Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas Cards - Day 3 - Christmas Tree

Day 3 of my Christmas card share....and another Cricut Creation.  I really LOVE this cartridge!!!

This card was made using my Cricut Explore, but any Cricut will work, and the Christmas Kitsch cartridge.


Just like the card I posted yesterday, I embossed the front of the white card base with my Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder.  The front of the tree was cut from a luminescent card stock from Recollections that I got from Michael's.  I decorated the tree with gold Stickles and red Perlen-Pen by Viva, which is similar to Stickles but leaves smooth rounded drops.  I love the way it came out.

I think I will enter these challenges...
A Gem Of A Challenge - #184 Anything Christmas Goes
Christmas Cards All Year Round - December Challenge
Die Cut Diva's - Layers or Layer It
Jingle Belles - December
Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog - For Someone Special
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #457


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



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Friday, December 23, 2016

Christmas Cards - Day 2 - Christmas Stocking

Day 2 of sharing some cute Christams cards I have been making!  I wish I had started sooner so I could show you more.  I have been having fun :)

This card was made using my Cricut Explore, but any Cricut will work, and the Christmas Kitsch cartridge.


I embossed the front of the white card base with a Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder.  The card stock I used for the stocking is from a Recollections Christmas pack I got from Michael's last year.  I used foam tape to adhere the stocking to the card, and more foam tape to adhere the top of the stocking to give more dimension.  I used a tag die cut from the 10 Tags & Trims Cutting Die Set that I got from Paper Wishes and added a bow and jingle bell.  I am really loving these shaped cards from Cricut!

I think I will enter these challenges...
Cuttlebug Mania - I'm Dreaming of a White, Yellow, Pink, or Purple Christmas
A Gem Of A Challenge - #184 Anything Christmas Goes
Christmas Cards All Year Round - December Challenge
Die Cut Diva's - Layers or Layer It
Jingle Belles - December
Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog - For Someone Special
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #457
In The Pink - Challenge #109 Christmas

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



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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Christmas Cards - Day 1 - Frosty The Snowman

Christmas is almost here and I haven't been posting my Christmas cards!!!  What is wrong with me???  Well it's not too late so I'm starting today.

This card was made using my Cricut Explore, but any Cricut will work, and the Christmas Kitsch cartridge.


The papers I used on the card are digital from
 AMB Illustrations and is from the Christmas Digital Paper Pack AMB-512 .  I used Liquid Glass from CTMH on the hat ( I would put a link but my computer isn't cooperating...sorry).  I used a Sakura silver glitter Gelly Roll pen on the band of the hat.  I used black studs for his eyes and buttons.  This card is just adorable and so easy to make and fun to personalize.  I love this cartridge and you will be seeing more cards that I have made from it :)

I think I will enter these challenges...
A Gem Of A Challenge - #184 Anything Christmas Goes
Christmas Cards All Year Round - December Challenge


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



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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Christmas Present Shaped Greeting Card

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

I want to share this oh so easy card with you that can be made in any size you want.  And it isn't just limited to Christmas....it would great for a birthday too.


To see my tutorial on making a card like these
please visit my YouTube channel by 
clicking HERE or on this video link below



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

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

SBC Nov. Video Hop Featuring AMB Illustrations




Welcome everyone to our Scrapbook Blessings Club November Video Hop sponsored by AMB Illustrations ! We hope you enjoy all of our talented creative projects. To be entered in the Grand Prize Drawing of THREE paper packs and/or clipart downloads from AMB Illustrations , please stop by each design team members YouTube channel and watch their Hop video (there are 6 of us), subscribe and leave a comment. Also, if you like what you see, please give a “thumbs up”. Then, when you've finished all 6, send an email with "NOV HOP" in the subject line, to SCRAPBOOKBLESSINGSCLUB@YAHOO.COM.
Our hop is open from Saturday Nov. 26 - Friday Dec. 2, so you have PLENTY of time to fit in all of our inspiring videos and join the giveaway!!!
START HERE! Here is the video line up. Each link takes you to the DT Hop Videos. Enjoy and don't forget to subscribe and leave a comment for each.
1. Sandy Bell Hentzel https://youtu.be/xHtGY9uyOA0
3. Janie LaCasella Rinta https://youtu.be/JeBvI3fSj94 (ME)
4. Maranda Mathis https://youtu.be/LEXRetrpbKM
5. Vonetta Carrington https://youtu.be/J1UvLMc4SX8


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Sunday, November 20, 2016

heART of Worship Sundays - Faith, Hope, & Love

There has been a lot going on in the world lately...especially with the presidential election a couple weeks ago.  It seems like emotions are out of control.  I have seen people turning on their friends and family because they couldn't see eye to eye on who to vote for.  I think there would be less problems in the world if we would just learn from what the Bible has to say about love and charity.

Today my Bible journaling is in 1 Corinthians 13.
I hope you like what I have to share.




I was thrilled to be able to use the "Amazing God" stamp set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps ....the stamps were perfect for what I was doing because the set included 
Faith, Hope, and Love.


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

God Bless You

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Tussy Mussy / Potpourri Holder / Gift Card Holder

Does anyone know what a Tussy Mussy (Tussie Mussie) really is?  I didn't so I looked it up....and this really isn't a Tussy Mussy but I will go with that name because everyone else is.



So this all started when I was surfing around YouTube and saw several people making "goodie holders" out of toilet paper rolls.  I found it intriguing but wanted to make something a little more elegant and thought they would be great as potpourri holders.  You could hang them in your bathroom, bedroom, or anywhere around the house (or even in your car!!!).  After making them I had friends say they looked like little purses or gift bags....and guesswhat....gift cards fit perfectly in them!!!

Well I don't make them out of toilet paper rolls....but they are just as easy.  To learn more, please watch my YouTube tutorial video by CLICKING HERE 

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


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Sunday, October 23, 2016

heART of Worship Sundays - Joseph And His Coat Of Many Colors

Today is my first actual Bible art journaling and it was truly an experience.  I actually planned on this being in 1 Corinthians 13, but God had other plans...He directed me to Genesis to read about Joseph and his coat of many colors.  While reading it I saw it in a different way than I have in the past.  I realized the message was relavent today.

I hope you watch, listen, and let God touch your heart.



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

God Bless You


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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Napkin Crafting - Luminary / Vase

Welcome to the world of NAPKIN CRAFTING!!!
I have never used a napkin to craft with until now.
My daughter loves lights and I decided that is what my first project would be.  I love the way they turned out!
You have got to watch my video tutorial on making these lights....or they can be vases. 
 CLICK HERE to watch!



In the video I show how to insert an image like I did with the Bestie one.  I think you will have a lot of fun with these.

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


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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Elegant Shabby Chic Altered Cigar Box

I really love altering cigar boxes....they make beautiful jewelry boxes and home decor.  This is probably one of my favorites so far.  This cigar box is unique in the way it opens.  And of course, I decorated it in my favorite color...pink.  
I found so many gorgeous things to decorate it with from Creating With Details ....they have everything you need to make altered cigar boxes!!!  That beautiful rose paper is Wild Rose Studio "Letters From Paris".  I had originally bought it from Marker Pop! but I can't find it there now, but luckily Amazon still has some.
To see how I made this please visit my YouTube channel and watch my tutorial 


A challenge for this...really!!!
Mod Squad Challenge Blog - ABC Anything But a Card

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

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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Sweet Princess Wishes

Hi Everyone!!!  Well I'm excited to annouce that I have been chosen to be a Guest Designer for the October challenge at Sherri Baldy's My Besties 3D & More Challenge Blog !!!

I really wanted to make something special and I think I did a good job thanks to this elegant Sherri Baldy Princess Bestie 3D image and matching digital papers.


I used my Cricut Explore to "print & cut" this adorable 3D image, added some sparkle with Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll pens, and a gem in her crown.  I added some flowers and pearls to match the color scheme.  The butterfly die cut was colored with Smooch in colors that I felt complimented the papers.  I used 3 of the papers from the Princess Bestie digital paper pack to make this beautiful easel card.



For some wonderful inspiration
AND a challenge

And to see more of Sherri Baldy's adorable images and papers be sure to visit her stores
and


I love this card so much it would be crazy to not enter in a few challenges.....so here they are...

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #383 Fantasy
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - #165 Anything Goes + Sentiment
The Crafty Addicts Challenge - #25 Anything Goes/Patterned Paper

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

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Country Chic Broom Dolls

I have been making these adorable Country Chic Broom Dolls for over 30 years and I guess it's about time to share them with you.  They can be wall decor or made into a refrigerator magnet.  You can watch my YouTube tutorial on making these by CLICKING HERE 
I found the beautiful laces and trims I used 


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

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

SBC YouTube VIDEO HOP featuring ARTBYMIRAN

SBC YouTube VIDEO HOP
featuring
ARTBYMIRAN

Starts today, Sept. 24 thru Friday Sept. 30
so you have time to watch ALL 7 videos
WATCH - SUBSCRIBE - COMMENT

Artbymiran is generously offering a prize of FIVE of her amazing images so don't miss out!!!

Here is a link to my video....you can start there...and there will be links to the others in my description box below my video.




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


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Friday, September 23, 2016

100th Video & 2 Year Anniversary On YouTube - GIVEWAY!!!


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LET'S CELEBRATE!!!
HOW DOES A GIVEAWAY SOUND!!!

FOR DETAILS HEAD OVER TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL BY CLICKING HERE!!! 

I would love to have you all CELEBRATE these TWO wonderful milestones with me.  I'm pretty excited about my 100th YouTube Video being on the same day as my 2 Year YouTube Anniversary!!!

So starting today, Friday Sept. 23, my anniversary, until October 23, YOU will have THREE oppotunities to enter my GIVEAWAY...AND...I will be giving away TWO prize packages!!!  After all, I'm celebrating TWO milestones so it only makes sense to give away TWO prize packages!!!

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE AND...

HAPPY CRAFTING!!!


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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

7 Ways To Apply Transfer Foil To Crafts - WITHOUT MACHINES!!!

No MINC machine!!!  No Laminators!!!
Just 7 different ways to apply the beautiful transfer foil to your craft projects....EVEN PROJECTS THAT AREN'T FLAT OR TOO THICK TO GO THROUGH A MACHINE!!!
It's simple, it's fast, and IT'S BEAUTIFUL!!!
To see ALL 7 ways just CLICK HERE to watch my YouTube video showing you how :)

If you don't know what transfer foil is, or MINC foil, or Deco Foil, you don't want to miss this!!!  It's hard to explain in words....you just have to see it :)





Allsorts Challenge Blog - Week 381 Black & White Plus One

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



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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

DIY Rustic Country Vase & Candle Holder

Even though you usually see me making cards, 
I also love making home decor projects.  This one came to me while drinking a New York Seltzer....I loved the bottle.
After wrapping it with twine I "dressed it up" with some beautiful things from Creating With Details .  These can be used as candle holders (I use dripless candles), or as a bud vase.
To see how I made these please visit my YouTube channel and watch my tutorial by CLICKING HERE 


Crafty Creations Challenges - #324 For The Home

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


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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

DIY Elegant Wedding Centerpiece or Gorgeous Nightlight

Creating With Details has absolutely gorgeous trims, flowers, beads, and so much more....and that is where I found the beautiful things I used to make this elegant wedding centerpiece faux candle that can also be used as a beautiful nightlight.  To see how I made this please visit my YouTube channel and watch my tutorial by CLICKING HERE




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