Monday, July 28, 2014

Thank You for MFTWSC186 and for Kim and Jody

This is my card for this week's My Favorite Things card sketch #186.    I missed the last two weeks and was happy I got it done this week.   All products are from MFT except the two SU Certainly Celery leaves and the DSP from Echo Park's Summer Bliss 6x6 pad.  I used MFT Sweet Tooth and Natural CS, Upsy Daisy,  Fishtail Flags Stax, Pierced Circle and Circle Stax 2 die-namics.  The sentiment is from LJD Gift Card Greetings II.  The daisy and sentiment panel are mounted with foam tape. I really like the way it turned out.
MFTWSC186
There is a special reason that it is a Thank You card as it is going in the mail to Kim van der Sanden (owner of MFT) and Jody Morrow (Design Team). My friend and I went to a class at MFT on Saturday and I was surprised to meet Kim and Jody.  They said they came in just to meet me as they aren't usually there on Saturdays.  I also met Kim's husband and youngest daughter and Jody's daughter.  Kim said they heard I had a rough year due to my recent family tragedy and wanted to do something nice for me.  They had this beautiful bouquet of pink roses and carnations and also a gift certificate to the store.  I was so surprised and happy that my eyes were a little weepy.  Needless to say I did some happy shopping.  It was a wonderful day.

Kim and I

My friend Barb, Kim, me and Jody

My beautiful flowers.

Barb and I in the adorable MFT classroom.

Lots of MFT goodies.

Sorry my post is so long, but I had to share this happy day.
Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful week.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn


Friday, July 25, 2014

Christmas gift set for CSAYL

Happy Friday my friends.  This week's challenge at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long is to make a gift set.  No sponsor this week.  The winner will be a guest designer in October.

Here is my little gift box and matching Christmas card.
The box and card base are SU Crumb Cake. The mats are SU Real Red, the banners are Old Olive and Very Vanilla. The DSP is from SU Holly Berry Bouquet (retired).   The poinsettias are made from Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia with Real Red and Old Olive CS.  I added yellow rhinestones to the centers. The sentiments are from SU More Merry Messages.  The Very Vanilla layer is embossed with The Paper Studio Holly Leaves EF.
Here are close-up photos of the card and gift box.  I used the negative border cut from the gift box to separate the layers on my card.


Unfortunately I didn't have any goodies to put in the box, but it still turned out cute and will be perfect for a special little gift.  I colored the sentiment with Old Olive and Real Red markers before stamping it.  The flags are cut with MFT Fishtail Flags and Fishtail Flags Layers die-namics.

Don't miss all the great projects by the other designers over on Christmas Stampin' All Year Long.  Hope you will be inspired to play along with us.

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

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thanks So Much for JUGS Color Week #250

I am participating in JUGS color challenge this week and here are the colors:
And here is my card:

The card base and image panel are MFT Sweet Tooth.  The image panel is cut with Spellbinders Classic Ovals die. I used SU Lucky Limeade CS for the large mat and LL ink for the leaves and the sunburst from SU Kinda Eclectic set.  I fussy cut the leaves and cut them apart to place them where I wanted them. The lime stripe DSP is from American Crafts Dots & Stripes.  The scallop mat is SU Old Olive CS cut with Spellbinders Scallop Oval die.  The flowers are from SU Flower Shop and Petite Petals and are stamped in Tempting Turquoise ink.  I stamped off once before stamping them so they wouldn't be so bright.  I layered them with foam tape and added a pearl to the center.  The Lucky Limeade ribbon is from last year's (?) SU Sale-a-Bration.  The sentiment from SU Simply Sketched is stamped in Basic Gray ink.

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

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sequins for Merry Monday #117


This is my card for Merry Monday #117 to use sequins on your card.  I used red sequins on my Winter Wreath by MFT.  I cut two layers from SU Garden Green and Old Olive CS and off-set them for a little more dimension.  The DSP is from an older SU Merry Moments pack.  I embossed it with the SU Decorative Dots EF.  The sentiment is from SU More Merry Messages stamped in black and punched out with SU Large Oval punch.  It is mounted on a Spellbinders Fancy Tags die-cut from Old Olive CS, and mounted on some pretty ribbon from my stash.  The mat is Old Olive and the card base is SU Very Vanilla. 

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

Friday, July 18, 2014

Happy Holidays for CSAYL

Happy Friday morning my friends.  It is time for another challenge over at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long and our sponsor this week is Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.

I am using the layered Christmas Tree from their "Winter Critters" cutting files and the red and tan paper from their "Vintage Christmas Circles & Spots" digital papers.  I layered the parts of the tree, added glitter with a Gelly Roll Clear Glitter pen (which doesn't show up in the photo but is very pretty IRL) and then added some colored rhinestones for a little more bling.  The sentiment is from SU Christmas Lodge set.  I used a Real Red marker to just do the greeting and stamped each word separately and mounted with foam tape.  The tree is mounted with foam tape also.

Now hop over to Christmas Stampin' All Year Long and check out the fabulous creations by the rest of the design team.

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

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Seize The Birthday - Twine or String


Happy Thursday everyone.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday with the option of using "Twine or String" on your birthday project.  I used MFT Natural CS for the card base and the strip with the flowers on it.   I stamped this panel with the MFT Linen Background stamp in SU Sahara Sand ink.  The mats are SU Whisper White.  The scallop border was punched with a SU border punch.  The floral DSP is from Authentique's Latest and Greatest 6x6 pad.  The flowers are from SU Flower Shop stamped in Regal Rose ink and then sponged lightly with the same ink.  I stitched some pink thread through the buttons before adding them with glue dots, and then mounted then with foam tape.  The leaves are from SU Stippled Blossoms in Wild Wasabi ink.  I used my new Our Daily Bread Designs Pennant Swag 2 for the sentiment stamped in SU Marina Mist ink and cut it out with the matching Pennant Swag 2 die.  I cut the ends off and added blue Baker's Twine bows and also glued the twine across the top of the pennants. I also added little pieces of foam tape behind each banner.  

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

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Merry Monday #116 - Green and White

ETA:  Yay, my card was an Honorable Mention at Merry Monday.

This is my card for LeAnne's challenge over at Merry Monday - Create a card in shades of green and white.  I used MFT Smooth White CS and SU Wild Wasabi CS, SU Gumball Green dotted ribbon and Gumball Green ink for the sentiment.  The sentiment is from SU Many Merry Messages (retired).  I embossed just the top portion of the white panel with SU Finial Press EF.  The poinsettia is from Poppystamps, Inc. Blooming Poinsettia die.  I lightly sponged Certainly Celery ink over the center piece and mounted it with foam tape.

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