Sunday, March 15, 2020

Growing in Unity Blog Hop


Hello everyone, Thanks for joining me fro the Growing In Unity Blog Hop.  Be sure to visit all the Lins listed below and look for the Growing In Unity post, then just leave a comment for a chance to win one of 2 awesome Unity Prize packs!

When I was asked to join the hop I was told just to use a Unity Stamp You love. It's certainly easy to find lots to love at Unity Stamp Company.  I actually won this stamp set during the Friends Of Unity blog hop and couldn't wait to ink it up. 



I started by first stamping with Impression Obsession Fog ink.  I chose a different color then my normal black and I really like how it turned out. 



Then I colored the image with comic markers, and used a gold pen for the jewelry.  



For the card base I used the A Cherry On Top March Sketch.
I finished with adding some gold stars and a ribbon embellishment.  

Here is the list for everyone hopping this month.  
Remember to leave a comment at each stop.   



Joyce - https://1ashjoy.blogspot.com/ (you are here) 


Thanks for stopping by.  Keep calm and stamp on my friends.  

XO 
Joyce 







Sunday, March 1, 2020

Splitcoast Stampers CAS575

Hello everyone, I'm excited to be coming to you today with this weeks CAS challenge.  I was playing with a new stamp set and trying to come up with ways to use it without using dies and to keep it CAS.  I came up with the idea to use shades of grey. Your challenge ,if you chose to accept it, is to use all grey on your card. I started with Stamping on a very light grey card stock with Momento Black Ink.  


To color I just highlighted the areas that were already shown as highlight on the image with the darkest grey, Copic C5.  Then finished with outlining in C3 and blending the remainder of the image with C1.  It's a super quick way to color and I think it's looks very elegant.  



I stamped the sentiment from the same set, Sketchbook Roses from The Greetery.  

I used the wonky stitched frame die from MFT to cut the panel. I use this die so much, 
it's definitely  a favorite. 

I added the panel to a dark grey base and finished with grey pearls.  

I hope you like this weeks CAS Challenge.  

I'm also playing along with the #30daycoloringchallenge.  
This is day 1. 

All the Love, 
Joyce 












Joyce

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

A Cherry on Top February Card Challenge




Hey my cheery cherry friends! 
Do you have a favorite pie? 
This post is really nothing about pies, other than that my favorite is cherry. 
And I made a cherry themed card today for the A Cherry On Top February card challenge. 

I went vintage and pulled out a kit from 2011 from JBSMerchantile. 
I was so happy I found it because this months bonus is cherries, I just knew I had to have some pretty cherry paper.  Not only did the kit have paper but it also had a stamp that had never seen ink! 

I started by cutting the panels out according to the sketch. 
Then I used the reverse side of the paper to stamp using the stamp. 



I added tiny stickers from the kit for the sentiment.  


Then adhered the panels to a piece of cardstock from the same kit.  


I then added the finishing embellishments of twine, a vintage button and a Webster's pages resin bird.  


And that's my card for today.  

There really is something for everyone.

Hope to see you there, 
Joyce 













Sunday, February 23, 2020

Sorry, I Frogot! CAS574



Hey my lovely peeps, 
Just checking in with todays Splitcoast CAS challenge.  
If you are here on Sunday you get a sneak peek! 
The challenge will go live a bit later this evening or Monday morning.  
You can find all the challenge on SCS HERE.  

This week Misti challenge us to use something that leaps.  
I am using a frog, but it would be awesome if someone make a leap year birthday card.  


I started by stamping this card front using my Misti. 
I then stamped the same image on masking paper and fussy cut this cute little frog out.  
Once I had t6he mask I used an echo park stencil and impression obsession ink to stencil the background. 


I colored the image with copic markers. 
I cut the card from using the MFT wonky stitch die. 
I use this die so much.  I am pretty sure it's my most used die of 2019.


I added my finished card from to the card base and there you have this weeks CAS card. 

I save the mask by keeping it right on my stamp package. 

I hope you can join us for this weeks challenge on Splitcoast.  

Have a great week! 

X0
Joyce 




Friday, February 21, 2020

Vintage Sympathy

Happy Friday Y'all!
I made this card for the Creative Card Chicks group on SCS.  


I started by coloring the image with copic markers.  



Then I added some black watercolor sprays to add a vintage look. 
A few enamel dots finished the image panel. 


The paper is Stampin up. 
The card base and mat are Kraft. 
The dies are from The Greetery.  

And that is my project for the day.  
Hope you have a fantastic weekend.  

X
Joyce 


Sunday, February 16, 2020

Splitcoast Stampers Gnome Place Like Home CAS challenge.





Hey Friend Like Gnome Other!
I'm up at the CAS challenge this week at Splitcoast Stampers and thought this cute little Gnome image reminded me of spring. I desperately am looking forward to warmer weather.  I am a water lover and can't wait to take my first swim on the year.  In the mean time I'll be like this Gnome and simple soak up the sun on the days that I can.  


I stamped this adorable image using my Misti using Momento ink. 
Luckily I was using the Misti because I missed some area right around his beard. The Misti made it super easy to fix that.  



I die cut the image using the MFT wonky frame die. 
This image speaks for itself and really doesn't need much more to make the perfect card front. 


I die cut a banner then used my Misti to line up the sentiment perfectly. 



I adhered the sentiment then added some natural colored twine to add a natural element to the card. 



One little red enamel dot by My Minds Eye, My Girl added the finishing touch. 



A perfectly spring CAS card. 

I'm using this for my CAS card this week but also the Misti Monday Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. The monthly prize from My Sweet Petunia is amazing! So check it out and play along. 

I also am using this card for the A Cherry on Top Guest Designer February Challenge.  


I invite you to come to Splitcoast and join us for this weeks CAS challenge.  I hope you enjoy my challenge and my inspiration.  

Have a great week! 
Joyce 





Sunday, February 9, 2020

Some chocolate for my Valentine.

This weeks CAS challenge at SCS is chocolate! My favorite. Well, candy in general really but I can do some damage on some good chocolate! 

I started this card by stamping the Unity Stamp Sweeter than Chocolate stamp and coloring with copic markers.  


I then decided to try to use the sketch at ACOT, but changed it up just a bit.  
I liked my colored panel a little lower.  


The paper is from The Paper Source. 


I tried to keep it CAS as possible. 
I find it hard to use patterned paper in my CAS cards but I think this still works.  

I hope you can join us for the challenge this week. 

And that's all for me today.  
Have a great week! 

XO
Joyce 

Thursday, February 6, 2020

A girl can only dream....

Of gorgeous spring flowers in the coldest, wettest month of the year! And thanks to the help of the Simon Says Monday Challenge, Floral Frenzy,  this week we get to see lots of lovely flowers! 

For this card I used the Simon Says Stamp Leafy Frames kit to make this card for the challenge.  You can find more information on the challenge and to play along by clicking HERE.  





I started by first cutting a circle in white card stock and stamped the image with Momento ink. 
Then colored the image with copic markers.  


I added white wink of stella for some sparkle for todays ways to use it challenge at 
Splitcoast Stampers.  I'm also submitting it the SCS Free For all Challenge, circles.  

I adhered the 1.5 inch patterned paper from the SSS kit to a piece of cream card stock. 
Then trimmed to 4x5.25".
I cut the circle the same size as the circle for the stamped image. 
I added the sentiment, tied some twine in place, then adhered the layers together. 

I finished the card by adding a flower from the SSS Kit.  

And that's my card for today.  

Hope you have a great weekend! 


Hugs, 
Joyce 









Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Unity Challenge with A Cherry on Top sketch


Happy Wednesday Friends, 
Hope you're having a great week so far.  

Today I have a Valentine card to share with you.  I made this card for the Unity Show and Tell Facebook group challenge, all the little things.  



Perfect for any Valentine.  


And the sketch is the February card sketch at ACOT.  

I'm also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Love challenge.  

Have you made your special someone a Valentine yet? 

XOXO
Joyce 









Sunday, February 2, 2020

Splitcoast Stampers CAS Challenge Die Cuts



Happy Super Bowl everyone! I hope your team wins! I'll be in my craft room and enjoying the festivities food.  Eating all the things I don't normally eat.  Any favorite foods you enjoy for parties? We are just having Jersey Mikes hoagies, because they are most like east coast hoagies we can find here in North TX.  Chocolate Chip cookies, buffalo chicken dip, Nothing Bundt Cakes and cheese curls. The best part is I didn't have to do a thing because my daughter invited friends so is making everything! Yay! 

I made today's card for the CAS challenge at SCS.  The challenge is to use die cuts.  Of course my die cut machine died right when we have a die cut challenge.  Luckily I have a pile of die cuts just waiting to be used.  


My scrapbooking group lost one of our beautiful ladies this week.  So I made this card to send to to one of my friends.  She has been best friends with her their entire life.  She was a beautiful soul and I was lucky enough to know her for the past 10 years or so. We even went to CKC together several times.  She will be missed by us all.  



I hope you have a great remainder of your weekend.  

Lots of Love. 

Joyce 

Friday, January 31, 2020

Just a Note - The Grettery

I've been playing along with some challenges at A Cherry On Top and Splitcoast Stampers. 
I started with THIS SKETCH AT ACOT and THIS ONE AT SCS
they are very similar and a great place to start.


I made a cut file with the silhouette for this set in an effort to start using the tools I have on hand.  
It's a pretty easy process, just take a few minutes to scan the initial stamped image. I had my first image already colored which helps me to find them when I go to use it again in the Silhouette files.  


I cut my background with The Greetery Postal Frame Die. 
Then stamped another panel just to fit inside the frame with 



I fussy cut the Sketchbook Roses Stamp Set that I had already copic colored so I could cluster them in the Signed & Sealed little envelope I had already die cut and stamped. 



I finished by adding the sentiment and faux wax seal from the same Signed and Sealed set. 
A little twine and some post dots, and this lovely little note is ready to go in the mail.  

Have a great Super Bowl weekend and I hope the team you are rooting for wins.  
I'll be enjoying the food and half time show but likely in my craft room.  

Bye for now!



Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Hello Beautiful!

Hello Beautiful, yes I'm talking to you! 
I hope you are doing well.  
I made this card just for you today.  
Despite the rain, wind and hail I think it's a perfect day to play along with a few color challenges.  



I started by stamping and copic coloring this gorgeous image by The Greetery to make a cut file, then once I realized it's easier to cut first then stamp and color I figured I would just go ahead and finish a card with this gorgeous image.  


Both color challenges I looked at had purple, lavender and green palettes. 



The stamped imaged is layered with Impression Obsession inks.
The blossoms are lavender and orchid. 
The leavers are IO turf and MFT Jellybean green. 


A Cherry on top also has a challenge to use different fonts in your title so this die from The Greetery worked perfectly for that as well.  So pretty, and so easy to attach with the letters being connected.  


I made the background with dies from The Greetery and Sugar Pea Designs.  


I finished by adding a ribbon and button from my stash. 



Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! 






Monday, January 27, 2020

Bee Mine

Hello, Hope you're having a great day.  It wasn't an easy start for me.  I'm not used to city living and every single noise wakes me up, then I can't fall back to sleep.  It's a struggle.  And this morning my neighbors directly behind me started a new patio.  The banging and power tools started early.  So I got up and went to yoga, but honestly I felt like I was ready for bed at 6:30! So playing in the craft room to stay up a bit longer.  lol.

I colored this adorable Penny Black image and made my first Valentine card for this year. I love coloring this cute little fairy outfit.  And I think the colors just pop against the Valentine papers.  


I used the Mojo Monday sketch 529. You can click HERE to see the sketch.  



After layering up the papers I finished the card by adding some ribbon and a little die cut heart.  I stayed pretty true to the sketch and I think it turned out awesome!  And I was concerned because the coloring of my black hair ran a bit and I wasn't so sure I should finish, but I did and I think it turned out great.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Sunday, January 26, 2020

Unity stamps and a CAS challenge

Hey, hey stampers! Hope your doing well.  
I had an awesome start to my Sunday.  Ever have one of those classes that kick your booty, but makes  you feel so accomplished after?  Well, that was my day.  I started with an intense Warrior Sculpt class.  If your not familiar it a high intensity work out combining weights and yoga moves.  You are moving the entire class with weights in your hands.  Even with tiny weights it's a workout! Then I did surrender yoga, this is the AHHHHHHH! type class.  It's a more mat based yoga class where you get into a pose and hold it a while.  It's just a great stretch to follow the intense class.  ThenI finished with a meditation class.  Which, I honestly don't remember because I'm pretty sure I slept through it.  lol. It as awesome and I felt so good after.  Then a nice new hair trim to finish the afternoon.  Now I'm just relaxing in my stamp room.  And get to talk to all my stamping friends :) 

On to the Splitcoast Stamper Challenge.  This week Lisa challenges us to use gold on our projects.  



I started my card by stamping the Unity KOTM image from Sweetness, Miracles and Kisses  in gold delicata ink, then heat embossing with gold glitter embossing powder!  



I love the gold sparkle, you should see it in real life.  It's SOOOOO pretty! 


I started coloring the image, trying to channel my inner gold goddess to come out but I went a bit to orange in my color selection.  But I loved it so I kept going! 



Then I used a die from The Greetery to die cut the panel.  


I really didn't think the card needed much else so I added just a touch of washiest tape.  


See all the gorgeous sparkle!  




Ok, I just couldn't decide what images to use, so you are getting them all.