Designer Series Paper SALE October 1 - 31

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

September Guest Designer - Colour It, Create It, Show It Off

Hi, everyone! Today starts a brand new challenge over at Colour It, Create It, Show It Off! Be sure to hop over and link up your awesome digi projects. And remember, you can link up even if you use the pre-colored digis like I do. :)

My Guest Design Team Project



DCWV Solstice Stack
Simon Says Stamp Uplifting Thoughts stamp set
Sequins from past Simon Says Stamp Card Kit



Important Links



Submitted






Enjoy the rest of your day.
:) Janis
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Birthday Tag

Today's Birthday Tag



Precolored Digi image from Stinkin' Cute in the Silhouette Store
Image adhered with foam tape
Tag also from Silhouette Store
Simon Says Stamp, It's No Secret stamp set
Pattern papers from scraps
Sequins


Enjoy the rest of your day.
:) Janis
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Paper Play Sketches Ch# 14

Hi, everyone!  Today starts a brand new sketch challenge at Paper Play Sketches!

Paper Play Sketches Ch# 14 




My Design Team Project



Paper Play Sketches Ch# 14
Simon Says Stamp, Uplifting Thoughts stamp set
DCWV The Guy Stack
Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink around some edges
Extra Thick soft green twine


You can find this card in my Etsy shop HERE.



Be sure to come by and submit your project
Enjoy the rest of your day.
:) Janis
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Guest Designer @ Die Cuttin' Divas - Anything Goes

Hi, everyone!  I'm so excited today to be Guest Designing at Die Cuttin' Divas! They have a new challenge starting, and it's Anything Goes!!



My Guest Designer Project



Cricut Woodland Whimsy Animals
Image adhered with foam tape
Kraft card base
Carta Bella Autumn 6x6 paper pad
Simon Says Stamp Seeing Stars stamp set


:) Janis
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Sunny Day Ch# 12 Always Anything Goes

Sunny Day Crafting 

Ch# 12 Always Anything Goes


My Design Team Project



Cricut Cartridge County Fair
Carta Bella Circus Party 6x6 paper pad
Alphabet stamps for "yum"
foam tape to adhere different parts
tickets from a huge roll (Walmart)
Kraft card base
Purchase this card from my Etsy shop here


Submitted

DL Art August Ch - anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes
Try it on Tuesdays - children (kids love movies!)


I'd love you to play along with us!
Link up your project at Sunny Day Crafting

Enjoy the rest of your day.
:) Janis
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Monday, August 29, 2016

Cotton Candy Anyone?



My Favorite Things Cross Stitch Oval Dies
My Favorite Things Zig Zag Rectangle Dies
My Favorite Things Stitched Circle Dies
Tiny Banner Punch
Tiny Buttons
BoBunny #ForeverYoung 6x6 paper pad
Foam tape to adhere image



Submitted


Digital Delights by Louby Loo - anything goes
Cutie Pie - cute
Crafting when we can - dies and punches
One Stitch at a Time - for men
The Corrosive Ch - hot hot summer
Craft Your Passion - always anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - always anything goes
Love to Scrap - No Rules


Enjoy the rest of your day.
:) Janis
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Sunday, August 28, 2016

The Leaves are changing colors and falling!

Hi, everyone! I'm not sure what it's like where you are, but here the mountainsides are turning gold, and the leaves are falling and blowing in the wind. I love it!



Sil ID# 9698, 6 Tree Set
Close To My Heart FERN ink for shading tree
DCWV Blue Citrus Stack

Enjoy the rest of your day.
:) Janis
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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Football Theme Mini Pocket Letter

Hi, everyone! I have a fun football themed project to share with you today. I love College football season!

Football Theme Mini Pocket Letter


The three football cuts are all from Miss Kate Cuttables.
The Ticket is from Cricut County Fair cartridge.

Enjoy the rest of your day.
:) Janis
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Friday, August 26, 2016

Ch# 135 Bold, Bright Colors

Happy Friday, everyone!
Today starts a brand new challenge theme at my PDE Linky Party blog!
(Pause Dream Enjoy ... PDE Linky Party.... Get it?)

PDE Linky Party Theme

Ch# 135 Bold, Bright Colors



My PDE Linky Party Project


Sil ID# 142211 Side Step Card
Sil ID# 142952 Flamingo
Foam Tape to adhere flamingo
Stitched Waves Die, My Creative Time
Stitched Grass Die, My Creative Time
Sentiment, Close To My Heart, Tickled Pink stamp set
#ForeverYoung, BoBunny 6x6 paper pad



:) Janis
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Thursday, August 25, 2016

If You Give a Crafter a Cookie Ch #51

The new Challenge at If You Give a Crafter a Cookie is this cookie photo....



Our sponsor for this challenge... 



My Design Team Project



Sil ID# 75776 Cat Belly Box
DCWV Double-Sided Cardstock Stack
My Favorite Things Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle Dies
Jaded Blossom Happy Summer stamp set

Link up your projects inspired by the cookie photo at

If You Give a Crafter a Cookie!

Enjoy the rest of your day.
:) Janis
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Under the Sea Pocket Letter

Hi, everyone!

Today I have Pocket Letter to share with you created for a Swap.
The theme was...

Under the Sea


I used my Cricut for all of the die cuts on this one. I forgot to write down all the cartridges I used for images, but some of them were...
Life is a Beach
Create a Critter

Jaded Blossom Happy Summer stamp set for sentiment

I love the waves and sunshine across the top and the ocean bottom sand across the bottom.
Background paper from DCWV stack.
Cardstock from CMTH, Colorbok, and DCWV.

On the back I stamped some titles on the cards and stuck some goodies in the pockets. The alphabet wood stamps came from Walmart.


Enjoy the rest of your day.
:) Janis
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

30 Years


30 Years of laughs, plans, surprises, trips, moves, new adventures, weekend explorations, raising kids, having grand kids, going places, camping trips, family gatherings, snuggles, encouragement, support, being SPOILED, and enjoying my best friend - the love of my life - every single day. It doesn't get old. I'm thankful; so very thankful. 1437, Tom. Thanks for being mine.

Enjoy the rest of your day.
:) Janis
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Sunny Day Ch# 11 Always Anything Goes

Sunny Day Crafting 

Ch# 11 Always Anything Goes


My Design Team Project


Miss Kate Cuttables Warning Kids at Play
My Favorite Things Stitched Circle Dies
My Favorite Things Zig Zag Stitched Dies
Image and Title adhered with foam tape
Buttons & Linen Thread 




I'd love you to play along with us!
:) Janis
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Monday, August 22, 2016

Pretty in Pink Pocket Letter

Hi, everyone!

Today I have a pocket letter to share with you created for a swap. 
The theme was... 

Pretty in Pink Pocket Letter



DCWV glitter background papers
Lots of Print and Cuts from Miss Kate Cuttables and other Silhouette online store choices.
My Favorite Things landscape stitched dies for sand
My Creative Time stitched grass dies
My Creative Time stitched wave dies

Enjoy the rest of your day.
:) Janis
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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Project Life Scrapbook Page

Hi, everyone! Today I'd love to share with you a Project Life scrapbook page I made on Thursday.

Project Life Scrapbook Page



I love using the Project Life systems to scrapbook. Every now and then I'll throw in a traditional scrapbook layout too.

All of the die die cuts are from Miss Kate Cuttables.
Project Life Aqua edition for PL cards

My grandson, Kevin, started 1st Grade this year at a new school. So far he seems to be loving it.

Keri is now 28 weeks pregnant! We are very happy things are going so well with this one since she lost her last pregnancy last year.

And the bottom photo is one from Tom's lunchtime walks. He walks between an hour and an hour and a half every day at lunch on the trails near his office. That's one of the great benefits of living in Alaska, they have lots of trails for you to enjoy.

Submitted


613 Avenue Create - anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
Sisters of Craft - anything goes
Crafting Musketeers - anything but a card
CCC Digi Creations - Shades of Blue
Leinzlove Tearbears Chs - anything goes
Your Scrapbook Place - anything goes


Thank you for stopping by to see what I'm up to. I love reading your comments.
Enjoy the rest of your day.
:) Janis
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Pumpkin Theme Pocket Letter

Hi, everyone! Today I have a pocket letter to share with you. 

Pumpkin Theme Pocket Letter


All of the images are from the Silhouette store print and cuts.
My Creative Time stitched grass die
Background pattern paper from DCWV The Guy Stack

Submitted



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Enjoy the rest of your day.
:) Janis
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Saturday, August 20, 2016

CTMH Watercolor Thank You Cards

Hi, everyone! I'm back with some more of the CTMH watercolor handpainted cards. This time it's Thank You cards.


You can find everything you need to create these cards at my online CTMH store.
I also have 5 of these cards in my Etsy shop that you can purchase.

I did not use a watercolor card base for these cards, so the fronts are a little warped, but still, I'm so tickled with the background and image watercolor painting I did on these. It's not great, but it's a start.



Here is a list with links for all the Close to My Heart projects I used to create these cards. Enjoy shopping!


Submitted




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:) Janis
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Friday, August 19, 2016

Ch# 134 Tags

Happy Friday, everyone!
Today starts a brand new challenge theme at my PDE Linky Party blog!
(Pause Dream Enjoy ... PDE Linky Party.... Get it?)

PDE Linky Party Theme

Ch# 134 Tags



My PDE Linky Party Project


Sil ID# 140369, Scissors Create Tag
Antique Brad on scissors




:) Janis
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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Honey Bee Mini Pocket Letter Flip Book

Hi, everyone! Today I have a Mini Pocket Letter Flip Book to share with you that I created for a Swap. The theme we were to use was Honey Bees.

Mini Pocket Letter Flip Book


One strip of three pockets was cut from a trading card 9 pocket sheet.
The idea is to make this as you would a pocket letter, but to flip the sides together like a flip book also. I added lots of Cricut die cuts on the pocket pages front and back and slipped some goodies inside the pockets between the pages.

I forgot to make a list of all the Cricut cuts I used but some of the cartridges were:
Teddy Bear Parade
Create a Critter
DoodleCharms
Simply Charmed

My Creative Time Grass stitched dies
Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink on some edges
DCWV papers
CTMH papers




Submitted

Enjoy the rest of your day.
:) Janis
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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Paper Play Sketches #13

Hi, everyone!


Paper Play Sketches is back from their summer break with Sketch Ch# 13.


My Design Team Project


Miss Kate Cuttables Fall Fox (today's Freebie)
Cricut cartridge Elegant Edges for image matting



Papers from scrap drawer
Kraft Card base


Thanks for stopping by!
Come play with us at Paper Play Sketches!


Submitted





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