Tuesday, October 19, 2021

#11 of Halloween Card Series

BOO!
Hi, crafters

I have a bunch of Halloween cards to share with you this month. :) 
Hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them.

Card #11

This entire card was a Project Card in the Cricut library.
All I did was re-size the entire thing to fit an A2 size card.
Super easy



All of the cards in this series used the
Echo Park, Halloween Magic 6x6 paper pad. 

There is a total of 18 cards - and I still had lots 
of design paper left over from this pad! WOW!

All cards used solid cardstock from stash
Some cards have ribbon from various companies

Cards with sentiments are from various companies such as:
Cardz TV Stamps
Close To My Heart
Simon Says Stamp

I tried to keep everything fairly simple 
and flat for mailing with the exception 
of ribbon and bows now and then. 

I really wanted to add some gems, sequins, and enamel dots, 
but decided to stay with the flat clean & simple approach for these. 
But believe me, the struggle was real to not add some bling!

Happy Halloween!
:) Janis

Monday, October 18, 2021

Sunday, October 17, 2021

#1 of CTMH Got Candy Card Series

 Hi, crafters! 
Time for a new mini series of cards 
all using the papers & stickers 


I love the really large sentiment sticker!

Thanks for visiting & commenting
:) Janis





Saturday, October 16, 2021

#10 of Halloween Card Series

   BOO !
Hi, crafters

I have a bunch of Halloween cards to share with you this month. :) 
Hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them.

Card #10



All of the cards in this series used the
Echo Park, Halloween Magic 6x6 paper pad. 

There is a total of 18 cards - and I still had lots 
of design paper left over from this pad! WOW!

All cards used solid cardstock from stash
Some cards have ribbon from various companies

Cards with sentiments are from various companies such as:
Cardz TV Stamps
Close To My Heart
Simon Says Stamp

I tried to keep everything fairly simple 
and flat for mailing with the exception 
of ribbon and bows now and then. 

I really wanted to add some gems, sequins, and enamel dots, 
but decided to stay with the flat clean & simple approach for these. 
But believe me, the struggle was real to not add some bling!

Happy Halloween!
:) Janis
Challenges:









Friday, October 15, 2021

#9 of Halloween Card Series

   BOO !
Hi, crafters

I have a bunch of Halloween cards to share with you this month. :) 
Hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them.

Card #9


All of the cards in this series used the
Echo Park, Halloween Magic 6x6 paper pad. 

There is a total of 18 cards - and I still had lots 
of design paper left over from this pad! WOW!

All cards used solid cardstock from stash
Some cards have ribbon from various companies

Cards with sentiments are from various companies such as:
Cardz TV Stamps
Close To My Heart
Simon Says Stamp

I tried to keep everything fairly simple 
and flat for mailing with the exception 
of ribbon and bows now and then. 

I really wanted to add some gems, sequins, and enamel dots, 
but decided to stay with the flat clean & simple approach for these. 
But believe me, the struggle was real to not add some bling!

Happy Halloween!
:) Janis

Thursday, October 14, 2021

#8 of Halloween Card Series

   BOO !
Hi, crafters

Today is my hubby's birthday!
Happy birthday, Tom!!!!

I have a bunch of Halloween cards to share with you this month. :) 
Hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them.

Card #8

Another favorite of mine in this series.
Frankie is just so cute... 

This was one of the last cards I created in this series, even though I'm posting him fairly early on. I was starting to run out of non-cut pattern paper, and having to use what I had and make it work. So when you start to see cards with multiple background patterns, you'll know it was me using up every scrap piece I could find to fill in the background,

The sentiment on this card was stamped on the back of a purple ticket. I have 2 ticket rolls (purple and sand colored backgrounds) that I use fairly often to hold my sentiments for cards. They are a perfect size, and so cheap to buy. Plus it's one less tool (Big Shot, dies, punches) I have to pull out to frame my sentiments. Sometimes, I'm just lazy like that... wait, I mean CREATIVE like that. hahahahaha


All of the cards in this series used the
Echo Park, Halloween Magic 6x6 paper pad. 

There is a total of 18 cards - and I still had lots 
of design paper left over from this pad! WOW!

All cards used solid cardstock from stash
Some cards have ribbon from various companies

Cards with sentiments are from various companies such as:
Cardz TV Stamps
Close To My Heart
Simon Says Stamp

I tried to keep everything fairly simple 
and flat for mailing with the exception 
of ribbon and bows now and then. 

I really wanted to add some gems, sequins, and enamel dots, 
but decided to stay with the flat clean & simple approach for these. 
But believe me, the struggle was real to not add some bling!

Happy Halloween!
:) Janis
Challenges:

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

#7 of Halloween Card Series

   BOO !
Hi, crafters

I have a bunch of Halloween cards to share with you this month. :) 
Hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them.

Card #7


All of the cards in this series used the
Echo Park, Halloween Magic 6x6 paper pad. 

There is a total of 18 cards - and I still had lots 
of design paper left over from this pad! WOW!

All cards used solid cardstock from stash
Some cards have ribbon from various companies

Cards with sentiments are from various companies such as:
Cardz TV Stamps
Close To My Heart
Simon Says Stamp

I tried to keep everything fairly simple 
and flat for mailing with the exception 
of ribbon and bows now and then. 

I really wanted to add some gems, sequins, and enamel dots, 
but decided to stay with the flat clean & simple approach for these. 
But believe me, the struggle was real to not add some bling!

Happy Halloween!
:) Janis

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

#6 of Halloween Card Series

  BOO !
Hi, crafters

I have a bunch of Halloween cards to share with you this month. :) 
Hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them.

Card #6

I have to say, this card is one of my favorites because of the shimmer ribbon, spider webs, and cute little happy spider.


All of the cards in this series used the
Echo Park, Halloween Magic 6x6 paper pad. 

There is a total of 18 cards - and I still had lots 
of design paper left over from this pad! WOW!

All cards used solid cardstock from stash
Some cards have ribbon from various companies

Cards with sentiments are from various companies such as:
Cardz TV Stamps
Close To My Heart
Simon Says Stamp

I tried to keep everything fairly simple 
and flat for mailing with the exception 
of ribbon and bows now and then. 

I really wanted to add some gems, sequins, and enamel dots, 
but decided to stay with the flat clean & simple approach for these. 
But believe me, the struggle was real to not add some bling!

Happy Halloween!
:) Janis
Challenges:

Monday, October 11, 2021

Halloween - Flashback

Halloween Projects Flashback








Sunday, October 10, 2021

#5 of Halloween Card Series

 BOO !
Hi, crafters

I have a bunch of Halloween cards to share with you this month. :) 
Hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them.

Card #5


All of the cards in this series used the
Echo Park, Halloween Magic 6x6 paper pad. 

There is a total of 18 cards - and I still had lots 
of design paper left over from this pad! WOW!

All cards used solid cardstock from stash
Some cards have ribbon from various companies

Cards with sentiments are from various companies such as:
Cardz TV Stamps
Close To My Heart
Simon Says Stamp

I tried to keep everything fairly simple 
and flat for mailing with the exception 
of ribbon and bows now and then. 

I really wanted to add some gems, sequins, and enamel dots, 
but decided to stay with the flat clean & simple approach for these. 
But believe me, the struggle was real to not add some bling!

Happy Halloween!
:) Janis
Challenges:


Saturday, October 9, 2021

#4 of Halloween Card Series

 BOO !
Hi, crafters

I have a bunch of Halloween cards to share with you this month. :) 
Hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them.

Card #4



All of the cards in this series used the
Echo Park, Halloween Magic 6x6 paper pad. 

There is a total of 18 cards - and I still had lots 
of design paper left over from this pad! WOW!

All cards used solid cardstock from stash
Some cards have ribbon from various companies

Cards with sentiments are from various companies such as:
Cardz TV Stamps
Close To My Heart
Simon Says Stamp

I tried to keep everything fairly simple 
and flat for mailing with the exception 
of ribbon and bows now and then. 

I really wanted to add some gems, sequins, and enamel dots, 
but decided to stay with the flat clean & simple approach for these. 
But believe me, the struggle was real to not add some bling!

Happy Halloween!
:) Janis
Challenges:

Friday, October 8, 2021

#3 of Halloween Card Series

BOO !
Hi, crafters

I have a bunch of Halloween cards to share with you this month. :) 
Hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them.

Card #3


All of the cards in this series used the
Echo Park, Halloween Magic 6x6 paper pad. 

There is a total of 18 cards - and I still had lots 
of design paper left over from this pad! WOW!

All cards used solid cardstock from stash
Some cards have ribbon from various companies

Cards with sentiments are from various companies such as:
Cardz TV Stamps
Close To My Heart
Simon Says Stamp

I tried to keep everything fairly simple 
and flat for mailing with the exception 
of ribbon and bows now and then. 

I really wanted to add some gems, sequins, and enamel dots, 
but decided to stay with the flat clean & simple approach for these. 
But believe me, the struggle was real to not add some bling!

Happy Halloween!
:) Janis
Challenges:

Thursday, October 7, 2021

#2 of Halloween Card Series

 BOO !
Hi, crafters

Personal Note:
Tom's surgery was postponed until the end of the month.
Thank you all for your prayers and comments yesterday.
Please continue to pray for him for his new surgery date.
Thank you so much!

I have a bunch of Halloween cards to share with you this month. :) 
Hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them.

Card #2

This is one of my favorites in this series.
Why? It's the green background, I think. Plus the very large "Happy Halloween" stamp. I was going to save it for a later date in October to publish it, but he was too cute not to go ahead and post earlier rather than later. LOL



All of the cards in this series used the
Echo Park, Halloween Magic 6x6 paper pad. 

There is a total of 18 cards - and I still had lots 
of design paper left over from this pad! WOW!

All cards used solid cardstock from stash
Some cards have ribbon from various companies

Cards with sentiments are from various companies such as:
Cardz TV Stamps
Close To My Heart
Simon Says Stamp

I tried to keep everything fairly simple 
and flat for mailing with the exception 
of ribbon and bows now and then. 

I really wanted to add some gems, sequins, and enamel dots, 
but decided to stay with the flat clean & simple approach for these. 
But believe me, the struggle was real to not add some bling!

Happy Halloween!
:) Janis
Challenges:

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

#13 CTMH Layout Series (Together) - Last One in this kit Series

  Hi, everyone!

(please note: this kit is no longer available)

Today is the LAST LAYOUT  in my Close To My Heart (CTMH) scrapbook layout series from a kit I purchased a few years ago. I'm just now getting around to using it. It was designed to have a cover layout, and then 12 more layouts representing the cover of a wall calendar with an additional layout for each month. (My layouts will be used in my scrapbook instead.) I used products in the kit, but on some pages I added a little extra this & that from my stash.  



Top Photo: Sisters Bonnie & Kati
Bottom Photo: Bonnie & Tom at Magnolia Gardens 
(such a beautiful place)

This is the last layout from this particulate CTMH layout kit. I have had a blast creating these easy to assemble layouts. The hardest part was picking out photos to use. I have so many photos left over! I guess I need to make some more layouts. LOL

Thank you SO much for visiting me every day and leaving comments. If you are new here, I'd love you to continue to visit & leave a comment letting me know.

Personal Note:
Please pray for my husband, Tom. He has been poked, prodded, examined, tested, scanned, imagined, etc for the last few months. At first the doctor was convinced it was cancer. But when the biopsy came back A-typical (neither confirming or denying cancer), he is thinking it's probably not. Either way, they are removing the affected non-working area, re-routing some things, and he'll be in the hospital a couple days or 3. When they send off what they remove, we will know for sure if it is or is not Cancer.

 Anyway, today is Tom's 3rd surgery and most complicated one. Hopefully, this will be the last surgery needed to get him healthy, get rid of the pain and uncomfortableness he's been dealing with, and just basically healed and back to himself again. 

I appreciate every prayer spoken for his healing and protection during surgery and afterwards recovering. 
Thank you.

I'll try to get some things scheduled to post to my blog while we are out of town, but if not, I'll be back on here as quickly as I can.

Hugs!
:) Janis