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These are a few of my favorite things – At Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames

21 Mar

 

 

You will have to forgive me for the Christmas Papers on this project.

I made this in December for work sample.  I used the Basic Grey Attach Me Stickers through out this little album.

This stickers are pretty cool.  You can attach things in any album without having to punch holes in anything.

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This little album in contained in a mini file folder, just like the ones Canvas Corp Makes.

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All of the things I am hi-lighting in this post, are available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames, in Grass Valley, CA.  (that’s where I work. ;)

I’m not going to go and describe each page to you.  This is just an idea of what you can do with these Attach Me Stickers.

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Front:

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Back:

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Can you see how fun these are?  Whether you are using them as Page Attachers or just tag embellishments.  There are lots of things you can do with these and our Ben Franklin has them in lots of different colors.

I also wanted to show you real quick some of my favorite things we have at the store.  I walked around with my phone and took some pictures of some of the things we have that are new and colorful and FUN!!

EYE CANDY!!

Queen & Co tags.

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Doodlebug Sprinkles

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KI Memories

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Studio Calico

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Doodle Bug and Freckled Fawn

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Bella Blvd and SEI

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So, what do you think?  Enjoy this little tour into my FAVORITES?

I hope so.  If you are local, we can show you where you can get these fun products!

See it all at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Grass Valley, Ca.

This has been me, Jeannie with The Polka Cabana with today’s post!

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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!

Glittered Roses Artisan Week

2 Dec

This week I am the featured ARTISAN on Glittered Roses Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Glittered-Roses/278487808854550

Glittered Roses creates and supports handmade. When you know the creator, you know the passion. When you know the passion you know the care it took. Promoting partners in such a diverse community rather it be a retailer that provides products or an individual who does the construction, highlighting the unique aspect of handmade businesses through social media is a great way to bring information forward. This week you will have an opportunity to take a look at my business and the crafts the I create by hand. Be sure and stop by Deirdre’s page and let her know I sent you.

I do have to say I am more of a crafter for giving than for financial gain.  I have yet to figure out how to make it all work to make money doing what I love.  But, I am here today to show you some of the past thing’s I’ve recently done.  I am mainly a paper crafter, and oh boy do I love paper!!

These are some Sugar Plum Fairy Baby’s First Birthday card I did .

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Cards are easy to personalize for people, even over the internet.

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Here is what the insides of all the cards looked like.

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I am lucky enough to work a craft store in the area  live in.   It is called Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames.  It has been owned by the same family since their opening, 40 years ago.

You should visit our Facebook Page.  Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames-Grass Valley

These are some Washi Tape Cards I am going to teach a class on after the 1st of the year.

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Washi tape, it might me another addiction for me.

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This card here, the little girls are made out of popsicle sticks, wrapped in Washi Tape.

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There you have it.  My handmade post for today.  I hope you will go to the Glittered Roses Page and check out all the fabulous crafters who have shared their talent over the past weeks.

Have a great day!

Have you missed me??

15 Oct

I have taken some time off from blogging, BUT, guess what?  I am BACK!!

Not only am I back, I have got some terrific news about a new team I have been chosen for..

Introducing…RubberMoon Arts!!  The Creative team for RubberMoon Stamps!!  HOORAY!!

To try out for this team, we were asked to make 3 never before seen projects.

I was limited in what RubberMoon stamps I had, so bear with the repetition in my projects..

All 3 of my projects were made for a wonderful, sweet coworker who happens to be a total book lover!!

So, the stamps I had were perfect.  I took advantage of my digital abilities and created 1 total digital project, 1 digital hybrid project and 1 traditional stamped project.

Here they all are:

All Digital Project…

Project 1

Project 1a

Digital Hybrid Project…

Project 2

Project 2a

Project 2b

Traditional stamped project…

Project 3

Project 3a

Those of you who have been with me, I hope you will join me as I embark on this new adventure.  I am thrilled for this opportunity.  Not only do I love the style of RubberMoon stamps, we also carry these in the store I work at, Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames.  So this feels like a personal endeavor as well!

I hope you will enjoy the things I will be sharing in the upcoming months!!

A new class coming up for me…..

14 May

I have another class coming up at Ben Franklin.

This one is coming up quick.

The date is Tuesday May 28th, 2013.  The time is from 10:00am to 12:00 noon.

The cost will be $22.00 for 4 12 x 12 pages. (That translates to 2 complete 2 page layouts, all paper supplies included)

Not included are the following.

SCISSORS, ADHESIVES, FOAM DOTS, DIMENSIONAL FOAM, GLUE DOTS, DISTRESSING INKS AND SPONGES ACRYLIC PAINT FOR DOTS.

Because of time constraints, it is best to do distressing and paint dots at your leisure, at a later time, namely at home.

Without further ado, here are the pages we will be doing.

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So, what do you think?  Are you interested in coming?  What about a Kit?

You can order a Kit for $20.00.  If you don’t live by me you just pay for the kit plus shipping, it’s that easy!!

I have based the layouts of course on the lovely Mary Engelbreit.  But I also love the art of  Lauren Child.  I love how she mixes pictures of  real objects with her drawings and art.

That’s what I have done with these layouts.  Some of the items are actual pictures mixed with die cuts and other things.  I just love how everything turned out and I hope you like these layouts too.

If you want to sign up for the class to take from me at Ben Franklin,

Call: (530) 273-1348.

Let them know you want to sign up for a class and they will direct you to the right department.

If you want to order a kit, send me a message at:

jmdegruc@yahoo.com.

I will need a mailing address to quote your shipping.

That’s it for today!

Thanks for stopping by.

So many things….

7 May

Ooh I have been so busy!  I work 3 days a week at the best store in the world.  If I haven’t bragged in a while, I work at the local craft store in our area, Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames-Grass Valley. I work in the Paper Arts department and I have recently started teaching classes. We have free classes during the week and on Saturdays.  I teach the Saturday classes.

Head on over to our Facebook page and LIKE us!!  Be sure and let them know Jeannie sent you over while you are there!!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ben-Franklin-Crafts-and-Frames-Grass-Valley/109294332432249?fref=ts

But, I also teach classes that you can sign up for(that you have a fee for) and I have been getting some great feedback from the ladies taking the classes so far. HOORAY!!

Today I taught my Mad about Mary Card Class.  Here were the main cards..

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The cards you see here are my samples and what is so awesome about them is each one has a handwritten sentiment on it.  For my class the sentiments were computer generated, but they turned out just as cute.  It seems I have a lot of bosses at my job, but my direct boss, is the MOST AMAZING ARTIST,….well, outside of Mary….Linsdsay about takes the cake!  Go take a look at her blog to see what I’m talking about.  Her name is Lindsay Ostrom.  She is the one who has handwritten all my sentiments, how lucky am I???

Also this month….Clear Scraps has revealed their new Kit…and let me tell you…WOW is it a good one!

You can be part of our little Kit Club family by going to our Facebook page and liking it.  Creating Made Easy Kit Club Facebook Page. Let them know Jeannie from The Polka Cabana sent you over!

That way you can keep up with our kit reveals and what we are up to.

Here is our May 2013 Main Kit

May Main Kit 2013

Click HERE... to see what all is included in this kit.

My Mind’s Eye Papers….LOVE IT!!

If you head on over to the Clear Scraps Kit Club blog, you can see what our Design Team has been up to with this kit.  Here is a sneak peek at what I made…

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You will have to head on over to the blog post to see my completed project and I’d love to have you leave a comment and let them know I sent you over.

Here is the link to see my completed project!

http://clearscraps.typepad.com/clear_scraps_kit_club/2013/05/you-make-me-smile-scrapbook-page.html

I will be back later with more Clear Scraps projects.

Next up at Ben Franklin’s:

Mary inspired Scrapbook Pages

Washi Tape Cards

Father’s Day Cards

Guess What I’m up to now??

9 Apr

For any of you who live locally, I am getting ready to start teaching classes at our local Ben Franklin store.

My first class was officially last Saturday, which was called Scrapbook 101.

Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames of Grass Valley are starting to do a series of free classes.  Be sure to check their page to see what teachers are doing what.

My next class, this Saturday April 13, 2013 will be about 2 page layouts.  I will be showing you my favorite way to do a 2 page layout and get you practice the technique yourself!!

I am most excited to let you know about my Mother’s Day Card Class coming up real soon on Tuesday April 23, 2013 from 1:00 to 3:00pm.

MOTHER’S DAY CARD CLASS…MOTHER’S DAY CARD CLASS…MOTHER’S DAY CARD CLASS…MOTHER’S DAY CARD CLASS…

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This class will require you to sign up by calling the store at 530-273-1348.

Cost:  18.00

Supplies for cards are included

Please bring your own SCISSORS and ADHESIVES.

Here is a look at each one of the cards.

Space is limited, so call soon to reserve your spot!!

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