Monday, April 23, 2018

Blog Hop Project & Giveaway!

Hello! I'm sharing with you my second project for the JessicaLynnOriginal Love Your Pets Blog hop. This card features the Pug puppy and sentiment that is part of the adorable Flynne's Puppies stamp set. Here is a photo of the entire stamp set. Too cute right?

WIN A STAMP SET OF YOUR OWN! All you need to do is go to my YouTube channel, watch the post that features the cute little Corgi dog, subscribe and comment! Everyone who does this will be entered in a random drawing to get a brand new stamp set from me. That link is HERE or you can click on the thumbnail below.

To construct this pug puppy card, I first created a white A2 sized card base. To create the background, I used several strips of dog and camera related rolls of washi tape. This was a fun and simple way to create a cool background.

The next step was to cut out an oval shape and stamp the pug on it with Momento ink. I colored him up using my Spectrum Noir markers. You can see that the stamp would be perfectly cute all by itself and wouldn't even need any coloring because it's so detailed and full of life.

I placed the stamped and colored pug on the front of the card. The last step was to cut a black sentiment flag, stamp and then heat emboss the included sentiment, "Yappy Birthday!" in white. It's kind of corny but I like the sentiment. Any dog lover will too!

Thanks for stopping by for a little inspiration. Be sure to visit JessicaLynnOriginal to see all their wonderful stamps including many AKC breed specific stamps. Visit their blog to see all the different cards made with Flynne's Puppies and Celine's Kittens HERE. While there, find out how you can be eligible to win their prizes for the hop. You'll also learn how you can help a local shelter take care of abandoned pets just by linking up a photo of your own card with a JessicaLynnOriginal pet stamp or with any pet stamp in your stash! It's a great cause and a nice way for the company to give back.

Take care everyone and enjoy your week!


Saturday, April 21, 2018

Love Your Pets Hop and Giveaway | JessicaLynnOriginal Stamps | Flynne's Puppies

Happy Saturday everyone! Hope you are having a great weekend so far.

Card Interior Sentiment (included in set)
Today I have a very special post announcing one of the coolest blog hops I've ever encountered. This hop features two pet stamp sets designed by JessicaLynnOriginal Stamps. I have the honor of participating and bringing you three posts this week beginning with the first which is a video tutorial of how I made this Corgi Thank You card.

In honor of participating for the very first time with Jessica Lynn Original, I'm GIVING AWAY a brand new Flynn's Puppies stamp set (the same set I use in the video) to one lucky YouTube subscriber who comments! Winner will be announced on April 30th. Drawing is open to International and US participants.Please go to my video by clicking on THIS LINK or by clicking on the video thumbnail below:

A special feature of this hop is that money is being raised for a shelter near Jessica Lynn in Wisconsin. We are going to be raising money for a pet rescue group called Lucky Mutts Rescue. (

For each card that is uploaded on the Jessica Lynn Original blog post linky featuring a JessicaLynnOriginal stamp, they will donate 50 cents. For each that features another company, but is a pet stamp will get 20 cents.

They will also have a donate link on their site so if people just want to donate to them. If we raise $50 or $5000 all of the money is going to a great location. This is our first year, so they are hoping that they can do this each year.. and add more and more people to the event!

 A big thank you to Jessica for giving me the honor to use one of her awesome stamps and participate in this hop.

Find the blog hop and the Jessica Lynn Original store by clicking on the links below:

Blog Hop Post:

JessicaLynnOriginal Store

I want to give some special love to the fellow YouTubers participating in this hop. Please check out their channels and support them by commenting and subbing if you like what you see! Tell them Janet sent you!

Hop Videos:

Jessica Lynn Original Channel

Karen Seifert

Maria Russell Designs

Thanks so much for joining me and be sure to stop by during the week to see the two additional cards I'll be posting.


Friday, April 20, 2018

10 Cards 1 Kit | Creative Escape Papercrafting | April Fully Loaded Kit | Part 1

Hi guys! Well, today I'm posting my very first Design Team video for Creative Escape Papercrafting! Every other month, I'll be featuring one of their fantastic Fully Loaded Kits. The cards I'm showing you in this post are from the April Fully Loaded Kit. I have five cards in this video and will do a follow-up video shortly with cards 6-10.

This kit is full of wonderful products that will get your creative juices flowing. The main features are 12 sheets of 6 x 8 specialty card stock from the Maggie Holmes Flourish Collection but also included are the Flourish Collection's 48 piece ephemera kit, a 12 x 12 cut apart sheet, a wood frame and several mini tassels. Also included are two wonderful stamp sets, a Lawn Fawn Spring Sprig die set, a bottle of Nuvo Crystal drops, 2 small wood frames, 5 small wood hearts, assorted printed tags, 7 8 1/2" x 11" card stock, 5 yards of ribbon and two white fancy tags. One of the best parts of this kit is a small baggie of Nuvo Rose Gold Gilding Flakes. I have had SO MUCH fun with these flakes and two of the cards in my video utilize them. To see a complete list of products in this fantastic kit, please visit their WEB SITE.

Here is the video for my first five cards. Click directly HERE or click on the YouTube thumbnail to launch the video.

Thanks so much for spending some time with me today. I hope you have had a great week and I'll see you again on Saturday.


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Unboxing | Creative Escape Paper Company | April 2018 Fully Loaded Kit

Hello! I have a great video for you today of the unboxing of the awesome April Fully Loaded Kit from Creative Escape Papercrafting. The kit is packed to the max with great brands that are popular right now. Please go to their site to order it. They also have lots of other products you can buy from Lawn Fawn, Avery Elle and other popular brands.

Here's just a sampling of the great products in this kit:
Vintage Artistry Stamp Set from 49 and Market
Only You stamp set from the Heidi Swap Magnolia Jane Collection
Lawn Fawn Spring Sprig die set
12 sheets of 6" x 8" paper from Maggie Holmes Flourish Collection
Maggie Holmes Flourish ephemera package
Maggie Holmes Flourish mini tassels (5 and colors will vary)
Maggie Holmes Flourish wood frame
Maggie Holmes Flourish 12 x 12 cut apart sheet
Rose Gold Nuvo Flakes (3" x 2" bag)
7 heavy duty 8.5 x 11 card stock sheets
5 yards of ribbon
.....and so much more!

Before I go, I wanted to also show you the fantastic Flourish paper collection included in this kit too. It is really beautiful!

Here's the unboxing video. You can click on THE LINK or on the YouTube thumbnail below.

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you'll go check out this kit. I'll be back soon with a 10 Cards 1 Kit video so you can get some ideas on how to use this spectacular kit.


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Happy Llama Trails To You!

Good morning! I hope the week has been treating you well so far. Today I'm sharing a couple projects  made with three dies from the new Llamas and Botanicals collection from CottageCutz. This release contains thirteen new dies full of llamas, cacti and beautiful traditional birds and fauna. If you haven't noticed, Llamas, cacti and desert images are very popular right now and of course The Scrapping Cottage has lived up to the challenge with some adorable images in that theme in this release. Please check all the new dies out at the store. They are 25% off for a limited time so head on over to make your selections if you love llamas and the desert trends!

There are many beautiful traditional bird and fauna dies too in this collection so there's sure to be something you like. In fact, here is a card I made for the CottageCutz blog that features the traditional Dogwood branch. I used watercolor and shaped the flowers and leaves. I cut a window in the front of the A2 sized card and placed the die cut on the plain white card stock inside. I like the dramatic difference in colors. It sorta makes my heart skip a beat the same way it does when I notice the first flowers of the season bloom in all their glory!

So getting back to the llama, I chose to feature the Traveling Llama die with all his luggage and cute jaunty hat at the top of his load. I can't say I understand the llama trend completely but I can tell you I've fallen in love with this little character. He is so cute and detailed with all his colorful bags, saddle and harnesses. I want to reach out and give him a hug!

To give the llama more dimension I put a layer of foam tape under his saddle and the three bags. The middle blue case is on two layers of foam tape which gives the impression that it provides a platform for the final bag. To give him motion, I used an action wobble so that he trots as he goes on his merry way. He's a traveling llama after all!

To enhance the desert look, I used the Potted Cactus die cuts on both the front and inside of the card for extra fun. The cactus images are also very cute and easy to put together. I chose not to use the pots for them since the idea was that the llama was traveling and that means cactus in the ground, not in pots.

Please visit the CottageCutz YouTube channel to see this little llama in action! I show the coloring and how to piece these dies together which is helpful if you're not sure where all the pieces go. You can either click on THIS LINK or click on the video thumbnail below.

Thanks and Happy Trails To You!


Dies Used For This Card:

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Creative Escape Papercrafting - 10 Cards Revealed Part 2

Card 6
Hi guys! Today I'm showing cards 6-10 plus a bonus project made with the March Amazing Value from Creative Escape Papercrafting.

Card 7
Card 8

I had so much fun with this kit. The next kit I'll be showing from this CEP is the April Fully Loaded kit. I cannot wait to get started with this one. I've seen some sneak peaks of the contents and it is loaded with gorgeous things. I hope you stop by again when I post the unboxing and a 10 Cards - 1 Kit video. In that video, I'll show you how to make 10 cards rather than just the finished cards.
Card 9
Card 10
Bonus - Home Decor Frame

Please visit my channel to see the cards I made that features the Carta Bell Spring Market Collection and a Sizzix Framelits set called Just for You. You can't go wrong making anything with these two products as your main feature. Click on THIS LINK or click below to see the video of cards 6-10.

If you want to see a full unboxing and my previous 5 cards, go to my channel or click on previous posts in this blog. In the unboxing, I show another card made with the kit so in total I made 11 cards plus the home decor frame. Not bad!

Thanks so much for joining me! I so appreciate each and every one of you! Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, April 3, 2018

10 Cards Made with 1 Kit - Creative Escape Papercrafting - Amazing Value Kit - March 2018 - Part 1

Hi everyone! Well, I'm back today with the first 5 cards I made using the Creative Escape Papercrafting kit for March. It's called the Amazing Value kit and you can subscribe to receive monthly or bi-monthly kits or you can buy them as you want each month.

I have been asked to join their Design Team so I will be showing you more Creative Escape Papercrafting kits very soon. I will be presenting tutorials for making 10 cards starting this month. To practice making 10 cards from 1 kit, I decided I had better buy one and try making 10 cards to make sure I could do it!. I am happy to report that I had a ball with it and I'm looking forward to getting my first official design team kit in a few weeks! This kit was packed with the Carta Bella Spring Market Paper Collection as well as a Sizzix Framelits set and lots of other goodies. You can see the unboxing video of the kit HERE:

In today's video, I show you the first 5 finished cards made with the kit. Don't worry. I tried my best to explain what I did so you can still follow along with me. Even if you don't have this kit, no problem. You can do similar styles with supplies in your stash. My hope is that I'll give you lots of creative ideas!

I've included 4 of the 5 card photos in this post. I have to admit that I've given my favorite one away as a thank you to someone already! You can see the missing card in the short video. I'll be back later this week with 5 more cards and a bonus item so watch for that.

Click on THIS LINK to go there directly or click on the thumbnail below:

I want to also let you know that I am trying to build up my Instagram audience. So to encourage participation, I am doing a giveaway there. Click on THIS LINK and it'll take you to my page. Follow me and comment on the photo that has GIVEAWAY on it. Just tell me what you like best about spring by Midnight on April 27th and I'll include you in a $20 gift card giveaway to the CottageCutz store. If more than 50 do so I'll give a 2nd prize away too. I'd really appreciate your help and support so I can bring you more content in the future.

Well, that's it for me today. Thanks for joining me. I so appreciate you all!


Link to the Creative Escape Papercrafting Amazing Value Kit HERE

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