Saturday, June 30, 2012

Heart with Wings

Hi Everyone, here today to share some inspiration with Stamp N Plus 
wonderful stamps!!

Before I move on to my inspiration, I do want to remind everyone to 
join our Monthly Blog Hop (here), lots of fabulous inspiration from the design team using our monthly stamp Tree Frog!!
One lucky winner will win their choice of two stamps from the Stamp N Plus store!!!
Plus there is blog candy among the hop from some of the team members!!

Today I am sharing a sentiment Heart with Wings X1305. I used it as my focal point 
stamped in Stazon Timber Brown onto white card stock.
My papers are from Bo-Bunny Abbey Road Vine, layered with brown card stock.
Butterflys were doubled using a Martha Stewart punch then finished with tiny green jewels.
Lacy square and Lacy circle dies. Matching pearls for my finish touch were created by coloring with my Copic E29 ( did you know that you could match your pearls by coloring with Copic? Easy peasy and a perfect match!)

Thanks for visiting today, our new monthly challenge will be posted on Tuesday July 3rd
so hope you will come back and join us!!

Do what you love to do - be creative!!!


Friday, June 29, 2012

Stamp N Plus Blog Hop

Edited: July 2nd Winner of My blog candy is Ashley!!

Congratulations, sending you an email for contact information!!
Thank you to everyone who visited and left so many sweet comments!!

Welcome to StampNPlus Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!

If  you were sent over for a visit by the lovely Paulette then you are exctly where you are meant to be. If you just happen to be visiting then you will want to join us for our blog hop by starting at Stamp N Plus for the beginning of this fabulous hop!

You definitely will want to hop along with us, for a chance to WIN Two Stamp of your choice !!!

Our monthly stamp is Tree Frog  F1273  he can be found in the Marine Life section in the Stamp N Plus store 
sentiment is from the Note- ables set SAS511

I had fun matching him up to some fun bright papers from my stash!
He was colored with Copic - Frog YG03, YG11 YG01, Tree branch- E23,25,31,33
Sky- BG10,BG70

*Note: If you Purchase this Stamp of the Month and use it in our Anything Goes Challenge (which starts this coming Tuesday, July 2nd)
We will Give you Next Month's Stamp
(Dreamer J882) for 50% OFF!!

I am the newest member to the Stamp N Plus design team, I truly am enjoying creating with rubber stamps!  Stamp N Plus stamps come mounted or unmounted, I love the unmounted stamps I have received so far, they are of high quality red rubber and ink up very clear and crisp!!

 A little something about myself - I have an addiction!!
Yes I am addicted to beautiful ribbon and would love to share 
some of my pretty ribbons with someone!!

All you have to do is leave me a comment (include your email) and if you are not a follower I would love for you to become one if you like!!

I will pick a lucky winner on Monday July 2nd to win the above 
13 bundles of 3 yards each of beautiful ribbon!

We would love for you to become a follower of Stamp N Plus!
Each day Stamp N PLus's post is filled with  fabulous inspiration created 
with Stamp N Plus wonderful stamps by a team member! 

**There is Blog Candy for our hop today! 
-To win please comment on ALL DESIGN TEAM BLOGS!!

Now it's time to visit the lovely Cindy

If you get lost along the hop here is the complete line up:
Jackie- you are here!

Do what you love, be creative!
Hugs’ Jacki 


Thursday, June 28, 2012

Digital Delights Showcase

Hi Everyone, 

It's showcase Thursday at Digital Delights 

               Today I am sharing  some inspiration using one of  the sweet digital stamps that you can find in Digital Delights                                                    store.

Meet Gemma the Giraffe! I thought she would make a sweet  Welcome New Baby Girl card.
I paired her up with some older designer paper I had in my supplies along with the sweet Baby Girl  sentiment 

Be sure to swing over to the Digital Delights blog to see more of this month's 
wonderful images the team is sharing!!

                                     Crafty Hugs’ Jacki 

Camping Under the Trees

Happy Thursday to everyone!! 

Today begins a new Pretty Palette challenge for My Time Made Easy, 
This week we have another beautiful palette 
One I am sure you will enjoy creating with as much as I did.

Here is what I created using these fun colors together!

I colored up this cute camper, clouds and sentiment from the Happy Camping digital set.
For the clouds I reduce the size then hand cut them, embossed using a Cuttlebug folder then distress with Sky Blue ink.

Papers, buttons and twine are from my supplies!

Thanks for visiting, please take a minute and check out all the wonderful cards
the MTME Pretty Palette team is sharing today, we would love to have you join us!

Crafty Hugs’ Jacki

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Fishy Wishes!

Hi everyone, happy middle of the week!!

Today I am sharing my inspiration card for Whimsy Stamps Inspirational Challenge.
Our theme this week was picked by Tammy 
and she wants to see "Anything But a Square"

Oh sorry, forgot to mention you might need your sunglasses for this one!! *LOL*
Yes lots of bright colors today, but hey I just couldn't resist with this sweet little fishy's from 
Crissy's Gertie Fish 

Don't forget! You don't have to use a whimsy image. It would be great if you did though, and it doesn't have to be a card. We welcome all paper projects.

Our Prize this week is

Dont' forget also...As well as a random winner being chosen each challenge one lucky player who has used a Whimsy Stamps image (rubber or digital) will have the opportunity to be a guest designer for a future challenge.

                                                    Card Recipe:
                                       Digital Image-  Gertie Fish
Color Medium- Copic 
Design Paper - Paper Studio
Tools - MS Fern punch, Diamond Glaze
Embellishments- Prima Flowers, Dew Drops 

Crafty Hugs’ Jacki 


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Butterfly Kisses

Good Morning and a Happy Tuesday

Today I am sharing my DT card for this week's challenge at Sweet Stamps 
Our theme for this week's challenge is 
Patriotic or Summer Card 

Each week Sweet Stamps has a new challenge and although you are not required to use a Sweet Stamp, if you have some we would love for you to use them and you will receive a second entry into our draw.

Our prize each week to one lucky winner is a $20.00 gift certificate to Sweet Stamp Store for use on any of our lovely rubber stamps.

I went with a summer card, as I have had this stamp since when I joined 
Sweet Stamps and sadly it had not seen any type of ink (insert sad face).
It was perfect for a summer card so  I inked her up with Tuxedo Memento Black ink 
on white card stock, a beautiful fun stamp called Nancy in the Grass. She is colored in Copic  I used Copic Blending Set - Seaside for dress, and Blending Set Spring Leaf . Papers are from Bo Bunny Welcome Home Collection 6x6 pad , for the flowers I stamped 3D Flower set #2 with Tuxedo Memento Black onto the same Bo-Bunny papers, then hand cut out, layered and added a pearl using Viva Decor Pearl Pen  Cream, Butterfly were created using Cheery Lynn Designs Mini Exotic Butterfly dies, for the sentiment I used Butterfly Kisses 

Be sure to visit Sweet Stamps blog and see what the rest of the team has created for you.   And please join in on the fun!! 

Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie  *  Dawn B  *  Dawn L  *
*  Jacqueline  *  Jacki  (you are here) *  Jenn  *  Joni  *
*  Kendra  *  Linda  *  Nazeema "Calypso"  *
*  Shelly  *  Tamara  * Sandy * Stacey *

Crafty Hugs’ Jacki


Monday, June 25, 2012

Just a Wish!

Hi, today's card is for the new challenge at Love to Create Challenge blog 
this week's theme is everyone's favorite 
So I hope to see some of my friends joining us this week

 I love Krista's Saturated Canary sweet images with their spunk and sweet details with these adorable girls!
Of course she was colored with Copic and then paired with a few pretty papers from Basic Grey Sweet Threads 6x6 pad. My Banner Flag were made using a Whimsy Stamps die.Also used MS border punch, Prima flowers, PTI Blush ribbon and button, The Twinery twine.

Inspiring Challenges to be entered
Corrosive Challenge - summertime girls
Great Impressions- punches and dies 
2 Sisters - anything goes 
Send A Smile 4 kids - Birthday fun 
Drunken Stampers - Color challenge 
Cardmadfairy Digi Days - Girly
Bunny Zoe - Girls Girls Girls 
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - anything goes any artist

Crafty Hugs’ Jacki

Saturday, June 23, 2012

I am Over the Moon for You

Hi, hope you are having a great start to your weekend,

Here's a cute card I made for my Guest Designer spot with Craft Your Days Away Challenge #48
Their theme for this challenge is Teddy Bears, 
sweet, cute, cuddly Teddy Bears.

For my card I used the ever so sweet Barry Bear from Stamp Fairy!
Stamp Fairy stamps is this week's sponsor, perfect shop to find all the cute and cuddly Teddy Bears!!

I used Barry Moon  who is colored using Copic and then
added lots of fine clear glitter and a bit of Waterfall Stickles for his wings.
Such a cute image for a new baby card, baptism or even for a 1st Birthday.

For the inside I glittered up the free image offered with the Barry Moon collection 

Thanks for visiting, be sure to check out all the wonderful images 
Stamp Fairy has to offer

Crafty Hugs’ Jacki

Gift Card Set with Mini Pizza Box

I have a fun project to share today featuring  a yummy stamp called Blueberry Pie Slice from
 Stamp N Plus stamps (you can find it in the Kitchen Craft section)

I created a Mini Pizza box to hold some 3.5 x 3.5 cards 
for a cute gift card box.

Using my SCOR-PAL (inches) board and tool I created a mini pizza box 
by scoring a 6 x11 piece of DCWV card stock from the Le Tres Chic line
at 1 inches on all four sides, cutting along the top, bottom and middle to create my side tabs, I then folded into my box, adhering my side tabs.
The mini Pizza Box was then decorated using paper from DCWV Chateau Lavender stack. Spellbinders Lacy Square dies, a scalloped circle die to mat my stamped image of Stamp N Plus Blueberry Pie Slice.

Here you can see the mini pizza box holds 6 cards and 6 envelopes
(4 x 4 envelopes were made from yellow card stock)

Each card was created to match the mini pizza box using the a smaller 
Lacy square die, along with the stamped image matted onto a scalloped circle
Image was colored with Copic YR30, Y21, BG 70, B000, B02, E23,E25 and then highlighted with BG10
I then covered the white topping with STAMP N PLUS fine clear glitter and added a touch of 
Stickles Star Dust to the Frosting Crowns for added bling

Be sure to stop by Stamp N Plus blog each day for inspiration from the design team

Crafty Hugs’ Jacki


Monday, June 18, 2012

Summer Time Fun!

Happy Monday - Hope everyone had a great weekend!! 
Mine was very exciting my oldest friend is visiting her daughter in Tennessee and they drove up for a visit on Saturday, such a nice surprise and fun times just relaxing and catching up on the years since we seen each other. Then yesterday we went over to son and daughter in laws for a family get together for Father's Day!! Awesome dinner with steaks on the grill, corn on cob and Caesar Salad. I definitely ate way too much. I am starting to feel a bit better but still have a ways to go - realizing this wasn't a piece of cake surgery (might have something to do with my age???) but think I am on the road to mending!! Seeing the surgeon this morning so hopefully he will agree!!

So today I am sharing my DT project for Love to Create Challenge
Our sponsors this week are Robyn's Fetish and Digi Darla Designs.

Our theme this week is Summer Time Fun

I created my card with a Digi Darla Design image "Little Boy with Flowers"
Such a sweet image and so fun to color!! This reminds me of my precious 2 1/2 year old little guy he loves to pick flowers and share them, along with picking the buds so he can break them open
to get the seeds inside to plant more!! So needless to say our plants have fewer flowers this year but lots of seeds planted for next year LOL!!

Take a minute to swing over to Love to Create Challenge
the team is sharing some amazing cards this week!!

Thanks for stopping by....

Inspiring Challenges to be entered
Great Impression - Die cuts or punches 
Sentimental Sundays - sentiment, summer fun 
2 Sisters - stripes and/or plaid 
Craft Your Days Away - Bingo (button, ribbon, diecut)
Fussy & Fancy - boy attitude 

Crafty Hugs’ Jacki 


Saturday, June 16, 2012

Parrot Love

Happy day to everyone -  
Today I am sharing a card with you, showcasing a beautiful stamp from

This beautiful stamp is called Parrot Love J1253
you can find it in the store under the Africa & Asian collection

For my card I stamped my image with Memento Black Tuxedo ink onto solar white card stock, Colored the image with Copic and then die cut using a medium circle die. Added some paper piercing around the image with a paper piercing tool. Designer papers are from G.C.D. Christmas collection called Flower Pop. For my embellishment I used heart punches and sheer flowers with a decorative pearl brad. Sentiment was computer generated. I added a little bit of Stickles Star Dust to the birds for a bit of shimmer within their feathers.

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by to visit!!

Crafty Hugs’ Jacki 


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Summer is Here, Let's Party!!!

Good Morning Crafty friends, 

Summer is right around the corner and it's time to get on with the party!! Today's card is one from Digital Delights new June release and this little guy is ready to throw a few back and move like jagger!!

Oh, yeah

Just shoot for the stars
If it feels right
And aim for my heart
If you feel like
And take me away and make it OK
I swear I'll behave

All the moves like Jagger
I've got the moves like Jagger
I've got the moves like Jagger

Meet Pauly in Paradise from Digital Delights, he's all decked out for 
your summer gigs and ready to get the party started!!
He's colored up with Copics, papers are from DCWV Summer Glitter pack
Both sentiments are from the Luau sentiment set 

Looking for a great sale - then check out Wendy's Father's Day Sale 

Take a minute and check out Digital Delights blog today 
for some spectacular cards being shared by the design team 

Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a wonderful crafty day!

Inspiring challenges 
Divas By Design - Summer theme
Fresh Brewed - anything goes 
Creative Card Crew - song inspired "Moves like Jagger"
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations- Celebration 
Paper and Such Design - Our feathered friends 

Crafty Hugs’ Jacki

Thanks for the Ride!

hello, Happy Thursday to everyone!! 

Today begins a new Pretty Palette challenge for My Time Made Easy, as well as our new day to share our challenge with you!! We now will be a 2 week challenge giving everyone a few extra days to play along. So I hope to see a few of my crafty friends joining us for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate for the My Time Made Easy store 

Here is our Pretty Palette for this week's challenge

Another beautiful palette using some fab colors for a masculine card

I love the new digital collection "Dad's Day to Relax" it comes with 16 fun and punny images perfect for any man in your life young or old!!
I chose this great image of a Beetle Bug with the coordinating sentiment!
As you can see this is a great image for any age and the sentiment is perfect for those thank you cards we so often need!! 
I colored up the image with Copic B32 and B41 for the body and used C5 for the tires.
My layout was inspired by this sketch from "I heart Sketches" sfytt June 

Other inspiring challenges to be entered 
LEJ Designs - Male projects 
Party Time Tuesday - All things mechanical 
Digi Darla - Special man in your life 
Tammy Scrapin Corner - for the boys 

Thanks for visiting, please take a minute and check out all the wonderful cards
the MTME Pretty Palette team is sharing today, we would love to have you join us!

Crafty Hugs’ Jacki

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Happy Graduation

Hello Crafty friends, Happy Hump Day to all!!
It's time to share a new challenge with you for  Whimsy Inspiration Challenge Blog , along with some exciting news on a fabulous summer sale going on right now.

Here is my inspiration card for our Button & Bows theme challenge #43
that you will find over on our challenge blog 

For my card I colored up this adorable Graduation Teddy by Kathryn from Stamped Art called 
"Little Bear Graduation" 

I paired this adorable image with some MME Lost & Found papers, my layout was inspired by this week's sketch at Sketch Saturday. My little postage stamp is from Whimsy Stamps Birthday Postage Stamp set - which I added my button on top of, ribbon from PTI and Prima rose buds with MS fern leaf punch.

We hope you will join us this week for our
 Button & Bows challenge 
You don't have to use a whimsy image,It would be great if you did though,and it doesn't have to be a card, we welcome all paper projects,

Dont' forget also...As well as a random winner being chosen each challenge one lucky player who has used a Whimsy Stamps image (rubber or digital) will have the opportunity to be a guest designer for a future challenge.If you have used a whimsy Image and would like to be a future guest please add GDT to your name when entering, The guest designer will be able to choose a digi stamp of their choice from the store to create their guest card too!

A little message from Denise owner of Whimsy Stamps

We hope you are doing well and getting to enjoy some crafting time. With summer just around the corner here and school winding down for another year, we thought it was time for a Whimsy Stamps sale. 

To celebrate the start of the Summer season, we are holding a Summer Kick Off Sale! For three days only - this Tuesday, June 12th through Thursday, June 14th we will have digital stamps and rubber stamps marked down throughout the store! There are no coupons necessary. Sale is good for in stock merchandise only, while supplies last.  

50% off on all digital stamps- excludes custom digital orders

25% off on all rubber stamps - excludes custom orders

Stay tuned for our June rubber stamp and die release next week - the fun begins on Wednesday, June 20th!

Until next time, happy crafting from your friends at Whimsy Stamps!"

Thanks for visiting, be sure to check out all the wonderful cards the Design Team is sharing on our Inspiration challenge blog and don't forget to link up your card/project to our link, as we love to see your creations!!

Inspiring challenges to be entered
Fresh Brewed - anything goes
Inky Impressions - celebration
Just Keep on Creating - anything goes 
Paper Shelter - anything goes
Scrapalicious USA - Graduation

Crafty Hugs’ Jacki