Design Teams

Saturday, February 19, 2011


Hello to all of my friends and followers.  I wanted to let you all know that I am sorry I haven't been by lately to see your beautiful creations.  My Dad was in the hospital for 13 days and is now in a rehab facility getting physical therapy so he can get strong enough to get in and out of his wheel chair on his own.  Until he can, he can't return home.  He is making progress every day and is so anxious to get out of there!  I have been spending a LOT of time there with him and haven't had the time for much else.  I hope I will be able to visit you all again real soon!  Aloha nui, Joanne.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


Happy Valentine's Day everyone!  These two cards are the same but with a different color scheme.  I think I like the green one more than the traditional red.  The stamp is just too cute and is another I bought from the dollar bin at Micheal's.  I sure do find some fun stamps there!  I used my eyelets with the ribbon, added a touch of glitz with tiny green rhinestone for a dot on the "i", and put on the little heart.

On the second one I again used the eyelets with the ribbon (love those polka dots!) and added some Stickles on the heart for a bit of sparkle.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


We all have times in our lives that are challenging.  A dear friend of mine is going through such a time right now, and is on her way to a wonderful new chapter in her life. She is such an upbeat person that when I made this card for her I knew I had to use the this stamp on the front.  The inside verse is one we sing at the end of our Yoga class and it was perfect!  I got the papers on sale at Micheal's, I loved their funky look and colors.

Thursday, February 3, 2011


It's been a very hectic and stressful day.  I had to take my Dad to the emergency room at 4 this afternoon and I just got home - it's after midnight.  They kept him over night as they are not sure what his problem is and they are running test and he'll be seeing a specialist tomorrow.  You may wonder why I am on here posting at this time of the morning, well I needed something to take my mind off of things and calm down.  I'm sipping a coup of tea and trying to relax and not worry.  Hopefully this will get my mind off things for a while.

I did this card yesterday and I really like it.  I think it's the pretty pink bow!  I love to see them on cards, so feminine and soft.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


I can finally post this card!  I made it for my daughter's birthday and had to wait until she received it!  This one was so much fun to make and I went a bit overboard I think, lol!  I colored the mermaid ages ago with my Prisma colored pencils and Gamsol, then added some glitter to her bottom body and her starfish, but it's hard to see it in the picture.  The oval was cut with my Nestabilities and I sponged the edges with ink.  The wave was cut with my Cricut from the Life Is A Beach cartridge.  The "coral" is from some stash I found in my Mom's old pile of craft stuff.  It's plastic coated with glitter, weird stuff but perfect for what I used it for.  I added the gold charms, ric-rac and the pearl as a finishing touch.  Glad to say she loved it!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


My cousin in PA surprised me with a special gift.  She made kerchief angels from hankies that had been our grandmother's.  So of course I wanted to send a special thank you.  I really like this stamp by Stampin' Up and it was perfect for her.  I colored it with my Copic's, inked the edges of the circle cut with my Nestabilites, added the bow and the teacup charm.  The patterned paper is from a stack by DCWV called Linen Closet that I am really enjoying working with.  Hope she likes it as much as I do.