Monday, April 25, 2016

Smile - Life is Beautiful

Hi, Friends..... 

I'm here with another brief hiatus from my Big Blog Blitz Giveaway series to share a sweet very last-minute card I made for the Waffle Flower April Photo Inspiration Challenge. Look at these fabulous colors!!!

 Here's my take: 

Do you like how I cut the large sequin in half to make the tiny leaves?  I am feeling extremely clever thinking of that little trick!!  Ha.

I heat embossed in white over one of my marker refill water backgrounds, using my brand-new Waffle Flower Doily Circle stamp set. I can't tell you how much I totally LOVE LOVE LOVE this set!!! You are going to be seeing this one a lot. :)

I want to give a big shout-out to the Twofers Challenge Blog. I recently won their Organic Challenge with my lettuce-stamped roses card and the prize was a generous e-gift card to Alleystamp. I hadn't heard of Alleystamp before, but what a fun online store! This is where I picked out the new Doily Circle Waffle Flower stamp set. So.....a huge THANK YOU to the gals at Twofers Challenges and to Alleystamp!!!!

Other supplies used include:
One of my marker refill water, of course.....LOVE!!!
VersaMark Ink
White Embossing Powder
Blue Embossing Powder
Prima flower
Fancy Pants - Oh Deer sequins
Pre-made DCWV Card base

Okay, that's all for now....I want to get this posted and linked up in time to slip under the wire at Waffle Flower!  Be sure to visit my GIVEAWAY posts and answer the questions on each post by 11:59 pm April 30th Pacific Daylight Time to be entered!! Details are on THIS POST!!!  

Thank you for stopping by today!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Waffle Flower April Photo Inspiration Challenge
2. Mod Squad Challenge - Water, Water Everywhere! (I used a watercolor background I made from my marker refill water.)
3.. Crop Stop Linky Party #15 - Anything Goes Using Brand CS Carries (I used Versamark Ink)
4. Countryview April Challenge - Spring
5. Southern Ridge Trading Co April Challenge - Anything Spring
6. Wow Embossing April Challenge: Anything Goes, Use Heat Embossing
7. Double D Challenge - April Showers Bring May Flowers (the doily reminds me of an umbrella and the sequins remind me of raindrops.)
8. DL.Art April Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
9. Rubber Dance April Challenge Stamp into Spring (Use colors from this inspiration collage.)


  1. Lovely, happy card! Great idea to cut a sequin in half to make those tiny leaves! Thank you for entering your make to our spring challenge at Rubber Dance ♥

  2. Love the white embossing beautiful card Janis. Thank you for joining my DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY April linky challenge. Have a blessed day DIANA L.

  3. Very pretty...and yep very clever idea to use the half sequin for tiny leaves and they make such pretty leaves, too! Thank you for joining Double D for our 'April Showers/Spring Flowers' challenge!
    Diane DD DT

  4. Pink and blue - perfect color combo :) thank you for joining us at Waffle Flower Challenge!

  5. Beautiful card! That doily stamp looks amazing with the white embossing! Thanks for playing along with us at DL.ART April Linky Challenges!

  6. I love your new doiley stamp and your card is really beautiful and happy. Barbxx

  7. Oh, so pretty in pink! Yes, love how you used the sequin for leaves. Very clever! Another awesome card for our April Showers/May Flowers challenge at Double D! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Very pretty. LOVE the emboss resist with the white and then the pink background. And so clever to cut the sequin...I'm going to remember that tip. Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at the Mod Squad Challenge!
    Judy, Mod Squad Challenge Host

  9. How on earth did you manage to find the said green bits of sequins that would obiously shoot up into the air and land on the carpet as you cut it. (Ask me how I know the answer to that one!). You are definitely appealing to my pink side with the card. Hugs Mrs A.

  10. Super sweet and pretty, Janis!! Thanks for joining us at the Waffle Flower Challenge!

  11. Very pretty--I like your sequin leaves.

  12. Well now isn't that a clever idea with the half sequins ... and it's perfect!! Now why didn't I think of that? LOL! Beautiful creation Janis! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS’ Challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog

  13. What a lovely spring card,perfect for our spring challenge over at Country View.Thanks so much for joining in with the fun x
    Jane DT

  14. Yes, the sequin center and leaves are terrific!!! Precious card!

  15. Your card is so pretty. I love the doilies and the colors you used.

  16. This is beautiful, love that die although I don't have it yet:(
    Very clever of you to think to cut the sequin for leaves!!! I am very impressed. Don't you love it when you come up with such a clever idea?

  17. Wow did you out-do yourself or what?!!! I love the white embossing on that pink marker background and your little sequin leaves are so clever they should be illegal. Did that sentiment come with the set too? That vellum sentiment band and the scattered sequins all combine to make this pretty card extra-special. This one would be a hard one to give away for sure.

  18. Lovely card! Yes, Life is beautiful, as well as your card! Your card give me lots of smile! Thanks for joining us at Waffle Flower Crafts Challenge!

  19. Lovely fresh card ! Thank you so much for joining us over at Country View Challenges !
    Corrie x

  20. What a beautiful card with that doily stamp.

  21. Thanks for sharing your wonderful card. loVe it.
    Crafty hugs,

  22. Very pretty card Janis. Lovely to see you joining the Rubber Dance Challenge. Hugz

  23. This is such a pretty card, love the repeated doilies and vellum!

  24. Vellum and sequins really give a finishing touch, thanks for playing with the Rubber Dance challenge :)


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