Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas one and all!

Just a quick post to let you know that I am wishing each and everyone of you the best for Christmas and New Years!

If the blog seems bland it is because I am in the process of designing my own template rather then using the free one that I had.  So in the next few post you may see many changes or I might just get lucky and settle on a design fairly quickly.  

Bright Blessings, Jana

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Merry Christmas to all!

First, let me wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas!!!

We are having our Christmas a few days early.  My DIL is traveling out of town on Monday, so we just decided that Christmas would be early this year.  My DD will come home for Christmas day and we shall play with our Christmas gifts and eat another fantastic meal.

Today's project is a little different.  It's not a doozie or a card.  I have an artifical Christmas tree that is 9 feet tall.  But what I miss is the smell of a REAL Douglas fir.  Living in Oregon, we always have a wonderful selection of trees.  But gosh dang it, I MISS THE SMELL!!!!!  Costco had their wreaths on clearance and I picked one up for the inside.  (there is a wreath on the outside of the front door already)  It's big and full but it did not have any decorations.  I thought to myself, "Self, you have over 100+ ScrappyDew files, lets make some decorations."  I used the Christmas Bulbs 2012 file http://shop.scrappydew.com/shop/item/71106.  I also used some DCWV Glitter paper stack.  I cut out the ornaments with Zenith and put them together.  Then I went searching high and low for my laminator made by PurpleCows.  After spending quite a while, I found it in the window seat storage area in my craft room.  So I heated it up and laminated the ornaments so that I could use them another year.  The snowflakes can be found with the Snowmen in the Christmas package in the ScrappyDew Vault. http://www.scrappydew.com/members/gallery/ So without further ado.....



I want to wish and thank everyone for your comments and shares.  Each one means the world to me.  MERRY CHRISTMAS and a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

Bright blessings, Jana

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Let it snow!


My friend and design team leader sent me this animated photo of my card from the last blog post.  HOW CUTE IS THIS!!!!

Michelle, thank you so much!  I just love this.  Where I live in Oregon, we might get above freezing for the first time in 7 days.  Come on 35+ degrees.  Of course that is after the freezing rain on Thursday morning.  I am so DONE with this weather.  It's pretty but just to danged cold.  Take care everyone and stay was warm as possible!



Sunday, December 8, 2013

Oh the weather outside is...

Well the winter blast has came and is having an extended visit here in Oregon.  DH and I are nice and cozy and I think I have finally decided on a design from ScrappyDew to use for my Christmas Cards.  (gosh, maybe i won't be sending them in january)  The file can be found at www.scrappydew.com in the vault members area.  Now of course I had to spruce it up a bit.  For the ends of the scarf, I used some embroidery floss, and for the eyes I used some black sticky gems.  Since it is out, I used some wide Christmas wrapping ribbon down the side of the card.  All the papers are scraps and do you see it?  The dreaded glitter paper is the snowman.  (hint:  using my KNK Zing force is 135, speed 9 and 2 passes)  So here is what I have came up with.



I think that it's pretty cute.  I will make 10 cards with envelopes with this pattern.  Then there are a couple more snowmen patterns that I will use (10 in each set) to complete the total of 40 cards (a few extra to start me off for my bazaar next year).  When making batches of cards, I cut all my pieces and create an assembly line and put them together.  I cut all the envelopes in once session.  (it's just the way my mind works)

Since we don't get snow like this very often, I thought I would share a pic from outside my living room window.  It sure is pretty but tonight we are expecting a low of "0~F".  It's really cold (coldest temps in 20 years) and thank goodness for natural gas to heat with.  



So thankful that I have a warm home, loving hubby, kids and kitties, plenty of food and LOVE!  From my home to yours, have a blessed Yule!

Bright blessings, Jana