Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sunday Stamping

Hello everyone....hope your Sunday was super fun!!!!!! We have had a crazy busy week with school graduations, programs, and our big family birthday party yesterday but first I want to tell you about the cards I made this afternoon. This one is for the Queen for the Day challenge on Splitcoast to honor Grace Nywening (scrappigramma2). Whoa...doesn't Grace have the most amazing gallery!!!!!!???!!!!!! It took me 2 days to find a card that I could case and still do justice to her design!!! Every card in Grace's gallery is sooo gorgeous and elegant...I am sooo in awe of her talents!!! I finally decided to case her Octagonal Framed Scripture card. I kept the same basic layout with the frame, flowers, and pierced corners but changed the colors, stamps, frame shape, and added the bird and ribbons. The sentiment stamp from Rubbernecker was stamped in Old Olive over the stamped flower image from Rubbernecker's Floral Silhouettes #467 set onto the Basic Grey dp. The frame was colored with cream acrylic paint and them sponged with Pink Pirouette, stamped with Rubbernecker's Script and Canvas background stamps, and sponged a little with Regal Rose ink. The flowers, leaves, gold cording, and the bird were all attached with glue dots and sewing was done around the background edges.

I made this card for today's Featured Stamper Challenge to honor Emily (Scoopy)...this is my first time to visit Emily's gallery and what a treat!!! She has so many awesome CAS cards to case!!! I finally decided on her Holiday Drinks card...I kept the same layout and theme but changed the color of the card base from red to white, added the red matting layer and the ribbon, and changed the stamps to Rubbernecker's Birthday Borders set for the drinks and RN's Party Time set for the sentiment.
Stamps: Rubbernecker Party Time amd Rubbernecker Birthday Borders
Paper: White, Old Olive, Real Red
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Nestabilities, Ribbon, Cuttlebug and the Dotted Swiss Folder, Copics

We went to Caitlyn's Pre-K program Friday night...those little two year olds are sooo cute..Caitlyn is the littlest one in her class.

Can ya tell we live in Texas...even the two year olds wear cowboy boots!!!

This is our son Steve, his wife Christina, and their children, Ryan and Caitlyn....they are such a sweet little family!!!

We went to Cole's kindergarten graduation Friday morning....he was sooo excited to have his dad, our son Brian, and his Grandpa George there!!

Here he is receiving his diploma......

Congrats, Cole!!!!!!

We celebrated our May/June birthday party on Saturday. We had 7 birthdays and 2's getting kinda hard to keep them all straight!!!!! Cole got a bike from his parents...pretty cool!!

Holly made the cupcakes and Steve and Brian are getting them all lit....we had a lot of help blowing them out!!!

My dear sweet Mom and my youngest DGS Jacob!!

We have 4 more school programs next week.....stay tuned for more pictures!!!! Thanks for stopping by...have a great week!!!!


Kimberly S said...

Gorgeous cards Joan! I love the color combination in the first one, and the frame, bird and flowers are so pretty! I'm a big fan of CAS, and your second card is fabulous! Those little drinks are so cute, and the ribbon is just perfect!
Wow, what a busy time of year for you, but how fun to see all of the kids in their programs and graduations! :)

Julia Aston said...

I love your family Joan! How cute are those kids and what fun celebrations!!!

Love your cards too - the sentiment bird and pretty flowers on the first - and the lovely CAS design on the 'drinks' card!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful family you have. Thanks for sharing all those photos!!

Great cards, too. I love the look of the tiny roses with the cord on the first one.

Happy Memorial Day, *orange buddy*. :)

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a wonderful post.....fab family.....and gorgeous cards....can't go wrong with either of those...amazes me that you have time to stamp with all the festivities....enjoy, my friend

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous cards- Love the pink frame and the pink flowers on the first one- and love the CAS 2nd card. You have been busy and it sure looks like you are enjoying yourself with the little ones- graduations and all! Have a wonderful weekend!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hey roomie! First, your cards are both amazing! I love that first one and look at you go all CAS on me! LoVE them both!

What an adorable family. Your grandchildren are CUTE!! Hugs,

Saskia said...

Lovely cards!!
Thanks for sharing the family-photo's!!!!

Saskia :)

Jerri Jimenez said...

Gorgeous cards Joan, I love the roses! The family pics are so much fun, thanks for sharing! I know you're having a blast with the little ones! You definitely have "gramma's bragging rights" . . . LOL!

Lynn McAuley said...

What a beautiful creation in honor of Grace!! Gorgeous work, Joan!!

Thanks for sharing these delightful photos of your family!! How proud you must be!!!

Harriet Skelly said...

Beautiful cards Joan! I absolutely loved seeing the photos of your family - what an awesome clan!!

Susan (rainy) said...

Joan! TFS all the wonderful photos of your beautiful family. Love the pre-school pics with the little ones all dressed up. SO CUTE!!

Oh yes.. the cards are wonderful, too!

Dawn Easton said...

Joan, your cards are fabulous! Love all the details on your first one and your CAS card is awesome! I struggle with

What WONDERFUL pictures of your family! I really wish my family lived closer and we were able to celebrate such special occasions together!

maryr917 said...

this is a beautiful card joan and a great tribute to grace-thanks for sharing all the family pictures-there is nothing like family time and making memories

Melisa Waldorf said...

Beautiful tribute to Grace. I don't know her well but hang out over at the Layers of Colors site at SNR and she seems so sweet. And I love your clean and simple card as well. Have a wonderful week!