Thursday, March 26, 2015

Happy Birthday to You

Happy Thursday morning friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday.  This week it is "anything goes" as long as it is birthday.  

I used the color challenge at Just Us Girls - black & white with your choice of a third color (I chose pink) and the sketch from Viva la Verve, March Week 2.
I used MFT Smooth White and Black Licorice CS, and SU Blushing Bride CS (it matches the DSP better in person).  The pink banner is cut with MFT Pierce Fishtail Flags die.  The flowers are from Verve Grateful Elegance and the matching larger Plain Jane flower (not available).  I inked the petal tips with Blushing Bride ink.  The sentiment is from Verve Birthday to You, cut with MFT Pierced Circle die and Spellbinders Small Scallop Oval die.  The ribbon is from SU.  The DSP is from a really old pack by Making Memories called Sabrina, love the pink & black together (can't believe I haven't used it before now).  I have had the pack of paper doilies by The Little Yellow Bicycle for awhile also.  

This is my first time using both of these so I am linking to Darnell's NBUS Challenge #4 (never before used schtuff)


And also Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything goes.
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Now hop over to Seize the Birthday and check out all the fabulous creations by my teammates.  I hope you will play along with us.

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

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Color Me Challenge #63 and Freshly Made Sketches #178




ETA:  Yea, I was a Perfect Princess over at Freshly Made Sketches.
Hello friends.  I combined two challenges for my card today - Color Me Challenge #63, along with the Freshly Made Sketches #178.  I stamped the white panel with Sahara Sand ink and MFT Wood Plank Background and mounted it on the card base of Sahara Sand.  The MFT Sunflower die was cut from So Safron twice and layered.  The banner piece was cut from Marina Mist using MFT Pierced Fishtail Flags die.  I put it back in the die to cut the opposite end.  The sentiment is from SU Four You.

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

Christmas Card Challenges #16 - Anything Goes

Good Morning Friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Christmas Card Challenges and this week it is "anything goes" as long as it it Christmas.

I decided to use this cute Penny Black image from "Mimi's Christmas".  I stamped her on X-Press It Blending Card and colored her with Copics.  I used a SU Gold marker to color her halo.  I fussy cut her out and mounted her with foam tape to the Spellbinders Classic Oval, sponged with SU Soft Sky ink, and the Floral Oval cut from SU Blushing Bride.  The pink DSP is Blushing Bride from a retired 6x6 pad.  The blue is from My Mind's Eye Vintage Christmas 6x6 pad.  Both are matted with MFT Whip Cream CS and the oval and banner are also Whipped Cream.  I stamped the sentiment from a discontinued MFT Christmas set and punched it out with the SU Modern Label punch.  I mounted it with double layers of foam tape and glued the ends down to give it dimension.  The card base is MFT Natural CS.

You should check out all the great cards by my teammates over at Christmas Card Challenges.  I hope you will join us this week.


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


Sunday, March 15, 2015

Christmas Card Challenges #15

Good Morning friends.  It is Sunday and time for a new challenge at Christmas Card Challenges.  This week we have a photo inspiration for you - blue & silver ornaments.



I love blue and silver together and they make a beautiful Christmas card.  I used 2 ornaments from SU Tags Til Christmas (stamped in Soft Sky ink) and Contempo Christmas (stamped in Marina Mist ink) - sorry, both are retired.  Then I overstamped them with Versamark ink, embossed them with Irridescent Ice embossing powder and punched them out with the matching ornament punch.  I cut the bows from silver foil paper with a Memory Box die.  The pine branch is from SU Watercolor Christmas, stamped several times in Wild Wasabi ink.  The ornaments are mounted with foam tape on DSP from Teresa Collins Studio Gold 6x6 pad.  I stamped the sentiment from SU Greetings of the Season in Marina Mist ink. I also used the Silver Foil paper as a mat and the card base is Marina Mist.

This photo shows how shiny the ornaments are IRL.  They are so pretty.

My teammates over at Christmas Card Challenges have created some fabulous cards.  I hope you will check them out and join us in the challenge.

Carol  Donna  Gail  Heather  Jessica  Justine  
Margo  Marsha  Monica  Shirley Anne  Tenia

I am also entering my card in the Merry Monday Christams challenge - monochromatic blue,

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

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Just Us Girls - Masculine

This is my second post today.  Scroll down for my Seize the Birthday card or click HERE.

The JUGS #283 challenge is to make a masculine card.

I decided to make this card for my great-grandson who will be turning 5 next week.  He loves to go fishing with his dad (who loves fishing also).  The image is from Stampendous Fishing Friends Kiddo, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics.  I sponged the clouds with SU Bashful Blue ink and a large scallop circle punch.  It is cut out with MFT Circle Stax 1 and 2.  The mats are SU Midnight Muse.  The sentiment is from SU Something to Celebrate, stamped in Midnight Muse ink and cut with MFT Blueprints 23, which I just received today (yippee).  I hand-cut the mat and mounted it with foam tape over the jute twine.  The image panel is also mounted with foam tape.  The DSP is from a Country Kitchen 6x6 pad by Farm House Paper Co.  The card base is MFT Smooth White.

 I am also entering my card over at the Southern Girls Challenge which this week is Boys, Boys, Boys.

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

Seize the Birthday - Use Sentiment as Main Focus

Hi friends, it's Thursday and time for a new Seize the Birthday challenge.  This time we have a "Toppings" option to make the sentiment the main focus on your card.

Here is my card.  I used the colors from Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge.  I stamped the sentiment from MFT CS Chalkboard Greetings in Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder.   I sponged the 3 inks over the embossed sentiment and then wiped it with a paper towel.  I mounted it on a white mat and Wild Wasabi mat.  I mounted that panel with foam tape on a Blushing Bride panel stamped with the MFT Happy Birthday background stamp in Blushing Bride ink.  Then they were all mounted on an MFT Smooth White CS base.  Lastly, I added the 4 pastel dots by Sticko to the corners and a CTMH Enamel Star over the star in the embossed sentiment.

Now it is time to check our all the fabulous creations by my teammates over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope you will join us.

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

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Christmas Card Challenges #14 - use Sentiment Only

Good Morning friends.  We have a new challenge for you at Christmas Card Challenges.  This week it is Sentiment Only - No Images.

I used this beautiful sentiment from Our Daily Bread Designs Snowflake Stars set, stamped in Versamark and embossed with Ranger Extra Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The 3 glitter stars at the bottom are from Teresa Collins Enamel Shapes.  The gold foil paper is from Holiday Elegance by Craft Smith (an after Christmas purchase at Michael's).  I think it coordinates beautifully with the sentiment.   I used Spellbinders Floral Ovals to cut the sentiment out and added a SU 1/8" Gold ribbon to finish it off.

Now check out all the fabulous cards by my teammates over at Christmas Card Challenges, or click on their names below.

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