Sunday, March 29, 2009

Card and envelope tote

Told you I'd be back. With Geoff gone, I have had a few late nights, so I've been keeping myself occupied by making this project. I bought the tutorial from Becky Roberts. Her blog is Inking Idaho (check my blog list). She is very clever indeed. I changed it a bit by using card stock as the base and then lining it with designer paper. This makes it a lot sturdier. I made 4 cards, decorated the envelopes and made a post it note holder and bookmark. In her tutorial there are many more things to make as well.

I know these little backpack have been around for quite a while, but I thought I'd give one a go. They're really quite quick to make.Only 3 more sleeps until the new catalogue release. Woo Hoo!! Thank you again to all the lovely ladies who leave me comments.

Till next time xxx Jackie

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Still here..

Just letting you all know that I am still alive and kicking. I haven't been creating lately as I have wanted to spend as much time as possible with my husband before he left for his deployment in the Middle East. Geoff left 2 days ago and I haven't really felt like doing much, but I'm planning on changing that soon. Thank you to all the lovely ladies who leave comments. I really appreciate them all.

Each morning, I open my "Daily guidance from your Angels" book and pick a page at random. Here is the thought for today. I listen to my inner child, taking the time to play, sing, dance and rest. I give it excellent care, and as I fulfill its needs, I'm rewarded with energy and joyfulness.

Till next time xxx Jackie

Monday, March 16, 2009

Do yourself a favour

If you haven't checked out Julie Buhler's blog yet, then you are missing out. She has THE most fantastic ideas. You can find her in my blog list. These adorable card purses are just one of her creations. My BFF Kylie and I, made these two up on Saturday night. We used the beautiful Petals and Paisley DSP which is retiring at the end of the month. They are still in stock if you need them. (just call me). Also, you may notice the yummy new In Colour cardstock, Pacific Point and my NEW favourite Kiwi Kiss. Being a SU demonstrator allows me to be able to purchase these before they are released to the public. This is just one of the perks of being a demonstrator. I can fill you in on the rest if you are interested. Just give me a call. Anyway, back to the card purses, everything used is from Stampin' Up except for the brads. Let me know what you think..

Thanks for stopping by. Till next time xxx Jackie

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Good Gravy...where has the time gone? I have been a bit slack on the blog side of things, haven't I. Well I am here to mend my ways. lol..

Firstly, I came across this adorable geranium card a few weeks ago and had to give it a go. I Cased it from the very talented Lianne Carper. It was so much fun and came together rather quickly. To make the individual flower you will need 6 circle scallops and a 1" circle. Cut between each "petal" of the scallop about 1/4" towards the centre. Spray with water and crumple the flower tightly. Carefully open and slightly flatten it out. I allowed mine to dry completely before continuing. I used sticky strip for the next part, but you can use what you like. Place tape on one half of the flower and fold in half, use more tape and fold in quarters, then again in eighths. Do this for all 6 flowers. Take the 1" circle and apply tape or glue dots to the points of 5 of the flowers and arrange evenly around circle. Place a glue dot to the point of the 6th flower and attach this to the centre, covering all the points from the 5 other flowers. Then all you have to do is fluff up the petals. Easy peasy..

My gorgeous bestie Kylie, adapted this card and envelope holder to accommodate Aussie sized envelopes. She whipped the dimensions up just like that. Isn't that right Kylie,.lol.. All kidding aside, it did only take her a short while to come up with it. I think she did it while her baby girl Jorjia was having one of her catnaps. She really is a very talented lady and I thank her so much for sharing it with me. I decorated mine with Ginger Blossom DSP and of course my favourite stamp set Embrace Life.

If anyone is interested in hosting a workshop to make this set, just give me a buzz.

This is the front of the holder

Open, with envelopes on the left and cards on the right.

These are the three cards I made to go in it. It can quite easily accommodate 4 if you want.

I have wanted to make one of these cards for quite a while. You know me, I love my "diamonds"... I know many of you know how it's done, but for those that don't, here it is.
Stamp your desired image and then take your Versamark ink pad and pat it all over the image. Sprinkle Stampin' Up's Heat and Stick powder all
over and heat with heat tool. Working quickly, cover with Dazzling Diamonds and heat again. TaDa..Cool hey...

Sorry, the photo doesn't do it any justice at all.

Todays message from the Angels.

I am honest with others. I connect with my true feelings and convey them with love. My heart is open to my truth, and I ask my angels to help me express myself with love.

xxx Jackie