Thursday, June 2, 2016

Belated Birthday Wishes

I've missed a few of my dear friends' birthdays. Been a little wrapped up in things around here, but I actually did remember their days. I'll offer up DH as an excuse and leave it at that! Managed to get a couple of early mornings in the old craft room while my sweetie pie was sleeping in. And while he's watching my Cubbies win their game, (all settled in and safe in his recliner) I'm doing a quick post. Will just post a couple of cards for today.

First up is a card for Muse, where the ever wonderful Leigh Penner is guest designing this week. I used her layers as my inspiration. Let's peek at Leigh's card, shall we?



How cute is that?! Love the woodgrain she's used for this FD card. Mine is a bit different, but you can see my "exploded" layers which mimic hers.


Next is another birthday card. I made this card first, then went searching for a challenge; took me a second to find SSS Monday with a monochromatic theme.


Will catch you later kids; DH needs me again. Should you want/need the deets about either card, shoot me an email and I'll get back to you. Happy dances everyone.


33 comments:

Barb said...

Hi Bev, It's nice to see you about again. Glad you had time for a little crafting. They are both lovely cards. The birthday cake is such pretty colours and the white embossing looks beautiful on that lovely blue card. I'm pleased that your DH enjoyed the game. Barbxx

Patti said...

Hi Bev : )

LOVE both your sweet cards but that cake has me drooling!! I just love every perfect little layer!

Patti

Ardyth said...

Definitely need some deets on that birthday cake card - love how graphic and fun it is! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, my friend!

Rose said...

Love your cake card with all the coloured layers. The white embossing on the blue is so lovely on your second card. Elegant & pretty. Glad you found some time for yourself amid the chaos.

Jen Mitchell said...

Gotta love a good layered cake! Especially one as pretty as this! And the card with the ginkgo leaves is so serene. I love those colors!

Aileen Ryan said...

Love both cards. Very intrigued with your first card and wondering is this a birthday cake stamp set or did you come up with the design with bits and pieces. Its so clever, I love it and have always loved that other stamp, the leaves(petals) embossed on the blue background. Wonderful.
Hope you are both well and life is not hitting you with anymore heartache. Hugs xx Aileen

Darnell J Knauss said...

Good to see you grabbing a little ME time when you can, Bevie! You've not lost one bit of your talent as a card artist! Both of these are scrummy!! Love and hugs, Darnell xxoo

shirley-bee said...

Fab cards, Bev! I love that big bold layer cake!

Lynn said...

Love all those CAS layers on the birthday cake. They are fabulous Bev.

~amy~ said...

a multi-layered cake = yes, please!

Love the white embossing!

Brenda said...

Oh Bev, I am loving both of your cards! The cake is a perfect take on the burger card. I love blue and white of your second card. Also love those leaves too. Finally saw my first tree with these leaves and was smitten right away. Great cards my friend and glad you were able to play a bit in the craft room. Hugs, Brenda

Geri said...

So nice to see you back in the playground! You obviously do early mornings very, VERY well!

I'm so with Ardyth on the 'loving the graphicness' of the cake card!!! Super color combo too! The monochromic card is stunningly simple and elegant!

Sure hope you can fit in a few more early morning card sessions!

Martha said...

What darling cards, Bev.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, wonderful cards, Bev! I especially love the first one (& your sweet kind words!) and your fabulous take on my card! Thanks so much for playing along!

Tracey McNeely said...

Two lovely cards Bev! That big cake is fabulous and your monochromatic card with the ginkgo is awesome! I seem to know all about forgetting and being wrapped up in other things these days. Always 2 steps behind and YKW is sneaking up on me again!

lostinpaper said...

Love your fab take on Leigh's card, you are so so very clever Bev!

Bobby said...

Wow, that cake is fabulous, Bev. I couldn't even think of something to do for Muse and you nailed it. The ginkgo embossed in white is beautiful.

cm said...

Did you hear me cheering and applauding when your post appeared in my Feedly! I was VERYloud! Your early morning playground session sees me beaming with delight! I second and third both Ardyth and Geri: your cake is graphic gorgeous, as well as MUSE brilliant, innovative and ingenious! Love all those delicious, luscious layers! Your gingko card: classy! We're off to bike races this afternoon - an evening event followed by an early morning drive tomorrow for the second part. Tiring, but fun....and the weather promises to be wonderful. I've tasked my husband with finding a race in your area; he's on it!!
Hugs and misses (big misses!!)
~c

Susanne Vargas said...

So glad you found time to make and share with us two fabulous cards! That cake looks delicious and I really like the fresh look of the gingko card!
Hang in there!

Kim Heggins said...

Oh my Miss Bev...two simply fabulous cards my dear but your first card is so fun and just fabulous...what stamps did you use to make that??? It is just so fun! Hope you are doing well...sending good thoughts your way.

Birgit said...

Two fabulous cards! I love the exploded layers on your cake. So sweet and a fun take on the MUSE card!!

Barbara Schiassi said...

Beautiful card! love this stamps , wonderful shades of blue! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Monday Challenge Blog! barbara

Marilyn said...

Hi Bev ... love your layered cake ... looks so yummy! Wonderful interpretation of Leigh's card. Hugs!

foleysfriend said...

Love your super clever interpretation of Leigh's Muse card; the layered cake is just inspired!

Barb Ghig said...

Two fabulous cards, Bev! Beautiful monochromatic card and I love your take on Leigh's Muse card!

Anita in France said...

Love that luscious layered birthday cake, Bev ... lipsmacking good ... it got my vote, so I was delighted to see it in the limelight at Muse! Elegant, stylish and lovely gingko leaves against that beautiful blue ... a stunner, my friend! Thinking of you ... and missing you, mon amie! Big hugs & bisous, Anita :)

maria f. said...

Thought about you the other day when I saw the happy dancing cutie in the new MFT release!!! Hope all is well in your neck of the woods. Your cards are beauty-full. I love your exploded birthday cake. Looks boutique-bought.

Eliz Stewart said...

I am so remiss...I thought I had commented when I had posted. I thought your layered cake was a brilliant idea! And so well executed...just love it! Congrats!

Marybeth said...

All your birthday cards are gorgeous! Love that layered cake! I think of you when ever we see the Kringle at trader joes.

Petra Swart said...

So happy to see that you did have some time to relax with cards, Bev!!!! And what lovelies we've got here!!!! Love that very fun and oh-so-sweet birthday cake - it calls for a celebration and I would have loved to have a piece of that yummy goodness!!!! Such a happy 'Happy Birthday' card!!! ...and the monochromatic card ...so stylish and elegant and simply beautiful!!!! Love both, my friend!!!!!
Hugz

TK said...

Beautiful cards, and that second is such a stunner!! Love the shimmer on the bold background, monotone and all...
Glad all is going well, and prayers that your hubby continues doing well and you get a little escape now and then.

Kim S said...

I'm so glad you are getting some chance to craft. A day is always better if you've spent some time with stamps and ink - life just doesn't allow for it, does it? What a contrast in these cards. The birthday card is SO fun - totally eye-catching. The monochromatic card is equally eye-catching in its simplicity. LOVE them.

JD/ Jill said...

Cute cards!