Thursday, June 22, 2017

Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes

Hello 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.

This card will be going to my great-grandson who has a birthday soon.
I used this cute MFT Space Explorer set and the matching dies and colored them with Promarkers and Copics.  I made the background with Ranger Distress Watercolor Card and SU Night of Navy ink.  I wet the paper and added water to the ink on a clear block and then painted the background.  I let it dry and went over it a second time. for variation.  I then added some thinned white paint splatters and a few dots with my white gel pen.  The mat is MFT Electric Red CS.  I did parts of the sentiment on the computer - "Hope Your" and "Is Out of This", and then stamped Birthday from MFT Adorable Elephants and World from the Space Explorer set.  I lightly inked around the edges with Electric Red to make them stand out a little better.  Birthday, World, the rocket and the cute Space Explorer are all mounted with foam tape.  I used a piece of white hemp cord to connect the rocket to the Space Explorer.

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

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn




Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Another Red White & Blue Anniversary Card

Hello friends.  Today I am sharing another anniversary card I made for some good friends and their anniversary is on July 4th, so I went with red, white & blue again.
I stamped the flowers from Altenew's Hennah Elements with Versamark ink on MFT Electric Red CS and embossed with white embossing powder.  I stamped 1 large and 3 small flowers and fussy cut them.  The large flower has a small one mounted with foam tape and it is mounted with foam tape to the card.  I used a die from MFT Basic Stitched Edges for the white scallop panel, and mounted this over a piece of SU Midnight Muse DSP.  The LaLa Land flourish corners are cut from the same paper.  The sentiment is from SU Timeless Love stamped in Midnight Muse ink.

I am linking my card with The Flower Challenge-Anything Goes, because I love making cards with flowers.


and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is to use pattern paper so I am linking there also:


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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Another Anniversary Card for Mojo Monday 500

I have some good friends that have an anniversary coming up in July so I used the Mojo Monday #500 sketch and red, white & blue to make their anniversary card.

The white panel is embossed with The Paper Studio Timeless Hearts EF.  I used MFT Electric Red CS and ink and SU Night of Navy CS and ink.  I also used a strip of white glitter paper.  The sentiment panel is die cut with MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangles.  The sentiment is from Verve's Love Story and the hearts are from Verve's Chevron Love.  I used the matching Wavy Hearts die to die cut the hearts and also cut out the centers and interlocked them.  The sentiment panel is mounted with foam tape and I used pieces of foam tape on parts of the heart to mount them.  The heart border is cut with Verve's Scallop Trim Trio die set.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Anniversary Card for Mojo Monday #500

Hello Friends.  I had to participate in Mojo Monday's last challenge.  I am sad to see it go as I enjoyed all of Julee's sketches.  I will miss them, but Julee will stil have her blog and the Verve store.  She is a very busy lady with her twins and life so I understand why she is giving it up.
Onto my card.  Here is Julee's sketch
and here is my card.
I used 4 different Verve stamp sets for my card.  The sentiment is from Love Story (discontinued); the frame is from Small Packages, the flower is from Grateful Elegance and Plain Jain VS-09-PJ016  which matches the Grateful Elegance set (both discontinued). I sponged the petals with SU Blush Blossom and Crisp Cantaloupe inks.  I added a black glitter enamel dot to the center of the flower.   The frame is cut with Verve's Rounded Scallop Frame die.  The heart border is cut with Verve's Scalloped Trim Duo Set.  The leaves are cut from SU Mint Macaron with Verve's Sprightly Springs die.  The DSP is from Mint to be Fab by The Paper Studio.  

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Friday, June 9, 2017

Wedding Mini Album

Hello friends.  I wanted to share a mini album I made for my daughter's best friend's daughter that is getting married tomorrow.  This post has a lot of pictures, so hope you don't mind scrolling through and taking a look.  I was inspired by several YouTube videos I have watched.  I love making mini albums although I don't do videos.  This album is 9x7" and the base is a Heartfelt Creations album.

The cover has a frame by Recollections and the flowers are by Prima and Recollections.  The lace is from Hobby Lobby.

Pages 1 & 2.  I used several Spellbinders dies and different punches on the inside pages.

I did the last name and flourish on my Silhouette.

Pages 3 & 4. The stickers are by Paper House and I used a SU corner punch.

Pages 5 & 6.  I used Martha Stewart punche and Heartfelt Creations stamps & dies for the flower & leaves..

Pages 7 & 8.  Martha Stewart punch and stickers from Hobby Lobby.

Pages 9 & 10.  Spellbinders die and stickers.

Pages 9 & 10 with foldouts opened.

Pages 11 & 12.  Page 11 has a photo waterfall and page 12 has a foldout.

Photo waterfall opened.

Flap opened on page 12.

The outside cover (front & back.

I hope you made it through the pictures and enjoyed taking a look.  Thanks so much for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day.

Happy Crafting,
JoAnn

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Seize the Birthday - One Layer

Hi Friends.  We have a new challenge for you over at Seize the Birthday and this time the "Toppings" option is to make a one layer card.  Of course the only requirement, as always, is that it has to be a birthday project.
For my card I used this cute bunny by Whimsey Stamps called Flower Bouquet Bunny.   I stamped him in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored him with Promarkers.  The grass is stamped with a really old CTMH stamp called Hillside Grass.   I sponged light blue ink around the image.  The sentiment is from a set by Gina K. Designs called Birthday Greetings.

Be sure to check out all the fabulous cards by the design team over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope you will be inspired to play along.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Just Us Girls - Die Cuts

Good morning friends.  Hope you have had a good week.  We have had a lot of rain this week and we sure needed it.  The lawns are looking green again instead of brown.

I made an anniversary card for a couple at church.  I used die cuts so I am joining the JUGS challenge - use die cuts.
I used Cheery Lynn Designs Daisy Strip for the flowers with 2 layers.  I sponged CTMH Plum Mist ink in the certers and added a gold rhinestone.  The large leaves are made with LaLa Land Open Leaf Flourish die and SU Pear Pizzazz CS.  the small leaves are made with SU Flourish Thinlits die.
The sentiment and frame are from Verve's Love Story set, which has been discontinued.  The card base and pattern paper are CTMH Plum Mist, which I have had for quite some time.  I am trying to use some of my stash of papers.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Just Us Girls Photo Week

Hello friends.  I am sharing an anniversary card I made for a couple at church using this week's JUGS Photo for inspiration.
For my card I used Spellbinders Vines and Passion heart die.  I used the outline to cut two hearts with MFT Natural CS.  I then  traced the filigree insert and hand cut two plain hearts which I embossed with two EF, Intricate Swirl by the Paper Studio and Courtyard-1 by Lifestyle Crafts.  The top heart is mounted with foam tape.   The sentiment is from an "Innie & Outie" stamp I got from Hobby Lobby.  It is cut with a die from MFT Blueprints 16.  I fussy cut the mat, and then mounted it with foam tape only on the right side.  The white paper is some textured paper by Coredinations and the card base is MFT Natural CS.  As an afterthought I cut thin strips of white glitter paper and added it around the edges for a little bling.  It doesn't show up well in the photo unless you click on it to enlarge it.  It is very pretty in real life.

I am also entering my card at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Seize the Birthday - Something Sweet

Happy Thursday friends.  We have a new challenge for you at Seize the Birthday and this time we have the "Toppings" option of Something Sweet.


The cupcake image is from Inkadinkado Birthday Cupcake.  I die cut it with MFT Pierced Circle and matted it with Circle Stax 2 dies in SU Pretty in Pink.  I inked around the edges before removing the die.  I colored it with Copics and added Diamond Stickles for the sprinkles and a flower Gemstone by The Paper Studio.  The DSP is from Recollections Bold Basics Paper Pad.  The scallop mat is cut with MFT Blueprints 20 die from SU Pretty in Pink, it matched the paper perfectly.  The sentiment is from the same set and is cut with Cheery Lynn Designs Horizon Fishtail Banners.  The cupcake and sentiment are mounted with foam tape.

I am also entering my card in CraftyHazelnut's May Pattern Paper Challenge
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge

Now don't forget to check out all the "sweetness" the Designers have to share over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope you play along with us.  Can't wait to see what you create.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Birthday Blessings

This is a card I made for a sweet young lady at church.   I used MFT Distressed Stripes background stamped in SU Baha Breeze ink.  I matted it with Baha Breeze CS.  The doily is cut with a Top Dog die.  The sentiment is from Verve's Love Deepens.  I cut the fishtail ends and mounted it with foam tape.  The flowers are cut with SU Botanical Builders Framelits in peach CS scrap from my stash.  The leaves are cut in SU Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Friday, May 12, 2017

Happy Anniversary

Good Morning Friends.  I am sharing a card I made for a young couple at church.
I used MFT Tropical Teal CS and DSP from MFT Dots & Stripes 6x6 pad.  The sentiment is from JustRite Large Fancy Sentiments and is mounted on a Spellbinders Heart Circles die cut, then added to the card with foam tape..  The flowers and leaves are made with SU Botanical Builders Framelits.  I added a clear flower Gemstone by The Paper Studio to the centers.  I used a Pointelle Cover Up Die by Lil Inker Designs for the white panel.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Seize the Birthday - Creatures or Animals

Hello crafty friends.  It is time for a new challenge over at Seize the Birthday and this time we have the "Toppings" option to use creatures or animals on your birthday project.

I used this adorable bear and balloons from MFT BB Beary Special Birthday and the matching die set.  I colored him with Copics.  I stamped the balloons on the DSP and then paper-pieced them.  The DSP is from MFT Tranquil Textures 6x6 pad.  I used purple as this card will be going to my great-granddaughter and it is her favorite color.  I added a few sequins for some bling.  The black scallop frame is from MFT Blueprints 20.

Now check out all the fabulous cards by our designers over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope you will play along with us.  Can't wait to see what you create.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, April 27, 2017

New Seize the Birthday Challenge

Hello friends.  It is time for a new challenge over at Seize the Birthday and this time there is no "Toppings" option, it just has to be for a birthday.

I love making cards with flowers and this one will go to a lady at church.  I used SU Botanical Builders (this set is retiring) for the flowers and leaves.   I used the background paper to make my flower.  After cutting the flower, I shaped the petals with my stylus, layered it and added a glitter brad to the center.  Both pattern papers are from DCWV Samantha Rose 12x12 pad.  The doily die is by Top Dog Dies.  The sentiment is from SU Memorable Moments.  The scallop frame and banner are cut with MFT dies and the banner is mounted with foam tape.

Now hop over to Seize the Birthday and check out all the fabulous cards by the design team.  I hope you will join us.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn


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