Hi! I’m Jana!

I am a retired elementary teacher, and as they say, living the good life. Originally from Texas, I have lived in the Midwest (Northern Illinois) for over 40 years. My husband and I have 2 daughters and 3 grands. We enjoy traveling and hope to do even more when he retires.

I love to work on “real” art projects and am always learning new ideas from online courses, which yeah, I indulge in frequently. I love abstract painting, making cards and most recently, playing with alcohol inks. I also love to wine and dine and to travel. California is my favorite place to visit and I do so often. I have wonderful friends there and that’s where our youngest daughter lives.

After paper scrapping for years, I started digital scrapbooking back in 2007. “All I Really Need to Know” I learned in an online course for beginning digital scrappers, using the powerful Photoshop. I began with PS Elements but before too long, moved to the full version.

I am on several creative teams at Oscraps and have been with Vicki Robinson since 2017. I am also on the team at Designer Digitals.

Scrapping Details

  • Software: I use Photoshop CC 2019 on my iMac. My favorite things about PS have to be blending modes and brushes! It is rare to leave a layer untouched. I also enjoy creating art on my iPad Pro and I may or may not have a slight addiction to apps! So much fun!
  • Style: My style is basically contemporary but I enjoy a variety of styles. I don’t think I can narrow it down to just one. A lot of times, it depends on the variety of designer products I’m using. My main desire is to create something beautiful and pleasing to the eye.
  • Page Subjects: Most of my pages revolve around travel photos and our immediate family. I love flowers too, so I use a lot of botanical photos in my pages as well.



Forum/Gallery Names

  • Jana, janaholden or jlholden15

A Few of My Favorite pages using Vicki Robinson Designs Product