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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Halloween Give-Away!

Good morning! Who wants to win some Halloween image and sentiment stamps?

I have this SPOOK-TACULAR Mini Stamp Set from
called
Vroom!

This is a special set that you cannot outright purchase from MFPS' store, but you can get it FREE for a limited time when you purchase the 4 new September Stamp Release Sets.

So... here's your chance to get it FREE on my blog!

Here's what the set looks like:


You can see sample projects made by the MFPS' design team using this stamp set with this link..... HERE.

All you have to do is...
1)  Leave me a comment on this post
2) Have a USA shipping address

That's it!

I'll post the winner on Thursday, October 4th, so hurry!
The winner will have 1 week (by Thursday, Oct 11th) to email me with their USA shipping address, or this stamp set will go back in the prize pot to be given away at another time.

Good luck!
Tell your friends!
Check back Thursday to see if you won!
Boo!
:) Janis

TOAD-ally Awesome

I will have some blog candy to give away this week! Be sure and come back and check it out! It's a Halloween Stamp set!  But today, I have a cute card to show you....

Project # 406 of this year

  • A2 size card 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Black mat cut @ 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
  • Yellow Kit paper cut @ 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Dew Drops are the Royal Jewels from TSQ's Royal Castle Shoppe
  • DOODLECHARMS Sun p. 96 cut @ 1 1/2" with Shadow
  • CREATE A CRITTER Frog p. 24 cut @ 2 1/2"
  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Grass p. 49 cut @ 1/4"
  • CARDZ TV STAMPS "TOAD-ally Awesome" stamp set for sentiment
Have a great day, everyone!
:) Janis

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Awesome Autumn

Project # 407 of this year

  • A2 size card 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Yellow mat cut @ 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
  • Brown dotted mat cut @ 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Yellow mat cut @ 3 3/4" x 5"
  • Tree paper cut @ 3 5/8" x 4 7/8"
  • 3 BIRDS ON PARADE "Autumn" p. 61 cut @ 3 1/2"
  • Dew Drops are Royal Jewels from TSQ's Royal Castle Shoppe
  • CARDZ TV STAMPS "Fall Fun" for sentiment stamp

Have a fun day, everyone!
:) Janis

Friday, September 28, 2012

MFPS Sept Stamp Release Blog Hop... Day 4

Pause Dream Enjoy Ch# 39: Faces... HERE
MFPS Sept Stamp Release Blog Hop... HERE

Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's 
   September Blog Hop! 



This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Buried Treasure Featured September 25
Going Batty Featured September 26
Autumn Splendor Featured September 27
Tweet That Featured September 28



Please hop along with us because you have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win.(You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day because winners are drawn randomly.) All four winners will be announced on September 29, 2012 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. And if you miss a day, no problem! Just go back and comment. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win, and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday September 28, 2012.

Today's Featured Stamp Set, Tweet That, and my project:





Here's my shaped card I have to show you using this stamp set....


Project # 427 of this year





  • Elegant Edges used with software to cut the shaped card using the "Flower 3" shape on page 65 cutting @ 5 1/2" and using the Shadow Oblong for the card base and welding feature.
  • The top layer was cut again with Frame feature at 5 1/2"
  • Grass and Clouds are from punches. Clouds are embossed for swirls and inked around the edges.
  • The background is chalked.
  • Bird Bath stamp is from MFPS "Tweet That" stamp set and colored with markers and chalks.
  • The inside of the card has another bird stamp from the same "Tweet That" stamp set as well as the sentiment.

Your next stop is Cathy C.! Woo-Hoo! 


Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

PDE Ch# 39: FACES

Pause Dream Enjoy Ch# 39: Faces... HERE
MFPS Sept Stamp Release Blog Hop... HERE

FREE Comment Number Code.... HERE

Happy Friday! Don't you just love Fridays? 
Today is the start of a brand new challenge at
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges!

Question: 
Do you SMILE often?
Ch #39: FACES
Create any type of project 
featuring FACES.
(drawn faces, stamped faces, etc.)

Our Sponsor this challenge is




Fresh Brewed Designs!
Prize is 3 digi images of the winner's choice!
Fresh Brewed Designs STORE... here
Fresh Brewed Designs CHALLENGES... here
Fresh Brewed Designs FACEBOOK PAGE... here
Fresh Brewed Designs FANS - SHOW US YOUR CREATIONS.... here

For all of the challenges at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges this year, I'm making Elegant Edges tags and then putting them all together with a binding ring for a mini book. I always answer the question each week on the back of the tag after decorating the front with the assigned theme. At the end of the year, I'll have a 52 page mini book!

Here's my tag for this week's challenge:



Project #400 of this year
MFPS September #5
  • ELEGANT EDGES "Swirl 2" p. 39 cut @ 4 1/2 with Oblong & Shadow features
  • CREATE A CRITTER Crab p. 40 cut @ 1 1/2" with Shadow feature
  • CREATE A CRITTER Sand Castle p. 40 cut @ 3"
  • PEACHY KEEN PK 754 Critter Faces Set A Medium
  • Dew Drops from TSQ's Royal Castle Shoppe
  • MARK'S FINEST PAPERS & STAMPS "Oh, Crab" stamp set for sentiment
MARK'S FINEST PAPERS & STAMPS
"Oh, Crab"
Play along with us and show us a project with FACES!

Entered into these challenges:

You can enter your project below or at the Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges blog.
...

Thursday, September 27, 2012

MFPS Sept Stamp Release Blog Hop... Day 3


Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's 
   September Blog Hop! 



This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Buried Treasure Featured September 25
Going Batty Featured September 26
Autumn Splendor Featured September 27
We are also featuring the 5th and the Mini Set on September 27!
Tweet That Featured September 28



Please hop along with us because you have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win.(You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day because winners are drawn randomly.) All four winners will be announced on September 29, 2012 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. And if you miss a day, no problem! Just go back and comment. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win, and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday September 28, 2012.

Today's Featured Stamp Set, Autumn Splendor, and my project:


Autumn Splendor
Purchase this stamp set... HERE
Here is my card I made using this awesome stamp set!


Project # 426 of this year
  • A2 size card 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Black mat cut @ 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
  • Yellow pattern paper cut @ 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Pumpkin was stamped twice - once on orange pattern paper and once on green pattern paper. Then the 2 pieces were cut and adhered together to make one pumpkin. (I just love this pumpin!)
  • The pumpkin and the sentiment are both adhered to the card using 2 thicknesses of foam tape.
  • Sentiment is also from this same MFPS stamp set.
Very clean and simple card, but I like it!

Today, we are also featuring the 5th and Mini Sets!


Holly Jolly Greetings
Purchase this stamp set... HERE
Project # 429 of this year
  • A2 size card 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Black mat cut @ 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
  • Red plaid mat cut @ 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Black mat cut @ 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
  • Blue mitten mat cut @ 3 3/4" x 5"
  • Snowman and sentiment are both stamps from the MFPS' 5th Set this month "Holly Jolly Greetings"
  • Snowman was stamped on white and again on red plaid. Then I cut the scarf out of the plaid and adhered it to the white snowman. Buttons added for dimension. Glitter added to ear muffs and hat.
  • The blue mitten image mat was placed inside a clear bag my stamps came in. (Recycle, baby!) Then I poured in some shaved ice for the "snow". You can shake the card and have the snow fly around. Fun! Gotta love interactive cards.

Vroom Mini Set
Purchase this stamp set... HERE
Here is my S Fold card using the Vroom Mini Set and using the Going Batty set we featured on Wednesday.


Project # 428 of this year
S Fold card closed

S Fold card open

  • A2 size card 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Front of card is folded back onto itself to create an S Fold card
  • Orange mat cut @ 2" x 5 1/4" (twice) for outside and folded panels
  • Purple mat cut @ 1 3/4" x 5" (twice)
  • Orange mat for inside cut @ 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Purple mat for inside cut @ 3 3/4" x 5"
  • Spider web is punch added to back of front panel
  • Teddy Bear Parade used for Witch bear cut @ 4 1/2"
  • Outside panel "FLY TIME" sentiment from "Vroom" stamp set
  • Inside BAT stamp from "Going Batty" stamp set
  • Inside "Vroom" sentiment from "Vroom" stamp set
  • Kitty image stamp from "Going Batty" stamp set

 Your next stop is Cathy C.! Woo-Hoo! 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

MFPS Sept Stamp Release Blog Hop... Day 2

Cricut Cardz Ch# 117: "SSSoooo SSSpooky!"... HERE
MFPS Sept Stamp Release Blog Hop... HERE

Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's 
   September Blog Hop



This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Buried Treasure Featured September 25
Going Batty Featured September 26
Autumn Splendor Featured September 27
Tweet That Featured September 28



Please hop along with us because you have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win.(You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day because winners are drawn randomly.) All four winners will be announced on September 29, 2012 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. And if you miss a day, no problem! Just go back and comment. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win, and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday September 28, 2012.


Today's Featured Stamp Set, Going Batty:



Purchase this stamp set... HERE


Here's my purple kitty card I made using this set:


Project # 425 of this year
  • A2 size card 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Black mat cut @ 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
  • Purple star mat cut @ 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Elegant Edges "Bunny" cut page 63 used for matting my image. Cut once with Shadow and Oblong features @ 3" and again @ 3 1/4".
  • Kitty and Broom are both from MFPS "I'm Going Batty" stamp set. Image is colored with chalks.
  • Moon is a 1" circle punch then punched again on the edge to create the crescent moon.
  • Starry background for image was created by punching out a star then using that to chalk around in various places in the sky. If you can't see this detail easily, click the photo to enlarge.
  • Sentiment is also from the MFPS "I'm Going Batty" stamp set then hand cut for a banner affect.

Thanks for stopping by to see me today! 
I really appreciate you guys visiting and leaving me comments. 
You ROCK! 
 Your next stop is Cathy C.! Woo-Hoo! 



See you tomorrow for a brand new stamp set feature!

What's Brew With You... CCC #117

Cricut Cardz Ch# 117: "SSSoooo SSSpooky!"... HERE
MFPS Sept Stamp Release Blog Hop... HERE

Welcome to Wednesday and the start of another great challenge over at Cardz TV!

It's time for Cricut Cardz Ch#117.  

CCC # 117:  "SSSoooo SSSpooky!"

Make an S-FOLD card for Halloween 
using any Cricut cartridge
and colors you'd like.

Ch Begins: Wed, Sept 26th @ 12:01 am EST
Ch Ends: Tues, Oct 9th @ Noon EST
Prize: 1 set of Cardz TV Stamps

Winner Announced Wed, Oct 10th @ Cardz TV

S-Fold cards (also called Z-Fold cards) are easy to make.
Simply fold your cardstock into a folded card first.
Then fold the cover back toward the folded crease again.
Voila! Easy Peasy.

Here is my Halloween S-fold card:

Project # 386 of this year
CLOSED


OPEN
  • A2 size card 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Black mats for outside and middle panel cut @ 2 5/8" x 4 1/8 (twice for 2 panels)
  • Black mat for inside cut @ 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
  • Orange star glitter paper mats for outside and middle panel cut @ 2 1/2" x 4" (twice for 2 panels)
  • Orange star glitter paper mat for inside cut @ 5 1/4" x 4"
  • HAPPY HAUNTINGS Poison p. 50 cut @ 3 1/2"
  • HAPPY HAUNTINGS Cauldron p. 49 cut @ 4"
  • CARDZ TV STAMPS Brew Haha for sentiment stamp
CARDZ TV STAMPS
Brew Haha
 
Come play with us! :) Janis

Entered into the following challenges:
Paper Shelter Challenge - anything goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - more than 1 fold

Submit your project below or directly at Cardz TV
...

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

MFPS Sept Release Blog Hop... Day 1

Today's Teddy Bear Parade Card... HERE

Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's 
   September Blog Hop! 



This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Buried Treasure Featured September 25
Going Batty Featured September 26
Autumn Splendor Featured September 27
Tweet That Featured September 28




Please hop along with us because you have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win.(You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day because winners are drawn randomly.) All four winners will be announced on September 29, 2012 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. And if you miss a day, no problem! Just go back and comment. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win, and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday September 28, 2012.

Today's Featured Stamp Set, Buried Treasure:


Purchase this set... HERE


I love all the sets that MFPS came out with this month. Wait... I always love all the sets they come out with each month. LOL They are always fun and get the creative juices flowing! I can't wait to show you the card I made for today's featured stamp set. It just makes me smile from ear to ear.


Project # 425 of this year
  • A2 size card 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Black mat cut @ 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
  • Red dotted mat cut @ 5 1/4" x 4"
  • MFPS "Buried Treasure" for map stamp. I tore the edges by hand, then held a lighter to the edges to burn them. (Kids, Don't try this at home!) And then thought this would have been a lot easier just inking the edges with black ink... which I also ended up doing. LOL Should have just skipped the burning of the edges and gone straight to the black ink, and then I would not have had to smell burning paper... which is not pleasant like a nice scented candle.
  • MFPS "Buried Treasure" for sentiment stamp "Pirate in Training"
  • Elegant Edges used for sentiment mat. It's the "butterfly 2" Border cut on page 51 cut @ 3" long and then inked around the edges.
  • Trick or Treat used to cut out Pirate Boy at 4 1/4"

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Aren't these Buried Treasure stamps awesome?! Be sure and come back tomorrow. More fun projects and more fun stamps to be seen and enjoyed!  Your next stop is Cathy C.! Woo-Hoo! 


Argh!
:) Janis

Thinking of You!

MFPS September Stamp Release Blog Hop Day 1... HERE

Project # 423 of this year
  •  A2 size card 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Black mat cut @ 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
  • Yellow mat cut @ 5 14" x 4"
  • Black mat cut @ 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
  • Stripe mat cut @ 5" x 3 3/4"
  • ELEGANT EDGES "Stamp" border p. 37 cut @ 3/4" twice in 2 different colors of green then inked around the edges with Tim Holtz "Tea Dye" distress ink
  • ELEGANT EDGES "Stamp" Oblong and Shadow feature and inked  around the edges with Tim Holtz "Tea Dye" distress ink
  • Twine on Buttons from TSQ's Royal Castle Shoppe
  • TEDDY BEAR PARADE for "Athlete" cut @ 3 1/2"
  • Teddy Athlete adhered with ACTION WOBBLE from TSQ's Royal Castle Shoppe
  • Yarn on grass is Craft Yarn from Walmart
  • MARK'S FINEST PAPERS & STAMPS for sentiment stamp from the "Island Life" stamp set
MARK'S FINEST PAPERS & STAMPS
"Island Life"
 
Action Wobble In Action
Thanks for stopping by today! 
:) Janis

Monday, September 24, 2012

Mr. Bones

Project # 408 of this year
Good morning!
This is one of those cards that just makes me smile. I love it.
I took Mary's (Cardz TV) idea of putting a sentiment on a bone. Isn't that cute?
Tom took me to Michael's the other day and I got this fun Halloween paper. I wanted to use it on my card, even though my card is not a Halloween card. 


This paper pad is 4 1/2" x 6 1/2 and it cost $5.99 from Michael's, but I got it at 50% off, so I thought that was very cool!


I also got this ribbon from Michael's for about a dollar. Pretty, isn't it?
I decided to add a couple of tiny buttons
to the top in this picture

Here are all the details on my card:
  • A2 size card 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Black mat cut @ 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
  • Black mat cut @ 4" x 2 1/8"
  • Purple mat cut @ 3 3/4" x 2"
  • Tiny buttons from Hobby Lobby
  • Gingham ribbon sent from a friend as a surprise in the mail! (I love gingham anything, especially ribbon!)
  • Googlie Eyes from Michaels (they are stickers)
  • Ribbon from Michaels
  • Grass is Fiskars PUNCH
  • PAPER DOLL DRESS UP Fence p. 78 cut @ 1.486 height using E2 and Cricut Craft Room
  • CREATE A CRITTER 2 Dog p. 50 cut @ 3 1/2" (only 2 cuts! easy!)
  • CREATE A CRITTER Bone p. 34 cut @ 1.167 height (E2 & CCR)
  • Cardz TV Stamps "Oct. 31st" stamp set for the sentiment 
Cardz TV Stamps 
"Oct. 31st"
Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy our day. :) Janis

Saturday, September 22, 2012

What's the Score?

It's Saturday! College Football time!
Go Gamecocks!!!!!

Project # 422 of this year
  • A2 size card 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Black mat cut @ 4 1/8" x 5 3/4"
  • Green mat cut @ 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Blue mat cut @ 4" x 3 1/4"
  • PAPER DOLL DRESS UP Fence p. 78 cut @ 1 1/2"
  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Grass p. 49 cut @ 1/4"
  • Fiskars Cloud punch inked around the edges and ran through the Cuttlebug with D'vine Swirl folder
  • TEDDY BEAR PARADE Football Player cut @ 3 1/2"
  • CARDZ TV STAMPS "FAQ's" for sentiment stamp
CARDZ TV STAMPS
"FAQ's"
 
Thanks for stopping by today!
 :) Janis

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