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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Happy Saturday!!

Hello everyone!! This is such a beautiful Saturday morning and a little later I'll be going to my DGS Cody's first baseball game of the season....I just love watching all the little kids play and hopefully, all the parents will behave themselves!!! Anyway..... I've been making some Easter cards for my family and thought I would share one of them today. My Easter card features a stamp from American Art Stamps called Branch with Eggs. The branch was stamped on Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden dp and the eggs were paper pieced with scraps. Sewing and the twine are the only embellies. It looks kinda naked but I needed to keep it flat for mailing so no puffy bow or buttons :( This is for a few challenges: 1. Daring Cardmakers - Easter/Spring 2. Pattie's Creations Design Challenge - Easter/Spring 3. Stampin For the Weekend - Easter 4. C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Easter 5. Delightful Challenge - Easter I made this card Thursday for the Ways to Use It challenge on Splitcoast. The challenge was to use people on our cards which gave me a chance to ink up the sweet couple from my new Rubbernecker Paris 1908 set . I also used RN's Ivy Frame #557 ......the images were all stamped onto ivory cardstock with Vintage Photo Distress ink by Ranger. Sponging was done around the main image and the twill, button, and twine finish it off. Recipe: Stamps: Rubbernecker Paris 1908 set #527 and RN's Ivy Frame #557, Paper: Pure Luxury Ivory, Prism Tawny Dark, Ink: Ranger Distress Vintage Photo, Accessories: Twill, Twine, Button, Nestabilities


Thanks for visiting this morning...have a great weekend!!!

22 comments:

Kathy and Lucky said...

Love the cards, I think the one with the eggs is fine, the eggs really stand out with the paper piecing, wouldn't add a thing. The vintage card is striking, it really has that vintage feel, love them both. Have fun at the game and fingers crossed that the bigger kids (parents) behave, I mean really guys it's kids having fun :) Enjoy!

Tammy said...

I agree, I think both cards are lovely. Don't change a thing.

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous girl! Love the eggs dangling for the tree! That's fun!

Have fun at the bball game! Wish I could see my grass and we could be out throwing a ball!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

I like your Easter egg tree, clever...the vintge card is wonderful!

Kathy said...

I love your Easter Egg Tree!
Thanks for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers' "Spring Fling" challenge this week

Tenia Nelson said...

What gorgeous cards!!!

Crafty_Fairie said...

Love the Easter Egg Tree what a great idea thanks for sharing the inspiration at CRAFT.

Kerry x

Linda Palmer said...

Love the Easter egg tree. Great cards. Enjoy the game. They are always fun.

Rose Ann said...

Your patterned eggs look so pretty hanging from your branch, and your second card has such a beautiful vintage feel!! Love them both, Joan!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how adorable!! I love the image, paper,colors and coloring!!
Hugs,
Chris

Pattie G said...

What a pretty card! I love how you used our Easter theme for this week’s challenge. Thanks for joining us this week at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Hugs ♥

Sandi said...

Joan - love your Easter themed creation!
Thanks for playing in our 'Easter or Spring Theme' challenge!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Elizabeth said...

I love the Easter Egg tree:) I just love your blog! I have given you an award. Please go to my blog to pick it up. Congratulations! http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

Lynda said...

A beautiful Easter card - thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Jerri Jimenez said...

I love both of these Joan. Those eggs are adorable hanging from the branch and I just love the vintage card! {{{hugs}}}

Carole of Brum said...

Both great cards, Joan, I love the idea of the eggs hanging on the tree, it's an eggsellent idea (groan). Seriously, a fab design, and although it's a simple one it isn't missing anything at all. the stamped couple card is beautiful, you have some amazing images. CoB

KarenB said...

Both are lovely! I love the easter egg tree, such a unique idea :D

maryr917 said...

2 great cards joan-I like the branch with eggs card-hey if you dont keep it flat it costs a lot extra to mail it.
The parisian couple card is a nice retro look-hope the baseball game went well-our boys havent started yet-still a bit too cold

Zuzana Obert said...

Joan, your easter egg tree is fabulous! Thank you for sharing your card with Daring Cardmakers this week.

Zuzana x x

jules said...

wow love them both! beautiful!

Crystal said...

Fabulous Joan oh my word I SOOO LOVE those eggs, brillant design!

Cec said...

Love the egg tree card. The day care I take my grandchildren to has hung eggs from a tree on the front lawn but they aren't as pretty as your paper pieced eggs. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.
Hugs!
Cec