Friday, August 1, 2014

Christmas Stampin' All Year Long

Hello friends.  It is Friday and time for another Christmas Stampin' All Year Long challenge.  Our sponsor this week is Emma Canning and we are suppose to do one layer cards.  As you can see from my card I forgot it was supposed to be one layer and have several layers.  I love this sweet image by Emma called "Bauble Gown".

The digital image is printed on X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copics and Promarkers.  I cut it out with MFT Vertical Greetings II die.  It was a little long, so I stuck it back in the die, overlapping one end and cut a little off.  I hand cut the Real Red mat.  The DSP is from Echo Park's Tis the Season 6x6 pad.  The mats are SU Basic Black and the card base is MFT Smooth White CS.  The sentiment is from MFT Christmas Ornaments and is cut out with MFT Fishtail Flags Stax die.  I trimmed the white layer down just a little so it would fit in the black layer.  The sentiment and image panel are mounted with foam dimensionals.

Check out the great cards over at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long and you will be inspired to play along.  Hope to see your creations there.

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

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Monochromatic Yellow for Seize the Birthday

Happy Thursday my blogging friends.  It is time for a new challenge over at Seize the Birthday and this time we have the "toppings" option of making a monochromatic yellow card.  It took a little thought but I am happy with the way my card turned out.

I used three yellows for my card: Daffodil Delight - card base & mat, DSP from SU All Abloom, ribbon, and chevron border cut with MFT Chevron Stripes die; Summer Starfruit ink for the SU Beautiful Birthday (ret.) sentiment; and the new SU Hello Honey ink for the flowers from Flower Shop and Petite Petals, which are mounted with foam dimensionals.  The sentiment panel is cut with MFT Pierced Rectangle Stax dies.  I added a few gold sequins on the sentiment panel and the center of the flower.
I used the current Seize the Sketch #25 layout.

Now check out all the fabulous creations by my fellow Design Team members over at Seize the Birthday.  Hope you can play along with us, can't wait to see what you will create this week.  

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

Monday, July 28, 2014

Thank You for MFTWSC186 and for Kim and Jody

This is my card for this week's My Favorite Things card sketch #186.    I missed the last two weeks and was happy I got it done this week.   All products are from MFT except the two SU Certainly Celery leaves and the DSP from Echo Park's Summer Bliss 6x6 pad.  I used MFT Sweet Tooth and Natural CS, Upsy Daisy,  Fishtail Flags Stax, Pierced Circle and Circle Stax 2 die-namics.  The sentiment is from LJD Gift Card Greetings II.  The daisy and sentiment panel are mounted with foam tape. I really like the way it turned out.
MFTWSC186
There is a special reason that it is a Thank You card as it is going in the mail to Kim van der Sanden (owner of MFT) and Jody Morrow (Design Team). My friend and I went to a class at MFT on Saturday and I was surprised to meet Kim and Jody.  They said they came in just to meet me as they aren't usually there on Saturdays.  I also met Kim's husband and youngest daughter and Jody's daughter.  Kim said they heard I had a rough year due to my recent family tragedy and wanted to do something nice for me.  They had this beautiful bouquet of pink roses and carnations and also a gift certificate to the store.  I was so surprised and happy that my eyes were a little weepy.  Needless to say I did some happy shopping.  It was a wonderful day.

Kim and I

My friend Barb, Kim, me and Jody

My beautiful flowers.

Barb and I in the adorable MFT classroom.

Lots of MFT goodies.

Sorry my post is so long, but I had to share this happy day.
Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful week.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn


Friday, July 25, 2014

Christmas gift set for CSAYL

Happy Friday my friends.  This week's challenge at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long is to make a gift set.  No sponsor this week.  The winner will be a guest designer in October.

Here is my little gift box and matching Christmas card.
The box and card base are SU Crumb Cake. The mats are SU Real Red, the banners are Old Olive and Very Vanilla. The DSP is from SU Holly Berry Bouquet (retired).   The poinsettias are made from Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia with Real Red and Old Olive CS.  I added yellow rhinestones to the centers. The sentiments are from SU More Merry Messages.  The Very Vanilla layer is embossed with The Paper Studio Holly Leaves EF.
Here are close-up photos of the card and gift box.  I used the negative border cut from the gift box to separate the layers on my card.


Unfortunately I didn't have any goodies to put in the box, but it still turned out cute and will be perfect for a special little gift.  I colored the sentiment with Old Olive and Real Red markers before stamping it.  The flags are cut with MFT Fishtail Flags and Fishtail Flags Layers die-namics.

Don't miss all the great projects by the other designers over on Christmas Stampin' All Year Long.  Hope you will be inspired to play along with us.

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

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thanks So Much for JUGS Color Week #250

I am participating in JUGS color challenge this week and here are the colors:
And here is my card:

The card base and image panel are MFT Sweet Tooth.  The image panel is cut with Spellbinders Classic Ovals die. I used SU Lucky Limeade CS for the large mat and LL ink for the leaves and the sunburst from SU Kinda Eclectic set.  I fussy cut the leaves and cut them apart to place them where I wanted them. The lime stripe DSP is from American Crafts Dots & Stripes.  The scallop mat is SU Old Olive CS cut with Spellbinders Scallop Oval die.  The flowers are from SU Flower Shop and Petite Petals and are stamped in Tempting Turquoise ink.  I stamped off once before stamping them so they wouldn't be so bright.  I layered them with foam tape and added a pearl to the center.  The Lucky Limeade ribbon is from last year's (?) SU Sale-a-Bration.  The sentiment from SU Simply Sketched is stamped in Basic Gray ink.

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

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