Monday, February 21, 2011



Well, I let my first year blogaversary pass without mention, no blog candy, no nuttin'...

But I do want to say thank you to all my readers, my Papercraft Star team, and my favorite blog challenges, both the Kraft Journal and City Crafter... When I think that just one short year ago I knew nothing about all this, and hadn't met any of you yet, wow !!!

Today's Kraft Journal challenge was a little different, the theme is BLING ! Now Kraft and Bling may seem like they don't connect at first thought, but I am hoping I brought it off.

I used a Sizzix texture fade for the circled hearts, cut out a random pattern, tapped some white ink on it lightly, and added some stickles around the edge. In fact, I do believe I have a ton of stickles all over this !!

We have a single very very large room with two fireplaces, that combine a dining room, a living room, a little media area, even a second eating area. Everything is all monochromatic green - but if I were to change the colors I would pick this color combo.

Cardstock - Recollections
Design Paper - DCWV
Frame - The House across the Bay etsy shop
Sentiment stamp - Tim Holtz
Embossing - Sizzix, Cuttlebug'
Flower - MME
Stickles - Tim Holtz
Ribbons, jewelry cording, button - stash

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  1. Very cool card. I love the way you cut around the embossing.

    I have an award to give you. Stop by my blog to copy the picture and see your link.

    Happy crafting,

  2. Hi Jan, First, congratulations on your blog anniversary!! I let mine pass too... in fact, I forgot to mention it at you're one up on me!! Second, LOVE this card, you indeed brought Kraft and bling together fabulously!!! Thanks for playing along with us again at The Kraft Journal.

  3. I love this color combo, too. My very, very, very favorite color is actually chocolate brown, and I'm a bit fan of neutrals. You've worked these together just beautifully. I adore those embossed circles and how you cut a random section of them, and I love the sentiment, too. Thank you so much for playing along with us again at the Kraft Journal. We always love to see your creations. :)
    And congrats on your blogaversary!

  4. Okay Kraft Queen, you've done it again. Perfect combo of papers and colors. I'm a brown kind of giel myself. Earth tones are just so soothing to me. Beautiful card Jan! Thanks for sharing it with us this week at The Kraft Journal!