Designer Series Paper SALE October 1 - 31

Monday, September 30, 2013

More House Renovation Progress

You guys know we have been re-modeling our house for quite some time. When you take an entire house built in the late 1800s and gut it down to the studs, re-arrange the floor plan, re-wire, re-plumb, re-everything, it just takes a while. Especially when you are doing it as you have time to work on it.

This past weekend we made great progress on some of our projects on our to-do list.

1) Tom completely removed the entire front door and side windows and framing, installed a new door, and custom built the side window parts and installed plexiglass there instead of just window glass.  It looks amazing! He put a lot of detail into every part of this. I love it. The door is already painted, but the framing still needs paint so we have left the protective sheets on the side windows until that is done.

BEFORE

AFTER

2) Keri came over and helped me get my craft room re-painted. I loved the blue I had in here, but it made this room dark, and that part I hated. Plus when we bought new den furniture, the existing very large sectional garnet couch got crammed into my craft room. I have the say, the blue walls and garnet couch weren't doing anything for me. So I decided to go with a very light shade of brown. I kept thinking a "sand" color. When I got to Lowe's I went the the brown - yellow section. I'm very happy with the results. We poured the paint into the tray and we all agreed it looked like yummy chocolate milk.  This paint has really lightened up the room. On the walls where the garnet couch is, it gives off a pink hue, but that's okay. The window trim, crown molding, and floor molding have not been painted yet, and that will be a very dark brown when Tom gets around to doing that part for me. We'll also be putting up a ceiling fan in here. I'm hoping that will also help make it brighter in here.

BEFORE


AFTER

AFTER

3) Kati also came over and she painted a large tree on one of Bonnie's bedroom walls. She got it all completed on one wall, but when she comes back, she'll wrap the tree around the corner and paint it on the other wall too.  Bonnie and I are going to be putting up things I cut out with my Cameo and changing it through the year and seasons. This month there will be bats hanging from the tree limbs and maybe a friendly ghost or 2 and of course a witch somewhere. In November we'll take those down and put up a scarecrow, pumpkins, owls, etc. After a lot of suggestions on Facebook from my crafty friends, we have decided to go with magnets. The sticky side of the small round magnets will be permanently placed on the tree, and then Bonnie can adhere the images with magnets on the back to those spots on the tree. My husband Tom said if we had thought ahead, he could have put up sheet metal on that wall instead of drywall when we were re-modeling her room, but you know, hind sight is 20/20 and all.

Here are some before and after pics of the painting. Bonnie's wall color is light lavendar.


4) The last project to tell you about... Our daughter, Kati (who you see painting the tree on the wall above), also enjoys making custom wreaths. You know how much you enjoy card making and scrapbooking? Well, that's how much she loves making wreaths. I asked her to please make us a Halloween wreath for our front door. Nothing scary. Just something festive and Halloween-ish. I love what she made, and it's HUGE! Here's a picture....



I hope all of you guys had a very fun and productive weekend too! Enjoy your week. Tomorrow is OCTOBER! My favorite month of the year. Kati's birthday is next Saturday and Tom's birthday is in October too. We are taking Bonnie to the South Carolina State Fair this month and then at the end of the month is our annual Halloween Party at Kati's house! Those parites are always a riot. I think Bonnie may dress up as an Indian this year. Maybe get her a wig with pigtail braids? Hmmm... we have plenty of time to think of something. 

Thanks for stopping by today!  In case you missed my note over the weekend, my Stampin' Up Give-Away deadline has been extended. Here's the info on that...

Order with me 
(USA Only)
EXTENDED to
NOON EST
Friday, Oct 11
and use this hostess code

VJW4CKKP

to be entered to win ....

Pretty Print Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Item #132175 in the Mini Holiday Catalog



HURRY!
Shop with me HERE

When all orders combined using the above Hostess Code 
equals a minimum of $150 (before tax and shipping)
a name will be drawn to win the current monthly prize.
Remember, you must use the provided Hostess Code to be included in the drawing.

Enter the code BEFORE clicking checkout.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
 :) Janis

Paper Playtime Ch# 20... Red, Yellow, Blue

Paper Playtime Ch# 20 Red, Yellow, and Blue
Begins: Monday, Sept 30
Ends: Sunday, Oct 13

Here's my card for this challenge:


Stampin' Up cardstock:
Whisper White
Basic Black
Sahara Sand
Pacific Point
Real Red
Daffodil Delight

SU dimensionals on Super Hero Kid

Fiskars Grass border punch

KAD stamps


I hope you guys will come play along with us at
Paper Playtime Ch# 20 Red, Yellow, and Blue!!

Thanks for stopping by today! :) Janis


Sunday, September 29, 2013

Give-Away Hostess Code EXTENDED to Noon EST, Friday, Oct 11th!!!!

Our last winner was Bobbi! 
Congrats!

Are you ready for a
Stampin' up Give-Away
through 
MY STORE ONLY?!

Order with me 
(USA Only)
EXTENDED to
NOON EST
Friday, Oct 11
and use this hostess code

VJW4CKKP

to be entered to win ....

Pretty Print Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Item #132175 in the Mini Holiday Catalog


Ends NOON EST on Fri, Sept 27th

HURRY!
Shop with me HERE

When all orders combined using the above Hostess Code 
equals a minimum of $150 (before tax and shipping)
a name will be drawn to win the current monthly prize.
Remember, you must use the provided Hostess Code to be included in the drawing.

Enter the code BEFORE clicking checkout.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
 :) Janis

Country Made and Country Grown

Here's another scrapbook page I made last week. This is my 2nd post for today. To see my grandson's birthday layout, scroll down or click HERE.

This layout is entered into the following challenges: Anything Ch (out with the girls), Allsorts (flowers), Creative Cutting Ch (for the girls), and Creative Corner (the great outdoors).
 I wanted a lot of pictures on this page, so not a lot of embellishments going on.


Stampin' Up Cardstock:

Basic Black (photo matting)
Crumb Cake (boots and hat)
Very Vanilla (skin)
Early Espresso (boot heels, hair)
Marina Mist (skirt)
Pink Pirouette (shirt)
Cherry Cobbler (shirt)
Cajun Craze (hair)
Daffodil Delight (star)

Stampin' Up Word Window Punch
Stampin' Up Modern Label Punch

Cardz TV Stamps "Country at Heart"

KaDoodle Bug Designs "Western Cowgirl"

Thanks for stopping by! :) Janis

Wyatt's Birthday Scrapbook Layout

Our grandson came over in August for his 2nd birthday. We had some cake and lots of presents!

Here's a simple layout I did of Wyatt for his 2nd birthday.


Stampin' Up cardstock:

Tangerine Tango (sun and matting)
Bermuda Bay (photo matting)
Daffodil Delight (sun, truck)
So Saffron (truck, hat)
Bashful Blue (r) (truck)
Chocolate Chip (dirt and title shadow)
Basic Black (wheels, eyes, and matting)
Crumb Cake (dirt, Raccoon, title 2nd shadow)
Gumball Green (Raccoon scarf)
Baked Brown Sugar (title, Raccoon)
Sahara Sand (title)

Stampin' Up White Gel Pen (eyes)

Cardz TV Stamps "Make A Wish" (birthday boy)

Miss Kate Cuttables for title, truck, and Raccoon

Spellbinders metal dies for sunshine

Peacky Keen PK-490 Everyday Character Face Assortment

Thanks for stopping by today!  :) Janis

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Day 2 of a fun Facebook Hop!

Happy Saturday, everyone! Today is MY first ever Facebook Fanpage Hop as part of KaDoodle Bug Designs Design Team! We are excited to share with you some fun projects. We have four companies in which we are working with. There is of course KaDoodle Bug Designs (KBD) and Too Cute By Jessica (TCBJ) as well as Trina Clark's clipart and Pink Hippo Stamps. Our hop will be September 27-28.  For the first day of the hop (yesterday) we used KBD or TCBJ cut files with the Pink Hippo stamps. Day two of the hop (today) we are using the clipart, digital papers or digital stamps created by Trina Clark.

I'd love you to hop over to my Facebook Fan Page to check it out and see what my DT sisters have created to inspire you! Here's the link to my Facebook Fan Page....

Pause Dream Enjoy Facebook Fan Page

For my project today I've used a past sketch from Freshly Made Sketches, clip art by Trina Clark, and Stampin' Up Cardstock Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, and Basic Black. I added the use of some Spellbinder metal dies, and popped some leftover Halloween papers from last year on and this project was almost done. To finish it off, black tulle was tied around the top and knotted.



I thought Trina Clark's clipart was so fun that I went ahead and got some more project elements ready for when I'm ready to create some more clipart projects.


I'd love you to hop over to my
Pause Dream Enjoy Facebook Fan Page!

See you over there!

This project is entered into the following challenges: Just Add Ink (bows), Cute Card Thursday (ribbons), and Tuesday Throwdown (clean and simple).

:) Janis

Friday, September 27, 2013

Day 1 of a Fun Facebook Hop!

Happy Friday, everyone! Today is MY first ever Facebook Fanpage Hop as part of KaDoodle Bug Designs Design Team! We are excited to share with you some fun projects today and tomorrow. We have four companies in which we are working with. There is of course KaDoodle Bug Designs (KBD) and Too Cute By Jessica (TCBJ) as well as Trina Clark's clipart and Pink Hippo Stamps. Our hop will be September 27-28.  For the first day of the hop (today) we will be using KBD or TCBJ cut files with the Pink Hippo stamps. Day two of the hop (tomorrow) we will be using the clipart, digital papers or digital stamps created by Trina Clark.

This Facebook Fan Page Hop starts at 9am EST on Friday and Saturday with new projects each day.

I'd love you to hop over to my Facebook Fan Page to check it out and see what my DT sisters have created to inspire you! Here's the link to my Facebook Fan Page....

Pause Dream Enjoy Facebook Fan Page



Stampin' Up Cardstock:

Basic Black (card base, hair, bat, dress)
Whisper White (shirt, dress)
Old live (skin)
Tangerine Tango (pumpkin)
Cajun Craze (jacket)
Smoky Slate (shoes)
Crumb Cake (pants)

Pink Hippo "Zombie" stamps

Peachy Keen PK-754 Critter Faces Set A Medium (Bride face)
Peachy Keen PK-490 Everyday Character Face Assortment (Frankie's face)

See you over on my Pause Dream Enjoy Facebook Fan Page!

This project is entered into the following challenges:  Inspire Me Fridays (anything goes) and Craftin' Boutique (Halloween).


The current HOSTESS CODE to use on your  
Stampin' Up order to be entered to win the prize 
is
VJW4CKKP

Ends NOON EST on
Fri, Sept 27th

Thanks for stopping by today! :) Janis

Thursday, September 26, 2013

AIS # 10 Frankie Owl

This project is made especially for An Inky Situation Linky Party #10 (owls).


This is a 6" x 6" card and uses an SVG cut from KaDoodle Bug Designs. It's Frankie Owl! And he's on an Action Wobble!



I love how he turned out! Here's the details...

Stampin' Up Supplies:

White Gel Pen

Snail, Glue Dots

Designer Series Paper: Subtles Collection

Cardstock:
  • Crumb Cake
  • Basic Black
  • Whisper White
  • Wisteria Wonder
  • Old Olive
  • Pear Pizzazz
  • Pumpkin Pie
Non-SU Supplies: Action Wobble, Green web paper, Orange diamond paper, 
SVGs purchased from KaDoodle Bug Designs "Spooky Hoots"


:) Janis

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Camping Double Scrapbook Layout

We enjoyed camping earlier this month in the mountains. I just finished a double scrapbook layout of some of the pictures from our trip. I know the photos of the pages aren't the best, but it's good enough for you to get an idea of what the pages look like. I'll add some journaling to the pages and slip them into our scrapbook.

Oh, and just in case you were wondering, the couple 
sitting by the fire is NOT me and Tom. 
It's Tom's brother, Bill, and his wife, Donna. But you can see me, Tom, and Bonnie sitting in the Yogi Hayride Wagon waving to the camera. :)


I used a lot of different elements on here. See below for details.


For the above page:
Stampin' Up Cardstock (various colors)
Miss Kate Cuttables (camping title, hiking boots, sun, compass)
KaDoodle Bug Designs (trees, roasting marshmallow bear, fire)
Stampin' Up Modern Label Punch (sentiment matting)
Cardz TV Stamps - Beary Sweet


For the above page:
Cricut Paper Dolls (grass)
KaDoodle Bug Designs (canoe bear and sitting bear)

For the tree trunks, I actually used the logs from the Roasting Marshmallow Bear. :)


The current HOSTESS CODE to use on your  
Stampin' Up order to be entered to win the prize 
is
VJW4CKKP

Ends NOON EST on
Fri, Sept 27th

Thanks for stopping by today! :) Janis

Golden Days

Yesterday I showed you my Caveman card.
Today it's time for the Cavewoman from that same SVG cut file by 

This card is made especially for The Pink Elephant Chs (polka dots and stripes) and Totally Gorjuss (stripes).


Stampin' Up Cardstock:

Pumpkin Pie
Perfect Plum
Sahara Sand
Crumb Cake
Pear Pizzazz
Daffodil Delight
So Saffron

Pattern papers from stash

Cardz TV "Fall Fun"



The current HOSTESS CODE to use on your  
Stampin' Up order
to be entered to win the prize (see post here for more details) is
VJW4CKKP

Thanks for stopping by today! :) Janis

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

New Photopolymer Halloween SU Stamp Set & Home Away From Home Card

New Stampin' Up Photopolymer Stamp Set called "BITE ME" now available!
Completely CLEAR!
Item # 134622 
$13.95

What You're Going To Love:
• Top-quality photopolymer that gives a perfectly stamped image every time.

• They’re entirely transparent for perfect placement! 

• Can you say sticky? (Don’t worry; in a good way.) These stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks.

• They’re age tested. They won’t yellow or cloud up over time. 

• We could go on, but we’ll let you try them for yourself.


I think I need to order that one. I love Halloween stuff!


The current HOSTESS CODE to use on your  
Stampin' Up order
to be entered to win the prize (see post here for more details) is
VJW4CKKP

Now, I'd like to show you a card I made....


My sister requested a camper card from me to send to a friend of her's.
I love how this turned out!

SVG from Miss Kate Cuttables

All cardstock is from Stampin' Up
Garden Green (tree, Home)
Wild Wasabi (tree)
Old Olive (tree)
Chocolate Chip (wheels, trunk, Home)
Crumb Cake (dirt, phrase shadow)
Whisper White (wheels, door, phrase shadow)
Marina Mist (windows, Away)
Cajun Craze (camper stripe)
Smoky Slate (camper)
Crushed Curry (moon, star)
Tangerine Tango (From)

Thanks for stopping by today! :) Janis

Relax

This card was made using a past sketch from Mojo Monday - their December 19th, 2011 sketch and for the challenge over at Allsorts (buttons). 



Stampin' Up Cardstock:

Crumb Cake
Basic Black
Sahara Sand
Pumpkin Pie
Chocolate Chip

Sentiment from MFPS


I love using my Stampin' Up cardstock in my Cameo! It cuts like BUTTER!


The current HOSTESS CODE to use on your  
Stampin' Up order
to be entered to win the prize (see post here for more details) is
VJW4CKKP

Thanks for stopping by today! :) Janis

Monday, September 23, 2013

You've still got time!

Our last winner was Bobbi! 
Congrats!

Are you ready for a
Stampin' up Give-Away
through 
MY STORE ONLY?!

Order with me 
(USA Only)
before 
NOON EST on
Fri, Sept 27th
and use this hostess code

VJW4CKKP

to be entered to win ....

Pretty Print Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Item #132175 in the Mini Holiday Catalog


Ends NOON EST on Fri, Sept 27th

HURRY!
Shop with me HERE

When all orders combined using the above Hostess Code 
equals a minimum of $150 (before tax and shipping)
a name will be drawn to win the current monthly prize.
Remember, you must use the provided Hostess Code to be included in the drawing.

Enter the code BEFORE clicking checkout.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
 :) Janis

Got Brains?

This card is made especially for Creative Corner Chs (Halloween). 



This card cracks me up! I love the black roses for the background paper. Hahahaha

Stampin' Up Cardstock:

Crumb Cake
Basic Black
Whisper White
Wild Wasabi
Smoky Slate
Cajun Craze
Elegant Eggplant
Lucky Limeade

Stampin' Up Modern Label Punch (sentiment)

Past Sketch from Freshly Made Sketches

Pink Hippo Stamps "Zombies" for sentiment


The current HOSTESS CODE to use on your  
Stampin' Up order
to be entered to win the prize (see post here for more details) is
VJW4CKKP

Thanks for stopping by today! :) Janis

Sunday, September 22, 2013

What's the Score?

Today's card is just for fun! I love College Football season! We watch College Football every weekend to see how our South Carolina Gamecocks will do, cheer them on, clap, scream, jump up and down... yeah, we like some Gamecock football. So even though this football card is NOT our SC Gamebock official colors of Garnet and Black, it was still a ton of fun to create.


Stampin' Up Cardstock:

Basic Black
Whisper White
Wild Wasabi
Crisp Cantaloupe
Early Espresso
Pool Party
Crushed Curry
Rich Razzleberry
Calypso Coral
Tempting Turquoise
Old Olive

Stampin' up Artisan Label Punch (for sentiment)

Grass cuts from Cricut various carts


Cardz TV Stamps "FAQ's"


The current HOSTESS CODE to use on your  
Stampin' Up order
to be entered to win the prize (see post here for more details) is
VJW4CKKP

Thanks for stopping by today! :) Janis

Saturday, September 21, 2013

You go, Girl!

This card is made especially for Tuesday Morning Sketches (sketch) Inspire Me Fridays (anything goes), and Jo's Scrap Shack (anything goes).



Stampin' Up Cardstock:

Sahara Sand
Rose Red
Melon Mambo
Pink Pirouette
Crushed Curry
Smoky Slate
Basic Black
Whisper White

Cardz TV Stamps "It's All About You"


Peachy Keen Stamps "PK-754 Critter Faces Set A Medium"


The current HOSTESS CODE to use on your  
Stampin' Up order
to be entered to win the prize (see post here for more details) is
VJW4CKKP

Thanks for stopping by today! :) Janis

Friday, September 20, 2013

Birthday Girl

This card is made especially for KaDoodle Bug Designs' Facebook Challenge (birthday card or tag), Freshly Made Sketches (sketch), Totally Paper Crafts (birthday or new baby), and Card Crafter's Circle (children's cards). 




Stampin' Up Cardstock:

Raspberry Ripple
Cherry Cobbler
Very Vanilla
Chocolate Chip
Basic Black
Melon Mambo
Pink Pirouette
So Saffron
Soft Suede
Early Espresso

Cardz TV "Make A Wish"

Peachy Keen PK-490 Everyday Character Face Asst.


Hop over to KaDoodle Bug Designs on Facebook and upload your Birthday Card!


The current HOSTESS CODE to use on your  
Stampin' Up order
to be entered to win the prize (see post here for more details) is
VJW4CKKP

Thanks for stopping by today! :) Janis

What's Percolating?

This card is made especially for Sketch Saturday (sketch), and CAS (color ch).


 

Stampin' Up Cardstock and Pattern Papers:

Crumb Cake
Whisper White
Basic Black
Pretty in Pink (r)
Neutrals, Brights, and Regals Designer Series Papers using 
Island Indigo, Pumpkin Pie, and Crushed Curry

Stampin' Up Modern Label Punch (sentiment)

Stampin' Up Brights & Regals Designer Buttons

Spellbinders Metal Dies


Cardz TV Stamps "Brew HaHa" (sentiment)


The current HOSTESS CODE to use on your  
Stampin' Up order
to be entered to win the prize (see post here for more details) is
VJW4CKKP

Thanks for stopping by today! :) Janis

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