Saturday, May 14, 2011

It's another CHALLENGING Saturday!!!!






Tomorrow, May 15 is National Chocolate Chip Day!!! As this month's hostess for the Crazy4Challenges, I challenged the team to have some image related to ‘chocolate’ on their card/project today.  (Eating a chocolate chip cookie during the creative process is optional –but who could pass up a reason to eat a chocolate chip cookie or two??!!!)

I used an unmounted stamp of a Hershey's Kisses bag to create my background and a Stampabilities stamp for my sentiment which was die cut with a Spellbinders die.  I used, once again, my Spellbinders leaves/ferns dies for the accents, along with some old SU chocolate chip satin ribbon.

The Crazies gallery should be positvely deeeeelish today, so be sure to stop by.....just click HERE.





I am also the hostess for the Speedy's Friends Challenge this week.  I challenged that team to make a card with monochromatic blues.  I used the newly released set from Mark's Finest Papers called Big Boy Toys.  It is a fabulous set for masculine cards of all sorts.  This is a pretty simple design, something I tend to do with masculine cards.  I just added a bit of texture, some piercing, and brads.

Be sure to take the time to visit the Speedy's post on the MFP blog......it is sure to be full of monochromatic creations in blue!!!!

20 comments:

StampOwl said...

awesome cards Joanne, love that sentiment on the top card

Cindy Haffner said...

GORGEOUS Pat!!~

Joycelyn Turner said...

These are so FABULOUS, Joanne!!!! Those leaves on your 'chocolate' creation are just amazing!!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

OH MY GOSH! Can I just tell you how stunning I think this card is?!! I love EVERYTHING about it Joanne - the layout, the embossing underneath, the stitching/paper piercing - FAB! REALLY gorgeous card! Hope you don't mind if I CASE it someday!
~Meredith

redwasher1 said...

You always WOW me!! Both cards are fabulous!!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

WOW< WOW, WOW, Joanne, girl, you never ever cease to amaze me with your awesome cards! The first one.....LOVE it and everything that is mentioned on it too :D:D:D
And that second card...so elegant and beatiful and perfect for a man young or old! Have a great weekend!! Hugs, Sabrina

Winnie and Patty said...

Joanne--this is lovely. I really like this old truck stamp and doing it in blues is wonderful!! TFS

Benzi said...

Joanne, great cards and I love those 4 basic food groups...why can't it really be? LOL What a super masculine card in monochroatic blues.

Liz Williams said...

These are both great. I love that basic food group stamp. It seems to be one I like to frequent alot.LOL!

Liz Williams said...

These are both great. I love that basic food group stamp. It seems to be one I like to frequent alot.LOL!

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, your first card looks good enough to eat, Joanne, and I love the fabo guy card with the pickup...wonderful cards, gf!!!

Silli said...

Love your cards muchly Joanne, Love the pretty bow...Wish you a happy day...;-)

Lynda Benden said...

Your chocolate card is delicious Joanne!!! LOL!! I just LOVE your MFP card! What a beautiful image and the blues are fantastic!

America said...

gorgeous cards. Love that first one with its fun verse and combo of elements. The second one is so awesome for a male--> especially love the uncolored look! :) Great job GF!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

LOVE it! I love that sentiment, and the colors and die cuts are awesome!

Janeen said...

Beautiful, i like the embossing folder which looks a bit like tire tracks from my angle. I had a similar thing going on in my head when I read of the challenge in my e-mail. hmmm...now I'll have to come up with something different. :)

Carol L said...

I love the soft blues on this great guy card! Great embossing too!

Harriet Skelly said...

As always these are great cards Joanne! I especially love the blue monochromatic card!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Joanne, how perfect to do a boy/guy card in the blues. Thanks for this challenge....it was a little challenging for me, and that's a good thing! Helps me grow. :)

Shirley said...

Your first card is just so yummy! Your second one is a really wonderful male card! Great pair!