Monday, February 19, 2018

Merry Monday #278

Happy Monday friends.  Our challenge this week at Merry Monday is an inspiration photo brought to you by Debbie.

The wreath in the foreground is one of the things I spotted first so that is what inspired me.  I used a wreath die by My Favorite Things (discontinued), which has the bow die also.  I cut the wreath 4 times in different shades of green and layered them together.  I cut the bow from silver glitter card.  The pink poinsettias are cut with Poppystamps Small Blooming Poinsettia.  I used the two smallest flowers, layered them and added a rhinestone in the centers.  The background is embossed with SU Holly EF and matted with green.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink Beautiful Berries.

You should check out how the rest of the designers over at Merry Monday were inspired by this lovely photo.  I hope you will join us.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Birthday Wishes for Viva la Verve

Hello friends.  I am sharing a card I made for a friend at church using the February Viva la Verve Sketch.


I used 3 Verve sets: Wishful Elegance (sentiment) and Grateful Elegance for the flowers and the largest flower was a Plain Jane single stamp (sorry, they are all discontinued).  I colored the flowers with Promarkers and then fussy cut them, and layered them.  I added some blue Nuvo Drops to the centers to match the flowers on the DSP.  All the DSP, including the blue, is from a My Mind's Eye 12 x12 pad.  The leaves are punched with a SU punch and the white scallop border is also a SU punch.  The white circles are cut with Spellbinders dies and the top circle is mounted with foam tape to the scallop circle.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Friday, February 16, 2018

Happy Birthday for a Friend

Hello friends.  I am sharing another birthday card for a friend.  I am entering this one at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - add a die cut.

 I have used 3 MFT dies for my card -  Stitched Circle Frame. Royal Leaves,  and  Sunflower die (may have been discontinued).  The sunflower is cut from SU Daffodil Delight, the leaves from Pear Pizzazz, and the frame and card base are Crumb Cake (kraft).  The frame is mounted with foam tape.  The white panel is embossed with an older Tim Holtz Brick Wall EF.  I cut another white circle to go in the frame and it is stamped with a sentiment from Just Rite Cupcake Wishes.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Sending You a Whole Latte Love

Happy Thursday friends.  We have a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time we have the "Toppings" option of coffee or tea on our cards.  Remember it is an option and the only requirement is that it be for a birthday.


For my card I printed the two images from the Silhouette store and then fussy cut them out.  I mounted them with foam tape on some lt. kraft DSP from Teresa Collins Something Wonderful 6x6 pad.  The top sentiment is from Verve Coffee Helps (and it is on sale) stamped directly on the DSP.  I created "on your Birthday" on my computer and die cut it was an MFT Fishtail Flags die and mounted it with foam tape.  The red mat is SU Cherry Cobbler and I added some red gemstones from Hobby Lobby to bring out the red hearts on the cups, and mounted it all on a kraft card base.

I am also linking up to The Paper Players Color Challenge - red, kraft, white.


Now check out what the rest of the design team created over on Seize the Birthday.  I hope you will join us.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Anniversary

Hello friends.  I am sharing another anniversary card I made for a couple at church.  It has to be mailed so I did not add any dimension to it, I just glued the elements on.
I used SU Baha Breeze card for the mat and center panel which is cut with Papertrey Ink Mix & Match Flourishes die.  I stamped the background panel with MFT Gingham Background in Baha Breeze ink.  The flowers are from Our Daily Bread Designs Hello Friend stamp and die set (I love this set).  I colored them with Promarkers and then die cut them.  The sentiment is from Verve Love Story (sorry, it is discontinued) and is die cut with MFT Stitched Ovals and Mini Scalloped Stitched Ovals die sets and matted with SU Flirty Flamingo.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, February 12, 2018

Merry Monday #277 - Use a Stencil

Good morning friends and welcome to a new challenge for Merry Monday.  This week Deanne is our host and wants us to use a stencil to create our card.
I used a Heidi Swapp stripe stencil and MFT Electric Red ink to create the background panel and matted it with Electric Red CS.  The cute snowman is a digi image and I can't remember where I got it, I think it was from Pinterest.  I colored him with Promarkers and die cut him with an MFT Pierced Oval die.  The Electric Red mat was also cut with a larger MFT Pierced Oval die.  I mounted this panel with foam tape.  I had stamped the sentiment on the snowman panel but it didn't stamp good (should have used my Misti), so I stamped it on a scrap and cut it into a banner shape, and mounted it with foam tape.  I curved the stamp to make it fit on the oval.  I also added some Fun Flock for the snow at the bottom.

Now check out all the great ways the designers used stencils over at Merry Monday.  I hope you will join us this week.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Thank You for a friend

Hello friends.  Today I am sharing a card I made for a good friend at church.  She has done a lot of work coordinating our Valentine Banquet and I wanted to let her know she is appreciated.
The DSP is a light woodgrain from a Recollections pad and I also embossed it with the SU Woodplank EF.  The doily is by Top Dog Dies but is no longer available.  The flowers are SU Garden in Bloom, stamped with Basic Gray (outline) and Blushing Bride ink, and then fussy cut them.  I colored the centers with my yellow marker and added Wink of Stella.  The leaves are from SU Botanical Builder Framelits cut in Pear Pizzazz CS.  I die cut a cirle for the Sentiment from SU Four You and added it to the doily with foam tape.  The doily is also mounted with foam tape.  

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn