Sunday, February 17, 2013

Valentines, Valentines and more Valentines!

Now that everyone has gotten their Valentine cards and gifts I can post what I made my grandchildren and great grandchildren. Enjoy!

This Sparkley Owl is for my Greatgrandson Brian.

 This is for my Granddaughter Sara and I made a smaller version for my Greatgranddaughter Izzy. Just forgot to take a picture before mailing.

Last but not least my Grandson James!

My daughters, son and granddaughter I had posted earlier.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my Valentines! If you want any information on them I will be more than happy to send it to you. Just email me at


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Thinking of You

Today I made two  Thinking of You cards one in Early Espresso and the other in Midnight Muse. Around here everyone liked the Midnight Muse one better. I was visiting Kay Katlhoff blog here and saw these cards and fell in love with them, and guess what I cased them.! Kay also has a step by step video if you would like to make some of your own. Thanks Kay for inspiring me to go outside my box.

Here is my card using Early Espresso

Here is the Front and inside of my card using Midnight Muse

Supplies I used for these cards:

Stamp Sets                        Thinking of You (Spring Mini), Word Play
Card Stock                        Very Vanilla, Daffodil Delight
Designer Series Paper       Tea for Two
Stampin Ink                        Midnight Muse, Early Espresso
Framelits                           Window Frames  Collection
Brads                                 Glimmer Brads (I used Pumpkin)

  1. I place one of the larger framelits on top of the Very Vanilla piece (51/4" x 4") and ran through my Big Shot to give the cut out,.
  2. Then I stamped the image on top and then I used the framelit that fit what I stamped and ran that through the Big Shot this way they fit into each other.
  3. You can see Kay's step by step video here, she explains it better than I do.
  4. I then cut the chevrons from the Tea for Two designers series paper and placed over the framelit.
  5. Next I placed the Brad at the top of my stamped image, then adhered that on top of the chevrons.  Very quick and easy card to do that makes a statement.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Designs by Jackie.  Let me know which one you like? Early Espresso or Midnight Muse?


Friday, February 15, 2013

Do You Know What is Coming In March!!

Yep! It's coming back! The Late Night Stampers Treasure Hunt!  Keep an eye out March 1st!

The LNS demonstrators are gathering their clues, updating their blogs, and getting prizes ready….. and once again, there will be a GRAND PRIZE of $150 in STAMPIN' UP! PRODUCT from our fearless leader Sherrill Graff! You can go to her blog here  or mine for more details.

So, just to refresh – on March 1st, look for my blog post that says 'Treasure Hunt'.  Find my clue (it'll be in that post), and then find 49 more clues from 49 other demo's blogs (there will be a new list of LNS blogs of participating demos for you to see), then you'll email me your completed list no later than May 12th to be entered for the Grand Prize! 

This year is going to be fun, so sharpen those pencils, gather your paper and get ready! More to come!


Butterflies in Flight

Today card is going to be one for my  daughter Shelly her birthday is right after Valentines and I wanted to make her card soft and girly. When I saw the new Butterfly punch in the Spring Mini, ideas start to form in my head.

Let's get started! Here is my card:

Here is the inside of the card:


Card Stock                       Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Stampin Ink                      Wisteria Wonder
Stamp Set                         Beautiful Birthday
Ribbon                              5/8" White Organza and Satin
Punch                                Bitty Punch (new from Spring Catalog)
Embossing Folder            Perfect Polka Dots
Tools                                Simply Scored, Big Shot Machine
Accessories                      Basic Pearls, Basic Rhinestones and Paper Lace Dollie


Cut a piece of Wisteria Wonder card stock 51/2" x 41/4" and score down the middle to make your base card.
Next I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 51/4" x 4" and then ran it through the Big Shot machine using Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.
Next I cut another piece of Wisteria Wonder 5" x 33/4" and then I scored it using Stampin Ups Simply Scored.
Next I adhered the pieces together
Then I cut another piece of Whisper White card stock and ran it through the Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.
Next I punched out several (5-6) butterflies using the new Bitty Butterfly punch found in the new Spring Mini. Attaching them to the top piece in a scatter format.
I cut a piece of White Organza Ribbon to make a bow and attached it to the pieces and then adhered them to the base card.
I added Pearls for some additional Bling!

Happy Birthday and I hope you love the card!

Thanks for stopping by and as usual comments are welcome. I just love reading them!


Monday, February 11, 2013

Sweet Heart Owls

I wanted to make and send some Valentine's to my children and their families and decided for my daughters these cute little owls. I saw them on Michelle Zindorf's web page and had to case them. So this is my version with drawing the tree and swings. Thanks Michelle for all your inspiration for making me think outside the box. I made them thinking of you and Valentine cards all rolled into one. Since they are out of state I thought they would love these.  Hope you like them!

Card Stock                   Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Lucky           
                                     Limeade,Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black
Stamp Set                     You are Loved
Ink                                Lucky Limeade, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Tempting Turquoise
Stampin Markers          Basic Black
Punch                           Owl Builder
Embossing Folder        Fan Fare
Other Tools                  Sponges, ruler, snail


First cut your base card out of Tempting Turquoise, 51/2" x 41/4"
Second Layer out Old Olive,  51/4" x 33/4"
Third layer out of Whisper White,  41/2" x 31/2"
Using the Owl Builder punch out owls out of Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Whisper White, Basic Black
Now take the Whisper White and use the Direct to Paper Technique (Take your ink pad and move across the card stock or sponge it) this will give the sky effect. You can see Michelle's tutorial here she shows how to do this step by step.
Next sponge each owl with Old Olive and Cajun Craze.
The vests one in lucky limeade and the other in Cajun Craze.
Assemble your Owls.
Then stamp or draw your tree limb.
Next using a ruler draw your swing.
Stamp your sentiment
Adhere your Owls and finish the inside of card.

I know it seems long, but it was worth it don't you think! Thanks for stopping by and there are a few more Valentine's coming.


Saturday, February 2, 2013

WOW! Check Out What is New This Month!

That's right come on in and check out the new Stamp Up Releases for February! They are awesome!  We start off with Best of set and a new Sent With Love Stamp Set with Designer Series Paper.

Let's Get Started:

Best Of Set For February
Just in time for Valentine's Day is the Best of Love collection! How perfect is that, whether you like to make Vintage cards, Valentine cards and the list goes on!

Down load Best of Love Flyer here.

As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, we're including a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.

Down load your collector card here

Now if missed January Best of Birthdays here it is the stamp set:

Down load Best of Birthdays Flyer here

I told you there was a lot going on in February. During this limited-time offer Stampin Up has a fabulous fun Stamp Set  Sent With Love and Designers Paper  you can purchase them separately or Bundle them together for a 20 percent discount! How awesome is that!

Here is the Sent With Love Stamp Set

Sent With Love Designer's Series Paper

Down load Flyer here

Now if that wasn't enough Stampin Up in addition, you may purchase the Sent with Love Digital Kit. Note, this is not included in the Bundle.

Now I am off to play with the Best of Birthdays stamp set I got from Mr Brown (aka UPS) yesterday.  I will be posting what I have come with very soon! February is another busy birthday month. Have a great weekend.

You can visit my store 24/7 here and check out all the new products. If you find something you just can't live without email me at


Friday, February 1, 2013

Birthday Wishes

Today I am posting a birthday card for my grandson James. I wanted to make a card that is just as unique as he is. I love making Vintage looking cards and this is my first try at one for a guy and the new stamp sets from the Spring Catalog and Sale-a-brations just fit right in.


Card Stock                       Crumb Cake, Indigo Island, Very Vanilla (inside)
Stamp Sets                        Hearts a Flutter, Feeling Sentimental, Beautiful Birthday
Framelit                            Hearts a Flutter
Designer Series Paper      Tea for Two
Stampin Ink                       Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Tools                                Gold Brads for some Bling! Big Shot Machine

  1. Made base card using Crumb Cake 51/2" x 41/4"
  2. Next layer was Indigo Island  51/4" x 4"
  3. Top layer 5" x 33/4" tore bottom.
  4. Next cut a strip of designer series paper (news paper ad)from Tea for Two 5" x 1" and tore bottom. edge and matched up to Crumb Cake top  and glued together.
  5. Sponged around the edges of the top layer with Cherry Cobbler. 
  6. Then I stamped the Telephone Booth in the lower right hand corner.
  7. Next I stamped the ribbons from Hearts a Flutter 1 with Cherry Cobbler other Indigo Island
  8. Then using the matching die cut from the framelits bundle thru my Big Shot machine.
  9. Next placed ribbons on the side added Gold Brads.
  10. Finally stamped celebrate in the middle with Cherry Cobbler.
  11. On the inside I stamped Happy Birthday onto Very Vanilla card stock with Early Espresso.
 I loved making this card it was quick, easy and turned out great. I believe my grandson will like it.

Thanks for stopping by and if you want more information about this card, Spring Mini or Sale-a-brations email me at


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