Sunday, March 25, 2012

March Papertrey Blog Hop!

Good Morning everyone! or I should say afternoon.  I totally overslept this morning and I have a very full day so I'm going to make this short and sweet.  Here's my entry into the Papertrey ink March blog hop challenge.
The challenge this month was to use aqua and yellow.  Now I have to admit that this is far from my favorite color combo. Being the good sport that I am, I thought I'd give it a try anyways.It wasn't so bad after all :)
If you want to play along here's a link to the blog hop:
I'm on my way over to see what others have come up with.
Thanks for stopping in. Until next time, Jana

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Another Papertrey ink Make it Monday

Good morning friends, I've been on a whirlwind here all week.  We've had summer like weather for the past week. I've gotten sooo much yard work done :).
I just love the technique for this weeks Make-it-Monday challenge I had to make another card. After I finished blending the copics for my back ground I decided that it was too much for this stamped image so I cut it down and added the Orange Zest paper on the bottom third. I hope you enjoyed this.  Once more here's the link if you want to learn this technique and/or play along.
Until next time, Jana

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Make it Monday #58 graduated backgrounds

Good Morning all, on this glories first day of spring.  We are having summer like weather here in central NY today so this will be a short post. I need to get outside and get some yard work done:)

I'm playing along with the Make it Monday #58 using products.  Rather than explain the challenge I'm leaving the link so you can see for yourself. One point I might add is you don't need to use Copic markers as long as you use an alcohol marker. I use some Prismacolor markers and Copic in my example. With the Prismacolor markers I used the broad tip. I love this summery card. I'm sending it off to my daughter today because she's experiencing the same hot sunny weather we are.
The medallion stamp and paper are from Papertreyink.
Until next time,

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Make It Monday #55 Challenge

Hello everyone, I'm here today with my take on the Papertrey ink Make it Monday challenge #55. The challenge to to use one of your existing frame stamps to make a card using Dawn's frame stretching technique. I knew this was going to be a challenge because I only have one acrylic frame stamp. It turned out to easier than I thought.

I stamped the rectangular frame four times to make one large frame. Then I strategically started filling the center so you wouldn't see where the frames connected. I also decided to stamp patterned paper because I need practice in that area. Here's a close up of the framed area. (After previewing this post I can see that the frame isn't showing up well. You can click on the photo to make it larger. Hopefully that will help.)

I used PTI's Aqua mist ink for the frame.  I die cut the eyelet oval twice. Once using a PTI coaster and once in the pattern paper. I wanted it raised off the paper a bit and was afraid you might be able to see the extra frame lines if I used pop dots. Now here's the finished card.

Note the area between the bottom of the frame and the ribbon.  I plan on adding a sentiment at a later time.
The ribbon and cardstock are from PTI also. The patterned paper is from a small My Minds Eye Stack called Jack & Jill. I love the red, aqua, orange-red and turquoise colors in this paper. I also used this stack for the PTI blog hop challenge on Saturday. The photos are below if you wish to see more of the patterns.Thanks again for stopping in.

Always, Jana

Sunday, February 26, 2012

After being away from my blog for almost a year I decided to post some photos yesterday for the Papertrey ink February Blog Hop Challenge. I couldn't believe what a mess my blog had become. So I'm back today to clean up the mess and give the old blog a new look. I like it for now.  It may change again at a later date.

So what Have I been up to for the last year you ask?  I took up scrap booking. And scrap I did, with more than 30 2-page layouts.  My Mom passed in March of last year and I felt it therapeutic to put some memories in a book just for myself.

What?!? no cards? well of course I didn't give up card making. Here are a few of my cards since I've been gone.
My son bought a new house last summer. Since he works 60+ hours most weeks during the summer I became his personal assistant and go-between with the Realtors.  They are both super ladies and couldn't have been more helpful. I sent each of them this card with a thank you.

A friends B'day card. She's in a band and loves interactive cards.

This years over the top Valentines.

A Christmas card to my other son who is living in Hawaii. I wanted to give him a taste of home as we live in snow country. I hope you've enjoyed this short summary of my past year cards. I hope to be back tomorrow with some other projects.

Always, Jana

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Papertrey February Blog Hop Challenge 3

This will be my last post for today. I wanted to add one more card to the challenge.

Before I do that I want to apologize for my photos today. I should have used my good camera. It's been a rush-rush day.
Another fun card that was so easy to make using Papertrey's mover & shakers: Poppers die. Don't miss out on the  fun. You can find more like this at
Thanks for stopping by.

Papertrey February Blog Hop Challenge second post

Well Hello Again
I told you I'd be back today with another post.
April is our rainy season and it certainly brings May flowers. I like to send a card like this out to my friends when we've had a solid week of rain.
So easy with Papertrey ink's new Movers & Shakers dies.
I may be back with another post if blogger doesn't give me a hard time. It's soooo slow today.

Papertrey February Blog Hop Challenge

Well Hello Everyone.  It's been ages since I last posted. I bring you today my entries into the Papertreyink February Blog Hop Challenge.

Today it's all about interactive cards.
I made this card for my son who is living in Hawaii and attending helicopter school. Money is tight so I like to send him little favors such as Starbuck gift cards.

I didn't have stamps that conveyed my sentiment. I simply used my computer and printed it out. Then I  cut them out using my cuttlebug using the Papertreyink Banners die. I made myself a stencil to line up the words with the die.
Easy peasy.  I'll be back in a few minutes with another interactive card. Thanks for stopping by and if you want to see more, and of course you do, join the fun here  Always,

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Vinyl for Laptop

Wow, it's truly been a long time since my last post. I hope I can remember how to do it.
I bought a new laptop and decided it needed to be decorated. The laptop it's self is a strange color, almost a burnt copper and I love it. This is what I came up with using my Cricut and vinyl.
Hope you enjoyed this.  I'll try to be back soon.

Always, Jana

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Pennant Banner using Design Studio

Welcome everyone, I have a quick post for you tonight.  My sister Pamm turned sixty this week. We went to a girls lunch at a friends restaurant with other family. I had been wanting to try one of these so I thought this would be a good time to do it. Here's a quick pic of the center three pennants I hung up around our table.
I don't have a cartridge with a scalloped pennant so I designed this one using George and Basic Shapes in Design Studio. The letters and numbers were cut using Base Camp
Thanks for stopping by, Jana

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Faux Stitching Tape Winner

Happy Hump Day Everyone. I have a winner of the Faux Stitching Tape,  lucky #7, Yvonne Russell.
Yvonne Russell said...

I love all the cards, but my fave is the Day 2 card and the step by step to putting it together.

I'd never heard of Faux tape till I saw your 7 Days of Quilts - what an innovative idea and it would be fun to try. You've inspired me. I'm definitely going to try some quilt cards myself.
Thanks again
As soon as I finish posting this I'll be sending her an email.
If you're interested in purchasing this tape you can find it at Anne's blog:

Here's the link again to a tutorial using this tape.

Thanks for all your kind comments, Jana

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Day 7 of "Seven Days of Quilt Cards" Bloopers and a Give-A-Way

Hello Again Everyone. Today is day 7 of my series "Seven Days of quilt cards" I can't believe how fast this week flew by. As promised here are the quilt cards that didn't make the cut.

I like it but I sent it out before taking a pic.

I loved this card until I decided to add the ribbon. Note to self: add patches after ribbon so they are centered.

Sloppy zig-zag edge. I might tear it apart and rework it.

Now for some blog candy.

If you would like to enter my give-a-way for a roll of Faux Stitch Tape, Just leave a comment on this post, letting me know which day's card you liked best, and some way for me to get a hold of you, (blog, mb name, email spelled out Ex: sueataoldotcom) To see the whole weeks worth of cards just scroll down, Give-a-way ends Tuesday 11:59 pm EDT.
Good Luck Everyone