Author Archives: worksforstamps

Now on Instagram

Find me on Instagram…@jacqueline_worksforstamps

Here’s a sampling of cards that are now for sale in my Etsy store.

8-17-139 Happy Day To You

8-17-029 Magnolia Ballerina HB

8-17-014 Pink House Hello

8-17-076 PI Apple Girl

WorksForStamps is Open For Business!

Store Open

Finally! I’ve opened an Etsy store to sell my cards and creations. I hope you’ll check it out (and maybe even buy something).  You can go directly to my store by clicking on the My Etsy Store tab on the menu above or click on this link > WorksForStamps

I’ll be adding more items to my store weekly so be sure to check back often for the best selections. Most of my cards are one-of-a-kind creations so if you see something you like, grab it while you can.

Wish me luck!

Milk and Cookie Time

Today I’m sharing an idea I started with my twin 8-yr. old nieces last month.
Card kits!  They visited me in June and while they were here we played in my craft room and I showed them how to make cards. They had so much fun using my stuff and learning how to make cards. They loved it! They even said I was a very good teacher. :-)  I asked them if they’d like me to mail them card kits and they excitedly said, “That would be wonderful”. Cute, huh?!  I’ll be sending out their second kit tomorrow…this is the card they’ll be making this month:

Milk & Cookies

Each month I put together a kit containing everything they’ll need to make a fun card.

Card Kit #2All the pieces and embellishments are packed into a clear envelope then it’s packaged in a 5″x7″ ziploc bag along with an envelope and step-by-step instructions. Because they don’t have stamps and ink I prepare all the stamped components for them. Sometimes there will be elements that they’ll have to color or paint. When they’re all finished, and if they followed the directions properly, they should end up with the card pictured.

I ask them to send me a picture of their completed cards.  This is the card that we made last month:

Koala Hugs

And here’s the card Natalie put together:

Natalies Card

I wish they lived closer to me so we could see each other and craft together more often but at least I can share some fun with them this way. I know they look forward to getting their packages each month and I enjoy seeing their completed projects.

See you next time!

 

It Ain’t Easy Being Green

Remember old Kermit the Frog used to sing that song? LOL

Well, it was easy making this card green which I made for the Color Throwdown Challenge #ctd454. The colors were green, tan and white – nice crisp summery colors.

Green Because 2

We just wrapped up Dare to Get Dirty Week at Splitcoaststampers. I have been stamping my little heart out over the past couple of weeks to get my samples completed for some of my co-hostess’s challenges. I can get back to a normal stamping pace now instead of cranking cards out like a maniac.

That’s all I got right now…hope you have a great week!

Products used: (cardstock) MFT Kraft, Green Room, Neenah Solar White; (stamps) MFT Roses All Over, Because You, (misc.) Versamark, White Embossing Powder (Hero Arts), MFT ink: Green Room, Ranger Ink Blending Tool, MFT Dienamics

Day 3 – Dare to Get Dirty 2017

We’re moving along…it’s already Day 3 of the Dare to Get Dirty challenges. We’ve had some really fun ones this year. One of the fun things about being a DTGD hostess is that we get to see the challenges ahead of time so we can make samples for our fellow hostesses. There is a lot of planning and coordination involved in this event and everyone does a super fantastic job working together to pull it off. It’s one of the ways Splitcoaststampers gives back to their Fan Club Members. If you haven’t checked out SCS or the Fan Club yet what are you waiting for?

Here’s the card reveal for the sneak peak I gave you yesterday:

DTGD17stamperrobinThis was a sample card I made for Robin’s challenge (a.k.a. stamperrobin). Although it was a bit out of my comfort zone, I had fun piling on the supplies for this mixed media piece. I did a lot of spraying and painting to get the colors just right. This piece has so much texture too…I added mini art stones, layered die cuts, pearls, Prima roses, a metal key, ribbon, etc. I added Gesso to everything and sprayed again to get the patina look. While this card may look heavy and bulky it’s surprisingly light.

One of the other sample cards I made was for Marg’s (a.k.a. margscardcrazy) challenge. This was more up my alley.

DTGD17margscardcrazyAI created a soft rainbow watercolor wash background and die cut the sentiment (after it all dried) then pieced it back in with a couple of additional layers to make it more dimensional. I didn’t want to add a stamped image or anything to distract from that dreamy background so I just added a few clear sequins. I love the way this one turned out. Looks like melted sherbet, doesn’t it? Mmmmmmm.

And, finally, I made this get well card for Janine’s (a.k.a. jaybee) challenge in which I channeled my inner Sandy-Allnock. I am so inspired by Sandy’s work and follow her blog regularly. She’s a fantastic paper-crafter and artist.

DTGD17jaybeeI will be back tomorrow for Day 4 of our Dare to Get Dirty Challenges with a few more cards that I’ve made. In the meantime, I will leave you with a sneak peak of the sample I made for my friend Jean’s (a.k.a. naturecoastcrafter) challenge. Come back tomorrow to see the entire card.

DTGD Sneak Peek 3