Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Hope.......


I've been away on a trip and missing on my blog. Glad to get home but missing my son and his family like crazy. My trip explains why I haven't been to visit your blogs lately or uploaded since my little snowmen. I will remedy that soon. I may have to miss commenting on what I didn't catch while I was away but go from now.

I cased a card that belonged to Cindy aka frenziedstamper on Splitcoasterstampers. She is the new reigning Queen for the Day. Here is her gorgeous card. I would have loved to have used those same colors but needed to change it up a  bit. It's an easy CAS card...just some stamping and sponging.

I did soften my photo a bit. After other tweaking, it was still starker than in real life. Yikes! I didn't like that look so you get the mellow version. It is still so much brighter than in real life. I kind of wish, also, that I had stamped my sentiment in black.

I'm going over to Pixie's Crafty Workshop with my card. Now, that is one fun place to visit. I always leave with a big grin on my face after reading Di's posts. Makes my day! My birdies were made with snippets of white cardstock which I inked in blue. My stamped panel was also from snippets...is that a big snippet? Ha

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is to use a product from their store and name it: My product is Memento 4 Dew Drop Ink Pads-Farmer's Market. I'm using the cantaloupe ink from that set. They are also celebrating STAMPtember with a blog hop.



Recipe:
Stamps-Hero Arts/Design Block-Tree (used only partial stamp), Inspired by Stamping/Big Hope (sentiment)
Paper-PTI white cardstock
Ink-Memento Danube Blue and Cantaloupe, VersaMagic Aegean Blue
Accessories-sponge, Martha Stewart bird punch, EK Success Birds and Holly border punch/to punch out doves

36 comments:

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely card Benzi.
Gr Elly

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Brenda! I love the color combo and the clean layout! Beautiful design!

Bonnie said...

I think we may have CASEd the same card, but I keep getting a Malware warning at SCS so I can't tell for sure! I'll get it posted in a day or so, maybe! Those little birds are so pretty and the sponging is perfect. Love that sentiment too. Glad you had a good visit. It's always sad to have to say goodbye.

Carol L said...

I'm glad you had a nice visit with your family, and we've all missed you as well. Welcome home!
Great card with those bluebirds and yellow accents! So glad to see you on the playground :)

UTs Hobby Time said...

Fabulous CAS card. I like the color combo.

Donna Hanley said...

This is a super pretty card. I think the sentiment looks fine in blue. So glad to hear you had a nice visit with your son and family.

MaryH said...

I checked out your CASed card, and it's lovely. I think your blue, yellow & white is equally so though, and didn't find it 'too bright' at all. Also liked your blue sentiment, but black would have been nice too. It is a cheerful card, and personally, I wouldn't change one thing. Those blue birds just pop & draw the eye further into the viney elements & sunshine on your beautiful card. Glad you are home safely once more, and I understand about resting from traveling, & catching up on chores. TFS & Hugs

Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful card!!!

Pam~ said...

This is right up your alley with those punched doves! I like the colors you used and think the sentiment looks cheerful in blue. This is card will definitely put a smile on someone's face ... love it!

Glad you had a great time with your family! It's always hard to leave them.

scrappymo! said...

I know what you mean about being glad to be home but missing them already.

Lovely card...I like it just the way you created it...the blue ink looks great.

Marisa said...

Love this! Gorgeous touch with the yellow.

JD/ Jill said...

This is just lovely! I like your bluebirds...and sentiment to go with it is just perfect for this card!

The Crafty Laydee said...

Beautiful card-such gorgeous stamping,and I love your layout :)
Nessa xx

Angel 007 said...

Oh wie wunderschön liebe Benzi. Deine Karte ist so Zart in den Farben, das gefällt mir sehr. Du schaffst es immer wieder mit wenigen Mitteln eine wunderschöne Karte zu zaubern.

Ich hoffe Du hast ein paar schöne Tage mit Deinem Sohn verbracht.

Liebe Grüße, Carmen

Basslady said...

a very atmospheric and awesome card, hun!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - obviously being away sparked your creativity! This is gorgeous in every way - colors, details, images, AND PUNCHES! LOVE THIS! Seriously, I think this is my favorite card you have done this year. Beautiful work. Hugz!

Di said...

Hi Benzi

Great to see you back in the Playground, and thank you for your very sweet words.

I love this card E X A C T L Y as it is! The blue sentiment is perfect, and so, so true. A lovely card all round.

Hugs, Di xx

Maria said...

Wow! Gorgeous card! Love the coloring and the adorable little blue birds! Hope you had a wonderful time visiting with family! Take care, hugs!

Julia Aston said...

So pretty in the blue and yellow! Full of cheer!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Welcome back! You treated us with an exceptional gorgeous creation on your return. I love how the yellow looks like the rays of sunshine coming through the tree branches. So pretty. You did a beautiful job on this one.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

NanaConnie said...

Good to have you back, Benzi. Love the sponged background on this and those birds and branches are spectacular! Don't worry about getting around to all the commenting and visits -- just share with us your most recent creativity. :-D

Mary Marsh said...

this is so pretty Benzi and it looks like you have stamped the image on vellum but I didn't read that anywhere-glad you enjoyed the visit with your son and family-precious moments

Cathy said...

Welcome back...I love your card and the sentiment. We have been having electrical work done in my craft room so I am MIA too. I haven't been able to post anything new.

Kathy Bradley said...

Benz,
What a beautiful and elegant card. Glad you had a good time with your family!

Ellen said...

Glad you got to have some time with your son and his family! Gorgeous card Benz! Love the birds and the pretty sponged background!
Have a fabulous weekend!
Hugs,
Ellen

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

This is just LOVELY!

Hugs,
Sarn xxx

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Benzi! A beautiful card with those bright highlights of hope shining through - your sentiment is perfect for the design, and I love that little perched bird bringing dimension to your card. Beautiful! I have pinned you. hugs, de

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Benzi, Cathy x

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, that's such a fabulous shade of blue ... and I like your sentiment! Glad you enjoyed your trip :)

Elizabeth said...

An absolutely stunning card - the sentiment is beautiful. Elizabeth xx

debby4000 said...

Wonderful beautiful card.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

luv
Debby

Joanne (jojot) said...

this is a really stunning card...in sentiment and design....one of your best

Davi said...

Wow is this gorgeous Brenda! I love the soft blues and yellows and the lo of the card is outstanding ;)

Colleen Dietrich said...

I think this is very soft. I like that about it. The IBS sentiment is perfect for the images!

Ajascha said...

Wunderschön und elegant. Die zarten Farben lassen die Karte so leicht wirken, ganz toll.
♥ Grüße, Anja

Angie said...

Stunning!!!! Absolutely gorgeous card! I love the color and the stamping. The little die cut birds such a fun addition. Stunning card!