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

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Peace for CAS Christmas Card Challenge


ETA:  Wow, my card was chosen as the Top Pick at CAS Christmas Card Challenge.

 This is my card for the CAS Christmas challenge - Peace.
I die cut Impression Obsession Peace die from silver foil cardstock and the Penny Black Manger die from silver foil and heavy white cardstock and offset them slightly so the silver would show.  I mounted the Manger die in an opening created with an MFT die.  The panel behind it is made using the faux mother of pearl technique.  I used Frost White paint, SU Marina Mist and Wild Wasabi inks.  The photo below shows the pretty shine on the panel and the silver foil cardstock.  I really like the way it turned out.  The mat is SU Marina Mist cardstock.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Happy Birthday Panda

Hello friends.  I am sharing a card I made for a young girl at church.  She is turning 6 and I thought this panda with balloons would make a fun card for her.
The panda, balloons and sentiment are from SU Sale-a-Bration last year.  The panda, 2 of the balloons and the sentiment are mounted with foam tape.  I hand drew the balloon strings.  I colored the balloons to match the designs in the pattern paper which is from a DCWV pad.  I thought it look festive with all the colors and the design.   The white panel is cut with a die from MFT.  A quick and simple card but I like the way it turned out.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn