Monday, August 8, 2016

Oh, Hello

Hello everyone. I've got boatloads of stuff to get done before I even get to making dinner, so will keep this short. Hope all is well with you, and we are hanging in there.

I have two cards for today, and thought I would share really quick. "Commenting coming right after dinner (provided DH isn't monopolizing me....)," she said with fingers crossed. First up is a card for CTS. Miss America, aka, Darnell is GD there this week, so I knew I had to play along.

Awesome Sketch:


Here's my QAEZPZ card:


The stamps are from a sweet Studio Calico set. Some PTI ink, and a bit of very hoarded Stampin' Up Baja Breeze card stock. (Jen Mitchell knows what I mean...) You can almost see the WoS on those bowties.

Next I wanted to play along at The Heart Desires Challenge. Check out this inspiration photo:


I picked up on the stripes, metallics, the pink and the green from those gorgeous plants:


The gold striped vellum was a gift from Geri G. The plants are from a kit by MME, called On Trend 2. A scrap of green card stock, some gold die cut with an MB die, and that's about it. Gotta run, need to check on DH. Have a great week, and do a few happy dances just because you can. 


27 comments:

Nora N. said...

I LOVE that first card with the totally fun bows and that amazing sentiment!! I need to get ahold of that sentiment as I LOVE It!! The second card is so pretty with the colors and the lovely gold. I especially have that eye on that gold. Totally wonderful design!!

Lynn said...

Back home from vacation...and chilling in front of the TV watching the olympics! Love your two beauties. Those little bowties are adorable with a capital A. And yahoo...you rocked the inspiration photo!

Marybeth said...

Hi Bev ! Both are so pretty. Love the bows! The plant card is absoultly darling! Love the pots too! Hope dinner went off with ease! Thank you so much for my very beautiful card! :) you are amazing!!!!

Brenda said...

Awesome to see you posting a couple of cards Bev! I love the bow tie card, makes me smile as does the sentiment. A fun sketch to work with! I also love your take on the succulent inspiration photo, those pots and cacti are fabulous on your card!!! Cactus is so popular right now, I think I need a stamp set of them. lol Yep, we keep hanging in here and I hope you and hubby are hanging in too! Hugs, Brenda

Becca Cruger said...

I think your cards definitely deserve a BIG wooooohooooooo! I am such a fan of the gold vellum stripes. It's so cute!

I Card Everyone said...

I LOve your QAE card, BEv! It is adorable in our CTS gallery, and yes, I do see the WoS! Your cacti card? Just as 'on point' as it could be! xx
=]

Patti said...

Two more great cards Bev!! I love your take on the CAS(E) challenge almost as much as I too LOVE Baja Breeze cs!!

And your adorable little succulents just make me wanna do the Happy Dance!! : )

(((Hugs)))
Patti

Stella said...

I love the modern design of your cards; both are lovely but the 2nd card with the cacti is my favorite :)

Leigh Penner said...

Super sweet cards, Bev! Those bowties are perfect for the sketch! And I love the details on those fun cacti!

Bobby said...

Your little bow ties are adorable, Bev. I love how you incorporated the gold stripes of the pot with the striped vellum to show off your cute little cacti.

Geri said...

Hey there pal! Been MIA this past week enjoying prime mommy/daughter time after Brady surprised me with a visit home! Her and Danny had it all planned! Drove her to Brandon today to catch her flight back. Miss her already!

Sweet, sweet cards! "Woohoo' is absolutely FABULOUS!!! Delightfully clean, simple, and so cool. Love the sentiment! The cactus card ROCKS!!! Especially with the bold pop of pink and the COOL diagonal stripes!!

So nice to see you finding/making time to play in your craft room! MWAH!

Kim Heggins said...

Hello...two simply fabulous and sweet cards. Just love those wonderful bows, they are just darling. And your sweet plants and all the gold, just fabulous. So happy you had time to squeeze in some craftiness too. Your cubbies are on a roll, my Giants need to pick up the pace! Take care, miss you lots.

Cris G said...

Two cute cards, Bev. The second called my attention at THDC... it's just perfect for the challenge!

Toni said...

Oh, this is wonderful! I love the colorway you've chosen and have to confess that exact paper pad is sitting on my desk at this very moment. So glad you joined us at THD!

Susanne Vargas said...

The sparkling bowties are adorable and your gold striped succulent card is so sweet! You gotta teach me how to create in bits of time... You seem to be very good at it!
Hugs!

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh wow two beautiful card Bev! Your bow ties are so adorable and the succulents with the gold happy--amazing! Hope you are keeping well, will email soon! xo

Chrissy Larson said...

Super cute!!

Jen Mitchell said...

Yes, I sure do know what you mean! Imagine my surprise when this beauty showed up in the mail today! We can afford to a be a bit less hoard-y with our Baja Breeze now! <3

SugarGem said...

Really fun succulent card! Thank you for joining The Heart Desires Challenge

Martha said...

Bev, what a sweet take on the sketch and darling cactus card.
I love the gold with the pretty colors.

cm said...

Darn blogger! Another comment gone MIA! But I'm back, enjoying a delicious second helping of your lovely 'voice' and sweet cards! What to say about your first, except: WOO HOOOOO, indeed! Too clever! Your cacti: love, love and love! Those cacti...smitten! Hope DH is okay; hope YOU are too! Remember: I've got big shoulders and strong arms...all the more for supporting and hugging! Oh yes: hope Tad is mending, too....
Hugs and missed (lots)!
~c

Darnell J Knauss said...

Sorry I am so late in commenting, Bevie! Thank you so much for the support playing along with the CTS challenge! I just love your little bow tie take on the sketch! And your cacti card is darling! (I'll have to check out that new-to-me challenge.) Keeping you and DH in my prayers, my friend! Lots of hugs, Darnell xxoo

Anita in France said...

Oh those sweet, shimmery bow ties are just adorable, Bev ... love the simple, soft blue and white ... and the sentiment just had me smiling all over my face, it's so you! Gorgeous succulents ... you captured the inspiration so perfectly with those vibrant colours and the delicious gold accents ... yum! Thinking of you, my sweet friend ... and keeping you close in prayer! Big hugs & bisous, bisous, Anita :)

wienerhoneymooners said...

Too stinkin cute Bev!!!! WAY cute...!!! LOVE IT!!!
Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at The Heart Desires!!!!

~amy~ said...

Oh my goodness...the summer has been such a whirlwind for me...I missed this awesome post. Love both of your cards but those succulents...love them Bev! Thanks for joining us at The Heart Desires!

Kathryn Lorenzini said...

Hey Bev! Hope all is well. Nearly a year has passed and I still have a card for you awaiting the post. And that's how life goes! Thanks for joining us at THD-- love your split panels and succulent line up. Wishing you all things golden and lined up just as you like. Come back and play more in September with us!! HugS!

Rose said...

Love that sentiment on your first card! Very cute! The gold striped vellum & gold sentiment are a lovely touch with the cute cacti. Glad you were able to sneak in some craft time.