Saturday, June 29, 2013

Wetlands: Aqua Painter & Sponged Background

I found an awesome sketch for a card this morning on Pinterest. Don't you just love Pinterest. The sketch for this card came from HERE.

I used my currently favorite stamp set, Wetlands, for this card, and I used the embossing folder, Woodgrain.

Take a looksee....

126695 (w) $21.95
126697 (c)  $16.95

127821   $7.95 

Basic Black card base cut @ 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Whisper White mat embossed with Woodgrain folder cut @ 4" x 5 1/4"

Basic Black image mat cut @ 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"

Wild Wasabi image mat cut @ 3 1/8" x 4 3/8"

Whisper White image mat cut @ 2 7/8" x 4 1/8"

WETLANDS Stamp Set used for image and for sentiment

101610 Stamping Sponges used for shading grassy area with Wild Wasabi ink

103954 Aqua Painter used to watercolor duck's belly using Baked Brown Sugar

126877 Whisper White 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon


Thanks for stopping by today! :) Janis

Friday, June 28, 2013

Punch Easy Pockets with the Hexagon Punch!

I love that I can now make easy peasy pockets with the HEXAGON punch! Just punch off the page or punch out the whole hexagon and snip off a part to create the pocket opening! How cool is that?! 
If you have the Six-Sided Sampler and Hexagon BUNDLE,
you can use the STITCHED stamp with the punch to make
a stitched pocket. 
BUNDLES save you 15%!

p. 125 in the catalog
132725 Wood mount $36.50
132724 Clear mount $29.50

Or you can just use the White Gel Pen to add stitching. 
Both ways look pretty awesome!

p. 163 in the catalog
105021  Medium Ball Point Tip $3.95

The sentiment used on the above card is also from a BUNDLE!
p. 32 in the catalog
132723 Wood mount $34.75
132722 Clear mount $28.75

Want to see more BUNDLES?
or use my blog's Page Tabs at the top and click on 

If you've been thinking about having an Online Stampin' Up! Party
or would like more information on how that works,
email me at
CraftyJanis at live dot com!

Enjoy your day! :) Janis

Thursday, June 27, 2013

CAS card for the CASE Study Challenge

I'm so feeling like I need to get on the couch and read a while, but first I wanted to post this card I made this afternoon for the CASE Study challenge that started today.

Here's my card!

Whisper White card base cut @ 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

  • 100730 Whisper White 8 1/2" x 11 pack
  • 124302 Whisper White 12" x 12" pack
Calypso Coral mat cut @ 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
  • 122925   8 1/2" x 11" pack
Whisper White mat cut @ 4" x 5 1/4"

Triangles punch out using 122361 Petite Pennants Builder Punch

Sentiment from June's Paper Pumpkin kit

Sentiment inked with 126985 Wisteria Wonder

Sentiment banner flagged on the end using the corner of the 130919 Hexagon Punch

Triangle cardstock colors are:
  • 122925 Calypso Coral
  • 122924 Pool Party
  • 126985 Wisteria Wonder
  • 122923 Island Indigo
  • Lucky Limeade (retired)

Thanks for stopping by. :) Janis

Two Sponged Background Cards

Hello all my crafty and bloggy friends! 

Everyone who is wanting to have an Online Stampin' Up Party with me in July, please email me at CraftyJanis at live dot com or private message me on Facebook so I can get your online party on my calendar. :)

I have 2 cards to show you today that both have sponged backgrounds.

The first card is using Pistachio Pudding as the card base....

  • 130020 Pistachio Pudding card base 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • 117335 Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder
  • 127019 Large Scallop Edgelits
  • Whisper White cardstock used for image
    • 100730 (8 1/2" x 11")
    • 124302 (12" x 12")
  • 101610 Stamping Sponges used for background (I cut my sponges into 4 pieces)
  • 131177 Pistachio Pudding ink for sponged background
  • 131174 Baked Brown Sugar ink for sponged background
  • 131175 Coastal Cabana ink for sponged background
  • 126980 Basic Black ink for images
  • Wetlands Stamp Set for images
    • (w) 126695
    • (c) 126697

  • 131199 Crushed Curry card base 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • 117335 Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder
  • 127019 Large Scallop Edgelits
  • 131296 Baked Brown Sugar cut @ 2" x 5 1/2"
  • 119246 Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Backed Brown Sugar image mat cut @ 3 1/8" x 4 1/8"
  • Whisper White used for image
    • 100730 (8 1/2" x 11")
    • 124302 (12" x 12")
  • 101610 Stamping Sponges used for background (I cut my sponges into 4 pieces)
  • 131173 Crushed Curry ink for sponged background
  • 126956 Pink Pirouette ink for sponged background
  • 126963 Perfect Plum ink for sponged background
  • 131174 Baked Brown Sugar ink for images
  • Summer Silhouettes for images
    • (w) 132082
    • (c) 126447
I had so much fun sponging this background and it was EASY PEASY!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by today. :) Janis

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Mini Album Blog Hop

Hello all my bloggy and crafty friends!
Welcome to our Mini Album Blog Hop.
You should have arrived here from Mary @ Cardz TV.
Your next stop is Lynn @ Boots and Bling Time.
But wait! Don't go yet! I want to show you my mini album!

I love this mini! I saw someone on Pinterest who had followed Dawn's instructions to make one. So I went to the link to Dawn's blog and watched the video, took notes, and created one of my own adding a few changes here and there.

The base is made from one piece of 12" x 12" double-sided pattern paper. 
I love minis that use one piece of paper!

Here are all the details:
Stamp Sets:
Animal Talk
#132569 (wood)
#126392 (clear)

#131177 Pistachio Pudding

#129310 Gingham Garden (mini base)
#108641 Wild Wasabi
#115320 Melon Mambo
#122923 Island Indigo
#105118 So Saffron

#130028 Brights Designer Buttons
#126872 Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

#104332 SNAIL
# 104331 SNAIL Refill
#103683 Glue Dots
#104430 Stampin' Dimensionals

Shop Stampin' Up HERE. June's Mystery Hostess Code HERE.
Technique: You can see Dawn's instructional video HERE.

Here is the entire blog hop!
Mary @ Cardz TV
Janis @ Pause Dream Enjoy (you are here)
Lynn @ Boots and Bling Time
Stacey @ Stacey's Creative Corner
Ginger @ My Sisters Scrapper
Susan @ It's Me Susan P

:) Janis
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

An Inky Situation.... and other Things to Note

Here are a bunch of reminders and things of note... are you ready?

LAST DAY:  Today is the last day to use the June Mystery Hostess Code 36FGKB6P when ordering from my Stampin' Up store for a chance to win the June Hostess Benefits!


Check this out......
NEW: An Inky Situation  will start monthly Linky Parties on July 1st and then on the 1st day of the month after that. Here are some things to keep in mind....
An Inky Situation - GUIDELINES
  • Our Linky Parties are JUST FOR FUN
  • Linky Party themes will be posted on the 1st day of the month
  • Any stamping or punched project is welcome (no digis, please)
  • Follow the theme
  • You do NOT have to use Stampin' Up products
  • When there is a color theme, you do not need to use Stampin' Up colors. We just use the color names as a base for reference.
  • Submit a new project not previously posted
  • Add our graphic to your blog with a link back to us
  • Enter no more than one project a week

REMINDER: Grab Your Greetings Sale ends Sunday, June 30!

TOMORROW: Mini Album Blog Hop! Check it out right here!

:) Janis

July Clubs Make & Take Project

Scroll down for my Butterfly card I posted earlier this morning!

My July Clubs will be having some fun with this Make & Take! This card is the same style as a card I created and posted not long ago in purple, but this time it's done with Crushed Curry.

  •  131173 Crushed Curry cardstock card base cut @ 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Portrait Style
  • 130132 Neutrals Designer Series Paper - Soft Suede Chevron Pattern cut @ 4 1/4" x 1 3/4"
  • Wetlands Stamp Set: (w) 126695 or (c) 126697
  • 131173 Crushed Curry ink
  • 129983 Chalk Talk Dies
  • 101610 Stamping Sponges
  • 126872 Daffodil Delight Ribbon
  • 122941 Mini Silver Brads
  • 126189 Paper-Piercing Tool
  • 113439 Big Shot
  • 130658 Big Shot Magnetic Plate
  • 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Whisper White for tag
    • 100730 - 8 1/2" x 11"
    • 124302 - 12" x 12"

To see my post for my purple version, click HERE.


Thanks for stopping by today! :) Janis

Hello to you!

Today's card is especially for the new challenges up at DYNAMIC DUOS and THE PAPER PLAYERS.

  • Tangerine Tango card base cut @ 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" (111349 - 8 1/2" x 11")
  • Whisper White border cut @ 5 1/2" X 1 1/2" 
    • 100730 (8 1/2" X 11)
    • 124302 (12" X 12")
  • Border embossed with Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder (117335)
  • Border scallop created using Large Scallop Edgelits (127019)
  • Whisper White Ribbon (126877)
  • Butterflies created using Beautiful Wings Embosslits (118138)
  • Sentiment from Paper Pumpkin June Kit
  • Sentiment inked with Sahara Sand ink (126976)

Dynamic Duos #58

The Paper Players
Thanks for stopping by today! :) Janis

Monday, June 24, 2013

Ginger's Travel Journal

I am so excited to share a video with you that my friend, Ginger of My Sisters Scrapper, posted this morning using several Stampin' Up stamp sets, SU punches, and SU Designer Series papers. You are going to love this!  You can visit Ginger's blog HERE. Enjoy!  Oh, and remember, the last day to use my Stampin' Up June Mystery Hostess Code is tomorrow, Tuesday, June 25th. (When all orders combined using this code reach $150 before tax and shipping, someone who ordered using that code will WIN the June Hostess Benefits! Good luck!!)

126883 Ticket Duo Builder Punch 

130138 (12" x 12") I Am Me Designer Series Paper Pack
Post Card Stamp
(w) 130366
(c) 130369

Around the World Stamp Set
(w) 131080
(c) 131083

That's The Ticket Stamp Set
(w) 131946
(c) 128075

Filmstrip Stamp
(w) 132690
Thanks for stopping by today! :) Janis


Pause Dream Enjoy (PDE) Ch# 13 Anything Goes
Paper Playtime (PPT) Ch# 13 Red, White and Blue
Begins: Monday, Jun 24
Ends: Sunday, Jul 7

Background Basic Black Cardstock for photo
121045 for 8 1/2" x 11"
124267 for 12" x 12"

Real Red card base cut @ 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
102482 for 8 1/2" X 11"
124290 for 12" x 12"

Marina Mist cut @ 4" x 2 1/4"

Whisper White cut @ 4" x 1 7/8"
100730 for 8 1/2" x 11"
124302 for 12" x 12"

Real Red Ink

Marina Mist Ink

Basic Black Ink $5.95 (double stamped for lighter affect)

Modern Label Punch

Words of Courage
(w) 132097
(c) 126337

Simply Stars
(w) 130889
(c) 130892

White Gel Pen

Sahara Sand $ 5.95 (edging around sentiment matting)

Come Shop Stampin' Up with me HERE

Thanks for stopping by today!
:) Janis

Saturday, June 22, 2013


Reminder: My Stampin' Up Mystery Hostess Code 36FGKB6P ends Tues, June 25th. Use this code when placing an order ( for a chance to win the Hostess Benefits. Private message me if you have any questions or would like to have an online party or join my team. :)