Thursday, June 21, 2018

Happy Birthday Wishes for Seize the Birthday

Happy Thursday friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time it is "Anything Goes" as long as it is for a birthday.


I used an older sketch from Freshly Made Sketches for my card.

I got this Art Impressions Cupcake BFFs stamp at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo show earlier this year and have been wanting to use it.  I inked her up and stamped her on X-press It Blending Card and colored her with Copics.  I fussy cut her out and mounted her with foam tape on the panel cut with MFT Stitched Rectangle.  The sentiment is from SU Simply Sketched.  I also added some MME Enamel Dots for a little extra touch.  The DSP is from an older Pebbles Yours Truly 6x6 pad.

Don't forget to check out all the fabulous cards by my teammates over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope you will join us for this fun challenge.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, June 18, 2018

Merry Monday #295 - Photo Inspiration

Hello friends and welcome to another Merry Monday Challenge.  This week Marcia would like us to use the photo inspiration for our Christmas cards.

I used a jar image from Inkadinkado stamps, stamped it on vellum and then on white cardstock.  I punched out some peppermint images from Christmas paper and layered them on the white and then added the vellum over them.  I printed the Merry Christmas from my computer and punched it with a small tag punch.  I added some gold twine to the tag and then placed it under the red jute bow.  The sentiment is from MFT Dashing Deer set.  The pine branches are from Diemond Dies.  I embossed the white panel with SU Pinewood Planks EF, added a piece of wood grain paper at the bottom and then added the jar with foam tape, and glued the pine branches in the top corner.

I hope you will check out all the great cards by the design team over at Merry Monday Christmas Challenge and be inspired to join us this week.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Happy Birthday for Just Us Girls

When I saw Just Us Girls Color Week challenge of red, black, and your choice, I had to play along.  I love this color combination, especially for flowers. 
I used green as my choice for the leaves with my flowers.
I used black mats and the black pattern paper is from a Christmas pad by the Paper Studio.  The red/white strip is from MFT Hearts & Stripes paper pad.  It matches the MFT Electric Red ink I stamped the PTI Gran's Garden flowers in.  It is a 2-step stamp and I stamped both layers in Electric Red.  The leaves are stamped with SU Garden Green.  I used the matching dies to die-cut them with.  The sentiment is from an older SU set and the panel is cut with an MFT die.  I mounted the sentiment panel and the flowers with foam tape.  The white panel is embossed with a Sizzix EF.

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

Happy Stamping, 
JoAnn

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Sending Thoughts and Prayers

I will be sending this card to a sick friend and I made it using this week's Just Us Girls challenge - Alcohol Inks.
Well this is my first time playing with alcohol inks and I like it.  I will have to play some more.  I only had 3 colors and I watched several videos on YouTube before I attempted it.  I used Ranger Glossy Alcohol Ink paper and felt blending pads to add the 3 colors and then on a section of the sheet I dropped the colors in on top of the blended inks and blew with a straw.  That is the section I cut the leaf border from.  I die cut the flowers and leaves from the plain sections (you know I had to use a flower :)).  The flowers are made with SU Botanical Builders dies and I added a pearl to the center.  The sentiment is from Verve Inspire Hope stamped on a Spellbinder Circle die cut and matted with the Small Scallop Circle in black.  I mounted this panel with foam tape.

Since I used a flower, I will enter this one at The Flower Challenge #21 - Use a Previous Challenge.   I chose Challenge 18 again - Anything Goes.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment.
Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Happy Birthday for The Flower Challenge

I made another birthday card and am entering it in The Flower Challenge #21 - Use a Previous Challenge.  

I chose Challenge #18 - Anything Goes.  I love making floral cards as you probably can tell if you have followed my blog. :)  I give most of them to my friends at church and my family.  They are always appreciative of them.

For my card I used the flower image from SU Flourishing Phrases and stamped it two times in Daffodil Delight ink.  I fussy cut the flowers, just cutting the smaller layer from one.  I mounted the smaller layer with foam tape and added a pearl to the center.   I embossed the white panel with SU Pinewood Planks EF.  The leaves are from an older Sizzix die, Branch with Leaves, cut from SU Wild Wasabi.  I cut an MFT Stitched Fishtail Flag die and stamped the birthday sentiment.  I mounted this with foam tape

Monday, June 11, 2018

Hello for Color Throwdown 496

Hello friends.  I made a card for my sister using this week's Color Throwdown colors.  Blue is my favorite color and I think it is striking with black and white.
For my card I used the flowers from SU Flourishing Phrases and stamped it 4 times in MFT Blue Raspberry ink.  I fussy cut the center layers on 2, added a pearl to the centers and mounted them with foam tape.  I stamped the background with SU Gorgeous Grunge and Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamped off once for a lighter touch.  The pattern paper is an older sheet I had and I don't know who it is by.  I added punched scallop borders in black.  The black flourishes are from MFT Simple Leaf Flourish.  Finally, I added Impression Obsession Hello die (#DIE174-W).

Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks for taking the time to leave a comment.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping
JoAnn

Merry Monday #294 - Add a Barn

Good Morning friends.  For our Merry Monday challenge this week Leanne wants us to add a barn to our Christmas card.
My barn is in Florida so it doesn't have a snowy scene. :)   I cut my barn with a design from the Silhouette Store.  I stamped MFT Wood Plank Background to my barn before adding the cut out pieces.  I also used my white gel pen to draw the window panes.  I tore a piece of Crumb Cake CS for the sand part, added a green hilly section with a die from MFT, and the trees are from SU Card Front Builder Thinlits set (retired).  I sponged some clouds with Taylored Expressions Cloud Border die.  The sentiment is from an old Martha Stewart  Clear Gift Tag Stamps set.  The barn is mounted with foam tape.

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

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn