Monday, November 28, 2016

Everything Beautiful

Hi, Friends.....

I was pawing around in the scraps on my craft desk that were ready to be sorted by colors into my scrap drawer but first decided to make a couple of cards with them....even though they look springy rather than autumny or wintery. I followed the Sketch #1 in this month's Viva la Verve Sketch challenge.
Here's my take using Verve - Scripture Medley 3 stamp set and scraps from my stash:

And here's a second card using the same supplies (Prima flowers, Versafine ink in Blue Lagoon, My Favorite Things Die-namics - Stitched Square STAX die set, and sequins and ribbon from my stash.)  

I really like the icy pastel/brights and early spring look of these two cards. A real contrast with the blazing autumn colors I had been working with. Hope you like them, too! Thank you for stopping by. I hope you are having a good week!!


Thank you for the honor of entering these cards in the following challenges:
1. Viva la Verve Sketch Challenge - November
2. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper November Challenge - Anything Goes using Patterned Paper
3. Crafty Friends Challenge #45 - Use Flowers
4. Aud Sentiments Challenge #169 - Anything Goes + Sentiment
5. Crop Stop Linky Party #22 - Anything Goes using a product brand that CS sells (I used a My Favorite Things die)

6. Love to Scrap Challenge #90 - Anything Goes
7. Amusing Challenge #43 - Anything Goes
8. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Trio-tastic (used 3 flowers)


  1. Both these are so pretty! Really love the colours. xxx

  2. Love your beautiful card! The soft colors are fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  3. Very pretty, feminine cards, Janis. x

  4. Great card - really bright and cheerful.

    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

    Helen x

  5. Beautiful cards; I love your scripture verses :-)

  6. Beautiful cards; I love your scripture verses :-)

  7. The perfect scraps and colors for the sketch, Janis! But I have to commend you on today's kitty photo! TOTALLY cracked me up. We brush our German Shepherd every day and it looks like that at various times of the year. But the PUT IT BACK comment is what cracked me up with that sour kitty expression! LOL Thanks for the chuckle! hugs, de

  8. I love that you went for pastels and springy colors. I've been craving them a bit myself. As much as I love autumn colors I tired of them early this year.

  9. Beautiful card!
    Lol...that kitty photo cracked me up. My dogs are the same way, the cats don't shed that much. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

  10. What a beautiful, colorful card, I love the papers! Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Friends!
    Tammy x

  11. Oooh, these are so pretty and fun. I love the bright springy colors and your layered stitched rectangle and squares. Seeing these made me break down and order a nested stitched square die set of my own, to use with sentiments.

  12. This is lovely - great to see some brighter colours too :)

    Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments,

    Hugz Tinz

  13. Such a soft and lovely card, Janis! Love the mix of papers and colorful embellishments. Thanks for playing along with Viva la Verve!

  14. Hello… Thanks for sharing your card with us at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog… your card is lovely and fits perfectly with our ‘Blossoms’ challenge theme… hope you can join us for our next challenge and good luck in the draw.
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  15. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "blossoms” challenge over at Crafty Friends.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)


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