Friday, September 17, 2021

Christmas Card Challenge - Plaid (again)

 Hello friends.  I have made another card for CAS Christmas Card Challenge using plaid pattern paper.

 


 I love this pretty blue plaid paper and wanted to use it on a card and thought it would be perfect with this cute angel image from SU Angels of Peace. I die cut it with a curved scallop die by MFT and glued it to the card base.  I stamped the angel on a scallop die cut and colored her lightly with alcohol markers.  I also added Wink of Stella to the wings but couldn't get a good photo of it - very pretty in person.  I mounted this panel with foam tape.  I stamped the sentiment from the same set on the left side and added 3 pearly enamel dots. A quick and simple card but I love it.

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

Happy Stamping
JoAnn

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Seize the Birthday - Stitching, Faux or Real

 Hello friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and Barbara has chosen the "Toppings" option of Stitching - Faux or Real   If you are not into the "topping" option you can just make it for a birthday.

 

 

I used Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Rounded Rectangle die for the white panel, stamped the sentiment in Basic Gray ink and then embossed it with SU Subtle EF to give it a little texture. (click on the photo to see it larger and see the faux stitching around the die cut).  I added a thin Blushing Bride mat and rounded the corners with a punch.  I had this pretty floral spray from Catherine Pooler's Grateful Heart already stamped and die cut so I colored it with SU Flirty Flamingo and Granny Apple Green Blends.  I added the top two single blooms to give it a little more fullness, and then mounted it with foam tape.

Now check out all the fabulous cards by the designers and our party guest over at Seize the Birthday.  There is so much great inspiration with faux and real stitching.  Hope to see you in our gallery.


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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn
 

Thursday, September 9, 2021

CAS Christmas Challenge - Plaid

 Hello friends.  I have a Christmas card to share today.  I made this for the CAS Christmas Card Challenge - Plaid.  I like participating in this challenge as it helps me get an early start on my Christmas cards and I am getting used to the clean and simple style.

 

 

I stamped this cute pup from MFT Happy Pawlidays and colored him with alcohol markers.  I added the present (already cut) for a little balance to the design. The sentiment is from the same set,  I cut the panel down and added it to a plaid pattern paper from The Paper Studio Christmas pad and my card was done.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, September 6, 2021

The Flower Challenge -Turquoise

 Hello friends.  I have another birthday card to share using this month's The Flower Challenge - use the color turquoise.

 

 I had the flowers from Simon Says Stamp Bouquet of Thanks stamp and die set already stamped and cut so decided to color them using turquoise shades of Copics and I think they turned out so pretty.  I mounted them angled from the side with foam tape on a Sahara Sand panel embossed with SU Brick and Mortar EF.  I colored the rhinestones (sparkle) with the darkest shade of Copic marker and added 5 of them to my card..  I also had the sentiment as an extra from the card I posted earlier, so my card came together quickly.
 
I will also link this to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn


Happy Birthday for the Color Hues

 Hello friends.  I have another birthday card to share today.  I made this one using the Color Hues challenge - Yellow & Orange.  They are celebrating their one year anniversary.  Congratulations to Color Hues.


For my card I used the Daisy Bouquet stamp and die set from Paper Rose.  I colored the daisies with SU Blends - So Saffron for the daisies, a little Pumpkin Pie around the center and Crumb Cake for the stems and leaves.  I cut the oval grid from a white panel using Spellbinders Floral Oval die (retired) and then embossed the panel with SU Textured Textile EF.  I glued the panel to my orange card base and then glued the oval back in.  After die cutting the daisies, I did a little extra fussy cutting to remove the white border and the inside sections on the image.  I mounted them with foam tape over the oval cut out section.  I like how the orange card base shows through.  I stamped the  sentiment from SU Art Gallery and then die cut it using a die from MFT.  I added foam tape to the ends of the banner to mount it.  I added 3 yellow enamel dots for a final touch. 

 Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day.
 
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn 

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Happy Birthday

 Hello friends.  I have a birthday card for a friend to share today.   I used the challenge at Just Us Girls - 6 of anything to make my card. They are celebrating their 600th challenge.  Congratulations to Just Us Girls.

 


 The image is from Simon Says Stamp Mandy's Flowers (retired) which has 5 roses,  die cut it with the matching die and stamped just the flowers again,  I fussy cut the small bloom and leaf on top and added it to the bouquet to have 6 roses.  I colored the image with SU Flirty Flamingo ,Grnany Apple Green  and Seaside Spray (jar) Blends.  The white panel is die cut with a SU Scallop Contour die. I cut part of the way and then moved the die up and finished cutting it to make it long enough to fit the jar and flowers.  The pattern paper is from Lawn Fawn's Gotta Have Gingham.  I have had the paper and stamps for a couple of years but this is the first time I have used them and I think both are retired.  The sentiment and die cut banner are from My Favorite Things.  I glued it to the image and added foam tape under the ends as the image is mounted with foam tape also.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Seize the Birthday - Use Pastel Colors Only

 Hello friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and I have chosen the "Toppings" option of using pastels only.  Remember if you are not into the "Toppings" option, it just has to be for a birthday.



For my card I have used Pinkfresh Studio It's A New Day Floral stamp and dies.  I used SU Soft Sea Foam Blends (leaves) and Copic RV02 & RV10 (flowers) and a yellow marker for the center.  I mounted the flowers with foam tape over a lacy frame die cut by Gina Marie Designs.  Tthe background paper is from my stash.  It is a pale blue with splotches and I stamped the sentiment from SU Magnolia Blooms on it. 

Be sure to check out all the fabulous cards by the team  and our party guest over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope to see you in our gallery.
 
I will link to The Paper Players - Tic-Tac-Toe challenge.  I chose the first row down - feminine, birthday and florals. I love making floral cards.


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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Friday, August 27, 2021

Fun Fold Card

 Hello friends.  I have new fun fold birthday card to share today.  I have seen several of these style cards on Pinterest so I decided to give it a try.  This card is for a special friend who has cows.

I used this cute MFT set The Whole Herd.  I stamped two of the cows, colored with Copics and then fussy cut them.   I sponged lt. green and lt. blue ink on the white panel and then stamped some grass with a really old CTMH stamp that I use a lot.  I also added a few birds from another set.  The pattern paper is from a SU Sale-a-Bration set, Perfectly Penned.  I masked off portions of the sentiment stamp to fit it on my little label die cut, cut 3 labels and layered them for sturdiness. The cows and the sentiment are mounted with foam tape.

The image panel is a separate layer that attaches to the card base, folds and tucks under the sentiment label when closed.  The photo below shows it opened.

 
I will link to Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes which is featuring MFT stamps this week.
Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day.

 Happy Stamping,
JoAnn


Thursday, August 19, 2021

Seize the Birthday - By the Sea

ETA:  Yea!!  My card was chosen as A Cut Above at The Paper Players.

 Hello friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and Nancy has chosen By the Sea for our "Toppings" option.  We also have a new member joining our team - Julie Peddicord (Jules).  Be sure to check out her blog.



I used an older (2008) stamp set by Our Daily Bread Designs (now Divinity Designs) and colored it with Copics.  I die cut it with a circle die and the black mat with a larger circle die and then mounted it with foam tape to a panel embossed with an older Cuttlebug EF.  The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn Happy Sayings and the die from Lawn Fawn Simple Wavy Banners, then mounted with foam tape.

Be sure to check out all the great cards by the team over at Seize the Birthday and join in this fun challenge.  Hope to see you in our gallery.
 


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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Friday, August 13, 2021

The Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop with Altenew

Hello friends! And welcome to the Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop with Altenew!
The purpose of this hop is to raise awareness of all the challenge blogs
out there.  There is lots of inspiration and also prizes to be won.  The graphic shows the blogs participating and a list is on the Altenew blog.

 

Seize the Birthday is one of the challenge blogs participating and I am happy to join with Seize the Birthday.


I used 3 different Altenew sets for my card - Sweet Flowers and dies (flowers), Peony Bouquet (leaves) and Birthday Greetings for the sentiment. I colored the images with Copics and SU Blends. The flowers are mounted with foam tape.  I also used the Altenew Grid Stencil and Hickory Smoke DOI for the background on my white panel.  I used a fan brush and water DOI to splatter the background but the splatters are so fine you can hardly see them.  I was just going to mat the white panel but then I tried angling the two panels and I liked it better.  The green mat is SU Wild Wasabi (retired).  

I will also link to The Flower Challenge - use a die
 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day.
 
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Happy Birthday for Color Hues

 Hello friends.  Thanks for stopping by.  I have a card I made for the current Color Hues challenge - Pink and Yellow.

ETA:  My card was chosen as one of the Watercooler Rockers


 

I just got these new Picture This dies from Stampin Up and used them to die cut the white panel and then placed it over a panel of pattern paper from an old pad I had called Watercolor by Ms. Sparkle & Co.  I don't remember where I got it but I like it and it was perfect for the challenge.  I colored the flower from MFT Magnolia Blooms with SU So Saffron and Crumb Cake Blends.  I cut it with my Scan n' Cut as I don't have the matching dies.  I mounted the flowers with foam tape and then stamped the sentiment from a retired SU set.  This is mounted on a Sahara Sand card base.
 
I will also link to Watercooler Wednesday challenge - All About Occasions 
 
 

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

 

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Merry Christmas for CAS Christmas Card Challenge

 Hello friends.  I am glad you stopped by. I created a card for the CAS Christmas Card Challenge - Decorations.  

 
 

 I used Memory Box Clairmont Ornaments and die cut the different sections from gold foil, red and green glitter paper I had in my stash.  I pieced them together on a white panel that I sponged Speckled Egg DOI on for a background for the pretty ornaments.  I also die cut 3 small berries from another set and added them to the leaves.  The sentiment is from SU For Unto Us set.  I added a thin black mat and then to the card base and my card was done.  I think those sparkly ornaments are so pretty in person.

I will also link this to the NBUS blog as this is the first time I have used this die even though I have had it a couple of years.
 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day.
 
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Friday, August 6, 2021

Happy Anniversary

 Hello friends.  I have an anniversary card for some good friends that I am sharing today.


The flowers are from MFT Magnolia Blooms.  I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with SU BLends Petal Pink and Old Olive.  I fussy cut the flower and  mounted it with foam tape over Pink & Main Plaid Cover Die Panel A and also Panel B.  I glued the two die cuts together and they look so pretty together, as well as individually.  The sentiment is from SU Many Mates, stamped in Soft Suede on a die cut from the Stitched So Pretty die set and mounted with foam tape..  The Soft Suede ink  looks good with the cream cardstock and as an afterthought, I wish I had stamped the flower in a brown ink.

I am linking to The Flower Challenge - Use a Die  (I used 3 dies)
 

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Seize the Birthday - Stripes

 Hello friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and Vicki has chosen stripes as our topping option.

 


  The striped paper is from SU Hand Penned and the pretty white frame is from SU Ornate Layers dies.  I stamped the flower, bud and leaves from Pretty Pink Posh Peonies stamp set, colored them with Copics and then die cut them with the matching dies.  I mounted the large flower with foam tape and glued the bud and leaves under it.  The sentiment is from SU Magnolia Blooms (retired).  I love the font in this sentiment and use it quite a lot.

Be sure to check out all the great cards by the team and our new "Party Guest" Jenny, over at Seize the  Birthday.   I hope to see you in our gallery.

 
 
 Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Hello

 Hi friends.  I have a card for a friend that I made with the theme from CAS Mix-Up - Stamping Through Stencil.

 

I was inspired by Bonnie's card the way she stamped the script through the stencil on the flowers.  I love making cards with flowers so this is how mine turned out.

  I used Pretty Pink Posh Peonies Stencil and DOI Picked Raspberry & Bundled Sage inks.  I used the same flower and masked off sections of the stencil, stamped the script from SU Very Versallies in Crumb Cake ink after sponging each flower and leaves individually.  I used a yellow marker to add the dots to the center of the flowers.  I then die cut the panel with a stitched oval die and mounted it with foam tape on a panel embossed with SU Dainty Diamonds EF.  I used Bundled Sage DOI to ink a small scrap and then die cut the hello sentiment.  I die cut 2 white layers, glued them all  together and then to the card front..  

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, August 2, 2021

Happy Birthday

 Hello friends.  I have a new birthday card to share today.

Yea, my card was one of the Top 3 Winners at the Dies R Us Challenge.

Top Three Badge

The colors are SU Pale Papaya, Grapefruit Grove and Pear Pizzazz.  The flowers are die cut with Memory Box Layered Fresh Flowers, Grapefruit Grove, and the leaves with an older SU set in Pear Pizzazz.  I die cut the center twice, layered it and then added it to the flower.  I also added a rhinestone to the center and added it to the panel with foam tape. The Pale Papaya panel is cut with Memory Box Pinpoint Burst Plate and then with a SU Scalloped Contour die.  The white doily is from SU Encircled in Beauty dies.  I stamped the sentiment from Magnolia Blooms (retired) and mounted it with foam tape, and then the panel was added to a thick white card base.

My card fits two challenge themes so I will link Dies R Us Challenge - Anything Goes
Grab our Badge!

and to Global Design Project - Flower Power (my favorite kind of card to make is with flowers and I have LOTS of flower stamps & dies)
 
Cardz 4 Galz
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.
 
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn


Wednesday, July 28, 2021

An Anniversary Card

 Hello friends.  I have an anniversary card to share today.  I made it for some friends at church.


All supplies are by Stampin UP.  The colors or Balmy Blue and Pear Pizzazz.  I die cut the flowers with Pierced Blooms dies, the leaves with a Forever Flourishing die.  The pretty white doily is from Encircled in Beauty Dies, and the sentiment is from Many Mates stamp set.  The pattern papers are from You're a Peach DSP matted with Balmy Blue cardstock. I mounted the flowers with foam tape..

 
 
 

 
Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day.
 
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn