Sunday, August 31, 2014

Merry Christmas for Merry Monday #123 & JUGS #256

Good morning my blogging friends.  Today I combined two challenges for my card - Merry Monday Christmas Challenge (use a wreath on your card) and Marisa's challenge on JUGS Wild Card Week (anything other than a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 card).  

I made a center step card and made it a Christmas card with a wreath.
My card base is SU Whisper White and the mats are Real Red CS.  The DSP is from the Lawn Fawn Peace, Love & Joy 6x6 pad.  The sentiment and wreath are from Verve's O Christmas Tree set.  I stamped both in Mememto Tuxedo Black ink and colored the wreath with Promarkers and cut it out.  I paper-pieced the bow with Real Red CS and added gold rhinestones to the centers of the poinsettias.  I then mounted it with foam dimensionals and added the two green buttons tied with white Baker's Twine.  The die-cut flourish is from MFT's Formal Flourish

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

Friday, August 29, 2014

Christmas Blessings for Christmas Stampin' All Year Long

Our challenge this week at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long is to use dies.  Grab Our Badge!
I have used the Poppystamps Blooming Poinsettia in SU Pink Pirouette and Pear Pizzazz CS, and Spellbinders Floral Ovals dies.  I inked the edge of the oval die and the sentiment is Verve's Christmas Blessings stamped in SU Going Gray ink.  The flower and oval are mounted with foam tape.  I added some pearls to the flower center.  The DSP is from American Crafts Jolly 6x6 pad.

I hope you will hop over to the CSAYL blog and check out the fabulous cards by the other designers and play along in this week's challenge.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Seize the Birthday - Black and White

Happy Thursday my friends.  It is black & white week at Seize the Birthday
 Here is my card.
The card base is MFT Smooth White CS and the mats are SU Basic Black.  The DSP is from  My Mind's Eye Meadow Lark 6x6 pad.  The lacey scallop border is made with a Martha Stewart punch.  The flower is MFT Gerbera Daisy  (also at SSS) and mounted with foam dimensionals.  The leaves are made with the MFT Layered Leaves die (also at SSS) and the banner is made with MFT Pierced Fishtail Flags die (also at SSS) and Fishtail Flags Layers die (also at SSS).

I am also linking my card to this week's Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Now you need to check out all the fabulous cards by the Designers over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope you will be inspired to play along.  Remember you don't have to use the option (B&W), you can just make a regular birthday project.  We love to see your creations.

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

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Happy Birthday

I made this card for my great-grandson's birthday.  He will be 3 this Saturday.  The image is Balloon Trevor by Sugarplums stamps.  I stamped him on X-Press It Blending Card using Mememto Tuxedo Black ink and colored him with Copics.  I paper-pieced the balloon and shirt.  I sponged the edges of both pieces and also added a white hi-light to the balloon.  He is mounted with foam tape.  The sentiment from SU Something To Celebrate is stamped in Real Red ink.  The DSP is from Imaginisce B-Day Bash Build A Card Pad.  The mats are Real Red CS, and the card base is MFT Smooth White CS.

Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday challenge is Anything Goes, so I am linking my card up there.

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

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Birthday Wishes for MFTWSC190



MFTWSC190
This is my card for the weekly sketch at My Favorite Things.  The card base is MFT Smooth White and the mats are SU Blackberry Bliss.  The DSP is from the SU Moonlight DSP pad.  The curve is cut with a die from Blueprints 16.  The sentiment is from Birthday Chalkboard Greetings (stamped in Blackberry Bliss) and the  cupcake is from Sweet Birthday Wishes. I masked sections of the cupcake and stamped it in Blackberry Bliss and then Hello Honey.  I used a blending pen to add ink to the top of the cupcake and then mounted it with foam tape.  The glittered adhesive dot in the corner is by Recollections from Michael's.  It is brown, but has a purplish tint so it goes with the Blackberry Bliss CS.

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

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Peace on Earth for Merry Monday




This is my card for Merry Monday Christmas challenge #122 to use black, gold and silver.  I used SU Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum for the gold stripes and attached it to the card front.  The black scallop mat is cut with MFT Blueprints 1 dies, and the silver panel and image panel are cut with MFT Pierced Rectangle dies.  The main image is from a Hero Arts set and the sentiment is from an Inspired by Stamping set. Both are stamped with Versamark and embossed with black embossing powder.  The black scallop panel is mounted with foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a Blessed Sunday.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

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