Saturday, October 31, 2009

Butterfly LLPC033

Here is my entry in Linelight Paper Crafts challenge #33. We had to use butterflies. My center image is from a recycled card, I used card stock to bring out the color in the butterfly for my mats and added a flower to futher enchance the colors. Happy crafting, Janet

Berry Much

This is my entry in the Cute and Fuzzy challenge on Stamp Something I used one of the Whimsie Doodle digi stamps (called Berry Much) and some of my soft fuzzy yarn to make the card. The verse inside says Thank You Berry Much. Happy crafting, Janet

Birthday in Blue bonus sketch

This is a bonus sketch challenge on 2S4Y. I am giving it to a friend for her birthday tomorrow. I used a recycled card, some silk flowers, gems for the centers and a sizzix die cut flower for emblishments. I know she will love this because she likes the old fashion look in cards. I have a few of these old cards and am going to be making up more cards using them in the next month or so. They are so nice to start with and make very elegant cards. Happy scrapping, Janet

Horse Birthday card SSS28

This is my entry in the Sweet Shop sketch challenge 28. It is also a Birthday card for a very good friend at Church who will be 75 on the 1st. I will take the card to church for him tomorrow morning. The picture is from a recycled card, I added highlites to the mane and eyes, also a little on the body of the colt. It is trimed in ribbon and I have added an oval tag cut with my cuttlebug die. He is an old cowboy and will love this card. Happy crafting, Janet

Life is Better 2S4Y

My entry for the 2 Sketches 4 You challenge is done in green, orange and white. I used the cuttlebug embossing folder for the bottom panel with a verse that I bought at JoAnn's. The silk flowers are triple layered with a brad in the center and the sun was cut with my creative memories circle cutter. It is recycled from an old card and I added sparkle to it with my gold gel pen. Happy crafting everyone, Janet

Friday, October 30, 2009


Here is my entry in the Bombshell Stamps sketch challenge. I used two different pattern papers for the background with floral ribbon at the joining point. The striped circle was cut with my Marvy punch and the little girl is one of the Magnolia stamps I got in the fall collection earlier this year. I used colored pencils and a blending pen on her. The #1 stamp is an old one I got a Micheal's years ago. The verse inside says "You are so beautiful to me" a great card to send to any little girl. Happy crafting, Janet

Merry Christmas

This is my entry in the Little Paper Shop sketch challenge.
I used my Creative memories circle cutting set to do all the circles. The stamp is a $ stamp from Micheals. I added to the sketch a little by putting the pattern paper under the red circle. The Christmas tree is part of a recycled card. All paper comes from JoAnn's. Happy crafting, Janet


Here is my entry in the Digi Kitty colors of Autum challenge. The challenge was to make a card using fall colors. I chose to make a Thanksgiving card, using browns, orange and green. The white flowers make up the final touch. The stamps are from two sets of $1 stamps I bought at a second hand store. I used a creative memories corner punch to do the corners. Happy crafting, Janet

Make a Wish

Here is my entry for the Handfull of Stamps challenge. We had to have four of something on the card. I have four candles and four gems. This is a digi stamp from One8edegree Stickers. I downloaded a couple of their free stamps to try out. This one worked out pretty well. Only thing I don't like about it is the candles have to be what every color you print the image out in and I would like something other than black. Will try this one again and see what I can do about the candles.

Thank You MMSC25

This is my entry for this weeks Midnight Madness sketch challenge # 25. I used my Marvy circle punches and the circle/bubble cuttlebug embossing folder. The Thank you is also a cuttlebug embossing folder. I added embossing powder twice to the embossed words, heating inbetween each addition. I then outlined the words with my gel pen. I used checked ribbon, a silk flower with a foam center and gel pen dots topped with demensional glue to finish the card. This will be one of a set of cards in these colors of a swap challenge. Happy crafting. Janet

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Winter Mittens AIF009

Here is my entry in the AIFactory challenge #9. I used the mittens from the Verve free digi site. When you print the set out you get two sets of mittens and three sets of the verse so I decided to make them up using two different sketches to show how different colors and patterns can completly change the looks of your card. I hope you enjoyed seeing the difference you can manage using the same image. Once again I used scrap paper to make my card. Enjoy, Janet

Winter Wishes

This is my entry in the Just Christmas & Birthdays sketch challenge. I used one of the free digi stamps from Verve to make the mittens and for the verse. They work pretty good and I had fun coloring and glittering the mittens. The circles are made with my Marvy punches, the verse is cut with the nestibilities. I used cardstock embossed with the cuttlebug embossing folder flower strip for the green center strip and the printed paper is from a mat stack I bought at Micheal's, yarn was from my scrap stash. In fact everything on the card but the base and the mittens are from my scrap stash. I have been trying to use up some of my scrap pieces for my cards. It is amazing how fast the scrap paper collects. Happy crafting, Janet

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Duck's on the Wing MTSC45

My entry in Mercy's Tues sketch challenge. This one used white cardstock for the base with orange matted with yellow for the next layer. I cut a lacy edge with my Fiskers punch for the bottom out of blue gray cardstock. Yellow lacy ribbon runs accross the card with the center picture matted in white. Both of these pieces were cut with my nestibilities. I use a $1 stamp from Micheal's for the sentiment. Have a great evening, Janet


Here is my entry in the Stampin Sisters in Christ thankful card challenge. I change the sketch for Mercy's Tue. challege a little to make this card. I love the fiber paper with the leaves in it for the main mat. The base card is linen look cardstock from JoAnn's (I love their paper's) the verse is another one of my recycled verses, the raffia and the flowers were part of a swap on one of my groups. Happy crafting, Janet

Pretty Pastels

Afternoon, just got a note that this card was received by my swap partner so I can post it here now. I love this image, received it in a swap on my Just Cards group. I colored her with my favorite coloring pencils and used one of my cuttlebug embossing folders for one of the mat pieces. The flower in the corner with a foam center finish the card. Hope you all enjoy this card also. Thanks for looking, Janet


This is my entry for the Card Pattern weekly challenge. I love this sketch. Very easy to work with. The main image I did string embroidery on using a Carnation pattern from Form-A-Lines. They have wonderful patterns some of them are even free. I used the dotted cuttlebug embossing folder for the background mat, The saying is on a tag cut with a cuttlebug die and I added a ribbon bow to the corner.
Hope everyone is having a great day, I seem to be coming down with a cold so am going to go take a nap. Happy crafting, Janet

Christmas Tree

Here is my entry in the Greeting Farms FFF challenge. We had to use at least 3 different punches to make our cards. I used 5 punches, a recyled Christmas card for the main image and a gel pen to color in the berries on the holly leaf punches. I also used my nestibilities snowflake embossing folder. Thanks for looking, Janet

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Here is my recipe card for the November swap on Cindy's Recipe Swaps. We have a lot of fun on this group and get some terrific recipes. If you are interested in joining look her up on Yahoo groups and tell her I sent you over to join the fun. We are having friends over for dinner and a few games of cards tonight so I won't be doing very much in the card line. Everyone have a great evening and remember to say something nice to your neighbor, call a friend, encourage someone who is down. Life is to short not to follow God's plan for us to help each other. Happy crafting, Janet

Monday, October 26, 2009


Here is my entry for the Handfull of Stamps challenge, The challenge was to make at least three layers of the same thing. I chose to do clowns for a childs birthday card. The green base card has one kind of clown stamped onto it, I stamped a second clown on the white mat paper. My big punch out clown was backed in green with different colors of cardstock for the eyes, nose, mouth and buttons. I raised it up for added height and interest. Some of the balloons are colored with my gel pens and some of them are plastic. This is my last card for tonight time for bed. See everyone tomorrow. Janet


This is my MOJO110 challenge card. Again the base card is white, I did a faux metal embossing using aluminum foil over old cardstock and then embossed it with my cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder. Next layer is a red and green Christmas paper, followed by a red snowflake embossed piece of cardstock, the gold tree on the green is part of an old Christmas card, the verse and the mat were cut with my nestibilities. The verse is recycled from a date book with daily verses. I finished the card with a small green bow. Everything on the card except the base cardstock is from my stash of leftovers or my recycle bin. Happy crafting, Janet

Christmas in White

This is my entry in the Sketch and Stash challenge #22. The new product I am using are the glitter gems I bought at the $ store. In this card I have used white cardstock base, next comes a mat of wall paper, a piece of white embossed with swirls, cream embossed with snowflakes, my recycled verse embossed with dots. All embossing was done with my cuttlebug embossing folders. I think this makes a really nice Christmas card. Thanks for looking, Janet

Poll results

This weeks poll is closed, there is a tie between afternoons and late night as the most creative time to scrap or do your cards. Thanks to all who voted. The next poll will be up in a little bit. If anyone has something they would like me to run a poll on please email me or leave a comment and I will put it on my list of subjects to discuss. Janet

My Blog Candy

Just a reminder to everyone, I will be drawing for the Blog Candy winner Sunday. Make sure you have added a comment to a card and signed up as a follower to get your name in the drawing. You have to let me know you want in the drawing so mention that in your comment. Please let your friends know so they will have a chance to win also. So far I have 13 of my followers signed up for the drawing. Hope to see more of your names on the list. Janet

Ducks in Flight

This is my entry in Scrap and Stamp Canada's Oct. sketch challenge #4. I used the nestibilities for my circle portions, brads to add intrest to the cards and one of the swirly stamps (one of the swirly patterns from a set of Angel Co stamps) to add intrest to the card and make it look complete. The Happy Birthday stamp is one of the clear $ stamps that you can find at Micheal's or JoAnn's. The duck picture is from a recycled fall card. Enjoy and have a great day, Janet

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Love U

Here is my entry in the Scrap and Stamp Canada challenge # 3. It is also a color challenge for my Just Cards group. I used linen look cardstock for the base in a Sienna color, the Plum color is dry embossed with my cuttlebug embossing folder, the center piece is cut with the nestibilities, and the Periwinkle hearts are a cuttlebug die. The mat is a flecked Wheat cardstock and I used the lavender gems on the side. Thanks for looking, Janet

Winter bird MMSC24

Here is my entry in the Midnight Madness MMSC24 challenge. For this card I used a blue base, with cream flecked cardstock for the mat. I used pattern paper from JoAnn's in each corner and cut my ovals with the nestibilities. The bird and holly picture is a recycled card. I used crystals and a red snowflake for accents. Happy crafting. Janet

Holiday Greetings

Here is the SSS27 entry for the Sweet Shop. I used a cream flecked base for this card, dark green mat with a light green snowflake embossed mat on top of the dark green. The holly branch on the cream paper is a part of a recycled card. I also recycled the greeting. I used two gold snowflakes fastened together with a brad for some bling and green ribbon for added demension. Hope you enjoy my card. Janet