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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Let's Craft & Create - May Challenge

Hi, everyone!
A new challenge starts today at Let's Craft & Create. 
May's Theme Choices:
No Pattern Paper
OR
Anything Goes



Cute Bee from Cricut Paisley Collection
Shadow created with new offset feature
(By the way - I always set my shadows to size 0.065.)
Tim Holtz distress ink on wings
Lots of dimension
Embossing folders
Sheer Ribbon

Come join the fun this month at Let's Craft & Create. 
Enjoy your day. Smiles!
:) Janis

Monday, May 3, 2021

Bugaboo Beach Frog Life Saver

      Hi all my crafty friends! 
Today starts a special challenge at my 

First I'll show you my project, 
and then I'll tell you why 
this challenge is special 
and about our sponsor!

Ch# 95
FROGS
OR
We always have an Anything Goes option 
for those who don't want to use our weekly theme. 
This special challenge will run for 2 weeks.

Bugaboo image: Beach Frog Life Saver


Image colored with Prisma Pencils
Background colored with chalk
Gems, ribbon, pop dots, and pattern paper


We are teaming up with Double Trouble
and our challenge will last 
for 2 weeks instead of the normal one week.


Bugaboo Stamps is sponsoring at 

Thanks for visiting and commenting!
Hugs!
:) Janis

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Friday, April 30, 2021

You're Kind of the Best Ever

Hello my friends!


My Besties image, HERE
Pink ribbon
Echo Park pattern papers
foam tape to adhere image
Close To My Heart sentiment

Never underestimate the power 
of the hand written word in a card or letter. 

Thanks for visiting and commenting!
Hugs!
:) Janis
challenges:

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Hello Little Kitty

 Hello all my crafty friends!


Imagine That Digistamps, Rosy Tea Party
Echo Park pattern papers
foam dots to adhere image

Thanks for visiting and commenting!
Hugs!
:) Janis
challenges:

Monday, April 26, 2021

New Weekly Challenge!

 Hello all my crafty friends!

Information for email subscribers


Please note that the following information only applies to 
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Thanks to Daffodil Cards for her words.


A new challenge has started at

Challenge #94: Anything Goes
Option: Bright Colors

All craft types are welcome with unlimited entries!!
We have a sponsor this week.
See info below.



Imagine That Digi Stamp, Kimmie's Lemonade Stand



Here's a blast from the past creation...


Imagine That Digi Stamp, Leesa's Tulip


I love that these image sets come 
with both line art and precolored!

Sponsor: Imagine That DigiStamp
Prize: 3 digi sets
Winner must contact Imagine That DigiStamps directly within two weeks of winner announcement via their contact form. Be sure to tell them the challenge number you won at Crafting Happiness Challenges. 


Be sure to check out her 

I can't wait to see what you create this week!
Thanks for visiting and commenting!
:) Janis

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Friday, April 23, 2021

Goat Crazy Fun

 Happy Friday, everyone!


Imagine That, Goat Crazy
Really old CTMH pattern papers

Project Life insert cards
(I love using these on my card making)

Gems & Glitter Enamel Dots

Action Wobble!!

I've posted a short video below
of the Acton Wobble in action.


Thanks for visiting and commenting!
Hugs!
:) Janis
Challenges:

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Rosy Tea Party

 Good morning, everyone!
Today I have a Bunny in a teacup 
card to share with you. 
Who doesn't love a bunny in a teacup?


Imagine That Digistamps, Rosy Tea Party

Stitched and Lacy circle dies
Leaf embossing folder
Green, Pink twine
Foam dots
Pattern papers - Carta Bella
Card sketch - The Deconstructed Sketch #177



I'll be joining the Progressive Digi Challenge at Imagine That Digistamp. 
 

Thanks for visiting and commenting!
Hugs!
:) Janis
Challenges:

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Ladybug Hugs

 Good morning, everyone!
I'm enjoying my 
"getting back to basics" cards 
I've been creating 
for the last few weeks. Feels good.



All cuts from Cricut Design Space
Embossing folders
pop dots

Thanks for visiting and commenting!
Hugs!
:) Janis
Challenges:

Monday, April 19, 2021

Hanging Out

 Good morning, everyone!
 has a new challenge up, 
and this week we have a Sponsor!
(see below for details)


My Besties image
Enamel Dots
Stella Says Sketch



My Besties is sponsoring this week!
The prize is 3 images to the winner!!
Thanks for visiting and commenting!
Hugs!
:) Janis
Challenges:

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Bugaboo Puppy Fun Fold Card

 Good morning, everyone!


Bugaboo image: Cute Puppy
image colored with Stampin' Up Blends
Background chalked
Dog Paw metal charm
Fun-fold
Pattern papers


Get out your craft supplies & start creating!
Thanks for visiting and commenting,
Hugs!
:) Janis
Challenges:

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Count Your Blessings

      Hi, friends!

I've been trying to get back to basics 
in my crafting, and re-visiting 
some of my favorite Cricut cuts for my cards.


All die cuts from the Cricut library



Thanks for visiting and commenting!
Hugs!
:) Janis
Challenges:

Monday, April 12, 2021

Big Wind Day

Happy Monday all my crafty friends!
Did you know that April 12 is National Big Wind Day?
This has inspired my theme this week
 at my Crafting Happiness Challenges blog!!!

Ch#92 
(We have a sponsor this week! See info below.)
Kites 
OR
We always have an Anything Goes option 
for those who don't want to use our weekly theme. 

We accept all craft types!!
Unlimited entries!!


Cricut images from collections
Teddy Bear Parade & Create a Critter
Cardz TV Stamps, Beary Sweet
Stamped sentiment
pop dots
stitched dies
Pattern papers


And here's a Blast from the Past card posted a few years ago using the same stamp set...


CardzTV Stamps is our sponsor this week!
One random entry will be chosen for the Beary Sweet CardzTV Stamps set! (winner must have USA address)

Join in the fun this week!
Thanks for visiting and commenting!
Hugs!
:) Janis

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Sunshine

 Good morning, everyone!

A new challenge at my Crafting Happiness Challenges blog is going on. Come join the fun! Each week we have a theme or an option to use Anything Goes if you prefer not to work with our theme.

This week it's all about SUNSHINE! Oh my gosh, I love the sunshine and warmer weather. 

For my card, I used a CardMaps sketch.

I created this card in Cricut Design Space using images, shapes, creating shadow layers, incorporating pattern paper designs, and then print and cutting everything and layering. Some bling was also added to the sun. :) 

You can create this card yourself with this link....

Enjoy - and let me know if you like this sort of thing. If so, I may try to make more of this type of print and cut layered card styles and then provide links for all of you to create in your own home.




Thank you so much for stopping by today.
Hope you'll join us at Crafting Happiness Challenges!
products

Thanks for visiting and commenting!
Hugs!
:) Janis

Monday, April 5, 2021

Let's Craft & Create - April Challenge

 Good morning, everyone!

Let's Craft & Create - Challenge theme:
Anything Goes + (optional)
add Flowers

This layout was so fun to make. I opened up the Cricut Design Space and just searched for Spring-like images. It's a mix of all sorts of things from all sorts of Cricut cartridges, and I love how it turned out.




If you would like to make this layout, here's the link. Feel free to customize it as you wish. Enjoy!


Thanks for visiting and commenting!
shop Close To My Heart (CTMH) with me
Hugs!
:) Janis
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Monday, March 29, 2021

Here Comes Peter Cottontail...

A new challenge started today at my Crafting Happiness Challenge blog!

Join in this week's challenge theme:
Ch# 90
You have 2 challenge options:
Bunnies
OR
We always have an Anything Goes option for those those who don't want to use our weekly theme. 

We accept all craft project types!!
Unlimited entries!!


Hugs!
Thanks for visiting and commenting!
:) Janis

Monday, March 22, 2021

Check This Out!

      Hi all my crafty friends!

I wanted to share a link with you to an awesome new online store.

Bokeh & Paint



One of our daughters, Kati, is an artist, photographer, art teacher, and a crafter. She just finished getting her new store online yesterday, and I would LOVE for you to go visit, shop, support, and share the link with everyone.

Her store offers:
Original Paintings
Limited Edition Prints
Hand Crafted Keychains
Hand Crafted Phone Grips
Hand Crafted Stickers

and....

Earrings coming soon!!

She's quite amazing.

Bonnie is getting this keychain for her travel bag. Not to put keys on, but just to have something of her's on her bag. She takes her bag everywhere. 

I'm getting this one just for a house key to loop to my jeans belt buckle for when I'm out walking.

This one to loop on my purse strap so I'll stop losing my keys. LOL

And what's really exciting, is that she's got Hand Crafted Earrings coming soon! I do LOVE me some earrings!
Support small business.
#ShopShareSupport

Thanks for visiting and commenting!
Hugs!
:) Janis

Summer Lovin'

 Good morning, everyone!

There's a new challenge starting today at my Crafting Happiness Challenges blog! Come join the fun!

Ch# 89
You have 2 challenge options:
Outdoors
OR
We always have an Anything Goes option for those those who don't want to use our weekly theme. 

We accept all craft project types!!
Unlimited entries!!


This is NOT my layout design. This Cricut Design Space cut file was shared with a FB group I'm a part of and enjoy.

Thanks for visiting and commenting!
Shop Close To My Heart (CTMH) with me
Shop Cricut with me
Thank you for your support
Hugs!
:) Janis

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Monday, March 15, 2021

Bring Me Coffee

 Good morning, everyone!
Time for a new weekly challenge at my challenge blog, Crafting Happiness Challenges!

Just a note about the challenges, 
You have 2 challenge options:
Beverages
OR
We always have an Anything Goes option for those those who don't want to use our weekly theme.

We accept all craft project types!!
Unlimited entries!!

Here is my scrapbook layout using the Beverages theme:


I don't drink coffee, but I do love the aroma of it.


You can make this layout!
Here is the link to Cricut Design Space.

All of the cuts are included in Cricut Access.
Not a Cricut Access subscriber? You can easily sign up for that here. It's pretty awesome. So many Cricut cartridges and images are included. I do believe I love this more than the Silhouette store subscription. 

gasp  

I know. 

I used to love the Silhouette monthly subscription, but these days, Cricut Access meets my needs much better, and honestly, the Cricut cuts better and is easier to use.... in my opinion. We could get into a long discussion about the pros and cons of each, but no need for that. They both work well for different needs.

Thanks for visiting and commenting!
Shop Close To My Heart (CTMH) with me
Shop Cricut with me
Thank you for your support
Hugs!
:) Janis