Sunday, November 13, 2011

Bountiful Blessings Blog Hop


Welcome to the Bountiful Blessings Blog Hop!

We Are Thankful for so Many Things & Wanted to Share our Many Blessings With You!

Thanks for joining us for this Bountiful Blessings Blog Hop Hosted by Jens Digi Stamps.  If you've hopped along from The Fantastic Sue, then you are in the right place!! If you are just joining me from your dashboard, or reading this via email, please be sure to start at the beginning with Jens Digi Stamps (We wouldn't want you to miss a THING!!)

Here is the project I made for the hop.  Kind of literal when it comes to the blessings theme but I have been wanting to make a banner for a really long time.
I hung it in our dining room.

 This is also the first time I have made these types of rosettes and they are super fun and easy.  But I do want to make a suggestion.  USE HOT GLUE!!!  I sat there and held each rosette to the circle backing until my craft glue dried!!!  Duh!!!  No wonder this took all stinkin' day!  I could have finished it in half the time, but might not have been nearly as proud of the hard work I put into it.  Naaa!  I would have had more time for other projects!  OK, anyway. (Calming down now :0)
 The banners are cut at 5.3 inches from Elegant Edges and filled with a pattern from Enjoy the Seasons. And the letters are cut from Plantin SchoolBook at 2.8 inches.  I made the rosettes by cutting two strips 1 1/2" x 12" scored them every half inch on my Martha Stewart Scoreboard, accordion folded the strips and then glued them end to end and then mounted them on a 1" circle punched from black cardstock. (All this in case you never made one, like me)
 Here is my digi stamp from Jen's Digi Stamps.  I really liked this one with the basket overflowing.  We are super blessed here at our house and are thankful daily for all God has given us.  I thought this digi was very appropriate for this blog hop.  I colored it with my Copics of course.
 This and the next few pictures are of the leaves that hang down from each banner.  I had each person in the family write on 3 or 4 leaves what they were thankful for or what they considered a blessing in their life.  I LOVE that my 14 year old daughter put "school"!  That really makes me smile even if she and my 10 year old daughter wrote them all upside down :)

Of course with out Jesus giving His life on the cross, we would not have all the blessings we have today and more over, we would not have our place in Heaven.  I agree with what my husband wrote on this leaf.  I am thankful for the salvation I have through Christ Jesus!

I also want to say that I feel blessed by all the friends that I have met here in the blogsophere.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Now Head on Over to See What Cristelle Has Made for Your Viewing Pleasure Today!! 

Blog Candy:
The Blog Candy for this Blog Hop is An Extra Special Grab Bag & 
A Gift Certificate to Jens Digi Stamps Store
We will Announce the Winners on Wednesday, November 16th

Rules to be eligible for The Blog Candy:
1.)  You MUST visit each blog and leave a comment on every blog in the hop 
2.) Leave a comment on Jens Digi Stamps Blog
3.) Become a follower at Jens Digi Stamps
4.) For an Extra Entry for the Blog Candy, Please Friend us at Jens Digi Stamps on Facebook

Thanks for Joining us Today!! We Feel Blessed to Have you Here!!
Here is the Line Up in Case you get Lost along the Way










Jana : <----You Are Here!


Have fun and blessings to you!


  1. Jana, your project is "literally" Fantastic, hehe!! Great Job!! Love it!! I feel so blessed to be able to craft with you!

    Many Blessings,

  2. Oh my goodness Jana, your banner is absolutely FABULOUS!!!! Oh so pretty!! Love it!!!
    Thanks for being part of JDS design team!

  3. Jana! WOW!!!
    This is truly a FANTASTIC banner!
    I love that you included the leaves with comments from your family... truly a special piece of family artwork that you should save and display every year!
    And yes, hot glue is your friend! (-:


  4. Your banner is super cute you done a wonderful job love the colors!

  5. Love the card . It's always fun to see how you talented designers come up with new a creative ways to use different techniques for your cards. Thanks so much for sharing. This card is really beautifully done.

  6. You did a great job! I have been dying to try some of those rosettes but just havent had the guts!

  7. What a wonderful banner. You did a fabulous job and how sweet to have your family include their blessings.

  8. Nicely done. It must have taken some time to put it all together. You rock.

  9. Way cool banner, love all the detail you have put into it! Great job, cool looking bottles on the shelf!

  10. beautiful banner...

    sharynknox @

  11. wow!!! Love it, good idea! Thanks for sharing!

    I am your new follower, please follow me as well

    Thank you!!

  12. Love it! That is just what I need to make for the Living room

  13. This is such a gorgeous banner! perfect coloring of the image too!

  14. What a terrific banner.. i truly love it :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

  15. WOW. This is spectacular! I love the banner (haven't tried that yet) and having your kids write on the leaves! What a great idea. I love it.

    Thanks for the hop.

    :) Gale

  16. Fantastic banner. Love everything about it.

  17. FANTASTIC job Jana!! Very pretty!!

  18. Jana this is just beautiful. I love using these carts as well. Just a tip on the rosettes GLUE DOTS! They are safer than hot glue and work fantastic!TFS, Mary M

  19. Jana, You did a Great job coloring the digi stamp! It is beautiful! I love your banner! I have never made rosettes but have been wanting to. Thanks for the tip about using a hot glue gun to make it easier and faster. I enjoyed stopping by and am now a follower of your blog. Thanks for sharing. Edwina brown

  20. Thank you for your kind words! I'm glad to be desiging with you. love your project, but the blog is awesome!! mine needs some work I think, anyway, great hop today!

  21. Miss Jana, I am thankful for the grace and mercy of our Savior. The banner is amazing and I never thought to use Elegant Edges to make banner pennants. Wonderful project! So happy to be in this hop with you.

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B

  22. Oh you made me laugh! I am determined to sit down in front of Youtube and teach myself to make these rosettes! So hot glue gun huh? Thanks for letting me know! lol! Wow your project is just beautiful, I LOVE it!

  23. Great job on your banner. I love the back ground papers and the rosettes giving the layers and texture. Your project came out fabulous.

  24. Love your banner, you done a fantastic job for a first timer on doing banners.
    thanks for sharing

  25. Ohhh -- I love your banner! It turned out so nice even though it took you 'hours', tee hee:-) I really love how each person wrote their 'thankful' on the leaves! I would like to make this:-)
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  26. I've never made a banner before, but I would love to try it one day! Great job on yours!


  27. Wow! Impressive! Your banner looks amazing, especially when I see the photo up close of the work that went into each letter. I love the idea of the leaves and each person including what they are thankful for.

  28. Sorry I missed the hop Jana :( Love your banner though, the pattern paper is great along with Jens digi that you colored oh so well! I love that you have the leaves for you family to write what they are thankful for, that's the best!
    Puppy Hugs,