Thursday, August 27, 2015

Seize the Birthday

Hello Friends, it is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time we have the "Toppings" option of using weather elements on your card (sun, rain, clouds, etc.).  Of course, if you don't like the "Toppings" option, you can just make a birthday project.


For my card I used this adorable MFT PI Guess Who Loves You image.  I thought she looked like she was out in the bright sunshine with her shades on.  I stamped her in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her with Copics.  Her pants & top are paper pieced.  I added SU Crystal Effects to her glasses, but it doesn't show up in the photo.  The DSP is from Echo Park Summer Bliss 6x6 pad, except the blue which is from a Colorbok pad from WalMart.  The clouds are sponged on with a Taylored Expression Cloud Border die and SU Bashful Blue ink.  The grass is cut with MFT Grassy Edges die in SU Pistachio Pudding.  I stamped the sentiment from SU Teeny Tiny Wishes (retired).  I added the MFT layered sun die (it must be discontinued as I couldn't find it on their web site).  I die cut it from SU So Saffron CS, inked the edges of the center and adhered it with foam tape.

Now check out all the fabulous cards by the designers over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope you will play along with us.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Happy Birthday for my daughter


I made this card for my daughter's birthday today.  She likes purple (and she liked the card too) so I used SU Blackberry Bliss ink and CS.  The DSP is from SU Moonlight Paper Stack (retired).  The flowers from SU Flower Shop and Petite Petals are stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink and punched with the matching punches.  The leaves from Fabulous Florets (retired) is stamped in Old Olive ink on Pistachio Pudding CS and fussy cut.  I added a golden rhinestone to the centers and mounted them with foam tape.  The sentiment is from MFT Document It Bingo set.  The border is punched with a SU retired border punch.  

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

Monday, August 24, 2015

Dream Big for Viva la Verve



This is my card using the August Viva la Verve, Week 1 sketch.  I used Coredinations Heavy White CS and DSP from Chickaniddy 6x6 Collection Pad.  The mats are Recollections Black CS.  I stamped the flower from Verve's Joyful Blooms twice and fussy cut the smaller one, colored with Copics and layered with foam tape.  The leaves are from Verve's Sunny Days and the sentiment is from Verve's Sparkly Dreams.  I hand cut the tag and added pen stitching around the edges.  The SU Pink Pirouette flag was cut with Verve's Flag It die set.  I fussy cut the mat and then added 3 pearls.

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

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes

Good morning friends.  This week's challenge at Christmas Card Challenges is "Anything Goes".  I chose to make a center step card (I haven't made one in quite awhile).

I used SU Real Red CS and Recollection DSP.  The image from Flourishes Christmas Candles is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on X-Press It Blending Card.  I did a little coloring with Promarkers and cut it out with Lil' Inkers Stitched Rounded Rectangles.  The sentiment is from SU Contempo Christmas (retired) and punched with a retired SU punch.  The image panel and sentiment panel are mounted with foam tape.  I added 2 homemade enamel dots and my card was done.

Since I used red, lt.green, and darker green (in the leaves around the candle), I am going to enter this in the Merry Monday Christmas challenge.

Now check out all the fabulous creations by my teammates over at Christmas Card Chalenges.

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

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Christmas Card Challenges #37 - Color Inspiration

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 love making mostly white cards and this week's photo challenge is perfect for this.  I used MFT Natural  and Smooth White CS.  I stamped the ornaments from SU Ornament Keepsakes in Versamark ink on Natural CS and embossed in white embossing powder.  I hung them with gold twine.  Peace is cut from the Natural CS with a die by Impression Obsession.  The ornaments are mounted with foam tape on the white panel which is embossed with an EF by The Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby.

Now check out all the fabulous cards 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

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Seize The Birthday - Things That Fly

Happy Thursday friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time we have the "Toppings" option of using something that flies.


I used this cute airplane and banner from Close to My Heart's Lifting Spirits.  I stamped it in Momento Tuxedo Black ink on X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Promarkers.  I fussy cut the plane and banner out and adhered them with foam tape.  The panel is cut with Lil' Inkers Side Stitched Rectangle Dies.  I used Taylored Expressions Cloud Border Die as a mask and sponged the clouds with lt. blue ink and mounted the panel with foam tape.  The sentiment is from SU Something to Celebrate.  The DSP is from Carta Bella Boy Oh Boy 6x6 pad, matted with SU Real Red CS.  The card base is Coredinations Heavy White CS.

Now hop on over to Seize the Birthday and see what my teammates have created to inspire you.  I hope you will play along with us.

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

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

WARNING:  this post is loaded with photos.  Hope you don't mind looking.  A friend asked me to post photos of this baby album I was requested to make.  The cover is made from chipboard and is 6-1/2 by 6-1/2.  The spine is 3" wide.  I used paper from Echo Park Boy Bundle of Joy.  Most of the embellishments are from the paper pack, except for the stars and "Our" on the cover, which were cut with my Cricut. 
Front cover of album.

Inside front cover and first page. The white and brown corner embellishments were cut with Lalaland Crafts Filigree Corner die. The name was cut with my Cricut.

Flaps on first page opened.

Second and third pages.

Flaps opened on third page.

Fourth and fifth pages.

Flaps opened on fourth page.

Sixth and seventh pages

Flaps opened on seventh page.

Eighth and nineth pages.

Tenth and eleventh pages.

Flaps opened on tenth page.

Flaps opened on eleventh page.

Twelfth page and inside back cover.

Waterfall Photo mats opened on twelfth page.

Outside back cover.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed looking at my creation.  I got a lot of the ideas from watching different You Tube videos.