Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Birthday Blessings

Hello Friends.  I made a card for the JUGS color challenge using Freshly Made Sketches #284.

Here is my card:
The card base and flowers are SU Peach Parfait (retired) and the pink DSP is some I had out on my desk, not sure who it is by.  The flowers are made with Cheery Lynn Daisy Strip.  I shaped the petals and added homemade yellow enamel dots to the centers.  I used my yellow Copic marker to go over the dots in the flower centers on the embossed layer.  I used a retired SU EF.  The sentiment is from Verve's Love Deepens.  I cut it into a banner shape and mounted it 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, April 17, 2017

Baby Album for Twins

Hello friends.  Today I am sharing a twins baby mini album made for my granddaughter's volleyball coach.  She is having twins, a boy and a girl.  There are quite a few photos so I hope you enjoying taking a look.  

I used 2 12x12 paper pads from Hobby Lobby - Authentique Cuddle Boy Collection and Cuddle Girl Collection and matched the papers from each collection.  The paper inside the frame and in the middle on page 2 are from Prima's Heaven Sent collection.  I layered 4 die cut frames together for stability and left it open on the right side so she could add a photo if she wanted to.

This is the cover.


Pages 1 & 2

Page 2 with flaps open.


Pages 3 & 4.

Pages 5 & 6

Pages 7 & 8

Pages 9 & 10

Pages11 & 12

Flaps open on pages 11 & 12.

Pages 13 & 14.

Page 14  (inside back cover)

My granddaughter said she loved it.  I hope you enjoyed looking.

Thanks for stopping by.   Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Seize the Birthday - use two pattern papers

Hello friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this week we have the "Toppings" option of using two pattern papers.  Remember the only requirement is that it be for a birthday.  Also, be sure to check out the rules as you can only link to 5 challenges, including ours.
For my card I used a scrap of older Chatterbox pattern paper and the sketch from Sunday Stamps.

 The lt. blue pattern is the reverse side of the diamond pattern.  I matted them with black CS which I think makes them pop.  The sentiment is an older stamp I got at JoAnn's.  The butterfly is from my new My Favorite Things Beautiful Butterflies and the matching Beautiful Butterflies die.  The lt. blue is cut with MFT Pierced Fishtail Flags stax and the mat with MFT Fishtail Flags Layers.  The circles are cut with MFT Pierced Circles and MFT Circle Stax 2.  The sentiment panel is mounted with foam tape and the butterfly image is just glued down in the center.  I added some bling by Recollections.

Now check out all the fabulous cards by the designers over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope you will be inspired to play along.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, April 10, 2017

Another Anniversary Card

Hello friends.  I am sharing an anniversary card for another couple at church.  I used an older Mojo Monday  487 sketch and DSP from my stash of scraps. :)
The doily is by Top Dog Dies and the flower is Cheery Lynn Daisy Strip die.  I cut the leaves with the smallest die in MFT Royal Leaves  and SU Old Olive CS.  The sentiment is from Just Rite Large Fancy Sentiments, cut with MFT Pierced Circle Stax and Circle Stax 2 for the mat.  I added 3 tiny red enamel dots by My Mind's Eye and Recollections rhinestone bling to the flower center.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Happy Anniversary

Hi friends.  I am sharing an anniversary card I made for a sweet couple at church (I have 4 more anniversary cards to make for this month).  I used this beautiful card by Sheri Gilson as inspiration (thank you Sheri).

I used Gina K. Stamps "Through Thick & Thin" for the flower & leaves.  (It was a free incentive set with a $75.00 order at Gina K's.)  I colored them with Promarkers, fussy cut them and mounted the flower with foam tape.  The sentiment is from SU Timeless Love.  The DSP is from A Very Merry Christmas 6x6 pad by The Paper Studio.  I added black mats and some red enamel dots by Recollections.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Vellum for Seize the Birthday

Hello crafty friends, it is Thursday and time for a new challenge over at Seize the Birthday.  This week we have the "Toppings" option of using vellum on your birthday project.  Remember it is just an option and the only requirement is that it be for a birthday.


My first thought was to use flower images on vellum as they turn out so pretty, but decided I would use a Memory Box butterfly.  I die-cut it in white and then fussy cut the vellum to go underneath.  I glued just the body part and bent the wings up slightly.  Inked the back of the butterfly with some springy colors, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, and Pear Pizzazz.  The sentiment is a Verve stamp in SU Early Espresso ink.  The sentiment panel is cut with an MFT die, and mounted with foam tape.  The mats and the flourish are SU Early Espresso CS.  The pattern paper is from MME Follow Your Heart - Be Amazing.

Don't forget to check out all the fabulous cards by the designers over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope you will be inspired to play along.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Welcome Little One

Today I am joining in a blog hop to welcome Lesley and Corey Croghan's little one, due in April.  Be sure to check out what all the participants have to share for Lesley and Corey on Lori Turner's blog.  It was wonderful of her to do this for Lesley.
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I met Lesley through being on the Seize the Birthday and The Dynamic Duos design teams, and also by participating in several of the challenge blogs she created.  She is a very sweet lady and very talented.
 Congratulations Lesley, I am so happy for you and Cory.  

For my card I used SU Blushing Bride CS and DSP (from an older pad).  The image and sentiment are from Sugar Pea Designs Bundle of Joy.  I colored the image with Copics, fussy cut it, and mounted it with foam tape.  The sentiment is cut with MFT Pierced Circle and Circle Stax 2.  I added 3 dots with Nuvo Jewel Drops Rosewater.  The white panel is embossed with SU Happy Heart EF.

This is a look at the inside.  I found the saying on the left side on line, typed it up and cut it with Spellbinders Floral Oval die.  The sentiment on the right is from the same Sugar Pea Designs set.


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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Have an Amazing Birthday

Hello crafty friends.  It is Thursday and time for a new challenge over at Seize the Birthday.  Our "Toppings" option this time is to use black & white with a splash of one other color.


For my card I added the splash of color with the SU Botanical Builder Framelits and MFT Electric Red CS.  I shaped the flower a little and added a rhinestone to the center. The DSP is from an older Carta Bella Words of Love 6x6 pad.  The circles are cut with MFT Pierced Circles, Circle Stax 2 and MFT Fishtail Flags and Fishtail Flags Layers dies.  The sentiment is from Verve's Poppy Birthday set.  The white panel is embossed with Sizzix Dot Swirl EF.

I am linking up over at The Flower Challenge also.


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

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Sieze the Birthday

Hello friends and happy Thursday.  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.

We have a new Guest Designer, Anita Bowden.  Help us welcome Anita by visiting her wonderful blog and leaving her some love?


For my card I used DSP from Authentique Latest & Greatest 6x6 pad (I love the pink & black color combo).  I matted everything with black.  The scallop mat is cut with an MFT Blueprints 20 die.  The white panel is embossed with a retired SU EF.  The banners were cut with MFT Pierced Fishtail Flags Stax and Fishtail Flags Layers Stax.  The flower is made with Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Fleur set.  I sponged the flower petals  with SU Pink Pirouette ink after stamping and die-cutting them with the matching dies.  The leaves are from Heartfelt Creations Botanical Rose set and cut with Botanical Wings die.   I added a yellow enamel dot to the center of the flower.  The sentiment is from Verve Happy Birthday Plain Jane stamp.

Be sure to check out all the fabulous creations by the design team over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope you will join us.  Can't wait to see what you create.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thinking of You

I made this card for a friend, who is having surgery, using this week's Just Us Girls photo week challenge.
The red frame is cut from SU Real Red CS with a Mama Elephant Framed Tags die, and mounted with foam tape.  The sentiment and tulips are from MFT LJD Spring Tulips.  I die cut two layers of  MFT Grassy Edgers and glued one to the card base and one under the edge of the frame for some dimension.  The tulips are mounted with foam tape between the grass layers.  I sponged the clouds on using Taylored Expressions Cloud Border Die and SU Bashful Blue ink.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, February 27, 2017

Anniversary Wishes

This is a card I made for a couple at church.  I used scraps of DSP in my stash so I am not sure where they are from.  The sentiment is from Verve Love Story (which has been discontinued).  The hearts are Heart Trio die by The Cat's Pajamas (I couldn't find it on their webside).  The white panel is embossed with a retired SU embossing folder.  The black scallop mat is cut with MFT Blueprints 20 die.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Happy Birthday for Just Us Girls

I am sharing a card for the Just Us Girls Challenge Color Week.
I love these colors together and had to play along, although I am just now getting to post my card.  The card base, ribbon strip (punched with a retired SU border punch) and leaves are SU Crumb Cake.  The red DSP is from American Crafts Crimson 6x6 pad.   The flowers and leaves are made with Heartfelt Creations Botanical Rose and Botanical Wings matching die.  I stamped the flowers on SU Real Red, cut them out, shaped them and layered together.  I added a black enamel dot to the centers.  The sentiment from SU Perfectly Penned (retired) is stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder on the black mat.

I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches but I rotated it and used the 2 flowers for the circle element.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a great weekend.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, February 20, 2017

Happy 1st Birthday

I am sharing a special card I was asked to make.  The flamingo is copied from the invitation and I mounted it to cardstock and fussy cut it.  The invitation has a foliage border all around it and light pink stripes in the background, along with the flamingo.
I stamped the stripes in SU Pink Pirroutte ink with my new MFT Distressed Stripes background stamp (a perfect match to the invitation).  I added various leaves with older punches and the pine branch is by Diemond Dies.  The flowers are Heartfelt Creations Botanical Roses sponged with Daffodil Delight ink, and a golden rhinestone to the centers.  The sentiment is from PTI Just A Number except for the ST which is from SU Memorable Moments.  I used SU Mossy Meadow to stamp the sentiment.  The flamingo is mounted with foam tape.  

I think she will be very happy with the card and I am pleased that it turned out like the invitation.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Friday, February 17, 2017

Snowman for Merry Monday

Happy Friday friends.  This is my card for this week's Merry Monday Christmas challenge.




I used this cute Country Snowman by Stampendous, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Promarkers.  I added a mixture of white fun flock and flower soft to the cuffs of his mittens and Aleene's Glitter Snow (the glitter doesn't show up in the photo) to the bottom for a little extra texture.  I die cut this panel using MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle dies and mounted it with foam tape.  The DSP is from A Very Merry Christmas 6x6 pad by The Paper Studio.  The black scallop mat is cut with MFT Blueprints 20 die.  The snowflake is Simon Says Stamp Maryanne Snowflake cut from glimmer paper.

At Doris' request I am sharing my card at her new challenge:  http://do-allkreatives.blogspot.de/

and CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for Feberuary. 

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Birthday Wishes for Seize the Birthday

Hello and happy Thursday friends.  It is time for a new Seize the Birthday challenge and this week we have the "Toppings" option of using Inlay Die Cuts.

I used SU Bloomin' Heart Thinlets die to cut the filagree heart and then I embossed the negative with SU Lacey Brocade EF (retired) and then placed the die cut back in the negative over a piece of SU Pink Pirouette CS.  I stamped the matching flowers from SU Bloomin' Love in SU Smokey Slate ink, die cut them with the matching dies, and sponged them with Pink Pirouette ink.  Then I glued the flowers over the die cut.  The banner is from the same stamp set.  I used my Basic Gray marker and went over just the outline of the banner and stamped it.  The sentiment is from SU Happiest Birthday Wishes (retired) and I did the same with the marker as it had more words on the stamp.  I mounted this with foam tape.

Be sure to check out all the fabulous inspiration by the Design Team, using Inlay die cuts, over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope you will join us.

I am also linking my card up over at Just Us Girls challenge - use hearts on your card.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Anniversary Wishes for JUGS

I used this week's challenge at Just Us Girls-hearts to make an anniversary card for a couple at church. The hearts theme made it perfect for an anniversary card.
I used my new Inlay Heart die from Poppystamps.  First I cut if from white CS, and then from SU Lost Lagoon CS.  I fussy cut around the Lost Lagoon heart and then glued it over the white heart after stamping the white panel with MFT Balloon Strings Background stamp in Pool Party ink.  I added a piece of DSP under the heart cutout and adhered the panel to SU Pool Party CS base.  I added Eyelet Outlet glitter enamel dots to the center of the hearts.  The photo does not do the card justice as it is so much prettier IRL.  The sentiment is from Verve's Everlasting Love set stamped in Lost Lagoon ink.  I cut this with an MFT Pierced Fishtail Flags die, placed it back in the die and cut the other end.  I fussy cut the mat from Lost Lagoon CS and then mounted it with foam tape.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Birthday Wishes for Mojo Monday

I got a card made for Mojo Monday #483 using their sketch.  The card is for a friend.


I am on my way to church for our Valentine Banquet this evening so will post details later.

ETA:  We had a wonderful Valentine Banquet and everyone enjoyed it.  Onto my card.
The DSP is from Authentique Classique Essentials 6x6 pad and the mats are white and SU Rose Red. which matches perfectly.  The sentiment is from Verve Amazing Wishes (which is no longer available).  The flower and leaves are from Altenew's Beautiful day, mounted with foam tape.  The white grossgrain ribbon is from SU.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, February 9, 2017

I'll Woof You Forever

Happy Thursday Friends.  I am sharing a fun card I made for JUGS Challenge #379 Word Week - dogs.  This card will probably go to one of my granddaughters.  Her birthday is in March.
This is the only stamp set I could find that has a dog on it.  It is MFT PI Woof You.  I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo  Black ink and colored it with Copics and fussy cut them.  The girls pants and shirt are paper-pieced with SU Midnight Muse CS and Real Red DSP.  I went over the buckles on the straps with a gold pen.  I mounted both images with foam tape on an MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle die cut from We R Memory Keepers Free Spirit paper pack.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Happy Birthday for JUGS Photo Week #378

This is my second post today, scroll down for my Seize the Birthday post.

I managed to get a card done for Just Us Girls Photo Week #378 challenge which has a daisy and a ladybug.  
I didn't have any ladybug stamps but I did have this MFT Upsy Daisy die which I have used quite a bit, I love it.
I cut 2 of the largest die, 1 each of the medium and small dies and layered them all together.  I added an older SU yellow button to the center and mounted the daisy with foam tape.  The leaves from the daisy set are cut from SU Pear Pizzazz CS, as is the mat for the sentiment panel.  The sentiment is Verve's Happy Birthday.  I cut the circles with MFT Circle Stax1 and Pierce Circle dies.  The green DSP is from an older SU pack and the yellow DSP is from Recollections All Girl stack.  The white panel is embossed with a retired SU EF - I think it kind of resembles a daisy.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn