Friday, September 18, 2015

Thank You!

I'm taking a minute to say thank you for all the lovely birthday wishes. I had a wonderful day and went to bed smiling, thinking about what a great family and groups of friends I'm blessed with. You really made my day extra special. The mail is still coming in too! How nice to have an extended birthday. A special shout out to Anita for the party! Oh my gosh! Everything was perfect, and I had a great time! And ladies....I'm splurging, going to spend a whopping $4.00 on lottery tickets tomorrow so I can buy that Caribbean Island and build us a house where we'll all be able to gather and craft! If you haven't had a chance to see it, pop over to Anita's blog and let the drooling begin!!

I have a couple of cards to share today, and by coincidence, they're both "thank you" cards. The first one I had in mind as one way to again say thanks for making my birthday pretty darn awesome! I saw the sketch over at WPlus9's Get Sketchy Challenge, and thought I'd see what I could come up with.




Decided to create my own background for this one. I rather like how it turned out:


Started with my Michaels white base, and stamped WPlus9's Fresh Cut Florals in Jeni Bowlin ink, with a dot of gold for the centers. I heat embossed WPlus9's "thanks" in gold, and used an MFT oval die. I didn't have a gold paper that tripped my trigger, and you know I like matchy-matchy things, so I smeared embossing ink, added the same gold powder, and cut a strip and a larger oval. A scrap of lovely navy for the bottom and done. This makes me smile, and I hope it does you too.

The next thank you card was inspired by the sketch over at CTS. Went pretty CAS with some bright pops of color.



I made several of these, and they didn't take very long to do. The dies are PPP for the square, and MFT for the fishtail die. I printed the 'thank you' in bright happy colors and added a variety of enamel dots in more fun colors. A bit of AC red twine to mimic the circles in the sketch. The white is, as always, Michaels, and the black is a scrap. So. I really must finish getting the soup made for my friend, Mary, so will close for today. Happy dances everyone, and thanks once more for all the delightful birthday wishes.


20 comments:

Nora N. said...

Well phooey!! I missed your Birthday!! Happy Belated!! I hope you had a fabulous day!!

As for your cards-lovely design. I love the simple design and the colors on the first one. The touch of gold looks fabulous

The second card ROCKS. All that white space and the way you used the twine? WOW!! I cannot wait to tackle this sketch this weekend!!

wienerhoneymooners said...

I AM in on the Island! That would be AWESOME!!!!! Happy Happy Happy Birthday!!!

lostinpaper said...

Glad to hear your survived your birthday bash, wasn't it fun! Love your fun cards, especially that cute bright multi-coloured thank you!

Kara Lynne said...

Wonderful cards, Bev! I love the gold and navy in those sweet little flowers. Your second card just makes me smile! There's something about it that reminds me of some toy or book I had as a child. It's a hazy memory, but I guess it's a good one since your card made me smile. So glad you had a wonderful birthday!

I Card Everyone said...

Well I rather like how they each turned out!!! Look at you getting all Joan B. on us with your hand-drawn paper ... it is so cute!!! Your second one is sweet as can be and adds a certain POP to our gallery this week, cutie ... oh and those enamel dots remind me of those yummy little dot candies on a strip that we used to play doctor with!!! Hey now... you know you did, too!
=]

Susanne Vargas said...

So glad to hear that you had a good birthday! Hope there will be a spot for me on the island - my bags are packed! We'll have so much fun!
Your thank you cards are both wonderful! The first one looks so elegant in navy and gold, and the second one is colorful and fun!
Have a great weekend,
Susanne

Kim Heggins said...

Two simply wonderful thank you cards. Both just as sweet as the next. I love your take on both sketches, one so beautiful and the other lots of fun. You are just the sweetest lady. Hope your special day was a sweet and as special as you are. Miss you lots.

Tracey McNeely said...

Once again fantastic card Bev. I am so happy that your birthday was such a happy one. You definitely tackled the sketches perfectly!

Vikki Ryan said...

Great cards Bev...I especially like your second one. Happy belated birthday also!

Lynn said...

Two absolute beauties Bev. Love all those sweet little gems on the second one. So glad you had such a wonderful birthday. I'm looking forward to the call that you won the lottery :)!

Laura Norris said...

Great cards Bev!! And belated birthday wishes from the Pacific Northwest!! Glad to hear it was a happy day with lots of fun!

Anita in France said...

Those sweet little blooms with the gold sentiment are just so pretty, Bev ... and oh my ... be still my heart ... those tiny pops of perfect colour against the black banner and all that glorious white ... LOVE it, my friend ... absolutely and totally love it! So happy you had such a wonderful day ... hope that $4 gets oh, about a dozen zero's added to the right side of it! Thanks for the lovely shout out! Miss you heaps ... hugs & bisous, bisous, Anita :)

Joni Andaya said...

What a SWEET card Bev! Love it to bits :)

Geri said...

It sure was a fun party! The wee cabin on the island was definitely a lovely place to celebrate! Ah....to dream!

Two awesome cards! I "rather like" your stamped bakground too! Was sure that it was a sweet piece of DP that you found in your stash :)

Second card - L.O.V.E. this creation! Beyond fun and whimsical...'specially with the red twine! Nice pop of black and perfectly smattered enamel dots!

Tracey McNeely said...

Fantastic thank you card Bev, I love the little stitched square!

Leigh Penner said...

These are both wonderful, Bev! I especially love the second one -- it's so fun! Fabulous take on the sketch!

Bobby said...

Two wonderful cards, Bev. I love how you created the background on the first card. I have that set and never thought to use it like that. Love all the colors on the sketch card.

cm said...

I'm behind in wishing you an 'official' Happy Birthday in blog land (hope the FB one counts!) and I have a card for you! Given my pathetic disorganization, it will likely be Christmas before it arrives! It's here, waiting for a message, envelope and stamp, so I *will* get is mailed! Yeesh! Your starry thanks: so pretty! And your hand-written colourful thanks in Card 2: well, super cute! Another terrific twosome!
Hugs~c

Jen Mitchell said...

Oops, I missed your birthday too. It sounds like it was wonderful, which is perfect since you deserve a wonderful day!

Kylie said...

I forgot to post your card. :( I'm so sorry. I put it in a safe place. I am thrilled you had such a happy day as you absolutely deserve every happiness!
You bring such happiness to all of us with your thoughtful comments and gorgeous cards - another two of which you have shared today! Pretty pretty!