Sunday, May 1, 2016

Joyous Noel

Happy Sunday friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Christmas Card Challenges and this week we have a photo challenge for you.


I was inspired by the red in the photo to make my card.  The DSP is from an older Studio Calico Wonderland 6x6 pad.  The border was on the edge of the paper and I cut it off, matted it and placed it across the middle.  The sentiment and image is from Verve Joyous Noel stamped in MFT Electric Red.  I punched the snetiment out with an oval punch and fussy cut the black mat.  The poinsettia image is layered with foam tape between the layers.  Both the image and sentiment are mounted with foam tape.

The designers have made some wonderful cards to inspire you.  Check them out over at Christmas Card Challenges.  I hope you will join us this week.

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

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Season's Greetings for Merry Monday

This is my second post today, please scroll down for my Christmas Card Challenges post.


This week's Merry Monday challenge was to use purple, silver and white on your Christmas card.  I was able to get my card done at the last minute so I am linking it up.
The card base and white panel are Coredinations Heavy White Card.  I used silver foil paper from Hobby Lobby and purple glitter paper from DCWV Glitzy Brights pad.  The silver scallop panel is cut with a die from MFT Blueprints 20.  Seasons Greetings is a Poppy Stamps die and the ornament is cut with SU Delicate Ornaments Thinlets die, mounted with foam tape.  The bow is a Memory Box die.  I don't remember the name of the embossing folder, it is an older one.

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

Merry Christmas for Christmas Card Challenges Week 21

Good Morning Friends.  We have an "Anything Goes" for Christmas Card Challenges this week.  You can check out all the details over on the blog.  I hope you will join us this week.


For my card I used my new (to me) Reverse Confetti wreath die cut in SU Garden Green.  I mounted it to a panel embossed with SU Boho Chic EF, and added some red pearls and a bow made with SU 1/8" Real Red ribbon.  The sentiment is from MFT Christmas Ornaments set (retired) stamped in Real Red ink and the banner is from SU Bloomin' Love.  The card base is also Garden Green.

Make sure you check out all the fabulous creations by the designers over at Christmas Card Challenges and join us this week.

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


Thursday, April 21, 2016

Happy Birthday for Seize the Birthday

Hello friends.  It is Thursday and time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday..  There is no option this week, so it is "Anything Goes" for a birthday.

I used the Viva la Verve  April sketch one.
I had to use my favorite Verve flower from the retired set "One Person".  I stamped in on SU Baha Breeze CS, fussy cut it out and layered the large bloom.  I sponged the edges after cutting them out and added a black enamel dot to the centers.  The sentiment is Verve's Happy Birthday Plain Jane.  I love the fonts in this sentiment.  I cut it with MFT Pinking Edge Squares die and matted it with black.   I added the black/white Bakers Twine. The DSP is SU Baha Breeze.

Now check out all the fabulous creations by my teammates over at Seize the Birthday.  I look forward to seeing all your fabulous entries in the gallery.

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

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Happy Birthday

I made my card for a sweet lady at church using JUGS Challenge #339 - use lavender, peach and ivory.  
I had to do some thinking on these colors and tried several things before decided on this finished card.  I CASEd myself with a card I made here.   I used SU Very Vanilla CS for the card base and the 2 main panels.  The first panel is embossed with SU Filigree Frame EF.  The next panel is cut with Creative Expressions Californian Collection-Beverly Hills die by Sue Wilson.  I stamped Verve's Happy Birthday Plain Jane in black ink.  The flowers from SU Petite Petals are stamped in Crisp Cantaloupe (I tried Peach Parfait, but it looked yellow) and Wisteria Wonder inks.  I punched them out with the matching punch and sponged the edges of the petals and added ivory pearls to the centers.  The leaves from SU Peaceful Petals is stamped in Crumb Cake ink on Sahara Sand CS.  After fussy cutting them out, I sponged them with Crumb Cake ink.  Both vanilla panels are mounted with foam tape for dimension.

Since this is a girlie card, I also am entering in this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

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

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas - Merry Monday

This is my second post today.  Scroll down for my Christmas Card Challenges post.


This is my card for this week's Merry Monday #200 challenge.  You have a choice of 4 themes and I chose the snowman theme.
I used this cute Country Snowman by Stampendous.  I stamped him in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on X-Press It Blending Card and colored him with Promarkers.  I added a mixture of Flower Soft and Fun Flock to his mitten cuffs and the snow.  The DSP is from American Crafts Wish List 6x6 pad.  The sentiment is from a retired SU set called Christmas Punch.  I stamped it in MFT Electric Red and then trimmed the brackets off and matted it with black.  The snowman panel and sentiment are mounted with foam tape.

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


Tidings of Comfort & Joy

Good Morning friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Christmas Card Challenges and this week we have a color challenge for you.

My card was quick and easy.  I was browsing through my Christmas papers and found this one in a Recollections Cranberry Christmas Stack.  I stamped the sentiment from SU Word Play (retired) in MFT Electric Red ink and went over the word Joy with my Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen - you can barely see it in the photo.  I used Spellbinders Circle and Scalloped Circle dies to cut out the sentiment and black mat.  The tan mat is part of the DSP.  I mounted the sentiment with foam tape.  See, I told you it was quick and easy.  I don't make too many of these.

I am also entering this in Curtain Call's Keep It Simple challenge.



You should check out all the great creations by my teammates over at Christmas Card Challenges.  I hope you will play along with us.

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