Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Repeat Impressions Sketch Day

Hello - I'm hoping everyone is enjoying spring in their backyard!  I look out my window and see so much green and ear birds - it's very pleasant here today in East Texas.   Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions challenged the Rock Star Design Team Members to this sketch
and here is my take on her sketch
For those in Maine this is Lupines, for us here in Texas there are bluebonnets.  But I must say that the lupines of Maine are GIANT compared to our bluebonnets.  I'm hoping that when I visit starting next month they lupines are still blooming.

Stamps:  Lupine
               Happy Spring

Joy ~  you are here

Now it's your turn:  Challenge a friend, make a card and then link your card on Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built.  You or the friend you challenged could be the randomly chosen name to win a gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.

Have a happy stamping day.  -- oh by the way... come back on Friday and see a BIG surprise Wendy has in store for you stampers!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Classy Cards 'n Such Garden Party

Lady Bug in the Garden

Hello friends, it's Joy today posting a card.  Beverly, owner of Classy Cards 'n Such has the perfect challenge for this time of the year!  I love gardens, flowers and the tiny little creatures you find - ladybugs, butterflies and little bunnies.  Here is my Garden Party Card.

Here are the supplies if you want to create one similar to this.  The background paper is from Vintage Bliss by Simple Stories and the pink and the yellow polka dot is called Soft Shades Double Dot by BoBunny.  I embossed the pink dot with Anna Griffin's Matisse embossing folder, made a medallion with the flower patterned paper, die cut a Picot Edge Circle by Spellbinders and a plain circle stamped with a greeting from Ornate Frame Sentiments by Our Daily Bread Designs.  I also used a tiny flourish from the stamp set  Live, Love, Laugh Vintage Labels Two by JustRite Stamps to balance the sentiment.  There are many stamp sets at Classy Cards 'n Such that have these cute little flourishes - just what is need sometimes to balance out your sentiments.

What is a garden without a ladybug?  So in the right hand corner I put one, looking for a flower.  The ladybug is from Lovely Lady Bugs by Memory Box.  It has 2 sizes and are a perfect little addition to any project -- and sooooo inexpensive.

Vintage Bliss by Simple Stories
Soft Shades Double Dot Designs by BoBunny
Anna Griffin Matisse embossing folder
Picot Edge Circle by Spellbinders
Ornate Frame Sentiments by Spellbinders
Live, Love, Laugh Vintage Labels Two by JustRite
Lovely Lady Bugs by Memory Box

Be sure to go to Beverly's Blog and show us a garden card - just link it at her blog, Classy Cards 'n Such.

Thanks for looking at my card - take time to smell the flowers in a garden.  Have a happy stamping day!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Classy Card's 'n Such Music Challenge

Hi, Joy here today.  This week Beverly, owner of Classy Cards 'n Such challenged us to use a music theme in our projects.  We could use die cuts, sheet music or music notes.  What a fun challenge!  Here is my card:
I stamped the Garden Rose from B Line Designs on a piece of music designer paper.  I then used Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet,  Bundled Sage  and Peeled Paint distress markers by Tim Holtz  to color - I love these markers.  Shading is to easy to achieve and I like the look.  Then used the die from Spellbinders called Labels Twenty-five and Teramo Labels.  The Happy Birthday sentiment which I shaded with ink on a Mini Ink Blending Tool is from Ornate Frame Sentiments by Our Daily Bread Designs.  This is a fabulous stamp set to add to your collection - it has so many stamps and beautiful scrip in several different sizes.

Labels Twenty-five by Spellbinders
Teramo Labels by Memorybox
Garden Rose by B Line Designs
Ornate Frame Sentiments from Our Daily Bread
Distress Markers:
Spun Sugar
Victorian Velvet
Bundled Sage
Peeled Paint
Mini Ink Blending tool - oh, how I love this little tools; makes it easy to ink in small spaces.

Hope you have as much fun as I did meeting this Music challenge.  Have a HAPPY stamping day!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Repeat Impressions Sketch Day

I'm always glad when it's time for a sketch challenge from Wendy at The House That Stamps Built.  I feel like Wendy has done the hard work -- all I have to do is pick one of her amazing stamps, and the rest just falls together.  Here is Wendy's sketch for this week.

and here is my card:
Supply list:
Stamp:  Easter Lily
             Happy Easter
Dies:     Spellbinders Matting BasicsA
              Fancy Ribbon Threader
              Opulent Ovals
Other:   heart brads

The other Rock Star Designers made some cards to inspire you in the challenge:  Here they are:
Joy ~  you are here
Now it's your turn:  Challenge a friend, make a card and then link your card on Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built.  You or the friend you challenged could be the randomly chosen name to win a gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Classy Cards 'n Such Die Cuts Challenge

I hope spring is coming to your part of the country.  Our azaleas and dogwoods are in full bloom and it is beautiful in East Texas.

Hi, Joy today showing you how I met Classy Cards 'n Such Die Cuts Challenge - with supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.  I have a Circut and a Silhouette, but rarely get them out because I love using my Vagabond for die cuts.

Here is my card

I cut two flower vine die cuts from Anna Griffin's Die called Flower Vine.  Both were sponged with pink and green ink.  The flowers were cut off one of the die cuts and layered on top of the other die cut with small Joy Foam Dots. This was glued onto the journal page shaped die from My Favorite Things Blueprints 4.   Tiny lace edges were cut from Allisons' Ribbons.  The sentiment was stamped on one of the Blueprints 4 dies and matted on top of another rectangle die from this set and popped up with Large Joy Foam Dots.  The sentiment stamp is from Inky Antics called Mighty Tower with the little flourish from the Spring Words Stamp Set.  The butterfly was hand cut from the Black-Eyes Susan Vintage Labels Five by JustRite, colored and attached with Joy Foam  Dots.

Small Joy Foam Dots
Large Joy Foam Dots
Flower Vine Die by Anna Griffin
Blueprints 4 Die by My Favorite Things
Mighty Tower Stamp by Inky Antics
Spring Words Stamp by JustRite Stamps
Black-Eye Susan Vintage Labels Five by JustRite

Here is a peek at how the layered flowers look close up.

P.S.  The Joy Foam Dots comes in two sizes - I love the small ones because they fit onto tiny areas.
The Blueprints 4 Die set has a great variety of dies (journal page, heart, lace, button, rectangles, star) - great bang for your money. The journal page die in the set is perfect if you do Simple Stories or Project Life Scrapbooking.

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

Isn't this little girl just precious? Let me introduce you....
Lauryn was diagnosed with Leukemia on March 27, 2014. She is currently hospitalized in the DC area undergoing chemotherapy to fight this terrible disease.  Lauryn is Linda Payne's granddaughter...many of you in the stamping community probably already know sweet Linda!

As news of Lauryn's illness spread via social media, many of you have asked if there is anything you can do to help, so we have come up with a plan. We decided to have a Card Drive and would like to invite YOU to help by sending "happy mail" to Lauryn and her family.

Please create cards to share your love and encouragement for Lauryn and her family. Lauryn's parents are Josh and Elizabeth and she has two older siblings: Lily and Logan. We thank the Lord for this dear family and need to pray for them as they are seeking to glorify the Lord throughout this trial. 

Here is mine:

Cards can be mailed to:

Children's National
Hematology/Oncology RM 437
Lauryn Newsome
111 Michigan Ave NW
Washington DC 20010

You can find updates on Lauryn via a Facebook page that has been set up by some family. It is Fight on Little Lauryn. They have shared how encouraging it is receive a simple "like" on a Facebook status or words of love and encouragement that is posted.
Here is the fabulous group of bloggers who have joined us in promoting this Card Drive. We would love for you to hop with us as numerous bloggers have blog candy and all you need to do is leave a comment... 
Olga Jewell Craftieodamae
Mary Anne Kelemen Lakeside Stamping
Lisa Haines The Purple Place
Colleen Holmes A Card’s Delight
Anita Autore Cards & Coffee 
Sandra Van Blaricum Cards and Creativity 
Nina Brackett Crafting in Croatia
Linda Coughlin The Funkie Junkie
Kathleen Curry Will Stamp for Wine
Melissa Czapor My Many Journeys
Vicki Dutcher All I Do is Stamp
Tera Fujan Stamp Queen 
Joy Hadden Pieces of Joy
Karen Knegten Studio at the Lake 
Lee Murphy My Reality
Betty Neville Betty Neville's Blog
Jackie Randolph Paper Moments 
Shirley Ross Card Art, Etc.
Brenda Turner Stamp It Up
Geri Utterback Geri’s Cards 
Cheri Weston Stamp’n Boomer 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Easter at Classy Cards 'n Such

Hi, today I'm posting a challenge card made with supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.  The challenge was to do an Easter card with an inspirational sentiment.  Easter is a big family time for us and is an important part of our spiritual lives so this card was a pleasure to make.

Here is my card:
Here are a few details.  I used Sparkle 'n Sprinkle Gold outline embossing powder for the flower stamp from B Line Designs is called Garden Rose.  The butterfly is from the stamp set called Black-Eyed Susan.  The images were stamped, matted on the Spellbinders Label Eight and a ribbon tied around it and then this was pop up with the large Joy Foam Dots on a piece of gold embossed card stock.  This was then matted on a lighter piece of lavender card stock

Garden Rose Stamp
Sparkle 'n Sprinkle Gold Embossing Powder
Black-Eyed Susan Stamp Set by JustRite
Decorative Label Eight by Spellbinders
Large Joy Foam Dots

I hope you have a special Easter celebrating our Christ's resurrection.

Thank you for looking at my card, have a HAPPY stamping day.

Classy Cards 'n Such Challenge

Hi - is it spring yet?  Surely it's not too far off in your area!  Joy here posting a card for Classy Cards 'n Such Silly or Funny April Fool's Day Challenge.  This gave me an opportunity to use the Stamp Set called Just Keep Calm by JustRite Stamps.  This is a giant set that has 64 images and sayings.  It has so many funny "Stay Calm" sentiments.  Here is one of them
I used Sparkle 'n Sprinkles White Embossing Powder for the frame and sentiment and cut it out with Spellbinders Nested Oval Medallion.  The ribbon is a little bit of Egg Shell Seam Binding. The paper is from a Summer Fresh 6x6 pad.  You might recognize the tiny little scallop - it comes from my favorite die called Allison's Ribbons by Cheery Lynn Designs.

Just Keep Calm Stamp Set by JustRite
White Embossing Powder
Spellbinders Nested Oval Medallion
Egg Shell Seam Binding

Have a great April Fool's Day - and have fun and have a happy stamping day!


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