Check It Out!

Happy Wednesday, Friends! Are you gearing up for a Happy Thanksgiving and spending time with friends and family over the next few days? Or maybe you are gearing up for some serious shopping this weekend, both at stores and on the web. :) I’m not a Black Friday shopper, but I do love all of the deals I find online this time of year. :)

Infact, just this past weekend, I succumbed to the Today’s Special going on at HSN.com and bought myself a new photo printer. I’ve had my current color printer for almost ten years, so I figured it was time for an upgrade. I picked up the Canon Pixma here. I admit it, I was crushing on the sleek, white color. It had me at “hello.” Hehe! Now I just hope it lives up to my picky photo-printing standards. Does anyone have this printer? Do you like it? After I receive it and play with it for a few weeks, I’ll let you know my thoughts.

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I also spent the morning on Joann.com filling my cart with several Technique Tuesday stamps (LOVE Ali Edwards’ stamps!). All paper crafting is 50% off right now! Until Thursday, you can use the code COZY331 for $1.99 flat rate shipping (or free shipping over $50). Just thought I would let you know in case you’re a pathological supply shopper like I am. *wink!*

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I have some exciting news to share with you! As you know, I work with the amazing Lisa Bearnson. This week she re-introduced her website featuring a brand new look! It’s amazing! It has a fresh, clean feel and lots of exciting new features. I hope you will come check it out! In THIS POST Lisa takes you on a little tour.

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Along with the website relaunch, Lisa is celebrating a huge milestone in her personal life! (So happy for you, Lisa!) Because of all of this, Lisa has some FABULOUS giveaways going on. Check out this entry on Lisa’s Blog to read about her milestone and for details on how to enter the giveaways. (You can enter until Sunday!)

One of the giveaways is a chance to win a Monogram necklace by Jewel Kade. You have probably seen Lisa wearing this necklace while doing shows on HSN. I’ve been admiring it for sometime. You can imagine how thrilled I was when she gave one to me as a gift.

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Don’t you love it?! Head on over to Lisa’s blog for a chance to win one of your own.

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I’ve been doing more scrapping with my stash and have a couple more pages to share.

First, another Halloween page using an older collection by October Afternoon called Witch Hazel. :) Awww, how I love Halloween!

HALLOWEEN PRINCESS

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Next, I have a couple of pages with a vintage feel to them. I’ve been hanging onto Teresa Collins Fabrications line to scrap these pictures of Maryn’s Pioneer Birthday party at the Lion House from a few years ago.

LION HOUSE

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Using vintage colors like this is actually quite tricky for me. I tend to gravitate towards bright, candy colors, but it’s also nice to step out of my comfort zone once in awhile.

PIONEER PARTY

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For both of these pages, I pulled out my Cricut Explore machine. The lion head on the two-pager is from the French Manor cartridge. The children image on the “Pioneer Party” page is from the Nursery Rhymes cartridge.

Thank you so much for popping by! If I don’t get a chance to “see” you tomorrow, Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

JanaBold

 

 

Use It Up – Halloween Style, Part 1

Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.

I think I have mentioned it here on my blog before, but I have a major problem of collecting (and not using) Halloween collections. It is my favorite holiday, so naturally I am drawn to Halloween paper collections. Swoon!

This year, though, I grounded myself. I told myself, that I couldn’t buy anything until I made a dent in what I already have. So … all last week, while I was fighting insomnia in the middle of the night, I scrapped as many Halloween pages as I could. I had so much fun! Here is my first round … using an older Witch Hazel collection by October Afternoon (I believe it is from 2012).

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

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ALL HALLOW’S EVE

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I *HEART* FALL

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Silhouette cuts used on this page:

Chalkboard journal stickers, brads and buttons are from the 2011 American Crafts Nightfall collection. Check back Wednesday for my “Use It Up” layouts using this collection.

Thanks for coming by!

JanaBold

HSN Recap

Goodness! Where have the last two weeks gone?! We had a wonderful whirlwind of a trip to HSN and then when I got home, I got sick. I guess those 24-hour craft days combined with a crazy traveling schedule took it’s toll on me.

HSN was a blast! As always! I love going there. We always have a great time. Everyone is so nice there and the products did really well! It was so fun to watch Lisa present the Holiday Nifty Gifties I designed. Thank you to everyone who bought one! I hope you are receiving them and love them as much as I do! Please share what you make! I’d love to see!

Here’s a picture of Jennifer Duncan and I setting up tables at HSN. This was about 2 am, so we were a bit goofy!

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Here’s another one of me, Lisa, and Brad Brusa (from Craftwell). Love these two so much! They are so much fun to work with!

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I’ve been enjoying fall with my family and have been helping my daughter get ready for her first dance this coming weekend. She asked her date out by leaving a fake pumpkin on his porch filled with about 2000 tootsie rolls. He had to open all of the tootsie rolls to find the letters of her name (numbered, so they were easier to unscramble).

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We used black vinyl and my Silhouette Cameo machine to add a face to the pumpkin and then this is the poem that she wrote to go with it.

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I haven’t done much scrapping since I got back from HSN, but I do have a layout to share that I did awhile ago. I have a special place in my heart for daily deal sites, especially ScrapbookSteals.com. :) I bought the WRMK Jet Set collection and scrapped this two-pager using a Scrapbook Generation sketch as a starting point. I chose the green cardstock background to pick up the green color of the river in the photos.

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I can’t believe how fast the kids are growing up … they look so little here and this was only three years ago! Time is flying!

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I pulled out some letters from my stash and used orange microbeads to add texture to the word “windy”.

No, this bridge isn’t really called Windy Bottom Bridge … we just named it that because the public restrooms were porta-potty style and they were configured in such a way (I don’t quite understand it) where they vented outside to the canyon below … or something to that effect. It made for a very, windy bottom experience and was quite terrifying … you felt like you were going to be sucked into the canyon. YIKES! Okay … more info than you probably wanted to know … but if you ever visit Navajo Bridge (near Glen Canyon in Arizona), beware of the restrooms! It’s a strange experience.

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I added some yellow enamel dots from my stash here-and-there, and a bit of washi tape from an older American Crafts Halloween collection.

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Thanks for popping by! I hope you have a beautiful fall week! Enjoy the last few weeks of October! It’s my FAVORITE time of year and it passes too quickly!

Talk to you again soon!

JanaBold

Easter Blessings Two-Pager

Happy Easter Weekend! I love this time of year. The green returning to the earth, the birds chirping, the warmth of the sunshine … it all brings such a feeling of happiness and hope and new beginnings. I hope this weekend you are able to spend some time with your families and to reflect on the Savior’s love for all of us. I am so grateful to know that He lives and loves me. I’m grateful for the Atonement and the opportunity we have to continually better ourselves through it. I’m grateful for the burdens and sadness He was willing to lift off of my shoulders. I’m grateful for the strength He gives me. I am grateful for Him.

Source: Because of Him

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This weekend we will be having Easter Egg hunts and Easter dinner with family and taking lots of pictures to remember these special times. Here is a two-page layout of last year’s Easter morning using adorable cut files by SVGCuts.com. (For full instructions and sizes for this project, visit the SVG Cuts Blog HERE.)

EASTER BLESSINGS

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SVG Cuts Collections Used:

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The adorable bunnies and egg border on this layout are from the Spring Bunnies SVG Collection. Aren’t they just super sweet?! I just love them and couldn’t wait to use them on this page.

The “Easter” title word is actually a FREEBIE that you can find HERE on ths SVG Cuts site. After cutting it out, I trimmed away the word “blessings” and added it back in with letter stickers (the original file was too tall for the space that I wanted to use it in).

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The clouds come from the adorable Ryan’s Playdate SVG Collection, and then sun is from the amazing Peony Cottage SVG Collection. Both of these kits have incredible dimensional files that I will be using at another time, but I love that I can mix and match the elements from all of them to create something new and add them to my scrapbook pages.

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These papers are all from the American Crafts My Girl Paper Pad. I picked it up at the annual American Crafts Warehouse Sale in Provo, Utah, but I have also seen it an JoAnn’s Craft Store (so you can use a coupon on it, if you’d like to pick it up for yourself). I love the sweet, soft colors and patterns!

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Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my work today. Have a beautiful Easter weekend!

Hugs,

JanaBold