Monday, February 29, 2016

Leap Day

We're all aware that today is Leap Day. And that's all I have to say about that. Moving right along, I've got to take DH to have a minor surgical procedure in a bit, and I'm waiting to hear from my son about his appointment. So I thought I'd blog a bit and share a couple more from that pile of cards I'd made over the weekend. Polar opposite cards, too. And I'm waaaay distracted, can you tell? Will try to get and stay on track.

So here's where I'd like to play today: A new-to-me challenge called CropStop, where there's an Anything Goes theme. AAA Cards, with embossing as their Game. SSS Work It Wednesday, where florals are up. And last but not least, my second entry for SSS Wednesday Challenge.

                             CropStop Linky Party #13




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Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

First up is my card for CS & AAA


Have you ever made a card and fallen in love with it yourself? This is one of those cards for me. Don't know what it is about this one, but I really like it! I printed some paper which I created all my own self with my Silhouette (slight bursting of buttons here...), and took a LF wood veneer heart that I heat embossed in gold on the lower end. A bit of vellum with those sweet gold triangles cut with a MB leaf die, and if you look really closely, you'll see a faint 'thanks' stamp below the heart. It's from NN, and I used some ME Smoke ink.

The double SSS entry is this one:


Open & Closed!


Little bit o' watercoloring with those FREAKING AMAZING Zig Clean Color brushes. I LOVE THEM (can you tell???). The stamps are from a Studio Calico set, and the die was an oval from MFT. Pretty easy, considering I totally stink at watercoloring. It was fun, though! : ) And since I have to go put on some clothes (other than my PJs), I'd better get moving. Happy dances everyone!


24 comments:

Patti said...

Oh Bev! I am crushing on your sweet pink and white card!! no wonder you are patting yourself on the back!! A WELL deserved pat!! I like your other very very happy card too but the pink one goes down in my book as a show stopper!!

I will pray for your DH and son that everyone heals and continues to heal well!!

(((Hugs)))
Patti

Barb said...

They are
very different cards Bev and both very lovely. I think my second is probably my favourite because I love those super flowers.

Sending big hugs. Barbxx

Virginia Lu said...

I think I have fallen in love with your cards, too, Bev! What two beauties! Way to crank out some goodies on this Leap day, right? (Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!)

Anita in France said...

Those sweet vibrant blooms are gorgeous, Bev ... fun, whimsical and oh so pretty! Swooning at your pink and white confection with the soft vellum and tiny gold dipped heart ... how could anyone not fall in love with such scrumptiousness!! Prayers, mon amie ... and hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Rose said...

I love your pink & white card! So pretty & elegant, really lovely! Your window card is lovely too with those gorgeous watercoloured flowers. I'm with you on the Zigs, can't go wrong with them. Hope all goes well in your day.

Brenda said...

Wow Bev, I am so totally in love with your first card! Why? Well it is because it is so girlie, so soft and subtle and just plain gorgeous! I love that you made that paper! And I'm in awe too. lol I love the heart and the way you embossed it, love those leaves out of vellum with the tiny gold triangles in it. And I love that very soft "thanks". I would have missed it if you hadn't pointed it out. Yes, a very classy, but girlie card for sure! I also love the second card. It is just so pretty and makes me feel very happy! I am keeping your hubby and son in my prayers my friend. Hugs, Brenda

TK said...

Both cards are sweet and gorgeous in their own way! The beautiful softness, with all the subtle details, then the flowery combo with all its boldness!
Prayers for your family...

lostinpaper said...

Both cards are so wonderful Bev, love those sweet stripes!!

I Card Everyone said...

I don't have a clue what's going on after the pink/white with vellum... gob smacked, that's what I am! Gorgeous, Bev!
=]

~amy~ said...

ooooohhhh...your first card? Oh SOOOOO sweet. Who can resist the pink, vellum and heart combo?

Awesome floral card...the coloring is fab and YES to the Zigs...love mine.

Marybeth said...

I hope DH surgery went well and he is on the road to recovery! I also hope your son is feeling better .
Wow!!!!!! That pink card with stripes and dainty vellum ..........oh so elegant! lLove that one to bits! Both are as pretty as can be,happy you had some time to do what makes you happy :)

Susanne Vargas said...

No wonder you fell in love with that striped card! It is absolutely lovely! From the wooden heart dipped in gold to the vellum leaves to your home made paper! The second card is colorful and fun!
Hope your DH surgery went smoothly and your son had good news for you!
Hugs,
Susanne

Bobby said...

I can see why you love that card, Bev. It's so soft and beautiful. And your watercoloring of the second card is fine. I love all over patterns although I'm not good at them.

Hannelie said...

2 more beautiful creations! I love the paper you created with your Silhouette. Best invention ever our Silhouette!
... and I fell in love with your card too! Perfection friend. So love the second card too, love the scribbled flowers!

Petra Swart said...

WOW, that first card is absolutely stunning, Bev!!! LOVE that colour and the delicate vellum leaves with the gold dipped heart and the small sentiment!!! So beautiful!!!! Your floral card is so cheerful and happy and I love how you've done the colouring of the flowers!!!! And so clever to have the oval with the sentiment on the inside!!! Both lovely cards, my friend!!!!
Hope DH and DS are both doing great!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

Dana & Glen said...

Stunning cards Bev! Wonderfully CAS.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

WOW! Great to see you playing along at AAA Cards Bev and what a stunning and elegant creation. Perfect for our challenge and thanks for sharing. Sarah x

Tracey McNeely said...

I must say that I am rather in love with that card to Bev! I just love the colour and the vellum leaves. Actually both of them are quite pretty. Hope that things at home are going okay and that you get a bit of time for yourself this week! xoxo

Becca Cruger said...

What do you mean you don't know why you fell in love with it?! Just look at that chic gorgeousness! Those pink stripes are so chic and the dipped heart is a stroke of pure geniusness. Sigh* lovely! And then we get to that bright concoction of springy pizzaz! Loving all those colors.
I hope you both are beginning to feel better. Sending lots of warm happy thoughts from ND.

maria f. said...

You do pink so well, Bev. Love those stripes (hmmm, stay tuned to WW this month ;) And your coloring with the Zigs is fabulous. I always get so heavy handed. Love your light colors. Hope all is well with you and the fam. Sending happy thoughts. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog too!

cm said...

Hold it a minute here...how did these two gems nearly escape my watchful eye? Apparently we're both experiencing 'distraction' - yours for a significant reason, mine because I'm...well, feeling dullish, of late. Anyway...I'm joining you in falling in LOVE with your first card...the stripes, the vellum leaves, the lovely gold-tipped heart...romantic in a sweet, flirty sort of way. Your second, bursting with Zig-vivacity and winder WOW is also a knockout...cheery and pretty!
Hugs, love and misses~c

Joyce said...

These are both wonderful. I really love your second card so much--those flowers and leaves are so very sweet, and your water coloring is amazing. I am in love with my Zigs too.

Kelly Griglione said...

Super, duper gorgeous pink and white paper you created, Bev! You could totally sell that! It's a great base to the delicate vellum and fun wood veneer accent. Really well done!! LOVE.

ionabunny said...

So pretty with the striped background. Hugz