Thursday, May 19, 2022

Hello all my Crafty Friends!


First of all, sorry for not having a project to post yesterday or already today. Hopefully I can get some creative things happening in my craft room later today for that.


We've gotten moved into our house, and are probably 80% done with unpacking, organizing, and setting up furniture. The only things that are left are finishing up Bonnie's room with furniture, decorating, organizing; getting the Tonal installed at our new place in the exercise room, organizing and finish unpacking things that stay in the garage, and a major part for me... getting my craft room unpacked and organized.


I've been putting that off because well, other things are more important, and mainly because THE ELECTRICITY IN THERE DOESN'T WORK! .... deep breaths.... breathe in the good.... push away the bad.... give me a moment.....

For some reason plugging in anything in that room trips the breaker. That room. Not a closet, or an outdoor light... THAT room. //sigh//

The electrician came out yesterday. Couldn't find the problem, so switched out the breaker thinking that may do the trick. It did. For a few hours. When I got up this morning and went in there to FINALLY unpack and organize, I turned on my laptop to check my email first.... no power. Yep - breaker is tripped again.

So I put in another call.  I told Tom I was unpacking my craft room anyway. I'm not waiting anymore. We've been here 11 days and it's killing me to have that mess of boxes in there, plus the fact that I can't get to my stuff to play.  Spoiled? Yes. I admit that. But considering my crafting things have been packed for a little over a month now since I scheduled things to post in advance and packed up that long before we moved, that means I haven't had craft therapy for sooooooooooooo long.



If you've read this far...
GOOD NEWS!!!!

My Paper Pumpkin came Tuesday!
and
My Stampin' Up starter kit came Tuesday!!
and
My first Stampin' Up order arrives today!!
So there's that. :)

I hope y'all are having a fabulous day!

Hopefully soon, I'll be able to post some new projects 
to my blog very soon. I can't wait to play with my new toys.

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This month Only, the SU starter Kits include all 5 stamp pads of the brand new In Colors & the coordinating cardstock! Bonus!!

I have a 
FREEBIE surprise 
that will be mailed out next month. 
I will choose 
one of the orders placed in May 
to send a 
happy little extra something
Maybe it will be you?!
 Could be. 
Have you placed an order yet? 

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Janis Lewis, Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator



Sunday, May 15, 2022

Happy Mail Day!

Hello Friends!


Print and cut bee from library
6x6 Pink & Main, Garden
Flowers & Gems (Amazon)
Sentiment cut-aparts
Inky Paws Sketch #8

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Saturday, May 14, 2022

State Card - Alaska

Happy Saturday!!


All papers from scrap box
Gems (Amazon)
Alaska 3D stickers (bought from store in 
Alaska from when we lived there before)

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Friday, May 13, 2022

Camping Anyone?

Hey, Friends!!


I love camping, although we haven't been in years. We used to go all the time when the kids were growing up - meaning 2-3 times a month on the weekends during the school year. I loved it!

6x6 Doodlebug Design, Flea Market
scraps for the background and 
for the Happy Camper square
Gems (Amazon)
Brown Bow (Amazon)

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:) Janis, Pause Dream Enjoy

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Thursday, May 12, 2022

Bon Voyage!

Hi There! Hello!!



6x6 papers, Doodlebug Design, Flea Market
(scraps used for background papers)
Cut-apart sentiment also from 6x6 Flea Market
Dimensional suitcase stickers (Dollar Tree)
The Stamps of Life, Ribbon
(the ribbon is dark brown but seems 
almost black in the photo... weird)
Gold glittery enamel dots

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Wishing Well

Hi There! Hello!



Using club products from The Stamps of Life.

I can't wait to get my Stampin' Up products in! As soon as they arrive, I'll be sharing lots of things with you! Can' you tell I'm just over the moon excited about signing up again?!

I'm a brand new Stampin' Up Demonstrator! 
Be one of my first customers!



 I've done this before as a hobbyist, which is what I'm doing now too, but I'd still love to be your Stampin' Up demonstrator even if you are only in it for the discount and to stock up on supplies too.  



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following, & commenting!!
:) Janis, Pause Dream Enjoy

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Anyone Traveling this Week?

Hi There! Hello!


Time To Travel dimensional sticker
6x6 Carta Bella, Cartopia

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Monday, May 9, 2022

Purple Rain

I'm so excited!

It's time for me to stock up on 
my cardstock and ink pads, so I did a thing....

I'm a brand new Stampin' Up Demonstrator! 
Be one of my first customers!



I haven't gotten my start kit yet, but you'll see lots of projects as soon as I get that in and place an order for supplies. I can't wait! I've done this before as a hobbyist, which is what I'm doing now too, but I'd still love to be your Stampin' Up demonstrator even if you are only in it for the discount and to stock up on supplies too.  




My Besties image
6x6 Dress My Craft, Sweet Treats
Foam tape to adhere image

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Sunday, May 8, 2022

Happy Birthday for Her

Hi, y'all!



My Besties image
6x6 Dress My Craft, Sweet Treats
Sequins
sentiment strips
dies for framing image

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following, & commenting!!
:) Janis, Pause Dream Enjoy

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Saturday, May 7, 2022

Keep Smiling

Hey, y'all!


My Besties image
sequins
pattern papers from scraps
Trendy Twine, Kraft
My Creative Time, tag die and sentiment
Paper Play Sketches #61
(see all of my sketches here)

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following, & commenting!!
:) Janis, Pause Dream Enjoy

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Friday, May 6, 2022

The Roller Coaster Ride Continues....



The roller coaster ride continues...  (short version: not moving to Alaska. Long version, keep reading)

We are on track for closing on our house on Monday (in 3 days). Unfortunately, the search for a place to live in Alaska has resulted in exactly one house. Well, we came to our senses and decided that $4300 a month is too much for rent. It's a nice house and all, but no!

Add to that, the pending job that Tom is feeling pretty optimistic about, and we just can't see the Alaska move working for us right now.

So we are staying in SC... at least for a while. We found a pretty awesome place to rent in Chapin. A brand spanking new house to boot. And it's NOT $4300 a month. If Tom does get the possible other job, it will be virtual, so we will buy some land and build the dream, forever home in South Carolina. Somewhere.

Alaska people, sorry we won't be coming up there to hang... especially Tanacross. Tom is gonna REALLY miss the Tanacross shenanigans. If he doesn't get the other job though, he's committed to an occasional trip up there for work. Maybe he can schedule one around Fall Tanacross. :)

SC people, sorry that you're stuck with us. :)


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Howdy

Howdy, y'all!


The Paper Shelter image, here
6x6 Echo Park, A Dog's Tail
Stitched rounded corner rectangle dies (Amazon)
Mojo Monday Sketch #531

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:) Janis, Pause Dream Enjoy

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Thursday, May 5, 2022

Let's Craft & Create May Challenge (Tag)

Hi There! Hello!

Time for a new monthly challenge at
Let's Craft & Create - Challenge theme:
Anything Goes + (optional)
Tag


This card background is a mosaic of leftover bits from a Carta Bella, Floral 12x12 paper & sticker pack. 

BoBunny Tag dies
Ribbon (Amazon)
Stitched Grass Die (My Creative Time)
Alpha stickers from Floral pack as well
Foam tape to adhere tags

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Good Times

Hey, y'all!


6x6 Pink & Main, Best Friends
Dimensional Stickers (Dollar Tree)
Scallop Circle & Stitched Circle Dies
Mojo Monday Sketch #511



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following, & commenting!!
:) Janis, Pause Dream Enjoy

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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Sit & Relax a While

Hey, y'all!


My Besties image, here
6x6 Pink & Main, Garden
The Stamps of Life, Edgelits
Mojo Monday Sketch #506

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Monday, May 2, 2022

Crafting Happiness - May




This was fun! I love how it turned out.
Pattern papers - Pink & Main, Home Sweet Home
Yellow gems for flower centers
Sentiment - Peachy Keen Stamps kit 2018
(I had to modify the size of the sentiment banner to fit this stamp)

Extras:
I duplicated and laid out the hive pieces on the mat and then welded them together. This allowed me to cut one piece of the hive shape and glue the pieces on there. Much more easier than just trying to add a sliver of glue to the edges of the ovals that make up the hive.

I accidentally folded the box card incorrectly. So the finished project is flipped from it's original intention. Which means the cute little bumble bee is partially hidden behind the flowers, but would normally be more exposed if I had folded it the correct way. Oopsie. Still turned out cute though. :)


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