Friday, December 27, 2013

my project


I finally uploaded my project for the Franck Cappuccino Zimski challenge (today's the last day to upload) so you can now vote for my will have to sign in to facebook to vote...see the photo below...the tab on the right...the 'head' click on that to sign in through facebook and here to vote!

To vote you just click the GLASAJ box...see's above my project on the left side. I appreciate your support...fingers crossed! :)

BTW I'm feeling better today....I had a very very high fever far no fever today...thank you to all who commented on my facebook, instagram....xoxo
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Monday, December 23, 2013

winner and Keks Made

Hello! Hope all is well! Thank you for all your birthday made my day that more special...and for playing along! So to announce the winner of my birthday giveaway....Random Org. says:

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Tapeva said...
Dear Jane, I would like to wish you Happy Birthday and (as well) Merry Christmas! Thank you for writng your blog, I enjoy reading it. Hope your B´day party is a success! Enjoy each of the days, whichever date or year it is. ;)

Congrats Tapeva!! Please email me with your address!

I came across Keks Made on facebook and I'm so happy I's awesome to meet crafters here in Croatia. She's got an awesome blog that will inspire you AND I wanted to share this awesome Christmas tags free printable she stinkin CUTE!!! I just sent my hubby a message to go and buy some ink for our printer....I'm neck deep in Christmas baking, cleaning so this will be a snap to print and cut out for presents!! Pop on over to her blog and grab these adorable tags for yourselves!Thanks Keks! :)

Have a great day! xo
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013



It's my birthday today...39! I'm not one of those who gets all stressed about getting older. I'm grateful for all 39 years..for my health and my family and their health. Anyways I wanted to celebrate with a little's little but from my heart. I'm giving away my Home Sweet Home stamp set (I hope you don't mind that it's a's perfect, nothing wrong with it...just no packaging) and two products I can't live without...especially during the colder months.

Here's a sorry a** selfie I tried to do (about two months ago)...I give up on those! But I thought it would be fun to write some facts about myself...

1. I was born in Dusseldorf, Germany, grew up in Canada and moved to Croatia when I finished highschool.

2. I panic!!! I'm panicky...just call me Mrs. Panic! My uncle, God bless him, always wanted me to be a flight attendant...can you picture that!!!! A little turbulance and the flight attendant is frozen with fear! :)

3. Out of the Friends cast Monica, Rachel and Phoebe I am most like Phoebe!

4. I wanted to be an actress when I was elementary school I was in so many plays and totally ROCKED it! LOL When I went to highschool I became very shy!

5. I taught English for a couple of years before I got married.

6. I talk to myself...or as I like to say it...'think out loud'! :)

There you go...nothing too exciting...hence the blog name plain jane! :) So if you'd like to participate in my giveaway which is open internationally please just leave me a comment and I'll announce the winner on Monday! xo
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Franck Cafe Zimski Cappuccino

Edit: I'm having problems uploading my soon as I do I will provide a link. :)


I am entering my project to the Franck Cafe Zimski Cappuccino competition....basically you're suppose to use the Cappuccino box and create a Christmas project...I'm all for recycling. I wanted to create something different...and when I saw this on Good Housekeeping I thought it was the perfect project! I basically drew the template myself (looking at the original) obviously a lot smaller than the original, traced it onto the cappuccino box and cut all my pieces out. I added some glitter on the antlers and made my wreath out of green cardstock. I really love how it turned's so much nicer in real life...the lighting is terrible (we've got some major fog here in's so dark outside).

I would really appreciate it if you would vote for my project...go here if you wish to do so. :)

If you have any questions on how I created this (the instruction on Good Housekeeping is pretty straight forward but if there's anything else you're curious about) please ask! P.S. I will add a Croatian text to this post soon. :)

Have a great day! xo
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Friday, December 13, 2013


Hello! Hope all is well!

I'm feeling better...still not 100% but much better! I've been working on lots of Christmas projects....all the Christmas cards I make I donate to raise money for those in need so no one ever gets cards from me! LOL I don't think they mind knowing 'their' card is helping someone in need! :)

Here's a peek at one of our new this background! :)

Hope you all have a lovely weekend! :)

p.s. the stamps I used are Jane's Doodles
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

free digital snowman


Hope all is well...I'm sick..sore throat and stuffy ears...not nose..ears!! What?!! Anyways it's been a while since I've offered a digital freebie so here it is!! :) Right click and save (for personal use). Enjoy! :)

Have a great day! xo
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Thursday, December 5, 2013

diy candy canes


I'm back with a candy canes! :) Warning...these are NOT the eating kind...unless you enjoy the taste of clay and glitter! :)

For my candy canes I used Fimo (polymer clay). It's quite simple...take equal parts red and white clay and roll into logs (trying to keep them even). Take your logs and twist them gently, then place them on your work surface and gently roll them together...then twist a bit and roll again. Shape them, cut off the ends and bake (I put them on aluminum foil to bake)! Once they have baked and cooled I like to add glitter...I prefer the chunky clear kind (looks like sugar) but I didn't have that on hand for this tutorial. Cover your candy canes with glitter glue (glossy accents works awesome) and coat with glitter, let dry! They look so yummy on my tree! :) And you can also adjust the size...they would make sweet embellishments for wrapping up presents or for your Christmas card.

Let me know if you have any questions! :) Have a great day! xo
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Monday, December 2, 2013

celebrate the season

Hello! I hope you all had a lovely weekend...we did! :)

I did a project with my toilet paper roll snowmen...Mia of coarse wanted a pink hat and scarf for her snowman (I crocheted the hats and scarves...I used the half double crochet stitch...pretty much winged it...if you'd like me to show you how I crocheted the hat and scarf just let me know!)...

I instagramed this one... I had the kids paint the rolls white, then they mod podged the rolls and covered them with white glitter. I made the noses out of polymer clay, found some twigs outside (poked holes and glued them in place)....and we just glued everything in place...they are very pleased with their snowmen! :)

Pop by the Jane's Doodles blog to check out my card for today's post...and a quick reminder that all our Christmas clear and digital stamps are on sale! :)

Have a great day! xo
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Citrus Ring Motif


I've been missing for a few days...just catching up...I feel like that's all I ever do is trying to keep up! lol Anyways...this morning I attempted to make a Citrus Ring Motif....I guess it's not too bad for my first try! :)

Have a great day! xo
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Monday, November 18, 2013

Send someone a heart attack


Have you sent someone a heart attack?? I got the idea from this pin. Check out my project over at the wonderful Do!ts is in Croatian but there's lots of pictures and it's pretty self explanitory! :)

Have a great day! xo
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Friday, November 15, 2013

Crochet Geek

Sharing another crochet project....learned how to make this eight petal flower can check out the video tutorial here. Not bad for my first time! :)

Have a great and creative weekend! xo
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Thursday, November 14, 2013

christmas cheer


It's my turn on the JD blog....pop on over there for more details on this card I created! :)

Have a great day! xo
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

crochet geek


I wanted to share a great youtube channel for crochet geeks like me! :) There's knitting too (another thing on my to do list...learn how to knit). Click here and check it out!I love's sooooooo relaxing for me...I usually do it early in the morning before the kids wake up and at night when the kids go to bed.

Give it a try! xo
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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Moxie Fab Thanks

Hello! Wow!!! I don't think there's ever been a blog hop like this one!!! should be coming from Els's blog...I hope you got your coffee, tea in my case milk and cookies with you because you're going to be hopping along like never before! LOL Anyways, I will miss your Moxie FABULOUSNESS Cath!!! Moxie Fab World was always part of my morning routine...get my daily dose of inspiration...I wish you all the best in whatever you do and I know whatever it will be MOXIE FAB at it!! XOXO

Hop on along to Stacy's blog!!
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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

crochet puffy heart


I wanted to share my first attempt at crocheting a puffy heart...I have to admit, not bad for my first time. I found this tutorial on youtube. I did make some adjustments (I doubled up on some of the rows). I wanted to give it a try...wouldn't they make adorable Christams tree ornaments!!

Have a great day! xoxo
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

marzipan pumpkins


I made marzipan pumpkins years back for one of my halloween parties. They just look so cute on top of cupcakes! :)

What you'll need is marzipan, food colouring, toothpick, a small bowl with some water and some powedered sugar. If you find the marzipan too sticky to work with then add some powdered sugar...also if the toothpick sticks to the marzipan wet it with some water.

I know it's common sense but I gotta say it...clean hands and clean work surface! :) Mix the marzipan and food colouring to get the colour you want and then roll into a ball. (here's a little tip: once rolled into balls put in the freezer for a few minutes and it'll be easier to work with and mold.)

Press the top of the ball just slightly and make a hole at the top with your toothpick. Then starting at the hole just gently run the toothpick along the side.

Roll a tiny piece of marzipan (I didn't have brown food colouring or any other colours for that matter so I just left it as is) and put into the hole.

You can make them a few days ahead of time, just keep them in an air tight container in the fridge...wouldn't they be perfect for Thanksgiving!! :)

Have a great day!! xo
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