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

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Happy Card with Doily - Winnie & Walter



#NeverBuyACatTreeFromAmazon

Hi, Friends.....

I am back with another 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!! There is only a day or so left in this challenge, so hurry if you want to link up!!



I also am playing along in the August Viva la Verve Sketch Challenge....(Yay! It's back!!!)....where Julee has provided us with this fun sketch:







Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Happy Cutaway die
Doodlebug mini-doily
Nuvo Drops
Distress Inks - to ink around edges of panels
Scraps from my stash
Ribbon from my stash

Thank you for stopping by. Your visits and comments are very much appreciated!! Stay safe during this last dry part of summer. The smoke is terrible here in Idaho, but thankfully there are no fires that are close 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. Viva la Verve Sketch Challenge - August
3. DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge #210 - Circles & Stripes
4. DL.Art August Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
5.
Word Art Wednesday Week 294-295 - Anything Goes Family Friendly 
6. Card Mania Challenge #95 - Party
7. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper August Challenge
8. Crop Stop August Challenge #31 - Use brands that CS carries (I used Distress Inks and Doodlebug)
9. Inky Chicks Challenge #86 - Use Sentiment instead of Image

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Wonky Framed Happy Birthday Cards


Hi, Friends.....

I have a fatal flaw (probably several!!) when it comes to my crafting....I never want to throw anything away!! So when I had a bunch of leftover "outsides" of die cut panels, I immediately thought of FRAMES. But what do you do with a bunch of inverse scallop skinny frames? The only option for a crazy cat woman like me to do with them was to layer them in a wonky way! Thus began a whimsical cardmaking frenzy. :)

I have enjoyed playing with the colors from 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!! There is only a day or two left in this challenge, so hurry if you want to link up!!




My lame brain can't remember who sent me these cute little bird die cuts several years ago (Karen, do you recognize them????) ....but they had been in my stash all this time. I was thrilled that they matched the color palette and decided to try to find a way to use them. The mesh behind the die cut and the playful frame arrangement reminds me of a bird in a makeshift coop. I did a bunch of variations on this theme with various embellishments and embossing.

#1 - With dry embossed birdie and heat embossed hearts.


Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Happy Cutaway die
Winnie & Walter - Kindness with Evelin T Designs stamp set (little hearts)
Versamark Ink
WOW! Embossing Powder - Opaque Bright White Regular
Waffle Flower - On My Mark stamp set
Versafine Ink - Black Onyx
Darice - Crackle embossing folder
DCWV scraps from my stash
Flower rhinestone from Dollar Store
Here are the other variations I made.  Please let me know which you like best!

#2 - With rhinestones on the wing and stars and rhinestones on the background.
#3 - With argyle tag behind the birdie.

#4 - Flower Power with dry embossed birdie (checkered).


#5 - With a silver heart from a scrap of DCWV Mercury Glass paper.


#6 - With different print for the Happy die cut and sparkly flower rhinestone.

Hope you enjoyed my fanciful and happy cards! Thank you so much for stopping by. Your visits and comments make my day!!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter Color Combo Challenge for July
2. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Happy Birthday

3. Pixie's Snippets Playground Week 293-294 - Use Snippets
4. Card Mania Challenge #95 - Party
5. Word Art Wednesday Week 294-295 - Anything Goes Family Friendly 
6. Cards und More Challenge #190 - Dots, Dots, Dots
7. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper August Challenge
8. HeARTful Stamping Challenge - Paper Scraps + Stamp
9. Moving Along With the Times Challenge #51 - Things that Fly