Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easter Egg Hunt

Hello Again
I think Blogger is playing and early April Fool's trick on me. I just posted this card and somehow it disappeared.
Anyhoo, I made this card using the prettiest green glimmered card stock from AC Moore. The green grass and flowers with leaves were stamped using the Stampin Up set "All The Best" and Marvy markers. I stamped them on white card stock and cut them out. Then I used pop dots to add some dimension. I cut the eggs on my cricut using the George and Basic Shapes cartridge. I stamped them with the polka dot background stamp from the SU stamp set "Polka Dots and Paisley" I outlined them with the matching marker to give them some definition. The ribbon came in a small set from Targets dollar bins.
Tomorrow I'll be posting a super easy small gift bag made with the Cricut. I hope you come back soon, Jana

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

More Mini Easter Egg Boxes

Hello Friends,
I had so much fun making this darling Mini Easter Egg box for my Mom ( see yesterdays post) that I decided to make six more for friends and family.
This box and a larger version was designed by the very talented Cindy McVey. Visit her blog to see even more amazing cut files.
Ill be back each evening from today until Sunday with a new Easter card or project, so be sure to stop by and let me know what you think, Jana

Monday, March 29, 2010

Easter Egg Boxes

Hi everyone, can you believe it's Monday evening already. My weekend just flew by. I'm so glad I've had time to finish a few Easter gifts and cards. I hate all the last minute pressure to finish up.

I made this darling little candy box for my Mom using my Cricut and Design Studio. I filled it with the small butterfinger chocolate eggs.
A big thanks goes out to Cindy McVey for creating and posting this free cut file on her blog @ Her cut files are amazing. She also has this in a larger version that hold six Cadbury eggs. I added the embellishment and ribbon. I need to make another one and I won't be using this gemstone card stock. It's beautiful and cuts good but I don't like the way it folds. I should have known better because I had the same problem when I've used it as a card base.
See you soon, Jana

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Good Saturday morning, I had a very productive day yesterday. My work table was loaded up with ink pads, punches, stamp sets, paper pads and you name it. So much in fact I had to keep moving things to make room to work. So I hung some shelving and started to organize. I spent the whole day and Wow what a difference that makes. I can't wait to go and create.
Today's card is just a simple note card. I left off a sentiment. I do this sometimes because I like to have some blank cards at the ready. I used SU paper, card stock, and ribbon. The Tea Pot and cups are from SU's stamp set Funky Favorites. I cut the scalloped circles on my Cricut using the Mini Monograms cartridge. The Lacey edge is a MS border punch. Because I can't seem to leave well enough alone, lol, I added the two cups to the inside.
Thanks for dropping by, Jana

Monday, March 22, 2010

The Village Peeple

Good Afternoon everyone.Feeling a little bit better today, but still not myself.

A couple days last week my sister, sil and I got together to create this diorama for a contest in our local newspaper. Wish us luck.

Till next time, Jana

Saturday, March 20, 2010

More Faux Pinwheel Cards

Hi everyone, I almost made it through the winter without getting sick, ugh, even my hair hurts.

So for today just a few examples of the Faux Pinwheel cards I blogged about back on 2/23/10. Hope you enjoy them.

Happy Spring, Jana

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Apron Invites

Good Afternoon Everyone, It is so beautiful here for this time of year that I just am in awe. But some how I have managed to pull a muscle in my shoulder so I'm inside for the day trying to take it easy. I thought today would be a good day to go through some of my paper scraps. I'm so glad I did. I came up with these invitations. I can think of so many uses for these. Father's day, a cookout, Mother's day, or Easter Sunday. The possibilities are endless.
I made the card and apron using a template I made after seeing something similar. I am the worlds worst at making templates so I really need to tweak it.
I used the SU Introducing stamp set on both of these. The feminine one I used rose red ink and a pink jelly roll pen to help it stand out. I punched out the bottom with the new SU scallop border punch. The paper is just left over scraps I had. The ribbon and brads are from Jo-Anns. I think small buttons would be cute too. Or maybe a string of pearls using half pearls.
The masculine card was stamped with SU chocolate chip. The paper and brads I had picked up at the dollar general. The ribbon is from AC Moore.
My best, Jana

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Hi all, Sorry I haven't posted lately. The weather here as been beautiful and I have been out enjoying it. I also just finished a "top secret" peep project. My sister has made me promise not to post any pictures until after the entry deadline. You'll just have to wait until Sunday to see it. So for today just another of my favorite tools. If you have trouble with the teeny tiny bows like I do you may want to pick up one of these. It makes perfect bows in 7 different sizes. Very easy to use if you follow the directions. I bought mine on eBay, but you can use the email address in the photo to order one.

Have a great day, Jana

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Thank You Card

Hi everyone,
Last week I won some blog candy
I decided to use some of the winnings to send Lynne a thank you card.
I began by making a checkerboard pattern with one of the many stamps she sent. Then I stamped small SU flowers with the yellow ink pad she also sent. The bird was cut using my Cricut and the Home Decor cartridge. I added MS black glitter to the his eye. I used a SU stamp for the Thanks and then highlighted it with a glitter pen.
I can't wait to try out all the stamps and ink pads I won. If you haven't been to Lynne's site please stop by and take a look around. She's on the design team for
They have a few challenges going on right now. So if you like to "cuttlebug" you may want to join in.
Always, Jana

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Simple Birthday Card

This was super simple. I cut the card at 8 1/2 x 11 and folded it in half to make a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card. The top layer was cut at 5 1/4 x 4. I stamped Birthday Wishes and heat embossed it using a silver embossing powder. I attached it to the card using pewter colored hardware. I used my small Stampin Up slot punch to open up the top of the card so that I could run the ribbon all the way around. I did end up changing the ribbon after this picture was taken. I used the same ribbon only in a pale yellow.
At last, it's going to be a beautiful sunny day here in Central New York. I can't wait to get out and enjoy it.
Until next time, Jana

Thursday, March 4, 2010

And Yet Another St. Patricks Card

Oh my, I just couldn't get a good photo of this card. The card stock I used has a satin finish and that may be the problem.
I used A Child's Year cartridge for this card. I really like the card cut. The Shamrock I cut twice, 1/4 inch apart. The sentiment was stamped and the heat embossed in gold. I highlighted the shamrock with a gold glitter pen.

This week I won some blog candy at
I was elated when it arrived today. I spent the afternoon playing with all of it. I'll be posting some projects this weekend.

Best, Jana