Monday, February 19, 2018

Week 3 - ATC Birthday Party: "ADORABLE TEAPOT COLLECTION"

 
TOO LATE!!  ;)


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Don't forget about my ATC Birthday Party 
with weekly ATC challenges!

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WEEK 1 Theme - "All Those Cats!!"  You can still enter HERE
WEEK 2 Theme - "And The Chickens." You can still enter HERE
You are here --->   WEEK 3 Theme - "Adorable Teapot Collection"
The giveaways and challenges end March 3, 2018
so you still have lots of time!!
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Hi, Friends.......

Welcome to Week 3 of my ATC Birthday Party!!! Thank you so much to all of you who have entered Artist Trading Cards in the first two weekly challenges! I have loved your kitties and chickens. Everyone's entries have just been fabulous!!! Remember that each Monday in February I'll be announcing a new theme that pertains to me or something I love, but you can still play in the previous challenges, too!! All the challenges and giveaways close on Mar. 3, 2018.

The ATC challenge theme for week 3 is:


"Adorable Teapot Collection"

I have loved tea for a long time........even before I loved coffee! Hubby and I enjoyed herbal teas (tisanes), in particular, long before they were popular. Back in those days (late 1970s - early 1980s....remember I am turning 60, so I AM that old!!!), even before we were married, we were scouring the health food sections of stores to find any herbal teas at all. Some of our favorites were among the early flavors of Celestial Seasonings: Mo's 24 and Pelican Punch. Tell me if you have ever even heard of those!!! :)

Soon, friends and family were giving me teapots.....and a small teapot collection began brewing. I have more that are not in the photos below, but these are some of my favorites.

This was originally a bookshelf and is way too tall for my teapots, but hubby wanted them to be on display for me.  <3
 

I also have this little display case with a few of my kitty mugs and some of the other kitty things I have collected along the way. There's even a kitty wood-mount rubber stamp. I have a duplicate in my craft stash.


I apologize for only having one teapot ATC made to share with you. I wanted to do white embossing on one of my marker refill water backgrounds for a soft look. I used a cute and very old teapot stamp from my stash....one of the first rubber stamps my dear MIL ever gave me! 

I added the sentiment and little heart from Elizabeth Craft Designs - Coffee & Tea stamp set (sadly discontinued) and the little pair of tea cups from Stamplorations - Eat, Drink, Be Merry stamp set (retiring, only a few left). I sponged Distress Ink in Wilted Violet around the edges and splattered with some water.


Arrrrghhh.....this looks like a giant teapot-shaped spaceship!!  (sigh) Kind of like Elon Musk's Tesla roadster-turned-spaceship that is in space right now with its mannequin driver.  (LINK)  Some people have toooooooo much money!!  lol...

So............now it is your turn to make a teapot/tea themed ATC. I would love to see a teapot image on your ATC, but a tea cup or tea bag/tag will be acceptable. Please, no coffee themes for this challenge. I love coffee, but this is TEA ONLY. :)

Not sure what an ATC is???? Have questions about the Rules and Guidelines for my ATC Challenges? The answers to all those questions may be found on THIS POST.

Thank you so much for your participation and all the super ATCs you have made so far. Remember that there will be a prize randomly awarded to one participant in each of the four weekly challenges plus one for the blog badge giveaway....5 prizes total. So be sure to post my ATC BD blog badge in your sidebar and participate in each of the weekly ATC theme challenges for the best chance of being drawn. You can enter any of the weekly challenges until March 3, 2018.

Thank you also for your sweet comments on my ATCs. I know mine are pretty basic compared to many of yours.....but I am having a lot of fun making my few to share with you. I can't wait to see your tea(pot)-themed ATCs!!!

<3
Janis





Thursday, February 15, 2018

Season's Greetings Tag





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Don't forget about my ATC Birthday Party 
with weekly ATC challenges!

Be sure to enter my Blog Badge giveaway HERE!!!
WEEK 1 Theme - "All Those Cats!!"  You can STILL enter HERE
WEEK 2 Theme - "And The Chickens." Enter HERE
The giveaways and challenges end March 3, 2018
so you still have lots of time!!
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Hi, Friends.....

I'm not a big tag maker.....(understatement of the year, there!)....but in my efforts to use scraps, I realized some tags were in my future. 


Layered cards are my typical style, but I hate to "waste" all those lovely middle parts of the decorative mats that have panels above them. So I frequently die cut a shape from the hidden underneath layers for future use.....and quite often that is a tag. But then I don't use them!! Eeek!!! So I grabbed a couple of them to attempt a simple layered tag.

It's hard to tell in this photo, but the white piece is dry embossed with snowflakes. I took a glitter gel pen and colored in a few of the centers and stamped a simple sentiment. I wasn't sure how that would turn out (stamping over the embossed texture), but it worked perfectly. I added a stray snowflake button and a loose gold emBELLishment someone had sent me in a little fun Christmas grab bag. Even the ribbon is from my stray ribbon container....a trimmed leftover from making a bow in the past!



Products used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set (tags)
Winnie & Walter - Comfort + Joy stamp set
Versafine ink in Onyx Black
Darice - Snowflakes embossing folder
Simple embellishments and bit of scrap ribbon from my stash

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my tag! Who knows...you might see another one of these showing up later this month. :)

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.Winnie & Walter 4th BD Bash - Die Challenge with Lydia
2. Winnie & Walter 4th BD Bash - Use Your Scraps Challenge with Kelly
3. Winnie & Walter 4th BD Bash - Anything But a Card Challenge with Kate
4. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper February Challenge
5. Pile it On Challenge #139 - 3D Embellishments
6. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #322-#323 - Anything Goes
7. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #372 - AG Christmas w/ opt Cute
8. Mod Squad Challenge - Winter
9. Christmas Cards All Year Round February Challenge - Use Red
10. DL.ART February Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
11. The Artistic Stamper February Challenge - Use Red
12. ABC Christmas Challenge - C is for Clean and D is for Distress (I made a Clean and uncluttered tag.)
13. DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #222 - Use Pink or Red
14. Get Creative Challenge #66 - Use Ribbon or Washi
15. Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge #319 - Use Snippets
16. Crimbo Crackers Challenge #152 - AG Christmas
17. The House that Stamps Built - Tic Tac Toe F1418 (I went down the left hand column: Ribbon, Bright Colors, and Die Cut.)


 




  
 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

I Love You.... Everyday



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Don't forget about my ATC Birthday Party 
with weekly ATC challenges!

Be sure to enter my Blog Badge giveaway HERE!!!
WEEK 1 Theme - "All Those Cats!!"  You can STILL enter HERE
WEEK 2 Theme - "And The Chickens." Enter HERE
The giveaways and challenges end March 3, 2018
so you still have lots of time!!
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Hi, Friends.....

I couldn't let Valentine's Day go by without posting this sweet owl card. I already have a card for my hubby, but I might give him this one, too! Whooo-hooo! It might be too cutesy for him, though. Still deciding. He doesn't get home until the wee hours tonight or tomorrow so I still have time to decide.

This is another "completely out of scraps and strays" card. I had this partial package of 3-D owl stickers and the sentiment strip cut off of a 12x12 paper. I teamed them up with a stray woodgrain background piece, some squares and loose leaf die-cuts, and a burlap banner cut ages ago. I also found some extra brown hearts I had cut several weeks ago. Yay!! LOVE this cute critter card! Awwwwww.....


Products used...ALL SCRAPS AND STRAYS!! Yay!!!
Winnie & Walter - In Bloom: Maggie's Roses Cutaways die set (for leaves)
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set (for hearts)
My Favorite Things Die-namics - Stitched Square STAX die set
Inspired by Stamping - Fancy Labels 3 Dies
DCWV scraps
Distress Ink in Walnut Stain
Ranger - Glossy Accents (for coating over the hearts)
Core'dinations Kraft Cardstock
Owls from stash
Hope you enjoyed this sweet critter card! Thank you for stopping by.

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.Winnie & Walter 4th Birthday Bash - Die Challenge with Lydia
2. Winnie & Walter 4th BD Bash - Use Your Scraps Challenge with Kelly
3. Winnie & Walter 4th Birthday Bash - Four Challenge with Shay (I used 4 different die sets.)
4. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Add a Die Cut
5. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper February Challenge
6. Pile it On Challenge #139 - 3D Embellishments
7. Allsorts Week 454 - Love is in the Air
8. Crop Stop Linky Party #37 - AG using product from company CS sells (I used Coredinations cardstock, MFT die, Ranger Glossy Accents, Distress Ink)
9. Power Poppy February Challenge - Love to Sparkle
10. The Cat's Pajamas TCP Tuesday Challenge #343 - Include Animal(s)
11. Joy Clair - Month of Love














12. The House that Stamps Built - Tic Tac Toe F1418 (I went across on the middle row: Bright Colors, Patterned Paper, and Stitching.)

 





We Are Here For You





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http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/


Don't forget about my ATC Birthday Party 
with weekly ATC challenges!

Be sure to enter my Blog Badge giveaway HERE!!!
WEEK 1 Theme - "All Those Cats!!"  You can STILL enter HERE
WEEK 2 Theme - "And The Chickens." Enter HERE
The giveaways and challenges end March 3, 2018
so you still have lots of time!!
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Hi, Friends......

Here's another card in my flurry today!

Quite some time ago, I made a different card using this same turquoise and green negative die-cut strip. I had this little scrap of it left which I teamed up with some burlap and some additional stray leaf diecuts. I also had this leftover sentiment, too. Yay! Another scrap card!!! This one can be used as a sympathy card or a thinking of you card.



Products used include:
Winnie & Walter - In Bloom: Maggie's Roses Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - Big Hugs with Evelin T Designs stamp set
Versafine ink in Olympia Green
DCWV Burlap
DCWV scrap cardstock in shimmery green - for leaves
Core'dinations pale green cardstock - for sentiment panel and card base

Thank you for wading through this flurry of cards!!!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.Winnie & Walter 4th Birthday Bash - Die Challenge with Lydia
2. Winnie & Walter 4th BD Bash - Use Your Scraps Challenge with Kelly
3. Winnie & Walter 4th Birthday Bash - Four Challenge with Shay (I used 4 different colors: pale green, leaf green, aqua, turquoise.)
4. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Add a Die Cut
5. House That Stamps Built DCC27 - A Way With Words (focal must be sentiment)
6. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #322-#323 - Anything Goes

Silver Embossed Wedding Card



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http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/


Don't forget about my ATC Birthday Party 
with weekly ATC challenges!

Be sure to enter my Blog Badge giveaway HERE!!!
WEEK 1 Theme - "All Those Cats!!"  You can STILL enter HERE
WEEK 2 Theme - "And The Chickens." Enter HERE
The giveaways and challenges end March 3, 2018
so you still have lots of time!!
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Hi, Friends......

I TOLD you I had a flurry of cards to post! :)

You might recall that I recently began making cards and selling them at church on a donation basis for the family help center where I volunteer. It is a Christian ministry my church supports. I figured this was a way that I could do my part in raising money for the center. 


Someone at church asked me to make a wedding card....which I did (actually two) and they both sold the week the lady was gone. So I made another one and it sold, too!....before the lady arrived at church that day! But it was okay because I had actually made a batch of similar ones....so now I have 5 more to take. This is one of them. :) Hopefully, the lady will manage to get one of these!!!

I am delighted to find a way to use the journaling cut-apart cards in the DCWV stacks. I strategically angled them around on one of the 12x12 sheets in the stack so the words would show and glued them down. Then I cut the piece to size for backgrounds. This lovely bride and groom stamp is one that Heather Hoffman recently sent me in a de-stashing prize. (THANKS, Heather!!!)



Products used include:
Inkadinkadoo - Kissing Bride and Groom stamp #94965 (discontinued)
Versamark Ink
Ranger - Embossing Powder (silver regular)
Lawn Fawn - Small Stitched Rectangles die set
DCWV Everlasting Love stack
Distress Ink in Black Soot
Sizzix - Branch with Leaves die
Core'dinations silver cardstock
Prima flowers
Rhinestones from my stash
Silver ribbon rose from thrift store

Thank you for looking at my card! I appreciate you stopping by.

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.Word Art Wednesday Weeks #322-#323 - Anything Goes
2. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper February Challenge
3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Add a Die Cut
4. Pile it On Challenge #139 - 3D Embellishments
5. Allsorts Week 454 - Love is in the Air
6. Love to Scrap Challenge #106 - I Love You
7. Power Poppy February Challenge - Love to Sparkle
8. Joy Clair - Month of Love


 


The Lord Will Give Strength....



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http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/


Don't forget about my ATC Birthday Party 
with weekly ATC challenges!

Be sure to enter my Blog Badge giveaway HERE!!!
WEEK 1 Theme - "All Those Cats!!"  You can STILL enter HERE
WEEK 2 Theme - "And The Chickens." Enter HERE
The giveaways and challenges end March 3, 2018
so you still have lots of time!!
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Hi, Friends......

Here's the next one up in my cards waiting to be blogged. I have been making a flurry of cards in the last few days and am tryyyyyying to get caught up with blogging them. This one is a Thinking of You card for an elderly gentleman who has been attending our church. He's had some recent health issues keeping him at home.

I love that a bold piece of fabulous patterned paper paired up with a sentiment panel can make a nice masculine card.  No frills...just the way most of them like it. I was able to use a scrap of DCWV cardstock and a sentiment panel that had been in my stash for ages. Yay!



Products used include: SCRAPS....I used up a few more scraps! :)
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set (for pierced rectangle background piece)
DCWV patterned cardstock scrap
Clear Dollar Stamps - Scriptures of Peace (discontinued) (for sentiment)
Distress Ink in Walnut Stain
Clear embossing powder
Core'dinations Kraft Cardstock

Thank you for stopping by! I still have more of my flurry of cards to post...so I will see you soon!!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter 4th Birthday Bash - Die Challenge with Lydia
2. Winnie & Walter 4th BD Bash - Use Your Scraps Challenge with Kelly
3. Winnie & Walter 4th Birthday Bash - Four Challenge with Shay (I used 4 simple layers, including the card base.)
4.Word Art Wednesday Weeks #322-#323 - Anything Goes
5. House That Stamps Built DCC27 - A Way With Words (focal must be sentiment)
6. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper February Challenge
7. HeARTful Stamping Challenge Feb. 11-18 - Anything Goes + a Stamp
8. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Add a Die Cut
9. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #34

10. Simon Says Stamp - Send a Card to a Friend Day

A 25th Wedding Anniversary Card



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http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/


Don't forget about my ATC Birthday Party 
with weekly ATC challenges!

Be sure to enter my Blog Badge giveaway HERE!!!
WEEK 1 Theme - "All Those Cats!!"  You can STILL enter HERE
WEEK 2 Theme - "And The Chickens." Enter HERE
The giveaways and challenges end March 3, 2018
so you still have lots of time!!
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Hi, Friends.....

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!! After enjoying some warmer weather and then clear and cold, we are back to snow as usual here in Idaho.....and currently in the middle of a winter storm. I put a fresh suet feeder out for the birds in front of my craft room window. It's fun to see the chickadees and juncos enjoying it. 
(Skippyjon can't figure out why they won't visit the feeder when he is poised to make a flying leap from the porch rail beneath it! lol..   "Here birdy, birdy, birdy....")

So...with the flurries of snow, are you ready for a flurry of cards?????

I have been making a bunch of cards and haven't had a chance to blog them!!! So I will be posting a bunch of different cards with limited descriptions beyond their product lists. Here is my latest.......a 25th Wedding Anniversary card for a couple in our church. They are celebrating it this week. Last Sunday they brought a sheet cake to share with us. Yum! It was decorated with a "ball and chain" in icing!! Hahahaha.




Products used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set (has scallops)
DCWV Formal Affair collection cardstock
DCWV Glitter Cardstock
Verve Stamps - Geared Up stamp set (numbers)
Versamark ink
Ranger - Embossing Powder in silver regular
Sizzix - Circles, Scallop die set
M&C Boutique - Large Circle Frame die set
Distress Ink - Hickory Smoke
Sizzix - Branch with Leaves die
Prima flowers
Rhinestones from my stash
Silver ribbon from my stash
Coredinations Cardstock

Hope you liked my shiny sparkly card. It was fun to make it all silvery for this special anniversary!! Thank you so much for stopping by!!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter 4th Birthday Bash - Die Challenge with Lydia
2. Winnie & Walter 4th Birthday Bash - Four Challenge with Shay (I used 4 different die sets.)
3. Crop Stop Linky Party #37 - AG using product from company CS sells (I used Coredinations cardstock, Sizzix die, Tsukineko Versamark Ink, Ranger Embossing Powder, Distress Ink, Prima flowers)
4. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #322-#323 - Anything Goes
5. Penny Black February Challenge - Love, Hearts, Flowers
6. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper February Challenge
7. HeARTful Stamping Challenge Feb. 11-18 - Anything Goes + a Stamp
8. DL.ART February Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
9. Get Creative Challenge #66 - Use Ribbon or Washi
10. Power Poppy February Challenge - Love to Sparkle
11. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Add a Die Cut
12. Die-Cut Divas - Love is in the Air
13. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #34
14. Pile it On Challenge #139 - 3D Embellishments
15. Allsorts Week 454 - Love is in the Air

16. Love to Scrap Challenge #106 - I Love You 
17. Simon Says Stamp - Send a Card to a Friend Day 
18. The House that Stamps Built - Tic Tac Toe F1418 (I went diagonally down from top left:  Ribbon, Patterned Paper, and Flowers.)

 











19. Viva la Verve Sketch Challenge - February Sketch













20. Joy Clair - Month of Love