Thursday, September 8, 2016

Just a little Happy Dance Today

Can I say thank you once more? For all your prayers, thoughts, and kind wishes. Even though DH still has this kinda big test coming up, I see that his strength continues to improve, and his dread of the possibility of another surgery has waned to a normal level. That, dear friends, is the power of prayer. With this small/medium improvement, he is becoming more independent again, and that leaves me a little more time in the craft room!! I've also been able to get at those chores that had been let go...cleaned out the front hall closet, organized some crapola in the basement, and on Monday I'll be making a run to Goodwill with the back end of my Subaru loaded to the gills. Woohoo!!

Now for the cards. Two of them. Feels good to be able to make cards on a more regular basis! This first one will travel to the Time Out Challenge, with this brief: "Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year." And SSS Monday Challenge has us using a stamp.

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Here's what I made:


A scrap of green for a mat beneath the white, MFT die cut panel. The stamps are PTI with an RC sentiment. I colored the leaves with my ziggies, and added a bit of orange glitter to the 'berries.' EZPZ lemon squeezy.

I'm also playing along this week with Cupcake Inspirations; wait till you see the colors on their inspiration photo... Yum!! And since SSS's Wednesday Challenge is also use a stamp, I'm adding this as well!


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Love those colors!!


(Can you tell my PTI order came the other day?!) Had to use this tag die that I've been drooling over, since the first time I'd seen it. Endless possibilities! I die cut and stamped some strawberries using WPlus9 goodies, and printed some mint green striped paper from Silhouette. The sentiment is from RC, and is stamped with ME ink. A bit of burlappy ribbon shot with just a smidgen of gold tops off the tag. Turned out pretty sweet! And that's all there was to it. Now I'm off to work on the linen cupboard, put clean sheets on the beds upstairs, and maybe get a little dusting and vacuuming in. After lunch I hope to be crafting a bit more...providing DH is having a good day; he comes before all else. Happy dances everyone.


26 comments:

Barb said...

I've been away and just got home so I was unaware of the recent condition of your DH Bev. But I am glad that it seems he won't have to have more surgery.

Your tag is lovely and also your tag. Sending you love. Barbxx

Bobby said...

I'm so glad that things are looking up, Bev, and that you've had some good crafting time. You haven't lost your touch. Both the card and tag are fabulous. I may have to check into that tag die myself.

Kamila Routsis * Life In Moments said...

What a beautiful card! Love your design! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!
Kamila DT

Tracey McNeely said...

Holy smokes look out you are on fire woman! I can feel your happiness and energy in your post Bev--such good news! Two awesome cards today a beautiful sympathy card, so serene and lovely and then your amazing strawberry thank you tag--LOVE! That is my second most favourite PTI tag, my first love is #7 but I use both pretty evenly. I snuck on here during my coffee break, putting off photographing something that was due yesterday--ha ha!

Joyce said...

Two stunning cards. That first one makes a fantastic sympathy card. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

~amy~ said...

So happy to hear about DH!
Love today's projects, they're absolutely perfect. Gotta love those strawberries!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What a wonderful duo of projects you've made! I love how each one was totally unique and lovely! I adore the sweet feeling of the sympathy card and how it's simple yet sophisticated. I also adore the tag you made, too! These projects are a tribute to your wide range as an artist and they put a smile on my face. And I'm so glad that you're seeing prayers being answered with DH! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Aileen Ryan said...

Bev so glad DH is doing better and giving you a little you time. Love your card and ohh so wonderful tag. Can see why you couldnt wait, love it. Take care and lots of positive thoughts coming yuor way.

Lynn said...

Two beauties my friend. I always LOVE seeing you at Time Out and your inspiration is gorgeous! Beautiful sympathy card. And those strawberries...adorable with a capital A!

Leigh Penner said...

Wonderful card and tag, Bev!

Geri said...

Two beauties pal!!! I love the design layout on the sympathy card - clean, simple and subtle!

2nd card - GORGEOUS! The pop of sweet, red berries against the soft mint green is stunning! Thanks for the reminder to use my Silhouette for printing dp...something that I never ever think to do!!!

Patti said...

Two of the sweetest little works of art Bev! : )

It's is always an answer to prayer to see you getting time to get crafty.

BIG (((Hugs)))
Patti

Sandy said...

Such a cute strawberry tag! Thank you for joining our challenge this week at Cupcake Inspirations.
-Sandy, DT

Marybeth said...

Sometimes I forget to respond but know that I read and have been keeping you and your family in my prayed Bev! Hope you are feeling ok too ! Oh my gosh that tag is darling and I need to take it out soon. Your sympathy card is simple perfect sweet girl! Well, since you have a birthday coming up maybe I should say sweet lady, lol!

Susanne Vargas said...

That sounds great, Bev! So happy for you and DH! Hope the upward trend continues! How wonderful that you find more time to craft and that we get to see the wonderful results! The sympathy card is lovely, always good to have on hand. And the tag card is so sweet and delicious!
Have a fantastic weekend,
Susanne

Indy Owens said...

What a delight duo of projects! I can see why you were drooling over that tag die! What a delightful and delicious looking strawberries! So glad you shared at Cupcake Inspirations! Looking forward to see more of your inspiration with your tag die! :)
Debbie, DT Sweetie

sandie said...

Hi Bev
So fun to see you at Time Out and with a CAS beauty. Fab design and your second card makes me feel hungry, those strwberries look so yummy-have a fun weekend x

Eva Ng said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations. - Eva, Sweetie DT -

Kim Heggins said...

Two beauties my dear....just love your sweet tag filled with strawberries, so yummy!

Anita in France said...

Well, I could just munch those strawberries right off your tag, Bev ... they're so luscious and gorgeous ... and cute! Oh my goodness, your leaf splits ... with the tangerine twinkles ... love, love, love ... such a sweet way to support someone through difficult times! So delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

jenn shurkus said...

such sweet cards!!! thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

Lisa Kind said...

Your card is simply stunning and the tag is so colorful and pretty! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us!

Rose said...

I'm glad DH frame of mind has improved. What you manage to achieve & the way you still find the inspiration to craft is amazing! Your sympathy card is very pretty! That strawberry tag - stunning! Absolutely gorgeous!

Jill Vickers said...

Both cards are so pretty but I really like the CAS design of the first one - it is a perfect sympathy card. Thanks for sharing at Time Out! Jill

Jill Vickers said...

Both cards are so pretty but I really like the CAS design of the first one - it is a perfect sympathy card. Thanks for sharing at Time Out! Jill

cm said...

How do I manage to fall behind so frequently? Remedying that right now! Great to hear that DH is feeling better and, indeed, showing signs of improvement. May that trend continue! You, back in the craft room, is marvelous...and checkout the delights you've shared. Love the simplicity and 'essence' of your sympathy card...soft and pretty. Your pyramid of berries, nestled in that cute frame, are ever so sweet! Looks like you've been busy with all kinds of cleaning and rearranging. We'll be doing the same 'soon' (as in sooner than anticipated, though the 'big show' likely won't happen until January). I'm getting anxious...and excited...Oh, and that other 'something' has been posted. Prayers, please - and thank you!
Hugs and love~c