Friday, November 30, 2012

Welcome everyone to our Snowman & Their Pals Blog Hop!

Now for my project: I used the Snowman Pals for my first project - Holiday Pals

I just love this file! The snowman has gotten a present with little snowmen all over it.. he's probably thinking it's exactly what's on his wish list! All his pals are anxiously awaiting to see what's in it! Then this cute little penquin jumps out! How fun!! Can't you just see your children's or granchildren's photos here on Christmas Eve or morning as they open their presents? Here's some close ups of the pals.

I used Stickles to make the snowman and snow glisten, and Red on the Holly Berries.
My 2nd project was this file - Holiday Prep
These little gingerbread girls are obviously fans of Cupcake Wars and made the biggest cupcake they could! Maybe they're shooting for a world's record! At any rate, this is not only perfect for your holiday baking photos, but would be great for Valentine's Day as well! You know we love gingerbread anytime of the year with with the heart sprinkles, perfect for any reason to show  your love for someone special!

Wouldn't this element be great on a card? I think so! I hope you enjoyed my layouts for this hop! We've had so much fun focusing on Snowmen and all their pals!

I get to give away Two files! Both files that I used today can be yours!! Awesome!!
  Holiday Pals and the Holiday Prep
Here's your chance at winning the files I used for my Blog Hop project. All you have to do is the following:

1. You must be or become a new follower of all the blogs on this hop and leave a comment (one comment per person). We love to read your comments!
2. Go to the Creative Kuts Posts Group Page,(over on Facebook) join if you aren't a member and post a comment that you are coming by from the "Snowmen & Their Pals" Blog Hop and let us know which is/are your favorite project. And if you were there this past week,  you know how much fun we have there!!
3. Become a fan of CK at CK fan page.
That's it! 2 lucky winners and your chances are much better than last week's powerball drawing! Good luck! I've posted the entire line-up for you!

Welcome! Girls love to Shop and at my age, which is far from a girl, I love to shop too! My sister is the shopaholic in my family. Last year after we ate our Thanksgiving lunch, she loaded anyone who wanted to go into her car and we looked for places that were open to shop. We found a few. This year with all the stores starting their sales early, she went out Thursday evening, and Friday morning. This is after spending the previous weekend shopping in Indianapolis, and Edingburg with her daughters and granddaughter! So I thought this page will be pefect to put her photo in as Christmas is the time when she goes into mega shop mode! I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out "Dashing Through The Dough", and added a silhouette shopping diva (both from the Silhouette store) to this beautiful old fashioned Christmas paper (Hobby Lobby). Added some bling on her bags and a red bow! She's ready to shop as long as she has dough or plastic! I hope you like it!

Isn't it kinda cool how she looks like she's holding that Santa? Maybe an ornament she's thinking she needs for her tree... Or she's his best assistant! Now on to
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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Good Morning!! Today I used the following file from Creative Kuts to make my layout.
This file and several more are in the new section over at the webstore!
Now check out my layout, then I'll tell you what I was thinking!

In the file, you get the beautiful Angele, bench and light post. I cut it all with my Silhouette Cameo. Easy Peasy! I used various colored cardstock, inked the pieces,trimmed them up, etc. I had the background paper from a stack I picked up at JoAnn's. Then I had gotten these metal stickers and there were clocks in that package! They are heavy.., anyway, I cut the Enjoy Every Moment out with the Cameo as well. It's a design in the Silhouette store. Added my photo mat and done! I'd like to think she's thinkin which store she's heading to next for all the sales this time of the year... LOL
or taking a break from all the shopping! She could be thinking she needs to visit the Creative Kuts store as you do, to see all the newest files over there!
If you've visited my blog before you know that Creative Kuts has a BAP program. Build A Project, you get a file on Monday or Tuesday, create, photograph, post and then you can play the following week. Lately,they've had bonus files if you post by Friday! Here's this week BAP, a cute card but I made a layout.

You can lift his nose and find a secret journaling box. I think I'm going to put one of my grandkids photo here, with their Christmas list in the journaling box. That should be fun to look back years from now and see what was on their wish list! The Get Your Merry On, is from the Silhouette Store.  If you aren't playing along with us over on Facebook, I hope you'll join in the fun!
Thanks for stopping by today and head over to to see more great ideas.
And stop by on Saturday for our Snowman Blog Hop! Great projects by the design team... trust me, I've peeked!

Monday, November 26, 2012

I used a chipboard letter set from K and company, a page from one of their sets dedicated to Girl Scouts and a sticker that's been in my stash for some time. I thought the tree reminded me of a family tree. My Mom had been my leader as a child, (no I didn't know Juliette personally, but I've been asked that) and when my oldest daughter started 1st grade, she brought home a sign-up sheet. I was going through a divorce and thought that might be perfect for her and if I volunteered it'd force me to plan some time just for her and I. I volunteered to be a leader, and wrote in, "if you tell me what to do". I got a call from the organizer who told me that she had over 100 forms sent back but no one else volunteered. I promptly said, "I don't have to take them all do I?" She reassured me that I didn't and there was training. That led me on a path that not only helped the girls, but me! My self-esteem was so low and those little girls would hug me and just loved what we did and I loved the time I spent volunteering. Our little troop grew and I took on more roles in the service unit, and became a Council trainor. When I had an opportunity to join the staff I did and thought what a perfect job! To pay me to do something that I loved!! I spent 13 years as a staff member and recently retired in the council's realignment. I can't find the photo of my daughter and now her daughter is involved, and I was my granddaughter's leader for K and 1st grade. I wanted to put their photo in the top section. The bottom photo is my youngest daughter and I at a Senior banquet. I was her leader until I joined the staff. She had amazing opporunities as a scout and got to travel to the Macy Center in New York, to two World Centers, one in England, and one in Switzerland! I was so jealous! She planned a trip for Junior Girl Scouts as her Gold Project and they spent several days exploring Washington D.C. Her troop visited Savannah, Ga. twice! She is a lifetime member as I am. 4 generations! We have green blood, and if you're a girl in my family, you'll probably gonna be a scout! I was also a leader for my great niece's troop when she was in K and 1st. I put a scout (stamp from My Favorite Things) for each of us, my Mom, my daughters, my granddaughter and I. I used markers to color them in. If I can find a photo of my mom, I'm going to add it on an adjoining page and will put the history of our involvment as well.
As a staff member, volunteers gave me one of the highest awards in Girl Scouting, the Thanks Badge. I was so proud!! If you're reading this and have a girl, please check into Girl Scouts. It's a wonderful program and you'll be glad you did! I feel certain of that! Thanks for stopping by my blog today and I'll post the line up if you should lose your way. Now you're heading to Roberta Meyers-Edmisten - to see and learn more about her! Have fun!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

This is the Miss Elf file over at Creative Kuts! She was a free file on Monday and Tuesday for the BAP! Each Monday/Tuesday they give away a free file, you make it, post a photo of your project on their website.. and you can play again the next week! How cool is that? Anyway, this takes two candy canes. I used the SweeTarts Candy Canes. They are so bright and colorful, and a little non-tradional holiday colors but so was my paper I used. Bright pink, greens, orange and light blue mittens. Wouldn't these be cute standing on your table for placecards? Maybe the kid's table, but I know some adults who have a sweet tooth! I trimmed her dress/boots in some Stickles, and added a cute bow. She's ready for the upcoming holidays!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! May it be a safe one if you're traveling.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Welcome to the Owl by friends preview.. they have a terrific blog hop coming up. You'll want to check out to see other great projects and some prizes up for grabs!

I made this card with an owl made from a Stampin Up punch and papers. Stamped the branch and leaves, added a ribbon and a button and layered it several times on the card base. Thanks for stopping by!

Welcome Earthlings!
You've landed on Janet's Planet... my Creative World! My little bear astronaut is ready to show you around. Now the blog header just was finished.. but give me a few days, then when you click the buttons in the header, it will take you to projects using those machines! Isn't that fun? You can just concentrate on the projects that interest you, or explore and see what I've been up to! This little guy is from Teddy Bear Parade and cut at 5 inches! He's the perfect mascot for my blog today, don't you think? I hope you'll stop back by often!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Creative Kuts has added a line called Runway.. girls dressed up in their fine clothes.. and this file came with the street lamp and park bench! Here's the link if you'd like to check it out or other ones in this line.
Since she was all bundled up in her fur trimmed coat, which I embossed those pieces, and her hand warmer, I layered it all on a snowflake background, with photo mats in the same pattern only a lighter version and I chalked the street lights so they actually look like they glow! With the holly on her hat, you can almost picture a park like setting with carolers can't you? Okay, maybe I've watched one to many Christmas shows... anyway, I just love this girl and her big eyes.. I have to do some more of the girls in this line..

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Good Morning! Today I wanted to share a couple of cards that I'll be having a group of Cadette Girl Scouts make this week when I talk to their troop about card making. I think they'll love them! Take a look and tell me what you think!

Aren't they cute? That 3 day Teddy Bear Blog Hop over on Facebook really inspired me to get this cartridge out and try some bears! The First one is a z fold type card, and the tag covers up the sentiment until the card is opened. I am not sure who had this card on their blog, but I cased it! Seems like Mary from CardTV??? Thank you so much for the inspiration!! This will be perfect for the girls to make and give their parents or even a grandparent!

The second one is for Thanksgiving. Everyone does turkeys but not quite like this one!  He'd better be careful or he could be dinner! I used background paper for both cards from stacks at JoAnn's. I picked up the bling at Hobby Lobby. I think the girls will have a great time paper piecing these cards and be proud of them! Maybe they'll invite me back to do more paper projects with them. Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, November 2, 2012


I used Dec. 25th, Speaking of Winter, Very Merry Tags, and Mini-Books as well as Camp Out to complete my projects! As you look at each one, I'll tell you all about it.
For this home decor project (it will be at my dining site the month of Dec.) I used Teresa Collins Dec. 25th to cut the tree shaped HoHoHo Noel Peace Believe Holiday subway art. I added two trees from Speaking of Winter and a cabin from Camp Out. I layered it all on the plaid background paper(Hobby Lobby) and I think it looks woodsy.. Put it all in a document frame from Wal-Mart.

I used the Dec. 25th Cartrdige to cut this Santa and his sleigh out of vinyl, put in on a glass block, and then put ornaments (20 for 3.50 at Wal-Mart) added string of battery operated lights, and a pretty bow. You can't tell in the photo, but when the lights are on, it's really cute!! I may take it to work for decor there.. This would be a great gift for someone in a small apartment/limited space..
I used Mini-Books to make this gift card holder. It's a page from one of the books (makes a pocket) and it has holes at the bottom, you could probably remove those in CCR or with the Gypsy, but I left them to add trim such as ribbon or twine. I decided I didn't like that so I just put my ribbon at the bottom which covered them up.. I cut an extra glove out so it looks like it's holding the envelope shut, but actually there's a notch there for the flap to fit into. Since we give ur grown kids gift cards these days.. these wil be great!!

I used Very Merry Tags to make these. They are perfect for packages, but  I made them larger to use as ornaments on my tree. I also think they'd be great to put the children's or grandchildren's photos on the back with the year. Easy to send to far away relatives, or to just see how they grow over the years. If you start a tradition like that now, by the time they leave home, they'd have a great collection or how cute to scapbook the ornaments for a life long of celebrations! I added some bling ot the letters for sparkle. I used double sided paper, so not only does that show through the letters, but on the back they're different. pretty from both sides. Again, this is a project the kids could do! What a nice tradition that could become setting aside some time to make decor as a family!
I hope you enjoyed your visit here, and Have a wonderful holiday season!.



We're celebrating friends and family today-I made a card to send to our Thanksgiving dinner hostess.

The Stamp is from Close To My Heart. The paper is from a stack from JoAnn's. Ribbon is from Stampin' Up, bling from Wal-Mart. It's a simple card, no excuse not to send a thank you when you can make one quick and easily, and sometimes we forget what's really important in life. We get caught up in all the trimmings and the extras, but when you have family near by and can enjoy a day with them, that's something to be Thankful for. A simple sentiment that reminds us of what is important as we move into the Thanksgiving holiday season.
My family always tries to have Thanksgiving dinner together. The food, the laughter, the fun.. is all worth the extra work that goes into it. We each have our specialty that we make... my daughter makes the No Bake Cookies.. they're an appetizer with our bunch.. I make the dressing, one pan with oysters, one pan sister makes the ham or the turkey and I do the other.. her two daughters, and my other daughter always bring whatever else we want. We can count on a table full of desserts, pie, cake, candy, and yes there are vegetables.. and I love Sweet Potatoes and my granddaughter loves the marshmallow on them. The guys move to one room to watch the football while the girls find something to do.. sometimes games, or the Christmas movies on,  but last year we took advantage of the preseason sales and shopped! That way the guys didn't realize how long we were gone.. but we got some great bargins!! I hope your Thanksgiving is a wonderful day.
Head over to Anita and Bugs to see her great creation!

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