Showing posts from 2013

Stampin' Up! is having their annual Holiday sale!

Here's the items and the discounts. You must use the item numbers on this list to get the discount. Make sure you get your Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate and the FULL Marker Set on November 20th. These three items are only 30% off for one day! If you have any questions you can give me a call or email me. Jackie: 251-454-9545 or Also for local ladies, you can tell me what you want and I'll put it with my order. It will be shipped to me but I'll get with you to give you your order. Happy shopping!!

& PAGE ITEM DESCRIPTION CATALOG PRICE SALE PRICE 30% Off 24-Hour Sale: Wednesday, November 20 Only AC p. 176 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $29.95 $20.97 AC p. 178 125586 Simply Scored Diagonal Plate $11.95 $8.37 AC p. 163 131264 Many Marvelous Markers $109.95 $76.97 Holiday Sale: November 20-December 2, 2013
30% Off 24-Hour Sale: Wednesday, November 20 Only 20% Off HC p. 22 & 25 136531 Season of Style This and That Bundle […

Best of stamp sets! Perfect for Christmas time!

Best Of Snow Clear-Mount Stamp Set134387Price: $14.95Is it winter yet? Even if snow isn’t on the ground yet, you can still celebrate the first snows of winter with some of our favorite snow images from the past 25 years! With the Best of Snow set, you also get the never-before-seen Let it Snow image which coordinates perfectly with the Bracket Label Punch.

Best Of Christmas Clear-Mount Stamp Set134384Price: $14.95That's right; it's time to start thinking about Christmas again. Lucky for you, as part of our 25-year Anniversary celebration we've brought back three of our favorite images from Christmas past, and created a never-before-seen image that coordinates perfectly with the Christmas Ornament Punch.

Tag It bundles! Last day is November 19th!

Our two Tag It bundles include the tags, the ribbon, and the boxes to make your own pretty packages. Item Description Price Includes 135811 Holiday Tag It Decorative Box Bundle $19.95 Stamp a Tag Kit Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards) Decorative Window Gift Boxes (6 boxes) 135812 Holiday Tag It Extra-Large Box Bundle $18.95 Stamp a Tag Kit Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards) Extra-Large Gift Boxes (3 boxes)
The two Holiday Tag It Bundles are only available October 29 - November 19, 2013.

Place your order before it's too late.

My Digital Studio Sale!

Okay people, I have great news! The digital software is only $19.95. But you can buy some additional downloads for 30% and get 30% off on print products! Here's the list of the albums, tags and cards. Plus we are excited to announce our new My Digital Classes, available starting Tuesday, November 12. Learn more about our classes here.

We're having a giveaway on Facebook for a chance to win our next My Digital Class to help your customers share our excitement about these new classes. When people enter to win, they'll be hit with all our My Digital Class awesomeness and will get a preview of the classes that will be available for purchase. Those who enter will also get a customized link that they can share with others.

Everyone who enters has a chance to win our next My Digital Class, but those who share their customized link will get their name entered into the drawing one more time for every person t…

I'm back! Update on my life and the new Ornament Kit from Stampin Up!

It has been too long since I updated my blog. I guess I should explain what has been happening in my life. I found out in July that my brother was sick. Very sick. I was worried about him and whether I should fly out to see him and my family. September came and I found out he was in the hospital and they were giving him a year to live. I was waiting to hear more about his condition from family and then in October we found out he only had days to live. I was heartbroken. I was able to talk to my brother before he passed away on Oct. 11. He sounded like he was at peace and told me he was ready. I did fly out for the funeral and spent a week with family and reuniting with extended family as well. One of the highlights was meeting my great nephew for the first time. He is quite the handful but sooo cute. I was also able to attend my great nieces 10th birthday party. I really got to know her and her sister better and felt so blessed that I could be there. They are growing up too fast!

Now …

Get the Butterfly Bundle for 15% off!

If you haven't heard this bundle ends Sept. 30th. Save 15% now when you get both the stamp set and the punch. Add on the Elegant Butterfly Punch to be able to punch out both sizes of butterflies.

Here's a card I did at my hostess club meeting.

If you want to join my hostess club let me know. There's room for a few more. You get to be hostess once in the next 6 months, you get any products that you want up to $110 and you get six classes all for $21.95 a month. Send me an email if you are interested:

Thanks for looking!


Thank you card using Stampin Up table setting kit

Okay, I really like this kit. It's actually amazing. Because I can make cards, scrapbooks and display cards for food. But really what I love most about this kit is the paper bark. Love the texture of it.

Here's a card I made with it.

The leaves are already die cut for you. I think that houndstooth paper is perfect for fall. I did add some Pool Party Cardstock to this because I love the color combo. Plus our burlap ribbon is so easy to use on projects.

I'll post the scrapbook page I made later. I need to get some shut eye. Thanks for looking. If you have any questions let me know.

Oh and here's the item numbers to help you order the stuff you need.

133463    Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit
132140    1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon

Some Punch art: Monsters Inc.

Made this cute card for my friend's daughter. She had a Monsters Inc. Birthday Party. I thought it did come out good if I do say so myself.

I did have to do a little cutting with scissors to make the shape right. But for the most part I just used punches.

Oval punch, corner punch, circles, word window, heart punch, and of course did some sponging.

Thanks for looking!

Putting together stamps: tips and tricks

If you have gotten your order and realized that your stamps did not come put together for you for the first time you may be wondering how to put them together. Here's a great video of my daughter showing you some tricks to make it easier to put those stickers on our clear stamps.

Didn't you think she did a great job? Leave a comment for her to read. Thanks. I hope to make more videos in the future. Check back often. Jackie

Crop for the Cure in Daphne, AL

Did you just find out about the crop for a cure? There's still time to sign up. Need a registration form? Give me a call 251-454-9545 or email me at

Some of the door prizes are:

Stix gift card
Eastern Shore Lanes gift card
Kravers gift card
1 pound of Starbucks Coffee
Gigi's scrapbooking gift card
Moo Che Che Gift card
Scrapping Frenzy products
Scentsy Products
Creative Memories Products
Stampin' Up! Products
Close to my Heart Products
Pampered Chef products
Origami Owl products
paparazzi products
Fitness Family membership

And more to be announced. Only those registered for the crop can get door prizes.

If you want to do a little shopping but not scrapbook you can come and donate $5 at the door and support our many vendors that will be there.

Beauty Control
Kut it up
Ginnie's Angels
Scrapping Frenzy
Deb and Elyse
Close to My Heart
Creative Memories
Stampin' Up!
Origami Owl
Pampered Chef
MJ Creative
Scrap Happy

You can a…

Masculine Cards

Do you have a hard time coming up with masculine cards? Stampin' Up! has several sets that work great for guy cards.

Here's two cards I made using Stampin' Up!

Sets I used are Open Sea and By the Tide. I also used some embossing folders to make the wood piece and added bakers twine to give more dimension. Oh I really like the new chalk technique. Stamp on Basic Black cardstock with Whisper White ink. Smear a little across the cardstock and it looks like a chalk board. Email if you want to order the supplies to make this.

Father's Day Banner using Paper Pumpkin Kit

If you have signed up for Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! then you got the kit to make the journal.

Instead of a journal though I made a banner for Father's Day.

I die cut the letters from the chipboard cover and then embossed with Pool Party Embossing Powder. I also printed up a few pictures to add behind some of the thick stickers that come with the kit. Make sure you sign up for Paper Pumpkin so you don't miss out on more fun projects using the monthly kits. Each month is different. Thanks for looking. By the way, just entered this project to a new blog I found that's all about Paper Pumpkin ideas. Check it out by clicking the image below.

Wedding Card Pop Up Dress by Stampin' Up!

June is the month for weddings and I made this adorable card using the Pop Up Dress die by Stampin' Up!

I had to figure out how to add some designer paper to the background on the inside of the card so I turned it over and used a pencil to lightly emboss the lines where I would have to cut.

Then I added some darker cardstock (the new Baked Brown Sugar) for the table.

I wanted the dress to stand out so I covered it in ribbon and added some pearl accents. Find them on page 171 in the catalog. 119247   $4.95

I even decorated the front, keeping it simple so that the happy couple would be surprised by the inside.

If you have any questions let me know! Thanks for looking!

Today is the last day to order from the old Catalog!

Yes, retired items gone forever! Make sure you look at the catalog and get any of the last chance items!

Stampin' Up! online

You can also look at the new catalog online. Let me know if you want me to order for you.

Have you signed up for Paper Pumpkin yet? Here's the extra project I made for last month's kit. What do you think?

This coming Sunday is my next Hostess club class. You can still join! Earn hostess benefits and get free technique classes. Email me to learn how. Plus all my Paper Pumpkin customers get an extra bonus project using the kit.

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!

The date is set for Crop for a Cure!

July 27th, 8am-8pm on Saturday at Jubilee Baptist Church. There's more information on the tab above for Crop for a Cure. Let me know if you need a registration form.

This and That! Stampin' Up! has created a Smash Book and I love it!

Just when I was telling a friend that I wished Stampin' Up! had washi tape in our colors, and our patterns, they go and create this awesome smash book type product that includes washi tape. How lucky is that?

Here's the cute video Stampin' Up! made:

Item DescriptionPrice 131268 Epic Day This and That Journal $10.95 130814 Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper $10.95 130133 Remember This and That Rotary Stamp $5.95 131271 Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers $4.95 131269 Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape $4.95 133350 Epic Day This and That Bundle
Includes the five This and That products listed above. Only available in a bundle until April 30.

I'm hoping you'll want this as much as I do! Contact me today! ~Jackie $32.08
15% Off Retail Value!

Do you love fabric? It's on sale this week!

Check this out! 50% off Stampin' Up! fabric! Don't you just love to save money? I do. And I love how versatile the fat quarters are for making crafts. Here's a cute video by the home office.

Want to learn more about using fabric on projects? Contact me and we can get together and get creative.

Thanks for stopping by,


Pop Up Dress Birthday Card

My neighbor asked me to make a card for her friend today. She's turning 50 so of course it had to be something special. I asked her a few questions and if her friend likes blues or pinks or what. She didn't want a black and white card. Or over the hill. So I asked if pinks and spring colors would be good. She said yes.

At first I was thinking flowers but when I did a little research online I saw the Pop Up Dress framelets being used on a few birthday cards and they looked so pretty I thought, "That's It!"

Here's what I came up with.

Some of the paper is retired but I used More Amore Specialty DSP 129309 from the mini catalog along with the Artisan embellishment kit 129328.
 I cut out the dress form and then wrapped the ribbon around it and added one of the flowers from the flower trim ribbon. Love that stuff! I hope Stampin' Up! keeps it around. I use it a lot!
While outside watering some plants I notice my azalea bush. Just beautiful! The bees liked it t…

Easter Card and gifts using Stampin Up

I really like how these treats turned out.I used the two tags die for the base, punched a hole for the ribbon, attached some Designer Series Paper and then used a glue dot for the chocolate bunny. The stamp is an older stamp that retired but you could use any stamp you have that says Happy Easter.

I also used some of the new flower ribbon on these by cutting off one flower and attaching it with a glue dot.
Description: Vintage dimensional flowers on strips of tulle. Approx. 5/8" wide. 2 yds. Vanilla. 126869  6.95

You can even color the flowers if you want. Check out this video I found on YouTube. You can skip to minute 4 for the coloring process.

I also made this cute shaker card for my class last month. 

We used the shaker frames 124155 to make the frame around the bunny. The stamp set is: 

A Little Bit Of Spring Clear-Mount Stamp Set126011Price: $23.95

I may make a quick step by step for this card to post online. Let me know if you would like to see that. 

Thanks for visiting!


My Annie Sloan Cabinets

Did you get a chance to see my new cabinets? I used the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - Provence. I can show you step by step if you want. I just have been busy lately. I did use the dark wax and the clear wax on these.

I still need to add the knobs I got from Hobby Lobby. (I'll get to it soon.) I did have the counter cleared off so it was a perfect time to take a picture.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Watch Karen's Video on Stampin' Up! Pop Up Dress Die

They say a picture is worth a thousand words but what about a video? LOL. Here's Karen showing how to use the new dies from the Spring Catalog along with the stamp set All Dressed Up. Page 32.

Visit her blog to see more samples. The Queen of Hearts is to die for.

 Have a great day!


Easy Valentine Treats

I really love this time of year. Love is in the air and there's so many fun ideas to try with making Valentine's.

My girls and I make our Valentines every year and their classes are quite big. So whatever it is we make has to be EASY.

I came up with this cute treat holder.

This "box" is made with the two tags die 115954 21.95. You can even fold the cardstock in half and make two tags at once. I wouldn't do more than two layers since there's a score line and the thickness can make it cut instead of score.

Adhere the two tags together like this:

I used snail because it's quicker and it's for kids at school. (They may not keep this cute box forever. LOL).  But you could use sticky strip for a better hold.

Next you stamp the whale with Pool Party Ink, cut it out with the clearlet, draw cute eyelashes and a mouth, then add a bow with our bakers twine. I did sponge a little on the box and whale image.

How do you store your sponges? I use this glass jar for…

Masking Technique using By The Tide

Here's a step by step on making the By The Tide card. By The Tide stamp set: 129120

Start with two post it notes and tear them in half.

Attach them to the base (4" x 5 1/4")

Get all your stamps attached to the clear blocks. This saves you time later when you are stamping a bunch of these cards so you don't have to keep attaching and removing them from one block.

I love Stampin' Up! Ink Pads!!!

 Make sure you start with the lightest color first just in case the color doesn't dry before you stamp the next image.

 Leave your stamps on top of the ink pad so they are ready to use again and you won't get confused about which image is stamped with which color. I hate it when I accidentally stamp a dark color on a light color ink pad. Not pretty.

 After all the images are stamped you are ready for the next part. SPONGING! If you have been to one of my classes you know you will be sponging and you will have ink on your fingers. LOL.

 Apply the ink liberally alon…