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Joy’s Life meets Mary Engelbreit

29 Aug
Hello everyone, Jeannie from The Polka Cabana here today with a fun gift card/tag/letter etc. idea.  I hope that some of you from Close Friends on Facebook are here to visit and get an idea of what you can also do with things you might have lying around your house.  I am on a design team for a fun site called Joy’s Life.com.
All of us on the Joy’s Life DT are working with these Swatch Tag. Swatch tags are used for lots of crafters to keep track of paper and pen color samples etc. 
Here is my completed project.
 
Here is a side view, these tags could be used as anything.
 
I have gathered all of mine together as a card/letter
.
 
I had a lot to say, so each tag is numbered on the back to keep them in order.
 
 
I used quite a few stamp sets and had fun mixing and matching the phrases to get the exact words I needed.  That is the best thing about these stamps for me.  First there are so many phrases and then if you get creative, you can make up your own by mixing, matching and splicing! 
 
 
 
All of my images are taken from a Mary Engelbreit desk calendar.
 
All of my fun papers are from Canvas Corp.
 
A big thank you to May Arts for my wonderful ribbon.
 
The buttons?  Are from PaperTrey Ink.
 
Isn’t it great how I was able to get some sort of sentiment for each tag I made?
 
I am so happy to have these Joy’s Life stamps, it makes projects like this so much more fun to put together.
 
Here is a final peek at all of them together.
I hope you have liked my project for the day.
This has been Jeannie posting for Joy’s Life.com. 
A special thank you to any and all of you who have stopped by from Close Friends!

New Theme up on Paper Issues!!

31 Jul

Whoo whoooo!  MAKE A SPLASH!!

That is the new theme on Paper Issues.

What have you got to share???  I am going to share some ATC’s and other projects I can find!  Let me start with these little ATC”S I did for a swap on TALLY SCRAPPER.COM.

I have to get these little things in the mail!

Aren’t these just darling??

I made a set of 6!

Did you see the little ladybug on each card?

Next is this scrapbook page I made also for Tally Scrapper.com.  This is all supplies from out JULY TALLY KIT.

I had never worked with Sassafrass Lass papers until this kit came out!  I was and instant fan!

For this challenge I had to create a layout and emboss at least 3 items.

What do you think of that crystal trim?

I embossed about everything!  Love this layout!

Perfect fit for Make a Splash..agree?

Here is another layout I did for Tally Scrapper.com.

This was made with the August Tally Kit.  They have the MOST FABULOUS KITS!!.

Check some of the old ones out!

http://www.tallyscrapper.com/scrapbook-monthly-kit.php

I made this layout for our challenge called Tally Treasure Hunt.

The requirements for this challenge were:

It had to be about Summer Fun and had to have: 3 pictures, stamping, cardboard and a circle.

Last I have to share these little ATC’s…my son made these for a swap earlier this year.

 I cut everything out for him and he assembled them!

The ones he got in return were nowhere near the work he put into his.

Luckily it did not phase him!

Now it is your turn to LINK UP!

Head on over to Paper Issues.

Here is your link!

http://paperissues.blogspot.com/2011/07/make-splash.html

The Four Seasons with Cheery Lynn Designs

27 May
I could not be more proud of my post today.
Really.
I had some scrapbook pages all completed laying around, in my way and collecting dust.
I finally decided to get those pages into a scrapbook and started putting them all in an album.
The pages that were not for my 2 youngest ones were going in a book for me.
Since most of the pages are about me,
I thought it’d be appropriate for it to be MY album, wouldn’t you agree?
Well, I put them all in the album and I thought,
I need a 1st page, a title page and INTRO page.
I needed it to be generic enough for all the wacky things I put in it.
I started thinking this book is about me throughout the year as each season turns into another.
So, for this intro page, I have incorporated an
ATC for each season and then created a layout with all 4 ATC’s.
Here they are:)
SPRING

SUMMER


FALL

WINTER

Here is the completed layout.

Of course I used a lot of the new dies on this layout.
(see list at the end of this post)


I love how elegant the new flowers and flourish are.

I had pictured in my mind using the Garden Gate in this manner.

Hopefully you can see what I was going for..

The gate stays the same, somewhat as the Tree and scenery change behind the gate with the different seasons.

I hope you have enjoyed me sharing this with you.
I truly could look at it all day.
Have a great weekend and don’t forget about the BUTTERFLY CHALLENGE. Have you submitted your project yet?
This has been Jeannie from THE POLKA CABANA, ta ta for now!
Products used on today’s post:

Arts and Crafts with your Pet Frog

1 Apr
Now there is a TITLE!
Good thing it is APRIL FOOL’S DAY, right?
I am not about to craft with any reptile!
Today I have a fun project to share.
Hoping to really inspire you all to think BEYOND paper!
By now, you all know I love those Veggie Tale guys, right?
Today I am going to show you how simple it is to take a plain, ordinary outfit and turn it into something really EXTRA-ORDINARY!
Here is my starting items;
A plain white onsie & a $2.00 clearance skort from the neighborhood K-Mart.

With some bits and pieces of felt and material…

…and the Bob the Tomato metal die…

look what you can make!

My ever handy sewing machine does letters.
I just punched my title in and voilà, instant messaging!

Now, I have to admit, I am one of those people who have the greatest hopes to think of something that will make me millions on ETSY, or something like that.
Here is a close up of the onsie for this outfit.

Bare with me, my hopeful “self” got away with me and dreamt up a bunch of future scenarios.
If I find the time to mass produce these, here are some cute alternate messages I could put on the onsies, but these are “Photoshop-ed” shhhh! Don’t tell anyone!
HOLD THE MAYO!

GOT BACON?
(for the non vegetarians:)

FUTURE VEGAN
For my surrounding counties.

VEGGIE PRINCESS
For my 4 year old!

So, there you have it, my future million dollar maker.
Think I have a chance? Let me know what your favorite sayings are!
If you want to special order…well I’ll get back to you on that one!

This has been me, Jeannie, showing you creative ways to use your CHEERY LYNN DESIGNS dies on more than just paper!

On a side note, maybe I will let my kids use the VEGGIE TALE DIES on their ATC CARD SWAP.

If you have kids who like to create, maybe you should hurry up and sign them up!

The swap is for those 4 and up.

The deadline is April 4, 2011.  There is still plenty of time.

Head on over to Bright Eyes + Blue Eyes to see all the details!

I will post the kiddos cards, once we figure out their designs!

I just realized that BIG IDEAS has a new great website for the VEGGIES…you have to go take a look!

http://veggietales.com/index.php

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH FUN!!!

Dies used on today’s project:

ROYGBIV, I love you!!

6 Aug

I have to tell you, seeing the colors of the rainbow all lined up, makes me giddy.  I mean I feel a surge of happiness just looking at something based on the simple colors of a rainbow.  I entered a swap for some ATC cards.  I needed to create the cards based something that is ME!  I have NEVER done these before..so I just made mine like a mini card.  I found a wonderful phrase to go with my design and of course, I added some POLKA DOTS and voilà, here is my finished project!

I found this wonderful product on ETSY.  I think the commercial name for them is DEW DROPS.  They make any project sparkle and add a little pizzaz.  I have tried to take a close up so you can see them.

You can really see the 3D effect on this one.  Such a happy project!

Can you believe I made 20 of those?  They were A LOT of work.  All the scraps are sewn first, then I sewed all the flower/button accessories, added sparkle, dew drops and polka dots!!  Lots of love in these.  I really enjoyed making them!

In the next few days I can reveal my PK GLITZ design team projects, I have to wait for them to post them, then I can show you!!  I also have to show you another finished project, the one I was calling the “MANTEL PROJECT”  It is done..pictures soon!!  Let me know how you like the ATC’s!!!!

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