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Thursday, September 29, 2011

My Second Guest Designer Spot !!!

Hello everyone, I am thrilled and honored to be Sue’s ( of Susana's Scrappin Corner) Guest Designer today. My first foray into card making was over 35 years ago when my daughter was a baby, I had no money and a stack of construction paper and a copy of a McCall’s Craft Magazine for that winter season. The patterns were called “Scherenschnitte” a Scandinavian technique. They were very intricate, delicate and beautiful. They also took a very long time to craft. Card making went on the back burner for many years and then along came my computer and graphic program and my interest was renewed for a brief time. A few more years passed and I started receiving hand made cards from my dear sister-in-law and a new interest was born. Enter my cricut. a bit of a learning curve, the internet and here we are!

My project for today is a “Folded Star Card”. I came across this card

by pure accident while surfing the net. There a few sites that feature this card with details on how to cut and construct it. The most helpful site I found was  http://mariannespapir.blogspot.com/2011/03/tre-bretteprosjekter.html and this video on YOU TUBE

Here is my finished card. Hope you like it and are both intrigued and inspired to create one of your own!

This is what it looks like folded

and here it is opened.

My biggest challenges in creating this card were getting the measurements accurate and embellishing. I am not big on bling and tend to be very conservative ( less is more philosophy) I worry about over doing it. Over all I like how it turned out. I am going to try it in different sizes and play with the design a bit more.


“Art Philosophy” cartridge for the sentiment mat and the leaves.
Martha Stewart punch for the flowers
A fall leaves spay acrylic stamp
My Creative Time stamp sets ” Many Greetings” and ” Mom you rock” for the sentiment.
Cream colored 12 x 12 card stock
2 coordinating sheets of pattern paper
8.5 x 11 off white card stock
Scraps of black, gold and burnt orange card stock.
Memento black ink and gold stickles

Thanks again to Sue for inviting me to be her guest designer for today. There is a fun "Mickey & Friends" Blog Hop going on and Sue  is participating.  Hop on over and have a look!!
I hope you enjoyed my presentation

Big Blog Hugs Janet

Friday, September 23, 2011

And The Blog Candy Goes Too.......

I am sorry for the delay in posting the winner of the " All About Fall Blog Hop". On Wednesday I used Random.org to select the winner I had a total of 32 comments to my post ( Heidi was a bit beyond the dead line but so was I so I chose to include her). The winning number was # 22 smylow of   http://my-o-scrappin.blogspot.com/ .     Her comment was
"This is my second trip to your blog today! Super cute fall card!" my-o-scrappin.blogspot.com smmyiow@gmail.com
Congratulations to the winner I will be contacting her immediately to let her know. I want to thank everyone who stopped by my blog during this event and especially those who left so many encouraging comments.
I have many more events coming up so please keep an eye out .
Hope you all have a wonderful day and weekend!
Big Blog Hugs *Janet*

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Deadline approaching !!

The Bog candy for the "All About Fall Blog Hop" is fast approaching! I have extended it to 6AM EST September 21st. If you'd like a chance to win this prize go to the link above and leave a comment.
Here is a  picture of what the winner will receive:

Will post the winner tomorrow! Good luck to all !
Big Blog Hugs!!! Janet

Friday, September 16, 2011

Dog Gone Fun Blog Hop

Dog Gone Fun Blog Hop (Day One)

This is a hop to celebrate our canine friends, those wonderful companions who love us no matter what!
I am 64 years young and have had a dog and or cat as part of my family all my life. I have had mutts , dogs and cats from the pound strays that followed me home and decided to stay and the occasional pedigree. I would be lost without my four legged friends.

This is a picture of Max my cocker spaniel  when he was just a couple months old He is now about 8 yo a bit bigger and lots more fur but still a cutie. Next is a pic of his best friend Gator!

Like I  said dogs and cats are family!!

Here is a card I made for a couple events google eyes and action wobbles I love it !!
To start at the beginning of the hop go to Haidee';s blog at    http://created2bunique.blogspot.com/
If you've come from Tammy's http://thepurplemuse.blogspot.com/ you are in the right place!
Your next stop is Krista's http://www.kristaspapercafe.com/
Hope you enjoy all the great fun and projects and don't forget the Awesome blog candy Haidee has to offer!

Thanks for stopping by Big Blog Hugs Janet

Thursday, September 15, 2011

"All About Fall Blog Hop"

All About Fall Hop

Welcome to the "All About Fall" Blog Hop!!

We're so happy you could join us for this super-fun hop showcasing cards, layouts and projects that are All About Fall!!  You'll find an array of ideas throughout the hop -- From decorations to gift ideas and more, we hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way!! This is a TWO-DAY hop, so be sure to catch both days for maximum ideas (you'll find the entire line-up below my post)!!

Before the leaves change color and fall... let's get hopping!!  If you've hopped over from Mindy - http://cvceggen.blogspot.com/, then you are in the right place!!  If you've just popped in to visit my blog or are reading this via email and you'd like to join our All-About-Fall FUN, then please CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Lynda's blog because...  Starting at the start is always SMART!! :)  We have a WONDERFUL Grand Prize for one lucky hopper today -- A $25 Gift Certificate for Designs On Cloud 9!!  To be eligible, please visit each "Blog Hop Stop" and leave a comment!!  One random winner will be chosen on Wednesday, September 21st (giving you plenty of time to finish the hop)... For more details on what you could choose if YOU are the winner, please be sure to visit our sponsor:

Designs on Cloud 9

For the hop today, I've created  a Fall Card ( 4.25 x 5.5 open the long way)
I Love fall and everything about it!

Most of the card stock is Recollections from Michael's, with some odd pieces from my ever growing stash!
T he pumpkin was cut from the Creative Memories Cheerful Season  cartridge at about 2.5 inches along with the layers.
The green mat is 4 x 5.25
The orange mat is 3.75 x 5 and was embossed with my cuttle bug using the pumpkin harvest folder.
The small brown mat is approximately 3 x 3.3 with a 1/4 in rounded top corners.
the printed mat measures 2.5 x3.25 top corners rounded as well.
 The ribbon is from Joanne's Autumn Inspiration collection.The sentiment mat and label are from Emma's  stamp sets Inspiring Words (Accents) and Mixed Holiday Sentiments and the Curly Label Die.
I add a couple Irocks for a little sparkle and that was it.

I will be giving away a small fall themed package( it's a surprise package) to one commenter on my post to be drawn via random.org  on Sept 21st.
Thank you again for checking out my project...  Now hop on over to Carol - http://huffandpuffscrap.blogspot.com/ and remember to visit all the stops for more chances to WIN!!

Here's a list of the entire hop, in case you get lost along the way or want to revisit anyone -- I've included BOTH days of the hop so you'll be sure not to miss a THING!!
DAY ONE (September 15)

1. Lynda - http://memoriesintyme.blogspot.com/
2. Amy - http://www.lovetocrop.com/
3. Anita -http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/
4. Kari - http://purplefuntastickcreations.blogspot.com/
5. Lori - http://scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/
6. Indira - http://craftyhomemade.blogspot.com/
7. Kacee - http://youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com/
8. Bobbi Jo - http://sweetsassydiva.com/
9. Rhonda - http://scraphappenswithrhonda.blogspot.com/
10. Susan - http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/
11. Lynne - http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
12. Rhonda - http://craftingwithblue.blogspot.com/
13. Sandy - http://thecraftycreationspot.blogspot.com/
14. Lisa - http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com/
15. Deb - http://www.scrappingmamma.net/
16. Dawn - http://dawnsdesignsthatdelight.blogspot.com/
17. Lisa - http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
18. Suzanne - http://www.cricutcraftingrammy.blogspot.com/

DAY TWO (September 16)

1. Lynda -- http://memoriesintyme.blogspot.com/
2. Sylvia - http://www.bellascrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com/
3. Nancy - http://blog.fancywithnancy.com/
4. Jen- http://www.jenscraftcorner.com/
5. Vicki - http://mawmawsthoughts.blogspot.com/
6. Kathy - http://the3esblog.blogspot.com/
7. Deborah - http://www.scrappingmamma.net/
8. Lisa - http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
9. Mindy - http://cvceggen.blogspot.com/
10. Janet - http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
11. Carol - http://huffandpuffscrap.blogspot.com/
12. Pam - http://www.pammejo-scrapbookflair.com/
13. Brenda http://createbyburffrau.blogspot.com/
14. Suzanne - http://www.cricutcraftinggrammy.blogspot.com/
15. Dana - http://www.danascraftycorner.blogspot.com/

 Hope you enjoyed your visit and you are having fun on this hop Good luck to everyone!!!
Big Blog Hugs!  * Janet*

a quick card for EMMA's Throw Back Thursday Challenge

Here are the details for this challenge:

*** This is a "CRICUTLESS" Challenge! Meaning, you are not allowed to use your cricuts, imagines, e2's or your gypsy girls! Basically, we are taking it back "Old School"! You are totally allowed to use punches &/or your cuttlebug!

*** Create a CARD using the colors PURPLE, ORANGE, GREEN & BLACK!

*** Link your project up to Mr. Linky, then leave a comment!

And here is My project

I actually made a second using the Happy Haunting cart
They are both cute, I like the cat cut from the Happy Haunting cart the best. How about you?
Happy crafting
Big Blog Hugs! Janet

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

We have a Winner of My Birthday & Blog-a-versary Challenge!!!

Good evening everyone Just wanted to check in and announce the winner of my My Birthday & Blog-a-versary Challenge. But before I do I want to thank everyone who participated and also those who stopped by and left me sweet wishes. You are all very kind and I truly appreciate you all. I also need to thank Emma of My Creative Time for donating the Blog Candy , one of her wonderful stamp sets called  POLKA DOT "SURPRISE".   I just know you will love it ( it's on my wish list) 
There were 5 entries to my challenge and I used Random.org to pick a winner from 1-5 and the winner was ........ #4  Ms Sherry Brown. Congratulations Sherry please email me your address so I can get this out to you.
Again to all my blog friends thanks for stopping by and joining the fun or just leaving a message or just stopping by, I really appreciate it very much!!
Before I go I would like to invite everyone to go to My Creative Time  and see the sneak peek of Emma's newest stamp release happening this Friday You will be amazed at what she has created. Very unique and fun stuff!!
Lastly before I go I have reached  200+ followers and so I need to think of something special to give away, so stay tuned.
Thanks for stopping by  see you soon!
Big Blog Hugs!   Janet

A Celebration and a Challenge

Good Morning! I am so very excited today for two reasons, well three actually! First today is my Birthday (64 years young LOL). Second September 12th is the one year anniversary of my blog. I can hardly believe that it has been  a year already, Time sure flies when you are having fun!! Third but not least I'm going to hold my first ever challenge. Anyone else getting excited?
For the challenge you can make a card layout or other crafty item with either a Birthday or an Anniversary theme. Easy enough right? However there is a little catch (wouldn't be as much fun if there wasn't), Since we are fast approaching Fall my favorite time of year. I would like you to use fall colors for your projects. The challenge starts today and runs through September 12th.. At the end there will be a drawing for a stamp set from the wonderful and talented Miss Emma of the  My Creative Time Blog. If you haven't seen her blog you are truly missing out.  Miss Emma has generously donate one of her stamp set for this give away. Which one you ask. that is going to remain a surprise for the moment.  Don;t you just love surprises!!
To get you started I made this card which could be used for either a Birthday or an Anniversary.

The patterned paper is from Creative Memories The rest of the card stock is from my stash, mostly Recollections card stock. I used the 'Art Philosophy' cartridge for the sentiment mat Inked everything with chocolate colored ink added some fall embellishments I had from Recollections and some raffia for the bow, The sentiment is from Miss Emma's newest release called
 "Mixed Holiday Sentiments".
 Please hop over to her site and take a look around,

 I'm new at this so I hope you will bear with me. I am adding a Mister linky widget at the end of this post for you to submit your projects.  .Once the Challenge is completed I will use Random.org to select the winner.
I'm looking forward to seeing your creation. and thanks for playing along!!
Big Blog Hugs *Janet*

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Meeting a challenge

Hi this is going to be super quick I am trying to finish and get off to work in 15 min. I did this LO for a challenge over art Serenity Scrapers It had to depict something new I am not the best scraper but i gave it a whirl  and here it is:

Got to run will come back tomorrow to give details
Big Blog Hugs   Janet

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Susan's Anything Goes Festive Birthday Bash Day # 2

.Welcome to Susan's Anything goes Festive Birthday Bash Blog Hop Day #2 to celebrate Susan E. Bermudez's birthday with anything goes to celebrate her birthday whether it be a card, favor, banner, or that something special. Hope you enjoy our hop while you check the following blogs as we celebrate Susan's birthday with our usual creativity and craftiness!!! So, please stop by and make sure to wish Susan a very Happy Birthday along with some bloggy love!!

My project for Susans Birthday hop is a gift box In "Princess"Susan's favorite colors of pink and purple. I love these little treat boxes and they are so simple to make If you would like to  learn to make these her is a link http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/treat_box/  .The patterned papers were printed on Georgia Pacific card stock from digi paper I found on the web. The rest of the  is recollection card stock and other paper from my growing stash.
The crown is cut from Wall decor and more in two layers. The mat is from Lacy Labels in 2 different sizes the purple layer was embossed with the 'Victoria" folder. for both mats

 The words were cut from The Birthday Cakes cartridge. and the mat was inked with pink Studio G ink. added some pink striped and lavender sheer ribbon to finish it off.
 And what is a Birthday without a card. I found this cute Digi stamp  ShopScrapBookingSupply.com
 Isn't she just the cutest Little Princess. I used stickles and a few hearth rhinestones for a Little sparkle.
Happy Birthday Susan Hope you like my projects!

Grand Prizes with Sponsors:

1. Karber Digital Images (http://www.karberdigital.com/) will offer blog candy to a random commenter of the blog hop :)

2. Jen's Digi Designs - $15 gift card for liking her Face Book page and commenting on Susan's page with a winner being chosen randomly :)

Also, please, be sure to stop by Staci McD's site (http://preciousmem.blogspot.com) as there will be a $20 gift card to Designs on Cloud 9 to one commenter on her blog.

Some of the blogs may be offering candy so be sure to leave your comments along the way and don't forget to give bloggy love!

We have divided this hop into two (2) days with different blogs for you to visit each day. Make sure to visit all!

Day 1: September 3, 2011

1. Lynne: http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
2. Amber: http://pixiperfectcreations.blogspot.com/
3. Angie: http://atuttletime.blogspot.com/
4. Becky: http://squirlygirlcreations.blogspot.com/
5. Berenice: http://karbersweetescape.blogspot.com/
6. Brenda: http://createbyburffrau.blogspot.com/
7. Christel: http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com/
8. Cindy: http://www.cindys-greencricut.blogspot.com/
9. Deborah: http://www.scrappingmamma.net/  
10. Erin: http://comfyonmycloud.blogspot.com/
11. Gina: http://californiascrappin-gcinderella21.blogspot.com/
12. Kari: http://purplefuntastickcreations.blogspot.com/
13. Staci: http://preciousmem.blogspot.com/

Day Two: September 4, 2011
1. Susan: http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/
2. Amy: http://www.lovetocrop.com/
3. Darlene: http://twoscrappinlawyers.blogspot.com/
4. Faith: http://faithfulecreations.com/
5. Heather: http://blessed2cre8.blogspot.com/
6. Indira: http://craftyhomemade.blogspot.com/
7. Janet: http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/     <----That's Me
8. Jearise: http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com/ <----Your Next Stop
9. Linda: http://www.lindascreativity.blogspot.com/
10. Lori: http://www.scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/
11. Maria: http://justgetscraphappy.blogspot.com/
12. Nicole: http://crashingcreatively.blogspot.com/
13. Theresa: http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/

I hope you enjoyed your visit and found something to inspire your creativity. Enjoy the rest of your hop!  And don't forget to wish Susan a Happy Birthday.
Thanks for stopping by Love to read your comments
Also If you Like challenges I have one Posted in the previous post so scroll down and check it out.
 Happy Hopping!
Big Blog Hugs!!    *Janet*