Monday, November 30, 2015

Zoo Lights Scrapbook pages

Hello everyone!  Yes, I know that it is Tuesday.  But Today I am a guest designer representing ScrappyDew in the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!  ScrappyDew is one of the sponsors this year.  So if you got here via Anna's Blog you are in the right place!!  Here is todays lineup...

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14. Sharondalyn - Http://
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 January 3, 2015 my 3 daughters helped me to cross off another bucket list adventure.  I have started a scrapbook containing all the events that I (with the girls help) have accomplished.  But first, the lyrics...

~ScrappyDew file Zoo Train
~ScrappyDew file All Tangled Up
~Santa and Friends Sled
~Recollections Card Stock
~DCWV Metallic Stack
~Sure Cuts A Lot V4 Software
~My Amazing Silver Bullet 24" Cutter
~ColorBok 12x12 mirrored solid color stack
~American Craft 12x12 papers Snowflake and Lights
~Avery Photo Papers
~FONT: Christmas lights outdoor (
~Mark Richards Christmas Stickers
~Christmas green fluffy wired ribbon
~and all the stuff that I always forget...

I AM NOT A SCRAPBOOKER!  I am a big card maker and that is my comfort zone.  But I gave it a go and this is what I have created to remember the fun times we had while freezing our butts off standing in line in 30 degree weather that night.  All of us really did have a fun time.  So here is the layout.

These are the finished pages.  My DIL Heather took the pics.

Page 1 close-up of the top.  I just love the lights.

Here is Santa guiding the Zoo lights train.
Close up of top of page 2
Bottom of page 2
For not being a scrapbooker, not too shabby!  Now make sure to head over to Madge!  She has a wonderful project to get your Holiday mojo started!

Thank you so much for visiting.  Rhapsody on Paper has a Facebook page that I am always updating.  Come on over and take a look!  Well that's it for me.  Going on Vacation until the first week in January.  I'll be back with a mixed media project featuring ScrappyDew!  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Bright blessings, Jana

Saturday, November 21, 2015

That's a wrap!

I am so happy today.  I get to show you all the cards that I have made for the 2015 edition of the Holiday House Bazaar.  It's the only bazaar that I do all year.  Welcome to Rhapsody on Paper's normal Saturday post.  So glad you could join me on this important day.  This post will be a slightly different format.  I will show each card and give the lyrics underneath the photo.  So lets get busy.

First up are the specialty cards I made this year.  Living in Oregon, we have 2 fantastic state universities.  The U of O Ducks and the Oregon State Beavers.  I made slider cards including envelopes for each team.  Let's start with the Ducks.
The front of the card.  I used the ScrappyDew Homecoming Palz 2012
file which can be found in the Vault.

The inside

The back
Next up are the Oregon State Beavers.  Used the exact same format as the Duck cards.


Next up are all the Christmas themed cards.  These were a lot of fun to make.  I just hope they sell.  (mama needs her fancy colored pencils)

This ScrappyDew file can be found under X-Mas Palz
in the vault.



This ScrappyDew file is called Reindeers.  Of course in
the vault.  Did you see the pretty pink nails?



This is a ScrappyDew file that MichellemyBellecreations
made.  You can find this on Michelles blog.



I used the ScrappyDew Snowflakes file that can
be found in the vault.  I also used a file provided
by Birds cards.


Isn't he just the cutest Santa.  He can be found in the Vault.


That is all of my Christmas for Holiday House 2015.  Now next week I have a special announcement.  Hope you can join me!!!  Now on to my personal Christmas cards....

Bright Blessings, Jana

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Part 1, Holiday House Bazaar 2015

Way back in January, I had asked my dear friend Michelle (michellesmybellecreations) to remind me in July to start getting ready to make the huge batch of cards for the Holiday House Bazaar (Holiday House 2015, Newport, Oregon).  If you follow ScrappyDew on facebook, then you saw and hopefully participated in the Christmas in July promotion!  This was her way of saying, "Jana, get your cards started, NOW!"

So I did. (ya, hard to believe but i did) I got every element cut out and there they sat.  They sat and sat until the end of October.  Then it became crunch time.  I have been holed up in the studio gluing and folding getting the first bath of 100 done.  I have also finished all the envelopes (200).  So here are the lyrics...

~ScrappyDew Home Coming Palz 2012
      *Football pattern
~Recollections Solid Colors
     *Orange, Beige
~NeeNah Black card stock
Foil Master Machine and Red Foil
~My Incredible Silver Bullet 24" Pro cutter
~Sure Cuts A Lot V4
~200 Pennies
~A Gazillion of pop dots
~Font is Antiqua 101
~2 cans of 3M super 77 spray adhesive
~My trusty needle nosed tweesers

Having everything already cut was a huge bonus.  I cut each element of the card and put into a a ziploc snack bag and then into a GLAD WARE plastic container.  It's just a matter of creating an assembly line.  Standing on my GelPro mats makes it so much easier on my lower back.  Also listening to MountainChill Radio on iTunes and having Febreze Jolly Pine wax melts in the warmer, I was all set for a long crafting couple of weeks.  So here are the Football Slider cards for Oregon State University I have made.

Front of card



All 100 cards into 20 5 card bundles

This is my bazaar travel bag.  It stays packed with
leftover card from the year before.  Has a handle and
is really easy rolling.  (from Tuesday Morning 4 years ago)

The only thing left to be ready for the Bazaar is to put the hang tags on each bundle of cards.  Below you can see all the elements for the next batch.  100 University of Oregon Football slider cards.

Next weeks post!

Thank you so much for joining me on this Saturday!  I am off to finished the next batch of Bazaar cards.

Bright blessings, Jana

Saturday, November 7, 2015

A favorite and quick file!

We all have them.  A tried and true favorite file that in a crunch we pull up.  Well I really needed that file today!  In all honesty, I didn't think I would have a post today.  I am neck deep in my Christmas Bazaar cards and I just happened to look at my planner.  Holy Shiitaki mushrooms!  I have a very important birthday card, which to get to the person, needs to be mailed tomorrow.  Thank goodness for ScrappyDew files.  Here are the lyrics...

~ScrappyDew Bear Clowns 2013 (a favorite of mine)
~Recollections scraps
~Neenah black cardstock
~An amazing amount of sparkles
~Colored wire
~Glue dots
~Sure Cuts A Lot V4
~My incredible Silver Bullet 24" cutter
~All the tools that you know about

This card is one that I can put together rather quickly.  The most time consuming part is picking out all the colors.  I have my scraps separated by color and size in file folders in Creative Options 12x12 plastic containers that I have cornered the market on at Costco.  (last count was 50 of them sitting on a bakers rack in my studio)  So it's all about the colors and the sparkles.  So here is what I designed...

Fast but a stunner!

Here is a close up look...I might have gone overboard
with the sparkles...

So the card is in the mail in the morning.  It's an international card so it needs at least 2 weeks to get there.  I really think I created something over the top.  Go Me!

Now for next week I hope to start showing my creations for the Christmas Bazaar.  And then on Dec. 1st, I have a really big announcement.  So stayed tuned!

Bright blessings, Jana

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Being Neighborly

I have two sets of neighbors that are the BEST.  The neighbor across the street has a birthday the day before Halloween.  I would image that growing up, she got a lot of cards that were themed Halloween.  I didn't want to do that.  So I have created a birthday girl with a great quote.  So let's see the lyrics...

~ScrappyDew High School Girl
     This pattern is only available in the Vault.  If you haven't checked out Vault     membership you really should.
~HOTP Blossoms on Aqua paper
~HOTP Purple Flowers
~Graphic 45 Mystical Masterpiece
~Graphic 45 Jasmine Nights
~Printed ribbon
~Heart Brads
~Sticky Gems
~My Silver Bullet 24" Pro Cutter
~Sure Cuts a Lot Software
~Foil Master & purple and red foil
~straight edge, needle nose tweesers, scissors, 3M super 77 spray adhesive, brad splitter, and thanks to MountainChill radio station that can be found on facebook.

This birthday card went together very quickly.  Nothing hard or fancy about it.  Just zip, zip and zip.  So here it is....

The front
The inside

The back
She really got a kick out of it.  Of course I was delivering a Halloween treat also.  Here is what I made for both neighbor families...

I found this idea on my FB wall back in July/August.  They are chocolate cupcakes
decorated with white chocolate pretzels and marshmallows.
So that's it for this week.  I wish you have a wonderful Halloween weekend.  I am finishing up the bazaar cards and starting Christmas cards for myself.  See you back here next week!

Bright blessings, Jana

Saturday, October 24, 2015

A friendly skeleton!

Hey how are you doing?  It's Saturday and I have a card for a young man.  I try to make a card for special days and surprise him with mail.  So for Halloween, and since I know he likes skeletons I have made him a dancing skeleton card.  It was really fun and quick to make.  Here are the lyrics...

~ScrappyDew Skeleton 2013 Freebie in the Vault
~ScrappyDew Halloween Phrases 2014
~ScrappyDew Cute Halloween 2014
~Silver Bullet Pro 24" Cutter
~Sure Cuts A Lot V4 Software
~Recollections Paper
~3M Super 77 spray adhesive
~Offray Ribbon
~DCWV Halloween Stack
~DCWV Glitter Stack
~Heidi Grace Sugar Rush 12x12 (envelope)
~and all the little items I use every time I craft and never keep track of.

I started out with making the very cute little ghost for the front of the card.  But then, I remembered that ScrappyDew had an adorable skeleton file.  Perfect for my friend.  So I made the skeleton and just jazzed up the front of the card.  Put the ghostie on the inside with the Halloween Phrase "Happy Halloween".  Just a very fast and cute card for him.  So here is what I came up with...

The front of the card.

Inside top

Inside bottom

The back

The envelope
Can't wait to hear what he thinks of the card.  So that is all for this week.  Next week, if all goes correctly, I will have two Halloween cards for my neighbor children and maybe treat toppers also.  Have a wonderful week.  Bright blessings, Jana

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Owl O'ween.....

Hello everyone!

Yes, I know that today is Sunday.  I had a medical issue that needed to be taken care of and fell behind in my schedule.  But here I am, with a big bunch of Owl O'ween cards to share.  Here are the lyrics...

~ScrappyDew Scare-Crows 2013 (tree)
~ScrappyDew R.I.P. Owls
~Sure Cuts A Lot library crescent moon
~Recollections paper scraps
~DCWV Glitter stack
~Neenah Creative Collection paper Metallic
~Personalized by You Jeweled Halloween Tombstone stickers
~Offray Micro Spool Halloween Ribbons
~Make The Cut Software
~KNK Zing electronic cutter
~Sure Cuts A Lot V4
~Silver Bullet Electronic Cutter 24"
~Foil Master Machine
~Samsung Mono Laser Printer
~Target Halloween Confettii Bats
~Font Eckmann

Well it took 2 cutters and 2 different software programs to complete these cards.  As you might have guessed, I still haven't figured out the print and cut with SCAL4.  I'll get there but the project needed to be completed.  Here is a little tip....
     When using paper piecing, I put each element into an envelope.  (all the hats in one, all the faces in another, so on and so on)  Then it is like an assemby line.  It goes so much faster for me, rather than completing one card and moving on to the next.  I start my cards from the back to the front.  The back has my information and a little Best Witches stamp.  The inside is where I used my Zing for print and cut.  The tag is a shape I have had forever.  I laser printed the Happy Owl O'ween and foiled it purple.  Put on some of the orange confetti.  The outside went like this.  Background paper from DCWV Halloween Stack, the silver crescent moon, tree, bats and finally the R.I.P. Owl file.  So here they are, all 18 of them!!!

Here they all are

A little closer view

The back

The inside

The front
So there you have it.  My Halloween cards are done except for the envelopes (which I will cut this afternoon)  More Halloween coming your way next week.  

Bright Blessings for the coming week!  Jana

Saturday, October 10, 2015

It's my baby's birthday!

Yes it's Saturday so I have another card to share.  This one is for my daughter Mina.  My little one is 21+ today.  Each year I try to make handmade stuff for birthdays.  Could be an pie, cake, birthday card which is a given.  Home made cards are so personal.  You can pick out each and every element.  So here are the lyrics to the 2015 Mina birthday card...

~Scrap Factory Doll Builder program
     Body-Closed Toes
     Outfit-Just Girls #2
~Dew Drops Facial Expression Set #2
~Sure Cuts A Lot V4
~Silver Bullet Pro 24"
~Creative Haven Art Deco Ladies coloring Book
     (I can email you the colors used if requested)
~Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante, Steampunk Spells, Bohemian Bazaar tag board
~Orange Nylon net for legs (orange fishnet stockings)
~Printed paper scraps for Just Girls #2 outfit
~Mark Andrews purse sticker
~My personal handwriting
~and all the bits and pieces that I could list but I wouldn't remember all of them

My daughter growing up had very curly reddish brown hair and I would put it in pig tails just to keep it under control.  So of course the front of the card has a little girls wearing pig tails with an outfit that sure looks like one I made her.  She still has a passion for purses and I just happened to have a shaker sticker that was a purse.  The brad at the top is from Joanns clearance a couple of years ago.

The front.  The tag and flower are G45.

The lady on the inside of the card is Art Deco Lady coloring image from Creative Haven that I bought at Hobby Lobby.  I colored it using my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers and I also used my small set of Prismacolor colored pencils.

Her she is all colored

I still haven't learned to Print and Cut in SCAL4 so I used
Zenith Zing to first reduce the size and
then do a PNC.  That is a very detailed cut.

Here she is in all her glory on the inside of the card.

This is the right inside panel.  Flowers are G45 and
the pocket with the slider tag is also.
So the presents are wrapped.  The Anniversary card from last week and the birthday card today are on top.  (she took after her grandmother and got married on her birthday)  I can't share pics of what is in the boxes yet as we are celebrating on Sunday with a trip to the casino for brunch and bingo.

Waiting for the birthday gal!
Next week I can show you what is in the boxes.  (i promise)  So it's getting down to the wire for the cards for the bazaar.  So you may be seeing those projects in the next few posts.  

Bright blessings for now, Jana