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


Merry Monday #259 - Add a Christmas tree to your card

Happy Monday friends.  This week's host at Merry Monday challenge is Deanne and she would like for us to add a Christmas tree to our card.
For my card I used this older Stampabilities Tree With Presents.  It is my first time using this stamp (NBUS).  As you can see it is a large image and a lot of coloring on those small ornaments.  I stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Promarkers.  I used my clear glitter gel  pen on the large star, small stars and icicle ornaments (they look white in the photo, except for the large star).  I also added white stripes to the green present and dots to the pink present with a white gel pen.  I was just going to sponge the brick wall around the tree but had a booboo so I ended up fussy cutting the image (boy was that tedious) but I like how it turned out.  I used MFT's Brick Wall stencil and molding paste on the white panel to make my brick wall, and then added the tree with foam tape.  The sentiment from Lawn Fawn Tobaggan Together was stamped with MFT Electric Red ink.  The green mat is Recollections CS.

I hope you will check out all the fabulous cards by my teammates over at Merry Monday.  Hope to see you in the gallery.

I am going to link this one up with Darnell's NBUS #12 as I haven't used this stamp before.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Seize the Birthday - Use Script or Text Background

Hello Friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time our "Toppings" Option is to use script or text background, of course the only requirement is that it be for a birthday.


For my card I dug out an old SU En Francis background stamp and stamped it in SU Early Espresso ink on DSP from an older Prima Cigar Box Secrets 6x6 pad.  The SU Beautiful Birthday (retired) is stamped on some of the same DSP.  I cut it with an MFT Stitched Mini Scallop Oval and trimmed around the edge to mat it on Early Espresso cut with the same die.  The large scallop mat is cut with MFT Blueprints 20 die.  I cut MFT Sunflowers from SU Crushed Curry, the centers from Early Espresso and the Royal Leaves from Wild Wasabi.  I mounted the sentiment panel and the flowers with foam tape.  The card base is Recollections 110# Cream CS from Michael's.

Now you should check our all the fabulous cards with script/text by my teammates over at Seize the Birthday.  I can't wait to see what you create.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, September 25, 2017

Merry Monday #258 - Add a Penguin

Hello friends.  It's Monday and time for a new challenge at Merry Monday.  This week Colleen is our host and has challenged us to add a penguin to our Christmas card.
I used this cute image from Art Impressions.  It is an older set and there is no name on the package.   I colored the image with Promarkers and cut it with a Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Rounded Rectangle.  I sponged lt. blue ink around the edges before removing it from the die, and then added Snow White Fun Flock on the bottom for the snow and also on the penguins hat cuffs and pompoms.  I also used my clear glitter gel pen on the berries and candy cane.  The sentiment is from SU Christmas Bliss.  The DSP is from Studio Calico Wonderland 6x6 pad..

Now hop over to Merry Monday and check out all the fabulous creations by my teammates.  I hope you will join us for the challenge.  Can't wait to see what you create.

I am going to link up with Darnell's NBUS Challenge #12 as this is the first time I have used this cute stamp even though I have had it for quite a while.



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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Darnell's NBUS Challenge #12

This is my card for Darnell's NBUS Challege #12

I created this card using Sweet 'n Sassy Poppies and Greetings set, my first time using it (NBUS)  I colored it with Promarkers and added a real old CTMH stamp, Hillside Grass along the bottom.  I die cut the image with Lil Inker Designs Stitched Rounded Rectangle.  I put it back in the die to cut a little off the top and then sponged lt. blue ink around the image. I also lightly sponged some lt. green ink over the stamped grass.  The DSP was a left over piece on my desk and I don't remember which pad it came from.  The mats are SU Regal Rose.  I didn't add a sentiment so it can be used for any occasion.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Birthday Wishes for The Flower Challenge

Hello friends.  Today I am sharing a card I made for The Flower Challenge September challenge.
I chose the bottom row - white, die-cuts, blue.
The card base is SU Soft Sky and the SU Tranquil Tulips are stamped in Soft Sky and Baha Breeze (blue).  I fussy cut the stems and leaves and glued them down and then mounted the flowers with foam tape.  The white panel is cut with Lil' Inker Designs Pointelle Cover Up die.  The sentiment is from SU Happiest Birthday Wishes (retired), cut with an MFT Blueprints 2 die and mounted with foam tape.

I am also linking to the Addicted to CAS challenge - Florals

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, September 18, 2017

Merry Monday Challenge - Use a Tag

Hello Everyone and happy Monday.  It is time for a new challenge at Merry Monday and this time Sue has challenged us to add a decorated tag to our cards.


For my card I die cut the Stitched Main Street Tag by Poppy Stamps from MFT Primitive Cream CS and them embossed it with SU Brick Wall EF.  I fussy cut the green mat. The stocking is from Power Poppy Poinsettia stamp set, stamped on Strathmore Bristol CS and colored with Promarkers.  I fussy cut the image and added it to the tag with foam tape.  I went over the ribbon, candy canes and center of the flower with my clear glitter gel pen for a little bling (but it doesn't show up in the photo - it is very pretty IRL).  I also added a small gold brad to the stocking hanger to look like it was hanging on the brick wall.  I added the Christmas ribbon and tied with a thread bow.  The tag is mounted with foam tape also.  The DSP and green mats are from an older DCWV Christmas Scrapbook pad.  The sentiment is from the Poinsettia stamp set.

I hope you will check out all the fabulous tag creations by my team mates over at Merry Monday and play along with us this week.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Seize the Birthday - Balloons

Hello Friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and the "Toppings" option this week is to use balloons on your birthday project.


For my card I used this cute bear from MFT's Beary Special Birthday and die cut it with MFT Pierced Oval die.  I also stamped the extra balloons, die cut them, and then cut a slit around the green balloon to add the extra balloons.  They are colored with Promarkers.  I added white accents with a gel pen, and also drew in the extra balloon strings as they were hid behind the main image. The black mat is fussy cut and the large black scallop mat is die cut with a die from MFT Blueprints 20.  The DSP is from Doodlebug Design Take Note 6x6 pad.    The sentiment is from the same stamp set cut with MFT Blueprints 2 die.  The image panel and sentiment are mounted with foam tape.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, September 11, 2017

Merry Monday #256 - Favorite Holiday Movie

Hello friends.  We have a new challenge for you over at Merry Monday and Nina has challenged us to make a card based on our favorite holiday movie.  I couldn't decide between It's A Wonderful Life or White Christmas but finally went with White Christmas.
The sentiment is computer generated and die cut with MFT Pierced Fishtail Flags die.  I re-inserted it in the die and cut the other end.  My white card panel was brayered with SU Bashful Blue ink and stamped with a snowflake from Verve Jolly Jingles in SU Marina  Mist.  The Memory Box Evergreen Trio trees were die cut in SU Always Artichoke.  I used my white gel pen to add the snowy details.  I added the Memory Box Deer Trio on some snowy slopes die cut with MFT Snow Drifts dies.  The deer trio and the bottom snow drift are mounted with foam tape.  The card base is SU Bashful Blue CS.

I hope you will check out all the great "favorite holiday movie" cards by the designers over at Merry Monday and join in the fun with us.  Can't wait to see what you create.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, September 4, 2017

Exciting News - Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #255

Happy Monday friends.  I have some exciting news to share with you - I am now on the Design Team over at Merry Monday Christmas Challenge.  This is my first post as a team member and I am so thrilled to be joining the team as I love making Christmas Cards.

 Marcia is our hostess this week and her challenge is to use the word Joy on your Christmas Card.

For my card I used Stampabilities Joy to the World stamp I got at Hobby Lobby.  I stamped it with Versamark ink and embossed with black embossing power, but you can't tell it in the photo.
I die cut it with MFT Stitched Ovals and matted it with a black MFT Stitched Mini Scallop Oval.  I then mounted this with foam tape.   I was trying to decide on which DSP I wanted to use and had it laying on the this patterned paper from an older Martha Stewart Christmas Mat Pad.  I thought this would be perfect, as Jesus was our greatest gift at Christmas, so I went with that.  I used MFT Blueprints 20 die for the scallop mat.

Now be sure to hop over to the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge blog to see all the fabulous creations by the Designers.  I can't wait to see what you create.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Happy Birthday for My Pastor

I am sharing a card for I made for my pastor's birthday, which is today.
The image from SU Moon Lake (retired) is stamped on SU Naturals White.  I colored the image with Promarkers and sponged the clouds on using SU Bashful Blue and a Cloud border die by Taylored Expressions.  This is mounted behind an MFT Stitched Circle Frame, and then mounted with foam tape.  I used SU Crumb Cake matted with SU Early Espresso.  The small panel is stamped with SU Sanded background (retired) and the large panel is embossed with SU Square Lattice EF (also retired).  The sentiment is from SU Bloom With Hope and cut with an MFT Pierced Fishtail Flag die.  I mounted this with foam tape also.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Happy Birthday, My Friend

Hello friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time the "Toppings" option is to use ocean colors - blue, green, and aqua.

For my card I used watercolor paper and sponged on SU Coastal Cabana, Ranger Mowed Lawn and Tumbled Glass Distress inks.  I used Memory Box Perky Poppy to die cut the flower image and placed that on a Spellbinders Floral Oval die.  I mounted that with foam tape on the water colored paper.  The sentiment is from MFT Beary Special Birthday and die cut with a die from MFT Blueprints 2.

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

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Tranquil Tulips

Hello Friends.  I am sharing a card I made for a good friend's birthday using SU Tranquil Tulips (borrowed from a friend) .

I stamped the flowers in Flirty Flamingo ink. For the base layer I stamped off and them stamped, and stamped the top layer full strength.  I fussy cut the flowers and mounted them with foam tape.  The stems and leaves are stamped in Pear Pizzazz.  The sentiment is from SU Birthday Blossoms, mounted with foam tape.  This panel is matted with SU Flirty Flamingo CS.  The DSP from SU Delightful Daisy was cut with a die from MFT Blueprints 20.  This card came together quickly and I am pleased with the result.  I hope my friend likes it as much as I do. 

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

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