Friday, February 24, 2017

Let the Games Begin!

You must be wondering what the Post Title means. No games to be found on my blog. Nope. Today the first game of the Spring Training Season begins in Major League Baseball. I've been waiting to watch baseball since the Cubbies won the World Series way back last year. DH is a Yankees fan, and they're playing at noon today. Will we be planted in our chairs, watching and cheering the fact that baseball is back??!! Nope. We'll be on the road to a couple of doctors' appointments for him today. Just rechecks, but right at first pitch time. Fortunately, there are many months of baseball ahead, so we're really not going to miss much! Here in the States, and maybe more for the fans, Spring Training seems to herald the start of Spring. Longer days, warmer weather, and the sound of "batter up," mean that the winter coats and boots can get put back in the closet, the snow shovels can be hung up in the garage, and sandal weather is just around the corner! Life is good, isn't it?! And this is a silly way to start a post, lol! I will take a second here and say 'thank you' for all your kind comments about my last post with the watercolored flowers. Because we live in a democracy, and because majority rules, I will keep the watercolors out and see if I can make a few more. You're wonderful, you know that?!!

Oh yeah...This blog is mostly about card making, isn't it?! Guess I'd better get to it and share a card today, then, hadn't I?! Just one. I'm still debating about the second card I made yesterday, and I'm not sure if I like it enough. Do you ever do that? Make it, and go "hmmmmm..... Not sure if I want to post that...," or am I the only one who does that? Well maybe I will tomorrow. If it sucks bad, then I can always wait to post it on April Fool's Day. The effervescent, darling of the blog world, and your friend and mine, Darnell, is having a little hop-ti-doodle. Click here for reference. (Unless I'm wrong, she's having it...). Oh pooh. This paragraph was supposed to introduce my card.... Too much talkie, not enough cardie.... Coming right up. I promise.

Leigh Penner has a fun sketch up at CAS(E) This Sketch. Had to play!


Mine:


Three inks (Fresh Ink), three circle stamps, one sentiment (PTI), and one die (RC) make this card. And a little fun foam to pop this up a bit. EZPZ lemon squeezy. All that chatty nonsense to see one card...I'm such a goof. But there you have it. Have a great weekend and as always...


15 comments:

sandie said...

Gorgeous great colours, have a wonderful weekend x

Barb said...

A very pretty card Bev. The colours are lovely. Barbxx

donna mikasa said...

Oh this is so fun and festive, Bev! Always nice to have you playing along with us!

lostinpaper said...

Those polkas are so much fun Bev, what a fun card!

Anita in France said...

Yummy bright bubbles of colour ... how delicious, Bev ... and so much fun ... they're perfect with the popped up scalloped sentiment panel! Hope John's appointments went well ... and that you got to see some baseball a bit later. Looking forward to seeing more of your watercolour flowers, whenever you get the chance to play! Wishing you a wonderful weekend, mon amie ... hugs & bisous, Anita :)

~amy~ said...

ooooohhhh...loving' the fresh ink combo!
Have a great weekend Bev.

I Card Everyone said...

Three really wonderfully stamped, gorgeous Fresh Inks, and the cutest polkas I've seen ... unless I count the one I did in the mirror this morning 'cuz I'm feeling gooooood! and your card makes it even better! now to check out this hop... thanks, Bev! Hope the Doc had great news for John!
=]

Loll said...

Love the fresh and delicious colours you've used on your card Bev. Sweet!! We are expecting just a "little" bit of snow tonight (hopefully little!!) ... so spring is not here for us yet. This has been the craziest winter for us in the Lower Mainland of B.C. Our winters are usually fairly mild and you see people outside wearing just T-shirts ... not this year. I hope the start of baseball training in the US means spring is here for you and for us too!! :) xx

Petra Swart said...

Hope that you managed to find time to enjoy some of the baseball, Bev ...and hope that the doctors all had good reports for hubby!!!!
I had to smile at you having to decide if you wanted to post a card or not ..very often I also have cards that I'm not sure if I should post or not!!!! ...but I'm sure your card is more than fit to post ...hope you will share it with us!!!!
I really like this card with the fun polka dots in the lovely colours, Bev!!!!! Striking with the scalloped die cut and the sentiment in black - ...love that sentiment stamp!!! Wonderfully done and a great take on the sketch, my friend!!!
Hugz

Susanne Vargas said...

Very sweet, soft, and feminine!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love this! Fabulous take on the sketch, Bev!

Geri said...

Definitely on the same page as you with the "should I post it?" thing! Got a box full of those sitting in the closet!

Glad the 'yes, post it' won cuz this card is SOOOOOOOOOO definitely post worthy! Gorgeous, soft colors, fabulous design AND IT'S ALL ABOUT POLKIE DOTS!!! Love it :)

Kylie said...

Yay for baseball coming back! Cannot wait!

And double yay for more water coloured cards. :)

I often look at cards and doubt myself. I'd never send / post anything if I listened to that voice. I hope you never listen to yours either as your cards are always so lovely!

















Susi K. said...

Love the playfulness of this card - superb colour choices and that scalloped, slightly offset panel diecut mimics the circles beautifully! As to whether or not I reconsider posting a card I made, it happens more often that I actually DO post them LOL

Bobby said...

Such a cute and colorful birthday card, Bev.