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Monday, March 9, 2009

Mom's Birthday Card and My 4 Challenge Card!!


Hello everyone!! I had a great day today....this morning I went shopping for flowers and plants with my parents and then Dad took us out for lunch. Then this afternoon I went shopping for some new clothes...there's nothing like being in front of a huge mirror in your underwear to inspire one to go on a diet...yikes!!! Where do the rolls come from!!!???!!! Anyway....I spent the best part of the afternoon in the craft room playing with some new goodies that came in the mail last week.


I bought this adorable Saturday Evening Post image by Cornish Heritage Farm's from Ellen Hudson, LLC. I didn't have anything in particualr planned for this...I had a scrap piece of light teal dp on the counter so I inked up the stamp with Archival Jet Black, stamped the image on the dp, and embossed it with clear ep. The image was layered with black, the background designer paper is from My Minds Eye from Stamper's Dream, and the card base is Prism Paper from Rubbernecker Stamps.






The sentiment is from Stampabilities and pearls and twill from Taylored Expressions finish it off.


This is my Mother's birthday card......she was a piano teacher for over 30 years so I know she is going to love this...her 89th birthday is in April.








My 4 Challenge Card!!





This is the card I made yesterday for the Featured Stamper's Challenge on Splitcoast. The Features Stamper was Judy (StampingQueenJAR)....such a fabulous gallery and a spectacular talent!!! I just love every card in Judy's awesome gallery!!! I finally settled on this adorable card called Be Mine....I kept the same layout but chaged the colors, stamps, added the ribbon (because I smudged the edge of the image...arrrrr!!) and the seeds. Yes, you read correctly...I added celery seeds to the flower center with Crystal Effects so this card would qualify for the DDC challenge this week hosted by Joanne (sleepyinseattle) to make a Springy card with seeds....well, the flower is about as Springy as this is going to get!!! You can see all the other DDC cards here.




This also qualifies for Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply #77 challenge to use embossing (the stove was embossed). I also used the colors for the Clear Dollar Stamps Weekend Color Challenge on PCP: Blush Blossom, Riding Hood Red, and Wild Wasabi. Whew....this 4 challenge card wore me out!!! Toooo much brain activity today!!! The adorable old stove from Clear Dollar Stamps Ageless Antiques was stamped with Archival Jet Black ink and embossed with clear ep. It was watercolored with Ranger Black Soot Distress Ink, Wild Wasabi was used for the *floor* and Blush Blosson around the stove. The SU scalloped border punch was used for the scalloped border and SU Wild Wasabi dp was used for the squares.








The close up shows the celery seeds in the flower center....Love that adorable sentiment, too!!!



Thanks sooo much for visiting and I hope you have a wonderful evening!! Now I'm off to watch Dancing With the Stars!!!!!



15 comments:

Christi said...

Wow! Everything is gorgeous!!

jacque4u2c said...

Oh my stars! These are wonderful!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful Joan, both cards are great. I so chuckled when I read your cloth shopping experience. hee hee You crack me up. Hugs.

Jackie said...

Beautiful cards Joan and way to go on the 4 in 1 challenge! I love the vintage feel of the first card and the colors on the second one are just yummy!! Fab job as always and tsmfs!!!

Barb said...

Both cards are stunning, Joan!! I love both images and the way you showcased them. Terrific!

Norine said...

love them both as usual love that vintage look
Hugs
Norine

Monique H said...

Hi Joan, I love your cards. The teal and black on is so pretty and the 4 challenge card is ... well ... brilliantly combined! Great work on the colours and how you incorporated everything! I love them.

Jerri Kay said...

Both cards are fabulous Joan, I love those stamps, I haven't seen them before. Absolutely fabulous designs!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Both of these vintage images are just wonderful!! My mom actually used to have an old stove like that...not to cook on though! And the little ballet dancer reminds me of having to drive my daughter to dance every weekday for 13 years. Fond memories??? I think not! But I adore your cards!!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

How fun Joan!! I think the first card is just gorgeous!! Love the image and I know your mom will too!! :) The 4 challenger is just awesome too!! I really love the buttons!! TFS!

jdmommy said...

The stamp of the child at the piano is fabulous, GF! What a hit this card will be for your Mom! How lucky we are to still have our wonderful Mom's!!!

Joanne Travis said...

I love these vintage images!!
Sounds like you had a fun day. Don't worry about the mirrors in the dressing rooms, they are never reality based, I think they use the trick fun house ones because I know that older lady looking back at me couldn't possibly be ME.
Blessings for your Mom's birthday, God bless her. 89 is so cool!!
have a great evening, Joan!

Rose Ann said...

What a perfect card for your Mother, Joan!! I'm sure she'll love it!! Happy birthday to her!!

I love your wonderful stove card as well, Joan!! Way to nail the challenges!! You go, girl!! ;)

Erin Bigler said...

Joan, great coloring on that old stove! Doncha just LOVE Ageless Antiques? Beatiful work, as always!

Laurie tx stamper said...

Both cards are simply gorgeous!