Friday, January 29, 2021

Big Hugs

 Good morning!
First of all, thank you for your prayers for Bonnie. She did great with her 2 procedures this week, and now we can make a plan to fix it. We will probably be scheduling surgery soon to get her well, so your continued prayers are much appreciated. Thank you!

Now.... the first card I've made this year... I think.

I used products from an old kit from TSOL.
I'm really out of the swing of making cards. It took me forever to find tape, glue dots, liquid glue, and all my other card making supplies. All this moving has gotten me so unorganized! 

If you haven't heard, I re-joined Close To My Heart. It was only $20, and I get $21 of CTMH cash to spend on products. Plus I'll get 25% off anything I buy. Couldn't pass it up. This special ends January 31, so hurry if you want this same deal! If you're like me, I'm just doing it for the discount. If I don't meet the minimum in orders by the end of the quarter, the worst that happens is my discount decreases a little for the next quarter. So no pressure at all to buy buy buy. I'll just get things now and then I want to use. You can do this too. Here's my link to the special deal. Check it out! But do it now before the special ends. Who doesn't like a discount?!!!

Of course, I would be tickled if you ordered from my site. :)  

Big Hugs!
:) Janis


Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Goodbye 20, Hello 21 !

 I did it again. I spent $20 to sign up with Close To My Heart and I get $21 CTMH cash to spend plus 25% discount on my orders. :) I probably won't buy enough to stay active at the end of the quarter, but hey, I get a great discount in the meantime!

Want $21 to spend when you sign up for $20 and get 25% discount?


Ends January 31st, so hurry!

:) Janis
Shop Close To My Heart

Monday, January 25, 2021

Crafting Happiness Ch#81 Anything Goes

 Good morning!

We've been working on things around our house, so I haven't had any crafting time last week. This week Bonnie has surgery and then a couple days later, another procedure. So, crafting may not happen this week either.  Please keep Bonnie in your prayers.

Our weekend project for the house:



See all those decorative cutouts? Guess who painted inside all those lovely areas? And guess what paintbrush I used. :) It wasn't hard. Just took a while. Next we will work on painting the trim and actual stairs themselves.


I thought I'd share some of my favorite projects from the past with you today.

My challenge blog, Crafting Happiness Challenges, is having an Anything Goes theme this week! You can enter up to 5 cards per blog/email, but you have unlimited entries available for non-card projects. To inspire you, here are 3 projects I've created. (Links to the posts included for details)

Simple Card (and cute kitty)

Crochet blanket

Enjoy your week.
Until next time!
:) Janis

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

"Deer" Friends - I crack me up sometimes

My Besties pre-colored image
Circle and scallop circle dies
Freshly Made Sketch #39

Thank you for swinging by today!
:) Janis

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Messy Journal Page & A Little News Update

 Happy Tuesday, everyone!
I want to share Messy Journaling with you today
and then I have a little bit of news for you.

Don't forget the current challenge at Crafting Happiness Challenges is FARM FRESH this week. Interpret any way you like.

Day 7 of 100 Days of Bible Promises

Products used for these pages:

I do love coloring with crayons and chalk.

Now for some news...

I have left Facebook. Shocker, I know. 

Used Stamp Sets for Sale Soon
I need to de-stash some lovely stamping and crafting goodies. I'll be posting some things here for sale and see how that goes. More details about that later.

Pinterest is one of my alternative ideas to share my crafts out in the world. This was something I did years ago, and just let it slide to the back burner. May be time to get that going again.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.
I would really LOVE to hear from you in the comments.

:) Janis

Friday, January 15, 2021

My Besties card

A little My Besties cuteness from my stash 
that I haven't shared with you yet.

My Besties pre-colored image
Freshly Made Sketches #21
flowers & pearls
stitched and scallop circle dies

Have a wonderful day!
:) Janis

Monday, January 11, 2021

B - Brrrr

  Hello my friends!

B - Brrr

Various pattern papers
Cricut, Teddy Bear Parade cartridge
Foam Tape
Dies from Amazon
Cardz TV Stamps, Snow Day stamp set

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

Brrrr, stay warm!
:) Janis

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Let's Craft and Create Ch #167 (option - cheers to you)

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

The theme for this month's challenge is:

My Design Team project:

Gold embossed pattern paper
Woodgrain pattern paper
Gold shimmer ribbon
Cricut cuts from Close To My Heart images
Foam tape
Distressed ink around cut images

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

Monday, January 4, 2021

A - Animals

  Hello my friends!

Crafting Happiness Challenges
The theme this week is:
A - Animals

Print and Cut image from the Cricut library
Carta Bella, Gone Camping 6x6 paper pad
Foam tape to adhere image

Funny tidbit - I made this card accidentally upside down. So whoever receives it will have fun finding out it doesn't open the way they think it will. LOL

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

Happy New Year!
:) Janis

Friday, January 1, 2021

Happy New Year!!


Welcome to 2021! 

Can you believe it?! I still remember the 1999/2000 with all the hoopla about changing the year format in banking programs from 2 digit to 4, and people panicking about doomsday.  Some people were filling their bathtubs with water thinking everything was going off grid when the date changed, and stocking up their pantries. 

But not our family. We rang in 2000 at Alligator Point in Florida. It was wonderful! We went camping with all our children and their cousins, aunts, and uncles. We had a blast! It was the type of vacation that's never forgotten.

And now it's been 21 years since all of that. One day we'll look back on this 'Rona pandemic and remember how crazy it was too.

cut file from Lori Whitlock
gold paper for some of the stars
pattern papers from Close To My Heart
gold shimmer ribbon (it curls nicely, by the way)
Folds flat for mailing

Thank you for visiting!
:) Janis

Enter my de-stash give away!
Details HERE