Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Mini Gift Bag Purses & Gift Card Wallet

Happy Wednesday Everyone!!!
I'm excited to share these adorable Mini Purse Gift Bags with you.  I made them in 2 different sizes and you can see the process in my YouTube video if you CLICK HERE 


I show how to make the 3" purse and gift card wallet all out of one piece of 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock!!!

I also include the directions for the 4" purse.

These are so easy to make...quicker than my video...lol

The decorating is up to YOU :)






Don't forget to watch my tutorial on making these...
CLICK HERE to see the video
and you can also see my other videos on my YouTube channel jjgz4ever Janie's Crafters Castle 

Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

heART of Worship Sundays


Bible journaling doesn't always have to be done in your Bible....you can use a journal or a binder or whatever works best for you.  Today I want to share the "journaling" I did this week in a binder I made just for keeping verses that mean something special to me.



This weeks entries were done with the help of stamp sets from Our Daily Bread Designs

CLICK HERE to watch my YouTube video sharing the verses I journaled and what they mean to me.

Thank you for stopping by and...
HAPPY JOURNALING!

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Saturday, August 6, 2016

heART of Worship - Bible Journaling 101


Bible journaling doesn't always have to be done in your Bible....you can use a journal or a binder or whatever works best for you.  Today I want to share the "journaling" I did this week in a binder I made just for keeping verses that mean something special to me.



This weeks entries were done with the help of stamp sets from Our Daily Bread Designs

CLICK HERE to watch my YouTube video sharing the verses I journaled and what they mean to me.

Thank you for stopping by and...
HAPPY JOURNALING!

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SUNSHINE SMILES AND BESTIES

It's Summer and the sun is shining so...
I just had to use this adorable 3D Bestie Sadie and the Sunburst technique I learned from my friend (and teammate) Katie Skiff...


"You Make Me Smile" is from the Cricut cartridge "Phrases"
The sun is from the Cricut cartridge "Pooh and Friends"


I couldn't resist making the sun a shaker....I love shakers!



Sadie is an adorable 3D image from Sherri Baldy.  You can layer her as much or a little as you want depending on the look you're going for.  I use my Cricut Explore to print & cut these images....my favorite feature of the Cricut Explore!



CLICK HERE to see my video on this card

Please visit Sherri Baldy's My Bestie stores 
to see more adorable images...


And now it's Challenge time....
Cute Card Thursday - #437 Outer Space/Moon/Stars/ or Sun
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - #210 Shaker Card
Cut It Up! Challenge Blog - #102 Summertime Memories
Hiding In My Craft Room - #262 Pastels
ABC Challenge - M is for Maiden
My Besties 3D & More Challenge Blog - #8 Anything with a Bestie
My Besties Aussie's Challenge Blog - #8 Spots & Stripes
My Besties UK Challenge Blog - Sparkle & Bling


Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

CHRISTMAS IN JULY - SIDE STEP CARD

Well it seems like Christmas In July is the theme everywhere and who am I to not join the Holiday fun when there's a heat wave going on...lol


This fun side step card was decorated with images from the Cricut Imagine "Santa's Village" cartridge.  EVEN THE PAPERS!  Anyone still have a Cricut Imagine?  If not, those images are all available in the Cricut Design Space. 

What I really love about the side step card is that things become dimensional....the tree in the background and then layers of presents....it's just fun. 

If you don't know how to make a side step card, here is a link to a tutorial I made a while back 

And I guess I better enter some of those challenges...
Hiding In My Craft Room - #260 Christmas In July
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - July Technique / 2 or More Folds
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - #291 Use A Sentiment
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #373 July 21st - Christmas
Crafty Gals Corner - Challenge #81 Christmas In July
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - #76 Inspired "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog - #281 Anything Goes


Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!




Wednesday, July 20, 2016

CORNER BOOKMARKS

Hi everyone!!!  I recently discovered Corner Bookmarks through a swap group I belong to on Facebook called Seasonal Swaps and Cards and couldn't wait to make some.  I did a little experimenting and came up with these....

And this is how they work....

I have since discovered other varieties and I'm sure you will too.  But to see how these are made please CLICK HERE to watch my YouTube tutorial.

The patterned papers I used are retired from CTMH, sorry, but the stamp I used is still available through CTMH...it is called "Look To The Light" .  The Black & Gold Ribbon is also from CTMH (Close To My Heart).  The punch I used is Martha Stewart's Punch Around The Page Eyelet Lace punch combo.

If you are interested in joining a swap group, there is not only the one I mentioned above, but the same person has another swap group for more advanced crafters....it's called Creative Swappers and we would love to have you join :)

Thank you for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Spotlight Technique Inspired By Katie Skiff

My friend and teammate Katie Skiff just posted a video on the Spotlight technique that you can use on cards or even in scrapbooking.  CLICK HERE to watch her video on YouTube.  She shows a few different variations of this technique.  And below is a card I made using my own variation of that technique.  I love it!


I colored the flowers with Twinkling H2o watercolors, colored the butterflies with Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll Pen, and the frame was cut using Sizzix square dies and my Cuttlebug.

Now for some challenges....
Tuesday Morning Sketches - #360
4 Crafty Chicks - Challenge #307 Flowers
Scrapbook Stamp Society - #95 Anything Goes / Butterflies
artbymiran challenge - #62 Anything Goes
Cut It Up Challenge Blog - #100 Anything Goes
Just Add Ink - #320 Sketch
Die Cut Diva's Challenge Blog - Make It Glitter


Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!