Thursday, June 30, 2016

Seize the Birthday - Birds, Bees or Butterflies

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 Birds, Bees or Butterflies on your birthday card.

I looked through my stamps for a bird, but ended up using these butterflies from SU Papillon Potpourri.  I stamped them in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with Copics to match the colors in the DSP.  I fussy cut them and added rhinestones to the bodies.  I added sparkle with my Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen.  You can see it better in the photo below.  Also, green and coral stripes in the DSP are glittered. (Very pretty IRL)  The DSP is from DCWV Mango Frost Mat Stack.  The sentiment is from a stamp I got at JoAnn's, but it doesn't have a name on it.  The sentiment is matted with a Spellbinders Lacey Square die cut.  The large scallop mat is cut with an MFT Blueprints 20 die and the card base is my favorite, Coordinations Heavy White Card.


You should check out all the fabulous cards by my teammates over at Seize the Birthday.  I am sure you will be inspired and I hope you play along.

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



Thursday, June 16, 2016

Little Bear for Seize the Birthday

Hello friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time it is "Anything Goes" for a birthday.  No "toppings" option this time.



I used this cute Little Bear Birthday digi image from Bugaboo Stamps.  I colored him with Promarkers and cut him out with a Pierced Circle die by MFT, and matted it with SU Lost Lagoon die cut with MFT Circle Stax 2 die.  All the mats are Lost Lagoon and the scallop mat is cut with a die from MFT Blueprints 20.  The DSP is from SU Moonlight Paper Stack.

Be sure to check out all the fabulous creations by the designers over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope you will play along with us.

I am entering my card over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Animal Magic.


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

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Happy Birthday for a Friend


This is a card I made for a friend who's birthday is tomorrow.  I used SU Perfect Plum DSP and ink.  I stamped Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Fleur in Perfect Plum on white CS and then sponged the ink over them.  I fussy cut them out and sponged just the petal tips with more ink.  I added Wink of Stella glitter pen to the petals (which doesn't show up in the photo).  I added  lavender pearls to the centers.  The leaves are from Heartfelt Creations Open Leaf set, stamped and sponged with SU Pear Pizzazz ink.  The sentiment is SU Beautiful Birthday (retired) stamped in Perfect Plum ink.  The white panel is cut with Spellbinders A2 Filigree Delight and the center oval is mounted with foam tape.

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

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Another Anniversary Card

Here is another anniversary card for a couple at church.



For my card I used two Cheery Lynn Dies - Two of Hearts (the largest heart) and 2 of the Mini Fanciful Flourish.  I cut the flourishes apart to fit my design.  The flowers are from SU Petite Petals stamped with black ink on red CS and punched with the matching punch.  I mounted the flowers, heart and sentiment panel with foam tape.  I added pearls to the flower centers.  The sentient is from SU Teeny Tiny Wishes (retired), and cut with an MFT Pierced Fishtail Flag die.  The card base is SU Crumb Cake (kraft).

Since I used two Cheery Lynn Dies I am entering their challenge here.
Cheery Lynn Designs Blog

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

Happy Anniversary

We have several June anniversaries and birthdays at church so I am busy trying to get some cards done.  Here is an anniversary card for a sweet young couple at church.

I used my new Botanical Builder Framelits from SU and Recollections Pink CS and SU Old Olive CS for the flowers and leaves.  I added the white stamens to the flowers and pearls to the centers.  The sentiment is from Verve's Love Story set and cut with a die from MFT Pierced Fishtail Flags.  The embossed panel is made with Cuttlebug Modern Wallpaper EF.  I matted it with SU Crumb Cake and the card base is Coredinations Heavy White Card.

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

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Seize the Birthday - Sunshine

Hello friends and Happy Thursday.  I haven't been posting as I had foot surgery on May 12th and am recuperating at home.  I have started physical therapy and hopefully next week, will get to loose this big, black boot I have to wear. :)

Anyway, it is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and I was able to gather a few supplies and make my card.  This time we have the option of having sunshine on your card.


For my card I used the SU Kinda Eclectic set for the sunshine and this cute penguin and tree from MFT Penguins in Paradise.   Doesn't he look like he is enjoying the sunshine?  I mounted him and the tree with foam tape.  I tore a piece of MFT Natural CS for the sand and sponged some water  with a couple of different blue inks and the clouds with SU Bashful Blue ink.  The sentiment is from SU Birthday Blossoms.  The green scallop panel is cut with a die from MFT Blueprints 20 and SU Wild Wasabi CS.

Now check out all the fabulous creations by my teammates over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope you will be inspired to play along.

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

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Dimension for Seize the Birthday

Hello friends and happy Thursday.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time we have the "Toppings" option of "Dimension" on your birthday project.


For my card I used my new frame die by Mama Elephant called Framed Tags.    I mounted it with foam tape for dimension.  The flowers are from SU Bloom With Hope.  I stamped them a second time and fussy cut them after coloring with Copics.  They are mounted with foam tape also.  I added some tiny yellow buttons from my stash to the centers.  The sentiment is a stamp from JoAnn's and it doesn't have a name on it.  It is similar to SU Beautiful Birthday, but is smaller in size.

This photo shows the dimension of the frame and flowers.

Be sure to check out all the fabulous creations by my teammates over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope you will be inspired to play along with us.

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