Monday, June 4, 2018

The New Summer Set of Cards!

"Honey Bees at Longwood Gardens"
by Julie Jacobsen
All Rights Reserved

"Bzzzzzz and Ouch!"
by Julie Jacobsen
All Rights Reserved

"Lazy Yellows"
by Julie Jacobsen
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"Just Looking You Over!"
by Julie Jacobsen
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Okay!  This set is just squeaking in just in time for your summer card giving needs.  I hope you can feel that summery feeling that we all get at this time of year.  You know!  Like when you hear lawn mowers and smell fresh cut grass.  Too bad we don't get to see the sprinklers going with squeals of laughter that we used to hear before water became more than precious!  But we can still get that laid back mood when we look at the Summer Set of cards.

Just $12 for a set of 4 plus postage and handling.  Email me at skoobit@msn.com if you'd like to gather in some refreshing summer!

The Eyes Have It! New Card!

"The Eyes!" 
Original Art by Julie Jacobsen
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I'm getting behind here!  I only have 1 set left of "The Eyes!" as the rest are sold but I can print more for anyone that would like to experience "The Eyes!"  This is a card that I made, originally, for my son in law, Dave, for his bday.  Dave is an ophthalmologist.  So this seemed quite appropriate.

"The Eyes!" is a great card for almost anything.  I like to think of it as saying "Eyes Wish You a Happy Birthday!"  It's a fun play on words but it has many other uses and is another one that would be good for both male and female.

Please email me at:  skoobit@msn.com if you're interested in ordering them.   It's $12 for a set of 4 plus postage and handling.   

Eyes think you would really like them!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

My New Card and WOW!

"Sneak Attack!"
by Julie Jacobsen - All Rights Reserved


When we visited the Longwood Gardens on the old Dupont estate in Pennsylvania I was amazed at all the beautiful flowers!  We went in the fall and I thought I might not be able to get any good pics of flowers.  I was wrong!  There were so many beautiful autumn blooms.  One, in particular was this beautiful color combination:  gold flowers and purply brown foliage.  The photo itself was not that great but I loved the contrasts of shades.  I knew I could make a nice card out of it but by itself it wasn't enough.  I love cats and my son, Cliff, has 2 beautiful gray ones.  I thought how striking it would be to incorporate a gray cat into this colorful scene.  I'm very happy with how it turned out.  

Of course Cliff was the lucky one to get the original.  It's his 40th birthday today and I wanted to give him a special card.  But I knew this could be a popular one for others to purchase.  So the printed card was born and today I picked it up from the printers.  It far surpassed my expectations and, if I do say so myself, it turned out spectacular!

So, if you would like a set or more:  it's $12.00 for 4 cards plus postage if I have to mail it to you.  The cards are 5" x 7" and easily put into a ready made frame if you want to enjoy it even more on your shelf.  My email is skoobit@msn.com if you would like to get in touch with me for a purchase.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Beautiful Note Cards-----Scroll down a few posts


"Can I have an apple?"
By Julie Jacobsen
All Rights Reserved

If you are interested in purchasing my cards you can email me at skoobit@msn.com.  Scroll down past a few posts and you'll see the 3 sets and prices. 

I will be printing a summer set soon.   I'm working on the images right now and I think you'll like them a lot. 




Wednesday, April 18, 2018

"Hot Date in New Orleans"
Original art by Julie Jacobsen

I never thought that I would return to New Orleans but I did with Chris last week. What a wonderful place!  Many of you have heard the story of how this painting came about. A friend of mine took this picture in the Garden District. I thought it was beautiful. So he let me use it for my new painting as I had asked if he would capture the feeling of New Orleans for me. 

As I was at the point of completing it Cliff, my oldest son, said, "Mom, why do you always do paintings of Gracie?"  (His little sister). I said, "Get your work uniform on. You're going to be in this painting!"  So he is!

Last week as we walked through this area I wasn't sure which was the right house that was in the painting. But we really enjoyed walking around and absorbing the old charm in the neighborhood. 

Another fun antidote about this painting is that when I showed this painting at an exhibit a man approached me and said he raised Arabian horses and would I trade this painting for a horse. I was flabbergasted!  I had always wanted a horse!  I thanked him but said I didn't know where I would keep it and how would I  feed it.  My one chance to own a horse. Shoot!!!!!


Friday, March 16, 2018

What is my purpose in selling cards right now?


Okay.  This is it, you guys.  This is a picture of Kip and Brandon at our cabin.  We love that place!  Our family loves it but it's so small and in such bad repair.  My main purpose in earning money with my cards is to contribute to improving or building (preferably) a new cabin.  This has been a thorn in our sides for 34 years!  At the beginning of every summer Chris and I have, what I like to call, the official "Mourning of the Cabin".  We sit there and gripe about how this isn't right and that isn't right.  Then we slap our hands and say oh well.  

Top of the list is it's so small we can't have our family stay in it.  I know we could put up tents or rent trailers but we've been through that process for years and years.  2 summers ago Chris and Kip tore off the whole backside of the cabin-which meant the old old shower is gone now.  Something has to be done about that.  Their purpose in tearing it off was to try and see how the mice were getting in.  We've tried for years to get rid of them and nothing worked!  A friend even said that mice hate the smell of Bounce dryer sheets.  So we put them all over and even left an open box on the counter at the end of the season.  The next summer Chris said that it looked like the mice had a party on top of the Bounce box and then partied continually.  Yuck.  They did find out where they got in and so far, knock on wood, they solved the problem.

Last summer we had to chop down all the dead trees and do tons of work outside.  Chris even dug a well.  I was so proud of him.  I don't know how he did it but it works!  

Anyway, I just thought if I can use my talent to make extra money it will really help get things going.  It's not like we can't afford to build a new cabin.  We can but it will drain our finances too much.  

The really good news is the cards I'm selling are working out and I love painting them!  It's not a chore!  It's really good to have a goal in mind and mine is set.  It's also so helpful for me to keep busy and not have to worry about health problems, etc.  This is a healthy distraction.

Thanks everyone that have bought cards so far but I want to keep this going.  I'm reopening my Etsy shop but they're going to be more expensive on there.  If you buy them directly from me it will be less. 

Never a dull moment.  I'm got new cards I'm working on right now!

ALSO!  I will sell prints of these if you'd like!  Just let me know.
 

The Fresh New Spring Set of Cards!

 Stream by Yellow Lake in the Uintahs
Julie Jacobsen

 SPRING FLORAL SET!

$12.00 for a set of 4 cards with envelopes plus postage.
Please email me if you'd like to feel the zing of spring!
skoobit@msn.com



 Bootsie at Wheeler Farm
Julie Jacobsen


 Can I have an Apple?
Julie Jacobsen

Lily Floral
Julie Jacobsen


Just in time for spring when we're all about ready to scream enough! to the sky.  Cards that will remind you of why you want to be outside.  Each one is unique and can be used for whatever you want since they're blank inside.  I think that's the best, don't you?  Then you can write whatever you'd like inside.

*All rights reserved by me, of course!  I'm the one that stuck my nose to the grindstone and painted for hours.  No one else did.  All images are totally original!