Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Challenge #171 Tropical Colors

Hello all!  I am back for this brand spanking new challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge.  The theme for this fortnights challenge is 'TROPICAL COLORS'.  This could be a colored image or maybe a card.  Your imagination is your guide.  Let's look at who our spectacular sponsor(s) are. 

Prize:  3 Digital Images

All Dressed Up Stamps
Prize:  2 Digital Images

Creative Bug on the Loose
Prize:  5 Digital Images

Have you ever used the wonderful companies digital images?  I happen to love and have worked with all three.  Each company is different in a oh so special way of drawing each image.  Please go check each one out.  The links are above each logo.

This week I am so happy to work with Creative Bug on the Loose.  My image is called "Beach Baby".  Isn't she adorable?  Here is what I have created.

I just love the turquoise and purple together.  I cut some sayings out of kraft and
put them on the card using .25 brads.  I colored with Prismacolors Pencils.

The inside features another cut out from a beach themed kraft paper and the sentiment
is from Stampin up.  

I just feel that any of my card just aren't complete without
something on the back.

I have a list of all the colors I have used and the papers.  If you would like to see it just email me at  Thank you for following along.  Since not one person entered my give-away during the last challenge, I think I will try again after school starts.  

Bright blessings for a great 2 weeks!  


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Challenge #170 Christmas in July

Yippee!  Christmas in July is here.  I think just about all challenge blogs have a Christmas in July challenge.  Crafty Gals Corner Challenge isn't alone.  So your creation for this fortnights challenge must be Christmas themed.  But first, let's see who your fantastic sponsor(s) are for the special challenge.

Scrap and Dippity
PRIZE:  3 ~ Digital Images

PRIZE:  2 ~ Digital Images

Bugaboo Stamps
PRIZE: $12 Gift Certificate

Are you seeing what I am seeing?  3 FABULOUS sponsors for this fortnights challenge.  Remember if we didn't have sponsors we wouldn't have a challenge.  Please go show some love!!!

For the past couple of blog posts, I keep telling myself to list the supplies and colors for my projects.  Here are the lyrics...

Spectrum Noir Markers~FS4, EB2, TN3, FS1 & BG2 (face colors)

Prismacolor Colored Pencils ~ 923, 918, 915, 910, 1008, 903, 901, 1017, 1003 & 904

Supplies used ~ Silver Bullet 24" Pro cutter, SCAL5, Rotary cutter, Needle Nosed Tweesers, ATG, Aleens Tacky Glue, DCWV, American Crafts and some I don't have the faintest idea where or who made it papers, Sparkle Pens from Costco & most important Mountain Chill radio station and Frappe Freeze drink mix from Costco (to keep me on track of course).  I am sure there are many other supplies but I can't seem to recall them.

On to my creation for this challenge.  My image is from Rick St. Dennis and is called Star Pixies Trio.  I absolutely love his designs.  So here is what I came up with.

Remember the carol Deck the Halls, look at each pixie's hat.

Here is the top inside.

The sentiment.  2 very old Stamp'in Up stamps probably 2009.
I try to always decorate the back!

Now for a surprise!   How about a contest!  I would love to give away something for someone.  I buy stuff all the time I think would make a good prize.  So lets clean out the treasure chest some.  All you have to do is like  my facebook page Then come back to the blog and tell me what my favorite radio station is. Have to read the blog post to find out.   Leave the answer in the comments here on the blog.  I will use to pick a winner at the end of this challenge.  Just something fun for Christmas In July.  

So that's it for this challenge.  Spread the word about the contest please.  Haven't the faintest idea what the prize(s) will be but it will be over $10.  Take care in this heat wave.  Bright blessings my friends,

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Challenge #169 'Red, White and Blue'

First of all, to all my American friends, HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!  May your celebration be super fantastic!

On to the blog, but of course I need to tell you about our sponsor(s) for this fortnights challenge.

Sparkle N Sprinkle
PRIZE:  $15 gift certificate

PRIZE: 3 Digital Images

Image result for decosse dynamite doodles

PRIZE:  1 of 5 sets offered by the sponsor

Are you interested in digital sentiments, papers and other embellishments? How about a badge made especially for your blog? If these are items you are interested in, you are going to want to check out D├ęcosse's Dynamite Doodles. My name is Lisa and with over 200+ posts of freebies to choose from, and new ones added often, I just might have what you are looking for. Along with the freebies I offer, I also create blog badges, watermarks and digital Scrapbooking Kits. I also sponsor a number of challenge blogs throughout the year and it is my absolute pleasure to have the opportunity to sponsor the Crafty Gals Corner Challenge Blog!
If you have the time, I'd love for you to pop by and visit me. There is always inspiration to be found among my many different features. Come and take a look--I hope you have a blast!

WOW!  Such a great group of sponsors this week.  Remember gang to visit and show some love.

This week I am very lucky to work with DecossesDynamiteDoodles.  Such a wonderful place!  Lisa is great to work with and has a lot of sets available.  I am using Spirit of Balloon Papers & Celebration Kit by Decosse's Dynamite Doodle.  What a great set.  The background printed perfectly and this set also had a variety of sentiments to choose from.  So this is going to be picture heavy so here we go!

I wanted to show you my cutters and Gemini.
I have them in my bay window.

This is my Silver Bullet Pro 24" cutter.  Can't live without
this machine.

I am making an Eclipse card.  The letters are cut out of the special paper you have choosen (see pic below, upper right)  Then you have to make layers to pop up your saying.  I am cutting 7 layers out of tag board.  Hope you can see it.

Tag board cut for seven layers to pop up each letter.

Cutting leftovers.

Here are the letters ready to be glued together.

Gluing everything together.

On vellum I printed out the sentiment on my laser printer.
Next I foiled it using my Foil Master.

Here are the layers to add
to the front. 

Front of Card

Showing the layers

The inside sentiment

Larger pic so you can actually see it.

The final product!

I certainly hope you liked my mini tutorial.  Make sure that you go visit DecossesDynamiteDoodles.  It was a pleasure working with Lisa!  Now coming up in 2 weeks is a surprise.  But think Santa and the saying Christmas in July!

Take care, enjoy celebrating the 4th.  Bright Blessings, Jana

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Challenge #168 Anything Goes!

It's here.  It's here.  No not the new phone book (Steve Martin 'the nerd').  It's time for a new fortnight challenge over on Crafty Gals Corner Challenge!  This challenge is anything goes.  I have a very pretty project to give you some inspiration.  But first, I have to tell you about our sponsor(s) for this challenge.

PRIZE:  2 Digital Images &
2 Coordinating paper sets.

PRIZE:  The 3 digital images used by
our design team.

PRIZE:  $15 dollar gift certificate.

I have to say, we have the best sponsors around.  They are so generous to provide images and prizes for the entries we receive for our challenges.  If you get a chance please go show some love on the links above.  

Now it's time for my creation for this week.  My image is from Twinkle Lane Designs.  It is called Digital Daisy Stamp Clipart.  I have to say, this image is a dream to work with.  It printed on Georgia Pacific 110# Bright White card stock perfectly.  I made sure to write down all the Prismacolor Pencils I used and promptly lost my list.  If you need it just ask.

So here is my inspiration for this fortnights challenge...

Take a closer look and you can see the shading on the daisies.
The yellow paper you see is available from Twinkle Lane Designs.
A beautiful sunny yellow.
I thought that this stamp was appropriate,  "to be happy for life, plant a garden.

Well that is all I have for this fortnight challenge.  The next challenge will be in July.  Maybe some Christmas in July might be in order?  Never know...

So until then, bright blessings, Jana

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Challenge #167 The colors of summer!

Hello my crafty friends.  Are you ready for another challenge brought to you by Crafty Gals Corner Challenges?  If you are, then let's get this party started.  Oops, forgot to mention our fabulous sponsor(s) for this fortnights challenge.  Let's take a look...

Prize:  2 Digital Images

Prize:  2 Digital Images

Prize:  2 Digital Images

Prize: 4 Digital Designs

I hope that you thank our sponsors each challenge.  Without their wonderful support, we would not have any challenges at all.  Show some love!

This fortnight I have an image from Conie Fong. Her little 'Elle Elephant' is just adorable.  For this challenge I have used bright green and hot pink as my summer colors.  Here is what I came up with.

Here is Elle with her bouquet.  Pls click on the pic and look at this little girl elephant.
Here is the inside.  More summer colors.
This is the left hand inside.  Love the flower accent.

The right side.

The back of the card.

Just remember gang, if you have any questions about anything I create just send me an email.  I will try to answer ASAP.  Have a wonderful time celebrating Fathers Day on the 17th of June.  I will see you again on the 20th of June.  Bright blessings, Jana

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Challenge #166 "Anything Goes"

Hey gang!  So happy that you could spend a few minutes with me.  This weeks challenge is anything goes.  I'll let you in on a little secret, the last challenge for the month is almost always anything goes. So lets get cracking.  On too our fabulous sponsors for this fortnight.  

Prize:  $13 Gift Certificate

Prize:  3 Digital Images

Prize:  $10 Gift Certificate

Oh my golly gracious, those are fabulous prizes this week.  Please visit our sponsors and give them some love!  They greatly appreciate it.
Now my digital image is from Fabric Fantasy and is called 'Cute Zebra 1'.  This image caught my eye immediately.  I knew that a new little one was going to be arriving very soon.  So why not get the card for my gift done early.  It's colored using Prismacolors.  I also used my Gemini and some wonderful dies that came with the machine.  So here is what i came up with.

I have a tiny punch that makes these baby bottles.  Then I decided to make
his name using black contact paper.  The letters are 1/8 in height.
Just a very simple inside.
The back of the card.  New image for the saying
on the back.

That is my project for this week.  I had a lot of fun making this card for Corrick (it's Irish).  

Please please be super careful this weekend.  Memorial day is for honoring our men who have been killed in conflict, besides decorating graves.  Take a few minutes and give a thank you for what they gave their lives for.  Our freedom!

Bright blessings, Jana