Friday, March 29, 2013

Just me, thinking of you

Okay, I know, you are saying " another card with that paper!" Sorry, but I just love these colors and while I have the stack in front of me, I just had to make a few cards. For those of you that just popped in, I have two other posts with this Kathy Davis Happiness paper by GCD Studio. I found it at JoAnn's.
My card today, is another simple card, using a digital image by Jehanne 2011. Not sure how to find to find this image again, but I am sure it came from some digital blog site that has free digi's. 
 Like I said,  a very simple card with a simple sentiment. The clouds are from My Favorite Things die and the white border is a EK punch. Thanks for stopping by today. 
Have a great day. 


Thursday, March 28, 2013


Good morning friends.

Well, yesterday I told you that I would share another one of my cards using the Kathy Davis Happiness paper. This card is boasting the purple and aqua palette. Don't you just love thes darling images from Great Impressions Stamps called Bunnyduck  and You Quack Me Up? Reminds me of when my kids were little and wearing their jammies. I used my Faber-Castell watercolor pencils to color the jammies and Copic markers for the yellow and shadow on the ground.

 Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day.


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Simple Life

Wow, where has the week gone? Here it is Wednesday already and the last of my posts as the March Guest Designer for Great Impressions Stamps. I have enjoyed my time with this talented group of ladies.

I have a card to share with you today that uses two stamps that I have been waiting to get inked.
I got my inspiration from the current issue of PaperCrafts magazine. They had a section in there called  Country Fresh. Did you know that Great Impressions has some FABULOUS stamps that fit into this category.

I used the Great Impressions Stamps Vintage Milk Box F530  found under the Miscellaneous category on the shopping list and Simple Life A140 found under the Sentiment category. I paired this image up with the paper from My Mind's Eye- Dilly Dally. I used the circle Spellbinders die, a little Distressed Ink, some simple stitching and then popped them up, to give it a little dimension. Four little gems are in the center of the flowers.

Hmmmm.... I think we all could use a little dose of the simple life, once in a while.

You still have a few days to enter the Great Impressions Stamps Monthly Challenge. The theme is "Going Green". 

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you have a great day.


Daisy Field

Good morning friends. Just a quick card to share.

 Did you ever find a pack of papers that is totally not you, but you want a change in your color palette? Well, I found a pretty paper pad at JoAnn's from the from GCD Studio by designer Kathy Davis called Happiness. The palate is  hues of plum and grape, with splashes of  aqua and green. Okay, I like green and aqua, but I am not a real fan of purple, until now. My card today only has tiny dots of purple, in the designer paper background flowers.  I'll post a card tomorrow with more purple. 

I used a retired stamp image from Close to My Heart called Daisy Field N198. Simply colored with Copics, cut and embossed with Spellbinders die and adorned with ribbon and a scalloped edged (Stampin'Up die) coordinating paper. 

I wanted something clean and simple and I think this will be okay.
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day. 


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Spring Boots with tulips

Good morning and happy Wednesday to you all.
Well, SPRING IS HERE. Yeah, finally, well for some of us. Unfortunately, winter is still lingering on for some of my readers. Some will still be wearing snow boots and others will be donning the rain boots.  BUT, the tulips will be blooming soon.
And with that thought, I want to share this special card with you.

Spring Boots Easel Card

Close up of the sentiment

I have used the Great Impressions Stamps- Spring Boots F545 image and the Delight  D442 sentiment.

I used my Copic and Spectrum Noir marker to color the image. I fussy cut the boots and popped them up on circles cut with the Spellbinders dies. I also stamped extra butterflies from the boots to use as embellishments.

 Easel cards are great to use as seasonal decoration and for those that just love to display greeting cards. 
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day and happy 1st day of spring.


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Great Impressions/ Lizzy

Hi friends. Joan, here today, with the Wednesday Great Impressions blog. I am half way though my March Guest Designer monthly spot and I had such a hard time narrowing down which image I would use for today's card.  Have you checked out the Great Impressions online store
Well, it was there, that I found Lizzy.
When I first saw this stamp, I thought of all the occasions that I could use her.  Valentines, Birthday, Get Well, Mother's Day, well, you get the idea. 

My image is Great Impressions Lizzy J109.
The sentiment is preprinted from a My Mind's Eye older calendar kit.
My card  measures 5 x 6 1/2.  I used My Minds Eye Lavender 6x6 paper pad for this project.
I started by choosing a patterned piece for Lizzy's dress. The yellow was girly and delicate.
I stamped her image  on white cardstock twice (one for the whole image and one for the arm and flower) and once on the yellow to paper pieced the dress. Lizzy is fussy cut out and popped up. I colored her with my Copic and Spectrum Noir markers.
The clouds are a die from My Favorite Things.
I did some stitching around the panels. Use a Stampin Up die to cut the eyelet trim and topped it off with a dark red ribbon.
Hope you have enjoyed seeing Lizzy in yellow today. I know that this stamp will see a lot of ink in the future. Who knows,  next time I may just color her dress with markers.

Have you have had time to make a card or project for the Monthly Challenge "Going Green/ Recycle"?  There is still plenty of time to submit your card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Great Impressions Bunny

Good morning friends.
My name is Joan ( athomewithjoan.blogspot. com) and I am the Great Impressions Guest Designer for the month of March. Each Wednesday I will be bringing a little something from my craft room to share with you.

Wow, did you see all those fantastic projects in our Spring Bunny Hop that was posted yesterday?  I am amazed at the creativity and the fantastic images and sentiments that were used. I know I came away with a shopping list. If you missed the hop, you can still go and visit the design teams posts and then head over to the Great Impressions Stamps online store to shop.

I am still in the spring mode, so I have a fun card to show you today. I made this card with Easter in mind, but I realized that this image could be used for a baby card, too. My inspiration for this card came from the most recent issue (Mar/Apr) of Paper Crafts magazine. I made a few changes, but I was so inspired to use the hexagons and the darling bunny.

I stamped Great Impressions Stamps - Bunny Front ( E783) onto a printed paper. Then I shaded with my brown copic marker and a touch of pink in the ears. I then fussy cut the bunny and popped him up on the die cut circles. I cut my hexagons with retired Creative Memories hexagon punch. The paper came from the new 6x6 paper pad collection from We R Memory Keepers called Simply Spring
I popped up the one green hexagon and then added my bow. Now, wouldn't this be darling in a blue, pink or yellow theme for a new born? Or maybe some Easter egg paper to make an Easter card for a child?
Thanks for stopping by today.


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Great Impressions Stamps Bunny Hop

Hi friends and welcome to the Great Impressions Stamps Bunny Hop!  We are excited to be celebrating all things Spring!  

If you came here from Jenny's blog you are in the right place.  If not, start at the beginning with Angi . There are ten stops on the hop which ends at the Great Impressions Stamp Blog. Be sure and leave a comment at every stop so that you are in the running for some fabulous stamping prizes!

For my card, I used the Great Impressions stamp Spring Boots F545. I just love these boots with the bouquet of tulips. I used Spectrum Noir markers to color my image and my pearls. Then I fussy cut the image and popped it up on the white background.  I used pink and white twine from American Crafts and some green leaf ribbon. The background is embossed with Window Panes from Cuttlebug.
Up next is the very creative Mary.
If you get lost along the way, here is the line up for the Bunny Hop.
Great Impressions Stamps Blog

 Thanks for hopping by and leaving some bunny love.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Great Impressions March Challenge

 It's time for the Great Impressions Stamps Monthly Challenge. The theme for March is to have something "Green or Recycled" on your card or project.

I am so excited to be a part of the Great Impressions Stamps design team as a guest designer for March. So, here is what I made for the challenge to get you inspired to join us this month.

I am using Great Impressions Farm Buddies E726 and Gratitude D451 on my card today. I stamped them on white Bristol Board paper using Memento Black ink. I find that the Bristol board is great for using the alcohol markers. I used a combination of Copic and Spectrum Noir alcohol markers for my grass and pig. I made my own cloud stencil for the sky background and used a nice blue ink. The paper is from We Are Memory Keepers 6x6 simply spring packet.

Hope that you will join in on the March challenge with your something green or recycled card or project.
Thanks for stopping by