Sunday, December 25, 2011

It's all about the bag!

This year was all about the bag... or in my case the Santa sack.  I had so much fun with these sacks.  I even made my son's first Santa sack.  A few years ago I started making small flannel sacks instead of wrapping our presents.  My family just loved them, each year I find new fun fabrics and create new bags for each member of my family.  I had thought that I would get them back the following year.  This has not happened.  My sister in law confided in me that she gives them as gifts to her friends, she loves them so much.  So I guess I will continue making these bags next year.  In fact I will feature all of these bags in my shop next year.  Take a peak at all of the custom orders from this year!  Be sure to order yours next year!
 From all of mine to you and yours. Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Winner! My Memories Software Giveaway!

Congratulations Jes Mack!

You are the winner of the My Memories Free Software Giveaway!

Please email me as for download instructions!

Thanks everyone, Check back soon for exciting Christmas Crafts!

Friday, December 2, 2011

My Memories Suite Giveaway!

Everyone knows I love making things for my family and that I also love taking pictures of everything. 

However, I hate srapbooking.  I've tried, my son's baby book is currently in a box, incomplete, he's 15 months old.  I love the idea of scrapbooking.  I go to the store, I buy a book and fun paper, I print out all of the super cute pictures.  Then nothing.  All I end up accomplishing is making a huge mess and having to clean up so I can make dinner.

Well, I have found the answer to my scrapbooking nightmares.  No mess, no clean up, and no need to stress out.  I can create and walk away! I also have great news for one lucky reader!

Award winning scrapbook software creators My Memories have offered one lucky reader a FREE   My Memories Suite Package!  My Memories Suite is rated #1 by amazon and TopTen Reviews for digital scrapbooking software and a $40 value.  Also as janiegirlcrafts followers you have your very own Share the Memories code that provides a $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software and a $10 coupon for the store - $20 value!  Just enter STMMS4155 (case sensitive) at checkout!

I wanted to take a minute and share the little album I started for my family.  This year we are having a "Homemade Christmas", this album will fit in perfectly.  I also plan to create our Holiday Card with this software, so keep an eye out.

I was amazed at how easy this software is to operate.  It uses the same shortcut commands as other software, such as Microsoft Word.  For example I am accustomed to using [CTRL Z] to undo the last action.  Guess what, I didn't have to retrain my brain, everything was second nature.  This software even offers autocorrect for those sloppy typers, like myself.

Now down to business:
In order to enter the giveaway you must first follow this blog: janiegirlcrafts

Then go ahead and check out My Memories Website and choose your favorite digital paper pack or layout, then comment on my blog telling you which ones you love.
For extra entries to the contest feel free to comment, like, tweet, or follow any of the My Memories links below.

Post a comment on this blog for each additional entry.



Contest winner will be selected
December 16, 2011

Good Luck!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Starting a new Tradition!


The week or so before Thanksgiving I was asked to make a custom Christmas Bag for a little girl. Her mother had seen my Reversible Santa Sack on Etsy, and wanted to make something special for her little one. After discussing fabric styles and sharing a few examples we decided on a style and I started sewing. I finished up yesterday and loved it so much, and have enough fabric leftover, that I have decided to add them to my shop selection this year. If you are interested in this or a similar item, check out the info on this Christmas Bag!

I think I will make Max his very own bag as well, one bag filled with all of his toys.  I think these are great addition to our family's  Holiday traditions.  Oh and as a bonus to me, I won't have to pick up a bunch or wrapping paper this year.
Maybe I'll make one for Charlie as well?