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Bloom Girl – Westcott Blog Hop

17 Oct

Hi Everyone!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

We are SO excited to present you a STRONG and BLOOMING collaboration between the Bloom Girl line by Jamie Dougherty and Westcott!

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All the designers have been playing with amazing products from Westcott and we were thrilled to base our projects on the Breast Cancer Awareness campaign that is always held during October.

To celebrate this awesome opportunity, both Jamie and Westcott are doing giveaways* to one lucky winner. Nice, right?!

To enter the giveaways, you must comment on each blog listed below and make sure to thank our dear Jamie on the Bloom Girls Creative group on Facebook and Westcott on their Facebook page.

You can find their products HERE on the Prima website and HERE on the Westcott one.

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*The Westcott giveaway is open to US residents only from Oct. 17th 2014 10am PT to Oct. 20th 2014 12am PT.

The Bloom Girl giveaway is open worldwide from Oct. 17th 2014 10am PT to Oct. 20th 2014 12am PT.

Bloom Girl Design Team Blog
Jamie Dougherty
Janine Koczwara
***(YOU ARE HERE)**- Jeannie DeGruccio
Lisa Adametz
Louise Nelson
Mindy Baxter
Stéphanie Beauchemin
Westcott Blog

Now let’s get inspired and start hoppin’!!

Here is my project for this hop.

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I am using the HOPE Bloom Girl stamp for this card.

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I love this phrase..as with anything cool, I found it on Pinterest.

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I loved working with the PINK for this hop.  I hope you are enjoying yourself and good luck on the giveaways we are having.

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Thank you again for stopping by.

Your next hop stop is:

Lisa Adametz

Just a little something…

15 Sep

A couple of weeks ago I was asked if I could make a really FANCY card for an anniversary.

Hmmm, is that something I could do?  Well of course!

The “husband” said, she is from a tropical place, and loves flowers and get this…LADYBUGS!!

Oh, I can do ladybug cards alright and he said I could go HEAVY on the ladybugs, so I did!

This is a Tri-Fold card, this is the front.

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This is opening up the front piece.

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A close up of the color papers and ladybugs;)

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This is the inside of the card with his message..

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This is on the card side, that is on the left of the message area.

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This is on the card side, that is on the right of the message area.

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This is the back of the card.

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He wanted a large card.  So this ended up measuring 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches.

What do you think.  When I delivered it, he was all smiles and gave me such a nice compliment. He said he could tell by looking at the card, I really enjoy what I do.

He is right, making things, especially for others, yep, that is where it’s at!

I hope you enjoyed this special card, it really was quite a masterpiece.

Thanks for stopping by and have a terrific week.

Back to School Time

3 Sep

I am not one of those parents who will lament that Summer is over.

Nope, I have been counting the days down till they go back.  (Sigh)

I have to be especially thankful for those Angels on earth, called teachers, who devote their days to teaching (my) kids.

Over on the Bloom Girl Design Team Blog is my Post today, celebrating Back to School, but also celebrating my thankfulness for their time.

Here is a peek, but you’ll have to visit the blog to see the whole thing.

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Also, last week, I had a tutorial posted about this canvas bag that I decorated.

That post, can be found here.

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For any of the Bloom Girl Products and where you can find them on sale, visit Here, for the different links to shop.

That’s about it for me.

Thanks for stopping by for my Bloom Girl Design Team post today.

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!!

 

 

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.

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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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A Tribute to my Mom with RubberMoon Stamps

14 Apr

 

When our new RubberMoon Arts Team came together and we were choosing posting dates, I knew I HAD to have today for my blog post.

What is special about today.  It is my mom’s birthday!!

She would have been 70 today, IF she were still with us.

This picture was taken circa 1961, when she graduated from Acalanes High School in Lafayette, Ca.

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My mom was a card maker EXTRAORDINAIRE!  She had one hobby and that hobby was rubber stamping.

I was her only child.  She adopted me with her 1st husband when I was just a baby.  So because I was her only child, when she passed away, I inherited, ALL of her crafting items!!

Some things I gave to friends, some I donated, others I kept, to have her with me always.

Her scissors…(see her name, in her writing?)

 

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Her pens….(see her initials in her writing?)

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…and Oh My Gosh…her STAMPS!!!  SO MANY STAMPS!!

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I also have  a lot of these packets that she’d have all done up with all the supplies pre-cut etc. to make a certain card. The sample was tucked neatly with all the pre-cut supplies.

Today, I am taking one of those packets and putting a RubberMoon spin on it.

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My goal is to stay as close as I can to her original design and color scheme, but use RubberMoon stamps.

1st step, I took the Checkerboard stamp and stamped the background.

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This is how it looked.  I didn’t really like it, but I knew how to fix it.

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Sew ribbons on it!!

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I added two parallel strips and sewed the edges under the card.

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Next, I got all the papers I needed for the paper pieced Shroom Bloom and stamped the necessary pieces.

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For the pieces I needed to add color to, I used Inktense pencils and a blending pen.

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Here are the pieces cut out and colored.

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Here is the little mushroom all pieced together!

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Now, here is a close up of my Mom’s card I was design “lifting” from.

Remember, her card was already done and does NOT HAVE RUBBERMOON stamps.

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Here is my RUBBERMOON “Take” on her original card!!

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This close up shows the little “oh la la” stamp and the tiny heart from Lindsay Ostrom’s Heart Tree.

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Here are a couple more pictures of the cards side by side.

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Well, that about does it, for this long blog post.

 

It meant a lot, to me, to have the opportunity to do this post and use so many of her things, honor her and still use RubberMoon Stamps.

I know she would have had shelves FULL of RubberMoon stamps had she had the chance!

Thank you for stopping by today!  Remember to love those close to you….today, NOW!

 Because you know what? Tomorrow doesn’t guarantee they will still be here.

This has been me, Jeannie, with today’s RubberMoon post…and telling you all about my sweet mom!

Have a great day!

 

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In Loving Memory

~Nesla Irene Wood~

1944-2008

 

 

 

 

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