Saturday, February 28, 2015

Project Day with Friends

Hi, my post today is a little different than normal.  I am blessed to have a wonderful group of very talented friends. There are 12 people in the group.  We get together occasionally to have what we call a "Project Day".  On Project Days some people come up with a project and make a kit for everyone and some people make food for a pot luck lunch.  We had a Project Day recently and I asked permission to post the cards here so you could see them.  Alita, Linda and Judy's cards were inspired by something they found on Pinterest.  Susan and Mary's cards are originals designed by them!  It was a really fun filled day...I'm looking forward to our next event!!

Linda's treat bag...





































Judy's card...






































Susan's card...





































Mary's card...


Alita's card...


Aren't they great??!!  I'm sorry that I don't have the particulars on these cards.  If you really need to know anything, leave me a comment and I will find out for you :)

Thanks for visiting.  I hope my post made you want to get out your stamps and play!
Janet

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Loads of Fun

Today's post is a side step card that I made a while ago.  I used a stamp set called Loads of Fun from There She Goes.  Unfortunately this stamp set is no longer available because this company went out of business.    I'm really sad about that, I really liked their stamps a lot.  Here is the front of the card...







































And here is the back.  I used my computer to make the message.  






































A close-up of the laundry room side...






































And a close-up of the clothesline side! I used green vellum for the trees so the branches would show through.






































I hope you like my card and it inspires you to get stamping!  Thanks so much for visiting!
Janet

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Oh Baby!

Another Valentine!  For this one I used retired Amuse stamps.  There are so many house stamps available now that you could easily find something that you could use to recreate this card.  I like the little heart shaped gems coming out of the chimney!





































Again, I used my computer to make the sentiment for the inside of the card.  I thought it needed a little bit of lace since it is a Valentine so I used an EK Success border punch.





































Here is a close up...





































Thanks for stopping by.  It warms my heart that you take the time to come and look at my cards :)

Janet

Supplies Used:
Cardtock: Stampin Up Pretty in Pink and Chocolate Chip
Stamps:  Amuse retired stamps
Miscellaneous: EK Success border punch, heart shaped gems, foam tape, gingham ribbon

Friday, February 13, 2015

CAS Valentine

I saw the cutest CAS valentine on one of the blogs I follow, called I'm in Haven.  Thanks to Lisa for her inspiration.  You can see her card here.  Isn't it sweet?  I love all the white space, it really makes the pinks stand out.  I added some stitching around the edge because I just got a Jenome sewing machine and of course had to use it.  You can see that I'm new at sewing on cards because my lines are a little crooked, but I still like how it looks.  I used My Favorite Things Heart Stax to make a base to glue the flowers onto, Blueprints 20 for the scalloped mat layer and Tag Builder Blueprints 3 to cut out the little hearts at the bottom. 







































I made the sentiment for the inside on my computer and added some pink washi tape






































Here is a close up of the flower heart.  I used a Viva Ice White Pearl Pen to make the little pearls in the center of the flowers. 





































Thanks so much for stopping by.  Happy Valentine's Day!

Janet


Supplies Used:
Card stock:  Cougar Opaque 80 lb. white, assorted pinks
Dies: MFT Heart Stax, Blueprints 20 and Tag Builder Blueprints 3
Punch: EK Success small retro flower punch
Miscellaneous: Viva Pearl Pen, Janome sewing machine 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Magic Marquee Birthday Card

Magic Marquee cards are fun.  When you have one in your hands you can't stop yourself from playing with it!  The little animal stamps from Purple Onion are perfect for this kind of card because little images work so great with them.  I love the owls so I decided to use them  for this birthday card!  Here is the front of my card...





































I learned how to make this card from a video by Jan Tinklenberg.  You can find it here.    Here's a look at the inside of the card...


A close up of the owl on the front of the card!






































And of the little owl!






































I made a video so you could see this card in action. 


video
I know it's a pretty lame video, but at least you can see what happens when you open a Magic Marquee card!  
Thanks so much for looking!
Janet

Supplies used for this card:
Card Stock: Doodlebug: Sugar Shoppe, SU Taken with Teal, Cougar Opaque
Stamps: Purple Onion: Ruby and Shadow
Copics:  







































Friday, January 23, 2015

Heartfelt Thanks

Hi,  I came across this card and realized that I hadn't posted it yet.  I used it as a thank you card but it would also make a good Valentine's Day card!  I used an Impression Obsession die called Heart Stems.  To make it look more like a bouquet, I cut the stems out of various colors.  I also cut some out of white card stock so I could layer the stems to make some of them thicker.  Then I cut the stems out of a craft card stock background to build the bouquet on!!






































Thanks for stopping by today,  have a good weekend!
Janet  

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Get Better With Age

I saw this card in an Impression Obsession advertisement a few years ago...I bought everything to make it...and never did until now!  I wonder if any of you do things like that??!!  I made it now because I thought it was perfect for friends who like wine as much as I do!  I like how all of the stamps coordinate with each other.  Here is the front of the card...


There is a little pocket on the front of the card to hold the wine bottle.  If you wanted to, you could write a special message on the back of the bottle.  That would be cute!  I didn't have a die to make the pocket so here are the measurements in case you ever want to make one...
     •  Cut card stock 3"x 4 1/2"
     •  Stamp grapes in random pattern 
     •  Holding in landscape position, score at 1 1/2 and 3 1/2
     •  Turn so card is in portrait position and score at 2 1/2
     •  Fold 2 sides in and fold bottom up
     •  Using fold lines as a guide, cut out rectangular section on the bottom right and left
     •  You should be left with a flap in the center section. Angle both sides of this flap so it         
         will fold up neatly and won't show from the front.
     •  Glue or tape back seam and bottom flap
     •  The mat for the pocket is 1 7/8 x 2 3/8

Here's a picture of the wine bottle out of the pocket...


This is the inside of my card.  I found the sentiment on-line and used my computer to make it.  The side is decorated with Washi Tape!


Please comment if you have time.  I love reading what you think!

Thanks for visiting. 
Janet

Supplies used:
Stamps:  Impression Obsession:  Leigh Hannan Flourish, Grapes, Wine Bottle 
               and Wine Vine (they have a clear set now that includes all but the flourish)  
Cardstock:  Stampin' Up: Gumball Green, Rich Razzleberry and River Rock
Inks:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up Old Olive
Copics:  
     Grapes on pocket: V06, V09, V17
     Wine bottles: V04, V06, V09, V12, V17,  YG17 & YG67
     Cork:  E43 & E45
Miscellaneous:  ribbon, washi tape, clear Stickles glitter glue