Saturday, August 1, 2015

Summer and Blue Jeans

HEY, EVERYONE: Don't miss my 100-Follower Giveaway!!!

Hi, Friends......

I am back with a fun little summery card for The Paper Girls' Forever in Blue Jeans challenge.  As soon as I saw this challenge I knew I wanted to use my adorable Great Impressions - Pocket of Flowers stamp.  I originally intended to watercolor the image....but after I stamped it with Versafine Ink in Majestic Blue and heat embossed it with clear powder, I found myself loving it uncolored!

I added some scrap denim flowers die cut with my Sizzix Originals - Build a Lilac Die.  This is one of those big huge bulky original know the ones I am talking about, right?  I got this on clearance quite some time back and I LOVE it so much.  The small flowers are perfect for using up my little scraps, and it cuts through ANYTHING!!!  No going back and forth to get a clean cut with this monstrosity!!!  Nope.  It cut through the denim like it was warm butter.  

Some denim patterned paper from DCWV, rhinestones, and a bit of thrift store eyelet lace finished up this card.   I am delighted with the monochromatic look.  The blue and white remind me of a fresh summer breeze coming in the window.  Considering it is 95 degrees at my house right now, the thought of a cool breeze is quite refreshing!  

Hope you enjoyed my card.  Thank you all for the awesome response to my 100-Follower Giveaway.  I was overwhelmed by the number of international commenters who sent me congratulations.  I am humbled and grateful.  I really feel bad that this current giveaway is only for USA addresses because of the heavy paper pads.  So, I plan to have an "easy mailing" giveaway exclusively for my internationals in the near future.  Hooray!!!

Hope you are enjoying your weekend!!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. The Paper Girls Challenge #84 - Forever in Blue Jeans
2. Great Impressions Customer Gallery
3. DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #161 - Summertime
4. Little Scrap Pieces Show-It-Off Saturday Linky Party
5. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
6. Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week #188


  1. Congratulations Janis on your milestone. Your card is lovely and I love the blue/white, very striking. (I am Canadian so won't qualify but I totally understand.)

  2. I love those fur babies, so cute!
    Your card is perfect for girls and very pretty! I love the denim flowers with matching paper, beautifully created!

  3. Hi Janis
    thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog and thank you also for entering the playground with this stunning card.
    How clever to use denim snippets for the flowers and to co-ordinate this with a denim pocket stamp - genius!!
    Love the lace trim too to finish off your beautiful card.
    Eve xx

  4. Love the ble , the pocket is perfect , great card..............Lis

  5. Love this. I am a fan of anything denim and I have this same die (bought on clearance too). Thanks for the great idea of using it to cut denim flowers.

  6. This is just lovely! I really like it uncolored, too.

  7. Congratulations on reaching 100 followers ... so exciting for you. Popped over from the Snippets Playground to admire your card. I think you did right to leave the image uncoloured - it's perfect as it is. Elizabeth xx

  8. Brilliant card, love the pocket image and works great with the background.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  9. Janis, this is just adorable and couldn't be more perfect for that Blue Jeans challenge, wow! The eyelet lace and denim die cut flowers add great texture and a dash of sweetness. Looks like a sunny summer day in the country!

  10. Hi, Janis! I am SO sorry that I am this late on commenting, but this card is amazing! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the beautiful jean feel and the eyelet lace is beautiful! Thank you for using Great Impressions stamps! HUGS! :) Mynn xx


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