Sunday, June 2, 2013

The Rest of My Weekend

Sitting with my daughter some more today while she was studying for finals--I made lots more cards for some of my favorite challenges.  Lest you think I am a monster, I should explain that she has ADD, and needs me to help her stay on task.  She is shooting for straight A's, and when you see how much I made today, you will agree that it is very possible.

First up is a card for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show where the challenge is Into the Woods.  I used the sketch from this week's CAS(E) this Sketch CTS#30 and am also entering this card at A Blog Named Hero #25:  It's a Man's Man's Man's World. Can you see the woodgrain Impression plate on my card base?

Next up is a card for this week's CAS-ual Fridays CFC103:  Congratulations, using the colors from this week's Color Throwdown CTD244. I used Ranger White Enamel Accents on the fillings, like I saw Donna do here

I used the sketch at this week's Retro Sketches rs#66 to make a card for Maddy, a courageous young girl battling cancer.  Please click here to learn more about how you can participate in this card drive, too.  This will be the third card I have sent to this young woman--she has endured more than anyone should.  I used my brand new Garden of Life stamps for this card.  There are so many pretty flowers in this set.

I made another card using Garden of Life, this time following the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches FMS88

Last up for me today is a card for this week's Monday Mood Board #13 at WPlus9 and also for CAS-ual Fridays CFC103:  Congratulations.  I used Quilt Prints--I think that is my favorite WPlus9 set so far.  I messed up my pattern a little somewhere (I won't say where), so I stamped a few extra red and blue pieces to randomly glue down with dimensionals and then coat with glossy accents. 

That about wraps up my weekend. 

Supplies Used (PTI):
Happy Birthday
Stamps:  Hero Arts Birthday Messages
Paper:  Rustic Cream, We R Memory Keepers Antique Chic
Ink:  Versafine Vintage Sepia
Other:  MFT Fishtail Flags, Woodgrain Impression Plate

Stamps:  Avery Elle Bonjour, Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler
Paper:  White
Ink:  Hibiscus Burst, Harvest Gold, SU Tempting Turquoise, Memento Grey Flannel
Other:  Ranger White Enamel Accents

Stamps:  Garden of Life, Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler
Paper:  Vintage Cream, Limeade Ice Gingham, Berry Sorbet, SU Pretty in Pink
Ink:  SU Pretty in Pink, Hero Arts Pale Tomato, Limeade Ice, Versafine Onyx Black
Other:  Spiral Notebook Die, Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangles, Of the Heart die

Happy Birthday
Stamps:  Garden of Life, Quilled Elegance
Paper:  Kraft, Vintage Cream, Basic Grey Cottage, Berry Sorbet
Ink:  Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Hero Arts Pale Tomato
Other:  Lil INkers Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Scallop Border, bling

Way to Go
Stamps:  WPlus9 Quilt Prints, Star Prints
Paper:  White, Pure Poppy
Ink:  Enchanted Evening, SU Real Red, Memento Grey Flannel
Other:  Twine, Tremendous Tags Die, Glossy Accents

Thanks for Visiting


  1. Joyce, from the look of all your cards today, she will get straight A's and you as well for making so many wonderful cards all in one day. I am in love with your Bonjour card and can't wait to have my own cookies to play with. I love those colors together, so festive! But your card for Maddy is my favorite, so sweet and so beautiful, just like Maddy. I am sure your card will bring a very big smile to her sweet face. You are the Best!

  2. WOW, Joyce, you knocked it out of the park again. How do you keep track of all those challenges? I'd like to know your system if you're willing to share. Your cards are all fabulous and how sweet of you to send Maddy another card ~ such a sad story. I think your so-called mistake on your last card was a bonus as the results are wonderful. WTG!

  3. I love the white wash wood grain embossing! It looks wonderful! Thank you for taking a walk with us through the woods here at Simon Says Stamp & Show this week!

  4. All GORGEOUS cards Joyce - love how you "creatively adjusted" your smudged card!!! Best of luck for your daughter too :)

  5. Another winning day in your craft room Joyce! All fantastic cards again and I have so much to CASE from you from just this weekend!

  6. Looks like a great day of crafting Joyce - love the card for Maddy and the quilt prints is definitely a fun, versatile set! Good luck with finals - I have one finished and one who isn't done until the 13th.

  7. Wow. What a weekend! How great that you can sit with your daughter and help her get those straight A's! Look at all you accomplished too. I love all of your cards, but that quilt prints card is such a great card for the mood board challenge...the colors are so bright and adding the glossy accents on the little boo-boo's was so smart!

  8. Wow! You were very busy and very productive. These are all great cards! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  9. Goodness, looks like a very productive weekend and such delights at the end of it! Good luck to your daughter, I'm sure she'll get those A's :) x

  10. Goodness, joyce, if your daughter's as productive as you are she's bound to get straight A's! I've so enjoyed your weekend ... today's cards are wonderful ... still love that woodgrain plate, gorgeous WPlus9 quilt, gorgeous florals and more yummy macaroons ... you're spoiling us! Anita :)

  11. You can sure accomplish a lot of card making in one day. My favorite has to be the last one, mainly because I'm also in love with that quilt stamp.

  12. Incredible cards! I cannot believe the number you created. I'm wishing your daughter the best of luck...she certainly is studying hard enough to earn those A's! I love all your cards, especially the one you made for Maddy. It is sure to cheer her up.

  13. great cards!! love the monday mood baord card and your card for retro sketches!

  14. I want to have your crafting time! And you spin!!! These are all amazing! I love the mood board one too, I thought I would have time to make one for that . Great job here as always

  15. Wonderful productive weekend, Joyce--love this batch! Your MMB card is fantastic. I really need that set! And thanks for reminding me of all the gorgeous things that can be made with Garden of Life. Maddy's card is fabulous! Haven't used that set in ages and it really has lots of great flowers.

  16. Great card! Thanks for playing with us over at A Blog Named Hero.

  17. What a wonderful bunch of beautiful cards, Joyce! Woodgrain and muted colours are perfect for a mastuline card. Thanks for playing with us at A Blog Named Hero!

  18. Holy moley! Your cards are fantastic! I love all of them. The macarons are adorable and a great color combination. I'm glad you linked up the quilting card separately, too, because it is also so striking! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  19. Another great set of cards. Love the red, white and blue card. Very pretty. the card for Maddy is awesome. Love the flowers on the spiral notebook page. Love those arrows. perfect sentiment too.
    I hope your daughter gets her straight A''s. If she spent as much time studying as you did crafting, I think she'll do it. by the way your cards get al A's too!

  20. Your card for Maddy is so wonderful. I'll have to make one too to send.

  21. great cards! wonderful colors and designs! thanks for joining in us this week at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

  22. Maddy's card is so darn cute with the flowers and then those arrows. Those macaroons are so yummy, especially with that white filling! And your quilt pattern has totally hidden your mistake ... I can't find it!! Thanks again for playing with CAS-ual Fridays!

  23. Those macaroons!! The white filling makes it so realistic! Thanks for joining in us this week at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

  24. Wow!! What wonderful cards! You had a busy weekend but sure produced great cards! Lovely!

  25. All of your cards are gorgeous!! I especially love the one you made for Maddy!! I'm sure she will cherish it!!

    Thanks for entering my "Cards for Maddy" Giveaway! Good luck!!



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