Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Challenge #176 Fancy Folds

Hello all.  This weeks post is going to be short but sweet.  First lets see who our sponsor(s) are.

PRIZE:  $15 Dollar Gift Certificate

This fortnights challenge is Fancy Folds.  I found one on  Splitcoast Stampers website.  This is one I have never tried before.  It looks really hard but once you see how this card base it cut, it is super simple to put together.  So here is what I came up with.

This is the card collasped


Back side to write a message

The front

The back

The total card

Well the first mistake I made with this card, I should have taken the pictures with another color background.  Black on black just doesn't cut it.  I will change this with black bases.  The card was super fast and very easy to put together.  Give it a shot!

Thank you so much for visiting. Oh, Oh I promised a picture of my daughters wedding.  Here you go.  It is a day I will cherish forever!  Bright blessings, Jana

Isn't she beautiful.  Her father said she was a princess!  Thank you for looking.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Challenge #175 Anything Fall goes

Hello from my neck of the woods, Oregon.  We made it through one of the worst summers of wildfires in a long time.  Now the trees are turning beautiful fall colors.  That's what our challenge is for this fortnight.  Anything Fall Goes.  First let's take a look at the sponsor(s) for this challenge.

Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

Prize ~ 1 Image Pack

Prize ~ 1 Digital Image

Wow just wow!  Our sponsor(s) are the very best.  These prizes are fabulous.  Make sure you go and leave some love for them.  Remember (yes I harp on this) if we don't suppport our sponsor(s), no Crafty Gals Corner Challenge.  Thanks to all my crafties who do!

On to the example for this fortnights challenge.  I am using a fabulous image from Fabrika Fantasy called Little Witch.  This week I had it kinda easy.  This little witch came pre-colored.  So I scanned it into my SCAL 5 program and did a Print & Cut.  Gosh as much as I love coloring, having a colored image really does help time wise.  So I also tried a new card design.  Found it in my files.  Sorry I can't tell you where.

Here is what I came up with.

This is the card closed

Here it is opened.

The card pattern might be a twisted easel card from SCS.  I think she is cute as a button.  Really a fun card to put together.

Thanks for visiting this fortnight.  I do have some exciting news.  My daughter is getting married next friday.  Actually they are celebrating their 10th anniversary by having a ceremony.  So we are all getting dressed up.  It is at a Vineyard with a lot of big douglas fir trees.  Maybe I will have pictures next blog post.

Bright Blessings, 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Challenge #174 3+Layers

Welcome back.  Have you had time to settle in for fall?  I am getting close to saying the heck what the neighbors say and decorating for Halloween.  It's my favorite time of the year.  But first let me show you who our fantastic sponsor(s) are for the new challenge, 3 or more layers.

Prize:  $5 Gift Certificate

Prize:  2 Digital Images

Prize:  $12 Gift Certificate

WOW!  These sponsors are the best.  Did you see the prizes for this fortnights challenge?  Please Please gang, leave some love.  I say it every week but without the sponsors there really would not be a Crafty Gals Corner Challenge every 2 weeks.  So go visit!

I was really stumped this challenge.  I wanted to create something different than just the usual cards.  I searched through all the cards that I have received through the years.  I came up with this.  But first lets look at the lyrics for this challenge (I wrote down everything I used just for you).

Prismacolor Pencils:
     PC941 Lt. Umber
     PC 1082 Chocolate
     PC945 Sienna Brown
     PC 1014 Deco Pink
     PC 1011 Deco Yellow
     PC 923 Scarlett Lake
     PC 918 Orange

Koh-i-noor Colored Pencils
     495 Brown
     505 Grass Green
UBrands Colored Pencils (Costco)
     Nuts About You

Tools & Accessories
     Tweaser Man Needle Nosed Tweasers
     Cricut Spatula
     Dritz Quilting Ruler
     Dritz Rotary Cutter
     Scraps from the solid and printed file cabinets
     ColorBok-Faded Demin Stack (really old)
     Scotch Spray Adhesive
     The bathroom sink for clean-up

See I really do use the sink!  On to my project.  I have the digital stamp 'Fall Dog' provided by the fantstic company Digital Delights.  I absolutely love using this companies images.  So here is what I came up with using 'Fall Dog' (he has a fall scarf and hat).  (pic heavy)

Here is the front

Here the card is open

This is the back

Overall, I like it but the card design needs more work.  Oh well, we have to try new things to continue to be creative.  Now the next challenge is near the end of the month.  So I would imagine it will be anything goes.  But it's close to October and that means...Halloween!

So glad you dropped by.  Leave a comment if you would.  Bright blessings,

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Crafty Gals Corner challenge #173 Anything Goes

I just took a look at the prizes from our sponsor(s).  Boy howdy, these are really nice.  Hi there!  If it is your first time visiting, welcome!  This is my little corner of the blog-o-sphere.  This fortnights challenge is 'anything goes'.  So I have done something I love doing.  First though, lets see who our fantastic sponsor(s) are. 

PRIZE:  3 Digital Images

PRIZE:  $15 Gift Certificate

PRIZE:  1 digital image used by the design team

PRIZE:  $12 Gift Certificate

Wow, the prizes for this fortnight challenge are spectacular!  Please remember to give some love to our sponsor(s).  Without them, no challenge!  Plain and simple.

For this challenge, I have used a stamp set called 'Kathryns Rainbow' by Stamplorations.  Can't tell you how fun it is to get happy mail.  Love Love Love using these stamps.  They are clear and stamp crisp and clean.  I saw these stamps and immediately thought April 2019 planner spread.  So something I have never shared before.  This is for the first week of April 2019.  Here is what I have designed.

Yep, I went x-large in the pic so you can see the layout.

These are the stamps from Stamplorations.
This is my new planner from The Happy Planner. It says "This is your year".
Gosh, April 2019

First half of the week
Made some storm clouds
Be the RAINBOW in someone else's cloud

I used tissue paper from Costco

This is Kathryn "Keep looking up, there may be a
RAINBOW waiting for you".

Last half of the week, another saying
Some more storms

Kathryn (different coloring)

"Count your RAINBOWS not your thunderstorms".

The full layout!

I love using my planner.  This will be the one for work next year.  Since the big '60' is next year, I splurged and got a gold planner for personal use.  I'm going to decorate up a storm.  

As always, a list of colors and tools used is available.  Just send me an email.

Thank you so much for visiting!  Bright Blessings,

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Crafty Gals Corner #172 Add Ribbon/Bow or both!

In the Willamette Valley of Oregon we have been experiencing smoke from all the wildfires.  This leaves a sickly yellow haze in the air and unhealthy air quality.  So I have been in my Pretty & Posh Paper Palace craft room catching up on my paper crafting. The Crafty Gals Corner Challenge for this fortnight is add a bow/ribbon or both.  But first let's see who our amazing sponsor(s) are for this challenge.

Sign for craft room door,
daughter made the plaque for Christmas 2017.

PRIZE:  The 3 Digital Images used by the DT


PRIZE:  3 Digital Images

My crafty friends, PLEASE leave some love for these sponsor(s).  Remember without our sponsor(s) there would not be a challenge.  Thanks everyone!

Now on too my project.  I am working with a digital image called 'Artist Ellie' from Paper Nest Dolls.
She just jumped out when I was selecting an image a month ago.  Paper Nest Dolls images are fantastic.  So here is what I have created (image heavy).

I popped up Artist Ellie with some foam dots.  The
images says "You Rock-enough said' and its a
Studio G stamp.  The easel is a file from the Gallery in
Make the Cut software.  I exported as a SVG file and cut it
using my Silver Bullet Cutter and SCAL5 software.

This is the inside.  The Pyrite stones I picked up in my travels.

The back of the card.

This card is very special.  It is for a friend that is having a rough patch.  I hope this puts a smile on her face for a little while.  As always, a list of all items used is available.  Just email.

Thank you for visiting.  Leave a comment I love reading them.  See you in 2 weeks.

Bright blessings,

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!