Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wednesday Catch Up!!

Good morning everyone....I have been such a blog slacker this week!!! I have not been that busy but sooo must be spring fever!! Anyway....I need to get caught up because we will have three grand kiddos next week for spring break......Whoohoo!!! Hopefully, we can do some fun things...anyway....I better get down to business.
I made this card yesterday for the Color Challenge on Splitcoast to use Certainly Celery, Melon Mambo, and Bashful Blue. The dessert part of the challenge was to make a card for a friend of Cindy Motherway's named Lindsay who is going through a real rough time right now.

This is also for last weeks DDC challenge hosted by Charlene (LilLuvsStampin) to make a card or project around a quote you find on the Quote Garden site. I chose my inspiration from this wonderful quote by Christopher Reeves "Once you choose hope, anything's possible". Also, (2) you must incorporate some representation of time in your design.

My sentiment spoke to tomorrow and I also stamped images of a clock on my "quilt" panels which was for da Mudder's Teapot Tuesday Challenge. We were going to a quilt show and needed to show that snooty Aquilta the Hun that the teapartiers can do anything she can do only better!!! My sewing machine bit the dust so I had to add my stiching with the ribbon and I also added a little piercing, flowers, a button, silver pearls, and silver cording. The frame image was from Nina Brackett's Lovely Labels and the sentiment was from Gina K's Inside Out set. The frame was stamped with Melon Mambo and the flowers were colored with Copics.
Stamps: Gina K's Inside and Out, Nina Brackett's Lovely Labels, Artifacts by Stampin Up!
Paper: Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery, Basic Grey Sugar Rush dp, SU dp. White
Ink: Certainly Celery, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Copics, Silver Pearls, Nestabilities, Flowers, Button, Silver Cording, Papertrey Ribbon

This was made Monday for Splitcoast's CAS challenge to use two different shaped layers and the Technique Lover's Challenge to make a Vintage card. I just love vintage so I inked up my Rubbernecker Long Stemmed Rose and Vintage Background stamps and went to work!! The rose was colored with copics, cutout and layered on two different Nesties layers for the CAS challenge. The silk ribbon is the only embellishment.
Stamps: Rubbernecker Long Stemmed Rose and Rubbernecker Vintage Background
Paper: White, black dp scrap
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Ribbon, Nestabilities, Copics, Dimensionals

Sunday's Featured Stamper on Splitcoast was Vera......she has such a fabulous gallery with lots of inspriation!! I chose to case the GKDFEB10LM Sung from the Heart card....I kept the same layout and colors (my pink is a little peachier) but changed the theme, stamps, and added a ribbon. The images from Clear Dollar Stamps Sassy & Fabulous set were stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa onto Webster's Pages dp and colored with copics. The sentiment says "I enjoy the little things in, handbags, and jewelry".
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Sassy & Fabulous
Paper: White, Pure Luxury Chocolate Kiss, Pure Luxury Innocent Pink, Webster's Pages Postcards from Paris
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Ribbon, Buttons, Twine, Circle Punch, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Heart Folder, Copics, Dimensionals

My good friend Anne (Itsapassion) was the hostess for the Inspiration Challenge Saturday on Splitcoast and she had us go to the Ginko Paper store to find a little inspiration. I found lots of fun stuff .....finally chose the Animal Party Erasers as my inspiration. The adorable bee images from Clear Dollar Stamps Circle Chit Chat set was stamped with Versafine Black Onyx and embossed with clear ep. The circle was popped up with dimensionals and the wings were paper pieced with More Mustard. The circle for the chick from the same set was stamped onto white with So Saffron and the nose, wings, and feet were stamped with Pumpkin Pie, cutout, and popped up with glue dots. The sentiment is from CDS's Scenic Trees set and the scene paper is from Nikki Sivil's Willow Bee 6x6 pad. A button with twine finishes it off.This is also for the Saturday Spotlight With Hidden Potential Challenge to make a friendship card.
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Circle Chit Chat, Clear Dollar Stamps Scenic Trees
Paper: White, More Mustard, Kraft, Nikki Sivils Willow Bee dp, Basic Grey's Pheobe dp
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie,
Accessories: Circle Punch, Button, Twine, Clear ep, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by this morning.....hope your day is super special!!!!


Joanne Travis said...

Your cards are all fabulous, Joan! Each one is so different and so delightful showing your creative versatility. Awesome job again, my friend!

Cassie said...

Gorgeous cards, Joan! You've been one busy lady. I like how each card is so different from the next ;D

Tricia said...

Wow, Joan! Look at all those cards! And they are all wonderful. I hope you get a lot done so you can enjoy your kiddos next week!

Lisa Foster said...

WOW Joan! These are all fabulous! My jaw hit the floor with the Rose Card...that one is soooo elegant! They're all perfect!

Crystal said...

WOW Joan oh my word girl, these are all so GORGEOUS!!!! WOWZA!!!! My jaw dropped!!!! LOVE THEM!!! That rose looks soooo awesome!!! Hugs!

Kimberly S said...

Whoa made up for any posting time lost there! Busy, busy woman. lol Gorgeous cards, every one of them. From colors, to coloring, to dimensional effects and accents. Just Wow!

Holly said...

Dadgum! You been BUSY!!!!!! Love all these cards, Mom! The first one with the bright pinks and greens is gorgeous - love the flowers you put with these papers! :-)

Pretty-In-Ink said...

Wow! You have been busy! They are all fabulous! my personal fave is the first, What beautiful colours!

Fern said...

Gorgeous Cards, Joan!! I'm not for sure I could pick a favorite!! Each one is a work of art!!! Beautiful job on all of 'em, gf!!! Have fun next week with the grand kiddos!!! XXXX
BTW is'nt it just gorgeous today!! This is my kind of weather, temp in the 80's!!!!!

Lisa Lara said...

Oh my goodness your creations are gorgeous Joan. I love the silver pearls on the top card.

Katie Renz said...

Loads of goodness Joan, but I really like that Nina Bracket set! Very cool.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Joan these are great. The little bee is too fun! Great rose card, very pretty.

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER!! Joan, this is just amazing sweetie!! I just love all of these!! So bright and cheery each one of them!! TFS! HUGS

Shawna said...

Whoa! Joan! I love all four of these cards but the first two knocked my socks off. I love the first one with all its layers, the colors, and the embellies. Just so pretty. The red rose one ---- WOW! Stunning. Just so elegant and sexy!