Thursday, February 26, 2015

Thinking of You for Just Us Girls Color Week



This is my card for this week's Just Us Girls Challenge #281.  This is such a pretty color combo, I just had to play along.
My card base and mat are MFT Natural CS.  The white panel is embossed with LifeStyle Crafts Courtyard 1 EF.  The sentiment from SU Sincere Salutations (retired) is stamped in SU Night of Navy ink.   The mat is cut with Spellbinders Label 17 die.  I traced the inside of the die on the white and hand cut it.  I did some doodling around the edges with a marker.  The flower is cut from SU Pink Pirouette with MFT Layered Rose dies.  I shaped the petals with my needle nose pliers (a technique a saw a couple of years ago, but can't remember where).  The center is cut with a die from MFT Prima Donna Petals die from Night of Navy CS, as well as the MFT Leaf-filled Flourish.

I am also linking my card to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes.
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

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

Seize the Birthday - Make It Masculine

It's Thursday and time for a new challenge over at Seize the Birthday.  This week we have a "Toppings" option to make it masculine.

Here is my masculine birthday card:

I used the Fab Friday #58 sketch for my card.


My card base, mat and banner are some DCWV textured CS from my stash.  I used the SU Decorative Dots EF on the white panel.  The blue DSP is from a mat stack by The Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby.  I stamped the image from Our Daily Bread Designs "The Wave on the Sea" in Mememto Tuxedo Black in on X-Press It Blending Card and colored it with Copics.  The white on the water is done with a white gel pen.   I added the clouds with a scallop punch, and SU Bashful Blue ink and cut it out with a Spellbinders Label 18 die.  I cut the ends off so it would fit the layout better.  The sentiment is from SU Teeny Tiny Wishes (retired) and punched with the SU Word Window Punch.  The image panel and sentiment are mounted with foam tape.

You need to check out all the fabulous creations by my teammates over at Seize the Birthday.
I hope you will be inspired to join us.

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

Sunday, February 22, 2015

You're On The Nice List

This is my second post today.  Scroll down for my Christmas Card Challenge card.

My card is for the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge and the MFTWSC216.
The card base and white panels are MFT Smooth White.  I used MFT Circle 1 and Circle 2 dies, and Stitched Snow Drifts.  The santa and presents are from MFT Jingle All The Way and cut with the matching Jingle All The Way dies. They are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics.  I added the white details on the presents with a Gelly Roll pen.  The tree DSP is from American Crafts Jolly 6x6 pad and the circle DSP is from Lawn Fawn Peace Joy Love 6x6 pad.  The bottom snowdrift, circle panel, Santa and presents are all mounted with foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by.  I appreciate your visit.

Happy Stamping,JoAnn

Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes

Good morning my friends.  It is Sunday and time for a new challenge at Christmas Card Challenges.  This week it is "Anything Goes" for your Christmas card.  This is my card:

I used SU Watercolor Winter for my poinsettia, stamped in black on SU Cherry Cobbler CS, and the leaves, stamped on SU Wild Wasabi CS.  I fussy cut them out and inked the edges of the flower.  The sentiment from Verve's Weary World is stamped in Wild Wasabi ink on a Spellbinders Label 17 die cut.  The DSP was loose in my box, so not sure who makes it.  The mat is Cherry Cobbler and the card base is MFT Smooth White.  I used SU Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding ribbon and added small pearls to the flower center and 3 larger pearls in the bottom right corner.  The flower and sentiment panel are mounted with foam tape.

I hope you will check out all the fabulous cards by my teammates over at Christmas Card Challenges and be inspired to play along with us this week.


Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Thanks for Making My Day Awesome


I combined two challenges to make my card: Just Us Girls - use burlap and Viva la Verve February sketch from Week 1.

 
I used this DCWV Printed Burlap Stack from JoAnn's for the burlap.  I love the different prints on it.  The card base and mat are SU Crumb Cake.  The white panel is embossed with Sizzix Dot Swirl EF.  The sentiment from Verve Better Together is stamped in SU Soft Suede ink, as is the frame from Verve Tag Time (on sale right now).  I cut around the edge of the frame so it would fit in the Verve Curvy Bookplate die.  The sentiment and the vertical banner are mounted with foam tape.

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

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Christmas Card Challenges - Snowman

Good morning friends.  It is Sunday and time for a new challenge at Christmas Card Challenges and this week we are using a snowman on our cards.


The cute snowman is a very old stamp from Close to My Heart that I have had for ages.  I stamped him on X-Press It Blending Card and colored him with Copics.  I paper pieced the hat and scarf from light blue paper and colored the stripes with a dark blue marker  I cut him out with a Spellbinders oval and sponged ink around the edges before removing the die.  I added molding paste to the snow at the bottom and used a clear glitter pen on the flakes around the image (which doesn't show up in the photo).  The mat and Spellbinder Scallop Oval are SU Midnight Muse.  The sentiment from MFT Hugs Snowman is stamped in Midnight Muse ink on a die cut from MFT Blueprints 2.   The DSP is from American Crafts Jack Frost 6x6 pad.  The card base is MFT Smooth White CS.

My teammates have created some great snowman cards to inspire you over at Christmas Card Challenges.  I hope you will play along with us this week.

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

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Merry Monday #145 - Candy Canes



ETA:  Yea, my card was an Honorable Mention at Merry Monday.
This is my card for Merry Monday #145 - use candy canes on your Christmas card.  The candy cane paper is from Hobby Lobby and the cute bear is a digi image from Di's Digi Images.  I printed him on X-Press It Blending Card and colored him with Promarkers.  I cut him out with MFT Pierced Circle die and inked around the edges before removing the die.  The red mats and sentiment panel are MFT Electric Red CS and the card base is MFT Smooth White CS.  The sentiment is from 2 different stamp sets, stamped in Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder.  It is cut with a Spellbinders tag die and mounted with white grossgrain ribbon and foam tape. The image panel is also mounted with foam tape.

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