Sunday, December 21, 2014

MKC DT Day - Ice Skating Penguin Gift Box

Hi, Crafters! Janis here from Pause Dream Enjoy.
Today is my Design Team posting day for
But first, did you see today's FREEBIE?
It's only free for today, so make sure you go grab it!

For today's project, I decided to use:

Ice Skating
Here's my project:

Miss Kate Cuttables Ice Skating

I used the PNG image in the Cameo software
Created a shadow layer for it,
Then I used the Print 'n Cut feature.

Silhouette ID# 37193 - Gift Box with slits for ribbon

I found a TAG punch at Walmart in October & grabbed that sucker!
The To From stamp fit perfect on it!
A red Jelly dot added to tag.

Craftin Desert Divas - Simply Christmas - sentiment
Here's a close-up of the sentiment:

You can shop Craftin Desert Divas stamps HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today to see what I'm up to.
Go grab today's FREEBIE!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

CDD - Stamped Flower Card

Hi, Crafters!

Did you notice there is no pattern paper on this card?
I love pattern paper, but sometimes Clean and Simple
with solid cardstock works just as well.

I used a sponge dauber to add different colors of ink to my stamp.
Love inking up stamps that way.
This is an old Stampin' Up flower stamp (Because I Care) from my stash.
Inks: Baked Brown Sugar, Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzazz

The stamp set used is Craftin Desert Divas - Simply Said - sentiment stamp set.
Here's a closer look at the cute sentiment...

Thanks for stopping by today.
:) Janis

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A Bimini Moose PL post...

I have started a brand new blog dedicated to my Project Life Adventure. It's called

I'd love you to pop over and FOLLOW me there.

For my post today here at Pause Dream Enjoy, I'm just sharing my post from Bimini Moose.
I haven't had a lot of time to craft lately, and didn't want you guys to wonder where I went off to and if I was ever coming back. Forgive me for not having a lot of projects this week. I'll get rolling on that again real soon.

As I'm watching videos and checking out Project Life blogs, I just get more and more excited.

I got an email today that my Project Life order will be here on Friday! Yay! That's a lot sooner than I expected.

I saw that Amazon has a great deal on the
Becky Higgins Photo Pocket Pages - Big Pack of Design A (60 Pages)

I ordered a pack this morning for $10.19, then went back to get the link for you and it's dropped to $8.95. Wow! That's around 15 cents a page (if I did my math right). I decided not to post a link since I was signed into my account at the time, but just type in Project Life pocket pages in the search bar, and you'll find it. If you are a Prime Member like we are, you'll even get 2-day free shipping!

Back in the summer, Tom & I bought a new printer. I wanted something I knew I could print photos with, but have been so scared to "use up all the ink" or "ruin the photo learning how to do it." Yesterday I saw a video tutorial of how to print 2 photos onto one 4x6 photo sheet using It is a great video, and I've embedded it below for you to watch. 

Everything was great until it got to the printing part. I don't have the software she used for printing, so had to figure out a way to get it to print from Word. I did finally figure it out, but don't ask me how. LOL I messed around so much with it, I don't remember what all I did. But I saved it! So next time all I have to do is exchange the photo for what I want to print at that time.

Here is my first photo printed to 4x6 HP photo paper. I LOVE IT! It didn't even take nearly as long as I thought it would to print.

I plan on doing an introduction page at the beginning of my new PL album just throwing in some photos from 2014 that I love and including very simply "2014 Highlights" bullet listing. I'll use the same album to ease on to 2015. I plan to try to do a page per week, but we'll see how that goes. No pressure if I decide to change that up a bit for what works best with my life and schedule.

Thanks for stopping by today. I'd love it if you would FOLLOW me in the right sidebar. It's acting a little fickle so far, so if you have trouble, please use the FOLLOW BY EMAIL option and then try again with the regular Follow button at a later time.

Have a FABULOUS day!
:) Janis

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

PDE - North Pole

A new challenge stated today at 

This week's theme:

Here is my project:

Sil ID# 69750 - Polar Bear Box
Sil ID# 51612 - North Pole Sign
Craftin Desert Divas TAG IT stamp set and die cuts for label
Craftin Desert Divas PICTURE THAT stamp set for Happy Day sentiment
Here's a close-up of the sentiment:


I think it turned out so cute!
Hope you'll link up with your project at
:) Janis

Monday, December 15, 2014

Bimini Moose

I started a new blog today that is dedicated to just my Project Life Adventure.
It's called BIMINI MOOSE.

I'd LOVE it if you would pop over and FOLLOW me!

Here's the link:

:) Janis

Project Life

Good morning! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. We had a lot of fun doing all kinds of things:

  • There was my husband's work dinner at a restaurant we've never been to before - it was delicious & fun!
  • Bonnie got to stay with Kati for a little bit while we went out. She loves visiting her sisters.
  • Our son, Jimmy finished up a two week Army leave staying with us and visiting family and friends he hasn't seen in a while. It was great to be able to spend that time with him before he had to return to Kansas and get back to Army life.
          Jimmy doing his Spock thing....

  • We visited a neighborhood near Columbia that we've been daydreaming about moving to for the past 3-4 years. I think we've finally decided on a lot and have narrowed the floor plan down to three possibilities. MAYBE we can start building in the spring. It's such a dream of our's, I'm not sure it's actually going to become reality until I have the paperwork in my hand. 
  • We made a road trip to Georgia to visit the Apple store there. (Why is there not an Apple store in Columbia, SC?) We looked at the Mac computers and did some drooling over those too. While we were there Tom suggested I mention to them that my new iPhone 6 sporadically stops the sounds it's suppose to make for calls, texts, etc. Do you know they replaced my phone with a brand new one? I was shocked and thankful. And the customer service and sale agents were all very friendly. Nothing but good things to say about that particular store.
  • We walked next door to a toy store. Bonnie walked right in and said, "My Little Ponies?" They pointed to where they were and she said, "Thank you." I swear, that child cracks me up every day. She is social and loves meeting new people. She even invited the Apple store tech to come to our house while we were there. LOL
          She asked us to take this picture and give to Santa...

  •  For lunch we ate at Buffalo Wild Wings. Again, we'd never been there either. DELICOUS! Let me give all you waiters and waitresses out there a hint - if you want a good tip from us - remember Bonnie's name and when she talks to you, even if you can't understand what she's saying, smile and respond. Because we always give a generous tip to those who do. And our server that day did. She'd walk up to the table and ask me and Tom if we needed anything. Then she would look at Bonnie and say, "Do you need more Pepsi, Bonnie? Let me refill that for you." Yes, she got a very nice tip.

I'm sure you're tired of hearing about my weekend now, but it's nice to just chat with you sometimes.

I have decided I'm going to start doing Project Life in January. I don't know a lot about it, but I can learn as I go or just make up my own rules. :) I have been a scrapbooker since the 80's in high school. My scrapbooking has evolved and changed over the years, but since the kids have grown up and moved out, I find I want to scrapbook, but just don't have the photos of them like I used to. Plus just the thought of designing and paper piecing a 12x12 scrapbook page these days, weighs me down. Call me old, but it's the truth. I also think I need a new hobby. Sometimes I just get the blahs, unmotivated, uninspired, and think, "I need a new HOBBY!" I'm not making any promises with the Project Life idea. I may decide it's overwhelming and just do it part of next year. So I'm not going into this with a lot of "Rules" and "Pressure" to do it a certain way for a certain length of time. I want this to be fun, exciting, and a new outlet for creativity. I think it's going to be great. I hope so.

All that said, I'd love to see how you create Project Life Pages. Please link up to your blog posts for as many of your Project Life pages and videos you'd like to share with me. I need information & inspiration! Like I said, I don't have a clue what I'm doing yet, so inspire me! I've ordered a ton of PL stuff from HSN. Should be here the day before or after Christmas. Just in time to get started for January!

I'm going to create a PAGE TAB at the top of my blog for PROJECT LIFE. You can link up your pages here ENDLESSLY. The more the better. I will also be having a Project Life challenge once a month over at PDE Linky Party starting in January - so feel free to share!

Thanks for sitting and chatting with me a while. Big hugs!
:) Janis


Saturday, December 13, 2014

SSS - Season's Greetings stamped card

Hi, crafters. Hope your weekend is going well.
We went to my husband's work party last night.
That was a blast!

Today I have a stamped card to show you
using Simon Says Stamp - Holly Berries set.

Pretty Clean & Simple, huh?
Stampin Up inks: Real Red & Pear Pizzazz
Momento Tuxedo Black ink for sentiment

Enjoy your weekend!
See you next time,
:) Janis

Friday, December 12, 2014

CIU - Christmas Gift

Happy Friday!

There is a brand new challenge up at CUT IT UP and the theme is Christmas Card or Gift with Buttons and use a DIE CUT.

I LOVE this challenge theme!
I had a ton of fun creating my project to show you today.
Here it is!

Gift container - Sil ID# 51071
White, Green, and Red tulle - Amazon
Spellbinders Linen Thread
Button from Stash
Snowflake adhered with foam square for dimension
Tag - Craftin Desert Divas - Tag It (cut file)
Stamped sentiment - Craftin Desert Divas - Simply Christmas

Here's a close-up of the tag:

Peachy Keen Stamps - PK-M10 Mini "What's So Funny Snowman"
The snowman was colored using my Aqua Painter and ink pads. I love that soft affect.
Simon Says Stamp "Be Joyful" - background snow
Some pretty & shiny flowers used as falling snow.

Check out what the other Design Team Members 
came up with for this challenge at Cut It Up
then be inspired yourself. 

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