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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Halloween Pocket Letter #2

Thanks for visiting with me today!
So excited to share another pocket letter with you.

Now, if you saw the one from yesterday, you are going to notice that the sent to pocket and the name pocket are on this one too. That's because I ended up using the one yesterday for someone else. I swapped out those 2 pockets with something different.

Here's the front... man I need to get some washi tape.


And here's the back.
The white coin envelopes have goodies inside - whatever the items are on the outside. So one has googlie eyes, and one has buttons, etc.


These are fun. I'm still not sure I'm doing them right. But I'm having fun and hopefully the person receiving these will enjoy them too.

See you tomorrow!
The start of BOO month!!

BOO!
:) Janis

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Try Stampin' On Tuesday Sketch 477

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

My Design Team project:


Cow - Cricut Create a Critter
Papers from scraps
White gel pen
Foam tape to adhere cow

And the sketch...

Thanks for visiting with me today.
Hugs! 
:) Janis

Pocket Letter: Halloween #1

Welcome to a brand new week of your life. Make it a great one!

Today I'm going to share with you a pocket letter I made for a Facebook swap group. I haven't made but a few Pocket Letters, so I'm still trying to decide what's enough, what's too much, etc when I build one. Hopefully my swap partner will like this one.

Front
Several of the pockets have ribbon or twine wrapped around the inserts.
Tiny clothes pins
puffy stickers
die cuts
sticker sentiments

Back
The back has little goodies, info, letter, and short little tidbits of my day. I also included a date card for when this was mailed - from who - to who... And I looked up the meaning of the name of the lady I'm swapping with and wrote that definition and pronunciation on a little silhouette of a woman.

It's a little chunky for the envelope, so I added extra postage to it.
Hopefully, she will enjoy it.

If you are a pocket letter seasoned pro, please feel free to give me advice, tips, and tricks on how to make a great one. I wanted to add some washi tape to the part where the holes are for a binder, but low and behold, I have no washi tape. I know. Gasp, right? Just never gotten into that. But it seems I need to start a collection now for these.

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

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Home Grown

Welcome to your weekend. Hope it's a nice one. :)


My Besties pre-colored image here
 foam tape to adhere image

Papers from a card kit - no idea who made them

Cardz TV Stamps, Home Grown set

Stampin' Up stitched & scallop square dies

Sequins

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
I'd love to hear from you in the comments.
Smiles!
:) Janis
Challenges:

Friday, September 25, 2020

Cute Pumpkin Card

 It's Friday!


Hello my friends!

Image from Stinkin Cute in the Silhouette Library
and adhered with foam tape

Papers from a Halloween pad from last year

Mojo Monday sketch

That's all I got for today.
Enjoy your weekend.
Hugs!
:) Janis
Challenges:

Thursday, September 24, 2020

My Besties Batty Halloween Card

 My Besties Halloween Card time!


My Besties image HERE

Papers from an old Halloween 6x6 pad (the cover is gone, so no idea what the name of the pad was)

The Bats and polka dots on the paper is raised embossed glitter.

image adhered with foam tape

Anyone want to penpal Halloween cards (USA)?

Enjoy your day!
:) Janis
Challenges:

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Witch Way to the Candy

 Hi, everyone! 


Stinkin' Inkers image from the Silhouette Library
image adhered with foam tape
Cardz TV Stamps for sentiment
No idea where the papers came from

Mojo Monday sketch

Thanks for visiting!
:) Janis
Challenges:

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Sweet Friend

 Glad you stopped by!
Want to see my craft room I'm working on?
Scroll down to the next post.


Image from Stinkin Cute in the Silhouette Library
Stampin' Up scallop and circle stitched dies
My Creative Tim Stitched Mini Tag dies and shadow
My Creative Time sentiment stamp
No idea where the papers came from

Mojo Monday sketch

Thanks for visiting today!

Challenges:
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/
http://craftyanimals.blogspot.com/
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/
https://avenue613.blogspot.com/
http://alwaysfunchallenges.blogspot.com/
http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.com/
http://pammiesinkypinkieschallenges.blogspot.com/
http://thepapergirlschallenge.blogspot.com/ (tag, flower, polka dots)
https://creativecrafterschallenge.blogspot.com/

Craft Room Chat

 Good morning! My craft room is upstairs now. 

//throw confettii//

It's not all organized yet, but at least I got almost everything up here. I love all the sunlight and having a big room to myself!

There is an area of the roof we need to repair on one side of the room, so until then, I can't push anything up against that wall. I'm using tables right now for desks, but Tom will be custom building me some desks and storage units / cubbies / etc eventually.

I'm going to share some pictures with you, but no judging! LOL I know it's a mess. You can't see inside the closet, but just picture it stuffed. :)

The walls are lavender and the ceiling is gray.

Tom sanded the floors and we sealed them with whatever stuff you use to do that on floors. LOL It's so cool to imagine that people have been walking on these floors since the 1890s. We just love this old, historic house.

Obviously the windows and trim aren't finished. But, we are working on things and hope to have it completed one day.

The cardboard in front of the fireplace is because we need to seal that so the wind doesn't blow grime and cover my crafty toys.


I put the doggie blanket down because Ginger & Mary Ann go back and forth from laying in my craft room to laying on the couch in Tom's office.

I had to put some stuffed animals on the mantel we bought in Alaska.



Thanks for indulging me in my excitement over getting the craft room upstairs. Hope everyone is well and has a really good day.

Hugs!
:) Janis

P. S. I'll post a card in a few minutes.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Shades of Blue

Yesterday, we started moving my craft room upstairs.
It looks like chaos! 


My Besties pre-colored image

I really love purchasing pre-colored images.
Do you have a favorite place to get them from?
Share in the comments the store links!

Mojo Monday sketch 383


MFT stitched banner dies
sequins
papers from scraps

Thank you for visiting. I hope your week is just fabulous.
Stay well, everyone!

Big hugs,
:) Janis

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Nuts About You

 Hi, everyone!

The weather is a whole lot cooler these past few days. I love it.


Image from Silhouette Library
gems
foam tape to adhere image
Mojo Monday Sketch 380

Thanks for visiting!
See you tomorrow!
:) Janis

Friday, September 18, 2020

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Grateful

 Hi, everyone! Glad you stepped into my craftroom blog today.


Echo Park die cuts
Pink & Main, Pumpkin Spice 6x6 paper pad
Stitched circle and scallop circle dies

Thanks for visiting!
:) Janis
Challenges: 
Stinkin' Inkers (3 leaves)

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Cooler Weather Coming Our Way

Fall is my favorite season. I love everything about it...
leaves changing colors and blowing in the wind
sweater weather
Pumpkin Spice everything
the colors....
the decorations....
the thrill of Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas coming
... anywho....


Hedgehog cut file by Echo Park from the Silhouette store
Pink & Main, Pumpkin Spice 6x6 paper pack
Enamel dot, gems
White gel pen for "stitching" doodling

Thank you for visiting with me today!
Love hearing from you in the comments. Y'all really lift my spirits every day.
Big hugs!
:) Janis
Challenges:

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Try Stampin' On Tuesday Sketch 475

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 pre-colored image
Simon  Says Stamp set for flowers and sentiment
Papers from scraps

And the sketch...

Thanks for visiting with me today.
Hugs! 
:) Janis
Challenges:
http://angiesdigitalstamps.blogspot.com/
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/
https://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.com/

Monday, September 14, 2020

Challenge # 66

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

Always Anything Goes

Flashback project highlight


Pie Box and Pumpkin, Cricut cartridge Thanksgiving Table Decor
Sentiment, Tag punch, and Ribbon
Thanks for visiting with me today.
:) Janis

Saturday, September 12, 2020

I Really Miss You

Happy weekend everyone! 


My Besties image here
Mojo Monday sketch (I love that she includes measurements!)
Tea Dye distress ink around edges
Simon Says Stamp set, Just Miss You


Enjoy your weekend!
Hugs!
:) Janis
Challenges:
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/
https://crafterscastle.blogspot.com/

Friday, September 11, 2020

Is It Christmas Yet?

Christmas Card!
I've been itching to make one.


My Besties image here
Echo Park, A Perfect Christmas 6x6 paper pad
Cardz TV Stamps, Mini Messages
Stampin' Up, scallop & circle dies as well as the sentiment banner die
Foam tape to adhere image
Shimmer pen on flower petals

First time entering the Cheerful Sketches challenges. I hope it was okay to make the square sketch into an A2 size card instead. 

Thanks for visiting with me today!
I'm off to get an eye exam and new glasses this morning. It's been about 3-4 years since the last one.

Hugs!
:) Janis
Challenges:
Christmas Crafts All Year Round (2 things that start with S: shimmer pen & Scallop Circle die)

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Hug Enclosed

Ooooo... guess what? I got a new My Besties image!


My Besties image here
Pink & Main, Be Brave 6x6 paper pad
Flower
Gems
Stitched rounded rectangle dies
Foam tape to adhere image
Stick it Down September card sketch here


Thank y'all so much for visiting and leaving me comments.
I love reading all of them - they brighten my day.
Hugs!
:) Janis
Challenges:
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/
https://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
http://daranddiane.blogspot.com/
http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.com/
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Piles of Smiles


My Besties pre-colored scarecrow image
Carta Bella, Fall Break 6x6 paper pad
Ribbon, Sequins
Stitched rectangle die
My Creative Time mini tag die
Cardz TV Stamps, Fall Fun

Thanks for swinging by today!
:) Janis

Challenges:
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/
http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/
http://cuteasabuttonchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://createfulheartcards.blogspot.com/
https://happycraftchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://challengeupyourlife.blogspot.com/
http://coloritcreateitshowitoff.blogspot.com/
http://bestieschallenge.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Fall is Coming!

Good afternoon / morning / evening!

Did you have a nice Labor Day long weekend?

We worked on the house renovations. Tom was up in the attic, under the house, inside, outside, upstairs and downstairs. We got some things checked off our list, and are slowly making steps toward moving our bedrooms upstairs. We may even start painting the outside this month!

Here's a simple card from the Silhouette store.


I only used the Silhouette cut file for the leaves. Everything else was hand cut or die cut.

Pattern papers - Carta Bella, Fall Break 6x6 pad
Stitched border die

I really like cutting the bottom off the front of a card and having pattern paper showing from the inside.

Enjoy your day!
:) Janis
Challenges:

Monday, September 7, 2020

Flashback Project

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

Always Anything Goes

Here is a flashback project posted earlier this year.
I love this image and pattern papers.


Stella Says Sketch #604
Stampin' Up pattern papers
Close To My Heart ribbon
Flower
Gemstone
Stampin' Up cardstock

Hope you'll join in the fun this week!
Hugs!
:) Janis

Sunday, September 6, 2020

A7 Wheat Thankful Card

OKay, so I'm not thrilled about how this card came out. It was so pretty in the Silhouette store, but I don't like the papers I chose or that I added shimmer on the wheat stalk in the middle of the bunch. Oh well, thought I'd share it with you today anyway. It would have been prettier with some pattern papers, but since it's a larger size card, I didn't have any papers that were "Fall-ish" larger than 6x6 I could use.


Silhouette store A7 card design
Trendy Twine
Shimmer pen
Enamel dots

On a good note, I'm going to cut out some leaves for our monthly frig calendar. That is always fun for me. :) 
Enjoy your evening.
Big hugs!
:) Janis

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Let's Craft and Create Ch# 163

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

The theme for this month's challenge is:
ANYTHING GOES + (OPTION)
BEST OF FRIENDS
(anything friendship related)

My Design Team project:


pre-colored image from Leehollandart
pattern papers, Echo Park, Baby Girl 6x6 pad
Dies, Button & Ribbon (Amazon)
bow maker
Shimmer pen for flowers
Simon Says Stamp, Happy Days, sentiment
Kraft Card base
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

Challenges:
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/
https://creativecrafterschallenge.blogspot.com/
https://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com/
https://crafterscastle.blogspot.com/
http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com/
http://sognandoscrap.blogspot.com/
https://creativecrafterschallenge.blogspot.com/

Friday, September 4, 2020

Back to School

I hope all of you are doing well. I can't believe all this 'Rona stuff is still going on. Good grief. Enough already! 

The good news is though that it's inches away from Fall weather. Woo-hoo!

In honor of all of the teachers, staff, lunch ladies, janitors, and special related arts... Welcome back to school! May this year bring unexpected smiles and happy days for all of you. 

Parents - hang in there! I saw a lady wearing a t-shirt yesterday day that said, "Livin' on hand sanitizer & prayer." Good attitude!


This fun fold card file is from Lori Whitlock.
Anna Griffin cardstock (so pretty - that woman is amazing)
This would be great for teachers and librarians too.
You can also change the wording on the card insert to say something else.
I plan on making more of this fun fold type card for different occasions.
Easy peasy and so cute!
Lori Whitlock rocks!


Enjoy your weekend.
Thank you so much for all of your comments. They have kept me going through our transition of closing our small town store.
Hopefully, I can start to get more projects out now that I'm starting to get my temporary craft space at home set up. 

If no one has told you today, hear this:

YOU MATTER

Big, big hugs!
:) Janis
Challenges:
http://cardztv.blogspot.com/
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/
https://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
http://daringcardmakers.blogspot.com/
http://yourscrapbookplace.blogspot.com/
https://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/
https://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
https://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/
http://giveacrafteracookie.blogspot.com/
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Try Stampin' On Tuesday Sketch 473

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

My Design Team project:

Doodlebug Designs pattern paper and chicken die cut
stitched circle die
Red gems
Sentiment from Pink & Main

And the sketch...

Thanks for visiting with me today.
Hugs!