Sunday, July 31, 2016

Miss Kate Cuttables Design Team Posting Day

Hi, everyone!

I'm so excited to share my Miss Kate Cuttables project with you!
But FIRST I want to make sure you go grab the FREEBIE of the day.


Miss Kate Cuttables Files Used


My Project



Both of the Miss Kate Cuttables designs were created using the "print and cut" feature.
Find the Baby Cow here
Find the Summer Borders here
I love that Miss Kate includes the SVG cutting files along with PNG and JPG images for every file in the store! This gives us so many options!

Other supplies used:
Circle punch
Scallop Circle punch
Sentiment punch
Jaded Blossom, Hello Hello stamp set for sentiment
Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink on edges of sentiment punch shape
Foam tape to adhere baby cow to card
American Crafts, Heartland Farm, 6x6 paper pad


Submitted

Head on over to the Miss Kate Cuttables Facebook Group and share the projects you are making with her incredible files. We love to be inspired by your creations!

Enjoy the rest of your day.



Saturday, July 30, 2016

Donut Tag

Happy Sunday to you. I can hardly believe it's already the last day of July. This summer is flying by!

Today's Tag


My Favorite Things, Zig Zag Stitched dies
Some papers from BoBunny #ForeverYoung collection

Miss Kate Cuttables (MKC), Donut Title, print and cut and matted with shadow layer

MKC Donut on plate, die cut and paper pieced 

DLArt for beautiful ribbon
I stapled the ribbon between the tag and mat so you couldn't see the staples on the front of the tag.
Mini Stapler at my Close To My Heart store (come shop with me!)


Submitted


Enjoy the rest of your day.
:) Janis
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Friday, July 29, 2016

Precious Raccoon

Hi, everyone!

Today's Animal Card


Raccoon, print and cut, Miss Kate Cuttables
Foam tape to adhere Raccoon 
Mini Banner Punch
Tiny buttons
Coral & Navy Stack, DCWV 12x12
Kraft card base



Enjoy the rest of your day.
:) Janis
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PDE Linky Party Design Team Call



Hi, everyone! We are now having a Design Team Call! Yay!

We are a weekly themed challenge blog that goes live 
every Friday at 12:00am Eastern Time.

Design Team Requirements


***Weekly projects submitted by the team

***Design Team Term is August through December
(I know August is only a weekend away, so the new team can start right away or you can choose which Friday in August would be best for you to start. I'm easy like that. LOL)

***DT will share the commenting weekly 
(You will be assigned a commenting number.)

***We have no sponsors and no prizes
(Therefore the Design Team is free to use any product from your favorite companies 
to complete your projects.)

***You can create any type of paper project 

***You must have an active blog and take good photos of your projects

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If all of this sounds agreeable and doable for you, send an email to Janis (that's me) at
66cricket{at}gmail{dot}com. 

Be sure to include:

Your name
Facebook link (so I can friend request you)
Your blog name and link (so I can check out your crafting style and posting frequency

If we are already friends on Facebook, 
I'd prefer you to private message me instead of sending an email. :)

I'm excited!!

Can't wait to hear from you!!

:) Janis
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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Ch# 131 Christmas in July

Happy Friday, everyone!
Today starts a brand new challenge theme at my PDE Linky Party blog!
(Pause Dream Enjoy ... PDE Linky Party.... Get it?)

PDE Linky Party Theme

Ch# 131 Christmas in July



My PDE Linky Party Project


Isn't this just darling?
Sil ID# 106063 Santa Claus Clothes Card (say that 3 times fast)
Pink & Main Stamps, Christmas Quotes
Close To My Heart, Pomegranate ink (love this color!)



:) Janis
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

If You Give a Crafter a Cookie #49

The new Challenge at If You Give a Crafter a Cookie is this cookie photo....



Our sponsor for this challenge... 


My Design Team Project


For my project, I was inspired by the blue and yellow and those cute bowtie cookies. So I was sure to include a little bow on the deer.

DCWV The Blue Citrus Stack
CTMH cardstock
My Favorite Things, stitched circle dies
Miss Kate Cuttables Girl Deer cut file
Foam Tape to adhere deer



Link up your projects inspired by the cookie photo at

If You Give a Crafter a Cookie!


Submitted

Creative Knockouts - anything goes



Enjoy the rest of your day.
:) Janis
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Scrappy Mini Album

Hi, everyone! Thank you for visiting with me today. 
I'm tickled to show you the mini I created last week. 

WARNING

Picture Heavy


I used a Lori Whitlock Layered Mini Album file for my mini base.
Each of the layered pages were cut 4 times.
Twice in various pattern papers and twice in kraft cardstock.
Since I used DCWV My Sunshine Stack (love), the backs of those pages were solid white. I adhered each pattern paper to a kraft cardstock piece. This made the pages very sturdy, but also eliminated the whites on the back of the pattern pages. Not that there is anything wrong with white, but I wanted an overall kraft cardstock look to my mini. It went along with other elements I used that I'm about to tell you about.

Hello was die cut with my Silhouette using the ZP Rough & Tumble font from the Silhouette online store.

Jute for binding.



Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink for edging all the pages.
My Mind's Eye sticker packs for word stickers throughout mini.


Stars on BINGO cards page from Mrs. Grossman's.


You will also see some kraft library pockets throughout the mini interspersed among the layered mini pages. These are from a kit I purchased a couple of years ago. I think it's a SNAP collection.


Inside each library pocket I stuck in various Project Life cards. I had to trim the PL cards a little for them to fit in the pockets, but no real damage was done to the overall feel of the cards or messages that may have been printed on them. Photos can be added to these cards or journaling.



Miss Kate Cuttables, Smile Bundle used throughout with print and cuts.











Thanks for taking the time to read all the info and look at all the pages. I considered not posting every single page, but decided to do it because I know if I was visiting your blog and you were posting a mini album, I'd want to see everything inside it.

Submitted





Enjoy the rest of your day.
:) Janis
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Flower Themed Pocket Letter

I saw a GREAT challenge over at USE YOUR STUFF wanting us to use our floral papers. You know you have some in your stash. Pull it out and create and link up!

I decided to try a Pocket Letter. This is probably just my 3rd one I've ever done. I'm no expert, but it's fun to switch it up and try new things some times.


Flower pattern paper, DCWV Solstice Stack
Stitched Grass Dies, My Creative Time
Bingo Cards and Flower Seed pack from a 6x6 paper pad cut-apart
A couple of print and cuts from Cricut and Silhouette Store
Various other elements added and goodies stuffed in the back of the pockets.
Now..... who am I going to send this to?
Interested? Private message me on Facebook. You may see this arrive in your Happy Mailbox. :)

Submitted

Enjoy the rest of your day.
:) Janis
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Monday, July 25, 2016

Sunny Days Ahead

Hi, everyone! Thanks for stopping by to see what I've been up to lately. I love reading all your comments!

Today's Tag



I went through some of my scraps last week and ran them through the Big Shot with some Metal Dies to sort of downsize the beast and have a stash of easy to grab mats and tag bases. I love doing this. Makes it look like I have actual craft supplies at the ready instead of an overflowing scrap mess in my drawer or box. 

These were all die cut using My Favorite Things stitched dies.


I grabbed one of these to use for today's tag!


Miss Kate Cuttables (MKC), So Stinkin' Cute (sun and grass layers - die cut and paper pieced)
I did stretch the grass some in the silhouette software. Also, I added a rectangle and welded that to the darker grass in the background to make it taller.


MKC, Apple Tree (print and cut)



My Favorite Things, Zig Zag stitched rectangle die
Green layer added for matting tag
Ribbon stapled between tag and matting layer so that you can't see the staples on the front of the tag.
Mini Stapler from Close To My Heart (find it in my shop here)


:) Janis
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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Summer Sailing

Hi, everyone!

Today's Sketch Card


My Favorite Things, Zig Zag Stitched Dies



Miss Kate Cuttables, Sailboat
Foam tape to adhere sailboat image


Jaded Blossom, Happy Summer stamp set
Close To My Heart, Sapphire ink
Doodlebug Design, 6x6 paper pad, Anchors Aweigh


Tuesday Morning Sketches, Sketch #361



Submitted


Cut It Up - Red, White, and Blue
Simply Papercraft - anything goes


Enjoy the rest of your day.
:) Janis
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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Washi Storage

Hi, everyone!

I don't have a lot of washi tape, but what I do have is here and there and in that box, on that shelf.... So unorganized. I hate being unorganized.  Say hello to my new washi tray.


This is way more fancy than I need for washi organization, but it's pretty. I like pretty. :)

Sil ID# 47683, 3D Ribbon & Washi Tape Storage Tray
Kraft cardstock for insert part of tray
DCWV Honey Chic stack for pattern paper part of tray (and it glitters)



I am in real need of washi. I don't use it often because I forget I have it. But then when I want to use it, it doesn't match. Obviously I like pink and purple. Where are my turquoise, greens, and yellows? Hello. Maybe I should do a swap with someone to increase my color and pattern options. :)

If you don't follow me on Facebook, (and why is that?), here's a photo collage of me and all our girls using the same Snapchat filter. Keri, my oldest daughter, was playing with collages last week. Just wanted to share with you. We have the prettiest girls. Just sayin'. 



Enjoy the rest of your day.
:) Janis
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