Sunday, March 30, 2014

Miss Kate Cuttables Design Team Day

Hello, everyone! Janis here from Pause Dream Enjoy. Today is my Design Team day to post for Miss Kate Cuttables. I can't wait to show you the project I made! But first, did you see today's FREEBIE

Here's my project I want to show you today!

I used 3 different Miss Kate Cuttables files on this one. 

Here Comes the Sun Title (sun)

Soar Title with Heart Balloons (balloons)

Stuffed Bunny

Foam squares to adhere bunny for dimension (Royal Castle Shoppe)
Stampin' Up Cloud embossing folder
My Creative Time Teeny Tag Greetings & Stitched Grass die
Layout from Freshly Made Sketches

Miss Kate Cuttables files are so easy to layer. I love them. You guys go check out her store and don't forget to grab today's FREEBIE!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. 

:) Janis, DTM Miss Kate Cuttables

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Happy Spring - Miss Kate Cuttables DT Day post

Hi, crafters!
I'm so happy to be able to fill in for Theresa (The Scrapbooking Queen) today with a DT post over at Miss Kate Cuttables!   I have a cute square card to show you! 
But first, did you see today's FREEBIE?

Here are the Miss Kate Cuttables files I used. 

(I love MKC filles!)

Chick Holding Egg

Spring is in the Air

Here's my card!

I'm so tickled with how it turned out!

  • 6" x 6" card
  • Everything is inked around the edges with various colors.
  • I cut out 3 of the grasses in 2 different shades of green and stagger stacked them.
  • Chickie is adhered with foam squares from The Royal Castle Shoppe.
  • Lots of BoBunny DoubleDot papers used too also from The Royal Castle Shoppe.
  • Sentiment from "Hello Chickie" My Creative Time
  • Twine from stash
  • White gel pen used on egg that chickie is holding (Royal Castle Shoppe)
  • Candi used in Chickie's bow (Royal Castle Shoppe)
I don't make a lot of square cards, but I think this one turned out adorable. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Kitty Says: You Can Never Have Too Much Happy

Hey!  How's your day going? I'm having a GREAT day so far. Hope you are too.

I saw this slider card in the SVG Cutting Files store and knew I had to have it. I mean who doesn't love kitty cats and cupcakes? 
Put them together = purr-fection.

Little bit of white gel pen doodling, a couple of rhinestones, and a twine bow to finish it off.

Such a happy kitty.

I added one of my favorite stamps to the inside for the sentiment. It's from Stampin' Up "Yippe Skippe!"
Remember, you can shop Stampin' Up with me at and just choose me, Janis Lewis, as your demo when placing your order. Thanks!

Tomorrow and the weekend through Monday is going to be very, very busy. I've got some appointments out of town tomorrow, and then if the weather cooperates we are going to get more done on our back deck over the weekend. Tom's off Monday too, so hopefully the weather will be good, and we can get a lot done. Right now they are calling for rain.  I keep using the term "we get a lot done," but you know Tom is the only one working on it, I'm just sitting out there in the sunshine watching the puppies play and being moral support. 

Thanks for stopping by today. 
:) Janis

Little Red Wagon - bling it up

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

You Crack Me Up

Happy Hump Day!!

My Scrap Chick - Tag and Chick

Peachy Keen Stamps PK-1374 Chickie Faces
My Creative Time - sentiment
Everything inked around the edges
Foam tape used on top piece of shell and feet (Royal Castle Shoppe)
Twine from stash

That's it! Easy Peasy!

Thanks for chirping by today to see what I am up to.

:) Janis


The Sisterhood of Crafters - animals

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Everyone Needs a Friend Who is All Ears

Happy Tuesday! You made it through Monday, and just think: tomorrow you'll be over the hump to the weekend. 

There are some blogs that I visit often because the crafters, who I shall rename as, ARTISTS, are amazing! One of those blogs that I just LOVE is... 

The Cricut Bug

Gigi thinks outside the box, and always has something adorable posted to her blog. What I really like about her projects is that I can sort of try to mimic them in my crafting. And she always remembers to link to the products she uses, so if anyone wishes to purchase them, they can just click right on over! 

When I saw her Carrot Slider card, I knew I had to try to make one just like it.  

Here's my card. Remember, this is NOT my original idea. This card is what I tried to make after seeing Gigi's. Be sure to pop over and give her some comment love.

Slider card closed
Carrot Slider Card & Girl Bunny Rabbit both 
from SVG Cutting Files

Here comes the slider part popping out!

  • A lot of white gel pen added to edges
  • Everything inked around the edges with various colors
  • Peachy Keen Face: PK-490 Everyday Character Faces
  • Chalk added to cheeks
  • Bunny adhered to carrot with foam squares from the Royal Castle Shoppe

Isn't this adorable?!

I cut everything out exactly how I pulled the SVG files to my Silhouette software. I did not re-size anything.
Finished size:
6 1/2" wide x 9 1/4" tall 

Sentiment from My Creative Time "To My Best Peep"

Thank you so much, everyone, for stopping by today!
:) Janis

Creative Card Crew - animals
Pinspirational - anything goes
Cupcake Inspiration - garden (more than just flowers grow in a garden)

Monday, March 24, 2014

To My Best Peep & our weekend project pics

Hey! I didn't post anything over the weekend. That felt really weird. But I'm back today with a new card I made and some progress photos of our home improvement project we started over the weekend.  First I'll show you my card....

Sketch from Sketch Saturday: (I turned it over)

  • My Craft Time "To My Favorite Peep"
  • Corner rounder punch
  • Martha Stewart Butterfly punch
  • Stampin' Up Dimensionals for wings and rhinestone on butterfly
  • Chick, egg, and butterfly all inked around the edges

I love how it came together! Check out all Miss Kate Cuttables files. She has daily freebies, collections, bundles, and so many cut files are just 50 cents! WOW!

Sketch Saturday - sketch
613 Avenue - anything goes with optional twist birds or feathers
Love to Create - BINGO: pink, die cut, ribbon
Crafting by Design - use a ribbon
Little Red Wagon - use as many colors as you can
Moving Along with the Times - photo inspiration - used eggs as inspiration from photo


We had a BIG weekend that started early on Friday with Tom being off. I love it when he's off!

We've been wanting to build a deck in the backyard ever since we tore down the old kitchen and re-arranged our floor plan.  The pictures I'm about to show you are still a work in progress, but hopefully if the weather is good this weekend, we can get the roof on and lights up.


Getting the foundation and posts set up

Time to go get some wood!

Tom and his brother, Bill, working hard.
Mary Ann and Ginger are in the photo too. Can you find them?

Looking good!

Mary Ann wondering what in the world Tom is doing.

Our two grandsons: Wyatt & Kevin

Wyatt learning how to use a hammer.

WOW! Tom had to stop because of rain before finishing getting the roof up, but hopefully next weekend the weather will cooperate.

Thanks for stopping by today!
:) Janis

Friday, March 21, 2014

Happy Birthday, Keri!


Tomorrow is our daughter, Keri's, 25th birthday!





Here's a purse card I made for her:

Papers from My Mind's Eye 6x6 "Hootenanny"
Flowers from stash
Rhinestone from Stampin' Up (shop with me)
My Creative Time Teeny Tag Greetings + Dies
Silhouette Online Store ID# 30220

Magnets for closure from the Royal Castle Shoppe.

My Creative Time
  Stitched party Dies (banner and bows)
  You're Brilliant (sentiment and light bulb)

Thanks for stopping by today! :) Janis

Thursday, March 20, 2014

You can never have too much HAPPY

I bet you thought I wasn't going to get a project posted today, huh? I am a little late. But here it is!

Miss Kate Cuttables "Whale" (today's FREEBIE!)

Miss Kate Cuttables "Riding the Waves
(used the sand in this cut file as water waves instead)

Pattern paper from My Mind's Eye 6x6 "Happy Day"
My Creative Time
   4x4 Journal Die + More (stitched rounded square for                         image matting)
   Arrow (cut off arrow point to use as flag banners)
Stampin' Up "Yippee-Skippee!" sentiment stamp set
Dew Drops from the Royal Castle Shoppe
Sketch from Seize the Sketch

Hope it made you smile and inspired you to check out Miss Kate Cuttables daily FREEBIES!

Seize the Sketch - sketch
Cute Card Thursday - it's a wild, wild world
Allsorts -  pretty in pink

Enjoy the rest of your day. :) Janis