Tuesday, January 31, 2012

BONNIE Accordion Mini Album




I want to show you the Accordion Mini Album I made using all pictures of our sweet BONNIE. There are no Cricut cuts on this album. I know.... surprising, isn't it? But the really cool thing about this album was that all the papers (except the black cardstock) are from the My Mind's Eye Bloom & Grow kit. 


Items used from Recollections are: Black cardstock; rhinestones; & green and orange butterflies.The flowers and leaf are from Prima. The Blue Rhinestone hearts are from stash.  The white bow with the pearl is from Creative Charms. All of the decorative elements are punch outs from the My Mind's Eye paper kit.  I hope you enjoy looking at these pictures! This album is very sturdy since it's made from cardstock. It can stand on it's on anywhere there's a flat surface. You can fold it like a snake, stretch it out, fold it to look like a triangle... whatever.  Here are the dimensions of the album itself...

  • 12" x 12" cardstock cut into 4" strips. You will end up with 3 strips, but I only used 2 of them.
  • Lay the strip horizontally on your scoring board and score @ 5 1/2 for each strip.
  • Adhere the 2 strips together by completely covering one of the 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" sections on top of each other. So now instead of 2 strips equally 4 sections, you have 1 strip equaling 3 sections.
  • I matted each section with pattern paper cut 5 1/4" x 4". (Just like you would do for an A2 size card.)
  • Add photos, poems, stories, decorations as you feel inspired.
Enjoy the pictures...

Project #44 of this year
This photo shows how you can "snake" fold this mini album.



This angle shows how you can place it on a
coffee table in a triangle pattern.




This is my most favorite photo of Bonnie!
Yes, it was raining that day.


These 2 photos show the front and back of the mini album.
They can be displayed like this on a mantle or shelf.
Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles :) Janis

Monday, January 30, 2012

Paper Playtime Ch#66 & Blog Hop - ANYTHING GOES!

The first Monday of every month is always a Cricut Challenge with various themes.
The third Monday of every month is always a Sentiment Challenge with various themes (and you don't have to use your Cricut or you can if you want to).
When there are months with a 5th Monday, we like to do an ANYTHING GOES challenge for 1 week only and a Blog Hop just for fun!

For Ch#66: Anything Goes!
Make any type of project (no back links to previously posted projects).
Crop Stop is sponsoring with a $15 Gift Certificate to their store!
AND... some of the hops along the way (just 7 stops including me) are also offering CANDY, so be sure to visit us all and leave comments on each hop stop.

You should have arrived here from Maria @ Joyful Stamper.
If not, start at Paper Playtime.
Here's the list of the entire hop:
Paper Playtime
Mary - Cardz TV
Sharon - Mee Mee's Creations
Lynn - Boots and Bling Time
Amy - Papertrails Leaver
Heather - Princess' Paper Projects
Maria - Joyful Stamper
Janis - Pause Dream Enjoy (You are HERE!)


Here's my fun card I made. I know it's a silly card, but hey, I LIKE it!

Project #24 of 2012
TALL CARD
Tall Cards measure 9" x 8", scored & folded @ 4".
Tall cards fit perfectly into #10 Business size envelopes.
Card base if blue textured cardstock from a DCWV 12" x 12" stack.
Green hill cut freehand.
Prima flowers and Recollections rhinestones.




MICKEY & FRIENDS for grass at mailbox p. 127 cut 
@ 1 1/2" and trimmed for layering.
Mailboxes p. 119 cut @ 4" and 1" with Shadow feature.
Letters p. 105 cut twice @ 1/2" and once @ 1" with Shadow feature.


Sentiment stamp from Mary's Cardz TV Stamp set "Encouraging Thoughts".

Hop over to Paper Playtime and play along in the challenge with us. Don't forget to visit the Design Team and for the Blog Hop and a chance to win some great CANDY!
Smiles :) Janis

X's and O's

Challenge #5 is all about Hearts & Love!
Here is a new card to show you, and some cards posted previously this month using some of the pre-colored images by one of our sponsors, PINK CAT STUDIO
The Queen has lots of digi sponsors with all kinds of pre-colored and non-colored images they have provided for us to use. Be sure and hop over to The Queen's Royal Challenges to see what else our Design Team has come up with!

Project #32 of this year
A2 size card ( 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" )
Card base from K&Co. Simply Sweet paper stack.
Ribbon from Joann's.
Pre-Colored digi image from PINK CAT STUDIO.
ELEGANT EDGES used for image matting.
"Scallop 2" cut @ 4" with Oblong feature & Shadow on p. 24.


Sunshine from CREATE A CRITTER p. 52 cut @ 1 3/4".



Here's a little side not about the Sunshine cut in the Create A Critter cartridge.
You can clearly see on the manual sunshine image that it's suppose to have pink, round cheeks. When cutting this image it cuts out holes where the pink is suppose to shine through, just like it cuts out holes for the yes and mouth to show through as black from the previous layer. However, no where on this page does it provide the pink cheeks to cut. Hmmm.... Maybe I'm missing it. I ended up looking for another cut in this book with pink cheeks and cutting out their pink circles. I found if I cut the cheeks the same size as the sun (1 1/4"), then the pink cheek circles just feel through the holes on the sunshine's face. So I ended up cutting them at 2".

Sentiment stamp from Cardz TV Stamps "Encouraging Thoughts" set.



And here are some cards I posted throughout January also using pre-colored imaged provided by one of our sponsors, PINK CAT STUDIO.

Check out my SIDEBAR to click on the dates these cards were posted to see all the details about them.

Project # 31 previously posted on January 28th.

Project #29 previously posted on January 21st.

Project #30 previously posted on January 25th.
Come play with us and enter your own HEART or LOVE project for a chance to win a fabulous prize!

Thanks for stopping by today.
:) Smiles! Janis

Sunday, January 29, 2012

You Warm My Heart!


Project #36 of this year
Outside
Opened
 Here is a smaller scale take on the JOY FOLD card.
You'll need to cut 2 pieces of cardstock.
Cut one piece for the BASE at 6 1/4" x 4 1/4" and score @ 4 1/4". 
Cut one piece at 6" x 3" and score @ 3".
You can then cut your mat sizes at any size. I left about 1/4" of border between mat sizes on this card.
The stickers are puffy and are from the Dollar General Store in a huge pack for $1.00. Lots of fun stickers in this pack.
Rhinestones from Recollections. (Michael's)
The sentiment is from Mary's Cardz TV Stamps "Hugs and Kisses" set.


Have a relaxing day! :) Janis

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Wagon of Love



Project #31
A2 size card ( 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" )
Card base from K&Co. Simply Sweet paper stack.
Ribbon from Joann's.
Pre-Colored digi image from PINK CAT STUDIO.
ELEGANT EDGES used for image matting.
"Scallop 2" cut @ 4" with Oblong feature & Shadow on p. 24.


Sunshine from CREATE A CRITTER p. 52 cut @ 1 3/4".



Here's a little side not about the Sunshine cut in the Create A Critter cartridge.
You can clearly see on the manual sunshine image that it's suppose to have pink, round cheeks. When cutting this image it cuts out holes where the pink is suppose to shine through, just like it cuts out holes for the yes and mouth to show through as black from the previous layer. However, no where on this page does it provide the pink cheeks to cut. Hmmm.... Maybe I'm missing it. I ended up looking for another cut in this book with pink cheeks and cutting out their pink circles. I found if I cut the cheeks the same size as the sun (1 1/4"), then the pink cheek circles just feel through the holes on the sunshine's face. So I ended up cutting them at 2".

Sentiment stamp from Cardz TV Stamps "Ticket Talk" set.



Thanks for stopping by today.
:) Smiles! Janis

Friday, January 27, 2012

Cardz TV Stamps Ch#4 - It's A Guy Thing




Mary has another Cardz TV Stamps challenge starting today for January 27th, 28th, and 29th!
For Ch#4: Make a masculine card for any occasion.
Mary will be giving away one of her fabulous Cardz TV Stamp sets as the prize, so be sure and enter this challenge for a chance to win! You can enter your masculine card by CLICKING HERE!

Here is the card I made for this challenge:

Project #23 of this year
 Card base is Gold from Recollections cardstock.
This is an A2 size card ( 5 1/2" x 4 1/4").


Background papers from Crate Paper's Seasons Collection Kit.
Cloud sentiment mat is actually a sticker from the same Crate Paper kit.


Solid papers from Recollections.
MICKEY & FRIENDS for Car cut @ 2 1/2" from p. 194 using the ICON and SHADOW features.


Black gingham ribbon from Joann's.


Sentiment stamp from Mary's Cardz TV Stamps "It's A Guy Thing" set.


Hope you hop over and play along with us!
Smiles :) Janis

52 Tags in 2012 Ch#4


52 Tags Week #4 Challenge:
For Week #4, Create a tag with your favorite colors in mind. Feel free to include a photo on the back of something that's your favorite color. You may also want to write why these are your favorite colors or what you own in these colors, or how these colors make you feel or what they make you think of.

Project #13 of this year
Front
Back
Tag base is cut from ELEGANT EDGES "Swirl 2" on page 39 cut @ 4 1/2" using the Oblong and Shadow features.

Background paper from Recollections "All Girl" stack.


Stickers for Color words from stash.
POOH & FRIENDS for signpost and grass.


Signpost page 41 cut @ 4" with Shadow feature.


Grass page 29 cut @ 1" with Layered feature.


Hugs! :) Janis 
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