Designer Series Paper SALE October 1 - 31

Monday, October 23, 2017

Hand Colored Autumn Card

Hi, everyone!
Stampin' Up will be debuting their brand new Stampin' Blends on November 1st. As demonstrators, we get to play with new products early. Love that! Today's card is using some of the fun things in the current annual catalog as well as some fun things in the mini Holiday catalog. You'll see all the shopping links below. The Stampin' Blends are also in the shopping link, but just know that link will take you to my main online store shopping page for now. On November 1st, it will take you directly to the Stampin' Blends. You are going to love these markers!!

I'm having fun learning how to color. 
The At Home With You Stampin' Up stamp set is a good one for practice. Lots of things you can mix and match to make different scenes or just use an image on it's on like I did for this card. The Whisper White cardstock handles these alcohol markers perfectly. 

Here is a shopping link list for all the items used to make this card.


Thanks for stopping by today!
Oh, and by the way....

Bitten by the Bug 2 Challenge (Ghosts / Monsters)

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

(Ghosts / Monsters)

My Design Team Project

Cricut cartridge, Creepy Critters
Cardz TV Stamps, Spooky Sayings

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 #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

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