Thursday, February 26, 2015

My first ever give-away!!!

Never would have imagined back in May 8, 2013 that the blog would gain such momentum. So here is the 1st ever Rhapsody on Paper give-away.  If you are coming from Rhapsody on Paper facebook page, you are in the right place.  I must say a BIG THANK YOU to ScrappyDew and to the amazing Michelle for sponsoring this contest.

Now this step of the contest is a question.  Leave a comment here on the blog and follow me on G+.  So excited to see your recommendations...

Over the past 4 years I have tried many types of glue for paper crafting.  What is your recommendation?  (remember to return to Rhapsody on paper and let me know you followed Rhapsody on Paper on G+ and left me a comment on my blog)  Thank you for playing!
Bright blessings, Jana

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Just a teeny tiny project.

Hello all!  Hope you east coasters are staying warm and safe.  For today's project I have made a little gift tag to go along with a satchel that I made for a birthday present. (daughter #3 if you see this before bingo/casino/buffet act like you didn't)  I used the ScrappyDew file called Pixies 2014.  You can mix and match and create all sorts of really cute pixies.  But first the lyrics...

~ScrappyDew file called Pixies 2014
~I used the Karin hair style from Scrap Factory program.  (if interested, you better head on over.  Right now the program is on sale!!!!
~Recollections scraps
~Zeinth Zing and Make The Cut software (another amazing program)

So let's back up a couple of weeks.  I decided to make Kari a satchel (to lug around all her stuff).  Here is what I made.
It's all cotton and washable!
Next step in the process was to make a card.  For a belated Christmas present, The Bob got me the complete line of Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, the holders and two oak tool chests.  So of course I wanted to color an image and turn it into a birthday card.
My wonderful coloring area

One of the new color books

The image I choose

After 2 weeks of coloring, all finished

The card 

Inside, just love the phrase

envelope, graphic 45 steampunk spells 
So now the present and the card are finished.  I needed a gift tag for the present.  This is where ScrappyDew files come in so handy.  I sized the little pixie to just under 4 inches.  I will say that the pieces are really small.  Take a look.
told ya it was small

I saved the curly q's to decorate the back



So now here is the complete package.

I sure do hope that she will get a kick out of this.

Next week back to the regular birthday cards and then on to St. Patricks.  Come on back and see what I come up with.

Bright blessings, Jana

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

My new passion!

Don't get me wrong, I will still be posting all of my ScrappyDew Design Team posts.  But this is something new.

For a belated Christmas present, DH bought me the entire set plus holder of the Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  You know me, this constituted re-design of the area I wanted to use my fancy new markers.  Here is the new coloring area...

Here is the link for the oak tool chests

At first I had a problem with finding the correct paper to use.  Solved that with a Pen Sketcher's tablet from Bee Paper Company.  Works great.  I chose am image from a Creative Haven coloring book called Steampunk Designs.  (i just love quirky images) Photocopied the image onto the paper and I am ready to start.  

This is the book I used

What I selected to color

Next was to just jump in and color.  There is a bit of a learning curve.  These markers are fabulous (i also purchased the instructional dvd's and there are a TON of video's over on youtube)  I have a complete list of all the colors used on each area if you would like.  (dang list is tooo long to put on the blog)  So here is the completed picture. (only took 2 long weeks)

Now I had a very specific reason to color this picture.  Daughter #3's birthday is coming up. I think that this is going to make a fabulous birthday card (i'm a card maker through and through)  So bingo bango here is what I created...
front view


envelope Graphic 45 Pumpkin power

additional card (might as well make 2)

envelope Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells 
So for my first project using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, how did i do?  I have an awful lot to learn but I am pretty pleased with the end result.  Like what you see, then follow me here on blogspot and give me a like on Facebook and over on Google+.  See you on Saturday for another ScrappyDew design team post where I will wrap this project up and tie it with a bow!

Bright blessings, Jana

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentines Day!

Wishing you all a very Happy Valentines Day!  And if you don't have a valentine in you life,  take some "me" time and pamper yourself!

Today I have two valentines to share.  First is the second batch of 6 and the last is the one I made for the Bob.  The set of 6 I took my time with and the one for the Bob is rather plain but filled with love.  But of course, lyrics first...

~The set of 6 used Tweet Hearts 2012 from ScrappyDew
   *I used view 1 and 3
    Recollections varigated/Motled card base
    Recollections Red + Pink Hearts
    KZ Pink Valentines Words
    Glitter paper

~The card for Bob used Science Palz from ScrappyDew
   *I used view 1,2,3 and 4
    Recollections cardstock
    A whole lot of various scraps

The set of 6 cards are pretty straight forward in construction.  I have to admit that the Science Palz gave me trouble.  I ripped the boy apart a couple of times before figuring out the sequence to put him together.  But they are done!  Here are how they turned out...

Front of card

Each card is different inside

I used my new Spectrum Noir Markers on the back

Group picture

I saw this caption and thought of Bob
This is the inside, I will write on it later.

So thats a wrap for Valentines Day 2015.  Time to shift gears and get working on hand made birthday presents for 3 very dear to my heart friends.  I'll post what I have made after each birthday has passed.  (have to make sure it is a surprise)

See you next week with a project that will even surprise me...I haven't got a clue!!!

Bright Blessings, Jana

ps. Please stay warm and safe during the horrible weather.  Don't take chances!!!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Post Holiday Howdies!

Hey there!  Glad you could come over for a visit.

If we are lucky, we have very close friends that interact in our lives.  I have been blessed with several.  One dear friend has an after holiday tradition.  She lives up north and travels south to visit friends after the holidays.  We call these visits Post Holiday Howdies.  Now in all the years we have gotten together, I have yet to be able to pay for our coffees.  So I thought that a thank you card was in order.

Here are the lyrics...

~ScrappyDew Girly Girl 2014
~Recollections 12x12 card stock
~Graphic 45 Bohemian Bazaar
     *Jasmine Nights card stock
     *Vivid Splendor card stock
     *Alphabet Stickers
~Various scraps of card stock for girl

This was such a fun one to put together.  If you have used ScrappyDew files over and over you see a pattern of assembly.  Such as the big hair has to go on first, then the arms and sleeves of the pattern.  Start noticing when you are piecing your pieces.  You will be amazed!

So here is what I designed for P (post) H (holiday) H (Howdies).

This is my friend!

Love the colors!

The letters MERCI are stickers from G45 that match the Bohemian Bazaar line.

She got a big kick out of this card and I still wasn't able to buy the coffee this year.  There is always next year.

Now coming up I have 2 posts for Valentines Day.  Another batch of cards and a special card for my darling husband Bob.  I may also be showing the upgrades to my studio.

So for now, Bright Blessings, Jana