Thursday, March 20, 2014

Chalkboard Typography Prints

Hand Lettered Chalkboard Typography Prints 
by Janel Kaden
Download and frame! (CLICK HERE)

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Inspiration Succulent Jar
Jar / Succulent / Dirt / Pebble / Sparkle / Moss / California Winter 
 Wind whipped hair wrapped in scarves and frosted hands bundled in knitted gloves, sun warm and breeze cold battled the California shoreline over a quick meal before project start.
PROJECT START: small succulents, pebbles, 1 dark dirt, 1 not as dark dirt, jar, moss, sparkle
PROJECT DO: pack dark dirt in side jar 2 in thick. Layer pebbles next, pour glitter/sparkle layer. Nest succulent in center. Pack not as dark dirt 1.5" thick top, securing succulent tight. Layer exposed dirt with moss, tucking into the bottom of succulent.
Inspiration Jar - From succulent in jar to Garden Brunch Bridal Shower invite (below.)
For the shower invite above, I painted the elements using the color scheme from the succulent jars. Scanning and placing the elements, text and texture once the paint was dry to complete the final invite. I printed it on heavy weight card stock with a slight linen embossing for added effect.
:) - JK

Saturday, February 15, 2014

DIY Thank You Cards
Download • Coordinate • Make • Give
Clean, simple thank you notes for your personal use only! Easy Assembling. Download from my Etsy shop HERE
You will need a printer, scissors, 2" circle punch, double sided tape, and double sided foam stickies.
Print the included patterns on a color printer. Cut & fold to fit your desired card size. Using a circle punch, mix and match the patterns adhering with foam tape. Included in the package download are "thank you's" in different font styles. Choose and cut the perfect "Thank You" to stick to the front of your card for the finishing touch!
....click HERE for the patterns...
Have fun designing - JK 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

DIY - Valentine's Day Cards

Design your Own Valentine's Day Cards
{Purchase • Print • Get that Sparkle On}
It's so easy.
Download here
Print and coordinate pattern on pattern. Pick a "placement" for the front; snip and sparkle. duh.
 I use double sided tape for adhering flat. and double sided foam tape to adhere with depth.
Unicorn.
Cut out the verbiage from the "verbiage page" desired for the front of the card and adhere it with glue, tape or foam tape.

Download here.
 Have fun!
-JK

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Thanksgiving Placecards & Decor - GIVE THANKS

Happy Thanksgiving Decor
Placecards • Print • Gift Tags

Click here to purchase and print out for your own personal use.

 My family's tradition is to do something different each year revolving around our mutual gratitude for each other's presence. Last year we decorated the table, allowing guests to sit wherever they like, ignoring the beautifully written placecards (rule was that you could not sit at the placesetting with your name.) At the end of the meal, the "thankfulness" started with the head of the table's placecard. He shared something he was thankful for that person (named on the placecard.) We went around the entire table, taking turns reading our placecard's name and stating why we were thankful for that person in our lives. Laughs, tears and hugs were undoubtedly shared throughout the time of genuine gratefulness and encouragement.



Friday, October 25, 2013

DIY - Happy Halloween Gift Cards

DIY Happy Halloween Greeting Cards
cut, fold, tape, scribble, postmark
Above - I folded a 10 x 8 piece of the bat pattern in half long-side. I cut a bat out of the extra scrap bat pattern, and foam-taped in onto the folded piece. With a white piece of paper I wrote "happy halloween" using a black felt tip pen. I used double-sided sticky tape to secure it below the bat cutout. - I lined the inside of a Paper Source cream-colored envelope with the turquoise spider-web paper. CARD DONE!
download the below designs (download click here) print, fold, cut and paste...stuff in envelopes and have a Happy Halloween - (on etsy - $2.50 for all 8 designs)
Happy Crafting! - JK

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

DIY Hostess Gift - An Autumn Arrangement (Succulent Pumpkin)

DIY Hostess Gift
Succulent Pumpkin Autumn Arrangement Centerpiece
This is a simple project that is not only beautiful for your own autumn decor, but also as a hostess gift for all of your fall festivities.
The large one featured above was created/designed by my gorgeous, beyond-creative friend and new mom, Erin. She gave me a step by step that I mimicked and tailored to fit a quick hostess gift I was in immediate need of. Took me less than 15 minutes, and total cost was under $15.00.
I started with a small pumpkin, spanish moss, a 2" succulent, sparkly wire (found at local craft store) hot glue gun and clothes pins.
I first adhered the sparkly wire to the pumpkin with the hot glue gun. Liberally apply the glue, and the moss will stick to the excess (top/bottom glue from the wire-glue-job.) The moss follows the circle crown of the wire, leaving the center of the pumpkin stem area clear.
Insert the 2" succulent in that 'clear' area and fold it into the excess moss.
Hot glue the clothes pin to the wire.
Use the clothes pin to secure the note to your host or hostess.
...less than 15 minutes later you have a DIY completed hostess gift...
- N E A T -
-JK

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

DIY - Pumpkin Vase

DIY Pumpkin Vase
• created and assembled by my design expert Darrin Ellis •
Easy five steps. Step 1: pick funky looking pumpkin.
 Step 2: cut hole at top of pumpkin, and scrap the seeds/pulp out of pumpkin.
 Step 3: insert jar to hold flowers.
 Step 4: place flowers inside jar, covering base with spanish moss (using a hot glue gun to secure.)
 DONE.
Happy Autumn.
-JK

Friday, October 18, 2013

DIY Halloween Decor - Painted Pumpkins

DIY Halloween Decor - Painted Pumpkins
GOLD • BLACK • WHITE
Easy 3 color painted pumpkins for your EASY Halloween Decor
Start with: three paint colors Black / White / Metallic Gold (Acrylic.) craft gold glitter (larger flakes) embellished golf leaves (optional) paint brushes, hot glue gun, black felt, water (to clean brushes)  
The above prints are available on easy here (all 4 for $1.00) Make additional leaves, placemats, banners, garland, etc with the prints to match the black/white/gold theme.
 paint the pumpkin white
 cut out circles from the black felt and adhere them with one dab of hot glue to the pumpkin
close your eyes for glittering
 chevron, stripes and gold stem grouping
 with thin wire, adhere a leaf to the stem of the finished pumpkin
after the paint is dry, add glue to the area intended to be glittered. Add glitter to and gentle brush away access with a dry, clean paintbrush. 
 gold glitter pumpkin & polka dot felt pumpkin
Happy Halloween!
-JK

Friday, October 11, 2013

Halloween Recipe - Skinny Witch Margaritas

Skinny Witch Margaritas
...Favorite Halloween Cocktail...
 An evening full of my Halloween favorites, including the indulgence of sweet/spicy margaritas and fresh popcorn. This time of year in Orange County, creepy male tarantulas are out trying to find a mate, reese's pieces are abundantly stocking the local market's shelves, and the morning's crisp air hints at a mild weather change.
Skinny Witch Margarita Mix
In a pitcher mix one cup freshly squeezed lime juice. Add one fourth cup organic ginger ale (or more to taste.) Mix in 8 cups of your favorite sparkling water. Rim each glass with Tajin (instead of margarita salt: this is the Witch version.) Add ice to the glass, and pour a shot of tequila over the cold blocks. Add the mixture and stir once. Skinny Witch is ready witches!
JK

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Pattern Play - Halloween

Halloween Print Patterns
...for party decor...
by J. Kaden (for personal use only)
by J. Kaden (for personal use only)
Want to print and use these? all eight for sale here: $2.50
Happy Halloween - JK

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