Thursday, March 17, 2011

Spring Break Fun!!

Hello everyone!! I have had some of my Grandkiddos here this week for spring break and boy, have we been busy!!! Shopping, lunches, movies, playing games, working in the yard, flying kites, visiting family...whew!! I did have a little time this afternoon to stamp while the girls played on the laptop and Cole played with his cars.
This card is for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge and I used the Color Throwdown colors this week; Wild Wasabi, More Mustard, Elegant Eggplant, Early Expresso.
The tree trunk, leaves, and sentiment from Waltzingmouse's Asian Garden set were stamped with Wild Wasabi and Chocolate Chip, cut out, and attached with foam dots. Brown twine was wrapped around the the trunk and lavender pearls were added to the leaves and butterflies. A Stampin Up! scalloped border punch was used to create the scallops around the edge.
This is kind of a stretch for me but I love to try new things....what new things did you try this week???
Gotta go fix popcorn for tonight's movie...they want to watch Harry Potter...oh boy!!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you had a great St. Patty's Day!!!!!!


Rae said...

Hi Joan,
It sounds like you and your grandkids had the best time this week! Whew, you guys stayed busy.
I like the colors you have used for your round card design today. Love the double scallop border edge and the twine wrap on the tree. What a cool card!

Becky said...

What an awesome card. Love the tree..
Sounds like your grand children are have a wonderful time.

Linda Palmer said...

Sooooooo Pretty. Love the design and colors.

Tammy said...

Fabulous creation Joan. Love how the twine wraps the tree.

Glad you had a great time with the kids, I'm exhausted thinking about it.

Carole of Brum said...

Fantastic card, Joan, it has a very oriental look to it. It's good to try new things....the new thing I did this week was partly inspired by you actually. I'd been meaning to try a lattice effect on a card ever since I saw Anna Griffin on QVC here recently, and so when I saw your lattice-effect card earlier this week it reminded me, and it just happened to fit in with a card I needed to make.

Sounds like loads of fun with the grandkids, but no wonder you needed a nap! CoB

Crystal said...

Oh WOW BEAUTIFUL design Joan!!

Keva said...

Oh wow, that's very pretty! Love the tree...great card! Thanks for joining us at Color Throwdown this week!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is BEAUTIFUL Joan! LOVE the colors and these gorgeous Asian stamps!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow Joan, this is really gorgeous!! Love the scalloped circle design and colors!! Have a great weekend!!HUGS

Broni said...

I love your shaped card, Joan! What a great combination of patterns! Love that twine wrapped around the tree! Bet you're worn out after the visit with the little people!! I know I always am!

kksb said...

I love this card. It is fantastic!
The tree is great. Scratch that. The entire card with all the marvelous details is great!!

Kristin Eberline said...

Joan, this is so pretty! Love your funky tree and the circular design of your card :]

Thanks so much for playing along with the Color Throwdown this week!