Monday, August 31, 2020

Hello There, Butterfly

Hi, everyone! 
It's time for a new weekly challenge at 

Always Anything Goes


This was a fun card design to create.
I have no idea why I folded the top corner of the card, other than I just wanted to do something different. I like how it came out. 

pre-colored image from Lee Holland
fun stitched die
papers from scraps


Thank you for visiting!
:) Janis
Challenges:


Sunday, August 30, 2020

Travel Bag

I'm writing this post on Friday (28th). It's a little after one in the afternoon, and I am soooo sleepy. My arthritis has been hurting more these past few days, and it's hard to sleep when everything hurts. I know. Boo-hoo. LOL It will get better. But man, I would love to just curl up right now and sleep.

Anyway... I'm sure that's not why you are here today.
So let's see what I created to share with you.


This little bag cut file and flower are from the Silhouette store.
Used old Close To My Heart papers and Recollections cardstock.
Image from The Paper Shelter (pre-colored)
I put a little coordinating tissue paper in it.


Have a marvelous day. Hope you get to take a little cat nap today.
Hugs!
:) Janis
Challenges:

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Grillin' & Chillin'

Happy weekend my crafty friends!
So glad you stopped by to see what I'm up to today.


This fun-fold card is from the Silhouette library.
You can find it here.


I inked around the edges of the pattern paper for the apron and pocket with Tim Holtz Tea distressed ink. The pocket shadow layer was added with the Silhouette software. Pattern papers from Doodlebug Design 6x6 paper pad. Recollection cardstock. Cardz TV stamps for sentiment.

Thanks for visiting today! Enjoy your weekend.
:) Janis
Challenges:

Friday, August 28, 2020

You Make Me Beary Happy



Border die
Echo Park Pet paper
Stitched circle die
Cardz TV Stamps

Thank you for seeing what I'm up to in my craft room today. I appreciate your comments so much!!
:) Janis
Challenges:
http://cardztv.blogspot.com/
https://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
http://cutitupchallenges.blogspot.com/
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com/
http://yourscrapbookplace.blogspot.com/
http://mybesties3ddecoblog.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2020-08-20T09:00:00-07:00&max-results=7

Thursday, August 27, 2020

You Are On My Mind


Freshly Made Sketches #41
My Besties pre-colored image
Flowers
Gems & Sequins
Simon Says Stamp, Beautiful Butterflies (sentiment)
MFT Stitched Dies
papers from scraps

Thanks for visiting!
:) Janis
Challenges:
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/
https://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/
https://kraftychickschallenge.blogspot.com/
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Better Get Better


Freshly Made Sketches #40

The Paper Shelter pre-colored image
MFT Stitched banner
Cardz TV Stamps
Papers from scrap box

Thanks for visiting!
:) Janis
Challenges:

Monday, August 24, 2020

Party All Night

Hi, everyone! 
It's time for a new weekly challenge at 

Always Anything Goes


Here is the last set of cards
created with the July Paper Pumpkin kit.
Love those lanterns.

Have a great day!
:) Janis

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Just a Note


My Besties pre-colored image
Freshly Made Sketches #39

MFT Die-namics stitched circle die
My Creative Time, sentiment stamp and dies
Trendy Twine

Thank you for visiting!
Enjoy your day. Hugs!

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Pajama's - The Official Work at Home Attire

I am itching to make Halloween, Fall, and Christmas cards.
Anyone else?

THANK YOU so much for your daily comments to my blog.
You have no idea how encouraging you are to me.
Hugs!


Pre-colored My Besties image
Papers from scraps
Ribbon - Amazon
stitched die - MFT Die-namics

Enjoy your day!
:) Janis
Challenges:

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Try Stampin' On Tuesday Sketch 471

There is a new challenge starting today over at 
(You do not have to have any stamping on your project)

My Design Team project:


My Besties image
Pattern papers are scraps from Carta Bella Summer Lovin'
My Creative Time, tab die
MFT Die-namics die
Micron pen for doodling
Sequins
Foam tape to adhere image
Washi tape dies
The Stamps of Life, floaties2stamp set for sentiment

And the sketch...

Thanks for visiting with me today.
Hugs! 

Monday, August 17, 2020

Ch# 62, You're Enough

Hi, everyone! 
It's time for a new weekly challenge at 

Always Anything Goes


Shaker card from Jillibean Soup

I stamped the butterflies for the background. This butterfly stamp is from Simon Says Stamp, Beautiful Butterflies.

Sentiment is also from that same Simon Says Stamp set, stamped in Cobbler Red (Stampin' Up ink).


Thanks for visiting with me today!
:) Janis
Challenges:

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Hello


Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Today's card has some scrap papers from
Close To My Heart from about 2 years ago.

The fun border die is from Simon Says Stamp.
I love making the bottom of my cards like this and using the paper I cut off on the inside.

My Besties pre-colored image

The Stamps of Life ribbon and sentiment stamp

Red and black gems

Stitched oval dies

Thanks for visiting with me today!
:) Janis
Challenges:

Friday, August 14, 2020

It's a Summertime BBQ


Love love love Doodlebug Designs everything!

Another cute card created with the Simon Says Stamp August card kit (and a few non-kit elements).

Doodlebug Designs, Bar-B-Cute 6x6 paper pad
Ant & BBQ stickers
Tim Holtz ink for cloud shading (stash)
Cloud and circle dies (stash)

See you tomorrrow!
Hugs!
:) Janis
Challenges:

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Sunshine is the Best Medicine


Can you tell that the Simon Says Stamp August kit is one of my favorites?! I love all the cuteness and outdoor elements.

Slim Line card (3 1/2" x 8 1/2")
Doodlebug Designs, Bar-B-Cute (LOL) 6x6 paper pad
Ant Enamel Dots
Element Stickers

This card design / idea is one of the samples included in the card kit. I love it when the sample designs / layouts are easy enough for me to try!
Get out and enjoy the sun today.
Hugs!
:) Janis

Challenges:

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Smile Greeting Card


I love the big SMILE die cut on here!
This card is made from a cut file by Lori Whitlock.
Tomorrow I'll show you the 3D box it co-ordinates with.

Have a fabulous day!
Hugs!
:) Janis
Challenges:

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Smile Treat Box


Lori Whitlock 3D file from the Silhouette Library

I don't know why, but I love camera cut files. 
This little treat box will make someone
smile. Fill it with Salt Water Taffy
or assorted cards, or whatever. 
Anything would be a fun out-of-the-blue gift.

Thanks for checking on me today.
Hugs!
:) Janis
Challenges:

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Friday, August 7, 2020

Sunshine is the Best Medicine


This card was created with the Simon Says Stamp August 2020 card kit. The layout was one of the sample ideas included in the kit. I love how they include those for when we want to craft, but can't think of where to start.

Thanks for visiting with me.
Hugs!
:) Janis

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Hello Sunshine


This card was created using the Simon Says Stamp August 2020 kit. This card was CAS'd from http://www.laurafadora.com/2020/07/29/hello-sunshine/ with a little changes of my own.

Thanks for visiting with me today!
:) Janis

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Let's Craft and Create Ch# 162

Hi, everyone!
Today starts a new challenge over at...

The theme for this month's challenge is:
ANYTHING GOES + (OPTION)
LOTS OF LAYERS

My Design Team project:


This adorable pre-colored image is from Leehollandart.
MFT dies
Sequins
Papers from a Unicorn 12x12 pad from Hobby Lobby
Sentiment from MFT, Magical Dragons
Stampin' Up cardstock

Our challenge runs from today to the last day of the month.

I hope to see your project linked up at 
for a chance to grab a top 3 spot 
or win this month's prize!

Hugs! 
:) Janis

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Try Stampin' On Tuesday Sketch 469

There is a new challenge starting today over at 
(You do not have to have any stamping on your project)

My Design Team project:

My Besties image
Glimmer Gel added to butterfly
Stitched Curve border die
Ribbon
Sentiment  - Simon Says Stamp, Beautiful Butterflies


And the sketch...

Thanks for visiting with me today.
Hugs! 

Monday, August 3, 2020

Let Your Troubles Float Away

Hi, everyone! 
It's time for a new weekly challenge at 

Always Anything Goes


Sentiment papers, embellishments, & image - The Stamps of Life
Fun fun fun!
Image colored with Spectrum Noir markers

Glad you stopped by today. Hugs!
:) Janis
Challenges:

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Summer Nights


These cards were made using the
July Paper Pumpkin kit.
The twine bows were added from my stash.

Hope you are having a really nice Sunday.
Hugs!
:) Janis


Saturday, August 1, 2020

It's a Party


Happy August and Happy Saturday!

Today is a special day for our family.
Our daughter-in-law will be starting off the
live music at a local store. This is the first time
she's played and sang there, and this town has
no idea how incredible she is.

The last time we went to the local live music
it was so relaxing. You just bring a chair, a cooler
filled with your preferred beverage
(Tom took beer. Bonnie & I took apple juice)
and relax. Once the evening starts to set in,
it's fun to see the bats flying around
and the fireflies.

Today's cards were created with the 
July Paper Pumpkin kit. I did add the postcard 
bases to a regular A2 folding card, along with some
clear sequins that weren't part of the kit.

Hope you enjoy your weekend.
Big hugs!
:) Janis