Saturday, April 20, 2019

Happy Easter



Hi, Friends.....

Happy Easter to everyone!!! (A little early since I am posting this on Saturday, but I might not get a chance tomorrow.....also Orthodox Easter isn't for another week!)

My crafty pal, Karen Ladd, sent me this super-adorable Easter stamp set and I am totally in love with it. (THANKS, Karen!!) Along with a bunny and some chickies, it has the sweetest little girl carrying an Easter basket with a Bible in it....very rare to see in stamp sets!!  I am so thrilled to have this precious set in my collection.  


I used markers and colored pencils on this sweet scene.  I'm not the best colorist, so you will have to bear with my limited abilities as you enjoy my card.

See the sweet little Bible in the Easter basket?  LOVE!!
Supplies used include:
Prima - #545086 Celebrate Jack and Jill (Easter set)
Tsukineko - Memento Ink in London Fog
Spectrum Noir Markers
Prismacolor Pencils
Darice - Oblong Doily embossing folder
Mark's Finest Papers - Hoppy Easter stamp set (retired)
Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a most blessed and enjoyable Easter weekend!! He is Risen!!!


Janis



Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Papercraft Challenge #17 - AG with extra entry for Easter
2. DL.ART April Linky Challenge
3. Crafty Hazelnut's April Patterned Paper Challenge - AG with Patterned Paper
4. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #382-383 - Anything Goes
5. Three Amigos Challenge #25 - Springtime
6. TCP Tuesday Challenge #356 - Spring
7. Power Poppy Creative Confetti - Think Spring
8. Penny Black April Challenge - Spring
9. Craft Stamper April TIMI Challenge
10. Creative Inspirations April Challenge - Easter Wishes &/or Animals
11. Dare2BArtzy - Animals
12. MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #433 (I used a mirror-image flip of the sketch for my card.)













 
13. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Spring Mood Board

Friday, April 19, 2019

Easter Card -- Clean and Layered

Commemorating on this Good Friday the work of Jesus Christ on the cross to forgive sins and give eternal life to all who believe. 

















Hi, Friends......

I am here on Good Friday with a card to share that I made some time back and never got blogged! I used a wonderful cross embossing folder that I had inked with distress inks and then layered over a few die-cuts. It's very simple, but I love the subdued tones.



Love how this cross includes uplifting faith words that are embodied in Christ's sacrifice and resurrection.
Supplies used include:
Darice - Faith Words in Cross embossing folder
Distress Inks
Canson - Mixed Media Paper Spiral Bound Notebook
Inspired by Stamping - Fancy Labels 3 Dies
DCWV and K&Co. patterned paper and glitter cardstock scraps
Core'dinations/Darice solid cardstock

Thank you for stopping by today. Hope your Easter season is blessed!


Janis



Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Papercraft Challenge #17 - AG with extra entry for Easter
2. DL.ART April Linky Challenge
3. Crafty Hazelnut's April Patterned Paper Challenge - AG with Patterned Paper
4. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #382-383 - Anything Goes

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

He Cares About You



Hi, Friends......

Here's my last entry into this fortnight's Butterfly Challenge, where I went a little crazy with blue and white!! :) I totally loved playing with that D is for Denim Blue color from Mrs. A's Butterfly Wheel.

I used a leftover scrap of pre-embossed paper that I had watercolored a long time ago and teamed it up with a lovely sentiment from Dare2BArtzy. I think I will put this in my stash of sympathy cards, which is unfortunately looking a little bit thin lately.



Supplies used include:
Dare 2B Artzy - Prayers 4 You stamp set
Versafine ink in Majestic Blue
Butterfly sequin
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
DCWV cardstock scraps from stash
Core'dinations/Darice solid cardstock

Thanks for taking a peek at my card. I appreciate you taking the time to come visit my blog!!!


Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Butterfly Challenge - Butterfly Wheel with Letter D is for Denim Blue and Dark Orange
2. Dare2BArtzy - Animals (I hope butterflies which are in the animal kingdom count!!)
3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - No Designer Paper
4. Stick it Down April Card Sketch Challenge
5. Three Amigos Challenge #25 - Springtime

Monday, April 15, 2019

Happy Birthday - Blue & Orange Butterfly

This is a bit how I feel!!  It is not unusual for us to get some snow in April, but it still seemed wrong for the ground to be white this morning!!! 

Hi, Friends......

I got inspired by Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge with the D is for Denim Blue and Dark Orange and found this pretty tag in my stash that my crafty friend, Kitty, had sent me. (THANKS, Kitty!!!) It was perfect to use with these colors! I don't often use complementaries, but I like this bold combination as a fresh springy look with blue and white.


Supplies used include:
Butterly/floral tag from Kitty
Lawn Fawn - Hang in There stamp set
Versafine ink in Majestic Blue
Doodlebug - Mini Doilies
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Various DCWV patterned paper and solid cardstock
WRMK Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper
Core'dinations/Darice solid cardstock

Hope you liked this take on spring colors!!! Thank you so much for stopping by today.


Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Butterfly Challenge - Butterfly Wheel with Letter D is for Denim Blue and Dark Orange
2. All Sorts Weeks #515-516 Blossoms, Butterflies, Bugs
3. Crafty Hazelnut's April Patterned Paper Challenge - AG with Patterned Paper
4. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #87
5. Three Amigos Challenge #25 - Springtime
6. TCP Tuesday Challenge #356 - Spring
7. MFT Color Challenge #115






8. Creative with Stamps Challenge #37 - Birthday



 

Happy Birthday - Layered Blue & White Butterfly


Hi, Friends......

I am here with a fresh spring butterfly card to share with you. I followed one of the color selections for Mrs. A's Butterfly Wheel this fortnight: D is for Denim Blue. I absolutely adore the clean look of just blue and white together. Reminds me of the tangy smell of laundry fresh off the line on a brisk spring day.....mmmmmm.....nothing better!

I have a ton of really pretty patterned paper in my stash that often sits unused. This background piece really spoke to me, so I went with a super-simple design that can be easily replicated for numerous occasions with different patterns, colors, stamps, and dies. I love how it turned out!!


Supplies used include:
Serendipity - Floral Butterfly stamp and die set
Lawn Fawn - Hang in There stamp set
Versafine ink in Majestic Blue
Various DCWV patterned paper and solid cardstock
Core'dinations/Darice solid cardstock

Hope you like my pretty card today. Has spring arrived at your house? If not, hopefully soon!!! Thank you for stopping by.


Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Butterfly Challenge - Butterfly Wheel with Letter D is for Denim Blue
2. All Sorts Weeks #515-516 Blossoms, Butterflies, Bugs
3. Crafty Hazelnut's April Patterned Paper Challenge - AG with Patterned Paper
4. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #382-383 - Anything Goes
5. Tales from the Craft Room Challenge #3 - Easter/Spring
6. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Beautiful Blooms
7. Three Amigos Challenge #25 - Springtime
8. TCP Tuesday Challenge #356 - Spring
9. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #87
10. Creative with Stamps Challenge #37 - Birthday








 


Seriously the Best



Hi, Friends......

I am back with a sunny, springy card to share today. We have been having anything but warm sunny weather here lately. We've had tons of rain and this morning the ground is covered in snow. I definitely need something completely cheery and bright.

I followed the same sketch that has been inspiring me lately from the Stick it Down April Card Sketch Challenge......and did more stash-busting.



I used another of my embossed layered backgrounds and a border strip from a package I have had around for a long time. My sentiment panel was one from my stash. I layered up a bunch of flowers to add some sunshine to the design.



Supplies used include:
"You are seriously the best" from Never a Dull Moment SMAK Sept. 2012
Prima - Wildflower Mix
Want 2 Scrap - Adhesive Pearls
Want 2 Scrap - Adhesive Rhinestones
Various scraps from my stash for making background
Darice - Interlocking Circles embossing folder
Core'dinations/Darice solid cardstock

Hope this happy card brightens up your day if you are having gray skies!!! Thank you for stopping by.


Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Stick it Down April Card Sketch Challenge
2. DL.ART April Linky Challenge
3. All Sorts Weeks #515-516 Blossoms, Butterflies, Bugs
4. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Beautiful Blooms
5. Crafty Hazelnut's April Patterned Paper Challenge - AG with Patterned Paper
6. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #382-383 - Anything Goes
7. Three Amigos Challenge #25 - Springtime
8. TCP Tuesday Challenge #356 - Spring
9. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #87
10. Papercraft-Challenge #34 - Polka Dots

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Let it Snow - Christmas Kickstart



Hi, Friends.......

I have a jolly little card to share with you today for Jo's Christmas Kickstart Challenge with this fortnight's theme of "Frosty and Friends".  Don't you just love sweet snowmen?  


I used an adorable snowman die set I won some time ago from the Lovely Di over at Pixie's Snippets Playground (THANKS, Di!!) and, naturally, I used all scraps for this card (including the background, but excluding the card base). I even added some birdies and seed. Awwwwww......so cute!!!


Supplies used include:
Echo Park - Snowman #2 die set
Pigma Micron Black Pens set of 8 (I used the 01 to color in the smile in the embossed holes.)
Memory Box - Cheery Cardinals die set
Memory Box - Resting Birds die set
Unity Stamp Co. - "Let it Snow" stamp from One of a Kind Winter
Versafine ink in Onyx Black
Clear embossing powder
Pink & Main Scallop Waves die set
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Misc. scraps from my stash
Gold glitter for bird seed

Hope you liked my cute little snowman and his birdie friends! Thank you so much for stopping by today.


Janis



Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Christmas Kickstart Challenge #8 - Frosty and Friends
2. Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge #349 - Use Snippets
3. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #432 - AG Christmas
4. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #382-383 - Anything Goes
5. Double Trouble Challenge #25 - Wood + Woodland Creature I reached my limit on the Cupcake Challenge, so I just did Thing 1 (wooden sticks for snowman arms) and Thing 3 (woodland birdies).
6. Christmas Crafts All Year Long April Challenge - Family and Friends
7. Crimbo Crackers Challenge #182 - Anything Goes Christmas
8. DL.ART April Linky Challenge