Saturday, August 6, 2022

Christmas Cards & Presents

 First things first......

Christmas Presents!!!

Ok....not presents exactly....more like PRIZES!

Yes, if you missed my video on Friday, I have announced the winners of BOTH of my

Christmas In July Giveaways!!!

Congratulations to


You are the winner of my first giveaway on July 16


Congratulations to

Fit Kitty!!!

You are the winner of my second giveaway on July 23

You have each won a $10 gift code to InLoveArts

CLICK HERE to visit their store
And use the code JANIE to save 25% on your order!

To claim your prize you need to leave a comment on the video that announces the winners, and I'll give you my email address in reply to your comment so you can contact me to claim your prize.

CLICK HERE to watch that video!


And THANK YOU to everyone that watched my videos and entered my giveaways!

Now for the Christmas Cards!

I just put up a video on YouTube sharing 12 Christmas cards to give you a little inspiration.  It's not exactly a tutorial, just enough to get you started.  I show what I used, and how I cut and diecut the papers, but I don't take you through assembling them.  Then I show you all 12 finished cards.

To pique your interest, I'm going to post a picture here. the video you will get to see them individually and up close, as well as learning a little bit about how I made them.

CLICK HERE to watch the video

These are made with Prima Marketing Christmas Sparkle products and are not your traditional Christmas colors.  I am so happy with how this turned out!

If you don't want to watch the video but want to know what I used, here are the products and affiliate links for you.

Prima - Christmas Sparkle Collection - 6 x 6 Paper Pad Prima - Christmas Sparkle Collection - Chipboard Stickers Prima - Christmas Sparkle Collection - Flower Embellishments Ranger Ink - Stickles Glitter Glue - Essentials Bundle Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue 8 oz ***Some links may be affiliate links and even though I might benefit from you using them, it will not affect the price of the product for you***

Let me know what you think of the cards once you watch the video....I really love hearing from you and love to know your thoughts.

Thanks for stopping by and....

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Looking For A Giveaway?

 Looking For A Giveaway?

If you are coming here from my YouTube video that has a secret giveaway mentioned in it, thanks for stopping by!  The rules and details are below....just keep scrolling 😊

If you stumbled across this blog post and want to enter my giveaway, you need to visit my YouTube channel (CLICK HERE) and find my video that has the secret giveaway.....and not any secret giveaway....the one where I tell you to visit my blog for the rules and details 😊

Giveaway Rules & Details

(open Woldwide)

Prize is a $10 Gift Code to spend at InLoveArts

You MUST be at least 18 years old

You MUST watch and comment on the giveaway video.  You may find more than one giveaway video but only ONE secret giveaway video says to come to this blog for details. 

***If you mention this giveaway in the VIDEO COMMENTS I will DELETE it***

*If your name for YouTube comments is different than your name for blog comments, please let me know both names*

You MUST visit InLoveArts Shop (CLICK HERE) And if you decided to shop there you can use the discount code JANIE for 25% off your order.

You Must leave a comment here on my blog that INCLUDES the the LINK or FULL NAME of at least one product from InLoveArts that you would like get from their NEW ARRIVAL category.

IMPORTANT: This giveaway is open from July 23-31, 2022 and the winner will be announced here on my blog and also in a video around August 6, 2022

*This giveaway is in no way associated with YouTube or any of it's subsidiaries*

*This giveaway is in no way associated with Blogger / Blogspot or any of it's susidiaries*

*This giveaway is sponsored soley by InLoveArts*


The reason I have SECRET giveaways is to reward my viewers that actually watch the ENITRE video. If you mention the giveaway in your comments on the video, then you are defeating the purpose. Please be descrete if you want me to continue having secret giveaways once in awhile. Thank you 😊

Good Luck Everyone And....

Happy Crafting!!!

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Christmas In July & More

 Christmas in July & More!!!

I love Christmas in July....I love Christmas all year 'round! And to celebrate, I have made a fun video featuring a Gnome die set from InLoveArts.  It's a quickie, but I hope it will give you some ideas and maybe inspire you to make some Christmas cards this month so when Christmas comes around you'll be prepared!

Here is what you will see in Saturday's video 

(CLICK HERE if you would like to watch)

Yes, that last one isn't a Christmas card, and that is because I'm showing that the die set, "Gnome in Star Hat Holding Flower Cutting Dies" from InLoveArts, isn't a Christmas die set. I share in my video how you can use that die set for Christmas too. You know me, I like stamps and dies I can use more than one way 😊 For the Christmas card I also used the "Ice Series Background Paper" from InLoveArts, and "Pearl Glimmer Cardstock" from Paper Temptress. And to show my appreciation, you'll find discount codes in my video description box 😊

Sunday's video is not Christmas themed....sorry.

(CLICK HERE if you would like to watch)

As you can see, it looks more like Valentine's Day...LOL

It's all about hearts and different ways to use the "3 Pcs Combined Heart Background Dies Set " from InLoveArts

After watching my video I'm sure you will come up with a few ways of your own to use this 3 piece heart background die set. And I also used the "
Warm Heart Words Cutting Dies" from InLoveArts.

You can find the links and discount codes in my video description box. I do hope you stop by and watch. Both videos are short.....only about 5 minutes each 😊

I hope you enjoy this cardmaking inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by and...


Sunday, June 26, 2022

Making Jewelry Is A Craft Too!!!

 Welcome to Crafter's Castle!

Crafting means different things to different people.  It could be cardmaking, papercrafting, upcycling, home decor, knitting, painting, candlemaking, making jewelry....and so much more.  Some of us only do one craft, and others, like me, do many different crafts.  That is what Crafter's Castle is all about....a place to learn about a variety of crafts and get inspiration.  It's a place where you might get introduced to a craft you haven't tried yet or may not have even known about.  Whatever your craft interests are, I hope you get inspired here.

So with that said, today's post is about making jewelry.  Nothing fact you can even get kits to get you started.

Yesterday I posted a video on making ocean theme necklaces (or the same supplies can also make earrings) using a few supplies from PandaHall Selected.   It can be as simple as adding a pinch bail and chain to an open back bezel pendant......or step it up by adding a charm to that....or taking it even a step farther by adding non-toxic ArtResin.  It just depends on what you have and what you're comfortable with.

Watch that video by clicking HERE

The previous week I made moon & star earrings using a kit from PandaHall Selected.  It comes with everything you need to make these will still need pliers (which most of us have around the house).  It's so easy and even comes with a sheet of examples to get you started and a few instructions.

Watch that video by clicking HERE

And if scroll back on my YouTube channel to April 30 and May,  7 you'll find 2 more videos on making jewelry.  

Making jewelry for yourself or for gifts is such a rewarding thing to do.  Most people that haven't tried it yet may feel that it is too complicated or requires too many supplies.  But making jewelry can be as simple as buying a kit  And to help you out you will find discount codes (and links) in the description box below each of these videos on YouTube.

What will I be making next?  I'll give you won't be jewelry 😊 You'll have to watch my blog to see what's next....OR....better yet, subscribe to my YouTube channel, Janie - The Craft Princess,  and click the little bell next to the SUBSCRIBE button so you don't miss anything!

Thank you all so much for stopping by and....


Sunday, June 5, 2022

Cardmaking Inspiration For You!!!

 Hi everyone!

June always makes me think of Summer.....but here in Montana we have been having more rain than sunshine.  I'm not crazy about rain, but I'm not complaining because I haven't had to water the lawn so far this year and it's nice and green 😊 on to the cardmaking!

This weekend I put up two very short cardmaking videos to inspire you....links are below to the videos, as well as some pictures.

For these cards I used the Heart Shape and Lines cutting dies

For the first card I used all of the pieces of the die set, and my scraps from my Prima Marketing Rose Quartz paper pad and Old Rose 111# cardstock from Paper Temptress It's a great way to use those scraps that I know all of us hang onto 😊

For the second set of cards I only used the main cutting die and NOT all the additional dies. This technique is great to mix and match, especially if you want to make several cards. The more cards you make and the different papers you use will give you more pieces to mix and match. For those two cards I used an old scrap from my stash, and Teal BASIS 80# cardstock from Paper Temptress.

If you would like to watch this 4 MINUTE video CLICK HERE

And in my other short video for the weekend I show how I made this fun, and pretty, interactive card using the InLoveArts Creative Simple Sash 3D cutting dies and 6" Starry Sky Background Paper from InLoveArts

To see the card in action, as well as how I put the window shutter element together, you can CLICK HERE to watch that short video

And here are some discount codes for you....
InLoveArts Discount Code: Janie (25% off over $39 Exclude Die Cutting Machine)
Paper Temptress 20% off disount code: JANIE20 or janie20 (works both ways)

You might also like these videos if you missed them over the past couple weeks....

Leave me a comment letting me know which is your favorite project 😊

Thanks for stopping by and.....
Happy Crafting!!!

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Hello Spring....or Summer!

 Sorry it's been a while....there is still a lot going on and some days I don't even know what day it is.  So remembering to post is something I really need to work on.  

Thank you for your patience 💗

I love home decor projects and lately have been working with some Rustic DIY Maker Boxes from Little Rockies Rustic.  Katie has some wonderful kits.....some are monthly subscriptions and some you can just buy anytime.  I love that even though they come with everything you need.....pieces already cut, paints, brushes, glue, can still add your own flair to them.

I made this Welcome sign a few weeks ago.  Watch and see how I made it and what I added and techniques I used.

You can watch this video HERE

And here is the sign I made in today's video.  I used my favorite technique to get that weathered look (you'll see that in the video), and added the  butterfly, and made the banner side says SPRING and the other side says SUMMER.  I love adding my own touch to things like this.

You can watch this video HERE

You can see more of what Little Rockies Rustic has by clicking HERE

Here are some other things I've doing.
Jewelry making with supplies from Beebeecraft.

This first one I used resin

And the second one I kept simple enough for beginners

You can find those videos on my YouTube channel....

I hope you stop by.  I have a variety of videos....something for everyone 😊

Happy Crafting!!!

Thursday, April 14, 2022


Don't miss out!!! Tomorrow, Friday April 15th, is the last day to enter my giveaway for a chance to win a $50 gift code to InLoveArts 😊💗

***See video for details***

You can visit InLoveArts by clicking HERE
And here is a 25% off discount code for you.... Janie