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Thursday, February 28, 2013

You Make My Day!


Hello out there in blogland! I'm on a Create A Critter kick right now, so expect to see several cards using this fun cartridge over the next couple of days. :)

  • A2 size POSTCARD 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Purple mat cut @ 4" x 5" (BoBunny Double Dots - shop The Scrapbooking Queen)
  • Blue mat cut @ 3 3/4" x 5" (Recollections "Bright and Basic")
  • Create A Critter:
    • Clouds p. 55 cut @ 1" (edges inked with Colorbox "Sky Blue")
    • Tree p. 33 cut @ 3 1/2" (edges inked with Tim Holtz Peeled Paint) (BoBunny Double Dots - shop The Scrapbooking Queen)
    • Grass p. 45 cut @ 1 1/2" (edges inked with Tim Holtz Peeled Paint)
    • Raccoon p. 33 cut @ 3" and adhered with foam tape (BoBunny Double Dots - shop The Scrapbooking Queen)
  • Purple Dew Drops (shop The Scrapbooking Queen)
  • White gel pen dots added to eyes
  • Cardz TV Stamps:
    • "Simply Said" set stamped using Memento Tuxedo black ink
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a fun, creative day. :) Janis

Entered:
A Gem of a Challenge - W - #68 Add a Bow  (Sat)
Allsorts - 1E - #195  Animals (Sat)
One Stop Craft - 2E W - #217 For the Kids (Sat)
Totally Gorjuss -  #172 It's Happy- see blog (Sat)
Created With Love - 3E, C10 - Bright and Cheery (Mon)
Use Your Stuff - JFF, use your stash - Summer (Mon)
Tuesday Throwdown -W- #136 You're On My Mind (Thinking of you) (Tues)

Crafts and Me - #122 Dies/Punches (Wed)
Divas by Design - 2E - Anything Goes (Wed)
Paper Shelter Challenge - 3E, SIO - #101 Animal Magic (Wed)


Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Crafty Cardz Ch# 126 "Make A Wish"

We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board Video Tutorial...HERE

Hi, everyone! I have some exciting news for you! 
Mary @ Cardz TV has decided to change one of her challenge types.
Formerly known as Cricut Cardz Challenge (CCC)
will now be officially
CRAFTY CARDZ CHALLENGES (CCC)!
Woo-Hoo!
That means all of you who have
Big Shots
Cut with Cuttlebugs
Cricuts
Cameos
etc,
who like to use
Digis
Stamps,
etc,
Will be able to play and participate in our CARD challenges!! Awesome!
Here is the challenge that starts today:


Crafty Cardz Ch#126 "Make A Wish" 
Make a child's birthday card
Starts: Wed, Feb 27
Ends: Tues, Mar 12 @ Noon EST
Prize: 1 set of Cardz TV Stamps

Here is my project for this challenge:

POSTCARD DETAILS:
  • A2 size POSTCARD 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Matting:
    • Orange 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
    • Green 4" x 5 1/4"
    • Pink pattern 3 3/4" x 5"
    • Green 3 1/2 x 4 3/4"
    • Yellow gingham 3 3/8" x 4 5/8"
  • CREATE A CRITTER 2:
    • Lion p. 36 cut @ 3 1/2"
    • adhered with Action Wobble!
    • Green, lasy googlie eyes
    • Lion sit pad p. 36 cut @ 3 1/2"
  • Everything inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink
  • Clear rhinestones from Recollections
  • Pink fuzzy string is actually some Crochet yarn I have!
  • CARDZ TV STAMPS:
    • "Make A Wish" set used for sentiment and stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink
Action Wobble in Action!
Thanks for stopping by today! :) Janis
Entered:
Love to Create - 3E - String, Twine or Fibers (Mon)
Pretty Little Ribbon - M, 3E, C10 - (Feb) Anything Goes (Mon)
Celebrate the Occasion - 1E - #101 Girls Birthday (must use pink) (Tues)
Creative Card Crew - 2W - #31 Birthday (Week 2) (Tues)
Inky Chicks -2W, E3, cards & altered itemsMothers Day or Birthday (Week 2) (Tues)
Card Makin' Mamas - 2W, 2E, cards only –Birthday (Fri)
Crafty Catz - 1E – Dies and Punches (Fri)

Come play with us!
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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Paper Playtime Design Team Call!


DT CALL!

I am having a Design Team call at one of my challenge blogs, Paper Playtime!! Woo-Hoo!

No previous DT experience is required. 

I encourage new crafters as well as experienced crafters to apply.

Things you may want to know:
  1. You must have an active blog and be a member of Facebook.
  2. You can create with any type of medium... die cuts, SVGs, Cricut, Cameo, Eclipse, Spellbinders, digis, stamping, etc.
  3. Challenges post every other Monday.  DT is split into 2 groups who post every other challenge (about once a month).
  4. DT is required to comment on 1/10th of the projects submitted. 
  5. Challenge themes are given for the entire 2013 year in advance so you can work ahead as much as you'd like.
  6. DT submits their project to the challenge album in our private Facebook group. Deadline for projects to be submitted by DT is NOON EST on Thursdays before the new challenge starts the following Monday.  Late projects will not be added to the scheduled post. 
  7. DT term is for 3 months: April, May, and June. However, once the new DT is announced, you are welcome to go ahead and jump in as a new DT member if that fits your schedule.  DT is given 2 "skips" per term. If your project is late and or missing more than 2 times, we respectfully ask you to step down for the remainder of the DT term and invite you to re-apply during our next DT Call.
If you are interested, please send an email to Janis at 66cricket at gmail dot com.
  • Include your name, email, blog address, YouTube channel (if you have one)
  • Crafting preference (die cuts, spellbinders, stamping, digis, etc.). 
  • Also attach photos and blog links for a few of your favorite projects you've created in the last 6 months that you are very proud of.  
We can't wait to hear from you!!!!!!!!!!!!

:) Janis

Monday, February 25, 2013

10 months to Christmas Blog Hop

We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board Video Tutorial...HERE

Happy Monday! Did you know that today is the 25th? That means only 10 more months until Christmas. Are you counting down yet?  I am so honored to be asked to be a Guest Designer for this month's blog hop my friend, Heather, does each month with our Countdown to Christmas.  The theme for February's hop is to use Red, White and One other color. Now I have to admit. One of the cards I made had an additional color sneak in there and I didn't even realize it until it was time to get this post set up. So please forgive me. I'm the new girl. :)
 Here's my first card:

  • A2 size card 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Background "snow" paper from Recollections "Bright and Basic" 180 stack. 
  • Washi tape used instead of ribbon
  • CRICUT ALPHABET:
    • Present p. 43 cut @ 4"
    • Green present embossed using "Kassie's Brocade" Cuttlebug folder
    • Ribbon embossed using "Swiss Dots" Cuttlebug folder and then inked with Studio G white ink
    • Tag on present from Stampin Up Window Punch and inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink
  • Cardz TV Stamps:
    • "Tiny Tidings" stamp set used for tag sentiment and inked with Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Present adhered with foam tape for dimension
Here's my second card:
  • A2 size card 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Background cloud paper from my friend, Sharon. I have no idea the name of it.
  • I hand cut the bottom for the snowy ground at an angle and inked around the edges with Colorbox Sky Blue ink
  • The snowflakes and village houses are all stickers from the Echo Park "Jolly & Bright" Collection pack. (I love Echo Park and their Collection Packs.)
  • Cardz TV Stamps:
    • "Tiny Tidings" stamp set used for tag sentiment and inked with Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Thanks for stopping by today! I'm last on the hop list, so I really appreciate you hopping all the way through and stopping by and leaving me a comment. Have a fabulous weekend! :) Janis

P.S.  If you want to go back and visit the hop list again, here's the other ladies on the hop with me:

Sunday, February 24, 2013

CraftWork Cards: Lazy Days of Summer


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Hi! It's Janis from Pause Dream Enjoy 
here today to show you a project using the CraftWork Cards CANDI product.



TAG DETAILS:
  • Tag base is 4" x 5 1/2" Kraft cardstock
  • Mats:
    • Blue textured mat cut @ 3 3/4" x 5 1/4"
    • Blue dotted mat cut @ 3 1/2" x 5"
  • STRAIGHT FROM THE NEST:
    • Grass p. 41 cut @ 1.986" (height which makes it 4" wide)
    • Inked around edges with Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink
    • "Tree 1" p. 38 cut @ 3 1/2" with shadow and inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Peeled Paint distress ink
  • Fibers from stash
  • CARDZ TV STAMPS:
    • "Fun in the Sun" stamp set used for sentiment and stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
    • Edges inked with Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink
  • CANDI "School Days" used in tree
Thanks for stopping by today! :) Janis



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Entered:

Addicted to CAS 2W, 3E, 5C  must be clean and simple - #7 (W1 of 2) Masculine (Sat)
Less Is More - C5, must be CAS - #108  Paper Piercing (Sat)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (optional: Photo Inspiration* Pile It On)  (Sun)
Deep Ocean Challenge - 2W - #45 Letter B (Tues) (Burlap, brown, blue)
Ruby's Rainbow - 2W, JFF, C10 -#48 In the Garden (Wed) (I love tree gardens!)
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - 2E, C8 -Tag or tag on your card (Thurs)
Brown Sugar – E2 - Fruit / Vegetable (Fri) (does an apple tree count as fruit?)

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Home is where the heart is...

We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board Video Tutorial...HERE

Happy Saturday! What are you doing this weekend? We will hopefully be outside a lot if the weather is pretty.

Here's a card I made... Clean and Simple.... using a BUGABOO image and Elegant Edges for the Scallop Circle.





  • Cuttlebug dots folder used to emboss the Kraft background (I don't know the name of the folder).
  • Black Gingham Ribbon and Red Gingham Ribbon used together
  • BUGABOO image colored with BIC markers. The hearts coming out of the chimney were too small to color, so I just dotted red by each one. I think that worked out okay. Gave them some color instead of just being solid black.
  • ELEGANT EDGES p. 23 "Scallop 1" cut @ 2" for matting the Bugaboo image. I used my Stampin' Up round template to pencil trace around the image, then cut it out by hand. One day I'll get some large circle punches and some scallop ones too. One day.
  • The circle image was adhered with foam tape for dimension.
That's it! Very simple. The card is actually black. Not sure if you can see that with my black background. I thought I'd give this to our son when he gets home. (He's getting transferred from Ft. Irwin in California to Ft. Jackson here in Columbia, South Carolina next month!!!!)

Thanks for stopping by today. Enjoy your weekend! :) Janis

Entered:
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet - must include Kraft cardstock - White on Kraft (Mon)
Cute Card Thursday - C5 - #257 Simplify - clean and simple (Thurs)

Friday, February 22, 2013

Envelope Punch Board Video Tutorial

We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board Video Tutorial... HERE
Cut It Up Ch# 13 "Pinterest Inspired"... HERE
Cardz TV Ch# 25 "Luck of the Irish"... HERE

A couple of friends have asked me to do a video tutorial on the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board. Here you go!  



You can purchase this from 
Theresa, The Scrapbooking Queen's Facebook Group store... HERE

Thanks for stopping by! :) Janis

Cut It Up Ch# 13 "Pinterest Inspired"

We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board Video Tutorial... HERE
Cut It Up Ch# 13 "Pinterest Inspired"... HERE
Cardz TV Ch# 25 "Luck of the Irish"... HERE

Cut It Up Ch#13
"Pinterest Inspired"
Create a paper project that was inspired by something you saw on Pinterest  If you do not have a Pinterest account, feel free to get inspiration from a fellow crafter. Very Important: Give CREDIT to the ORIGINAL SOURCE in your blog post!!! A link to their project is fine. Must also include a DIE CUT.
Challenge ends March 6th @ NOON EST.
Prize sponsored by Cut It Up:



Here is my PINTEREST INSPIRATION for this challenge:



The above was found HERE.
I did a search on Pinterest for "Cricut A Child's Year Projects."
There are tons of projects for this cartridge on Pinterest that are just awesome. It was really hard to choose just one to use for my inspiration for today's challenge. But the lace, ribbon, bows, and rhinestones on this one had me hooked.

Here is my postcard using the above project for inspiration:

POSTCARD DETAILS:
  • POSTCARD 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Mats:
    • Black mat cut @ 4" x 5 1/4"
    • Pink mat (from Echo Park's Graceful Girl collection kit) cut @ 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
    • All papers with rounded corners using Fiskar's squeeze corner rounder punch
  • Black border created with Martha Stewart border punch. I don't know the name of it, and it's not printed or engraved on the punch.
  • Ivory lace (love this stuff) from stash
  • Pink self-adhesive lace from Recollections
  • Flowers are Recollections Signature Special, layered and set together using a silver Recollections brad. Adhered to postcard with glue dots.
  • A CHILD'S YEAR:
    • Tooth Fairy p. 71 cut @ 4" and adhered to card using foam squares for dimension
    • Rhinestones added to fairy's back at wings
    • Stickles Silver used to enhance wand's star
  • CARDZ TV STAMPS:
    • "Make A Wish" stamp set used for sentiment and stamped using Memento Tuxedo black ink
I thought this challenge was going to be hard, but instead I was inspired by so many projects, I had to narrow them down and finally just choose one to use as my inspiration. I hope you guys will join us in the challenge. It's so fun!  :) Janis
Entered:
Dream Valley Challenges - 2W, 3E - (1st week) Ribbon and Bling (ends 2nd March)  (Sun)
Scrappy Frogs - M - (Feb) Red and/or Pink (ends 2nd March)  (Sun)
Craft Your Passion - E3 #150 All that glitters (Mon)
Love to Create 3E #53 All that glitters (Mon)
The Crazy Challenge - 2W, 4E - #139 Use Pink and Gems (Mon)
City Crafter Challenge -#147 All that Glitters (Tues)
Inky Chicks -2W, E3, cards & altered items- #4 Birthday (Tues)
Crafting for all Seasons - 2W, 3E - #46 Dies and Punches (Wed) (fairy die and border punch)
Alphabet Challenge - 2W, 1E, JFF - A is for Anything with Wings (Fri)
Simply Create Too - 2W - Mother's Day or for a female (Fri)

Cardz TV Ch#25 "Luck of the Irish"

We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board Video Tutorial... HERE
Cardz TV Ch# 25 "Luck of the Irish"... HERE
Cut It Up Ch# 13 "Pinterest Inspired"... HERE

Cardz TV Ch# 25 "Luck of the Irish"
Make a card, layout or craft project using stamped, digital, or electronically cut Shamrocks or Leprechauns.
Starts: Fri, Feb 22
Ends: Thurs, Mar 7 @ Noon EST
Prize: 1 set of Cardz TV Stamps 

Here is my project for this challenge:



My little guy without the mustache above and with the mustache below. I have to say, "I Love this Mustache punch!"

Here are all the details:

  • ELEGANT EDGES:
    • "Stamp" cut for tag base p. 37 cut @ 5" with shadow
  • Brown cardstock from Echo Park This & That Graceful Girl Collection pack cut @ 4 1/8" x 3 1/4"
  • Words cardstock from "Doodle Deux" 6x6 paper stack from Hobby Lobby store cut @ 3 7/8" x 2 3/4"
  • Flowers from Recollections Signature attached together with Brad also from Recollections
  • American Crafts Premium Ribbon for fuzzy strings in brown and red orange
  • Hobby Lobby's The Paper Studio MUSTACHE punch 2" (LOVE - makes me giggle every time)
  • Green lashed googlie eyes from Hobby Lobby
  • TEDDY BEAR PARADE:
    • Leprachaun CUT @ 3 1/2"
  • CARDZ TV STAMPS "Fun and Games" set for sentiment stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink used on some edges
Thanks for stopping by today! :) Janis

Entered:

Catch The Bug - 3E, SIO - Bingo* (Sat) (paper piecing, shaped card, player's choice)
Here Come the Boys - 2W, 3E, cards only, must be masculine - (2nd week) Lots of Layerss (ends 1st March) (Sun)
Craft Room Challenge - 2W, 3E -  something for a man (Tues)
Top Tip Tuesday - 2W, 3E -tag on creation or make a tag (Tues)
Crafting By Design - Anything Goes (Wed)
Penny's Paper-Crafty - 3E - #115 Anything Goes (Wed)
Stampavie and More -2W,  JFF - #187 Lots of Layers (Wed)
Little Red Wagon - #173 Totally Teddies (Wed)
Paper Crafting Journey - 2W Bingo (Thurs) (brads, ribbon / twine, flowers)

Come play with us!

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