Designer Series Paper SALE October 1 - 31

Friday, August 31, 2012

PDE Ch# 35: Chicks or Birdies

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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 send your BFF cards because she's so TWEET?
Challenge #35 Theme: 
Create any type of project 
featuring CHICKS or BIRDIES.

Our Sponsor this challenge is



Clear Dollar Stamps!
http://cleardollarstamps.com/
Clear Dollar Stamps is offering a $5 Gift Certificate to their store!

Here my tag I made for this challenge...


Project # 375 of this year
  • ELEGANT EDGES used for TAG "Swirl 2" p. 39 cut @ 4 1/2" with Oblong and Shadow features
  • 3 BIRDS ON PARADE for Pirate Birdie p. 35 cut @ 3"
  • KAD "Pirate Tales and Fish Scales" for sentiment stamp
  • Me & My Big Ideas "Destination Paradise" paper stack
Easy Peasy! Come play with us us!
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Announcement!

Pause Dream Enjoy Ch#35: Chicks or Birdies... HERE

Happy Friday, everyone. It's so nice to be all moved into our house now. Last week was a hard! But we are here now. Still lots of trim work that needs to be done, painting, etc, but the hard part is over... I think.


I have a very exciting announcement today! I am proud and honored to say that I am a part of the new Design Team for a brand new challenge blog, CUT IT UP CHALLENGES



At Cut It Up Challenges you will find a brand new challenge every other Friday (starting September 7th) with various themes + a DIE CUT.  The Die Cut can be Manual or Electronic and may include the use of your Cricut, Silhouette, Big Shot, Cuttlebug, or any other type of Die Cutting.

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I hope you all will take a moment to visit this new challenge blog and say hello to all my new Cut It Up Challenges Design Team Sisters! Here are the names and links to everyone's blogs....
Thanks for stopping by today!
:) Janis

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Cricut - Create A Critter 2 Sneak Peek in the Cricut Craft Room!

Did you guys see this????? Cricut is giving us a sneak peek at Create A Critter 2 - everyone's fav cartridge! You can use some of the images for FREE right now in the Cricut Craft Room. Go check it out!!


http://www.cricut.com/CAC2-design-contest


Download the Sneak Peek Digital Manual.... HERE



:) Janis

Thinking of You... Action Wobble & TSQ Featured Designer Post


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Good morning! This is Janis @ Pause Dream Enjoy, and I am so honored to be The Scrapbooking Queen's Featured Designer today as well as the ACTION WOBBLE Site featured Designer! Woo-Hoo! Let me straighten my crown real quick because it tends to WOBBLE around....

Project # 385 of this year

  • A2 size card 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • ELEGANT EDGES "Butterfly 2" p. 51 cut @ 3 3/4" with Shadow feature
  • Background papers from Basic Grey "Life of the Party"
  • CRICUT ALPHABET Heart p. 21 cut @ 2 1/2" with Shadow feature
  • Dew Drops are Royal Jewels from TSQ Royal Shoppe
  • Sentiment from TSQ Royal Shoppe "Queen Bee" 
  • Image on an ACTION WOBBLE from  TSQ Royal Shoppe
  • Twine from  TSQ Royal Shoppe
Wobbling in Action!




Thanks for stopping by today! See you tomorrow! :) Janis

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

CCC# 115: Red, Yellow, & Blue Only... MFPS card

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Welcome to Wednesday! Today begins a brand new challenge at CARDZ TV! It's Cricut Cardz Challenge #115 "Color Play" and Mary has asked us to make a Cricut card using Red, Yellow, and Blue Only.... however.... after making my card I realized some GREEN snuck in there. Uh-oh. And I'm on the Design Team! I should know better! Shhh.... don't tell.... it will be our little secret.  :)


Project # 366 of this year
MFPS August # 4

  • A2 size card 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Red mat cut @ 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
  • Yellow sunshine mat cut @ 5 1/4" x 4" (from Hobby Lobby's A Day at the Beach stack)
  • Sunflower sticker from Mrs. Grossman
  • Clouds are PUNCHED (from Hobby Lobby) and inked around the edges
  • Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl for clouds
  • DOODLECHARM Sun p. 96 cut @ 1 1/2" with shadow feature
  • Button and Fashion Cord from stash
  • Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps "Bring on the Sun" for sentiment stamp
I hope you'll come play with us! (And please remember to just use Red, Blue and Yellow on your projects.... unlike me with the green sneaking in there.)

Sunflower Smiles :) Janis

Monday, August 27, 2012

What's the SCOOP?

Happy Monday! Here's the last of the Post-It Note holders I've made this month. This one is my FAV.

Project # 381 of this year

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  • When closed, this is A2 size 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Black mat cut @ 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
  • Pattern paper cut @ 4" x 5 3/4"
  • GRASS is Fiskars border punch
  • Googlie eyes
  • CREATE A CRITTER Dog p. 35 cut @ 3 1/2"
  • NATE'S ABCs Dog Bowl p. 28 cut @ 1"
  • CARDZ TV STAMPS "FAQ's" for stamped sentiment
CARDZ TV STAMPS "FAQ's" 
Have a GREAT Monday and start to your week. 
:) Janis

Sunday, August 26, 2012

My BFF

Welcome back to another day with a Post-It Note holder!

Project # 380 of this year

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  • When closed, this is an A2 size card 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Black mat cut @ 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
  • Pattern paper (from Hobby Lobby's HOOT HOOT stack) cut @ 4" x 5 1/8"
  • DOODLECHARM Sun p. 96 cut @ 1 1/2" with Shadow feature
  • CREATE A CRITTER Bunny p. 26 cut @ 3 1/2"
  • TSQ ROYAL FRIENDS for stamped sentiment 
  • GRASS from Fiskar's Border Punch
TSQ ROYAL FRIENDS
Thanks for stopping by! Come back tomorrow for one more Post-It Note holder! 
:) Janis

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Cupcake Post-It Note Holder

Welcome to the weekend! I have some Post-It Note holders I'll be showing you today, Tomorrow and Monday. I hope you'll enjoy them!

Project #379 of this year

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  • Folded, this is an A2 size card 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Background papers from Hobby Lobby's HOOT HOOT paper pack
  • Purple mat cut @ 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
  • Decorative paper cut @ 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Purple craft ribbon from Walmart
  • CRICUT ALPHABET Cupcake p. 49 cut @ 3 3/4" with Shadow
  • CARDZ TV STAMPS "Make A Wish" for sentiment stamp
CARDZ TV STAMPS
"Make A Wish"
 
Thanks for stopping by today! See you tomorrow for another Post-It Note Holder! 
:) Janis

Friday, August 24, 2012

Pause Dream Enjoy Ch#34: UFOs & Monsters in the Closet

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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 belive in UFO's? Do you or your kids have MONSTERS in the closet?
Challenge #34 Theme: 
Create any type of project featuring 
LITTLE GREEN MEN, MONSTERS, SPACESHIPS, etc.

Clear Dollar Stamps!
http://cleardollarstamps.com/
Clear Dollar Stamps is offering a $5 Gift Certificate to their store!

I just thought this was a great challenge to play with some fun shapes. I chose to pull out my
MINI MONSTERS Cricut cartridge ...

and last year's SPOOKY SAYINGS stamps from Cardz TV Stamps.



Here's my fun tag for this challenge!
(I decided to make tags for each of the PDE Challenges this year and keep them together in a mini book answering all the questions on the back. This is fun!)

Project #354 of this year
  • ELEGANT EDGES "Swirl 2" for tag base p. 39 cut @ 4 1/2" with Oblong & Shadow features
  • MINI MONSTERS Ooky p. 29 cut @ 3" with shadow feature
  • Googlie eye
  • Gingham ribbon received in a card mailed from friend (Thanks!)
  • SPOOKY SAYINGS stamps from Cardz TV Stamps

I hope you'll come play with us @ Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges!

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Happy Wedding Anniversary

Today is Tom & My 26th Wedding Anniversary. WOW! We've made it 26 years. That's pretty amazing.

Janis & Tom
August 23, 1986
Tom & I in Alaska
2010 - this is my favorite picture of us!

We have 4 awesome kids and 2 grandchildren! Our family is so awesome!

Did you know that in the course of our marriage, we have moved..... let's see.... this week's move will make it a total of 20 times!
  1. 1986 Columbia, South Carolina
  2. 1987 Columbia, South Carolina
  3. 1988 West Columbia, South Carolina
  4. 1995 Lithonia, Georgia
  5. 1996 Stone Mountain, Georgia
  6. 1996 West Columbia, South Carolina
  7. 1998 Lilburn, Georgia
  8. 1999 West Columbia, South Carolina
  9. 2006 North, South Carolina
  10. 2007 North Augusta, Georgia
  11. 2008 North, South Carolina
  12. 2009 Anchorage, Alaska
  13. 2010 North, South Carolina
  14. 2010 Augusta, Georgia
  15. 2010 Houston, Texas
  16. 2011 North, South Carolina
  17. 2011 Anchorage, Alaska
  18. 2011 North, South Carolina
  19. 2012 West Columbia, South Carolina
  20. 2012 North, South Carolina
What an adventure we have had! We have been living in West Columbia, SC for several months while we tried to finish up the re-modeling of our house in North, SC. It's just about done! I will be sure and post pics of it when it's complete. The transformation is amazing. We completely gutted everything in this late 1800 house down to the studs, re-did all the wiring and plumbing, and rearranged the floor plan. I love it!

Have a great day everyone! Talk to you again soon!

:) Janis

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Eat Cake!... Crafting For All Seasons Challenge

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CARDZ TV STAMPS CH#13 "Color Me Happy"... HERE


Happy Hump Day! Today begins a brand new challenge over at CRAFTING FOR ALL SEASONS.

Crafting For All Seasons Ch# 34 - STITCHING - Real or Faux

Project # 338 of this year

  • A2 size card 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Blue glitter paper cut @ 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
  • Brown polka dot paper cut @ 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Music notes are a Hobby Lobby PUNCH
  • Dew Drops are "Cherry Chocolate" from The Robin's Nest
  • Ribbon from the Dollar Tree
  • CARDZ TV STAMPS "Make A Wish" set for both sentiments.
  • BLOW stamped onto Fiskar's Journal and Bracket PUNCH
  • Faux stitching created using white gel pen
  • DOODLECHARMS Cupcake p. 108 cut @ 4 1/2"
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you'll join us over at CRAFTING FOR ALL SEASONS. We'd love to see what you can do with the STITCHING challenge theme. :) Janis

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Enabler Alert!!



Who loves WASHI TAPE?
I DO!    I DO!     I DO!


She has just added some very COOL Washi Tape!

Here are just a FEW of what she now has in her store...

Washi Tape HALLOWEEN Pack!!

Washi Tape Blue Mega Dot

Wash Tape Micro Dot Halloween

Washi Tape Orange Vertical Stripe

Washi Tape Pink Vertical Stripe

There are lots more colors and styles to choose from, but these are my FAV! Also in the store are ACTION WOBBLES, FOAM TAPE, and some new very cool STAMPS! Go check it out!

Tell her JANIS sent you over.

:)


Happy Birthday... MFPS card


PAUSE DREAM ENJOY CH# 33 "Flamingo or Pink projects"... HERE
CARDZ TV STAMPS CH#13 "Color Me Happy"... HERE


Happy Tuesday! What a busy week we are having at our house. This is the week we move back to the house we've been working on. I may not be commenting and on FB too much this week, but I'll catch up with you guys after we move.

Today I want to show you another Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps card with one of their new August Stamp releases, "Bring on the Sun."

Project # 376 of this year
MFPS August # 12

  • A2 size card 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • 3 BIRDS ON PARADE Bird with Flowers p. 49 cut @ 3"
  • Googlie eye added
  • Fiskars Grass Border punch
  • Fiskars Cloud punch
  • Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl embossing folder used for clouds
  • DOODLECHARMS Sun p. 96 cut @ 1 1/2"
  • MFPS "Bring on the Sun" stamp set for sentiment stamp
  • Dew Drops from The Robin's Nest "Cherry Chocolate"
Have a fun day everyone! :) Janis

Monday, August 20, 2012

PPT Ch# 82: Polka Dots + a Sentiment

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Welcome to Paper Playtime's Ch#82: Polka Dots + a Sentiment! Easy Peasy! 

Here's the 1st card I made for this challenge:


Project # 368 of this year
  • A2 size card 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Green mat cut @ 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
  • Pink mat cut @ 3 3/4" x 5"
  • Polka Dot mat cut @ 3 1/3" x 4 3/4"
  • CREATE A CRITTER Frog p. 24 cut @ 3"
  • Clouds are from a Cricut cartridge, but they were in my extra cuts drawer and I can not remember which cart they are from.
  • DOODLECHARMS Sun p. 96 cut @ 1 1/2" with shadow feature
  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Grass p. 49 cut @ 1" using Real Dial Size feature and trimmed to fit card
  • CARDZ TV STAMPS "Critter Captions" for sentiment stamp


CARDZ TV STAMPS
"Critter Captions"
 
And here's my 2nd card for this challenge:

Project #388 of this year
  • A2 size card 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Black mat cut @ 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
  • Gold mat cut @ 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Black mat cut @ 5" x 3 3/4"
  • Polka Dot mat cut @ 4 7/8" x 3 5/8"
  • Sentiment Strip Black mat cut @ 1 1/8" x 3 5/8"
  • Sentiment Strip Gold mat cut @ 1" x 3 5/8"
  • POOH AND FRIENDS "Pooh 9" p. 25 cut @ 4"
  • Dew Drops from TSQ Royal Castle Shoppe
  • Action Wobble from  TSQ Royal Castle Shoppe
  • Queen Bee Stamp set from  TSQ Royal Castle Shoppe
I thought putting Pooh on an Action Wobble would help him get his honey out easier. LOL
    Pooh's on an Action Wobble

Dew Drops (The Royal Jewels)TSQ Royal Castle Shoppe 
Action Wobble TSQ Royal Castle Shoppe 

Queen Bee Stamp TSQ Royal Castle Shoppe 
Our sponsor this challenge is:
CLOSE TO MY HEART CONSULTANTS
Lucy Kelleher, CTMH USA and Darla Haverstock, CTMH Canada

Lucy, CTMH USA
Website: http://lucyk.ctmy.com/
Blog: http://love2createitall.com/
FB page: https://www.facebook.com/LucyK.CTMH

Darla, CTMH Canada
Website: http://darlah.cthm.com/
Blog: http://www.stampinunderdoctorsorders.blogspot.com/
FB page: https://www.facebook.com/darlascrafts

The prize this challenge is the "Chalkboard Special Kit"!


We will be drawing 2 winners this challenge!

Please make sure you add USA or CANADA to your name when entering your projects for this challenge!

This brand new product is being introduced by Close to My Heart on August 1, 2012! This kit includes:
  • a 12" x 12" Chalkboard Sheet (an adhesive-backed vinyl sheet that works with Cricut machines)
  • Chalkboard shapes (adhesive-backed vinyl sheet with die-cut shapes - 12" x 6")
  • Chalk Marker (Great for writing on our chalkboard shapes/sheet; it's a white, opaque, broad-tipped marker).

NOTE: For our Canadian winner: Due to shipping costs, the 12" x 12" chalkboard sheet will be cut into 2 sheets 6" x 12"

Come play with us! :) Janis

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Hey Chickie!

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PAUSE DREAM ENJOY CH# 33 "Flamingo or Pink projects"... HERE
CARDZ TV STAMPS CH#13 "Color Me Happy"... HERE


Who's feeling PINK today? Hmmm? Well, I am! Pink and Yellow. Think I'll make a pink and yellow card....
Project # 367 of this year

  • A2 size card 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Background paper cut @ 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Twine from TSQ's Royal Castle Shoppe
  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Fence (this was a piece I had left over after trimming the fence to fit another project.)
  • PUNCH Grass (Hobby Lobby)
  • COUNTY FAIR Chickie p. 49 cut @ 3 1/2"
  • CARDZ TV STAMPS "Farmyard Funnies" for sentiment stamp
CARDZ TV STAMPS
"Farmyard Funnies"
Thanks for stopping by today! Smiles :) Janis

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Action Wobbles & Stampendous Stamps Blog Hop

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PAUSE DREAM ENJOY CH# 33 "Flamingo or Pink projects"... HERE
CARDZ TV STAMPS CH#13 "Color Me Happy"... HERE


Welcome to the Blog Hop with the Action Wobble Design Team teaming up with Stampendous! So my card is featuring both an Action Wobble and Stamps from Stampendous!

Action Wobble Challenge Site... HERE
TSQ Royal Castle Shoppe (where you can purchase some Action Wobbles)... HERE
Stampendous Store... HERE
Stampendous Blog... HERE

Here is my card for today...
Project # 378 of this year
  • A2 size card 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Black mat cut @ 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
  • Pink mat cut @ 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Black mat cut @ 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
  • Pattern paper mat cut @ 5" x 3 3/4" (from Me & My Big Ideas "Destination Paradise" pack)
  • Stampendous Image is Hula Kiddo colored with BIC markers and background is chalked
  • Stampendous Sentiment is from "Friendly Phrases"
  • ELEGANT EDGES used for image matting
  • Image attached with ACTION WOBBLE from TSQ Royal Castle Shoppe
We're going to be giving away...

 

and
 

To one lucky Blog Hopper! AND

 

and
 

to a second lucky Blog Hopper!! 
(Because we want to see that top Kiddo wobbling with that star!) 
 How can you win? 
Comment on the blogs below! 
At the end of the weekend (yes, you have until Sunday night),
 we'll choose two of the blogs below at random. 
They will then choose a random winner and we'll notify you here! 

 Here's who is playing today:

Janis  (That's me!)

Missed the beginning of our week of wobbles??? Check them out here -
MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY 

Thank you so much for stopping by today! :) Janis