Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Scrappy Mini Album

Hi, everyone! Thank you for visiting with me today. 
I'm tickled to show you the mini I created last week. 

WARNING

Picture Heavy


I used a Lori Whitlock Layered Mini Album file for my mini base.
Each of the layered pages were cut 4 times.
Twice in various pattern papers and twice in kraft cardstock.
Since I used DCWV My Sunshine Stack (love), the backs of those pages were solid white. I adhered each pattern paper to a kraft cardstock piece. This made the pages very sturdy, but also eliminated the whites on the back of the pattern pages. Not that there is anything wrong with white, but I wanted an overall kraft cardstock look to my mini. It went along with other elements I used that I'm about to tell you about.

Hello was die cut with my Silhouette using the ZP Rough & Tumble font from the Silhouette online store.

Jute for binding.



Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink for edging all the pages.
My Mind's Eye sticker packs for word stickers throughout mini.


Stars on BINGO cards page from Mrs. Grossman's.


You will also see some kraft library pockets throughout the mini interspersed among the layered mini pages. These are from a kit I purchased a couple of years ago. I think it's a SNAP collection.


Inside each library pocket I stuck in various Project Life cards. I had to trim the PL cards a little for them to fit in the pockets, but no real damage was done to the overall feel of the cards or messages that may have been printed on them. Photos can be added to these cards or journaling.



Miss Kate Cuttables, Smile Bundle used throughout with print and cuts.











Thanks for taking the time to read all the info and look at all the pages. I considered not posting every single page, but decided to do it because I know if I was visiting your blog and you were posting a mini album, I'd want to see everything inside it.

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:) Janis
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Flower Themed Pocket Letter

I saw a GREAT challenge over at USE YOUR STUFF wanting us to use our floral papers. You know you have some in your stash. Pull it out and create and link up!

I decided to try a Pocket Letter. This is probably just my 3rd one I've ever done. I'm no expert, but it's fun to switch it up and try new things some times.


Flower pattern paper, DCWV Solstice Stack
Stitched Grass Dies, My Creative Time
Bingo Cards and Flower Seed pack from a 6x6 paper pad cut-apart
A couple of print and cuts from Cricut and Silhouette Store
Various other elements added and goodies stuffed in the back of the pockets.
Now..... who am I going to send this to?
Interested? Private message me on Facebook. You may see this arrive in your Happy Mailbox. :)

Submitted

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:) Janis
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Sunny Days Ahead

Hi, everyone! Thanks for stopping by to see what I've been up to lately. I love reading all your comments!

Today's Tag



I went through some of my scraps last week and ran them through the Big Shot with some Metal Dies to sort of downsize the beast and have a stash of easy to grab mats and tag bases. I love doing this. Makes it look like I have actual craft supplies at the ready instead of an overflowing scrap mess in my drawer or box. 

These were all die cut using My Favorite Things stitched dies.


I grabbed one of these to use for today's tag!


Miss Kate Cuttables (MKC), So Stinkin' Cute (sun and grass layers - die cut and paper pieced)
I did stretch the grass some in the silhouette software. Also, I added a rectangle and welded that to the darker grass in the background to make it taller.


MKC, Apple Tree (print and cut)



My Favorite Things, Zig Zag stitched rectangle die
Green layer added for matting tag
Ribbon stapled between tag and matting layer so that you can't see the staples on the front of the tag.
Mini Stapler from Close To My Heart (find it in my shop here)


:) Janis
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Monday, July 25, 2016

Summer Sailing

Hi, everyone!

Today's Sketch Card


My Favorite Things, Zig Zag Stitched Dies



Miss Kate Cuttables, Sailboat
Foam tape to adhere sailboat image


Jaded Blossom, Happy Summer stamp set
Close To My Heart, Sapphire ink
Doodlebug Design, 6x6 paper pad, Anchors Aweigh


Tuesday Morning Sketches, Sketch #361



Submitted


Cut It Up - Red, White, and Blue
Simply Papercraft - anything goes


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:) Janis
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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Washi Storage

Hi, everyone!

I don't have a lot of washi tape, but what I do have is here and there and in that box, on that shelf.... So unorganized. I hate being unorganized.  Say hello to my new washi tray.


This is way more fancy than I need for washi organization, but it's pretty. I like pretty. :)

Sil ID# 47683, 3D Ribbon & Washi Tape Storage Tray
Kraft cardstock for insert part of tray
DCWV Honey Chic stack for pattern paper part of tray (and it glitters)



I am in real need of washi. I don't use it often because I forget I have it. But then when I want to use it, it doesn't match. Obviously I like pink and purple. Where are my turquoise, greens, and yellows? Hello. Maybe I should do a swap with someone to increase my color and pattern options. :)

If you don't follow me on Facebook, (and why is that?), here's a photo collage of me and all our girls using the same Snapchat filter. Keri, my oldest daughter, was playing with collages last week. Just wanted to share with you. We have the prettiest girls. Just sayin'. 



Enjoy the rest of your day.
:) Janis
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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Aloha

Happy Saturday! We all made it to the weekend. Yay!!

Todays Travel Card


Miss Kate Cuttables, Hula Girl
Miss Kate Cuttables, Aloha Word Titles
My Favorite Things, Cross Stitched Oval Dies
DCWV My Sunshine Stack
Foam Tape to adhere Aloha title



Enjoy the rest of your day.
:) Janis
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Friday, July 22, 2016

Ch# 130 Let's Hear It For The Boys!

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# 130 Let's Hear It for the Boys!



My PDE Linky Party Project




Craft Card Base cut at 9" x 8" and scored at 4"
Cloud and Grass borders, Sil ID# 40183
Dinosaur, Sil ID# 57367, Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbon File HERE
Volcano, Sil ID# 123701
Dino Tree, Sil ID# 75686
Inside Sentiment, Wild Thing (Miss Kate Cuttables), Sil ID# 58748
Some cuts were inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Tea Dye or Walnut Stain distress inks.




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Submitted

Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbon

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:) Janis
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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Happy Summer

Happy Summer, everyone! 

Today's Miss Kate Cuttables Card



Miss Kate Cuttables, Hawaii Set



Freshly Made Sketches, Past Sketch #243



Jaded Blossom, Happy Summer stamp set



My Favorite Things, Zig Zag stitched rectangle dies
DCWV, Travel Adventure Stack
Foam tape to adhere flower
Kraft card base




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:) Janis
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

I Wanna Hold Your Hand Hand Hand...

Hi, everyone! Last month our daughter and friend came to visit us for about a week. One of the adventures we took was to a fun Sea life Aquarium. We saw a pink octopus! It was a little creepy but also very cool looking. And yes, that is a REAL live starfish in the background. 


Today's Miss Kate Cuttables Ocean Friends Card







Sketch found on Pinterest


Doodlebug Design, 6x6 paper pad, Under the Sea
Doodlebug Design, 6x6 paper pad, Anchors Aweigh
My Favorite Things, Cross Stitched Oval Dies
Purple Sequins
Foam tape to adhere image




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:) Janis
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Weight Watchers Wednesday

Hello all my bloggy friends!
I've decided to change my weekly Weight Watchers posts to less frequency. There just isn't a lot happening on the scale. I'm hovering in the 179's. So instead of posting the same stats on Wednesdays, I thought maybe I'd try just posting when there's a major change or maybe going to once a month recap. I'm still hanging in there. Don't think I've given up, because I haven't!!

I'll have a craft post going up on my blog in about a minute, so don't miss that. You may have to refresh your screen.

Enjoy the rest of your day.
:) Janis
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Mermaid Tales of the Sea

Hi, everyone! I had a great day last Sunday. I printed a whole bunch of Miss Kate Cuttable files and then went to my favorite sketch blogs and started whipping out cards one after the other. I love productive days like that. Here's another card from Sunday's crafting time.

Miss Kate Cuttables Mermaid Card


Miss Kate Cuttables, Mermaid






Doodlebug Design, 6x6 pad, Under the Sea
My Favorite Things, Stitched Circle Dies
Star Punch
Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink around edges of some of the papers
Foam Tape to adhere Mermaid and Star
Kraft Card Base





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:) Janis
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