Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Mojo Monday Sketch Card

Happy Hump Day! I can't believe it's the last day of April. 
2014 is just flying by.

It's a Tall and Skinny card today ( 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" ).

Miss Kate Cuttables "Spring Girl Silhouettes"

  • Girl holding flowers adhered with foam squares as well as that whole panel also adhered with foam squares (Royal Castle Shoppe)
  • Shading around the two silhouettes with Tim Holtz "Tea Dye" distress ink

Sketch from Mojo Monday

Cardz TV Stamps "Happy Days"
Stampin' Up solid cardstock
American Crafts thread

Pattern papers from:

Thanks so much for stopping by today! It's raining here this morning. Hope you guys are safe from the storms in the south and enjoying your last day of April.

:) Janis

Submitted to:
Mojo Monday - sketch (see above)
Simon Says - anything goes (used Lawn Fawn decorative papers)
Colour Me - 5 colors of your choice (yellow, pink, blue, green, brown)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

One Day at a Time

Happy Tuesday! A brand new linky party starts today here at Pause Dream Enjoy. You can always find the current linky party by clicking the page tab at the top of the blog. The theme this time is FLOWERS.

You can create any type of flowers project. I chose to make a card with stamped flowers.

  • Flower stamps from Stampin' Up "Too Kind" and using inks Rich Razzleberry & Wild Wasabi (remember, you can shop Stampin' Up with me at and choose me as your demo - Janis Lewis)
  • Image matting created using Spellbinders "Wonky Rectangles"
  • Image background was sponged with blue and yellow
  • Cardz TV Stamps "Simply Said" for sentiment
Be sure to link up your FLOWER project HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today. See you again next time!
:) Janis

Clear it Out - purple colors and things
Use Your Stuff - flowers

PDE Linky Party #9: Flowers

Scroll down to see the Top 3 Post for our last linky party!

Welcome to our linky party hosted here at Pause Dream Enjoy!

Link-up Begins: April 29
Link-up Ends: May 10 @ midnight EST
Voting Begins: May 11 @ 12:01 am EST
Voting Ends: May 11 @ 11:55 pm EST

Be sure to scroll down to our New Creative Team Welcome post!

Our Crafty Team's projects to inspire you:

Anita - Scrappy Happy Mommy
Anne - Anne's Scrap Corner

Barbara - My Little Spot of Sanity

Cindy - Creating with the Heart

Glenna - My Paper Craze

Heather - Princess' Paper Projects

Jackie - Get the JC Look

Jen - JeniLeigh Designs

Lee-Ann - Snappy Scraps

Nana - My Crafting Channel
Lori - Got2BeCrafting
Sharon - MeeMee's Creations
Shawnee - Sunshiny Cards

Stacey - Stacey's Creative Corner 

Janis - Pause Dream Enjoy
Now it's your turn!
1) New projects only - no back links
2) Follow the theme
3) Any type of crafting as long as it fits the theme
4) Unlimited times to link up
We'd love you to be a FOLLOWER of Pause Dream Enjoy!
That's it! Easy Peasy!

Welcome New Creative Team Members!

Thank you all who applied for our Pause Dream Enjoy Creative Team! We had lots of applicants, and unfortunately were not able to add everyone to our team. 

So excited to share with you our new Creative Team today. Some of the ladies you'll recognize, and some may be brand new to you.  

Please click on their photo to visit their blog.

Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!

Smiles :) Janis

Monday, April 28, 2014

Springtime Hugs

Clean and Simple card for you today using the current sketch from The Paper Players - I love that challenge blog!

Here is the current sketch for The Paper Players:

Here's my card:

Papers: Lawn Fawn's 6x6 "Hello Sunshine" (Royal Castle Shoppe)
Sentiment: Cardz TV Stamps "Think Spring"
Flower stamps: Stampin' Up "Bright Blossoms"
Inks: Close to My Heart "Honey" and "Pear"
Foam squares to adhere circle for dimension (Royal Castle Shoppe)

Thanks for stopping by today!
:) Janis

Submitted to the following challenges:
Avenue 613 - anything goes
The Paper Players - sketch (see above)
Pile It On - stamping
Use Your Stuff - flowers
Party Time Tuesdays - anything goes
Creative Moments - anything goes
Simply Create Too - at least 2 layers
Sister Act - anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - flowers and rain
Cardz TV Challenges - spring

PDE Linky Party Top 3 from #8 Anything Goes

Looks like the VOTING went well! I think we'll try it one more time for the next linky party that starts tomorrow and THEN decide if we want to continue with the voting option.

We had 124 entries for our Anything Goes linky party that just ended last night! Woo-Hoo! Thank you all who linked up! Lots of the entries received some votes, but the Top 3 are listed below! 

#1 Most votes belongs to....

I'm A Little Teapot
3-way TIE for #2
M. Miranda Creations

The Scrappin Rabbit

A Mermaid's Crafts

A Mermaid's Crafts
Congrats, everyone!!

New linky party starts at midnight tonight, and the new Design Team will also be posted then too. Be sure to come and check out all the news and link up!

:) Janis

Vote for your FAVORITES!

Our Anything Goes Linky Party is now closed, but the VOTING has begun!

Be sure and VOTE for your Favorite 3 below.

The word VOTE is above each entry below. Click on VOTE for the ones you want to cast your vote for. After you've selected your favorite 3, the VOTE word will disappear not allowing you to vote any more. THANK YOU so much for voting!

The Top 3 submissions receiving the most votes will be posted tomorrow as the Top 3!


Voting ends TODAY at NOON EST, so don't miss a chance to vote for your favorite 3!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Celebrate Spring

The weather here is starting to feel more like Spring / Summer rather than Winter / Spring. Yay!

Thanks for buzzing by today!
:) Janis

Crafting Desert Divas - color photo

Crafting By Designs April - anything goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - things with wings
Fusion Card Ch - photo inspiration

My Time to Craft - things in the sky

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Thank You

Happy Hump Day!  Today's card is completely out of my element, but still trying to capture this Clean and Simple style I see so many ladies doing. It's a beautiful style, just out of my range, I think. Anyway.... here is my card....

Miss Kate Cuttables "Fairy Silhouettes" and inked around her with pink ink. The same pink ink I used to ink up the embossing and used for the sentiment banner. Fairy is adhered with a foam square from the Royal Castle Shoppe.  The sentient banner stamp and metal die are both from Stampin' Up. Flower and Button from stash.

Thanks for fluttering by today to see what I'm up to!
:) Janis

CAS-ology - garden
Papertake Weekly - white plus one other color
Creative Card Crew - girly
Pinspirational - photo inspiration
Pile It On - no pattern paper or create your own
Creative Cutting Ch - spring
The Sisterhood of Crafters - things with wings 
Crafty Creations - white plus one other color

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Guest Designer at Die Cuttin Divas - Calendar Recycle on a Card

Today I am a Guest Designer at Die Cuttin Divas! Woo-Hoo! What an honor! 

The theme is centered around Earth Day - something recycled on your project.

I thought it would be fun to create a card using something I would normally throw away. I took a calendar page from 2013 and tore it to fit my card base for a background. This is something I can see me doing on more cards. What a great way to recycle!

  My Mind's Eye "Reunion"
  Glitz "Sunshine on my Soul"
  Echo Park "Happy Camper"
  Solids from scraps

My Creative Time supplies:
  Hello Chickie - sentiment
  Hello Chickie - dies: basket, bow, eggs
  To My Best Peep - bunny 
  Stitched Grass Die - cut in half and layered on top of each other
  Stitched Journal Die
  Journal It - stamp on journal die

Rhinestone from Walmart
Twine from stash

Love how this turned out! Thanks for hopping by today. :) Janis

Monday, April 21, 2014

Wearing your Flip Flops yet?

Happy Monday! Hope you had a great Easter weekend. It was on the cold side here with rain and chilling breezes, but we managed to spend some time outside yesterday as it all dried back up again - still not warm enough for me though.

I'm not really a flip flop kind of girl. I know, gasp, right? I just can't stand things between my toes. LOL Sandals are more my style. Is the weather nice enough for you to wear your flip flops yet? I hope so! Summer will be here before we know it. We are already planning our beach trip for August. Can't wait!

Today I have a card to show you. 

I used Miss Kate Cuttables "Tropical Bliss" file.

The cut files at Miss Kate Cuttables are so easy to use! I love them!!

Here's my card...

I used a color palette from the Colour Me challenge (I missed the deadline to enter though).

The card sketch is from Always Playing with Paper. She even includes the measurements for each element of the layout! Gotta love that!!

Everything was inked around the edges (distressing it for the Make My Monday challenge). Sentiment is from Cardz TV Stamps, "Fun in the Sun," and background paper is from Doodlebug Designs "Sugar Shoppe" that you can get at the Royal Castle Shoppe.  All solid papers are Stampin' Up.  

Speaking of SU, FREE SHIPPING started today! Shop at and choose me as your demo (Janis Lewis). Free Shipping today through Friday, April 25th.

Supplies also purchased from  Royal Castle Shoppe are the buttons, foam squares (love foam squares), and sequins.

Thanks for stopping by today to see what I've been up to.
:) Janis

Always Playing with Paper - see sketch above
Make My Monday - distress it
Just Because Linky Party - anything goes
Crafting By Designs April - anything goes

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Miss Kate Cuttables Design Team Day - Easter Scrapbook Double Layout

Happy Easter! 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

I thought it would be fun to post an Easter scrapbook double-page layout today. Several of the adorable Miss Kate Cuttables files were used for these scrapbook pages.


I used the Bushes from the Castle file for the CLOUDS on my scrapbook layout.

Here Comes the Sun title

The SUN was used (without the face) from the file above.

On the Road Again Title

The green rolling grass in the background above was used on the bottom of both of my scrapbook pages. I also used the negative (scrap piece left over after the grass was cut out) as well.

Some Bunny Loves You - girl

From the bunny file above, I used the title, eggs, grass, and of course, that adorable bunny!

Ready to see my scrapbook layout?

I love it!!

I added some flowers, buttons, and rhinestones with a little bit of inking on the grass, clouds, and title edges.

One of my favorite things to do when creating scenes on cards, tags, or scrapbook pages, is to have the sun going off the edge.

The basket was created using a metal die from My Creative Time.
Background papers are from Stampin' Up. I love the soft watercolor look of them.
Rhinestones and buttons from The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Castle Shoppe (Facebook store).

I hope you all have a great day. Thanks so much for stopping by to see what I am up to today. Smiles!

:) Janis, DTM Miss Kate Cuttables

613 Avenue - anything goes
Cupcake Inspiration - Bunnies
The Squirrel and the Fox - die cut or punch
Dream Valley - Words or add sentiment
Clear it Out - Easter
Totally Gorjuss - die cuts / punches
Creative Cutting Ch - Spring
Craftin Desert Divas - photo color inspiration