Bloom Girl August Challenge

1 Aug

 

This is my first ever post for the Bloom Girl design team!!  Hooray!  I am so happy!

http://bloomgirlsdesignteam.blogspot.com/

We are going to have monthly challenges, and this is out very first one!  Below you can see the inspirational colors and palette for the challenge.  Go to the Bloom Girl Design Team Blog for the Challenge specifics.

I have told you in previous blog posts that I my 7 yo is currently battling Trichotillamania.  You can read about it here, Trich.org. It is my preferred go to for information on this disorder.

My little one REALLY, REALLY, wants to get her ears pierced, which  am totally fine with, her dad…well that is another story.  He has let her know as soon as she can get the little eyelashes growing back on her eyes, she can get her ears pierced.  She is TOTALLY on board with this.  So, what my project here today is a calendar to help her track her progress.  Every day we can still see evidence that they are sprouting, she gets a sticker.

I will probably reward her weekly, since she is young and waiting for her GRAND PRIZE(her pierced ears) will take a long time.

So, this is the 1st page for her calendar, and the words are perfect because we wants those eyelashes to “Bloom & grow”

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 As for supplies I used…where do I start??

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 The, Bloom Girl, stamp I used is called GARDENIA.  The Bloom Girl Stamps are HUGE!!  Be sure to invest in getting a 6″x8″ Prima Stamp Block.

Watch this thing in action here!!

Here is what the calendar looks like opened up…

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Other Bloom Girl Products I used are as follows, Clear Acrylic Stamp Two, Bloom Collection Brads, Tiny Alphabet Stickers, Optimist Paper 6×6 pad and Bloom Girl Chipboard Pieces.

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This was a fun project to make..not  one I’d want anyone to have to make, but, you do what you have to do for the ones you love.

I hope you will join along in our challenge.  I know there are going to be some fabulous projects that we will see!

Make you week a great one and do something fabulous for someone you love!!

This has been me, Jeannie with The Polka Cabana for Jamie Dougherty‘s Bloom Collection.

Happy Birthday with RubberMoon Stamps…

28 Jul

 

 

Today my oldest son turns….23!!  I can’t believe it!  This birthday card is for him..because he loves elephants!! )

I am using this stamp, called eluvphant.

First I got all my stamp colors out.

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I stamped the elephant 2 times per color.

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I used an exacto knife to cut along the line for the ear, so I could make the ear more 3-d.

 

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As you can see, for each elephant, one got to keep the tail and heart, the other is minus the tail and heart, but has it’s ear 3-D’d. I hope that makes sense.

On the base elephant, I put some dimensional foam.

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The result is that you get a 3-D elephant that even stands on it’s own.

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Here are all the elephants ready to go.

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Next, to create the card base…I had the idea to make the white portion, mimic the sky by sewing random swirls on the paper.

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Instead of cutting all the threads, I gathered them all up and taped them on the backside of the paper.  By doing this the threads don’t loosen and become a nuisance.

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To space the elephants, I eyeball it, before attaching them all to the paper.

 

 

 

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After attaching everything, I added a clear Happy Birthday Sticker, and here is the final product.

 

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This is my last post for RubberMoon as my term is up!  I can’t believe the time has gone so fast.  I loved working with all the creative ladies on our team and will miss working with Kristen Immensly!

I hope you have enjoyed all the things I’ve shared!  Thanks for stopping by!!

 

 

I DID IT!!!

18 Jul

While thinking about writing this post…I had this song going through my head!  Oh I love Dave!!

What did I do??  I made the BLOOM GIRL’S team!!

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Jeannie

Here are the things I submitted for the chance at being part of the team!

This is using the Christy Tomlinson, She was a daughter,

stamp by Unity Stamp Co.

Project 1

This is using a Julie Nutting mixed Media Doll stamp, by, Prima Marketing.

Project 2

This is an original featuring the Handwriting of my dear friend, Lindsay Ostrom.

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I can’t wait to get started with some of the Bloom Girl products.  Here is a  picture of one of my favorite Bloom Girls.

https://www.primamarketinginc.com/shop/store/products/collections/bloom-collection/bloom-clear-stamps

Come and join our Creative Group Page we have on Facebook!  This is for everyone!

There will be lots of inspiration to come!!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/bloomgirlscreativegroup/

Ok…time to go organize some things, so I will be ready to create FUN STUFF!!!

Bloom Girl Creative Team Submission

15 Jul

 

Hello Everyone.  Today is a special post.  This is a card that I am including in my submission for the

Bloom Girl Creative  Team.

Bloom Girl’s are the beautiful creations by Jamie Dougherty.

Luckily the submission did not require use of Bloom Girl products, so I had to use my Christy Tomlinson She was a daughter stamp.

Project 1

This is a TRI-FOLD card, which I LOVE creating.

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This stamps has so much detail it is fun to just layer, and layer and layer it with different patterns and goodies.

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It wouldn’t be a card by me if I didn’t sew it or if it didn’t have Polka Dots on it!

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Embossing folders, doily dies, paper doilies, crocheted flowers and more complete the look to this fancy card.

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What do you think?  I’d love to have any and all feedback you’d be willing to share!

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Wish me luck.  I know the competition will be very tough. I have been a fan of Jamie’s for quite a while, so I had to at least try for this team.

That is it for today!

If you’d like to take a look at the Bloom Girl Line of products, head on over to the Prima Blog.

Have a great week and create something beautiful!

Digital Crafting with RubberMoon stamps

7 Jul

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a sneak peek of my creation for RubberMoon Arts blog post today!

I’d love it if you would head on over there and visit there and see this whole project;)

http://rubbermoonarts.blogspot.com/2014/07/digital-crafting-with-rubbermoon-stamps.html

I promise it will be worth it!

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Mini world with RubberMoon Stamps

23 Jun

 Here is a sneak  peek at my post over at Rubber Moon Arts:

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What does this have to do with stamps you say?  Well this picture, nothing…but it is part of my RubberMoon post and it will all make sense if you head on over to RubberMoon Arts blog and see my post for today!

http://rubbermoonarts.blogspot.com/2014/06/miniatures-with-rubber-moon-stamps.html

Happy Birthday RubberMoon Arts Style

16 Jun

 

It’s birthday time of year and I thought I’d combine this post with a little gift I made for a certain birthday boy who celebrates a birthday this week!

 This is to match something that he wants for his room, so although he has seen THIS project, he hasn’t seen what it matches.

I used my Deena Ziegler Sizzix Banner Die, which I totally LOVE by the way!!

Here are my papers all cut and ready to go.

I used the Mixed Media Splatter stamp on all the papers to start.
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For one of the banner pieces I used this LOVE stamp.

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On another piece I used the NEW MOON stamp.

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On the NEW MOON banner, I used this phrase.

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Here is how I cut out the phrase and moon to make them stand out.

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For another banner piece I used this Denise stamp.

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Here is the final project.  What do you think?

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I put it all together with fabric scraps.

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Here are some close-ups.

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….and  the Birthday Boy himself!!

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What do you think?  This was a ton of fun to make!  I love making banners and using stamps on them is such a great way to personalize them and make them more unique!

I hope you have enjoyed my post today.  This has been Jeannie with The Polka Cabana today’s RubberMoon Arts post!

Have a great week!

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