Chaienne

Chaienne

Friday, November 30, 2018

Two more Kitty ATCs



Hi, Friends......

While there are still a few hours left in November, I will post these last two kitty ATCs I made as little surprise gifts to put in with Flash Prizes from my Cat Lovers Hop. The kitties are fussy cut from some fun gift wrap....so you can detect a bit of the sheen reflecting in the photos.  The fun sentiment is from Stampendous.  I esp love this kitty in the cozy sweater!!


Here's another ATC in this same series with a different kitty from the gift wrap.




Supplies used include:
Stampendous - Cat Sayings stamp set
Versafine Ink in Onyx Black
Doodlebug - Mini Doilies
Cats from gift wrap scraps
DCWV cardstock scraps
Distress Ink in Walnut Stain

Thank you so much for your visits to my blog.....even when I am so sporadic about posting!! I appreciate your kind comments. Ready or not.........here comes December!!!!


Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this set of cards in the following challenges:
1. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #76
2. Crop Stop November Link Party #45 (I used Distress Ink and Tsukineko Versafine Ink)
3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
4. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Gift It
5. SUYP Cats Only Challenge #36 - Furry-thing Goes
6. Moving Along with the Times Challenge #85 - Cat or Cats

7. The House that Stamps Built Anything Goes Challenge #N2818
8. Creative Fingers Challenge #154 - Anything Goes
9. Double D Challenge - Snuggle Up, Buttercup (Mood board with kitties.....awwwww....)

 

Blog Catnip over at Show Us Your Pussies Challenge Blog

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Show Us Your Pussies blog catnip.  Yum!!


Hi, Friends......

Quick post to let you cat lovers know that Ike over at the cats only Show Us Your Pussies Challenge Blog has some super-fantastic blog catnip for a lucky member of her cat tribe followers.  Go on over and hit FOLLOW.  Then post the badge and link up so she knows you are in the running (from room to room in the middle of the night!).  You have until Christmas to link up.

While you are at it, you still have time to make a cat-themed project and link it up on her SUYP November Furry-Thing Goes Challenge.  The cat-flap doesn't close there for another 3 days. 

See you there!!!!!


Janis

Find Joy - ATC



Hi, Friends.......

I made this fun little ATC with kitties leaping around in the falling leaves.  I included it as a little surprise gift in with one of my Cat Lovers Hop flash prizes.  It is a thankful theme because it is through being grateful for big and small things...we find JOY! 



Supplies used include:
Waffle Flower - Welcome Spring stamp set
Simon Says Stamp - Big Words series - Encouraging Words SSS101732
Versafine ink in Vintage Sepia
Scraps of DCWV Patterned Paper
Distress Ink in Walnut Stain

Thank you for stopping by. Are you getting winter weather yet? We have snow falling today and it is so pretty. Great day to stay home and work on my blog! :)


Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this set of cards in the following challenges:
1. DL.ART Thankful Thursday #237 - Always Thankful
2. Dare2BArtzy November Challenge - Thanks
3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
4. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Gift It
5. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #75
6. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #76
7.
The House that Stamps Built Anything Goes Challenge #N2818
8. SUYP Cats Only Challenge #36 - Furry-thing Goes
9. Moving Along with the Times Challenge #85 - Cat or Cats
10.Crop Stop November Link Party #45 + Opt Twist of Fall Leaves (I did the opt twist and used Distress Ink and Tsukineko Versafine Ink)

11. Creative Fingers Challenge #154 - Anything Goes 

Thanksgiving Card



Hi, Friends......

It's the last day of November so I better get my Thanksgiving cards up on my blog!  I used a sketch I saw somewhere that looked like it would use a bunch of scraps since I LOVE a collage look of the rich colors and patterns of autumn.  I stamped with an old Hero Arts Acorns stamp I found at a thrift store and colored it with Distress Markers.


I made a half dozen of these in different patterns.  Here's a group photo:


Supplies used:
Hero Arts-Acorns E1133
Versafine ink in Vintage Sepia
Distress Markers
My Favorite Things Die-namics - Stitched Square STAX die set
DCWV scraps of patterned paper and cardstock
Core'dinations cardstock

So thankful for all the blessings God has given us this year. Thankful also for YOU this Thanksgiving season. I appreciate your kind words of encouragement and support. Hope your holiday season is full of gratitude and joy!!!


Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. DL.ART Thankful Thursday #237 - Always Thankful
2. The Artistic Stamper November Challenge - Square it (I used die cut squares)
3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
4. Dare2BArtzy November Challenge - Thanks
5. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #75
6. A2Z Scrapbooking November Challenge - Give Thanks
7. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - November
8. DL.ART November Linky Challenge
9. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #76

10. Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge #340 - Use Snippets
11. Crop Stop November Link Party #45 + Opt Twist of Fall Leaves (I did the opt twist and used Distress Markers and MFT dies)
12. The House that Stamps Built Anything Goes Challenge #N2818
13.  Creative Fingers Challenge #154 - Anything Goes

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Cards




Hi, Friends......

I am here with my final 2018 entry into Scrappy Mo's Rudolph Days November Challenge.  It's the last one of the year and I have managed to enter each month this year...and so I am eligible for the extra drawing in December!  YAY!!!

Our church participates in the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Program.  My pastor's wife asked me if I could make some simple cards to include in each box.  I made a whole pile (around 60 or so) of these super-easy cards by cutting and folding patterned cardstock and die-cutting either NOEL or JOY for the fronts.  Inside I stamped "Jesus is the Reason for the Season" and a Nativity scene.  The participants from our church wrote personal notes of Christmas greetings inside each one. 

I meant to get a shot of all of the cards spread out over a table but I forgot!!  lol...  You can see one of the shoeboxes and some of the stack of cards in a basket with some of the participants writing notes in this photo:



There were a variety of patterns and colors, but here's a sampling of three of the cards:


Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Joy Cutaway die
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Noel Cutaway die
DCWV patterned, solid, and glitter cardstock


Thank you for stopping by today.  I haven't been on here much because of Thanksgiving and also we have been busy getting ready for our Christmas Bell Choir and Valley Singers concerts.  It's all fun.....but haven't been able to do much crafting.  Hope your holiday season is lovely!!!


Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this set of cards in the following challenges:
1. Scrappy Mo's November Rudolph Days Challenge
2. Allsorts Challenge #495 - Inspired by a Song (Joy to the World and The First Noel)
3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
4. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Gift It
5. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #75
6. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #413 - AG Christmas
7. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - November
8. DL.ART November Linky Challenge

9. Creative Fingers Challenge #154 - Anything Goes
10. TCP Tuesday #352 - Winter Holiday 

Friday, November 9, 2018

Be Still and Know....



Hi, Friends......

I am here with a quick post for the Winnie & Walter September Color Challenge. I realize now my colors don't match the palette all that well, but I thought they did when I was picking out the papers!! (sigh...)





Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Kindness with Evelin T Designs stamp set
Pink & Main Scallop Waves die set
Dylusions Ink Spray
Canson - Mixed Media Paper Spiral Bound Notebook
"Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10" from Unity - What Matters Most
Versafine Ink - Onyx Black
Ranger - TH Distress Markers
DCWV patterned paper

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Hope you have a great weekend!!
 
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter September Color Challenge

2. Creative Fingers Challenge #154 - Anything Goes

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

WINNERS - 2018 CAT LOVERS HOP (finally.......)



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Jetta says, "Please admire my one white whisker!"  ❤

Hi, Friends and Cat Lovers!!!

Meee-WOWOW!!! What a fabulous Hop we had this year!!! I must apologize for being so late in getting this Winners Post made. My internet has been having problems since a week ago last Saturday.....just as the Hop was coming to a close! I am so glad it didn't affect putting up my daily posts, but it sure did cramp my style on visiting all the great projects and running the winners with Random.org!! Arrrrgh!!

A big thank you to each of you who participated in the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop!! YOU are the Cat Lovers Hop!!! We had a lot of first-timers this year.....I am beyond thrilled you joined in with us. We also had a number of you that have been with us from the beginning in 2015. You are the rock foundation of the Cat Hops and I appreciate your continued support so much. Everyone else has been with us for at least 2 hops now. I absolutely LOVE that you have made the Cat Lovers Hop your own and enthusiastically participate with your fabulous projects and comments.

A humongous thank you goes to each of our awesome sponsors!! I am so humbled and grateful for their generous support. Not only have they donated lovely prizes, but they also have given words of encouragement to me behind the scenes. They are a big reason why our Cat Lovers Hop keeps growing each year!! This year the Hop dovetailed with several challenges from our sponsors that I tried to call your attention to in my Daily Posts. Did you like that additional bonus of having other challenges to enter your projects in, too?

Well, I have a LOT of winners to announce so I better get to it. After all, that's why you are even looking at this post, right? I know it would be for me!! :) I wish soooooooo much I had prizes for each and every one of you, but help me congratulate all these lucky winners!!


PLEASE NOTE:  If you are one of the lucky winners, please email me your SNAIL MAIL info (if you are winning a physical prize) with "WINNER - 2018 CLH" in the subject line: jwoolbright at gmail dot com. Please contact me by November 14.

Okay.......catnip roll please.......(Purrrrrr..rrrrrrrrr..rrrrrrr)

BADGE GIVEAWAY: Hampton Art - Art Impressions Crazy Cat Lady stamp set  Teresa Doyle

FIRST-TIME PARTICIPANT: Stampendous! Laurel Burch-Happy Bday Cat Stamp Monika Skinner
PARTICIPATED EACH YEAR: Stampendous! Laurel Burch-Cat Love Stamp Ionabunny
COMMENTED ON ALL THE PROJECTS (as much as possible): Stampendous! Laurel Burch-Holly Cat Stamp Carole J.

DAILY GAMES:
Ike's Art Pump-Kit Digital Image:  Glennis F.
Ike's Art Gatto Fawkes Digital Image:  NanaConnie
Ike's Art Sparkler Kitty Digital Image:  Vivian Foo
Ike's Art Cat-nucopia Digital Image:  Leigh S-B

Altenew (#altenew) - Modern Cats stamp set Super Stick Chick
Art Impressions - Catastrophy stamp set  IKE
Brutus Monroe - $25 Gift Voucher to the online store
Becca Yahrling
CatLadyBox - One CRAZY CatLadyBox  Lori Warren 
Clearly Besotted - £10 (pound sterling) Gift Voucher  Dotty Jo 
Darkroom Door - Sitting Cat stamp Sharon 
Fiki at Bad Kitty's Craft Room - package fun kitty crafting items  Mandy Dodd 
Gerda Steiner Designs - 2 winners will receive a Santa and a Kitten stamp
#1 
Viki Banaszak 
#2  Kathy A   
JessicaLynnOriginal - Celine's Kittens stamp set Roni 
Kellie Stamps - Crazy Cat Lady digital stamp set Vivian Foo 
Knitty Kitty - Fall Kitty digital image Donna Mundinger 
Leigh SB Designs - $10 Gift Voucher to the online store  Tee at The Altered Paper 
Lost Coast Designs - $10 Gift Voucher to the online store  Karen Ladd 
MarkerPOP - Mystery package full of crafting supplies ($50 value) to a USA winner willing to pay shipping ($6.50) via PayPal.  NanaConnie 
MHK Designs - Cat Silhouettes Digital stamp set  Susan Renshaw 
Neat & Tangled - Kitty's Favorite Things stamp set  Glennis F 
Newton's Nook - $25 Gift Voucher to their online store (choose your favorite Newton!!)  Sue D  
Paper Smooches - Cat Dog Card Dies (adorable stand-alone set of dies.)  Shartl  
Stampendous! - 2 winners receive a set of the Laurel Burch Tribal Cats Stamps and Coordinating Dies!!
#1 
Michele Henderson
#2 Tink 
Stamplorations - $15 Gift Voucher to the online store Suzanne Harkinson 
Sunny Studio - $25 Gift Voucher to the online store Remi 
Sweet 'n Sassy - $15 Gift Voucher to the online store  D.Ann C.   Taylored Expressions - Graysie Stamp and Die Combo Beverly Sizemore  
Technique Tuesday - $15 Gift Voucher to the online store  Char K
Unity Stamp Co. - TWO surprise prizes!!!!! 
#1  Scrapamondo 
#2  Janice M 
Waffle Flower - Flora Cat - Play stamp set  Fiki 
Winnie &Walter - Purrfect with Evelin T Designs stamp set  
Roberta Stevenson   
Your Next Stamp - $15 Gift Voucher to their online store Kitty

Yay!!!!  Congratulations, everyone!!!  Again, winners please email your SNAIL MAIL info (if you are winning a physical prize) to me at jwoolbright at gmail dot com by Nov. 14th with "WINNER - 2018 CLH" in the subject line.  Thanks so much!!

My thanks again also to my behind the scenes helpers:  D.Ann Comer, Karen Ladd, and Christi Conley!!  If anyone else would like to help out, please let me know.  Thank you!

Well, that wraps it up for our Hop this year.  Thank you so much for all your enthusiasm and participation!!  Your kind words to each other as we've shared about our kitties warmed my heart.   What a fabulous caring and sharing group we have!!  I have said it before......I believe cat lovers are some of the kindest and most giving people on the planet.  Thank you for making this Hop truly something special.   I hope to see you next year!!!

❤ 
Janis