Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge # 151 'Anything Goes'

Welcome to my blog.  So happy that you could take some 'me' time and come visit.  This weeks challenge is 'Anything Goes'.  I have chosen an image from a great sponsor.  So first let me introduce the sponsor(s) for this week.

Prize:  $15 Gift certificate

I just have to tell you, go visit Sparkle N Sprinkle!  What a fantastic company and their images are fantastic.  Sparkle N Sprinkle have images to suit any occasion!

Now this week, I have used the image Flying Birthday Girl.  This image was so fun to create with.  I wanted to make a birthday card for a dear friend.  This was just perfect.  So let me show you what I created.  

Isn't she wonderful!

With envelope
The inside
Back of the card.

This card was quick and easy (Christmas Time is always busy).  I am sure that she will get a big kick out of this card.   

Thats it for this week.  I'll be back on December 13, 2017 for another creation!  
Bright Blessings, Jana

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

' Thankful' Challenge #149

This time of year I get to thinking about things/moments that are in the past.  I remember great big family dinners with cousins, aunts and uncles.  I remember and still crave my Auntie Francis's homemade dinner rolls.  She had to make special pans for us kids to eat right out of the oven with plenty of butter.  So this week is your chance to be 'Thankful".  It could be gatherings of family, not having to drive this year or anything you want.  So dream up something you are thankful for.  Before I show you what I came up with; lets see who our sponsor(s) are for this week.

Prize: 2 Digital Images

Prize:  2 Digital Images

Holy moly, two of my favorite sponsors this week.  If you can, go visit and leave some love.  My image this week is 3 Autumn Girls by All Dressed Up.  All of their images are crisp and clean and they import to a cutter program like SCAL4 or MTC beautifully.  I am very thankful for my great girlfriends.  We might not have gotten together for a long time, but when we do it's like we just talked yesterday.  So this is for Dolores and Carolyn.  Love you ladies.

I just love how this card came out.

Now I just have to make another card and I can send one to each of my girlfriends.  I am also thankful for all of you that come and visit each week.  It makes me feel honored. 

Be back in two weeks.  Off the top of my head I don't know what the challenge is but it's almost Christmas.  Stay Tuned!!!

Blessings, Jana

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Challenge #147 Harvest Colors Crafty Gals Corner challenge

I am writing this as little munchkins are traveling the streets looking for treats.  I LOVE Halloween!  I have since I was a kid myself.  Dressing up and pretending to be someone or thing is to this day something I enjoy.  So it is NO surprise that this weeks challenge is Harvest Colors.  But as always, lets see who our fantastic sponsor(s) are for this week.

Prize:  3 Digital Images

Have you recently looked at Morgans Art World shop?  It is simply amazing.  So many beautiful images to color.  I always get lost in creating cards in my head and want to purchase everything!  So THANK YOU Morgans Art World for being our sponsor this week.

So this week I have a image called Fae 37.  It's a mandala with a faery in the center and a beautiful border of leaves and flowers.  I colored the image using Sivo Vivid Colored Pencils.  Then cut out the circle and edged with gold ink.  The background is a paper I found years ago at Tuesday Morning.  It is a ColorBok product.  Next I rounded the corners of the background paper.  I had some left over leaves and trimmed them down.  Glued each leaf down.  I used some window foam that you use to block a draft to lift up the mandala.  It's sticky on one side only so I still needed to use my ATG.  Smacked that baby down found a sparkle for a corner and that's it.  Here is the finished product!

My Harvest Color Challenge inspiration!
Thank you so much for visiting.  The Crafty Gals team will be back on November 18 with another fabulous challenge.  So Happy Halloween!  Bright blessings, Jana

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Challenge # 145 Use Halloween Colors

Welcome back to the wonderful world of Rhapsody on Paper.  Home of the Crafty Belles team for Crafty Gals Corner Challenge.  I have another creative inspiration for the week.  First though, lets see who our fabulous sponsor(s) are for this challenge. 

Prize:  3 Digital Images

Make sure that you show some love to our sponsor this week.  Without sponsors, there would be no Crafty Gals Corner Challenges each week.  So thank you OddBall Art Company!!!

My image this week is Tiffany the Terrible.  I don't think she is so terrible.  She was a joy to color.  Since the challenge is use Halloween colors, I used tradition colors and more modern colors.  So here is my inspiration for this week.

The front of the card

The inside

This weeks post is short but sweet.  Make sure you check out the amazing entries on the challenge blog.  Hope that your week is the best week ever!

Bright blessings, Jana

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Challenge #143 'Add a bat'.

It's that time of year, and time for decorating the house for Halloween.  For the past 39 years I have made sure that Halloween was up by Oct. 5th.  That is my daughters birthday.  So the tradition continues!

For this weeks creation our challenge is too add a bat.  How fun is this!!  But first, let me tell you about this weeks sponsor(s).


Prize:  3 Digital Images

What a great sponsor!  I love working with these images.  Some are simple some are complex.  But all of them make me smile.  Head on over and show them some love.

This challenge I selected a very cute image called Lil Witch and Kitty.  Being that I send out a lot of Halloween cards I made 4 of them (and each one is a different color).  Here is what I came up with.

Here is the first one.  See the hair and the kitties ear and tail match!

Set one

Set two

The inside of each card
The back of each card.

I still need to make some envelopes.  I think I have a grand total of 30 Halloween cards.  Yeah Me!
Now I need to get busy designing some new Christmas cards.

Thanks so much for coming over and visiting for a little while.  If you have any questions please shoot me a message.  

Have your best week ever!!!  Jana

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Challenge #141 'FANCY FOLDS' with CGCC and team Crafty Belles

Hello, hello, hello!!!   So glad to have you come and visit my blog in the blog-a-sphere.  This weeks challenge is FANCY FOLDS.  So what in the heck does that mean?  Well as an example, an easel card would be considered a fancy fold.  But first, let me tell you about our absolutely fabulous sponsor(s) for this weeks challenge.

The Paper Nest Dolls

$20 Dollar Gift Certificate

Lia Stampz

2 images the DT has used

Sparkle n Sprinkle

$15 gift certificate

Wow, 3 incredible sponsors.  Please go and give them some love.  Without sponsors  there would not be a Crafty Gals Corner Challenges.  We LOVE our sponsors!!!

I wanted to do a center step card for my fancy fold.  So off to Splitcoast Stampers.  This is a wonderful resource for anything related to card making.  Go check them out.  So this week I have an image called Stella Dear Santa by Sparkle N Sprinkle.   I like traditional Christmas cards but they are NOT my style.  I like a Christmas card that will make you laugh!  So here is my creation...

This is the front on view.

Here is the side view to show you the fancy folds.

That's it for this week.  Now the Crafty Belles Team is off next week so we will see you again on October 4, 2017.  October 5 is my DD birthday and I usually make something for her.  So expect a couple of posts over at Have Colors, Be Happy!  This is my other blog.  Please come on over and see what the heck I am up to now!

Bright Blessings and Happy Fall

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Challenge #139 Favorite Colors with the Crafty Belles

Welcome to my blog.  So happy your found your way here.  This weeks challenge is Favorite Colors.  But I have a problem, I really don't have a favorite color.  I LOVE all colors and the brighter the better.  So for this weeks challenge I have used bright and shiny colors in my creations.  But first lets see who our fabulous sponsor(s) are.


I am a very big fan of Beccys Place.  Her images are beautiful and some very humorous.  Stop on over and share some love.

Now for my creation, I have used a Beccys Place image called Disco Fever.  This is such a fun image and is useful for many occasions.  But I used the image for a set of birthday cards.  So here it is...

4 birthday cards

better look

two more


Even the back is decorated!

This is what I have been up to lately.  I do really like the way the set turned out.  You can never have enough birthday cards.  Now Scrappy Gals has next weeks challenge and then my team the Crafty Belles will be back.  So for now, Bright Blessings and have your best week ever!  Jana

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Challenge #137 Punches and/or Dies by the Crafty Belles

Hello everyone!  First I want to say that I was in the zone of totality for the full solar eclipse.  What an amazing event.  I watched it all standing outside of my house with a welding helmet on.  When the sun hit totality, I was crying like a baby.  I will never forget that moment.

So for this week we have a great and fun challenge.  You have to use Punches and/or dies.  Would you believe that until just recently I didn't have a manual die cutting machine.  Well, Tuesday Morning got some more of my money.  They had a Grand Calibre on sale and I snatched one up.  I have been collecting dies ever since.  First though, lets see who our sponsor(s) is for this weeks fun challenge...

Prize:  3 Digital Images

Now on to my creation.  My image is Calavera Rose.  She is absolutely gorgeous!  So many possibilities with this image.  I used a set of dies from Spellbinders called Splendid Circles.

Yes another Tuesday Morning find!

Here are the dies in a close-up shot.

So here is what I came up with.  The card turned out so pretty I may not put any captions on it.  It is a 4.25 by 5.50 card with the fold on top.  Here is my creation...

The front of my card.  I Love the pink paper.

The inside of the card.

Here is a close-up of Calavera Rose.

I had so much fun this week.  Now the Crafty Belles will be back in two weeks with another fun and fabulous challenge.  See you soon.  Bright blessings, Jana

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