Thursday, October 8, 2009

Spooky to Spirtual

Hello everyone....hope you are having a great day!!! I have had such a busy week....helping get ready for the church basement sale, visiting my Grandkids at school, and spending time at the school helping some third graders to read. I am sooo excited, too, because I will have company this weekend!!! My friend, Bev (TexasGrammy) is coming and we are going to the Austin Area 2009 SCS Shoebox Swap along with my DD Holly (hbrown) and Fern (FRiley). Whoohoo!!! I can't wait!!! We had sooo much fun last summer when we went to the North Texas Swap. Anyway....stay tuned for some pictures on Sunday!!

I made this card for Wednesday's Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast. Thanks for the great sketch, many possibilities with this one!!! I also made this card for Vicki's (basement stamper) very first Saturday Spotlight Challenge to make a Halloween card with non-Halloween stamps. The Clear Dollar Stamp's Dog Days image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with copics. Lavender Lace was sponged on the sky and Martha Stewart punches were used for the fence and the bats. I had to give the little bats eyes with a white gel pen...couldn't let them fly around blind!!!

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Dog Days
Paper: Black, White, Orange Doodlebug Glitter Cardstock, Basic Grey Eerie dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Lavender Lace
Accessories: Martha Stewart Punches, White Gel Pen, Copics, Dimensionals

This is a set of Christmas cards I made for my Church Holiday Craft Booth in November. I used a piece of retired SU dp and vanilla for all the cards. Various Nesties were used for the matting and all of the stamp sets are Stamping Up. Each envie was stamped with a coordinating image from the set used on the card. I am working on another set using Hero Arts Christmas Trees. I will get it uploaded early next week. Hopefully, I will get ten sets finished along with about 20 chocolate kiss boxes. I may have to beg my DD for a little assist!!!!
The angel is from Heavenly Heralds
The poinsettia from Winter Foliage
The star and nativity scene from Seasons of Simple Grace
The Bethlehem scene from City of David
Paper: Vanilla, Real Red, Stampin Up! dp
Ink: Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Nestabilities, Red and Yellow Stickles, Copics, Ribbon, Clear ep,
Thanks for dropping in today....have a wonderful evening!!!!


Candy F. said...

I love how you used the dog house image to create a Halloween card -- I never would have thought of that. Very clever.

Cassie said...

OMGoodness, Joan, your spooky dog card is too clever! I totally want to CASE that! Great Christmas cards too ;D

Betty Wright said...

Joan, these are all fabulous!!! Love the set of Christmas cards. Great looks and design on these.

The Halloween card is just terrific, too!!! Awesome coloring and detailing!!! Too cute!!!

Jackie said...

Wowzers Joan! Your cards are always so lovely....I truly enjoy my visits!! That set of Christmas cards are very beautiful & caseable LOL! TFS!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

that rut roh just makes me grin....thanks

and that card set is totally awesome

Crystal said...

Joan these are GREAT!!! What fabulous creations girl!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Great cards, Joan - you've been busy! Can't wait to hear from you guys how the beg swap goes! Be sure to get some good photos of you Belli girls together!!

Yvonne said...

Wow, that set of Christmas cards is gorgeous! The colors are just stunning!!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

Hi Joan

thank you for visiting my blog and commenting on my Black Eyed Susan Pumpkin. It was so nice to hear from you.....I have to say I really like you spooky card but the awesome job you did on the medallion below was amazing!!!! Just gorgeous!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Great cards, Joan! I am SO jealous! Have fun at the swap!

Rose Ann said...

Your Halloween card is totally cute, Joan...and all of your Christmas cards are gorgeous!! I LOVE those fantastic images..and all of your layouts!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Joan, did I tell you how clever you are?!! YOU ARE!! I love this fun Halloween version and I thank you so much for playing with us in our first Saturday Spotlight challenge hun!! I sure hope you want to play again!! :)

I LOVE your set of cards with the gorgeous images and colors!! You always have something rockin' to share!! Thank you and enjoy your weekend!! HUGS

Debbie said...

Joan, love your cards, that Halloween card is too cute and the Christmas cards are lovely!

Julia Aston said...

Love your dog house Halloween card Joan! how fun and creative of you!!! and your Christmas cards are just lovely for your church sale - they'll be snapped right up I'm sure!!!

I'm so jealous you are getting together with SCS's to stamp! sounds like a ton of fun - can't wait to see the pics - so I can pretend I was there with y'all!!

Have a great weekend GF!!

JulieA said...

Oooo, cute stuff! I love what you did with that sketch challenge! What a great Halloween card. Your set of cards for the craft booth is GREAT! I love what you did with that DSP and you used some of my fav. SU sets.


Donna said...

Fantastic spooky card Joan, such a lovely combination of elements and the little owl eyes are so cool :) Donna x

Fern said...

I don't know how you find the time to make fantastic cards and still be an awesome grandma, but you do!! Joan, these are fabulous... Love the Halloween card... The paper, image, punches.. Cute as can be.. And your Christmas card set is gorgeous.. love the red and white and each one different, and each one is tied with a beautiful ribbon... Gorgeous... I can't wait for tomorrow... I just got through making my cookies.. and everything is packed in the truck... It sounds like you girls are going to have a blast driving down.. See ya tomorrow!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Wow,'re right...from FUN and spooky to super elegant and spiritual. Awesome, girl!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my Joan, you are one busy lady!!! What a fun weekend with the girls too!!! Hope it was a blast!

Your Halloween card is cute! Love the picket fence...need that ;)
Your holiday set of cards is wonderful and sure to be a big hit!

TexasGrammy said...

Ghostie in the dog house! What a fun Halloween idea, you clever lady!
I know the Christmas card sets will be a hit for the Church .... such a festive variety of Chrismas wishes!

Thanks for such a fun weekend! I had a truly marvelous visit!


Liz Williams said...

I usually make it to the Austin shoebox swap, but this year had a women's retreat I was helping to lead. I know you all had such fun. I'm sorry I had to miss it.

Chrissy D said...

All of the cards are beauties. It sounds like such a WONDERFUL day!!! What Fun!