Tuesday, December 31, 2013

 
 
 
 
 “ Cuttin’ and Stampin’ DT call 2014
 
Happy New Year!!
I hope you've had a great 2013 and looking forward to a wonderful 2014.
I'm finishing up my first term with Cuttin' and Stampin' and this post is my reapplication for the new term! I hope you take part in the challenges over at the Challenge Blog! If not, challenge yourself to do so this year! I just wanted to share with you  some past projects I've done as we wrap up 2013!
I hope you enjoy them!
I loved this paper and the flowers! I'm already for Spring...

 
I loved the challenge using the Prima doll stamps!
 

 
This challenge was fun. We had to find a Pinterest project and case it. I saw a similar card and loved the chevron paper. Quick and easy card! And if you're like me, hate the thought of someone throwing your card away but when they are this quick and easy, no sweat.
Have a wonderful 2014 and I hope to see you back at the blog soon!
 
 
 
 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Birthday blog hop






Hello! I'm hoping you all had a wonderful holiday! After all the hustle here's to a fun little hop to relax for a bit. Sit down and enjoy the birthday party! Today it's Robin's special holiday! Her birthday!! We've all made something to celebrate her day with her and she's giving away a Smash album that would make a wonderful gift! Here's a photo of it!

 
I hope you started at her blog so you won't miss how to win this awesome blog candy!
You hopefully came from Alicia's blog http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com/ to here. I know you won't want to miss any of the birthday party so I've put the entire line-up below my project.
 
 Now for my project! I used a new card kit coming from Close To My Heart in January! It's a $45.00 kit but with a purchase of $35.00 you can buy for $15.00!! Check out the website for details and my web store is http:// Janetscreativeworld/ctmh/com
The kit comes with supplies to make 10 cards/envelopes and papers, and the cutest embellishments. A set of stamps for many occasions and die cuts with all directions! I made all 10 cards and still have supplies left to make additional projects! I love the colors and the sparkly washi tape!


 
DSC04030
I mailed this to Robin to celebrate her birthday! I hope Robin's birthday is the best ever!! And here's to many more!

1. Robin Lane - http://create-a-latte.blogspot.com/
2. Lori Apgar - http://scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/
 
3. Lissa Marie - www.somanycrafts.com/
 
4. Alicia O'Bryant - http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com/      From here
 
5. Janet Royer  - http://janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com/    You are here
 
6. Sharon - A Piece Of Heart - http://piece-ofheart.blogspot.com/  Now to
 
7. Connie Can Crop - http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com/
 
8 Tammy Smith -http://lifeupdownandsideways.blogspot.com/
 
9.  Kim Ryden - http://rydenkim.blogspot.com/
 
10. Aisha Rylbluroses Hall - http://www.londonskyedesigns.net/ 
 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

#50
Challenge: Christmas Tag

December 17th - 23th, 2013


Tags, Tags, Tags.. we all use them and I needed some for my presents.
I love this week's featured stamp set! From To and From to all sorts of sentiments which are great for cards as well!! I love this paper!! Because all these are going on my little one's packages, they are quick and easy! They'll rip off the paper, tags and enjoy the goodies inside!! Simple and quick are the way to go for these busy holidays! They look so much nicer, and like you spent some time rather than those inexpensive stickers at the stores!! Hope you'll join our challenge this week!!

 

Please make sure your creation post has a link back to Cuttin' and Stampin'

Thanks for playing along we will be announcing the winners on December 27, 2013.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

#49
Challenge:Anything Goes with a Pocket

December 10th - 16th, 2013



We are thinking about pockets.  Everywhere you look in scrapbooking and card making, you see pockets.  All of the design team projects are using Sn@p December Documented paper this week to create something with pockets.  

Hello! I'm so glad you stopped by today! I love pockets and these papers are so cute! Pockets always remind me of secret places to put hidden messages, or private notes to someone. I love the interactive aspect, pulling out the tag to see what's behind the pocket! Fun! Anyway... all my grandchildren will be here for this holiday. That doesn't happen often enough..about every 2 to 3 years. So while they are here, I will take lots of photos! With 3 pockets and 3 tags, plenty of room to catch the darlings enjoying the holidays!  

 

I used the Sn@p papers which are awesome. I used a Sizzix die to cut the pockets. Used punches to cut the banner and the emblems. I used an upcoming stamp set to stamp Fa La La La La. I wrote over it in Stickles to give it some bling. Since I have 2 boys and 2 girls, and not sure whom is going in which pocket.. I didn't add too many embellishments to the pockets or emblems. I will add names and some more bling I'm sure. I hope you'll join us in the challenge this week.. Thanks for stopping by today!
 

Please make sure your creation post has a link back to Cuttin' and Stampin'

Thanks for playing along we will be announcing the winners on December 20, 2013.

Please click HERE to link your project.

Friday, December 6, 2013

December crafting

Hello!! I need to catch up on my blog! For those of you who knew I had surgery coming up, I had it, it went well, and I'm back to getting my crafting mojo up and running again!!
First of all, I did pick a winner from my blog Dec. 1st. blog hop! Robin Lane you won, and I will get that stamp set on the way to you by Monday. We have snow, and closings here.. so I'm not heading out today!
And because I'm stuck in the house and all alone.. time to play!! First of all, I spent way too much time surfing Pinterest while I was recovering.. so here's my take on two of the cute wreaths I came across..
First is a coffee filter wreath. Easy.. fold the filters, glue, and done!

I'd like to add a bow, but not sure where, or what ribbon to use...
Then I put together this sweet candy cane wreath. It's pretty fragile, so gonna use it as a centerpiece on my dining room table. I need to find something small to put on the upper parts of the canes.. small bows, or little flat holiday ornaments... not going shopping today but when I'm out.. I'll look for something.
 
Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Holidays!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

KCCdec1


decblogbutton
Fair well to 2013 soon it will be 2014. It is that time of year gifts are being purchased and made, and it is always wonderful to receive a handmade gift, there are so many great things to give. Some can be expensive some may not. We all are here to give you ideas for all occasions that you may be giving to another.
I am your host today, Lissa here at
 So Many Crafts, So Little time

I hope you enjoy our hop we will go out with a bang and bring you new things next year.
For today's blog candy I am giving away a $10.00 Gift certificate to anywhere you choose that I can purchase online and send the gift card to you online. Preferably you will choose Close to My Heart for a Studio J layout but this is the time to give and I like to give what you like to receive so good luck to every new and old email follower (required to win the certificate) and commenter who comments on the hop, hoping you make an effort on all the blogs.
This is what I have decided to make for your idea gallery...
My project today is a cute cutting file from Creative Kuts! I'm making these and will put my grandchildren's photo's in and on the pages of our holidays 2013 scrapbook pages. This snowman and his penquin pal will be perfect for the two brothers!
The paper is from Close to My Heart! I will probably make one for their parents with hangers on for their trees next year! (or gift tags) I also made a gift box to put the perfect gift in for someone on my list. All materials, including the box is from CTMH



Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I hope you had the best Thanksgiving and here's to a wonderful Christmas season!
 
Here is your line up for your convienience
Your Host..
Ciclily ~ Pink Dalmatian Scrapper
Robin Lane ~ Create~a~Latte
Robin ~ Scrap n' Chat

Friday, November 15, 2013

Family

 
 
#45
Challenge:  Anything Goes with a Family twist

November 12 - 18, 2013



We are celebrating family this week.

I made two projects this week. I used the Family word stamp set. I love how many options there are for any needs a family might need! First my husband's birthday is coming up on the 16th! I used all the male terms as a subway art type piece, because he is all those things to our family. Hubby to me..

Then for some reason as I thought about this set and how I might use it, I dreamed of  a family tree. I thought these might be a perfect way to label family members. So I threw together this idea so you could see what I had in mind, and once I add some photos, will finish embellishments. I blurred out the dates of their births just for some identity protection.


The photo mats are paper from the shop, so when you're shopping, you'll find both the paper and the stamp set. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you'll join the challenge!


Please make sure your creation post has a link back to Cuttin' and Stampin'

Thanks for playing along we will be announcing the winners on November 22, 2013.

Please link your projects below.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

 
 
#44
Challenge:  Giving Thanks

November 5 - 11, 2013



We want to Give Thanks for all the wonderful things in out lives.


Hello! Thanks for coming over to see my card and hear more about it! It is truly special to me! This Thank You set has so many images, and ways to tell someone you appreciate them that it's awesome! If you're looking for some sentiment stamps, get this one! It'll cover any thank you or note of appreciation you need! All paper is from the store and she puts the featured items on sale,, so I hope you check that out I love the fall colors of this group of paper. I used the patterned paper for my border. It reminds me of a quit. (comfort) I cut the hearts out with a punch I have, and reversed the middle one so it's the honeycomb pattern on the left in the border, but that whole side of honeycomb is so great and honeycomb seems to be the "in" design right now. I stamped Thank you on the same Ivory background. I added bling, because what would hearts mean without some sparkle and shine?
 
 
 
I used the hearts because on the inside of the card, I stamped the expression Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Layered it and used some of the edge discard to make a border on the left.

 
This is going to a very special person who has helped me through the past few months with some health issues. She was able to get me into a high demand surgeon long before I should have been and that surgery is the 12th of November. She'll call and check up on me between visits, and if she sees me out, will stop what she's doing and ask if I need anything. What doctor or nurse practioner does that? She does!! So I thought I send her this little note card to tell her I appreciate her and all her concern during this health issue. Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you'll join in the challenge!
 
Please make sure your creation post has a link back to Cuttin' and Stampin'

Thanks for playing along we will be announcing the winners on November 15, 2013.

Please link your projects Here.
 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

 
 
Well, it's that time of the year for gift gifting... and for many families that begins with the Thanksgiving holiday if you're trying to fit in all the families on both sides and extended ones.. so we've put together a great hop today with plenty of ideas to make those gift cards look like a million bucks! I personally love gift cards... no hassle in returns, wrong sizes, etc. and with the ability to buy cards for even Visa and/or MasterCard, how could your gift even be considered to be regifted!
They will surely find something they want or need..
For hopping today, we have a gift for some lucky person. A 17.95 value Close To My Heart Merry and Bright Holiday Stamp set. You'll have a great little set to make your Holiday cards, gift tags, or other d├ęcor. A winner will be chosen by Nov. 6th so I can get this in the mail and off to the winner in plenty of time!.
 
 
 
 
How to win? Comment on each blog and show our creative team some love please! If you're not a follower, you might want to be... this group does a hop every first Sunday so you won't want to miss what's in store! Be sure to leave a way to contact you as well!
Now let's get hopping! You should have started with: Janet's Creative World which is exactly where you are!
 
I used a Sizzix Card base die to cut out a 12 inch card base. I didn't run it all the way through so it couldn't cut off the last few inches. I then folded the middle up, making score lines at 3 1/2 on each end (valley), and then a middle line at 2 1/2 inches between those, folding the middle sections up (mountain) and then using a Stampin Up Label punch to cut the middle section out so the gift card could slip in. Don't adhere the middle section together except on the very edges so it's open for the card.  In the bottom photo I stamped a sentiment. Made the belly band and used the scalloped punch and a circle punch to cover the joint. All papers and stamps are Stampin Up (I'm in a stamp club.. and yes I know I sell CTMH, but sometimes, it's good to broaden your horizons.. or my OCD that makes me want it all!! :)
The sentiment says; "Hoping your Christmas is trimmed with the love and warmth of family and friends". As is my wish for each of you stopping by today.
 

 
 This was so simple, and since we give out a lot of gift cards, I can whip up my supply in no time!
 
Now you're off to:
 
Thanks for hopping with us today!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Fall Blog Hop~~~ Sat. Oct 26th




It's that time of year again! The leaves are falling, the weather is turning colder, and I can smell the pumpkin spice cappuccino brewing!  Fall is here!!  I love this time of year!!

Fall is the theme for our blog hop today! Anything goes! What makes fall fun for you and your family?? Is it the cooler days? Is it a trip to the pumpkin patch? Is it going to a Haunted House or on a hayrack ride? Do you love Halloween?

Hop along with us and see the things we like about fall and some of our fall projects.  Hope you get some fun ideas along the way.

Please leave us a little blog love along the way for a chance to win some blog candy.  Here is what you could win:

In my area, Fall is a wonderful time of the year! Leaves change colors, festivals in all the neighboring towns and all sorts of activities to enjoy the last nice weather before winter! For today's hop I made some layouts to document some activities we'll take part in. Take a look!
Festivals always have the last fruits of the season and many make homemade butters, jams and jellies. I eat my way through a lot of the activities... just sayin'


 
Corn fields and soybean fields are carved into mazes and I took my Girl Scout girls to a local corn maze. They had a ball trying to find their way out! All papers are Close To My Heart and all cuts are from Creative Kuts.com. Check out Creative Kuts facebook page for fun and take part in the COL program. COL-Crop on Line! These 3 files are recent ones from that program. Check out my Close to My Heart website for your scrapbooking needs too! http://janetscreativeworld.ctmh.com/ Thanks for stopping by today! Now onto Lisa's bloghttp://desileedesigningdivas.blogspot.com/  to see how she celebrates Fall!


Just in case you missed the start....
Here the complete list of blogs:
  1. Christina Bartels Capps: http://cema1cema.blogspot.com/ 
  2.  Janet Royer:  http://janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com/
  3.  Lisa Chamberlain:  http://desileedesigningdivas.blogspot.com/

 
Color Challenge: Black, Orange, Green and Purple
 
All the colors of Halloween!! I have some special trick or treaters every year! My great nieces and nephew come and I love to see how creative they are. Now that they are a little older, they're designing their own costumes and several of them are involved in local Haunted Houses the raise money for non-pro-fits in our area. This layout will be perfect to add their photos too, with room for journaling or even another photo perhaps if I need it. I used the Paper Smooches stamp set ( ) and die set ( ) which are so fabulous!! The dotted paper is from the store so be sure to check out what's on sale this week there! I added some eye brads which just set off my monsters pretty well!

 
 
 
Falling for You
I fell for those youngsters as soon as they were born, but here's a fall card, that I'm giving my hubby! He's been a tremendous support while I've been dealing with some health issues and an upcoming surgery. So I'll have to remind him how much I appreciate all he's done! The plaid paper is the reverse of the dotted paper above. I love two sided paper!!  The stamps are also part of the same stamp set. Isn't it cool that one set can be used in numerous ways!

 
I hope you'll be taking part in our challenges this week and will look forward to seeing your creative ideas! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

 
 
Challenge Week 40 Cancer Awareness
 
Hello! Janet here today! I'm using the Paper Smooches Hope Die and Stamp set! I just love how easily these dies cut and the stamps have such great images as well as sentiments. I made a group of  3x3 note cards to tuck into care packages or for tray favors for Cancer patients. It seems all of us know of someone dealing with Cancer and I know that a care package can brighten someone's day immensely! My Girl Scout troop is always looking for ways to provide service and they help at the local Race for the Cure and other activities so I think this would be a great project for the girls to make up a batch and send to the hospital or lab to cheer up someone. Take a look at the cards:

 
I put the shoe and glove on Close to my Heart action springs. Who isn't smiling when something moves on the card? The glove one has Fight Like A Girl stamped several times with small hope ribbons from the die set. The Shoe has a large ribbon, banner piece with Let's Kick Cancer's butt!
The bottom right one has the banner piece, large ribbon die and I am in your corner stamped.
The upper left one has the Hope die and small ribbon die, with a Thanks and inside says For your support.

 
The shoe is on an action wobble so we really can kick Cancer's butt!

 
A little bling on the Stampin Up word punch

 
inside message. A patient may want to thank someone
 
Another action wobble so you really can punch out Cancer

A simple die background with Hope over it.

Laugh when you can, cry when you must.
everyone needs permission to cry sometimes, you think you have to be strong for your family and/or friends.. but they have no idea what you're going through... go ahead and let it out!



We all know that person who seems to remain strong through everything! The inside of these cards leave plenty of room for a note to let the patient know you're thinking of them... and sometimes when you just don't know what to say.. a simple "I love you"... here if you need me is enough! Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you'll enter the challenge over at Cuttin and Stampin.




I know you'll want to help us support Cancer Awareness and join in our challenge! I'm happy to say that I'm an Ovarian Cancer survivor since 1995 now! And I know that without the support of my family and my church family that I would have not have made it through many days! If you're going through a fight now, know that I'm praying for each of  you!