Friday, June 12, 2009

Stampin B's Challenge 10 -- Monogram

Vicky Gould is our hostess this week for the Stampin B's challenge. Not only did she select monograms as our challenge, but she sent each of us a set of monograms specific to each of the team's names. Isn't she the most generous person????

Now....I will tell you the absolute truth.......I was definitely challenged. I think I have made and set aside 5 cards before finally being happy with this one. It was just one of those things. I would start the card, create the card, and then not like it with the monogram. As a matter of a fact, I have posted one of my 'failures' in this same posting. I love the way the card turned out, but I did not like it with the monogram so I substituted the flower. Sometimes we can be our own worst critic!!!!

Now please remember to check out the Stampin B's Blog to see what the other team members created AND to see how YOU can participate right along with us and be a part of our SCS gallery.

By the way, the stamp image I used on both cards is from the Nature Silhouettes I sheet by Innovative Stamp Creations.

Have a wonderful Friday!!! I am going to have an exciting day today. Dawn Lusk (DawnL) is driving through this area with her DH AND she is stopping briefly here so we can meet in person. Dawn was one of the first people I ever 'met' on SCS and she made me feel so welcome and we often chatted on the old Challenge Chasers stalking threads in the Challenge area before they got booted out of there. She is a Queen Colorist, and also the Queen of Florals........at least that is what I call her!!!

9 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Both are gorgeous, so pretty in green!

StampOwl said...

I love them both too ... and the color

Makiko Jones said...

Both are so gorgeous, Joanne!!
Love the stamped images on the pattern papers!! Fabulous way to use the embellishments, too!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Joanne, oh my word, this is just beyond gorgeous. Both cards are so much fun. I would have never thought of stamping that image on the DP. Looks so fantastic!!! I love the muted colors as well. Love those cards just too bad that my does not start with a "J", well, my last name does ;D;D.
Hugs, Sabrina

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Oh my Joanne, are these ever gorgeous!! LOVE the colors!! Love 'em!! And your monogram on the first is perfect!! Love the second with the flower too!! What a fun idea Vicky came up with and to give you monogrammed sets...way cool!!

Lois said...

I love the image you used on these cards. And your colors are so calming. (I sound like that paint commercial where the kids are reading in a room the parents are painting green!)

Connie said...

These are both so beautiful, Joanne!! Love the colors, and those silhouetts are so pretty!!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

These both just take my breath away they are so gorgeous, Jo! How cool that Vicky sent you the monogram stamps.

Joan Ervin said...

More beautiful cards....such gorgeous colors and designs!!! Love the silhouette stamps and all your awesome details!!!! You are right about being our own worst critic....I can't imagine you ever making something that I didn't love!!!