Saturday, March 25, 2017

Welcome Little One

Today I am joining in a blog hop to welcome Lesley and Corey Croghan's little one, due in April.  Be sure to check out what all the participants have to share for Lesley and Corey on Lori Turner's blog.  It was wonderful of her to do this for Lesley.
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I met Lesley through being on the Seize the Birthday and The Dynamic Duos design teams, and also by participating in several of the challenge blogs she created.  She is a very sweet lady and very talented.
 Congratulations Lesley, I am so happy for you and Cory.  

For my card I used SU Blushing Bride CS and DSP (from an older pad).  The image and sentiment are from Sugar Pea Designs Bundle of Joy.  I colored the image with Copics, fussy cut it, and mounted it with foam tape.  The sentiment is cut with MFT Pierced Circle and Circle Stax 2.  I added 3 dots with Nuvo Jewel Drops Rosewater.  The white panel is embossed with SU Happy Heart EF.

This is a look at the inside.  I found the saying on the left side on line, typed it up and cut it with Spellbinders Floral Oval die.  The sentiment on the right is from the same Sugar Pea Designs set.


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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Have an Amazing Birthday

Hello crafty friends.  It is Thursday and time for a new challenge over at Seize the Birthday.  Our "Toppings" option this time is to use black & white with a splash of one other color.


For my card I added the splash of color with the SU Botanical Builder Framelits and MFT Electric Red CS.  I shaped the flower a little and added a rhinestone to the center. The DSP is from an older Carta Bella Words of Love 6x6 pad.  The circles are cut with MFT Pierced Circles, Circle Stax 2 and MFT Fishtail Flags and Fishtail Flags Layers dies.  The sentiment is from Verve's Poppy Birthday set.  The white panel is embossed with Sizzix Dot Swirl EF.

I am linking up over at The Flower Challenge also.


Be sure you check out all the fabulous cards by the designers over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope you will be inspired to join us.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Sieze the Birthday

Hello friends and happy Thursday.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time it is "Anything Goes" as long as it is for a birthday.

We have a new Guest Designer, Anita Bowden.  Help us welcome Anita by visiting her wonderful blog and leaving her some love?


For my card I used DSP from Authentique Latest & Greatest 6x6 pad (I love the pink & black color combo).  I matted everything with black.  The scallop mat is cut with an MFT Blueprints 20 die.  The white panel is embossed with a retired SU EF.  The banners were cut with MFT Pierced Fishtail Flags Stax and Fishtail Flags Layers Stax.  The flower is made with Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Fleur set.  I sponged the flower petals  with SU Pink Pirouette ink after stamping and die-cutting them with the matching dies.  The leaves are from Heartfelt Creations Botanical Rose set and cut with Botanical Wings die.   I added a yellow enamel dot to the center of the flower.  The sentiment is from Verve Happy Birthday Plain Jane stamp.

Be sure to check out all the fabulous creations by the design team over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope you will join us.  Can't wait to see what you create.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thinking of You

I made this card for a friend, who is having surgery, using this week's Just Us Girls photo week challenge.
The red frame is cut from SU Real Red CS with a Mama Elephant Framed Tags die, and mounted with foam tape.  The sentiment and tulips are from MFT LJD Spring Tulips.  I die cut two layers of  MFT Grassy Edgers and glued one to the card base and one under the edge of the frame for some dimension.  The tulips are mounted with foam tape between the grass layers.  I sponged the clouds on using Taylored Expressions Cloud Border Die and SU Bashful Blue ink.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, February 27, 2017

Anniversary Wishes

This is a card I made for a couple at church.  I used scraps of DSP in my stash so I am not sure where they are from.  The sentiment is from Verve Love Story (which has been discontinued).  The hearts are Heart Trio die by The Cat's Pajamas (I couldn't find it on their webside).  The white panel is embossed with a retired SU embossing folder.  The black scallop mat is cut with MFT Blueprints 20 die.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Happy Birthday for Just Us Girls

I am sharing a card for the Just Us Girls Challenge Color Week.
I love these colors together and had to play along, although I am just now getting to post my card.  The card base, ribbon strip (punched with a retired SU border punch) and leaves are SU Crumb Cake.  The red DSP is from American Crafts Crimson 6x6 pad.   The flowers and leaves are made with Heartfelt Creations Botanical Rose and Botanical Wings matching die.  I stamped the flowers on SU Real Red, cut them out, shaped them and layered together.  I added a black enamel dot to the centers.  The sentiment from SU Perfectly Penned (retired) is stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder on the black mat.

I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches but I rotated it and used the 2 flowers for the circle element.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a great weekend.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, February 20, 2017

Happy 1st Birthday

I am sharing a special card I was asked to make.  The flamingo is copied from the invitation and I mounted it to cardstock and fussy cut it.  The invitation has a foliage border all around it and light pink stripes in the background, along with the flamingo.
I stamped the stripes in SU Pink Pirroutte ink with my new MFT Distressed Stripes background stamp (a perfect match to the invitation).  I added various leaves with older punches and the pine branch is by Diemond Dies.  The flowers are Heartfelt Creations Botanical Roses sponged with Daffodil Delight ink, and a golden rhinestone to the centers.  The sentiment is from PTI Just A Number except for the ST which is from SU Memorable Moments.  I used SU Mossy Meadow to stamp the sentiment.  The flamingo is mounted with foam tape.  

I think she will be very happy with the card and I am pleased that it turned out like the invitation.

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

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn