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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Mojo Monday... Wish You Were Here

Hello all my bloggy, crafty friends! Today I'm posting my MOJO MONDAY Sketch #278 project for this week. This one was HARD! Okay, all sketches are hard for me, but that's why I'm trying my best to do as many of the MOJO MONDAY sketches this year - so I can get better at it.

Here is what the Mojo Monday Sketch #278 looks like:



Here is my creation just getting the design elements in place:



And here is my finished project:



Details:
  • Cricut Craft Room Basics:
    • Scallop Circle cut @ 5 1/2" and again at 1.778" for sentiment matting
    • Circle cut @ 5.014" for background and again at 1.528" for sentiment
    • Square cut @ 3.222" in purple for image matting and again @ 2.708 for image in white cardstock
  • Elegant Edges:
    • "Scallop 2" p. 24 cut @ 3.625 in dotted orange for background with scallop border
  • CTMH Art Philosophy:
    • "Banner 2" p. 29 three times @ 1 1/2" for banner tails in purple
    • Shop CTMH with Lucy
  • Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps:
    • "Lighthouses" stamp set used for image. Image was stamped twice to get rocks to go all the way across width and lighthouse was masked off.
    • Image colored with both BIC markers and Chalks
    • Background large white circle was also chalked in blue tones
  • CARDZ TV STAMPS:
    • **NEW** stamp set (in store this weekend for PRE-Order!) "Simply Said" used for sentiment
    • Sentiment inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink


Thanks for stopping by today! :) Janis

Entered:
Mojo Monday #278

Allsorts - 1E - #191  Masculine (Sat)
The Perfect Sentiment - must have sentiment on front - #64 Anything goes with a die cut (Wed) (all shapes are die cuts)
C.R.A.F.T. 5E - 192 Make a mask or use a mask (Thurs) (used a mask when stamping)
Moving Along With The Times - 3E -Your fav punches or dies (Thurs) (Elegant Edges are my Fav dies)

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Cricut Cardz Ch#124 "Be My Valentine"

Cricut Cardz Ch#124 "Be My Valentine" 
Make a ROUND or SQUARE Valentine's card using the CARD FEATURE from any cartridge(s).
Starts: Wed, Jan 30
Ends: Tues, Feb 12 @ noon EST
Prize: 1 set of Cardz TV Stamps

Here is my project for this challenge:




  • CTMH ART PHILOSOPHY "Circle 2" p. 31 using Card feature cut @ 5" using brown Stampin' Up cardstock
  • "Circle 2" Base papers from This & That Graceful Girl Collection Pack cut @ 
    • 4 3/4" in red; 
    • 4 1/4" wood grain; 
    • 4" in red; 
    • 3 3/4" blue dots
  • Lace from a friend for a Christmas Gift (Thank you!!)
  • Buttons from TSQ's Royal Shoppe
  • PRESERVES Lemon p. 59 cut @ 3 1/4"
    • Base cut in Gumball Green
    • Lemon cut with yellow from Recollections Autumn assortment pack
    • Olive green leaf parts cut with green from same Recollections Autumn assortment pack
  • Peachy Keen PK-660 Laughy Taffy Face Assortment for face 
    • stamped with Momento Tukedo Black ink; 
    • eye and inside of mouth colored with white gel pen;  
    • Prisma purple pencil used to color eye and eyeshadow; 
    • red chalk used for cheek circles 
    • white gel pen dotted for freckles
  • Everything inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink
  • CARDZ TV STAMPS "Garden Greetings" for stamped sentiment
Thanks for stopping by today! I LOVE LOVE LOVE reading your comments. 
:) Janis

Come play with us!
Entered:
Gingerloft - 2W - (1st week) Love is in the Air (ends 9th Feb)  (Sun)
C.R.A.F.T. 5E -#191 Valentines Day or Love (Thurs)
Brown Sugar – E2 - #26 Valentines (Fri)
Delicious Doodles - 2W, 1E, SIO – #20 Love theme (Fri)
Fussy and Fancy - 2W – #81 Circles (Fri)
Crafty Sentiments - W, 1E, SIO - Buttons and Bows (Tues)
...

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Owl Always Love You

POSTCARD DETAILS:

  • A2 size postcard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Mats cut at:
    • Kraft base 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Red 4 1/8" x 5 3/4"
    • Wood grain 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Heart border punch is Recollections from Michael's
  • CREATE A CRITTER:
  • EK Success Journal punch for sentiment matting:
    • inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Fired Brick dye ink
  • CARDZ TV STAMPS:
    • For the Birds sentiment set stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink
  • Flowers, Pearl brads and rhinestones from stash
Thanks for stopping by today! :) Janis

Entered:

ABC Challenges - W, cards only, E3, C10 -#14 Create a Valentine Card for someone special (Mon) (for bestie)
Artistic Inspirations - W, E3 - #26 Love / Anything Goes (Mon)
There She Goes - #192 Wood Grain (Mon) (background paper)
Die Cuttin' Diva's #100 Anything Goes (Tues)
Creative Card Crew - 2W - #28 Girly (Tues)
Creative Craft Challenges - 2W, 3E -  #2 Bling it up (Tues) (rhinestones and pearls)
Shopping Our Stash - W, C13 - #87 Valentines, Hearts, Red, Love, etc. (Tues) (using heart border punch I got at Michael's last year)
Try It On Tuesday - C5, 2nd & 4th weeks -at least one heart on your project (Tues) (heart border punch)
Tuesday Alchemy -W#49 Anything goes (Tues)
Ruby's Rainbow - 2W, JFF, C10 - #46 Valentines (Wed)
Moving Along With The Times - 3E - Bling it on (Thurs) (rhinestones and pearls)
Charisma Cardz - 3E, C10 - #3 Hearts and Flowers (must have both) (Thurs) (heart border punch and lots of flowers)

Monday, January 28, 2013

BEARY Best Friends

Last week I watched one of Stamp TV's videos with Gina K. I love her videos. Mary of Cardz TV introduced me to her. I'm hooked. LOL  If you want to see Gina K's Video... click here. She made a really sweet Thank You Card, and I loved her layout (sketch), so I decided to follow her sketch and make a card of my own. This is what I came up with...



POSTCARD DETAILS:

  • A2 size postcard with Stampin Up brown cardstock base cut @ 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Green cardstock (also Stampin Up) cut @ 3 3/4" x 5"
  • Brown cardstock cut @ 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"
  • Pattern paper cut @ 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" (paper from 6x6 My Mind's Eye "Indie Chic Ginger" Designer Cardstock paper pad)
  • Green Gingham ribbon from Cloud 9 Design
  • Green buttons from Joann's
  • Yellow Twine from Doodle Twine
  • TEDDY BEAR PARADE:
    • "Belle" cut @ 3 1/2" 
    • Inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink
    • Adhered with foam tape for dimension
    • Google eyes!
    • Green rhinestone on dress bow from Studio G
  • CARDZ TV STAMPS:
    • "Beary Sweet" set stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Thanks for stopping by today! :) Janis

Entered:
Red Carpet Studio - movie inspired, layout, card - Card with Bear (Card Challenge)  (Sun)

Love to Create 3E #50 Anything Goes with a sentiment (Mon)






Sunday, January 27, 2013

CraftWork Cards: Good Friends

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Hi! It's Janis from Pause Dream Enjoy 
here today to show you a project using the CraftWork Cards CANDI product.



  • Kraft card base 5 1/2" x 4"
  • Pink cardstock mat cut @ 5 1/4" x 3 3/4"
  • Blue mat cut @ 5" x 3 1/2"
  • Pears from Cricut PRESERVES cartridge pages 25 and 26 both cut @ 3 1/2"
  • Cardz TV Stamps "Good Friends" for sentiment stamp
  • Everything inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink
  • Papers from Authentique "Delightful" 6x6 bundle
  • CANDI used on flower centers and as card accents from "Rainforest" and "Coffee Bean" collections
Coffee Bean
Rainforest


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Thanks for stopping by today!
:) Janis
Entered:
Crafty Creations - #206 Use 2 of any identical element (Wed) (2 pares, 2 flowers, 2 bows)
Paper Crafting Journey - 2W - For a Girl (Thurs)
Inspire Me Fridays – Anything Goes (Fri)
Totally Gorjuss -  #168 Flowers  (Sat)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (twist: Kraft Paper)  (Sun) (cardbase is Kraft)
Challenges 4 Everybody - 2W, 3C - Always Anything Goes (Sun)
Dream Valley Challenges - 2W, 3E - (2nd week) Girls, Girls, Girls (ends 2nd Feb)  (Sun)
That Craft Place - 2W, 1E - (2nd week) New Year Goodies (ends 2nd Feb)  (Sun) (pink fibers)
The Squirrel & the Fox - 2E, 2W - (1st week) Something New (ends 6th Feb) (Sun) (pink fibers)




Kevin's Boundless Energy

Just wanted to share our grandson, Kevin, with you! Have a fun Sunday!
:) Janis

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Beleive... Mojo Monday #277

Happy Saturday! Whew! What a fun week. Last week my husband was in Alaska for business, so it was extremely nice to get him back home this week. I had missed him like crazy!

I'm a little intimidated by sketches, so one of my goals this year is to try to do as many Mojo Monday sketch challenges as I can.  So far, I've been keeping up each week. :)

Here is the current week's Mojo Monday sketch #277:


And here's what I came up with:


Postcard Details:

  • A2 size postcard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" base using Kraft cardstock
  • Flower background paper cut @ 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Square mats cut with same Kraft cardstock as base and cut @ 1 3/4" x 1 3/4"
  • Zig Zag pattern paper cut @ 1 1/2" x 1 1/2"
  • Dotted pattern paper cut @ 1 1/2" x 1 1/4"
  • Gemstones from Michael's
  • Prima Flowers and leaves with Recollections antique brass brad in center
  • Owl 3D sitcker from stash
  • All pattern papers from Recollections "The Neapolitan Collections" 12x12 stack
  • CARDZ TV STAMPS "Tiny Tidings" set stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink

Thanks for stopping by today! :) Janis

Entered:
Mojo Monday #277
Creative Creations Challenge Blog - 2W, E3, C10 - Keep it simple (Mon)
Little Red Wagon - text (Wed)
Southern Girls - 2W, 1E - Use Kraft cardstock (Thurs)
Card Makin' Mamas - 2W, 2E, cards only – Clean and Simple (Fri)
Hotshot Crafts - M - #14 Clean and simple (Fri)

Friday, January 25, 2013

Winner Announced!

Cut It Up Ch# 11 "Love is in the Air"... HERE
Cardz TV Ch# 23 "Color Challenge"... HERE

If you are looking for my Top Fav Tools & Products VIDEO tagged from Mary @ Cardz TV...Click HERE!


The winner is announced from this week's GIVE-AWAY! Go see if it is YOU! You can always find the winners listed in the WINNERS Page Tab at the top of my blog!

Have a fun, creative day! Enjoy your weekend! :) Janis

NOTICE TO WINNERS:


If you are a prize winner, and you do not claim your prize within one week of winning, the prize will then be put back in the pot for a new drawing at a later date. Claim your prize by emailing Janis @ 66cricket at gmail dot com.

Cut It Up Ch# 11 "Love Is In The Air"

Cut It Up Ch# 11 "Love is in the Air"... HERE
Cardz TV Ch# 23 "Color Challenge"... HERE

If you are looking for my Top Fav Tools & Products VIDEO tagged from Mary @ Cardz TV...Click HERE!

For my GIVE AWAY.... Click HERE! (The winner will be posted today in the WINNERS page tab, so if the winner isn't showing up there yet, that means you still have a chance to enter to win!)

Cut It Up Ch#11
"Love Is In The Air"
Create a Valentine's Day Project and include a DIE CUT
Challenge ends Feb. 6th @ NOON EST
Prize sponsored by Cut It Up



Here is my project for this challenge:


Project #499
  • A2 size POSTCARD 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Red mat cut @ 5 1/4" x 4"
  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Green Grass p. 49 cut @ 1 1/2" and trimmed
  • MINI MONSTERS Fence p. 72 cut @ 2 1/2" 
  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Cloud p. 42 cut @ 1 1/2" and trimmed
  • Cloud embossed with Cuttlebug folder "Romance"
  • Googlie eyes and silver pearls added for fun
  • TEDDY BEAR PARADE "Queen Bear" cut @ 3 1/2" and adhered with foam squares
  • CARDZ TV STAMPS "Good Friends" for sentiment stamp
products I used on this project:
Foam Tape

products I used on this project:
"Good Friends" stamp set

Thanks for stopping by today!
:) Janis
Entered:
The Craft Garden - M, P1 - At least 50% red (ends Jan 31)
Cupcake Craft - Make a scene (Mon)

CTV DT Ch# 23 "Color Challenge"

Cardz TV Ch# 23 "Color Challenge"... HERE
Cut It Up Ch# 11 "Love is in the Air"... HERE

If you are looking for my Top Fav Tools & Products VIDEO tagged from Mary @ Cardz TV...Click HERE!

For my GIVE AWAY.... Click HERE! (The winner will be posted today in the WINNERS page tab, so if the winner isn't showing up there yet, that means you still have a chance to enter to win!)

Cardz TV Ch# 23 "Color Challenge"
Make a card, layout, or craft project using RED, BLACK, and WHITE ONLY!
Starts: Fri, Jan 25
Ends: Thurs, Feb 7 @ Noon EST
Prize: 1 set of Cardz TV Stamps 

Here is my project for this challenge:


POSTCARD Details:

  • Red cardstock POSTCARD base cut @ 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Black cardstock mat cut @ 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Cow black and white pattern paper (from Recollections "The Animal Kingdom" pad) cut @ 5" x 3 3/4"
  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS:
    • Cloud strip p. 42 cut @ 1.125" and inked around the edges with Tim Holtz "Fire Brick" distress ink.
    • Silver Recollections rhinestones
  • CREATE A CRITTER:
    • Barn p. 60 cut @ 2 1/4". 
    • Black strips around barn door cut freehand and added for more character. 
    • Barn adhered with foam tape for dimension.
    • Silver Recollections beads added for character.
    • Button & Twine added to center of door.
  • CTMH ART PHILOSOPHY:
    • Tag p. 60 cut @ 2" and embossed with Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots" folder.  
    • Inked around the edges with Tim Holtz "Fire Brick" distress ink. 
    • Tag adhered with foam tape for dimension.
    • Twine, silver rhinestones and bead added to tag.
  • Prima Flower also inked around the edges with Tim Holtz "Fire Brick" distress ink. Red Recollections rhinestone added to center.
  • CARDZ TV STAMPS:
    • Farnyard Funnies set used for sentiment stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink.
Thanks for stopping by today! :) Janis


Come play with us!


Entered:

The Craft Garden - M, P1 - At least 50% red (ends Jan 31)
Send a Smile for Kids - 2W 2E -   Anything Goes 4 Kids (CARD) (Sat)
Crafting When We Can - 2W, 2E, C5 - (1st week) Strawberries and Cream (Red and White) (ends 2nd Feb) (Sun)
Cupcake Craft - Make a scene (Mon)

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

When Pigs Fly... VIDEO

If you are looking for my Top Fav Tools & Products VIDEO tagged from Mary @ Cardz TV...Click HERE!

For my GIVE AWAY.... Click HERE!

Friends are the Best Presents... VIDEO.... Click HERE!

I'm back with another video feature Create A Critter with Teddy Bear Parade and an Action Wobble!


POSTCARD DETAILS:
  • A2 size postcard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2 using Kraft cardstock for base by Stampin Up
  • Black mat cut @ 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
  • Pink dots mat cut @ 4" x 5 1/4"
  • CREATE A CRITTER:
    • Pig p. 28 cut @ 3 1/2"
    • Inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink
  • TEDDY BEAR PARADE:
    • Wings from Sugar Plum Fairy cut @ 3 1/2"
  • Black sentiment strip cut @ 4" x 1"
  • Pattern paper strip cut @ 4" x 1 3/4"
  • CARDZ TV STAMPS:
    • "Critter Captions" for sentiment stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • American Crafts for fibers (Premium Ribbon spool)
  • Buttons from Joann's
  • Action Wobble from TSQ's Royal Castle Shoppe

Thanks for stopping by today! :) Janis

Entered:

4 Crafty Chicks -  #126 Buttons (Thurs)
Cute Card Thursday - C5 - #253 Out of this World (fairytale, fantasy, monsters, outer space) (Thurs)
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge - 3E – #102 Red or Pink (Thurs)
DRS Designs - 1E, SIO - #57 PIGS! (Thurs)
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - 2E, C8 -#201 Winged Things (Thurs)
Opus Gluei - JFF, 2W - (2nd week) Pink (ends 26th Jan) (Sun)
Papercraft Star - #129 Buttons! (Wed)
Paper Shelter Challenge - 3E, SIO - #96 Anything Goes (Wed) 

Friends are the Best Presents ... VIDEO

If you are looking for my Top Fav Tools & Products VIDEO tagged from Mary @ Cardz TV...Click HERE!

For my GIVE AWAY.... Click HERE!

Friends are the Best Presents... VIDEO.... Click HERE!

Hi! I have another tag to show you today and a video! Woo-Hoo!



  • ELEGANT EDGES:
    • "Clover" p. 62 cut @ 5 1/2" with Oblong and Shadow features
  • CREATE A CRITTER 2:
    • Koala with Heart p. 30 cut @ 2 1/2"
    • Heart cut again in Cricut Craft Room @ 1.528"
  • Rhinestone from Studio G (Michael's and Walmart)
  • Pearl Brads from stash
  • Flowers from Michael's - Recollections Signature Special 64 piece assortment
  • Foam Tape!! TSQ's Royal Castle Shoppe
  • Ribbon from The Dollar Tree
  • Fibers from American Crafts
  • CARDZ TV STAMPS:
    • "Tiny Tidings" set stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Thanks for stopping by today! See you tomorrow! The winner of my Give Away will be announced tomorrow in the WINNERS Page Tab. Be sure to visit my Give Away post HERE and see how you can enter to win.
:) Janis

Entered:

Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - 3E, C10, P1, M (Must use ribbon) - Flowers and ribbon (Other dates)
Really Reasonable Ribbon - P1/15, use ribbon - Valentine's Day/Love plus ribbon (Other dates)
Sparkles Forum Challenges -M, 3E, P15 - Die Cuts and Flowers (Other dates)
Tando Creative Challenges - M, C5 , P1 -Feeling Blue (Other dates)
Allsorts - 1E - #190 Flower Power (Sat)
Catch The Bug - 3E, SIO - Bingo (Twine, Ribbon, Starts with P - Pearl Brads) (Sat)
Hiding in my Craft Room - 1E  NSD1 - #81 TAGS (Sat)
Dream Valley Challenges - 2W, 3E - (1st week) Girls, Girls, Girls (ends 2nd Feb)  (Sun)
Pile It On Heart  (Sun)
That Craft Place - 2W, 1E - (1st week) New Year Goodies (ends 2nd Feb) (new flowers) (Sun)
Crafty Bloggers Network - MSIO - (Jan) Flowers (Mon)
Crafty Boots - 2W, SIO - NEW (flowers) (Mon)
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - 2E on anything goes weeks -Red and/or hearts (HEARTS) (Mon)
Creative Card Crew - 2W - #28 Girly (Tues)
Tuesday Throwdown -W- #131 add a furry animal to project (Tues)
Craft Us Crazy - 2W - #35 Valentine's / Love and/or Use the color RED (LOVE) (Thurs)