Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Some Challenge Cards to Share

This is a card I created for Wednesday's Sketch Challenge on SCS.  I used a sentiment stamp from Flourishes.  It was also done for Flourishes' Timeless Tuesday Challenge which was to focus on the sentiment.  This sketch was perfect for that.

This second card was created for Tuesday's Teapot Tuesday Challenge on SCS.  Our destination this week is Massachusetts.  The recipient is facing another bout of treatment for cancer.  We hope our cards will bring some cheer.  Birds and flowers were the main goal, but we could also add hearts and ribbons.  I used this fabulous Magenta set which was a 'virgin' set.  In cleaning out some of my stamp cave, I have made wonderful discoveries of items, like this set, that I love, but haven't used.

Thanks so much for stopping in to see what I have been up to.........we all have so much to do and so little time in which to do it!!!!  So please know I appreciate any time you choose to spend here in blogland.

.......on a personal note........

Today the East Coast experienced the strongest earthquake in decades.  Its epicenter was south of Washington, DC, but people herre in CT felt it.  Supposedly, on the East coast our bedrock is so solid that it causes the quakes to be felt further away than in other areas....or something like that.......Anyhooooo....I did not feel it......when it struck, I was at WalMart suffering a shock of my own.......I don't go there often, but when I do, I stock up......I was flabbergasted by my total rung up just about when the earthquake shook.  So.....I had a my own personal shock and never felt the actual shaking from the earthquake.....lol!!!!

8 comments:

Benzi said...

Your cards are super. You're right about the sketch for that sentiment...perfecto. And, what a great find. As I've been cleaning, I certainly haven't found anything nearly as good as that stamp...you know I love birds.

You are too funny about your Wally-World total. Gosh, I have been through two of those kinds of earthquakes. One was in the wee hours of the morning and hubby and I woke up to everything in our bedroom shaking..pottery, pictures, vases, books, everything on top of all the furniture. I knew immediately what it was. The other time I was in a restaurant and all the patrons heard a rumble and my feet shifted to one side and back. Very strange!

Hope you wanted to hear all that. LOL

StampOwl said...

wonderful cards as usual Joanne.

Glad everything is ok with you after that earthquake ... too funny about your walmart shock those totals sure do have a habit of getting high!

Mothermark said...

Ha ha! Well, some say you can't control an act of nature.....and some say you can't control a trip to Walmart stocking up! I agree with both! Snort!

Your cards are wonderful...love the black white and red! And you know I loved your teapot card! Thanks for playing along!

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous cards, Joanne! Love the flower design in the top with the sentiment as focus! The color blocking on the second one is gorgeous. I must try that look more often! Thanks so much for playing Flourishes FTTC sentiment challenge this week!

KimCreate said...

VERY PRETTY CARDS. I felt the earthquake in South Windsor, CT. I thought I was having some kind of medical emergency! I couldn't comprehend an earthquake in CT!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Hello my friend!! Girl, you are too funny!!! Love the WallyWorld story!! Your cards are as always over the TOP!!! It truly does not matter what kind of stamp you touch you turn them into masterpieces after you are done inking them up and putting them on paper! Thanks for always inspiring me!! Hugs, Sabrina

Joan Ervin said...

Two fabulous cards, Joanne!!! The flower on the first card is beautiful and what great colors!!! I love the second card, too, especially how you designed the blocks and colored each one differently...simply STUNNING!!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Hey GF...your cards are just BEAUTIFUL! Love your sentiment card for the FTTC...the flower is fabbo! The quote is awesome too! Thanks for playing along...hugs ~S~