Monday, April 30, 2012

Winner of TSQ Blog Hop & Paper Playtime's New Challenge!

First of all..... thank you to everyone who hopped along with us for April's Stamp Release over at The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Castle! I loved reading all of your comments. The winner of the pack of 25 Action Wobbles is......

CathyinMN!!!!  Cathy, please email me your mailing address to craftyjanis at live dot com.

NOTICE TO WINNERS: If you are a prize winner, and you do not claim your prize within one week of winning, the prize will then be awarded to a new winner. Thank you.

AND NOW.......
Welcome to Paper Playtime's Ch# 73 ANYTHING GOES & Blog Hop!  If you've arrived here from Paper Playtime then you are in the right place! Paper Playtime is the very beginning of this hop and where you will enter your ANYTHING GOES project. (Or you can enter your project at the end of this post.)

Paper Playtime's sponsor this challenge / blog hop is our very own Design Team member, Sharon of MeeMee's Creations!

One participant in our challenge who comments on the blogs in the hop will win these lovely Prima Flower packs!!

Here is my ANYTHING GOES project:

Project #178 of this year
Card Details:

  • A2 size card (5 1/2" x 4 1/4")
  • Card base and all papers from DCWV Glam Gal stack
  • MEOW cartridge used for kitty fishing cut @ 4"
  • Journal punch used for sentiment mat
  • Sentiment stamp from the "FUN IN THE SUN" stamp set from Mary's CARDZ TV STAMPS
  • Buttons from Hobby Lobby
  • Fish Pearl from Recollection
DCWV Glam Gal Stack

Journal & Bracket Punch
MEOW Lite Card
Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop is Lynn
:) Janis

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Summer Card

Project # 172 of this year

:) Janis

Friday, April 27, 2012

Staying Cool

Here's a summer card I made this morning for a few challenges:

Project # 184 of this year
  •  A2 size card (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") using Soft Suede cardstock from Stampin Up
  • Buttons & Ribbon from Michael's
  • Popsicle is on an Action Wobble!!
  • Twine & Action Wobble from The Scrapbooking Queen's ROYAL CASTLE SHOPPE
  • Sun face stamp from Peachy Keen's PK-531 Simple Sallies
  • Notebook punch from Fiskar's
  • Staying Cool stamp from Mary's CARDZ TV STAMPS "Fun in the Sun" set
  • DOODLECHARMS for Sun p. 96 cut @ 2 1/2"
  • DOODLECHARMS for Popsicle p. 97 cut @ 3 1/2"
  • Solid papers from Recollections & Stampin Up
  • Pattern background paper from K&Co. Sweet Nectar

:) Janis

52 Tags Ch#17

52 Tags Week # 17 Challenge:
For Week #17, Create a tag with a HOUSE image... ANY kind of house: beehive, dog house, tree house, gnome house, fish house, King & Queen house, beach house.... any type of house! 
Then on the back of your tag write out the number of times you've moved in your life.

Project #175 of this year
Janis (that's me!) - 
Pause Dream Enjoy (you are here!)
Front of tag

Back of tag

Additional tag with moving history
Can you believe we've moved 19 times in the last 25 years of marriage? 
We've lived in 4 different states including South Carolina, Georgia, Texas, and Alaska.
And between 2010 and now, we've moved a total of 7 times! WOW!!

I used FRESHLY PICKED for my Gnome and Mushrooms (the gnome's house).
Mushrooms p. 34 cut @ 4".
Gnome p. 35 cut @ 2 3/4".
Peachy Keen face on gnome from PK-531 Simple Sallies Face Assortment.
Twine on button with move list from THE QUEEN'S ROYAL SHOPPE.

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.


Our Bundle of Royal Joy

Here's my card I created with an adorable, sweet stamp set.

Project #177 of this year

This adorable little darling is cut from BABY STEPS p.23 cut @ 3 1/2". She's on an ACTION WOBBLE and adorable! When the Action Wobble is going at it she looks like a cartoon running and not getting anywhere. LOL

I used my Journal Punch for the sentiment mat. The stamp set is from THE ROYAL SHOPPE HERE. It's the ROYAL NURSERY SET. So cute!

A2 size card (5 1/2" x 4 1/4"). Papers are all from scrap drawer.

Thanks for stopping by!
:) Janis

Thursday, April 26, 2012

What Challenge Sites Do You Love?

I love participating in challenges, but don't always get the chance. Do you have a particular challenge site you enjoy? I like challenges that allow me to use my Cricut or stickers to make cards and mini albums. Please leave a comment below with the link to the challenge sites you like! If you already know their rules, feel free to list those too. Let's get challenged and play!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Teacher Appreciation

Today starts a brand new challenge over at WOBBLE WEDNESDAY! This challenge we are to make a "Teacher Appreciation" project and include an Action Wobble.

Project #183 of this year

  • A2 size card (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") using Black recollections card base
  • ELEGANT EDGES for "Stamp" mat p. 37 cut @ 3 3/4" with Shadow feature
  • DOODLECHARMS for Bus p. 117 cut @ 2 1/2" and on an ACTION WOBBLE! (Action Wobble from  TSQ Royal Castle Shoppe)
  • DOODLECHARMS for Apple p. 118 cut @ 1 1/2" and adhered with foam tape
  • Buttons from Joann's
  • Twine from TSQ Royal Castle Shoppe
  • Ticket and Thanks so much! from Mary's CARDZ TV STAMPS "Ticket Talk 2" set
  • Papers from Sweet Nectar stack K&Co.
  • I used a brown crayon to color the apple stem, and inked around the apple with Stampin Up Soft Suede ink. I also inked around the ticket with the same ink.

TSQ Royal Castle Shoppe 

TSQ Royal Castle Shoppe

Mary's CARDZ TV STAMPS "Ticket Talk 2" 
I'll be adding this to my friend, Maria's, Inspire Me Fridays!

Smiles :) Janis

Monday, April 23, 2012

Action Wobble Challenge Winner!

Happy Monday! Thank you all so much for playing in my Action Wobble Challenge. My challenge ended yesterday, but you can still play along in the Action Wobble challenge over at Wobble Wednesday's Challenge - they have a new challenge every Wednesday, so you still have time to enter their challenge. CLICK HERE for that.

The winner for my Action Wobble Challenge is DEE @ Dee B's.

Dee, be sure and grab your Winner button above or with the HTML code on my sidebar. :)  Email me your USA snail mail address, and I'll get your Action Wobbles to you right away!

I'm so tickled over this little prize package I made today. I know, my round stamp on the back is upside down, but hey, it got your attention, so it's doing it's job well! :)

I used Mary's TICKET TALK 2 stamps for the headers. You can see all of Mary's CARDZ TV STAMPS by clicking HERE.  I love both of her Ticket Talk stamp sets. One set has ADMIT ONE on the edge of the ticket and the other set has random ticket numbers on the edge.  I can't wait to use the "Ticket to Ride" stamp on TICKET TALK 2!! I can just imagine using it with County Fair cuts, Motorcycles, cars, airplanes, etc. I just got these stamps over the weekend... they are going to be a HOOT!

Everyone still has time to enter my current TAG challenge. CLICK HERE for that! Or CLICK HERE to see all of the TAG challenges! Challenges are always open until December 31, 2012 for entries, but to be in the drawing for the monthly prize, you must enter before the month is over. Good luck!

:) Janis

Friday, April 20, 2012

Cardz TV Stamps Ch# 8


This challenge will be open:
Today, Friday, April 20th
Tomorrow, Saturday, April 21st
Sunday, April 22nd

Create a card or craft project for any occasion using colors from the rainbow...
(You can also add small amounts of black & white.)

The winner will receive 1 set of Cardz TV Stamps of their choice! WOW! How can you choose just one? I love ALL of Mary's stamps!!  To see all of the stamps currently available, CLICK HERE.

For my RAINBOW project, I actually attempted to create my first Banner. It wasn't too hard.

Here are all the details:
  • Each part of the banner was created using ELEGANT EDGES "Bunny" Oblong cut with Shadow feature cut @ 4". I also cut the yellow swirl paper again @ 3 3/4".

  • Letters to spell BONNIE were cut from STORY BOOK @ 3" with Shadow feature.

  • Clouds were cut from POOH & FRIENDS @ 1 1/2".

  • Peachy Keen stamps that were used on clouds and sun are from 2 different packs: PK-754 Critter Faces Medium and PK-531 Simple Sallie Face Assortment using Staz On Jet Black Ink.
PK-531 Simple Sallies Face Assortment
PK-754 Critter Faces Medium
  •  The sun was also cut from ELEGANT EDGES @ 1 3/4" p. 59.
  • The sentiment mats were cut from ELEGANT EDGES using the same cut I used for the letters, but much smaller of course. They were cut @ 2" with Shadow feature, then cut again @ 1 3/4 for yellow swirl paper on top.
  • All of the sentiment stamps are from various stamps sets from Mary's CARDZ TV STAMPS:
    • You are my Sunshine, I {heart} U, and You make me Happy are all from the HUGS & KISSES set.
    • You're the Cat's Meow is from the HERE KITTY set.
    • SWEET is from the MAKE A WISH set.
  • I used the "Long Reach Ribbon Stitch" punch I got from Hobby Lobby a couple weeks ago for $7.00. Let me just say that it is worth every penny of that $7.00. You'd be amazed how handy that punch becomes.
  • Pink tulle is from Amazon (I think Love this stuff!
  • Pop rounds for adhering the letters.
  • I tied a bunch of the tulle together to make a large circle, then draped it over the top of the door like a belt. :)
I hope you enjoyed my first attempt at a banner. It was fun to create. Bonnie loves it. So that makes it a good time investment!

Be sure and hop over to CARDZ TV and play along with our challenge. You may win some awesome free stamps of your choice!!
Smiles :) Janis

52 Tags Ch #16 TAG CHALLENGE

52 Tags Week #16 Challenge:
For Week #16, Create an ACROSTIC tag using your NAME.
According to, here is the definition of an ACROSTIC:

Project # 170 of this year
Letters for name on tag were cut @ 3/4" from STORYBOOK Cricut cartridge.
Title and Words for Acrostic were printed using Minya Novelle font.
All stickers are from Mrs. Grossman's.

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.

I'm also entering my tag this week into Inspire Me Fridays Link Party!


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Action Wobble Challenge!

Hey all my friends! Who wants a challenge and a chance to win some Action Wobbles!?!

Wobble Wednesday is having their current challenge theme as PETS. So I thought I'd play along. You can enter their challenge HERE.

I'm also going to do a separate challenge right here on my blog too! So get your PET supplies out and create any kind of project as long as it is PET themed and includes an ACTION WOBBLE. Be sure to enter WOBBLE WEDNESDAY'S challenge HERE and also enter my challenge on this blog.

I will be giving away a set of 5 Action Wobbles to one lucky participant in my challenge here!

Challenge runs NOW through Sunday, April 22nd for the prize here on my blog. I will announce the winner on Monday, April 23rd. Must have a USA shipping address.

Project #176 of this year
Come on.... who hasn't had a pet monkey before? Okay, me, but I always wanted one, does that count?
Here are my card details:

  • A2 size card (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")
  • Pattern paper is from scraps drawer
  • All solid papers are Recollections
  • PAISLEY used for Monkey cut @ 4" p. 32
  • Sentiment banner from ELEGANT EDGES "butterfly" cut with BANNER feature cut @ 4"
  • Buttons from Joann's
  • Black and White Twine from The Royal Shoppe
  • Sentiment stamp from ROYAL SAYINGS from The Royal Shoppe
  • Monkey is have a ball on his ACTION WOBBLE from  The Royal Shoppe

Now don't forget to enter WOBBLE WEDNESDAY's challenge HERE
My challenge by linking below. Good luck!! Can't wait to see what you create!
:) Janis


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Cricut Cardz Ch#106 "April Showers"

Welcome to Wednesday! Every other Wednesday there is a brand new challenge started at Cricut Cardz Challenge. For Ch# 106 it's all about "April Showers". Make a card for any occasion using an umbrella, rain boots, clouds, raindrops, puddles, etc. from any cartridge(s) and using any colors you'd like.

Project #105 of this year
  • A2 size card (5 1/2" x 4 1/4")
  • Background paper from Me & My Big Ideas cut @ 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Raindrop rhinestones from Studio 112
  • PAPER PUPS for Dog p. 97 cut @ 3" and for Umbrella cut @ 2 1/2" same page
  • POOH & FRIENDS for clouds p. 36 cut @ 1 1/2"
  • GIVE A HOOT for Tulip Grass p. 30 cut @ 2"
  • Googlie Eye!
  • White gel pen used for doodling around puppy
  • Puppy collar hand cut
  • Square rhinestone from Recollections added on dog collar
  • TULIP TIME! stamp from Mary's CARDZ TV STAMPS Think Spring set

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Free Shipping Code for my friend's Scrapping Store HERE

Check out my friend's new Scrapping Store!

Introducing Ginger Snap Scraps-a new online scrapbook supply store!

Ginger Snap Scraps is run by stay at home mom, Cori Wagner.  She has been scrapbooking and crafting for 15 years and has a wealth of knowledge for scrapbook and paper craft supplies!

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The store has many popular brands such as Cricut, Copic, My Mind's
Eye, Tim Holtz, Jaded Blossom, The Twinery, Echo Park, Peachy Keen and many more of your favorites!

 All Cricut cartridges are $35 and under all the time!

You can shop the store now by going to

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Help support small business and stay-at-home moms!

Cori would like to offer all of you free shipping to her store!
 Use the coupon code PDE4 at checkout for free shipping on your
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