Saturday, November 22, 2014

Joy for Merry Monday #135

This is my card for Merry Monday #135 - use Christmas bells.
I used MFT Smooth White and Electric Red CS and the DSP is from Tis the Season by Echo Park.  I stamped the image from Evergreen Holiday by Inkakinkado in Mememto Tuxedo Black on X-press It Blending Card and colored it with Promarkers.   I used Spellbinders Labels Seventeen to cut the image and mat out and mounted it with foam tape.  I sponged the image panel with SU Crumb Cake ink before removing it from the die.  I then added a ribbon and bow from SU Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding ribbon and my card was done.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great weekend.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, November 20, 2014

New Seize The Birthday challenge - Leaves

Happy Thursday everyone.  It is time for a new Seize the Birthday challenge and the "toppings" option this week is leaves.
Here is my card and I chose to use the "toppings" option of leaves to make my fall birthday card.
I used SU Very Vanilla and More Mustard CS.   The DSP is from some retired SU paper packs.   I also used the retired French Foilage stamp set in some fall colors that matched the papers, Old Olive, Soft Suede and Pumpkin Pie inks. I stamped each leaf and then sponged different inks over them, fussy cut them and mounted them to the sentiment panel.    The sentiment is from SU Simply Sketched, stamped in Soft Suede, cut with Spellbinders Classic Ovals & matted with a Scalloped Oval. The banners are cut with MFT Fishtail Flags dies.  I added some rhinestones in the bottom right corner.

Now hop over to Seize the Birthday and see what my teammates did with this challenge.  I hope you play along with us.

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

Merry Christmas for 3 challenges

My card base is SU Whisper White and the mat and cross piece are Riding Hood Red.  The turquoise DSP is from an old SU paper pack.  I used Spellbinder's Poinsettia dies (sold at Classy Cards 'N Such) and cut it from Riding Hood Red, inked the edges with Cherry Cobbler ink and shaped the petals.  The center is cut from gold cs and I mounted the flower with foam tape.  The gold ribbon is by Offray.  The sentiment is from SU More Merry Messages.

Here is a photo of the inside which shows a sentiment from Our Daily Breads Christmas Blessings set.  I added a little strip of DSP and red cs to match the front.


I used Freshly Made Sketches #163 for my layout (I turned the sketch).

Just Us Girls #267 - color challenge (red, turquoise and gold or yellow)

and Classy Cards 'N Such #59 - Christmas Blooms challenge. 

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Exciting News

Happy Sunday everyone.  I have some exciting news to share with you - I am now a member of the Design Team at Christmas Card Challenges.  I am thrilled to be part of this Design Team and look forward to sharing MORE Christmas cards with you beginning Dec. 7th ( I do love making Christmas Cards all year long).  Check it out HERE).

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Wedding Wishes

My daughter requested a card for a wedding she was going to, so this is what I made.  I used MFT Smooth White CS and SU Brushed Silver CS and 1/8" silver ribbon.  The sentiment is from Verve's Love Story, stamped in SU Going Grey.  It is mounted with foam tape.  The lacey panel and sentiment panel are cut with Spellbinders A2 Filigree Delight dies.    Sorry about the photo, it was taken in natural light, but the colors just don't look right.

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

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Peace for Merry Monday #134

This is my card for Merry Monday #134 - create a card with ornaments in silver/gray and blue.  
I stamped the ornament from Hero Arts in Versamark ink and embossed with silver embossing powder.  It is a lot prettier in person.  I used SU Island Indigo and Brushed Silver CS.  The white panel is embossed with Darice Snowflakes and Swirls EF and matted with silver cs.  The sentiment is from an old stamp from Michael's dollar bin and is stamped in Island Indigo Ink, cut out with a Spellbinders Grommet Tags die.  I added SU 1/8" Silver ribbon to the tag and to the ornament.  Both are mounted with foam tape.

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

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Christmas Blessings for JUGS #266 Chalkboard Technique

I decided to make a Christmas card with the challenge at Just Us Girls #266.
I tried several different DSP before settling on the green one from Pebbles Welcome Christmas 6x6 pad.  The red is some scrap paper I had.  I cut the black from DCWV Chalkboard Stack with a Spellbinder's A2 Divine Eloquence die.  The sentiment is from Verve Christmas Blessings, the star border from Verve Borderline and the holy is from Inspired by Stamping Festive Frames.  I stamped them all in Versamark ink and used white embossing powder; then I smeared some white ink around to look like chalk dust.  I added some gold rhinestones to the stars and mounted this panel with foam tape.  The card base and mat are MFT Smooth White CS.

Thanks for stopping by.  I appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn