Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Wishing You....

....A very blessed and peaceful New Year. The days are just flying by, aren't they? I'm trying to make the most of every day by counting my blessings rather than putting any energy into the things that are less so. As I'm sure you know, that's sometimes easier said than done. But I'm going to give it my best shot.

I did actually make some cards yesterday, but it was late and overcast, so I waited until this morning for a bit better light to photograph them. Still overcast. And snowing. Big, fluffy white flakes. But it's winter in Wisconsin. 'Nuff said about that. Back to the cards now....

First up is a card for CASology. I love CASology. Thanks Melissa, and the DT for always being such a fun place to play. Your efforts don't go unnoticed and are much appreciated. Here's their cue card:


I had a little ping moment and it translated from my pea brain to paper exactly as I imagined it.


The tree dies are from SC, and they come connected. Using a scrap of rich forest green, I cut two of them and then snipped them apart. The hills are from LF, and the partial sentiment is from SSS. I used some PTI ink and I added a WoS on the three lower trees. Simple! 

Next, I'm joining in the fun over at Happy Little Stampers December Sketch. I'm nearly late for this party, but really did want to play. I opted not to use a Christmas theme for this card, as I'm always in need of birthday cards. Thanks also to Kylie and her amazing DTs for all of their hard work in this and the other challenges. I really appreciate your making this such a fun place to play. And before I get to my card, a little shout out goes to Darnell who is the GD for this challenge! Had to play!



Three dies and no stamps on this card today. No idea how that happened...


The 'happy birthday' die is from TE, and the scalloped circle and bow are from ME. Found this bright and happy dp in my scrap stash, and it called my name. Had to use it. The red-pink cardstock is from SoL, called 'Strawberry.' A varitey of sequins; they're on the flowers too, so as to conform to the sketch. One itty bitty brad for the bow just because. Not a hard card to make, and with this sketch, I'm a happy camper! Might have to make another...hey!, a "twofer" Darnell!! I'll get right to that...in a minute. I need to finish this post first. May you all have millions of reasons to happy dance in 2016. I pray for your good health, happy families surrounding you with love, and peace in our world. "God Bless Us, Everyone!!"



19 comments:

Lynn said...

Don't you just love when the ping moment translates. Love the snow hills on your first card...and the fun dies on the second. Happy new year my dear Bev!

Jacquie Southas said...

eek - LOVE your "merry", Bev! Perfect & clever :)

Happy New Year's to you!

sandie said...

ooh, I love your CASology card...super creative. Have a wonderful New Year xx

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are wonderful, Bev!
Thanks for stopping by my blog for my 10th Anniversary Celebration -- I really appreciate your sweet comments and encouragement!

lostinpaper said...

These are fab Bev, Loving the bright cheery birthday card with the die cut banner! Hope you had a great Chrissy and that 2016 is awesomely wonderful for you and your family!

Sue Reynolds said...

Just checking back to see what everyone is doing since the Coffee Lovers BlogHop is over. Looks like you took a little break after the BlogHop too. I really love the way you used the two trees as part of your sentiment...great idea. And your birthday card is so pretty...I have to make a man birthday card for the 5th, I'd love to use this one and maybe I can changing it up a bit with color...like the way you used the sequins on a few of the flowers...great card.

Kim Heggins said...

Two fabulous cards my dear friend...love them both. Wishing you a fabulous New Year and looking forward to seeing you again my sweet friend. Hope 2016 is a wonderful year for you. Sending lots of hugs your way! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Happy Little Stampers!

Geri said...

WINNER, WINNER CHICKEN DINNER pal! The ping translated beautifully to paper! Clean & simple and such a cool, cool design layout! Love how the two trees create the "M"!

The birthday card rocks! GREAT call with the DP and the added bits of bling to the blossoms! sweet wee bow (makes me wish I wouldn't have given all my brads away!!!).

Your post is awesome! You are truly blessed with a talent for composing! Your words always WORK!!!

Wishing you and your family a very, very happy new year! We are having company over tomorrow night so if I'm not too busy preparing, I will call you tomorrow. If not, then Friday! Talk at you soon pal!

Tanja said...

love your colorful Birthday card - thanks for joining us at the HLS Sketch Challenge

I Card Everyone said...

Happy New Year dances, Bev - oh don't we wish?! You've ended your card-making year on a very cute note! I'll be looking forward to your every ping in 2016!! xx
=]

Anita in France said...

What a perfect ping, my sweet friend ... brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! Sweet, pretty and whimsical tiny blooms with that cute little bow ... so perfect with the sequiny shimmer! Wishing you a happy dance for every moment of the year, Bev ... joy and peace always! Miss you heaps! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Martha said...

Bev, what a darling and fun "Merry" card.
And, what a lovely and colorful birthday card.

Happy New Year & God Bless you!

Bobby said...

Using the trees for an M was a brilliant ping, Bev, and your birthday card is so bright and cheerful. Happy New Year to you and yours. May it be filled with health, joy and peace.

Ardyth said...

This graphic beauty is absolutely stunning! Such a clever way to incorporate the cue card! So glad you joined us at CASology, my friend!

hazelspaperdesigns said...

Oh Bev, you are so, SO clever!!!! Love that CASology entry entirely!! Happy New Year, and so thrilled you had a chance to join us at CASology this fortnight.

cm said...

Belated Happy New Year, my darling friend! May 2016 see alllll your wishes come true...and so much more (like your repeat Lake House gathering! Excited for you gals!)! I'm wishing for bike races in Wisconsin *grin*! Yes, the days are whizzing by; my two weeks' off flew past much too quickly. One day back at work and I'm ready for a vacation! Talk about two fabulous cards as a wave 'bye to 2015! Your forest is fabulous; clever you using the trees for the M. Everything about your birthday card has me smiling; flowers, bows, the birthday banner...Ultra sweet!
Hugs~c

Geri said...

Yep....called it! Knew that this beauty would be showcased in the CASology winner's gallery! Congrats! Awesome new blog photo too :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

And they are outstanding Twofers at that, Bevie! The Merry card is beyond ingenious and that bright birthday card is going to make someone squeal with delight! Thank you so much for the shoutout and for playing along in the sketch challenge!! Mwah! Miss you!! Hugs, Darnell

Kylie said...

I'm so far behind and I hope you'll forgive me. I have the time now and I am SO Excited to catch up on your creations. A cup of tea in one hand and your cards on the screen before me, what could be better?! :)

First things first, happy new year to you and your family. May 2016 bring you every happiness, good health and plenty of goodies to create with along with the time to use them.

I have to say how much I love the way you used the trees to create the M for the Merry. A simple and lovely card. Your second card is so very bright and happy. Beautiful cards, my friend!