Sunday, August 30, 2009

Casing Darlene

Good Morning everyone!!! We have had a wild week around here....we kept three grandchildren all week. My DIL needed to make a trip to see her mother and since my DS had to leave for work at 6:00 AM, we decided it would be better for the kids if they stayed here and we got them ready for school. The two year old ran the house while the others were in school!!! Anyway...they went home last night and I got up to a real quiet house this morning!!! It felt good to get my fingers inky again!!!
The Featured Stamper this week on Splitcoast is Darlene (akronstamperdpk)..... I have long been a fan of hers and have found lots of inspiration from her fabulous gallery!!! Congrats, Darlene!!!! I chose to case her Polka Dot Sympathy card.

I kept the same basic layout and colors but changed the
stamps, Nesties shape, papers, added the bow, pearls, and butterfly. The Clear Dollar Stamps Church Chatter sentiment was stamped on the Kaiser Craft dp and the Martha Stewart
punched butterfly was made using the same dp. Congrats
again, Darlene....enjoy your special day!!!!

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Church Chatter
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Black, Kaiser Craft dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Martha Stewart Scallop Punch, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Nestabilities, Ribbon, Pearls, Dimensionals

I made this Thursday for the Ways to Use it Challenge on Splitcoast. Julia challenged us to make
something with a Vintage look...we could use Vintage supplies or things that looked old.
I have had these Vintage looking envelopes for years just sitting in a drawer...I knew I would need them one day! The paper lace from an old sachet packet was taped onto the bashful blue
cs and the image from the envie was cutout and attached with dimensionals. The sentiment from Clear Dollar Stamps Church Chatter set was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa. The beautiful old crocheted flower was a gift from my friend Joanne (sleepyinseattle)...thanks again, Joanne :)!!! The gathered May Arts Ribbon, buttons, and stick pin finish it off.
Thanks for stopping by today...hope your Sunday is super special!!!!


Joanne (jojot) said...

both are fab, but your vintage card is a keeper with all the fab details and textures

Crystal said...

Wow Joan both of these are stunning girl! Love both your creations, I hope you enjoyed your weekend! hugs!

Betty Wright said...

Joan, these are beautiful!!! Love your FS card's colors and patterns. Your vintage card is absolutely gorgeous!!! Fabulous ribbon with button detailing!!!! Great cards!!!

Fern said...

Oh Joan, I don't see how you have the energy to stamp gf.. A 2 year old everyday for a week!!! You just love em to death but, they do take their toll on us... Your cards are beautiful. Love the colors on the Featured Stamper Card, and the ribbon and pearls are so pretty. But I have to say the Vintage one is my favorite. The image is fantastic and the lace and buttons are just perfect... When do I get to see the scrapbook page? I don't know where you find the time to do all that you do... Have a wonderful evening Joan... :o)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

BEEEEEAUTIFUL cards, Joan!! I especially love that ribbon treatment on the second card...WOWWWWWIE!

Karen W said...

Beautiful but the lace one is over the top gorgeous!!

Dawn B. said...

These are terrific. I was so excited to see Darlene as FS yesterday. I am hoping to get a card done. Love the vintage card. Great job Joan. You are such a great grandma. We are so far from grandparents and I miss that.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love the featured stamper layout and colours and that perfect ribbon.
Beautiful Joan, really...that vintage card has such interesting treatments and details. Love how the image is "framed" with the die cut and the ribbon gathered with the unique buttons, crocheted flower and all on that lacey overlay...stunning!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW! Joan, I am in love with these creations!! Your buttons and the colors are just fabulous!!! Gorgeous details!! TFS! HUGS

Barb said...

Oh, these are gorgeous and so inspiring! Beautiful colors and embellies!


Anne said...

Oh, I'm sure you made Darlene proud with this gorgeous card Joan!! And I love the vintage one, I do love that style!! I always admire people who can do such gorgeous work in that genre! Great job my friend!!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh my word, that vintage card is just amazing Joan! A work of art!

Bev Gerard said...

Grandma takes over again! Bless you, dear lady!! I adore your sweet creations during your 'stolen' moments!!!


Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

OOOOOH roomie! these are fantastic. I am so in love with the ribbon and buttons in the second one I could marry it! Just stunning work. Hugs,

Rose Ann said...

Beautiful cards, Joan!! Wow!! I love the colors/papers and verse on the first, and your vintage card is so amazing with your ribbon and buttons! Gorgeous!!

JulieA said...

Gorgeous cards, Joan!!! I love them both!