Thursday, April 25, 2019

Seize the Birthday - Texture

Hello friends and happy Thursday.  We have a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time we have the "Toppings" option of adding texture on our birthday project.  Remember it is an option and the only requirement is that it has to be for a birthday.
I used the SU Basket Weave EF to add texture to my white panel - love the texture this EF adds.
The flowers and leaves are from the Painted Seasons set that was only available during SU Sale-a-Bration.  I stamped the flowers in Mango Melody and added the center from Daisy Delight, stamped with Crumb Cake ink.  The leaves are stamped with Pear Pizzazz.  The sentiment is from All That You Are.  The circle mat and card base are Mango Melody.  I mounted the flowers and the sentiment with foam tape.

Now you should check out all the great cards by my teammates over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope you will join in our fun challenge.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

CAS Stencil Challenge - Happy Birthday

Hello friends.  I made this card for the CAS Stencil Challenge  - Embossing Pastes/Gels.
For my card I used a Tim Holtz Plaid stencil and Finnabair Snowflake Paste, which has glitter in it.  I added a drop of SU Petal Pink re-inker to a small amount of the paste and mixed it good, then spread it over the angled stencil in a small area.  It really sparkles in person but doesn't show up in the photo.
 After it dried I mounted it to a Petal Pink mat cut with a scallop rectangle die.  The sentiment is from SU All That You Are stamped in Soft Suede ink to match the center of the flower.  The flower is from SU Painted Seasons - I love the flowers in this set - stamped in Grapefruit Grove ink, stamped off once, for a lighter shade that goes with the Petal Pink.  The leaves from the same set are stamped with Pear Pizzazz.  I die cut them with the matching dies and mounted the flower with foam tape.  The flower center from the Daisy Delight set is stamped with Soft Suede ink and punched with a 1/2" circle punch.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Happy Birthday for JUGS

Hello friends.  Today I am sharing a card I made using the colors of the Just Us Girls Challenge and will be sending to a friend.
The image and the leaf border die cut are from SU Wonderful Romance stamps and matching dies.  I colored the image with SU Blends - Calypso Coral (orange) and Granny Apple Green.  I die cut it and mounted it with foam tape.  I also added small yellow pearls to the centers of the flowers and a double bow with White Baker's Twine.  The sentiment is from SU All That You Are.  I stamped it at an angle to blend with the shape of the floral image.  The yellow dotted paper is from my stash.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I really appreciate it when you take time to leave me a comment.  I hope you have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Happy Easter

Hallelujah, Christ has risen indeed.  I hope everyone had a blessed day.

I am sharing an Easter card I made for our pastor and his wife.
The card base is Smokey Slate and I stamped the images with Smokey Slate ink.  The images and the crosses are from SU Hold on to Hope and Cross of Hope stamp and die sets.  The sentiment is from another stamp set.  I inked the banner and then took off the ink from the included sentiment.  After stamping the banner, I then added the new sentiment.  I cut the two crosses and the scalloped mat from silver foil paper.  The white panel is embossed with the SU Pinewood Planks EF.  The scalloped panel and the sentiment are mounted with foam tape.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I appreciate it when you take time to leave a comment.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Happy Birthday for The Flower challenge

Hello friends.  Today I am sharing a card I made for a friend using the sketch at The Flower Challenge.
Here is my card.
The flowers and leaves are from W Plus 9 Modern Anemones Set with the matching dies.  I colored them with Stampin Up Blends and then die cut them.  They are mounted with foam tape. The white panel is embossed with SU Basket Weave EF.  The pattern paper is from my stash, not sure who it is by.  I added thin black mats to make them pop from the background.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp It's Your Birthday.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Another Anniversary Card

Hello Friends.  I am sharing another anniversary card I made for some dear friends.  
I used the challenge at Just Us Girls - Off the Edge, for my card inspiration.  
I used my new stamp & die combo by Gemini called Peony.  It has the stamp and two edge dies to cut out the whole image, but I just used one on the outside edge.   I got this on a shopping trip to Hobby Lobby.  I used Altenew markers to color the image (my first time using them).  The sentiment is from Just Rite Large Fancy Sentiments. I love the font in this set and have used it quite a few times.  I added some pink glitter gemstones for a little glitz.  I then added some Recollections pattern paper to the inside of my card and also a narrow strip on the top of the card for balance.  I really like the way my card turned out.

I saw the Time Out Challenges was calling for embellishments, and one layer cards and I am joining them as my card fits both categories.
Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

April CAS Christmas Reminder- May Your Christmas be Merry & Bright

Hello Friends.  A friendly reminder that there is only 1 week left to join in the fun over at CAS Christmas challenge where April's theme is Elf.

I have really enjoyed being the Guest Designer for April and look forward to playing in their future challenges.  It is always great to get your Christmas cards done before the December rush.  Thank you again to all the CAS Christmas team for such a warm welcome.

Here is my card with this cute elf and sentiment from Sugar Pea Designs Merry Makers.  I stamped him on a panel cut with a stitched rectangle die and colored him with Copics.  I then sponged lt. blue ink around him.  The Stitched Circle Frame is from MFT and mounted over the image.  The sentiment is stamped in SU Poppy Parade ink.  I also added Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen over the Christmas bulbs.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn