Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Studio Calico

This is where I spend my money lately....

Studio Calico has the best products and an amazing community.  Its become a second home for me.  Check out the monthly kits - scrap & card.  
Here's a page I did recently - the red & white patterened paper was a favorite:

That was my 9 year olds first time ordering all by himself at the deli counter in our grocery store.  He felt so proud - it was very sweet :*)  Here are a couple of close ups of the detail:

Friday, September 2, 2011

Holiday Mini Catalog

The Holiday Mini Catalog is finally available to view online!   Its really stunning and the products are even more beautiful in person.   Here is a direct link for you to browse:  Holiday Mini Catalog

On a more personal note, we are still without power since last Sunday and do not know when it will be restored.   We are so thankful that we did not have any damage to our home or property and that we are all together, safe & healthy.  Thanks for stopping by ~ Jacki

Monday, August 22, 2011

Happy Birthday Sean!

As soon as I checked out the new Idea Book & Catalog I knew that the new pennant punch would be one of the first things I ordered . I couldn't wait to create with it and I love how easy it makes a project look so good! One of my resolutions this new catalog year is to use up a lot of my designer series paper before I can buy more so this punch helps with that. This card is for a very special boy, my nephew Sean. Sean recently turned 13 and because he is so dear to me :-) I wanted to make a bright, fun card which would represent the bright, fun teen that he is. The punch is cool - it punches out two pieces and you layer them together. I used Stampin' Dimensionals to pop the top piece up and then used some white bakers twine to 'string' them together. The twine is hung in eyelets, which are retired. The "party this way" is from the stamp set with the same name, Party This Way. It has five stamps in total and one is a pennant stamp that coordinates with the pennant punch! I love when stamps have punches that work with them. I didn't use it on this card but will soon on another and will show it in the near for it ; )

If you see anything that you'd like to purchase, please visit my online store or email me anytime!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Stamping 411

I think this is one of the first times I've done a Stampin 411 Sketch Challenge although I always check them out and love the sketches. This was fun for me because my friend, Lisa, came over to stamp and we made the card together. So what if it took us almost two hours! We talked a lot and had some interruptions, um I mean visits from my children which made it stretch a bit longer than it might have but we both loved the finished product and had a good time too! Here's the Stamping 411 sketch challenge:

Here's our card:
The card base is Elegant Eggplant. The next layer is Whisper White stamped with a retired background stamp, Bella Toile, using Wisteria Wonder ink. Lucky Limeade is the top layer and we ran it through the Big Shot using the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. The flower stamp is sold as a single stamp in the catalog, Triple Treat Flower. The really cool thing about this stamp is that not only is it very affordable at $8.95, but you can punch it out using three different punches for a colorful, dimensional look. It uses the Fancy Flower Punch, the 5-Petal Flower Punch and the 1/2" Circle Punch. Then we put on some of the new 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon in Wisteria Wonder and sprinkled on some Adhesive back pearls for a little added touch. If you see any products used on this card that you'd like to have, you can purchase any of them through my online store.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch On Monday

I decided to use some of my free time this weekend trying my hand at a couple of card challenges. This card challenge is Sweet Sunday Sketch and although its a longer, more narrow card, I did the standard size so I could actually use it to send to someone in a standard envelope : ) The best part of this card is that I was able to use some paper scraps that I saved for future projects. I love when that happens! The Designer Series Paper (which is retired) needed some pink in it to match the colors I chose for the card so I just grabbed a Pretty In Pink marker and randomly colored in some of the circles. Custom DSP! How fun is that?! (We stampers get a tad excited about these things sometimes!)

Have a great day! ~ Jacki

Supplies Used
Stamps: Touch of Kindness
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Pretty In Pink & retired DSP
Ink: Crumb Cake, Pretty In Pink, Bashful Blue, Marina Mist
Accessories: Scallop Border Trim Die Cut, Circle Punch & Taffeta Ribbon

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Buy 3 Get 1 Free Promotion

Dates: August 1-31, 2011

Promotion Details: During August get a FREE package of Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper when you buy three! Now's the time to stock up on all their favorites, includes brand-new designs from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog and 2011 Summer Mini Catalog.

Things to Remember

Download the promotional flyer
Orders may be placed via a workshop, online or by contacting me directly.
There is no limit to the number of free packages of Designer Series Paper you can earn.
Specialty Designer Series Paper and Hostess Designer Series Paper are not part of this promotion.
Ordering deadline is Wednesday, August 31, 2011; 11:50 PM (MT) 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Love & Sympathy

Sometimes theres a need for a sympathy card and although its a sad time for the recipient, it makes me feel much more satisfied to actually make one with my own hands then purchase one. I feel like I am doing just a little more for the person and a little piece of me is given with it. Unfortunately, I've had to make a bunch of them lately and although I have other stamps that could do the job, I really was struck by this new set in the current Idea Book & Catalog. Here's the card with the envelope that I also stamped.

Here's the inside of the card. The sentiment is the reason I wanted this stamp set. Its so beautiful and says what we want to say so much more eloquently when someone has lost a loved one.
Stamps: Love & Refuge

Paper: Old Olive, Marina Mist, Whisper White & Old Olive Designer Series Paper

Ink: Old Olive & Marina Mist

Accesories: Large Oval, Corner & Scallop Edge Border Punches

Monday, July 18, 2011

Friends, Fun, and Fabulous Products!

During July, you can join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator for only $99! This limited time Starter Kit--valued at $185--comes with the following high-quality products:

• Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*
• Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*
• Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
• Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
• Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
• Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
• Brights 8-1/2" x 11" Assorted Card Stock
• Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*
• Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*
• Note Cards (20)
• Clear-Mount Block C
• Blender Pen (1)
• SNAIL Adhesive
• Business supplies Plus, join in July and get a FREE Christmas Keepsake project kit--a $40 value! Imagine an afternoon spent chatting with friends while creating something beautiful--isn't that what Stampin' Up! is all about? But act now because this special kit is only available as part of this limited-time offer.

As an added bonus, first-time demonstrators can get two free months of Demonstrator Business Web Services (DBWS) when they sign up during their first 21 days as a demonstrator. Subscribing to DBWS means having your own online store, blog, hostess portal, and much more!

Join Stampin' Up! in July and get brand-new products, including an exclusive project kit--all for just $99! Download the starter paperwork now! Contact me to get started today.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

I'm On A Roll

I can't believe I've posted four days in a row! Can you stand it? I am going to try to keep it up or at least post a minimum of three times a week. I love the flower image on this card, but sadly it was retired. I will never part with it though because its one of my favorite stamps ever. This card combines some old products with the new. I left it blank so I can have it on hand for whatever occasion pops up. I don't usually have enough extras so I am happy to add it to my stock. Thanks for stopping by, I hope to keep this posting thing up! ~ Jacki

Stamps: Because I Care (retired)
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Designer Series Paper (retired)
Ink: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Lace Ribbon Border Punch (New!), Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder
& shimmer spray

Friday, July 15, 2011

Oink Oink!

How stinkin' cute is this little pig from Button Buddies? Its the reason I fell in love with this stamp set to begin with. I just had to put a threaded button with a little bow for even more cuteness. How sweet as a baby card for either a boy or girl in blue, pink, etc. I made this as a friend card this time though. Or maybe I can give it to my daughter. The sentiment would fit for either. The outside says "so many smiles" and the inside says "begin with you". Those are from the stamp set, Petite Pairs. It has a pair of sayings that fit together. I got it on my first order because one can never have enough sentiments, especially ones that go together so nicely!

Stamps: Button Buddies & Petite Pairs

Paper: Whisper White, Rose Red, Regal Rose & Designer Series Paper (retired)

Ink: Rose Red

Accessories: button, white bakers twine & Dotted Scallop Border Punch