Sunday, December 27, 2009

Monday Morning Catch Up

Good morning everyone!!! I hope you are all recovered from the fun of Christmas last we have a New Years celebration to look forward to!!! Not sure what we will be doing Thursday night .....nothing too exciting, that's for sure!!!
I did manage to get a little stamping done last week but not much time to upload. I hope this post gets me caught up and ready for a new year of posts!!! Anyway....
SmilynStef was chosen to be the Featured Stamper on Splitcoast today!!
What a FABO many beautiful cards to case!!! I finally decided on the Marbled Agapanthus card...I kept the same style with the silhouettes and multi colored one layer background but I changed the stamps to Rubbernecker Sunflowers, changed the colors....sponged Tempting Turquoise and Bermuda Breeze on the background and a little yellow and green on the flowers. I also changed the sentiment and added the pearls. Perfect Pearls mixed with water was spritzed over the sponged background to add a little shimmer.
Stamps: Rubbernecker Sunflowers and sentiment
Paper: White, Black
Ink: Black Craft, Tempting Turquoise, More Mustard, Old Olive
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Perfect Pearls, Black Pearls,

I made this gift box yesterday for the Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoast. Stef found the most awesome baby store called upscale store that sells baby furniture and all the fixins. I can't imagine paying $2000.00 - $3000.00 for a baby bed but what ever floats you boat!!

The stripes of the Asa Bedding reminds me of the Cosmo Cricket Dutch girl paper I have been hoarding so I actually used two pieces (gasp!!). I took apart a box of candy I received for Christmas and made a template for this box. The images, all from Rubbernecker Stamps, were colored with copics. The sentiment says " There is no greater gift than a baby". Now I will be ready for the next baby shower I'm invited to...the box is big enough for a couple of onesies, booties, and bibs.

Don't look too close at the buggy handle...I had every intention of stamping another handle and adding it to the buggy outside the circle but I forgot till I looked at the picture on Splitcoast. I am toooo lazy to fix it now so pretend it's there!!!

Stamps: Rubbernecker Baby Inchies, Rubbernecker Bear in Carriage, Rubbernecker Sentiment
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Dutch Girl dp, White, Real Red,
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: PTI Ribbon, Nestabilities, Copics, Dimensionals

I liked the inspiration site so much that I just had to make two projects using the PoshKids store for inspiration!!
Sunday was my DGS's 6th birthday so I made this fun little card for him and based my inspiration on the Percival the Dino Big Kid Backpack. The Clear Dollar Stamps Teeny T-Rex image and sentiment were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with copics. The ribbon and fuzzy heart finish it off.
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Teeny T-Rex and sentiment
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Wild Wasabi , White, Sassafras dp called Hog Heaven
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Red Heart Brad, Nestabilities, Copics, Ribbon, Dimensionals

I made this card Tuesday for the Color Challenge on Splitcoast. We were to use Real Red, Crushed Curries, and Sahara Sand.

I also didn't want to miss the Mothermark's Teapot Tuesday Challenge Christmas Tea Party that Peggy was hosting!! Seems we were meeting rodents for a fun time and when my little space men showed up I thought they would like to come, too!! Actually, to tell the truth, I had one more Christmas card to make for one of my DGSs and this fit the bill perfectly!!!The Clear Dollar Stamps Alien Fred image was stamped on Sahara Sand cardstock and colored with a hint of color with a red copic. The little half aliens came from the the Clear Dollar Stamps Lost in Space set and the sentiment from their Just Chillin set. The balls were punched out of a scrap piece of SEI chocolate Mint dp. Silver cording and googlie eyes finish it off.

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Alien Fred, Lost in Space, Just Chillin
Paper: White, Crushed Curries, Real Red, SEI dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Silver Cording, Googlie Eyes, Nestabilities

Thanks for stopping by ....hope you get to do a little stamping today!!


TexasGrammy said...

Oh my gosh!! The creativity on this post alone is amazing! (Le'mme catch my breath!)

GMTA ... well, sometimes anyway ... I almost picked the same inspiration piece from the FS gallery! I love your turquoise version .. great stamp for this one indeed!

The Inspiration challenge pieces? Whoa ... maybe it's a good thing this Mimi didn't check out that website! Although your darling projects make me 'want' to check it out for sure!

Happy New Year, sweet lady!

Kittie said...

All of your projects are darling, Joan! You are so creative!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Joan these are so fun! Okay your flowers are very pretty and great shading! I love the baby box, very creative and great vibrant colors. T-rex darling darling... and the aliens look like they are ready for New Years. hee hee Wonderful cards!
Glad you had a great Christmas and be safe New years!

Tricia said...

Joan, you have been so busy! I love all your projects and cards. I think the TRex one is my favorite, though!! Wonderful inspiration on all of them!!

Crystal said...

Oh my word girl you have been super busy making some amazing projects and cards.....thanks for sharing them all, they are WONDERFUL!!! I just LOVE those googly eyes!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hey roomie! These are fantastic! I love that dino one the bestest, cause I have a little dino-lover sitting here with me. Can't wait to meet you sweet Joan in a couple weeks!

Joanne (jojot) said...

fun, fun, fun....each holds its own on the cuteness meter

Dawn Easton said...

Wowzers, Joan! Look at all these fantastic goodies you created! LOL I can't imagine spending that much money on an item that won't be used for too long! Yikes!
LOVE that you took apart a box and created your own!!!
Best wishes to you and your family for a happy and healthy 2010!

Tammy Hershberger said...

These are all too cute, Joan! I love those little bug-eyed aliens the best!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Congratulations Joan on your new appointment!

These are adorable cards!

Susan said...

They're all great cards!!! Congratulations on being on the GinaK team!!!!!

Christi said...

Everything is wonderful!!!!

Anne said...

You know, I just don't know where to start with all these adorable projects and cards! I esp love the alien guys, just too cute my friend!! What a great template you recreated too, your talent and inspiration has no end!!!

Just saw you are featured on Stamp TV this month!! GIRL YOU SO ROCK!! Congrats on the honor!! Adopt me??? :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are all gorgeous Joan!! I just love your baby gift box!! So sweet!! Your cards are sweet too! congrats on the Gina K team!


Lori McCroskey said...

That alien card is adorable! I love it!