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Saturday, January 18, 2020

There's Gnome One Like You

Hi, everyone! So glad you are here.
Something just dawned on me this week. (Sometimes I'm a little slow on the uptake.) I have a subscription to the Silhouette Design Store, so I'm always looking to see what's new. I almost always just scroll right past all the sayings and things and move on to shapes and images. In my mind I'm thinking, those sayings are probably cute, but I'm not going to be making any t-shirts right now.

Um..... it just occurred to me, in an "ahh-ha" moment....

(Don't laugh too hard.)

.... these sayings can be cute for printed sentiments on my cards too! Just because they CAN be cut for wall art, mugs, t-shirts - doesn't mean they HAVE to be cut! Just print them out for sentiments or headlines on your projects!


It's just like having the stamp except I can resize it to fit my needs, and print it in any color to match the cardstock.  Have you guys been doing this? Why has no one told me about this idea? It took me a while to realize it, but I'm so glad I finally did!

Gnome and sentiment both from the silhouette store (but different files)
Gnome and sentiment both popped up on foam tape for dimension
Hearts cut out of hat were added to the sentiment
Scallop and circle punches (oh how I love squeeze punches - I need to use them more)
Miss Kate Cuttables Easter pattern cardstock (who says you have to limit yourself - use that pattern cardstock!)

Thanks for visiting with me today.
God bless you! Hugs!!
:) Janis

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Friday, January 17, 2020

Don't Worry

Isn't it amazing how you hear exactly what you need to hear, 
and sometimes before you know you need it? 
I love that about God.

Busy couple of pages with no coloring, but I love the message!

Image - Digital Delights by Louby Loo, Flower Power basket of Daisies
Miss Kate Cuttables, Easter Die Cuts
Silhouette Library, critters
Lori Whitlock, thank you banner
Circle dies
Gold glitter cardstock

I hope everyone has a fabulous Friday and awesome weekend!
:) Janis

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Looks Like a Great Idea to Me

See that woman on the card? This will be me as soon as I finish writing this post. LOL Except I'll have 2 dogs with me, and I'll be crocheting instead of holding a beverage.

Image is from the Paper Shelter
BoBunny Christmas pattern cardstock (but I thought it went well with this card anyway)
Stampin' Up stitched and scallop circle dies

Thanks for visiting with me today!
:) Janis

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Birthday Card for Him

First of all, this is a white card. I know it doesn't look like it, but it has been gloomy and raining for days. So just use your imagination that the card base is white and the cardstock with the image on it is white. :)

Stampin' Up, Epic Celebrations stamp set
Stampin' Up Blends coloring markers
Pink & Main pattern paper

I have to say.... this card was made especially for Cardz 4 Guyz.
One of the designers, Helen, had a really simply layout I wanted to try. Their challenge this week is to create a Clean & Simple card for him.

Now, let's review the hardest cards it is for me to make:

1) cards for him
2) clean and simple

I mean, come on! I love all the pattern papers layered on top of each other. Helen's card truly inspired me though, so I gave this challenge a try.

I don't do a lot of coloring, but I love simple coloring.

Have a marvelous rest of the week! It's all downhill from here.
Hugs! God bless you
:) Janis

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

100 Days of Bible Promises - Day 5

Hi, friends!
I did some Bible Journaling yesterday.
It's fun to mix things up now and then.

My Besties image, July colored printable 10
Miss Kate Cuttables, Brave pattern cardstock
Die-namics, stitched rectangle dies
Various little stamps for scribble circle, tiny hearts, tiny arrow.

Have a blessed and wonderful day!
:) Janis

I'm playing along at:

Happiness Card

Good morning / afternoon / evening!
Did you have a good weekend? 
Do anything fun & exciting? 
Hope so.
I'm trying to get a little ahead in my crafting.
This month I've been working day to day 
on the next day's card, but last week, I was able to 
spend a little more time on crafting.
Don't know how long that will last though.
I've dug out some more old papers to use on today's card.
It's not my favorite outcome for a card, 
but maybe someone will like it.
I love the image with the little doggie!!

Family Ties, Photo Play collection kit
scallop and oval dies
My Besties image from one of her CDs

Thanks for visiting with me today!
Hope to hear from you in the comments.
:) Janis


Monday, January 13, 2020

Crafting Happiness Ch# 31 - Scrapbook Layout

Hi, everyone! It's Monday which means it's time for a new challenge over at my Crafting Happiness Challenges blog! Come join us!

Challenge #31 - Scrapbook Layout

Here's my first scrapbook layout for 2020!
I used a Pagemaps sketch from August 2018, altered slightly.

Background papers, butterflies, and 3D flowers are all Anna Griffin from other card kits.
BLESSED is from a paper collection kit that had black alphabet stickers.
The index card and hello cuts are from the Silhouette library.
I used a Stampin' Up punch for the flagged banner on my paper strip.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Love You

Hi, everyone!
I hope you're having a marvelous weekend.
I pulled out some old pattern papers from Stampin' Up
and decided to follow a sketch on a challenge
blog I stumbled across.

It's hard to tell in the photo,
but the gold shiny part of the cardstock
shows up at the top, but then the
other 2 dark layers are also gold,
you just can't tell it.

My Besties image

Stampin' Up supplies:
Powder Pink & Cherry Cobbler cardstock
Cherry Cobbler ribbon
Painted with Love, pattern cardstock
Itty Bitty Banners, stamp set
Itty Bitty Banners, die set
Stampin' Dimensionals to raise up image

Other supplies:
Sequins (Amazon)
Glue dots (Amazon)

This came together pretty easily.
That's not always the case, 
but I love it when that happens.

Last Friday was 2 years since my daddy died.
It's so weird that me and my brother and sister
are now the oldest generation in our family.
I still get urges to mail Mama cards
or to call her and ask her about a recipe.
Wish I could. I miss her so much.

Thanks for visiting!
Have a wonderful day.
God bless you
:) Janis


Saturday, January 11, 2020

Just Hangin' Around

Hi everyone! Thanks for swinging by (see what I did there)
for a visit.

Doodle-pops 3D cardstock sticker

Tag and layer cut out with Silhouette Cameo

Miss Kate Cuttables, Zoo cardstock

Mojo Monday Sketch 428 from December 14, 2005

See you tomorrow! Have a fabulous weekend!
:) Janis


Friday, January 10, 2020

Hooray Birthday Card

Hi! Do you guys like to bake? I don't do a lot of it. In fact, usually only for special occasions. However, I do love the smell of fresh baked bread. It's one of the things we love about shopping at Publix - it smells so good in there!

Doodlebug Design, Doodle-pops cardstock sticker 
(love these things)

Echo Park, Let's Party 6x6 paper pad

Stampin' Up ribbon

Scallop circle and circle dies

Mojo Monday Sketch 117 from December 14, 2009

Thanks for visiting with me today!!
God bless you
:) Janis


Thursday, January 9, 2020

Times, They Are A Changin'

The Paper Players image
Stampin' Up sentiment (Gifts of Kindness set)

I have a friend going through a lot of life changes right now. 
We've all been there on some level or other. 

She's overwhelmed, exhausted, and about at the end of her strength. 

It's hard when we can't see the light at the end of the tunnel. 
But it's there. She will get through this. 

God's mercy and grace will see her through. 

One day she may have a friend going through a similar life change, and at that time, my friend will be the perfect one to encourage her because my friend will know how her friend feels. She's been there. She made it through.

 And my friend will be able to tell her friend to hang on. 
It does get better.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
I appreciate all of you so much. 
I'd love to hear from you in the comments.
Big hugs.
May God bless you and keep you.
May He make His face shine upon you,
and give you peace.
:) Janis


Wednesday, January 8, 2020

A Card for Him

I find making cards for him to be challenging.
Anna Griffin card bases and toppers for him 
make it so much easier!
Everything including the card base is from
Anna Griffin.


Thanks for visiting with me today.
I'd love to hear from you in the comments.
:) Janis

Llama Hugs

Playing with some old Graphic 45 papers and a llama image I had cut out last year. The lighting for the photo wasn't great, so the colors are a little off, but you get the idea.

Thank you for swinging by today.
I'd love to hear from you in the comments!
God bless you
:) Janis


Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Heart Banner

Banner cut file from Lori Whitlock in the Silhouette Library
Easy peasy lemon squeezy

I used purple twine because I don't have any red or pink.
 Wha What?

This is hanging on the wall above my computer monitor. 

I'm thinking I should just make different banners 
throughout the year and keep 
adding them until the wall is full. 
Could be fun.


Thanks for visiting with me today.
I'd love to hear from you in the comments.
God bless you
:) Janis

Monday, January 6, 2020

Crafting Happiness Ch#30 - Tags

Hi, everyone! It's Monday which means it's time for a new challenge over at my Crafting Happiness Challenges blog! Come join us!

Challenge #30 - Tags
You can do it!

Butterfly tag from Silhouette ID# 61818
Timeless Twine
White Ribbon
Hello Sugar stamp from Jaded Blossom
Inside sentiment stamp from Simon Says Stamp

Come link up your tags at Crafting Happiness Challenges HERE.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Yummy Treats

Time to make some sweet treats!
I'm not real happy with how this turned out.
But, hey, sometimes that's just how it goes.
It looked so much better in the Design Store.
The cut file itself is cute - I just don't like the colors I picked out or the ribbons.
But I like the chocolate!!!!! So there's that.

Have a fun day!
:) Janis

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Birthday Wishes

I'm playing with Anna Griffin stuff today. Fun!
The card and elements are from different kits that I mixed together. Her stuff is so pretty! If you are new to card making, and don't know where to start, try one of her kits. Everything matches. You can't go wrong with what you choose to put on your card. There are so many different choices in the kit, that every card turns out unique.

Thanks for visiting with me today.
I'd love to hear from you in the comments.
:) Janis


Friday, January 3, 2020

So Sweet

Happy Friday, everyone!
This card was inspired by my friend's card. I loved the hills and layers. You can see her card HERE.

Precious Moments image from the Silhouette library
Timeless Twine
Buttons from stash
Sentiment from The Stamps of Life (first time using this stamp set)
Lawn Fawn landscape dies
Pattern papers from 6x6 leftovers
Lots of glue dots (I'm out of ATG refills, and HATE wet glue)

Thank you for visiting me today!
Happy New Year & God bless you!
:) Janis


Thursday, January 2, 2020

Something Different Today

I bought this Bible several years ago thinking I'd spread out my crafting into a new area.

I am horrible at it. LOL  

I think I did maybe just a handful of pages and thought this is not working.

So I quit.

Today, I picked it up again. I mean, so what if I'm not an artist? I'm giving it a try again.

Colored pencils to color the written Scripture (already in the margin)
Miss Kate Cuttables Easter Die Cuts
Glue Dots

Very simple, but I did it.
My sweet friend, Jeanette, says she treats her Bible Journaling like card making. I did that on one of mine in the past, and I think that's going to be the key to get me going in this again.

Here is the Bible I'm using strictly for Bible Journaling.

Thank you for visiting with me today!
I'd love you to leave a comment, so I can go visit your blog too.
Hugs, Happy New Year, & God Bless You
:) Janis


Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Happy New Year!

I love this fun fold card style.
One day I'm going to make more of these types cards.

Lori Whitlock card file
Miss Kate Cuttables pattern papers

Have an awesome new year!
Welcome 2020!!

:) Janis

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