Wednesday, August 5, 2015

It's A Two Card Day

Most of the the time I've spent in my craftroom lately has been used on scrapbooking. I've got this one, for my son Tad's birthday to finish, then one for the youngest son, Christian, and then two more 8x8 books for the youngest two grandchildren. After that, I'm hanging up the scrapbooking gig, and will concentrate on cards. Would so much rather make cards...

And some of you might be wondering if I've forgotten to post the "after" photos of the credenza I've been repainting. Nope. Can't work on it just now. My sil and his buddy carried the extremely heavy thing out to my garage where I could work on the doors and drawers, and when the time was right, drag it onto the driveway to get the body done. However, we've had our street torn up since mid-May, and they still aren't done with it. Should have been done in a month's time, but the crew screwed it up, and they had to re-dig the whole blasted thing. Dust everywhere. Haven't broken out the Swiffer, or the Pledge in weeks - why bother?? If I did, I could go back to where I started and not even tell the difference! Once they pave over the construction and the dust has settled down a bit, I'll get back at it! Then I'll have photos of it to share.

As promised, I have two cards today. One for Muse, and one for a brand-new challenge headed up by Emily Fraiser, called Pinterest Inspired Challenge. Please stop by both of these challenges, check out the DT's cards, and see what beauties await you in the galleries. You'll be delighted, I guarantee it! Say......why don't you join me in the galleries?! What a great idea! And if Mr. Scrapbook Mojo leaves me today, I might just have to make another card or two! Awwww..... wouldn't that just be a darn shame???!!!! Sa-wink! ; )

Joan Bardee is up at Muse this week, and here is her beautiful and lovely CAS card. Would you just look at all that white space??!!


My card is pretty much a total CASE of hers; couldn't help it. Fell in love with Joan's beauty!


Michaels white cs, for the base and panel. SC sentiment and flower stamps. LF garland. Studio G green, THDI Tumbled Glass for 'hello,' Versafine black for 'darling,' and some red Copic for the flowres. An AE die for the little bow (isn't that just the cutest thing ever?!). And done!

And this is the inspiration photo for PIC...how fun is this??!!!


I. Love. This. No... I REALLY love this. It makes me smile every time I see it. Those colors really inspired me, as did the bits of nature found here. My card:


When I was a little girl, my mom (who was somewhat spare in giving compliments) told me she liked the way gray colors looked against my skin tone and hair color. Been a huge fan of gray ever since. Decided to go with it for the backdrop to my panel. These are NBUS dies. The cut-out square is the left over part from the last shaker card I made using an Impress die made by MB. The leaves are also MB. A PTI sentiment with Versafine black ink and done. All the papers for the leaves, and the gray panel came from my scrapbox. Rather easy. And I'm quite pleased with it. 

For now, it's back to scrapbooking (waaaaaaaahhhhhhh). Happy dances everyone!


35 comments:

~amy~ said...

Love how you were inspired by Joan's card...absolutely wonderful!

oh my goodness...your birthday card for PIC.....AWESOME. The gray does makes the pretty colors simply POP!

Hannelie said...

Hi Bev!
2 lovely cards! beautiful case of Joan's card... and my oh my... in LOVE with not only the inspiration photo, but your card!!! Yes the grey showcase your colors in a fabulous way!
Hugs to you my friend!

Ardyth said...

Two beautiful cards! You've captured the crispness of Joan's Muse perfectly! So glad you joined us this week!

Kim Heggins said...

WOW...you are quite the busy bee! I love both of your cards, each one is simply amazing. I love your Muse card, so sweet and your Pinterest card is so beautiful...can't wait to play along!

Kara Lynne said...

I love your CASE with that blue "hello" and those sweet red flowers! Your beautiful leaves on the gray is gorgeous! I too feel a bit chained to the scrapbooking. Each kid gets 12 pages a year and I'm bound and determined to get through age 18 (they are now 13 and 11). I wouldn't admit it to anyone but a scrapbooker, but I think it played a huge factor in stopping after only two children!

Nora N. said...

These are STUNNING!! I love the first one with the simple design but your second-oh my word. The leaves on the gray is stunning!! Thank you for sharing!!

lostinpaper said...

Both your cards are so wonderful Bev, loving the whimsy of the cute wreath and your funky grey nature design rocks! I agree this inspiration really is an inspiration!

Deepti said...

You are a busy lady, so much of scrapbooking to take care of :)Beautiful cards, I love the way you were inspired in your second card, it is gorgeous!

Jenni's Jems said...

Two great cards but that second one with those colours against the gray is simply gorgeous!x

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Ohhh, I love both cards! Great job on the CASE from Muse- the 'Hello' stamp is great! The second card- Wowee!!! I love it!

Susanne Vargas said...

While I love both cards, the second one really makes my heart go pitter-patter! I share your love of grey and those delicate branches in the different colors - it's a master piece! Wow!

Geri said...

ABSOLUTELY love your Hello Darling card...the sentiment is amazing with the wee 'darling' snuggled in close! Nice touch with the cute bow! You KNOW that this card really makes me smile!

Second card...OH. MY. GOSH. DARN. GOLLY. ME-OH-MY! Beyond gorgeous. Beyond elegant.Beyond stunning! If this beauty isn't in the winner's circle, then there is something terribly wrong with somebody's eyes!

Anita in France said...

Well, hello darling! Gorgeous, gorgeous CASE of Joan's card, Bev ... love that yummy swirly hello with the little darling snuggled in right next to it ... just scrumptious! Thought of you when I first saw this PIC inspiration ... they're so your colours ... and you so proved it with this stunning and lovely leafy take ... sigh ... love it! I agree with Geri ... WWCD! Hugs and bisous, bisous, my sweet friend, Anita :)

Kristie Goulet said...

Both of your cards are stunning, Bev! Loving the second one a tad bit more! Awesome!!!

Shona Chambers said...

Bev, both of your cards are so gorgeous! Just love your Muse card and don't blame you for having similar design, I love her card too. And don't you just love the inspiration photo for the Pinterest challenge?! I so want that framed on my wall. Your card is stunning and such a fabulous idea to use the leaves. Can see this is going to be one popular challenge!!

Petra Swart said...

Love your CASE of the Muse card, Bev, those little flowers are so cute and the bow is just so darling!!! You surely had the perfect stamps to do the CASE!!!
WOW, your second card is so stunning!!! What a lovely leaves die and the colours against the grey are so beautiful!!! Love, love, LOVE it!!!!
Have a great day!!!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Such beautiful cards every time Bev, especially your take on Joan's Muse card.
Simply awesome! Sarah x

Betty Keefe said...

your card for the Pinterest challenge is fantastic - colors, design, everything is just lovely - looks like a winner to me!!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Oh WOW, Bev!
Love both of these...happy dances indeed! I think I see a winning card!

I Card Everyone said...

Two reasons to smile, you should say! I LOve your take on that fantastic graphic, Bev! And I better go and play along with Joan B. - so cute!
=] M

Jen Mitchell said...

Well, wowza! Two fabulous cards! And thanks for turning me on to another challenge!

Laura Norris said...

I loved Joan's card too, and yours is just as good if not better!! Gotta love all that white space :) And I can see why you smile everytime you look at that wonderful photo - it is so fun. As is your card inspired by it! Have a great day Bev!

sandie said...

I loved Joan's card too and your CASE is just perfect, all the white space just yummy. And wow to your card. Love it as a base x

Kylie said...

Soooo lovely! I bet your scrapbook pages are just as amazing as these beautiful cards.

honeybeelane said...

Beautiful, Bev! Lovely CASE if the Muse. I really like it a lot.

PiecesbyEmily said...

Beautiful cards, Bev! Love them. Your take on PIC inspiration is beautiful. Love those black outlined leaves. Have a great day!

Marybeth said...

Perfect take on Joan’s card! Love the little hearts! Wow that birthday card is amazing I love the simple stamped branches, color and design.
I received my card yesterday and I have to say it is even more beautiful in person! Thank you aging for throwing a beautiful birthday party my friend. You are a sweet blessing for sure!

Judy1223 said...

Bev, wow! Both cards are so awesome! I really LOVE your take on Joan's Muse card -- you got my vote! :) I have to thank you for your nice comments at my blog all summer...I am having a hard time managing my time in bogland with the kids off and so many things going on each day! It's tough sneaking time on the computer -- my son seems to be on it whenever I need to use it! Anyway, I'm glad to visit your blog, your posts always make me smile and feel like we visited for a while. Stay well!

Michelle said...

Two beautiful cards! Wow!!

Stella said...

Your cards are gorgeous. I love CAS designs. Less is so much more:) Fab!

Joan B said...

wow I am doing the happy dance looking at both these cards! So gorgeous. Thanks for playing in MUSE this week!!

Joyce said...

Two absolutely gorgeous cards. I really really love what you did with that Pinterest inspiration photo. The grey background really makes the other colors pop.

Kim S said...

LOVE them both - your second card made me gasp with pleasure - such a fabulous use of the inspiration!

Martha said...

Hi, Bev! What beautiful cards you've created.
The first one is darling, and the second one sure looks like a WINNER.
Beautifully done.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Bev, just found your blog via Barb's Faraway cards.. I too am a child of the King, and am greatly blessed of Him. Have just wandered around your blog.
I love your cards the are so different and creative. The second one especially is beautiful I love the background story behind it and find it very delightful or the eye.
Every blessing ...oh, and have joined your blog as an encourager..I do hope you might pop over my way too, :) Shaz in Oz.x

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