Thursday, May 13, 2010

Flowers, Flowers, and more Flowers!!

After spending 3 hours in the dentist's chair this morning, it sure was nice to get into my craft room, especially before the pain meds wore off...LOL!! The dentist completed the 3 root canals he started last Thursday but had a heck of a time finding my calcified roots....I think I would rather have a baby than go through that again!!!!! Anyway...

The Ways to Use It Challenge on Splitcoast was to use distressing. This is also for the Queen for the Day challenge #8 to honor Lynn (allee's). Lynn has such a fabulous gallery....I finally picked her allee's CAS58 card to case. I kept the same basic layout, theme, and colors. I added the oval distressed image layer and matting, Groovy Guave ribbon and butterflies with pearls. I changed the stamps to Nina Brackett's Lovely Shelf set, changed the designer paper to Stampin Up!, and added the scalloped border at the bottom. Lynn...I hope you have enjoyed you week with the are sooo deserving!!!!!!
Stamps: Lovely Shelf by Nina Bracket for Gina K. Designs
Paper: Ocean Mist, Chocolate Brown, White, Stampin Up! dp
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Copics, Nestabilities, Ribbon, Pearls, Martha Stewart Scalloped Border Punch, MS Butterfly Punch
This is also for a few other challenges:
1. Meljen's Designs Challenge_ Flowers and Blooms
2. PaperPlay Challenges - brown and -------
3. Totally Terrific Thursdays - anything goes
4. ABC Challenge - U for unsued stash (my Groovy Guava ribbon is 3 years old...yikes!!
5. For Fun Challenge - anything card but must use a stamp (Gina K.)
6. La La Land Crafts - anything goes
7. Simple Doodles - you are on my mind
I made this card last Tuesday for the Color Challenge on Splitcoast to use Melon Mambo and Soft Suede with a dessert option to use wood grained something.
The kite and dandelion images from Clear Dollar Stamps Air Flair set were stamped with Melon Mambo and the stems and sentiment were stamped the Soft Suede. The kite was stamped twice and one was cutout and popped up with dimensionals. The resin frame was colored with a copic to look like wood and the buttons, ribbon, and punched background finish it off.
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Air Flair
Paper: Melon Mambo, Soft Suede, White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Soft Suede
Accessories: Resin Frame, Ribbon, Martha Stewart Scalloped Border Punches, Buttons, Twine, Dimensionals

The Featured Stamper on Splitcoast Sunday was Lori (ltecler)!! Congrats, Lori!!! What a fabulous gallery...I found several cards I wanted to case but finally settled on Lori's USCAC5 You are Fabulous card. I kept the same layout but changed the colors, papers, and the stamps to Clear Dollar Stamps Tag Blessings. The image was stamped with Elegant Eggplant onto Prism Iced Yellow and the paper is BoBunny's Jazmyne.

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Tag Blessings
Paper: Prism Iced Yellow, Kiwi Kiss, Elegant Eggplant, BoBunny Jazmyne dp
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Nestabilities, Top Note die, Button, Ribbon,


Chriss Blagrave said...

Oh Joan, these cards are all so beautiful! You really brought them all to life with the rich colours and patterns and the movement that you created in the last!

Crystal said...

Joan these are GORGEOUS!!!! I LOVE how you colored the image on the first creation and added those pearls and darling butterflies!!! EEEEK The kite is sooooooo SUPER SWEET on your second card gf...and those added buttons...Just perfect!!!! Your third wow wow LOVE the layout and those beautiful colors!!! Great creations Joan!!! Such beauty to look at!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are beautiful, Joan! Such wonderful colors and fab details. Please don't mention root canal. Had to have my first this year. Big Huge Ouch!

Marion E. said...

Oh I feel for you on your canal... Girl I had it as well... I agree having a baby is more easy and the result so much more fun... LOL
And I have to be honest.. what a great job that you could do some crafting. Love all the cards you made and the first one is the cutest.
Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images TTT. Hope you wil be back to show more of your great work.

fi's cards and crafts said...

oh what beautiful cards..really pretty.


Shelly's Images said...

ugh....sorry to hear about the morning at the dentist office. Your projects are stunning. I love your punch work. And the little butterfly embellishments on the first card are just the right touch.

Thanks a million for joining us at Shelly's Images for our TTT Challenge! Come back soon. :)

Rose Ann said...

Oh Joan...they all are so beautiful!! I especially love the colors, papers, and pearl accents on your Lovely Shelf card!!

Tracey said...

Wow! These are all so gorgeous :)

Thanks for joining us at For Fun & hope to see you again.


Min @ Kaymin Kreations said...

OUCH on the Dental work!

What absolutely gorgeous work you do - your cards are amazing!

Thanks so much for playing with us at Shelly's Images! We'd love to have you join us again next week!
Hugs & Happy Days!

CraftinGranny said...

Stunning cards! Love them all!!! I'd have a hard time picking out a favorite of these 3 as they are all gorgeous.

Thanks so much for joining us at For Fun Challenges this week. Hope to see you back next week.
"Hugs" Granny (Carol)

Helen Dooley said...

What gorgeous cards! Thanks so much for sharing with us at For Fun this week.

Lynn McAuley said...

No one loves flowers more than me!!! What gorgeous cards, Joan!!

Thanks for taking part in QFTD08! I am so honored!!

stampqueen said...

Oh I hope you feel ok after the pain meds slacked off - my mouth was puckering up just thinking about it!!!
Love your cards today - especially the first one - love the distressed edges.
I have a blogroll on the side of my blog for "Creative and Crafty Nurses" would you mind if I added you?

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Gorgeous, Joan! You've used some of my favorite papers here.

Maria Matter said...

so beautiful Joan! love those fancy borders!!!
enjoy your wknd!

Scrappy said...

Lovely work Joan! Your attention to detail is amazing! Gorgeous job on all of them!

Thanks so much for joining us for TTT at Shelly's Images! We hope you will be back to join us again soon!

Kristie said...

Fabulous cards!! I really love that Gina K stamp in the first card. Thanks for joining in at For Fun Challenges!

Katie Renz said...

Oh my Joan, they are all incredible. I love that border die on the Air Flair card!

Mary Ski said...

Great cards. Thanks for sharing your creativity with For Fun Challenge

Rose said...

what beautiful cards! love the first one :) thanks for playing on SD
i am right there with you ..... would rather give birth then go to the dentist lol

Anne said...

Oh Joan honey! So sorry about the trama at the dentist!! Ughhh! Hope youre doing better!! Your stamping is phenomenal as always!! I want your drugs!! LOL!! Hugs GF!

Kim Yu said...

These are so pretty! Thanks a bunch for playing along with us this week at La La Land Crafts!

Corie said...

All of these are absolutely FABULOUS!!

Cheryl said...

All 3 cards are gorgeous! I love the color combo and the little butterflies you added on the one entered in the "Flowers & Blooms" challenge at Meljen's Designs. Thank you for joining us. I hope you will join us for our new challenge on Thursday.

Mandy said...

These are all beautiufl Joan. I don't envy you spending all that time at the dentists.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
hugs Mandy xx

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Joan, your work is WONDERFUL! I LOVE all your cards and so great the variety you have here. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Shelly's images:)

1LuvnMama said...

Luv-ly! Thanks for joining us at La-La Land Crafts!

merniebug said...

Beautiful beautiful cards Joan. I love all your cards--and those flowers. As far as I'm concerned, you're a Winner with a capital W. Thanks from the Meljen's design team for joining us in this weeks challenge and from me especially so I get the chance to see your beautiful work.

Irina said...

Oh WOW!!! Lovely cards!! LOVE them all!!! Thank you SO MUCH for playing along with us at La-La Land Crafts!!
:) Irina

Maureen said...

Great projects - thanks for sharing! ~Maureen, La-La Land Crafts DT

Sprytebyrd said...

Such beautiful cards!!! I love them all!
Thanks so much for joining us in our "Flowers & Blooms" challenge at Meljen's Designs!! Good Luck!
♥Dee (Spryte)♥

Bev said...

so pretty soft and elegant.. fabulous job.. hope you'll play along again at Shelly's Images on TTT