Tuesday, May 14, 2019

For You with Affection - Graphic 45

I totally LOVE the "packing peanut" bubble bath!!!  (In a box, of course...) 

Hi, Friends......

Here's another Graphic 45 Mother's Day (or other special May occasion) card. I added more "stuff" this time. Since I used a square format, instead of an A2 rectangle, I had more room to play. :)



Supplies used include:
Graphic 45 "A Place in Time" collection May cutapart sheet and chipboard elements
K&Co. Patterned Paper
Distress Ink in Walnut Stain to ink edges
Verve - Sprightly Sprigs die set (retired)
Scraps of DCWV shimmer cardstock
Core'dinations/Darice kraft cardstock
Buttons from stash
DMC Embroidery Floss
Lace ribbon from stash

Hope you like this card. I think it turned out really sweet and romantic!! Thank you for stopping by and leaving your sweet comments!!

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.
Butterfly Challenge #122 - Butterfly + F is for Flax + Flowers  
2. Crafty Hazelnut's May Patterned Paper Challenge 
3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - For a Special Lady
4. Kat Scrappiness May Card Challenge - Coffee and/or Mom
5. Papercraft Challenge #37 - Ribbons

Fondest Wishes - Graphic 45



Hi, Friends......

Here is a very simple Mother's Day (or any other special lady occasion in May) that I made with the lovely chipboard and May elements from the Graphic 45 - "A Place in Time" collection. I added a bow and some coordinating patterned paper.



Supplies used include:
Graphic 45 "A Place in Time" collection May cutapart sheet and chipboard elements
K&Co. Patterned Paper
Distress Ink in Walnut Stain to ink edges
Core'dinations/Darice kraft cardstock
Ribbon from stash

Hope you are enjoying these fun and easy cards. Don't forget to USE your Graphic 45!!! :)

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.
Butterfly Challenge #122 - Butterfly + F is for Flax + Flowers  
2. Crafty Hazelnut's May Patterned Paper Challenge 
3. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #386-387 - AG
4. Kat Scrappiness May Card Challenge - Coffee and/or Mom
5. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - For a Special Lady

6. Papercraft Challenge #37 - Ribbons

Graphic 45 May Flowers with Vintage Postal Card

WOW....that's one amazing cat!!


Hi, Friends.......

I used a bunch of my Graphic 45 bits and pieces from the Place in Time - May sheet to make several cards suitable for a lady on Mother's Day or any special occasion this month. The vintage designs look so pretty on kraft.


Supplies used:
Graphic 45 Place in Time collectionn May cutapart sheet.
Distress Ink in Walnut Stain to ink edges
Core'dinations/Darice kraft cardstock

Hope you like this pretty card!!  I plan to be back with a couple more soon.

🖤
Janis



Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Graphic 45 May Challenge #G45LightSide - The Light Side (use a light color palette)
2. Butterfly Challenge #122 - Butterfly + F is for Flax + Flowers
3. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #386-387 - AG
4. Kat Scrappiness May Card Challenge - Coffee and/or Mom
5. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - For a Special Lady
6. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #89
7. Crafty Hazelnut's May Patterned Paper Challenge
8. Virginia's May Show and Share - Anything Goes
9. Papercraft Challenge #18 - Anything Goes w/ opt. Mother's Day
10. DL.ART May Linky Challenge

Sunday, May 12, 2019

For a Special Mother - Lavender Garden


Hi, Friends......

Squeezing in a late evening card.....and hoping all the ladies out there had a nice Mother's Day! Even you gals who don't have kids of your own have a huge influence on the young people in your circles. So I am honoring ALL ladies today with a special note of appreciation for the many things you do for those around you.

I made a pretty card with a DCWV Chateau Lavender patterned cardstock panel. I love the restful look of this stack on kraft. I think it looks esp nice with a touch of vintage style ribbon and a sprig of die-cut foliage.




Supplies used include:
Mother's Day stamp from my stash prob from dollar bin at a craft store
Versafine ink in Toffee
Panel from DCWV Chateau Lavender stack
Verve - Sprightly Sprigs die set (retired)
Ribbons and shimmer cardstock from my stash
Core'dinations/Darice cardstock for card base

Hope you liked this card. Have a lovely Mother's Day!!!

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Kat Scrappiness May Card Challenge - Coffee and/or Mom
2. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - For a Special Lady
3. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #89
4. Crafty Hazelnut's May Patterned Paper Challenge
5. Papercraft Challenge #18 - Anything Goes w/ opt. Mother's Day
6. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #386-387 - AG
7. Cut it Up Challenge #173 - Mother's Day

Kentucky Derby Party Invites


Hi, Friends......

I am here to share a super-fun project I did for a friend. She was off to the races at the beginning of the month.....her first time to travel to the Kentucky Derby. But back in January, she had a Kentucky Derby party so some of us could come over, eat, and watch the movie "Secretariat" together. I had the Graphic 45 "Off to the Races" collection and offered to make invitations. 


Things have been so crazy the last few months that I never got them blogged. When I saw Dar and Diane were having a Kentucky Derby Hat inspiration board on their challenge blog, I knew I needed to hurry while there was still time!

Here you can see the front of one of the invitations.......no two were alike. You can see the inside of another in the background. It was so much fun mixing and matching a couple of different Graphic 45 collections....(Cafe Parisian and Off to the Races).




Here's the entire group of 12 invitations. (You can click on the photo to enlarge it if you wish to see them in more detail.) My friend loved them, by the way!!


Supplies used include:
Graphic 45 "Off to the Races" and "Cafe Parisian" collections
DCWV Cardstock

Hope you enjoyed this set of invitations. It was really fun to make. Hope my friend had good luck on whichever horse she put her $5 on last weekend!! LOL...

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this set of party invitations in the following challenge(s):
1. Double D Challenge - Off to the Races














2. Through the Craft Room Door - AG
3. Crafty Hazelnut's May Patterned Paper Challenge
4, Word Art Wednesday Weeks #366-367 - AG
5. DL.ART May Linky Challenge
6. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #89
7. Virginia's May Show and Share - Anything Goes
8. Tales from the Craft Room Challenge #4 - Floral Frenzy

9 .Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - For a Special Lady

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Cup of Love - Happy Birthday



Hi, Friends......

I am here with one more card for tonight. I used one of Julee Tilman's wonderful coffee digi images from back when Verve was still up and running. HOW I MISS VERVE!!!!

Does anyone remember Add a Little Dazzle craft metal sheets????? Do you still have any of these lovely pieces hidden away in the back of your stash??? I have quite a few sheets in different colors carefully hoarded away, since it is not made anymore. :( 


Well, I threw caution to the wind and snipped a very tiny piece off the edge of one of my pink sheets to die cut some hearts for this card. I hope to get brave in the future and use my craft metal sheets every once in awhile.....no guarantees, though! Ha.



Supplies used include:
Verve Stamps - Love From Me digital stamp set (retired)
Distress Markers for coloring
Lawn Fawn - Hang in There stamp set for sentiment
Versafine ink in Majestic Blue
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Add a Little Dazzle craft metal sheets (retired)
Doodlebug - Mini Doilies
Core'dinations/Darice Cardstock

Hope you enjoyed seeing my card and appreciated getting a rare glimpse of my craft metal!! Hahaha.... Thank you so much for stopping by. Enjoy the hop!!

🖤
Janis



Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. SSS Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday
2. SSS Monday Challenge - Use something metallic (My die-cut hearts are metallic.)
3.
MFT Birthday project, birthday and favorite drink 
4. Kat Scrappiness May Challenge - Mom or Coffee
5. Through the Craft Room Door - AG
6. Three Amigos - Food and/or Drink

Happy Birthday, Pretty Lady with Blossoms and Butterflies



Hi, Friends......

I am here with a springy butterfly card to share. I fell in love with this particular piece of DCWV patterned paper years ago.....prob the reason I purchased this stack!! Pretty pieces like this are so handy for making quick cards. Here I layered the background, added an embossed sentiment, ribbon, and butterflies for a simple but lovely card.



I made another very similar card with white and silver ribbon. Which card do you like better??? I prefer the first one with more pink. :)


Supplies used include:
Unity Stamp Co. - "Happy birthday, pretty lady" from Sabrina {fashionista}
Versamark ink
Ranger - Embossing Powder silver
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Metallic butterfly sequins from stash
Ribbon from stash

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your nice comments. I hope you are having a lovely week.

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. SSS Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday
2. Lost Coast Challenge #75 - Begins with B (Birthday greeting, Butterfly, Blue, Blossoms on patterned paper)
3. All Sorts Week 518 - Pretty in Pink
4. Butterfly Challenge #122 - F is for French Rose + Flowers
5. SSS Monday Challenge - Use something metallic (My heat embossing and butterfly sequins are metallic.)
6. Word Art Wednesday #384-#385 - AG
7. Crafty Hazelnut's May Patterned Paper Challenge