Monday, February 29, 2016

Colour It, Create It, Show It Off

Hi, everyone! Today starts a brand new challenge over at a brand new challenge blog... Colour It, Create It, Show It Off! Be sure to hop over and link up your awesome digi projects. And remember, you can link up even if you use the pre-colored digis like I do. :)

My Design Team Project

My Favorite Things, Zig Zab Rectangle dies
The Paper Studio, Khloe Lane, paper pad
Button & sequins from stash
Timeless Twine, Key Lime Sorbet

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Important Links

Design Team Call for Sunny Day Crafting!

See current challenge HERE.


Hi, everyone! Sunny Day Crafting Is having a Design Team Call!

Would you like to join our Design Team? We are a very small team only looking to add a few crafters to make us complete.
  • We post a new photo inspiration challenge every other Sunday.
  • You must have an active blog.
  • You must be on Facebook because that's where our secret DT group is with all the upcoming information.

We are looking for a variety of crafters.
  • Cricut users
  • Card & Tag crafters
  • Project Life & Scrapbook crafters
  • 3D project crafters
  • and other fun ways to craft!

You can use any brand and products you like. 

Does this sound fun to you?  Email Janis at this email 
Please put DT CALL in the subject line. Include in your email:
  • Your blog link
  • the type of crafting you do most (cards, 3D, scrapbook.... using Cricut, digi stamps, etc)
  • Your Facebook link (so I can friend request you if you make the team, and add you to the secret DT group.)

No previous Design Team experience is required. We all have to start somewhere! Can't wait to hear form you!

Have a Dandy Day

Hi, everyone!
I have a lot going on on my blog today. It happens sometimes.

Today's Cricut Card

Cricut cartridge: Simply Charmed
My Favorite Things, stitched circle and square dies
Scrappy Moms, Walking on sunshine, stamp set
Doodlebug Designs, Pot o' Gold, 6x6 paper pad
Dot Runner & SU Dimensionals 


I started off with the idea of using the Mojo Monday sketch, but I flipped it around so much I decided I better not try to link it up there.

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Happy Leap Year Day!

Hope you all have a fabulous Monday today.

Today's Project

My Favorite Things, Zig Zag stitched rectangle dies
BasicGrey, 6x6 paper pad

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See you next month (aka tomorrow.) 

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Bag in a Box

Hi, everyone!
Today I have a Bag in a Box project to share with you.
I followed the YouTube instructions by Catherine Stewart HERE.

Today's Project

ColorBok, Signature Maxi paper pad (Walmart)
Stampin' Up 1" Square Punch
SU Shredding Scissors with green tissue paper
Orange shimmer ribbon (Walmart)

This really looks like there is a bag in the box, but it's really all one piece.
Be sure to watch Catherine's video instructions HERE.
Thanks for stopping by. See you tomorrow!

Saturday, February 27, 2016

MOO-velous Day

Hi, everyone!
Well, we will not be closing on our house we are selling Monday like we have been planning. But no worries. The contract has been extended to March 8th. Hopefully we will close this coming week though.

Today's Cricut Card

Cricut Cartridge:
Create a Critter, Cow

Fiskars Squeeze punches, Scallop Circle & Circle to create the Sun
My Favorite Things, Stitched Circle dies
Tim Holtz, Walnut Stain, distress ink
Jute (Walmart)
Stampin' Up Dimensionals to adhere cow
Pebbles, Garden Party, 6x6 paper pad
American Crafts, #summer, 6x6 paper pad


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Friday, February 26, 2016

Get Excited!

Hi, everyone!
Have you seen the additional photos added to Sunny Day Crafting's current challenge? I decided to create a Disney card to link up.

Today's Cricut Card

Cricut Cartridges: 
Mickey & Friends
Leather Bows

The phrase is a cut file, but I flattened the image to create a print then cut. 
I LOVE that I discovered that today on YouTube!!
Stampin' Up solid cardstock
Doodlebug Designs, Patriotic Picnic, 6x6 paper pad


Link up Here

Current Challenge Photos. Choose one, create, and link up!



Thanks for stopping by.
See you tomorrow.

PDE Linky Party

Hi, everyone! It's Friday, and you know what that means. A brand new Anything Goes link up starts today over at PDE Linky Party! Come show us what you've been creating lately!

  • Sil# 37942 Coffee Cup to Go
  • Pattern papers, Ki, Argyle
  • Stampin' Up, Perfect Blend for image stamp on inside (I don't remember where the sentiment stamp came from)
  • Image watercolored
  • Foam tape, dot runner, liquid glue
  • Past Sweet Sunday Sketch #6

Crafty Creations - something to eat or drink
Crafty Girls Creations - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by today. See you tomorrow!!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Sweet Thursday Girl

Hi, everyone! Today I have a sweet My Besties card to share with you. It looks like shes saying, Pretty Please." Don't you think? With the way she has her hands clasped?

Today's Project

My Favorite Things, Stitched Circle Dies
Trendy Twine, Key Lime Sorbet
BasicGrey, 6x6 paper pad

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See you tomorrow!


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Thanks for being so Awesome Cricut Card - and some Alaska move chit chat

Hi, everyone!
I'm really excited about the card I have to show you today 
because I found it over at Courtney Lane Designs,
and she included the cut file for it!
How easy is that?!

Today's Cricut Card

Cricut, Bits & Pieces
The Rose and the background leaves are two different files on this cartridge, but used together.
Stampin' Up solid cardstock
Doodlebug Design, Sugar Shoppe, 6x6 pattern papers
Paper Smoochies, Uplifters stamp set

It's so fun creating with my Cricut again!
Thanks for stopping by today.
See you tomorrow!

P.S. We are suppose to close on our house on Monday.
We are still waiting to hear from the realtor for the closing appointment time.
As soon as we close and hand over the keys, we are getting in the car, and starting our 2 week trip driving to Alaska for our move.

It's always a little slower driving to Alaska in the winter.
Please pray for us for safety, goodness, and mercy to follow us on our trip.
This is the first time our two 2-year-old Pit Bulls have traveled with us there.
I really am praying that they will remain calm and not bark their heads off when crossing the Canadian border and again at the US Border into Alaska. They aren't ferocious, but they do like to scream hello to new people and lick them.
Your prayers are much appreciated.

I have blog posts scheduled to go live for the next 3 weeks, but we are planning on a two week drive.  I will have internet on my phone and iPad, but there will be a couple of days with no cell phone service while we are in Canada.  I'll try to post to the blog from my iPad (if it will let me) to give you guys an update of where we are on the North American continent. We will also have our SpotConnect running so the kids can see where we are at all times and not worry about us.

It's a crazy, busy rest of the week for us.
We need to finish the last minute packing (my Cricut, computer, and printer, are the very last thing I'm turning off and boxing), clean up the house for the new owner, take what's left in the pantry and frig to our girls, take the furniture to our girls we aren't moving with us, attend 2 different family meal gatherings (one for the entire family on Tom's side, and one with just us and our kids and their families) to say goodbye to everyone, go visit my parents one last time, and all that jazz.  

We've got the passports and all the paperwork we need for our doggies to cross the border. We have all of our special needs daughter's meds filled, I still need to pack my clothes (don't worry - my wardrobe consists of just a few pants and not a whole lot of shirts - so easy peasy), and figure out what I want in the car with us. Bonnie has her TV in the backseat and games and movies. I need to download some books and movies on my iPad, and I can't decide whether to take a bag of crochet ready thread and hooks. I would rather have too many options than get bored being in the car for 2 weeks.

I know.... I tend to get on a chat ramble now and then.
Thank you for praying for our safety.
Keeping my fingers crossed closing goes off without a hitch.
(I wish they'd call already with the appointment time.)

Paper Play Sketches 002

Hi, everyone! 
Today I am sharing the new sketch challenge at 
Hope you'll join us!

The Sketch:

My Design Team Project:

My Favorite Things, Zig Zag Rectangle Dies
Echo Park, This & That, 6x6 pad

Link up here:

Hope you'll join us!

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Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Die Cuttin Divas - National Carnival Day

Hi, everyone! Today I am sharing the new challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas
Hope you'll join us this week!

This Week's Challenge:

Things found at a Carnival or Circus

My Design Team Project:

I decided to make a Circus Mini Album. There are lots of interactive pages. Some have pocket pages you can pull out and add photos or journaling or tickets to. Some have fun folded animals. Some have animal pockets you can mix and match where you want the animals on your train. It's a ton of fun. 

Circus Party Train Album links:

Other Cuts Used:

The Circus Party Train Album is a Carnia Gardner Design.
You can see her video here.

Link up here:

Hope you'll join us this week!
See you tomorrow.


Monday, February 22, 2016

I Scream; You Scream; We All Scream for Ice Cream!

Hi, everyone! I know it's still winter, but sometimes you just have to enjoy some ice cream no matter how cold it is outside.

Today's Project

My Favorite Things, Zig Zag stitched rectangle dies
 BasicGrey, 6x6 paper pad
Buttons from stash


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Thanks for swinging by to see what I'm up to in my craft room today.
See you tomorrow!