Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Bee Mine Card and a Give-A-Way

Hello Everyone, Today is Give-A-Way Day!

Make a comment on this post and you'll be entered to win this stamp set "Lots of Pun" from

Let me show you the Z shaped card I made using "Lots of Pun" stamp set. 
And here is a close up of the Joy's Life stamp "Bee Mine".
Now Just a few rules:
1. You must post a comment to this post by 1:00 AM Monday August 2nd.
2. One winner will be randomly selected from this blog to win a set of  "Lots of Pun" stamps
on Monday August 2nd and then posted on this blog.
3. If you're not a follower of this blog you must leave me some way to get a hold of you.
4. You have until Monday August 9th.1:00AM to claim your prize.
5. The stamps will ship 1st Class in the US and Internationally or Priority Mail directly from

Now hop over to  to see what the other design team members have made and for more chances to win.
Don't forget Joy has some great prizes to win this week in her five days of Give-A-Ways.

Good Luck Everyone, Jana

Monday, July 26, 2010

Give-A-Way Coming Wednesday

Hi Everyone, this is Just a reminder to stop back on Wednesday for a chance to win a set of Super Joy's "Lots of Pun" stamps.  One lucky winner will be picked from everyone who comments to my Wednesday's post by 1:00 AM Monday August 2nd.

Be sure to visit this week, She'll be doing 5 days of give-a-ways beginning today.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Altered Notebook

Happy, Happy Friday Everyone, It's an especially happy Friday for me.  Tomorrow I leave for a week on Cape Cod. I'm so excited. Besides being one of my favorite places to visit, I have lots of family coming along. Not to worry I will be posting while I'm away.  Be sure to stop back on Wednesday.  I have a special card to show you and a Give-A-Way.
Now on to business.  A few days ago I found some small generic notebooks at the dollar tree.  I've been wanting to try altering one for a time. The price was right so I picked up a few.
The plastic covers were easy enough to remove. I then traced them on to chipboard and cut them out. I traced the chipboard on the back of my paper and glued it on using the large Zig 2-way dauber. Then I lined up the plastic cover on the chipboard and punched the holes. Then I glued the opposite side with my paper. then using my hole punch again I line up the holes with the punch and punched through the paper. It made for perfect holes. Using a black marker I edged the whole cover so the chipboard didn't show. I did the back cover the same way and put both covers back on the binder/notebook.
I liked the dividers but not the tabs so I snipped them off. Now it was time to decorate the cover. Everything I used I had on hand.  The orangesh buttons I purchased this summer at my local Scrapbook store, but I can't remember the maker. The tag is Graphic 45. The small clock was also a punch-out from Graphic 45 that I made with SU's build-a-brad. The cute brad I found on sale at Jo-Ann's this week. A set of 12 for 99 cents. The paper was from my stash.
I hope you've enjoyed today's post. I can't wait to make another  one. I'm slowly working  my way up to a mini album. If you haven't tried this take the jump, it's easier than it looks.
Don't forget to stop back this week for a special Give-A-Way!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Embossed and Layered Medallion Flower

Hello Again Friends and Followers.  Yesterday the Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Expo was in town.  So many choices and so little money, lol. One item on my list to check out was a medallion stamp. I chose this one because I knew it would be easy to cutout.
To begin I choose four different colors I wanted to use from my scrap bin. I stamped the image in Versamark once on the green and twice on each of the purples. I then heat embossed them with pearl fine detail embossing powder. Once they cooled I cut them out.
Here you can see all seven layers and the embossing. The lighter colors didn't photograph was well as the darker.
Beginning with the largest I started the layering. Layer 1-2 I glued, 2-3 I pop dotted, 3-4 I glued, 4-5 I pop dotted, 5-6 I pop dotted and 6-7 I glued. In the center of layer seven I added a purple half back jewel.The hardest part to making this was picking the colors. I choose all SU cardstock, Garden Green, Elegant Eggplant, Lavender Lace and Almost Amethyst.
The stamp measures 4 X 4 inches so all my scraps were that size or smaller.  The stamp is from Holly Berry House.  They have a large selection of medallion rubber stamps. The embossing powder is from  I highly recommend it for fine detail embossing. I hope you enjoyed this post.  I'll be doing more of these for Christmas.  Can't you just see these in Poinsettia colors?
Best, Jana

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Nugget Boxes

Hello Followers, I have something a little different tonight.  I've been making these for a while. Everyone seems to enjoy them. These I made for my Mother to give to her bridge friends when she's hosts her bridge game. They  make cute shower or wedding favors. I also slip them in my children's Christmas stockings.
If you haven't seen these before they slide open to reveal three Hershey Nugget chocolates.

I found this Cricut cut file on the Cricut message board. But it can be found here on Cindy McVey's blog:
She has to be one of the most talented Cricut DS and Gypsy file designers. So if you have a Cricut and either Design Studio or a Gypsy be sure to check it out.
The card paper I picked up at Hobby Lobby in the closeout bin.   You will need a heavy cardstock for the box. I used DCWV black textured cardstock.
Until next time, my best, Jana

Friday, July 16, 2010

Flip Card aka Swing Card

Happy Friday Everyone, I had some exciting news today. I won some blog candy at  If you get a chance stop over and take a look at this super cute site. Wendy is a SU demo and has posted some great projects.

On to today's card. Another project I hadn't tried before. It's called a swing card but is also known as a flip card. I've even seen it called a flip flop card. As you open the card the center flips to show you the other side of the center piece.
I'm sorry about the quality of these pics. It's been a very rainy day here, which never makes for good photos. I wasn't happy with the video tutorial I had saved. So I searched more than a few to find one I thought was easiest to follow.  She's even drawn a diagram with measurements to follow along.
Have a great weekend, Jana

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Pulley Card

Good Morning everyone, I'm posting early today because I was just too darn tired last night. Today's card is another that has been making the rounds for a while. Whenever I find a video tutorial that looks interesting to me I save it. Lately I've been going back and I'm sure some of you have seen or tried this card.  This is my first attempt.
I used a bit of everything for this. DCWV and ki memories paper ( now on clearance at JoAnn's) and SU Pixie Pink. SU Little flowers,Big Flowers and vintage labels stamp set. A small saying from a Gina K. stamp set. SU's crushed Curry, Pixie Pink and Bravo Burgundy inks. And a jelly roll orange star pens for just the small flower center on the cover.
These are not my usual colors. I'm trying to work outside my comfort zone.  I made this card for my daughter and I think she'll enjoy it.
There are a few tutorials floating around out there. This one is the best I've seen:
Until next time, Jana

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Hello Kitty Graduation Card

Hello Again Everyone, Today was one of those days when I needed to keep busy. It was to be moving day for my DD.  She happens to be the youngest and last to leave the nest. Well, she was all packed and ready to go, when she decided to wait until the morning. So it looks like I'll need to keep busy tomorrow too. She'll only be 2.5 hours away, but I will miss her dearly.
On to happier occasions.  My niece graduated High school last month.  She's holding her party next weekend so I needed to get her card ready. She just so happens to be a "Hello Kitty" fan too. I think this card will be perfect for her.
This card is 5.5 X 4.25.  I cut Hello Kitty using my Cricut and the Hello Kitty cartridge. She was cut at 3".  I used my nieces school colors of green and white with gold. All the paper is from Stampin' Up, except the glitter paper I used for Kitty's face, hands and feet. The gold was just a scrap from my scrap bin.  The congratulations was stamped in Handsome Hunter on a Martha Stewart label. I'm very pleased with the way this came out.  I hope you enjoyed this too. Until next time, Jana

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Heat Embossed Split Negative Card

Welcome Friends, I'm back today with a technique that is new to me.  I had this tutorial saved for sometime but I hadn't gotten around to trying it until today. I'm surprised at how easy it was.

A great tutorial on the split Negative card can be found here:
Gina K. is an amazing artist and her tutorials are so easy to follow. Just substitute a stamp of your own choice. I also decided to color the aqua side with prismacolor alcohol markers and the chrome with a silver Jelly Roll pen.
The Stamp set is Classic Cars from Clear Art Stamps.  You can see their full vintage line here:
Thanks for taking the time to stop in, I hope you visit again soon, Jana

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Button Down Shirt Cards

Hello Everyone, I want to start out by apologize for not posting in the last 12 days. What can I say, it's summer and I've been super busy. I promise to try and post more. Today I have two cards to show you. One for a woman and the other for a man. I think these are super cute gatefold cards. Mary  Driggs did a tutorial on Paper Craft Planet of these. You can visit her blog here: for directions and measurments.
The red blouse is made using all Stampin' Up except for the collar. After much practice I used a Martha Stewart border punch to make the collar look lacy.
For the men's golf shirt I again used Stampin'Up paper and cardstock. The buttons are from my stash. I cut the small alligator with my Cricut using the Create a Critter cartridge and then inked it up.