Tuesday, December 10, 2019

a little Birthday Wish for a Great Friend

I made this card for a special friend's birthday.  I am sharing over at Just Us Girls - Anything Goes.
The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings.  The embossed frame is made with SU Heirloom Frames Dies & Embossing Folders.  The pattern paper is from SU Woven Heirlooms DSP.  The flowers are from SU Floral Essence stamped in Rococo Rose.  I stamped 1 large flower and 3 small ones, then fussy cut them out.  I layered a small flower over the large flower with foam tape.  The leaves are die cut with a retired die.  The mat is Rococo Rose card.  I love the way it turned out and hope my friend will also.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Season's Greetings

I am still making Christmas cards and have a cute snowman card to share today.  I used Snowy stamp by Penny Black.  I think he is so cute.
I stamped the trees (borrowed from a friend) and inked around them for the lt. blue sky.  I added 3 die cut snowflakes and then added glitter to the panel.  The greeting is from SU Itty Bitty Christmas.  I colored Snowy's hat and scarf and then added dots with my white gel pen.  His hat brim and puff have a mixture of Flower Soft and Fun Flock for a little dimension and then he was added with foam tape.  The card base is SU Soft Sky.

I am linking my card to the following challenges:




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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Shadow Box Frame

I am making gifts for a few friends for Christmas and saw this beautiful shadow box frame on Pinterest  and had to make one for my friend.  I changed a few things but the basic theme is there.
This is Debbie's frame, not sure what size hers is but mine is 9x9" and I had to alter some of the elements.
and this is mine.
I didn't realize the frame had the linen like fabric mounted inside but it was perfect as the base for the elements I used, which are Whisper White & Blackberry Bliss cardstock and ink.  I used MFT alphabet dies for Friend, and the friend sentiment from MFT Words of Inspiration (love this sentiment), also MFT Stitched Ric Rac die for the zig zag.  The leaf die cut border and the flower/leaves in the top right corner are from  SU Wonderful Romance (retired).   The tea cup and small sentiment are from SU Tea Together.  I shaded the teacup with a light gray for more dimension and stamped the rosebuds, colored with ink and an aqua brush.  I mounted the teacup with foam tape on the cardstock.  Butterflies are from SU Butterfly Gala stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink.  The bottom center flowers are from SU Wishing You Well (retired)  I altered a punched element to make the vase. 

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Sunday, November 24, 2019

CAS Stencil - Monoprint

Hello friends.  I was finally able to get a card done for CAS Stencil - Monoprint.


ETA: Yea, my card was one of the Outstanding Design picks at CAS Stencil.
I used Tim Holtz Floral Layering Stencil and mixed media paper under the stencil.  I added some DOI in Picked Raspberry and Peeled Paint, spritzed it with water and then pressed it on another piece of  mixed media paper. Both pieces are pretty and I will have to use the other piece to make a card also.  I die cut a circle in a white panel and added the monoprint panel under it.  I stamped the sentiment in Picked Raspberry DOI and then added it to the card base with foam tape.  The die cut white flower is from Memory Box Glorious Floral die.  I curved it a little when placing it on the card.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Seize the Birthday - Touch of Red

Hello friends.  Glenda would like us to use a touch of red on our cards this time for our "toppings" option on the Seize the Birthday challenge.  Remember the only requirement is that it has to be for a birthday.


For my card I used SU Flower Shop (retired) to stamp the flowers in Smokey Slate ink and added small punched red flowers with a tiny pearl for the centers.  The leaves are punched from Smokey Slate card with SU Leaves punch.  The white panel is embossed with SU Tufted EF (love this EF).  The sentiment is from SU Beautiful Bouquet stamped in Basic Gray ink on a SU Stitched Nested Labels die and mounted with foam tape.  I also added a thin red mat for another touch of red.

Now check out the Seize the Birthday blog for more inspiration from the DT and our party guest Annie.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Thank You So Very Much

Hello friends.  I needed a couple of thank you cards so I am sharing one I made.
I used this pretty SU Country Floral EF for the main panel, and sponged some Lost Lagoon ink over the raised flower areas.  The pretty border is cut from Lost Lagoon card with a Delicate Lace Edgelits die.  The lovely butterfly is from Butterfly gala stamped in Lost Lagoon ink  The sentiment is from Flourishing Phrases, also in Lost Lagoon.  I die cut it with the an oval die and mounted it on a Stitched Oval die, and mounted with foam tape.  I added 3 small pearls for a finishing touch and the card was done.  I really like how it turned out.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

God's Peace

Are you working on getting your Christmas cards done?  Christmas is 6 weeks from tomorrow. 😉

I have 2 Christmas cards to share with you today.  I used 2 different pattern papers and angled the sentiment on one of the cards.  I like them both so thought I would share both of them.
I used the beautiful image and sentiment from SU God's Peace.  I fussy cut the image and colored with SU Cherry Cobler, Mossy Meadow and Daffodil Delight Blends.  I added Wink of Stella to the candle images after coloring them (they are so pretty and sparkly in person). The pattern paper and mats are cut with a die from Magnolia Memories die (I love this border die). I colored some of the Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots with the dark Cherry Cobbler Blend and added 3 to each of the sentiment panels.  The image and sentiment panels are mounted with foam tape.

I am linking my cards at Time Out Challenges.  Their inspiration photo is all about Christmas which is the most wonderful time of the year for the true meaning of Christmas.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Seize the Birthday - Off the Edge

Hello friends.  It is Thursday and you know what that means - time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday.  This time I chose the "toppings" option of "off the edge"  You can take your image off the edge of the card, off the edge of a mat or whatever suits your fancy as long as it is for a birthday
I stamped this big flower image from Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers in SU Blueberry Bushel ink.  Is bigger than the front of the card so part of the image is off the card, and then I fussy cut around one side of the image.  I mounted that panel with foam tape to give it some dimension and added a piece of Blueberry Bushel pattern paper under the image.  The sentiment is from Just Rite Large Fancy Sentiments, also stamped in Blueberry Bushel ink. An easy card to make and it turned out so pretty.

You should check out all the fabulous cards by the designers and our Surprise Party Guest  Annie over at Seize the Birthday.  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

Thursday, October 24, 2019

CAS Watercolour - Maple Leaf

Hello friends. This is my second post today, scroll down for my Seize the Birthday card.

 I am sharing a card I made for CAS Watercolour card challenge - Maple Leaf.
Happy 3rd birthday to CAS Watercolour.
I used watercolouring, stamping, die-cutting, and dry embossing on  my card.  I added ink from several DOI on a stamping block and used my aqua painter brush to color a section of Bristol Smooth card.  I then stamped the maple leaves and die cut them with Reverse Confetti Fall Foilage stamps and matching dies.   The card base and panel are SU Very Vanilla Heavy CS.  I die cut MFT Rectangle Peek-A-Boo Window from the top panel and then embossed it with SU Subtle EF.  I stamped the sentiment from PTI Autumn Hills in Vintage Photo DI on the card base and mounted the die cut panel over it with foam tape.  I shaped the leaves a little with my fingers and then just glued them down in the middle.

I am also linking up to AAA Birthday Challenge - Colour Palette, since my card matches their autumn color palette.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Seize the Birthday - Candles

Hello friends.  It is time for our Seize the Birthday challenge and Shirley would like us to add candles to our cards for the "toppings" option this time.  Remember it is an option and the only requirement is that it has to be for a birthday.
For my card I used the candles  and sentiment from MFT Make a Wish set.  I stamped the candles in different colors and then stamped the flames in yellow.  I fussy cut them, glued the flames on the candle wicks and then mounted them with foam tape to the background panel.  I stamped the starburst image from PTI Shine stamp set before adding the candles.  I also sponged some ink over the stamping to give the candles a glow.  The scallop white panel is cut with an MFT Blueprints 27 die and the cut out is made with a die from MFT Blueprints 3 (discontinued).  I mounted this panel with foam tape also.

Now you should check out the fun challenge over at Seize the Birthday and see what our Surprise Party Guest Annie and the design team have created for you.  I hope you will join us.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

CAS Christmas - Winter Scene

Hello friends.  I made a card for the CAS Christmas Card Challenge - Winter Scene

I created my winter scene with these cute penguins from Lawn Fawn's Here We Go A-Waddling set and matching dies.  I stamped the penguins and lamp post with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them with Copics.  I trimmed a little closer around the penguins after die-cutting them and added foam tape to them and the lamp post.  For the main panel I sponged Salty Ocean DOI for the sky and made a sidewalk by drawing a thin line and sponging SU Smokey Slate ink.  I added a little darker  shadow under the penguins.  The sentiment is from the same set.  I also used Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil and light molding paste to make some snow.  After my card was done, I lightly misted a mixture of 70% alcohol and SU Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint for a little sparkle.  It shows up in the photo below.


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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Another Birthday Card

Hello friends.  I have another birthday card to share using paper from the old DCWV Dots, Stripes, & Plaids mat stack that I used on my card yesterday.  I loved this blue plaid paper in the pad and wanted to use it.
I  die cut the Fresh Peonies image by Technique Tuesday after I colored it with Copics.   The sentiment from SU Happy Birthday Gorgeous (retired) is stamped in SU Pacific Point on a Stitched Rectangle die cut and mounted with foam tape.  The blue plaid paper has a light glittery stripe in the design so I added Wink of Stella to my flowers to give them some sparkle.  The sparkle doesn't show up much on the flowers. It is so pretty in person.  I also added 3 small rhinestones for a little more bling. 

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Happy Birthday

Hello friends. I am sharing a birthday card I made for a friend.  I found this pretty paper in an old DCWV Dots, Stripes & Plaids mat stack and wanted to do a card with it.  
The gray plaid has glitter stripes in the design and is very pretty.  I used Simon Says Stamp Dot Scallop Border die on the darker gray paper.  I stamped the medium daisy from SU Daisy Lane in Smokey Slate ink and punched them with the matching punch.  I layered 2 flowers together and added a clear faceted gem to the center of each.  The leafs and sprigs are cut with dies from the Wonderful Romance set (retired).  I thought the white sprigs added a little extra to the design.  The sentiment is from SU Beautiful Bouquet, stamped in Basic Gray ink and die cut with the smallest Layering Oval die.  The scallop gray mat is also a die from the Layering Ovals and mounted with foam tape.  The card base is SU Smokey Slate (a perfect match for the plaid paper).

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Tis the Season

Hi friends.  I am sharing a Christmas card I made with my new SU Tidings All Around set. I saw a similar card using this set but don't remember where I saw it or whose it is. 
 I stamped the wreath twice, once in Old Olive and once in Pear Pizzazz inks, off setting it a tiny bit. I stamped the berries in Real Red.  The wreath cut out fine even though it was a little off from the die.
I added the tiny red flowers using a die from the Detailed Deer die set.  I layered 2 flowers together and added a tiny yellow pearl to the centers.  The wreath was mounted with foam tape on a panel embossed with the Pinewood Planks EF.  The sentiment is from the wreath set and is stamped in Real Red, die cut with a stitched oval die and matted with a scallop oval from Real Red.  The red bow is a die from Pretty Pines (retired).  I added a thin red mat and them mounted it to my card base.  

This was an easy card to make and turned out so pretty.  I might have to make a few more of them.
I will link this up over at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Happy Anniversary for The Flower Challenge

Here is another anniversary card for a couple at church.  I am linking it to The Flower Challenge -CAS. 
I use my new Spellbinders Floral Oval die set.  I first die cut the center oval from the white panel and then embossed it with SU Subtle EF.  I layered this over a mat of SU Pear Pizzazz and then added the die cut oval back in the white panel.  I die cut the flower swag from white card and colored it with Copics (the lady's favorite color is yellow).  I die cut 2 sets of the extra flower dies and layered them on the flower swag and then added tiny pearls to the centers.  The sentiment from SU Beautiful Bouquet is stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink.  I flagged the end and added it under the edge of the largest flower.  I love the way this card turned out and will definitely be using this set again.  It is very easy to use and makes a lovely card.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Friday, October 11, 2019

Another Anniversary Card

Hello friends.  I am sharing another anniversary card I made for a couple at church (there are 4 this month).  I was inspired by this card on Pinterest made by Mariza.  
I love the card and I love the Verve set so I had to CASE it with a few minor changes.
I used Blueberry Bushel DSP from last year's SU 2018-2020 In-Color pack.  The heart image was stamped with Blueberry Bushel ink and die-cut with the matching die.  I mounted it with foam tape.  The sentiment is from the same Verve set, Love Everlasting.  The Verve heart border is cut from Brushed Silver CS.  I added a row of rhinestones to the bottom border and tied silver cording around the top border, which is only partially cut with the impression of the hearts.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Happy Anniversary for JUGS

Hi Friends.  I am sharing a card I made for a couple at church.  I had to play in Nancy's challenge to use designer paper so I am linking to Just Us Girls Challenge - Designer Paper.

I have so much paper that I say I could open my own store. :) 
I chose to use SU Subtles papaer in Pool Party and am using an older MTWWSC57 layout I saw on Pinterest.  I die cut the angled panels with SU Stitched Rectangles and the sentiment panel with one of the rectangle dies also. The sentiment is from Verve Love Everlasting.  The flower is made with SU Medium Daisy Punch and the punched leaves from Pear Pizzazz with SU Leaf Punch.  I added some rhinestones on the sentiment panel and a faceted gem to the center of the flower.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I really appreciate your comments.
Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Seize the Birthday - For Kids

Hello friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time Lindsey would like us to make a card for kids.
I made these two cards for two young boys at church.  They were born on the same day just a couple hours apart.  They are best friends as are their families.  As you can see one is blonde and one is brunette.  (By the way, they loved the cards.)

I sponged dark blue ink around the edges of the pattern paper which has white dots on it.  I though it was great for a galaxy look.  I used MFT Space Explorer for all the stamped images and the matching dies to cut them out.  I colored them with Copics and added the number 8 sticker to a balloon on each one.  I flagged the end of the sentiment and shaped it with my bone folder.  I added foam tape to the middle and glued each end down. The rocket and astronaut are both mounted with foam tape.

Be sure to hop over to the Seize the Birthday blog and check out all the fabulous kids cards by the designers.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Seize the Birthday - add Geometric Shapes

Hello friends and happy Thursday.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time TaeEun would like us to use Geometric Shapes on our cards.  Remember it is always "anything goes" if you are not into the toppings option of geometrics.
For my card I used the SU Hexagon EF for the Soft Sea Foam panel and used the de-bossed side.  I also swiped my white ink pad across the raised design to make it stand out a little more.
The greeting is from SU Butterfly Wishes and is die cut with the Stitched Labels die.  I stamped the large flower from Daisy Lane twice in Flirty Flamingo ink and then sponged it lightly with the same ink.  I punched it with the matching punch, layered it, and added a Floral Essence Flower Center.  The leaves are die cut with a retired die.  The flower and sentiment panel are mounted with foam tape.

Be sure to check out all the fabulous cards by the designers at Seize the Birthday.  I hope you will join us for this fun challenge.  We can always use birthday cards.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Wedding Album

Hello friends.  I am sharing a wedding album I made for a couple at church. I hope you don't mind scrolling through the photos as there are quite a few,  The album is 8 1/2 by 6 1/2 and I used papers from several different paper pads. The flowers and leaves are made with Heartfelt Creations Ariana Blooms stamps and dies.  I used SU Merry Merlot ink as burgundy is one of her wedding colors. I am entering this at The Flower Challenge - Anything Goes.  I read the rules and didn't read anything that says it specifically has to be a card.
On the cover I also used a Spellbinders die and SU Heirloom Frames Dies & Embossing Folder and mounted the frame with foam tape.
 Pages 1 & 2
 Page 2 flap opened
 Pages 3 & 4
 Pages 5 & 6
 Pages 7 & 8
Pages 9 & 10 
 Pages 11 & 12
 Flap on page 11 opened
 Page 12 with flap opened
 Page 12
Back Cover

Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look.  I greatly appreciate your comments.
I hope you have a wonderful week.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn