Sunday, October 31, 2010

Henry Mouse Skiing

Henry Mouse Skiing

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” . 
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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 …