Sunday, April 24, 2016

Sunday in Springtime

It's a gorgeous Springtime day, I've got coffee, the Cubs are winning, and my sweet Lizzy is coming over to play with grandma! She's a senior in high school, scheduled to graduate in June and needs to finish making her scrapbook of activities, awards, accomplishments, and volunteering to meet a requirement for her full IB (International Baccalaureate) degree. So since I have all the necessities, she's coming over so we can play together. I'm sooooo excited! She'll be off to college in the Fall and I won't see her as often as I'll want to. This will be a nice memory in the days to come. So I'm starting this post awaiting her arrival. If I have time today, I'll let you know what we ended up doing.

I do have a card today. It's for the Muse Challenge, which has a card by Miss Tracey as our inspiration for this week. I loved it, had an idea for it, but waited for the NBUS dies to arrive via USPS so I could finish it up. Before we look at mine, have a gander at Tracey's card:


*sigh*
Isn't it lovely? That girl can make cards!! After seeing this, I was tempted to order this set, but decided to save my pennies for Saturday when I'll be out for a bit with my sister and her sweet Emma. Just a quick stop at Polka Dots for a little shopping. My nephew and his wife (Emma's parents) told my sister that Emma didn't need any more paper... Have you ever heard such a thing????? Raise your hand if you have enough paper. Yeah....not one hand in the air. So if she wants paper from her grandma, or her most favorite Auntie Hoo-Hoo, then it's paper she'll have! You know you'd do the same thing, lol! Enough naughtiness on my part, here's my card:


The same, yet different. The stamps are from SSS, and as mentioned, I've also used my NBUS dies. A sentiment by HA and some vellum leaves from ancient days. I used some Copics to color the flowers' centers, which I've popped up, then added some Stickles for a bit o' shimmer. And since I hear Lizzy in the driveway, I'm going to run. Happy dances everyone!

29 comments:

Barb said...

Your card is lovely Bev and I love the font of the sentiment. Have a lovely time with Lizzy and enjoy your time out with your sister and little Emma. You naughty Auntie Hoo Hoo! I didn't put my hand up. Barbxx

~amy~ said...

Have tons of fun today!!!!!
Love how you were inspired by Tracey! Gorgeous blooms!!

Tracey McNeely said...

By the time I am commenting on this you and Lizzie will be happily crafting away. Wishing her good luck pulling this requirements together. Hand not raised here, no girl should be denied patterned paper even if I rarely use it--a precious commodity in my house! Love how you were inspired by my card and those pretty SSS flowers are lovely especially topped ff with those vellum leaves! Thank you for sharing with us at the Muse this week!

Bobby said...

Those flowers are some of my favorites, Bev, and I love the way you popped up the centers. I may have to try that. I hope you're having a fun crafty day with Lizzy.

Patti said...

Giggling!! You are blessed with family Bev!! I love thinking of you and your granddaughter and later your great niece sharing what you love to do!!

Your card is beautiful!! the perfect take on Tracey's card!

BIG happy (((Hugs)))
Patti

Lynn said...

I hope you had a wonderful time with Lizzie. We're enjoying the gorgeous weather here too...and let's not talk about that Cubs game...come on!! :)

Love, love, love your card. We must be on the same wave length today...casing Tracey's beautiful card! xx

Jen W. said...

You are 100% correct - one can never have enough paper!! Hope you and Lizzy had a fun afternoon working on her scrapbook. The IB program is pretty popular here - didn't realize they had it in the US as well. It's an intense program - good for Lizzy!

As for your card it's bright, happy and wonderful as the sentiment says! You and I were on the same wavelength too - I went for Stickles in my flower centres. Hope the lovely weather keeps up for you guys. Big hugs to you, Bev!

Susanne Vargas said...

Oh, this sounds like a wonderful afternoon! It's always so fun when a loved one comes over to play!
Didn't know they had dies for this set, I only have the stamps (still haven't used them, shhhh). Your spring flowers look beautiful with the soft vellum leaves! Great CASE of the Muse!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow....sounds like such a wonderful way to spend the day! Watching baseball and spending time with Lizzy. Hoping you will share photos of your time together. Your card is just so pretty. I really love your fabulous flowers. Miss you lots!

TK said...

Great interpretation of Tracey's card, just love the floral images. Hope your day was sweet with the granddaughter, time is just so precious!

lostinpaper said...

Your card is such a beautiful take on Tracey's, love how you repeated the same shape flower!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, my, a girl who doesn't need any more paper ...don't know anyone like that, sweet Aunty Hoo Hoo ...must be an extinct species!!!
What a fun post, Bev - always enjoy your stories!!! And your card is sooooooo beautiful I really like that stunning flowers in the lovely colours and the fern leaves in grey complete the bouquet perfectly!!! Such a lovely sentiment, too!!!! Love your fabulous card, my friend!!!!
Have a super week!!!
Hugz

I Card Everyone said...

Hi Bev! Your weekend had to have been a blast ... I can tell how happy you were just by looking at your card! Gorgeous!!! This is my own favorite SSS flower ... I think it's time she came out to play at my house once again!
=]

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so pretty, Bev!

Susi K. said...

Love the shape and colours of your beautiful flowers! A very happy card indeed!

Geri said...

WOWZERS GIRLFRIEND....you absolutely nailed this challenge! Gorgeous colors, perfectly balanced design and an awesome sentiment!!!

Yep...winner, winner again pal!

Hope you had a fabulous day crafting with Lizzy! You are blessed with an amazing family!

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful take on Tracey's card, Bev! I love your choice of blooms and your color palette is gorgeous! Love your sentiment, too!

Jacquie Southas said...

Gorgeous card, Bev! Love the brightly colored flowers :)

Anita in France said...

D'you know, Bev ... the more I see these fabulous flowers, the more I think they need to come live with me ... or be borrowed sometime! What a beautiful take on Tracey's card ... love all that popped-upness ... and those shimmery, sparkly centres ... goodness it's all sooo tempting! Miss you tons, mon amie! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Becca Cruger said...

Gooooooorgeously happy take on Tracy's card! That sentiment is just the best. And as for the paper buying - you tell that Nelly Naysayer to pipe down! :) I hope you have a fantastic day with Miss Emma.

Marilyn said...

Beautiful take on Tracey's card, Bev. Really appreciate your nice comments. I view your blog frequently and always like what you post.

Nora N. said...

I LOVE the flowers that you used on this card!! They are so pretty!! I have had these in my stash and have yet to use them. How bad is that? Great take on the challenge!!

Kylie said...

Hope you had a wonderful time with Lizzy! And speaking of people who know how to make cards!!! You surely do! This is beautiful - clean and simple and happy and I just love it!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love these flowers.

Marybeth said...

I hope you had a wonderful time with your Lizzy! Enjoy! See you didn't need new flowers the ones you used made for a gorgeous card! I have to keep reminding myself I have way too much! It sure is fun to buy and then stalk the mailman for happy mail! Hugs and have fun!

Martha said...

OH, Bev, you sure made those sweet SSS flowers shine! (They are my favorite SSS flowers.) What a beautiful & happy card this is. It will certainly brighten the recipient's day.

Love your fun post. You are a hoot! Have a lovely day!

Rose said...

I hope you had a wonderful day together! Lovely flowers with such pretty sparkly centers which really makes them stand out.

Joyce said...

What a bright and lovely arrangment of flowers--and the flow so perfectly well toward that sentiment. Enough paper--impossible, I say. What kinds of crazies are you hanging out with!!

Jen Mitchell said...

What a positively lovely take on Tracey's card. I have that SSS stamp and it never looks that good when I use it! I love how you mixed up bright and cheerful colors with soft and subtle colors. What a fabbo design!