Saturday, March 26, 2016

Easter Blessings to You!

Wishing you all the wonderful blessings that Easter brings! After talking with my son a bit ago, we both decided that nothing at all, ever, is better than Christ's Resurrection! I still marvel at this gift.... Can't wait for all that beautiful music during the Easter Festival Service tomorrow in church!!! Wish we could all sing together!

And I actually have a card. DH is feeling a bit better, so I thought I'd spend a little time in the craft room today. Broke out some NBUS SSS stamps, and my Zigs (even I can watercolor with them!) to make a card for this week's Muse Challenge. Tracey has made a very Springtime card, and I did my best to put that feeling into mine. I was inspired by her colors, her watercoloring, and her flowers. Check out Tracey's card:


Isn't that just lovely?! I keyed in on the pinks as you'll see...


That's a ME die, and some TH Antique Linen for the flowers. A WPlus9 sentiment and some random sequins finish this off. 

Just wanted to say thanks, too, for all your kind thoughts and words as DH works hard to get better. He's moving in the right direction I'm glad to say! Blessed Easter and Happy Dances everyone!

32 comments:

Judy1223 said...

Bev, I couldn't agree more about Easter and the glory of the Resurrection! We are off to celebrate the Easter Vigil later this evening, but I saw your gorgeous card and had to stop by. I have also been meaning to send your husband get well wishes, as I have been reading your blog posts but just catching up on commenting today. I do hope he continues to recover quickly. So, your card...absolutely GORGEOUS! Such soft colors, and I adore the sentiment (I really need to get that set!). A perfect interpretation of Tracey's beautiful springtime card. Your pinks are so perfect, and the soft touch of green and yellow is perfection! Best wishes to you and yours for a blessed Easter!

Ardyth said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the softness of your flowers! Thanks for joining us at Muse this week, Bev and a very Happy Easter to you!

Patti said...

Happy Happy Easter to you too!! So glad to hear your husband is doing better. and glad you got to do some happy crafting. Your card is outstanding! I love the softness and your coloring is perfect!

(((Hugs)))
Patti

~amy~ said...

Beautiful card Bev...way to rock the zigs!

Happy Easter!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your card is sensational, Bevie! It's one of your prettiest ever! Happy Easter to you, too, and all the family! I'm so glad prayers are being answered and John is getting better every day! That's cause for Happy Dancing!! Miss you!! Hugs, Darnell

TK said...

Positively gorgeous! Love the soft colors, and that sentiment is awesome with the two fonts!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Bev,
I so agree with you about Easter ...
Christmas is like the prelude to the event and then the great most "exciting-ist" event of our year ..

For He is risen indeed!! we have already had our resurrection service with morning and sang the hymns with great verve.
Wonderful, stunning work on both card .. love the subtle tones well done!
Thanks so much for the inspiration.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

lostinpaper said...

So stunning Bev, I just love your subtle and pretty colours!

I Card Everyone said...

Gorgeous, my friend! Wonderful news, all around!
=]

cm said...

Yes, knowing and believing He is Risen is so wonderfully spirit-lifting! We've found a church celebration here in my mom-in-law's city, so I'll be off to that later this morning. I'll miss the family gathering at my mom's (the first time she'll have hostessed a dinner since my dad passed...but given that I'm not ready to face the 'empty' spot at the table means that being here is a blessing in and of itself). Great to hear that John is nearly 100%. Your card: swooning inducing! The water-colours and flowers: perfect match! Soft, pretty, delicate...a gorgeous bouquet for this Easter Sunday! Wishing you a beautiful day, my friend, filled with joy...and a morsel or 12 of chocolate, too!
Hugs, love and misses,
~c

Geri said...

Two ABSOLUTELY STUNNING cards! The softness of your beautifully colored blossoms is gorgeous. The colors in the first card are EXACTLY what we see on for real life hydrangeas!

sandie said...

Gorgeous card Bev, love the softness. Hope you enjoyed the Easter service and have has a wonderful day x

Bobby said...

Those are some of my favorite flower stamps, Bev, and you've made them truly beautiful with your Zigs. I'm so glad your husband is doing better and you can find a few moments to craft. Happy Easter to you and yours and have a wonderful week.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Happy Easter Bev! I love the beachhouse and all the fun!!!

Craftychris said...

I am glad your DH is feeling better! Your card is gorgeous, such lovely gentle colours. Happy Easter to you and your family xxx

Cat Craig said...

Beautiful coloring, this is a stand out in the Muse Gallery.

Susanne Vargas said...

Happy Easter, my friend! I hope the Easter service was as good as you imagined and your dinner delicious. Your card is very soft and pretty! I have that same set - wanted it for a long time, finally got it - but it's still in my NBUS pile! Thanks for the inspiration! Hope your hubby will be 100% soon!

Barb Ghig said...

Hello there, Bev ~
Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog! I hope you and your family had a lovely Easter celebration and that your DH continues to make progress with his health!
Love your take on Tracey's card! Beautiful watercoloring and blending with your Zig markers...Love your choice of pastel colors, too!

Tracey McNeely said...

Happy Eater Bev, how wonderful that John is feeling better, so much stress off of you both I am sure. Your card is beautiful and your ZIG watercolouring is just fabulous. Here I am commenting at midnight, finally all my chicks are in bed and I had a few free minutes before Mr. Sandman comes to visit. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Muse this week! xoxo

Ashwini Rao said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card, Bev! Simply beautiful! I love your coloring and the use of those pretty flowers.

Susi K. said...

Such a beautiful card, love the soft hues of colour and that sentiment!

Jacquie Southas said...

Gorgeous card, Bev! The watercoloring is perfect!

Virginia Lu said...

Your soft coloring is amazing! I always ended up coloring too brightly...must try soft! Hope your Easter is a great one, Bev! Hope your hubby continues to feel better.

Brenda said...

Happy Easter Bev! And you and your son are right, there is nothing better, ever than Christ's Resurrection! And what a gift it is too! I feel in love with Tracy's card the moment I saw it, but now after seeing yours...I'm totally smitten with it! I wish I could watercolor with my Zigs the way you do Bev, those flowers are just stunning. I love the beautiful scripted sentiment and of course you can never go wrong with sequins. Just beautiful! Hugs, Brenda

Buffy Esser-Burnside said...

Beautiful card, I love the soft colors!

Rose said...

Beautiful card Bev! The colours are so soft & pretty. I'm so glad to see it made the top 3. Well done & well deserved.

Kim Heggins said...

Bev, your Easter sounds just wonderful. A great way to spend the day rejoicing! Your card is as gorgeous as can be...just love your beautiful flowers.

Marybeth said...

Bev, this is stunning ...beautiful ! Looks like it made the top 3 yay and congrats on that!

Suzanne said...

Absolutely gorgeous and very inspiring!!!!

Jen Mitchell said...

Belated Easter blessings to you and your family! I'm glad to hear that DH is on the mend - another blessing to be thankful for. Your card is a beautiful take on Tracey's card. I love the soft colors of the beautiful cluster of flowers.

Anita in France said...

Amen, my lovely friend ... He Is Risen Indeed! What a truly gorgeous card ... those soft colours in your stunning watercolouring are just beautiful! Think I might just need this SSS set ... it's been pushing to get into my wish book for a while ... could be you just gave it a helping hand!! Good to hear John's health is improving, Bev ... still praying! Big hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Petra Swart said...

Oh, your softly coloured flowers are so beautiful, Bev and I love the sentiment stamp - the fonts are beautiful!!!! Such a wonderful feminine card!!!!
Hugz