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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Happy Birthday George!!!!



Hello everyone!! I hope you are all enjoying your Saturday!! I took two of my Grandkiddos to Vacation Bible School this morning and then ran home to scrub the kitchen floor and upload cards. Today is my DH's birthday so later today we will go to Roundrock and take family out to Olive Garden...yummmm!!! George shares a birthday with out DIL and our SIL has a birthday at the end of the month so we are going to celebrate them all today!! Anyway....
This is the card I made my DH....he is a fisherman and loves the water so I thought CHF's SOTM image would be perfect!! It was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with copics. A Papertrey Ink sentiment was used at the top, Stampin Up dp, May Arts Ribbon, and brads finish it off.





This is the card I made for today's Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoast. Stef picked a site called Heavenly Hostess
which is full of aprons. I remember my Mom wearing an apron when she cooked *in the olden days*..heehee
I did use the cupcake apron as inspiration but I had to change up the colors a little to accomodate the sparklie cupcake image (I think it's Papertrey Ink) that my DD gave me. She brought me some images she had stamped and glittered....thanks, Holly!! I had to add the scallop at the bottom because it reminded me of a little apron on my card.
Recipe:

Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Paper: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Vanilla, Stampin Up dp, Bella Blvd. dp,
Ink: none
Accessories: Nestabilities, Ribbon, MS Punch, Gold Brads



I made this card yesterday for the Limited Supply challenge on Splitcoast. We were to use only die cuts as the focal point and the only stamps were sentiments.
The bird dies and sentiment are both from Stampin Up. A black rhinestone flourish and the black pearls for eyes are the only embellies.... can't believe I didn't add ribbon...yikes!! This also qualifies for 4 DTGD challenges: DTGD09StamperSharon to use red, white, and black, DTGD09Becca_Stamps to use die cuts and punches, DTGD09debdeb - moved by the music, and DTGD09eggette to use wings
Recipe:

Stamps: Oval All
Paper: Real Red, The Paper Studio dp, White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red
Accessories: Black Pearls, Black Rhinestone Flourish, Stampin Up punches, Nestabilities, Stampin Up Birds and Blooms Dies, Cuttlebug, Dotted Swiss Folder

Thanks for coming to visit today....gotta run pick kids up and get ready for tonight....have a wonderful day!!!


19 comments:

Crystal said...

Joan these are GREAT!!! LOVE your two challenge cards they are fantastic, and George will LOVE his bday card for sure!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome cards, lady!!! tfs!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Fabulous cards, Joan! I LOVE the colors you used on the birthday card for hubby and that scene is fantastic!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Well, Hey! Happy Birthday to George (and SIL and DIL). Have FUN at Olive Garden....LOVE that place!

jacque4u2c said...

These cards are just amazing - all such pieces of artwork!

Jackie said...

Wow! What gorgeous eye candy Joan!!! All of these cards are just fabulous....my fave is the last one though! I hope you're having a great time and be sure to eat a breadstick for me!!!!!

JulieA said...

Wow girl, you've been busy again!!! I love all of the cards. May I ask how you accomplish so much?! You totally rock, sistah!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Great cards, Joan! George's birthday card is my favorite - your coloring is great!

Hope you all had a great time last night!

Fern said...

Wow Joan, 3 more fabulous cards. Love the B-day card you made for your George. The colors are gorgeous. And your 2 challenge cards are just awesome... Hope you and your family had a wonderful time last night at Olive Garden!!!!

One4Joy said...

Joan, your DH's birthday card is divine...the coloring on the waterfront image is nothing short of amazing!!! And I like the combination of nested mats.

Don't you just love VBS??? My DS Andy who's 14 loves to help out with the little ones...

CraftyC said...

These are all beautiful cards Joan, love the first one
Clairex

Dawn B. said...

You have been very busy. I love the first image. It has so much detail. What a great grandma to take the kids to VBS. We jsut had ours too. HOpe your birthday celebrating was fun..

Shar said...

What great cards! I especially like the marina card and the way you combined shapes. Really beautiful!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Holy Moly cow Joan!! LOVE this first card!! The scene and coloring is fantastic!! And your sparkly cupcake on the second is just charming!! Love the red/black combo of the second with the black flourished beads on the third!! WOW!!

Beverly aka beestamper said...

These are fantatic Joan! I just love the boat image! I see you use Memento Ink.. do you like that better than Stazon? Does it work better with acrylic stamps? Lemme know... ~~hugs~~

Holly said...

Wow, Mom! That harbor card is so gorgeously colored! What a beautiful job you did on that card!!!

Love the other two cards - so cute and sweet. I'm glad to see you using up the cupcake images I pawned off on ya. Hehehehehee!

Anne said...

Oh my, DH's gonna love the boat one, what an awesome image!! Your cupcake card looks so fun and yumilicious!! And I'll bet Anne is loving your red birds!! You're hitting on all cylinders GF!! Great job!!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Hope you had a wonderful evening of celebrations Joan! Your cards are all so wonderful!!!!!!

Linda

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Lovin the boat image, that is so cool and your coloring is fantastic Joan! Great cards all around (not that I am surprised) hope he had a wonderful birthday!