Saturday, February 22, 2014

It's Time!

Hello all!  Hope you are snug and warm this Saturday.  I for one, am hoping that Mother Nature get's a hot flash pretty darned quick.  What a wild and whacky winter.  I am finally (fingers and toes crossed) getting over the REAL Flu bug.  I had a flu shot the week before Thanksgiving and that was my saving grace.  Can not imagine getting this flu without ever having it before.  

Now to switch gears in a totally opposite direction.  I have not (yet) been blessed with grand children.  Nor do I have contact with little ones on a daily basis.  I LOVE ScrappyDew files but one does need to get creative when making adult cards.  A dear friend is a parrot head (i think you call them that, fans of Jimmy Buffett)  There is a song about it being 5 o'clock somewhere.  I needed a birthday card and I had an idea to make a margarita card.  ScrappyDew to the rescue!!!  I used the Cinco de Mayo 2013 file  It has the best darned Margarita cut file I have ever used.  To make this card special, I used Kosher Salt to rim the glass.  Got out my collection of beads and made a wine glass charm.  Now the Cinco de Mayo file included limes.  But plain green paper just didn't cut it.  So here is a little trick.  I found a picture of limes on Bing image search.  Printed out the image and cut out the shape of the limes.  Coated the limes in clear embossing powder and we now have limes that look like limes.

Here is the Card~~~~

The blue shiny paper is gift wrap from Costco that is reversible.  I use it quite a lot.  Now here is the inside.

The left side didn't come out as great as I would have liked.  I used a new stamp, and I forgot to condition it first.  But it's conditioned NOW!  Overall, this is a very nice adult themed card.  Sure hope that Kari likes it.

I also made her a tile to sit on a mantle or table.  I get my tiles at Habitat for Humanities Re-Store for .50 each.  It's a 12 x 12.  It's just Kari and her little dog June.  Here is a picture of the tile.

Send me a message if you would like information about making a tile.

So that's it for this week.  Time to start thinking about Easter Cards.  I hope you all get some spring weather in the coming week.

Bright Blessings for now,  Jana


  1. Jana, another wonderful project! And the charm, perfect touch. The tile is really pretty, nice shade of green. Kari is going to love her gifts.

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  2. I am sure she was tickled... especially with the salt rim! The tile is just perfect!