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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Sunsational Stamps February Stamp Release Blog Hop

   Welcome to Sunsational Stamps February Stamp Release Blog Hop  Thank you for joining us today,  We are excited to present the new Critter Stamp Sets.   We are also excited about our newest Design Team Members. You are in for an amazing show of creativity and talent!!  So grab a cup of your favorite beverage, sit back and enjoy the show.

    We do have a few rules for this hop, to support each crafter and the time they have put into their work.  In order to be eligible to win the Critter Stamp Set,  you MUST visit each blog and leave a comment.  You must become a follower of each of the blogs.  In addition to this, everyone who participates will receive an adorable cut file as a free gift from our sister site, Scrapping With Lisa Designs.

   We are offering a special for this release:
   If you purchase 3 - 4x6 stamp sets you will get 1  4x6 set of your choice free.
   If you purchase 3 - 3x4 stamp sets you will get 1  3x4 set of your choice free.
   This special offer is good until Sunday, Mar 1st at Midnight, EST.

   Here is the stamp set that you could win for your participation:

   Here is the free cut file that you will receive for completing the hop.  It will be found on one of the Blogs during this hop.

   This hop runs all weekend,  you will have plenty of time to make it all the way through the hop.  So let the party begin !
    Here is my Project for the hop I was given the
ZOO CRITTERS stamp set which can be found in the Sunsational Stamp Store  here

I created a 4x4 mini album with my set

To create this album I used the directions from Schell's Craft Corner and her Two part you tube video
I first colored my images with Bic Mark-It markers then fussy cut each image out. I used Kraft card stock for the cover and a royal blue Recollections card stock for the pages.  to keep it closed I added a piece of red striped ribbon from my stash. I used 2 sheets of a circus themed paper by IMAGINISCE  that I got from Tuesday Morning
Here is the first pages of the album:

the star paper i printed from a Digital paper file I got from My Graphico. I left the feet of the monkey and the head of the elephant unstuck so a picture or a tag could be tucked under them.
 The next page:

Here is the next page:

Open again to next page:

The two side panels open to reveal more space for pictures and journaling:

I created the embellishments using my cricut explore and lots of scrap card stock.
This was a fun project and I have some cute pictures of my grand kids to put into it. the only thing I would do differently next time is to make the spine on each side a litter larger to accommodate all the added embellishments  and pictures so it would not appear to bulge in the center
 Hope you enjoyed my Mini Now head on over to the Jennifer's Blog to see what the next critter set is!!

   Here is the line up for today’s Hop :

            Janet - http://www.ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
            Jennifer - http://jenskoalatcrafts.blogspot.com/
            Carla - http://www.racincrafts.blogspot.com/
            Kimberly - http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com/
            Sher - http://www.sherscards.blogspot.com/
            Marji - http://www.fstampaholic.blogspot.com/
            Rhonda - http://craftingwithblue.blogspot.com/
            Tammy - http://tampatha.wordpress.com/
            Carolyn - http://www.grandmacarol46580.blogspot.com/
            Lisa - http://sunsationalstamps.blogspot.com/

   Thank you for joining us and we hope we were able to inspire you just a bit!!  Check back often to see more inspirational projects that the DT will create.

Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Friday, February 20, 2015

Welcome Little Man

I just finished this cute card for a friend who's new little man is due very soon! I will be making a diaper cake to go along with it.
The image is from Sunsational Stamps It is an older digital version! I think he is so adorable'

I colored him with crayola coloring pencils and used mineral spirits to blend and added the lines to his shirt with a blue sharpie then fussy cut the image before adding to the card.. I am truly excited about the oval mats which were created in Cricut Design Space on my IPad and cut with the new Cricut Explore Machine. I printed the sentiment along with the image on white card stock with my printer. All the card stock was scraps from my enormous scrap pile. I also used an EK Success border punch for the sentiment base layer. Added 3 little buttons tied with twine .

Thanks for stopping by hope you enjoyed my little card.

Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Valentines Day Is Just Around The Corner

Hello everyone!! Valentines day is only a few days away and I am totally not ready (as always) LOL!
This morning I decided I had better get a move on and I made a very quick card using the stamp "Some Bunny Loves You" stamp from Sunsational Stamps  and can be found in the store here  http://www.sunsationalstamps.com/item_109/Some-Bunny-Loves-You.htm
I used my Promarkers to color this image and I must confess it has been a while since I used them so I am a bit rusty but I think he came out kind of cute. The paper and ribbon are all from my scrap bin I have tons of that!! I fussy cut him out and used pop dots the make him stand out! So without further ado here is my little Valentine!

I just love this little guy and he is very easy to work with!!

Thanks for stopping by  
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Friday, November 21, 2014

Pinterest Inspired Christmas Card

My card for today was inspired from a card found on Pinterest created by stamping up north by Laurie.
The original appeared to have been cut using dies and the sentiment I believe was a stamp.
Here is a Photo of the original card,

Using My cricut Exp;ore I tried to recreate it and here is my version.

To create the sentiment I used the writing feature on the Explore and added a swirl to the begining and end of the word Christmas I also wanted the three trees to stand out a bit more  so I embossed them . There is very little waste with this card . and I can get 4 cards from one 8.5 x 11 piece of card stock. Love that idea.

Thanks for stopping by would love get your thoughts on my recreation.
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Happy Veteran's Day!!

Today is Veterans Day and I am going to share a Layout I created using My Memories Suite software. I actually started this in Creative memories Storybook creator but lost access to it when my computer crashed earlier this year, so i attempted to recreate it.

It covers 3 generations of Service WWI , WWII and The Vietnam Era.

The background paper is from "Create With TLC" and the embellishments are from a digital scrapbook file "Proud To Be An American"

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day and celebrate those who have served our country in both times of war and peace!!
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Countdown Has Begun

It's time to start planning my Christmas cards, I don't want to find myself running around at the Eleventh hour wishing I had started earlier. I Luv, Luv, Luv the CTMH cricut cartridges and this years is a great one. It's called "Artfully Sent" and I got it from Melanie Brown . The sentiment is also from CTMH and is called "Frosted". This card is so simple to make it is scary, just 2 cuts and you have it! Can't get much simpler than that. I chose to use a pastel green glitter paper to back up the card front. and just to be safe, since glitter doesn't always stick well I cut a second piece of white card stock slightly larger than the glitter piece and sandwiched the glitter paper between the card front and this piece. I really love how this turned out.

Hope you enjoy my first Christmas card for 2014, I have more in the works!!
Thanks for stopping by and would love to hear what you think!!

Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!!!

October 31st has arrived and the ghosts and goblins will be out tonight! Happy Haunting everyone.
In keeping with the Halloween festivities I am here to share a few projects I put together this past week.
First up is pop up card I designed using cricut design space, my inspiration was the pop ups I created in my last post.
This is the front of the card

 and this is the inside.

I used Cricut Design Space to create this card and the images are from "Charmed" "A Frightful Affair" and "Paper Trimmings".
My second project i created for my grandchildren Instead of candy I am giving them each a gift card to McDonald's I Know they will like that.

It is a design created by Debbie O'Neal

My final creation is a card I used a digital image which  from Lisa Peters. 
I colored it with crayola colored pencils put some glossy accents on the brown areas, The sentiment is from CTMH stamp set , and used a candy corn embossing folder for the orange mat1

That's it for now. Have a great day!
\Big Blog Hugs, Janet