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


Sunday, April 10, 2022

I'm Back & Sharing What I've Been Up To

 Hello everyone.  I'm sorry I've been MIA in March, but dealing with the loss of my husband and trying to keep our business going has been overwhelming.  I have been trying to get back into crafting a little at a time and it has been theraputic.

I'm not sure how many of you still visit my blog or YouTube channel, so if you do please leave a comment below letting me know that you are still here.  Thank you 😊💗🤗

In March, other than my Tuesday 2 Minute Tips & Tricks, which seem to be my top viewed videos, I also did....

Adults & Crafts Paint Pouring Kit Unboxing

The Adults & Crafts kits are great for those that want to try out a new craft without having to spend a lot of money to get started.

Creating With Non-Toxic Resin From ArtResin

I love this resin!!!  Because it's non-toxic (more info on that in my video) you don't have to wear any special protective gear, just gloves so you don't get it on your hands.

But April looks like it's going to be a busy month on my YouTube channel, Janie - The Craft Princess 

This is what I have that is public at the writing of this blog post but there will be more as the month goes on.

Cardmaking Fun With A 3D Pop-Up Center

Paint Pouring With A Straw Technique

InLoveArts 4 Year Anniversary Giveaway!

Quick & Easy Masculine Card Using A Stencil

Adults & Crafts Candle Kit Unboxing

I have more videos scheduled all month, of course including my Tuesday 2 Minute Tips & Tricks, so be watching for them!

As you can see, I do a variety of videos....something for when leaving your comment below, please tell me which videos you like best.  And if you don't watch my videos, please tell me what you would like to see here on my blog.  I know I can't please everyone, but I want to do my best.

Thank you all for stopping by and....

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Giveaway Winners!!!



Sorry for the delay.  I have been dealing with a loss.

Winner of the prize given away by 

Janie - The Craft Princess

Denise Bryant

Winners of the prizes given away by

Paper Temptress

Artful Creations By Tracie



Winners, please send me an email with your mailing address by March 13th to claim you prize.

For security reasons, the email address is in the ABOUT ME tab beneath the Crafter's Castle banner.

Thank you all so much watching my YouTube videos and being so supportive of what I do.  I appreciate you all so much.  Congratulations on winning!!!

Happy Crafting!!!

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Giveaway Info & Rules

 Giveaway Info & Rules

for my secret giveaway in one of my videos

The giveaway is open from

February 12 - 19, 2022


One prize will be given by Janie - The Craft Princess and will consist of a pack of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" samples of several of her favorite cardstocks, papers, and ribbons from Paper Temptress.

The other TWO prizes will be surprise packs directly  from Paper Temptress!  She is so genersous 💗

You MUST be 18 years or older

You MUST have an address in the United States

due to shipping costs (sorry)

You MUST watch the video that has the secret giveaway in it.  And since it's "secret" you will need to find it on your own.

You MUST visit Paper Temptress (click here) and look through her online shop and find a product she sells that you love.  Then you Must come back here and leave the name of the that product in the comments before the giveaway deadline.

Winners will be randomly chosen after the giveaway ends, and will be announced in THIS be sure to come back!

Any prizes not claimed by March 5, 2022, will be forfeited by that person and another random drawing will be held for that prize.

Thank you all for playing along and....


Monday, February 7, 2022

What's New On My YouTube Channel For February!

 What's New On My YouTube Channel

For February?

Well, I did all of my Valentine videos last month, so this month will have some surprises, some cardmaking, and who knows what else.  But as my videos go up I will add them to this post so you can check out the ones that interest you, and then let me know below in the comments which of my videos was your FAVORITE!

My Tuesday 2 Minute Tips & Tricks will continue to go up every Tuesday for the next few months and we are starting off the month of February with this one....

If your favorite stamps are the wrong size for your card or project, what can you do to change the size?


I love how easy these vases are to make and how pretty they look. They would look beautiful on wedding tables. I have one on my desk, and made some for the receptionists at our local medical center to put on their desks 😊💗

Products used:
Inloveartshop Plum Blossoms Branches and Beautiful Vase Cutting Dies
Teal BASIS 80 lb Cardstock Vintage Silver Lustre Cardstock


My second Adults & Crafts unboxing! What will it be this time??? If you like what you see, you don't have to have a subscription like I do, they also sell kits individually 😊 I'm loving these craft kits! It's so much fun learning something new 😊 Next week I'll show how to use what came in this kit 😊


I'll add more videos and info as the month goes on, so please come back every week to see what's new 😊

Happy Crafting!!!

Saturday, January 29, 2022

What Did You Miss In January?

 Hi everyone! 

Most of you know who I am, my name is Janie.  You might also be familiar with my YouTube channel....

Janie - The Craft Princess

For the past 4 years my blog has been a challenge blog, but now it is back to being my blog where I will share my cardmaking and craft projects and YouTube videos with you.

I haven't posted my things here yet this year, so what I'm going to do is re-cap what I have been doing in January.  Below are links to my January YouTube videos.  If you click on the YouTube option at the bottom of each video, or the title above each video, you will be able to watch them on YouTube in a larger screen.  I hope you will leave comments on my videos because I would LOVE to hear from you 😊💗🤗

My Tuesday 2 minute Tips & Tricks series started the first Tuesday in January and will continue every Tuesday for at least the next 18 weeks.  These are short 2 minute (aprox) videos with helpful craft and cardmaking tips.

Tuesday 2 Minute Tips & Tricks #1 - Adhering Die Cuts

Tuesday 2 Minute Tips & Tricks #2 - Inlaid Shaker Card Window

Tuesday 2 Minute Tips & Tricks #3 - Easy Glue Trick

Tuesday 2 Minute Tips & Tricks #4 - DIY Adhesive Remover

And I also had a couple more videos that might interest you!

Twist & Pop Celebration Card

Treat & Gift Boxes For All Occasions

I also want to let you know that I am on InLoveArts design team and have affliate links and discount codes for anyone that is interested.  Affliliate links benefit me, but they do NOT change the price for you.  I always have links in my video description boxes to the products used, but here is a link to InLoveArts shop....CLICK HERE
And here is a 25% Off discount code:  Janie

I truly apprecate you all!  Thank you so much for continuing to visit my blog even though I am no longer holding challenges.

Happy Crafting!!!