Friday, April 30, 2010

Decorated Canister

Hello again Everyone, Last night I tried something new for me. I'm sure some of you have done these but I hadn't.
I was at My Mother's apartment this week when she was going to throw away this tin. It looks like it's never been used. I told her if she gave it to me I'd make her something with it. This is what I came up with. It's a tin for keeping her laundry quarters in. Right now she's using a plastic cup that sits on top of her fridge. I think this will look much nicer.
I used Cosmo Cricket "Boyfriend" paper. I think it's so cute and the clothes hanging on the line makes it a perfect fit. The ribbon is "Dusty Durango" from Stampin Up. I cut a series of flowers to layer and put a decorative brad in the center. I think this would be cute in my laundry room too. I could use it to put the little pieces of hardware I find when I empty my husbands pockets. I think I'll make myself one too.
Thanks for taking a look, I hope to see you here again, Jana

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Mother's Day Card

Hello again,Before I begin I'd like to thank everyone for the kind comments. I'm amazed that anyone would even look at my work much less leave a kind comment. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
It's been a hectic few days around here and then tonight just as I was ready to post our Power went out AGAIN. It seems to be a monthly occurrence this year.
This is the Mother's day card I've made for my Mom. The paper is from My Minds Eye. The stamp is an oldie but goodie from SU. The border punch is new from SU. I added some minor bling using a Jelly Roll pen in copper which matched beautifully. I seem to be using the colors orange and green together alot. Green is my favorite color so that's not surprising, But orange? I like it but never really used the two together. Anyhoo I'm putting those colors away for a while and trying to branch out.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Sunflower Card

Happy Weekend everyone. I know it's the wrong season for sunflowers but I just love this SU stamp Set, Jar of Fun. When I first started playing with my Prismacolor markers I knew this was one card I wanted to do. The sunflowers and the Jar and the stems are three different stamps. I stamped the jar in Going Gray and the stems in Old Olive on one piece of card stock and the flowers on another piece. I colored them in with my markers and cut them out. The jar is glued on and the flowers adhered with pop dots to give it some dimension. The edge of the card stock base was inked around the edges. The three eyelets are from Gina K. No tools needed with these, just a ballpoint pen. You can watch a demo here
I just love her videos.
Thanks for stopping by,until next time, Jana

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Embossed and Inked Card

Hello again everyone. I'm not sure how I feel about today's card. The more I look at this photo the more I want to rework it.
I embossed the leaves and stems using my cuttlebug and folder. I then used SU classic Garden Green ink and dauber and colored the raised image. ( Gina K. has a video this week on The flowers were stamped on white card stock and then on vellum. I cut both of them out and layered on my card. I used half pearls in the flower centers.
I can't believe it's Friday tomorrow. I have no Idea where this week went, lol.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Retro Birthday

Hello everyone, I made this retro look b'day card for my BIL. He's just a few months older than I am and we love to tease each other about our age. The colors are a true turquoise, salmon and black. Colors I felt represented the 50's. The motorcycle was stamped and heat embossed, punched out with a 1 3/4" circle punch. I cut a 2" scalloped circle on my Cricut. The words were printed out on my computer, adhered to white card stock and cut out individually.
I hope to be back in a day or two. Until then enjoy your week, Jana

Monday, April 19, 2010

Hot Chicken Salad

Today I let my daughter plan tonight's dinner. She could choose anything she wanted as long as I had the ingredients on hand. She chose Hot Chicken Salad. ( She made a trip to the store to buy potato chips) It's a casserole I don't make very often. I'm a lifetime Weight Watcher member and this recipe definitely does not qualify. Without further a do, Hot Chicken Salad:
2 cups cooked, cubed chicken,
2 cups sliced celery,
1/2 cup toasted, sliced almonds,
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons grated onion
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 cup mayo, (light mayo works fine)
1/3 cup grated parm. cheese
1 cup crushed potato chips
Mix it all together except the crushed potato chips. Spoon it in to a 9X13" pan. Top with the crushed chips. Bake at 450 for 15 minutes.
I served this with Home Made Bread I had in the freezer, green beans and canned apricots. These are all her favorites.
I have a few new cards I'll be posting during the week so stop back soon, Jana

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Ink Reaction

This is just a simple card but I wanted to show you what happened today. The purple flowers and sentiment were actually stamped in Stampin Up black classic ink on SU whisper white card stock. I have no idea why this happened. It does not occur when I stamp on other card stock.
The green flowers were stamped once and then again without reinking. I love this stamp set. It's a level three hostess gift and that isn't going to happen, lol, so I've been watching a few on Ebay.
Yeah, Just two more days until the weekend, Jana

Monday, April 12, 2010

"You Stand Out" Card

Hi ya everyone, Today I began my spring cleaning. I finished one bathroom and half the kitchen cupboards. Boy am I going to be sore tomorrow. I must have gone up and down the step ladder 100 times.
This card I made for my sweet niece. She's 23 and has moved half way across the country from her family and friends. I like to drop her a card now and then so she knows I'm thinking of her. I haven't decided what to write on the inside. She always dresses so cute and has great fashion sense. I was thinking something about standing out in the crowd. If you have any suggestions please feel free to post.
The dresses are all the same stamp. I stamped the four black ones and then filled them in with prismacolor markers. The red and white dress was stamped in red and cut out. Then I used pop dots to have it stand out.
Until next time, Jana

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Mothers Day Card

Hello friends, I haven't posted at all this week. Last week I bought myself a set of Prismacolor markers. For those who may be unfamiliar with these they are an alcohol marker similar to Copic markers but much less expensive. I love these so much I played with them daily. I've made a lot of images and today I decided I needed to start using them.

Today's card I made for my Mother-in-law, whom I adore.

You may remember this green card stock. I used it for my Mothers Easter card. I cut a piece if green swirly vellum I found at AC Moore. I think it must have been made for this card stock because it's a perfect match. I glued the vellum to the crease side of the card using a 1/4" wide line of Zig two way glue. I cut the green frame on my Cricut using the Storybook Cartridge. I then glued the tulip image on top. I forgot to mention that I had heat embossed the tulips. To do this I need to use an embossing pen. I covered just the tulips and leaves with the pen. I didn't want the white background embossed. I must say the pen worked very well.

Until next time, Jana

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Bunny Cake

Happy Easter everyone. I really wish I had something other than this cake to post. What can I say? It didn't look as good as I had hoped. I will say it tasted great and was well received at my families Easter dinner.
This was easy to make. Start with two round cake pans and bake per your recipe or mix. Use one round cake for the face and the other for the two ears and bow tie. Frost and then press coconut into the frosting.
My best to you and your families this holiday, Jana

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter Card

Another day, another card. I just love this one. I think this could be used for any occasion. This was my first attempt at using this 2 step Stampin up stamp set. I did use my Stampin-ma-jig, but the ink was so light I had a hard time placing in in position. Next time I'll use a darker ink. I bought the plate at Jo-Ann's. The Happy Easter was heat embossed.
Remember tomorrow is the last day for this Easter series. I hope to see you then, Jana

Friday, April 2, 2010

Funny Bunny Treat Cup Card

Welcome Friends to day five of the "Seven Days to Easter" series. Today's card was made using my cricut and a cut file from the talented and generous Cindy McVey. You can view her blog at
Her original design was for a candy wrapper but I needed a bunny and this one fit the bill. I did change the bunny's belly so that I could fit the SU treat cup. I haven't ever used these cups before and I must say it was very easy. I have some other ideas for these so they'll probably show up again in a future posts.
Stop back tomorrow for day six.
The best always, Jana

The Village Peeple, WE WON!!

Just a quick post to let you all know we won! No one was more surprised than me. The Syracuse, NY Post-Standard will be publishing this photo of our diorama on Sunday.
Enjoy, Jana

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Spring Gift Bag

Welcome back to day four of my Seven Days to Easter posts. Today's project is a cute Cricut cut gift bag. I cut this using the Plantin SchoolBook cartridge and cut it using the fit to page option. The paper I used is from Jo-Ann's and is double sided. Sorry I didn't get a photo of the side view. It's approximately 1 1/2 inches wide. And yes it has two handles. I filled a cellophane bag with Easter M&M's and tied it close with a pink polka dotted ribbon from Stampin Up. The chocolate bunny stamp is also from Stampin Up. He was stamped using Chocolate Chip SU ink. I took a bite out of his tail end with my small scallop circle punch. Feel free to leave any comments or questions.
Until Tomorrow, Jana