Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Coming Soon to Pause Dream Enjoy - LINKY PARTIES every other Tues!!

It's almost time to start our new LINKY PARTY challenges right here at 
Pause Dream Enjoy 
in the LINKY PARTY page tab! Woo-Hoo!

New linky parties will be posted every other TUESDAY - so make sure you link up your crafty projects!

1) Follow the theme
2) New or Past projects welcome (any type of crafting as long as it fits the current theme)
3) You may link up as many times as you'd like as long as they are different projects
4) Please become a FOLLOWER of Pause Dream Enjoy
That's it! Easy Peasy!
See you next Tuesday to get started with Linky Party fun!!
I'll give you a hint.... BALLOONS may be the first Linky Party theme. :)
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:) Janis

Are we there yet?

Do you have big plans tonight for ringing in the New Year? 
2014...... Are we there yet?

Kraft Card Base 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Black 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Sky 4" x 5 1/4"
Grass 4" and hand cut for hills
Brown 4" x 1 3/4" and punched with Grass Fiskars border punch
Thread wrapped a couple of times around bottom
Cardz TV Stamps "FAQ's" stamp set for sentiment

UFO ship from Lettering Delights

Sky paper from Simple Stories "I {HEART} Summer"
from The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Castle Shoppe (Facebook store).
Bottom grass paper from Hobby Lobby's "Khloe Lane."

UFO ship and One-Eyed Monster both adhered with foam tape for dimension.

Submitted to 
Creative Card Crew (anything goes)
Tuesday Morning Sketches (anything goes)
365 Cards Day 364 (Challenge Combo) 
[I combined Day 302 Starts with A - Alien, and Day 305 Starts with S - Spaceship]
Creative Craft Chs (anything goes)
Just Inspirational (anything goes)
The Squirrel and the Fox (anything goes)

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 
Be sure and visit my blog tomorrow.
I have a big announcement,
and a GIVE-AWAY!
Make sure you are a FOLLOWER of my blog!
:) Janis

Monday, December 30, 2013

Sailboat Thank You Card

Happy Monday to you! Are you sending out any Thank You cards? Here's one I created over the weekend. I love all the layering.

Card Base KRAFT 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Black 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
Pattern 5 1/4" x 4"

Black 2 1/8" x 3 1/8" (twice)
Pattern 2" x 3" (twice)

Black 2 5/8" x 3 5/8"
Pattern 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"

Fish, sailboat, waves, and hearts all from the 

"Thank You" stamp and metal die from Stampin' Up "Bitty Banners"
Orange button from The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Castle Shoppe (Facebook store).

Love this boat banner!
All pattern papers from Simple Stories "I {HEART} Summer" from The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Castle Shoppe (Facebook store).

Submitted to Craft Your Passion (something new - new paper pad & SVG cut collection), and The Squirrel and the Fox (anything goes). 

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!
:) Janis

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Better Fell Better - Get Well Card

Today I have a Get Well Card to show you. Seems like so many have been sick these past few weeks. It landed in our house last week too. Sent this card to a friend last week. Everyone out there who is sick, I hope you feel better real soon. And everyone out there who is around sick family members or co-workers - don't forget to take your Vitamin C and stay well.

I used Miss Kate Cuttables SUMMER Collection file. You can find it HERE.

Papers from Simple Stories "Say Cheese" from The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Castle Shoppe (Facebook store).
Sentiment on front of card from Stampin' Up "A Dozen Thoughts."
Sentiment on inside from Cardz TV "Heartfelt Wishes."

Entered at 365 Cards (Day 358 - use any past ch. I picked Day 30 in 2009 - use a ladybug on your project), Cute Card Thursday (anything goes), Totally Gorjuss (new - new cut file for me!), 365 Cards (use 2 sharp objects to create card - Cameo cutting and paper trimmer), and Red Carpet Studio (use something new - new 6x6 pad!).

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. 
:) Janis

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Butterfly Bracket Mini Album

For the past 2 Saturdays, I've been showing you mini album creations. Today is the last in this series. All of these mini albums were given to our children at Christmas for them to add family photos to. 

I used Lori Whitlock's Bracket Mini Album SVG cut file from the Silhouette Online Store. 

Every page has a place for photos except the front and back covers.

All background papers are from 
Stampin' Up "Floral District" 12x12 papers (clearance section). 

This mini is for our daughter, Keri, who loves flowers and butterflies. I know this because they are tattooed all over her body. LOL

I used chipboard butterflies with vellum overlays on the wings.  

All phrases are from Miss Kate Cuttables.
Some were SVG files, and some incorporated the Cameo's Print & Cut feature. 

I hope you've enjoyed my mini album series these past 3 Saturdays. They have been fun to create, and I tried to capture the recipients' personality in each one making them unique. I love all the papers used and embellishments. There may be another mini album series again in January... who knows?

This project is being linked up with Just Because Linky Party (anything goes).

Thanks for stopping by.
Cheers! :) Janis

Friday, December 27, 2013

Wish Big, Little Ladybug

Happy Friday! How's your week going? Who has already been shopping or is going shopping this weekend for all the sales? I would love to go for the sales, but I hate crowds, so I'll probably skip it. But if you are going shopping, have fun for me!

I absolutely love the card I made that I'm showing you today. Sometimes I'll make a card and think, "ehh." But sometimes I'll make a card and think, "Wow. I did that!" LOL  I followed a sketch of a card I saw on Pinterest. Not sure where she got the sketch from or if she created it. The link just goes to her Etsy and there's no info on the card specifics that I could find.

I love all the layers on my card! Take a looksee.....

Kraft card base 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Gray 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Black dots 4" x 5 1/4"

Gray strip 2 1/4" x 5 1/4"
Red dots 2 1/8" x 5 1/4"

Gray mats 2 1/8" x 3 5/8" (x 2)
Newspaper print 2" x 3 1/2" (x 2)

Green brackets on left side (leftovers I was going to toss, but decided to use),  and shaped sentiment matting are from a Label & Bracket Punch
Top left corners of mats punched with a Fiskar corner rounder
All pattern papers from Simple Stories "Say Cheese" from the Royal Castle Shoppe
Twine & Button from the Royal Castle Shoppe
Miss Kate Cuttables "Cute Ladybug"
Stampin' Up "A Dozen Thoughts" for sentiment

I'm so glad you stopped by my blog today! Enjoy the rest of your week and your weekend.
:) Janis

Submitted at 365 Cards (anything goes), Just Because Linky Party (anything goes), Cuttin and Stampin (anything goes using leftovers), and Alphabet Ch (whatever you wish).

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Kitty Itty Bitty Mini & Video

My friend, Mary, created an Itty Bitty Mini a while back, and I have enjoyed following her instructions making several of my own. Here's a Kitty one I created using papers from Doodlebug Design, Inc. "Flower Box" purchased from the Royal Castle Shoppe. Kitty 3D stickers from Hobby Lobby.

To see instructions on how to make this Itty Bitty Mini, watch Mary's videos (Cardz TV).
Part One:
Part Two:

Thanks for stopping by today! :) Janis

Entered at Crafty Bloggers Network (girly).

Birthday Cake Wave Card

Did you survive all the excitement and family time yesterday? Eating leftovers today? We are!

Today I want to show you a birthday card for my mother-in-law who's 70th Birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks. We are going to be have a BIG celebration party. 

Miss Kate Cuttables Chocolate Birthday Cake - for swirls and smaller stars
Cake adhered with Stampin' Up dimensionals
Stampin' Up Rhinestones added to larger stars
Larger Stars from Hobby Lobby punch

Here's the inside!
Stampin' Up "Yippee Skippee" stamp set for the sentiment (cracks me up!)
All pattern papers from Bo Bunny Surprise Collection
You can shop for Bo Bunny papers at the Royal Castle Shoppe

Thank you for stopping by today! Don't forget... starting Tuesday, January 7th, Pause Dream Enjoy will be hosting challenges / linky parties right here on this blog! They will be in the LINKY PARTY page tab. Bookmark the site, become a follower, and be sure to come back and link up your projects with our themes. New linky parties will be posted with new themes every other Tuesday. We can't wait to get started!

Enjoy the rest of your week.  :) Janis

Submitted for: 365 Cards (Wed, Dec 25 - celebration), Just Because Linky Party (anything goes), Seize the Birthday (birthday anything goes), Cute Card Thursday (anything goes), and Use Your Stuff (celebrate).

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Hello... and Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! I hope your day is wonderful!


Who knows what the house will look like after. LOL All of our children and their families are coming over Christmas morning with our grandchildren. We are going to have a BLAST!

Today's card has nothing to do with Christmas - just a fun card to say, "Hello."

Papers from Doodlebug Design "Fruit Stand" 6x6 pad
Spellbinders for scallop and circle
Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink around some cuts
Stampin' Up "A Dozen Thoughts" for sentiment
Action Wobble & Twine from Royal Castle Shoppe

Action Wobble in action!

Enjoy your Christmas and the rest of the week.
Merry Christmas! :) Janis

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Accordion File Mini Album

Merry Christmas Eve!  I hope you all have a nice week with family and friends. I'm cooking for tomorrow, today. Can't wait for all the kids and grandkids to come over tomorrow. We are going to have a blast!

Remember that Christmas Tree countdown Bonnie had on the frig that started over the summer? We are down to one more tree until Santa comes!

Today, I want to show you an Accordion File Folder Mini Album designed by Lori Whitlock and purchased from the Sihouette online store. Be sure to purchase both files for this mini. One file has the base and cover cuts, the other file has the tags and tag reinforcement cuts.

I used Stampin' Up "Watercolor Wonder" for all the pattern papers. So pretty.
Butterfly cuts on the cover are from my stash of pre-assembled die cuts.
The ribbon band holding it closed is from Sparkly Sweet Crafts.
Fiskar scallop and circle punches adhered to the band.
Heart punch from Stampin' Up.

Butterflies from stash (mostly K&C chipboard butterflies).
I cut out 16 of the tags (4 in each design).
4 tags I left blank.
The rest each have a calendar print and cut from the Silhouette online store on one side and just the month title (another print and cut from the SOS) on the other side.
I figure the person getting this from me at Christmas, (my mama and daddy), can write out birthdays, anniversaries, and other important dates on the tags.
And on the tags I left blank, they may want to write out important phone numbers or some other information to have handy.

Submitted to Just Because Linky Party (anything goes).

Thanks for coming by my blog today.  Enjoy the rest of your day and week.
HO HO HO :) Janis

Monday, December 23, 2013

Tail Waggin'

Happy Monday! It's Christmas Eve Eve! {heart}

Totally not Christmas related is my card to show you today.

Here are the paper measurements if you want to create a similar sketch layout.
Kraft card base 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Black 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Pattern 4" x 5 1/4"

Black 3 3/8" x 3 7/8"
Pattern 3 1/4" x 3 3/4"

Black 4" x 1"
Pattern 3 7/8" x 7/8"

"Tail Waggin" is a punch out from a DOG LOVER'S paper kit (papers are also from that kit)

Hearts are punched out with Stampin' Up punch (small) and Hobby Lobby punch (large)
Stampin' Up "Tempting Turquoise" baker's twine

Action Wobble from The Royal Castle Shoppe

Submitted to Mojo Monday (sketch),  613 Avenue Create (anything goes), Challenges 4 Everybody (anything goes), Just Because Linky Party (anything goes), Crafting from the Heart (anything goes), and 365 Cards (card that reflects your personality - I love fun and cute). 

Thanks for skiing by today! 
Ho Ho Ho :) Janis

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Santa Paws

Hope you are having a fun weekend!  Here are all the details on my project:

Miss Kate Cuttables "Santa Paws" Collection

  • The title was created using the Cameo's Print & Cut feature
  • The doghouse was paper pieced
Pattern papers from Simple Stories 6x6 various pads.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

This card linked up at Just Because Linky Party (anything goes) and Pile It On (Something that starts with the letter P - paws). 

HO HO HO  :) Janis

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Chevron Mini Album

Last Saturday, today and next Saturday, I'm showing you mini album creations!

All of the background papers for this mini are from 
Stampin' Up "Retro Fresh" 12x12 paper pack (clearance section).

I used Lori Whitlock's Chevron Mini Album SVG cut file from the Silhouette Online Store. 

Every page has a place for photos except the front and back covers.
This mini is for my son and his family. 

I used SVG cuts and Print & Cut feature on my Cameo.
All files from either
Except for sun - it's from Cricut's Doodlecharm cartridge.

This project is being linked up with Just Because Linky Party (anything goes), Alphabet Ch (W - whatever you wish), Blogger's Ch (holiday gifts), and Brown Sugar (anything goes).

Thanks for stopping by today!
HO HO HO :) Janis

Friday, December 20, 2013

4" x 5" Accordion Mini Album (Lori Whitlock cut file)

Friday! Who's off of work today? We are trying to get all the flooring finished today before all of the Lewis Family comes over for a Christmas gathering tomorrow. What are you up to?

I made a mini album earlier this week that I'm excited to show you today. It's the 4" x 5" Accordion Mini by Lori Whitlock. You can get this file in the Sihouette Online Store. Make sure you add BOTH files to your shopping cart. One is just the outside and inside pages. The second file is the fold over cover and inside insert pages.

First File
Second File

To watch a video tutorial by Lori Whitlock for assembling this mini, click HERE.

Here's my completed mini!

Pattern papers from DCWV "Fiesta Forever" stack
Stampin' Up Tulle (clearance section)
Flowers from stash
Martha Stewart double loop border punch
Magnet closure from the Royal Castle Shoppe

Each page has 2 tags - a white small one and a kraft larger one.
Tags from Miss Kate Cuttables "Tags & Backgrounds"

The Stampin' Up Tulle (clearance section) easily slipped around the binding.

Here's an example of what the pages look like.
I added a small strip of paper at the bottom and only adhered it on the sides and bottom for a tag pocket.
I thought at first I'd put the months on each page and write out birthdays on the tags for that month, but decided instead to leave it blank so the recipient can customize this the way they would like.

This project entered in Anything But A Card Ch (anything goes), Just Because Linky Party (anything goes), Use Your Stuff (ribbon), and Crafting By Design (new - new mini album cut file & new paper pack).

Thanks for stopping by today! HO HO HO :) Janis

Thursday, December 19, 2013

AIS Linky Party: Tags

This card is made especially for An Inky Situation (tags)

Stampin' Up Santa's List stamp set (NEW) with Real Red & Basic Black inks
Copic marker for skin coloring
Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder
SU White gel pen added to various parts
SU Crumb Cake tulle (clearance section)
Miss Kate Cuttables cut file "Tags & Backgrounds"

This tag entered at Just Because Linky Party (anything goes), 365 Cards (New), ABC Christmas (Y is for You make it), Addicted to Stamps & More (anything goes), Divas By Design (anything goes), The Male Room (celebration), Scrapper's Delight (Christmas), and The Stamping Chef (anything goes).

Ho Ho Ho :) Janis

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Action Wobble Moose Card

To see my Reindeer Door Hanger (3rd in the Door Hanger Series)... click HERE

Happy Hump Day!

The card I want to show you today was inspired by Gwen @ This & That.

This fun card uses a Scallop Card Base from SVG Cutting Files. When I purchased and opened the cut file, I noticed a black circle included. What was that for? I had to ask Gwen, and she kindly responded. It's for resizing your cut files. You just resize the group of cut files so that the circle is 1". That way you'll know your card will be A2 size. How smart is that? The cut file for the layering pieces for this card also has the black circle for sizing. Very smart. Of course I didn't know that when I was making my card. I just cut it the way it landed on my mat. My card measures 6 7/8" x 5 3/8". I'll be sticking this cutie in a padded envelope with some other goodies for a special friend, so the size was no problem at all for me.

Here's my card:

This ADORABLE Moose is also from SVG Cutting Files. He's attached with an Action Wobble from The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Castle Shoppe. He wiggles back and forth like he's enjoying a fun ride or something. LOL

LOVE this tag! The tag base is from "Tags & Backgrounds" at Miss Kate Cuttables. Inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress ink. Stamped with "Sahara Sand" ink by Stampin' Up with a SU sentiment from "A Dozen Thoughts." Tulle is "Crumb Cake" also by SU. All of the decorative papers are also from SU.

Shop Stampin' Up with me HERE.

I adhered the fold over flap on both sides with 1/4" Score Tape also from the Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Castle Shoppe. Holly Leaves is a Martha Stewart punch. Buttons from the Royal Castle Shoppe. I stuck some Action Wobbles in the pocket also from the Royal Castle Shoppe

Easy, fast, and giggle inducing card. Time to get it in the package and off in the mail to someone special!

Enjoy the rest of your Hump Day, and thanks for stopping by! Don't forget, starting January 7th, I'll be hosting linking parties here on my blog in the LINKY PARTY page tab. Come back and link up your crafty projects of any kind that fits our theme. New Linky Party every other Tuesday. We can't wait to get started!! And if you've read my post all the way to the end here, then I'll give you a secret head's up... the first linky party is going to be Balloons. Shhhhh...... Now you have plenty of time to get working on your project for our first linky party!

This project entered in Make It Monday (anything goes), Crafting From the Heart (anything goes), Crafting By Design (wrap it up), and  Crafty Catz (anything goes).

HO HO HO  :) Janis