Saturday, May 1, 2010

Saturday Play time!!

Hello everyone...hope you are all having a great weekend!!! We went to my DGS's baseball game the other night and I gotta tell ya, that was one exciting game!!! This was Cody's first game ever and he did a real good job!! They lost in the bottom of the last inning by one was one of those nail biting games!!! Cody had his own cheering squad...there were 11 adults and 5 kids from our family that showed up....Cody was grinning from ear to ear!!! Anyway...enough of this old grandma's ramblings!! I was going to upload some pictures but they are on a CD and I have to figure out how to transfer them to my camers program so I can reduce the size and save, first. If anyone knows how to do that, come on over!!!

Now, down to business...LOl!!! I have been busy crafting today and I thought I would share....the first card uses a Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Booklets picture. It was framed with a chipboard frame that was stamped with a canvas background stamp and sponged with Mellow Moss. The papers are from K&Co. Life's Journey dp. I sewed 2 layers of the paper on and distressed both layers so the bottom layer peeks through. The lace, grungeboard, buttons, ribbon, flowers, and the Glimmer Chip bird finishes it off.
Stamps: Canvas Background
Paper: Prism Intense Azalea and Always Artichoke, K&Co dp
Ink: So Saffron, Mellow Moss
Accessories: Prima, Pearls, Buttons, Chipboard Frame, Ribbon, Grungeboard, Glimmer Chip Bird, Sewing Machine, Lace, Crafty Secrets picture

Rubbernecker Stamps has released several African images this month....this image is called Joelle. I made this card for the Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoast today...Anne chose the coolest site called Jazz it Up. I found inspiration from the green, black, and white striped glass reminded me of the Basic Grey Origins Paper. So I dug it out and colored my new African Woman with copics. I added the raffia, button, and ribbon in the background.

Stamps: Rubbernecker African American Figure
Paper: Garden Green, Black, white, Basic Grey's Origins dp
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Raffia, Button, Long Rectangle Nesties, Twill Ribbon, Martha Stewart Scallop Punch Border

I just love to paper piece and the Fashion Lady images from Rubbernecker are just perfect for me to play with!! Maryanne was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and everything but the dress and hat was colored with copics. The dress and hat were paper pieced with K&Co Life's Journey dp...the front and back of one sheet. I sewed around the edges and the bottom corner was flipped up and zig zagged at an angle for a little interest. The wood flourish, lace, pearls, and primas finish it off.

Recipe: Stamps: Rubbernecker Fashion
Lady called Maryanne
Paper: Vanilla, Prism Island Mist Medium, Prism Suede Brown Dark, K&Co dp
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa,
Accessories: Lace, Wood Flourish, Pearls, Flowers, Sewing Machine, Nestabilities, Copics

Thanks for coming by today....hope you have a great weekend!!!!


Lisa Lara said...

Way to go Cody! I love the vintage card Joan. wow. Love Joelle and Maryanne. Those look like fun stamps to play with. I love the colors you chose for Joelle.

Kimberly S said...

Sounds like a fun time at the baseball game, and that's really what counts (those happy memories!).

Gorgeous cards! Yes, you always amaze me with the varity Joan! Your vintage card is so pretty from that darling image to all of the pretty elements. Wow, love the colors you put together for your Joelle card (that looks like such fun to color!) and the DP is a lovely match! Love the paper piecing on your fashion lady image, again a fabulous match to the background DP! Thanks so much for all of the inspiration! :)

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful cards and designs, Joan! Love the richness and details of the vintage cards! Fabulously done!

Harriet Skelly said...

Wow I love all of these - they look like fun images to play with! Please stop by my blog and pick up the Sunshine Blog Award! Hugs, Harriet

Sandra said...

More gorgeous creations Joan. Just love the African card you made, the colours are perfect.... this one has to be my favourite so far!
Glad that the Baseball game went well. Baseball isn't as big over here in the UK, but when I was growing up my cousins played in the 'Crawley Giants' team and I remember going to support them every weekend. Happy times!
Sandra x

Renkata said...

Very Pretty cards.
I love the stapms from Rubernecker, I don't have any of them, but sure want too.

Shawna said...

Fabulous cards Joan! I love that first one, so vintagy and pretty, and the paper pieced one is wonderful --- I love paper piecing!! The coloring on the African woman is subperb. You have been a busy girl! Keep all that fabulous inspiration coming!

Celeste said...

Absolutely beautiful. It makes me want to buy these stamps, especially Joelle.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Joan, these are amazing creations. What great details and gorgeous designs. TSM for sharing.

Margie said...

Joan, I love your creations!! They are so beautiful!
Thank you for visiting my blog.

Francie G. said...

Wowza! Joan, these are fabulous! Can't pick a fav! They are all beautiful!

Ceal said...

Wow Joan these are Beautiful! Gorgeous! I love the vintage cards, the first one is my favorite

Chrissy D said...

Three FANTASTIC cards! Love the vintage feel of the top one and the chipboard on the third. beautifully done Joan!

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Wow! Fantastic cards! I really love the vintage one; and the origins paper goes so great with the African image. Looks like you had a fun play day!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Sounds like you had a great time at the game. Your cards are wonderful. Very pretty and unique each one.

Melisa Waldorf said...

Hi Joan. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I love your vintage collage at the top! and that woman image is awesome!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Wow, such beautiful cards, Joan! Love the last one especially.

I know you already received this from Harriet, but in appreciation for all the sweet comments you've left for me, I have also got the Sunshine award for you on my blog...

Lynn McAuley said...

What an awesome array of wonderfulness, Joan!! Your cards are divine!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

These are beautiful, Joan. I think the first one is my favorite....just LOVIN' the colors and papers.

Those close games ARE such fun to go to. Brag on your grandkids ALLLLL you want, girl. :)

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are all fabulous, Joan! I especially like the 40's style woman. Wonderful images to work with. Got you all added to my blog list so now I can find you!

JulieA said...

I love the story of your grandson's grin!!!!! What great fun with the whole family! Oh, and I like your cards, too. :-D

tWiNkLestamper said...

Gorgeous cards! My fave is the vintage...I'll probably swing back and check that one out again! I love a successful weekend!! ~LIsa

Maria Matter said...

Oh Joan, always such fabulous makes! These are just gorgeous!!! love that brown/teal card, some of my fav colors!!
take care

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love all of these cards Joan, the elegant/shabby angel girls with those heavenly colours, African garb so beautifully coloured and matched with dp, trims and stitching and your vintage gal, so very chic! That beautiful wood flourish is an amazing touch of class!

Love to hear about your GS introduction to the baseball and family support and cheers!