Thursday, March 3, 2011

Joan's Gardens Blog Hop!

I was thrilled to be included in Joan's current hop! There is such a vast group of talented ladies participating. Be sure to read through this whole post to find out how to win some super prizes!

My card is using JustRite stamp set called Beautiful Day. It uses a 21/4 x 3 1/16 holder. My base layers are Pure Luxury card stock colors In The Navy, and Little Boy Blue. The stitching was done on my new Baby Lock sewing machine that Santa brought! The beautiful sentiment from my stamp set was cut out with a Classic Oval Nestabilities, and layered on a Beaded oval Nestie. My iris were colored with Copics and carefully cut and layered. For embellishments, I used lace, pearls, and MS punched butterflies.

EXCITING NEWS! This week you have the chance to win an AMAZING PRIZE PACKAGE you won't want to miss out on. JustRite Stamps has so generously donated the grand prize for this week's Joan's Garden's 8th Challenge for 2011. This prize package includes the following JustRite products:

acrylic block set – $8.95
mini binder box - $9.95
mothers natures gifts – 16.95
fancy tags- 19.95
happy everything -32.95
nested frame dies 24.95
nested sentiments dies 24.95
3 ¼” block -12.95
Fancy frames 19.95
Inspires me 19.95

Wouldn't you love to win this grand prize from JustRite stamps, with a value of over $191. In addition to this fabulous grand prize, there will also be additional prize packages from Joan's Garden's to give you 2 additional chances to win.

You will have until next Thursday morning (March 10) 6:00 AM EST to link your card/project. There are only two requirements for this week's challenge:

• Create a card/project using ONLY JustRite stamps (any JustRite stamps and matching dies are acceptable) Do not use any other brand stamps. You may use any card stock, design paper and embellishments you want.

• You must be subscribed to Joan's Gardens blog to win. This allows you to receive all updates about challenges and sales, etc.

The winner for the grand prize package from JustRite Stamps will be chosen from a Random drawing and will be announced Friday morning (March 11). This person will also be entered in the End of the Year drawing for a $100 gift certificate from Joan's Gardens. You may enter this challenge more than once, but each card/project must be made with only JustRite stamps.


TWO more chances to win another a great prize! You won't want to miss all the inspiration in the beautiful cards created by these talented designers. While visiting each of these blogs, you have a chance to win another great prize from Joan's Gardens. In order to be eligible for one of these two prize packages, you need to leave a comment on each blog in this Hop. Out of the fourteen blogs, there are two "mystery" blogs, each with a prize package from Joan's Gardens. For a chance to win, be sure to leave a comment on all fourteen blogs. Here is your lineup..........


Thanks so much for stopping by, and best of luck with winning a big prize!

87 comments:

Carla S. said...

Stunning card, Mary Anne! I love the sitching and lace and the perfectly colored irises! Wonderful design!

Larisa said...

Very beautiful card!!! Love the iflowers on the corner) Good job)))

Olga said...

Your card is just priceless, absolutely beautiful!!!!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Will the beautiful stitch work caught my eye right away, so different! The coloring you did on the flower is lovely, very nice card.

Patti P. said...

Mary Anne, I love your stitching, I wish that I had learned to sew, just for card making.lol I love everything about this card. The LO, the beautiful sentiment and those irises are to die for. Just the perfect touch. Tfs...you are an asset to this blog hop.

Sue W said...

Oh Mary Anne.....this is just beautiful! Your perfect stitching and the pretty lace are just a small part of what make this card so special! Your layout is wonderful and your colouring ..... perfection! Congratulations I love your card.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Mary Anne- I love all the detail that makes this card a stunner!

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
Drop dead amazing! I love Iris and yours are colored so pretty. Love the layout cutting those out perfectly to place in the corner was brilliant. love your sewing and all the other details.

Liz Weber said...

Ooh la la Mary Anne your card is amazing. I just love how the flowers pop off the card, love the adorable butterflies and your colour scheme is so pretty! Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Your card is soooo very pretty. I love the Iris Flower and you have made this one look like I could just pick it! Love the butterflies you made and the lace is just gorgeous!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Wowzers Mary Anne! Absolutely stunning! Love all the flowers and beautiful butterflies!

Teresa said...

Love the stitching on your card. Thanks for sharing.

Selma said...

Mary Anne we are so proud to have you helping us with our JustRite Blog Hop. Your card is gorgeous. Those iris are perfectly arranged around the beautiful sentiment. That stitching is amazing. Thank you for participating in Joan's Garden's Weekly Challenges.

Kym Weber said...

Wow! absolutely stunning and breathtaking! Your sewing is just beautiful! And the flowers around the sentiment is gorgeous along with the butterflies! Spectacular!

Sherry Kushibab said...

What a wonderful card...those blues and that STITCHING,Santa was good to you!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

OH WOW Maryanne! This is simply GORGEOUS!! How much fun to be a part of this blog hop! Congratulations!! LOVE your choice of paper & design!! Beautiful job!!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

I need to take some lessons from the other blog hop participants. Your card is beautiful. I like the way the blue Iris are layered and the gentle edging of the blue on the butterflies. VERY NICE!

Giovana said...

Beautiful creation!!

Diane said...

Very soft and pretty...loving the blue edges of the butterflies!!

Sharon Peele said...

Mary, Your card is gorgouse!! I am loving the sewing, I just got a brother for Christmas but I have to learn how to use it!!HEHEHE

Cindy Lou said...

Love this card and the way you have over and over again spotlighted your sentiment! Everything makes the eye flow to the center and pay attention to what you have to say. Excellent job, beautiful work, thanks for sharing!

Sharon said...

Your card is beautiful. I especially love the flowers. I always think "peaceful" with the color blue. Thanks for sharing.

Becky said...

This card is stunning! I love those flowers.

Brenda said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful! I love the flowers, the sentiment, everything!

Clare said...

Wonderful job! Great colors!

Gretchen Wilson said...

I think I could go right out to my garden and pick those Irises, but then I don't have a green thumb. You have done a beautiful job in your color and shading to bring them alive. The detail you added to everything has presented a very beautiful card. Well done.

PatS said...

Beautiful color selection and coloring. Your card and the iris are stunning!

Patricia said...

beautiful card. I love the colors they just make your card pop!

SuzanneK said...

OMG gorgeous creation, your colouring is just stunning. Hugs

Lillian Child said...

Beautiful paper piecing, Mary Anne!

I just found your blog on this hop and am now a follower - so very nice to meet you!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Kris Turner said...

WOW, Mary Anne - where to start? This is gorgeous. Love all the work you put into it. The color combo is stunning. Great job!
Kris, Wadsworth, OH

Lana said...

I love this card MaryAnne!! It is so delicate looking, just a beautiful job!!!!!!!

Nancy said...

Oh my gosh, where to start?!? Your flowers are colored so beautifully, all your details are perfect. That stitching is wonderful!

Joanne said...

GORGEOUS card! Your stitching just blew me away....AWESOME!!!!!

okienurse said...

Beautiful card and coloring. Thanks for sharing. Vickie

Carol L said...

Congratulations for being a part of this blog hop! Your card is stunning with those pretty blue flowers and that AWESOME stitching! I love the lace border too! Just beautiful!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

wow wow wow your coloring is perfection - love irises ... just love'em and that lace - and just everything - takes me back in time to when my GranMa was alive and me watching her work in her iris garden...

Linda Peterson said...

Talk about talent!! You are amazing! I love your card!

Barbara Colbert said...

Beautiful colors and stitching! Excellent use of JustRite stamp!!

redwasher1 said...

Beautiful card!!! Love the flowers!!

Joan said...

Oh what a beautiful card. The details is wonderful. Thanks for the inspiration.

Betty Benton said...

I love, love, love your irises!! The whole card is just stunning!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Very, Very pretty. Love how you layered the beautiful Iris'

Theresa said...

This is one beautiful card,Mary Anne! Love all the details and layering of the Iris. You put a lot of work, time, and heart in this card. Truly wonderful!

Newbie said...

Stunning card, Mary Anne! The coloring AND cutting on the iris is beautiful!! The sewing just sets everything off, and the pearls add a nice touch! With the butterflies and the lace, it a a EXQUISTE card!

CraftinGranny said...

Oh Mary Anne, this is just beautiful! I love the way you've colored the Irises and the gorgeous colors on the card. "Hugs" Carol

Gladys R. said...

What a lovely card. The iris is
my favorite and you colored it so
nice. Love the butterflies,how you
just inked the edges. Great idea I
must try.

Grace said...

Oh my goodness those flowers are gorgeous! Your coloring is amazing! I have to find these as they are among my favorites!!! LOVE the pretty stitching you did! Santa was good to you!!! You did an awesome job with this sample and showcased these beautiful Just Rite stamps beautifully!

marsha said...

What a stunning card! Love your design, the colors you chose and your coloring is gorgeous! The lace and your stitching are just beautiful.
Hugs,
Marsha

Adielane said...

This card is so pretty! The stitching gives it a very nice touch!! Great job!

Susan said...

My goodness. I had to take a long look at your card to take in all of the details. My favourite things are the iris, and the gorgeous stitching along the sides!

Kerrie said...

Beautiful!... love the fancy stitching on the edges.

Lynn said...

...and I always love pearls on a card.

Donna said...

Wow! You fit right into Joan's garden! Your card is stunning. Love your embellishments!

Linda W. said...

Just absolutely stunning!

JD said...

Beautiful card, Mary Anne, So glad we had the opportunity to meet today. I hope I get to stamp with you again...Fun time!

CraftieConnie said...

Gorgeous work Mary Anne! Love your blues!

Janice M said...

Mary Anne this is absolutely GORGEOUS!! Love that stitching!!

Peggy said...

Love the way you put the flowers and butterflies around the frame.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Karen McAlpine said...

Love that beaded oval spellbinders in a dark color. Great layout.

murray1958 said...

how pretty

Deb said...

Your card is quite beautiful...I really love tthe stiching around the edge...very nic etouch. Hugs

Betty Neville said...

Gorgeous card Mary Anne! Beautiful coloring and love the stitching!

judybob3 said...

Beautiful job Mary Anne...........makes me believe Spring might actually make it! :)

Sandee said...

SOOO Gorgeous Mary Ann!! LOVE it!!!

Mrs Ham said...

Oh soooo beautiful.

Gail said...

What a touching sentiment and you made two stunning cards ,both different but beautiful.

Marge said...

What a total WOW -- your stitching adds sooo much along with that sweet sentiment!!!

gksnod said...

This is so incredibly gorgeous! Wonderful unconventional use of different stitches on your machine, and I just love the combination of butterflies and flowers!

April said...

So beautiful! I love the blue flowers. You did a great job!

Linda said...

Oh, I don't know where to start. This is a lovely card with all the embellishments and beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

E. Marie said...

Wow!! What a lovely card. I love the way you colored and layered your flowers and the lace and stitching really add to the look.

Vail's Creative Endeavors said...

Love this card, the way you put it all together is wonderful.

Yvonne said...

Beautiful!

TRACEY O said...

Such a beautiful card.

Becky Dunham said...

Gorgeous card Mary Anne! I love the irises and the colors - well just everything really :) And I LOVE that sentiment!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, what a fabulous card, love every bit of it.

Shirley N said...

OMGosh what a beautiful creation! Love your stamped image and your butterflies!

Kimba's Kreations said...

Your STITCHING is AMAZING!!!! Great card!

newfiecrafter said...

Gorgeous card love the flowers and the stitching
Marilyn

Tanya said...

Gorgeous! Love that stitching too, you lucky girl, Santa was very good to you! :D

Cathy Willett said...

Your card is beautiful. I love the Stitching, the colors and the flowers.

Pattie said...

So very beautiful!

Brenda said...

WOW! Love everything about your card! So pretty!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love how the flowers frame the sentiment! Beautiful.

Sherry said...

your card is GORGEOUS!!!

Karen Linarez said...

I love the stitching, it gives such a pretty touch. And, the butterflies and your flowers are great! Pretty card!