Saturday, September 2, 2017

Nothing Like Early Saturday Mornings...

There's nothing like an early Saturday (and being retired, everyday is pretty much Saturday) morning to get up and craft! I was up with the sunrise, and after a cup of coffee to get the brain cells moving, I decided to craft a bit. I'll get to the cleaning in a while, but it was lovely to see the inspiration out there and to just get to it! I've got two cards for two challenges each.

The first card will head off to Time Out, where we are to CASE this amazing card by Bev Brown from Uniko, and the Anything Goes at SSS Wednesday Challenge


I went with a squeency bit more white space, but the idea is there as you'll see:


I cut slender strips of scraps in the colors that Bev used, and used a couple of Uniko images linked together to make my floral swag. The sentiment is from PTI. EZPZ lemon squeezy.

The second card will head off to play at CASology with the cue card "square," and at CAS on Friday where it's One Layer Wonder. I love how this one turned out!

 

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Perfect for a Fall birthday, and this will work as a more masculine card, which I'm lacking in right now. They're all SSS stamps. I used a plethora (fun word) of pigment inks; from Avery Elle, Mama Elephant, and Fresh Ink. I made a mask and just stamped inside the square. Geri G. had the leaves set at our last Lake House adventure, and as soon as I got home, I ordered it! Thanks, Geri!! And since I've a few chores to do, and since DH is safely ensconced, I'd better get moving. Have a lovely weekend, and as always...


20 comments:

lostinpaper said...

Love your take on the rainbow design, you've managed to take all of the great elements and truly make the card your own, and the boxed fall leaves, totally uber clever Bev!

Anita in France said...

Those are fabulous leaves, Bev ... in the most gorgeous autumnal colours ... and all so well behaved in that perfect little square! Don't recall these last year in Geri's stash ... must've missed them among the one or two other goodies (and folks!) that were there ... sigh!!! LOVE your crisp, fresh CAS floral swag (one of my fave Uniko images!) ... those slender rainbow strips are so delicious with it ... a wonderfully balanced design! Always delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out, mon amie! LH ... sigh ... missing you ... and sending big hugs & bisous across the miles, Anita :)

Lynn said...

I'm so with you. Love quiet mornings to tuck away in the craft room. Perfect in every way. Your case of Bev is fantastic - I love seeing you at Time Out! And of course...the leaves...you know how much I love all stamped cards. Gorgeous!

Zw@@n said...

oh my, your cards are gorgeous. Pretty colours. Thanks for joining us at CAS on Friday. Luv, Wilma

Patti said...

I love both of your cards Bev and I really mean that but I am reeeeally wowed by your first card and your take on Bev's card! Well done my friend! : )

(((Hugs)))
Patti

Darnell said...

Beautiful cards, Bevie! I love your understated and unique take on the Other Bev's full-on rainbow! Mwah!! And your square of beautifully-colored autumn leaves is perfection!! Miss you loads! Hugs, Darnell

Judy1223 said...

Bev, so glad to see your pretty creations! I love your clean interpretation of the Uniko challenge, so pretty! Your CASology card is fantastic, I adore the masked off square of leaves in such gorgeous colors! Sigh! Prettty sentiment (and color), too! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

sandie said...

What a great take on Bev's card. Such an original idea to use more white space and link it with the rainbow strips. I love it. Also wonderful Autumn colours and fab masking. Great to see you at Time Out

Jen W. said...

Bev, these are both absolutely gorgeous! Your first card is such a brilliant take on Bev's card - I love love love the tiny rainbow strips at the bottom. So awesome!
I can see why you ordered those leaf stamps so quickly - they're so pretty - delicate and details. It's a beautiful CAS card. Big hugs!

Christine Alexander said...

both cards are so pretty but those leaves and exquisite. i love the white frame with all those fall colours :)

Nora N. said...

WOW!! I LOVE all the white space on your card!! It looks SO COOL with the black and white images and the bit of color at the bottom. So cool!! I also LOVE your square card. Your masking is awesome!!

Rachel Bergfeld said...

These are all so gorgeous, but I especially love your CASology entry. Those leaves are absolutely beautiful! Thanks for playing along this week!

Susanne Vargas said...

Love your creative take on (the other Bev's) striped card! That is a winner in my book! And your leafy square is also amazing! You were in top form that Saturday morning! Yay!

Darnell said...

Popping back to congratulate you on the well-deserved shoutout from CASology, Bevie!! Whoop!! Miss you! Hugs, Darnell

Tracey McNeely said...

Two fabulous cards Bev, I adore your Time Out case--gorgeous!!

Bobby said...

Way to CAS-ify Bev's card. Making the colored stripes at the bottom was a terrific idea and I think that image is a favorite of many. ;) The leaves stamped in the square is marvelous and the colors so perfect. I'd say early Saturday mornings are you best creative time, Bev.

Kylie said...

I am not as eloquent as I would like but man, Bev, your cards are so beautiful. You always inspire me!

Jill Vickers said...

I just love your take on Bev's CASE card - those skinny stripes across the bottom of the card add the perfect pop of colour and really allow your pretty stamped image to shine! Thanks so much for playing along with us at TIME OUT! Jill

Jenny Colacicco said...

Bev this totally rocks. I love the pop of rainbow as a strip across the bottom. Super clever. Thanks so much for joining us at Time Out Challenge! Jenny x

Virginia Lu said...

Love how your brain works, Bev! BEAUTIFUL--all of them!