Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Love Birds and Celebrations!!

Good morning everyone.....It's getting warm here in Texas!!! We have been in the 90's this week and they expect us to reach 100 by Sunday...yikes!!! What's a girl to do but stay in the house and stamp!!! I made this card for the color challenge on Stamp TV. This was Carla's first color challenge and she chose brown, green, and vanilla. I used Basic Grey's Cappella dp on the background and the images were from Nina's Elegant Post set. Mellow Moss was sponges around the birdcage and the top of the birdcage was colored with copics. The Prima, leaves, pearls, ribbon, and Nesties Shapes finish it off. The sketch is Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #115.
Stamps: Elegant Post
Paper: Pure Luxury Ivory, Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown, Basic Grey's Cappella dp
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Mellow Moss
Accessories: Prima, Leaves, Nestabilities, Ribbon, Brown Pearls, Copics

This is one of the cards I made for my Grandchildren's graduation/awards programs. We have 6 programs to attend so each one of them will receive a card and a little mad money...aren't Grandparents wonderful people...LOL!!! This was pretty simple...since it was for one of my DGSs, it had to be masculine with the stars and fun colors. I used an old Stampin Up! stamp and the paper was from Creative Impressions. He may overlook the ribbon as long as it has the awesome looking clip....I'll let ya know if it passes the cool test!!!
Stamps: Stampin Up! (I don't know the name of the set)
Papers: Vanilla, Real red, Not Quite Navy, Creative Impressions dp
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Stampin Up! Star Punch, PTI Enchanted Evening Ribbon, Button, Clip

I just had to share Cody's special day with you...he felt sooo good about himself!!

He received 9 awards yesterday morning...he has worked so hard this year!!! We are sooo proud of him...Cody is such a wonderful young man!!! Do I sound like a proud Grandma....yup!!

Thanks so much for dropping by .....have a great day!!!


Crystal said...

AWW Joan this is soooooo pretty, LOVE the dp and that wonderful image!!! Gorgeous design girl! AWWW what great pictures of Cody he looks sooooo proud!!! DARLING!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Congratulations to Cody!...and proud Grandma too ;)

Your cards are gorgeous Joan, as always! So creative and elegant, love that vanilla/brown/green. Have a great week!

Kimberly S said...

Beautiful cards! The Love Birds are so sweet, and the colors and so warm and earthy. Your Celebrate card is so fun, and perfect for so many different celebrations!

Wow, 9 awards, how awesome! You certainly have every right to be so very proud of him, and of all of the kids. :)

jdmommy said...

The lovebirds card is so pretty.I love the sponging on the nestie and the wonderful flower. The card for Cody is perfect for a little boy who is the star of the day! hugs to him, and for you for sharing how sweet and wonderful he is!!

The Stamper's Touch said...

You have every right to brag Grandma, that's one special Grandson you have!!!!!!!

Your cards are FAB-U-LOUS Joan!!! I love 'em both!!!!


Julia Aston said...

Love the papers and beautiful flower on your first card Joan! and that congrats card is SO fun with all the stars - 9 awards for Cody! way to go little guy!!!

Taylor said...

What a pretty card, Joan! I love that nestie shape for this sketch!

Susan (rainy) said...

Holy Smokes!! That card is GORGEOUS, Joan. The green and brown and vanilla color scheme is so elegant.

Love your card for your grandchild, too. Great pics!!

Maria Matter said...

Thanks for sharing Cody with us, he's a adorable and looks so proud!!!

beautiful cards Joan!!

The birdcage card is so elegant with your paper and gorgeous flower!!

Love the celebrate card too, all the different patterned stars are fabulous!


Pat (mspfd) said...

These are gorgeous. Love what you did with the color challenge! What a great card.
And your grandson's card could not be more perfect. Look at that big smile on his face! What a wonderful school memory to treasure!

Sheila said...

Congratulations to Cody for all his awards! I don't know if this is a Texas "THING", but I love how the schools give out these awards. You made absolutely beautiful cards for your grand babies. AWESOME!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Your card w/lovebirds is gorgeous- love the inking on the nestie and the pretty flower too! The stars card is very very nice too- I love that clip and the great ribbon- and of sourse the stars. Speaking of which, oh my stars- what alot of awards- awesome for him to work so hard and be rewarded so nicely! Good for him- hope you do not go broke with all of the end of year events and gifts!

Rose Ann said...

I love your birds, and the papers are so beautiful with the image! Love your gorgeous flower too!! What a great patriotic card as well!! Love the stars and stripes!!

A huge congratulations to Cody!! Nine awards is AWESOME!! That's every subject, isn't it? ;)

Fern said...

You have every right to be a proud Grandma!! WAY TO GO CODY ~ 9 AWARDS!! AWESOME!!!!
Oh, and your cards are absolutely gorgeous!!!! The first one is so beautiful, I love the colors and the flower is perfect!!! The second one is perfect for a graduation for one of the grandchildren!!! I bet they loved it.. You are such a wonderful Grandma, Joan!!! Hope you have a great day!! Hugs!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful, oh I love the papers and that flower. Great patriotic card. Whoho... That is a lot of awards, I loved the kiddy graduations. They made me smile and cry all in one. hee hee

Katie Renz said...

Yay... you should be a proud Grandma! Love your cards, but I'm inspired by your card with Nina's stamp set... I need to ink mine up.

Joanne (jojot) said...

Congrats to Cody....High Fives, dude!!! your always give me inspiration and ideas on detailwork.....