Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy Camper

Happy 4th of July! Are you going to see some fireworks? Cookout? Go swimming?  The little girl on my card is ready for all of the above. Take a looksee.


  • Cricut Print 'n' Cut feature using the Best Friends cartridge (image adhered with pop dots for dimension)
  • Metal dies for circle cuts and sentiment label
  • Sequins and bangles added for fun
  • Papers from Doodlebug Designs "Patriotic Picnic"
  • Cardz TV Stamps "Summer Fun" set
  • My Favorite Things Sketch Ch for layout
I love sketch challenges! Don't forget to link up your projects over at my PDE Linky Party where this week we have a BUTTONS theme. Thanks for stopping by to check on what's going on in my craft room today. See you next time.
:) Janis

Friday, July 3, 2015

PDE Linky Party - BUTTONS


Hi! PDE Linky Party is back with weekly Link Ups every FRIDAY! Today's theme is BUTTONS. C'mon, that's an easy one. Link up your projects HERE.

I decided to create a Patriotic card. Want to see? I hope so, because I want to show it to you....


I think it's so cute!
  • Chevron - Sil ID# 61964
  • Banner - Sil ID# 25178
  • Print 'n' Cut July 4th Boy with Flag - Sil ID# 61906
  • Firecracker twine, Red Button, Pop Dots to adhere boy
  • Cardz TV Stamps - Summer Fun set

Thanks so much for visiting me today. Don't forget to Link up your projects HERE.

:) Janis


Submitted:
DL Art - July anything goes
Silhouette Chs - anything goes
DL Art Thur Ch - Red, White, Blue

Thursday, July 2, 2015

You're a Treasure

Hi! It's a great week here in my corner of the world. I have an awesome family & fabulous friends. Thank you all so much for all the birthday wishes yesterday to my Facebook page. Feeling the love!

I played around with my Cricut this week and tried some of their print 'n' cut files. Very pleased with the quality. Here's a card I made with one of the cuts.


  • Cricut cartridge "Better Together"
  • Cricut Print 'n' Cut feature
  • Metal Dies for Oval and Lacy Oval
  • Cardz TV Stamps "Mixed Messages"set
  • Pop Dots to adhere Oval to card base, and image to oval
  • Square punch used to flag the sentiment ends
  • Button and thread
  • Pattern Papers from DCWV Fiesta stack
  • Stampin' Up cardstock
  • ColourQ ch for color scheme
  • Tuesday Morning Sketches for layout

So glad you stopped by to see me today! Don't forget to link up your ANYTHING GOES projects over at PDE Linky Party. A brand new linky party starts Friday over there at 8am EDT.

Smiles!
:) Janis

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Weight Watchers Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!

It's been 6 months since I started Weight Watchers! If you joined me in January, then happy 6 months to you, and way to go! Keep stickin' with it!

If you'd like to join me in Weight Watchers, please use this link.

Today is also my 49th birthday.  //throws confettii//

It's getting a little more challenging to lose weight these past few weeks, but I'm happy to report that my weigh in on Monday resulted in being down -0.2 pounds. Any loss is a good one. I'm happy with that!  Total loss since the beginning of the year, -29.2 pounds! I'm thrilled I've stuck with this program consecutively for 6 months. I'm thrilled 29.2 pounds are forever gone. I'm confident the rest will continue to come off week by week, pound by pound, and you can have that same assurance following the Weight Watchers program diligently. Don't get sloppy measuring your portions or not writing down your points. (I'm telling myself that too. The battery on our kitchen scale has been dead for weeks. I have got to order some 3V batteries and get that replaced so I can start weighing my portions again. Hey - maybe that's been my problem these past few weeks with slow weight loss - I'm fluffing my portion size without that scale!)  We've come this far together, let's keep it going!


If you want to make a change in your life, I encourage you to start today. Don't wait for Monday, or after this event or after that trip, etc. Start right now.  Click on this link....
If you'd like to join me in Weight Watchers, please use this link.
and find out how you can live a healthier life and reduce your risks of heart disease, diabetes, etc.

Just by losing 29 pounds, there have been many, many non-scale victories for me:

  1. I can cut my toenails without feeling like my gut is in my way
  2. I've purchased "cute" outfits that fit comfortably and make me feel prettier
  3. I'm able to sleep on my back without waking up in pain and having to roll over
  4. People compliment me on my weight loss
  5. My husband not only compliments me, but encourages me and tells me wonderful positive things about what I've accomplished so far
  6. This may sound silly, but I'm not constantly adjusting my pants or shirt that used to pull and slide in all the wrong places
  7. My face is thinner. I still have those awful baggy puffs under my eyes, but I don't think I look like a 49 year old and grandma of two.
  8. I can wear a bathing suit and go swimming IN PUBLIC without shame and embarrassment. 
  9. My knees don't hurt so often anymore. Stairs used to be a challenge for me with my knees, but not so much anymore. I mean, I still have arthritis in my feet, knees, neck, and hands, but it's not so difficult and painful to go up and down stairs with less weight on my body.
There are many other moments that come to mind and make me smile, but you get the point. 
If you have signed up with my Weight Watchers link, THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH! 

One more thing, I have decided to change my weigh-in day from Mondays to Fridays. My Weight Watchers posts will still go live on Wednesday so you can see how I'm doing, I'll just be weighing in behind the scenes on a different day.

I hope you guys enjoy the rest of your week and your July 4th weekend! Big Hugs!
:) Janis

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Sending You Sunshine and Smiles

Hi, everyone! What in the world have you been working on this week? Did you know there is an Anything Goes Linky Party going on right now at PDE Linky Party? Have you linked up your latest projects yet? Remember, you can link up as often as you want as long as they are current projects you are working on and not things posted to your blog in the past. Come show us what's going on in your craft room. We love getting inspired by your creations.

This morning I started out thinking I was going to create a July 4th Project, but the papers weren't working out, so I went through some old 12x12 stacks and found Fiesta by DCWV. I had forgotten how pretty these papers were. I love how my project turned out even though it's not July 4th themed.


  • DCWV Fiesta papers
  • Sil ID# 84555
  • Twine! Buttons!
  • Cardz TV Stamps - Summer Fun set


Thanks for stopping by to check on me. I love your visits! See you tomorrow!
:) Janis

Submitted to Die Cuttin Divas

Monday, June 29, 2015

Love My Wonderful Friend

Hi, everyone! Hope you are enjoying your summer.

  • Cricut Design Space Make-It-Now Love card
  • Pearls added to hearts
  • Everything inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain
  • Twine from stash
  • Pop Dots to adhere layers of the Love message for dimension
  • Inside of card and outside of envelope both stamped with Cardz TV Stamps "Heartfelt Wishes"



Thanks for stopping by!
:) Janis

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sweet Summer

Are you having a fun weekend? I hope so! Here's a Sweet Summer Tag to help cool you off with some refreshing watermelon. Mmmmm


  • Tag Base - Sil ID# 78355 (I created some shadows for 2 different size tags and combined them all together for the tag base. There is foam tape between the smaller tag and larger tag for dimension.)
  • Frog - Sil ID# 84018 (This frog is a print 'n' cut, and I created a shadow layer for it to in order to help it pop out from the busy flower background. It is also adhered with foam tape for dimension.)
  • Sentiment Banner - Sil ID# 33147 
  • Cardz TV Stamps - Fun in the Sun stamp set
If you visit me on Facebook, you know I love me some watermelon! My hubby, Tom, stopped at the store on the way home from work on Thursday and brought me home a watermelon and a cantaloupe. Smells so good to cut open a fresh, ripe watermelon. 


Tom had perfect timing because I had just taken this chocolate chip cookies out of the oven about 2 minutes before he walked in the door. 



Thanks for visiting with me today! Don't forget to link up your projects over at PDE Linky Party! The theme is Anything Goes this week.

See you next time!
:) Janis

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