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Friday, October 15, 2010

It's Friday Already???

Can you believe it's Friday already.....this week has just flown by!!! We are having our October birthday party tomorrow so I'll be cleaning my house all day and planning something to eat. I promised my DH we wouldn't have lasagna again so now what will I fix....maybe he needs to BBQ some hamburgers and hot dogs...yea baby!!! In fact, I might even volunteer to make some potato salad and baked beans...yummo...the last summer hurrah!! Anyway....
I got into the craft room yesterday and made a card for The Color Throwdown to use Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzaz, So Saffron, and Chocolate Chip. I also made it a birthday card for Crazy 4 Challenges and I used Mercy's Tuesday Sketch #95.
The Stamp Oasis background stamp from Rubbernecker called Baroque Background was stamped with Chocolate Chip Craft ink and embossed with clear ep. It was then colored with ink pads and an aqua pen. Part of the leaf was cut out using and Exacto Knife and draped over the sentiment from Rubbernecker's Party Time set. The ribbon, button, and twine finish it off.
Recipe:
Stamps: Rubbernecker
Paper: Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzaz, Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown, Basic Grey's June Bug dp, Watercolor Paper
Ink: So saffron, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzaz, Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chop Craft
Accessories: Nestabilities, Button, Twine, PTI Tibbon, Clear Embossing Powder
I made this fun little Halloween card for the Ways to Use it Challenge on Splitcoast. The challenge was to use your embellies in a new and different way. Julia challenged us to think outside the box and come up with something creative. It took me all morning but I finally came up with a frame using punched bats. I also glued a punched bat to a stick pin and stamped the Rubbernecker Bat image from the Halloween Set #1 ...the sentiment from the same set was just perfect for this batty card!!!
Recipe:
Stamps: Rubbernecker
Paper: White, Black, Papertrey Ink Halloween Prints
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Balck
Accessories: Ribbon, Twine, Martha stewart Bat Punch, EK success Scalloped Border Punch, Buttons, Stick pin

This is also for a few other challenges:
1. Frosted Designs - Halloween/Fall
2. Fussy and Fancy - Halloween
3. Paper Cutz - anything goes
4. Really Reasonable Ribbon - Halloween
5. Stamp Something - Halloween
6. Stampin for the Weekend - Halloween
7. Stampin Royalty - Halloween

Thanks for stopping by on this wonderful Friday.....have a really great day!!!!




29 comments:

Chris said...

WOW Joan, such gorgeous cards and I really love the Baroque background and how you coloured it and that very clever frame of bats, wonderful! Hope you're well GF and I neeeeeed to come to that BBQ, you're making me drool here :D. Hugs, Chris

Julia Aston said...

Two nice cards Joan! love that b'day card with the great bg stamp and ruffled ribbon! and your Halloween card is spooky cute!

Tammy said...

Wonderful cards Joan. First one is a beauty and the second is just fun.

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Oh my goodness, these cards are amazing, love them both. You have such creative little details on both, from the leaf hanging over the sentiment to the bat punch. Awesome. Have a great party tomorrow, sounds yummy, I love good ole barbBQ's and the weather should be perfect.

*Vicki* said...

You are always so fun to visit!! LOVE what you've done with that bat punching girl!! So clever!! :) BOTH of these creations are so stunning!! TFS! HUGS

Silke Ledlow said...

Joan both of your cards are beautiful!!! I love the sweet birthday sentiment on your C4C card!!! Thank you for playing along with us!!! Hugs ~S~

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Two great cards, Joan! Love your CTD card - beautiful images and design! Wonderful use of the colors!

Linda Palmer said...

Both cards are wonderful. Love the playful bats and the other card is beautiful. You have such wonderful ideas.

mforquer said...

Wow love both of these adorable cards! The sentiment on the second is too cute! Thanks for playing at Paper Cutz this week!
Melissa

Farida Rone said...

Wonderful creations!!! Thanks for joining us at Paper Cutz Challenge.
Hugs,
Farida
P.S. I have candy on my blog if you want to pop over.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are BEAUTIFUL Joan! LOVE the layout and colors on these! The ribbon on the 1st card!!

mforquer said...

Both are just gorgeous! Thanks for playing at Paper Cutz this week!
Melissa

Diana said...

They are both GORGEOUS!!!! Thanks for playing with us at Frosted Designs.

Tenia Nelson said...

These cards are soooooo awesome!!

Susan (rainy) said...

Love how you stamped and colored that beautiful background stamp... Looks like a gorgeous designer paper. (Well I guess it IS designer paper since you did design it.. but you know what I mean. lol) Great detail with the cutout leaf. Love the ribbon treatment, too.

Cute Halloween card as well. All those buttons are so fun.

Have a great October birthday party!

Angela McKay, Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

I love what you did with the bat border! What an AMAZING idea! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stampin' Royalty this week! I can't wait to see more of your work!

CraftyGirl said...

Fabulous cards!! I LOVE the bat border on the second one!! The buttons add such a playful element to the card!! And I also love the stamp on the first card... gorgeous!! Thanks for taking on our fall challenge at Frosted Designs this week!!
Barb :)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Ohhhhh, LOVE that ribbon treatment on the first one and all the different colored buttons on the second!

Tineke's hobby said...

Wow love both of these adorable cards
Cute Halloween card as well. All those buttons are so fun
Thanks for joining us at fussy and fancy
Tineke

dpkennedy said...

Wow Joan, love these cards! The ribbon on your CTD card is fab! I love bat border on the other! Thanks for playing the Color Throwdown!

ChristineCreations said...

Wow I love that design on the first card Joan...all pulled together beautifully!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous CTD card, Joan!!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful CTD card...love that backround and you worked Mercy's sketch perfectly!

Fun fun Halloween card..awesome bat frame!

Monique said...

I love the flourish behind the bat.. The frame is amazing.. How creative and inspirational!!Your first card is just beautiufl. Love the ribbon treatment.. Very nice :)

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi joan! wow...what a gorgeous card! and the halloween one is fun too! hope all is well with you. :)

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are both wonderful, Joan! Love the colors and ribbon on the first and the fun shape and buttons on the second.

Kristin Bueter said...

BEAUTIFUL card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown :]

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Great cards!! I love the way you used the bat punch on the Halloween card. Very creative!! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Mummylade said...

this is just gorgeous! Thank you so much for entering the SFTW challenge and good luck!