Friday, July 21, 2017

Maritime Card - Graphic 45

READ some fascinating tales/tails of able sea cats HERE.
Ahoy there, Shipmate Friends (sounds the bosun's whistle)......

I am playing catch up again! Here's a card that I made for my Dad last month for Father's Day. I got it mailed off with his gift in plenty of time, but I never got it blogged because of all my other June activities. I really love how it turned out, though, so wanted to share it with you.



I have a lone 8" pad of this discontinued and VERY hard to find "By the Sea" Graphic 45 collection. Needless to say, I hoard it like crazy!! But since my Dad is an old retired Navy man, I pulled out some of the wonderful anchor paper and chose a panel from one of the cut-apart pages. Instant card. Love, love, love!!! It didn't matter that I don't have any of the extras from this collection like the awesome card stock stickers, die-cuts, pockets & tags, or chippies. Some red twine was all the embellishment it needed. Yay!!!

Hope you enjoyed my card. Hey, it's Graphic 45....how can you NOT love it, right? :) Thank you for your wonderful comments.

Oh, and I want all my Cat Lovers Hop friends to know that I am already planning this year's hop!! Yay!! I hope to have one of my son's black cats as the 2017 badge kitty....perfect for October, right? :) I just need him to get a good shot of her. Black cats are so hard to photograph well. 

So..............mark your calendars for the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop......Oct. 23-28, 2017......right here at Her Peaceful Garden. Purr...purr...purr...

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Ribbon Girls July Any Image Challenge
2. CARDZ-TV Mailbox Smiles Anything Goes Challenge #6
3. Crafty Hazelnut's July Patterned Paper Challenge
4. Word Art Wednesday Weeks 292-293 - AG Family Friendly
5. DL.Art July Linky Party
6. Unstampabelles Challenge #70 - Every Day is Special w/ Twist of Lots of Color
7. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - We're Seeing Stars
8. CARDZ-TV Card Crazy Crafters Anything Goes Challenge #6
9. Card Mania Challenge #94 - Summer Fun
10. Fairy Tale Challenge #172 - At the Coast
11. House that Stamps Built - Inspiration Palette

 



Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Wish You Were Here - Winnie & Walter and Graphic 45


Hi, Friends.....

I am back with another card I made for the Winnie & Walter Color Combo Challenge for July.  Take a look at the fabulous inspiration photo and color palette that Heather H. chose for this month....YUM!!!:


I had my Graphic 45 - Bohemian Bazaar collection out and noticed some papers with these colors. They are a bit deeper in hue than the inspiration palette, but I hope they are acceptable. :)




I dressed the card up with some layered Prima flowers and even used a couple of buttons for centers. Love the happy, playful look. The center of the checkered flower is a lovely jeweled brad from a pretty set that my crafty pal Karen Ladd sent me. THANKS, Karen!!!
Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - In Bloom: Maggie's Roses Cutaways die set (leaves)
Graphic 45 - Bohemian Bazaar collection
Prima Flowers
Want 2 Scrap - Adhesive Pearls

I really love how this no-stamping card turned out. Graphic 45 papers have such rich images and colors that I never miss the stamping, esp if I use one of their cut-aparts for the sentiment.

Thank you for your visit and your lovely comments. They make my day!!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter Color Combo Challenge for July
2. CARDZ-TV Mailbox Smiles Anything Goes Challenge #6
3. Crafty Hazelnut's July Patterned Paper Challenge
4. Word Art Wednesday Weeks 292-293 - AG Family Friendly
5. DL.Art July Linky Party
6. Unstampabelles Challenge #70 - Every Day is Special w/ Twist of Lots of Color

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Sending You Love - Winnie & Walter







Hi, Friends.....

Things have been crazy around here, so the few cards I have managed to make still haven't been blogged yet.  Eek!!  I got super-inspired by the Winnie & Walter Color Combo Challenge for July. You might already know that color challenges are my favorite kind of challenge and W&W has one each month. Yay!! So much fun.

Take a look at the fabulous inspiration photo and color palette that
Heather H. chose for this month....YUM!!!: 



My Dad's 94th birthday was last week so I used these colors for his card that I sent him along with some home-baked cookies.....which he loved. (He didn't mention the card....lol....)

I do lots of layering of backgrounds on my cards and find that the "middles" of the panels are often covered up and "wasted".  The tag on this card is cut from one of these hidden lower layers.

Aren't the little birdies in the W&W So Tweet set the most adorable things? I couldn't resist placing a sweet envelope in this one's beak. Now the little guy is ready to wing his way over to my Dad with my love.

Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs stamp set
Winnie & Walter - LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs die set
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
DCWV burlap, cardstock, and scraps
Distress Inks for coloring
Baker's Twine from a recent W&W package <3

Thank you for stopping by today. I know I am rather hit and miss on my blog posting in the last couple months. I am so glad for the W&W challenges that give me a great excuse to play in my craft room even when so many other crazy things are happening in my life!! I hope you will join in the fun and play along, too!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter Color Combo Challenge for July

2. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Use Plaid 
3. Crafty Hazelnut's July Patterned Paper Challenge
4. Word Art Wednesday Weeks 290-291 - AG Family Friendly 
5. DL.Art July Linky Party
6. Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 289-290

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Celebrate Your Day - W&W Color Combo Challenge



Hi, Friends......
I am here with a sweet and whimsical card I made for the Winnie

W&W Color Combo Inspiration
&Walter June Color Combo Challenge.You can see the bright and happy inspiration colors in this photo. >>>>>>

W&W is one of my favorite stamp companies, so I'm very happy to see lots of entries this month. There are still 2 or 3 days left, so join in if you haven't yet!!

I always enjoy seeing what I can find in my UFO (unfinished objects) and scrap stash that will fit with color challenges, so that is exactly what I did for this series of cards. I have a ton (prob literally!!!) of patterned paper and lots of scraps.....an unending supply in every imaginable color combo. The real challenge is deciding which scraps to use!! :)


For this card, I had a scrap of the same MAMBI collection as my last card. I cut it into two sections and added a sentiment banner.


Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Wink of Stella - Clear pen
Winnie & Walter - Sketchy Thoughts stamp set
Versamark Ink
WOW! Embossing Powder - Opaque Bright White Regular
Darice - Honeycomb embossing folder
Sequins included as a bonus surprise in a W&W order <3

Hope you enjoyed my set of cards for the Winnie &Walter June Color Combo Challenge. They were so much fun to make!! Thank you for your visits and comments.

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter June Color Combo with Heather H
2. Word Art Wednesday Weeks 290-291 - AG Family Friendly
3. Crafty Hazelnut's July Patterned Paper Challenge
4. DL.Art Thankful Thursday #207 - Summer Fun or TY
5. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Summer Sunshine
6. Card Mania Challenge #94 - Summer Fun

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Happy Little Princess - W&W Color Combo Challenge







Hi, Friends......

I am here with a sweet and whimsical card I made for the Winnie

W&W Color Combo Inspiration
&Walter June Color Combo Challenge.You can see the bright and happy inspiration colors in this photo. >>>>>>

W&W is one of my favorite stamp companies, so I'm very happy to see lots of entries this month. There are still 2 or 3 days left, so join in if you haven't yet!!

I always enjoy seeing what I can find in my UFO (unfinished objects) and scrap stash that will fit with color challenges, so that is exactly what I did for this series of cards. I have a ton (prob literally!!!) of patterned paper and lots of scraps.....an unending supply in every imaginable color combo. The real challenge is deciding which scraps to use!! :)

For this card, I pulled out an ancient piece of MAMBI patterned paper with this adorable little girl dancing around on it. I think the W&W Happy die cut is absolutely perfect for this sweet scene. It's hard to detect in the photo, but I added sparkle to the dress, flowers, and clouds with my Wink of Stella pen.





Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Happy Cutaway die
Pretty Pink Posh - Sparkling Clear Mix sequins
Wink of Stella - Clear pen


Do you think my little 6 yr-old granddaughter will like this card? I do. <3 <3 <3 I don't think I can wait for her September birthday, I might have to give this one to her right away....just because. :)

Thanks for stopping by on your path through blogland. Your visits and comments bring a smile to my face!! I have one more little girl card to share, so I'll see you soon!!!

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter June Color Combo with Heather H
2. Word Art Wednesday Weeks 290-291 - AG Family Friendly
3. Crafty Hazelnut's July Patterned Paper Challenge
4. DL.Art Thankful Thursday #207 - Summer Fun or TY
5. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Summer Sunshine
6. Unstampabelles Challenge #70 - Every Day is Special w/ Twist of Lots of Color
7. Card Mania Challenge #94 - Summer Fun

Geometric Happy BD - W&W Color Combo Challenge

"...to rule them all" is RIGHT!  Mine sure do.  :)
Hi, Friends......

I am here with another of the cards I made for the Winnie
W&W Color Combo Inspiration
&Walter June Color Combo Challenge.You can see the bright and happy inspiration colors in this photo. >>>>>>

W&W is one of my favorite stamp companies, so I'm very happy to see lots of entries this month. There are still a couple of days left, so join in if you haven't yet!!

I always enjoy seeing what I can find in my UFO (unfinished objects) and scrap stash that will fit with color challenges, so that is exactly what I did for this series of cards. I have a ton (prob literally!!!) of patterned paper and lots of scraps.....an unending supply in every imaginable color combo. The real challenge is deciding which scraps to use!! :)

For this card I used one of the fabulous digital freebies on the W&W blog for that amazing geometric background. I printed this out a long time ago and am thrilled to use it finally. (Don't neglect looking at what they have in their W&W Freebies section. There are some really fun ones!!) I colored this one with my Spectrum Noir markers in the bright colors of the inspiration piece. I layered my new scripty birthday die cut (2 layers of white with 1 layer of black slightly off-set) over the background. This is kind of trippy for the eyeballs, but I think it makes a fun card.



Supplies Used Include:
The Gossip Column: Geometric Generation Digital Elements
Spectrum Noir markers
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - The Big, the Bold and Party Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - Scenery: Bigger Bang Confetti stamp set (limited edition, no longer available)

Versamark Ink
WOW! Embossing Powder - Opaque Bright White Regular
Pretty Pink Posh - Sparkling Clear Mix sequins

Hope you liked this vividly bright card!! I have a couple more cards to share today, so stay tuned. Thank you so much for stopping by. I'll see you soon. :)

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter June Color Combo with Heather H
2. Word Art Wednesday Weeks 290-291 - AG Family Friendly
3. DL.Art July Linky Party
4. Dare2BArtzy July Challenge - Bright Colors
5. CardzTV Mailbox Smiles #5 - AG

Faith Scripture with a Little Bird - W&W Color Combo Challenge




Hi, Friends......

I am here with the first of several cards I made for the Winnie
W&W Color Combo Inspiration
&Walter June Color Combo Challenge.You can see the bright and happy inspiration colors in this photo. >>>>>>
 

W&W is one of my favorite stamp companies, so I'm very happy to see lots of entries this month. There are still 2 or 3 days left, so join in if you haven't yet!!

I always enjoy seeing what I can find in my UFO (unfinished objects) and scrap stash that will fit with color challenges, so that is exactly what I did for this series of cards. I have a ton (prob literally!!!) of patterned paper and lots of scraps.....an unending supply in every imaginable color combo. The real challenge is deciding which scraps to use!! :)

For this card, I used a background I had made ages ago by inking and misting an embossing folder and then closing it snugly over a piece of white cardstock. It acts as a stamp that way, leaving the surface smooth instead of embossed. I also went a little crazy with Nuvo drops. (I guess I don't know when to stop! lol... At least these came out in rounds, instead of like yellow chocolate chips! :)  )


Supplies used include:
Verve - Scripture Medley 2 stamp set
Versafine Ink - Deep Lagoon, Smokey Gray
Winnie & Walter - LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs die set
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs stamp set
Darice - Flowers and Vines Pattern embossing folder
My Favorite Things Die-namics - Stitched Square STAX die set
Tonic Studios - Nuvo Drops
Distress Inks
DCWV scraps
Ribbon from stash
Thank you so much for stopping by! I will be posting a few more cards tomorrow.

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter June Color Combo with Heather H
2. Crafty Hazelnut's July Patterned Paper Challenge
3. The Ribbon Girl July Challenge - Card plus Ribbon
4. Dare2BArtzy July Challenge - Bright Colors
5. Southern Girls Challenge #163 - Ribbon or Twine
6. CardzTV Mailbox Smiles #5 - AG