Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sit Back and Relax....A Few to Share Today

This first card was done for the Stampin B's Challenge this week.  Emily is our hostess, and she wanted us to use a banner on our card.  Well, to be honest, I am not a banner person....so I struggled a bit.....AND then I saw this Martha Stewart heart punch sitting on my stampcave table and ......VOILA!!!.......and honestly I can say that I love the way it turned out AND I might even try a banner again.  So, thanks Emily, for making me work out of my comfort zone.  That is one of the great things about being a part of a challenge team!!!

This sweet litle image is by Penny Black as is the sentiment.

Now...I KNOW there will be some BANNER creations on the Stampin B's blog, so be sure to stop in to see them....and then, maybe, you could find some time this week to play along with us.

This simple penguin card was made for the CCEE Stampers Challenge.  Frances is our hostess this month, and apparantly today is Penguin Awareness Day, and since we have a penguin fan in our group, she challenged us to make a card with a penguin or two.

My image is by Penny Black, while my sentiment is from a retired SU set.

So, since we already know that the CCEE Stampers Blog will be full of cute little critters in tuxedos, be sure to stop in to check them out AND to join us in this week's challenge.

This third card is part of a commitment I made to a Teapot Tuesday challenge.  A couple of weeks ago our destination station was a teenage girl who is battling cancer with a yearlong chemotherapy journey ahead of her.  I have signed up as part of a group who will send her cards each month to help cheer her along on her journey.

The image and sentiment on this card is by Mark's Finest Papers from the set called Sew What.

This fourth card was done for yesterday's Sketch Challenge on SCS.  I have been playing with these digi images by Delicious Doodles.  Of course this pulled at my heart because it looks very much like my Pepper, our Cairn Terrier.  I decided to make some Valentine's for family members from the dog.  This is another fabulous sketch by Rox, the hostess of the Sketch Challenge on SCS.  The sentiment and translation is computer generated.

This last card for today is again a card I did for the Sketch Challenge on SCS.  I just had to make this card because it totally expresses my feeling about winter.  We have had snowstorm after snowstorm followed by ice/sleet/freezing rain and then more snow.  I want spring to come so I can retire the shovel/snowblower/ice scraper.

These wonderfully hilarious image and sentiment are by Totally Stampalicious.  Their stamps just make me happy!!!!

Phew!!!  Thanks to anyone who actually made it through this post.  Your time and comments are greatly appreciated.

15 comments:

StampOwl said...

Wow you have been a busy girl up there! Love them all!

Emily Keaton said...

Joanne, you have definitely been a busy lady!! All of these are wonderful, but my favorite is the StampinB card you made. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that little heart banner you made. It's perfect!! I'm so glad that you were able to try something out of your comfort zone for my challenge and that you ended up loving it. I'm just thrilled!

Emily Keaton said...

PS Making your banner out of those lacy hearts was really just brilliant. :)

Francie G. said...

You are a creatin' machine, GF! All beautifully done and detailed. I especially like the sweet little image and the heart banner. Beautiful creations, Joanne!

Benzi said...

It's cold here and I thought I would just make myself a hot cup of cocoa to enjoy while cruisin' through your gallery. Your cards are all just the best. I love your Stampin B's card with the lovely hearts and that beautiful striped panel. One thing I really enjoy about your cards is they always have so much texture.
Joanne, I'm sure everyone is going to enjoy Valentine cards from you Pepper.
BTW, my neighbor/friend has a daughter in your part of the country this week and got caught up in your snowy, icy weather. She's just out of college and hasn't been around that much snow
and I think she thinks it is fun! LOL

Carol L said...

Your midnight oil in the stamp cave is burning bright and long! WOW! These cards are all fantastic. What caught my eye is that adorable valentine candy embossing folder! I wish I'd never seen it now! (you KNOW why!) LOL

Vicki Dutcher said...

I have to chuckle - I pop over to check out a card and then spend 15 min looking at ALL of them. You are one fabulous card creating machine!! :)

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Oooo! I LOVE that red and white striped paper for your banner and that sweet string of hearts. Such a cute card! You are a stampin' machine, my friend. I can't believe how many FABULOUS cards you've made! How do you do it? I love them all!

cindy said...

All these cards are amazing. Well done.

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohhh I LOVE all your work.

Lynn McAuley said...

What an awesome array of sensational cards, Joanne!! You are such a remarkable artist!!

Andrea C said...

All fantastic cards x

Cheryl said...

These are all wonderful! Beautiful work!

wannabcre8tive said...

I love that cute Pepper card. It looks so much like him. Great job.

wannabcre8tive said...

Your penguin card is fabulous. Shhh hhhhhh.
I think Mother Nature took you serious, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. And so she did. :)