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Sunday, July 31, 2011

SMILE!

Hoooo's Smiling?  I hope you are!

#201
Isn't this girlie owl so adorable? Gotta love those eyelashes!
HOOT 'N' HOLLER LITE Cricut Cartridge
Owl 16 cut @ 4" found on Keypad overlay Row 5, Column 3
"Smile" clear stamp from Ki Memory Stamps
Red background paper cut @ 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
Green stripe paper from K&C "Animal Tales" cut @ 5 1/4" x 4"
Ribbon & Rhinestones from stash
All solid papers from WALMART textured paper stacks
Smile! :) Janis

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Thank Ye, Matey, For Me Treasure!

Argghhh!  Ahoy, there Matey!
#200
 

This card makes me smile from ear to ear!
B IS FOR BOY LITE Cricut Cartridge
Pirate cut @ 4" found on Keypad overlay Row 2, Column 6


Papers from DCWV "All About Boys"
Mats for inside and outside cut @ 4" x 5 1/4"

Treasure Chest & Various Loose Treasure Glitter Stickers from Mrs. Grossman's
LACY LABELS LITE Cricut Cartridge
Inside Sentiment Label "Welcome" cut @ 2" found on Keypad overlay Row 3, Column 8


May the good winds be with you on the high seas!
:) Janis

Friday, July 29, 2011

PSA ESSENTIALS GIVE AWAY!

For all of you who have commented on my new stamp and where can you get one just like it.... well, now is your chance to WIN one plus some other goodies too - over $100 in product!

CLICK HERE to go see how you can enter to win.

Good luck!  I just LOVE LOVE LOVE my Janis stamp from PSA Essentials!!

Smiles!
:) Janis

Ssss...weet!

Good morning!

#199
I hate snakes! When I saw this cute cut, I thought it was a WORM, but it actually says SNAKE under the icon. Ewwww.... I can't believe I made a snake card. LOL

B IF FOR BOY Lite Cricut Cartridge
Snake cut @ 3 1/2" (Keypad overlay Row 1, Column 9)
Papers from K&C "Greenhouse"
Background pink mat cut @ 4" x 5 1/4"
Garnet strip cut @ 1 1/2" x 5 1/4"
Flower strip cut @ 1" x 5 1/4"
Googlie eye!
*Flower & Rhinestone from stash.
"Ssss...weet!" clear stamp from JOY'S LIFE "Lots of Pun Stamps"
Hugs! :) Janis



Thursday, July 28, 2011

Hot Dog!

Hot Dog! Hot Dog! Hot Diggidy Dog! ....  Sorry, I was singing the Mickey Mouse carton theme that Bonnie watches...

#198
This card is simple & cute!  Don't worry, they'll be some blinged up cards coming in the next few days. :)

CREATE A CRITTER Cricut Catridge
Doggie page 35 cut @ 3 1/2"
Keypad overlay Row 2, Column 2
Papers for Doggie from K&C "Animal Tales"
Background papers from Recollections "Bright & Basic Backgrounds"
*Button, Jute, & Ribbon from stash
"Hot Dog!" Clear stamp from JOY'S LIFE "Lots of Pun Stamps"
Hugs!  :) Janis


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

CCC #85 Paper Frame Card

Cricut Cardz Ch# 85 is to make a card for any holiday using any Cricut cartridges and colors you want. FUN!
I chose to make a Thanksgiving card with a Paper Frame.

#197
Tall Card - 9" x 8" scored @ 4" (will fit in #10 Business Size Envelope)
SIMPLY CHARMED Cricut Cartridge 
Turkey page 61 cut @ 2 1/2" with Shadow feature (keypad overlay Row 4, Column 4)
Phrase page 61 cut @ 2" with Shadow feature


Background paper from Recollections "All Girl"
Paper Frame paper from K&C "Greenhouse"
Faux stitching with permanent marker.
Ribbon, Jute & *Button from stash.

To Make A Paper Frame:
Cut a square of double-sided pattern paper @ 4"
With Martha Stewart Scoring Board and Triangle piece, score diagonally on all 4 sides @ 1" and 1 1/2".
Fold sides in then out for 3D paper frame effect.

I hope you'll come play along with us at Cricut Cardz Challenge this week!  Time to get ahead on your Holiday cards - whatever holiday to need to jump start your card collection for.
Smiles! :) Janis

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Day TWO - Pink Cat Studio Digi Creations for Paper Playtime's Ch# 51

Yesterday started a brand new challenge over at my challenge blog, PAPER PLAYTIME!
Every LAST Monday of the month we have what we like to call our "Digi Monday" challenges.  For these challenges we ask that you use one of the following....
* Digi Image
OR
*Digi Sentiment
OR
*Stamped Image
OR
*Stamped Sentiment

The theme for this Digi Monday is SUMMER!

I've created a card using a digi image from one of our many sponsors,

#196
Isn't she so SUMMERY?
This digi image was printed pre-colored. I love pre-colored digis!
Card base is white cardstock from Walmart.
Background green paper and pink paper from K&Co "Greenhouse" scraps pile.
*Rhinestone brad from stash.
Flower from stash.
Pre-colored Digi Image from PINK CAT STUDIO.

Come play with us at PAPER PLAYTIME! Can't wait to see what you submit for a SUMMER project!
:) Janis

Monday, July 25, 2011

Pink Cat Studio Digi Creations for Paper Playtime's Ch# 51

Good Monday morning to you!
Today starts a brand new challenge over at my challenge blog, PAPER PLAYTIME!
Every LAST Monday of the month we have what we like to call our "Digi Monday" challenges.  For these challenges we ask that you use one of the following....
* Digi Image
OR
*Digi Sentiment
OR
*Stamped Image
OR
*Stamped Sentiment

The theme for this Digi Monday is SUMMER!

I've created a card using a digi image from one of our many sponsors,

#195
 Card base is KRAFT paper.
Ribbon from Joann's.
"Hey" stamp from Hero Arts stamped using brown ink from ColorBox Chalk inks.
This image from PINK CAT STUDIO was printed pre-colored! I love pre-colored images!!
All papers for digi image frame from Recollections or ColorBok.
LIVE SIMPLY cart used for digi image frame.
Frame cut @ 3".

 

I'll have a couple more cards to show you tomorrow and Wednesday using more pre-colored digis from PINK CAT STUDIO
Come play with us at PAPER PLAYTIME! Can't wait to see what you submit for a SUMMER project!
:) Janis

Sunday, July 24, 2011

HELLO

 Tom, Bonnie, & I went for a walk today at Three Rivers Greenway.  Yes, it was hot, but honestly not that bad because most of our walk was shaded.  Plus the fact that we were walking beside the river and knowing we could jump in at any time to cool off didn't hurt either. :) I'll post some pictures of our walk at the bottom of this post.
I thought this would be a fun card to make since we were in the walking / hiking mood.
#194
Cricut Cartridge CAMPIN' CRITTERS
Big Foot page 30 cut @ 4" (keypad overlay Row 1, Column 10)
K&C "Simply Sweet" paper stack.
Clear Stamp "Hello" from stash.

Enjoy some pictures from our walk today:







Hugs!
:) Janis

Friday, July 22, 2011

CUTEST FAMILY PHOTO CONTEST - GO VOTE FOR YOUR CHOICE

Hey!!!  And you thought I wasn't going to post today, didn't you. LOL


My daughter, Kati, is a professional photographer.  She has a photo page on Facebook with a contest going on right now for the CUTEST FAMILY PHOTO.

The winner will receive a FREE photo shoot in Columbia, South Carolina.  (Come on, you know you want to make a road trip to the South.)

I'd love for you to go vote for who you think has entered the CUTEST FAMILY PHOTO.

Here's what you need to do....

  • Login to Facebook.
  • Search for or if you are already Friends, go to Kati Lewis-Photography.
  • Click on PHOTOS under the profile picture
  • Click on CUTEST FAMILY CONTEST to open up the photos to vote for
  • Click LIKE on the photos you like the best.
  • The photo with the most LIKES will win!! (Comments DON'T count! Must be LIKES!)
  • If you are having trouble LIKING a photo, send a friend request to Kati Lewis-Photography and then LIKE the photo of your choice.
  • Voting is from Friday, July 22 through July 28th at 11pm.
Go have some fun this weekend!
Hugs!!
:) Janis
My hubby & Bonnie at a picnic table at a Riverfront Park this summer.

E is for EMERSON... Baby Paper Bag Card

Here is the 
Paper Bag Baby Card 
I made for my friend, JD (see her blog HERE), 
who is a former Design Team member 
on my Challenge blog, Paper Playtime.

Outside:
#193
 Bottom Flap:
Poem reads:  A cute little baby boy, To cuddle & squeeze, To pamper & play with, And bounce on your knees.

Inside: 
Poem reads: A baby's one thing the whole world adores, The best part of all is Emerson's all your's!

Pull out TAG: 

*Fibers & Ribbons on tag from stash.

Card base is actually a *YELLOW PAPER BAG that came in a pack of 12 from Michael's. The paper bag dimensions are 4 5/8" x 2 7/8" x 8 5/8".

I folded the bag in half so that the opening (top) was on the left.
The bottom flap is on the right and folds back & forth for an extra fun fold on this "card".

All solid papers from Walmart's cardstock packs.
All pattern papers from DCWV "Baby Boy Stack" (1/2 the stack has glittered sheets.).

*Buttons & hemp from stash.

The 2 poems were Googled, customized, and printed on white cardstock from Walmart.
I used my software "PrintMaster" to open up a Business Card document for the correct printing size.  
I printed the poem using Minya Nouvelle @ 12 pts. 
Both of the digi art cliparts are from DJ Inkers (I love their digis / clip art!).
The poems measure 3 1/2" x 2". Perfect for this size Paper Bag Card sections.

Everything is inked around the edges with ColorBox chalk ink.

3 BIRDS ON PARADE Cricut cartridge

Baby Bird page 32 cut @ 4"
(on keypad overlay Row 1, Column 5)

"Simple Adorable" phrase page 32 cut @ 2" with Shadow Feature
(on keypad overlay Row 1, Column 5)


" E " page 40 cut @ 2" with Shadow Feature
(on keypad overlay Row 2, Column 3)



*LACY LABELS Cricut cartridge

"Scallop 3" cut @ 4 1/2" with Shadow Feature
on keypad overlay Row 5, Column 4)


Measurements of mats on Paper Bag Card sections:
Front:
2 1/2" x 4 pattern cardstock
2 3/4" x 4 1/4" brown cardstock

3/4" x 4" pattern cardstock
1" x 4 1/4" brown cardstock

Bottom Flap:
2 1/4" x 4" pattern cardstock
2 1/2" x 4 1/4" brown cardstock

Inside:
3/4" x 4" pattern cardstock
1" x 4 1/4" brown cardstock

2 1/2" x 4" pattern cardstock
2 3/4" x 4 1/4" brown cardstock

3 7/8" x 4" pattern cardstock
4 1/8" x 4 1/4" brown cardstock


These are fun!  If you haven't given it a try yet, go make one right now! 
Hugs!
:) Janis

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS - Hey, Buddy! You ROCK!

Here's a card without a lot of bling... because it's for the masculine persuasion.  No buttons. No ribbons. No flowers.  Ho-hum.  I did add a blue rhinestone heart though. hehehehe

#191




EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Cricut Cart
Doll body page 28 cut @ 4" using Blackout feature
Peachy Keen Stamps for face - "Simple Sallies"
Sentiment stamps from stash


Rocker outfit & accessories page 44 also cut @ 4"
The Rocker is found on your keypad overlay Row 2, Column 7


Papers from Recollections & scraps

HOW TO MAKE A TRIANGLE FOLD CARD:
  • Start with 11" x 11" pattern paper - does NOT have to be double-sided or cardstock
  • Fold point to point
  • Score @ 3" and 5 1/2" from edge
  • Turn & repeat scoring from other edge
  • Cut off cross section at top where score marks cross
  • Push in each side to form square
  • Inside mats cut @ 4 1/4" x 4 1/8" and 3 7/8" x 3 3/4"
  • Outside square mats cut @ 1 3/4" x 1 3/4" and 1 1/2" x 1 1/2"
To see an old YouTube video of me making this card, click PLAY below.  Enjoy!


To play along in my 
TOILET PAPER ROLL MINI 
CHALLENGE, click HERE!

:) Janis

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

MAKE A WISH - Z-FOLD CARD & Request for CDS Cut File Links

Today is the day for you to make a Wish
Anything you want. 
Just Wish it.  
Close your eyes. 
Whisper your Wish
And then kiss your hand 
& blow your Wish into the air.  
It may come true. You never know. It could happen.

Z-Fold Card is just a regular card with the front cover folded back to the crease.

#190
Solid papers from Recollections.
Pattern papers from "Fairytale Princess" from Hobby Lobby.


ONCE UPON A PRINCESS Cricut Cartridge:
Princess page 24 cut @ 4"



Dress page 28 cut @ 4" 


Sentiment mat page 51 cut @ 2"


Diamond Ring page 56 cut @ 3"


Cut 2 mats @ 2" x 5 1/4"
Cut 2 mats @ 1 3/4" x 5"
Use these 2 mats together on the outside and inside panels.

Cut 1 mat @ 4" x 5 1/4"
Cut 2 mat @ 3 3/4" x 5"
Use these 2 mats for the inside.

And here is my FAVORITE STAMP IN THE WORLD!
It's from PSA ESSENTIALS.
I just Love, Love, Love it!!


Okay.
Get ready.
Make your Wish.

REQUEST:
Do you guys know of a GREAT blog that has CUT files for the Cricut Design Studio Software?  
PLEASE share the links with me!!  
I've been so scared of my software, & I really want to get over that fear. 
I think by having some CUT files you guys have already created, 
it will help me with some instant CUT gratification. :) 
Please leave a comment with the links,
or
email me at northrose@slowar.com
or
message me on facebook here 
or
hmmm.... I think that's it.
THANKS!!
To play along in my 
TOILET PAPER ROLL MINI 
CHALLENGE, click HERE!

:) Janis

Monday, July 18, 2011

I LOVE EWE Paper Bag Card & MATCHBOOK MINI ALBUM Winner!

#189
Here's a tiny Paper Bag Card. I love making these!
*White Paper Bag came from Michael's in a pack of 16.
They measure 3 1/2" x 2" x 6 3/4".





All graphics & sentiments were printed from computer using DJ Inkers clipart and fonts.
Font is DJ BOWTIE.
All papers from scraps.
Embellishments from stash.
My name & blog stamp on back is from
I LOVE THIS STAMP!

And now.... 
what you've all been waiting for..... 
the WINNER of my 

7 
mamawcindy said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! I have never seen a Matchbook Mini Album. I just Love It!!! I would Love to try to make one. Three Special People that I shared my Birthday with last year was my two little Grand Children.Their little eyes just light up with excitement giving me their handmade gifts and giving me lots of Birthday Hugs and Kisses. The Third person would be my Husband. He had a (REALLY) bad heart attack a few years ago. Just Thankful for every moment that I get to spend with him. 
Thank you for the chance to win your Cute Matchbook Album. :0)
cindy marshall 63 at hotmail dot com

To play along in my 
TOILET PAPER ROLL MINI 
CHALLENGE, click HERE!

Hugs,
:) Janis