Saturday, November 26, 2016

Christmas Card Inspiration

Hello all my crafty friends.  For the next few weeks I am going to be sharing some of the Christmas cards that I have made in past years.  Ok Ok...  I have so many projects going right now that I might not get finished until 2017..  Hey, I sent after Christmas cards last year and they were a BIG HIT!!!  So without further ado, here is the first installment of Christmas cards from years past.

Let's get started with the first year.  That would be 2013. (the original post is in the archive on the right hand side of the blog)  I had just started my card making odyssey.  I just love the way this one came to life.

If i remember correctly, this was a card
for my sister Tamara.

A little better view of the easel card.

Of course a Christmas card must have
a Christmas Envelope!!!
Hope that you have enjoyed this look back.  Next week some more of the past Christmas Cards.  I hope to have some pictures of what I am working on now too!  Have your most wonderful day, bright blessings, Jana

Saturday, November 12, 2016

A belated birthday card.

The day before Halloween is my neighbor Cassie's birthday.  I knew she and her husband Chad would be trick or treating with their son.  I got the card done and then was completely shocked by their news.  Seems that we are going to have another addition to their family.  So I never got the card delivered.  Guess what I found under the couch...Cassie's birthday card.  I sheepishly carried it over.  But what I did not do is share it with my creative friends.

Welcome back to my blog!  So happy that you could stop by.  Let's list the lyrics...

~ScrappyDew Birthday Clowns 2015
     Views #3 & #4
~ScrappyDew 2010 Farm Package
     Clucks Chicken
~Diane J. Hook Papers
~DCWV Glitter Stack
~Silver Bullet Pro 24" cutter
~Sure Cuts A Lot V4.054 software
~**the stuff I always use every project**~

So here is the birthday card that I forgot.  Hope this gives you some ideas.

The front of envelope

Front of card

I just love the chickens.  The neighbors raised chickens
this spring and built a coop and I get fresh eggs!

The back of the card.

She loved it.  That's it for this week.  Hope to have some cute name plates for my Thanksgiving table next week.  Take care and bright blessings, Jana

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Some Stuffgiving decorations!

Hi everyone.  Did you all survive Halloween?  I actually had 28 little ones this year.  Much better than last year with only 1.  Well lets get started with what my friend Gunnar calls Thanksgiving, STUFFGIVING!!

I really needed something new for the mantel in the living room.  So I went looking in the ScrappyDew vault patterns.  I came up with Fall Time scarecrow 2012.  This file is adorable and not very time consuming.  I used mostly Recollections paper from Michaels.  I have the best luck cutting with it opposed to other paper from other stores.  I also used a file called Welcome Fall Palz 2012.
I just love that you can mix and match files to make just what you want.

No lyrics this week (time management issues) and if you have been following my blog, you pretty much know what I used.

Here is the Fall time Scarecrow 2012
This is the Welcome Fall Palz 2012

So this is what I came up with for the mantel.  It turned out really nice.
Hope everyone has a great week.  Bright Blessings, Jana