Thursday, July 28, 2011

My fabulous find today!!!

Here is Dawn Rapsas  blog she wanted a list of blogs that use SU products and I thought that was a great idea. If we add our names to the list and post on each others blog we can increase traffic to our own blogs.

So here are a few blogs for you to check out:

Lydia blog:
Anne's blog:
Tina W blog:
Linda C  blog
Krystal's blog:
Beth F  blog:

Angela S blog:
Kristy A blog:
Sue N blog:
Tonja R blog:

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Look what I did Iris Folding for Creative Sketches Challenge

This weeks challenge was something I never had seen or heard of Iris folding. Needless to say this challenge took me of my comfort zone. After searching the Internet and going over several patterns I chose a heart. Between the heat (no air) and my daughter going for surgery I manage to get this done. I do like making these, but I believe practice makes perfect. So you may see more in the future.

Here is my card:

Supplies needed:
3 pieces 6 x 6 of card stock or dsp or you can mix them
Scotch tape
adhesive (I used my Su snail)
I made mine from a pattern that I found on  There are lots of patterns out there but since I had never made before I also wanted instructions. Theirs are easy to follow and very clear.
I hope you  enjoyed my attempt at Iris folding and feel free to let me know what you think? I love comments.

If you would like to play along with us go to:  and submit your card by clicking on linky tools. I will be waiting to see what you come up with.

Monday, July 11, 2011


I just found out I won this awesome cardholder from Carey at  I loved her card holder collection and I can't wait to get mine.

This weekends Blog Hop was awesome and I learned a lot. Can't wait to go back and check out the tutorials

As I promised: Bottle cap Magnets and Gift Set

Here is my tutorial that I promised from this weekends VC Rocks Blog Hop.  I hope you enjoy and have fun making your own.

Supplies I used:

Cardstock: Island Indigo, Pool Party all from the New 2011-2012 Catalog
DSP: Paisley Petals ( from the new 2011-2012 Catalog)
Punches: 2-3/8 Scallop Circle, 1-3/4 Circle, 1-3/8 Circle, 1” Circle, ¾ “and the
New Lace Ribbon Border Punch (from the new 2011-2012 catalog)
Ribbon: Whisper White Satin Ribbon (inked to match using pool party)
Accessories: see through tin, bottle caps, magnets, Crystal Effects and Rhinestones

Assemble each magnet. The punched out circles from dsp, or anything you stamp. (On mine I punched out the images of the flowers and leaves from the new DSP Paisley Petals for the end magnets and stamped and colored the center one).

Adhere the punched piece into the bottle cap (with Snail Adhesive or Sticky Strip) just to hold it in place.  (Note: It is important that the piece is secure because when the Crystal Effects is poured in, the piece will "float" otherwise.)

Pour Crystal Effects into the bottle cap on top of the image.

Allow the pieces to to dryabout ten minutes or until it's beginning to appear clear. Then apply a Rhinestone to the piece. Literally "drop" it onto the Crystal Effects so that it doesn't sink or get covered up by the liquid.

Allow the bottlecaps to dry at least overnight and be sure that they are placed on a level surface so the liquid dries evenly.

Inside directions:

Cut the strips of cardstock and DSP to go inside the tin. Bottom layer is 5-1/4 x 3-1/2,  for the next layer I used the reverse side of the DSP and cut it 5-1/4 x 1-1/4. I adhered the pieces together, then I rounded the edges of the bottom piece and glued it to the bottom of my tin.

Then I cut 2 pieces 1-1/4 X 5-1/4 one of cardstock and one of DSP for the belly bands. Then I ran the cardstock thru our new Ribbon Lace Border punch. Coolist punch ever!! I love the lacey look.

This is what they look like after glued together along with the scallop and circle tag.

Once completely dry, adhere the magnet onto the back of the cap.

Crystal Effects works for this but be sure to let it dry completely once again. But any adhesive will do as long as it is completely dry.

After the bottlecaps and tags are dry, assemble. Put the magnets inside and line up on strip. They will stick to the tin because of the magnets.

Then I closed lid,  flipped the tin over and added belly band and tag.

I finished the tin by adding a Ribbon bow.

I hope you enjoyed my verison of Carla Brasher's gift tin.  If you have any questions or need any additional information, please don't hesitate to contact me!

Jackie Watson

Saturday, July 9, 2011

VC Rocks July Blog Hop

Thank you for visiting my blog and joining us for a weekend of amazing blog hopping. You won’t be disappointed. The hop officially kicks off at 10AM Eastern/9AM Central, 8AM Mountain, 7AM Pacific on Saturday and will run through the weekend.  If you are following the Blog Hop, and you just came from the fabulous Elizabeth Harris' blog,  then you are in the right place. 

If you have just joined us or got lost along the way you can start over at the beginning here.

This month's  theme is Anything but a Card, now that can be anything from a box, basket , business card holders or  jewelry -- the list is endless.  For my project I chose to do this gift tin, I saw one just like it on  Carla Brasher blog. I liked it so much I decided to cas it. 

I moved this summer and my neighbor has been such a great help to me and my family and she has never asked for a thing in return, so I thought why not make something for her as a gift and show it here on the blog hop.

Supplies I used:

Card stock: Island Indigo, Pool Party all from the New 2011-2012 Catalog
DSP: Paisley Petals ( from the new 2011-2012 Catalog)
Punches: 2-3/8 Scallop Circle, 1-3/4 Circle, 1-3/8 Circle, 1” Circle, ¾ “and the
New Lace Ribbon Border Punch (from the new 2011-2012 catalog)
Ribbon: Whisper White Satin Ribbon (inked to match using Pool Party)
Accessories: see through tin, bottle caps, magnets, Snail Adhesive, Crystal Effects and Basic Rhinestones

I hope you have enjoyed the projects I made for you today. For anyone interested in how I made this tin I will be posting the tutorial on Monday night or Tuesday morning. The tutorial is so long, I thought I would post it separate

And, as you leave my blog, please hop on over to the fantastic blog of Marisol Gutierrez.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Earn a FREE Exclusive Christmas Keepsake Project Kit!

Everything is more fun when you are surrounded by great friends! Stamping is no exception--it's an art,  a creative outlet, and a fun way to bring people together.
Now, it's easier than ever to participate in our +One Campaign and get friends stamping with you because you will get a free Christmas Keepsake Box project kit--a $40 value--to work on.

If you join my team before the end of July, your exciting project kit will arrive with your first demonstrator order in August. Imagine an afternoon spent chatting  with friends while creating something beautiful--isn't that what Stampin' Up! is all about?    
 This limited-time $99 Starter Kit--valued at more than $180-is full of product favorites, including items from the brand-new Idea Book & Catalog.

This project kit isn't offered anywhere else, so be sure to take advantage of this special offer. Look at all the benefits of being a Stampin Up demonstrator:

•A 20 percent product discount!
•A free monthly issue of Stampin' Success, Stampin' Up!'s demonstrator-only magazine!
•Sneak peeks at brand-new products!
•Invitations to exclusive Stampin' Up! events!
•Regular get-togethers to stamp!       
•Free access to a community of 30,000+ crafters/stampers and creative artists, as well as 160,000+ project samples!

In addition, you  will be eligible for TWO FREE months of Demonstrator Business Web Services (DBWS)--including your own business website and Online Store, access to a blog, calendar, a monthly e-newsletter, project gallery, and e-cards--if you sign up within 21 days of becoming a demonstrator.

The Christmas Keepsake Box Project Kit--a $40 value--contains the following products (quantities are 1 unless otherwise noted):

  •  Pines & Poinsettias (wood mounted)
  • Keepsake box
  • Scallop borders (cut from Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die) 
  • First Edition Designer Series Paper (3)
  • Holly Berry Designer Series Paper (6)
  • First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper strip (2)
  • Holly Berry Designer Series Paper piece*
  • Real Red Top Note (cut from Top Note Bigz Die)
  • Real Red Decorative Label (cut from Matchbook Bigz XL Die)
  • Wild Wasabi Card Stock strips (3)
  • Naturals Ivory Card Stock piece
  • Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Fabric*
  • Real Red 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim
  • Linen Thread
  • Champagne Fine Galxy Stampin' Glitter
  • Vanilla Pearl 1/2" Simply Adorned Bauble
  • Pearl Basic Jewels (1 pkg.)
  • Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Buttons (Large Wild Wasabi, Small Real Red)
  • Mini Vintage Tags
Additional Supplies Needed:

•Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker
•Real Red Stampin' Write Marker
•Wild Wasabi Stampin' Write Marker
•3/16" Corner Punch
•Scallop Circle Punch
•Paper Cutter
•Paper Snips
•Glue gun

 Learn more about all the exciting July offers go to my website at
I would be excited about having you on my team, contact me at or my website.

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