Monday, October 16, 2017

Thinking of You

I made this card for a sweet lady that is in the hospital.  I wanted her to know I was thinking of her.
I used one of my favorite flower sets - Peony Bouquet by Altenew.  I stamped it in different shades of peach/orange inks and mounted it with foam tape.  The DSP is from Authentique Grace Collection and is matted with MFT Natural CS.  The sentiment is from MFT Spring Tulips (discontinued)- I masked off the bottom portion of the sentiment, then cut it with an MFT Pierced Fishtail Flag die.  The small enamel dot is by SU.

I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches


I am also linking to The Flower Challenge  #13- use your favorite flower.  I have so many favorite flowers, but this is definitely one of them.  The Flower Challenge is celebration their first birthday this month.  I would love to win prize #4.


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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn


Merry Monday Challenge #261 - Add an Ornament

Happy Monday friends.  Are you ready for a new challenge at Merry Monday.  This week Kelly's challenge is to add an ornament to your Christmas card.
I looked at different ornaments I have but chose to use this digi image of a cute bear with ornaments (sorry I don't remember where I got it as I have had it for some time).  I colored him with Promarkers and cut him out with Spellbinders Oval and matted him with Spellbinders Scallop Oval in MFT Electric Red. I also added a mixture of Fun Flock and Flower Soft to the brim and pompom of his hat.  I stamped the Peace and Joy from Verve Inspire Hope (sorry, it has been discontinued) and then added Wink of Stella glitter to the ornaments.  This panel is mounted with foam tape.  The woodgrain DSP is from Recollections Cozy Cottage.

The light is reflecting off the ornaments in the above photo so I took another one so you can see the ornaments better.  They are so pretty IRL.

You should check out all the fabulous cards by the designers over at Merry Monday.  I hope you will be inspired to join us.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Seize the Birthday New Challenge

Hello friends.  It is time for a new challenge over at Seize the Birthday and this time it is "Anything Goes" as long as it is birthday.
For my card I used these pretty flowers from Altenew Peony Bouquet.  The outline image is stamped in SU Smoky Slate and then layered in different pink inks.  The sentiment is from SU Birthday Blooms.  The green chevron paper is from Softly Spring by Gina K. Designs.  The pink and gray papers are from Recollections Midnight Garden 12x12 pad.   The scallop mat is cut with MFT Blueprints 27 die.  The sentiment panel and also the flowers are mounted with foam tape.  I added a few Carta Bella pink enamel dots for a little extra touch.

Hope you will check out all the fabulous cards by the designers over at Seize the Birthday and join in the fun.  Hope to see you in our gallery.

Simon Says Stamp World Card Making Day 2017


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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, October 9, 2017

Merry Christmas

Happy Monday friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Merry Monday and our host Debbie wants us to create our Christmas card using this sketch:

I had fun working with this sketch and this is what I came up with.  I cut both the snowflakes (Taylored Expressions Make a Snowflake) and the greeting (Find It Trading Merry Christmas) from silver glitter paper.  I added a silver glitter border around the MFT Electric Red main panel.  I added rhinestones to the snowflake centers and added tiny rhinestones around for a little extra bling and then mounted this panel with foam tape.  The second layer is SU Naturals White and the DSP is from Studio Calico Wonderland 6x6 pad.  The card base is also Electric Red CS

Can't wait to see what you create using this sketch.  Be sure to check out all the great cards by the DT over at Merry Monday.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Happy Anniversary

Happy Saturday friends.  I am sharing a card I made for a sweet couple at church.

I used this pretty flower from a Hampton Art set from Michael's.  I can't find a name on it but the number is SC0749.  I stamped the flower with Versamark ink on SU Baha Breeze CS and embossed with white embossing powder.  The leaves were embossed on SU Old Olive.  The sentiment is from JustRite Large Fancy Sentiments stamped on a panel cut with Lil Inker Designs Stitched Rounded Rectangles.  Since it had rounded corners I used my corner rounder punch to round all the corners of the DSP and mats.  The DSP is a scrap piece from another card and I don't remember which pad it is from.  I mounted the main panel with foam tape, glued the bottom flowers on and mounted the middle flower with foam tape.

I have so many flower stamps that it is hard to choose a favorite one, but I love this flower embossed in white on colored CS.  I am linking my card with The Flower Challenge #13 - use your favorite flower.  They are celebrating their first birthday and have prizes for the challenge.  You can check it out here.    ETA: I forgot to say I would love to win prize #5 from Powerpoppy.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Another Christmas card

I am working on my Christmas cards so I won't have to rush at the last minute.

I made this card using last week's Tuesday Morning Sketch #422, but didn't get it done to post in time so I am sharing it today.
  I love the sketch and will probably use it again.  I like the way my card turned out.  I just got this DSP at JoAnn's, it is Holly on Green by Paper Pizzazz.  The flowers are Small Blooming Poinsettia by Poppystamps, cut from MFT Electric Red CS.  I layered the flowers, added a yellow rhinestone to the centers and adhered them with foam tape.  The strips are SU Always Artichoke and Electric Red.  The sentiment is from Verve Weary World stamp set.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, October 2, 2017

Viva la Verve September Sketch

This is my second post today.  Scroll down for my Merry Monday card.
I made this baby card for a friend using the September Viva la Verve sketch.
I rotated the sketch so it would fit the sentiment better.  I used my new Verve Little Ones set for the greeting and the baby rattles, both stamped in SU Soft Suede.  I die cut the rattles with the matching Little Ones die set.  I mounted the greeting panel with foam tape.  The DSP is from Kaisercraft Peek-a-Boo Girl 12x12 pad.  I used this paper as I have made a mini album for the expectant mother and wanted the card to match (photos to come). The mats are SU Blushing Bride CS and the card base and greeting panel are SU Naturals White CS.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn