Friday, February 5, 2016

Happy Friday

Hope your upcoming weekend is fun-filled and relaxing! Are you going to watch the Super Bowl? Not me... Downton Abby is on, and since it's the series finale, I'm not missing a single episode! I know, I know - I could DVR it, but I can't wait that long, lol. Tomorrow I'm heading out to Polka Dots for a spot (haha) of shopping with my sister, Sue, and her friend Teri. Then it's to lunch at a little place that makes some of the best tamales I've ever had. It's going to be a great day!! Sure hope I can sleep tonight for all the excitement! Wish you all could come along too!

And I've got a couple of cards to share with you today for several different challenges. While I'm still struggling with YKWs a bit, it's okay. I'm doing my best to live "normally" in between. Botox is coming up in less than two weeks, and I know that it will be better then. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers; they are sincerely appreciated.

First up is a card that will go into CAS(E) This Sketch, Addicted to CAS, and Addicted to Stamps and More.




This is what I came up with this morning:


Pretty simple and it was a QAEZPZ card to make too! MFT oval and sproingy dies. Scraps of red and gray card stock. A Studio Calico (SC) stamp using ME Apple ink. The white oval was layered three times to add a smidgen of dimension. Love how the curly-cues on the stamp mimic the two sproingy die cuts. 

My second card heads off to the AEI{Heart}U Challenge. The stamps are all NBUS, and I couldn't wait to break them out and use them. 


Challenge 33 alt

Now these two little sweeties are certainly BFFs!


Aren't they the cutest little cherries ever?! They're from AE's last release, and I love them!! I used two ME dies to frame them. A scrap of red, some Michaels white, a bit of sponging with distress inks, some Copic coloring, and Versafine black ink. Oh and even though you can't see it very well, there's a ton of Glossy Accents on the cherries. Looks really cool in real life. And I'm off to set some rolls out for dinner tonight. Happy dances everyone!!

20 comments:

Lynn said...

I'm a lover of red and white together so I LOVE these cards. Two happy cheery cards are the best. Hope you have a wonderful time out with your sister and friend. I'm show choiring this weekend. Collin and Ryan are both competing. Can't wait...could watch their shows 100 times!

sandie said...

This is CAS perfection. Love the striking red. Now as for Downtown...shall I tell you what happens? Get the tissues ready! They are doing a film so it won't be quite the end. Have a fun day tomorrow xx

Barb said...

Two great cards Bev. Yes you just had to put glossy accents on those cute cherries. I love the way you've framed them and the dotty ribbon is just perfect - I nearly said the cherry on the top!

Have a lovely time out tomorrow Bev and enjoy your meal. Barbxx

Susanne Vargas said...

Your cards are so cute! Those sproingy things are so fun and those cherries? Yummy and adorable paired with that sweet sentiment!
Have a great weekend (I am not watching the Super Bowl either - much prefer Downton Abbey - but Starwars with my son tomorrow),
Susanne

cm said...

Your sproingy Hello: sheer delight! As for those cherries: how could a person not break into a mega-watt smiling in seeing them, in all their juicy red, shimmery yumminess! Those faces are priceless! Nestling them in the scalloped circle frame, adding a strip of pretty polkie-dots and placing the works on a red panel...perfect! Ooh la la lovely! Wish I could come shopping with you! Have a ton of fun!
Hugs~c

Geri said...

Hey there stranger! Nice to hear that you are feeling a bit better! Hope you enjoyed a fun day shopping with the girls :)

Totally loving the red & white sweetness you created! The sproinky card is so cute - especially how the swirls in the sentiment match!

The cherries made me smile all over my face! Not only cuz there is some polkie dot paper but the cherries are so darn cute! The gloss shows up really well on my monitor! Sweet 'punny' sentiment too :)

Marina said...

Two great cards wit fabulous splashes of red.

I Card Everyone said...

Downton Abbey and tamales, in one paragraph! Be still my heart! Have a blast, and have one for me?
I LOve this card, and HELLO! it would be perfect for the Muse challenge!!! I'd even take the French version of the song, for Pete's sake! xxoo
=]

Kristie Goulet said...

Two great cards, Bev! Love the splashes of red!

Jean said...

Great cards! Thanks for joining us at the AEI♥U Challenge! I'm counting down the hours to the next Downton episode!

Bobby said...

EZPZ Bright and breezy. Love your 'hello' card, Bev. Well, I love the cherry one, too. Can't discriminate. ;) The scallops frame them so well and of course they need a dose of GA.

TK said...

Such sweet cards --love 'em!

Petra Swart said...

Two very cute and such fun cards, Bev!!!! I love that sproingy die cuts and how you have it in a vertical line - works wonderfully!!!! And the sentiment stamp is just so perfect to go with the sproingy's!!!!
And the cherries ...aren't they just the cutest little things!!!! Love all the scallops and the polka dots!!!! Such a sweet card!!!
Hope you had a lovely time shopping and enjoyed the finale of your TV show!!!! Sounds as if you really had a wonderful weekend planned!!!
Have a great Sunday, too!!!
Hugz

Dana & Glen said...

Definitely WOW cards Bev! I love that the red squiggles play on the lines of the sentiment.

lostinpaper said...

Great cards Bev! I always love a CAS design with POW and those cherries would bring a smile to anyone's day!

Brenda said...

Glad to hear that the migraines are tolerable at the moment. I hope you get your Botox soon and feel wonderful and normal once again! Both of your cards are fabulous! I love your take on the sketch, so cute and just perfect. I too, love how the curly cues on the stamped sentiment mimic the sproingy die cuts. Your second card is simply adorable! Love those cute cherries and the die cut opening you have them in. The polka dot ribbon is fabulous as it the scallop mat. Hugs, Brenda

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are both so sweet!

Anita in France said...

Those twirly vibrant die cuts are fabulous behind that swirly whirly sentiment panel, Bev ... crisp, fresh and deliciously CAS! Now you know I'm going to love those sweet cerises ... elles sont mignonnes ... si adorable, mon amie! Continuing to send YKW banishing thoughts across the ocean ... and prayers, of course! Miss you loads and loads ... hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Marybeth said...

Oh my gosh both are darling! Love the hello design and the cherries are as cute as can be with that saying and beautiful frames!

Kylie said...

The little cherries look like they are happy dancing! Super card design, Ms Bev!