Pages

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Happy Saturday!!!


Good morning, everyone!! I bet you have been wondering where I've been!! We have had five Grandchildren with us this week and to top that off my DD Holly had surgery on Wednesday and both my parents were under the weather. Needless to say, we have been running all week!!! Today we are having our August family birthday party so I better get on the stick and get the cake made!! Everyone will go home tonight so maybe I can get a little blurfing done!!!!
I had a few minutes last night to put this together for the Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoast.

Stef picked a great site this week called Bellacor. This site is full of the most gorgeous vases and I picked the Ora vase as the inspiration for my card. I loved the combination of soft peachy color with the metal.
The Lockhart Rose Cupcake was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with copics. The metal brads and flowers are from Flourishes and I used my new Spellbinders scalloped edge for a touch of elegance.


My DD Holly gave me this Papertrey image ....she had applied the Flower Soft and colored the leaves then handed it to me and asked me to finish it. I colored the picnic basket, layered it on the Nesties Blossom cutouts, added the ribbon and pearls, and taa daa!!
I'll give this to her later today for a little *just because* gift. She is still recovering so won't be at the party today.
Recipe:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Paper: Vanilla, Certainly Celery, SU dp
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Nestabilities, Pearls, Ribbon, Flower Soft, Copics


Thanks for visiting today....I will be visiting your blogs tonight!!



22 comments:

Crystal said...

Joan what beautiful images...I love your hardware and your beautiful punch!!! Gorgeous work!!

Fern said...

Joan your cards are just beautiful... Love the colors and the metal brads on the cupcake one. And the new Spellbinders scalloped edge punch is gorgeous.. I'm going to have to check that out.. You did a wonderful job with Holly's image. Love the Flower Soft she added and you did a beautiful job putting it all together. Love the shape... Hugs to you and to Holly.... :o)

Willy's creations said...

Lovely cards you made.

Hugs,Willy

Joanne Travis said...

Wow!!! These are both so gorgeous, Joan. Love the colors and the fabulous stamps.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful cards Joan! Love the papers and images that you paired together with that gorgeous coppery embellishment, so, so elegant!

Joanne (jojot) said...

welcome back.....and hope everyone is now well and that you had a great time with those grandkids....thanks for sharing this beauty of a card with us ....loving that Flower Soft...I just invested in some....haven't had time to play with it yet...

Dawn Easton said...

Sorry to hear your week has been so busy! I hope that your parents and Holly are feeling better now!!

Love the flower soft you added...so pretty!

Susan (rainy) said...

You have been busy!! My twin 5 year old granddaughters are arriving on Tuesday and my 7 month old granddaughter will arrive in a couple of weeks. I can hardly wait! You made a gorgeous card, Joan. And the basket with the flower soft is so sweet. Love the little arch of pearls.

Kittie said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Joan.

Julia Aston said...

Beautiful cards Joan! love the flower soft your DD put on the tulips - don't you just love the PTI baskets!?!? You sure are one busy family girl - how wonderful to have so much family! hope your parents are doing better!

hugs to you GF!!!!

Bev J. said...

Sounds like you have been busy!

Like the cupcake card with the hardware and I really like the picnic basket image-nice. tfs

SamieVt said...

Joan,
I found your blog through splitcoast stampers and could spend hours sitting here admiring your work! Everything is so beautiful!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi joan! first off...well wishes to your daughter and your parents. Sounds like a very busy time! This card is just beautiful! It really gets me in the mood for fall. In addition, the flower basket is fabulous! your daughter will love what you did with it I'm sure. I just ordered some flower soft and look forward to learning how to use it. :)

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Hey, Joan, just wanted to say how great both your cards are. And I'm glad to see that Holly stamped that basket right side up for you :-) Give her my best - you are both in my thoughts!

Maria Matter said...

Joan, this are beautiful!
Wonderful design and metal thingy on the first card! :)
And your picnic basket is lovely with the flowersoft!
Well done on both....as always!!!

Hope everyone is doing better!
blessings, Maria

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

What pretty cards -- loving this color scheme!

Savor the Journey said...

Whoa!!!
This is delightful work, my dear! I'm drolling over the colors in #1 ... well ... actually, the entire card! You've been a busy Momma & Grandma ... but your Mojo is definitely in tact!

(((Hugs)))
Bev

America said...

Both have beautiful elements and colors. Great cards!!

raindropecho said...

So beautiful! You've used the flower soft so nicely; wonderful!
- Ann

Rose Ann said...

Both of your floral cards are so beautiful, Joan!! I love the pretty border and hardware on the first, and your Flower Soft and wonderful shape on the second!!

JulieA said...

Joan, this is beautiful! I really love that copper piece in the corner, it really sets the whole card.

Shar said...

Sensational card! I love the colors you chose and your details are fab!