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Sunday, October 19, 2014

BOO!!!

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  




Friday, February 14, 2014

February 14th "LOVE IS IN THE AIR" Blog Hop




Welcome to February's Sunsational Stamps Design Team Blog Hop on February 14 from 9 am to 11 pm CST. Thank you for joining joining us and Happy Valentines Day . The theme of this hop is Love. So sit back with a nice steaming hot cup of cocoa and find your way to each of these blogs for some incredible projects.

I 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 fromhttp://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 February 28th at midnight. On March first we will pick a winner and that person will be our guest designer for March, along with receiving the March 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 up at the bottom of our blog   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! After all it's Valentines Day and who doesn't like a little Love.

Love DT Blog Line Up:










Now for my project, I made a Valentines card 'Old School'. I love flat single page Valentine cards I used the freebie images which is posted on the Design Team Blog , colored with my color pencils and cut him out with scissors. For the card base I used some hearts I had left over from a project I did last year  Cut with my Cricut (don't recall the cartridge) Added pink ribbon and stamped the sentiment using "100% Sweetness" stamp set from My Creative Time
  Just for added fun I put the Bear cupid on a wobble I love to add wobbles to my fun cards if I can! Sorry the picture isn't so good hard to make it move and snap a  pic at the same time. LOL


  

Thanks for stopping by and please head over to the next blog at http://sunsationalstamps.blogspot.com/ there you will find the free digi stamp to use in our challenge and the link to add your finished project,
Hope you've enjoyed you visit and have a Happy Valentines Day,
See You all next month

Janet



Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Boo! Oh sheet! It's a ghost blog hop. October 24th

Boo! Oh didn't mean to scare you but just wanted to have some fun and so do these incredible crafters who have made things that involve ghosts. I hope you will join us today and hop along to see what each person made.

Our hostess is Jearise from Lorby's World and her blog is the place to start at http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com . She will be having a give away so make sure to start there and see what she has to offer and learn how to get a chance to win.

Our sponsor for this hop is Jessica from SVG Attic (insert link to store http://svgattic.blogspot.com/p/store) so you have got to stop by her blog to see what she has up her sleeve. I'm sure you will gasp with delight!

Here is my ghostly creation for this hop...


  

To create this fun card I used 3 files from "Scrapping With Lisa.s Designs." The Ghost file, the  Vulture  file and the Spooky Tree file. The card base is black card stock 5.5 x 4.25 the yellow mat is 1/8 th of an inch smaller the top mat is from a 6x6 fall stack by DCWV I have had for a few years. Used some white ink to give it a foggy effect. The sentiments were printed with my computer using some fun Halloween fonts.

Thanks for floating in today to see what spooktacular creation I did and now float on to Jamie blog.

Complete line up:
Jessica from SVG Attic ~ http://svgattic.blogspot.com/


Big Blog Hugs,
Janet

Friday, October 11, 2013

October Calendar Girls Blog Hop

  


Welcome to our October Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. It’s absolutely amazing when you do a Google search the interesting facts you may find. Such a find is special and unique occasions throughout the year!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. As Neil Sedaka sang in his song "Calendar Girls" - "Octoberr, light the candles of your sweet 16!!"

Our hop begins today with the lovely and super talented Lynne aka Her Craftiness which may be found at http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/. The entire line-up is available just in case you get bogged down with all the holidaze and craziness as you won't want to miss a single calendar event!!!! 

In case, you get lost along the way with all the craziness of the holidaze, here's the complete line-up to follow along with the streamers, cards, lay-outs and super creativity of the marvelous Calendar Girls:


October, 2013 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

Breast Cancer Awareness Month - 
Clergy Appreciation Month

1 - National Lace Day -Janet
2 - Guardian Angels Day Laura
5 - World Card Making Day - Sandy
6 - Mad Hatter Day - Lynne
7 - World Smile Day - 
9 - Fire Prevention Day- Sandy
11 - Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day - Lucy 
11 - World Egg Day
14 - Columbus Day - Lynne
14 - Be Bald and Free Day - Jearise
16 - Dictionary Day
19 - Sweetest Day- Sandy
21 - Count Your Buttons Day - Sandy
25 - Frankenstein Friday - Jearise
27 - National Tell a Story Day (in Scotland and the UK)
28 - Plush Animal Lover's Day - 
30 - National Candy Corn Day - Sandy
30 - Mischief Night - Janet
31 - Halloween - Christine

For my first day I chose National Lace Day. I have lots of fond memories of My Grandmother sitting in the rocking chair crocheting away her favorite thing was lace edgings on hand kerchiefs. She had all the stitch patterns in her head I never saw her use a pattern ever. ( she sewed the same way no patterns) So in honor of my grandma ( we called her Memer) here is my card:

I am going to share a couple pictures of her sampler book that she created it is about 100 years olf tatered and much loved.


For my second card I chose Mischief Night the night before Halloween. I never knew that it existed until noe so ere is a little History  followed by my card

Mischief Night (also known as Devil's NightHell Night Cabbage NightGate NightMizzy Night  Miggy Night or Goosing Night ) is an annual tradition in parts of the United Kingdom,Canada, and the United States when people (primarily teenagers and preteens) take a degree of license to play pranks and do mischief in their neighbourhoods. The most common date for Mischief Night in England and North Americas October 30, the day before Halloween.






We are offering some fabulous blog candy to 2 lucky winners - 

Just comment and give some bloggie love to each of the Calendar Girls. For our blog candy, Lynne is offering a personalized mug mat monogrammed with your first initial. Please, don't forget to comment on all blogs along with leaving your email address that we may contact the winner. You get to chose either fall colors or Halloween.
Also, Lynne is offering a breast cancer awareness bracelet to one lucky winner.

Your next stop along the way of the calendar is Jearise. Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on November 9, 2013, for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!
Hope you enjoyed your vist Thanks again for stopping by
Big Blog hugs, Janet

Friday, September 13, 2013

September Calendar Girls Blog Hop



Welcome to our September Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. It’s absolutely amazing when you do a Google search the interesting facts you may find. Such a find is special and unique occasions throughout the year!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. As Neil Sedaka sang in his song "Calendar Girls" - "September, light the candles of your sweet 16!!"

Our hop begins today with the lovely and super talented Jearise of Lorby's World (http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com). The entire line-up is available just in case you get bogged down with all the holidaze and craziness as you won't want to miss a single calendar event!!!! 

In case, you get lost along the way with all the craziness of the holidaze, here's the complete line-up to follow along with the streamers, cards, lay-outs and super creativity of the marvelous Calendar Girls:


September, 2013 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:
Classical Music Month ~ Jearise
Fall Hat Month ~
Baby Safety Month ~
Self Improvement Month ~

1 Emma M. Nutt Day, the first woman telephone operator ~ Lynne
2 Labor Day ~ Janet
2 National Beheading Day ~
3 Happy Birthday Janet Smith ~ Lynne
4 Newspaper Carrier Day
6 Read a Book Day ~ Laura
8 Grandparent's Day ~ Sandy
9 Teddy Bear Day ~ Lynne, Sandy
10 Sewing Machine Day ~ Lynne
11 911 Remembrance ~
11 Make Your Bed Day ~
12 Chocolate Milk Shake Day ~ Edwina
12 National Video Games Day ~ Sandy
13 Blame Someone Else Day ~
13 Defy Superstition Day ~
13 Fortune Cookie Day ~
13 National Peanut Day ~
13 Uncle Sam Day - his image was first used in 1813 ~
14 National Cream-Filled Donut Day ~ Christine
15 Make a Hat Day ~ 
15 National Women's Friendship Day ~
16 Mayflower Day ~
16 National Play Doh Day ~ Lynne
17 Citizenship Day ~
19 International Talk Like A Pirate Day ~ Sandy
21 International Peace Day ~ 
21 Oktoberfest ~ Lynne
22 Elephant Appreciation Day ~ Janet
23 Checkers Day ~ Christine
25 National Comic Book Day ~ 
26 Johnny Appleseed Day ~ Jearise
27 Native American Day ~ Edwina
28 Ask a Stupid Question Day (one of my favorite days) ~
28 National Good Neighbor Day ~
29 Confucius Day - Try your luck. Get a Fortune Cookie ~ Vicky

My first day is "Labor Day" always a very special day for me because my grandma and mom put on a family picnic and we all celebrated my aunts and my Birthday!! So many awesome memories. Here is my card which is in the true spirit of the day:


 My second day is Elephant Appreciation Day. Now my Mom loved to play Bingo and always had a handful of little elephant figurines that she placed in front of her  "her Lucky charms". Mot that they did much for her winning but Elephants have a special spot in my heart as well. Here is my card to celebrate Elephants:


We are offering some fabulous blog candy to a lucky winners - 
Just comment and give some bloggie love to each of the Calendar Girls. For our blog candy, Lynne is offering a personalized mug mat monogrammed with your first initial. Please, don't forget to comment on all blogs along with leaving your email address that we may contact the winner. You get to chose either fall colors, butterflies, or apples. Shown is the butterfly fabric. 

Your next stop along the way of the calendar is The very talented and fabulous Lynne. Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on October 12, 2013, for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!
Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments.
Big Blog hugs, Janet