Designer Series Paper SALE October 1 - 31

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Road Work


This week's Color Challenge



My Design Team Project



Digital Delights, Builder Brian


Be sure to come by and submit your project

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

New Blog for Stampin' Up Projects

Hi, crafters!

I have created a brand new blog just for my Stampin' Up projects.

Happy Day Stamping


Exciting!

Pause Dream Enjoy will continue to showcase projects using other products I love and all of my Design team makes. My new blog, Happy Day Stamping, will be exclusively for Stampin' Up creations.  

I would LOVE it if you guys would pop over there and become a FOLLOWER. 
Brand new blog = very sad new FOLLOW section at the moment. 
You know how that goes. It takes a while to build up new followers on a new blog.

Happy Day Stamping will have monthly give-aways, showcase new Stampin' Up products, specials, and of course have the Paper Pumpkin kit monthly reveals and makes.

I will also be having some give-aways here at Pause Dream Enjoy in an effort to de-stash my craft area. There are some things I'm just not using, and someone needs to be enjoying them. :) 

Enjoy your day!
Hope to see you over at Happy Day Stamping!

The Holly & Ivy Christmas Ch# 7


Today starts the next challenge at The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge!

Challenge #7

Always Anything Christmas Goes

My Design Team Project



Project Life card for tag base
EK Success, Scalloped Scallop punch
Martha Stewart leaf punch
Stampin' Up punch for sentiment mat
Studio G red gems


Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you'll come link up and play along with us!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Bitten by the Bug 2 Challenge (Friends Forever)


Hi, Crafters!
It's time for a new challenge over at Bitten By the Bug 2!
Remember to always include a 
Cricut cartridge cut or Cricut digital library cut 
on your project plus the current theme. 

This Week's Challenge Theme


May 29 - Friends Forever

My Design Team Project


Cricut Cuts
Pirate, Treasure Chest, Tree - Buccaneer (print then cut)

Other Supplies
Lawn Fawn stitched landscape dies
My Create Time waves stitched dies
Cloud embossing folder
Stampin' Up Modern Label punch


Thanks so much for stopping by.
Don't forget to link up your Cricut project over at Bitten By the Bug 2!

Always Fun Ch# 8 Graduation


Hi, crafters! It's time for our weekly challenge over at Always Fun Challenges!
You can create any type of paper project as long as it follows the weekly theme.

Ch# 8 Graduation
My Design Team Project

Anna Griffin Sunny Salutations card making kit
Sequins added from stash



Look! It pops up! I love her kits. She makes everything so easy.
This was really fun to create.




Enjoy the rest of your day!

Hope to see your project linked up at Always Fun Challenges.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Card Oopsie

I didn't have anything scheduled to post yesterday or for today, 
so I thought I'd share with you my card oopsie.
This is the tiniest card I've ever made, but it wasn't on purpose.


Look! It fits in the palm of my hand.


It measures a little over an inch and a half when folded for mailing. 


And then I smudged the sentiment, so I'm pretty sure this little oopsie is staying with me in my craft room.

I used my Cricut and Lori Whitlock's All Occasion Box Cards.
I didn't resize the file. Just cut it out how it put it on my virtual mat in Design Space.
Why wouldn't they just bring in the file the correct size?


Logically, I should have resized it larger.
But on my computer it looked good. LOL
There are measurements in the handbook, but I don't know what I'm suppose to do with that information. 

Oh well. It's a teeny weeny Get Well card that turned out cute even though it's way too small.

Enjoy your weekend!
:) Janis

Friday, May 26, 2017

Pause Dream Enjoy Linky Party #174 Anything but a Card (optional theme: treat containers)

Pause Dream Enjoy Linky Party 

#174 Anything but a Card

Optional Theme: Treat Containers


My Design Team Project



I love these! They are called Bag in a Box, and the tutorial has been around for a few years. I've made them before, but completely forgot about them. If you would like to watch a YouTube tutorial, HERE is the one I followed. 

You'll need the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board.
Basically you start off with 6" x 6" double sided cardstock.
Place paper edge at 1 3/8", punch and score. 
Slide paper down to 4", punch and score.
Then turn it to the other 3 sides lining up the score lines with the guide, punch and score.
Round your corners.
On the 2 sides with the larger triangle, you'll cut down both sides of that to the score line. This allows you to fold those sides.
It's so cute!!

I used Close To My Heart cardstock and sponged all the fold lines with ink.
Tiny flower punch
Studio G gems
Simon Says Stamp stitched banner dies





Thursday, May 25, 2017

A Card A Day In May - 25

#acardadayinmay2017



I’m participating in #acardadayinmay2017 
started by Robyn of My Pink Stamper in 2016.

This is an opportunity for me to hand make and mail out 31 cards in the month of May. It’s my goal to inspire, encourage, and share not only my love of hand made crafts, but also share a part of me with you, and hopefully brighten your day knowing you are loved and in my thoughts today. We all love Happy Mail days! Have a Blessed Day. Smiles!

Hi, crafters!


MFT Die-namics stitched rectangle dies
pink card base
pattern papers from scraps

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Paper Play Sketches #43

#acardadayinmay2017



I’m participating in #acardadayinmay2017 started by Robyn of My Pink Stamper in 2016.
This is an opportunity for me to hand make and mail out 31 cards in the month of May. It’s my goal to inspire, encourage, and share not only my love of hand made crafts, but also share a part of me with you, and hopefully brighten your day knowing you are loved and in my thoughts today. We all love Happy Mail days! Have a Blessed Day. Smiles!

Paper Play Sketches #43

This week's Sketch



My Design Team Project



Stampin' Up Cloud embossing folder
My Creative Time, Stitched Grass Die
Scallop & Circle punches
Simon Says Stamp, Stitched Banner Dies
Doodlebug Design, Sprinkles




Be sure to come by and submit your project

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Delightful Wednesdays - Flower Power Rosie

#acardadayinmay2017


I’m participating in #acardadayinmay2017 
started by Robyn of My Pink Stamper in 2016.

This is an opportunity for me to hand make and mail out 31 cards in the month of May. It’s my goal to inspire, encourage, and share not only my love of hand made crafts, but also share a part of me with you, and hopefully brighten your day knowing you are loved and in my thoughts today. We all love Happy Mail days! Have a Blessed Day. Smiles!


Hi, everyone! It's time for Delightful Wednesdays at Digital Delights by Louby Loo!

May's Theme: Flowers



Digital Delights, Flower Power Rosie

Shaped Card
Purse Card File, Silhouette ID# 79170
Sheer Ribbon

I love her! I think she is so cute!

Thanks so much for coming by today.
Enjoy the rest of your week,
and don't forget to check out all these great links!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Bitten by the Bug 2 Challenge (Birthday Card, Tag, or Layout)

#acardadayinmay2017



I’m participating in #acardadayinmay2017 started by Robyn of My Pink Stamper in 2016.

This is an opportunity for me to hand make and mail out 31 cards in the month of May. It’s my goal to inspire, encourage, and share not only my love of hand made crafts, but also share a part of me with you, and hopefully brighten your day knowing you are loved and in my thoughts today. We all love Happy Mail days! Have a Blessed Day. Smiles!



Hi, Crafters!
It's time for a new challenge over at Bitten By the Bug 2!
Remember to always include a 
Cricut cartridge cut or Cricut digital library cut 
on your project plus the current theme. 

This Week's Challenge Theme


May 22 - Birthday  (Card, Tag, or Layout)

My Design Team Project


And here is the layout with photos!





Would you like to create a layout just like mine?
You will need to own the Cricut cartridge or have a Cricut Access subscription 
to be able to cut these images. 

 

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Don't forget to link up your Cricut project over at Bitten By the Bug 2!


Always Fun Ch# 7 Anything Goes


#acardadayinmay2017


I’m participating in #acardadayinmay2017 started by Robyn of My Pink Stamper in 2016.
This is an opportunity for me to hand make and mail out 31 cards in the month of May. It’s my goal to inspire, encourage, and share not only my love of hand made crafts, but also share a part of me with you, and hopefully brighten your day knowing you are loved and in my thoughts today. We all love Happy Mail days! Have a Blessed Day. Smiles!


Hi, crafters! It's time for our weekly challenge over at Always Fun Challenges!
You can create any type of paper project as long as it follows the weekly theme.

Ch# 7 Anything Goes

My Design Team Project



CTMH Designer Paper (retired)
Stitched banner dies


Hope to see your project linked up at Always Fun Challenges.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

The Merry Christmas Challenge - REMINDER

#acardadayinmay2017


I’m participating in #acardadayinmay2017 
started by Robyn of My Pink Stamper in 2016.

This is an opportunity for me to hand make and mail out 31 cards in the month of May. It’s my goal to inspire, encourage, and share not only my love of hand made crafts, but also share a part of me with you, and hopefully brighten your day knowing you are loved and in my thoughts today. We all love Happy Mail days! Have a Blessed Day. Smiles!


Hi, crafters!
The Merry Christmas Challenge blog has monthly challenges that last all month! 
You can link up any type of handmade Christmas craft and there is a monthly optional theme if you need a little inspiration. 
Our monthly challenges always start on the 1st 
and end the last day of the month.


Green card base 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Red cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
Echo Park, The Story of Christmas 6x6 pad
Pattern paper 3 3/4" x 5"
Red cardstock 3 3/4" x 1 1/4"
Sentiment stamped on the back of a ticket from a roll I got at Walmart years ago! It makes a great sentiment mat for lots of different projects.
Sentiment mat inked around edges with Stampin' Up Real Red ink
Trendy Twine, Cherry Red twine bow
Stinkin' Cute print and cut Owl Elf with present image (from Silhouette online store)
Image adhered with foam tape


I hope you'll come link up at The Merry Christmas Challenge blog!
Always Anything Christmas Goes with optional theme prompts
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Let the Good Times Roll

#acardadayinmay2017


I’m participating in #acardadayinmay2017 
started by Robyn of My Pink Stamper in 2016.

This is an opportunity for me to hand make and mail out 31 cards in the month of May. It’s my goal to inspire, encourage, and share not only my love of hand made crafts, but also share a part of me with you, and hopefully brighten your day knowing you are loved and in my thoughts today. We all love Happy Mail days! Have a Blessed Day. Smiles!



Cricut Cut
Birthday Piggie - Create a Critter 2

Other Supplies
Doodlebug Design Sprinkles
My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Circle Dies
Cardz TV Stamps

Paper Play Sketches #1


Friday, May 19, 2017

You're a TWEETIE

#acardadayinmay2017


I’m participating in #acardadayinmay2017 
started by Robyn of My Pink Stamper in 2016.

This is an opportunity for me to hand make and mail out 31 cards in the month of May. It’s my goal to inspire, encourage, and share not only my love of hand made crafts, but also share a part of me with you, and hopefully brighten your day knowing you are loved and in my thoughts today. We all love Happy Mail days! Have a Blessed Day. Smiles!



Shaped cards are so cute!
The birdcage shape was cut out with metallic gold. 
It's hard to tell that from the photo, but it's pretty cool in person.
White gel pen used for a little doodling.
Purple button
Purple extra thick twine from Stampin' Up
Stampin' Up Speech Bubble dies