Monday, June 18, 2018

Vintage Memories Card


Hi, Friends.....

I am back with a tall format card ready to transport you back to a simpler time with memories of childhood. I used a few Graphic 45 and DCWV cut-aparts and some pretty lace from my stash to make this sweet card.


Supplies used include:
Graphic 45 - "Place in Time" collection May Cutaparts
DCWV - Chateau Lavender Stack
DCWV patterned paper background
Core'dinations kraft paper
Lace and ribbon from stash

Hope you enjoyed this vintage layered card. Thank you for your visits and comments!! Have a lovely day.

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Papercraft Challenges #13 - Children
2. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Transport It (transporting us back to our childhood)

3. ARTastic June Challenge - Country
4.
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper June Challenge
5. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #52
6. TCP Tuesday Challenge #347 - Outdoors

One Layer CAS Merry Christmas





Hi, Friends.....

I am here with a fun little snowman scene for the Winnie & Walter June Color Challenge with Heather H.

At first glance, the palette and inspiration photo probably seems anything but Christmas, but I think it works. What do you think?


I was super-brave (for me!) and broke out of my usual mold with this card. Not only is it CAS, but it is also a One Layer Card. It even has a masculine feel to it.


Products used include:
Winnie & Walter - Comfort + Joy stamp set
Winnie & Walter - Scenery: Big Bang Confetti stamp set
Thrift store snowman stamp from a grab bag my son gave me
Versafine ink in Onyx Black
Distress Inks in Scattered Straw, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Picked Raspberry, and Weathered Wood
WRMK Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper
Core'dinations - heavy duty white cardstock

Hope you enjoyed seeing my card. I appreciate you stopping by today and leaving your nice comments.

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter June Color Challenge with Heather H
2. Power Poppy June Challenge - Let's Go Round and Round
3. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Transport It
4. The Craft Blog June Challenge - Masculine Card
5. Christmas Cards All Year 'Round June Challenge - Non-traditional Colors
6. Time Out Challenge #111 - Holiday w/ Twist: One Layer
7. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #338 and #339 - Anything Goes
8. HeARTful Stamping Challenge June 17-24 - AG + a Stamp
9. DL.ART June Linky Party
10. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #390 - AG Christmas opt. non-traditional colors
11. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #52
12. Crimbo Crackers Challenge #160 - AG Christmas
13. ARTastic June Challenge - Country (a toboggan and snowman flying over snowy fields reminds me of the country)
14.
Craft Stamper June TIMI Challenge - AG with a Stamp 
15. TCP Tuesday Challenge #347 - Outdoors
16. Crop Stop June Linky Party #40 - AG using products from companies CS carries (I used Core'dinations cardstock, Distress Inks, We Are Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, and Tsukineko Versafine ink)


Sunday, June 17, 2018

Father's Day Book Mark


Hi, Friends.....

I am here with a Bible bookmark I made for hubby as part of his Father's Day gift. I used a nifty Elizabeth Craft tag die set for the bookmark. It is so cool because you can make the tag any length and almost any width by cutting down the edges. The set includes a die for the scalloped top of the tag and variations you can use for the bottom. LOVE! You'll have to follow the link to see all the fun things that are included!


I stamped and heat embossed a scripture verse and then masked it before stamping the wood grain pattern. I removed the mask and heat embossed tone on tone with Versamark ink and clear powder. I edged my bookmark with Versamark ink and heat embossed the edges in gold. LOVE!!! 

I heat embossed the decorative perforations at the bottom of the tag by outlining the openings with an embossing pen and using the same gold powder. Reinforcements were cut from a scrap of DCWV Mercury Glass stack. A bit of ribbon from my crafty pal, Karen Ladd, finished it up. (Thanks, Karen!!)  I used my heat gun to slightly sear the ribbon ends to keep them from fraying.

I wrote a Happy Father's Day greeting on the back of the bookmark and was going to leave it at that....but in the end decided to use repositionable adhesive to attach it to a simple tall format card and still be easily removeable.



Products used include:
Elizabeth Craft Designs - Tags & More 7 - Vine die set
Clear Dollar Stamps - Psalm 37:3-5 (discontinued)
Recollections - Woodgrain stamp (discontinued)
Versafine Ink in Onyx Black
Clear embossing powder
Versamark Ink
Ranger - Embossing Powder
DCWV Scrap for card background
DCWV Scrap of Mercury Glass stack in gold for tag reinforcement
Grosgrain ribbon from stash
WOW! Embossing Pen - Clear
Scrapbook Adhesives - EZ Dots Repositionable

Hope you like my Father's Day project for hubby. Thank you for stopping by today!!!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Power Poppy June Challenge - Let's Go Round and Round (I used rounded corners on the bookmark.) 
2. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper June Challenge
3. Creative Fingers Challenge #147 - AG
4. The Craft Blog June Challenge - Masculine Card
5. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper June Challenge
6. Three Amigos Challenge #15 - Use Machine Die Cutting
7. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #338 and #339 - Anything Goes
8. HeARTful Stamping Challenge June 17-24 - AG + a Stamp
9. DL.ART June Linky Party
10. Crop Stop June Linky Party #40 - AG using products from companies CS carries
(I used Distress Ink, Core'dinations cardstock, Elizabeth Craft Designs dies, Tsukineko Versafine and Versamark inks, WOW! Embossing Pen, and Ranger embossing powder)
11. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #52
12. The House that Stamps Built J1318 Tic Tac Toe - I used Tone on Tone, Masculine, and Ribbon
13. ARTastic June Challenge - Country (The wood grain background reminds me of rustic country living.)
14. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything But a Card

15. Diecuttin Divas Challenge #373 - Masculine or Father's Day  

Friday, June 15, 2018

Lots of Kitty ATCs



Hi, Friends......

As promised (or at least hoped for...) here are the other ATCs that I made. These go along with THIS ONE. I am entering a few of these in some current challenges, but mostly I am just sharing today so you can see a photo of them all together which I have included at the bottom of this post. I used one of my leftover Easter egg dye backgrounds, adding stamping and heat embossing. For each of these ATCs, I added a stamped and colored image from various kitty stamps in my stash.






Isn't this an adorable little girl and her kitty? This is one of my oldest stamps, I believe it was given to me a long time ago by my dear MIL.

I would like to enter this ATC in the following challenge:
1. Papercraft Challenge #13 - Children

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I just love these kitties all snuggled up together. It reminds me of kitties on a cold day all cozied together to keep warm.

I would like to enter this ATC in the following challenges:
1. Power Poppy June Challenge - Let's Go Round and Round





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This sweet kitty and butterfly is a simple stamp, but so cute!

I would like to enter this ATC in the following challenge:
1. Penny Black and More June Challenge - In the Garden

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Awwwww......who can resist this shy little guy holding a heart to show how much he loves you?

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
1. Mod Squad - Wedding or Love-Themed with a Critter
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Is there anything sweeter than a kitty all curled up asleep?? I totally adore this stamp.

I would like to enter this ATC in the following challenge:
1. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything but a Card
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Here's a shot that includes almost all of this batch of sweet ATCs which I would like to share this with my kitty friends over at the SUYP Cats Only Challenge....not as an entry but just for fun.


Products used include:
Inkadinkadoo - Umounted Doilies (Pinterest image, set is discontinued)
Prima - Doorway stamp
Prima - Messy stamp Prima - Seamstress stamp
Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, and Hickory Smoke
Clear embossing powder
Canson - Mixed Media Paper Spiral Bound Notebook
Various Kitty stamps in my stash
Versafine ink in Smokey Gray

Thank you for coming to visit!!

<3
Janis

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

'Tis the Season




Hi, Friends......

I am here with a fun Christmas card to add to my collection. My amazingly awesome son found this adorable stamp for me at a thrift store. It's so perfect! What kitty doesn't love watching birdies through the window???

My wood grain patterned paper background was inspired by the the June Winnie & Walter Rerun Challenge with the Scenery: Into the Woods as the featured rerun set. I don't own the set but I got inspiration from the stamped wood grain background and white sentiment panel on Shay's colorful card HERE.


Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
M&C Boutique - Large Circle Frame die set
Sizzix - Circles, Scallop die set
Stampendous - Kitty at Window stamp
Spectrum Noir markers
Inkylicious - Seasons Greetings x4 stamp set
Tsukineko - Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black
Core'dinations cardstock
DCWV wood grain cardstock

Hope you enjoyed this sweet kitty card. Hope your week is going well. Thank you so much for your visits and comments!!!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter Rerun #31 - Scenery: Into the Woods
2. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper June Challenge
3. Creative Fingers Challenge #147 - AG
4. SUYP Cats Only Challenge #31 - Furrything Goes
5. Christmas Cards All Year 'Round June Challenge - Non-traditional Colors
6. Three Amigos Challenge #15 - Use Machine Die Cutting
7. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #338 and #339 - Anything Goes
8. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #389 - AG Christmas opt Winter Fun
9. Die-Cut Divas June Challenge - Animals or Pets
10. Simon Says Says Wednesday Challenge - Frame It
11. Crimbo Crackers Challenge #160 - AG Christmas
12. Cuttlebug Mania - Frame It (I used my manual Big Shot and various dies listed above) 
13. ARTastic June Challenge - Country (The wood grain background and the red stained house remind me of rustic country living.)
14. Penny Black and More June Challenge - In the Garden

15. Power Poppy June Challenge - Let's Go Round and Round

Oh, Wow.....Look at the Time!



Hi, Friends......

My pastor asked me to make a Father's Day card for his dad with an airplane theme or coffee theme. I don't often use printables or even digis, but I found this coffee meme that I couldn't resist. I layered two scripty coffee die cuts together and also added some silver Nuvo drops.



Products used include:
Verve - Coffee Word die (sadly, discontinued)
Coffee Printable
Tonic Studios - Nuvo Crystal Drops
Scraps from stash

Hope you enjoyed this fun masculine card! Thank you so much for stopping by.

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Power Poppy June Challenge - Let's Go Round and Round
2. Joy Clair June Challenge - AG or Use Inspiration Board
3. Diecuttin Divas Challenge #373 - Masculine or Father's Day
4. The Craft Blog June Challenge - Masculine Card
5. Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday June Challenge - Make it Masculine
6. Three Amigos Challenge #15 - Use Machine Die Cutting
7. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #338 and #339 - Anything Goes

Cute Dinosaur BD Card for Young Boy



Hi, Friends.......

I am here with a happy little dinosaur card suitable for a young boy's birthday.  I don't often use my Mark's Finest Papers stamps anymore (since they sadly closed their doors), but I should because there are some nice ones in my stash!  This little dino set is a fun one.

I am entering this in the June Winnie & Walter Rerun Challenge.  I don't own the rerun set (Scenery: Into the Woods) but I love the orange, purple, and green colors in  Kate's card HERE......which I amped up into brights for my card.  The background print on my dino panel reminds me of the woodsy outdoor backgrounds in the rerun set, too.  My dino is stamped, heat embossed, and hand cut from patterned paper in the long discontinued DCWV Kid-osaurus set.


Products used include:
Winnie & Walter - Sketchy Thoughts stamp set
Versafine ink in Imperial Purple
Mark's Finest Papers - Dino News stamp set (discontinued)
Versafine ink in Onyx Black
Clear embossing powder
My Favorite Things Die-namics - Stitched Square STAX die set
Papers from the very old DCWV Kid-osaurus stack and from stash

Hope you liked seeing this fun and colorful dino card! Thank you for stopping by.

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter Rerun #31 - Scenery: Into the Woods
2. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper June Challenge
3. DL.ART June Linky Party
4. The Craft Blog June Challenge - Masculine Card
5. Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday June Challenge - Make it Masculine
6. Three Amigos Challenge #15 - Use Machine Die Cutting
7. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #338 and #339 - Anything Goes
8. HeARTful Stamping Challenge June 10-18 - AG + a Stamp
9.  Die-Cut Divas June Challenge - Animals or Pets
10. Dare 2B Artzy June Challenge - Bright Colors
11. Diecuttin Divas Challenge #373 - Masculine or Father's Day