Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Challenging Thursday

Did you know that June 15th is  Fly a Kite Day to celebrate the anniversary of Ben Franklin’s kite experiment in 1752. Frances, our CCEE Stampers' June hostess. has challenged us today to include a kite on our cards.

I took the easy way out on this one....this is dp from one of the summer themed packets (forgot to write down the name...sorry!!)  I stamped Ketto's Dolly from Bella Stamps on white cardstock, colored with Copics, and then cut her out.  Attached her with foam tape and added three red brads and some piercing and that was that....EASY PEASY!!!!

Now, after checking out the rest of this post, be sure to go to the CCEE Blog to check out the KITE creations from the rest of this fabulously talented and friendly team. 

Vicki D. is our Stampin B's hostess this week.  She challenged us to use a border punch.  I used a Fiskar's combined border/corner punch to create the white back layer.  The image is from the newly released Poppies, Poppies, Poppies set from Mark's Finest Papers.

The Stampin B's Blog should be a punchwork of beauty this week with the fabulous creations of this creative and inspiring team.  Be sure to check them out.

On a personal note......the last of the teachers/staff that are part of our Old Fart's Club is retiring this year.  Last night we had an Old Fart's celebration for her.  What a wonderful circle of friends we are so lucky to have in our lives!!!  We don't always seem to get together as a whole group, but when we do, what a MARVELOUS time we have!!!

14 comments:

StampOwl said...

fun cards Joanne, guess we both have that papeer pad with the kites hehe

Denise Marzec said...

Oh Joanne, these are AWESOME cards!! I love the green/orange combo on the flower card and that sweet kite card....oh my!....I totally said "awwwwwww" out loud when I pulled up your blog. Love Love LOVE it!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

What perfect dp you have for this challenge and such a cute card to boot, JoJo! I love your stunning poppies card, too, and how you used the lace-like white bg over your black cs.
I'm glad you had fun with your friends! I'm meeting our ol' farts club this morning for breakfast!

Emily Keaton said...

Joanne, how cool that you used your border and corner punch to create that white background layer. So fancy! Creative use of punches, too. :)

Benzi said...

Joanne, I love that first card with the sweetest ever kite paper...just adorable.

Of course, the poppies are beautiful and so much texture.. what a great way to make your background with the punch...clever you!

pam124 said...

Joanne, what a beauty this week. Those poppies are OUTSTANDING. Love your border punching too. Fantastic as always!

wannabcre8tive said...

Love your kite dp that showcases the adorable little girl. Great stampin B's card, too. Beautiful poppies.

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh your card is just PERFECT!!~

Vicki Dutcher said...

Totally love your color combo!! How fun to have a group of friends like that!!

jdmommy said...

Great cards! I love the border punch as a bg! FAB!

Lois said...

Your kite card is sweet and your poppies card is beautiful! You couldn't ask for more than that on a Thursday!

Carol L said...

Your orange poppy card is just amazing, and I love the whimsical feel of the kite card too! Not bad for an "old fart" *snort*

Traci M said...

Fun kite card, Joanne...and a little known fact that is new to me!! I love that paper!
Poppies are gorgeous, you are the best at borders...and how fun to have that circle of friends in your life!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Joanne, these are fabulous and girl, you have been one busy bee. Love those poppies and how real they look! Hugs, Sabrina