Friday, October 23, 2009

Fun Friday!

Hello everyone and I hope you are enjoying this beautiful day!!! Can you believe Halloween is next week.....we already bought our candy which was a big mistake!!! I have eaten a whole sack by myself....yikes!!!! Somebody STOP me!!!! I will have to walk for 3 days straight to work off all those calories!!! Anyway....

I have been playing with my new Rubbernecker Snowflakes and Stardust Set #481 stamps this morning and this is what I came up with. The tree and snowflake swirls along with all the single snowflakes were stamped with Ranger Distress Embossing Ink and embossed with clear ep. Ranger Distress Inks Broken China and Pealed Paint were sponged over the embossed images and spritzed with Perfect Pearl colored Perfect Pearls and water. The tree image was cutout of the middle with an oval Nestabilities and layered with Taken With Teal. The layers were then attached over the remaining piece with dimensionals and silver pearls were attached to the snowflake centers. May Arts Ribbon and the sentiment from the same set finish it off.

Stamps: Rubbernecker Snowflakes and Stardust set #481
Paper: White, Taken With Teal, Old Olive
Ink: Ranger Distress Embossing Ink, Ranger Pealed Paint, Ranger Broken China
Accessories: Clear EP, Silver Pearls, Nestabilities, Spellbinders die for the sentiment, Ribbon, Dimensionals. Perfect Pearls

The Limited Supply Challenge on Splitcoast today was hosted by Jeanne (Jeanne S) and her challenge to us was to make a girly girl card without patterned paper. Hey Jeanne...what's up with the no patterned paper????? Jezzzzz....In that case I'll just show a little white!!! The adorable little cowgirl from Clear Dollar Stamps Howdy Partner was colored with copics and used the colors from the Color Throwdown Challenge: Certainly Celery, Purley Ponegranate, and Taken With Teal. My copics didn't match perfectly but they were close. This is also for Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply challenge to make a square card with square corners on all the layers.

I added a dot from a gel pen on her cheeks and the twill ribbon, flower, button, and twine finish it off.


Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Howdy Partner
Paper: White, Purley Pomegranate, Taken With Teal
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Ribbon, Flower, Button, Twine, MS Border Punch

I made this card yesterday for the Ways to Use it Challenge to find ways to use patches/patchwork.

This was a fun challenge and since I couldn't find any patchwork stamps, I created a patchwork background and added faux stitching...I shoulda just pulled out the sewing machine because this took quite a while to complete!!! The JustRite Christmas Treasures image was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and colored with copics. Flower Soft Polor White and glitter were added for a little glam. The corners with silver pearls, ribbon, and button with silver cording finish it off.

Stamps: JustRite Christmas Treasures
Paper: Chocolate Chip, White, SU dp, Ruby Red
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Nestabilities, Corner Punch, Ribbon, Button, Silver Cording, Dimensionals, Copics, Flower Soft, Glitter

Thanks for visiting today...hope you have a great weekend!!! We are taking Grandkiddos to the Sweetberry Farm is a wonderful festive family place that has lots of games, rides, and other fun things for kids to do. Hope the old Grandparents can keep up!!!


Tammy Hershberger said...

OH. MY. GOSH! That card with the tree is amazing, Joan! What a beauty! LOVE the other cards, too! The cowgirl is so cute with the Throwdown colors, and the winter bird card is gorgeous! You're amazing!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Roomie! These are amazing! That first tree card is just stunning -I see the silver pearls!! Hugs!!

ChristineCreations said...

Joan I love the pearls on the tree...and a lovely color pairing too...and the birdhouse card really caught my eye! Such fantastic papers to go with the pretty house!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love the blue/green colors in the Christmas tree card, and that patchwork card is just FABULOUS...fabulous, I tell ya!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Wowee, Joan!! You've been busy!! Your RN tree is absolutely gorgeous! Love those colors! Your Color Throwdown cowgirl is so precious! And the cardinal card is fabulous! Colored beautifully and such a perfect layout!

Wendy said...

Wowee Joan, You have been busy and these are just to die for!! Luuuuuuuv the colors of the cardinal image!!

Kittie said...

Joan, EAch of your projects are wonderful but I am partial to your RN tree card. The technique is wonderful and one that I seem to be so challenged with. I think I will try and case this. The little cowgirl is darling and I am jealous of that bird house. I love it.

Rose Ann said...

You tree is gorgeous in those colors, and I love the pearl accents!! What an adorable cowgirl as well!! Gorgeous JustRite card too!! I love your pretty layers of patterned papers, and your beautifully colored image!! Wonderful cards, Joan!!

Bev J. said...

All are really great cards-especially like the patchwork card-pretty.

TexasGrammy said...

Hold the phone, Missy! You've become a stampin' production Queen here! I was oooooohing & ahhhhhing over that gorgeous Christmas tree, and found 2 more fabulous creations further down in my search for the comment box! Looks like you're in Mojo Heaven about now, my dear! Way to go!


Dawn Easton said...

LOL @ being into your candy already! I KNOW that is what I'd do too...haha! I'll pick mine up this week ;)

Love that Christmas card, that tree is beautiful!
Your girly card is adorable and you totally rocked that no pattern paper challenge!!
I saw your patch work card on SCS the other day and was drooling over Fabulous!

Stamp and Smile said...

WOW Joan... I'm taking in all this fantastic, adorable, sweet, and amazing eye candy!! LOVE ♥ the Christmas card... so elegant and very stylish! You warm my heart... SMILES!

Enjoy a chocolate for me... It's hard not to dig into those darn bags! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh man!! Joan, I would REALLY love to see that gorgeous tree card in person with that Perfect Pearls you've used has got to be briliant!! My new fav creation for you for sure!

Of course your other creations rock too!! I love your coloring and the details you've put into all of them! You're awesome girl!! HUGS

broni (waterchild12) said...

Oops! I had to come back and tell you that your link to the Color Throwdown takes us to Sweet Berry Farms????

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

So beautifully done. Love all your cards! You are a pro at all them challenges!


Jackie said...

Wow! I love all of these Joan but that last one is definitely my fave! The colors, layout...everything just rocks! TFS!!!

Laurie tx stamper said...

Fabulous Joan! That cardinal birdhouse card is to die for! WOw, the colors and layering and sweet image details, everything is gorgeous! The cowgirl is super sweet too! So perfectly and sweetly colored, love the simplicity of the card design, I guess the absence of patterned paper really puts the focus back on the image!