Friday, April 13, 2018

Merry Christmas with Deer



Hi, Friends.....

It's been a bit of rough week here. I lost my 94-year old Dad. This was not unexpected. So glad that we were able to go see him a few weeks ago. He was a believer in Christ and a man of God. He lived a long life, died peacefully in his sleep, and is now in heaven. I am comforted in this sure knowledge....but I still have some weepy times. We will be having a memorial service in a few weeks.

I didn't get much crafting done this week, but did make this Christmas card that I will enter in the current Winnie & Walter Rerun challenge. I don't have the adorable Rerun set for this month, so I drew inspiration from one of the featured cards: Shay's lovely card HERE in green and blue with the wonderful starry and dotty background.

I used some free W&W printables that have been sitting in my stash for some time....hooray for stash busting!!! I adore that peaceful deer digital image and I think this is my last one of them. (Eeek!! I will prob have to print out some more now!!!) The bokeh background is also one of their freebies. :)


Products used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set (scalloped panel)
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
My Favorite Things Die-namics - Stitched Oval STAX die set
Daily Grind Collection Vol. 1 - Holiday Mint (FREEBIE!!)
Winnie & Walter - Comfort + Joy stamp set
Versafine ink in Onyx Black

Hope you liked my simple Christmas card. I love the peaceful, serene look. Thank you for stopping by today.

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter Rerun #29: The Big, the Bold and Baby
2. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #380 - Anything Goes Christmas
more coming soon.... :)

Friday, April 6, 2018

Autism Awareness Blog Hop - Special, Unique, Beautiful

This must be why I have so many cats!!!  lol....


Hi, Friends.....

I am here with a card for a very important cause:  the 2018 Autism Awareness Blog Hop. As you already know, there are many crafters in our blogging community with family members affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder. My family is one of them. Our beautiful and very smart 31-year-old daughter has Asperger Syndrome, which is often called high-functioning autism. We are coming to realize that my brilliant husband and highly intelligent 28-year old son (still living at home) also share many of those same Aspy traits....and very likely are somewhere on the spectrum, too. I am "neurotypical", as they call those who are wired more like everyone else.

So what's it been like for me as a "neurotypical" being married to an Aspy and raising Aspy kids??? Crazy!!!  lol.... Sometimes life just blows up!! I deal with their "Aspy-ness" on a daily basis....but a good sense of humor and knowing that there is an explanation for why they are "the way they are" helps me so much in coping!!! I love them all so dearly and just chuckle to myself as I scratch my head over their quirks (that is....when I am not in the middle of pulling my hair OUT!!) and chalk it up to "Life in an Aspy House!!!" If I ever write a book about it, I will totally call it that. :)

I am thrilled to be able to participate in this Autism Awareness event. I made a card that celebrates my daughter, in particular, with her unique talents and gifts. I love this stamp by Penny Black!! I stamped it on a watercolor paper background I had made with my leftover marker refill water. :) The sentiment is from Unity and the butterfly charm is from an assortment that my dear daughter gave me some time back. <3



Products used include:
Penny Black - Wistful cling stamp
Versafine Ink - Deep Lagoon
Clear embossing powder
Distress Ink - Salty Ocean
Unity stamp from an assorted grab bag
Butterfly Charm


Thank you to all the sponsors of this event and to Veronica for her example and hard work in organizing all of this. Thank you to each of you that is hopping along and to all my regulars who put up with my sometimes sporadic blogging!!! Hugs from me and my Life in an Aspy House!!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. 2018 Autism Awareness Blog Hop
2. Butterfly Challenge #97 - Butterfly + T for Teal, Tomato, Thistle &/or Triangles, Twine, Two Identical Objects (I am playing again just for the Butterfly + Teal....that's about all I can manage right now!!)
3. Word Art Wednesday #328-329 - Anything Goes
4. Crop Stop April Link Party #38 - Anything Goes using products from company CS sells (I used Distress Ink and Tsukineko Versafine Ink)
5. DL.ART April Linky Party
6. Joy Clair April Challenge - Anything Goes/Spring
7. Cardz-TV Anything Goes Challenge #42
8. The House that Stamps Built DCC44 - All Creatures Great and Small
9. Creative with Stamps Challenge #25 - CAS + a Sentiment








 



10. City Crafter Challenge Week #406 - CASE this card






Thursday, April 5, 2018

New Mercies I See




Hi, Friends.....

I am so glad that a few of the March challenges have some spillover days into April. Life was so insane in March that I really didn't get any creating done at all.
 

I suddenly remembered about the Verve March Inspiration Challenge and....hooray!...it hadn't closed yet...but today is the last day. The theme is Green and here is the inspiration photo Julee gave us.

 
Here's what I made:


That wispy dark shadow you see across the lower part of the card is tulle ribbon wrapped numerous times around the panel and tied into a bow. It looks hideous in this photo, but is soft and dreamy IRL. You will have to take my word for it..... LOL!!

Products used include:
Verve - New Mercies stamp set
Core'dinations Vellum
Versamark Ink
Stampendous - Clear Embossing Powder Clear Bark: Item #EP505
Prima flowers
Verve - Sprightly Sprigs die set
Scrap of K&Co. paper for background
Scraps from my stash for leaves
Spring green brads from stash
Tulle ribbon from thrift store

This card reminds me of spring because of its deep colors that look like a rain-drenched woodsy area. We get lots of rain here this time of year.....relatively speaking, that is. Idaho is very dry, so "lots of rain" means maybe 2 or 3 inches in a month!!! lol... The deep greens and browns in this card remind me of the verdant growth and moist soil that come with the spring rains.

Hope you liked my card. Thank you so much for stopping by!!!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Verve Inspirations March 2018 Challenge - Green
2. Butterfly Challenge #97 - Butterfly + T for Teal, Tomato, Thistle &/or Triangles, Twine, Two Identical Objects (I am playing for the Butterfly + Teal....for the foiling on the background and butterfly)
3. Word Art Wednesday #328-329 - Anything Goes
4. DL.ART Thankful Thursday #225 - Flowers or Thank You
5. Crop Stop April Link Party #38 - Anything Goes using products from company CS sells (I used Tsukineko Versamark Ink, Core'dinations Vellum, and Prima flowers)
6. Joy Clair April Challenge - Anything Goes/Spring
7. Card Mania Challenge #103 - Spring
8. Craftyhazelnut's April Patterned Paper Challenge - Use patterned paper
9. The House that Stamps Built DCC44 - All Creatures Great and Small
10. Love to Scrap #108- April Showers Bring May Flowers

Your Kindness Brightens My Day

Not my cat, but I LOVE this photo. Looks like an old kitty enjoying the warmth of the sunshine on his old bones.

Hi, Friends......

I am here with another Rainbow Color card for the Winnie & Walter March Color Challenge. There's only one more day left, so if you want to join in you need to hurry! Here's the gorgeous inspiration photo Heather chose for us. So pretty!!!

I used another one of my "rainbow-swipe" backgrounds.  :)  I made a bunch of these to play with for the rainbow challenges, but wasn't satisfied with any of the ones I did on the glossy photo paper.   This particular one had a big white streak right across the rainbow.....which I managed to disguise (mostly) with a lovely big, bold sentiment.  :)  This time, I kept everything else black and white to show off the brilliant colors, and it turned out to be my favorite of this series of cards!



Products used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set (scalloped panels)
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set (straight edge panel)
Distress Inks in Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Fossilized Amber, Mowed Grass, Salty Ocean, and Wilted Violet
Winnie & Walter - Kindness with Evelin T Designs stamp set
Versafine ink in Onyx Black
Studio Katia - Clear Round Drops Mix
Glossy photo paper
Core'dinations black cardstock
Thank you for taking the time to stop by today. I appreciate your visits and comments so much!!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter March Color Challenge - Rain
bow Colors
2. Word Art Wednesday #328-329 - Anything Goes
3. Cardz-TV Anything Goes Challenge #41
4. DL.ART Thankful Thursday #225 - Flowers or Thank You
5. Die Cut Divas April Challenge - Anything Goes (must use die cut or embossing folder)
6. Crop Stop April Link Party #38 - Anything Goes using products from company CS sells (I used Distress Inks and Tsukineko Versafine Inks
7. DL.ART April Linky Party
8. Joy Clair April Challenge - Anything Goes/Spring
9. Card Mania Challenge #103 - Spring

10. Simon Says Stamp March Work-It Wednesday - Ink Techniques

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Rainbow Happy Birthday


Hi, Friends....
I am back with another Rainbow Color card for the Winnie & Walter March Color Challenge. There's only another couple of days left, so if you want to join in you need to hurry! Here's the gorgeous inspiration photo Heather chose for us. So pretty!!!



I had this great idea (I thought)......I will put some side by side lines of distress ink on an acrylic block (using the edge of the mini ink pads) in spectrum order and try swiping an arc of rainbow colors across some cardstock. I got my acrylic block all inked and thought I better try this on a scrap first. I grabbed the back of an old commercial greeting card.....it was semi-glossy and had a large enough blank space to give this a trial run.

Oh, my goodness.....I loved the effect of the ink beading up on the surface and giving a transparent effect to the
rainbow arch intermingled with the brilliant colors!!! I was so emboldened that I tried the same thing on glossy photo paper and mixed media paper.  Predictably.......NONE of them looked nearly as nice as that one on the scrap of an old card!!! (Doesn't that just figure???? Ha.) So what choice did I have????? I die cut my original practice piece and made this card!! :)


Products used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set (scalloped panels)
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set (straight edge panel)
Distress Inks in Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Fossilized Amber, Mowed Grass, Salty Ocean, and Wilted Violet
Winnie & Walter - Scenery: Bigger Bang Confetti stamp set - sadly discontinued (Happy sentiment)
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Happy stamp set (birthday sentiment)
Winnie & Walter - In Bloom: Hollie's Festive Florals stamp set (flower and stem)
Versafine ink in Blue Lagoon
Clear embossing powder from stash
Shimmery twine from dollar store


Hope you liked my card. It makes me think of spring....even though we are still having snow mixed with rain here in Idaho. I know warm weather will be right around the corner....and I can't wait!!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter March Color Challenge -
Rainbow Colors
2. Word Art Wednesday #328-329 - Anything Goes
3. Cardz-TV Anything Goes Challenge #41
4. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday
5. Double D Challenges - Twine
6. Crop Stop April Link Party #38 - Anything Goes using products from company CS sells (I used Distress Inks and Tsukineko Versafine and Versamark Inks)
7. Tuesday Throwdown #386 -
Rainbow Colors
8. Joy Clair April Challenge - Anything Goes/Spring
9. Card Mania Challenge #103 - Spring
10. Die Cut Divas April Challenge - Anything Goes (must use die cut or embossing folder)

11. Off the Rails Scrapbooking - April Mood Board 
 

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday





Hi, Friends......

I am here with another Rainbow Color card for the Winnie & Walter March Color Challenge. Here's the gorgeous inspiration photo Heather chose for us. So pretty!!!



I decided to do some coloring with my Spectrum Noirs on this card.  The result is a birthday card suitable for any age....and could be for a guy or a gal. 


Products used include:
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Happy stamp set
Versafine ink in Onyx Black
Spectrum Noir markers
Versafine ink
WOW! Embossing Powder - Opaque Bright White Regular
Red sequins from my stash

Hope you liked this happy, happy card. :) Thank you for your sweet comments!!!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter March Color Challenge -
Rainbow Colors

2. Word Art Wednesday #328-329 - Anything Goes
3. Cardz-TV Anything Goes Challenge #41
4. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
5. HeARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes + A Stamp
6. DL.ART April Linky Party
7. 
Tuesday Throwdown #386 - Rainbow Colors

8. Simon Says Stamp March Work-It Wednesday - Ink Techniques (I did simple coloring, but made a rainbow spectrum across the stamped words.) 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Spring Flower and Critter Congrats





Hi, Friends.......

The theme for the Winnie & Walter March Color Challenge is
Rainbow Colors. Here's the gorgeous inspiration photo Heather chose for us. So pretty!!!



Here's my card. I've had this fun (and BUSY!) background paper for ages, from an old MAMBI stack. I've been wanting to put speech bubbles with some of the critters and this was great chance to do so. I added glossy accents to the critters and I used a tall format, because I have tons of these long scraps. This size fits in a business size envelope.


Products used include:
Winnie & Walter - Sketchy Thoughts stamp set
Winnie & Walter - Sketchy Thoughts die set
Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Mowed Grass, Fossilized Amber, Carved Pumpkin, and Wilted Violet
Versafine Ink in Onyx Black
Ranger - Glossy Accents
Big scrap of MAMBI patterned paper
Scraps of white cardstock

Hope you liked this colorful and BUSY springy card....lol.. It was a lot of fun to make.

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter March Color Challenge - Rainbow colors
2. Word Art Wednesday #328-329 - Anything Goes
3. Cardz-TV Anything Goes Challenge #40
4. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
5. DL.ART Thankful Thursday #225 - Flowers
6. DL.ART April Linky Party

7. HeARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes + A Stamp
8. Tuesday Throwdown #386 - Rainbow colors
9. The Artistic Stamper April Challenge - The Birds and the Bees 

Saturday, March 31, 2018

BABY - W&W Rerun



Hi, Friends......

Hooray....My still not-quite-right computer is letting me upload pics off my camera direct from my SD card, instead of via USB to the entire camera! Silly me...I didn't even realize I had an SD card reader on my computer. Thank you, James, for helping your old Mom out there!! I will edit last evening's post with a better photo soon!!

March has been so upside-down crazy for me that I haven't participated in any of the challenges that I usually frequent. Since I can post photos again, though, I wanted to squeeze a card in at the last minute for the W&W Rerun #28 - Welcome to the Family Challenge.

I don't own the rerun set for this month, so I drew inspiration from a card from one of the guest stars: Jennifer Trinko. I adore the pink gingham checks on her card, so I made a pink checked quilt background with strips of patterned paper woven together and dry embossed. LOVE!!!




Products used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set (scalloped layer)
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set (tag)
Baby and Little Feet stamps from my stash
Scraps of DCWV patterned paper
Scrap of white cardstock for tag
Darice - Interlocking Circles
Distress Ink - Tattered Rose
Versafine Ink - Smokey Gray
Scrap of crinkle ribbon

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

<3
Janis



Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. W&W Rerun #28 - Welcome to the Family Challenge

2. The House that Stamps Built #M2818 - Anything Goes
3. Cardz-TV Anything Goes Challenge #40
4. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

5. Word Art Wednesday #328-329 - Anything Goes


Friday, March 30, 2018

March Rudolph Days Christmas Card


Hi, Friends......

Did you miss me? Or did you realize that I hadn't posted anything for nearly a month!! lol.... That's okay. I get busy, too! :) Life happens, as they say, and between being sick, trying to get all the prizes mailed for my ATC BD celebration, my 94-yr old Dad taking a bad turn in health necessitating I take an out-of-state trip, my computer dying, and trying to get ready for Easter.....I haven't been very creative.

I did want to get a Christmas card in for Rudolph Days, though, so here it is. (I had to take it with my flip phone which has a lousy camera, so the photo is very poor. Sorry. :( Hopefully, our tech-y friend can get my computer back to normal. But for now, it no longer recognizes my camera, even though the software is still on there. Grrrr.)

I am back with a different photo of this card.  My son helped me figure out how to get my pics directly off the SD card.  :)


(I don't have the energy to tell you anything abt this card, so you will just have to look and wonder what in the world I did. Ha. Maybe I will come back tomorrow and add in the product list at least. :) )
I tried doing all these edits last evening, but my flaky computer lost everything.  :(  So I am trying again this morning!!  Grrr..... "First-world problems", as they say!  


Anywaaaaaay........here's a short description of how I made my background.  I dry embossed a thick piece of cardstock and brayered Versamark ink all over it.  Then I heat embossed it with gold, silver and clear powder. 


Products used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Darice - Ornaments Hung embossing folder
Core'dinations - heavy duty white cardstock
Versamark ink
Silver, gold, and clear embossing powders from my stash
Unity - Far Better Things Ahead
M&C Boutique - Large Circle Frame die set
Silver gel pen
Silver twine and snowflake sequins from stash

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you like my card. I actually made four of this same design. They each have their own delicious variations in the embossed background. Love that!!!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. March Rudolph Days at Scrappy Mo's

2. The House that Stamps Built #M2818 - Anything Goes
3. Cardz-TV Anything Goes Challenge #40
4. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
5. Word Art Wednesday #328-329 - Anything Goes
6. Crimbo Crackers #155 - Anything Goes Christmas

Monday, March 5, 2018

Hello, Chickadee!



Hi, Friends......

Do you ever look at a theme of a challenge and just get really excited because you have the perfect images for it????? Well, that's what I did for the Mod Squad Challenge this last week....closing in just a few hours!! The theme was "Bunnies and Chickadees".

Chickadees? Are you kidding me? I LOVE these cheery little acrobats that are all over my bird feeders during the late winter snows we have been having. I immediately pulled several chickadee items out to play with. I have been fighting a nasty cold so they lay on my craft desk for days while I moped around in my pj's, sipping hot tea and taking cough medicine and vitamins.

When I revisited the Mod Squad challenge blog yesterday..... I was chagrined to realize I had made a serious mistake. I browsed the gallery of beautiful and creative entries that had already been submitted.....there were lots of bunnies, but no chickadees. Only CHICKS!!!! Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat???? I guess when you hit 60 you no longer realize that when a challenge says bunnies and chickadees....they really mean bunnies and chicks. (sigh)

But you know what.............I went ahead and made a CHICKADEE card. And if they don't like it, they can just delete it. That's my story and I am sticking to it. Ha.

THIS is a chickadee!!!  :)


Several years ago, Karen Ladd sent me some beautiful decoupage papers that included this wonderful chickadee image. (Thanks, Karen!!) I had been hoarding these papers because I love birds so much. That does NOT make any sense at all, but I know my fellow cardmakers will understand the twisted logic!! :) 

I fussy cut the chickadee (EEEK!....even around those spindly little legs!!!) and added it to a DCWV cut-apart journaling card which had a flowering branch on it. The branch from the decoupage sheet fit almost exactly over the branch of the journaling card and the colors of the bird and flowers couldn't match better. I think the little bird looks right at home there, don't you? 


Supplies used include:
Technique Tuesday - Two Steppin' stamp set
Versafine Ink in Onyx Black
DCWV scraps and an ancient border from my stash
Core'dinations Cardstock card base

Hope you like my sweet and springy chickadee card!

Before I go I would like to show you a couple of wonderful cards that I received for my BD.



From Darnell  <3





This gorgeous one is from Darnell. I love the beautiful shimmery sunrise and white embossing against the kraft!!!






This amazing card is from a dear lady at my church. Her daughter and granddaughters are both cardmakers (but not bloggers) and I am
From Donna <3
guessing one of them made it. I missed church because of my cold so I haven't had a chance to ask her about it. You here in blogland might not realize that I play the piano and even compose a song or two now and then. So this lovely piano card is absolutely perfect for me.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!!! I appreciate your comments so much. If you participated in my ATC Birthday Party, be sure to check out THIS POST to see if you are one of the lucky winners!!!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering my chickadee card in the following challenges:
1. Mod Squad Challenge - Bunnies and Chickadees
2. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
3. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #36
4. House that Stamps Built - F2818 Anything Goes
5. DL.ART March Linky
6. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper March Linky

WINNERS for my ATC Birthday Party!!!!



Hi, Friends.....

Thank you everyone for participating in my ATC Birthday Party!! I had such a fun time and absolutely LOVED seeing the fabulous ATCs you made for my weekly themes. I know this was stretch for a few who were new to ATCs.  You did fantastic!!!!  


Some of you have been kind enough to snail mail your ATCs to me as a birthday gift and I am sooooooo thrilled to add them to my collection!!! Not all of them have arrived yet, but as they do I will post them on my blog. THANK YOU so much!!!  If anyone needs my address, please email me!  :)

So.........Are you excited to see who the lucky winners are???? As you recall, I had 4 weekly themes plus the blog badge giveaway for 5 winners in total, which were each selected by random.org.



WINNER from the BLOG BADGE Giveaway:
Shartl

WINNER from Week #1: "All Those Cats!"
Fiki

WINNER from Week #2: "And the Chickens"
Liz Cavill

WINNER from Week #3: " Adorable Teapot Collection"
KT Fit Kitty

WINNER from Week #4: "And Then.....Chocolate"
Nikki C

Congratulations to each of you!!!! Please email me your mailing address at jwoolbright at gmail dot com.


Many thanks to each of you for all the well wishes on my 60th Birthday and for your enthusiastic participation in my ATC Birthday Party.  I had soooooooooo much fun!! You made my celebration a real party. THANK YOU!!!  Hugs to you all!!

<3
Janis



Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Baby Card with Elements from a Friend - Winnie & Walter



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http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/


Don't forget about my ATC Birthday Party 
with weekly ATC challenges!

Be sure to enter my Blog Badge giveaway HERE!!!
WEEK 1 Theme - "All Those Cats!!"  You can still enter HERE
WEEK 2 Theme - "And The Chickens." You can still enter HERE
WEEK 3 Theme - "Adorable Teapot Collection"  You can still enter HERE
WEEK 4 (FINAL) Theme - "And Then.....Chocolate!"  Enter HERE

The giveaways and challenges end 11:55 pm Pacific, March 3, 2018
So HURRY before the gates close!!!
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Hi, Friends....

I am here with one last entry into the Winnie & Walter 4th Birthday Bash challenges....which all close today!! What a great month celebrating my own ATC birthday along with making cards and projects to celebrate W&W's BD!!! Thank you, Shay, for making February a real celebration month!!!

This is another "scraps and strays" card using some lovely stamped images that were sent to me quite some time ago in a little happy mail package from Karen Franciola (Thank you!!). I think the images are Mama Elephant, but I am not sure. The DCWV patterned paper panels were scraps from my stash. I fussy cut the heart and the sweet little giraffe and colored them in pastel shades with my Spectrum Noirs.



Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set (scalloped panel)
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set (sentiment banner)
My Favorite Things Die-namics - Stitched Oval STAX die set
Darice - Checkered embossing folder (discontinued, apparently)
Tonic Studios - Nuvo Crystal Drops
Spectrum Noir Markers - PP3, CT1, TB1


Thank you so much for stopping by! Thank you, Shay, for all the fun of the Winnie & Walter 4th Birthday Bash challenges.

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering my card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter 4th Birthday Bash - Four Challenge with Shay (I used 4 different colors: blue, pink, yellow, and white.)
2. Winnie & Walter 4th BD Bash - Die Challenge with Lydia
3. Winnie & Walter 4th BD Bash - Use Your Scraps Challenge with Kelly
4. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #324-325 - Anything Goes Family Friendly
5. DL.ART February Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
6. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #36
7. Cut it Up Challenge #142 - Anything Goes (must incl die cut)
8. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
9. Power Poppy February Challenge - Love to Sparkle

Joyeux Noel with Molten Background - Rudolph Days





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http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/


Don't forget about my ATC Birthday Party 
with weekly ATC challenges!

Be sure to enter my Blog Badge giveaway HERE!!!
WEEK 1 Theme - "All Those Cats!!"  You can still enter HERE
WEEK 2 Theme - "And The Chickens." You can still enter HERE
WEEK 3 Theme - "Adorable Teapot Collection"  You can still enter HERE
WEEK 4 (FINAL) Theme - "And Then.....Chocolate!"  Enter HERE

The giveaways and challenges end 11:55 pm Pacific, March 3, 2018
So HURRY before the gates close!!!
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Hi, Friends......

I am here with a quick post to share a Christmas card for Rudolph Days at Scrappy Mo's


It's another "Scraps and Strays" card.....where I used one of my sparkly molten backgrounds that has been sitting around in my stash for several years and a stray piece from a Winnie & Walter freebie. Even the sentiment panel was an extra that I didn't need from a previous project. This card reminds me of black licorice.....YUM!!!


Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter Daily Grind Collection Vol. 1 - Holiday Mint
My Favorite Things Die-namics - Stitched Oval STAX die set
My Mind's Eye - All is Bright stamp set (sadly discontinued)
Versamark Ink
Ranger - Embossing Powder in silver, regular grade
Pretty Pink Posh - Sparkling Clear Mix sequins
Core'dinations Cardstock
Twine from my stash
For Background:
Darice - Snowflakes and Flourishes embossing folder
Distress Ink in Black Soot - for inking the inside of the embossing folder before putting through Big Shot.

Versamark Ink brayered over entire background
Various embossing powders (solids, metallics, and glittered) for the background

Hope you enjoyed seeing my card!! Thank you for stopping by.

<3
Janis



Thank you for the honor of entering my card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter 4th Birthday Bash - Four Challenge with Shay (I used 4 different colors: blue, silver, black, and white.)
2. Winnie & Walter 4th BD Bash - Die Challenge with Lydia
3. Winnie & Walter 4th BD Bash - Use Your Scraps Challenge with Kelly
4. Rudolph Days at Scrappy Mo's February Challenge - Anything Goes Christmas
5. Crimbo Crackers Challenge #152 - AG Christmas
6. ABC Christmas Challenge - C is for Clean, D is for Distress (I used a D is for Distress ink technique on my molten background)
7. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #374 - Anything Goes Christmas w/ opt. use gold
8. Power Poppy February Challenge - Love to Sparkle
9. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Make Your Own Background
10. Crop Stop February Challenge - AG using brand CS sells (I used Distress Ink, MFT die, Versamark ink, Ranger embossing powder, Darice Embossing Folder)

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Happy Birthday to Me!!!




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http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/


Don't forget about my ATC Birthday Party 
with weekly ATC challenges!

Be sure to enter my Blog Badge giveaway HERE!!!
WEEK 1 Theme - "All Those Cats!!"  You can still enter HERE
WEEK 2 Theme - "And The Chickens." You can still enter HERE
WEEK 3 Theme - "Adorable Teapot Collection"  You can still enter HERE
WEEK 4 (FINAL) Theme - "And Then.....Chocolate!"  Enter HERE

The giveaways and challenges end 11:55 pm Pacific, March 3, 2018
So HURRY before the gates close!!!
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Hi, Friends......

I meant to post this earlier today but have been too "busy" relaxing, opening gifts from crafty friends (more about that at bottom of this post!) and thoroughly enjoying my birthday!! :) I've had a wonderful easy-going day today....very enjoyable!!


I also finished up a gleaming gold and pink "scraps and strays" BD card for the occasion, using a background I made last year with distress inks on glossy photo paper. (It's another of my failed bubble-wrap backgrounds.... sooooooooo much fun to make and turned out pretty!)



Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set (has scallops)
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Happy Cutaway die
DCWV Mercury Glass Stack scraps
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Happy stamp set
Distress Ink in Walnut Stain and Picked Raspberry
Neat & Tangled Sequins
Core'dinations white cardstock scraps


Want to see the Happy Mail that arrived yesterday????????

From Karen Ladd  <3

 
Lovely card and also stamps, dies, a funny commercial card, a clever little box containing tea bags and 3 ATCs from Karen Ladd. Wow...I love everything!!! Thank you, Karen!!

From Fiki  <3



 
Beautiful card and assortment of surprises from Fiki in Croatia. Look at that adorable felt kitty mug holder she made.  Awwwwww.... so sweet!! She included stamps, a tag, stickers, and 6 ATCs!!! Thank you, Fiki!! I love it all!!!!


From Di Wray <3


Take a look at this wonderful card from Di Wray in England. Can you read the fabulous sentiment? "To stamp or not to stamp?......That is the not even a question." Bwahahahaha....so perfect!! Beautiful card, Di. Thank you so much!!!





I am behind on visiting all the ATC entries but I will be around to each of your blogs/Pinterest/Flickr galleries soon. Thank you all for making this such a fun and happy birthday for me!!! Hope you liked my bright pink and gold birthday card!!!!

<3
Janis



Thank you for the honor of entering my card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter 4th Birthday Bash - Four Challenge with Shay (I used 4 different W&W sets.)
2. Winnie & Walter 4th BD Bash - Die Challenge with Lydia
3. Winnie & Walter 4th BD Bash - Use Your Scraps Challenge with Kelly
4. Winnie & Walter January Color Challenge
5. DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #223 - Anything Goes
6. Winnie & Walter Rerun Challenge #27 - The Party (I drew inspiration from Crystal's gorgeous pink and white card with metallic accents HERE.)
7. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #322-#323 - Anything Goes
8. Power Poppy February Challenge - Love to Sparkle
9. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Make Your Own Background
10. Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes w/ opt Fave Distress Ink Technique

Monday, February 26, 2018

Graphic 45 - Horse Card



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Don't forget about my ATC Birthday Party 
with weekly ATC challenges!

Be sure to enter my Blog Badge giveaway HERE!!!
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The giveaways and challenges end 11:55 pm Pacific, March 3, 2018
So HURRY before the gates close!!!
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Hi, Friends......

I'm still catching up with blogging the projects from my recent card-making frenzy. Here's one I made for a young gal in our church who likes horses. I got my Graphic 45 - Off to the Races collection out and used it for the first time. I love being able to make quick cards using one of their cut-aparts as a focal panel. By matting and layering the printed sheets, I get a wonderfully coordinated card in a short amount of time! I even made an envelope in a coordinating color to go with it. :)




Supplies used include:
Graphic 45 - Off to the Races collection
Core'dinations kraft cardstock
Sheet of turquoise paper from my stash for the envelope.

Hope you are inspired to get out your Graphic 45......(I know you hoard it just like I do!!!)  I'd love to see your fabulous and quick cards, too! Thank you for stopping by!

<3
Janis



Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Viva la Verve Sketch Challenge - February Sketch
2. DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #223 - Anything Goes
3. Mod Squad Challenge - Animal Fun
4. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper February Challenge
5. The Cat's Pajamas TCP Tuesday Challenge #343 - Include Animal(s)