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Monday, October 23, 2017

Always Fun Ch #29 Black and White

Hi, crafters! It's time for our weekly challenge over at Always Fun Challenges!
You can create any type of paper project as long as it follows the weekly theme.

Ch# 29 Black and White

My Design Team Project

I'll admit it. This black and white challenge was a tough one for me. I kept wanting to add something and then remembering I couldn't use that because it was (fill in other colors). But I am happy with how this came out.

Cricut cartridge - Creepy Critters
Cardz TV Stamps, More Spooky Sayings

Hope to see your project linked up at Always Fun Challenges.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Halloween Card Extra 13

Jaded Blossom, Halloween Treats 3 stamp set for sentiment
Jaded Blossom, stitched fence die
MFT Die-namics stitched dies

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Craft Paper Organization

I'm so happy to let you know...


We love the snow!!

Just for a little bit of trivia...
On this day last year, it was also the first day it snowed for the season.

That's not why I wanted to post today, though. I want to share with you an organizational idea for your 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock. I've tried different things in the past. I think this is the best way for me. Maybe it will be for you too.

This is the cart from IKEA. I also have a cart from Michael's (the Recollections brand), but it is NOT wide enough to store your cardstock this way. The file folders have labels with the Stampin' Up cardstock name and a letter in the bottom left hand corner for the Color Collection it's in. If it's In Color cardstock, then the dates are there instead of a letter.

I have to say... I am really digging this.
Give it a try. 

Enjoy your day!

CAS Thank You Card

Happy Saturday, everyone!
We woke up this morning to about 14 degrees F with a light dusting of snow. We love the snow. Can't wait for it cover everything in a white blanket of beauty.

Today's card is a CAS (Clean and Simple) one made especially for CAS Colours & Sketches. I thought I'd throw in my application for the Design Team. Doesn't hurt to try, right? They have color challenges and sketch challenges that alternate every other week. Color Challenges are usually a little challenging for me, but thankfully this blog uses the Stampin' Up color names (although you can use any company's product as long as you match the colors as best you can.) Since I have all the Stampin' Up colors, that has taken a lot of work out of it for me. And you all know how much I love to use sketches!!

The current color challenge is....

Here's my card....
I've been itching to use this new stamp set. This card was easy and fun. 
You can make it too!

Whisper White cardstock for card base and image mat.
Night of Navy matting layer.
Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere image mat to card base.
Painted Harvest stamp set (love!)

{By the way, that Flirty Flamingo almost looks orange stamped on top of the Lemon Lime Twist. I promise it really is Flirty Flamingo though. You can see it around the edges where it didn't land on top of the green.}

This stamp set can be used for two-step stamping.
The flower and the leaves were both stamped twice with different stamps that coordinate for layering, and in different colors.

If you'd like to do some shopping, here are some easy links that will take you directly to the product in the store. Don't forget to use the current Host Code (at bottom of post).

Enjoy your day, everyone! It's going to be glorious!

:) Janis

Halloween Card Extra 12

Pink & Main pattern papers
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Cardz TV Stamps, Happy Halloween
Stampin' Up & MFT Die-Namics dies

Friday, October 20, 2017

Halloween Card Extra 11

Pink & Main pattern papers
Jaded Blossom stitched fence die
MFT Die-Namics stitched die
Really Reasonable Ribbon

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Stampin' Blends Available to Order on November 1st !

I am no artist. So although this is a huge deal to me, I'm sure to you guys who have been coloring for years with alcohol markers won't think twice about my attempts here. LOL

Stampin' Up is debuting Stampin' Blends on November 1st.
As a demonstrator, me and all the other demos out there have had the opportunity to get them in our hands early to try them out for ourselves. (One of the many perks of being a Stampin' Up demo is getting to play with the new toys early!)  I've had them for a couple of weeks now. It's been so hard not to shout about them to everyone! I love them.

I'm using a brand new stamp set and card kit being released next month that work well with the Stampin' Blends. Below is just a small portion of what I'm working on right now.

Here are my 1st, 2nd, and 3rd attempt at coloring the same images.
Like I said, I'm no artist, but this was still a whole lot of fun for me.

If you love alcohol markers or if you've never owned any, but want to, they will be available to order on November 1st.  Stampin' Up is even making them available to choose as part of your New Demonstrator Kit when you sign up! 
I'd LOVE to have you on my team!!

If you do not already have a Stampin' Up demonstrator,
I'd love to be your SU demo!
You can find my store at

Be sure to check out the Clearance section and current promotions.
My current Host Code is E9XUFH4Q.
This code is good Oct 19 thru Nov 9.
Be sure to use it on Nov 1st to order the new Stampin' Blends!

Halloween Card Extra 10

MFT Stitched dies
Pink & Main pattern paper
Cardz TV Stamps, More Spooky Sayings

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Pause Dream Enjoy Ch# 195 Spooky Cute

Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges

#195 Spooky Cute

My Design Team Project

Spooky Die Cut and Sentiment from Jaded Blossom 
Stampin' Up Dimensionals

Craftaholics R Us Ch# 41 Anything Goes

Craftaholics R Us

Ch# 41 Anything Goes

My Design Team Project

This clean and simple card was one of the card designs in the July Paper Pumpkin kit. I look forward to these kits every month. Everything you need to make the projects is inside the box.

Be sure to link up your creation at Craftaholics R Us .

Sign up for Paper Pumpkin
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Sunny Day Crafting Ch# 57 P is for Pink

Ch# 57 P is for Pink

My Design Team Project

Anna Griffin Floral Impressions Card Kit
Anna Griffin embossing folder

The Merry Christmas Ch# 39

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Ch# 39 Anything Goes + Christmas

My Design Team Project

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Halloween Card Extra 9

Jaded Blossom, Halloween Treats 3
Pink & Main pattern paper
Stampin' Up & MFT Die-namics dies

The Holly & Ivy Christmas Ch# 17

Today starts the next challenge at The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge!

Challenge # 17

Always Anything Christmas Goes

My Design Team Project

Cricut Make it Now section
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you'll come link up and play along with us!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Bitten by the Bug 2 Challenge (Travel / Road Trip)

Hi, Crafters!
It's time for a new challenge over at Bitten By the Bug 2!
Remember to always include a 
Cricut cartridge cut or Cricut digital library cut 
on your project plus the current theme. 

This Week's Challenge Theme

Travel / Road Trip

My Design Team Project

Cricut Cartridge, Campin' Critters
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Don't forget to link up your Cricut project over at Bitten By the Bug 2!

Always Fun Ch# 28 Monochrome

Hi, crafters! It's time for our weekly challenge over at Always Fun Challenges!
You can create any type of paper project as long as it follows the weekly theme.

Ch# 28 Monochrome

My Design Team Project

Simon Says Stamp, Encouraging Animals
The Stamps of Life, April 2017 card Kit (sentiment on inside)
Spectrum Noir Markers
Stampin' Up Stitched Circles & Ribbon
The Stamps of Life, Darling Collection 6x6 paper pad

Hope to see your project linked up at Always Fun Challenges.

Halloween Card Extra 8

Really Reasonable Ribbon
Pink & Main pattern papers
Stampin' Up & MFT Die-Namics dies

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Sparkles Monthly Challenges #97 Autumn Colors

Sparkles Monthly Challenges

Ch #97 Autumn Colors

My Design Team Project

Lori Whitlock Hello Friend Shadow Box Card
I love these shadow box cards!
They fold flat to fit into a regular A2 size envelope.
Be sure to visit Sparkles Monthly Challenges and play along with us this month!

Color It, Create It, Show It Off - October Challenge Reminder

Hi, everyone.
You still have time to play in this month's challenge.

This month's Theme: Halloween

My Design Team Project

MFT Die-namcis Stitched Oval Dies
Lawn Fawn 6x6 paper pad
Pebbles, Midnight Haunting 6x6 paper pad
My Mind's Eye Mixed Bag, Trick or Treat (sentiment)

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