Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Weekend Wrap-up!!! (plus today's Tea Party)

I had a few moments in the stamp cave this weekend, and I have a few cards to share as a result of that......

This first one was done for the Mini-VSN held Friday night at SCS.  The challenge was to make a card based on two of the colors of your favorite country or place.  Well, this is red and white to honor a few countries dear to me.  Uppermost, of course, is our own country.  It also reflects the countries of my grandparents, with my mother's family from Canada and my father's family from Poland.  (Both courtries which I am happy to say I have visited.)  It also honors the country to which I made my once-in-a-lifetime trip.....the fabulous country of Japan.  All of these countries share red and white in their flags.

The stamps I used are a set which will be released soon by Mark's Finest Papers.

This second card was also for the Mini-VSN on SCS......This challenge was to think about the movies, especially drive-in movies.  Well, I went with the movie theme and represented the movie The Witches based on Roald Dahl's book of the same name.  In my last few years of teaching I would read this book to my students in October and then we would share the movie as well.

The stamps used on this card are from an old SU set.  AND.....I am just LOVING my new deep edge spiderweb punch.....fab, eh????



This third card is from today's Tea Party challenge.  To read da Muddamark's whole story, click HERE.  I chose this image because of her petticoat and crinoline beneath her dress would be perfect for theis challenge.

This image is by Penny Black.

Wishing you all a great end to your day.

10 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

FUN FUN FUN Joanne, your cards are always AMAZING!!

StampOwl said...

love them all Joanne but of course my fav would have to be the owl

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my goodness, Joanne, your cards are out of this world G O R G E O U S!!! You are a pro at coloring..WOW!!!Hope all is well with you my friend!! Hugs, Sabrina

Our Little Inspirations said...

Fantastic times 3!! I love the red/white card and the lavender and blue one, but that Halloween card is a dazzler! Hey Jojo, I'll trade ya my lattice square embossing folder for your spider web punch!!! *snort*

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful cards Joanne!!! Love the different colors and designs, but my fav is the red one :) ....for some reason I'm always drawn to it...LOL!!! Hugs ~S~

A Cards Delight said...

Beautiful cards! Red and white is so pretty and Halloween is awesome! Love all of them!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOVE all of these Joanne! FAB layouts and stamps! I think the Halloween card is my fav! It'll be here before you know it!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love EVERY single one of them!!....the gingham AND polka dots on the first one is SUCH a great combo, especially in the striking red. Love the fun spider web punch on the second, and that bow on the third one is just THE SWEETEST! Beautiful work as always, Joanne!

Joan Ervin said...

Oh my word, Joanne...such total gorgeousness here...I love every little detail on all 3 cards!!!! The red and white on the first card is sooo classy and your Hallowen card is super cute with those fun images and FABO punched border!!!! Your precious little Penny Black image stole my heart...sooo beautifully colored!!! Ya did good, gf!!!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are beautiful, Joanne! You've really been busy! I really love the punched edges (esp. the raindrop punch).