Saturday, December 24, 2016

Now for something a little different...

Merry Christmas eve to all my crafty friends.  Gosh this year sure has gone quickly.  Just another week and we usher in 2017.  I for one am hoping for a absolutely fabulous 2017.  It just feels right for a change!

Todays post is a card I made for my BFF Tamara.  In August she moved from Virginia to Arizona.  I have to confess, I am so happy that she is only a 2 day drive away.  

To celebrate her move, I designed a Christmas card I think she will get a kick out of.  So here are the lyrics...

~Cowboy Kids 2012 from the ScrappyDew Vault
~Speciality paper Desert background
~Silver Bullet Cutter 24" Professional
~Sure Cuts A Lot Software V4.055
~Stampin Up Birthday presents stamp
~All the normal stuff I forget to add on here

So here is what I dreamed up.  I had to shrink down the cactus from the Cowboy Kids 2012 file.  And from there it was just making the lights and finishing the card.  I hope you like it.

This is the front of Tami's Card.

The inside.  I just love the fir tree paper.

The back of the card and a pretty silver glitter envelope.

That's it for this week.  I do not know if I will have a ScrappyDew post for next week.  But I will have some exciting news.  Thank you all for the very nice comments about the new blog last week.  Still fiddling with it but basically it's done.

Merry Christmas and Happy Yule!  bright blessings, Jana

Saturday, December 17, 2016


Yes, it's still the Rhapsody on Paper blog that you know and love.  But after 3 years, I was getting really tired of the old look.  So for the past 4 days (and a huge headache) I have a brand spanking new look.  I just love this.  The antique paper and the victorian feel are just perfect for the next step in my crafting.  That announcement will be coming after Christmas.

So for today, lets get some more Christmas cards from years past on display.  All these cards (well most of them) contain some element from the wonderful ScrappyDew.   So let the parade begin...

These are from Christmas 2014.

A whole bunch of reindeers.

I made 3 versions of Santa in 2014

2015 saw the addition of Christmas ornament cards.
This was added for 2015 also.
Needless to say, I have at least 2 years of Christmas cards to use up.  Next week I will have a new Christmas card to show you and then it's the big reveal.  Might be a contest in the works.

Have your best week ever, Bright blessings, Jana

Friday, December 9, 2016

Penguins, Penguins Penguins!

My crafty friends, just letting you know that this post was originally posted on 11-8-14.  But I think it's still a good Christmas card to inspire your crafting.  I will be posting more cards as we get closer to Christmas!  Bright Blessings and have your best week ever!  Jana

Welcome back to another episode of Rhapsody on Paper.  So very thankful that you chose to spend some time with me.  It just tickles my heart pink!

Well we had a very warm October.  The warmest on record for Oregon.  Then November 1st hit and wham, it got cold quick.  We got down in the low 40's last night.  My poor kitties are snuggling with mom and dad.

Now on to the first batch of 30 Christmas cards.  I have a bazaar the first weekend of December.  I am making bundles of 5 Christmas cards each and hope to have 20-25 bundles ready to sell.  I am thinking a price of $10 each bundle should work.  Everyone admires your work but won't pay what we all know it's really worth.

But first the lyrics...

~All cardstock is recollections
~The file is X-Mas Palz Collection that can be found in the ScrappyDew Vault area.
   You really should check the vault area out.  Here is the link
~Background for the front of the card is giftwrap from Costco.

So now on to the Penguins.

Here I am!
Simple inside

A huge stack of Penguins

Group picture

Now that really is a lot of Penguin Christmas cards.  Oh forgot to tell you the rubber stamp is by Studio G and I picked it up a couple of summers ago at Joann's.

And just for my loyal readers, I have a sneaky peek at the next batch of 30 Christmas cards....

Oh my deer, such a little sneeky peek....hee hee

So that's it for this week.  Back to the studio to create more Christmas goodness.  I hope you have a wonderful week.  Veterans Day is Tuesday.  So while so many have the day off, just remember our veterans.

Bright blessings, Jana

Saturday, December 3, 2016

A look at Christmas Cards past, week 2

Hello all my crafty friends.  This week we are heading back to 2013 and another Christmas card.  I have used a file that may not be available.  It's called "Snowmanbrr" made by ScrappyDew.  I love the way this one turned out.  Pretty straight forward in going together.  I do make my Christmas cards in a assembly line fashion.  I put each part in an envelope and then each 35-40 cards are assembled starting with the body.

So here is this weeks cutie!

This is a real cutie.  Simple and fast to put together
in batches of 10 cards.
So that is it for this weeks look at past Christmas cards.  We have 3 more Saturdays to go.  Have your best week ever my friends.  Bright blessings, Jana