Friday, August 28, 2015

It's Mighty Quiet Here...

My sweet son and his family have come and gone. We celebrated his birthday in style, with decorations, cards, and presents made by his three little ones. That was so much fun! And he loved his scrapbook! I'd even found his much-loved leather jacket that he had when he was 14, and which showed up in a photo or two in the scrapbook. Somehow, though, he conveniently forgot to take it home with him, lol! They arrived late Sunday night, and when little Miss Sammy ran in, the first thing she said was, "Grammy!!! Do we have time to make cards tonight??!!" Have I got this group of grandchildren trained or what?! Wonderful visit. Yesterday was spent washing sheets, picking up the rest of the house, and running to resupply Mother Hubbard's cupboards. Oh! And working on some card making time. Mr. Mojo wasn't quite ready to get back in the swing, so we had to finish up today. I think I might be back in the groove (did I just jinx the rest of the day/weekend for card making by saying that???).  Hopefully in a bit, I can stop and see what you all have been up to lately.

I've got a couple of cards for a few challenges to share today. Went poking around the challenge blogs, and stopped to see what was up at CASology. Plaid. PLAID??!! How will I ever work that in??? Dang, guess I won't be playing along there this week... Or so I thought...then a ping started bouncing around in my brain. And it translated from brain to card exactly. Love it when that happens!! Could be that I was partially inspired by the new Work It Wednesday over at the SSS blog. The theme for this month is "Fall." Got both challenges covered.

 

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And while I was at it, I thought I just might see what I could come up with for the new CAS(E) this Sketch too.  Made two cards for that one, but liked second one better. Maybe I'll rework card number one for another post this weekend.


A nice, masculine birthday card. Can never have too many of those, can we? I've had this double-sided 12x12 paper in my stash forever. Decided to use it for a card instead of hoarding it for another million years. The brown is a scrap, and it's got a sweet coppery shimmer to it, which of course, doesn't show up in the photo. An MFT leaf die, and a PTI stamp with some Potting Soil Ranger ink. It looks so cool irl...

Shaker card for CTS...


Got a teenaged granddaughter's birthday coming up, so made this with her in mind. Michaels white, and a teal scrap, and two dp scraps. I used my PPP die here (love it!) to make the square, and filled it with sequins. A TT 'happy' die, and that's it. Not difficult whatsoever. 

Now it's time to get the craft room picked up, do a few chores, and then visit your blogs. Have a great weekend, and happy dances everyone!



26 comments:

Barb said...

It sounds as if you had a lovely visit with your family. Well done getting the scrapbook finished in time.

Your two cards are both lovely. I especially like the shaker card. Barbxx

sandie said...

Hi Bev, thank you for such a sweet comment on my blog.Sounds like you had a lovely family time. And some fab cards-adore the shaker card-have a fun weekend x

Becca Cruger said...

Sniffle* Take it from me, your grandchildren will cherish those crafting with grandma memories.
That shimmery cardstock has me drooooooooling. I just want to flick it back and forth in the light so I get the full effect. And your shaker is just adorable! So bright and definitely HAPPY!

Nora N. said...

I am glad you had such a wonderful time with your family. LOVE your cards. Stunning design!! LOVE the shimmer on the first card.

lostinpaper said...

Great CAS plaid leaf and the shaker angled square, so much fun, looks like you had a blast making these Bev!

Shelly said...

Sounds like you had some mighty sweet family time! ;) I have to say, your first card is gorgeous! I love the plaid leaf and shimmer! And your second card is super sweet! Perfect for a teenage girl!
And thank you for your sweet comment for my daughter...she LOVED it! :)

Geri said...

Yay! So nice to see you out and about in blogland! Sounds like you had one awesome visit! I can just image the excitement of the little ones, barrelling into the house, with card making #1 on their list! I bet I know what will forever remain their fondest and most fun thing to do at grandma's house!

Two fab cards pal! The plaid leaf is heading straight for the Winner's Circle! The 'linen look' base paper paired with the shimmery paper (yep - I can see a shimmer) and the delicious plaid is clean, simple, and elegant...in a guy way, of course!

2nd card - CLEVER, CLEVER, CLEVER! Love the colored sprinkles, love the opposite angle of 'happy' and LOVE the bit of color at the top & bottom of the panel!

Laura Norris said...

So glad to hear you had such a nice visit and that the scrapbook was a hit!! Love your cards too! That plaid leaf is beautiful and the shaker is fun!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are both wonderful, Bev!

Lynn said...

So glad you had such a wonderful week with your son and grandchildren! Love, love, love the way your masculine birthday card is CAS yet you can feel the texture and richness of the card...and the shaker birthday - perfectly happy for sure!

I Card Everyone said...

Just the cutest cards, BEv... love that plaid! I'm a big plaid fan, and wished pine cones came in this design - I'd collect a bushel basket full! What teen wouldn't love that shaker - shake it Grammy!!
=]

Ardyth said...

I love to see you make two similar cards completely different (if you know what I mean). Love both of these - the first is a perfect masculine birthday card and the second is just full of fun and joy! So glad you joined us at CASology this week, my friend!

Karen King said...

The plaid leaf card is fabulous! Good for you for using great things from your stash!

Bobby said...

Glad you had so much fun with family and that Tad loved his scrapbook. Maybe a shadow box is in order for that jacket. ;) Love these cards, Bev. The paid on that leaf makes it look like a pinecone - not a bad thing. The colorful shaker is perfect for a teen.

Susanne Vargas said...

So happy that you enjoyed the time with your family and that you had time to make to great cards! The first one is fabulous in its simplicity and your shaker card is really fun!

Joyce said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful family visit. Love both of your cards today. That plaid leaf is perfect. Love the simplicity of this card. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Tracey McNeely said...

Ping ping ping, and the results are just fabulous Bev! What a perfect masculine birthday card. I am so sorry that I haven't been by, I am just starting to dig myself out of the boxes and see what the rest of the world has been up to. Thank for you sharing with us this week at CASology! xoxo

Anita in France said...

Yay, Bev, you're here ... and with a pair of splendid cards! The sense of cool, understated style on the plaid leaf is fabulous ... and so stylish! Your fun shaker ... crisp, bright and vibrant ... and I'm feeling the need to give it a good shake! So happy that you had such a wonderful visit ... that party must've been something ... your virtual ones are magical ... I can imagine Tad's must've been spectacular! Great to have you back, mon amie ... miss you! Hugs & bisous, bisous, Anita :)

Hannelie said...

Oh you are spoiling us with awesome cards Bev!
Perfect for our challenges at CTS an Casology! Thanks for joining the fun!

hazelspaperdesigns said...

Bev, what a sensational way to use plaid (and coppery scraps!!) love it when that happens, and the end result is superb! Just found some masculine looking plaid in my stash (didn't think I had any plaid at all!) so you've inspired me with the perfect layout! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week amidst all the exciting happenings at the weekend!

Marybeth said...

Your GK sound like mine. Too bad we can't go in the craft room while making dinner for 20 or more. It is wonderful crafting whit them when we are not entertaining .
Oh boy you made some gorgeous cards! Love the masculine card with the gorgeousl leaf! That shaker is always fun too! Hugs to you!

donna mikasa said...

LOVE that you used the sketch to create a happy little shaker! Genius!

Petra Swart said...

Sounds as if Grammy had a great time with the family around and the kids making some cards!!!
Love your very lovely masculine card with the beautiful plaid leaf, Bev!!!! Such a great idea to do the leaf like that!!!!
Your shaker card is so fun and I love the pink strips at the top and bottom!!!! Your granddaughter is going to like this just as much as I do!!!!

Kim Heggins said...

Two perfectly fabulous cards my sweet friend. I am sorry it has taken me so long to get here to comment. I am in love with your second card, love to tilted square filled with fabulous confetti!!! Miss you lots.....

Kylie said...

Yay for a happy birthday for Tad! Hilarious that he "forgot" his leather jacket. The children will forever remember the time they spent creating with you. Special times indeed.

Totally love it when your ideas PING as I know we are in for something special. And yep, you've done it again. Both cards are super sweet and so different. :)

cm said...

Hello, my sweet wonderful friend! Somehow, with work and travel, travel and work (bike races included) in quadruplicate x 6 dose, I've fallen behind in commenting! You cards have received oodles of gazing and admiring, so hopefully the happy sighs and beaming smiles have made their way to you. Right now: a Bev-exclusive gallery walk! Your Sammy: so precious and wow, does she have her niche figured out at Grammy's house! Bonds forged, memories made. Heart melted...

Amazing cards! Your plaid leaf ping: ingenious, handsome, striking! Manly-man card to a 't.' Card 2: guaranteed to plant a mega-watt smile on your grand-daughter's face, as it has on mind! Shaker splendid!
Hugs~c