Monday, June 29, 2015

Paper Sweeties Tea Pot Card

I love this tea pot from Paper Sweeties....
it is Sweet Cuts "Tea For Two"
This card was inspired by the inspiration picture for the
The Shabby Tea Room Design Team Call.

Here is the inspiration picture

Please be sure to check out their blog HERE

Happy Crafting!!!

Altered Jar

One of my newest and favorite addictions is altering jars.
It's easy to do and they make wonderful gifts.
Pink is my favorite color so I thought I would share this one.

I will probably do a YouTube video on this sometime in the near future so watch for it.  But for now, I'm entering this in the The Shabby Tea Room Design Team Call

Happy Crafting!!!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Sunsational Stamps Project - Cow Card :)

Happy Friday Everyone!!!

Anyone that knows me knows I LOVE COWS!
Sunsational Stamps has an adorable cow stamp
and I just had to use it :)

Isn't she just a cutie!!!
My daughter drew the fence and cut it out by hand.  We added some grass and flowers, and a cow bell around the cows neck.  I know I will be using that cow stamp for many more projects.

You can find this "Cow" stamp HERE
And many other cute stamps at

Thanks for stopping by....
and Happy Crafting!!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015


The proceeds from the sale of the bracelet featured in this video and pictured below will be donated to
courtesy of Myra Smith, my guest designer.
Please watch....thank you :)

If you want to contact Myra Smith please leave me a message here or on YouTube.

If you are interested in the My Besties image used or to see more of Sherri Baldy's My Bestie images....
there are links on my YouTube video

Happy Crafting!!!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Father's Day

I can't believe I got so busy today that I forgot to post this!!!
This is the Father's Day card I made for my wonderful husband and father of our wonderful kids :)

I made this using the same CTMH stamp set, "Seaside Greetings", that I used to make his birthday card....just different stamps.  I used the same "Chipped Sapphire" Distress Ink that I used on the other card too.  Pretty much the same papers, and a different charm.  His birthday and Father's Day are just a couple days apart, and I wanted to use the same theme.  The cards may be similar, but they are also very different.  I really love that stamp set and I know my husband will love the cards.

Here is the link to CTMH so you can find the stamp set and edge distresser..... CTMH

Thank you for stopping by :)

Below are some great card challenges I entered.

The Shabby Tea Room
Challenge #254 - Sweet Summer
Summer always makes me think of the beach

Get Creative Challenges
#17 - For The Boys or Father's Day

Friday, June 19, 2015

Sunsational Stamps Project - Postcards

Patriotic Postcards
Lisa at Sunsational Stamps has been busy making some adorable patriotic stamps
for the 4th of July!!!  Here are a couple 
of the images that I have used to make postcards for my grandkids.


I colored the images at normal size then scanned them into my computer and added the border and words in Publisher (any similar program will work).  I printed them out at 4" x 6", on a heavy weight cardstock, then turned them over and printed the back with the postcard side (for mailing).  I used my Jelly Roll glitter gel pens to add some sparkle to selected areas.  I actually have some blank watercolor cardstock postcards that I could have printed them on, but they aren't exactly white and I wanted a white background.  Our grandkids love getting postcards from grandma and grandpa and thought these would be fun for the 4th of July holiday :)

and see what else Lisa has been up to :)

For inspiration and "what's new"
you should also visit these....

Thanks for stopping by...
and have an AWESOME day!!!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Happy Birthday To My Amazing Husband!!!

Happy Birthday!!!
Today is my amazing husband's birthday
and I wanted to share the card I made him.

The stamp is from a CTMH stamp set called "Seaside Greetings" (D1609...I will post a link below).  I stamped it with "Chipped Sapphire" Distress Ink on light blue Recollections textured cardstock (I also used the beige for the back layer).  I distressed all the edges with a CTMH edge distresser and inked them with Distress Ink.  The buttons are Cricut Cuttlebug die cuts.  I added some twine and a brass anchor charm.  It is all on a craft paper card base.

Here is the link to CTMH so you can find the stamp set and edge distresser..... CTMH

Card Challenge Links

Scrapping4Fun Challenges
Challenge #44 - Birthday

A Gem Of A Challenge
Challenge #146 - Something BLUE

The Shabby Tea Room
Challenge #254 - Sweet Summer
Summer always makes me think of the beach

Die Cuttin' Diva's
Challenge #220 - Masculine Theme
The buttons on the right are die cuts

Get Creative Challenges
#17 - For The Boys or Father's Day

Creative Moments
Challenge #70 - Anything Goes/Man/Father

Thanks for stopping by...
have a wonderful day :)

Saturday, June 13, 2015

My Favorite Bestie Holiday Video Hop

Hey everyone.....Don't miss out on the hop!!!!
It starts Here with Jen
and I am #3

All the details are posted on our YouTube videos, plus Jen will explain it all in be sure to start there :)
The hop starts TODAY...SATURDAY JUNE 13 and will go all week...drawings will be next Saturday JUNE 20

And if you're looking for some great challenges to enter your Bestie creations look here.....

My Besties 3D & More
#12 Anything Goes With A Bestie

My Besties Aussie's Challenge
#6 Use Die Cuts
(the presents are made with die cuts)

My Besties UK Challenge Blog
Anything Goes & Ribbons

Meet At The Scrappers Corner

Challenge #13 - Anything Goes

HIMRC #203 - Super Scraps Saturday

#148 - Holiday

Friday, June 12, 2015

My Sunsational Stamps Friday Project

I thought this cute little frog would be perfect for my grandson's 2nd birthday...after all, little boys are made from frogs and snails and puppy dog tails right?
This "Frog" stamp is from Sunsational Stamps
and you can find it right HERE

The cute frog was stamped on glossy cardstock and colored with Distress Markers.
The cupcake he is sitting on, as well as the balloon, were made using the Sizzix "Balloons & Cupcakes" die and stamp set.  The frosting is Limeade Doodlebug Chunky Sugar Coating glitter.
The banner was made using a die from Paper Sweeties Sweet Cuts - Fun Shapes .

Thank you for stopping by!

I hope you visit Sunsational Stamps 
to see all the awesome images they have :)

Challenges entered....

Scrapping4Fun Challenges
Challenge #44 - Birthday

Seize The Birthday
Animal Birthday challenge

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Tea Party - Shaker Card

My very first shaker card!!!
I got this amazing teapot die from Paper Sweeties
and couldn't wait to use it!

I cut the teapost from this beautiful paper I have from Docraft, and then cut the circle out with a Sizzix scalloped circle die so that the "tea" would show through.  I can't give a full description here on how to make a shaker card, but I might do a YouTube video soon.  The "tea" in the pot is Doodlebug Chunky Sugar Coating glitter, "Bon Bon", and the "tea" coming out of the spout is matching Doodlebug sequins.  The cupcakes are from a CTMH stamp set my best friend gave me, and the teacups are from a stamp set that came with my Quick Cards Made Easy magazine.  All of the images are stamped on glossy cardstock and colored with Spectrum Noir markers.  There is a paper doily behind it all to give it an elegant look.
I have to say that this is one of my favorite cards I have ever made....and I was lucky enough to have it featured in the October 2015 issue of Quick Cards made Easy :)

I am entering this card in a few challenges.....

Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog - Coffee, Tea &/or Cocoa 
WooHoo...thank you!!!  I won Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps :: $20 Gift Certificate

The Shabby Tea Room - Week #253 "In My Garden"
When I looked at the inspiration photo of the white fence lined with flowers I imagined a very elegant tea party going on in the yard :)

Mod Squad Challenge Blog

I'm Tagging You

Scrap & Craft #10 Tag it !!

Product links....

Paper Sweeties Sweet Cuts - "Tea For Two"

Shop CTMH - Sandy Taylor consultant

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Amazing Wedding Card with CTMH

I just had to share this amazing wedding card....
well bridal card....that I made with the help of the 
CTMH Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge.

This card is from the CTMH Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge....but the front was decorated with the Cricut Cuttlebug Flower Bramble Cut & Emboss die, and the label was cut using Sizzix Majestic Label dies.  The labels on the inside were cut using Sizzix Scalloped Ovals.  The gown was "painted" with Perfect Pearls and embelished with adhesive pearls, and a ribbon tied around the waist.  

This has become my "go to" card for brides.  There are many amazing cards on the CTMH Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge, and they are all easy to make.  You can make them exactly how the cartridge shows, or you can improvise and make your own creations like I did.

My CTMH consultant is Sandy Taylor.  You can shop with her at

I found a few card challenges that is perfect for this card.....

Wedding time- A Wedding or Anniversary project challenge at

Bitten By The Bug 2
WINNER!!!  Woohoo...THANK YOU!!!

Challenge #43 Wedding/Engagement at
Scrapping4Fun Challenges
Featured Creations!!!   Woohoo...THANK YOU!!!

Bling challenge at
Cuttlebug Mania
The front was decorated with the Cricut Cuttlebug Flower Bramble Cut & Emboss die, and the label was cut using Sizzix Majestic Label dies.  The labels on the inside were cut using Sizzix Scalloped Ovals. 

Friday, June 5, 2015

My Saturday Sunsational Stamps DT Project

Hi everyone!  This is my Saturday DT project for Sunsational Stamps.  I fell in love with this adorable image, #53 Mouse Under Flower, and had to use it.  It was perfect for creating a 3D image....something I really like.

Instead of explaining here how I did it, I made a YouTube video for you to watch HERE on my YouTube channel.  

You can find that adorable stamp HERE at Sunsational Stamps

Please visit Sunsational Stamps Challenges HERE on Facebook

Thanks for stopping by :)   Hugs...Janie

P.S.   I thought this card was worth entering in a few challenges...

Happy Birthday challenge at
Mod Squad Challenge Blog

Friday Challenge 52!  Flowers for Summer at

Challenge #140 - Fun in the Sun at

Monday, June 1, 2015

Sunsational Stamps - Daisy

The second I saw this adorable Sunsational stamp 
"Daisy" girl I knew I had to make a card with her!

I knew immediately that I wanted to stamp the image twice, color one image, and then just color the daisies on the second one, cut them out and layer them on the image to give it a dimensional look.  I colored the daisies, leotard & tights with Twinkling H20 water colors.  I colored her skin with a Spectrum Noir marker.  Her hair, boots, and snail are colored with Distress markers.  And her eyes and lips are colored with Smooch.  LOL...I can't seem to color with just one thing.  And that flowered cardstock was just the perfect touch.

I recently learned how to make a twisted easel card and had to try it.  Click HERE to see my YouTube video that includes a short tutorial on how to make one....

Here are close ups so you can see the dimension...and also how cute this image is.

Visit Sunsational Stamps Challenges on Facebook
to see more inspiration using this image....
and enter the challenge!
To see more images visit Sunsational Stamps

I found some other card challenges with flower themes that you can enter the same card in....check them out below

A Gem Of A Challenge
Challenge #45 Flowers

Melonheadz Friends
Flowers Everywhere Challege

The Shabby Tea Room
Week #253 - In My Garden