Saturday, October 31, 2009

Winner and Buttons for sale!!

And the winner or should I say winners (I felt bad just pulling out one person I went back to Random Org. and got another winner) are........................

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Timestamp: 2009-10-31 19:31:25 UTC

Lulu said...

Those buttons look fabulous!!! :)

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Patty said...

I just all of your buttons Jane, they are fabulous! Sounds like you have your work cut out for you. I'm attempting to organize my craft room and work in it at the same's a mess! Good luck to you with your projects and thanks for the opportunity to win your buttons.

Congratulations ladies!!! I hope you will not be disappointed! Please email me your addresses (

Now........let's talk business!!! I'm so nervous about this and hope I don't fall flat on my face with embarrassment!! LOL I have 10 packs of buttons (20 buttons in each pack, a mish mash of colours....including some heart and flower shaped buttons) for $8.00! People......I went on Etsy and found other buttons and checked out prices, did some calculations and then some more calculations (I'm not a good business person!!!) and I have to say that my price is extremely fair!!! I'm pretty sure I'm selling myself short! LOL (the buttons are very simple but there is quite the process in making them as you can see for yourself on my blog)  But there it is.........$8.00 for a pack of 20 handmade fimo buttons. Plus $3.00 shipping (unless you are in Croatia!! ;)) this I know for Canada and USA...I'll have to check for other countries.
So if you are interested I will send you a paypal request and as soon I am notified that the buttons have been payed for I will mail them to you!!
Email me at

And finally.......stop by tomorrow to find out about the releases at Squigglefly!!!
Take care!
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Winner and more stuff

I have lots to show and say and of coarse so little time!!!! ;)
Do you remember this little guy??!! Well here he is all spiffed up! He is one of my images that will be released tomorrow at Squigglefly! How exciting!!! Make sure to pop by here and at Squigglefly's to see all the new releases and the little surprise I have in store!

I stamped snowflakes on the kraft paper (which I'm LOVING!!! Thanks Nikolina!!!) My sentiment and snowflakes are Hero Arts stamps (CL357).

I cut out my santa (easy to cut out)....I always try to keep that in mind because I love to cut out images and do a little paper piecing action! By the way.........sorry for the out of focus photos.....and I used pop dots to give a little dimension.

Here's another card I made for the Hero Arts Challenge which is all about simple holiday cards. My husband loves this card (and the santa of coarse ;)) He LOVES simple simple.......

and to everyone...


I will be back later to announce the Christmas buttons winner and give you all the info on the buttons that are on sale!!


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Friday, October 30, 2009

award and some more stuff


It's a BEAUTIFUL fall day here........I finished all the Halloween treat bags for the kids (26 for Mia's preschool group and 2 more for her teachers........26 for Marko's 1st grade class plus 3 for his teachers........LOTS of treat bags!!!!).

for Mia's group

How lucky am I to have this view!!! Look at those colours!

And now on to the award I received!!!

I received this award from Jane (Milliesmarvels) and it's awesome to know that you make someone SMILE!! You should go and check her out............she sure does make me smile!!!

I have to write 5 things about myself and pass it on to 5 people who make me smile!

  1. I was born in Germany, Baptised in Croatia, grew up in Canada...moved back to Croatia at 19.

  2. Absolutely LOVE Greek food!!!!! figures there's no Greek restaurant in Croatia!!

  3. just call me Mrs. Panic Panicson!!!

  4. my favourite chocolate.........M&M's (with the peanuts)!!!

  5. I love to have 'get togethers' at my home (decorate, cook, etc. for my good friends and family)

Now the 5 people I'm sending this too (I really hate this part! how do you narrow it down to 5!)

These ladies ROCK and always make me SMILE!!! There are SO MANY other blogs that totally make me smile and inspire me........I'll get around to them in my own way to let them know that they totally ROCK!

Tomorrow I pick my Christmas fimo buttons winner and I'll have some buttons for sale!!!

Have a great day!
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Thursday, October 29, 2009


I suggest you all pop on over to Carly's and check out her sale...............I wish I could have it ALL!
Major goodies for AMAZING prices!!!!!

Also I have a pretty awesome announcement to make Nov. 1.......besides picking my Christmas buttons winner so I hope you pop by to find out!

Gotta run..........putting on the finishing touches on the Halloween treat bags my kids will be bringing to preschool and school!
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

multi tasking

As soon as I saw the new  Tuesday Trigger I knew what I wanted to do.......then I thought I would combine it with the new Card Patterns sketch.

Tuesday Trigger

This owl is my own design.......I made a template and pieced it together.........I stamped the belly and added dots with my white gel pen to add a little interest.

I used Basic Grey yummy pattern paper...........a little cuttlebug action (embossing folders on the cardstock) and the buttons are my own handmade buttons.

click on photo for a closer look

My husband likes this card which is telling me that it's a good manly card!!

Have a good day! tfl!

materials - pp (Basic Grey Granola), sting, my handmade buttons, cardstock, cuttlebug folders, stamps (PTI, Hero Arts), white gel pen.
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Monday, October 26, 2009

sneak peek and color challenge

Aren't Dawn's colours yummy!!!

While I was doing the Halloween treat bags for my kids I got an idea of a little I grabbed what I could in the basement (what was in arms reach) the way I could start putting my stuff away and get my desk back.....there's still lots more work to be done (putting in the mini kitchen, heating..) but I could get my supplies organized and back up on the shelves......

....and I got this little guy......or girl??? The more I look at it (I'm going to have to get my kids to name it) the more it's looking like half chicken - half lizard!!! kids love it!

So I did some faux stitching with a brown marker....(and drew his mouth and feet with brown marker). This little guy is a sneak peek of my next fimo buttons giveaway.....with a twist!! I'll be adding my digi doodles in the mix.........more info will come.

Sorry for the long post........I like to keep them short.......I know everyone is pressed for time!!
Have a great Monday!!

P.S. there's still time to leave a comment for my buttons giveaway here!!

materials - digi image (my own), stamps (PTI, Hero Arts), cardstock, string, my handmade buttons, brown marker, versamark ink, other inks (no name brand?)
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Thursday, October 22, 2009


Well, this is what our basement looks like!! Not a workable environment. It's a little frustrating not being able to work but to be honest it's good to take a break. I have no idea how long it's going to take to finish it.......hopefully not too long.....

..........until then I guess it's doodling and making buttons! ;)
Have a great weekend!
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

doodling around

It looks like I won't have access to my desk for longer than I expected....I thought we were just going to slap some paint on the walls but there's some electrical work....we're buying a mini kitchen (and I mean MINI) I'm doodling.......I quickly drew this Santa this morning on a scrap of paper....I'm going to fix it up and scan it.........I think it's a cute Santa for a xmas card.

Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win my Christmas fimo buttons!!
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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Christmas buttons giveaway

For my last giveaway I asked which colours you would like to see for a Christmas buttons giveaway and you all gave me some gorgeous combos!! I couldn't make up my mind and made a bunch of different colours (as you all have seen in my sneak peeks)........I couldn't make up my mind...which colour it's a mish mash of colours for this Christmas buttons giveaway!!!

I will be pretty busy until the end of this I mentioned before...we're working on our basement (which is where I work), I'm working on those Halloween treat bags for the kids to take to school and preschool, and then there's my garden that needs much needed attention.....I'll be extending it which means lots of digging and I have to prepare the soil for the Fall and Winter months ahead..............and I'm still organizing my pantry......

So I will pick my winner on Halloween!!! No rules....except for only leaving one comment! Everyone's welcomed to play along, even those who have already won. You could leave me a comment and tell me where or with whom you will be spending Christmas with or just say 'what's up!'
I also mentioned that I have 10 packs of buttons for sale.....more info about that when I announce my winner!
Take care ya'll!!
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Friday, October 16, 2009

Day of Bread

Tomorrow we here in Croatia celebrate Dan Kruha....which loosely translated means Day of Bread or Bread Day.... It is a day where we give thanks for all the riches the earth provides us (the church also celebrates this day and many bake bread and have their Priest bless it). The magic that happens when one plants a seed into the soil.............having my own garden (this was my first summer) it was amazing to see all my hard work (which really felt like therapy for the soul) and all the tiny seeds grow right before my eyes.

So I baked some banana muffins for Marko's teacher to celebrate Dan Kruha...

I didn't have much to work with (since everything's piled up on my desk) but I do have this awesome stamp set The Petal Press Happy Harvest (this particular set designed by Tracy Schultz). Just perfect for celebrating fall and harvest time. I used my copics (I have the basic set)....I struggled a little because I don't think the paper I used was appropriate for copics...

So to my blog friends and visitors I wish you a happy Dan Kruha......may you always have good friends and family to break bread with! God bless!!
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Thursday, October 15, 2009

holiday accessory

Finally a card!! Like I mentioned before we are fixing up our basement (which by the way has a separate's next to my veranda, difficult to describe... and we are converting it to an office space for me, my husband and my brother in law and his wife who are architects) it's a MESS down there....we will be painting one side of the office (where my shelves will be) so right now everything is piled up on my desk.
Anyways, here's my card for the Hero Arts Challenge....which is to use accessories we have laying around....mine of coarse are my buttons....string and the pink bling I found. (CPS#98 inspired this layout.)

This picture was taken inside

And this photo was taken outside (I prefer taking my photos outside)..........but it's a windy day today....I can't tell you how many times my card flew away!!

Anyways, hope you all have a great day and thanks for popping by!

material - stamps (Hero Arts, PTI), my buttons, string, ribbon, Spellbinders Nestabilities circle and labels 1 dies, cardstock, pattern paper (Cosmo Cricket), Cuttlebug embossing folder.
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

last sneak peek!

This is the last sneak peek!.....what comes next??
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Fall has finally come!!! A little late here in Croatia....but it's finally here! I LOVE Fall......the crisp cool air, changing leaves, pumpkins.....Halloween! ;)

Here's a photo of some cute pumpkins from my garden.

And here's a photo from my veranda (that's my neighbours house)......we have lush forest all around us! It's BEAUTIFUL in the Fall.......actually all year around!!! I just love looking out my about inspiration the good Lord has provided!

Well, I'm working on a few things......going back and forth and I'll be sure to post my projects when they're finished. I'm feeling another sneak peek coming....
Have a great day!
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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Colourful Christmas

Hope you all are having a great weekend! I tend to hoard my pattern paper but decided to let go of this yummy colourful Cosmo Cricket paper!! The snowman is my design....I used stickles on parts of the hat and Diamond Glaze on the nose.

I recently received in the mail my first pack of Copics (I bought the basic set) and have decided that I HAVE TO HAVE each and every Copic that exists!!! Didn't do much blending since I only have the one shade of red and brown etc. The buttons are my handmade buttons (enjoying the sneak peeks??).

click on photo for a closer look

materials - stamps (snowman is my design, Hero Arts, PTI), paper (Cosmo Cricket, cardstock), Nestablilities circle die, my handmade buttons, string, glue dots, fiskars boarder punch.

Well, that's it! A few more sneak peeks coming this week and hopefully some cards.
Have a great Sunday!
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Friday, October 9, 2009

sneak peek #3

Have a great day!!
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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Halloween Princess

First... a little pat on my back....I won 2nd place on the Hero Arts ATC Challenge!!! happy dance!

I made this card for the Paper Crafts October Gallery  Challenge. I just love this princess from My Cute Stamps!!

Even though I LOVE the traditonal Halloween colours Betsy totally inspired me with her pink, black and white Halloween cards!!!!! My daughter LOVES this Halloween card.........I wonder why??!! LOL I coloured the princess with Derwent pencils because I'm totally hoarding my brand new Copics!!! (not that I don't love my Derwent pencils!).

materials - stamps (Hero Arts, My Cute Stamps, Imaginisce, Unity), pattern paper (Making Memories, PTI), string, white embossing powder, ink (StazOn), stickles (black, diamond), Derwent pencils
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sneak peek #2

Have a great day!
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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

sneak peek #1

Have a great day!
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Monday, October 5, 2009

this and that


I thought I would share some randomness........
Like I mentioned before I got this lovely surprise in the mail from Pia! I just flipped over her ADORABLE Halloween card and she offered to send it to me which I was looking forward to...

but to my surprise she also send me these pretties!!!!!!!!

A new mall opened up literally 5 minutes away from me and I found a shop that sells the universe telling me something....that I need to start selling them!!! ;) So of coarse...I bought some fimo.

Speaking of fimo....I sent the winners their buttons and cross my fingers that they will like them...possibly love them! For those wondering, I pack them up in little Ziploc bag and put them in bubble envelopes.

Don't know how many cards I'll get done this week.....I have to start the Halloween treat bags for my kids to bring to preschool and school (I have to make around 50 - 55!!!).
Anyways, have a great day!
TFL! xo
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big red flower

Wow, I haven't played along with Dawn's Colour Challenges in a while and I managed to make this card while flipping pancakes....with one child in school....two at home sick (Mia's got a cold and Jakov's ears swell up like a balloon!!!!!!! I almost passed out when I saw it.....he got a shot and some seems that something bit him poor boo boo boy!!!)

(click on photo for a closer look)

I took one picture outside and one in.....I find it very tricky photographing usually shows up too bright so I tried to quickly do a little adjusting in Photoshop.....I stamped the big red flower in two parts....also did a little glitter pen action on it. This tag I got in the mail for the lovely Pia (what a surprise.....along with other goodies which I will share later on). Big Smile sentiment is from Hero Arts.
I will come back later and list the materials I used.

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Sunday, October 4, 2009


Don't have much time to chat....just wanted to share my very first ATC card for the Hero Arts Challenge.........and I have to admit...I didn't even know what an ATC was!!!

Haven't had much time for cards since we're renovating our basement (and that's where my desk is and all my materials are). I've been making buttons and will be shipping them out tomorrow to the winners! Still have lots of buttons to make and I'm putting some serious thought into selling if you're interested stick around for my announcement!
Hope you all had a lovely weekend!
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Thursday, October 1, 2009


And the winners are......

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#4 Carly said...
Those buttons are fabulous! I've played with making fimo buttons but they've never turned out as great as these. For Christmas I am all about traditional colours like red and green but I also like dark blues at Christmas time too.

#19Anonymous said...
You make the best buttpms!! Love these! I bought some lime green ornaments for the tree last year and added them to the traditional red and green and I love the look! So, some lime green buttons would work for me! Judy Jung

#21Anonymous said...
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these Jane!!! Just GORGEOUS!!!For Christmas I'd love to see red, pink, light bright green, and white. Thanks for the chance to win some of your yummy buttons! :)Sarah M

Congrats ladies!!! Please email me your address's so I can send your buttons to you!!

There are a few more ladies that I owe buttons and when I say owe I mean I asked them if they wouldn't mind sending me their address so I can send them some of my buttons because I think they ROCK! Their talent inspires me and it's my way of saying thanks!...for inspiring me!!
Here are just a few of the ladies...
Nina (unfortunately received her package but with no buttons to be found, the envelope was open when she received happens! so I will send some more of coarse)

Ladies please email me ( and let me know if you too would like the Halloween colours or a mish mash of different colours???

As for
Tina and Stephanie please let me know if you have received your buttons yet....I'm pretty sure you should have by now.

My husband JUST handed me the mail and I received a WONDERFUL PERFECT package from Pia (you can find her on the Hero Arts Flickr group) I just fell in love with her Halloween card and she so kindly sent it to me along with other goodies...........I'm so touched and I will take a photo of these PRETTIES and post it on my blog...........I have homework to do with my son now! ;)

Anyway there are so many of you that inspire me and it's just a matter of time before I come knocking on your door asking for your address to send you some of my buttons.
Thanks for playing's awesome seeing all your comments!!

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