Monday, December 11, 2017

Merry Monday #269

Hello friends and happy Monday.  It is time for a new challenge at Merry Monday and this week Debbie has a color challenge for us.  She wants us to use 3 colors from the inspiration photo.
I am using red, light green and dark green on my card.
I tried several different shots but couldn't get the lighting right on my card, it may be the gold foil letters throwing the lighting off.  It is actually just a little darker IRL.  The green paper is from SU Be Merry Christmas paper and the red is from Love Nicole Seasons Greetings 6x6 pad.  The wreath is from a Sizzix Tim Holtz set, Happiest Holidays.  It has a stamp, 2 dies and embossing folder.  I fussy cut the center of the wreath as it had a sentiment in the middle and I didn't want that.  I colored the wreath and ribbon with Promarkers.  The J and Y are from SU Large Letters Framelits dies cut from gold foil paper and mounted with foam tape.  The wreath is also mounted with foam tape.  The banners are cut with MFT Fishtail Flags Stax dies.

Now don't forget to check out all the fabulous inspiration by the designers over at Merry Monday.  I hope you will join us.

I am also linking up with Muse: Christmas Visions  - Anything Goes

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Happy Birthday for a Friend

Today I am sharing a card I made for a sweet friend at church.  I used SU Blushing Bride CS and  pattern paper from Recollections Midnight Garden pack.   The pink scallop frame is cut with MFT Blueprints 20 die, and the frame is from MFT Stitched Circle Frames.  I mounted the frame with foam tape and also added glitter enamel dots to the right side.  The sentiment is from Verve Cake and Candles set.  The flowers are from SU Secret Garden (retired).  I stamped them with Blushing Bride ink, fussy cut them, and then sponged more ink on the petals.  I added glitter enamel dots to the centers and mounted them with foam tape.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Viva la Verve December

Hello friends.  Today I am sharing a card I made for the Viva la Verve December sketch.  Julie does wonderful sketches and they are a great starting point to make my cards.
The pattern paper is from Authentique Classique Essentials 6x6 pad, matted with black, accept for the mostly black DSP, which was a scrap on my desk from another card.  The flowers and sentiment are from Verve Kindness Matters.  I stamped the flowers in Momento Tuxedo Black ink and sponged them with SU Crushed Curry ink, and then added a black enamel dot to the centers.  The larger flower is stamped twice, fussy cut and layered.   The leaves are from a flower in Verve One Person (discontinued), and sponged with SU Pear Pizzazz ink.  The sentiment circle and mat are cut with MFT dies and adhered with foam tape.  The flowers are also mounted with foam tape.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, December 4, 2017

Merry Monday #268 - Use a Santa Hat

Happy Monday friends.  It is time for a new Merry Monday challenge and this week Deanne wants us to use a Santa hat on our cards.

I used this cute Cottage Cutz Santa Puppy and paper pieced him together with his stocking and Santa hat.  I die cut him from SU Crumb Cake CS and sponged a little ink for shading.  I then added him to a panel cut with Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Mats Rounded Rectangles.  The mats are SU Real Red and I rounded the corners to match the die cut.   I don't remember which pad the pattern paper is from but I think it was an Authentique Christmas pad.  The greeting is from Verve Peace on Earth on a banner cut with an MFT die.

Be sure to check out all the great cards by my teammates over at Merry Monday and join us for this fun challenge.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, November 27, 2017

Merry Monday #267 - Blue, Green, and White/Vellum/Silver

Hello friends and happy Monday.  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and are ready for a new Merry Monday challenge, gotta get those Christmas cards done as it is only 4 weeks until Christmas.
This week Colleen wants us to use blue, green and silver/white/vellum on our cards.
For my card I used SU Tempting Turquoise CS for the card base and ink for the blue ornament, and Pear Pizzazz CS for the Memory Box Pine Needle Border and Pear Pizzazz ink for the green ornament.   The ornaments are from SU Ornament Keepsakes stamp set (retired), cut with the matching framelits dies, and are mounted with foam tape.  I stamped just the hanger part of the ornament in silver ink and fussy cut it to glue on the top.  I die cut the bows from Memory Box Precious Hearts out of Brushed Silver paper.  The sentiment is from Verve Peace on Earth.  The background panel is embossed with SU Pinewood Planks EF.

Check out all the great ways the designers have used these colors over on Merry Monday blog. I hope you will be inspired to play along with us.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Birthday Wishes

Hello friends and happy Saturday.  I hope all my US friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I did and ate too much, as usual. 
Today I am sharing a card I made for a dear friend at church.  I don't use these colors often but I think it turned out really pretty.
I used several retired SU products, Secret Garden stamps and framelits, Gumball Green ink (leaves),   and Four You stamp set (sentiment).  I used Calypso Coral Ombre ribbon (new), and Calypso Coral ink to stamp the flowers.  I clipped between the petals, shaped them a little and added a rhinestone to the centers. The flowers are mounted with foam tape, as is the sentiment panel which is cut with an MFT Pierced Square die.  The main panel is SU Cajun Craze and is embossed with SU Pinewood Plank EF.  I love this embossing folder.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Seize the Birthday - Monochromatic


Hello friends, I hope you are having a blessed Thanksgiving.  This post is scheduled and at this time I am enjoying dinner with my family.

We have a new challenge over at Seize the Birthday and the "Toppings" option is monochromatic. Remember it is an option and the only requirement is that it be for a birthday.

  I used 2 red pattern papers from American Crafts Crimson 6x6 pad and matted the sentiment panel with Recollections red CS.  I stamped the flower from SU Flower Shop in SU Real Red ink and sponged the petal edges with the same ink.  I shaped the petals and added some black micro beads to the center of the flower, then mounted it with foam tape.  The sentiment is from Verve Cake and Candles and that panel is also mounted with foam tape.  The white background panel was embossed with Darice Linked Circles EF.

Now check our what the rest of the designers have created for this challenge over at Seize the Birthday   I hope you will join us.

This is our last challenge for 2017, we will see you in 2018.  Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn