Monday, May 10, 2010

Happiness is.....

having a relaxing day with family and crafting! I Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and that the Mother's out there were treated well by their loved ones.

I created this trio of flowers for yesterday's 365 Cards sketch and also incorporated the Our Creative Corner Challenge which was to create an anniversary card.

I used the Poppin'-Pastels technique for both the grass and the flowers. Here is the tutorial from over at SCS by Beate Johns. I really do need to pull out my pastels more often.


My second card for today is one that Allison created for me for Mother's day while I was at school one day last week. She then went over to where Grant was working so that he could sign it. I personally am astounded by how well she cut out those butterflies. I kept looking at them trying to think of which die cut she used - duh.....scissors.

Well, I'm off to work - hope everyone has a sun shiney morning to wake up to which works into a marvelous Monday!!!!
Thanks for stopping by - Joan

12 comments:

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh i love them both! that pastels is gorgeous and i love those stamp sets too.

and that is one super job on cutting out those butterflies! beautiful card!

hope mom's day was awesome!

HappyCrafter said...

What a gorgeous card your daughter made for you, and it seems she went to a lot of effort and care, hope everything about your mothers day was just as nice!
As for the top card, love that stamp set and your grass looks great using the pastel technique.

Alex said...

Gorgeous cards Joan!! I really love that top one, the colors are so beautiful together!!!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Cindy Haffner said...

These are GORGEOUS!!

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, these are fabulous, Joan! Love what you did with the Poppin' Pastels Techniques and that stamp set ... just beautiful!

stampinfrog said...

Gorgeous cards Joan!
Hugs,Connie

Julie - Kewlstamps said...

Very adorable...thanks for playing along with us at OCC :-)

TesaB said...

Gorgeous cards!!! Both of them! Love the stamping on the first one. It looks amazing!

~amy~ said...

Love your cards...the colors are gorgeous!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Such a pretty card, Joan. Love the colors and will have to get my pastels out too! How nice that your DIL made such a pretty card for you - such a special gesture! So happy you could have some fun with Our Creative Corner's anniversary card challenge this week!

Rose said...

both are fantastic :)

Pam said...

Love your card for the 365 sketch - so pretty!!