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.

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

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