Wednesday, June 30, 2010

HUT FULL OF QUOTES, SAYINGS & VERSES

Here is a mini book I started with some Debbie Mumm paper.  I'm going to fill it full of my favorite quotes, sayings and Bible verses.  I'll decorate the pages as I fill them with quotes, etc.  The ribbons hanging down are used for bookmarks.  There is a brown one on the end, but it's hard to see in this photo.

Video of this project at end of post. :)

The outside was made using a piece of cardboard that came in a pack of paper.  I cut it 5 3/4" x 4 1/2".  Then I cut pattern paper the same size (x 4 for inside and outside of front and back covers) and used Tacky Glue to adhere it to both sides of the cardboard.  I then cut a piece of yellow pattern paper 5 1/4" x 4" ( x 2 times) for the inside of both the front and back covers.

The inside pages are cardstock in a variety of colors.  They were actually cards from a Value Pack which are pre-scored for easy folding, and I simply cut down the score line which cut them in half.

I used my Crop-a-dial to punch holes and binder rings I got from Office Depot (100ct) that are 1" rings.  I centered the inside pages (which are 4 1/4" x 5 1/2") vertically so that the covers are larger on top and bottom and right side.

The 5 ribbons to be used for bookmarks in the back were all cut at 13 1/2".  (Shown in video below). They really don't have to be that long, but I wanted them long enough to hang out of the bottom and add a little bit of character along with being functional.  :)  This is how the bookmarks in our church hymnals were when I was a teenager.  That's where this idea came from.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask in the comment section and leave your email so I can respond directly to you!

Thanks for stopping by!

This is my submission for Robyn's Color Challenge.  There is very little pink on the cover (the birdie's wild feather hair), but there are pink pages on the inside!  Click here to go to Robyn's challenge.

Enjoy!  Janis

THIS WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH OUT LOUD!

We live in a little town called North in South Carolina.  There is always so much confusion when giving our address over the phone when ordering something, or making an appointment, etc.  My hubby sent this to me today who received it from a co-worker.  Too funny!!!!


HIPPO HELLO


CREATE A CRITTER
Hippo page 44 cut @ 2 1/2" and with SHADOW feature
Googlie eyes!
Papers from BasicGrey - Gypsy
Water page 44 cut @ 1 1/2"
Grass page 44 cut @ 2 1/2", 1 1/2", and 1"
Stampin' Up chalks
Card base Pink from Value Pack pre-scored for easy folding!

LAUGH



Good morning!  Have you LAUGHED today?  You really should laugh every day.  EVERY DAY!

I did some Craft Room organization this morning.  Still not real happy with how everything is put away, but no rush on having it perfect.  It's good for now.

Card base: Orange from Value pack pre-scored for easy folding!
Papers from BasicGrey - Gypsy
"Laugh" raised accent piece from CLOUD9 - Resort Collection
Green rhinestones from Studio18
Ribbon from Joann's or Michael's
Swirl cut from GIVE A HOOT page 60 cut @ 3 1/2" and trimmed to fit (this is less than 1/2 the full cut)

Smiles & Giggles!  Janis

Monday, June 28, 2010

AHOY, MATEY! Paper Playtime Challenge # 5


HELLO!!!  I'm so happy to be home, in my new craft room (drywall - no paint yet; subfloor - no flooring yet), got my desk and computer with printer set up;  got my craft table set up with the Cricut.... life is GOOD!

Here is my first craft project since we've moved.  It feels so good to do a scrapbook page.  I haven't done any scrapbooking in way too long.

I'll handwrite info on the page before adding it to my scrapbook.  This is a picture of my parents holding my first grandchild and their first great-grandchild.  I know he's a boy baby, but these flowers were so pretty that PAM sent me in an ARK (Act of Random Kindness - I know most people say RAK, but I like ARK better because it reminds me of Noah and the Ark and how God saved him and his family with it.  And isn't that what ARKs do for us - save us sometimes - give us a little love in the mail - a little boost in our spirit?).

Background "RAIN" paper & Yellow pattern paper from Debbie Mumm

Cricut cartridge - Mickey & Friends
Donald on page 99 cut @ 4 1/2" and used SHADOW feature too

Cricut cartridge - Create A Critter
AHOY phrase on page 42 cut @ 2 1/2" (I placed layers a little off center to give it a shadow effect)
Star Brads from Recollections from Joann's

"Welcome to the World, Matey!" printed using PrintMaster from the computer
Font - Antique
"Welcome" at size 40, the rest of the phrase at size 30
Flowers from 7 Gypsies - Red Velvet
Flower rhinestones from Busy Kids Kids' Camp from Joann's

Have a BLESSED day!
Janis


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Yeah! I'm Back On Line!!

I'm so excited!  I'm FINALLY back on line!

We made it back last Saturday and have been super busy ever since.

There's a lot of work to do on the house.  Right now Tom (my wonderfully smart and talented hubby) is custom building me a kitchen.  How awesome is that!?!

It's going to take me a long while to catch up with everyone, so please be patient.

Love and Kisses,
Janis

(Wyoming)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

SWEET ELEPHANT

OUTSIDE
INSIDE

Awwww, I just think this elephant is so sweet.  And look!  I actually did something to the inside of my card this time.  That's what?  The 2nd time I've decorated the inside?  :)

Today is Tuesday, June 22, 2010 (If my scheduled posts are working correctly.  Actually, I'm typing this on Thursday, June 10th)

I can't wait to get my scrapbooks out and do some page layouts with all these fun Create A Critter images!

Card base Purple from Value pack pre-scored for easy folding.
Papers from DCWV Flower Shower Spring Stack
Cricut Cartridge:  CREATE A CRITTER
OUTSIDE:
Elephant page 55 cut @ 3 1/2" & used Shadow Feature
Medium size Googlie Eyes!
Rhinestone from Joann's
Prima Flower Calypso Pack
Green background paper cut @ 5 1/2" x 4"
Purple background paper cut @ 4 3/4" x 3 1/2"
INSIDE:
Green background paper cut @ 4 3/4" x 3 1/2"
Cream background paper cut @ 4" x 2 3/4"
Tent page 55 cut @ 1"

Toodles!  :) Janis

Monday, June 21, 2010

PAPER PLAYTIME CHALLENGE #4




So Cute!
To see a video on how to make this Pop Up Card, CLICK HERE.  This is a video DAWN5377 made.  I love it!  And the BEST news is it WILL fit into a regular A2 size envelope!  Get out!  Really!
This is my submission for Paper Playtime Challenge #21 which is
BUGS, BEES, ANTS & LADYBUGS!  OH MY!

Paper from scraps
Cricut Cartridge:  EVERYDAY PAPER DOLLS
Summer girl outfit (so cute with her googlie blue eyes) page 31
Summer girl hair page 35
Sun page 40
Grass page 40
Little girl image enhanced with Crayola Crayons :)
Cricut Cartridge:  CREATE A CRITTER
Ladybug page 62
Basket page 36 (actually bottom part of cupcake)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

TENNIS ANYONE?


Good morning all my bloggy friends!!
If my scheduled posts are working correctly, today should be Sunday, June 20th, and hopefully we arrived back in South Carolina yesterday.  Tomorrow they are suppose to get our internet hooked up, so I'll post LIVE again as soon as I can.

Doesn't this little tennis girl make you smile?  I decided to make her look like me with brown hair and blue eyes.  Although I cut the body and all the accessories at 3 3/4", I cut the shoes larger at 4 1/2".  I know these aren't the kind of shoes you would play tennis in, but they are my favorite kind of shoes, so she's wearing them!

Card base Emerald Green from Value Pack pre-scored for easy folding
Background papers from My Mind's Eye - Everyday Tango
Cricut Cartridge EVERYDAY PAPER DOLLS
Tennis girl and accessories page 53 cut @ 3 3/4"
Shoes page 61 cut @ 4 1/2"
White gel pen used to add details and doodling
Blue Googlie Eyes!

Hugs, Janis

Saturday, June 19, 2010

HOWDY!

Guess what?  I didn't use Everyday Paper Dolls today. LOL (But I wanted to.)
I used Create A Critter and Paper Doll Dress Up.  :)
I wish you could see the shimmer of this peachy / pink card base.  It so cool!  Looks like a sunset sky, I thought.
I have not figured out the Accessories for Paper Doll Dress Up.  They always seem to cut so HUGE!

Card base Shimmering Sunset from Value Pack pre-scored for easy folding!
Green paper cut @ 5 1/2" x 1 3/4" (from DCWV Flower Shower Spring Stack)
Cricut Cartridge:  CREATE A CRITTER
Horse page 59 cut @ 2"
Phrase "HOWDY" cut @ 1 1/2" same page
Cricut Cartridge:  PAPER DOLL DRESS UP
Cowgirl page 67 cut @ 3"
Background mountains cut @ 2" (same page) and trimmed off ends to fit length of card
White gel pen used to enhance details
Green Googlie Eyes!
Black Ultra Fine Sharpie used to draw face
If my scheduled posts are working correctly, today is Saturday, June 19th and we hope to be arriving at our home in South Carolina in the morning.  Internet & Directv are suppose to be hooked up on Monday, so hopefully by Tuesday, June 22nd, I'll be posting again live daily.
I can't wait to catch up on everyone's blogs and see what you've been up to!
Hugs!
Janis

Friday, June 18, 2010

GOLFING BUDDY


Sentiment says, "I only have eyes "FORE" you."  LOL
Sentiment printed from computer.

Card base Burnt Amber from Value Pack pre-scored for easy folding!
Papers from scraps
Enhancement done with white gel pen
Red Heart Rhinestone from Joann's
Ribbon from Michael's
Golfer and Accessories printed @ 4" on page 54
Background Green mat cut @ 5 1/4" x 4"
Background Purple mat cut @ 3 3/4" x 3 1/2"

Hope you are having a FUN day!
:)  Janis

Thursday, June 17, 2010

SUPER SIMPLE OWL TALL CARD

 

Good morning!!
If my scheduled posts are working correctly, today should be Thursday, June 17th.  And that means my family & I should be arriving in Omaha, Nebraska to stop for the night.  This is day 4 of our journey to South Carolina.  Please keep us in your thoughts & prayers all week.  Thanks!  

The card above is followed after Mary's pattern for her Super Simple Episode #2

Card base is Kraft Cardstock cut @ 9 1/2" x 7 1/2", then scored @ 3 3/4" to fold in half.  This size card will fit in a business size envelope.

I cut 3 mats from all the same pattern paper @ 3" x 3".
3 mats from DIFFERENT pattern paper were cut @ 2 3/4" x 2 3/4".
Ribbon from Michael's or Joann's.
Owl cut for center square from CREATE A CRITTER page 25.
Owl cut @ 2 1/4".
All papers were from SCRAP DRAWER!!

Come play along with Mary's Super Simple Layouts!  It's FUN!!
Hugs, Janis

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

COOKOUT YARD PARTY!

I can't help it!  Everyday Paper Dolls is addictive!
We LOVE grilling out summer, winter, spring, fall.
And it's even more fun when family and friends come over. Hanging out on the porch swing, tossing the football, catching up on all the family news.  Plus, food just taste better when cooked over a charcoal grill.

Card base textured Seafoam Green from Value Pack pre-scored for easy folding!
Background blue paper from DCWV cut @ 5 1/4" x 4"
Striped paper from DCWV cut @ 4" x 1 3/4" and edged with Treading Water punch (favorite punch!)
Cricut Cartridge: EVERYDAY PAPER DOLLS
Sun page 40 cut @ 1"
Grass page 77 cut @ 3/4" and trimmed to fit
Chef & grill & steak page 72 cut @ 4"
Doodling done with white gel pen
Googlie Eyes!

Happy Grilling, Janis

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I LOVE EWE


Awwwww... so sweet.....

Card base Lavender cut from 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock to make an A2 size card.
Ribbon from Michael's
Black mat cut @ 5 1/4" x 4"
Checked mat cut @ 5" x 3 3/4"
Sentiment printed on computer 
(I actually put my lavender cardstock in and when it pulled it from the tray to print, it got going in there sideways.  But what do I always say?  Ist's art!  So I just sent with the diagonal sentiment.  You thought I did it on purpose, didn't you?  See, if you don't tell, no one will know.)
Cricut Cartridge:  CREATE A CRITTER
Lamb page 71 cut @ 3 1/2"

So sweet.....
:)  Janis

Monday, June 14, 2010

PAPER PLAYTIME CHALLENGE #3 SUBMISSION


Here is my submission for 
 Don't you just love the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge?!!!  
I'm having so much fun with it!!
This little soldier dude is my son, James.  :)

Cardbase textured Seafoam Green from Value Pack pre-scored for easy folding!
Background blue mat cut @ 5 1/4" x 4" from DCWV Ultimate Year Stack
Blue checked corner stickers from DCWV Ultimate Year Stack
Flag cut @ 2" from Cricut Cartridge: INDEPENDENCE DAY
Grass paper from DCWV Flower Shower Spring Stack
Grass cut @ 1 1/2" and trimmed to fit from Cricut Cartridge:  GIVE A HOOT
Soldier Boy & Accessories cut @ 4" from Cricut Cartridge: EVERYDAY PAPER DOLLS
Soldier outlining done with white gel pen

Hop over to Paper Playtime and play along!
Salute!  Janis

Sunday, June 13, 2010

SEE YOU NEXT WEEK!


Our daughter, Kati, arrived in Alaska Thursday night 4 hours behind her flight schedule.  We were all so VERY tired by the time she got here late that night.

We've been having fun!  Tomorrow we are leaving Alaska and driving to South Carolina.  The computers are getting unhooked today, so I won't be able to talk to you guys for about a week or so.

I have posts scheduled to update everyday.

I will miss all you guys - my bloggy friends!

Please continue to leave comments.  I should be able to check my email on the road after we cross the border back into the lower 48 middle of the week.

Hugs and Kisses!

Oh, and all the PAPER PLAYTIME QUEENS, PLEASE visit everyone who submits a project for the challenges and tell them thank you!  I don't want them to be ignored!

:)  Janis

YOU SMELL LIKE.....ROSES

Okay, so these flowers aren't roses, but I still think it's funny.  LOL

Card base Kraft cardstock cut to open from bottom
Prima Flowers  -  Calypso
Flower Brads - Recollections
Ribbon - Michaels
Background papers - K & Company, DCWV
Image papers - DCWV, Recollections
Cricut cartridge:  GIVE A HOOT
Bear in Trashcan page 61 cut @ 3 1/2"

:)  Janis

Saturday, June 12, 2010

SINGING IN THE RAIN


Hello all my bloggy friends!
What's the weather like on your side of the world today?
I love the soft colors of this card.  And I'm LOVING my Everyday Paper Dolls Cartridge!!

Card base Speckled Mauve from Value Pack pre-scored for easy folding!
Checked mat cut @ 5 1/4" x 4" (Scraps but I think it's Debbie Mumm)
Blue mat cut @ 5" x 4" (DCWV Glitter Sweet Stack)
Cricut Cartridge:  EVERYDAY PAPER DOLLS
Doll cut @ 4"
Hair on page 31
Rain gear and accessories on page 42
Glitter Glue (Opal)
Googlie eyes!
Outlined with White Gel Pen
Sentiment from "The Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Word"
Sentiment says, "Rain or Shine, You're A Friend of Mine"
Sentiment printed on computer
Have an AWESOME day!  If it's raining there, I dare you to splash through some mud puddles.  LOL  I Double-Dog Dare You!!  :)
Janis

Friday, June 11, 2010

DID I DO THAT?

LOL!  Remember when Steve Urkel used to say that on TV?  LOL!

Card base Green from Value pack pre-scored for easy folding!
Background papers from My Mind's Eye Everyday Tango (I think)
Pink mat cut @ 5 1/4" x 4"
Green mat cut @ 5" x 3 3/4"
Cricut Cartridge:  CREATE A CRITTER
Speech bubbles page 28 cut @ 1 1/2" in Navy Blue & 1 1/4" in Gray
Sentiment hand written
Cricut Cartridge:  EVERYDAY PAPER DOLLS
Doll body cut @ 4" in Blackout
Head cut again in Black paper with Blackout Feature
Head cut again in body color with "O" expression
Alien page 65 cut @ 2"
GOOGLIE EYES!

:)  Janis

LET'S PLAY CARDS!

 I love to play cards!  Skip Bo, Rummy, Phase 10, Poker, Solitaire... especially when we are camping with family.  Good times.  Good times.

I made this card to mail to our son, James, working hard overseas to keep us safe here at home.  I know he'll appreciate the "playing cards" feel to it.

Card base Gray Marble from Value Pack pre-scored for easy folding!
Red textured background mat from DCWV Ultimate Year cut @ 5 1/4" x 4"
Pattern background mat from DCWV - don't remember which stack - cut @ 5" x 3 3/4"
Cricut Cartridge:  INDIE ART
Heart, Club, Diamond, & Spade all cut @ 2" (even thought the heart looks much bigger than the diamond for some reason)
Ribbon from Michael's 2 for $1 bin (yeah!)
Very simple.  No glitter. No pop dots. No buttons.  But I still like it!!

Hope you guys are having a fun day!
:)  Janis

Thursday, June 10, 2010

FAR OUT, HIPPIE GIRL!


I love my new Everyday Paper Dolls!!!
Isn't this Hippie Girl just Far Out?!
This is my submission for Wee Memories Challenge - Punches

Card base Green from Value Pack pre-scored for easy folding!
All papers from SCRAPS!
Treading Water Punch for blue at top
Flower rhinestones from Joann's
White Gel pen for doodling
Cricut Cartridge:  EVERYDAY PAPER DOLLS
Girl and accessories page 47 all cut @ 4"

Smiles today!
Janis

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

3" x 3" Boxed Card Set

Hello!  I made a video yesterday and almost didn't upload it to YouTube because I kept stumbling over my words and measurements.  LOL  But I decided, hey, I'm NOT a public speaker, so what do you expect?  :)

Then I got comments and emails asking to show how I made the cards, so I made another video on that today.

I've included both videos below.

Scroll down to earlier post today of one of my favorite cards I've ever made - PINK FLYING DUCKS!

:)  Janis



FLYING DUCKS


I just love this card!

Cricut Cartridge:  GIVE A HOOT
Ducks page 77 cut @ 2" and 1".  Shadow feature used on 2" duck.
Cattails page 77 cut @ 2 1/2"
Water page 76 cut @ 1 1/2" twice and layered
All papers from scraps - but either DCWV or K & Company
Ribbon from Joann's
Card base Navy Blue from Value pack pre-scored for easy folding!

Smiles,
Janis

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

LET'S GO FISHING!


OH MY GOSH!
Lookie, lookie what surprise I had in my mailbox Saturday from a very wonderful friend!!!!



I have been wanting Everyday Paper Dolls FOREVER.
Every time I see you guys make something with it, I just drool.
This fisherman was the main reason I wanted it so bad, so of course it was the first cut I used!

I'll try to mix in some cards from other carts among the projects I make with EDPD, but it may be really hard to do. LOL

This is my submission for Cricut Cardz Challenge - Father's Day Card.



Card base Kraft cardstock cut @ 5 1/4" x 11" and folded in half (regular A2 size card)
Papers from scraps - but probably DCWV Flower Shower Spring Stack & Recollections
Cricut Cartridge:  GIVE A HOOT
Yellow Sun page 64 cut @ 3 1/2"
Orange Sun page 64 cut @ 2 1/2"
Cricut Cartridge:  EVERYDAY PAPER DOLLS
Fisherman and accessories page 70 all cut @ 4"
Googlie eyes!
Accents with Black Ultra Fine Sharpie and White Gel Pen

I LOVE THIS CARTRIDGE!!!

Monday, June 7, 2010

CLICK HERE to visit
CARDZ TV with Mary,
who is our 
PAPER QUEEN this week,
to see her creation for the theme at Paper Playtime (In Thy Face I See Honor, Truth, and Loyalty) and get all the juicy details and measurements for it. She used creative paper layering for her submission.   If you are a creative paper layering kind of gal, you will LOVE Mary's submission for inspiration!  She always makes the BEST cards!  And she used her Martha Stewert Scoring Board to make a custom envelope for it. (I love the MS Scoring Board!!!)  Mary's card fits our theme perfectly!  What a GREAT QUEEN she is!!

If you are a coloring the image kind of gal, you will love the FREE image at SQUIGGLEFLY this week!    I've never even heard of Squigglefly until 2 of the submissions this week pointed me over there.  Both ladies did a JAM UP job on coloring the image using 2 different techniques.  Anyway, just thought I'd share the FREEBIE.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT SQUIGGLEFLY'S freebies for the adorable image.

CLICK HERE to visit HOG WILD ABOUT STAMPING to see her colored image submission.

CLICK HERE to visit RHONDA'S PLACE TO SHARE to see her colored image submission.

And my submission is below this post.  I used the Cricut cartridge to create a project for this theme.

REMEMBER, at Paper Playtime you can interpret the themes any way you like.  This week's theme could actually be interpreted for an Anniversary project, or Graduation project, etc.  Use your imagination!  And you can submit any project you create that's a PAPER PROJECT - for example:
card
tag
box
envelope
scrapbook layout
3-D object
mini album
ETC.
Smoochies to you!
Janis

In Thy Face I see HONOR, TRUTH, & LOYALTY


Here is my submission for Paper Playtime's Challenge #2.
I made this card for my husband.  He loves Eagles.
(It's one of the 6 tattoos he has - and looks pretty much like this one - an eagle waiting to land).
And in my husband's face I see all those things:
HONOR, TRUTH, & LOYALTY.
The theme for Paper Playtime Challenge #2 is:
IN THY FACE I SEE 
HONOR, TRUTH, & LOYALTY

Card base Yellow (Tom's favorite color) from Value Pack pre-scored for easy folding!
Background dark blue paper cut @ 5 1/4" x 4"
Background swirly blue mat cut @ 5" x 3 3/4"
Eagle cut @ 3 1/2" & 4 1/2" 
Pop dots used to stack Eagles.
Love & Kisses clear stamps from Heidi Grace
Blue & Yellow star brads from Recollections
Ribbon from Michael's

This was a simple card to make.
I think the meaning it holds goes way beyond any "beauty" is may have.

Come play with us at Paper Playtime!
It's FUN!
:)  Janis

Sunday, June 6, 2010

ICE CREAM VACATION


I love this paper and the way this card came out! 

I went to the dentist on Friday to get 2 fillings re-done and some other work.  I wanted to work on Mary's challenge for "Vacation" at her Paper Cutz Challenge blog, but I really felt kind of weird, and it just wasn't coming together like I wanted.  (But at least my teeth didn't hurt!)

So I laid in the bed this morning thinking about this card (is that weird?).
I'm very happy with how it came together.  We like to take road trips and mini vacations.  Rarely do we go anywhere for more than a weekend.  It's always fun to walk around whatever town we are in and stop in a local shop and get some ice cream even though they always give way too much, and I usually end up giving mine to Tom or Bonnie to finish off.  Ice Cream was the first thing I thought of when I saw the "Vacation" theme.

Papers:  all from scraps - DCWV & Recollections
Ribbon from Michael's
Buttons from Joann's
Cricut Cartridge:  INDIE ART
Card base: Gray from Value pack pre-scored for easy folding!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

LUCKY


I just LOVE this green striped paper!

Card base gray marble pattern from Value Pack pre-scored for easy folding!
S-Fold Card (Still A2 standard size)
All you do is fold the front cover back toward the card fold crease.
You can see an instructional video on how to make an S-Fold card from Mary @ CardzTV. Click Here.
Cricut Cartridge:  CREATE A CRITTER
Panda page 58 cut @ 3 1/2" and with Shadow Feature
Lucky & Noodle Bowl page 58 cut @ 1 1/4"
Cover black mat cut @ 5 1/4" x 2"
Cover stripe mat cut @ 5" x 1 3/4"
Inside black mat cut @ 5 1/4" x 4"
Inside striped mat cut @ 5" x 3 3/4"

These S-Fold cards are so fun and easy to make!
:)  Janis

Friday, June 4, 2010

MOOSE on the LOOSE


I just love this card.  I love the moose cut and that gorgeous background paper.
Card base dark wine from Value pack pre-scored for easy folding!
Moose on page 74 cut @ 3 1/2"
Top moose layer cut twice. Once to adhere to background layer.  Once to pop dot top layer for more shadow and dimension.
Trees page 65 cut @ 2 1/2" and 3"
Grass and Hillside backgrounds page 65 cut @ 1 1/2"
Papers from DCWV Ultimate Year & Recollections.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

REACH FOR THE STARS


Good morning all my bloggy friends!  Are you ready to Reach for the Stars today?

Card base Sea Foam Green from Value Pack pre-scored for easy folding!
Ribbon from Michael's or Joann's
Background mats cut @ 5 1/4" x 4" and 5" x 3 3/4"
All papers from DCWV, Debbie Mumm, and K & Company
Cricut Cartridge:  CREATE A CRITTER
Turtle page 64 cut @ 2"
Caterpillar page 54 cut @ 2"
Stars page 71 cut @ 2"
Sentiment printed from computer

:)  Janis 

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

HELLO



UPDATE:  I just love all my bloggy friends!  I read your comments and smile or even laugh out loud sometimes!  Thank you so much for all your comments!


Good morning!
Have you been over to Paper Playtime yet to see the very first challenge going on?  Hop over and play along!

Tom & I did a lot of packing last weekend including lots of my crafting items.
I only left out the Create A Critter, Give A Hoot, and Independence Day cartridges to use until we get back to South Carolina.  I told myself to use Give A Hoot today, but after looking through the manual, all I could think of was Create A Critter.  Sorry.  I tried to use something different.  
I hope you guys aren't getting tired of seeing similar pattern paper lately either.  I'm trying to use up those scraps!  And I'm trying to be good a get a little ahead with my crafting so I can schedule posts to go up while we are driving across country.  You know I'll be in withdrawal from not crafting for a week.  LOL  But hopefully I'll have a few cards and / or crafts scheduled to post while we are driving through America.  I was able to get about 4 cards done today, so hey, that's cool!

Lavender card base from Value pack pre-scored for easy folding!
Background pink mat cut @ 5 1/4" x 4"
Background checked mat cut @ 5 1/4" x 2"
Hello clear stamp from Heidi Grace used with StazOn Jet Black ink
Ribbon from Michael's
Cricut Cartridge CREATE A CRITTER
Tree page 68 cut @ 4"
Bee page 68 cut @ 2 1/2"
All papers from either DCWV, Debbie Mumm, or K & Company (all scraps)

Hope your week has started off GREAT!
Do something GROOVY today!!
:)  Janis

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

SWEET Using Those SCRAPS




And this is what happens when you have TONS of scraps to use up.
Tom & I packed so much of my craft stuff yesterday. We leave in just 13 or so more days.  Can you believe it?  Please keep us in your prayers.  We will be driving from Anchorage, Alaska to North, South Carolina.  The drive here took about 95 hours.  So we're thinking about a week to get back.  I could feel the prayer coverage for us on the way up here.  Everything fell into place.  Even the flat tire we had was discovered before it caused an accident or permanent damage.  

Anyway.... back to the stinkin' sweet skunks...

Create a Critter page 61
Skunks cut @ 2 1/2" and 2 3/4"
Stumps cut @ 1 and 1 1/2"
Phrase cut @ 1 1/2"
Shadow feature used on skunks and stumps
Background papers cut @ 5 1/4" x 4" and 5" x 3 3/4" from scraps - probably K & Company and DCWV

No extra ribbon or rhinestones added since there was so much pattern paper going on.

And I used my Martha Stewart Scoring Board to make the envelopes!  Easy-Peasy!

And just to brighten your day with a smile, here is a picture of our First Grandchild (Kevin) who we will be meeting for the first time in about 2 weeks or so.



Now tell me, is he not stinkin' SWEET?!!?

:)  Janis

New Address Postcards


I hope everyone has had a really fun weekend!
Today we went for a walk down at the pond and did a whole lot of packing.
I also made some very simple postcards with our future new address. (blacked out here obviously LOL)
The photo above is just a couple of the different ones I made.  
I wanted something that would fit into an A2 size envelope and not be bulky.
I used background cardstock from DCWV Glitter stack - can't remember the name of it.
I cut a scallop rectangle from Create A Critter p. 56 (Phrase & shift)
I printed out our new address on Avery business cards that easily tear apart and put that on top of the scallop frame.
All that was left was to add a cute critter.
The ladybug is from CAC p.62 and the birdie is from p. 65
That's it!
Really simple and lightweight so I can only use 1 stamp (yeah) and it's just the one sheet like a postcard - it doesn't open or anything.  My Mama will probably put it on her frig with a magnet holder.
See you guys tomorrow!
:)  Smiles, Janis

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