Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Butterfly Thank You

Hello!  Today I wanted to share with you a card I made with supplies from the Classy Cards 'n Such on line store.  This is for this week's "Splatter" Challenge.

I started by inking up a stencil using the Tim Holtz Mini-Inking tool -- made inking this stencil easy! Then I stamped the Majestic Monarch Butterflies by Sweet 'n Sassy on some Heavyweight Vellum; die cut them using the matching Majestic Monarch Dies  and colored with Copics.  I mixed up some Ultramarine Blue Color Bursts by Ken Oliver very thin and splattered it with a paintbrush.  I waited until it was very dry and then stamped the Thank You sentiment from Thankful Blooms by Sweet 'n Sassy and then used the small Joy Foam Pads to mount the butterflies and added the panel to a pretty piece of Vintage Bliss designer paper by  Simple Stories.

Thank you for looking at my card - This would be a great day to join in the fun at the "Splatter" challenge with Classy Cards 'n Such.  Just go to Classy Cards 'n Such blogspot.com, take a look at the guidelines, make your project and link it there on Beverly's blog or here below.

I'm looking forward to seeing your "Splatter" projects!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Repeat Impressions Color Challenge

Good Morning!! I hope wherever you are that you get to celebrate the 4th with your family and friends.  Today is Repeat Impressions Color Challenge and Wendy gave us these colors:

 And here is my card:
I used the jar from the Contain Yourself Series, fireworks,  the stars  and the Hurray for You has been masked for the "Hurray" only.

Now show us what you would do with this color scheme.  The Repeat Impressions Design Team made a few things to inspire you.

Make a project - doesn't have to be a card - it could be a layout- just use these colors. If you have  Repeat Impressions stamps - we would like to see what you do with them.    Go to Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built and see the guidelines and link your project there.  You could be the winner of a nice prize from Repeat Impressions.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Lord Gives Strength

Hi, it's Joy here today showing you a card I made with supplies found at the Classy Cards 'n Such on line store for our "Purple Ride" challenge this week.

Here is the card I made:
I used the purple paper from Secret Garden by Graphic 45.  The print paper is from Key to My Heart by KaiserCraft and was cut using the scallop die from Blueprints 4 by My Favorite Things. The sentiment from Cast All Your Cares by JustRite was embossed with Sparkle 'n Sprinkle Gold Fine Detail Embossing powder.  I added a tiny strip of Gold Mirricard.  The bike was popped up using the Large Joy Foam Pads.

We would love to see what you would do for this challenge.  All you need to do is make a project following the guidelines set out at Classy Cards 'n Such blogspot.com then post your project to the link found there or here on my blog.

My hope is that if you are having a hard day that you will remember that the Lord will give you the strength to get thru whatever is challenging you.

Have a great day!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Master Calls

Hello friends, Joy, here today showing you a butterfly card I made with supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.  

The embossing on the white card stock is from an Anna Griffin Embossing Folder called Juliet Damask.  The Anna Griffin folders emboss so well, I was amazing at the depth of embossing achieved from any of the folders.  I colored some plain white card stock with a Tim Holtz Mini Ink Blending Tool, overlapping each color.  Then I used a die cut called Blissful Butterfly Border, cutting one from black cardstock and one from the cardstock I colored.  I used the black for the outline, fitting in the colored butterflies.  Then I stamped the sentiment from Sweet 'n Sassy's Majestic Monarchs.

Thank you for looking at my card.  Have a happy stamping day.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Have a Happy Day

Good morning friends.  Joy, here today showing you a happy day card with supplies I found at the Classy Cards 'n Such online store.

I love shaker cards - and I'm kinda stuck on making them.  Here is one I made for a friend.
The papers are from Graphic 45's Botanical Tea and the yellow is from Secret Garden.  The Butterfly is from the Majestic Monarchs Stamp Set by Sweet 'n Sassy which was stamped on Clear Cardstock by Heartfelt Creations. This is great for shaker cards because it is thicker and has great body.  I used the 1/4 inch Scor-Tape because I needed the strength to keep the clear cardstock firmly in place.  The sentiment is from Stampavie and called Sweet Wishes and was stamped on some Heavyweight Vellum and attached with a brad.

Thanks for looking at my card.  I hope you have a Happy stamping day!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Repeat Impressions' What If Wednesday

Good morning! Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions challenged the Design Team with this sketch

What would you do with this sketch?  Here's what I did:

I used the stamp called Violets Post and the sentiment (one of my favorites) Thinking of You was embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.

The Repeat Impressions Design Team made a few things to inspire you.
Make a project - doesn't have to be a card - it could be a layout- just use the sketch. If you have  Repeat Impressions stamps - we would like to see what you do with them.    Go to Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built and see the guidelines and link your project there.  You could be the winner of a nice prize from Repeat Impressions.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Birthday Blossoms

Good morning, Joy here for a Classy Cards 'n Such post.  I made this card with supplies from the Classy Cards 'n Such online store.
It started with embossing a piece of blue cardstock with Cherry Blossoms Embossing Folder by Darice.  Then the rose blossom and sentiment from the set by JusteRite called Hope and Love were stamped on paper from Graphic 45's Secret Garden.  The tiny frame was cut from Graphic 45 paper called Botanical Tea.  This layer was popped up using Large Joy Foam Pads. I love that so much of Graphic 45's different paper collections coordinate with each other.  A bow was tied using Chalk White Seam Binding.  These layers were put on top of another piece of Designer paper from the Graphic 45 Secret Garden Collection.

Thanks for looking at my card - be sure to check out all the blossom items at Classy Cards 'n Such.  They will reassure you Spring is here.

Friday, June 19, 2015

He Cares for You

Good morning friends, Joy here for Classy Cards 'n Such.  I wanted to make a flat card that would could easily be mailed to a friend in Hong Kong and not get messed up in the mail.  This is what I made.
First step was to emboss a white piece of cardstock with Anna Griffin's Crowned Medallion Embossing Folder.  Then the sentiment by JustRite from Cast All Your Cares, and  the flowers from Black-Eyed Susan also by JustRite was stamped on white cardstock.  I felt it needed something else so I stamped the butterfly - which was just the right size from Majestic Monarchs by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  The flowers and butterfly were colored with copics and I mounted the layers with Large Joy Foam Pads.  

I think this will go thru the mail without any problems since there are no bows, button or brads.  Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a happy stamping day.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Repeat Impressions

Today for the Repeat Impressions weekly challenge Wendy gave us this photo.  Of course I'm crazy about the colors.
And here is my card

I used a background stamp called Genealogy from the text Background Series and the beautiful large butterfly called Butterfly (lg) from the Summer Series.  This I shaded with some Tim Holtz inks.  I stamped the butterfly on vellum, colored it and cut it out.  It was attached with pop dots.  I then placed the white panel on a piece of gold and then die cut the wish sentiment.

Well, you know what happens now -- it's your turn to make a project - with Wendy's photo as your inspiration.  She has a very nice gift certificate for a randomly chosen winner.  You can link your project on The House That Stamps Built blog.  Here is our list of Design Team members that will inspire you.
Make a project - doesn't have to be a card - it could be a layout, 3D project - just use the photo as your inspiration. If you have  Repeat Impressions stamps - we would like to see what you do with them.    Go to Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built and see the guidelines and link your card.  You could be the winner of a nice prize from Repeat Impressions.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Celebrating You

Good morning! Joy here showing you a card I made for the challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such. This week it is a photo challenge.

 The supplies I used can be found at the Classy Cards 'n Such on line store.

I started out by using some of the new  Color Bursts by Ken Oliver on several pieces water color card stock, then die cut the feathers.  I stamped the banner sentiment from Botanical Medallions & Banners by Just Rite and cut it out.  The chicken wire paper is from French Country by Graphic 45 and was die cut using the wide banner die from My Favorite Things' Blueprints 13.  The edges were inked up by using a Mini Ink Blending Tool, then the feathers were popped up using Small Joy Foam Pads and a little bit of twine was added.

Side note:  - Oh My Goodness -- you will just have to try the new Color Bursts - they are so amazing - I kinda went a little crazy and used almost a whole pack of water color card stock.  The color is so intense and it is easy to get fabulous results - and they are ON SALE!

Now back to the challenge - we sure would like for you to join in all the fun - you could be the winner of a nice prize!  Just make a project using the guidelines found at the Classy Cards 'n Such blogspot and then link it there or at the bottom of this post.  Invite a friend to join you - make a card together or encourage your children to help make a Father's Day Card - wouldn't it be neat if one of your kids won the prize!

Thanks for looking at my card - I look forward to seeing your project.


Saturday, June 13, 2015

Silver Thanks

Hello friends, Joy here today showing you a card I made with supplies found at the Classy Cards 'n Such online store.  I get to observe teachers in classroom situations and I like sending thank you notes for sharing their classroom with me.  This will go into my stash for them.

This started with the Texture Tessatina stencil and shaded it with a Mini Ink Blending Tool and a few bright colors of ink. It was sprayed with a light misting of Tattered Angles Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist.  This gave a list dusting of glimmer.  Then I used Sparkle 'n Sprinkles Silver Detail Embossing Powder on some vellum.  The lighting may make the photo look gold, but it's silver.  The sentiment is from a set called You Are Beautiful from Impression Obsession.  I added a few little sequin type detailing and it was finished - quick and easy.

Thanks for looking at my card - have a happy stamping day.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Thinking.......

Hello friends, Joy here.  I wanted to show you a card I made with supplies I found at the Classy Cards 'n Such on line store.

I love the die from Memory Box called Honey Blossom Frame.  I cut it out of white card stock and also out of a Graphic 45 6x6 paper pad called Twelve Days of Christmas.  This pad has so many pretty paper that are not just for Christmas.  The Thinking of You Sentiment is from an Impression Obsession set called Greeting Set.  I cut the sentiment 3 times and stacked them together using Art Institute Clear Adhesive.  I used the negative from the Graphic 45 paper and inlayed the white card stock die cut layer.

Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a Happy stamping day.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Happy Wedding Anniversary

Good Morning!  This week's challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such for a June Bride/Wedding Card.  I made this for my sweet friends, Bob and Sharon Leavine - their wedding was 50 years ago!

I started out with one of the frames from the Birds & Blooms for the first layer.  The second layer is a piece of cream sparkle cardstock that was embossed with Crowned Medallion embossing folder by Anna Griffin.  The 3rd layer is another one of the pretty pieces of paper from Birds & Blooms.  The final layer was cut using Floral Ovals Nestabilities by Spellbinders and stamped with a sentiment from Botanical Medallions and Banners.  All of these supplies are on the Classy Cards 'n Such on line store.

We would love for you to join in this challenge.  Just make a project using the guidelines on the Classy Cards 'n Such blog and link it there or here.  You could be the winner of a nice prize.


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Thanks so Much

Hello, Joy here today showing you a card I made with supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.  I made this for a friend who did a big favor for me the other day.  I am making some brownies to go with it and wanted just a little note to put on top.


I cut one Honey Blossom Die Frame from Graphic 45's Twelve Days of Christmas, one from white card stock and one from some yellow paper.  I layered a negative of the white card stock into a positive of the Graphic 45 paper.  I cut the little yellow flowers off the yellow die and adhered them into the frame.  I stamped the Thanks So Much from the Thanks Sentiment set from Impression Obsession.  Then I scored the note in half using a Scor-Buddy.  The last thing I did was add some Silver Rock Candy by Queen & Co. to the centers of the flowers.

Thanks for looking at my card.  And don't forget to thank those people who are special to you.  Supplies at Classy Cards 'n Such will make it so easy to do.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Wishing You....

Hi, Joy today showing you a card I made with supplies from the Classy Cards 'n Such online store.  This will go into my card stash for a wedding.



First thing was to die cut the first layer from pink card stock using a die from Blueprints 4 by My Favorite Things and embossed it using an Anna Griffin Folder called Crowned Medallion.  From that set I also die cut two of the small rectangle pieces and stamped the sentiment from Botanical Medallions & Banners by JustRite on the smaller one.   A  banner from pattern paper was die cut using Blueprints 13 by My Favorite Things.  A butterfly from Majestic Monarchs by Sweet & Sassy was stamped on Vintage Blue paper by Glitz and die cut using a Majestic Monarch Die from Sweet & Sassy.  All of these were layered using Joy Foam Pads.

Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a happy stamping day!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Repeat Impression's What If Wednesday

Hi - today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions challenged us with a Purple Green and Cream Color Challenge.   So here we go....
This uses the large sentiment Thinking of You by Repeat Impressions.  I used a mask for the circle with a stencil and some Tim Holtz inks.    What would you do with this color challenge?  Take a look at some inspiration from the Design Team:
Make a project - doesn't have to be a card - it could be a layout, 3D project - just use the colors, a Repeat Impressions stamp - if you have one - we would like to see what you do!  Go to Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built and see the guidelines and link your card.  You could be the winner of a nice prize from Repeat Impressions.

Have a Happy stamping day!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Birthday Blossoms

Good morning, this is a card I made using supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such for the challenge this week for the Bee Happy Challenge.
The flower stamp is from JustRite's Botanical Medallions and Banners, the green swirl is from the set and the sentiment is from JustRite's Hope and Love Vintage Labels Eight and Nine.  The pretty paper is from Graphic 45's Secret Garden.  I used Tim Holtz ink and the Mini-Ink Blending Tool to make the blue background and used copics for the coloring with a few added  White Baby Pearls.(which are on sale)

We sure would like for you to show us what you would do with this challenge.  You could be the winner of a nice prize.  Just make your project following the guidelines at Classy Cards 'n Such Blogspot.com.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Peace is a Journey

Hello friends, Joy here showing you a card made supplies from the Classy Cards 'n Such on line store.  This began with cutting the banner from a Blueprints 13 die using paper from Graphic 45's Botanical Tea.  The edges were inked using a Tim Holtz Mini Ink Blending tool.  The sentiment is from Hope and Love Vintage Label Eight and Nine by JustRite.  The little flourish at the bottom is from Hugs & Kisses by JustRite.  The print paper is from Harvest Lane by Simple Stories.
The little heart was cut out of one of the journal cards in the Harvest Lane paper pad using the heart die from Blueprints 4.  I think it is the perfect size for making elements.  I coated it with Glossy Accents and popped it up with Large Joy Foam Pads.

I hope you have a great day!

Friday, May 29, 2015

White Rose

 Hello friends, Joy here today showing you a "green" card I made with supplies from the C lassy Cards 'n Such on line store.  I stamped and embossed the  Garden Rose Image from B-Line Designs with Sparkle 'n Sprinkle  White Detail Embossing Powder and also the sentiment from  Ornate Frame Sentiments by Our Daily Bread.  The paper is from  Birds & Blooms 12x12 paper pad.  The card base is on some of that fabulous  Gold Mirricard.  Three strands of gold twine was added and the card was done!


Check out some of the great supplies at  Classy Cards 'n Such that will help you welcome spring!

Blessings,
Joy

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

What If Wednesday with Repeat Impressions

Good morning!  Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions, gave us this sketch to play with
and here is my card:
The face smiling sunflower is called You are My Sunshine.  I stamped 2 of these and After coloring with Copics I added some sparkle with a Spica Glitter Pen.  I then cut out one of the sunflower faces and popped it up.  The sentiment was embossed with white embossing powder

Here is the list of designers that made something to inspire you.  Make your project using the sketch and link it on Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built, sit back and see if you are that winner!
Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a happy stamping day!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Photo Inspirational Challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such

Good morning!  Joy here showing you a card I made with some supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.  I love this challenge, the photo reminds me of summer, picnics, flowers and beautiful warm days!
And here is my card:
I made a file folder greeting card with the We R Memory Keepers's Envelope Punch Board.  The flowers are from the Botanical Medallions from JustRite. and cut out with Spellbinders Nested Oval Medallion Labels.  The paper is from Home Sweet Home by Graphic 45.  The sentiment by JustRite is called Just the Right Words and stamped on vellum.  And the tiny butterfly is from Majestic Monarchs by Sweet & Sassy and cut out using the matching die from Majestic Monarchs Die.

We would love to see what you do with the inspirational photo.  You can go to the Classy Cards 'n Such blog and see all the details.  This would be a good time to challenge one of your stamping friends -- one of you could win the nice prize that will go to the winner.

Thanks for looking at my card - I look forward to seeing your project.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Foiling with Repeat Impressions Stamps

Good Morning! Today it's my turn for Project of the Week for The House That Stamps Built.  I'd like to share with you some tips and helps about foiling with Repeat Impressions Stamps.  First of all this is a FUN technique that can be used in many different ways and there are many different techniques to use foil and today I'll share one way.  First up is a list of supplies you will need to get started.



Versamark
fine detail embossing powder
anti static pad or tool
foil - any brand name
Repeat Impression Stamps
heat laminator





After stamping image with Versamark, coating with a fine detail embossing power and using a heat tool, your image should look like this.












Cut a piece of foil that will cover your image and place inside a sheet of paper folded in half and run this thru a heat laminator.  This one has 2 settings, I used the lower setting.
















I found that line images work better than solid images.  Color of embossing powder doesn't matter but it is best to use a super fine embossing powder.  Pictures of the cards I made were taken at different angles so that the camera could pick up the shine.


The tag was spritzed with Glimmer Mist after attaching to a glittered tag.

               Great Blue Heron
               Fawn(done in gold foil)
               Genealogy from Text Backgrounds(done in gold foil)

This was a fun project -- watching how the images transform can become addicting - so your desk may end up looking like this! 
Hope you will give this a try with some of your Repeat Impressions Stamps.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Baby Wish Card

Hello - Joy today showing you a baby card I made with supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.  This is for my friend who is having a grand-baby!  Grandchildren are so much fun! - Ask me how I know!  Well, here are the details for the card -
The paper is from Storyteller by Kaisercraft.  The Sweet wishes sentiment from Stampvive was embossed with Sparkle 'n Sprinkles Gold Detail Embossing powder onto one of the die cuts from the 6x6 pad by Storyteller.  I love the little butterfly sitting on the "w" in Sweet.  The arrow is from Blueprints 13 by My Favorite Things.  I used the stitch line from the set to outline the stripped paper. This is my current favorite die - it adds great detailing and soooo easy!  I popped up the Sweet Wishes panel with Small Joy Foam Pads.

Have a happy stamping day!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Friends Forever

Good morning, Joy here today sharing with you a card I made with supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.  

I embossed the Butterfly from B Line Designs with Gold Detail Embossing Powder from Sparkle 'n Sprinkle onto colored vellum.  The paper comes from Simple Stories called Vintage Bliss and Storyteller by Kaisercraft.  I used tiny strips of Gold Mirricard to accent the diagonal stripes and the sentiment which is one of the many die cuts in the Storyteller pad.  The background was cut out using  the large die from Blueprints 13.  The polka dot paper was detailed using the stitch line in the Blueprints 13 set.

I hope you have forever friends.  They make life comforting!  Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a happy stamping day!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Repeat Impressions Inspiration Photo Day

Hello, today at Repeat Impressions we have a photo for our inspiration for the What If Wednesday Challenge.
For this one I made two projects
 Image is:  Mountain Vista and the sentiment is A Happy Hello.



I needed a gift for a dinner party and made a tag for the wine I was taking.
Image is:  Wine Glass and Celebrating You...

Here is the list of designers that made something to inspire you.  Make your project and link it on Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built, sit back and see if you are that winner!

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