Monday, September 18, 2017

Merry Monday Challenge - Use a Tag

Hello Everyone and happy Monday.  It is time for a new challenge at Merry Monday and this time Sue has challenged us to add a decorated tag to our cards.


For my card I die cut the Stitched Main Street Tag by Poppy Stamps from MFT Primitive Cream CS and them embossed it with SU Brick Wall EF.  I fussy cut the green mat. The stocking is from Power Poppy Poinsettia stamp set, stamped on Strathmore Bristol CS and colored with Promarkers.  I fussy cut the image and added it to the tag with foam tape.  I went over the ribbon, candy canes and center of the flower with my clear glitter gel pen for a little bling (but it doesn't show up in the photo - it is very pretty IRL).  I also added a small gold brad to the stocking hanger to look like it was hanging on the brick wall.  I added the Christmas ribbon and tied with a thread bow.  The tag is mounted with foam tape also.  The DSP and green mats are from an older DCWV Christmas Scrapbook pad.  The sentiment is from the Poinsettia stamp set.

I hope you will check out all the fabulous tag creations by my team mates over at Merry Monday and play along with us this week.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Seize the Birthday - Balloons

Hello Friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and the "Toppings" option this week is to use balloons on your birthday project.


For my card I used this cute bear from MFT's Beary Special Birthday and die cut it with MFT Pierced Oval die.  I also stamped the extra balloons, die cut them, and then cut a slit around the green balloon to add the extra balloons.  They are colored with Promarkers.  I added white accents with a gel pen, and also drew in the extra balloon strings as they were hid behind the main image. The black mat is fussy cut and the large black scallop mat is die cut with a die from MFT Blueprints 20.  The DSP is from Doodlebug Design Take Note 6x6 pad.    The sentiment is from the same stamp set cut with MFT Blueprints 2 die.  The image panel and sentiment are mounted with foam tape.

Be sure to check out all the fabulous creations by the designers over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope you will join us.  

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, September 11, 2017

Merry Monday #256 - Favorite Holiday Movie

Hello friends.  We have a new challenge for you over at Merry Monday and Nina has challenged us to make a card based on our favorite holiday movie.  I couldn't decide between It's A Wonderful Life or White Christmas but finally went with White Christmas.
The sentiment is computer generated and die cut with MFT Pierced Fishtail Flags die.  I re-inserted it in the die and cut the other end.  My white card panel was brayered with SU Bashful Blue ink and stamped with a snowflake from Verve Jolly Jingles in SU Marina  Mist.  The Memory Box Evergreen Trio trees were die cut in SU Always Artichoke.  I used my white gel pen to add the snowy details.  I added the Memory Box Deer Trio on some snowy slopes die cut with MFT Snow Drifts dies.  The deer trio and the bottom snow drift are mounted with foam tape.  The card base is SU Bashful Blue CS.

I hope you will check out all the great "favorite holiday movie" cards by the designers over at Merry Monday and join in the fun with us.  Can't wait to see what you create.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look.  I hope you have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, September 4, 2017

Exciting News - Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #255

Happy Monday friends.  I have some exciting news to share with you - I am now on the Design Team over at Merry Monday Christmas Challenge.  This is my first post as a team member and I am so thrilled to be joining the team as I love making Christmas Cards.

 Marcia is our hostess this week and her challenge is to use the word Joy on your Christmas Card.

For my card I used Stampabilities Joy to the World stamp I got at Hobby Lobby.  I stamped it with Versamark ink and embossed with black embossing power, but you can't tell it in the photo.
I die cut it with MFT Stitched Ovals and matted it with a black MFT Stitched Mini Scallop Oval.  I then mounted this with foam tape.   I was trying to decide on which DSP I wanted to use and had it laying on the this patterned paper from an older Martha Stewart Christmas Mat Pad.  I thought this would be perfect, as Jesus was our greatest gift at Christmas, so I went with that.  I used MFT Blueprints 20 die for the scallop mat.

Now be sure to hop over to the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge blog to see all the fabulous creations by the Designers.  I can't wait to see what you create.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Happy Birthday for My Pastor

I am sharing a card for I made for my pastor's birthday, which is today.
The image from SU Moon Lake (retired) is stamped on SU Naturals White.  I colored the image with Promarkers and sponged the clouds on using SU Bashful Blue and a Cloud border die by Taylored Expressions.  This is mounted behind an MFT Stitched Circle Frame, and then mounted with foam tape.  I used SU Crumb Cake matted with SU Early Espresso.  The small panel is stamped with SU Sanded background (retired) and the large panel is embossed with SU Square Lattice EF (also retired).  The sentiment is from SU Bloom With Hope and cut with an MFT Pierced Fishtail Flag die.  I mounted this with foam tape also.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Happy Birthday, My Friend

Hello friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time the "Toppings" option is to use ocean colors - blue, green, and aqua.

For my card I used watercolor paper and sponged on SU Coastal Cabana, Ranger Mowed Lawn and Tumbled Glass Distress inks.  I used Memory Box Perky Poppy to die cut the flower image and placed that on a Spellbinders Floral Oval die.  I mounted that with foam tape on the water colored paper.  The sentiment is from MFT Beary Special Birthday and die cut with a die from MFT Blueprints 2.

Now check out all the fabulous creations by the designers over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope you will play along with us.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Tranquil Tulips

Hello Friends.  I am sharing a card I made for a good friend's birthday using SU Tranquil Tulips (borrowed from a friend) .

I stamped the flowers in Flirty Flamingo ink. For the base layer I stamped off and them stamped, and stamped the top layer full strength.  I fussy cut the flowers and mounted them with foam tape.  The stems and leaves are stamped in Pear Pizzazz.  The sentiment is from SU Birthday Blossoms, mounted with foam tape.  This panel is matted with SU Flirty Flamingo CS.  The DSP from SU Delightful Daisy was cut with a die from MFT Blueprints 20.  This card came together quickly and I am pleased with the result.  I hope my friend likes it as much as I do. 

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn