Saturday, July 26, 2014

Da Boat!

Is it just me or does Saturday just roll around faster each week.  Hello and welcome to another edition of my blog.  So glad you have time to visit.

My darling husbands birthday was Wednesday.  So each birthday I try to create a fabulous card just for him (he is my biggest supporter and critic).  So this year I wanted to showcase his baby.  A 28 foot Tollycraft boat.  The boat hasn't been in the water in over 5+ years.  DH has been slowly but surely completely overhauling everything from the engine and electrical to the curtains (that was my job).  I really hope that come late fall, we just might be able to put the boat in at Newport, Oregon for some crab and salmon.  But just in case, I went ahead and floated his boat sooner!

First, the lyrics:

Recollections paper throughout.  DCWV Glitter stack.  I used ScrappyDew's Under the Sea Palz2, and ScrappyDew's Pirate Palz 2011 which can be found in the vault.

So here is what I came up with...
I call this card "Seas the day!"
A closer view

He LOVED this card.  He even took it to our shop to show it off.  BTW, did you notice the boat and lighthouse?  I watched a tutorial created by ScrappyDew on how to do a pixel trace and then create a print and cut. If you are on google+ come on over to The Cut Zone.  It is a wonderful group and we share projects using all sorts of cutters and programs.  Now my 1st attempt at this type of pixel trace is rather rough.  But with practice, I be I can get spot on!

Soooooo darned happy you stopped by!  Leave some love, comments are really welcomed.

Bright Blessings, Jana

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Labors of Love

Hello and welcome to another Saturday edition of Rhapsody on Paper!  Gosh it's been 2 whole weeks since my last post.  How are ya'all doing?  Beating the heat/weather worries?  I have been busy creating from scratch a new to me project.

I have a few very close friends.  For their birthdays, I pull out all the stops.  I try to create unique birthday cards for each of them.  This usually means trials with lots of errors (bet that's why I fill my recycling bin).  So I opened Make The Cut software and started designing. (in a while I will be able to make video's to show you how I create something).  I wanted to make a word book. So using basic shapes and the Vedana font, I made pages for each letter of my book.  Then came the designing stage.  Since I made this for my sister of my heart, I tried to personalize each page directly to her.  I used a lot of ScrappyDew files.  So here are the lyrics:

I used several different combinations from the Scrap Factory program.  
On the E page I used hair melissa, outfit capri and diva purse 3.  On the L page, I used a file from the ScrappyDew Vault called Camping Kids girl set 2. My girls gave me the dragonfly punch.  

On the next L page I used a ScrapFactory doll with hair melissa, outfit summer girl and open toes body.  I also used the Say Cheese Mouse file from ScrappyDew.  Also on this page are a Scrap Factory cheerleader with hair vicki and last a ScrappyDew file called Baby Girl Crawling 2013.  On the Y page I used ScrappyDew's file Drop Dead Diva's #4.  I created the cake stand in Make The Cut (again with basic shapes).

Boy howdy that's a lot of files.  Now I could list all the papers and embellishments, nawwww.  It's mostly recollections paper and stuff I buy on clearance.

Are you ready to take a look?   HERE IS WHAT I CREATED!!!

Whew.....that was a lot of work packed with a whole bunch of love.  Kelly, I know that you follow my blog so just be patient.  It's in the mail and will be there in about 12 days.  

That's it from my neck of the woods for this weeks post.  Coming up in the next few posts are a couple of cards for the men in my life.  And don't forget, we have Christmas cards to get started....

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your comments.  They mean the world to me.  

Bright Blessings, Jana


Saturday, July 5, 2014

Happy July 5th!

July 5th.  It's usually the first day of summer here in Oregon.  We very seldom have great weather before the 4th of July celebration.  This year has been different.  We have had beautiful weather off and on since the last of April.  I hate to think what fall/winter is going to be like.  

Today I have a thank you card for my hair stylist.  I try to make her a card every time I see her.  I also put a sticker on the back advertising my blog.  (just another way to get the word out).  I wanted to make a bright and colorful card that she could put out on her station.  ScrappyDew has so many patterns to choose from.  But this week I wanted to highlight the NEW Fairy Doll Set.  It is an expansion pak for the Scrap Factory Program.  Kids, if you haven't gotten this program yet, head on over.  It is simply amazing.  So many possibilities.  Here is a link to the Scrap Factory Program.  This is the link to the Fairy Doll Set-Expansion Pak

So here is the easel card that I came up with.  I used up some more of my Recollections scraps and a smidgen of Petaloo glitter. I found the comb and the hair dryer on SVG Cuts . For the fairy, I used the Ginger hair style, outfit #2 and wings #2.  So without futher ado.....

Katie was tickled pink.  Now she just has to wait 7 weeks for another one, and I get a really good cut!

Now next week I haven't the faintest idea what is going to be created.  See sometimes it's a surprize even to me!  Have a wonderful 4th of July 3 day weekend.  

Bright blessings, Jana