Wednesday, June 12, 2019

I Like Your Style!



Hi, Friends.........

I am here with two masculine cards using the Graphic 45 "A Proper Gentleman" collection. I love these vintage-style car images. One of these will go to my hubby for Father's Day. I am safe posting them, though, because he doesn't look at my blog. Ha.

I was inspired by the fabulous June card sketch from Stick it Down.


I am entering this in the Graphic 45 June Selfie challenge as these cards reflect some of the eclectic vintage antiques we own and enjoy.....including an old farm truck out next to the driveway. :)

Here are the two cards I made:











And the other one....

Supplies used include:
Graphic 45 "A Proper Gentleman" collection
CARDZ-TV Potpourri stamp set
Versafine ink in Onyx Black
Distress Ink in Black Soot
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Scrapbook-Adhesives - Photo Corners in gold
Core'dinations - kraft cardstock

Hope you liked seeing my masculine cards. Thank you for stopping by!!

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering these cards in the following challenges:
1. Graphic 45 - June Selfie Challenge #G45Selfie (reflects my love for vintage items)
2. Stick it Down - June Card Sketch Challenge
3. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - June
4. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Masculine
5. DL.Art June linky
6. Word-Art Wednesday Week #390-391 - AG
7. Kat Scrapiness June Card Challenge - Food &/or Father's Day
8. Creative Inspirations June Challenge - Glitz and Glamour (I added gold to my cards for a glamourous gleam to go with the elegant vintage cars.)
9. Tales from the Craft Room Challenge #5 - For the Boys
10. Power Poppy Creative Confetti Challenge - For Dads

Monday, June 10, 2019

Graphic 45 Baby Cards




Hi, Friends......

I am here with a set of baby cards I made with the Graphic 45 "Time to Celebrate" collection. You might recall that I take some of my cards to our little church and people can "buy" them by donating to the Hope Center (our local pro-life pregnancy center) where I volunteer. All the proceeds go to the Center....I do not keep any for supplies.

This is a cause that is near and dear to my heart and so I am delighted to be entering this set in the Graphic 45 June Selfie Challenge (#G45Selfie). This theme does not require a selfie photo, but should reflect something about yourself.  It's perfect because I had a request for a Baby Girl card this week......so this project not only reflects an important issue to me, but helps me raise funds for the Hope Center...with baby cards. 💓💓💓

Here's one of the cards by itself.......
Do you like how I used two bows on the edge? It reminds me of a sweet Baby Book cover.



Here's the set of three with a mix and match of the different patterns in the Graphic 45 collection.






Supplies used include:
Graphic 45 "Time to Celebrate" collection
Distress Ink in Walnut stain to ink edges
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Darice/Core'dinations cardstock

Thank you for taking time to visit my blog. Your comments brighten my day!!!

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this set in the following challenges:
1. Graphic 45 June Selfie Challenge #G45Selfie (reflects something about myself)
2. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - June
3. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #91
4. Crafter's Castle June Challenge - AG
5. DL.Art June linky
6. Word-Art Wednesday Week #390-391 - AG

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Summer Bird Stamped Tissue Gift Wrap



Hi, Friends......

Are you up for an easy and fun project that can include the kids? Recently I was watching my 8-yr old granddaughter for the day and we had a power outage for around 3 hours. It turned out to be a wonderful blessing in disguise because we got to do a bunch of low-tech kinds of activities together. (....which I think kids should be doing instead spending hours on their electronics, anyway!!)

 
I had a new bird field guide that I wanted to wrap up and give to our pastor's wife, so my granddaughter and I (with the aid of flashlights) stamped bird images on some brightly-colored used tissue gift wrap that I had previously flattened and stored folded.  So fun and cute!!

(We prob should have stamped more images on the tissue since they look a bit sparse on this small gift, but it looked like we had a lot on there on the big unfolded sheet! Oh, well...part of the blank space got covered with a sticky note, anyway.)


Supplies used include:
Stamplorations -Trendy Birds stamp set
Altenew Crisp Dye Ink in Desert Night and Dusk
Used Tissue Gift Wrap

Hope you liked this fun idea for gift wrap....and great way to reuse that pretty tissue that I bet you save just like I do!! lol.... Thank you for stopping by today.

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this project in the following challenges:
1. Three Amigos Challenge #27 - Things with Wings
2. The House that Stamps Built DCC J519 - Things with Wings
3. Crafter's Castle June Challenge - AG
4. TCP June Challenge #358 - Summer
5. Through the Craft Room Door - AG (Week of June 4th)
6. Word-Art Wednesday Week #390-391 - AG
7. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #91
8. Stamplorations AG challenge
9. Simon Says Stamp Work-It Wednesday - Summer
10. DL.Art June linky

Friday, June 7, 2019

Kindness Blooms - OLC

Hi, Friends......

I am here with a last-minute entry into the current Winnie & Walter - May Color Combo Challenge. I haven't done much crafting since my fall and this is going to be a short post since my injured hand, although much better, tends to swell when I overwork it.

Here's the lovely inspiration that Heather chose for us.......so pretty!!!



Here's my card.....





Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Kindness with Evelin T Designs stamp set
Versafine ink in Onxy Black
Distress Inks in Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Seedless Preserves, and Dusty Concord
Core'dinations - heavy duty white cardstock

Hope you like my card. Thank you for stopping by today!

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter - May Color Combo Challenge
2. Craft Stamper June TIMI - must stamp
3. Crafter's Castle June Challenge - AG
4. TCP June Challenge #358 - Summer
5. Through the Craft Room Door - AG (Week of June 4th)
6. Word-Art Wednesday Week #390-391 - AG
7. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #91
8. Cards Und More Challenge #36 - Thank You
9. Time Out Challenge #137 - Nature with opt twist: OLC



Thursday, May 30, 2019

65th Wedding Anniversary


Hi, Friends......

I am struggling to get this card blogged because of my injured hand.....sprained my fingers when I fell and bent three fingers completely backwards trying to catch myself. YOWCH!! Talk about a hand that is painfully swollen and black and blue!!! Ugh. I don't recommend it.

A very special couple at church is celebrating their 65th Wedding Anniversary this weekend. WOW.... SIXTY-FIVE YEARS together...what a blessed milestone!!! So.....despite a messed up hand, I just had to make a card for them. It had to be simple because of my injury, but I love how it turned out.


Sorry I can't dig up links to the supplies, but I used some American Crafts glittered numbers and puffy hearts, DCWV paper, and Sizzix dies for the gold frame.

Hope you enjoyed seeing it and I hope they like it!! Thanks for your thoughts and prayers for my hand.

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Frame It
2. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - AG
3. Through the Craft Room Door - AG (week of May 28)
4. Crafty Hazelnut's May Patterned Paper Challenge
5. Unstampabelles May Challenge - To Have and To Hold
6. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #388-389
7. CARDZ-TV AG Challenge #90
8. Double D Challenges - Frames
 


Christmas Toys for Kids - Rudolph Days



Hi, Friends.......

UGH....I am typing this with an injured hand.....

(2 badly sprained fingers plus a 3rd one that is also likely sprained....still not sure there isn't something broken inside the hand.....and it happened on a weekend so, of course, I didn't go to the doctor...sigh) 
.....so please forgive errors and lackluster conversation in this post. Crafting was a trick, but typing with these fingers is even worse!!!!! OUCH.

Background is repurposed used gift wrap tissue decoupaged onto kraft cardstock. The red frames for the images are cut from a repurposed used red envelope.

 




Used MFT Sketch #439








Supplies used include:
Various small Christmas stamps of toys, etc from stash (some Hero Arts)
Versamark ink
Red embossing powder
My Favorite Things Die-namics - Stitched Square STAX die set
My Favorite Things Die-namics - Stitched Oval STAX die set
Spellbinders small frame dies
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Serendipity - Merry Christmas sentiment
Mod Podge Matte finish

That's about all the typing I can handle for this post. I have one other post still to do. Ugh.... Thank you for stopping by. Say a prayer for my hand if you think of it, please! Thanks!!

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. May Rudolph Days at Scrappy Mo's
2. Christmas Kickstart Challenge #11 - Christmas Kids (I used kids' toys on my card).
3. ABC Christmas Challenge - K is for Kids
4. MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #439
5. Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge #353
6. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #439
7. Crimbo Crackers Challenge #185- AG Christmas
8. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Frame It

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

For You with Affection - Graphic 45

I totally LOVE the "packing peanut" bubble bath!!!  (In a box, of course...) 

Hi, Friends......

Here's another Graphic 45 Mother's Day (or other special May occasion) card. I added more "stuff" this time. Since I used a square format, instead of an A2 rectangle, I had more room to play. :)



Supplies used include:
Graphic 45 "A Place in Time" collection May cutapart sheet and chipboard elements
K&Co. Patterned Paper
Distress Ink in Walnut Stain to ink edges
Verve - Sprightly Sprigs die set (retired)
Scraps of DCWV shimmer cardstock
Core'dinations/Darice kraft cardstock
Buttons from stash
DMC Embroidery Floss
Lace ribbon from stash

Hope you like this card. I think it turned out really sweet and romantic!! Thank you for stopping by and leaving your sweet comments!!

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.
Butterfly Challenge #122 - Butterfly + F is for Flax + Flowers  
2. Crafty Hazelnut's May Patterned Paper Challenge 
3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - For a Special Lady
4. Kat Scrappiness May Card Challenge - Coffee and/or Mom
5. Papercraft Challenge #37 - Ribbons