Friday, April 16, 2010

Friday Morning Catch-Up!!

Good morning seems that Spring has sprung here in Central Texas...this old girl has been outside digging in the dirt most of the week!!! I spent all the grocery money on plants so it's peanut butter sandwichs and Mac and cheese for the next week...LOL!!!

I made this card yesterday for the sketch challenge on Splitcoast. I also made this for Anne Ryan's Queen For the Day challenge to Honor Linda (Snail)...Congrats, Linda!!!!! I chose to case her Many Thanks card. I kept the same colors and silhouette/butterfly theme but changed the sketch and stamps to Rubbernecker's Weeds images and Rubbernecker's Butterfly Inchies. The images were all stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and the butterflies were colored with copics. The papers are from Basic Grey's Origins and the ribbon finishes it off.
Stamps: Rubbernecker Weeds, Rubbernecker Butterfly Inchies
Paper: Garden Green, Black, Basic Grey Origins
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Ribbon, Copics, Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Scallop Punch

I made this card Tuesday for the color challenge on Splitcoast. The colors were Cameo Coral, Blush Blossom, and Ruby Red. The dessert option was Creamy caramel or Close to Cocoa. This is also for Sunday's Featured Stamper Challenge, the AWESOME Pat Smethers!! I cased her Virginia's Garden card....kept the same layout and theme but changed the colors, flowers, added buttons, used wood flourishes instead of die cuts, and changed the stamps to Rubbernecker's Weed image, Floral image, and sentiment. I also added a scalloped border along the side. I hope you are enjoying your week in the spotlight, are sooo deserving!!!
Stamps: Rubbernecker Sentiment, Rubbernecker Weed image #497-16, Flower image #496-03
Paper: Cameo Coral, Blush Blossom, Ruby Red, Making Memories dp
Ink: Ruby Red, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Wood Flourish, Flowers, Buttons, Martha Stewart Cording, Martha Stewart Fence Punch, Martha Stewart Scalloped Border Punch, Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Leaf Punch

The Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoast last Saturday was to make a card to honor our home state. I just had to make a card with our beautiful Texas Bluebonnets!! They are blooming in abundance everywhere now....the countryside looks gorgeous!! I used one of Rubbernecker's new release Weed images...the stamp was colored with markers, stamped on the white cs, and then a white gel pen was used to add the white highlights. The prima, button, and twine finish it off.
Stamps: Weed #497-01
Paper: White, The Paper Studio dp
Ink: Brilliant Blue and Old Olive Markers
Accessories: Nestabilities, Prima, Button, Twine

I got this adorable stamp from Auntie Amy's Stamps at CHA and finally had a chance to ink it up. The image was colored with copics and the dress and bow were paper pieced.
Stamps: Auntie Amy's
Paper: White, Black, SU dp
Ink: Memento Onyx Black
Accessories: Spellbinders Scalloped Border, Ribbon, Pearls, Nestabilities

Thanks for visiting today...hope your Friday is super special!!!


Cassie said...

Wow, you have been busy, Joan! I love all these cards! Sounds like pbj's and mac n' cheese are a pretty good trade off for some beautiful flowers, hehe ;D

Tricia said...

What lovely card, Joan! I especially like the pink Just Because one with the swirls. It's gorgeous!!!

Kimberly S said...

You must be thinking all about Spring many beautiful flowers! All gorgeous cards! Love how you stamped the 'weed's and butterflies right onto the DP on the first card, love the colors and layout of the second, the lovely blue flowers on the third, and everything about the last one is amazing. That image is adorable, and the black accents really make everything stand out. Such a fabulous job on all of them! :)

Chriss Blagrave said...

Wow, you have out-done yourself ! I love all of the cards, flowers, scallops, beautiful butterflies, details, details, details. Lovely.
I get the "spent all of the money on flowers" thing too...;)
Have a great day!

JulieA said...

THUD! (that's the sound of my jaw hitting the floor!) Wow, these are gorgeous!!! And I can't believe that you were able to pump all of these out. They're amazing! I love all of your details. Thanks for sharing with us...these are a great inspiration!

Fern said...

Another set of gorgeous cards, Joan!!
Love that bg paper on the butterfly one and your image is beautiful!!!
The one for the color challenge is gorgeous!! I love the way you stamped around the white layer. The flowers, die cut leaves and buttons are just beautiful!!!
OMWord and the bluebonnets, aren't they just gorgeous this year!!! And so is this card!!!! The white bg just makes them stand out so beautifully!!
And finally, your Antie Amy's Stamp is super, super cute!! Love the black on this one!!!! Really makes everything "pop"!!
Is it raining up their today? It is here, so that makes it a perfect day to scrap.. I've had the little ones since Wednesday, and even though I'm off today, I still took them to daycare this morning.. Grandma needed some "ME" time!!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend gf!!!! XXXX

Crystal said...

AWW Joan you have been a busy lady...WOW all of these are AWESOME!! I LOVE LOVE how you used that origins paper..WOW!!!

Dawn B. said...

Wow have you been busy... I love all of these. You are so good at using your dp and then you change it up and go with the white.. Really nicely done.. You always give me so much eye candy in just one post..:)
Love the bluebonnets.. They must be so pretty.

I cracked up at the grocery money comment.. I do that too but usually it is for stamps..HAHA..Don't tell my husband..

Shawna said...

You have been very busy! All of these are just gorgeous Joan!!!

Julia Aston said...

Wow Joan - wonderful cards - I'm so old - I already forget the details when I get here to the comments section - Love the weeds one with the butterflies and pretty DP - and that cute little old fashioned girl (like in our elementary school books huh!?!?!) and the labels 10 framing stems look so colorful!

Joanne (jojot) said...

I had to giggle at Julia's comment above....I forget the details too....however, I never forget how in awe I am of your your sketch card,...deep, rich in color and the gingham nestie on the CAS floral card......what a sweetie of a little girl..and yep does remiind me of illustrations in the old school books......and well....the colors of the CC rocked that color combo....

hope you are having a wonderful weekend


Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Oh Joan, you always make the most amazing cards! Wow-wee!!!!


Corie said...

WOW - WOW - WOW -- these are super fabulous!!

Dawn Easton said...

Joan, you are amazing girl! All of these cards are fantastic!!! So many wonderful elements on each one! Just the perfect details, as always!
Glad you finally got to ink up that new stamp too! Doesn't it feel good?! lol

Liz Williams said...

Wow, Joan,I am so glad I stopped by to see this wonderful paper garden you have cultivated over here on your blog!! These are all just amazing!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

All wonderful cards Joan. I especially like the clean and classy one with the oval framing on the white. hee hee Your pink card is super pretty and the little girl is just sweet as all get out.