Monday, August 5, 2019

Welcome Tweet One






Hi, Friends.......

Seems that it is baby season in our tiny little community here in Idaho. We have 3 (count 'em THREE) ladies expecting in our church. (This will nearly triple our attendance!!! Hahahaa..) So with all these babies coming in the space of a few short weeks of each other we are having a Baby "Sprinkle" at church for them.
(This is the first I have heard of a baby sprinkle.....is it called that because of water shortages? If you ask me, three babies is most definitely a baby SHOWER!!! But, whatever.... )

I checked my supply of baby cards and realized I better make another one or two. The current Winnie & Walter Color Challenge with mint, pink, and gray, had the perfect colors for little ones on the way....esp since we only know the gender of one of them!!! 

I used the current Papercraft Challenges sketch for a guide, also:






Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs stamp set
Winnie & Walter - LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs die set
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set (has scallops)
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Memento Ink in London Fog
Spectrum Noir Markers
DCWV scraps

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope your summer is going well. My garden is an absolute jungle. I nearly have to hack my way in with a machete to get to the yummy fresh veggies!! lol.... But I am NOT complaining!!! I have only been stung once so far this season.....so that's pretty good, considering how much foliage I am reaching between. Are you gardening this summer????

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter June/July Color Combo Challenge
2. Papercraft Challenges #42 - Sketch
3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - AG
4. The Artistic Stamper August Challenge - AG
5. Dare2BArtzy August Challenge - AG
6.
CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #95 
7. DL.ART August Linky Challenge - AG
8. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #398-399 - AG
9. Stamplorations Summer Theme and Sketch Challenge - Stamps + AG

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Bare Footin'



Hi, Friends.......

I have another sunny summery card for you today. I found these fabulous little flip-flop embellishments at my local thrift store and have been wanting to make this very card for a long time. Well.....summer is here and so I finally got it made! :)

I had to resist the temptation to line the flip-flops all up in a nice tidy row at the bottom of my card. But I decided that I wanted a casual, "can't wait to kick off my shoes" kind of look to go with the fun sentiment. So the haphazard arrangement is what happened. lol..


Supplies used include:
Cardz-TV - Summer Fun stamp set
Versafine ink in Crimson Red
My Favorite Things Die-namics - Sunny Skies die
Scraps of DCWV patterned paper, kraft cardstock, and solid cardstock
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Tiny flip-flops from thrift store

Thank you for stopping by today!!! Hope you like this fun card. It makes me want to go to the beach......the REAL beach...at the ocean!!! I don't consider the tiny spots of sand along the Clearwater River in Idaho as anything close to being "beaches".....but incredibly that is what they call them around here! (Janis shakes head in dismay! Nooooo, no, no!!)

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this set of cards in the following challenges:
1. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Bright and Cheerful colors
2. Crafty Hazelnut's July Patterned Paper Challenge
3. Moving Along with the Times Challenge #102 - Splish Splash (My card is at the beach, even though there is no water showing.)
4. Double Trouble Challenge #34 - I did all 3 Things: Thing 1 AG, Thing 3 Sunshine, Thing 2 Linked up to Three Amigos
5. Three Amigos Challenge #28 - Summer Mood Board


Have a SUN-sational Day!


Hi, Friends,

I have been using some of my large patterned papers lately, and here are a couple more cards I made with some. I like the tropical surf theme for summertime masculine birthday cards, but didn't want to dress them up too fancy. 


So I put some Glossy Accents on the surfboards and added a simple sentiment and photo corners. Quick and easy......and used up some old stash!! WIN! I couldn't decide whether I wanted to use a sunny yellow or jungle green.....so I made one of each. :) Which one do you like better? I think I like the yellow one.

Supplies used include:
DCWV patterned paper
Scrapbook-Adhesives - Photo Corners
Ranger - Glossy Accents
Cardz-TV - Summer Fun stamp set
Versafine ink in Onyx Black
Core'dinations/Darice cardstock

Hope this gives you ideas on dressing up patterned paper for quick and easy cards. I think these will make fun birthday cards for a young man. Thank you for stopping by today.

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this set of cards in the following challenges:
1. Dare2BArtzy July Challenge - Masculine BD
2. Crafty Hazelnut's July Patterned Paper Challenge
3. Moving Along with the Times Challenge #102 - Splish Splash
4. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #396-#397 - Anything Goes
5. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Bright and Cheerful colors
6. Mod Squad - All that Sparkles (My Glossy Accents are sparkly)
7. Double Trouble Challenge #34 - I did all 3 Things: Thing 1 AG, Thing 3 Sunshine, Thing 2 Linked up to Three Amigos
8. Three Amigos Challenge #28 - Summer Mood Board

Hold on to the Spirit of Christmas - July Rudolph Days

Hi, Friends.......

I am here with a couple of cards I made for the July Rudolph Days at Scrappy Mo's. I used some of the background I made with leftover Easter egg dye and salt. This is from the same sheet as I used HERE on my butterfly card. You can read my technique there.

I wasn't sure if I wanted to coordinate with the purple and blues or the pink from the background, so I made one of each. Which do you like better?

Here's the purple/blue one:


I had not used my K&K Small Bow Maker for a long time.  Since I wanted to make sure this bow looked perfect, I got it out.  I had to look up on YouTube to remember how to use it, but it worked great.
Here it is in pink:


Supplies used include:
Quietfire Designs - Hold on to the Spirit of Christmas
Versafine ink in Majestic Blue
Clear sparkle embossing powder
My Favorite Things Die-namics - Stitched Oval STAX die set
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Sheer ribbon from stash
K&K Small Bow Maker
Pretty Pink Posh - Sparkling Clear Mix sequins

Hope you liked my cards. Which is your favorite? I think I like the blue/purple one better. Thank you for stopping by today!!!

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. July Rudolph Days at Scrappy Mo's
2. TCP Tuesday Challenge #359 - Christmas in July
3. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #448 - AG Christmas
4. Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #98 - AG
5. Crimbo Crackers Challenge #189 - AG Christmas
6. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #396-#397 - Anything Goes
7. DL.ART July Linky
8. Lost Coast Challenge #80 - Christmas in July

9. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Bright and Cheerful colors
10. Mod Squad - All that Sparkles (I added sparkly sequins and sparkle embossing powder) \
11. Jingle Belles - Neutrals &/or Sparkles - ( I took inspiration from the sparkly snow-encrusted tree with my crystalline background and sparkling sequins.)

12. Stamplorations Summer Theme and Sketch Challenge - Stamps + AG

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Programmed to Party


Hi, Friends.....

I'm back with a happy birthday card especially suitable for a young boy. I used a fun robot party clown image and crisp lines to go with the bright red, white, and blue color scheme. I left the image uncolored to stay with the clean look. Buttons seemed to go just right with this little clown. I rarely use them, so I was glad to find just the right colors in my stash!!!

 

I used the July Sketch from Power Poppy today:







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Supplies used include:
Verve Stamps - Geared Up stamp set (retired)
Versafine ink in Majestic Blue
My Favorite Things Die-namics - Stitched Oval STAX die set
Clear embossing powder
DCWV patterned paper
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Core'dinations/Darice scraps from stash
Buttons from stash

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

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #396-#397 - Anything Goes
2. Crafty Hazelnut's July Patterned Paper Challenge
3. Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #98 - AG

4. Dare2BArtzy July Challenge - Masculine BD
5.
Double Trouble Challenge #33 - Kids and Babies Special Occasion
6. The House that Stamps Built DCC J319 - RWB
7. Let's Craft and Create Challenge #149 - AG opt RWB
8. Virginia Lu's July Show & Share
9. Stamplorations Summer Theme and Sketch Challenge - Stamps + AG

Quick and Easy Tropical Sunset with Scriptures

Hi, Friends.......

Sometimes I want a very simple encouragement card that is blank inside but has a scripture on the outside. I had these DCWV pieces that I thought would be great for summer. I went with brights for the sentiment panel and card base so the whole thing didn't fade into deepening twilight. I heat embossed my sentiment for a glossy finish that coordinates well with the glossy background scene.



Supplies used include:
Verve - Scripture Medley 2 stamp set (retired)
Versafine ink in Onyx Black
Clear embossing powder
DCWV patterned paper
Core'dinations/Darice cardstock

Thank you for stopping by today. Don't forget to use your patterned paper for cards that nearly make themselves when you are in a hurry!!

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card set in the following challenges:
1. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #396-#397 - Anything Goes
2. Crafty Hazelnut's July Patterned Paper Challenge
3. Crafter's Castle July Challenge #19 - AG
4. Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #98 - AG
5. Three Amigos Challenge #28 - Summer Mood Board

6. Stamplorations Summer Theme and Sketch Challenge - Stamps + AG

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Wishing You Glad Tidings.......



Hi, Friends.......

I am here with another card for Jo's Christmas Kickstart - Festive Things with Wings theme. What thing with wings is more festive at Christmas than an angel????

As you might recall, I try to use neglected supplies in my stash for Jo's challenges. I knew I wanted to use this gorgeous Hero Arts image that had been lonely in my stash, but wasn't sure exactly HOW I wanted to use it. Finally I stamped it out on black cardstock, heat embossed it with gold powder, and painted it with shimmering watercolors. I think they give a lovely translucent ephemeral look....just right for an angel. (I guess.....lol...)

The next part was a bit tricky because I actually fussy cut it!!! lol.... Fussy cutting drives me batty, but I soldiered on. :) For my background I decided to get out my long-neglected embossing paste and stenciled a starry sky. I have only used my embossing paste maybe twice before....but it was easy and fun. You might see it again soon!

I loved the textured and stenciled stars, but it seemed like it needed something else. Clouds, maybe???? Since my angel almost looks like she is on vellum, I decided to diecut some vellum clouds and see what I thought. I knew the stars would show through them, but I thought it might look arty. Turns out I really like the effect. What do you think???

Do you struggle with attaching vellum?  I folded the clouds over the edge of the cardstock when I could, but I still had a few places that needed to be tacked down.  I like my Scrapbook Adhesives - EZ Runner for Vellum but sometimes it still shows.  So I took the end of a stylus and got a bit of the glue from the EZ Runner and placed it on a star and pressed the cloud down to stick.  That worked really well and it blends with the natural variations of the stars so you never notice it.

Supplies used include:
Hero Arts - Heavenly Angel stamp
Versamark Ink
Gold embossing powder
Cardz-TV - Glad Tidings stamp set
Winnie & Walter - Scenery: Big Bang Classic Star Creative Screenings
Dreamweaver- Embossing Paste
Lil' Inker - Rainbows and Clouds
Vellum from my stash
Scrapbook Adhesives - EZ Runner for Vellum
DCWV Gold Glitter Cardstock
Core'dinations/Darice Black Cardstock

Hope you enjoyed my card. I really love how this turned out. I think it is my favorite of my Christmas in July cards this year. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind comments!!!

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Christmas Kickstart Challenge #15 - Festive Things with Wings
2. Papercraft Challenge #20 - AG with opt Up in the Air (My angel is up in the air!)
3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Make Your Own Background
4. TCP Tuesday Challenge #359 - Christmas in July
5. A Blog Named Hero - Christmas in July