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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

SCARE-DY CAT



You have no idea how much fun I am having making Halloween cards and secret stuff.  I wish I could show you everything I've been making right now, but you are going to have to wait just a little longer.  :)

  • Card base Shimmering Purple from Value Pack pre-scored for easy folding!
  • Background Orange Batty paper from Karen Foster Designs, Biggie Bundle, Throughout the Year #3 cut @ 5" x 3 3/4"
  • "Trick or Treat" printed from computer using Catchup font @ 24pt
  • Cricut Cartridge:  PAPER DOLL DRESS UP
  • Fence page 49 cut @ 3" and enhanced with gray Stampin' Up chalk
  • Kitty page 49 cut @ 3" and enhanced with white gel pen
  • Tree page 52 cut @ 4" and trimmed off side to fit card

Happy Haunting!


Janis

52Q WEEK 5 - WHAT GOOD THING HAPPENED TO YOU THIS WEEK?


 

Thanks to everyone who is playing along with us!
If you are just joining in on the fun, CLICK HERE to see all the questions so far.

At any time you can post a link to your project from any week's post.  :)

This week's question suggested by Joyce @  http://knightqueen.blogspot.com/
This week Question 5 is:
WHAT GOOD THING HAPPENED TO YOU THIS WEEK?
Now, I know the week has just begun, so feel free to write about any good thing that has happened to you recently.  I chose to write about our 24th Wedding Anniversary last week.  
For my page, I used an A2 size card sealed on the bottom and sides leaving the top open.  I put a tag inside the card from the top that can easily pull out.
The outside cuts are from Cricut Cartridge PAPER PUPS.
The puppies and butterflies are on page 89 cut @ 2 1/2" and I used the FLIP button for one of the puppies so they would be facing each other.
The Love Heart is on page 104 also cut @ 2 1/2".
I printed the question on the computer using CK Constitution font @ 15pt.
Papers are from DCWV glitter stack - I think Nana's Kids.
I added Googlie eyes, jute, ribbon, and a button.

Enjoy your week!  See you next week for the next Question in your Mini Me Book!!

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Monday, August 30, 2010

BLOG CHANGES ANNOUNCEMENT

JUST A QUICK NOTE TO LET YOU KNOW I AM COMPLETELY RE-DOING THE WAY MY LABELS ARE SET UP.  FOR A WHILE YOU MAY NOT SEE MANY LABELS SHOWING UP, BUT EVENTUALLY I WILL GET THEM ALL RE-ORGANIZED.  BARE WITH ME.  :)

ANNIVERSARY CARD BY MARY @ CARDZTV

PAPER PLAYTIME - OLD MACDONALD HAD A FARM E I E I O


It's Monday, so you know what that means!  A brand new week and a brand new challenge over at my other blog - PAPER PLAYTIME!  This week the theme is "Old MacDonald Had A Farm  E I E I O."  Well, on this farm he had Audrey the Farmer.  Audrey and the farm background can be found at The Stamping Boutique, our sponsor this week!

  • Card base is bright yellow from Value pack pre-scored for easy folding
  • Background papers are from Debbie Mumm
  • Images colored with Crayola markers and crayons
  • Ribbon from Michael's
  • Audrey is cut out and popped up although it's hard to tell in the above picture
It was a lot of fun working with these images.  I hope you'll hop over to Paper Playtime and play in paper with us this week!

Janis

Friday, August 27, 2010

WITCHY RIDE


Be sure and scroll down to see 2 earlier posts today.  One is an Autumn Accordion Album / Book I made today.  

This card is using papers from Karen Foster Design, Biggie Bundle, Throughout the Year #3.  Love these papers!!  The solid orange paper is from Recollections.  Card base is black from Value pack (pre-scored for easy folding!)

I used 2 ribbons - the wider one on the bottom.  Both ribbons from Michael's.

Bat from Cricut Cartridge: PAPER DOLL DRESS UP page 53.  He was in my "Extra Cuts" file, so I'm not sure what size I cut him - probably 4".

The orange eyelet is from Joann's using my Crop-a-dile.

I really let the paper do most of the "talking" on this card.

This is my submission for PAPER CUTZ CHALLENGE #56 - Use Metal on your card.

Have a safe and fun weekend!

Here's a snippet of the Autumn album I posted about below:


Janis

AUTUMN ACCORDION ALBUM






Good morning!  I am having so much fun!! I made an Accordion Style Mini Book / Album.  These types of albums are really, really fun!  I was inspired by Mary's video on YouTube she did last year.  You can watch that video by clicking HERE.  Mary used 1 1/2 sheets of 8 1/2" x 11" card stock.  I used 2 full sheets, but same assembly idea.

I went to Michael's today and got 2 pretty, pretty stacks of 12"x12" papers.  One is from DCWV called The Autumn Splendor Stack.  It has 36 sheets - 10 of which have glitter and 8 with foil.  They are GORGEOUS!


The other stack is Karen Foster Design Biggie Bundle, Through The Year #3.  I've never even heard of Karen Foster Design.  There's 180 sheets of 12"x12" paper.  Again - so pretty!






Here are all the pictures of the mini book I made today.  Pictures need to be added and I'll do lots of journaling (you know I love to write poetry and jabber).




















































Cricut Cartridge:  PLANTIN SCHOOL BOOK:
Tags in various sizes on page 78
Cricut Cartridge:  EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS:
Fall Girl cut @ 3" on page 35
Poppy Fairy on Front cover by Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps & More
Cricut Cartridge: PAPER DOLL DRESS UP
Pumpkin cut @ 3" on page 52
Tree cut @ 4" on page 52

If you have any questions about how to make one of these mini books / albums, please do not hesitate to leave me a comment and your email.  I will be more than happy to help you in any way I can.

Have a safe and fun weekend!

Janis

I KNOW SOMETHING YOU DON'T KNOW...

.... but I'll be able to tell you about it real soon.  Shhhhhhh...

Janis

Thursday, August 26, 2010

HAPPY FALL Y'ALL - WELL ALMOST ANYWAY

I've been trying to come up with some ideas for Autumn cards. I think this turned out pretty cute.  My little farmer there doesn't have on any pants or shoes, but shhhhh, don't tell anyone.  You can't see his legs or feet so I don't think anyone will guess he's naked behind that haystack.  LOL


Card base muted grayish green from Value Pack (pre-scored for easy folding!)
Background stripe paper (DCWV The Stack 6) cut @ 5 1/4" x 4"
Background pattern paper (DCWV The Stack 6) cut @ 5" x 3 3/4"
Sentiment printed from computer using Catchup font @ 32 pt. 
Cricut Cartridge:  EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS
Farmer boy page 68 cut @ 3"
Haystack page 77 cut @ 2 1/2"
Stampin' Up chalks used on haystack for enhancement of cuts
Colorbox brown ink used to edge papers and sentiment paper 
Sentiment paper from Recollections
White gel pen to enhance cuts on cowboy hat
Face drawn on with Ultra Fine Tip Black Sharpie
Ribbon from Michael's


This is my submission for Treehouse Stamps #64 - Fall Colors



Janis

MEOW


Here's a different kind of card.  Not sure how I feel about it, but I did achieve my goal to make something completely different.  This is different, alright.  :)


Card base Navy Blue from Value Pack (pre-scored for easy folding)
Red mat (Recollections) cut @ 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
Moon & Star mat (K & Company Halloween Pad) cut @ 5 1/4" x 4"
Rhinestone stars from Joann's
Cricut Cartridge: PAPER DOLL DRESS UP
Moon page 53 cut @ 2 1/4" on Real Dial SIze
Pumpkin page 52 cut @ 3 1/2"
Cricut Cartridge:  PLANTIN SCHOOL BOOK
Stars page 74 cut @ 1" and 1 1/2"
Cricut Cartridge: EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS
Cat page 74 cut @ 2 1/2"
Sleep tight!



Janis

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

EXCITING NEWS OVER AT CRICUT CARDZ CHALLENGE!

Good morning!!  I have some very exciting news for you this morning!  I am a very proud and honored new member of the Cricut Cardz Challenge Design Team!  Wooo-Hoooo!!


Mary, owner of Cricut Cardz Challenge, was one of the very first people I met in the blogging world a few years ago.  She has always been super sweet, honest, generous, incredibly talented, and oh such a great friend.  So I am very honored and very proud to be a part of her talented team now.  I have great respect for her and all she does!  


CCC's new challenge is up today! 
"For challenge # 39, make a card for "Back to School", using any cartridges or colors you'd like. Post your name and a link to your card in Mr Linky by midnight EST, Tuesday, August 31st. If you're chosen by random.org as the winner, your name will be entered in the grand prize drawing for August! Good luck everyone!"
I encourage you to hope over to Cricut Cardz Challenge and check out the inspiration from the Design Team, see all the new Design Team Members, check out their blogs, and play along in this challenge.  You'll enjoy every minute of it!!


Here is my card I made this morning for this theme.

Card base Green from Value Pack (pre-scored for easy folding!)
Cricut Cart: CREATE A CRITTER
Zebra page 47 cut @ 3 1/4" with Recollections paper
Cricut Cart: EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS
Butterfly page 30 cut @ 3/4" Real Dial Size
Cricut Cart:  GIVE A HOOT
Suns page 64: Yellow sun cut @ 1 3/4"; Orange sun cut @ 1 1/2"
Sentiment printed from computer with font "Catchup" @ 14 pt.
Background paper Recollections "Summer Flower" from Michael's (got it last night for 9 cents!)
Colorbox Black Ink for edging around background paper and sentiment

I hope everyone has a FAB Wednesday!  Don't forget to hop over to Cricut Cardz Challenge and join in the fun!!


Janis

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

TROPICAL SUMMER LUAU



Let's have a LUAU!  Sounds like fun!
I made this card using Split Coast Stampers instructions for a Double Diagonal Card.  I saw this on a challenge site last Tuesday, and am just now getting around to giving it a try.  Problem is - I have no idea what challenge site it was.  Oh well.  

Cricut Cartridge: LIFE IS A BEACH
"LUAU" page 72 with Title Words feature cut @ 5"
(snipped away the crab - he was a cutie though so I saved him for another project)
Pineapple drink page 48 cut @ 3 1/2"

Cricut Cartridge:  PLANTIN SCHOOL BOOK
Tags page 71 cut @ 2 1/2" and 2 1/4"
Flowers from Prima Calypso Costa Bright with brads and rhinestones
Papers from S.E.I., Recollections & DCWV
Pineapple drink enhanced with Stampin' Up chalks
LUAU adhered with pop dots for dimension

This is my submission for the following challenges all found
on The Daily Dare Challenge Index Site:

Charisma Cardz #33 - Die Cuts (pineapple drink, tags, and "Luau")
Corrosive Challenges by Janet #78 - Any kind of drink (pineapple drink)
Fantabulous Cricut #24 - HOT Tropical Theme (Luau)
Papers Scissors Rocks #79 - Non-Stamped flower on card (Prima flowers)
Paper Take Weekly - 3 of something, 2 of another, 1 of something else (3 cuts - tag, picture, word; 2 flowers; 1 word)

Janis

52Q Week 4.... THIS IS SO FUN!

Good morning!  Ready for this week's question for your Mini Me Book?  For Question #4 answer this:
What's for supper tonight?
(Include recipe if you are cooking.)
How easy is that?  And who knows, you may need that recipe in the years to come - so better write it down for yourself and future generations.  :)






Here's my page.  Nope, we aren't having turkey, I just liked the "GOBBLE GOBBLE" idea.  LOL

This turkey is from Cricut Cartridge:  CREATE A CRITTER page 70 cut @ 2 3/4"
"Gobble Gobble" page 70 cut @ 1" and again @ 3/4"

Click on the blue button below to submit a picture of your project and a link to your blog or YouTube channel or photo storage site so we can all see what you're up to.  :)  Thanks for playing!

You can submit your projects at any time for any week between now and August of next year. Previous week's links are at bottom of post, but you can also always get to them on my sidebar.


Have a fun day!  Janis
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Monday, August 23, 2010

I LOVE FALL


Is it Fall yet?  I can't wait for the crisp, cool air; leaves changing colors and crunching underfoot; scarecrows, pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, hayrides, Halloween, Thanksgiving, parades, festivals.......  I just love FALL!

Card base Black from Value pack
Pattern paper from DCWV Ultimate Year Stack
Purple image mat paper from Recollections
Buttons and Twine from Joann's
Ribbons from Michael's
Image from DJ Inkers
Image colored with Crayola markers and crayons
This is my submission for Sundays with Crissy #8 - Your Fav time of year
Have a fun Monday!  I hope something special happens that makes you smile. :)


Janis

ANNIVERSARY CARD

Today is our 24th Wedding Anniversary!  How fitting that the theme over at Paper Playtime this week is "ANNIVERSARY".  Oh, wait a minute... I'm the one who decided on that theme over there. LOL


I had no idea what I was going to do for this theme.
I didn't want "cutsie" (although I love and do "cutsie" very, very often.)
I didn't want Vintage.
I didn't want to color a clear stamp or digi stamp.
Hmmmmm... I felt like Winnie the Pooh sitting down under the Honey Tree saying, "Think.  Think.  Think."


I remembered I bought a "Perfect Pages"  Wedding theme pack at Joann's a while back that was on clearance for less than $3.  So I pulled that sucker out and was saying to myself, "Oh, I want to use that paper.  No, that one.  And this one.  And that sticker.  And that piece."  Obviously, everything I wanted to use, wouldn't fit on just one card.  LOL

Card base is Cream from Value pack (pre-scored for easy folding)
Brown mat cut @ 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
Blue mat cut @ 5 1/4" x 4"
I cut a small strip of the "script" paper.
I made a pocket for the tag (believe me - I'm not good at math - this is a BIG deal accomplishment)  I just measured the width of the tag and added 1/2" on both sides.  Then I followed instructions from Scrapdaworld's Video Turotial.  (Click here to see her show you how to do this.  It's so neat!)
I used my Cropadile to add an eyelet, then slipped a brad through the center of the flower and fastened the brad ends through the eyelet.  The flower is inked with brown ColorBox ink as well as the edges of the pocket.  Oh, and I used my 1" circle punch to put 1/2 a circle for the tag opening.
I think that's everything.  
Enjoy your day.  Tell your sweetie you love them.  Call them for no reason just to hear their voice.  :)

Janis

Sunday, August 22, 2010

PINK, STARRY NIGHT

Image from Google search "free coloring pages"
Card base Black from Value Pack
All papers from DCWV The Stack 6
Pink mat cut @ 5 1/4" x 4"
White & Black polka dot mat cut @ 5" x 3 3/4"
Image 2 1/2" x 2"
Pink Image mat cut @ 2 7/8" x 2 3/8"
Image colored with Crayola markers and crayons
Flower from RAK
Star from my Mama (she got some at Joann's July 4th sale and I had no idea what I was going to do with it - I sure do like it on this card!)
Gem brad from Joann's
Ink around edges of star from ColorBox chalk inks

This is my submission for the following challenges:
  • Totally Stampalicious - Pink, Black, & White
  • Kraftin Kimmie Stamps #42 - Use Stars
  • Aly's Sunday Challenge #23 - Polka Dots
Scroll down to see this card and details I made earlier today:

Janis


WILD FOR YOU


He's such a cutie!
This image is from DIGITAL DELIGHTS BY LOUBY LOO
Card base Creamy Orange from Value Pack
Yellow background paper from K & Company cut @ 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Orange background mat from Debbie Mumm cut @ 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
Orange Polka Dot image mat from DCWV Nana's Kids (embossed) cut @ 4 1/8" x 3 1/8"
Yellow strip cut @ 1 3/4" x 3 7/8"
Yellow ribbon from Michael's
Buttons from Joann's
Twine from Joann's
Image colored with Crayola markers and crayons
This is my submission for the following challenges all found on THE DAILY DARE
Have a relaxing Sunday!

Janis

Thursday, August 19, 2010

HAVE A ROCKIN' SCHOOL YEAR


I bet you thought I was AWOL today, didn't you?  LOL  Nope, I'm here.  I've been working on some other projects today that are top secret right now.  hehehehehe

I'm really pleased with the way this card turned out.  It's for our daughter who started her Junior year of college today.  I know, I know, I should have mailed it to her already.  Oh well.  I'm sure her life is pretty crazy right now with school starting and being in her new apartment just a few days.  She'll appreciate it when she gets it next week.

Card base is Shimmering Pink from Value pack 
Ribbon from Michael's
Solid pink paper from Recollections
Background ABC paper from DCWV Nan's Kids.  It's embossed.  Love it!
Image from Google searching "free coloring pages"
Image colored with Crayola markers and crayons
Sentiment printed from computer @ 26 pt with "High Strung" font

This is my submission for the following challenges:
Janis

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

ALTERED BOX = NEW CRAYON HOLDER

Remember that Feminine box I altered to make a Magic Marker & Colored Pencils Holder? Yes, we all laughed really hard over that box make-over.  :)  You can see that post by CLICKING HERE.



Well, today I altered a POP TART box (Okay, so really the Kroger brand of Pop Tarts) to make a Crayon box holder. 


 It turned out pretty good.  I had to add some ribbon on the top edge because I obviously didn't cut very straight and had some box peeking up every now and then.
The gorgeous paper is glittered from the DCWV Nana's Kids stack.  The ribbon was on sale in the Michael's clearance bin for 50 cents and it's 15 yards!!  Woo-Hooo!  
Hope you guys enjoy!
This is my submission for Little Red Wagon #42 - Make an Altered Item


Janis

SNAIL MAIL LOVE


Here's some Snail Mail card love to send.  :)


I was trying to show you that the bumble bee is popped off the card, but this doesn't really help you see that too well.

Card base Shimmering Lavender from Value Pack pre-scored for easy folding!
Pattern papers from K & Company
Solid papers from Recollections
Twine & Rhinestones from Joann's
Cricut Cartridge:  CREATE A CRITTER
Tree page 68 cut @ 4"
Bee page 68 cut @ 1 1/2"
Snail page 67 cut @ 2 1/4"
Sweet!
Janis
This is my submission for C.R.A.F.T #63 - Mini Beasts (insects)
Scroll down for additional creations and posts from earlier today. :)

ORIENTAL DELIGHT



Here is an Easel card I made with just a little twist - it also opens up sideways.  Fun.
Aqua Cardstock from Recollections
Green Card from Value Pack pre-scored for easy folding!
Pattern paper from K & Company
Flower from Prima
Rhinestone in flower center from Joann's
Music printed from computer - found on Google search for free piano sheet music (I printed a whole page and just cut off a portion I wanted to use on this card.)
Geisha from Google search for free coloring pages
Image colored with Crayola markers and crayons
Scroll down for sweet swinging card I made this morning and posted earlier.
Toodles,
Janis
This is my submission for the following challenges:

Shop Stampin' Up Holiday Bundles

Shop Stampin' Up Holiday Stamps

Shop Stampin' Up Holiday Everything Else

Shop Stampin' Up Clearance Rack