Saturday, May 24, 2014

Life is Good!

Happy Saturday!  I had a little time to spend in my craft room today.  I have 2 cards to share!  One I made the other day and one I made today.  First up, the one I made today.

I am playing along with this week's Just Us Girls Challenge.  This week is an inspiration challenge.  I was mainly inspired by the colors and the afghan on the couch.  When I saw the afghan I immediately remembered a Lifestyles die I purchased a few years ago and sort of forgot I had.My card base is aqua.  I glued the background die cut to a white piece of card stock to create the afghan look.  I used a strip of green on the side and around the frame image for a few pops of green.  My sentiment uses the flower color.  I finished with a few silver pearls.  I am using this week's Mojo Monday Sketch.   I am using Verve's Stronger Love and On Occasion stamp sets along with Verve's Cut Above Occasion Frame and Banner Bundle die set.

I wanted to make a fun whimsical card.  I made this card this week, but did not have a chance to finish it.  I am playing along with this week's VLV Sketch Challenge.  Sarah is hosting this fun sketch.


 I am playing along with this week's Color Throwdown Challenge.  I combined several Verve stamps for this card.  I used Bountiful Background  for the aqua background.  I stamped the dot/stripe background vertical and horizontal in a tonal ink to create a grid look background.  Next, I stamped one of the script backgrounds from Text Object in a tonal color to create some more depth and dimension on the green panel.  I finished with the focal image.   I stamped the polka dotted image from Bountiful Background onto vellum for the fishtail flag coming out from below the oval. I used Verve's  Banner Bundle die set.  I then die cut Verve's Classy Label die and stamped with coordinating frame in Love Notes.  I stamped the sentiment from PJ Life Is Good.I finished the card with some Verve's Pastel Sequin Mix. 
As always thanks so much for stopping by!



  1. Fabulous times two, Betty. Love your take on the insp. photo/Mojo sketch card (thanks for playing along with us at JUGS too!) and a great second card using the sketch and colours. Nice to see you have more time to craft now - enjoying all your wonderful posts :)

  2. Awesome couple of cards! You sure have adapted a new CAS look -- always so impressed by stampers that can do that! Love that fun bg on your JUGS card! Thanks for joining in with JUGS Betty!

  3. Love both of these cards Betty! Love the background on your first card! Thanks for playing along with us over at Just Us Girls...hope to see more of your talent!

  4. Both cards are really pretty! Love the graphic background on the first. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  5. Betty...both of your cards are fabulous and your background on the first one is amazing and I love it in black. And the colors on the second card, so fun.

  6. Both of your cards are fantastic! I love how you were inspired by the inspiration photo. That background is so cool and a perfect adaptation of that afghan. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  7. Very pretty cards Betty. Love the black die-cut background on the first one... the layers are fabulous on the second... and the colors look great! Sweet embellishments! Thank you for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown.


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