Sunday, August 20, 2017

Happy Anniversary for Freshly Made Sketches 301

Hello friends.  I am sharing another anniversary card I made for a sweet couple at church.  I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches 301.  This is a great sketch and I will be using it again.



The DSP is from Colorbok Natural Expressions 6x6 pad.  The flowers are made with MFT Electric Red CS and SU Botanical Builders framelits.  I shaped the petals and added a flatback pearl to the centers.   I used MFT Stitched Scallop Basic Edges to cut the black mat.  The sentiment is from JustRite Large Fancy Sentiments.  I love the finished card and I think the couple will also.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Happiest of Birthdays to You

Hello friends.  It is Thursday and time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday.  This time it is "Anything Goes" as long as it is a birthday project.

Here is my card:

I stamped and embossed the flowers and leaves from Poppy Stamps Little Kindness set on vellum.  I inked the backs of the flowers with SU Regal Rose and the leaves with SU Gumball Garden inks and then die cut them with the matching Poppy Stamps Little Kindness die set.  I added a flatback pearl to the center of the flowers.  The sentiment from SU Birthday Blooms is stamped in SU Smokey Slate ink and die cut with MFT Stitched Mini Scallop Oval.  I mounted this on foam tape and added the flowers and leaves to the left side.  The DSP is some older SU Pretty In Pink, matted with matching CS.

Now check out all the fabulous cards by the designers over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope you will play along with us.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Just For You

This is my card for this week's MFT Sketch #345.
Sketch Challenge 345 #mftstamps

I used 2 MFT Funky Flowers stamped in SU Smokey Slate gray ink on pink dotted paper, sponged them with SU Pretty In Pink ink (retired), shaped them, layered them and added a yellow enamel dot to the center.  The leaves are stamped on Pear Pizzazz CS.  I used the middle frame from MFT Stitched Circle Frames and mounted it with foam tape.  The sentiment is from an older SU set, stamped in Smokey Slate ink.  The paper is from MFT Dots & Stripes Confection 6x6 pad.   The white panel is partially embossed with SU Decorative Dots EF.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, August 14, 2017

Baby Boy Mini Album

I am sharing photos of a baby album requested by my sister.  I hope you enjoy looking at the photos.
The first one is of the cover.  The paper I used is Authentique Cuddle Boy Collection 12x12 pad.  Some of the stickers are from the collection and some are from different packs.

 This is the first page (inside of the cover) with a photo mat and baby info card.

 Second page with a flap and pocket with photo mats.

Flap opened.

Third page with pocket & Fourth page with flap.

Flap opened on 4th page.


 5th & 6th pages with diagonal pockets and photo mats.

7th & 8th pages with pockets and photo mats. 

9th & 10th page with flaps on each page. 

Page 9 with flap open. 

Page 10 with flap open. 

Page 11 with waterfall flaps for photos. 

Inside back cover with pocket.  I also added a photo mat in the pocket. 

This photo shows the book open to see the front, spine and back. 

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed taking a look.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy Crafting,
JoAnn

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Bundle of Joy

I am sharing a card I made using Viva la Verve August sketch (so glad to see Verve Viva la Verve sketches back) and Just Us Girls Word Week - Shower challenges.


I thought I would make a baby card since I had these papers out from just finishing a Baby Mini Album (will post photos later).  The papers are from Authentique Cuddle Boy Collection 12 x 12 pad.
The blue mats are Recollections CS.  The stamped ring is from Verve Strong Anchor and the sentiment and cute elephant is from Verve To The Moon.  I mounted them with foam tape.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Saturday, August 5, 2017

MFT Sketch #344

This is a card I made for a very dear friend using this week's MFT Sketch 344.
Sketch Challenge 344 #mftstamps
I turned the sketch vertical to accomodate the sentiment which is from MFT Pretty Poppies (discontinued).  The DSP is from MFT Dots & Stripes Confection 6x6 pad and cut with MFT Stitched Scallop Basic Edges.  The flowers are made with MFT LJD Scribble Roses stamped with SU Pink Pirouette ink and the overlay was made with the matching Scibble Roses die and SU Regal Rose CS.  The center flower is raised with foam tape.  I added a Carta Bella Enamel Dot to the centers.  The top two strips are also Regal Rose.  The MFT Royal Leaves were cut with SU Wild Wasabi CS.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Seize the Birthday - Tie One On

Happy Thursday friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time our "Toppings" option is "Tie One On".  Remember it is an option and the only requirement is that it has to be a birthday project.



For my card I used some black & white Baker's twine and tied it around the panel cut with MFT Rectangle Peek-a-Book Window.  The paper is from Authentique Grace/Strength 12x12 pad.  The CS is some older SU More Mustard, which matched the DSP perfectly.  I cut the MFT Upsy Daisy die (retired) from the same CS and added a black enamel dot to the center.  The leaves are MFT Simple Leaf Flourish (retired) that was already cut.  I think I should have used a little darker green, but it is done and it looks good IRL.  The sentiment is from TPC Studio Happy Birthday set.

You should check out all the fabulous creations by the designers over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope you will be inspired to join us.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Friday, July 28, 2017

New Baby Card

Hi friends.  My daughter requested a baby card with a jungle theme for a baby shower she is attending.  So I used The Paper Studio's Little Safari paper and stickers.  I added some brown enamel dots around the sentiment which is a stamp from Kaisercraft Peek-a-Boo set.  I stamped it with SU Chocolate Chip ink on some of the DSP from the 12 x 12 paper pad and die cut it with a Spellbinders die.  I traced the die on the CS and fussy cut the mat.  The animals are stickers from the Little Safari Set.

This is the inside of the card.  I fussy cut the image from one of the DSP sheets and adnered it on the inside.  I stamped the Studio K sentiment with the Choc. Chip ink.

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

I appreciated it when you take time to leave me a comment.

Happy Stamping
JoAnn

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Happy Anniversary

This is an anniversary card I made for some very good friends.
The flowers are Heartfelt Creations Delightful Daisies stamps and matching dies.  They are stamped and sponged with MFT Summer Splash ink.  The sentiment is from Verve Love Story (discontinued)  and cut with a die from MFT Blueprints 16.  The flourish is Cheery Lynn Designs Mini Fanciful Flourish cut from SU Pear Pizzazz.  The DSP is by Authentique.  The center white panel is embossed with a Darice EF.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn











Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Happy Birthday

I am sharing a birthday card I made for a special friend.

I have had SU Garden in Bloom set for a while and this is my first time using it.  I really like how it is a two step stamp set and how it turns out.  I stamped the flowers in SU Baha Breeze, fussy cut them out and added a glitter Gemstone by The Paper Studio.  The leaves are from Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood stamp and die set.  I stamped them in SU Pear Pizzazz ink on white CS,  and then sponged them with the same ink.  The sentiment is from SU Elementary Elegance (retired).  The DSP is from Recollections Home Basics 6x6 pad.  The top layer is SU Pool Party cut with MFT Stitched Scallop Basic Edges die.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Thank You

Hello Friends.  Today I am sharing several Thank You cards I made for my helpers with crafts during Vacation Bible School at church last week.  We had almost 20 children in each of 3 classes each night.  They were a big help and I wanted to let them know I appreciated them. 




I used various Stampin Up products and MFT dies.   The one with the horse (MFT set) was made for a lady that works with horses and I thought it was appropriate for her.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Seize the Birthday - Splatters

Hello and happy Thursday friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this week we have the "Toppings" option of using splatters on your birthday project.
For my card I used a piece of watercolor paper sponged with SU Night of Navy and Rich Razzleberry.  They are both lighter when watercoloring with them.  I splatter thinned white paint with a toothbrush for the spots.  This is actually a left over piece from a project I was doing for our Vacation Bible School at church, which is Galatic Starveyors.  So I had followed some tutorials and made it look like the glaxay.    The top white piece is done with MFT Stitched Scallop Basic Edges die and the bottom is done with MFT Stitched Strip die.  The flower is made using MFT Stitched Flowers and SU Marina Mist and white CS.  The leaves are MFT Simple Leaf Flourish cut from the same Recollections CS as the mat.  I snipped it and rearranged it a little.  I used a glitter enamel dot in the center of the flower.

I used MFT Sketch Challenge 342 for my layout so I am linking my card there.
Sketch Challenge 342 #mftstamps

I hope you will check out all the fabulous creations by the designers over at Seize the Birthday and join us for this fun challenge.

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

Happy Stamping, 
JoAnn

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Happiest of Birthdays to You

Good Morning friends.  I have a birthday card for a special friend that I am sharing today.
I was inspired by several different cards on Pinterest, so I combined elements from each one and this is what I came up with.   I used my new Sue Wilson Maggie die by Creative Expressions for the center element and mounted it with foam tape.  The bow is another Sue Wilson die-Classic 3D Itty Bitty Bow.  The sentiment is from SU Birthday Blooms stamped in Smokey Slate ink.  The bottom border is cut with a Spellbinder's die -A2 Scalloped Borders One.  I embossed the large white panel with Cuttlebug Geometric Rings EF and added pearls where the rings join.  The lt. blue CS is from a Recollections pack.  The card is 5-1/4" square and will be hand delivered.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Friday, July 7, 2017

Anniversary Wishes

I have another anniversary card to share today.  I think the card is much prettier IRL.
I used DSP from an older SU 6x6 pad Sending Love.  The sentiment is from Verve's Love Story (retired).  The hearts are cut with Verve"s Heart Quartet die.  The little doily is MFT Mini Delicate Doilies and the banners are cut with MFT Pierced Fishtail Flags and Fishtail Flags Layers.  I added some tiny red enamel dots to the sentiment panel and mounted it with foam tape.  I also added a larger enamel dot to the center of the white heart.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Seize the Birthday - Red, White & Your Choice

Hello Friends and Happy Thursday.  I hope you have had a wonderful 4th of July week.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this week we have the toppings option of "Red, White, and You - your choice of a third color."
For my card I went with red, white and blue.  I used MFT Party Balloons, MFT Electric Red ink and SU Brilliant Blue ink, stamped off once before stamping the happy birthday balloon.  The red and red & white striped balloons look like pattern paper but they are stamped.  The balloon strings and bows are also stamped, but I drew them longer with my black pen.  The ribbon is some older SU ribbon.  The sentiment is from MFT Make a Wish set.  I used the largest MFT Pierced Oval die to die cut it and then fussy cut the ends.  I embossed the white panel with SU Decorative Dots EF.

Be sure to check out all the fabulous creations by the designers over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope you will be inspired to join us.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, July 3, 2017

Another Anniversary Card

Surprise, I have another anniversary card to share.  I still have a couple more to make for July.
This one goes to some dear friends at church.  I used some new paper from SU Color Theory DSP 6x6 stack.  The white flourish frame is a new die by Gina Marie Designs that I got at StampFest this past weekend.  The flowers are Heartfelt Creations Delightful Daisies stamped in SU Smokey Slate ink and die cut with the matching daisy die.  I shaped the flowers and sponged a little lt. blue ink and SU Midnight Muse ink on the petals.  I added blue glitter enamel dots to the centers.  The leaves are cut with SU Little Leaves Sizzlet die.  The sentiment is from Verve's Love Story and the stamped flourish is from Festive Frames by Inspired by Stamping.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, June 29, 2017

July 4th Anniversary Card

Hello Friends.  Today I am sharing another anniversary card for a couple at church whose anniversary is on July 4th.  I also have several more July anniversary cards to make.

I used SU Riding Hood Red CS and DSP from Recollections Home Basics 6x6 pad.  I fussy cut the banner shape and matted it on white CS.  The large white panel is embossed with Cuttlebug Cross My Heart EF.  The flower is made with MFT Upsy Daisy Die-namics.  The sentiment is from Verve's Love Story set (sorry, it has been discontinued) and is cut with MFT Pierced Circle die, and matted with Circle Stax 2 dies.  I added blue enamel dots and a large red enamel dot to the flower center.

I am sharing my card at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes

Hello friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time it is "Anything Goes" as long as it is for a birthday.

This card will be going to my great-grandson who has a birthday soon.
I used this cute MFT Space Explorer set and the matching dies and colored them with Promarkers and Copics.  I made the background with Ranger Distress Watercolor Card and SU Night of Navy ink.  I wet the paper and added water to the ink on a clear block and then painted the background.  I let it dry and went over it a second time. for variation.  I then added some thinned white paint splatters and a few dots with my white gel pen.  The mat is MFT Electric Red CS.  I did parts of the sentiment on the computer - "Hope Your" and "Is Out of This", and then stamped Birthday from MFT Adorable Elephants and World from the Space Explorer set.  I lightly inked around the edges with Electric Red to make them stand out a little better.  Birthday, World, the rocket and the cute Space Explorer are all mounted with foam tape.  I used a piece of white hemp cord to connect the rocket to the Space Explorer.

Now check out all the fabulous cards by the designers over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope you will be inspired to play along with us.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn




Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Another Red White & Blue Anniversary Card

Hello friends.  Today I am sharing another anniversary card I made for some good friends and their anniversary is on July 4th, so I went with red, white & blue again.
I stamped the flowers from Altenew's Hennah Elements with Versamark ink on MFT Electric Red CS and embossed with white embossing powder.  I stamped 1 large and 3 small flowers and fussy cut them.  The large flower has a small one mounted with foam tape and it is mounted with foam tape to the card.  I used a die from MFT Basic Stitched Edges for the white scallop panel, and mounted this over a piece of SU Midnight Muse DSP.  The LaLa Land flourish corners are cut from the same paper.  The sentiment is from SU Timeless Love stamped in Midnight Muse ink.

I am linking my card with The Flower Challenge-Anything Goes, because I love making cards with flowers.


and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is to use pattern paper so I am linking there also:


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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Another Anniversary Card for Mojo Monday 500

I have some good friends that have an anniversary coming up in July so I used the Mojo Monday #500 sketch and red, white & blue to make their anniversary card.

The white panel is embossed with The Paper Studio Timeless Hearts EF.  I used MFT Electric Red CS and ink and SU Night of Navy CS and ink.  I also used a strip of white glitter paper.  The sentiment panel is die cut with MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangles.  The sentiment is from Verve's Love Story and the hearts are from Verve's Chevron Love.  I used the matching Wavy Hearts die to die cut the hearts and also cut out the centers and interlocked them.  The sentiment panel is mounted with foam tape and I used pieces of foam tape on parts of the heart to mount them.  The heart border is cut with Verve's Scallop Trim Trio die set.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn