Saturday, December 31, 2016

New Challenge - Carol Singing & Christmas Joy

Third try at this blog thing
Final challenge of the year at Clarity Stamp And hope I made it in time 

Star light , star bright --- let's all let our stars shine brightly this new year . 
Joy ,love and peace.  Janice xo 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Challenge Twenty-Seven Chocolate Baroque

Not much time to stamp this month . Getting ready for an awesome vacation to the Adriatic and Dalmatian coast .
Did have time though for the challenge 27 using monochromatic color blue .

Stay healthy and happy . Jan 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Challenge - Autumn Colours

Whew ! Where has the time gone , this is beginning to sound very familiar , time seems to be flying 
And I think I'm just in the nick of time to enter the September challenge over at Lavinia stamps 

Have a joyfilled day and smile at everyone      Jan

Monday, September 26, 2016

Clarity Challenge #43 - In the Garden

Where has the month gone ? 
Very busy here in Virginia what with baseball games for the two cherub grandchildren and books to read and classes to attend . 
Today is a gorgeous day , sunshinning , low humidity and cooler temperatures . 

---------- my card for this months challenge at Clarity Stamp Challenge 43 is totally inspired directly 
              From a recent stamp and awesome directions from the stamp of the month club ---- so I 
               Hope this will fly with the team at Clarity . 

               Thank you everyone for inspiration along my artistic journey . For anyone like me who has 
                Never done art work this has been so much joy and fulfillment . Xoxoxo.  Jan 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Challenge 26, Week Three at Chocolate Baroque

It's  another fun challenge at Chocolate Baroque and it's looking abit like September with some lovely autumn colors .  
Here is my take  using the colors and some lovely stamps . 

  Have a joyfilled September . Joy now ---jan 

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Clarity challenge 42 --- Fussy Cut

Happy Sunday dear friends 

We are almost to the end of August and almost to the deadline for the clarity Stamp challenge 
   I fussy cut my Clarity butterfly and created a background of color using my color burst by Ken Oliver
And then since it all looked so very hopeful I used the clarity word --- Hope . I think that says it all ,for me anyway and I hope for you also . See you all in the Month of September and keep on the joy ful journey . Janice 
I do wish I had a better. Camera , because the color is so much better in person . Any suggestions would be appreciated . 

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Lavinia stamp challenge --- no black

Well , I've just about made it on time , 
For the Lavinia stamp challenge . Used some of my new stuff and love the this wee fairy .
Going to post it on Facebook also 

Just had to include my fairy garden too 
Have a joyfilled day . Janice 

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Happy Little Stampers August mixed media

Happy little stampers August mixed media challenge

I created a special 50th anniversary card for the dearest of friends and thought this went well 
With this months theme of mixed media use of metal . 
A simple card that I have embossed in gold ,using stamps by Clarity stamps .i love the word Joy and I know that their past 50 years have had many moments of joy . 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Chocolate Baroque --- Challenge 25 --- theme is chocolate

Oh happy days days on the journey especially with this months challenge at Chocolate Baroque and the theme of chocolate .
                   I Love Chocolate 
  So we had to use chocolate colors and my mind went to all the wonderful possibilities of chocolate 
Ice cream . I stayed with chocolate colors and some chips and maybe nuts thrown in for good measure ., yummy . Enjoy ! Oh yes the stamp I used is from inspirational phrases .

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Clarity challenge 41----- Days Out

Hello everyone , It's challenge 41 at clarity stamps and the theme is " Days Out " 
Well,one of my favorite activities and adventure  and journeys is days of travel .
Sooo I'm up up and away for a glorious day above the terrain enjoying all the beauty of creation .

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Lavinia Stamp challenge --- Just add a fairy

Just discovered alcohol inks and they are oodles of fun . Going to enter this one in this months challenge 
At Lavinia Stamps . Love these two little pixie fairies  

Saturday, July 16, 2016

How happy am I ?


I just discovered alcohol inks and I'm having so much fun. 
This stuff is addictive --- I think there is a pun somewhere here --- alcohol, addictive ???? .
More to come later .

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Clarity card challenge. 40 theme is Masculine

   Hello everyone ,
It's been a very busy week as we attended  our sons graduation from McGill university with a masters in Physiotheraphy . We are very happy and proud . We also had a fantastic time visiting Ottawa , Ganaoque , the thousand islands , and then Quebec City . And oh yes in Montreal we saw Cirque de Soleil . 
               This is my recent card for my husbands birthday and I'm very pleased with it . He is a 
                Mechanical Engineer and I think this stencil is perfect . 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Clarity stamp challenge 39

Hello everyone , 
Well it looks like I'm right on schedule almost one month to my last blog 
Tomorrow is our daughter and son in laws 15 th wedding anniversary and so my motivation has 
Been to create a card for them and for the clarity challenge of Anything Goes .
This elephant stamp is just perfect and of course I had to use my favorite color -- purple .
This is perhaps the most creative for me because I used a new technique ( for me) the shaving foam texhnique . I had lots of fun with this one and have some nice backgrounds as a result .
So here I am on my stamping journey and honestly it's my life journey too 
The challenge is anything goes using all clarity stamps . 
. Enjoy this beautiful spring weather and remember that the sun is always shining , so times you can't see it because of the clouds , but it is still there . Love and joy.  Janice .

Monday, April 25, 2016

Clarity stamp challenge 38

             It's a gorgeous day here in Virginia Beach, Virginia and before the month ends I want to enter my card in the current Clarity Challenge --- " it's all about masking" 

             I made this card for my daughters 42 birthday . I love the this ballerina , her name says so very much to me and my daughter is a beautiful dancer . 

                  may you all have a day on your journeys filled with Grace , Joy , and Love 
                                                    Xoxo  jan 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Clarity stamp challenge 37 " its all about the girls "

It's a beautiful sunny Holy Thursday here in Virginia beach 
I have been creating a special card with the theme " it's all about the girls " and so my bunnies are girls 
Also wanted to include a symbolic Easter message here and so here goes----- my wee bunny girls marvel about Easter ---- let us all remember and rejoice ! 

                            Happy Easter from me and my girlfriend bunnies .   Jan 

Friday, February 19, 2016

Challenge 36 clarity stamp challenge

Oh it has been a grand two weeks of a truly magnificent ,magical trip to Antartica .
I created a 50th  wedding anniversary  card for dear friends and I was so happy wth the results as were they. 

It says it all with my favorite word and stamp jOY and the two wee hearts .

                         May your days be filled with joy and love 

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Clarity stamp challenge 35. Say it with flowers

Hello,and welcome back to me and thee on my stamping journey .
I was ecstatic today because I had an original idea 
So here goes ---- entering this into the clarity stamp challenge , not this funny guy but look below 
Keep on smiling and have joy now .   Love ,jan 

Thursday, January 14, 2016

On the road again , the stamping road , well ,soon I hope

Well it's been a busy two months but I hope to be back on the stamping journey road again soon . Hope anyone reading this is happy ,peaceful and filled with joy for this new year . It's a decision you know , to be happy . So each morning before you arise decide what kind of a day it will be . Joy now Jan