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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Today's Inspiration Challenge, Friday's Limited Supply Challenge, and the Weekly Double Dare Challenge

Hello everyone!! I hope you are having a great weekend!!! My DH went to a fishing tournament today so I am forced to stay home and stamp....yeaaaaaa!!!

The Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoast today is to find inspiration from Lang Calendars. I chose to case this Scripture calendar picture. The two things that really caught my eye were the color combo and the beautiful Scripture. Last week my DD Holly (hbrown) brought back some stamps she had borrowed and gave me some samples of what she had been working on. This top note with the Echoes of Kindness images was one of them. I used her top note today and glammed it up a bit with some ribbon, felt butterfly, prima, and felt button from Taylored Expressions (I just love Taylor's store!!!). Boy was that easy!! I could get real used to this...I wonder what else she has in her stash (insert evil grin!!)









The close up shows the wonderfully inspirational sentiment. Holly sure did a fabulous job of stamping that top note.....she has such an eye for design!!! Do I sound like a proud Mama???





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Friday's Limited Supply Challenge and the Weekly Double Dare Challenge





I made this card yesterday for the LSC 204 Challenge on Splitcoast. The challenge was to use a black card base so that we have a very bold, black expanse.
I also combined this challenge with the Double Dare Challenge hosted this week by Michelle (sf9erfan) to case a card from the old SU catty and change at least to things...one last look at the old one before we place it on the shelf. I decided to case the Christmas card on page 39. I kept the same layout but changed the theme, colors, papers, and stamps. The Rubbernecker Stamp Oasis Hearts and sentiment were stamped on Regal Rose cs with Craft Black and embossed with clear ep. The dp is from Glitz Design and the velvet crinkle ribbon came from a booth at the Canton, Tx Trade Days.




The Double Dare girls would like to invite you to join along in our weekly challenges! Just create a card or project using the Double Dare challenge instructions listed above and post it in your SCS gallery. Please be sure to use the keyword DDC when you post so we can all find your card. There is no time limit for posting your card and a new challenge is issued each Tuesday. You can find the other DDC cards here. So come along and join in with us!! We can't wait to see what you create!
Have a wonderful day and Happy Saturday Stamping!!

16 comments:

Holly said...

Wow, great job recycling my cast-offs, Mom!!!!!!! Whoo hoo! That card is gorgeous! Love the frayed ribbon at the top and the flower/button at the bottom. The black paper behind is perfect!

jacque4u2c said...

You are so lucky! I wished my husband fished - he golfs - but not in this cold (shucks!) - Enjoy your day~can't wait to see your gorgeous creations! These you listed are so breath taking!

Lisa Foster said...

My goodness Joan...you really did an awesome job on these challenges!!! Wow! Love both of these cards!
Have a super great weekend and enjoy your day stamping!!! :)

Christi said...

Wow Joan!! You are blowing me away today!! Both of your cards are fantastic!!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Wow, more lovely cards, Joan. Sounds like you are having a fun day stamping with no interruptions!

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous cards!!! Love the pinks! That felt butterfly is an awesome embellie!!!

Have a wonderful weekend Joan!

broni (waterchild12) said...

These are both fantastic, Joan! Yes, Holly has an eye for a beautiful design! Bet I know where she got it!!! The colors and designs on both of these cards are so elegant and wonderful!

Candy said...

Both are gorgeous Joan!!

Rose Ann said...

Both are beautiful, Joan!! I especially love the hearts with the pearls!!

Anne said...

What a wonderful way to use the new stampset on the Top Note...gorgeous! You two make a great team!! That's so cool how you frayed the ribbon!

Anne said...

Gorgeous card, love the colors! And there you go with those darling half back pearls, love this!! But you know, I did get some for myself at the Stamp Show earlier this month and I also picked up a stamp a lot like that heart. hmmmm. May be casing your catty case GF!! Thanks for the inspiration!! And where is the card with that cute stamp you picked up from Judikins...waiting...did I miss it?? :)

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Love those hearts with the pearls!! Gorgeous!!
hugs, Jami

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

So very gorgeous!! Those pearls makes it look stunning indeed!! :)

Shirley said...

Both cards are bautiful and the way you did your ribbons on each card are just so unique and add such sophistocation to both!

Danita said...

Joan, I am just loving your pinks/black & white cards!!! Both of these are sooooooo awesome!! I love the use of as Holly puts it (her castoffs!!!). You sure made it look anything close to a castoff!!! I love the pearls on the bottom card too!!!Great job with both of these challenges!!!

Stamp and Smile said...

More eye candy! WOW'za!! I love them both and the TOP Note is TOP Notch.... I just love that die. Plus the embellies are so adorable. (I enjoy flowers and hearts! O' and 1/2 pearls!) Smiles... :)