Sunday, November 22, 2020

Happiest of Birthdays

 Hello friends.  I have a birthday card to share today.  I used the challenge at CAS Mix Up - Off the Edge.

 


 I stamped this pretty floral image from Gina K. Designs You Make Me Smile in Staz-On ink on Bristol Smooth card.  I used my waterbrush with Barn Door and Peeled Paint DI to color the image.  I then added a pale blue shadow around the image.  Of course I got an ink drop on the panel so added some pretty gems to cover it. (I do need to practice more with my watercoloring).  The sentiment is from SU Birthday Blooms (retired). I mounted this panel to a thin green mat and then to my card base.  

I will also link this to The Flower Challenge.


Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day and a Blessed Thanksgiving.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Friday, November 20, 2020

Happy Birthday for The Flower Challenge

 Hello friends.  Today I am sharing a card I made for The Flower Challenge.

 


 I stamped the flower image from Gina K/Hero Arts Friendship Blooms across the corner of the main panel.  I colored them with SU Pumpkin Pie  and Granny Apple Green Blends, then shaded around them with my water brush and a lt. blue ink.  I had an ink smudge so I had to add the pretty gems and I couldn't just use one. :).  The sentiment is from SU Magnolia Blooms set.  This panel is matted with a thin Pumpkin Pie Mat and then added to the card base.

This is my first time using this set so I will link it to the NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff)  challenge.

 

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Seize the Birthday - Sparkle & Shine

 Hello friends and welcome to our last Seize the Birthday callenge for 2020.  Cathy would like us to add sparkle & shine to our cards.  Remember, if you are not into our toppings option you can just make a regular birthday card.

 



 For those pretty flowers I used Altenew Positive Vibes Stamp & Die set. I stamped the flowers with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with SU Pumpkin Pie and Granny Apple Green Blends.  I actually stamped part of a second flower and fussy cut an extra little flower (the one on the right) and then added it on the left side for a little more fullness .  I added the flowers with foam tape to a white panel embossed with SU Ornate Floral EF.  The sentiment is from SU Fancy Phrases on a die cut from the Pine Boughs set.  I cut 2 Pumpkin pie labels and cut them in half to make the mat for the sentiment label.  I added two rhinestones colored with the dark Pumpkin Pie Blend and added Wink of Stella to all the flowers.

 You can see the sparkle and shine from the rhinestones and the Wink of Stella on the flowers in this photo.

Be sure to check out all the lovely cards by our team at Seize the Birthday and join in this fun challenge.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, November 12, 2020

An Anniversary Card

 Hello friends.  I have an anniversary card to share today.  I saw this card (thank you Karen for the inspiration) on Pinterest and thought it would make a perfect anniversary card with the pretty red flowers and die-cut hearts.  I made it for a couple at church.

The only thing I changed was the sentiment and I used a Creative Expressions die to cut it 3 times and layered it for dimension.  The flowers are from SU Painted Poppies, colored with Real Red and Old Olive Blends, and then fussy cut.  The heart die cuts are from SU Be Mine Stitched Framelits dies.  The two flowers are mounted with foam tape and the other items are glued to the white panel which has been embossed with SU Scripty EF.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day.
 
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn


Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Merry Christmas for The Paper Players

 Hello friends.  I have a Christmas card to share today.  I made this one using the colors at The Paper Players Challenge.

 


 I cut two of the leaf dies in SU Wreath Builder dies from Shaded Spruce.  I cut one of the wreaths in pieces to fill in some of the bear spots of the bottom wreath.  I cut one of the sprig wreaths from vellum and added it to the bottom.  You can see some of it peeking out in places.  I cut 6 of the smallest poinsettia dies from SU Poinsettia Petals set, shaped them with my fingers and layered 2 together.  I added 3 small gold beads to the centers and added them to my wreath.  The bow is a die from The Greetery.  I added the wreath to a white panel that is embossed with a  Sizzix 3D embossing folder that kind of looked like a paneled door to me so I thought it was a good background for the wreath.  The sentiment is cut from gold foil paper with a Creative Expressions die.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day and are staying safe.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, November 9, 2020

CAS Christmas Challenge

 Hello friends.  Today I am sharing a card I made for the CAS Christmas Card Challenge - Non-traditional Colors.


I die cut the ornaments from SU Delicate Ornaments (retired) with Rose and Turquoise Glitzy Glitter cardstock from an older DCWV 6x6 pad.  I die cut the ornament tops and sentiment (Memory Box) from gold foil.  I mounted the ornaments with tiny pieces of foam tape to a white panel embossed with pine branch dies.  Then I added gold twine to hang the ornaments and taped it on the back of the panel.  This panel was added to a thin Rococo Rose mat and then to my card base.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day.
 
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn


Thursday, November 5, 2020

Seize the Birthday - 1,2,3

Hello friends and Happy Thursday.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time we have a fun one for you.   Glenda would like us to use 1,2,3 on our card (explained below)  We are also welcoming a new Surprise Party Guest for the months of November & January, Julie Peddicord.

 

         
 1 die cut, punch, stamp, or stencil   
2 colours (excluding neutrals) 
3 embellishments (same or different)
If you're not a toppings kinda person, well.....you can just stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday! The choice is yours!


I used 1 flower stamp (SU So Much Love) colored with 2 colors,  SU Flirty Flamingo and Mint Macaron Blends.  I also used 1 embossing folder (SU Tasteful Textures) on the larger panel, and 2 die cuts from SU Ornate Layers Dies, and 3 embellishments (small pearls colored with SU Dark Flirty Flamingo Blend, to match the flower.  I stamped the sentiment from SU Fancy Phrases on the smaller die cut and mounted it with foam tape.  The flower image is also mounted with foam tape. I added Wink of Stella to the pretty flower for a little extra touch.  You can see the sparkle a little better in this photo.

I hope you will check out all the great cards by the designers over at Seize the Birthday and join us in this fun challenge.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

 

Monday, November 2, 2020

Happy Birthday for Just Us Girls Challenge

 Hello friends.  I have a birthday card to share today.  I made it for a young 4 yr. old boy at church using the JUGS Challenge - Word Die Cuts.

 


 I used SU Happy dies to cut the Happy in Crumb Cake and Black and offset the black to give it a shadow.  I stamped this cute image from SU From All of Us and colored it with alcohol markers.  I added green to the bottom for grass and then sponged some lt. blue ink for the sky around the image.  I cut this down and layered it over the top of the die cut word.  I stamped Birthday from a different set and them layered this over the bottom of Happy.  I matted this on a piece of cardstock from my stash and then to my card base.

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

 I will also link to the AAA Birthday Challenge - For a Child


Happy Stamping,

JoAnn

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Birthday Wishes for Color Hues

 Hello friends.  I am delighted to be guest designing for Color Hues 5th challenge - Yellow & Kraft


 

I used SU Birch Background stamped in Crumb Cake ink (Kraft) and matted with Crumb Cake card.  The sentiment from SU Fancy Phrases was stamped in Early Espresso ink and punched with SU Tailored Tag punch.  I also punched two Crumb Cake tags and cut them in half vertically and horizontially to make the mat.  I stamped the small flowers from SU Celebrate Sunflowers and die cut them with the matching dies.  The open  leaves are also from that die set.  I colored the flowers with Daffodil Delight and Crumb Cake blends and mounted them with foam tape.  The sentiment is also mounted with foam tape.  I colored 3 small white pearls with the dark Daffodil Delight Blend and added them for a little bling on the top portion of the card..

Don't forget to check out all the lovely cards by the designers over at Color Hues and join in this fun challenge.  Thank you to Color Hues for having me as a Guest Designer.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn


Friday, October 23, 2020

Saddle Up & Celebrate

 Hello friends.  Today I have a birthday card to share.  This is for a 3 year old at church.  Her family has horses and they all ride, so I thought this image was perfect for her.

The image and sentiment are from MFT  Saddle Up & Celebrate.  I colored the image with Copics and die cut it with the matching die.  I used a white stitched circle die cut and stamped some grass, with a very old stamp, then sponged the green over it.  I also sponged some lt. blue for the sky and then mounted the cowgirl with foam tape.  The circle is also mounted with foam tape.  The pattern papers are from my scraps and matched the coloring perfectly.  The white panel is embossed with SU Stone EF (retired).  I flagged the ends of the sentiment banner with a punch.

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