Wednesday, April 7, 2010

CCEE1014 Challenge AND Stampin B's 53rd Challenge

CCEE Challenge
Hostess --- Moi!!!
Challenge ---Silhouette Image
Isn't this such a pretty image????  I recently was enabled by a fellow SCS stamper to purchase a few stamps from I Brake for Stamps.  This silhouette image was one of those.  Of course I HAD to use it.  I kept this a monomchromatic card using only plum papers/ink from SU.  I used a Marvy corner punch, assorted Nestie Label dies, a sheer plum ribbon,  and some elongated pearls to finish it off.  The background is not a dp;  it was made with a background stamp by Cornish Heritage Farms.

Now be sure to visit the CCEE blog to see the dazzling creations of the rest of this dynamic team.

Stampin B's Challenge
Hostess -- Vicki Dutcher
Challenge -- Color Challenge of Turquoise, Green, and White
When I first saw what the challenge colors for the Stampin B's were, I immediately thought of the ocean.  That took me to a retired SU set for this image.  It is pretty easy to figure out the process in the making of this card.  It is simple and calm, and just reminds me of the love I have for the ocean.

And...once again I invite and urge you to visit the Stampin B's blog to see the creative and fabulous work of the rest of this talented team.

Sorry I have been offline for a few days.  I had to go in for some maintenance work on my weak peepers.  Now I have to wait a week or two before returning to the pool -- a negative......but....I also can't do heavy lifting or bending, so no grocery shopping or heavy chores -- a positive.

Wishing you a wonderful day.  We had temps in the 90's yesterday.....yep in Connecticut in early April.....phew!!!!


Cindy Haffner said...


StampOwl said...

both beautiful cards as usual :)

Our Little Inspirations said...

WOW! These are great! LOVE the plum card, what a gorgeous background to showcase that great image!! The color challenge card is perfect! Cheerful and summery! We had temps of 90 too, whew! Just too hot for early April!
Take care of yourself and those precious eyes!

Silke Ledlow said...

FABULOUS!!! Love the challenge and your fab take on it!!! The flower and the colors are beautiful!!! I'll play along for sure!!! Hugs ~S~

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

First and foremost, I hope you are recovering well from your eye procedure the other day and being kind to your peepers.

I think you know that Bertie and I are luvin' the purty purples in your silhouette card, JoJo, and I'm glad you explained your bg was stamped and not dp; it is so beautiful!!!

Great idea to go with the ocean theme for the Stampin B's color challenge, too! It's good to see this sweet girl image being used and your coloring is terrific!

Thanks for the great CCEE challenge!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Joanne - I knew you would think of the ocean..both of these cards are fabulous! Don't forget to upload your sb card...

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my goodness, Joanne, both of your cards are out of this world stunning!! I really love, love, love the first one with this deep purple and all of the layering....gorgeous! And your second card.....fabulous coloring my friend! Hugs, Sabrina

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jdmommy said...

Wonderful cards, GF! take care of those peepers! That image you wanted to know about is Verses Rubber stamps. Will stamp you some if you want them.PLMK!

wannabcre8tive said...

Both cards are beautiful. Love those ocean colors on your Stampin B card.

Your purples with the pearls looks so exquisite and I love the mix of the nestie's.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Oh Joanne!! LOVE the plum colors with that fabulous flower!! And the turquoise and striking!! You never disappoint gf!! Gorgeous creations, every single time!!

America said...

Woman, you are amazing. I love your fabulous work!!!