Thursday, September 24, 2015

Supporting the Economy

I'm doing my part to support the economy. I've added more NBUS to my stash. Including more paper. "It's only one 6x6 pad," she said in a whiney, almost embarrassed voice. Yeah...whatever... Hello, my name is Bev and I'm a paperaholic. I've also added stamps and dies. And more are on their way. (yep, ordered them Miss Kim) Oh. My. Goodness. Or perhaps it's, Oh. My. Badness.... No matter, I'm helping the economy, right???... Okay, that's my story, and I'm sticking to it! Hahahahahahaha!!!!!

I'll try to be good for a few weeks now. (Pardon me, I was choking on my coffee...) You'll see one NBUS die here today, and more as I get to them, though I've got enough to probably rival Miss Darnell's Mt. NBUS these days, so it could take a while, lol!

It's another of those busy days for me. But since I've been skimping on posts and comments, I thought I'd take a bit of time and put some words in my post today. Still have a million things to do, and haven't even made it to the shower yet. Yikes! Two granddaughters share a birthday today. They're 20 years apart. And both are sweet, funny and smart as all get out. I'll share a photo if I can get them together in a couple of weeks when we head that way for some party time.

You know, don't you, that tomorrow starts the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop? Just sayin'.... I'll be playin'. You should too! Way fun, I promise you!! Oh look, Geri G. I made a little poem!! I am sooo funny. Okay, okay, who put the quarter in me this morning????!! I'll stop now before I hurt myself... Onto cards, which is really why you're here....

Just two today, and I'll be playing along with four challenges. A three-fer for this first card. Playing at MFT Sketch Challenge, SSS Wednesday Challenge, where we're not to use designer paper, and SSS Work It Wednesday Challenge, where we're to use a stamp. 


Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Simon Says Stamp Blog

Here's my card:


I stamped the MFT flowers with MFT and Memento inks, and the MFT sentiment in PTI ink. I die cut the flowers and leaves (the leaves are vellum), and added some clear dots for centers. There's vellum over the bottom panel. I didn't have the MFT die that cuts this kind of panel, so I used my MFT stitched rectangles and cut the top one 1 1/2 times. Looks like more NBUS in my future, hahahaha! A complimentary blue panel beneath it all, et voila, finis! (how's that for a little French, Anita?!)

Next is my card for CASology. I wanted to play last week, but my umbrella stamp and die weren't cooperating...This week however, some NBUS arrived just in the nick of time! Yippee!!!

 

I'd seen this die when MFT first came out with it. I admit I was intrigued, but wasn't sure about it until I saw a card that Ardyth made. In-freaking-credible!!! Knew I had to have the die. Her card is most definitely Superstar worthy. Be sure to stop and have a drool over it. Seriously. Oh, then come back here....


This one pinged into my little brain in a flash, and was made about as quickly. I cut a 4" x 5 1/4" panel and used this MFT die. Backed with a scrap of glitter paper, which doesn't sparkle well in the photo... I did use a bit of ME Winter ink on the panel's edges, but not too much. A bit of silver twine, and an AE silver bow from a shiny scrap. Three clear "circle" sequins and done! EZPZ lemon squeezy! Can't wait to make shakers with this one! Pretty sure the grandkids will be delighted with them!! So now that I've babbled on like an idiot, I'll stop for a while. I've got to get some stuff done, including card making! Have a fun Thursday. Happy dances everyone!!

21 comments:

Ardyth said...

I too, do my best to support the economy. I'd like to know who gets the foreign exchange (my Canadian dollars don't buy as many US goodies as they used to! LOL!) Now you've returned the favour, because I wasn't sure about the die you used in the first card, but wow! So pretty - I'm thinking forget-me-nots? And I love your ultra-CAS approach to the round birthday die - it stands alone (with a little bling!) perfectly! Have a great day, my friend!

Virginia Lu said...

You are too funny, Bev! I think we are all doing a fabulous job in stimulating the economy!! Yay, go us! I love that MFT die and love how you used it! So stinky cute and CAS!(and....thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “No Design Paper” Challenge!)

Anita in France said...

Happy dances right back atcha, ma chère amie ... j'adore comment tu as utilisé le francais! Stimulating the economy ... you can have my share of the DP market if you need it ... think I must be letting the side down rather!! Gorgeous cards ... those little blue blooms with their yellow centres are just so pretty ... and oh wow ... that die cut circle sentiment combined with the frosty blue background, shimmery silver and sparkly sequins ... total CAS deliciousness! Miss you heaps! Hugs & bisous, bisous, Anita :)

lostinpaper said...

Just when I decided to be good (and not spend), I was bad... a few times lol. Fab cards Bev, love that (is it a silver?) tiny bow, sweet card that I just can't believe you just whipped together. ps I'll try to be good for a while too, now.

Martha said...

Bev, both cards are simply lovely. Love the pretty blue flowers on the first card, and how you used the fun MFT die on the second.

Aileen (mum) said...

Bev, love both these cards. Mmmm I've been pondering the circle 'happy birthday' die but havent folded yet. Yep I've been gooo..... No I havent I've just been buying here as our dollar is so low its a killer to shop in America or England at the moment. But that hasnt stopped me looking locally though I was good for a day or two.

Bet your granddaughters will love the cards. My twins turn 23 on Monday, cant believe it.

Geri said...

...a wee poem AND some parlez vous francais in your post! Whoo Hoooeeee! You go girl!

Two gor-gee-ous cards! The velum leaves and the o-so-pretty colored forget-me-nots look so good in the split panel. Love the velum at the bottom too.

2nd card - oh yeah - amazing!!! The glimmer paper (yes, I see sparkles), the bling paired with a dainty silver thread and the AMAZING ME Winter Ink are the perfect backdrop for this really neat die!(yep, will be checking that out shortly...along wit the ME ink). Can hardly wait to see how you 'shake up' this die on the next card and also seeing the rest of your NBUS!

Tracey McNeely said...

I totally support the economy in both US and Canada--oh boy! Two beautiful cards Bev, I love those MFT dies I think there is some more supporting of the economy coming--ha ha!

~amy~ said...

We all do our best to support the economy:)

These are fabulous Bev:)

cm said...

Where do I sign up for these paperholic sessions? Trust me: of late, I've shifted the economy to 'thriving'! Yikes...if only our Canadian dollar would smarten up! Like Ardyth, I'd like to know who gets the exchange! Even though every US dollar costs me 1.30, I still carry on...Pension-shmension, right? *grin* Anyway, I LOVE what you've created with your economy-supporting purchases! Your forget-me-nots are stunning and that circle Happy Birthday (reminds me of those little viewfinders from back when I was a kid, where you inserted the cardboard-with-photos wheel...can't think of the name...) is fabulous! Fabulous purchases, my friend....carry on shopping!
Hugs~c

Kim Heggins said...

It is so nice to know that we are all doing our best to support the economy in the USA...so much right! Just love getting new stamping goodies and I am so excited that you bought that die and I know I will be getting lots of incredible inspiration! And your sweet poem is just fabulous...wishing you a fabulous and fun weekend!!!!!!!!!!!

Joyce said...

So glad to see that I am not the only one shopping and preparing for the next NBUS challenge. Two wonderful cards--really love that neat circle die and how you made it the star of your card show. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

hazelspaperdesigns said...

Always chuckle when I visit your blog, Bev! Beautiful cards! That circular birthday die is such an awesome interpretation of the cue, and I love how you used it for this week's cue. Such a gorgeous, serene colour scheme too! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

Susanne Vargas said...

I also try to be good but then comes along another tempting product or sale and whoosh I am back supporting the economy as you call it! I like that! And I love your cards: The lovely blue flowers and that cool HB circle (might have to put that on my wish list...

Jen W. said...

I was recently incredibly naughty and gave the economy a massive boost. I'm still hanging my head in shame over it. It's so fun to get that package int he mail though… :D
I love both of your cards, Bev. Those flowers on the first card are so sweet especially with the clear yellow centers and the soft vellum leaves. And your second card? Now I want that die too! Love how you kept it simple and let it be the star of the show and that little bow is ridiculously cute. :) Thanks for playing along with CASology this week! And happy dances to you too!

Karren said...

Beautiful cards! The soft and pretty flowers in the first card are gorgeous and I love the graphic look to the second card. Congrats on your NBUS and doing your bit for the economy - we all have to make sacrifices for our economy :)

Bobby said...

In my experience, babbling happens when you're so busy you can't get your thoughts in order, Bev. I'm glad you took time from that busy schedule to make these delightful cards. Lovely blue flowers and I saw Ardyth's card and thought about a purchase myself.

Jingle said...

These are both lovely cards! Thank you so much for playing along with the No Patterned Paper Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog!

Veronica Z said...

Both cards are fabulous! I adore the MFT Birthday die! Thank you for playing along with the MFT Sketch Challenge!

francesca said...

beautiful cards!!
I'm doing my first GIVEAWAY over at my blog, be sure to check it out!! :)

Kylie said...

Bev, you just brought the BIGGEST smile to my face. Your post is so funny! Yay for new goodies. So selfless of you to support the economy... ;) What can I say about your cards other than they are both so beautiful! :)