Thursday, February 11, 2016

Cupcake for Seize the Birthday

Hello friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time we have a "Toppings" option of using cupcakes or candy on your birthday creation.


For my card I used this cute PI Hello Cupcake image from My Favorite Things (sorry, it has been discontinued).  I colored her with Copics and fussy cut her out.  I mounted her with foam tape on a panel cut with Lil' Inkers  Stitched Mats: Rounded Rectangles.  The sentiment is from an older MFT set Birthday Balloons Jolinne (also discontinued), which I fussy cut also.  The DSP panel and paper-pieced dress are from an American Crafts 6x6 pad (no name on it).  I used SU Lost Lagoon CS for the mats.  The card base is Coredinations Heavy White Card.  I tied a piece of aqua Baker's Twine around the top and my card was done.

You should check out all the fabulous creations by my teammates over at Seize the Birthday.  We have some great ideas to inspire you.  I hope you will join us this time.  You have until Tuesday, Feb. 23rd @ 9:00 AM (PST) (12:00 noon EST) to enter our challenge.

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

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Happy Holidays

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


I used SU Midnight Muse for the card base and for the main panel, which was cut with a die from MFT Blueprints 1.  I used Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow Stencil and modeling paste to create the snow fall.  The DSP is from American Crafts Jack Frost 6x6 pad.  I fussy cut the Santa image from SU Home for Christmas DSP and mounted him with foam tape.  I made the roof top with SU Crumb Cake CS, inked the edges, and tore some white for the snow.  The white was inked with Crumb Cake ink and MFT Small Brick Stencil.  The sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping Festive Frames set, and is mounted with foam tape.

Make sure you check out all the fabulous creations by my teammates over at Christmas Card Challenges.  I hope you you will join us this week.

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


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

JUGS Challenge #328


This is my card for this week's JUGS Challenge - tic-tac-toe.
I used the middle column - Die-cuts, Stamps, Flowers, and made my card for a couple at church.  I used spellbinders Rose Creations dies for the flower and added a black pearl brad to the center; MFT Pierced Fancy Flourish die for the black flourish; and MFT Pierced Fishtail Flags die for the black flag mat.  The sentiment is from Verve's Love Story stamp set.  MFT Blueprints 20 die for the black scalloped mat.  The DSP is from American Crafts Crimson 6x6 pad.

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

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Christmas Card Challenges #9

Good morning friends.  This week we have a new challenge for you at Christmas Card Challenges, and it is anything goes as long as it is for Christmas.


My card base is Coredinations Heavy White Card, 110 #, and the black mats are Recollections CS.  The DSP is from Teresa Collins Candy Cane Land 6x6 pad.  The stripe paper is the reverse of the green paper.  I thought the design went well with the trees in the image, which is by Hampton Arts.  I stamped it in Tuxedo Black ink, colored with Promarkers, and fussy cut it.  The sentiment on the banner is small but I think you can make it out, it says "have a cozy little".

Now check out the rest of the design team's creations over at Christmas Card Challenges.  I hope you will join us this week.

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

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Seize the Birthday - Sketch Challenge

Hello friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this week we have a sketch for our "Toppings" option.



I used Cordinations Heavy White Card for my card base and the circle, which was embossed with a Sizzix Music EF.  The circles were cut from MFT Pierced Circles and Circles Stax 2 dies.  The pink DSP and mats are from an older Making Memories Kate 6x6 pad.  The green DSP is from American Crafts Hip Hip Hooray 6x6 pad.  I stamped the flowers from MFT Scribble Roses in SU Pretty in Pink ink and die cut the matching Scribbles Roses Overlay die from Regal Rose CS.  I fussy cut them and added the leaves cut from Certainly Celery CS with the MFT Royal Leaves die.  The flowers are mounted with foam tape.  The sentiment is from SU Something to Celebrate.

Now check out all the fabulous cards by my teammates over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope you will join us this time.

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

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Toasty Greetings

Good Morning friends.  We have a new challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges and this week it is a color challenge.



I used this cute snowman set from MFT Toasty Greetings.  I stamped the snowman and paper-pieced his coat and hat with some scraps on my desk.  I colored his scarf with Copics and fussy cut him out.  I added a mixture of Flower Soft and Fun Flock to his coat and hat trim.  I colored the fire with Copics and fussy cut it also.  The greeting is from the same set and I cut the banner ends and mounted it with foam tape.  I stamped the MFT Snowfall Background on Sno Cone CS and embossed with white embossing powder.  I tore a scrap piece of white for the snow at the bottom and mounted the snowman and fire with foam tape.  The DSP is from MFT Homespun Gingham paper pack.  The card base and mats are Coredinations Heavy White Card. 

Now check out all the fabulous creations by the team over at Christmas Card Challenges. I hope you will be inspired to join us this week.

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

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Happy Birthday for JUGS and MFTWSC264


This is my card for this week's Just Us Girls challenge #326 using My Favorite Things WSC264.
I used SU Bashful Blue and Night of Navy CS and the DSP is from American Crafts Jack Frost 6x6 pad, which includes the lt. blue, dark blue and white for the challenge.  The scallop mat is cut with a die from MFT Blueprints 20.  The large star is a SU punch and the small star is cut with a die from MFT Rock and Roll (discontinued).  The stars are mounted with foam tape. The Happy Birthday is cut using MFT Arrow Greetings.  I cut the letters off of the arrows.  I added a rhinestone at each end to finish up my card.

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