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Saturday, March 7, 2009

I've been MIA



Hi everyone!! I have been a real blog slacker this week....my DH had a little surgery on Wednesday so I have been playing nurse...2 dressing changes a day. Since we have to pack his wound, we bought a water pick to clean it out...works great!!! He is doing wonderfully.....he even did a little *running the sweeper* therapy this morning!!! Just what the doctor ordered!!! Anyway.... I have 3 cards for you today.

The Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoast today is an awesome site called Spunky Sprouts. When I saw the brown and white polka dot bibs, I knew I wanted to use the new Basic Grey Porcelain dp.




The New Clear Dollar Stamps Ageless Antiques image and sentiment were stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa, the image was colored with a peachy pink copic marker, and paper pieced with the Porcelain dp. The outside of the image was outlined with a pale green copic. The sentiment was punched out and attached with glue dots. I did a little zig zag sewing around the edges of the background layers and used Chocolate Chip and Mellow Moss card stock. A ribbon and pearls from Stamper's Dream finish it off.



The Limited Supply Challenge Friday on Splitcoast was to make a card in less that 30 minutes...yikes!!! You know I am the world's slowest stamper so this was a real hard challenge for me!! It takes me 30 minutes just to tie a bow!!! The Penny Black image was stamped with Basic Gray onto a piece of scrap dp. The See D's sentiment was also stamped with Basic Gray and I used a piece of Basic Grey's Scarlet Letter dp for the background and layered it on Pink Pirouette and black card stock. Pink flowers, black pearls, and black satin ribbon are the finishing touches. Tadaa...30 minutes to the second!!!





This is the card I did for the Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast Wednesday. I was in a real Spring mood so I used the beautiful pastel colors from Basic Grey's Lilykate and the Clear Dollar Stamps March Flower of the Month Daffodil set!!. This was also for Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simple #76 challenge. Sharon, like many of you, have been suffering from cabin fever and her challenge last week was to bring some sign of Spring to those who are cooped up in the house waiting for warmer weather. The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with copics. The script stamp in the set was stamped on the yellow background paper with Going Gray. I used Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery, and Prism Yellow card stock and the ribbon, flower, and Candy Dot from Taylored Expressions finish it off.










The close up shows the sweet Daffodil image...can't get much springer ( is that a word??) than that!!
Thanks for visiting today and I hope you have a great weekend!!!

18 comments:

Jackie said...

Fabulous cards as always Joan! Each one is absolutely beautiful...tfs!!!

Anne said...

I love the antique sofa!! Girl you are rockin today!! You even broke out the sewing machine for that one!!. I love the birds in your LS card, love that you didn't even try to color them, it looks fantastic!! I must remember that, it's awesome!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Wow! You've been busy! Love the antique chairs...so classy!! Love the daffodil card is so beautifully colored and fantastic with those papers. Love the pink/black/white too! The birds are stunning!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

They are all wonderful Joan! You ahve been busy. Glad your DH is doing okay and you are such a good *nurse* for him. :0)

broni (waterchild12) said...

Dang, woman! These are gorgeous! Love the fresh colors of the daffodils card, your 30 minute card is unbelievably cool, and I love how you paper pieced that sofa! Outlining it with the green was brilliant!

Norine said...

love them all so different and so pretty Love how you did the sofa very cool
Hope your DH gets better soon
Hugs
Norine

Monique H said...

Your cards are spectacular. Love the paper pieced Ageless Antique sofa! And, your daffodil card is just lovely with the blues and yellows ..

Barb said...

All these cards are so elegant! The settee is beautiful and the daffodils always cheer me up! I hope your DH is doing well.

Katie Renz said...

Hiya Joan,

The wait was definitely worth it! All 3 cards are gorgeous, but I gotta love the sofa. I love that set and I love what you did with it!

Lisa Foster said...

These are all so wonderful, Joan! The last one is my all time fave...love those colors...it's like pure sunshine on paper! Fantastic!

Rose Ann said...

All of your cards are beautiful, Joan!! I love the pretty papers and antique sofa on the first card. Your birds look very elegant and so lovely with that paper!! Your daffodils are so very beautiful as well!!

I hope your DH is recovering well!!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Wonderful cards Joan, each is so different and lovely in it's own way.
Glad to hear your husband is on the mend. I know you are taking good care of him.

Candyf said...

Love all your coloring on the cards. The paper piecing on the sofa image is just perfect.

Dawn Easton said...

Hope your husband continues to recover Joan!

Love your cards girl...that paper pieced couch looks so cool!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER girl!! You always have some really gorgeous creations!! Just love them ALL!! TFS! :)

JulieA said...

Wow! Love that couch with the DP on it. That's terrific! And those daffodils look sooooooooooo lovely with that Tea Party DP...sigh...Simply gorgeous!

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Shirley said...

I love Flourishes stamps and you just make them more elegant. Wonderful!