Friday, September 30, 2016

October Challenge - 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 Design Team Project



Echo Park The Story of Fall 6x6 paper pad
Orange Sequins
Linen Thread




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:) Janis
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Ch# 140 Anything Goes

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# 140 Anything Goes





My PDE Linky Party Project



Mojo Monday Sketch #439
My Favorite Things Zig Zag Rectangle Dies
Amercian Crafts, Finder Keepers 6x6 pad



Click here to link up
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Thursday, September 29, 2016

October Frig Calendar

We are getting our October Frig Calendar ready!


Jaded Blossom, Pick Your Poison stamp set for Pumpkin faces and Happy Halloween sentiment

Pumpkins cut out with Silhouette Cameo
Handwritten dates with Sharpie
Magnetic Tape to adhere to frig
October title from Miss Kate Cuttables

Enjoy the rest of your day.
:) Janis
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Craftaholics R Us Ch# 3

Craftaholics R Us 

Ch# 3 Birthday Cards or Tags


My Design Team Project


Die Cut Soccer Girl from Cricut cartridge library
Lawn Fawn stitched landscape dies
My Favorite Things Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle dies
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Banner Dies
Jaded Blossom, Hello Hello stamp set
Flower Sequins
Papers from scraps


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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Introducing The Merry Christmas Challenge... All Year Long

I am so excited! Amy & I have opened up a brand new challenge blog that starts Monday, October 3, 2016! 

Introducing



This is so much fun!
The Merry Christmas Challenge will be a weekly challenge every Monday. You can link up Christmas Cards and Christmas Tags that follow each week's challenge theme all year long! This is a fabulous way to have all of your cards and tags ready by the time Christmas is here instead of rushing at the last minute to create beautiful handmade projects.

Please go visit our new blog now, check out the rules, become a FOLLOWER, and bookmark our blog! You may even want to sign up to follow by email. Signing up will send you an email each Monday with our current challenge post and top picks from our last challenge. 

We hope to see you participate next Monday!


Merry Christmas!
:) Janis
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Paper Play Sketches Ch# 16

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

Paper Play Sketches Ch# 16 





My Design Team Project



Miss Kate Cuttables die cut
Papers from scraps
Image adhered with foam tape
Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink around some edges




Be sure to come by and submit your project

Enjoy the rest of your day.
:) Janis
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Sunny Day Ch# 16 Always Anything Goes

Sunny Day Crafting 

Ch# 16 Always Anything Goes


My Design Team Project



Cricut Create a Critter 2 Happy Fall Tree Cut
Cricut Cartridge Elegant Edges for image matting
Pattern papers from scraps
Solid paper from Close To My Heart
Kraft card base
Simon Says Stamp Uplifting Thoughts stamp set
Image and Image Mat both adhered with foam tape
Some edges inked with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink

You can purchase this card in my Etsy shop.



I'd love you to play along with us!
:) Janis
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Monday, September 26, 2016

Use Your Stuff Ch# 235 Inspiration Board

Use Your Stuff

Ch# 235 Inspiration Board


My Design Team Project


Cat image adhered with foam tape
Sequins


Be sure to come play with us this week at Use Your Stuff!

Submitted
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
The Paper Girls - back to nature
Crafty Boots - Autumn

Enjoy the rest of your day.
:) Janis
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Today is a good day to Smile

Today's Card


Image adhered with foam tape
Lawn Fawn Landscape stitched dies
Echo Park, Dino Friends 6x6 paper pad
Sequins
Simon Says Stamp, Uplifting Thoughts stamp set


Submitted
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
The Paper Girls - back to nature


Enjoy the rest of your day.
:) Janis
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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Let's Learn Something New

A while back a very generous friend of mine sent me her Spectrum Noir markers when she switched to using another brand. I tried coloring then and failed miserably at it. I think part of the problem was the cheap paper I was using, and of course the rest was just me not having a clue what I was doing.

Yesterday I decided to try it again. There are so many adorable stamp sets out there that have cute images mixed with sentiments these days. After trying the blending thing, I made an executive decision that blending is not for me. But coloring without blending seemed to go okay. A few times I was a little heavy handed and went outside the lines, but good grief, if we wanted perfection we'd buy it from a store, right? 

Here's my coloring session yesterday.




Spectrum Noir markers


I didn't notice until just now that on the photo above one of the hearts is turned over and you're seeing the back of it. LOL Looking forward to making some projects with these little cute images soon. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Hugs!

Enjoy the rest of your day.
:) Janis
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Birthday September Sundays

This Week's Birthday Card


Foam Tape to adhere image
Simon Says Stamp Sequins
Simon Says Stamp, It's No Secret stamp set
Pattern Papers from scraps



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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Guest Designer at Sketch Saturday #431

Happy Saturday, everyone! I'm really excited because I get to Guest Design for Sketch Saturday ALL MONTH!  You know how much I love me some card sketches! It's such an honor to be able to Guest Design there.

Sketch Saturday #431



My Design Team Project



Sketch Saturday #431
Cricut Snow Friends die cut
Image adhered with foam tape
Doodlebug Design Polar Pals 6x6 paper pad
Simon Says Stamp Holiday Hellos stamp set
Martha Steward snowflake punch
Crystal Gem (Walmart)



Hope you'll come link up at Sketch Saturday.
:) Janis
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Friday, September 23, 2016

Ch# 139 Anything but a Card

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# 139 Anything but a Card
Do you need some ideas? 
By the way, we do consider the 3D projects called "Box Cards" 
a valid entry for Anything but a Card weeks since they are 3D projects.





My PDE Linky Party Project



Sil ID# 143075 Cute Hillbilly Boy Box
Heartland Farm American Crafts 6x6 paper pad
Close To My Heart solid cardstock
Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink around some edges
Foam tape to adhere some of the cut out parts
:) Janis
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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Craftaholics R Us Ch# 2

Craftaholics R Us 

Ch# 2 Boy Birthday Tags


My Design Team Project




Precolored Digi Image from Stinkin Cute at Silhouette Store
Image adhered with foam tape
Simon Says Stamp, It's No Secret stamp set
for Ballons, String, and sentiment
Simon Says Stamp, Stitched Banner dies
DCWV, Birthday 6x6 paper pad
Linen Thread


Hope you'll play along with us at Craftaholics R Us!
:) Janis
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If You Give a Crafter a Cookie #53

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



Our sponsor for this challenge... 


My Design Team Project


Get Your Game On Title Sil ID# 79638
I ended up make the title into a top folding card using the Silhouette software. 


These dice are fun. They are little boxes you can open
and put goodies and treats inside. 


Link up your projects inspired by the cookie photo at

If You Give a Crafter a Cookie!


Submitted
Inspiration Destination - anything goes

Enjoy the First Day of Fall!


:) Janis
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