Monday, July 13, 2015

Let the Craziness Begin (and the cleaning...)

Maybe the title of this post should be "Let the Cleaning and the Craziness Begin..." I must apologize to you all for the comments not left. I have grandbabies coming for a week-long visit on Saturday, one of them is a 14 month-old, so I've been working around here trying to baby proof the house, and get things ready. Their parents will be here, so grandpa and I won't be totally and fully exhausted, but I still want floors to be extra-extra clean, and temptations and dangers taken care of before they get here. Hence, my near lack of visiting your blogs, and leaving such few comments. I also have what seems to me to be 20 bazillion birthdays to get to this month, so I still need to get a few cards finished. I made a couple, after giving up on the third "hello" card, and if I play my cards right (hahahahahaha) I can slip one into the City Crafter Challenge, and one into Addicted to Stamps and More. Then it's onto more cleaning and tidying and all those chores that I need to get to. I will apologize again, as I'm pretty sure that I won't have much time to blog or comment until after they leave. I will definitely try to, but can't be sure if it will happen.


Over at CCCB, we're to use predominately yellow. I think this one qualifies:


This card, and the next use pretty much the same supplies. The big difference is the colors. All the papers except the Michaels white, are from Fancy Pants. An AE frame die, a PTI ginko die and stamp with ME Smoke ink.  While the leaves looked okay as just a die cut, they really made me happy after I stamped the leaf image onto the dp. (Thank you Misti!!) A Verve sentiment, and a few yellow blings and that's it.  I love this card. 

This second card will pop into ATSAM, where we're to "make our marks." For my marks, it's the leaf stamping on the dp, and the sentiment.


A mirror of its yellow counterpart... And blue sequins instead of blings. So now I've got to get moving. If I don't "see" you, know that I will soon. Enjoy your summer everyone, and happy dances to you too!


14 comments:

Deepti said...

Beautiful card! Have fun with ur grandkids, I can see how excited you are about there visit :)

Lynn said...

Two absolutely beautiful cards and you never, ever need to apologize when you are spending time with family! Hope you have a wonderful time with your grandchildren Bev!

Susanne Vargas said...

Lovely cards, Bev! No need to feel bad about not commenting when the grandkids are coming! Enjoy them!

Nora N. said...

How exciting that your grandchildren are going to visit. I am glad that you were able to relax a bit and make a couple of cards. Speaking of cards-adorable!! Love the design and I also like that you used a mirror image for the second card. Really fabulous idea!!

Kim Heggins said...

How exciting for you!!! You will have to share photos of their visit too, please. Your cards are so fabulous and I recognize that patterned paper too, I have a pad of here that needs to see a little love. Get some rest and enjoy your family...commenting can always wait! Miss you lots.

Ros Crawford said...

Two very beautiful cards Bev! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

I Card Everyone said...

Really love that stamping on the DP, Bev... I'm going to give that a go, as I have that awesome Gingko set! Have a great weekend with those babies, Bev! What fun... OH Kringle #1 GONE! #2 in freezer - but you are SO right about the O&H being the best... I feel as if I've just experienced really great Kringle for the first time!!
=] Michele

Dana said...

Fabulous card!! Love the pattern paper!! Thanks for playing with us at Addicted to Stamps and More!!

Jen Mitchell said...

Beautiful cards Bev! Enjoy the visit with your family and don't worry about all that blog stuff! We'll see you around blogland soon enough!

Anita in France said...

Lovely mirror image cards, Bev ... these glorious colours always remind me of you, where ever I see them! Hope all the preparations are coming along ... and that you're also taking some time for you! I know you'll have a wonderful time with the littlies ... we'll all still be here when you get back! Missing you, sweet friend! Hugs & Bisous, Anita :)

Bobby said...

I've always loved that stamp but never got it, Bev. It looks fabulous when stamped and cut with DP. Enjoy your family and we'll see you when the fun is over.

Geri said...

I don't know how you do it pal!!! In the middle of preparing for a house full of company you manage to whip up two amazing cards!

What I love most about these two cards is that you let the stunning diecut image be the star of the show and enhanced it with the perfect finishing touches!

Enjoy your grandbabies!!! Lucky you :)

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Beautiful cards! Love your design and the diecuts!

Kylie said...

Oh wow, Bev! These are lovely. I love how you have used the patterned paper as well. Very clever!