Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas Card Challenges -

Good Sunday Morning.  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  It is time for a new challenge at Christmas Card Challenges.  We have a photo inspiration (penguin) for you this week.


ETA:  My card was picked as an Honorable Mention over at Merry Monday.

I used this adorable "Bundled Penguins" by Stampendous, stamped it in Mememto Tuxedo Black and colored them with Copics.  The card base is MFT Smooth White and the black mats are from a Recollections paper pack.  The red DSP is from Pebbles Welcome Christmas 6x6 pad and the green is from Lawn Fawn's Peace Joy Love 6x6 pad.  The sentiment is from Flourishes Christmas Candles stamp set and punched with a SU scalloped oval punch.  I also punched the black oval and cut it in half and off set it a little for the mat.

Now you need to check out all the great cards by my fellow teammates over at Christmas Card Challenges.  I hope you will play along with us this week.

I am linking my card to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Winter Inspiration.  Snow and penguins are definitely winter themed. :)

and Merry Monday which is a for a winter themed Christmas card.

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

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Seize the Birthday - Silver and Gold

Happy Thursday friends.  I am trying to get a regular posting mode again.  I saw the orthopedist and he said my arm was healing and I only needed to wear the sling if I felt I needed it.  Also, I have to start physical therapy now and go back to the doctor in 3 weeks.  I am thankful to be out of that sling. :)
Now that that is out of the way, it is time for a new Seize the Birthday challenge and this time we have the "toppings" option of using silver and gold.  Here is my card using the "toppings" option.

My card base is MFT Smooth White.  The black panel was die-cut with a die from MFT Blueprints 1.  The gold stripe vellum is from SU.  I die-cut the sentiment from Brushed Silver CS using Happy Birthday #3 Sizzix die.  The balloon from SU Crazy for Cupcakes (retired) was stamped and embossed in silver embossing powder and then stamped and embossed in gold.  I then stamped the balloon on Brushed Silver and Brushed Gold, fussy cut them out and adhered them over the embossed outline.

Now you need 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 for stopping by.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

December Viva Dare

Verve's Diva Dare for December is to choose our favorite Verve creation or make a new one.  I perused my blog and found a couple I am sharing.  It is hard to just choose one. :)

The first one  is from  my July 3rd post here:

This is my second choice from Aug. 27, 2012 here:

I hope you enjoy reading about my Verve creations.  Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Sunday, December 14, 2014

CAS for Christmas Card Challenges

Good Sunday Morning my friends.  I have a new card for Christmas Card Challenges which is CAS this week.  I am not too good at CAS (clean and simple) but here is my card.  I am still working mostly with my left hand but have been able to use my right hand a little also, just not moving my right upper arm much.


The white is MFT Whisper White, the green is SU Wild Wasbi and the red is SU Real Red.  I stamped the ornament from SU Ornament Keepsakes in Real Red and cut it out with the matching framelits die.  The sentiment is from SU More Merry Messages also stamped in Real Red and cut with MFT Pierced Fishtail Flags and Fishtail Flags Layers dies.  Both are mounted with foam tape.   The bow is cut with a Memory Box die.  The white panel is embossed with Darice Snowflakes and Swirls EF.

If you haven't checked out all the fabulous cards by the designers at Christmas Card Challenges, you should.  I hope you will be inspired to play along.

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

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Christmas Card Challenges

Good morning everyone.  This is my first post as a Design Team member for Christmas Card Challenges and we have a color challenge for you.  I am excited to be a part of this fabulous team.  I wasn't sure if I would have a card to share due to my recent accident, but I am plugging along with my left hand.

Here is the color challenge photo :

Here is my card.
I used MFT Smooth White CS and DSP from DCWV Ledger Stack (gray) and Lawn Fawn Peace Joy Love 6x6 pad (green).   SU Garden Geen for the leaves.  The poinsettia was made with the Spellinders die, I inked it before removing the dies, and then added a silver glitter brad by Recollections.  The silver ribbon is from SU.  The sentiment if from SU Greetings of the Season stamped in Garden Green and cut with Spellbinders Classic Oval & Scalloped Oval dies.

Thanks for stopping by.  Now check out all the great inspiration by my team members over at Christmas Card Challenges.

  Alanna    Carol    Donna     Gail    Heather     Jessica   JoAnn  Lisa  Margo     Marsha     Monica     Shirley Anne     Tenia

 I hope you will join us this week.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn



Thursday, December 4, 2014

Seize the Birthday

Yay, I was able to make a card (mostly left-handed and typing with my left hand) for the first time in almost 2 weeks.  I saw the doctor Tuesday and he said to continue keeping my fractured arm in a sling and take it out twice a day and let it hang down so I don't get a frozen elbow..  I can move my hand but not my upper arm, where the fracture is.  I go back in 2 weeks for a check-up and more x-rays.

It is Thursday and time for Seize The Birthday.  It is anything goes, no toppings.


For my card I used MFT Whisper White and SU Rose Red CS & DSP.  I stamped the flower from SU Beautiful Bunch and sentiment (no name) in SU Rose Red.  The flower is punched with the matching Fun Flower punch.  I added pearls to the center.  The sentiment is cut with Spellbinders Circle & Scalloped Circle dies.
Both were moounted with foam tape.  The MFT Layered Leaves die is cut from SU Pistachio Pudding. I left the punch out sections in for more interest.

I am linking to Just Us Girls also as it is Wild Card week - anything goes.


I hope you will check out all the fabulous cards by my teammates at Seixe the Birthday and play along with us.

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

Friday, November 28, 2014

NO CARDS FOR AWHILE

Hello friends,
Just wanted to let you know I won't be posting for awhile :( as I have a fractured right shoulder from a fall the day before Thanksgiving.  I am typing with my left hand, which is no fun. :)
Please keep me in your prayers.  Thanks a lot.
JoAnn