Friday, August 22, 2014

Christmas Stampin' All Year Long

Happy Friday everyone.  Hope you have had a good week.  It is time for another challenge at Christmas Stampin All Year Long 
CSAYL
and our sponsor this week is Meljen's Designs.  Here is my card using her cute digi image "Cozy Little Chickadees".  

I printed the image on X-Press It Blending Card, colored it with Promarkers, and then cut it out using Spellbinders Deckled Rectangle Nestabilities.  I sponged light blue ink around the edges before removing the die.  The sentiment is from MFT Christmas Ornaments.  The DSP is from MME Sweater Weather 6x6 pad.  The mats are SU Midnight Muse and the card base is MFT Smooth White CS.

Now check out the other Designers cards at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long.  I hope you will join us this week.  The winner will receive 4 non-colored digi images from Meljen's Designs. 

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


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Happy Anniversary for 3 challenges

I made my card for a couple at church using JUGS #254 color challenge and Viva La Verve August Week 3 sketch.  I am also playing in Verve's Diva Dare for August to create a celebration card as they are celebrating their 7th year.  Yea, Congrats Verve.
 
I used SU Whisper White, Midnight Muse and Certainly Celery cs and ink.  I used 4 Verve stamp sets:  Elegant Flower Plain Jane, Grateful Elegance (flower), Making a Statement (scalloped frame) and Love Story for the sentiment.  I turned the Week 3 sketch sideways to fit the sentiment better.  I layered the flowers with foam dimensionals and added a pearl to the center. The white panel is embossed with SU Finial Press EF.  The green ribbon is from last year's SU Sale-A-Bration.
 
Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn
 
 
 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Happy Birthday for MFTWSC189

This is my second post today.  Please scroll down for my Merry Monday card.


MFTWSC189
My card is for MFTWSC #189.  I used MFT  Smooth White CS, SU Basic Black for mats, and DSP from Studio Calico Snippets 6x6 pad.  I stamped the PI Happy Banner on X-Press It Blending Card with Mememto Tuxedo Black ink.  I colored her with Copics, paper-pieced her dress, bow and happy banner, then cut her out.  She is mounted with foam dimensionals.  The Birthday is from MFT Birthday Sentiments stamped in black ink on DSP.  I cut it out with MFT Pierced Fishtail Flags using only the plain end and running it through twice without cutting all the way. I added a Kraft Button tied with Jute Cord and my card was done.

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

Seasons Greetings for Merry Monday

Today's card is for Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #121 - use pine cones, greens and plaid ribbon.  I got it done just in time to post it.
ETA:  My card was an Honorable Mention at Merry Monday.

The card base and main panel is MFT Smooth White CS.  I stamped the panel with MFT Wood Plank Background in Sahara Sand ink.  The mat is SU Always Artichoke.  I used MFT Winter Wreath die to cut out 3 layers in SU Old Olive and Always Artichoke CS, layered them and mounted them with tiny pieces of foam dimensionals.  The pine cones are from SU Watercolor Winter and stamped in SU Soft Suede ink on Crumb Cake CS and sponged lightly with Soft Suede ink.  The sentiment from Inspired by Stamping's Festive Frames is stamped in Always Artichoke on a banner cut with MFT Pierced Fishtail Flags die.  I didn't cut the top end, but placed it back in the die and cut the flag end again to make it longer.  I then scored it, folded the ends and adhered it with foam dimensionals.  I added the plaid ribbon to the wreath and my card was done.

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

Friday, August 15, 2014

Season's Greetings for Christmas Stampin' All Year Long

Happy Friday and you know what that means, it is time for another challenge at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long.  This week our sponsor is "Chi Chi Memories Designs" and we are using a Sweet Sunday Sketch by Karen Giron here.
The digi image I am using is "May Girl".
I printed her on X-Press It Blending Card and colored her with Copics and Promarkers.  I then cut her out with an MFT Pierced Circle die and sponged Bashful Blue ink around the image. She is matted with black cut out with MFT Circle Stax die.  The sentiment is from Verve's Holiday Treats and punched with SU 1-3/8" and 1-1/2" punches.  Both the image and sentiment are mounted with foam tape.  The red DSP is from Pebbles Welcome Christmas pad and the green DSP is from Lawn Fawn's Peace, Joy, Love pad.  The white CS is embossed with a Holly EF by The Paper Studio. The card base is SU Real Red CS.

Now check out the lovely creations by the other DT members at CSAYL.  I hope you will join us this week.

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

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Birthday Wishes for JUGS & FMS

This is my second post today.  Scroll down for my Seize the Birthday card.

This is my card for the JUGS #253 challenge to use washi tape and I used the Freshly Made Sketches #149 challenge.
My card is more CAS than I usually do, but I like the end result.  I think this is my first time using washi tape on a card.  I have had several rolls for awhile but never got around to using it.  The pink print is washi tape by Recollections from Michael's.  I turned the sketch sideways and used my new stamp from MFT Chalkboard Greetings stamped in SU Melon Mambo.  The card base is Melon Mambo CS, the mats are Basic Black and Whisper White CS.  The large panel is embossed with the new SU Large Polk Dot EF.  I added 4 rhinestones to the sentiment panel and my card was done.

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

It's Your Day for Seize The Birthday

Hello my friends.  It is Thursday and time for a new Seize the Birthday challenge.  It is "anything goes" for a birthday and there is no option this week.  Here is my card:
I used this sweet digi image I got awhile ago but can't remember where.  If I find it I will let you know.  I printed her on X-Press It Blending Card and colored her with Copics and Promarkers.  I cut her out with MFT Pierced Rectangle die and sponged some SU Bashful Blue ink around the edges.  The image panel and flags are mounted with foam tape.  I printed the sentiment on my computer and cut it our with MFT Fishtail Flags and Fishtail Flags Layers dies.  My card base and mats are SU Crumb Cake CS and Whisper White CS.  I added 3 Recollections white enamel dots along the bottom.  
Here is the inside of my card.  I added a small strip of the DSP from Pebbles Garden Party 6x6 pad, and the sentiment "Special Birthday" is by Hero Arts.

Now I hope you will join us over at Seize the Birthday and play along in our challenge.  My fellow DT members have created some lovely samples to inspire you.  Hope you will join us.

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