Sunday, October 31, 2021

#18 of Halloween Card Series

   BOO !
Hi, crafters

I have a bunch of Halloween cards to share with you this month. :) 
Hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them.

Card #18
Last One!!

So I did use a couple of metal dies in my Big Shot for this one.
Fence - Jaded Blossom
Stitched circle - Spellbinders

White gel pen added to rooftops. 


All of the cards in this series used the
Echo Park, Halloween Magic 6x6 paper pad. 

There is a total of 18 cards - and I still had lots 
of design paper left over from this pad! WOW!

All cards used solid cardstock from stash
Some cards have ribbon from various companies

Cards with sentiments are from various companies such as:
Cardz TV Stamps
Close To My Heart
Simon Says Stamp

I tried to keep everything fairly simple 
and flat for mailing with the exception 
of ribbon and bows now and then. 

I really wanted to add some gems, sequins, and enamel dots, 
but decided to stay with the flat clean & simple approach for these. 
But believe me, the struggle was real to not add some bling!

Happy Halloween!
:) Janis

Saturday, October 30, 2021

#17 Halloween Card Series

   BOO !
Hi, crafters

I have a bunch of Halloween cards to share with you this month. :) 
Hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them.

This series is winding down! 
Tomorrow is the last card.

Card #17



All of the cards in this series used the
Echo Park, Halloween Magic 6x6 paper pad. 

There is a total of 18 cards - and I still had lots 
of design paper left over from this pad! WOW!

All cards used solid cardstock from stash
Some cards have ribbon from various companies

Cards with sentiments are from various companies such as:
Cardz TV Stamps
Close To My Heart
Simon Says Stamp

I tried to keep everything fairly simple 
and flat for mailing with the exception 
of ribbon and bows now and then. 

I really wanted to add some gems, sequins, and enamel dots, 
but decided to stay with the flat clean & simple approach for these. 
But believe me, the struggle was real to not add some bling!

Happy Halloween!
:) Janis

Friday, October 29, 2021

#5 of CTMH Got Candy Card Series (Last one)

 Hi, crafters! 
Here's the last one for this month in the 
mini series of cards 
all using the papers & stickers 

Shop CTMH Got Candy? paper & sticker pack

LAST ONE OF THIS MINI SERIES
Card #5


Enamel dots from stash
I really enjoyed the sticker images and sentiments in this pack.
Hope you enjoyed this little mini series.

Thanks for visiting & commenting!
:) Janis





Thursday, October 28, 2021

#4 of CTMH Got Candy Card Series

Hello, crafters!
Before I show you today's card make, please keep my husband, Tom, in your prayers today through the weekend. The surgery that was planned a couple of weeks ago, was postponed to today instead. He will be in the hospital a few days before coming home. Hopefully things will go well, and he'll come home before the weekend starts.

You may or may not know that Tom went through several doctor appointments, tests, procedures, etc trying to narrow down what exactly was wrong. They did a biopsy thinking for sure it would be cancer. That came back inconclusive, and now the doctor thinks it's probably not cancer, but something he was born with that has just now started to give him troubles. And when I say "just now" this has been going on for a few months. Anyway, he's already had 2 surgeries, and we hope this will be the last one. They will remove the damaged area and have to reroute some things, so pretty major surgery. The bad area will be sent to the lab for testing again. Hopefully it will come back as not cancer as the doctor now suspects.  Anyway, I would greatly appreciate all of your prayers for everyone involved in his surgery and care while in the hospital, that God protects him, and heals him completely and quickly so his life and our lives can get back to normal again. Thank you so very much for praying.

I'll post an update about his progress hopefully next week.

...

Time for a new mini series of cards 
all using the papers & stickers 


Enamel dots on this one were also from my stash
The sentiment stickers are really fun!

Thanks for visiting & commenting!
:) Janis





Wednesday, October 27, 2021

#3 of CTMH Got Candy Card Series

 Hi, crafters! 
Time for a new mini series of cards 
all using the papers & stickers 


I love this one!!!!

Thanks for visiting & commenting!
:) Janis





Tuesday, October 26, 2021

#2 of CTMH Got Candy Card Series

 Hi, crafters! 
Time for a new mini series of cards 
all using the papers & stickers 


I added some enamel dots to this card from my stash

Thanks for visiting & commenting!
:) Janis





Monday, October 25, 2021

Flashback - Halloween

Flashback Halloween Projects





Have a fun week!
:) Janis

Sunday, October 24, 2021

#16 of Halloween Card Series

   BOO !
Hi, crafters

I have a bunch of Halloween cards to share with you this month. :) 
Hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them.

Card #16


All of the cards in this series used the
Echo Park, Halloween Magic 6x6 paper pad. 

There is a total of 18 cards - and I still had lots 
of design paper left over from this pad! WOW!

All cards used solid cardstock from stash
Some cards have ribbon from various companies

Cards with sentiments are from various companies such as:
Cardz TV Stamps
Close To My Heart
Simon Says Stamp

I tried to keep everything fairly simple 
and flat for mailing with the exception 
of ribbon and bows now and then. 

I really wanted to add some gems, sequins, and enamel dots, 
but decided to stay with the flat clean & simple approach for these. 
But believe me, the struggle was real to not add some bling!

Happy Halloween!
:) Janis

Saturday, October 23, 2021

#15 of Halloween Card Series

   BOO !
Hi, crafters

I have a bunch of Halloween cards to share with you this month. :) 
Hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them.

Card #15

Sometimes all you need to add a little pizzazz 
to your card making, 
is create the card sideways. :) 




All of the cards in this series used the
Echo Park, Halloween Magic 6x6 paper pad. 

There is a total of 18 cards - and I still had lots 
of design paper left over from this pad! WOW!

All cards used solid cardstock from stash
Some cards have ribbon from various companies

Cards with sentiments are from various companies such as:
Cardz TV Stamps
Close To My Heart
Simon Says Stamp

I tried to keep everything fairly simple 
and flat for mailing with the exception 
of ribbon and bows now and then. 

I really wanted to add some gems, sequins, and enamel dots, 
but decided to stay with the flat clean & simple approach for these. 
But believe me, the struggle was real to not add some bling!

Happy Halloween!
:) Janis

Friday, October 22, 2021

#14 of Halloween Card Series

   BOO !
Hi, crafters

I have a bunch of Halloween cards to share with you this month. :) 
Hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them.

Card #14


All of the cards in this series used the
Echo Park, Halloween Magic 6x6 paper pad. 

There is a total of 18 cards - and I still had lots 
of design paper left over from this pad! WOW!

All cards used solid cardstock from stash
Some cards have ribbon from various companies

Cards with sentiments are from various companies such as:
Cardz TV Stamps
Close To My Heart
Simon Says Stamp

I tried to keep everything fairly simple 
and flat for mailing with the exception 
of ribbon and bows now and then. 

I really wanted to add some gems, sequins, and enamel dots, 
but decided to stay with the flat clean & simple approach for these. 
But believe me, the struggle was real to not add some bling!

Happy Halloween!
:) Janis

Thursday, October 21, 2021

#13 of Halloween Card Series

   BOO !
Hi, crafters

I have a bunch of Halloween cards to share with you this month. :) 
Hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them.

Card #13

Another one of my favorites.
I love the dotted background and the sentiment on this one.



All of the cards in this series used the
Echo Park, Halloween Magic 6x6 paper pad. 

There is a total of 18 cards - and I still had lots 
of design paper left over from this pad! WOW!

All cards used solid cardstock from stash
Some cards have ribbon from various companies

Cards with sentiments are from various companies such as:
Cardz TV Stamps
Close To My Heart
Simon Says Stamp

I tried to keep everything fairly simple 
and flat for mailing with the exception 
of ribbon and bows now and then. 

I really wanted to add some gems, sequins, and enamel dots, 
but decided to stay with the flat clean & simple approach for these. 
But believe me, the struggle was real to not add some bling!

Happy Halloween!
:) Janis

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

#12 of Halloween Card Series

   BOO !
Hi, crafters

I have a bunch of Halloween cards to share with you this month. :) 
Hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them.

Card #12



All of the cards in this series used the
Echo Park, Halloween Magic 6x6 paper pad. 

There is a total of 18 cards - and I still had lots 
of design paper left over from this pad! WOW!

All cards used solid cardstock from stash
Some cards have ribbon from various companies

Cards with sentiments are from various companies such as:
Cardz TV Stamps
Close To My Heart
Simon Says Stamp

I tried to keep everything fairly simple 
and flat for mailing with the exception 
of ribbon and bows now and then. 

I really wanted to add some gems, sequins, and enamel dots, 
but decided to stay with the flat clean & simple approach for these. 
But believe me, the struggle was real to not add some bling!

Happy Halloween!
:) Janis
Challenges:

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

#11 of Halloween Card Series

BOO!
Hi, crafters

I have a bunch of Halloween cards to share with you this month. :) 
Hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them.

Card #11

This entire card was a Project Card in the Cricut library.
All I did was re-size the entire thing to fit an A2 size card.
Super easy



All of the cards in this series used the
Echo Park, Halloween Magic 6x6 paper pad. 

There is a total of 18 cards - and I still had lots 
of design paper left over from this pad! WOW!

All cards used solid cardstock from stash
Some cards have ribbon from various companies

Cards with sentiments are from various companies such as:
Cardz TV Stamps
Close To My Heart
Simon Says Stamp

I tried to keep everything fairly simple 
and flat for mailing with the exception 
of ribbon and bows now and then. 

I really wanted to add some gems, sequins, and enamel dots, 
but decided to stay with the flat clean & simple approach for these. 
But believe me, the struggle was real to not add some bling!

Happy Halloween!
:) Janis

Monday, October 18, 2021

Halloween - Flashback

Halloween - Flashback




Sunday, October 17, 2021

#1 of CTMH Got Candy Card Series

 Hi, crafters! 
Time for a new mini series of cards 
all using the papers & stickers 


I love the really large sentiment sticker!

Thanks for visiting & commenting
:) Janis



Saturday, October 16, 2021

#10 of Halloween Card Series

   BOO !
Hi, crafters

I have a bunch of Halloween cards to share with you this month. :) 
Hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them.

Card #10



All of the cards in this series used the
Echo Park, Halloween Magic 6x6 paper pad. 

There is a total of 18 cards - and I still had lots 
of design paper left over from this pad! WOW!

All cards used solid cardstock from stash
Some cards have ribbon from various companies

Cards with sentiments are from various companies such as:
Cardz TV Stamps
Close To My Heart
Simon Says Stamp

I tried to keep everything fairly simple 
and flat for mailing with the exception 
of ribbon and bows now and then. 

I really wanted to add some gems, sequins, and enamel dots, 
but decided to stay with the flat clean & simple approach for these. 
But believe me, the struggle was real to not add some bling!

Happy Halloween!
:) Janis
Challenges:









Friday, October 15, 2021

#9 of Halloween Card Series

   BOO !
Hi, crafters

I have a bunch of Halloween cards to share with you this month. :) 
Hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them.

Card #9


All of the cards in this series used the
Echo Park, Halloween Magic 6x6 paper pad. 

There is a total of 18 cards - and I still had lots 
of design paper left over from this pad! WOW!

All cards used solid cardstock from stash
Some cards have ribbon from various companies

Cards with sentiments are from various companies such as:
Cardz TV Stamps
Close To My Heart
Simon Says Stamp

I tried to keep everything fairly simple 
and flat for mailing with the exception 
of ribbon and bows now and then. 

I really wanted to add some gems, sequins, and enamel dots, 
but decided to stay with the flat clean & simple approach for these. 
But believe me, the struggle was real to not add some bling!

Happy Halloween!
:) Janis

Thursday, October 14, 2021

#8 of Halloween Card Series

   BOO !
Hi, crafters

Today is my hubby's birthday!
Happy birthday, Tom!!!!

I have a bunch of Halloween cards to share with you this month. :) 
Hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them.

Card #8

Another favorite of mine in this series.
Frankie is just so cute... 

This was one of the last cards I created in this series, even though I'm posting him fairly early on. I was starting to run out of non-cut pattern paper, and having to use what I had and make it work. So when you start to see cards with multiple background patterns, you'll know it was me using up every scrap piece I could find to fill in the background,

The sentiment on this card was stamped on the back of a purple ticket. I have 2 ticket rolls (purple and sand colored backgrounds) that I use fairly often to hold my sentiments for cards. They are a perfect size, and so cheap to buy. Plus it's one less tool (Big Shot, dies, punches) I have to pull out to frame my sentiments. Sometimes, I'm just lazy like that... wait, I mean CREATIVE like that. hahahahaha


All of the cards in this series used the
Echo Park, Halloween Magic 6x6 paper pad. 

There is a total of 18 cards - and I still had lots 
of design paper left over from this pad! WOW!

All cards used solid cardstock from stash
Some cards have ribbon from various companies

Cards with sentiments are from various companies such as:
Cardz TV Stamps
Close To My Heart
Simon Says Stamp

I tried to keep everything fairly simple 
and flat for mailing with the exception 
of ribbon and bows now and then. 

I really wanted to add some gems, sequins, and enamel dots, 
but decided to stay with the flat clean & simple approach for these. 
But believe me, the struggle was real to not add some bling!

Happy Halloween!
:) Janis
Challenges:

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

#7 of Halloween Card Series

   BOO !
Hi, crafters

I have a bunch of Halloween cards to share with you this month. :) 
Hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them.

Card #7


All of the cards in this series used the
Echo Park, Halloween Magic 6x6 paper pad. 

There is a total of 18 cards - and I still had lots 
of design paper left over from this pad! WOW!

All cards used solid cardstock from stash
Some cards have ribbon from various companies

Cards with sentiments are from various companies such as:
Cardz TV Stamps
Close To My Heart
Simon Says Stamp

I tried to keep everything fairly simple 
and flat for mailing with the exception 
of ribbon and bows now and then. 

I really wanted to add some gems, sequins, and enamel dots, 
but decided to stay with the flat clean & simple approach for these. 
But believe me, the struggle was real to not add some bling!

Happy Halloween!
:) Janis

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

#6 of Halloween Card Series

  BOO !
Hi, crafters

I have a bunch of Halloween cards to share with you this month. :) 
Hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them.

Card #6

I have to say, this card is one of my favorites because of the shimmer ribbon, spider webs, and cute little happy spider.


All of the cards in this series used the
Echo Park, Halloween Magic 6x6 paper pad. 

There is a total of 18 cards - and I still had lots 
of design paper left over from this pad! WOW!

All cards used solid cardstock from stash
Some cards have ribbon from various companies

Cards with sentiments are from various companies such as:
Cardz TV Stamps
Close To My Heart
Simon Says Stamp

I tried to keep everything fairly simple 
and flat for mailing with the exception 
of ribbon and bows now and then. 

I really wanted to add some gems, sequins, and enamel dots, 
but decided to stay with the flat clean & simple approach for these. 
But believe me, the struggle was real to not add some bling!

Happy Halloween!
:) Janis
Challenges:

Monday, October 11, 2021

Halloween - Flashback

Halloween Projects Flashback








Sunday, October 10, 2021

#5 of Halloween Card Series

 BOO !
Hi, crafters

I have a bunch of Halloween cards to share with you this month. :) 
Hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them.

Card #5


All of the cards in this series used the
Echo Park, Halloween Magic 6x6 paper pad. 

There is a total of 18 cards - and I still had lots 
of design paper left over from this pad! WOW!

All cards used solid cardstock from stash
Some cards have ribbon from various companies

Cards with sentiments are from various companies such as:
Cardz TV Stamps
Close To My Heart
Simon Says Stamp

I tried to keep everything fairly simple 
and flat for mailing with the exception 
of ribbon and bows now and then. 

I really wanted to add some gems, sequins, and enamel dots, 
but decided to stay with the flat clean & simple approach for these. 
But believe me, the struggle was real to not add some bling!

Happy Halloween!
:) Janis
Challenges:


Saturday, October 9, 2021

#4 of Halloween Card Series

 BOO !
Hi, crafters

I have a bunch of Halloween cards to share with you this month. :) 
Hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them.

Card #4



All of the cards in this series used the
Echo Park, Halloween Magic 6x6 paper pad. 

There is a total of 18 cards - and I still had lots 
of design paper left over from this pad! WOW!

All cards used solid cardstock from stash
Some cards have ribbon from various companies

Cards with sentiments are from various companies such as:
Cardz TV Stamps
Close To My Heart
Simon Says Stamp

I tried to keep everything fairly simple 
and flat for mailing with the exception 
of ribbon and bows now and then. 

I really wanted to add some gems, sequins, and enamel dots, 
but decided to stay with the flat clean & simple approach for these. 
But believe me, the struggle was real to not add some bling!

Happy Halloween!
:) Janis
Challenges:

Friday, October 8, 2021

#3 of Halloween Card Series

BOO !
Hi, crafters

I have a bunch of Halloween cards to share with you this month. :) 
Hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them.

Card #3


All of the cards in this series used the
Echo Park, Halloween Magic 6x6 paper pad. 

There is a total of 18 cards - and I still had lots 
of design paper left over from this pad! WOW!

All cards used solid cardstock from stash
Some cards have ribbon from various companies

Cards with sentiments are from various companies such as:
Cardz TV Stamps
Close To My Heart
Simon Says Stamp

I tried to keep everything fairly simple 
and flat for mailing with the exception 
of ribbon and bows now and then. 

I really wanted to add some gems, sequins, and enamel dots, 
but decided to stay with the flat clean & simple approach for these. 
But believe me, the struggle was real to not add some bling!

Happy Halloween!
:) Janis
Challenges:

Thursday, October 7, 2021

#2 of Halloween Card Series

 BOO !
Hi, crafters

Personal Note:
Tom's surgery was postponed until the end of the month.
Thank you all for your prayers and comments yesterday.
Please continue to pray for him for his new surgery date.
Thank you so much!

I have a bunch of Halloween cards to share with you this month. :) 
Hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them.

Card #2

This is one of my favorites in this series.
Why? It's the green background, I think. Plus the very large "Happy Halloween" stamp. I was going to save it for a later date in October to publish it, but he was too cute not to go ahead and post earlier rather than later. LOL



All of the cards in this series used the
Echo Park, Halloween Magic 6x6 paper pad. 

There is a total of 18 cards - and I still had lots 
of design paper left over from this pad! WOW!

All cards used solid cardstock from stash
Some cards have ribbon from various companies

Cards with sentiments are from various companies such as:
Cardz TV Stamps
Close To My Heart
Simon Says Stamp

I tried to keep everything fairly simple 
and flat for mailing with the exception 
of ribbon and bows now and then. 

I really wanted to add some gems, sequins, and enamel dots, 
but decided to stay with the flat clean & simple approach for these. 
But believe me, the struggle was real to not add some bling!

Happy Halloween!
:) Janis
Challenges:

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

#13 CTMH Layout Series (Together) - Last One in this kit Series

  Hi, everyone!

(please note: this kit is no longer available)

Today is the LAST LAYOUT  in my Close To My Heart (CTMH) scrapbook layout series from a kit I purchased a few years ago. I'm just now getting around to using it. It was designed to have a cover layout, and then 12 more layouts representing the cover of a wall calendar with an additional layout for each month. (My layouts will be used in my scrapbook instead.) I used products in the kit, but on some pages I added a little extra this & that from my stash.  



Top Photo: Sisters Bonnie & Kati
Bottom Photo: Bonnie & Tom at Magnolia Gardens 
(such a beautiful place)

This is the last layout from this particulate CTMH layout kit. I have had a blast creating these easy to assemble layouts. The hardest part was picking out photos to use. I have so many photos left over! I guess I need to make some more layouts. LOL

Thank you SO much for visiting me every day and leaving comments. If you are new here, I'd love you to continue to visit & leave a comment letting me know.

Personal Note:
Please pray for my husband, Tom. He has been poked, prodded, examined, tested, scanned, imagined, etc for the last few months. At first the doctor was convinced it was cancer. But when the biopsy came back A-typical (neither confirming or denying cancer), he is thinking it's probably not. Either way, they are removing the affected non-working area, re-routing some things, and he'll be in the hospital a couple days or 3. When they send off what they remove, we will know for sure if it is or is not Cancer.

 Anyway, today is Tom's 3rd surgery and most complicated one. Hopefully, this will be the last surgery needed to get him healthy, get rid of the pain and uncomfortableness he's been dealing with, and just basically healed and back to himself again. 

I appreciate every prayer spoken for his healing and protection during surgery and afterwards recovering. 
Thank you.

I'll try to get some things scheduled to post to my blog while we are out of town, but if not, I'll be back on here as quickly as I can.

Hugs!
:) Janis



Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Let's Craft & Create - October Challenge

    Boo! Eek! Boo! Eek!

Let's Craft & Create - Challenge theme:
Anything Goes + (optional)
Things with Wings


  • Cricut, Teddy Bear Parade for witchy bear
  • CTMH (Close To My Heart) leftover Halloween papers from a kit a few years ago
Don't be SCARED to leave a comment! 
:) Janis

Challenges:

Monday, October 4, 2021

#116 October (color challenge)

These challenges are Just For Fun

1) MONTHLY
2) THEMED challenges
(no longer anything goes)
3) MAX number of entries per blog FOUR

Boo! Let's scare up some crafty creations this month!

Please note:
I enjoy seeing all of your entries!
It's just me here, and I try to comment on entries,
but I rarely can get to them all.

October Challenge
Use any or all of these colors:
purple, orange, green, black







You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Sunday, October 3, 2021

#12 CTMH Layout Series (Gather)

 Hi, everyone!

(please note: this kit is no longer available)

We are continuing on in my Close To My Heart (CTMH) scrapbook layout series from a kit I purchased a few years ago. I'm just now getting around to using it. It was designed to have a cover layout, and then 12 more layouts representing the cover of a wall calendar with an additional layout for each month. (My layouts will be used in my scrapbook instead.) I used products in the kit, but on some pages I added a little extra this & that from my stash.  I hope you'll enjoy these as much as I enjoyed making them.


Another fun, colorful page!
 Top left - daughter, Kati, and her husband
Top right - daughter, Keri, and her 4 boys
Bottom left - moi & Kati
Bottom right - Kati and my grandson, Erik

(Completely off topic - I love the way our daughter, Keri, name each of her four boys using letters from her name: Kevin, Erik, Luke, and Clark... but I digress....)

These layouts from the Cut Above kit are so simple to put together. I love that everything in the kit is pre-cut and measured. All you have to do is adhere the pieces to the page. They have written instructions as well as a layout photo with measurements of how far down and over to place the mats / photos / embellishments. I admit though, I just eyeball it. I mean really... are you going to come over and look at my scrapbook and then tell me something isn't centered? It would be the last time you looked at it. I don't need that kind of negativity in my life. hahahahahahaha

Thanks for visiting! I have just ONE MORE layout to share with you on Wednesday made from this one kit. This has been a really fun series. I hope you have enjoyed my photos, layouts, and silliness during all of these posts. I've got another idea up my sleeve for the rest of this month. 

See you tomorrow!
Hugs!
:) Janis


Challenges: