Friday, February 6, 2009

Lots of Goodies Today

Hello everyone!! We just got back from taking my DS and DIL out to lunch for their anniversary. Boy am I stuffed...hope I don't fall asleep before I get finished here!! It's a nice warm day here in Central Texs but the wind is blowing something fierce...wish it would blow in a little rain!!

I am still making Valentines for kids and grandkids. The Limited Supply challenge on Splitcoast today was to use one stamp and it had to be a sentiment stamp. This was perfect for a Valentine using Rubbernecker's semtiment...I just love how pretty this is!! The image was stamped with Bravo Burgundy, embossed with clear ep, cutout with Nestabilities, and attached with dimensionals.

The chipboard hearts were colored with copics and covered with glitter....gotta love that chunky stuff!! The background paper is Baroque Burgundy ( I only have 1 sheet left...yikes!!), Bravo Burgundy, and Pink pirouette. The dp is by My Minds Eye. Ribbon and the pink plastic hearts finish it off.

This is the birthday card I made for my DGS Cody who will be 6 on Feb. 19th. He loves to play ball so I thought this would be perfect with all the different types of balls. I used the retired SU set called Take Me Out to the Ball Game, stamped it with Memento Rich Cocoa onto Bashful Blue and matted with Chocolate Chip. The bat, ball, and large soccer ball were all cutout of the paper and attached with dimensionals. The smaller soccer ball is a brad. A little bit of ribbon and a clip finish it off. Hope he likes it!!

Yesterday's Ways to Use it challenge was to layer embellishments. Whoohooo, right up my alley!! I also combined the challenge with the Tosh's sketch challenge on the CCEE blog and the Doubledog Dare challenge hosted by Anne (Itsapassion). She sent us a package of goodies to use on a design including wallpaper!!

I needed a Sympathy card so I used Clear Dollar Stamps new set called Christian Sympathy. The sentiment was stamped onto Naturals White with Elegant Eggplant and cutout with nesties. The green paper and the stripe behind the sentiment are wallpaper...too cool!!!

I layered the flowers with ribbon, cording, leaves, and a gem from Anne.
Anne said that she went to a wallpaper store and they gave her several outdated books...check out the DDC gallery for the other designer's cards!!
If you would like to play along, just make a card with wallpaper and upload to Splitcoast using the key words DDC. There is no time limit so there is no pressure...only fun!!
If you don't have any wallpaper handy, you can print some off the internet, or even take a picture of your own wallpaper, print off the picture and use that creative!!


Stacy Morgan said...

Where did you go for lunch? That was very sweet of you to take them out. Love the hearts and the ribbon treatment. Such a wonderful card. Fun baseball card, and I think the sympathy is very pretty. Beautiful set of cards!

Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! These are so gorgeous!! What you've added to them are awesome! Love the dimension in them both and the added flowers!! :) TFS!

Denise Marzec said...

I love that chunky glitter on the hearts too. Totally fun!

The flower/ribbon combo on that last card is breathtaking. Wowzers!!

Candy said...

Wow all of them are Fabulous Joan. Love the one with the hearts and the flower treatment on the other one...Beautiful!!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Love the threaded hearts Joan!! Beautiful!! Love the sports card too!! You've been busy!! Your last card is just gorgeous also. WOW!!

Unknown said...

Girl, you have been stamping up a storm! I LOVE your gorgeous valentine the, so pretty!!!

Norine said...

all the cards are great love the hearts

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my goodness Joan! What a bunch of FANTASTIC cards!!! Love them all!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Love the cards, all of them!
Sounds like you had a great day with your family.

February birthdays in my family also. Roman will be 5 on the 20th and his mom, Sue,(my dd) will be 41 the same day! He was a great birthday gift! Haven't made his card yet, yours is perfect!


Anne Harada said...

Yay!!! GF you did an awesome job with the wallpaper!! I'm so amazed at the variety of cards ya'll came up with!! Never thought it would end up being a sympathy card!! It's gorgeous! I'm so glad you found a way to use it!!

Thanks for passing my name along for the Belli challenge!! Oh I feel so loved!! I can't wait to join in!! Big hugs my Fav TX GF!!

Rose Ann said...'ve been busy Joan! I totally LOVE your pretty Valentine!! The glitter is so very pretty on the heart, and I love the little plastic ones as well!!

That is an awesome baseball card too!!

Your sympathy card is gorgeous, and I'm sure it will give the receiver much comfort!

Jerri Jimenez said...

All three of these cards are over-the-top fabulous Joan!

Broni said...

Oh my goodness, Joan! These are all just perfect! I LOVE the way you threaded the hearts through the ribbon, and your layered flower on the sympathy card is gorgeous! The card for Cody is just right-on for a 6 year old!!

Courtney said...

Oh, WOW! These are fantastic! The chunky glitter hearts are fabulous, the baseball card is perfect, and the purple flowers are awesome! Purple is my fav color!!!

My MIL was just in for the weekend... and is on her way home now. She lives in Waco. We're there all the time, in fact, we joke that our home is Waco during hurricane season. I love central Texas!

Shirley said...

Wow! Look at all of these lovelies! The first one is just so elegant and creative with those gorgeous hearts. The baseball card is wonderful and the last one is just so elegant too! Lovec that flower!