Designer Series Paper SALE October 1 - 31

Monday, December 31, 2012

Get Well Soon

I have a very sweet friend who is much younger than I am, married, and has a toddler. Recently she was doing the dishes and noticed her arm felt numb. She laid down for a while thinking her blood pressure was out of whack. When the numbness did not subside, her husband took her to the doctor. She spent the next 3 days in the hospital. She had a STROKE! Can you believe it? The doctor says he thinks she can make a full recovery, but what a scare. I made this card to send to her just to let her know I'm thinking of her and wish her well really soon.

#528
  • ART PHILOSOPHY Tag feature for "Cricle 3" p. 41 cut @ 4 1/2"
  • Circle 3 cut again as the base cut @ 4" with a leaf pattern paper
  • Flowers added in layers and adhered with an Antique Brad
  • CAMPIN' CRITTERS for Red Nurse Bird p. 45 cut @ 3" with shadow feature and adhered with foam tape
  • CARDZ TV STAMPS "Encouraging Thoughts" for sentiment stamped on the back of a ticket. I bought a roll of tickets from Walmart several months ago. I don't think I'll run out until 2014. LOL
  • Blue rhinestones added to bird eyes
  • Ribbon and fuzzy string added for enhancement.
Shop CARDZ TV STAMPS for stamps and foam tape... HERE
Shop CTMH projects including the Art Philosophy cartridge... HERE

Thanks for stopping by today!
:) Janis

Sunday, December 30, 2012

CraftWork Cards:

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Hi! It's Janis from Pause Dream Enjoy 
here today to show you a project using the CraftWork Cards CANDI product.


#498
  • A2 size POSTCARD 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Pink mat cut @ 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Dotted mat cut @ 3 3/4" x 5"
  • Blue strip cut @ 3 3/4" x 1"
  • Cherry Ribbon added on blue strip
  • TEDDY BEAR PARADE "New Year Bear" cut @ 3 1/2" and adhered with an Action Wobble from TSQ's Royal Shoppe (shop here)
  • Buttons from TSQ's Royal Shoppe (shop here)
  • Cardz TV Stamps "More Encouraging Thoughts" (shop here)
  • CANDI "School Days" from TSQ's Royal Shoppe (shop here)
Action Wobble in Action!!



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Thanks for stopping by today! 
:) Janis

Saturday, December 29, 2012

My Heartfelt Thanks

#530

Are you guys making some thank you cards like I am?
  • FOREVER YOUNG Model 17 p. 40 cut @ 4"
  • EK Success Journal punch for sentiment and inked with Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink
  • Prima Flower and Creative Charm Antique Brad
  • Butterfly is part of my awesome Christmas gifts from my friends (THANK YOU!)
  • Fuzzy twine is American Crafts Premium Ribbon from my Secret Santa (THANK YOU!)
  • Cardz TV Stamps "Heartfelt Wishes" for sentiment stamp
Thanks for stopping by today!
:) Janis

Happy New Year

#527

  • A2 size POSTCARD 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Ivory cardstock (from Office Depot) cut @ 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Pattern star paper (from my friend, Elaine) is K&C "Confetti" cut @ 5" x 3 3/4"
  • Chipboard glitter butterflies and chipboard glittered numbers (from my friend, Elaine) is K&C Brenda Walton Chipbox
  • Ribbon from Making Memories "Funky Vintage Trims"
  • Buttons from TSQ's Royal Castle Shoppe
  • Fuzzy Thread is American Crafts Premium ribbon from my friend (and Secret Santa), Nicole.
  • Sentiment matting is the Journal and Bracket Punch by EK Success
  • Sentiment stamp is from Cardz TV Stamps "Home For Christmas" set
  • Sentiment and both butterflies are adhered with foam tape from my Bestie, Mary. You can purchase foam tape at her stamp store HERE.
  • The numbers were adhered after running them through the Xyron. I love that little 1.5" tool!
Very simple. No die cuts. No computer needed. Just playing with some new embellishments I got for Christmas from my super sweet friends. 
Thanks for stopping by today!
:) Janis

Friday, December 28, 2012

Cut It Up Ch# 9 "Out With The Old"

PDE Ch# 52 "Anything Goes"... HERE
Cut It Up Ch# 9 "Out With The Old"... HERE


Cut It Up Ch#9
"Out With The Old"
Create a project that resues something from the house that you typically would not use in your papercrafting. (A pendant from an old necklace, the acetate backing from a sticker sheet, fabric from some old clothing, etc.)
Must also include a DIE CUT.
Challenge ends Jan. 9th @ NOON EST.

Here is my project for this challenge:


#521

I got this awesome idea from this site:
http://www.merrimentdesign.com/recycled-fabric-napkin-rings-from-saran-wrap-tubes.php

I used a Paper Towel roll I'd normally throw away and cut it to the width I wanted my napkin ring.

My mama and sister recently gave me some some of their material scraps (both of them are great seamstresses... I don't sew).

I followed the instructions from the site linked above, added ribbon, a beautiful hand sewn lacy flower from a very talented friend, and a name tag placement.

Tag was cut using CTMH ART PHILOSOPHY p. 60 @ 2" and embossed with the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder.  Green twine from Doodle Twine purchased at Hobby Lobby.



Come play with us. There is a great prize sponsored by CUT IT UP.


Thanks for stopping by today.
:) Janis

Entered:

PDE Ch# 52: Anything Goes

PDE Ch# 52 "Anything Goes"... HERE
Cut It Up Ch# 9 "Out With The Old"... HERE

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

Ch#52:  ANYTHING GOES
Create any type of project!!
Starts: Friday, December 28th, 12:00 am EST
Ends: Thursday, January 3rd, Noon EST
Winner (chosen by random.org) Announced: Thursday, January 3rd 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's my project for this challenge:

(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 chat on the back. At the end of the year I'll have a 52 page mini book!)
#503

  • ELEGANT EDGES "Swirl 2" p. 39 cut @ 4 1/2" with shadow
  • TEDDY BEAR PARADE "Rock Star" cut @ 3 1/2"
  • Adhered with Action Wobble (shop TSQ's Royal Shoppe here)
  • Tickets are from a roll I bought at Walmart earlier this year
  • CARDZ TV STAMPS "Ticket Talk" for sentiment stamp (shop here)
Wow! I did it! I actually completed all 52 PDE Challenges this year on a tag, and have them all together through a binding ring. 
My 52 page mini book is completed! 



You can check out each of my 52 tags with the links below if you want to take a closer look at each page and get the recipe details. 



Entered:

Come play with us!
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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Tea Time

Good morning! I had a great Christmas and I hope you guys did too. All of the decorations, the tree, everything came down Christmas morning. It's what we've always done. Take everything down and put it away so there is room enough to play with our new toys!  A lot of people think that's weird. For us, it's normal traditional behavior.

We have 4 children. The older two are living with their spouses and raising a family. Can you believe I'm a Grandma?! I hope you don't mind, but I want to share some pictures with you before I show you the project I made today.


This is our oldest son, Jimmy, his wife, Nhi, and our grandson, Wyatt. He just started walking a few weeks ago! Woo-Hoo! They spent their Christmas at Nhi's parents' house in Colorado. It actually snowed there and looked pretty until the sun came out and melted it.


This is our oldest daughter, Keri and her handsome, Aaron. They are PERFECT together! We love Aaron like he's our son. 


And this little darling is their son and our grandson, Kevin. Those punch fists are from me and Tom. Hahaha They make noise too. How fun is that?!


Here is our daughter, Kati, with the love of her life, Ryan. I have to say, these two throw the BEST parties! We always have a blast at their parties. I'm so proud that her and all our children have good friends, are responsible, and have grown up to make us so proud.


And here is Kati with our special needs child, Bonnie. Or more affectionately known around here as BonBon. 

I think everyone had a GREAT Christmas!

Bonnie got an XBox Kinect and a few games. I think her favorite game so far is:


I bought Tom a butler dog. This dog just cracks me up.


Tom named him Hobson.


And here is my Christmas present from Tom. A new table that I got to pick out on Christmas Eve. I love it! We got it at North Furniture Company (Facebook link HERE) which is 3 blocks down the road from us. We go there now and then to check everything out and daydream and plan our next purchases.

One more family picture....


Here is my Mama and Daddy on Christmas Day when we gathered at my brother's house for family, food, and fun.

Are you ready for a card today?

#526 POSTCARD front

POSTCARD back
  • LOVE YOU A LATTE Cricut Lite cartridge
  • Tea Time scallop circle cut @ 2 1/2"
  • Tea Bag cut @ 3 1/2"
  • The Hemp rope stuff is actually what was tied around some hemp our daughter, Kati, bought to build a cat tower and scratching post. She was going to throw it away! Gasp! I rescued it so I could recycle it into one of my projects. And yes, there is more in my drawer waiting to be used.
  • The burgundy fuzzy string is from American Crafts "Premium Ribbon" sent to me by my Secret Santa, Nicole, along with lots of other goodies. Thank you, Nicole!!
  • The ribbon at the bottom is from one of my besties, Sheree.  She probably doesn't even remember sending this to me since it was about 2 years ago when she sent a zippie bag full of fibers, ribbon scraps, etc.
  • Dew drops are from my friend, Theresa's, Royal Castle Shoppe.
  • The turquoise buttons are from our daughter, Kati. She bought them for a project, used what she wanted, and gave me the rest. Hey, I'll take 'em! I love buttons!
  • The other buttons are from my Bestie, Mary, of Cardz TV and from my friend, Theresa's, Royal Castle Shoppe.
  • Now... about the back...
  • More of that rope stuff Kati was going to trash after untying her hemp cord.
  • Cup from Mary's CARDZ TV STAMPS, "Brew HaHa" set and stamped using Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink.
  • Sentiment also  from Mary's CARDZ TV STAMPS, "Brew HaHa" set and stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • All pattern papers are from My Mind's Eye 6x6 pad "All Spice"
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I hope you can sit and relax and enjoy a cup of tea, java, or whatever your passion is.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Friendship Board Book

Merry Christmas!!

I hope you woke up this morning surrounded by loved ones. That's really what's important. Not packages or bows or stuff stockings (although those things are fun too), but being able to see, touch, hug, and smile at the ones you love. That's a great gift!

Today I want to share with you a very special gift I gave to one of my very good friends. I enjoyed it, giggled over it, and kept thinking about her smiling and giggling too.

To see another Friendship Book I posted earlier.... CLICK HERE... or scroll down to previous post.

I started out with a board book I bought for $1.00.



It's so cute, I sort of felt bad about covering up all the pretty pictures. Oh well. I didn't feel so bad as to not actually do it though. LOL


Here you go. The front, back, spine, and all the inside pages are covered with ivory cardstock.


This next step can be a little messy. Everything is inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress ink. Make it messy. If it doesn't look messy, loved, and a little worn, do it again. LOL We are not looking for perfect lines here. We are looking for messy.

Next I chose the paper for the front, back, and spine. I love this brown polka dot paper. 


Before I forget, I stamped my name and blog stamp on the back. Years from now, I want her to remember who gave this to her. :)


Time to get the front cover decorated!!

#504

I kept index cards for each page and cover with notes of what cuts I used, the sizes, and any other details I wanted to be sure and include in this post. Believe me. This was very helpful. I won't include sizes of the background papers because if you decide to make a book like this, chances are the board book you get will not be the exact same size as this one. But I will include die cut sizes.
  • TEDDY BEAR PARADE Raincoat Bear cut @ 3 1/2"
  • Ticket used for sentiment matting from a roll of tickets I bought at Walmart earlier this year
  • DOODLECHARMS Sun p. 96 cut @ 1 1/2"
  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Clouds p. 42 cut @ 1 3/4" and 1 1/2"
  • Clouds embossed with Cuttlebug folder "Romance"
  • CREATE A CRITTER 2 Grass cut at various sizes
  • CARDZ TV STAMPS "Good Friends" stamp set
Time to open the book. Are you ready? Here we go!


Pages 1 and 2


  • Cuttlebug folder "Honeycomb" used to emboss yellow paper
  • CTMH ART PHILOSOPHY for corners p. 58 cut @ 1"

  • TEDDY BEAR PARADE Bee Bear cut @ 3 1/2"
  • Mrs. Grossman's and Creative Memories flower stickers
  • Back of ticket used for sentiment matting
  • CARDZ TV STAMPS "Going Buggy" stamp set
  • DOODLECHARMS Sun p. 96 cut @ 1 1/2"
  • Grass created with Fiskars grass border punch
Let's turn the page!


Pages 3 and 4


  • CTMH ART PHILOSOPHY Corners p. 58 cut @ 1"
  • White Gel pen used for dots on corners
  • MINI MONSTERS Fence cut @ 2 1/2"
  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Grass cut to fit 12" length and trimmed to fit this page



  • TEDDY BEAR PARADE Prince Bear cut @ 3 1/2"
  • DOODLECHARMS Sun p. 96 cut @ 1 1/2"
  • CTMH ART PHILOSOPHY Corners p. 58 cut @ 1"
  • Creative Memories Frog sticker
  • MINI MONSTERS Fence cut @ 2 1/2"
  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Grass cut to fit 12" length and trimmed to fit this page
  • CARDZ TV STAMPS "TOAD-ally Awesome" stamp set
Let's turn the page again!



Pages 5 and 6


  • JUST BECAUSE CARDS Tree ... I'm sorry I don't know the size of this tree. It was cut really, really big and trimmed to fit this page. This was a cut I had in my stash that I pulled out to use.
  • Apples are from using a Hobby Lobby punch
  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Grass cut @ 0.875"
  • Tickets from ticket roll I got at Walmart

  • TEDDY BEAR PARADE Rock Girl cut @ 3 1/2"
  • DOODLECHARMS Sun p. 96 cut @ 1 1/2" with shadow
  • Ticket used for sentiment stamp matting
  • The tree is part of what I cut off from the other page
One more time! Let's turn the page!!



Pages 7 and 8


  • TEDDY BEAR PARADE Cowgirl cut @ 3 1/2"
  • CTMH ARTISTE Speech Bubble p. 65 cut @ 2"
  • COUNTY FAIR Chick and Fence p. 54 cut @ 2.625"
  • DOODLECHARMS Sun p. 96 cut @ 1 1/2" with shadow
  • PAPER DOLL DRESS UP Grass cut @ 1.125"
  • CARDZ TV STAMPS "Good Friends" and "Beary Sweet" sets

  • TEDDY BEAR PARADE Cowboy cut @ 3 1/2"
  • CTMH ARTISTE Speech Bubble p. 65 cut @ 2"
  • COUNTY FAIR Fence (I cut out the chick... shhh...) p. 54 cut @ 2.625"
  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Clouds cut @ various sizes 
  • Clouds embossed with Cuttlebug "Romance" folder
  • PAPER DOLL DRESS UP Lasso p. 67 cut @ 3 1/2"
  • PAPER DOLL DRESS UP Grass cut @ 1.125"
  • CARDZ TV STAMPS "Good Friends" and "Beary Sweet" sets
That's it! That's the entire book. And just in case you are wondering..... No, it does not want to shut. LOL


I hope you enjoyed this book as much as I enjoyed creating it. I think Sheree will like it. I hope so. I think Billy will get a kick out of seeing his "cowboy bear self" in it too. (You know, Billy is a real life cowboy. Only one I've ever known.)

Some of the products used in this book are from the stores of some of my good friends. Please visit them and do some shopping. I love these products!

CARDZ TV STAMPS (stamps in this book)

CTMH with LUCY KELLEHER (Artiste & Art Philosophy carts in this book)

THE SCRAPBOOKING QUEEN (foam tape, white gel pen in this book)

Here's the Friendship Book I made for Mary and posted earlier.


For all the details on this one... CLICK HERE... or scroll down to previous post.

Merry Christmas, everyone. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your family and friends.
Smiles :) Janis

Monday, December 24, 2012

Friendship Board Book


Merry Christmas Eve!
Today and tomorrow I will be showing you some Friendship Board Books I made for 2 of my very best friends in the whole wide world. :)  Today I'm showing you the book I made for Mary, and tomorrow I'm showing you the book I made for Sheree.

I hope you enjoy these books. They were lots of fun to make.

Products purchased from various shops and stores; all are linked at the end of this post.

First I started with a 6" x 6" children's board book I purchased from The Dollar General for $1.00 each.



It's so cute, I sort of felt bad about covering up all the pretty pictures. Oh well. I didn't feel so bad as to not actually do it though. LOL


Here you go. The front, back, spine, and all the inside pages are covered with ivory cardstock.


Before I started decorating, I inked everything with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink.

Project #520

  • Board Book measures about 6" x 6". It's not exactly square, but close enough.
  • Papers are from Hobby Lobby's "Cheekee Monkey" and various other Hobby Lobby textured cardstock packs
  • HOOT 'N' HOLLER "Owl 6" cut @ 4 1/2"
  • Dew Drops and Brown Tear Drop dew drops from The Robin's Nest
  • Cardz TV Stamps "Good Friends" sentiment
  • EK Success Journal & Bracket punch for sentiment matting and inked with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress ink around the edges

Pages 1 & 2
  • DOODLECHARMS Sun p. 96 cut @ 1 1/2" with shadow
  • CREATE A CRITTER 2 Bee p. 31 cut @ 1 1/2"
  • PAPER DOLL DRESS UP Fence p. 78 cut @ 5 1/2" WIDE using Cricut Craft Room (referred to later in this post as CCR)
  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Cloud Line p. 42 cut @ 5 1/2" wide using CCR
  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Grass (in front) p. 77 cut @ 5 1/2" wide using CCR
  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Grass (in back) p. 77 cut @ 5 1/2" wide using CCR
  • EK Success Journal & Bracket punch for sentiment matting and inked with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress ink around the edges
  • Cardz TV Stamps "Going Buggy"
  • Twine from TSQ's Royal Castle Shoppe 


  • PAPER DOLL DRESS UP Fence p. 78 cut @ 5 1/2" WIDE using Cricut Craft Room (referred to later in this post as CCR)
  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Cloud Line p. 42 cut @ 5 1/2" wide using CCR
  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Grass (in front) p. 77 cut @ 5 1/2" wide using CCR
  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Grass (in back) p. 77 cut @ 5 1/2" wide using CCR
  • CREATE A CRITTER 2 Owl p. 37 @ 3"
  • White gel pen from TSQ's Royal Castle Shoppe 
  • "Fly" rhinestone sentiment from Michael's
  • Purple craft thread from Walmart

Pages 3 & 4


  •  PAPER DOLL DRESS UP Indian Boy p. 60 cut @ 4"
  • Peachy Keen stamps PK-531 Simple Sallies Assortment
  • EK Success Journal & Bracket punch for sentiment matting and inked with Tim Holtz 
  • Feathers from Walmart
  • Cardz TV Stamps "Good Friends" sentiment
  • Twine from TSQ's Royal Castle Shoppe 
  • WILD CARD 2 Fish p. 35 cut @ 2 1/2"

  • PAPER DOLL DRESS UP Indian Girl p. 61 cut @ 4"
  • Peachy Keen Stamps PK-660 Laughy Taffy Assortment
  • DOODLECHARMS Sun p. 96 cut @ 1 1/2" with shadow
  • PAPER DOLL DRESS UP Canoe p. 60 cut @ 5 1/2" Wide using CCR
  • WILD CARD 2 Fish p. 35 cut @ 2 1/2"
  • Feather from Walmart
  • Hearts are from the fish fin cuts (recycle, baby!)

Pages 5 & 6

  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Cloud Line p. 42 cut @ 5 1/2" wide using CCR
  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Grass (twice) p. 77 cut @ 5 1/2" wide using CCR
  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Grass (darker one) p. 49 cut @ 5 1/2" wide using CCR
  • FAST FOOD Pizza Delivery Man cut @ 3 1/2"
  • EK Success Journal & Bracket punch for sentiment matting
  • Cardz TV Stamps "Good Friends" 
  • Dew Drops from TSQ's Royal Castle Shoppe

  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Cloud Line p. 42 cut @ 5 1/2" wide using CCR and trimmed for page
  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Grass (twice) p. 77 cut @ 5 1/2" wide using CCR
  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Grass (darker one) p. 49 cut @ 5 1/2" wide using CCR
  • DOODLECHARM Sun p. 96 cut @ 1 1/2" with shadow
  • Dew Drops from TSQ's Royal Castle Shoppe
  • WILD CARD 2 House p. 55 cut @ 3"
  • WILD CARD 2 Hot Air Balloon p. 57 cut @ 3"

Pages 7 & 8

  • DOODLECHARM Sun p. 96 cut @ 1 1/2" with shadow
  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Grass p. 77 cut @ 5 1/2" wide using CCR
  • Stickers from Hobby Lobby
  • WILD CARD 2 Airplane p. 31 cut @ 2 1/2"
  • Craft thread connecting airplane and banner from Walmart 

  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLL Grass p. 77 cut @ 5 1/2" wide using CCR
  • CTMH ARTIST Banner p. 58 cut @ 1.1". The shadow was created using CCR by stretching and manipulating the cut.
  • Stickers from Hobby Lobby
  • Cardz TV Stamps "Encouraging Thoughts"

Pages 9 & 10

  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Cloud Line p. 42 cut @ 5 1/2" wide using CCR
  • PAPER DOLL DRESS UP Fence p. 78 cut @ 5 1/2" side using CCR
  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLL Grass p. 77 cut @ 5 1/2" wide using CCR
  • WILD CARD 2 Hammock p. 24 cut @ 3 3/4"
  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Face and Hair cut @ 1"
  • Peachy Keen Stamps PK-754 Critter Faces Set A Medium
  • Twine from TSQ's Royal Castle Shoppe 
  • EK Success Journal & Bracket punch for sentiment matting
  • Cardz TV Stamps "Heartfelt Wishes"
  • Stickers from Hobby Lobby

  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Cloud Line p. 42 cut @ 5 1/2" wide using CCR
  • PAPER DOLL DRESS UP Fence p. 78 cut @ 5 1/2" side using CCR
  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLL Grass p. 77 cut @ 5 1/2" wide using CCR
  • CREATE A CRITTER 2 Dog p. 51 cut @ 2 1/2"
  • DOODLCHARMS Sun p. 96 cut @ 1 1/2" with shadow
...
Merry Christmas, everyone.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
Jingle Jingle
:) Janis