Saturday, October 15, 2016

Halloween Treat Box

I am writing this Friday night.  We have strong winds and sideways rain for the valley tomorrow.  Might lose power, better safe than sorry.  Even the national news gave a quick blurb about the 2 tornadoes we had on the Oregon Coast this morning.  Saturday is forecasted to be even a worse storm.  Batten down the hatches!

I have to give a big shoutout to my friend Debs Smith.  She saved my bacon with a pattern for a popcorn box.  Debs saves the day.  Now on to the lyrics...

~Popcorn Box pattern sent by Debs Smith
~The Frankensteins 2015 (a vault file)
~Steampunk Spells by Graphic 45
~Red double sided tape
~Sure Cuts A Lot Software
~My Silver Bullet 24" Professional cutter
~Tonic Micropoint scissors
~Liquid Pearls (Lavender Lace)
~Micron #1 black pen
~Pebbles classic Chalk
~Spectrum Noir Colored Pencils

This was put together as a treat box for our family physician.  I made snickerdoodle cookies and filled the popcorn box.  Here is the finished box.

Front of Box

As you can see I used a lot of G45 paper.

Here she is, Mrs. Frankenstein.

And Mr. Frankenstein!

I made a pocket and a sort of gift tag with it.

This is how I wrapped the cookies.
The office staff and our doctor were thrilled to get this.  They all needed a pick me up for a Thursday afternoon.

That's it for this week.  I have 2 more popcorn boxes to make and a girly girl birthday card.  So for now, Bright blessings for the coming week!!!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Neighborly birthday

Hello all!  Today I have for you a birthday card that is out of this world.  I am terrible at creating manly cards.  But I think that this one fits the bill very well.  Here are the lyrics...

*Out of this world by ScrappyDew (Vault 2012)
     {I used the whole collection}
*DCWV The stardust stack
*Recollections scraps
*My Scrap Chick 5x7 card in a box svg file
*24" Silver bullet Cutter
*Sure Cuts A Lot v4.88
*KNK Zing and Make the cut software
*All the basic tools we all use daily

Here is the card that I created for Chads birthday.

The 5x7 card in a box finished.

I just love this paper.  DCWV Stardust stack.

This paper is also from the Stardust Stack.

The outside of finished card.

Other side of finished card.

The left side flap.

Right side flap.

The finished front of card.

And the back where I will write a short note.
I must tell you, Chad was amazed at his card.  So happy he liked it.  Good neighbor relations are a must have in my book.

Now I will be off until October.  I have a lot of sewing and crocheting to get done
for my daughters birthday celebration.  It's the first week of October.  I will be able to show and share everything when she opens everything.  So for now, bright blessings for the rest of the month, see you soon, Jana.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Don't forget your stamps!

Hi everyone!  This week lets start with the lyrics and then have a photo blog post.  I took pics of each step for this weeks bundle of cards.

~ScrappyDew digital cutting file called "Spring has sprung"
~Bird Houses from Stampin Up 1996
~Flower cart stamp from Stampendous 1995
~Spectrum Noir Color Pencils and alcohol markers
~DCWV Textures Stack 180
~KNK Zing and Make the Cut software
~and a whole bunch of other stuff I didn't write down.

Here come all the pics....
Let's get this show on the road.  I am using the
Windows XP computer that was Bob's.
He recently purchased 2 Dell's.  As you can see
I am using Make the Cut software.
Here is little Zenith Zing.  This was my first cutter.
She looks so little compared to the Silver Bullet.

These are the stamps that I have been wanting to
use for a long time.  I stamped them using
StazOn Jet black.  Used my embossing heat tool
to set the ink.  (won't smudge that way)

I spent an afternoon coloring each stamp.  Then made
5 copies of the hand colored sheet.
This is why I used my Zenith Zing and MTC.  I wanted to
use the Print N Cut feature.  (Still haven't figured it out in SCAL4)
From the 5 copies, I PNC each sheet.  Giving me
5 bundles of Bird Houses and Flower Cart!
I wanted to make cards in a box. These are the
colors I picked out.
This is plastic from a 2ltr pop bottle.  Cut the top and
bottom off.  Try to straighten out the plastic that is left.
Cut into 2" strips.  Cut strips into 1/4 inch strips.  I then glued
a plastic stick to the back of each of the bird houses, flower card and
the blue bird from the SD File "Spring has Sprung".
These are the final result.  All 5 card are done.
let me show you how they turned out!
"A little bird told me. I missed your birthday."
Happy Birthday.  This is the phrase that I put
on each card.  This is the left side.
This is the right side.
This is the finished card in all it's glory.
The little blue bird is my favorite bird to use.  It
is from the Spring has Sprung file by Scrappy Dew!
Here is a better view.
These are all the envelopes.

That was my big project for the week.  The cards are even addressed and ready for the mail tomorrow.  I hope the recipients enjoy them (and I get out of the dog house)!

I hope to have a man's birthday card to show you for next week.  Then the rest of September I will be sewing several items for my daughters birthday.  I will post pics as I get them done.

Have a blessed upcoming week, Jana

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Back to school with Gunnar!

Hello and welcome to my blog.  This week I have a back to school card for my very special friend, Gunnar.  I started making back to school cards for him a couple of years ago.  Here is this years edition.  Let's do the lyrics first...

~The amazing Scrap Factory Program
     Teen Scene -No open toes
                      -Outfit Teen boy #3
                      -Hair 'Charles'
                      -Accessory glasses
~Miss Elizabeths foam stickers Backpack and apples
~ScrappyDew Bookworm 2015 view #3 (changed hair to Charles from SF)
~Font is Market Deco
~Paper used:  DCWV Textures 180
                     KaiserKraft P1027 'fulfill'
**That's the major stuff.  All other stuff is still the same**

I have it on the best authority that Gunnar loved his card.  Especially the figure with the T-shirt (wonder why?).

The front of the card

That is an envelope pocket on the right.  I put a
personal note to Gunnar on it.

The back.

The Envelope.
I thought the paper for the card and envelope were just perfect for back to school.  A grown up student instead of a little kid.

Next week I hope to have another birthday card featuring Scrap Factory and some rubber stamping and coloring.  Have a great upcoming week.  Bright blessings, Jana

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Friends of Friends!

Hey there, I'm back!!!  Hopefully you saw the sneaky peeky over at the facebook Rhapsody on Paper page.  This sneaky peeky was the back of a birthday card.  The card is going to (ok, this is tricky) my daughters best friends mom.  We have never met, but we have talked a few times.  Maybe this year we will get our girls together and finally get to meet face to face.   So here come the birthday card lyrics...

~ScrappyDew Cheerleader Girl 2015
~Scrap Factory Hair Bridgette (remember if you have Scrap Factory, you CAN change the           hair on any ScrappyDew figure)
~Recollections paper new and scraps
~DCWV Glitter stack
~INKS Colorbox Petal Point Classic
     Cookie Dough, Black and Light Blue
     Bistro Hand (found at
~Happy Birthday Font from
~My precious Silver Bullet 24" pro cutter
~My new Grand Calibre by Spellbinders
~my needle nose tweezers, 3M spray adhesive
~Milk and Oregon Chai combo

I wanted to let you know, when you import figures from files made by ScrappyDew, keep them at original size.  Go into Scrap Factory and pic a hairstyle that you might like better.  Import that hairstyle at original size.  Then you can put the hair on the figure and adjust accordingly.  I love this feature of Scrap Factory!  So here is this weeks birthday card for Tina.

I just happened to find the little megahorn sticker at St. Vinnies.

Oops. I also used the cupcake from the Cuttlebug.  I just threw
together the happy birthday and banner from my collections
of stuff.

The back

In the envelope ready to be addressed.
I had a lot of fun making this card.  I used items that I had no idea how to use.  Thank goodness for YouTube.

For next week, I have a back to school card for a young gentleman.  Hope you can join me!!

bright blessings, Jana

Friday, July 29, 2016

Are you a relic?

Hello everyone!  I have a funny birthday card today.  We had 'the bobs' last week.  This week is the shop managers birthday.  Duane has known Bob since he was a little boy.  It was Duane's wish to someday work with Bob.  Well for the past 9 years he has.  Couldn't ask for a better shop manager.  Each year I make an apple pie and a birthday card.  Here is what I came up with for this year.  (yes, bob and duane could be father and son. they look so much alike)  Here is the lyrics...

~Scrap Factory program (get it if you haven't)
     Body-No open toes
     Outfit-Couples suit 6
~ScrappyDew Fossil Hunters view #3
~Bing search for Cheese tower jpeg
~Recollections Scraps
~Paper Accents for card base
~Black Contact Paper
~Dino footprint Vector File Converted to svg
~Inkadinkado Happy Birthday Stamp
~Ranger Liquid Pearls
~SCAL V4.049 cutting software
~Silver Bullet Pro 24" cutter
***you imagine what tools I use***

So here is the card I created.  I hope that Duane gets the humor.

The front

Give the fossil a close-up

Inside top

Inside bottom

Card and envelope

He got the apple pie on Thursday and will get the card on Monday.  So happy that I can make something that puts a smile on his face.

Next week another birthday card.  Slowly getting back in the groove....

Bright Blessings for a fantastic week for you!


Saturday, July 23, 2016


Today is my husband Bob's birthday.  I try to treat him like a king everyday.  Some would say that I am a 50's housewife.  But in return I am also treated like a queen!  So I try to make him birthday cards that reflect either his passion for boating or his love of working on any sort of engine.  The engines won out for this year.  But lyrics first...

~ScrappyDew Scrap Factory
     Body-No open toes
     Outfit-Construction #2
     430-JJ Tool Frame 1999
     Enbossing Arts Co.
     Embellish by Dena 2013 'Tanya'
     DCWV Textures 180 stack
~Still playing with blocks
     SVGCoop you must become a member to download many many very nice
     SVG files for FREE!!!
~The list of weekly items
     My Silver bullet 24" Professional Cutter
     SCAL V4.049
     Tools tools tools especially my dental tools for weeding vinyl

So here is what I came up with.  You saw in the last post The Bob that I created in Scrap Factory.  So now here is his birthday card in all it's glory!!!

The outside (i made the blocks by hand)

Here is the vinyl pattern from SVGCoop

Here is Bob

The complete inside of card
This is the tin sign that I found as a gift!

So for tonight, I am hoping that he is up to going out for dinner at the Chinese Buffet that also has a Mongolian grill.  

That's it for this week.  Next week is my sister of the heart Kelly's birthday.  Who knows what I will come up with!

Bright blessings, Jana