Friday, December 31, 2010

Simon Says.. Celebrate

How is this card for a celebration?  A New Year,  a Birthday, a job promotion, a job..  Simon says is having a challenge over there, I read about it when I placed an order with them and I thought I have to play this challenge with them, wish me luck.  

I have entered this card in Simon Says, Celebrate the New Year, bring on 2011

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Valentine's Day Roll-out!

Now that we have Christmas behind us, and I do mean that literally LOL, It's onward to Valentine's Day and really, that is only 6 weeks or so away so.. I put this together.  I used a clear Pillow box for the Hersey's Kisses.  This set has lots of flowers and big bows and chocolate.  

Monday, December 20, 2010

More Christmas Goodies..

Yikes, it has been a few days since I posted last but I wanted to do this one before the BIG DAY, Christmas.  I made these two Mini-albums and a set of Christmas tags/ornaments loaded with little fibers and treasures!  Are you all ready for Christmas?  I have one more, hopefully quick, shopping trip to make and then I am set, the festivities have already begun with the entertaining at my house.  I want to wish you and yours a truly festive and wonderful Holiday season.  Thank you all for visiting with me this season.   Jane

Friday, December 10, 2010

Winter Wonderland, Easel Card and Altered Tin Treat set

Oh, I know I have been doing alot of Treat sets, I love doing them, they are easy a fun and make a very nice gift!! There is my latest one:

 There she is, or he or ??.  Would you believe that that Snowman is a gift tag?  Yep, it is.  I backed it with 140lb paper and popped it up. I always like to reinforce anything that is paper that I pop so it doesn't get dented.   The blue paper is actually very sparklely and the tin is from Nestles  and is 4 inches tall and 4 inches around.  Thank you for stopping in.  Are you counting down the days until Christmas, oh Yeah!!  Blessings, Jane

I have entered this card set in the following challenges:
  Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge MMSC82

Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas/Winter Easel Card

I want to share this with you, if you love Cardinals and outdoors then you will like what you see.  I bought a frame at Michael's and inserted this bird image and decorated it from there.  Some ribbon and flowers and and and, well you folks know what you are seeing and Tis the Season.  I am feeding the birds this year as always and I saw a pair of Cardinals outside on the feeders but I do have to say that I am feeding the squirrels just as much, seems there is a line up out there and a pecking order.  I just so happened to be home and saw two male pheasants out there as well and boy they are really pretty.   Without further ado....  I entered this card in the following challenges:   Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge83

Friday, November 19, 2010

Silent Night, An Easel Christmas card

I have been doing some other kinds of Christmas cards than stamped or digital images and you know me, I like to do different things, I think it keeps me fresh.  So I am going to share this one with you today.  I love the colors of this one, it looks So rich.   If I don't post before Thanksgiving, I want to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving, I have so many things to be thankful for and I count all of you as one of my blessings, Jane

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Our first snowfall

I'm back to show you a shaker card. Just in time for our first snow. It is exciting outside, very pretty now ~ I have to wonder how long I will be liken that!!

I took a photo from the side so I hope you will be able to see the "dome" of the shaker filled with beads.  I can't believe it has been a year since I made these kinds of Cards.  I had to re-figure out the cutting templates I used.   Wishing you all a wonderful day, from the snowy Midwest!   Jane

Monday, November 8, 2010

There is the complete Treat Jar set.  I love the colors, it turned out very well and so happy with it all.  I want to share with you all today some of the features of the card. first off and I am sure you noticed, it's an easel card, they are very popular right now and I see why!  Notice on the card front the Snowman - it that correct?  Or should I be saying or writing snowperson, Umm.  Anyways, it is a digital image that  I colored him/her with my COPIC markers and the added some flower soft (polar white) to the snow drifts.  The snowflakes are both paper punched with the Martha Stewart paper punch and also are foamies too and I placed gems on the top of those in both pink and silver.  Did you notice how 'POPPED' the main image is?  Oh, you will be surprised!  The image or snowman is raised out front the card front by... drum roll, a ribbon spool and I saw it at my blogger friend and former design team member Carolyn's blog and I loved how it looked  but I decided to go one step further and left some of the ribbon on the spool and used that and other ribbon to make one bigger size bow and topped it off with a stick pen and snowflake!!
As with a digi, you can change the size of it on your computer, I happen to dump the image into a word document file and did the adjustments there and printed it out on card stock, I had to make a smaller image for the jar top.  I forgot to mention up above that this little guy/gal has heart gems for the hands.  I picked up a pink heart gem pack and it had three sizes, I used the smallest of the snowman's buttons, the second size for the snowman's hands on the jar top and the largest size for the snowman's hands on the card.  I loved that they came that way, it worked out perfectly for what I was doing on this project.  So, all you need to do is place treats inside this jar; Peppermints, Herseys's Kisses, whatever your favorite is...   I personally love them all~~  Jane

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Santa is on his way ...

If you like this Santa, I am offering you him as a free Digi, just pull Santa from off this blog.   I just ask that you be a follower and leave a comment.  I found him on a free domain site for public use so you will not be infringing on any artists when you use him or their Angel policies or copy rights.  I would love to see your card if you are so inclined to post under there a link to your blog.  If I see alot of you are interested, I will go out and find another to share with all of you.   I hope he prints out well for you, I am not sure what size he will look best at.    Thanks, Jane

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Now that Halloween is over, Merry Christmas..

Oops, I guess Thanksgiving is first but I have already made those cards.  How do you like this one?   I do have to say I like it.  Very much like that last card I posted on my blog!!  Hope all is well with my Blog friends.  Blessings, Jane

Sunday, October 24, 2010

More scrapbook pages

Yep, I put together a few more pages.  If you have been following me for a length of time, you know how I like to mix things up!  So, I think I have been doing more creating than blogging so I am going to have to do some catchup with that.  I have been doing some ebaying (is that a word?) on my pages and happy to report, these three pages have gotten new homes.  Do you have a favorite?  There is one that I like a tad bit more but all where so much fun to make and to buy all those embellishments for.  Hope the new owners are hapoy with them. 

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Olde World Treats for Christmas

This is my new Christmas Treat set, if you recall I created one for Thanksgiving also.  I love making the jar, very easy and fun but the whole set was labor intense but lovely .. I am stocking up on my Christmas supplies, I hope to have most of them soon, the stores are a little behind so waiting for some fabulous papers!!
 I made this for a online friend of mine, she wants 2 more treat jar sets.  So that will be back on my crafting table soon.   Had to chuckle today, when I went to do this post blogger was not able to load up images, i have bad timing.  I hope all is well.  Blessings, Jane

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Got stuff??

Hi everyone,

Sadly this is my craft table right now and it looks like this almost all the time!!  Can't say that that is much of a system.  I just seem to pull out alot of products while creating.   Enough of that, I am here to let you know that there is a newly created swap message board on ebay.  Anyone can join as long as you are registered on ebay.  You swap with other paper crafty people looking for certain things, you will see once you go over there what it is all about.  There are flower swaps, card swaps, ATC swaps, scrapbook page layout swaps, Christmas items  and anything else you would like to see, just ask!  I myself put in for ***  No  surprise  ***, a card swap and the flower swap.  Email the message board creator, Cindy at  and she will send you an invite to come on to the board.  Hope to see you there.   Blessings, Jane

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Wedding card and envelope

Thought I would share with you what I have been working on.  I WAS surprised to see a week had gone by since I posted to my beloved blog so here we go:

Hope all is well and  you are enjoying the fall days and nights, the last few days have been unseasonably warm in the 80's and high 70's for the midwest. 

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Thankful offering...

Ho, Ho, Ho,
Wait, I guess that would be Christmas.  I went to the store today to look at Halloween Costumes and right next to that area was Christmas!  Thanksgiving does not get that much attention.  This little guy has been my long time favorite so I did use this stamp about a month ago on another card I blogged there but you know that when doing a card, a stamp can have a life of its own.  Fall is setting in here, yesterday, I put away all my garden statues and decorations and today my husband brought in the furniture so so , I guess if we get any more nice days and I hope we will, I may have to drag out a chair from the garage.  Not complaining mind you, one less thing I have to do.  (ie.. more crafting time!).  Thank you all for joining me here and viewing this little guy or gal, I can't really tell!  Blessings, Jane

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Expanding to Scrapbooking pages

Hi everyone,

I have been online, and still kicking but also creating something other then a card, I am showing you several scrap booking pages I have created, feeling somewhat guilty about putting some of my card making on hold, it is a switch to change gears to be doing this.  I also have some other items to show you but can't show them all at once, LOL.  Thank you all for stopping by and your feedback on my new adventure.  Blessings, Jane

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Cornucopia - the Bounty of the fall Harvest


The weather sure have cooled down some and I have been in my craft room, I have many more projects yet to show you but YES, early to even be thinking of Thanksgiving but here you have it!

I have joined the following Challenges:
Midnight Madness Sketch

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Trick or Treat

Today I am bringing you a Halloween card, these cute little monsters!   Today was a cool day and WOW, we are into September, those ghosts and goblins with be visiting before you know it.  Hope all is well.  Jane

Thursday, September 2, 2010

To be Thankful for...

Hello and Welcome,

I have fall on my mind with the rich jewel tone colors.  I put this together over the last few days.  I felt I had such butterfingers with it all the glue, oh my.  But, I like it and it has a nice little treat jar to go with it.  I stole those Tooties Rolls from my husband and they were missed.  I actually did fill jar in the kitchen when he was home and he said 'What ya doing?", as you can see the jar is empty and I only got 4.  Good grief, he told me to go get my own bag!!  Anyways, looks like my batteries are going again, always seems to be the case, maybe I do need to go to the store.

Challenges I entered this in:
Midnight Madness Sketch

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sunflower "Happy Day'" card

Hello again, I know this is unlike me to post so many cards in a row but I have been on a roll, I am sure it won't and can't last so I am enjoying it while I can.  Today I bring you this card.  I think it would be great for many occasions, even a Get Well card.  Those Sunflowers are sure to brighten anyone's day.  The Sunflower Digital image is at Priscilla's Store if you are looking for something like this.
I always try to do the insides of my cards at the same time I do the front while the supplies are still in front of me.  Thank you for stopping by,  Jane

I have entered this in the following challenges:
Midnight Madness" Sketch

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Pretty Easel, "Thanks" , Prima Vines card.

The front view of the Easel card.  I used some Prima Flower vines and notice the two 'thanks' metal charms I also used.  Those are a blog candy win from a fellow card maker and blogging friend, Denise, here is where Denise plays  Thanks, Denise and am enjoying all the other goodies as well!

I close-up view of the front.  Lots of feminine touchs and embellishments here.

I have entered this in the following challenges:
Midnight Madness Sketch
Crafty Creations Butterflies
Creatalicious Challenge Vintage
Fab n Funky Flowers
Flutter by Wednesday Recipe
If the shoe fits Diecuts

Monday, August 16, 2010

Rich Fall Colors - Especially for YOU

Hello bloggers, last weekend I made some cards.  Sometimes I go into my craft room and the ideas come and sometimes, well I think I can say that they are less than steller!  I like to think that past weekend, the mojo flowed well.  The first card was the Anya card I posted recently and now this one.  I love the rich jewel tones on this and was thinking of Fall and Thanksgiving.  background I used my leaf stamp 4 times and wet embossed those with Metallic Copper EP.  I also embossed the main image with the same EP.  The ribbon on the bottom reads "Made Especially for YOU" and then repeats.  It is much prettier in person, for some reason, every time I photo an embossed card, it does not show well.  Thanks for stopping in, hope you are all well.   Blessings and  Made Especially for you, Jane

I have entered this in the following Challenges:
Cute Card Thursday Leaves
Double Dutch" Make own patterned paper {embossed leaves on solid rust paper}
Our Daily Bread Design Stamp again and again {Leaf background}
Penny's Challenge Anything goes
Polly Craft In stitches {zigzaged}
Scrappy Frogs Stitches {zigzaged}
Practical Scrappers Stitches {zigzaged}
Sweet Stampin Favorite stamp
Paper Pretties Ribbon
The Pink Elephant Ribbon and Sparkle {embossing}
By the cute and girly Animal Antics
Crafty Catz Animal

Saturday, August 14, 2010

My girl Anya; Wish

Hi all, I promise not to 'talk' too much today.  I have had this stamp for a while now and this is the first time I have used it.  I colored her with COPICS, yes I can finally say that, I made a small purchase, I do like them and may try and expand my color base.  I will need to learn how to do some blending but all in good time.

I have entered this card in the following Challenges:  
Whoopsidaisy Blue and Green 
Penny's Challenge Anything goes 
Fab n Funky Favorite Color(s) 

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Music in the Garden


I'm having and planning a Garden Party here, A Celebration of Celebrations.   So... there are so many details I have got to say and what is a dinner and evening party without Music?  The Celebration will begin at 3:30 and go on till the wee hours.  The DJ will be starting at 7:00pm but will need some music to play during the social hour, dinner hour and after the DJ packs up and leaves.    Umm, have I mentioned I am musically challenged along with everything else I am challenged with?  I am.  SO.. to pick out music when we don't have much, I mean my husband has some which is a little too hard rock and rock for easy listening so I am passing on that.  I did however ordered some CD's from the 1960's and 1970's that I saw on TV late one night I quick jotted down the number and called.  But, I have wonderful friends who know I am challenged musically, technically and directionally.  My friend said come on over and pick your music, I have tons.  Well, she has quite an eclectic collection.  I wanted to snatch and run but she had other ideas, LOL.  We spent hours listening and singing together, we laughed  and we cried and yes, she made fun of me not knowing the artists well.  I said, hey, I'm a white girl, {Grin}.
I'll tell you what I walked away with, I am well aware that this music 'dates' me but then all my siblings and most of my friends are also the same age so I am hoping that they will enjoy the selection.  I got R&B, POP, Easy listening, Country, Lite Rock, Jazz, Sole and a few Disco.  I got John Denver, Johnny Cash {not John Deere}, Anne Murry, Chicago, KC and the sunshine band, Three Dog Night, The Judds, CCR {Have you ever seen the rain?} Moody Blues, Eric Clapton, Carly Simon {you all know how much I love her as when I did have a play list on my blog, it opened up with "Your so Vain", in reflection maybe not the best song to open a blog with LOL}, James Taylor.
Now, thanks to my hubby, we have ITunes software on our computer so in goes the CD, then it lists the songs on the CD, open a file and drag the song you want into a folder.  You can also listen to the song if you want.  Then you are done, upload to your IPOD and with cables and such, will be hooked up to speakers that will be out in the garden so we will have hours and hours of wonderful music that will not need {I hope} any attention from us during the day and into the evening.  We will be shuffling the music so the different types of music will be mixed together.   Did I tell you I get by with a little help from my Friends?   Thank you, this one's for you.

Challenges:  I decided to play along with these 5 challenges, this card is fairly simple plus one of the challenges allows to to enter in 5 challenges total which today works for me.  I went to the eye doctor for my annual exam, an annual only because I am so lucky to be blessed with an eye disease that thankfully has not changes within the last 15 years but still not pleasant to undergo the eye photos, flashing lights and press the button and the eye dilations and other drops, sigh BUT happy to be done for yet another year.  Not to mention eye focusing and on the computer, my mind is not focusing on your challenge blogs, I was too busy looking at the cards to then I would have to go back and read what the challenge was about!!!

 Blessings to my blogging friends, Jane

2 sistersStitching
Cute Card ThursdayWhateva {grin}
Dutchdare Anything goes
FabnFunky Favorite Colors
Paper Sundaes Metal (pin and heart)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

New tools and toys.

I have been thinking of getting a Circut ... Oh, on and off for about a year (takes me a while, doesn't it?).  I just was not sure if I would use it enough to buy it and take up space in my craft room and have yet 'MORE STUFF'. I think you know what I finally decided. Regardless of how much I will use it, I decided to just purchase it and welcome it into my craft space. To do that, I needed someplace to put it so I found this cabinet at the Goodwill, I believe it was at one time a Microwave cart.
In the drawer I put my Wizzard die cuts and embossing folders. Inside the cabinet you see that I have more room to buy yet "More Stuff", huh.   At the same time I purchased my Circut I picked up four cartridges.
 Of course, this "new to me" cabinet and other purchases made it clear to me that I needed to clean my craft room.  What started as a fairly quick project now was not.  The day started out rainy which is a great day for the craft room and it now sunny out so I am off to enjoy the outside.  Hope your day is nice and sunny too, Jane

Thursday, August 5, 2010

My little helpers

Happy Wednesday, looks like a nice day today in Minnesota. I took these photos of my two "lovely" kitties a while back, I'm feeling a little lazy on with posting to my blog and card making the last few days but getting some other things done, it's all a trade off, ya know? So.. I thought I would show you something from me and in just so happens to be cats in the dog days of summer they want a little love too.

Nothing like bringing the outside in.  I clipped a few of these branches to place in a vase in the house, I knew I would be seeing my little helpers on this project.  Yep, sure enough, here they come, they are very predictable!!  This is Charlie, she is the gray one and next comes the black one Joey.  I think Charlie enjoyed the flowers more, sigh! 
 Hope you all have a nice day and don't forget to smell the flowers.  Hugs, Jane

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