Sunday, May 24, 2015

Christmas Blessings

Good morning stamping 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 for Christmas.

    I used SU Midnight Muse CS and ink.  The DSP is from American Crafts Jack Frost 6x6 pad.  The image and sentiment are from Verve's Weary World and I added a glitter paper star over the stamped star.  The image panel is cut with Lil' Inker's Stitched Mats: Rounded Rectangles.   I used my corner rounder punch on the sentiment panel. The white panel is embossed with a Darice EF.   I added some Midnight Muse ribbon and my card was done.

I am also playing along with the Viva la Verve Week 1 sketch challenge.


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

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

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Wishing You A Happy Birthday

Happy Thursday stamping friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this week there is no "Toppings", just make it a birthday project.
For my card I decided to use a loopy flower that I found the tutorial for here.
I used some colored jute I found at Michael's and coordinated the papers with it.  The DSP is from a 12/12 pad by My Mind's Eye.  I used SU Rose Red (a perfect match) and Whisper White.  I also used the SU Scallop Ribbon Border punch.  The sentiment is from MFT's Spring Tulips and is cut with a die from MFT's Blueprints 20.  I fussy got the Rose Red mat.  The leaves are cut with MFT Royal Leaves die.  I sponged Old Olive ink around the edges and shaped the leaves a little for dimension.  The white panel is embossed with SU Decorative Dots EF.

Make sure you check out all the fabulous creations by my teammates over at Seize the Birthday.  Can't wait to see what you are inspired to create.

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

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Christmas Cheer

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

I took my inspiration from the stripes and from the gingerbread man.  I used an old Close to My Heart Gingerbread Man stamp.  I stamped him on SU Crumb Cake CS and paper-pieced his big red bow and the icing on his legs.  I sponged Crumb Cake ink around the edges before fussy cutting him out and adhereing his bow.  The sentiment is from Inspired By Stamping Festive Frames.  I cut the SU Naturals Ivory with Spellbinders Labels Seventeen, traced the die on Riding Hood Red CS and cut the mat out.  The DSP is from Simple Stories Handmade Holiday 6x6 pad. and the card base is Naturals Ivory.

My teammates over at Christmas Card Challenges have got some great cards to inspire you.  I hope you will play along with us this week.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week.
Happy Stammping,
JoAnn

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Thank You

ETA:  Yea,  my card won over at Verve's Let It Bloom challenge.

For my card I used SU Strawberry Slush CS and DSP.  The white panel is embossed with my new Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Poppy EF.  I used another of my favorite flowers by Verve from their Grateful Elegance set (sorry, no longer available).  I stamped the images on white, fussy cut them, and inked the petals with Strawberry Slush ink.  The leaves are cut with MFT Royal Leaves die from SU Certainly Celery CS.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set, stamped in black and punched with a 1-3/8" SU circle punch and matted with a 1-1/2" circle punch.  The flowers and sentiment are mounted with foam tape.  I also used SU Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch for the cross piece.

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

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Three for One

This is my first time playing in the Mojo Monday challenge in quite awhile.  I also combined it with the Verve Inspiration Challenge - "Let It Bloom" and the Color Me Challenge - Crisp Canteloupe plus Neutral.
  
ETA:  Yea, My card was the top choice at Color Me.

I made this card for some friends that recently lost their father, a good Christian man.  

I used SU Crisp Canteloupe CS and DSP.  The white panel is embossed with Darice Intricate Swirls EF.  The sentiment panel is cut with Lil Inkers Stitched Mats: Rounded Rectangle die and the sentiment is from Verve's Wonderfully Made.  The flower from Verve's One Person (sorry it is no longer available).  This is one of my favorite Verve flowers.  I stamped it twice and cut out the center layer, inked the petal edges and mounted it with foam tape.  The leaves are stamped on Crumb Cake CS.  The banners are cut with MFT Pierced Fishtail Flags Die, adhered the top with foam tape and glued the bottom edges to the sentiment panel.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.  Have a wonderful week.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Christmas Card Challenges - No Pattern Papers

Good Sunday morning friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Christmas Card Challenges and this week the challenge is to use "no pattern paper".

I used MFT Smooth White CS and SU Midnight Muse CS and ink.  The diecut is from Our Daily Bread Designs Vintage Flourish Pattern die.  I cut the center panel, stamped the mage from Hero Arts CL559, and mounted it with foam tape.  The sentiment is from Verve Glad Tidings and is mounted with foam tape also.

Now check out all the great creations by my teammates over at Christmas Card Challenges.  I hope you will join us this week.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a Blessed Mother's Day.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Saturday, May 9, 2015