Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wishes & Kisses

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FINALLY !!! I decided I’d better get a card posted or give up my blog & since the latter is NOT an option I just threw together this little Wags & Whiskers card last night … I’m not totally happy with how it turned out as I can’t decide if it needs the bow or not so I did it both ways.

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It just looks so washed out but is much prettier in “real life” ….

I’ve used the “Sweet Danni with Bella” Wags n Whiskers image colored with Copics

K & Company paper & SU cardstock

Ribbon from JoAnn’s  made into a bow with the amazing Bow Easy

The gorgeous flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts

I used labels 6 Spellbinders dies

Hugs, Janie

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Stocking Gift Card

Hello my friends, today I made a couple of stockings to hold gift cards … They’re quick & easy but made with a whole lot of love & with a little extra “love” tucked inside.

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I found this pattern here at Waltzing Mouse Stamps. You can copy it & print it out & then use any scraps of ribbon or lace or DP or flowers that you like to embellish them. I’m going to be making more of these to keep on hand to send to my daughters or grandkids. Who doesn’t enjoy a little “love” from home once in awhile …

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When you open it up you can tuck a gift card or cash inside the “pocket” …

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I had to hold this one closed with a paper clip so I could take a picture … I bought some Velcro circles today from JoAnn’s today & will attach a small bit to the inside flap to keep it closed …

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I actually sewed around the 1st stocking with my tiny Janome sewing machine but forgot to do this one until I’d glued it together then it was too late.   I cut the stocking parts out of the solid color then embossed them with my Cuttlebug to give them a little added texture.  I used some beautiful red & burgandy velvet papers & a Marianne Creatables Poinsettia die that I bought from my LSS Memory Lane. I’m adding a link to them to my side bar of favorite places I’m spending my children’s inheritance … Sorry my favorite ladies !!! But this makes me “Happy” &  Jay says if it makes me happy I should buy it !!! Guess I’ll be working till I’m 92 to keep supporting my “addiction” & keep me happy !!!
That’s it for tonight & I’d love it if you’d leave a comment so I’ll know you were here …

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Secretive Tilda

I made this card for a special young lady that’s in the Air Force & won’t be home for Thanksgiving. My grandaughter Ashley just joined the ranks of the Military & will graduate from basic training next month … I hope this little card will let her know how much I love & miss her & wish we could all be together for this Thanksgiving …

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Card Recipe :
Secretive Tilda from Magnolia-licious
Background trees from SU
Sentiment from  PTI
Card stock is from Stampin Up
Pattern paper is DCWV from JoAnn’s
Spellbinders Nestie label 6
Yellow flower made from Nellie Snellen punches
Flower brad was colored with my Copics as was the sweet little Tilda
Flowers & pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts
I used a little Autumn Flower Soft on Tildas bouquet

I'm entering this in these challenges
Joan's Garden Challenge #22
Make it Monday #10
Lot's To Do Fall colors

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Thanks for dropping by & I’d love it if you’d leave a comment so I’ll know you were here.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

h’Anglar Girl meets Digi papers

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Now that’s a “BAD” combination !!! ( Meant in s GOOD way) ………One friend stamped me a few of my favorite h’Anglar images & several other friends kept mentioning digi papers until I finally caved it & gave them a try. Oh my GOODNESS !!! Are they ever addicting !!! These fun papers are from Pink Petticoat & are the most amazing collection of papers EVER !!! They have dots & stripes & plaids & ginghams & lots of other designs & they come in 52 colors. I just bought a few to try but you get a lot for a small amount of money. I LOVE being able to print out that one sheet of blue stripe when I want it instead of driving 45 miles to the nearest scrapbook store to get it & I have done that !!! I’m sure I’m going to go thru the ink but for me this is so worth it …

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 And this is what happens when you put the two together !!!  I LOVE this combination !!!  I wish I knew what this little cuties name is.
I colored her with Copics & I see now she’s weighing down my ribbon, guess I better fix that …
                       Card Recipe :
Sentiment & ribbon from SU
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Papers from Pink Petticoat
Pearls are also from Wild Orchid Crafts

I'm entering this in these challenges
Lovely hAnglar Only die cuts or punches

Anything Goes The letter B (most everything on my card is "Blue")

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Thanks for stopping by today. If you like leave a comment so I’ll know you were here …

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Henry Mouse Skiing

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I LOVE this little Henry Mouse !!! I made this card a long time ago but never posted it so thought I’d put him on here & share him. Such a simple card but I just love that silly grin on his little face. I used a Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder for the background & then matted him on Real Red cardstock from SU.  I believe the edge punch is a Martha Stewart punch & the ribbon is from SU. I used Flower Soft on his hat & for the snow.
I'm entering him in these challenges
Moving along with the times Card for a child
Make it Monday Anything Goes

Friday, October 29, 2010

Blowing Kisses Tilda

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Good morning my friends,
This is a little Tent Topper birthday card I made for one of my granddaughters …
I used Tilda Blowing Kisses from Magnoia-licious
DP are from DCWV
Sentiment from PTI
The heart border is a Martha Stewart punch
Spellbinders oval Nestabilities
Flowers & Pearls from Wild Orchid Craft
I'm entering this in a few challenges.
Inktegrity Designs   Anything Goes  

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Simple Poinsettia

Hello my wonderful blogging friends, I made this card quite awhile ago but never knew how I wanted to finish it. I love how simple it is & there’s really no way to embellish it without distracting from the poinsettias … I decided to just let it be a plain & simple Christmas card.
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I used the Spellbinders large Poinsettia die to cut & emboss it & added a few little white Dew Drops in the centers.  The red & green flower at the bottom of the picture will be used on another card. It’s made from velvet papers that I cut with a Marianne die & a Nellie Snellen punch.
I'm entering it in these challenges
Make it Monday #8  anything goes
Sparkle Creations 2010 Christmas Creations Challenge Week # 47 for a Christmas card
Sarah Hurley Christmas card with no red or green
Bah! Humbug!  Elegant

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Thanks for stopping by &  hopefully it won’t be so long until my next post. Time just gets away from me ….. Once again I seem to spend more time shopping & no time USING the wonderful things I buy.




Hugs, Janie

Friday, October 8, 2010

Tilda’s Doohickeys With Hidden Messages

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For my card today I'm making an Easel card using something a little different.
How many of us have been getting those wonderful Magnolia stamps & throwing away the wrappers they come in ?
Well I finally decided they were just too wonderful to get tossed away or recycled so I started playing with them & this is what I came up with …. Flowers & tags all created from those beautiful packages that are probably getting tossed in the trash !!!

I also used some little strips of the package to make the mat on the front of my card. I was thinking “Boy I NEED to order some more stamps & Doohickeys so I have more paper to play with” . 
P1010728 Those amazing Doohickeys come on some great little papers that are a little larger than the stamp papers so I made some fun embellishments out of them. I cut one of the tags out of white cardstock & put in on the inside then decided to make a “hidden message” so cut out another one using the packaging from the Doohickey die & hinged it with a brad for a little sentiment …P1010719
Here’s a close-up of the cute little flower I made using another Doohickey petals die from the paper it came on ….
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I just started punching & die cutting flowers from different parts of the front as well as the back & even tho the papers didn’t cost anything , I think they are some of the most incredible flowers I’ve made  …  Thanks Magnolia for not only making us these amazing stamps & dies but also for these most beautiful papers !!!P1010730
Copic colors used for this sweet little Tilda are
Skin E000-E00-R11
Hair E13-E15-E18
Dress RV10-R81-R83

Stamps: Tilda (not sure of her name as I had to borrow that stamp from my good friend Ruth Ann) If one of us doesn’t have it the other one usually does …

Sentiment from PTI

Punches:  EK Success Retro in 3 sizes

Martha Stewart grass punch with bunnies

MS Branch punch

Sizzix Branch with leaves die

Doohickeys : Lovely Fence, Vintage Lace Tag, Peony Petals & that wonderful packaging :)  …

I’ve entered this card into several challenges  Stamp Something …The challenge is punches …

 Crafty Catz weekly challenge this week for Magnolias/ Tilda only

Sarah Hurley challenge this week of Flowers

The Crazy Challenge for recycled go green

Papertake Weekly flowers

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And one last picture is another hidden Doohickey tag that I will write a personal message on when I give it someone special …
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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Special Moments

Happy Saturday my friends…  First I’d like to say thank you to some special ladies who’ve been a great help to me in the last few days. Pam is always so kind to answer any questions I have … It ALWAYS costs me money because my questions are mostly “WHERE DID YOU GET THAT” ???  She tells me & then my checkbook takes another hit !!! She can’t help it if she makes the cutest cards & I just HAVE to have what she has … Which then makes my friends here want to have it … We’re just helping the economy, right girls !!! Then there’s Patti Jo, she makes the most beautiful paper flowers & was kind enough to not only tell me how to make them she also sent me a card with those beautiful flowers on it so I could see them up close … Also included the same paper & some little sticks used for curling the paper petals so I could make my own .. So please check out the wonderful blogs these ladies have & you’ll be glad you did. I have several more amazing ladies to thank but will do that on my next post.
Today I’ve made a simple Anniversary card using only black & white ….

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I used a Spellbinders Lotus die on the front & again on the inside for the sentiment … When I cut it out the negative was so pretty I decided to use it for the opposite side … I made several flowers from  punches & attached to the centers of the die.
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I took a picture outside so you could see how I embossed the front with my wonderful Scor-Buddy … Love that handy little tool.
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No coloring on this just simple basic black & white …
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Supplies used :
Black & white cardstock from Stampin Up
DP is Diecuts with a view
Punches, Nellie Snellen & EK Success flowers
Spellbinders Lotus die
Cuttlebug for embossed black flower
Front sentiment is from Great Impressions & Happy Anniversary is from PTI …
Thanks for stopping by & if you like leave a comment so I’ll know you were here …

Monday, September 20, 2010

Flower Soft Hedgehog

Happy Tuesday to you all …
For today’s post (and it’s a long one) I decided to do something a little different than my usual cards … I found a wonderful lady who showed me how to use Flower Soft on projects so you’ll be seeing a few images I used that fun technique on in the near future… I LOVE learning new things although my checkbook usually takes a hit  when I do (sorry Jay), but it makes me happy to figure out how to make something fresh with the stamps & supplies I already have. So see that’s kind of like saving money…  Now there’s a woman’s logic for you !!!P1010606
This little image was already colored & all we had to do was add the Flower Soft. Simple easy little application & it totally changed the whole look of the little Hedgehogs & the leaves. Gonna be using this for future projects. I can just see it on my little Tilda’s flower baskets & the tiny flowers in some images I have. Can’t wait to give them a try … P1010597
I punched all the extra leaves that I added to the card as embellishments & then stickled some & curled others … I colored a few with my Copics using  YG95, YR23 & YR16 … The “Happy Autumn” sentiment is from Paper Trey Ink … P1010595
The image is from Flower Soft & is called Hedgerow Friends.
Here’s a close up of the leaves … I think I like it !!!
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Don’t know where I got this sentiment stamp but it’s been in my stash for a looong time …. This began as a regular card but I decided to turn it into an easel & then had to search my brain for that one piece of DP that had leaves on it that I KNEW I had in my craft room … If any of you saw my craft room paper supply you’d know why this was a MAJOR feat ..  I have a LOT of paper !!! But I was determined & although it’s been a year since I needed paper with fall leaves I found it & did the happy dance !!! One day I’m going to master the Digi papers then I won’t have that problem. I can just go to a digi paper site & purchase a piece of the exact color & print I want & I will have it instantly … right Sharon & Bev ? You gals always SAY how easy it is but although I’ve downloaded a few digi stamps I just can’t figure out the paper thing. I’m not giving up tho !!! Those 2 ladies make the most AMAZING cards with digi papers. What am I saying, they make the most AMAZING cards PERIOD !!! P1010600
I used a Martha Stewart fence punch for a little extra & the punch at the bottom is an EK Sucess punch called Scalloped Scallops that Mary over at Cardz TV uses on so many of her cards. So of course I HAD to have one … The Happy Thanksgiving sentiment is cut out with a Spellbinders die & popped up on foam tape that I buy at WalMart in the hardware section … Mary told me about that too .. It’s much cheaper than the same roll you buy in the craft department … Now figure that one out … P1010555
Believe it or not my mailbox is in there SOMEWHERE … I have a very nice postman & he just reaches thru the leaves to deliver my mail .. These sunflowers are about 8 feet tall …P1010608
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Ok enough rambling for today. Thanks for stopping by & letting me chat. If you have time I’d love it if you’d leave a little comment to let me know you were here  …
Hugs, Janie

Tilda Under The Mistletoe

Hello ladies, I know some of you are probably getting tired of seeing nothing but Tilda cards so the next card I make will be something different … I’m afraid I’m totally addicted to these cute little images & might have bought stock in the company (sorry Jay if you’re reading this) if I’d known they were going to keep making the next ones even cuter than the last collection …

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This is a close up of the flowers I made using the Nellie Snellen punch that punches & embosses …. Gee I MUST love that punch as I used it on my last card I posted … It is a great punch with the embossed look I think but you don’t HAVE to emboss them if you choose not to...

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I got a little carried away with pictures this evening but I just love my punches & wanted to share … I have some friends that are coming over in about a week for a “ Play Day” so we can all learn to make different flowers from punches & dies. We learn a little from each other & do a pot luck & just enjoy spending time doing what we love …

Thanks for spending time seeing what I do … Your comments are never expected but always welcome …

Hugs, Janie

Friday, September 17, 2010

Happy Tilda’s Flower Garden

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This is a little card I made last night using Happy Tilda. I made all the flowers I used on here from punches & with the help of my wonderful online friend Gloria ... I hope you will take a minute to check out the amazing cards she’s created on her blog.

I’ve somehow lost all the text on here twice so am just going to write a quick post & see if it works this time. I’ll edit it tomorrow !!!
I colored Happy Tilda with my wonderful Copics

Skin E000-E00-R20

Shirt R81-R83-R85

Pants G21-G24-G82

I used various flower punches & several new ones from Nellie Snellen that punch AND emboss. I got them from 7 Kids College Fund & love their quick service …
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Hugs, Janie

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