Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Challenge #135 'BINGO #4'

Hello everyone.  It's hump day and time for a new challenge at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge.  This week we are playing BINGO.  When making your project, all you have to do is make sure you use 3 elements listed to create a BINGO.  Here is your BINGO CARD.

The sponsor(s) for this weeks BINGO challenges are...

Prize:  $15 Gift Certificate

Prize:  3 Digital Images

WOW!  Such wonderful prizes from amazing sponsor(s).  Please show them some love this week.

Now on to my BINGO card.  I have one BINGO using the top row.  First let me show you my creation using Hedge Hog Leaves from Lemon Shortbread Digital Stamps & Pages.  

This is the finished product.

Now lets see how my BINGO card matches up.  Here is my card.

My first square is the orange ribbon.  The second square is the use of G45 paper and MAMBI paper.  My last BINGO square is the metal embellies which are all the brads.  YIPPEE BINGO!!!

Now it's your turn.  Remember you have to have at least one BINGO to enter this weeks challenge.

Now my team, Crafty Belles is off for next week.  But never fear.  The Crafty Gals team will be doing a fabulous job of creating for next week.

So for now, bright blessings, Jana

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Challenge #133 Anything Goes!

Welcome to my blog.  It's Wednesday and my turn to post for Crafty Gals Corner Challenge.  So excited to have you visit.  But first, lets take care of some housekeeping.  Remember the card I made for my hubby Bob?  Well I gave it to him this weekend.  HE ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!  I am so happy he liked it.  Big sigh of relief.

This weeks challenge (anything goes) is brought to you by 2 of our wonderful sponsors.  Please give them some love!



This week my image is from the delightful Conie Fong.  I just love her images.  They are crisp and clean and import beautifully into most cutting programs.  (ie. MTC and SCAL4)  Remember if you have any questions ask away.  I love receiving comments also.

So here is what I created for Challenge #133 Anything Goes!

This is such a wonderful image.  It could be for Christmas or for Winter Wishes.  I used a single sheet of paper I found at Joanns a couple of years ago for the background.  I colored the snowman using Sivo Colored pencils from India.  Cut out with my KNK Zing some circles the same size as ones the snowman is juggling.  Used mirrored paper from ColorBok.  Used some wrapping cord and a couple of cut out stars to make the pennant.  

My little Santa is holding a sign that reads 152  days until Christmas.  Yeppers get your Christmas stuff out and start those Christmas cards.

So happy your could join me this week.  I will be back in 2 weeks.  The Crafty Bells team posts every other week now.  

Have the best week ever, Bright blessings, Jana

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Challenge #131 Do it for the dudes!

I am so happy you decided to drop by.  How did you like meeting all the design team members?  Did you enjoy the hop?  I was blown away by the creativity found on this design team.  I am so lucky to be a member of this group.

Now for the new challenge.  This is challenge #131.  This week is all about masculine cards.  So let's Do it for the dudes!  First lets take a look at who our fabulous sponsor(s) are for this weeks challenge.

Prize: 2 Digital Images

Prize:  1 Digital Image

This week I am honored to be able to work with a image from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps called "Ambrose King of the Waves".  I chose to work with this image as it is the spitting image of my hubby "The Bob".  I think I have a pic of Bob to share.  He was a Master Diver and taught many students how to scuba dive.  He also has been dive master on a couple of cruises.  So this image was perfect for him.

Well I tried to find a pic of my Bob but couldn't.  But here is a very good representation of what he looks like.  So here is Bob's Birthday card for 2017.

I've had the background paper forever.  But it soooo matched I had to use it.
This is an easel card. 
The inside.  I will write a message before I give it to him.

I hope you have enjoyed what I made for Do it for the dudes this week.  Now I am off next week.  But be sure to check back to CGCC for the new challenge on Wed. morning.  Thanks for visiting and have you best week ever.  Blessings, Jana

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Challenge #130 Anything Goes

Welcome to Wednesday and another challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge.  This week is very special.  Besides the regular weekly challenge we are welcoming NEW DESIGN TEAM MEMBERS.  What better way to have you say hello than to show off all the design team with a blog hop. We do these blog hops twice a year in order to welcome our newest team members! Some of these lovely ladies even have extra candy you can win, in addition to the sponsor prize! 

In order to win the sponsor prizes you need to leave a comment ON EACH of the gals below, in addition each of these gals has a letter you must collect. At the end of the hop return to the Crafty Gals Corner post and leave a comment with the Secret Word!  Here are the links:

Jana (You Are Here)

Our Sponsor for this week is:

Prize:  $10 Gift Certificate

Let's get this blog hopping!!!  I have used  MoonFlowers Digi's Called Lily Snow White.  She was a joy to color.  I do have to tell you I had to look up what colors she was.  I don't have little ones to show MeeMaw (just dogs, cats, fish, and I think a tree frog somewhere).  So here is my inspiration for you this week.

I used a file from Monica's Creative Room this week.  She has beautiful files
that are free and cut like butter.  This is GateFold 20.
The inside has a birthday greeting to a dear friend for her birthday.

So that's it for this week.  As always, if you want to know about something you see just email me at
Oh I almost forgot I need to give you a letter for visiting.  Here it is...

Thank you so much for visiting.  Have you best week ever!   Jana

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Challenge #129 Anything Goes

Greetings and welcome to my little bit of the great cloud.  I hope your week is going great for you.  This week I have another new card to share. Before I show you my creation, lets give some love to our fabulous sponsor(s) this week.

Prize:  $13 Gift Certificate

Prize: 3 Digital Images
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This week I am using a really cute image called "Hi Monster" by Digital Digi Stamps.  It's am image that can be used for so many occasions.  Here is what I came up with...

The outside 

The Inside

A little note about this card.  I have a very great friend that lives on the east coast.  I have tried to send him a summer card for the past few years.  So this is this years edition.  So Gunnar, your card is in the mail.

Make sure you join me next week.  Crafty Gals Corner Challenge has a big announcement to make.  And my friends, there is Happy Mail involved.  So mark your calendars.  July 5th 2017.  (where has 1/2 the year gone?)

Thank you so much for visiting.  Hope to see you next week for the big announcement!

Bright blessings, Jana

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Challenge #128 Any Holiday

Hi everyone!  About 3 years ago while designing for ScrappyDew I created a project that I called a "DOOZIE".  This project was a scene for my mantel for Halloween and contained about 4 weeks of paper crafting.  I am updating my doozie project with brand new items.  This challenge allowed me to create the very first item of the 2017 Halloween Doozie!

As always lets see who our fabulous sponsor(s) are for this week.  Gang, make sure to show them some love.  They sponsor our challenges and give out incredible prizes!  Here they are...



Wow some really cool prizes this week.  I have to tell you a secret.  I LOVE Rick St. Dennis images. They are so detailed and just a joy to color.  That is why for this weeks image I picked Isabella Trick or Treat.  She is going to be the main character of my new mantel decorations.  

Basically what I did is color her using every single maker of colored pencils that I have.  I used Prismacolor, Derwent, Koh-I-Noor, Spectrum Noir, Sivo (from India) and good old Prang.   Next I fussie cut Isabella out of the 110 lb white card stock.  I fashioned a clear plastic stand and glue dotted it onto her back.  Here she is...

Isn't she fabulous.  I can see her roaming around the features on the mantel for Halloween.  That's it for this week.  Hope you have your very best week ever!!!  Love to all, Jana

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

CGCC #127 Vintage

You know, when I was growing up I didn't think about some of the things I used.  Hand held crank egg beater, a beautiful bureau that my dad refinished and many more pieces of antique furniture that would cost a fortune now.  We just called them old.  Well vintage is all the rage.  I do wish I had kept a lot of the old stuff.

This week we only have one sponsor.  Remember gang, please show the sponsor(s) some love.  This weeks sponsor is...

Prize:  3 Digital Images

So these are the items that I have used to create my vintage card:

~Vivid colored pencils by Sivo (clearance item at Walmart)
~Steampunk Spells Graphic 45 papers
~Ofray 1/8 inch ribbon
~White Gel Pen
~Blue Pastel chalk
~Make the Cut Software program
~KNK Zing electronic cutter
~Last but not least Faery Ink image "Ghost & Pumpkin"

I tried something new for this card.  Many moons ago I used this technique.  You cut a square the size you want.  Then cut diagonally lines on the square.  Take a chopstick or knitting needle and wrap the
first of the 4 triangles you have make on the square around your chopstick.  This makes a really nice looking frame effect.

Here is my Vintage card  using the wonderful digital images from Faery Ink!
The front, see the framing effect.

This is the very simple inside.

This is it for this week.  Next weeks challenge is going to be really fun.  So get your crayons out and join me.  Have a very fabulous week my friend, Blessings, Jana

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Challenge #126 Emboss it!

Hello and boy howdy do I have some exciting news.  I have returned to the work force.  We own a machine shop and 'The Bob' is a machinist.  We had both been retired for 5 years but due to forces beyond our control, back to the shop we both go.  Here is the added bonus, it's MY office and I can craft whenever I want to.  I even have a huge glass bead machine to use to etch glass.  My creativity is jumping up and down.  Life is good.

This weeks challenge is "EMBOSS IT!".  But first lets see who our fantastic sponsor(s) are for challenge  #126.

Prize:  3 Digital Images

What great prizes for this weeks challenge.  Now on to what I came up with.  I have used an image called Warmest Wishes provided by Lia Stampz.  Super cute to work with.  I have embossed the hat, glove and little cocoa cup.  The paper is also embossed.  I hope you enjoy seeing what I came up with.  And like all weeks, if you need more information I will shoot it your way.  Just let me know!

This is a Cocoa Cup Pocket Card SVG that can be found over at My Scrap Chick

Here is what is in the pocket.  
I loved making this card.  It is not a usual Christmas card.  Something different to bring a smile to some ones face.  That's it for this weeks challenge.  Make sure you check out our sponsor(s) and leave some love.  Have your best week ever!  Bright blessings, Jana

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Challenge #125 Anything Goes

Hello and welcome back for another Crafty Gals Corner Challenge.  I hope that everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend.  I didn't get a chance to decorate graves this year but I will be out there next year with bells on.  Before I show you my project for this week, let's see who our fabulous sponsor(s) are...

Prize:  $20 Gift Certificate

Prize:  3 Digital Images
Wow, those are some pretty fantastic prizes for this week.  So make sure that you go on over to Crafty Gals Corner Challenge and link up your project.  This week is ANYTHING GOES!  So have some fun.  Remember to show some love for our sponsor(s) also.  
So for this weeks project I have an image called All American Avery by The Paper Nest Dolls.  This image would have been perfect for Memorial Day.  I did make it for the 4th of July.  I guess it would work for Veterns Day also.  Not much to tell you about what I used in the way of materials.  I just colored with Prang colored pencils.  I did use some SVG's from from the Scrap Factory program created by ScrappyDew!  I used Recollections paper for the base card and just went from there.  Here is my inspiration.
I think that All American Avery is very patriotic!

This is the inside.

That is it for this week.  I can't wait for the start of July.  Crafty Gals Corner Challenges has some fantastic designers joining.  So stay tuned for their debut.  Bright blessings for your best week ever!  Blessings, Jana

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #124 2+ Designer Papers

Gosh, time sure flies when you are crafting.  Time for another challenge.  This week it is use 2+ Designer Papers.  Before I show you what I have created, lets see who our fabulous sponsor(s) are for this week.

Prize:  3 Digital Images

Morgan's Art World

Prize:  # Digital Images

Two great sponsors this week.  Remember friends, please give some love to them.  Without our sponsors there would NOT be a Crafty Gals Corner Challenge.  We LOVE our sponsors!!!

So now on to my project.  This week my image is from Morgan's Art World.  The image is called Kitten at Nap time.  This kitty is just a perfect match of my late kitty Munchkin Forrest.  He was a brute of a cat and could be a great cuddler.  If you would like a list of materials used, just email me or comment and I will get it right to you.

So without further ado...

The front of the card

Close-up of the tag

The inside

The back
The image was a total joy to color.  I let my imagination take me away with all the colorful blankets and quilts.  I actually have a crazy quilt that my mama made.  Quilts are to treasure.  That's it for this week.  Next week I have an early start to 4th of July.  

Bright Blessings, Jana

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Challenge #123 Let's add some flowers

Hello everyone!  This weeks challenge is to add some flowers.  But first let's start with who are our sponsor (s) for this week.

Prize $5 Gift Certificate

Prize:  3 Winners

(1) $10 Gift Certificate

(2) Digital Image

(3) Digital Image

Boy howdy, what a bunch of great prizes for this week.  Make sure you show some love to our sponsors.  They greatly appreciate it.

My project this week is from Digital Delights.  The image is called Ms. Luvvy Owl.  Such a great image and so many options/ideas that can be done with this one.  Here is what I came up with.

This is a thank you card for a birthday present that I received.

I love the way that I popped up the owl with foam dots.  The paper is from DCWV and is called purple petals.  I've had this forever.  Time to use some paper that I have been saving for a rainy day.

Short and sweet this week.  Be back next week with another digital image.  Have your best week ever, bright blessings, Jana

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Challenge #122 Bring on the bling!

It's all about bling for this weeks new challenge.  Gosh it's challenge #122.  Time flies when you are having fun.  1st, let's see who our fabulous sponsor(s) are for this weeks challenge.

Prize:  $15 Gift Certificate

For this weeks challenge I have a digital image called Penguin Love.  I requested the colored version and did a print and cut with my fabulous KNK Zing cutter and MTC (Make The Cut) software.  The minute I saw this image I knew exactly what type of card to make.  (sometimes you just get lucky)  The center step card instructions are available over at Splitcoast Stampers.  The background paper was also provided by The Paper Shelter.  So here is what I came up with...

This is how a center step card is folded

The paper provided by The Paper Shelter

Finally the outside of the card.

Next week is another really fun challenge.  To all the mom's around the United States, A very happy Mothers Day this upcoming Sunday.

Bright blessings for your best week ever, Bright Blessings, Jana

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Challenge #121 Clean and Simple (CAS)

Welcome back to Wednesday my crafty friends.  This weeks challenge is clean and simple (CAS).  But first, lets see who our fabulous sponsor(s) are this week.

$15 Dollar Gift Certificate

3 Digital Images

1 Digital Design

My digital image this week is from Kitty Bee Designs.  It is called Narwhal Love.  Did you know that a Narwhal is called the unicorn of the sea?  Yeppers!  My Narwhals are a little fancy with different colored tooth.  Another fact, the horn on a Narwhal is actually a tooth that grows this way.  Very little supplies were used in this project.  So I think I will just show you what I made.

These are the backs
These are the fronts

This will finish off my birthday card marathon for 2017.  Now on to a friends request for some pretty note cards to send to friends.

Have your very best day ever, Blessings, Jana