Thursday, April 6, 2017

Tick, tick, tick...

So time is just tick, tick, ticking by so quickly these days! One week until Maundy Thursday, which happens to be the same day that the first of our company arrives. The upstairs bedrooms are clean and only one bed will need sheets washed before then. I'm slowly going through the house so all I have to do towards the end, is clean the bathroom and dust and vacuum a bit. More company comes on Good Friday, and we're celebrating Easter on Saturday to allow for those who need to travel on Sunday after church. There will be at least 8 little ones in the house!!! I can hardly wait!!!!!! Wish you could be here too.

I've got one card today, but as it happens, it will play in two challenges. Anita Bowden over at Muse provided the inspiration, and since it has stars, it can also visit Time Out.



I tested out some new vellum tape on this and so far, I like it! Yay!! I think you can see which elements I've chosen to play with: the embossing, the small rectangle, the colors, and the vellum strip.


All of the papers are from my scrap files. The wonky cake stamp is from Jane's Doodles, and the stars are from Altenew. The SSS hb was stamped in black and embossed in clear so as not to smear it. My coloring was done with Copics. One MFT die. Have a wonderful day. And as always...
(ETA:  At the suggestion of both Shelly and Judy, I will add this to CASology as well, where the cue card this week is "icing." Thanks, ladies!!)

24 comments:

Shelly said...

Oh, what a SWEET birthday card!
And sounds like you're gonna have some fun, fun, fun!!...Maybe even a little crazy at times, but all so worth it! :) Enjoy!
Hugs

Shelly said...

P.S.
CASology's cue card is 'icing'. You might want to add this to the challenge. ;)

Judy1223 said...

Shelly read my mind...I saw icing and thought...CASology! I love both sweet cards, Bev. I hope you have a blessed Holy Week and Easter...enjoy all those little ones and family time!

Jen Mitchell said...

Sounds like you've got a great week coming up with your family! Amazing after all that work around the house you've still got time to create a couple of beauties! These are so sweet - love the embossed backgrounds and the adorable images!

~amy~ said...

Sounds like so much fun Bev!
Your card is gorgeous!

Diane said...

Wonderful designs, love the embossed background, vellum and images.

Hugs Diane

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful Bev love all the stars around the cake. So pretty and great on the tape for the vellum, Im not very happy with mine that is meant to be for vellum and you can see it clear as day.. Hope you have a wonderful Easter, 8 little ones wow cant imagine.. My two youngest gandkids are enough to make up for a room full, Sophie who is 4 can talk under water and starts from the minute her beautiful eyes open in the morning, talking makebelieve, organising, singing, playacting, ordering. The thought of 8 no I cant imagine but do enjoy every minute.

Pat said...

This is a beautiful cake image Bev and the background embossing goes so prettily with it, and love the vellum sentiment strip. x

Ardyth said...

Look at you, gearing up for a happy houseful! So glad you joined us this week with this fun card, Bev - I definitely need to investigate the vellum tape - sounds like it would solve the 'how to glue vellum' issue perfectly!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Spot on sweetness!!!! Thanks for popping by, you dont know how much it means to me!!!!

Neets B said...

This is fabulous, Bev. So glad that my layout clearly inspired you here. And vellum tape, why have I not heard of this genius product?!
Thanks so much for playing along at Muse this week, Anita x

Susanne Vargas said...

Your starry birthday cake card is adorable! Great CASE!
You must be so excited about your company! If I don't "talk" to you beforehand... have a very happy and joyful Easter!

Anita in France said...

Scrumptious, Bev ... delicious colouring and such brilliant background texture in those sweet polkie dots! Delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out, my friend! Chat with you very soon! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

donna mikasa said...

LOVE the blue icing on your cake--wonderful take on the CASology cue word!

Brenda said...

It sounds like a fun Easter coming up for you Bev!!! How fun!! I always loved having house guest, but never got a lot of guests. lol Love your take on Anita's sweet card! How fun to make a birthday card in her design. I love all the stars around the cake. Glad you found a good vellum tape, that is hard to do!!! Hugs, Brenda

Lynn said...

Love that you'll have a house full of family for Easter! It's sure to be a wonderful week together! And of course, love your adorable cards!

Cat Craig said...

Such a fun combination of stamps for your main panel. Very festive. This one stands out in the Muse gallery.

Joyce said...

What an adorable card. Love that luscious cake image. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology and Time Out. Happy Easter and enjoy your company.

Jenny Colacicco said...

Love the shower of stars over the cake - so dynamic! Thanks for sharing with us at Time Out! Jenny x

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Lovely sparkly take on this week's cue word. So happy you could play in the CASology challenge this week.

Barb Ghig said...

Such a darling birthday card and fabulous take on Anita's inspiration, Bev! Beautiful Copic coloring, too! I'll have to look into getting some vellum tape...I love how it hides the use of adhesive...so clever :)
Enjoy your Holy Week and I hope you don't work too hard getting ready for all of your company ~ Sounds like you're all going to have a blast, especially with all those little ones running around!!! Happy Easter to you!!!

Darnell said...

Sorry I'm so late visiting and commenting, Bevie! I just love your sweet card! Congratulations on the well-deserved recognition from BOTH Time Out and Muse!! Happy, Happy Easter!! Lots of love, Darnell

Bobby said...

This is such a darling card, Bev, and a winning one, too.

Kylie said...

Such a sweet card! What tape are you using for vellum? From the photo, I cannot see any hint of the adhesive showing through.