Glow Party with MaxandShoji | Lawn Fawn Beam Me Up | 1 Stamp Used 5 Ways

Hello and welcome! Today I'm here to tell you about a fun collab project that Elaine from MaxandShoji and I worked together on. We are both huge fans of Lawn Fawn but I tend to go for the cutesy things and she has a more elegant style. Still we were both inspired when we saw the stamp sets and glow in the dark embossing powder that allowed cards to be glow friendly. The idea was born that we'd partner on a Glow Party Collab with each of us using a different Lawn Fawn stamp set to create 5 different glowing projects each.

The first card I made was a lot of fun and gave me some other ideas to try as well. Here's the card in the light and the next photo shows the glow features. Cute right?

I decided that these aliens would be great in a pop up card so I used the Stampedous Pop Up Stages die set to create this card.

Project # 3 features the new Reveal Wheel card. This one was super fun to create! The glow circles were made using Nuvo Glow drops in Banana Split and Blue Crush.

My last project is a matching gift bag, tag and card. This features the Slide On Over die for its interactive fun!

I hope you'll stop by my channel and check out the video. From there you can go to Elaine's video which shows how to use the Fireflies stamp set to create 5 refreshingly elegant cards.

I hope you enjoyed seeing these fun interactive glow in the dark projects! Have a great weekend. I'll see you again soon!


Creative Escape Papercrafting - June Kit Unboxing & Giveaway!

Hi everyone! Today is an exciting day. I have published the unboxing video for the Creative Escape June kit. This is full of crafting goodness and I can't wait to start creating with it.

Another exciting announcement is that Creative Escape Papercrafting is sponsoring two giveaways on my channel! There are two prizes up for grabs. The first is a brand new, One in a Chameleon stamp set from Lawn Fawn. The second prize is a $20 gift certificate giveaway to their store!!

There's just a few things you have to do to qualify for the drawings:
1) Be a subscriber on my YouTube channel; (video click here)
2) Leave a comment about what you liked best in the kit on the unboxing video;
3) Head over to Instagram and follow Creativeescape1 (click here)

I'll pull the names of two winners on June 12th! Easy peasy! I hope you'll take advantage.

So on to this month's kit. It features the Happy Hooray collection from Pebbles. It has a strong birthday vibe but you can do just about any card with this kit so long as you are down with something cheery, bright and oh so cute!

The kit is absolutely jam packed with goodies. The show stopper is a full 6 x 8 Altenew Halftone Stars stamp set! Where else are you going to get a stamp set of this quality in a kit? Here is a list of everything in June's Fully Loaded kit and you can learn more at their webstore.

1) Altenew Halftone Stars Stamp Set
2) Spellbinders Celebrate Die Set

3) And from the Pebbles Happy Hooray Collection, you get:
a) 18 - YES 18!! 6 x 6 Specialty Paper (patterns vary)
b) Ephemera Pack (40 pieces)
c) 12 x 12 Cut Apart Sheet from the Pebbles Happy Hooray Collection

4) Heidi Swapp 4 x 4 Decorative Frame
5) 36 6mm and 93 3mm adhesive gems (assorted colors)
6) 1 bag of 10mm pom-poms (assorted colors)
7) 3 sheets of white 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock (alcohol ink friendly)
8) 4 sheets of assorted 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock (one each in light blue, yellow, red and green)
9) 1 yard of light blue satin ribbon
10) 1.5 yards red satin ribbon
11) 1 yard of yellow & white twine
12) 1.5 yards of blue & white cord
13) 1.5 yards of sunset ombre cord
14) Subscribers only - 50 assorted white self-adhesive 3D foam pennants

If you decide to try this month's kit, please be sure to tell them that Janet sent you! Have a great week and I'll see you soon with 10 cards made from this super fun kit!


Full Disclosure - I received this kit at no charge because I am on the Design Team. However, all opinions stated are mine.

Weekend Warrior Dad's Card

Happy Friday! Dad's day is fast approaching and masculine cards are sometimes challenging. It's a lot easier when you use a stamp like the Art Impressions Weekend Warrior colored with Spectrum Noir markers.

This is an A2 sized card using a white card base. The designer paper for the two mats are from a Recollections paper pad. It's a travel themed pad but it has lots of masculine looking papers so I pull it out regularly when making something more manly.

Click on the image below to see the video tutorial on this card.

I know it's been a while since I posted in the blog but be sure to visit my YouTube channel. I've posted a 10 Cards 1 Kit video series you might want to check out. I used the May My Monthly Hero kit to create 10 cards that you can make using the kit and things you probably already have in your collection. Click on the photo to be taken to the video.

May Hero Arts Kit - Cards 1-5 - Part 1

May Hero Arts Kit - Cards 6-10 - Part 2
Have a greet weekend everyone! I hope to see you again soon, but until then keep crafting!


Happy Mother's Day with Creative Escape Papercrafting

Hello and welcome everyone! First and most important I want to wish you all a very Happy Mother's Day weekend! I hope all mothers (including ones with fur babies) have a wonderful day filled with those you love!

Below is the link to the video for this card. Click on the thumbnail or on this link.

My card project today features card stock, ephemera and gilding flakes from the Creative Escape Papercrafting April Fully Loaded Kit. I still have a TON of supplies left even after making 11 cards! This kit is well worth your money. Especially since it included 2 great stamp sets and a Lawn Fawn die that will have uses long into the future. I have plans to use as much as I can to make some birthday cards and more gender and occasion neutral cards for my stash with the leftovers. I think I can get at least 5 more cards out of this!

Today's project also features a stamp set I got from CEP called Modern Peonies. This is a beautiful set with several sentiments for all occasions. In this project I used a Happy Mother's Day sentiment from my stash but the set includes Anniversary, birthday, wedding, happy, sending and wishes sentiments to use together. This isn't in their store right now but if you want it, send them a note and I'm sure they'll get it to you. LOVE this set. I'll be using this regularly I think.

Here are links for the products I used at CEP's store. They've recently added more brands like Avery Elle and Concord & 9th and they have a great selection of Lawn Fawn and other brands.Their prices are very reasonable so I hope you will visit their site.

CEP's Store 

April's Fully Loaded Kit

See you soon!

Blog Hop & Giveaway | Lab Puppy | Last Post

Hello! I'm sharing with you my last project for the JessicaLynnOriginal Love Your Pets Blog hop. #LoveyourpetsHop2018   I've had so much fun in this hop and I hate to see it end! I was not all that familiar with this company until I got the pleasure of using the stamps. I mention in my video featuring the Corgi that I am so impressed with the quality of these stamps. They are very well made, heavy and remind of rubber stamp thickness almost but they are clear photopolymer. I didn't have to season these stamps. They literally stamped perfectly beginning with the first impression. I can't say that of almost all other brands of clear stamps, even the most expensive and well known.

Today's card features the Lab puppy and a 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 photo of the project in the video thumbnail below. This closes tomorrow and I'll announce the winner on Monday the 30th. Good luck to everyone!

Click photo to go to video for the Corgi card

So back to this cute little Lab stamp, I started by cutting a card front using the KAISERCRAFT Stained Glass Card creations die. This cuts out the window and a piece that is 4.5" x 6." I really liked the primary colored designer cardstock I chose but I liked it even better when I used some Bobunny glitter paste in Sugar to apply the pattern in this die to the cardstock. I used a putty knife to apply a thin layer and then pulled it off and set the card front aside to dry. The paste dries clear leaving the glitter in the pattern it is applied on. It adds a fun layer of shimmer and shine without competing with the cardstock pattern.

Next, I stamped and colored the lab puppy with Spectrum Noir markers on heavy duty white card stock. Once complete, I fussy cut him so he could be used on the card front.

I made the sentiment using one included in the stamp set. I cut a green flag and heat embossed with white, "Life is Better with a Dog!" I couldn't agree with that more.

I wanted a few more doo-dads for this card so I pulled out my nested heart set from CottageCutz and cut three hearts out of shiny red paper in three sizes. I accented them with white gelly roll pen. I also pulled out a round wood veneer heart tag from my stash and added a plaid ribbon and green and white twine to complete the tag.

By this time, my card panel was dry so I applied all the pieces I had prepared. I inserted a scrap piece of Fresh Market wood grain cardstock that was leftover from previous projects and raised the main panel with foam tape. I put foam tape behind the dog parts that would hang in the the window so he'd be level with card front and applied wet glue to the part that rested on the card front. 

Here's a little closer look at the card front details. Isn't this little pup just super cute?! 

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 weekend!


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Love Ya Mom!

Hello everyone and welcome! I'm here today with a delicate botanical mother's day card. I like the mix of hard black and white with all the soft pastels that frame the Mom tag sentiment. Perhaps I should have chosen a slightly more muted yellow ribbon but in person it isn't as bright as the photo shows here.

My flowers and greenery are all from the new Botanical Garden 1 die that is part of the CottageCutz Llamas and Botanicals release.

Rather than color the flowers with markers, I used white panels that I first covered in blended distressed oxide inks, splattered with water to create additional texture, and then sprayed with gold glimmer spray. These panels of color created a really special array of flowers for the card. I raised the card front with the wide black frame up on foam tape to create a window which was a perfect base to arrange all the individual flower die cuts. I used the versatile Mail Tag die to use as the sentiment to tell Mom just how much she's loved.

The video shows how I created the panels, how the individual flowers go together and how I created the card front with the framed and raised front panel. You can watch the video by clicking HERE or clicking on the thumbnail below.

Thanks for stopping by. I have you are having a wonderful day!



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!


I'm entering the following challenge:

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.


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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.


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.


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: