but still love the cherry tags! Thanks for joining the fun at TYI! Hope you come back!

Anja Curvers said...

You have been pretty busy. Love them all thanks for joining us over at tag you're it.

Michelle said...

Beautiful cards, Bev! Thanks for joining us at Fusion!

~amy~ said...

seriously...where did May go?! My commenting has been lacking because everything has been coffee oriented:) What a glorious post...so much inspiration! LOVE everything...awesome work.

Petra Swart said...

WOW, you've been busy, Bev and you've made some lovely cards!!!! Love your post with all the great inspiration!!!!!

Anita in France said...

Oh Bev, it's so lovely to be catching up with you ... and to be treated to all your gorgeous cards! How fabulous is that delicate, buttery yellow flourish against the sweet polka dot DP ... and that little flower bud with it ... a delight! Sweet little cherry tags and a cool and stunning graphic love story card ... you romantic soul, you! Those little crocheted blooms are so sweet paired with the gingham background and that soft chalkboard sentiment ... a wonderful take on Deepti's inspiration, my friend! Delighted, as always, to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Miss you! Hugs & Bisous, Anita :)

Deepti said...

what a lovely dose of beautiful cards! I love the clean simplicity of your cards and your CASE of my card is simply adorable :) thank you for your kind words and playing along at TOC

Shery said...

All pretty cards -- love how they look all so different and perfectly fit the challenges. Your CASE of Deepti's card is so sweet! The gingham DP is adorable, and so are the crocheted flowers :o)