Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Indigo Butterfly Card and Cat News





Be sure to get your cat crafting supplies dusted off for the
2017 Cat Lovers Hop
Oct. 23-28, 2017
Right here at Her Peaceful Garden
 
Don't forget the GIVEAWAY for 
displaying my 2017 Cat Lovers Badge.
 
http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/


Hi, Friends......

First some kitty news......


The little "Hissy Fit Committee" meme above certainly does not apply to the confident and intrepid little waif we rescued last night. We were driving home in the pitch darkness and rain (Yay...we finally broke our 100-year record for number of consecutive dry days!!) on a steep mountain road far from any houses when this little creature darted across the road! At first I thought it was a weasel, already in winter whites, but as we got closer we realized it was a kitten. Oh, my....we had to stop, of course. The poor thing was wet, cold, hungry and dehydrated. He broke into the hugest purr as soon as my son picked it up. Awwww... We brought him home and treated him for fleas (little guy was covered with them!) and fed him. I don't think he has stopped purring since!
Right now we just call him "Little Kitten"
The kitty obviously has been around people but I can't imagine someone abandoning a kitten this beautiful and good-natured!! It is equally perplexing how he could have wandered off from someone's house to be found where we picked him up. Overnight, the fleas all died and he cleaned up his long silky coat and is quite the handsomest little cat. We estimate he is 10-12 weeks old and is one of the absolute nicest kittens we've had for a very, very long time. He is litterbox trained and doesn't tease the big kitties.
Since he has white ears (and white everything else except for a couple little gray dots between his ears!) we can't keep him. We have so many intensely sunny days at our elevation and not a lot of shade on our property that white ears get badly sunburned. Even though we apply sunscreen, the kitties can develop skin cancer. I never want to go through that with one of my kitties again!! :( :( :( So I draw the line....NO WHITE EARS!! My vet hubby who works out of state will take him to work sometime soon and will have no trouble finding a home for this beautiful, affectionate little kitty!! In the meantime, we will consider ourselves blessed to be fostering him.  We will love him and take care of him so he will be the perfect companion for someone who perhaps has recently lost a kitty.

On to my card...........

Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge this fortnight is Butterfly/ies + S is for Silhouette &/or Use the Color Indigo. I was stumped at first but then I remembered some fabulous Wow! Resist Paper that is sadly discontinued now. I had been hoarding it, but this was the time to pull out the sheet with butterfly silhouettes. Oh, yes!! This paper comes embossed already, so all you have to do is apply ink to the paper to make the designs show up. I love the look of emboss resist, so this product is right up my alley! CropStop sent it to me as part of a prize some months ago. (THANKS, CS!!)

I also am entering this card in the Winnie & Walter Rerun #23 Challenge - Tree for all Seasons. I don't have the rerun set, so I drew inspiration from one of the fabulous cards featured on that post: Vanessa's gorgeous blue card. Oh, my....so beautiful!!!


I used a number of different blue Distress Inks smooshed on an acrylic block and misted with water to brush onto my background to give some pretty variation. LOVE the crisp blues with the white. Indigo must be in there some place!!! :)
Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - The Big, the Bold and Party Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Happy stamp set
Versafine ink - Majestic Blue
Wow! Resist paper (sadly discontinued)
Distress Inks - Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean, and Stormy Sky
Hope you liked meeting our new little foster kitty and enjoyed seeing my card. Thank you so much for stopping by!!  

Be sure to check out my two GIVEAWAYS currently going on...HERE and HERE.  :)  And don't forget to be getting ready for the Cat Lovers Hop, October 23-28, 2017.  Purr. 

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge #85 - Butterfly/ies + S is for Silhouette &/or Use the Color Indigo
2. Winnie & Walter Rerun #23 Challenge - Tree for all Seasons
3. HeARTful Stamping Challenge #14 - Anything Goes + a Stamp
4. Joy Clair September Challenge - Anything Goes
5. Cardz-TV Anything Goes Challenge #13
6. Cardz-TV Anything Goes Challenge #12
7. Word Art Wednesday Week #300-301 - Anything Goes, Family Friendly
8. Crop Stop September Challenge Link Party #32 - Anything Goes use brands CS sells (I used Wow! Resist Paper from CS, Distress Inks)

GIVEAWAY - Believe Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop





Be sure to get your cat crafting supplies dusted off for the
2017 Cat Lovers Hop
Oct. 23-28, 2017
Right here at Her Peaceful Garden.
Don't forget the GIVEAWAY for 
displaying my 2017 Cat Lovers Badge.
http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/


Hi, Friends.....

Welcome regulars and also any visitors who are hopping along with in the Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop!! I'm so glad to see you. Good thing I made this card last week because I never seem to be able to get one made and in the hop otherwise!! :) 


In addition to my card, I have a little GIVEAWAY that you can check out at the bottom of this post. That makes two giveaways I currently have going on here at Her Peaceful Garden! (See above for the Cat Lovers Hop Badge GIVEAWAY, too.)
http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2017/09/2017-fall-coffee-lovers-blog-hop/

I don't have a lot of coffee stamps, so I made this card with a free digi image I found online.
One word of caution:  when you do a search for copyright-free digi stamps online, some of them are actually owned and still sold by their manufacturer!!!  You MUST try to track them down and get permission.  It can be hard, though.  I unwittingly printed this one out and made it into a card assuming that it was a copyright free one.....only later realizing that my search had yielded some that were not!!  I spent over an hour trying to track down the owner of this image...following several dead end leads without any success.  So I sincerely apologize for the "unauthorized" use of this image.  No violation was intended!  Please contact me if you know anything about it.   Thanks!

I colored this sweet image with Spectrum Noir markers and followed the current Viva la Verve Sketch.

I also used the rich, warm colors from the Winnie & Walter September Color Combo Challenge:



Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set (for straight-edged pierced panel)
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set (for scalloped panel and little hearts)
Spectrum Noir markers
Pigma Micron Black Pens for accenting the steam
Distress Ink - Antique Linen (sponged over gray band to give it a warmer tone)
Nuvo drops - Buttermilk
Scraps from my stash

GIVEAWAY:
I have one $10 Starbucks Gift Card I would love to send to a random commenter on this post.....and/or on any other of my Coffee Hop posts I manage to make before the deadline hits!! :) My giveaway is open WORLDWIDE, but if the winner is international and doesn't have a Starbucks nearby I will send a different little prize!


Hope you are enjoying this hop. Thank you so much for stopping by along the way!! Remember to get ready for the Cat Lovers Hop on Oct. 23-28!!! Meow.

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. 2017 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
2. Viva la Verve Sketch - September 2017
3. Winnie & Walter September Color Combo Challenge
4. Joy Clair September Challenge - Anything Goes
5. Cardz-TV Anything Goes Challenge #13
6. Cardz-TV Anything Goes Challenge #12
7. Word Art Wednesday Week #300-301 - Anything Goes, Family Friendly
8. DL.ART September Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
9. Just Keep on Creating September Link Up - Anything Goes
10. Crop Stop September Challenge Link Party #32 - Anything Goes use brands CS sells (I used Pigma Micron pens, and Distress Ink)
11. The Ribbon Girl - September Any Image Challenge
12. Crafty Hazelnut's September Patterned Paper Challenge
13. Pixie's Snippets Playground Week 299 - 300 - Use Snippets

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Autumn Blessings as You Go Card





Be sure to get your cat crafting supplies dusted off for the
2017 Cat Lovers Hop
Oct. 23-28, 2017
Right here at Her Peaceful Garden.

Don't forget the GIVEAWAY for 
displaying my 2017 Cat Lovers Badge.

http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/



Hi, Friends......

A dear couple in our church is moving to be closer to family and medical care. It's hard to see them go, but we know it is a wise decision. I was asked to make a large-format card so everyone could sign it. I went with an autumn theme and used the current Viva la Verve Sketch.

The scripture reads:  "Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things which you do not know."  Jeremiah 33:3




For my background, I pulled out a sheet from my stack of marker refill water backgrounds and heat embossed a variety of autumn leaves all over it in gold. LOVE!! I splattered it slightly with water to let the dyes react and sponged around the edges and some of the leaves with Distress Ink. The sentiment is one from my Verve - Scripture Medley 3 stamp set.
Supplies used include:
Verve - Scripture Medley 3 stamp set
Versafine ink - Vintage Sepia
Clear embossing powder
Various leaf stamps from my stash
Versamark ink
Gold embossing powder
Distress Inks
Silk leaves from my stash
Gold glitter glue
Gold sequins
Gold ribbon
Hope you enjoyed my card. Thank you so much for stopping by. Remember to get ready for the Cat Lovers Hop on Oct. 23-28!!! Meow.

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Viva la Verve Sketch - September 2017
2. Mod Squad Challenge - The Heat is on (must heat emboss)
3. Joy Clair September Challenge - Anything Goes
4. Just Keep on Creating September Link Up - Anything Goes
5. Cardz-TV Anything Goes Challenge #13
6. Cardz-TV Anything Goes Challenge #12
7. Word Art Wednesday Week #300-301 - Anything Goes, Family Friendly
8. DL.ART September Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
9. HeARTful Stamping Challenge #14 - Anything Goes + a Stamp
10. Crop Stop September Challenge Link Party #32 - Anything Goes use brands CS sells (I used Versamark, and Distress Ink)
11. The Ribbon Girl - September Any Image Challenge
12. Allsorts Challenge Week #433 - Feels Like Autumn

Saturday, September 16, 2017

GIVEAWAY - Post my 2017 Cat Lovers Hop Badge




Hi, Friends.......

It's time once again for my pre-hop "Post my Badge" GIVEAWAY!! This is where I enlist your help in getting the word out about the 3rd Annual Cat Lovers Hop coming up October 23-28, 2017! We have tons of sponsors lined up with fabulous giveaways then, too. So dust off your cat stamps and get crafting. Just make sure you wait until Oct. 23 to post them when my linky thingy will be live.

https://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/

In order to be in this random drawing for a sweet little kitty crafting prize, please post my 2017 Cat Lovers Hop badge on your sidebar...and/or blog about it.  I realize that not all of you have blogs, so you can Instagram it or FB it, etc, instead.  Leave ONE comment below to tell me where to find my badge on your social network hot spot(s).  :)  Also, it would help me a great deal if you would include your email address in your comment below...in code, if you wish.

This giveaway is open WORLD-WIDE and will close at 11:55 pm Pacific on Oct. 22, 2017 shortly before the hop goes live in the wee hours the next morning.  I will announce the winner along with all the other hop winners after the festivities have finished. 

Thanks for all your help, everyone!!  I am very excited for this year's hop!!!

<3
Janis


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

With love...


Hi, Friends.....

I am back with a really sweet and pretty card that I made for a few challenges:


1. I am squeaking in on the last day with this second card for the Taylored Expressions - 9th Birthday Sketch Challenge. Look at the fun sketch Taylor made for us to try:
2. The Winnie & Walter August Color Combo Challenge, which ends in a couple of days!!  Look at the wonderful color palette Heather chose this month:


3. Winnie & Walter also has a new Rerun #23 - Tree For All Seasons challenge.  The Rerun set has many variations you can make with or without trees. Shay's lovely card with the leafy rounds used alone reminded me of doilies...which I used!

I used another of the Winnie & Walter Freebies. Yay!! This time it is their Daily Grind Collection Vol. 1 - Holiday Mint for the scripty little tag.

Do you like the sweet little birdie nestled in the layered flower? I think he looks adorable there. :)

Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set (has scallops)
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set (straight edged panel and patterned paper tag)
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 - Daily Grind Collection Vol. 1 - Holiday Mint
Versafine ink in Black Onyx
Distress markers to color the birdy
Prima flowers
Doodlebug - Mini Doilies
Want 2 Scrap - Adhesive Pearls
Sheer ribbon from my stash
Hope you enjoyed this card. It was a lot of fun to make!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Taylored Expressions - 9th Birthday Sketch Challenge
2. Winnie & Walter August Color Combo Challenge
3. Winnie & Walter Rerun Challenge #23 - Tree For All Seasons
4. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Stamp It
5. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Stamp It
6. Word Art Wednesday Week #298-299 - Anything Goes Family-Friendly
7.
Just Keep on Creating September Link Up - Anything Goes
8. Crafty Hazelnut's September Patterned Paper Challenge
9. Joy Clair September Challenge - Anything Goes
10. Dragonfly Dreams September Challenge - Patterned Paper
11. SSS Work-It Wednesday August/September - Use a Stamp
12. Cupcake Inspirations CIC#421



Thanks with Autumn Tree





Hi, Friends......

The wildfire smoke has been so bad the last couple of days that I have just holed up in my craft room and stayed there! That's the ONLY good thing about the terrible smoke. Otherwise the air quality sensors throughout our area are registering at "Very Unhealthy" to "Hazardous". It's that bad here and throughout much of the West. We all feel ill. Ugh... On the bright side, I have managed to organize some of my supplies, make a couple of cards, and get working on arranging sponsors for the upcoming Cat Lovers Hop! Yay!!

Today I am sharing a card I made especially for a few challenges:
1. I am squeaking in on the last day for the Taylored Expressions - 9th Birthday Sketch Challenge. Look at the fun sketch Taylor made for us to try:


2. The Winnie & Walter August Color Combo Challenge, which ends soon!!  Look at the wonderful color palette Heather chose this month:



These colors remind me of crisp autumn days with blue skies and golden orange leaves. My tree is stamped onto a Gelato background that I splattered with Distress Ink.

3. Winnie & Walter also has their new Rerun #23 - Tree For All Seasons challenge up today. The Rerun set has many variations you can make on trees and the round crowns in the cards by Heather and Kelly reminded me of a tree from my Winnie & Walter - Kindness with Evelin T Designs stamp set.


Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set (has scallops)
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Thanks Cutaway die
Winnie & Walter - Kindness with Evelin T Designs stamp set
Versafine ink in Black Onyx
Gelatos
Mixed Media paper
Tonic Studios - Nuvo Crystal Drops
Scraps of cardstock (plain and glittered)  from my stash
Hope you enjoyed my card today. Thank you for stopping by and leaving your sweet comments!!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Taylored Expressions - 9th Birthday Sketch Challenge
2. Winnie & Walter August Color Combo Challenge

3.
Winnie & Walter Rerun Challenge #23 - Tree For All Seasons
4. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Stamp It 
5. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Stamp It
6. Word Art Wednesday Week #298-299 - Anything Goes Family-Friendly
7. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #11
8. Crafty Hazelnut's September Patterned Paper Challenge
9. Joy Clair September Challenge - Anything Goes
10. Dragonfly Dreams September Challenge - Patterned Paper
11. SSS Work-It Wednesday August/September - Use a Stamp
12. Just Keep on Creating September Link Up - Anything Goes
13.
DL.ART September Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
14. Cupcake Inspirations CIC#421


Monday, September 4, 2017

All the Fishies in the Sea






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Be sure to snag my 2017 Cat Lovers Hop Blog Badge for your sidebar!!!


I'll be announcing a pre-Hop GIVEAWAY soon for displaying this on your blog!!
 ************************************************************

Hi, Friends......

I'm here with another card for the Winnie & Walter August Color Combo Challenge. Look at the wonderful color palette Heather chose this month:



I absolutely love the fishy theme....so when I spied these fun sea creature stickers (from the Dollar Store) in my stash, I knew exactly what I wanted to make with them!! I combined them with blue and orange scraps from my stash to make this sweet undersea scene. <3 <3 <3



Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Sketchy Thoughts stamp set
Winnie & Walter - Sketchy Thoughts die set
Pink & Main Scallop Waves die set
Versafine Ink in Deep Lagoon

Tonic Studios - Nuvo Crystal Drops in white for bubbles
Assorted Scraps (solids and patterned papers) from my stash
Hope you enjoyed my whimsical card today. Thank you so much for stopping by.

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter August Color Combo Challenge
2. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Use a Stamp
3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
4. HeARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes + a stamp
5. DL.ART September Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
6. Word Art Wednesday Week #298-299 - Anything Goes Family Friendly
7. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #11
8. Crafty Hazelnut's September Patterned Paper Challenge
9. Joy Clair September Challenge - Anything Goes
10. Dragonfly Dreams September Challenge - Patterned Paper
11. SSS Work-It Wednesday August/September - Use a Stamp
12. Just Keep on Creating September Link Up - Anything Goes
13. Pixie's Snippets Playground Week 296-297 - Use Snippets

14. Cupcake Inspirations CIC#421




 

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Someone Remembers.....


Hi, Friends.....

It's been a long time since I put in an entry for Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge. Fortunately, her usual fortnight challenge was 4 weeks long this time, so even I was able to get a card in. And the theme was easy..... Butterfly/ies + Y is for You Choose &/or W is for Wedgewood Blue.  There is only a day or so left, but still time to join in the fun!!

Things have been pretty crazy here so I made a quick and easy card using patterned paper from the DCWV Botanical Stack that has both the butterfly and wedgewood blue. (I hope that is a butterfly on the paper and not a moth! The scripty text on the page mentioned butterflies, so I am saying it is one!)

 

Hey....I got a new camera!!  YAY!!!  Can you tell a difference in photo quality from my recent posts???  :)
A dear lady in our church has a rough September ahead of her. This will be the first anniversary of losing her hubby (which sadly happened on her birthday, of all days!). I thought I would make a card to let her know that her friends have not forgotten her during this especially difficult month. I totally love this sentiment from the Dare 2B Artzy - Prayers 4 You stamp set which I chose as a prize from them recently (THANKS, Dare 2B Artzy!!!).
Other supplies used include:
DCWV Botanical Stack
Dare 2B Artzy - Prayers 4 You stamp set
Distress Ink - Walnut Stain to darken the panel and ink edges
Versafine Ink - Onyx Black
Want 2 Scrap - Adhesive Rhinestones (THANKS, Diana Larson!!)
Ribbon from my stash
Hope you are safe from hurricanes, wildfires and extreme heat!  My prayers are with those who have suffered!!  We are smoky, smoky, smoky here in Idaho, but thankfully safe. Thank you so much for stopping by!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge - Butterfly + Y is for You Choose &/or W is for Wedgewood Blue
2. Mod Squad Challenge - For a Friend
3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
4. HeARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes + a stamp
5. DL.ART September Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
6. Word Art Wednesday Week #298-299 - Anything Goes Family Friendly
7. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #11
8. Crafty Hazelnut's September Patterned Paper Challenge
9. Joy Clair September Challenge - Anything Goes
10. Dragonfly Dreams September Challenge - Patterned Paper

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Celebrate Your Day with Cupcakes!


Hi, Friends.....

I am here with another entry into the Winnie & Walter Rerun Challenge for this month. The featured set is Sugar Rush, which Shay encourages us to use if we have it. I don't own it, so I took inspiration from Shay's starry background and from the cupcake, of course! :)

Did you know that Winnie & Walter has super-fun freebies??? Now, some companies offer freebies that are...ummm...not exaaaaactly what you would really want to use on your cards. But the Winnie & Walter Freebies are fabulous!!! I'm not a big digi person, but I printed out a bunch during the very first W&W challenge I ever participated in...and I still enjoy incorporating them into my designs!

My card today uses the W&W 1st Birthday Bash Digital Elements Collection. Check it out! I love adding black matting around my panels for bold contrast and a touch of drama. :)


Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - 1st Birthday Bash Digital Elements Collection
Winnie & Walter - Scenery: Bigger Bang Confetti stamp set (limited edition, no longer available)
Winnie & Walter - Sketchy Thoughts stamp set
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry, Stormy Sky
Paper Smooches - Gift Tags die set
My Favorite Things Die-namics - Stitched Square STAX die set
Versamark Ink
WOW! Embossing Powder - Opaque Bright White Regular
Ribbon - reused from a gift

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed my card. There's only a day or two left on the Winnie & Walter Rerun Challenge....but that still gives you time to make a card for it. Hope you will join in the fun!!!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter Rerun #22 - Sugar Rush
2. Joy Clair August Challenge - Anything Goes
3. CardzTV - Anything Goes #10
4. Crop Stop August Challenge #31 - Use brands that CS carries (I used MFT and Distress Inks)
5. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #296-297 - Anything Goes Family Friendly
6. DL.Art August Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
7.
Dream Valley Challenge #162 - Use Stamp or Digi Image 
8. The House that Stamps Built Repeat Impressions A2317 - Anything Goes
9. All Sorts Challenge Week 430 - Ribbons, More Than Just a Bow

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Cupcakes Just For You


Hi, Friends.....

I am here with an entry into the Winnie & Walter Rerun Challenge for this month. The featured set is Sugar Rush, which Shay encourages us to use if we have it. I don't own it, so I took inspiration from one of the DT cards HERE. I love how Heather used a trio of cupcakes and scalloped panels.



For my card, I used some fun Dollar Store cupcake felt stickers. As you know, the quality of merchandise at your LDS (local dollar store) isn't always the highest, but you can get some really good deals on cute craft items if you happen in on the right day! The icing pieces on these felties is thin and the dark felt background shows through a little bit, giving a dingy appearance. I remedied this by piling on glitter and sequins! Love that sparkle....YUM!!!

Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - Big Hugs with Evelin T Designs stamp set
Versafine ink - Onyx Black
Sizzix - TH Texture Fades - Sparkles embossing folder
MAMBI paper
Glitter and sequins from my stash

Hope you enjoyed my sparkly card! Thank you so much for stopping by today.

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter Rerun #22 - Sugar Rush
2. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper August Challenge
3. CardzTV - Anything Goes #10
4. Die Cut Divas August Challenge - Anything Goes (use a die cut or embossing folder)
5. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #296-297 - Anything Goes Family Friendly
6. Card Mania Challenge #95 - Party
7. Day Dreamer Challenge #1 - Anything Goes
8. The House that Stamps Built Repeat Impressions A2317 - Anything Goes

Level Completed - Happy Birthday





Hi, Friends......

I have a fun card to share with you today. Fiki at Bad Kitty's Craft Room had this super-sweet idea to do something special for her hubby's birthday on Oct. 24th. She is asking her crafty friends to make a card and mail it to her to give to him. As a thank you, she has a nice blog candy prize GIVEAWAY where she will randomly draw a winner from among those who sent a card.

Her hubby likes to play games on his Playstation, so I made a Gamer Card for him with an old DCWV Generation Tech stack that I have only used once or twice before. Not being a gamer myself, I had to consult my son to see if any of the patterns would be appropriate for a Playstation fan! lol... So with his guidance on paper selection, I made this simple card. I like the look of the torn edges for this masculine card and isn't the "Level Completed" sentiment perfect for a birthday?! :)



Supplies used include:
DCWV Generation Tech Stack
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set (for background panel)

Hope you enjoyed my quick and fun techno card and I hope Fiki will like it for her hubby, too!! If you'd like to join in the challenge and get entered into the prize drawing, check out her post HERE!! You'll find instructions for emailing her for their mailing address. She is keeping this giveaway open until Nov. 15 to give plenty of time for cards to arrive at their home in Croatia!

Are you aware of the ABSOLUTE BEST DEAL
on the planet????  (this is NOT an ad....lol...)
Did you know that one-ounce letters can go worldwide from anywhere in the USA on one Global Forever stamp which costs only $1.20!! Isn't that awesome??? So even though Fiki's family is way over in Croatia, I can mail this card to her for only $1.20. What a fabulous deal!!! I am guessing that other countries have a similar deal....so just because Fiki lives on the other side of the globe from you does NOT mean it will cost an arm and a leg to send a card for her hubby!!
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you will join me in making a card for this special occasion!!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Bad Kitty's Craft Room - "Strange" Giveaway Challenge (make a card for her hubby's BD and mail to them.)
2. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper August Challenge
3. CardzTV - Anything Goes #10
4. DL.Art August Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
5. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #296-297 - Anything Goes Family Friendly

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Stars, Stars, and more Stars!!


We have a few cats with this "don't talk to me" attitude!  lol....
Hi, Friends......

I am back with another project that I made for the Winnie & Walter August Color Combo Challenge. Look at the wonderful color palette Heather chose this month:


This time I made a card and coordinating gift bag. I recently purchased the We R Memory Keepers - Gift Bag Punch Board. I love it! The maximum width of the gift bags it makes is less than 4 inches, but you can make them as tall as you wish. They are plenty big enough for small gifts and treats.

I also had lots of fun using my Winnie & Walter - True Multifaceted Star Cutaways die set for this gift set. 



Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - True Multifaceted Star Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Happy Cutaway dieWaffle Flower - On My Mark stamp set
Versafine Ink - Black Onyx
We R Memory Keepers - Gift Bag Punch Board
Ribbon from my stash

Hope you enjoyed seeing my projects. I love that making gift bags also helps me to use some of my larger scraps!!

Thank you for stopping by!!!

<3
Janis



Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter August Color Combo Challenge
2. HeARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes + A Stamp
3. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper August Challenge
4. DL.Art August Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
5. Die Cut Divas August Challenge - Anything Goes (use a die cut or embossing folder)
6. Card Mania Challenge #95 - Party
7. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #296-297 - Anything Goes Family Friendly
8. Cardz-TV Anything Goes #9
9.  Crop Stop August Challenge #31 - Use brands that CS carries (I used We R Memory Keepers and Tombow Mono Glue)

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Happiness Grows with Love and Care


Hi, Friends.....

I am back with another card that I made for the Winnie & Walter August Color Combo Challenge. Look at the wonderful color palette Heather chose this month:




NOTE:  I must apologize for my photography of late.  My phone takes lousy pictures and my camera is broken.  :(   In addition to those problems, this particular card uses papers and chippies with a glossy finish that produced a glare that was nigh unto impossible to remedy. Sigh....   I hope you can get an idea of what this card is supposed to look like!!!  I also used a tall format which further complicated matters in trying to get the whole card in focus.  Ugh!!!

Do you like the super-fun blue chipboard hearts on my card? My crafty pal Karen Ladd sent these to me a long time ago.....and I am ashamed to admit that I only recently found them buried in my stash!! THANKS, Karen!!! (I hope I am not the only one that loses things in their stash!!) They are the perfect color for this challenge and I think they go well on this tall format anniversary card.

I know you can't read the sentiment....but it says, "Happiness grows with love and care". Awwwww.....Aren't the little doggy and kitty sweet all cozied up together???!!!


Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Big Hugs with Evelin T Designs stamp set
Winnie & Walter - Big Hugs with Evelin T Designs die set
Winnie & Walter - Kindness with Evelin T Designs stamp set (some minor stamp surgery was required to make this sentiment)
My Favorite Things Die-namics - Stitched Oval STAX die set
Distress Inks for watercoloring
DCWV scraps

I am so disappointed that I can't show you a better photo of this card, because it turned out really cute. Thanks for bearing with me while I locate a new camera!!!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter August Color Combo Challenge
2. HeARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes + A Stamp
3. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper August Challenge
4. DL.Art August Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
5. Die Cut Divas August Challenge - Anything Goes (use a die cut or embossing folder)
6. DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge #210 - Circles & Stripes
7. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #296-297 - Anything Goes Family Friendly
8. Cardz-TV Anything Goes #9
9. Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
10. Penny Black at All Sorts August Challenge - All Creatures Great and Small (must stamp focal)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Hooray for Eclipses!....and a card. :)


Hi, Friends......

Yes....I saw the Total Eclipse!!! Yay!!! 

Hubby and I traveled a little ways farther south in Idaho to the path of totality and attended an Eclipse event sponsored by our alma mater. We met up with several friends from back in our science-nerd college days and enjoyed some great presentations by a fellow alum who is an astronomer with the Smithsonian. 

There were a number of telescopes set up the night before the eclipse for stargazing and also during the eclipse so we could see it projected on a screen....as well as view it with our funky eclipse glasses! :) It was sooooooooooooo AWESOME to see that beautiful corona during totality!!! So thankful we had clear skies...esp since today is smoky, smoky, smoky again. Did any of the rest of you in the USA get to view it?????

I made a couple of cards before I left but didn't have a chance to blog them...so I am playing catch up today. I made this card for a couple of challenges in particular:


1.  Winnie & Walter always has several fabulous challenges going on and I am participating in the August Color Combo Challenge.  Look at the wonderful color palette Heather chose this month:

The colors in my photo below don't look quite right, but they are much closer to the palette IRL than in my photo!  At any rate, my card was most certainly inspired by this color combo!!  :)








2.  I also am participating in Julee's August Viva la Verve Sketch Challenge this month.  Here's her sketch for us to interpret.  I flipped it mirror-image for my card.







As usual, I had to pull out some Graphic 45 to use for at least one of my entries into these challenges. :)


Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set (has scallops) Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Graphic 45 - Children's Hour collection, Cityscapes collection, Artistic Style collection
Prima flowers
Nuvo Drops for flower center
Distress Ink - Walnut Stain for edges
Ribbon from my stash
Thank you for stopping by. I hope those of you in the USA were able to view some of the eclipse where you live. I would love for you to tell me about it in the comments!!! I'll be back later with another card to share.

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter August Color Combo Challenge
2. Viva la Verve Sketch Challenge - August
3. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper August Challenge
4. DL.Art August Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
5. Die Cut Divas August Challenge - Anything Goes (use a die cut or embossing folder)
6. DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge #210 - Circles & Stripes
7. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #296-297 - Anything Goes Family Friendly
8. Cardz-TV Anything Goes #9
9. Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Friday, August 11, 2017

Thinking of You with Unity, Serendipity, and Winnie & Walter






Hi, Friends.....

I am back with a last-minute card for the Winnie & Walter Color Combo Challenge for July. Take a look
at the fabulous inspiration photo and color palette that Heather H. chose for this month....YUM!! This is the last day for this challenge and I have had a lot of fun with these colors. Thank you, Heather H, for such an fresh and inspiring palette!!



On this card, I pulled out an old UFO (unfinished object) from my stash. I love this Unity Stamp mother bird on the nest. I stamped it with Versamark on a scrap of patterned paper and did an emboss resist with Distress Inks. LOVE!! I framed it with a dry embossed panel that I sponged with more Distress Ink. The colors turned out muted, but started out brighter like the palette. I love this soft effect.


Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Unity - Love
Serendipity - Thinking of You
Sizzix - Fancy Labels die set
Pretty Pink Posh - Sparkling Clear Mix sequins
Versafine Ink - Smokey Gray
Paper Studio - Woodgrain embossing folder
Versamark Ink
Distress Inks - Bundled Sage, Twisted Citron, Mowed Grass, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean
Shimmery ribbon from my stash
White cardstock and K&Co. Paper Scraps

Hope you liked my card! Thank you for stopping by!!!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter Color Combo Challenge for July
2. Word Art Wednesday Week 294-295 - Anything Goes Family Friendly
3. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper August Challenge
4. Crop Stop August Challenge #31 - Use brands that CS carries (I used Distress Inks and Sizzix )
5. HeARTful Stamping Challenge - Paper Scraps + Stamp
6. Moving Along With the Times Challenge #51 - Things that Fly
7. Penny Black at All Sorts August Challenge - All Creatures Great and Small (must stamp focal)
8. Fairy Tale Challenge #173 - Beloved Family
9. Craft Stamper August TIMI Challenge - Anything Goes with Stamping

10. Dare2BArtzy August Challenge - Pastels