Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Rise and Shine - Verve/Winnie & Walter

Hi, Friends......

I haven't made a blog post for a couple of weeks, but I have been very busy making cards. Are you ever like I am......you get into a cardmaking frenzy and don't want to stop to blog them for fear of losing your momentum???? Well, that's how I have been lately!! Craft, craft, craft, but no bloggy. :)

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)

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)

Now do you 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 the group and including smaller shots of the others...which I am posting separately on my Flickr account to enter into these challenges.
Okay......here we go with my first group of cards!! Wheeeeeee....!!!!!!!

I seriously had soooooooooooooo much fun with Julee's digis at Verve!! Once I printed off a bunch of them in different sizes, it was so easy and so fast to combine the elements for these happy coffee/tea themed cards! THANK YOU, Julee, for this fabulous digital set!!!

And don't you just LOVE the colors on Heather's Winnie & Walter Color Challenge? I love pink, but I have to admit that the goldenrod and gray are ones that I rarely use together...and never both together with pink. But guess what....I happened to have a lot of patterned papers (very ancient) that had the right shades of pink and goldenrod on them. It was fun to team them up with the pale gray and pastel blue in the palette to make my cards!!

I used my {totally fabulous} {can't praise them enough} {use them absolutely all the time} Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways and Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die sets to cut the pierced rectangle and scalloped panels on each of these. These essential sets are THE BEST.....plain and simple. I use them for cutting my panels on almost every card I make, but they also include other fun dies in the sets. See that sweet little foil gold heart on the tea tag? That's from the Audrey set. (Put these on your {gotta get} wish list NOW!!!) All coloring was done with my Spectrum Noirs.

Here are two more Rise and Shine cards I made that I will post on Flickr with more info.



Thank you for stopping by today and for your very sweet and encouraging comments. I will be posting a ton of cards over the next few days! :)  Hope you will join me over at each of these challenges!


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.


  1. This is gorgeous, Janis. Fabulous bright colors, and just a whole lot of fun.


  2. Lovely cards with that color combo.

  3. The first one is so striking, all are so fabulous!

  4. Oh my, check out all your fun card! LOVE your use of color!!!!

  5. OH, this card just makes me happy! Love the bright pink and yellow accents on the sentiment. I need to remember to do this when I use a digi sentiment too because it adds such a sweet pop of color

  6. Well, there you are, my friend! So happy to see your beautiful cards! The W&W color combo is so pretty, pretty!!
    You nailed it. :-)

  7. Oh my!!! Both these cards are really gorgeous!!! Great work!!!

  8. All are so beautiful and well constructed.

  9. All three are just fabulous! Love how you highlighted the sentiments.

  10. So gorgeous! LOVE the bold and happy feel to them! Thanks so much for joining the first Winnie and Walter Monthly Color Challenge!



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