Saturday, September 26, 2015

Little suzy sunshine

Hi all!  It's Saturday and today I have a post about how to combine your great coloring pictures into card making.  It seems everyone is coloring to reduce the stress in your life.  Well I am proud to say that I never gave up coloring just because I wasn't a kid.  But in the last few years, there are so many more coloring books available that I am a very happy camper.  Hobby Lobby gets an awful lot of my money (w/a coupon of course).  I especially like the Creative Haven books.  So let me show you what I have created.  Lyrics please....

~ScrappyDew file Garden Girl 2015
~Secret Garden Coloring Book by Johanna Basford "The Well"
~Dew Drop Stamps Facial Expressions #2
~Recollections paper scraps
~Font is called Ampersand
~Envelope uses Canvas Corp Chocolate and Kraft Mini Dot
~Silver Bullet Pro 24" Electronic cutter
~Sure Cuts A Lot V4

First I colored the picture.  I used my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers and my Prismacolor Colored Pencils.  Using both together gives you the ability to shade items very easy.  So here is the finished colored picture.  I used my Epson Workforce 3530 and reduced the size of the piece to fit a 6 x 6 card.

Look at the leaves and you can see what I mean about easy shading
So I cut around the image and this is the inside of the card.  But I wanted the inside to show to the outside.  So I used the flower image that comes with the Garden Girl file and enlarged it.  Made a border to go around it.  Then cut the flower on the outside of my card.  Glued down the border around the flower.  Then I put little suzy sunshine on the front of the card.  (I have never made a card like this, I think it's called an aperture card)

So here is the outside of the card

And this is the inside with a greeting written around the well.

This was a fun one to make.  I just hope that Gail likes it.  Now for next week, your guess is as good as mine.  I am knee deep in those 200 cards for the bazaar I keep talking about.  But I think it will be my daughters birthday card.  We shall see and be just as surprised as you will be.

Bright blessings for the coming week, Jana

Saturday, September 19, 2015

A couple of Happy Campers

Happy Saturday!  It's beautiful weather here in Oregon.  Big news, we got almost 1.5 inches of rain in the past couple of days.  Thank the heavens.  It greatly reduced the wild fire risk.

This weeks card is for two special people.  My lil sis of my heart Lisa and her husband Clint.  These two are outdoor enthusiasts.  They have a trailer/camper that they just finished a very long vacation in the Algonquin region of Canada.  Their anniversary is this week and I thought (tongue in cheek) I would make them a Happy Camper card.  But first the lyrics...

~ScrappyDew File called Happy Camper
   Elements #8, 9, 10, 11 and 12
~Neenah Metallic Cardstock
~Recollections card stock
~My Silver Bullet Pro 24" cutter
~Sure Cuts A Lot V4
~Pop Dots
~and the normal tools I forget to list.

For some reason I have been in a mood to make shape cards.  It started with the Little Big Head card and now I have used the same technique with the Camper.  I duplicated the camper shape and then welded the two together to create the card base.  From there is was all about decorating.  I have to say it really turned out sweet.  Here you go...

Here is the front

Opened (I thought the bear was clever)

Here is the inside

A bit closer look at the inside.
I have heard back from Lisa that Clint had a fit about the camper.  So my work was successful.  It brings me a lot of joy when people enjoy my cards.  Even better when it's a surprise.

So for next week I have another birthday card to share and then it's the 3rd Annual DOOZIE project for 2015.  All I can say is it's gonna be a doozie.....

Bright blessings, Jana

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Being Neighborly!!!

It's Saturday and I have a bit of Jana wisdom to pass on to you.  I learned long ago to forge relationships with the neighbors around your home.  It doesn't have to be chummy chummy.  But you do HAVE to make the effort.  My immediate neighbors have helped Bob and I move furniture into the house for an example.  I have helped by watching a little guy while the parents were dealing with cutting trees down in the backyard.  Simple little things that when a crisis hits we know we can count on each other (since I live in the area where the big earthquake/tsunami is expected to hit soon this is crucial).  So my neighbor directly across the street's birthday is today, I made him a kinda silly birthday card.  Here are the lyrics...

~ScrappyDew's file Scooter Time 
     View #1, 4, 5, 6 & 7
~Paper Pizazz "Road Trip" background paper
~Silver bullet Pro 24" Cutter
~Samsung Lazer Printer
~The Incredible Foil Master Machine
~Sure Cuts A Lot V4
~DCWV Glitter paper
~Tonic Scissors, Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, Prismacolor Colored Pencils, 3M spray adhesive, Tweezerman Needle Nose Tweezers, Dritz Quilting 18" see through ruler and a stamp I have had forever.

I wanted a border to surround the birthday message.  This was so easy to do in SCAL.  I duplicated the scooter outline several times.  Next I started welding them together one by one.  I made one side then duplicated this 3 more times.  Then I welded each side to make a large square.  This way I could make the border any size that I needed.  Cut the words out of various papers and glitter and stuck them together.  I put accent marks on my finished boy on the scooter to give a bit of detail.  Here is how it turned out...

My neighbor attends Oregon State University.
He also rides his motorcycle during the
nice fall weather.

See the border that I created.  It did turn out
nice.  I printed it out with the lazer printer
and foiled it blue using the Foil Master.

The back with the caption from a stamp
I have had forever!
That's all for now.  See you back here next week for a girly girl birthday card.  Oh, be sure to catch me in Facebook land during the week to see what I am up to.

Bright blessings, Jana

Pamper me pretty birthday!

Hello everyone!  Hope this finds you enjoying the smell of fall in the air.  We really have fall and RAIN that we here in Oregon so badly need.  On to the post for this week.  I have a couple of birthday cards that express how each of the ladies should be treated like a queen for a day that they deserve.  Here are the lyrics....

~ScrappyDew file Pamper me pretty 2015
~Michellemybellecreations Card template file (this is a fantastic file that Michelle has   created and I will be using it quite often in the future)
~ScrappyDew Dew Drops Stamp set #2 (if you go to ScrappyDew Creations in Facebook land, there is a huge Labor Day sale on the stamps going on this weekend)
~Recollections card stock
~Fonts Apple Garamond Bold Italic
~Font Apricot (letter on robe)
~Mark Richards Collections Sticker (front of card)
~Canvas Corp Lavender and Lace Swirl card stock (envelope)
~Silver Bullet 24" Pro Cutter
~Sure Cuts A Lot Software V.4
~And all the usual stuff like pointed tweezers and 3M spray adhesive

So the file that Michelle has created is very well thought out.  The link above also contains the instructions for putting the card together.  This is what I created...

Here is the outside.  The background paper is very
old and I don't know where I got it

How the card opens

The inside, isn't this just the neatest card file.
I made another one just alike for J.  So that is it for this week.  I have the month planned out and done.  September is a month for me to create birthday presents for my daughter.  Gosh it doesn't seem like I should have a daughter over the age of 30, but I do.  So I will show those projects after September is over.

Next week is a quick birthday card for my neighbor across the street.  Have to keep good neighbor relations up!  Bright blessings, Jana