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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Birthdays, Birthdays everywhere!!!




When you have a family as large as ours....5 kids, 4 married with 11 grandkids, parents, brothers and sisters and their families....lots of birthday cards are needed!! I keep telling my DH how much money I am saving him by making the cards.....I just leave out the part about all the *stuff* I buy to make the cards!!! At least I'm not hanging out at the local bar drinking and dancing with strange men....right!!! See, stampers can always justify all the stuff we buy for our addictions!!! Anyway....

The color challenge colors on Splitcoast today are Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red, and More Mustard. When I read what the colors were this morning, I knew right away what stamp I wanted to use!! The Double Dog Dare Challenge for last week (I'm just a little behind!!) was to make a funny card.







I had set out this Inkadinkado image but couldn't seem to find the time...well today's the day and the challenge colors are perfect. The image was stamped twice...both were colored with Kiwi Kiss, one was bugged to add the texture, and attached over the other image with dimensionals. I wasn't going to add the flourish but I smudged the black ink so I needed a little camouflage. The edges of the image layer and the sentiment were sponged with More Mustard and speckles were added with the Itty Bitty Background stamp. Basic Grey Eva Buttons, Kiwi Kiss ribbon, and the Basic Grey Gypsy dp finish it off. You can find the other DDC cards here. If you want to play along, just make a funny card and upload using the key words DDC. Anyone can play and there is no time limit.





This is the card I made for the Featured Stamper challenge Sunday on Splitcoast.
The Featured Stamper was Julie (juliemlacey) and what a fabulous gallery....I love all the awesome layouts and use of color!!! I just fell in love with the Thanks a Hoot card....I kept the wonderful layout but changed the theme, colors, papers, stamps, and added the blue pearls in the corners. The Birthday Wishes images by Clear Dollar Stamps were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black. The cupcakes were colored with copics, cutout, and attached with dimensionals. The paper is called Rustic Charm by KaiserCraft from Stamper's Dream and the ribbon is from Papertey Ink.









The closeup shows the wonderful Clear Dollar Stamps....gotta love those cupcakes!!!
Thanks for visiting today and I hope you have a great day!!!

14 comments:

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh Joan!! These are so very sweet!! Just love the texture of the silly lizard above and the cupcakes are so very yummy looking!! Love your colors and layout!! :) TFS!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

LOL Oh Joan I am not sure what made me giggle more the lizard in the card (very cute by the way) or the fact of how you justified your stamping to DH. I agree atleast you aren't out at the bars. bawhahah.. So funny! Love the cupcakes on the birthday card too.

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Joan....both are fantastic, but the lizard, frog....what is it? LOL!!!! He is funny!!! Great colors and love the touches of buttons!!!

Gosh...I wish I could sell bottles of smudge be gone...I'd be rich!!!! I do it all the time. Great camoflage!!!

Rose Ann said...

Both are so cute, Joan...but that first really made me smile!! Love the texture you've given that little guy!! Wonderful cards!!

Christi said...

OMG your cards are fantastic!!

Susan (rainy) said...

Your cards are fabulous, Joan! I know what you mean, too, about always needing birthday cards.. big family here, too. Isn't it wonderful! I feel so blessed that I need so many!! lol

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Definitely sounds like you're in constant need of birthday cards. I'll bet family gatherings are crazy loud and so much fun!

Both cards are awesome, girl. Love 'em!

ChristineCreations said...

Well your lizard is just as adorable .... and I love the colors on the cupcakes...so fun and warm!

Courtney said...

I'm lovin' the lizard. The CB background makes him look so scaley! And those cupcakes are great... I love the color combo!

Jackie said...

Your cards are gorgeous as always Joan! I like the colors and layout on both...tfs!!

broni (waterchild12) said...

These are just too cute!! LOVE that lizard (gecko?) and those cute petite cupcakes! You always use the coolest layouts. You need to start drawing some out for us!!

Anne said...

Girl you were going to town with those challenges today!! I have that same lizard, he's hilarious! I love what you did with him! You're right, perfect colors for it today!! I love the buttons there at the bottom too, just the perfect touch! The cupcake card is adorable too! You have the best stamps GF!! I'm loving the color combo you used!

Jerri Kay said...

ITA!!! LOL . . . what's in a number anyway!

Stamp and Smile said...

Your first card just made me laugh... Fun colors and the words are PERFECT for a birthday! Sorry I havn't popped in more the past 3 weeks. I have been working more hours and no time to surf... :( But now this week should level off... I'm be checkn' in more Joan!!! :)