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Valentines Day with Rubbermoon Stamps

10 Jan

A couple of weeks ago, at work, my delightful boss and I were perusing the new Stamps, etc available to order for Valentine’s Day.  Some companies send a display board along with the Holiday Themed stamps, to show HOW to use the stamps.  My boss, Lindsay, and I were very sad what the new stamps and display boards looked like, so what did we do?  Well she ordered what she thought would work, including some fun Rubber Moon stamps and I got to make the DISPLAY BOARD!

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Here are some of the products I used.  I am in LOVE with Authentique Paper’s new SMITTEN line.  I used papers from Smitten for all the cards.

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Here is what the board looks like.

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Here are individual close-ups of all the cards.  They are small cards.  They measure about 3″ x 3″.

This card uses: Julie with Heart.

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This card uses: Crosshatch Heart

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This card also uses: Crosshatch Heart

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This card uses: Heart Full

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This card uses: Love Letter

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This card uses: Typewriter with Heart

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Here is one last look at the cards all together.

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This was so much fun to make.  All of the supplies for these can be purchased on site at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames, Grass Valley, CA.

If you don’t live in Nevada County, you can order the stamps directly through Rubber Moon stamps.

I hope you have enjoyed this post today.  What fun things do you have planned for Valentine’s Day?

This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today’s Rubber Moon Stamp post!  Have a great weekend!

Scrappin’ with Clear Scraps

10 Apr

I have been having such a blast playing around with the April 2013 Clear Scraps Kit.

Take a look at what is included in this fabulous kit!!

My last 2 April projects for this kit are up on the Clear Scraps Kit Blog.

Here is just a sneak peek at my projects, you will have to travel over to the POST to see the entire project!

While you are there, I would love for you to leave a comment letting me know what you think of the final projecst!!

Until next months, when I will have something else to share from them….

ta ta for now..

Here are the sneak peeks.

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Home Decor with Acrylic Words

4 Apr

Hello again, I am here with another sneak peek at the project I have up over on the Clear Scraps Kit Club blog.

I am trying to do things a little different for a little while by only showing a portion of my project, hoping that any of my followers that are interested in seeing what I’ve made, will visit the company that I have actually made the project for.

I am designing for Clear Scraps, on their Kit Club Team.

Each month they put together such a fabulous kit.  This is the 3rd month  have had and I have been so impressed with the product in each kit.

Head on over to the blog and see what I have created for today’s post.

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If you happen to leave a comment, be sure to let them know Jeannie sent you over.

You can also find us on Facebook Here:

Kit Club:   http://www.facebook.com/ClearScrapsCreatingMadeEasyKitClub?fref=ts

Clear Scraps Main Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Clear-Scraps/70440658130?fref=ts

Scrappin’ with Clear Scraps April 2013

4 Apr

I have been having such a blast playing around with the April 2013 Clear Scraps Kit.

Take a look at what is included in this fabulous kit!!

My first project for this kit is up on the Clear Scraps Kit Blog.

Here is just a sneak peek at my project, you will have to travel over to the POST to see the entire project!

While you are there, I would love for you to leave a comment letting me know what you think of the final project!!

Until tomorrow, when I will have something else to share….

ta ta for now..

Here is the sneak peek.  My post is a tutorial…So if you want to know what this is…you will have to head on over to the Clear Scraps Kit Club Blog.

Shopping Girl’s Dream

7 Sep
This is a little shadow box I got for $1.00 at Hobby Lobby in the clearance section because what ever was in the shadow box had been ripped off.
Knowing I would use it at some point, yep, I bought the silly thing.
I’m so lucky to have all my Cheery Lynn Designs Dies to work with. Here is what my $1.00 “purchase” turned out like.
Improvement, agree?
I took the Reflections Scalloped Circle Die, and used it as a 1/2 circle for the banners at the top.
I framed the sentiment on the bottom with Scalloped Rectangles.
All my papers are by Authentique Paper and the stamp set it called If the Shoe Fits, by Unity Stamp Co.
I think this turned out adorable and I hope you enjoyed my post today.  This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana posting for Cheery Lynn Designs.
Be sure and check out our Challenge blog.
Our current them is STITCHING.
Enter to win a $20.00 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Authentique Paper Guest Post + Giveaway

13 Jun

I am so excited that I was invited to have the opportunity to do a guest spot for Authentique Paper.

I am mostly using papers from the line called CAREFREE.

I came across this thing at my local thrift store.

I have no idea what it was originally for, but I have needed a cute napkin holder for my kitchen table for a long time.

I used lots of different prints from my 6 x 6 Carefree bundle.

I love Authentique’s different alphabet stickers and have quite a few from their different lines.

 I used those alphas to spell out gently manner reminders that I am always needing to remind my kids of.

I applied all the papers with Modge Podge so this would last a long time.

I also mixed in some old sheet music to add some different colors to the project.  The blue paper is from Authentique Paper’s Genuine Line.

I sometimes create things for posts I have no need for, but this is one thing I will use everyday!

Red is my favorite color and goes perfect in my home.

I hope you like this as much as I do.

Next, using the same Carefree Line, I made a small plaque that could be used as a gift for a new mom.

Wouldn’t this be perfect sitting on a shelf or hanging on a wall in a baby’s room?

Using Authentique Paper’s different alphabet stickers, you can customize something like this any way you’d like.

I just love the floral print on the purse!  I would love to have some FABRIC in that print!  AHHHHHH!

I hope you have enjoyed my small visit back with my lovely friends at  Authentique Paper.

Do you know anyone with a baby named MAE?  Do you just love this plaque and want to change the name yourself??

Leave a comment, I could be persuaded to send this to you.  Leave a comment here and on Authentique Paper’s BLOG,

letting me know which of the Authentique Paper lines in your favorite and I will choose a random winner next Wednesday to send this plaque to!

TO QUALIFY YOU MUST HAVE LEFT A COMMENT ON MY BLOG  & AUTHENTIQUE PAPER’s BLOG.

I have said it before and will say it again, it is NEVER a chore to work with their product and is always such a pleasure to make things with their products!

Hope you have a great Wednesday!

This has been YOU KNOW WHO…tempting you with some CAREFREE fun from Authentique Paper!

Patriotic Summer Decor

13 Jun
Few things conjure up thoughts and memories of summer then 4th of July, don’t you agree?
I love 4th of July festive colors and indoor/outdoor decor but don’t have much of it.
I created this little plaque to start my own collection of 4th of July decor.
I started with a plain piece of wood and covered it with some paper from Authentique Paper’s Genuine line.
I then added to the background using the hearts from the stamp set called Gratitude and embossed them with Metallic Platinum Sparkle.
All the butterflies are from the wonderfully fun set called Build a Butterfly.
Each butterfly and coordinating smaller butterflies are embossed in the following 3 powders:
I love the way this turned out…what do you think?
Do you like to make things for the holidays?
What have you got planned for the summer?
I just hope to get through the day without melting!!
I hope you have enjoyed today’s post.

Criss Cross Bliss Card

4 May
I came across an awesome tutorial for this Criss Cross card.
You can find the link HERE.
I do have to warn you, I don’t think the directions are very accurate.
After a few revisions, I came up with this lovely card to share today.
This card is one of those things that after I am done, I could kick myself for not writing down the dies I used as I was going along.
I will try my best to let you know all of the dies I used.  On the card base I used:
For the band around the card I used FRANCESCA BORDER, TIFFANY BORDER AND BORDER CARNIVALE.
The sentiment focal point attached to the band, I used the following dies:
Here is the card with the band removed, you can see the Criss Cross Base in back.
All the paper is the brand new line from Authentique Paper called:
I love the way this turned out and I think it would make a perfect Mother’s Day card.
I hope you have enjoyed my project today.
Have you visited our Challenge blog?  Enter the challenge for a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree to Cheery Lynn Designs.
Our current theme is FLOWERS.
I think I did pretty good for the theme this week;)
Hope you have a great weekend.
This has been Jeannie with The Polka Cabana with today’s post.

Gel A Tins – The Simple Life card

19 Apr

I have made a very clean and simple card for you today.

I am using the set called WILD THINGS.

This has got to be my favorite Gel A Tins set!

I decided to go simple with my colors.

You can see my main color is white.

I have been working a lot with Grafix Arts paper products.

They have amazing Vellum and all my white paper is vellum.

(sorry you can see the adhesive, it must have been the time of night, since you can’t see the the adhesive indoors!)

I love how white embossing powder looks on white vellum!  So pretty!

 I also have used Grafix Arts Black Chipboard to make the frame for my sentiment. It is amazing, since it is black all the way through!  PERFECT for mounting and framing things!

 I wanted to create a peaceful setting with the placement of the flowers and butterflies..

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 I thought this would be the perfect for someone going through a rough spot.  Someone who needed to take time out and enjoy the little things in life!

Simpler times!

(I think I need to mail the card to myself!!)

I hope you have enjoyed my project for today, this has been Jeannie with The Polka Cabana with today’s post.

Wow Embossing TEAM POST – The GLITTER GIRLS!!

7 Apr

With my fun job over at WOW EMBOSSING POWDERS…we all have teams that we are on.

My team is called THE GLITTER GIRLS and today is out team post to WOW you.

For this layout, I used stamps from the two sets called, Is it a bird? and Call Me.

 I also used three different powders: Earthtone Olive, Earthtone Blueberry and Primary Bark.

These colors matched perfectly with Authentique Papers I used.  Since I took these pictures right before I headed up to the Authentique Paper offices, it is kind of nostalgic that I used their papers.

 I used the large stamp from CALL ME to add to the overall background of my base papers and for the papers I mounted my pictures with.

 For my journaling card I used one of the trees from the IS IT A BIRD? set.

 Also for the journaling card I used my embossing pad to adhere the embossing powder to the edge.

I hope you liked this layout!  I was so shocked at the shear innocence and beauty I caught in this picture of my daughter with the eleven-foot marble Christus statue.
The original was sculpted by the Danish sculptor Thorvaldsen.  You can read more about the statues history here.
I do have to share another of the pictures I took that day.  I could have used this one also, but the layout would have had a completely different feel.
Here is the picture I am talking about.
What do you think here thoughts are in the above picture??
Anyhow, I love the picture above just as much, again is shows the pure magic and innocence of a child.
Now, I would love for you to head on over to the WOW EMBOSSING POWDER BLOG and see what the other glitter girls have made.
They are all so talented, I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Have a great weekend all you lovely people:)
Ta ta for now!
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