Designer Series Paper SALE October 1 - 31

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Are You Trained?

Happy Tuesday!
I have a silly, fun card to show you today.
There were all these beautiful paper scraps laying on my desk, and I really wanted to use them. So they ended up on this card. Now, I know there is a lot going on, but I thought it turned out bright and cheerful. :)

#455, 10-12 M#18
  • A2 size card 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Scrap strips of paper used for background
  • CREATE A CRITTER 2 Lion page 36 cut @ 3 1/2"
  • Silly eye stickers from Michael's
  • Everything inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
  • CTMH (Shop with Lucy) ARTISTE Speech Bubble p. 65 cut @ 1 3/4"
  • MFPS "Train Talk" for sentiment stamp
MFPS "Train Talk"
Thanks for stopping by today!
See you tomorrow in blogland...
:) Janis


Added to my friend's...

Monday, October 29, 2012

PPT Ch# 87: Anything Goes!

PPT Ch# 87: Anything Goes... HERE
MFPS Birdie Project... HERE

It's the 5th Monday of the month and that means it's time for a ONE WEEK ONLY challenge at Paper Playtime where 5th Mondays are always ANYTHING GOES!


Ch # 87 : ANYTHING GOES
StartsMonday, October 29th 12:00 am EST
Ends: Thursday, November 1st Noon EST
Winner (chosen by random.org) Announced: Thursday, November 1st late afternoon

Our sponsor for this challenge is...
One winner chosen by random.org will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to their store!

Here is what I created for this challenge:

Project # 414 of this year
  • A2 size card 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Black mat cut @ 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
  • Green paper cut @ 4" x 5 1/4" from Hobby Lobby's "Persnickety"

  • Black mat cut @ 3 7/8" x 5"
  • Orange paper cut @ 3 3/4" x 4 7/8" from Recollections "Boo Who"

  • TRICK OR TREAT (Cricut Lite Cart) Vampire cut @ 3 1/2"
  • Buttons from Hobby Lobby
  • CARDZ TV STAMPS "More Spooky Sayings" for stamped sentiment "Chilling!"
CARDZ TV STAMPS
"More Spooky Sayings"
Come play with us!
:) Janis

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MFPS This is For the Birds!

PPT Ch# 87: Anything Goes... HERE
MFPS Birdie Project... HERE

Good morning!
I have another Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps project to show you this morning.

#456 10-12M#19
  • A2 size card 4 1/4"  x 5 1/2"
  • Black mat cut @ 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Orange mat cut @ 3 3/4" x 5"
  • Flower strip was snagged from my scrap pile
  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Clouds p. 42 cut at various sizes and ran through the Cuttlebug "Romance" folder, then inked around the edges with soft blue Colorbox ink
  • SESAME STREET SEASONS Bird p. 35 cut @ 3 1/2" and adhered with an Action Wobble from TSQ's Royal Castle Shoppe
  • Orange button added and a blue dew drop adhered to center (also from TSQ's Royal Castle Shoppe)
  • Sentiment mat is Fiskar's punch "Journal and Brackets"
  • Bird is enhanced with funny eye stickers from Michael's and some fuzzy tiny pieces on belly from Walmart
  • Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps "Tweet That" for sentiment stamp


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

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Happy Cowboy Birthday!

Today is Billy's Birthday!
Who's Billy, you ask? Well, Billy is the husband of one of my very best friends. He's a real live COWBOY. Only real cowboy I've ever met. To find the idea for his birthday card, I Googled, "Cricut Cowboy / Western Card" and found tons of inspiration. I pinned them all to my Pinterst Board for easy reference when I need more ideas along these lines.

Follow me on PINTEREST here...

The card I decided on was inspired by this card here...

Here is my birthday card for Billy!

#452, 10-12 M#15
  • A2 size card 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Card base embossed with Cuttlebug and Seeing Spots folder
  • Frame cut with Cricut Craft Room using Cricut Craft Room Basics
  • CTMH (Lucy) ARTISTE Sentiment banner p. 66 cut @ 1/2"
  • CTMH (Lucy) ARTISTE for Arrow p. 45 cut @ 1"
  • DOODLECHARMS Doggie p.112 cut @ 3 1/2"
  • PAPER DOLL DRESS UP Cowboy hat p. 67 cut @ 2.375" on Real Dial Size
  • Everything inked around the edges for cuts
  • Eyes are fun stickers from Michael's
  • MFPS "Buried Treasure" for "Happy Birthday" stamp
  • Doggie on an Action Wobble from TSQ's Royal Castle Shoppe
MFPS "Buried Treasure"

Action Wobble in Action!
Happy Birthday, Billy!!

One more card to show you, and then I'll see you guys tomorrow in blogland...

#454, 10-12 M#17

  •  A2 size card 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Corners rounded with Fiskars squeeze punch
  • Black telephone wire matting from ELEGANT EDGES using Book feature "Loops" page 35
  • Dew drops are from Michael's and The Robin's Nest
  • Telephone cut @ 2" from NIFTY FIFTIES p. 69
  • MFPS "Garden Art" stamp set used for "HELLO" sentiment stamp
  • Action Wobble from TSQ's Royal Castle Shoppe


Action Wobble in Action!

Have a great day! See you tomorrow!
:) Janis

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Total Peace

Good morning!
I have 2 projects to show you today using various 
Cricut cartridges and Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps.

#451, 10-12 M#14
  • Tag base cut from ELEGANT EDGES "stamp" p. 37 @ 5 1/2"
  • Image from MFPS "On the Fly" new October stamp release set
  • Image colored with Bic markers and the background is chalked
  • I love that tent on the other side of the lake :)
  • Sentiment is also from that same MFPS "On the Fly" set
  • White gel pen used around the edges

#453, 10-12 M#16
  • A2 size card 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • NIFTY FIFTIES Sewing Machine p. 22 cut @ 2 1/2"
  • Dew Drops are Royal Jewels from TSQ's Royal Castle Shoppe
  • Buttons and Jewelry cord added for fun
  • Sentiment is from MFPS "I'm In Stitches"

Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy your weekend!
Go Gamecocks!!
:) Janis

Friday, October 26, 2012

MFPS Oct. Stamp Release Blog Hop... Day 4

Pause Dream Enjoy Ch# 43: "CANDY" project.... HERE


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

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Christmas Selections Featured October 23
Poinsettia Blooms Featured October 24
Cracked Hello Featured October 25
On the Fly Featured October 26



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 October 27, 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 October 26, 2012.

Today's Featured Stamp Set, On the Fly, and my project:




#449, 10-12M#12

  • Tag cut from Artiste (Thanks, Lucy!)
  • Fishing pole, Fish, and Sentiment all from the MFPS "On the Fly" new stamp set!
  • Image colored with markers
  • White gel pen used for accents
And here's a 2nd project to show you using this same stamp set:


#450, 10-12M#13

  • A2 size card 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Blue mat cut @ 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Red mat cut @ 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
  • Stripe mat cut @ 5" x 3 3/4"
  • NIFTY FIFTIES Rocket cut @ 4"
  • Dew Drops added for space stars (Thanks, Theresa!)
  • Artiste cart (Thanks, Lucy!) for FLY Banner
  • Stars are punched out and FLY is from MFPS "On the Fly" stamp set colored with markers

Lois
Vicky
Jane C
Pat G.
Karen k.
Patty P.
Angela B
Marilynn
Pam
Debbie
Cathy C
Bonnie
Kathy
An'Jenic
Thrifty Stamper
Toni
Tangii
Tammylee
Janis L
Sue
Kelli
Janine
Mark's Finest Papers




Thanks so much for stopping by today! 
:) Janis

PDE Ch# 43: CANDY!

MFPS Day 4 Stamp Release Blog Hop... HERE

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

Question: Who loves CANDY?
Ch# 43: CANDY!
Make a CANDY-licious project.

StartsFriday, October 26th 12:00 am EST
EndsThursday, November 1st, Noon EST
Winner (chosen by random.org) Announced: Thursday, November 1st late afternoon

Our Sponsor this challenge is



Cardz TV Stamps
http://www.cardztvstamps.blogspot.com/
Prize: 1 Stamp Set of the Winner's Choice

Here is my tag I made:

(Note... you can make any type of project. It does not have to be a tag. I'm choosing to make tags for all the PDE Challenges this year and putting them all together with a binding ring. I decorate the fronts with the current theme and answer the question on the back. At the end of the year I'll have a 52 page mini book!)


CARDZ TV STAMPS
"More Spooky Sayings"
 
Thanks for stopping by today!
Come play with us!
:) Janis
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Thursday, October 25, 2012

MFPS Oct. Stamp Release Blog Hop... Day 3


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

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Christmas Selections Featured October 23
Poinsettia Blooms Featured October 24
Cracked Hello Featured October 25
On the Fly Featured October 26



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 October 27, 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 October 26, 2012.

Today's Featured Stamp Set, Cracked Hello, and my projects:


Cracked Hello... buy it HERE
Isn't this stamp set just cool? My mama loves butterflies. Every time I see a butterfly, I think of her. 
For my project, I decided to create some mini cards and a fun little note card and envelope holder to store them in. I used the Artiste cartridge (Thanks, Lucy!) to cut the "purse" (aka mini note card and envelopes holder), the mini cards, and the envelopes for the cards. This was a very fast project. It just all came together easily.


I thought the purse just needed something. So I added the ribbon purse strap, a button, some white doodling and of course the new HELLO stamp from the Cracked Hello set.




My cards have the same front flap as the purse flap.
More white doodling, some inking around the edges, and of course some of the new stamps from the CRACKED HELLO stamp set.

I stamped the butterfly twice, once above HELLO and once hanging off the side.
The butterflies are colored with pencils.
The background is chalked very lightly just to give it some color.

#438, M 10-12 #4
I thought the envelopes should match, so I stamped the butterfly on the flap and then added the HAPPY DAY stamp from this same CRACKED HELLO new stamp set.

This set was so fun that I decided to make another project using these stamps.

Again, I used the Artiste cart for the tag base cut @ 5 1/2" and adhered the scallop oval tag with an Action Wobble (thanks, Theresa!). The butterflies were stamped and colored with colored pencils then cut out and adhered with foam tape for dimension. Their wings are curled up also as "in flight." The cracked background and sentiment are also from this AWESOME stamp set. Twine and gingham ribbon added for fun.

#439, M 10-12 #5

Go check out what my Design Team Sisters are up to! Their talent and creativity are amazing. Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win some stamps!



Thanks so much for stopping by today! 
:) Janis

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

CCC #119 at Cardz TV

MFPS Oct Stamp Release Hop Day 2... HERE
CCC # 119 "Breast Cancer Awareness"... HERE


It's Wednesday! That means it's time for a brand new challenge at Cardz TV!

CCC # 119:  "Let's Hear it for the Girls!"

Make a card for
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
using any Cricut cartridge(s)
and colors you'd like.

Ch Begins: Wed, Oct 24th @ 12:01 am EST
Ch Ends: Tues, Nov 6th @ Noon EST
Prize: 1 set of Cardz TV Stamps

Winner Announced Wed, Nov 7th @ Cardz TV

Here's my project I made for this challenge:

#445

Action Wobble in Action
  • A2 size card 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Black mat cut @ 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
  • Sky mat cut @ 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Red dotty mat cut @ 4" x 2 1/2"
  • Dew Drops are Royal Jewels from TSQ's Royal Castle Shoppe
  • Action wobble behind tree (to give it some shaking action) also from  TSQ's Royal Castle Shoppe
  • Grass is Fiskar's punch
  • Heart Tree from CREATE A CRITTER 2 cut @ 2 1/2" (I think)
  • Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon from DESIGNER'S CALENDAR cut @ 1" (I think)
  • Cloud paper from Echo Park (Sharon came to visit and brought it for me to play with - thanks, Sharon!)
  • Sentiment from Cardz TV Stamps "It's All About You" set
Cardz TV Stamps
"It's All About You"
Thanks for stopping by today!
Come play with us!!
:) Janis
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MFPS Oct. Stamp Release Blog Hop... Day 2

MFPS Oct Stamp Release Hop Day 2... HERE
CCC # 119 "Breast Cancer Awareness"... HERE



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

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Christmas Selections Featured October 23
Poinsettia Blooms Featured October 24
Cracked Hello Featured October 25
On the Fly Featured October 26



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 October 27, 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 October 26, 2012.

Today's Featured Stamp Set, Poinsettia Blooms, and my project:




#444, 10-12 M#10

  • A2 size card 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Black mat cut @ 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
  • Red mat cut @ 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Elegant Edges used for image matting
  • Image from MFPS "Poinsettia Blooms"
  • Candle colored with white gel pen
  • Image colored with markers
  • Background colored with chalks
  • "NOEL" also from MFPS "Poinsettia Blooms"


Lois
Vicky
Jane C
Pat G.
Karen k.
Patty P.
Angela B
Marilynn
Pam
Debbie
Cathy C
Bonnie
Kathy
An'Jenic
Thrifty Stamper
Toni
Tangii
Tammylee
Janis L
Sue
Kelli
Janine
Mark's Finest Papers


Thanks so much for stopping by today! 
:) Janis

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

MFPS Oct. Stamp Release Blog Hop... Day 1


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

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Christmas Selections Featured October 23
Poinsettia Blooms Featured October 24
Cracked Hello Featured October 25
On the Fly Featured October 26



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 October 27, 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 October 26, 2012.

Today's Featured Stamp Set, Christmas Selections, and my project:


#443, 10-12 M#9

  • A2 size card 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Red mat cut @ 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
  • Blue snow mat cut @ 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Glittler white paper used for ground snow freehand cut for hill
  • Trees and Church stamp both from MFPS "Christmas Selections"
  • Snowflakes are punched and filled in with glitter
  • Church colored with white gel pen and colored pencils

Lois
Vicky
Jane C
Pat G.
Karen k.
Patty P.
Angela B
Marilynn
Pam
Debbie
Cathy C
Bonnie
Kathy
An'Jenic
Thrifty Stamper
Toni
Tangii
Tammylee
Janis L
Sue
Kelli
Janine
Mark's Finest Papers


Thanks so much for stopping by today! 
:) Janis