Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Sending You Sunshine and Smiles

Hi, everyone! What in the world have you been working on this week? Did you know there is an Anything Goes Linky Party going on right now at PDE Linky Party? Have you linked up your latest projects yet? Remember, you can link up as often as you want as long as they are current projects you are working on and not things posted to your blog in the past. Come show us what's going on in your craft room. We love getting inspired by your creations.

This morning I started out thinking I was going to create a July 4th Project, but the papers weren't working out, so I went through some old 12x12 stacks and found Fiesta by DCWV. I had forgotten how pretty these papers were. I love how my project turned out even though it's not July 4th themed.

  • DCWV Fiesta papers
  • Sil ID# 84555
  • Twine! Buttons!
  • Cardz TV Stamps - Summer Fun set

Thanks for stopping by to check on me. I love your visits! See you tomorrow!
:) Janis

Submitted to Die Cuttin Divas

Monday, June 29, 2015

Love My Wonderful Friend

Hi, everyone! Hope you are enjoying your summer.

  • Cricut Design Space Make-It-Now Love card
  • Pearls added to hearts
  • Everything inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain
  • Twine from stash
  • Pop Dots to adhere layers of the Love message for dimension
  • Inside of card and outside of envelope both stamped with Cardz TV Stamps "Heartfelt Wishes"

Thanks for stopping by!
:) Janis

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sweet Summer

Are you having a fun weekend? I hope so! Here's a Sweet Summer Tag to help cool you off with some refreshing watermelon. Mmmmm

  • Tag Base - Sil ID# 78355 (I created some shadows for 2 different size tags and combined them all together for the tag base. There is foam tape between the smaller tag and larger tag for dimension.)
  • Frog - Sil ID# 84018 (This frog is a print 'n' cut, and I created a shadow layer for it to in order to help it pop out from the busy flower background. It is also adhered with foam tape for dimension.)
  • Sentiment Banner - Sil ID# 33147 
  • Cardz TV Stamps - Fun in the Sun stamp set
If you visit me on Facebook, you know I love me some watermelon! My hubby, Tom, stopped at the store on the way home from work on Thursday and brought me home a watermelon and a cantaloupe. Smells so good to cut open a fresh, ripe watermelon. 

Tom had perfect timing because I had just taken this chocolate chip cookies out of the oven about 2 minutes before he walked in the door. 

Thanks for visiting with me today! Don't forget to link up your projects over at PDE Linky Party! The theme is Anything Goes this week.

See you next time!
:) Janis

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Let's Be Adventurers

I had so much fun making the card I want to show you today!

  • All cut files from the Silhouette Store
  • Card base - Sil ID# 63984
  • Jeep (print 'n' cut) - Sil ID# 79966
  • Tree (print 'n' cut) - Sil ID# 79555
  • Cardz TV Stamps - You're the Man set
  • Yellow dew drops added to headlights
  • Buttons added to banner
  • Jeep adhered with foam tape for dimension
Isn't this a fun card?!  What have you been crafting? Link it up over at PDE Linky Party. The theme this week is Anything Goes!

See you tomorrow!
:) Janis

Friday, June 26, 2015

PDE Linky Party - Anything Goes

I am so happy that my PDE Linky Party is back up and running again with a brand new linky party every Friday!  Make sure you pop over and link up!

My project for the linky party is a fun Popsicle shaped card.

  • Sil ID# 63925 - Popsicle shaped card
  • Sil ID# 77989 - Print 'n' Cut - Girl holding daisy adhered with foam tape for dimension
  • Various washi tape from stash

  • Cardz TV Stamps - More Foodie Punnies - sentiment stamped in SU Pumpkin Pie ink
  • Various sequins from stash
Thanks for stoppin by! Hop over to PDE Linky Party and link up as often as you like as long as it's a new project and not one previously posted to your blog before.

:) Janis

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hop, Hop, Hooray!

Happy Thursday, everyone! I hope your week has been going well. Don't forget tomorrow PDE Linky Party is back with a brand new challenge! Today I have a fun Patriotic card to share with you.

  • Sil ID# 84021 - USA Frog Print 'n' Cut - adhered with pop dots for dimension
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders (Amazon) - I've been drooling over these metal dies for a while, and finally ordered them. They are super fun.
  • Oh My Stars (Craftin Desert Divas store) - Love the embellishment and paper section at CDD
  • Gold Dew drop 
  • Sweet Sunday Sketch - followed loosely (I haven't used a sketch in a while, and they are so fun. Need to get back into doing that more often.)
  • Cardz TV Stamps - TOAD-ally Awesome set
Enjoy your day. See you tomorrow for the kick-off of PDE Linky Party and my Design Team project for the first link up - Anything Goes theme. Can't wait to see what you all link up too. Smiles!
:) Janis

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Weight Watchers Wednesday

If you'd like to join me in Weight Watchers, please use this link.

Hi! Good news today! Nope, haven't reached that 30 pounds forever gone yet - it's being so elusive, but I did have a good weigh in on Monday. Lost -1.4 (everything I gained the week before plus a little more). Total loss since last week of January this year is..... wait for it...... 29 pounds! Woo-Hoo!

I can tell you that so far this week, the scale is going up and down. What is going on? I have no idea, but it's getting harder to lose a little weight.

No worries though, my wonderful, fabulous, love-him-to-death husband brought my treadmill out of the exercise room and parked it behind the couch in the downstairs den. The TV is directly in front of it. Now I can walk and get distracted by whatever is on TV.  I likey! My hubby is so good to me!

Short post today. Keep drinking your water every day - so easy to get dehydrated in this triple digit heat! Oh my gosh. It's HOT outside! Move a little or a lot, just MOVE. And remember, if you BITE IT, WRITE IT! Keep a log of your points so you don't get any nasty surprises on weigh-in day.

Keep on keepin' on. See you next Wednesday. I'm hoping all of us have a fantastic WOWZER weigh-in day next week. But even if we don't, you know I still love ya no matter what.

Don't give up!
:) Janis

If you'd like to join me in Weight Watchers, please use this link.

Look at this..... think only losing 5 lbs of fat is nothing? I'd say it's a BIG deal!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Been There; Done That - Project Life Srapbook Page

Before I get to my project to show you today, I want you all to know that PDE Linky Party is coming back! For all of you who were sad that it was taking a break, get your creative juices flowing, because we are coming back starting this FRIDAY (June 26) with an ANYTHING GOES link up with a new link up every single Friday. Be sure to visit PDE Linky Party for the announcement and DT CALL going on now.

Now, onto my project for today.......
I thought it would be really fun to create a scrapbook page (Project Life style) with a 'BEEN THERE; DONE THAT' theme.

So far we've moved 21 times in nearing 29 years of marriage this August. WOW! We love change. Love an adventure. Love going places we've only heard about and checking it out for ourselves. It's a standing joke with our family and friends that we must be in the Witness Protection Program. LOL Sometimes people ask if we are in the military. Nope. Just love a good adventure.

When Tom & I built our first house in 1988 (the second year of our marriage, and the year our first baby was due), I remember telling Tom I was excited about building our own house, but a little sad to think we'd never move again ever and go to all those places we'd love to see. Tom told me that we would still travel, move, and go wherever we wanted to go. He has kept his word! We've lived in Alaska (twice!), Georgia, South Carolina, and Texas. These are just the places we've LIVED. Doesn't even include the places we've visited, vacationed, etc. I can't tell you how many states we've driven through, but it's been a LOT! One place we haven't been to yet that I would LOVE to visit is Maine. For some reason I really want to go on a Lighthouse tour there. I bet it's beautiful.

Thanks for stopping by!
:) Janis

Monday, June 22, 2015

PDE Linky Party is BACK!!

Hi, everyone! Boy, have we missed you guys and seeing all your awesome projects every week. PDE Linky Party took a much needed break, but now it's time to get rolling again! 

We will be back in full swing starting this Friday, June 26th with an Anything Goes link up! Anything! You can find PDE Linky Party HERE. (PDELinkyParty.blogspot.com)

Whatever you are working on these days, link it up! No limit to how many times you can link up your creative projects, just make sure it's a new project and not something you've blogged about before. So come back FRIDAY and slam us with creativity to start us off with a BANG!

We are going to have a VERY SMALL Design Team. I'm looking for just one or two ladies to join us. If you are interested in being considered for our DT, please link up 2 or 3 of your favorite projects from the last 6 months or so that were posted to your blog and add the letters DT by your name in the link up below. (Link directly to the blog post for that project.)  DT members will be required to:

  • Provide a project once a month to stay active as a DT member and never miss a deadline. (I mean, you do have a whole month to create something and get it uploaded to the private DT group on FB.)
  • Leave comments for a portion of the submissions
  • Have an active blog
  • Take good photos
  • Love being creative and have a positive attitude
We are so excited!!!!!!!  Big hugs to you all!!!!!
:) Janis



Mini Card Gift Set

Our internet was out for a few days last week which made me get creative to use something I already had and create without my die cutting machine. I love the results!

I looked through my drawer of print-n-cuts I already had ready to go and chose the 3 little Oriental ladies.

Then I searched through my sequins and charms stash and picked out some fun embellishments for each girl.

I cut white cardstock 8" x 4" and scored at 4" for a 4" x 4" mini card.

The pattern paper was cut at 3" x 3" and the smaller embossed white cardstock at 2 1/2" x 2 1/2". I used 2 embossing folders and my Cuttlebug adhering the layers with foam tape for dimension.

Then I grabbed my We R Memory Keepers envelope maker board to create some mini envelopes. (I still love that board! It just doesn't get old.)

A Fiskars punch was used on the card edge and a strip of matching pattern paper added to the inside so that the border would pop.

The package for the gift set is actually a recycled sack I received an order in. I created a decorative mini mat for the front of the sack using the same technique for the front of the cards, but this time incorporating all 3 of the pattern papers onto one mat. A large button and crinkle ribbon was added to highlight the sentiment strip. I used my square punch to flag the end of that sentiment strip.

All of the sentiments came from Cardz TV Stamps various stamp sets.  If you'd like to re-create something similar to this, here are the items I used for easy reference:

  • Pink Oriental Girl:
    • Sil ID# 7156
    • Cardz TV Stamps - It's All About You
    • Ink - SU Strawberry Slush
  • Orange Oriental Girl:
    • Sil ID# 7150
    • Cardz TV Stamps - Just Saying
    • Ink - SU Pumpkin Pie
  • Green Oriental Girl:
    • Sil ID# 7149
    • Cardz TV Stamps - Mixed Messages
    • Ink - SU Pear Pizzazz
  • Sack Cover:
    • Cardz TV Stamps - Mixed Messages
    • Ink - SU Pear Pizzazz
Voila! Love it. Hope the person I give it to loves it too!

See you next time,
:) Janis

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Horsin' Around

Cricut Card!

  • Cricut Cartridge:
    • Create A Critter
      • Horseshoe
      • Grass (I welded 3 of the grasses together to make a grass border)
      • Horse (adhered with pop dots for dimension)
    • Creative Cards
      • Card Base
      • Blue liner for front of card (sky)
    • Sign found by doing a search for wooden sign. 
  • White gel pen used to add some doodling dots
  • Front of card embossed with Cuttlebug and Divine Swirls folder
  • Cardz TV Stamps - Farmyard Funnies stamp set for sentiment
Thanks for galloping by! See you next time,
:) Janis

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Tri-Fold Father's Day Card

Happy Father's Day weekend! Here is a very simple tri-fold Father's Day card that came from the Cricut Design Space Make-It-Now section.

  • Papers from various Patriotic 6x6 pads
  • The cut file only came with the card base. I added the pattern papers myself.
  • Cardz TV Stamps "You're the Man" stamp set for sentiment

Thanks for stopping by today!
:) Janis

Friday, June 19, 2015

Hello... Just a Note

  • Cricut Make-It-Now "Sent with Love Note Set"
  • Cricut writing feature (love this feature!)
  • Sequin added to front of notecard
  • Cardz TV Stamps "Snail Mail" stamp set for "Just a Note" sentiment
  • Edges inked with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain

  • Back of notecard
  • Edges inked with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain
I'm going to use this to send my daddy some photos of his great grandkids. Enjoy the rest of your day!
:) Janis

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Just Add Water

  • Cricut Card!
  • Cricut Cartridges:
    • Chemistry Icons:
      • Potion
    • Creative Cards:
      • Card base
      • Bracket matting
      • Double Banner (one used on outside, and one on inside)
      • Pennant (sentiment matting)
      • Inside matting
  • SU Ink - Pumpkin Pie for inking around edges
  • Pop Dots used to adhere potion for dimension
  • Cardz TV Stamps - A Day at the Beach set for sentiment

Thanks for stopping by!
:) Janis

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Weight Watchers Wednesday

Welcome to a brand new week. At this time next week, what would you like the scale to say?

This past week was challenging - every. single. day.  I had a couple of days of headaches and pampered myself with chocolate chip cookies (never a good idea). I had several days of just feeling exhausted and wanting to sleep. AND I had some woman issues going on which always manages to screw up my weight. Sigh. It's fine. It's all good. Weight Watchers does not yell at me or tell me what a disappointment I am or give me guilt.  In fact, no matter what my weigh-in day looks like, WW always seems to boost my spirits.

Monday's weigh-in day showed a gain of +1.2 pounds.  This is what WW had to say to me when I recorded my weigh-in...

So, you gained a little bit this week. 
Gaining is a normal part of the process and can happen for a lot of reasons.
Look back at this week and see what you might be able to change; 
then let go of what you can't. 
The best thing to do is focus on is making this coming week a success.

Yep, I love WW!

Enjoy your week. For everyone out there who had a week like I did - Hang in there! Don't let a little set-back steal your joy. You've come so far, and I'm proud of you.

If you'd like to join me in Weight Watchers, please use this link.

Until next Wednesday,
:) Janis

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

It's All Good

  • Cricut Make-It-Now "Flamingo Card & Envelope"
  • Twine, flowers, button, all from stash
  • Ink - SU Strawberry Slush
  • Cardz TV Stamps set - It's All Good
Simple, Easy-peasy!

Thanks for stopping by,
:) Janis

Monday, June 15, 2015

Thinking of You (Cricut Explore)

Ooooo, I love the Cricut Explore Print 'n Cut feature.

  • Cardz TV Stamps "Encouraging Thoughts"
  • Cricut Design Space Make-It-Now card incorporating the print 'n cut feature
  • All papers from my scrap box
See you next time,
:) Janis

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Chick this out

Hi, everyone! Here's a fun and zany Chicken card from the Cricut Design Studio Make-It-Now projects.

  • Cricut Design Studio Make-It-Now (Wire Embossed Chicken Card)
  • Honeycomb embossing folder
  • Gemstones (Walmart)
  • Washi tape on white strip (Walmart)
  • Foam squares to adhere chickens for dimension

  • Rounded square with shadow - #M37D53 When I Was a Kid
  • Button & Twine from stash
Thanks for stopping by today! See you tomorrow!
:) Janis

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Cricut Make-It-Now Bike Card

Happy Saturday! Hope you all have a good weekend. We are going to the Apple Store this morning, and I'm sure playing around in the afternoon. I'm ready to just hang out with the family a little bit.

Today I have a Cricut Make-It-Now card to show you. I love that section in Cricut Design Space. It's nice that some talented people designed some cards, and then shared how to re-create them with us in the Make-It-Now section. Brilliant idea!

  • Cricut Make-It-Now Bicycle & Butterflies card
    • This card did NOT come with the butterfly cuts. I searched for one in the Cricut image library and cut it out in 2 different sizes with one in pattern paper. I inked around the edges and added some tiny clear rhinestones to their bodies. Adhered them with glue dots and folded up the wings a bit.
  • Large blue rhinestones added to clouds
  • Bicycle basket inked around the edges and cut out with pattern paper.

  • Cardz TV Stamps - Just Saying for sentiment stamp
  • Added another butterfly to the inside as well
See you next time. 
:) Janis