Saturday, February 27, 2016

A Play On Words...

Welcome back to another every other Saturday post.  So happy you could drop by.  This weeks project features a play on words.  There are two birthday cards that i made with the help of Scrappy Dew Digital Files.  But first, the lyrics...

~Snow Princess 2016 ScrappyDew Digital File
~Scrap Recollection paper
~DCWV Glitter Stack
~White Sakura Gel Pen
~Prang Metallic Markers
~Stampin Up Princess Birthday Set (retired)
~Silver Bullet Pro 24" Cutter
~Sure Cuts A Lot V4.044
~3M Spray Adhesive
~Fiskars Corner Punch/embosser
~3D pop dots
~Font Curlz MT

A while back, I found at goodwill a set of 3 books that are all different layouts for cards and scrapbook pages.  The books are by Jeanette R. Lynton the Founder of Close to my heart products.  So I picked out a card example and used it as a template.  Usually I glance at the wonderful Mojo Mondays sketches that Michellemybelle makes cutting files for.  Go check it out!!!

So with sketch in hand I went to work on making the Snow Princess.  She is really straight forward in piecing if you have done any ScrappyDew files before.  A trick I always use is to look at the layout map of the item you are piecing for the arrangement.

Can I brag about my Silver Bullet Cutter for a minute?  I needed to make the snowflakes that go on the crown.  I also wanted them to be glitter paper.  I thought that my Silver Bullet would handle it.  But look at the results... Sherri Jensen convinced me to get the most cutter I could afford.  Boy, she was so right!
The snowflakes are only 1/4 of an inch.  Just look
at the perfect cuts.
So here are the finished cards.  I like to make envelopes to go with the cards and I added something special for the front of the envie.  So here we go!!!

Inside left

Inside right

The envelope
Just the blue version of card


Back of card

The envelope

The finished cards

I hope you found the play on words.  I have more birthday cards and some Easter cards to share with you in the coming weeks.  But for now, bright blessings, Jana

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Kimmies coloring page

Hey there my crafty friends.  Happy Saturday!!!  Every once in a while I get an itch to do something different.  That is what this weeks project is.  Altered Art including a ScrappyDew digital file.  A little background to this story...

          Back in November, Costco was selling adult coloring books.  I was doing my happy dance.  Stuck one in the buggy, got my other groceries, and headed to my favorite duo to check out.  Kimmie was boxing my items up and saw that I had a coloring book.  Out of the blue, she asked me to color her a picture.  I said sure but don't expect it before Christmas.

So that is the back story.  I used my fantastic Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers to color the Owls.  The owls can be found at many craft stores and even online.  So 1st, lets get the lyrics out of the way...

*Creative Haven Owls Coloring Book by Marjorie Sarnat
*Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
     (all colors used---CT2,LV1,IB3,LG5,CR7,CR1,TB2,OR2,FS9,CR11,OR3,BP5,
*Prismacolor Colored Pencils
     (PC 918 and PC 912)
*ScrappyDew Digital File Spring Owls
*Apple Barrel Paint Real Green (for frame)
*Dollar Store
     Willow Wreath and 8x10 picture frame in white
*My simply fabulous Silver Bullet Pro 24" cutter
*The amazing program Sure Cuts A Lot V.4
* Miscellaneous tools and glue to put the whole project together!

The first step of this altered art project was to photo copy the original coloring page.  I have found that using a lazer printer for this is the best.  The ink doesn't smudge while coloring.  The coloring took about a week. Here is a pic of the final coloring page.

My finished owls.  I did make a black border
around the edges.
Next came dressing up the plain white frame from Dollar Store.  I bought at Wally's World some acrylic paint called real green.  It only took 3 coats.  Easy Peasy!  Then I had spotted a Willow Wreath at the dollar store.  I unwound the wreath and picked out pieces I thought would look good.  Got my handy dandy hot glue gun out and really glued those branches down.
Unpainted frame and wreath
Wreathe to tear apart

Painted wreath and torn apart wreath
The next phase was making the ScrappyDew Digital File Spring Owls.  I made the view 2 and one extra branch without owl.  Wove these into the willow branches.  And here is how it all turned out.
Totally complete

A little gift tag

ScrappyDew Spring Owl view 2
I just love the way this turned out.  I gave it to Kimmie on Wed, 2-10-16.  She was working in the electronics dept. and got kinda blubbery.  My job is done!!!  Isn't great how we can put a smile on someones face.  I love doing this kind of work.

Now for next week I have a birthday card coming up and another altered art project in the works.  

Bright blessings for a wonderful Valentines Day!  Love and Hugs, Jana

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Happy Birthday Heather!

I am so glad you could make it back for another Saturday post featuring ScrappyDew digital files.  I've got a doozy for you today.  Heather is my daughter-in-law.  She is the best DIL in the whole wide world. (imho)  Each year I try to make a birthday card that reflects what she likes.  Well this year I have featured what she does as an occupation.  My dear Heather is a veterinarian.  She also is a college professor teaching Veterinarian Assistant courses at our local community college.  Her plate is full.  So this is what I dreamed up for this years card. Of course, lyrics first...

~ScrappyDew vault digital file Noah's Ark 2012
~ScrappyDew Scrap Factory Program
     Community Expansion Pack
          ~No Toes
~Black contact paper
~Graphic 45 Bohemian Rhapsody paper
~Silver Bullet Pro 24" die cutting machine
~Sure Cuts A Lot V4.41
~Font (inside) This is Ridiculous
~Font (outside) Andale Mono
~The amazing Foil Master
~EK Success & Jolee Stickers
~Envelope-Could 9 card stock dog bones
~And you know the rest...the things I always forget

The very first thing I did was to re-size the ark to fit a 6 x 6 inch card.  I rotated the card so that the fold was on the top (for a change).  Had to get some glitter on the card so I incorporated that into the waves.  I had the animal stickers for years, so they finally got on a card.  Please if you have any questions, just email me Or PM me  on the Rhapsody On Paper page over in Facebook land.  So here is my finished birthday card for Heather.

If you look closely, she has a coffee in her hand.
Dutch Bros of course!
The coffee cup is the pill bottle from SF.

This is a digital print and cut on the
top inside.

The font is called This is ridiculous.

Last but not least, the back.
Heather has already received the card and was tickled pink.  Now hopefully next week I will have a mid-week post for Valentines day and a regular post for Saturday.  Stay never know what I might be up to!!!

Bright blessings for the coming week, Jana