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!


Thursday, December 3, 2015

Wishing You

Hello friends!  I'm trying to finish up my Christmas cards and wanted to use some of the Ken Oliver Color Bursts that are in the Classy Cards 'n Such on line store.  First I have a warning for you -- these color Bursts are addictive.  I kind of went crazy and will be posting more cards that uses these.  For this one I used the colors of Indigo, Pthleo Green and a little Lemon Yellow.



I took a portion of the water color paper I used and die cut a rectangle, and heat embossed the sentiment from Impression Obsessions Christmas Sentiments with Sparkle 'n Sprinkle's White Detail Embossing powder.  The rectangle was then layer onto a piece of glossy card stock that was dry embossed with an Anna Griffins folder.  The little tree stamp is from Impression Obsession's Riding Pretty and cut out with the matching Bicycle Die Set and popped up using Small Joy Foam Pads.

Hope you are getting to finish up your cards - the Classy Cards 'n Such on line store will help!  Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a Happy Stamping Day!

Ringing in the Holidays with Laura's Loft

Today Laura's Loft is helping us Ring in the Holidays with a blog hop featuring some great products from her online store.  If you have just come from Debbie's blog you are at the right spot.  If not, just hit this button and it will take you there.
http://debbielovestocraft.blogspot.com/2015/12/december-shop-hop-ringing-in-holidays.html

Here is my card
I used the a stamp set from Altenew called Hennah Elements for the flower and the sentiment is from a set by Cas-ual Friday Stamps called Snowflake Splendor.

Now hop along to Lisa's and take a look at her beautiful card.

Be sure to check out the "To Enter Giveaway Requirements".  You  will find them here.   Below you will find a list of the participants in case you get off track.
Jasmine - Guest Designer

Laura
Deana
Robbie
Leeann

Debbie 
Joy - you are here

Lisa
Emma
Cindy

Don't forget the PRIZE!!  Here is a pic of what you will be eligible for when you comment on each designer's blog.  Two Stamp sets from Newton's Nook and 2 selections of Laura's Loft Creative Bling Sequins.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Celebrate the Season

Good morning! It's Joy here today.  I put up my tree today - it put me in the mood to make a card for the Classy Cards 'n Such weekly challenge.  The supplies I used are found in the Classy Cards 'n Such on line store.

I used the cover plate called Cascade Evergreen Frame and cut out some blue glitter cardstock and used a die by Spellbinder called Labels Eighteen (which are on sale,  I then dry embossed the white card stock base using Dots folder by Crafts Too.  The sentiment is from Christmas Sentiments by Impression Obsession which was popped up with Large Joy Foam Pads.

Now, it's your turn to show us what you would do with Classy Card 'n Such's Christmas Tree Challenge.  We would love to see what you would do with this 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!

Link your creation below to be entered to win a prize from the Classy Cards 'n Such online shop!  Please be sure to follow all of the requirements above to be eligible.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Beauty of the Season

Good Morning!  Joy here today.  The Classy Cards 'n Such online store has the supplies I used to make this card.
The first thing was to pull out my favorite die set from My Favorite Things called Blueprints 4 along with the die set called Silverdale Snowflake Duet by Memory Box, the Spellbinders Labels Eighteen and die cut them all out using the paper from the 6x6 paper pad Candy Lane Collection by Bo Bunny.

  The sentiment is from Sweet 'n Sassy called Christmas Joy and was heat embossed with Sparkle 'n Sprinkle's White Detail Embossing Powder on a piece of Heavy Weight Vellum.  The little heart was added and the snowflakes were covered with Wink of Stella - wish I could get the pretty sparkle to show up in photos.  It only took a few minutes to arrange the elements.

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

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

What If Wednesday

Today for the Repeat Impression's weekly What If Wednesday challenge.  Wendy gave us this sketch to use.
And this is my card
The sentiment is called Peace and was embossed with Detail Embossing Powder.   What Would You Do with this sketch?   We would love to see what you would do - Remember it does not have to be a card - you can make a layout or a 3-D project.  Just use a sentiment as the focus in your design.  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, November 24, 2015

Ornament Challenge

Hi, it's Joy this morning showing you what I did for the Classy Cards 'n Such challenge.  This week it is ornaments, any color, shape or style - 3D project, scrapbook page or card!  The Classy Cards 'n Such online store has so many great stamps sets to chose from for this challenge!  I used the Noel Christmas Ornaments by JustRite.

The white card stock was embossed and lightly rubbed with a Mini Ink Blending Tool and some distress ink.  The ornament by JustRite and called Noel Christmas Ornaments was stamped, die cut and stamped with Merry Christmas from Sweet and Sassy's Christmas Joy.  I lightly attached it to some designer paper by BoBunny called Candy Cane Collection and attached to the inside of the card.  I used a larger ornament die to cut out the front of the card.  The back of the ornament was stamped with the To: in the Noel Christmas Ornaments set and I signed my name and year.  The ornament can be pulled off and put on a tree.

Now, it's your turn to show us what you would do with Classy Card 'n Such's Ornaments Challenge.  We would love to see what you would do with this 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, November 19, 2015

Blessed (extra) Joy

Hello, Even though it doesn't snow much in my part of Texas, I still hope to see a little of it.  Today I'd like to show you a card I made with supplies from the Classy Cards 'n Such on line store.

This was colored with several colors of ink and a Mini Ink Blending Tool.  The 3 large snowflakes were die cut into the cardstock with a die called Silverdale Snowflake Duet and also die cut snowflakes from white cardstock along with the word blessed.  These were recessed into the colored cardstock.  The small snowflakes are heat embossed using Sparkle 'n Sprinkles Fine White Detail Embossing Powder.  Then I gave the letters and snowflakes a good coating of Wink of Stella (love that pen for everything!)

Here's hoping you get to see snow this winter!  Thanks for looking at my card!


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Classy Cards 'n Such Gratitude Challenge

Good Morning!  Today the challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such is to make a project that uses thankful, blessed or grateful - so that can include a lot!  Here is my card:

I used some paper from Simple Stories 6x6 pads called Harvest Lane and Pumpkin Spice.  The sentiment is from You Are Beautiful by Impression Obsessions.  The sentiment was popped up using Large Joy Foam Pads.

Now it's your turn.  What would you do with this challenge?  Just go to Classy Cards 'n Such Blogspot.com and look at the details for the challenge.  There will be lots to inspire you.  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, November 12, 2015

Winter Wonderland Hop with Lauras Loft


Today at Laura's Loft, the Design Team has cooked up some great WinterWonderland projects for you.  If you have just come from Lisa's blog, you are at the right spot.  If you missed her beautiful creation, just click the previous button and it will take you right to her blog.
 http://royalpumpkinart.blogspot.com/2015/11/winter-wonderland-with-lauras-loft-shop.html
Here is my card.  I used the sweet little stamp set called Winter Wonderland - Snowman.  The sentiment is from Casual Friday's Snowflake Splendor .  The silver snowflakes and sequins are from a INCREDIBLE collection of creative bling by Laura and is called Joyeux Noel.   There are tiny words, snowflakes, flowers, sequins and stars - oh my!!  She packs a lot into those bags.  The snowflakes are embossed with  Wow's Silent Night Embossing Powder.
Next stop on the Blog Hop is Linda - you will just love what she has created to inspire you.
Be sure to check out the "To Enter Giveaway Requirements".  You  will find them here.   The prize is a Stamp Set, die and Sequins mix -   Below you will find a list of the participants in case you get off track.

Jasmine - Guest Designer for November
Linda - Guest Designer for November
Laura
Deana
Robbie
Debbie
Leeann
Lisa
Joy - you are here
Cindy
Emma

Repeat Impression Blog Hop

Good Morning!  Wow!  You are in for a treat!  Repeat Impressions is having a special blog hop to show off Wendy's latest stamp sets - they are all the really popular large sentiments.  Here is my card - well card set:


The large sentiments make it so easy - this card set only took a few minutes.  I used the Thanks sentiment set.  Take a look at all the sets under the title called Cling Sets.   How would you like to win one of these sets?  All you have to do is comment on the blogs of the Design Team. So each comment left will count as one entry. The more blogs you visit and comment on, the more you will increase your chances to win. Leave a comment on the Repeat Impressions blog and all 7 of the DT blogs and they get 8 entries... Comment on only 4 blogs and earn only 4 chances to win, etc.
Our readers must complete the hop by commenting on each Rock Star Designer's project and Repeat Impression's blog and post their comments no later than 5pm Eastern Time on Sunday, November 15th. We will be giving away blog candy to two lucky hoppers! We will be awarding 1 unmounted word set of choice to one individual who comments on at least 4 blogs. And we will be awarding one other lucky individual ALL 4 of the unmounted word sets if they comment on the RI blog and all 7 of the design team blogs.
Joy - you are here
On Monday, November 16th Wendy will announce the winners of the hop on Repeat's Impression's blog and Facebook page.

Golden Merry Christmas

Good Morning!  Joy here today showing you a really quick elegant card -- it's is quick I promise!
The supplies for this card are from the Classy Cards 'n Such online store.

I used the Spellbinders large and medium dies from the set called Decorative Labels Eight and the small, medium and large die from Spellbinders Labels Eight to cut out the dies using that beautiful Gold Mirricard.  This is a gorgeous shiny gold.  Each layer was popped up with Large Joy Foam Pads.  The Merry Christmas sentiment is from JustRite's Noel Christmas Ornaments and was heat embossed using Sparkle 'n Sprinkle's Fine Gold Detail embossing powder.  The teal blue snowflake paper is from Candy Cane Lane by Bo Bunny.

Easy and quick - have a happy stamping day!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Repeat Impression's Focus on the Sentiment Challenge.

Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions has challenged us to "Focus on the Sentiment".  So here is my card:
I just love this sentiment!  This card is going to my stamping buddy, my sister.  We don't live in the same town, but get together often just to stamp and make cards.  

This one uses the 12 Days of Christmas - Stamper's Style.  Check out the Christmas for Stampers category - there are lots and lots of stamps just for stampers.

Now for the rest of the challenge.  What would you do with this Sentiment challenge?  We would love to see what you would do - Remember it does not have to be a card - you can make a layout or a 3-D project.  Just use a sentiment as the focus in your design.  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, November 10, 2015

Merry Christmas

Good morning friends.  Today our challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such will be to make a project with stockings or mittens with red and white and a touch of green.

Here is my card(s)

I die cut the Stocking Garland from Poppy Stamps but just used the stocking part and paper from the 6x6 pads called Mistletoe Collection by Bo Bunny and Home Sweet Home from Graphic 45.  The stockings were popped up with Small Joy Foam Pads.  The Merry Christmas from Christmas Joy by Sweet 'n Sassy was heat embossed using White Detail Embossing powder by Sparkle 'n Sprinkle.  These cards are just little hand out cards for friends that measure 4.25 x 4.25 so I made some little envelopes to go with them with my We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board.

How would you add a some stockings or mittens to your project?  Now, it's your turn to show us what you would do with Classy Card 'n Such's Mitten/Stocking Challenge.  We would love to see what you would do with this challenge.  Just go to Classy Cards 'n Such Blogspot.com and look at the details for the challenge.  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, November 5, 2015

Fall Thank You

Is it fall yet?  The Classy Cards 'n Such online store has some beautiful papers that show how beautiful fall colors are.  Here is a card I made with some of my favorite papers called Harvest Lane and Pumpkin Spice by Simple Stories.  The sentiment and scalloped center stamp is from Floral Fan Elements by JustRite.  

The bottom half of the card was embossed with the Anna Griffin folder called Smitten.  My favorite part of the card is the upper half which comes from the Harvest Lane pad.  It has several pages of 3x6 elements.  This one was trimmed to fit my card base.  The layer medallion was cut with two dies from Blueprints 13 by My Favorite Things and the scallop border is from Blueprints 3 by My Favorite Things.  The medallion was popped up with Large Joy Foam Pads.

Here's hoping fall is coming soon near you - while you wait looking at the many pretty fall colored papers at Classy Cards 'n Such can keep you dreaming that fall is right around the corner.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Repeat Impressions Color Challenge

It Color Challenge time at Repeat Impressions!  The colors are green, blue and gold!
And here is my card
I used the the Large Pine Tree and the Peace stamped in white embossing powder and added a gold star and a gold mat.

What would you do with this color challengechallenge?  We would love to see what you would do - Remember it does not have to be a card - you can make a layout or a 3-D project.  Just use green, gold and blue in your design.  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!

LinkWithin

Blog Widget by LinkWithin