Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Joy to the World

Hello friends.  I am almost finished with my Christmas cards and this is one I loved making.  It shows the true meaning of Christmas.
The Joy die is from Cottage Cutz and I have used it on several cards.  For this one I cut it from textured gold paper and mounted it with foam tape to a circle die cut.   The sentiment is from Concord & 9th Joy Stamp set.  I cut it with a fishtail die and mounted it with foam tape also.  The gold foil stripe paper is from Craft Smith Love Story 12x12 pad.

I am linking my card up to three challenges:





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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Happy Anniversary

Hello friends.  I am sharing a couple of anniversary cards I made for couples at church.  I have 7 anniversary cards and quite a few birthday cards to make for my church family in December, plus my Christmas cards so I am a busy lady. :)  I love making them though.

For this card I used paper from an older DCWV Lemon Flower Matstack.  It has glittery papers in it.  The gray parts of the flower paper is actually silver glitter which doesn't show up in the photo.  The green is cut with MFT Fishtail Flags Stax 1 & 2 (discontinued).  The flower is MFT Upsy Daisy (discontinued) cut from SU So Saffron and the leaves are cut from SU Pear Pizzazz with MFT Stitched Blooms. The sentiment is from Just Rite Large Fancy Sentiments.  I matted them all with black cardstock and mounted the daisy and the right side of the sentiment with foam tape.  The final touch was a few rhinestones for bling.

For this one I used Talyored Expressions Weathered EF for the white panel, matted with Balmy Blue catdstock. and Altenew Painted Flowers stamped with SU Balmy Blue ink.  I stamped off once for the light layer and then full strength for the darker layer.  The leaves are stamped with SU Wild Wasabi ink.  The sentiment is a stamp from Hobby Lobby stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink and matted with Balmy Blue cardstock.  I mounted this panel with foam tape and added clear rhinestones.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look.  I appreciate it so much which you take time to leave me a comment.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Happy Holidays for JUGS Photo Week

I was inspired by the cute buggy of presents and bows over at Just Us Girls this week and made this card for their challenge.
I love this cute set by Lawn Fawn Toboggan Together and used the penguin with his sled full of presents.  I stamped the presents twice and layered them.  The images are colored with Promarkers and die cut with the matching dies.  I embossed the white panel with SU Softly Falling EF and added a little torn strip for snow at the bottom. The images are mounted with foam tape.  The sentiment is from the same set and is stamped in MFT Electric Red, cut with an MFT die and mounted with foam tape.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn


Thursday, November 22, 2018

Seize the Birthday - Tags

Hello friends. It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this will be our last challenge until January 2019.  We are taking December off for the holidays and our families.
Our "Toppings" option this time is to use tag(s) on your card.
I sponged 3 shades of Distress Oxide Inks on my paper and die cut the MFT Stitched Traditional Tags die, and then added a thin black mat.  I also used an inked piece to stamp and die cut the flowers from MFT Wildflowers stamps and dies.  I used a darker yellow marker to give the flowers dimension and then colored the centers with a brown marker.  The leaves are colored with Copics.  The sentment is from SU Elemntary Elegance (retired).  I added a Baker's Twine bow to the top and mounted the tag and flowers with foam tape.  The white panel was stenciled with lt. green ink and MFT Small Brick Wall Stencil for a subtle background which also has a think black mat.

Be sure to check out all the fabulous cards by my teammates over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope you will be inspired to play along.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

 Happy Thanksgiving to all.  I pray you have a blessed day.

              

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Happy Anniversary

Good Morning friends.  I am sharing an anniversary card I made for a couple at church.  I am linking it to The Flower Challenge - A Special Occasion.

I used the flowers from Gina K. Designs Stippled Flowers Bundle and colored them with Promarkers.  I then die cut them with the matching dies.  The sentiment is a Stampabilities stamp from Hobby Lobby.  The white panel is cut with MFT Diagonal Sentiment Strip Cover Up die.  These are mounted to a thick black card base.  The flowers are mounted with foam tape.  I added Wink of Stella clear glitter to the flowers - it shows up in the photo below.


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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Warm Holiday Wishes

Hello friends.  I am sharing a Christmas card I made using Julee's Mojo Monday Sketch 502. I was so glad to see that Julee started Mojo Monday sketches again.  I always enjoyed playing with her fun sketches.

I used these cute MFT Sweet Holiday Penguins stamps and dies and colored them with Promarkers.  I die cut them and mounted them with foam tape.  The sentiment is from an older Inkadinkadoo stamp set (Warm Holiday Wishes), stamped on an MFT Stitched Circle die cut.  I colored in the stars with a yellow marker.  The green script paper and red/white dotted paper is from MFT Candy Land 6x6 pad and the red and green stripe paper is from an older DCWV Christmas Matstack.  All the papers are matted with black and I used an older SU punch for the scallop border.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Friday, November 9, 2018

Happy Birthday to You for the Flower Challenge

Hello friends.  I am sharing a card I made for a friend at church.  Her favorite color is purple.  I am linking it up to The Flower Challenge - Special Occasion.  This happens to be her 50th birthday and that is a special occasion. :)
I used the Floral Frame by Neat and Tangled along with the matching die.  I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with Promarkers.  I die cut the floral frame and the inner panel and a few extra flowers.  The sentiment is stamped with SU Elegant Eggplant ink and glued to the pattern paper, from my stash.  I mounted the frame with foam tape and added the extra flowers.  I think she will like this card.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, November 8, 2018

CAS for Seize the Birthday

Hello friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time our "Toppings Option" is to make it CAS (clean and simple).  Of course the only requirement is that it be for a birthday.  Hope to see you in our gallery.


For my card I stamped one of the flowers from Honey Bee Cosmos set  on a panel that I scored a half inch from each side.  I then colored it with Promarkers.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp It's Your Birthday.   I made a mask for the flower and splatter some yellow and tan DI (to match the flower) over the panel and then mounted it on a thick white card base and my card was done.  It is really clean and simple, and quick too.

Be sure to check out what the Design Team at Seize the Birthday created for your inspiration and I hope you will play along with us.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Christmas card for The Paper Players #416

Hello friends.  I made another Christmas card using the Paper Players Sketch Challenge PP416.
I love this cute Penny Black Snowy stamp and it has been around for a while but I just recently got it.  I stamped him, colored with Copics, and fussy cut him out.  I added a mixture of Flower Soft & Fun Flock to his hat brim and pom pom and then mounted him with foam tape.  The blue snowflake paper is from MFT Candyland 6x6 pad and the red and script paper is from MME Merry Little Christmas 6x6 pad.  I added thin black mats to the papers and didn't need a sentiment as I strategically placed the paper with Merry Christmas by Snowy's head.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Seize the Birthday - Foliage

Hello friends and happy Thursday.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time we have the "Toppings" option of foliage.  Remember it is an option and the only requirement is that it be for a birthday.
I used the leaves from Reverse Confetti Fall Foliage set.  After applying different Distress Inks to my paper I stamped them and then die cut them with the matching dies.  I also die cut birthday from the inked piece with Simon Says Stamp Happy Birthday.  I stamped Happy using a Neat & Tangled stamp from Floral Frame.  I masked the stamp for just the Happy.  I free handed the word Fall, as the card is perfect for a fall birthday.  I adhered the leaves to the sentiment panel and mounted the panel and leaves with foam tape.  The kraft panel is embossed with a Tim Holtz Wood Grain EF.

Now check out all the cards by my teammates over at Seize the Birthday.  Lots of inspiration for you to get your cards done.  I hope to see you in our gallery.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

CAS Christmas - Birds

Hello friends.  I am sharing a card I made for the CAS Christmas Challenge - Birds.
I used the bird image from a retired SU set Beautiful Season, colored with Promarkers and cut with  MFT Inside and Out Stitched Oval die.  I sponged lt. blue ink around the image before removing the die.  This is mounted with foam tape to the card base.  The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions Rejoice.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Charistmas Gift boxes

Hi friends.  I am sharing some Christmas Gift Boxes I made as gifts for our craft group at church.  There is a stamp in each box and they are decorated for Christmas.  I made half in green and half in red.

There are 11 total. I used a cut file from Silhouette to cut them out.  After assembling them, I added a strip of Recollections pattern paper, a scallop circle punch, and an SU scallop oval punch.  The sentiment is from Sweet 'n Sassy Poinsettias & Candles set.  The bows are made with an MFT die.  I tied them together with some older Christmas ribbon from Michael's.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Saturday, October 20, 2018

CAS Watercolour - Green, Orange and Brown

CAS Watercolur is celebrating their 2nd birthday and this month's challenge is to use orange, green, and brown.


I made this card for the CAS Watercolour challenge.  I stamped the image from Simon Says Stamp Mandy's Flowers on watercolor paper and colored it with my waterbrush and Distress Oxide Inks- Gathered Twigs, Frayed Burlap, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn and Spiced Marmalade.  I cut it with the matching die and mounted it with foam tape on a panel that is embossed with SU Subtle EF.  I then mounted that panel with foam tape to the card base.  I added a lt green enamel dot to the center of the flower.  The sentiment is from a TPC Birthday set stamped in Gathered Twigs DOI.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, October 15, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Good Morning friends.  I am sharing a tag I made for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything But a Card.

All supplies are from My Favorite Things except the ribbon and jute twine.  I love their new Filled With Joy stamps and matching dies, which is what I used for the letters and snowman.  I masked the sentiment and only stamped part of it on a banner die cut form Blueprints 16.  I mounted the sentiment and letters with foam tape.  The pattern paper is from MFT Hearts & Stripes 6x6 pad.  The tag is cut from MFT Biscotti CS with MFT Stitched Tag die.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes

Hello Friends.  It is Thursday and time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday.  This time it is anything goes for a birthday - no toppings.
For the white panel I used QuicKutz Polka Dots EF.  I added a Spellbinders scalloped circle in SU Marina Mist and a white dotted lt. blue circle from paper in my stash.  I mounted the circle panel with foam tape. The sentiment is a Verve stamp and the flowers are MFT Upsy Daisy dies cut from SU So Saffron CS.  The leaves are made from SU Pear Pizzazz CS with a Stampin' Up punch and MFT Leafy Flourish die, which I cut apart and used parts of it.  I added white enamel dots to the flower centers.

Be sure to check out what our party guest, Marianne, and the designers have created for you over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope to see you in our gallery.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Happy Birthday for PTI Make It Monday

I made his card for a friend at church using the challenge at PTI Make It Monday #339 - Patterned Frames.
I made my patterned framed by diecutting Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Rounded Rectangle, sponged Tattered Rose Distress Oxide ink on it and then stamped it with PTI Grid Cover Up.  I then die cut a smaller rectangle from the center to make the frame.  I mounted the frame with foam tape onto the Medium Scallop Stacker die cut which is stamped with a sentiment from PTI Sentiment Staples: Birthday Mini Stamp set.  I stamped the images from PTI February Corner Adorner set in SU Flirty Flamingo and Wild Wasabi inks.  I fussy cut them and mounted them to the opposite corners of the frame.  All this is mounted on an MFT Summer Splash card base.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Friday, October 5, 2018

Happy Anniversary for The Flower Challenge

Hello friends.  I am sharing an anniversary card I made for a couple at church and am linking it up at The Flower Challenge - Add Sparkle.

The flowers are from Gina K. Designs Whimsical Wildflowers bundle.  I stamped them in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored with Copics and die cut them with the matching die.  I added colored rhinestones to the flower centers and Wink of Stella for sparkle, then mounted them with foam tape.  The sparkle shows up in the photo below.

 The white panel is cut with Poppystamps Tulisa Collage die and is mounted to a SU Smokey Slate card base.  The sentiment is a stamp from Hobby Lobby and is mounted with foam tape also.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

CAS Mix Up - Metal

Good morning friends.  I made a card for the CAS Mix Up October challenge - Metal.  I had to give this faux metal technique a try.

Yay, my card was one of the Top Picks at CAS Mix Up.



I am getting better at CAS cards. :)  and enjoy playing in the CAS challenges.  I am using metal, stamping and die cuts.  I die cut the Simon Says Stamp Circle Leaves 3 times, layered it and embossed it 5 times in gold embossing powder to give it a metal look - I hope it does.  I had embossed the circle around the leaves, but didn't like it so I clipped the cleaves out of the circle and them made a frame with two circle dies and placed the leaves in it.  I mounted the frame with foam tape to match the dimension of the leaves. I added the watercolor background to make them shine and also added some gold spots to it.  The scallop panel is die cut with MFT Blueprints 27 die.  The sentiment is from Neat & Tangled Floral Frame set.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Just Us Girls - Stripes

I made two cards and am sharing the one with stripes over at the Just Us Girls Challenge - Stripes.


I made these cards for two sweet boys at church.  They are best friends and their birthdays are on the same day. They love going fishing with their dads.  I colored the hair blonde on one and dark on one so it would favor the boys.  They loved the cards, and so did their moms. :)
The image is Fishing Friends Kiddo by Stampendous (it is an older stamp from 2013).  I stamped him with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics.  I also added clouds in the background with Bashful Blue ink and MFT Mini Cloud Border Stencil.  I then die cut with MFT Stitched Rectangle die, added a black mat and mounted it with foam tape.  The blue stripe paper is from my stash and the blue plaid paper is from Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Chill 6x6 pad. They were perfect for the colors I used in the images.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Seize the Birthday - Travel

Hello friends and happy Thursday.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time we have the "Toppings" option of Travel.  Remember it is an option and our challenge is always "anything goes" as long as it is for a birthday.


I die cut a panel with MFT Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle die and then sponged blue ink for the sky and green ink for the grass.  All the images and sentiment are from MFT Up In The Air.  This is such a cute set and this is my first time using it.  I stamped them with Memento Black Tuxedo Ink and colored them with Promarkers.  I fussy cut them and added them to the panel with foam tape.  I made a little path to the house with darker green ink.  I glued this panel to my card base and it was done.

Be sure to check out all the designer's cards at Seize the Birthday.  I hope you will join us for this fun challenge.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

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