Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sequins for Merry Monday #117


This is my card for Merry Monday #117 to use sequins on your card.  I used red sequins on my Winter Wreath by MFT.  I cut two layers from SU Garden Green and Old Olive CS and off-set them for a little more dimension.  The DSP is from an older SU Merry Moments pack.  I embossed it with the SU Decorative Dots EF.  The sentiment is from SU More Merry Messages stamped in black and punched out with SU Large Oval punch.  It is mounted on a Spellbinders Fancy Tags die-cut from Old Olive CS, and mounted on some pretty ribbon from my stash.  The mat is Old Olive and the card base is SU Very Vanilla. 

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

Friday, July 18, 2014

Happy Holidays for CSAYL

Happy Friday morning my friends.  It is time for another challenge over at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long and our sponsor this week is Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.

I am using the layered Christmas Tree from their "Winter Critters" cutting files and the red and tan paper from their "Vintage Christmas Circles & Spots" digital papers.  I layered the parts of the tree, added glitter with a Gelly Roll Clear Glitter pen (which doesn't show up in the photo but is very pretty IRL) and then added some colored rhinestones for a little more bling.  The sentiment is from SU Christmas Lodge set.  I used a Real Red marker to just do the greeting and stamped each word separately and mounted with foam tape.  The tree is mounted with foam tape also.

Now hop over to Christmas Stampin' All Year Long and check out the fabulous creations by the rest of the design team.

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

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Seize The Birthday - Twine or String


Happy Thursday everyone.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday with the option of using "Twine or String" on your birthday project.  I used MFT Natural CS for the card base and the strip with the flowers on it.   I stamped this panel with the MFT Linen Background stamp in SU Sahara Sand ink.  The mats are SU Whisper White.  The scallop border was punched with a SU border punch.  The floral DSP is from Authentique's Latest and Greatest 6x6 pad.  The flowers are from SU Flower Shop stamped in Regal Rose ink and then sponged lightly with the same ink.  I stitched some pink thread through the buttons before adding them with glue dots, and then mounted then with foam tape.  The leaves are from SU Stippled Blossoms in Wild Wasabi ink.  I used my new Our Daily Bread Designs Pennant Swag 2 for the sentiment stamped in SU Marina Mist ink and cut it out with the matching Pennant Swag 2 die.  I cut the ends off and added blue Baker's Twine bows and also glued the twine across the top of the pennants. I also added little pieces of foam tape behind each banner.  

Check out all the fabulous creations by my teammates over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope you will be inspired to play along.

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

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Merry Monday #116 - Green and White

ETA:  Yay, my card was an Honorable Mention at Merry Monday.

This is my card for LeAnne's challenge over at Merry Monday - Create a card in shades of green and white.  I used MFT Smooth White CS and SU Wild Wasabi CS, SU Gumball Green dotted ribbon and Gumball Green ink for the sentiment.  The sentiment is from SU Many Merry Messages (retired).  I embossed just the top portion of the white panel with SU Finial Press EF.  The poinsettia is from Poppystamps, Inc. Blooming Poinsettia die.  I lightly sponged Certainly Celery ink over the center piece and mounted it with foam tape.

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

Friday, July 11, 2014

Merry Christmas for CSAYL

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Happy Friday morning friends.  It is time for another challenge at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long.   This week's sponsor is Eureka Stamps and it is "Anything Goes" -  use 2 CS, 1 image, 2 embellishments, and 1 sentiment.
For my card I used their "Clear Ornament" digi image, printed it on X-Press It Blending Card and colored it with Copics.  I then embossed a cute snowflake with white embossing powder and cut the image out.  I cut the hanger off and added  gold cord as the hanger.   The pine limbs are from SU Watercolor Winter and the sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping Festive Frames.  The DSP is from Lawn Fawn's Peace Joy Love 6x6 pad.  The white panel is embossed with a Sizzix Snowflake EF.  The card base is SU Cherry Cobbler and the mats are SU Basic Black.  I added a Recollections enamel dot to the banner cut with MFT's Pierced Fishtail Flags die.  My layout is from Splitcoast Stamper's card sketch SC494, but used a rectangle shape instead of the circle.

 

Now I hope you will check out all the great creations by my fellow designers over at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long and play along with the challenge. The winner of the challenge will get to choose 5 digi images from Eureka Stamps.

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

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Welcome Precious Little One


I made this card for a good friend's daughter's baby shower this weekend.  She is expecting a boy.  The stork image is from a real old Close to My Heart stamp set, stamped in Mememto Tuxedo Black ink on X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copics and fussy cut.  It has several cute images and this one is perfect for a baby card.  The sentiment is from Verve's "To The Moon" set stamped in SU Baha Breeze ink, punched with a circle punch and matted on a Spellbinders Scalloped Circle die cut. I paper-pierced the scallops.  The DSP is from DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Boy 6x6 pad.  The card base is MFT Smooth White CS and the mats are SU Soft Sky CS.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Peace on Earth for Merry Monday

The challenge for this week's Merry Monday #115 is an all white Christmas card.  

I used this week's Freshly Made Sketches #143 for my card.
I used MFT Sweet Tooth CS and embossed the front of my card with SU Snowburst EF.  I die cut the Spellbinders Venetian Motifs element and stamped the sentiment from SU Greetings of the Season with Versamark and embossed it with silver embossing powder.  I added a piece of CS under the element and also SU Whisper White Organza ribbon, which I placed under the element instead of on top like the sketch and it looks like 2 layers.  I hope this is o.k. as I didn't want to cover up any of the pretty die cut.  In the photo, it looks yellowish, but it is white and very pretty IRL.  Last, I added some sequins to some of the snowburst centers for a little extra touch.  

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn