Saturday, November 17, 2012

Joan's Challenge 11-15-12

Happy Saturday. Hope everyone has wonderful plans for Thanksgiving. We're going to Grandma's house! I get out of cooking, tho I love to cook. My feet (after surgery) are not quite up to it. At my doctor appointment this week I was informed it could take months for the swelling to go down and I could wear my regular shoes. I ended up going out and buying a size bigger shoes to get me by. I may have to buy another pair...
This weeks challenge at Joan's Garden is to create a recycled card. They had a wonderful card made out of a paper bag as an example. Check it out. I ended up taking a card I had made awhile ago and revamped it. I had use a recycled Forever Stamp cover on this card, so I did use a recycled piece... In my new card I used some paper stuffing as a layer. A friend of mine gave it to me and told me I would know what to do with it. Apparently I did! Here's the card before and after.


The background stamps are both  Cover-A-Cards from Impression Obsession. The Pine Cone is also from Impression Obsession. The Pine Trees are a die from Sizzix. I used a Heart Corner punch at the top right corner. I also used a strip of Red cardstock and a Red ribbon underneath the Pine Trees. Hope you enjoyed the card. For more challenge cards and to see all of Joan's products go to:


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Joan's Garden Challenge 11/8/12

Happy Saturday. It is just beautiful out today. Wish I could go for a walk in the woods... But, this is just as fun...making a card for this challenge. This week the card is to have a color theme of red, green and white. It is also to be a Christmas card. It is that time of year... to start on your Christmas cards. I know some people who make up to 100 homemade cards! I like to send a picture card. I always feel like I'm cheating, but I've done the picture card for years and I have each one in a frame. When you look at each one you can see how your family as changed over the years. Here's my card:

All of the stamps I used, the two background stamps,(Cover-A-Cards) and the Bethlehem scene are from Impression Obsession. The scene was stamped on a Spellbinders die. I also used a Pine Branch die from Impression Obsession and the Bow die at the top right, cut out in red, is from Memory Box. Hope you enjoyed the card.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Joan's Garden Challenge 11/1/12

Here's another card for Joan's Garden challenge. This week is create a Winter Card. This is my second card for the challenge. Card two:

This card uses Cover-A-Card background Snowflakes from Impression Obsession. I used Spellbinders snowflakes in White to make the three snowflakes. I also stamped Winter Wishes from Savvy in black at the top right. The two opposite corners are punched with a decorative corner punch. For more challenge cards and to see Joan's products go to:


Joan's Garden Challenge 11/1/12

This weeks challenge over at Joan's Garden is to create a Winter Card.  I just may do a couple so check back. Here in Minnesota we are having weather in the 40's and 50's. It's a nice cool. It will seem even nicer when December, January and February rolls around. I'm still hobbling around but getting better after feet surgery. The surgical "cuts" are healing but I have a little swelling. Come Spring I will be so glad I did this!
The card:

The main image is by Penny Black. The light Blue card is stamped with an Azidi Earl's snowflake stamp multiple times with Black dye ink. Winter Wishes is by Savvy and punched out with a word punch. I used a border punch for the holey background  and also a snowflake punch. White yarn is wrapped around the bottom of the Penny Black image. Hope you enjoyed the Winter card. For more challenge cards and to see the products Joan carries go to: