Sunday, February 28, 2010

Prima's Big Secret

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Monday, February 22, 2010

My Fabric Layout

Here's a layout that I did a while back. I joined Iris Babao Uy for her online class to benefit the Philipines.

We were challenged to use a variety of fabrics and ribbons in our layouts. I case'd hers, changing it to match my style and what appealed to me. It's definitely different, but I like it.

Later, Janet

Create your own embellishments

Here's another class that I'm working on for my lss. It's happening next month, I believe.

The first card is all about metal embossing. I've used my favorite tool, the spellbinder die, to create this one. I've also touched it up with alcohol inks.

The second card uses an image from The Greeting Farm--gotta love those cute stamps. I've colored the image with my copic markers, and used shrink plastic to create the floating embellishment. I stamped the shrink plastic with an acrylic stamp that says Ohlala. Love that sentiment.

The third card didn't photgraph so well, so I'm off to take another picture of it and post it another time. It uses polymer clay, a cookie cutter, and pearl ex.

Hope you like them, Janet

It's all about the flowers

I thought I'd post a layout that I recently completed. I've been seeing alot of 'do-it-yourself' flowers on some of the blogs I've been following, so I thought I'd give it a whirl. This is for a class at my lss in the near future.

I chose to use one of Heidi Swapp's invisibility pages. I've had my eye on this one for ages, and finally decided how I was going to use it. I sponged two colors of ink all over the paper. Then I sprayed it with marshmallow glimmer mist (how I love that color!) Then I matted my picture.

As for the flowers, I created some with ribbon, paper, and felt. I used a variety of techniques. I'm sure you've noticed that there are some Prima flowers there too--they've all been altered in one way or another.

Yes, I do know that I need a new picture of myself. It's been ages since I've had one taken that I really like. It's on the to do list now.

Ta ta, Janet

Friday, February 19, 2010


Have you seen these Prima picks? Wow! I'm in love. A girl can never have enough Prima products!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Croppin' Paradise

Check out this post for a great giveaway! Don't forget to visit their store too! If you enter the giveaway, please say I sent you.

Thanks, Janet

Using Floss

Don't you love the Moxie Fab Blog? I visit every day. There's always something new to drool over, and some great inspiration. Today it's all about floss. I made a card with floss not to long ago and thought I'd post it and link it up to the Moxie Fab floss post.

It is my first try with floss. I used a template for the design, and I love simple, clean simple and clean it is.

And I'd love to be able to have the Moxie Fab badge on my blog!

Hope you like it. I think it's Moxie Fab.


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Pink Star Creations

Have you had a chance to visit my friend Stephanie at Pink Star Creations? She on the Bombshell design team, and she does wonderful work. Stop by sometime and check it out. She's also got blog candy.


I got a valentine!

I am a proud owner of a Sharly original. What a gorgeous valentine. Sharly is a crafter extraordinaire. Her work is always superb, and she's a fun person to spend time with. If you ever get a chance to take a class with her, do it. You'll have the time of your life.

Oh--I think she might be teaching at the Brandon Scrapbookers Charity Convention. Check it out. She'll be doing a wonderful card class.

So, I won't keep you waiting any longer. Here it is:

Thanks Sharly!


Bella --oh so beautiful

I've been working on more layouts. This one is of my niece, quite a few years ago when we were at the beach. I found the perfect paper for it, and used prima flowers to embellish. Don't ya love prima flowers?!?!?!!!!! (I actually found some new ones, which are gorgeous...but I'm not allowed to say where.)

Let me know what you think.

Have a great day!


It's all about the Cuttlebug

Here are the cards we'll be making at my next class. People have expressed an interest in learning about the cuttlebug, so I've designed three cards using different tools with the cuttlebug. I really like how they've turned out.

Card 1:

Card 2:

Card 3:

Happy Valentine's Day!


Monday, February 8, 2010

A Valentine of a Different Flavor

I wanted to create a valentine that was not the traditional red or pink. I love this paper, and the colors, so that's what first drew me to making a card like this.

I used one of my Papertreyink stamp sets, and embossed the sentiment with detail silver embossing powder. I also added a paper doily--I saw these at Michaels and snapped up a package. I knew I'd find a use for it (isn't that what all card makers and scrapbookers say about their stash?!!!) I also used some velvet ribbon I had.

Oh yes, and I got to use my new Marshmallow Glimmer Mist....thanks for the suggestion shows up great in the picture. It almost distracts me in the picture, and of course, in real life, it's just a fine glimmer.

Hope you like it.


Paper Romance

I've been tossing up applying for the design team for the Paper Romance company. I love their images--very cute, tons of fun, and I'd love to work with them. So, I did decide to apply.

Here is one of the cards I'm going to submit for this. It's an easel card with a card purse. I really love the butterfly paper. I used a Stamping Bella image, which I colored with watercolor pencils. I used some pearlescent pearls for some bling, and cut out some extra butterflies and popped them up on the front of each. Easel cards are great. I love how they stand up and that makes them stand out from all the rest.

If you're interested in applying for a design team position, visit here:

See you soon!