Friday, August 5, 2022

Happy Anniversary

 Hello friends.  I have a new anniversary card to share today.


I die cut the black background panel with Spellbinders A2 Tranquil Moments and adhered it to my card base.  The white flowers are cut with my new Spellbinders Cinch and Go Blossoms die set. I sponged some So Saffron ink in the middle and layered the blooms.  The yellow centers are cut from a scrap piece of yellow I had on my work table. I also added small yellow gems to the centers.  The leaves are cut from Memory Box Exquisite Leaf Set and I snipped them to make them fit under my flowers.  Happy Anniversary is a Creative Expressions die - I love the different fonts in this die.  I added 3 small pale yellow pearls under the sentiment.

 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.
 
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Happy Birthday - No Stamping

 Hello friends.  We have a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and Glenda has chosen No Stamping as our "Topping" option this time. Remember the only requirement is that it has to be for a birthday.

I had this pale green panel already embossed with Spellbinders Diamond Plaid EF and used it as the background for my flower and sentiment.   The layered sentiment is from Memory Box Happy Birthday Posh Script die.  The base layer is white and the top layer is cut from a new SU In-Color called Sweet Sorbet.  The PTI Into the Blooms: Dahlia is also cut from Sweet Sorbet.  There are 3 layers all glued together in the centers.  I added the black center from another flower set.  The leaves are from Memory Box Exquisite Leaf Set cut from a sage green in my stash.  I clipped one of the leaves off  to make it fit under the petals and glued them under the flower petals.  The flower and sentiment are mounted with foam tape.  I added this panel to a black mat to make it stand out better and also coordinate with the flower center.

I hope you will check out all the great cards by the team over at Seize the Birthday and join in our challenge.
 
I will link to Happy Little Stampers Birthday - Anything Goes 

and also linking to the AAA Birthday Challenge - Anything Goes.
 

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Anniversary Blessings

 Hello Friends.  I have an anniversary card to share today.  This one will go to a dear couple at church.


I had the blue embossed panel already on my table and thought the yellow flowers would look great on it.  I used Spellbinders Be Bold Blossoms (love this die set) for all the flowers and foliage.  I used a smaller, darker yellow flower layered in the center of the large flower and added a sparkly gem to the centers.  The blue, yellow and green card is from my stash.  The white panel is die cut with an older die from SU Stitched Labels Framelits (retired).  I stamped the sentiment from Stampendous Brushed Sentiments and then mounted the panel with foam tape.  The yellow flowers are also mounted with foam tape and the foliage glued under the edges of the petals.  I really like the finished card and hope the couple will also.

I am linking to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge and used the center column down - Die Cuts, Free, and Bright Colors.
 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.
 
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, August 1, 2022

Tribute to Lindsey

 Hello Crafters,

We are deeply saddened to share the news that we lost our treasured friend and teammate, Lindsey, last week, following her hard-fought battle with cancer. Lindsey was well-known for her amazing creativity, witty sense of humor, and immense capacity to support and encourage her design team members and challenge participants. The crafting community will miss her shining light.
Today The Seize the Birthday Team is playing along with their Sister Challenge-Color Hues where Lindsey was also a Design Team Member. This challenge was to be hosted by Lindsey, so the Design Team wants to honor and celebrate her beautiful, creative life by sharing "Lindsey Inspired" projects using her Blue and Purple combination, along with things she loved the most, as inspiration. We hope that you will join us as we pay tribute to our dear friend and teammate.

Here are a few of her favorite things:
humor, cats
gardening/flowers
love of reading
friendship
wine
tea
*If you are a regular at Color Hues and/or Seize the Birthday you might also know that Lindsey loved Clean and Simple cards too.
We would love for you to join us and you can find all the details along with inspiration from both of the Design Teams over at the Color Hues blog below.
Here is my card to pay tribute to Lindsey.  I used flowers on my card as that was one of Lindsey's favorites (and mime too).
I used Spcllbinders Be Bold Blooms for the flowers and foliage.  I sponged SU Balmy Blue ink in the centers of the large flowers and added a die cut Balmy Blue small flower to the centers, plus a white enamel dot to finigh them.  The leaves and stems were cut from SU Sahara Sand (neutral).  The small buds were cut from Balmy Blue and layered over a Highland Heather bud which shows through the small die cut circle in the bud.  The flowers were glued on the white panel, which is die cut with a Spellbinders Hemstitch Oval and then mounted on a Highland Heather mat.  The foliage were glued under the edges of the flower petals.  The sentiment is from SU Happy Thoughts. 
 I thought the sentiment was appropriate as we are all thinking of Lindsey.  My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.
Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you will join in this wonderful tribute to Lindsey.
 Happy Stamping
JoAnn

Sunday, July 31, 2022

CASE a Designer for Just Us Girls

 Hello friends.  I wanted to play along with Just Us Girls challenge - CASE a designer.

 

I browsed several designers' blogs and have several that I follow but I chose this card on Ina's blog.  I loved it when I first saw it and happened to have the SU Botanical Builder dies.

Ina's Card

 

My CASE


I used Distress Watercolor Cardstock and Kuretake watercolors for the yellow background and stamped some dots with a darker yellow ink.  The leaves are from a different color cardstock but placed the same as Ina's card.  I added the white die cut flowers and a gem to the center of the large flower and small yellow pearls to the small flowers.  I used a different sentiment which is from SU Peaceful Moments.  I added the panel to a Mossy Meadow card base.

Thanks for this fun challenge Ina.  I enjoyed copying your card.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Tis the Season

 Hello friends.  I have a Christmas card to share today.  I made this one for the CAS Christmas Card Challenge - Santa.

ETA:  Wow, my card was chosen as the winner at CAS Christmas challenge.

 

I got out this old set by My Favorite Things called Christmas and stamped the Santa image and the sentiment from this set.   I colored the Santa with Copics and die cut him with a stitched oval die, then mounted him on a black scalloped oval die cut.  I stamped the sentiment on a white panel and embossed it with an older SU EF called Perfect Polka Dots (retired) as I thought it looked like falling snow.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn
 

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Anniversary Blessings

 Hello friends.  I have an anniversary card to share today.  This will go to a sweet couple at church.  I made it for The Flower Challenge - Clean & Simple.

 


I stamped two flowers and 6 leaves from SU Prized Peony set (retired) and die cut them with the matching dies; I also fussy cut some of the white edging away.  I colored the flowers with Copics and the leaves with SU Granny Apple Green Blends.  I mounted the flowers with foam tape on a white panel embossed with SU Subtle EF.  I glued the leaves under the edges of the flowers.  The sentiment is from a Sweet n' Sassy anniversary set.  I masked the words separately so I could layer them.  I then die cut it with an Ornate Frames die by SU (retired), and mounted it with foam tape also.

 I will also link to the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies Challenge as I used several dies on this card.


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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Seize the Birthday - Purple, Blue and Green

 Hello friends.  We have a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and Colleen has chosen the colors, Purple, Blue and Green as our "Toppings" option.

 

I strayed from my usual floral card and made one with balloons. I  thought it was a good choice for the colors (although flowers would fit perfectly also).  I dug out this older set from MFT( Party Balloons)  and stamped the balloons in Blueberry Bushel, Granny Apple Green and Highland Heather inks, then die cut them with the matching die.  I also stamped the confetti in the same colors.  The balloon strings, stamped in black, and the confetti were stamped on the white panel and then I embossed it with SU Tasteful Textile EF.  I glued the balloons on flat.  The sentiment is cut with an Impression Obsession die set in Highland Heather and Blueberry Bushel.  I die cut 2 sets and layered them for more stability and glued them on the embossed panel.
 


Be sure to check out all the great cards using these colors by the Design Team over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope to see you in our gallery.

Happy Stamping.
JoAnn

 

Monday, July 18, 2022

Happy Birthday in Peach & Gray

 Hello friends.  This is my card I made using the colors for the Color Hues challenge.

The flowers and leaves are from Altenew Perfectly Perfect.  I colored them with SU Pale Papaya and Smoky Slate Blends, die cut them with the matching dies, and mounted them with foam tape.  I used Altenew Sphere Stencil and Smoky Slate ink on the white panel.  The sphere is large so I die cut a smaller circle from white cardstock and placed it over the Sphere Stencil to get a smaller circle in the center of the panel.  I then embossed the panel with SU Tasteful Textile  EF and mounted it on a Smoky Slate panel cut with MFT Blueprints 27 die.  The sentiment is stamped in Smoky Slate, hand cut with a flagged end, and mounted with foam tape.

I am linking to the Color Hues challenge - Peach and Gray
 
 

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn



Friday, July 15, 2022

Memorable Birthday for The Paper Players

 This is my second post today and I was finally able to get a card done with the colors at The Paper Players challenge just in the nick of time. I love the new Tahitian Tide blue color.

I had the flowers and leaves (unknown stamp set) already stamped and cut in my stash so I pulled them out and colored them with Tahitian Tide, but I had to use Granny Apple Green on the leaves as I didn't have the Blends in Parakeet Party.  I mounted the flowers with foam tape and glued the leaves and sprigs under the edges. I did use Parakeet Party for the bottom mat and Tahitian Tide mat cut with a die from the Scalloped Contours dies.  The white mat is cut with a Stitched Rectangle die.  I stamped the sentiment (Timeless Tropical - retired) and them embossed the panel with SU Tufted EF (retired).
 
I will also link to Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies (I used 2 different dies)

 
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.
 
Happy Stamping
JoAnn