Thursday, September 20, 2018

CAS Mix Up September Challenge

This is my second post today as I made a card for the CAS Mix Up September Challenge - Ink your stamp with markers.

Die cutting is my choice so I die cut the Reverse Confetti Stitched Square die and then stamped the image from SU Serene Silhouettes after coloring it with SU Chocolate Chip and Real Red markers.  I had a little boo-boo on the bottom two red birds as I got brown on them but it still looks o.k, in my opinion. :)
I placed the die cut back in the die and sponged some Bashful Blue ink around the edges and then matted it with a thin mat of Chocolate CS.  I mounted this on my card base with foam tape and then stamped the sentiment, which is an older SU stamp.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Just Us Girls Color Week

Hello friends and happy Thursday.  I have a card to share that I made for the Just Us Girls Color Week challenge.
I used SU Tranquil Tulips (retired) stamped in Grapefruit Grove ink.  The bottom layer is stamped off once for a lighter effect and the top layer is stamped full strength.  The stamens are stamped in Smokey Slate ink.  I fussy cut them and mounted them with foam tape.  I chose green as "my choice" and stamped the stems and leaves in Pear Pizzazz on a die cut by Papertrey Ink.  The Concord &9th Plaid Background is stamped in Smokey Slate ink.  I didn't add a sentiment so it can be used for any occasion. 

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, September 17, 2018

Wedding Card - Congratulations

Hello friends.  This is the second wedding card requested by my friend for her granddaughter's wedding.  She had two granddaughters getting married within two weeks of each other. I did this one like their invitation also, with the flower border on top and bottom with the names and date in the middle.  I blurred out the names which I created on the computer.
The flowers are stamped with Simon Says Stamp Beautiful flowers and colored with Copics to match the flowers on the invitation.  I am pleased with the final result and I think she will be also.

I am linking this up at the Flower Challenge - Anything goes.  You know I love making floral cards.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look.  I appreciate it when you leave comments.
Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Just Us Girls - Hand Drawn Elements

Hello Friends.  This is my second post today as I made a card for the Just Us Girls Challenge - Hand Drawn Elements.   They allowed stamped outline images that look hand drawn so I searched through my stamps and found this set.
http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/
I die cut an oval mat for a mask and then stamped this small flower from a really old SU set called Delight in Life all around the mask.  They have the hand drawn look.  I colored them with some pastel markers.  I also drew around the oval mat with my Zig pen.   The sentiment is Rubber Stampede Elegant Thinking of You.  I mounted this panel to a pastel pink card base as it will be going to a lady friend that needs some encouraging.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn 

Seize the Birthday - Die Cuts or Punches

Hello Friends and happy Thursday.  Our challenge at Seize the Birthday this week has the "Toppings" option of using die cuts or punches on your birthday project. Of course it is always anything goes - your choice.
I needed a masculine card for a friend at church so I used this Recollections die set with SU Tranquil Tide CS for the banner and leaves, and Smokey Slate for the mat.  I die cut the deer head from black and used black mats also.  The background panel is stamped in Smokey Slate ink with the MFT Wood Plank Background.   I stamped off once before stamping the white panel for a lighter look.  The center panel is mounted with foam tape.  The sentiment from Simon Says Stamp It's Your Birthday set.  I curved the stamp a little on the block before stamping in Versamark ink and embossing with white embossing powder.  The banner is an MFT die.

Be sure to check out all the designer's cards over at Seize the Birthday.  I am sure you will be inspired by all the creativity.  Hope to see you in our gallery.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Another One for The Flower Challenge #24

Hello friends.  I am sharing a birthday card I made for a friend and the second one I am linking up at The Flower Challenge - Anything Goes.  I love making cards with flowers, my favorite kind to make.

I love this floral image from SU Blended Seasons set.  I only wish they would have had a die to cut the flowers out in the die set, so I didn't get the die set.  I colored them with Copics and fussy cut them out.  I stamped the sentiment from SU Painted Glass on an angle to follow the angle of the flowers.  I used a negative die cut piece to trace the white panel and fussy cut it.  I inked around the edges with Blushing Bride ink to make it stand out a little and mounted it with foam tape.  I glued the flower image to the sentiment panel and added foam tape around the parts that stuck out.  The background paper is from Papertrey Ink and has a small black mat since the sentiment is stamped in black.  I added Wink of Stella to the flower centers and the buds but it doesn't show up in the photo.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Hello for The Flower Challenge #24

I made this card to send to a friend.  I am entering it at The Flower Challenge - Anything Goes.
I used Papertrey Ink February Corner Adorner stamp and die set stamped with SU Real Red and Pear Pizzazz inks.  The yellow centers were colored with a Copic. They are mounted with foam tape.   I used Taylored Expressions Weathered EF for the background and a die from MFT Blueprints 20 for the red scallop mat.  I die cut the hello two times from SU Pear Pizzazz CS with the Poppystamps Little Luxe Hello die and layered it for dimension.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Wedding card

I am sharing a wedding card a friend requested for her granddaughter who is getting married - she loved the card.  I used the invitation design for the design of the card.  The invitation was almost the same color and had kraft colored leaves hanging from the top with the names and information below.
I used SU Pool Party CS and MFT Natural CS with the Taylored Expressions Leafy Vine Cutting Plate.  The bell and sentiment are from SU Blended Seasons set.  I added a little color to the bell & bow with Promarkers.  I printed the names on the computer and die cut them with a Spellbinders heart die.  The bell, heart and sentiment panel are mounted with foam tape. 

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Friday, September 7, 2018

CAS Christmas - Wreath

Hello friends.  Today I am sharing a card I made for the September CAS Christmas - Wreath challenge.  I am getting better at doing the CAS cards.

I was looking through my stamps for wreath images and found this older stamp set by Loralie Designs, Christmas 1.  I think I got it at a craft show several years ago.  This is the first time I have inked it up but love the pretty wreath.  I colored it with Copics and then die cut it with Lil' Inker Designs Side Stitched Rectangles die.  I added Wink of Stella to the berries, but it doesn't show up in the photo.  I then mounted the panel with foam tape to the card base.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Celebrate for Just Us Girls Challenge

I got my card made just in time before the Just Us Girls challenge closed.  It is Word Week and the word is Celebrate.

For my card I looked through my stamps and found this older set from SU Endless Birthday Wishes and it had all these sayings and the cake image.  I stamped the sentiments and die cut them with MFT Fishtail Flags dies.  I stamped the cake and did some light coloring with Promarkers, then die cut it with an older  SU Framelits die.  I fussy cut the black mat to make it stand out against the pretty pattern paper from Recollections Butterfly Blooms 6x6 pad.  I mounted this panel with foam tape and the banners are also mounted with foam tape.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, September 3, 2018

Thinking of You

Hello friends.  I am sharing a card I made for a friend in the hospital.
I used Altenew Painted Flowers stamped in SU Marina Mist.  I stamped the base layer by stamping off once for a lighter blue, and then the filler is stamped full strength.  I colored the leaves with Copics instead of stamping them and die cut them with the matching dies.  The top flowers are mounted with foam tape.  The sentiment is an older SU stamp and die cut with MFT Pierced Oval.  The mat is MFT Stitched Mini Scallop Oval die cut from Marina Mist CS.  The white panel is stamped with MFT  Wood Plank background with SU Smokey Slate ink stamped off once for a lighter look.  I matted this with Marina Mist CS and glued it to the card base.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you are having a great Labor Day weekend.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Friday, August 31, 2018

Happy Birthday for a friend

Hello friends.  Today I am sharing a card I made for a friend who likes purple.  I used PTI Gran's Garden set and SU Perfect Plum ink and pattern paper.
To stamp the flowers I used Perfect Plum for both layers but stamped off once for the lighter base layer and full strength for the top layer.  The dotted centers are SU So Saffron ink and the leaves are SU Wild Wasabi.  I die cut the images with the matching dies and mounted one flower with foam tape over the other one which is glued to the base.  The white panel is die cut with a Sizzix Tim Holtz die. The sentiment is from SU Rose Wonder set.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Seize the Birthday - Rainbow

Hello and happy Thursday.  It's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time we have the "Toppings" option of Rainbow.  Of course it is always "anything goes" as long as it is for a birthday.


For my card I used a piece of watercolor paper and applied several colors in a rainbow fashion.  I then used Poppystamps Happy Birthday die to cut out the sentiment and glued it to a panel embossed with a We R Memory Keepers EF.  I stamped the flowers and leaves from a retired SU set, Secret Garden, in matching ink colors to go with the rainbow theme.  I shaped the flower petals and then added a pearl to the centers.  I really like how it turned out and hope the recipient does also.

Now be sure to check out all the lovely "rainbow" cards over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope you will join us.  Can't wait to see what you create.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Happy Anniversary for JUGS Color Week

Hello friends, I have another card for the JUGS Color Week challenge.  This card is for a couple at church.

ETA:  Yea, my card won Chic of the Week at JUGS.
JUGS Chic of the Week

I used Altenew Layered Plaid Cover Die A (love this die) and placed it over some lt. green parchment card.  The flowers in aqua and yellow are from Altenew Painted Flowers stamps and dies.  The pierced tag die is by Pretty Pink Posh and the sentiment is a Verve stamp set.  The flowers and tag are mounted with foam tape.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Just Us Girls #454 Color Week

Hello friends.  Today I am sharing a card I made for a young girl at church.  I used this week's JUGS Color Week challanged
The image is a cute Penny Black stamp called Birthday Wheels.  I stamped her on X-Press Blend Card and colored her with Copics and Promarkers.  Her hat is paper-pieced with the same background paper which is from MFT Pastel Stripes 6x6 pad.  I die cut her with a Spellbinders Scallop Rectangle die and mounted the panel with foam tape.  I die cut the lt. green stripe paper with a MFT Blueprints 20 die.  The sentiment is also from the same stamp set.  I just put foam tape on the ends of the sentiment strip and place it over the corner of the image panel.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

CAS Mix Up - Monoprint

Good morning friends.  I had to try this monoprint technique for the CAS Mix UP challenge.  They have several links to explain this technique so I watched all of them and then gave it a try.  (I am getting lots of practice with the CAS style) ☺

ETA:  wow, my card was chosen as one of the Outstanding Designs on CAS Mix Up challenge.



I used an adhesive stencil from the Dollar Tree and 4 Distress Oxide Inks - Twisted Citron, Picked Raspberry, Broken China, and Fossilized Amber.  Like the tutorial said I smooshed them all over the stencil, sprayed it liberally with water and then lifted it, turned it over and pressed it against another piece of card.  I like the final result but it was kind of hard with the sticky back stencil,   I like the flower design, but will have to try it with another stencil.  Then I die cut this lovely  Poppy Stamps Floral Stem Collage from a panel the same size as my card base and adhered it over the monoprint piece.  I adhere the whole panel to the front of my card base and added a tiny pink enamel dot to the flower center.  I stamped the sentiment from Penny Black Birthday Wheels underneath the opening.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, August 20, 2018

Lovely Birthday for PTI Make It Monday #333

Happy Monday friends.  I saw the challenge on PTI Make It Monday #333 and the lovely cards made by Dawn McVey using the Laying Patterns Over Images technique so I watched Dawn's video and had to give it a try.  I love the Gran's Garden set she used and just got the new Cover Up Grid stamp so I used those sets on my card.  The sentiment is from PTI Vintage Linens.

I used PTI Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, and Scarlet Jewel inks for the flowers.  I stamped the leaves with SU Pear Pizzazz.   The Cover Up Grid is stamped in white ink.  The sentiment panel is cut with MFT Pierced Fishtail Flags die.  I put the piece back in the die to cut off the other end and adhered it with foam tape.  The green mat is SU Pear Pizzazz.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a lovely week.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Party Like a Pirate

Hello friends and happy Sunday.  This afternoon I made a birthday card for my Great Grandson whose birthday is coming up soon.  It will be going in the mail tomorrow so I wanted to share it.

I used this cute Party Like a Pirate stamps and dies from My Favorite Things.  I stamped the images and colored them with Copics and then die cut them.  For the background I tore a piece of paper and used temporary tape to adhere it to my card and then sponged Antique Linen DI for the sand.  I then adhere the other torn section over the sand and added a straight piece so I could sponge Salty Ocean DOI for the water.  I used my white gel pen to add some waves.  I used MFT Mini Cloud stencil and SU Bashful Blue ink (retired) for the sky.  I then stamped the birds and the sentiment from the same set.  I adhered the images with foam tape in a triangle so I am going to link up with MFT's Summer School  2018 - Visual Triangle.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Seize the Birthday - No "Topping"

Hello Friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time it is "Anything Goes" as long as it is birthday.

For my card I used this pretty Spellbinders Chantilly Paper Lace die (Tallulah Frill Layering Frame Small).  There are 3 pieces to the die set, but I just used the largest die.  It makes such an elegant looking die cut.  The flowers and leaves are from Avery Elle Floral Bouqet stamp set.  I fussy cut the flowers and leaves after coloring them with Copics.  The flowers are mounted with foam tape.  The sentiment is a Verve stamp.  I added 3 small yellow enamel dots under the sentiment.

Don't forget to check out all the fabulous cards by the design team over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope you will join us for this fun challenge.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Flower Challenge #23 "One Layer Card"

Hello friends.  I am sharing a card I made for a friend at church using The Flower Challenge #23 "One Layer Card challenge.

For my card I stamped the flowers from SU Blended Seasons on Bristol Smooth card in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored it with my Copics. I also stamped a mask and fussy cut it so I could ink around the flowers.  My original intention was just to ink around the flowers but then I just inked the whole front of the card with Broken China Distress Oxide Ink, gave it a quick dry with my heat gun, and then sprinkled some water on it.  I like that look.  I then stamped the sentiment from Verve Poppy Birthday in Tuxedo Black ink to finish my card.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Hello for Just Us Girls - Fast Watercolors

Hello friends.  I am sharing a card I made for JUGS #453 - Fast Watercolors.
I watched Jennifer McGuire's YouTube video linked to at JUGS and then tried it for my card.  Mine is not as good as Jennifer's or the JUGS designers, but it is a fun technique to try.  I will have to try it again.
For my card I stamped flowers and leaves from Altenew Perfectly Perfect on watercolor paper and embossed them with clear embossing powder.  I smeared Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide ink on part of the flower and Twisted Citron on the leaves and then sprayed lots of water on them.  I set them aside to dry and assembled my base card with a black mat and orange dotted paper from a Recollections pad, it matched the flower pretty close.  The white circle is die cut with PTI Shape Shifters - Circle 1 die.  I laid it upside down, replaced all the cut out pieces and covered it with foam tape to mount it to my card base.  After the flower was dry, I die cut them with the matching dies and mounted with foam tape.  The leaves are just glued down under the edge of the flower.  I die cut the Tutti Designs Hello die 3 times and layered them together for dimension.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Just Us Girls #452 - Beach

I just finished my beach card in time for the Just Us Girls Word Week challenge - Beach

I used this cute MFT Penguins in Paradise stamp set.  I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with Promarkers, then fussy cut them, even though I have the matching dies.  I didn't want the white edges to show.  They are mounted with foam tape.  The sentiment is from the same set.  I sponged the clouds using MFT Mini Cloud Edges Stencil and then sponged the water with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink.  I added the waves with my white gel pen.  The beach is a piece of SU Sahara Sand.  I inked the edges and also added ink around the palm tree and penguin for shadows.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Friday, August 3, 2018

Another Anniversary Card

Hello Friends.  I am sharing another anniversary card for a couple at church.  I have one more to make and I will have all August anniversaries done. 
I used my new Altenew Creative Edges: Lace Die for the borders on the pink card and the flower is Clearly Besotted Perfect Peonies Stamp and die set.  I colored it with Copics and then die cut it.  It is mounted with foam tape.  The sentiment is a Stampabilities stamp from Hobby Lobby.  This was a fairly quick card and I think it turned out so pretty with that lace border die.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn


Thursday, August 2, 2018

Seize the Birthday - Water

Hello friends and welcome to another Seize the Birthday challenge.  This time our "Toppings" option is to use a water theme.  Remember it is an option and the only requirement is that it has to be a birthday project.
For my card I used MFT Splendid Swans stamps and dies.  I colored them with copics and then die cut them.  I added them with foam tape to a panel sponged with Distress Inks for the water.  I mounted this to an MFT Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle die cut and mounted that with foam tape.  The sentiment is from MFT Pretty Poppies (discontinued).

You should pop over to Seize the Birthday and check out all the great cards by my teammates.  I hope you will join us in this fun challenge.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Happy Anniversary

Hello Friends.  I am sharing another anniversary card I made for a couple at church.  I used two challenges to make my card.  Just Us Girls - Photo Week
I used Concord & 9th Plaid Background Stamp in SU Peekaboo Peach ink for the background and mounted it on a black MFT Blueprint 20 scallop die cut.  The heart and the flower image are from Impression Obsession Floral Heart Set.  I colored them with Promarkers and fussy cut them.  They are both mounted with foam tape.  The sentiment is from a Verve set.  I added Studio G Self-Adhesive Gems in black to the flower center and also tiny ones around the sentiment.

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

Happy Stamping
JoAnn

Friday, July 27, 2018

Happy Anniversary

I am sharing an anniversary card for a special couple at church.  I have several anniversary and birthday cards to make for August.
The flowers are from Gina K Designs Stippled Flowers.  I stamped them on X-pres It Blending Card and colored them with Promarkers.  I die cut them with the matching dies and mounted them with foam tape on an MFT Stitched Oval panel.  The sentiment is from Just Rite Large Fancy Sentiments.  The blue dotted paper is from an older Papertrey Ink Bitty Dots pad.  The red and the red/white stripe papers are scraps from my stash and are cut with MFT Stitched Fishtail Flags dies.  I mounted the white oval panel with foam tape and added 3 small red enamel dots.

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

Happy Stamping
JoAnn

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Wishing You a Lovely Birthday

This card will be going to a special friend.

I created my card using the splashing technique for the background panel using Victorian Velvet DI and then I colored the Pretty Pink Posh Cherry Blossoms that I stamped and die cut.  I hope this qualifies for the CAS Mix Up Challenge (color your die cuts) and also the CAS Watercolor Challenge - Using Splash Watercoloring.
I used a die that I recently got from AE and the sentiment is from PTI Vintage Linens.  I really love the Cherry Blossom stamp and die set and I colored them with Copics and mounted them with foam tape.  The white panel is mounted with foam tape also.  The card base is SU Blushing Bride which matched the distress ink.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn