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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Melon Cupcake?

Today begins Cricut Cardz Ch#103!
Ch# 103 - "You Take The Cake!" Mary is asking us to make a birthday card using a cake or cupcake with any cartridge and colors we'd like.

Project #61 of this year
Card Details:
  • Inspiration for my card: Paper Crafts Magazine, March/April 2012 issue, p. 45.
  • A2 size card (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") using White cardstock as base
  • Card base dry embossed with Cuttlebug & flower folder
  • White cardstock cut @ 5" x 3 3/4" and inked around edges with brown
  • 1" squares cut in red, orange, yellow, green, and blue from various paper stacks and scraps
  • Fiber added for celebration effect
  • SIMPLY CHARMED used for cupcake p. 77 cut @ 2 1/2"
  • Cupcake embossed with Cuttlebug and Divine Swirl folder
  • Watermelon sticker from Mrs. Grossman's
  • Sentiment stamped in Green with Stampin' Up ink
  • Sentiment from Mary's CARDZ TV STAMPS "Garden Greetings" set


Thanks for stopping by today! 
Smiles :) Janis

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

How does your garden GROW?

Project #68 of this year
Good morning!
Before I tell you about my card, don't miss I'm doing a Design Team call for a 52 Tags in 2012 team!! Woo-Hoo! If you are interested & want more details, shoot me an email at
craftyjanis@live.com.

A2 size card (5 1/2" x 4")
White cardstock base (from Walmart)
Background papers from Studio G (Walmart 97 cent 12"x12" pack), ColorBok "Spring Morning" (Walmart $5 pack), and Recollections.
Buttons from Hobby Lobby.
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder used for eggshell.
Another lizard looking folder used for Croc's tummy.
Photo corners were created using a Stampin' Up 1 3/8" square punch. :)
ELEGANT EDGES used for Sentiment Banner p. 51 cut @ 1" and 1 1/4" for shadow ends.


CROCS RULE (Lite cartridge) for Croc in Egg cut @ 3".


Mary's Cardz TV Stamps "Think Spring" for stamped sentiment.


Thanks for stopping by today!
:) Janis

Monday, February 27, 2012

My Friend

Welcome to my post for The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Ch#6!
You can enter your challenge project by CLICKING HERE.

Project #73 of this year
I used a digi image from BUGABOO. I love BUGABOO!
A2 size card (4 1/4" x 5 1/2").
Yellow paper from Recollections.
Cardbase and all other papers from DCWV The Blossom Song Glitter Stack.
Image colored with pencils and blended with Mineral Oil.
Sentiment stamp from Mary's CARDZ TV STAMPS "Encouraging Thoughts" set.


I have one more card to show you. It's a double pocket card. I saw this on my friend, Lucy's, blog (CLICK HERE) and she linked to Splitcoaststampers for the instructions (CLICK HERE). This was fun!

Project #74 of this year
 I used a digi image from BUGABOO. I love BUGABOO!
This ends up being the size of an A2 size card.
Pink paper from Recollections.
Martha Stewart Doily punch.
Pattern paper from Walmart's Spring Morning.
Image colored with pencils and blended with Mineral Oil.
Sentiment stamp from Mary's CARDZ TV STAMPS "Going Buggy" set.


Both the Fox and Hippo are cut @ 2 1/2" from CREATE A CRITTER.



Tags cut from PLAINTIN SCHOOL BOOK p. 78 @ 4 1/2" and 4" both with Shadow feature.


Ribbon from Michael's Dollar bin.
Flowers are Prima.
Brad from Joann's.
Both of these sentiment stamps are from  Mary's CARDZ TV STAMPS "Encouraging Thoughts" set.


Have a great Monday! 
:) Janis

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Scrapbook Layout :)


Good day, everyone! It's been about a year since I've created a scrapbook layout. Can you believe that? I forgot how fun making layouts can be. This was very relaxing and made me smile. So, why did I make the layout for today? I'm glad you asked. Michelle @ QUEEN OF MY CRAFTROOM is starting a new Sunday challenge today - and the challenge is to make a..... wait for it...... layout! 

Project #75 of this year
Here are all the details for this layout:
  • 12"x12" layout base
  • All papers from Walmart's various stacks
  • HELLO KITTY GREETINGS for Sun using card feature p. 36 cut @ 4". I also cut the sunshine again with the blackout feature @ 3 1/2" for the inside of the card to write my sentiment on or to add another photo to this page. 
  • Divine Swirls Cuttlebug folder for sun, inking, and Stickles added.
  • BIRTHDAY BASH for Ladybug p. 64 cut @ 4 1/2".
  • ELEGANT EDGES for scallop circle Ladybug is holding and for sentiment mat on corner of photo.
  • Fiskar fence punch
  • CREATE A CRITTER for mouse cut @ 2 1/2".
  • TAGS, BAGS, BOXES & MORE for tag at top.
  • Mary's CARDZ TV STAMPS for sentiments. "You're My Main Squeeze" from the Garden Greetings set. "I Love You" from the Ticket Talk set.
Have a relaxing day, everyone.
:) Janis

Sending You Love

Welcome to Day 3 of CARDZ TV STAMPS Ch#6!
To see all of the Design Teams inspiration and to submit your own project for the challenge, CLICK HERE.
To see Mary's CARDZ TV STAMPS and order some for your enjoyment, CLICK HERE.

For Ch#6, ANYTHING GOES!
The challenge will run Friday, February 24th, Saturday 25th and end Sunday 26th.
Mary will be choosing one lucky challenge participant to win their very own stamp set from CARDZ TV STAMPS!

Here's another 4" x 4" card. Today I have a sweet ducky to show you. :)

Project #67 of this year
Start out with 8" x 4" cardstock, and score @ 4". When folded will you have your 4" x 4" card.
 The pink paper is cut @ 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" (Recollections).
The cloud paper is cut @ 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" (My Mind's Eye - Fly A Kite).



This ribbon is from Joann's.
Button from Joann's.
Duck and Umbrella both are from CREATE A CRITTER.
Duck p. 31 cut @ 2 1/2" with Shadow Feature and adhered with foam squares.
Umbrella p. 31 cut @ 1 1/2" with Shadow feature adhered with ATG.
"Sending You Love" sentiment from Mary's CARDZ TV STAMPS "Encouraging Thoughts" set.


Have a fun, creative day everyone!!
Smiles! :) Janis

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Kool Kat

Welcome to Day 2 of CARDZ TV STAMPS Ch#6!
To see all of the Design Teams inspiration and to submit your own project for the challenge, CLICK HERE.
To see Mary's CARDZ TV STAMPS and order some for your enjoyment, CLICK HERE.

For Ch#6, ANYTHING GOES!
The challenge will run Friday, February 24th, Saturday 25th and end Sunday 26th.
Mary will be choosing one lucky challenge participant to win their very own stamp set from CARDZ TV STAMPS!

Here's another 4" x 4" card. Today I have a KOOL KAT to show you. :)

Project #65 of this year
 Start out with 8" x 4" cardstock, and score @ 4". When folded will you have your 4" x 4" card.
 The orange paper is cut @ 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" (Recollections).
The zig zag paper is cut @ 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" (My Mind's Eye - Fly A Kite).



This fun ribbon is from Making Memories "Funky Vintage".
Buttons from Hobby Lobby.
Jewelry Cording from Michaels.


Kool Kat tiger kitty is from CREATE A CRITTER p. 29 cut @ 2 1/2" with Shadow Feature and adhered with 2 layers of foam tape.
KOOL KAT sentiment from Mary's CARDZ TV STAMPS "Here Kitty" set.


Have a fun, creative day everyone!!
Smiles! :) Janis

Friday, February 24, 2012

52 Tags in 2012 - Ch #8 / Week 8



52 Tags Week #8 Challenge:
For Week # 8, Create a tag with Flowers & Frills!

Janis - Pause Dream Enjoy
Project #60 of this year
Janis - Pause Dream Enjoy
Project #60 of this year
First of all, let me say thank you all so much for stopping by my blog today. I love reading the comments I get daily from you. They really make me smile. And a huge thank you to everyone who is playing along in the 52 Tag challenges!!! The tags you guys are making are so inspiring!!! I love reading your tag posts!

Here are all the details on how I made my tag for today. I'm not really a flower and frills kind of girl, so this was a bit of a challenge for me. I love how it turned out though!

CINDY LOO cart used for Tree and Squirrel.

Tree p. 66 cut @ 3 3/4".


Squirrel p. 62 cut @ 1 1/2".


Flowers from Prima.
Brads from Joann's.
Rosette tulle from Amazon (fabric.com). 
Tag base is cut from ELEGANT EDGES "Swirl 2" on page 39 cut @ 4 1/2" using the Oblong and Shadow features.

Background paper from Recollections "All Girl" stack.


I am really enjoying how my mini Tag Book is turning out. This is so much fun!
Smiles :) Janis
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Think Spring!

TO SEE THE 52 TAGS CH# 8, PLEASE SCROLL DOWN OR CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL THE CURRENT TAG CHALLENGES!

Welcome to Day 1 of CARDZ TV STAMPS Ch#6!
To see all of the Design Teams inspiration and to submit your own project for the challenge, CLICK HERE.
To see Mary's CARDZ TV STAMPS and order some for your enjoyment, CLICK HERE.

For Ch#6, ANYTHING GOES!
The challenge will run Friday, February 24th, Saturday 25th and end Sunday 26th.
Mary will be choosing one lucky challenge participant to win their very own stamp set from CARDZ TV STAMPS!

Here's a fun 4" x 4" card.

Project #66 of this year
Start out with 8" x 4" cardstock, and score @ 4". When folded will you have your 4" x 4" card.
 The red paper is cut @ 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" (Recollections).
The kite paper is cut @ 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" (My Mind's Eye - Fly A Kite).



Button from Michaels.

Tree & Sun are both from CREATE A CRITTER.
Sunshine p. 52 cut @ 1 3/4" and with Shadow Feature.
Tree p. 68 cut @ 2 3/4" and with Shadow Feature.
THINK SPRING sentiment from Mary's CARDZ TV STAMPS "Think Spring" set.


Be sure and enter your own project at CARDZ TV for a chance to win one of Mary's awesome CARDZ TV STAMPS! Have a fun, creative day everyone!!
Smiles! :) Janis

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Let's Talk LUCKY

To see my COIN MINI ALBUM posted earlier today, either scroll down or CLICK HERE!

This card was made especially for Jenny's St. Patty's Blog Hop Featuring the Thankful Thursday Design Team. You can check it out by CLICKING HERE.

Project #72 of this year
TALL Card (9" x 8" and scored @ 4" for the fold)
This Tall card will fit perfectly into a #10 Business size envelope.
I used 3 different Cricut carts for this card. Fun!
Background paper is from Walmart's Spring Morning 12"x12" paper stack.
Fancy Shamrocks are from CELEBRATE WITH FLOURISH cut @ 3 1/2".


The 3 Shamrocks off to the right are cut from PAPER DOLL DRESS UP p. 40 cut @ 1" and 2".


The word LUCKY was cut with BIRTHDAY BASH 
on various pages all @ 1 1/2" with Shadow feature.




The "Let's Talk" stamp is from Mary's CARDZ TV STAMPS "Thankful for You" set.


Hop over to Jenny's blog and play along in their fun challenge!
Smiles :) Janis

Coin Envelope Mini Album (this is so cool)

Happy Thursday, everyone! My favorite day of the week. I have another mini album to show you today. This is a kind of mini I've been wanting to make for a while, but have been a little intimidated by it. Well, it wasn't bad at all. I should have given it a try a long time ago.

This idea is in my OUTSTANDING MINI ALBUMS book, but also there is a GREAT tutorial to make it on the internet too. You can find it HERE. The instructions and helpful pictures are outstanding on CRAFTY LIFE AND STYLE. I would not have attempted this kind of mini if I had not found this post.

Here's my Coin Envelope Mini Album with details following the pictures.

Project #63 of this year






My Project Details:
  1. All papers are from the CRATE PAPER SEASON COLLECTION KIT. (shown below)
  2. TAGS, BAGS, BOXES & MORE Cricut cartridge used for coin envelopes & tags. (shown below)
  3. Coin Envelopes p. 113 cut @ 7 1/2" using shift feature. (I  cut out 8 of these, but had room for a few more.)
  4. Tags p. 89 cut @ 3 1/2". (Cut out enough for every coin envelope you use.)
  5. Martha Stewart DOILY LACE punch used on cover. (shown below)
  6. Magnets used to keep mini closed.
  7. Ribbon from Michael's.
  8. Heart Sticker on front also from the same paper kit.
  9. CHIPBOARD: Cut (2) 4" x 2 3/4".
  10. CHIPBOARD: Cut (2) 1" x 2 3/4".
  11. CHIPBOARD: Cut (1) 2" x 2 3/4".
  12. Pattern paper: Cut pattern paper same sizes as shown for chipboard above and adhere to chipboard pieces.
  13. Paper Paper: Cut (1) 2 3/4" x 12".


Not shown in the photos above, I ended up stamping the bottom of every tag with one of Mary's CARDZ TV STAMPS from various sets. Here are the stamps I ended up using:

On the front cover: 
Count Your Blessings from THANKFUL FOR YOU


On the front and back of every tag, these stamps were used:
From ENCOURAGING THOUGHTS: 
God Bless You!
my friend
Smile!
be happy
Bless your heart!


From THANKFUL FOR YOU:
Thankful for you
Count your blessings!


From MAKE A WISH:
It's your day!
Enjoy!
Sweet!


From IT'S A GUY THING:
DUDE


From GOING BUGGY!
BZZZZZZ!
BUGGY!
Ladybug hugs!
Just buzzing by to say hi!
Ants in your pants!
Cute as a BUG!



Be sure and stop by Mary's CARDZ TV STAMPS and check them out! You need to get them for yourself. They are awesome!

Thanks for stopping by today! Smiles! :) Janis

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