Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year

Did you ring in the New Year last night? DH and I celebrated in our usual style. In bed by 11:00pm. We're such party animals.... All I could think of last night was giving many thanks to God for no migraines yesterday (after a three day run...), and getting up to make a card or two. In reality, I made three. Pretty soon, I've got to head upstairs and clean out the Christmas closet. We're planning on downsizing to a condo this Spring, and I need to make some hard decisions. But in truth, I'd rather play in my craft room and listen to the PBS series, Baseball, on the MLB channel. DH is watching for me.

So I guess it's time to get onto the cards, and then go upstairs. The first one is going into the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge, and also into Color Q.



And mine looks like this:


Poor lighting today. The blue is more green in real life, and closer to the Coastal Cabana shown... All MFT dies. The gold confetti paper was made with my Silhouette. 

Next is a card for the As You See It Challenge, and also for the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #28, where it's Anything but Christmas. 

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Mine is definitely not Christmassy!


All of the papers are from my scrap files. And except for the tag itself, they come from an ancient SU card. I just cut the bits and bobs apart. The flowers and sentiment are from Verve and a PTI ink, as well as the black Versafine ink. A few black enamel dots and a little black ribbon, and done.

And last but not least, is a card for the Share the Joy Sketch + CAS Challenge. I chose the CAS part, as opposed to the Sketch part. I will also pop this into the Inkspirational Challenge. This one will go out in the mail Monday to a friend.



This is mine:


The grid dp is a (no longer hoarded) piece of AC, which I cut with a ME die. Then a PPP flag die, upon which I stamped my TE image and sentiment. I colored the soup and 'soon' with Copics. EZPZ lemon squeezy. And that will about do it for today. I'll be off for the closet in a few minutes, unless I decide it can wait until tomorrow, and boy, that's sounding like a much better idea. Then I could do some commenting....Anyway, happy dances everyone!







23 comments:

Lynn said...

Love the trio of cards. A big huge boo for the run of migraines. so sorry that the 15 day run didn't stay longer. Love that you were able to wake up and get crafty.

I have all four boys scrapbooks laying on the family room floor in front of me. Trying to get motivated to get layouts done, but would much rather do cards! Have to get the last year done for Ryan for sure since they'll be out for his graduation party this summer. Time is flying by.

Happy new year to you and your hubby. Keep us posted on the search for your new place.

Anita in France said...

I'm so sorry you suffered those horrid migraines, Bev ... wishing you another fortnight (at least) of freedom from them. Fabulous cards ... fun and cute (and souper!) get well ... soft, delicate, feminine blue hued birthday ... and cool, bold and graphic celebration (which could go to SSSW's party too!). I've made a MFT/CQ combo card too ... will post it tomorrow ... great minds?! Condo downsizing ... I'll be thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers, my friend! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Jinny Newlin said...

What a great group of cards! Such variety, and each and every one uniquely special in its own right. TFS! And thanks so much for stopping by my blog to leave me some love!

Jan Clothier said...

Lovely set of cards Bev. I like the way you've used black to lift the blues and whites of your second card. The light blue scallop edge on the horizontal is a fabulous detail. Thanks so much for joining us this week at As You See It.

Kim Heggins said...

Happy New Year my dear friend! Sounds like an exciting evening for you and John, LOL. Sorry to hear that your migraines have returned, no fun and I pray that you don't suffer too much.
Your cards are just fabulous! I love your sweet get well card and that adorable soup can, so cute. Your wonderful celebrate card is stunning...love that wonderful background and layered star! Thanks so much for joining us at ColourQ!

I Card Everyone said...

All darling, but you got me with that last one, Bev!!! I cannot resist a pun-y card! Be well, my friend ... I'll start looking for condos on this side of our pond for you - hee hee!
=]

Bobby said...

I'm sorry that the YKW's returned, Bev, but glad they abated long enough for you to make these three wonderful cards. You've entered them in some new-to-me challenges so I'll have to check them out. I don't envy you downsizing. We did that 12 years ago and went down too small. Not a condo which is what DH would like (there aren't any in our small area) but not enough storage for me and all my decorating and crafts.

stampwithsandy said...

I love all three of your cards, Bev! Your celebration card is beautifully simple and festive, the tag card just gorgeous in its shades of blue, and the cute little soup can makes me smile! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper!

Tina Riddle said...

Lovely cards Bev. Love the beautiful flowers on your Birthday tag card. Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper for our Anything But Christmas Challenge!

Becca Cruger said...

Wellllll you sure had a soup-er productive day! I just adore that first card with its cacophony of circles splaying out everywhere. And then it's followed by two MORE adorable cards. You know I'm such a sucker for puns. Hope your year started out with a bang!!

Laura Norris said...

Happy New Year Bev! Glad you were able to make some cards, because they are all winners! That soup-er one is so cute! Thanks for all the inspiration and visits this last year! You are a dear!

Nora N. said...

Oh Bev!! I am sorry about your migraines!! And I sure would rather be playing cards then downsizing Christmas stuff any day!! Better to downsize Christmas, though, then your crafty stuff. I LOVE your trio of cards. The first one is fabulous with the "confetti" background. The second one with the pretty blues-just lovely. The third one is my favorite, though. I LOVE that fun stamp and the sentiment. Would put a smile on my face if I received that and I was not feeling well!! Awesome cards!!

Lindsay said...

Your Soup card is too adorable, Bev! I love it! So glad you played along with us at the Share Joy Challenge!

Gingin said...

Beautiful cards Bev! Love your flower tag! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper :)

cm said...

Oh my! Your trio of cards has me razzle-dazzled, Bev! Your first is a winner, winner for both the sketch and colour combination! The big celebrate: fantastic! Your swirly flowers on the second: charming! I need to use my Verve set more often. And the third: love, love and love! SOUP-er in every way! Our New Year's Eve was very quiet: supper, a movie and fast asleep before midnight! Party animals, the two of us! NOT! I hear you about preferring to play rather than clean/organize...you wouldn't believe the chores I've been neglecting *grin*
Hugs~c

Heather Cooper said...

I love all those shades of blue, Bev, and that adorable trio of flowers. Thanks for playing along with us at As You See It Challenges.

Barb said...

A lovely selection of cards Bev. Sorry to hear you've had more awful migraines. Wishing you and your family a very happy and healthy 2016. Look forward to seeing your makes this year. Barbxx

Geri said...

More migraines? What are we going to do with that head of yours pal? Sending healing energy your way!

Don't need to send creative energy cuz you got that covered!!! Three ah-mazing cards Bev! Really cool colors and 'confetti paper' on your first card - love the bold black strip that balances the large font perfectly!

2nd card - a STUNNER!!! Sooooo elegant, so soft & pretty. Love the wee bits of black.

3rd card - 'soup-er' sweet!!! I really, REALLY love the grid paper - so sharp and clean! Cutie-patootie sentiment too :)

Ukrainian Christmas celebrations tonight and tomorrow, then things should slow down! I need a nice long nap!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You were on a roll here, Bevie! These three creations are all scrumptious and winners in my eye for the challenges that inspired you!! Well done! (I especially love the soup card!!) Miss you!! Hugs, Darnell

TK said...

Love the cards - all three are just wonderful! The first - definitely celebratory in look, the second - so precious, and the third - fun!

Jen Mitchell said...

Happy new year to you!! I'm no party animal either and I was not only in bed by 11:00 but, according to my Fitbit, I was asleep by 11:00. I guess my partying days are over! So glad you were a bit crafty and created these. I'm in love with the "celebrate" card. I think I've got that same die so now you've given me an idea or two! I hope the migraines stay away and you can start the process of downsizing. Good luck with that and I'll say a prayer or two for you that your migraines stay far, far away!

Petra Swart said...

WOW, girl, have you got a fabulous trio of cards here!!!!! Loved your stunning Celebrate card the minute it appeared on the screen - WOW - love the star and the bold sentiment and fun dots - winner for sure!!!!! A lovely CAS feel to the second card with a lovely paper lace and lovely flowers in soft blues - so feminine - love the bits of black added and the black ribbon!!!! And the soup card - yeah well soup-er for sure and very cute - love that grid paper!!!!
Hoping that those terrible headaches will stay away for some time and that you are feeling on top of the world!!!!
Have a wonderful week!!!!
Hugz

Kylie said...

Three beautiful and different cards! Totally loving the big CELEBRATE across the first card! The band across the centre of the second card is so lovely. Clever! And I love the pretty flowers on the tag! The get well card - what can I say - I LOVE everything about this card. I've never seen a set like that and it is darling! hugs!