Friday, October 14, 2016

Spring Planting - Happy Birthday


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Hi, Friends......

I hoped to get this "scraps" card up last night, but here it is today already!!  That happens!!  :)  

As I mentioned in my last post, I had several Graphic 45 pieces left after making my card so I made another with scraps and more things from my bits and pieces jar I keep on my craft table.  So pleased to use some of those miscellaneous beads, flowers, and twine from that jar!!!  Yay!!  Hey....and this is a no stamping card!  With fabulous images...who misses it???

Are you wondering why MAY????  That was the month on the magazine cover image on the other card.  I didn't end up using this calendar piece on that card, but it goes with this image of the mother and child planting in the garden.....even though that was from an August G45 calendar collection page!  WhatEVVVVer!!!  I will save this card for someone with a May birthday!  :)

I got way out of my comfort zone and triiiiiiied to make this look vintage and distressed with rolled corners, and distressed edges, etc.  (Even having the calendar piece off-center and disappearing over the side feels a little bit "edgy" to me!!  Heh...)  I don't really know what I am doing in this distressing department and so I am afraid it just kind of looks like my little granddaughter was playing with it!  Ha.  

Maybe I should have added more layers and ripped up the edges more.  (Or merely let my granddaughter play with it, after all!!)  Anyway....I don't just love how the distressing part of this card turned out, but I ADORE the images and patterns.  It's hard (for even me!) to go completely astray when using Graphic 45 things!!!  :)  Definitely gives me some techniques to keep working on.  Yep.

Okay...that wraps up this scraps card.  I am busy preparing for the Cat Lovers Hop (Oct. 24-29) right here at Her Peaceful Garden.  Check out my GIVEAWAY going on right now and start getting your
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Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.  Unstampabelles October Challenge - Outside Your Comfort Zone w/ Twist of Different Edge (no stamping)
2.  Pixie's Snippets Playground Week #250 - Use Snippets


  1. Well done for going outside your comfort zone. A great card for a May birthday. Thanks for sharing with us at Unstampabelles.

  2. Another beautiful card with Graphic 45! I can't believe you used scraps from the previous card because the look and feel is completely different. Hooray for you in making a stamp-less card and dipping into your Graphic 45 hoard!

  3. You've certainly succeeded in your quest for a vintage feel card. Congrats on using up some snippets too.

    Hugs, SArn xxx

  4. Wow fabulous - lovely vintage look ( without the help of your grandchildren lol) :-)

  5. Great snippets card Janis - I do love Graphic 45!


    Di xx

  6. Love that beautiful card Janis! You did a great job on the vintage look :)

  7. Great vintage! The card looks fabulous - and not as if any child had played with it at all! Yes, it is possible to make great cards and stuff without stamping - see, you did it! Thanks for entering your work at Unstampabelles.


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