Tuesday, November 22, 2011

{Glass Etching Crazy!}



I have finally put my fears away and tried GLASS ETCHING. I have seen so many awesome projects out there but I was just plain intimidated. Not anymore.


This year I am hosting a Holiday Cocktail Party for all my girlfriends and decided to make each one a special gift,

I went to my local Dollar Store and purchased Wine Glasses, went to my local craft store (used a coupon) and purchased Armour Etch then used my Cricut to make the template on contact paper. For the dots, I used the eraser side of a pencil (my hubby's idea)  It took about 2 hours or so but it went faster as I did more of them.

TIP: Instead of using expensive transfer paper, use Glad Press & Seal So much cheaper and really easy to use

Below are the Wine Glasses I made, There are minor flaws but they turned out great.

What did I do next... Dollar Store Martini Glasses with dots all over them. They look very similar to a BIG DEPARTMENT STORE design that I have wanted,,, just a whole lot less expensive to do myself,

I am Addicted to Glass Etching... Try it... it was so much easier than I expected, Once the holiday is over I will try to post a video of the steps but in the meantime... I wonder what else I can etch...

Happy Craftin'





Thursday, November 3, 2011

{Coffee Filter Flowers}







 

My husband & I will be celebrating our 25th Wedding Anniversary next June (2012) and I have been experimenting with centerpiece ideas. Here is the flower I have decided on! Very cute, very easy!!


Monday, October 24, 2011

{Cork Decor}


This was made with my collection of corks (yes, we drank every bottle but I have been collecting for several years)!
I used a plain canvas, some torn up scrapbook paper & a wash of brown paint. I cut the letter from my Cricut and hot glued the corks down. I think it came out pretty good!

Happy Craftin'

Friday, October 21, 2011

{New Mom's Scrapboard}

Our family is currently in the middle of a population explosion and I wanted to make something to welcome my new little niece!

It's a Scrapboard! A place a busy mother can put all those special memories in one place until she is ready (or has time) to put them in their permanent book!

I used a cork board that was painted and fabric was hot glued over the cork area. I used coordinating ribbon for areas to tuck in memories.

I made little envelopes for the First Haircut & First Tooth with plastic bags to store inside along with a card to note the date. Next I added some additional cards for them to jot down special memories that they can add to a scrapbook at a later date.

I wish I has this when my son was he was younger... I now have to rely on my aging brain for all the memories!
If you try one, please put on on my facebook so I can check it out!


Happy Craftin'


Friday, October 14, 2011

{Trick or Treat} Treat!


 
Here is an easy treat bag called "2-4-6-8" Bag!

8.5" X 5.5"
Score the 8.5" edge: 2", 4", 6" & 8"
turn page and score 5.5" edge 2"
Cut bottom flaps open and cut smallest rectangle off to create a side flap.
Watch video to see entire procedure!

Happy Craftin'!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

{Trick or Treat bag}

This is the first year my son will not be dressing up for Halloween so I decided to make him his own Treat bag!

I used a basic lunch bag, some scrap paper & Martha Stewart punches. I punched a window in the center of the bag using left over Cricut Cartridge packaging for the clear window so he can peek in and see his treats (I still need to fill!)

Very fast, very easy, very cute!


{GIRL TIME Treat boxes}

I am going away with some friends in a couple of weeks and I made these for the group! 
They will be filled with little goodies!

Don't you just love GIRL TIME! 



Monday, September 26, 2011

{I Heart Candy! Halloween Treats}

Inspired by the Martha Stewart Spider punch I made some treat boxes. I used Tags, Bags, Boxes & More Cricut Cartridge and my Gypsy to cut out the Crayon Box (W= 5.49 x H= 4.18 and was able to get SIX to a 12x12 page) 

The size is large enough for a FUN SIZE Candy!

Happy Craftin'

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I'm Back!

Hi Everyone!! I can't believe I have been away from this blog for so long. It wasn't a planned hiatus but my personal life is quite hectic during the summer and crafting does not seem to have it's place!


Now that I am back I am thinking of ways to rejuvenate my blog with new projects & videos planned. In the past I have focused mainly on card making but I think I may branch out into other "crafty" areas. In my personal crafting time I knit, make jewelry, decorate cakes and make home decor so you may see new and hopefully fun projects this year.

Be sure to come back often because you never know when I will give away some blog candy to my faithful readers!

Happy Craftin'
Janice

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

{Geek Pride Day}

May 25th is Geek Pride Day... I had no idea there was such a day!! Here is more info if you happened to be interested!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geek_Pride_Day

Geeks Unite!
Janice
The Craftin' GEEK!

Friday, May 6, 2011

{I don't like Glitter!}

I know that is a funny title to a post but I just realized "I don't like Glitter". Now don't misunderstand me, I LOVE Glittery things, just not "crafting with Glitter". I don't think I like the messy part (which in itself is kinda funny if you saw the condition of my craft room as I type this). I don't like getting the glitter everywhere, I don't like the gooey, gloppy mess that is left on my fingers after the crafting... all I can say is THANK GOODNESS for STICKLES.

Ok, enough rambling, maybe I will package up some goodie bags of my stash of glitter... keep watch for an opportunity to win some in the next coming weeks!

Happy Craftin'
Janice

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

{Happy Father's Day}

{Cricut Expression for Sale}

I just purchased a Cricut Expression 2 and looking to sell my original Cricut Express for $100 plus Shipping. Anyone interested??

It is in great condition and I just packed it in the original box.

Send me an email at jcent424@msn.com if interested!

Happy Craftin'
Janice

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

{Laundry Room} Playing with Copic Markers

{So Excited}



Just placed my order for the 
"Cricut Expression 2: Anniversary Edition".
Once it arrives the first card I will make for you will be exclusively from the images preloaded. SO EXCITED!

Until then... 
Keep Craftin'
Janice

Monday, April 25, 2011

{We Did It!!} Blog Candy Winner!

THANK YOU I now have 109 Followers (as of this post) and I could not have received a better Birthday Gift. So many people were pulling for me and I was very touched by the comments (All 49 of them)

You Guys (my followers) ROCK...

Now on to the Blog Candy Winner
I had a total of 49 comments (47 in the main post and 2 in a different post that I added the end) and the winner is....  Comment #22 
terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...
Oh, I've listed this on my sidebar also! Check it out: Here


YAY Terri.. Not only did she become a follower, she also posted on her blog

Terri, I will be contacting you shortly for your information.

Thank you to EVERYONE that participated! I am truly blessed to be part of the crafting community

Keep Craftin'
Janice

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

{Easter Card}

 Looking for the Giveaway Post? CLICK HERE!
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

{Tropical Paradise Card}

Looking for the 100 Follower Giveaway?? Click here
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Friends our ours are going on this amazing trip and I wanted to make a card for them.

I used "Live's A Beach" Cricut Cartridge and cut the shells at 5". I think it came out nice!

Monday, April 11, 2011

{100 Followers before my Birthday} Giveaway!!

Hey Everyone!!

I am having a Giveaway once I hit 100 FOLLOWERS.
If I reach that goal by Sunday April 24th (my Birthday & Easter) I will giveaway a Surprise Grab Bag!

In order to have a chance you need to become a follower AND comment on this post.

So between now and April 24th, let everyone know!!


Have a Blog & want two chances??
  • Put a post on your blog
  • Leave me an additional comment letting me know you posted (mention your blog)

Thanks for stopping and HAPPY CRAFTIN'!!

~Janice

Friday, April 8, 2011

{Brand new look & Brand new Goal}

Check me out... I have a brand new look on my blog!!
I have been meaning to update my look for awhile now and since it is Spring... now is as good a time as ever! Let me know if you like the changes.


Another new change are all my new followers... WELCOME!!

I am so excited to see so many new faces (ok, new names!) and have set a new blog goal. Once I hit 100 followers, I will have a giveaway so tell everyone you know!! The faster I hit the goal, the quicker I will give away some blog candy!


Challenge: If I hit 100 Followers by April 24th (My Birthday & Easter) I will giveaway some blog candy!

100 Followers by April 24th = Blog Candy!!

Have an awesome weekend and remember to tell everyone of my "100 Follower Goal"!! 
{Janice}
 

Monday, April 4, 2011

[April Fool's Day Blog Hop} - WINNER!!

Thanks so much to everyone that participated and commented in the April Fool's Day Blog Hop! I hope everyone got  a bit of inspiration because I know I did. All the projects were amazing!!
Now for the really fun stuff... the Blog Candy giveaway!! I went to Random.org and comment #39 WON!!




And the winner is... 
Becky D. said...
Wow Janice - this is so amazing! It really does look like leather! I have never done anything with fun foam either - maybe I will have to give it a try! Thanks for sharing this cute project. I am a new follower :) CONGRATS Becky!! I will be contacting you for your info!

Friday, April 1, 2011

{Happy April Fool's Day} Blog Hop!


"April Fool's Day Blog Hop"

I hope everyone is having a fantastic Friday! If you came here from Kim from http://www.me-makimsplace.blogspot.com/ you are in the right place. However, if you happened upon my blog, please head over to It's A Joy 2 Scrap's blog so you don't miss any of the fun.
For this hop, we were asked to create a project that “Tricks the Eye”  
Here is my card that I made... can you tell what I used?? Leather maybe?? NO... It's FUN FOAM!! I decide to go outside the box and use something I have never used before. It was a blast to force myself to not use just paper!!
Here is my recipe:
Card base, 5" x 10", scored in half (for a 5" x 5" card)
Layering paper from K&Company (handmade specialty papers)  cut at 4 3/4" x 4 3/4"
Tan fun foam, embossed using the Cuttlebug Floral Fantasy embossing folder and a Spellbinders Oval die, distressed with Tim Holtz, Vintage Photo Distressing Ink
Images from Fiskars "Aged to Perfection" Stamp set.
Natural Twine
Next in line is Jillian from http://www.jillianbeancrafts.com/

I want to thank April for having this AWESOME Blog hop and to thank you for participating here is some BLOG CANDY!!
I have a grab bag of goodies (below are just a few items, some surprises!) to give away but you need to become a follower and leave a comment on this post for a chance to win! Thanks for coming by!!

If you get lost along the way, here is the line up of my fellow crafters:
ASHLEY
JANICE *THIS IS ME!
JILLIAN *Your next stop!
Don't forget! If you leave a comment on all the blogs by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. CST. You have a chance to win some fabulous prizes.

Friday, March 25, 2011

[April Fool's Day Blog Hop}


I am so excited!! I am participating in my very first blog hop!!

April at http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com/ is having her first blog hop and I can't wait to give you the details! 

Check it out here on April 1st!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

{Special Delivery}


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Saturday, March 12, 2011

{Blog Hop - Spring Card}

I decide to join in the fun over at Robyn, My Pink Stamper and create a card for the My Pinkalicious Blog Hop

The challenge was to make some Springy... well here is mine!
Enjoy!

 

Saturday, March 5, 2011

{Haul}

I am featuring Papertreyink.com &Scrapbuck.com in this Haul... Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

{Hello Card}

 
Use  a tool that you haven't used in awhile! I was playing and was very pleased with the outcome of this little "scrap" paper!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

{My Pink Stamper Challenge}

I entered in the My Pink Stamper Challenge:
Challenge:  Any project using a feathered friend.  LOL!!  I chose an owl, what will you choose.  A great My Pink Stamper Stamp set to go with this theme is Tweetie Hoo Puns.  I'd love to see you make something using this stamp set if you have it.  If you don't, I still would love to see what you create!!!
http://www.mypinkstamper.com/2011/03/my-pink-stamper-challenge.html

Check out the other projects!





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Monday, February 28, 2011

{Wine Charms}

My husband and I are attending a Wine Festival with some friends in June and I wanted to make wine charms for our glasses. Here is a video of how I make them... Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

All for Aidan

I wanted to pass this along to all the crafters out there! This is from http://www.pinkcricut.com/2011/02/aidan/: Check out her post!

All for Aidan 
A Baby in Need of Smiles – Please Help Little Aidan
Tanya from Scrappin KY Momma needs help from all of us crafters. She knows this little boy and his family and would like to send him cards. Here’s his story…
Aidan is a sweet lil 2 year old who was recently diagnosed with T Cell Leukemia. On Wednesday, he had a port installed in his chest, spinal tap, bone marrow, and chemo in his spine. He did GREAT! This lil guy is such a trooper. His parents have accepted that their BABY has Leukemia.. NOT the easiest thing to accept, but their faith in God and their support system have kept them going. T-Cell Leukemia has a high cure rate although chemo will be continued for quite a while. Lil Aidan LOVES mail, like any 2 year old does. So….

Let’s get our crafting supplies out and send this lil guy some LOVE!!! Pass this on to all your crafty friends. I think we can all take a couple minutes and make something special for him that will bring LOTS of smiles and he can look at over and over. We all know how laughing and smiling can be good for the soul. Let’s give him this much for him to enjoy while he’s battling this horrible disease. I have no doubt in my mind that God can perform a miracle in this beautiful child. Please keep him and his family in your prayers.Lets all come together and put Lots of BIG Smiles on Aidan’s and his parents faces.
You can mail your cards to:
AIDAN
c/o Tanya Stilwell
P.O. Box 143
Cecilia, KY 42724



Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

{Giveaway Winner Announced!!!}

Thank you to everyone that posted a comment. I love reading them and I look forward to having another giveaway soon!

 Congrats to Scraphappy55!! Please send me an email with your address so I can them out to you!
scraphappy55 said...
Thank you for the love,and happy Valentine's Day to you and yours.I saw the video and the action wobbles are just to cute

Thursday, February 10, 2011

My First Giveaway!! {CLOSED}

 Hey Everyone! {Giveaway is Closed, winner to be announced!}

Since I have discovered Action Wobbles... I have fallen in love and want to share that love with YOU! One lucky comment will win a (10) pack of Action Wobbles!! YAY!!

All you have to do is subscribe to my blog & leave a comment. I will pick a random comment on February 14th, St. Valentine's Day... What a great day to share my love of Action Wobbles!

Have a great day and GOOD LUCK!


The Craftin' Geek {Valentine's Day Card} using Action Wobbles

Here is a St. Valentine's Day card using Action wobbles

Monday, January 24, 2011

The Pink Stamper {Birthday Challenge}

Here is a card I made for my son but decided to post it for My Pink Stamper Birthday Challenge.

Happy Birthday Robyn!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

{St. Valentine's Day Pencil Topper}

Here is a craft that I made for my son's classmates.
Super easy... Super fast... Super cute!
Enjoy!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011

{Make A Wish*}

Birthday card using the Birthday Bash Cricut Cartridge.
I am trying to challenge myself to use some of the cartridges that look more kid like and adapt them for adult cards. See if you can pull out those cartridges that you have and make something unexpected! Let me know how you do,  I would love to hear from you!


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

{Thank You Card }

A Thank You card that I made for a friend...
It was wonderful getting back into my craft room and just creating again!




Sunday, January 2, 2011

My 2011 Resolution - Step #1: Organize!

Hello Crafters! ~ Happy 2011 ~
It is a new year with my 2011 resolution..  CRAFT MORE!

With this resolution it required to get in gear and organize my craft room.  As you can see from my video, I have completed the first step.... check out my video!
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