Saturday, September 3, 2011

The Crazies Are Thinkin' School!!!

Barbara is our Crazy4Challenges hostess with the mostest for the month of September.  Since September usually means the start of school, we were to relate our cards to that subject.  I used a set by Flourishes to complet my card, along with punches from EK Success.  My Nesties were used for the image and its frame, and my Marvy scallop and regular corner rounders did the corners.  I added pearls, piercing and a bow/ribbon.  Including these three items also makes this card eligible for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge, which was a BINGO challenge.

Now be sure to check out the Crazies Blog to see all the fab creations by the rest of this fabulous team.

This second card is one I did for the Speedy's Friends Challenge this week which was to use bling.  I used the poppies set from Mark's Finest Papers.  This will be another in my stash going to a friend's daughter's women's ministry.

Sad to say that many of my friends are still without power after Hurricane Irene.  For a storm that really had gone down to strong tropical storm status for part of the time it was here, it surely has left our state (and others) in a real mess.  Schools have missed 5 days of school and it is still not guaranteed to start on Tuesday.  Not a great way to start a school year!!!  And again, I must say that the people of New Jersey and Vermont are in my prayers......they had such terrible flooding from the hurricane.

22 comments:

Tammy Hershberger said...

GREAT card, Jojo! OMGosh, I NEVER thought about that stamp set from Flourishes, but it's PERFECT for the back-to-school theme!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Joanne, oh my word, both of your cards are absolutely stunning my friend!! I love, love, love, your coloring! Hope all is well! Hugs, Sabrina

StampOwl said...

awesome cards Joanne

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Joanne both your cards are an extravaganza of bling...I love it!!! Being both a fan of wearable bling and craftable bling I can tell you that you have ROCKED this challenge. Those yellow poppies are sensational girl! Beautifully done. Thanks for playing in Speedy the Cat's challenge. I love to visit and see your awesome creations.

Bear hugs,
Carol

Benzi said...

Joanne, both these are fabulous. Don't you love coloring those poppies? That is one of my fav sets. Beautiful punch work going on here.

Winnie and Patty said...

Joanne--these yellow poppies are gorgeous!!! And I love the nesties you used to cut them out! Your rhinestones around the oval is perfect! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

Heather Jensen said...

Both are beautiful. Thanks so much for playing at FTTC. :)

Janeen said...

Beautiful card, i like your paper piercing at the top and the soft yellow paper you used. Thanks for playing with Speedy the Cat.

Joycelyn Turner said...

Two AWESOME creations to inspire me...I just love what you do with dies and punches!!!!

Julia Aston said...

Two lovely cards Joanne - that mug of crafty tools is so fun and your flower is gorgeous!

Theresa said...

Beautiful cards! I love the big bow on the first card. Fabulous images on both. Simply beautiful!!

Carol L said...

Great cards today, and I'm especially interested in the last one with that gorgeous border punch. I recently bought that punch and thought it was just too large for cards, but I may have to re-think that now! I love how you layered it for a great look!

Liz Williams said...

Joanne, Love this beautiful card with that fabulous punched plaid panel. So sorry to hear your area had that storm. Our area is so much more experienced with storms, so I know how it feels to be without electricity for days. The last storm we had here I was without electricity for 11 days, and in Texas that means plenty of hot and humid days after a storm.

Summerthyme Studio said...

Both cards are just gorgeous!

Vicki

Bev Gerard said...

Wonderful cards!
***giggling over the "Crazies"!***

~Bev

Cindy Haffner said...

STUNNING my friend!!~

Silke Ledlow said...

Joanne, my sweet friend...I'm so thrilled you had a chance to play the FTTC bingo game with us :) !!! Both of your cards are SMASHINGLY GORGEOUS! Love the framed flower on your second card..I think I need to try it soon :) !!! Hugs ~S~

wannabcre8tive said...

Beautiful cards. I love the borders that you used.

Betty Wright said...

Joanne, these are fantastic! Great piercing detailing and I love the colors you chose! Both cards are awesome! Love the touch of gems around the frame on the second one. Thanks so much for playing Flourishes Bingo Challenge this week!

Designing with Debbie said...

Love both your cards. The bling is the best. I love your back to school card. Thanks for playing along with Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.

Joan Ervin said...

What a darling image, Joanne, and it's just perfect for a back to school card and the aqua ribbon is sooo yummy!!!! Love your gorgeous yellow poppies, too...sooo bright and happy!!!!

Maria said...

Gosh, Joanne. . .your cards are always so beautiful and so elegant. I really love looking at them. You really have a way with the border punches. . I have quite a few and I don't use them. Everytime I look your cards, it makes me want to use my border punches. . .as always, your cards are so inspiring!

Maria