Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Joy to the World

Hello friends.  I am almost finished with my Christmas cards and this is one I loved making.  It shows the true meaning of Christmas.
The Joy die is from Cottage Cutz and I have used it on several cards.  For this one I cut it from textured gold paper and mounted it with foam tape to a circle die cut.   The sentiment is from Concord & 9th Joy Stamp set.  I cut it with a fishtail die and mounted it with foam tape also.  The gold foil stripe paper is from Craft Smith Love Story 12x12 pad.

I am linking my card up to three challenges:





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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Happy Anniversary

Hello friends.  I am sharing a couple of anniversary cards I made for couples at church.  I have 7 anniversary cards and quite a few birthday cards to make for my church family in December, plus my Christmas cards so I am a busy lady. :)  I love making them though.

For this card I used paper from an older DCWV Lemon Flower Matstack.  It has glittery papers in it.  The gray parts of the flower paper is actually silver glitter which doesn't show up in the photo.  The green is cut with MFT Fishtail Flags Stax 1 & 2 (discontinued).  The flower is MFT Upsy Daisy (discontinued) cut from SU So Saffron and the leaves are cut from SU Pear Pizzazz with MFT Stitched Blooms. The sentiment is from Just Rite Large Fancy Sentiments.  I matted them all with black cardstock and mounted the daisy and the right side of the sentiment with foam tape.  The final touch was a few rhinestones for bling.

For this one I used Talyored Expressions Weathered EF for the white panel, matted with Balmy Blue catdstock. and Altenew Painted Flowers stamped with SU Balmy Blue ink.  I stamped off once for the light layer and then full strength for the darker layer.  The leaves are stamped with SU Wild Wasabi ink.  The sentiment is a stamp from Hobby Lobby stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink and matted with Balmy Blue cardstock.  I mounted this panel with foam tape and added clear rhinestones.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look.  I appreciate it so much which you take time to leave me a comment.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Happy Holidays for JUGS Photo Week

I was inspired by the cute buggy of presents and bows over at Just Us Girls this week and made this card for their challenge.
I love this cute set by Lawn Fawn Toboggan Together and used the penguin with his sled full of presents.  I stamped the presents twice and layered them.  The images are colored with Promarkers and die cut with the matching dies.  I embossed the white panel with SU Softly Falling EF and added a little torn strip for snow at the bottom. The images are mounted with foam tape.  The sentiment is from the same set and is stamped in MFT Electric Red, cut with an MFT die and mounted with foam tape.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn


Thursday, November 22, 2018

Seize the Birthday - Tags

Hello friends. It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this will be our last challenge until January 2019.  We are taking December off for the holidays and our families.
Our "Toppings" option this time is to use tag(s) on your card.
I sponged 3 shades of Distress Oxide Inks on my paper and die cut the MFT Stitched Traditional Tags die, and then added a thin black mat.  I also used an inked piece to stamp and die cut the flowers from MFT Wildflowers stamps and dies.  I used a darker yellow marker to give the flowers dimension and then colored the centers with a brown marker.  The leaves are colored with Copics.  The sentment is from SU Elemntary Elegance (retired).  I added a Baker's Twine bow to the top and mounted the tag and flowers with foam tape.  The white panel was stenciled with lt. green ink and MFT Small Brick Wall Stencil for a subtle background which also has a think black mat.

Be sure to check out all the fabulous cards by my teammates 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

 Happy Thanksgiving to all.  I pray you have a blessed day.

              

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Happy Anniversary

Good Morning friends.  I am sharing an anniversary card I made for a couple at church.  I am linking it to The Flower Challenge - A Special Occasion.

I used the flowers from Gina K. Designs Stippled Flowers Bundle and colored them with Promarkers.  I then die cut them with the matching dies.  The sentiment is a Stampabilities stamp from Hobby Lobby.  The white panel is cut with MFT Diagonal Sentiment Strip Cover Up die.  These are mounted to a thick black card base.  The flowers are mounted with foam tape.  I added Wink of Stella clear glitter to the flowers - it shows up in the photo below.


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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Warm Holiday Wishes

Hello friends.  I am sharing a Christmas card I made using Julee's Mojo Monday Sketch 502. I was so glad to see that Julee started Mojo Monday sketches again.  I always enjoyed playing with her fun sketches.

I used these cute MFT Sweet Holiday Penguins stamps and dies and colored them with Promarkers.  I die cut them and mounted them with foam tape.  The sentiment is from an older Inkadinkadoo stamp set (Warm Holiday Wishes), stamped on an MFT Stitched Circle die cut.  I colored in the stars with a yellow marker.  The green script paper and red/white dotted paper is from MFT Candy Land 6x6 pad and the red and green stripe paper is from an older DCWV Christmas Matstack.  All the papers are matted with black and I used an older SU punch for the scallop border.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn