Saturday, October 17, 2015

Two Cards and a Credenza

Sounds kinda like a book title rather than a post title, doesn't it?....

"One day," said the credenza to the lawn chairs, grill, and gardening tools in the garage, "One day I'm going to go live in that nice, warm house. And I'll be filled with awesome papercrafting supplies, just you wait and see." The grill just laughed. "Don't you know that the City Sewer and Water Department will have this street torn up all Spring and Summer, and you'll be shoved up against the walls in the Fall just like the rest of us," he snorted. "And then there's that lady," he said "She's got more things to do than to just clean you up and paint you! We'll just see if you ever get finished and moved inside." The grill and all the other things in the garage laughed. They laughed at the poor little credenza every day, but the credenza never gave up on her dream. Still, the others in the garage laughed and laughed. Until yesterday....

And (woohoo!!!) here are a couple of photos so you can see:


*sigh*

Room for all the stuff, and an empty drawer on the bottom waiting to be filled...
This is the view from the family room doorway. My craftroom is a former bedroom and is a pass-through room to the family room. You can see the original bedroom door with its pretty glass knob.


This is the view from the opposite corner. You can see the paper tower, which is about four and a half feet tall and is full of 12x12 papers....Those too, will be changed out at some point. Only 3 more scrapbooks to make, and then I'm going to cut them down to 6x6s and make room for other supplies. Card supplies. And until DH learns to use his cell phone better, we're stuck with the landline...hopefully soon he'll spend time with the manual....

*sigh*

I know it's not a very big deal, but I love it. She's around 50 and is solid as a rock. I just cleaned and spray painted her up nicely. Oh! And my birthday present from DH is a new non-skid frosted glass top. I'll be calling the glass company on Wednesday, as I'll be out of town starting tomorrow after church.

And as promised, I have a couple of cards to show you. The first one is for Muse, where Michele has inspired us with this beauty:


And I came up with this:


It really isn't crooked...I forgot to 'straighten' it in Picasa, and am too lazy to redo it... All the papers are scraps. And I used the 'Print and Cut' feature on my Silhouette to make that little typewriter. The 'hello' is also cut with my Silhouette. And though they're hard to see, I added a few sequins which were sent my the lovely Maria in a birthday card! 

Next is a card for two new-to-me challenges. Stempelkuche (Stamp Kitchen), where we are to use a frame, and then into Hero Arts Holiday Cardmaking Challenge. A mix of NBUS and older stamps.


A scrap of red onto which I added the MFT frame. I wanted a bit more red in my design, so I added that middle strip, and a popped-up snowflake brad (torn off legs...) liberally dosed with some diamond Stickles. The sentiment and the little gnome are both NBUSish HA stamps. I embossed the sentiment in white, and Copic colored the gnome. The snowflakes are from a now defunct company (boo-hoo), My Cute Stamps, and are stamped in ME Smoke ink. I love that little guy! And since I need to get a few more things done, I'll go for a bit. Might not get a chance to comment till later next week, but I will try to at least stop by and see what you're making! Happy dances everyone!




29 comments:

lostinpaper said...

Loving your work with the 'credenza', looks like a great addition (and so neat too)! And I can't believe that you created your own typewriter... and pink too, I just love it and your take on Michele's fab card!

Nora N. said...

How pretty is that credenza. I love that it is so neat!! (Want to come over and clean my craft room? I cannot every throw anything away!!) I love that typewriter you created in the Silhouette. So cool. The second card is adorable too. I NEED that frame die. Great take on both the challenges. Have fun on your adventure!!

~amy~ said...

Love the Credenza!
Awesome cards...I love the pink typewriter! You know I love your Hero Arts card...that gnome is adorable.

Kylie said...

You know I just love that credenza. It looks perfect in your craft room! Your cards are so lovely. The typewriter is super cute, isn't it! Enjoy the game tonight and safe travels to you! :)

Aileen (mum) said...

Well I reckon credenza is having a good old laugh at his pals stuck outside. He looks wonderful as does your cards. Really lovely both of them. Love your typewritter.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, ye furniture of little faith! If they'd asked us, we'd have told them our money was on the credenza making it inside! It looks stunning! Good work, Miss Bevie, good work!! And, wowza, your two cards are excellent, too! I especially love that ganome one, but then again, that pink typewriter is eye candy to me!! Hugs, Darnell

sandie said...

Adorable pretty cards, love that pretty paper you used for the Muse card x

Ardyth said...

She looks fantastic and happy and not at all smug! lol! Those tools in the garage know better now, don't they?! Love these sweet cards - glad to see you at Muse this week! Have a wonderful week!

I Card Everyone said...

Good morning, sweetie!! LOve your sweet little Hello card ... man I wish you had a real live pink typewriter sitting on that sweet credenza!!! She is worth every moment of anticipation, Bev! REally going all Herman Miller on us! Thanks so much for playing cards with me this week! and that little elf card is darling, too!
=] Michele

Barb said...

The credenza was right to have faith in the lady who lived in the house. You've certainly made her look beautiful again and what wonderful smart storage space she is for you now.

Your cards are lovely Bev. I just can't choose a favourite. Both super makes. Barbxx

SonjaK said...

Awesome cards and a wonderful credenza, Bev! (Love your story.) Your Christmas card is a great take on the current prompt at the Stempelküche challenge. Thanks so much for playing along. Hope to see you again next time.

Margaret said...

Great take on the Muse card - love the vintage paper.

Kara Lynne said...

That pink typewriter looks like it belongs on your awesome cradenza! What wonderful space and it's beautiful! I love your wintery little fellow and those snowflakes are beautiful!

Lynn said...

Yahoo! Two adorable cards...and I am THRILLED that the credenza persevered and made its way into your craft room. It goes PERFECTLY Bev! Safe travels this week my friend. I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time!

Barb Ghig said...

Great job on the credenza, Bev! It's so practical for your craft room, and so pretty, too! Love your take on the Muse challenge...your typewriter is so sweet, especially given that you created it yourself! And, pink...WOW! Love your 'Jingle Bells' card, too...such a pretty color combo and design!
Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog...it's so nice of you to visit :)

Susanne Vargas said...

That credenza came out so beautifully! You did an amazing job! And I really like that it has an empty drawer waiting to be filled! ;) ;) ;) Also love that story about it! And your cards are super cute!

Tracey McNeely said...

Bev I LOVE your credenza and it looks just fabulous all cleaned up. I bet it stores a ton too. There is nothing more wonderful than a freshened up craft room and I think is it wonderful! Your card for Muse and Hero Arts are awesome too, love that MFT frame. Thank you for sharing with us at Muse this week!

honeybeelane said...

The credenza is perfect! :) Love your typewriter card - lovely. :)

Joan B said...

your cards are so cute. the typewriter is so real looking! the credenza and your story about it are fantastic!

Petra Swart said...

So loved your little story of the credenza, Bev ...and she looks so fancy in her new white coat ...and your craft room is so neat ...must be a great pleasure to work there!!! I've sorted out my (very undtidy!!!) craft area last night and I must say it's a bit better organized, now and I can't wait to sit down and make a card!!!
Your cards are both so cute!!!! All those little flowers are so sweet and I love that vintage typewriter and the 'hello' sentiment on the first card!!! The gnome is a darling and I like the colours and the lo of your card - the little snowflake is lovely!!! Both lovely cards, Bev!!!
Have a wonderful time!!!
Hugz

Inkyfingers said...

I'm still smiling at your credenza story Bev and I love how it looks in the room. Is it always so tidy?
Great cards from you today and I particularly love the second one - so cute and festive!

Leigh Penner said...

I love your fabulous story about the credenza with a dream! LOL! It looks wonderful -- great job!
And your cards are wonderful, too!

Deepti said...

Love how you worked on the credenza and more than that the story and the discussion between credenza and the rest... LOL you are awesome. Both your cards are as awesome as you :)

Geri said...

Look at you go girl with the Print & Cut feature! That is one really cool (and vintage) typewriter! FABULOUS choice of DP and sa-weet striped border! BTW...never would have noticed that it was a bit crooked if you hadn't mentioned it!

Jingle Bells rocks! And so does the red strip in the middle! Seriously creates huge impact with the bold pop of color and seems to make the little snow person pop!

...I'm soooo impressed with that typewriter...it really looks like a sticker!!!

Bobby said...

I love your little story, Bev, and I'm glad the credenza stuck with her dream. She looks lovely in your craft room. Your floral background with the typewriter really fits the era. You are making good use of your Silhouette.

Anita in France said...

That glamourous credenza sure showed all those doubting Thomases, didn't she, Bev ... she's gorgeously resplendent in her subtle, elegant colours ... and will suit a frosted glass top to a T! Your fabulous muse typewriter would go perfectly atop don't you think?? Sweet little Christmas gnome all snuggled up against the snow ... just adorable! Sorry, soooo behind ... hope you had fun with the littlies, mon amie! Miss you heaps ... hugs & bisous, bisous, Anita :)

Kim S said...

If it were my credenza doing the talking, the grill would still be laughing!! Love that you have some more storage space. That clearly means more supplies are needed, doesn't it?

LOVE your take on Michele's typewriter. Your soft flowers and pink typewriter are just perfect as a "hello gorgeous" card! And your framed care shows off that cute little guy perfectly.

Martha said...

OH, Bev, you are one terrific story-teller. So glad the little credenza never gave up on her dream. WOW, it's beautiful! Great job! OH, how I'd love to have a few of the paper towers for craft supplies. What a lovely craftroom!

Your cards are darling. I love the pink typewriter & the fun sentiment.

cm said...

And the moral of the story: we must have dreams because some of them do come true! Love your saga of the little credenza and wow, wow, wow: gorgeous! Talk about pretty and practical! I may be having just a tinge of credenza-envy. Your MUSE-inspired card is sheer delight; I'm reminded of my second (through fourth) year of teaching, where my day was devoted to teaching Typing 10: two classes on manuals (yes....manual!) and two on the new-fangled electrics that had appeared on the horizon. Perhaps if they had been pink, the classes would have been more entertaining! The snowflakes and elves, framed so wonderfully, makes me smile! Super sweet!
Hugs~c