Monday, November 16, 2009

Good News!!!

Hello everyone!!! We have had such wonderful things happen to my family in the last few days!!!
First of all, we have a new Grandson, Jacob David Corbin, born 11/13/09. He weighed in at 7 lbs 3 oz and was 19" long....Mom and baby are doing great!!!
Our DGS, Ryan, and his Copperas Cove, Tx. flag footbal team went to the state championship this weekend and won 4th place!!! Gooo Ryan!!!
Our DGD, CJ, from Jonestown, Tx. made the 8th grade basketball team and her sister, Autumn, will be a cheerleader...Girls Rule!!!!!
My DD Holly was asked to be on the Cornish Heritage Farms Design Team...Whoohoo!!! I am sooo excited and happy for her...they are lucky to have her, I tell ya!!!!
We spent the weekend babysitting for 4 grandkiddos so this grandma didn't get any stamping done until yesterday evening. I did get a card made for the Features Stamper challenge on Splitcoast since the featured stamper was Dawn (TreasureOiler), one of my Dirty Dozen friend!!! Dawn's gallery is sooo fabulous...sooo many beautiful cards to choose from!!! I finally chose the Merry Christmas TESC88 card to case. I kept the same basic layout and colors but changed the stamps to the polar bear from Clear Dollar Stamps Just Chillin set, added the ribbon, glitter on the hat, and the white Flower Soft for the snow.
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Just Chillin
Paper: Old Olive, White, Pretty In Pink, Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Buttons, Ribbon, Copics, Glitter, White Flower Soft, Nestabilities

This is the card I made last week for the Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast.
I used the adorable pup from Clear Dollar Stamps Dog Days and his cute hat and torn up package from Dog Days Celebrations. The images were all colored with copics, cut out, and attached with dimensionals. Glitter was added to the fur on the hat. The green paper for the grass was cut in wavy strips, attached to the background, and covered with White Flower Soft as was the tree from the same paper. The sentiment from the Dog Days Celebration set says "Tis the season to be naughty".
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Dog Days and Dog Day Celebrations
Paper: Vanilla, Rose Red, Grove dp by Memory Box, Jolly by Golly Mini Deck by Cosmo Cricket
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Soft Sky
Accessories: Snowflake Rhinestones, White Flower Soft, Glitter, Dimensionals
This is the card I made for last week's Featured Stamper Challenge on Splitcoast. The features stamper was Christine (
I decided to case her Boo's Snowpeep Case. I love the layout and those darling snowmen!!! I kept the same basic layout and colors but changed the stamps to Clear Dollar Stamp's Jolly Joy. The shape of the sentiment (from the same set) was also changes and red polka dot ribbon was used instead of the silver cording.
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamp's Jolly Joy
Paper: White, Real Red, Old Olive
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Red Polka Dot Ribbon, Copics, Dimensionals, Cuttlebug
Thanks for dropping in today....hope you have some wonderful things happen to you and yours this week!!!


Vicki (basement stamper) said...

HI Joan!! WOW!! These are just fabulous creations hun!! Congrats to your DD on her new DT spot!! :) HUGS

Cassie said...

Congrats on all of those wonderful things for your family, Joan!

Your cards are all darling too ;D

Crystal said...

AWWWW Joan these are such ADORABLE card!!!! HUGE congrats on all the wonderful things...There is another wonderful thing for you at the Inky Challenge blog...go check it out!!! Big Hugs!

Tricia said...

What a fun post! Good news and wonderful cards!! TFS!!!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Great cards Joan. Your cards always are ;) I especially am fond of the Joy card. Love the colours and that is the perfect ribbon you selected for this card. I am so happy to hear all the good news about your family. Congratulations to Holly on her accomplishment/appointment!

Fern said...

Congratulations Grandma!! I bet you are pooped out... But not to tired to make some amazing cards. Your little polar bear is soo sweet. I love the colors and the glitter and flower soft. And what a naughty, naughty, naughty little puppy. This is just precious... and I love your Joy card.. Loved the embossed bg and the bow... Fabulous job on all three cards... Now I need to hop on over the Holly's blog to congratulate her... Have a wonderful evening, Joan... XXX :o)

Lisa Foster said...

Oh Joan! I LOVE all of these cards! They are all adorable!!!! Congratulations on your new addition to the family...and all the many other joyous celebrations this past week! Good News always makes me smile! Thank You!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

My goodness, this is an action-packed post!! So much good, happy news and three gorgeous cards - where do I begin?? Congrats on the new grandbaby and the successes of the grandkids and DD Holly! Your family is quite blessed! And I love all of your cards - they are all superb!

Janet said...

Joan - congratulations on all the great events happening to you and your family. Love all the cards - they are awesome, as always.


Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my GOODNESS, these are ADORABLE!!

CONGRATS to the family! Wow, it's a GOOD WEEK!! :) Congrats, grandmom! :)

Joanne (jojot) said...

Congrats all week for your family.....

and you shared some real beauties with us as well...fab

Dawn B. said...

Wow you are a busy grandma.. That is awesome.. Congrats.. Your CDS cards are beautiful.. I love these sets.. TFS

Kittie said...

Joan, these cards are all adorable. I love the one with pink the best.

broni (waterchild12) said...

Great cards, Joan! How in the world did you find time to do any stamping?? Such a whirlwind of a life! A HUGE congrats on that new 12th grandchild! Wow!!! I emailed Holly! I'm so thrilled for her and for CHF for making such a great choice!!

Michelle said...

Congratulations on all the great news! Another grandson...and Holly is on the CHF DT! I must email her to send my congrats!

Great cards...ALL of them!

Tammy Hershberger said...

These are all adorable, Joan! And congrats on all the great family happenings, too!

Stamp and Smile said...

You sure have had excitement in your life... Con'grats on your new grandson!!! :) And how do you find the time to stamp with all that going on... you power stamper! LOVE IT... and all the FAB eye candy! TFS Joan!!

Kimberly S said...

Wonderful cards! Congrats on the new grandbaby, and on all of the kids' accomplishments! :)

Gloria said...

Congrat's on all your family's wonderful accomplishments ... especially the sweet little baby!!

Great cards as usual Joan! Awesome

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

These are way cute Joan. Wow... you have been busy. Glad you had a good time with the grandkids!

Candy said...

Wow all of them are so super cute Joan, but the first one is my fav, love the pink!!