Wednesday, September 3, 2008

An Old and New Prettie Challenge

So as some of you may have noticed, I've been a little absent lately. I blame it on a combination of family visiting and because San Francisco has finally gotten its summer! The summer months here are always chilly and windy. Mark Twain once said that the coldest winter he ever spent was a summer in San Francisco. That's a bit of an exaggeration:-), but it's definitely jeans and sweater weather. By the time August comes, I'm so sick of the weather I'm ready to move anywhere! But than all of a sudden it gets warm and San Francisco seems like the best city in the world:-) We spent a couple of days at the beach this past weekend and I'm sporting a mean sunburn, but it was so worth it!

Ok, enough about the weather and onto my cards:-) Since I never showed my card for the Wednesday Prettie Challenge last week, you're getting to see both today! Last week Danielle had us make a shaker card. This was my first one and I could not figure out what to fill it with. Than I remembered these rhinestone flowers I found at Joanns and I think they worked perfectly! I love how they look with Mrs. Wad E. Bug.



The challenge this week was issued by Jackie to make your own dp from a Paper Prettie stamp and than also use it to paper piece. I have to admit, I cheated a little on this one:-P Instead of paper piecing the watering can, I just masked around it and restamped my pattern. Sorry Jackie, I hope it still counts!:-) My color inspiration came from Jules beautiful photo album she made and the layout came from this gorgeous card from Jodi. I'm so lucky to be surrounded by all these expert stampers to learn from!



Make sure to check out the Paper Prettie design team blogs to see what they did for this challenge. I'm going there right now to check them out, I know they'll be amazing as always!:-) Jules challenged us to do a shape card next week, anything but a rectange, square, circle, etc. I'm pretty excited about this one, I've got a ton of ideas. Its going to be hard to keep me inside this week with the weather finally warm, but I'll try my best to do more posting than last week. Hope everyone has a great day and thanks for stopping by!

9 comments:

Jenn said...

Super adorable shaker card Joni and I love, love, love the second card with the polka dot dp and watering can...it's oh so cute! :D

Jessie/knightrone said...

Oh my word!! Both of these are just fabulous Joni!! You are so super talented!!

Julie Masse said...

Wow!!! You are sure rockin' the stamps these days!! These are both so great!! :)

Donna said...

ha! maybe you should move to Austin, you would start to appreciate the chill of the Bay Area! both cards are awesome, love your ingenious way of making your watering can work with the challenge! the lovebug is adorable!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Joni, these are both SOOOOOOOO gorgeous! LOVE the shaker and your coloring, and that watering can card...wow!! All I have to say is I WISH it was coming to me this week.....GORGEOUS!!!

Beate said...

Both cards are adorable! I love the coloring on both. Your shaker card is adorable with happy, fresh colors. The second card has some of my favorite colors and great DP.

Have a great weekend
Hugs and smiles

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Joni, these are both adorable! Love the flowers in the shaker and I LOVE how you cut out the flowers from the watering can to put inside it! SO SO creative!

Carolyn King said...

I love these both--you are such a talented card maker (and illustrator!)

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh what a cute polka dot card!! And that shaker card with the bling-y shaker!!!! AWEsome!!