Monday, March 9, 2015

Think Spring! BBTB2 Challenge

Hello crafty friends, it is a busy Monday here. Taking MIL to see the radiologist to get her radiation treatments set up. She will be going everyday for 5 weeks and I will taking her. Hubby has a CAT scan this afternoon as his cancer marker keeps going up, so now doc wants to see what is going on. I don't understand how he can feel so good when the marker is going up. I sure hope that the CAT scan doesn't show the cancer is growing. This journey is still so stressful and now MIL has been added to the mix with her cancer. I swear they are going to put me in the grave. lol Yes, I'm being over dramatic, but it stressful for me.

Anyway on to why we are here for today. It is Monday as you all know that when Monday's roll around it's time for a new challenge over at BBTB2. My sweet friend and BBTB2 leader Susan has issued our challenge this week and she has chosen for us all to use a birdcage on our project. Not really sure how I wanted to go with this challenge at first, but then I got to playing around on the Explore design studio and just came up with my card. I welded a square doily from Mother's Day cartridge onto a square adjusting my sizing to make it the size of an A2 card base and cut it out in pink. I layer chocolate card stock behind the doily. Then I cut a birdcage out that I like, it came from the French Manor cartridge. I layered the birdcage onto a SB oval mat. Then I dressed up the doily and birdcage with punched out flowers using little Studio G punches-love these for when you want some tiny punched shapes. Then I added some liquid pearls to my flowers as well as added a MCT die cut butterfly to the cage. And lastly punched the word window shape from SU to place my sentiment on. My sentiments came from a Cardz TV Stamp set. I also finished off the inside of my card with another SB oval, some more of the punched flowers and my sentiment. 

I hope you will go over to BBTB2 to see what inspiration my DT sisters have for you and then I hope you will cut a Cricut birdcage to put on your project and link up with us. You know we love it when you get crafty with us!

As always, thank you so much for dropping by today. Your visits always mean so much to me and your comments really make my day! Crafty hugs, Brenda



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26 comments:

Stephanie said...

This is so pretty, Brenda. Love the paper, flowers and the birdcage. You
You have a lot to deal with. It's stressful just reading about dealing with 2 cancer patients. Bless you. Hope your hubby gets good news. I will be praying for all of you.

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Brenda!! I love the birdcage!! The background design is so beautiful!! Praying for you, your hubby and MIL. I hope you hubby gets good news and your MIL's treatment goes well. Hugs!!

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Brenda, I just love your birdcage! Looks so real, I mean 3D. And that leafy frame and flowers are so pretty!
Sorry for all that stress, you're going through. Bless you.

Kelly Plamondon said...

Brenda this card is so pretty. I love all those little flowers. It sounds like you have a lot on your plate, but it seems you also have strong faith. There is no way somebody could make this beautiful card and not have faith. I send blessings to you and your family!
-DT Kelly

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Brenda this is so beautiful. I am so glad you can find some time to scrap with all that is going on with Dwayne and your MIL. You deserve some special time. Love you lady!

Brenda in IN said...

What a great spring card. I love the pink and brown together and that tiny bird is so cute. I'm so sorry about your MIL and hubby. I hope there is good news for him.

Sue said...

Gorgeous Brenda! really pretty I love it...it's really stressing when you have people you love being ill I can totally empathise with you lots and lots of huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxxxx

Carol L said...

Wow Brenda, this is so beautifully detailed with those great ferns and flowers!! I love the birdcage with that special spring bird inside, and the butterfly accent looks amazing! Those tiny daisies are so petite and adorable! I love everything about this card! I'm so sorry you have to have cancer strike 2 family members, but they're both blessed to have you looking after them and seeing them through all the treatments, disappointments, and heartbreak! Stay strong and keep smiling! Life is good :)

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous textures Brenda!

Love and hugs
Maarit

jimlynn said...

Oh WOW Brenda! This is a stunning card! So many wonderful details on here and it's just gorgeous! LOVE IT!!!!
Bless you and all that you're going through right now too. Hugs!
Lynn

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card! I love the birdcage and all the pretty flowers. The doily is so pretty and such a pretty backdrop to your flowers and birdcage! I will pray that you have strength to handle the battles of your loved ones. Do take care of yourself, Brenda, my friend. You are an amazing lady.

MaryH said...

Yowsers, you're not being overly dramatic! You are being overly stressed & busy. Here's a big hug - because you need it! Loving this pretty bird card. That background is awesome, so impressive with the pink frills over the neutral background. The black cage was just the right touch of drama to sport that checked butterfly and I'm liking the tiny posies too. I'm definitely thinking spring. Off to see your earlier post, which I evidently missed! You hang in there, kiddo. Hugs & TFS. MM

Karla Yungwirth said...

Brenda, this card is absolutely gorgeous! I love how you welded the shapes together - and the brown and pink is beautiful together. Sorry to hear it's been so stressful. Hugs. Karla

Kellie 0:) said...

Gee brandy you have so much going on in your life. Many big hugs for you.

Your creation here is soon gorgeous. Love it all.
TFS

Veerle said...

Love your birdcage card Brenda especially that gorgeous background. Awesome ! I hope your hubby's scan gave some good news ?? Here's a huge hug for you X X X X X X Love, Veerle

Joann6274 said...

Such a very pretty card!! Love the sweet bird cage.... very vintage looking cage... and gosh I am sorry to hear about hubby's marker going up and about your MIL... prayers are being sent your way my friend!
Hugs,
Jo
xox

Tina Campbell said...

Sweetie twin you need a big Cyber (((((hug)))) wow I would be stressed out too. Prayers for Wayne for some good today from the tests and for you MIL and YOU too! Lovely card and it does make me think of spring love to hear the birds sing this time of the year. Take care my friend
Hugs, Tina

Leslie Germain said...

Hi Brenda! I am sure it is all stressful with both your MIL and hubby! I hope his CAT scan goes well. Keeping you in my prayers. And your card is beautiful. LOVE thinking about Spring with all this snow still on the ground. Love that birdcage and your decorative background!!

Bonnie said...

I love this birdcage and the beautiful, lacy background! The Butterfly and little flowers look like Spring! Prayers for peaceful days ahead!

Sheila H said...

Your background is so delicate. Love the bird in the cage.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful! Love the background!

Judy said...

This card is beautiful. Loving the cuts and colors. Have a great week. :)

Sharon said...

Oh my!! This is just beautiful Brenda!!! I so love how you made the bg!! Looks fabulous. And that birdcage is great. Love all of the little bitty flowers, too. And that butterfly is so very pretty!!! :)

DIANA L. said...

WOW!!! i love this the background is a beautiful frame for your birdcage my twin. Have a blessed day Brenda.
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

Scrapping Girl said...

Holy cow, do you have a lot on your plate! Wishing for strength for you while you are being the rock for your family. Love how this turned out-the background especially is fabulous!!!! The whole thing makes me feel like spring! We are actually having a couple of warm days-it got up to 75 yesterday, so it FEELS like spring. My daffodils are poking some shoots aboveground. I was saying to my daffodils that they should not be fooled-it will no doubt snow again and they will be toast if they decide to come up now….LOL!
:)
Michelle

Anita in France said...

So delicate and pretty, Brenda ... just the perfect breath of sweet spring! Sending warm thoughts and prayers across the pond to you all! Anita :)