Monday, April 30, 2012

Winner of TSQ Blog Hop & Paper Playtime's New Challenge!

First of all..... thank you to everyone who hopped along with us for April's Stamp Release over at The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Castle! I loved reading all of your comments. The winner of the pack of 25 Action Wobbles is......

CathyinMN!!!!  Cathy, please email me your mailing address to craftyjanis at live dot com.


NOTICE TO WINNERS: If you are a prize winner, and you do not claim your prize within one week of winning, the prize will then be awarded to a new winner. Thank you.

AND NOW.......
Welcome to Paper Playtime's Ch# 73 ANYTHING GOES & Blog Hop!  If you've arrived here from Paper Playtime then you are in the right place! Paper Playtime is the very beginning of this hop and where you will enter your ANYTHING GOES project. (Or you can enter your project at the end of this post.)

Paper Playtime's sponsor this challenge / blog hop is our very own Design Team member, Sharon of MeeMee's Creations!


One participant in our challenge who comments on the blogs in the hop will win these lovely Prima Flower packs!!

Here is my ANYTHING GOES project:

Project #178 of this year
Card Details:

  • A2 size card (5 1/2" x 4 1/4")
  • Card base and all papers from DCWV Glam Gal stack
  • MEOW cartridge used for kitty fishing cut @ 4"
  • Journal punch used for sentiment mat
  • Sentiment stamp from the "FUN IN THE SUN" stamp set from Mary's CARDZ TV STAMPS
  • Buttons from Hobby Lobby
  • Fish Pearl from Recollection
DCWV Glam Gal Stack

Journal & Bracket Punch
MEOW Lite Card
Mary's CARDZ TV STAMPS 
Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop is Lynn http://bootsandblingtime.blogspot.com/.
:) Janis

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Day 3 - Queen's Royal Court April Stamp Release!

Welcome back! I hope you guys are enjoying all the fun projects we are making with The Queen's Royal Stamps! Aren't these stamps just magical? I love them!

Welcome to Day 3 of The Scrapbooking Queen's 3 Day Event & Blog Hop introducing April's Stamp Releases!!

You can see all the new stamp sets in THE ROYAL SHOPPE HERE.

You can see the Design Team's creations with the new stamp sets at The Royal Castle HERE.

To start at the beginning of the blog hop, visit THE SCRAPBOOKING QUEEN.

Today we are featuring The Princess Birthday set.


THE SCRAPBOOKING QUEEN will be giving away the featured set for each day of the hop to 1 lucky winner who is a follower of all the blogs on the hop and leaves comments on each blog along the hop each day for this release (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday), and then giving a grand prize of all 3 new sets at the end of the hop!


You should have arrived here from Michele @ Magical Creative Inspiration.

Project #173 of this year
Card Details:

  • A2 size card (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")
  • KATE'S ABCs for Kitty and grass cut p. 53 cut @ 5 1/2".
  • Kitty is cut in DCWV Christmas & Winter Glitter Combo Stack.
  • All solid papers from Recollections
  • Background glittered pattern papers from scraps drawer
  • Flowers from Prima.
  • Rhinestons are Recollections.
  • Grass at bottom punch in 2 different colors using Fiskars Grass punch
  • Background papers cut @ 4" x 5 1/4" and then one was cut at an angle.
  • Kitty face is stamped using Peachy Keen Stamps PK-754 Critter Faces Medium using Staz On Jet Black ink.
  • YOU SPARKLE! stamp from The Queen's "Princess's Birthday" stamp set.

Hop over to The Scrapbooking Queen's blog to see the entire Royal Court's inspirational projects. You can find all the new April Stamp Releases in The Royal Castle Shoppe.



BLOG CANDY!!  I will be picking 1 lucky winner who is one of my FOLLOWERS and leaves a comment each day of the hop to win a pack of 25 Action Wobbles!!  YOU know how much I LOVE Action Wobbles!!  I will post the winner on Monday!


Your next stop is Jillian @ Paper a La Mode.

 Smiles :) Janis

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Day 2 - The Scrapbooking Queen's April Stamp Release Sneak Peak!

If you are looking for Day 1 of the The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Stamp Release Hop & Giveaway, CLICK HERE!

If you are looking for the weekly TAG challenge, CLICK HERE!

Welcome to Day 2 of The Scrapbooking Queen's 3 Day Event & Blog Hop introducing April's Stamp Releases!!

You can see all the new stamp sets in THE ROYAL SHOPPE HERE.

You can see the Design Team's creations with the new stamp sets at The Royal Castle HERE.

To start at the beginning of the blog hop, visit THE SCRAPBOOKING QUEEN.

Today we are showing you projects we created with THE PRINCE'S BIRTHDAY stamp set. 


THE SCRAPBOOKING QUEEN will be giving away the featured set for each day of the hop to 1 lucky winner who is a follower of all the blogs on the hop and leaves comments on each blog along the hop each day for this release (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday), and then giving a grand prize of all 3 new sets at the end of the hop!

You should have arrived here from Michele @ Magical Creative Inspiration.

As you can see, these stamps are very versatile and can be used for more than just boy cards and birthday cards. :) 


Project # 172 of this year
Card Details:

  • A2 size card (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")
  • Solid papers from Recollections. Pattern papers from scraps drawer.
  • KATE'S ABCs used for Water Pitcher Flower Vase p. 69 cut @ 4".
  • Yellow swirl strip at bottom cut @ 4 1/4" x 1/2".
  • Green strip at bottom cut @ 4 1/4" x 1".
  • ELEGANT EDGES used for image matting.
  • "Sending thoughts your way!" from the PRINCE'S BIRTHDAY stamp set.
  • Rhinestones from Recollections from Michael's.

Be sure and stop by THE CASTLE SHOPPE to see all the new stamp releases & other fun products. To see all the Design Team's creations, stop over at The Scrapbooking Queen's Castle!  



BLOG CANDY!!  I will be picking 1 lucky winner who is one of my FOLLOWERS and leaves a comment each day of the hop to win a pack of 25 Action Wobbles!!  YOU know how much I LOVE Action Wobbles!!  I will post the winner on Monday!


Your next stop is Jillian @ Paper a La Mode.

Smiles! 
:) Janis

Friday, April 27, 2012

Staying Cool

If you are looking for The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Stamp Release Hop & Giveaway, CLICK HERE!


Here's a summer card I made this morning for a few challenges:

Project # 184 of this year
  •  A2 size card (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") using Soft Suede cardstock from Stampin Up
  • Buttons & Ribbon from Michael's
  • Popsicle is on an Action Wobble!!
  • Twine & Action Wobble from The Scrapbooking Queen's ROYAL CASTLE SHOPPE
  • Sun face stamp from Peachy Keen's PK-531 Simple Sallies
  • Notebook punch from Fiskar's
  • Staying Cool stamp from Mary's CARDZ TV STAMPS "Fun in the Sun" set
  • DOODLECHARMS for Sun p. 96 cut @ 2 1/2"
  • DOODLECHARMS for Popsicle p. 97 cut @ 3 1/2"
  • Solid papers from Recollections & Stampin Up
  • Pattern background paper from K&Co. Sweet Nectar
The Scrapbooking Queen's ROYAL CASTLE SHOPPE 

The Scrapbooking Queen's ROYAL CASTLE SHOPPE 


Mary's CARDZ TV STAMPS 

http://peachykeenstamps.com/




This is my entry for the following challenges:

Be sure and see other posts that went live today:


If you are looking for the Friday TAG challenge, CLICK HERE.

:) Janis

52 Tags Ch#17


52 Tags Week # 17 Challenge:
For Week #17, Create a tag with a HOUSE image... ANY kind of house: beehive, dog house, tree house, gnome house, fish house, King & Queen house, beach house.... any type of house! 
Then on the back of your tag write out the number of times you've moved in your life.

Project #175 of this year
Janis (that's me!) - 
Pause Dream Enjoy (you are here!)
Front of tag

Back of tag

Additional tag with moving history
Can you believe we've moved 19 times in the last 25 years of marriage? 
We've lived in 4 different states including South Carolina, Georgia, Texas, and Alaska.
And between 2010 and now, we've moved a total of 7 times! WOW!!

I used FRESHLY PICKED for my Gnome and Mushrooms (the gnome's house).
Mushrooms p. 34 cut @ 4".
Gnome p. 35 cut @ 2 3/4".
Peachy Keen face on gnome from PK-531 Simple Sallies Face Assortment.
Twine on button with move list from THE QUEEN'S ROYAL SHOPPE.

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.


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Day 1 of TSQ Royal Stamp Release 3 Day Event!

Welcome to Day 1 of The Scrapbooking Queen's 3 Day Event & Blog Hop introducing April's Stamp Releases!!

You can see all the new stamp sets in THE ROYAL SHOPPE HERE.

You can see the Design Team's creations with the new stamp sets at The Royal Castle HERE.

To start at the beginning of the blog hop, visit THE SCRAPBOOKING QUEEN.

Today, we are introducing you to the Royal Nursery stamp set.


THE SCRAPBOOKING QUEEN will be giving away the featured set for each day of the hop to 1 lucky winner who is a follower of all the blogs on the hop and leaves comments on each blog along the hop each day for this release (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday), and then giving a grand prize of all 3 new sets at the end of the hop!

You should have arrived here from Michele @ Magical Creative Inspiration.

Here's my card I created with this adorable, sweet stamp set.

Project #177 of this year
This adorable little darling is cut from BABY STEPS p.23 cut @ 3 1/2". She's on an ACTION WOBBLE which you can also purchase from THE ROYAL SHOPPE HERE.  She's adorable! When the Action Wobble is going at it she looks like a cartoon running and not getting anywhere. LOL

I used my Journal Punch for the sentiment mat. The stamp set is from THE ROYAL SHOPPE HERE. It's the ROYAL NURSERY SET. So cute!

A2 size card (5 1/2" x 4 1/4"). Papers are all from scrap drawer.


BLOG CANDY!!  I will be picking 1 lucky winner who is one of my FOLLOWERS and leaves a comment each day of the hop to win a pack of 25 Action Wobbles!!  YOU know how much I LOVE Action Wobbles!!  I will post the winner on Monday!

Your next stop is Jillian @ Paper a La Mode.

Thanks for stopping by!
:) Janis

Thursday, April 26, 2012

What Challenge Sites Do You Love?


I love participating in challenges, but don't always get the chance. Do you have a particular challenge site you enjoy? I like challenges that allow me to use my Cricut or stickers to make cards and mini albums. Please leave a comment below with the link to the challenge sites you like! If you already know their rules, feel free to list those too. Let's get challenged and play!!
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Teacher Appreciation

Today starts a brand new challenge over at WOBBLE WEDNESDAY! This challenge we are to make a "Teacher Appreciation" project and include an Action Wobble.

Project #183 of this year

  • A2 size card (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") using Black recollections card base
  • ELEGANT EDGES for "Stamp" mat p. 37 cut @ 3 3/4" with Shadow feature
  • DOODLECHARMS for Bus p. 117 cut @ 2 1/2" and on an ACTION WOBBLE! (Action Wobble from  TSQ Royal Castle Shoppe)
  • DOODLECHARMS for Apple p. 118 cut @ 1 1/2" and adhered with foam tape
  • Buttons from Joann's
  • Twine from TSQ Royal Castle Shoppe
  • Ticket and Thanks so much! from Mary's CARDZ TV STAMPS "Ticket Talk 2" set
  • Papers from Sweet Nectar stack K&Co.
  • I used a brown crayon to color the apple stem, and inked around the apple with Stampin Up Soft Suede ink. I also inked around the ticket with the same ink.

TSQ Royal Castle Shoppe 

TSQ Royal Castle Shoppe

Mary's CARDZ TV STAMPS "Ticket Talk 2" 
I'll be adding this to my friend, Maria's, Inspire Me Fridays!

Smiles :) Janis

Monday, April 23, 2012

Action Wobble Challenge Winner!


Happy Monday! Thank you all so much for playing in my Action Wobble Challenge. My challenge ended yesterday, but you can still play along in the Action Wobble challenge over at Wobble Wednesday's Challenge - they have a new challenge every Wednesday, so you still have time to enter their challenge. CLICK HERE for that.

The winner for my Action Wobble Challenge is DEE @ Dee B's.


Dee, be sure and grab your Winner button above or with the HTML code on my sidebar. :)  Email me your USA snail mail address, and I'll get your Action Wobbles to you right away!

Project #179 Front

Project #179 Back
I'm so tickled over this little prize package I made today. I know, my round stamp on the back is upside down, but hey, it got your attention, so it's doing it's job well! :)

I used Mary's TICKET TALK 2 stamps for the headers. You can see all of Mary's CARDZ TV STAMPS by clicking HERE.  I love both of her Ticket Talk stamp sets. One set has ADMIT ONE on the edge of the ticket and the other set has random ticket numbers on the edge.  I can't wait to use the "Ticket to Ride" stamp on TICKET TALK 2!! I can just imagine using it with County Fair cuts, Motorcycles, cars, airplanes, etc. I just got these stamps over the weekend... they are going to be a HOOT!

Everyone still has time to enter my current TAG challenge. CLICK HERE for that! Or CLICK HERE to see all of the TAG challenges! Challenges are always open until December 31, 2012 for entries, but to be in the drawing for the monthly prize, you must enter before the month is over. Good luck!

:) Janis

Friday, April 20, 2012

Cardz TV Stamps Ch# 8

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This challenge will be open:
Today, Friday, April 20th
Tomorrow, Saturday, April 21st
and
Sunday, April 22nd

Create a card or craft project for any occasion using colors from the rainbow...
PINK
BLUE
GREEN
&
YELLOW
only!
(You can also add small amounts of black & white.)

The winner will receive 1 set of Cardz TV Stamps of their choice! WOW! How can you choose just one? I love ALL of Mary's stamps!!  To see all of the stamps currently available, CLICK HERE.

For my RAINBOW project, I actually attempted to create my first Banner. It wasn't too hard.








Here are all the details:
  • Each part of the banner was created using ELEGANT EDGES "Bunny" Oblong cut with Shadow feature cut @ 4". I also cut the yellow swirl paper again @ 3 3/4".

  • Letters to spell BONNIE were cut from STORY BOOK @ 3" with Shadow feature.

  • Clouds were cut from POOH & FRIENDS @ 1 1/2".

  • Peachy Keen stamps that were used on clouds and sun are from 2 different packs: PK-754 Critter Faces Medium and PK-531 Simple Sallie Face Assortment using Staz On Jet Black Ink.
PK-531 Simple Sallies Face Assortment
PK-754 Critter Faces Medium
  •  The sun was also cut from ELEGANT EDGES @ 1 3/4" p. 59.
  • The sentiment mats were cut from ELEGANT EDGES using the same cut I used for the letters, but much smaller of course. They were cut @ 2" with Shadow feature, then cut again @ 1 3/4 for yellow swirl paper on top.
  • All of the sentiment stamps are from various stamps sets from Mary's CARDZ TV STAMPS:
    • You are my Sunshine, I {heart} U, and You make me Happy are all from the HUGS & KISSES set.
    • You're the Cat's Meow is from the HERE KITTY set.
    • SWEET is from the MAKE A WISH set.
  • I used the "Long Reach Ribbon Stitch" punch I got from Hobby Lobby a couple weeks ago for $7.00. Let me just say that it is worth every penny of that $7.00. You'd be amazed how handy that punch becomes.
  • Pink tulle is from Amazon (I think fabric.com). Love this stuff!
  • Pop rounds for adhering the letters.
  • I tied a bunch of the tulle together to make a large circle, then draped it over the top of the door like a belt. :)
I hope you enjoyed my first attempt at a banner. It was fun to create. Bonnie loves it. So that makes it a good time investment!

Be sure and hop over to CARDZ TV and play along with our challenge. You may win some awesome free stamps of your choice!!
Smiles :) Janis

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