Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Fall Colors


Hi, Friends.....

It's Thanksgiving card time of the year again! I find it helpful to choose a sketch to use for mass producing my Thanksgiving cards. In the past it has usually been one of Julee's at Viva la Verve Sketch challenge....and so it is again this year! :)


I was immediately attracted to this sketch because of all the delicious scraps I could use LAYERS in the design. I have an entire tub completely full of scraps that are in fall prints!!! Seriously....one of those 12x12 clear cases that is 3 inches deep...you know the ones I mean, right? Plus other miscellaneous bags of them!!! So when I see a fabulous layered sketch around Thanksgiving...I am sooooooooooo IN!!!
I use this So Grateful stamp nearly every year for many of my Thanksgiving cards.  Inside the card I stamp a scripture and Happy Thanksgiving. 

Supplies used include:
A Creative Journey with Melissa - Fall and Winter Holiday Sentiments stamp set
Versafine ink in Onyx Black
Distress Ink in Walnut Stain
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set (scalloped edge panel)
DCWV scraps from stash
Core'dinations kraft cardstock
Lacy ribbon from stash
Thrift store bag of leaves :)

Hope you like my card. This was the first of my cards using this sketch, but I have made several batches of Thanksgiving cards with this sketch so far. Can somebody please explain how I have MORE autumn scraps now than when I started??!!! Eeek!! This defies all known laws of physics and mathematics. Scraps are scary!!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Viva la Verve Sketches November Challenge
2. House That Stamps Built - DCC111 Falling For You

3. Allsorts - Colors of Autumn
4. Pixie's Snippets Playground Weeks 307-308 - Use Snippets

5. Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper November Challenge - Use patterned paper
6. DL.ART November Linky Challenge
7. Get Creative Challenges #64 - Holidays
8. HeARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes + a Stamp
9. The Ribbon Girls November Challenge - Card + Ribbon
10. Crafty Calendar Challenges November - Autumn colors
11.
Dare2BArtzy November Challenge - Gratitude
12. DL.ART Thankful Thursday #216- Patriotic OR any Thank You
13. Die Cut Divas November Challenge - Thankful

Friday, November 10, 2017

Out of Season Birdie




Hi, Friends......

Here's a card I have been wanting to make for a long, long time. So simple but fun and cute. My crafty pal, Karen Ladd, sent me some Springtime stickers a long time ago.....I think they were really for my granddaughter, but guess what! I kept a few for myself and had a card like this in mind!! :)

Then when I was scrambling around tonight finishing up all the entries in Lea Lawson's Crafty Comeback Party, I noticed she had a little mini-challenge to make an out of season card. Well, what she really said was more like put your seasonal things aside for a little while and make a card just for fun.  Voila!!! Time to finally make that springtime bird card!! 



Supplies used include:
Foam bird sticker
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set (has scallops)
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - Sketchy Thoughts die set
Winnie & Walter - Sketchy Thoughts stamp set
Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry
Versafine Ink - Onyx Black
Darice - Birch Trees Embossing Folder
Core'dinations heavy duty white cardstock
Sequins - bonus gift in a Winnie & Walter order! <3
Hope you enjoyed this card. Lea, I am so glad you are back!!! I'm looking forward to enjoying your crafty endeavors. Thank you for this amazing blog party!!!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Lea Lawson's Day 12 Crafty Comeback Challenge

2. Cardz-TV Anything Goes Challenge #21
3. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #308-309 - Anything Goes Family Friendly
4. Card Mania Challenge #98 - Anything Goes

5. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Snow White (my birch tree background is all white)
6. DL.ART November Linky Challenge
7. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #8 - Any critter as main feature
8. HeARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes + a Stamp
9. Crop Stop November Linky Party #34 - Anything Goes + use product from company that CS sells (I used Distress Ink, a Darice embossing folder, Core'dinations cardstock, and WeRMemory Keepers Quick-Stik for placing my sequins)

Noel - Winnie & Walter



This must have been when the delinquency started.  :)

Hi, Friends......

I am back with one last entry into Winnie & Walter - October Color Combo Challenge.



I am way behind on my Christmas cards and so I decided to try one with these non-traditional colors.  It's different, but I like it. I love the gleam of the foiled cardstock and the sparkle of the glittered salmon cardstock.  The button die-cuts are fun, too! 


Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set (has scalloped edges and the buttons)
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set (straight edged panel)
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Noel Cutaway die
Winnie & Walter - In Bloom: Maggie's Roses Cutaways die set
DCWV glittered and patterned cardstock
Distress Ink in Wild Honey and Walnut Stain
Various Sequins (peachy ones are Neat & Tangled)
Embroidery floss

That's all for now.  Hope you are have a lovely weekend!!!  Thank you for stopping by and saying hello. 

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter - October Color Combo Challenge

2. Cardz-TV Anything Goes Challenge #21
3. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #308-309 - Anything Goes Family Friendly
4. Card Mania Challenge #98 - Anything Goes
5. Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper November Challenge - Use patterned paper
6. DL.ART November Linky Challenge

7. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #358 - Anything Goes Christmas opt food/drink
8. Get Creative Challenges #64 - Holidays
9. Crop Stop November Linky Party #34 - Anything Goes + use product from company that CS sells (I used Distress Ink and WeRMemory Keepers Quick-Stik for placing my sequins) 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Autumn Thanks - Winnie & Walter





Hi, Friends.....

I am back with another entry into Winnie & Walter - October Color Combo Challenge which closes soon!!!




The inspiration photo Heather chose is just gorgeous, but the colors themselves are not ones that I often would use together. So I decided to play around and get a little out of my comfort zone on this card.....going predominantly brown and gray with only a little bit of the brighter hues. After all, that's part of the fun of a color challenge....to mix things up a bit and try new combos!

Here's what I came up with.....I still like brighter colors better, but I had fun trying something different. And this has a bit of a masculine feel to it, so might be appropriate at times when a lacy, flowery card just wouldn't be right. 


Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Winnie &Walter - In a Word: Thanks Cutaway die
Winnie & Walter - Kindness with Evelin T Designs stamp set
Versafine ink - Onyx Black
Distress Inks - for tree and inking edges of houndstooth panel
Distress Markers - to color in leaves on tree
Mixed media paper
DCWV papers
Pre-made card base
Neat & Tangled sequins

Well, here in Idaho our snow melted in the night and today is gray and rainy...one of those days where it seems like it never gets light. It kind of looks like my card! :) Dark days like this make me appreciate our dazzling bright snowy days. Can't wait for another snowstorm!! lol...

Thank you for your sweet comments and visits.

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter - October Color Combo Challenge
2. DL.ART Thankful Thursday #216- Patriotic OR any Thank You
3. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #308-309 - Anything Goes Family Friendly
4. Card Mania Challenge #98 - Anything Goes
5. Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper November Challenge - Use patterned paper
6. DL.ART November Linky Challenge
7. Aud Sentiments Challenge #192 - Bingo + Sentiment (I chose the patterned paper, stamped image, faux stitching)
8. HeARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes + a Stamp
9. Cardz-TV - Anything Goes Challenge #20
10. Crop Stop November Linky Party #34 - Anything Goes + use product from company that CS sells (I used Distress Ink and Distress Markers)
11. Crafty Calendar Challenges November - Autumn colors
12. Jo's Scrap Shack Funday Friday Challenge #213 - Anything Goes
13. Die Cut Divas November Challenge - Thankful

14. Dare2BArtzy November Challenge - Gratitude  
15. Craft Stamper November TIMI Challenge - AG with Stamping
16. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Thanks/Thanksgiving
17. Double D Challenges - Feeling Fall-ish (I was inspired by the autumn tree and lovely sequins.)

 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Joy in the Autumn - Winnie & Walter



Here's one last Halloween one.....for those of us who've needed dental work lately.  Ugh...

Hi, Friends......

I am back with another entry into Winnie & Walter - October Color Combo Challenge. There are only a day or two left, so hurry if you want to join in!!



I started making layers on this card and couldn't stop!!! lol... I just love the alternate print - solid - print - solid look that appeared! This doesn't look like my original idea.  It's only (Rock 'n Roll) two kinds of cardstock layered up together, but I LIKE it! (Now I'll prob have to go YouTube that song....)

I even made an attempt at "staging" this photo....tossed some sequins around beside the "middle" out of one of the layers. lol... I am such a lame photographer!!!  :)
Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set (has scallops)
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Joy Cutaway die
Winnie & Walter - In Bloom: Maggie's Roses Cutaways die set

DCWV patterned cardstock
Core'dinations solid cardstock
Distress Ink in Wild Honey
Sequins and ribbon from my stash
Thank you so much for visiting my blog.  Your comments always brighten my day!!!

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter - October Color Combo Challenge
2. DL.ART Thankful Thursday #215 - Ribbon and Sparkle
3. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #308-309 - Anything Goes Family Friendly
4. Card Mania Challenge #98 - Anything Goes
5. Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper November Challenge - Use patterned paper
6. DL.ART November Linky Challenge
7. The Ribbon Girls November Challenge - Card + Ribbon

8. Cardz-TV - Anything Goes Challenge #19
9. Cardz-TV - Anything Goes Challenge #20
10. Crop Stop November Linky Party #34 - Anything Goes + use product from company that CS sells (I used Distress Ink and Core'dinations Paper)
11. Crafty Calendar Challenges November - Autumn colors 
12. Jo's Scrap Shack Funday Friday Challenge #213 - Anything Goes
13. Double D Challenges - Feeling Fall-ish (I was inspired by the lovely sequins.)


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Joy with Butterflies - Winnie & Walter



Hi, Friends.....

I am glad to be back in crafting mode after my big Cat Lovers Hop! Did you take part? We had a wonderful time....and already have next year's Hop in the works. If you want to help in the planning process, I welcome your input. PLEASE CHECK THE WINNER'S POST TO SEE IF YOU HAVE AN UNCLAIMED PRIZE AWAITING YOU!! <3




Today, I am sharing a card I made for the Winnie & Walter - October Color Combo Challenge. There are still few days left, so I hope you will join us!!




I have a super-abundance of leftover patterned paper strips that are 3-1/2" wide from notecard sets I make for gifts. These scraps are perfect for making tall format sized cards that fit standard business sized envelopes or ones I make myself. :)

I went a little bit shabby on this card with a doily, vellum and frilly ribbon. The butterflies and glittery cardstock add a romantic touch that makes this card suitable for any occasion, including a bridal shower or wedding.

I
double layered the diecuts for a shadow effect, reversing it on the butterflies. The tiny butterfly die cuts are one of my favorite things to make from the odd bits leftover on diecut negatives.

I sponged the edges of the patterned paper with Distress Ink to pull in another color from the Challenge palette.


Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Joy Cutaway die
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set (butterflies and scalloped vellum rectangle)
DCWV glittered cardstock scraps
Distress Ink - Wild Honey
Doily from stash
Vellum from stash
Shimmery Crinkle ribbon from DL.ART
Sequins - a bonus gift in a Winnie & Walter order! <3
Silver Adhesive Rhinestones from my stash (for butterfly bodies)
Thank you for stopping by today! Hope you enjoyed seeing my card.

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter - October Color Combo Challenge
2. DL.ART Thankful Thursday #215 - Ribbon and Sparkle
3. Pixie's Snippets Playground Weeks #305-306
4. Card Mania Challenge #98 - Anything Goes
5. Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper November Challenge - Use patterned paper
6. DL.ART November Linky Challenge
7.
The Ribbon Girls November Challenge - Card + Ribbon
8. Cardz-TV - Anything Goes Challenge #19
9. Cardz-TV - Anything Goes Challenge #20
10. Jo's Scrap Shack Funday Friday Challenge #213 - Anything Goes
11. Aud Sentiments Challenge #192 - Bingo + Sentiment (I chose the flowers (sequin flower), patterned paper, and pink)

Thursday, November 2, 2017

WINNERS for 2017 Cat Lovers Hop





Hi, Friends......

What a fabulous 2017 Cat Lovers Hop we had!!!  Thank you to everyone who participated.  I hope you realize that this is not just MY hop....it is OUR hop.  I love how everyone contributes their artistic creativity and enthusiastically shares their cat tales and photos.  In sharing our love of cats with each other, we are actually sharing ourselves...granting each other the high privilege of a personal glimpse and connection into our lives.  I sense we have something very, very special here that I haven't really seen in other hops...and I treasure it!  I hope you feel it, too.

I bet you are curious (just like those kitties in the meme at the top) about who the winners are, aren't you? Well, we have a whole bunch of them....thanks to the wonderful sponsors
we had this year for our 2017 Cat Lovers Hop!! (THANK YOU!!)  So let's get right to the winners now.  I wish I had a prize for each of you, but alas....no.  All winners were chosen using Random.org. 

Pre-Hop "Post my Badge" Giveaway from me: Carole at Craftilicious Creations (claimed)

Daily Game Winners and the Ike's Art Image they won:
Day 1 "New Addition" - mandysea
(claimed)
Day 2 "Not Chikkin in a Basket" - KT Fit Kitty (claimed)
Day 3 "Cat in the Box" - Vivian Foo
Day 4 "Celebrate" - D.Ann C.
(claimed)
Day 5 "Hmmm..." - Christi C.
(claimed)
Day 6 "Hello There" - Princess Judy

Now for the huge list of prizes and winners from our other sponsors:

Art Impressions - Be Joyful Window plus With a Friend Window
- NanaConnie
Avery Elle - Furry Friends stamp set - Lisa Peronto
Brutus Monroe - Rock Star Pets stamp set

Winner #1 - Sue LD (claimed)
Winner #2 - Denise Bryant
(claimed)
CatLadyBox - deluxe CRAZY CatLadyBox - Sue TH (claimed)
Crafty Kitty Cat Shop - cat die and other goodies - Donna Mundinger
(claimed)
DL.ART - CATS Flair Buttons - Princess Judy 
JessicaLynnOriginal - The Love Of A Cat clear stamp set - Beverly Sizemore 
(claimed)
Kellie Stamps - Cat's Life stamp set

Winner #1 Clear Set - Karen Ladd (claimed)
Winner #2 Digital Set - mandysea
(claimed)
Knitty Kitty - 3 Digital kitty stamps of the winner's choice - Donna3D
Leigh SB Designs - One digital stamp of the winner's choice - Janice M
MarkerPOP - Doodlebug Kitten Smitten 6x6 Paper Pad PLUS Waffle Flower Hello Stampurr stamp set - Michele Henderson
MHK Designs - Friendship digital stamp set - IKE
(claimed)
Newton's Nook - $20 Gift Voucher to their online store - Carole J.
(claimed)
Paper Smooches -Nine Lives stamp set - Becca Yahrling

 
Stampendous - Laurel Burch Indigo Cat stamp set PLUS the coordinating die set - Stampendous has chosen their own random winner and it is Christi Conley!! 
Sugar Pea Designs - What's Mew? stamp set - The Altered Paper
(claimed)
Sunny Studio - $25 Gift Voucher to their online store - D.Ann C.
(claimed)
Sweet 'n Sassy - $15 Gift Voucher for their online store - KT Fit Kitty
(claimed)
Taylored Expressions - Care & Comfort - Pets stamp set - shartl
Technique Tuesday - Kyle the Cool Cat stamp set - Christy Conley
(claimed)
The Greeting Farm - Kitty Stacks stamp set - Crafty Chris
(claimed)
Waffle Flower - Flora Cat - Dream stamp set - Fiki (claimed)
Your Next Stamp - $15 Gift Voucher to their online store - Jerrie (claimed)
WINNERS: Please email me (jwoolbright at gmail dot com) with your name, mailing address (not needed for digital or GC prizes), and the prize you won. Please put "Winner 2017 Cat Lovers Hop" in the subject line. Thank you and congratulations!!!
Thank you so very, very much for being a part of the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop.  I will be honest....this is a big endeavor for me to put on.  As I have said before, I am just an alley-cat variety of blogger, on no design teams ever, and organization is not my strong suit.  ("Poor administrative function" is the term, I believe!!  lol...)  But you are all so kind and patient as I muddle along.  I appreciate that!!

I want to thank those of you who have made this hop especially fun by hostessing games and giveaways on your own blogs.  I am so thrilled to see others getting involved in the excitement of the Hop!  

Huge thanks, also, goes to Karen Ladd and D.Ann Comer for their behind the scenes encouragement and assistance!!  That means so much to me!  I welcome ideas and offers of help from any of you who are so inclined.....this is OUR hop, after all!!  I am already looking forward to next year....and I hope you are, too!

<3
Janis