Thursday, August 27, 2015

Happy Day

Hello friends, Joy here - today for Classy Cards 'n Such I made a "Happy Day" card.  - It's not for a birthday - just for someone who just needs a little encouragement.
I used the Texture Shine stencil by Memory Box, colored it using ink and a Mini Ink Blending Tool.  The die is Happy Birthday Extravaganza Die by Memory Box.  The little drummer boy silhouette stamp is God Is by Sweet 'n Sassy.  Paper is French Country by Graphic 45.  Some little enamel dots were added last.

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

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

What If Wednesday at Repeat Impressions

Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions challenged us to What If Wednesday with this sketch
And here is what I did
I used the image called Spring Blossoms and the sentiment from Quartet Compliments called Happy Moments and a text background image called Genealogy text image that was stamped on tissue paper and then attached to the designer paper.

Now it's your turn!!  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.  I think this sketch would be perfect for a layout page. 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, August 25, 2015

Smile....

Hi friends, Joy here today showing you a card I made for this week's challenge using supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.  The challenge was to use this photo and make something that was related to "back to school".
Here is my card
I used the image from God Is by Sweet 'n Sassy.  The letters were popped up using Small Joy Foam Pads.  The teal/blue base is from Graphic 45's French Country.  See the rounded corners?  I used my Envelope Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers.  It stays out on my desk and is so much easier to reach for than digging around for my corner rounder.   The sentiment "smile" is from JustRite and I was further challenged by a friend to put sentiments inside my cards and so I finished it out with this.
 We would love to see what you would do with this challenge.  Take a look at the guidelines on Beverly's blog, Classy Cards 'n Such, make a project and link it there or here.  

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Repeat Impression's What If Wednesday

Good Morning!  Today for What If Wednesday Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions gave us this sketch to challenge us
and here is my card
For this challenge I used the image called Flowers from the Contain Yourself Series and the Thanks A Bunch sentiment.  The flowers were stamped using the masking technique and water colored with Ken Oliver's Color Bursts.

Now it's your turn!!  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.  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, August 18, 2015

Color Inspirational Challenge for Classy Cards 'n Such

Good Morning!  Classy Cards 'n Such Challenge for this week is a Color Challenge.  Here is the photo to inspire you
And here is my card:
I used the dies called Blissful Butterfly Border by Memory Box and 3 of the small butterfly dies from Majestic Monarchs by Sweet 'n Sassy.  The paper is from Graphic 45 and called Botanical Tea.  The blue cardstock was embossed with Cherry Blossom by Darice.  The sweet sentiment is from Sweet Wishes by Stampavive.

Take a look at the guidelines on Beverly's blog, Classy Cards 'n Such, make a project and link it there or here.  I look forward to seeing how this sweet picture inspires you.

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.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

What If Wednesdays at Repeat Impressions

Hello friends!  Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions asked Cheri to issue a challenge for us and Cheri wants us to make a project entitled Sun, Sand and Surf.  Love, love, love this challenge.  Here is my card
The image is Sandcastle and the sentiment is Happy Summer with the Small Starfish.

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.  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, August 11, 2015

The Hand That Bears

Good Morning friends.  Today the Classy Cards 'n Such Challenge is to use this photo for inspiration.  Isn't this the sweet photo!

Here is the card I made:
Two things just popped out to me - the texture of the shrubs and the soft colors of the bunny.  He is just adorable!  I used the khaki and white in his fur and the green shrubbery as inspiration.  The embossing folder is one of the fabulous ones from Anna Griffin called Juliet Damask.  Anna Griffin folders are amazing.  I've never been able to get really outstanding embossing except from her folders.  Just try one - you will be so surprised!  The sentiment is from Sweet 'n Sassy called God Is.  The sentiments in this set are a soft delicate handwriting.  Because the embossing is so detailed, I used some 1/2 inch Scor-tape to adhere it to a piece of white card stock on top of the Khaki.

This is a fun challenge - Take a look at the guidelines on Beverly's blog, Classy Cards 'n Such, make a project and link it there or here.  I look forward to seeing how this sweet picture inspires you.

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

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Repeat Impressions Color Challenge

Hello friends! Today Repeat Impressions's weekly challenge is a color challenge.  Here are the colors:


To me these colors say -- party!!  So here's what I came up with:
I used the Large jar image from the Contain Yourself Series and filled it with Celebration Bursts and several Small Balloon Silhouettes that I tied up with some twine.  The sentiment is the "Hurray" part of a stamp called Hurray for you.  

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.  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, August 4, 2015

I Thank You

Good Morning!  Joy here with a Thank You card for a sweet friend who watched over my house while I was on vacation.  This will be for the Classy Cards 'n Such Embossing Folder Challenge.

The embossing folder is from Darice called Cherry Blossom.  On top of that I used a die cut from Spellbinders called Decorative Labels Eight using some Gold Mirricard and the "I Thank You" is from Just the Right Words by JustRite.  This is a make your own sentiment stamp set of 32 words.  It is so easy to line up and you can make tons of sentiments to match your cards.  All these can be found on the Classy Cards 'n Such online store.

Now it's your turn, give this challenge  try - just add an embossing folder.  Take a look at the guidelines posted on Beverly's blog, Classy Cards 'n Such and link your project there.

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

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Repeat Impressions Anything Goes Challenge

Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions let us have free rein!  Yeah!! Today her challenge to us is ANYTHING GOES!  Yikes!  That leaves a heck of a lot of freedom!  I needed a masculine get well card and this was perfect time to get it done!
I split the sentiment called Recovery from the Quartet Compliment Series (fabulous sentiment series)  and the image called Get Well Post.  The image was put on top of a stitched square die that I highlighted with a white gel pen.

Now it's your turn....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.  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, July 28, 2015

My Wish For You

Hi!  Today it's Joy here showing you a card I made for the Classy Cards 'n Such Challenge called Colors and Patterns.  I'm always interested in how patterns are put together, so I will really be looking forward to seeing what you do!

A scallop die from My Favorite Things Blueprints 4, those great dimensional Large Joy Foam Pads to pop up the sentiment and a few scraps from my HUGE pile is all that was needed for this card.  Classy Cards 'n Such made this an easy challenge!

Now remember to take a look at the easy-peasy guidelines that Beverly has posted on the Classy Cards 'n Such Blog, make a project - it can be a card, layout or even a 3D project - perhaps a wall hanging and link it on the Classy Cards 'n Such blog or here below in my post.

Thanks for looking at my card - I can't wait to see your projects!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Post Card Thanks

Good morning friends!  A few supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such online store can help making thank you cards quick and easy.  Let me show you.  
This post card is one of the many you can find in the 12x12 pad called By the Sea by Graphic 45.  I die cut the sail boat with the stitched rectangle die from Blueprints 13 by My Favorite Things and die cut the little flags with a banner die.  The "Thanks" sentiment is from Thankful Blooms by Sweet 'n Sassy.  Each one of the elements were shaded with tea dye ink and a Mini Inking Tool by Tim Holtz.  All the elements were popped up using Joy Foam Pads.

This card was easy, easy, easy because Classy Cards 'n Such had all the supplies and the shipping is always fast!

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

On the Beach

Hi - Joy here today showing you a card for this week's Classy Cards 'n Such challenge called At the Beach.

Here is my card
The sentiment is from Cast All Your Cares, the paper is from Graphic 45 called By the Sea.  The sentiment was stamped on the rectangle from Blueprints 4 and embossed using Sparkle 'n Sprinkles White Detail Embossing Powder.  The starfish and seaweed were cut out from the paper, painted with Wink of Stella and covered with Glossy accents.

This is a great opportunity to win a nice gift from Classy Cards 'n Such.  Just make a "Beach" card following the guidelines at the Classy Cards 'n Such Blog.  You can link your project there or here.

Good luck - I look forward to seeing what you do.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

FLIP'N FUN BLOG HOP

If you have just come from Karen's blog, you are at the right place because today, Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions has a special blog hop.  It will spotlight the NEW Repeat Impressions Dies!  We are beyond excited about this and all their possibilities for creating fabulous cards.

Here is my Flip'n Fun card


As you pull the tab, a message is revealed
My image set is from the series JUST FOR THE PUN OF IT flip set and the die is the SQUARE STITCH DIE.  Hey wouldn't you like to win one of these New Die sets?  All of the complete Die Sets are here and all the complete Flip It Stamps are here.

Each comment left at a Design Team Member's blog 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 Impression's blog and all of the DT blogs and you get 9 entries... Comment on only 3 blogs and earn only 3 chances to win, etc.
Readers must complete the hop and post their comments no later than 5pm eastern time on Sunday, July 26th. Wendy will be giving away blog candy to two lucky hoppers. She will be awarding one Flip Fancy Die Set to one individual and one Flip Stitch Die Set to another individual.
On Monday, July 27th Wendy will announce the winner of the hop on Repeat Impressions blog and Facebook page.

I'm the last stop, so now it's time to go to the Repeat Impressions blog and leave a comment there.  Good Luck!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

WHAT IF WEDNESDAY.....

Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions issues us a challenge each week and calls it What If Wednesday.  She says "What if I gave you this sketch?  What would you do?"  So this is the sketch she drew for us this week.
and here is my card.
I used the Lightening Bug Jar image, fussy cut it out, used a few copics and covered it in Glossy accents.  I then added the one little bug from the Flip set called Bug Flip Set.  These were popped up using foam pads on top of stitched square dies. 

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.  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.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Project of the Week for Repeat Impressions

Good Morning! Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions asked me to show you a "project".  Today it will be embossing without an embossing folder.

Here are the few supplies:
1. a score board
2. embossing tool
3. 3.5 x 5.25 piece of cardstock

First make a small mark at the bottom of scoring board at the 3 mark - this will help in the scoring process for this pattern.

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment close to the bottom of the first piece of cardstock and made a score line above it.  Then placed the cardstock at an angle with the tip at the 3 inch mark - here is where the small mark at the bottom will help line it up straight.  Then score every .25 (1/4 inch mark), turn and repeat on the other side - being careful not to go past the line above the sentiment.

This is what the cardstock should look like half done.

Here are two patterns made just by turning the cardstock.  This type of scoring can be finished in just a few short minutes.
Here are two finished cards using this technique

The first sentiment is called Warm Memories and the other card has the Happy Birthday sentiment and Small Butterfly from the Summer Series.

Give this technique a try and see what kind of pattern you can make - it's so easy and takes just a few short minutes.

Have a happy stamping day!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Repeat Impressions What If Wednesday

July is almost over!  Summer is going by so fast! Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions challenged us with this inspirational photo


 I like the blue and red, so this is my card.  It will go to my brother-in-law who is retiring next month and just bought a red pick-up truck and 5th wheel.

I used the Retirement sentiment and Fifth Wheel/pickup from the Vacation Series.  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.  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, July 14, 2015

His Care

Good morning friends!  Today it's Joy showing you what I did for this week's challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such.  Our challenge was to make a project using the colors Kraft, Red and White.

The paper is from Home Sweet Home by Graphic 45.  I had no kraft colored paper so I took a piece of lighter colored solid from French Country by Graphic 45 and used a Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool to cover it with a tea dye colored ink -- instant kraft color!  YEAH! - didn't have to run out and buy!  The stars are from My Favorite Things die set called Blueprints 13.

Do you see the stitching?  Well that is custom made by using the tiny little line die in Blueprints 13.  I LOVE IT - because I can duplicate any of the popular stitching dies by using this line die.  I checked and most of those stitching die sets are around $25-$30 for each set!  I can custom any size by using this line die.  It's hard to see in the set, but look closely and you will see it.

The stars were covered with Wink of Stella and then covered with Glossy Accents.  They were then popped up using Small Joy Foam Pads. and the sentiment is from God Is by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

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

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

What If Wednesday at Repeat Impressions

Good morning friends!  Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions asked Patti to challenged us to make a card using white plus one other color.  What Would You Do?  Here is what I did.
The image is Lobster and I did a little creative cutting of the stamp and made the sentiment "Maine" separate.

What color would you use?  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.  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.

Have a HAPPY stamping day.

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!

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