Friday, November 25, 2016

Merry Christmas Tag -25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hello friends.  I made another tag for Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags.  They are on Day 25, the last day today, but I have only completed two tags as I have been very busy with other things.  For my tag I was inspired by several cute tags with doggies.  One was this cutie by Angela:

For my tag I used an adorable doggie print & cut image on my Silhouette.  He is mounted with foam tape.The sentiment is die cut from red glitter paper with an Elizabeth Craft Designs die.  The DSP is a scrap from my stash and the tag base is SU Crumb Cake.  I added some Christmas ribbon to the tag and it was done.

I am linking my tag up with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge as I used IO Merry Christmas die.


Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Happy Birthday with presents

Happy Thursday friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time we have the "Toppings" option of using presents on your birthday project.  Remember it is an option and the only requirement is that it has to be for a birthday.


I used two different My Favorite Things sets to create this cute elephant with his presents and balloons.  The elephant is from BB Adorable Elephants;  the presents and balloons are from BB Beary Special Birthday.  The sentiment is from Vintage Frames by Inspired by Stamping (no longer available).  The main panel is cut with Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Mats Rounded Rectangles.  The grass is stamped with an old CTMH stamp and SU Old Olive ink.  I then sponged some ink over it.  The clouds are sponged with SU Bashful Blue ink and Taylored Expressions Cloud Border die.  The DSP is from MME My Girl 6x6 pad.  I paper-pieced the balloons with paper from the same pad.  The mats are SU Soft Suede CS.  The image panel and the elephant are mounted with foam tape. 

Be sure to check out all the fabulous cards by the Design Team and our surprise party guest Sherrie  over at Seize the Birthday.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Happy Birthday to You for Mojo Monday #473

Hello friends.  I am sharing a card I made for Mojo Monday 473 sketch and got it posted just in time.
I used Verve's Kindness Matters for the flower; On Occasion for the frame around the Happy Birthday to You sentiment.  The flowers and sentiment are stamped in SU Basic Gray and the frame is stamped in Mint Macaron (stamped off once to make it lighter).  I stamped the flower twice and fussy cut the center of the flower after sponging them with Blushing Bride ink.  I layered them together and mounted it with foam tape.  The sentiment panel is also mounted with foam tape. The leaves are cut from SU Mint Macaron with Verve's Dreamy Leaves die set.  The mats are SU Blushing Bride CS.   The DSP is from Mint to Be Fab by The Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, November 10, 2016

25 Days of Christmas Tags

I just found Tracey McNeely"s challenge for 25 Days of Christmas Tags.  
They are on Day 10 but this is my first tag.  I was inspired by Birgit's lovely tag on Day 2.

I used my new  Poppystamps Main Street Stitched Tag; Cottage Cutz Christmas Cheer Candles die; and Impression Obsession Peace die.  I cut the largest tag die out of gold foil cardstock and the next size down out of white cardstock.  The candles are cut from various cardstocks.  I added red pearls to the holly leaves.  I really like how the tag turned out.  

I hope I can create more tags for Tracey's challenge.  You can check out all the details and play along here.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping
JoAnn

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Wedding Layout

Hello friends.  I am sharing a layout I made for my grandson that got married this weekend.  I put it in a black shadowbox frame.  I wasn't able to go to the wedding, but hope they liked it.

ETA:  They loved the framed layout and said it was the best gift they got, made me smile.
The base is black cardstock and the DSP is from Always and Forever by The Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby.  The names are cut on my Cricut with the Storybook cartridge.  I used Martha Stewart Cherish punch around the page and also a MS heart punch.  I added some pearl hearts to the centers of the punched hearts.  The date is on a Spellbinder's die cut.  The white flower is by Prima and the blue flowers are from Michael's.  

Thanks so much for stopping  by.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Seize the Birthday - Use Stencils

Hello friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and today we have the "Toppings" option of using stencils.  You can read all the details for our challenge at Seize the Birthday blog.

For my card I used a stencil by Heidi Swapp and SU Crumb Cake ink to make my background panel.  I matted this with SU Chocolate Chip CS.  The Sunflower is made with an MFT die (no longer available) using SU Daffodil Delight and Chocolate Chip CS. The banners are made with MFT Fishtail Flags Layers and Pierced Fishtail Flags dies.  The sentiment is from SU Simply Sketched stamped in Chocolate Chip ink.  The banner and flower are mounted with foam tape.

You should check out all the STB designer's fabulous cards using stencils over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope you will join us.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Seize the Birthday - Lots of Leaves

Happy Thursday friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time we have the "Toppings" option of using "Lots of Leaves" on your birthday project.  It is just an option and the only requirement is that if be for a birthday.  You can check out all the details over at the Seize the Birthday blog.




I used the Leafy Vine Cutting Plate by Taylored Expressions to cut the leaves from white CS and then sponged SU Really Rust, Old Olive, and Crushed Curry inks over the leaves.  I then glued it on a separate piece of white, glued that to the card base and then added a die cut frame using Mama Elephant Framed Tags.  I added the sentiment from MFT Birthday Balloon Jolinne (discontinued) on an MFT Pierced Fishtail Flags die.

I am also linking my card up at Just Us Girls Color Week.


We have lots of leafy inspiration for you over at Seize the Birthday.  Stop over and check it out.  I hope you will play along with us.

Thanks for stopping by.  I appreciate it when you take time to leave me a comment.
Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn