Saturday, December 4, 2021

Merry Christmas in Red and Green

 Hello Friends.  I have another Christmas card to share today.  


I just received this new Reverse Confetti Open Drop Cover Panel die and wanted to use it so I die cut it from white and mounted it to the white card base.  I already had the red SU Poinsettia Petals die cut and thought they would be perfect with it.  I shaped the petals with my fingers, layered them, and added some small gold beads to the center.  The leaves are die cut from Mossy Meadow.  The sentiment is from Waffle Flower Essential Sentiments stamp and die set. and is stamped in Real Red ink.

I am linking to the Color Hues Challenge - Red and Green

 
 
and also Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Christmas or Anything Goes

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Color Hues - Silver & Gold

 Hello friends.  I have another Christmas card to share - this one is about the true meaning of Christmas.  O Night Divine is one of my favorite hymns (at Christmas and all year long).  I made it using Color Hues colors of gold and silver.



The images and sentiment are from Sweet 'n Sassy O Holy Night.  I stamped them in Versamark Ink and embossed with Silver embossing powder.  This photo shows the shine from the silver and gold.

I matted it with gold foil card.  I wanted to add a little something extra so I looked through my dies and found this corner die from SU Lasting Elegance dies (retired) and it lets the gold show thru more.  I love the final card.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Saturday, November 27, 2021

A New Christmas Card

 Hello friends. I am working on getting more Christmas cards completed and I love the way this one turned out.


I love the Poinsettia Petals set by SU and have used it again on this card.  I die cut the 3 layers from pink card and shaped the petals with my fingers. I love how it has the embossed veins in it.  I die cut the leaves from SU Soft Succulent.  The white layer is embossed with an older large dots EF and adhered to the card base.  I then added a strip of SU Whimsey & Wonder DSP edged with strips of gold specialty paper.  I die cut the sentiment with Memory Box Special Merry Christmas from gold foil.   I also added two gold foil sprigs cut with the poinsettia die set.  The final touch was 3 small gold beads added to the center of the poinsettia.

 
and Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies. - actually there is no stamping on this card, it is all dies.
 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day.
 
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn


Thursday, November 25, 2021

Seize the Birthday - Hobbies/Pastimes

Happy Thanksgiving 2021, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 Hello friends and welcome to our last Seize the Birthday challenge for 2021 and a very Happy Thanksgiving to you.  Lindsey has chosen the "Topping" option of  Hobbies and Pastimes.


Who doesn't like BBQ as a pastime.  My husband used to love to BBQ and he made the best BBQ ribs that would melt in you mouth.  I stamped this sweet Grillin' Girl by My Favorite Things in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copics.  I sponged some grass and sky around the image and stamped a few grass sprigs. I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die and matted it with Balmy Blue card.  The white panel is die cut with MFT Blueprints 27 die and then embossed with SU Tasteful Textile EF.  The sentiment is from another MFT set and mounted with foam tape.

I am sad to say this is TaeEun's last STB challenge with us and we will miss her creativity.  Thank you TaeEun.  Also, a big thanks to Carol for being our party guest the last two months.  Good luck to both of you ladies and we hope to see you in our gallery.

Be sure to check out all the inspiration by my teammates over at Seize the Birthday and I hope you will join us in this fun challenge.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

 

 

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Seize the Birthday - Beverages

 Hello friends and happy Thursday.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and Jules has chosen beverages as the "Toppings" option this time, but if you are not into the "Toppings" option, the only requirement is that it has to be for a birthday.

 

For my card I used an older Verve set for the pretty cups and the sentiments.  I colored the cups with SU Flirty Flamingo and Crumb Cake blends, and then fussy cut them.  I die cut MFT Stitched Triple Peek-a-boo Window die from lt. pink cardstock and then embossed it with SU Subtle EF.  I glued this to the card base and then added the cups with foam tape in the windows.  I thought the 3 cups were perfect with the sentiment "Sip, Relax, Repeat".  The sentiments were stamped on the card base with no boo-boos (yea).

Be sure to check our all the designs by our party guest and the team over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope to see you in our gallery.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

 

Monday, November 8, 2021

Happy Christmas for CAS Christmas Card Challenge

 Hello friends.  I have a new Christmas card to share today.  I am using a Wild Rose Studio stamp (Christmas Teddies) that I have had for several years and this is the first time I have used it. 

 I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Copic Markers and SU Blends. I added dots to the red hat and scarf with a white gel pen.  I then sponged Tumbled Glass DOI around the image for the sky and added a little modeling paste at the bottom for snow.  I die cut a frame with Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Rounded Rectangle dies, stamped the sentiment from a retired SU set in Real Red, and then mounted the frame with foam tape over the stamped image.  I mounted this to the card base and my card was done.  

I am linking to CAS Christmas Card Challenge - Christmas Critters.  This is their last challenge for 2021 and I look forward to next year's challenges.  I love making Christmas cards all year long.
 
 
I will also share at Darnell's My NBUS Challenge (Never Before Used Schtuff) since this is the first time I have used this cute stamp.  Thanks Darnell.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.
 
Happy Stamping, 
JoAnn

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Sending Hugs

 Hello friends. I have a card to share today that I made for a friend who had back surgery a little while ago and is still recovering.


I used the colors from the Color Hues Challenge - Orange and Brown, to color the flowers from Honey Bee's Cosmos stamp and dies.  I used two flowers from the set and colored them with SU Pumpkin Pie and Crumb Cake Blends.  I added a little Soft Suede in the centers for the flowers.  I used the Stitched Circles Cover Plate by Reverse Confetti to die cut the white panel and mounted it on a Crumb Cake card base.  I mounted the flowers with foam tape.  The sentiment from SU Eden's Garden is stamped in Early Espresso ink on an oval die cut and mounted to a Crumb Cake scallop oval die cut, then mounted with foam tape to the card.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Just Us Girls - Leaves

 Hello friends.  I have a card I made for Just Us Girls - Leaves.  


I thought about what leaves I wanted to use and I decided these holly leaves from SU Christmas Gleaming (retired) would be perfect.


I stamped the holly leaves 3 times and colored them with SU Old Olive and Balmy Blue blends and added Wink of Stella to the berries.  I fussy cut the images, as there is no matching die.  I glued them all together overlapping one of the berries, and mounted them with foam tape.  The plaid pattern paper is retired but is mounted on a white panel along with a strip of Night of Navy and Sahara Sand, which is embossed with the Subtle EF.  Merry Christmas is cut from gold foil with a Creative Expressions die and glued to the Sahara Sand panel.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Merry Christmas for PTI Challenge

 Hello friends.  I have a Christmas card to share today.  I watched Shauna's video on the PTI Blog here and wanted to make a Christmas card using my PTI stamps and die.  She used Into the Blooms Dahlia for her lovely card, but the dies are out of stock right now so I used my other PTI products.


I used a PTI die for the background - I couldn't find it on their website so it may be discontinued.  The foliage and blooms are from Holiday Greens and the sentiment is from Beautiful Berries Winter (not available).  I stamped the sentiment, the blooms and buds with Cherry Cobbler ink and the greenery with Old Olive and Always Artichoke inks.  The blooms and buds are mounted with foam tape for a little dimension.

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

Happy Stamping
JoAnn

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Happy Anniversary for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge

 Hello friends.  I have an anniversary card to share today.  I made this for some friends using the challenge at Tic Tac Toe.

I used the top row across - Sparkle (rhinestones), embossing (the white panel is embossed with the Tastetful Textile EF - after die cutting with a Tim Holtz die) Any Shape Die.  I also used an MFT Fishtail Flag die for the sentiment, (from a retired SU set).  The blue pattern paper is also from a retired SU pad.  The flowers are fussy cut frmo the True Love DSP (retired) and colored with Real Red and Old Olive Blends.  I mounted the flowers and the sentiment with foam tape. I love the final result of my card and hope you do too.

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

Happy Stamping
JoAnn

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Seize the Birthday - Create a Sunset Scene

 Hello friends and happy Thursday.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and Colleen has chosen the theme of Create a Sunset Scene.

 

 

I have had this stamp set The Waves of the Sea from Our Daily Bread (now Divinity Designs) for at least 10 years and thought it would make the perfect sunset scene after a day of fishing on the water. I stamped the image on a white panel in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then sponged Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight in the sky area using a mask for the sun.  I also added a little sun reflection in the water.  I colored the boat and the background with markers.  I also added a little white gel pen for the splash around the boat.  I die cut a frame with 2 Stitched Rectangle dies from Night of Navy, mounted it over the image panel and then to to a Crumb Cake card base.

Check out all the ways the team and our party guest were inspired by Colleen's sunset theme and join in the fun challenge over at Seize the Birthday.  
 
I will also link to the Time Out Challenge - down to earth (option to use kraft)
 
 

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn



Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Celebrating Your Special Day

Hello friends.  I have a birthday card to share today.  I made this for a little one at church who turned 3.


 I blended green and blue DOI over the background.  After stamping the cute fox, turtle and banner from MFT Sending Sweet Celebration Wishes with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, I colored them with Copic markers and then die cut them.  I printed his name on the banner and cut one banner off and overlaid it so it would just have enough for his name.  The sentiment is from the same set.  I mounted all the images with foam tape and added a die cut number for his age.
 
I will link to Just Us Girls Photo Challenge Week as the fox and banner are elements in their photo.
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Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.
 
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn


Saturday, October 23, 2021

Eek! It's Your Birthday for Color Throwdown

 Hello friends.  I have a birthday card to share.  I made this for a little girl at church turning 4 yrs. old, I think she will like it.  I used the colors from the Color Throwdown Color Challenge - pink, aqua, and lavender. 

 

I stamped and colored these cute mice from MFT It's a Mice Time to Celebrate set (sorry it has been discontinued, but they have another cute mice set) using the challenge colors, plus a light gray for the mice.  I fussy cut the images as I don't have the dies.  I added a strip of woodgrain paper to the bottom after I had sponged on some lt. pink ink for the background.  I added the mice with foam tape and stamped the 2 sentiments from the same set.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.
 
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, October 21, 2021

A New Birthday Card for 3 Challenges

 Hello friends.  I have a new birthday card to share today.  I made this card using the colors from the Just Us Girls Color Week.

I used an older frame die from Papertrey Ink that I have had for several years but never used.  I die cut it in SU Tempting Turquoise and then added a white panel stamped with the sentiment from JustRite Large Fancy Sentiments.  I then embossed it with SU Tasteful Textile EF (love the texture from this EF).  I used these new stamps and dies for the flowers from Pinkfresh Studio's It's a New Day Floral set.  I then colored the flower and bloom with SU Daffodil Delight  and and the leaves with Granny Apple Green blends.  I mounted them all with foam tape and my card was done.  I really like this color combination and my final card.
 
I will link to The Flower Challenge - Use a Shape (the scallop frame is a shape) 

I will also link to the NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) blog.


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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Merry Christmas for the Color Hues

 Hello friends.  I made another Christmas card for The Color Hues Challenge - Red & Kraft



I recently purchased this cute little reindeer at Michael's and thought he would be great colored in Crumb Cake (kraft) and red, so that was my starting point for this card.  I die cut him with an oval die and matted with a Crumb Cake scalloped oval.   I thought the oval could use a little extra and wasn't thinking when I added the tiny lt. blue snowflakes (hope that is o.k. for the color challenge)  The stripe paper is from my stash and I mounted it on a white panel embossed with The Paper Studio snowflake EF.  This is added to a Crumb Cake mat and then to the card base.  The sentiment from SU Snowman Season is stamped in Real Red and mounted with foam tape.  The image oval is also mounted with foam tape.
 
I will also link to the Peace on Earth Christmas challenge - Anything Goes  ( the colors in the first photo on the inspiration board - red & kraft, also )  This is a new challenge and this is their 2nd challenge.  I missed the first one.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Christmas Wishes for CAS Christmas Card Challenge

 Hello friends.  This is my second post today.  I finally decided what I wanted to do with the red and gray colors at  CAS Christmas Card Challenge - Red & Gray, 

ETA:  Yea, my card was one of the Top Picks at CAS Christmas.


 


 I used SU Poinsettia Petals stamp and dies to die cut the pretty red poinsettia.  I shaped the petals and layered them together and added the pretty pearls to the center.  I didn't want to die cut gray leaves so I placed the poinsettia where I wanted it to see where to stamp the leaves in Smokey Slate on the Smokey Slate panel, for a subtle look.   I stamped the sentiment from SU Peaceful Poinsettia (retired) in Real Red on the panel and then embossed it with the Tasteful Textile EF (love the texture from this EF).  I glued the gray panel to the white card base and then added the poinsettia.  Then I decided to add the berry sprays from the same die set cut in white and I like the finished card.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Two Thank You Cards

 Hello friends.  I have two thank you cards to share today.

Sunday was Pastor Appreciation Day at our church and these are the two cards I made for our Pastor and Assistant Pastor

The first card is for our Pastor who has been with us for 7 years.  The pattern paper is from my stash and is matted with SU Early Espresso.  The white panel is embossed with SU Tasteful Textile EF and matted with Early Espresso.  Thank you is a Memory Box die which I cut from white and layered with Early Espresso.  It is mounted with foam tape on an oval die cut from matching blue cardstock.

This card is for our Assistant Pastor who is from out west and has lived on a ranch so thought this would be an appropriate card.  I used Frantic Stamper Western Cowboy and Desert Sunset dies cut from black and glued over a watercolor panel.   I traced the die over the panel so I would know where to add the color to match up and then glued the die cuts on.  I added foam tape to the top portion of the cowboy and cactus, then glued the bottom strip.  The sentiment is from an MFT set, die cut with a stitched banner die and mounted with foam tape.  The card base is SU Sahara Sand.

I will link to Dies R Us Challenge - Anything Goes.  I used Memory Box and Frantic Stamper dies.

Grab our Badge!

and also to Cards 4 Guys as the one with the horse fits their theme of animals. 

Cardz 4 Guyz Logo

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Seize the Birthday - Use a Stencil

Hello friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time Cathy has chosen the "Topping" option to use a stencil.  Remember that you can just make it for a birthday if you choose not to use the "Topping" option.

 
 
 I used Pretty Pink Posh Basket Weave stencil on my background.  I angled the stencil and lightly blended SU Smokey Slate ink over it.  I added a thin black mat to this panel.  The flowers from Gina K. Designs Whimsical Wildflowers were stamped in Momento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics.  I mounted them with foam tape.  The sentiment from SU Happy Thoughts was die cut with a stitched oval die and mounted with foam tape.  I added small black beads to the centers of the flowers and 3 to top right corner.

I hope you will check out all the inspiration from the design team and join in our fun challenge at Seize the Birthday.
 
I will link to The Flower Challenge also as I used an oval shape for the sentiment.  So glad they have been around for 5 years as flower cards are my favorite to make.
 

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Two More Anniversary Cards

 Hello Friends.  I have two more anniversary cards for couples at church.  These are the last two for October.  My first card uses the pretty flower from Altenew Beautiful Day.  I used 3 shades of blue ink to stamp the flower and I colored the leaves with alcohol markers.  The white panel is embossed with Sizzix Tartan EF.  I added this to a Dapper Denim card base.  The sentiment from Just Rite Large Fancy Sentiments was stamped on a banner cut with a MFT Fishtail Flag die (shape for The Flower Challenge). I added 3 blue rhinestones for a touch of bling.  Congratulations to  The Flower Challenge  who is celebrating 5 years, so I had to play along as I love making floral cards.

 

 

My second card is another foiled card using Spellbinders glimmer  hot foil system.   I love the pretty designs and was inspired by a card I saw on the Spellbinders site using these glimmer hot foil  plates.  The sentiment is die cut from gold foil card stock with a die by Creative Expressions. I fussy cut around the floral image and adhered it to the white panel with the foiled diamond shapes.  This was mounted to a gold foil card stock mat and then to the card base.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn