Sunday, June 28, 2015

Warm Winter Wishes for Christmas Card Challenges #30

Good Morning friends.  It is Sunday and time for a new challenge at Christmas Card Challenges.  This week it is "Anything Goes" as long as it is Christmas.

For my card I used this cute digital image from Mo's Digital Pencil called Valerie in Winter, (there are 3 images in this set).  I colored her with Copics and Promarkers, and added some white Fun Flock to the snow and the pom-pom on the hat.  She is cut out with MFT Circle Stax 1 and matted with Circle Stax 2 dies.  The snowflake is cut with MFT Let It Snowflake twice and layered, then mounted with foam tape.  The sentiment is from MFT Holiday Hugs Snowman and cut with a Spellbinders Gromment Tags and mounted with foam tape.  I added pink rhinestones to the center of the snowflake and on each end of the tag.  The DSP is from My Mind's Ey Merry Little Christmas, matted with white CS.  The card base and mat are SU Melon Mambo.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is Anything Goes, so I am entering my card there also.
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

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

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


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Christmas Card Challenges #29 - Photo Inspiration

Good Morning friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Christmas Card Challenges and this week we have a photo inspiration for you.

My card base and mat is MFT Electric Red and the white is Coredinations Heavy White CS.  The white is cut with Lil' Inkers Side Stitched Rectangles die.  The candy canes are cut with a Sizzix die, colored with Copics, and mounted with foam tape.  The bow is cut with the largest Memory Box Precious Hearts die from MFT Natural CS.  The DSP is from Teresa Collins Candy Cane Lane 6x6 pad.

Check out all the fabulous cards by my teammates at Christmas Card Challenges and play along with us this week.  Can't wait to see what you create.

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

Thursday, June 18, 2015

JUGS #297 and MFTWSC 233

I made a masculine card for this week's JUGS challenge  (stacked diecuts) using this weeks MFT Sketch 233 challenge.
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I used Coredinations Heavy White Card stock and MFT Sno Cone & Tropical Teal CS, along with MFT Tropical Teal, Summer Splash, Blu Raspberry and Sno Cone inks, to sponge the top layer of my happy die-cut.  I cut 4 layers from white and inked the top layer before adhering them together.  I used 2 dies from MFT Blueprints 6 to cut the white panel and large Sno Cone panel.  The dark blue panel is cut with Lil' Inkers Stitched Rounded Rectangles die.  The sentiment is from MFT Birthday Chalkboard Greetings and cut with a die from MFT Blueprints 20.  The stars are punch from Summer Splash & Sno Cone CS.  I pen-stitched around the edges and adhered them with foam tape.  The large Sno Cone panel is stamped with MFT Fine Chevron Background in Sno  Cone ink and the white panel is stamped with MFT Linen Background, also in Sno Cone ink.

Here is a photo that shows the stacked layers and dimension better.

This is MFT Sketch Challenge 233, and I moved the circle element to to top corner to fit my sentiment better and I used stars.

 

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

Seize the Birthday - Neutrals

Happy Thursday my friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time we have the "toppings" option of using all neutrals on your birthday project.
I used White Heavy Weight Cordinations CS from JoAnn's and SU Crumb Cake CS.  The large white panel is stamped with SU Lace Background in Crumb Cake ink.  The wavy panel is cut with a die from MFT Blueprints 11 and the flower is MFT Upsy Daisy Die.   The sentiment is SU Beautiful Birthday stamped in Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder.  I added 3 beige pearls to the upper right corner and my card was done.

Now check out all the fabulous cards by my teammates over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope you will join us ths week.

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

Monday, June 15, 2015

Happy 40th Anniversary

I am sharing a card I made for our Pastor & his wife for their 40th anniversary, which is ruby, so I made the card in red & white.
The card base and die-cut panel are MFT Smooth White CS.  The red is MFT Electric Red.  I used Our Daily Breads Vintage Flourish Pattern die for the white diecut panel and SU Memorable Moments stamp set and Label Collections die for the sentiment panel.  The flowers are made with Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms stamp and dies.  I stamped the flowers in MFT Electric Red ink and cut them out with the matching dies.  I shaped the petals with a stylus and added a ruby rhinestone brad to the centers.  The leaves are done with MFT Royal Leaves die and SU Certainly Celery CS.

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

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Christmas Card Challenges #28 - Anything Goes

Good Sunday Morning friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Christmas Card Challenges.  This week the theme is "anything goes".  


My card base and white panels are MFT Whip Cream CS and the black mats are Recollections.  I cut the image panel with Spellbinders Labels Seventeen and traced the die to hand cut the mat.   The pine springs are from SU Watercolor Winter (retied) and stamped in SU Olive Green.  The ornaments are from SU Ornament Keepsakes (also retired).  I stamped them in MFT Electric Red and SU Gumball Green.  I stamped the top rims in Versamark, heat embossed with Gold embossing powder, and cut them out.  The bow hangers are cut from gold foil paper with the small bow from Memory Box Precious Hearts.  The sentiment is from Recollections Winter Wonderland (from Michael's).  The image panel and sentiment are mounted with foam tape.

Now hop over to Christmas Card Challenges and check out all the fabulous cards by the DT.  I hope you will play along with us. 

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful week.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Merry Monday #162 challenge - tag(s)

This is my card for this week's Merry Monday challenge - use tag(s).  I used MFT Smooth White CS and Recollections Black for the mats.  The DSP is from an older DCWV 8x8 pad.  I cut the tag with MFT Tag Builder BP 1 and the sentiment and cute snowman is from Recollections Winter Wonderland set.  I stamped the scarf in SU Real Red ink and paper-pieced it.  The sentiment is mounted with foam tape in the middle and I glued the ends down.  I sponged lt. blue ink around the edges of the tag and added snow with Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil and molding paste, but it doesn't show up much in the photo.  The only coloring is his nose and the stars.  I used Sakura Clear Glitter pen on the stars and snowflakes on the sentiment.

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