Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas one and all!

Just a quick post to let you know that I am wishing each and everyone of you the best for Christmas and New Years!

If the blog seems bland it is because I am in the process of designing my own template rather then using the free one that I had.  So in the next few post you may see many changes or I might just get lucky and settle on a design fairly quickly.  

Bright Blessings, Jana

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Merry Christmas to all!

First, let me wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas!!!

We are having our Christmas a few days early.  My DIL is traveling out of town on Monday, so we just decided that Christmas would be early this year.  My DD will come home for Christmas day and we shall play with our Christmas gifts and eat another fantastic meal.

Today's project is a little different.  It's not a doozie or a card.  I have an artifical Christmas tree that is 9 feet tall.  But what I miss is the smell of a REAL Douglas fir.  Living in Oregon, we always have a wonderful selection of trees.  But gosh dang it, I MISS THE SMELL!!!!!  Costco had their wreaths on clearance and I picked one up for the inside.  (there is a wreath on the outside of the front door already)  It's big and full but it did not have any decorations.  I thought to myself, "Self, you have over 100+ ScrappyDew files, lets make some decorations."  I used the Christmas Bulbs 2012 file  I also used some DCWV Glitter paper stack.  I cut out the ornaments with Zenith and put them together.  Then I went searching high and low for my laminator made by PurpleCows.  After spending quite a while, I found it in the window seat storage area in my craft room.  So I heated it up and laminated the ornaments so that I could use them another year.  The snowflakes can be found with the Snowmen in the Christmas package in the ScrappyDew Vault. So without further ado.....

I want to wish and thank everyone for your comments and shares.  Each one means the world to me.  MERRY CHRISTMAS and a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

Bright blessings, Jana

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Let it snow!

My friend and design team leader sent me this animated photo of my card from the last blog post.  HOW CUTE IS THIS!!!!

Michelle, thank you so much!  I just love this.  Where I live in Oregon, we might get above freezing for the first time in 7 days.  Come on 35+ degrees.  Of course that is after the freezing rain on Thursday morning.  I am so DONE with this weather.  It's pretty but just to danged cold.  Take care everyone and stay was warm as possible!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Oh the weather outside is...

Well the winter blast has came and is having an extended visit here in Oregon.  DH and I are nice and cozy and I think I have finally decided on a design from ScrappyDew to use for my Christmas Cards.  (gosh, maybe i won't be sending them in january)  The file can be found at in the vault members area.  Now of course I had to spruce it up a bit.  For the ends of the scarf, I used some embroidery floss, and for the eyes I used some black sticky gems.  Since it is out, I used some wide Christmas wrapping ribbon down the side of the card.  All the papers are scraps and do you see it?  The dreaded glitter paper is the snowman.  (hint:  using my KNK Zing force is 135, speed 9 and 2 passes)  So here is what I have came up with.

I think that it's pretty cute.  I will make 10 cards with envelopes with this pattern.  Then there are a couple more snowmen patterns that I will use (10 in each set) to complete the total of 40 cards (a few extra to start me off for my bazaar next year).  When making batches of cards, I cut all my pieces and create an assembly line and put them together.  I cut all the envelopes in once session.  (it's just the way my mind works)

Since we don't get snow like this very often, I thought I would share a pic from outside my living room window.  It sure is pretty but tonight we are expecting a low of "0~F".  It's really cold (coldest temps in 20 years) and thank goodness for natural gas to heat with.  

So thankful that I have a warm home, loving hubby, kids and kitties, plenty of food and LOVE!  From my home to yours, have a blessed Yule!

Bright blessings, Jana

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Just skating by!

Welcome back!  I sincerely hope that your Thanksgiving holiday was perfect!  Now what to do with all the left overs?  I did something a little different this year.  I cooked a turkey breast instead of a whole turkey.  It was so much simpler.  I don't have a great track record with big birds.  As much as I keep track of the temp, my birds always come out not quite done by the bone.  So I decided that a turkey breast was the way to go.  IT WAS FANTASTIC!!!!!  I got it at Costco back in October.  It was Foster Farms and it was pre-brined in a herb solution.  I will get more and throw them in the freezer for later.  At least I don't have turkey for Christmas.  We do a big honking piece of Salmon.  So now on to today's post.

Last week I asked for help with cutting the danged glitter paper.  FYI, I got it to cut finally by using 125 force and 2x cuts with my Zenith Zing. (Zenith Zing is a electronic die cutting machine you can find here  But, Michelle recommended that I get some DCWV glitter paper.  I did buy some but haven't cut it yet (so much for getting my Christmas cards done and out the door before 12-1-13).   Today's project is for a very special friend.  We have been friends since we were 12 (holy cow! that's over 40 years!).  She has always liked polar bears.  I have used the Ice Skating Polar Bears file from ScrappyDew's website .  The lyrics are:  Paper is Recollection scraps, the dang gummed glitter paper from H-E double hockey sticks, sparkles from Crystal Stickers and finally the Merry Christmas stamp is one I got somewhere, who knows.  I used my old stand-by easel card pattern. So here is my creation...

She will see it here first, but sweetie it's in the mail!  

Thanks so much for coming over today.  Next week I hope to have an outdoor Christmas project to share with you.

Bright blessings for a wonderful week, Jana

Saturday, November 16, 2013


Welcome back to another episode of Rhapsody On Paper.  I'm so excited that you could stop by and take a look at my newest creation.  For this weeks episode, we are traveling to the wild west. ScrappyDew has several patterns that are just the ticket for a wild west theme for your card/scrapbook layouts.  This week I have used the Scrappy Wild West pattern and for the inside of the card I have used Bear Clowns 2013 I wanted to create a card for a boy that was fun and colorful.  I do have to say that my scrap selections are dwindling.  The paper I used was so thoughtfully passed on to me by a dear friend (with a whole bunch of other items that I have fallen in LOVE with, thanks honey so much!).  Here are the front and inside of my little cowboy birthday card.

I used some 3-d foam dots under the cowboy to add more dimension and a little bit of the sticker ribbon that was included in the craft items recently passed my way.  All in all I think for a little boy card it turned out very nice.  (yes I still have a hard time with 'male' cards)  

So I hope that this gets your creative mojo kick started.  Next week I will have for you a girly girly card filled with sparkle and bling.  Thanks so much for visiting.  

Wishing very bright blessing to you and yours,  Jana

Monday, November 11, 2013

Monday morning catch up!

Monday morning catch up, what the heck is she doing?  Besides making cards and doozies for ScrappyDew (which I love doing), I have a few other projects that I would love to share.  Just some of my attempts to be creative.  I do have to warn you that this post is really heavy in pics.

DDs birthday is the first week of October.  Since she is not into Barbies and Cabbage Patch Kids anymore (she would beg to differ) I have in the past few years tried to make her something homemade from mom besides playing bingo and buffet at the casino.  This year I found a daily planner at Ross on clearance.  I loved the planner but wanted to alter the covers.  So this is my 1st attempt at altered art.  I used my Zing cutter and a lot of K& Co. papers.  The Faeries that you see are photo copies of ones I bought a few years back at Tuesday Morning.  So here are some pics of the project.
Original planner

Faerie Ladies

Back inside cover

Front inside cover

Front Cover of completed planner
This was a challenging project.  Each of those little holes were measured and cut using my Zing.  I did save this file for future reference.  Just to let you know, I think that she really liked it.

Next is a sweet birthday card that I threw together.   I was really pleased how it developed and went together so quickly. 

Now the next few pictures are of projects for various loved ones.  (we're almost done playing catch up)

New home 

Anniversary card

Thank you


These were my Halloween cards this year
So that's what I have been up to.  I think that catches up all the projects for the past 2 months.  Thank you so much for visiting today.  This coming Saturday we will be back to posting for ScrappyDew (unless I have another project screaming to get out)

Bright Blessings and see ya Saturday!!!  Jana

Saturday, October 26, 2013



It's that time of year again.  The ghosties and ghoulies are starting to stir.  My home is decorated with all the Halloween Doozies.  I have candy and Playdoh to give out to the little ones that hopefully will come and visit me this upcoming Thursday.  (dagnabit, last year I only had 8, so this year better be better)

So excited that you could join me for the FINAL DOOZIE of the Halloween season.  My daughter-in-law teaches at our local community college.  I thought that her office door would be a perfect place for a large doozie!  She is teaching A/P this term and I thought that zombies would be just the right pattern.  Of course,Scrappy Dew had just the perfect file!  I used mostly Recollections paper/scraps and I have some really spooky paper from a DCWV Stack that I bought in 2012.  Now this is a BIG DOOZIE, it is 14" x 22".  (this was so much easier on my old eyes) For the background, I split one sheet of the 12 x 12 paper so that I could frame the poster board that I used instead of card stock.  (i thought it should have some extra omph! since it's stuck to a door)  I used printed scraps for the zombie clothing and I had to get some bling on it, so there is a beautiful sparkling full moon.  So here it is....

Halloween Door DOOZIE

The office door picture she sent me.

This project was so fun to put together.  I think she got a big kick out of mom making her a DOOZIE.  Gosh that's it for Halloween 2013.  I just want to say THANK YOU!  You have followed and left comments since we started on this adventure back in August.  I greatly appreciate all the feedback.  

So for now, Happy Halloween and bright blessings for Sanhaim, Jana

Saturday, October 19, 2013

It's another DOOZIE!!

Oh what a beautiful Saturday here in Oregon!  The air has a nice crisp feel/smell to it.  So glad that you came to visit for a spell!

The month of October is very busy around our house.  My daughters birthday is the first week.  I asked her if she would like anything special for her birthday.  (i set myself up for this every year)  She has a small space in her office at work that she wanted a mini DOOZIE for Halloween.  So of course, I headed to ScrappyDew to look for a file I thought she might enjoy.  This is the one I picked.  It's called Witch 2013 and here is the link  Now I happen to love Halloween and all the decorations and customs.  (it's possible that i enjoy it just as much as Christmas)
So as with any good DOOZIE, it had to have jewels and sparkle.  So my lovelies, here is what I came up with.

I think this really turned out spooktacular!  She really was tickled pink and thought that the small space she had would be perfect.  It has just the right amount of glitter (and so does the studio and house).  Of couse my DIL saw this and she wanted a big DOOZIE for her office door (she teaches AP @ the local and works as a veterinarian)  I will show off what I created for her on next weeks post.

Do you have a few more minutes?  I would love to share the birthday card I made for my daughter.  I had bought some napkins at the dollar store a while back.  They are Mardi Gras themed.  (i loved the colors)  I felt that the napkin was to thin so I backed the part I wanted to use on black card stock.  Found some jewels and some feathers to complete the mask.  I took a paper doily, colored it with ink and then used some shiny embossing powder on it.  Grabbed my stamps and made the medallion for the Celebrate.  (now this whole process took about 3 days)  Have you found when you are working on a very special project, that you take extra time to complete it?  This card overall took me a week!  Very aspect had to be just right. So here is the final card....what do you think?


I really love the play of colors and the sparkle.  Overall, very pretty card and the most important of all is that she loved it.  Mid-week, I will have a post about an altered art project that I created.  It was a mess but I took plenty of pictures to show you what I did.

Wow!  I sure enjoyed visiting with you.  We have to get together more often, I have a bunch of new posts to get done (8+ Samhain cards done and 8 more to go).
So for now, bright blessings!!!!!  Jana

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Pumpkin Patch Cutie

Hello and welcome back to my little neck of the blogosphere.

This spring our neighborhood was blessed with a new addition.  My neighbors across the street had a little boy.  He is cute as a button!  His parents have recieved my cards for holidays for a couple of years now.  So I thought it was appropriate that I send little one his own card for Halloween. (of course he being only 6 months won't get it BUT his parents will)  So of course, I turned to ScrappyDew for a cute file called Pumpkin Patch Baby 2012  I used all scraps again and most Recollections paper.  Here is how it turned out.

I did put glitter on the card, but since little one is so little, mama won't let him at it.  Now next year, no glittler at all.  Safety first!!!  (i make so many adult cards that I need to remind myself )  I love the Halloween paper that I made the envelope out of.  Just fits.  

Just a short and sweet post today.  Next week I will have a couple of mini doozies to share that I have made for my daughters work places.

Have a wonderful rest of Saturday and see ya next week.

Bright blessings, Jana

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Mom, can you make me....

Hello Hello Hello, so glad that you could pop by!

What mom hasn't heard the phrase, 'Mom, can you make me...'.  I got a call from my darling daughter asking if I would please make a going away card that 50+ people from her office could sign.  One of her co-workers at the Girl Scouts of America office is going back to school at Cambridge University for her masters degree.  So I started thinking....

First off I knew that I had the Girl Scouts 2013 from ScrappyDew
pattern file I could use.  But I was stumped as to what else to put on the card.  So I fretted, but then the lightblub suddenly came on.  She is traveling so maybe a jet plane and some luggage.  ScrappyDew to the rescue!!!  I had in my files the Vacation Plane 2013 file that would just fit the bill. 

So now you have the lyrics.  I used the girl scout with the cookie boxes.  I removed the cookie boxes and put luggage and a passport in her hands instead.  Next I photocopied my map of Oregon and used that for background paper.  I made the jet plane and positioned it so it's leaving Oregon.  So here is the front.

The card is 8"x8" and I knew that I needed extra pages for good luck wishes. So I cut a 12x12 in half, and made 4 extra pages.  Punched holes in the center and made a small book.  Then I decorated the last two pages to make it special for the gal that is leaving.  Here is the inside.

I think on such short notice the card came out really nice.  I was told by my DD that she just loved it!  

I just have to say thank goodness for ScrappyDew.  I know, I know, you say that every time.  But gang, I really believe this.  ScrappyDew has amazing files that can be mixed and matched in hundreds of ways to come up with exactly what you want to make.  Next week, I have a card for a new neighbor of mine that is just adorable.  Bonus is that it is a Halloween card!  

One last bit, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY DARLING DAUGHTER!  I love you so very much, punkin.....

Bright blessings, Jana

Saturday, September 21, 2013

A Groovy Anniversary!

It's so nice to be back, I've really missed you all.  Today I have an anniversary card for a couple that are near and dear to my heart.  This is their 2nd anniversary and I really wanted to make something special for them.  Last Halloween they dressed up as hippies for a party.  Well wouldn't ya know it, ScrappyDew had a pattern called Grovy Palz 2012 that I could use.  Here is the link I think I did a pretty good job!  Of course all the parts were made of scraps.  Let me know what you think!

I found scraps that I thought were far-out and these fit the bill.  This card was really fun to create.  The patterns that ScrappyDew designs can usually be used for just about any occasion.  

Quickly, let me tell you about the surprise party.  The gentleman's daughter was in charge of everything.  Well I don't know how she did it, but she put two different dates on the invitations.  So I was getting together a car pool for the party and come to find out it was Sept. 7th NOT the coming 14th.  I could not believe it.  So I sent the card with hubby to hand deliver and apologize for our not attending.  Come to find out, the daughter went shopping on the day of the party and forgot about it.  No one was at the address to let the guests in.  So it was a fiasco all around.  But the fishing card did make it to the birthday boy!

Thanks so much for visiting with me today.  Not quite sure what will be on tap for the next project so you will just have to be surprised (I will be too!)

Bright blessings, Jana

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Shhhhhhh.....It's a surprise!

Hi there!  I am so glad you could stop by today!  Hope your weekend is going fantastic!  In my studio this week, I have created a birthday card for a dear friend of my husbands.  He is having a surprise birthday party next Saturday.  His daughter requested that all cards be related to fishing and that each guest dress up in his/hers best fishing regalia.  Haven't came up with what I am going to wear yet but I DID make a really cute card  (thank goodness for ScrappyDew pattern files, saved my bacon once again).  So here is the link to the file that I used  The file is named Gone Fishing 2011.  There isn't any lyrics with this card as every bit of it is scraps.  Great scraps but none the less scraps.  Just cut it out using my Zenith Zing and slapped this card together.  Easy peasy!  So here is what I came up with...

Did you catch the phrase?  Good things come to those who bait!  LOVE IT!  I think that the fisherman getting this will be pleased.  OK, now on to another subject.

It's not offically fall yet and I am already starting to nest.  I do this each year. Get the windows done, change the decor from summer to fall in the house.  Well this year I wanted to cozy up the studio.  (i see all these beautiful studios with cabinets galore, and to tell ya the truth i get very envious)  So a little sprucing up was in order.  Bought a curtain rod at Walmart for $3 and put it up.  Found the curtains at a neighbors garage sale for 50 cents a couple of weeks ago. The signs on the wall were Dollar Store finds many moons ago.  I collect glass orbs (sometimes also called Witch Balls) So here is what I came up with (click on the pics they are easier to see). 

So for under $6 bucks I changed the studio into an area I will be happy to create and nest in this fall/winter.  (have to admit that I change things around all the time)

So that's it for this week.  I am taking off next Saturday for the surprise party but will be back the following Saturday with an anniversary card that is still evolving on my desk.

Take care and bright blessings, Jana

Saturday, August 31, 2013


Good afternoon everyone.  First I would like to say how much it means to me to have you visiting and leaving comments these past 5 weeks.  Today is the BIG day!  The DOOZIE of a project is complete.  Before I show you how all the elements came together, here are the lyrics to all the files used:

I used the following files:
  • Silly Halloween Palz 2012
  • Happy Haunting Palz 2012
Through using up almost all of my scraps and the big yellow paper disaster (i still do not like yellow paper), having hands that are rough and have paper cuts I believe that this project is the BEST!  I have a beautiful project that I can use for Halloween and Thanksgiving! (just a warning that this is pic heavy

 So without further ado....THE DOOZIE REVEAL

During the week, I made the banner.  I used the basic shapes and gallery from Make The Cut.  It was all cut on Recollections paper.  Then at the points I put in groments and threaded through bright orange 1/4" ribbon.  For a first banner it turned out nice!  

Here are the elements of the mantel close up.

So there you have it!  The DOOZIE of a project is complete.  I had a lot of fun and some problems along the way.  But that is what crafting is all about.  Trial and error is what helps us become better crafters. 

That's it for this project.  I am working on a few cards, a crochet project and I really need to settle on a design for the 30+ Christmas cards I need to send out starting late November.  Thank you all for following along and remember if you have comments or questions, feel free to leave a message.

Very Bright Blessings, Jana

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Not so Haunted House and a suprise!

Hello and welcome to week 4 of the DOOZIE of a project.  Just a little background before I show you my project for this week.  I am very lucky to live in a city that has an abundance of historical homes.  We have Italianate, Victorian, Bungalow and Sears.  They have all been painstakingly painted to represent the colors of the era they were built.  So when it was time for this weeks project, I couldn't just make a black haunted house.  NOOOOO, I wanted a painted lady.  The roof is embossed card stock and all the other colors are Recollections scraps.  Here is the link to the ScrappyDew file called Happy Hauntings.  Without further ado, here is my haunted house.

Well, next week is Labor Day!  On Saturday I will show you how all these projects look when placed together.  

Just a little side note, my city has a hot air balloon festival each year.  This year I decided that I didn't want to get up at 5:30am and go to the field where the balloons launch.  (yes, I want to sleep in my old age)  You will not believe what happened.  At 8:01am I wake up to the sound that only a balloon makes.  I was thinking that they must just be going over the house like usual.  Nooooooooo!  A beautiful balloon had lost the wind and was landing in my DRIVEWAY!  So the balloon came to me this year instead.  The pilot gave teathered rides to all the neighborhood children.  It was a spontaneous block party!  A wonderful time commenced and the pilot and crew brought the balloon down on a tarp covered street.  Wow what an adventure.  Here is a couple of photos.....

The balloon is just touching down!

Ahhhhh, a safe landing!

So my Saturday is a total sucess!  I hope you will join me next week to see the finale of the DOOZIE of a project!

Bright blessings, Jana

Saturday, August 17, 2013

A Summer Birthday card.

I love to make birthday cards.  Big, small I love them all  (Jana is a poet and didn't know it,  yeah right).  It seems that I have gotten kinda stuck.  I constantly turn to easel cards.  I really need to find some new designs but easel cards are just so unusual and really are fun to make.  This card was a little tricky.  I don't use a lot of black in my card making.  Maybe I should more often because this came out really nice.  I had some Graphic45 paper scraps that I fuzzy cut and the card went together in a snap!

Thanks for stopping by.  Short sweet post and now back to the DOOZIE!

Bright blessings, Jana

DOOZIE project week 3

Boy oh boy, how time flies while your having fun.  Can you believe it is week 3 of the DOOZIE project.  Time to start decorating the house for back to school and Halloween!  I just love this time of year.  Was shopping this week and noticed that the fall mums are out and maybe it's just me but I really was excited for the very few raindrops that we recieved this week.  I just love autumn.  And on that note, here is the addition for this week to the Doozie.  I used the Happy Haunting Palz 2012 file over at

This was a fun project.  Besides using scraps and glitter paper, I used an unexpected item this week.  A year or more ago, I visited a new slot car race track and hobby store.  They had a package of imitation grass like you would find on a model train setup.  I bought it thinking it would add texture to some project down the road.  I really like the look of it on this grave yard project.  

When making the fence, I decided that I wanted to join sections to gate in the grave yard.  So I made 4 sections and joined them together with brads that are colored black with a sharpie.  Over-all I think this will be a really cute addition to the DOOZIE!

Next week I will begin the final project element.  It's a large project and I may have to break it into two posts.  So please come back and visit me!!!

Have a fantastic week! 

 Bright blessings, Jana

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Week 2 DOOZIE Project

Has it been another week already?  WOW!  There is a lot happening here in my little sphere of the blog world.  It's week 2 of the DOOZIE of a project.  I hope you will like what I have created using the patterns from ScrappyDew!  Please go and take a look at all the wonderful patterns (you know there are only 156 days until Christmas, like you needed to be reminded)

For this week I have a project that will fit the bill for a couple of holidays.  I am coming to realize that I am using up all my scraps exceedingly fast.  I'll show you the project and then tell you all about it.  Here is the link

I had to dig into my 12x12 Core'dinations Premium Cardstock Safari Pack to get the colors that I wanted.  Started with cutting the trees with my Zenith Zing.  The first layer was yellow.  Do you think I could get a good cut?  H E double toothpicks NO!!!  So I start trying to nail down what it might be.  I put in a new blade, nope.  Still tearing.  Check my settings and they are correct.  Didn't have any other 12x12 yellow paper so I cleaned my matt really well and that helped but this darned paper is so fiberous it's just shredding.  

So I remembered that others with a Zing had mentioned that when the weather is really humid they stick their paper in the microwave for 10 seconds to dry it out.  Finally this worked.  I had to do this with every sheet of Core'dinations sheet that I used.  I don't know if the weather was just really humid, but I have ran into problems with this brand of paper before.  If you would be soo kind as to leave a comment below with what 12x12 paper you use I would be really greatful.  So here are the trees~~~

Thankfully I was able to cut the scarecrow with the corn and hay bales with my good Recollections paper.  This cut like a dream (as I have expected it too).  Had some left over leaves and stuck them on also.  I think that it turned out soooo cute!

Whewwwww.....Week 2 of the DOOZIE project is complete.  Now I do know what I am making for week three but i'm not telling.  You will just have to come back next Saturday and find out.  I love having you visit and please remember to tell me what type of paper you have the greatest sucess with.  I don't want another yellow meltdown. 

So for now, Bright Blessings for the coming week!  Jana

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Doozie of a project week 1

Hello Hello Hello!  Does anyone love Halloween?  Of all the holidays, Halloween has got to be my favorite.  Don't get me wrong, I love all the holidays but with my daughters birthday the first week of October, I had a holiday ready birthday theme each year.  She is a fabulous woman and on her own but I still decorate for Halloween (snickers and thinks she gets out of dusting if she decorates) late September each year.  This year I decided to create a "DOOZIE" of a new project.  Each week I will share another element of the DOOZIE and then reveal the whole DOOZIE of a project on Labor Day weekend.

This project is called Silly Halloween Palz 2012.  I wanted some characters for my DOOZIE.  I used all scraps of Recollections paper and really cleaned out my stash. Now I wanted each of the palz to be free standing.  So I used the Make The Cut Software and looked in the gallery for an easel.  I used User Id 4030's simple easel.  I sized it to 1.5 inches and made two for each palz.  Ran some tape on each edge and stuck them on each leg.  Now my palz are standing tall (giggle remember that old commercial with the big hair and standing tall like a proud marine, I am sane, I promise).  For next week, I haven't decided on what part of my DOOZIE to complete.  So hang in there gang, you can be just as surprized as I will be. So here are my characters:

The beggining of the week I received some shocking news.  A friend I have had since kindergarten lost her husband monday evening.  She came home from work and saw that he was on the couch.  He had passed.  He was only 56.  I was stunned to say the least and this really threw me into a tail spin for a few days.  I scrambled to make a sympathy card.  I really hate to make these.  But another friend brought up a good thought.  I may hate to make them but the person who gets it will be comforted and know that I care very much.  Thanks Elaine, I needed to be reminded of this.  So here is what I came up with:

The inside of the card has a sheet of ocean waves and beach line that I wrote a short note on.  

So that is it from my little piece of the blogoshpere today.  Remember to check back next Saturday for the second installment of the DOOZIE of a project.

Bright Blessings, Jana