Friday, March 31, 2017

Here Comes the Sun - Verve/Winnie & Walter

Hi, Friends.....

I have one last set of coffee-themed cards from my big cardmaking frenzy! As I mentioned, I got going so crazy with these cards that I didn't take time to blog them before I was making more. So I have been trying to catch up with myself these last few days.

I have been super-inspired lately by three different challenges. Check out the links for all the info on entering!!!

1. 2017 Spring Coffee Lovers Hop (ends Mar. 31) TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO LINK UP!!! So hurry!!!

2. Verve Stamps Rise and Shine Challenge (ends Apr. 17)
Julee has this wonderful Rise and Shine digital FREEBIE available for download only through April 17.

3. Winnie & Walter March Color Challenge with Heather H. (ends Apr. 7)

You can see why I got so inspired that I didn't want to stop making cards and get them blogged????!! :)

NOTE: I have grouped many of my cards together so my blog doesn't have an endless stream of cards around the same theme. I am devoting my blog posts to one of the cards in each group and including smaller shots of the others...which I am posting separately on my Flickr account to enter into these challenges.

I used another of Julee Tilman's awesome images from her Rise and Shine digital set to make a beachy look for this card. I can soooooooo use some of this sun. We finally have some here in my part of Idaho today....yes!! 

I again used my go-to Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways and Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die sets to cut the pierced rectangle and scalloped panels and also some sweet sequins that were included as a delightful little extra surprise in my W&W order. So sweet! All coloring was done with my Spectrum Noirs.

Here is another card using the same digi that I will post on Flickr with more info.

I have had soooooooooooooo much fun making bright and cheery coffee-themed cards with this wonderful digi set. Thank you for your lovely comments. I hope your day is sunny and full of happiness.....and coffee (or tea!).


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. 2017 Spring Coffee Lovers Hop
2. Verve Stamps Rise and Shine Challenge
3. Winnie & Walter March Color Challenge with Heather H.
4. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
5. Cardz TV Designer's Challenge #6 - Anything Goes

6. Simon Says Stamp National Crafting Month Challenge - Anything Goes

I couldn't resist this Grumpy Cat meme.  I think she reeeeeeeeaaaaalllly needs a cup of coffee......  :)

 Awwwww..... poor old Grumpy Cat!!

Cats and sunshine......the perfect combination.  Now for some coffee, too!

One last bit of advice for coffee drinkers.....

Thank you for visiting my blog!!!!


  1. Bright and beautiful! I love the bold colors that make me happy!

  2. Love the bright colors! So pretty and ready for spring.

  3. This is a fabulous creation using the sweet Verve images. Love this!

  4. I love the pretty pink & yellow!!I might just use that color palette on my cards. Beautiful!

  5. Such a lovely color combo on your lovely card.

  6. Hi Janis, what a fun post. I enjoy all the cat themed posters - and because they made me laugh out loud my husband had to come and see what was so funny :) Your card is lovely - the colour combination is bright and cheery and love that sentiment. The sun hit Scotland at the weekend - we had two fabulous days. The joke here is that those two days were our summer :) Elizabeth xx

  7. LOL...your posts always make me smile! Awesome projects!

  8. This is so fabulous with those big bright colors.

  9. Such bright and cheery cards Janis. YOU are like a ray of sunshine!
    Love the pic of the cats laying in the sun, totally true! LOL

  10. So bright and pretty, love the shades!

  11. Such a lovely card. Gorgeous colours. I love the day's cat memes - thank you for the laugh :-D xxxxxx

  12. Loving all the pink, yellow & orange in your pretty cards, Janis! Thanks for sharing, my friend. :-)

  13. Awesome bright colors!!! Love them!!!

  14. Gorgeous, beautiful sunshine cards
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  15. Oh, these are wonderful. Love that big glorious pink and yellow sun!

  16. Fun card! Thanks for sharing at Cardz TV Anything Goes challenge.
    ~DT Janis


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