Monday, June 7, 2010

Masculine and Feminine

Hello everyone....we rented Invictus and watched it last night and boy was it good, especially Matt Damon...he is sooo easy to look at!!! I spent most of the weekend making my swap cards...40 packets for the North Texas Swap my DD Holly and I are going to next weekend. I love going to swaps and meeting such wonderful stampers but the prep work can be a little overwhelming!! Maybe if I didn't wait till the last minute.....oh well!!! Anyway, on with the show!!

I have several Father's Day cards to make this week so I'm starting out with a double challenge. The TLC challenge this week is to make the card personal and to use your favorite technique. My father was in the Navy and he loves cards that have water or ship themes. This sentiment and light house image from Flourishes A Guiding Light set from Stampers Dream was just perfect for his Father's Day card. My favorite technique is distressing so I roughed up all the edges. This is also for the CAS challenge to use a quote, saying, or verse as the main image.
I made this card yesterday for the Featured Stamper Challenge on Splitcoast. Nikki (Nikkischmaltz) was chosen as the Featured Stamper this week...this is the first time I have been to Nikki's gallery and it's sooo AWESOME!!! I chose to case the beautiful Think Pink card. I kept the same basic layout, the color pink, and the pearl flourishes but changed the main image from a circle to oblong, changed the stamps to Clear Dollar Stamps Scripture Children set, changed the designer paper and added the lace and flowers.
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Scripture Children
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Basic Grey's Bittersweet dp
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Gathered Stampin Up! Ribbon, Pink Satin Flowers, Gold Cording, Leaves, Lace, Pink Pearl Flourishes, Martha Stewart Scalloped Border Punch, Nestabilieties, Foam Tap

I planted 2 tomato plants this year and we were sooo excited to see a red one clear at the bottom of the plant. I had to laugh when we picked it cause it's just a little looks more like a red pepper!!!
I'll let you know if it tastes ok.....

This is a picture of my DGD Mackenzie at her awards program last week....she had a great 4th grade and can't wait to be a 5th grader!!

Mackenzie sang Jesus at the Wheel at her talent show last Thursday....she did a FABULOUS job!!! She has the sweetest voice and sounds like an angel!!!
Matthew was at the talent show, too, and danced with Grandma at the end when all the teachers boogied on the stage...I just love to see kids and teachers having fun!!!

Thanks for stopping by today...I better get supper over with quick cause the Bachelorette is on tonight...I just love girl power...Whoohoo!!!


Crystal said...

AWW Joan Darling pics of the grand babies....Your cards are just wonderful, I LOVE your dad card and how you did that ribbon...Your second one is sooo pretty with those colors and gorgeous arrangement of flowers!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What gorgeous photo of your grandkids!! YOur cards are always. Love that sentiment on the dad's card and your ribbon treatment!! The second one is so feminine and gorgeous!

Kimberly S said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the simplicity of the masculine card, and the pretty pink embellishments of your Think Pink card!
Oh, I totally thought that was a red pepper! I can see now that it's a tomato, but had you not said so I would have missed it. lol The kids are adorable, so great that you're close to all of them. :)

Jerri Jimenez said...

Gorgeous designs Joan! Great pics of the grandkids as well, looks like they're having a blast!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh goodness Joan, your grandkids are adorable! Love the pictures!

Your cards are both amazing, as always ;)

Your first card is a great masculine card! Love how you tied the ribbon!

Your second card is so pretty! I LOVE that silhouette image!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awwww, what sweet pics of the grand kids!

Your cards are always so beautifully done, girl. My favorite is that masculine card. Such PERFECT colors and I MUST try tying little knots on twill like that...SUCH a great accent!

Anne said...

Awww!! This whole post made me smile from the amazing cards to the funky tomato and the adorable pics of the kiddies!! They grow so fast Joan (the kids AND the tomatoes - LOL)!! Keep taking pictures!!

ChristineCreations said...

I just love your Flourishes Card! Great use of that set which I just love :)

Such cute grandkids too!

Joanne (jojot) said...

I sooo enjoyed looking at your fab grandchildren that I almost forgot what your CARDs looked like....

I especially love those silhouetted children

Chrissy D said...

Beautiful children and WONDERFUL projects!!