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Friday, May 8, 2009

An Ode to American Wetlands Month and Two Catch Up Challenge Cards.


Good morning everyone!!! It's Friday and that means the weekend is just a few hours away!!! I'm going to my DD's stamp camp tomorrow morning and then to Jonestown to see my DS and his family. Today I'm going to finish planting my flower beds...hopefully I'll get that finished before it gets too hot!! It won't be long before we start the 100 degree Texas Summer weather...yikes!!! I need a Summer home in Canada!!! Anyway....
I finished my Limited Supply Challenge card late last night but was too tired to upload at midnight. The challenge was to make a project that reflects and represents any May celebration or holiday. I googled May Holidays and found a long list....I decided to pick American Wetlands Month

I used the swan image from the new Clear Dollar Stamps Nestled Love set...stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics. The top wing was stamped twice and one was cutout and popped up over the image. The Basic Grey Wisteria paper was cutout around the beautiful wisteria plants and attached over the background with dimensionals...I tried to achieve a wetlands kinda look. The cardstock is from Prism and ribbon and pearls finish it off.
Recipe:
Stamps: Nestled Love by Clear Dollar Stamps
Paper: Prism, White, Basic Grey Wisteria dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Ribbon, Pearls, Dimensionals, Copics, Nestabilities
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Sketch Challenge


This is the card I made for the Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast Wednesday. Roxie came up with another awesome sketch!! The Clear Dollar Stamp's Biggest Wishes image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics. The cake was stamped twice and one was cutout and attached to the image with dimensionals. The papers are from DCWV's Sweet Stack and a row of pearls and a clip with ribbon finish it off.

Recipe:
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Biggest Wishes
Paper: Prism Simply Smooth White, Prism Majestic Medium, Prism Sunflowers Light, DCWV Sweet Stack dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics, Stampin Up Border Punch, Nestabilities, Pearls, Clip, Ribbon
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Color Challenge
The Color Challenge colors this week on Splitcoast were Cameo Coral, Ballet Blue, and Garden Green.

This is the Mother's Day card I made for my DIL Laura. I just have 2 more Mother's Day cards to go!!! I wasn't to sure about the colors but as I started working with them they really grew on me!!! I used the Bold Bouquet set from Clear Dollar Stamps and added the sparkle to the flower centers. This is also for the CCEE challenge to make a Mother's Day Card, for the OCC challenge to make a Mother's Day card, and for the Double Dog Dare challenge hosted by Joanne (sleepyinseattle). Her challenge this week is to make a Mother's Day card with flowers and a little sparkle. Be sure to add DDC to the keywords line of your upload so we can see all your cards!!!


The flowers were all stamped, cutout, and attached with dimensionals. The sentiment was hand written, and three Martha Stewart Punches were used for the leaves, butterflies, and picket fence.

Recipe:
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Bold Bouquet
Paper: White, Cameo Coral, Ballet Blue, Garden Green, Stampin Up dp
Ink: same as paper
Accessories: Martha Stewart Punches, Dazzling Diamonds, Pearls, Ribbon, Nestabilities



Thanks for stopping by today...I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!


25 comments:

chelemom said...

All of your cards are AMAZING!!! The details are incredible!

jdmommy said...

Wonderful cards! The swan card is particularly lovely! I hope you had a fabulous birthday......you were missed yesterday!! Hugs, GF!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

These are all beautiful, Joan!...but OMG I'm LOVIN' that swan card and what you did with the Wisteria paper. SUCH a cool idea and it looks FANTASTIC! Gorgeous ribbon treatment on that one too.

Dawn Easton said...

Wowzers Joan! All of your cards are wonderful! Love your LSC card...great layout and that image is perfect for it!
The sketch card is awesome too! Love that image and the strip of DP is cute! Your CC card is awesome...you made those colours look wonderful together...I struggled with them...lol

Have a wonderful weekend stamping with your daughter!!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Great cards, all of them! The Wetlands cards took my breath away with it's beauty!!!!!This is fabulous to say the least!!!
Hugs!

Saskia said...

Wow... You've been very creative!!! Great and beautiful work!!

Sweet greetings,
Saskia

Cassie said...

These are all so beautiful! ;D

Christi said...

Wow Joan! All of your cards are fantastic!

Julia Aston said...

I love the swan card with the wonderful draping wisteria - and your sketch BD card is so cute! AND the flowers on the color card are just super! what a great trio of cards! Hope you got your plants planted before the heat - we're still in the 60's and occasional 70's here in New England!

Rose Ann said...

Your swan card is so sweet, beautiful, and unique!! Your birthday mouse is adorable...and I am loving your gorgeous floral card!! Fabulous group of cards, Joan!!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hi roomie! Hope you had a lovely BDay! I love these cards. The swan card is so peaceful and serene. The sketch card is bright and fun and the color challenge card is vibrant and splashy!! Great cards! Hugs,

Gloria Dojlido said...

So pretty Joan. I love the hanging wisteria.

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

WOW!!! You have been busy with a busy weekend ahead. All three are just wonderful. I really love the cut work detailing in the LSC one. The swan coloring and dimension are fabulous!!!! Lovely work, girly!!! Have a great time with family!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

these are all fabulous.....especially love the canopy work on the LSC one.....but they are all amazing, gf

ChristineCreations said...

All lovely Joan! I especially love the first one with the beautiful Wisteria blossoms and that gorgeous bow.

And a very happy Belated Birthday too!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Oh my goodness...I love each one!!! Whew, it's tough keeping track of challenges...good thing for combos, huh?

Connie said...

These are all so lovely, Joan! Love them all, but that swan card is just amazing!!

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

Wow Joan you have been busy. I love the first one. Such a cool look. You did a great job on all of these. I hope you have a great mom's weekend. Sounds like you will get to visit your loved ones. Have fun..

Stamp and Smile said...

O'my Joan... FANTASTIC cards! I love the 3-D effects on the first card and the CC217 challenge card is perfect and so cheery... LOVE THE FLOWERS! Smiles... :)

Jackie said...

Well check you out Missy!!! Fab cards and great designs as usual!!! You really rocked all the challenges Joan...tfs!!!

JulieA said...

Oh my word, GF, look at all of the wonderful work you've been doing!!! Wow! Beautiful, beautiful cards! You cut out ALL of those flowers???!!! Gorgeous! Oh, and your summer home needs to be in Washington State. We have beautiful summers without bugs...

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

What a fun combination of cute and beautiful! LOVE all your creations!

:-)

Laurie tx stamper said...

Wow, Joan, these are all so beautifully done! Each detail is so unique and fits the design of each layout. So lovely!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Lovely creations Joan!! Just love the details you put into them all!! :)

Susan (rainy) said...

Holy smokes girl!! You've been busy making some fab-u-lous creations. Now the wisteria card.. wowza! LOVE what you did with the cutout part hanging down over the swan image. LOVE LOVE LOVE THAT!!