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Friday, June 29, 2012

52 Questions Ch#26, Week 26 (Half-Way to 52!)

Click here to see all 52 Questions Challenges posted so far this year.
Welcome to Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges Friday challenge! A new question or theme is posted every Friday. That's 52 projects in 2012 if you do them all! We thought it would be a neat idea to make all 52 projects part of a mini album... a new page every week based on question or theme. 
But you interpret this challenge any way you like.
All forms of crafting are welcome!
Cards, Tags, Layouts, etc.
Enter before the end of the month to be in the drawing for that month's prize, but all challenges are open until the end of the year giving everyone plenty of time to Jump In or Get Started. ENJOY!!

We are at Week 26 - Ch#26! That's half-way to 52! Yeah! You guys are doing great. If you are just getting started, jump on in! If you need to catch up,  Click here  to see all of the Challenges posted up to this point.

Our June Sponsors are

Lucy Kelleher - CLOSE TO MY HEART  USA consultant
SHOP USA with Lucy Kelleher

and 

Darla Haverstock  Canadian consultant
SHOP CANADA with Darla Haverstock

We will have 1 USA Winner & 1 Canadian Winner!!

USA Prize -  $17.95 value!
Canadian Prize - $17.95 value!
52 Questions... Ch# 26 Challenge:
For Week # 26, Who has left FOOTPRINTS or PAW PRINTS on your heart?
Create any type of project  in honor of someone or a pet who has left footprints or paw prints on your heart forever.


Project # 236 of this year


  • Tag base is cut from ELEGANT EDGES "Swirl 2" on page 39 cut @ 4 1/2" using the Oblong and Shadow features.
  • Sentiment stamped on back of ticket (purchased roll of tickets from Walmart)
  • Mary's CARDZ TV STAMPS set "FAQ's" used for sentiment 
  • PAPER PUPS dog p. 89 cut @ 3 1/2"
CARDZ TV STAMPS set "FAQ's"
Please pop over to Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges where there is a new challenge every FRIDAY!
Supplies Used: (Click for more info or to shop)
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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Happy Birthday Tag

Pause Dream Enjoy Ch#25: 3 Things... click here
Paper Playtime Ch#77: Anything Goes plus a Sentiment... click here 
Cricut Cardz Ch#111... click here
Crafting For All Seasons... click here 

I love my Art Philosophy cartridge! There are so many elements on this cart you can mix and match or build a card or project around. It's very versatile!


Project #305 of this year


My submission for the following challenges:

Crafts and Me #90 Birthdays
Celebrate the Occasion #68 Happy Birthday
Paper Shelter Challenge #70 Punches and / or dies
Scrapbook Sisters #90 Anything Goes
Paper and Such Design Feature a SNAIL or a DOG
Creative Belli #146 anything but a card
Divas by Design #41 TAGS!
Send a Smile for Kids Birthday fun for Kids

Thanks for stopping by! :) Janis

Seeing Spots... Action Wobble Project

Pause Dream Enjoy Ch#25: 3 Things... click here
Paper Playtime Ch#77: Anything Goes plus a Sentiment... click here 
Cricut Cardz Ch#111... click here
Crafting For All Seasons... click here 

Good morning all my crafty friends! Busy day today at our house getting ready for lots of work to be done at the house in the country today. Let me tell you about it. We own a house in a very small town in South Carolina. We bought it from my hubbub's maternal grandparents in 2006. Prior to that the house has been in several different owner hands and has gone through many transformations as it was built in 1886 and was the original school house for this town. We gutted it down to the studs, and have been rebuilding while changing the floor plan around too.  Here's a sample of our work....



We also have photos of before we started the gutting and plan on organizing them into a progress scrapbook when the work is completed.  So there is lots of PAINTING in my plans for this weekend.

Enough about that... here's a SPOTTY card I made for some challenges going on right now in blogland.

Project # 304 of this year
  • A2 size card 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Papers from scraps 
  • Bows & Ribbon from Michael's
  • Sentiment matting is using Fiskars Journal / Bracket punch
  • CARDZ TV STAMPS "Make A Wish" stamp set 
  • Peachy Keen face PK-451 Wide Eyed Kids 1 1/8"
  • CREATE A CRITTER Carrot p. 26 cut @ 4"
  • Carrot on an Action Wobble from TSQ Royal Shoppe
  • Chalking for cheeks and white gel pen for eyes and freckles
My entry for the following Challenges:
Crafts and Me #90 Birthdays
Anything Goes Challenge #70 Polka Dot Birthday theme
Celebrate the Occasion #68 Happy Birthday
Die Cuttin' Divas #71 Summer Fruits and Veggies
Clear It Out! Anything Goes & use more than 1 ribbon in your project

Thanks for stopping by! I'll be posting more projects today, so come back and see me now, ya hear? :) Janis

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Hello Sunshine

Pause Dream Enjoy Ch#25: 3 Things... click here
Paper Playtime Ch#77: Anything Goes plus a Sentiment... click here
Cricut Cardz Ch#111... click here
Crafting For All Seasons... click here

(UPDATE! I WON TOP 3 AT PAPER AND SUCH WITH THIS CARD! WOO-HOO! THANK YOU, PAPER & SUCH!) 

(UPDATE! I WON "PERFECT 3" AT PERFECT SENTIMENT CHALLENGES WITH THIS CARD! YEAH! THANK YOU, PERFECT SENTIMENT CHALLENGES!)

Good afternoon, all my bloggy friends! There are so many fun challenges out there today, that I had to go make a card to fit some of the themes! I love playing in challenges.

Project # 303 of this year

  • A2 size card 4 1/4" x  5 1/2"
  • All papers from scraps
  • DOODLECHARMS Sun p. 96 cut @ 1 1/2" with shadow
  • SNAIL from digi art by DJ Inkers
  • Dew Drops from The Robin's Nest
  • Flower Lace from Michael's
  • Sentiment stamp from TSQ Royal Shoppe "Royal Garden" set
  • Image colored with BIC permanent markers... I LOVE THESE THINGS!


This is my submission in the following challenges:
Cooking It Up With Katie #98 Make it sunny, add some lace, include some flowers (I hope flower lace counts)
Crafty Creations #176 Embellish it with 3 different things (dew drops, lace, die cut sun)
Fab 'n' Funky #127 Cute and Girly
Paper Shelter Ch#70 punches and / or dies (I chose a die cut sun)
Scrapbook Sisters #90 Anything Goes
Scrapalicious - Summertime
The Perfect Sentiment #38 card with sunny sentiment like you are my sunshine, etc + Twist: include a sun image
Paper and Such Design - Snail or Dog

CCC #111 using Crocs Rule cart

Pause Dream Enjoy Ch#25: 3 Things... click here
Paper Playtime Ch#77: Anything Goes plus a Sentiment... click here
Cricut Cardz Ch#111... You are here
Crafting For All Seasons... click here

Pause Dream Enjoy Ch#25: 3 Things... click here
Paper Playtime Ch#77: Anything Goes plus a Sentiment... click here


Good morning! Today is the beginning of a brand new challenge over at Cardz TV! Come play with us!

Project # 289 of this year
S Fold closed

S Fold open

  • This is made with a piece of cardstock cut @ 4 1/4" x 11"
  • Score @ 2 3/4" and again at 5 1/2"
  • Cut mats at 2 5/8" x 4 1/8" (twice) and 2 1/2" x 4" (twice). For the inside cut mat 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" and 5 1/4" x 4"
  • CREATE A CRITTER Clouds p. 52 cut @ 1" and 1/2" - both edges with blue ink
  • Hearts attached to clouds with twine and glue dots
  • "Guess what" from CARDZ TV STAMPS "FAQ" set
  • Journal punch used for sentiment matting inside of card and inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink
  • CROCS RULE for Croc in Swimsuit cut @ 2 1/2" with Googlie eyes added
  • Grass was created with Fiskars Grass border punch
  • DOODLECHARMS for Sun p. 96 cut @ 1 1/2" with Shadow feature

CARDZ TV STAMPS "FAQ" 
CARDZ TV STAMPS "Fun in the Sun"
I hope you'll come play with us! Smiles :) Janis

This is my submission for the following challenges:
Bearly Mine #41 Anything Goes
Craft Room Challenge - Friendship
Creative Card Crew #13 1-2-3 (1 ribbon, 2 hearts, 3 die cuts - clouds, sun, croc)
LEG Designs #9 Summer's Here
Oldie But Goodie - Summer Holidays (hart buttons over a year old)
Party Time Tuesdays #74 Anything Goes
Sassy Cheryl's #121 Summer
Sweet Stamps #71 Patriotic or Summer (I chose Summer)
Twisted Tuesday - Something refreshing plus bonus of adding the color red (refreshing croc about to go swimming, red heart buttons)
That Craft Place - Green (green image, croc, ribbon, background paper)
Flourishes #175 Stamp, fav Die, fav Embellishment (sentiment stamp, Croc Rules fav cart, buttons and ribbon fav embellishments)
The Crafty Pad #176 More than 1 fold (S fold card)

Crafting For All Seasons Ch# 30

Crafting For All Seasons Ch#30... You are here
Cricut Cardz Ch# 111... click here
Pause Dream Enjoy Ch#25: 3 Things... click here
Paper Playtime Ch#77: Anything Goes plus a Sentiment... click here

Welcome to a brand new challenge at Crafting For All Seasons! For Ch#30 we are asked to create Patriotic, Military, or Fireworks project. I decided to use this cute, cute digi image provided by one of our sponsors SWEET 'N' SASSY.

Project # 288 of this year

  • A2 size card 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Navy Blue cardstock cut @ 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
  • FREEDOM cardstock (by We R Memory Keepers "Yankee Doodles" pack) cut @ 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Sentiment papers on bottom are also from this same paper pack
  • Sentiment stamped using CARDZ TV STAMPS "It's All About You" stamp set
  • Digi Image from SWEET 'n' SASSY
CARDZ TV STAMPS "It's All About You" 
Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure and visit Crafting For All Seasons and play along with us. :) Janis

This is my submission for the following challenges:
Bearly Mine #41 Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday #166 Amazing Animals (digi animals image)
Oldie But Goodie - Summer Holidays (ribbon is from last Fall)
Party Time Tuesdays #74 Anything Goes
Sassy Cheryl's #121 Summer
Sweet Stamps #71 Patriotic or Summer (I chose Patriotic)
Tuesday Throwdown #104 Gingham (gingham ribbon - I love gingham!)
Use it Tuesdays #34 Patriotic (the tiny buttons I hoard)
Shopping Our Stash #57 Red, White, & Blue OR Stars & Stripes (I chose R,W,B)
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - 4th of July
Crafty Sentiments - Red, White, & Blue

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A Slice of Summer


Paper Playtime Ch#77... Anything Goes plus add a sentiment.... click here
Pause Dream Enjoy Ch#25... 3 Things... click here


Hi, guys! I had such a great time today at lunch because I got to meet up with one of my crafting friends and fellow Design Team Sister, Sherri of The Squeaky Scraper. How cool is that?! She was traveling through leaving Florida and heading to North Carolina, so she passed right by the exit we live off of in South Carolina. We met at Rush's for lunch. My daughter, Bonnie, went with me, and I got to meet Sherri and her husband. I love all my crafting friends!

Me, Bonnie, Sherri of The Squeaky Scrapper
I was going to give her Rabbit Ears in the photo, but decided I better not. LOL

When I got home, I decided to finish up a card to post for today.

Project #300 of this year



Thanks for stopping by today! I'll see you tomorrow! Smiles :) Janis

This is my submission for the following challenges:
Bearly Mine #41 Anything Goes
Craft Room Challenge - Friendship
Clear It Out - Anything Goes plus more than 1 ribbon on project (ribbon added under sentiment & for bow)
Creative Card Crew #13 1-2-3 (1 digi image, 2 ribbons (bow and under sentiment), 3 dew drops)
Digital Tuesday #166 Amazing Animals (digi animals image)
LEG Designs #9 Summer's Here
Oldie But Goodie - Summer Holidays (Digi image is about a year old for me)
Party Time Tuesdays #74 Anything Goes
Sassy Cheryl's #121 Summer
Sweet Stamps #71 Patriotic or Summer (I chose Summer)
Tuesday Throwdown #104 Gingham (gingham ribbon - I love gingham!)
Twisted Tuesday - Something refreshing plus bonus of adding the color red (refreshing watermelon, red watermelon)
That Craft Place - Green (green image and sentiment matting, green in image, green gingham ribbon and bow)

Monday, June 25, 2012

TSQ Royal Digi Challenge...featuring DRS Designs

Paper Playtime Ch#77... Anything Goes plus add a sentiment.... click here
Pause Dream Enjoy Ch#25... 3 Things... click here

Welcome to The Scrapbooking Queen's June Digi Challenge where it's ANYTHING GOES time! Woo-Hoo!  The Design Team is featuring DRS Designs this month who is our sponsor. These are awesome stamps! I've used 2 of their rubber stamps for my projects:
The Silhouette Hiker (reminds me of my hubbub who loves to hike in the mountains) I didn't do anything but stamp him and place him on a Mini Card (4 1/4" x 4 1/4") and added some twine and a button.

Project #275 of this year
The Proud Catch Fisherman (isn't he cute?) I colored with chalks. ELEGANT EDGES was used for the image matting ("stamp cut" @ 3"). Added some twine and a button.

Project #276 of this year
All of the papers for both of these cards are from the COMPLETE BOY stack. Great boyish papers in here!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you'll pop over to The Scrapbooking Queen's June Digi Challenge and play with us. Smiles! :) Janis
Project #276 above is entered into the following challenges:
The Cutie Pie Ch#21 One for the Boys
Love to Create #21 Anything Goes
My Mum's Craft Shop #61 About the Boys
Victorine Originals #36 Anything Goes

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Cardz TV Stamps Ch#11... Day 3

Pause Dream Enjoy Ch#25... click here

Good morning, Sunshine! Today is Day 3 of Mary's Cardz TV Stamps Ch#11. For Ch#11 it's "Anything Goes"! Create a card or craft project using any theme and any colors you'd like. You have until midnight EST, Sunday, June 24th to post your name and a link to your card, LO or craft in Mr. Linky at Cardz TV by clicking HERE.  Mary will announce the winner on Monday, June 25th, and the winner, picked by random.org, will receive a set of Cardz TV Stamps - winner's choice! 

To see my project for Day 1.... click here
To see my project for Day 2... click here

Now it's time for Day 3's project!

Project #292 of this year

Action Wobble in Action!
This was a fun card to make! I asked my daughter, Bonnie, to pick a cut for me to use from the LOVE YOU A LATTE Cricut Lite cart. She pointed to this cut and said BEE! You didn't know there was a bee on the Love You A Latte Cart, did you? I didn't either, but that's what Bonnie picked and said BEE! She's so creative..... Can you guess what this cut is "suppose" to be on the cart? It's actually the COFFEE BEANS cut. LOL  

  • A2 size card 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • LOVE YOU A LATTE "Have a Cup" for sentiment matting cut @ 2 1/4" with Shadow and again at 2 1/2" with Shadow for all the layers
  • LOVE YOU A LATTE "Coffee Beans" for Bee cut @ 3"
  • Peachy Keen Critter Faces Set A Medium PK-754 for face - chalk added for cheek color, white gel pen added to eye
  • Sparkle Gel pen added to wings
  • Black BIC marker added for belly stripes
  • Cardz TV Stamps "Going Buggy" for sentiment
  • Twine and Action Wobble (on bee)  from TSQ Royal Castle Shoppe
TSQ Royal Castle Shoppe

TSQ Royal Castle Shoppe 
Cardz TV Stamps "Going Buggy" 
You have until midnight EST, Sunday, June 24th to post your name and a link to your card, LO or craft in Mr. Linky at Cardz TV by clicking HERE.
:) Janis

What a Wonderful World

Pause Dream Enjoy Ch#25: 3 Things... Click here
Paper Playtime Ch# 77: Anything Goes plus add a Sentiment... Click here
Cardz TV Stamps Ch# 11: Anything Goes... Click here

Happy Sunday! My friends & I decided to make a BLUE card today. Okay, so I have other colors in my card too, but the teddy dress is BLUE and the sky is BLUE... does that count?

Hop over and visit my friends and see what they made. If their card isn't up yet, check back later. :)
Lynn @ Boots and Bling Time
Susan @ It's Me Susan P

Project # 294 of this year

  • A2 size card 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS grass (darker green in back) p. 49 cut @ 1" @ Real Dial Size
  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS grass (light green in front) p. 40 cut @ 1/2" Read Dial Size
  • CREATE A CRITTER Teddy Bear p. 27 cut @ 2 1/2"
  • CREATE A CRITTER Clouds cut @ 1" and 1/2"
  • KAD sentiment stamp from "Of Mice and Lil Men"
  • DOODLECHARMS Sun p. 96 cut @ 1 1/2"
  • Dew Drops from The Robin's Nest "Lily Pad" collection
  • Stickers from Walmart
  • Flying trails added with black sharpie
This is my submission for the following challenges:
Catered Crop - Colors of the Rainbow or a Rainbow (rainbow colors)
Corrosive Challenges #152 Summertime Girls
Crafting When We Can #21 Summer Fun
Cupcake Inspirations #166 Photo Inspirations (used colors from photo)
Dream Valley Challenges #35 Things With Wings (bee, butterflies)
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Summer Daze
One Stitch At A Time - Summer dresses
Robyn's Fetish #113 No flowers anywhere at all
Sentimental Sundays #108 Cute and Girly
Daring Cardmakers - You're So Sweet, something sweet
Charisma Cardz #24 Summer
Cute Card Thursday #222 Here Comes Summer
Dutch Dare Card Challenge #170 Summer fun
Fab 'n' Funky #126 Polka Dots (background paper)
Scrapalicious - Summertime
Shopping Our Stash #56 Stuck on Stickers

Thanks for stopping by! :) Janis

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Cardz TV Stamps Ch# 11... Day 2

Pause Dream Enjoy Ch#25... click here

Happy Saturday, everyone! Today is Day 2 of Mary's Cardz TV Stamps Ch#11.

Here is what Mary has to say about this challenge:
Cardz TV Stamps Design Team Challenge #11

"Anything Goes!" Create a card or craft project using any theme and any colors you'd like.

You have until midnight EST, Sunday, June 24th to post your name and a link to your card, LO or craft in Mr. Linky at Cardz TV by clicking HERE

Mary will announce the winner on Monday, June 25th, and the winner, picked by random.org, will receive a set of Cardz TV Stamps - winners choice!


Pretty cool, huh?  To see my project I made yesterday, CLICK HERE.

For today's project, I decided to use Mary's "Farmyard Funnies" stamp set and my COUNTY FAIR Cricut cartridge.
Project # 291 of this year

  • TALL Card 9" x 8" scored and folded @ 4". This will fit into a regular Business size #10 envelope with no problem. :)
  • COUNTY FAIR Chick @ Fence p. 54 cut @ 3 1/4"
  • Grass made using Fiskars Grass border punch
  • CREATE A CRITTER Clouds cut @ 1" and 1 1/2"
  • DOODLECHARMS Sun p. 96 cut @ 1 1/2" with Shadow feature
  • Tiny buttons added to grass
  • All papers from scraps drawer (Man! I've got to clean out these scraps!)
  • Cardz TV Stamps "Farmyard Funnies" for "Hey Chickie" sentiment
Hope you'll come play with us! Have a fun weekend! :) Janis
This is my submission for the following challenge:
Paper Take Weekly - BINGO (I chose buttons, free, punches)

Thanks for Sticking your Neck out!

Pause Dream Enjoy Ch#25.... click here (Group of 3 things on your project - I used dew drops)
Cardz TV Stamps Ch#11.... click here  (Anything Goes)
Paper Playtime Ch# 76... click here (Anything Goes plus add a sentiment)

Happy Saturday to you! A couple of friends and I decided to go make a YELLOW card that would fit some challenges going on right now. So we all created cards today for challenges.

Visit Lynn @ Boots and Bling Time... click here
Visit Susan @ It's Me Susan P.... click here

Here's my YELLOW card....

Project # 293 of this year

  •  TALL Card 9" x 8" scored and folded @ 4". This will fit into a regular #10 Business size envelope.
  • Fiskars Grass border punch used for grass at bottom.
  • CREATE A CRITTER Giraffe p. 48 cut @ 6 1/2"
  • CREATE A CRITTER Clouds p. 52 cut @ 1 1/2" and inked around edges with blue chalk ink
  • CREATE A CRITTER Kite p. 48 cut @ 4 1/2"
  • DOODLECHARMS Sun p. 96 cut @ 1 1/2"
  • Dew Drops from THE ROBIN'S NEST "Lily Pad" bottle... click here to shop
  • CARDZ TV STAMPS "Critter Captions" for sentiment... click here to shop
  • All papers from SCRAPS!

This is being entered into the following challenges:
2 Sisters #97 Anything Goes
Allsorts #160 Die Cuts
Totally Gorjuss #137 Something Yellow
Daring Cardmakers You're so Sweet - something sweet
Charisma Cardz #24 Summer
Cute Card Thursday #222 Here comes Summer
Dutch Dare Card #170 Summer Fun
Fab 'n' Funky #126 Polka Dots
Scrapalicious Summertime
Paper Take Weekly BINGO (I chose punches [fiskars grass punch], free, buttons)

Thanks for stopping by! :) Janis

Friday, June 22, 2012

52Q Ch#25

Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #25... You are here
Cardz TV Stamps Ch# 11... Click here
Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps June Release Blog Hop Day 4.... Click here

Welcome to Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges Friday challenge! A new question or theme is posted every Friday. That's 52 projects in 2012 if you do them all! We thought it would be a neat idea to make all 52 projects part of a mini album... a new page every week based on question or theme. 
But you interpret this challenge any way you like.
All forms of crafting are welcome!
Cards, Tags, Layouts, etc.
Enter before the end of the month to be in the drawing for that month's prize, but all challenges are open until the end of the year giving everyone plenty of time to Jump In or Get Started. ENJOY!!

Our June Sponsors are

Lucy Kelleher - CLOSE TO MY HEART  USA consultant
SHOP USA with Lucy Kelleher

and 

Darla Haverstock  Canadian consultant
SHOP CANADA with Darla Haverstock

We will have 1 USA Winner & 1 Canadian Winner!!

USA Prize -  $17.95 value!
Canadian Prize - $17.95 value!
52 Questions... Ch# 25 Challenge:
For Week # 25, Use 3 of something... anything!
Create any type of project and include 3 of something... embellishments, papers, stickers, dew drops, die cuts, layers, etc.
Project # 235 of this year

  • My 3 of Something...... 3 Flowers.... 3 Aqua Dew Drops... 3 Golden Dew Drops...
  • Tag base is cut from ELEGANT EDGES "Swirl 2" on page 39 cut @ 4 1/2" using the Oblong and Shadow features.
  • FOREVER YOUNG used for girl in dress. 
  • Brad in Prima flowers from Joann's.
  • Dew Drops from The Robin's Nest "Mardi Gras" collections. (See link below)
Please pop over to Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges where there is a new challenge every FRIDAY!

Supplies Used:
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I'm a Stinker!... Cardz TV Stamps Ch# 11

Cardz TV Stamps Ch# 11... You are here
Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps June Release Blog Hop Day 4.... Click here
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #25... Click here

Good morning! Cardz TV Stamps is starting their Challenge #11 today! Woo-Hoo! For Ch#11 Mary has given us the ANYTHING GOES favorite! Simply create a card or craft project using any theme or colors you'd like. The Challenge starts today, Friday, June 22 and ends Sunday, June 24th. The winner will be announced on CARDZ TV on Monday and will be able to choose which Cardz TV Stamp set they would like. Funness!

Here is my card I created as part of the Design Team inspiration:

Project #279 of this year

  • A2 size card 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Background paper is from Hobby Lobby. GCD Studios "Funhouse" 12x12 pack
  • CREATE A CRITTER Skunk p. 61 cut @ 3 1/2
  • CREATE A CRITTER Stump p. 61 cut @ 1 1/2"
  • Fiskar's Grass punch used for layers of grasses
  • CARDZ TV STAMPS "Critter Captions" for sentiment... click here to shop


Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting! Please hop over to CARDZ TV and play along with us. Smiles! :) Janis
Add to my friend's Inspire Me Fridays!


June Blog Hop Day 4: Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps...MFPS

Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps June Release Blog Hop Day 4.... You are HERE
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #25... Click here
Cardz TV Stamps Ch# 11... Click here

Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's
June Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are:
Welcome Poppies Featured June 19
I'm In Stitches Featured June 20
Island Life Featured June 21
Silly Shells Featured June 22 (TODAY!)

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day. The names are drawn randomly.) All four winners will be announced on June 23, 2012 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday, June 22, 2012.

Here's a look at June's Stamp Release Sets:

Today we are featuring the SILLY SHELLS stamp set:
Silly Shells
Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps
Click here to shop
Here are 2 projects I made using this stamp set:
Project # 271 of this year
MFPS June #18
Project # 272 of this year
MFPS June #19
Both of these are Mini Cards which measure 4" x 4" using SILLY SHELLS for both the images and sentiments. Each of the images are colored using chalks. I love the soft feel of coloring with chalks. White tulle was added to the boat card. 

Project # 290 of this year
MFPS June #21

And here is my Cricut creations using Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps sentiment stamps from the SILLY SHELLS stamp set. To see how to make one of these Post-It Note holders, see yesterday's post by clicking HERE. All of the measurements are there for you with another example of one I made. I'm making 4 of these so we can give them to the 4 ladies who work in our apartment office. They are always so nice!

For this particular project I used Cricut cart CROCS RULE and cut the Croc wearing a bathing suit @ 3 1/2" and added some googlie eyes. The Sun is from Cricut cart DOODLECHARMS p. 96 cut @ 1 1/2" with Shadow feature. The clouds are from Cricut cart CREATE A CRITTER p. 52 and cut @ 1" and again @ 1/2". The grass is also cut from CREATE A CRITTER p. 45 cut @ 1" and again at 1/2". The sentiment matting is cut using Cricut cart ELEGANT EDGES "Butterfly2" p. 51 Oblong & Shadow features cut @ 3 1/2" and ran through Cuttlebug with "Seeing Spots" embossing folder. It's also inked around the edges with Tea Dye ink.

Our daughter used to make jewelry when she was in high school (over 4 years ago), and she's had this box full of beads and metal, charms and wire... just sitting there. So she brought it over and said maybe I could use some of it to add to my cards. Yes! Party time! 

I love Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps sets. I love the images and the sentiments. I hope I inspired you this week to make a few purchases and create some awesome projects using these stamps. It's fun to use the stamped images and color them with chalks. It's also fun to use my Cricut along with MFPS sentiment stamps. Don't ever limit yourself. This is ART. Explore. Create. :)

You can shop MFPS by clicking HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I really appreciate all of you who visit me, leave me comments and are followers. This was the last day of our June Release Blog Hop, but you can still come by and visit me now and then to see more projects! Smiles :) Janis
Here is a list of everyone in the hop: