Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Weekend Challenge Cards

This has been a wonderful Memorial Day weekend....we had three Grandbabies spend Saturday night and stayed till Sunday afternoon. The craft room is a mess but they all had fun digging around in Grandma's stuff!!! Hopefully you have today off and will get to sleep in a little!!! I am going to show you the cards I made this weekend for the Inspiration challenge and Featured Stamper challenge on Splitcoast and then I will spend the rest of the day blurfing!!! I am sooo behind on visiting everyone's sure does get crazy sometimes!!! Anyway...

The Featured Stamper this week is Mercy (mkstampin74) and oh, my, she has a FABULOUS gallery!!! It's full of wonderful designs to case!! I needed a couple of birthday cards next week so I used my Clear Dollar Stamps Biggest Wishes set to case Mercy's I Love you, Mama card. I kept the same awesome layout and changed the colors, stamps, and moved the sentiment to the other side.
The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with copics. I used PTI's Raspberry Fizz cardstock and colored the clear rhinestones with a copic. I don't usually pierce around the edges of my cards simply because it usually ends up crocked, however, I took my time with this and only messed up in a couple of areas....don't look too close!!!

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Biggest Wishes
Paper: White, Raspberry Fizz, Black, Yellow
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics, Rhinestones, Nestabilities, Ribbon, Dimensionals
I made this card for the Featured Stamper challenge, too.
After I saw Mercy's gorgeous Monochromatic Silhouettes card, I knew I had to case it!! I kept the wonderful layout but changed the colors, stamps, added the flowers and pearls, changed where she placed the ribbon, and added the picket fence border. This is also for the Clear Dollar Stamps Color Challenge on Papercraft Planet to use Riding Hood Red, Creamy Caramel, Night if Navy, and White. Well, wouldn't ya know I didn't even have a scrap of NON left so I used Not Quite Navy. The adorable image and sentiment from Clear Dollar Stamps Nested Love set were colored with copics. An old tooth brush was used to flick Creamy Caramel around the edges and the paper is from Stampin Up!

The leaves were cutout with a Stampin Up! die, and I have had the ribbon for ages...finally got a chance to use it!!
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Nested Love
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Creamy Caramel, Not Quite Navy, White, Stampin Up! dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Pearls, Flowers, Leaf Die, Ribbon, Nestabilities, Dimensionals, MS Picket Fence Border Punch

The Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoast was hosted again this week by my friend Anne (Itsapassion). She challenged us to be inspired by the handbags from an online store called Little Odd Forest.

Now, this challenge could cost me some money...aren't those little handbags beautiful!!! I was in a purple kinda mood so I found my inspiration from the Purple Posies purse. I colored the flowers in a vase image from Impression Obsession with copics and used Wisteria dp to paper piece the vase, for the Labels 3 layer, and for the background layer. The purple paper is Prism classic Purple.

The image was cutout with an oval Nestabilities and then layered with the Labels 3 nesties and an oval scalloped nestie underneath. It wasn't long enough so I cut it in two pieces and taped the pieces so they peaked out on the top and bottom. I layered 3 ribbons to give a little depth of color. I actually had a bow on the top but it didn't look right so I took it off. I can't believe I didn't add any bling...what's up with that????
Stamps: Impression Obsession
Paper: White, Prism Classic Purple
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Ribbons, Nestabilities, Dimensionals, Copics

Thanks for coming by and I hope you get to do something fun today!!!!


Stacy Morgan said...

You have been busy. First your cards are wonderful, saw the momma bird on SCS. The flowers are very pretty and the mouse is darling. Your cards are just great Joan. Second that is great you let the grandkids play around with your stamping goodies, what fun that has to be and such a great memory. big hugs..

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

You sure did some catching up on the challenges, all the cards are wonderful! Glad the grands had fun and you with them. I also need to do some blog visiting....I've gotten so far behind with that and making cards....will try to get back in the groove...just so much to do these days! I amy still get to make a CASE of one of your cards even if your FS is finished. I remember one from last year of little Flower Girls in gowns that really caught my eye and that was the first acrylic stamp I bought. That's the card I want to CASE, hopefully this week.
Quiet weekend here, remembering our Veterans who gave their lives for our freedom. Stamp Camp yesterday with my upline and dinner out with my DH.

Take care and hugs!

Michelle Woerner said...

What great cards roomie! You have been busy even with the grandkids over. I too, had a crafty grandma and loved going thru her craft stuff as a little girl. Your grandkids will have such wonderful memories! Hugs,

Anonymous said...

Lovely creations as always Joan!! Your coloring is beautiful and I love how you've made some crafty memories with the grandkids!! :)

Joanne (jojot) said...

when you say 'catchup' you aren't kidding...each is unique and each is adorable.....your coloring, as always, is glad you had time to spend with those grandbabes......that is precious time

Linda Borneman said...

Hi Joan! Wow! You've been busy this weekend! LOL Love all your challenge cards, but I especially love your "Nested Love" card. The colors are beautiful on this, and I just love, love your layout and thoughtful embellishing. Lovely work, Joan -- and so glad to see that you were able to enjoy your grandchildren and stamp this holiday weekend! What a joy that is!


Tenia Nelson said...

Your cards are always amazing!!! tfs!!

Broni said...

Awesome cards, Joan! The little mouse standing on the gifts is too cute. I LOVE the rich colors and layout of the birds card and your coloring is just perfect on it! And that beautiful bouquet done in purple - WOW!!!

Julia Aston said...

Gorgeous cards all Joan! I love the mother bird feeding her baby - that ribbon is yummy and the fence punch is so cute on the side there!

Stamp and Smile said...

Your cards are such gems!! Sweet colors, embellies and the layers are wonderful... I couldn't pick just one FAV!! TFS Joan... :)

Rose Ann said...

All of your cards are wonderful, Joan!! The first two are cute as can be...and your flowers are gorgeous!! Love them all!!

Anne Harada said...

Oh I so want to be you!!! I love all these cards!! And I love the purple one you made for the IC!! So glad you got to play along! Love the paper piecing and your coloring, what a pro!!