Sunday, June 4, 2017

Happy (belated) Birthday, Ardyth!

My mother used to say while raising us kids, "the hurrier I go, the behinder I get." That kind of describes me these days, lol. DH has been under the weather, and has needed a bit more attention these last couple of weeks, and so I've been away from crafting and blogging. Just keeping up with a few chores while keeping an eye on him has been plenty 'hurrier.' So, I'm 'behinder.' And even more terribly behind with a birthday card for Ardyth.  She, of MASKerade fame. She, who needs no introduction... Just the mention of her first name, and we all know who she is! Maker of square cards, CAS Queen, rainbows, David Bowie, lovely lady, friend! On this week's Muse, where she is lead Designer, Ardyth is celebrating her birthday and we're to CASE one of her cards. I headed off to her blog, and after looking at about ten bajillion fabulous cards, I chose to CASE this one from April 19th 2015:


Now, I love her cards, but I really, really LOVE this one! CAS, gray, and lots of happy to go 'round. Mine looks like this:


I went with a strawberry pinkyred for my happy, though. This square card is already winging its way to Toronto. I only wish I could have gotten to it sooner....so sorry Ardyth. I'll try to do better next year, I promise!

The 'happy' is an MFT die, and the 'birthday' is from a SSS set. While the 'birthday' looks navy blue, it's really black. In addition to the birthday bash at Muse, there's another celebration at AAA Cards, and I'll play along there too. 


Since I was up at 4:30 this morning to help my sweetie, and since I couldn't go back to sleep, I thought I'd make a tag for the current Tag You're It Challenge. Lindsey Larsen is GD this week, and just look at the tag she made!!!!:


Oh so pretty! Great inspiration!

Here's mine:


Back when scrapbooking was my be-all-and-end-all, I bought all kinds of paper, including the curly laser-cut blue you see behind the vellum in the center of this tag. I cut the white part of the tag with my Silhouette, and the gold 'celebrate' die is from Studio Calico. A bit of scrap ribbon, and I was done in time to head off to church. 

Hope you had a wonderful birthday, Ardyth, and many blessings in the coming year!!!



23 comments:

Ardyth said...

Hey, I am always happy to extend my birthday - it ain't over 'til the last card arrives! lol! And you know I love this graphic beauty! Thanks so much for the birthday wishes and for joining my party at Muse!

Marilyn said...

Hey Bev! Sorry you're in the hurrier and behinder modes. Love your card for Ardyth ... her cards are so wonderful to CASE and full of inspirations. Hope your hubs is feeling better soon. Hugs, Marilyn

~amy~ said...

Love your fantastic card that was inspired by Ardyth's! Lovely tag too! Shat a great shape and love that gold 'celebrate'.

Lynn said...

Ahhh...love your CASE of Ardyth's card. So fabulous! (and I'm late for the date too!)

And your tag...swoon! Love your take on Lindsey's elegant design.

Darnell said...

I'm amazed at how you can create when you are feeling 'behinder,' Bevie, and how you can do so at dark o'clock in the morning!! I love your CASE of Ardyth's happy card and I think your take on Lindsey's elegant tag is perfection! Well done!! I hope things calm down and you get 'aheader' soon! Miss you!! Hugs, Darnell

Dianne Gutchlag said...

great card - really elegant and I love the colours you've chosen for it

lostinpaper said...

Great take on Ardyth's design Bev, loving the strawberry pinkyred (is that patented?) colour, and such an elegant tag design too!! thanks for the share and for the inspiration.

Jane said...

Great CASE of Ardyth's card, love its blocks of colour and overall simplicity. Thanks for playing along with AAA Cards 3rd birthday celebrations.

Brenda said...

Love your CASE card from Ardyth Bev!!! It is such a fabulous one!! I love Ardyth's cards too because they are so fabulous and have CASED one or two myself. lol I'm just a 'behinder' as you are, hopefully we will get back on track here soon. Hope hubby is feeling better soon!!!! Love, love, love your tag Bev! It's so beautiful and elegant!! Hugs, Brenda

Marybeth said...

Beautiful CASE of Ardyth! Simply beautiful birthday card! I agree with what your mother used to say! Early card making seems to work best for me, hope DH is feeling better!
Loving that beautiful tag you created as well, can't go wrong with inspiration from Lindsey! Hugs to you sweet friend!

Lindsey said...

Your card for Ardyth is just perfect. And your tag...just beautiful! Way to use that paper, too! It is truly lovely, and I'm tickled pink that my tag was able to inspire it. :) I hope your DH gets better soon and that life can be a little less hurried.

Nora N. said...

I am in love with your CASE of Ardyth's card. I adore the bright red with the gray!! I also love your take on the tag challenge. What a fabulous way to use the laser cut paper. I have some of this and might have to follow your lead!! Thanks for the inspiration!

cm said...

Your mom's quote speaks to my days as well; hurrier-ing and behinder-ing like you wouldn't believe! Hopefully John will be seeing better days soon; he is so blessed to have you watching over him. Your tribute to Ardyth: oh my! You have such a flair for writing...engaging, delightful, illuminating...and in this case, heart-warming! WE are blessed to have you in our midst! Your card: yep, Ardyth-esque to a 't.' LOVE it. As for your tag: pretty, pretty and pretty! Smiling in dropping by to visit but that comes with a pang of missing! Crazy week this one, but next week maybe a chitty-chat (if you can)...
Hugs, love and misses,
~c

Anita in France said...

Hmmm ... hurrier and behinder, Bev ... I can so relate! Lovely to see you ... and to enjoy this glorious CASE ... love that strawberry pinkyred with the grey ... such a delicious punch of luscious colour! Cool and so stylish! Your tag ... gosh, so delicate and so pretty, with a wonderful touch of glam in the shiny sentiment! Thinking of you, my friend ... and missing you! Big hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Susanne Vargas said...

Love you Mom's saying - it hits the nail on the head and is exactly how I feel almost constantly now. I should frame it and hang it on the wall!
Your CASE of Ardyth's card is perfect and wonderful! The pinkish-red happy really pops! I would have loved to play along but didn't find the time... "So many cards to make, so little time"
Your tag also came out lovely! That swirly paper is gorgeous!

Bobby said...

I've heard that saying many times, Bev, and I'm also behinder. That's why I'm just getting around to commenting on your wonderful birthday card. I love the red with the gray. Your tag is so lovely. I love that scrolly paper. Thanks for sharing it with us at Tag You're It!

Tracey McNeely said...

Bev love your interpretation of Ardyth's card, I think I wrote the book on 'the behinder i get' these days. I am just not getting around to visit all my friends. Also,love your version of Lindsey's tag, so sweet. Thank you for sharing with us at Tag You're It!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the vellum! Thanks for joining us at Tag You're It Challenge.

Megan said...

Fabulous CAS design. Perfectly simple, but not boring!

Coralynn Murray said...

Love the simplicity of your cards! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

Ceal said...

Perfection! Thanks for joining our birthday celebration at AAA Cards!

Anja Curvers said...

Such a great take on Lindsey's tag. Thanks for joining us over at Tag You're It.

Kelly Szafron said...

Lovely Tag! I love the font of the gold sentiment. Thank you for sharing your tag at Tag You're It!