Designer Series Paper SALE October 1 - 31

Saturday, October 30, 2010

MOVING TO HOUSTON, TEXAS!


Hello all my bloggy friends!  We start our traveling today from Augusta, GA to Houston, TX!  We will be stopping somewhere tonight along the way and then finishing the trip tomorrow.  Please pray for safety for us.  We are very excited.  This move is just temporary.  We will be heading back up to Alaska sometime between March and May of next year.  That's where we really want to be!

I'll try to catch up with everybody once we get there and get settled.  Don't forget about me!  I have posts to auto post for Monday.  But hopefully I'll get the 52Q done for Tuesday and the CCC Challenge done for Wednesday after we get there.

Big Smiles and Hugs to you All!

:)  Janis

Thursday, October 28, 2010

QUEEN BLOG HOP!


Can you believe ...


WOW!  Where has the year gone?

You guys know all about my Challenge Blog, Paper Playtime, right?
What most challenge blogs call their "Design Team" we call our "Queens".
Well, our Queens are getting together for Fun-Filled Stocking Stuffer Blog Hop!


This blog hop will be all about 
Inexpensive Gift Giving Ideas.  
Someone you want to do a little "something" for.  
And of course, all handmade projects.

You don't want to miss it!!

Please add the Blog Hop button to your sidebar with a link back to PauseDreamEnjoy where 
the hop will begin on 
Saturday, December 11th, 2010.  
And do spread the word on Facebook and your other crafty networks and groups.

There will be CANDY!  What's a Christmas Stocking without Candy?
Janis

NEW POLL ON THE SIDEBAR!


Make sure to look at the sidebar today.  There is a POLL for you to answer.


Can you guess which Paper Playtime Queen is shown in the picture?


You only get one guess!


And if you really do know without a shadow of a doubt, don't spoil it.  Let everybody take a guess.

:) Janis

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

CCC# 48 THANKSGIVING CARD

Happy Wednesday!  You know what happens on Wednesdays, right?  That's the day Cricut Card Challenge posts a brand new challenge for the week!  This week Challenge #48 is to make a Thanksgiving card using the card feature from any cartridge you'd like, and using any colors you'd like. Sounds pretty simple, huh?

Only problem is this was a real challenge for me because I don't have any cartridges with any Thanksgiving themed cuts AND with the Card Feature.  What's a girl to do?  Improvise!

I pulled out Paper Pups (one of my most favorite carts) and found the HAPPY cut on one of the card features.  Perfect!  Now, how to turn this into a Thanksgiving card?

Next I pulled out my DCWV The Autumn Splendor stack and let the paper do some work for me.  Not only are the papers in this stack sturdy cardstock, but the colors are vibrate FALL shades, some glitter, some foil, and some phrases too!


Here are the details:

  • Paper Pups page 106 Card Feature with shift for "HAPPY" cut @ 5 1/4"
  • All papers and phrases cut from DCWV The Autumn Splendor Stack
  • All papers edged with Colorbox brown ink
  • Inside pages cut @ 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Leaves cut out and adhered with Foam Tape for dimension

Easy Peasey Lemon Squeezy.  :)

Hope over to CCC and play along!  We want to see what you create!


Janis

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

52Q Week 13 Mini Me Book





Hey, guys!  Can you believe it's Week 13 of 52Q?!  WOW!!


This week your question is...


"Who is your Favorite Football Team?"


Our's is the South Carolina Gamecocks!  Let's Go Gamecocks!!




You can check out their info by CLICKING HERE.


HEATHER:  YES!  IF YOU DON'T HAVE A FAV FOOTBALL 


TEAM, YOU CAN USE ANY SPORTS TEAM OR MAKE A PAGE 


OF WHAT YOU DO OR WATCH INSTEAD OF FOOTBALL.


Have fun with your page, and don't forget to post a link to it with the blue button below.  If you need to see all the weeks we've done so far to get started or catch up, CLICK HERE.


For my page this week, I used Cricut Cartridge FROM MY KITCHEN p. 77 rooster cut @ 3 1/4".


Background paper is from DCWV The Stack 6.
 CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE QUESTIONS SO FAR AND MY PAGES.




Monday, October 25, 2010

PAPER PLAYTIME CH#22 - HALLOWEEN


Hey, guys!  Isn't this door hanger cute?!  This week at PAPER PLAYTIME Challenge #22 is to make any HALLOWEEN paper project you want to make.  Our sponsor this week is THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE.   I used this image from them.  So cute!  I colored it with Crayola markers and Crayola crayons.  No fancy high dollar Copics for me.  I like my crayons and markers just fine.  :)

The circles were cut with the Cricut using CREATE A CRITTER page 43 cut @ 5".
I threaded some orange and green ribbon through the holes on the outer circle, tied a bow, added some jute for the hanger, and VOILA!  Ta-Daa!  'Tis done.

Come play along with us at PAPER PLAYTIME!  Who knows? You may be this week's winner of some nifty FREE DIGIS!!


Janis

Saturday, October 23, 2010

SUBSCRIBE TO MY BLOG!

Good morning!  Guess what?!  Now you subscribe via email to Pause Dream Enjoy!

I've never used this service before, so we will learn how it works together.

Basically there is a button on my sidebar that says SUBSCRIBE.  Type in your email address, and you will receive an email asking for you to verify your subscription.  Once your verify, you will receive an email when I have new posts go up on my blog.

You'll only get at the most one email per day.  So if I posted twice on a day, you'd still get one email...... I think.

I set it up to send out emails between 7am - 9am.  I'm thinking if I post today at 2pm and then again at 4pm, you'll get one email the next morning alerting you of both posts.  But like I said, I'm learning too, so we'll just have to wait and see how it goes.

Have you posted a pic of yourself wearing Halloween socks yet?  Click the GREEN SOCKED FOOT under my blog banner to go to the post where you can do that and see everyone else's socked feet.  :)


Janis

Thursday, October 21, 2010

TWO THINGS

Two things to share with you today.  Ever notice it's always "two" things?  It's never one thing or three things.  Hmmmm, just an observation.

First of all, Mama & Daddy brought home their new toy today.  Yes, you heard that right.  Cricut is in their house!  Hop over to their blog to see a picture of their first creation and hear highlights of our hilarious afternoon together.  CLICK HERE TO GO TO THEIR BLOG.

Second thing, who all has Halloween socks?  Come on.  You know you do.  You got them from the Dollar Tree or Target or somewhere.  I thought it would be fun for us to show a picture of us wearing our Halloween socks.  And who knows?  Maybe at Christmas we can do this again and show a picture of us wearing our Christmas toe socks.  LOL

Here is our Bonnie wearing her Frankenstein socks:
Between now and Halloween, you can take a picture of yourself wearing your Halloween socks and post a link here with the blue button below.  Come on, you know you want to play along.  If at least 50 people will post links to pictures of them wearing their Halloween socks below, I'll do a small give-away.  Nothing major, just something fun for playing along.  But we need at least 50 people to play to have the drawing!

TRICK OR TREAT, SMELL MY FEET.....

Janis

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

CCC #47 - BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

Today begins a brand new challenge over at Mary's Cricut Cardz Challenge Blog!  
For CH#47 make a card for Breast Cancer Awareness Month using any cartridges and any colors you'd like.
My card is very, very simple.
I used the PAPER DOLL DRESS UP cartridge, page 42 cut @ 4".  (It's actually the top of the hula girl's outfit, but hopefully here it looks like a bra.  Remember when we were little girls and our bras had tiny little bows on them?)
Some of you may not appreciate my humor, so if I offend, my apologies.... but.... the inside says, 
"Feel Your Boobies.
Or See Someone Who Will."
I think it's funny.  It cracks me up!  LOL
Hop over to CCC and play along!
:)
Janis

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I AM SO EXCITED FOR MY MAMA & DADDY!!

This is my Mama & Daddy on the far right with her 2 brothers and their wives.  Good looking family, huh?
Many of you know that my Mama went through a TERRIBLE ordeal last year re-breaking her hip she had previously had replaced.  It was an awful time for all of us - very touch and go there for a while.  I wondered if she would ever walk again.  But she came through it!!

And many of you know my Daddy was really sick this year.  It's one of the reasons we moved back from Alaska after only being there for such a short time.  We just felt like we needed to be here closer to them.  He had triple bypass surgery several weeks ago and is once again thriving and back to his ol' crazy, fun self.

God is good!

Mama and Daddy love to craft.  Mama likes to scrapbook and make cards.  Daddy likes projects and wood working crafts.  They have gone with me on my Cricut journey and endured all my excitement this little machine gives me.  They have followed my blog and YouTube videos.  
Guess what?  Somebody else has the Cricut bug now!  LOL  Yep, Joann's has them on sale and they are itching to buy one.  Daddy started a blog for them, so hopefully they will be posting projects they make.  And he is now a "follower" of Mary's Cardz TV blog.  :)  I'm so excited for them!!!


So, all my bloggy friends, go check out his one little post on his brand new blog.  CLICK HERE TO VISIT MAMA AND DADDY'S BLOG.  Become a follower of it, and watch and see their Cricut crafting journey from the very beginning.  This is going to be a wild, fun ride folks!!

And make sure you tell them that their baby daughter, Janis, sent you over.  :)


Janis

52Q WEEK 12 MINI ME BOOK

Welcome to Week 12 of 52Q Mini Me Book.  A book about YOU.  Who you are.  What you like.  Stories from your life.  Pictures of your happenings.....

This week's question is:  WHAT IS YOUR HIDDEN TALENT?

Make a page about your hidden talent.  Include a picture or write up a story about it.  Whatever you want!

You can post a picture of your project by clicking the blue button below.

To see all previous weeks' questions, CLICK HERE.

:)  Janis
CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE QUESTIONS SO FAR AND MY PAGES.

Monday, October 18, 2010

PAPER PLAYTIME CH#21 - PUMPKINS AND SPIDER WEBS


BOO!  Did I scare you?  It's Monday, so you know what time it is, right?  It's PAPER PLAYTIME's new challenge!  Challenge #21 is to make any paper project using pumpkins or spiderwebs.  Our sponsor this week is DIGITAL DELIGHTS BY LOUBY LOO.  Don't you just love this image from DDLL?  It's colored with my Crayola Markers and Crayola Crayons.  Papers from DCWV The Autumn Splendor and $1 pack of Halloween paper from Target.  Flowers from Prima.  Rhinestones from Joann's.

Come by and play with us!

:)  Janis

Friday, October 15, 2010

MONSTER MASH BLOG HOP!

Welcome to our MONSTER MASH BLOG HOP!!!  We are so glad you are hopping along with us!  Aren't the projects you've seen so far AMAZING?!!  I'm telling you, I'm on a hop with some extremely talented ladies!  This is so much fun!!

So, if you came here from Dream Of Crafting's blog, you are on the right track!
If not, CLICK HERE to start back at the beginning.

Here is a short video showing my project, but for all the details and measurements, see post below.


Aren't Explosion Boxes cool?!
Here are the pictures of all 4 sides of my box and the top of the lid.
 




Here you can see that when I remove the lid, the images are only attached at the top, so they come off with the lid.

This is the inside of the box!  I made a little box inside to hold some candy.  Yes, it's SUGAR FREE.  LOL

As promised, here are the details.
For Box Lid :


Start off with 8" x 8" cardstock.
Score @ 2" all the way around.
On opposite sides where the score lines cross, cut a slit up from the bottom to the crossing score line.
Fold up sides and adhere.

For the Box Layers Bottom:
For each page section, cut and score with size indicated, then cut away 4 corners leaving a "+".

Start off with 11 5/8" square, score @ 3 7/8" on all sides.
Then 11 1/4" square, score @ 3 3/4" on all sides.
Then 10 7/8" square, score @ 3 5/8" on all sides.
Then 10 1/2" square, score @ 3 1/2" on all sides.
Adhere all bottoms together, but leave sides unattached so you can flip through the pages adding pictures, journaling, etc.

You make the inside candy box just like you make the lid, but with smaller measurements.
Start off with 6" x 6" cardstock.
Score @ 1 1/2" all the way around.
Cut slits on opposite sides up to where the score lines cross.
Fold up all sides and adhere.

Did you see what the GRAND PRIZE is?  Crazy About Cricut will be drawing a winner for this Sweet Treat!

Pretty good TREAT, huh?
For a chance to win, make sure you visit all the blogs on the hop and leave a comment at every one.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!  You next stop is The Creative Stamper Spot.  
To start over at the beginning, CLICK HERE.
Thanks for Monster Mashing with us!
ENJOY!!

:)  Janis

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

CCC #46 - ANYTHING GOES!


Party Piggie!!
This week over at CRICUT CARDZ CHALLENGE, #46 is Anything Goes!  Make a card using any cartridge, color, and theme you choose! Fun!

CREATE A CRITTER
Piggie p. 28 cut @ 3"
Balloon p. 30 cut @ 3"
Inking fun, flowers, rhinestones... Oh Happy Day! (Sing it, Sharon!)
I hope you'll come play along with us!

:)  Janis

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

52Q WEEK 11 - MINI ME BOOK



Welcome to Week 11 of 52Q Mini Me Book!
This week, instead of a question, you have a theme for your next page.
This week make a page for your MINI ME BOOK centered around the month you were born and the holidays you celebrate that month, or vacations you always take that month, etc.
I was born in July, so I did sort of a July 4th Party Piggie.  Isn't she precious?

CREATE A CRITTER
Piggie p. 28 cut @ 2 1/2"
Balloon p. 30 cut @ 3"
Red and Silver glitter glue added to balloon
Papers from Karen Foster Biggie Bundle Throughout the Year #3

Click HERE to see all previous week's questions.
Don't forget, you can submit your page for any week at any time until we reach the end of 52 questions next August!
Click the blue button now to submit your page for Week 11!
:) Janis

Monday, October 11, 2010

MINI MONSTERS PUMPKIN PATCH



PAPER PARTY AT PAPER PLAYTIME EVERY WEEK!  Paper Playtime is my Challenge Blog where there is a new challenge every Monday with fun themes and prizes!  Make whatever kind of project you like as long as it's made from paper and follows the theme.  This week the theme is
USE ORANGE AS YOUR MAIN COLOR
 Easy Peasy.

Card base is 12" x 6" folded in half to make 6" x 6" card.  This cardstock paper is from DCWV The Autumn Splendor stack.
MINI MONSTERS!
p. 59 phrase cut @ 1 1/2" with shadow feature too - leaf added from extra pumpkin leaf cut
p. 59 toothy grin pumpkin cut @ 3 1/2"
p. 60 spotty pumpkin cut @ 2"
p. 61 looking up pumpkin cut @ 2 3/4"
Ribbon from MAMA
Hope you'll come play in paper with us over at Paper Playtime!  The prize this week for one randomly picked winner is CRICUT CARTRIDGE "SUMMER IN PARIS".  We are sponsored by Cravin' Scrappin' this week!

:) Janis

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

MAIL'S HERE! MAIL'S HERE!

MULTIPLE POSTS TODAY WITH VIDEOS.  PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO STAY UP TO DATE WITH ALL THAT'S GOING ON AROUND HERE.  :)


Check out the fun cards I got in the mail yesterday from my bloggy friends!

Visit Melissa at  http://melissa-moecreations.blogspot.com

Visit Sheree at http://CravinScrappin.blogspot.com

Hugs & Love!!

:)  Janis

FREE RIDES!

CUTE!  I love Mini Monsters!!!!
This is my submission for Abby's 1st Challenge at Scrapbookaholic - a Color challenge - use Purple, Orange, and Black (any shades) on your card.  This is what I came up with.

Card base black from Recollections cut as Business size card with Martha Stewart scoring board.
Background starry night paper from stash.
FREE RIDES phrase cut from MINI MONSTERS page 66 @ 2 1/4"
Crow page 63 cut @ 2 1/4"
I just ripped the background paper along the top and bottom.
Purple sprinkles around crow are actually cuts from inside the letters of FREE RIDES.  I thought it may look like his feathers were flying off or something.  LOL
Hope you'll play along with Abby's challenge!

:) Janis

CREATE A CRITTER THANKSGIVING CARD



S Fold Card Time!
Here is my card for Cricut Card Challenge #45.
It's Design Team #2's week to submit inspiration, but even though I'm on Design Team #1, I still wanted to play along.  :)

Card base Orange from Value Pack (pre-scored for easy folding!)
Turkey from CREATE A CRITTER 
p. 70 cut @ 3" and using Shadow feature
Background papers from DCWV The Autumn Splendor
Sentiment cut from paper from the same stack (coolness)
Gobble, Gobble!

:) Janis

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KATI!


Our daughter, Kati, is 20 today! Hard to believe.  Amazing really, since I'm not getting any older.  Funny how that works.
I made this fun card from the Cricut Lite cartridge MEOW that my sweet friend, SHEREE from Cravin' Scrappin', let me borrow.  THANK YOU, SHEREE!  You guys hop over and check out her blog.  She has WINTER FROLIC and did an amazing ice skating card.  I love the way she only embossed the snowflakes on the top.  She's so creative!  I ordered WINTER FROLIC from Joann's and it should be here in a few days.  So excited!  My next cart purchase will be BIRTHDAY BASH.  Have you guys gone to look at the digital handbook?  I had no idea until Sheree pointed it out, that is much more than birthdays.  It's got a chunky font, which I love, and tags, card feature, phrases.... it'a amazing!  I can't wait to get it!
I'm so rambling.... on to this card.....

I didn't use any background paper on this one.  I know, shocker, right?!  I always use background paper.  So this is new and different for me.  I like it.
Kitty was cut @ 3 3/4"
Prima flowers
Rhinestones from Joann's
Bubble sentiments from RAK
Buttons and twine from Joann's
Cardbase and all other papers from Recollections

Our daughter, Kati's nickname is Queen Kati or Kitty Kat - so this was PURRRR-fect for her.  hahahahaha

:) Janis

BLOG HOP COMING OCT 15 th !!!!

Crazy About Cricut Halloween Hop

There is a GREAT Halloween / Monster Blog Hop going on 
October 15th 
that I'll be a part of!
I sure do hope you guys will hop along with us!
The GRAND PRIZE is a SCRAP 'N TOTE.
Leave a comment on every blog along the Hop
to be eligible to win the GRAND PRIZE.
Plus some of the stops along the way
may be offering a prize of their own.
So comment love
is always a good idea.  :)
You wanna know who all is on this hop you'll be visitng?


Isn't this awesome?!
We are going to have some fun
Halloween / Monster
projects for you!
Tell all your friends!
Post it on Facebook!
Tweet it!
Hop Hop Hop with us!
Hugs,

:) Janis
BOO!
Did I scare you? 

52Q WEEK 10 MINI ME BOOK


If the video says PRIVATE, it just means I've scheduled this to post on Tuesday and I haven't changed the video settings to PUBLIC yet.  Check back in a little while.  I'll be up soon.  :)
Oh my gosh!  The MEOW Cricut Lite cart is so fun!!
Here is my 52Q Mini Me Book page for Week 10. Can you believe we are already on week 10?!  If you are just joining us or need to catch up, CLICK HERE.  You can see all the previous weeks' questions.  There is a link under the blog header you can always click on to catch up on the questions or to find out what exactly 52Q is all about.  

My page uses a Purple A2 size card sealed on the top and bottom leaving side open to slip in a tag with my answer to the question.

OH!  I haven't told you this week's question yet!  Here it is, "WHAT IS THE SILLIEST MISADVENTURE YOUR PET HAS EVER GOTTEN ITSELF INTO?"  If you don't have a pet, never had a pet.... just use a pet story you've heard.

Kitty on clothesline is from Cricut Lite MEOW cut @ 3"
Grass and Suns from GIVE A HOOT
Grass page 65 cut @ 1 1/4"
Suns page 64 cut @ 2"
Easy Peasey.  LOVE IT!
Click the blue button below to submit your page!  Can't wait to see what you come up with!  

:) Janis

Monday, October 4, 2010

MINI MONSTERS PAPER PLAYTIME CARD


Here is another fun interactive card from MINI MONSTERS!  These are so much fun!  I hope you'll give it a try!

This is made for PAPER PLAYTIME'S CH#19 - EMBELLISHMENTS.  Hop over and play along.  You can use ribbons, buttons, rhinestones, all 3 or any other type of embellishments.

MINI MONSTERS page 35
Mummy cut @ 3 3/4"
Phrase cut @ 4 1/4"
Both cuts attached to same ribbon and threaded through small hole made with circle punch at top of TENT style card.
Paper doillies from stash; buttons from Joann's; Rhinestones from Joann's; Prima flower from Michael's; background papers from K & Company; GOOGLIE eyes!  Solid papers from Recollections.
Hugs!

Janis

Sunday, October 3, 2010

ZOO!

You know I love surprises!  Yesterday morning, Tom said, "Get ready to go!"  Yeah!  I wonder where we are off too?  Hmmm.... we went to Chic fil' a drive through for breakfast - that's rare.  We usually eat sausage and eggs at home on the weekends.  Hmmmm.... we stopped at the ATM.  We hardly ever carry cash.  Where in the world are we going?  Then we hit the interstate.  So we are going somewhere out of town.  I just love an adventure!

Well, we went to Riverbanks Zoo & Gardens in Columbia, SC.  What a fun time!  Our daughter, Kati, whose 20th birthday is this week met us there - another surprise for me.

We had a blast!  I was disappointed though that all the gorillas were hiding.  I was so looking forward to seeing a gorilla - I've never seen one in person.

Here are tons of pics.  Yes, I'll be ordering some photos from Shutterfly this week and making a ZOO mini album.  How fun!!!

OH, and I don't think I've told you guys yet..... we are moving.... AGAIN.  We really want to get back to Alaska as soon as possible.  We miss being there so much.  The company Tom works for in Alaska has a contract job in Texas for about 6-7 months.  So we are moving to Texas in a few weeks for a 6-7 month stop-over before heading back to Alaska.  It's so fun to be married to a man with a great sense of adventure!

Enjoy the ZOO pics!!