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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Wet (Heat) Embossing using Stampin' Up & Cardz TV Stamps

Hello! Here's a short video demonstrating Wet (Heat) Embossing using Stampin' Up "Serene Silhouettes" set and Cardz TV Stamps "Simply Said." Enjoy!



Cardz TV Stamps - Simply Said
Stampin' Up - Serene Silhouettes


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Entered:
One Stop Craft - 2E W - #226 buttons and bows (Sat)
Addicted to Stamps Challenge -2W, Must use stamp- Beautiful Button(ends 11th May)  (Sun)
Pile It On April Showers bring May Flowers  (Sun)
Sunday Stamper - JFF Blue  (Sun)
Make it Monday - W - always Anything Goes #138 and be sure to comment and mention MIM (Mon)
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - W, JFF  #149 BINGO(Mon) (blue, bows, flowers)
Celebrate the Occasion W1E -  #110 Anything Goes (Tues)
Crafty Sentiments W, 1E, SIO -   Things that start with the Letter B (Tues) (black, buttons, bow, blue)
LEJ Designs WSIO -  #51 Anything Goes (Tues)
Party Time Tuesdays W3E (2E anything goes wk) -  #118 Anything Goes (Tues)


Monday, April 29, 2013

You Make Me Smile, Butterfly

One more project before I turn off the craft room light for the day.



I watched this video and made this card tonight.



Stampin' Up - Swallotail #129216 and Summer Silhouettes #126447
Eembossed with Recollections Black after stamping image with Versamark
Heated with Marvy Heat Tool
Inked with Stampin' Up inks:
Tempting Turquoise
Positively Pink
More Mustard
Background inked with Green Garden (double stamping for faded look)
Cardz TV Stamps - "Good Friends" stamp set inked with Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Yes, I got some yellow ink outside the lines, 
but let's just chalk that up to artistic impression, shall we?  :)

Don't forget that the challenge theme for Paper Playtime right now is 
EMBOSSING - Wet or Dry. Come play with us!

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Entered:
Amusing Challenges - 2E, No Digi - Anything Goes  (Sun)
Dream Valley Challenges - 2W, 3E - (2nd week) Things with Wings (ends 4th May)  (Sun)
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - 3E, 2W, no digi allowed - (2nd week) Sentimental(ends 4th May)  (Sun)
One Stitch At A Time - SIO - Cards for a Mom  (Sun)
Cards in Envy - 2W, Cards no thicker than 1/4" -  Things with Wings (Mon)
The Perfect Sentiment - must have sentiment on front -#76 mother's day (Wed)
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge - 3E –  #108 (W1 of 2) Mother's Day (Thurs)
Bloggers - JFF – Black, White & a Splash of Color (Fri)
Broken Box Stock – 2W, 3E, SIO  – Week 1 - #25 Mother's Day (Fri)


Tri-Shutter Card: THANKS!

Short video showing the Cameo version of a Tri-shutter card. Please be on the look out for Mary's videos because she is going to be doing a tutorial on how to make this card with the Cameo! 






To see my Bestie, Mary, (Cardz TV) 
show you how to make this tri-shutter card 
with your trimmer, click her video links below:

Spellbinders - Oval for Thanks speech bubble
Cardz TV Stamps - Think Spring stamp set
TSQ's Royal Castle Shoppe on FBStampin' Up
 - Buttons, rhinestones
Lettering Delights - "Elephant in the Room" SVG cut set
Close To My Heart - cardstock, inks, Artiste Stamp Collection
Silhouette Online Store - Tri-Shutter card base and papers to fit folds, banner, photo corners
Stampin' Up - Modern Label Punch

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What's Up Doc? ...PDE & PPT Ch#9

Both of my challenge blogs start brand new challenges today with some awesome prizes to be won! 


Pause Dream Enjoy (PDE) Ch# 9 Outdoor Critters
Begins: Monday, Apr 29
Ends: Sunday, May 12
Prize MFPS "Tweet That"
(must have a USA address)




Paper Playtime (PPT) Ch#9 Emboss (dry or wet)
Begins: Monday, Apr 29
Ends: Sunday, May 12
Prize sponsored by TSQ Royal Castle Shoppe
"The Royal Garden" stamp set
(must have a USA address)

I made one project for both of these challenges. The card cut is from the Silhouette Online Store using one of Lori Whitlocks' designs - her Center Step Card.



The Cameo was able to do everything for this card with ease. The cut file came with the card cut, the panel decorative paper cuts sized to fit, and the center frame with shadow cuts.
  • Cameo project
  • Print and Cut feature used for Peter Rabbit (I love Peter Rabbit!)
  • Peter Rabbit is popped up on two thicknesses of foam tape for dimension
  • Frame for Peter Rabbit is embossed with a folder my friend, Lynn, sent me for the Cuttlebug
  • Green pattern papers from Ki "Fancy Free" paper pad
  • Green pattern papers inked around the edges using Close To My Heart "Topiary" ink. The sentiment label and embossed frame is also inked with "Topiary."
  • Cardz TV Stamps "Easter Punnies" for sentiment stamp
  • Card base uses BoBunny "Natural Necessities" burnt orange
  • Frame shadow and sentiment both inked with Close to My Heart "Sunset" ink.
  • Stampin' Up "Modern Label" punch used for sentiment and layering.
I thought about adding some flowers or buttons but decided I liked the look of this card just like it is.  Thanks for stopping by today, guys! I hope you'll have time to go enter my challenges. Good luck on the prize drawings! :) Janis

Shop Cardz TV Stamps... HERE
Shop Stampin' Up with Raven... HERE
Shop Close to My Heart with Lucy... HERE
Shop TSQ FB store... HERE

Entered:

A Gem of a Challenge - W - #77 lots of green or recycle (Sat)
Challenges 4 Everybody - 2W, 3C - Always Anything Goes  (Sun)
Cutie Pie Challenge - 2W - #43 Lots of Layers (Mon)
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge - SIO - #255 fabulous folds (Wed)

Sunday, April 28, 2013

You're The Man! CTVS Blog Hop

You're the Man CTVS Blog Hop... HERE
Felicity's Be a Blessing Blog Hop... HERE
Tons of Love Get Well Card... HERE

Welcome to the SUNDAY Team for the "You're the Man!" Cardz TV Stamps Blog Hop! Start at Cardz TV

You should have arrived here from: Mary @ Cardz TV

Your next stop is: Elaine @ Expressions By Elaine!

But before you hop over to the next stop, let me show you my project for today's hop using Cardz TV Stamps "You're The Man" stamp set! (This is a really FUN set!)


  • Tall Card 9" x 8" scored and folded at 4"
  • Black mat cut @ 8 7/8" x 3 7/8"
  • Each strip of pattern paper cut @ 8 3/4" x 3 3/4"
  • Pattern paper strips from My Mind's Eye "Complete Boy" stack
  • Car and smoke (or dirt tracks) images both from CTMH "Fast and Furious" set
  • Car inked with CTMH Cranberry
  • Smoke (or dirt tracks) inked with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Sentiment stamps inked with CTMH Pacifica
  • Edges of image strip inked with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress ink
  • Cardz TV Stamps "You're The Man" stamp set!
I kept this card very simple with no embellishments, but love how it turned out!

Thanks for stopping by today! Don't forget to start at Cardz TV.

Here's all of hop stops for the SUNDAY Hop:
1. Mary - http://www.cardztv.blogspot.com/
2. Janis - http://www.pausedreamenjoy.blogspot.com/ (You are HERE!)
3. Elaine - http://www.expressionsbyelaine.blogspot.com/
4. Laura - http://www.queenscardcastle.blogspot.com/
5. Jo - http://www.jwscrapshack.blogspot.com/
6. Sarah - http://sarahvaitstamps.blogspot.com/
7. Michelle - http://www.mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com/
8. Shelly - http://www.cardsbyshelly.blogspot.com/
9. Candice - http://www.candiedcards.typepad.com/
10. Susan - http://www.itsmesusanp.blogspot.com/
11. Cathy - http://mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com/
12. DeNetra - http://essentiallyyourswithdenetra.blogspot.com/
13. Barbara http://www.spotofsanity.blogspot.com/
14. Dana - http://www.iwycd.blogspot.com/
15. Melissa - http://www.melissa-moecreations.blogspot.com/

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Sending You TONS of Love


You're the Man CTVS Blog Hop... HERE
Felicity's Be a Blessing Blog Hop... HERE
Tons of Love Get Well Card... HERE

Our daughter, Kati, had all four of her wisdom teeth removed last Friday. Poor darlin'. Bonnie and I picked her up in the morning and took her to her appointment and then stayed with her at her house the rest of the day until her boyfriend got off work and could come over and sit with her. I wanted to make my sweetie a get well card. For some reason I wanted to use an elephant and a tooth. Yes, that's how my mind works. :)


  • Kraft card base 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Black mat 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
  • Polka Dot Mat 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Black strips for chevron mats are 1 1/8" x 4 1/8" and 1 1/8" x  2 1/8"
  • Chevron mats are 1" x 4" and 1" x 2" (because she is really diggin' chevron anything right now)
  • Grass and Fence both from the Silhouette store cut and trimmed to fit 4" wide
  • Elephant (I LOVE HIM!) from Lettering Delights "An Elephant in the Room" SVG set cut @ 2" high with shadow
  • Googlie eyes!
  • Sentiment matting is from Spellbinders "Gourmet Tags"
  • Sentiment Tag inked around the edges with Stampin' Up "Tempting Turquoise"
  • Brads for sentiment from Recollections
  • Cardz TV Stamps "Critter Captions" for sentiment inked with Memento Tuxedo Black ink  


  • Inside Black mat for polka dots cut @ 2 1/8" x 5 1/4"
  • Polka dots mat cut @ 2" x 5 1/8"
  • Black mat for chevron cut @ 2 3/4" x 1 1/8"
  • Chevron cut @ 2 5/8" x 1"
  • TOOTH from Miss Kate Cuttables cut @ 2 1/2" high



Kraft and Black cardstock both from Walmart
Polka Dots and Chevron papers both from 6x6 Echo Park "Sweet Girl" pad
Cardz TV Stamps - "Critter Captions"
Stampin' Up - "Tempting Turquoise ink
Lettering Delights - Elephant from "Elephant in the Room" set
Miss Kate Cuttables - Tooth
Silhouette Online Store - Fence and grass cuts

I know this will make her feel better. She loves getting cards in the mail and usually puts them on her frig. Thanks for stopping by today!  :) Janis


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Entered:

My Time to Craft - W - #219 using kraft (Sat)
Charisma Cardz - 3E, C10 - #16 Polkadots (Thurs)

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Felicity's Be A Blessing Blog Hop

You're the Man CTVS Blog Hop... HERE
Felicity's Be a Blessing Blog Hop... HERE
Tons of Love Get Well Card... HERE

Felicity's Be A Blessing Blog Hop!!
Isn't she just a cutie?!
Welcome to our Felicity's Be A Blessing Blog Hop!

You should have arrived from: 
Lisa @ Bit By The Cricut Bug
If not, start at the beginning at:
Shawnee @ Blessed on the Bright Side

I've got BLOG CANDY at the end of this post and a list of the entire blog hop line up in case any of you guys get lost along the way. So be sure to check it out!

Today we are celebrating a very special little girl's first birthday. She has had a difficult fight this past year and we felt what better way to celebrate her life than have a blog hop! 
Felicity has touched many lives even though she is not even one yet. Every day she makes therapists, doctors, and even her family smile. 

This is the BLOG CANDY that 
Shawnee (the beginning of this hop) is offering.
(See my blog candy at the end of this post.)
One paper pack and April Showers Cricut Cartridge. 

There are two ways to earn blog candy
1. Leave a comment on each blog
2. Go back to Shawnee's blog hop post and post how you blessed someone else with a link.
3. Tweet/Facebook about the blog hop

Our blog hop today is all about being a blessing to someone or showing appreciation to someone who has been a blessing to us.

Here is my Mama and Daddy on April 10th of this year on Mama's 72nd birthday.


My project for this hop is a Scripture card I made for my Mama who turned 72 years old this month.  She is so encouraging to me always ooooo-ing and ahhhh-ing over things I create. And not just me either. She has also framed pictures, drawings, paintings, cross-stitch and needlepoint others have given her too. Take a look at some of the things she has framed and displayed from creations people have given her....


The above drawing is a picture our daughter, Kati, drew for Mama.



 The above table displays one of the very first cards I ever made in 2009 using my brand new Cricut Expression and one of the Solution cartridges that came with it.


The above is one of the paintings I created. I have a whole stack of them, and she asked if she could have one. I was totally surprised when she had it framed and put on her wall.

Mama is very good to me, and to all of us. She is also supportive and encouraging. She is such a blessing.

So today I decided to show you a card I made for her. She loves butterflies so I added a 3D one to the card popped up on foam tape. I had to use some blue and purple in the stamping background since they are my favorite colors. The inspiration for this card came from a post by THE STAMPERS CHEF.


  • Card base is white cardstock from Office Depot 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Black image matting 2 1/8" x 5 3/8"
  • Image background created by sponging different inks for the background then stamping the image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on top of the background sponged ink.
  • Background colors are all Close To My Heart Inks (from bottom to top): Pear, Lagoon, Gypsy, and Honey
  • Flower image is from Stampin' Up "Serene Silhouettes"
  • Cardz TV Stamps "Rejoice" used for Scripture stamp inked with Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • 3D butterfly from Recollections adhered with foam tape
Who wants some BLOG CANDY?!

MY CRAFT SPOT is sponsoring my blog for this hop today!

My Craft Spot
One Lucky Winner will receive their choice of 
1 Metal Die Set or 1 Stamp Set
(must have USA address)

To be in the drawing for this ROCKIN' blog candy, all you have to do is...
  1. Be a BLOGLOVIN' Follower of my blog (I'll get an email notification when you follow)
  2. LIKE my Facebook page
  3. Leave me a comment on this post
That's easy peasy lemon squeezy!

I will announce the winner in the WINNERS page tab at the top of my blog on Monday, April 29th. The winner must have a USA address, and must contact me within one week or the prize will go back in the pot for another give-away.

You're Next Stop Is:  Amanda

Thanks for stopping by today! :) Janis

Here's the entire blog hop line up:

4. Janis http://pausedreamenjoy.blogspot.com/ - YOU ARE HERE

Entered:
Pumpkin spice - W - #17 nature (Sat)
Sweet Stampin - 2E, must Stamp - anything but birthday (Sat)
Loves Rubber Stamps - #49 The Great Outdoors (Tues)
{Pin}spirational W - Photo Inspiration (must be a follower to win) #54 (Tues)
Tuesday Throwdown W- #144 Make your own background (Tues)
DRS Designs - 1E, SIO, W - #67 Pastels (Thurs)
Crafty Catz - 1E – The Colour Purple (Fri)
Creative Corner - #16 - Clean & Simple
Docerela Creations-2W. 1E, Must Stamp, SIO - Week 2 - Flowers (Fri)
Inspire Me Fridays– Hosted on New Blog - #100 (Fri)
Stampin With The Dragon - 2W, SIO – Week 1 - Spring Has Sprung (Fri)
Wags 'n Whiskers - 2W, SIO - Week 2 - May Flowers (Fri)