Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Will try this again - promise to be short and sweet with my message!

Wishing you and yours a blessed Christmas,

and a bright New Year!!!

Jan Castle


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010


If you like to do hand cutting, hope you will try making a 'Medallion'...this one is by 'Holly Berry Designs'.

INSTRUCTIONS: I inked up my stamp using a VersaMark ink pad; covered stamped image with Judikins Transluent Gold embossing powder; tapped off excess embossing powder and returned to jar; heat embossed; repeated 5 times on coordinating shiny paper (I used heavy weight text weight paper because card stock is difficult to cut close to embossing). Cut each layer close to the embossing being careful to NOT cut into embossing; layered my design pieces on the bottom uncut embossed butterfly image; layered all on complimentary color, and then on my card.



Thursday, December 2, 2010

Still having fun answering e-mails about the pictures I uploaded at OSA...all oriental.

Thought you might enjoy two cards I made using the 'Faux Quilting' technique...I entered them in the Polk County Fair and the Oregon State Fair this year in the 'Recycle' category...won a First Ribbon for them. Hope you enjoy!!!


Wednesday, December 1, 2010


December 1st....where has this year gone! Hope you enjoy this early Christmas card I made.

I have been stunned by the response to creating an album on 'Oriental Stamp Art' (OSA - FYI: you have to be a member to see and post) after uploading 29 pictures of my cards....spent the afternoon replying to e-mails on 'how did you do that', etc. - made me feel like celeb! I enjoy sharing the how to's, so it was great FUN!