Jackie Gallagher's Blog Posts

Hello everyone, Jackie G here on the blog today!!  I have a fun little mini album using the Oh Baby! collection I want to share with you all!!  Spring has finally arrived and with that all the freshness of new life.  In fact, we have baby birds chirping in our trees, and the baby cows and ponies down the road have dropped!!  Babies are everywhere!!

This mini album measures 7.5” by 9” with a small ¾” spine, but has plenty of room to store those precious baby photos!!  For the front cover I decided to keep in very simple and allow the paper to be the main focus.  I did use the “baby” chipboard sticker to title the album, along with burlap paper and ribbon for some added decoration.

On the inside pocket I made a couple different sized photomats.  I kept the measurements very simple so the recipient of this album can adhere a 5x7 or 4x6 photo directly onto the mats, no cutting involved!! 

I wanted the recipient be able to store a lot of photos in a small space so decided to use the Pocket Pages and created my own binding to hold them in place.  A simple accordion fold was all in took to hold these pocket pages in the album.  I glued them right in between each fold so they flipped like a book.  I used the horizontal 4x6 and 3x4 patterned paper elements to fill in my pockets.  For some added dimension, I glued down a couple chipboard stickers on some of the pages. 

I hope you enjoyed this simple little mini album!!  Happy Crafting!!


Hello everyone!!  Jackie G here on the blog today to share a couple cards with you using the beautiful Spring Farmhouse collection!!  This is one of my favorite collections!!  I know I say that a lot, but this collection is beyond amazing!!  My all-time favorite thing to craft with are flowers, and this collection does not disappoint!! 

I didn’t use many papers to create these cards, but instead allowed the 3x4 Elements, Floral Bits & Pieces, and the Spring Farmhouse Bits & Pieces do all the work for me!!  Especially those flower pieces!!  Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love making very intricate cards, but sometimes all you need are just a couple elements to really make a card pop!!

Speaking about popping, I made sure you use LOTS of dimensionals on each of these cards to really draw some interest.  Some elements I even doubled the height of the dimensionals so it looked very realistic.  You can see this example on my “hello” card.

I hope you love this collection as much as I do!! Enjoy!!


Hello everyone!!  Jackie G here on the blog today to share a couple cards with you!!  Let’s talk about scraps.  We all have them at the end of a project and sometimes they are SO HARD to get rid of.  I definitely can’t be alone when I say…I hoard scraps!!!  It’s so hard to throw those pieces away regardless of their size…I struggle!!  I know I’ve talked about this many times before, but let’s use those scraps to make some cards!! 

If you saw my previous design team blog post, you saw I created a very large mini album using the Say Cheese 4 collection.  I used majority of the collection with very little scraps left, yet I still kept them!! Oopies!!  So here is what I came up with.  Left over stickers created this custom background for my first card!!  I backed them up with some black cardstock extra interest. 

Next, I used the Say Cheese 4 Happy Kids Stamp collection and word dies to create my next card.  It was definitely a challenge with such little pieces to work with, so lots of pop dots to add some dimension!!

Lastly, I wanted a “wow” card so used the couple Happy Kids bits and pieces I had left to create an easel card.  I absolutely love making these interactive cards!!  Using some scrap acetate to make the children look like they are jumping for joy!!