Monday, June 7, 2021

Glorious Spring Wishes

 


Hi, Friends.....

I am here with a spring card I better get posted while there is still some spring left!!  lol..... Our weather turned chilly again, so I will be glad for the sun and warmth to get here again!   I used a lovely NBUS stamp set that Holley Barnhart sent me for my basket of daffodils.  (THANKS, Holley!!)  Love how bright and springy these colors are!! 

Supplies used include:
Gina K. Designs - Springtime Baskets (retired)
Versafine Ink in Smokey Gray
Spectrum Noir markers
M&C Boutique - Large Circle Frame die set (retired)
DCWV scraps of Butterly Garden paper
Assorted solid cardstock

Thank you so much for stopping by to see my card.  I hope your day is full of sunshine and flowers and even a few butterflies!!   


Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.
Creative Fingers Challenge #209 - AG
2.
DL.ART JUNE 2021 Linky Challenge
3.
Word Art Weeks #493-494 - AG
4. Crafty Hazelnut June Patterned Paper Challenge
5.
Hero Arts Stay Crafty Challenge #23 - Fun in the Sun (I went with a sunny theme)
6. We Love Choc Baroque June Challenge - Hand Colored or Paper-Pieced Image
7.
Butterfly Challenge #157 - N is for Naples Yellow and New York Pink (Just entering for Butterfly + two options this time.)



8. STAMPlorations Spring Fling Linky Party



 

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Spring Butterfly - Joy of the Lord

 


Hi, Friends......

I'm back with a quick card I made with spring butterflies and an encouraging scripture verse.  As you might know, STAMPlorations is on the last day or two of their Spring Fling event.  I couldn't let it pass by without entering! 

As I have mentioned before, I used to make a ton of simple little note card sets that left me with untold numbers of patterned paper scraps exactly the right width for a slim-line card.  It's fun to pull out my embellishments and a simple stamped sentiment for a quick card using one of them as a background.  Here I used some dollar store butterflies and a foil lined flower chippie that Karen Ladd sent me a long time ago!  ❤

Other supplies used include:
Stampabilities - Nehemiah 8:10 G1009 (very ancient...has a 2000 date on it!)
Versafine ink in Majestic Blue
Clear embossing powder
Solid and patterned paper scraps from stash

Thank you for stopping by today to take a look at this quick and easy card.   Have a lovely week!!


Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.
Double Trouble Challenge #85 -AG + Opt YoYo Fun:  Thing 1 - AG, Thing 3 - Twisted Sister YoYo Trick: The Butterfly
2.  Butterfly Challenge #157 - N is for Navy Blue (Just entering for Butterfly + one option this time.)
3. CARDZ-TV AG Challenge #142
4. Word Art Weeks #493-494 - AG
5. Get Ready for STAMPlorations Spring Fling Party
6. STAMPlorations Spring Fling Linky Party


YoYo Fun with Double Trouble

 

This is exactly how my cats feel about our little grandson!!  lol...

Hi, Friends....

I am here sharing a fun card I made with some scraps that happened to fall together in one of my (many) scrap bags.  I really love how the negative die cut looks with the pine, periwinkle, turquoise and aqua colors.  I added some pale mint glittery stars from scraps to echo the dry embossing.  What do you think?  Is this unusual color combo too weird????  lol...  (You can be honest!  Well, maybe not toooooooooooo honest!!!  Ha.) 
 

Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Baby Cutaway die - retired
Winnie & Walter - Big Bang Confetti Cutaways die set - retired
Darice - Assorted Stars embossing folder
Assorted solid and glitter cardstock from stash

And now for a fun little item.....
Double Trouble has a Bonus YoYo Fun challenge just about ready to close....so I am hurrying to get this posted.  One little extra they did was challenge us to find an old yoyo that was stored away somewhere and share a pic of the family playing with it.  They have a great prize if they have at least 10 entries, but sadly hardly anyone rose to the challenge.  No matter, I still decided to enter. 

Here I present my little 7-1/2 month old grandson, Miles, playing with an old yoyo my kids had when they were growing up. 
We never get rid of ANYTHING (ugh..), so I knew we still had one around!!! I actually knew right where to look and found two of them!  Ha.



Hope you enjoyed my card and my yoyo picture!!  Thank you for stopping by today.  


Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.
Double Trouble Challenge #85 -AG + Opt YoYo Fun:  Thing 1 - AG, Thing 3 - Twisted Sister YoYo Trick: Rock the Baby  PLUS Bonus YoYo photo.
2.
CARDZ-TV AG Challenge #142
3.
Word Art Weeks #493-494 - AG
4. Creative Fingers Challenge #209 - AG
5.
DL.ART JUNE 2021 Linky Challenge
6.
Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge #404 - Use Snippets  

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

May CCC Reveal - Coffee, Right Meow!

Hi, Friends......

I am here to share the card I made for the May Card Chain Challenge exchange.  These were the options to choose from:

Colour Palette Option
(Exact matching is not required.)

Sketch Option
Orient as desired.

Theme Options: Tea or Coffee and optional Cake/ Mandala Patterns/ Friendship
Product / Technique Options: Embossing Folders/Heat Embossing

I chose the Coffee Theme option and the Embossing Folder and Heat Embossing Technique options.  I used a wild background I made a long time ago from watercolor marker water.  My card was going to Cat in Maryland, so naturally I had to make it cat-themed, too!  😸

Supplies used include:
Technique Junkies - Coffee Kitty stamp
Your Next Stamp - Coffee...Right Meow!! stamp set
Versafine ink in Onyx Black
Clear embossing powder
Embossing Folder -
QuicKutz - Retro Diamonds (retired)

Hope you enjoyed seeing this fun card.  We would love for you to join in the Card Chain Challenge, too!  June sign-ups are still open HERE.  Hope to see you there!


Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. DL.ART JUNE 2021 Linky challenge
2. SUYP Challenge #67
3. CARDZ-TV AG Challenge #141
4. Double Trouble Challenge #85 -AG + Opt YoYo Fun:  Thing 1 - AG, Thing 3 - Twisted Sister YoYo Trick:  Walk the Cat

Monday, May 31, 2021

May Rudolph Days - 1st Day of Christmas

 


Hi, Friends.....

Quick post for Scrappy Mo's May Rudolph Days.  Pulled out a bunch of G45 odds and ends and made a collage background with some inked dry embossing.  Added gold doilies, photo corners, and bow for some holiday elegance.  Hope you like it!


Thank you for stopping by.  Hope you are having a lovely day today.


Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Scrappy Mo's May Rudolph Days
Double Trouble Challenge #85 -AG:  Thing 1 - AG, Thing 3 - Twisted Sister YoYo Trick: Bird in the Cage
3.
Word Art Weeks #493-494 - AG
4.
Creative Fingers Challenge #209 - AG

Sunday, May 30, 2021

I Hope You Feel Beautiful Today - Craftartista's 4th Blogaversary

 


Hi, Friends......

I am here with a pretty card I made for dear Mia's 4th Blogaversary over at Craftartista.  She not only has a challenge, but some lovely blog candy for each of the participants!  So sweet and generous!! 

 

I used Mia's gorgeous Mandala #26 for my card.....one of the many beautiful Freebies on her blog.  I colored the mandala with Spectrum Noir markers and added white gel pen highlights, Wink of Stella sparkle (not really visible in this photo), and Nuvo drop accents.


Other supplies used include:
Unity - "I hope you feel beautiful today" from I Hope You Feel Beautiful
Versafine Ink in Smokey Gray
Darice - Stripes (5"x7") embossing folder - retired
Solid cardstock

Thank you for taking a look at my card.  Congratulations to Mia on her 4th Blogaversary!!  You are the sweetest!


Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Craftartista 4th Blogoversary - Use a Freebie Mandala
2. CARDZ-TV AG Challenge #141
3. Word Art Weeks #493-494 - AG
4. Double Trouble - It's You Day Thing 1 - Girly Card, Thing 3 - Embellishments (Nuvo drops, white gel accents)
5. Allsorts - Any Celebration (not birthday) - Celebrating a Blogaversary
6. Get Ready for STAMPlorations Spring Fling Party
7. STAMPlorations Spring Fling Linky Party

Friday, May 7, 2021

In Sympathy with Imperfect Gold Butterflies

 


Hi, Friends.....

Do you ever have old supplies that you've hoarded for a little too long and they no longer work right?  I hope I am not the only one that does that!!  Well that happened to me with a product that was included in a lovely manufacturer's prize.  They were Christmas motif adhesive transfers that you could smooth onto cardstock and then coat with glitter, etc to make shiny, shimmery holiday designs.  Sounded like such a fun idea that I hoarded them for several years (hangs head in shame) and over time the adhesive oozed into unrecognizable amorphous blobs in the packages.  :(  :(  :(

When I rediscovered them recently, I had an idea that they might not work properly so I already had a back-up plan!  Ha.  I pressed Nuvo gilding flakes over the blobs to see what would happen.  It was gorgeous!!  Then I die cut butterflies from the mess.  LOVE!!!  I adore the arty imperfect look. 

For some reason, though, the butterflies were still tacky.  Hmmm....what to do?  I dusted on some coordinating colors of Perfect Pearls that would hopefully deactivate the traces of adhesive.  It helped, but I was not satisfied.  Okay....enough of that.  I knew one fool-proof way to take care of this problem for good........clear embossing powder!!!  As we all know, embossing powder maddeningly clings to *anything* that is the least bit sticky or oily or wet.  I dragged my butterflies through my container and zapped it with my heat gun.  SUCCESS!  And as a bonus there is a bit of glossy sheen added besides.  Yay!!

Supplies used include:
X-Cut - Small Butterfly die
Tonic Studios - Nuvo Gilding Flakes
Clear embossing powder
Ranger - Perfect Pearls Pigment Powder
Darice - Damask embossing folder

EK Success - Image Tree:  Card Set stamp set (retired)
Versamark ink
Ranger - Gold Superfine Detail Embossing Powder
Tonic Studios - Nuvo Crystal Drops

My stock of sympathy cards was getting a bit low so I combined this with an appropriate sentiment to have on hand.  I hope it doesn't look too fancy for sending condolences.  With the arty look of the butterflies, I think it works.  What do you think?  

Hope you liked my card today.  Thank you so much for stopping by.  I very much appreciate the time you take to visit and leave such nice comments.  Have a lovely day.


Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.
Stamplorations - Things with Wings Linky Party












2. Stamplorations May Theme & Prompt - Stamps + Wings












3.
Word Art Wednesday Weeks #489-490 - AG
4.
DL.ART May Linky Challenge - AG
5.
Creative Fingers Challenge # 207 - AG
6. CARDZ-TV AG Challenge #140
7. Ike's World Challenge #144 - AG w/ opt Birds/Butterflies
8.
PIP Challenge #2118 - AG