Sunday, August 31, 2014

Get Well Soon - Teddy with Flowers

Good morning, Friends! (or afternoon, or evening)

I hope everyone's weekend is going well.
My husband has been off for a couple of days and is off again tomorrow.
Yay! We always have so much fun.
We met one of our daughters and her friend at a Greek restaurant yesterday for lunch.
It was nice to spend some time together and catch up.
All of our children are so busy with their lives and families,
so spending lunch catching up always feels really good.

Today I created a card for you.
The background for this image is sponged with inks.
The image itself is colored with pencils.
Now I know there are a lot of ladies out there who work magic with
Bic markers, Copics, and Spectrum Noir pens.
But not all of us are that talented!
You will be seeing some more images and my attempts to 
color with some Spectrum Noir pens I got last week.
I don't make any promises for magic to happen,
but we all start off somewhere and not everyone
can stun and amaze with their coloring skills.
I encourage you to give pens a try.
Don't feel like you have to live up to someone else's ability.
All you have to do is try and enjoy the attempt.
Life is about experiences, chances, and change.
Stretch your wings a little bit and see where you can fly.

Here is my project for today......


Image:  Craftin Desert Divas "Blooming For You"
Image Coloring: Prisma Color Premier Pencils
Image Background Coloring: Sponged Inks
Pattern Papers: Echo Park "Summer Bliss"
Dew Drops: Skittles DoubleClick Connections AKA A Busy Bee
Sentiment: Craftin Desert Divas "Blooming For You"

Here's a close-up of the sentiment....


Craftin Desert Divas "Blooming For You"
You can buy this stamp set HERE


Craftin Desert Divas is having a Labor Day Sale!
Ends tomorrow at midnight Pacific time.


Enjoy the rest of your day 
and long weekend (for us USA folks).
:) Janis

Submitted:
The Paper Players - Bingo (purple flowers, ribbon, pattern paper)

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Thank You Teacher! (Timeless Twine Guest Designer)

Happy Saturday!
I am so excited to tell you that each Saturday in August
I have been Guest Designing for Timeless Twine!
Woo-Hoo!
How cool is that?!




I have a fun 3D School themed project


to show you today using Timeless Twine

Watermelon Sorbet.


Shop HERE.





  • Timeless Twine "Watermelon Sorbet"
  • Silhouette ID# 46877 (apple box)
  • Silhouette ID# 39232 (tab with sentiment)

For this box, I did NOT add a clear window piece over the apple cut out. I left it open so that the teacher could slip her fingers through the apple to grab a paperclip or two.

For the sentiment tab, I stretched the size to fit the box width and also extended it's height. By extending the tab height, I was able to stamp my sentiment then score a line to fold the bottom of the tab. I inserted this folded part into the box top allowing the sentiment tab to stand straight up behind the box.

I also cut an extra piece to insert into the box bottom for a flat surface for the paperclips to rest on. Without that extra piece, the box folds had paperclips sliding under them.



Thanks for stopping by today.


:) Janis

DoubleClick  AKA A Busy Bee - fruit ch 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Marathon Post #18 - Flower Stamping on Tags



Are you ready for a crafting marathon? I'll be posting projects throughout the day, so be sure to check my blog often and scroll down to see all the fun going on in my craft room!!

Post #18


OUR LAST POST FOR TODAY! WHEW! WE MADE IT!! 

These tags are pretty much the same except different colors and different sentiment stamps.

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  • Silhouette ID# 42132 (set of different tags with shadow layer - Lori Whitlock file)

For the flowers, I used the same ink pad and stamped off the page before stamping the tag for part of the flower. This gives the illusion of 2 different inks used, but really it's the same ink, just faded with 2-step stamping.

I hope you enjoyed our crafting marathon day!

See you tomorrow!
:) Janis

Marathon Post # 17 - Snow Angel (Tag using Sketch Pens)



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Post #17

I can't believe this Crafting Marathon is almost over.... but not yet. Still one more post after this one!

Do you have snow? I love the snow. Here's a tag for you using the Silhouette Sketch Pens.

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  • Silhouette ID# 43062 (set of 4 different style tags)
  • Silhouette ID# 57406 (Snow Girl using Sketch Pen)
  • Chalking - background & image
  • Ribbon from stash

Thanks for stopping by today! 
:) Janis

Craftin Desert Divas Labor Sale!


Hi, my crafty friends!

Just wanted to share this with you.

My friend, Tara, of Craftin Desert Divas is having a Labor Day Sale!
Use code AUGUST to receive 20% off your entire purchase.

For every purchase, you get a FREE SVG file by
Too Cute By Jessica.


For a 2 stamp set minimum purchase, you get a FREE stamp!



Make sure you use the code AUGUST to receive your 20% off.
And who doesn't like FREE stuff too?!

Oh! And with her newer stamp sets, she also provides you with FREE SVG files so you can cut out a shadow for the images and sentiments to stamp on. I love that feature.

Enjoy your long Labor Day weekend (for us USA folks).

Sale ends Monday, midnight Pacific Time.

See you at 4 with another Marathon crafty post!
:) Janis

Marathon Post # 16 - Party OWL Night (Tag using Sketch Pens)



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Post #16

Ready for a tag using the Silhouette Sketch Pens?

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  • Silhouette ID# 43062 (set of 4 different style tags)
  • Silhouette ID# 47107 (Owl using Sketch Pen)
  • Chalking - background & image
  • Ribbon from stash

Thanks for stopping by today! 
:) Janis

Marathon Post # 15 - I Love to Flash People (Tag using Sketch Pens)



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Post #15

Hi, Crafters! Here's another sketch pen tag...

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  • Silhouette ID# 43062 (set of 4 different style tags)
  • Silhouette ID# 43363 (Camera using Sketch Pen)
  • Chalking - background & image
  • Timeless Twine - Raspberry Pink
  • Ribbon from stash

See you in an hour!
:) Janis

Marathon Post # 14 - Just For You (Tag using Sketch Pens)



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Post #14

We are in the home stretch. Just 4 more posts after this one.Using the Silhouette Sketch Pens with my Cameo is always a lot of fun. I love to see it drawing the image. Yes, I know I told you that earlier, but it's still true.

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I used Craftin Desert Divas - Blooming For You


You can buy this stamp set HERE.


  • Silhouette ID# 43062 (set of 4 different style tags)
  • Silhouette ID# 46666 (Flower Swirls using Sketch Pen)
  • Chalking - background & image
  • Craftin Desert Divas - Blooming For You
  • Timeless Twine - Tuxedo Black
  • Lace & Button from stash

This is fun!
:) Janis

Marathon Post # 13 - Pumpkin Tag - Thanks



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Post #13

It's been 12 hours since I started posted projects every hour. Scroll down to see all the posts from earlier this morning. Ready for a Pumpkin tag? I have 4 pumpkin tags to show you!

  



  • Silhouette ID# 43062 (set of 4 different style tags)
  • Silhouette ID# 61252 (pumpkin)
  • Tim Holtz Walnut Stain - ink around edges
  • The Modern Meadow - pattern paper
  • Timeless Twine - Kraft Brown
  • Ribbon from stash
  • Pop dot for middle pumpkin layer to add dimension

Gobble, Gobble,
:) Janis

DoubleClick  AKA A Busy Bee - fruit ch (is pumpkin a fruit?)

Marathon Post # 12 - Take Off (Tag using Sketch Pens)



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Post #12

Hi, Crafters! Let's use Sketch Pens in the Cameo again!

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  • Silhouette ID# 43062 (set of 4 different style tags)
  • Silhouette ID# 11013 (UFO using Sketch Pen)
  • Chalking - background & image
  • Peachy Keen Stamps - PK-185 Nuts & Bolts sentiments
  • Ribbon from stash

We come in Peace,
:) Janis

Marathon Post # 11 - Party Tag



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Post #11

Party Tag!

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  • Sillhouette ID# 43062 (set of 4 different style tags with shadow)
  • Silhouette ID# 19569 (Ticket with layers) - top layer adhered with foam squares for dimension
  • Silhouette ID# 23846 (Hipster Saxophone player) using Silhouette software print 'n cut feature
  • Timeless Twine - Aqua Blue
  • Tim Holtz Walnut stain - grass, ticket, and tag edges

I love tags,
:) Janis

Marathon Post #10 - Coffee & Friends



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Post #10

Are you just now joining us? What?! You've already missed 9 previous posts for today. Scroll down to see them all and come back every hour to see more. My last post will be at 5:00 pm Eastern time.

3 Coffee & Friends stamped tags to show you. Hope you enjoy them!

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  • Silhouette ID# 42132 (set of different tags with shadow layer - Lori Whitlock file)
  • Timeless Twine Kraft Brown
  • Coffee band was stamped onto pattern paper, then hand cut and adhered to cup image with foam squares for dimension
  • Aqua Pen used to lightly watercolor the cup images
  • Tim Holtz Walnut Stain for inking edges

I love the smell of coffee. Don't drink it though.
:) Janis

Marathon Post #9 - Dog & Cat Tags using Sketch Pens in Cameo



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Post #9

Silhouette Sketch Pens = FUN
It's fun to watch it drawing the images. We have 2 Pitbulls named Mary Ann and Ginger. (Gilligan's Island may have had something to do with that choice. LOL) They are our sweet babies. When I saw the doggie sketch file, I knew I wanted to make it, even though the sketch is not a Pitbull, he's still a cutie. Since our babies are girls, I had to put a pink lacy ribbon on this tag. (When I was growing up, I thought all dogs were boys and all cats were girls. hahaha)

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For the cat lovers out there, didn't want to leave you out. Plus I love kitties too. I used colored this kitty in with purple. Hey - it could happen. There may be a purple kittie out there some where in the real world.
  • Silhouette ID# 43062 (set of 4 different style tags)
  • Silhouette ID# 45970 (Dog using Sketch Pen)
  • Silhouette ID# 45974 (Cat using Sketch Pen)
  • Chalking - background & image
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Feeling sketchy....
:) Janis

Marathon Post # 8 - So OWL-dorable



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Post #8

This is the 8th post already today! Have you see the previous 7 yet? Be sure to scroll down to check out all the projects already posted for today and come back in an hour to see more! Ready for a cute cookie treat box?  Who doesn't want a box of cookies?


  • Silhouette ID# 44622 (Lori Whitlock cookie box)
  • Silhouette ID# 54775 (print 'n cut owl)
  • Silhouette ID# 20609 (Lori Whitlock tree branch)


Yum! I admit, I ate these cookies after I took the photo. :)
:) Janis

Marathon Post #7 - Have a MICE day



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Post #7

We are on a roll! I have a beautiful pastel gift bag to show you using the Print 'n Cut feature on the Cameo.




  • Silhouette ID# 48958 (Lori Whitlock Gift bag)
  • Silhouette ID# 17155 (print 'n cut mouse)


Have  MICE day,
:) Janis

Submitted:
Crazy 4 Chs - animals (not bears or bunnies)

Marathon Post #6 - I MOOSE You So Much



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Post #6

Next up - Tags are always fun to make.



  • Silhouette ID# 43062 (set of 4 tags with shadow layers)
  • Silhouette ID# 25696 (moose)
  • My Creative Time Stitched Grass
  • Black Jewels for moose eyes

Moose you already,
:) Janis

Submitted:
Make My Monday - tags and toppers
Crazy 4 Chs - animal (not bears or bunnies)

Marathon Post #5 - COW's It Going?



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Post #5

Hi, Friends! I decided to create an Easel card. I haven't done one of those in a while.


  • Silhouette ID# 42699 (Lori Whitlock Bracket Easel Card)
    • I added a white cardstock strip to this for my sentiment
  • Silhouette ID# 38263 (cow holding heart)
    • Cow adhered with foam squares for dimension
  • Red Enamel Jewels
  • Antique Brads (holds card open)

She's such a cutie cow.
:) Janis

Submitted:
Shopping our Stash - Starting with ABC (Aqua chevron, Brads, Cow) (Brads are over a year old)
Crazy 4 Chs - animal (not bears or bunnies)

Marathon Post #4 - EWE Make Me Smile



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Post #4

I found an adorable sheep wearing a rain hat and rain boots. I adhered her to a round base card and attached her with an Action Wobble. She does a lot of rocking and wobbling. She makes me smile!


  • Silhouette ID# 42690 (Lori Whitlock Rounded card base)
    • I increased the round image matting circle quite a bit so my sheep would fit nicely inside.
  • Silhouette ID# 56613 (sheep with rain gear)
  • Action Wobble to adhere Sheep

Ewe make me smile,
:) Janis

Submitted:
Crazy 4 Chs - animal (not bears or bunnies)

Marathon Post #3 - Dreams Do Come True (Tag using Sketch Pens)



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Post #3

We are rolling with projects! Be sure to scroll down for the first couple posted today if you've missed them.  Have you guys had a chance to use the Silhouette Sketch Pens with your Cameo? It's so cool to watch it draw.

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  • Silhouette ID# 43062 (set of 4 different style tags)
  • Silhouette ID# 33596 (Castle using Sketch Pen)
  • Chalking - background & image
  • Timeless Twine - Tuxedo Black
  • Ribbon from stash

Dreams Do Come True,
:) Janis

Submitted:
Make My Monday - tags and toppers

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