Friday, June 30, 2017

Life Is Good

In spite of all the troubles, both big and small, life is still good. DH is having a rough couple of days right now, but with God's help, we'll weather it just fine. Before he got up this morning, I made a couple of fairly quick cards. The first one will go into the 2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop as my second entry. As part of a goodie package, Helen Gullett sent a few panels and I waited until now to use this one:


My Coffee Card:


So I grabbed my Copics and like a second grader, I colored to my heart's content. The sentiment is from a Studio Calico set, and all I did was to add a black panel behind it and toss a couple-three minty sequins. EZPZ. Thanks, Helen!

Next up is a card for a somewhat new-to-me challenge, Sunday Stamps. This color palette is right up my alley, and I wanted to get a card made and play along. See what you think...


Mine uses the pinks, green, and yellow:


The stamps are all Altenew, from two different sets, and while those funky blooms have leaves and stems in the set, I chose to let them float. And though you can't tell from my poor-at-best photography skills, the flowers are actually two, albeit only slightly, different pinks. *sigh* Still, I like how this came out. And since I have to pop in and check on the DH, I will wish you all a wonderful weekend, and for those in the US, a blessed 4th of July. As always...


23 comments:

Shelly said...

These are beautiful, Bev!
Wish you and your husband sunny days ahead and enjoy your 4th!
Hugs

Hetty said...

Both cards are beautiful.

Barb said...

Two lovely cards Bev. I especially like the first. Wishing your brighter days ahead. Barbxx

Heidi Baks said...

Awww, what a happy card your second one is! I love the popped up sentiment front and center on the card. Thank you for joining Sunday Stamps this week.

Becca Cruger said...

Coloring to your heart's content is absolutely divine, huh? I'm glad you got a little relaxation time. Both these designs are so summery and lovely! Thanks for linking up to the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!

The Altered Paper said...

Both cards are beautiful! I love the life is good sentiment!

Ann said...

Great take on the color palette.

Claire Broadwater said...

Yes, Life Is Good! So happy you found time to join us at Sunday Stamps! Love the way you used our colors and the sentiment is perfect! Such a happy card! XX

Nora N. said...

What yummy cards!! I adore the "life is good" card with those fun colors you used. I am not a coffee drinker but anything in a mug with a good book is an awesome day for me!! Your second card is scrumptious!! I LOVE the fun images you used!! Great design!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful cards and love the coffee and books one.

Judy1223 said...

Hi, Bev! Sorry to hear your husband has had some rough days...keeping you both in my prayers. I'm glad you could steal some time away to make your cards, they are both fabulous! Love that coffee card, nothing better than coffee and books. Yes, life is good! I also adore your second card, the colors are so happy and cheerful! Take good care and Happy July 4th!

Sylvia said...

Bev, Books and a hot beverage always go well together. Sylvia D.

Marilyn said...

Bev, wish you and your hubs well and hope you have a pleasant 4th. Glad you found a little time to be creative. Thx for the info on the 'new to me also' Sunday challenge ... the colors are some of my favorite and your card captured them well. Just love the design of the flowers. Hugs!

MakeYourLifeColourful said...

Lovely CAS coffee card, great design!

Darnell said...

Life IS good and we definitely need to enjoy the little things! You know I love these sediments and how you have made them shine, Bevie! Great makes! I'm sorry DH has had a couple of rough days. I've had a bit of a setback here, but hopefully we can find some time to talk soon! Hope you manage to have a Happy 4th and pray that your hubs is better for the holiday!! Hugs and love, Darnell

Monika Reeck said...

Clever coloring the Mug
love the first card Bev
and the second one wooooww
I am in love
simply but adorable..
Great using the color combo
many thanks to joining with us at Sunday Stamps this time Bev
big hugs from Germany

Monika

PS: so happy if you visiting my Coffee card too
I made 6 ...you can visit one or two or three up to you hehe LOL

~amy~ said...

Bev, these are both wonderful. Love the minty raspberry color combo!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Love the gorgeous color of the mug & books together on the sweet coffee card.

Fiki said...

its so very nice!

Kylie said...

Hugs! Yay for colouring and yay for making such super cute cards. Just love them both. :)

Lisa said...

Love both of these! Sweet!

Anita in France said...

Ah, Bev ... coffee and a pile of good books ... yep, life is good ... and your card is so fun! I love how you've used that gorgeous colour palette ... those contemporary blooms with the spotty in-betweens are fabulous ... and that sentiment is brilliant ... so true! Thinking of you and John ... and keeping you close in prayer, my sweet friend! Big hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Bobby said...

Life is indeed good, Bev, and so are your cards. I love the stack of books colored in what looks like an antique-y color, and the blooms need no leaves at all. We must all remember to enjoy the little things.