Monday, February 16, 2015

Happy Mother's Day?!!-BBTB2 Challenge

Hello my crafty friends, I hope where you are you are warm!!! It's cold here and I know it's cold in a lot of places. With the wind chill added in, we have been -20. That's cold baby! I feel like we live in Alaska! lol I hope everyone had a fabulous Valentine this past weekend. Hubby and I enjoyed the gift the chemo center gave us and that was to stay at the Wyndham Hotel in Gettysburg, dinner for two and movie tickets. We walked up to the movie house and watched out movie. Then when we came out of the theater it was snowing like crazy, so back to the hotel we walk with the snow blowing in our faces. We looked like snowman by the time we got back to the hotel, but dummy me didn't think to take a picture. We just looked at each other and laughed. Then we shook off the snow and went up to our room to dry off and for me to dry my hair. I'm so glad we didn't have far to walk! Then we had a delicious meal in the hotel restaurant which was call 1863. They had period food, but we stuck with surf and turf. Very good, also had a crab cake for an appetizer that had some kind of slaw under it. I enjoyed it, hubby didn't care for the slaw stuff. For dessert we shared a peanut butter pie with homemade toasted marshmallow. I shouldn't  say we cause I ate it because hubby didn't care for that either. lol Yes, he is a little picky. We enjoyed our little vacation, which we both needed. But then come morning we were ready to get back home to our own stuff and bed. It was just to cold to do anything else and we don't ski to go to the ski resorts that are close by. We went a whole 10 miles away from home. lol I hope you all had a special time this past weekend!

Well today is Monday and that means it is time for a new challenge over at BBTB2. My sweet and talented design team friend Caroline has chosen the theme of "shaped cards". How easy is that?! So I used my Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge and cut the bird cage card out of a bronzy or copper colored metallic paper. For the inside I use white and backed it with black for the bird. I may go back and do some light inking on the inside. I haven't really decided just yet. I added a flower and butterfly die from My Creative Time. I used the Martha Steward branch punch for my greenery, which looking at it I think I will add a little more to balance out the left side of the flower with the right side better. I added some string pearl trim and stamped my sentiment on the inside using the CTMH stamps that came with my Artfully Sent bundle. On the inside I placed some MS punched branches with a flower button that has a liquid pearl on it. And that's it folks. A very easy and fairly quick shaped card that I think is pretty. This card will be for my MIL so it will be hand delivered and not mail. So now it is your turn, let's see those shaped cards everyone. Just make sure to use your Cricut and then link up with us over at BBTB2.

I want to thank you for taking time out of your day to visit my blog. You visits always bring excitement for me cause I love when you come to visit! Your comments always make me smile and I know how blessed I am to have such wonderful followers....not really followers but friends. That's what you are to me!! Crafty hugs, Brenda





30 comments:

Vickie said...

I love it. I don't have this cart yet. I saw where I said yet? Any way I love the way you used the MS branch punch. Never thought of using on other things besides Christmas cards.

BTW Glad that you and Dwayne had a romantic get away.

Stephanie said...

What a special card, Brenda. It's gorgeous. Love the paper for the cage, perfect with the black bird. The flowers are so pretty, love the paper you used. All your extras make it perfect.
So glad your weekend was fun. But it's always nice to get home, isn't it. (my hubby's picky, too - and he doesn't eat cheese)

Brenda in IN said...

I'm so glad you had a fun time. The dinner sounds delish and lots of it. Hope you both enjoyed the movie too. The cold is extreme in so many places. I hope you haven't had all of the snow the northeast is getting. Your card today is so pretty. I love the birdcage and how you decorated it with pearls, flowers and butterfly. I wanted to thank you for the shout out to me about the blog candy. Thanks so much.

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Gorgeous card, Brenda! Love all the details and beautiful sentiment inside!

Kelly Plamondon said...

What a nice getaway for your hubby and you! This card is so feminine and elegant. I have liquid pearls and have not used them yet. It is time. Thank you for your inspiration.

jimlynn said...

Brenda, I think it's great without any inking on the inside! love the bird and cage and it makes such a beautiful card. Your mother in law will love it too.
So glad y'all got to go this weekend - snow or not! Know it was nice to get away for a day.
Lynn

cm said...

Your Valentine get-away sounds simply divine, Brenda! Even though you were only 10 miles away and the weather was cold, you were transported much farther in your hearts! The room, the meal, the movie: they all sound so fabulous (peanut butter pie...yum!). Speaking of fabulous: your bird-cage shaped card! The strings of pearls and the MCT flowers and butterly...GORGEOUS! Pretty and perfect just as it is, my friend! Stunning!
Hugs~c

DIANA L. said...

This is really pretty Brenda !! I love this cut !!Wasn't this a fun one to do? I made this one for my sisters B-Day Thank you for the inspiration- Sorry I missed your challenge last week I was just too sick Have a blessed day
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous shaped card this is, Brenda!! I love the birdcage!! So creative and beautiful!! I'm glad you had a wonderful time with your hubby!! Dinner sounded yummy...I love crab cakes!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Scrapping Girl said...

Sounds like a fun little get-away-even 10 miles from home can feel like you've been away, especially when you don't have to cook!!!! I'm all about that anytime! Love all the beautiful embellishments on the front of your birdcage-just gorgeous! Hope you have a great week with not too much snow….we got a bunch last night and I am just ready to be DONE with snow, lol!
:)
Michelle

Sharon said...

So glad ya'll got to get away even if it was just miles from home.
I'm so loving your card. The birdcage shape is great. Love the bird, butterfly, greenery, pearls and that pretty flower.
I'm glad we don't have snow although they say our wet roads will most likely ice over tonight. Hoping they will be thawed by the time I head to work right after lunch! :)

Carol L said...

Oh my gosh Brenda, this is one beautiful card! I love the pearls and flower accent, but the bird cage shape won me over! Very pretty!
Your Valentine weekend sounded wonderful! Sometimes being together and having quiet time with no interruptions is a special kind of love all by itself! The walk in the snow sounds wonderful - probably because it's a brief walk! Now if you were in Boston, I'd consider that weekend a nightmare! LOL

Caroline said...

I always enjoy visiting your blog and hearing about what goes on in your life. I love your bidcage card. Your flower and branches are so pretty. Love the pearls, too. You did an awesome job on your card!

Tina Campbell said...

Beautiful card Brenda :) Just love that string of pearls along the bottom too
Hugs to you stay warm
Tina

moknowsall said...

what a lovely card this week. i just picture that bird singing and wishing for spring. love the embellishments. Glad you had a little getaway - it's needed once in a while. Have a great week

maureen

Pam MacKay said...

Very cool shape card!! I just love your little cage with the bird inside! Super cute and so perfect for Mother's Day!

Loll said...

Sounds like you had a lovely Valentine's. So nice to have a little get away and out for dinner. Also good to have some laughs.

Love your birdcage card. So sweet for Mother's day. Loll xx

Joann6274 said...

So glad to hear about your trip and how much fun you and hubby had.... it's always nice to get out of the house even for a day.... glad you both had a good time... your card is so pretty!!! I love all the detail... so gorgeous! And yes it's cold here too.... we are at -17 right now with about 6 inches of snow on the ground and about another 4 or 5 inches to go. I'm enjoying it!
Hugs,
Jo
xox

Happy Dance said...

Sounds like the perfect Valentine's getaway! DH and I watched college hoops and had popcorn, lol! Just another day in paradise... My mom would have loved this card you made. It brought her to mind at first glance. The pearls make it so elegant, and your flower and butterfly touches are so pretty. This is just delightful! Hope you have a great week! Bev

Carole Beath said...

Brenda, this is a wonderful card. I love the total design. Great stuff, girl.
Hugs
Carole

Leslie Germain said...

What a beautiful Mother's day card!!! Love the birdhouse shape!! So glad you and the hubby had a fun getaway!! We loved Gettysburg when we visited this past summer (I think you may already know that).

Sue said...

What a fabulous card Brenda! love the birdcage shape. So happy you and hubby had a nice break..lots of huggles Sue xxx

MaryH said...

A wonderful shaped card, and I think your flower looks finely balanced as you have it. Great use of the MS punch to make your pretty bouquet. Very lovely on the birdcage, and that coppery paper made a great look to the cage. Love the way you've tucked the bird in his little mansion. Inside is just as pretty and the tiny button & pearl and greenery dressed up this sweet M'day card very nicely. Well done!! TFS & Big Hugs. MM

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Oooh! Your mother is going to LOVE this card Brenda! So clever! Hazel xx

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful birdcage, Brenda! A gorgeous Mother's Day card! Sounds like you and your DH had a very romantic Valentine's day! Glad you could get away. Always nice to come back home though. I agree with that!

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

This is so beautiful!!

Anita in France said...

Elegant and so very pretty, Brenda ... your MIL's sure to love it! Sounds as though your weekend was a super special one ... so romantic ... even in the snow! Hugs, Anita :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm glad you and your hubs had a wonderful little get-away, Brenda, in spite of the snow and the frigid temperature! You deserved a night away!

Your card shaped like a bird cage is totally cool! Your MIL will cherish it, I'm sure and look at you, being so prepared! (I'd forget I made one, lol!) Enjoy your Sunday and I hope it warms up soon!! Hugs, Auntie Darnell

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

I'm glad to hear that you had a great stay away, it was well deserved even though the weather seemed to play up a bit.

The card is so pretty!

Love and hugs
Maarit

scrapqueen141 said...

Absolutely beautiful!!