Monday, July 13, 2009

CAS Challenge, Featured Stamper Challenge, and Limited Supply Challenge

Good morning everyone!! I have been one busy Grandma the past few days!!! We kept our 21 month old Grandaughter Caitlyn since Friday so her parents and older brother could go to Six Flags in Dallas. It was 102 degrees on Saturday...yikes!!! Sure glad I stayed home!!! We also had a birthday party for our oldest Granddaughter...CJ turned 14!!! Can that really be true???? She is growing up toooo fast!!! Anyway...the kids are home and I am playing catchup with updating my blog!!

The CAS challenge on Splitcoast today is an inspiration challenge...check out this awesome art web site!! After looking at hundreds of pictures, I decided to find inspiration from this beautiful yellow flower.

The Clear Dollar Stamps Summer Blooms Dahlia image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics.
I added some distressing around the edges with the Itty Bitty background stamp and Baja Breeze ink.

Ribbon is the only embellish. Boy was that hard not to add some bling, scallops, and a few more layers!!!

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Summer Blooms Dahlia
Paper: Whisper White, River Rock, Baja Breeze, Laura Ashley dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Ribbon, Nestabilities, Dimensionals, Copics

Friday's Limited Supply challenge on Splitcoast was to:
1. Crop an image
2. Repeat the cropped image on your card at least 3 times
3. Embellishments : brads and eyelets only!

Well, I got the first two right but didn't remember to use only brads and eyelets....I waited all evening for the challenge police to come knocking on my door!!!!
The Clear Dollar Stamps Summer Bloom Dahlia image was stamped three times and colored with copics. The 1 1/4 inch punch was used to punch out different angles of each flower and layered them on the black and Lemon tart from Papertrey Ink. The background designer paper is from Sassafras, the crystal flourish is from Prima and I added glitter to the flower centers and leaves to qualify this for Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply challenge.

I was sooo excited to see Kelly (schirmcat) chosen as Sunday's Featured Stamper !! She made her claim to fame with the naughty and nice Christmas list of SCS's last Christmas!!! Hummmm...I wonder what kind of trouble she will stir up this year!!!!! I thought I would get on her good side by casing her sweet little Merci card to thank her for all the fun (how did she know about my naughty side, anyway???)!!! I kept the same layout and colors but changed the stamps...I used Rubbernecker's Springtime Inchies and changed the buttons and ribbon to PTI's. I also wrote the sentiment instead of stamping it like Kelly did on her card. The paper was changed to Making Memories dp called Flower Patch and I added an extra layer of green cardstock.


Stamps: Rubbernecker Springtime Inchies
Paper: Whisper White, Lemon Tart by PTI, Prism Classic Yellow Green
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics, Buttons, Ribbon, Twine, Corner Punch, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for visiting today.....I hope your Monday is super wonderful!!!


Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

All are great cards Joan. I saw the three panel on scs, great yellow dahlia and the fresh and springy third one is perfect if its that hot there. Although... you didn't get to ride the rides in that heat, so it would of been cooler riding 55 miles an hour down a huge ramp screaming... lol I would of stayed home with the kids too, not much a ride person. lol

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

WOW! Roomie, you have been a busy granny! I love these. Those flower images are so pretty. My fav is LSC card, something about the flower placement, design -just everything! Hugs,

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW!! What wonderful creations Joan!! I sure love your cheery colors and fun details on all of them!! :) Sounds like you've been having so much fun gram!! I love it!! TFS! HUGS

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous cards!!! tfs!!

Saskia said...

You've been so creative!!! Lovely work!

Saskia :)

ChristineCreations said...

Oh Joan, such gorgeous coloring on the first two, outstanding! And the 3rd is just CUTE!

Julia Aston said...

Boy Joan - when you get on a roll there's no stopping you! what a fun trio of cards! love the yellow flower - and the cropped images card is lovely with the scrolly bling - your case card is lovely with the pretty panels - hope you survived watching the baby!

Rose Ann said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time with the grandkids!!

I love your beautiful floral cards, Joan! Your coloring is so beautiful, and I love the bling on your second card! Your Featured Stamper card is so cute, and I love the cute images & buttons!!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Joan, each one of these cards is wonderful! Love the DPs you chose for each of them, and your coloring is wonderful!

Wendy said...

All your cards are simply divine, I especially like the 3 panel one with the different colors!!

Maria Matter said...

Wow, that yellow flower is stunning!
All these are fabulous! Just beautiful....well done!
blessings, Maria

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Wonderful cards Joan....glad you had time with your little grandbaby!

Connie said...

WOW, Joan!! These are all so wonderful!! Fabulous layouts and mix of papers!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Joan! Of course the challenge police didn't come knocking at your door. All of these are gorgeous!!! Glad you had time with your grandkids! How fun!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Love all the flowers!! They're gorgeous in their bold colored splendor!! Love the buttons and gingham combo in the third one too!! I don't know how you make so many fabulous cards so quickly!! You're amazing!!

Jackie said...

Ooh, I love all of your cards Joan! They're so pretty...I always enjoy coming here for some great eye candy! tfs!!!

Katie Renz said...

Wow... lots of fabulous eye candy!