Monday, November 20, 2017

Merry Monday #266 - Santa

Hello and happy Monday friends.  It is time for a new Merry Monday Challenge and this week Sue wants us to use a Santa on our Christmas card.  I hope you are busy getting your Christmas cards done.  It is only five weeks until Christmas.

I used this cute Santa, tree and sentiment from MFT Jingle All the Way.  I colored them with Copics and Promarkers and cut them out with the matching dies.  I punched out some ornaments from red, gold, and silver glitter paper, and then added Wink of Stella to the star to make it glittery also.  I mounted them on DSP embossed with SU Stripes EF.  I added a piece of different woodgain paper across the bottom and colored the shadow in, but got it a little darker than what I wanted.. The red check paper is from American Crafts Crimson 6x6 pad.  I added black mats and punched the scallop border with a retired SU border punch.  The image panel and the sentiment are both mounted with foam tape.

I hope you will check out all the great inspiration by my teammates over at Merry Monday and join us in this fun challenge.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, November 13, 2017

Merry Monday #265 - Outdoor Winter Activity

Happy Monday friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Merry Monday and Nina wants us to create a card with an outdoor winter activity on it.
I decided to use my new Stampendous stamp I got at Michaels called Snowy Sled.  Aren't those sledding snowmen just the cutest?  I colored them with Promarkers and added Fun Flock to their hat brims, cuffs and to the snow under the sled.  I added details to the jackets with my white gel pen.  The sentiment is from Verve Light My World and the DSP is from American Crafts Wish List 6x6 pad.  I mounted the image panel with foam tape.

Be sure to check out all the great winter activity cards over at Merry Monday.  I hope you will join us this week.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Happy Birthday for November Viva la Verve

Hello friends.  I am sharing a card I made for the November Viva la Verve Sketch.  I love this sketch by Julee so I made a second card with this sketch.
This time I made a birthday card using Verve Kindness Matters (flower) and Cake and Candles (sentiment).  I stamped 2 of the flowers on the back of the striped DSP, fussy cut them out, and sponged SU Bordering Blue ink on the edges of the petals.  I layered them and added pearls to the center.  All the DSP is from an older Momenta Story of Us paper pad matted with black.  The scallop mat is from MFT Bluprints 20.  The white panel is embossed with a retired SU EF.  The sentiment panel is mounted with foam tape.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Seize the Birthday - Use Circles

Hello and Happy Thursday friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this week our "Toppings" option is to use circles on your card.


For my card I used some DSP from DCWV Basics 6x6 pad and matted it with SU Early Espresso cut with a scallop die from MFT Blueprints 20.  The circles were cut with MFT dies also in white and Early Espresso.  I added some felt flowers that I had cut awhile back and never used.  I don't remember which die I used to cut them. The die cut sentiment is from an Inmpression Obsession die set #DIE174-W

Be sure to check out all my teammates cards over at Seize the Birthday.  There are so many different ways to use circles on your card, I am sure you will be inspired.  Hope you will play along with us.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, November 6, 2017

Merry Monday #264 - Use Kraft and Red

Hello friends and happy Monday.  On Merry Monday Christmas challenge Marcia wants us to use kraft and red on our Christmas card this week.
My card base and the Heartfelt Creations Large Sparkling Poinsettia are cut from MFT Electric Red CS and the leafs are SU Old Olive.  The poinsettia has Stickles glitter on the petals but it doesn't show up in the photo.  I added some yellow rhinestones to the center and mounted it with foam tape.  The kraft panel is embossed with SU Holly EF.  The sentiment is from  Verve Peace On Earth stamped on SU Naturals White cut with an MFT Blueprints 2 die.

Be sure to check out all the fabulous cards over at Merry Monday.  There are so many ways to use kraft and red on your Christmas card I am sure you will be inspired.  Can't wait to see your cards in our gallery.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Welcome Little One for November Viva La Verve sketch

Hello crafty friends.  Today I am sharing a card for the November Viva la Verve sketch.
I substituted the circle and Verve Emery elephant (sorry, he has been discontinued) for the center rectangle panel.  I love this cute little elephant and have used him several times. I colored him with Promarkers and fussy cut him out.  I die cut the sentiment and Blushing Bride mat with MFT Circle Stax dies.  The sentiment is from Verve Little Ones and mounted with foam tape.  The DSP is from Authentique Cuddle 12x12 pad and all the mats are Blushing Bride. I embossed the background panel with a Darice heart EF.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, October 30, 2017

Sweet Holiday Wishes for Merry Monday #263

Happy Monday friends.  This week at Merry Monday Challenge Lori wants us to use this photo as inspiration for our card.
I was inspired by the hot cocoa theme and the red and brown in the photo so I made these adorable hot chocolate cups from kraft CS with a cut from my Silhouette Cameo and made the hearts red.  I added the white band and layered white behind the cutouts.  I also added faux pen stitching around the cups. The sentiment is done on my computer and cut with an MFT Fistail Flag die.  I mounted it and the cups with foam tape.  The DSP is by The Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby.

I hope you will be inspired to play along.  Hope to see you in the gallery at Merry Monday.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn