Monday, March 29, 2010

Coffee, Birds, Cupcakes, and Shoes!

Hello everyone and happy Monday!! Can you believe Easter is next weekend...OMG, where has this year gone??? I'm up to my usual Monday tricks...stamping in my pj's and ignoring my dirty house!! We will have a house load of company over the weekend and next week for my Mother's 90th birthday party so I will start cleaning Wednesday. If I start too soon, I'll have to do it twice...yikes!!! Anyway...I made a card for the CAS challenge this morning on Splitcoast. This is also for the Saturday Spotlight With Hidden Potential challenge to use a coffee theme. The images from Rubbernecker's Coffeetime set were stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and the cups were colored with copics. The coffee pot was paper pieced with Basic Grey's Kioshi dp. The sentiment from the same set says "Our friendship is as strong as my coffee and your hairspray!"
Stamps: Rubbernecker Coffeetime
Paper: Kraft, Basic Grey's Kioshi
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Spellbinders Die, Square Punch, Ribbon, Martha Stewart Scallop Punch, Copics

I made this card yesterday for Anne Ryan's Queen for the Day challenge on Splitcoast. This week the queen is none other that the wonderful Pat Smethers!!! I was sooo excited to see my little sis chosen as the Queen ....she is sooo deserving!!!! Talk about a wonderful friend, sistah, wife, mother, mentor....I just wish I lived closer so I could hug her sweet neck..... I'll have to let the Buckle Man do that for me!! Now, down to the nitty grity....did ya get a look at Pat's gallery...OMG!!! I am sooo blown away every time I go check it out....I spent hours just cruzin. I finally decided to case Darla's Song...what a gorgeous card!!! I kept the same layout and bird theme but changed the papers, corner piece, added a ribbon, and left off the bling. Sistah, you are the best...congrats on this special honor!!!
Stamps: Weathered Background
Paper: Vanilla, Pure Luxury Cranberry Tart, Websters Pages, Creamy Caramel, Old Olive
Ink: Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Spellbinders Scalloped Edge, Stampin Up! Bird Die, Corner Die, Ribbon, Martha Stewart Leaf Punch

Brandi ( Beedubya) was chosen as the Featured Stamper on Splitcoast yesterday. This was a new gallery to me and I tell ya, it was fabulous!! I chose to case the Cupcake for you card...I kept the same layout and cupcake theme but changed the stamps, papers, and added doodling around the inchie layers instead of using faux stitching. The cupcakes from Rubbernecker's Party Time set were colored with copics, cutout, and popped up on dimensionals. Candy Dots were added to the corners and the ribbon tabs finish it off.
Stamps: Rubbernecker Party Time
Paper: Stampin Up! dp, White, Prism Intense Orange, Prism Nautical Blue Dark, Ruby Red
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Candy Dots, Ribbon, Croner Punch, Cuttlebug, Dotted Swiss folder, Copics, Dimensionals, Nestabilities, Dimensionals

Friday's Free 4 All challenge on Splitcoast was really fun!! Wendy challenges us to make a card inspired by a favorite musical and the card MUST be any size and/OR shape that is NOT A2, or standard size. I had to think about this for a while!! I finally decided to make my card around the musical Chicago...I just loved that movie!!! I was sooo impressed with all the dancing that I made my card to honor one of the greatest dancers of all time...Ginger Rogers!! As the sentiment says..."Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, she just did it backwards and in high heals"...what a woman!! This is also for the Twisted Sisters Challenge to case a card from Jamie's (JaniePTS) gallery and what a fabulous gallery to find inspiration!!! I decided on her Snow Business...I kept the same basic layout and colors but changed the shape to a square design, changed the theme, stamps, and added the ribbon, silver cording, and silver pearls. The shoe image from Clear Dollar Stamps Sassy and Fabulous set was paper pieced with Basic Grey's Marrakech paper, cutout, and popped up on the white Nesties shape. I titled this Happy Dance because Jamie is now reunited with her DH...I can just see her dancing now...Whoohoo!!!!!
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Sassy and Fabulous
Paper: White, Ballet Blue, Basic Grey Marrakech
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Ribbon, Silver Cording, Silver Pearls, Nestabilities, EK Success Scalloped Border

Thanks for dropping by today......have a wonderful Monday!!!


Crystal said...

Joan WOW girl, you are always soooo busy making GORGEOUS things girl!! LOVE all these creations and GREAT images!! You rock sweetie!

Tricia said...

Beautiful cards, Joan! You always add such fun embellishments and details!!

Katie Renz said...

I think the only thing you are missing is the chocolate, although the cupcakes do fill my sweet tooth. Love all the cards though.

Pat (mspfd) said...

What amazing creations! Each and every one of your cards haves such special touches, great colors and wonderful designs.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my gosh, you've been busy. My favorites are the bird card with that pretty Websters paper and the punched borders, and the BRIGHT and FUN blue tones on that last card with the shoes! Yummy!

Cassie said...

Hey Joan, I'd been wanting to check out your work earlier, but blogger wasn't letting me see your pictures. Maybe it's because they were awesome! These are great, Joan. You've certainly been busy! I have to say that while I love them all, your sassy shoes are my fave. . .love 'em ;D

Lisa Lara said...

Just look at all these wonderful creations Joan. You've been busy. I just love your CAS challenge card today. Wonderful. I love those colors and the images placed on the squares.

Kimberly S said...

With a title like that how could I not stop by? :) Beautiful cards Joan, it's always fun and so very inspiring to stop by your blog! :)

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Joan!! You are always so amazing with your creations my friend!! I LOVE what you've done with them all!! I love that fun sentiment on your coffee card!! The colors, the paper piecing and all are just perfecto girl!! :) Thanks for joining us at Saturday Spotlight!! BIG HUGS

Julia Aston said...

Yowser - what a nice looking set of cards Joan! love the first one with the funky pot and mugs - great colors on that!

Shawnaq said...

Oh yeah, my favorite way to stamp, too ---- PJs and lots of coffee!! You have been very busy --- love all your works of art! And just let me say, YOU inspire ME!!! Always!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Joan!! You are amazing. Look at all these gorgeous cards!! Love the teapots and the sentiment on the first, the bird and your awesome case of Pat on the second, long and narrow with the yummy cupcakes on the third and the blue and the fun sentiment and shoes on the last! YOu are incredible my friend!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Holy Moly ... you have been one busy lady! These creations are all wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Saturday Spotlight!!