Saturday, November 30, 2013

Just skating by!

Welcome back!  I sincerely hope that your Thanksgiving holiday was perfect!  Now what to do with all the left overs?  I did something a little different this year.  I cooked a turkey breast instead of a whole turkey.  It was so much simpler.  I don't have a great track record with big birds.  As much as I keep track of the temp, my birds always come out not quite done by the bone.  So I decided that a turkey breast was the way to go.  IT WAS FANTASTIC!!!!!  I got it at Costco back in October.  It was Foster Farms and it was pre-brined in a herb solution.  I will get more and throw them in the freezer for later.  At least I don't have turkey for Christmas.  We do a big honking piece of Salmon.  So now on to today's post.

Last week I asked for help with cutting the danged glitter paper.  FYI, I got it to cut finally by using 125 force and 2x cuts with my Zenith Zing. (Zenith Zing is a electronic die cutting machine you can find here http://knkusa.com/.)  But, Michelle recommended that I get some DCWV glitter paper.  I did buy some but haven't cut it yet (so much for getting my Christmas cards done and out the door before 12-1-13).   Today's project is for a very special friend.  We have been friends since we were 12 (holy cow! that's over 40 years!).  She has always liked polar bears.  I have used the Ice Skating Polar Bears file from ScrappyDew's website http://shop.scrappydew.com/shop/item/49654 .  The lyrics are:  Paper is Recollection scraps, the dang gummed glitter paper from H-E double hockey sticks, sparkles from Crystal Stickers and finally the Merry Christmas stamp is one I got somewhere, who knows.  I used my old stand-by easel card pattern. So here is my creation...


She will see it here first, but sweetie it's in the mail!  

Thanks so much for coming over today.  Next week I hope to have an outdoor Christmas project to share with you.

Bright blessings for a wonderful week, Jana

Saturday, November 16, 2013

JUST HORSING AROUND!

Welcome back to another episode of Rhapsody On Paper.  I'm so excited that you could stop by and take a look at my newest creation.  For this weeks episode, we are traveling to the wild west. ScrappyDew http://www.scrappydew.com has several patterns that are just the ticket for a wild west theme for your card/scrapbook layouts.  This week I have used the Scrappy Wild West pattern http://shop.scrappydew.com/shop/item/55937 and for the inside of the card I have used Bear Clowns 2013 http://shop.scrappydew.com/shop/item/86985. I wanted to create a card for a boy that was fun and colorful.  I do have to say that my scrap selections are dwindling.  The paper I used was so thoughtfully passed on to me by a dear friend (with a whole bunch of other items that I have fallen in LOVE with, thanks honey so much!).  Here are the front and inside of my little cowboy birthday card.


I used some 3-d foam dots under the cowboy to add more dimension and a little bit of the sticker ribbon that was included in the craft items recently passed my way.  All in all I think for a little boy card it turned out very nice.  (yes I still have a hard time with 'male' cards)  

So I hope that this gets your creative mojo kick started.  Next week I will have for you a girly girly card filled with sparkle and bling.  Thanks so much for visiting.  

Wishing very bright blessing to you and yours,  Jana


Monday, November 11, 2013

Monday morning catch up!

Monday morning catch up, what the heck is she doing?  Besides making cards and doozies for ScrappyDew (which I love doing), I have a few other projects that I would love to share.  Just some of my attempts to be creative.  I do have to warn you that this post is really heavy in pics.

DDs birthday is the first week of October.  Since she is not into Barbies and Cabbage Patch Kids anymore (she would beg to differ) I have in the past few years tried to make her something homemade from mom besides playing bingo and buffet at the casino.  This year I found a daily planner at Ross on clearance.  I loved the planner but wanted to alter the covers.  So this is my 1st attempt at altered art.  I used my Zing cutter and a lot of K& Co. papers.  The Faeries that you see are photo copies of ones I bought a few years back at Tuesday Morning.  So here are some pics of the project.
Original planner

Faerie Ladies

Back inside cover

Front inside cover

Front Cover of completed planner
This was a challenging project.  Each of those little holes were measured and cut using my Zing.  I did save this file for future reference.  Just to let you know, I think that she really liked it.

Next is a sweet birthday card that I threw together.   I was really pleased how it developed and went together so quickly. 


Now the next few pictures are of projects for various loved ones.  (we're almost done playing catch up)

New home 

Anniversary card

Thank you

Birthday

These were my Halloween cards this year
So that's what I have been up to.  I think that catches up all the projects for the past 2 months.  Thank you so much for visiting today.  This coming Saturday we will be back to posting for ScrappyDew (unless I have another project screaming to get out)

Bright Blessings and see ya Saturday!!!  Jana