Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Coffee & Cameras


My Besties pre-colored image
Rose Paperclips & Toothpick Banners from stash
Freshly Made Sketch #57

Be safe tonight if you're going out.
:) Janis

Monday, December 28, 2020

Have an Ice Day!

  Hello my friends!

I'm not real happy with this card, but I'm going to throw it up here on the blog anyway. 

Ice Skate from Cricut library
Sentiment from Cardz TV Stamps
Sentiment die from My Creative Time
Martha Stewart Snowflake punch
Background papers from Hobby Lobby

Join in the fun and link up your projects this week at 

Baby It's Cold Outside!
:) Janis

Crafting Happiness Challenges #77 New Year or Any Celebration

 Hello my friends!
Crafting Happiness Challenges
This week - New Year or Any Celebration


Cricut cartridge, Teddy Bear Parade
Carta Bella, Snow Much Fun pattern papers
Stitched Rounded dies - Amazon
Inking around the edges
Cardz TV Stamps, Very Merry stamp set
Foam tape

Join in the fun and link up your projects this week at 

Enter my de-stash give away!
Details HERE

Happy New Year!
:) Janis

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Sketch Week Continues! Card Creation # 6

Enter my de-stash give away!
Details HERE


My Besties pre-colored image
Freshly Made Sketch #7

Thanks for visiting!
:) Janis

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Sketch Week Continues! Card Creation #5


My Besties pre-colored image
Freshly Made Sketch #5

Enjoy the quiet of the weekend.
:) Janis

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Sweet Happy New Year

 Hi, friends!

This year is about over, and a new one about to begin.


Chalked background (so easy and fun)
My Besties pre-colored image
Cardz TV Mini Messages
Stitched dies
Gold Shimmer Ribbon (Amazon)
pattern papers and gems from a pocket letter swap I did (I love the colors!)

I chalked the background. I used to do this all the time, and just forgot about it until today when the white background was begging me to put some chalk on it.
I used pink, green, blue, and lavender. 

Thanks for visiting!
STAY WARM and safe this week if traveling.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
:) Janis

Monday, December 21, 2020

Crafting Happiness Challenges #76 - Anything Goes

 Hello my friends!
Crafting Happiness Challenges
This week - Anything Goes

Sketch Week on my blog!

Fancy Pants 6x6, Home for Christmas
Cricut Teddy Bear Parade cartridge
Freshly Made Sketches #463

I also used 52 Christmas Card Throwdown's April theme: Forest/Deer,

Join in the fun and link up your projects this week at 

Merry Christmas!
:) Janis
ABC Christmas (Y-your favorite things - mine is animals)

Friday, December 18, 2020

Dear Santa

 Hi! Hope y'all are having a really good December!

This is a cute little cutting file created by Lori Whitlock. I will admit, I'm awful putting together new things without a tutorial. This file is new, and I didn't see a tutorial for it. I had so much extra cut out paper that I have no idea how this thing is suppose to go together. I just winged it and trashed the leftover cuts.

But it's still CUTE!

You can put something in the drawer and a tag, note, or gift card in the snowman envelope holder thingie.

Thanks for visiting with me today and for always leaving me encouraging comments. I love reading your comments! They always make me smile.

We will be working on the house this weekend. More painting, sawing, sanding... It's suppose to get in the 20's tonight. We don't have central air and heat there, just a few gas heaters in a few different rooms. I hope all of our blankets, layered clothing, and sweaters keep us warm, or I may just park out in from the gas heater and not move at all. It's amazing how stiff I am in the cold. Probably a lot to do with age and arthritis. :)

One of our daughters is eloping this weekend and spending their honeymoon at Disney. We are throwing them a big party when they get back. I'm very much looking forward to that event. 

Enjoy your weekend! Stay warm!
:) Janis
Crafty Creations

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Santa is Coming to Town


Kraft card base
Cricut card file from library

This was so easy! 
Santa and his stack of gifts is all one base that you build the layers on. 

Merry Christmas!
:) Janis


Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Hug in a Mug


Miss Kate Cuttables pattern papers
Cardz TV Stamps, Hug in a Mug
Teddy Bear Parade, Cricut library
Stitched oval dies
Foam Tape
Paper Play Sketches #8

I'm playing along at 52 Christmas Cards Countdown. Their theme is to pick any of their previous challenges. 

I chose a challenge they had in October - Winter Sweaters. :) 

Thanks for visiting!
:) Janis

Monday, December 14, 2020

Crafting Happiness Challenges #75

 Hi, crafters!

Crafting Happiness Challenges
This week's theme:
Ch# 75 - Christmas Trees

Today I have a pocket letter to share with you made of Christmas Tree tags. The recipient can remove the tags and actually use them on gifts this season! :) 

Pocket letter sleeve (baseball card size sleeve)
Jingle Bell
Christmas Tree charm on binding
Gold shimmer ribbon
Lots of gems and pearls
Lawn Fawn, landscape stitched die
Foam tape to adhere trees
Simon Says Stamp, Happy Holidays sentiment stamp
Snowflake and tree cut with images from the Cricut library

Come play at Crafting Happiness Challenges this week!

Enjoy your day!
Merry Christmas!
:) Janis

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Merry & Bright

 Hi! Can you believe I'm on a streak of daily projects. Woo Hoo!

Teddy Bear Parade Cricut cartridge
Tag and background cut from Silhouette library
Miss Kate Cuttables snowing pattern paper
Sentiment stamp from stash
Foam Dots
:) Janis

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Gnome Snow Globe Card

 Hi, everyone!
I hope y'all are having a wonderful December so far.

This little booger took me a bit to create.
It wasn't hard, just a new fold style.
Lori Whitlock has wonderful tutorial videos.
(Thank you, Lori!)

View from looking down on this 3D Snow Globe card.

And it folds nicely for A2 envelopes!
The base can fold up or down
(down shown here).
Lori's video said down was preferred for
A2 envelope mailing.

Lori Whitlock Gnome Snow Globe box card
Scrap pattern papers
Foam dots for snowflakes

Tada! I did it! I didn't think I'd be able to figure this out, but thanks to Lori Whitlocks tutorial video, I got it done!

Merry Christmas!
:) Janis

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Try Stampin' On Tuesday Challenge #487

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 pre-colored image
Miss Kate Cuttables pattern papers
Cardz TV Stamps for sentiment
Scalloped scallop border punch

And the sketch...

Thanks for visiting with me today.
:) Janis

Monday, December 7, 2020

I Come BEARing Gifts

 Hi, crafters!

Cricut, Teddy Bear Parade
MFT Polar Bear Pals
Patten paper
Stitched die for landscape snow drift
foam tape to adhere image


Come play along!
:) Janis

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Christmas Pocket Letter

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

The theme for this month's challenge is:

My Design Team project:

Christmas Pocket Letter

Pocket Letter page
My Besties pocket fillers and images
washi tape
stamps and punches

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

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Snow Much Fun

 Hi! Can you believe it? I'm posting a project 2 days in a row. It's been a while since I've been able to do that. But don't get used to it. Things are still busy over here. LOL


Adorable image from Imagine That Digistamp
Raymond's Snowman
Stampin' Up old die for sentiment backing

SU dimensionals for image and sentiment
Ribbon from.. no idea
6x6 paper pad, Home for Christmas (Fancy Pants Designs)
SU Dapper Denim cardstock

Freshly Made Sketch #219

This project created especially for the Imagine That Progressive Challenge.

Merry Christmas!

:) Janis