Monday, March 2, 2015

Happy Anniversary x 2

I made a couple of anniversary cards for 2 couples at church (they loved them).
My first card is done in gold and I used the photo inspiration at Just Us Girls and went with the flowers, dots and gold in the photo.  The gold dotted paper is from Teresa Collins Studio Gold 6x6 pad.  The gold foil paper is from Holiday Elegance by Craft Smith (from Michael's).  I punched the leaves from the same paper with SU Build A Bird punch.  The flowers from SU Flower Soft are stamped in Versamark on Vellum, embossed with Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold embossing powder and mounted with foam tape.   Happy Anniversary is from an Innie & Outie stamp from Hobby Lobby.

This card is based on Deneen Treble's card (thank you Deneen) I saw on Pinterest.  I changed the colors, flowers and banner, but love the way she did the Spellbinders Floral Ovals die and background.   I used SU Lost Lagoon DSP and stamped the flower from Vintage Vogue (retired) in Lost Lagoon ink.  The leaves are from SU Peaceful Petals on Old Olive.  The banner is cut with the Artiste cartridge on my Cricut.  The sentiment is also from SU Something To Celebrate.  I curved the stamp a little on my block before stamping it in Lost Lagoon ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Christmas Card Challenges #13 - Winter Hues

Good Sunday Morning my friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Christmas Card Challenges and this week we have a color challenge for you - Winter Hues.

My card base and mat are MFT Natural CS.  The DSP is from American Crafts Jolly 6x6 pad.  The white is embossed with a holly leaf by The Paper Studio.  I die-cut the ornaments from a gold glitz paper by DCWV and MFT Electric Red CS with Clairmont Ornaments by Memory Box.  I embossed the red ornaments with little snowflakes from MFT Christmas Ornaments (retired) in white embossing powder and placed them inside the gold die-cut.  The sentiment is from the same set.  I cut it apart and stamped it in Electric Red ink and hand cut the banner.

Now hop over to Christmas Card Challenges and check out all the fabulous cards by my teammates, or click on their names below.

Carol  Donna  Gail  Heather  Jessica  Justine  
Margo  Marsha  Monica  Shirley Anne  Tenia

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

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Thank You for Viva la Verve February Wk 3

I made a couple of thank you cards for my brother as he requested them to give to the doctor and hospital where he recently had back surgery.  He is a "cowboy" and wanted western theme cards.  I followed Viva la Verve February Wk 3 on the the first card, but altered it a little to add the sentiment and didn't add any twine.
Viva la Verve February 2015 Week 3 Sketch Sketch designed by Stacey Schafer #vivalaverve #vlvsketches #cardsketches #vervestamps
The card base and mats are MFT Natural CS and the DSP is from Giddy Up by Carta Bella.  The  image is from Inkadinkado Horses.  The sentiment is from SU Four You.  Both are stamped in SU Soft Suede ink. The image is cut with MFT Circle Stax 1 and Circle Stax 2.

For this card I used the same papers and the image is from MFT Wild, Wild West (discontinued) stamped in SU Crumb Cake ink.  I used an EK Success corner rounder.  I did the sentiment on the computer and hand cut the banner.

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Thinking of You for Just Us Girls Color Week



This is my card for this week's Just Us Girls Challenge #281.  This is such a pretty color combo, I just had to play along.
My card base and mat are MFT Natural CS.  The white panel is embossed with LifeStyle Crafts Courtyard 1 EF.  The sentiment from SU Sincere Salutations (retired) is stamped in SU Night of Navy ink.   The mat is cut with Spellbinders Label 17 die.  I traced the inside of the die on the white and hand cut it.  I did some doodling around the edges with a marker.  The flower is cut from SU Pink Pirouette with MFT Layered Rose dies.  I shaped the petals with my needle nose pliers (a technique a saw a couple of years ago, but can't remember where).  The center is cut with a die from MFT Prima Donna Petals die from Night of Navy CS, as well as the MFT Leaf-filled Flourish.

I am also linking my card to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes.
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

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

Seize the Birthday - Make It Masculine

It's Thursday and time for a new challenge over at Seize the Birthday.  This week we have a "Toppings" option to make it masculine.

Here is my masculine birthday card:

I used the Fab Friday #58 sketch for my card.


My card base, mat and banner are some DCWV textured CS from my stash.  I used the SU Decorative Dots EF on the white panel.  The blue DSP is from a mat stack by The Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby.  I stamped the image from Our Daily Bread Designs "The Wave on the Sea" in Mememto Tuxedo Black in on X-Press It Blending Card and colored it with Copics.  The white on the water is done with a white gel pen.   I added the clouds with a scallop punch, and SU Bashful Blue ink and cut it out with a Spellbinders Label 18 die.  I cut the ends off so it would fit the layout better.  The sentiment is from SU Teeny Tiny Wishes (retired) and punched with the SU Word Window Punch.  The image panel and sentiment are mounted with foam tape.

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

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

Sunday, February 22, 2015

You're On The Nice List

This is my second post today.  Scroll down for my Christmas Card Challenge card.

My card is for the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge and the MFTWSC216.
The card base and white panels are MFT Smooth White.  I used MFT Circle 1 and Circle 2 dies, and Stitched Snow Drifts.  The santa and presents are from MFT Jingle All The Way and cut with the matching Jingle All The Way dies. They are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics.  I added the white details on the presents with a Gelly Roll pen.  The tree DSP is from American Crafts Jolly 6x6 pad and the circle DSP is from Lawn Fawn Peace Joy Love 6x6 pad.  The bottom snowdrift, circle panel, Santa and presents are all mounted with foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by.  I appreciate your visit.

Happy Stamping,JoAnn

Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes

Good morning my friends.  It is Sunday and time for a new challenge at Christmas Card Challenges.  This week it is "Anything Goes" for your Christmas card.  This is my card:

I used SU Watercolor Winter for my poinsettia, stamped in black on SU Cherry Cobbler CS, and the leaves, stamped on SU Wild Wasabi CS.  I fussy cut them out and inked the edges of the flower.  The sentiment from Verve's Weary World is stamped in Wild Wasabi ink on a Spellbinders Label 17 die cut.  The DSP was loose in my box, so not sure who makes it.  The mat is Cherry Cobbler and the card base is MFT Smooth White.  I used SU Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding ribbon and added small pearls to the flower center and 3 larger pearls in the bottom right corner.  The flower and sentiment panel are mounted with foam tape.

I hope you will check out all the fabulous cards by my teammates over at Christmas Card Challenges and be inspired to play along with us this week.


Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn