Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Challenging Day -- Team Challenges and My Poor Angel

The CCEE Challenge this week was to NOT USE buttons, bows, brads or buckles.  You could go wild with anything else.  I used an old unmounted sentiment stamp I have had as my focal point and built the rest using Nesties, embossing folder, a Prima rose, some pearls (adhesive, not brads), a touch of lace and some piercing.  The hardest thing about this one was getting a decent picture.  If I brightened it, the coral color darkened tremendously.  So this was as good as I could do.

Be sure to check out the rest of the CCEE Stampers creations.  A few were 'whining' a bit about this challenge but I know their creations will be spectacular.

Vicky G. was our hostess this week for the Stampin B's Challenge.  She wanted us to avoid designer paper and use stamps for our background.  Well, I kind of went the lazy way for this one.  I, luckily, had invested in many of Cornish Heritage Farms backgrounders before they went out of business.  I used the one called Mulberry Paper on the green layer.  For my main image I used this fabulous flower stamp from Stamp Camp.  It is so easy to color and is so dramatic!!!  In real life the yellows are more similar than they appear in this photo.

Now...be sure to check out the fab work of the Stampin B's Challenge Team cuz I am sure they will dazzle you!!!!

Some Personal News......

Our very sweet, young pup had emergency surgery yesterday.  When we 'adopted' her, we knew that she was coming with an umbilical hernia which would be taken care of when she was 'fixed'.  However, on Monday she would yelp when we picked her up and she was shaking a lot.  Thankfully our vet stayed a bit overtime to check her out and the decision was made to do her surgery yesterday.  Poor little thing is only 7.7 pounds and only a tad bit over 4 months old........this has been traumatic for her.....and now she has to deal with those 'cone head thingies' for 7 to 10 days.  This is going to be such a long recuperation for such a fiesty and energetic puppy!!!!

19 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Truly BEAUTIFUL Joanne!!~

StampOwl said...

awesome cards Joanne, hope little Angel is recuperating ok.

wannabcre8tive said...

Love you cards, both are very pretty. I really like the colors you chose in the first one. Sorry your baby had to have surgery, but happy to hear it went well. Wishing Angel a speedy recovery.

Carol L said...

I love the background you created, and both cards are great! Your sweet angel is so young to have to endure surgery, but hopefully this will end her pain! (hugs) to you both :)

Emily Keaton said...

Awww . . . your poor little cone-headed pup! I hope the days of recovery zoom by for her! These cards are wonderful, Joanne! I've never seen that mulberry paper background stamp you used on your StampinB card--it looks fabulous. What a great image for that card, too. Very cheery!!

Benzi said...

Joanne-both cards are really great. I love the beautiful flower on the first and the bg stamp on the other is fabulous.
So sorry about Angel...hope she is doing well today and I wish her a speedy recovery. It may be harder on you than Angel.

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

I always hated it if any of our dogs had to wear one of those cones. I know it's best for them, but it just looks so uncomfortable for the dog to have to wear. Your poor sweet baby. I hope she is doing better today.

I could elaborate on every perfect detail on both of your cards, but suffice it to say "Both of your cards are beautiful!"

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my goodness, Joanne, both of your cards are AWESOME!!! I am sorry to hear about your puppy though :C:C. I hope she will better in no time!! Hugs, Sabrina

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesomeness!! Good luck with your little person -- surgery is such a bummer!!

Francie G. said...

Awwwww! So sorry about your sweet little puppy. Hope all is well now!

Your cards are just beautiful. The first one is absolutely gorgeous. I love the beautiful flower and colors of the second one! Hugs!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Joanne your cards are gorgeous, I love the flower card that you made your own DP with a CHF background stamp, wow!

Thanks for leaving me comments today, I'm so happy your fur baby is finished with her emergency surgery and on the mend. They really are another family member. Our whole family except maybe the cats are all sad that Maxine is in the animal hospital. Bless you

Cindy said...

Oh my goodness SnoSnot! What a bummer...but in a way, its a good thing...now its fixed! Poor little Angel...what a little sweet heart! I bet you were so worried girlfriend! I am just glad she is okay and able to walk around in a cone! Sorry but everytime I see a puppy in a cone, I giggle! Good thing us humans don't have to wear those! Snort!

Love ya!

Cindy said...

Oops! I forgot to say something about the cards.....awesome, love them! You can't make a bad card!

Dawn B. said...

These are such pretty cards.. I love that Stamp Camp image. I have never heard of them.. Your poor baby.. I HATE those head cones. I know they make it so they don't get to the stitches but it is hard on them and us...Good luck..What a cutie.

Denise Marzec said...

Oh nooooo, not the pathetic cone head thingie!...I always felt so bad when our pets had to wear those. Glad to hear she's okay though. She's a cutie. :)

Awesomem cards, as always, girlie. :)

JD said...

Your cards are beautiful!

Maria said...

I'm sorry that your poor puppy had to go through such an ordeal. He must be wondering what is going on. I wish him a quick recovery. . .animals are so resilient. . .he'll be running around in not time!!!

Love both your cards Joanne! The spotlight design is awesome and you did a bang up job with the c4c sketch. ..so pretty!

Maria

Joan Ervin said...

WOW....you have made two more FABULOUS cards, Joanne!!!! You managed to dress up this pretty design with color, die cuts and flowers...who needs all the other stuff when you can design something soooo beautiful without them!!!! I love the second card, too...what an amazing image and your color choices are over the top, gf!!!! You do such awesome work!!!

Joan Ervin said...

I forgot to tell you how sorry I am about you sweet little puppy...he is lucky to have such a wonderful friend to care for him!! Hope he is up feeling better soon!!!