Thursday, February 4, 2016

Love

Good morning!  Joy here today showing a card made with supplies from the Classy Cards 'n Such on line store.  The pretty background script paper is from Key to My Heart 6.5x6.5 paper pad.  


The sweet little love sentiment is from the the Key to Heart paper and is one of the many sentiment die cuts - there are 4 pages of them!  That's enough to make enough Valentine's for a whole classroom.  The sentiment die cut was popped up using Small Joy Pads.  The flowers were attached using Art Institute Clear Adhesive.  The heart background was sponged on using a Mini Ink Blending Tool.

Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a Happy Stamping Day.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Repeat Impression's What If Wednesday

Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions issues a challenge on Wednesdays and says - "What if I gave you this ------, what would you do?  - Today it is the colors of white, red and black.  Here is my answer to the challenge
At the Scrap Art Tour a few weeks ago, Wendy did a make and take and she showed us the chalkboard technique - which I love!   I used the image called Love Stencil for the heart and sentiment called Be My Valentine.  

Now it's your turn.  We would like to see what you would do with this color challenge.    You don't have to use Repeat Impression stamps but if you do, your name will be entered twice (2x) for a random drawing for a really nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Check out Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built for the complete guidelines and link your project there. 

Here is the list of Rock Star Designers who have made something to inspire you.  Good luck - and I'm looking forward to see your projects.
  • Joy... you are here
Have a Happy Stamping Day! 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Valentine Love

Good morning!  Are you getting ready for Valentine's Day?  Thanks to the Classy Cards 'n Such on line store, I'm on the home stretch for making all of mine.
For this one, a stencil was cut and ink was sponged on using an ombre techniques with a Ranger Mini Ink blending tool.  The die cut flower is Cecilia Flower Outline by PoppyStamps.  The sentiments is from Just Rite's Hugs & Kisses Sentiments and was heat embossed using Sparkle 'n Sprinkle's Black Detail Embossing powder.  The head of the flower and the sentiment tag was popped up using some small Joy Foam Pads.

Why don't you join in this challenge -It's time for a Valentine!!  Use pink/and or red, white and a heart.  Check out the guidelines at Classy Cards 'n Such, get some inspiration from the designers and link your project here or at the Classy Cards 'n Such blog.  Classy Cards 'n Such has some super bargains on right now.

Thanks for looking at my card.  Have Happy Stamping Day!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

What If Wednesday Challenge

Good morning friends!  Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions  challenged us with a sketch -- personally, I love the sketches - it gives me a beginning point!

Here is Wendy's sketch

I took this opportunity to make a Valentine's Day note card.  
I just love this little mouse image!  It is called Cheese Heart Mouse.  The dotted rectangle is Billboard Border.

We would like to see what you would do with this sketch.    You don't have to use Repeat Impression stamps but if you do, your name will be entered twice (2x) for a random drawing for a really nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Check out Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built for the complete guidelines and link your project there. 

Here is the list of Rock Star Designers who have made something to inspire you.  Good luck - and I'm looking forward to see your projects.
  • Joy... you are here
Have a Happy Stamping Day! 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Sending Love

Hi, It's Joy here today with a card for the Classy Cards 'n Such weekly challenge.  This week we were to make a project with neutral colors only.  I enjoyed this challenge so much I made two neutral colors only card.  I'll post the other one later this week.  Here is the first one.
The butterfly heart was cut using The Memory Box Butterfly Heart Die, then dry embossed with the embossing folder called Dots by Crafts Too!.  The sentiment is from JustRite's Hugs & Kisses Sentiments.  The butterflies were stamped with The Sweet 'n Sassy stamp set called Majestic Monarch and die cut with the matching Monarch Butterfly Dies by Sweet 'n Sassy.  The sentiment was stamped on Heavyweight Vellum and the die cut butterflies were popped up using Small Joy Foam Pads.

Why don't you join in this challenge - this one is easy-peazy!!  Check out the guidelines at Classy Cards 'n Such, get some inspiration from the designers and link your project here or at the Classy Cards 'n Such blog.  And while your got your computer out - check out the embossing folder sale going on at the Classy Cards 'n Such on line store.

Thanks for look at my card.  Have a HAPPY stamping day!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

You're The Best!

Good morning!  Joy here today showing you a card that I made this week using supplies from the Classy Cards 'n Such on line store.
First was to emboss a piece of cardstock using the folder called Quilt Blocks by Darice.  Then I sponged on a little color using a Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool.  The stitched khaki color rectangle base was die cut using My Favorite Thing's Blueprints 13.  The sentiment  from Stampavie called Sweet Wishes was heat embossed using Sparkle 'n Sprinkle's Brown Fizz Embossing powder - it has a pretty sparkle and shine that I tried to capture with my camera.  The sentiment was popped up using Small Joy Foam Pads.   You might take the opportunity to check out the sale at Classy Cards 'n Such on line store.

Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a Happy Stamping day!.

Happy Valentine's

Good morning! Joy here with another Valentine Card - going to one of my grandkids.  The supplies for this card can be found at the Classy Cards 'n Such online store
The sentiment and circle frame is from JustRite's Hugs & Kisses.  The sentiment was heat embossed with Sparkle 'n Sprinkle's Fine Gold Detail Powder.   The circle and last rectangle layer were cut out using Gold Mirricard.  The rectangle layer was dry embossed with Anna Griffin's Juliet Damask folder.  Last of all I popped up the circle sentiment using some Large Joy Foam Pads.

I have just a few more Valentine cards to make - I'll post them soon.  Thanks for looking at my card - have a Happy Stamping Day.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

What If Wednesday

Good morning friends!  Today at The House That Stamps Built challenge, we were given this pic as inspiration
And here is my card:
I used the image called Pine Branches by heat embossing white detail powder on cardstock that had been inked with distress inks with a heart-shaped mask.  The die cut called Stitched Flip Dies has a rectangle that was layered with the "love you! sentiment.  This rectangle fits perfectly across a card mat. - love it!  

What would you do with this beautiful picture?    You don't have to use Repeat Impression stamps but if you do, you name will be entered twice (2x) for a random drawing for a really nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Check out Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built for the complete guidelines and link your project there. 

Here is the list of Rock Star Designers who have made something to inspire you.  Good luck - and I'm looking forward to see your projects.
  • Joy... you are here
Have a Happy Stamping Day! 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Button, Button Challenge


Hello, Joy here this morning.  The challenge for this week at Classy Cards 'n Such is to make a project with a button or buttons.  Here is my card:
This card starts with a stencil and some Dreamweaver Pearlescent Embossing Paste colored with Ken Oliver's Alizarin Crimson Color Bursts.  The first row is colored with a small amount, then I gradually added more color so that it took on an ombre look.  I allowed the hearts to dry and then stamped the sentiment from Hugs & Kisses by JustRite and heat embossed it with Sparkle 'n Sprinkle's Black Detail Embossing Powder.  Then added the button and a few sequins to the card.

Now it's time to join all the others in the Button, Button  challenge.  First go to the Classy Cards 'n Such blog, get some inspiration from the Design Team members and make your project using a button or buttons - be sure to look at the details on the blog and then link your project here or at the Classy Cards'n Such blog. - You could be the winner of a nice prize.  Also remember there is a sale going on right now. - Most things are 25% off - except for a few noted things.  This sale ends soon - so hurry on over.

Thanks for looking at my card and have a Happy Stamping Day!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Be Mine

Good Morning Joy here showing you another Valentine card I made with supplies from the Classy Cards 'n Such online store.

This one is for one of my grand daughters who loves butterflies.  The paper is from Key to My Heart by Kaisercraft.  The butterfly is from Majestic Monarchs Stamp Set by Sweet 'n Sassy.  It was fussy cut - very close to the edge.  Then a the matching butterfly die from Majestic Monarchs Die Set was cut from white card stock.  Then I traced around the outside of the die on some Heavy Weight Vellum and fussy cut it out.  The top butterfly was colored with copics and then I layered the 3 butterflies using Small Joy Foam Pads.  The sentiment is from Hugs & Kisses by JustRite.

Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a Happy Stamping Day.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Winter Wonderland

Looks like no snow for East Texas this year!  Oh well, at least we can enjoy this Winter Wonderland Challenge for What If Wednesday at Repeat Impressions this week.  Here is my Winter Wonderland Card.
I love this little snowman - Wendy has this sweet little Snow Sledding snowman in several poses - and he is cute in all of them!  Check them out.

What would you do with the "Winter Wonderland" challenge.    You don't have to use Repeat Impression stamps but if you do, you name will be entered twice (2x) for a random drawing for a really nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Check out Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built for the complete guidelines and link your project there. 

Here is the list of Rock Star Designers who have made something to inspire you.  Good luck - and I'm looking forward to see your projects.
  • Joy... you are here
Have a Happy Stamping Day! 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Bright and Cheerful

Good morning, Joy here with a project for the new Bright and Cheerful Challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such.  You can say that I got a little carried away with this.  I was having so much fun that I played into the early morning with this challenge.  I made a total of 12 envelopes and cards but will not bore you to tears by showing all of them.  Here are six:

These little envelopes are made with the Cottage Cutz  Lace Envelope Die.  I LOVE this die.  The papers are from Key to My Heart, Lady Rose,  and Story Teller by Kaisercraft  Home Sweet Home, and Botanical Tea by Graphic 45 and Candy Cane Lane by Bo Bunny.   The really cute little cut-outs are all from the Die Cut Pages in the Kaisercraft papers and popped up with Joy Foam Pads.

Next to make were the cards to go inside each little envelope.
These sentiments are from Companion Words by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and Spring Words by JustRite.  

Now it's time to join all the others in this first challenge of the new year called Bright and Cheerful.  First go to the Classy Cards 'n Such blog, get some inspiration from the Design Team members and make your project making sure it is Bright and Cheerful - be sure to look at the details on the blog and then link your project here or at the Classy Cards'n Such blog. - You could be the winner of a nice prize.

Thanks for looking at my card and have a Happy Stamping Day!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Valentine's Day

Good morning! Joy here today with a Valentine's card made with supplies from the Classy Cards 'n Such on line store.  This is called Herringbone paper technique.  The strips are from left over pieces of paper colored with Ken Oliver's Pthalo Green and Indigo Blue.  

The sentiment is from a great set called Hugs & Kisses by JustRite, and embossed using Sparkle 'n Sprinkle's White Detail Embossing Powder.  The sentiment panel was popped up using Large Joy Foam Pads.

I have 8 grandchildren and want to make them each a special Valentine's Day card.  This is the first one - I'll post each one as I make them.  Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a HAPPY stamping day!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

What If Wednesday

Good morning!  Today at Repeat Impressions Wendy challenged us to make a project using the colors of navy, light blue and White.  So here is my card:
I really like the coffee mug image - it comes from the series called Pairings.  It is a series of large and small images and sentiments.  The sentiment is actually two - Thinking of.... is one from the Quartet Compliments and the You is from the new large sentiments series.  

Here is the list of Rock Star Designers who have made something to inspire you for this challenge.  You don't have to use Repeat Impression stamps but if you do, you name will be entered twice (2x) for a random drawing for a really nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Check out Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built for the complete guidelines and link your project there. Good luck - and I'm looking forward to see your projects.
  • Joy... you are here
Have a Happy Stamping Day! 

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Hot Chocolate Day

Hi, it's Joy today - Brrrr.... it's cold today - no snow though.  Supplies to make this shaker card can be found in the Classy Cards 'n Such on line store.  I just love going thru the store and getting inspiration.  This is for the week's challenge called "Winter Blues".


The sweet little snowman is from Twinkles.  After coloring the snowman and bird, I covered them with Wink of Stella.  The sentiment was heat embossed on the acetate with Sparkle 'n Sprinkle's White Fine Detail Embossing powder.  To pop up the panel for the shaker I cut some Large Joy Foam Pads and fit them around it.  The blue background paper is some  I made with Ken Oliver's Indigo Color Burst and the card base was embossed with Dots by Crafts Too!.

Now it's time to join all the others in the Winter Blues challenge.  First go to the Classy Cards 'n Such blog, get some inspiration from the Design Team members and make your project using blues - be sure to look at the details on the blog and then link your project here or at the Classy Cards'n Such blog. - You could be the winner of a nice prize.

Thanks for looking at my card and have a Happy Stamping Day!

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

Goodness - can you believe Christmas has come and gone and now it's time for Valentine cards?  I have a goal to send out a Valentine card to each of the teachers I supervise - so I better get crackin'!   Guess what?  I used left over Christmas paper and supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such on line store!  

The sentiment is from a fabulous set called Hugs & Kisses by JustRite - one of the best stamp sets around.  Not only is it packed with 19 great sentiments, it has 6 flourishes and a beautiful circle frame.  I'm just crazy about this set.  The sentiment was heat embossed using Sparkle 'n Sprinkle's White Detail Embossing Powder.  You can zoom onto the sentiment and see how fine and clean that powder is.  The sentiment panel was popped up using Large Joy Foam Pads.

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

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Happy New Year

Good Morning.  Today the challenge at Repeat Impressions is "Anything Goes" - Love this kind of challenge.  Here is my card:
The images are Clock Face and Fireworks.  The sentiment is Happy New Year, heat embossed on vellum.

 Now we want to see what you would do with the "Anything Goes" challenge.    You don't have to use Repeat Impression stamps but if you do, you name will be entered twice (2x) for a random drawing for a really nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Check out Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built for the complete guidelines and link your project there. 

Here is the list of Rock Star Designers who have made something to inspire you.  Good luck - and I'm looking forward to see your projects.
  • Joy... you are here
Have a Happy Stamping Day! 

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Blue Christmas

Good morning! Just wanted to share this card for the Snowflake Challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such.   Supplies for this card are from Classy Cards n Such on line store. This card reminds of Elvis Presley's Blue Christmas.
The blue water colored rectangle uses the Ken Oliver's Color Burst Indio - I really like that you can get several shades of color from one bottle.  The die cut snowflake is from Memory Box called Silverdale Snowflake Duet.  The watercolor rectangle was popped up using Small Joy Foam Pads.

Now it's time to join all the others in this fun Snowflake challenge.  First go to the Classy Cards 'n Such blog, get some inspiration from the Design Team members and make your project using snowflakes - be sure to look at the details on the blog and then link your project here or at the Classy Cards'n Such blog. - You could be the winner of a nice prize.

Thanks for looking at my card and have a Happy Stamping Day!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Easy Ombre Ink Background

Good Morning!  Today on The House That Stamps Built blog it is my turn to do a Project of the Week and  would like to tell you about an easy way to do ombre backgrounds.  Supplies are few:

white card stock,
brayer
ink - any kind -I experimented with 4 different kinds

Step 1 is to ink up your brayer
Step 2 roll onto the card stock several time - until ink is gone.
Step 3 re-ink brayer and repeat step 2 until you have the depth of color you want
always start at the same place so the ink gets darker and then lighter as you roll down the card stock
Here is a finished card
For this card I used one of Wendy's new Large Sentiment sets called Happy Cling Set.  This set has nineteen different sentiments for all occasions.  The snowflake is called Snowflake Outline.  Both were heat embossed with White Detail Embossing powder on top of the inked card stock.

Hope you give this easy technique a try - it is fun!   Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a happy Stamping Day!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas

Hello today it's Joy with a card made with supplies from the Classy Cards 'n Such online store.  This afternoon I was invited to a last minute party and needed a Christmas card - quick, quick quick!  I was almost in a panic - but then I remembered that I had some left over components from Blueprints 4.  I keep all my left over components in a zip lock bag which makes it easy to make a quick card.

I stamped the Merry Christmas from Christmas Joy by Sweet n Sassy and heat embossed with Sparkle n Sprinkle White Detail Embossing Powder then rounded the corners of the red card stock with the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board. The pretty paper is from Believe by Authentique.   I have to say because the components were already cut out, this was one of the fastest cards I've ever made -- and I even made it to the party on time.

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

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Christmas Wand

Good Morning, Joy here today with a card for the Classy Cards 'n Such Weekly Challenge.  Today were were to use this photo as inspiration.
and here is my card:
The trees are a die-cut frame called Cascade Evergreen Frame by Memory Box.  The sentiment is from Christmas Joy by Sweet n Sassy Stamps stamped on some Heavy Weight Vellum.  I used a stencil called Texture Tessatina by Memory Box with some Dreamweaver Pearlescent Embossing Paste.  Before it dried I sprinkled on Sparkle & Sprinkle Crystal Ice Glitter.  Two green trees were die cut from the Evergreen Frame and layered on top of the white card stock making sure some of the white card stock was showing. Some of the embossing Paste was added using a small brush being sure to make some peaks.  Lastly I sprinkled some glitter on the trees before the paste dried.

Today would be a great day to join in the Star Challenge.  Just go to Classy Cards 'n Such Blogspot.com and look at the details for the challenge.  Be sure to check out what the other design team members did.  They did an awesome job this week.  Make your project Then it there or here.  You could be the winner of a nice prize!

Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a Happy Stamping Day!




Thursday, December 17, 2015

Warmth and Happiness

Good morning!  Joy here today.  Is it snowing yet?  NOT here in Texas!  This is a card made using Classy Cards 'n Such supplies which will made us dream of snow.

The sentiment is from Christmas Sentiments by Impression Obsession while the snowflakes are from Twinkles by Impression Obsession.  The little scroll is from Hugs & Kisses Sentiments by JustRite.  They were all embossed using Sparkle 'n Sprinkles White Detail Embossing Powder.  The background was made using a Mini Ink Blending Tool with Distress Inks.

Here's hoping you will have a white Christmas -- if not just dream.  Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a happy stamping day.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Merry Christmas Stars

Hi, Joy here for the Classy Cards 'n Such weekly challenge.  Today we were to have stars in our project.  So I combine one of my favorite stamps sets with stars.
The cardinal is from Christmas Joy  from Sweet 'n Sassy and the sentiment is from Christmas Sentiments by Impression Obsession.  The cardinal was quickly fussy cut after I added a dot of Viva Decor Pearl Pen to add dimension to his eye.  A Small Joy Foam Pad was added behind the chest area of the cardinal to give a popped up look.  This was a quick, quick card - and easy.

Today would be a great day to join in the Star Challenge.  Just go to Classy Cards 'n Such Blogspot.com and look at the details for the challenge.  Be sure to check out what the other design team members did.  Then link your project there or here.  You could be the winner of a nice prize!

Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a Happy Stamping Day!




Thursday, December 10, 2015

Memories

Good morning!  It's Joy today showing you another card I made with using supplies from the Classy Cards 'n Such online store.  A few weeks ago I used some of the Ken Oliver's Color Bursts to make some background paper and this card incorporates some of that paper.  I used Indigo Blue and Pthalo Green with some Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels.  This makes the Color Bursts sparkle.


On a piece of white card stock the Snowflake called Silverdale Snowflake Duet was cut out and the sentiment is from Twinkles by Impression Obsession was stamped near the bottom.  Then this was layered on top of the background paper.  When the large snowflake was cut I made sure to keep all the small inside pieces and place them in the cutouts.

Thanks for looking at my card - if it is snowing in your part of the country - keep warm!  Have a happy stamping day.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Snow Angels

Today at Classy Cards 'n Such our challenge is to make a project with angels - and snow angels count!  Do you remember making snow angels as a child?  They are so much fun!

The background is watercolored with the Ken Oliver Pthalo Green and Indigo Colors Bursts.  Instead of water I used Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist.  The sparkle is so pretty.  The little die cut snowflake is from Silverdale Snowflake Duet.  The sentiment is from Sweet 'n Sassy's Christmas Joy.  Each layer was cut using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A.

Today would be a great day to join in the Angel Challenge.  Just go to Classy Cards 'n Such Blogspot.com and look at the details for the challenge.  Be sure to check out what the other design team members did.  Then link your project there or here.  You could be the winner of a nice prize!

Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a Happy Stamping Day!


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