Saturday, April 19, 2014

HAPPY EASTER

Wishing you all a Blessed Easter Sunday.  God is a wonderful, loving God and I am so thankful I know him as my Saviour.

I thank you all that have sent cards. I am blessed each time I read them (several times) :).  Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers for me and my family.  I hope to be back stamping before much longer.  I am getting a little stronger each day, thank the Good Lord.
Love you all,
JoAnn

Friday, March 28, 2014

Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Merry Christmas

Good Morning my friends.  I hope you are ready for another Christmas Stampin All Year Long challenge on this beautiful Friday morning.  This week we are to use Ribbons and Diecuts.  Here's my card - I used both ribbon and diecuts.
My card base is MFT Smooth White CS, then a mat of SU Not Quite Navy and the image panel is SU Whispher White.  I brayered SU Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, and Not Quite Navy ink in layers, then sponged Night of Navy ink around the edges.  I stamped the trees from SU Lovely As A Tree with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with black embossing powder.  I used my white gel pen to add little patches of snow on the tree branches; then I used Simon Says Stamps Falling Snow Stencil and Golden Light Molding Paste to add the falling snow.  I sprinkled SU Dazzling Diamonds Glitter over the wet snow before I removed the stencil.  I tore some snowbanks from white CS and then added the diecut Deer Trio by Memory Box. The sentimen from SU More Merry Messages is stamped in SU Not Quite Navy ink.
 
Now it is time to check out all the fabulous creations by my fellow Design Team members over at the CSAYL blog.  I hope you will join us and play along this week;  you could be our Guest Designer for May.
 
Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn
 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Seize the Birthday

Happy Thursday my friends.  I hope you all are doing well.  It is time for another challenge at Seize the Birthday.  This week we have a "Toppings" option of adding rhinestones or buttons.  Remember it is just an option, if you prefer you can just make our usual "Anything Goes" birthday project.
 

 
Here is my card.  I added a button to the center of my flower.
 
 My card base is SU Pool Party and the mats are SU Early Espresso.  The DSP is from SU Sweet Sorbet pack. The sentiment from Verve's Chevron Love is stamped in SU Soft Suede ink.  I did some paper-piercing around the edges.  The flower from Verve's Lean On Me is stamped twice with Soft Suede ink on Crisp Canteloupe CS. I cut the center flower from the 2nd one and layered with a dimensional, then added my button with the twine bow.
 
I used the sketch from Viva la Verve March Week 3.
 
I am also entering my card in the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - to use buttons.
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog
 
I hope you will check out all the great samples by the Design Team over at the Seize the Birthday blog and play along with us.  Can't wait to see all your lovely creations.
 
Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn
 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Your Love Lifts Me Up for Just Us Girls Challenge #233



Love the inspiration photo at JUGS this week.  I was going through my stamps and found this Close To My Heart set, Lifting Spirits.  It had this air balloon in it - perfect  for the challenge.   I stamped the image on X-Press It Blending Card and colored it with Promarkers, fussy cut it out and mounted it with foam dimensionals.  I used some SU Bashful Blue ink and my brayer to ink up the flat side of the Darice Clouds EF and ran it through my Big Shot with MFT Smooth White CS, love how it turned out.  The sentiment is from Heart Benton from Inky Antics, stamped in SU Brilliant Blue ink and cut out with MFT Fishtail Flags Stax and Fishtail Flags Layers Stax Die-namics.   I added two enamel dots from MME Now and Then collection.  The blue and yellow CS is from Recollections.

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

You Are In My Thoughts for MFTWSC#168

 
MFTWSC168
 
Good morning friends. Today I am sharing my card I made for the My Favorite Things Weekly Sketch #168 and also for the MFT Color Palette Challenge 3.
Print
My card base is Kraft, then a layer of Smooth White with the MFT Modern Morocco diecut layered over it. I added the Grapesicle panel under it as it is so pretty, I didn't want to cover it up.  Next is the Berrylicious panel cut with a die from Blueprints 1 Die-namics.  I cut the Kraft circle with MFT Pierced Circle and Circle Stax 1 die-namics.  The sentiment from MFT Sentimental About Sympathy set is stamped in SU Soft Suede ink and cut with the Fishtail Flags Stax die-namicss.  Last I added the pretty flower cut with MFT Upsy Daisy Die-namics from Grapesicle CS, added a dimensional between the layers and a Kraft center.  The leaves are cut from Sour Apple.
 
Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, March 24, 2014

Merry Monday #101 Guest Designer

Happy Monday morning my friends.  Today I am excited to be a Guest Designer over at the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge.  The challenge is to use only Gray, Red and White on your Christmas card.  
Here is my card:

I used MFT Smooth White and Electric Red, SU Basic Gray & Smokey Slate cardstocks.  I stamped MFT's Wood Plank Background on the Smokey Slate with Basic Gray ink, matted it with the Electric Red and Basic Gray.  I used the new SU Scallop Tag punch to make my tag, rounded the bottom 2 corners and inked around the edges with red ink.  The sentiment from SU More Merry Messages is stamped in Basic Gray ink.  I made the flower with Spellbinders Poinsettia dies, added some pearls to the center and mounted it to the tag with dimensionals.  I added some ribbon from Flourishes to the tag and mounted it with dimensionals also.

Head on over to the Merry Monday Challenge blog and check out all the fabulous cards by the Design Team.  I hope you play along.  You could be a winner and Guest Designer also.

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

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Dynamic Duos #95 - Triple Threat Week

It is Saturday and time for another challenge at the Dynamic Duos.  This week is "The Triple Threat" week and we have 3 colors for you to work with, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Sky and Pale Plum.
Here's my card.
  My card base is Rich Razzleberry, then a mat of Soft Sky and the white panel is embossed with the SU Decorative Dots EF (Sale-A-Bration). The 3 Soft Sky panels are stamped with the dotted background from Verve's Better Together in Soft Sky ink.  The sentiment is from Verve's Poppy Birthday stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink, cut out with Spellbinder's Classic Circle die and matted with the SP Scallop Circle die in Rich Razzleberry.  I added some faux stitching with the Rich Razzleberry marker.  The flowers are also from Poppy Birthday stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink on Pale Plum CS.  There are 2 layers separated with a dimensional and the center flower is mounted with a dimensional.  I added a sequin from Verve's Pastel Sequin pack to the center of each flower.  To finish my card, I added a ribbon and bow with SU Rich Razzleberry Dotted grossgrain ribbon.
 
I used the sketch from Viva la Verve March Week 2,
 
 and am also entering in Verve's March Diva Dare - Do the Polka, use polka dots on your card.
 
Head on over to the Dynamic Duos blog and check out the fabulous creations by my fellow Design Team members.  I hope you will join us this week. Can't wait to see what you create.
 
Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn