Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Birds, Cupcakes, and a Sundance Update

Hello everyone!!! Hope all is going well with you!!! We are still busy working on my son's house and taking care of the horses in the evenings. It has been in the 100+ degrees for several days but according to the news we are to have a cold spell at the end of the week...temps in the 90's...LOL!!! Well, it's better than 106!!! Anyway....on with the show!!

It took me 2 days to finish this's for the Sketch challenge on Splitcoast and the Color Challenge on Splitcoast to use Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, and Old Olive....yikes!!! What a combo!!! I kinda struggled with the colors because they were so bold but after two days and lots of trial and error, it finally came together!! I used the adorable There She Goes stamp set called Birdie Wishes...used the snowflake embossing folder on the background and the paper ric rac, and popped the little blue bird just for fun!!!
Stamps: Birdie Wishes form TSG
Paper: White, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Pacific Point
Ink: same as paper plus Basshful Blue, Barely Banana
Accessories: Silver pearls, Ric Rac die, Snowflakes embossing folder, Nestabilities, Round Circle Punch

This is the card I made for the Featured Stamper Challenge on Splitcoast to honor Heather (princessheather). I was really excited to see Heather as Featured Stamper...she is such an awesome stamper!!! Heather's gallery is sooo fabulous...I spent quite a while there looking at all her beautiful cards. I finally decided to case her CAS22 Happy Birthday Cupcakes card. I kept the same cupcake theme, piercing, colors, and pearls but changed the stamps to Rubbernecker's Party Time, changed the embossed background, and added a bow with a button.
Stamps: Rubbernecker Party Time
Paper: Vanilla, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics, Ribbon, Vutton, Floss, Stickles, Pearls, Cuttlebug, Embossed Frame Folder

Sundance Update

A couple of months ago we adopted another rescue horse named Sundance...she is a Morgan with such a sweet disposition. She looked pretty pitiful when we got her but as of today she has gained about 100 lbs and is doing great!!!
We take them over the fence to our daughter Holly's back yard to graze a little in the evenings. Since we have cows and donkeys sharing our pasture, our grass is not as plush. How would you like to mow a back yard like that??? Yikes!!
Midnight and Sundance love my husband George....they follow him around like little puppies and this is what it is like when he gets in the truck to leave....too funny!!!

They are saying goodby....
Thanks for dropping by today....hope you have a great day!!!


Dawn B. said...

This card is perfect for the color challenge Joan.. LOVE that set.. It is one of my favs.. Sundance looks fantastic.. SO happy about that..Stay cool. It is hot here in NC too.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These cards are both so beautiful. I love your Christmas card and your card with the pure white. So elegant. Sundance looks so happy and healthy. Fun photos!

Crystal said...

Joan these are beautiful creations girl...What great pics of sundance....awwwww thanks for sharing!!!

*Vicki* said...

Joan, your cards are gorgeous!! You did such a wonderful job with the Sketch and color challenges!! :)

What a beautiful horse!! TFS! HUGS

Sheila Bennett said...

What a great Christmas card. I love the unusual colors and theme of the card. Great thinking outside the box.

Kimberly S said...

What beautiful cards Joan! :) Aww...Sundance and Midnight are both looking beautiful! They look well loved, and just perfect. Thanks so much for sharing the photos! :)

Barb said...

Joan, these cards are beautiful! I love the colors you chose for the Christmas card -- very creative! The cupcakes in the second card are scrumptiously displayed in the embossing window. It looks like a lovely pastry shop window!

Gotta give some love to the horses, too! What handsome creatures!


Cindy said...

Love your cards! So happy to see a Sundance update - she looks great!

Harriet Skelly said...

I love your cards Joan! I really love reading and seeing the pictures of your horses! I love that last one - saying goodbye to George!!

Paula said...

Joan, your cards are Fabulous! How did you do the shading on the white card stock, Cool!

And your cupcake card is just Yummy! Wonderful job on Featured Stamper Challenge, I've not tried it yet but, hope to soon.

Your horses are Adorable! Thanks for visiting my blog your blog is Awesome and full of Cute, Cute, Cute ideas! Have a Great day!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Both cards are just fabulous Joan!! I love the ornaments hanging from the branch with the birdie on top. And then the rick-rack trim...awesome!! The white embossing with the pastel cupcakes is STUNNING!! And then there are the sweet horses!! How precious are they!!!! So glad Sundance is doing so well!!

Susan (rainy) said...

Two beautiful and festive cards, Joan. And thanks for the Sundance update. Loved looking at the photos and reading about how Midnight and Sundance are thriving. The 'goodbye' photo is so sweet.

Michele said...

Both of your cards are fabulous!! My son (13) got to ride a horse for the first time in Indiana this summer....and then again when he went to camp for a week. He is in love! NExt year he wants to do a "Horse Camp." He would love to take riding lessons......we'll have to see about that! : )

maryr917 said...

2 beautiful cards joan-love the christmas card in the non-traditional colors-they may be bold colors but this card looks great
such a sweet card for the fs challenge as well
loved seeing the sundance pictures-thanks for sharing

Shawna said...

Love your cheerful little Christmas card and the birthday card is so sweet and feminine. Love them both! And thank you so much for the Sundance update ---- thank God there are people like you two! Those horses look wonderful and how special they can live out the rest of their lives in a place where they are loved and cared for. God bless you Joan!!!

Linda Palmer said...

Sundance looks great and your cards are so pretty. I love the one in white with the embossing. Great cards.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

What cute cards, Joan! Love all the white and the different Christmas colors on the first. Wonderful update and I'm so glad Sundance is doing so great!

Rose Ann said...

Both of your cards are fabulous, Joan!! I so love your sweet bird, and the dimension you've added!! Your embossing looks so pretty with your yummy little cupcakes too!!

Such great news about Sundance, and I love the photo of George in his truck with the "girls" saying their goodbyes. Big smiles here!!

Broni said...

Joan, I love both of your beautiful, unique cards. You always amaze me with your designs! The photos of George and his girls are wonderful!! It's too funny how they follow him!! Thanks for sharing!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love the sweet birds and ric rac element on the first one, and the second with the sweet pink bow and all that white space is so sweet!! What great horse photos oldest daughter would be completely JEALOUS!...she loooooves horses!

Maria Matter said...

beautiful horses Joan! They look so happy, thank goodness they don't think they're lap dogs! :)

gorgeous cards as always!!! love the colors on this Christmas card and your b'day card is quite elegant!
enjoy your wknd!
hugs & blessings!

Joanne (jojot) said...

I am sorry, but those horses totally took my attention away from your wonderful creations...they are adorable....and animals give the truest form of love....don't they???

anyhoooooo...back to stamping....the bird holiday card is fab with its non traditional holiday colors and the cupcake card is deeeelish in a CAS way

Lagene said...

Hi Joan, Loved the px of your husband and reminds me of my late sister's place near Moody, TX not far from you...They had mules who would follow.