Friday, April 17, 2015

Project Life Week 15 Double Layout

Hi! I'm slowly getting things unpacked and put away here in our new house.  So much to do, but I'm not stressing about it. Just doing a little at a time. My husband always says, "Work smart, not hard." Good advice.

Here are my Week 15 scrapbook pages using the Project Life pocket system.  I have lots of Project Life cards, but I have found even though they are fun to use, I also enjoy just cutting up my 12x12 papers for the backgrounds in the pockets too.

I used lots of Print 'n Cuts from the Silhouette store. Love my Silhouette subscription!

Those last 2 photos of the sunset - that was our view the night we moved in.
Breath-takingly beautiful.

Enjoy your day! See you next time.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Encouragement Mini

Hi, everyone! I hope you guys are enjoying your April so far. What have you been doing this spring?

As I write this, it's actually March 12, 2015; not even April yet. The weather is warming up to mild instead of freezing; flowers are beginning to bloom; pollen is dusting the windshields and sidewalks; and I'm loving it.

The project I have to show you today was made especially for a family member who is taking care of her husband as he fights Lewey Body Syndrome, Parkinson's, and now cancer. I'm hoping she will place it somewhere to remind her there is strength beyond our own limits.

This is an accordion album. It can sit on your desk, dresser, coffee table, shelf, wherever.

Scriptures for both sides were stamped using Mary's Cardz TV Stamp sets:

  • Rejoice
  • Easter Blessings


  • Cut a piece of cardstock to 12" x 4"
  • Score every 3"
  • Accordion fold
  • Cut matting for each panel at 2 3/4" x 3 3/4"
  • Cut decorative paper for each panel at 2 5/8" x 3 5/8"
  • Cut solid white cardstock for stamping messages at 2 1/8" x 3 1/8"
I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Wild Honey" and a sponging tool to soften the white around the edges, but leave some white space in the Scripture message.

Chipboard Hearts are from Studio Calico's Project Life monthly kits.
Decorative papers from KasierCraft "Fine & Sunny" 6 1/2" square pad.

This came together easily and quickly. You can customize this for any occasion, celebration, or thinking of you project.  I love making these.

Thanks for stopping by today to see what I'm up to. Enjoy the rest of your day!
:) Janis

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Weight Watchers Wednesday

Oh my gosh! I'm so glad to have internet again! They just got it hooked up yesterday at our new house. I'm surrounded by unpacked boxes and unmoved furniture to it's rightful place. My crafting may take a while to get back in full swing. I went from a very large walk-in craft closet customized with tons of storage space to a room with a small closet and no shelves. Everything is in boxes with no where to store it yet. But it will work out. Just may take a while to come up with a new organizational system. All of this is COMPLETELY off topic.... sorry...

Okay, so time for my Weight Watchers Wednesday post. Did you guys track your steps last week? How many average steps a day did you get? I've gotten more than normal with all the packing and moving boxes around, so it was a good step week for me. I'm sure it will get back to normal as soon as I get everything unpacked and put where I want it. I have my VivoFit linked to my Weight Watchers account. They auto'magically' sync with each other so that the more active I am, the more activity points I earn which can be then used for food points or just accumulate during the week. Whatever activity points that are NOT used, are wiped away when my new week starts. I was able to earn 19 activity points last week. Yes, I was tired and my feet hurt a LOT.

I couldn't find the bathroom scale until after lunch on Monday. I kept looking in large boxes for it, but it was then discovered in a small box instead. So instead of weighing myself first thing in the morning on Monday morning like I've always done, I wasn't able to weigh in until after I'd had a nice lunch. Which I'm sure reflected itself in my weight, but oh well. It was the best I could do under these circumstances.

Start 203.4 (January 26)
185.2 (April 13)
- 1.4 (for the week)
- 18.2 (since start)

Very happy with my weigh-in!

Did you see that Weight Watchers has a new JOIN incentive going on? If any of you ever want to join Weight Watchers, use this link.....


That way if there is an incentive going on for inviting a friend or joining through a friend, we will both get whatever perks may be offered. :)

Enjoy the rest of your day!
:) Janis 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Week 14 Project Life Scrapbook Page

Here is my 1 page layout for Week 14 highlighting...

  • A couple of photos from Kevin's modeling photo-shoot
  • Stamped and colored Easter filler card using Unity Stamps right beside a couple of Easter photos
  • Some random photos of the lake house, Mary Ann snuggling with me, Kati building some shelves for her new room, Jimmy's motorcycle day trip, Keri and Kevin at the zoo, a scary train tunnel we drove through, Bonnie helping pressure wash the deck, and our empty living room in the new house.
  • A filler card created for Celebrating New Beginnings (our new house and move that week) with stamps from Unity Stamps and colored with Prisma pencils. Also a little write-up blurb about our week with a photo of Tom in his new Lake Life clothes.

:) Janis

Weight Watchers Wednesday

{This post was suppose to go live LAST Wednesday, April 8th, but we have been in the process of moving and without internet until TODAY.}

Good morning!  So glad you stopped by for my Weight Watchers Wednesday post.

I was doing so good last week until the Easter Bunny came with all that chocolate. I admit it. I went a little crazy eating chocolate over the weekend.

My weigh-in day was Monday. I lost a whopping 0.2 pounds. Hey - I'll take it! Any loss is a good loss!

Your challenge for this week:  Walk at least 5,000 steps a day. You can track them with something like a VivoFit or similar wrist band device, or you can use your iPhone Health app or other similar free app for your phone. 5,000 steps may sound like a lot, but it's really not. You'd be surprised.  Let me know next week in the comment section if you reach your goal!

Until next week,
:) Janis

P.S. I know this is short - I'm writing this on Monday morning, and I've got lots of packing to do for the move!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Hello from the Herd

Hi, everyone! I love this sketch by Freshly Made Sketches. It's simple and makes a beautiful layout.

Enjoy your weekend.
:) Janis

Friday, April 3, 2015

TOAD-ally Awesome

Ribbit!  Ribbit!  Time's fun when you're having FLIES. :)
Here's a card I mailed to my daddy this week.

  • Cardz TV Stamps "TOAD-ally Awesome"
  • Sil ID# 4547 - scallop border on background dividing pattern papers
  • Sil ID# 57558 - nested circles and nested scallop circles (all one cut file)
  • Sil ID# 3744 - spring set (multiple images including frog)
  • Pattern papers from stash
  • Little banners and sentiment banner all flagged on the ends using a square punch
  • Background matting behind frog is actually white cardstock that I chalked in blue
Thanks for HOPping by today. Hope your weekend is unFROGettable in a TOAD-ally good way. 
:) Janis

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Have an EGGS-tra Special Easter!

Hi all my crafty, bloggy, scrappy friends! Tomorrow is Good Friday, and Sunday is Easter. I hope you all have a very nice weekend whether you have plans or no plans at all.

I used a very simple cut file for my card today. Seems like simple layers are my best friends these days.

Mary's Cardz TV Stamps - Easter Punnies

  • Decorative papers from Hobby Lobby's Best Day Ever pad
  • Sil ID# 39401
  • Chipboard Hearts from various Studio Calcio Project Life monthly kits
I was wondering how Easter is scheduled each year. Mr. Google provided this answer for me in case you are also curious about this:

There ya go.  :)
Enjoy the rest of your day!
Happy Easter!
:) Janis

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