Saturday, January 22, 2022

2022 Book 2 / 24 Review: Swamp Sweets



Swamp Sweets by Jana Deleon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Miss Fortune Mystery series of books is my all time favorite! The characters and their shenanigans keep you laughing and trying to figure out clues with them to solve the mystery. I can't wait to see what they get into next.

*2022 Reading Challenge Book 2 of 24

Friday, January 21, 2022

2022 Book 1 / 24 Review: Frightfully Fortune

Frightfully Fortune by Jana Deleon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you ever have the opportunity to read this series from the beginning, DO IT! Every single book is unique and so much fun! The characters keep me laughing and routing for them. I "read" this book via Audible. The voices used for each character are exactly what I have imaged. Indulge yourself. This is my all time favorite series.


*2022 Reading Challenge Book 1 of 24



Saturday, January 15, 2022

Double Fold A2 Card - Hug in a Mug

Hi, crafters!
I found a very fun card to make in the Silhouette library this week. It's called a Double Fold A2 card. It was super easy to make and assemble.






Double Fold A2 Card, Silhouette Library #396384
SU Coffee paper pack
Several different ink colors for inking around the edges

The Hershey Kisses, and sentiment label are so cute!

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:) Janis, Pause Dream Enjoy

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Friday, January 14, 2022

Live Simply

Hi, crafters! The weekend is almost here!!


CTMH Happiness Lives Here, pattern papers & stickers
Mojo Monday, Sketch 406



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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Goodreads Reading Challenge

Hi, friends!
Every year I set up a reading goal. Do you love to read? Find me on Goodreads, and friend request me. You may be reading some books I'd love to add to my "To Read" list.

2022 Reading Challenge

2022 Reading Challenge
Janis has read 1 book toward her goal of 24 books.
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My reading goal this year is 24 books.
In the past I've had more ambitious goals, but I decided to keep it small, no stress, and then if I read more.... great!

I'll post the books I'm reading, and you can find them all in the MY BOOKSHELF tab at the top of my blog.

Update coming soon!

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Thanks a Bunch

Hi! I'm playing with some old stamps today.


CTMH, A Bunch of Love stamp set & dies
Colored Pencils
Pink & Main pattern papers, Best Friends
Stitched Banner dies
Sugar Pea Sketch #23


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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Hello

Hi, friends! I hope your week is going very well. 


CTMH Happiness Lives Here - pattern papers & stickers
Stitched dies
Mojo Monday Sketch #412


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Monday, January 10, 2022

Always Keep A Paws-itive Cat-itude

Hello creative peeps!

Today's card is another stamped image I colored! Wow! Two days in a row of coloring. This one I used SU markers.


Pink & Main stamp set for image and sentiment

Cloud stitched dies from Lil' Inkers

Echo Park 6x6 paper pad

Twine

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Sunday, January 9, 2022

Woofing You a Great Day

Hello, friends!

I actually colored a stamped image. LOL
I don't do that too often.
This time I used colored pencils.



Stamp set for image and sentiment from Pink & Main

Pattern papers also from Pink & Main

Colored pencils

Scallop & circle dies

Foam tape to adhere image

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Saturday, January 8, 2022

Sending Smiles Card 2

Hello everyone!
Today is the 2nd card using the same card layout and pattern papers.

I cut the pattern papers together stacked on top of each other the full background size of 4 x 5 1/4. 

Then keeping the papers stacked, I cut them again off center allowing a top and bottom piece to be mixed for the background layout.  

This allowed me to simply mix the patterns easily on both cards.


Pink & Main sentiment die and stamped sentiment

Pattern papers also from Pink & Main (I love their pattern paper pads!)

Enamel dots



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Friday, January 7, 2022

Sending Smiles Card 1

Hello friends!
I recently created 2 cards that are very similar. The way I cut the pattern papers, allowed me to make the card twice just reversing where I put the pattern papers. So simple, and an easy way to mass produce cards. I'll show you the other one tomorrow with a photo of them both together too.



Pink & Main sentiment die and stamped sentiment

Pattern papers also from Pink & Main (I love their pattern paper pads!)

Enamel dots

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Thursday, January 6, 2022

Driving from South Carolina to Alaska and Back

Hello my friends!
I thought I'd share with you some travel photos my husband took on his drive from South Carolina to Alaska and back. He started in December, stayed in Alaska a few weeks, and then started driving back to South Carolina. He loves the drive. A lot of beautiful scenery, especially when you get up in Canada and traveling on the Alaskan Highway (also know as the ALCAN - Alaska Canada Highway).







































On the way home a few days ago, he did stop to help a motorist whose truck was off the road in a deep ditch (there's another word for that, but I can't remember what it is). 

There was a truck trying to pull out the stuck truck with no avail. Tom hooked up so now there were 2 trucks pulling together, and still no progress. Then a commercial truck stopped, and she (yes, a woman driver), pulled out the truck easy peasy.

Driving the Alcan, there are miles and miles with no cell phone service, no gas stations, etc. Just you and the road and abundant wildlife. You must be prepared, or you could actually lose your life to the elements in the winter. Thankfully, there are travelers always willing to stop and provide aid. We don't hear about those stories enough - I mean the good stories in this world. I wish people would spread those faster than the bad stories. Let's make 2022 a year of sharing more of the good stuff. :)

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