Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Happy Anniversary for MFTWSC#198

I made an anniversary card for my brother & SIL using this week's MFTWSC#198
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The card base is SU Early Espresso, the white is MFT Sweet Tooth, and the DSP is from MME Collectable "Unforgettable" 6x6 pad.  The MFT Gerbera Daisy is cut from SU Pink Pirouette.  I used dies from Blueprints 1, 2 and 18.  I added pen-stitching around the top element and a pink button, from my stash, tied with white Baker's Twine.  The sentiment is from Verve's Love Story.

I am also sharing my card over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.
Simon Monday Challenge Blog

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

Friday, October 17, 2014

Merry Monday #130 - Silent Night

This is my 2nd post today.  Please scroll down for my CSAYL card.


When I saw LeAnne's challenge of  "Silent Night" at Merry Monday, I thought this Snowy Post Card stamp by Stampendous would be perfect for this challenge. (I just got it this week at Michael's)  I stamped the image and the sentiment from Verve's Glad Tidings in SU Soft Suede ink.  I trimmed around the sentiment and added it to the bottom left corner.  The green DSP is from Graphic 45 Night Before Christmas.  The card base is  MFT Smooth White CS.

It is a fairly CAS card, but I like the way it turned out.

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

Season's Greetings for CSAYL

Happy Friday friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long.  Our sponsor is Anne's Digital Art and I am using her Christmas Grapevine Wreath.
I printed the image on X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Promarkers.  I cut it out by hand.  I then added a SU Real Red bow cut out with MFT Winter Wreath die.  The sentiment is from Festive Frames by Inspired by Stamping, and cut with MFT Pierced Fishtail Flags die.  The wreath and sentiment are mounted with foam tape.  The DSP is from an older Martha Stewart mat pad.  The card base is MFT Smooth White CS.

I hope you will play along with us this week and check out all the great cards by my teammates over at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long.

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

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

My Mini Album

Hi everyone, I have to warn you this post is full of photos.  It is a file folder mini album I made with photos of me and my hubby through the years.  My friend and I had made one at a class over at Stamper's Cove in Sarasota, FL and since I had the directions, I made another one.  All the papers are from Recollections Union Square 12x12 pad and all the edges have been inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  The mats are all black CS.  I have used various stamps & dies from Verve, My Favorite Things and Close to My Heart.  The print on the front and back covers and the last page is in the orignal DSP.

 There is a pocked on the inside cover and has 2 photo mats with photos on both sides.

 This photo shows the above page opened.

 This photo also shows the next page opened.
 There is a pocket on the left page with a photo mat in it.

 This last photo was taken in Dec. 2013 by our daughter.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.  I hope you weren't bored.  This is special to me and I wanted to share it.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, October 13, 2014

Birthday Wishes for JUGS #262 - Ombre Technique

Here is my card for this week's JUGS challenge to use the Ombre Technique.  I used shades of pink on the Heidi Swap stencil for the background.  I sponged Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose, and Strawberry Slush going down the stencil.  I really like how it turned out.  Then I stamped the SU Flower Shop image in Strawberry Slush ink, sponged Pretty In Pink ink over it, and punched it with the matching punch.  I added pearls to the center.  The leaves are from SU Stippled Blossoms stamped in Wild Wasabi ink.  The sentiment from SU Bring On The Cake is also stamped in Wild Wasabi.  I did some paper-piercing around the edges of the sentiment panel and mounted it with foam tape.  The mats are Pretty In Pink and the card base is MFT Smooth White.

I am also linking my card to Verve's October Pink Power Diva Dare.

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

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Happy Anniversary

I am sharing an anniversary card I made for a sweet couple from church who are celebrating their 60th anniversary.
The card base and DSP are SU Coastal Cabana.  I stamped the hearts from SU Always (retired) and the sentiment in Coastal Cabana ink.  There is no name on the sentiment stamp, but it says "Innie & Outie".  I used the verse on the inside of the card.  I used MFT Pierced Fishtail Flags die to cut out the sentiment panel.  The hearts and sentiment are mounted with foam tape.

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

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Merry Christmas for Merry Monday #129- Neon Colors

This is my 2nd post today.  I got my card done for Merry Monday #129  - use neon colors on your Christmas card.
I don't know if you can see it but the tree, star and mats are cut from DCWV Glitzy Brights and looks real pretty in person.  I cut the tree with Sizzix Christmas Tree #2 and colored the tree trunk with a brown Sharpie marker.  I used SU rhinestones and colored them with Sharpie markers to match the colors. The DSP is from Simple Stories DIY Boutique 6x6 pad.  The stripe paper had just the right colors in it.   The sentiment is from Inspired By Stamping Festive Frames.  The card base is MFT Smooth White CS.

Thanks for stopping by.  I appreciate your comments.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn