Thursday, October 6, 2022

Halloween Colors

Crafting Happiness Challenges has a Month long HALLOWEEN challenge going on now!! How fun!! All types of crafting welcome, unlimited entries.

Cut File: Silhouette library
Design Paper: Pink &Main
Sentiment: CTMH
Embellishments: enamel dots, glitter star

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:) Janis Lewis, Pause Dream Enjoy
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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Treats


Crafting Happiness Challenges has a Month long HALLOWEEN challenge going on now!! How fun!! All types of crafting welcome, unlimited entries.

Cut File: Silhouette Library
Design Paper: Pink & Main
Sentiment: CTMH
Embellishments: ribbon
Other: dimensionals

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:) Janis Lewis, Pause Dream Enjoy
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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Beware


Link up your Halloween projects at my Crafting Happiness Challenges all month long! I love Halloween.

Cut File: Silhouette library
Design Paper: Pink & Main
Sentiment: CTMH
Embellishments: rhinestones
Other:  dimensionals

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:) Janis Lewis, Pause Dream Enjoy
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Monday, October 3, 2022

135 Halloween



Crafting Happiness Challenges has a Month long HALLOWEEN challenge going on now!! How fun!! All types of crafting welcome, unlimited entries.

Ch#135 
HALLOWEEN

Cut File: Silhouette library
Design Pa[er: Pink & Main
Sentiment: CTMH
Embellishments: ribbon, rhinestones, glitter stars
Other: SU dimensionals



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Sunday, October 2, 2022

November - Christmas Crafts All Year Round

Hey, y'all! A new challenge has started for this month at Christmas Crafts All Year Round.
I hope you'll come join the fun each month this year!

This month's theme:
Pink & Green color combo on your Christmas project.


Stamps: All Bundled Up, PNC from Silhouette library (gifts, candy canes)
Dies: MFT Die-namics cross-stitched Oval, Stitched Sentiment Banners
Cardstock: Basic White
DSP: Celebrate Everything
Inks: Polished Pink, Granny Apple Green
Blends: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Calypso Coral, Bronze, Polished Pink, 
Granny Apple Green
Other: sponge daubers, gems

Sketch: Cardz TV Sketch #12


This was so fun! I love using sketches for my cards.


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Party Time!



I love Halloween!! It's hard for me to not post Halloween cards when September comes around, so I usually just do it anyway. LOL But now it's officially October, so expect lots of Halloween projects from me this month!!

Come play at my challenge blog, Crafting Happiness Challenges and link up your Halloween makes all month long! All types of crafting welcome & unlimited entries. I can't wait to see your Halloween projects!!!!

Cut File: Cricut cute file
Cardstock: SU Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Fresh Fresia
Other: SU dimensionals, glitter enamel dots

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:) Janis Lewis, Pause Dream Enjoy
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Saturday, October 1, 2022

Trick or Treat



I have a new sketch for you today! 
Paper Play Sketches # 74.

Sketch: Paper Play Sketches # 74
Cut File: Cricut library
Stamps: Cardz TV Stamps- Spooky Sayings
Dies: Lawn Fawn- Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangles & SU Playful Piggies (sentiment matting)
Cardstock: SU Basic White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Granny Apple Green
Design Paper: Pink & Main- Garden & Not Too Spooky
Other: SU dimensionals, sequins, glue dots





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:) Janis Lewis, Pause Dream Enjoy
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October - Christmas Crafts All Year Round


A new challenge is open at Christmas Crafts All Year 'Round! 
Theme: Winter Sports 



For some reason, I smile and giggle a little when looking at this card. I mean, even the fish is a present. LOL

Digi Image: from Silhouette library
Dies: Retired 145372 Stitched Shapes Framelits, 159167 Mini Pocket Envelope
Cardstock: 159276 Basic White, 111350 Pacific Point
DSP: 159582 Santa Express, 159615 Storybook Gnomes
Inks: 147098 Pacific Point
Other: 104430 Dimensionals


Thank you so much for visiting with me today. I'd love to hear from you in the comments. 
Have a blessed day!


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:) Janis Lewis, Pause Dream Enjoy

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Monday, September 26, 2022

134 Trees

A new challenge started today at Crafting Happiness Challenges!

Ch# 134 Trees

Simple Stores Card Kit - Wish You Were Here

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Friday, September 23, 2022

Blast from the Past

It's moving day! We are scheduled to close on our new home mid afternoon. Hopefully, there won't being any hiccups to postpone that. While we are busying moving, I thought I'd post "Blast from the Past" projects until I get unpacked to craft again.

Today's Blast from the Past:

Blast from the Past:  September 2020
Cut File: Silhouette library for leaves
Dies: Stitched boarder
Design Paper: Carter Bella- Fall Break


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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

A Sign of the Season


Hi, everyone! It's moving week! Well, that is if everything goes well at closing on Friday. We are so excited. I hope everything goes smoothly, and we can get moved without any hick-ups. 

I have a new sketch for you today!

Sketch: Paper Play Sketches #75
Cut File: Cricut Create a Critter cartridge
Stamps: Cardz TV Stamps- Fall Fun
Dies: SU All That (stitched oval)
Cardstock: SU Real Red, Mango Melody, Soft Suede, Basic White
Design Paper: SU Lovely in Linen
Other: SU dimensionals







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:) Janis Lewis, Pause Dream Enjoy
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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Autumn Greetings


I'm having so much fun with the Outlawz challenges now that they've switched to blogland!

Today's card was made especially for Outlawz's Crash your Stash challenge. It's all about pulling out the old stuff; even if it's not trending these days, it's still good stuff. The current challenge is Googlie Eyes. I used to use these on EVERYTHING! The ones I used today are especially special to me because when my Mama died, her craft stash was added to my craft stash. 

Sketch: Mojo Monday Sketch 456
Cut File: Cricut Create a Critter cartridge
Stamps: Jaded Blossom- Happy Fall
Dies: MFT Die-namics, Stitched Circles
Design Paper: Echo Park- Summer Adventure
Embellishments: rhinestones

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:) Janis Lewis, Pause Dream Enjoy
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Monday, September 19, 2022

133 Autumn


A new challenge started today at Crafting Happiness Challenges!

Ch#133
Card: Autumn
Not a card: anything goes


Cut File: Silhouette library
Stamps: Cardz TV Stamps, Fall Fun
DP: SU Rustic Harvest
Sketch: Inky Paws 46
Other: Black Rhinestones




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Sunday, September 18, 2022

Can't Bear it without You


Sketch: Freshly Made Sketches # 419
Cut File: Cricut library- Teddy Bear Parade cartridge
Stamps: Cardz TV Stamps- Beary Sweet
Dies: SU Geraniums (sentiment matting)
Cardstock: SU Cherry Cobbler
Design Paper: Echo Park- My Favorite Summer

The Outlawz Sunday Song & Rhyme challenge first made me thing of a ghost when it talked about "the man who wasn't there." But maybe, it's not a ghost. Maybe it's a memory that haunts her. A love she had so true but that she denied and now regrets. To me, that kind of haunting is worse than just a nameless, faceless ghost story.  
Check out the full poem and join the challenge here.









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Saturday, September 17, 2022

The BEAR Necessities






I love watching College Football! Go Gamecocks!

Cut File: Cricut library, Teddy Bear Parade cartridge
Stamps: Cardz TV Stamps- Beary Sweet
Dies: Stitched Sentiment Banners (Amazon) & SU Sending (sentiment)
Cardstock: SU Cherry Cobbler, Basic White, Basic Black, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Design Paper: Echo Park- My Favorite Summer






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Friday, September 16, 2022

Hello!


Cut File: Cricut library in the Community section - I love that it's all ready to cut out! I did change the font to one I owned, and thankfully I already owned all the other cuts needed.
Cardstock: SU Mango Melody, Basic White, Soft Suede, Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Parakeet Party, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather
Other: rhinestone, inked around the edges of the butterfly with SU Gorgeous Grape ink

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:) Janis Lewis, Pause Dream Enjoy
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Thursday, September 15, 2022

Hogs & Kisses



Hello! Today I made a card especially for a new challenge blog one of my friends started up. This is only the 2nd challenge! Hop over and check it out and play along this month. :)

Challenge: Once Upon a Time - Charlotte's Web (based on the book, cover, etc - see blog for details)
Cut File: Cricut-Create a Critter for Piggy
Stamps: Cardz TV Stamps- Farmyard Funnies
Dies: Stitched Sentiment Banners (Amazon)
Design Paper: Pink & Main-Fantastic Florals
Other: SU Dimensionals, rhinestones, label shape from stash

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:) Janis Lewis, Pause Dream Enjoy
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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

New Sketch! Paper Play Sketches #73





Hi, everyone! So glad you stopped by!!

Stamps: Wintertime Crafts (Amazon)
Dies: CTMH sticker dies-Pumpkin Spice (pumpkin & sentiment)
Designer Paper: CTMH Pumpkin Spice
Other: SU Glitter tape, SU ink Pumpkin Pie






I have a new sketch for you!!! 
Paper Play Sketches #73
Enjoy!

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Challenges: Make the Cards   Daisy Chain   Alphabet Ch   CAS

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Halloween Princess

Hi, everyone! We are at the hospital this morning for Bonnie to have another procedure where she has to be put to sleep. Prayers for her are much appreciated. 

Cut File: Halloween Princess from the Silhouette library #305817
Stamps: Cardz TV Stamps- Spooky Sayings
Dies: Amazon Stitched Sentiment Banners
Cardstock: SU Pumpkin Pie
Design Paper: Pink & Main- Pumpkin Spice
Other: SU Dimensionals, Black Rhinestones

I've just discovered all of the Outlawz Challenges in blogland. I'm so glad they switched from the forum, because I could never figure out how to navigate it. LOL Be sure to go check out everything they have going on! There are different challenges for each day of the week. Awesome!!





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Monday, September 12, 2022

132 On the Farm

Today starts a new challenge at Crafting Happiness Challenges!

Ch# 132
Card: On the Farm
(interpret as you wish: animals, pumpkins, trucks, mud.....)
Not a card: anything goes 

Cut File: Silhouette LIbrary
Stamps: SU This Little Piggy Birthday (sentiment)
Dies: SU This Little Piggy Birthday (sentiment banner & grass)
Punches: SU Cloud
Design Paper: SU Butterfly Kisses
Other: Pink & Main Shimmer enamel dots
Sketch: Paper Play Sketches #72





I created a new sketch! The sketch is not part of the challenge, so you don't have to use it if you don't want to.


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Sunday, September 11, 2022

Who wants to Play?


I love the card sketches at Try Stampin' On Tuesday ... and you don't have to stamp at all if you don't want to!

Print & Cut: Silhouette library- Orange Cat Playing in Fish Bowl by Stinkin' Cute Paper Piecings

Cardstock: Basic White, Cherry Cobbler
Design Paper: Echo Park- I love My Cat
Other: Dimensionals, Stampin' Up Gems



I didn't realize until just now that I put the gems at the top instead of the bottom to match the sketch. Oopsie.

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Saturday, September 10, 2022

Let's Go Camping!



We haven't been camping in forever! When the kids were growing up, we camped almost every month even if it was just for an over night stay. So much fun. So many great memories. I hope we get the chance to go camping again real soon. 

Die Cuts: Tent - Happy Camper by Doodlebug Design in the Silhouette Library #212468
The Stamps of Life: Dotted Rectangles
Cardstock: Stampin' Up- Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie, Bermuda Bay, Tahitian Tide, Basic White
Design Paper: Echo Park- Summer Adventure by Lori Whitlock
Sketch: Paper Play Sketches #71








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Friday, September 9, 2022

Family Update

Hi, friends!

I hope you all are having a very wonderful September.


Just wanted to pop in and let you know I may only have 1 or 2 posts a week for the rest of the month unless I can find some quiet time to play. Our daughter, Bonnie, continues to have procedures at the hospital trying to figure out what's going on with her health. Please continue to pray for her. She has yet another one on Monday. They will put her to sleep again for this one, and it is more invasive and lasts longer. I really appreciate your prayers for our BonnieBabyCakes. :)

Also going on, we are scheduled to close on our new home on the 23rd of this month. Yay! I'm praying all goes well. When we sold our lake house earlier this year, we only had 3 days for find a place. You just can't buy a house in 3 days. Well, I guess you could if you're paying cash. LOL So we found a house to rent in a new neighborhood still under construction. We love our neighbors, and this house, and offered to purchase it from the owner, but he wants to keep it as a rental property. BUT, like I said, this is a new neighborhood still under construction. We put a contract on a house on the same street, just down the road a bit that is the same exact floor plan. We are thrilled. They haven't even finished it yet. Hopefully it will be done before we close. 

(picture from Amazon where I bought this kit - this is NOT my personal work)

I'm working on a second cross stitch piece in the evenings when we sit to watch TV after supper. (Yes, I can multi-task like that LOL). It's a light house scene, and it's coming along very easily. If you know anything about cross stitching, you'll understand this next part. The last piece I did was 14 count. Back in the day I thought that was huge since I was used to using 18 and 22 count. (The 14 count means there are 14 squares to stitch per inch.) The project I'm working on this time is 11 count. I LOVE IT! Oh my gosh. It goes faster and is so much easier to see with my 56 year old eyes. LOL  

I've been pondering lately about starting a new challenge blog. Still thinking about that and what type I would enjoy that you would enjoy as well. Maybe an animal challenge blog or maybe a pattern paper one... or maybe re-activate my Paper Play Sketches challenge blog..... what do you think? What type of challenge blog would you like to see? Let me know in the comments.

Thanks for sitting with me a while. Big hugs to you all. Have a fabulously, creative day!!!

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Thursday, September 8, 2022

Fall is Fun


Dies: Silhouette library
Stickers & Design Paper: Echo Park Paper Pack- Celebrate Autumn
Embellishments: 
Enamel Dots

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