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Saturday, June 6, 2009

Saturday Catch Up


Happy Saturday, everyone!!!! What a wild week we have had around here....graduations, awards parties, company, appointments....whew!!! I'm sooo glad it's Saturday!! I am still in my pj's and have been playing in the craft room all morning...whoohoo!!!
Today's Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoast came from the Design Dazzle website ...I love all the room designs but the colors from the Toile Blue Nursery really caught my eye. I used Parisian Breeze Specialty papers and cut out the shapes with Nestabilities. The Clear Dollar Stamps Peony image, designed by Kim Teasdale, was stamped with Baja Breeze and the sentiment from the same set was stamped over the peony with Memento Rich Cocoa. Ribbon and pearls finish it off. Easy Peasy!!! I think I'll make more of these and stamp different sentiments over the peony...birthday, anniversary, sympathy. Great idea for a gift set!!!

Friday's Limited Supply Challenge on Splitcoast was to make a one layer card with a Summer theme. I must say, this was a real challenge for me...one layer....yikes!!! After ruining 3 other attempts, this is what I ended up with...whew!!! This is also for Michelle's (sf9erfan) DDC challenge from 2 weeks ago to make a 1-2-3 design. One metal piece...the star charm, check; two different ribbons....check; and the third requirement is sponging, check!! If you would like to play along be sure to add DDC to the keywords when you upload to Splitcoast. You can see the other DDC cards here.
The Great Impressions images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Whisper White and colored with copics. The sky was sponged with Cool Caribbean and Barely Banana. The charm and ribbons finish it off.


Tuesday's Color Challenge on Splitcoast was to use Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, and Riding Hood Red. I really hate to see these colors retire and have been stocking up on cardstock!! I colored the newly released Clear Dollar Stamps Peony image, designed by Dirty Girl and CDS's DT member Kim Teasdale, with copics and added a couple of pearls to the stamens. This is also for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge to use frames so I sponged a nesties shaped frame around the flower using Riding Hood Red. The Kiwi scallops along the sides were made with a round nestie cut in half and taped to the back of the black layer.

The background paper is from Basic Grey's Lime Rickey and the pearls and ribbon finish it off.
Thanks for visiting today....I guess I better hit the shower and then pay a little attention to my African violets. I have some prooning and repotting to do before I do any more stamping!! Have a great day!!!

18 comments:

Rose Ann said...

I'm loving them all, Joan!! Such a pretty peony, and I love the papers and pearls on the first!! You've done a fabulous job with your single layer card, and your coloring is beautiful!! I think your color challenge card is my favorite! Your peony is beautiful, an d I love the layout and pearl!!

Happy Saturday!!

Connie said...

Wow, lots of catching up Joan! Your inspiration is just so pretty! Your LSC card scene is just amazing, and I LOVE your CC/FTTC card...that flower is breathtaking!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

WOW! Joan these all are fabulous. Your one-layer card is stunning -such coloring!! Hey, I haven't even done my challenge -ACK!! Hugs,

Jackie said...

Hey Joan!
Wow! You've been busy gf...all your cards are awesome! wonderful work as always and tfs!!!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Your challenge cards are wonderful, love them all!
Hugs!

ChristineCreations said...

Don't you love days like that Joan? I kept my pj's on for a long time today!

Beautiful cards...I like all of them, the blues on the first, the great seascape, and the gorgeous coloring on that peony! Awesome!

Joanne (jojot) said...

wow...each is unique and special....lovely work...however the seascape pulls at my heartstrings....so beautifully colored

Susan (rainy) said...

WOWZA Joan!! And what a morning you have had in your stamp room! These are all fabulous!!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wow! These are ALL fantastico!!!!! Girl, you are da-bomb!!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Wowzers Joan....you have been busy playing catch up and all three are FABULOUS...as always ;)
Off to catch up on your other posts...my week has been crazy too!

Maria Matter said...

Joan, there are all so beautiful!
Love the shape and papers on the first! Kim's flower looks beautiful on both...aren't we all so excited for her!
Though I must say that single layer card is just lovely the way you colored it! Just makes me smile!
Have a glorious weekend!
Blessings, Maria

Bev J. said...

I like all three of your cards; especially the first one-love checks and the the flower stamped on the dp. Pretty.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Joan, your catch-ups are gorgeous!! Love the blue gingham pattern on the first, LOVE the beach scene on the second and the layout of the last one!! Brilliant designs!! :) TFS!

JulieA said...

Oh my goodness, GF! You sure have been busy making some gorgeous cards! I love how you used your Parisian Breeze DSP (one of my fav's.) And your coloring on that summer card is incredible! Wow! And your third card turned out so beautiful. I wouldn't have thought of pairing those colors together, but you did a fantastic job with that challenge!

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

I love what you did with the Peony set. It is so beautiful. The beach scene is wonderful. I want to be on the beach today.. Really nice work Joan. Glad you had time to play..

Lesley said...

You cards and your blog are beautiful!! WOW!! Love that LSC Card! What lovely colouring.

Smiles,
Lesley :)

Rebecca Ednie said...

wow, I LOVE them all!!

Chrissy D said...

Joan, I wonder how on earth a person can create one card better than the next with each passing creation!? You have the **WOW*** factor!!!