Thursday, March 21, 2019

March CAS Christmas Card Challenge

The CAS Christmas Card Challenge for March is to use a deer on your card.
It is also their first birthday celebration.
I did a card for the challenge using the Memory Box Evergreen Reindeer die. I cut the white panel with a stitched rectangle die and then die cut the reindeer element.
I had this piece of faux mother of pearl card from my previous Christmas card and I used it behind the die cut to resemble the blue sky and the green trees on the sides.  I added a thin mat of SU Balmy Blue card and the sentiment is from Sweet n' Sassy Poinsettia set.

I am also linking my card to a new challenge to me Christmas Kickstart Challenge #6 - Moves on Hooves

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Sending You Lots & Lots of Happy

Hello Friends.  I am sharing a card I made for a friend using the Mojo Monday #511 sketch (I did switch sides for the circle and rectangle as it suited the flower image better).  I am also entering it in The Flower Challange - Anything Goes - you know how I love to make floral cards, my favorite.
Here is my card.
All of the supplies are from Stampin Up except for the circle dies.  I love this floral image from the Sale-a-Bration set Lovely Lattice.  I stamped the image, colored it and then fussy cut just part of the image.  I mounted the flowers on the circle die cut with foam tape.  The card base and the mat are  Highland Heather.  The check paper is from the Gingham Gala 6x6 pad.  The sentiment is from the Lots of Happy Card kit and is stamped on a stitched rectangle die cut.  I added 3 small rhinestones for a little bit of bling.   The white panel is embossed with the Lace Dynamic Texture Impressions EF and is very pretty.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Dots and Stripes for Seize the Birthday

Hello friends and happy Thursday.  We have a new challenge for you at Seize the Birthday and this time our "Toppings" option is to use Dots and Stripes.  Of course, the only requirement is that it has to be for a birthday.
 For my card I used Blushing Bride from the SU Subtles DSP.  The stripes are on the reverse side of the dotted paper.  I added a strip of Blushing Bride where the papers joined.  The flowers and leaves are from W Plus 9 Modern Anemones Stamp and Die Combo.  I colored them with Promarkers and die cut them with the matching dies.  They are mounted with foam tape.  The sentiment is from Gina K Designs Birthday Greetings and I mounted it with foam tape after snipping the flagged ends.

Don't forget to check out all the fabulous "Dots and Stripes" cards by the designers and our Special Party Guest, Tenia Nelson, over at Seize the Birthday.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

A Birthday Card

Hello friends.  Today I am sharing a birthday card I made for a friend.
I used Altenew's Painted Flowers and SU Grapefruit Grove ink.  I stamped off once for the lighter shade and full strength for the darker layer.  The stripe panel is stamped with MFT Stripe Background and Grapefruit Grove ink.  The mat and bow die cut are from Grapefruit Grove cardstock.  The sentiment is from a retired SU set.  The white die cut panel and the bow die are from SU Stitched Seasons Framelits (retired).  I added an enamel dot to the bow center and the flowers are mounted with foam tape.


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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Thinking of you

Hello friends.  Today I am sharing a card I made for a friend that fell and had to have surgery on a fractured knee cap.  I hope this card cheers her up a little and lets her know she is thought of.
The Soft Sea Foam panel is embossed with a Cuttlebug EF.  The yellow check is from SU Gingham Gala 6x6 pad.  I added white Baker's twine around the gingham panel.  The butterflies from Butterfly Gala is stamped in Daffodil Delight and I sponged a little ink in the center.  I added small rhinestones and glued the butterflies on just in the center.  The sentiment is an older retired SU stamp and is stamped on a die cut from SU Rose Trellis Framelits and mounted with foam tape.  That's it for today.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Big Birthday Wishes

Hello and happy Thursday friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time we have the "Toppings" option of "make us laugh".


I have this cute Art Impressions stamp set that I got from a friend and I thought it would be perfect for this challenge.  It is the first time I have used it. These 3 ladies look like they are having lots of fun icing that big cake and sampling the icing. :)  I colored the image with Copics and Promarkers and then die cut it with a Lil' Inker Designs die.  I put it back in the die and cut it shorter to fit my card.  The sentiment is from the same set.  I matted the image panel and the sentiment with SU Chocolate Chip CS.  The pattern paper is from my stash.

I hope you will check out all the fun cards by our guest designer and the rest of the team over at Seize the Birthday and join in the fun.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Happy Anniversary

Hello friends.  I am sharing an anniversary card I made for a couple at church.  I have 6 anniversary cards and several birthday cards to make for March. :)

For this card I used Gina Marie Designs die cut and Altenew Peony Bouquet stamp and die set.  I stamped the flower in 3 shades of pink ink and the leaves in green. I mounted the flower with foam tape and stuck the leaves underneath the edge.  The sentiment is an older PSX stamp I got from Ebay.  I added some tiny pink pearls for accents.  The green dotted paper is from an older Simple Stories 6x6 pad.

I am linking my card to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look.  I truly appreciate your comments.
Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn