Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Heartfelt Thanks

Hi, Friends......

I am here with a card to share that I made as a Thank You for a gal who has been on the volunteer staff with me at our local crisis pregnancy center. Family health concerns are making it necessary for her to step down. We are having a farewell luncheon for her and I was asked to make a card.

Simon Says STAMPtember has a collaboration challenge with Gina K Designs so I got out a previously uninked layering stamp set to try out. This is my first attempt at using a layering set this intricate and I am not quite sure I got things really lined up correctly, but I am satisfied with the result for my first go round with it. 


I stamped the roses on one of my leftover Easter egg dye backgrounds. I really love the effect of this. I used a sentiment from a retired Inspired by Stamping set. I added a few dew drops to finish everything off.


Supplies used include:
Gina K. Designs - Old Country Roses stamp set
Distress Inks for flowers and leaves
Inspired by Stamping - Graceful Hydrangea stamp set (retired)
Versafine ink in Onyx Black for sentiment
Canson - Mixed Media Paper for leftover Easter egg dye background
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Studio Katia - Clear Round Drops Mix
Core'dinations/Darice Cardstock

Hope you liked my pretty rose card and I hope my friend does, too! Thank you so much for stopping by today.

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Simon Says STAMPtember Gina K Designs Collaboration Challenge
2. Craft Stamper TIMI September Challenge - AG with Stamping
3. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Stamp It
4.
Papercraft Challenges #45 Handmade/Stamped Flowers 
5. TCP Tuesday September challenge, use layers (I layered ink this time.)
6. Through the Craft Room Door (week of 9/10) - Anything Goes
7. Power Poppy Creative Confetti - Out of the Ordinary Background (I used leftover Easter egg dye.)
8. Love to Scrap September Challenge - AG
9. DL.ART September Linky Challenge
10. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #404-405 - AG
11. STAMPlorations CAS Challenge

12. STAMPlorations summer theme and sketch, AG with stamps

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Wishing You a Purr-fect Day



Hi, Friends........

Are you keeping an eye on my sponsor list on the sidebar for the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop coming up right here Oct. 21-26? It's going to be another fantastic hop....can't wait!!!

Simon Says Stamp is having their awesome STAMPtember collaboration challenges and Newton's Nook is one of the featured companies. Don't you just love every single one of Jen's amazing sets??? My faves are the ones with Newton, of course!! I hardly ever play with Newton sets so it was fun last week getting them inked up.

For this card, I used the current MFT Color Challenge. Isn't this color combo gorgeous???!!!


Yep.....it's Newton again! This time he is a mischievous white kitty. I almost always color him orange, because the real-life Newton is an orange tabby, but I took artistic license with him this time.

And.....I actually did some MASKING!!! You rarely see me use this technique because I don't like fussy cutting...but this was a very simple image to cut out. I combined two different Newton sets...the loose ball of yarn is actually from a different set than the basket of yarn. I think it works, although it is a bit smaller.


Supplies used include:
Newton's Nook Designs - Baskets of Wishes stamp set
Newton's Nook Designs - Newton's Antics stamp set
Tsukineko - Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black
Spectrum Noir alcohol markers
M&C Boutique - Large Circle Frame die set
Darice - Paw Prints embossing folder
Lawn Fawn sequins - I picked out the turquoise ones from a Christmas mix
Cardstock scraps from my stash

Hope you liked this fun card today! Thank you for stopping by.

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. MFT Color Challenge #124
2. Simon Says Stamp - Newton's Nook STAMPtember Collaboration
3. Penny Black and More September Challenge - Animals
4. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Stamp It
5. Love to Scrap September challenge, AG
6. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Stamp It
7. TCP Tuesday September challenge, use layers
8. SUYP Challenge #46 - Furry Thing Goes
9. Double D Challenge - Photo Inspiration (I was inspired by the round shape of the umbrellas and the sweet critters)

10. STAMPlorations summer theme and sketch, AG with stamps

Relax, Read, Repeat



Hi, Friends.......

Have you noticed how my sponsor list is growing on the sidebar for the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop coming up right here Oct. 21-26? It's going to be another fantastic hop....can't wait!!!

Simon Says Stamp is having their awesome STAMPtember collaboration challenges and Newton's Nook is one of the featured companies. Don't you just love every single one of Jen's amazing sets??? My faves are the ones with Newton, of course!! I hardly ever play with Newton sets so it was fun last week getting them inked up.

I even managed to use this week's sketch from My Favorite Things. Yay...I always intend to play along and hardly ever get to it.


I went with bright late summer colors for this card with Newton catching a few late afternoon rays (and maybe a nap!) with a book. Those glasses just make me smile!!! I stamped and colored this on a piece of mixed media paper that I had spritzed with various colors of ink sprays.


Supplies used include:
Newton's Nook Designs - Newton's Book Club stamp set
Tsukineko - Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa
Spectrum Noir alcohol markers
Stampendous - Clear Embossing Powder in Clear Bark
Canson - Mixed Media Paper
Dylusions Ink Spray
M&C Boutique - Large Circle Frame die set
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Tilda Cutaways die set
Kat Scrappiness - Paw Print Sprinkles
Scraps from K&Co. and DCWV
Core'dinations/Darice kraft cardstock
Hope you liked seeing this colorful card! Thank you for stopping by today.

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. MFT Sketch Challenge #453
2. Simon Says Stamp - Newton's Nook STAMPtember Collaboration
3. Penny Black and More September challenge, stamped animals
4. Word Art Wednesday Challenge Weeks #402-403 - AG
5. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #97
6. DL.ART September Linky Challenge
7. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper September Challenge
8. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Stamp It
9. Love to Scrap September challenge, AG
10. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Stamp It
11. TCP Tuesday September challenge, use layers

12. SUYP Challenge #46 - Furry Thing Goes  
13. Double D Challenge - Photo Inspiration  (I was inspired by the flowers and the sweet critters)
 
 14. STAMPlorations summer theme and sketch, AG with stamps

Monday, September 9, 2019

Thinking of You


Hi, Friends......

Sorry I haven't been on here much. I have been very busy contacting sponsors for the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop coming up right here Oct. 21-26. Yay!! Have you checked out the growing list of sponsors so far on my sidebar?  What a fabulous group....and very generous! I am so grateful for their support. 


I will get the new 2019 Guidelines and FAQs up this week (I hope), but in the meantime you can look at LAST year's Guidelines and FAQs to get an idea of what to expect. The rules are pretty much the same as last year. :)

I noticed I was getting a little bit low on sympathy cards, esp somewhat masculine ones, so I decided to make a batch. These are NOT the ones I was going to make, but I was loving the teal and gray together and made a small batch of three of these. The masculine ones are still in pieces on my craft table...... lol.

I used some leftover marker refill water for dyeing my flowers and a Newton's Nook sentiment.....but no Newton...this time. You'll be seeing him soon!

I followed the September Stick-It-Down Card Sketch:





I really love the serene look of this card.




Supplies used include:
Newton's Nook Designs - Baskets of Wishes stamp set (for sentiment)
Versamark ink
WOW! Embossing Powder - Opaque Bright White Regular
Sizzix - Thinlits TH Wildflowers #1 die set
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Scraps of Vellum for butterflies
Scraps of various cardstock and paper from DCWV and Core'dinations/Darice

Hope you like this peaceful card. Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Did those of you on the East Coast make it through the Hurricane okay??? I am hoping you all are fine. Let us know, please, by just leaving a quick note in the comments. Thanks!!

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Stick it Down - September Card Sketch
2. Simon Says Stamp - Newton's Nook STAMPtember Collaboration
3. Through the Craft Room Door - Week of Sept. 3 - AG
4. Word Art Wednesday Challenge Weeks #402-403 - AG
5. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #97
6. DL.ART September Linky Challenge
7. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper September Challenge
8. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Stamp It
9. Love to Scrap September challenge, AG
10.
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Stamp It
11. TCP Tuesday September challenge, use layers
12. TAGplorations Summer challenge

13. STAMPlorations summer theme and sketch, AG with stamps

Monday, September 2, 2019

You *Sparkle*


Hi, Friends......

I have been so busy in the garden and getting ready for my Cat Hop that I haven't been crafting much. Have you noticed how our Cat Lovers Hop Sponsor List on the sidebar is G-R-O-W-I-N-G???!!! So excited and grateful for my returning sponsors. I keep hearing from more and more of them. Hoping to add some new ones, also!!!

Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge for this fortnight is closing the gates soon, but I wanted to get a fun little card in there before it was too late. Her theme this time is "Butterfly/ies + K is for....Key Lime /Kobe/Kobi/Kraft/Knots and Kinetic "Kard". :)


CURRENT CHALLENGE

I'm sure I am not the only Butterfly participant that remembers a very similar wheel from maybe a year or so ago......

OLD CHALLENGE

I had such a good time with that challenge, that I was very encouraged about making a quick card for today's very similar set of elements.  I chose the Kobi/Kobe/Knots which has elements common to both of the Butterfly Wheels.  Doesn't Mrs. A  make these challenges creative and super-fun???!!!

For this card I put a Dollar Store butterfly on a scrap of vellum over one of my layered backgrounds....made with tons of scraps from patterned paper. Love how the vellum keeps the butterfly from getting lost without completely hiding the colorful background. The sentiment is on a scrap of cardstock, too.


Supplies used include:
Dollar Store Butterfly
Paper Smooches - Silver and Gold stamp set
Versafine ink in Imperial Purple
Pretty Pink Posh - Sparkling Clear Mix sequins
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Ribbon from stash

Hope you liked this pretty card. Have a great week. If you are in Florida or surrounding states on the Eastern coast, please stay safe!! Please let us all know you made it through okay as soon as you can.

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering theis card in the following challenges:
1. Butterfly Challenge #127 - Butterfly + K is for...(I chose Kobe, Kobi, and Knots) "You did knot." "I sure did knot!!"
2. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Use Something Clear (I used vellum and sparkling clear sequins)
3. Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge #360 - Use Snippets
4. Word Art Wednesday Challenge Weeks #402-403 - AG
5. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #97
6. DL.ART September Linky Challenge
7. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper September Challenge
8. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - AG
9. Creative Inspirations August Challenge - Something Seasonal (I chose summer)
10. Love to Scrap Challenge #125 - Anything Goes
11. Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #439 - Stripes
12. Stamplorations Summer Theme and Sketch Challenge - Stamps + AG

Thursday, August 29, 2019

August Rudolph Days - Celebrate the Season



Hi, Friends.....

I am here to share a card for Scrappy Mo's August Rudolph Days. I am in the middle of preparing for my Cat Lovers Hop coming up in October (you can watch our sponsor list growing on the sidebar!), but didn't want to miss getting a card in Mo's fun monthly Christmas challenge.

Today I used one of my very favorite dies in all my collection: Poppystamps - Grand Pine Tree die. Love this sooooooo much. It is no longer available through Poppystamps, but I noticed several other online retailers still have it. It is GORGEOUS!! 


I love that I can cut a snow-covered tree in white, a natural one in green, or a silhouette in black....or any other color that I want for my card. For this Christmas card I went for a snowy look. I cut my tree and snowy ground from the white space on a discarded commercial greeting card a friend gave me for crafting. Yay!!

I also stenciled some snow falling with my embossing paste. I tell you, this product is sooooo much fun to use. Why did I wait so long to start using it? I LOVE it!!! It's so fast and easy and dries in a snap.



Supplies used include:
Poppystamps - Grand Pine Tree die
Simon Says Stamp - Falling Snow stencil
Dreamweaver- Embossing Paste
Clearly Besotted - Modern Christmas stamp set (retired)
Versafine ink in Majestic Blue
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Pink & Main Scallop Waves die set
Scraps from commercial card and DCWV patterned papers
Core'dinations/Darice cardstock for card base

Hope you enjoyed this snowy card. Does it help you feel cooler in these last hot days of summer???? It's supposed to be close to 90 degrees here today, but the nights already have a bit of a nip to them and the cats are starting to get fat and grow thicker coats. Winter will be here before we know it!! Eeek!! :)

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. August Rudolph Days at Scrappy Mo's
2. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #452 - AG Christmas
3. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - S is for.....Snow
4. Crimbo Crackers Challenge #192 - AG Christmas
5. Crafty Hazelnut's August Patterned Paper Challenge
6. Papercraft Challenges 44, stripes
7. Creative Inspirations August Challenge - Something Seasonal  (I chose winter)
8. Word Art Wednesday Challenge Weeks #402-403 - AG
9.
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #439 - Stripes 

10. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - AG 
11. DL.ART August Linky Challenge - AG
12. Stamplorations Mixed Media Challenge - Use a Stencil

13. Stamplorations Summer Theme and Sketch Challenge - Stamps + AG

Friday, August 23, 2019

Welcome Little One - Shaker

I wish my cats all got along this well together!!! 
Hi, Friends.......

Can you stand to see one more baby card from me? I have this last one to share and then I am done with this big litter of them! lol....

I had some sweet little baby sentiments and embellishments that Karen Franciola sent me in a delightful prize a long time ago. (THANKS, Karen F.!!!) I added a DCWV baby giraffe and glitter cardstock and made a shaker with some fun teddy bear confetti I found at a thrift store.



Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
DCWV Glitter cardstock, plaid paper, and giraffe embellishment
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Baby sentiment and duck embellishment from Karen Franciola
My Favorite Things Die-namics - Stitched Oval STAX die set
Acetate sheet from stash
Teddy Bear confetti from thrift store
Core'dinations/Darice card stock

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you have enjoyed seeing all my baby cards over the past week or two. Thank you for your lovely comments. Have a nice weekend!

🖤
Janis



Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. August Show & Share - AG
2. Word Art Wednesday Challenge Weeks #400-401- AG
3. DL.ART August Linky Challenge - AG
4. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper August Challenge
5. Cupcake Inspiration CIC 476 - Glitter


Stick It Down Guest Designer - Baby Card



Hi, Friends......

I am super-honored today to be a Guest Designer over at the Stick It Down Sketch Challenge Blog for August. In case you are unfamiliar with their challenges, they have wonderful monthly sketches for single- and double-page layouts....and, of course, for cards....my favorite. :)




Here's the fun August card sketch:



I am still in Baby Card mode, so I pulled out some long-neglected, but adorable teddy bear ribbon for the vertical strips. I used a die-cut sentiment and star and topped it off with a few soft and sweet baby blue pompoms. Awwww......

Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Baby Cutaway die
Winnie & Walter - Big Bang Confetti Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Scraps of DCWV paper and cardstock
Thrift store ribbon and pompoms
Core'dinations/Darice cardstock

A big thank you goes to Stick It Down for inviting me to be a Guest Designer this month. It was a lot of fun.

I hope you enjoyed my baby boy card. There are still several days to join in the August Sketch Challenges at Stick It Down.  Hope to see you there!!!

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. August Show & Share - AG
2. Word Art Wednesday Challenge Weeks #400-401- AG
3. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #96
4. DL.ART August Linky Challenge - AG
5. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper August Challenge
6. Allsorts Challenge Weeks #532-533 - Sun, Moon, Stars or Baby

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

New Arrival


Hi, Friends......

I am back with another sweet baby card. I used one of my leftover Easter egg dye backgrounds with an adorable stamped and fussy-cut airplane image (from thrift store) that says "Baby" on it. The little plane reminds me of a mail plane ready to make a stop. I think it goes perfectly with the postmark look of the "New Arrival" stamp from Winnie & Walter. I just love this little scene.


Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs stamp set
"Baby" Airplane stamp from thrift store
Versafine ink in Blue Lagoon
Distress Markers for coloring
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
W plus 9 - Tree Border die set
Pretty Pink Posh - Sparkling Clear Mix sequins
Canson - Mixed Media Paper
DCWV scraps
Core'dinations/Darice cardstock

Are you having a lovely summer?  Enjoy what's left of it!! The air will be feeling crisp before long.☺ 

Hope you liked my card. Thank you for stopping by today.

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Mod Squad Challenge - Travel/Vacation
2. Word Art Wednesday Challenge Weeks #400-401- AG
3. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #96
4. DL.ARTAugust Linky Challenge - AG
5. The Artistic Stamper August Challenge - AG
6. Dare2BArtzy August Challenge - AG
7. Allsorts Challenge Weeks #532-533 - Sun, Moon, Stars or Baby
8. Double Trouble Challenge #36 - Thing One - Round and Round
9. Penny Black and More August Challenge - For a Boy or Man
10. Craft Stamper August TIMI Challenge - AG with Stamping
11. Creative Inspirations August Challenge - Something Seasonal (I chose summer)
12. Stamplorations Summer Theme and Sketch Challenge - Stamps + AG

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Baby Girl with Flowers



Hi, Friends.......

Whew....things have been busy around here! Lots of activities, scurrying around tending my garden and taking care of the produce, and our granddaughter has been here several times, including overnight, too. 


No blogging has happened, but I do have several cards in queue to catch up with. I am also getting ready for the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop coming up October 21-26 right here on my blog. It's our 5th Hop and will be so much fun!!!

I have been in baby card mode because of that 3 Baby Sprinkle at church recently....so while my supplies were still out I made a few more to keep on hand. I had this scrap of Baby Girl paper in my box that I wanted to use, but it needed something added. I simply dressed it up with a bunch of pretty daisies layered with a few pink flowers that my crafty pal, Karen Ladd, sent me a long time ago. THANKS, Karen!! (I wonder if she even remembers these!! lol...) I love the delicate pastels......so sweet. Awwwww.......



Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Petaloo flowers
Pink flowers from Karen Ladd
Scrap of ancient DCWV paper
Core'dinations/Darice Cardstock

Hope you like this super-easy but pretty card. Adding a mass of flowers can be a great way to use some of those odd pieces of patterned paper in your stash for quick cards!

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge #359 - Use Snippets
2. Word Art Wednesday Challenge Weeks #400-401- AG
3. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #96
4. DL.ARTAugust Linky Challenge - AG
5. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper August Challenge
6. Cut it Up Challenge #180 - Focus on Sentiments
7. Allsorts Challenge Weeks #532-533 - Sun, Moon, Stars or Baby
8. Double Trouble Challenge #36 - Thing One - Round and Round (I used round flowers with round rhinestone centers.)

Monday, August 5, 2019

Welcome Tweet One






Hi, Friends.......

Seems that it is baby season in our tiny little community here in Idaho. We have 3 (count 'em THREE) ladies expecting in our church. (This will nearly triple our attendance!!! Hahahaa..) So with all these babies coming in the space of a few short weeks of each other we are having a Baby "Sprinkle" at church for them.
(This is the first I have heard of a baby sprinkle.....is it called that because of water shortages? If you ask me, three babies is most definitely a baby SHOWER!!! But, whatever.... )

I checked my supply of baby cards and realized I better make another one or two. The current Winnie & Walter Color Challenge with mint, pink, and gray, had the perfect colors for little ones on the way....esp since we only know the gender of one of them!!! 

I used the current Papercraft Challenges sketch for a guide, also:






Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs stamp set
Winnie & Walter - LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs die set
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set (has scallops)
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Memento Ink in London Fog
Spectrum Noir Markers
DCWV scraps

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope your summer is going well. My garden is an absolute jungle. I nearly have to hack my way in with a machete to get to the yummy fresh veggies!! lol.... But I am NOT complaining!!! I have only been stung once so far this season.....so that's pretty good, considering how much foliage I am reaching between. Are you gardening this summer????

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter June/July Color Combo Challenge
2. Papercraft Challenges #42 - Sketch
3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - AG
4. The Artistic Stamper August Challenge - AG
5. Dare2BArtzy August Challenge - AG
6.
CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #95 
7. DL.ART August Linky Challenge - AG
8. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #398-399 - AG
9. Stamplorations Summer Theme and Sketch Challenge - Stamps + AG

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Bare Footin'



Hi, Friends.......

I have another sunny summery card for you today. I found these fabulous little flip-flop embellishments at my local thrift store and have been wanting to make this very card for a long time. Well.....summer is here and so I finally got it made! :)

I had to resist the temptation to line the flip-flops all up in a nice tidy row at the bottom of my card. But I decided that I wanted a casual, "can't wait to kick off my shoes" kind of look to go with the fun sentiment. So the haphazard arrangement is what happened. lol..


Supplies used include:
Cardz-TV - Summer Fun stamp set
Versafine ink in Crimson Red
My Favorite Things Die-namics - Sunny Skies die
Scraps of DCWV patterned paper, kraft cardstock, and solid cardstock
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Tiny flip-flops from thrift store

Thank you for stopping by today!!! Hope you like this fun card. It makes me want to go to the beach......the REAL beach...at the ocean!!! I don't consider the tiny spots of sand along the Clearwater River in Idaho as anything close to being "beaches".....but incredibly that is what they call them around here! (Janis shakes head in dismay! Nooooo, no, no!!)

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this set of cards in the following challenges:
1. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Bright and Cheerful colors
2. Crafty Hazelnut's July Patterned Paper Challenge
3. Moving Along with the Times Challenge #102 - Splish Splash (My card is at the beach, even though there is no water showing.)
4. Double Trouble Challenge #34 - I did all 3 Things: Thing 1 AG, Thing 3 Sunshine, Thing 2 Linked up to Three Amigos
5. Three Amigos Challenge #28 - Summer Mood Board


Have a SUN-sational Day!


Hi, Friends,

I have been using some of my large patterned papers lately, and here are a couple more cards I made with some. I like the tropical surf theme for summertime masculine birthday cards, but didn't want to dress them up too fancy. 


So I put some Glossy Accents on the surfboards and added a simple sentiment and photo corners. Quick and easy......and used up some old stash!! WIN! I couldn't decide whether I wanted to use a sunny yellow or jungle green.....so I made one of each. :) Which one do you like better? I think I like the yellow one.

Supplies used include:
DCWV patterned paper
Scrapbook-Adhesives - Photo Corners
Ranger - Glossy Accents
Cardz-TV - Summer Fun stamp set
Versafine ink in Onyx Black
Core'dinations/Darice cardstock

Hope this gives you ideas on dressing up patterned paper for quick and easy cards. I think these will make fun birthday cards for a young man. Thank you for stopping by today.

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this set of cards in the following challenges:
1. Dare2BArtzy July Challenge - Masculine BD
2. Crafty Hazelnut's July Patterned Paper Challenge
3. Moving Along with the Times Challenge #102 - Splish Splash
4. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #396-#397 - Anything Goes
5. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Bright and Cheerful colors
6. Mod Squad - All that Sparkles (My Glossy Accents are sparkly)
7. Double Trouble Challenge #34 - I did all 3 Things: Thing 1 AG, Thing 3 Sunshine, Thing 2 Linked up to Three Amigos
8. Three Amigos Challenge #28 - Summer Mood Board