Designer Series Paper SALE October 1 - 31

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Live out Loud (Print 'n Cut)



Hi, Crafters!

For the last 2 Thursdays, I've been showing you some
Print 'n Cut creations using my Cameo.
Here's one more for you!


  • Silhouette ID#
    • 59515 (little boy blowing bubbles using Print 'n Cut)
    • 42687 (Lori Whitlock center step card base)
  • Cardz TV Stamps "Ticket Talk 2" 
  • Foam squares to adhere little boy for dimension (Royal Castle Shoppe)
  • My Mind's Eye enamel dots
  • Tim Holtz Walnut Stain
  • Carta Bella 6x6 "Rough & Tumble" papers

WINNER from yesterday's comments is...

4:Georgiana

Congrats, Georgiana!
Email me at 66cricket at gmail cot com with your USA mailing address asap.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
:) Janis

Submitted:
613 Avenue - anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
Love to Create - summer
Clear it Out - Yellow
Shopping our Stash - use 3 from list (I used 3 die cuts - circle, scallop, boy)

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Have a MICE day

Hi, everyone! How's your summer going? I hope you are able to relax a little and have some fun. We've been busy tearing down part of our roof and rebuilding it. Always some demolition or construction going on at our house.

This is my second post for the day. Be sure to scroll down to see my other project.


I love making tags. I haven't made enough lately and had an itch to make one for today.
  • Silhouette ID# 43062 (set of 4 tags with shadow layer)
  • Silhouette ID# 17156 (mouse print 'n cut)
  • My Scrap Chick - Borders A Narrow (grass layers)
  • Solid papers from Bazzil
  • Stampin' Up pattern paper - Watercolor Wonderland
  • Cardz TV Stamps - More Critter Captions
  • Stampin' Up ink - Smoky Slate (I love this ink color!)
  • Timeless Twine - Bubble Gum Pink
  • Lace from Stash
  • Foam squares to adhere mouse for dimension

It's time for a Give-Away! Every now and then I have a little give-away on my blog. I don't advertise these give-aways anywhere because they are my thank you to YOU who visit my blog and leave me comments.  I want to thank you guys for that!

The give-away today is for a stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps called "Train Talk." I own this set too, and I love it. Great for those masculine cards, tags, gifts, and scrapbook pages you want to make.


MFP "Train Talk"
Retails for $17.99
Here is how you can enter to win:
1) Leave a comment on this post

That's it! Winner MUST contact me by Friday midnight or the prize will be re-drawn at a later date for another winner.  Winner MUST have a USA mailing address.  Winner will be posted in tomorrow's post. That post is already scheduled, so if you don't see the winner posted, check back - I'll add it to my post when I get up in the morning. My contact info will be in the post as well.

Good luck everyone! 

Thanks for stopping by today. Enjoy your hump day.
:) Janis

Submitted:
Alphabet Ch - L is for Lace
Divas By Design - anything goes
Crafting by Design - anything goes
Die Cuttin Divas - anything goes

Baby Chalkboard Easel Card (Lori Whitlock)



Hi, Friends!
Thanks for stopping by today.
For the last 2 Wednesdays,
it's all about Chalkboard Easel Cards using Lori Whitlock files.

Today's Chalkboard Easel card theme is Baby.


Silhouette ID# 62412
Hero Arts white ink pad
Craftin Desert Divas "Say it Big" stamp set

See you tomorrow.
:) Janis

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

PDE #15: At the Beach Sign



Hi, crafters!

is right in the middle of a
2 week challenge. The theme is...




Team B (that's me!) is posting more
inspiration for you with a reminder
you still have time to play along!

Ends Mon, Aug 4

Here is my project to inspire you to come
play along.




  • Miss Kate Cuttables BEACH sign here
  • I did make the seashells and starfish a little larger than the pattern suggested
  • My Creative Time:
    • Stitched Tab Die
    • Tab Notes stamp set
  • Tim Holtz Walnut Stain
  • Beach Sign adhered with foam squares from the Royal Castle Shoppe

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 
Don't forget to head over to
and link up your project.

:) Janis

Submitted:
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
Crafty Creations - cards that make you smile (the beach makes me smile)
Sister Act - anything goes

Monday, July 28, 2014

Twine Spool Boxes (love this!)



Hi, Crafters!
I found the coolest cut file in the Silhouette store.
It's by Jamie Lane and she has a photo tutorial of how to assemble it on her blog here


It's set up to store the boxes so the hole is at the bottom for pulling out the twine you need for your project. That's how I cut my pattern paper for this project.



 

However, I find for my personal use, it works better to store the boxes with the hole at the top because I have them in baskets on my desk. The hole at the top makes grabbing the twine much easier since they are in baskets. It also means I cut all my papers upside down, but oh well. In this case function over presentation rules. I also cut an extra piece to cover the top (which is really the bottom). 


For the twine I buy by the yard (instead of by the spool), I just wrap it around a jumbo Popsicle stick. I used to wrap it around a clothespin, but found this to be bulky. I hold the ends to the Popsicle stick with Washi tape.


  • Silhouette ID# 46239 (twine storage box)
  • Assembly tutorial by Jamie Lane here
  • Bazzill white cardstock (base) 
  • All pattern papers from GCD Studios (Fun House) from Hobby Lobby
  • Scor Tape 
  • Clear plastic sheets for see-through window from recycled clear stamp packaging (I was able to cut out 6 of these windows with only 1 clear stamp packaging!)

I still need to write the names of the twine on the top of the boxes for easy reference.  All of the twines you see are from Timeless Twine (love this stuff!).

Thanks for stopping by today!
:) Janis

Submitted:
Crafty Girls - anything goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - anything goes

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Thank you SEW much



Hi, crafters!
You know I love creating cute things, but today I'm trying my hand at a more "grown-up" look.  You may call it Vintage. It's a lot different from what I'm used to, but I think it turned out okay.



Pattern papers from Carta Bella 6x6 Sew Lovely

Cardz TV Stamps "Sew Much Fun"

My Creative Time Stitched Oval

Tim Holtz Walnut Stain

Foam Squares for image dimension

Button, Thread, Rhinestone from stash

Silhouette ID# 6044 (mannequin)
Silhouette ID# 6059 (flower for mannequin)

Thanks for stopping by.
:) Janis

Submitted:
613 Avenue - anything goes, optional use a sentiment
Crafty Girls - anything goes
Penny's Ch - anything goes
Sister Act - anything goes, cards only
Fusion - photo inspiration or sketch or both (photo inspiration - I used the pink flowers in my card)

Saturday, July 26, 2014

New Home CAS card (and LEGOS!)



Hi, Crafters!
Today I am attempting (as I do on occasion) 
to create a CAS (clean and simple) card.

CAS definition:
One main image / focal point
Lots of white space
Minimal embellishments


  • Silhouette ID# 60552
  • Mark's Finest Stamps "Tweet That"
  • Ribbon & Button from Walmart
  • Thread from American Crafts
  • Papers from Bazzill

Our niece is purchasing her first home this summer.
How exciting! We are going to miss her House Warming party,
but will mail her out this card with a Gift Card to Lowe's.
Everyone needs a gift card to Lowe's. 

Submitted:
Crafty Girls - anything goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - anything goes
Sister Act - anything goes


In other news...........

I finished my Lego building, the Cinema Palace!
Got up a little after 4am on Thursday morning, and started the building the roof  for it around 6am. A few hours later I added it to the other 2 floors I had already completed a while back and voila! 'Tis done.
I love these Lego buildings.





Thanks for stopping by.
Enjoy the rest of your day.
Janis

Friday, July 25, 2014

SOUS: Food or Beverage

A new Die Cut challenge starts today 
over at Stuck On U Sketches! 
I hope you'll join us for this die cut challenge. 
Create any type of project 
you would like using our theme, 
Food or Beverage.





You can link up your project HERE

I chose to use this cute little Ice Cream Cart
3D project from the Silhouette Online Store.






  • I followed the assembly instructions (with lots of photos) HERE
  • All solid papers are Bazzill textured cardstock
  • Everything adhered together with liquid glue
  • The eye was colored in with a black pen
I'm thinking about maybe swapping out the
ice cream cone on the side with a peanut
or piece of popcorn for other
projects using this file.
How cute would that be?


Thanks for stopping by today to see what I'm up to.
:) Janis

Submitted:
613 Avenue - anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
Love to Create - bright and sunny
The Sisterhood of Crafters - die curs or punches (die cuts)
DoubleClick Connections- ice cream

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Just Chillin' (Print N Cut)



Hi, Crafters!
Last Thursday, today and next Thursday,
I'll be showing you projects using the 
Cameo Print 'n Cut feature.

Today I used a little girl flying a kite along with

some regular cuts and metal dies.





  • Silhouette ID# 
    • 39773 (Lori Whitlock Side Step Card base)
    • 59518 (little girl holding kite - print 'n cut)
    • 39076 (tire swing tree)
    • 19663 (fence)
  • My Creative Time
    • Stitched Grass die
    • Stitched Clouds die
    • Stitched Tab die
    • Things I Love stamp set
  • Tim Holtz Walnut Stain
  • Foam square to adhere little girl for dimension (Royal Castle Shoppe)
  • Papers from Echo Park 6x6 Splendid Sunshine (Royal Castle Shoppe)


Thank you for visiting my blog each day and leaving me sweet comments.
The winner from yesterday's give-away is
#5 Sue K
Congrats, Sue!
Send me an email right away to 66cricket at gmail dot com.
I'll have more random give-aways on my blog just for those of you who visit me and leave me comments.
I do not advertise these give-aways. They are for you guys who visit and comment anyway, even when there's not a give-away because I appreciate you.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

See you tomorrow.
:) Janis

Submitted:
613 Avenue - anything goes
Cupcake Inspirations - color ch (see below)
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
Love to Create - bright and sunny
The Sisterhood of Crafters - die cuts or punches
Papertake Weekly - Jolly holiday Christmas or Summer (summer)
Crafty Creations - cards that make you smile
Silhouette Chs - Print 'n Cut feature

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Enjoy Your Day

For my current Give-Away... click HERE

Welcome back to my blog! I have another project to show you today. A Clean and Simple Card.


  • Silhouette ID# 20609 (owl on branch)
  • My Creative Time Stitched Cloud Dies
  • Stampin' Up Gorgeous Grunge background stamps
  • Tim Holtz Walnut Stain
  • Stampin' Up inks: Soft Suede, Tempting Turquoise, and Coastal Cabana
  • Penny Black "Betsy Bluebell" stamp set for sentiment
  • Foam square to adhere owl for dimension
  • Black enamel dots for eyes 

Thanks for stopping by today!
:) Janis

Submitted:
Freshly Made Sketches - sketch (see below)
Pinspirational - photo inspiration (see below)
Inkspirational - splash (background splash)

 

Thank You Chalkboard Easel Card (Lori Whitlock)



Hi, Friends!
Thanks for stopping by today.
Last Wednesday, today, and next Wednesday
it's all about Chalkboard Easel Cards using Lori Whitlock files.

Today's Chalkboard Easel card theme is Thank You.


Silhouette ID# 62413
Hero Arts white ink pad
Craftin Desert Divas "Say it Big" stamp set


I do believe I feel like having another Give-Away today on my blog!
Woo-hoo!
Who wants to win some stamps?


The Scrapbooking Queen's "Royal Garden" stamp set

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post.
I am not advertising this Give-Away. 
This is for all of you that normally and regularly visit my blog.
I will post the winner in tomorrow's post which is already scheduled, 
so if you don't see the winner announced, 
just check back a little later for it. 
I'll update tomorrow's post with the winner as soon as I get up in the morning.
(USA mailing address only)
The winner should contact me right away to claim their prize
or I'll use this as a give-away again on a later date.
My contact email will be included in the post announcing the winner.
Good luck!


See you tomorrow.
:) Janis

Submitted:
Sisterhood of Crafters - die cuts or punches

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

PDE #15: 3 or more pattern papers



Hi, crafters!

has started a brand new challenge today!



Ends Mon, Aug 4

Here is my project to inspire you to come
play along.



  • Miss Kate Cuttables:
  • Using Tuesday Morning Sketch #253 here 
  • Title adhered with foam squares for dimension from the Royal Castle Shope
  • Tim Holtz Walnut Stain


 


Thank you so much for stopping by today! 
Don't forget to head over to
and link up your project.

:) Janis

Submitted:
Love to Create - bright and sunny
Dream Valley - summer
Pile It On - summer fun
Make My Monday - vacation
Cute Card Thursday - fun in the sun
4 Crafty Chicks - the great outdoor

Monday, July 21, 2014

Birthday Boy Dump Truck Shaped Card

Good morning! 
Did you have a great weekend? We did. Tom got a lot done on the house construction with help from a couple of great guys. Still a lot of work to be done, but it's coming along nicely even with the weekend rain showers.

Today I have a Dump Truck shaped card for a birthday boy to show you.
The wheels are adhered with brads, so they turn. Fun!
And the dump part of the truck is also adhered with a brad so it can be moved up and down to dump and reload a haul. There is a little tap under the dump bed to stop it from swinging down to the tires.

I found this shaped card in the Silhouette store, and it included a link to an assembly tutorial. I love it when cuts include tutorial links!




  • Silhouette ID# 59500 
  • Cardz TV Stamps "Make a Wish"
  • Assembly Tutorial here
  • Tiny Silver brads from Stampin' Up
  • Papers from Bazzill and K&Co.

Thanks for stopping by today!
See you tomorrow.
:) Janis

Submitted:
Crafting by Designs - month long anything goes
Sister Act - anything goes
Cardz TV - child's birthday using brads, buttons or bows (I used brads)
Simply Create Too - for a child

You Light Up My Life - Swing Card



Hi!

How about a Swing Card for today?




  • Silhouette ID# 28759 (Lori Whitlock swing card)
  • Silhouette ID# 7168 (lamp - set of 4 different style lamps)
  • Lamp adhered with foam squares for dimension (Royal Castle Shoppe)
  • Tim Holtz Walnut Stain
  • All papers from Walmart (tie dye collection and white cardstock)
  • Button and yarn from stash
  • My Creative Time "You're Brilliant" stamp & die set for sentiment & light bulb stamp
  • Enamel dots from Michaels

Thanks for stopping by!
Janis

Submitted:
613 Avenue - anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes



Sunday, July 20, 2014

Miss Kate Cuttables DT Day: Paradise Found


Hi, Crafters! Janis here from Pause Dream Enjoy.
Today is my Design Team posting day for
I made a fun Paradise card to show you today,
but first, did you see today's FREEBIE?
It's only free for today, so make sure you go grab it!




For today's card, I decided to use 2 Miss Kate Cuttables files:

 


Here's my Paradise Found card:




  • Miss Kate Cuttables:
  • Sentiment - Craftin Desert Divas "Destination Fun"
  • Close to My Heart "Pacifica" ink
  • House and sentiment both adhered with foam squares from the Royal Castle Shoppe
  • Solid papers from Bazzill
  • Pattern papers K&Co
  • Tim Holtz Walnut Stain ink
  • Black rhinestone (door handle) from stash


Love how easily Miss Kate Cuttables' files layer.
Thanks for stopping by today to see what I'm up to.
Go grab today's FREEBIE!

The winner from my comment give-away yesterday is BRENDA (comment #3)!  Brenda, please email me with your USA address to 66cricket at gmail dot com.

Submitted:

Craftin Desert Divas - summer
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
Die Cuttin Divas - beach inspired
Creative Card Crew - sea or beach
Dream Valley - summer
Little Red Wagon - vacation

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Let the Good Times Roll


Hi, Crafters!
I have a groovy tag to share with you today.
This tag uses the Cameo Print 'n Cut feature.
I printed a bunch of these different hipsters.
Just love them.

But before we get to that, I wanted to let you know how much I love your comments. Especially those of you who leave me comments every day. You guys ROCK! As a little thank you, I'm going to give away a stamp set to one lucky person who leaves a comment on this post. I'm not advertising this give-away. It's only for those of you who already visit my blog often and leave me sweet comments. I'll post the winner on Sunday in my regular post. If you don't see it, just check back - I'll add it to my regular post after I get up on Sunday if my post is already live by then.
(USA shipping address only)



This stamp set retails for $17.99
Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps
"Autumn Splendor"

This is a new stamp set, but not in retail packaging.
The stamp set overlay has Autumn Splendor spelled wrong, but the stamp itself is correct.
(It's spelled "splender" on the overlay but the stamp is correct with "splendor.")

Now, back to our regularly scheduled crafty post.........



Our son recently got transferred to Kansas.
(He's in the Army.)
I put this in the mail to him last week. He seems to
be liking Kansas so far - which is good!


  • Silhouette ID# 
    • 47742 (Chevron Tag)
    • 23841 (Hipster musician)
  • Cardz TV Stamps "Good Times"
  • Ribbon from Walmart
  • Button and string from stash
  • Foam squares to adhere hipster for dimension (Royal Castle Shoppe)
  • I created a shadow for this tag using the Cameo Offset feature
  • Hipster musician created using the Cameo Print 'n Cut feature
  • Tim Holtz Walnut Stain
Thanks for swinging by today.
:) Janis

Submitted:
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
Crafting by Designs - month long anything goes
Silhouette Chs- use the print 'n cut feature
Moving along with the times - color theme (see below)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Gift Purse (and another project - Legos!)

I know you guys think I craft all day long and don't do anything else with my time. But I really do have other interests. Another thing I love to do is build Lego buildings.  I'm working on the Cinema Palace 3 story building right now. I've got the first 2 floors completed and will probably start and finish the 3rd floor one day next week. Want to see?

First Floor...........



 

Second Floor...........



 


Now, back to our regularly scheduled paper craft project.....



This project is my "Clean and Simple" project for the week.
One cut. One metal die.
One ribbon. One magnet set. One ink.




Tim Holtz Walnut stain
My Creative Time Fun Size Scallop Stitched Bow die
My Creative Time Scallop & Stitched Circle dies
Cardz TV Stamps "Picture This"
Magnets for closure (Royal Castle Shoppe)
Ribbon from stash
Silhouette ID# 46540 (purse)


Easy Peasy
Fill it with some candy or tissues or $$ and give
as a gift to someone special.

This is so easy, you could make a ton of them
in a short amount of time for party favors,
bridal party gifts,
place cards at a formal dinner, etc. So many ideas.

Thanks for stopping by today!
:) Janis

Submitted:
The Squirrel and the Fox - ribbon and lace (ribbon handle and lacy-look bow)
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - buttons bows bling - any or all 3 (I chose bow)
Clear it Out - KISS Keep It Simple Silly
Creative Moments - anything goes