Monday, November 26, 2012

Blog Candy

Louise has some great candy...go and check it out.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Stitched Hearts

I've been thinking about this for ages, and finally dug out my sewing machine. I'm working on a quilt mainly.  But.....I've also been itching to try to stitch on a card.

I cut out three different colors of cardstock, and am trying to match the colors for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge. I used my spellbinders set of small hearts and used the two smallest ones. I randomly set the hearts on the card and then stitched through the centre of the patch of hearts.

I don't usually put sentiments on my cards as I like to be able to use them for whatever occasion arises.  I definitely will be using my sewing machine more on my cards.  I think that sewing on cards has just become my favorite technique!

Thanks for looking!


Challenges for this card:

CAS-ual Fridays CFC74 (hearts)
Simon Says Stamp and Show
Play Date Cafe

A Little Sparkle is a Good Thing

I've chosen to try out the challenge at CAS-ual Fridays.  This week it's hearts.   Here is one of my entries:

I was inspired by a card posted on The Classroom and decided to try out that idea myself.  I cut three hearts out of sparkly paper (you can never have enough of that stuff!) .  The I cut out and embossed the same hearts on the white background paper.  I added some purple as an accent color and pop dotted the pink sparkly hearts on the card front.

It's definitely a simple card, but I like it's elements.  If you haven't checked out the card I cased, please do so.  Cristina has done an amazing job on hers.

Challenges for this card:

CAS-ual Fridays CFC74 --hearts
Cute Card Thursday--glitter
Simon Says Stamp and Show--favorite--a CAS card
Creative Inspirations

Sunday, October 7, 2012


Want to win over $200 in products from My Favorite Things?  Isn't that amazing?  

It's time for the Guest Designer challenge at My Favorite Things.  It's a sketch challenge this month.  If you've never checked out this challenge before, click here to check it out.   The competition is stiff, as usual.  The contest is a great way to gain inspiration and to learn something new.

MFT stamps and products are one of my favorites, and definitely 'go-to' items. The quality of their stamps is amazing and their dies? die for!

Today I've chosen to use one of the Pure Innocence stamp called Violin Girl. Isn't she a darling?  Pure Innocence is definitely a great line of stamps, and there is usually a stamp for every occasion.  I definitely recommend a good browse through those stamps.

I paper pieced her dress too!  I totally love how paper piecing just jazzes it all up, don't you?  She's colored with copics.   I've also used a die from MFT as well.  Actually, I've used more than one.  I've used the solid bracket border die for that cute little shaped piece near the bottom of the card.  I've also used the botanical beauty dies for those gorgeous flowers!  I just love how the flowers fit so nicely together.

I must say, though, that the dies are excellent. They always produce a really sharp line and are so handy to pull out to add a finishing touch to a card or whatever project you are working on.  If you haven't done so already, I highly recommend checking them out.  My Favorite Things has over 80 dies! Isn't that awesome?  I think so.

One other thing that I really like about MFT's acrylic stamps is that you can cut them apart to stamp the words in whatever way you like,  I did this on my card.  Originally the words were in two lines, and I knew that wouldn't work for my card.  I did love the sentiment, so I cut it apart, placed it on my block, and stamped!  Voila!  A perfectly fitting sentiment, just as I'd imagined it.  The pieces are easily put back on the acrylic folder that the stamp came in, so it's ready to use another time.

I hope you like my entry.  It's Thanksgiving here in Canada, so I'll wish each and every one of you a Happy Thanksgiving.  It's a great reminder for us to be grateful for all life has brought us, and to spend time with family.


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Please read this awesome post

over at Suzi Blu's blog.  Wow!  She's amazing.  I challenge you to volunteer and help out those in need, especially women.  Are you with me?

Hopeful....Inspired......and Thinking about what I can do......Janet

Sunday, September 23, 2012

A Soft Heart

I'm taking Christy Tomlinson's Pumpkins and Cider workshop.  So far it's been full of a ton of cool techniques and information. I'm really loving it.  Halloween is not a terribly big holiday for me, so I'm focusing on the techniques mostly, but I might make something for fall next week.  Hoot Hoot (hint hint)

I'm really looking forward to Christy's Winter Whimsy Workshop.  I'm itching to create some holiday artwork.

Thanks for stopping by.