Friday, June 23, 2017

Pinwheel Mania

Pause Dream Enjoy Linky Party 

#178 Anything but a Card

Optional Theme: Planner Pages

My Design Team Project

This was a really fun, and easy project to make!
I used my We R Memory Keepers Pinwheel punch board and the YouTube tutorial HERE
I have straws especially for my pinwheels, but instead I used some of Bonnie's neon straws. It was more fun for her to help me using her own straws.
Pinwheels measure
8", 7", 6", 5", 4", and 3"
Gold brads were used to adhere them to the straws
Crop-a-dile to punch holes in the straws for the brads
Colorbok Signature double-sided papers, Garden Variety (love)

Here's a close-up of the pinwheels...


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Happy Day Stamping Blog

Here are some projects that have been posted over at my Happy Day Stamping blog this month. I'd LOVE you to swing by and become one of my first followers there!

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Paper Play Sketches #45 with My Besties Image

This week's Sketch

My Design Team Project

For my card, I decided the sections of the circle I cut off to match the sketch, 
were then used to fill in the other circle sections on the sketch. :) 
No waste!

My Favorite Things, Die-Namics stitched circle dies
Close To My Heart, Thistle ink
Anna Griffin, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Modern Vines
Doodlebug Design, Sprinkles

Be sure to come by and submit your project

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Delightful Wednesdays - Cupcake Josie

Hi, everyone! It's time for Delightful Wednesdays at Digital Delights by Louby Loo!  Christine and I (Janis) rotate posting every other Wednesday a project based on the theme we came up with for the current month.

June's Theme: Birthday

Thanks so much for coming by today.
Enjoy the rest of your week,
and don't forget to check out all these great links!

Cardz 4 Guyz Ch# 172 Stars

Cardz 4 Guyz
Ch# 172 Stars
My Design Team Project

Stampin' Up supplies:
Tag Punch and Triple Punch
Inks: Crushed Curry, Tangelo Twist, and Tempting Turquoise
Simply Stars

Perfect Pennants

Gorgeous Grunge

Be sure to visit Cardz 4 Guyz and play along this week!

Janis Lewis
Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator

Monday, June 19, 2017

Give-Away Time!

Hi, everyone! It's time for a Give-Away!

Recently I signed up with Stampin' Up. I've created a brand new blog called Happy Day Stamping just for all my Stampin' Up projects and Give-Aways.  I thought it would be fun to do a little give-away introducing you to my new Happy Day Stamping Blog.

There are over 2,000 followers here at Pause Dream Enjoy which has been growing since 2009 when I opened this blog.  It takes time for the word to get out and people to find you. I'm experiencing that newness all over again with my new blog, Happy Day Stamping, trying to get the word out and increase my followers over there. (As I write this, there are only 20 Followers over there.)

So..... here is the Give-Away! (USA addresses only)

Message in a Bottle stamp set Item 143707
How to be in the drawing to win:

  • Hop over to my Happy Day Stamping blog & Become a Follower (little blue button - I will be verifying)
  • Leave a comment on my "A Little Something Sweet" blog post
That's it! Be sure to notice in the "A Little Something Sweet" post how you can also win the June Paper Pumpkin kit from me!!

Good luck!  Winner for the Message in a Bottle stamp set will be drawn on 

Monday, July 3rd and posted over in the Happy Day Stamping blog.

The Winner will have until Friday, July 7th to claim their prize.

Janis Lewis
Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator

Bitten by the Bug 2 Challenge (Birds)

Hi, Crafters!
It's time for a new challenge over at Bitten By the Bug 2!
Remember to always include a 
Cricut cartridge cut or Cricut digital library cut 
on your project plus the current theme. 

This Week's Challenge Theme

June 19 - Birds

My Design Team Project

12x12 Scrapbook Layout.  You will need to own the Cricut cartridge I used or have a subscription to Cricut Access to be allowed to cut these images.

Cricut cartridge - Hoot 'n Holler
Cardz TV Stamps

Here's a tip about my 12x12 scrapbook layouts. It kills me to use a full 12x12 color cardstock for the background. So what I do is use a piece of 12x12 cardstock I've used to cut out Cricut die cuts. I then cut my white cardstock or pattern paper at 11 3/4" x 11 3/4" (sometimes 11 1/2" x 11 1/2"). Here's a look at this same layout on the other side. 

Here is the front before I adhere any die cuts and photo mats. 
See? You can't even tell it's had dies cut out!
And no one will see this when I slide in another layout into the page protector.
You'll see the owls on one page, and when you turn this,
you'll see another completed layout. I put my layouts back to back in one sleeve to accomplish this.

Ha! I love this little cheat. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Don't forget to link up your Cricut project over at Bitten By the Bug 2!

Always Fun Ch# 11 Sketch

Hi, crafters! It's time for our weekly challenge over at Always Fun Challenges!
You can create any type of paper project as long as it follows the weekly theme.

Ch# 11 Sketch

My Design Team Project

Doodlebug Design, Spring Garden 6x6 paper pad
MFT Die-namics, stitched circle dies

Hope to see your project linked up at Always Fun Challenges.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

For My Father

Today's Father's Day Card

Anna Griffin Sunny Salutations Pop Up Card Making Kit

Friday, June 16, 2017

Cardz TV Anything Goes Ch, Mailbox Smiles Team

Hi, everyone! It's time for the next Cardz TV Mailbox Smiles Challenge!
Link up in our challenge at Cardz TV.
Be inspired daily from our Mailbox Smiles Team
and the Card Crazy Crafters Team
over at the Cardz TV Gallery.

My Design Team Project

Cardz TV Stamps, You're the Man

Be sure to stop by Cardz TV to see all the wonderful design team projects and to enter your project for a chance to win one of Mary's Cardz TV stamp sets. The winner will be chosen by, and it may pick you! Many of you have asked, and no, you do not have to use Cardz TV Stamps to enter. We do ask that your entries be new projects, and you may enter up to 3 times. We are excited to see what you'll create!

Pause Dream Enjoy Linky Party Ch#177 Tags

Pause Dream Enjoy Linky Party 

#177 Tags

Optional Theme: Things That Fly

My Design Team Project

Cricut, Hoot 'n Holler cartridge
Cricut, Tags Bags Boxes & More, Tag Base
image adhered with foam tape
Cardz TV Stamps, Birds and Bees

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Color Challenge (aqua, peach, white)

This week's Color Challenge

My Design Team Project

Paper Play Sketches #44

Flower embossing folder
My Creative Time, stitched tab die

Be sure to come by and submit your project

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Stampin' Up Clearance Rack and.... Today is the Day!!

Hi, Crafters and Stampers!
My Stampin' Up Starter Kit is out for delivery!

We have family visiting from South Carolina this week, but I hope to find some time to unbox my new goodies and try some of them out.

In the meantime... have you checked out the CLEARANCE section in the Stampin' Up store? Here is what currently is available. Click on the thumbnail to go have fun shopping! Hugs!!

:) Janis Lewis
Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator

The Holly & Ivy Christmas Ch# 8

Today starts the next challenge at The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge!

Challenge #8

Always Anything Christmas Goes

My Design Team Project

I decided to create a Project Life card for my scrapbook.
Project Life card from Close To My Heart
Martha Stewart Holly Leaf punch

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you'll come link up and play along with us!