Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Wishing you a Pot of Gold - Verve



Hi, Friends........

I am back again with another card in March colors made with the lovely digital freebie by Julee Tilman.

Yes, Julee over at Verve Stamps has done it again! This month she made a really cute St. Patrick's Day themed digital set called Lucky
Day Digital Set. Oh, my goodness......you WANT this set. Adorable, right? It's a FREE DOWNLOAD only through March 17, 2017. AND......Julee is hosting another challenge on the Verve Stamps blog with her always fabulous GC prize if you use this digi set. Wow!! Thank you, Julee!!!! (She is making me into a digital stamp lover, despite all my kicking and screaming!! Ha!)





I used a layered background from scraps that I already had on hand and double embossed it: first with my Darice - Interlocking Circles folder, then brayering over the textured parts with Versamark and heat embossing with gold powder. Perfect for this sentiment...don't you think? I accented some of the words with my Pilot - Metallic Gold Extra Fine Tip Marker. I used my Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set for the black scalloped panel and the little gold hearts (from scraps of foiled cardstock). Sweet!! I finished it off with some shimmery gold ribbon from my stash. Love how this turned out and I hope you like it, too!!

Thank you so much for your visit and for your kind comments. Don't forget to hurry and snag that digital freebie over at Verve Stamps. You only have a few more days!!!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Verve Stamps - Lucky Day Digi Challenge
2. Time Out 3rd Birthday Party Challenge - Love and/or Friendship (opt twist Spotlight Stamping)
3. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #272-#273 - Anything Goes Family Friendly
4.
Crafty Hazelnut's March Patterned Paper Challenge 
5. CARDZ TV Designers Challenge #4 - Anything Goes
6. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - For a Special Lady/Girl
7. WOW! Embossing Powder March Challenge - Spring (must heat emboss)
8. Pixie's Snippets Playground Week #271-272 - Use Snippets
9. Use Your Stuff Challenge #255 - Dry Embossing

Lucky to Have a Friend Like You - Verve


Hi, Friends......

I am here with a quick card and to share a super-fun digital Freebie you won't want to miss. I have been fighting a second round with that same stomach virus....ugh....and meant to get this link on here for you to enjoy earlier...but had no energy. It was good finally to feel like making a couple cards again last evening!

Julee Tilman over at Verve Stamps has done it again! This month she made a really cute St. Patrick's Day themed digital set called
Lucky Day Digital Set. Oh, my goodness......you WANT this set. Adorable, right? It's a FREE DOWNLOAD only through March 17, 2017. AND......Julee is hosting another challenge on the Verve Stamps blog with her always fabulous GC prize if you use this digi set. Wow!! Thank you, Julee!!!! (She is making me into a digital stamp lover, despite all my kicking and screaming!! Ha!)



I printed the digital images out and used my Spectrum Noirs for coloring. I put this on a pretty March outdoor scene background. (Yes, it is repurposed piece from an old calendar. No, that shiny edge is NOT visible in the card. The light hit it just WRONG!!) I die cut the large panels with my Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways and Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die sets, and the sentiment panel with My Favorite Things Die-namics - Stitched Square STAX die set.

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your sweet comments!!!  I have another card to share with you, also, so stay tuned!!  See you soon. :)

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Verve Stamps - Lucky Day Digi Challenge
2. Time Out 3rd Birthday Party Challenge - Love and/or Friendship (opt twist Spotlight Stamping)
3. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #272-#273 - Anything Goes Family Friendly
4. DL.Art March Linky Party - Anything Goes
5. CARDZ TV Designers Challenge #4 - Anything Goes
6. DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge #200 - Flowers or TY
7. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - For a Special Lady/Girl

8. Crafty Hazelnut's March Patterned Paper Challenge 
9. Little Scrap Pieces Linky Party

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Winner of my Virtual Birthday Party Giveaway!!!


 
An Oldie, but I still love it!!!

Hi, Friends......

Thank you to everyone who participated in my Virtual Birthday Party. You each chose some wonderful gifts to "give" to me. Tell me truly.....was that just the corniest thing I have ever done on my blog.....having a pretend party for myself? It might have been a bit crazy, but I had SUUUUUUCH a good time oohing and ahhhing over my new "presents"!!! Thank you for playing along with me.

Now......Before I announce my winner, would you like to see what I "received" from all of you lovely crafty friends?


1.  From Preety, a full-size Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad:
 
2.  From Crafty Chris, IndigoBlu - Kevin's Gang stamp set:


3.  From Denise Bryant, Zig Clean Clear Marker 4-pack in Pale Hues:


4.  From Glennis, Paua Shell pieces.  She didn't leave a link, but I pulled up a stock photo because I didn't know what they looked like.  :)


5.  From Clare Sutton, Cat Lovers Tea Gift Set, a lemon drizzle cake, and a sassy cat BD card:


6.  From Ionabunny, Lost Coast Designs - Happy Cat stamp



7.  From Lorraine, pretty washi tape and Teflon scissors.  She didn't leave a link, but I am guessing some of the washi might have kitties on it.  :)

8.  From Michele K. Henderson, Frantic Stamper - Precision Die Cat Icons
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/5d/b9/b3/5db9b32a5b1cdb1b8b6fd9ea10afc185.jpg

9.  From Ike, Newton's Nook Designs - Aloha Newton stamp set:


10.  From Fiki, these two items:
Newton's Nook Designs - Newton Loves Cake:



Wild Rose Studio - Cat and Moon Craft Die:



11.  From Teresa Doyle, she would give me a REAL cat that needs a home.  Awwwwww.......  No link because she figures I know what real cats look like.  :)

12.  From Alicia, Taylored Expressions - If Cats Could Talk stamp and die set:

13.  From KT Fit Kitty, Your Next Stamp - Jessica's Kitten stamp set:


14.  From Princess Judy Palmer, Raisevern Women's Galaxy Tank Top:



15.  From Gracie at Graciellie Designs, a $15 GC to her Etsy store.....for REALS!  This was a prize from her hop that she announced to me here.  How fun is that!!??

16.  From Karen Ladd:  
Kitty Post-It Bookmark Flags:


Kliban Cat Stickers:



Cat Roller Gel Pens:


17.  From Shaz in Oz, these two embossing folders.  She didn't leave links, so I did my best to find the ones she was choosing.

Stamping Up! Lattice:

Cuttlebug Swiss Dot:




18.  From Davi, some bottles of Tim Holtz ink for using on my background techniques.  She didn't leave a link so it might be DI reinkers or some alcohol ink.  :)

19.  From Becca Yahrling, Neat & Tangled - Meowwwwww stamp set:


20.  From Tracy, Newton's Nook Designs - Newton's Happy Mail stamp set and matching die set:

21.  From RoseLilac, a custom ordered crocheted kitty.  I couldn't access the link photo on Facebook.

22.  From Vivian Foo, some Hello Kitty Candy Cakes (my network wouldn't allow access to her link for some reason) and tea together.

23.  From Sue LD, Lawn Fawn - Meow You Doin' stamp set:


24.  From Peggy Sue, Tim Holtz Crazy Cats stamp and die bundle:






Aren't those AMAZING and AWESOME and THOUGHTFUL gifts???? I LOVE them all!!! THANK YOU so much!

Okay.......now for the winner of my virtual Birthday party door prize selected by Random.org:

Michele K. Henderson

Congratulations, Michele!! Please email me with your snail mail addy (jwoolbright at gmail dot com) to claim your prize!

Thank you so much to everyone for making my birthday so much fun!!!! You are the best!!

<3
Janis

One more funny:

Saturday, March 4, 2017

You Are Not Alone - Winnie and Walter




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Hey...EVERYONE!!!!

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!!!

I'm having a PARTY and YOU are INVITED!!

Be sure to join in my "virtual" Birthday Party and enter my GIVEAWAY!!

Imagine you live near me and pick out a gift (limit $15) to bring to the Party for me.

Leave a comment on MY BD POST telling me about the "gift" you "brought".

Party doors close on Mon. March 6, 2017 at 11:59 pm PST.

A randomly-drawn party guest will receive a door prize!

Open World-Wide!!

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Hi, Friends.....

I am here to share an out-of-this-world card I made for the big Winnie & Walter - 3rd Birthday Bash celebration over on their blog!!! Not only do they have a GIGANTIC giveaway, but they have 10 different challenges that you can play along with.....including a chance at a big Guest Star slot, if you participate with at least 4 different cards starring their products!! (See their blog post for details on that.) Winnie & Walter challenges are among my favorites anywhere in the papercrafting blogosphere. There are only a couple more days left, so I hope you will join me soon in wishing Shay and everyone at W&W a Happy 3rd Birthday and play along with the challenges!!!


The sentiment is a little hard to read in the photo.  It says "You are not alone."

Has anyone besides me noticed all the fabulous galaxy backgrounds crafters have been making the last few days inspired by the Unity Stamp Co. Galaxy Background Quick Tip video? I realize that many of you have been making these for a long time, but I have only tried it a few times and have never really been satisfied with my results...until now! :) Thank you, Unity!!

Do you like my sweet doggy and kitty pair? These are from the brand-new Winnie & Walter - Big Hugs with Evelin T Designs stamp set and cut out with the corresponding Winnie & Walter - Big Hugs with Evelin T Designs die set. ADORABLE!!!  (THANKS, W&W!!) I used a Unity sentiment to go with the little friends.


Other supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set (large pierced rectangle and sentiment banner)
W plus 9 - Tree Border die set
Distress Ink: Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick, Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet, Black Soot
Simon Says Stamp - Soft Navy Ink
Simon Says Stamp - Soft Navy 100# Cardstock Versamark ink
Clear embossing powder
Spectrum Noir markers


I really love how this card turned out and I hope you like it, too!!! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your nice comments! They mean a lot to me!! There are only a couple more days left of my Virtual Birthday Party and also over at the Winnie & Walter - 3rd Birthday Bash celebration .....so be sure to hurry so you don't miss out!!  Have a nice rest of the weekend!!!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter - Three Challenge with Shay (Three sequins, but the are a little hard to see in my night sky.)
2. Winnie & Walter - Cute Critter Challenge with Gayatri
3. Winnie & Walter - Sequins Challenge with Kate

4. Winnie & Walter - Ink Blending with Vanessa
5. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #272-#273 - Anything Goes Family Friendly
6.
Die Cut Divas March Challenge - For the Love of Animals/Pets
7. CARDZ TV Designers Challenge #4 - Anything Goes
8. SUYP Cats Only Challenge #15 - Kitty Love
9. One Crazy Stamper March Challenge - Anything Goes (no digis)
10. Cards und More Challenge #179 - Friendship
11. DL.Art March Linky Party - Anything Goes

Friday, March 3, 2017

Many, Many, Many Thanks - Winnie and Walter





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Hey...EVERYONE!!!!
IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!!!
I'm having a PARTY and YOU are INVITED!!
Be sure to join in my "virtual" Birthday Party and enter my GIVEAWAY!!
Imagine you live near me and pick out a gift (limit $15) to bring to the Party for me.
Leave a comment on MY BD POST telling me about the "gift" you "brought".
Party doors close on Mon. March 6, 2017 at 11:59 pm PST.
A randomly-drawn party guest will receive a door prize!
Open World-Wide!!
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Hi, Friends....

I am here with a fun card I made for the big Winnie & Walter - 3rd Birthday Bash celebration over on their blog!!! Not only do they have a GIGANTIC giveaway, but they have 10 different challenges that you can play along with.....including a chance at a big Guest Star slot, if you participate with at least 4 different cards starring their products!! (See their blog post for details on that.) Winnie & Walter challenges are among my favorites anywhere in the papercrafting blogosphere. There are only a few more days left, so I hope you will join me soon in wishing Shay and everyone at W&W a Happy 3rd Birthday and play along with the challenges!!!


I had so much fun making this Zany Bird and pairing it with the slightly confused little Yellow Bird...each from the Winnie & Walter - LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs stamp set and cut out with the corresponding dies. I colored both birds with my Spectrum Noirs and embellished Zany Bird's glasses with a Sakura white gel pen.

I was super-brave and actually cut apart the small typewriter font "Many Thanks" sentiment from the Winnie & Walter - Big Hugs with Evelin T Designs stamp set. The line was pretty small and the words were quite close together, but a small craft knife got in between the tiny words and now I can (in theory, at least!) use them singly, in two rows, or line them back up together. :) I stamped a pattern of just the Thanks sentiment over and over in lines with Versafine ink in Black Onyx.
(That's why I cut the stamp apart. I couldn't bear the thought of having to carefully ink just the one word and having the blank word smearing the previously stamped places!! As it is, I didn't do a perfect job of stamping, but that just adds to the craziness!!)

The larger "Many Thanks" sentiment and the speech balloons are from Winnie & Walter - Sketchy Thoughts stamp set. Zany Bird's speech balloon is not stamped, but ink blended with Distress inks in Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron and Tumbled Glass and then cut with the Winnie & Walter - Sketchy Thoughts die set. I drew in the question marks for Yellow Bird with the brush marker from my set of Pigma Micron Black Pens. (Making two side-by-side question marks that looked even remotely the same size and shape took me waaaaaaaay too many tries!! lol...)

Do you like the swirly pattern in the frames that I used? Those are from a Winnie & Walter Digital Freebie that they offered 2 years ago for their 1st BD. That might have been the first or maybe second W&W challenge I ever entered and I have become more and more of an enthusiast ever since!! (Find freebie here: 1st Birthday Bash Digital Elements Collection.) These frames fit perfectly inside my My Favorite Things Die-namics - Stitched Square STAX die set. I adorned Zany Bird's frame with blingy sequins. Yellow Bird's Frame contains a comforting cover of leafy plants from the same So Tweet set stamped in Distress Inks - Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, and Crushed Olive.

Hope you like my crazy card! Thanks, thanks, thanks, and Many Thanks for your lovely comments. You make me heart smile. :)

<3
Janis



Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter - Three Challenge with Shay (Three bird images and my sequins are in groups of three.)
2. Winnie & Walter - Cute Critter Challenge with Gayatri
3. Winnie & Walter - Off the Page Challenge with Keren
4. Winnie & Walter - Sequins Challenge with Kate
5. Winnie & Walter - Bright Colours with Lydia
6. Winnie &Walter - Pattern Making with Mayuri

7. Winnie & Walter - Ink Blending with Vanessa
8. DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge #199 - Green (or Thank You)
9. Simon Says Stamp - February Work it Wednesday - Use Green
10. CARDZ TV Designers Challenge #4 - Anything Goes
11. Die Cut Divas March Challenge - For the Love of Animals/Pets

12. Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #332 - Things with Wings
13. Craft Stamper March TIMI Challenge - Anything Goes must stamp

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Thinking of You - Winnie and Walter


Not sure why no option listed for Married with 15+ cats......  :)


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Hey...EVERYONE!!!!

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!!!

I'm having a PARTY and YOU are INVITED!!

Be sure to join in my "virtual" Birthday Party and enter my GIVEAWAY!!

Imagine you live near me and pick out a gift (limit $15) to bring to the Party for me.

Leave a comment on MY BD POST telling me about the "gift" you "brought".

Party doors close on Mon. March 6, 2017 at 11:59 pm PST.

A randomly-drawn party guest will receive a door prize!

Open World-Wide!!

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Hi, Friends....

I am here with one more card for this evening that I made for the big Winnie & Walter - 3rd Birthday Bash celebration over on their blog!!! Not only do they have a GIGANTIC giveaway, but they have 10 different challenges that you can play along with.....including a chance at a big Guest Star slot, if you participate with at least 4 different cards starring their products!! (See their blog post for details on that.) Winnie & Walter challenges are among my favorites anywhere in the papercrafting blogosphere. I hope you will join me in wishing Shay and everyone at W&W a Happy 3rd Birthday and play along with the challenges!!!




This is much more CAS than my usual style, but I like the wide open space with the little birdie from the Winnie & Walter - LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs stamp set and cut with the corresponding Winnie & Walter - LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs die set. I used a Distress Ink smooshed background in spring pastels that I am pleasantly surprised shows up in the photograph. (I wasn't sure that it would be visible against the bright colors of the rest of the card!! lol...)

The little fellow's balloon is from the same So Tweet stamp set. The sentiment is from the Winnie & Walter - Sketchy Thoughts stamp set and barely fits inside the balloon, but I think it looks okay, anyway. What do you think? I colored the birdie and his balloon with Distress Markers and Distress Inks with my waterbrush. I die cut my layered panels with my go-to Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set and Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set. (LOVE those Essential series die sets!!!) Lastly, I attached a few sequins to add some sparkle and fun.

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me so many sweet comments! They mean a lot to me!! I hope to see you at my Virtual Birthday Party and also over at the Winnie & Walter - 3rd Birthday Bash celebration. Have a great rest of the week!!!

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter - Three Challenge with Shay (My sequins are in groups of three.)
2. Winnie & Walter - Ink Smooshing Challenge with Heather H.
3. Winnie & Walter - Cute Critter Challenge with Gayatri
4. Winnie & Walter - Sequins Challenge with Kate
5. Winnie & Walter - Bright Colours with Lydia
6. Winnie & Walter - Mood Board Challenge with Heather P (I was inspired by the spring colors and the nature theme.)

  
7. Cuttlebug Mania - It's a Zoo Out There (must use a manual die cut/embossing machine)
8. Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #332 - Things with Wings
9. CARDZ TV - Anything Goes Designers Challenge #3
10. AAA Cards - CAS Game #84 - Watercolor


Many Thanks - Winnie and Walter


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Hey...EVERYONE!!!!
IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!!!
I'm having a PARTY and YOU are INVITED!!
Be sure to join in my "virtual" Birthday Party and enter my GIVEAWAY!!
Imagine you live near me and pick out a gift (limit $15) to bring to the Party for me.
Leave a comment on MY BD POST telling me about the "gift" you "brought".
Party doors close on Mon. March 6, 2017 at 11:59 pm PST.
A randomly-drawn party guest will receive a door prize!
Open World-Wide!!
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Hi, Friends....

I am back with another card to share for the big Winnie & Walter - 3rd Birthday Bash celebration over on their blog!!! Not only do they have a GIGANTIC giveaway, but they have 10 different challenges that you can play along with.....including a chance at a big Guest Star slot, if you participate with at least 4 different cards starring their products!! (See their blog post for details on that.) Winnie & Walter challenges are among my favorites anywhere in the papercrafting blogosphere. I hope you will join me in wishing Shay and everyone at W&W a Happy 3rd Birthday and play along with the challenges!!!

These colors are so much brighter and prettier in real life..... (sigh)
Since it is my Birthday Week, I have several thank yous to write so I thought I better make a few thank you cards. I love this little birdie from the Winnie & Walter - LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs stamp set. I stamped him and some little hearts from the same set plus the sentiment from the Winnie & Walter - Big Hugs with Evelin T Designs stamp set onto a smooshed background. 

I die cut the stamped piece with the long tag from the Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set and slipped a fun piece of mesh underneath it. I mounted it on a DCWV background cut with the large scalloped rectangle from the Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set. A pretty gingham tie, a few sequins, and some accents from my clear Wink of Stella pen....and I was done. Sweet!!!

Thank you for stopping by and leaving me your kind comments!!! I hope to see you at my Virtual Birthday Party and also over at the Winnie & Walter - 3rd Birthday Bash celebration. I still have another card to share with you, so I will see you soon!!!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter - Three Challenge with Shay (Three colors on my smooshed background, three sequins, three hearts.)
2. Winnie & Walter - Ink Smooshing Challenge with Heather H.
3. Winnie & Walter - Cute Critter Challenge with Gayatri
4. Winnie & Walter - Sequins Challenge with Kate
5. Winnie & Walter - Mood Board Challenge with Heather P (I was inspired by the spring colors and the nature theme.)

 
 

6. CARDZ TV - Anything Goes Designers Challenge #3
7. Simon Says Stamp - February Work it Wednesday - Use Green
8. Cuttlebug Mania - It's a Zoo Out There (must use a manual die cut/embossing machine)
9. DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge #199 - Green (or Thank You)
10. Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #332 - Things with Wings