Monday, November 30, 2020

Christmas Tags Pocket Letter

 This week I have a Christmas Tags Pocket letter to share with you!  This is for my TAG challenge over at Crafting Happiness Challenges.

Pocket Letter Base
Tag Metal Die
Sheer Ribbon
My Besties images
Stamped messages
Decorative wooden buttons
Gold embellishments

Enjoy your day.
:) Janis

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Merry Christmas!

 Who had a fabulous Thanksgiving?!

We stayed home (just the 3 of us) and created a Whole Foods, Plant Based meal. Last year we were vegan too, but I did cheat a little with turkey and ham. 

So.... so much has been going on. You've probably noticed I'm not posting daily like I have for years. Well, we have moved (temporarily) just so we can work on the house easier without living in it.

Our darling, Ginger, passed away on November 20th. She was 6 years old. My heart is broken. I was able to pick up her ashes a couple of days ago.

And... this has nothing to do with why I've been busy, but I'm so happy that I've lost over 40 pounds. 

Now... on to some crafty funness...

Adorable image from Imagine That Digistamp
Marleen's Christmas Stocking
Sizzix die for goody pocket
Jingle Bell (from Santa's sleigh that fell off last year and rollled down our roof into the snow)
Stitched dies from Amazon
Ribbon from stash
Krispy Kreme DOUGHNUTS card (from our grandson's fundraiser)
Who doesn't LOVE doughnuts?!

This project created especially for the Imagine That Progressive Challenge.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, everyone.
:) Janis

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Try Stampin' On Tuesday Sketch 485

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

My Design Team project:

Digital Delights by Louby Loo image
Stitched dies
Cardz TV Stamps for sentiment
Echo Park, A Perfect Christmas 6x6 paper pad

And the sketch...

Thanks for visiting with me today.
:) Janis

Monday, November 23, 2020

Thanksgiving Pocket Letter

 Hi, everyone!

Today begins a new challenge over at my blog
Crafting Happiness Challenges.

Ch# 23 Turkey and / or Pilgrims

I decided to make a pocket letter for this challenge. I sat down and made a few of these with using some of the same Cricut cuts and then adding a little bit of different flare and papers to each one. I'm just so burnt out on card making. I still make them, but it's time to move on to something else for a while.

Cricut cuts
Sheer Ribbon
Extra Thick Twine
Pattern Papers
Washi Tape
Pocket Letter Page

Thanks for visiting with me today.
I so enjoy reading all of the comments you leave me.
Would love to hear from you today.

Enjoy your day,
:) Janis

Monday, November 16, 2020

Anything But a Card Challenge

 It's No Cards - Anything But a Card challenge time at my Crafting Happiness Challenge blog this week. Come join us!

You'll notice I have 3 different pocket letters I created this month using some of the same die cut images from the Cricut library. The colors may alter a bit on the die cuts, but the pocket letters also have slight differences to them as well.  I'm in a pocket letter swap group on Facebook (which I love), so I was doing a little bit of mass producing with the die cuts and papers.

pocket letter base
washi tape
Cricut die cuts
bookmark created in Cricut
Extra thick twine
stamped sentiments

Thanks for stopping by today.
:) Janis

Friday, November 13, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving Pocket Letter

 You will be seeing several pocket letters this month here on my blog. This is so fun.

pocket letter base
washi tape
extra thick twine
Cricut die cut and paper pieced images
sticker sentiments
pattern papers
puffy sticker elements
cut apart sentiments

Enjoy your weekend!
:) Janis

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Try Stampin' On Tuesday Sketch 483

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

My Design Team project:

Echo Park, Baby Girl 6x6 paper pad
Various buttons
Stitched square die
Satin bow
The Paper Shelter pre-colored image

And the sketch...

Thanks for visiting with me today.
:) Janis

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Let's Craft and Create Ch# 165

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

The theme for this month's challenge is:
(use any of your favorite sketches)

My Design Team project:

pre-colored image from Leehollandart
Kraft card base
Stampin' Up cardstock
MFT dies
Shimmer pen on cat collar and butterflies
sentiment from March 2020 -
Echo Park Stamp Club, Oh Happy Day

My favorite Sketch:
Paper Play Sketches #20

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!

:) Janis