Thursday, March 7, 2013

How does your Garden grow?

Hi! What are you guys doing? I put some beef roast in the crock pot this morning with some Lipton's Onion Soup Mix, a little water, and some chopped up potatoes. It sure does smell good now. Hope it will be delicious for supper!

  • I wanted to use the JAR from my Doodlecharms cartridge today. I started looking around Pinterest and Google images for inspiration. Then I went to my Bestie's (Mary) blog, Cardz TV, and searched her DOODLECHARM projects. I followed the layering instructions on her video to make my jar, but used a different size and different critters. 

You can see Mary's blog post and video HERE.

Here is my creation!

  • A2 size card "Portrait" style 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • All pattern papers from American Crafts "With Love" 6x6 pad (from Target)
  • Hounds-tooth mat cut @ 4" x 5 1/4"
  • ELEGANT EDGES "Leaves" Oblong and shadow p. 29 cut @ 4 1/4"
    • Jar p.95 cut @ 3 1/2"
    • Basic cut in gray
    • Blackout cut in Brown (twice) and clear acetate
    • One of the brown cuts, I cut off the lid to place on top of the gray layer
    • The acetate goes on the very top and adhered lightly with Zig 2-Way glue pen around edges only - creates a nice Shadow like Mary said in her video - I agree.
    • I recycled a Cricut Mat cover for the acetate on this jar. :)
    • Limb also p. 95 cut @ 3 1/2"
  • Jar adhered to Elegant Edges mat with foam tape for dimension
  • Trendy Twine
  • Martha Stewart Classic Butterfly punch
  • Heart Buttons
  • Cardz TV Stamps "Think Spring" for sentiment on bottom
Thanks for stopping by today! Check out Mary's video to learn how to layer this jar. Pretty cool!   Here's the inside....

Again used Cardz TV Stamps "Think Spring" for sentiment.

:) Janis


The Ribbon Girls - Must use ribbon - Add Ribbon or Twine (Sun)
Love to Create 3E -  #55 Pick 2 items to use on your card (die cuts, ribbon/twine, pearls, etc) (Mon) (2 butterflies, 2 buttons)
Creative Card Crew - 2W - #31 Ribbon (Tues)
Party Time Tuesdays - W3E (2E anything goes wk) - #110 Die Cuts (Tues)
Top Tip Tuesday - 2W, 3E - #96 Up, Up and Away (balloons, spaceships, planes, etc.) (Tues) (butterflies)
Twisted Tuesday - 2W, must use twist (see blog) - #45 Spring with something green or recycled (Tues) (spring butterflies and recycled acetate on jar from cover sheet on Cricut mat)
Creative Moments - 2W, 3E - #12 Add a sentiment (Wed)
Divas by Design - 2E - Buttons and Bows (Wed)
Flutterby Wednesdays - 1E, must have butterfly or fairy - #230 Anything Goes (Wed)
Paper Shelter Challenge - 3E, SIO - #102 punches and dies (Wed)


  1. Very very cute the design! Doodlecharms is one of my favs!

  2. Your card is gorgeous, lovely layout with neat little finishing touches. Thank you for entering Creative Card Crew challenge.
    Lou DT.

  3. Beautiful Janis!! I have used that jar before, it`s so fun :)

    Purple Monkey Moments

    1. Janis, I love this card. Mary was my first go to blog when I started cardmaking. Then I found you too. Whoop! I think I'm still in the learning phase (a year later), but I do have fun. When I need acetate, I use clear page protectors that come from Office Depot, Staples, etc. A box of 100 is really pretty inexpensive and since they are folded, you get twice as much. They work out fine on cards, even tho they might not be as heavy as a recycled Cricut mat. Just my solution. Thanks and Hugs for all your inspiration.

  4. Beautiful card Janis! I love all the beautiful details.

  5. Love the jar with butterflies! Thank you for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

  6. A really pretty card, love the detail!
    Thanks for joining us at THE PAPER SHELTER Challenge this week, hope we see you again soon.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  7. This is just adorable. I love the cut of the jar!! I must use it one day. You are making me hungry with your description of your beef roast. Thanks for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party.


  8. I love pot roast in the crock pot. Try a jar of beef gravy...good!

    I made one of these jars once. I do like the butterflies inside too. Very nice.

    Love your blog!

  9. Fabulous work sweetie thanks for playing with us at Divas by Design this wk hugs Rebekah xx

  10. Janis, this is fabulous. It reminds me of when my daughter was little she loved butterflies. She had a bug jar. Have a great evening

  11. Lovely card! The jar came out wonderfully and I love the paper you have used. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Card Crew. Hope you have a fabulous day!

    - Jenn DT

  12. So very sweet. Thank you for joining us at Love to Create Challenge with your lovely creation.

  13. Beautiful. Loving the jar and colors used.

    Have a great day.
    Hugs Nana
    ♥ My Crafting Channel ♥

  14. Great card love the jar image -thanks for joining us at twisted Tuesday
    Carol DT x

  15. I love the jar!!! beautiful creation! Thank you for linking up to Tara's first Linky Party over at Craftin Desert Diva's.


  16. Very pretty. Love the beautiful way you finished the inside, too. And your crock pot dinner sounds amazing! Thanks so much for playing with us at Flutterby Wednesdays.

  17. Fabulous card - great design.
    Thanks for playing along with The Divas this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  18. I just love this bright cheerful card - such gorgeous die cuts and a great design - thank you for playing along at The Paper Shelter this week hugs judith x

  19. What a fun card love it.
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments.

  20. This is a lovely card. Thanks for playing in the Creative Card Crew Ribbon challenge. Cheers FiLoMa

  21. Cute cards! love the idea with the jar too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)