Sunday, August 24, 2014

Let Love Be Genuine.....





"Time spent with cats is never wasted."
                       ----------May Sarton

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Be sure to look near the bottom of this post for info on my two giveaways that are just around the corner......
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Hi, Friends......

I am back with a card that I have been wanting to post for awhile.  When I saw Paulina's Cutting Edge Blog Hop I thought it would be a different sort of one to enter, but I hope it still qualifies!!  This is my second entry into this hop, since I already made and entered a different card on Friday.

Did I mention that there are prizes galore for entrants and commenters???  You better run over there quick!!! 

Her rules state that you must use at least one die cut, which I did.  But what I used were a couple scraps from the Sizzix - Labels, Fancy die cut I had used on this Christmas card I posted a couple weeks ago:
I used the corner scraps from the red die cut in this card.

I had the little ornate foiled corners that were the negatives of this cut still lying on my craft table hiding under things and generally making nuisances of themselves.  Too pretty to throw away, but not of any immediate use, either......until I thought of making them into "photo corners"!!  :)
 

I inked the edges of two of the corners with gold and teamed them up with some glossy and glittery DCWV Botanical Stack paper which is so gorgeous that it didn't need much else for embellishment. 
 
Here's an angled shot to show it better:


I stamped and embossed the sentiment (discontinued from Clear Dollar Stamps) in red and mounted it up on kraft.  I layered that with some glimmery Coredinations gold cardstock....corners cut with decorative scissors, not a die cut.  A simple tiny rose (part of some lovely happy mail from Terri Scott ....THANKS, Terri!!) finished everything off.  

Do you like it?  I really love how it turned out.  And perhaps best of all.....all the papers were scraps from other cards (...or failed attempts! Ha.)  Yay!!!  Love it when I can do that!!!

Hey, Everyone......Woo-hoo!!!  I have five new followers!!!  A total of 49, now, and so you know what is right around the corner......

My 50 Follower Giveaway!!!!
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My 100th Post Giveaway!!!

Yes, TWO giveaways!! They are coming up soon, so this is an excellent time to become a follower AND to subscribe by email so you don't miss the big announcement for the giveaway posts.

Please help me welcome my new followers.  Here they are in no particular order:


Jenny Martin of My Paper Epiphany.  Oh, my....if you want to see some gorgeous watercolor techniques, just feast your eyes on her blog!  She hails from Melbourne, so if she has her seasons upside-down, you will understand why!  Thank you, Jenny, for becoming a follower!  I so appreciate your support.  This ginormous smile is for you!!!
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Sue D is my next new follower to be introduced. I couldn't find a blog for her, but I see her name listed all over the place as winner of giveaways.  Holy Cow!!....Sue D enters more giveaways than I do!!  Folks, we are talking major commenter here!!!  Sue, I would love to introduce you more thoroughly.  If you have a blog or photo-page you'd like me to mention, please email me using the sidebar form.  Thank you so much for becoming a follower.  Here is your very own ginormous smile!!!
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Carole Robb Bisson of The Diamond Dragonfly is up next. Carole is the "Encouragement Coordinator" for the Word Art Wednesday Challenge Blog. I am brand-new to entering the wonderful challenges there, but already I received absolutely the sweetest comment from Carole on my entry. Seriously, how many challenge blogs have anything even similar to an "Encouragement Coordinator"??? Carole is perfect for this position and that's only one of the many wonderful aspects of WAW. On Carole's blog you will find breath-takingly beautiful cards and tags (which seem to be her specialty!) all inspired by the Word of God. Please stop by and take a look!! Thank you, Carole, for becoming a follower. Your support is a real blessing and encouragement to me. Here's the ginormous smile I get having you as a follower!!

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Linda T of LiveLongLaughHardEmailOften is next in line. Linda's blog says it is a little bit of everything. She doesn't have a lot of current entries, but she has some *wonderful* inspirational quotes and poems. I really love the "Strength versus Courage" poem. Thanks, Linda, for becoming a follower of my blog and of Twitter. Here is a ginormous new-follower smile just for you!!!!
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Kren Kurts of A Fourth Life is the next one waiting in the wings. I see Kren's work a lot because I frequent the challenges on Mark's Finest Paper. Kren is on their DT (among others) and makes such lovely cards! She enters (and wins!!!) all sorts of challenges. Fun! Thank you, Kren, for all your sweet and supportive comments on my cards and thanks for becoming a follower! This ginormous smile is for you!!!

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Thank you, everyone, for all your nice comments.  I hope I can top 50 followers with this post.  Then all I will need to do is post a few more times to make 100 posts......then the GIVEAWAYS!!!!

Have a lovely day!!

<3
Janis 

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.  Pretty Pink Posh - Cutting Edge Blog Hop 
2.  Double Click AKA Abusybee Challenge - When Life Gives You Lemons  (Use any fruit)
3.  Brown Sugar Challenge #108 - Let's Get Krafty
4.  Word Art Wednesday Challenge #146 - Anything Goes
5.  Savvy Handmade Cards - Photo Inspiration (I went with the fruit and color themes, instead of strictly Strawberries)


 









35 comments:

  1. This is a fabulous card, Janis. I really love the shiny embossing you've done. It's really lovely, and I thank you for stopping by to share with us.
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Karen!! The gorgeous botanical paper came with that pretty gloss. I'm not sure if you thought I had done that myself or not. It's a lovely idea, though. I will have to try that, sometime, on some patterned paper!!! Thanks so much for your visit!

      <3
      Janis

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  2. A beautiful card. I love the gold on the edges of the corners which looks so nice with the sentiment stamped on craft with the gold background.

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    1. Thanks, Linda!! I really like metallic gold, so it is likely to show up in a lot of my cards. :) I thought it looked nice on my corners, too!

      <3
      Janis

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  3. Hello Janis!! I love your pear tree! I saw a pear tree growing in a friend of mines neibors yard yesterday. I will post the picture for you. I could believe it. I was in Queens, NY and never know we could have fruit trees in the city. The glitter and the embossing looks good. Your sentiment is fabulous!! Thank you for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge.

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    1. How interesting.....a pear tree in Queens! Fruit trees are amazingly tough. I am guessing you can grow more there than you suspect!
      Thank you for your sweet comment. I appreciate you stopping by!!

      <3
      Janis

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  4. Sorry for the spelling error: I could not believe it!

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    1. I am all the time mistyping and then seeing it after the fact!!! Eeek. :)

      <3
      Janis

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  5. Lovely card Janis! The scripture sentiment is wonderful and I really like the photo corners. Very pretty! Thank you for sharing your creation at Savvy Handmade Cards.

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    1. Thanks so much, Andrea!! I need to use my scripture stamps more often. I have quite a few! I appreciate your sweet comment!!

      <3
      Janis

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  6. Love the little sparkling layer

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    1. Thank you, Lucinde!! I love anything that dazzles or shimmers!!!

      <3
      Janis

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    1. Amy, thank you so much for your sweet comment and also THANKS for becoming a follower!!!! Yay.......You made 50 followers!!!! That means a giveway!!!! Be sure to be watching for my next post for your ginormous new-follower smile.....AND in a few posts will be the DOUBLE GIVEAWAY for my 100th Post!

      <3
      Janis

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  8. Another beautiful card...and yay for paper scraps! Like you, I can't bear to throw away pretty paper so always try to find a use for it. The photos corners are a wonderful idea and that DCWV paper is to die for!

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    1. Thanks, Karen!! Now that I have hit upon the photo corner idea, I will have even more little scraps playing hide and seek from beneath my current project supplies.......Terrific! lol...

      <3
      Janis

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  9. Beautiful card, love the great embossing and the pretty corners! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

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    1. Thanks so much, Carri!!! I appreciate you stopping in to take a peek at my card!!!

      <3
      Janis

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  10. Great cards! Love the dies you used! Great use of your scraps!

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    1. I signed up to follow too.... love your kitty pics!

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    2. Denise,
      Thanks so much for your nice comment and for becoming a new follower!!! That makes 51....Yay!!! Giveaway time is right around the corner. Be sure to watch for my next post where your ginormous new-follower smile will make its appearance!!!

      <3
      Janis

      PS.....Thanks for the feedback on the kitty pictures, too. That made me purr. :)

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  11. Wonderful card and I like how you used the scraps.

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    1. Thanks so much, Sue!! I always love it when I can use scraps....although I have so many scraps that using them up is an impossible dream. Ha!

      <3
      Janis

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  12. Wonderful card, thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week

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    1. Cass, I appreciate your nice comment and your visit!!

      <3
      Janis

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  13. Love all the details to your yummy card... I love my fruits! Thanks for joining DoubleClick Skittles Challenge!
    DT - Shirl~

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    1. Thank you, Shirl. I love fruit motifs, too, and the bright yummy colors!!!

      <3
      Janis

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  14. Beautiful card and a great scripture to go with it. Thanks for joining us at DoubleClick Connections and playing along in our fruit challenge.

    ~DT Barbara

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    1. Barbara, thank you so much for your sweet comment!!! I appreciate you stopping in!

      <3
      Janis

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  15. I absolutely love the way you dressed up the paper, and I adore the photo corners. Really classy. Thank you so much for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge.

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    1. Thanks, Faith!! I really love how the corners turned out, too!! I'm so glad you dropped by!

      <3
      Janis

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  16. Wonderful cards you have here. Love the simple lay-out. So glad you joined us at last week's Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Please join us again this week and inspire us and our followers with your creativity and earn the chance to win wonderful prizes. Leaving you with God's Word in Romans 15:13 which says, "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope." Hugs and blessings!

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Jo Ann. I am so glad I got introduced to Word Art Wednesday. It really encourages me to pull out my scripture stamps more often!!! Blessings to you!!!

      <3
      Janis

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  17. Thanks for sharing at DoubleClick Skittles this week for our fruit challenge.

    Stay Creative,
    Georgiana
    • Carson's Creations •
    DoubleClick Skittles DT

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    1. Thank you, Georgiana! I appreciate you stopping by!!

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      Janis

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THANK YOU so much for taking the time to leave a comment. Your kind words encourage me so very much!!!

Have a lovely day!
<3
Janis