Friday, October 31, 2014

Merry Christmas for Christmas Stampin' All Year

Yea, it is Friday and time for a new challenge at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long.  This week we do not have a sponsor, but the winner will get to be a Guest Designer in November.  The challenge is "anything goes" (as long as it is a Christmas project) and we have a past Mojo Monday sketch for inspiration.
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My card base is MFT Electric Red and the embossed panel is MFT Smooth White.  I used an embossing folder by Darice.  The DSP is from Lost & Found Christmas by My Mind's Eye and the mats are SU Wild Wasabi.  The sentiment is from MFT Christmas Ornaments stamped in Electric Red ink.  I printed the digi image on X-Press It Blending Card and colored him with Promarkers.  I used the Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil and Golden Light Molding Paste to add the snow dots.

Now check out all the fabulous creations by my fellow teammates over at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long.  I hope you will play along with us this week.  Remember, you have a chance to be a guest designer in November.

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

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Hello Dear Friend


I combined two challenges for my card:  MFTWSC199 
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and Just Us Girls Challenge - photo inspiration
I chose the sunflowers in the photo and used MFT Sunflower dies and Leaf-Filled Flourish die.  The sunflower is cut from SU Daffodil Delight and Soft Suede for the center.  I cut two layers of each size and staggered the petals when layering them. I sponged the edges of the petals with Soft Suede ink.  The flourish is cut from SU Old Olive.  The sentiment is from MFT Blissful Butterflies stamped in SU Chocolate Chip ink.  For the background I stamped MFT Wood Plank Background in SU Crumb Cake ink on MFT Natural CS and cut 1-1/8" squares and adhered them to a Soft Suede panel.  The card base and banner are from MFT Whip Cream CS.  The banner is cut with MFT Fishtail Flags Stax die.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.  I appreciate your comments.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Viva La Verve and Viva Dare

This is my second post today, please scroll down for my Merry Monday card or click HERE.

I made my card using Viva La Verve Oct. Wk. 2 sketch, and also for Verve October Viva Dare - Pink Power.

My card base is SU Pretty in Pink and the mats are Crumb Cake (Kraft).  The banner and flower are also Pretty In Pink.  The DSP is from Recollections Little Princess Paper Pad.  The sentiment and flower are from Verve's One Person (discontinued).  This is my favorite Verve flower and I use it a lot.  I love this sentiment also and thought it would be encouring for someone.  I stamped the flower twice and cut out the smaller layer on one of them, shaped the petals and added a Recollections Enamel Dot to the center.  The banner is cut with Verve's Pennant Trim die.  The circles are cut with MFT Circle Stax 1 and 2 dies.

I am also linking to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Use Kraft
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.  Your comments are greatly appreciated.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Merry Monday #131 - Non Traditional Colors

Good morning my friends.  Today I am sharing my card for Merry Monday #131 - use non-traditional colors on your Christmas card.
I had this cute snowman digi image on my computer, sorry I can't remember where I got it from :(   I printed him on X-Press It Blending card and colored him with Promarkers and cut him out.  He is mounted with foam tape on the panel cut with Spellbinders Labels 17.  I added some Polar White Flower Soft to the bottom for the snow.  I traced the die on the back of the glitter paper and cut the mat out by hand as the next size die was too large.  The snowflakes are from a Martha Stewart punch.  The white panel is embossed with A2 Snowflakes by The Paper Studio.  The glitter paper is from DCWV Glitzy Brights stack.  The card base is SU Elegant Eggplant.

I am also entering my card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Monday Challenge Blog
Christmas Card Challenge.  Here is their inspiration photo.

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

Friday, October 24, 2014

Christmas Stampin All Year Long

It's Friday and time for another challenge at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long.  Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps and the winner will receive 7 digi images of their choice.  
We have an inspiration photo to get you inspired to play along.
Here is my card:
I was inspired by the green gingham table cloth and the stripes in the centerpiece.  I printed this sweet Christmas Ava Mistletoe Fairy image from Bugaboo Stamps on X-Press It Blending Card and colored her with Copics and Promarkers.  I cut her out with MFT Circle Stax 1 and the mat with Circle Stax 2.  The green gingham is stamped with MFT Textile Backgrounds with SU Gumball Green ink.  The red stripe is from MME Merry Little Christmas 6x6 pad.  The sentiment is from MFT Christmas Ornaments.  The white panel is embossed with Sizzix Stars & Swirls EF.
The image panel and sentiment are mounted with foam tape.  The card base is MFT Electric Red.

Now check out the fabulous cards by my teammates over at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long.  I hope you will be inspired to play along with us.

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

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Washi Tape for Seize the Birthday

Hello stamping friends.  It's Thursday and time for another Seize the Birthday challenge.  This week our option is to use Washi tape on your card.  
Here's my card:
My card base, flower and mats are SU Real Red.  The white is MFT Sweet Tooth.  I made my own background paper by adding rows of Recollections Paper Tape on an angle.  I like how it turned out.  I used Spellbinders Floral Ovals and Classic Ovals for the sentiment panel.  The sentiment is SU Fancy Birthday stamped in Real Red ink.  It is mounted with foam tape.  The flower is made with MFT Layered Rose and Royal Leaves dies.  The leaves are cut from SU Certainly Celery.  I added a button tied with twine to the center of the flower. The white panel is embossed with a retired SU EF.

I hope you will check out all the fabulous cards by my teammates over at Seize the Birthday and play along with us.  Remember you don't have to use Washi Tape, but it does have to be a birthday project.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Happy Anniversary for MFTWSC#198

I made an anniversary card for my brother & SIL using this week's MFTWSC#198
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The card base is SU Early Espresso, the white is MFT Sweet Tooth, and the DSP is from MME Collectable "Unforgettable" 6x6 pad.  The MFT Gerbera Daisy is cut from SU Pink Pirouette.  I used dies from Blueprints 1, 2 and 18.  I added pen-stitching around the top element and a pink button, from my stash, tied with white Baker's Twine.  The sentiment is from Verve's Love Story.

I am also sharing my card over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.
Simon Monday Challenge Blog

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.  I hope you have a wonderful day.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn