Monday, June 29, 2009

The start of my newsletter......

I am so excited to start my newsletter. I did a trial run last month and it was a huge hit. I am so excited to get it going every month. I have information about upcoming workshops, current promotions and other happenings in the world of Jaksscraps. If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter send me an email to and I will be happy to add you to my list.

Honoured again - another award....

I would like to thank Melanie Logan of for the lemonade stand award. I really appreciate it. I am glad that you have enjoyed my work.

The rules to the award is as follows:

*comment on this blog

*cut and paste the award logo and use it on your own blog

*nominate 5 to 10 blogs that shows great attitude and gratitude

*link your nominees with your blog post

*comment on their blogs to let them know they won the award

*link back to the person who gave you the award to show your appreciation!

And the award goes to...

Karen Pedersen:



Amy Schultz:


Check out the artwork posted by these talented ladies for some awesome inspiration!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Birthday tracker

Wow, I can believe that school is done for another year and summer has finally arrived. I am totally been slacking on posting etc. I thought I had better get to work so tonight I have done up 2 posts of some things I have been working on.

I got this template for FREE from and really have enjoyed working with it. I have a HUGE family and a lot of friends that I send cards to for birthday's and anniversary's etc. I have all of the information on my online calendar but I needed something that would allow me to see at a glance what all is coming up. My life is all about organization and this little fold up system is really going to help me out. In the works to go with this is a little album that has every month and I will be able to make cards in advance and store them in the pockets. That way I have the perfect card for each person available when it is time to give them. I can personalize them and they will be there for when I need them. LOVE IT! Helps me to stay organized.

Above is what it looks like opened up. The other side is identical with the other 6 months. Below is what it looks like all folded up. This really is a great little tool to have around for easy reference.

Stationary set with Keys To My Heart

I am so excited about this stationery set. This is the first one that I have completed and LOVE it. It will make a great gift for someone or perhaps a workshop. I got the template from I suggest that you check it out. It is a great website. This template is something which I paid a small fee for and they do not allow me to give it out.

This is the holder which has 8 cards and envelopes in it. Showing the outside.....

And this is the inside. I should have taken the picture with it wide open so you could see it a bit better, but trust me, it is cute. The 8 cards are on one side and the 8 envelopes are on the other.

These are the 4 card designs I created and put into the envelope. I made 2 of each cards so there is a total of 8 cards included. Hmmmm perhaps a workshop? Anyone interested?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Anna's cards

I felt I needed to show you these cards. One of the members of card club (Anna) made them for me on our last class. I think she did a fantastic job! I totally appreciate getting them. I think she should start a blog - please provide your comments - perhaps we can encourage her to do so.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

My first blog award!!!

Thank you so much to Iona from for giving me my first blog award – I am so excited and honoured. It really made my day without question. If you go to her blog you will see great artwork and inspiring stories. Again, thanks so much Iona!

The rules for this one are:1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.2) Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered.Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.Here are my picks for this award (in no particular order):
I chose all of these blogs as they offer something different for me. I enjoy looking at all of the incredible artwork and hearing the stories behind the scenes. All of these blogs are inviting and welcome you back to look another day. Thanks so much to all of you ladies for the enjoyment and ideas I get from each of your blogs.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Another upcoming workshop.....Animal cookies WOTG

This is my version of the Animal Cookies Workshop on The Go (WOTG). I will be doing this as a workshop probably in September. I love the Workshop on The Go as they have the colour workshop guide and makes it so easy to follow - Faster, Simplier, Easier.... The guide shows you how to cut your paper, teaches you how to assemble and then gives so much more information for making coordinating pages. I can't believe after 3-two page layouts how much paper is left over to do cards or more layouts. It is amazing. I am so happy to be a consultant and absolutely love my job! The second layout has some stickers that aren't CTMH but they look so cute with the paper and fit the theme. To find out more about this workshop, send me a quick email. You don't have to live nearby to be able to complete it. Ask me how.

June final card club until the fall

For our final night of card club for the year we made the cards shown in the previous post. As a thank you to each of my members I created a little parcel of alterable goods. Included were a notepad with matching pens, cardstock basket (Leslie's design), sour cream container with tic tacs inside, chocolate bar holder, connections rhinestones, 3 fridge magnets, post it note holder, some paper, and foam pads to use under your stamps (instead of trying to remember to use the one from the package of stamps). I also made a THANKS clip on which can be used on gift bags or other items. I thought this was really cute. Anyways they were tickled with the items that they got. Hopefully they will be back again next year.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

June's card club creations

This is a baby card made from the Animal Cookies Creative Basics paper pack. The inspiration came from the card displayed with the paper pack. I did two different cards, I personally like the first one better as the ribbon is cleaner. I also random, second generation stamped the baby tag. It is such a fund card and can easily be given to either a boy or a girl.

This card is for an anniversary or wedding. I used Silhouette paper, baroque alphabets and dessert sand ink. It really is a nice card. I also used Love Always stamp set for the tag at the bottam of the waterfall card and stamped Happy Anniversary in black embossing powder. It really gives it a velvet feel.