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Friday, November 21, 2014

Pinterest Inspired Christmas Card

My card for today was inspired from a card found on Pinterest created by stamping up north by Laurie.
The original appeared to have been cut using dies and the sentiment I believe was a stamp.
Here is a Photo of the original card,

Using My cricut Exp;ore I tried to recreate it and here is my version.

To create the sentiment I used the writing feature on the Explore and added a swirl to the begining and end of the word Christmas I also wanted the three trees to stand out a bit more  so I embossed them . There is very little waste with this card . and I can get 4 cards from one 8.5 x 11 piece of card stock. Love that idea.

Thanks for stopping by would love get your thoughts on my recreation.
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Happy Veteran's Day!!

Today is Veterans Day and I am going to share a Layout I created using My Memories Suite software. I actually started this in Creative memories Storybook creator but lost access to it when my computer crashed earlier this year, so i attempted to recreate it.

It covers 3 generations of Service WWI , WWII and The Vietnam Era.

The background paper is from "Create With TLC" and the embellishments are from a digital scrapbook file "Proud To Be An American"

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day and celebrate those who have served our country in both times of war and peace!!
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Countdown Has Begun

It's time to start planning my Christmas cards, I don't want to find myself running around at the Eleventh hour wishing I had started earlier. I Luv, Luv, Luv the CTMH cricut cartridges and this years is a great one. It's called "Artfully Sent" and I got it from Melanie Brown . The sentiment is also from CTMH and is called "Frosted". This card is so simple to make it is scary, just 2 cuts and you have it! Can't get much simpler than that. I chose to use a pastel green glitter paper to back up the card front. and just to be safe, since glitter doesn't always stick well I cut a second piece of white card stock slightly larger than the glitter piece and sandwiched the glitter paper between the card front and this piece. I really love how this turned out.

Hope you enjoy my first Christmas card for 2014, I have more in the works!!
Thanks for stopping by and would love to hear what you think!!

Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!!!

October 31st has arrived and the ghosts and goblins will be out tonight! Happy Haunting everyone.
In keeping with the Halloween festivities I am here to share a few projects I put together this past week.
First up is pop up card I designed using cricut design space, my inspiration was the pop ups I created in my last post.
This is the front of the card

 and this is the inside.

I used Cricut Design Space to create this card and the images are from "Charmed" "A Frightful Affair" and "Paper Trimmings".
My second project i created for my grandchildren Instead of candy I am giving them each a gift card to McDonald's I Know they will like that.

It is a design created by Debbie O'Neal

My final creation is a card I used a digital image which  from Lisa Peters. 
I colored it with crayola colored pencils put some glossy accents on the brown areas, The sentiment is from CTMH stamp set , and used a candy corn embossing folder for the orange mat1

That's it for now. Have a great day!
\Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Sunday, October 19, 2014


So here we are in the middle of October Halloween is just around the corner. I created five Halloween card for a swap I was in with some of my fabulous FB friends! All the cards have been mailed and i want to share them with you today.
I purchased the Artfull Sent cartridge from Melanie Litterell Brown as soon as it was released (I am so Addicted). It has a few really cute Halloween cards I just had to try,
First up is the Haunted house Pop up card.  Love this one and it is really easy to put together Made a few adjustments on the inside I wanted white ghosts and a yellow moon so i sandwiched an extra layer of white Card-stock between the black and orange layer and a small yellow circle behind the moon. There are no cover embellishments so I created some from my many other cartridges. I also Made envelopes  that go with them .

The second card is also a popup from the same cartridge This one was a bit more challenging to fold but I love how it looks. The front of the card was created from other Halloween cartridges I have. the sentiment inside is  from a stamp set by MY Creative Time

The last 3 I created myself using A Child's Year for this first one  I welded the witches image to the orange card stock after cutting out the circle I wanted it to look like the moon , put yellow glitter paper behind it then place the black cut out over the welded one and added a few bats. All the patterned papers are from my stash of scraps some are studio G from Walmart and American Craft All the card stock is Recollections from Michael's.

This one is using the spider from Create a Critter 2 The swirl frame is from Teresa Collins Chic and Scary and the Boo was stamped with Halloween Treats from Jaded Blossoms

My final card I printed the back ground paper from a digital pare I purchased from My Memories called Fabulous Fall haunted landscape cut the letters from a font on my computer called spook show and the trick or treat parade is from Autumn Celebrations Cartridge

That it for now Hope you enjoyed my cards! All comments are greatly appreciated.
Happy Halloween!!
Have a great day till next time!!

BOO to you!! Janet

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Rewind and Restart!

Oh my!!! It has been almost 7 months since my last Blog post, Oh how quickly time flies these days. I retired 8 months ago :) thinking that I would have so much time to spend crafting and creating. Ha Ha Ha the jokes on me I seem to have less time now than before. I have done a few things but my goodness much less than I thought. I have decided to change that starting right now.

My friend Jen had twin boys this year and for her shower I created what follows.
First up is a card. Designed it with my cricut she is from Panama and so I used Spanish for the numbers 1 and 2.

Now I enjoy creating diaper cakes as shower gifts and since she had twin boys I created two slightly different cakes. The base of the first one is a family picture frame covered in a receiving blanket

The base of the second I made a French Memory board My friend loves puppies so that was my inspiration here.

My next thing was to use Square One Printable Iron on fabric to create the onesie's.

I then use Square One Printable sticky backed fabric to create the turtle and boat icons for the shoes.

Here is a close up of the Memory board  I love the fabric and the dogie brads were perfect. This is one of my favorite board that I have made.

Well that is about it for the moment I'm hoping that in the next few weeks I can get caught up with posting some of the projects I created over the last few months!

Thanks for stopping by and would love to hear what your thoughts are on my Creations!

Till next time, Big Blog Hugs,  Janet

Saturday, March 15, 2014

March 15 "Lets Have Some Fun Blog Hop" with SunSational Stamps

Welcome to   Sunsational Stamps Design Team Blog Hop for March 15 from 9 am to 11 pm CST. Thank you for joining joining us . The theme of this hop is Let's Have Some Fun. So sit back and enjoy the show , find your way to each of these blogs for some incredible projects.

We do have a few rules for this hop to support each crafter and the time they have put into their work. In order to be eligible for the blog candy, you MUST visit each blog, leave a comment, become a follower of each blog, and our dt blog at http://  sunsationalstamps.blog spot.com/. The blog candy will be one digital stamp of your choice from http://sunsationalstamps.com  . You can send your choice of digital stamp to ljopeters62@yahoo.com with a subject: dt blog hop and I will send it out to you asap.

We have added a little Twist to this months Hop. We are going to have a Link UP Party /Contest. Everyone is invited to participate It will run through the end of the month March 31st at midnight. On April first we will pick a winner and that person will be our guest designer for April, along with receiving the April release stamp for free. In order to participate you must use the free digital stamp that is provided on the DT BLOG at http://sunsationalstamps.blogspot.com  and use the little link at the bottom of our blog at http://sunsationalstamps.blogspot.com  so we can view your project. Hope you will all join in the fun .

If you happened to have stumbled upon this blog by chance or accident, please make sure to head to the first blog listed so you don't miss any of the Love we have to share with you. This hop runs all day long, so you will have plenty of time to make it all the way through the hop. Check out each blog and see what each blog has to offer for their project! So let the party begin Everyone needs a little fun every once and a while. 

DT Blog Hop Line Up:

Now for my project, I made a St Patricks day card .  I used the Irish Lad digital stamp to create my card.

to color him I used crayola color pencils  added a little puff paint to the foam in the beer mug and some green stickles to the shamrock. The solid paper is from my scrap stash the shamrock paper was printed on card stock from a digital file I have called "Lucky You Paper" by Leelou. Embossed the top mat with a cricut folder added some ribbon and a stamped sentiment  from Studio G dollar stamps.

Thanks for stopping by and please head over to the DT blog at http://sunsationalstamps.blogspot.com/ to get your free digital stamp to use for the Link up / Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and we hope you have had a little fun along the way!!

Hugs,  Janet