Sunday, March 1, 2009

Happy Sunday!!

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a great Sunday!! I took Mom to church this morning and when I took her back home, she gave me part of a spice cake she made yesterday...yummmmm!! It smells as good as it tasts...especially the cream cheese frosting!!! I did do a little stamping last night that I finally had time to upload!!

Congrats to Kelly H. for being today's Featured Stamper!!! Such a wonderful gallery full of gorgeous designs!!! I was inspired by her beautiful Gift Set NJP #5 card with the gorgeous colors and designer paper. I combined this with the Stamper's Dream Dreamy Challenge to make a monochromatic colored card. I used Basic Grey's Porcelain birdcage paper and the matching Porcelain Aviary Clear Stamp set both from Stampers Dream. The images were stamped, with Ruby Red Craft and embossed with clear and candy cane colored ep. I used Ruby Red and Pink Pirouette cs and ribbon, Primas, pearls, and velvet ric rac finish it off.

I just love these Basic Grey birdcage stamps....I stamped the largest one on the left first and embossed with the candy cane ep from Gel-a-tin. After masking that one, I stamped the square cage with Ruby Red craft and embossed with clear ep. After masking the two finished ones, I first stamped the bird and swing and them stamped the bottom cage over the bird with Ruby Red and embossed with the candy cane ep. The candy cane ep smells good, too!!!

I just had to make another Easter card, this one with the sweet little chick from Rubbernecker. The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with copics, cutout with oval Nesties and attached with dimensionals over the SU dp layers. The mint colored cs is Prism paper and I used Bashful Blue, So Saffron and Whisper White for the layers. The scallops were made with the SU scallop and primas, pearls, and ribbon finish it off.
Thanks for visiting today and I hope you have a great day!!!


Lisa Foster said...

Wow Joan! These are WONDERFUL! You did a beautiful job with the monchrome card...I love the elegant border on the side! Your Easter card is totally adorable! Love your coloring!
Um...can I have a bite of you Mom's cake? It sure sounds yummy!!!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Joan, the bird house card is stunning!! Great colors and love the pearl detailing. The little chickie card is just super cute and wonderfully colored. Love it!!!!

Savor the Journey said...

What a beautiful collage of birdcages!! I cannot do that! Will you teach me ... maybe later this month??

And that chickie .. well if she doesn't bring a thousand smiles to the recipient, then something is definitely wrong!! Oh How FUN!

Norine said...

both cards are great as usual love those bird cages so pretty and your easter card is too cute

Anonymous said...

Both of these cards are wonderful!! Love the beautiful design on the first one and the bright colors on the bottom one!! TFS!! :)

Rose Ann said...

I love your beautiful birdcages! This is so pretty in pink, and I love the pearls, fibers & flowers!!

Your Easter chick is super cute, and perfectly colored!! Fabulous!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

LOVE how you used all the birdcages Joan!! This card is gorgeous!!! And your chick card is just the cutest!!

Denise said...

Love your cards. Like the pinks, and then the soft colors on the chickie one.

Christi said...

This is gorgeous!!

Dawn Easton said...

Joan, your monochromatic card is absolutely gorgeous!!! Wow!

Love that cute chick on your Easter card....sweet!

Jerri Kay said...

Both cards are absolutely fabulous Joan, that little spring chicken is too cute!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

So amazing!!!!