Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Card in a Box

Hello friends.  Today I am sharing a baby card in a box for a sweet couple at church.  The baby shower is this weekend and I am also making a mini baby album, will post that later.
I used SU Balmy Blue CS and pattern paper with Whisper White mats.  Welcome Little One is a Simon Says Stamp die set; it's a boy! and the baby clothes line are from Inkadinkado.  The sweet baby image is a downloaded image.  The duck on the side panel is from a retired SU set, colored with Daffodil Delight Blends.  The baby bottle is a digi download.  I adhered the images to the middle panels without using clear plastic strips to elevate them.  I think it turned out adorable and I am sure she will love it.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, July 22, 2019

Panda Birthday Card

Today I am sharing a card I made for a young 5 year old girl at church.
All the items used are retired Stampin Up except for the Basket Weave EF which is on Certainly Celery CS, and the White Bakers twine balloon strings.  The sentiment and die cut are from Rose Wonder; the balloons are made with a punch and the cute panda is from Party Pandas.  I mounted them all with foam tape.  A quick card but perfect for a little one.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Seize the Birthday - Rainbow

Hello friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time Cathy has chosen the "Topping" option of Rainbow.
I made a rainbow background by embossing MFT All Lined Up in white on Mixed Media paper.  I then sponged different ink colors over the embossed image for my rainbow effect.  I added a thin black mat to make it pop on the white card base.  The flowers are made with the new SU Medium Daisy Punch and the leaves with SU Leaf Punch. I colored some clear faceted gems with a yellow marker and added them to the flower centers.  The sentiment is from SU Beautiful Bouquet, cut and matted with SU Layered Ovals dies.  The sentiment and the flowers are mounted with foam tape.

I am linking my card over at The Flower Challenge - Pretty Pastels.  I think the rainbow will pass for pastel as it is over the white embossed image and looks pretty and pastel to me. :)

I hope you will check out all the lovely cards by my teammates over at Seize the Birthday and join in our fun challenge.  Hope to see you in our gallery.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Happy Birthday for The Flower Challenge & FMS

Hello friends.  I am sharing a birthday card I made for a friend using The Flower Challenge - Pretty Pastels challenge and Freshly Made Sketches #397.

I used the new SU Seaside Spray cardstock, pattern paper and ink.  The white panel is embossed with the Tufted EF.  I stamped 2 of the flowers from Floral Essence in Seaside Spray 3 times each, and then layered them with foam tape between the layers.  The centers are Daffodil Delight and I added clear Wink of Stella to them.  I mounted the flowers with foam tape and added punched leaves.  The sentiment is from Picture Perfect Birthday (retired) and mounted with foam tape.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Happy Birthday

Hello friends.  I am sharing a card requested by a friend for her brother who loves to fish.  She loved it and said it was perfect for her brother.
I used a digital image I had on my computer but can't remember where I got it. I colored the image with Copics and sponged on the sand, water and clouds.  I added some waves with my white gel pen.  The Mossy Meadow panel is embossed with the Wood Plank EF with a die cut opening for the image.  It is matted with Early Espresso and mounted on a card base of Crumb Cake.  The sentiment is from a retired set and mounted with foam tape.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Happy Anniversary

Hello friends.  I haven't posted in several days as I have been quite busy getting ready for Vacation Bible School this coming week at our church.  I do the crafts for the kiddos each night.  I CASEd my previous card here to make an anniversary card for my daughter and son-in-law.  Their anniversary was yesterday. 
The color in their wedding was teal so I used the new SU Pretty Peacock ink and cardstock.  I embossed the Pretty Peacock layer with the Tufted EF and then spritzed it with a mixture of alcohol and Frost Shimmer Paint.  It really gives it a sparkle and is so pretty in person.  I used the Delicate Lace Border dies for the white panel and added Perennial Essence DSP.  The flowers from Floral Essence (love this set) are stamped in Pretty Peacock and punched with the matching punch.  I lightly sponged ink over the flowers, layered them, and added a Clear Faceted Gem.  The leaves are punched from Old Olive CS.  The sentiment is from Beautiful Bouquet.  I added some sequins for a final touch of bling.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Seize the Birthday - Sunshine

Hello there friends.  I have a new card to share for Seize the Birthday - Sunshine.   The "Topping" option is to add sunshine but remember the only requirement is that it be for a birthday.
I used MFT Penguins in Paradise for the cute scene I created.  He is getting plenty of sunshine and had to cool off under the shade of the palm.  I mounted the penguin and the beach ball with foam tape.  I curved the palm tree when I stamped it and colored with Copics. I masked the palm tree and then sponged on the sand, water and the sky.  I masked a circle in the corner for the sun and then sponged yellow on it.  I used a stencil to make the sun rays.

Be sure to check out all the great cards by the Design Team over at Seize the Birthday, and our new Party Guest, Su Mohr.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Arrow Fold card for JUGS

I have seen several of the arrow fold cards lately and wanted to try it so I made one for Just Us Girls Fancy Folds challenge.
I had this paper and stamp set out from my previous card so I used SU Floral Essence stamp set for the flower and Perennial Essence DSP.  The card base is Petal Pink. I matted the paper with Whisper White.  I stamped the flower with Petal Pink ink and punched it with the matching punch.  I added a Perennial Essence Floral Center to the flower.  The leaves are punched from Old Olive CS.  The sentiment is from a retired set and I flagged the ends and mounted it with foam tape.  Below is a photo of the card opened. There is plenty of room for a sentiment inside.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Happy Birthday with Floral Essence

I was inspired by Nola's beautiful card here (thank you Nola) and wanted to make one similar to it. I changed a couple of things but used the same paper and stamps.  I love the new SU Floral Essence set and have used it several times already.
I stamped the flower 4 times in Petal Pink ink, punched them with the matching punch, and layered them.  The centers are the new Perennial Essence Floral centers.  The leaves are punched from Mossy Meadow and shaped for dimension.  The Petal Pink layer is embossed with the Tufted EF, and the pattern paper is from the Perennial Essence DSP.  The white borders are made with the Delicate Lace border dies.  The sentiment is stamped with Mossy Meadow ink on a  circle die cut with the Layering Circles die and mounted with foam tape.  I added 3 sequins for a  little bling.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Happy Anniversary for The Paper Players

I needed another anniversary card and used the sketch from The Paper Players.
I used some new SU items: Daisy Lane for the flowers, Beautiful Bouquet for the sentiment, Stitched Nested Labels die for the sentiment, mounted with foam tape.  The paper is the new Terracotta Tile in-color.  I stamped the flower with the Terracotta Tile ink, layered them and added a faceted gem colored with a black marker.  The leaves are from Wonderful Romance die set (retired).  The Whisper White panel is embossed with the Tufted 3D EF.   The card base is Thick Whisper White.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, June 24, 2019

Happy Birthday for Freshly Made Sketches

I made this card for a friend and based it on the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.
I used the Delicate Lace die cut edges to represent the layers on the middle panel.  The background Rococo Rose layer is embossed with the Tufted EF.  The flowers are from the new Daisy Lane set stamped with Rococo Rose ink (love this new color) and punched with the matching medium daisy punch.  I added matching Faceted Gems to the flower centers.  The leaves are punched from Pear Pizzazz.  The sentiment is from Beautiful Bouquet.  I just realized I put the sentiment in the wrong place, but hope that is o.k.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Sunday, June 23, 2019

CAS Mix Up - Ombre

I was working on this ombre panel for the CAS Mix Up challenge and decided to make an anniversary card for a couple at church. I used ombre blending, stamping and die cutting.
I used SU Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo and Primrose Petal inks for my ombre panel and then die cut it with the Delicate Lace Edgelits dies.  I happen to have the floral die cut from Bloom & Grow already colored with Flirty Flamingo Blends for the flowers, and die cut, so I added some foam tape and popped it up on my card.  The sentiment is from Sweet 'n Sassy Anniversary Innies stamp set.  I love the way it turned out and hope the recipients do also.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Birthday Wishes for Seize the Birthday

Hello friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time we have the "Toppings" option of "Cover the Card".  Remember it is an option and the only requirement is that it be for a birthday.
For my card I used this new SU Floral Essence set and stamped all over the panel with Rococo Rose ink.  I then made 2 flower masks and stamped the leaves in Wild Wasabi ink.  I sponged the flowers with Rococo Rose ink and stamped the centers with So Saffron.   I matted the panel with a thin mat of Rococo Rose and die cut the greeting with SU Well Written dies and Rococo Rose card.  I die cut the greeting twice and layered it so it would stand out.  I also added Wink of Stella to the greeting and to the flower centers.

I hope you will join us in this fun challenge and don't forget to check out all the lovely cards by our designers over at Seize the Birthday.

I am linking my card up over at The Flower Challenge - focus on background stamping,
 
and also to Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes.


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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Have a Roaring Good Birthday

Hello friends.  I am sharing a card requested by a friend for her granddaughter who loves zoo animals.  I used Lawn Fawn's Critters on the Savannah stamps and die set.
I stamped the animals and colored them with Copics, and then cut them out with the matching dies.  I punched a 1" circle to use as a mask for the sun while I sponged the background with blue and green inks  The grass is from the stamp set.  I cut the tree in half and mounted it on each side and them mounted the animals with foam tape.  I matted the panel with green card and then a larger brown mat to match the colors in the design.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes

Hello Friends and Happy Thursday.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this week it is "Anything Goes".
For my card I was inspired by Vicki Burdick's card here (thank you Vicki).  She makes beautiful floral cards and you know that is my favorite kind to make.  I used the SU Tufted EF for the white panel and the flowers are from Tea Together.  I added an extra yellow flower and added Wink of Stella to all the flowers.  I also added an extra leave die cut from Wonderful Floral dies (retired).  I also changed the orientation and added a birthday sentiment from Very Vintage (retired).  The wood DSP is mounted with foam tape and the final touch was to add a few rhinestones. 

Hop over to Seize the Birthday and check out all the wonderful cards by our designers.  I hope to see you in our gallery.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn


Friday, May 24, 2019

Amazing Birthday for CAS Mix Up Card Challenge

I wanted to try the baby wipe technique featured on the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge and this is what I came up with.
My choice is baby wipe, stamping and die cutting.
I used 3 baby wipes to make an ink pad with Crushed Curry, Lucky Limeade and Island Indigo inks. I tried stamping a couple of different stamps but didn't like it, so I tried the swiping technique and liked it better.  I have another background for a card and will show that later.  For this one I die cut the Memory Box Cheery Flower Collage from a white panel die cut with SU Stitched Rectangles.  I placed this over my swiped panel and added 2 rhinestones to the flower centers.  The sentiment is from SU Humming Along.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, May 23, 2019

The Flower Challenge - Embossing

This is my second post today, scroll down for my Seize the Birthday card.
I am linking my card to The Flower Challenge #32 - Embossing (heat or dry). I used both heat and dry on my card.
I made this card for a special friend using my new Technique Tuesday Fresh Peonies set. The flowers and sentiment are from the same set.  I stamped the flowers with Versafine Onyx Black and then embossed with clear embossing powder.   I colored the flowers with SU Calypso Coral Blends and the leaves with Old Olive Blends.  The panel is cut with a SU Stitched Rectangle die and matted with Calypso Coral card.  I mounted this panel with foam tape to a panel embossed with SU Tulip Border EF (retired).   Then it was mounted to  a Calypso Coral base.  I added Wink of Stella to the flowers to match the shine of the embossing.  You can see it better in the photo below.


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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Seize the Birthday - Presents

Hello friends.  Happy Thursday, it is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time I chose the "Toppings" option of presents.  Remember it is an option and the only requirement is that it has to be for a birthday.
I used this cute Pure Innocence image from MFT.  I stamped her with her big present, colored with Copics and then fussy cut her.  I paper pieced the ribbon on her present.  I added a cute little tag from another stamp.  I added more presents from different MFT stamps.  The yellow present is glued behind the larger present.  I then added the trio of smaller presents with foam tape.  This whole set was added with foam tape to a panel die cut with Lil' Inker Side Stitched Rectangles.  I lightly sponged the background with MFT English Brick Wall Stencil.  The pattern paper is from my stash and is cut with a die from MFT Blueprints 20.  I used colors from the paper to color the images.

I hope you check out all the great cards by the team over at Seize the Birthday, and our Guest Designer, Linda.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

CAS Christmas - Stocking

Hello Friends.  Today I am sharing a card I made for CAS Christmas - Stocking.
ETA:  My card was one of the Outstanding Design picks for May CAS Christmas.


For my card I used this cute image from Penny Black Gather Around set. Aren't those kitties cute hanging on to their stockings.
I colored the image with Promarkers and also added a background by sponging Crumb Cake ink over an MFT English Brick Wall stencil.  I added to rhinestones, colored with a gray marker, to the ends of the garland to look like it was pinned on the wall.  I then framed the image with 2 dies from SU Stitched Rectangle dies.  I added a thin red mat to pick up the red in the stockings.  The sentiment is from Pretty Pink Posh Angel Friends set.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Thank You So Very Much

Hello friends. Today I am sharing a card that was a special request by my brother who is pastor of Cowboy Fellowship Church.  He needed several special thank you cards.
I used 3 different stamp sets for my card.  The cowboy is from MFT Saddle Up & Celebrate, along with the matching dies.  The church, trees and clouds are from Lawn Fawn Happy Village stamps and matching dies.  The sentiment is from SU Butterfly Gala.  I colored the images with Copics.  The cowboy and the church are mounted with foam tape.  The trees, clouds and sentiment panel are glued on the main panel which is sponged with Distress Oxide inks and matted with brown card.  The card base is SU Crumb Cake.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Happiest of Birthdays

Hello Friends.  Today I am sharing a preview of a new SU set and one of the new In-Colors, Rococo Rose.  This is my favorite of the new colors, and you know I love making floral cards.  
The stamp set is Floral Essence and it has the matching punch for this flower in a bundle.  I stamped the flower 4 times with Rococo Rose, sponged more ink in the middle, then punched them out and layered them.  The leaves are die cut in Wild Wasabi with a die from Wonderful Romance  (retiring).  The sentiment is from Picture Perfect Birthday (retiring), die cut and matted with the Layering Ovals dies.  The Whisper White panel is embossed with the Subtle EF. The DSP is from the new In-Color stack and the card base and mat are Rococo Rose CS.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Somebunny Wishes You a Happy Birthday

Hello Friends.  It is Thursday and time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday.  This time Shirley would like us to use the "Toppings" option balloons on our birthday card.  We also have a new "Surprise Party Guest" for the next 2 months, Linda of Lin's Craft Corner, so be sure to check out all the cards made by Linda and our fabulous team.
For my card I used MFT Somebunny and the matching dies.  This is my fist time using this cute set and I think the bunnies are so adorable, unfortunately I checked the website and it is no longer available.    I colored the images with Promarkers, die cut them and added them with foam tape to a panel cut with a stitched rectangle die.  I stamped the grass with an old stamp I have and then sponged the clouds on before adding the images.  The flowers are just glued on and the balloons and bunny were added with foam tape.  The sentiment is from the same set.  The pink wood grain paper is from my stash and I think it is from a Recollections pad.  It is die cut with a scallop die from MFT Blueprints 20 set.

Be sure to check out all the great cards over at Seize the Birthday and I hope you will join in the fun.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, May 6, 2019

Happy Birthday

Hello friends.  I am sharing a card I made for a friend's birthday.  I saw similar cards on Pinterest and I love the way the SU Delicate Lace Edgelits make a card so delicate and pretty.  
I die cut the edge of the white panel with the lace dies and then embossed it with SU Subtle EF and mounted it over a Wild Wasabi panel.  This was mounted to a Petal Pink card base.  The flower and leaves are from MFT Brilliant Blooms and colored with Copics.  I then die cut them with the matching dies and mounted the flower with foam tape.  The sentiment is from Inspirational Birthday set by My Sentiments Exactly, stamped on an oval cut with SU Layering Ovals and matted on Wild Wasabi scallop oval die cut from the same set.  The silver trim ribbon is also by SU.  I added 3 small rhinestones to finish my card.

I will link this to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday, it is their 10th birthday.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Friday, May 3, 2019

Winner at The Flower Challenge

Yes, this card for The Flower Challenge was the Winner for April.

Thank you to The Flower Challenge for picking my card.  I am honored.

JoAnn

Friday, April 26, 2019

Happy Anniversary for Mojo Sketch 516

I have an anniversary card I made for friends using Julie's Mojo Monday Sketch 516.

The pattern papers are from Parklane Tea Blossoms 12x12 pad I got during a recent shopping trip to JoAnn's.  The colors and prints are so pretty in this pad.  I will be using them again.  The sentiment is from a stamp I got on E-Bay.  I stamped it in Old Olive to match the scallop Old Olive mat.  The leaves in the paper are a similar shade.  This panel is mounted with foam tape.  I used Heartfelt Creations Botanical Rose and matching dies for the flower.  I stamped the flower with Momento London Fog ink and sponged SU Blushing Bride ink over the petals.  I shaped them and offset the layers.  I colored the center with a yellow marker.  I also added Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen over the flower center and the ends of the petals, and also over the sentiment.  It is so pretty and sparkly in person. 
 I tried to take a photo to show how it sparkles.  The colors are off but you can see the sparkle here. The leaves are from SU Painted Seasons as I thought they matched the leaves in the DSP.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn