Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Ready for some fun?

Good morning and WELCOME!  Today is the first challenge post for the amazing designer Mary Smith and her challenge blog Createful Heartcards.  I am very humbled to be a part of this new beginning.  I think you will love Mary's designs and her husband is a designer also.  Each challenge for the for see able future is anything goes.  So lets get this party started!  But first the colors I used for this months image...

So my image this month is called sweet hearts.  It is available in Mary's ESTY shop.  Here is what I used to make my design:
SIVO Colored Pencils: (These pencils are from India and have very soft lead)
     Brown, Dk. Brown and Red
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
     FS1, FS2, TB4, IG2, LY2, LY3, IG4 AND DR4
3M 45 spray adhesive
Mirror paper from Dollar Tree
Blue card stock from Paper House
Printed ATOM paper from Joanns

My tools I can't live without:
Needle nosed tweezers, quilting ruler, rotary cutter, huge cutting mat and some stuff I will remember next month.

So here is this months inspiration:

See the atoms bouncing around, that is how I figured out the caption for the card.

The inside.  Sorry the picture is crooked.

That is my creation for this months challenge.  Please my friends, share my blog to your crafty friends.  Let's get the word about the new challenge that Createful Heartcards has going.  Make sure to visit Mary's Facebook page Createful Heart Digi's and Designs.

Thank you my friends for showing some love to Createful Heart.  I urge you to share the news everywhere!

Until later, bright blessings, 






Saturday, August 12, 2017

Something NEW is happening...

This upcoming week I have some exciting news to share with everyone.  I do have a request.  Could you let your friends know?  Link to this blog https://havecolorsbehappy.blogspot.com/ and the facebook page that goes with it https://www.facebook.com/havecolorsbehappy/  I would be so greatful.  It would mean a great start to a new venture.  See you on Tuesday August 15, 2017.

Bright Blessings, Jana

Friday, July 14, 2017

Super Excited!

So excited.  I was asked to be a guest designer over at Simply Crafty SVGs and also on facebook at Simply Crafty SVGs.  What a great honor.  I love the files that this site has and the owner Sandy is a fabulous designer.  Her design team is top notch.  Their examples with Simply Crafty SVGs 3D files are beautiful.  Please go on over and say hello and look around.

So for my project I wanted to make something for Bobs birthday which is in a couple of weeks.  Bob is a machinist.  We own a machine shop and he is in high demand.  So the file I chose is a 3D Tool Box.  It looks just like the 4 that we have in the shop.  This one is able to be filled with what ever you want.  It has a top section and a lower section.  I used standard cardstock and my ATG gun.  I think I will go to a candy store and look around.  Might be able to put some saltwater taffy in the bottom.  So here is how my Simply Crafty SVGs 3D Tool Box Turned out.

Here is the front view on the SBC 1600
(surfacer)

Side view of tab and look at the lock.
(Value Installer)

The other side.

The back of the tool box.
(sitting on the stones for the
valve machine)
I hope that you will try some of the free files over on the shopping page for Simply Crafty SVGs.  I have to confess, I will be doing more 3D SVGs.  I am totally hooked.  Again, thank you for visiting and see you again soon.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

It's Graduation Season

Hello everyone!  I have a graduation card for your inspiration.  I've gotta tell ya, working with tiny little feathers is not easy.  I wanted a wise old owl on the front.  So I dug out my feather collection.  I found a package of Guinea fowl feathers.  I liked the colors and they were not to big to work with.  Boy was I in for a mess.  I'll finish the story in a minute.  But first lets do the colors:

~From the ScrappDew Vault:
     Grad Hoot PNG
     Owl 2015

~Guinea Fowl Feathers
~TPC Class Act Tassel Toss paper by Colorbok
~Graduation stickers from Walmart
~KNK Zing Electronic Die cutting machine
~Make the Cut Software
~Scissors, quilting ruler, glue stick, needle nosed tweezers and other stuff.

OK now back to the story.  I gave my kitty Emmie a feather to play with while I glued them on the wise old owl I was making.  The next thing I see is Emmie jumping onto the work bench.  The feathers went flying everywhere.  Oh well, the  vacuum cleaner will pick them up in the morning.

So here is the completed graduation card.
Here is the wise old owl.  I just happened to have paper with motar boards.



Here is the inside

And finally the back cover.

It's turned out OK.  I will have to re-visit using feathers sometime in the future.  So that's it for this week.  I have to design a birthday card for a dear friend so maybe that will be the project for next week.  

Hope to have you visit again very soon.  Bright Blessings for a fabulous week ahead, Jana

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Neighborly Birthday!


Would you believe that I forgot to post this last week.  Well better late than never.

Hello all!  Today I have for you a birthday card that is out of this world.  I am terrible at creating manly cards.  But I think that this one fits the bill very well.  Here are the lyrics...

*Out of this world by ScrappyDew (Vault 2012)
     {I used the whole collection}
*DCWV The stardust stack
*Recollections scraps
*My Scrap Chick 5x7 card in a box svg file
*24" Silver bullet Cutter
*Sure Cuts A Lot v4.88
*KNK Zing and Make the cut software
*All the basic tools we all use daily

Here is the card that I created for Chads birthday.

The 5x7 card in a box finished.

I just love this paper.  DCWV Stardust stack.

This paper is also from the Stardust Stack.

The outside of finished card.

Other side of finished card.

The left side flap.

Right side flap.

The finished front of card.

And the back where I will write a short note.
I must tell you, Chad was amazed at his card.  So happy he liked it.  Good neighbor relations are a must have in my book.

 So for now, bright blessings for the rest of the month, see you soon, Jana.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

I'm back

Hello everyone.  I think that I have figured out how to manage my time.  If you haven't heard I am working as office manager for our machine shop.  Owning your own business has it's perks.  One of those being that I can craft when I want to; but really only when I get the office stuff done.

So this week I have a couple of new baby cards.   Would you believe that the new little ones were born 24 hours apart?  Both are little boys and perfect in every way!  Let's see what colors I have used this week.


~I used Baby Monkeys from Scrappy Dew (I can not find this file)
~Bits and pieces of various papers
~Zenith KNK Zing electronic cutter
~Make the cut software
~All the usual stuff

So here is my projects:

The envelopes, the paper says it's a boy.

For Baby Corrick and Baby Derek


Inside for Corrick


Inside for Derek

These were a lot of fun to make.  I think that the center step card really sets these cards off.  Now next week I will have another project.  It's graduation time, so that is probably what I will focus on.  Have your best week ever, bright blessings, Jana

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Who is Spider Man?

Hello and welcome to another Have Colors, Be Happy post.  This weekend is a birthday card and then tomorrow a Easter card.  So first let's see what colors I used.

ScrappyDew Vault Member file Super Heros view #7
Scrap Factory- Boy=No open Toes; Hair= Neil
Vault Member file Spider Web
Papers=American Crafts
     Peebles "KaBoom"
     Birthday Boy
Silver Bullet 24" Pro cutterSure Cuts A Lot V4.059
All my tools of scrapbooking including the kitchen sink!



I imported the Spider Web file so that I could make a card base.  Just a heads up, don't forget to mirror one image so that when closed the card closes it goes together.  Great Tip!  I cut the spider web and then made both the masked and un-masked spider men.  Cut some letters and yippee I was done.

Here is how it came out.

I used holographic paper from the Dollar Tree.

This came out really cute.  I manipulated the head (basically cut it off to get the new head to fit).

Looking good.

The back of the card is decorated also.

I found these big books at a thrift store.  Chase loves to read.

another

My favorite childrens author

The illustrations are fabulous.


That's it for the first post this weekend.  Have a Happy Easter! 

Bright Blessings, Jana

Saturday, April 1, 2017

There is a new DIVA in town!




Mrs. Scrappy Dew has done it again.  She has designed a new file called DIVA 2017.  Thank you Chrystal!  I look forward to a new DIVA file every couple of years.  DT ~ Jana is very happy!

Hey there my crafty crew!  Had a wonderful time with the girls shopping last week.  I found a lot of new clothes that are for work.  Work?  Yes, I have returned to the work force.  Not just because it is our machine shop, doesn't mean that it's not real work.  I get filthy but also I have no boss.  So the best of both worlds.  I can also craft at work if I want, Yippe!

So this week it's all about being a DIVA.  Let's see the colors for this weeks creation.

~ Recollections Scraps
~ Big and small printed scraps
~ Micron 01 Black Pen
~ White Sakura Gel Pen
~ Pastel Chalks
~ Pebbles basic chalks
~ Font = Chasing Hearts 
~ KNK Zing electronic cutter
~ Make The Cut Software
~ Chocolate candy and Mocha Freeze mix from Costco


Well since this blog is all about being happy and bright colors I hope that you like this weeks new happy thoughts.  It changes each post, (did you notice?)

So here is my creation with the ScrappyDew Diva File 2017!!!  Happy happy joy joy!!! 

All the pieces of view #3 are cut out with some extras

The front of the card

Oh, what's this?  The card is opening.
I made a hinge that doesn't show up in the pics.  So the front opens and this is the inside.

Here is the inside, I will write a note on the left.

So that is what I created using this fabulous new file from the dear to my heart, ScrappyDew!  Now next week is my little neighbor boys 4th birthday.  So I am making a Batman card for him.  I found some giant books for him while shopping.  I'll show you everything next week.

Bright blessings for the best week ever, Bright Blessings, Jana


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Just to say hello!

Hello everyone!  I have another wonderful ScrappyDew File used to make a just to say hello card.  I am trying something different with the blog.  Each week I am changing the Happy Thought.  So be looking for that.  This week I have used the file Baking Gingerbread 2012.  Now you won't find this file in the regular ScrappyDew store.  You need to become a member of the Vault.   Vault members have access to all patterns that ScrappyDew has ever designed.  Grab a membership quick.

So let me list this weeks colors before I show you what I came up with.

ScrappyDew file Baking Gingerbread 2012
Little Baker from http://freedeariedollsdigistamps.blogspot.com/search?q=baker 
12x12 embossed AC Card stock
Cook Words Big Wooden Rubber Stamp (found at St. Vinnies)
Font is Oregano from dafont.
Koh-I-Noor Grey, Violet, Dark Brown (bowl and spoon)
Spectrum Noir FS2 skin
Bic fine markers Black, Ribbon Pink, Key lime
Pebbles Classic Chalk pink for cheeks


Here we go!  I have a dear friend that is just having a rough patch.  How better to cheer her up than send her a surprize card.  Here is what I made:

Happy Colors=Happy Cards
This is Little Baker from DearieDolls
The fun sentiment
The new stickers for Have colors, Be happy!



That's it for this week.  Now I am taking next week off.  My daughter Mina is "momnapping" be for a day of shopping in the big city.  Who knows what I will find at Goodwill or Tuesday Morning.  Wish me luck.  So see you on the the first of April!  No fooling!!!

Bright blessings for the next week or so,

Sunday, March 12, 2017

For my mentor and my best friend!

This is a very special birthday card.  I make one each year and each year I think this is the best one yet!  This year I used Scrap Factory!  If you haven't worked with it or heaven forbid, you have never heard of it, use the link and go check it out.  It is a program that ScrappyDew created a few years ago.  Gang, it lets you create your own svg files of either a boy or a girl.  So you select a body, hair, outfit and accessory item and then save the file.  The file is automatically saved as a svg file ready for a number of cutters.  Let me show you what I designed but first this weeks colors.

Michelles Birthday Card
Scrap Factory Doll Builder program
     Body-open toes
     Hair-Amelia
     Outfit-Dotted Beach Dress
     Accessory-Dotted Beach Dress
Recollections paper
Miss Elizabeth's Amethyst ScrapBook kit
Jot Stickers from The Dollar Store
Font used is called Banco from dafont.com

For my dear friend and mentor Michelle!  You go above and way beyond the call of duty.  Your helpfullness is legendary.  One day, my wish is to meet in person.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you do!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

This is the front, in Michelles favorite color, Purple!!!

The inside.

and the back.
So now all that is left to do, is package everything up.  It should be there in 2-3 days.  (I love shipping USPS from home)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GUNNAR AND DEAR MICHELLE!!!!!

Have your best week ever!  Bright blessings,