New card using a From the Heart Stamps Digi

I’m so happy i’m getting this card up here for the From the heart Stamps – Free Digi Stamp of the Month challenge. I decided to incorporate their sketch from the I heart sketches challenge, which you can join as well for the next couple weeks. Here is the sketch provided –


and here is the card I made –



This was such a cute Digital Stamp, I actually had a hard time picking which one I colored to feature on the card for the challenges. I did have a hard time with the slanted pieces, as you can probably tell the background papers aren’t exactly perfectly aligned around the card. But I know everyone has some troubles with cards sometimes, and they cant all be perfect. That’s why they’re handmade, after all. Be sure to visit their site if you’re interested in either the contests, or their amazing Digis!

Thanks so much for looking,



Easter Card using Easter Trio, From the Heart Challenge

Today I have an Easter themed card featuring the digital stamp Easter Trio, for the From the Heart stamps Monthly Challenge.

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I used my Copic markers to color, as well as some patterned papers from Harper Finch, and some digital images I had already printed and cut in my stash. I also used a few Tim Holtz distress inks around the card stock edges.

If you like this stamp, or if your interested in some card challenges, be sure to check out From the Heart stamps, and thanks for stopping by!

– Jacki

Winter Snowman “Thinking of you” Card

Here is a quick card I made for the FTH January Stamp of the Month Challenge, and the Card Sketches with a twist Challenge.



I’d of course like to enter this card into the following challenges –

FTH January Stamp of the Month

FTH Card Sketches with a twist Challenge.Sketch095

Thanks so much for looking, keep an eye on my blog for lots to come!

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Free Sentiments Anyone?


Hi everyone!I have been having some camera issues – so I apologize for the lack of cards posted! The camera I have is ralatively new (to me anyways) and I couldn’t figure out how to make sure the images saved on my SD card. Luckily though, I think I figured out the problem – so I will be having a new card up within a day or two.In the meantime, I thought I would offer some free goodies! Everyone likes goodies, right?
These are in PNG format. If you’d like them in JPEG just let me know. :)

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Just a quick card share

Let me just start off by saying, this month has been crazy. I have managed to make a few cards, and I hope to have the time to share them with you all very soon. For now though, I am posting to share a specific card that I made using the June stamp of the month from From the Heart Stamps. It is a very cool challenge blog/community that you should definitely check out.

Well, without further ado, here is the card I created using their June stamp set –

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Spring Penguin & a new card

I hope your having a fantastic Sunday! Ever since I had to move my blog, I have been trying to rediscover my place on the internet. Many of the places I used to go are inactive, or simple don’t exist anymore.

So, I decided to join a new group called The Outlawz that I have seen many times via Paper Playful. You can find the group here if you’re interested.

One thing that I really liked as soon as I was accepted is they have a different themed challenge each day! What a great way to inspire some creativity and of course get acquainted with everyone. I decided to enter their sketch challenge, and of course I wanted to post the card I made on my new blog!

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Last minute Easter/Spring images (Royalty free!)

If you’re like me, then you’ve probably waited until the last minute to look for and finally find the “perfect” image or digi to use in a holiday or seasonal craft. Sometimes I get so caught up in looking around, I end up with a folder full of resources and nothing done by the end of the day.Some of my favorite websites to browse are royalty-free clip art sites. I listed a few in my last post, and for this one I decided to share with you some of my favorite Easter and Spring images I found using those sites, so that (hopefully) you won’t have to!Please keep in mind – these images are totally free and you don’t have to link back to anyone for them as they are public domain. Which usually means they aren’t overly intricate or fancy, but they are certainly nice to have.I am thinking of putting together another round-up post of free Easter digi’s that are available, if anyone is interested please leave a comment! Especially if you would like your digi and website featured!


The images will be after the jump – they should appear as a smaller size, just click to open the full size image to save and print, or whatever you may do with them. Enjoy and happy crafting!


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Four ways to save on your craft supplies



I’m always looking for new and creative ways to save money on my crafting supplies. From making my own distress ink sponges, to finding ways to use every bit of scrap paper.

Not only do I look on other blogs, Pinterest, and other websites for ideas, but I also try to look at the things I have readily available that I may have not considered in the past. Some of the things I have come up with over time, I haven’t seen others post about or mention, so I thought I would make a post with a short list of ideas.

Regardless of if you make paper crafts/cards as just a hobby, or if you sell your creations online, I hope these next few tips can help you keep your costs on supplies down and inspire some creative thinking in your future projects!

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Free Postage Template and Digi’s

Hey guys!
First off I wanted to say that I just downloaded the trial version of Photoshop  It is a bit daunting at first but I think I am getting the hang of it. I haven’t completed my first project yet, as I tend to focus a lot on the details, although I must say that I think the details are what really make a project unique and special.
Due to the current project i’m working on, I made a postage stamp template that although you can find easily online, not only did I want to try out making templates on Photoshop (this is the first template I have made) but also I wanted it to be a certain size, as well as the ability to print only one or two instead of full sheets like the examples I have found.
If you’d like to see my finished project you can either subscribe (right panel) or check back within the next few days.
When I was making the postage stamp, at first I made it specifically for my project instead of just a black and white template, So I am also including two pre-colored digis that you may alter however you like.

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