Thursday, January 18, 2018

Seize the Birthday - One layer

Hello Friends and happy Thursday.  It is time for a new challenge over at Seize the Birthday and this week our "Toppings" option is to make a one layer card.  I am not too good at doing one layer cards as I like to add layers and embellishments.

I used this cute MFT PI Hello Cupcake image.  I stamped her and colored her with Copics and Promarkers.  Then I made a mask and stenciled the MFT Small Brick Wall with MFT Natural Ink.  I hand drew the sidewalk and colored it with promarkers. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp It's Your Birthday, and that is my one layer card.

Be sure to check out all the great cards by the designers over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope you will join us.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, January 15, 2018

Merry Monday #273 - Use Red and Turquoise

Good morning Merry Monday fans. This week Marcia wants us to create a card in red and turquoise colors.
For my card I used some red and turquoise pattern papers from an older Martha Stewart 12x12 paper pad.   The red check banner and red mat are cut with MFT Piereced Fishtale Flag die and Fishtale 
layer die.  The sentiment is from Recollections Christmas stamp set and  is cut with MFT Stitched Postage Stamp die set.  I cut the mat with the same die and then trimmed the sentiment panel to fit inside the mat.  The flower is made with the smallest die from the Poppystamps Stitched Poinsettia Trio.  I cut it twice, layered it and added pearls to the center.   The flower and sentiment panel are mounted with foam tape.  The white panel is embossed with a Cuttlebug EF.

Now check out all the different ways our designers used red and turquoise on their cards over at Merry Monday.  I hope you will be inspired to play along.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Friday, January 12, 2018

Baby Mini Album

Hello friends.  Today I am sharing photos of the mini album I made for the young lady at church.  It goes with the card I made a few days ago.  There are a lot of photos so hope you don't mind looking.  I used various products so if you have any questions just let me know,

Front cover,

This shows the book opened to show the front, spine and back. 

The first 2 pages.

Second page with the flap open.

3rd & 4th pages. Corner pockets with photo mats.

5th & 6th pages with pockets and flaps.

Flaps opened.

7th & 8th pages.

9th & 10th pages.

Flaps on 9th page opened.

10th page with photo mats opened.

11th & 12th pages

11th page with flap, pocket and photo mat.

13th & 14th (inside back cover) pages

13th page with mats opened.

Inside back cover.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to look

Happy Crafting,
JoAnn

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

January Viva la Verve Sketch

I have a baby shower to go to for a sweet young lady at church.  This is their first baby and I made this card with papers I used for the mini album I made for her (I will share photos later).  I used the January Viva la Verve sketch.
I used Verve's Little Ones set for the sentiment and rattles and colored the rattles with Copics.  I die cut them with the matching dies. I matted the DSP with vanilla CS.  The DSP is from an older K&Co. paper pad called Little Wonder - she is using yellow in the nursery and these papers have a lot of yellow in them..  The sentiment and rattles are mounted with foam tape.
I added some SU Blushing Bride ribbon which matches the papers perfectly.

Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look.  I appreciate it when you take the time to leave me a comment.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy stamping,
JoAnn

Just Us Girls - Anything Goes

Hello Frirnds. Today I am sharing a birthday card I made for my daughter,  I am linking it up over at Just Us Girls - Anything Goes Challenge.
The flowers and leaves are from the retired SU Secret Garden stamps and matching dies.   The flowers are stamped in SU Strawberry Slush and the leaves in Pear Pizzazz.  I trimmed between each petal and used my stylus to shape the flower petals.  The sentiment is from SU Birthday Blooms.  The white and pink panels are cut with Sizzix Framelits #561561.  The large white panel is embossed with a Spellbinders EF.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, January 8, 2018

Merry Monday #272 - Use Glasses

Happy Monday friends.  It is time for a new challenge on Merry Monday and this week Leanne wants us to create a Christmas card with glasses on it.
I didn't have any glass stamps so I found these cute elf and Santa glasses in my Silhouette files and cut them out.  I think they are so cute.  I added some sparkle to the belt buckles and buttons with my Wink of Stella pen.  The white panel is embossed with a Darice EF.  I am not sure which stamp set the sentiment is from but it is cut with an MFT Blueprints 21 die and mounted with foam tape.  The glasses are also mounted with foam tape.

Check out all the designers' cards over at Merry Monday and join in this fun challenge.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes

Hello friends.  We are starting 2018 off with an "Anything Goes" challenge at Seize the Birthday.  I hope you will join us.

 Here is my card.
The sentiment is from Verve's Cake & Candles and the flowers are from Verve's Winter Peace Digital set.  I colored the flowers with Promarkers, fussy cut them and mounted them with foam tape.  The DSP is from Go! Weekend by Nicole.  The mats are SU Smoky Slate.  The white panel is embossed with a Spellbinders EF.

I used the December Viva la Verve sketch challenge for my card and am linking it there.  I love this sketch and have made several cards with it.  The challenge closes tonight so I just made it in time with this card.



I hope you will check out all the cards by my fellow designers over at Seize the Birthday, and you will be inspired to play along.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn