Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Home for the Holidays

Joy here today.  I wanted to show you a card I made using supplies found at the Classy Cards 'n Such on-line store.  This card is for this weeks challenge to make a Bright and Fun Card.
I used the die by Anna Griffin called Flourish Medallion for the base and inked the flourish while the die was still attached to the cardstock using a Mini-ink Blending Tool . The pretty flourish circle stamp is from the JustRite Stamp set called Old Friends(which is on sale).  The sentiment is from Noel Christmas Ornament stamp set by JustRite.  The Small Blooming Poinsettia die is made by Poppy Stamps.  I shaped 2 of the poinsettias using a Susan's Garden Tool Set.  This set has all the tools you will need to give your flowers great dimension.  I popped up the elements using Small Joy Foam Pads.

We would love to see what you do with this challenge.  Just go to Beverly's blog called Classy Cards 'n Such and look for all the details.

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

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Lord Knows

Good morning, Joy here with a card using supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.  I tried a new technique on this one and will try to explain what I did.
First I cut 3 branches out of green card stock from  Beach Sprig by Memory Box.  Then I strategically cut 3 more branches out of yellow card stock.  Then I fit the green branches into where the yellow branches were cut -- like a jigsaw puzzle.  This made the green branches lay flat into the yellow card stock.

Then I cut a Spellbinders frame called Nested Oval Medallion using paper from Kaiser Craft's The Lake House, then traced around the inside with a black pen.  I stamped the sentiment from Cast All Your Cares by Just Rite and popped up with Joy Foam Pads.   I punched out a few little flowers and shaped them on the tan mat from Susan's Garden Tool Kit using the little stylus (this kit is ON SALE!).  The flowers were scattered around and attached using Art Institute Clear Adhesive .  I used this adhesive because it has a tiny pinpoint metal tip that put the adhesive right where I needed it. Lastly little Clear Rock Candy buttons from Queen Company were put in the centers of the flowers.

Thanks for looking at y card, have a happy stamping day!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Repeat Impression Sale


Bill and Wendy Wyman owners of Repeat Impressions wanted to give thanks for you, their customers.

In appreciation, they are offering 20% OFF all their rubber stamps and other goodies on their website for the next 7 days only.  Place an order on their website Friday, Nov. 21st through Thursday, Nov. 27th.  Then simply enter code THANKS20 at checkout to take advantage of your special pricing. 

This will be the last sale promotion of the year so don't miss this great opportunity to shop for the holidays or pick up a little something for yourself at reduced prices.

Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving and all the best for the upcoming holiday season!

Wendy & Bill
Repeat Impressions

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Peace on Earth

Hello friends, Joy here today posting a card for the Classy Cards 'n Such challenge this week called Christmas Blooms.

Here are the dies used:
Marietta Buckle by Memory Box - 3 were cut
Small Blooming Poinsettia by Poppy Stamps 3 were cut, with a few extra leaves
Banner die

The little poinsettia were formed on the mat  and shaped using one of the tools from Susan's Garden Tool Kit  then glued to the Marietta Buckles, then the green leaves were added.  The sentiment from Christmas Sentiments by Impression Obsession was heat embossed with White Detail Embossing Powder by Sparkle 'n Sprinkle.  These elements were popped up using some Small Joy Foam Pads.  Then these were placed on some paper from the 6x6 paper pad called Holly Bright by KaiserKraft.

Check out all the details for this week's challenge on the Classy Cards 'n Such blog.  Check out some of the inspiration there and link your card - can't wait to see what you create.

Sketch Day at Repeat Impressions

Soooo, is it cold and snowy where you are?  It's cold and clear here -- and it makes me want to stay inside and play!  So today I'm taking that opportunity to try my hand at Repeat Impressions inspirational challenge.  Thank you Geri for for your photo.  Here is her inspirational photo:
So.....whatever inspires you from this pic.  Here is my take:
Stamps: Merry Christmas and Small Pine Tree and Ornament Frame.  I really like the ornament frame because it can be filled with so many different elements.  The Merry Christmas was heat embossed.  The scallop circle and circles are dies.  We would love to see what you do with Geri's inspirational photo.

Go to Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built and see all the details and link your card there.  Yours could be the randomly drawn name that will receive a nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Here is the list of Rock Star Designers who have made cards to inspire you.

Joy... you are here

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

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Thanks for Being You

Hi, Joy here today posting a thank you card that was made using supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.   I always need Thank You cards and this was a quick one that will go into my stash so that it can be pulled out and addressed in no time.

The bottom half of the card was embossed using Anna Griffins embossing folder called Juliet Damask.  The sweet little scallop border is from Impression Obsession.  The round frame is from JustRite and called Old Friends.  Just a word about this stamp set --- IT'S ON SALE -- and one of the greatest sets ever.  It has 6 separate round frames (perfect for Spellbinders dies) and 6 separate fabulous sentiments.  They have an interlocking ribbed grid that I just press onto my clear stamping block and they stamp so clear and clean. The outer sentiment circle was popped up using the small Joy Foam Pads.  Hey -- pop by Classy Cards 'n Such and look what else is on sale!

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

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Classy Card 'n Such Ornament Challenge

Hi, Joy here today- thinking thoughts of Christmas and Christmas cards.  The Classy Cards 'n Such on line store is a great place to begin. It's also a great place to make a wish list - print it out and just leave the list in a conspicuous place - and act surprised on Christmas Day.

This card has an ornament that can be detached and put on a tree.  I  stamped 3 of the ornaments from the set called Noel Christmas Ornaments by JustRite on thick card stock and heat embossed one with Sparkle 'n Sprinkles  Black Detail Embossing Powder. They were then cut out and glued together them together making sure the colored one was on top. dated it on the back.  The little sentiment is also from this set.  There are many small sentiments in this set that fit into the rectangular space.

The larger Merry Christmas sentiment is from the set by Impression Obsession called Christmas Sentiments.  The pretty paper is from 6x6 pads French Country by Graphic 45 and The Twelve Days of Christmas by Graphic 45.  The light yellow paper was embossed with the embossing folder called Dots by Crafts Too.

This challenge would be a great opportunity to add to your Christmas card stash and perhaps you could be the winner of a great prize from Classy Cards 'n Such.   Just go to the Classy Cards 'n Such blog, see all the details. - get some inspiration and link your card.

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

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Anything Goes Blog Hop with Die-Versions and Repeat Impressions

We hope you are ready for some great inspiration - our theme is 'Anything Goes', and what awesome creations there are to see!
And...what's a blog hop without prizes?
There will be one lucky winner of a $20 gift card from Repeat Impressions
and one lucky winner for a $20 gift card from Die-Versions!  

Let's get hopping!

You should have arrived here from Linda Fish's blog.  
If you didn't, and you'd like to start at the beginning, you can find the entire hop list on the Die-Versions and Repeat Impressions' blogs

Be sure to start at the beginning, so you have the maximum chances of winning!  

The more you comment along the way, the more chances you have of winning!
You will have until midnight CST on Saturday, November 15th, to comment.  
Winners will be announced on the Die-Versions and Repeat Impression blogs on Sunday, November 16th.

Supplies:  Repeat Impressions Baby
Die-Versions Everyday Complements

Supplies:  Repeat Impressions Chickadee at Rest
Die-Versions Everyday Complements
I added glossy accents to the words.

We hope that we have inspired you to be creative, and that you'll do a bit of shopping at the Die-Versions and Repeat Impressions' websites!

Thanks for stopping by today!  

Your next stop on the hop is 

Mary Moisan

Thank you for leaving a comment - have a HAPPY stamping day.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

An afternoon with Anna Griffin for Classy Cards 'n Such

Good morning!  Joy here posting a card with supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.  I am wild about Anna Griffin die cuts and embossing folders.  So I spent most of the afternoon making cards with supplies I found on the Classy Cards 'n Such on line store.  Here is one of them
The Anna Griffin embossing folder is called Cherry Blossoms.  The large yellow medallion is called Flourish Medallion.  Anna Griffin folders and die are so very well made and incredibly easy to work with.  The next layer is a stamp from JustRite called Kindness.  After fussy cutting it out, it was colored with a few copics and the Praying for you sentiment is from the set called Ornate Frame Sentiments by Our Daily Bread.  I used Large and Small Joy Foam Pads to pop up the elements and give them some dimension. The small ones are perfect for using on fine line die cuts.

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

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Thinking of You with Classy Cards 'n Such

Hello, Joy here today with Classy Cards 'n Such.  I needed a quick card for a friend and put this one together for her.
The paper is from a 6x6 pad called Lady Rose from Kaisercraft.  The tag was die cut using the Spellbinders Die Set called Fancy Tags Two.  The Thinking of you sentiment is by JustRite and called Hugs & Kisses Sentiments and the ribbon is Eggshell Seam Binding by Hug Snug.  I'll tell you a secret - I stink at making bows - except for this seam binding!  It just seems to fall right and fold so neatly!  I just love it!  You can make this ribbon match any color by spritzing on a little color.

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

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Thanksgiving Blessings at Repeat Impressions

Hello, today Brenda one of the Repeat Impressions' Rock Star Designers challenged us to make a "Time to Give Thanks" card.  Here is how I met that challenge
Prize Pumpkin
Thanksgiving Blessings

I added glossy accents to a leaf die and put it behind the pumpkin that I colored and popped up with some pop dots.

How would you answer Brenda's challenge?  We would love to see what you would do.  Just go to Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built and check out all the details, make a card and link it on the blog.  You could be the winner of a fabulous gift certificate! 

Here is the list of Rock Star Designers who made a little something to inspire you.

Joy... you are here

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

Monday, November 3, 2014


Hi, friends, Joy here beginning to celebrate the season with Classy Cards 'n Such supplies!  The on line store makes card making fun.

The bicycle, present and Christmas tree was die cut using Bicycle Die Cut Set by Impression Obsession and then stamped with the clear rubber stamp set from Impression Obsession called Riding Pretty.  The sentiment is from Christmas Sentiments by Impression Obsession also.  I colored them, and popped them up with the Small Joy Foam Pads.  The pretty snowflake paper is from Bo Bunny's new Candy Cane Lane collection.

We sure would like for you to join in the challenge at the Classy Cards 'n Such Blog.  Check out the simple guidelines and link your card on the blog.  Can't wait to see how you trim your tree --- I need some more card ideas!

I hope you are getting your Christmas cards made - be sure to check out the supplies at Classy Cards 'n Such that will help you check this off your list quickly.

Have a HAPPY stamping day.



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