Sunday, September 9, 2018

Guest Designer for Addicted To Stamps - Christmas Comes Soon


Hi, Friends.........

I am honored today to be a Guest Designer for the beautiful people over at the Addicted To Stamps Challenge blog. Their theme is "Christmas Comes Soon", so they are asking for a Christmas card with stamping as the focal point. I have a lot of Christmas stamps that don't get much ink, so it was fun to choose one to use for this challenge.

For this card, I picked out a pretty stamp that my son found for me at a thrift store. (Isn't he just the best son???!!!) I think it looks Christmas-y, even though it actually is a Noah's Ark theme with the dove carrying the olive branch over the waves. But it still certainly carries the message of Christmas: Peace on Earth. I heat embossed it in gold (which I adore!!) and colored it with some shimmery thrift store watercolors. :)

My background is a DCWV pre-embossed card base. I brayered Tombow multi mono glue over it and dusted it with gold Perfect Pearls. It was still a bit sticky after the dusting, so I sprinkled a bit of cornstarch over it to "de-stick" it.....worked great and didn't dull the gold of the powder! I also sponged some distress ink in Rusty Hinge around the edges for a vintage look.


Products used include:
Inkylicious - Seasons Greetings x4 stamp set
Dove Stamp from thrift store
Versamark ink
Ranger - Embossing Powder in super fine gold
DCWV - pre-embossed card base
Tombow Multi Mono Glue
Perfect Pearls Pigment Powder in gold
Distress ink in Rusty Hinge
Shimmering Watercolors from thrift store
Prima - Gold Doilies

Hope you liked my card. I want to thank the wonderful team at the Addicted To Stamps Challenge blog for inviting me to design with them today. Hope you are inspired to get working on your Christmas cards!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Crop Stop August Linky Party #43 - Anything Goes + opt. twist: Use a doily (I used Distress Ink, Ranger embossing powder, Tsukineko Versamark ink, and a Prima doily)
2. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Stamp on It
3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Stamp It
4. Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday August/September - Stamp a Celebration or BD card
5. Word Art Wednesday Week #350-351 - Anything Goes
6. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #63
7. Dare2BArtzy September Challenge - Use Your Favorite Color (LOVE anything with gleaming gold!!)
8. Artistic Stamper - Go Round and Round
9. Craft Stamper September TIMI Challenge - AG with a Stamp

10. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #402 - AG Christmas

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Graphic 45 Lady in Elegant Dress




Hi, Friends......

I am back with another pretty Graphic 45 card to also enter into the Winnie & Walter August Color Combo Challenge - Any Palette Goes. Here's the beautiful palette that I chose for my card.  The colors have an autumny feel (which I ran with), although the photo is springy.  It even has pink...my favorite color!


I'm not big on fussy cutting a lot of details, but this card was a lot of fun to make with all the pearls and lace. I even put some pearls around the hem of the gown. Pretty!!  The lovely lady is from the "9 Ladies Dancing"  sheet of my G45 - "12 Days of Christmas" collection.



Products used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Graphic 45 "Place in Time" collection
Graphic 45 "12 Days of Christmas" collection
Distress Ink in Walnut Stain
DCWV scraps
Want 2 Scrap - Adhesive Pearls
Ribbon and Lace from my stash
Core'dinations cardstock for card base

Hope you enjoyed my card. I really love how it turned out!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter August Color Challenge - Any Palette Goes
2. Crop Stop August Linky Party #43 - Anything Goes (I used Distress Ink and Core'dinations cardstock)
3. TCP Tuesday Challenge #350 - Fall
4. Crafty Hazelnut's September Patterned Paper Challenge
5. Word Art Wednesday Week #350-351 - Anything Goes
6. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #63

7. Dare2BArtzy September Challenge - Use Your Favorite Color (Pink!)

Graphic 45 Anniversary Cards

Married to her for all those lives and never realized that!  Ha.


Hi, Friends....

I've been on a Graphic 45 kick lately and have some anniversary cards to share with you today. I love mixing and matching the vintage patterns and solids for a pretty look. By staying all in one collection, everything matches and I don't have to go comparing colors in my millions of scrap bags...lol.

Occasionally I find a scrap that is exactly the right color so I put it inside the big 2-1/2 gallon zipper bags that I keep each G45 collection in....very handy for next time I am using that set. I prefer the press and seal type of zipper bags over the slider zipper kind, but either is fine....as long as I get it at the dollar store. They are big enough to hold 12x12 stacks plus extras.....like the scraps I generate while making cards! :)

I am entering in the Winnie & Walter August Color Combo Challenge - Any Palette Goes. Here is the beautiful palette I found to help me with my card.




While I had my collection out, I made three cards.  Which is your favorite?

#1 - I like the spring/summery colors of this one.



#2 - Same design as #1, but in more late summer/autumny colors, which I also love!!


#3 - Another in later summer/autumny colors with 2 panels.

Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Graphic 45 - Celebrations collection
Distress Ink in Walnut Stain
Core'dinations Cardstock for card bases 

Hope you like these cards and that it reminds you to stop hoarding that Graphic 45 paper!! lol.... I know it is too pretty to use....but it is also too pretty to NOT use!! A few years ago I finally decided I needed to buy a whole bunch of collections just so I could allow myself to use the few that I already had. It was a nasty task indulging in these lovely collections, but I had to do it! Hahahaha... Thank you for stopping by today!

<3
Janis



Thank you for the honor of entering these cards in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter August Color Challenge - Any Palette Goes
2.
Crop Stop August Linky Party #43 - Anything Goes (I used Distress Ink and Core'dinations cardstock)
3. TCP Tuesday Challenge #350 - Fall
4. Crafty Hazelnut's September Patterned Paper Challenge

5. Word Art Wednesday Week #350-351 - Anything Goes
6. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #63

Belated BD Card with Paper Piecing


Looks like this sweet sloth is all partied out!!  Awwww.....

Hi, Friends......

I am here to share a really fun belated birthday card. Maybe you are like I am....make tons of cards and can't get one sent in a timely manner! I slipped up on every August birthday on my list....arrrgh. Not sure where my energy went, but I think the heat really got to me.

One of the birthdays that I am going to celebrate with a late card and gift is for my very own daughter!! (How bad of a Mom am I!!! lol...) Actually, that one was by design...because I wanted to use this adorable LF sloth set from Di Wray (THANKS, Di!!!) which is perfect for a belated card. My daughter loves sloths!! She doesn't read my blog, so I am safe posting this right away. :)

I am entering this card in the Winnie & Walter August Color Combo Challenge - Any Palette Goes. Autumn tones of green are my daughter's favorite color, so I chose this muted palette for my card:



I got brave and tried paper piecing the sloth with scraps from my stash. I even had a grassland piece to use for the critter's hairy little body!
I rarely do piecing....because I am soooooo SLOW!  Ha!  But this was really fun.  
Products used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Lawn Fawn - Hang in There stamp set
Lawn Fawn - Hang in There die set
Versafine ink in Onyx Black
Sakura Gelly Roll Glaze Gel Pens - 10 Pack (black for eyes)
Distress Marker in Walnut Stain to ink edges of pieces
DCWV scraps from stash
Twine from stash

Hope you liked my card. I think my daughter is going to love it!! (If I ever manage to get it to her...lol!)

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter August Color Combo Challenge - Any Palette Goes
2. Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge #334 - Use Snippets
3. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #62
4. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Stamp on It
5. HeARTful Stamping (Sep 2 - Sep 9) - Anything Goes + a Stamp
6. TCP Tuesday Challenge #350 - Fall
7. Crafty Hazelnut's September Patterned Paper Challenge
8. DL.ART September Linky Challenge
9. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Stamp It
10. Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday August/September - Stamp a Celebration or BD card
11. Dare2BArtzy September Challenge - Use Your Favorite Color (I actually used my daughter's fave color since this card is for her!) 

12. Lost Coast Designs Challege #60 - Paper Piecing
13. Joy Clair September Challenge - Mood Board (I took inspiration from the leaves and woodgrain)

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

August Rudolph Days - Graphic 45



Hi, Friends.....

Here I am with my entry for Scrappy Mo's August Rudolph Days Challenge. I used a couple of different Graphic 45 collections and some wonderful gold glittery bells from my crafty pal, Karen Ladd. (THANKS, Karen!!)

I am also entering this in the Winnie & Walter August Color Combo Challenge - Any Palette Goes. For this card I chose this pretty inspiration piece:
 

 

Products used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Graphic 45 - "Place in Time" collection and "Twelve Days of Christmas" collection
Distress ink in Walnut Stain
Core'dinations cardstock in cream and kraft
Glittery bells
Gold-edged ribbon from my stash

You still have a few days to join in the Rudolph Days challenge, so I hope to see you there!!!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Scrappy Mo's August Rudolph Days - Anything Goes Christmas
2. Winnie & Walter August Color Combo Challenge - Any Palette Goes
3. Christmas Cards All Year Round August Challenge - Use Hot/Warm Colors
4. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper August Challenge - Use Patterned Paper
5. Mod Squad Challenge - Anything Goes
6. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
7. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #400 - AG Christmas
8. All Sorts Challenge Week #482 - Music
9. Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge #17 - Blast from the Past (play any of their 2018 challenges) (I chose Challenge #15 - Machine Die-cutting.)
10. Word Art Wednesday Week #350-351 - Anything Goes

Embossed Roses Kindness Card

Wouldn't it be fun to live in have one of these?!!!  :)


Hi, Friends.......

I am here with a card to share with you for a couple of Winnie & Walter challenges:

1. Winnie & Walter Rerun Challenge #33 - Picture Perfect - I don't own the featured rerun set so I took inspiration from the colorful splashy background of Shay's card HERE. My card uses one of my leftover Easter Egg dye watercolor backgrounds that is probably a little too wild for the sedate stamp set I used, but I think I managed to harness it. You can let me know in the comments.

2. Winnie & Walter August Color Combo Challenge Any Palette Goes - this time I used an inspiration photo in the colors of my background. I was inspired to add some baker's twine. Fun!




So do you think this background is just too too too much? I actually like it with the silver embossing and Wink of Stella (can't see it too well in the photo) over the roses.

Products used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - Kindness with Evelin T Designs stamp set
Winnie & Walter - Mini Scenery: Bed of Roses stamp
Versamark ink
Ranger - Embossing Powder Silver Ultra-Fine
Baker's Twine from a W&W package :)
Zig - Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen
Leftover Easter Egg dye watercolor background
Canson - Mixed Media Paper Spiral Bound Notebook
Core'dinations cardstock
Scrap of DCWV Mercury Glass cardstock in silver for butterfly

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you liked my card.

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter Rerun Challenge #33 - Picture Perfect
2. Winnie & Walter August Color Combo Challenge Any Palette Goes
3. Creative Knockouts Challenge #260 - Use Twine
4. Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge #17 - Blast from the Past (play any of their 2018 challenges) (I chose Challenge #14 May Flowers)
5. Mod Squad Challenge - Anything Goes
6. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
7. Joy Clair August Challenge - Anything Goes
8. Off the Rails August Challenge - Tribal inspired (I was inspired by the splashy colors of the paint and used a leftover Easter Egg dye background. Also inspired by the botanical panels with the structural outlines defined.)

Before I formed you.......



Hi, Friends......

I am here with an encouraging masculine birthday card to share. I had this card partially put together with this background for a long time and didn't know whether to add more things or not. It's a large format card and has lots of room for lots of stuff, but I finally decided for a guy card....keep it simple and let this interesting background using Walnut Ink Crystals take center stage. (These crystals are super-fun to play with...kind of like Brushos or ColorBursts, only chunkier.) So I tied some twine and added the focal panel and said....finished. :) Now that it is done, I am still not sure if I should go back and add something else or not! Ha.




Here's a close up of the focal panel......

"Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you.  Before you were born, I set you apart." Jeremiah 1:5


And here's a shot of the fun variations you get with these Walnut Ink Crystals. I stamped over the background also with a MFP Crackle stamp.



Products used include:
Clear Dollar Stamps - Set Apart stamp set (discontinued)
Tsukineko - Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa
DCWV Burlap Paper Stack
Distress Ink in Walnut Stain and Rusty Hinge
Sizzix - Fancy Labels die set
Mark's Finest Papers - Background Fun stamp set (discontinued)
Tsukineko - Walnut Ink Crystals
Canson - Mixed Media Paper Spiral Bound Notebook
Core'dinations cardstock
Twine from my stash

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

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Creative Knockouts Challenge #260 - Use Twine
2.
Penny Black and More August Challenge - Begins with a "B" (I chose Browns, Burlap, and Birthday)
3. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Fall/Autumn
4. Word Art Wednesday Week #350-351 - Anything Goes
5. The Cat's Pajamas Challenge #349 - Birthday
6. Craft Stamper TIMI August Challenge - Anything Goes with Stamping
7. Artistic Stamper August Challenge - Anything Goes with Stamping
8. Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge #17 - Blast from the Past (play any of their 2018 challenges) (I chose Challenge #15 - Machine Die-cutting.)