Sunday, May 30, 2010

Happy Memorial Day Weekend + Some Play.....


I was honored to be asked to make a sample card using this image for OWH Stars and Stripes Blog on this Memoiral Day.  I thought I would share it on my blog today as a way of honoring any visitors who have served in the military or who, like me, have family members who have done so.  My father was part of the D-day invasion of World War II and lost his right arm in the service of our country.  We may all have very strong and differing opinions about war, but I think we can all gather thanks and support for those who serve.

They are having a blog hop this weekend at OWH Stars and Stripes.  I am not particpating in that, but please use THIS LINK to get to their blog homepage where you can hop along.

(I also entered this card into the Challenge at Dare U 2 Digi Stamp, as this was a digi stamp.....which, by the way, is free right now at the OWH blog.)
Now for the rest of the story......

I don't always have time to stamp on Sundays, but today I had some time to myself, and the stamp cave is much cooler than the temp outside.....so here is what I have to share....

This card was done for an Inspiration Challenge found at 52-Card Pickup  It was an inspiration challenge.  I also entered this into the Crafty Catz challenge which was to make a boy's or masculine card.  Since it is a beach, I have also entered it into the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.

This next card, in my fav RED.....was done for the Speedy's Friends Challenge which was to use a silhouette image.  I also entered this into the Paper Play Challenge which was to have something that can fly on your card.



And.....this last one I did for the Our Creative Corner challenge which used my classic, Black and White.


Wishing you a wonderful finish to your weekend......and remember to take time tomorrow to give thanks to those who have served or currently serve in the military.

24 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Joanne - as usual just GORGEOUSNESS in ALL your cards. Thanks for supporting Speedy's Friends by playing~ I love to see your work!

StampOwl said...

Oh these all look so fab, glad you are enjoying your weekend :)

Liz Williams said...

What great things I always find over here on your blog!! You know I love your work! Thanks for playing along with us on Speedy's Friends' Challenge this week.

Markie's Mom said...

WOW!!!! Awesome collection of cards!!!

Claudine Poch said...

Great cards. I love the "dopey" dog on the first card and the large polka dot ribbon on the last card. Thanks for playing along again with Speedy's Friends.

Joan said...

Oh my goodness you've been busy. These are all wonderful. I love that basset hound, your shore line is beautiful and your black white (and red) cards are spectacular - I always love those combos.

Cindy Haffner said...

All sos PRETTY!!!

Carolyn King said...

what a great assortment of cards. Love the variety from those cute puppy dog eyes to your classic joanne b&w...fabulous!

Gemma said...

Wow, you have been working rally hard, love all your cards, the one you entered for our Challenge "life is a beach" is totally suitable for the challenge. Thank you for joining us at SSC, Gemma

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

I am continually in awe of your talent, JoJo. My goodness....I've spent several minutes just absorbing ever fabulous detail on each one of your beautiful cards...from the way you use color to how you incorporate all the cool dry embossing into your design to your signature paper piercing to the fabuous sketch designs. I especially love your cute Stars and Stripes card with that darling pup and the stars and stripes dp, but each card is spectacular on its own. Thanks for linking all the different challenges you participated in, too. I think I need to branch out a bit. Happy Memorial Day, my friend!

Leonie said...

Wowsers!! All your cards are just absolutely gorgeous!! Love them all! Love your beachy one and thanks for joining in with us at SSC
Hugs Leonie

Deirdre said...

Love all your cards. Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week. ♥

Lindsey said...

What gorgeous cards! I love the beach scene. Thanks for joining us at Crafty catz this week xx

carol said...

i have just seen this image on another card, it is adorable image, your card is super, thanks for joining in with Craftycatz, x carol

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awesome cards, Joanne! I love that droopy puppy face...hehe, made me giggle. The beach card is my favorite....absolutely gorgeous colors, image, and texture. :)

Cindi said...

you have been a busy busy stamper!! I love the cute Memorial day card
:)

Susie said...

All of your cards are gorgeous. I love the one you made for Mark's Finest - love the color combo.

Francie G. said...

Wow! GF, you are a stamping machine! One is more beautiful than the next, Joanne! So many details. It's hard to take them all in! Thanks for sharing all your beautiful creations!

Joan Ervin said...

Mercy sakes, Joanne...you were stamping up a storm!!!! Sooo many gorgeous details on each card....I love them all!!!! You are such an inspiration, gf!!!

Suzanne said...

Brilliant cards - all of them. I love the white and black effect. and the boat scene is gorgeous. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Catz this week
Hugs
Suzanne x

Chris said...

Great cards and I love the images and your wonderful colouring. Thanks for joining us at DU2DS. Chris :)

Paula said...

Gorgeous beach card...love the scenary! Great take on the Life's a Beach Challenge at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!
Pleasantly,
Paula

Sprytebyrd said...

Oh WOW! Love your beach card! There's a beach that I go to every year here on the Washington coast and this looks exactly like the path that we take to get to our favorite spot! Wonderful card!
Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamptacular Sunday! ♥ Good luck on our "Life's A Beach" challenge!
Dee (Spryte)

Julie - Kewlstamps said...

Great take on the challenge at OCC... thanks for joining us:-)