Monday, March 16, 2009

Make up Day!!

Hello everyone!! I am playing catch up today with my blog postings..... 3 of my grandchildren came to visit last Friday and will stay until Saturday for spring break. Every spare minute has been taken up with fun and games!! Autumn, who is 10, is my stamping partner....she loves to stamp and create beautiful projects. Autumn made this beautiful embossed butterfly card for the TLC challenge today on Splitcoast. She used the cuttlebug butterfly die to emboss a piece of vanilla cs. She sponged Ruby Red on the butterfly and So Saffron around the edges. The background dp is from Stampin Up!, the green ribbon came from grandma's stash and we cut the slits with a craft knife. You can find the tutorial for the ribbon frame here. The sentiment is from PTI.

This is my card for the Technique Lover's Challenge. Today's technique is to make a ribbon frame. I stamped the sentiment, birds and branches from Clear Dollar Stamps Song Bird Silhouettes with Craft Black onto PTI dp and embossed with clear ep. Since I used a punch to make the slits, I had to cover up the hole on the end with a black pearl. Autumn was smart in making me do mine first....her slits look much better. I think I'll go back and use the heat tool on the ribbon to curl it up a bit....I love the shabby chic look!!!

The Featured Stamper for Sunday's challenge on Splitcoast was Stacy Morgan (Twinshappy) !!! Stacy is such a super sweet lady and her gallery is fabulous....... I had such a good time oooohing and awwwwing over all the beautiful cards and finally decided to case the Strutting Your Stuff card. The butterfly theme and colors were kept the same but the layout, sentiment, stamps, ribbon, and dp were changed. The butterflies and sentiment from Clear Dollar Stamps Beautiful Butterflies set were stamped with Chocolate Chip Craft and embossed with clear ep. The paper is from Sei's Chocolat Jolie and the tiny pink rhinestones and shear ribbon finish it off.

The Color Challenge colors last Tuesday were Rose Red, Always Artichoke, and Black. I used a new stamp set by Basic Gray that matched some of the new Porcelain papers I bought at Stamper's Dream. The flower was stamped with Rose Red and Always Artichoke Craft, the butterfly was stamped with Rose Red Craft, and they both were embossed with clear ep. The layers were all cutout with Nestabilities and the background paper is from the Porcelian 6 x 6 pad. Ribbon and pearls from Flourishes, LLC finish it off.

The close up shows this pretty stamped image....I tried to apply a little more pressure on the outside of the acrylic block when I stamped the image to make it look like it was shaded a bit....kind of a faux rock and roll technique. Anyway....
Thanks for visiting today and have a fabulous evening!!! I hope the kids let me watch Dancing With the Stars tonight!!! If not, I may have to go to my Moms...I know she will be watching it!!!


Christi Flores said...

Good grief girl! All I can say is WOW!!!!!!

Denise Marzec said...

Your rockin' that new ribbon technique, and that Porcelain floral card is AWESOME! Oh..LOVE LOVE LOVE that one!!

Stacy Morgan said...

Oh my goodness Joan... You are one busy woman. These are all fabulous! I love all of them. The ribbon frames are so cool! I still need to try them! Great work as always.

jacque4u2c said...

Yes my mouth is still hanging open! These are just stunning!

Joanne (jojot) said...

Gosh...when you say you caught up, you 'ain't' kidding??!!! Stunners

Norine said...

all the cards are great as usual but I cannot believe a 10 yr old did the butterfly card that is just beautiful please tell her she needs a stamping blog I would follow her
thanks for the ribbon thread have seen this on other cards and was wondering how it is done going to check it out now


bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

All are just lovely, Joan! You were busy today, while I was at the tax people getting that dreaded deed done. Now I can play!!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Your Granddaughter did a WONDERFUL job on her card!! So pretty!!

All of your cards are wonderful and all that yummy ribbon is making me want to hit a store soon!!!

Enjoy the time with your grandchildren!

Unknown said...

Autumn did a beautiful job on her card! Talent runs in the family, I see. :-) And your cards, my friend, are all absolutely AWESOME!!!

Rose Ann said...

ALL of these are gorgeous, Joan!!! Wow!! My favorite is probably the Bird Silhouettes...but I am loving them all!! You're amazing, Joan!!

Anonymous said...

You've really went to town on these ribbons!! They are ALL fabulous creations and the ribbons look so beautiful with them all!! :) Tahnks for catching up!! LOL!

Stamp and Smile said...

WOW Joan! You have been stamping your heart out girl... and I LOVE IT! Your granddaughters card is so adorable… She did a great job! All your cards have such fun colors, RIBBON, embellies that make me want to stamp NOW!!! Smiles... :)

Jacquel said...

Wow! Joan, what awesome cards and the one by your granddaughter is fabulous! Have a great time while they're there!!! tfs!!

Shirley said...

Well, Joan, where to begin. First Autumn is a natural, huh! What a gorgeous card. Your card below it is just so lovely whispy with at ribbon. Your butterflies are gorgeous, and the new Basic Gray is luscious! All are so beautiful.

JulieA said...

Those are gorgeous! And how fun was it to stamp with your granddaughter. I bet you cherish every single minute. I love your ribbon frames. Beautiful cards!

Anonymous said...

WOWZERS!! Autumn's card is FABULOUS!! How fun to have a stamping buddy!! And of course your cards are wonderful, too. Love the ribbon treatment.

Julia Aston said...

Well, my goodness!!! your GD's card is just beautiful! how fun that she stamps with you and she definately has your artistic skills!!

And your ribbon card is super with that sheer ribbon!

what wonderful cards to share with us today!

Nancy said...

Oh my goodness, Joan...these are all so pretty, don't even know where to begin. : ) The ribbon treatment is fabulous on every one of them. The images and layouts are wonderful. Love them all!

Laurie Wilson said...

You're ROCKIN'! All 3 cards are so lovely! Hope you had fun with the g-kids and love the new banner!

fishlips said...

Oh Joan you never stop amazing me and I've missed your blog page and all your wonderful creations so much...were do you find all the time !!!! All the cards are just breath-taking...

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