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Friday, January 23, 2015

Color Challenge - River Rock & Butterfly Basics


Here is my challenge using some of my retired Stampin Up River Rock Cardstock with a new Stampin up Set Butterfly Basics.


Sunday, January 18, 2015

MFT Sketch Challenge #211

Hello All,

Here is my take on the MFT sketch challenge this week:

Thanks for looking.

Stamps used: MFT stripes background, MFT Beautiful Baby,
Inks:  Stampin Up- Pool Party, So Saffron, Early Espresso
Cardstock: Stampin Up - Vanilla, River Rock
Other: Martha Stewart sequins, Acetate

A Paper-holic Confession...

Hi, My name is Janie and I am a paper-holic!

I love pretty paper and cardstock and have tons of it in my scrapbook stash.  I could probably wallpaper the entire neighborhood more than once with my stash of paper (oh-my).  Anyway, I wanted to issue myself a challenge in 2015 since I have so much lovely paper to work with.

Challenge - Use it Up!
I am a Stampin Up demonstrator and although I use mainly products from the most recent catalog, I do have a lot of cardstock and papers that has since retired.  My personal challenge is to use the paper to make cards and projects that I can make and either sell, donate, or give to friends & family.  This first challenge is to use cardstock from my retired stash - This first week, my color to use was Groovy Guava from Stampin Up.  Next weeks challenge is to use River Rock cardstock from Stampin Up. .  Two colors of cardstock I couldn't bring myself to sell or give away when I was cleaning out my craft room recently.

Here are the cards I made with Groovy Guava.. I actually made 10 cards ( 6 butterfly and 4 circles), but can easily duplicate for the remaining cardstock I have in my stash which is about 10 more sheets.  I also give myself snaps for using some old washi tape in my stash and some remaining banners from last year's sell-a-bration freebies along with the new Stampin Up Thinlits dies.

Tune in mid-week for samples of my cards using River Rock!

Enjoy and have a good week!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

A challenge for my friends!!!!

Happy 2015!

I've been absent for a while, yes I know - sorry.

Anyway, I had plans to get to see some friends last weekend, but wasn't feeling well so couldn't go.  However, I wanted to give my friends a little gift and a challenge to boot.

I have made these matchbook mini scrapbooks from a tutorial from Kathy Orta and I love them.  I love them so much I wanted my friends to have one - but not have to worry about constructing the base of the mini scrapbook.  Therefore I made them one AND challenge them to style it with their choice of products and embellies.

Then, at our next gathering, we can share how each of us decorated our matchbook mini scrapbooks.  I am sharing one that I made and matted with Theresa Collins papers, just to give them a little peek as to what one of mine looks like.  It doesn't have any photos yet, but here it is...

SO, I am calling out Tiffany and Marisa to participate in this challenge.  I have mailed their matchbook mini scrapbooks today, so I hope they get in early next week.  I also hope they post pics on their blog once they are done.

Good luck girls and have fun decorating this scrapbook!


Saturday, December 13, 2014

2014 Holiday Tags for Co-workers

Okay, I've been slacking a little on the posting, but I have been creating.  Here are some of the tag sets that I have made for my co-workers.  I will give them this along with a nice bottle of red or white wine.

Which are your favorites?  Wouldn't you like to receive one of these small packages....?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Pretty Box Set

They say imitation is the best form of flattery.  Well, I can tell you my entire project today was based on CASING projects from Pinterest and Youtube.  I will post the links for the original projects at the end of this post.

Anyway, I wanted to create a very "pretty" card set for a friend of mine at work.  I absolutely love how pretty and elegant this turned out.  Since I didn't just want to hand her the cards, I also found a pretty box to present the cards.    

The box has a die cut window sealed with acetate. The die-cut was from the Labels collection set from Stampin Up.  The box fits 4-5 card with envelopes very comfortably. 

Links to original projects that inspired mine:  Cards from Pinterest and the Pretty Card Box.


Friday, September 26, 2014

MFT Weekly Challenge -9/26

Hello All,

Here is this week's challenge sketch from MFT:

And here is my version of the challenge:  
I just received my most recent order from MFT and I purchased the Beautiful Baby stamp set, so I felt the need to use it on this sketch challenge.

 I love the colors and think this will be a card I can create with different stamps for different occasions.