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Monday, April 12, 2021

Big Wind Day

Happy Monday all my crafty friends!
Did you know that April 12 is National Big Wind Day?
This has inspired my theme this week
 at my Crafting Happiness Challenges blog!!!

Ch#92 
(We have a sponsor this week! See info below.)
Kites 
OR
We always have an Anything Goes option 
for those who don't want to use our weekly theme. 

We accept all craft types!!
Unlimited entries!!


Cricut images from collections
Teddy Bear Parade & Create a Critter
Cardz TV Stamps, Beary Sweet
Stamped sentiment
pop dots
stitched dies
Pattern papers


And here's a Blast from the Past card posted a few years ago using the same stamp set...


CardzTV Stamps is our sponsor this week!
One random entry will be chosen for the Beary Sweet CardzTV Stamps set! (winner must have USA address)

Join in the fun this week!
Thanks for visiting and commenting!
Hugs!
:) Janis

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Sunshine

 Good morning, everyone!

A new challenge at my Crafting Happiness Challenges blog is going on. Come join the fun! Each week we have a theme or an option to use Anything Goes if you prefer not to work with our theme.

This week it's all about SUNSHINE! Oh my gosh, I love the sunshine and warmer weather. 

For my card, I used a CardMaps sketch.

I created this card in Cricut Design Space using images, shapes, creating shadow layers, incorporating pattern paper designs, and then print and cutting everything and layering. Some bling was also added to the sun. :) 

You can create this card yourself with this link....

Enjoy - and let me know if you like this sort of thing. If so, I may try to make more of this type of print and cut layered card styles and then provide links for all of you to create in your own home.




Thank you so much for stopping by today.
Hope you'll join us at Crafting Happiness Challenges!
products

Thanks for visiting and commenting!
Hugs!
:) Janis

Monday, April 5, 2021

Let's Craft & Create - April Challenge

 Good morning, everyone!

Let's Craft & Create - Challenge theme:
Anything Goes + (optional)
add Flowers

This layout was so fun to make. I opened up the Cricut Design Space and just searched for Spring-like images. It's a mix of all sorts of things from all sorts of Cricut cartridges, and I love how it turned out.




If you would like to make this layout, here's the link. Feel free to customize it as you wish. Enjoy!


Thanks for visiting and commenting!
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Hugs!
:) Janis
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Monday, March 29, 2021

Here Comes Peter Cottontail...

A new challenge started today at my Crafting Happiness Challenge blog!

Join in this week's challenge theme:
Ch# 90
You have 2 challenge options:
Bunnies
OR
We always have an Anything Goes option for those those who don't want to use our weekly theme. 

We accept all craft project types!!
Unlimited entries!!


Hugs!
Thanks for visiting and commenting!
:) Janis

Monday, March 22, 2021

Check This Out!

      Hi all my crafty friends!

I wanted to share a link with you to an awesome new online store.

Bokeh & Paint



One of our daughters, Kati, is an artist, photographer, art teacher, and a crafter. She just finished getting her new store online yesterday, and I would LOVE for you to go visit, shop, support, and share the link with everyone.

Her store offers:
Original Paintings
Limited Edition Prints
Hand Crafted Keychains
Hand Crafted Phone Grips
Hand Crafted Stickers

and....

Earrings coming soon!!

She's quite amazing.

Bonnie is getting this keychain for her travel bag. Not to put keys on, but just to have something of her's on her bag. She takes her bag everywhere. 

I'm getting this one just for a house key to loop to my jeans belt buckle for when I'm out walking.

This one to loop on my purse strap so I'll stop losing my keys. LOL

And what's really exciting, is that she's got Hand Crafted Earrings coming soon! I do LOVE me some earrings!
Support small business.
#ShopShareSupport

Thanks for visiting and commenting!
Hugs!
:) Janis

Summer Lovin'

 Good morning, everyone!

There's a new challenge starting today at my Crafting Happiness Challenges blog! Come join the fun!

Ch# 89
You have 2 challenge options:
Outdoors
OR
We always have an Anything Goes option for those those who don't want to use our weekly theme. 

We accept all craft project types!!
Unlimited entries!!


This is NOT my layout design. This Cricut Design Space cut file was shared with a FB group I'm a part of and enjoy.

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Hugs!
:) Janis

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Monday, March 15, 2021

Bring Me Coffee

 Good morning, everyone!
Time for a new weekly challenge at my challenge blog, Crafting Happiness Challenges!

Just a note about the challenges, 
You have 2 challenge options:
Beverages
OR
We always have an Anything Goes option for those those who don't want to use our weekly theme.

We accept all craft project types!!
Unlimited entries!!

Here is my scrapbook layout using the Beverages theme:


I don't drink coffee, but I do love the aroma of it.


You can make this layout!
Here is the link to Cricut Design Space.

All of the cuts are included in Cricut Access.
Not a Cricut Access subscriber? You can easily sign up for that here. It's pretty awesome. So many Cricut cartridges and images are included. I do believe I love this more than the Silhouette store subscription. 

gasp  

I know. 

I used to love the Silhouette monthly subscription, but these days, Cricut Access meets my needs much better, and honestly, the Cricut cuts better and is easier to use.... in my opinion. We could get into a long discussion about the pros and cons of each, but no need for that. They both work well for different needs.

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Thank you for your support
Hugs!
:) Janis

Monday, March 8, 2021

Capture the Good Times

 Good morning, everyone!
The scrapbook double layout I'm sharing with you today is NOT my design. It was shared in a Cricut Scrapbook group on facebook for anyone in the group to use and enjoy. I did make some alterations to it, but the main idea and layout is mostly how it was shared.


I love how talented people are, and how generous they are with sharing their designs. :)

Hop over to my challenge blog, Crafting Happiness Challenges, and link up your scrapbook pages (or other crafts) this week. The theme is FLOWERS.

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Thank you for your support
Hugs!
:) Janis

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Saturday, March 6, 2021

Crafting Happiness Challenges

Join in this week's challenge theme
Ch#86
Anything Goes (unlimited entries)
Option - Green (unlimited entries) 

Janis Lewis, Pause Dream Enjoy
scrapbook layout

Cricut card

Hugs!
Thanks for visiting and commenting!
:) Janis

Monday, February 22, 2021

Ch#85 Crafting Happiness Chs - Anything Goes, Option: Elephant/Circus

 Good morning, everyone!

Join us this week at Crafting Happiness Challenges.
Ch#85
Anything Goes (1 entry)
Option - Elephant / Circus (unlimited entries)






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Hugs!
:) Janis

Monday, February 15, 2021

Ch#84 Cookie Photo Inspiration @ Crafting Happiness Challenges

 Good morning, everyone!
It's time for a new challenge over at Crafting Happiness Challenges!

Join in this week's challenge theme:
Ch# 84
Cookie Inspiration

Here are some project ideas for you.




Thanks for visiting and commenting!
Hugs!
:) Janis

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Let's Paint Flowers

 Good morning, everyone!

Bonnie, Kati, and I decided to paint some flowers Sunday afternoon. Bonnie & I just got some new paints in, and it was fun to open them up and play a little. 

Now, I know I'm no artist. 
But does it really matter? We had fun!

We all looked at the same picture from Google.

My flower painting

Bonnie's (our special needs daughter)

Kati (our art teacher daughter)

I love them all!

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Hugs!
:) Janis

Challenges:
Splashy Mix (first time playing, hope I did it right... shades of red, pink and some brown)

Monday, February 8, 2021

Crafting Happiness Ch#83 Sweet

 Good morning, everyone!
Today begins a new Crafting Happiness Challenge.
Join in this week's challenge theme:

Ch#83 
SWEET
(interpret your own way - 
could be a sweet image, a sweet message, 
or a sweet treat to eat, etc)



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:) Janis

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Saturday, February 6, 2021

Craft Chair Vinyl Fun

 Good morning, everyone!

My niece recently told me that she wants to start making cards and scrapbooking. Oh be still my heart. I am so excited! 

She came over this week, and I taught her how to use the Cricut, cut vinyl, and we made a couple of scrapbook pages together. It was so much fun.

So I decided to decorate the folding chair she uses while she's here just for fun. It was so easy, and I love the colors and how it turned out. She's tickled about it too which also makes me smile.



Remember, our home is a construction zone, hence the open outlets in the background. But that isn't the craft room, so don't worry, those are not active outlets at this time.

Products:
Metal folding chair (black)
Cricut Vinyl
Cricut Transfer Sheets
Cricut design, and font

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Thank you for your support
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:) Janis

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Friday, February 5, 2021

Let's Craft & Create - February Challenge

 Good morning, everyone!

Let's Craft & Create has an easy challenge for all of you this month. "Red, Pink and/or White"

Thank you so much for stopping by. Today I have a very special double scrapbook layout to share with you. 

One of our daughters eloped last December. It was a planned elopement (seems to be something pretty common in 2020 with all the 'Rona scare). Here are some pictures of her special wedding day. (Apt. B Photography)

They went to Savannah, Georiga. The wedding was first thing in the morning. It was raining, and a little chilly, but it worked out perfectly because all of the tourists saw rain and cold weather and stayed indoors. They had the entire park to themselves. 


Products:
Close To My Heart, Cut Above Layout Kit
"Forever & Always"

We are so happy for them. Since it was a planned elopement, we booked a venue and threw a grand party when they returned from their honeymoon. We had it catered and an incredible DJ. It was so much fun!! It was raining this evening too, and on the cold side. The "crowd" was a small one (just family members and a few co-workers), but everyone had a blast. 

I don't drink, but I did a taste test for the custom special drink. Don't ask me what the official name of it was, but I think it was Vodka Peppermint Schapps with a mini candy cane crushed around the rim or a mini candy cane hooked on the rim. The two sips I had... delicious. 

We danced, laughed, took silly photos, ate, danced some more... loved it. You should have seen Tom doing the twist! 

Don't forget to link up your crafts this month at Let's Craft & Create with your "Red, Pink and/or White" crafty projects.

Thank you for visiting.
I really appreciate your visits and comments.

Have a glorious day,
:) Janis