Sunday, July 5, 2015

Merry Monday #165 - Candles and Flowers

Hello friends.  I was able to get my card done for the Merry Monday #165 challenge - candles and flowers.  Here is my card.
The image is from Flourishes Christmas Candles (unfortunately it is no longer available), stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Promarkers.  I added 2 tiny poinsettias with a Martha Stewart punch with gold rhinestones in the centers.  I cut it with a Spellbinders Classic Ovals die, and matted with SU Real Red cut with Spellbinders Classic Scallop Ovals die.  The sentiment is from Verve's Glad Tidings.  Then I mounted it with foam tape on DSP from Teresa Collins' Santa's List 6x6 pad.  Added another SU Real Red layer and then to thecard base of Coredinations Heavy White CS.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Christmas Card Challenges #31

Good Sunday morning friends.  It is time for a new Christmas Card Challenges and this week we have a color challenge for you.

The card base and white panel are Cordenations Heavy CS.  The black mat is Recollections CS and the DSP is from Teresa Collins Studio Gold 6x6 pad.  The image is a Hero Arts stamp, stamped with Versamark, embossed with SU Black embossing powder and mounted with foam tape.  The sentiment is from Verve's Bright Spirits.  The white panel is cut with a Spellbinder's Devine Eleoquence die.  The silver ribbon is from Stampin' Up.

I haven't played along in awhile so I am also entering my card in Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - "Anything Goes".

Now you should check out all the fabulous creations by my teammates over at Christmas Card Challenges.  I hope you will be join us this week.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Seize The Birthday - Red, White & Blue

Happy Thursday my friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time we have the "Toppings" option of red, white and blue.  It is only an option and if you prefer, you can just make a birthday project.

My cardbase and white panels are from Core'dinations 110# White CS from JoAnn's.  The large white panel is embossed with Darice Dot-Point EF.  The black mats are Recollections.  The blue check DSP is from Recollections Home Basics 6x6 pad and the red DSP is from Carta Bella Boy Oh Boy 6x6 pad.  I stamped two flowers from Verve's Joyful Blooms in SU Riding Hood Red ink (retired), sponged the RHR ink over them and fussy cut them out.  Then I sponged the petal edges darker, layered them, and added a MME Enamel Dot.  The sentiment from Verve's Making a Statement is stamped in SU Brocade Blue ink (retired), and hand cut.  The flower and sentiment are mounted with foam tape.

Now check out all the fabulous creations by my teammates over at Seize the Birthday and play along with us.  Can't wait to see what you created.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Warm Winter Wishes for Christmas Card Challenges #30

Good Morning friends.  It is Sunday and time for a new challenge at Christmas Card Challenges.  This week it is "Anything Goes" as long as it is Christmas.

For my card I used this cute digital image from Mo's Digital Pencil called Valerie in Winter, (there are 3 images in this set).  I colored her with Copics and Promarkers, and added some white Fun Flock to the snow and the pom-pom on the hat.  She is cut out with MFT Circle Stax 1 and matted with Circle Stax 2 dies.  The snowflake is cut with MFT Let It Snowflake twice and layered, then mounted with foam tape.  The sentiment is from MFT Holiday Hugs Snowman and cut with a Spellbinders Gromment Tags and mounted with foam tape.  I added pink rhinestones to the center of the snowflake and on each end of the tag.  The DSP is from My Mind's Ey Merry Little Christmas, matted with white CS.  The card base and mat are SU Melon Mambo.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is Anything Goes, so I am entering my card there also.
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

I hope you will check out all the great cards by my teammates over at Christmas Card Challenges and play along with us this week.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a Blessed day.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Christmas Card Challenges #29 - Photo Inspiration

Good Morning friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Christmas Card Challenges and this week we have a photo inspiration for you.

My card base and mat is MFT Electric Red and the white is Coredinations Heavy White CS.  The white is cut with Lil' Inkers Side Stitched Rectangles die.  The candy canes are cut with a Sizzix die, colored with Copics, and mounted with foam tape.  The bow is cut with the largest Memory Box Precious Hearts die from MFT Natural CS.  The DSP is from Teresa Collins Candy Cane Lane 6x6 pad.

Check out all the fabulous cards by my teammates at Christmas Card Challenges and play along with us this week.  Can't wait to see what you create.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, June 18, 2015

JUGS #297 and MFTWSC 233

I made a masculine card for this week's JUGS challenge  (stacked diecuts) using this weeks MFT Sketch 233 challenge.
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I used Coredinations Heavy White Card stock and MFT Sno Cone & Tropical Teal CS, along with MFT Tropical Teal, Summer Splash, Blu Raspberry and Sno Cone inks, to sponge the top layer of my happy die-cut.  I cut 4 layers from white and inked the top layer before adhering them together.  I used 2 dies from MFT Blueprints 6 to cut the white panel and large Sno Cone panel.  The dark blue panel is cut with Lil' Inkers Stitched Rounded Rectangles die.  The sentiment is from MFT Birthday Chalkboard Greetings and cut with a die from MFT Blueprints 20.  The stars are punch from Summer Splash & Sno Cone CS.  I pen-stitched around the edges and adhered them with foam tape.  The large Sno Cone panel is stamped with MFT Fine Chevron Background in Sno  Cone ink and the white panel is stamped with MFT Linen Background, also in Sno Cone ink.

Here is a photo that shows the stacked layers and dimension better.

This is MFT Sketch Challenge 233, and I moved the circle element to to top corner to fit my sentiment better and I used stars.

 

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Seize the Birthday - Neutrals

Happy Thursday my friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time we have the "toppings" option of using all neutrals on your birthday project.
I used White Heavy Weight Cordinations CS from JoAnn's and SU Crumb Cake CS.  The large white panel is stamped with SU Lace Background in Crumb Cake ink.  The wavy panel is cut with a die from MFT Blueprints 11 and the flower is MFT Upsy Daisy Die.   The sentiment is SU Beautiful Birthday stamped in Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder.  I added 3 beige pearls to the upper right corner and my card was done.

Now check out all the fabulous cards by my teammates over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope you will join us ths week.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn